University Letter

Volume 39, Number 44: August 23, 2002

President’s State Of The University Address Set For Sept. 18

Open Course Sections Listed Online

Offices Open Saturday To Help Students


All Invited To Take Part In Grad Student Fair

Open Meeting With Research V.P. Candidate Set For Aug. 26

Graduate Committee Meets Aug. 26

Art Gallery Lists Shows

Alum, National Leader In Brain Imaging, Child Psychiatry Presents Talk

Poison Will Perform At Arena

Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Moving Wall” At Ralph Engelstad Arena Plaza

University Senate Meets Sept. 5

Volunteer Recruitment Day Set For Sept. 5

UND Trains Congressional Staffers; Self Defense Course Offered

IRB Meets Sept 6; Agenda Items Due Soon

Departments Invited To Take Part In Involvement Expo 2002

UND Carillon To Toll At Time Of Sept. 11 Attack

Faculty, Staff Coordinating Sept. 11 Remembrance

Friends Will Remember John Little Sept. 7



Sept. 2, Labor Day, Is Holiday

Library Lists Fall Hours

Facilities Will Clean Offices Weekly

Do Not Make Personal Calls On UND Network

Proposals Sought For Repurposed Computers

Teaching Newsletter Available At Reduced Rate

Business Office Will Move To Union For Fee Payment

Please Notify Bookstore Of Overrides

Volunteers Sought To Welcome New International Students

Submit Student Jobs Soon

Wakefield Named To Head National Advisory Council

Nominations Sought For Governor’s Award

Locally Developed Software Will Be Presented At Two Conferences

Aerospace Foundation Offers Aircraft Accident Investigation Course

New N.D. Quarterly Features China

Submit Items For Spring Datebook By Aug. 28

ITSS Newsletter Available Online

Help Students By Deleting Old Online Files

University Relations Can Help You Update Your Web Site

U2 Program Lists Workshops

Financial Consultants Available To All UND Employees

Yoga Class, Workshops Offered

Denim Day Is Last Wednesday Of Month



July Grant Recipients Listed

NIH Grants Fundamentals Workshop Offered

Preproposals For Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program Due Oct. 1

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


President’s State Of The University Address Set For Sept. 18

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


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.


Offices Open Saturday To Help Students

The fall semester is just around the corner, and with that comes new students and families. Various campus offices will be open Saturday, Aug. 24, to assist new students as they settle into university life. Below is a listing of the offices that will be open and their operating hours.

For a more complete schedule of the Orientation weekend activities, visit the UND home page at

UND offices open for business Saturday, Aug. 24:

Academic Advising (201 Twamley Hall), 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;

Admissions (205 Twamley Hall), 9 a.m. to noon;

Bookstore (Sixth Street and Columbia Road), 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.;

Business Office (202 Twamley Hall), 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;

Campus Passport Office (ground level, Memorial Union), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.;

Financial Aid (216 Twamley Hall), 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;

Housing (525 Stanford Road), 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.;

Registrar’s Office (201 Twamley Hall), 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;

Student Health Services (McCannel Hall), 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Events to Note

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. – Cynthia Shabb, Graduate School.

Open Meeting With Research V.P. Candidate Set For Aug. 26

University researchers are invited to attend an open meeting with J. Scott Hauger, candidate for the position of vice president for research, Monday, Aug. 26, from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Dr. Hauger is currently the director of the science and engineering policy and practice group at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. He holds a doctorate in science and technology studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, as well as three master’s degrees: in history from the University of Chicago, in American studies from Stetson University, DeLand, Fla., and in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. His bachelor’s degree, in chemistry, is from Stetson University. He has served as a faculty member and administrator at Virginia Polytechnic and worked in private industry. - - H. David Wilson, Chair, Search Committee.


Graduate Committee Meets Aug. 26

The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, Aug. 26, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will consist of the following:

1. Request from the College of Nursing for the following:

(a) The graduate program in nursing would like to offer a post-master’s certificate program in psychiatric and mental health nursing at both the clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner levels.

(b) Request from the college to offer a new option for admission: general nursing. Currently nursing offers five specializations within the master’s program. There is currently no mechanism for students to enter the program without declaring one of the five specializations.

(c) Request to change the name of mental health nursing to psychiatric and mental health nursing.

1. Request from the department of teaching and learning within the College of Education and Human Development to change the following:

(a) Change the present title of elementary/child study to elementary/early childhood education.

(b) Change the present title of special education to special education strategist; learning disabilities; emotional disturbance; mental retardation; early childhood special education and visual impairment. Currently the special education program area with the department offers an M.S. and M.Ed. in special education. There are six “areas of study” from which a student can choose a major. The Educational Standards and Practices Board has requested more specific titles on master’s degrees in order to match the degree with the area in which the teacher will be licensed. Thus, the specific areas of study mentioned above will replace the general title of special education.

2. Graduate program review for early childhood education. (Review written report submitted by Forrest Ames.)

1. Graduate program review for reading education. (Review written report submitted by Tom Wiggen and Tom Gilsdorf.)

2. Need to elect a member for the Senate university assessment committee (2002-2003 term).

3. Discussion on plans for the upcoming graduate faculty meeting to be held in September with the main agenda being the revision of the graduate faculty constitution.

4. Student handbook. A copy of a new handbook, which has been developed for our students, will be distributed.

5. Matters arising.

Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Art Gallery Lists Shows

The Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery schedule for 2002-2003 follows:

Fall: Aug. 26 through Sept. 5, Steven Babbitt, photos, Spearfish, S.D.; Sept. 9-19, Don Clark, photo installation, Moorhead; Sept. 23 to Oct. 3, faculty biennial; Oct. 7-17, Jennifer Nelson, master of fine arts, painting; Oct. 21-31, Heidi Marwitz, bachelor of fine arts; Nov. 4-14, Jess Freeman, master of fine arts, drawing, mixed, photos; Nov. 18-28, Candace Anderson, bachelor of fine arts, photos; Dec. 2-13, Katie Guth, master of fine arts, mixed, fibers.

Spring: Jan. 13-30, Amelia Corso, Las Vegas, Nev. photos; Feb. 3-13, Kelly Swentseth, bachelor of fine arts; Feb. 17-27, juried high school art exhibit; March 3-14, Richard Dawavendewa, master of fine arts; March 24 to April 3, Rebecca Sefkovic, bachelor of fine arts; April 7-17, Amy Silletto, bachelor of fine arts; April 21 to May 8, Mary Dalzell, bachelor of fine arts, mixed.
The gallery is located in 115 Hughes Fine Arts Center. Please note that the above schedule may be subject to change. For further information contact me -- Brian Paulsen, Art Department, 777-2257.


Alum, National Leader In Brain Imaging, Child Psychiatry Presents Talk

Jay Giedd, chief of brain imaging at the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Md., will present a talk for the Dean’s Hour Lecture at noon, Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Reed Keller Auditorium of the medical school. The Bismarck native is a 1986 M.D. alumnus of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The title of Giedd’s talk is “Child Psychiatry: New Views from Brain Imaging.” Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. The neuroscientist is also scheduled to speak during the noon conference Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Giedd is with the child psychiatry branch of the National Institute of Mental Health where he conducts research on the biological basis of cognitive, emotional and behavioral disorders. He is also the federal chair for the national children’s study workgroup on development and behavior.

He has been featured in a five-part series on the brain and brain-wave studies televised recently by PBS. The “Frontline” series conveyed the newest insights based on research into the human brain from babyhood to old age.

Giedd, who was featured on segments about the teenage and adult brain, has conducted research that shows for the first time that there is a wave of growth and change in the adolescent brain. He believes that what teens do during their adolescent years – whether it’s playing sports or playing video games – can affect how their brains develop.

After earning the M.D. degree at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Giedd went on for residency training in psychiatry at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kan.

H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Poison Will Perform At Arena

The Hollyweird World Tour 2002, Poison, with special guest Cinderella, will play Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Tickets are available at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office and all Ticketmaster locations.

A party in the plaza will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. that day at the arena. Activities will include a volleyball tournament, celebrity dunk tank, heavy metal bike show, fastest drummer contest, live music by Ded Walleye, food and beverages, and much more. – Ralph Engelstad Arena.


Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Moving Wall” At Ralph Engelstad Arena Plaza

The Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam War, at Ralph Engelstad Arena Plaza will be open to the public 24 hours a day from 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, until 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. Security personnel will be on duty at all times and the Wall will be dimly illuminated at night. The Moving Wall is partially sponsored by veterans and civic organizations in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. – Jan Orvik, Editor.


University Senate Meets Sept. 5

The University Senate will meet Thursday, Sept. 5, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.

The following is a list of 2002-2003 University Senate meeting dates and the deadlines to submit agenda items to the office of the registrar:

Due Date (by noon) Meeting Date
Aug. 22 Sept. 5
Sept. 19 Oct. 3
Oct. 24 Nov. 7
Nov. 21 Dec. 5
Dec. 26 Jan. 9
Jan. 23 Feb. 6
Feb. 20 Mar. 6
Mar. 20 Apr. 3
Apr. 17 May 1

–Nancy Krogh (Registrar), University Senate.


Volunteer Recruitment Day Set For Sept. 5

On Thursday, Sept. 5, DOVS (Directors of Volunteer Services) will be on campus to recruit volunteers for their non-profit agencies.

DOVS provides students with the opportunity to secure required volunteer hours for their majors and provides opportunities for student and faculty who would like to volunteer in our community.Prospective volunteers may come to the second floor of the Memorial Union between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to visit with representatives and to sign up for placements.

For additional information, please call Sue Fisk at Altru Hospice, 780-1450. – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Sue Fisk, DOVS.


UND Trains Congressional Staffers; Self Defense Course Offered

To draw attention to the issue of violence against women in North Dakota, Kay Mendick, director of the Women’s Center, and several colleagues held self-defense and empowerment training workshops for staff members working for North Dakota’s federal delegation in Washington, D.C. In addition to Mendick, the other IMPACT (International Movement Promoting Assault Contravention Training) trainers traveling to Washington were Tom Erickson, Energy and Environmental Research Center associate research director; Jane Croeker, UND Student Health Services/Health Promotions Marketing Advisor; and Stu Sofield, one of UND’s original IMPACT trainers, from California.

IMPACT has scheduled four training sessions in Grand Forks this fall, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, and Dec. 5, each from 6 to 10 p.m. at UND. For more information about these classes or other offerings of the IMPACT program, call 777-4300 or visit the Web at

IMPACT is a personal safety and self-defense course offered through UND that teaches participants to successfully knock out an assailant of any size. It is based on the idea that learning is best accomplished by “doing.” A trained “mugger” instructor dons state-of-the-art customized padding so that students can practice the full-force defensive tactics. IMPACT encourages participants to think in terms of options and choices. Women are given the opportunity to develop their awareness and assertiveness skills as well as practice physical self-defense techniques. IMPACT expands the way participants think about violence prevention, helps them deal with fears, and feel more empowered.
The UND IMPACT program was started through the Women’s Center under the direction of Mendick with the assistance of Alan Allery, Student Health Services, through a grant from the Bremer Foundation. It is unique in that it is supported almost entirely through grants, donations, and volunteer instructors. To date, nearly 400 women have taken a class through the program in Grand Forks.

Kay Mendick, Director, Women’s Center.


IRB Meets Sept. 6; Agenda Items Due Soon

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Aug. 27. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects were due in the Office of Research and Program Development Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting. – John Madden (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Chair, Institutional Review Board.


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.


UND Carillon To Toll At Time Of Sept. 11 Attack

The carillon bells will toll for a full minute at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, to mark the exact time of the initial terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Then, following a minute of silence, the Twamley Hall carillon, one of the largest of its kind in the United States, will play 15 minutes of patriotic music.

President Kupchella said the University is also encouraging the tolling of bells across the cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks for one minute beginning at 7:45 a.m. to mark the occasion. Other campus events are being planned for Sept. 11 and the following days.

“The world, indeed, continues to be a profoundly different place following the events of last September 11,” Kupchella said. “It is right that we pause and remember all those whose lives were shattered or lost so needlessly on that date.”


Faculty, Staff Coordinating Sept. 11 Remembrance

An ad hoc group of faculty and staff is coordinating events in remembrance of September 11, with sponsors including the International Centre, Campus Committee for Human Rights, Christus Rex, peace studies, and honors. The emphasis is being placed on thoughtful and reflective activities focused on students and their need to understand and express themselves about the significance of 9/11. In addition to the programming at the North Dakota Museum of Art, three other efforts are taking place. A 24-hour silent vigil is planned at the International Centre where people will be welcome to drop by for as long as they feel comfortable. For those who would like to talk with others about the meaning of 9/11, various faculty members will facilitate open discussions at the large table at Tabula from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. All faculty members are encouraged to devote a portion or all of their classes that day to discussion of the relevance of this event to the United States and the world; if you would like ideas about what to do in class, call Jan moen at 777-4414. If you would like to participate directly in the vigil, the Tabula discussions, or in some other way, please contact Jeanne Anderegg at the Honors program at 777-2219 or – Janet Kelly Moen, Center for Peace Studies.


Friends Will Remember John Little Sept. 7

Friends of our late colleague John Little (English, Writers Conference) will gather in Whitey’s downstairs room at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. There will be a table for photographs or other visual memorabilia as well as an open mike for remembrances.

Please contact me at 777-3321 for further information or to offer suggestions for the memorial. -- Jim McKenzie, English.



Sept. 2, Labor Day, Is Holiday

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Sept. 2, will be observed as Labor Day by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday. – John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.


Library Lists Fall Hours

Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for fall semester and Labor Day weekend are: Fall semester: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight. Labor Day weekend: Saturday, Aug. 31, closed; Sunday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day), closed; Monday, Sept. 2, 1 p.m. to midnight. -- Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.


Facilities Will Clean Offices Weekly

As of Monday, Sept. 9, there will be a change in the level of service provided by facilities as approved by the President’s Cabinet.
We have reviewed all buildings, staff, and resources to set a consistent level of service. Our highest priorities are classrooms, labs, entryways, restrooms, and public areas. Offices will now be cleaned once per week to allow more time for cleaning higher priority areas. Providing office service once per week will require staff to place food waste into containers that are emptied daily, and are located on each floor of each building.

Participation in our recycling program is going to be important for us to maintain this level of service; our recycling coordinator is implementing a plan for all buildings to review, inform, and promote recycling.

We also will need your patience. If something isn’t working, we need to hear from you. At the present time, FTE custodial staffing is four positions less than the staffing level in 1997. The square footage per FTE has increased from 35,790 to 37,838. The national average is approximately 29,000 square feet per custodial employee. We have also added 28,273 of new building square footage without adding any additional resources.

We thank you for your support in helping us meet our goal of making the University of North Dakota a clean and safe place for our students, faculty, and staff. – Robert Gallager, Vice President for Finance and Operations.


Do Not Make Personal Calls On UND Network

I would like to remind faculty and staff that the UND long distance network is to be used only for conducting University business. The policy states that use of the University of North Dakota long distance networks for personal calls or non-University business may result in disciplinary action, termination of employment and/or personal liability. State and federal regulations do not permit this type of activity even if the employee reimburses the University.

On the UND campus, long-distance calling cards for personal use can be purchased either at UND telecommunications or the University Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Many retail establishments located off-campus also sell long-distance calling cards. – Robert Gallager, Vice President for Finance and Operations.


Proposals Sought For Repurposed Computers

The Student Technology Fee committee awarded funds to a number of departments and other units in the last academic year. As part of the award process, each department and unit is asked to give back other computers and equipment that can be repurposed and used by another department or unit.

The committee is now seeking proposals for those computers which are available for repurposing. Please indicate as part of your proposal which computers on the repurposing list will meet your needs. We will strive to accommodate your request. To access the proposal form which lists all computers online, go to: The completed request can be submitted via e-mail or by campus mail to Kim Pastir ( in the interim CIO’s office, campus box 9021. Please work with your college dean and department head in completing the proposal.

The deadline for proposals is Monday, Sept. 16. Proposals will be reviewed by the committee and computers will be distributed shortlyafter this review process. – James Shaeffer, Interim Chief Information Office.


Teaching Newsletter Available At Reduced Rate

Faculty and departments may subscribe to the newsletter, “The Teaching Professor,” at a subsidized rate of $20 per year by contacting the Office of Instructional Development at 777-3325 or by Friday, Sept. 13. This is an excellent monthly newsletter which focuses on teaching issues in higher education. – Libby Rankin, Director of Instructional Development.


Business Office Will Move To Union For Fee Payment

The business office will work with students attending the fall 2002 semester Aug. 26 through Sept. 6. The primary responsibility of tellers will be fee payment assistance to the students. Due to increased student traffic, you can expect lines at the teller windows. During fee payment, Sept. 5 and 6, the Business Office will move to the Memorial Union Ballroom. All students should be directed to the Ballroom. Departmental deposits will be accepted at a teller window, second floor Twamley Hall. The teller window will only be open from 2 to 3 p.m. on these days. Although no receipt will be issued, the deposits must be logged in by a representative from your department. The deposits will be processed as time allows. If departments anticipate special needs during these two days, contact Sandi Brelie at 777-3080 by noon Friday, Aug. 30. Due to the high amount of telephone traffic during the weeks surrounding fee payment, contacting the business office staff may be easiest through e-mail. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. – Wanda Sporbert, Manager, Business Office.


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.


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 he or she first arrives;

• 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 me: friends program coordinator, Chatu Gunaratne at – International Centre.


Submit Student Jobs Soon

We are asking you to review your student employment needs for the academic year. The usual federal work study award per student will be $2,200 for 2002-2003. Job listings submitted within the last academic year are on file in our office for both FWS and institutional positions. If you want your jobs posted for FWS, institutional or both, please let us know. All available positions were posted Aug. 21, outside the financial aid office and online at for FWS and at for institutional jobs.

Eligibility dates for the 2002-2003 academic year for institutional employment are Aug. 25, 2002 to May 17, 2003. Eligibility dates for the FWS employment are Aug. 25, 2002 to May 17, 2003. Students must be enrolled in at least six or more credits for both Institutional (312) employment and for Federal Work-Study (318) employment.

Students returning/rehired to institutionally (TIC 312) funded positions for which they worked in the last year do not need to stop by the Job Service Office. The hiring office need only submit the notice of rehire academic year 2002-03 along with the payroll notice of appointment. If you do not have a copy of rehire letter, please call 777-4395 and one will be mailed to you.

Note: Unless you notify us of appropriate openings or changes, no positions will be posted for your department. The jobs you posted for summer will all be removed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cathy at 777-4411 or Terri at 777-4395. – Job Service.


Wakefield Named To Head National Advisory Council

Mary Wakefield, director of the Center for Rural Health, has been appointed chair of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The 17-member group is an advisory council for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It is responsible for advising the Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson and the director of the Agency on Agency Activities on issues related to the quality, cost and outcomes of and access to health care services.

Wakefield is in her second year of a three-year appointment to the council. – School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Nominations Sought For Governor’s Award

You are encouraged to submit nominations for the Governor’s award for excellence in public service. Nominations will be accepted from the legislative, judicial and executive branches of state government. This award recognizes the outstanding work performance of our state employees to include contributions to their agency, profession and community.

Nominees must be employed a minimum of half-time with one full year of employment. More than one employee can be nominated from an agency or department. The nomination form is online at

A five-member committee consisting of a public member at large and representatives from the Council on State Employees and the Governor’s office will screen the nominations and make recommendations for selection of the winners in four groups: (1) Pay grades 1-6; (2) Pay grades 7-9; (3) Pay grades 10-11; and (4) Pay grades 12-19.

Four winners will be announced and recognized at a special awards ceremony and luncheon during state employees recognition week in September.

The nomination deadline is Friday, Sept. 6. Send nomination(s) to: The Office of the Governor, Attn: Laura Ness, 600 East Blvd., Bismarck, ND 58505. Please direct questions to Kathy Ibach at (701) 328-2201 or Laura Ness (701) 328-2207. – David Senne (Facilities) for COSE.


Locally Developed Software Will Be Presented At Two Conferences

Software developed at UND will be showcased this fall at two separate national educational conferences. HTML eZ, developed by the AeroSpace Network at the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, will be demonstrated at annual conferences sponsored by the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching and the American Association for Collegiate Independent Study.

HTML eZ was developed to facilitate teaching via the Internet. The project name is derived from the acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language, the authoring language used to create documents for the World Wide Web. The Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF) has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect the core intellectual property behind the project.

Henry Borysewicz, director of ASN, will make the presentations. “I am enthused by the amount of interest in HTML eZ on a national level,” said Borysewicz. “Everyone that hears about it is eager to learn more. HTML eZ represents an opportunity for North Dakota to become an educational software provider, rather than just a consumer.” The software is available to faculty for classroom use at no charge. -- AeroSpace Network


Aerospace Foundation Offers Aircraft Accident Investigation Course

The Aerospace Foundation and the Airline Pilots Association have entered into a joint agreement to provide an advanced accident investigation course for association members and select aerospace employees and students. The three-day course, scheduled Aug. 13-15, will use an actual aircraft wreckage which was donated by a firm in California. The wreckage “site” will be recreated south of the flight operations facility and used specifically for investigative training techniques. In the future, this course will be offered to select aviation employees. It will also be offered to a limited number of aviation students who have completed Aviation Safety (Avit 308) and to some aviation aircraft manufacturers who have expressed interest in this type course and training.

For more information, contact me. – Dana Siewert, Director of Aviation Safety, 777-7895.


New N.D. Quarterly Features China

The latest issue of North Dakota Quarterly begins with a special feature of writing about China. It includes new translations of five poems by Li Bai (Li Po), the great 8th-century poet, followed by D.E. Steward’s impressionistic accounts of his three months traveling in China in 1998. This special section also has a short story and a memoir by Chinese writers now living in the United States. These narratives emerge from their prison and work camp experiences during the Maoist “cultural revolution.”

Olav Hauge, the fine Norwegian poet, is represented by four poems in the original language and in translation by Robert Hedin, himself a distinguished American poet. Hauge’s language is simple, direct and springs from his west Norway rural roots:

“If you can make a poem
a farmer approves of,
you should feel lucky.
A blacksmith you can never figure out.
The worst to please is a carpenter.”

Seven short stories and eight other poems make this issue rich in imaginative writing. Four memoirs (two by former UND students) add sober elements to the collection: two are about deaths in the family, one is about the effects within a family of civil war in Yugoslavia, and the fourth is American expatriate Dan Shanahan’s European perspective on the airplane attacks of Sept. 11, -- “Why Do They Hate Us?”
This issue is also rich in reviews, 17, by nine reviewers, including two UND alumnae and three current and two former UND faculty.
This issue is supported by the City of Grand Forks through a grant from the North Valley Arts Council. Copies of this issue are available in the UND Barnes and Noble bookstore and in the North Dakota Museum of Art gift shop. Subscriptions starting with this issue of four generous issues are available for $25 from North Dakota Quarterly, Box 7209 (777-3322).

For more information, please visit our web site at – Robert Lewis, Editor, North Dakota Quarterly.


Submit Items For Spring Datebook By Aug. 28

You are invited to submit your UND events for inclusion in the Spring Datebook of activities by Wednesday, Aug. 28. The Datebook is published each semester and summer and is distributed across the campus, community, region and state. The Datebook is also available electronically at

Examples of the kind of activities you may submit include department-sponsored lectures and presentations and cultural/academic displays and exhibitions. Submit the date, type of event, names of speakers and their titles, location and time of event to Mavis in the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall, Box 7144, or send via e-mail to and include your name, department and phone number as a contact person. – Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.


ITSS Newsletter Available Online

The September issue of NewsBytes, the ITSS (Information Technology Systems and Services) newsletter, is now available online at Click on the black documentation button, and then the NewsBytes - UND ITSS newsletter, September 2002 issue, or go directly to the URL at

The September articles include:

Accounting Services Moving Toward the Future with PageCenter

Campus Network Update

Changes in Processing of Mainframe Requests

CLL & CFL - Fall 2002 Operating Hours


ITSS Line Printer Services to be Discontinued

New Machines and Software at the CLL

REMEDY HelpDesk Software: Like a Good Neighbor ... UND is There

State Technology Access for Government and Education Network

Telecommunications and ITSS Merge

Telephone Counselors

University Information Technology Council

Upgrades over the Summer

Welcome to UND!

Introducing New Member of Staff: Greg Gardner

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Help Students By Deleting Old Online Files

Did you know that web search engines pull up old files, even though they are no longer on your main web site? If you have old files which you’ve moved to a different directory, search engines will still pick up that old information, and often place it above newer information in the search rankings. If you need help deleting old files, call Jan Orvik in University Relations at 777-3621. If you would like to keep the information, we’ll be happy to put the information on a CD before deleting it. – Jan Orvik, Web Manager, University Relations.


University Relations Can Help You Update Your Web Site

Do you need assistance in updating your web site? The University Relations office can help. We offer free one-on-one training, help with coding problems, and are happy to give other assistance. Though we don’t have enough staff to help you design pages, we do offer a selection of templates for web sites. A template training session is set for Sept. 26; see the U2 schedule to register.

We can also help you install the black UND banner across the top of your pages. This banner, along with contact information at the bottom of your page, is required for all University-affiliated sites except faculty and student organization home pages.

During the summer, we hand-check web links to ensure that our information is up-to-date and pages are current. If you have a new site or have added new features, please contact us so we can update the many links that lead to your site. If you’ve completely revamped your site and need old files and directories deleted so they aren’t found by the search engine, give Jan a call at 777-3621. We also appreciate being told of dead links and other navigational problems so we can fix them. We’re always seeking new and interesting sites to feature in the “spotlight” section of the UND home page,

Also, please contact us if you have ideas that will improve the UND web site. Some of our most popular destinations, such as the virtual tour, are the result of user requests.

Thank you for placing your information online. It is accessible to the more than 9,000 who visit the UND home page each day, and to the more than 7 million people each month who visit all the pages within the site. – Jan Orvik, Web Manager, University Relations.


U2 Program Lists Workshops

Following are some workshops offered by the U2 Program, University within the University.

NEW! Understanding Investments

Sept. 10, 4 to 6 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center, OR Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Topics include understanding investment risks, asset classes, basic types of investments (stocks, bonds, real estate, etc.), distinctions between mutual funds and annuities, and asset allocations strategies. Significant other/partner welcome. Presenters: Molly Melanson and Linda Robinson, TIAA-CREF.


ITSS workshops are held in Upson II, Room 361, and require a working knowledge of Windows or a Windows workshop. Enrollment is limited to 12 in most cases, so please register early. A $16 manual is optional for all levels of Access XP, Excel, Power Point, Windows, and all Word and WordPerfect workshops. Presenters: Tracy Uhlir, GroupWise; Rose Keeley, TSO and PageCenter; Doris Bornhoeft, HTML, and Netscape; Jim Malins, Microsoft Office, Word Perfect and Windows operating system.

Excel XP: Beginning: Sept. 10, 11, 12, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Nine hours total) OR Oct. 28, 30, and Nov. 1, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (nine hours total), OR Dec. 10, 11, and 12, 9 a.m. to noon (nine hours total). Introduces Excel basics, edit worksheets, perform calculations, format worksheets, work with multiple worksheets, create and modify charts, set display and print options.

GroupWise 5.5: E-Mail: Sept. 9, 9 to 11 a.m. Find out how to compose e-mail, add attachments, use the address book, customize GroupWise, and handle mail.

PageCenter: Sept. 10, 2 to 4 p.m. PageCenter allows users to view, save, print, and retrieve electronic mainframe reports with their favorite web browser. Participants MUST have an active RACF (TSO/CICS) user ID and password and PageCenter security access to attend training.

TSO Training: Sept. 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Find out how to execute and manage batch and interactive programs.

Word XP: Beginning: Sept. 9, 11, and 13, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (nine hours total) OR Dec. 2, 4, and 6, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (nine hours total). Learn basic features of the program; create a document, edit and format text, format paragraphs, add tables, use templates and wizards, proof a document, set display and print options.


Laboratory Safety: Sept. 11, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room 10-12, Swanson Hall. Learn general lab-safety principles for the use of chemicals in laboratories. The course covers potential health hazards in the laboratory, protective measures, and response to incidents and emergencies. This training is required for all university employees working in a laboratory. Presenter: Greg Krause.

Registering for U2 workshops is easy! Contact the University Within the University office by phone, 777-2128, fax, 777-2140, e-mail,, or mail to Box 7131. To register online, go to Please provide the following information when you register: your name, department, box number, phone number, and e-mail address, the title and date of the event, the method of payment (ID billing, personal check, or credit card number and expiration date) if the event has a fee. – University Within the University.


Financial Consultants Available To All UND Employees

Any UND employee can meet with a TIAA-CREF financial consultant. There is no fee to schedule a one-on-one meeting where you can discuss ways to save money for your retirement, review your current tax-sheltering, and learn more about basic types of investments.

You can schedule a meeting online at This will connect you to TIAA-CREF’s meeting schedule. Select North Dakota and UND. You will see several different dates available; click on the date you want and choose a time. The system will go through a series of questions so TIAA-CREF can be prepared with information that will be helpful to you.

Of, you may call Sue Rundquist at payroll, 777-2157, to set up a meeting with TIAA-CREF. Meeting dates are: Sept. 10, 11, 12, 24, 25, 26; Oct. 22, 23, 24; Nov. 19, 20, 21; and Dec. 3, 4. – Sue Rundquist, Payroll.


Yoga Class, Workshops Offered

Yoga classes begin Sept. 10 at the Lotus Meditation Center. Class times are Tuesday at 6 p.m., Wednesday at noon, and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Class fees are $60 if paid before Aug. 31, $70 after.

There will also be three workshops this fall: “Yoga for People Over Forty” Sept. 14, “Energizing Yoga” Oct. 14, and “Relaxing Yoga” Oct. 26. Each workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and costs $20 if paid one week prior to the class; $25 after. Register early as class sizes are limited. Call me at 772-8840 or 777-2419. – Dyan Rey, Art.


Denim Day Is Last Wednesday Of Month

Denim Day is coming! Aug. 28 is the last Wednesday of the month and that means you can wear your Denim Day button, pay your dollar, and enjoy wearing your casual duds in the middle of the week. All proceeds go to charity. Tired of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I’ll set you up with bottons and posters for your area. – Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services, 777-3791, for the Denim Day Committee.


Grants and Research

July Grant Recipients Listed

The Office of Research and Program Development would like to congratulate the following UND faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during July:

Aerospace network: Henry Borysewicz; anthropology: Dennis Toom; atmospheric sciences: Michael Poellot; biochemistry and molecular biology: Gene Homandberg; biology: Rick Sweitzer; Earth System Science Institute: George Seielstad; EERC: Ted Aulich, Christina Behr-Andres, Steven Benson, Tera Berland, Barry Botnen, Michael Collings, Daniel Daly, Bruce Dockter, Grant Dunham, Kurt Eylands, Bruce Folkedahl, Kevin Galbreath, John Gallagher, Gerald Groenewold, Douglas Hajicek, Debra Haley, Sheila Hanson, David Hassett, Steven Hawthorne, Loreal Heebrink, Melanie Hetland, Michael Holmes, John Hurley, Phillip Hutton, Robert Jensen, Melanie Jenson, Dee Kraft, Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb, Donald McCollor, Stanley Miller, Thomas Moe, Erin O’Leary, Edwin Olson, John Pavlish, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, A. Rokan, Darren Schmidt, Richard Schulz, Richard Shockey, Jaroslav Solc, Daniel Stepan, Bradley Stevens, Michael Swanson, Ronald Timpe, Jeffrey Thompson, Greg Weber, Li Yan, Christopher Zygarlicke; Environmental Training Institute: Linda Rohde; marketing: William Lesch; microbiology and immunology: Kevin Young; pediatrics: John Martsolf; pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics: Eric Murphy; rural health: Brad Gibbens; School of Medicine: David Wilson; space studies: Shanaka de Silva; Student Health Services: Alan Allery; teaching and learning: Lynne Chalmers; theatre arts: Kathleen McLennan, TRIO: Neil Reuter.

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


NIH Grants Fundamentals Workshop Offered

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, in conjunction with the American Urogynecologic Society, is sponsoring a one-day workshop on NIH grants fundamentals. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a basic understanding of the NIH research grants process from initial application to final reporting. Discussion will focus on various funding mechanisms, the receipt and review process, pre-award funding considerations, post-award administration, and new policies and procedures related to the grant programs at NIH. The workshop will be presented by NICHD grants management and scientific program staff. The presentations will be targeted to new investigators and fellows in training.

The workshop will be held in San Francisco Oct. 16 from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Due to space limitations, attendance at the meeting will be restricted to the first 50 registrants. To register for the workshop, complete the registration form at: and return the form with the $75 registration fee to:

The American Urogynecologic Society
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

For further information, contact: AUGS at or:

Anne M. Weber, M.D., M.S.
Center for Population Research
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
6100 Executive Boulevard, 8B-13C, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 435-6972
FAX: (301) 496-0962

Faculty and research staff interested in attending the workshop who need assistance in meeting travel costs should contact me. -- Will Gosnold, Research and Program Development, 777-4280,


Preproposals For Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program Due Oct. 1

The National Center For Research Resources (NCRR) has issued a solicitation for proposals to its extramural research facilities improvement program. The program provides support to expand, remodel, renovate, or alter existing research facilities or construct new research facilities which are to be used for basic and clinical biomedical and behavioral research and research training. The principal objective is to facilitate and enhance conduct of PHS-supported biomedical and behavioral research by supporting the costs of designing and constructing non-federal basic and clinical research facilities to meet biomedical or behavioral research, research training, or research support needs of an institution or a research area at an institution.

Because UND may submit only one application to the program in the same fiscal year, a committee will be set up to conduct an internal review of preproposals. Allow sufficient time for investigators to prepare proposals, we intend to submit the proposal to the NCRR for the Feb. 1, 2003 deadline rather than the fall deadline. Preproposals should address the following points:

• Plans for architectural designs for the facility

• Provide cost estimates for facilities construction

• Justify space requirements for support staff

• Clearly define the impact of the proposed construction on PHS-funded research for existing and future research projects.

• Provide succinct descriptions of specific research activities that will benefit from the construction.

• Provide biographical sketches (no more than two pages) of the principal investigator, the program director, and investigators who will be major users of the facilities.

Preproposals should be no more than five pages in length (excluding biographical sketches) using a reasonable format (one inch margins, font size 11, single-spaced). Preproposals are due in the Office of Research and Program Development by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1. Criteria used for reviewing preproposals will conform to the guidelines included in the program announcement which can be found at: Investigators will be notified of the review results as soon as possible in order to provide as much time as possible to prepare a final proposal for submission.

The program will use the NIH research facilities construction grant mechanism (C06). Matching funds ($1 to $1) will be required for the specific project awarded in fiscal year 2002. The maximum award amount will be $3 million for applications from Centers of Excellence, and $2 million for other applicant institutions. Facility construction that may be supported under this program includes construction of new facilities, additions to existing buildings, completion of uninhabitable “shell” space in new or existing buildings, and major alterations and renovations. The acquisition and installation of fixed equipment such as casework, fume hoods, large autoclaves, or biological safety cabinets are allowed.

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

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


AHRQ Health Services Research–Priority research areas are: Improvements in Health Outcomes; Improving Quality and Patient Safety; and Identifying Strategies to Improve Access, Foster Appropriate Use, and Reduce Unnecessary Expenditures. A special focus is placed on research on populations that experience persistent disparities in health status, access to care, quality of care, and poor health care outcomes. Program areas outlined in this PA are applicable to project grants, demonstration, evaluation, dissemination, small projects, dissertation support, health services research training and career development, and large and small conference grants. Contact: Carolyn Clancy, 301-594-2829;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Patient-Centered Care: Customizing Care to Meet Patients’ Needs–Support for research on the effects of payment and organizational structures and processes on cost, quality and equity of health care services. Contact: Helen Burstin, 301-594-1782;; Deadlines: 7/24/02, 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.


Pilot and Feasibility Grants; Postdoctoral Research Fellowships; Research Grants–Support to promote basic science and clinical research related to the Alpha1-Antitrypsin (AAT) protein, AAT Deficiency; medical problems and ELSI issues within the field of AAT research and ultimately, to develop effective therapies for clinical manifestations of AAT Deficiency. Deadlines: 9/1/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/1/02 (Application). Contact: Symma Finn, Sr. 877-228-7321;;


Clinical Research Training Fellowships in the neurosciences. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Cecelia Adams; 651-695-2788;;


The AACR-CRFA Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research Award recognizes an individual scientist for his/her seminal contributions in basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological cancer prevention research. Deadline: 9/16/02. Contact: Sheri Ozard, 215-440-9300 x114;;

The goal of Landon-AACR Prizes is to bring heightened public attention to landmark achievements in the continuing effort to prevent and cure cancer through quality research. Deadline: 9/27/02. Contact: Landon-AACR Prize Selection Committees, 215-440-9300;;


Sigma Theta Tau/AADE Foundation Grant–Support for research on diabetes education. Contact: Sheila Anderson; 312-424-2426;; Deadline: 10/2/02.


The Health and Welfare Grants Program provides startup grants, for projects designed to explore potential solutions to health and welfare problems consistent with AERF’s vision; to utilize voluntary action within civil society and the private sector, rather than expanding government. Contact: 703-934-6969;; Deadline: 9/30/02.


Funds for summer/winter in-residence research in marine sciences and oceanography. Deadlines: 10/1/02 (Winter Projects); 3/1/03 (Summer Projects). Contact: Grant-in-Aid Administrator, 441-297-1880;;


Fulbright New Century Scholars–Support for research on the theme “Addressing Sectarian, Ethnic and Cultural Conflict within and across National Borders.” Researchers from any area of the social sciences, history, public administration/policy, law, media, and comparative religious studies may apply. Interdisciplinary proposals are especially welcome. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Micaela S. Iovine, 202-686-6253;;


Dan David Prize ($1 million)–Support for excellence and outstanding contributions to humanity in three dimensions: Past, Present, Future. Fields of scholarship include but are not limited to: Past Dimension (Archaeology, History and Paleontology); Present Dimension (Arts, Culture & Journalism; Conflict Resolution; Environment & Technology; Governance, Society , Politics & Economics & Psychology; Law & Philosophy; and Public Service); and Future Dimension (Exact Sciences & Mathematics, Life Sciences and Technological studies). Deadline: 9/30/02. Contact: Gad Barzilai, Telephone: 011-972-3-6406614;;


Research and Development for the Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) (SC/HENP)–RIA is proposed as a new accelerator facility to address emerging research opportunities in low energy nuclear physics; the DOE is sponsoring pre-conceptual R&D activities on the facility. Deadline: 10/2/02. Contact: Eugene A. Henry, 301-903-6093;;


Support for cooperative international projects that introduce American and foreign participants to each other’s social, economic, and political structures and international interests. Deadline: 10/4/02. Contact: Raymond H. Harvey, 202-619-5326;;;


Air Expeditionary Forces Technology–Support for research in the following areas: Atmospheric Threat Protection, Air Base Operating Surfaces, Deployed Warning and Response, Protection of Deployed Forces and Assets, Combat Utility Systems, Robotics/Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Fire Fighting, Environmental Research and Range Cleanup. Deadline: 9/30/02. Contact: Alyce Molt, 850-283-8627;;

Funding for research to advance state-of-the-art and scientific knowledge in space technology (VS02-01 SOL BAA-VS0). Technical areas are: Space-Based Remote Sensing Technologies, Space Cryogenic Cooling, Spectral/Polarimetric Remote Sensing, Precision Controls, Space Structures, Spacecraft Protection Technologies, Space Electronics, Conferences and Workshops, Advanced Space System Concepts and Technologies, Formation Flying Dynamics and Control, Space Qualifiable Photovoltaic Technologies, Composite Peroxide Tanks for Reusable Space Vehicles, Space Situational Awareness Technologies and Concepts, and Solar Thermal Technology. Deadline: 9/30/02. Contact: Nancy Brunson, 505-846-6188;; 2-01/listing.html.


National Prion Research Program—Investigator-Initiated Research Awards–Support for basic and clinically oriented research in transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). Investigators may be from any academic levels across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Deadline: 9/30/02. Contact: 301-619-7079;;

National Prion Research Program—Career Transition Awards–Funding for the last 2 years of a postdoctoral fellowship and up to 3 years of a junior faculty position for researchers to pursue prion-related research careers. Contact: 301-619-7079;; Deadline: 9/30/02.

National Prion Research Program—Idea Awards–Support to encourage innovative approaches to study transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). Proposals with emphasis on chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and elk are particularly welcome. Deadline: 9/30/02. Contact: 301-619-7079;;
The Strategic Outreach Dialogue and Conceptual Research (SOL DABT43-02-R-BAA1) BAA solicits conceptual research ideas and/or dialogue proposals for national security use of landpower. All proposed methodology and forums will be consirered (i.e., research or travel grants, conf erences, writing and editing). Deadline: 9/30/02. Contact: Richard Myers, 717-245-4631;;


White Papers Sought for Proposed Research to Support Technology Assessment and Research Program (SOL DOI-SNOTE-020805-001)–Support for specific areas of interest to the Minerals Mangement Service (MMS) Operational Safety and Engineering Research (OSER). The MMS web site listed below has descriptions of OSER activities, scope of interest, and past projects. Deadline: 9/16/02. Contact: Michael Hargrove, 800-558-0884;;;


Advanced Technologies for Human and Information System Interaction Infrastructure (SOL N66001-01-X-6042)– Support for research in the area of human and information system interaction infrastructure. Contact: Bob Younger, 619-553-3343;; Deadline: 9/19/02.

Broad Agency Annoucement for Innovative Technologies and Methodologies Addressing Various Environmental Problems (SOL N47408-02-R-2301) to reduce environmental impacts from current and past Navy operations, and apply to Navy installations worldwide. Topic areas are: Environmental Assessment, Restoration and Cleanup; Conservation of Natural Resources; Unexploded Ordnance (Uxo); Pollution Prevention; Environmental Compliance. Deadline: 9/30/02. Contact: Paulette Peterson, 805-982-5081;;

University And Non-Profit Scientific and Engineering Research (SOL N00178-02-Q-3002)–Scientific and engineering research “white papers” are sought to identify capabilities to conduct basic research, applied research, and advanced research projects in a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. Deadline: 9/30/02. Contact: 540-653-7765;;


Project Grants provide support for Byzantine studies, pre-Columbian studies, and studies in landscape architecture. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: 202-339-6401;;


Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress–A distinguished senior research position held at the Library for 9 months to engage in research on foreign policy and international affairs that will lead to publication.Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: 202-707-3302;;


Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Life Sciences provide support to study at any nonprofit laboratory in any field life sciences. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Susan DiRenzo, 609-258-3551;;


The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship Program provides support to scholars, scientists, writers, or artists in any field to pursue independent study in the Boston area. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: 617-496-1324;;


Journalism Program–Support is provided for projects in the following areas: leadership, freedom of expression, diversity, and US military-media relations. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: 312-222-3947;;


Support is provided for research or educational projects focusing on music, recordings, or other sound applications. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: 310-392-3777;;


Edward J. Stemmler, M.D. Medical Education Research Fund–Funding for research or development of innovative assessment approaches to enhance evaluation of those preparing to/continuing to practice medicine. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Stacy Bell, 215-590-9200;;


Research on Ethical Issues in Human Studies (PA-02-103)–Support to investigate ethical issues in human subjects research. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Della M. Hann, 301-402-2725,;

Support for multidisciplinary research on Genetic Regulation of Susceptibility to Tobacco-Related Carcinogenesis (PA-98-095). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Harold E. Seifried, 301-496-5471;;


Investigator-Initiated Exploratory/Developmental Research–Support for a wide range of clinical and laboratory research studies related to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: 301-451-6331;


Biomedical Technology (BT) Resource Center Program–Support for research, development, collaborative research, service, and information dissemination activities involving a wide range of technologies. BT Centers provide state-of-the-art experimental and computational resources to a wide range of biomedical researchers, particularly those supported by NIH. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: 301-435-0755; BTADir@NCRR.NIH.GOV;

Development of Nonmammalian Models & Related Biological Materials for Research (PAR-99-115). Contact: Jill L. Carrington, 301-435-0744;; Deadline: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (PAR-00-036)–Support to improve student (K-12) and the public understanding of the health sciences. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Krishan K. Arora, 301-435-0766;;


Grants for Neuroscience Research on Gambling Disorders–Areas eligible for support include, but are not limited to: molecular genetic investigations; functional neuroimaging; and treament outcome; clinical trials to identify selective and effective pharacotherapy. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Christine Reilly, 617-432-0297;;


Public Program Grants for Media Projects (Production Grants)–Support for production and post-production of programs to be broadcast on television or radio. Deadline: 11/1/02. Contact: 202-606-8269;;


Asthma Clinical Research Network–Support for participation in a cooperative research network to evaluate current and novel therapies and management strategies for adult asthma. Contact: Hector G. Ortega, 301-435-0202;; Deadlines: 9/24/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/24/02 (Application).

Socioeconomic Status and Health Across the Life Course–Support for research on cumulative and contemporaneous relationships between socioeconomic status and physical and mental health and functioning over the life course and across generations. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Sarah S. Knox, 301-435-0404;;


Curriculum Development Award in Genomic Research and Analysis (PAR-98-063)–Support for development of courses and curricula designed to train interdisciplinary scientists who combine knowledge of genomics and genetics research with expertise in computer sciences, mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering or closely related sciences. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: Bettie J. Graham, 301-496-7531;;

Institutional Mentored Research Scientist Development Award in Genomics Research and Analysis (PAR-98-062)-- Support to foster career development of individuals with expertise that would further technological developments critical to success of the Human Genome Program and understanding of the genetic basis of diseases. Contact: Bettie J. Graham, 301-496-7531; Bettie;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03.


Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Opportunities–Support to expedite research leading to prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases caused by potential bioterrorism agents; inform the research community of the many research needs and opportunities in biodefense and emerging infectious diseases; and encourage submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications in biodefense and emerging infectious diseases. Areas of interest include: Pathogen Replication and Pathogenesis (viruses, genomics, bacteria and fungi); Epidemiology, natural history and ecology in domestic and/or international sites (pathogen host interaction, reservoirs/vectors, zoonoses); Discovery/design and development of vaccines, therapeutics, adjuvants, and diagnostics for biodefense (therapeutics, diagnostics, vaccines, adjuvants); Animal Models of Infection and Immunity (nonviral, viruses, innate immunity and immune evasion, adaptive immunity, genomics and immune responses, eczema models); Host Response (general immune principles/Immune-related technologies, pathogen specific response, innate immunity, adaptive immunity). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Edward W. Schroder, 301-496-2550;;

Institutional Predoctoral Research Training Partnership Award (PAR-02-135)–Support to establish research training partnership programs with NIAID’s intramural research programs. Deadline: 9/10/02. Contact: Milton J. Hernandez, 301-496-3775;;


Precursor Cells in Skeletal Muscle Repair and Hypertrophy (PA-02-136)–Support for investigator-initiated research to isolate, characterize and identify precursor cells required for normal growth and repair of injured, aged, or diseased muscle. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Richard W. Lymn, 301-594-5128;;

Role of Musculoskeletal Microvasculature in Fitness and Disease (PA-02-104). Contact: Richard W. Lymn, 301-594-5128;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.


Impact of Media on Adolescents’ Sexual Behavior (PA-98-079)–Support for research on effects of media consumption on young people’s attitudes and behavior regarding sex. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Susan F. Newcomer, 301-496-1174;;

Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research for Researchers in Female Pelvic Floor Disorders (PAR-01-085)–Support for protected time devoted to patient-oriented research and to act as mentors for beginning clinical investigators. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Anne M. Weber, 301-435-6972;;

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Contractures for Design of Therapeutic Interventions (RFA-HD-02-022)–Support to understand the pathophysiology of contractures, a disabling condition that involves overgrowth of muscle with connective tissue cells, severely limiting function of affected limbs and joints, in order to improve diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Deadlines: 9/27/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/28/02 (Application). Contact: Ralph M. Nitkin, 301-402-2242;;

Pharmacological Approaches to Enhance Neuromodulation in Rehabilitation (RFA-HD-02-023)–Support for studies relevant to treatment of neurological conditions such as stroke, brain trauma, spinal cord injury, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, infections, and neurosurgery. Contact: See above or Deadlines: 9/27/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/25/02 (Application).

Science and Ecology of Early Development (PAS-00-108)–Support for creating a science base on development of children living in low income families. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 10/15/02, 2/1/03. Contact: Natasha Cabrera, 301-496-1174;;

Small Grants Program (PAR-99-126)–Support for biomedical and behavioral research projects in the following areas: Contraceptive Research; Demographic and Behavioral Science; Reproductive Sciences; Child Development and Behavior; Developmental Biology, Genetics and Teratology; Endocrinology, Nutrition and Growth; Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities; Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS; Pregnancy and Perinatology; Behavioral Sciences and Rehabilitation Engineering; Biological Sciences; Clinical Practices. Types of projects include: Pilot or Feasibility Studies; Innovative Research; Development of Research Methodology; Applied Research; High Risk/High Payoff Studies; Development of New Research Technology; and Reanalysis of Existing Data. Deadlines:10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03 (New Applications); 11/1/02, 3/1/03, 7/1/03 (Revised Applications). Contact: Steven Kaufman, 301-496-4924;;

Support for research on the role of gene-environmental interactions underlying health disparity of premature birth in the U.S. (PA-02-102). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: John V. Ilekis, 301-435-6895;;

Support for use of zebrafish as an animal model for development, organ formation, behavior, aging, and disease research (PA-01-095). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Deborah Henken, 301-496-5541;;


Support to investigate the underlying mechanisms that exacerbate secondary conditions in mobility disorders (PA-99-096). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: Ralph M. Nitkin, 301-402-4206;;


Age-Related Changes in Tissue Function: Underlying Biological Mechanisms (PA-02-128). Contact: Frank L. Bellino, 301-496-6402;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Clinical Trial Planning Grant (PAR-99-157) and Clinical Trial Pilot Grant (PAR-99-158)–Support to identify effective preventive, diagnostic and treatment approaches to craniofacial, oral and dental diseases and disorders. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Maryann Redford,; 301-594-5588;;

Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants–Support for research and/or development relevant to any of the programs of the NIDCR Division of Extramural Research (DER). Contact: Rochelle K. Small, 301-594-9898;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

New Approaches to Pathogenesis and Treatment of Orofacial Pain–Support for innovative basic research investigations to study pathogenesis of orofacial pain, in particular temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Kenneth A. Gruber, 301-594-4836;;


Co-Activators and Co-Repressors in Gene Expression–Support for research addressing the fundamental underlying mechanisms by which nuclear accessory proteins mediate signaling through hormone receptors at the level of regulation of gene expression. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Ronald Margolis, 301-594-8819;;

Insulin Signaling and Receptor Cross Talk–Support to stimulate novel and innovative approaches that address the role(s) of the insulin receptor in development, progression and treatment of diabetes and its complications. Contact: See above or Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Support for basic investigations into developmental processes involved in differential expression of globin genes (PAS-98-060). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: David G. Badman, 301-594-7717;;

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Etiology of Type 2 Diabetes in the U.S. (PA-02-117). Contact: Barbara Linder, 301-594-0021;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.


Development of Tools for Assessment of Depression (MH-03-002)–Support for research applications that apply recent advances in affective science, basic behavioral science, and measurement theory to development of instruments or assessment batteries to assess depression. Contact: Regina T. Dolan-Sewell, 301-443-3728;; Deadlines: 9/15/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/15/02 (Application).

HIV Prevention in Treatment Settings: U.S. and International Priorities–Support for HIV prevention programs focused on persons living with HIV, especially those in treatment. Contact: Christopher M. Gordon, 301-443-1613;; Deadlines: 9/27/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/29/02 (Application).


Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) (PA-99-062)–Funding for new and ongoing health-related
research projects. Research objectives of AREA grants are those of the individual NIH Institutes and Centers; see the announcement at the web site listed below for the complete list. Contact: 301-435-0714;; Deadlines: 9/25/02, 1/25/03, 5/25/03.

Basic and Preclinical Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) (PA-01-124)–Support for basic, mechanistic, and preclinical research in all domains of complementary and alternative medicine. Contact: Neal B. West, 301-402-5867;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Basic and Translational Research on the Cognitive Sequelae of Parkinson’s Disease PAS-02-107–Support that address the underlying neurobiological mechanisms associated with the cognitive and linguistic sequelae of Parkinson’s disease. Contact: Emmeline Edwards, 301-496-9964,; Eugene Oliver, 301-496-5680,; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Increasing Quality of Life in Mobility Disorders (PA-02-111)–Funding for research that will improve quality of life for people living with mobility limiting disorders, with a focus on improving quality of life by managing physical symptoms and psychosocial consequences that occur as a result of a primary or secondary condition. Contact: Karin Helmers, 301-594-2177;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Investigator-Initiated Conference Grants and Cooperative Agreement Awards–Support for scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops relevant to the NIH’s mission and public health. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: See the complete announcement at the following web site for a listing of contacts in the individual Institutes and Centers;

Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (PA-02-127)--Funding for investigators whose quantitative science and engineering research has thus far not been focused primarily on questions of health and disease. Backgrounds considered appropriate include, but are not limited to: mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, imaging science, informatics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. The Award will support the career development of such investigators who make a commitment to basic or clinical biomedicine, bioengineering, bioimaging or behavioral research. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Maria Agelli, 301-496-8085;;

Women’s Health in Sports and Exercise (PA-02-115)–Support for investigator-initiated research grant applications (basic, translational and patient-oriented clinical studies) to study women’s health in sports and exercise. Contact: James S. Panagis, 301-594-5055;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.


ADVANCE - Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (NSF 02-121)–Support to increase representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. Proposals that address the participation and advancement of women from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged. Institutional Transformation Awards, Leadership Awards, and Fellows Awards are available. Contact: Alice Hogan,; Deadlines: 9/25/02 (Transformation Proposals); 1/15/03 (Leadership Proposals); 6/16/03 (Fellows Proposals).

Digital Government Projects–Support for collaborative academic/government projects which will inform government strategic planning while providing new data, problems and research opportunities for the research community. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Lawrence E. Brandt, 703-292-8980;;

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)–Support for development of innovative, research-based, graduate education and training activities to produce a diverse group of scientists and engineers well-prepared for a broad spectrum of career opportunities. The intent is to establish new, innovative models for graduate education in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional boundaries. Deadline: 10/2/02. Contact: Paul W. Jennings, 703-292-5307;;

Support for research in control, networks and computational intelligence; and electronics, photonics, and device technologies. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: Rajinder P. Khosla, 703-292-8339;;;

Support for research in integrative systems. The current research area of opportunity in Integrative Systems is integrated microsystems, nanosystems, and macrosystems (integration of hardware and software), as well as complex integrated systems. Deadlines and Contact: See above or

Law and Social Science Mid-Career Training Fellowships provide support of law and social science scholars who enroll in advanced methodological or theoretical training. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Paul J. Wahlbeck, 703-292-8762;;


Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowships Program–Funding for scholars, non-academic research professionals, and scientists in the humanities, and creative writers to conduct research at the Humanities and Social Sciences
Library. Contact: 212-930-0830;; Deadline: 10/4/02.


Dissertation Research Awards provide support for dissertation research on breast health and breast cancer. Deadlines: 9/17/02 (Abstract); 10/1/02 (Electronic Application); 10/3/02 (Hard Copy). Contact: Dianne R. McDonald, 888-300-5582;;

Imaging Technology –Support to explore and develop new methods utilizing advanced imaging technology to improve diagnostic methods. Deadlines and Contact: See above.


Population Specific Research Projects–Support for innovative projects studying prevention and control of breast cancer within specific populations at risk for the disease. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Postdoctoral Fellowships–Support for postdoctoral fellowships in the area of breast cancer research, public health, or epidemiology. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Support for Basic, Clinical, and Translational Research; focus areas include tumor cell biology, detection, diagnosis,
prognosis, risk assessment and prevention, treatment, and complementary and alternative medicine. Deadlines and Contact: See above.


Funding is provided for projects taking an interdisciplinary approach towards addressing the significance of dynamic adaptivity of neuronal systems to cognitive processes and functions. Contact: Cornelius Schmaltz, Telephone: 00 49 511 8381 376;;; Deadline: 10/1/02.

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

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