University Letter

Volume 40, Number 1: August 30, 2002


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

UND Posts Largest First Day Enrollment Ever: 11,887 Students

Research V.P. Candidate’s Theme Is Continuity


Graduate Committee Will Not Meet Sept. 2

Services For Bill Gard Are Tuesday

University Senate Meets Sept. 5

Business Office Will Move To Union For Fee Payment

Friends Will Remember John Little Sept. 7

Graduate Faculty Will Meet Sept. 9

RWIC, Atmospheric Sciences Host Mesoscale Data Integration Workshop

Staff Senate Meeting Rescheduled

Yoga Classes Offered At Lotus Meditation Center

U Community Plans 9/11 Reflections

UND Carillon To Toll At Time Of Sept. 11 Attack

Museum Sponsors Contemplative Music On Sept. 11

Insight Meditation Classes Set

Representatives Offer Field Guide To GenBank And NCBI Molecular Biology Resources

Sexual Assault Awareness Program Set For Sept. 18



President Kupchella, Others Present At Healthy N.D. Summit

Forms Going Out To Obtain Important Faculty-Staff Directory Information

Labor Day Holiday Hours Listed:

Sept. 2, Labor Day, Is Holiday
Chester Fritz Library
Health Sciences Library
Law Library

Open Course Sections Listed Online

Submit Nominations For Graduate Faculty By Sept. 10

Dean Of Students Office Has Respect Posters Available

Multicultural Student Services, ETTCC List Hours

Post Your Events On The UND Calendar

EERC Begins New Coal Ash Research Project

CVB Offers Convention Services

Financial Consultants Available To All UND Employees

Items For Sale To Public On Bids





Senate Scholarly Activities Committee Lists Deadlines

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. The fall meeting of the University Council will also take place at that time. The University Council consists of all full-time faculty of the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor, as well as certain administrators.


UND Posts Largest First Day Enrollment Ever: 11,887 Students

The University has posted an opening day enrollment of 11,887 students, UND’s largest first day enrollment.

This is 234 more students than UND’s last first day record number in 1989, and tops last year’s opening day number of 11,281 by more than 600 students (a 5.4 percent increase). Already enrollment is 123 students ahead of last year’s 11,764 final (third week) count.

Enrollment will continue to rise during the first three weeks of classes, when UND snaps its final 2002-03 picture.

“We continue to be very pleased with the University’s enrollment growth, which is in keeping with our strategic plan,” said President Charles 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.”

Helping to lead the growth are 1,967 new freshmen, UND’s largest beginning class in several years. Last year there were 1,920 new freshmen on opening day, and the previous year 1,847 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.

Likewise, the number of first day new transfer students is up, 789 this fall compared to 696 last fall and 696 [the same number] in 2000.

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 1,474, the UND Graduate School first day number looks particularly good, as well. Graduate School first day numbers for the past few years: 1,337 (2001), 1,251 (2000), 1,178 (1999) and 1,121 (1998).

Also looking good is UND’s retention. Overall (including beginning freshmen), UND’s freshman class is at 2,587, compared to 2,535 in 2001. Other undergraduate class comparisons: sophomore, 2,725 compared to 2,515; junior, 1,900 compared to 1,871; senior, 2,789 compared to 2,613.

Not included in the final first day numbers are those students only taking correspondence classes. They will be included in the final third week numbers.


Research V.P. Candidate’s Theme Is Continuity

J. Scott Hauger, candidate for the vice president for research position, gave an informal talk to University researchers Aug. 26.

Dr. Hauger is currently director of the science and engineering policy and practice group at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. He earned his doctorate in science and technology studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. He holds 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.

He began his talk by stating that he’d like to teach a course each year, most likely in history, and then went on to describe some of his experience. His interest, he said, is the intersection of technological change and social change. He has studied what vice presidents for research do, edited a book about it, and visited some 60 campuses to help them improve their competitiveness. He has spent six years working with the EPSCoR program.

Hauger said he began his career after the Vietnam War, when the academic marketplace didn’t pay well. He joined a think tank and performed research in innovation and application of new technology. Because he didn’t want to be a “defense weenie,” as he put it, he began a research group in solar technology for the Department of Energy and NASA. In 1981, President Reagan stopped funding for the project, so he began research on technology for people with disabilities. He said he has worked with every major federal agency except the National Institutes of Health.

“I celebrated my mid-life crisis by finally completing my Ph.D.,” he said, telling how he sold his business and went to Virginia Tech. He studied as a student in one department and performed research to develop reading machines for the blind in another department, both at the same time. In his current position with AAAS, he helps universities increase their research effectiveness. Dr. Hauger said he can make connections between disciplines to solve problems.

He then took questions from researchers, the answers to which are summarized below.

Modern universities must foster two kinds of research, Dr. Hauger said: academic research and research arms such as the EERC. One of the main responsibilities of a vice president for research, he said, is to foster a culture in which the university realizes that research is crucial for undergraduate education. He would champion that cause in the Legislature and other forums to help people make that link. Another large responsibility, he said, is to find a way to operate a high-quality research program in a small state with declining population. Finding the dollars to do that could be difficult, he said. One option would be to reinvest the proceeds of research arms such as EERC. He said he doesn’t like to focus on the $100 million goal for research support, but rather on long-term building of the institution. “For me, research means knowledge creation,” he said. “That’s why we’re here.”

In closing, Dr. Hauger said the position of vice president for research is one of connections: with legislators, business, agribusiness, health care, etc. “We’ll work together,” he said. “There are no magic wands or easy solutions.” – Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.


Events to Note

Graduate Committee Will Not Meet Sept. 2

The graduate committee will not meet Sept. 2. Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Services For Bill Gard Are Tuesday

It is with regret that we announce Bill Gard, associate professor emeritus of history, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, at home. He was 69. A specialist in Russian history, he taught at UND from 1971 to 1990. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the North Dakota Museum of Art. His wife, Betty, is the head of reference and research services at the Chester Fritz Library. A full obituary will appear next week. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.


University Senate Meets Sept. 5

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


1. Announcements

2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.

3. Question period

Consent Calendar:

4. No items submitted

Business Calendar:

5. Slate of nominees for Senate officers. Douglas Munski, committee on committees.

6. Election of a Senate chairperson. Douglas Munski, committee on committees.

7. Election of a Senate vice chairperson. Douglas Munski, committee on committees.

8. Election of a faculty representative to a two-year term on the Senate executive committee. Douglas Munski, committee on committees.

9. Election of two Senate faculty members to a two-year term each on the committee on committees. Douglas Munski, committee on committees.

10. Candidates for degrees in August 2002, Nancy Krogh, University registrar.

Nancy Krogh, University Registrar.


Business Office Will Move To Union For Fee Payment

Fall 2002 fee payment will be conducted Thursday and Friday, Sept. 5 and 6. 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. The Business Office in Twamley Hall will be closed these two days. Your assistance is appreciated. – Wanda Sporbert, Manager, Business Office.


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.


Graduate Faculty Will Meet Sept. 9

The graduate faculty will meet Monday, Sept. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. in 109 Education. All members of the graduate faculty are encouraged to attend; the new constitution will be the main agenda item. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


RWIC, Atmospheric Sciences Host Mesoscale Data Integration Workshop

The Regional Weather Information Center and atmospheric sciences will host a two-day “Mesoscale Data Integration” workshop on campus Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 9 and 10. It is sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC).

The objective of this workshop is to explore objective analysis, data assimilation, and data fusion/integration issues that pertain to mesoscale weather prediction. Specific topics include objective analysis methods (successive corrections, statistical objective analysis, variational techniques, etc.) for mesoscale weather data, data sources (radar, satellite, land use, etc.), and the intelligent incorporation of mesoscale data sources into numerical weather prediction models. These research areas are important components of the overall Army goal of providing unparalleled support for Army operations.

Members of the organizing committee are Mark Askelson, chair; Leon Osborne, John Mewes, Paul Kucera and Deb Lazur. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the committee members by calling (701) 777-2479 or send email to: For more information on the conference, see


Staff Senate Meeting Rescheduled

The Staff Senate meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11, has been moved to Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. – Tanya Northagen, Staff Senate Secretary.


Yoga Classes Offered At Lotus Meditation Center

Yoga classes are offered at the Lotus Meditation Center, University Ave. and Hamline St. Fall classes begin Sept. 10, and include yoga for beginners and mixed level students on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays at noon. Intermediate-level classes will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. There is a fee for classes and pre-registration is necessary as space is limited. Call Dyan Rey, instructor, at 772-8840 for information or to pre-register.

Dyan Rey will also offer yoga workshops from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The Sept. 14 workshop will be Yoga for People over 40. There will be two workshops in October, Energizing Yoga (Oct. 14) and Relaxing Yoga (Oct. 26). There is a fee for each workshop. Please call to register as space is limited. – Tamar Read, Professor Emeritus, Music.


U Community Plans 9/11 Reflections

An ad hoc group of faculty and staff is coordinating several events on campus in remembrance of Sept. 11. The events are collectively titled 9/11 Reflections, and will emphasize thoughtful and reflective activities focused on students and their need to understand and express themselves about the significance of 9/11.

Sponsors include the International Centre, Campus Committee for Human Rights, Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Ministry, Peace Studies, and the Honors Program.

In addition to day-long programming at the North Dakota Museum of Art (contact NDMA for info) three other activities are being planned:

For further information regarding the specific events, contact:

1. 24 hour silent vigil: Barry Stinson, director, International Centre, 777-3301.

2. Tabula discussion series: Jeanne Anderegg, coordinator, Honors Program, 777-3302.

3. Faculty class discussions: Janet Kelly Moen, Center for Peace Studies, 777-4414.


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.”


Museum Sponsors Contemplative Music On Sept. 11

The North Dakota Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, will present contemplative music from noon until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Museum.

There will be no charge, due to the generosity of the musicians, and the public is encouraged to come and go at will.

Nine performances by musicians from the region will begin at the top of each hour. The day’s tribute begins at noon with music by Beth Rheude, clarinetist, Anne Christopherson, soprano, and Lisa Blackledge Anderson, pianist. At 1 p.m. Naomi Welsh, cellist, will perform, followed by Mike Blake on xylophone at 2 p.m. Nathan Davis, cellist, and Elise Midelfort, pianist, will perform at 3 p.m., and at 4 p.m. flutist Shari Boschee will play. Jim Popejoy on vibraphone and Jeff Avinson on classical guitar will play at 5 p.m. The Heartland String Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. and a local a cappella quartet, 4 Below Zero, will sing at 7 p.m. The Grand Forks Master Chorale will close the day’s special music with a performance at 8 p.m.

Music will include “Ave Verum Corpus,” by Wolfgang A. Mozart, “Magnificat,” by Arvo Part, “Set Me as a Seal,” by Rene Clausen, and “Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnung,” from Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms, sung by the Grand Forks Master Chorale.

4 Below Zero will sing “Gor mig odmjuk” by Ake Kullnes, “Remember” by Stephen Chatman, “He Loves Thee,” by Daniel Pedereson, “Tu Pauperum Refugium,” by Josquin des Prez, “Ubi Caritas,”by Maurice Durufle, “Nobody Knows the Trouble I See,” traditional arranged by K.Lee Scott, “Oh Taste and See,” by R. Vaughn Williams, “Bright Morning Stars are Rising, by Paul Siskin, “Ave Maria,” by Tomas Luis de Victoria, “Alma Redemptoris mater,” by G. Palestrina, “Sweet and Twenty,” and “Last Invocation,” both by Daniel Pederson, “Songs of Contemplation,” by Robert Young,” and Golden Slumbers Gently Kiss Your Eyes,” by Stephen Chatman.

For more information, please call 777-4195.

The North Dakota Museum of Art hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. week days, and from 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. There is no admission charge. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


Insight Meditation Classes Set

Insight meditation will be held Mondays beginning Sept. 16, at the Lotus Meditation Center, University Ave. and Hamline St. Insight meditation, or Vipassana, is a 2,500 year-old system of psychological and spiritual development derived from the earliest Buddhist tradition. It is a practice of cultivating peacefulness in the mind and openness in the heart. It is learning to live in the present moment, to see things as they really are, and to ride more easily with the “ups and downs” of our lives. It needs no belief commitments, is compatible with any religious affiliation, and is open to beginners and experienced practitioners. No fee will be charged. Leaders are Tamar Read and Lora Sloan.

The insight meditation groups will meet Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. (beginners only) and from 7 to 8 p.m. (experienced members). A five-week course of instruction for beginners will be taught by Lora Sloan and begins Monday, Sept. 16. The course is offered at no charge. For more information call 787-8839 or 777-4231 or e-mail

The fall insight meditation retreat (non-residential) will be held the weekend of Nov. 15-17. Amy Schmidt will be the teacher. Registration is required and a fee will be charged; scholarships are available. For more information contact Lora Sloan at 787-8839 or

The Lotus Meditation Center, University Ave. and Hamline St., is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and is available to individuals for meditation except when groups are scheduled. If you require general information about the Center, call the Office of International Programs at 777-6438. A prior request is to be made at international programs for the use of the Lotus Meditation Center by any group. A free will offering is always accepted for use of the center. If any group charges fees to participants, a certain percentage will be charged for the use of the center. Please contact Lora Sloan. – Tamar Read, Professor Emeritus of Music.


Representatives Offer Field Guide To GenBank And NCBI Molecular Biology Resources

We are pleased to announce that Peter Cooper and Eric Sayers of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) will be on campus to present “A Field Guide to GenBank and NCBI Molecular Biology Resources” Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 17 and 18.

This is a lecture and hands-on computer workshop on GenBank and related databases covering effective use of the Entrez databases and search service, the BLAST similarity search engine and genome data and related resources. There is no charge for the lecture or workshop.

The course now features the NCBI assembly of the draft human genome, the updated map viewer and the new genome specific BLAST pages. The course consists of a three-hour morning lecture followed by optional two-hour instructor-led computer workshops. Dr. Cooper and Dr. Sayers will also schedule a limited number of 20-minute personal consultations for people with research-oriented questions. During the computer workshop, students get hands on experience with the resources at the NCBI web site.

A more specific outline of topics to be covered and more information on the course are available at

The lecture will take place at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The workshops will be held at the Karl Christian wold Bioinformation Learning Resources Center, Medical Science, lower level computer lab. The first workshop will be Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.; the second is from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.; the third is Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 8 to 10 a.m. Twenty-five seats are available for each workshop.

Registration is required; please provide the following information: Name, department, phone #, e-mail address, lecture you will attend and which workshop session (#1, #2, or #3); or if you wish a consultation session.

Note: attendance at the lecture is required. Attendance at one of the computer workshops is optional, as are consultation sessions.

Workshop preferences and consultation appointments will be scheduled as they are received.

Return registration information by mail or e-mail to Barbara Knight, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, University of North Dakota, Box 9002, Grand Forks, ND 58202 or by Monday, Sept. 9.


Sexual Assault Awareness Program Set For Sept. 18

Faculty are asked to announce in class that “One in Four: Men Empowering Men” will present a sexual assault awareness program at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.

From May through October 2001, four men, Michael Charbonneau, Pat Hanlin, Steve McAllister, and Joe McCarthy, of the group “One in Four: Men Empowering Men,” walked across America from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness about sexual assault. The group’s name was derived from the statistic that one in four women nationwide will be sexually assaulted during their college career.

The mission of the walk was to move closer to a society free of sexual assault by increasing awareness. “One in Four” will make their way across North Dakota, stopping at nine college campuses. North Dakotans Working in Education Against Violence, a collaborative project to combat violence against women on campus, and the North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services/Coalition Against Sexual Assault in North Dakota are proud to sponsor this educational event.

We hope you will make an announcement in your classes as this date approaches and encourage students to attend. There will be a table of resources available for further information.

For more information, please contact me at 777-9003, or visit the “One in Four” web site at – Michelle Reichert, Campus Advocate, Community Violence Intervention Center.




President Kupchella, Others Present At Healthy N.D. Summit

President Kupchella and other UND representatives presented talks at the Healthy North Dakota Summit Aug. 22 and 23 at the State Capitol Complex in Bismarck. The summit, headed by Gov. John Hoeven, focused on forging a Healthy North Dakota plan. President Kupchella took part in the health and lifestyle panel, headed by Mary Wakefield (Center for Rural Health), and gave a presentation on cancer. James Mitchell gave a presentation on obesity, Jim Brosseau gave a presentation on diabetes, Gerald Combs gave a presentation on nutrition, and Cynthia Mala was on the college model panel.


Forms Going Out To Obtain Important Faculty-Staff Directory Information

UND employees in departments and offices 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 2002-2003 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 Deadline for returning them to the UND Office of University Relations, which compiles the Directory, is Friday, Sept. 6. 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.


Labor Day Holiday Hours Listed

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.

Chester Fritz Library:

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.

Health Sciences Library:

The Library of the Health Sciences hours for the Labor Day weekend are: Saturday, Aug. 31, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 1, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 2, 1 p.m. to midnight. – April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.

Law Library:

Law Library hours for the Labor Day weekend are: Friday, Aug. 30, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 31, noon to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 1, noon to 5 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 2, noon to 5 p.m. – Cherie Stoltman, Law Library.


Information Technology Systems and Services will close for the Labor Day holiday at 1 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. – Marv Hanson, Associate Director, Information Technology Systems and Services.


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.


Submit Nominations For Graduate Faculty By Sept. 10

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 of each department/program offering a graduate degree. The deadline for nominations to be received in the Graduate School is Sept. 10. Final action on the nominations is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 15. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Dean Of Students Office Has Respect Posters Available

We have available for departments a respect poster which affirms concepts endorsed by various student groups, athletics, student government, Association of Residence Halls and approved by University Senate. Copies of the “Respect is a Right and Responsibility” poster are available at the Dean of Students office, 158 McCannel Hall, for pick up. – Lillian Elsinga, Associate Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students.


Multicultural Student Services, EBTCC List Hours

Hours for Multicultural Student Services and Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, both at 2800 University Ave., are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you need administrative assistance, the hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will be open until 8 p.m., starting the second week of classes. We offer a home away from home atmosphere, a support system for students, campus information, and mentoring. – M.C. Diop, Director, Multicultural Student Services and Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center.


Post Your Events On The UND Calendar

You’re invited to post your events on the online UND calendar at This comprehensive listing of events covers all aspects of the University, and, we hope, will eliminate the need to check several calendars to find out what’s going on at UND. Events include academic dates, athletics, cultural events, and more. To submit an event, just click on “submit an event,” type in your information, and send. Your event will appear on the calendar within 24 hours. If you have suggestions to improve the calendar, please call me at 777-3621. - - Jan Orvik, Web Manager, University Relations.


EERC Begins New Coal Ash Research Project

In a new $1.5 million coal ash research project, researchers at the Energy and Environmental Research Center will examine the potential release of mercury from coal ash.

Mercury is considered a toxic trace metal and is present in coal in very low concentrations. The project will determine how much mercury is potentially released from coal ash when it is disposed of or used as a raw material in products such as a replacement for cement in concrete. The issue has drawn national attention recently because of a controversial multipollutant bill introduced by U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords (I-Vermont).

The version of the bill approved by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee contains an amendment to the Clean Air Act of 1990 that would require utilities to prevent the “re-release of any mercury.” The bill is to be brought to the full Senate.

“If passed, the Jeffords’ bill would prohibit the use of coal ash in all applications, which is in conflict with the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to encourage the use of coal ash,” said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold. “Total capture of mercury with absolutely no re-release of any amount is a scientifically impossible task,” he added.

The three-year project, managed by Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, is a collaborative effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory, Utility Solid Waste Activities Group, Great River Energy, the Center for Air Toxic Metals Affiliates, and the EERC.

Through the Coal Ash Resources Research Consortium (CARRC), established in 1985, researchers at the EERC have developed an international reputation for providing environmentally safe, technically sound, and economically viable solutions for the use and disposal of ash and other by-products produced during combustion.

This fall, the EERC will host a leading international conference, Air Quality III: Mercury, Trace Elements, and Particulate Matter, to provide a forum for in-depth technical, economic, and political discussions of air quality issues, including coal ash use.
David Hassett, EERC senior research advisor, will discuss mercury and air toxic element impacts of coal ash disposal and utilization at the conference Sept. 9-12 at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Va.

For more information about CARRC and Air Quality III, visit the EERC web site at – Energy and Environmental Research Center.


CVB Offers Convention Services

With the school year under way, countless meetings, conventions, conferences, and other group events will take place on or around campus. The Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to offer UND our many convention services to assure the success of your events.

The professionals at the bureau will work with your group from the beginning to the end of your event. We are there to assist you throughout the entire bidding process to help bring your events to Greater Grand Forks. We will also organize site inspections to ensure that your meeting or convention is given the proper space and amenities for success.

Proper publicity can often be the key to a successful convention. Prior to your event, our qualified staff can assist you with contacts for local and regional media. (Note: The University Relations office, 777-2731, can also assist with publicity). If you have an event expected to bring in outside visitors, let us know and we can help arrange lodging accommodations for your entire group. The bureau will also assemble hospitality packets for event attendees, which include a Greater Grand Forks visitors guide, area maps, visitor value cards, local calendar of events, and more. We will work with your group to locate speakers for seminars, and coordinate tours of area attractions. And to add a personal touch to your event, the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau will create welcome banners for your meeting, as well as printed name badges for your attendees – all free of charge. We will also be there to lend a hand with registration so you can focus on the importance of your event instead!

If you have an upcoming event or if you need help in bidding for a convention you’d like to bring to UND, please call the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau. We will do whatever we can to help make your event a success. Contact Matthew Hallaway, sales associate/UND contact or Cheryl McGlynn, sales manager, at 746-0444 or (800) 866-4566 for more information. Be sure to check out our interactive community events calendar at for upcoming events in the Greater Grand Forks area or to add University events. – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Matthew Hallaway, Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau.


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.


Items For Sale To Public On Bids

The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed, high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, wood cabinets, wood easel and other items. These may be seen at the central receiving warehouse on the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 3-5. The bidding of the sale items will be open three days only due to the Labor Day holiday. – Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.


In The News


Frank Argenziano received the certificate of appreciation award for 2002 from the American Coalition for Ethanol for his efforts in support of the ethanol industry. . . . Software developed at UND will be showcased at a national conference on distance education and independent study. HTML eZ will be demonstrated at the 10th Annual American Association for Collegiate Independent Study Conference Nov. 14-16 in Reno, Nev. Henry Borysewicz (AeroSpace Network) will make the presentation. . . . The UND Flying Team placed third in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference held in Columbus, Ohio, with 27 teams participating, representing 30 of the nation’s top flying programs from 11 regions around the country. . . . The Northwest Broadcast News Association awarded the Eric Sevareid Award to the Regional Weather Information Center for “Prairie Weather Update,” a 70-second weather segment that airs on Prairie Public Television. . . . Hassan Reza (computer science) received the acceptance acknowledgement from the 2002 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice regarding his paper, “Petri nets Patterns: Element of Reusable Petri Nets Specifications.” . . . Dana Siewert (flight operations) was invited by the Airline Pilots Association to attend an aircraft accident investigation course in San Antonio, Texas.



Lana Rakow (communication and women studies) served on an international panel of women studies scholars at the annual conference of the International Communication Association in Seoul, Korea. She represented the United States in a discussion of the status of women in communication and the status of women’s studies in various countries. . . . Lana Rakow has been elected president of the North Dakota Professional Communicators, an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. The organization will host the national conference in Bismarck Sept. 19-21.



Sukhvarsh Jerath (civil engineering) presented “Dynamic Response of a Pipe Having Bolted Flange Connection With a Gasket” at the American Society of Mechanical Engineering 25th Annual ETCE2002 Engineering Technology Conference on Energy in Houston, Texas. Jerath also presented “Durability Evaluation of Dense Graded and Gap Graded Concrete Pavements” at the American Society of Civil Engineers Texas Section Conference; and he presented “Engineering the Basic Degree of the Future” at the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada.



Four faculty members were selected to receive the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award by members of the M.D. class of 2002. They are: Peter White, (internal medicine, Southwest Campus in Bismarck), Anil Potti (internal medicine, Southwest Campus in Bismarck), Alexander Levitov (internal medicine, Northeast Campus in Grand Forks), and Jeffrey Verhey (internal medicine, Northwest Campus in Minot). . . . Mary Wakefield (Center for Rural Health) was chosen to serve as co-chair of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Health professions Education Summit in Washington, D.C. . . . Several faculty members and physicians have been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor medical society. Receiving AOA faculty recognition were Mark Jensen (surgery, Fargo), and Abel Tello (internal medicine, Bismarck). Receiving AOA recognition as a volunteer clinical faculty member was Michael Traynor (surgery, Fargo). UND medical alumni who were inducted into AOA were Larry Halvorson (family medicine, Grand Forks), and Myra Quanrud (pediatrics, Jamestown). Receiving AOA recognition as residents-in-training were Sandeep Laroia, Brian Hebert, and Vijay Koka (all internal medicine, Fargo). . . . Jon Allen (internal medicine) received the Humanism in Medicine Award given by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and funded by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. This award recognizes a faculty member for compassion and sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their families.



John Hurley presented “Experience with ODS High-Temperature Heat Exchanger in a Pilot-Scale HIPPS Plant” at the Third International Workshop on Life Cycle Issues in Advanced Energy Systems,” in Woburn, United Kingdom. . . . Darren Schmidt presented “Biomass Boundary Layer Turbine” and a presentation co-authored with Nikhil Patel, “Biomass Cofiring: Feasibility Studies for Low-Rank Coal and District Energy Cogeneration” at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers: International Joint Power Generation Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. . . . Ted Aulich presented an ASTM Standard for Aviation Ethanol at the American Society for Testing and Materials International Committee on Petroleum Products in Montreal, Canada. . . . Steve Hawthorne presented a seminar, “Hot Water Extraction and Nonoxidative Destruction of Explosives, Pesticides, PCBs, and PAHs: Analytical to Pilot-Scale Applications” at the Idaho National Energy and Environmental Laboratory in Idaho Falls. . . . Mike Holmes gave a presentation, co-authored by Stan Miller, John Pavlish, and Grant Dunham, “Sorbent Development for Control of Mercury Emissions from Utility Power Plants” at the Air and Waste Management Association 95th Annual Conference and Expo: Cooperation for a Better Environment in Baltimore, Md.



Lillian Elsinga (Associate Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students) led a discussion group titled “Legal Issues in Student Affairs” at the National Conference on Law and Higher Education sponsored by the Stetson College of Law, Clearwater Beach, Fla. . . . Elsinga and Jerry Bulisco (Assistant Dean of Students) co-facilitated an all day workshop, “Campus Crisis Management: Best Practices in Student Affairs” at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators annual conference in Boston. Bulisco also serves as one of the founding members of the NASPA Task Force on Crisis Management and Violence Prevention. . . . The UND chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society recently was recognized for two regional awards, the Best Induction Ceremony and Best Honorary Membership Recognition Program. Jerry Bulisco serves as the chapter advisor.



In the latest issue of The Best American Essays (2001), editors Kathleen Norris and Robert Atwan cited the American Indian issue of North Dakota Quarterly (Summer-Fall 2000) as a “notable special issue.” They also cited as “Notable Essays” the work of Jean Ervin (“Transplant Shock”), Cynthia Kennedy (“The Language of Mountains”), and Ruth McLaughlin (“Journey”), all in the North Dakota Quarterly, Winter 2000.


Grants and Research

Senate Scholarly Activities Committee Lists Deadlines

Monday, Sept. 16, 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. 17, 2002, and Jan. 15, 2003. 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 for presentation. No other applications will be considered at that time.

The second deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, Oct. 15. Only research/creative activity or publication applications will be considered at that time. No other applications will be considered.

The third deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003. Travel applications will be considered only for travel that will occur between Jan. 16, 2003, and May 1, 2003. No other applications will be considered.

The fourth deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003. 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.

Thursday, May 1, 2003, is the final deadline for submission of travel grant applications. This deadline is for travel occurring between May 2, 2003, and Sept. 15, 2003. No other applications will be considered.

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 has approximately $55,000 available to award during the 2002-2003 academic year.

Application forms are available at ORPD, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on ORPD’s home page (at 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.

-- Garl Rieke, Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.


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


Nonprofit Sector Research Fund—Doctoral Dissertation Grants–Support for doctoral dissertation research focused on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in the U.S. or other countries. Contact: 202-736-5838;; Deadline: 10/1/02.

Nonprofit Sector Research Fund-Nonprofits/Public Policy and Foundations–Support for research related to nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, public policy, and/or foundation practice and policy. Deadline and Contact: See Above.


Selby Fellowship–Support for overseas scientists to visit Australia for public lecture/seminar tours and to visit scientific centers in Australia. Deadline: 9/30/02. Contact: Awards Officer, Telephone: (02) 6247 5777;;


Plant Genetic Mechanisms-Conference Grants (NRICGP)–Support for scientific conferences focused on research to develop a fundamental understanding of plant genes and genetic processes as the basis for development of genetically superior varieties of crop and forest species. Deadline: 10/1/02. Contact: Liang-Shiou Lin, 202-401-5042;;

Strengthening Awards (NRICGP): Seed Grants provide support to collect preliminary data in preparation for applying for a standard research grant from CSREES; Equipment Grants provide fundingn to purchase Equipment for the purpose of strengthening research capacity; Research Career Enhancement Awards (Sabbatical Awards)–support faculty sabbatical leave as an opportunity to enhance their research capabilities; Standard Research Project Awards support research pertaining to CSREES’ areas of interest. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 11/1/02, 12/1/02, 1/15/03. Contact: 202-401-5048;;


Research Grants–Support scientific, ecological, and related public policy research on issues and matters of concern to the Hudson River, its tributaries and drainage basin, with emphasis on the impact of development in the Hudson Valley on the Hudson River ecosystem. Deadline: 9/23/02 (Preproposal). Contact: 212-924-8290;;


Glass Industry of the Future–Support for research of innovative glass technologies to reduce energy consumption, reduce environmental impacts, and enhance economic competitiveness in the U.S. glass industry. Deadline: 9/27/02. Contact: Elizabeth Dahl, 208-526-7214;;


Exploratory/Developmental Grants for Diagnostic Cancer Imaging (PA-01-030)–Support for highly innovative research in diagnostic cancer imaging. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Anne E. Menkens, 301-496-9531;;


Continued Development And Maintenance of Bioinformatics And Computational Biology Software (PA-02-141). Contact: Bret Peterson, 301-435-0758;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Novel Approaches to Enhance Animal Stem Cell Research (PA-02-147)–Support for research to enhance animal stem cells as model biological systems. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: John D. Harding, 301-435-0744;;


Investigator-Initiated Small Research Grants (PA-02-038)–Support for small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time, with limited resources. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Carl W. Dieffenbach, 301-496-0637;;


Oral Health Research Curriculum (OHRC) Grant (PAR-02-144)–Funding to infuse appreciation of science and results of scientific research in dental school curriculums. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03 (Applications); Letter of Intent should be sent 4 weeks prior to application receipt date. Contact: James Lipton, 301-594-2618;;


Liver and Pancreatic Disease in HIV Infection (PA-01-117)–Support for clinical and basic research applications focused on pathogenesis and therapeutics of liver and pancreatic disease associated with coinfections that occur in patients with HIV infection or metabolic complications associated with treatment of HIV infection. Contact: Frank Hamilton, 301-594-8877;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.


Environmentally Induced Cardiovascular Malformations (PA-02-093)–Support to study environmental agents that cause cardiovascular malformations (CVMs). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: J. Patrick Mastin, 919-541-3289;;


Evolutionary Mechanisms in Infectious Disease (PA-02-113)–Support to encourage development of a predictive science of infectious disease by applying perspectives, theories, and methods from relevant scientific disciplines to important issues of disease emergence, prevention, and consequences of treatment. Contact: Irene Anne Eckstrand, 301-594-0943,; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Genetic Architecture, Biological Variation, and Complex Phenotypes (PA-02-110)–Support for new studies on genetic variation and architecture of complex phenotypes. Contact: Irene Anne Eckstrand, 301-594-0943;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Program Project Grants (PA-01-116)–Support for research in the broad areas of NIGMS’ Divisions: Cell Biology and Biophysics; Genetics and Developmental Biology; and Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: James Cassatt, 301-594-0828;;

Protein Structure Initiative (Structural Genomics) (PA-99-116)–Support for research on development of methodology and technology underpinning structural genomics. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: John C. Norvell, 301-594-0533;;

Quantitative Approaches to Analysis of Complex Biological Systems (PA-98-077)–Support to develop quantitative approaches to describe, analyze, and predict behavior of complex biological systems. Contact: James C. Cassatt, 301-594-0828;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Short Courses for Study of Complex Phenotypes/Complex Systems (PA-98-083)–Support for short courses or workshops to assist scientists in preparing for research on complex phenotypes and systems. Contact: Irene Anne Eckstrand, 301-594-0943;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.


Basic and Translational Research in Emotion--Small Grants (PA-00-106) and Research Project Grants (PA-00-105) provide funding to expand basic research on processes and mechanisms involved in experience and expression of emotion. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Mary Ellen Oliveri, 301-443-3942;;

Behavioral, Social, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Research with Diverse Populations (PA-01-096)–Support for research to increase scientific understanding of the health status of various population groups and lead to more effective health interventions and services for individuals within those groups. Contact: Howard S. Kurtzman, 301-443-9400;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03, 10/1/03.

Career Development Awards: Child Abuse and Neglect Research (PA-99-133)–Support for career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their research endeavors on child abuse and neglect. Contact: Malcolm Gordon, 301-443-4709;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Collaborative R01s for Clinical and Services Studies of Mental Disorders and AIDS (CSMD) (PA-01-123)–Support for collaborative intervention trials and other clinical and services studies. Contact: Bruce B. Cuthbert, 301-443-3728;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Developmental Psychopharmacology (PA-00-114)–Support to study possible clinically significant effects that various psychotropic medications may have on the brain when administered during the developing phase that spans from birth to early adulthood. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Lois Winsky, 301-443-5288;;

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Mental Health (PA-02-131)–Support for research to build knowledge on methods, structures, and processes to disseminate and implement mental health information and treatments into practice settings. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: David A. Chambers, 301-443-3747;;

Early Identification and Treatment of Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents (PA-00-094). Contact: Editha D. Nottelmann, 301-443-9734;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03.

Exploratory/Developmental Grants (PA-00-073) support innovative research directions requiring preliminary testing or development; exploration of the use of approaches and concepts new to a particular substantive area; research
and development of new technologies, techniques or methods; or initial research and development of a body of data upon which significant future research may be built, i.e., data should have a high level of impact on the field. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Michael F. Huerta, 301-443-3563;;

Genetics of Neurobehavioral Disorders in Existing Samples (PA-99-120)–Support for multidisciplinary, collaborative genetic research projects. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Steven O. Moldin, 301-443-2037;;

Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Program (IP-RISP) (PAR-00-096)–Support to expand the number of partnerships between typical clinical/services settings and academic institutions in order to enhance national capacity to transfer state-of-the-art interventions into those non-academic settings. Contact: Junius J. Gonzalez, 301-443-3364;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03.

Mental Health Research in Eating Disorders (PA-96-064). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Harold Goldstein, 301-443-4140;;

Neuroinformatics Institutional Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (PAR-99-136)–Support to foster career development of individuals with interdisciplinary expertise bridging the fields of neuroscience and behavioral science research with that in informatics. Contact: Stephen H. Koslow, 301-443-1815;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 4/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/11/03, 7/11/03 (Application).

Pilot Effectiveness Trials for Mental Disorders (PAR-99-118)–Support to obtain preliminary data and conduct studies to support subsequent effectiveness trials of interventions for mental disorders of children and adults. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Barry D. Lebowitz, 301-443-1419;;

Rapid Assessment Post-impact of Disaster (PAR-02-133)–Support for research on the post-impact of disasters, in order to permit access to a disaster area in the immediate aftermath of the event. Contact: Farris Tuma, 301-443-5944,; Deadline: Within approximately six weeks of the event.

Risk Factors for Psychopathology Using Existing Data Sets (PA-99-121)–Support to study development of psychopathology or resilience in order to guide development of prevention and early intervention strategies. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Karen H. Bourdon, 301-443-9233;;

Therapeutic Effectiveness Protocol Development Program (PAR-99-119)–Support for development of infrastructure and resources for investigation of effectiveness of therapeutic interventions through support of protocol design. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Barry D. Lebowitz, 301-443-1419;;


Biology of Non-Human Stem Cells in the Environment of the Nervous System (PA-01-078)–Support for discovery of effective treatments for neurological disorders, and for studies on the biology of non-human stem cells and regulation of their replication, development and function in the nervous system. Contact: Arlene Y. Chiu, 301-496-1447;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Exploratory Grants in Pediatric Brain Disorders: Integrating the Science (PAS-99-080)–Support to facilitate translation of fundamental neurobiology to pediatric brain disorders of anomalous development, neurodegeneration, and injury. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Giovanna M. Spinella, 301-496-5821;;

Career Development Award For Minority Scholars in Neuroscience (PAR-02-106)--Support for intensive, supervised career development and scientific mentoring experience for minority investigators to obtain research independence during the performance period of the award. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: David A. Jett, 301-496-3102;;

Cooperative Program in Translational Research (PAR-02-139)–Support to encourage the “translation” of discoveries across a broad range of research areas in the neurosciences that offer promising opportunities for treatment of neurological disorders into new treatments. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Thomas Miller, 301-496-1779;;

Exploratory/Developmental Projects in Translational Research PAR-02-138–Support for research projects intended to discover potential targets for therapeutic intervention, to identify candidate therapeutics, or to develop assays, animal models, devices, or technologies for screening or developing therapeutics. Deadlines and Contact: See above or

Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards in Translational Research (PAR-02-140)–Support to encourage translation of recent discoveries across a broad range of research areas in the neurosciences that offer promising opportunities for improved therapies for neurological disorders into new treatments. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Henry Khachaturian, 301-496-4188;;

Pathogensis and Treatment of Dyskinesias in Parkinson’s Disease (PAS-02-129)–Support for research on the development and treatment of dopamine-induced dyskinesias, a major complication of current pharmacotherapy of Parkinson’s disease. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Paul Sheehy, 301-496-5680;;


Cachexia: Research into Biobehavioral Management and Quality of Life (PA-01-109)–Support for investigator-initiated research related to prevention and management of cachexia to improve the quality of life these patients. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 10/1/03. Contact: Hilary Sigmon, 301-594-5970;;

Diabetes Self-Management in Minority Populations (PA-00-113)–Support for research related to sociocultural, environmental, and behavioral mechanisms and biological/technological factors that contribute to successful and ongoing self-management of diabetes in minority populations. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973;;

Quality of Life for Individuals at the End-of-Life (PA-00-127)–Support for research intended to improve quality of life for individuals who are facing end-of-life issues and for their families. Contact: Ann Knebel, 301-594-5966;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Research on Clinical Decision Making (PA-02-118). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Karin Helmers, 301-594-2177;;

Self-Management Strategies Across Chronic Diseases (PA-00-109)–Support for research on established self-management interventions to multiple chronic diseases across the life-course. Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Small Grant Research Program (PA-02-120)–Support for pilot, feasibility and methodology development research likely to lead to subsequent individual research project grants focused on a key scientific area for NINR. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Nell Armstrong, 301-594-5973;;

Support for Community-Partnered Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities (PA-02-134) to reduce health disparities in racial and ethnically diverse minority populations. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Janice Phillips, 301-594-6152;;


Age-Related Prostate Growth: Biologic Mechanisms (PA-02-116)–Support for research applications addressing biologic mechanisms related to the aging processes that underlie initiation and progression of prostate growth processes in middle-age, and pathophysiologic connections of that growth process with prostate diseases prevalent in older men, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and prostate cancer. Contact: Frank Bellino, 301-496-6402;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Data Analysis and Archiving in Demography, Economics and Behavioral Research on Aging (PA-01-082)–Support for secondary analyses of data and data archiving related to demography, economics, and behavioral research on aging; preliminary projects using secondary analysis that could lead to subsequent applications for research project grants ; for rapid analyses of new databases and experimental modules for purposes such as informing design and content of future study waves; and for development, enhancement and assembly of new databases from existing data. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Elissa Royal, 301-496-3138; er110e@NIH.GOV;

Diversity in Medication Use and Outcomes in Aging Populations (PA-99-097)–Support to investigate issues relevant to medication use and outcomes among older people. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: Marcia G. Ory, 301-402-4156;;

Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (PA-00-003)–Support for specialized study for individuals with health professional doctoral degrees who are committed to a career in laboratory or field-based research. Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (PA-00-004)–Support for career development of investigators who committed to focusing their research on patient-oriented research. Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (PA-00-005)–Support for clinicians to have time to devote to patient-oriented research and act as mentors for beginning clinical investigators. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Robin A. Barr, 301-496-9322;;;;

Planning Grants for Biomedical Epidemiologic and Intervention Studies (PA-99-145)–Support for planning and protocol development of biomedical epidemiologic and intervention studies in areas supported by the Geriatrics Program. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Evan C. Hadley, 301-402-1784;;

The Aging Senses: Relationships Among Multiple Sensory Systems (PA-99-123)–Support for research investigating prevalence and extent of concurrent declines in multiple sensory systems in the elderly, effects such declines
might have on functional capacities of the individual, and underlying mechanisms responsible for commonalities in age-related sensory changes at central nervous system, cellular, molecular or genetic levels. Contact: Judith A. Finklestein, 301-496-9350;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Support for Scientific Meetings (PA-00-128) on topics relevant to the mission of the NIA. Contact: Huber Warner, 301-496-6402;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.


Behavioral Science Track Awards for Rapid Transition (PAR-99-043)–Support for small-scale, exploratory research projects related to the behavioral sciences mission of NIAAA. Contact: Deputy Director, 301-443-2890;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03.

Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21) (PA-99-131)--Support for research on biochemical, physiological, genetic, and behavioral mechanisms leading to pathological drinking behavior; mechanisms of alcohol-induced organ damage, including fetal injury; and clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological approaches to more effective diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol-related problems. Contact: Darryl Bertolucci, 301-443-4898;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Hepatitis C Infection and Alcoholic Liver Disease (PAS-99-155)–Support for basic and clinical research on synergistic interactions between alcohol consumption and hepatitis C virus infection to produce chronic liver disease. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03 (for R01, R03, and R21 grants); 10/15/02, 2/15/03, 6/15/03 (for Interactive Grants). Contact: Thomas F. Kresina, 301-443-6537;;

Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Hepatic Fibrosis (PA-99-110)–Support for research focused on developmental mechanisms of hepatic fibrosis that occur in alcohol-induced liver disease. Contact: Vishnudutt Purohit, 301-443-2689;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Tissue Injury (PA-02-035)–Support to study underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms by which chronic ethanol ingestion initiates tissue injury. Contact: Denise A. Russo, 301-402-9403;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Peptide Regulation of Alcohol Intake (PAS-99-156)–Support to identify peptides and their receptors that regulate alcohol consumption, ultimately leading to understanding their mechanism(s) of action. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03 (for R01, R03, and R21); 10/15/02, 2/15/03, 6/15/03 (for Interactive Research Project Grants). Contact: Ellen Witt, 301-443-6545;;

Small Grant Program (PAR-99-098)–Support for pilot/feasibility projects, testing of new techniques, secondary analysis of existing data, development of innovative or high-risk projects that could provide a basis for submission of a regular research project grant application, or pilot/planning for design and coordination of full-scale clinical trials. The program is intended to stimulate and facilitate entry of less experienced investigators and established investigators in other fields into alcohol-related research and shorten time for the application award process. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Ernestine Vanderveen, 301-443-2530;;

Support for research on social and psychological processes involved in onset and perpetuation of worksite related alcohol problems, and development and testing of preventive strategies to reduce incidence and prevalence of these problems. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: Jan Howard, 301-443-8767;


Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (PAR-01-014)–Support for entry of beginning investigators into behavioral science research. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Cora Lee Wetherington, 301-435-1319;;

Behavioral Therapies Development Program (PA-99-107)–Support for research on behavioral therapies for drug abuse and dependence. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: Lisa S. Onken, 301-443-0107;;

Drug Abuse Health Services Research (PA-01-097)–Support for interdisciplinary study of the structure, processes, and outcomes of drug abuse treatment, prevention, and related health services. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Jerry Flanzer, 301-443-4060;;

Drug Use and Related Adverse Behavioral and Social Consequences (PA-99-113)–Funding for local, national, and international research on community/contextual and individual level risk and protective factors and processes that influence drug use and/or abuse and their consequences. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Jacques Normand, 301-443-6720; JN86a@NIH.GOV;

Exploratory/Developmental Grant Applications (PA-01-012)–Support for testing innovative or conceptually creative ideas that are scientifically sound and may advance understanding of drug abuse and addiction. Contact: Harold Gordon, 301-443-4877;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.

Genetic Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders (PA-02-112)–Support for genetic epidemiologic studies of substance use disorders (SUDs, drug abuse and dependence). Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Naimah Z. Weinberg, 301-402-1908;;

Small Grants Program (PAR-00-059)–Support for research relevant to any area of NIDA’s mission which includes a wide variety of biomedical, biobehavioral, clinical, health services, epidemiological, behavioral, and prevention research areas relevant to the study of drug abuse or addiction processes. Contact: Kathleen Etz, 301-402-1749;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.


Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (PA-00-107)–Support for clinical trials related to disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: A. Julianna Gulya, 301-435-4085;;


Complex Formation in Hormonal Regulation of Gene Expression (PA-02-100)–Support to exploit and expand upon advances made in research to address fundamental underlying mechanisms by which nuclear accessory proteins, such as coactivators and corepressors, mediate signaling through hormone receptors at the level of regulation of gene expression, as well as other related research areas, and refine the role of higher order complex formation in effecting hormonal regulation of gene expression. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Ronald Margolis, 301-443-1706;;

HIV Therapeutics: Targeting Research Gaps (PA-02-146)–Support for studies in areas identified as underexplored in current HIV therapeutics research. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Sandra Bridges, 301-496-8198;;

Identification and Prevention of Middle Childhood Precursors of Risky Sexual Behavior (PA-02-101)–Support for applications proposing biobehavioral and neuroimaging studies of children ages 6 to 12 years to identify precursors of risky sexual behavior. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Lynne Haverkos, 301-435-6881;;

Services and Intervention Research with Homeless Persons Having Alcohol, Drug Abuse, or Mental Disorders (PA-02-150)–Support for health services research projects designed to increase understanding of efficiency, effectiveness and diffusion of services provided to homeless persons (adults, adolescents, children, or families) with alcohol, drug abuse and/or mental (ADM) disorders. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Harold I. Perl, 301-443-0788;;

Translational Research for the Prevention and Control of Diabetes (PA-02-153)--Funding for research to translate recent advances in the prevention and treatment of type 1 or type 2 diabetes into clinical practice for individuals and communities at risk. Contact: See Program Announcement for list of contacts in the appropriate participating Institute; Deadlines: 10/1/2002, 2/1/2003, 6/1/2003.


Informatics for Disaster Management (PAR-02-137)–Support for informatics research that addresses information management problems relevant to management of disasters. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Carol Bean, 301-594-4882;;

Small Grant Program (PAR-02-148)–Support for basic and clinical research to answer specific, targeted research questions or perform pilot/feasibility testing. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Susan M. Sparks, 301-594-4882;;


Support for exploration into innovative research areas in prevention, cause, cure and treatment of hearing loss and deafness. Deadline: 10/4/02. Contact: 610-664-3135;;


Analysis of Science and Technology (S&T) Resources (NSF 02-165)–Support for research, workshops, and studies leading to new and improved S&T indicator development and to improved understanding of S&T enterprise in the U.S. and globally. Deadline: 9/18/02. Contact: Derek Hill, 703-292-8774;;;


Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health–Support for research on social and cultural dimensions of health in: basic social and cultural constructs and processes used in health research; etiology of health and illness; consequences of poor health for individuals and social groups; linking science to practice to improve prevention, treatment, health services, and dissemination; and ethical issues in social and cultural research. on social and cultural dimensions of health. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Ronald Abeles, 301-496-7859;;


Pathophysiology and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Contact: Eleanor Hanna, 301-402-1770;; Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03, 6/1/03.


Research Abroad–Grants to assist field research or investigations overseas in the subjects of natural and earth sciences, including botany, zoology, geology, anthropology, archaeology, experimental physiology, pathology and therapeutics. Deadlines: 9/30/02, 1/30/03. Contact: Gina Douglas, Secretary to the Trustees, c/o The Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1V 0LQ;

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