University Letter

Volume 40, Number 6: October 4, 2002

Medical School Receives $10 Million Grant
State Of NDUS Report Available Online


Atmospheric Sciences Professor Presents Seminar On Precipitation, Downdraft, And Tornadoes
UND Hosts 2002 State Of The Faculty Conference Oct. 6
Performances, Food Highlight China Night
Minnesota Wild Will Play At Engelstad Arena
UND Community Invited To Celebrate German America Day Oct. 6
UMAC Displays “Earth As Art” At Museum
Norwegian Ambassador To Visit UND Oct. 7
Graduate Committee Meets Monday
Doctoral Examination Set For Angela Cavett
Theatre Arts Plans “Cookies And Tickets” Promotion
Explore The World At International Night
Wind Ensemble, University Band Present Concert
Psychology Department Hosts Northern Lights Psychology Conference Oct. 12
Sen. Dorgan Encourages Student Participation In Tech Conference
President, First Lady Host Wellness Coalition Meeting
Faculty Invited To “Think Tank” On Program-Level Assessment
UMAC Celebrates Planet Earth
Guerilla Girls Will Perform At Museum
Four Will Receive Sioux Award At Homecoming
Black And White Scholarship Ball Is Oct. 19
State EPSCoR Conference Set For Oct. 25, 26 On Campus


Do Not Make Personal Long-Distance Calls On The UND Network
Proposals Sought For Student Technology Fee Monies
Web Page Owners Need To Change Passwords
Abstracts Sought For International Water Conference
Papers Sought For Conference On Value Inquiry
Nominations For Faculty Awards Accepted Through Nov. 19
Counseling Center Offers Student Self-Care Group
Post Your Events On The UND Calendar
Studio One Lists Guests
Large Passenger Van Training Offered
Workshop On Work Injuries Rescheduled
U2 Workshops For October 21-23
Parent Education Center Lists Classes


Remembering Theodore Snook


FIDC Awards Faculty Grants
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


Medical School Receives $10 Million Grant
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has received a grant totaling $10.3 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).
The largest grant ever received by the school will be used to create this center, an NIH designation, which focuses the work of several researchers on neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Funding for the project will come to the school over a period of five years, beginning this month, according to the principal investigator, Jody Rada (anatomy and cell biology) who will coordinate the grant activities. COBRE “allows us to focus our research efforts in this particular area,” in this case, neuroscience.

The scientists who will be conducting the research are: Eric Murphy, Matthew Picklo, James Porter, Van Doze and Colin Combs (all pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics), and Pat Carr (anatomy and cell biology).

The grant will support these six researchers to establish their research careers and become independent investigators, Rada said. “We will also use the funds to recruit four competitive junior-level researchers to join the center and a senior-level neuroscientist who will serve as a scientific advisor for the COBRE team and will help attract other funding to sustain the Center after this grant is completed. ”Further, the grant will be invested in “the development of state-of-the-art core facilities for mass spectrometry and image analysis which will greatly aid research efforts in biomolecular chemistry and high resolution fluorescence microscopy, respectively,” she said.

Core facility directors, who also will play a role in the execution of the grant, are Michael Atkinson and Bryon Grove, directors of the imaging center facility (both anatomy and cell biology), and Masaru Miyagi, director of the mass spectrometry core facility (biochemistry and molecular biology).

“The funding of the COBRE proposal provides UND with the unique opportunity to make a multidisciplinary push toward one major research direction,” Rada said. “The establishment of this Center of Biomedical Research Excellence will help make the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences even more attractive to prospective faculty and will greatly enhance the reputation of the graduate programs in the basic sciences.”

According to H. David Wilson, vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school, “This is another giant step forward for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This major grant will further our expertise in the study of neurodegenerative diseases. Our research in neuroscience is slated to be a regional and national star in the future!”

“We wish to commend members of our congressional delegation, especially Senator Byron Dorgan for his support of the COBRE proposal,” he said. – School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


State Of NDUS Report Available Online
I have prepared a State of the North Dakota University System report that can be accessed at the following URL I would encourage you to take a few minutes of your time to read the report. -- Larry Isaak, Chancellor, North Dakota University System.


Events to Note


Atmospheric Sciences Professor Presents Seminar On Precipitation, Downdraft, And Tornadoes
Mark Askelson (atmospheric sciences) will present a seminar on “Precipitation, the Rear Flink of Downdraft, and Tornadoes” Friday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in 102 Odegard Hall. Everyone is welcome.
The supercell is a type of thunderstorm that exhibits numerous special qualities, including a proclivity for producing damaging tornadoes. Evidence suggests that the production of a tornado by a supercell may depend strongly on its rear flank downdraft, a descending region of air that resides on the “back side” (front is in the direction of storm motion) of a supercell. Some of the most compelling evidence is from VORTEX, the Verification of the Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment, from which it was found that surface rear flank downdraft air associated with strong supercellar tornadoes is relatively buoyant while surface rear flank downdraft air associated with non-tornadic supercells tends to have little buoyancy. – Atmospheric Sciences.


UND Hosts 2002 State Of The Faculty Conference Oct. 6
The 2002 State of the Faculty conference will be held at the Memorial Union Sunday, Oct. 6, from 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. for full-and part-time faculty in the North Dakota University System. Interested North Dakota University System employees are also invited to attend.

During the conference, participants will discuss such topics as course numbering, course descriptions and content issues. Participants will also take part in academic cluster sessions on student preparation for college, core curriculum, competencies, student advising and communication strategies. Lunch will be provided.

For further information, contact the conference services at 777-6393 or visit


Performances, Food Highlight China Night
The Chinese Student and Scholar Association will host China Night Sunday, Oct. 6, from 4:45 to 8 p.m., UND Armory. The purpose of this program is to bring a variety of multicultural activities to both the University and the Greater Grand Forks community. Currently the University has established a Chinese minor through the College of Business and Public Administration. Our multicultural programming will supplement this formal educational experience by introducing participants to Chinese culture, food, and music.

The food for this event is from two local Chinese restaurants in town: China Garden and Shangri-La. Lion dancers and folk dancers from Folklorama, Winnipeg, will perform as will the first violinist with the Greater Grand Forks Orchestra, Donilyn Bergman, who will play “The Butterfly Lover’s Concerto,” a famous love story in China. Other Chinese performers will perform Taiji Jian and other traditional music.

For the general public, admission is $12. For UND students and students from other schools including high schools, admission is $8. Twenty-five percent of proceeds will be donated to charity. This program is sponsored by Multicultural Awareness Committee, a division of student government, vice president for academic affairs and provost, International Centre, College of Business and Public Administration, China Garden restaurant, and Shangri-La restaurant. – Jan Orvik, for Chinese Student and Scholar Association.


Minnesota Wild Will Play At Engelstad Arena
The Minnesota Wild will take on the Atlanta Thrashers Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m., Ralph Engelstad Arena. Tickets are available at the Ralph Engelstad Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, 772-5151 or online at Also visit us at – Ralph Engelstad Arena.


UND Community Invited To Celebrate German America Day Oct. 6
Sunday, Oct. 6, is German America Day. The UND community is invited to participate in the annual event which begins at 5:30 p.m. on that day at Grand Forks Central High School, auditorium entrance, corner of First Ave. North and North Fifth St. Follow the signs. The 2002 program includes a centennial jubilee for the teddy bear, German America Day proclamations, singing, and a teddy bear picnic. The hosts are the members of the CHS German Club. They and others will comment on teddy bears and German Americana. Teddy bear keepers are requested to bring their buddies. “Der Stammtisch,” UND’s German Club; the Central and Red River High School German clubs; and the Greater Grand Forks Chapter of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society are the sponsors. For inquiries call me at 775-4739 or Lonny Brakel at 787-2891. – Herbert Boswau (Associate Professor Emeritus of German) for the sponsors.


UMAC Displays “Earth As Art” At Museum
Images of our planet so stunning they rightfully fit into the category of art will be on display at an exhibition sponsored by the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium in the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Starting Oct. 6 through Nov. 3, the Museum will display “Earth as Art,” an exhibit of 41 aesthetically appealing images captured by the Landsat 7 satellite orbiting more than 400 miles above the earth.

Scenes of glaciers, volcanoes and lava lakes, mountain ranges, oceans, rivers, forests, deserts, and sprawling cities take on a new vividness when seen from the perspective of space.

This is the first showing of “Earth as Art” in North Dakota. The exhibit is on loan from the Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. The EROS Data Center is the national archive of images of Earth’s land surface acquired by satellite and aircraft. The “Earth as Art” exhibit has toured the world, introducing the general public to the Landsat Program administered jointly by the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA.

On July 23, 1972, the first Landsat satellite was launched by NASA to circle the globe and take photographs. The millions of pictures taken from Landsat spacecraft constitute the longest record of the Earth’s continental surfaces as seen from the space. These images serve thousands of users who observe and study the Earth, who manage and utilize its natural resources, and who monitor the changes brought on by natural processes and human activity.

“Earth as Art” will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. There is no admission charge. The Museum is located on Centennial Drive.

Call 777-4195 for more information. – Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium.


Norwegian Ambassador To Visit UND Oct. 7
The Nordic Initiative and the University will host the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Knut Vollebaek, on Monday, Oct. 7. While on campus he will tour UND Aerospace, meet with the Nordic Initiative Committee, meet with Norwegian students and offer a lecture to the Nordic-American community and to the University community. The public is invited to attend both presentations.

The Sons of Norway, Gyda Varden Lodge of Grand Forks, is hosting a luncheon for Ambassador Vollebaek at 11:45 am at the Ramada Inn on Highway 2. The title of the Ambassador’s luncheon talk will be “News From Norway.” Cost of the luncheon is $15, and reservations can be made with Glenn Fontaine at 772-5119.

UND hosts a community lecture by Ambassador Vollebaek at 2 p.m. at the Rural Technology Incubator, Room 211, 4300 Dartmouth Drive. The title of the talk is “Norway’s Role in International Conflict Resolution.” The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception sponsored by Nordic Initiative will follow in the atrium of the tech incubator.

Ambassador Vollebaek assumed his duties in Washington, D.C., on March 1, 2001. Vollebaek has held several diplomatic positions over his career, including that of Foreign Minister of Norway. As head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Vollebaek played a key negotiating role during the war in Kosovo. He had close relations with American political officials, in particular with the former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. He also assisted Thorvald Stoltenberg in peace negotiations in former Yugoslavia. Vollebaek previously was stationed in New Delhi, Madrid, Harare, as well as serving as Ambassador to Costa Rica. As a student, Vollebaek spent a year at the University of California studying political science. He received his master’s degree at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. His wife, Ellen, will accompany him to UND.

This is the fifth time a top government official from Norway has visited UND since the Nordic Initiative was formed in 1998, but before then it had been a decade since an official from any Nordic country had visited UND or Grand Forks. This is Vollebaek’s first visit to UND.

The UND Nordic Initiative is a 45-member committee working to develop the premier Nordic studies program in America by developing strong educational, intellectual, cultural, tourism, technology and trade exchanges in the five Nordic countries. The UND Nordic Initiative is raising a multi-million dollar endowment to sustain and grow these initiatives and exchanges. – Bruce Gjovig (Center for Innovation), Chair, Nordic Initiative, 777-3134.


Graduate Committee Meets Monday
The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, Oct. 7, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Approval of minutes from Sept. 30.

2. The committee will review for a second time three proposals from the School of Engineering and Mines: Master of Engineering Program in Environmental Engineering; Master of Science Program in Environmental Engineering; and an interdisciplinary post-baccalaureate Certificate Program in Environmental Engineering. Accompanying these proposals are requests for four new courses: EnvE 562, Seminar in Environmental Engineering; EnvE 590, Special Topics in Environmental Engineering; EnvE 591, Environmental Engineering Research; EnvE 595, Design Project in Environmental Engineering.

3. Proposals for new graduate programs in Earth system science and policy including: Master of Environmental Management in Earth System Science and Policy;Master of Science degree in Earth System Science and Policy; and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Earth System Science and Policy.

4. Summary report regarding the graduate faculty meeting. Discussion about the graduate faculty constitution.

5. Matters arising.

– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Doctoral Examination Set For Angela Cavett
The final examination for Angela Cavett, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling, is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in 308 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is “Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting: Behaviors, Attitudes and Beliefs Among Psychologists Regarding Current and Proposed Statutes.” Cindy Juntunen (counseling) is the committee chair.

Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Theatre Arts Plans “Cookies And Tickets” Promotion
The department of theatre arts will sell tickets for “Our Town,” and 30th anniversary season tickets, and give away free cookies Wednesday, Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Twamley Hall Lobby. – Jim Williams, Theatre Arts.


Explore The World At International Night
Come explore the world during international nights, 7 p.m. Thursdays at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Thursday, Oct. 10, will spotlight Brazil. Come enjoy international cuisine, learn about different cultures and make new friends. The programs are sponsored by the vice president for academic affairs, the UND Foundation and the International Organization. – Office of International Programs.


Wind Ensemble, University Band Present Concert
The Wind Ensemble and University Band, conducted by James Popejoy, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for general admission and $3 for students.

The Wind Ensemble will open their portion of the program with the exciting Centennial Fanfare-March by Roger Nixon, followed by the classic orchestral transcription of Jacque Offenbach’s La Belle Helene. The featured work on the concert will be Andrew Boysen’s stirring new composition, Grant Them Eternal Rest, a five-movement work dedicated to the victims of Sept. 11th tragedy. The Wind Ensemble will close the concert with a performance of our national march, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.

The University Band will open the concert with Francis McBeth’s Masque. Also on their program will be James Barnes’ Yorkshire Ballad, and the classic Italian march L’Inglesina by Davide Delle Cese. The band will close with a theme and variation work by Mark Williams titled Fantasy on “Yankee Doodle.”

For additional information concerning this performance, please contact the band department at 777-2815. – James Popejoy, Director of Bands.


Psychology Department Hosts Northern Lights Psychology Conference Oct. 12
The psychology department will host the second annual Northern Lights psychology conference Saturday, Oct. 12, on the second floor of the Memorial Union. Faculty, students and researchers from the Northern Plains will present research papers and posters. The conference concludes with a 3 p.m. invited address in the Lecture Bowl by Patrick H. Deleon, past president (2000) of the American Psychological Association, and currently administrative assistant to U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. The title of Dr. Deleon’s presentation is “Psychology’s Role in the New Millennium.”

For further information regarding the conference please visit the psychology department web site, – Psychology Department.


Sen. Dorgan Encourages Student Participation In Tech Conference
A letter from Senator Dorgan to UND faculty:

Dear College Professor:

I wanted to update you on a conference I’m organizing that I think would make for an excellent learning opportunity for your students.

On October 14 and 15, I am hosting the fourth annual Upper Great Plains Technology Conference and Trade Show with the Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead. The two-day event will be held at the Fargodome in Fargo.

The conference will feature innovative technologies and look at their impact on our everyday lives. The event will include four major keynote speakers, a two-day trade show and in-depth workshops on technologies affecting business, medicine, community and home. The expo

will also feature a special section where students from across the region will demonstrate their research. College students with a valid student ID can attend the event at no cost. Free student admission does not include meals offered to paid attendees during some keynote sessions.

My reason for moving the event from the spring to the fall was to make it easier for college and high school students to attend. I believe the event will be a good learning experience for college students, particularly those majoring in business, engineering, or computer science. Students can attend both days of the event or choose the presentations that most interests them. I hope you will consider having your students attend portions of the event as a class assignment.

If you have questions or need additional information when planning a school field trip, please contact me at or call my office at 202-224-0237. Additional information can be found on the conference web page,

Best wishes on the new school year.

Byron L. Dorgan
U.S. Senator


President, First Lady Host Wellness Coalition Meeting
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join President and Adele Kupchella, student body leaders Jon Lovseth and Angie Anderson, and other campus partners for the fall 2002 Healthy UND Wellness Coalition celebration of progress and potential. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Reed Keller Auditorium at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. A box lunch will be served and the meeting will feature updates on the wellness program and wellness center. Participants will also have an opportunity to provide input on Healthy UND goals. Please RSVP to Phyllis Norgren before Thursday, Oct. 10, to or 777-2097. Following the meeting, at 1:30 p.m., we will provide a tour of the interim wellness center. – Jane Croeker, Health Promotion/Marketing Advisor.


Faculty Invited To “Think Tank” On Program-Level Assessment
Faculty with interest and/or experience in assessment of student learning are invited to participate in a two-hour “think tank” on program-level assessment from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Memorial Room, Memorial Union.

The purpose of the think tank is to follow up on things we learned in the Bush program assessment team workshops and to come up with ways that departments can share knowledge of and experience with assessment across campus.

Especially invited are faculty who are actively involved in their department’s assessment efforts, whether or not the department participated in one of the Bush program assessment team workshops.

For further information, contact Libby Rankin, 777-4233, or Sara Hanhan, 777-4824. – Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional Development.


UMAC Celebrates Planet Earth
All of the Earth, all of the time; that’s how we, for the first time, see our home planet thanks to the “magic eyes” of NASA’s satellites. The Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (UMAC ) is the region’s major interpreter of these satellite images.

Beginning in October, UMAC is pleased to host a series of public events that provide dazzling perspectives of Earth’s beauty. The public is invited to celebrate the splendor of our planet, and the life-sustaining qualities that make it habitable.

NASA’s Electronic Theater
On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Michael King and Steven Graham will present NASA’s Electronic Theater at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. It is a perspective so grand your attitude toward the planet on which we live will never be the same.

The images, animations, and visualizations created from satellite surveillance of the global environment are presented in a technologically advanced, high-definition format.

The sheer beauty of the planet, seen from all angles and with technologies keener than your own senses, will inspire you to treat it with care and respect.

A six-foot inflatable replica of the Earth will also be on display in the lobby of the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The globe, created by Worldfx, provides state-of-the-art real world visualizations of the Earth using satellite-imagery.

The one hour long electronic theater is free and open to the public.

Distinguished Speaker Series Oct. 17
The Earth System Science and Policy distinguished speaker series continues Thursday, Oct. 17, with a presentation by Rosina Bierbaum of the University of Michigan. She will present “The Policies of Global Change” at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

Dr. Bierbaum is dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. She served as acting director of the White House Office of Science, Technology and Policy in Washington, D.C. for President Bush, and before that as OSTP’s senior scientific advisor for the environment to President Clinton. Dr. Bierbaum will discuss how the best available science can influence the formulation of policies.

The distinguished speaker series is presented by the Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment. Contact Rebecca Phillips for more information at 777-6160. – Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium.


Guerilla Girls Will Perform At Museum
The New York City performance group “The Guerrilla Girls” will perform at the North Dakota Museum of Art Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

Established in 1985 and still going strong in the 21st century, this group of women artists, writers, performers and film makers fights discrimination. Dubbing themselves “the conscience of culture,” they declare themselves feminist counterparts to the mostly male tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Batman, and the Lone Ranger. They wear gorilla masks to focus on issues rather than personalities, using humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny. In 17 years they have produced over 80 posters, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world and culture at large.

Sponsors include Multicultural awareness Committee, North Dakota Museum of Art, Women’s Center, RoadKing Inn, Office of Instructional Development, the art department and the Charles D. and Elynor B. Nelson Foundation. – Kim Fink, Art, 777-2905.


Four Will Receive Sioux Award At Homecoming
The UND Alumni Association will recognize four outstanding alumni Friday, Oct. 18, with the Sioux Award, the association’s highest honor. Recipients are Susan J. Crockett, Edina, Minn.; Lloyd Everson Jr., M.D. , The Woodlands, Texas; A. Kirk Lanterman, Seattle; and Robert M. Harris, Seattle.

The Sioux Awards banquet will be part of the 2002 Homecoming celebration October 17-19. It will be held at the Alerus Center with a 6 p.m. social. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. For tickets or additional information regarding the banquet or any other Homecoming 2002 events, please contact the UND Alumni Association at 777-2611 or (800) 543-8764.

Susan (Anderson) Crockett is a Grand Forks native and a 1966 graduate of UND, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. In 1971 she received a master’s degree in food and nutrition from North Dakota State University and in 1987 she completed her doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. Susan has served as a faculty member, assistant to the dean and chair of the food and nutrition department at North Dakota State University. She then moved to New York where she served as dean of the College for Human Development at Syracuse University.

Susan is director of the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition for General Mills in Minneapolis. She and her husband, Richard, ‘66, live in Edina, Minn. They have two sons and a daughter-in-law.

Lloyd Everson Jr., M.D., grew up in Grafton. He earned bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and medicine from UND in 1965 and 1967. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1969.

After completing his residency, Lloyd and his wife, Jacquelyn (Gerving), ‘66, returned to Fargo. Lloyd was chief of oncology and hematology at the Fargo Clinic and associate professor and chair of the department of oncology and hematology within the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Lloyd now serves as vice chair and a member of the board of directors for U.S. Oncology Inc. He and Jacquelyn live in The Woodlands, Texas, and have three children.

A. Kirk Lanterman, a Bismarck native, was sent to Korea in 1951 as a member of the North Dakota National Guard, cutting short his education at UND. Upon returning to the United States, Kirk earned his degree in accounting from the University of Washington.

He began his career as a certified public accountant for Pricewaterhouse. In 1970 he joined Westours Inc. He has spent the past 32 years in the travel industry. In 1997 he was named to his current position, chair and chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation, which owns Holland America Line – Westours. He and his wife, Janet, reside in Seattle and have four daughters.

Robert Harris is a 1960 graduate of UND. He lettered in hockey while earning his bachelor’s degree in geological engineering. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Bob’s career has taken him across the U.S. and Canada. He and his wife, Louise, now live in Seattle and have four children.

Bob is chair of Harris Group, a company he helped found in 1975. Just this year he stepped down as chief executive officer. His firm serves the sectors of forest industries; energy and industrial manufacturing; and has special business units serving financial institutions for due diligence and independent engineering services, system integration and process development.

The Sioux Award dates back to 1949, when it was known as the Service Award. It is given to UND alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields of endeavor and who are selected by the citations committee based on achievement, service and loyalty. – UND Alumni Association.


Black And White Scholarship Ball Is Oct. 19
The African-American Cultural Association presents the seventh annual Black and White Scholarship Ball, a six-year tribute from 1996 to 2002, Saturday, Oct. 19, Main Ballroom, The Club, Grand Forks Air Force Base. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. Menu choices are game hen or London broil. Entertainment and dancing will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attire is formal/semi-formal. Door prizes, a call out table, and silent auctions will be part of the evening. Cost is a $20 donation for club members, $23 donation for non-members. Long-stemmed red roses are $5 each.

The ball is open to everyone. RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 15, to MC Diop, 777-4362. – MC Diop, Multicultural Student Services.


State EPSCoR Conference Set For Oct. 25, 26 On Campus
The North Dakota state EPSCoR conference will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, on campus. The schedule follows:

Friday, Oct. 25, 1 to 5 p.m., BRIN pre-conference workshops: electronic resources (e.g., Sci-Finder, PubMed, Vector-NTI nucleic acid analysis), molecular modeling, Tribal College distance learning. To register for pre-conference workshops, please contact Kim Hansen at 777-6376 or

Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme of this year’s conference is “Research Opportunities and Forging Partnerships.” Features of the conference include the following: U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, invited keynote speaker; plenary address, “Forging University-Private Sector Partnerships,” F. Lee Williams (University of Oklahoma); review of capacity-building opportunities/accomplishments for science, engineering, and mathematics research in North Dakota; presentations by program officials from federal agencies (e.g., NSF, NIH, DoD); development of competitive large-scale, multi-investigator projects; forging university-private sector partnerships; and scientific papers and student poster presentations.

Deadline is Oct. 11 for poster abstract submittal, and Oct. 18 for conference registration. Register on the web at www.ndsu.nodak/epscor. – David Givers, ND EPSCoR, Assistant Project Director, NDSU, Fargo, 231-7516.




Do Not Make Personal Long-Distance Calls On The UND Network
I would like to remind faculty and staff that the UND long distance network is to be used only for conducting University business. The policy states that use of the University long distance networks for personal calls or non-university business may result in disciplinary action, termination of employment and/or personal liability. State and federal regulations also do not permit this type of activity even if the employee reimburses the University.

On the UND campus, long-distance calling cards for personal use can be purchased either at telecommunications or the University Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Many retail establishments located off-campus also sell long-distance calling cards. -- Robert Gallager, Vice President for Finance and Operations.


Proposals Sought For Student Technology Fee Monies
The student technology fee committee is calling for proposals based on the following:
• Number of students served
• Number of disciplines served
• Access to the equipment
• Technical support available
• Relevance to University’s/department/s unit/s strategic plan
• Impact on the curriculum and/or on research
• Matching funds from the department/unit
• Student benefit
• Technology made available for redeployment

Proposal writers should submit the spring 2003 STF request form, available at or from Kim Pastir at ( Departments/units should submit the proposals to their deans or directors for review and prioritization. Units which answer directly to vice presidents should submit proposals to them for review and prioritization. Vice presidents, deans and directors may have earlier deadlines.

The deadline to submit proposals to this office (campus box 9021) is Friday, Nov. 1, 2002.

Proposal writers must consult with the various support offices on campus for costs associated with installation of equipment, accessibility issues, security concerns and adaptive technology. Unless departments are prepared to pay for these out of their own budgets, proposal writers should obtain estimates and include them as a part of the budget for the proposal. In addition, proposal writers must consult with Disability Support Services regarding adaptive technology needed for the proposal and with the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies regarding the equipment requested for compatibility, installation, and ensuing issues.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proposal process, please contact Kim at 777-3231. – Jim Shaeffer, Interim Chief Information Officer.


Web Page Owners Need To Change Passwords
We are increasing security on the UND web site. When student web page developers and other employees leave the University, departmental web passwords often remain the same. This makes your web site vulnerable to hacking, and compromises other sites on the UND server.

We ask everyone who is responsible for web pages on the UND web server to change their passwords by Monday, Oct. 7. New passwords should be six to eight characters with at least one numeral. We also ask those responsible for web site development to sign an “acceptable use of information agreement” available online at Please sign the document and return it to ITSS, Box 9041, by Monday, Oct. 7.

Instructions for changing passwords can be found at If you are unable to change your password online, call Jan Orvik at 777-3621 and request a manual password change. We will need your web URL, login name, and the new password. Please use the telephone, not e-mail or fax. If you are no longer responsible for maintaining your department or individual web site, please pass this information along to the person who currently has those duties. If a student, co-worker or other web developer also has access to your account, they must sign a copy of the acceptable use form. Departments and individuals who have not changed their password and returned the signed agreement form by Oct. 7 will lose access to the site and will be unable to make changes to their web pages.

We realize that many departments have difficulty maintaining sites. ITSS and University Relations offer training and assistance for University-affiliated web sites on the UND server. Feel free to call Jan at 777-3621 to request help. We also offer easily updated templates which require no knowledge of html. Watch your U2 bulletin for class dates and times, or call 777-3621.

Thank you for your assistance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. -- Doris Bornhoeft, User Services, Information Technology Systems and Services, and Jan Orvik, Web Manager, University Relations.


Abstracts Sought For International Water Conference
The first International Water Conference – Water, Science, and Decision Making, will be held in Moorhead, Minn., on April 23 and 24, 2003. Plenary speakers and concurrent sessions will address problematic issues of water management, flood damage reduction/mitigation, and natural resource protection/development confronting policy makers, scientists, and citizens of the Red River Basin, U.S. and Canada.
Abstracts are due by Tuesday, Oct. 15. For more information and to submit abstracts, go to – Phil Gerla, Geology and Geological Engineering.


Papers Sought For Conference On Value Inquiry
The 31st Conference on Value Inquiry will be held at the University April 10-12, 2003. Broad participation is sought. Papers and proposals for papers concerning the history of value inquiry, the development of thought on values, evaluation, and fundamental evaluative problems, are welcome. The deadline is Jan. 1, 2003; early submission is advised. Papers may be practically or theoretically oriented. Topics may be disciplinary and range over issues within a single field of value inquiry such as ethics, aesthetics, political theory, or economics. Topics may be interdisciplinary and range over issues between two or more fields of value inquiry. Topics may even be meta-disciplinary and range over purely conceptual issues about values and evaluations in general, their relations to various evaluative considerations and their relations to non-evaluative matters. Given the rich history of value inquiry, participants in previous conferences may wish to give thought to the historical influences on contemporary discussions of problems that they have been drawn to.

Plenary speakers are Charles L. Griswold Jr., Boston University, and Virginia Held, City University of New York. The Conference on Value Inquiry seeks to bring together those whose work represents differences in interest, outlook, and expertise on questions of value.

To submit a paper, abstract, or proposal, contact me. – Jack Russell Weinstein, coordinator, 31st Conference on Value Inquiry, department of philosophy and religion,,


Nominations For Faculty Awards Accepted Through Nov. 19
The outstanding faculty awards committee is now accepting nominations for the following individual and departmental awards:

• Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching (individual)
• Outstanding Graduate/Professional Teaching (individual)
• Excellence in Teaching, Research/Creative Activity and Service - the “Faculty Scholar Award” (individual)
• Outstanding Faculty Development and Service (individual)
• Departmental Excellence in Teaching (department)
• Departmental Excellence in Service (department)

To nominate online, go to Paper nomination forms are also available at various locations around campus. Criteria for all six awards are listed on the web site and nomination forms. Nomination deadline is Nov. 19.

Additional nomination forms are available from the Office of Instructional Development/Merrifield Office, Room 12A (call Jana Hollands at 777-4998). – Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.


Counseling Center Offers Student Self-Care Group
Faculty are asked to announce this to students. The University Counseling Center is offering a group aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of self-care. College is a time when students make new friends, take new classes, discover independence, work, etc. With all these new things going on, it is easy to forget to take good care of oneself. Students might feel overwhelmed, be juggling too many things, or just need someone to relate to. The self-care group will offer conversation and sharing regarding many topics such as self-growth, self-confidence, relationships, family, self-esteem, and self-care. Participants will learn to understand themselves through sharing and giving feedback to each other.
If you are interested or have questions, please contact Carrie Serna, MA intern or Shu-Fen Shih, at 777-2127 or – Counseling Center.


Post Your Events On The UND Calendar
You’re invited to post your events on the online UND calendar at This comprehensive listing of events covers all aspects of the University, and, we hope, will eliminate the need to check several calendars to find out what’s going on at UND. Events include academic dates, athletics, cultural events, and more. To submit an event, just click on “submit an event,” type in your information, and send. Your event will appear on the calendar within 24 hours. If you have suggestions to improve the calendar, please call me at 777-3621. – Jan Orvik, Web Manager, University Relations.


Studio One Lists Guests
Police Officer Donald Beck will talk about programs to reduce underage drinking and the use of fake IDs on this week’s Studio One.

In 1989, Beck began training businesses how to detect fake IDs and reduce the number of underage drinkers. Today, businesses are working with the police to prevent underage drinking through training and employee incentives.

Also on the next edition of Studio One: Since the 1998 tobacco settlement, several states have been receiving money to fund anti-smoking campaigns. We’ll explore the concerns that are currently being raised about how states are spending the money.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live at 5 p.m. Thursdays on UND Channel 3 . Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7 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, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. – Studio One.


Large Passenger Van Training Offered
Large vans with passenger capabilities of 10 to 15 riders have become a safety issue all over the United States. North Dakota Risk Management and North Dakota State Fleet have implemented a training program for all state users to complete prior to driving these vans. Our department will administer the program to users at UND and will issue certification cards.

The program consists of two components. The first, a web-based training program which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, consists of watching a short video and answering questions at the end. This training will be held at the transportation department from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Oct. 7. Please call 777-4122 for a time slot. Please complete the web training prior to behind-the-wheel training.

The second component is a behind-the-wheel course. The course, which consists of navigating a 15-passenger van between cones, will be held on Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive. The first behind-the-wheel courses are offered Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. Please call 777-4122 to sign up for a 15-minute slot. – Mary Metcalf, Transportation Manager.


Workshop On Work Injuries Rescheduled
The U2 workshop, “Supervisor’s Role with Work-Related Injuries,” has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Room, Memorial Union, and will not be held Oct. 9.

This class is designed to identify the role and responsibilities of the supervisor when a work-related injury has taken place. The workshop will review UND’s procedures as well as information about the North Dakota Workers’ Compensation Bureau. Presenter: Claire Moen, affirmative action. – Sarah Bloch, Program Assistant, University Within the University.


U2 Workshops For October 21-23
Registering for U2 workshops is easy! Contact the University Within the University office by any of the following ways: phone, 777-2128; fax, 777-2140;, or

When registering, please include the following information: name, department, box number, phone number, e-mail address, event title, event title and date.

Windows XP: Oct. 21 and 23, 8:30 a.m. to noon (seven hours total), 361 Upson II. Please note date and time change from earlier announcements. Windows orientation, work with programs and documents, organize files, work with windows, create an efficient work environment, use control panel features, use Windows applets, optimize system resources, find information. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

Position Budget Maintenance: Oct. 22, 9 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II. The workshops are designed to give departmental personnel who process notice of appointments/revisions, staff position requisitions, new position requests and are adding or deleting funds to positions, the tools to access information to maintain a more accurate position budget file and assist in more timely processing of the payroll forms. This is a hands-on workshop, and authorization to the following CICSB (main frame) screens are necessary: PB70, PB75, PB80, PB90, PB95, BD40, GL19, GL70, GL53, NA90 and NA75. Presenter: Rosemary Thue, Budget Office.

Preventing Workplace Violence: Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, 235 Rural Technology Center. Workplace violence occurs all too often. Communication and training can help to prevent and deal with employee and/or client violence. This workshop will identify underlying causes of workplace violence, warning signs, methods for heading off serious situations, and planning for prevention. Presenters: Duane Czapiewski, UND Police, and Jason Uhlir, Safety and Environmental Health.

NEW!! Staying on Track in a Market Downturn: Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, 211 Rural Technology Center, OR Oct. 23, 4 to 6 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This program reviews a few historical examples of market downturns and attempts to identify some of the negative but common reactions that investors have to them. The program also discusses the benefits of investing according to your tolerance for risk as a way of developing a well-conceived investment strategy. Significant other/partner welcome. (Please pre-register your guest.) Presenter: Molly Melanson, TIAA-CREF.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Supervising, But Were Afraid to Ask: Oct. 22, 1 to 3 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. When do you pay overtime? What if I don’t have the budget for overtime? An employee’s probation is ending but I have problems with his/her performance, what do I do? I have two employees and one says that I treat each of them differently, what do I do? Who is eligible for donated leave? These questions and many more will be answered by a panel on how to deal with employment issues at the University. This forum will be structured using a question/answer format. Presenters: Joy Johnson, Diane Nelson and Desi Sporbert, Office of Human Resources.

Defensive Driving: Oct. 23, 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.
-- Sarah Bloch, University Within the University Program Assistant.


Parent Education Center Lists Classes
The following programs are offered by the Parent Education Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Road. Call 795-2765 to register or for more information. Child care offered for all daytime programs; all classes are held at PERC unless otherwise noted.

Parent Study Group, “Teach Your Children Well,” Fridays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, Nov. 1, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Seminar, “Helping Children Handle Peer Pressure,” Monday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m.
Parent Study Group, “Parenting Young Children,” Mondays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Seminar, “Bullying: What Can We Do About It?” Tuesday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.
Family Story Hour, “Fall Surprises!” featuring Gloria Sanford, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Five-Week Book Study Group, “Teach Your Children Well,” by Madelyn Swift, begins Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m. (Books available at PERC).
Video Presentation, “LD and Social Skills: Last One Picked . . . First One Picked On,” Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Seminar, “Motor Development: Infants and Preschoolers,” Wednesday, Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.
Seminar, “Toddler Triumphs and Tribulations,” Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Parent Study Group, “Raising Responsible Children,” Wednesdays, Oct. 9 and 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Lunch Box Special, “ADD Across the Lifespan,” presented by Gary Schill, Thursday, Oct. 10, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.
Parent Study Group, “Stepfamily Dilemmas,” Thursdays, Oct. 10 and 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Video Presentation, “LD and Self Esteem: Look What You’ve Done!” Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Parent Study Group, “Good Discipline . . . Good Kids,” Tuesdays, Oct. 15 and 22, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Seminar, “In the Middle: Caregiving for Our Children and Our Elders,” Wednesday, Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m.
Seminar, “Separation Anxiety: ‘Don’t Go Mommy!’” Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.
Lunch Box Special, “Children of Divorce,” presented by Carol Helland, Thursday, Oct. 17, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.
Seminar, “Your Child’s Friendships,” Monday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m.
Seminar, “Skills for Single Parents,” Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
Video Presentation, “Understanding Learning Disabilities,” Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Seminar, “Winning at the Grocery Store,” Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.
Seminar, “Birth Order,” Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
Seminar, “Five Basics for Parenting Adolescents,” Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Video Presentation, “When the Chips are Down,” Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Seminar, “Setting Limits,” Tuesday, Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m.
Seminar, “Men and Women: What Planet Should We Be On?” Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, for the Parent Education Resource Center.


In Remembrance


Remembering Theodore Snook
Theodore Snook, professor emeritus of anatomy, died Sept. 5 in Lee’s Summit, Mo. He was 95.

Theodore Snook was born April 14, 1907, to Theodore and Carrie (Davis) Snook, in Titusville, N.J. He attended schools in Titusville and Massachusetts. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rutgers University in 1929 and 1930, and the doctorate from Cornell University in 1933. He taught histology, embryology, and neuroanatomy at Syracuse University, Tulane University, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine from 1934 to 1952. He joined the UND faculty in 1953, and served as chair of the anatomy department for a number of years. He retired in 1977. He was honored by UND medical students with the portrait award and the golden apple award for outstanding teaching. He was active in professional societies, and published research on the spleen and tonsils.

He married Jane MacNamee in 1934.

In 1980, he and his wife moved to Racine, Wis., to be closer to their daughter. According to the obituary in the Grand Forks Herald, “Ted was an honest, kind and lovable man with a wonderful sense of humor. He was so humble despite his many terrific accomplishments.” He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, fishing, classical music, singing in choirs, playing the ukulele, Bible study, and photography.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Dr. William Fawcett, Racine; a granddaughter, Barbara Jane Jewell; and a great-granddaughter, Kristina Jewell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane, and daughter, Patricia Snook Fawcett. – Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald and University Relations files.


Grants and Research


FIDC Awards Faculty Grants
The following faculty members were awarded faculty instructional development committee (FIDC) grants in July, August and September:

July: Darrin Muggli (chemical engineering), “Summer School of Chemical Engineering Faculty,” $646; Mizuho Schwalm (physics), “125th American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting,” $750; Kara Wettersten (counseling), “Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test,” $440.August: Hyunsoo Byun (art), “Instructional Materials for New Media Courses,” $1,000; Dorothy Keyser (music), “College Music Society 2002 Annual Conference,” $750; Kanishka Marasinghe (physics), “New Physics and Astronomy Faculty Workshop,” $620; Libby Rankin (English), “Instructional Materials for English 357,” $262.
September: Adonica Schultz Aune (communication), “National Communication Association Conference,” $500; Joel Iiams (mathematics), “AMS-MER Workshop - Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics: Diversification of Upper Level Mathematics Program,” $180; Angela Koppang (educational leadership), “National Middle School Association Conference,” $369; Dexter Perkins (geology and geological engineering), “Geological Society of America Annual Meeting,” $750; William Semke (mechanical engineering), “American Society for Engineering Education: 2002 ASEE North Midwest Section Annual Conference,” $380; Raymond Spiteri (art), “Porta-Trace Light Table”; and Nadine Tepper (teaching and learning), “National Middle School Association Conference,” $369.

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 at 777-3325, for guidelines and materials or find the necessary information on the OID web site (listed under “Academics” on the UND home page.)

Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly basis by the faculty instructional development committee. Next deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 15, at noon.

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


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

The Abney Foundation supports innovative and creative projects, and programs responsive to changing community needs in the areas of health, social service, education, and cultural affairs. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: Carl T. Edwards, 864-964-9201;;

Cancer Research Fellowships provide 1-3 years support for individuals who have been postdoctoral or clinical fellows for at least 2, but no more than 5, years prior to July 2003. Funding is provided for basic, translational, clinical, and prevention research. Deadline: 11/ 15/02. Contact: Sheri Ozard, 215-440-9300 ext. 114;;

National Glaucoma Research Grants of up to $35,000/year for up to 2 years support basic, academic research to improve understanding and therapy of the disease process in glaucoma. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: Kevin Ryder; 301-948-3244; ;

The Postdoctoral Research Associates Program in Infectious Diseases and Public Health Microbiology supports development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the Centers for Disease Control. Contact: ASM/NCID Postdoctoral Research Program; 202-942-9295;; Deadline: 11/15/02.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards are intended to strengthen teaching and research careers of young faculty in chemistry, chemical engineering or biochemistry. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: 212-753-1760;;

Postdoctoral Fellowships provide up to $32,000/year to scholars engaged in all fields of Judaic studies. The main topic for the 2003-2004 academic year is “Prescriptive Traditions and Lived Experience in the Jewish Religion: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives.” Contact: 215-238-1290;; Deadline: 11/15/02.

The Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for Junior Scholars in Retirement Research supports research on retirement issues by junior scholars in a wide variety of disciplines. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or comparable professional certification and be a non-tenured/junior scholar or senior scholar working in a new area. Contact: Amy Chasse; 617-552-1762;; Deadline: 11/15/02.

Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program awards provide 10-weeks support to undergraduate students working with a faculty mentor on the student’s home campus. Deadline: 11/16/02. Contact: 202-783-4810;;

Educational Information Centers in Eurasia–Support to operate educational information centers (part of the network of approximately 450 Department of State-affiliated centers worldwide) in Eurasia. Centers provide comprehensive and unbiased information to interested students, scholars, and other individuals about study opportunities in the U.S. Deadline: 10/31/02. Contact: Sharen Sheehan; 202-619-4731;

Broad Agency Announcement for the High Efficiency Distributed Lighting Headlight–Proposals are sought for innovative concepts relating to development of High Efficiency Distributed Lighting (HEDLight) including high efficiency full spectrum light sources, coupling optics, optical-fiber-luminaires, and integrated fiber-illuminators. Contact: Adina Peyton; 256-842-7408;; Deadline: 11/12/02.

Graduate Scholarship for Study and/or Research–Support for graduate students, Ph.D. candidates and post-doctoral researchers to study and/or conduct research at universities or institutes in the Federal Republic of Germany. Deadline: 11/01/02. Contact: 212-758-3223;;

The Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowship provides support to graduate students and Ph.D. candidates to conduct a project using the research collections of the Museum/Library for 4 months. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: Roger Horowitz, 302-658-2400;;

Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students support fundamental research directed toward understanding basic biological processes or disease mechanisms. Examples of eligible fields include: biochemistry, bioinforma-tics, biophysics, biostatistics, cell biology, developmental biology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, mathemati-cal and computational biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, structural biology, and virology. Eligible applicants are students currently enrolled in M.D. or D.O. programs. Contact: 301-215-8883;; Deadline: 11/06/02.

Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors provide 1-2 years support for research/writing at the Institute.
Contact: Marian Zelazny, 609-734-8300;; Deadline: 11/15/02.

Visiting Member Awards in the School of Social Science provide support to visiting scholars at the junior and senior levels for research in the social sciences. The focus this year is bioethics. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: Administrative Officer; 609-734-8250;;

National Oral Health Policy Center (OHSD)–Support ($225,000) for development of a policy center to identify and explore critical oral health policy issues. Contact: John P. Rossetti; 301-443-3177;; Deadline: 11/15/2002.

NASA Research Announcement–Funding for hardware and/or software technology proposals to support the Earth Science Enterprise’s Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) Program. Categories supported are: on-board satellite data processing, space-based communication networks, mission automation, and/or high end computing technologies for modeling. Deadline: 11/08/02. Contact: Glenn E. Prescott; (202) 358-0886;;

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapy in Treatment of HIV/AIDS (RFA-AT-03-001)–Support for research to identify potential roles for safe and effective use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in treatment of HIV/AIDS and its complications, or to ameliorate medication side effects. Contact: Morgan N. Jackson, 301-402-1278;; Deadline: 11/11/02 (Letter of Intent); 12/10/02 (Application).

Resources for Change: Technology–Support ($50,000 to $200,000 for up to 3 years) for model projects that demonstrate technological advances that can benefit the entire arts field. Deadline: 11/05/02. Contact:;

Novel HIV Therapies: Integrated Preclinical/Clinical Program (PAR-00-098)–Funding for discovery, preclinical evaluation, development, and pilot clinical studies of novel agents and strategies to suppress HIV replication, interfere with HIV transmission or disease progression, or ameliorate consequences of infection. Contact: Nava Sarver, 301-496-8197;; Deadline: 11/17/02.

Support to develop Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (RCE) (RFA-AI-02-031). Contact: Rona Hirschberg, 301-496-1884;; Deadline: 11/15/02.

Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network (CPCRN) (RFA-DK-03-004)–Support to participate in development and conduct of randomized clinical trials to evaluate novel therapies in patients with chronic prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Contact: John W. Kusek, 301-594-7735;; Deadlines: 10/11/02 (Letter of Intent); 11/14/02 (Application).

Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Research Network (ICCRN) (RFA-DK-03-003)–Support to participate in development and conduct of randomized clinical trials to evaluate novel therapies in patients with interstitial cystitis. Contact and Deadlines: See above or

Minority Dissertation Research Grants in Aging–Support for doctoral dissertation research of underrepresented minority doctoral candidates. Deadlines: 11/15/02, 3/15/03. Contact: Robin A. Barr, 301-496-9322;;

Alcohol Research Center Grants (RFA-AA-03-001)–Support for Alcohol Research Centers to conduct and foster interdisciplinary research on alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Deadlines: 11/12/02 (Letter of Intent); 12/10/02 (Application). Contact: Ernestine Vanderveen, 301-443-2531;;

Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Projects–Support for projects that provide rehabilitation research training and experience at an advanced level to individuals with doctorates or similar advanced degrees who have clinical or other relevant experience. Deadline: 11/12/02. Contact: See below or

Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects Program--Developing Models to Promote the Use of NIDRR Research—Support to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities that help to maximize full inclusion and integration of individuals with disabilities into society and improve effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Deadline: 11/12/02. Contact: Education Publica-tions Center (ED Pubs), 877-433-7827;;;

Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects Program--Health Services Research Projects–Funding to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities that help to maximize the full inclusion and integration of individuals with disabilities into society and improve effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Guidance for Behavioral Treatment Providers: Research on Knowledge and Skill Enhancement (RFA-DA-03-005)–Support for research activities that result in improved drug abuse treatment and reductions in HIV/AIDS risk behavior in drug-dependent individuals. Deadlines: 11/15/02 (Letter of Intent); 12/16/02 (Application). Contact: Cecelia L. McNamara, 301-402-1488;;

Research Fellowships provide $35,000/year for 1-2 years to support training in laboratory and clinical research of individuals whose goal is a career in academic nephrology or closely related fields. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: 212-889-2210;;

Young Investigator Grant Program awards provide up to $50,000 for one year (renewal is possible) of research in nephrology, urology, and/or related disciplines. Applicants must have completed fellowship training and hold a full-time junior faculty position. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: 212-889-2210;;

Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research on the genetics of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Research Grants support innovative new research projects in those areas. Deadline: 10/25/02. Contact: Tara Rolstad, 503-546-8367;;

Cooperative Research Activities–Support for international collaboration in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF. Deadlines: 11/1/02, 5/1/03 (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Western Europe); 11/1/02 (Chile); 2/01/03, 9/1/03 (African, Near East, South Asian); 12/1/02 (Korea). Contact: Elena King; 703-292-8710;;

Educational Innovation Program grants ranging from $300,000-$600,000 over 3 years are intended to stimulate educational activities at the undergraduate level in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) disciplines by encouraging transfer of research results into the undergraduate curriculum. Contact: Anita J. La Salle, 703-292-8980;; Deadline: 11/04/02.

Information Technology Workforce awards support scientific research focused on under-representation of women and minorities in the information technology workforce. Deadline: 11/04/02. Contact: Caroline Wardle; 703-292-8980;;

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Informatics seek to expand training in informatics at the intersection of biology and mathematical, chemical, and physical sciences to young scientists and mathematicians who will integrate research and education in their careers. Deadline: 11/04/02. Contact: Carter Kimsey, 703-292-8470;;

Summer Research Experiences for Students–Support for PIs to develop opportunities to introduce small groups of students to foreign science and engineering in the context of a research experience which will also help initiate personal relationships that will foster the students’ capabilities to engage in future international cooperative activities. Deadlines: 11/1/02, 5/1/03 (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Western Europe); 11/1/02 (Chile); 2/01/03, 9/1/03 (African, Near East, South Asian); 12/1/02 (Korea). Contact: Elena King; 703-292-8710;;

The Foreign Language and International Studies and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program provides funds for graduate training in modern foreign languages and related areas or international studies. Deadline: 11/12/02. Contact: Cheryl E. Gibbs; 202-502-7700;;

Business and International Education Program–Funding for up to 2 years to enhance international business education programs and expand capacity of the business community to engage in international economic activities. Deadline: 11/04/02. Contact: Tanyelle Richardson; 202-502-7626;;

International Research & Studies Program–Awards will support research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields. Deadline: 11/04/02. Contact: Jose L. Martinez; 202-502-7635;;

National Resource Centers (NRC) Program for Foreign Language and Area Studies–Grants will be awarded to establish/strengthen foreign language and area or international studies centers or comprehensive centers, which include undergraduate, graduate, and professional school components. Deadline: 11/12/02. Contact: Cheryl E. Gibbs; 202-502-7700;;

Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program—Support for 2-3 years to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. Deadline: 11/04/02. Contact: Christine Corey; 202-502-7629;;

Humanities Fellowships in the Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding Program support research at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame to explore the role of religion in contemporary conflicts, ranging from legitimation or sacralization of violence, to participation in conflict mediation and reconciliation, to advocacy and practice of nonviolent resistance as a religious imperative. Contact: Hal Culbertson, 574-631-8832;; Deadline: 11/15/02.

Applied Social Issues Internship Program—Support for college seniors, graduate students, and first-year postdoctorates to conduct social issues research in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group or other not-for-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project. Awards range from $300 to $2,500. Contact: 202-216-9332;; Deadline: 11/10/02.

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program–Support for college graduates to engage in a year of independent study and travel outside of the U.S. Contact: Mary-Jane Kanaczet; 401-274-1952;; Deadline: 11/05/02.

Dissertation Grants in Women’s Studies–Funding to encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Contact: 609-452-7007;; Deadline: 11/04/02.

WARDS Refinement Projects–Funding for development and use of viable research alternatives to animal experimentation. Contact: 703-442-4511;; Deadline: 10/31/02.

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

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