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VVolume 41, Number 1: Aug. 29, 2003
 
President Kupchella will give "State of the University address Sept. 17

 

PBS program screens at Museum Sept. 9
Fr. William Sherman, Leo Kim sign books at Museum reception
Silent vigil set for Sept. 11
Museum announces new season of classical music
Administrators asked to attend workshop
Teaching colloquium set for Sept. 20

All welcome to join ADA advisory committee
Open forums will review Wellness Center plans
"Green and White Day" will celebrate Homecoming
Psychology hosts annual conference

 


Please return faculty-staff directory forms
Northern Plains Indian Law Center announces interim director

Special faculty writing group will focus on teaching scholarship
Nominations sought for student ambassadors
Host families sought for international students
Students invited to take part in wellness challenge
Speech, language and hearing clinic offers services
Free Pilates mini-sessions offered
Lotus Meditation Center offers classes, events
U2 workshops listed for Sept. 16-26
United Campus Ministry sponsors listserv
Cell phone discount available to employees
Items offered to public on bids
AAUW seeks book donations
Human Nutrition Center seeks volunteers for studies
Remembering Patricia Mauch

 

North Dakota EPSCoR seeks research mentors
Research, grant opportunities listed

 

 
 

President Kupchella will give “State of the University” address Sept. 17

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 Union Ballroom.

 

PBS program screens at Museum Sept. 9

PBS program screens at Museum Sept. 9
The North Dakota Museum of Art will screen a PBS program titled Art: 21– Art in the Twenty-First Century, Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Museum galleries. Two segments of the series will be shown. Artist Ann Hamilton, currently exhibiting her work at the Museum, is featured in the spirituality segment; a second segment focuses on humor. That evening, Art: 21 will premiere its second season nationally on PBS.

Shattering the myth of the artist as an isolated genius, this television series introduces television audiences to contemporary artists working in America today. Visiting them where they live and work, the series demystifies America’s artists and reveals them to be articulate, thoughtful, disciplined and hard-working people who are accessible and direct. “They are surprisingly like you or me,” says Susan Sollins, executive producer, “but with heightened sensibilities and sensitivities that enable them to vault over the mundane.”

Nominated for an Emmy award in its first season, Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century is the only series on television to focus exclusively on contemporary art, and it uses the medium to provide an experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions.

The general public is invited to attend this free event in the Museum in conjunction with a book signing for Leo Kim and Father William Sherman.

For further information on the Museum screening, call 777-4195 or visit the companion web site at www.pbs.org/art21. – North Dakota Museum of Art.

 

 

 
 
events to note
 

Father William Sherman and Leo Kim will sign books at Museum

Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., the North Dakota Museum of Art will host a book signing to celebrate two books about North Dakota. North Dakota Prairie Landscape by photographer Leo Kim, and The Syrian-Lebanese in North Dakota, by Father William Sherman, will be featured. Kim demonstrated his deep affection for North Dakota by photographing stunning landscapes, and Father Sherman wrote of an unusual group – people of Arabic background, Muslim and Christian – who settled on the Northern Plains.

Father William “Bill” Sherman, retired after 26 years at St. Michael’s Church, is a loved and respected educator-priest who is widely recognized for his interest in North Dakota’s ethnic history. He has written many books on the subject including Plain Folks: A History of Ethnic Groups in North Dakota, Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of North Dakota, and African Americans in North Dakota.

“This vast expanse of treeless plains made me really curious,” Sherman explained about the motivation behind his writing. “What kind of people came here and what kinds of people stayed? I have spent much of my life studying the uniqueness of the people of the Great Plains.”

Sherman, born in Detroit in 1927, attended school in Oregon, North Carolina, and North Dakota. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Japan near the end of World War II. After his tour of duty, Sherman enrolled at St. John’s University and completed his undergraduate studies and seminary work. Ordained as a priest in 1955, he went on to complete a master’s degree in sociology at UND, where he taught religion and was a pastor at the Newman Center. Sherman taught sociology at NDSU until two years ago. He is now a professor emeritus at NDSU.

In addition to his pastoral and scholarly work, Sherman enjoys writing, hunting, and fishing. He is also active in the American Legion, several Germans from Russia organizations, Sons of Norway and the Ukrainian Institute.

Leo Kim has recently published a book of his black and white photographs of North Dakota, capturing the state’s brilliant skies and vast, open landscape. Kim’s elegant photographs portray the almost palpable incandescence of rural vistas. The focus on sky and land is breath-taking in its totality and vision and seems to offer an omniscient view of North Dakota. The photographs tell of a land where the sky is two-thirds of everything. In Kim’s words, “. . . the open prairies, rolling hills, and gigantic skies celebrate liberating isolation but reflect the strong and fierce nature of the land.”

The range of Leo Kim’s subject-matter reflects the dignified beauty of North Dakota: grain elevators in Rugby, clouds riding high over a gleaming prairie; wheat in the wind in Mohall, the structured diagonal lines of a tipi, County Road #3 in Napoleon, two grain shovels in alignment against a wooden wall, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Belfield – a composition of line and texture – and a coulee during spring thaw in Carrington.

Leo Kim portrays the Dakota landscape with the eye of one who loves the land. A childhood spent in the thick of Shanghai, Macao, Hong Kong, and Austria heightened Leo Kim’s appreciation for the vast rural terrain and lightly scattered inhabitants of North Dakota.

Kim, of Korean ancestry, was born in Shanghai. He and his family immigrated to Macao, where he spent critical childhood years, and then to Hong Kong, where he finished secondary school. He studied art history at the University of Vienna, Austria. In 1969, he came to Fargo to study architecture. While attending NDSU, Kim worked at the Fargo Forum where his photo assignments took him across North Dakota. For 15 months between 1974 and 1975, as a volunteer in Fort Yates on the Standing Rock Indian Reservations, Kim edited the reservation newspaper.

The recipient of the Gold Award for excellence in corporate photography from Photo/Design magazine, New York, Leo Kim has won other awards, including the best of show award for the photography and design of North Dakota Arts & Humanities Council annual report. His work has been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune; International Photo District Magazine, New York; and in Format, a Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine. Leo Kim has exhibited in a solo photo show at the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks; Carver and Beard Gallery, Bloomington, Minn.; and at the Plains Art Museum, Moorhead, Minn. Today he lives and works in Minneapolis, Minn.

The general public is invited to meet Leo Kim and Father Sherman at the book signing in the Museum galleries Sept. 9. The event is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, or to reserve copies of the books, call 777-4195. – North Dakota Museum of Art.

Silent vigil set for Sept. 11

Students, staff, faculty and members of the greater Grand Forks/ East Grand Forks/ Grand Forks Air Force Base community are invited to a silent vigil in honor and remembrance of all who have lost their lives and/or loved ones to violent conflict, and to remember those currently in harm’s way. The vigil will be held at UND’s International Centre, 2908 University Ave., from 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, to 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Although the silent vigil will last 12 hours, people are welcome to stop in briefly or to sit and reflect for longer periods. For further information, contact me at 777-2764. -- Sharon Carson, associate professor of English/philosophy and religion.

 

Museum announces new season of classical music

The North Dakota Museum of Art will premiere its concert series with the Daedalus Quartet Sunday, Sept. 14. The Claremont Trio performs Oct. 26, Dorian Wind Quintet Feb. 8, violinist Nicolas Kendall March 28, and pianist Antoniono Pompa-Baldi April 18. The concerts all begin at 2 p.m. Sundays in the museum galleries on Centennial Drive in Grand Forks.
The Museum concert series was founded in 1990, shortly after the Museum opened in its new building and the staff discovered that the galleries had splendid acoustics for chamber music. At that time the Museum was the only place in the whole region to hear classical music by national and international artists. Shortly after, Mayville State University joined with the Museum to sponsor the concerts in both cities, and the Myra Foundation began to underwrite the series. In addition committed classical music lovers contribute an additional $50 on top of their season ticket as sponsors who share the cost of bringing great music to the community.

Daedalus Quartet: This quartet took flight in 2000 at the Marlboro Music Festival. In less than three years they have become one of America’s outstanding young string quartets, having won the Grand Prize and swept all the special prizes at the 2001 Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet consists of Korean brother and sister violinists, Kyu-Young Kim and Min-Young Kim; cellist Raman Ramakrishnan, who grew up in East Patchogue, Long Island; and violist Jessica Thompson, a Minneapolis native, who met the group at the Marlboro Festival.

Claremont Trio: The trio won first prize in the 2001 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and made their New York debut at the 92nd Street Y, opening the 41st Young Concert Artist Series. This season, the trio also played their Boston debut at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and their Washington, D.C., debut at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The Claremont Trio holds the Helen F. Whitaker Chamber Music Chair of Young Concert Artists.

Dorian Wind Quintet: This quintet has distinguished itself as one of America’s foremost ensembles since its inception at Tanglewood in 1961. The quintet has toured 49 of the 50 states and Canada, has toured Europe 18 times, as well as throughout the Middle East, India, Africa, and Asia. In 1981 Dorian became the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall. The members of Dorian are Ethan Bauch, bassoon; Gretchen Pusch, flute; Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet; Nancy Billmann, horn and Gerard Reuter, oboe.

Nicolas Kendall: An American violinist, Kendall won first prize in the 2002 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, as well as the Fergus Orchestral Prize, the Pennsylvania Prize with the Janet Weis Award, an 11-concert tour, and the Barenreiter Prize for Violin. Mr. Kendall debutedin Washington, D.C., at the Kennedy Center and in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum during the 2002-2003 season. – North Dakota Museum of Art.

 

Administrators asked to attend workshop

University administrators are asked to attend an upcoming workshop on issues of harassment sponsored by the Office of General Counsel.

We are fortunate to have James Weston, investigator and trainer, and Tony E. Swetnam, Esq., both from the Office for Civil Rights on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 16 and 17, to conduct this training.
There will be four training sessions offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and 1 to 3 p.m. both days. All sessions will be held in the River Valley room of the Memorial Union. Please register with the U2 office via phone at 777-2128, e-mail U2@mail.und.nodak.edu or online at www.conted.und.edu/U2 by Friday, Sept. 12, to reserve a space.

Weston and Swetnam deal with harassment issues on a daily basis; come, ask questions, and take advantage of their expertise. – Julie Ann Evans, general counsel.

 

Teaching colloquium set for Sept. 20

Please plan to attend “Reflecting on Teaching: An All-Campus Colloquium,” Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, in the Memorial Union. This is an opportunity to discuss with colleagues one of the most important aspects of our professional lives – teaching. All events are free and you’re encouraged to drop into any of the poster sessions or panel discussions that we have planned (a special session on Saturday requires pre-registration and is limited to 20 participants). To register for the colloquium, go to www.reflecting.und.edu and check out the session topics and online registration instructions, or stop by the Office of Instructional Development or the registration table at the conference. If you register by Wednesday, Sept. 10, you can qualify for prizes and reserve meals.

The colloquium will feature Thomas Angelo, professor of education, associate provost, and founding director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Akron. Dr. Angelo is known especially for his work with Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) and will speak on “Doing Assessment as if Learning Matters Most.” This colloquium is sponsored by the Office of Instructional Development and the Archibald Bush Foundation. We hope to make it a regular UND event. – Melinda Leach, colloquium chair, anthropology, 777-3697, melinda.leach@und.nodak.edu.

 

All welcome to join ADA advisory committee

Faculty, staff, and students interested in disability and access issues at UND are invited to participate in the ADAD advisory committee to the affirmative action office. Subcommittee opportunities are available, including technology issues, access/facilities, and education/technical standards. The first meeting is Thursday, Sept. 20, in 305 Twamley Hall, from 3 to 4 p.m. Information is posted on the ADAInfo web site, or interested individuals may contact the affirmative action office at 777-4171. – Affirmative action.

 

Open forums will review Wellness Center plans

Faculty and staff will have an opportunity to learn about UND’s proposed new Wellness Center at two open forums scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Choose the one that best fits your schedule. Both will be held in the Reed Keller Auditorium at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The forums will cover past, present, and future plans for the Wellness Center, including options currently under consideration. Student leaders will update options that the student body will choose in an Oct. 1 referendum. There will be time for questions and answers. The forums are sponsored by student government and the department of wellness.
Please join us. – Laurie Betting, Wellness Center.

 

“Green and White Day” will celebrate Homecoming

Homecoming is a time for students, faculty and staff to show their school spirit. Telesis, the student alumni association, is responsible for planning student activities during Homecoming. For the last several years, “Green and White Day” has been scheduled during Homecoming Week to help students, faculty, and staff of the university show their spirit.
The third annual “Green and White Day” will be held Friday, Sept. 26. Telesis invites all faculty and staff to show their UND spirit and dress in school colors. Each participant is asked to donate a dollar, which will be given to a local charity. The department which raises the most money will receive an office pizza party.

If you have any questions regarding the details of this event, please feel free to contact Katie Tyler at (701) 402-0132 or e-mail katherine.tyler@und.nodak.edu. Go UND! – Telesis.

 

Psychology hosts annual conference

The Department of Psychology is hosting the third annual Northern Lights Psychology conference Saturday, Oct. 18. This all-day conference, held on the third floor of the Memorial Union, will feature paper and poster presentations from students, faculty, and institutional researchers living in the Northern Plains. The conference will conclude with an invited 90-minute address in the Lecture Bowl by Philip Zimbardo from Stanford University, 2002 president of the American Psychological Association and narrator of the popular PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology. The title of Dr. Zimbardo’s presentation is “The Psychology of Evil and the Politics of Fear.” He will also show the latest program in the Discovering Psychology series, “Cultural Psychology,” and avail himself at a question-and-answer session during a special morning session.

For more information about the conference, including paper and poster submissions, please see the web site, www.und.edu/dept/psychol/, or contact Doug Peters at douglas_peters@und.nodak.edu or 777-3648. – Douglas Peters, professor of psychology.

 

 

 
 
announcements
 

Please 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.

Northern Plains Indian Law Center announces interim director

Kathryn Rand, associate professor of law, will serve as the interim director of the Northern Plains Indian Law Center during the coming year. Beginning this fall, the School of Law will conduct a search for a new director to replace former director Stacy Leeds. For more information, contact Kathryn Rand at rand@law.und.edu or 777-2255, or check the center’s web site at http://www.law.und.nodak.edu/NPILC/home.html. – School of Law.

Special faculty writing group will focus on teaching scholarship

Faculty interested in writing about teaching-related projects for scholarly publication are invited to take part in a special faculty writing seminar to be formed this fall.

We’re looking for six to 10 faculty from various disciplines, all of whom share an interest in learning more about the new category of scholarship now being called “the scholarship of teaching and learning.” Although definitions of the term may vary, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching describes this as “work that makes teaching public, subject to critical evaluation, and usable by others in both the scholarly and the general community.”

Meeting either weekly or bi-weekly in the fall, we’ll begin by reading and discussing a few examples of recently published articles on teaching from different disciplines. Once we’ve developed a sense of what makes such work scholarly and worthy of publication, we’ll set up a schedule to read and give supportive feedback on each other’s work. Days and times for regular meetings will be determined by the group.

If you’re interested or have questions, please call or e-mail me at 777-4233 or libby.rankin@und.nodak.edu. – Libby Rankin, professor of English and director, Office of Instructional Development.

 

Nominations 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 are those who show a high level of involvement in their educational experience. Qualities we are seeking 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, rochelle_bollman@mail.und.nodak.edu.

 

Host 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. Call 777-6785 for more information. – Patricia Young, American Language Academy.

 

Students invited to take part in wellness challenge

Students are invited to participate in “7 D’s to a Healthier Me,” a health and wellness challenge designed to expose students to all seven dimensions of wellness and promote healthy lifestyle choices. The challenge runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 30 and is co-sponsored by the Department of Wellness and Student Health Services.
The first level of participation is designed to give students the opportunity to learn more about wellness services on campus. Students can register at various wellness sites on campus for a chance to win weekly prizes such as movie tickets, relaxation CDs or a massage.

The second level of participation is for students who are ready for a challenge. Students who complete one activity in each of the seven dimensions of wellness will receive a free T-shirt and a chance to win prizes including a bike package, winter jacket, athletic shoes, leather backpack, or six lunches at North Dakota Museum of Art. Wellness challenge activity options follow.
Wellness Challenge Activity List and Physical Wellness Locations
Wellness Center (Hyslop) -- Orientation, group exercise, or fitness testing
Student Health Services (McCannel) -- Turn in health history form
Student Health Promotion (Union) -- Wellness assessment
Dining Services (Union) -- Online food analysis
Pediatrics and Medical Genetics (School of Medicine and Health Sciences) -- Family health questionnaire
Lifetime Sports Center (Union) -- Make an equipment rental
Grand Forks Park District -- Explore the Greenway or visit a local park
Turtle River State Park -- Visit the park (hike, fish, picnic)


Social Wellness Locations
Women’s Center -- Attend a Meet and Eat
Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center -- Attend a multicultural event or complete a multicultural quiz
Office of International Programs -- Thursday night international programs
Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (Union) -- Join/participate in a student organization
Student Government -- Pick up a cab crawler card


Spiritual Wellness Locations
Christus Rex -- Take a spirituality walk
Lotus Meditation Center -- Participate in Monday night meditation
Volunteer Bridge (Union) -- Sign up for volunteer newsletter
Any location or time (log on sheet) -- Engage in spiritual reading, prayer, or meditation
Labyrinth/Memorial Union, (South Ballroom) -- Walk the labyrinth Monday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Intellectual Wellness Locations
Museum of Art -- Visit the gallery
Writing Center -- Submit a writing sample for feedback
University Learning Center -- Take advantage of tutoring services
Chester Fritz Library -- Attend a library skills workshop
Student Government -- Attend a Wellness Center forum or Student Senate meeting

Psychological Wellness Locations
Office of Substance Abuse Prevention/ADAPT -- Alcohol abuse assessment
Counseling Center (McCannel Hall) -- Watch a video
Conflict Resolution Center -- Meet with peer mediator or take a conflict management quiz
Women’s Center -- Online eating disorders assessment or visit Clothesline Project
Any location or time (log on sheet) -- Engage in stress relieving activity for one-half hour (meditation, progressive relaxation, deep breathing)
Facilities/Recycling Office -- Take an environmental quiz or bring in one day’s worth of your recyclables
Soaring Eagle Prairie Garden -- Sign up to work in the prairie garden or explore prairie heritage through a tour of the Soaring Eagle Prairie Web Site
Cities Area Transit -- Conserve energy; take the bus instead of a car
Any location or time (log on sheet) -- Pick up trash at a place that is meaningful to you

Vocational Wellness Locations
Career Services (McCannel Hall) -- Attend the career fair or a career enhancement session
Cooperative Education (McCannel Hall) -- Attend a cooperative education session
Career Walk in Center (McCannel Hall) -- Complete a computerized discover assessment

Students interested in taking the challenge must register by Monday, Sept. 15, at the Wellness Center customer service desk or the Student Health Promotion Office in the Memorial Union. For more information contact us. – Student Health Promotion Office, 777-2097.

 

Speech, language and hearing clinic offers services

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders operates a Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic which offers the following services to faculty and staff members and their families:
• Evaluation and treatment of speech variations and disorders.
• Evaluation and remediation of language variations and disabilities.
• Evaluation of hearing and hearing aids.

Graduate students under the direct supervision of faculty members certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association administer speech, language and hearing evaluations and, when indicated, plan and provide treatment.
Referrals for evaluation, consultation and/or treatment are accepted from anyone with knowledge of an individual’s communication, including family doctors, teachers, counselors, rehabilitation agencies, dentists, schools, hospitals, families and patients themselves. Faculty, students and family who speak English as a second language may also receive services through the clinic.

The UND Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is located in 101 Montgomery Hall between the Chester Fritz Library and Gamble Hall. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Referrals and appointments can be made by calling 777-3232. – Communication sciences and disorders.

 

Free Pilates mini-sessions offered

Pilates is here. Try it out with our free mini-sessions at the Wellness Center, Hyslop Sports Center, Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 8 to 10 a.m., noon to 2 p.m., and 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. or Thursday, Sept. 4, from 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 5:30 p.m.Pilates is a great workout for the entire body, combining elements of yoga, breath work, weight training and gymnastics to bring the body into proper alignment. You will leave more flexible and feeling more refreshed, not to mention more structurally and physically fit. Develop lean muscles and strengthen the core of your being with us.

Classes start Monday, Sept. 15.

Five-week sessions with two classes per week for students is $40; $50 for staff/faculty/spouse. Check web site for schedule.
A one hour one-on-one personal session with certified instructor is $30 for students; $35 for staff/faculty/spouse.
A one hour workout duet session with a friend is $20 (each) for students; $25 (each) for staff/faculty/spouse.
You must sign up and pay in advance. Class sizes are limited to six, so register now. – Wellness Center.

 

Lotus Meditation Center offers classes, events

Lotus Meditation Center offers classes and events. Learn how to observe and work with your mind to access a more peaceful, healthy, enjoyable way of living. No belief system is necessary; come see for yourself.
A five-week beginner course in insight meditation begins Monday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. The class will be taught by Lora Sloan, director of the Lotus Meditation Center, and Patrick Anderson, a former Buddhist monk and current Grand Forks resident. For those who have experience with meditation, we offer a sitting followed by talks on spiritual issues and discussions every Monday.

Beginner class: Mondays at 6 p.m., Sept. 29 to Oct. 27.
Experienced meditators: Mondays at 7 p.m., ongoing.
Book study: Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield begins Nov. 3.
Sunday Special Events
Sept. 14: “What is insight meditation?” 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Participate in experiential exercises that demonstrate the benefits of meditation.
Oct. 5: Extended sitting, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Oct. 26: Dhamma talk on working with fear with Patrick Anderson, 3 to 4:30 p.m. (tea at 4 p.m.).
Nov. 2: Extended sitting, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Nov. 14-16: Non-residential retreat with John Travis.
Nov. 23: Dhamma talk on gratitude with Patrick Anderson, 3 to 4:30 p.m. (tea at 4 p.m.).


All classes and events are free and open to all. For more information, contact me at 787-8839. – Lora Sloan, director, Insight Meditation Center.

 

U2 workshops listed for Sept. 16-26

Visit our Web site for additional workshops in September, October, and November.
Please 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/. Please 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., Room 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 manager.


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.
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.


Annual Reporting Update: Sept. 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m. or Sept. 29, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 361 Upson II Hall. This is a workshop to familiarize campus units with the new web application for submitting annual reports via the web, as well as previewing and printing the web report. If possible, please bring an electronic copy of last year’s annual report with you to the workshop. Presenters: Carol Drechsel and Carmen Williams, institutional research.


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. This seminar is 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 documents, 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 the University.

 

 

United Campus Ministry sponsors listserv

United Campus Ministries sponsors a listserv for people who pray for matters related to UND. This is not a religious listserv; persons of all faiths and beliefs belong. It exists only as a means for people to pray together for UND related issues. If you want to be on the listserv, i.e., pray and ask for prayer for various people or events, or if you want additional information, please send an e-mail to me at jan.zahrly@und.nodak.edu. It is acceptable to ask for prayer for unnamed persons or situations since there are obvious privacy issues. – Jan Zahrly, assistant professor of management.

 

Cell phone discount available to employees

Cellular One, which has been awarded the state contract for cellular services, offerrs 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. If you were unable to meet with the representatives at the Memorial Union on Tuesday or Wednesday, the offer is still available. Call the Cellular One major account managers: Lisa Duckstad at 800-497-0634 or Dave Sorlie at 866-597-0598. -- Lois MacGregor, telecommunications.

 

Items offered 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 credenzas, blonde in color, air conditioning units, looms, and several other miscellaneous items. These may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse on the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 8-11. – Lee Sundby, central receiving.

 

AAUW seeks book donations

Moving? Cleaning? The American Association of University Women (AAUW) needs your used, donated books. Call 772-1609 or 775-9468 for book pick-up. – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Wanda Weir, AAUW.

 

Human Nutrition Center seeks volunteers for studies

Protein and bone health
A new bone health study at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center will determine how protein from meat interacts with the calcium in food and if the interaction affects bones.


Current public advice to the public for the prevention of osteoporosis is to consume more calcium but to limit the intake of protein. Recent findings are challenging this view. Dietary protein may have a constructive role in bone metabolism.
We are seeking healthy postmenopausal women, ages 50-80, for study. Participants can be on hormone replacement therapy, have had no menses for three years and do not regularly use medications. Open to smokers.

Maximum weight requirements: if 5' tall, 179 pounds max; if 5’2", max 191 pounds; if 5’4", max 203 pounds; if 5’6", 216 pounds max; if 5’8", max 230 pounds; if 5’10", max 243 pounds.

Participants can earn $2,185.

Minerals and bone health
Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans and costs over $14 billion annually. Half of women over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.


Researchers at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center want to know if taking minerals, such as copper and zinc, with calcium supplements are more effective in protecting bones compared to calcium alone in postmenopausal women.

Participants will receive calcium and multivitamin supplements free for two years. In addition, they will receive either a copper/zinc supplement or a placebo. Follow-up tests can be done in Grand Forks or Fargo, depending on participants’ choice of location.

Postmenopausal women, ages 51-80, are encouraged to take part in this study. Medications that do not interfere with calcium absorption, such as synthroid and statins, are acceptable. Participants can earn $750!

Broccoli/selenium study
The USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is seeking healthy males, ages 18-45, to participate in a 16-week broccoli/selenium study. It has been shown that the mineral selenium may protect against many different cancers including colon cancer.

Broccoli entrees, ½ cup max, will be served daily for the study. You may combine your favorite food and drink with the broccoli. There is even a two-week broccoli break. The study requires eight nights at the Center. Participants must be nonsmokers who do not regularly use medication.

Save money on groceries and you can earn $1,515 as well.

For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or visit http://www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/>www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm. – Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

 

Remembering Patricia Mauch

Patricia Mauch, associate professor emeritus of physical education and exercise science, died Sept. 1. She was 80.

Patricia Jean Mauch was born Feb. 16, 1923 in Selby, S.D., to Henry and Ruth (Schwartz) Mauch. Raised and educated in Minneapolis, she graduated from Bemidji State University with a degree in teaching and physical education. She was a physical education teacher in White Bear Lake, Minn., before moving to Grand Forks. She earned her master’s in physical education from UND. An assistant professor of physical education and women’s golf coach for many years, she retired in 1988.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Verna Mauch, Grand Forks, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother, Lee Mauch.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in Amundson Funeral Home, Grand Forks. Visitation will be for the hour before the service in the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks.
– Jan Orvik, editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald

 
 
 
GRANTS & RESEARCH
 

North Dakota EPSCoR seeks research mentors

Faculty in the sciences, engineering and mathematics are invited to participate as research mentors in ND EPSCoR’s science outreach and recruitment programs.

Science Bound targets entering freshmen who show an interest in the science, engineering, and mathematics fields. Students work with their mentors for two years.


Advanced Undergraduate Research Awards (AURA) provides summer undergraduate research opportunities.

Faculty Laboratory And Research Experience (FLARE) encourages summer collaborative research between faculty of the two research universities and faculty of the North Dakota comprehensive and liberal arts colleges and universities, tribal colleges and two-year institutions.


Faculty can register their research topics on the ND EPSCoR web page at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu/programs/request.mentor.participation.htm. Closing date to register as a mentor is Sept. 30.


For more information, contact me at (701) 231-7516 or david.givers@ndsu.nodak.edu. – David Givers, assistant project director, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, Fargo.

 

Research and grant opportunities listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or shirley.griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.

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.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH (AACR)
Anna D. Barker Fellowships in Basic Research, AstraZeneca-CRFA Fellowships in Translational Lung Cancer Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Fellowships in Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation Fellowships in Cancer Prevention, and Fellowships in Clinical or Translational Research support basic, translational, clinical, and prevention research by scientists at the beginning of their careers in the cancer field. Contact: Sheri Ozard, 215-440-9300, ext. 114; awards@aacr.org; http://www.aacr.org/1605.asp. Deadline: 10/15/03.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, INC.
Targeted Grants for Research Directed at Poor and Underserved Populations support research projects of investigators at various career stages. Proposals must focus on poor or underserved populations, but may address a variety of behavioral, epidemiological, policy, health delivery, clinical and basic science issues related to cancer. Deadlines: 10/15/03, 4/1/04. Contact: Donella Wilson, 404-329-7717; dwilson@cancer.org; http://www.cancer.org/docroot/RES/content/RES_5_2x_Targeted_Grants_for_Research_Directed_at_ Poor_and_Underserved_Populations.asp?sitearea=RES.

AMERICAN HEALTH ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION (AHAF)
Alzheimer’s Disease Pilot Project Award Research Grants (for investigators with two or more years of post-doctoral experience) and Alzheimer’s Disease Standard Award Research Grants (for investigators with the rank of assistant professor, or equivalent, or higher) support projects to improve understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: American Health Assistance Foundation, 301-948-3244; smonahan@ahaf.org; http://www.ahaf.org/alzdis/research/adr_ap.pdf.

AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION
Visiting Lectureships provide funding for a visiting lecturer from Norway or Sweden in the area of contemporary studies, with an emphasis on one of five areas: public policy; conflict resolution; health care; environmental studies; or multiculturalism. Contact: American-Scandinavian Foundation, 212-879-9779; grants@amscan.org; http://www.amscan.org/asflect1.pdf. Deadlines: 10/15/03 (Pre-Proposal); 1/25/04 (Final Proposal).

BOSCH (ROBERT) FOUNDATION
Fellowship Program–Funding for young U.S. professionals to participate in an intensive work/study program in Germany to gain a comprehensive overview of the political, economic, and cultural environment of Germany and Europe. Areas of interest are: business administration, law, economics, public affairs/public policy, political science, and journalism/mass communications. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: CDS International, Inc., 212-497-3500; bosch@cdsintl.org; http://www.cdsintl.org/rbffprogram.html.

BUSH FOUNDATION
Artist Fellows Program–Support for artists at any stage of their life’s work whose work reflects any of the region’s diverse geographic, racial, and aesthetic communities. Categories for 2003 are: literature (poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction), music composition, scriptworks (playwriting and screenwriting), and film/video. Deadlines: 10/18/03 (Scriptworks); 10/18/03 (Film/Video); 10/25/03 (Literature); 11/1/03 (Music Composition). Contact: Kathi Polley, 651-227-0891; kpolley@bushfound.org; htttp://www.bushfoundation.org/programs/ArtistFellowsProg.htm.

CARTER CENTER
Internship Program–Funding for juniors and seniors, recent graduates, and graduate/professional students interested in contemporary international and domestic issues regarding: peace, health, and operations. Contact: Peter Mather, 404-420-5179; http://www.cartercenter.org/aboutus/showdoc.asp?docname=education&submenu=aboutus. Deadlines: 10/15/03, 3/15/03, 6/15/04.

CHIANG CHING-KUO FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARLY EXCHANGE (CCKF)
Research Grants support projects focused on the political, social, economic, and cultural development of Taiwan over the past few decades, with priority given to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 703-903-7460, cckfnao@aol.com; http://www.cckf.org/e-dornation-2.htm.

Walter Judd Research Fellowships support research and writing with priority given to research focused on contemporary Chinese studies. Deadline and Contact: See above.

CHILDREN’S BRITTLE BONE FOUNDATION
Treatment Challenge Awards support basic or clinical research of independent scientific investigators to develop novel strategies for treatment of OI, or into areas of research that may yield novel insights into the biology of OI. Deadline: 10/16/03. Contact: Matthew Breyer, 615-343-9867; Matthew.Breyer@mcmail.vanderbilt.edu; http://www.cbbf.org/gaheader.htm.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Fellowships support postdoctoral research on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and eventual cure for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), while supporting programs that improve quality of life for people afflicted with OI, promote awareness, and educate the public. Research areas include therapeutic approaches to OI; regulation of collagen synthesis; and bone growth and development with preference given to applications focused on OI. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.cbbf.org/fellowship%20app.htm.

FLIGHT ATTENDANT MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FAMRI)
Clinical Innovator Awards Program–Support for scientists who have completed one or more years of a full-time research fellowship, or have been faculty members at the Assistant Professor level or below for 3 years or less. Primary areas of interest, as related to exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke, are: respiratory disease (with emphasis on chronic bronchitis and chronic sinusitis), cancer, cardiovascular diseases, epidemiology and public health, and reproductive diseases,

with special interest in studies related to translational and clinical research. New technologies to detect tobacco-caused illnesses and novel therapies to treat these diseases are of high priority. Contact: Clinical Innovator Award, famri@aibs.org; http://www.famri.org/ci_award/FAMRI_CIA_RFA_2003.pdf. Deadline: 10/15/03.

Young Clinical Scientist Awards support the transition of young scientists with an M.D. or Ph.D. from a training program to an independent research career, especially to enable translation of basic research findings into diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. See above for areas of interest. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: Young Clinical Scientist Award, famri@aibs.org; http://www.famri.org/ycs_award/FAMRI_YCSA_RFA_2003.pdf.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
Clinical Studies of Safety and Effectiveness of Orphan Products--Support for clinical development of products for use in rare diseases or conditions where no current therapy exists or where the product will improve existing therapy. Deadlines: 10/13/03, 4/7/04. Contact: Debra Y. Lewis, 301-827-3666; dlewis@oc.fda.gov; http://frwebgate5.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate.cgi?WAISdocID=276701231809+1+2+0&WAISaction=retrieve.

Small Scientific Conference Grants partially support scientific meetings and conferences to coordinate, exchange, and disseminate information if conference objectives fall in the scope of the FDA’s mission. Deadlines: 10/15/03, 1/15/04. Contact: Cynthia M. Polit, 301-827-7180; cpolit@oc.fda.gov; http://frwebgate4.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate.cgi?WAISdocID=27475011780+0+2+0&WAISaction=retrieve.

HEREDITARY DISEASE FOUNDATION
Lieberman Awards support innovative proposals leading to the treatment and cure of Huntington’s disease. Areas of interest are: trinucleotide expansions, animal models, gene therapy, neurobiology and development of basal ganglia, cell survival and death, and intercellular signaling in striatal neurons. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: Carl D. Johnson, 212-928-2121; carljohnson@hdfoundation.org; http://www.hdfoundation.org/funding/lieberma.htm.

John J. Wasmuth Postdoctoral Fellowships support studies on the identification and understanding of the basic defect of Huntington’s disease. See above for areas of interest. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://www.hdfoundation.org/funding/postdoct.htm.

Milton Wexler Postdoctoral Fellowships support research relevant to curing Huntington’s Disease. See above for areas of interest. Contact: See above or http://www.hdfoundation.org/funding/wexler.htm. Deadlines: 10/15/03, 2/15/04, 6/15/04.

Research Grants–Provide seed money for projects that will contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect in Huntington’s disease. See above for areas of interest. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://www.hdfoundation.org/funding/grants.htm.

HILL MONASTIC MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY (HMML)
Heckman Stipends allow undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scholars (within 3 years of completing a terminal master’s or doctoral degree) to conduct research at the library, which represents one of the largest and most comprehensive archives of medieval and Renaissance sources in the world, reflecting virtually every subject of knowledge. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: Committee on Research, Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, Box 7300, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 56321; http://www.hmml.org/resources/stipend.html.

JEWISH GUILD FOR THE BLIND
Alfred W. Bressler Prizes in Vision Science are awarded to vision science professionals whose leadership, research, and service have resulted in important advancements in treatment of eye disease or rehabilitation of persons with vision loss. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: Alfred W. Bressler Awards Program, 212-769-7801; bressler@jbg.org; http://www.jgb.org/programs_services_detail.asp?ps=101.

MURRAY (HENRY A.) RESEARCH CENTER
Radcliffe Postdoctoral Research Support Program—Studying Diverse Lives Awards support post-doctoral research at the Center using data sets which contain racially and ethnically diverse samples. Contact: Grants Program Administrator, 617-495-8140; mrc@radcliffe.edu; http://www.radcliffe.edu/murray/grants/rrsp_diversity.htm. Deadline: 10/15/03.

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, INC.
Kermit E. Osserman/Hilbert Sosin/Blanche McClure Post-Doctoral Fellowships support clinical or basic research, , in the U.S. or abroad, which is pertinent to myasthenia gravis (MG) or related neuromuscular disorders. Areas of interest are: neuromuscular transmission, immunology, molecular or cell biology of the neuromuscular synapse; or the etiology/pathogenesis, diagnosis or treatment of MG. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: Debora K. Boelz, 800-541-5454; myastheniagravis@msn.com; http://www.myasthenia.org/research/Post-doctoral.pdf.

NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Clinical Research Consortium to Improve Resuscitation Outcomes–Support to establish consortiums to conduct clinical research in cardiopulmonary arrest and traumatic injury leading to arrest. Contact: Tracey Hoke, 301-435-0515; hoket@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-001.html. Deadlines: 10/16/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/13/03 (Application).

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES (NIDDKD)
Funding for Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers to bring together clinical and basic science investigators to increase effectiveness of digestive diseases research. Contact: Judith Podskalny, 301-594-8876; jp53s@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-03-016.html. Deadlines: 10/16/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/13/03 (Application).

Innovative Partnerships In Type 1 Diabetes Research–Support for collaborations between investigators whose research focuses on type 1 diabetes or its complications and researchers from other areas with expertise relevant to type 1 diabetes research. Deadlines: 10/16/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/13/03 (Application). Contact: James F. Hyde, 301-594-7692; jh486z@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-03-015.html.

Pilot and Feasibility Program in Human Islet Biology–Support for research focused on the biology of human beta cells and human pancreatic islets. Contact: Thomas Eggerman, 301-594-8813; te39q@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-03-021.html. Deadlines: 10/20/03, 6/20/04 (Letter of Intent); 11/20/03, 7/20/04 (Application).

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Translational Approaches in Bipolar Disorder Research–Support for research on bipolar disorder, especially the feature of cycling, and projects to develop relevant animal models, endophenotypic markers, and translational research approaches that address this and related issues. Contact: Debra J. Babcock, 301-443-1692; dbabcock@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-04-004.html. Deadlines: 10/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/17/03 (Application).

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)
Administrative Supplements for Collaborative Research on Brain Trauma provide support for PIs with research project (R01), program project (P01), or research center (P50) grants funded by NINDS to conduct collaborative research on mechanisms of damage and recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Contact: Mary Ellen Michel, 301-496-1447; mm108w@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-03-019.html. Deadline: 10/15/03.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
New DNA Microarray Facility for Aging Research--Arrays will be made to all investigators (with priority given to NIA grantees) at low cost for research on gene expression patterns in the mouse. Contact: Nancy L. Nadon, 301-402-7744; nadonn@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AG-03-004.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
Ecosystem Models of Alcohol Related Behavior (SOL BAA0311)–Support for advanced research to discover breakthroughs that will enable modeling of population-level ecosystems based on fundamental principles that capture and exploit relevant spatial, temporal, and subpopulation dynamics, behavior, interactions, or feedback at appropriately chosen scales or levels within the hierarchy from an individual to a population. Contact: Sandra Reichard, 301-443-1191;sr52s@nih.gov; http://www.eps.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/NIAAA/BAA0311/SynopsisP.html. Deadline: 10/15/03.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Comparative Genetics of Structural Birth Defects–Support for individual research projects, including competitive supplements, to examine a family of genes or gene products, known to be important in development, in two or more animal models. Deadlines: 10/20/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/19/03 (Application). Contact: Deborah B. Henken, 301-496-5541; henkend@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-024.html.

Developing Centers on Interventions for Prevention of Suicide (DCIPS)–Support to establish core centers to study preventive and treatment interventions for suicidality (severe ideation, attempts, deaths) related to mental health, substance use disorders (SUDs) and alcohol use disorders (AUDs). Contact: Jane L. Pearson, 301-443-3598; jp36u@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-04-003.html. Deadlines: 10/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/18/03 (Application).

Efficacy of Interventions Promoting Entry into Biomedical Research Careers–Support for research testing assumptions regarding effectiveness of interventions intended to increase interest, motivation and preparedness for careers in biomedical research, with special interest in interventions designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority students entering careers in biomedical and behavioral research. Deadlines: 10/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/17/03 (Application). Contact: Clifton A. Poodry, 301-594-3900; poodryc@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-03-011.html.

Mechanisms of Physical Activity Behavior Change–Support to study psychosocial, environmental, and physiological factors involved in mechanisms of physical activity behavior change to better understand factors involved in causal pathways that lead to physical activity behavior change at all stages of life. Contact: Louise C. Mâsse, 301-480-2087; massel@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-04-009.html. Deadlines: 10/15/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/14/03 (Application).

Research on Research Integrity--Support for empirical research on societal, organizational, group, and individual factors that affect, both positively and negatively, integrity in research. Proposals must have clear relevance to biomedical, behavioral and health services research. Contact: Mary D. Scheetz, 301-443-5302; Mscheetz@osophs.dhhs.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-04-001.html. Deadlines: 10/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/14/03 (Application).

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
New Investigators Twinning Program 2004-2005: Supporting Scientific Collaboration with Central/Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States–Support for two-year collaborative research projects linking U.S. scientists with their counterparts in one or more countries of Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Newly Independent States (NIS) in order to foster development of research partnerships whose participants will subsequently apply to the National Science Foundation for longer-term support. Areas of interest are: Human and Social Dynamics (research aimed at better understanding causes and ramifications of change, dynamics of behavior and the human mind, and cognitive and social structures that create and define change; increasing our ability to anticipate complex consequences of change; or helping people and organizations better manage profound or rapid change) and Science of Learning (research aimed at understanding what learning is and how it is affected at all levels, ranging from digital to societal). Deadline: 10/17/03. Contact: Office for Central Europe and Eurasia, 202-334-2644; ocee@nas.edu; http://www7.nationalacademies.org/dsc/Twinning_2004-5.html.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP)–Funding for scientists and engineers, in the early stages of their careers in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF, for research abroad. Foreign science or engineering centers and other centers of excellence in all geographical regions are eligible hosts. Eligible applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree within 3 years of application or expect to receive the doctoral degree by the award date. Deadline: 10/14/03. Contact Susan L. Parris, 703-292-8711; sparris@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02149.

NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT
New Zealand History Research Trust Fund--Support for projects carried out by Ph.D./M.D./Other Professionals that will significantly enhance understanding of New Zealand’s past. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: Neill Atkinson, Telephone: +64 (0) 4-496-6355; neill.atkinson@mch.govt.nz; http://www.mch.govt.nz/History/research-award.html.

OXALOSIS AND HYPEROXALURIA FOUNDATION
Research Grant Program–Support for research to increase understanding of hyperoxaluria and oxalosis and improve clinical management and treatment of these diseases. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation, 212-777-0470; secy@ohf.org; http://www.ohf.org/prof_application.html.

SWEDISH FOUNDATION FOR STRATEGIC RESEARCH
Individual Grant for Advancement of Research Leaders–Support to promote young scientists expected to become future leaders of academic and industrial research in Sweden. Areas of interest are: natural science, engineering and medicine. Deadline: 10/9/03. Contact: Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, (Telephone) 08 791 1010; found@stratresearch.se; http://www.stratresearch.se/FFL%202%20Announcement.pdf.

WEATHERHEAD CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Academy Scholars Program–Funding for predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars pursuing careers in a social science discipline and interested in an in-depth grounding in specific countries or regions outside the U.S. and Canada. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: Beth Baiter, 617-495-2137; bbaiter@wcfia.harvard.edu; http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/academy/scholars.htm.

WOLF AVIATION FUND
Support for people and projects that benefit general aviation. Areas of interest are: developing public policy and airports; networking and mutual support; development and alternative resources; communications, media and community relations; general aviation technology, safety and noise; outreach--improving public understanding and perception; and aviation and space education. Contact: Grant Administration, mail@wolf-aviation.org; http://www.wolf-aviation.org/grants.htm. Deadline: 10/15/03.

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

 

 

 
 
 

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