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VOLUME 41, NUMBER 5: September 26, 2003
NCA accreditation reports distributed
University of Manitoba delegation to visit campus Sept. 29-30
Celebration for Entrepreneur Center is Sept. 25
BPA dedicates Lanterman Investment Center
LEEPS lecture set for Sept. 26
Alum, former Foreign Service officer will talk about Middle East
Plan to attend Homecoming events
Journalism students, teachers to convene at UND Sept. 29
Graduate committee meets Monday
Lotus Center offers beginning meditation course
First faculty box lunch session focuses on teaching with technology
Supplemental retirement plans available to all employees
Agenda listed for Oct. 2 University Senate meeting
International Night features South Korea
Meet and Eat set for Oct. 2
Symphony presents “Grand Romances” Oct. 4
All invited to diabetes walk
OctSOBERfest features comedian
Clothesline Project on display Oct. 6-10
Art gallery will exhibit photography
Medical school for the public to focus on the heart
International Paleontology Society to hold field trip in North Dakota
Retired pilot will discuss alcohol and flying
Student health hosts conference Oct. 15-17
ND EPSCoR invites new faculty start up proposals
National depression screening day is Oct. 8
Artsplace exhibits Jerry Olson’s work
Please announce leadership workshop series to students
Take Back the Night” march and rally is Oct. 9
Wellness . . . A Way of Life” program begins Oct. 13
Tickets on sale now for events at Chester Fritz Auditorium
Enrollment services seeks faculty involvement in recruitment

Midterm student feedback process offered for faculty
NCA accreditation reports distributed
Norwegian videos available for loan
Conversation partners needed
Children sought for memory study
Disregard credit card offers
Studio One lists lineup
Grand prize winners listed
U2 lists classes

Research, grant opportunities listed


NCA accreditation reports distributed

Copies of the executive summary of the Self-Study Report for the accreditation of the university by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA) are being distributed on campus to all full-time faculty and benefitted staff members, and student organizations. If you do not receive a copy and wish to have one, please contact Audrey at 777-72764, audrey.pearson@mail.und.nodak.edu. The executive summary, as well as the full report, are also available on the UND home page at www.und.edu.

– Dan Rice (dean, education and human development), steering committee chair.


University Of Manitoba delegation to visit campus Sept. 29-30

A delegation of University of Manitoba officials headed by President and Chancellor Emoke Szathmáry will visit the University Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 29-30, as the two universities continue to explore ways of working more closely together.
It is the fourth meeting between the two institutions since last fall, when President Charles Kupchella began talking with Szathmáry about developing closer ties. Szathmáry returned Kupchella’s visit, then Kupchella and a delegation of UND officials made a trek to the University of Manitoba last March.

President Kupchella said he was struck by the many areas of complementary strengths, for example, neurosciences and aerospace/aerospace engineering. The University of Manitoba is strong in neuroscience surgery, while UND’s strong in neuroscience research. We also share many areas of similar strengths, such as American Indian and Aboriginal programs, where we can learn from one another, Kupchella said.

While at UND, Szathmáry and her entourage will visit with their counterparts and visit various parts of the campus. Those accompanying Szathmáry include:

Debbie McCallum, acting vice president, administration; Douglas Ruth, dean, faculty of engineering; Leslie King, dean, faculty of environment; Robert Kerr, vice president, (academic) and provost; Joanne Keselman, vice president, research; Lorna Guse, associate dean (research), faculty of nursing; Brian Hennen, dean, faculty of medicine; Terry Hogan, associate dean, I.H. Asper School of Business and director, international exchange programs; Alan Simms, executive director, technology commercialization and research services; James Jamieson, dean, faculty of science; Fred Shore, executive director, university accessibility; Elaine Goldie, vice president, external; and Bob Raeburn, executive assistant to the president.
UND already has cooperative agreements with the University of Manitoba, such as the one that allows students to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from UND by taking a slightly modified preliminary engineering program at the University of Manitoba followed by three years at UND. The “UND/UM Anatomy and Cell Biology Interchange” has been held annually on the first Saturday after Labor Day at alternating campuses since 1984. The exchange, which usually draws a combined 50-60 persons for a morning scientific session with posters and oral presentations, was the brainchild of UND’s Edward Carlson, chair of anatomy and cell biology, and Vid Persaud, past chair of anatomy and cell biology at the University of Manitoba. The interchange has spawned numerous further interactions between the two departments, including seminar exchanges, technical cooperation, and research collaborations. UND and the University of Manitoba also are two of the five universities which make up The Linguistic Circle of Manitoba and North Dakota.

events to note

Celebration for Entrepreneur Center is Sept. 25

A celebration is set for Thursday, Sept. 25, at 4:30 p.m., for the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center. Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony, which begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn following the innovation and entrepreneurship seminar from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The entrepreneur center and tech incubator facility will house startup ventures, student entrepreneurs, student interns, Center for Innovation staff, entrepreneur advisors, and private investors in entrepreneurial ventures. The goal of the Entrepreneur Center is to increase the number of startup ventures, accelerate their growth, and increase the success rate of entrepreneur ventures to provide first-rate employers and provide employment opportunities to UND graduates in technology, science, business and knowledge-based fields of study.

The 2003 North Dakota Legislature designated the Center for Innovation as one of the first North Dakota Centers of Excellence and provided $800,000 in state funding to the Center for Innovation Foundation for the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center. Diving board entrepreneur Ray Rude of Stanley, N.D., matched the state grant with a donation to the foundation for $1.5 million, and aerospace entrepreneur James Ray donated $300,000. The Center for Innovation Foundation trustees have secured the remaining funds for the $3.2 million center through private sources to build the 19,000 square-foot structure that will be adjacent to the Rural Technology Incubator in the UND Technology Park. The building is expected to be completed in the fall of 2004.

UND Center for Innovation Foundation trustee Randy Newman, Chair and CEO of Alerus Financial, will preside at the celebration ceremony. Speakers will be Gov. John Hoeven, Sen. Ray Holmberg, UND President Charles Kupchella, SolutionPeople Founder Gerald Haman, and Director of the Center for Innovation Bruce Gjovig.

For more information, please contact Chris Diers at the Center for Innovation, 777-3132, or Chris@Innovators.net.

– Bruce Gjovig, director, Center for Innovation.


BPA dedicates Lanterman Investment Center

The College of Business and Public Administration will dedicate its new A. Kirk Lanterman Investment Center Friday, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m. in the Gamble Hall South Atrium. Speakers will include Dennis Elbert, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration; President Charles Kupchella; Tim O’Keefe, executive vice president and CEO of the Alumni Association and Foundation; and Hursha Ramaiya, president of the College of Business Student Council.

The program will include a demonstration of features of the center by Theron Nelson, chair of the department of finance and director of the center. A special reception at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center will follow the dedication.

A. Kirk Lanterman Investment Center

The A. Kirk Lanterman Investment Center will offer hands-on training and firsthand exposure to financial concepts such as portfolio construction, risk management, financial engineering, trading strategies, and corporate governance issues. This will take place in trading rooms where students are exposed to current technology and real-time data – the essential elements of the modern financial environment where decisions often must be made with lightening quickness.

The center will help extend UND’s reach into the business community – aiding with economic development efforts, including the recruitment and training of employees – and into high schools to convey the excitement and challenges of the modern business world to students and teachers alike. These efforts will assist in student recruitment and strengthen relationships with the business community and general public.

Alton Kirk Lanterman

Alton Kirk Lanterman was born Dec. 2, 1931, and spent part of his childhood in his hometown of Mandan before attending St. James Military School in Fairbault, Minn. In the fall of 1946 Lanterman enrolled at the University of North Dakota, but after only one semester, he was called to active duty with the North Dakota National Guard to serve on the front line as a medic in Korea. He spent one and a half years in combat.

After returning to the U.S., Lanterman earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Washington. He worked for PriceWaterhouse (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) and later as vice president for American Broadcasting Company before accepting a vice president position with Westours in 1970. In 1983, Lanterman was named president of Holland America Line-Westours in hopes of saving the then-floundering company. Within a year, he turned the company around. Holland America Line has been growing ever since.

In 1989, Lanterman founded and serves as CEO and chairman of Kirlan Venture Capital. He also serves on the board of Carnival Corporation and Usibelli Coal Mines of Alaska.

On July 29, 2003, Lanterman was inducted into the Royal Court of the Netherlands by Queen Beatrix. This is a title equal to the lords in England and is rarely granted to a non-Dutch citizen. Lanterman has served on numerous advisory boards to organizations such as the International Council of Cruise Agents, Academy of Travel and Cruising, National Association of Cruise Only Agencies, Academy of Travel & Tourism, and more. He was twice named Travel Executive of the Year and named Best Travel Executive in 1995 by the American Association of Travel Agents. In 2000 Lanterman received the Golden Compass Award and was named Alumnus of the Year by the University of Washington’s business school. In October 2002, Lanterman was honored with a Sioux Award, the UND Alumni Association’s highest honor.

– College of Business and Public Administration.


LEEPS lecture set for Sept. 26

Bret Fossum from Conoco Phillips will present a LEEPS lecture Friday, Sept. 26, at noon in 100 Leonard Hall. The title of his talk is “Reservoir Characterization Through 3D Geological Modeling and Visualization.” The geology and geological engineering Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science (LEEPS) lecture program brings nationally and internationally known scientists and others to UND to give talks on cutting edge science and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics, including academic science, applied engineering, and environmental issues of current significance.
For more information, contact Richard LeFever at 777-3014.

– Geology and Geological Engineering.


Alum, former Foreign Service officer will talk about Middle East

A 1966 history alumnus, Dr. William Harwood, will present “The Middle East: Perception and Reality” at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in 300 Merrifield Hall. The talk is open to all; a reception will follow.

Harwood served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in several Eastern European, Middle Eastern and African nations from 1977 onward. For more information contact me.

-- Jim Mochoruk, history, 777-3381.


Plan to attend Homecoming events

Everyone is welcome to attend Homecoming events this weekend. For the schedule, see www.undalumni.org/hc.htm.
Innovation Showcase and GROW UND Entrepreneur Workshop

• The Alumni Association and Center for Innovation are sponsoring an innovation showcase and workshop Friday, Sept. 26, at the Alerus Center. The showcase will begin at 9 a.m. and the workshop will begin at 1:30 p.m.

• Visit area businesses, entrepreneurs and campus innovations and see what they are doing to increase growth in the community and state. Meet Gerald Haman, world-renowned facilitator, and share your ideas on how to continue the growth of UND, Grand Forks and North Dakota.
Pre-game Party

• Get warmed up to cheer the UND football team to victory at the Homecoming pre-game party inside the Alerus Center, hosted by the Alumni Association Saturday, Sept. 27. The party starts at 11:30 a.m., and tickets are only $5. Call 777-2611 for reservations.

• At the party, hear the UND Pep Band and Pride of the North Marching Bands and meet this year’s Homecoming King and Queen. Get your cheering voices ready when the UND cheer and dance teams stop by, and send your good luck wishes to the team when athletic director Roger Thomas drops in to rev up the fans.

• Food and drinks will be available so come and get warmed up to “Stand Up and Cheer” for your Fighting Sioux!


Journalism students, teachers to convene at UND Sept. 29

More than 250 student journalists and journalism teachers from high schools in central and eastern North Dakota and eastern Minnesota will convene at the University Monday, Sept. 29, for the annual Northern Interscholastic Press Association (NIPA) scholastic journalism workshop.

Headquartered at UND, NIPA is the largest school press association in the Midwest, and serves student journalists, teachers and advisers in North Dakota and western Minnesota.

The annual workshop is sponsored by NIPA and the School of Communication, with support from the Grand Forks Herald, Dakota Student, Office of University Relations, and local Grand Forks businesses.

During the one-day workshop, students select from a total of 26 different sessions taught by practicing journalists, journalism teachers, and media professionals.

-- Sam Johnson, NIPA director, sam.johnson@sendit.nodak.edu, 777-4785.


Graduate committee meets Monday

The graduate committee will meet Monday, Sept. 29, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

  • Approval of minutes from Sept. 22;
  • Discussion of adjunct history graduate faculty nominations;
  • Continued review of graduate faculty nominations;
  • Request for new course: Chemical Engineering 535: Metallic Corrosion and Polymer Degradation. This item was tabled from the Sept. 15 meeting; and
  • Matters arising.

– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Lotus Center offers beginning meditation course

A five-week beginner course in Insight Meditation begins Monday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. The class will be taught by Lora Sloan, director of the Lotus Meditation Center, and Patrick Anderson, a former Buddhist monk and current Grand Forks resident. For those who have experience with meditation, we offer a sitting followed by talks on spiritual issues and discussions every Monday.

You will learn how to observe and work with your mind to access a more peaceful, healthy, enjoyable way of living. No belief system is necessary. Come see for yourself.

Classes are: Beginners meditation: Mondays at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 to Oct. 27; experienced meditators: Mondays at 7 p.m., ongoing; book study: Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield begins Nov. 3.

– Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center.


First faculty box lunch session focuses on teaching with technology

The faculty box lunch discussion series begins Tuesday, Sept. 30, with “Technologically United - For Better or For Worse.” The session will run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Room of the Union.

Led by professors Dave Yearwood and Myrna Olson of teaching and learning, this session will focus on the effects of some of the changes necessitated by using new technologies in the academic arena. Changes to be targeted include the roles of teachers and students, the skills of teachers and students, the expectations students have of teachers, and the relationship between teachers and students.

To sign up and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by Friday, Sept. 26.

– Libby Rankin, director, instructional development.


Supplemental retirement plans available to all employees

Supplemental retirement plans are available for all UND employees. Workshops explaining the programs are set for Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. in 211 Rural Technology Center, and Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.

You’ll find out how to save on taxes, save for retirement, and invest in SRAs. This program explains how a supplemental retirement annuity (SRA) offers you an easy, affordable, and tax-deferred way to build the additional assets you may need to adequately support a longer life-span.

The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 enacts a number of changes that may have a positive impact on your retirement savings. Some topics include increased limits, new catch-up provision, additional tax-sheltered plan, and Roth & Classic IRA contracts.

The program will be presented by Molly Melanson, institutional investment consultant, TIAA-CREF.
To register, contact the University Within the University office at 777-2128, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or online at www.conted.und.edu/U2. Let us know if you have special needs or accommodations.

– U2 program.


Agenda listed for Oct. 2 University Senate meeting

The University Senate will meet Thursday, Oct. 2, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.

1. Announcements.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.

4. Annual report of the faculty instructional development committee, Joel Iiams, chair.
5. Annual report of the committee on committees, Mary Askim-Lovseth, chair.
6. Annual report of the honors committee, Tami Carmichael, chair.

7. UND web course information site, Jan Goodwin.

– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University Senate.


International Night features South Korea

Join us at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., at 7 p.m. Thursdays for International Night. Thursday, Oct. 2, will feature South Korea. Enjoy international cuisine, learn about different cultures and make new friends.

– International Centre.


Meet and Eat set for Oct. 2

The Women’s Center will host a Meet and Eat Thursday, Oct. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Janet Sundquist, UND associate for Community Violence Intervention Center, will discuss domestic violence in Grand Forks and the surrounding area. Lunch will be served.

– Patty McIntyre, program associate, Women’s Center.


Symphony presents “Grand Romances” Oct. 4

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra celebrates the opening of its 95th season with “Grand Romances,” featuring popular songs and arias from light opera and musical theater, Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m., Empire Arts Center. Job Christenson, Anne Christopherson, Royce Blackurn and Louise Pinkerton join the symphony with music from Phantom of the Opera, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Bizet’s Toreador Song and more. Ticket information is available at 777-4090.

– Greater Grand Forks Symphony.


All invited to diabetes walk

Everyone is welcome at America’s Walk for Diabetes, a fundraiser, Saturday, Oct. 4, in University Park. Registration is at 11 a.m. Early birds should register at 8:30 for the 9 a.m. walk. It’s a chance to raise money for a good cause while lowering your blood sugar. Exercise is one way to combat diabetes and this walk promises to be fun. Sign up online at www.diabetes.org, or call the local diabetes office at 746-4427.

– Stacie Varnson, office of the provost, 777-4901.


OctSOBERfest features comedian

OctSOBERfest 2003 will feature Bernie McGrenahan Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. He will present happy hour comedy and comedy with a twist. It is sponsored by Greek Council, University Program Council, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT), UND Athletics and Student Health Services through NCAA Positive Partie [sic] Choices.

– Karen Tan, ADAPT GSA.


Clothesline Project on display Oct. 6-10

The ninth annual display of the N.D. Clothesline Project will take place Monday through Friday, Oct. 6-10, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Hours are Oct. 6 to 9, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Oct. 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Clothesline Project is a visual display of T-shirts that bear witness to the effects of violence in our society. Each shirt represents a particular adult or child’s experience and is decorated by the survivor or by a family member or friend.

– Women’s Center and Community Violence Intervention Center.


Art gallery will exhibit photography

The Col. E. Myers Art Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center, has announced a change of schedule. From Monday, Oct. 6, to Thursday, Oct. 16, the gallery will exhibit photos by the three instructors of photography in the art department: Paul Fundingsland, Paul Gronhovd, and Rick Tonder.

– Brian Paulsen, gallery director.


Medical School for the public to focus on the heart

“Follow Your Heart” is the focus of a seven-week course offered to the public by faculty members of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences through the Medical School for the Public beginning Tuesday, Oct. 7.

The course, which meets from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Clinical Education Center of the University Health Facility, is the second to be offered by the medical school. It will be an informative and entertaining public education program designed to familiarize participants with medical terminology, increase their knowledge of medicine, and provide insights into medical research.

The course will also be sent live via videoconference technology to medical school-affiliated locations in Bismarck, Fargo and Minot. Presentations may also be viewed through the medical school’s web site: www.med.und.edu (click on “webcast”).

The course is intended for adult learners who want to deepen their understanding of the structure and function of the human cardiovascular system, with an emphasis on recent, cutting-edge developments. All sessions will be taught by medical school faculty who are recognized, some of them nationally, as leading teachers, physicians and researchers in their respective fields. A hands-on approach with preserved specimens will characterize the learning experience in the first session, titled “Knowing Your Heart,” which will lead students to an understanding of the structure of the heart and vasculature through discussion and hands-on laboratory exercises.

Other sessions are:
• “The Heart as a Pump,” a study of the function of the heart through discussion and hands-on laboratory exercises;
• “Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease,” focusing on cholesterol, its role in the body, how it contributes to cardiovascular disease, and current knowledge and practice in its clinical management;
• “High Blood Pressure,” looking at how high blood pressure affects the cardiovascular system, and current knowledge and practice in its clinical management;
• “Visualizing the Heart,” learn how physicians understand heart function by state-of-the-art clinical imaging and diagnostic tests;
• “Heart Surgery,” explore state-of-the-art techniques and patient outcomes in coronary artery bypass graft surgery and coronary transplantation; and
• “Cardiovascular Health,” learn about heart disease prevention and risk reduction, and the roles of nutrition and exercise in maintaining good cardiovascular health.

Participants will not have homework assignments or take tests, but will be asked to complete evaluation forms at the end of the course. Those who attend every session will receive certificates of completion during the final class Nov. 18.

Enrollment is limited. A non-refundable $30 fee covers the cost of materials. Fees will be accepted at the first class session. For more information or to register, please call Faye Aker at 777-3800 or e-mail: fyaker@medicine.nodak.edu.

For those who wish to attend the course in Bismarck, Fargo and Minot, the registration fee is $20 per person. For more information or to register, in Bismarck call Lonna Augustadt at 328-9579, in Fargo call Kristi Hofer at 293-4108, and in Minot call Jodee Nielsen at 858-6774.

The medical school for the public is patterned after mini-medical school programs which have been conducted by other medical schools around the country. Organizers praise such programs as an effective means of offering the public a view into how medical education is conducted and conveying the newest information and knowledge about human health.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


International Paleontology Society to hold field trip in North Dakota

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP), the premiere international organization for the study of vertebrate fossils, will hold its annual meeting this year in St. Paul, Minn., in association with the Science Museum of Minnesota. Joseph Hartman (geology and geological engineering) will lead SVP participants on a pre-meeting field trip through southwestern North Dakota Oct. 12-14, preceding the annual meeting in St. Paul Oct. 15-18.

Scholars from England, Germany, and Japan, Canada, and at least 10 states will tour important North Dakota fossil deposits. Localities on the field trip will include stops near Huff (south of Mandan), New Salem (Judson), Dickinson (South Heart), Rhame, the Little Missouri River near Golva (south of Beach), and Medora. These localities include the Cretaceous-age dinosaur-bearing Hell Creek Formation and the overlying Paleocene-age Fort Union Formation, which contain mammalian, reptilian, and other vertebrate fossils.

Trip participants will also be shown physical evidence of the Cretaceous-Tertiary impact event, thought to be, in part, responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs and their cohorts 65 million years ago.

The tour will stop at North Dakota museums including the Heritage Center in Bismarck and the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum in Bowman. With Hartman will be co-leaders Allen Kihm of Minot State University, John Hoganson of the North Dakota Geological Survey (Bismarck), Dean Pearson of the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum, and John Hunter of New York Institute of Technology. Students Karew Schumaker (Minot; Minot State University) and Georgia Knauss (Bowman; University of Iowa) will facilitate the field trip program by discussing their research at specific stops.

For additional information, please contact Joseph Hartman at joseph.hartman@und.nodak.edu, 777-5055. The field trip program is supported in part by the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, the Energy & Environmental Research Center, and the North Dakota Geological Survey.

– Joseph Hartman, geology and geological engineering.


Retired 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 Fritz Auditorium.

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 or alcohol.

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 program.
It is free and open to the public.

– Odegard School.


Student health hosts conference Oct. 15-17

Student health services will host the 2003 North Central College Health Association (NCCHA) annual conference Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 15-17, at the Memorial Union. Keynote speakers include: David Hunnitcutt, president, Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA), Omaha, Neb.; Stephen Wonderlich, co-director, Eating Disorders Institute, Fargo; and Alana Knudson-Buresh, senior research associate, Center for Rural Health. They will address topics ranging from eating disorders and bioterrorism to dreaming big and making things happen.

Please plan to join UND Student Health for a full schedule of exciting, diverse and informational sessions. For more information and instructions on how to register, please visit www.conted.und.edu/nccha, or contact Alan Allery or Candy Homstad at student health, 777-4500.

Continuing education credit hours have been applied for in nursing, medical, counseling, social work, pharmacy, health education and psychology.

– Candance Homstad, health care analyst, student health services.


ND EPSCoR invites new faculty start up proposals

ND EPSCoR invites proposals from department chairs, and deans who are recruiting chair positions, to compete for start-up funds for tenure-track faculty to be hired during FY05. The major goal of this program is to staff our research-intensive universities with new faculty who will be very competitive for grants from federal agency science, engineering and mathematics research programs.

Proposers should submit an abstract by noon Friday, Oct. 24. Abstracts will be used to assist in the selection of a review panel for the proposals, but are not a requirement and will not be part of the evaluation. Proposals are due in the ND EPSCoR office by noon Monday, Nov. 10. ND EPSCoR anticipates making 10 to 15 awards. The RFP is available at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu/rfps.

ND EPSCoR is a federally and state funded program designed to improve the ability of university researchers to compete more effectively for federal, regional and private research grants in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

– David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, Fargo.


National depression screening day is Oct. 8

UND students will have an opportunity to learn an important personal health statistic Wednesday, Oct. 8. The University counseling center and student health promotion will conduct free depression screening between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in front of McCannel Hall and in the Memorial Union.

Depression strikes more than 17 million Americans each year, according to the figures from the National Institute of Mental Health, and treatment can help more than 80 percent of those affected. Common symptoms of depression include feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, restlessness and irritability; changes in sleep and appetite; loss of energy; and thoughts of death and suicide. Students who choose to participate in this screening will complete an anonymous, written test for depression and have an opportunity to discuss the results with one of the counseling center staff.

Please help bring this program to the attention of students, since college students tend to have a much higher rate of depression than the general public.

– Shu-Fen Shih, University counseling center.


Artsplace exhibits Jerry Olson’s work

Artsplace, 1110 Second Ave. N., will feature art work and photography by the late Jerry Olson, longtime photographer for the University, through Nov. 8. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter.


Please announce leadership workshop series to students

The Memorial Union leadership workshop series will continue Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Leadership Inspiration Room (Room 115). U.S. Bank Branch Manager Jill Fritel will discuss ways to seek out leadership opportunities. Additional workshops will be held in the same room each Wednesday at 3 p.m. through Oct. 29. Future topics include:
Oct. 8, “The Art of Caring leadership,” Gordon Henry; Oct. 15, Relationship Building,” Traie Dockter; Oct. 22, “Personal Mission and Vision Statements,” Craig Knudsvig; Oct. 29, “Ethics and Values,” Kris Compton.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 777-2898 or e-mail leadership@und.nodak.edu.

– Hursha Ramaiya, project coordinator for leadership development, Memorial Union.


“Take Back the Night” march and rally is Oct. 9

The “Take Back the Night” march and rally Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Dakota Lounge, UND Memorial Union is an annual march and rally in which the community comes together to stand against violence. Violence in the home, in the schools, or on the streets affects us all as a community. Since the night is often considered an unsafe time, the purpose of the “Take Back the Night” rally and march is to reclaim the night and to bring awareness into our community to stop the violence in our homes, schools and streets. To do your part to help stop this epidemic, join the Community Violence Intervention Center and the UND Women’s Center to speak out against violence, and attend the march and rally.
For more information please call 746-0405.

– Janet Sundquist, UND associate, Community Violence Intervention Center.


“Wellness...A Way of Life” program begins Oct. 13

Staff and faculty are encouraged to participate in the new “Wellness... A Way of Life” program, which will focus on the seven dimensions of wellness. Kicking off the program on Monday, Oct. 13, Jennifer Kelly, Blue Cross Blue Shield, will present “One Foot in Front of the Other.” At this session focusing on the physical dimension of wellness, participants will receive a free pedometer. Participants will experience the “Labyrinth Walk” which is the emphasis of the Oct. 20 spiritual dimension session. “Stress Management: Caring for Yourself When You are Stretched to the Limit” is the theme for the Oct. 27 session highlighting the psychological dimension. The Nov. 3 session, “Insight Meditation: Mind Training for More Focused and Relaxed Living” is the focus of the intellectual dimension discussion. On Nov. 10, participants will have some lighthearted fun during “The Hunt.” This session highlights the environmental dimension. The Office of Work Force Development will present “The Power of Recognition” Nov. 17 when the vocational dimension is addressed. Concluding the program with the social dimension, Ann Dolence will discuss “Celebrating Self-Care” Nov. 24.

Each session is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in the Memorial Union. Please select your preferred time when you register. All sessions will be held at the Memorial Union, River Valley Room.

There is a $10 fee to participate. All participants will receive a pedometer courtesy of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Dakota. When participants earn points using the seven dimensions of wellness, they receive water bottles and T-shirts.
There are some different registration procedures for this special event. When registering online at the U2 web site, www.conted.und.edu/U2, click on the logo. This will bring you to a registration screen that contains more information requests than typical U2 events. Or call 777-4788 to register by phone. Registrations with completed payment are due by October 3.
This event is sponsored by the wellness office, University Within the University program, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For more information, visit the UND Wellness web site at www.wellness.und.edu and click on the wellness icon.

-- Laurie Betting, wellness office and Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University (U2) program.


Tickets on sale now for events at Chester Fritz Auditorium

Great seats are still available for the 2003-04 shows at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. With a wide variety of shows, from Broadway theatre to ballet and comedy to Celtic music, this season promises something for everyone.
Broadway Theatre: The Sound of Music, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Seussical the Musical, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.; and RENT, April 19, 7:30 p.m.

Family Theatre: Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Nov. 16, 3 p.m.; and Maggie & the Ferocious Beast, March 13, 3 p.m.
Special Performances: Northern Plains Ballet Co. - Elements with Fabuki Daiko, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.; The Oak Ridge Boys, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.; George Winston, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.; UND Steel Drum Band, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Nutcracker Ballet 2003, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 23, 3 p.m.; Ye Olde English Christmasse Feaste, Dec. 4-6, 7 p.m.; Lorie Line, Dec. 14, 3 and 7 p.m.; Late Nite Catechism, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Northern Plains Ballet Co. - Cinderella, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.; Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra featuring Quadre, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Gaelic Storm, April 24, 7:30 p.m.; Northern Plains Ballet Co. - Brilliante, May 1, 7:30 p.m.

Descriptions and pricing can be found online at www.cfa.und.edu. Get your tickets at the Chester Fritz Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 772-5151 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For information only, call the Chester Fritz box office at 777-4090.

– Betty Allan, event and program coordinator, Chester Fritz Auditorium.


Enrollment services seeks faculty involvement in recruitment

Enrollment services deeply appreciates faculty willingness to participate in the recruitment activities which are planned throughout the year. Knowing that advance warning is useful as you plan for your year’s activities, this is a summary of the main Saturday events for which your assistance is requested. Please mark your calendars; more specific details will precede each event.

Saturday recruitment events: Nov. 1, Fall open house (audience: mainly high school seniors); Feb. 21, Spring open house (audience: mainly high school juniors and transfer students); April 3, Transfer Student Getting Started hosted by Student Academic Services (audience: transfer students needing advisement and course registration).
Thank you for helping in the University’s recruitment efforts.

– Kenton Pauls, director, enrollment services.


Midterm student feedback process offered for faculty

If you believe it would be useful to receive midterm feedback from students in one of your classes, now is the time to arrange for an SGID (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis). The SGID process, facilitated by a trained faculty colleague, is a method of generating student perceptions about how their learning is progressing in your course. It is conducted by an outsider to your class and students are free to be direct. Since it is normally done around midterm, you receive the feedback at a time in the semester when there is still ample opportunity for you to consider any changes that might improve student learning. The SGID process is flexible enough to be used with both large and small classes, and yields information likely to be useful to both beginning and experienced faculty.

For more information about the SGID process, contact Joan Hawthorne at 777-6381 or joan.hawthorne@und.nodak.edu. If you would like to request an SGID, contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or jana.hollands@und.nodak.edu.

– Joan Hawthorne, University writing program.


NCA accreditation reports distributed

Copies of the executive summary of the Self-Study Report for the accreditation of the University by the Higher Learning Commission of NCA are being distributed on campus to all full-time faculty and benefitted staff members, as well as to all student organizations. If you do not receive a copy and wish to have one, please contact Audrey at 777-72764, audrey.pearson@mail.und.nodak.edu. The executive summary, as well as the full report, are also available on the UND home page at www.und.edu.

– Dan Rice (dean, education and human development), Steering Committee Chair.


Norwegian videos available for loan

Through the generous support of the Office of Instructional Development, the Department of Languages has been able to purchase seven Norwegian videos. These are available in the language lab, 306A Merrifield Hall, and may be checked out free of charge to interested faculty, staff, and students. The titles of the films and the years they were made are: The Last Lieutenant (1994), Kristin Lavransdatter (1995), The Other Side of Sunday (1996), Insomnia (1997), Mendel (1997), Aberdeen (2001), and Elling (2002 - DVD version also available). Aberdeen is in English; the others are all in Norwegian with English sub-titles.

In addition to the Norwegian videos, there are also 14 Spanish-language, 17 Russian-language, 33 French-language, and 100 German-language full-length feature films available for loan.

– Jerome Bakken, language lab director.


Conversation partners needed

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.


Children sought for memory study

Researchers at the University are conducting a study of children’s memory. Children will view a 10-minute video with an experimenter and be interviewed about the video one week later for 15 to 30 minutes. All children will receive $5 McDonald’s gift certificates for participating. In addition, there will be a lottery for two $50 gift certificates for Kay-Bee Toys at the end of the study.

If you and your child are interested in participating in this study on campus or at your home, please call me at 777-3790.

– April Bradley, psychology.


Disregard credit card offers

Departments should disregard/destroy any credit card offers from vendors (ex, MilesOne Business Platinum Visa). Department personnel are not authorized to enter into any credit card agreements that are not administered by UND.
UND only supports the Visa purchasing card and the UND travel card.

– Allison Peyton, accounting services, and Jerry Clancy, purchasing.


Studio One lists lineup

College senior Jason Senti will speak on the CubeSat project at UND this week on Studio One.
CubeSat is the second attempt by engineering students to design and launch a satellite. It will function like a commercial satellite, but with lower production costs. We’ll find out what is involved in the design, testing, and launching process.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, residents in Crookston, Minn., are starting the recovery process after a recent landslide destroyed several homes and buildings. Insurance policies do not cover landslides; we’ll hear reactions to this news.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Rebroadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg.

– Studio One Marketing Team.


Grand prize winners listed

The staff recognition week committee congratulates the following winners of the 10 grand prizes given during State Employee Week:

Two UND hockey tickets (compliments of President’s office), Norma Haley, auxiliary services; two UND football tickets (compliments of President’s office), Abby Byzenski, biology; Red Lobster certificate (compliments of Glass & Paint), Dave Sundine, facilities; one hour airplane ride, JoAnn Albrecht, purchasing; one hour airplane ride, Cassie Gerhardt, Memorial Union; two Chester Fritz tickets, Jane Beasley, RAIN program; one poolside room at the Roadking Inn, Wendy Warner, grants and contracts; Terry Redlin print (compliments of Forks Frame Up), Linda Neuerburg, American Indian Student Services; one pair earrings (compliments of Badman Designs), Rick Palmiscno, facilities; and kitchen knife set (compliments of Dakota TV), Jerry Braathen, facilities.

The committee would like to thank everyone for attending this year’s events and especially thanks to all the volunteers who assisted us in making the week a success.

– Judy Jahnke (BPA), for staff recognition week committee.


U2 lists classes

Below are U2 workshops for Oct. 7-16. Visit our web site for additional workshops in October and November.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/. 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.

Defensive Driving: Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state 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: Officer Tom Brockling.

Performance Evaluation and Progressive Discipline: Oct. 7, 1 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Supervisors will learn the fundamentals of conducting honest, fair, and consistent evaluations, and receive guidelines for using a progressive discipline system. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

Accounting Services Policies and Procedures: Oct. 8, 9 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Review accounting policies and procedures and any recent changes or updates. Presenter: accounting services. Beneficial Work Station Design and Solving Ergonomic Problems: Oct. 8, 2 to 4 p.m., 17 Swanson Hall. New class designed to review ergonomic principles and factors relating to workstation design. Office, industrial, trade areas and tool selection will be included. In addition, problem solving methods will be utilized to address a variety of design problems. Class is appropriate for employees and supervisors in all areas on campus. Presenter: Claire Moen.

Interpersonal Conflict — When and how do you get involved? Oct. 9, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Fee: $15 (includes material and refreshments). Whether we like it or not, interpersonal conflicts occur every day in our workplaces. Many people are uncomfortable with conflict and avoid problem areas with the hope that the issues will just go away. As we know, these problems do not disappear. Learn how to handle these conflicts more effectively and avoid getting caught in the middle. Presenter: Daniel Bjerknes.

Navigating General Education Requirements: Oct. 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Learn how to creatively and effectively maneuver through the general education requirements when working with your advisees. Discover strategies for helping students understand the importance and value of the GERs. Presenter: student academic services.
Prevent Harassment: Promote Respect (instructor-led training session): Oct. 13, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Room B320B, School of Medicine and Health Sciences (please note room change). Presenter: Maria Saucedo.

Don’t Get Burned: Oct. 16, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 128 Ryan Hall. This course will cover issues related to fire and life safety. Fires are emergencies that can be devastating to individuals at both the workplace, and at home. In addition to learning about basic fire safety principles, participants will receive instruction and hands-on experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers. Presenters: Mike Powers and Jason Uhlir.

– Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University within the University


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 shirley.griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Portions of the following data were derived from the Community of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside the University of North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on the COS web site.

Library of Congress Fellowship in International Studies–Support for research in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences using foreign language collections of the Library of Congress. Deadlines: 11/3/03, 7/1/04. Contact: Office of Fellowships and Grants, 212-697-1505; grants@acls.org; http://www.acls.org/locguide.htm.

National Glaucoma Research (NGR) Awards support basic research on the causes of or treatments for age-related and degenerative diseases, especially improving understanding of glaucoma. Contact: American Health Assistance Foundation, 1-800- 437-2423; smonahan@ahaf.org; http://www.ahaf.org/glaucoma/research/glresrch.htm. Deadline: 11/18/03.

Awards for Study in Scandinavia—Grants–Funding for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to conduct research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries. Deadlines: 11/1/03, 7/1/04. Contact: Scandinavia House, 212-879-9779; info@amscan.org; http://www.amscan.org/asfsis_1.pdf.

Established Researcher Awards support research to improve understanding of aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria in order to improve therapy for its victims. Contact: Marilyn Baker, 1-800-747-2820; baker@aamds.org; http://www.aamds-international.org/grants.shtml. Deadline: 11/20/03.


Ansel Adams Research Fellowships support faculty from any discipline, museum professionals, independent researchers, and candidates for advanced degrees who need to use the archives, photograph collection, and/or library of the Center for Creative Photography. Deadlines: 10/31/03, 8/1/04. Contact: Research Fellowship, 520-621-7968; oncenter@ccp.library.arizona.edu; http://www.library.arizona.edu/branches/ccp/ccp/education/internships.html.

Fall/Spring Congressional Internship Program–Interns (undergraduate students) work in the offices of the Congressional Black Caucaus Members, thus learning about legislative and administrative processes of Congressional offices. Contact: CBCF, 202-675-6730; cbcf@publicwire.com; http://cbcfinc.org/Congressional_fallspring.html. Deadline: 11/20/03.

Dissertation Fellowships allow recipients, from all disciplines of the liberal arts and engineering, to complete final requrements for the Ph.D. or M.F.A.degree while in residency at a consortium college. Contact: Jean Cousins, 641-269-3000; cousins@grinnell.edu; http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/dean/csmp/dissertation/jnl/. Deadline: 11/15/03.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have completed the Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree within the past 5 years. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/dean/csmp/postdoctoral/.

DeLill Nasser Awards for Professional Development in Genetics are given to graduate students and postdoctoral trainees for travel costs to attend national and international meetings, and to enroll in laboratory courses at host institutions. Deadline: 11/16/03. Contact: Elaine

Strass, 301- 571-1826; estrass@genetics.faseb.org; http://www.faseb.org/genetics/gsa/nasser-info.htm.

Long-Term MCH Training (HRSA-04-053)–Funding for: Long Term Training in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND), or training for the Leadership Education Certificate in Public Health. Deadlines: 10/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/20/03 (Application). Contact: LEND, Denise Sofka, 301-443-0344, dsofka@hrsa.gov; or Leadership Education in Public Health, Nanette H. Pepper, 301-443-6445, npepper@hrsa.gov; or http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/preview/mch.htm#hrsa04053.

Partnership for Information and Communication Cooperative Agreement Program (PICA) (HRSA 04-061)--Funding for collaboration with governmental, professional, and private membership organizations representing community, state, and private sector leaders, to share information about approaches to improving maternal and child health issues, and clarify perspectives of stakeholders in maternal and child health care in the following categories: Family Partnerships in Maternal and Child Health (FPPIC), and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Mental Health (MHPIC). Deadline: 11/17/03. Contact: Isadora Hare, 301-443-6392; Ihare@hrsa.gov; http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/preview/mch.htm.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities are awarded to minority individuals for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs in the behavioral sciences; literature, languages, and humanities; history, philosophy, and religion; social sciences; life sciences; chemistry; earth sciences; physics and astronomy; engineering; mathematics; and computer science. Deadline: 11/19/03. Contact: Fellowship Office, 202-334-2872; infofell@nas.edu; http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/fordpredoc.html.

Activities to Promote Research Collaborations–Supplementary funds, for current Division of Cancer Biology grantees, to support collaborative activities among diverse scientific disciplines. 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. Deadlines: 11/3/03, 3/1/04. Contact: John Sogn, 301-594-8782; js150x@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-03-035.html.

Cancer Research Small Grant Program–Support for developmental research in chemoprevention agent development, biomarkers, early detection, and nutrition science. Deadlines: 11/20/03, 3/22/04, 7/20/04. Contact: Sudhir Srivastava, 301-496-3983; srivasts@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-176.html.

A-Aldosterone Antagonists for Treatment of Heart Filure With Preserved Systolic Function--Support to establish a Clinical Trials Coordinating Center (CTCC) for randomized controlled trials of aldosterone-antagonist treatment of heart failure patients with preserved systolic function. Deadline: 11/4/03. Contact: Lisa O’Neill, 301-435-0345; http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/nhlbi/rafs/rfas.htmlo17f@nih.gov.

Neurological Indices of Long Term Solvent Exposure in Workers–Support for projects using quantifiable techniques to assess long-term exposures to organic solvents, and objective diagnostic tools to assess chronic neurologic effects of long-term occupational solvent exposure. Contact: Michael Galvin, 404-498-2524; mtg3@cdc.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-04-001.html. Deadlines: 11/3/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/17/03 (Application).

Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2004–Support to establish core research centers for interdisciplinary research and training to advance diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Contact: Ljubisa Vitkovic, 301-496-1383; vitkovil@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-027.html. Deadlines: 11/19/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/19/03 (Application).

Population Research Infrastructure Program--Support for infrastructure development and/or research to: enhance quality and quantity of population research conducted at an institution; and develop new research capabilities to advance population research through innovative approaches. Interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation is encouraged. Two types of awards will be made: full-fledged Research Infrastructure Awards and Developmental Awards. Deadlines: 10/21/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/21/03 (Application). Contact: Christine Bachrach, 301-496-9485; cbachrach@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-026.html.

Career Transition Awards support individuals with research or health-professional doctorates or their equivalent, who have some research experience, to receive training in an NIDDK intramural laboratory (Phase I) and conduct basic or clinical research at a domestic, non-federal organization (Phase II). Deadline: 11/18/03. Contact: Phase I: Louis Simchowitz, 301-451-9808, ls347f@nih.gov; Phase II: Judith Podskalny, 301-594-8876, jp53s@nih.gov;
or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-151.html.

Pilot Research Grant Program--Small grant awards to facilitate entry of new investigators into aging research, and to encourage established investigators to enter new targeted, high priority areas in this field. Areas of interest are listed in the complete program announcement at the website below. Deadlines: 11/17/03. Contact: See the complete program announcement at the website below for contact individuals in the various fields of interest; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-056.html.

A Solicitation of the Public Health Service for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract Proposals–Support for innovative research that will contribute toward meeting program objectives of PHS agencies. Information on specific programs is available at the website below. Deadline: 11/14/03. Contact: Office of Extramural Programs, 301-435-2688; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm.

Development of High Resolution Probes for Cellular Imaging-– Support for multi-investigator teams to develop new technologies for higher sensitivity biological imaging in living cells, in order to create new probes with enhanced spectral characteristics to improve detection schemes by a factor of 10 to 100. Deadlines: 10/20/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/20/03 (Application). Contact: Catherine Lewis, 301-594-0828; lewisc@nigms.nih.gov;

Novel HIV Therapies: Integrated Preclinical/Clinical Program–Funding for discovery, development, and evaluation of innovative therapies for HIV infection. Preclinical areas of interest are: development/validation of new therapeutic targets; and discovery, development, and evaluation of small molecule inhibitors of viral or cellular proteins or pathways critical to HIV replication and/or persistence. The clinical focus is on iterative bench to bedside research to optimize new therapeutic approaches. Deadlines: 11/17/03, 11/17/04. Contact: See the complete program announcement at the following website for contact information for each of the participating institutes; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-138.html.

Novel Technologies for In Vivo Imaging–Support for research for proof of feasibility, development, and delivery of novel imaging technologies for early detection, screening, diagnosis, image-guided interventions, and treatment of various diseases, and to facilitate limited evaluation studies to show proof of concept and functionality. Contact: See the complete program announcement at the website below for contact information for each of the participating institutes; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-124.html. Deadlines: 10/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/19/03 (Application).

Novel Technologies for in Vivo Imaging (SBIR/STTR)--Funding for development and delivery of novel image acquisition or enhancement technology and methods for biomedical imaging and image-guided interventions and therapy, including limited pilot or clinical feasibility evaluations using either pre-clinical models or clinical studies. Contact: See the program notice at the website listed below for contact information for each of the participating institutes; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-125.html. Deadlines: 10/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/19/03 (Application).

Novel Therapeutic and Pathogenetic Studies of Oculomotor Disorders–Support to develop novel approaches to disorders that affect ocular motility, including strabismus syndromes, myasthenia gravis, congenital fibrosis syndromes, congenital nystagmus, and other disorders that compromise eye movement in the orbit and limit visual acuity. Deadline: 11/21/03. Contact: Chyren Hunter, 301-451-2020; clh@nei.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EY-03-001.html.

Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging provide support for training of junior to mid-career faculty members in clinical aging research and to establish an independent program of research in this field. Deadlines: 11/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/17/03 (Application). Contact: Robin A. Barr, 301-496-9322; BarrR@nia.nih.gov;

Tools for Genetic Studies in Zebrafish–Support for research designed to exploit the power of mutagenesis screening in zebrafish to detect and characterize genes, pathways, and phenotypes of interest in development and aging, organ formation, behavior, and disease processes. Contact: Lorette Javois, 301-496-5541; lj89j@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-142.html. Deadlines: 10/21/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/19/03 (Application).

U.S.-Japan Brain Research Collaborative Program (BRCP)–Support for studies of molecular, cellular, and integrative mechanisms of brain function. Funding is provided for research collaboration between scientists in the U.S. and Japan; exchange and training of scientists; and information exchange via meetings or workshops. Deadline: 10/27/03. Contact: Yuan Liu, 301-496-1917; liuyuan2@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-03-024.html.

The Role of Air Pollutants in Cardiovascular Disease--Support for research on the mechanisms by which air pollutants, especially particulate matter, contribute to development, progression, or exacerbation of cardiovascular disease. Deadlines: 11/24/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/19/03 (Application). Contact: J. Patrick Mastin, 919-541-3289; mastin@niehs.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-03-010.html.

Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI), Assessment of Student Achievement in Undergraduate Education (ASA) Track (NSF 03-584)--Funding for research on assessment, development and dissemination of assessment practices, materials (tools), and measures to guide efforts that improve effectiveness of courses, curricula, programs of study, and academic institutions in promoting student achievement, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Deadline: 10/29/03. Contact: Myles G. Boylan, 703-292-4617; mboylan@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03584/nsf03584.htm.

Digital Society and Technologies–Support for research to develop new knowledge about complex processes of adaptation and interchange between society and new information technologies. Research topics include universal participation in a digital society; large-scale social technologies for science, education, and work collaboration and learning; ethical principles in technical design; information privacy and intellectual property in a digital age; and technologies for independence throughout life. Contact: C. Suzanne Iacono, 703-292-8930; siacono@nsf.gov; http://www.cise.nsf.gov/fndg/pubs/pub_list2.cfm?sort=pgm_titl&view=titl&type=all&div=iis. Deadline: 11/16/03.

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG) (NSF 02-173)--Partial support of doctoral dissertation research in order to improve overall quality of the research, allow doctoral candidates to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings away from the home campus, and provide opportunities for greater diversity in collecting and creativity in analyzing data than would otherwise be possible. Deadline: 11/21/03. Contact: Environmental Biology: 703-292-8480, ddig-deb@nsf.gov; or Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, 703-292-7875, ddig-ibn@nsf.gov; or http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02173/nsf02173.htm.

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)–Support for students in the early stages of their graduate study for research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. Deadlines: 11/04/03 - Life Sciences, Physics and Astronomy; 11/05/03

- Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Geosciences; 11/6/03 - Social Sciences, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Psychology, Chemistry. Contact: National Science Foundation, 703-292-5111; nsfgrfp@orau.gov; http://www.orau.org/nsf/nsffel.htm.
Human-Computer Interaction–Support for research fundamental to design and evaluation of systems that mediate between computers and humans, and to lead to creation of tomorrow’s user interface software and technology. Deadline: 11/16/03. Contact: Ephraim Glinert, 703-292-8930; eglinert@nsf.gov; http://www.cise.nsf.gov/fndg/pubs/pub_list2.cfm?sort=pgm_titl&view=titl&type=all&div=iis.

Information and Data Management–Support for research fundamental to design, implementation, development, management, and use of database, information retrieval, and knowledge-based systems. Deadline: 11/16/03. Contact: Maria Zemankova, 703-292-8930; mzemanko@nsf.gov; http://www.cise.nsf.gov/fndg/pubs/pub_list2.cfm?sort=pgm_titl&view=titl&type=all&div=iis.

Knowledge and Cognitive Systems–Funding for research fundamental to development of machines that behave intelligently, either in conjunction with humans (computer-aided machine intelligence) or alone (autonomous intelligent agents). Deadlines: 11/16/03, 3/1/04. Contact: William Bainbridge, 703-292-8930; wbainbri@nsf.gov; http://www.cise.nsf.gov/fndg/pubs/pub_list2.cfm?sort=pgm_titl&view=titl&type=all&div=iis.

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) (NSF 03-044)–Support for partnerships between researchers in science and engineering and those in science education to develop effective strategies and interventions for integrating nanoscale science and engineering into formal education in grades 7-16; and to increase public awareness of advances in nanoscale research and technology and their impact on society. Contact: National Science Foundation, 703-292-5111; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03044/nsf03044.htm. Deadlines: 11/17/03, 2/20/04.

Robotics and Human Augmentation (RHA)--Support for fundamental research in robotics (i.e., machines with sensing, intelligence, and mobility), with emphasis on systems operating in unstructured environments with a high level of uncertainty; interaction and cooperation of humans and robots; and advanced sensory systems, particularly computer vision. Deadlines: 11/16/03, 3/1/04. Contact: Junku Yuh, 703-292-8930; jyuh@nsf.gov; http://www.cise.nsf.gov/fndg/pubs/pub_list2.cfm?sort=pgm_titl&view=titl&type=all&div=iis.

Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB) (NSF 03-585)--Funding for programs to encourage undergraduate students, especially those from under-represented groups, to pursue careers in environmental biology. Deadline: 10/31/03. Contact: Sally E. O’Connor, 703-292-8470, soconnor@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03585/nsf03585.htm.

Universal Access–Support for research fundamental to the design of systems that mediate between computers and humans, with a special emphasis on advancing computer technology so that all people can possess the skills needed to fully harness the power of computing. Deadline: 11/16/03. Contact: Ephraim Glinert, 703-292-8930; eglinert@nsf.gov; http://www.cise.nsf.gov/fndg/pubs/pub_list2.cfm?sort=pgm_titl&view=titl&type=all&div=iis

Grants-in-Aid of Research–Small awards to support graduate student research in the fields of integrative and comparative biology. Deadline: 11/24/03. Contact: Brian Tsukimura, 559-278-4244; BrianT@CSUFresno.edu; http://www.sicb.org/grants/researchgrant.php3.

Support for research relevant to problems important to producers in North Dakota. Areas of interest are: Animal Agriculture and Hay-Related Research, New and Emerging Crops-Related Research, and Wheat-Related Research. Contact: Lori Capouch, 701-663-6501; lcapouch@ndarec.com; www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/sbare. Deadline: 10/22/03.

EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study–Pre-applications are invited for masters and doctoral level students in environmentally-related fields of study, including engineering; public health, and ecological sciences. Deadline: 11/20/03. Contact: Virginia Broadway, 202-564-6923; broadway.virginia@epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2004_mai_grad_fellow.html.

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


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