University Letter

Volume 39, Number 43: August 9, 2002


President’s State Of The University Address Is Sept. 18

White Coat Ceremony Set For Aug. 9

World Trade Center Artists Exhibit At Museum

University Letter Lists Summer Schedule

Reception Will Honor A. Rashid Hasan

Doctoral Examination Set For Casey Armour

Counseling Center Director Candidate Visits Campus Aug. 15

Bus Tour Will Showcase North Dakota

All Invited To Take Part In Grad Student Fair

Departments Invited To Take Part In Involvement Expo 2002


Health Sciences Library Lists Aug. 9 Hours

Registrar’s Office Will Be Closed Aug. 15

Open Course Sections Listed Online

Volunteers Sought To Welcome New International Students

Sens Appointed To Head Pathology Department

Karen Berthold Named Associate Dean Of Outreach Programs

Aerospace Foundation To Conduct Customer Flight Training For Cirrus Design

Employees May Enroll In Courses At Low Cost

2002-2003 Tuition And Fees

Death Noted Of Three Students

Prairie Public Broadcasting Will Transmit From Two Additional UND Frequencies

Applications Sought For Assistant Professor Of Family Medicine

Please Notify Bookstore Of Overrides

Central Receiving Merges With Facilities

Departing Faculty Must Follow Equipment Policy

Use State Contract For UND Cell Phones

State Fleet Adjusts Motor Pool Rates

People Who Stutter Sought For Study

Visitor Parking Passes Are For Guests

Bookstore Seeks Employees; Cafe Offers New Menu

Items For Sale To Public On Bids


Research, Grant Opportunities Listed



President’s State Of The University Address Is Sept. 18

President Kupchella’s State of the University address is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

White Coat Ceremony Set For Aug. 9

The School of Medicine class of 2006 white coat ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, in the Reed Keller Auditorium, Health Sciences Building. The guest speaker is William Newman, professor of medicine and assistant dean for veterans affairs. A reception/picnic immediately follows on the front lawn. -- Dean’s Office, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

World Trade Center Artists Exhibit At Museum

“Re-Imagining New York,” an exhibition by nine landscape painters who lost their studios in the World Trade Center tragedy Sept. 11, opens at the North Dakota Museum of Art Tuesday, Aug. 13. Five of the nine artists in the show will come to North Dakota for the 6 p.m. opening that day. The exhibition continues through Sunday, Sept. 29.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Museum will extend its hours to 9 p.m. as musicians from the region will present contemplative music from noon until closing. There is no charge due to the generosity of the musicians and the public is encouraged to come and go at will.

The nine landscape artists, Vanessa Lawrence, Megan Craig, Nancy Friese, Peter Ruta, Sjoerd Doting, Stan Friedman, Karin Batten, Nedra Newby, and Ellen Korbonski, shared an expansive studio on the 91st floor in the northeast corner of the World Trade Center, courtesy of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Studioscape Residency Program. For three months, their easels were to stand at the east and north windows as the artists struggled with one of the most daunting cityscapes on earth.

Museum Director Laurel Reuter, worried about her friend, North Dakota native Nancy Friese, who shared the studio on the 91st floor.

Days later, an e-mail made it through. Friese was accounted for; the paintings were gone. Friese wrote, “I feel so numb, having worked so hard . . . over twenty paintings completed. And I feel so small, mourning my paintings, missing my brushes when others lost everything.” Struck by the universality of disaster, Reuter was reminded of the flood that devastated her own community, Grand Forks, in 1997. She had seen the same guilt felt by those who didn’t lose everything. She also remembered that those who continued working moved through the experience with greater peace, albeit accompanied by similar loss and exhaustion. Her friend needed to go back to painting. Thus the idea of the exhibition was born, an exhibition as much about survival, and memory and loss, as about painting. Friese agreed to curate the show in which the artists would re-imagine New York City. The show is the synthesis of the struggle first to transform into art one of the most formidable landscapes on earth, and then to remember, re-imagine, and reclaim that view which no longer exists.

Ruta, the oldest of the painters, felt the historical challenge. “When it came to painting the view from the 91st floor, I felt I was on my own – without artistic company, antecedents, or traditions. Who else in the 20th century (now shading into the 21st) had painted the city whole? I had to start from scratch.”

Friese chose to step back into the room and to frame fragments of the city within the Trade Center’s window casements. These slices of cityscape are crowned with billowing, shifting, life-filled clouds befitting the granddaughter of a famous Plains weatherman, the legacy of a child raised in homes where dinner table conversations were dominated by the weather.

Doting, an artist from Holland, humanized the vast city of New York with less turbulent skies and meandering waterways, reminiscent of the Dutch cityscapes of earlier times. He completed four major paintings over the course of his months in his Tower studio. Since Sept. 11, he has painstakingly recreated those paintings, one of which will be finished in time for the exhibition.

Friedman, for decades a painter of Manhattan cityscapes, found that seeing familiar places from a new, aerial point-of-view was both a gift and a challenge, especially at night when the city became “a universe of moving and stationary stars, nebulae of differently lit neighborhoods and shimmering river reflections.” Friedman lost eight paintings, saving only two night scenes, carried home a few days before. On the morning of Sept. 11 he went to his 25th floor apartment window and as the towers went down, he began to draw, capturing the collapse of the building. For the next four months, he couldn’t paint at all.

Batten was in shock for six weeks but by November forced herself to go back to painting. Using photographs and drawing from her memory, she began to reclaim her paintings.

Like so many artists in New York, nearly all of the painters in “Re-Imagining New York” support their artistic lives with other careers. Nedra Newby is a public school art teacher and Ellen Korbonski, a film maker and a painter who was born and raised in California, works as a book designer.

“Re-Imagining New York” is underwritten by Xcel Energy with additional funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support came from the City of Grand Forks through a grant form the North Valley Arts Council.

The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. There is no admission charge. The Museum is located on Centennial Drive on the campus of the University of North Dakota. -- North Dakota Museum of Art.


University Letter Lists Summer Schedule

The University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Following are the publication dates: Aug. 9, 23, and 30. The deadline for article submission remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article published. Articles will be run only once due to space and budget constraints.

If you will be away for the summer and wish to suspend your paper or electronic subscription until fall, please contact me. – Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, 777-3621,

Reception Will Honor A. Rashid Hasan

A farewell reception will be held in honor of A. Rashid Hasan from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, in 166 Upson II Hall. Dr. Hasan will be leaving UND for the University of Minnesota-Duluth after 23 years of teaching, research, and administration. Please join us in thanking him for his contributions to UND, and in wishing him well in his new position. -- John Watson, Dean, College of Engineering and Mines.

Doctoral Examination Set For Casey Armour

The final examination for Casey Armour, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in biology, is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, in 103 Starcher Hall. The dissertation title is “Nesting Biology and Use of Upland Cover by Waterfowl and American Bitterns (Botaurus lentiginosus) on a Cultivated Wild Rice Farm.” Richard Crawford (biology) is the committee chair.
Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Counseling Center Director Candidate Visits Campus Aug. 15

An open forum/presentation by Robert W. Larsen, a candidate for the position of counseling center director, will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Students, faculty, administrators and staff are invited to participate. Dr. Larsen is currently the director of counseling and testing services at Southwest State University, Marshall, Minn. The topic of his 15-minute presentation is “Success Coaches, College Student Inventory, and Student Retention.”

Additional information about the candidate will be available at the forum, or you can request this information by contacting me. – Phyllis Norgren, Student Health Services, 777-4500,

Bus Tour Will Showcase North Dakota

The 2002 bus tour with President Charles Kupchella will offer new faculty and administrators an opportunity to learn more about their new “home state.” The three-day tour, which takes place Monday, Aug. 19, to Wednesday, Aug. 21, will be aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned motor coach.

The tour of the southern half of North Dakota will provide participants with a glimpse of the state’s culture, heritage, economy, and geography. It is underwritten by the Alumni Association and Foundation. Douglas Munski (geography) will provide “color commentary” for the travelers.

The schedule follows.

Monday, Aug. 19

• Meet at the Chester Fritz Auditorium parking lot at 7:15 a.m. for an early departure. Travel south for a visit and refreshments at Mayville State University, one of the smallest campuses in the North Dakota University System.
• Continue south to Casselton for a Red River Valley farm tour, agribusiness briefing, and lunch at the home of Lt. Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
• Travel through the scenic Sheyenne River Valley and on to Bismarck, with a brief stop in Jamestown.
• Enjoy dinner with UND alumni and friends at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. Following dinner, tour the Center to learn more about te history of our state.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
• Ride (or walk, if you prefer) down the hill for greetings from University System Chancellor Larry Isaak and a guided tour of the State Capitol building.
• Travel to Richardton to tour the newly renovated Assumption Abbey, home to Benedictine monks since 1906 and often described as the “Cathedral of the Prairie.”
• Meet UND alumni and friends for lunch in Dickinson.
• Go west into the Badlands to Medora, and enjoy a bus tour of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park with Cowboy Lyle as our guide. Return to Medora for some free time shopping, sightseeing or relaxing.
• Enjoy a pitchfork fondue dinner and the Medora Musical, a professionally produced musical extravaganza in the spectacular outdoor Burning Hills Amphitheater.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

• Travel to the Beulah area for a tour of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Plant, followed by a sack lunch.
• Learn about the state’s American Indian heritage during a stop at the Knife River Indian Village National Historic Site.
• Experience the great tradition of a “church supper” in Sheyenne. Enjoy the food and conversation with some of the residents of this town of 300.
• Conclude the tour with fun and games on the bus before returning to Grand forks by about 9 p.m.
A few seats are still available; call 777-2724 for more information. -- Fred Wittmann, Assistant to the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.


All Invited To Take Part In Grad Student Fair

The Graduate School will offer an information fair for new graduate students during new graduate student orientation Thursday, Aug. 22, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. We invite campus participation. If you are interested in having a table or booth at the fair, please contact Staci Matheny in the Graduate School at 777-2786. – Cynthia Shabb, Graduate School.


Departments Invited To Take Part In Involvement Expo 2002

The Memorial Union, in conjunction with Student Academic Services, will coordinate the UND Involvement Expo Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Involvement Expo provides a unique outdoor setting in front of the Memorial Union to promote student organizations, campus departments, and local businesses. Departments are encouraged to take part in this yearly opportunity to show new students what the campus and the community have to offer.

If your department wishes to participate in Involvement Expo 2002, please register by contacting Alena Valdez at 777-3665 or by Friday, Aug. 2. – Susan Johnson, Student Organization Coordinator.



Health Sciences Library Lists Aug. 9 Hours

The Library of the Health Sciences will be open Friday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will be open the additional hour to accommodate the white coat ceremony. – April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.


Registrar’s Office Will Be Closed Aug. 15

Due to a staff retreat, the registrar’s office will be closed Thursday, Aug. 15, from noon to 4:30 p.m. We regret any inconvenience this might cause. – Mike Cogan, Associate Registrar.


Open Course Sections Listed Online

The office of the registrar would like to point advisers and students to resources for finding open course sections for the fall semester. An open course section list is updated daily on the registrar web pages and can be found on the UND home page, Web ALFI also provides a search feature for finding open sections of a course. Please be aware that our office requires an instructor signature to allow any student to enroll in a closed course. When students inquire about gaining entry to closed courses, we direct them to the instructor or department. For more information please contact the office of the registrar at 777-2711. – Nancy Krogh, University Registrar.


Volunteers Sought To Welcome New International Students

The International Centre friends program is seeking volunteers to help welcome new international students.
How can you help? Here are some suggestions.

• Pick up a student from the airport when they first arrive;
• Spend quality time with them during their first days here;
• Provide them with tips on how to keep warm;
• Take the student to school events such as concerts, hockey games, etc.

“Experience the World by Making Friends.” For more information on the friends program, or to volunteer, please contact friends program coordinator, Chatu Gunaratne at – International Centre.


Sens Appointed to Head Pathology Department

Mary Ann Sens of West Virginia University (WVU) has been named to chair the department of pathology, effective Sept. 1.
Sens, selected after a national search, comes to the medical school from her position as professor of pathology at WVU in Morgantown. She will take over for Marvin Cooley, who has served as interim chair since the retirement of Roger Sopher last fall. Cooley will continue in his role as associate professor of pathology.

“Dr. Sens is an outstanding teacher and researcher who, along with her most accomplished scientist-husband, Dr. Donald Sens, is conducting cutting-edge research in cancer related to the kidney, breast and bladder, funded by two major grants from the National Institutes of Health,” said H. David Wilson, dean of the medical school and vice president for health affairs.

Donald Sens also will join the medical school as professor of surgery, as will collaborating researchers Scott Garrett, assistant professor, and Seema Somji, research assistant professor, in the pathology department. These talented scientists function as a team in the research program, Wilson said.

Sens, a native of Berea, Ohio, earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Eastern Michigan University, the doctorate in physical inorganic chemistry from the University of South Carolina and her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and forensic pathology, she has been with West Virginia University since 1994.

From 1994 to 1999, she also served as professor and chair of the pathology department at the Robert C. Byrd Health Science Center of West Virginia University.

H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine.


Karen Berthold Named Associate Dean Of Outreach Programs

Karen Berthold has been named associate dean of outreach programs in the Division of Student and Outreach Services. Since 1998, she has served as assistant dean of outreach programs, and will continue to provide leadership to credit and non credit distance education programs within the Division of Continuing Education.

A North Dakota native, Berthold earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration and a doctorate in educational administration from UND. She is a graduate of the Harvard management program and the executive leadership management institute of Stanford University. Berthold has been employed by the University for 25 years in positions at the former UND Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital, nursing, medical school, and has been at continuing education since 1991. In her role as associate dean, Berthold will provide leadership to several areas within continuing education including distance degree programs, extension, certificate programs, conferences, correspondence study and the Bismarck Graduate Center.

Berthold serves on University committees, is an active member of the University Continuing Education Association, and is recognized for her knowledge in grant writing, which she has taught in seminar format for many years. She received the UND Meritorious Service Award in 1994 and the Outstanding Division of Continuing Education Employee Award in 1992.

-- James Shaeffer, Dean of Outreach Programs and Associate Vice President of Student and Outreach Services.


Aerospace Foundation To Conduct Customer Flight Training For Cirrus Design

The Aerospace Foundation will provide flight training for Cirrus Design Corporation customers at their Duluth customer center. The staff at UNDAF, a public, non-profit corporation that serves as a business arm between industry and the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, will conduct all flight training for Cirrus customers in Duluth.

Aerospace Foundation President Bruce Smith said, “This opportunity provides ample benefits for all parties. We anticipate Cirrus customers will be pleased with the professional level of training that we have to offer. We continue to expand and look forward to assisting manufacturers as well as opening another training center this fall in Williston.”

Cirrus President and CEO Alan Klapmeier said, “UND Aerospace is known nationally for the quality of the flight training it offers, and we’re confident our customers will receive top-notch training with them. Cirrus is pleased to welcome them to the team.”

The Cirrus site will be the foundation’s sixth training center. A transition program, typically lasting two days, is included with each aircraft sold by Cirrus Design.

Bruce Smith, President, Aerospace Foundation and Dean, Odegard School.



Employees May Enroll In Courses At Low Cost

For just $7.67 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in University classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor for release time during working hours. You must have successfully completed your probationary period. You can continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management. Here’s how to enroll:

1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at the Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or at the Graduate School, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).

2. Choose the course you’d like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.

3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the Graduate School. Return the completed waiver forms to Admissions. The deadline for filing the waiver is Friday, Aug. 16, for the fall semester.

4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.

If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an “Application for Admission” form, available from the Admissions Office or Graduate School. There is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot be waived.

Take advantage of your $1,000 benefit! – Heidi Kippenhan, Director of Admissions, and Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel.


2002-2003 Tuition and Fees


Death Noted Of Three Students

It is with regret that the University reports that Michael R. Anderson of Devils Lake died Monday, June 24. He was enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall semester of 2000 through the spring semester of 2002.

It is with regret that the University reports that Robin C. Morsette of New Town died Saturday, July 6. She was admitted into the College of Education and Human Development in the spring semester of 2002 majoring in education.

It is with regret that the University reports that Crystal M. Christian of Grand Forks died Wednesday, July 14. She was admitted into UND in the fall semester of 1997 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in the spring semester of 2002.

Lillian Elsinga, Dean of Students.


Prairie Public Broadcasting Will Transmit From Two Additional UND Frequencies

North Dakota Public Radio, the state’s National Public Radio-affiliated statewide network, began simulcasting its signal on two additional UND frequencies Aug. 1.

The University discontinued its own broadcasting from KFJM FM (90.7) and KUND AM (1370), known together as “Northern Lights Public Radio,” July 31.

Prairie Public Broadcasting’s board of directors approved the simulcasting, said James Shaeffer, dean of continuing education. The board also authorized its staff to explore other possible collaboration with UND in regard to KUND AM and KFJM FM. Prairie Public Radio has broadcast from UND’s third licensed frequency, KUND FM (89.3), since 1998.

The decision to end UND’s direct involvement in radio came after nearly five years of keeping Northern Lights Public Radio on the air after the University cut funding to public radio following the 1997 flood.

“Fund raising for public radio is a challenge,” Shaeffer said, “in a market served by both Minnesota and North Dakota public radio networks. To continue would require that UND reallocate a significant annual budget towards operating costs, as well as prepare to cover needed capital improvements.”

The stations first found themselves at risk in the early 1990s when the federal government drastically reduced its support of public radio. The Flood of 1997 was also devastating.

James Shaeffer, Dean of Outreach Programs.

Applications Sought For Assistant Professor Of Family Medicine

The Family Practice Center residency training program, department of behavioral science, invites applications for the position of clinical psychologist with a full-time faculty appointment of assistant professor within the Department of Family Medicine. The position begins Sept. 15. The Family Practice Center residency training program consists of a primary care clinic and a training program for both medical residents specializing in family medicine and psychology graduate students completing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. The essential responsibilities of the position involve:

1. providing approximately 20 hours/week of clinical services with an emphasis on psychological and neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents (especially interested in an individual experienced in the evaluation of pediatric developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders and ADHD); and

2. working with the director of behavioral science to develop the psychology curriculum for the residency program, teach and supervise medical residents and psychology graduate students, develop a program of research related to pediatric psychology, and develop community education programming in pediatric psychology.

Required qualifications:

1. a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an APA accredited graduate program;

2. completion of an APA accredited internship with a preference given for individuals who have completed a child/pediatric specialty internship;

3. licensure in the state of North Dakota;

4. at least three years of clinical experience working with pediatric patients;

5. teaching experience with a preference for individuals who have worked in a primary care setting; and

6. excellent ability to collaborate with allied health professionals and community providers/agencies.

Competitive base salary, practice plan, benefits (health insurance, pension plan, annual vacation, malpractice insurance, educational leave), and conference travel allowance. Interested candidates can send a letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Rosanne B. McBride, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Science, UND Family Practice Center, 725 Hamline, Grand Forks, ND 58203. Application deadline is Aug. 30, 2002. The University of North Dakota is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.


Please Notify Bookstore Of Overrides

Faculty are asked to notify the UND Bookstore if they are giving overrides. This will ensure enough books for students. Enrollment is up, and last fall we were scrambling to order books after classes started because there were a large number of overrides. Thank you. – Diane Hadden, University Bookstore.


Central Receiving Merges With Facilities

On July 1, central receiving merged with the facilities department; prior to then, it was a division of the purchasing department. Based on both proximity and similarity of function the change will create greater efficiencies for the campus by allowing sharing of staff. The function of central receiving will remain the same: receipt/disbursement of campus packages, storage, and surplus property. The contact number will remain the same and the change should be seamless to the campus. – Larry Zitzow, Director, Facilities.


Departing Faculty Must Follow Equipment Policy

A policy and procedure titled “Equipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty” is available from the purchasing office. This policy and procedure should be included in your administrative manual. A copy may be requested from purchasing at 777-2681 or by using the web address, Any concerns or questions regarding the policy and procedure can be directed to Jerry Clancy at 777-2681. – Purchasing Office.


Use State Contract For UND Cell Phones

Cellular phone service for University use should be purchased using the state contract with Cellular One. The UND Cellular One representative can be reached at 1-800-497-0634. Departments are charged monthly via an ID billing from the telecommunications office. If cellular phone service is to be purchased outside of the state contract, approval should be obtained from telecommunications. Exempted cellular phone services must be processed by submitting the phone service agreement and a purchase requisition to the purchasing office for the creation of a blanket purchase order. – Purchasing Office.


State Fleet Adjusts Motor Pool Rates

On Aug. 1, the North Dakota State Fleet adjusted their motor pool rates as follows. Please use these rates when calculating a trip using a motorpool vehicle. If there are any questions, please call Mary at 777-4123.

Vehicle TypeUND Rate Per Mile
Compact sedan 0.29
Minivan 0.44
Van, 8 passenger 0.47
Van, 12 passenger 0.47
Van, 15 passenger 0.47
Compact 4x4/Jeep 0.41
Suburban, 6 passenger 0.41
Chevy S-10 pickup 0.49
Cargo van-full size 0.53
Mini cargo van 0.49

Effective Oct. 1:

 Per MilePer Day
47 passenger motorcoach$1.03$320

overnight is actual lodging cost

Total cost = per day + per mile + actual lodging.

Mary Metcalf, Transportation Manager.


People Who Stutter Sought For Study

Manish Rami (communication sciences and disorders) is conducting pilot studies to explore the effects of various auditory stimuli on people who stutter. He is seeking people who stutter to take part in the study. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Dr. Rami at 777-3724. Participants will be compensated for their time. – Manish Rami, Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders.


Visitor Parking Passes Are For Guests

Please remember that visitor passes can only be used by people not affiliated with UND. Faculty, staff, and students must park in their assigned lots and are not allowed to park in visitor lots. Visitor parking is intended for guests/visitors who visit our campus and need parking. We ask your cooperation in complying with UND Policy regarding visitor parking. Thank you! – Sherry Kapella, Manager, Traffic Division.


Bookstore Seeks Employees; Cafe Offers New Menu

* Barnes & Noble University Bookstore is seeking temporary help during book rush, Aug. 20-30. Applicants must be able to work flexible part-time hours. Helpful knowledge and duties include: cash register functions, clerical skills, bookselling, and customer service. Applications are available at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore customer service desk or call Darin at 777-2746.

* The Tower Cafe at the bookstore has a new lunch menu featuring a variety of sandwiches and salads made fresh by Nature’s Oasis. Come try an Italian pasta salad or a focaccia sandwich. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Sunday.


Items For Sale To Public On Bids

The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, and other miscellaneous items. These may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse on the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 5-8. – Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.



Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or


Grants for Health Services Dissertation Research undertaken as part of an academic program. Deadlines: 9/15/02, 1/15/03, 5/15/03. Contact: Greta Drott, 301-594-3421;;


Personnel Security Research Program (SOL 01-028)–Funding for research addressing issues pertinent to personnel security. Areas covered by include trust and betrayal, automated monitoring and financial/credit, continuing evaluation and aftercare, utility analysis, and vetting systems. Deadline: 9/20/02. Contact: Howard Timm, 831-657-3016;;


Research Fellowships in the fields of chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, and computational and evolutionary molecular biology. Deadline: 9/15/02. Contact: Gwen Knowles, 212-649-1649;;


American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Epidemiology or Prevention; Joseph H. Burchenal Clinical Research Award; Bruce F. Cain Memorial Award (outstanding preclinical research); G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award (outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research); Cornelius P Rhoads Memorial Award (meritorious achievement by an early career investigator in cancer research); Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award (research which has made/may make a notable contribution to improve clinical care in the field of cancer); DeWitt S. Goodman Memorial Lectureship (significant contributions to the general field of cancer prevention); Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship (meritorious contributions to cancer research and furthering advancement of women in science). Deadline: 9/16/02. Contact: Sheri Ozard, 215-440-9300 x114;;;


Todd E. Husted Memorial Award for dissertation research that indicates the most potential to contribute toward development and improvement of mental illness services for those with severe and persistent mental illness. Deadline: 9/16/02. Contact: 202-336-6000;;


Methodology Paper Competition–Award presented for a paper addressing methodology, related issues, and/or a particular technique. Research Grant Award–Support for research broadly related to education for library and information science. Deadline: 9/13/02. Contact: ALISE National Office, 703-234-4146;;


Public Health Fellowship and Internship Demonstration Training Grant Program–Support to share expertise among public health faculty, fellow/interns, and health professionals at BHP. Deadline: 8/26/02. Contact: Douglas Lloyd, 301-443-6853;;;


Support for economic education research proposals and projects with national impact that address the following: promoting economic literacy; difficulty of learning economics as well as finding and funding the best ways to teach economics; testing the impact of economic education; and the large number of students at risk of leaving school, and hence never effectively participating in the nation’s economic system. Deadlines: 9/15/02, 2/15/03. Contact: 570-675-7074;;


Research Grants and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships--Support for cancer prevention research and education in the following categories: basic, clinical, translational and applied research; education programs in cancer prevention; early detection projects; and behavioral intervention projects. Contact: 703-836-4412;; Deadlines: 9/15/02, 3/1/03.


The Indian Professional Development Program (OESE) supports projects to increase the number of qualified Indian individuals in professions that serve Indian people; provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary educational personnel; and improve skills of qualified Indian individuals. Demonstration Grants for Indian Children (OESE) support projects to develop, test, and demonstrate effectiveness of services and programs to improve educational opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary Indian children. Deadline: 8/22/02. Contact: 877-433-7827;;;


Anti Tamper (SOL PRDA-02-17-SNK)–Support to identify and develop new and innovative anti-tamper (AT) technologies and methods, measures of effectiveness and validation techniques. Deadline: 9/10/02. Contact: Dawn Ross or Michael Cramer, 937-255-5186;;; or the FedBizOpps homepage at

Advanced Chemical Reactor Systems (BAA-TYN-02-002)–Areas of interest are systems intended to 1) produce, or deliver, directed-energy weapon chemicals in combat quantities, under deployed force conditions; 2) convert waste chemicals and materials from combat weapon-system maintenance and sustainment operations to energy or benign compounds; or 3) efficiently produce thermal, mechanical or electrical energy on demand using high-energy chemistry and reactor systems compatible with force deployment constraints; or systems that utilize compact unit operation to 1) recover waste energy from force deployment activities for reutilization or 2) rejuvenate water from force deployment activities for reutilization. Deadline: 9/20/02. Contact: Alyce Molt, 850-283-8627;; 02-002/listing.html.


Naval Air Vehicle Propulsion Technology (02-BAA-0001)–Support for 1) research for advanced gas turbine propulsion component and materials technologies; 2) development of Prognostics, Diagnostics, and Health Monitoring systems for propulsion, power and drive systems; 3) development of Navy propulsion component and subsystem technologies; 4) development of Advanced Electrical Power and Thermal Management technologies, architectures, and analytical models; 5) innovative concepts that facilitate integration of expendable turbo-ramjets into cruise missile airframes; 6) Assessment of Potential Costs and Benefits; and 7) UAV Propulsion. technologies that will significantly increase mission performance and operational capabilities, reduce total ownership cost, and improve system readiness of Naval Air Vehicles. Deadline: 9/30/02. Contact: Veronica Singmore, 301-757-9734;; 01/listing.html.


Support for research to stimulate advances in the science of risk communication so more effective methods, tools, and models can be used to empower communities to participate more effectively in environmental cleanups. Contact: David Kelley, 202-564-3263;;; Deadline: 9/19/02.


Research Travel Grants–Support for research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Library. Contact: Grants Coordinator, 734-741-2218;; Deadlines: 9/15/02, 3/15/03.


Support throughout a broad area of interest, including, but not limited to, education, arts and humanities, health, and community service. Deadline: 9/9/02. Contact: Mary Scott, P.O. Box 20124, Greensboro, NC 27420; Telephone: 336-274-5471.


Partnerships, Networking, Empowering, and Roll-Out Program (PartNER)–Support for projects that encourage innovative activities and people-to-people contacts that enable Russian grassroots organizations to establish and strengthen relationships with their U.S. counterpart organizations. Deadline: 9/16/02. Contact: Gennady Podolny, Telephone: 7-8312-19-5011;;


Support for researchers in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers provide support for young foreign researchers; Fellowships for Research in Japan—Short-Term Program support senior investigators; and Fellowship for Research in Japan—Long-Term Program providing funding for professors and postdoctoral researchers. Deadlines: 9/13/02, 5/16/03. Contact: Kojimachi Office, Yamato Building, 5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8471, Japan; Telephone: 81-3-3263-1721;;


Grants providing funding to present, preserve or interpret work of the highest aesthetic merit by lesser known American artists who have died after September 12, 1976. Deadline: 9/15/02. Contact: Elizabeth Simonson Slater, 212-831-4114;


Sustainable Forestry Grants–Areas of interest include but are not limited to restoration forestry (research, demonstration, and implementation); forestry-related internships for college-level students; incorporation of sustainable forestry concepts and full-cost accounting systems into professional educational standards; ‘Distinguished Visitor Programs’ to bring forestry leaders to Schools of Forestry and Environmental Studies at universities and colleges; and ecosystem-based approaches to forestry in general. Deadlines: 9/13/02 (Inquiry); 10/16/02 (Proposal). Contact:;


Integrated Biomedical Technology Research Resources for Proteomics and Glycomics–Support to foster development of improved technologies and methods for proteomics and glycomics research. Deadlines: 9/1/02, 1/2/03, 5/1/03, 9/1/03, (Letter of Intent); 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03 (Application). Contact: Douglas M. Sheeley, 301-435-0755;;


Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence (ACEs) (RFA-AI-02-006)–Support for integrated basic, pre-clinical and clinical research centers to: conduct clinical trials and studies of mechanisms of action of tolerance induction and new immune modulation interventions; accelerate early translation of basic findings into clinical application; facilitate utilization of clinical materials for basic research studies; enhance exchange of information between basic scientists and clinicians and various specialists involved in treating autoimmune diseases; and establish a collaborative approach to clinical and basic research among multiple institutions. Contact: Elaine Collier, 301-496-7104;; Deadlines: 9/17/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/16/02 (Application).

Cooperative Clinical Trial in Pediatric Transplantation (RFA-AI-02-004)–Support to participate in a cooperative clinical trial program to improve graft acceptance and patient/graft survival in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Deadlines: 9/10/02, 10/11/02. Contact: Shiv A. Prasad, 301-496-5598;;

Innovative Approaches for Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance (RFA-AI-02-009)–Support for novel and innovative research, including high risk and high payoff studies in nontraditional fields, to enhance understanding of factors affecting development of resistant pathogens and spread of resistance genes. Contact: Marissa A. Miller, 301-496-7728;; Deadlines: 9/10/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/10/02 (Application).


Specialized Centers of Research (SCORS) in Rheumatoid Arthritis and In Osteoporosis (RFA-AR-02-005). Deadlines: 9/16/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/16/02 (Application). Contact: Julia B. Freeman, 301-594-5052;;


Female Health and Egg Quality (HD-02-018)–Support to participate in a multisite National Cooperative Program. Deadlines: 9/16/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/16/02 (Application). Contact: Richard J. Tasca, 301-435-6973;;


National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training (PAR-00-116)–Comprehensive training grants to fund pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and short-term trainees to address expanding opportunities in dental, oral and craniofacial research. Deadline: 9/10/02. Contact: James A. Lipton, 301-594-2618;;


Centers of Excellence in Complex Biomedical Systems Research (CE/CBSR) (RFA-GM-03-002)--Funding for development of pioneering research and training programs focused on quantitative, systems level analysis of biological phenomena of biomedical importance in the areas of cell biology and biophysics, genetics and developmental biology, human physiology in the areas of trauma, burn, inflammation, and multiorgan failure, and pharmacology and anesthesiology. Contact: James J. Anderson, 301-594-0943;; Deadlines: 9/11/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/11/02 (Application).


Research Education Grant (PAR-02-027)–Support to foster development of mental health researchers through creative and innovative educational programs. Of particular interest are educational experiences that will attract, train and further career development of physician scientists, underrepresented minority scientists, and pediatric and geriatric researchers. Deadlines: 10/1/02 (New Applications); 11/1/02, (Revised Applications); Letters of Intent are due one month prior to the application receipt date. Contact: Debra Wynne, 301-443-9719;;

Translational Research Centers in Behavioral Science (TRCBS) (PAR-01-027)–Funding for integrated research teams drawn from the fields of basic behavioral and social sciences, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention, academic mental health, and mental health services delivery to translate work from basic behavioral science research, and relevant integrative neuroscience research, to pressing issues regarding all aspects of mental disorders. Deadlines: 9/22/02, 9/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 10/22/02, 10/22/03 (Application). Contact: Bruce N. Cuthbert, 301-443-3728;;


Support to establish a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities. Deadline: 9/12/02. Contact: Donna Nangle; 202-205-5880;;


Coastal Ecosystem Research Project in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (NOS/CSCOR/COP)–Support for coastal ecosystem research related to hypoxia over the Louisiana continental shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Deadline: 9/17/02. Contact: Leslie McDonald, 301-713-3338 x.155;;


Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation (ATI) (MPS-AST)–Support for development and construction of state-of-the-art detectors and instruments for visible, infrared, and radio regions of the spectrum. Contact: Wayne Van Citters, 703-292-4908;; Deadline: 9/2/02.

Collaborative Research in Chemistry (CRC)–Support to promote interdisciplinary collaborative research in a coherent, defined project at the forefront of the chemical sciences. Deadline: 9/20/02. Contact: Katharine Covert, 703-292-4950;;

Cooperative Activities in Materials Research Between U.S. and European Investigators–Support for innovative collaborative research with scientists from European countries. Cooperative Activities in Material Research Between U.S. and European Researchers (MPS-ENG)–Support for U.S. institutions involved in innovative collaborative materials research with scientists from European Union and affiliated countries. Contact: Lynette Madsen, 703-292-4936;; Deadline: 9/16/02.

Grants for Analysis of Science and Technology Resources–Support for research, workshops and studies leading to improved approaches to indicator development and presentation, new scientific and technological (S&T) indicator development, and better understanding of the S&T enterprise in the U.S. and globally. Deadline: 9/18/02. Contact: Derek Hill, 703-292-7805;;

NSF Director’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars (DTS) (EHR-DUE)–Support to promote improvements in the education of undergraduates who enroll in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology (SMET) courses. Deadlines: 9/18/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/20/02 (Application). Contact: Herbert Levitan; 703-292-4627;;

Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) (NSF-02-104) –Supports for research in earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences. Deadlines: 9/13/02, 9/14/04 (Letter of Intent); 10/17/02, 10/18/04 (Application). Contact: Jewel C. Prendeville, 703 292-8500,;

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (NSF-02-136)–Supplemental support for current research grantees to provide research experiences for undergraduate students. Deadline: 9/15/02. Contact: Senior Staff Associate for X-Dir. Programs, 703-292-4621;;


Proposals for Co-Operative Activities in Materials Research Between U.S. and European Investigators–Support to enhance opportunities for collaborative activities in materials research between US investigators and their European colleagues. Deadline: 9/16/2002. Contact: Lotte Boon, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1ET, England 01793 444260;;


Support for research projects on hyeroxaluria and oxalosis. Deadline: 9/15/02. Contact: Shirley Schirmer, 314-846-3645;;


Senior Scientist Visiting Fellowship–Support for well-established, internationally recognized scientists to work at a Norwegian research institute. Contact: Telephone: 47 22 03 70 00;;; Deadlines: 9/15/02, 2/15/03.


Healthy Vision 2010 Community Awards Program–Support for community-based education and health promotion projects that support the Healthy People 2010 vision objectives and the Healthy People 2010 goal to reduce health disparities. Deadline: 8/30/02. Contact: Renee Primack, 301-770-5800 x5496;;


Open Spaces, Sacred Places Grants Program–Support to preserve and create spaces that foster people’s ability to reconnect with themselves, each other, and the natural world; e.g., labyrinths, community parks, healing gardens, pocket parks, overlooks, public art, greenways, recreation paths and bay buffers. Contact: 410-263-1056;; Deadlines: 9/1/02, 3/1/03 (Letter of Inquiry); 10/1/02, 4/1/03 (Application).


Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace: Senior Fellowships–Support for projects related to preventive diplomacy, ethnic and regional conflicts, peacekeeping and peace operations, peace settlements, post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation, democratization and rule of law, cross-cultural negotiations, U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century, and related topics. Deadline: 9/16/02. Contact: 202-429-3886;;;


Nominations are invited for the Tyler Prize, which is awarded for environmental science, energy and medicine achievements conferring great benefit upon mankind. Deadline: 9/15/02. Contact: Linda Duguay, 213-740-9760;;;


Funding is provided for projects to address the adverse impact of growing human populations and overuse of natural resources on the biological fabric of the planet. Deadline: 9/6/02. Contact: 212-888-1672;;


Whitley Award Scheme–Support for projects addressing wide nature conservation issues and sustainable development, including individual wildlife species preservation projects. Deadline: 9/15/02. Contact: Telephone: 020 7229 7554;;;

-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.

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