University Letter

Volume 40, No. 2: Sept. 6, 2002

President Will Give “State Of The University” Address At U Council Meeting Sept. 18
Hoevens, Kupchellas, Lovseth Will Kick Off Wellness Open House
Roundtable Named CSG Innovations Award Winner

Student Health Offers Meningitis Vaccinations
Theatre Holds Open Auditions For Two Plays
Fencing Club Open To All
Duke Scientist Will Discuss Global Change
U Community Plans 9/11 Reflections
UND Carillon To Toll At Time Of Sept. 11 Attack
Student Government Will Dedicate Flag Poles Sept. 11
Museum Offers Contemplative Music On Sept. 11
Explore The World At International Night
Wellness Department Offers “Step Into Fitness” Class
Fulbright Scholar Information Session Set
UND To Host Conference On Integrating Technology Into Teaching And Learning
UND Hosts NDUS Arts And Humanities Summit Oct. 6-8
Theatre Department Lists Fall Schedule

Personnel Services Changes Name To Human Resources
Please Return Information Forms For Faculty-Staff Directory
Facilities Will Clean Offices Weekly
IVN Available Thursday Mornings
Please Help Us Out By Completing Survey
Post Your Events On The UND Calendar
State Law Requirements Noted On Open Meetings Notifications
Copies Available Of Updated UND Master Organization Chart
Voice, Piano, Musiktanz Lessons Offered
Work Study Students Eligible For U2 Workshops
U2 Workshop Canceled
U2 Lists Workshops For Sept. 10-19
U2 Workshops Listed For Sept. 23-27
Parent Education Center Lists Classes
AAUW Seeks Book Donations

Remembering Bill Gard
Remembering Jimmie Schley

North Dakota EPSCoR Seeks Research Mentors
Human Subjects Research Must Have Prior Approval
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


President Will Give “State Of The University” Address At U Council Meeting Sept. 18
The University Council will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The agenda follows:
1. “State of the University” address by President Kupchella;
2. Matters arising.

The University Council consists of the following who are employed primarily on the Grand Forks campus: the president, vice presidents, registrar, director of libraries, all deans, all department chairpersons, all full-time faculty of the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor; program directors, coordinators, assistant and associate deans who concurrently hold faculty rank; the director of the counseling center; professional librarians, and such other academic personnel and administrative officers as the council may designate. The quorum of the council necessary for the transaction of business is 25 percent of the council membership (or 144 of the current 576 members). The president is the ex officio chairman, and the registrar is the ex officio secretary. Council meetings are open to the public, and students, staff and the general public are invited to attend. – Nancy Krogh (Registrar), University Council Secretary.


Hoevens, Kupchellas, Lovseth Will Kick Off Wellness Open House
The Wellness Department invites everyone to an open house for the interim Wellness Center at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Hyslop Sports Center.

Student Body President Jon Lovseth will welcome guests and President Kupchella will introduce Gov. Hoeven, who will discuss the Healthy North Dakota Initiative. At 9:30, First Lady Mikey Hoeven will lead participants in a 5K campus pedal/run/walk. At 11:30, Charles and Adele Kupchella will host a healthy luncheon in the back yard of the President’s residence. For $8 you can participate in a 5K, get a cool T-shirt and a healthy lunch. In case of rain, all events, including the luncheon, will be held at the Hyslop Sports Center. Register on the UND home page by clicking on wellness or contact Jerel Brandt at 777-2943 by Thursday, Sept. 5.

Some of the new equipment at the Wellness Center includes 10 treadmills, 10 elliptical cross trainers, recumbent bikes, upper body ergometer, and additional cardio equipment specifically designed for people with physical limitations. All of the cardio equipment will be wired to access five different televisions; all you need is a set of headphones. Approximately 30 new pieces of weight equipment will also be available. Again, we will feature pieces that are sensitive to those with physical limitations. If this is not enough to get you moving, then perhaps one of our group exercise classes will light your fire! You’ll be able to de-stress with yoga, pump up with circuit training or participate in step or cardio classes. Fitness testing and massage will be added soon.

Students with valid ID can use the Wellness Center; efforts are under way to allow benefitted faculty and staff to pay and participate. – Laurie Betting, Wellness Coordinator.


Roundtable Named CSG Innovations Award Winner
The North Dakota Roundtable on Higher Education was selected as one of two regional winners of the prestigious Council of State Governments (CSG) innovations award at CSG’s Midwestern Legislative Conference in Fargo Aug. 21.

President Charles Kupchella was one of 20 higher education officials involved in the Roundtable and played a role in helping to shape the cornerstones of the Roundtable Report. Under Kupchella’s leadership, the University Planning and Budget Committee connected those cornerstones to UND’s own strategic plan.

Initiated in 1986, the CSG innovations awards program recognizes innovative and exemplary state programs and promotes the transfer of these successful experiences to other states.

The Roundtable on Higher Education is a legislative, state government, private sector and North Dakota University System (NDUS) partnership formed to create a university system for the 21st century. The Roundtable Report identified the NDUS as a key force in the state’s future economic development and demographic growth.

Regional innovations award winners were named at the conference’s state dinner. In accepting the award, Sen. David Nething, chair of the Higher Education Committee and the Roundtable on Higher Education, said the roundtable is successful because it is based on public and private sector relationships built upon common goals and mutual trust. He credited his colleagues in the legislature for being solidly behind the work of the roundtable.

“Receiving an innovations award tells us the Roundtable on Higher Education is recognized by legislators throughout the nation as a leading-edge initiative,” said Gov. John Hoeven. “The ‘three legs’ of the roundtable’s strength are its unparalleled private sector commitment, the strong state-government leadership and our exemplary higher education system.”

“The North Dakota University System has embraced the goals and vision of the Roundtable on Higher Education,” said Roger Reierson, chairman of the Greater North Dakota Association’s New Economy Initiative and a private sector roundtable representative. “It is a pleasure for the private sector to be part of the dynamic changes now taking place and to see how creative and innovative the University System has become at serving its students and our state.”

“The work of the Roundtable on Higher Education has significantly influenced the State Board of Higher Education and the strategic direction of the University System,” said Chuck Stroup, president of the board. “Receiving an Innovations Award affirms that we are moving in the right direction for the future of our state.”
Eight award recipients (two each from four regions) were chosen nationwide from a pool of 135 state government applicants; a South Dakota fourth-grade history web site also was selected as a Midwestern region winner. Innovations awards winners will be recognized at the CSG annual meeting in December 2002 in Richmond, Va.


Events to Note


Student Health Offers Meningitis Vaccinations
Meningitis vaccination clinics will be held at Student Health Services Thursdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. Appointments are also available during regular clinic hours. Interested students are asked to call 777-2605 or 777-4500 to make an appointment or request one online at

Meningitis is a bacterial infection that can cause severe swelling of the brain and spinal cord. Up to one out of five people who develop meningococcal disease will die. Of those who survive, up to one in five will suffer permanent disabilities such as amputation, brain damage, hearing loss, and seizures.

The American College Health Association recommends that college students consider meningitis vaccine to reduce their risk of potentially fatal meningoccal disease. Certain features of the college lifestyle such as group living, active and passive smoking, bar patronage, and alcohol consumption may be risk factors for meningoccal disease.

The immunization fee is $70, a bargain compared to the cost of community clinics. The vaccine remains effective for at least three to five years; most college students need only one immunization to carry them through their period of risk. – Jane Croeker, Student Health Services.


Theatre Holds Open Auditions For Two Plays
The theatre department will hold open auditions for “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder and “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard. Auditions are set for Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Burtness Theatre. Call 777-3446 for information and an audition appointment, or stop at the theatre office in Chandler Hall. – Theatre Department.


Fencing Club Open To All
UND Fencing Club will meet Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the ROTC Armory. This great aerobic workout is open to students, faculty and staff or anyone interested in learning how to fence. Contact Mike or Carol Anson at or!mcanson for details. We offer individual and group lessons for all levels. – Carol Anson, Veteran Services.


Duke Scientist Will Discuss Global Change
The Earth System Science and Policy distinguished speaker series begins Wednesday, Sept. 11, with a presentation by William H. Schlesinger of Duke University. Dr. Schlesinger will speak on “Global Change: Climate, Chemistry, and Human Impact” at 3:30 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union. A reception will be held in the Sioux Room from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Schlesinger is professor of biogeochemistry and dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. His area of expertise is global environmental change, focusing on chemical changes in the environment that relate to changes in global climate and desertification.
The distinguished speaker series is presented by the Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment. It is free and open to the public. Contact Rebecca Phillips for more information at 777-6160.


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:

• A 24-hour silent vigil of reflection and remembrance will begin at 6 a.m. Sept. 11 at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. People are welcome to stop in for as long as they wish during the vigil.
• For those who would like to talk with others about the meaning of 9/11, various faculty members will facilitate open discussions at the large table at Tabula Coffee House, 3012 University Ave, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
• All faculty members are encouraged to devote a portion or all of their classes that day to discussion of the relevance of this event to the United States and the world.

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; and 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.”


Student Government Will Dedicate Flag Poles Sept. 11
Student Government will dedicate the new flag poles located outside of the Memorial Union on Wednesday, Sept. 11, starting at 10 a.m. The outdoor ceremony will include raising of the University, North Dakota State, and American flags and a dedication of the commemorative plaque. Flag raisers will include UND’s Army and Air Force ROTC cadets and UND’s All Nations Veterans Group. Everyone is welcome to attend. – Tony Trimarco, Director, Memorial Union.


Museum Offers 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 Anvinson, 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, sing 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 Pederson, “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. weekdays, and from 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. There is no admission charge. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


Explore The World At International Night
Come explore the world during international nights, 7 p.m. Thursdays at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Thursday, Sept. 12, will feature the U.S.A. Come enjoy international cuisine, learn about different cultures and make new friends. The program is sponsored by the vice president for academic affairs, the UND Foundation and the International organization. – Office of International Programs.


Wellness Department Offers “Step Into Fitness” Classes
Healthy UND Wellness Department and Grand Forks Public Health are sponsoring “Step Into Fitness,” a 10-week pedometer-based walking program. Designed to help people become more physically active through walking, the program is Grand Forks’ effort to promote Gov. Hoeven’s Healthy North Dakota Initiative. The program uses pedometers to track actual steps taken in a day and to inspire participants to create an active lifestyle.

The 10-week class is offered at two different locations each week. Participants can choose the session that best fits their schedule, and should feel free to bring a friend or family member. Each class will last approximately 45 minutes, and 15 minutes will involve activity.

The cost of the program, which includes a pedometer (valued at $34.95) plus the 10 weeks of class time, online support and all the education materials, is $25. The program is also available for $10 for those who already own a pedometer.

Registration is due by Sept. 16. Here’s a look at the 10 classes:

Week One: Anne Dolence, “Starting with a ‘Can-Do Attitude.’” She is a humorous motivational speaker that will have you rolling in the aisles. Sept. 16 - Memorial Union Lecture Bow, 7 p.m.; Sept. 17 - Odegard Atmospherium, 10 a.m.; Sept. 17 - Memorial Union River Valley Room, noon.

Week Two: “Getting Off on the Right Foot.” Sept. 23 - Grand Forks County Office Building, sixth floor, 12:05 p.m.; Sept. 26 - Memorial Union River Valley Room, 12:05 p.m.

Week Three: “Quit Dieting and Lose Weight.” Sept. 30 - Grand Forks County Office Building, sixth floor, 12:05 p.m.; Oct. 3 – Memorial Union River Valley Room, 12:05 p.m.

Week Four: “What’s Your Eating Style?” Oct. 7 - Grand Forks County Office Building, sixth floor, 12:05 p.m.; Oct. 10 - Swanson Hall, room 10-12, 12:05 p.m.

Week Five: “Intuitive Eating: Listening to Your Body’s Nutrition Signals.” Oct. 14 - Grand Forks County Office Building, sixth floor, 12:05 p.m.; Oct. 17 – Memorial Union River Valley Room, 12:05 p.m.

Week Six: “It’s Time to De-Super Size!” Oct. 21 - Grand Forks County Office Building, sixth floor, 12:05 p.m.; Oct. 24 – Memorial Union River Valley Room, 12:05 p.m.

Week Seven: “Eating Smart on the Run.” Oct. 28 - Grand Forks County Office Building, sixth floor, 12:05 p.m.; Oct. 31 – Memorial Union River Valley Room, 12:05 p.m.

Week Eight: “Overcoming Roadblocks.” Nov. 4 - Grand Forks County Office Building, sixth floor, 12:05 p.m.; Nov. 7 – Swanson Hall, room 17, 12:05 p.m.

Week Nine: “It’s a Family Affair: Strategies for Passing Wellness on to Children.” Nov. 12 - Grand Forks County Office building, sixth floor, 12:05 p.m.; Nov. 14 - Memorial Union River Valley room, 12:05 p.m.

Week Ten: “Footprints in the Sand: Keep on Walking.” Nov. 18 - Grand Forks County Office Building, sixth floor, 12:05 p.m.; Nov. 21 – Memorial Union River Valley Room, 12:05 p.m.
– Laurie Betting, Wellness Coordinator.


Fulbright Scholar Information Session Set
The Office of International Programs will present an information session about the Fulbright Scholar Program at the International Centre Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. This briefing will address the many Fulbright opportunities for UND scholars to teach and research abroad. It will also address several Fulbright opportunities to bring international scholars to UND. Reserve a seat by calling Will Young at 777-3935. – William Young, International Programs.


UND To Host Conference On Integrating Technology Into Teaching And Learning
Jim Shaeffer, interim chief information officer, the University Information Technology Council and the conference planning committee invite UND faculty, staff and students to attend the first Annual Beyond Boundaries - Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning Conference Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19-20. The conference will be held on the second floor of the Memorial Union.

Institutions face a variety of new challenges when integrating technology into teaching and learning. What is the best approach for encouraging faculty to adopt technology? How does an institution offer or improve student services in an online environment? What credible assessment strategies are available for measuring student learning? The same questions arise, regardless of a university’s size, history, or geographic location. The Beyond Boundaries conference provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, administrators and student to come together and share their answers to these questions.

Please take some time to review the conference web site at, to find a diverse conference schedule full of renowned keynote speakers, concurrent oral and poster sessions, online course showcases, and vendor exhibits, all of which highlight best practices for integrating technology into teaching and learning. The planning committee encourages all faculty, staff and to attend and share knowledge, research and experience with other faculty and administrators from across the region.
The deadline for early bird registration is Friday, Sept. 6, at a cost of only $75. A reduced registration rate is available for students. You can register and pay online at or call UND Conference Services at 777-4274.

Please join us in going beyond the boundaries of technology and education to find solutions in an era of continuous change and challenges. See you there! – CK Braun, Chair, Conference Planning Committee, Continuing Education.


UND Hosts NDUS Arts And Humanities Summit Oct. 6-8
Plan to attend the first North Dakota University System Arts and Humanities summit at UND Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 6-8. North Dakota native son Clay Jenkinson will portray an historical figure and offer a North Dakota perspective on arts and humanities educational programming. Senior scholars from the Carnegie Foundation and AAC&U will discuss trends and projects from a national perspective. University System faculty, students, and others will perform musical and dramatic works, discuss history, literature, poetry, philosophy, theatre and art, and display literary and art works. See the summit brochure and register online at: – James Grijalva, Law.


Theatre Department Lists Fall Schedule
The theatre department presents the 2002-2003 “American Landscape” season.
“Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, Oct. 15-19 (matinee on Oct. 18, no evening performance), Burtness Theatre; “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard, Oct. 19-23, Burtness Theatre; “The Laramie Project” by Moises Kaufman and The Tectonic, theater project, April 8-12, Burtness Theatre; and the studio lab season in the Burtness Lab Theatre experimental works directed by students and faculty, “A Particular Class of Women” by Janet Feindel, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2; “Shakespeare in Love?” by Jon Dorf, Dec. 5-7; “Rounding Third” by Ryan Haider, Jan. 30 to Feb. 1; and production to be announced Feb. 25-27.

Call 777-3446 for more information. Burtness Theatre box office hours are Monday through Friday, 2 to 5 p.m. and days of performance, 2 to 7:30 p.m. Box office phone, 777-2587. – Theatre Department.




Personnel Services Changes Name To Human Resources
The name of the Office of Personnel Services will change to the Office of Human Resources, effective immediately. This change, which was approved by President Kupchella and the President’s Cabinet, reflects the change in terminology recognized throughout the human resource management field. The Office of Human Resources is located in 313 Twamley Hall and may be contacted by telephone, 777-4361, web site, and e-mail Diane Nelson is the director. – Bob Gallager, Vice President for Finance and Operations.


Please Return Information Forms For 2002-2003 Faculty-Staff Directory
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 have been sent to departments. Additional forms are available from the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall, phone 777-2731, or at Deadline for returning them to the Office of University Relations, which compiles the Directory, is Friday, Sept. 6. The new directory is distributed through sales at several campus locations beginning in the second week of October. – Jim Penwarden, Associate Director, University Relations.


Facilities Will Clean Offices Weekly
As of Monday, Sept. 9, there will be a change in the level of service provided by facilities as approved by the President’s Cabinet.
We have reviewed all buildings, staff, and resources to set a consistent level of service. Our highest priorities are classrooms, labs, entryways, restrooms, and public areas. Offices will now be cleaned once per week to allow more time for cleaning higher priority areas.

Providing office service once per week will require staff to place food waste into containers that are emptied daily and are located on each floor of each building. Participation in our recycling program is going to be important for us to maintain this level of service; our recycling coordinator is implementing a plan for all buildings to review, inform, and promote recycling.

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

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


IVN Available Thursday Mornings
The Interactive Video Network (IVN) is now available for use by system councils and organized or ad hoc groups from 10 to 11:50 a.m. every Thursday through May 22. This time has been set aside to enhance discussion, awareness and participation among NDUS employees. To reserve a date, please call the NDUS office at 328-2960. – Mike Hillman, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the North Dakota University System.


Please Help Us Out By Completing Survey
Can you help? We recently sent a campus quality survey out to faculty, staff, and administrators. The input is critical to the University System and campus continuous improvement efforts. While we know that this is a busy time of year, we would like to ask for your help in reminding your colleagues to complete the surveys and return them to us on or before Friday, Sept. 6.

The participation from our faculty, staff, and administrators is very important to the success of this survey project. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this study.
Questions about this survey may be directed too me. – Carmen Williams, Office of Institutional Research, at 777-2456.


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.


State Law Requirements Noted On Open Meetings Notifications
Faculty and staff members, and some students, need to be aware of matters relating to North Dakota state open meetings laws, and some need to know about actions required regarding open meetings.

Requirements of the state law about open meetings involve steps which chairs or representatives of certain governing bodies and committees of the University must take. Those steps involve how they must post notice of their buildings.

Chairs or representatives of affected governing bodies are being informed of those procedures directly through memos. The procedures include providing to the Office of University Relations the dates, times, and locations of meetings, either by the year, the semester, or prior to each meeting, and the name, department, and phone number of the committee chair or another committee contact person. – Jim Penwarden, Office of University Relations.


Copies Available Of Updated UND Master Organization Chart
Copies of the UND master organization chart which underwent its annual summer updating are now available for those who have need for them in reports, grant applications, general interest, and for other purposes. There are two versions, a horizontal and vertical. This year, the other side of the chart includes the academic departments, divided by colleges, with the chairs and locations of them. Content of the organization chart includes the locations of them. Content of the organization chart is determined by the president and each of the vice presidents for their divisions. Copies are available at the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall, phone 777-2731. – Jim Penwarden, Office of University Relations.


Voice, Piano, Musiktanz Lessons Offered
The UND community music program offers private piano and voice lessons for ages third grade through adults. We also have children’s Musiktanz classes for ages 15 months to 5 years. For information call 777-2830 or 777-2644. – Barbara Lewis, Associate Professor of Music.


Work Study Students Eligible For U2 Workshops
Work study supervisors, please note that work study students are eligible to participate in University Within the University (U2) workshops. Thus, they will be included in the distribution of the U2 newsletters. – Judy Streifel Reller, U2 Coordinator.


U2 Workshop Canceled
The workshop, “Purchasing Policies and Procedures,” scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. has been canceled. A rescheduled date has not been determined at this time. – Judy Streifel Reller, Coordinator, U2 Program.


U2 Lists Workshops For Sept. 10-19
Please register for the following workshops via phone 777-2128, e-mail or online at Check out the U2 web site at

Academic Accommodation Issues - Working with Students with Disabilities: Select one session from any of the following:
1. Sept. 10, 3:30 to 5 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Intended audience: Disability Support Services, student services personnel.
2. Sept. 11, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Intended audience: department chairs, University administrators, and faculty.
3. Sept. 11, 10:30 to noon, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Intended audience: faculty, academic advisors and academic staff.
Topics include: academic accommodation, access issues, technical standards of programs, negotiating accommodation requests, managing complaints/notification/documentation, dealing with psychiatric, psychological, and emotional disabilities and learning disabilities.
Presenter: Jeannie Kincaid, attorney and consultant on postsecondary legal disability issues.

Mainframe Computer Usage and Monthly Reports: Sept. 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 361 Upson II. Find out how to use the mainframe uniform accounting system, various screens, and computer printouts. Presenters: Accounting Services, Grants and Contracts office.

Power Point XP, Beginning: Sept. 16, 18, and 20, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Nine hours total), 361 Upson II. Create presentations, add graphics and objects to slides, add tables and charts to slides, format text slides, prepare a presentation, sort slides, add slide transitions, animate text, prepare notes and handouts. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

Access XP, Beginning: Sept. 17, 18, and 19, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (nine hours total), 361 Upson II. Introduces Access and relational databases. Create a database, work with tables, queries, forms, reports, and establish relationships. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

Position Budget Maintenance: Sept. 17, 9 to 11 1.m., 361 Upson II. The workshops are designed for departmental personnel who process notice of appointments/revisions, staff position requisitions, new position requests and add or delete funds to positions. You will learn the tools to access information to maintain a more accurate position budget file and assist in more timely processing of the payroll forms. This is a hands-on workshop, and authorization to the following CICSB (main frame) screens is necessary: PB70, PB75, PB80, PB90, PB95, BD40, GL19, GL70, GL53, NA90 and NA75. Presenter: Rosemary Thue, Budget Office.

The Hiring Process at UND and How to Reference Check: Sept. 18, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. Learn steps in the hiring process at UND. Understand the importance of reference checking and how to conduct an effective review of references. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert, Human Resources.

GroupWise 5.5 Calendar: Sept. 19, 9 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II. An understanding of GroupWise 5.5: E-Mail is recommended before taking this workshop. Learn how to schedule appointments and recurring events, look at someone else’s calendar, create folders, and archive your mail. Presenter: Tracy Uhlir, ITSS.

Don’t Get Burned . . .: Sept. 19, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 128 Ryan Hall. This course will cover issues related to fire and life safety. Fires are emergencies that can be devastating to individuals at both the workplace, and at home. In addition to learning about basic fire safety principles, participants will receive instruction and hands-on experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers. Presenters: Mike Powers, Facilities and Jason Uhlir, Safety and Environmental Health.
– Judy Streifel Reller, Coordinator, University within the University Program.

U2 Workshops Listed For September 23-27
To register please phone the U2 office at 777-2128, e-mail at or on-line at

Word XP, Intermediate: Sept. 23, 25, and 27, 1:30 to 4:30 PM (nine hours total). Prerequisite: Word Beginning. Create and modify a template, create styles, work with columns, sections, and advanced tables; add graphics, create mail merge documents, labels, and envelopes; manage documents. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.
(New Workshop) Resources, Lending a Helping Hand: Sept. 23, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Ever find yourself in a situation where you are uncertain which service or resource to which you should refer a student? This session will provide you with a comprehensive look at the services/resources available on campus and how to connect a student to that place for assistance. Presenter: Student Academic Services.

Excel XP, Intermediate: Sept. 24, 25, and 26, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (nine hours total). Prerequisite: Excel Beginning. Work with templates, filter and sort data, import and export data, work with advanced formulas, analyze and share data. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

Position Budget Maintenance: Sept. 24, 1 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson II. The workshops are designed for personnel who process notice of appointments/revisions, staff position requisitions, new position requests and add or delete funds to positions. You will learn to access information to maintain a more accurate position budget file and assist in more timely processing of the payroll forms. This is a hands-on workshop, and authorization to the following CICSB (main frame) screens is necessary: PB70, PB75, PB80, PB90, PB95, BD40, GL19, GL70, GL53, NA90 and NA75. Presenter: Rosemary Thue, Budget Office.

Better Safe Than Sorry: Sept. 24, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. This awareness workshop will cover general safety issues that all employees should be familiar with regardless of their position. Topics will include: fire safety, incident reporting, safe lifting, ergonomics, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, and reporting emergencies. Presenter: Jason Uhlir, Safety and Environmental Health.

(New Workshop) Wise Use of Insurance: Sept. 24, 2 to 3 p.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Do you have questions regarding your health plan? Do you understand your health benefits? Health care costs are rising. Find out what you can do to be an informed health care consumer. Significant others/partners welcome. Presenter: NDPERS Benefits Consultants.

(New Workshop) Managing Workplace Personalities: Sept. 25, 8:30 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Identify diverse characteristics of workplace personalities, understand behavioral patterns and functioning, learn approaches to effective management and supervision. Presenter: Paul Milner, St. Alexius EAP.

(New Workshop) Principles of Professionalism: Sept. 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Identify principles related to professionalism, understand the importance of professionalism by example, learn approaches to inspiring professionalism in others. Presenter: Paul Milner, St. Alexius EAP.

Defensive Driving: Sept. 25, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by State Fleet for all UND employees who drive State Fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a State Fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Presenter: Greg Krause, Safety and Environmental Health.

Legal Issues for Supervisors: Sept. 26, 1 to 3 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Participants will identify the federal and state statutes that impact your role, discuss UND policies and procedures in relation to federal and state law, and look at situations that may require legal consultation. Presenter: Desi Sporbert, Office of Human Resources.

Bloodborne Pathogens: Sept. 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Because of the increase in hepatitis and HIV cases in the past decade, it is important that persons who work around potentially infectious materials know how to protect themselves. This workshop will help provide information on bloodborne pathogens and how risks of exposure can be reduced. Presenter: Jason Uhlir, Safety and Environmental Health.

(New Workshop) Web Template Workshop: Sept. 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Do you want to update your web site, but don’t want to learn HTML coding? We can help. A new workshop will offer a web site template you can customize and training to develop or update your department’s web site without using HTML code. Once your new site is developed, we will help you upload it to the server. Presenters: Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS and Jan Orvik, University Relations.

Annual Reporting 101: Sept. 27, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II. This is a workshop to familiarize campus units with the new standardized format for the annual reporting process. This hands-on workshop will introduce the Annual Reporting web site, view samples of the core dataset, view available reports, and will explore the basics of Excel interactive tables. Presenters: Carol Drechsel and Carmen Williams, Institutional Research.
– Judy Streifel Reller, U2 Coordinator.


Parent Education Center Lists Classes
The Parent Education Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Road, offers the following programs. Call 795-2765 to register or for more information. Child care offered for all daytime programs; all classes are held at PERC unless otherwise noted.

Parent Study Group, “Successful Parenting,” Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Five-Week Book Club Study, “Boys and Girls Learn Differently” by Michael Gurian, Tuesdays beginning Sept. 3, through Oct. 1, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Parent Study Group, “Common Sense Parenting,” Wednesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Parent Study Group, “Discipline for Life: Getting It Right with Kids,” Fridays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Seminar, “Helping Your Child Succeed in School,” Monday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m.

Parent Study Group, “Kids and Boundaries: Why They Need Them and What They Learn,” Mondays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Parent Study Group, “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk,” Mondays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Family Story Hour, “Animal Friends” featuring Diane Cox, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Video Presentation, “Practical Parenting: Newborn to Five Years,” Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Seminar, “Building Resilience in children: Tapping Three Major Sources,” Wednesday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m.

Seminar, “Encouraging Motivation in Children,” Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m.

Lunch Box Special, “What Parents Need to Know About Elementary Education” presented by Jody Thompson, assistant superintendent of elementary education, Grand Forks

Public Schools, Thursday, Sept. 12, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Seminar, “Step-Wives: Ex-wives and Stepmothers Making It Work for Kids!” Thursday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.

Video Presentation, “Practical Parenting: Ages 6 to 12 Years,” Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Seminar, “Raising a Peaceful Child: Understanding the Roots of Violence,” Wednesday, Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m.

Parent Study Group, “Keeping Peace at Home,” Wednesdays, Sept. 18 and 25, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Lunch Box Special, “5 + 5: Eating and Exercising for Your Health” presented by Melanie Metz, Grand Forks Public Health Department, Thursday, Sept. 19, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Seminar, “Dealing with Difficult People,” Tuesday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.

Video Presentation, “Practical Parenting: The Teen Years,” Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Seminar, “Body Image and Eating Disorders,” Wednesday, Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m.

Seminar, “Easing Transitions Into Adolescence,” Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

Seminar, “Understanding and Managing Parental Anger,” Monday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, for the Parent Education Resource Center.


AAUW Seeks Book Donations
The American Association of University Women needs your used, donated books. Call 775-7027 or 775-9468 for book pickup. – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Wanda Weir, AAUW Publicity Chair.


In Remembrance


Remembering Bill Gard
William Gilbert Gard, associate professor emeritus of history, died Aug. 27, 2002, at his home in Grand Forks. He was 69.

Bill Gard was born in Tucson, Ariz., on Sept. 30, 1932, to Delma and William C. Gard. He attended the University of Arizona from 1950 to 1953, when he joined the U.S. Army. While in the service, he attended the Monterey Language School and specialized in the Russian language. He worked for the National Security Agency after he left the Army in 1956. He earned a Ph.D. in Russian history from the University of Illinois in 1967.

He taught at the University of Rhode Island and the University of Vermont. While at the University of Vermont, he received a Fulbright Scholarship, enabling him to spend six weeks in India. He joined the UND faculty in 1971, and taught courses in Russian, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern history. He retired in 1991.

He was active in the Democratic Party, where he served as chair of District 17 and ran for the Senate in Districts 17 and 42. He also ran for county commissioner. Ten years ago, he helped start a pep band at the request of retiring UND President Tom Clifford. He was active in the Fire Hall Theatre, and served as chairman of the board for that organization.
He owned and operated with Elliot Glassheim a used bookstore, Dr. Eliot’s Twice Told Tales, until the building was lost to the 1997 flood and fire. He served on the boards of the Salvation Army and Grand Forks Historical Society.

“Professor William ‘Bill’ Gard had a profound effect upon many students at the University of North Dakota,” said Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries. “I know this to be true because I was one of them. As an aspiring history student, I was captivated by Professor Gard’s enthusiasm for Russian history. He infected his students with the desire to question and to learn. Perhaps more than anything, he made you feel the drama of history. There was nothing ‘dry’ about his classes. He would read Tolstoy, Turgenev, but most of all, Pushkin, with remarkable feeling. People and places came alive. Most importantly, he developed lasting relationships with students, spending time discussing not only history but all aspects of life and the human condition. Professor Gard was and always will be a true character. While his physical presence is gone, his influence upon a generation of UND history students will continue far into the future.”

“Students, and there were thousands, knew Bill Gard as a terrific teacher whose love of subject, intensity of presentation, depth of knowledge, and broadness of understanding brought a classroom to life,” said Jerry Tweton, professor emeritus of history. “Colleagues knew Bill as a thoughtful advocate for his department, the University, and their programs. The profession knew Bill as a scholar whose articles in the prestigious Russian History will be cited for years to come. The community knew Bill as an active citizen who graced the stage of community theater, ran for public office, and expressed his views in print and at open forums. Not many have blurred the line between town and gown as successfully as Bill. Beyond these obvious things, Bill was a compassionate and caring person who was the first to give help when it was needed. He was so many things: avid fisherman, mushroom authority, book seller, and Jeopardy! expert. He was, to use a Bill term, a mensch. Yes, indeed, a true mensch!”

“Among Dr. Gard’s many interests, four come to mind as I reflect on my having known him for more than 30 years, much of that time as a colleague in the history department: teaching, books, fishing, and his boat,” said Gordon Iseminger, professor of history.

“Bill Gard and I both taught European history and we often taught at the same period and in adjoining rooms in Merrifield. As I walked down the hall to my classroom, I would see Bill pacing the hall in front of his office or classroom – head bowed, preoccupied, nearly oblivious to his surroundings – as though he were completely absorbed in the topics he was about to discuss with his students and contemplating how best to present the material.

“Dr. Gard liked books and he read voraciously. When he came on campus to interview for a position in the department, faculty plied him with questions on the latest scholarship, not only in his field but also in theirs. He seemed to have read most of the books on which members of the department asked his opinion. Bill was in his element when he retired and could devote his time to the bookstore he operated in the basement of a downtown landmark building. The books filling the shelves and spilling over onto the floor in piles attested to Gard’s wide-ranging interests and his sometimes quirky method of arranging the titles. His quest was ever for first editions: the more difficult to acquire, the better. Great was his disappointment when a ‘find’ proved not to be what he had hoped.

“Bill spent many of his summers at his place on Lake of the Woods where he could indulge in two of his passions – ‘the boat’ and fishing for walleye. Bill made being taken out on the lake in his boat an occasion for those who had the opportunity. When the history department still enjoyed the luxury of time and funds, faculty members participated in a retreat each fall, always on a lake, sometimes on Lake of the Woods. Evening meals featured walleye. If Bill had not caught the fish himself, he knew where to find the best-quality fillets and he prepared the walleye himself. I have never eaten tastier.

“I will miss Bill – his fund of information, his hearty laugh, and his ready smile.”

He is survived by his wife, Betty, head of reference services at Chester Fritz Library; daughter, Diana Gard, Seattle; and son, William C. Gard, Seattle. Memorials are requested to the North Dakota Museum of Art and Fire Hall Theatre. – Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, with information from the Grand Forks Herald, Wilbur Stolt, Jerry Tweton, and Gordon Iseminger.


Remembering Jimmie Schley
Jimmie Schley, former typesetter at the Printing Center, died Aug. 30, 2002, in Altru Hospital. He was 80.

He was born Oct. 16, 1921, in New Rockford, N.D., to Peter and Ida (Sperner) Schley. He graduated from Aneta High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army infantry under Gen. George Patton in Europe during World War II, from Sept. 16, 1942, until April 6, 1946.

He worked as a linotype operator for the Jamestown Sun, Moorhead Daily News, Fargo Forum and Wadena Press newspapers, as well as the Red Willow County Recorder in McCook, Neb.

He moved to Grand Forks in 1955 and joined the University Press until his retirement in 1987. Former co-workers remember that when he set type, he sometimes made an obvious mistake to make certain people read the proofs.

He married Blanche Wicks on June 5, 1970, in Grand Forks. She worked as an administrative secretary in the administration and finance division of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

He was active with the Grand Forks Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1874, East Grand Forks American Legion Post 157, and was a lifetime member of Grand Forks Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Louise (Danny) Rubin, Santa Fe, N.M.; two grandchildren, Asa and Maida; and a brother, Bruce, Cando, N.D.
-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, with information from the Grand Forks Herald.


Grants and 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 on original research projects with the mentor.
• Advanced Undergraduate Research Awards (AURA) provide summer undergraduate research opportunities.
• Faculty Laboratory And Research Experience (FLARE) encourages collaboration between faculty of the two research universities and faculty of the North Dakota comprehensive and liberal arts colleges and universities, and tribal colleges.

Faculty can register their research topics on the ND EPSCoR web page at
Closing date to register as a mentor is Sept. 27. – David Givers, ND EPSCoR Assistant Project Director, NDSU, (701) 231-7516, e-mail:


Human Subjects Research Must Have Prior Approval
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) must review and approve any research carried out at the University that involves human subjects or participants before that research is begun. An IRB review is mandated by the federal government to protect human subjects and is subject to federal regulations and monitoring. (The federal regulations are available on the Office of Research and Program Development (ORPD) web page at

North Dakota Board of Higher Education and UND policies also require completion of this review process.
The required documents are available on the ORPD web page. As you prepare your proposal for submission, please be sure to address all relevant items listed on the proposal form. When reviewing proposals, IRB members use the checklist to determine whether each item that applies to your proposal is addressed. Also, please phrase your proposal in “educated layman’s” terms so that it is understandable to IRB members who may not have a technical knowledge of your field.

You can submit your proposal to the Office of Research and Program Development in 105 Twamley Hall, or mail it to ORPD, Box 7134. Based on the nature of your research, your proposal either will be reviewed by an individual board member or by the full IRB. Should a full board review be necessary, the IRB coordinator will contact you to explain the process and requirements. You will be assigned a reviewer in either case, and you should feel free to discuss your proposal with the reviewer if you have any concerns or questions. Should revisions be necessary, you will receive a written request to make the changes and resubmit your proposal. The IRB makes every effort to review proposals in a timely manner. The review process may take several weeks, however, and researchers therefore are urged to submit proposals well in advance of the proposed start date.

Before you can begin your research, you must complete an online course on human subject protection, which can be found at Course modules 1-5, 7, and 11 must be completed before approval is granted for a proposal. Additional modules may be required if you are using vulnerable subjects. In addition, principal investigators must provide a list of the key personnel involved in the project to the ORPD, so the office can maintain records of those individuals who have completed training. If you any have questions about the approval process, please do not hesitate to contact me. -- Cindy Rerick, IRB Coordinator, 777-4079.


Meeting Date (Meetings held at 3 p.m.) Deadline: Proposals Requiring Full Board Review
Deadline: Clinical Proposals (Require Subcommittee and Full Board Review
Fri., Sept. 6, 2002
Tues., Aug. 27, 2002 Tues., Aug. 20, 2002
Fri., Oct. 4, 2002
Tues., Sept. 24, 2002 Tues., Sept. 17, 2002
Fri., Nov. 1, 2002
Tues., Oct. 22, 2002 Tues., Oct. 15, 2002
Fri., Dec. 6, 2002
Tues., Nov. 26, 2002 Tues., Nov. 19, 2002
Fri., Jan. 10, 2003
Mon., Dec. 30, 2002 Mon., Dec. 23, 2002
Fri., Feb. 7, 2003
Tues., Jan. 28, 2003 Tues., Jan. 21, 2003
Fri., March 7, 2003
Tues., Feb. 25, 2003 Tues., Feb. 18, 2003
Fri., April 4, 2003
Tues. , March 25, 2003 Tues., March 18, 2003
Fri., May 2, 2003
Tues., April 22, 2003 Tues., April 15, 2003

NOTE: All meetings will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Room 305 Twamley. Alterations in location, date, or time will be announced in the University Letter prior to the meeting.


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

Aerospace and Materials Sciences—Support for research related to aerospace and materials sciences. Deadline: None. Contact: Lyle H. Schwartz, 703-696-8457;

Support for research in Chemistry and Life Sciences. Contact: Genevieve Haddard, 703-696-9513; Deadline: None.

Research Fellowships–Support for foreign scholars from any discipline to carry out research projects of their own choice in Germany in co-operation with German specialist colleagues. Deadline: None. Contact: Anna Gundlind Kaltenegger, Telephone: 49 0228 833 0;;;

Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships–Support for advanced assistant professors in the humanities and related social sciences to conduct research under optimal conditions. Appropriate fields of specialization include but are not limited to: anthropology, archaeology, art history, economic history, geography, history, languages and literatures, law, linguistics, musicology, philosophy, political science, religion and historical sociology. Deadline: 10/10/02. Contact: 212-697-1505;;

Support for research directed toward understanding the cause and/or developing a treatment for Niemann Pick Type C Disease. Deadline: 10/11/02. Contact: Ryan Graver, 520-577-5106;;

Renal Discoveries: Extramural Grant Program–Support for applied clinical research on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in kidney disease. Deadline: 10/11/02. Contact: 847-473-6991;

Ansel Adams Research Fellowship–Funding for scholars to use the archives, photograph collection, and/or library of the Center for Creative Photography for approximately 2 weeks. Contact: Jeanne Courtemanche, 520-621-7968;; Deadline: 10/31/02.

Support for innovative research and development projects to streamline and automate DNA analysis (SOL 0034202) . Deadline: 10/11/02. Contact: Julie Hammond, 202-324-0569;;

Experimental & Theoretical Development of Quantum Computers (SOL DAAD19-02-R-0005)–Funding for research in Quantum Computing and Quantum Algorithm. Deadline: 10/8/02. Contact: Lida Barton, 919-549-4266;;

Rural Health Network Development Program–Support for development of health care networks in rural areas and the organizational capabilities of those networks. Contact: Lilly Smetana, 301-443-0835;; Deadline: 9/20/02.

Emergency Medical Services for Children, Partnerships Demonstration Grants (EMSCP)–Funding to conduct activities that represent steps taken in order to institutionalize Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) within EMS, and continue to improve and refine EMSC. Deadlines: 9/12/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/12/02 (Application). Contact: Cindy R. Doyle, 301-443-3888;;

Health Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPC)–Support for projects that employ prevention strategies to promote access to health care for mothers and children nationwide. Deadlines: 10/1/02

(Letter of Intent); 11/1/02 (Application). Contact: Jose Belardo, 301-443-0757;;

Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholarly and creative work in the arts and humanities, social, physical and life sciences, and the professional schools . Deadline: 10/4/02. Contact: James Boyd White,;

Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) Guest Investigator Program Cycle 3 (SOL NRA-02-OSS-03) –Support for space science observations and subsequent analysis of the data from FUSE. Deadline: 10/10/02. Contact: Hashima Hasan, 202-358-0692;;

Asthma and Allergic Diseases Research Centers (AADRCs) (RFA-AI-02-007)–Support for integrated basic and clinical research centers to conduct studies on mechanisms underlying onset and progression of asthma and allergic diseases. Deadlines: 10/11/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/13/02 (Application). Contact: Ken Adams, 301-402-8179;;

Androgen Receptor in Prostate Growth and Cancer (RFA-DK-02-031)–Support for research to foster greater understanding of the role of the androgen receptor (AR) in carrying out the signaling program that reflects androgen action in the prostate gland. Deadlines: 10/16/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/14/02 (Application). Contact: Ronald Margolis, 301-594-8819;;

Hepatotoxicity Clinical Research Network (RFA-DK-02-033)–Support for establishment of a Clinical Research Network that will focus on elucidation of clinical features and pathogenesis of drug and toxin-induced liver injury. Deadlines: 10/11/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/13/02 (Application). Contact: Jose Serrano, 301-594-8871;;

Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities (PAR-01-136)–Support for investigator-initiated research applications to address problems of major public mental health significance in which the opportunity to conduct research is time limited. Contact: Denise Juliano-Bult, 301-443-1638;; Deadlines: Letter of Intent–4 weeks prior to submission; Applications—9th of each month.

Collaborative Neurological Sciences (CNS) Award (PAR-02-130)–Support for collaborative research investigations among scientists at minority institutions and grantees from leading research laboratories that have NIH or equivalent grant support to conduct neuroscience research. Deadlines: 2/1/03, 6/1/03, 10/1/03. Contact: Gayathri Jeyarasasingam, 301-496-3102;;

Dynamic System Modeling, Sensing and Control Program–Support for research on fundamental engineering concepts and mathematical theories for modeling, analysis, simulation and control of complex, nonlinear dynamic systems. Deadline: 10/7/02. Contact: Alison Flatau, 703-292-8360;;

Electronics, Photonics and Device Technologies–Support for research on electronics, photonics, and device technologies. Deadlines: 10/1/02, 2/1/03. Contact: Rajinder P. Khosla, 703-292-8339;;

International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) (02-149)–Support to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to research opportunities abroad, thereby furthering the goal of establishing productive, mutually-beneficial relationships between U.S. and foreign science and engineering communities. Contact: Susan Parris, 703-292-8711;; Deadline: 10/8/02.

Multi-User Biological Equipment and Instrumentation Resources–Support for purchase of major items of multi-user instrumentation for work to be done within the areas of biological infrastructure, molecular and cellular biosciences, integrative biology and neuroscience, or environmental biology. Deadline: 10/7/02. Contact: Lawrence Fritz, 703-292-8470;;

Criminal Justice Initiative: Soros Justice Senior Fellowships–Funding for experienced individuals, including activists, academics, and community leaders, to raise the level of national discussion and scholarship, organize communities, and prompt policy debate on issues key to CJI’s work. Soros Justice Postgraduate Fellowships–Support for individuals in law, public health, criminal justice, public policy, and other disciplines, to initiate innovative projects that will have a measureable impact on issues underlying CJI’s work. Deadline: 10/11/02. Contact: Kate Black, 212-548-0170;;

Humanities Fellowships--Durable Inequalities in Latin America: Histories, Societies, Cultures–Postdoctoral fellowships for studies on inequality in Latin America. The fellowships are at Stony Brook University, part of the State University of New York system. Deadline: 2/15/03. Contact: Paul Gootenberg, 631-632-7517;;

International Traveling Fellowship–Support to enable Fellows residing outside of Canada to study in a Canadian medical centre to acquire new knowledge and skills applicable to clinical practice or undertake clinical research or to enable Fellows residing in Canada to practice and teach in a less developed country. Contact: Allison Shaw, 800-668-3740 x 355;; Deadline: 9/28/02.

American Chemistry Council Early Career Award in Inhalation Toxicology–Support for persons beginning their professional careers to conduct research on topics related to inhalation toxicology. Deadline: 10/9/02. Contact: Betty Eidemiller, 703-428-3115;;

Colgate-Palmolive SOT Institutional Award for Internships in Alternative Methods and SOT Awards for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods–Support for research and training in research using in vitro methods or alternative techniques to reduce, replace, or refine use of animals in toxicological research. Deadline: None. Contact: Betty Eidemiller, 703-438-3115;;

Traveling Lectureship in Alternative Methods in Toxicology–Support for an individual scholar to visit institution(s) for dissemination of knowledge and stimulating research that takes advantage of modern invitro toxicology approaches. Graduate Student Travel Awards–Funding for students presenting talks or posters at the Society’s annual meeting. Deadline: 10/9/02. Contact: See Above.

Guest Scholarships–Support for students/researchers at an advanced university level to conduct studies and research in Sweden. Deadline: None. Contact: Box 7434, SE-103 91 Stockholm, Sweden;;

UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and New South Global Postdoctoral Research Fellowships–Support for postdoctoral scholars to conduct full time research at the University of New South Wales in any of its disciplines. Deadline: 10/11/02. Contact: Pamela O’Hara, Telephone: (02) 9385 7250;;

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


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