41, NUMBER 5: September 26, 2003
University of Manitoba
delegation to visit campus Sept. 29-30
for Entrepreneur Center is Sept. 25
Lanterman Investment Center
LEEPS lecture set
for Sept. 26
Alum, former Foreign Service officer
will talk about Middle East
Plan to attend
Journalism students, teachers
to convene at UND Sept. 29
Lotus Center offers beginning
First faculty box lunch
session focuses on teaching with technology
retirement plans available to all employees
listed for Oct. 2 University Senate meeting
Night features South Korea
Meet and Eat set
for Oct. 2
Symphony presents “Grand
Romances” Oct. 4
All invited to diabetes
OctSOBERfest features comedian
Clothesline Project on display Oct. 6-10
gallery will exhibit photography
for the public to focus on the heart
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.
Wellness . . . A Way of Life” program
begins Oct. 13
Tickets on sale now for events
at Chester Fritz Auditorium
seeks faculty involvement in recruitment
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
grant opportunities listed
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
• 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!
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
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, email@example.com,
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.
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.
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
To sign up and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at
777-4998 by Friday, Sept. 26.
– Libby Rankin, director, instructional development.
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
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.
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.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the
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,
6. Annual report of the honors committee, Tami Carmichael, chair.
7. UND web course information site, Jan Goodwin.
– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University Senate.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
– Brian Paulsen, gallery director.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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
email@example.com, 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.
pilot will discuss alcohol and flying
Capt. Lyle Prouse, (Ret.) Northwest Airlines, will discuss “Alcohol
and Flying” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Chester
In 1990, Prouse and his crew went to a bar in Fargo for a few
drinks. A patron overheard them talking, realized they were airline
pilots, and made an anonymous call to the FAA. When the next morning’s
Northwest flight landed in Minneapolis, the crew was arrested
and charged as the first violators of a 1986 federal law which
criminalized operating an air carrier under the influence of drugs
Capt. Prouse lost his job, the FAA revoked all his pilot certificates,
and he was sent to a federal prison in Atlanta. After his release,
he eventually re-earned all his pilot certificates, received a
pardon from President Clinton and was rehired by Northwest Airlines,
where he retired as a B-747 captain. Now retired, Prouse doesn’t
speak publicly. But he is willing to share his story with pilot
groups in hopes that he can help others in the aviation industry
with decisions regarding alcohol and flying. His presentation
at UND’s fall aviation safety meeting on Oct. 15 will be
his first at a university aviation program.
It is free and open to the public.
– Odegard School.
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
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
– Candance Homstad, health care analyst, student health
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.
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.
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.
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
– Hursha Ramaiya, project coordinator for leadership development,
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
For more information about the SGID process, contact Joan Hawthorne
at 777-6381 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like
to request an SGID, contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or email@example.com.
– Joan Hawthorne, University writing program.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
– Allison Peyton, accounting services, and Jerry Clancy,
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.
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.
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:
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
grant opportunities listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or email@example.com.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided
for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may
not be republished or made available outside the University of
North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on
the COS web site.
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES (ACLS)
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.acls.org/locguide.htm.
AMERICAN HEALTH ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION (AHAF)
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; email@example.com;
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;
APLASTIC ANEMIA AND MDS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.aamds-international.org/grants.shtml.
CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
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;
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION (CBCF)
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; email@example.com;
http://cbcfinc.org/Congressional_fallspring.html. Deadline: 11/20/03.
CONSORTIUM FOR A STRONG MINORITY PRESENCE AT LIBERAL
ARTS COLLEGES/MINORITY SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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/.
GENETICS SOCIETY OF AMERICA (GSA)
Strass, 301- 571-1826; email@example.com; http://www.faseb.org/genetics/gsa/nasser-info.htm.
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.
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH BUREAU
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,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Leadership Education in Public Health, Nanette
H. Pepper, 301-443-6445, email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/fordpredoc.html.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
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;
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; email@example.com;
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
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;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH,
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 11/3/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/17/03 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-026.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY
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, email@example.com;
Phase II: Judith Podskalny, 301-594-8876, firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
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;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
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; email@example.com;
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;
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;
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;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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;
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; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) /ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-03-010.html.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.cise.nsf.gov/fndg/pubs/pub_list2.cfm?sort=pgm_titl&view=titl&type=all&div=iis.
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, email@example.com;
or Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, 703-292-7875, firstname.lastname@example.org;
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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com;
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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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;
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; email@example.com; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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;
SOCIETY FOR INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY (SICB)
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;
STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (SBARE)
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;
email@example.com; www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/sbare. Deadline: 10/22/03.
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
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;
-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and
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