41, NUMBER 3: September 12, 2003
record year in research and sponsored programs awards
internship opportunities available
will discuss scientists and environmental policy
Science Center lists programs
will celebrate moon festival Saturday
committee meets Sept. 15
for “U,” Monday
Employee Recognition Week Sept. 15-19
Parliament member speaks at colloquium
meets Sept. 17
Cellular One offers employee
Doctoral examination set for Katherine
Norwegian Parliament member speaks
International Night features Cameroon
Sioux Boosters luncheon is Sept. 19
on Teaching: An All Campus Colloquium, set for Sept. 19
Writers Conference in Children’s Literature
is next week
Hardersen will outline proposal
for astronomical observatory
Grand Forks Master
Chorale celebrates 21st year
to take family members to class Sept. 26
Weekend set during Homecoming
due for Oct. 2 University Senate meeting
items due for Oct. 3 IRB meeting
will discuss alcohol and flying
focuses on integrating technology, teaching, and learning
Senate elects leadership
Scott Bosler joins wellness staff
You’re invited to join a faculty study seminar
ConnectND will replace mainframe system
Developmental leave applications due soon
Duplicating services lists drop-off, pick-up locations
September issue of NewsByes available online
Phi Beta Kappa members sought
Host families sought for international students
Nominations sought for student ambassadors
Motor pool rates adjusted
Pre-school children’s music classes offered
Conversation partners needed
Adult piano class and guitar lessons offered
Discounts available for moving services
U2 workshops listed for Sept. 22 to Oct. 3
Applications invited for
research seed money
Human subjects research
must be approved
Research, grant opportunities
sees record year in research and sponsored programs awards
The University is at an all-time high in research and sponsored
programs awards, according to figures released by Vice President
for Research Peter Alfonso.
“UND is enjoying its most successful year ever in research.
In fiscal year 2003, we received more than $71 million in total
sponsored programs awards and recorded more than $68 million in
expenditures,” said Alfonso. Our first vice president for
research, Alfonso is reorganizing the administrative structure
for research enterprise. That includes changing the way UND reports
its research plus all other sponsored program awards.
Leading the way is the School of Medicine and Health Sciences
with nearly $24 million. The Energy & Environmental Research
Center (EERC) received about $16.4 million in 2002-03 (contract
awards at the EERC within just the past three months already total
over $19 million). The John D. Odegard School for Aerospace Sciences
received nearly $5.9 million in 2002-03.
“This is excellent news. I’m very pleased with the
growth in research awards and with the job Dr. Peter Alfonso has
done in helping to shape UND’s research enterprise. It puts
us right on target with reaching our Strategic Plan goals,”
said President Charles Kupchella.
One goal in the plan was to add a vice president for research.
Another is to reach the $100 million mark in total sponsored program
awards in 2006. “We are well on our way. For each of the
last five years, the University’s research spending has
increased with each month of every year showing an increase over
the previous corresponding month and year,” said Kupchella.
“This increase in sponsored programs awards also places
us on track as we jump to the highest level in the Carnegie Classification:
that of Doctoral/Research Universities-Extensive, ranking us among
the top institutions of higher learning in the country,”
said Kupchella, who added that UND already is awarding more than
50 doctoral degrees a year (57 in 2002-03). Kupchella praised
faculty for their collective efforts to increase UND’s research
profile. The dollar value of proposals to funding agencies has
more than doubled in the past five years, from $79.3 million in
1999 to $188.2 million in 2003.
“Our faculty and professional staff across the disciplines
are doing outstanding work in research, in scholarship and in
creative activity and thus are attracting more and more outside
sponsorship. One of the things that makes UND unique is the breadth
and depth of our disciplines. That was one of the things that
attracted me to UND - that we have outstanding scholars and go-getters
as faculty and staff across the full range of our program areas,”
Kupchella said “a host of other people” deserve credit
and thanks for the University’s sponsored programs success.
Among those are Sen. Byron Dorgan -- whom Kupchella characterized
as helping to energize the research enterprise at UND through
his promotion of the Red River Valley Research Corridor concept
and through his help in securing funding -- Sen. Kent Conrad,
who has played a key role in securing and preserving funding in
the Senate, and Congressman Earl Pomeroy who has done the same
in the House of Representatives. Kupchella also thanked the North
Dakota Legislature and state government, including Gov. John Hoeven,
for funding through such programs as EPSCoR (Experimental Program
to Stimulate Competitive Research).
Kupchella also praised the Grand Forks City Council, which has
provided $500,000 in matching funding through the four-year-old,
innovative faculty research seed money project to encourage faculty
members to develop their ideas to the point where external agencies
can be solicited to fund further research.
The faculty research seed money plan combines dollars from the
University, the UND Foundation, and the city of Grand Forks. So
far, 83 seed money grants totaling $2 million have been awarded
to faculty. The city contributed a quarter of the pool, with the
balance coming from UND and the Foundation.Thus far, external
grants directly attributed to the seed money plan have generated
$6.6 million in grant awards.
Not all seed money recipients have had sufficient time to submit
proposals to external agencies. “Once an idea matures and
a proposal is submitted to an external agency, the success rate
has been astounding,” said Alfonso.
As of May 31, faculty receiving seed money grants had submitted
40 proposals to external agencies seeking $24.4 million, achieving
success on 15 of them. That’s a success ratio of 37.5 percent.
Looked at another way, seed money grants totaling $688,000 were
made to the investigators who submitted the proposals. That resulted
in the $6.6 million in new grants, making the return on investment
an impressive a 9.6 to 1.
Another 29 proposals seeking $7.5 million are currently being
considered by external funding sources, and more are in the pipeline.
Alfonso said he is happy to be playing the role of research advocate,
but said UND was well on its way to meeting its research goals
before he came on board. “We have made excellent faculty
hires during the past year few years, we’ve recently made
improvements to our research facilities and to our financial support
of research. Most importantly, we’ve seen a comparable increase
in the number indices of scholarship across many of the University’s
Faculty research seed money project
List of FRSM-funded faculty who have attracted external funding,
listed by name/department, proposal, FRSM award, and external
awards: Mary Cutler, theatre arts, “The Theatrical Event,”
$18,000, $4,822; Ann Flower, microbiology and immunology, “Targeting
Proteins for Export from Escherichia coli,” $40,000, $505,955
m-y*; Ahmad Ghassemi, geology and geological engineering, “Modeling
Fracture Propagation in Poro-Thermoelastic Rock Systems,”
$40,000, $333,744; William Gosnold, geology and geological engineering,
“A Proposal to Investigate Lithosphere Flexure and Mantle
Rheology,” $32,475, $8,360, and “A Test of Borehole
Paleoclimatology as a Method to Quantify the Anthropogenic Component
of Climate Change,” $30,000, $385,768; Thomas Hill, microbiology
and immunology, “Identification of the Molecular Target
of HIPA, Which Confers High Persistence in Eschericia Coli,”
$40,000, $100,000; Scott Korom, geology and geological engineering,
“In-Situ Quantification and Characterization of Nitrate
Reduction in a Denitrifying Aquifer,” $22,231, $33,915;
Glenda Lindseth, nursing, “Dietary Effects on Airsickness
and Performance,” $33,275, $521,360 m-y*; Matthew Niles,
microbiology and immunology, “Identification of Protein-Protein
Interactions Between LcrG and Type III Secretion Control Proteins,”
$25,543, $1,000,000 m-y*; Leon Osborne Jr., atmospheric sciences,
“Analysis of Spatial Variation of Atmospheric Water Resources
Across the Red River Basin,” $37,318, $3,320,000 m-y*; Sharon
Wilsnack, neuroscience, “Gender, Culture, and Alcohol: A
Multi-National Study,” $37,882, $390,000 3-year.
* m-y indicates “multi-year award.”
internship opportunities available
Each year, the president’s office and the President’s
Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) sponsor a set of professional
development programs for faculty and staff at UND. These programs
are designed to assist those with an interest in university leadership
to broaden their perspectives on issues and policies affecting
decisions in higher education. These programs are open to both
men and women, though special emphasis is placed on the importance
of developing women for professional leadership roles within the
The administrative internship component of the presidential leadership
programs is designed for faculty and staff interested in additional
administrative work. Each year, up to eight participants (at least
50 percent women and 50 percent faculty) are matched with approved
internship projects and mentors across campus. On average, interns
will work six hours per week on their projects and attend monthly
meetings to network with other interns. Each intern will receive
a stipend of $500 to $1,000 depending on the length of the internship
project. To apply, call 777-4824 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for an application. This year’s available internships and
mentors are as follows:
Title: Graduate Program Review Process (#2003-01)
Mentor: Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School
Duration: 7-9 months
The intern will be responsible for working with the Graduate
School to evaluate the current procedures for a program review
and for making recommendations for incorporating outcomes as well
as assessment of student learning into the review process. This
portion of the project should be completed by mid-January. During
the spring semester the intern will lead a team of graduate faculty
in the review of a graduate program using the new procedure and
submit the program evaluation as well as an assessment of the
evaluation process to the Graduate School. As a mentor to the
intern, Dean Benoit will meet at least once per week to discuss
specific aspects of the project, as well as trends in graduate
school program evaluation. The intern will be included as a participant
in selected Graduate School staff meetings as well as meetings
of the graduate committee. The Graduate School will also cover
travel expenses for the intern to attend the Council of Graduate
Schools annual meeting in December. The intern’s progress
on the project will be monitored continuously throughout the year
with specific recommendations made for improvement on an as-needed
basis. I will also ask the faculty team working with the intern
to provide constructive evaluations of the intern’s administrative
effectiveness. At the end of the internship I will meet with the
intern to evaluate his/her accomplishments. The intern should
be knowledgeable of or willing to learn about outcome based assessment.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills are necessary
since the person will be working with faculty as well as academicians
on other campuses. Good professional writing skills are essential.
Title: University Research Administration (#2003-02)
Mentor: Peter Alfonso, Vice President for Research
Duration: 1-2 semesters
This project would involve establishing certain aspects of research
administration to further the goals of university research programs.
The individual would seek to develop a cohesive strategy in enhancing
private sector relationships involving research funding. Another
goal is to establish relationships with state policy makers to
encourage further support of UND research. The candidate would
also get the opportunity to become familiar with research related
state policies and work with state congressional leaders on improving
existing policies. While the project does not have a foreseeable
conclusion since the end result is not finite, a minimum of one
semester or preferably one full academic year would be sufficient
to achieve sufficient progress. As mentor, Alfonso would help
the intern develop a broader understanding and knowledge of the
skills necessary for nurturing and developing state and private
relationships by accompanying Dr. Alfonso on all transactions
dealing with this effort. The intern would also have the opportunity
to become familiar with related research administration issues
such as intellectual property management and commercialization
of UND research products. It is recommended but not required that
the candidate would have some of the following experience: grant
and contract administration, state and federal government relations,
university-private sector relationships, research compliance issues,
and/or intellectual property management.
Title: Budget Office Processes and Communication
Mentor: Alice Brekke, Assistant to the President/Director,
Duration: 1-2 semesters
As a result of the work of the Higher Education Roundtable and
the State Board of Higher Education, the North Dakota University
System is now operating under a long-term financing plan that
includes the use of peer institutions to benchmark adequacy of
funding. Peer institutions have been identified for each NDUS
campus and the 2003-05 biennial budget was prepared using the
new model. The FY04 annual budget also reflects a more flexible
financial environment. In addition to utilizing benchmarking and
peer comparison to target overall funding, opportunities exist
to develop more detailed peer comparisons to further inform institutional
conversations on resource allocation and management. Likewise,
the UND strategic plan identifies goals, priorities and indicators
of success. Budgeting processes are evolving to better reflect
the new operating environment. The proposed project would include
1) obtaining a working knowledge of the UND budget processes
2) learning about the financial structure of the institution (organizational
3) assisting in developing mechanisms to more broadly communicate
4) assisting in refining the resource allocation process specifically
dealing with pending budget needs.
Working with the budget director, the specific goals of the internship
will be developed. The intern will have the opportunity to participate
in budget office meetings and other meetings related to resource
allocation (for example, the University Planning and Budget Committee).
Work will be reviewed jointly on a regular schedule, and an open
door policy will encourage ongoing dialogue.
Title: Enrollment Management (#2003-04)
Mentor: Alice L. Hoffert, Associate Vice President
for Enrollment Management
Duration: 3 months
The intern will work with the associate vice president for enrollment
management to gain an understanding of and experience in all aspects
of enrollment management concepts in preparation for review of
the institution’s annual reports. The intern will attend
and participate in meetings of various management groups (enrollment
management team, enrollment management task force, etc.). The
proposed project includes a review of the annual reports from
campus departments to identify and compare various enrollment
management strategies indicated in the reports. The intern would
prepare a compilation, analysis, and written summary of the results
obtained. The ability to work independently is important. In addition,
analytical and good writing skills are beneficial.
Title: Public Relations Focus Groups (#2003-05)
Mentor: David Vorland, Director, University Relations
Duration: 3 months
The intern will work with David Vorland to (1) organize a series
of campus meetings to test a new approach to positioning the university
in its public relations and marketing efforts, (2) conduct research
to determine the best practice in the area of integrated marketing,
and (3) assist in organizing an approach to seeking external feedback
on these matters. As an “old timer” at UND, Vorland
has long been a student of the politics and practice of organizational
behavior at UND and can provide the intern with insights into
UND’s corporate culture gained from many years of observing
UND from inside the inner circle. Preference will be given to
applicants with some background in the techniques and limitations
of focus group research.
Title: Judicial Affairs Assessment Tool (#2003-06)
Mentor: Jerry Bulisco, Associate Dean of Student
Life and Director of Judicial Affairs and Crisis Programs
Duration: 12 weeks
The project involves the development and implementation of a
judicial affairs assessment tool to be used in evaluating the
judicial affairs process at the University of North Dakota. The
assessment will be used to better understand and improve the process
and outcomes of judicial affairs. The assessment may focus on
evaluating fairness, student learning, and professionalism in
the university’s judicial process as well as assessing students’
overall satisfaction and development. The first six weeks will
be devoted to developing and implementing the assessment tool;
the second six weeks to analyzing the data. Associate Dean Bulisco
will serve as a mentor in helping the intern develop administrative
skills by demonstrating teamwork through weekly contacts, establishing
deadlines, and ensuring the necessary follow-through in an organized
manner. Evaluation of the intern’s work will be based on
completion of the assessment in a timely manner, openness to critique
and constructive criticism, as well as the individual’s
ability to seek guidance and support with this project. Desired
skills include a strong interest in program evaluations and assessments,
a knowledgeable base in research, specifically in developing an
instrument and analysis of data, and a desire to learn more about
To apply, call 777-4824 or e-mail email@example.com.
Completed applications are due Friday, Sept. 26.
will discuss scientists and environmental policy
The Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment
opens its fall 2003 distinguished speaker series with a talk by
Roger Pielke Jr. titled “Scientists in Environmental Politics
and Policy,” Thursday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. in the Memorial
Union Lecture Bowl. A reception precedes the talk at 3:30 p.m.
The talk will also be webcast live at www.umac.org.
Dr. Pielke is a scientist at the Environmental and Societal Impacts
Group at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder,
Colo., and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research
in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES). At CIRES he serves as the
director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research;
he also serves as director of graduate studies for the university’s
graduate program in environmental studies.
With a B.A. in mathematics and a doctorate in political science
from the University of Colorado, Dr. Pielke’s current areas
of interest include understanding the relations of science and
politics, technology policy in the atmospheric and related sciences,
use and value of prediction in decision making, and policy education
Dr. Pielke is a contributing lead author for the Millennium Ecosystem
Assessment and serves on the advisory panel of the National Academy
of Sciences Program on Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science
and Technology, and the science steering committee of the World
Meteorological Organization’s World Weather Research Programme,
among other advisory committees. He sits on the editorial boards
of Policy Sciences, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society,
and Natural Hazards Review.
– Rebecca Philips, Odegard School.
Science Center lists programs
Upcoming programs at the Dakota Science Center are free to any
“Archaeology, Anthropology, and Geology: All Sciences Related
and Relative,” Sept. 13 and 14, at 3 p.m., presented by
Mike Davis, UND graduate student in geology. Discover new ways
to look at the world around us through the eyes of science.
“The Mysteries of Forensic Science,” Sept. 20, at
2:30 p.m., presented by Shauna Charles, UND biology and forensic
science student. Explore a variety of forensic science techniques
used by professionals in their jobs. Finger printing, analyzing
blood spatters, and identifying other clues will help solve the
mystery presented in this class.
Come have fun with the Dakota Science Center, where science is
for everyone! For more information about digNubia activities,
contact the Dakota Science Center at 795-8500.
– Dawn Botsford (Student and Outreach Services), for Dakota
students will celebrate moon festival Saturday
The Chinese Student Association will celebrate the Chinese traditional
moon festival and hold a Sino-U.S. Culture Colloquium with free
Chinese food and games at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the International
Centre. Everyone is welcome.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Weipeng Liu, president, Chinese
committee meets Sept. 15
The graduate committee will meet Monday, Sept. 15, from 3:05
to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
• Approval of minutes from Sept. 8.
• Request for change in credits for Microbiology 509: Immunology
from two credits to three credits. See the paperwork for 509 and
Microbiology 328. These courses are taught concurrently.
• Request for change in course title and revisions to course
description for Chemical Engineering 512: Transport of Mass to
• Request for new course: Chemical Engineering 535: Metallic
Corrosion and Polymer Degradation.
• Senate University assessment committee nomination.
• Student representation for graduate committee. Bring names
to submit to the student body president.
• Matters arising.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.
float’s for “U,” Monday
To recognize the many ways UND employees contribute to the U2
program and to celebrate record-breaking enrollment this fall,
we invite you to enjoy a root beer float and register for door
prizes on Monday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Twamley
Courtyard. In case of rain, it will be held in the Memorial Union,
River Valley Room.
Let U2 and Staff Senate help you celebrate State Employee Appreciation
Week by joining us for a root beer float. Please clip the coupon
on the Root Beer Float flyer to register for door prizes.
– Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University Within
State Employee Recognition Week Sept. 15-19
Employees are invited to participate in the events scheduled
for State Employee Recognition Week, Sept. 15-19. Following is
a summary of planned activities.
Monday, Sept. 15: 1 to 3 p.m., tours of the
power plant; 2 p.m., 15-minute atmospheric show at the Arthur
P. Anderson Atmospherium, 115 Odegard Hall; 2 to 3:30 p.m., This
Float’s for “U” – root beer floats sponsored
by U2 and Staff Senate at Twamley Hall courtyard (rain location:
Memorial Union River Valley Room).
Tuesday, Sept. 16: 6 to 7 a.m., night staff
appreciation with rolls/juice/coffee, Memorial Union River Valley
Room; 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m., tours of the Human Nutrition
lab (limit 20 people per tour), call Judy at 777-3010 to register;
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., tours of the Medical School (call Teresa at
777-2312 to register); 1 to 3 p.m., tours of aerospace facilities
at the airport (pick-up at the Memorial Union bus stop every 20
minutes beginning at 12:40 p.m.); 1 to 3 p.m., tours of the power
plant; 2 p.m., 15-minute atmospheric show at the Arthur P. Anderson
Atmospherium in 115 Odegard Hall; 2 to 4 p.m., “Pie on the
Porch,” Gustafson Hall porch.
Wednesday, Sept. 17: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., hot
dog barbecue, $1 (includes hot dog/chips/pop/ice cream), Swanson
Memorial Union courtyard; 1 to 3 p.m., tours of the power plant;
2 p.m., 15-minute atmospheric show at the Arthur P. Anderson Atmospherium,
115 Odegard Hall; 4 p.m., 2003 State of the University address,
Memorial Union Ballroom.
Thursday, Sept. 18: 1 to 3 p.m., tours of the
power plant; 2 p.m., 15-minute atmospheric show at the Arthur
P. Anderson Atmospherium, 115 Odegard Hall; 2 to 3:30 p.m., ice
cream social, Memorial Union Ballroom; 4 p.m. to close, golf tournament
- two person best ball, Ray Richards Golf Course, call 777-4340
to register (cost : pre-registered $8/walk-ons, $9, includes golf/pop/chips/hot
Friday, Sept. 19: 2 p.m., 15-minute atmospheric
show at the Arthur P. Anderson Atmospherium, 115 Odegard Hall;
years of service color day: 0 to 10 years, red; 11 to 20 years,
white; 21 plus years, blue.
Also during this week, the UND Staff Senate and Council on State
Employees (COSE) is sponsoring a food/shelter drive to help the
Grand Forks Food Cupboard, Salvation Army, St. Vincent DePaul,
and Red River Valley Community Action. Items can be dropped off
in selected buildings on campus.
Parliament member speaks at colloquium
Bjorn Hernaes, Norwegian member of Parliament and secretary of
the Defense Committee in the Storting, will present a lecture
Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. in 334 O’Kelly Hall to the
School of Communication graduate studies colloquium. His talk
is titled “Communications Issues Relating to Norwegian-American
Relations in International Affairs, Including Defense Issues Regarding
Iraq.” All members of the University community are welcome.
A reception in the Schlasinger Reading Room, 200 O’Kelly
Hall, will follow the lecture. Contact James Hikins at 777-2581
for more information.
– School of Communication.
meets Sept. 17
The North Dakota Public Employees Association (NDPEA), chapter
41, will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, Sept. 17, from noon
to 1 p.m. in 10-12 Swanson Hall.
– Carol Hjelmstad (ITSS), president, chapter 41 NDPEA.
One offers employee discount
Cellular One offer 15 percent discount to UND employees. Representatives
will be in the Memorial Union Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 17
and 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Lisa Duckstad at 800-497-0634,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dave Sorlie at 866-597-0589, or
email@example.com (note correct telephone number).
– Lois MacGregor, telecommunications.
examination set for Katherine Lee Rathburn
The final examination for Katherine Lee Rathburn, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling psychology, is
set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the department of counseling,
Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is “Hardiness As
a Career Transition Resource.” Cindy Juntunen (counseling)
is the committee chair.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. – Joseph Benoit,
Dean, Graduate School.
Parliament member speaks Sept. 18
The Center for Peace Studies cordially invites members of the
campus community to a lecture by Norwegian Member of Parliament
Bjorn Hernaes on “Norwegian American Relations and the Rebuilding
of Iraq,” Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl
of the Memorial Union. Hernaes is chair of the defense committee
in the Norwegian Storting. There will also be an opportunity to
visit with him at a reception following the lecture in the Fireside
– Janet Kelly Moen, coordinator, Center for Peace Studies.
Night features Cameroon
Join us at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., at
7 p.m. Thursdays for International Night. Thursday, Sept. 18,
will feature Cameroon. Enjoy international cuisine, learn about
different cultures and make new friends.
– International Centre.
Boosters luncheon is Sept. 19
The next Sioux Boosters luncheon is Friday, Sept. 19, at noon,
Alerus Center. The Fighting Sioux football and volleyball coaches
will be featured. Lunch is $8 and Sioux Boosters invites everyone
to attend. There are no fees or membership requirements to be
a part of Sioux Boosters.
– Stacey Whitlock, director of marketing, athletics.
on Teaching: An All Campus Colloquium, set for Sept. 19
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 –
our teaching! All events are free and you’re encouraged
to drop into any of the stimulating 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, just 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.
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,
Conference in Children’s Literature is next week
“Writing and Illustrating Beyond Your Boundaries”
is the theme for the 24th annual Writers Conference in Children’s
Literature to be held at the University Friday and Saturday, Sept.
Guest faculty will be Cecile Goyette, senior editor at Dial Books
for Young Readers; Marybeth Lorbiecki, author of Painting the
Dakota: Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling, written with the guidance
of a Dakota mentor; Anne Ylvisaker, author of Dear Papa, a novel-in-letters;
and Karen Ritz, illustrator of 50 books for children, including
A Picture Book of Anne Frank.
The conference will open Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., with a
reception at the UND Museum of Art which is free and open to the
public. This event will feature keynote speaker Marybeth Lorbiecki,
author and freelance editor, whose speech is titled, “High
Winds and Whitecaps on the Cross-Cultural Writing Voyage.”
This conference is sponsored by the Society of Children’s
Book Writers and Illustrators and the Department of English.
For registration information, contact Ursula Hovet or Faythe
Thureen, English; 777-3321.
will outline proposal for astronomical observatory
Paul Hardersen (space studies) will give a presentation outlining
an ambitious plan to build and operate the first professional
astronomical observatory in North Dakota at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept.
22, in 210 Clifford Hall. The presentation will highlight the
concept, vision, research and education goals, design, construction
timeline and budgetary requirements. If you need any additional
information, please contact me anytime.
– Paul Hardersen, space studies.
Forks Master Chorale celebrates 21st year
The Grand Forks Master Chorale, now under the direction of Anthony
Reeves, UND director of choirs, will start its 21st season with
its annual fundraising “Just Desserts” concert, Tuesday,
Sept. 23, 7 p.m., North Dakota Museum of Art.
The Master Chorale will offer a glimpse of its upcoming season
with an evening of sumptuous desserts, light entertainment and
a raffle of many wonderful prizes, including tickets (in some
cases season tickets) to the Chester Fritz Auditorium, Empire
Arts Center, Fire Hall Community Theatre, Grand Forks Master Chorale,
Greater Grand Symphony Orchestra, North Dakota Museum of Art,
UND Department of Music, UND Department of Theatre, two chances
to win a concert by 4bLoWzErO; various packages from King’s
Walk, Manvel River’s Edge, Ray Richards Golf Course and
golf balls and sport towels from Jim Donahue / American Family;
photos and/or artwork from ARTCO Photography and Badman Art; gift
cards or certificates from Grizzly’s, River Bend, and Sanders;
various stay packages from Best Western Townhouse, Comfort Inn,
Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Lakeview Inn & Suites, Roadking
Inn-Columbia Mall, Settle Inn; and other prizes from Grand Forks
Master Chorale, Grand Limousine, Merry Maids and Party Lite. Raffle
tickets are $5 each. To order tickets, send your name, the number
of tickets you want, and your phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grand Forks Master Chorale schedule for the rest
of the year includes:
“Music to Feed the Soul” — Sunday, Oct. 26,
7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church - 200 3rd St N.W., East Grand Forks.
Features the splendid Requiem by Maurice Duruflé and motets
by Duruflé, Fauré, Elgar, and Stravinsky.
“On Christmas Night . . .” — Sunday, Dec. 7,
7:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Church, 6th Ave. N., Grand Forks.
The Master Chorale and special guests the Grand Cities Children’s
Choir ring in the holidays for the Grand Forks area with a celebration
featuring Christmas music from Gregorian chant to the present
day in the beauty of St. Michael’s Church sanctuary.
“Music from the Grand Siècle” — Sunday,
Feb. 29, 3:30 p.m., United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St.,
Grand Forks. Oak Grove High School Choir will join the Grand Forks
Master Chorale for a musical journey to the splendor of the court
of the Sun King, Louis XIV.
“Masterwork – Rachmaninoff: All Night Vigil.”—
Sunday, May 2, 7 p.m., Holy Family Church, 1018 - 18th Ave. S.,
Grand Forks. The Master Chorale will be joined by the UND Concert
Choir in presenting the stunningly spiritual masterpiece of Sergei
invited to take family members to class Sept. 26
Family participants at this year’s Family Weekend have
been invited to participate in the academic lives of their students
during their visit to UND. They’re encouraged to “sit
in on a lecture or just tag along and see what a normal day at
UND is like,” Friday, Sept. 26. Students will be asked to
avoid taking their families to classes in which tests will be
given. While it’s hoped that many families will take advantage
of the offer, we’re uncertain how many will participate.
This is intended to provide you with advance information that
this may occur. Thanks in advance.
– Kenton Pauls, director of enrollment services.
Weekend set during Homecoming
This year’s Family Weekend is scheduled during Homecoming,
Sept. 26 and 27. Family Weekend is two days filled with fun and
educational activities to acquaint families to campus and the
University environment. It is designed to bring families of UND
students together to celebrate the excellence and excitement of
the University. A complete schedule of activities is available
online at http://www.und.edu/dept/sas/familywknd/Family_Weekend_BrochureWeb.pdf.
– Rochelle Bollman, Enrollment Services.
items due for Oct. 2 University Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Oct. 2, at 4:05 p.m.
in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due
in the Office of the Registrar by noon Thursday, Sept. 18. They
may be submitted electronically to: Nancy.Krogh@mail.und.nodak.edu.
It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items
– Nancy Krogh, University registrar and secretary, University
items due for Oct. 3 IRB meeting
The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct.
3, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted
to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday,
Sept. 23. Proposals received later will be considered only if
a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical
subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals
for these projects are due in the Office of Research and Program
Development Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately
one week after the meeting.
– John Madden (communication sciences and disorders), chair,
Institutional Review Board.
pilot will discuss alcohol and flying
Capt. Lyle Prouse, (Ret.) Northwest Airlines, will discuss “Alcohol
and Flying” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Chester
In 1990, Prouse and his crew went to a bar in Fargo for a few
drinks. A patron overheard them talking, realized they were airline
pilots, and made an anonymous call to the FAA. When the next morning’s
Northwest flight landed in Minneapolis, the crew was arrested
and charged as the first violators of a 1986 federal law which
criminalized operating an air carrier under the influence of drugs
Capt. Prouse lost his job, the FAA revoked all his pilot certificates,
and he was sent to a federal prison in Atlanta. After his release,
he eventually re-earned all his pilot certificates, received a
pardon from President Clinton and was rehired by Northwest Airlines,
where he retired as a B-747 captain.
Now retired, Prouse doesn’t speak publicly. But he is willing
to share his story with pilot groups in hopes that he can help
others in the aviation industry with decisions regarding alcohol
and flying. His presentation at UND’s fall aviation safety
meeting on Oct. 15 will be his first at a university aviation
It is free and open to the public.
– Odegard School.
focuses on integrating technology, teaching, and learning
The second annual Beyond Boundaries conference, “Integrating
Technology into Teaching and Learning,” is set for Thursday
and Friday, Oct. 23-24, in the Memorial Union. The conference
is designed to promote discussion about innovative practices using
technology in teaching and learning.
Visit www.beyondboundaries.info for more information and to register.
Register by Friday, Oct. 10, to save $25.
“Beyond Boundaries” highlights regional faculty and
administrators’ experiences and successes with technology
in various learning environments. Conference sessions apply to
those with beginner, intermediate and advanced knowledge about
e-learning and are targeted for those involved in higher education.
More than 35 information-packed professional development sessions
are designed to give you successful strategies for implementing
technology into teaching and learning. You will compare online
and traditional classroom delivery outcomes, and examine the latest
products and services of companies who offer hardware, educational
software and web activities that enhance e-learning.
Enjoy food, fun, friends and artwork at the Beyond Boundaries
reception at the North Dakota Museum of Art Thursday, Oct. 23,
from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Keynote speakers are: Tony Bates, director of distance education
and technology, Continuing Studies at the University of British
Columbia. He is responsible for managing the development and delivery
of 100 distance education courses with 5,500 student enrollments
a year. He is also the director of an international center for
planning and managing learning technologies in higher education
established at UBC. He is the author of six books, including his
latest, Teaching Faculty How to Use Technology, published in 2001
by ACE/Oryx. A previous book, Technology, Open Learning and Distance
Education, won UCEA’s Charles Wedemeyer award for the best
book on distance education published in 1995.
Steven W. Wilbert founded the Teaching, Learning, and Technology
(TLT) Group, an independent nonprofit organization originally
affiliated with the American Association for Higher Education
(AAHEH) in January 1998. He came to AAHE as director of technology
projects in July 1993, where he developed the TLT Roundtable concept
and the AAHESGIT listserv. Previously, he served as vice president
For more information or to register, visit www.beyondboundaries.info
for a detailed schedule, conference fees and to register. Or,
call the office of conference services at 777-2663 or 866-579-2663.
You can also e-mail us at email@example.com.
– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services, Continuing
Senate elects leadership
Walter Tschacher (languages) was elected 2003-2004 chair of the
University Senate at the Sept. 4 meeting. The Senate also elected
Richard Crawford (biology) as vice chair.
Jan Goodwin (nutrition and dietetics) and David Perry (social
work) were elected for two-year terms as faculty representatives
on the committee on committees. Al Fivizzani (biology) was elected
to a two-year term as faculty representative, and Student Body
President Adam Baker was elected to a one-year term as student
representative on the Senate executive committee. The executive
committee, which establishes the agenda for meetings of the University
Senate and acts in the Senate’s place when necessary between
Senate meetings, also includes new Senate chair Walter Tschacher,
vice chair Richard Crawford, secretary Nancy Krogh (registrar),
its immediate past chair Jan Goodwin, Faythe Thureen (languages),(now
in the second year of her two-year term as faculty representative),
Curt Stofferahn (sociology) from UND’s delegation to the
Council of College Faculties, and Provost John Ettling.
-- Nancy Krogh, University registrar and secretary, University
Bosler joins wellness staff
Scott Bosler has joined the staff of the Wellness Department
as coordinator of campus recreation/special events. He will oversee
the intramurals program and special events such as 5K and 10K
runs, Natural High, and other recreation and wellness-related
Bosler earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s
degree in sports and leisure management, both from the University
of Iowa. He most recently served as coordinator of intramurals
and sports clubs at the University of Toledo, a position he held
for five years. His office is in 264 Hyslop Sports Center.
– Wellness Department.
invited to join a faculty study seminar
Faculty study seminars (FSS) offer an opportunity for faculty
to meet with a small group of colleagues sharing an interest in
teaching and learning. Three groups will be offered this fall,
each organized around a recent book or set of readings, provided
for participants by the Office of Instructional Development. Groups
typically meet four times during a semester – first holding
a planning session and then meeting to discuss readings at a pace
and on a schedule agreed to by group members during their planning
session. Study seminars for fall 2003 are:
1. Teaching with Your Mouth Shut by Donald L. Finkel. Drawing
on a 25-year-old body of research demonstrating that retention
is improved by experiencing rather than only hearing or reading,
Finkel advocates learning rooted in using concepts rather than
remembering rules or facts. He explains that teaching with your
mouth shut entails “providing students with instructive
experiences and then provoking them to reflect on those experiences”
so that the thinking is directly experienced by the student rather
than done by the teacher and modeled for students. Moreover, Finkel
believes this model of thinking and understanding as learning
is applicable throughout higher education. (Facilitator: Joan
2. The Effective, Efficient Professor by Richard M. Felder. According
to the cover blurb, this book develops methods to improve the
proficiency and time management skills of faculty in all areas
of their careers. Most faculty are discipline experts but have
not studied methods to improve their teaching, scholarship, or
service. This book applies efficiency and time management methods
to academe, showing how student learning and academic productivity
can be improved by being aware of effective time management techniques.
A variety of efficient and effective teaching methods are explored.
Scholarship, service, and working with graduate students are also
discussed. (Facilitator: Libby Rankin)
3. General Education and the Idea of a University. The general
education requirements constitute a major component of undergraduate
education at UND. But what exactly are the goals and philosophies
of general education? How do they contribute to the idea of the
university and, most importantly, how does general education affect
student learning? There are a multitude of theories and models
for general education curriculums, and in this seminar we will
examine several of them by reading various articles and book chapters
that detail philosophies, experiments, and arguments about what
general education should be. (Facilitator: Tami Carmichael)
To sign up for any of these faculty study seminars, contact Joan
Hawthorne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 777-6381. Mention
the group you’d like to join, and include a copy of your
fall semester schedule. Your group will begin meeting later this
month after books for all participants have arrived.
– Joan Hawthorne, Writing Across the Curriculum coordinator.
will replace mainframe system
North Dakota’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation
Project, ConnectND, at http://www.nodak.edu/connectnd/ contains
information on North Dakota’s statewide implementation to
replace the current mainframe legacy (CICSA, CICSB, TSO, etc.)
ConnectND is the PeopleSoft ERP software system being configured
to replace the current administrative computer functions that
handle student administration on campuses, and financial and human
resource applications throughout higher education and North Dakota
state government. ConnectND will upgrade outdated systems and
expand services for all state employees as well as students. Personnel
from general government and the North Dakota University System
are assisted in this installation by Maximus, an implementation
The three major functional areas of the project are: student
administration, financials, and human resources. Starting in September,
IVN sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. each Thursday morning. One
session will be a general ConnectND update with the other three
sessions geared to specific end users in the major functional
areas. The schedule follows:
- First Thursday of the month, financial end users update
- Second Thursday of the month, general ConnectND update
- Third Thursday of the month, human resources update
- Fourth Thursday of the month, student administration update
You are welcome to attend any and all sessions in the Gamble
Hall IVN room. If you are an end-user of any of the major functional
areas you may find it beneficial to attend that session.
This announcement information is taken from the North Dakota
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation project web
page referred above. If you have any questions concerning this
information please contact the Information Technology Systems
and Services help desk, 777-2222.
– Rose Keeley, ITSS.
leave applications due soon
Eligible faculty and staff who wish to apply for developmental
leave projects during the 2004-05 academic year may submit proposals
to their chair and dean (for faculty) or administrative supervisor
(for staff). Faculty and staff who expect to submit an application
should discuss their plans with the appropriate supervisor(s)
prior to formally submitting a proposal.
Developmental leaves are funded from existing resources in the
departments and colleges.
Developmental leave applications and copies of the State Board
of Higher Education Policy 701.2 governing developmental leaves
are available in the Office of Academic Affairs, 302 Twamley Hall.
Forms are also available at www.und.edu/dept/vpaa/acadaffr/AAForms.html.
Please consider the following before applying for a developmental
At least six years of regular service should have elapsed since
one’s initial appointment or since the last developmental
- A final report addressing the outcomes of the previous leave
must have been filed. These reports indicate the likelihood
the candidate can successfully accomplish the proposed plan
- A substantive tangible product is the ultimate expected outcome.
- The proposed project should not be the subject of an earlier
- The proposed project should benefit significantly from, or
would not be possible without, the developmental leave.
- Developmental leaves to take place locally must clearly address
the reasons why the proposed work could not be done elsewhere.
Preference will be given to proposals that:
- Involve significant travel elsewhere;
- Have some support (financial or otherwise) from another source
- Normally, a maximum of two faculty per academic department
may take leaves concurrently.
- Requests for one year of support should normally involve two
- Faculty who are on developmental leave should refrain from
participating in departmental governance and on committees.
- Faculty planning to apply for a developmental leave should
consult with the departmental chairperson and the dean of the
college before submitting a proposal.
Applications will be reviewed at the college and/or administrative
supervisory level. All proposals are due in the Office of the
Vice President for Academic Affairs on or before Nov. 14. The
applications will also be reviewed by the Council of Deans, provost,
and the president. Final approval of the proposals must await
the approval by the State Board of Higher Education of UND’s
2004-05 salary budget.
– John Ettling, provost and vice president for academic
services lists drop-off, pick-up locations
The following are drop-off and pick-up locations for duplicating
- Duplicating services, central receiving building hours are
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is an after-hours drop box.
- Campus postal services, lower level, Memorial Union, hours
are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We cannot guarantee three-hour turnaround
if jobs are dropped off here.
Personal and departmental pick-up locations:
- Departmental jobs that are completed will be put in your mailboxes
for pickup or delivery. They also can be picked up at duplicating
services, central receiving.
- Personal jobs can be picked up and paid for at campus postal
services, lower level, Memorial Union, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Test pick-up locations:
- Tests can be picked up at duplicating services, central receiving
building or campus post office, Memorial Union. Tests may also
be delivered with the mail. Please indicate the desired delivery
location on the test form.
If you have any questions, please call me at 777-3736. –
Sherry Metzger, duplicating services.
issue of NewsBytes available online
NewsBytes, the Information Technology Systems and Services newsletter,
September 2003 issue, is now available. Please check the ITSS
home page, http://www.und.edu/dept/itss/, click on the black documentation
button, scroll down to ITSS, select NewsBytes - ITSS Newsletter,
then select the September 2003 issue for the latest news, or go
directly to the URL: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/news/sept03/sept03.html.
The September articles include:
Campus Network Update
Protect Against Viruses
PageCenter is Going Away!!
Announcing New Staff Members: Grant Erickson, Jan Gierman, Erik
Johnson, Janna Kruckenberg, and Maria Saucedo.
If you or someone in your office are interested in receiving
electronic notice when a new edition of NewsBytes is published,
please subscribe to the list by sending e-mail to email@example.com
with the command in the body of the mail on just one line stating:
SUBSCRIBE UND-NewsBytes yourfirstname yourlastname. You may also
e-mail Rose.Keeley@mail.und.nodak.edu and request your name be
added to the list.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please feel
free to drop a note to the above e-mail address. The UND-NewsBytes
list is not intended for conversations or exchanges of ideas,
it was created specifically for the purpose of notifying interested
parties when a new issue of News Bytes is available. It may also
be used to notify you of an urgent late breaking news announcement
from ITSS. Hope you join the list and enjoy the articles in NewsBytes.
– Rose Keeley, ITSS.
Beta Kappa members sought
Members of the faculty and staff who, while students here or
elsewhere, were elected to membership and were initiated into
Phi Beta Kappa are asked to identify themselves to the UND chapter
so they may participate in its affairs. Please inform me by phone
at 777-4085 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The
UND chapter of Phi Beta Kappa soon will begin its activities for
the year, and initiations will take place in early December and
April. Our Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar this year is Margaret
Berger, the Suzanne and Norman J. Miles Professor of Law at Brooklyn
Law School. She was recently recognized by the American Law Institute/American
Bar Association with the Rawle Award for her role in developing
new approaches to judicial treatment of scientific evidence and
in educating the legal and science communities about ways to implement
these approaches. She will be on campus April 26 and 27. Please
watch for further announcements.
– Ellen Erickson, (assistant provost), secretary-treasurer,
UND chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
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.
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,
pool rates adjusted
As of Sept. 1, the North Dakota State Fleet adjusted motor pool
rates as follows. Please use these rates when calculating a trip
using a motor pool vehicle.
Vehicle Type - UND Rate Per Mile
Compact sedan - 0.286
Minivan - 0.406
Van, 8 passenger - 0.496
Van, 15 passenger - 0.496
Compact 4x4/Jeep - 0.396
Suburban, 6 passenger - 0.416
Chevy S-10 pickup - 0.466
Cargo van-full size - 0.456
Mini cargo van - 0.466
Per Mile Per Day
47 passenger motorcoach $1.08 $330.
Overnight is actual lodging cost.
Total cost = per day + per mile + actual lodging
– Mary Metcalf, transportation manager, 777-4123.
children’s music classes offered
The University community music program offers Musiktanz classes
for children ages 15 months through kindergarten. Musiktanz is
a curriculum developed by Lorna Lutz Heyge, an internationally
recognized author and early childhood music educator. She is the
founder of Kindermusik and author of the early childhood curriculum,
“Cycle of Seasons.” In the Musiktanz program the teacher
acts as a role model to assist the parents/care givers in working
musically with their children. The parents/care givers attend
the children’s lessons and participate with them in classes
which are comprised of a variety of developmentally appropriate
musical activities involving singing, moving, playing, creating,
and listening. Emphasis in these classes is on having fun while
building musical skills and developing a love of music. Moreover,
research has shown that participation in such programs may improve
skills tied to academic success as well.
Level I (ages 15 months-3 years) meets at 6 p.m. Thursday nights.
Level II (ages 3 years-kindergarten) meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday
nights. Both classes meet for a half hour 12 times during the
semester in 258 Hughes Fine Arts Center starting Sept. 18. They
are taught by Teri Preston, an experienced teacher. Cost for each
level is $65 per semester.
For more information call 777-2830 or 777-2644.
– Barbara Lewis, community music.
The American Language Academy is seeking conversation partners
for international students. If you have at least one free hour
per week and enjoy meeting new people, we would like to meet you.
ALA@UND has international students looking for individuals to
spend time talking with them. This is an excellent opportunity
to learn about another culture while making new friends.
– Patricia Young, American Language Academy, 2 O’Kelly
Hall, box 7145, 777-6785.
piano class and guitar lessons offered
University community music offers two new programs this fall
– adult piano class and guitar lessons. The adult piano
class is for beginners or people who want to start playing again
after a hiatus.For more information call Jeff Dasovick at 777-2829.
Dasovick also teaches private piano lessons. For information about
guitar lessons for children or adults, call Stig Hansen at 772-7856.
– Barbara Lewis, community music.
available for moving services
The University has agreements with Allied Van Lines and United
Van Lines (Wherley) for moving services. These agreements offer
discounts for UND faculty, staff, students, alumni and retirees.
Please note that use of these agreements must be solely arranged
between the user and the moving company. No financial obligation
to the University can be made by the user or the moving company.
For more information, please contact the purchasing office at
– Gerald Clancy, acting director of purchasing.
workshops listed for Sept. 22 to Oct. 3
Below are U2 Workshops for Sept. 22 through October 3 . Visit
our Web site for additional workshops in September, October and
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.
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.
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 a.m. 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.
Annual Reporting Update: 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.
Supervisor’s Role With Work-Related Injuries:
Sept. 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. This class is designed
to identify the role and responsibilities of the supervisor when
a work-related injury has taken place. The workshop will review
UND’s procedures as well as information about the North
Dakota Workers’ Compensation Bureau. Presenter: Claire Moen.
360 Customer Care (limited seating): Sept. 30,
9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. “Who is your customer and
how important is your role in creating a positive experience for
that customer? What is good customer service? What do you do when
you have a difficult customer?” Presenter: Joy Johnson.
HTML: Sept. 30 and Oct. 2, 9 to 11:30 a.m.,
361 Upson II Hall. Learn how to create a Web page with Hyper Text
Markup Language, graphics and links.
Defensive Driving: Sept. 30, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
River Valley Room, Memorial Union. 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: Jason Uhlir.
Supplemental Retirement Annuities (SRA’s):
Oct. 1, 4 to 6 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This program
explains how a supplemental retirement annuity offers you an easy,
affordable, and tax-deferred ways to build the additional assets
you may need to adequately support a longer life-span. Significant
other/partner welcome. Presenter: Molly Melanson, TIAA-CREF individual
Supplemental Retirement Annuities (SRA’s):
Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This
program explains how a Supplemental Retirement Annuity offers
you an easy, affordable, and tax-deferred ways to build the additional
assets you may need to adequately support a longer life-span.
Significant other/partner welcome. Presenter: Molly Melanson,
TIAA-CREF individual consultant.
– Julie Sturges, U2 Program Assistant, University Within
It is with regret that we announce Rose Kemper, Rochester, Minn.,
retired administrative assistant for the School of Engineering
and Mines, died Sept. 3.
She began working at the University in 1972 as part of the Man
in the Sea project. She moved to the engineering dean’s
office in 1977 and remained there until retirement in 1989.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, associate professor emeritus
of accounting and business law; brother- and sister-in-law Gene
(associate vice president emeritus of academic affairs and professor
emeritus of mathematics) and Mickey (retired administrative assistant
for continuing education) Kemper, as well as other relatives.
She was preceded in death by sons, Bruce in 1983 and Scott in
2002. A memorial service will be held in Grand Forks at a later
– Jan Orvik, editor, with information from Gene and Mickey
grant recipients listed
The Office of Research and Program Development congratulates
the following faculty and staff who were listed as principal or
co-principal investigators on awards received during July.
Aerospace network: Henry Borysewicz; anthropology: Dennis Toom,
Greg Wermers; ASEND/EPSCoR steering committee: Roger Melvold;
Center for Rural Health: Mary Amundson, Brad Gibbens, Susan Offutt;
chemistry: Mark Hoffmann, Kathryn Thomasson; Chester Fritz Library:
Patricia Berntsen; counseling: Cindy Juntunen-Smith; EERC: Ted
Aulich, Steven Benson, Donald Cox, Michael Holmes, Jason Laumb,
Donald McCollor, John Pavlish, Daniel Stepan, Jeffrey Thompson;
electrical engineering: Arthur Miles, Hossein Salehfar; family
medicine: James Beal, William Mann, Roger Schauer; geology and
geological engineering: William Gosnold; information systems and
business education: Sandra Braathen; mailing services: Darin Lee;
medical education: Linda Olson; microbiology and immunology: Ann
Flower; nursing: Ginny Guido, Elizabeth Nichols, Eleanor Yurkovich;
pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics: Joseph Benoit, James
Porter; physics: Ganishka Marasinghe; medical school research
affairs: Manuchair Ebadi; Small Business Development Center: Christine
Martin; social work-CFSTC: Peter Tunseth; sociology: Cordell Fontaine;
teaching and learning: Lynne Chalmers; University Children’s
Center and Child Care Services: Jo-Anne Yearwood.
-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and
invited for research seed money
The University Senate invites applications for faculty research
seed money awards. The deadline for submission will be announced
in subsequent printings of the University Letter; individuals
submitting proposals can expect the earliest submission deadline
will be Oct. 15. Program details follow.
Description: The faculty research seed money
council (the “council”) distributes funds to support
projects by faculty in any department of the University. The goal
of the seed money program is to raise the level of faculty scholarship
at the University. An additional goal is to enhance the ability
of the faculty to submit successful extramural grant applications.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a faculty
appointment at UND.
Review criteria: Proposals will be subject to
competitive review and ranking by discipline-related subcommittees
whose members are chosen by individual departments. The review
committee will prioritize requests for funding by evaluating each
request for its merit as a scholarly project. This will include
a consideration of the originality of the project, its significance
as a contribution to the relevant discipline, the intent of the
submitting scholar to publish in a peer-reviewed journal or otherwise
professionally share the results of the project, and (where appropriate)
the likelihood that the project will result in a successful request
for external support of future scholarship.
Application format: The application should be
prepared to be understood by and convince a general audience,
only some of whom may be proficient in the applicant’s area.
The following headings and page limitations apply:
Research or Project Plan
Include aims, background, significance, approach, methods
Format: Three pages maximum, one inch margins, single spaced,
not to exceed six lines per linear inch. (The three-page limit
for the project plan will be strictly enforced. Proposals exceeding
the limit will be returned without review. Appendices circumventing
this limit will be discarded.)
- Detailed budget (including justification)
- Biographical sketch (two pages maximum)
Current and pending grant support (title and short description,
agency, requested amount)
- Historical grant support at UND (including national, private
and seed money awards)
- List of extramural applications submitted but not funded (include
past three years)
- Statement of intent to submit extramural application (title,
agency, time period, funds to be requested). Where support is
requested for a project that will not serve as the basis for
an extramural application, then potential future sources of
external funding should be listed.
Budget: The budget timeline maximum is 18 months.
Award amounts will range from $1,000 to $40,000 per proposal.
Extensions of the budget beyond the proposed timelines will be
considered on a case-by case basis. Projected expenditures must
be reasonable, justified and directly related to the project.
Deadline: The deadline for submission will be
announced in subsequent printings of the University Letter. Individuals
submitting proposals can expect the earliest submission deadline
will be Oct. 15. Departmental review or signatures that are common
with other proposals are not needed for application for faculty
research seed money funding.
Each researcher determines which subcommittee will review their
proposal. You are not limited to the subcommittee to which your
department is affiliated; the choice of subcommittee should be
based on the nature of the proposal. This will allow reviewers
who are familiar in the area of science, arts, or humanities,
and the nature of the project (creative activity, quantitative
or qualitative research) to take part in the consideration of
Please indicate the subcommittee to which the proposal is being
submitted. Also, determine the number of copies required for that
section (listed in parentheses on accompanying page).
Any questions or concerns should be directed to Warren Jensen,
217 Odegard Hall, Box 9007, 777-3284, email@example.com or
Bill Sheridan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 777-4479. Information
can be obtained through the research web page link at http://www.und.edu/research/.
Please do not direct your questions to ORPD.
Submit the original plus the appropriate number of copies
of your proposal to:
Faculty Research Seed Money Council
c/o ORPD, 105 Twamley Hall
Campus Box 7134
Attn: Review Committee (Note the subcommittee you have selected)
Faculty research seed money
Proposal sections (number of copies to submit)
Composition of evaluation committees
Behavioral Sciences (10): Communication, communication
sciences and disorders, counseling, educational leadership, educational
foundations and research, psychology, physical education and exercise
science, statewide psych-mental health, teaching and learning.
Basic Medical Sciences (7): Anatomy and cell
biology; biochemistry and molecular biology; microbiology and
immunology; neuroscience; pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics;
Engineering and Technology (8): Aviation and
aerospace sciences, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer
science, electrical engineering, technology, mechanical engineering.
Health Sciences (11): community medicine, family
medicine, internal medicine, nutrition and dietetics, obstetrics-gynecology,
occupational therapy, pediatrics, physical therapy, surgery.Humanities
and Fine Arts (8): art, English, history, languages, music, philosophy
and religion, theatre arts.
Physical Sciences (9): Atmospheric sciences,
biology, chemistry, geography, geology and geological engineering,
mathematics, physics, space studies.
Professional Disciplines (7): Accounting, finance,
information systems and business education, management, marketing,
practice and role development (nursing).
Social Sciences (9): Anthropology, economics,
family and community nursing, Indian studies, law, political science
and public administration, social work, sociology.
-- Warren Jensen (aviation), chair, faculty research seed money
subjects research must be approved
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) must review and approve
any research carried out at the University of North Dakota 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 www.und.nodak.edu/dept/orpd/regucomm/irb/IRB%20manual.htm.
The 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 listed on it that applies to your proposal is addressed
properly. 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 educational
program on human subject protection. The UND IRB now has three
options for fulfilling the educational requirement. The first
option is an internet-based set of modules sponsored by the Collaborative
IRB Training Initiative (CITI) and the University of Miami. The
CITI course consists of a group of modules encompassing the history
of the IRB system, the regulations governing human subjects research,
and topics specific to areas of particular importance, controversy
or complexity. Each module has a quiz associated with it. The
researcher should choose the track that best fits his or her type
of research, either Biomedical Research or Social/Behavioral Research.
The IRB determined that modules 1-12, 14-16 must be taken by all
investigators. Registration for the modules is accessible at the
URL http://jaguar.ir.miami.edu/~citireg/forms/citi.jsp. Those
requiring for the course will receive a password by e-mail, generally
within 24 hours. Specific UND requirements are listed on the UND
institutional page available on the course site. Other educational
options include attending an IRB basics workshop, or reading the
IRB researcher handbook and taking a short answer quiz. Please
contact the IRB coordinator if you would like more information
on any of these options. 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
that have completed training. If you have any questions about
the approval process, please do not hesitate to contact the IRB
coordinator at 777-4079 for further information.
grant opportunities listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or email@example.com.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided
for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may
not be republished or made available outside the University of
North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on
the COS website.
ALLIANCE FOR THE PRUDENT USE OF ANTIBIOTICS (APUA)
Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance Elements from Non-Infecting
Bacteria to Pathogens--Funding for pilot studies to determine
whether commensal organisms serve as reservoirs for emergence
and proliferation of antibiotic resistance genes in disease-associated
bacteria, and whether commensal bacteria can donate antibiotic
resistance elements to disease-associated bacteria and to provide
data to build an APUA-curated database of those genes and the
isolates. Deadline: 10/15/03. Contact: Allison Hodges Myerson,
617-636-4021; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.tufts.edu/med/apua/ROAR/roarhome.htm.
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES (ACLS)
Dissertation Fellowships in East European Studies and Postdoctoral
Fellowships in East European Studies research and writing, in
any discipline or disciplines of the humanities and the social
sciences, in East European studies. Contact: Donna Heiland, 212-697-1505,
ext. 124; email@example.com; http://www.acls.org/eeguide.htm.
Library of Congress Fellowships in International Studies support
research, in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences,
using foreign language collections of the Library of Congress.
Deadline: 11/3/03. Contact: American Council of Learned Societies,
212-697-1505, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.acls.org/locguide.htm.
AMERICAN HEALTH ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION (AHAF)
National Heart Foundation (NHF) Starter Grants Program–Support
for investigators beginning independent research careers to conduct
basic research on the causes or treatment for heart disease and
stroke. Contact: Susan Monahan, 1-800-437-2423/1-301- 948-3244;
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH PROMOTION
Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E. Awards are intended to honor
those who have devoted their careers to serving underserved populations
and promoting cross-cultural harmony and to disseminate innovative
and effective strategies to do this. Deadline: 11/1/03. Contact:
American Journal of Health Promotion, email@example.com;
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH (ASBMR)
John Haddad Young Investigator Awards allow young basic and clinical
scientists in the field of bone and mineral metabolism to attend
the Advances in Mineral Metabolism (AIMM) Meeting. Deadline: 10/23/03.
Contact: 202-367-1161; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.asbmr.org/Pages/younginv.htm.
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL NUTRITION (ASCN)
Dannon Institute Awards for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition
Education honor outstanding careers in medical/dental nutrition
education. Deadline: 11/8/03. Contact: Awards Program, 301-530-7110;
Norman Kretchmer Memorial Awards in Nutrition and Development
are given to young investigators for independent research in the
field of nutrition and development with potential relevance to
improving child health. Deadline and Contact: See above.
Robert H. Herman Memorial Awards honor clinical investigators
whose research work has contributed importantly to the advancement
of clinical nutrition, particularly the biochemical and metabolic
aspects of human nutrition. Deadline and Contact: See above.
McCollum Awards are given to clinical investigators perceived
currently as major creative forces, actively generating new concepts
in nutrition and personally seeing to execution of studies testing
the validity of these concepts. Deadline and Contact: See above.
DIGESTIVE DISORDERS FOUNDATION (DDF)
Research Prizes are awarded to clinical or basic science researchers
in the early stages of their careers for thesis or dissertation
research Deadline: 11/6/03. Contact: Julia Young, Telephone: +44
(0) 20-7486-0341; email@example.com; http://www.digestivedisorders.org.uk/researchcomp.htm.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Market Mechanisms and Incentives for Environmental Management
(NCER)--Support for research leading to improved theoretically-sound
empirical analyses of feasibility and effectiveness of market
mechanisms and economic incentives (MM&I) as substitutes for,
or complements to, traditional environmental management programs.
Deadline: 10/22/03. Contact: Matthew Clark, 202-564-6842; firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://es.epa .gov/ncer/rfa/current/2003_market_ mech.html.
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CIES)
Fulbright Grants—Fellowships in Japan for Graduating Seniors--Support
for graduating college seniors in any discipline to pursue language
study and research at local universities and institutions in Japan.
Deadline: 10/21/03. Contact: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 212-984-5330;
email@example.com; http://www.iie.org/FulbrightTemplate.cfm? Section=U_S__Student_Program.
Spain: Fulbright Full Grants–Support for study and research
in all fields, for graduating seniors, advanced students, doctoral
candidates, and others who do not hold a doctoral degree. Deadline:
10/21/03. Contact: See above or http://www.iie.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Fulbright_Demo_Site/U_S
Sweden: Fulbright Full Grants--Support for individuals from any
field or degree level for instruction or research at a Swedish
university or research center. Deadline: 10/21/03. Contact: See
above or http://www.iie.org/Content/ NavigationMenu/Fulbright_Demo_Site/U_S__Student_Program/Fulbright_
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF EDUCATION (NAE)
Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships support individuals from all
disciplines who are conducting research relevant to education.
Eligible applicants must have received the Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent
degree between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2003. Deadline:
11/05/03. Contact: National Academy of Education, 212-998-9035;
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Academic Public Private Partnership Program (Ap4) Planning Grant–Support
for formation of new partnerships or significant expansions of
existing partnerships among academia, industry, non-profit institutions,
and government entities to conduct novel cancer therapeutic, prevention,
diagnostic, and imaging intervention-directed research. Deadlines:
10/21/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/20/03 (Application). Contact:
Jill Johnson, 301-496-8720; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-04-005.html.
Activities to Promote Research Collaborations–Support for
collaborative activities bringing together ideas and approaches
from disparate scientific disciplines. Eligible activities include,
but are not limited to, initiating new collaborative research
projects, sharing resources and reagents, developing novel technologies,
and organizing cross-disciplinary meetings/workshops. Deadline:
11/3/03. Contact: John Sogn, 301-496-8636; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-03-035.html.
Industry-Academic Partnerships for Development of Biomedical
Imaging Systems and Methods that are Cancer Specific--Seed grants
for industry-academic partnerships for collaborative in vivo imaging
research projects directed at cancer. Deadlines: 10/22/03 (Letter
of Intent); 11/19/03 (Application). Contact: Guoying Liu, 301-496
9531; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-157.html.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES (NCRR)/NATIONAL
INSTITUTE OF DIABETES, DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES (NIDDK)
Availability of Human Pancreatic Islets for Non-clinical Research
Through Islet Cell Resource (ICR) Centers-- ICR Centers were established
in 2001 as regional resources to provide clinical grade human
islets to investigators throughout the U.S. and optimize procedures
used to obtain such islets. The ICR consortium will now accept
requests for islets to be used in non-clinical research. Contact:
Rebecca Nelson, 626-359-8111 x64040; email@example.com; http://icr.coh.org;
NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES/NATIONAL
ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)
Challenge Grants provide support to improve quality and financial
stability of humanities programs. The most common use of funds
is augmentation or establishment of endowments, but some direct
expenditures may also be allowable. Deadlines: 11/3/03, 5/1/04.
Contact: Office of Challenge Grants, 202-606-8309; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Collaborative Research–Support for research conducted by
two or more scholars or coordinated by one individual. Eligible
projects include: research that significantly adds to knowledge
and understanding in the humanities; archaeology projects that
interpret and communicate the results of archaeological fieldwork;
translations into English of works that provide insight into the
history, literature, philosophy, and artistic achievements of
other cultures; research that uses the knowledge, methods, and
perspectives of the humanities to enhance understanding of science,
technology, and medicine; and conferences on topics of major importance
in the humanities that will benefit ongoing research. Deadline:
11/3/03. Contact: Collaborative Research, 202-606-8200; email@example.com;
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Funding for an Administrative Coordinating Center for the NHLBI
DNA Re-Sequencing and Genotyping Program (SOL RFTOP-NHLBI-HV-04-12)
to obtain reliable, rapid, and cost efficient DNA re-sequencing
and genotyping to assist investigators actively engaged in elucidating
the genetic components involved in the cause, variable outcome,
and progression of heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and
disorders. Deadline: 10/23/03. Contact: Betty Nordan, 301-435-6672;
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award with
Emphasis on Application of Genomic or Proteomic Technologies–Support
for career development of clinicians (who have clinical doctoral
degrees or equivalent and have completed/nearly completed clinical
training) to conduct patient-oriented research involving application
of knowledge, tools, technologies and approaches of genomics and
proteomics to the study of diseases in order to develop effective
therapeutic interventions. Deadline: 10/20/03. Contact: Bettie
J. Graham, 301-496-7531; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-03-006.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND
SKIN DISEASES (NIAMSD)
Mechanisms of Mineralization in Bone--Support for research on
mechanisms that mediate and regulate incorporation of mineral
into bone. Deadlines: 10/21/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/18/03 (Application).
Contact: William J. Sharrock, 301-594-5055; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-04-001.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH
The Salivary Proteome: Catalogue of Salivary Secretory Components–Funding
for research to generate a catalogue of all salivary secretory
components using state of the art, sensitive and high-throughput
proteomics technologies. Deadlines: 12/20/03 (Letter of Intent);
1/20/04 (Application). Contact: Eleni Kousvelari, 301-594-2427;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Exploratory/Developmental Translational Grants for Borderline
Personality--Support for translation of basic science theories,
methods and findings to clinical research concerning borderline
personality disorder; examining BPD features and its relationship
to putative causal factors and to other disorders, constructs,
and variables. Deadlines: 11/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/18/03
(Application). Contact: James Breiling, 301-443-3527; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Nonclinical ADME Studies--Funding to perform nonclinical absorption,
distribution, metabolism and elimination (ADME) studies to support
NIDA’s medications. Deadline: 10/20/03. Contact: Teneshia
G. Alston, 301-443-6677; TALSTON@NIDA.NIH.GOV; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DA-03-027.html;
NATIONAL PSORIASIS FOUNDATION
Post-Doctoral Fellowships support young investigators studying
the genetics of psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis genetics. Deadline:
10/24/03. Contact: Constance de Amezcua, 503-546-8386; email@example.com.
Research Grants support innovative clinical, genetics, or immunology
research projects on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Deadline:
10/24/03. Contact: David Killaby, 503-546-8399; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Biomedical Engineering Program and Research to Aid Persons with
Disabilities Program--Support for development of novel ideas into
projects integrating engineering and life science principles in
solving biomedical problems. Categories are: Investigator-initiated
Research Proposals and Undergraduate Design Projects. Deadlines:
10/15/03, 2/1/04 (Unsolicited Proposals); None (Undergraduate
Design Projects); 2/1/04 (Biophotonics). Contact: Gilbert B. Devey,
703-292-7943; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03560/nsf03560.htm.
Frontiers in Intergrative Biological Research–Support for
integrative research focused on major questions in biology addressed
through creative application of a broad range of scientific concepts,
strategies and research tools from both within and outside the
biological sciences. Contact: Chris Greer, 703-292-8470; firstname.lastname@example.org;
10/20/03 (Preliminary Proposal); 2/17/04 (Full Proposal).
Graduate Research Fellowships support graduate study in the mathematical,
physical, biological, behavioral, and social sciences; engineering;
the history and philosophy of science; and for research-based
P.D. degrees in science education. Deadline: 11/4/03. Contact:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program; 866-353-0905; email@example.com;
Information Technology Workforce–Support for scientific
research studies focused on under-representation of women and
minorities in the IT workforce. The basic themes are: Environment
and Culture, IT Educational Continuum, and the IT Workplace. Contact:
Caroline Wardle, 703-292-8980; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf0133.
Nanoscale Science and Engineering—Nanoscale Exploratory
Research (NER)–Support for exploratory, high risk/high reward
nanoscale science and engineering research and education with
potential for innovation if the research were successful. UND
may submit no more than three proposals as a lead institution;
therefore, please call ORPD if you are interested in applying
for this grant. Deadline: 10/22/03. Contact: Geoff Prentice, email@example.com;
NATIONAL WOMEN’S STUDIES ASSOCIATION (NWSA)
ABAFAZI-Women of Color Caucus Student Essay Awards–Essays,
written by students of African descent (one graduate, one undergraduate)
must be critical theoretical discussions and/or analyses of issues/experiences
of women and girls of African descent in the U.S. and/or throughout
the Diaspora. Deadline: 11/4/03. Contact:
Della Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nwsa.org/scholarship.htm.
Women of Color Caucus Essay Awards—Essays must focus on
international perspectives concerning critical theoretical discussions
or analyses of issues relevant to Native American, Latina, or
Asian or Asian American women or girls. Contact: Pat Washington,
email@example.com; http://www.nwsa.org/scholarship.htm. Deadline:
Women of Color Caucus - Program Administration and Development
Student Essay Award–Essays must provide critical theoretical
discussions or analyses of issues or experiences of women and
girls of African, Latina, Asian/Asian American, or Native American
descent, from a national or international perspective. Deadline
and Contact: See above.
OAK RIDGE ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITIES (ORAU)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(Including Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science
Awards)–Fellowships are intended for students at or near
the beginning of their graduate study in mathematical, physical,
biological, behavioral and social sciences; engineering; history
and philosophy of science; and for research-based Ph.D. degrees
in science education. Contact: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Program, 866-353-0905; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.orau.org/nsf/nsffel.htm.
OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA (OI) FOUNDATION
Research Grants and Michael Geisman Fellowships--Funding for young
investigators working with a mentor to develop expertise in OI
research or seed grants for basic or clinical studies with relevance
to OI. Deadline: 11/3/03. Contact: Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation,
Attn: Research Grants, 1-800-981-2663; email@example.com; http://www.oif.org/site/PageServer?pagename=research.
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSRC)
International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship Program--Support
for dissertation field research of social scientists and humanists
in all regions of the world. Deadlines: 11/3/03 (On-line Registration);
11/10/03 (Application). Contact: International Dissertation Field
Research Fellowship Program, 212-377-2700; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf/.
SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE
Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowships allow recent postdoctoral scientists
to conduct independent research broadly related to the mission
of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), at a U.S. host institutions.
Deadline: 11/4/03. Contact: Hubble Fellowship Program, email@example.com;
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
International Research and Studies Program–Support for projects
to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages,
area studies, and other international fields to provide full understanding
of the places in which the foreign languages are commonly used.
Deadline: 11/3/03. Contact: Jose L. Martinez, 202-502-7635/TDD
1-800- 877-8339; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-21815.htm.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DOS)
Grants to Support International, Collaborative Projects in Science
and Technology–Support for cooperative activities between
U.S./Egypt, including coordinated and joint research projects,
studies, and investigations; joint scientific courses, workshops,
conferences, and symposia; exchange of science and technology
information and documentation in the context of cooperative activities;
exchange of scientists, specialists, and researchers; exchanges
or sharing of equipment or materials; and other forms of scientific
and technological cooperation. Deadline: 11/4/03. Contact: Joan
Mahoney, Telephone: 20-2-797-2925; email@example.com; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-19428.htm
– William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research
and Program Development.
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