University Letter

Volume 40, Number 3: September 13, 2002


President Will Give “State Of The University" Address At U Council Meeting Sept. 18

Peter Alfonso Named Vice President For Research

Computer Science Department Reaccredited



Graduate Committee Meets Monday

High GPA Students Invited To Golden Key Meeting

Celebrate State Employee Recognition Week Sept. 16-20

Fulbright Scholar Information Session Set

Retired Faculty Invited To Chat With President Kupchella

German Anthropologist Discusses Standing Rock Radio Station

Explore Study Abroad Programs Sept. 19

UND Hosts Conference On Integrating Technology Into Teaching And Learning

Neurobiologist Will Discuss Neurotrophins

“On Teaching” Faculty Discussion Group Meets Sept. 20

Symphony Opens Season With “Gatsby Night” Sept. 21

UND Hosts 23rd Writers Conference In Children’s Literature 4

Chester Fritz Auditorium Announces Schedule

Faculty Lecture Series Talk Sept. 24 Explores Religion Without God

ALANA Fall Feast Is Sept. 25

Diversity Teleconference Set For Sept. 25

State Board To Consider Youth Initiative Measure

Explore The World At International Night

Chester Fritz Library To Hold Book Sale

University Senate Meets Oct. 3; Agenda Items Due

Art Show Opens At The Old Bridgeman Dairy

IRB Meets Oct. 4; Agenda Items Due

UND Hosts NDUS Arts And Humanities Summit Oct. 6-8

Proposals Sought For February 2003 Conference

Submissions Sought For Women Studies Conference

Collaboration For The Advancement Of College Teaching And Learning Sponsors Fall Conference



University Senate Elects 2002-2003 Leadership

Fall Faculty Study Seminars Offered

Applications Invited For Truman Scholarship

Admissions Application Fee Increased

Offices Will Be Cleaned Weekly

Memorial Union Lists Hours

Community Music Offers Children’s Classes

U2 Workshops Listed For September 30-October 4

Lotus Center Offers Meditation Classes

IT Offers Playhouses For Sale



Applications Invited For Research Money

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


President Will Give “State Of The University” Address At U Council Meeting Sept. 18

The University Council will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The agenda follows:

1. “State of the University” address by President Kupchella;

2. Matters arising.

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


Peter Alfonso Named Vice President For Research

The University has named Peter Alfonso of Knoxville, Tenn., vice president for research, President Charles Kupchella announced.
Alfonso will begin his duties on Oct. 1. A widely published scholar, academic department head and research administrator, he was recommended to Kupchella by an 18-member committee following a two-year national search.

He will join four other UND vice presidents, John Ettling, academic affairs; Robert Boyd, student and outreach services; Robert Gallager, finance and operations; and H. David Wilson, health affairs.

“The University’s strategic plan calls for major growth in its research mission,” Kupchella said. “Dr. Alfonso will help us achieve that by helping to reduce barriers and to create new partnerships within and outside the University.”

UND already is ranked as a public “Research-Intensive” doctoral institution, one of 64 in the nation, Kupchella said, and expects to be included in the elite group of public “Research-Extensive” doctoral schools when the Carnegie Foundation next issues its listings.
New research grants to UND grew for the fifth straight year, reaching $54.6 million, compared to $45.2 million the year before. The University’s goal is $100 million by the year 2006.

Most recently Alfonso served as associate vice president and chief research officer at the University of Tennessee, 2001-2002, and as associate provost for research at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 1999-2001.

From 1992 to 1999 he was head of department of speech and hearing science at the University of Illinois. From 1985 to 1992 he served as a principal investigator at Haskins Laboratories of New Haven, Conn., and professor of speech-language pathology and audiology at the University of Connecticut. In 1990-91 he was a Fulbright research scholar at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. He also has held visiting researcher appointments at the University of Padova in Italy and at the University of Tokyo.

During the 1997-98 academic year, Alfonso was in residence at Indiana University as a Fellow of the American Council of Education. He is also a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

In his career, he has received federal research grants totaling over $14 million and federal training grants of more than $852,000. His record also includes 58 refereed articles, 92 abstracts, and participation in 44 invited colloquia.

He received a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from the University of Connecticut in 1972. He holds the M.A. in speech pathology from Western Michigan University (1973) and the Ph.D. in speech science and experimental phonetics from Purdue University (1977).

Computer Science Department Reaccredited

The Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has granted reaccreditation to the computer science department for its Bachelor of Science program. CAC, a specialized accrediting body, concluded in its final statement that a B.S. in UND’s computer science “provides strong preparation for its graduates to enter the computing profession.”

The department offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Graduating students may choose from a variety of careers in systems analysis, software development, application programming and other areas in both the public and private sectors. Students from UND are regularly recruited by national companies such as IBM, Unisys, Cargill and others.

-- Bruce Smith, Dean, Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.


Events to Note

Graduate Committee Meets Monday

The graduate committee will meet Monday, Sept. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Approval of minutes from Aug. 26.

2. Graduate program review for special education (submitted by Kimberly Porter).

3. Request from the School of Engineering and Mines for the following:

a. New program for a master of science in geological engineering.

b. New program for a master of science, master of engineering, and post baccalaureate certificate in environmental engineering.

c. Terminate the integrated master of engineering programs in mechanical, civil, chemical, and electrical engineering.

4. Senate University assessment committee representation.

5. Update on the graduate faculty constitution.

6. Matters arising.

– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


High GPA Students Invited To Golden Key Meeting

Faculty are asked to please advise junior and senior level students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher that they are invited to an open house/information session of the Golden Key International Honor Society Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. – Jerry Bulisco, Advisor, Golden Key.


Celebrate State Employee Recognition Week Sept. 16-20

It is my pleasure to encourage all UND employees to participate in the events that have been scheduled for State Employee Recognition Week, Sept. 16-20. The Staff Senate and Council of State Employees (COSE) have been hard at work arranging a series of events that will allow us to pause briefly to share our common goals and to recognize the accomplishments of all those who work to serve the citizens of North Dakota. I am encouraging supervisors to gant reasonable release time for employees who wish to participate. Please make arrangements with your supervisor to allow for coverage in your department.

Please be assured that your commitment to UND is greatly appreciated. This is a week dedicated to you. Here is a summary of planned activities.

Monday, Sept. 16: Ralph Engelstad tour, 9, 10, and 11 a.m. RSVP by calling REA Pro Shop, 777-6636 (no limit); ice cream social with door prizes, Memorial Union Ballroom, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; “Step Into Fitness . . . Starting with a Can-Do Attitude!” by Anne Dolence of The Leisure Connection, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Night staff appreciation, Memorial Union River Valley Room, 6 to 7 a.m. with rolls, juice, coffee, and door prizes; “Step Into Fitness . . . Starting with a Can-Do Attitude!” by Anne Dolence of The Leisure Connection, Clifford Hall, 10 a.m., Memorial Union River Valley Room at noon; all state employee picnic, University Park shelter, 1 and 3 p.m., 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Ralph Engelstad Arena tour, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. RSVP by calling REA Pro Shop, 777-6636 (no limit); 2002 State of the University Address, Memorial Union Ballroom, 3 p.m.; golf night - two person best ball, Ray Richards Golf Course, 4:30 p.m. to close with door prizes;

Thursday, Sept. 19: Hot dog barbeque, Swanson Memorial Union Courtyard, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (includes ice cream, chips, and pop);

Friday, Sept. 20: Ralph Engelstad Arena tour, 9, 10, and 11 a.m. RSVP by calling REA Pro Shop, 777-6636 (no limit). Years of service colors day: 1 to 5 years, black; 6 to 10 years, blue; 11 to 15 years, white; 16 to 20 years, purple; 21 to 25 years, green; 25 plus years, red.

In addition, during this week the UND Staff Senate and COSE is sponsoring a food/shelter drive to help Prairie Harvest, Grand Forks Food Cupboard, Salvation Army, and St. Vincent DePau. Items can be dropped off in selected buildings on campus.
-- Charles Kupchella, President.


Fulbright Scholar Information Session Set

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


Retired Faculty Invited To Chat With President Kupchella

The first monthly meeting this academic year for the UND retired faculty will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Christus Rex Fireside Room. The topic of the morning will be a “Chat with President Kupchella.” Attendees may pick up their coffee and morning roll at Tabula and proceed to the Fireside Room. – Lloyd Omdahl, convener and Professor Emeritus of Political Science.


German Anthropologist Discusses Standing Rock Radio Station

Michael Schlottner, University of Frankfurt, Germany, will present the results of his research about the Native radio station KLND on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in 300 Merrifield Hall. Everyone is welcome. – Mary Jane Schneider, Indian Studies.


Explore Study Abroad Programs Sept. 19

A Study Abroad Fair is set for Thursday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. (across from the Memorial Union). Come explore UND Study Abroad programs in Norway, France, Australia, Spain, Iceland, United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Greece, Canada, Sweden, and 50 other countries.

For more information, call 777-4231 or – International Centre.


UND Hosts Conference On Integrating Technology Into Teaching And Learning

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

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

Please take some time to review the conference web site at, to find a diverse conference schedule full of renowned keynote speakers, concurrent oral and poster sessions, online course showcases, and vendor exhibits, all of which highlight best practices for integrating technology into teaching and learning. The planning committee encourages all faculty, staff and to attend and share knowledge, research and experience with other faculty and administrators from across the region.

The deadline for early bird registration is Friday, Sept. 6, at a cost of only $75. A reduced registration rate is available for students. You can register and pay online at or call UND Conference Services at 777-4274.
Please join us in going beyond the boundaries of technology and education to find solutions in an era of continuous change and challenges. See you there! – CK Braun, Chair, Conference Planning Committee, Continuing Education.


Neurobiologist Will Discuss Neurotrophins

A biology seminar is set for noon Friday, Sept. 20, in 141 Starcher Hall. Albrecht Kossel, a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Munich, department of cellular and systems neurobiology, will present “Cellular Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity: The Role of Neurotrophins.” Dr. Kossel studies how sensory experience and neuronal activity alter dendrite morphology and synaptic transmission during development and learning. Persons interested in meeting with Dr. Kossel should contact Peter Meberg at 777-4674. – Department of Biology.


“On Teaching” Faculty Discussion Group Meets Sept. 20

The On Teaching faculty discussion series launches its fall season with a special breakfast session, “Teaching at Tabula,” from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Tabula/Christus Rex library. This session will be an experiment--a chance to see if there are enough faculty interested in a semi-regular (twice a semester) informal morning discussion group focused on teaching-related topics.

Interested faculty should call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 to reserve a place. If there’s enough interest, we’ll use this session to do some planning for future meetings. (And we’re not committed to Fridays in the future, so if another day works better for you, let us know!)

Five other On Teaching discussion sessions are scheduled for the usual lunch time slot in the Memorial Union. See the full schedule of places, times, and topics attached to this newsletter. (And please note that we have changed the time of Tuesday and Thursday sessions to 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.) – Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.


Symphony Opens Season With “Gatsby Night” Sept. 21

“Gatsby Night at the Empire” opens the 94th Season of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Empire Arts Center. The festive evening begins with a screening of Carmen, Cecil B. DeMille ’s 1915 silent film classic starring Metropolitan Opera star Geraldine Farrar. “Farrar brings a natural magnetism and dominating screen presence to her role, her slightly stylized performance attributable to the flamboyance of the title character. Carmen also presented Wallace Reid to the public in his first major role and it made him an instant star,” writes Christopher Jacobs, local filmmaker and historian who found a copy of the film and its orchestral score by Hugo Reisenfeld (based on the Bizet original). He brought both to the attention of GGFSO Music Director Timm Rolek over a year ago and the production was first scheduled for September 2001. Following the tragedy of Sept. 11, the event was postponed and replaced by a benefit concert for disaster relief.

The second half of Saturday’s concert is devoted to Broadway hit songs of the 1920s sung by Job Christensen including the Gershwins’ ‘S Wonderful and Fascinating Rhythm, As Time Goes By, the George M. Cohan Salute, and Jerome Kern’s Ol’ Man River. Joining the Symphony for this event is UND percussionist Michael Blake and guitarist Kris Eylands who plays with Blake as a member of ‘Jazz on Tap.’

Tickets for “Gatsby Night at the Empire” are available from the Chester Fritz Box Office at 777-4090. – Greater Grand Forks Symphony.


UND Hosts 23rd Writers Conference In Children’s Literature

The 23rd Annual Writers Conference in Children’s Literature will be held on campus Saturday, Sept. 21. Guest faculty members will be Kent L. Brown Jr., editor in chief and publisher at Boyds Mills Press / Highlights, Inc.; Barbara Joosse, award-winning author of 24 children’s books, including “Mama, Do You Love Me,” which has sold over a million copies; Carol Fisher Saller, acquiring editor for Cricket Books and author of recent biographies on the lives of Florence Kelley and George Washington Carver; and Scott Treimel, New York literary agent for children’s book authors and illustrators, who has sold rights to Peanuts and Garfield and lists as clients “major award-winning authors, darn funny picturebook writers and illustrators.”

A pre-conference reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held Friday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the UND Museum of Art. At this event, Scott Treimel will speak on the topic “Agenting: What’s It All About?”

The conference is sponsored by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Department of English. For registration information, contact conference directors Ursula Hovet or Faythe Thureen at the department of English, 777-3321.


Chester Fritz Auditorium Announces Schedule

The Chester Fritz Auditorium is proud to announce its 30th anniversary season. Tickets for all shows listed will go on sale Monday, Sept. 23, at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Additional information on these shows can be found at or by calling the Chester Fritz Box Office at 777-4090.

Music of Discovery (Lewis & Clark Expedition) - Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. - on sale Sept. 16 at 9 a.m.; Franklin (the Turtle) and the Magic Fiddle - Oct. 25, 5 and 7:30 p.m.; Cabaret - Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.; UND Steel Band Concert - Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Grease - Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Ye Olde English Christmasse Feaste - Dec. 5-7, 7 p.m.; Nutcracker Ballet - Dec. 13 and 14, 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 15, 3 p.m.; Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra - Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. - on sale now! Dallas Brass - Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Spirit of the Dance - Feb. 18 and 19, 7:30 p.m.; Little Bear and the Enchanted Forest - Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

– Betty Allan, Event and Program Coordinator, Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Faculty Lecture Series Talk Sept. 24 Explores Religion Without God

Scott Lowe, professor of philosophy and religion and peace studies, will kick off the 2002-2003 Faculty Lecture Series with: “Marx, Mao and China’s Modern Struggle for the Millennial Kingdom: Religion Without God?” at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl Tuesday, Sept. 24. The reception starts at 4 p.m.; the lecture begins at 4:30 p.m.

Lowe earned his bachelor’s degree in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan in 1972. He later received his doctorate in the history of Asian religions at the University of Iowa in 1987.

Lowe has been studying and teaching religion for 22 years, the past 13 years at UND. He has also taught at the University of Iowa, SouthDakota State University and Hope College. Lowe has published two books, 15 articles and chapters and has given more than 40 lectures at local churches, museums, schools, and hospitals. From 1996 to 2000, Lowe served as philosophy and religion department chair.

The Faculty Lecture Series seeks to cultivate a stronger academic atmosphere on campus by showcasing the scholarly lives of several faculty selected across the disciplines. The lectures aim to present with some depth and rigor the scholarly questions and goals of the individual faculty. In presenting the products of their scholarship, the lecturers will share the enthusiasm and dedication that sustains their creative efforts.

Other lectures this year:

Tuesday, Nov. 19: “Earthquakes, Lightening Rods and the Almighty: Religion and Science in Colonial Boston,” John Ettling, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: Faculty lecture presented by Sandra Donaldson, professor of English.

Tuesday, Feb. 11: “Of Mice and Men,” Roger Melvold, professor and chair of microbiology and immunology.

Tuesday, April 15: Faculty lecture presented by David Lambeth, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.


ALANA Fall Feast Is Sept. 25

The ALANA (African, Latino, Asian, Native American) Fall Feast is set for Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, 2800 University Ave. – Multicultural Student Services.


Diversity Teleconference Set For Sept. 25

“Diversity Strategies For Today’s Complex Environment,” a live satellite teleconference from Washington, D.C., will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. It is sponsored by Multicultural Student Services. For more information, contact MC Diop at 777-4362 or 777-4259.


State Board To Consider Youth Initiative Measure

At its Sept. 26 meeting in Williston, the State Board of Higher Education will discuss the youth initiative measure that will go before voters in the November general election, according to Chuck Stroup, SBHE president.

“The Youth Initiative has created discussion of the state’s demographic issues,” said Stroup. “This topic and its impact need to be discussed and understood by people throughout our state.

“If the youth initiative passes, it will have a significant impact on the state budget and potentially the North Dakota University System budget. Consequently, the State Board of Higher Education needs to look at it from the perspective of its potential impact on the University System’s budget, enrollment and future tuition costs,” Stroup said.

He also said this is a very important policy issue for the board, the University System and its students because of its potential impact on system campuses to broadly serve North Dakotans.

State Board of Higher Education.


Explore The World At International Night

Come explore the world during international nights, 7 p.m. Thursdays at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Thursday, Sept. 26, will feature India. Come enjoy international cuisine, learn about different cultures and make new friends. The programs are sponsored by the vice president for academic affairs, the UND Foundation and the International Organization. – Office of International Programs.


Chester Fritz Library To Hold Book Sale

The Chester Fritz Library will hold its annual book sale in the main reading room of the Library (second floor) on the following dates: Thursday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Books will be sold for 50 cents (soft cover) and a dollar (hard cover). There will also be a table of special books (prices as marked). – Mary Drewes, Chester Fritz Library.


University Senate Meets Oct. 3; Agenda Items Due

The University Senate will meet Thursday, Oct. 3, 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. 19. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted. – Nancy Krogh (Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.


Art Show Opens At The Old Bridgeman Dairy

Three student artists will open an art exhibition at the old Bridgeman Dairy Saturday, Sept. 28. The artwork varies in content from digital prints of mannequins in bondage and portraits featuring flying monkeys and gliding blondes to expressively painted abstract imagery.

All three women, Sharon Ennis, Jessica Genett, and Heidi Marwitz, will graduate this year with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Ennis, an honors student exhibiting her thesis BFA exhibit, will display a series of painted portraits, along an an installation of floating paintings.

Genett will show a series of digital prints along with a mixed media installation including plexiglass sculptures. Marwitz will exhibit large autobiographical paintings on paper.

Refreshments will be served during the opening on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. in the old Bridgeman Dairy behind University Laundry on University Avenue (near the Red Pepper). The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge.

The exhibit will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29 and Oct. 5 and 6. – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Sharon Ennis, Art Student.


IRB Meets Oct. 4; Agenda Items Due

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Sept. 24. 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. 17.

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.


UND Hosts NDUS Arts and Humanities Summit Oct. 6-8

Plan to attend the first North Dakota University System Arts and Humanities Summit at UND Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 6-8. North Dakota native son Clay Jenkinson will portray an historical figure and offer a North Dakota perspective on arts and humanities educational programming. Senior scholars from the Carnegie Foundation and AAC&U will discuss trends and projects from a national perspective.

University System faculty, students, and others will perform musical and dramatic works, discuss history, literature, poetry, philosophy, theatre and art, and display literary and art works. See the summit brochure and register online at: – James Grijalva, Law.


Proposals Sought For February 2003 Conference

The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning is accepting proposals for concurrent sessions for the Feb. 20-21, 2003 conference, “The Connected Campus: How Technology is Changing Teaching and Learning.” The conference, to be held in Bloomington, Minn., will address where new technologies are leading higher education and how teachers, learners, and institutions can take advantage of the innovations in pedagogy, curriculum, and methodology that these new media will bring to higher education. The call is available on-line at Submission deadline is Sept. 30. – Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.


Submissions Sought For Women Studies Conference

The Women Studies Program is currently accepting submissions for the second annual Red River Women Studies Conference, “Voices from the Valley,” set for Friday, Nov. 1, on campus. Students, faculty, and independent scholars are encouraged to participate. Panel presentations exploring women studies topics including women and the workplace, community, arts, family, medicine, sports, law, business, science, and media will be presented. Please submit a 500-word abstract, which includes your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information, by Friday, Sept. 20, to Wendelin Hume, Chair RRWSC, Box 7113. Authors whose submissions are accepted will be notified by Oct. 1. For more information please contact the Women Studies office at 777-4115 or – Wendelin Hume, Women Studies.


Collaboration For The Advancement Of College Teaching And Learning Sponsors Fall Conference

“Prizing Diversity: Practical Approaches to Engagement in a Multicultural World” is the theme of this fall’s Collaboration conference. The brochure and registration materials for the Nov. 15-16 conference, which will be held in Bloomington, Minn., are available online at

The conference will feature a keynote dialogue by Toni McNaron and Carol Miller of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and a closing address by Edgar Beckham, senior fellow with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The program includes more than 30 concurrent sessions, preconference workshops, disciplinary and special interest group sessions, and showcases. Early bird registration deadline is Oct. 21.

Limited funding may be available through the Office of Instructional Development. Call 777-3325 for details. – Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.



University Senate Elects 2002-2003 Leadership

Jan Goodwin (nutrition and dietetics) was elected 2002-2003 chair of the University Senate at that body’s Sept. 5 meeting. The Senate also elected Tom Petros (psychology) as vice chair.

John Bridewell (aviation) and Al Fivizzani (biology) were elected for two-year terms as faculty representatives on the committee on committees. Faythe Thureen (languages) was elected to a two-year term as faculty representative, and Angie Anderson, student body vice president, 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 Jan Goodwin, Senate vice chair Tom Petros, Senate secretary Nancy Krogh (registrar), its immediate past chair David Perry, John Bridewell (now in the second year of his two-year term as faculty representative), Mary Drewes (Chester Fritz Library) from UND’s delegation to the Council of College Faculties, and Provost John Ettling.

Nancy Krogh (Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.


Fall Faculty Study Seminars Offered

Faculty Study Seminars (FSS) provide an opportunity for faculty with common interests to meet a limited number of times (usually four) in a focused book discussion group. Each FSS is organized around a teaching-related text that we provide for interested faculty. Group members decide together whether to read the entire book, how much to read at a time, when to meet, and whether supplemental materials are needed. Three FSS options are planned for fall:

1. The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions by Peter Seldin. Facilitator: Libby Rankin

How can we as faculty document our teaching effectiveness? How do we draw a richer picture of our teaching than standard student evaluations provide?

One way is through the use of teaching portfolios. In his well-known book on the subject (the first edition was published in 1991), Peter Seldin gives practical, research-based information and advice for faculty interested in compiling teaching portfolios for tenure, promotion, and merit purposes. He also provides many models of successful portfolios (including electronic portfolios) from across different disciplines.

In this study seminar, we’ll read and discuss Seldin’s approach to teaching portfolios and talk about how this might work in our own departments. Whether you’re already working on your portfolio or just thinking about starting one, this seminar should help you decide how to document your teaching.

2. Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching by Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt. Facilitator: Dave Yearwood

An increasing number of academic institutions offer course work via the Internet. However, the assumptions made by some of these institutions regarding faculty preparedness to teach and students’ ability to learn or engage with the course materials are seriously flawed. Additionally, many educators teaching in an online environment simply repackage their traditional classroom lectures which results in a purely text-based format of presentation/instruction. This condition that hardly justifies either the use of this medium or the cost associated with taking such a class.

What should faculty be aware of prior to teaching online? What types of technological support are/should be in place or available to students and faculty? How should the classroom in the online environment be structured to enhance meaningful interaction among students and faculty while promoting a collaborative experience for all participants?

A study of the Palloff and Pratt book may be one way to get a feel for how to think about teaching online. The participants in this seminar will read and discuss the work of Palloff and Pratt in an effort to uncover the challenges and opportunities associated with teaching and learning in the online environment. Participants will leave with a collection of strategies and practical tips for teaching effectively online.

3. Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms by Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill. Facilitator: Joan Hawthorne

Sometimes discussion is trivialized as a teaching strategy. Students may see it as busywork, intended to fill any unused time between the end of lecture and the official end of class. Faculty cite the difficulty in engaging students in meaningful, intellectually challenging discussion. Is classroom discussion worth the effort?

Brookfield and Preskill remain convinced that discussion deserves a place of honor in our classrooms. In a book that is both philosophical and pragmatic, they make a case for discussion as a uniquely appropriate technique for teaching and learning in a society that prizes democracy. They rebut common complaints about discussion-based teaching and offer an exhaustive range of advice on making discussion work effectively within a wide variety of contexts–including large classes and even the most content-dense. If you’d like to stretch your thinking about how and why you teach, if you might be interested in including discussion in your classroom, or if you just want to expand your repertoire of techniques for incorporating discussion, this is a book you should read.

To participate in any of this fall’s FSS groups: Call or e-mail Joan Hawthorne (777-6381 or Indicate which book you want to read, provide a phone number and e-mail address, and include information about your schedule for late September or early October (the likely time for an initial meeting). You’ll be contacted in advance of the first meeting of your selected group.

– Joan Hawthorne, Writing Across the Curriculum.


Applications Invited For Truman Scholarship

Juniors interested in a career in public service at the federal, state, or local level are urged to apply for the 2003 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The scholarship award covers eligible educational expenses up to $30,000 for the senior year and up to three years of graduate study. While students majoring in political science and other social sciences are encouraged to apply, so are juniors majoring in other areas. Examples of other disciplines that could lead to a career in government include chemistry, engineering, foreign languages, mathematics, and computer science.

The University has had 10 Truman Scholars since the establishment of the scholarship in 1977. Previous UND winners have gone on to study at prestigious graduate and professional schools such as Harvard, Michigan, Minnesota, and Syracuse.

Students who are interested in applying for this scholarship should contact Professor Mark Jendrysik, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, 265 Gamble Hall for information and applications (or call 777-3540 or e-mail Prospective applicants should also see the Truman Scholarship Foundation’s web site at for additional information. – Mark Jendrysik, Political Science and Public Administration.


Admissions Application Fee Increased

The State Board of Higher Education has raised the application fee for all University System institutions from $25 to $35. At UND, beginning with spring and fall 2003 semesters, all applications for admission must be accompanied by the $35 application fee. Printed materials and the online application reflect this increased fee. If you have any questions about this change or would like more information, please contact the Office of Admissions, 777-3821. – Heidi Kippenhan, Director of Admissions.


Offices Will Be Cleaned Weekly

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

Providing office service once per week will require all staff to place their food waste into containers that are emptied daily on each floor of every building. They will be labeled “Non-Recyclable Waste.”

Participation in our recycling program is very important for us to maintain this level of service. Our recycling coordinator is implementing a plan to visit all buildings and review, inform, and promote recycling. We are also working with the human resources office to include a section on campus recycling for new staff in the orientation program. This section will inform new staff of the recycling policy and program on campus.

We also will need your patience. If something isn’t working, we need to hear from you. If your department requires a higher level of service, we need to know the reason and the level of service required so we will be able to evaluate the course of action to take. Please contact Bob Gallager (vice president for finance and operations) or Paul Clark (associate director of facilities).

At the present time, FTE custodial staffing is four positions less than the staffing level in 1997. The square footage per FTE has increased from 35,790 to 37,838. The national average is approximately 29,000 square feet per custodial employee. We have also added 28,273 of new building square footage without adding any additional resources.

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


Memorial Union Lists Hours

Operating hours through Thursday, Dec. 19 are:

Lifetime Sports: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.

Info/Service Center: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.

Copy Stop: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

U Turn C-Store: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Subway/TCBY/Juiceworks: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Little Caesars: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Administrative office: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Craft Center/Sign and Design: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Student Academic Services: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Dining Center: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Barber Shop: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

University Learning Center: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Credit Union: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Traffic Division: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Passport I.D.s: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Computer Labs: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 a.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 2:45 a.m.

Building hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
First, second and third floors open until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Friday and Saturday, lower level open until 11 p.m.

Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.


Community Music Offers Children’s Classes

The community music program is again offering Musiktanz classes for children ages 15 months through kindergarten. Musiktanz is a curriculum developed by Dr. Lorna Lutz Heyge, an internationally recognized author and early childhood music educator. She is the founder of Kindermusik and of the early childhood curriculum, “Cycle of Seasons.” 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.

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. 26. Cost for each level is $60 per semester. The classes are taught by Teresa Preston, an experienced music teacher.

For more information about the Musiktanz program or voice and piano lessons call the following: 777-2644 or 777-2830. – Barbara Lewis, Associate Professor of Music.


U2 Workshops Listed For September 30-October 4

Registering for U2 workshops is easy! Contact Sarah Bloch, at the University Within the University office by phone, 777-2128, fax, 777-2140, e-mail,, or mail to Box 7131. To register online, go to

Please provide the following information when you register: your name, position title, department, box number, phone number, e-mail address, title and date of the event.

Power Point XP, Intermediate: Sept. 30, Oct. 2 and 4, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (nine hours total). Prerequisite: Power Point Beginning. Create custom design templates, create presentation special effects, interface PowerPoint with Excel and Word, publish to the Web, review and broadcast presentations. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

Annual Reporting 101: Sept. 30, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson II. This is a workshop to familiarize campus units with the new standardized format for the annual reporting process. This hands-on workshop will introduce the annual reporting web site, view samples of the core dataset, view available reports, and will explore the basics of Excel interactive tables. Presenters: Carol Drechsel and Carmen Williams, Institutional Research.

How to Apply Effective Discipline in the Workplace: Oct. 1, 9 to 11 a.m., Memorial Union, Memorial Room. To be effective, discipline should be progressive and allow recipients the opportunity to overcome their shortcomings at each step of the process. Discover appropriate ways to accomplish what can be a difficult and stressful task. Presenter: Desi Sporbert, Office of Human Resources.

Creating a Web Page Using HTML: Oct. 1 and 3, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (five hours total). Learn how to create a Web page with Hyper-Text Markup Language, graphics, and links. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS.

Access XP, Intermediate: Oct. 1, 2 and 3, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (nine hours total). Prerequisite: Access XP, Beginning. Manage databases and data, import and export data, control data entry. Use advanced tables, queries, forms, and reports; make your data available on the Web. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

Office Ergonomics: Oct. 1, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. Ergonomic principles while working at the computer and other occupational work stations will be reviewed. Components of industrial ergonomics will be included. Information regarding design, ergonomic products, and stretching exercises are discussed in this class. Presenter: Claire Moen, Affirmative Action.

TCC Listing (Transaction Classification Code Listing): Oct. 2, 9 to 10 a.m., Memorial Union, River Valley Room. This class will show how to use TCC listings and provide clarification on how items should be coded. Presenter: Accounting Services.

– Judy Streifel Reller, U2 Coordinator.

Lotus Center Offers Meditation Classes

The Lotus Meditation Center will offer insight meditation groups on Monday evenings, beginning September 16. Insight meditation, or Vipassana, is a 2,500 year-old system of psychological and spiritual development derived from the earliest Buddhist tradition. It is a practice of cultivating peacefulness in the mind and openness in the heart. It is learning to live in the present moment, to see things clearly, and to ride more easily with the “ups and downs” of our lives. It needs no belief commitments, is compatible with any religious affiliation, and is open to beginners and experienced practitioners. No fee will be charged. Leaders are Tamar Read and Lora Sloan.

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

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

The Lotus Meditation Center is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is located at 2908 University Avenue. The Center is available to individuals for meditation except when groups are scheduled. If you require general information about the Center, call the Office of International Programs at 777-4231. A prior request is to be made at the Office of International Programs for the use of the Lotus Meditation Center by any group. A free will offering is always accepted for use of the Center. If any group charges fees to participants, a certain percentage will be charged for the use of the Center. Please contact Lora Sloan at 787-8839. – Lotus Meditation Center.


IT Offers Playhouses For Sale

The IT 213 Production Processes: Construction class will be building up to four playhouses as part of class requirements this fall. The playhouses will measure 4 feet by 8 feet with a 4-foot side wall. Each will have one door and two windows. The estimated cost for materials is $400. If you are interested in purchasing one of the playhouses please contact Ray Diez at 777-2198 or before Sept. 27. Each playhouse will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. – Ray Diez, Industrial Technology.


Grants and Research

Applications Invited For Research Seed Money

The University Senate invites applications for faculty research seed money awards. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, Oct. 9. 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 of North Dakota. 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 member 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 convince and be understood by 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 6 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.


• The budget should be for a maximum of 12 to 18 months.

• Award amounts may range from $1,000 to $40,000.

• No funds may be requested for travel to professional meetings to present results.

• Projected expenditures must be reasonable, justified and directly related to the project.

Submission - Deadline: All applications must be received no later than Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002.
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).
Submit the original plus the appropriate number of copies of your proposal to:

Faculty Research Seed Money Council
c/o ORPD, Twamley Hall, Room 105
Campus Box 7134
Attn: Review Committee (______)

Faculty Research Seed Money
Proposal Sections (# 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; Pathology.

Engineering and Technology (8): Aviation and Aerospace Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial 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.

– Jan Goodwin (Nutrition and Dietetics), Chair, University Senate.


Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or


Career Development Awards–Funding for translational and pancreatic lung cancer research. Contact: Sheri Ozard, 215-440-9300 ext. 114; ozard@aacr.or; Deadline: 10/15/02.

Getrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award–Support for full-time, tenure-track scientists at the level of Assistant Professor to conduct basic, translational, or clinical cancer research. Deadline and Contact: See Above or


Alzheimer’s Disease Pilot Award Research Grants–Funding for senior post-doctoral research to improve understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. Deadline: 10/15/02. Contact: Kevin Ryder, 301-948-3244;;

Alzheimer’s Disease Standard Award Research Grants–Support for studies related to Alzheimer’s disease in fields ranging from molecular biology to epidemiology. Contact and Deadline: See Above.


Seed Grant Research Program--Support for medical students and residents to conduct small research projects in: animal use in research education; arthritis and rheumatism; cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases; HIV/AIDS; neoplastic diseases; clinical research; and neurological disorders. Contact: Seed Grants, 1-800-AMA-3211x5357; Deadline: 10/15/02.


Visiting Lectureships–Support for a visiting lecturer from Norway or Sweden. Lectureships should be in contemporary studies, with emphasis on public policy; conflict resolution; health care; environmental studies; or multiculturalism. Contact: 212-879-9779;; Deadline: 10/15/02.


Clinical Management Research Grant–Funds for research in clinical, psychological and/or social management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Priorities: breathing; swallowing/nutrition and PEG issues/choking/excess saliva; speech/communication; musculoskeletal symptoms/treatment; mobility/activities of daily living; and psychosocial/mental health. Multidisciplinary research projects are encouraged. Contact: Mary Lyon, 818-880-9007;; Deadline: 10/18/02.


David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship–Support for postgraduates in any discipline, field, or profession to learn about the political system through direct exposure to public and private sector roles in health policy development in Washington, D.C. Contact: 202-638-1448; Deadline: 10/15/02.


Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Geophysical Laboratory–Support for students to conduct interdisciplinary research in fundamental chemistry and physics related to geology, planetology, astrochemistry and astrobiology. Deadline: 12/31/02. Contact: Wesley T. Huntress,;;


Research Grants for the Asian/Pacific Region--Program scope includes but is not limited too: Chinese cultural heritage; classical studies (especially literary and historical works); Republic of China (including any subject related to the Republic of China, its development, and transformation since its establishment, through the Nanking Period and up to the present); Taiwan area studies (including its history and archaeology as well as socioeconomic, political and cultural aspects); and China-related comparative studies. Contact: Telephone: 011-02-2704-5333;; Deadline: 10/15/02.

Support for research on Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences, especially studies focusing on political, social, economic, and cultural development of Taiwan over the past few decades. Contact: 703-903-7460;;; Deadline: 10/15/02.


Support for Research on Research Integrity (RFA-NS-03-001). Contact: Mary D. Scheetz, 301-443-5302;; Deadlines: 10/15/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/15/02 (Application).


Health Care Policy Clinical Career Development Awards–Support for establishment and development of health policy careers for clinically-oriented academic investigators in dermatology. Contact: 847-328-2256;; Deadline: 10/15/02.


Fellowships provide support to use the Society’s collections which are strong in the frontier, antebellum, and Civil War eras of the history of Kentucky and the regions of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South. C. Ballard Breaux Visiting Fellowships, for postdoctoral scholars; Filson Fellowships, one-week duration; H.F. Boehl Summer Interns and Filson Interns Program, for individuals currently enrolled in or who recently completed a graduate program in history or a related field; Master’s Thesis Fellowships, one-week duration. Contact: Jennifer Reiss, 502-635-5083;; Deadline: 10/15/02.


Small Scientific Conference Grant Program–Support for domestic/international scientific conferences in the U.S./Canada. Areas of interest include medical devices, radiological health, drugs, biologics, food safety, applied nutrition, veterinary medicine, toxicology, and orphan product development. Deadline: 10/15/02. Contact: Cynthia Polit, 301-827-7180;;


Fellowships in the fields of history, history of science or political science. Contact: Susan M. Clifford, 401-863-2640;; Deadline: 10/17/02.


Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowship–Support for graduate students and Ph.D. candidates to conduct research in the collections of the Museum/Library. Contact: Roger Horowitz, 302-658-2400;; Deadline: 11/15/02.


Radcliffe Research Support Program Studying Diverse Lives Award–Support for postdoctoral research using data sets with racially and ethnically diverse samples archived at the center. Contact: Grants Program Administrator, 617-495-8140;; Deadline: 10/15/02.


Lieberman Award–Support for innovative proposals leading to treatment and cure of Huntington’s disease. Areas of interest include trinucleotide expansions, animal models, gene therapy, neurobiology and development of basal ganglia, cell survival and death, and intercellular signaling in striatal neurons. Contact: Allan J. Tobin, 310-450-9913;; Deadline: 10/15/02.

Milton Wexler Postdoctoral Fellowships and John J. Wasmuth Postdoctoral Fellowships--Support for research projects that will contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect of Huntington’s disease. Contact and Deadline: See Above.

Seed money for research projects. Areas of interest include trinucleotide expansions, animal models, gene therapy, neurobiology and development of basal ganglia, cell survival and death, and intercellular signaling in striatal neurons. Contact and Deadline: See Above.


Heckman Scholarships–Research stipends for undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral scholars to conduct research using materials from the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library at St. John’s University. Contact: Committee on Research, 320-363-3514;; Deadline: 10/15/02.


Osserman/Sosin/McClure Post-Doctoral Fellowship–Support for clinical/basic research pertinent to myasthenia gravis (MG) or related neuromuscular disorders. Contact: Debora K. Boelz, 800-541-5454;; Deadline: 10/15/02.


Preclinical Evaluation of Intermediate Endpoints and the Modulation by Chemopreventive Agents (RFP-N01-CN-35006-72)--Support for animal cancer model studies of biomarkers and intermediate endpoints that might be used in human clinical trials in order to examine biomarker modulating effects of selected chemopreventive compounds. Deadline: 10/15/02. Contact: Jacqueline Ballard, 301-435-3795;


Molecular Interactions Between Tumor Cells and Bone (CA-03-013)–Support for investigator-initiated research to promote a better understanding of the pathophysiology of bone metastasis, especially as it relates to tumor cell-bone interactions; overall goal is to delineate the role of bone microenvironment on tumor cell survival, and colonization. Collaborative interactions between bone biologists, clinical oncologists and cancer biologists are highly encouraged. Contact: Suresh Mohla, NCI, 301-435-1878,; Mehrdad Tondravi, (NIDDKD) 301-451-9871,; William J. Sharrock, (NIAMSD), 301-594-5055,; Deadline: 10/17/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/21/02 (Application).


International Research Registry Network for Sjögren’s Syndrome (NOT-DE-02-003)–Funding to design/implement an International Research Registry Network for Sjögren’s syndrome; establish standardized diagnostic criteria for recruitment of Sjögren’s syndrome patients; collect, process, store, ship and analyze clinical information and biological specimens from patients/families; and disseminate information to researchers. Contact: Kristiane E. Cooper, 301/402-6462,; Deadlines: 10/15/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/15/02 (Application).


George M. O’Brien Urology Research Centers (RFA-DK-02-032)–Support for studies of the basic mechanisms of
urological diseases and disorders; to encourage multidisciplinary research focused on causes of these diseases; to explore new basic areas that may have clinical research application; and generate Developmental Research (DR)/Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) studies which are anticipated will lead to submission of competitive investigator-initiated research grant applications. Contact: Leroy M. Nyberg, 301-594-7717;; Deadlines: 10/17/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/19/02 (Application).


Research Collaborations to Provide 900 MHz NMR Spectroscopy (RFA: GM-03-001)--Support for shared access to ultra-high field strength NMR spectrometers for groups of NIGMS-funded investigators studying challenging biological problems that can uniquely benefit from use of ultra-high field NMR spectroscopy. Deadlines: 10/15/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/15/02 (Application). Contact: Janna P. Wehrle, 301-594-5950,;


Research Fellowships Program–Support for research on rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Deadline: 10/15/02. Contact: 877-433-7827;;;


Stigma and Global Health Research Program (RFA-TW-03-001)–Support for investigator-initiated research on the role of stigma in health, and on how to intervene to prevent/mitigate its negative effects on the health and welfare of individuals, groups and societies world-wide. Collaborative interdisciplinary applications are encouraged. Deadline: 10/14/02. Contact: Kathleen Michels, Ph.D., 301-435-6031;;


Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (EHR—HRD)–Support to increase the number of minority students pursuing advanced study, obtaining doctoral degrees, and entering the professoriate in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (SMET) disciplines. Deadline: 10/16/02. Contact: Roosevelt Johnson, 703-292-4669;;

Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) (ATM)–Support for research in the dynamical and structural properties of geospace, leading to the construction of a global Geospace General Circulation Model (GGCM) with predictive capability. Deadlines: 10/15/02 (Non-Postdoctoral Proposals); 5/1/03 (Postdoctoral Proposals). Contact: Kile Baker, 703-292-8519;;

Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)—Comprehensive Projects for Students and Teachers (EHR—ESIE) and Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)—Youth-Based Projects (EHR—ESIE)–Funding for projects designed to increase opportunities for students and teachers to learn about, experience, and use information technologies within the context of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including Information Technology (IT) courses. Contact: Sylvia James,, Deadline: 10/17/02 (Preliminary Proposals); 1/31/03 (Full Proposal).

Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)—Resource Centers (EHR—ESIE)–Funding for resource centers to provide technical support for ITEST projects, engage in research related to funded projects and have responsibility for national dissemination of program models, materials, and best practices. Deadline: 10/17/02. Contact: See Above.


Inter-American Materials Collaboration–Category A awards provide funding for international collaboration in materials research among individual investigators, groups of investigators, or centers from the U.S. and one or more of the other six participating countries. Category B awards support international activities at the initial stages of international collaborative research projects and programs, and can cover costs associated with organizing workshops, seminars, conferences or symposia, and travel related to the project. Deadline: 10/18/02 (Category A); None (Category B). Contact: Carmen Huber, 703-292-4939,;

Leadership Awards—ADVANCE--Support to recognize and encourage outstanding contributions made toward increasing participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. Contact: Alice Hogan, ADVANCE Program Director,; Deadline: 1/15/03.


Mellon Fellowships–Fellows teach a section of Columbia University’s core course: contemporary civilization, literature, music or art humanities, Asian civilizations or humanities. Eligible applicants will have received their doctorate between 1/1/97 and 7/1/03. Contact: Heyman Center, 212-854-4631;; Deadline: 10/15/02.


Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities–Support for in-residence research and study in any aspect of the humanities, with preference given to interdisciplinary projects, at the University of Pennsylvania. Contact: Jennifer Conway, 215-898-8220;;;;
Deadline: 10/15/02.


The following awards provide support research in Near Eastern archaeology, geography, history, and Biblical studies: Annual Professorship, post-doctoral scholars; Ernest S. Frerichs Fellow/Program Coordinator, pre- and post-doctoral scholars; George A. Barton Fellowship, seminarians, pre-doctoral students and recent Ph.D. recipients. Contact: John R. Spencer; 216-397-4705;;; Deadline: 10/15/02.


Academy Scholars Program–Support for predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars, of any nationality, pursuing a career involving both a social science discipline and an in-depth grounding in particular countries or regions outside the U.S. and Canada. Deadline: 10/15/02. Contact: Beth Baiter, 617-495-4432;;


Internship Program–Support for younger artists to learn about papermaking, print media, book arts, clay and arts administration. Contact: 845-658-9133;; Deadlines: 10/15/02, 4/1/03.