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VOLUME 41, NUMBER 6: October 3, 2003
State Board discussed campus construction at meeting last week
COBRE advisory board members visit campus Friday, Saturday
events to note
Counseling center hosts open forum for candidate
Matthew Niles will discuss plague
Symphony opens 95th season Saturday
Free children’s airplane rides offered Saturday in Crookston
Museum will open exhibition at United Tribes Technical College
Graduate committee meets Oct. 6
Celebrate German America Day Oct. 6
OctSOBERfest features comedian
Wind Ensemble, University Band present multicultural concert
Center for Rural Health goes on the road
Please announce leadership workshops to students
National depression screening day is Oct. 8
Dave Archambault addresses “American Indian Perspectives on Human Development”
Career fair set for Oct. 9
International Night features Iran
Lecture considers isotopic tracers Oct. 10
Joe Hartman will lead international field trip of North Dakota
“Wellness . . . A Way of Life” program begins Oct. 13
U2 workshops listed for Oct. 13-24
Lana Rakow kicks off faculty lecture series Oct. 14
Open house spotlights new ATC simulator
Student health services hosts college health conference Oct. 15-17
Unsatisfactory progress reports due Oct. 17
Psychology hosts annual conference
Nutrition research center plans seminar for World Food Day Oct. 16
Faculty sought to help with enrollment open house
NCA accreditation reports distributed
New teaching assessment form will be used
Graduate committee members elected
Faculty members awarded FIDC grants for August and September
Developmental leave applications due soon
Spring time schedule available Oct. 14 online
Host families sought for international students
ESL teachers needed
Studio One lists features
Full-color copies available at duplicating services
Human Nutrition Center seeks volunteers for studies
Research, grant opportunities listed
Student Body Profile report website

State Board discussed campus construction at meeting last week

The State Board of Higher Education met on the UND campus Sept. 25-26. Following is a synopsis of actions that affect the University.

While on campus, the board attended some Homecoming events, met with community and business leaders to discuss how the University System can enhance the Grand Forks region, and breakfasted with faculty, staff, and student leaders.

In academic action, the board established a criminal justice department, approved post-master’s certificates in psychiatric and mental health nursing for clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners, and allocated $30,000 to UND from the education incentive program to assist with the increasing number of doctoral students. Jonathan Geiger (pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics), James Hikins, and Pamela Kalbleisch (both communication) were granted tenure.

Regarding construction, the board approved additional renovation of the medical school to meet laboratory requirements at an estimated cost of $750,000. Funding will be come from medical school revenue and/or grant funds budgeted for construction. They authorized improvements to the Memorial Union at an estimated cost of $750,000, paid from residence services bond fund reserves. UND also received permission to construct an American Indian Center and to solicit approval from the budget section to amend the previous authorization. Cost is estimated between $250,000 and $500,000 and will be paid from institutional funds. The board also granted permission for the University to accept a gift of real property from The Fellows of the University.


COBRE advisory board members visit campus Friday, Saturday

Members of the external advisory board of the Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases will visit the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4. COBRE was funded with a five-year, $10.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a year ago to build infrastructure for research dedicated to the study of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and others.

The advisory board members are experts in areas of science directly related to the projects funded by the COBRE grant. Their purpose is to critique the scientific progress of the COBRE grant and offer guidance to the principal investigator, Jonathan Geiger (chair and professor of pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics), as well as offer research assistance and career development for COBRE project directors.

The five external advisory board members are:

• Robert Nussbaum, senior investigator and chief of the Genetic Disease Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH; he has extensive experience in the area of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s.

• Gary Gibson, professor of neuroscience at Cornell University Weill School of Medicine; he is associated with the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, NY, and focuses his research on oxidative metabolism and neurodegenerative disease.

• Sadashiva Karnik, member of the associate staff at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; has widespread experience in the structure-function determination for a diverse number of G protein-coupled receptors.

• Henry Weiner, professor of biochemistry at Purdue University and an international authority on the biochemistry and cell biology of aldehyde dehydrogenases.

• Robert Fyffe, associate dean for research affairs and director of the Center for Brain Research and professor of anatomy at Wright State University; he is an internationally recognized expert in the area of neurotransmitter receptor and ion channel expression in the central nervous system and an electrophysiologist.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Counseling center hosts open forum for candidate

Mary Eylands, a candidate for the counseling center’s prevention specialist position, will be on campus Friday, Oct. 3, for interviews. The purpose of this position is to provide substance abuse prevention services, programs, and activities for students. She will give a 15-minute presentation on “Prevention for Incoming Freshmen,” followed by questions and answers, in the Trio Think Tank, third floor, McCannel Hall, from 1 to 2 p.m. You are invited to participate in this open forum; your input in this process is greatly appreciated.

– Erik Mansager, University Counseling Center.


Matthew Niles will discuss plague

The biology department will hold a seminar Friday, Oct. 3, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. Matthew Niles (microbiology and immunology) will present “Plague, a Bioterrorist Attack on Host Cells.” Peter Meberg (biology) will host.

– Biology department.


Symphony opens 95th season Saturday

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra opens its 2003-2004 season, Music in the Air, with a gala performance at Empire Arts Center Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. “Grand Romances” is a night of pure enchantment with four local vocalists joining the symphony to sing songs and arias from the world’s best loved musicals and light opera.

The Symphony’s four guest artists will be Royce Blackburn, baritone; Anne Christopherson, lyric coloratura; Job Christenson, tenor; and Louise Pinkerton, lyric soprano. The concert includes music from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, Weber’s Phantom of the Opera, and favorites from Showboat and Annie Get Your Gun.

Making his debut with the Grand Forks Symphony, is concert master Eric Lawson. Dr. Lawson joined the UND music faculty this fall as professor of violin and as youth symphony conductor for the 2003-2004 season. A Michigan native, Lawson has over 15 years experience as an orchestra performer, solo recitalist, and teacher. He has been a member of the Des Moines Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, and has served as Concertmaster for the Keweenaw Symphony in Houghton, Mich. He has performed frequently as a soloist throughout the Midwest and at chamber music festivals in Louisiana, California, Minnesota and Michigan.
Royce Blackburn, assistant professor of voice, and director of the University of North Dakota Opera Theater, has performed a wide variety of operas and musicals. Recent local performances include the Theater Arts production of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Handel’s Messiah, and Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Grand Forks Master Chorale. Blackburn earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Arlington and Indiana University. His experience on the opera stage includes such diverse roles as Beaumarchais in The Ghosts of Versailles, Papageno in The Magic Flute, and Chou en lai in Nixon in China.

Anne Christopherson, assistant professor of voice, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She also attended the prestigious Academy of Art Song at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts and was a member of I Solisti de Lucca under the auspices of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Lucca, Itally. She has been a winner in various competitions including the NATS Artist Auditions, the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist, the Opera Columbus and the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competitions.

Job Christenson, a native of Grand Forks, received his training in musical theatre at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His more recent performances have been as Tony in West Side Story and as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. He performed in Cats on Broadway and opened the national tour of Ragtime in Chicago. He was a soloist with the Grant Park Symphony for Chicago’s July Fourth Celebration, and at the Ann Arbor Symphony with the featured soloist in the Tap Dance Concerto. Christenson also does extensive choreography and teaching with the North Dakota Ballet Company.
Louise Pinkerton, one of North Dakota’s outstanding young vocalists, was a MET Auditions regional finalist for the second time and received the Sharbrough finalist award. She has won numerous collegiate and state competitions in North Dakota, including the Music Teachers National Association State Collegiate Artists Competition in 2001. Recent engagements include soprano soloist in Messiah with Mayville State University and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte at UND. She earned degrees from the Indiana University School of Music in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy, and currently teaches voice at Mayville State University.

For ticket purchases and more information on our upcoming concerts please contact the box office at 777-4090.

– Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.


Free children’s airplane rides offered Saturday in Crookston

Join the Grand Forks chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) for the fourth Young Eagles Fly-in Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Crookston, Minn., Municipal Airport. Youth from ages 8 to 17 will get an opportunity for a free airplane ride. In case of rain, the Fly-in will be rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5.

Several other activities are scheduled in addition to the free airplane rides. Model aircraft demonstrations, free public trial flights, paraglider demonstrations, and burgers, hotdogs and refreshments will be available.

The EAA has more than 1,500 chapters across the country, and began the Young Eagles program to celebrate the 100th anniversary of powered flight Dec. 17. The goal is to give 1,000,000 children a ride in an airplane before the anniversary. They are currently approximately 30,000 short of their goal. This Fly-in is part of the final push to reach this goal.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get a free airplane ride for all kids from 8 to 17 years of age, have lunch and have fun while you help the EAA reach their goal.

Sponsors include: Crookston Municipal Airport, UMC, UND, Civil Air Patrol, Wilderness Pilots’ Association, Remote Controlled Airplane Club, Paraglider demo crew, Student ATC (Air Traffic Control) Association, The 4-H Club, GFK Flight Support, Home of Economy, Coca Cola, Fed Ex, NASA, Grand Forks Airport Authority, EAA Headquarters, McDonalds, and the Blue Moose.
For more information call 791-1375.

– UND Aerospace for the Experimental Aircraft Association.


Museum will open exhibition at United Tribes Technical College

Sixty years ago it was a Department of Justice internment camp. Now it’s a college campus. “Snow Country Prison: Interned in North Dakota” opens Oct. 4-5, in Bismarck at the site of the former camp, now United Tribes Technical College.

In 1941 the U. S. Justice Department converted Fort Lincoln from a surplus military post into an internment camp to detain people arrested in the United States as enemy aliens. Over its five-year operation as a camp, the Bismarck facility housed about 1,500 men of German nationality, and over 1,800 of Japanese ancestry. The first group of Japanese and German men were arrested by the FBI in the days immediately after Pearl Harbor. The arrests were done under the authority of the Alien Enemies Act, and these so-called “enemy aliens” were removed from their homes, primarily on the West Coast and East Coast, and sent to camps in isolated parts of the country.

“There’s a pretty low level of awareness these days about what went on here during the war,” says UTTC President David M. Gipp. “Occasionally we get inquiries or visitors who knew someone who was locked up here.”

“The upcoming exhibit and public programs are an outgrowth of scholarly efforts to examine and teach about the government’s use of isolation and imprisonment against certain groups of people,” says Gipp. “At the core is an examination of human rights issues,” he said.

The exhibition, curated by Laurel Reuter, director of the North Dakota Museum of Art, opens with a public reception Saturday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. in the United Tribes Cultural Arts Center. The exhibit will remain open for two months. It will subsequently be seen at the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks from Feb. 28 to April 11, 2004, and then tour to the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, Moorhead, Minn., from April 18 to June 20, 2004, and the Taube Museum of Art in Minot from Aug. 10 to Oct. 1, 2004.

The exhibition will feature historic photos and murals of the camp, floor-to-ceiling cloth banners imprinted with images of people interned there, and wall text drawn from the haiku poems of one of the Japanese internees, Itaru Ina, the father of Satsuki Ina, a consultant to the exhibition.

The public programming begins Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. with a screening of films led by Dr. Satsuki Ina in the lower level of the Jack Barden Center on the UTTC campus.

Ina is a retired professor from California State University, Sacramento, and producer of “Children of the Camps,” a PBS documentary about the experiences of six children confined to internment camps during World War II. Her father was interned at Fort Lincoln while she, her brother, and her mother were incarcerated in a war relocation authority camp.
The public programs will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, when Satsuki will be joined by other humanities scholars to discuss the enemy alien experience, Fort Lincoln’s history as a camp, and the effects of internment on people’s lives. Other panelists are:
John Christgau, author of the book Enemies: World War II Alien Internment, which is based on the stories of Fort Lincoln internees. Christgau, a native of Crookston, Minn., is the author of six books and a part-time English professor in California.
Karen Ebel, an attorney, is an activist instrumental in bringing to public attention the story of German alien internment during World War II. She will discuss enemy alien issues and tell the story of her father, Max Ebel, a Fort Lincoln internee.

Isao Fujimoto, a long-time professor at the University of California, Davis, founded the Asian American Studies program and the UC Davis graduate program in community development. An activist for the nurturing of civil societies, At a recent Enemy Alien exhibition in Sacramento, Dr. Fujimoto read excerpts from letters between his father and himself while his father was confined at the Missoula camp.

In addition to the Saturday film screening, the grand opening, and the Sunday afternoon symposium with the scholars and those former internees who are able to attend, activities at UTTC during the weekend include a reception for the exhibit opening, a book signing with the humanities scholars, and self-guided tours of the campus using a map that identifies buildings and structures of the internment period.

Educational outreach is being planned for children under the North Dakota Museum of Art’s Rural School Initiative. Funded by the North Dakota Legislature, museum staff will work with teachers from rural schools in each quadrant of North Dakota where the exhibition will be installed. Teachers from southwest North Dakota interested in participating should contact the North Dakota Museum of Art at 777-4195.

Organized by the North Dakota Museum of Art and UTTC, the exhibition is sponsored by the Otto Bremer Foundation and the North Dakota Humanities Council. Members of the Education Department of the State Historical Society and Frank Vyzralek, historian and retired North Dakota archivist, consulted on the exhibition.

The Nash Family Foundation, Ecolab, Robert and Virginia Dunnigan, the Bismarck Tribune, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts have provided additional support for “Snow Country Prison.”

– North Dakota Museum of Art.


Graduate committee meets Oct. 6

The graduate committee will meet Monday, Oct. 6, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Welcome of new members.

2. Approval of minutes from Sept. 29.

3. Election of new chair.

4. Program review procedure and formation of subcommittees.

5. Brief overview of graduate committee.

6. Application by theatre arts to offer graduate credit for four undergraduate courses:
a. Theatre Arts 320, Voice and Movement III.
b. Theatre Arts 420, Voice and Movement IV.
c. Theatre Arts 372, Advanced Acting.
d. Theatre Arts 471, Advanced Acting II.

7. Matters arising.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.


Celebrate German America Day Oct. 6

German America Day is Monday, Oct. 6, and the UND community is invited to participate in this annual event. The 2003 program is in two parts and locations. At 3 p.m. next to the north entrance of Grand Forks Central High School, 155 N. Fourth St., across from City Hall, a German America Day linden tree planting and dedication takes place. The hosts are the Central High School German Club members. And at 7 p.m. in the River Valley Room of the Memorial Union, Birgit Hans, chair of the Department of Indian Studies, will talk on “Romantic Images of Native Americans: German Views.” The host is “Der Stammtisch,” UND’s German Club. German America Day proclamations, anthems, comments and refreshments are planned at both locations. The sponsors are the Central High School, UND, and Red River High School German clubs, the Greater Grand Forks Germans from Russia chapter, and the UND Department of Languages.

For more information, call me at 775-4739 or Beatrice Berg at Central High School, 787-2886.

– Herbert Boswau, German, associate professor emeritus of languages, for the sponsors.


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.


Wind Ensemble, University Band present multicultural concert

The Wind Ensemble and University Band, conducted by James Popejoy, will present their first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, Chester Fritz Auditorium. This concert will explore the music of various cultures from throughout the world. Each ensemble will perform works written by composers from America, Russia, and Belgium, as well as a work dedicated to American Indians.

The University Band will open the concert with F.E. Bigelow’s classic march Our Director. Also on their program will be two new works for band, Out of the Shadows by Michael Sweeney, based on the traditional Welsh air “The Ash Grove,” and a suite by Jacob de Haan titled Dakota. The Dakota (or Sioux) Indians from North and South Dakota are the central figures in this composition which portrays the culture and history of these tribes. Graduate conductor Steve Werpy will lead the ensemble in Suite Provencale by the Belgium composer Jan Van der Roost. The University Band will close their program with a transcription of the Finale from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2.

The Wind Ensemble will open their portion of the program with Timothy Mahr’s Fantasia in G, followed by an historically important piece in the band repertoire, Morton Gould’s Ballad. The ensemble will follow with a recently discovered original work for band by Russian composer Boris Kozhevnikov, his Symphony No. 3, “Slavyanskaya.” Marche des Parachutistes Belges of Pieter Leemans will follow the symphony. Closing the concert will be a performance of a new composition by David Gillingham.

His Council Oak was written on a commission by the Florida Bandmasters Association as an homage to the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for general admission, $2 for students and senior citizens, or $10 per family. For additional information concerning this performance, please contact the band department at 777-2815.

– James Popejoy, director of bands.


Center for Rural Health goes on the road

Staff members of the Center for Rural Health will go on the road next week for the first of several community meetings, called “rural health dialogues,” with health care providers, state legislators and other leaders interested in supporting and maintaining quality rural health care.

Rural health dialogues are scheduled in Hazen and Dickinson Oct. 7; Williston Oct. 8; Lisbon and Ashley Oct. 14; Langdon and Cooperstown Oct. 28; and Rugby Nov. 17.

The meetings are intended to provide participants with an overview of the programs and services offered by the Center for Rural Health, as well as new information about rural health topics important to North Dakota.

They are also intended as a means for CRH staff to hear about current or emerging issues that rural health care providers face, including both local challenges and success stories.

In its 23-year history of service to the state, the Center for Rural Health has developed and implemented a number of initiatives to assist rural providers and communities to address changing rural environments.

Based on information gathered at these meetings, the Center for Rural Health can more effectively align its efforts to support rural health care providers to collectively maintain and strengthen health care in rural North Dakota. For more information, contact the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences at 777-3848 or marlenemiller@medicine.nodak.edu.

– Mary Wakefield, director, Center for Rural Health.


Please announce leadership workshops to students

The Memorial Union Leadership Workshop Series will continue Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Leadership Inspiration Room (Room 115). UND Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs Gordon Henry will present “The Art of Caring Leadership.” Additional workshops will be held each Wednesday at 3 p.m. through Oct. 29. Future topics include: 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.

– Memorial Union.


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..


Dave Archambault addresses “American Indian Perspectives on Human Development”

The Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment distinguished speaker series will feature a talk by Dave Archambault, former president of Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, titled “American Indian Perspectives on Human Development.” The presentation will take place Thursday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. A reception precedes the talk at 3:30 p.m.

Archambault was born on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in 1947. During his lifetime he says he has witnessed the progression of American Indian reality: from being taught nothing of his heritage in grade school and high school on the Pine Ridge Reservation, through an awakening of American Indian spirit because of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the American Indian Movement, to the present, where the world stands at the epitome of human development or destruction.

He graduated from Black Hills State College and received a master’s degree in educational administration from Penn State University. He has worked in the educational field as a teacher, coach, and administrator, and is the former president of Sitting Bull College. He has served as a tribal councilman, as chair of the American Indian Higher Education Association, executive director of the American Indian College Fund, and chair of the Mni Sose Water Rights Coalition.

– George Seielstad, Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium.


Career fair set for Oct. 9

The fall career fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the multi-purpose gym, Hyslop Sports Center. We invite faculty, staff, and students to participate in this event. Please assist us by reminding students of the event and encouraging them to attend.

For a list of employers, please go to the Career Services web page at: www.career.und.edu/career/JobSearch/Fair/fair.htm. Additional information may be found by clicking on the employer’s name.

– Mark Thompson, director, career services/cooperative education.


International Night features Iran

Join us at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., at 7 p.m. Thursdays for International Night. Thursday, Oct. 9, will feature Iran. Enjoy international cuisine, learn about different cultures and make new friends.

-- International Centre.


Lecture considers isotopic tracers Oct. 10

Hongsheng Cao, University of Idaho, will present the next LEEPS lecture Friday, Oct. 10, at noon in 100 Leonard Hall. The title of his talk is “Uranium and Strontium Isotopic Tracers: Applications to the Floridian Aquifer of the Northwestern Florida.”
The Department of 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.

– Scott Korom, geology and geological engineering, 777-6156.


Joe Hartman will lead international field trip of North Dakota

Scholars from England, Germany, Japan, Canada, and at least 10 states will tour key North Dakota fossil deposits on a field trip Oct. 12-14 before members of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, the premiere international organization for the study of vertebrate fossils, convene in St. Paul, Minn., for their annual meeting.

Joseph Hartman (geology and geological engineering) will lead the tour to 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 important mammalian, reptilian, and other vertebrate fossils.

Trip participants will also be shown physical evidence of the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) 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 (Minot), 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 will facilitate the field trip program by discussing their research at specific stops.

For additional information, please contact Joseph Hartman, 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.

– Geology and geological engineering.


“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.


U2 workshops listed for Oct. 13-24

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.

Wellness ... A Way of Life (program begins Oct. 13): Registration deadline is Oct. 3 (payment must be received by that date). 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. Visit our web site at www.conted.und.edu/U2 to register. Click on Wellness to complete the online registration form.

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.

Prevent Harassment: Promote Respect (instructor-led training session), Oct. 20, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room B320B, School of Medicine and Health Sciences (please note room change). Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Word XP, Beginning: Oct. 20, 22, and 24, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II Hall. Learn basic features about the XP version of the program; create a document, edit and format text, format paragraphs, add tables, use templates and wizards, proof a document, set display and print options

Employee and Non-employee Travel Policies and Procedures and Food Purchase Approvals: Oct. 22, 9 to 11 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Brush up on the procedures to follow for employee ticket authorizations, direct billing of airline tickets and employee travel expense vouchers; as well as on the travel procedures to follow for non-employees, students and nonresident aliens. Presenters: accounting services and dining services.

Defensive Driving: Oct. 22, 6 to 10 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Presenter: Officer Dan Lund.

Better Safe Than Sorry: Oct. 23, 2 to 4 p.m., 17 Swanson Hall. This awareness workshop will cover those general safety issues that all employees should be familiar with regardless of their position. Topics will include: fire safety, incident reporting, safe lifting, ergonomics, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, and reporting emergencies. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.

– Julie Sturges, U2 Program Assistant, University Within the University.


Lana Rakow kicks off faculty lecture series Oct. 14

Lana Rakow (communication and women studies) will begin the faculty lecture series with “Speaking Against the Current: Lessons Learned from a Community Disaster,” Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. A reception starts at 4 p.m. with the lecture following at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Rakow will discuss how citizens communicate in a community and how well they are heard. Using the time period after the Grand Forks flood of 1997, Rakow will examine conflicts that become more evident when the taken-for-granted routines of a community are disrupted.

Rakow has served as director of the School of Communication at UND and was chair of the communication department and associate vice chancellor for undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She currently heads UND’s project to expand experiential learning opportunities for students.

Rakow also serves on the editorial board of six national and international communication journals. She is serving a second term as president of the North Dakota Professional Communicators and a second term on the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. In 2000, she was identified as one of the top 10 women scholars in journalism and mass communication in the country.

Rakow earned her doctorate in communication theory from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, her master’s degree in English and bachelor’s degree in journalism and humanities from UND.

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


Open house spotlights new ATC simulator

An open house Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 10:30 a.m., Clifford Hall, will demonstrate the 360° MaxSim tower/radar simulator purchased earlier this year. The tower/radar simulator, acquired from Adacel, Inc., has an integrated four-position terminal and en-route radar system that serves as a valuable resource for combined tower and radar training, bringing even more real-world experiences to the classroom.

The 360° tower compliments the previously-purchased 225° combined tower-radar system. “Along with providing high-quality, reliable air traffic control simulation services to our students and customers, we can offer a valuable resource to the aviation community,” said Paul Drechsel, director of ATC contract training. “These towers will benefit clients who want to conduct safety and capacity studies and airport divisions which assess airport management issues.”

– Aerospace Foundation.


Student health services hosts college health conference Oct. 15-17

Student health services will host the 2003 annual North Central College Health Conference at the Memorial Union Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 15-17.

David Hunnicutt, president of the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA), Omaha, Neb.; Stephen Wonderlich, co-director, Eating Disorders Institute in Fargo; and Alana Knudson-Buresh, senior research associate at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center for Rural Health will address topics ranging from eating disorders, bioterrorism, to dreaming big and making things happen.

The conference is for physicians, nurses, health educators, social workers, pharmacists, radiologic technologists, laboratory scientists, medical secretaries and administrators. Continuing education credits will be offered for several of the aforementioned disciplines.

For more information visit www.conted.und.edu/nccha or contact Alan Allery at 777-3859 or Candy Homstad at 777-4833.

– Student Health Services.


Unsatisfactory progress reports due Oct. 17

“Unsatisfactory Progress Report” forms are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon Friday, Oct. 17. Please adhere to the following procedures to assure that accurate and adequate information is transmitted to students.

1. The departmental office picks up forms Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, and transmits them to teaching faculty through routine procedures.

2. Faculty complete a form for each class section.
NOTE: Forms for all sections are to be completed and returned. If no students are deficient, the blank sheet must be signed and returned. It is considered verification that the instructor considers no students to be deficient at this time.

3. If the form includes names of students who have never attended class, mark them as failing. This information should initiate action by the student to correct any error in registration prior to the last day to drop (Friday, Nov. 7).

4. If a student is attending a class and the name is not listed on the deficiency form, it is an indication that the student’s registration is in error. The student should not be allowed to continue attending the class, but should be directed to the registrar’s office to correct the problem.

5. The “Unsatisfactory Progress Report” forms are to be completed by all faculty members and returned to the registrar’s office no later than noon Friday, Oct. 17. Adherence to this schedule is essential since computer processing is done over the weekend. Reports not received in our office by noon Oct. 17 will not be accepted, and it will become the responsibility of the faculty member to contact the deficient students. “Unsatisfactory Progress Reports” will be mailed to the students during the week beginning Oct. 20.

6. DO NOT SEND THROUGH THE MAIL. Please return forms directly to the Office of the Registrar, 201 Twamley Hall.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call our office at 777-2712.

– Mike Cogan, associate registrar.


Psychology hosts annual conference

The Department of Psychology is hosting the third annual Northern Lights Psychology conference Saturday, Oct. 18. This all-day conference, held on the third floor of the Memorial Union, will feature paper and poster presentations from students, faculty, and institutional researchers living in the Northern Plains. The conference will conclude with an invited 90-minute address in the Lecture Bowl by Philip Zimbardo from Stanford University, 2002 president of the American Psychological Association and narrator of the popular PBS-TV series, “Discovering Psychology.” The title of Dr. Zimbardo’s presentation is “The Psychology of Evil and the Politics of Fear.” He will also show the latest program in the Discovering Psychology series, “Cultural Psychology,” and avail himself at a question-and-answer session during a special morning session.

For more information about the conference, including paper and poster submissions, please see the web site, www.und.edu/dept/psychol/, or contact Doug Peters at douglas_peters@und.nodak.edu or 777-3648.

– Douglas Peters, professor of psychology.


Nutrition research center plans seminar for World Food Day Oct. 16

The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center will host a seminar in conjunction with World Food Day Thursday, Oct. 16. The event, which will focus on food and hunger issues in Grand Forks, the state of North Dakota, and around the world, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 at the Nutrition Center, 2420 Second Ave. N.

Terry Steinke, Red River Valley Community Action, will speak on local issues and discuss how people can make a difference in the Grand Forks area. Gerald Combs, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center director, will speak on international food issues.

Seating at the Center is limited. Please call 795-8300 if you (or a class) are interested in attending this special seminar.

– Brenda Ling, information officer, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.


Faculty sought to help with enrollment open house

The annual enrollment services fall open house is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last year this event welcomed more than 700 prospective students and family members to campus. The event was successful due to all the help we received from dozens of departments. Once again we are seeking faculty volunteers to help with our academic browsing portion of the program. We would love to see every undergraduate program represented this year. More information will be mailed to department chairs and deans in the next two weeks. We look forward to working with everyone. Thanks for all your help.

– Enrollment services.

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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, as well as to all student organizations. If you do not receive a copy and wish to have one, please contact Audrey at 777-2674 (note correct number), 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.


New teaching assessment form will be used

This fall, the new University Student Assessment of Teaching (USAT) form will be in use. Academic departments have received a copy of the new form and are reminded to recycle any remaining old evaluation forms. Directions have been sent out to the chairs on how faculty are to administer the USAT form. If you have questions about any procedures related to the new assessment form, please contact institutional research at 777-4358.

– Carmen Williams, director, institutional research.


Graduate committee members elected

The graduate faculty have elected four new members to the graduate committee, with terms officially commencing Oct. 1, 2003 and ending Oct. 1, 2006. The new committee members and the academic areas they represent are: Albert Berger (history), humanities; Mohammad Hemmasi (geography), social sciences; Katrina Meyer (educational leadership), education; and Katherine Norman (music), fine arts. The newly elected members replace, respectively, Kimberly Porter, Paul Todhunter, Marjorie Bock, and Kathleen McLennan.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.


Faculty members awarded FIDC grants for August and September

The following faculty members were awarded faculty instructional development committee (FIDC) grants in August and September.

August: Daniel Erickson (languages), Videotapes for Clas 404: Roman Poetry-Vergil and Clas 185: Introduction to Classical Mythology, $300; Dexter Perkins (geology and geological engineering), Petrology lab equipment, $1,500.
September: Glinda Crawford (sociology), Greening of the Campus V: Connecting to Place, $744.50; Paul Kucera (atmospheric sciences), MATLAB Software for AtSc 575: Statistical Methods in Atmospheric Sciences, $746; and Phoebe Stubblefield (anthropology), Forensic science instructional materials, $779.

FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase instructional materials, travel to teaching-related conferences, or other projects related to teaching. To submit a proposal, call the Office of Instructional Development (OID) for guidelines and materials to find the necessary information on the OID web site (listed under “Academics” on the UND home page, www.und.edu). Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly basis by the committee. The next deadline is noon, Thursday, Oct. 15.

Instructional or professional development projects that fall outside FIDC guidelines may qualify for funding through OID’s flexible grant program.

For further information, or to discuss ideas and drafts before submitting a final proposal, contact me.

-- Libby Rankin, director, Office of Instructional Development, 777-3325 or libby.rankin@und.nodak.edu


Developmental leave applications due soon

Eligible faculty and staff who wish to apply for developmental leave projects during the 2004-05 academic year may submit proposals to their chair and dean (for faculty) or administrative supervisor (for staff). Faculty and staff who expect to submit an application should discuss their plans with the appropriate supervisor(s) prior to formally submitting a proposal. Developmental leaves are funded from existing resources in the departments and colleges.

Developmental leave applications and copies of the State Board of Higher Education Policy 701.2 governing developmental leaves are available in the Office of Academic Affairs, 302 Twamley Hall. Forms are also available at www.und.edu/dept/vpaa/acadaffr/AAForms.html. Please consider the following before applying for a developmental leave:

  • At least six years of regular service should have elapsed since one’s initial appointment or since the last developmental leave.
  • A final report addressing the outcomes of the previous leave must have been filed. These reports indicate the likelihood the candidate can successfully accomplish the proposed plan of work.
  • A substantive tangible product is the ultimate expected outcome.
  • The proposed project should not be the subject of an earlier developmental leave.
  • The proposed project should benefit significantly from, or would not be possible without, the developmental leave.
  • Developmental leaves to take place locally must clearly address the reasons why the proposed work could not be done elsewhere.

Preference will be given to proposals that:

  • Involve significant travel elsewhere;
  • Have some support (financial or otherwise) from another source (or institution).

Other guidelines:

  • Normally, a maximum of two faculty per academic department may take leaves concurrently.
  • Requests for one year of support should normally involve two consecutive semesters.
  • Faculty who are on developmental leave should refrain from participating in departmental governance and on committees.
  • Faculty planning to apply for a developmental leave should consult with the departmental chairperson and the dean of the college before submitting a proposal.

Applications will be reviewed at the college and/or administrative supervisory level. All proposals are due in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs on or before Nov. 14. The applications will also be reviewed by the Council of Deans, provost, and the president. Final approval of the proposals must await the approval by the State Board of Higher Education of UND’s 2004-05 salary budget.

– John Ettling, provost and vice president for academic affairs.


Spring time schedule available Oct. 14 online

The Time Schedule of Classes for spring 2004 will be available online at www.und.edu/dept/registrar Tuesday, Oct. 14.
The paper copies of the time schedule, to be used by departments for advising purposes, will be available for pickup in the reception area of the registrar’s office beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21.

If you have any questions, please call me at 777-2280.

– Mike Cogan, associate registrar.


Host families sought for international students

The American Language Academy is seeking host families for international students. You provide a private, furnished bedroom, food for all meals, a way to get to and from school, and enthusiasm for other cultures. You receive a rewarding multi-cultural experience and $1,200 for each eight-week session. Call 777-6785 for more information.

– Patricia Young, American Language Academy.


ESL teachers needed

The American Language Academy at UND is seeking part time, qualified ESL instructors. Please e-mail your resume to: dolson@ala-usa.com or call 777-6784.

– Patricia Young, American Language Academy.


Studio One lists features

Some international researchers are having trouble obtaining visas to the United States. Their difficulties will be featured on this week’s Studio One.

New immigration laws delay the visa process for many international scholars who plan to conduct research in the U.S. The new regulations concern unversity professors who seek advanced scientists for their labs.
Also, on the next edition of Studio One, scrapbooking instructor Melissa Young will demonstrate how to preserve your memories. She will explain the complex art.

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.


Full-color copies available at duplicating services

Duplicating services now has a full-color copier. The cost of a color copy on 8 ½” x 11" paper is 30 cents; color transparencies are 60 cents. You can either use a hard copy original or send electronically through DS web site. For more information, please call Sherri or Sue at 777-5088.

– Sherry Metzger, duplicating services.


Human Nutrition Center seeks volunteers for studies

Protein and bone health

A new bone health study at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center will determine how protein from meat interacts with the calcium in food and if the interaction affects bones.

Current public advice to the public for the prevention of osteoporosis is to consume more calcium but to limit the intake of protein. Recent findings are challenging this view. Dietary protein may have a constructive role in bone metabolism.

We are seeking healthy postmenopausal women, ages 50-80, for study. Participants can be on hormone replacement therapy, have had no menses for three years and do not regularly use medications. Open to smokers. Maximum weight requirements: if 5' tall, 179 pounds maximum; if 5’2", maximum 191 pounds; if 5’4", maximum 203 pounds; if 5’6", 216 pounds maximum; if 5’8", maximum 230 pounds; if 5’10", maximum 243 pounds.

Participants can learn $2,185. Second and last group of volunteers will start in January. Don’t wait. Send in your applications early!

Minerals and bone health

Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans and costs over $14 billion annually. Half of women over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.

Researchers at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center want to know if taking minerals, such as copper and zinc, with calcium supplements are more effective in protecting bones compared to calcium alone in postmenopausal women.

Participants will receive calcium and multivitamin supplements free for two years. In addition, they will receive either a copper/zinc supplement or a placebo. Follow-up tests can be done in Grand Forks or Fargo, depending on participants’ choice of location.

Postmenopausal women, ages 51-80, are encouraged to take part in this study. Medications that do not interfere with calcium absorption, such as synthroid and statins, are acceptable.

Participants can earn $750.

Broccoloi/senenium study

The USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is seeking healthy males, ages 18-45, to participate in a 16-week broccoli/selenium study. It has been shown that the mineral selenium may protect against many different cancers including colon cancer.

Broccoli entreese, ½ cup maximum, will be served daily for the study. You may combine your favorite food and drink with the broccoli. There is even a two-week broccoli break. The study requires eight nights at the Center. Participants must be nonsmokers who do not regularly use medication.

Save money on groceries and you can earn $1,515 as well.

For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.

– Brenda Ling, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

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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 website.

Fernandez Liver Research Initiative Grants support research to discover new information that contributes to understanding the pathogenesis of liver disease, or development of novel therapeutic approaches for liver disease associated with AAT Deficiency. Contact: Alpha-1 Foundation, 877-228-7321; mserven@alphaone.org; http://www.alphaone.org/research/grants_and_awards/grant_announcements_04.html. Deadlines: 11/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/5/04 (Application).

Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)--Eurasia–Support for junior faculty from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan to: develop new courses and implement curriculum reform at their home institutions; cultivate teaching skills and techniques based on observation of U.S. educational methods; expand the information base in their fields of study; and become a vehicle for on-going contact and exchange between their home and host institutions. Academic fields for 2004-2005 are: American studies, architecture and urban planning, arts management, business administration, cultural anthropology, economics, education administration, environmental studies, history, international affairs, journalism, law, library and archival science, linguistics, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, public administration, and sociology. Deadline: 11/29/03. Contact: American Councils for International Education, 202-833-7522; jfdp@americancouncils.org; http://www.americancouncils.org/program.asp?PageID=83&ProgramID=24.

Support for pure research on Type 2 and Type 3 Gaucher disease. Contact: Gregory Macres, 916-797-3700; research@childrensgaucher.org; http://www.childrensgaucher.org/research/aboutresearchfund.htm. Deadline: None (Letter of Intent recommended).

AIDS International Training and Research Program–Support for innovative, collaborative training programs that contribute work toward building sustainable research capacity in HIV/AIDS and HIV-related conditions at developing country institutions. Contact: Jeanne McDermott, 301-496-1492; mcdermoj@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-018.html. Deadlines: 11/17/03, 11/15/04 (Letter of Intent); 12/16/03, 12/16/04 (Applications).

Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships provide support for graduate students to conduct projects using the Library’s collections. Deadline: 11/15/03. Contact: Roger Horowitz, 302-658-2400; rh@udel.edu; http://www.hagley.lib.de.us/center.html.

Support for education, health, social service, and cultural programs. Deadline: None. Contact: Robert M. Frehse, 212-586-5404; http://www.hearstfdn.org/gl_policies.html.

Research Tools Development Grants support research to discover and implement innovative methodologies and products for use in life science research. The area of interest is nucleic acids-proteins. Contact: David A. Odelson, grants@invitrogen.com; http://www.invitrogen.com/content.cfm?pageID=10. Deadline: 12/2/03.

State Models for Oral Cancer Prevention and Early Detection - Phase II–Support for research to design, implement and evaluate interventions (based on state needs assessments ) for oral cancer prevention and early detection. Deadlines: 11/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/17/03 (Application). Contact: Maria Teresa Canto, 301-594-5497; maria.canto@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-04-005.html.


Challenge Grants: Biodefense and SARS Product Development–Support for research to control and prevent diseases caused by virtually all infectious agents, including basic biomedical research (such as studies of microbial physiology and antigenic structure); immunity; applied research, (including development of diagnostic tests); and clinical trials to evaluate experimental drugs and vaccines. Contact: John Rogers, 301-496-2544; mr92i@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-03-016.html. Deadlines: 12/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/13/04 (Application).

HIV Vaccine Research and Design–Support for progressive stages of AIDS vaccine research and development (including basic research, iterative product development, and clinical trials) as well as AIDS prophylactic vaccine research and development. Contact: Michael Pensiero, 301-435-3749; mpensiero@niaid.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-093.html. Deadline: 11/10/03.

Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development Program–Support for translation of AIDS vaccine concepts from the bench to the clinic. Deadline: 11/13/03. Contact: See above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-095.html.

Population Genetics Analysis Program: Immunity to Vaccines/Infection--Funding for research focused on identifying associations between specific immune response gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to infection, or the quality of response to vaccination, with a focus on one or more of the high priority NIAID Category A, B, or C pathogens listed at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/biodefense/bandc_priority.htm. Contact: Nancy Hershey, 301-496-0193, nh11x@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-03-057.html. Deadline: 1/8/04.

Specialized Centers for Oral, Dental and Craniofacial Research–Support for research with emphasis on: craniofacial biology, orofacial pain, oral infectious diseases (excluding HIV infections and systemic consequences of oral infection), and salivary gland biology including Sjögren’s syndrome. Contact: Ann L. Sandberg, 301-594-2419; ann.sandberg@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-04-006.html. Deadlines: 11/15/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/16/03 (Application).

Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research–Support to develop Centers to bring investigators from multiple disciplines together to work in innovative ways to address important new, or particularly persistent, ethical, legal, and social issues related to advances in genetics and genomics. Contact: Elizabeth J. Thomson, 301- 402-4997; et22s@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-03-005.html. Deadline: 11/24/03.

Inter-Institute Program for Development of AIDS-Related Therapeutics--Support for research designed to help AIDS research investigators facilitate preclinical development of: therapies for treatment of HIV disease, AIDS-associated malignancies, opportunistic infections and tuberculosis associated with AIDS; and microbicide-based prevention strategies for HIV. Contact: IIP Coordinator, 301-496-8720; iip@dtpax2.ncifcrf.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-03-038.html. Deadlines: 11/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/1/03 (Application).

International Bioethics Education and Career Development Awards provide support to develop or expand graduate level curricula and training opportunities in international bioethics related to performing research involving human subjects in low- and middle-income nations. Contact: Barbara Sina, 301-402-9467; sinab@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-04-001.html. Deadlines: 11/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/16/03 (Application).

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)--Support for research and development of new or improved technologies and methodologies with potential to succeed as commercial products. Topics and contact information for the participating agencies are provided in the complete program announcement at the website below. Deadline: 11/14/03. Contact: http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-060.html.

Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE): Integrated Research and Education in Environmental Systems–Support for comprehensive, integrated investigations of environmental systems using advanced scientific and engineering methods. The emphasis is on research with the following characteristics: (a) a high degree of interdisciplinarity; (b) a focus on complex environmental systems including non-human biota or humans; and (c) a focus on systems with high potential for exhibiting non-linear behavior. Topic areas are: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH); Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles (CBC); Genome-Enabled Environmental Science and Engineering (GEN-EN); Instrumentation Development for Environmental Activities (IDEA); and Materials Use: Science, Engineering, & Society (MUSES). Deadlines: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems--12/3/03, 11/17/04; Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles--1/22/04; Genome-Enabled Environmental Science and Engineering--12/17/03; Instrumentation Development for Environmental Activities--12/3/03; Materials Use: Science, Engineering & Society--1/11/04, 2/8/05. Contact: See the program announcement at the web site below for a list of contacts in the various NSF Directorates: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03597/nsf03597.htm.

Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement--Adaptation and Implementation Track–Support to use innovative materials and practices of demonstrated effectiveness, including laboratory experi

ences and instrumentation, to improve quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education for all students. Educational improvement efforts may be at the departmental or the institutional level. Target areas are: activities affecting learning environments, course content, curricula, and educational practices, with the aim of contributing to the relevant research base that will support efforts to enhance education. Deadline: 12/4/03. Contact: Russell L. Pimmel, 703-292-8666; rpimmel@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03598/nsf03598.htm.

Earth Sciences Research–Support for research and education related to the earth’s terrestrial regions, interior, and freshwater systems. Projects may employ any combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches. Contact: Herman B. Zimmerman, 703-292-8550; hzimmerm@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03590/nsf03590.htm. Deadlines: Geology & Paleontology: 1/16/04, 7/16/04; Geophysics; Hydrologic Sciences; Petrology and Geochemistry; Tectonics: 12/1/03, 6/1/04; Continental Dynamics: 4/1/04 (Preproposal), 12/1/04 (Full Proposals); EarthScope: July 7/16/04; Education & Human Resources: None (General Proposals), 9/15/04 (REU-Site Proposals); Instrumentation & Facilities: 1/16/04, 7/16/04.

International Materials Institutes (IMI)--Toward an International Materials Research Network–Support for Institutes that will advance fundamental materials research by coordinating international research and education projects involving condensed matter and materials physics; solid state and materials chemistry; and design, synthesis, characterization, and processing of materials to meet global and regional needs. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: Carmen I. Huber, 703-292-4939; chuber@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03593/nsf03593.htm.

Research on Gender in Science and Engineering FY 2004 (GSE)--Support for research, dissemination of research, and integration practices in education that will lead to a larger and more diverse domestic science and engineering workforce. Typical projects will contribute to the knowledge base addressing gender-related differences in learning and educational experiences that affect student interest, performance, and choice of careers; and how pedagogical approaches and teaching styles, curriculum, student services, and institutional culture contribute to causing or closing gender gaps that persist in certain fields. Projects will disseminate and apply findings, evaluation results, and proven good practices. Preliminary Proposal Due Dates: 12/5/03 (Research Proposals). Full Proposal Deadlines: 12/5/03, 4/23/04 (Dissemination Proposals), 2/27/04 (Research Proposals); 4/30/04 (Supplements). Contact: Toni Edquist, 703-292-4649; tedquist@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03588/nsf03588.htm.

The Global Environment: Invitation for RITE Research Proposals–Support for basic research on global environmental problems and research deemed to contribute significantly to resolution of global environmental problems. Deadline: 11/29/03. Contact: Research Proposals, Telephone: 81 774-75-2302; proposal@rite.or.jp; http://www.rite.or.jp/English/proposal/boshu_e.html.

Katrin H. Lamon Fellowships are awarded to pre- or post-doctoral Native American scholars in the humanities or sciences. Deadline: 11/15/03. Contact: Resident Scholar Program, 505-954-7201; scholar@sarsf.org; http://www.sarweb.org/scholars/description.htm.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships are awarded to scholars with Ph.D.s whose work is in the humanities. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Weatherhead Fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. candidates or scholars with doctorates whose work is humanistic or scientific in nature. Deadline and Contact: See above.

2004 Individual Grants Competition–Support for advancement of knowledge in actuarial science. Contact: Curtis E. Huntington, 734-763-0293; chunt@.umich.edu; http://www.aerf.org/announcement.html. Deadlines: 11/28/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/16/04 (Application).

Support for research relating to flaxseed which addresses problems faced by North Dakota producers. Deadline: 10/27/03. Contact: Lori Capouch, 701-663-6501; lcapouch@ndarec.com.; www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/sbare.

Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Program--New Communities Projects–Support to develop and deliver educational programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at risk for not meeting basic human needs with skills needed to lead positive, productive, contributing lives. Deadline: 12/3/03. Contact: Sharon K. B. Wright, 202-720-5075; swright@csrees.usda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/1700/funding/04/rfa_cyfar_ncp_04.htm.

Support of Advanced Coal Research at U.S. Colleges and Universities–Support to maintain and upgrade education, training, and research capabilities of colleges and universities in the fields of science, environment, energy, and technology related to coal. Deadline: 11/6/03. Contact: Crystal Sharp, 304-285-4442; csharp@netl.doe.gov; https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/busopor.nsf/UNID/25B8AC33E0DF52AC06256DA6005369B0?.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Small Grants support wetland conservation projects, with priority given to projects from new grant applicants with new partners where the project ensures long-term conservation benefits. Deadline: 11/28/03. Contact: Keith A. Morehouse, 703- 358-1784; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-19523.htm.

Fulbright American Studies Institutes for Foreign University Faculty and Secondary Educators–Funding for Institutes to provide foreign university faculty and secondary educators with a deeper understanding of American life and institutions in order to strengthen curricula and improve quality of teaching about the U.S. at universities abroad.

Program areas are: American Civilization, U.S. Political Economy and the Global Economic System, and American Studies for Foreign Secondary School Educators. Deadline: 11/24/03. Contact: Richard Taylor, 202-619-4578; rtaylor@pd.state.gov; http://exchanges.state.gov/education/rfgps/nov24rfgp.htm.

Technical Support for Transportation Communications Systems Analysis (Sol. DTFH61-03-R-00125)–Funding to assist in assessment of telecommunication systems and technologies that will ultimately determine where additional telecommunications resources will be needed to improve safety and efficiency of the U.S.’s transportation infrastructure. Deadline: 11/25/03. Contact: Mark Gazillo, 202- 366-4248; mark.gazillo@fhwa.dot.gov; http://www.eps.gov/spg/DOT/FHWA/OAM/DTFH61-03-R-00125/SynopsisP.html.

Research Grants Program--Support for cooperative research projects concerned with science and technology for peaceful purposes which are of mutual interest to the U.S. and Israel. Areas of interest are: Health Sciences; Life Sciences, (excluding Ecology, Systematic Biology); Biomedical Engineering; and Social and Developmental Psychology. Deadline: 11/15/03. Contact: U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Telephone: 972-2-5617314; http://www.bsf.org.il/article/archive/3/.

Start-up Grant–Seed money for young, independent scientists to develop new research projects related to science and technology for peaceful purposes and demonstrate merits of their research ideas. At least one of the P.I.’s should have attained his/her Ph.D., M.D. degree, or equivalent, no more than 7 years prior to submitting this proposal. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.bsf.org.il/article/archive/6/.

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

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