41, Number 1: Aug. 29, 2003
Kupchella will give "State of the University address Sept.
UND posts highest ever enrollment
engineering, chemistry host speaker Sept. 3
Agenda listed for Sept. 4 University Senate meeting
Law library holds open house
Volunteer agencies will recruit students Sept.
Discount tickets available for Always . . . Patsy Cline
"Kids at Risk in Rural America" conference
Visiting professor displays jewelry, metal work
Lecturer will discuss scientists in environmental
Rascal Flatts plays Engelstad Arena for Homecoming
Theatre department lists plays
Bruce named director of continuing medical education
Scott Doty joins wellness department
Business office moves to Union for fee payment Sept.
Nominations sought for graduate faculty
Departments should discard vendor registry letters
Labor Day hours listed
Nominations sought for student ambassadors
Please return faculty-staff directory forms
Post Office has moved to Union
Multiple sclerosis education support group formed
Cellular One offers employee discount
"Stomping Grounds" open at Union
Host families sought for international students
Conversation partners needed
U2 workshops listed for Sept. 16-26
applications due Sept. 15
Preproposals sought for COBRE grants
Research, grant opportunities listed
Kupchella will give "State of the University" address
President Charles Kupchella will give his annual “State
of the University” address and convene a meeting of the
University Council at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Memorial
posts highest ever enrollment
The University posted a historic high enrollment of 12,486 Aug.
26, the first day of classes. That puts UND on pace to reach the
13,000 mark within the next three weeks, when UND snaps its final
2003-04 enrollment picture, said President Charles Kupchella.
“We are absolutely delighted. This puts us ahead of the
game in reaching our strategic plan goal of 14,000 students,”
said Kupchella. “Bob Boyd (vice president for student and
outreach services) and his staff in enrollment management and
enrollment services, as well as the faculty and staff all deserve
a lot of credit for a lot of hard work to get us to this point.
What a marvelous story.”
The first day number already tops last year’s final count
of 12,423, and eclipses last year’s first day tally of 11,887
by nearly 600 students [599, a 5.0 percent increase], said Registrar
Helping lead the growth are 2,185 new freshmen, UND’s largest
ever beginning class and already well beyond UND’s strategic
plan goal of 1,850 new freshmen each year. Last year there were
1,967 new freshmen on opening day, and the previous year 1,920
new freshmen showed up for the first day of classes. That trend
bodes well for overall enrollment numbers at UND during the next
few years, said Kupchella.
Likewise, the number of first day new transfer students is holding
fairly steady at 769, a slight dip from the 789 last year, but
still 73 ahead of the two previous years (696 for each year).
UND has completed a growing number of program-to-program articulation
agreements with two-year colleges throughout North Dakota and
the region which already are helping to feed UND’s enrollment.
At 1,640, the graduate school first day number looks particularly
good, said Kupchella, who praised Graduate Dean Joey Benoit, his
staff and graduate faculty for helping the University implement
its strategic plan to increase the number of graduate students.
Graduate school first day numbers for the past few years: 1,474
(2002), 1,337 (2001), 1,251 (2000), 1,178 (1999) and 1,121 (1998).
UND continues to get more than its fair share of students from
North Dakota and Minnesota. The number of first-day in-state students
is 6,887, up 140 over last year’s 6,747 first-day number.
Minnesota students number 3,239, up 259 over last year’s
first-day Minnesota student count of 2,980. In addition to the
geographic standbys including the surrounding states and provinces,
UND is showing good growth in its target states – particularly
Arizona (24), California (98), Colorado (112), and Washington
(141) – said Robert Boyd, vice president for student and
“We continue to be very pleased with the University’s
enrollment growth, which is in keeping with our strategic plan,”
said Kupchella. “We also continue to be happy about the
balanced growth. We continue to attract growing numbers of students
from around the country and the globe. It is clear that people
continue to think of the University of North Dakota as an outstanding
institution of higher learning.”
Also looking good is UND’s retention. Overall (including
beginning freshmen), UND’s freshman class is at 2,725, compared
to 2,587 in 2002 and 2,535 in 2001. Other undergraduate class
Sophomore: 2,742, compared to 2,725 in 2002 and 2,515 in 2001;
Junior: 2,015, compared to 1,900 in 2002 and 1,871 in 2001;
Senior: 2,943, compared to 2,789 in 2002 and 2,613 in 2001.
engineering, chemistry host speaker Sept. 3
Dr. Paca from the Technical University of Prague Institute of
Technology will present a seminar, “Waste Gas Cleaning by
Biofilitration,” Wednesday, Sept. 3, at noon in 218 Harrington
Hall. All faculty and students are welcome. Dr. Paca is being
hosted by the chemical engineering and chemistry departments.
– Michael Mann, chemical engineering.
Agenda listed for
Sept. 4 University Senate meeting
The University senate will meet Thursday, Sept. 4, at 4:05 p.m.
in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meetings (April 24, May 1, and May
8) and business arising from the minutes. These minutes may be
viewed at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/registrar/senate/senindex.
3. Question period.
4. No items submitted.
5. Slate of nominees for Senate officers. Mary Askim, committee
6. Election of a Senate chairperson. Mary Askim, committee on
7. Election of a Senate vice chairperson. Mary Askim, committee
8. Election of a faculty representative to a two-year term on
the Senate executive committee. Mary Askim, committee on committees.
9. Election of two Senate faculty members to a two-year term each
on the committee on committees. Mary Askim, committee on committees.
10. Election of a student representative to the Senate executive
committee. Mary Askim, committee on committees.
11. Senate orientation. John Bridewell.
12. Candidates for degrees in August 2003, Nancy Krogh, University
13. Report from the curriculum committee, Doug Marshall, chair,
14. UND web course information site, Jan Goodwin.
– Nancy Krogh (University registrar), secretary, University
Law library holds
The staff of the Thormodsgard Law Library will host an open house
Thursday, Sept. 4, between noon and 3 p.m. We invite members of
the campus community and friends to stop by and see the new SpaceSaver
compact shelving system installed this summer on the library’s
basement level. – Kim Keeley, office manager, law library.
agencies will recruit students Sept. 4
On Thursday, Sept. 4, DOVS (Directors of Volunteer Services)
will be on campus to recuit volunteers for their non-profit agencies.
DOVS provides students with the opportunity to secure required
volunteer hours for their majors and, in addition, to provide
volunteer opportunities for UND students 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 volunteer representatives and to sign
up for volunteer placements.
For additional information about UND volunteer recruitment day,
please call Sue Fisk at Altru Hospice, 780-1450. – Jan Orvik,
editor, for Sue Fisk, Altru Hospice.
tickets available for Always . . . Patsy Cline
The Dakota Theater Company, in conjunction with the Crimson Creek
Collegiate Players, presents Always . . . Patsy Cline Sept. 3,
4, 5, and 6 at the Central High School Theater. UND personnel
and their families who wish to attend the Wednesday and Friday
performances can buy tickets no later than Friday, Aug. 29, and
receive the normal $15 ticket for $10. Tickets may be purchased
at the Chester Fritz Box Office or call 777-4090. Shows start
at 7:30 p.m. each evening. – Diane Nelson (human resources)
for Crimson Creek Collegiate Players.
At Risk in Rural America” conference planned
You’re invited to attend the first-ever Kids at Risk in
Rural America conference Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 8-10,
at the North Dakota State Fair Center in Minot.
This conference is a combination of the former N.D. Alcohol and
Substance Abuse Summit, N.D. Substance Abuse Prevention Conference,
and N.D. Children’s Mental Health Conference. This combined
conference seeks to educate professionals from all disciplines
in innovative practices in working with youth at risk. More than
500 participants from North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana,
Iowa, Wisconsin and Canada are expected to attend.
You will learn new skills, knowledge and practices, while challenging
yourself to think about our care system for youth.
Keynote talks are:
• “Building Bridges and Strengthening Communities,”
by Fred Garcia, chief of program services, Division of Alcohol
and Substance Abuse, Olympia, Wash. With four disparate missions,
mental health, prevention, treatment, and child protective services
appear to be miles apart. Mr. Garcia will share strategies for
moving beyond conflict and toward consensus.
• “What Do We Know Now? What Are We Learning? What
Do We Do Next?” by Steve Hornberger, director of behavioral
health, Child Welfare League of America, Washington, D.C. With
over 20 years of experience in human services and community building,
Mr. Hornberger will discuss trends and bridging AOD, mental health
and child welfare services.
• “Rural Improvement Initiatives for Mental Health
and Substance Abuse Providers,” by Jeff Bormaster, Western
regional consultation manager, Child Welfare League of America
- National Center for Field Consultation, Palm Springs, Calif.
Based on his work in rural Oklahoma, Mr. Bormaster will discuss
how providers in rural areas can improve their mental health,
child welfare and substance abuse services.
For more information or to register, visit www.conted.und.edu/kidsatrisk
for a detailed schedule, continuing education information, and
to register. Or you may call UND Office of Conference Services
at 777-2663 or 866-579-2663. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register by Friday, Aug. 22, to save $35.
The conference is sponsored and planned by North Dakota Department
of Human Services, Dakota Boys Ranch, Child Welfare League of
America, The Village Family Service Center and the Center for
Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and coordinated by the Office
of Conference Services, UND. – Jennifer Raymond, Coordinator,
Conference Services, Division of Continuing Education.
professor displays jewelry, metal work
Melissa Lovingood, visiting assistant professor in metalsmithing/jewelry,
currently has a display of her jewelry and metalwork at the Col.
Eugene Meyers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center, until Sept. 12.
The gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. A closing
reception is set for Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. in
the gallery. You’re invited to meet the artist and enjoy
On display are jewelry items, letter openers, knives, menorahs,
bud vase and candleholders. The techniques used to make these
items are part of the curriculum taught in the jewelry/metalsmithing
For more information, contact Lovingood at 777-2908.
will discuss scientists in environmental politics
The Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment
opens its fall 2003 distinguished speaker series with a talk by
Roger Pielke Jr., titled “Scientists in Environmental Politics
and Policy,” Thursday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Memorial
Union Lecture Bowl. A reception precedes the talk at 3:30 p.m.
The talk will also be webcast live at www.umac.org.
Dr. Pielke is a scientist at the environmental and societal impacts
group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder,
Colo., and a fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research
in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES). At CIRES he serves as the
director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.
He also serves as the director of graduate studies for the University’s
graduate program in environmental studies.
With a B.A. in mathematics and a doctorate in political science
from the University of Colorado, Dr. Pielke’s current areas
of interest include understanding the relations of science and
politics, technology policy in the atmospheric and related sciences,
use and value of prediction in decision making, and policy education
Dr. Pielke is a contributing lead author for the Millennium Ecosyhstem
Assessment and serves on the advisory panel of the National Academy
of Sciences Program on Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science
and Technology, and the Science Steering Committee of the World
Meteorological Organization’s World Weather Research Programme,
among other advisory committees. He sits on the editorial boards
of Policy Sciences, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society,
and Natural Hazards Review. – Rebecca Philips, Upper Midwest
Flatts plays Engelstad Arena for Homecoming
Ralph Engelstad Arena welcomes CMT Most Wanted Live Tour on Friday,
Sept. 26. Rascal Flatts will headline the tour with Chris Cagle
and Brian McComas as opening acts. This will be the second consecutive
year that Ralph Engelstad Arena has provided a national act as
part of Homecoming.
Beginning in early 2000, Rascal Flatts sent three songs into the
Top 10: “Prayin’ for Daylight,” “This
Everyday Life” and “While You Loved Me.” Though
held in contempt by traditionalists, the trio sold more than 500,000
discs. A late-blooming fourth single, “I’m Movin’
On,” reached a more mature audience, propelling their self-titled
debut album to platinum status and spawning an inspirational book
of the same name. “These Days,” the first single from
their 2002 album Melt, hit No. 1 on the country charts. Rascal
Flatts received the CMT “Horizon Award” in 2002 and
were awarded both “Song of the Year” and “Top
Vocal Group” by the Academy of Country Music in 2003.
Chris Cagle released his 2001 debut album, Play It Loud, which
included the future No. 1, “I Breathe In, I Breathe Out.”
A self-titled sophomore effort followed in 2003. Brian McComas
climbed the charts in 2003 with “99.9% Sure (I’ve
Never Been Here Before).”
Tickets for the show are on sale at the Ralph Engelstad box office,
all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.theralph.com. Ticket prices
for the show are $33.50 for all reserved floor seats and $27.50
for bowl seats. – Ralph Engelstad Arena, 777-4167.
department lists plays
The theatre department presents a little bit of Broadway in your
own backyard for the 2003-2004 season, with three productions
recently revived on Broadway. The schedule follows:
“Little Shop of Horrors,” book and lyrics by Howard
Ashman, music by Alan Menken, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, and Nov. 6-8, Burtness
“Proof,” by David Auburn March 2-6, Burtness Lab Theatre.
“Private Lives,” by Noel Coward, April 20-24, Burtness
The studio lab season in the Burtness Lab Theatre, with experimental
works directed by students and faculty, will be announced later.
Call 777-3446 for more information. Burtness Theatre box office
hours are Monday through Friday, 2 to 5 p.m.; days of performances,
2 to 7:30 p.m., phone, 777-2587. – Theatre department.
Bruce named director
of continuing medical education and outreach
A.Wayne Bruce has been named to a new full-time position as director
of the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Outreach
at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Prior to his appointment, Bruce served part-time as director of
that office for nearly two years, in addition to directing the
school’s Division of Medical Laboratory Science. Ruth Paur,
assistant professor of pathology, will be interim director of
the division until the search for a full-time director is completed.
The division offers programs leading to bachelor’s and master’s
degrees in cytotechnology and clinical laboratory science.
In his new position, Bruce is responsible for overseeing the accreditation
process for CME programs for physicians and other health care
professionals who attend such programs to keep abreast of the
latest information and advances in their fields and to maintain
their licenses to practice.
Last fall, a program he developed with the Mayo Clinic, called
the Mayo Cohort Project, was initiated to provide Mayo employees
continuing education in clinical laboratory science through online
courses, leading to advanced degrees. The five-year project, officially
unveiled last August, has attracted more than 120 students, Bruce
Bruce has been with the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
since 1975 when he was named director of the then-medical technology
(now clinical laboratory science) program. – H. David Wilson,
dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Scott Doty joins
Scott Doty has joined the staff of the wellness department as
coordinator of fitness. He will oversee the Wellness Center and
the department’s fitness programs, including educational
programs, incentive programs, fitness assessment, and personal
Doty earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education at
UND and a master’s degree in human performance at Oregon
State University. He has also served as a lecturer for exercise
physiology in the department of physical education and exercise
science at UND and was most recently at the Altru Sports Acceleration
program. His office is in 267 Hyslop Sports Center. – Wellness
office moves to Union for fee payment Sept. 4, 5
Fall 2003 fee payment will be conducted Thursday and Friday,
Sept. 4 and 5. If you are consulting with an individual who needs
one-on-one assistance from the business office staff, please refer
the individual to the Memorial Union Ballroom, business manager’s
table, on Sept. 4 and 5. The business office in Twamley Hall will
be closed these two days. Your assistance is appreciated. –
Wanda Sporbert, director, business office.
sought for graduate faculty
The graduate school has issued the semi-annual call for nominations
for membership on the graduate faculty. A memorandum detailing
the process, and including a copy of the nomination form, has
been sent to the chairperson and director of each department/program
offering a graduate degree. The deadline for nominations to be
received in the graduate school is Tuesday, Sept. 9. Final action
on the nominations will be completed by Oct. 15. – Joseph
Benoit, dean, graduate school.
should discard vendor registry letters
Any University departments should discard North Dakota vendor
registry letters and vendor registry applications. This vendor
registration is in conjunction with the ConnectND-PeopleSoft vendor
database and will be handled centrally for the entire University.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Romuld, director
of purchasing and ConnectND module lead, 777-2681 or Sharon Berning,
director of financial management, 777-2015. – Purchasing
Day hours listed
Sept. 1 is Labor Day holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives,
Monday, Sept. 1, 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, Human Resources.
Chester Fritz Library:
Labor Day hours for the Chester Fritz Library are: Saturday, Aug.
30, closed; Sunday, Aug. 31, closed; Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day),
1 p.m. to midnight. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
Health sciences library:
Labor Day holiday hours for the Harley E. French Library of the
Health Sciences are: Saturday, Aug. 30, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug.
31, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 1, 1 p.m. to midnight. –
April Byars, health sciences library.
Labor Day hours are: Saturday through Monday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1,
1 to 5 p.m. Regular hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 2. – Jane
Oakland, circulation manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.
Information Technology Systems and Services will close for the
Labor Day holiday at 1 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, and will reopen at
5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. – Marv Hanson, associate director,
sought for student ambassadors
Enrollment services is currently accepting applications for student
ambassadors for the 2003-2004 academic year. An integral part
of the orientation process, ambassadors work with new students
to prepare them for university life, talk about UND with students
at their high school, help with recruitment and retention projects,
and represent the University at campus events.
The success of the orientation program greatly depends on the
type of student who becomes an ambassador. Students who are successful
in this position show a high level of involvement in their educational
experience. Qualities we seek include a strong academic background,
involvement in campus and community activities, effective leadership
and communication skills, a positive outlook on campus life, and
a caring attitude toward fellow students.
We would appreciate your assistance in recruiting qualified leaders
by providing the names of students that you feel would be an asset
to the program. We will send them more information about the program.
Thank you for your assistance in this important project. Please
submit nominations to me by Sept. 19. – Rochelle Bollman,
Enrollment Services, Box 8135, 777-6468, email@example.com.
return faculty-staff directory forms
Employees are reminded that it is important for
cross-campus communication that their names be included in the
UND Directory with at least their office and department addresses
and phone numbers. It is also preferable to include resident information.
Forms to update information on faculty and staff members for inclusion
in the 2003-2004 UND Directory of Faculty, Staff and Students
were sent to departments this week. Additional forms are available
from the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall, phone
777-2731, or at www.und.edu/dept/our/directory/. Deadline for
returning them to the UND Office of University Relations, which
compiles the Directory, is Monday, Sept. 8. This has been determined
as the best method available for updating faculty and staff directory
information. The new directory is distributed through sales at
several campus locations beginning in the second week of October.
– Jim Penwarden, associate director, University Relations.
Office has moved to Union
The U.S. Post Office in Twamley Hall has been moved to the basement
of the Memorial Union. Services provided by the Post Office include
the sale of stamps and money orders, personal priority and express
mail, personal Fed Ex and UPS packages, and personal post office
All departmental campus mail will continue to be processed in
Twamley Hall. Plans for moving these services to central receiving
are in development, with a move planned for December. Mail service
to departments will not change at this time. Prior to the move
to central receiving, information will be provided to departments
on any changes in procedures that might affect them. We understand
how important mail is to each department on campus and will try
to ensure that service will continue uninterrupted.
Please contact mailing services at 777-2279 or 777-4823 or finance
and operations at 777-2015 if you have questions or concerns.
Thank you for your patience during this time of transition. –
Darin Lee, mailing services.
sclerosis education, support group formed
A new multiple sclerosis education and support group has been
formed. As a faculty member with MS, I know there are several
other faculty and staff who either have MS or know someone that
does. Meetings will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the second Thursday
of the month at Sharon Lutheran Church, 1720 S. 20th St., Grand
Forks, Rooms 4 and 6 (enter the southeast door, take a left and
look for the room). If anyone is interested please contact me
at my e-mail at work (firstname.lastname@example.org) or home (email@example.com).
Telephone is 777-4687 or 787-5164. I have brochures and further
information. – Lee Ness, accounting and business law.
One offers employee discount
Cellular One, which has been awarded the state contract for cellular
services, is offering a 15 percent discount to current UND employees
on any personal cell phone retail plan of $30 and above. A 24-month
contract is required and must be under the employee’s name.
Proof of current employment will be required. Visit their web
site for detailed information on rate plans and phones. For your
convenience, representatives of CellularOne will be at the Memorial
Union on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. –
Lois MacGregor, telecommunications.
Grounds” open at Union
Stomping Grounds is now open on the first floor of the Memorial
Union. Operated by dining services, Stomping Grounds serves coffee,
sandwiches, soups and specialty pastries, along with Seattle’s
Best Coffee. The telephone number is 777-3306. – Karen Tan,
marketing intern., dining services.
families sought for international students
The American Language Academy is seeking host families for international
students. You provide a private, furnished bedroom, food for all
meals, a way to get to and from school, and enthusiasm for other
cultures. You receive a rewarding multi-cultural experience and
$1,200 for each eight-week session. – Patricia Young, American
The American Language Academy is seeking conversation partners
for international students. If you have at least one free hour
per week and enjoy meeting new people, we would like to meet you.
ALA@UND has international students looking for individuals to
spend time talking with them. This is an excellent opportunity
to learn about another culture while making new friends. –
Patricia Young, American Language Academy.
workshops listed for Sept. 16-26
Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box
number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned
of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps
us plan for materials and number of seats.
Electricity, What You Don’t Know Might Shock You:
Sept. 16, 9 to 11 a.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Many people
are injured and even killed by electricity every year. This workshop
provides basic information for those “non-electricians”
forced to work around electrical equipment. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.
Records Management 101 (limited seating): Sept.
17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. Do you feel overwhelmed
by the amount of records around you? Is it sometimes hard to find
the information you need to do your job effectively? Do you have
records that are from the prehistoric ages, and do you want to
get rid of them (legally)? If you answered yes to any of these
questions, come to this hands-on workshop to learn practical tips
that you can start using today. Presenter: Sara Bolken, records
Employee Privacy and the Law: Sept. 18, 9 to
11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. How far can an employer go in making
decisions on issues related to privacy in the workplace? Presenters:
Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert, human resources.
Mainframe Computer Usage and Monthly Reports: Sept. 18, 9 to 11:30
a.m., 361 Upson II Hall. Find out how to use the mainframe uniform
accounting system, various screens, and computer printouts. Presenters:
accounting services and grants and contracts administration.
Parents Do Make a Difference: Sept. 23 and 25,
1 to 2:30 p.m., Christus Rex Lounge. Have you talked to your child
about alcohol and drugs? Would you like to increase the odds of
your child remaining drug/alcohol free? Do you know how to talk
about the risks of underage drinking? For information on these
topics and more, register for this three-hour seminar, geared
for parents of young children or those who work with youth. Presenters:
Amy Brooks and Jodie Goetz-Olson, youth diversion specialists
from Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.
Records Disposal Procedures (limited seating):
Sept. 23, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. During this
workshop you will learn more about the process for destroying
or transferring records that have passed their retention time
limits. We’ll review the forms used, discuss why it’s
necessary to document, and you will take part in a hands-on run-through
of the entire process. It’s fun to clean out, it’s
easier to do than you think, and now’s the time to do it!
Presenter: Sara Bolken, records manager.
Working in Confined Spaces: Sept. 25, 2 to 4
p.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Confined spaces can be deadly.
Reinforce understanding of the risks associated with working in
confined spaces such as manholes, trenches, cable vaults and attics.
The following topics are included in the workshop: identification
of a confined space and its conditions; toxic, flammable, and
oxygen-deficient atmospheres; hazards and proper personal protective
equipment; and roles and responsibilities. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.
Creative Desktop Publishing with PageMaker: Sept.
26 and Oct. 3, 8 to noon, 235 Starcher Hall. Fee: $60 (includes
materials). Gain knowledge in the use of PageMaker 6.5 to create
visually appealing posters, flyers, newsletters and more. Learn
this popular desktop publishing technology through a hands-on
approach. You are encouraged to bring project ideas to work on.
Presenter: Lynda Kenney, department of technology.
Transaction Classification Code (TCC listing):
Sept. 26, 9 to 10 a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. This class
will show how to use TCC listings and provide clarification on
how items should be coded. Presenters: accounting services.
Purchasing Policies and Procedures: Sept. 26, 10 to 11 a.m., Memorial
Room, Memorial Union. Find out who is responsible for the process
of purchasing, obligations of process time, receiving acceptance,
payment, product use, maintenance, insurance, and on to final
disposal. Presenters: purchasing office.
– Julie Sturges, U2 Program Assistant, University Within
applications due Sept. 15
Monday, Sept. 15, is the first deadline for submission of applications
to the Senate scholarly activities committee (SSAC). The committee
will consider requests from faculty members to support travel
associated with the presentation of scholarly papers. Travel requests
will be considered only for travel to be completed between Sept.
16, 2003, and Jan. 15, 2004. No other applications will be considered
at that time. The committee WILL NOT provide funds for travel
already completed. However, awards can be made contingent on receipt
of a letter of acceptance from the meeting at which a paper is
to be presented or a program listing the applicant among the presenters.
Therefore, if you will be traveling during the specified dates,
but do not yet have a letter of acceptance, please do submit your
application at this time. If an award is made, an account will
be set up for you after you submit proper evidence of acceptance
The second deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday,
Oct. 15. Only research/creative activity or publication applications
will be considered.
The third deadline for submission of applications is Thursday,
Jan. 15, 2004. Travel applications will be considered only for
travel that will occur between Jan. 16, 2004, and May 3,
2004. No other applications will be considered.
The fourth deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday,
Feb. 17, 2004. Research/creative activity and publication grant
applications as well as applications for new faculty scholar awards
will be considered; no travel applications will be considered.
Monday, May 3, 2004, is the final deadline for submission of travel
grant applications. This deadline is for travel occurring between
May 4, 2004, and Sept. 15, 2004. No other applications will be
The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals
and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. The proposal
should be written with a multidisciplinary readership in mind.
Avoid technical jargon and undefined abbreviations. Although the
SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals
and travel/publication requests, the committee takes into consideration
the most recent SSAC (or FRCAC) award granted to each applicant.
Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants.
Requests for research/creative activity awards may not exceed
$2,500. The committee receives requests for funding that far exceed
funds available for awards; therefore, please prepare your application
Application forms are available at ORPD, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278,
or on ORPD’s home page (www.und.edu under research). A properly
signed original and seven copies of the application must be submitted
to ORPD prior to or on the published deadline. Applications that
are not prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms
will not be considered by the Committee. Please feel free to contact
any of the current SSAC members for information or guidance when
preparing your application. Their names, telephone numbers, and
e-mail addresses are available on ORPD’s home page or by
calling ORPD at 777-4279.
-- Glenda Lindseth (nursing), Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities
sought for COBRE grants
The National Center for Research Resources has issued a solicitation
for proposals for “Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence
(COBRE).” This program provides support for the Institutional
Development Award (IdeA) Program to foster health-related research
and increase the competitiveness of investigators at institutions
located in states with historically low aggregate success rates
for grant awards from the NIH. The University is eligible for
these grants. Two years ago, a proposal from UND’s School
of Medicine and Health Sciences involving several faculty researchers
was awarded $10 million.
The purpose of the COBRE program is to (1) enhance the ability
of investigators to compete independently for complementary NIH
individual research grants or other external peer-review support
and (2) augment and enhance an institution’s biomedical
research infrastructure through establishment of a multi-disciplinary
center, led by a peer-reviewed, funded investigator with expertise
central to the research theme of the proposal. The application
must have a thematic scientific focus in a specific research area,
such as neuroscience, cancer, structural biology, immunology,
or bioengineering, and may use basic, clinical or both research
approaches to attain the goals of the proposed center. The center
is intended to support investigators from several complementary
disciplines. The research focus of COBRE encompasses the full
spectrum of the basic and clinical sciences and includes cellular
and molecular biology, biophysics and biotechnology, genetics
and developmental biology, pharmacology and others.
The PI must have an active biomedical or behavioral research program
that receives NIH, NSF or other peer-reviewed support in the scientific
area of the center. Each COBRE program should include three to
five research projects that stand alone, but share a common thematic
scientific focus. Each research project should be supervised by
a single junior investigator who is responsible for insuring that
the specific aims of that project are met.
Applicants must request project periods of five years and may
request a budget for direct costs of up to and no more than $1.5
million per year, excluding facilities and administrative (F&A)
costs on consortium arrangements. The applicant may request additional
direct costs in year one only of up to $500,000 as a one-time
expenditure for alteration and renovation of laboratory or animal
Because UND may submit only one application to the program at
this time, a committee will be set up to conduct an internal review
of preproposals. Preproposals should address the following points:
• Cover page listing the project name, collaborators, contact
person, total budget amount.
• Biographical sketches (no more than two pages) of the
principal investigator and junior investigators who will be participating
in the proposal.
• An oversall research plan to justify support of a multi-disciplinary
COBRE program for five years.
• Succinct descriptions of three to five proposed projects.
• Detailed budget (including expected cost share amounts
• A clear definition of the nature and extent of research
collaboration, including a brief explanation of the necessary
administrative, fiscal, and scientific aspects of the proposed
• A description of the research and research training or
career development goals and capabilities of the proposed COBRE.
• A description of the infrastructure for conducting studies
aimed at developing a nationally competitive biomedical research
Preproposals (an original plus five copies) should be no more
than six pages in length (excluding cover page, biographical sketches
and budget pages) 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. Monday, Sept.
22. Criteria used for reviewing preproposals will conform to the
guidelines included in the program announcement which can be found
If you would like to receive a paper copy of the announcement,
please contact Shirley Griffin at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NCRR deadlines for the program are: Oct. 17, 2003 (letter
of intent); Jan. 18, 2004 (full proposal). The program will use
the NIH exploratory grant award mechanism (P20).
– William Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research
and Program Development.
grant opportunities listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or email@example.com.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided
for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may
not be republished or made available outside the University of
North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on
the COS website.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Small Grant Program for Conference Support–Conferences eligible
for support include: research development, design and methodology,
and dissemination conferences related to health services research.
Contact: Sandra Issacson, 301-594-6668; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-141.html.
Funding to improve quality of life through projects in the following
areas: Conservation and Sustainability; Safe and Healthy Children
and Families; Global Education and Workplace Skills; and Business
and Community Partnerships. Deadline: None. Contact: Alcoa Foundation,
412-553-2348; Alcoa.Foundation@alcoa.com; http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/community/info_page/foundation.asp.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DIABETES EDUCATORS (AADE)
Eli Lilly Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care Award–Funding
for development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative
approaches to delivery of collaborative diabetes care and education
to persons with Type 2 diabetes treated in a primary care setting.
Deadline: 10/2/03. Contact: Julie Finney, 312-424-2426; email@example.com;
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE (AIPS)
Jefferson Awards recognize public and community service of ordinary
people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition
or reward. Contact: AIPS, 302-622-9101; firstname.lastname@example.org;;
http://www.aips.org/jefferson/index.htm. Deadline: None.
ARA PARSEGHIAN MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NPC Research Grants support research on understanding the cause
or developing treatment for Niemann-Pick Type C disease (NPC).
Deadline: 10/11/03. Contact: Grants Administrator, 520-577-5106;
ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN STUDIES, INC.
Korea Related Speakers and Panels Grants support research of North
American scholars to improve quality of teaching (college and
precollege levels) about Korea, and integrate study of Korea into
major academic disciplines. Contact: AAS Secretariat, NEAC Japan
Grants, 734-665-2490; http://www.aasianst.org/grants/grants.html#NEAC-KOREAN.
ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTERS
Project Grants support implementation of adult audience development
projects involving extended residency by a performing artist,
company, or group. Deadlines: 10/4/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/15/03
(Application). Contact: Arts Partners Program, 202-833-2787; email@example.com;
Leadership Fellows Program–Support for leadership training
of individuals in fields such as public service, education, government,
health, business, community development, engineering, architecture,
science, farming, forestry, law, trade unions, law enforcement,
journalism, and social work. Training may include academic courses,
internships, self-designed study programs, or combinations of
these and other experiences. Deadline: 10/11/03. Contact: Bush
Foundation, 651-227-0891; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.bushfoundation.org/programs/LeadershipFellowsProg.htm#Application.
Support in the following areas: religious causes, medical concerns,
liberal arts colleges, and social concerns. Contact: Chatlos Foundation,
407-862-5077; email@example.com; http://www.chatlos.org/AppInfo.htm.
CHILDREN’S GAUCHER DISEASE RESEARCH FUND
Support for pure research to find a cure for the neuronopathic
form of Gaucher disease. Contact: Gregory Macres, 916-797-3700;
CLINTON (WILLIAM J.) PRESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION
Support to strengthen capacity of people in the U.S. and throughout
the world to meet challenges of global interdependence in the
following areas: economic empowerment of poor people; racial,
ethnic and religious reconciliation; health security, specifically
combating AIDS; citizen service; and leadership development. Deadline:
None. Contact: Clinton Presidential Foundation, 501-370-8000;
CURE AUTISM NOW
Innovative Technology for Autism Awards support research to find
effective biological treatments, prevention and a cure for autism
and related disorders. Deadline: None. Contact: Therese Finazzo,
323-549-0500; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.cureautismnow.org/research/itaa_descrip.cfm.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE (DOD)
Next Generation Spectrum Assignment–Support for research
covering a broad range of requirements in the area of next generation
radio frequency spectrum use with emphasis on novel dynamic, autonomous
spectrum assignment methodologies for communications and sensing,
through integration and application of technology to increase
spectrum access through adaptive use of available spectrum. Areas
of interest are: real-time sensing of spectrum usage; real-time
characterization spectrum usage; autonomously reacting to and
planning spectrum usage through selection of frequency, waveform,
directionality, polarization, temporal characteristics and other
novel usage approaches; and dynamically adapting to changes in
spectrum usage. Contact: Joetta Bernhard, 315-330-2308; Joetta.Bernhard@rl.af.mil;
Fellowship and Research Grants support research in the social
sciences and humanities disciplines, including economics, government/politics,
philosophy, and international affairs. Deadline: None. Contact:
Earhart Foundation, 734-761-8592; 2200 Green Road, Suite H, Ann
Arbor, MI 48105.
The Student Scholars and U.S. and Canadian Visiting Scholars programs
support independent research on ethical issues in medicine, the
life sciences, and the professions. Deadline: None. Contact: Director
of Education, 845-424-4040; email@example.com; http://www.thehastingscenter.org/visitors/visitorsssp.htm.
HEWLETT (WILLIAM AND FLORA) FOUNDATION
U.S.-Latin American Relations Grants Program–Support for
projects to strengthen the institutional capacity of Mexico and
Brazil to address pressing issues in environment, population,
conflict resolution, and education. Deadline: None. Contact: Hoa
Tran, Telephone: 650-234-4500 x4654; HTran@Hewlett.org; http://www.hewlett.org/guidelines/uslar/uslar_top_frm.htm.
HUMAN FRONTIER SCIENCE PROGRAM ORGANIZATION
Short-Term Fellowships 2004 support basic research on complex
mechanisms of living organisms. Deadline: None. Contact: Human
Frontier Science Program Organization, Telephone: 33 3 88 21 51
34; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_forms_STF.htm.
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (IIE)
Investing in Women in Development Fellows Program (IWID)–In
order to provide mid-career professionals with international development
assignments that will lead to careers in the development field,
support is provided in the following fields: economic growth,
global environment, girl’s education, and democracy and
conflict prevention. Contact: IWID Fellows Program, 202-326-7855;
email@example.com; http://www.iie.org/programs/iwid/. Deadline: 10/10/03.
JONES (FLETCHER) FOUNDATION
Support for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational
projects, as well as general-purpose grants. Deadline: None.
Contact: Christine Sisley, 213-943-4646; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support in the areas of arts and culture, education and literacy,
health and human services, and development and enrichment of Jewish
life. Contact: Karma Foundation, 818-760-6454; email@example.com;
http://www.karmafoundation.org/applic.htm. Deadline: None.
Bricks and Mortar–Funding for construction/renovation of
facilities and purchase of major capital equipment and real estate.
Contact: Kresge Foundation, 248-643-9630; http://www.kresge.org/programs/bricks_mort.htm.
LUCE (HENRY) FOUNDATION, INC.
Grants and Responsive Grants–Areas of interest are: Asia;
Theology; American Art; Higher Education; and Public Policy. Contact:
Luce Foundation, Inc., 212-489-7700; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.hluce.org/4bgen.html.
MUSTE (A. J.) MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
Support for projects to advance nonviolent grassroots education
and action for social and economic justice. Deadlines: 10/10/03,
2/27/04, 4/30/04. Contact: Muste Memorial Institute, 212-533-4335;
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Inclusion of Additional Receipt Date For Exploratory/Developmental
Grants For Diagnostic Cancer Imaging. Additional Deadline: 10/1/03.
Contact: Anne E. Menkens, 301-496-9531; email@example.com;
Support to establish a Pediatric Preclinical Testing Program
(SOL N01-CM-37027-23) to systematically test agents in childhood
cancer preclinical models. Deadline: 10/6/03. Contact: Doris Rosenblatt,
301-435-3824; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://rcb.cancer.gov/rcb-internet/appl/rfp/37027/toc.pdf.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES (NCRR)
Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA) provide support for
biomedical and/or behavioral scientists to work as partners with
science museum educators, media experts, and other interested
organizations on projects to improve student (K-12) and public
understanding of the health sciences. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact:
Krishan K. Arora, 301-435-0766; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-036.html.
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
Opportunity to Propose Organisms for Genomic Sequencing–A
competitive process will be implemented for selection of genomes
to sequence using NHGRI-supported sequencing capacity, based on
investigator or community-initiated proposals and peer review.
White Paper Deadlines: 10/10/03, 2/10/04, 6/10/04. Contact: Jane
Peterson, 301-496-7531; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-02-003.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD)
Genetic Basis of Recovery and Rehabilitation–Funding for
hypothesis-driven genomic studies of individuals with physical
disabilities in order to identify genetic factors that drive rehabilitative
outcome. Animal studies may provide the background for proposals,
but this initiative is primarily aimed at clinical studies in
humans. Deadlines: 9/15/03 (Letter of Intent); 10/15/03 (Application).
Contact: Ralph Nitkin, 301-402-4206; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-025.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH (NIDCR)
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award in Dental,
Craniofacial and Oral Health Research (K12) Award–Scholar
Development awards support additional mentored postdoctoral research
experience. Faculty Transition awards support appointment to a
tenure track or equivalent position followed with funding for
an independent research project in dental, oral or craniofacial
research. Deadline: 10/1/03. Contact: James A. Lipton, 301-594-2618;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)
Gene/Environment Interaction in Neurodegenerative Disease–Funding
for research on the relative roles of environmental, endogenous
neurochemical, and genetic factors in the causation of neurodegenerative
diseases with a focus on gene-environment interactions as a risk
factor in ALS. Contact: Annette Kirshner, 919-541-0488; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
Finding Genes for Alcohol-Related Behaviors and Risk for Alcoholism–Funding
for research to identify and characterize genes that contribute
to individual susceptibility to alcoholism and alcohol-related
behaviors. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Lisa A.
Neuhold, 301-594-6228; Lneuhold@willco.niaaa.nih.gov;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children–Support for
research to improve self-management and quality of life in children
and adolescents with chronic diseases. The study of children within
the context of family and family-community dynamics and research
related to sociocultural, environmental, and behavioral mechanisms
as well as biological/technological factors that contribute to
successful and ongoing self-management of particular chronic diseases
in children are encouraged. Deadlines: 10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04.
Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973; email@example.com;
Research on the Reduction and Prevention of Suicidality–Support
for research to reduce the burden of suicidality (deaths, attempts,
and ideation). Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Deadlines:
10/1/03, 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Jane L. Pearson, 301-443-3598;
The Etiology, Pathogenesis and Treatment of ALS–Support
for research addressing the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment
of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Contact: Paul A. Sheehy, 301-496-5329;
Deadlines: 9/30/03 (Letter of Intent); 10/22/03 (Application).
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Digital Government (Dig Gov)–Support for multidisciplinary
and multi-sector partnerships of researchers in information technologies
and government agencies and research on relationships between
design and use of information technologies on: forms, processes,
and outcomes of democracy; government organizational forms, learning,
and adaptation; new forms of government-government collaboration;
citizen/government interaction; and other social/political science
research related to IT and government. Deadline: 10/8/03. Contact:
Lawrence E. Brandt, 703-292-8980; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02156.
Distinguished International Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
provide support to investigators in the mathematical and physical
sciences for research projects abroad. Deadline: 10/8/03. Contact:
John Stevens, 703-292-4948; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf01154.
Infrastructure Management and Hazard Response (IMHR)--Support
for fundamental research that will support development of a new
knowledge base on modeling and analysis of infrastructure system
operation, performance, safety, and productivity. Deadlines: 10/7/03,
2/9/04. Contact: Miriam Heller, 703-292-8360; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Multi-User Equipment and Instrumentation Resources for Biological
Sciences–Support to purchase expensive items ($40,000 to
$400,000) of equipment to be shared by a number of investigators
having actively funded research projects in the areas of biological
infrastructure, molecular and cellular biosciences, integrative
biology and neuroscience, or environmental biology. Deadline:
10/6/03. Contact: Gerald Selzer, 703-292-8470; email@example.com;
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Microbial Biology support
training and research on the basic biology
of protozoan, microalgal, fungal, archaeal, bacterial, and viral
species not generally considered to be model organisms in Microbial
Biology. Deadline: 10/6/03. Contact: Carter Kimsey, 703-292-8470;
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowships
Program–Support for professional research and creative literary
arts using resources of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library
. Deadline: 10/3/03. Contact: Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
for Scholars and Writers, 212-930-0830; CSW@nypl.org; http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/scholars/index.html.
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY
Journey of a Lifetime Awards support travel to inspire an interest
in peoples and places by an individual who has the ability to
communicate their experiences through radio broadcasting. Deadline:
10/10/03. Contact: Grants Officer, Telephone +44 (020) 7591-3073;
SOCIETY OF TOXICOLOGY
Colgate-Palmolive/SOT Awards for Student Research Training in
Alternative Methods support research training using in vitro methods
or alternative techniques to reduce, replace or refine use of
animals in toxicological research. Deadline: 10/9/03. Contact:
Society of Toxicology, 703-438-3115; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.toxicology.org/Information/AwardsFellowships/awards.html.
Contributions to Public Awareness of the Importance of Animals
in Toxicology Research Awards recognitize contributions made to
public understanding of the role and importance of experimental
animals in toxicological science. Deadline: 10/9/03. Contact:
Minority Undergraduate Student and Advisor Awards support travel
of undergraduate science majors to the Soxiety’s annual
meeting and include orientation, a poster session, and activities
with a mentor. Deadline: 10/9/03. Contact: Education Committee,
703-483-3115; email@example.com; http://www.toxicology.org/Information/AwardsFellowships/awards.html#minority.
Robert L. Dixon International Travel Awards enable graduate students
in the area of reproductive toxicology to attend the International
Congress of Toxicology meeting. Deadline: 10/9/03. Contact: See
above or http://www.toxicology.org/Information/AwardsFellowships/awards.html.
Dissertation Fellowship Program–Funding for research from
a variety of fields relevant to improvement of education which
shows potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives
to the history, theory, or practice of education anywhere in the
world. Deadline: 10/7/03. Contact: Spencer Dissertation Fellowships
Program, 312-274-6526; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.spencer.org/programs/fellows/dissertation.htm.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD)
Smart Systems for Logistics Command and Controls (PRDA-03-03-HE)–Support
for research to develop technology to collect critical information
required to effectively manage logistics resources in support
of combat operations. Deadline: 10/6/03. Contact: Rhonda Knowles,
937-656-9032; email@example.com; http://fedbizopps.cos.com/cgi-bin/getRec?id=20030812a6.
-- William Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research and
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