Volume 40, Number 7: October 11, 2002
The North Dakota space grant consortium, headquartered at the
department of space studies, was awarded $95,000 to develop North Dakota Space
Training and Research (ND STaR).
The main goal of ND STaR is to enhance and enlarge the body
of students from diverse backgrounds in North Dakota who consider a space-related
post-graduate or career path. Fifteen (15) three-month summer fellowships
will be offered to attend and conduct research at UND or NDSU.
ND STaR will greatly enhance North Dakotas potential
contribution to NASAs search for future NASA-focused workforce, said
Shan de Silva, ND STaR principal investigator. This is also an opportunity
to expose traditionally underrepresented groups of students in North Dakota
to NASA-focused research and training opportunities.
ND STaRs objectives include focusing resources on the
non-research public institutions, increasing the diversity of students exposed
to cutting-edge research and training, and disseminating the results of the
initiative across North Dakota. Fellowship awardees will be assigned to a
specific project supervised by staff at UND or NDSU. Within the first month
of inception of ND STaR, a summary list of potential projects will be published
and distributed to appropriate institutions of higher education in the state.
Each fellowship project will have a link to an appropriate NASA center or
enterprise and each student and advisor team will have the opportunity to
visit and interact with NASA counterparts.
In August 2003, a two-day conference, Space on the Prairie,
sponsored by the NDSG Consortium and space studies, is planned. Students will
present research and engage in discussions with visiting NASA center representatives.
The conference will be video-linked through the North Dakota Interactive Video
Network (NDIVN) system (http://www.ndivn.nodak.edu) throughout all North Dakota
higher education institutions, including two-year and tribal colleges, some
K-12 schools, and to the State Capitol. This will allow real and virtual interaction
between the conference participants, North Dakota students andeducators, as
well as state education leadership. The conference will also be webcast through
space.edu to space studies graduate students around the country. Department
of Space Studies.
The second forum to discuss changes in the University Constitution
will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble
Hall. Anyone interested in the changes is urged to attend. Jan Goodwin,
Chair, University Senate.
McKenzie To Receive Peacemaker Award Oct.
James McKenzie has been selected as the Prairie Peacemaker for 2002 by the North Dakota Peace Coalition. All are welcome to join the NDPC in honoring him at the Peace Congress banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.
McKenzie is a professor in the English department and one of
the founders of the UND peace studies curriculum. The award recognizes his
longstanding and untiring commitment to peace and justice issues, including
work promoting social justice as a leading member of the UND Campus Committee
for Human Rights, his work with Native American and other human rights issues,
and his efforts on behalf of a more peaceful world. Whether as founding member
of the Red River Valley Peaceworkers or as an educator leading the Writers
Conference at UND, McKenzie is recognized as a thoughtful professional who
has a special ability to keep peace, justice and human rights in the forefront
of campus and community life. He has inspired students, other faculty and
community members by the judicious and careful way in which he approaches
critical issues by framing them into a larger context, continually working
toward peace with justice.
Janet Kelly Moen, Center for Peace Studies.
Americas Walk for Diabetes will be held Saturday, Oct.
12, in Grand Forks. The walk starts in University Park, moves along 6th
Ave. to the bike path, north to Gateway Drive, east to Columbia Road and back
to the park (approximately two miles). The walk is scheduled to begin at 11
a.m.; however, UND football fans can walk at 9 a.m. to allow enough time to
walk and get to the UND/Bison game in Fargo.
Stacie Varnson (academic affairs) is coordinating a team of
walkers from UND. If youre interested in walking and raising money for
diabetes, please contact her at 777-4901 or firstname.lastname@example.org
She will send you a brochure with a sponsor form to solicit donations. You
can also find out more information at www.diabetes.org/walk.
There are an estimated 6,099 people with diabetes in Grand Forks and Polk Counties with 310 new cases of diabetes diagnosed each year. You can help by walking, sponsoring a walker or volunteering on Oct. 12. Call Stacie Varnson at 777-4906 or Dawn Botsford at 777-6393 if you have any questions or want to participate. Dawn Botsford, Continuing Education.
A letter from Senator Dorgan to UND faculty:
Dear College Professor:
I wanted to update you on a conference Im organizing that
I think would make 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
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 email@example.com or call
my office at 202-224-0237. Additional information can be found on the conference
web page, www.uppergreatplainstechnology.com.
Best wishes on the new school year.
Byron L. Dorgan
The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, Oct. 14, from
3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, 2002.
2. Change in program requirements for space studies, which includes
the addition of a thesis option for the M.S. in space studies and a formal
establishment of a cognate/minor.
Request for the following new courses: Space Studies 560, Space
Politics and Policy; Space Studies 585, Politics and Policy; and Space Studies
998 Thesis. Requests for course change for Space Studies 425 (Observational
Astronomy) to change the prerequisites from Math 103 or Math 105 to SpSt 420
or SpSt 520 or Phys 110.
3. Request to change the prerequisites from Path 480, 481, and
482 or equivalent courses for Clinical Laboratory Science 501, Quality Assurance
in the Clinical Laboratory to no prerequisites.
4. Update on the Graduate Faculty Constitution implementation
5. Continued discussion to consider graduate faculty nominations.
6. Second review and discussion of the 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 in Earth
System Science and Policy; and Doctor of Philosophy in Earth System Science
7. Matters arising.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.
The Leadership Workshop Series is held at 3 p.m. Mondays
in 10/12 Swanson Hall. The schedule follows:
Oct. 14: Ethics and Values: Still Important,
Kris Compton, senior vice president with Alerus Financial; Oct. 21:
Leadership in a Multicultural Workplace, Dave Molmen, chief operating
officer for Altru Health Systems; Oct. 28: Leadership Starts
Now, Jon Lovseth, student body president.
The leadership workshop series is sponsored by the Memorial
Union, a division of student services. -- Memorial Union.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Jan Paca, professor of bioengineering, department of fermentation chemistry and bioengineering, Prague, Czech Republic, will present a seminar in 138 Abbott Hall, noon Tuesday, Oct. 15. Department of Chemistry.
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 (PAT) workshops and to come up with ways
that departments can share knowledge of and experience with assessment across
Especially invited are faculty who are actively involved in
their departments assessment efforts, whether or not the department
participated in one of the Bush PAT workshops.
To let us know youre coming, please call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 at least two days in advance. For further information, contact Libby Rankin at 777-4233 or Sara Hanhan at 777-4824. Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional Development.
Grants management experts Irene Grissom and Monica Shaw-Cortez
from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) will conduct workshops
in Bismarck, Minot, Grand Forks, and Fargo Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct.
15 and 16. The UND workshop is set for 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16,
at 5520 Medical Science. The NCRR is the branch of the National Institutes
of Health that funds the North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network
BRIN principal investigators and those involved in administering
BRIN subcontracts are encouraged to attend a workshop near them. In addition,
researchers who either have NIH funding or are interested in pursuing such
funding should attend.
Grissom, a grants management officer, and Shaw-Cortez, a grants
specialist, will hold four two-hour workshops that include a presentation
followed by an informal question-and-answer session. They will provide instruction
on budget issues when preparing and administering NIH grants.
The workshops, open to all, are intended for budgets and grants
officers, offices of sponsored research, principal investigators of NIH grants
and administrative personnel working with NIH grants.
ND BRIN will help defray travel costs for representatives from
BRIN institutions that are not hosting a workshop. Information regarding the
locations of the workshops will be posted on the ND BRIN Web site at http://medicine.nodak.edu/brin
as soon as it becomes available.
Meeting arrangements can be made by contacting Kim Hansen, ND
BRIN administrative assistant, at 777-6376 or email@example.com.
Anna George Meek, recipient of the 2002 Brittingham Prize in
Poetry, will read from her award-winning book, Acts of Contortion, published
by the University of Wisconsin Press. The reading will take place in the North
Dakota Museum of Art on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m.
Her poems have been included in The Crab Orchard Review,
Crazyhorse, The Cream City Review, Haydens Ferry Review, The Massachusetts
Review, Poetry, and The Seneca Review. The Missouri Review awarded her
the Tom McAfee discovery prize. Anna George Meek is a graduate of Yale University,
where she played violin with the Yale Symphony and performed as soloist with
the Yale Glee Club. She went on to graduate from The Writing Seminars at The
Johns Hopkins University, and completed her doctoral course work and qualifying
examinations in English literature at Indiana University.
Now living in Minneapolis, she teaches poetry workshops at The
Loft Literary Center and is working on a new manuscript of poems, The
Genome Rhapsodies, with the support of a Minnesota State Arts Boards
fellowship. A professional musician, she is a member of the Dale Warland Singers,
and a violinist with the Aurora Quartet and the Mississippi Valley Symphony,
where she is concertmaster.
North Dakota Museum of Art.
The 19th annual World Food Day teleconference, Hungry Farmers: A National Security Issue For All, will be broadcast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Memorial Unions Fred Orth Lecture Bowl. Michael Lipton, an internationally recognized authority on rural poverty in developing countries, is the featured guest speaker. Professor Lipton is the founding director of the Poverty Research Unit at the University of Sussex, England, and was the lead scholar for the landmark 2001 Rural Poverty Report, produced by the International Fund for Agricultural Development. He will examine rural povertys role in worldwide insecurity and conflict. The three-hour teleconference will be broadcast from the campus of George Washington University. At noon, a film produced by the World Bank, Hear Our Voices: The Poor on Poverty, a one-hour documentary exploring the complexities of poverty from the point of view of the poor, will be shown. For more information, contact me. -- Devon Hansen, Site Coordinator, Geography Department, 777-4587, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The housing office will hold a grand opening ribbon-cutting
ceremony for the new residence hall fitness center on Wednesday, Oct. 16,
at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held in the fitness center on the lower level
of Bek Hall.
President Kupchella and Director of Residence Services Judy
Sargent are expected to officially open the center. Residence hall students,
faculty, and staff are invited to attend and tour the facility. With the assistance
of the Association of Residence Halls (ARH) and the residence services department,
the facility was completed in time for the fall 2002 semester. Since ARH fees
support the operation of the facility, it is open only to residence hall students.
The fitness center includes various machines such as treadmills, cross trainers,
climbers, weight machiens and a sauna.
Residence services is proud to be a partner in the campuswide wellness initiative and to provide another fitness facility on the UND campus.
-- Residence Services.
P. Jay Fleisher from State University of New York will present
a LEEPS lecture, Rapid Change in a Diverse Glacial Environment, Bering
Glacier, Alaska, at noon Friday, Oct. 18, 100 Leonard Hall. The
department of geology and geological engineering Leading Edge of Earth and
Planetary Science lecture program (LEEPS) brings nationally and internationally
known scientists and others to UND to give talks on cutting edge science and
engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics, including academic science,
applied engineering, and environmental issues of current significance.
For more information, contact Richard LeFever, 777-3014. Geology and Geological Engineering.
Faculty are invited to join us for another session of Teaching
at Tabula on Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Tabula/Christus
Rex library. Coffee and rolls will be provided. The focus of this session
will be Sharing Ideas Across Disciplines. Participants are asked
tocome prepared to talk briefly about one particular teaching strategy or
project that has proven successful in their classes.
There is no need to sign up for this discussion. Just drop by
as close to 9 a.m. as possible. Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional
The final examination for Udom Tipparach, a candidate for the
Ph.D. degree with a major in physics, is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
16, in 215 Witmer Hall. The dissertation title is Fabrication of
and Transport Studies on YBa2Cu3O7/PrBa2(Cu1-xMx)3O7 Type Multilayers.
Tar-Pin Chen (physics) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Felix Nyuangem Ngassa, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in chemistry, is set for noon, Friday,
Oct. 18, in 138 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is Synthetic
and Computational Studies on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Derivatives,
Nucleoside Analogs and Peptides. Kathryn Thomasson (chemistry) is the
The final examination for Mark Matthew Magnuson, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for 2:30
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation
title is The Relationship Between Career Paths, Institutional Types,
and Demographics to the Operational Frameworks of College and University Presidents.
Daniel Rice (educational leadership) is the committee chair.
Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend.
Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.
All of the Earth, all of the time; thats how we, for the
first time, see our home planet thanks to the magic eyes of NASAs
satellites. The Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (UMAC ) is the regions
major interpreter of these satellite images.
Beginning in October, UMAC is pleased to host a series of public
events that provide dazzling perspectives of Earths beauty. The public
is invited to celebrate the splendor of our planet, and the life-sustaining
qualities that make it habitable.
NASAs Electronic Theater
On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Michael King and
Steven Graham will present NASAs 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
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. Bierbaums career has been spent at the intersection
of science and public policy. She served as acting director of the White House
Office of Science, Technology and Policy in Washington, D.C. for President
Bush and as OSTPs senior scientific advisor for the environment to President
As the administrations senior scientific adviser on environmental
research and development, she provided scientific input and guidance on a
wide range of programs and issues, from global change and air and water quality
to endangered species, biodiversity, ecosystem management and energy research
After spending 21 years as an environmental adviser in Congress
and the White House, Dr. Bierbaum joined the University of Michigans
School of Natural Resources and Environment as dean in October 2001.
The Earth System Science and Policy distinguished speaker series
is presented by the Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment.
For more information contact Rebecca Phillips at 777-6160.
The reception and talk are free and open to the public. Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium.
The University Chapter of Sigma Xi is pleased to announce the
following as a part of our 2002 - 2003 seminar series: Food Cadmium
Bioavailability: A Rediscovery of Old Facts, by Phillip Reeves, supervisory
research chemist, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center. The seminar will be
Thursday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in 138 Abbott Hall. For our
first invited speaker this fall, we are honored to welcome the recipient of
the 2002 UND Chapter of Sigma Xi award for outstanding research presented
at Founders Day in February. Dr. Reeves research has centered on the
metabolism of minerals, especially zinc and cadmium, in animals and humans.
All members of the UND community are welcome to attend. Please join us for
coffee and cookies at 4 p.m. in the lounge off the atrium at the west side
of Abbot Hall prior to the seminar. Kathy Sukalski (Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology), President-Elect, Sigma Xi.
On Thursday, Oct. 17, the On Teaching faculty lunch discussion
series will feature a special session for mid- and late-career faculty titled
Well hear from several senior UND faculty who have found
ways to reinvigorate their own teaching, and well share ideas for keeping
teaching intellectually exciting. (No age or tenure limits here. If you think
of yourself as mid- or late-career, youre welcome to join us.)
The session will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial
Room of the Union. To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands
at 777-4998 by noon Tuesday, Oct. 15. Libby Rankin, Director,
Office of Instructional Development, 777-4233.
Come explore the world during international nights, 7 p.m. Thursdays at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Thursday, Oct. 17, will spotlight Japan. Come enjoy international cuisine, learn about different cultures and make new friends. The program is sponsored by the vice president for academic affairs, the UND Foundation and the International Organization. Office of International Programs.
What do gorilla masks, bananas and hijinks have to do with feminism
and racism? Answer: The Guerrilla Girls!
The Guerrilla Girls, a performance group from New York City,
will appear at the North Dakota Museum of Art Thursday, Oct. 17, at
The Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous women activists
fighting for gender and racial equality. Their tactics use humor and parody
to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be
funny. In their real lives, the Guerrilla Girls are artists, curators
and art historians; in other words, women who have seen and experienced discrimination
in the male-dominated world of art.
The performance is free to the public. For further information,
please call Kim Fink at 777-2905. Kim Fink, Art Department.
Bullying and School Violence: A Search for Solutions
workshop sponsored by social work will be held Friday, Oct. 18, from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Forks Holiday Inn. The cost to attend is
$50. Mary Helen Pelton, former associate dean of continuing education and
current superintendent of schools at Cass Lake-Bena, Minn., will present on
bullying and school violence. For more information contact Beverly Blegen
at 777-3774 or e-mail email@example.com. Department
of Social Work.
Visit the centers this Homecoming! Were hosting a Center-to-Center
Progressive Breakfast Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. Native American
Programs will serve fry bread, Conflict Resolution Center will serve juice,
Womens Center will serve rolls and bagels, the International Centre
will offer fresh fruit, and Multicultural Student Services/Era Bell Center
will have assorted brewed coffee. Patty McIntyre, Program Associate,
SunDog Jazz Fest 2002 is on, bringing up-and-coming jazz star
Tierney Sutton to the galleries of the North Dakota Museum of Art Saturday,
Sutton, one of the leading lights among todays jazz vocalists, wins rave reviews as she takes her art to jazz venues across Europe and the United States. She has been touted by the Chicago Reader for her unusually pure, uncomplicated soprano, the kind you often hear from a folk-rock diva, and Entertainment Weekly says Sutton is a new artist worth savoring.
Tierney Sutton and her band world-class pianist Christian
Jacob, Trey Henry on bass, and Ray Brinker on drums will give two entirely
different 80-minute performances, one at 7 p.m. and another at 9:15 p.m. Doors
open at 6 p.m. Tickets, on sale now at the North Dakota Museum of Art or through
www.sundogjazzfest.com, are $15 for one concert, and $25 for both. Appetizer
baskets and beverages - beer, wine and soft drinks - will be available for
purchase before the start of each concert.
For the first time since its inception in 2000, SunDog Jazz
Fest will be indoors in the Museum galleries with a casual jazz club atmosphere
cabaret style with table seating.
Buy tickets early; seating is limited to 300 people. Patrons
are urged to arrive early to choose seating and to purchase refreshments.
Music had a claim on Tierney Suttons life from day one.
Her mother insists that she sang before she could talk. Her childhood in Milwaukee,
Wis., was filled with conservatory choirs and musical theater. However, it
wasnt until she heard the rich harmonies of jazz that her desire to
become a professional singer was born. Sutton was a Russian major at Wesleyan
University when she first heard the greats and fell in love with jazz. A scholarship
took her to Berklee College of Music in Boston, and within a few years she
was performing throughout New England, opening for such notables as Max Roach
and the Billy Taylor Trio, and in other prestigious national jazz festivals,
including the Spoleto Festival of the Arts, as well as in Europe.
Only five years after her first professional performance, Boston
newspapers were complimenting Tierney Sutton with comparisons to the great
Ella Fitzgerald. In 1998, Sutton was a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk
Jazz Vocal Competition. Her first solo CD, Introducing Tierney Sutton,
(1999) was released to glowing reviews and reached the top 50 on the Gavin
Jazz radio charts. The CD was nominated for a 1999 Indie award for best jazz
Sutton plays at jazz spots in Los Angeles, and is the vocalist
with both the quintet and big band led by trumpet great Buddy Childers. Suttons
voice has been featured in a variety of movie and television soundtracks as
well as on television ads. An active jazz educator, Sutton heads the jazz
vocal department at the University of Southern California, and has given vocal
clinics throughout the United States and abroad.
Tierney Suttons concert is underwritten by the City of
Grand Forks special events program. SunDog Jazz Fest chair Cheryl Gaddie says
there will be more performances throughout the year as opportunities arise
to bring in quality performers.
For more information or to buy tickets, please call 777-4195,
or visit www.sundogjazzfest.com.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the campus of the University of North Dakota. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends. The Museum Café is open from 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. North Dakota Museum of Art.
Student Health Service will hold influenza immunization clinics
at various locations on campus during October and November, with December
dates if needed.
The first of the clinics will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23,
and will target those persons who are at high risk for influenza related complications*,
household contacts of the persons who are at high risk, household contacts
of infants and toddlers from 6 to 23 months of age, health care workers, persons
65 years of age and older, and women who will be in their second or third
trimester of pregnancy during the flu season. These women will need their
doctors written permission to receive the vaccine at the clinics. (*This
category includes those who have serious health problems such as: diabetes,
kidney disease, heart disease, asthma, and HIV/AIDS or other immune system
The Oct. 23 flu clinic schedule follows: 6:30 to 8 a.m.,
Facilities/Oak Room, faculty and staff; 9 a.m. to noon, 305 Twamley Hall,
faculty, staff and students; 1 to 4 p.m., McCannel Atrium, faculty, staff
The traditional immunization clinics for those not in the above
mentioned groups and those at risk who missed the October clinics is Tuesday
through Thursday, Nov. 5-7. The schedule is:
Nov. 5: 9 to 10 a.m., 101 Hyslop Sports Center, faculty
and staff; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 101 Hyslop Sports Center, faculty, staff and
students; 1:30 to 4 p.m., McCannel Atrium, students.
Nov. 6: 6:30 to 9:15 a.m., Facilities/Oak Room, faculty
Nov. 7: 7:45 to 9:15 a.m., 251 Odegard Hall, faculty
and staff; 9:45 to 11:45 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall, faculty and staff; 12:30
to 2:30 p.m., 5006 Medical Science, faculty and staff; 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.,
Roughrider Room, EERC, faculty and staff.
Depending upon supply and demand, there may be clinics later
in November and during the annual craft fair at the Memorial Union Friday,
Dec. 6. Watch for information later. Spouses, dependents and the general public
are not eligible for these clinics. They should check with their health care
provider or a public health resource for the vaccination.
The years cost will be $12 per employee, and Student Health
will file insurance for all those covered by NDPERS Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
All others will need to pay cash. Student Health will accept the payment of
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the employee will owe no additional charges.
Student Health Services.
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Oct. 24, at
4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Approve minutes from previous meeting.
1. Discussion of the revised University Senate constitution.
At the last University Senate meeting, the Senate voted to allow
all those present, including visitors, to enter into a discussion of the proposed
revisions of the University Constitution. Anyone interested in the constitution
is urged to attend this meeting. Jan Goodwin, Chair, University
The FlexComp program open enrollment period for the plan year
of Jan. 1, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2003, will be Nov. 1 - 30, 2002. Please
note the new enrollment period. During this time all benefitted employees
will have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll in this fringe benefit opportunity.
This program helps employees pay for medical and dependent care expenses with
pre-tax dollars instead of after-tax dollars. Come to an informational meeting
to see how this benefit can save you money.
You are invited to attend the meeting most convenient for you.
Meetings are set for Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 9 to 10 a.m., or from
2 to 3 p.m. in Swanson 16/18, Memorial Union. If you have any questions or
need any additional information, please feel free to call me. Heidi
Strande, Payroll Office FlexComp Specialist, 777-4423.
The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 1, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted
to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed
them and time permits.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical
subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects
are due in the Office of Research and Program Development Tuesday, Oct.
Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately
one week after the meeting. John Madden (Communication Sciences
and Disorders), Chair, Institutional Review Board.
The Goo Goo Dolls will perform at Ralph Engelstad Arenas
Olympic Center Monday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. An opening act will be announced
at a later date. The Olympic Center, with a capacity of 3,500, offers Goo
fans the rare opportunity to hear the band in their purest form without
the overwhelming crowds and impersonal atmosphere found in larger venues.
Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday, Oct. 26, at
11 a.m. at the Ralph Engelstad box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and ww.ticketmaster.com.
Ticket prices for the show are $29.50. This is a general admission event.
For more information, please contact the Ralph Engelstad Arena
The department of theatre arts announces their spring production
of The Laramie Project, written by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater
Project. In conjunction with the production, theatre arts and the women studies
program will hold the seventh Theatrical Event, with educational fora designed
around the themes and issues of the production. We hope these events will
encourage audiences to confront the important issues of the play.
Critics describe The Laramie Project as a stunningly effective
piece of interconnected monologues, which shows the people of Laramie wrestling
with the aftermath of a horrific event that made them question their beliefs
that it cant happen here. Publicists continue, The
savage killing of Matthew Shepard has become a symbol of the struggle against
intolerance. This touching, poignant, and ultimately life-affirming piece
vividly brings that struggle to life. We are proud to offer this moving
piece of theatre teaching us how we might transform injustice and hatred
to forgiveness and enlightenment to our campus and community. Examination
of these themes and issues in this text and in UNDs production can lead
to envisioning solutions or, at least, to greater clarity of these controversial
issues in our culture.
The Laramie Project will run Monday through Friday, April
8-12, and the Events educational programs will coincide with those
dates. For this years Event, we hope to invite several people involved
with Matthew Shepards case, with gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered
rights, and/or hate crimes in America. We hope to hold symposia among the
invited guests and UND scholars/activists, lecture-presentations on these
issues, post-show discussions, and other innovative educational vehicles.
Please mark these dates on your calendars and plan how you may implement these
educational/theatrical opportunities into your spring classes and syllabi.
The Theatrical Event was awarded a prestigious seed grant, whereby
the Event will receive financial support over the next two years; during that
time we hope to secure permanent funding from an appropriate agency or foundation
interested in the goals of the Event--arts/community outreach/diversity and
gender issues. -- Mary Cutler, Theatre Arts.
The Time Schedule of Classes for Spring 2003 will be available online at www.und.edu/dept/registrar on Tuesday, Oct. 15. 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.
Unsatisfactory Progress Report forms are due in
the registrars office by noon Friday, Oct. 18. Please adhere
to the following procedures to assure that accurate and adequate information
is transmitted to students.
1. The departmental office picks up forms Tuesday 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. 8).
4. If a student is attending a class and the name is not listed
on the deficiency form, it is an indication that the students registration
is in error. The student should not be allowed to continue attending the class,
but should be directed to the registrars office to correct the problem.
5. The Unsatisfactory Progress Report forms are
to be completed by all faculty members and returned to the Office of the Registrar
no later than noon on Friday, Oct. 18. Adherence to this schedule is essential
since computer processing is done over the weekend. Reports not received in
our office by noon Oct. 18 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
6. DO NOT SEND THROUGH THE MAIL. Please return forms directly
to the registrars office, 201 Twamley Hall.
Thank you very much for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call our office at 777-2712. Michael Cogan, Associate Registrar.
If you would be interested in receiving input from students in your classes as an aid in understanding what students find especially helpful to their learning and what they see as less helpful, now is the time to request an SGID (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis -- a midterm student feedback process). Trained faculty facilitators are available to conduct the SGIDs. The process is completely confidential and designed solely for the purpose of helping teachers gain insight that might be useful in the classroom. To request an SGID, please call Jana Hollands at the Office of Instructional Development, 777-4998 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the process, contact Joan Hawthorne at 7-6381 or email@example.com. Joan Hawthorne, WAC Coordinator.
Eligible faculty and staff who wish to apply for developmental
leave projects during academic year 2003-04 may submit proposals to the faculty
members chair and dean or the staff members administrative supervisor.
Faculty and staff who expect to submit requests for developmental leaves should
discuss their plans with their chairpersons, deans, and/or supervisors prior
to formally submitting their proposals. Developmental leaves which are approved
must be funded within existing departmental and college resources; thus, it
is likely that some very sound proposals may not be approved for budgetary
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. 15. The applications will also
be reviewed by the council of deans, the provost, and the president. Following
presidential approval, applicants will be given notice of an approved or disapproved
developmental leave. Confirmed and final approval of the proposals will be
dependent upon the Universitys 2003-04 salary budget being approved
by the State Board of Higher Education.
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, Room 302, Twamley Hall. Forms are also
available at www.und.edu/dept/vpaa/acadaffr/AAForms.html. John Ettling,
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
AutoCAD/Desk software site licenses are now available for purchase.
Licensing for AutoCAD runs from Oct. 15, 2002, through Oct. 14, 2003.
Check out our web page at www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itssto see
the software available for licensing; please remember that new and renewed
licenses must still be ordered on the regular ITSS software licensing order
If you have questions regarding software licensing issues, please
contact me at Carol_hjelmstad@mail.und.nodak.edu or 777-3171. ITSS.
A new study exploring the relationship between religion and
teenage delinquency will be featured on this weeks Studio One.
In the past, some social scientists assumed religion had little
to no effect on teens. A University of North Carolina study takes a close
look at how religion and behavior in teenagers are linked.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, the chief executive
officer of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation, Tim OKeefe, will
discuss how his organization helps support the University. Well learn
about an uncommon approach OKeefe and his staff take to foster positive
alumni relations despite a large workload.
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
To register, contact the University Within the University (U2)
office by any of the following ways: phone, 777-2128; fax, 777-2140; U2@mail.und.nodak.edu;
or www.conted.und.edu/U2. When registering, please include your name, department,
box number, phone number, e-mail address, event title, and event date.
NEW WORKSHOP: Disability Awareness, Myths, Misconceptions
and Public Attitudes: Oct. 28 (Monday), 1 to 4 p.m. (three hours total), Memorial
Room, Memorial Union. This workshop will focus on raising awareness concerning
the unique nature and composition of the disabled community. Significant attention
will be given to disputing common disability stereotypes and myths. To that
end, the impact of such variables as media representations of the disabled
on public attitudes will be considered. The workshop will also address work
place attitudes and employment barriers relative to the disabled. This will
include some focus on access and accommodation issues. Presenter: Don Daughtry,
department of counseling.
Excel XP, Beginning: Oct. 28, 30, and Nov. 1 (Mon-Wed-Fri),
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (nine hours total), 361 Upson II. Introduces Excel basics,
edit worksheets, perform calculations, format worksheets, work with multiple
worksheets, create and modify charts, set display and print options. Presenter:
James Malins, ITSS.
Access XP, Beginning: Oct. 29, 30, and 31 (Tues-Wed-Thurs)
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (nine hours total), 361 Upson II. Introduces Access and
relational databases. Create a database, work with tables, queries, forms,
reports, and establish relationships. Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.
Working in Confined Spaces: Oct. 29 (Tuesday), 9 to 11
a.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. Confined spaces can be deadly. Reinforce
understanding of the risks associated with working in confined spaces such
as manholes, trenches, cable vaults and attics. The following topics are included
in the workshop: identification of a confined space and its conditions; toxic,
flammable, and oxygen-deficient atmospheres; hazards and proper personal protective
equipment; and roles and responsibilities. Presenter: Jason Uhlir, Safety
and Environmental Health.
Navigating General Education Requirements: Oct. 29 (Tuesday),
2 to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Back by popular demand! What
are general education requirements? Learn how to help students navigate the
campus graduation requirements as they apply to their whole program of study.
Presented by: Student Academic Services.
Broadbanding - What is it? Oct. 30 (Wednesday), 9 to
10:30 a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Find out how the broadbanding system
defines positions, why it was implemented, how it relates to salary administration,
and how it ties to market values. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Diane Nelson,
Employee and Non-Employee Travel Policies and Procedures,
and Food Purchase Approvals: Oct. 31 (Thursday), 9 to 11 a.m., River Valley
Room, Memorial Union. Brush up on the procedures to follow for out-of-state
travel authorizations, American Express corporate cards, employee travel-expense-vouchers
and non-employee ticket authorizations. Presenters: Lisa Heher, Bonnie Nerby
and Allison Peyton, Accounting Services and Mike Grosz, Dining Services.
Sarah Bloch, University Within the University Program
A two-year calcium supplementation trial with postmenopausal
women offers the participants a chance to have a bone scan done using the
state-of-the-art technology called dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA).
This randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study, which will recruit
220 local women, is designed to test whether the addition of copper and zinc
to calcium supplements is superior to calcium alone in preventing osteoporosis.
The participants will receive two-year supply of daily vitamin and mineral
supplements and $715. Healthy women, ages 51-75, not on hormone replacement
therapy, can call 795-8181 for more information. Fariba Roughead,
Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center.
JOHN D. ODEGARD SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE SCIENCES
September 2002 was a record-breaking month for Flight Operations
with a total of 12,775 hours flown by University students. The old record
of 9,662 hours was set in October 2001. The Grand Forks airport now ranks
as the 50th busiest airport in the United States based on yearly operations.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Mary Askim (marketing) had Building Theory: The Relationship Between Attribution Theory and the Perceived Outcomes of Entrepreneurial Venture Failure published in the Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal. . . . Mary Askim and Connie Bateman (marketing) presented a paper at the Allied Academies International Conference held in Nashville, Tenn. The paper, Campus Stalker Rapes Students of Their Financial Dignity: A Review and Strategic Ethical Framework for Credit Card Company Marketing Practices won a distinguished research award and will be published in the upcoming issue of the Academy of Marketing Studies Journal.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Sara Fritzell Hanhan (early childhood education) has been elected secretary of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nations largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators. She is one of five new members from across the United States elected to the governing board.
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Roger Schauer (interim chair of family medicine) and
Judy DeMers (associate dean for student affairs and admissions), were
recognized recently by the North Dakota Nurses Association for their significant
contributions to the profession of nursing in North Dakota. . . . Mary
Wakefield (Center for Rural Health) spoke at the annual research meeting
of the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy, Washington,
D.C. Her topic was Paying and Organizing for Quality: A Plan for Crossing
the Quality Chasm. She also gave a presentation on Medicare equity for
rural beneficiaries to the U.S. Senate health legislative assistants. . .
. Wakefield presented Making National Health Insurance Happen: the Political
Roads Which Must be Traveled for Enactment at a seminar of the Mailman
School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. . . . Brad
Gibbens (Center for Rural Health) facilitated a program evaluation for
the Northland Healthcare Alliances Community Access Program in Bismarck,
N.D. . . . Mary Amundson (Center for Rural Health) is the project director
for Project CRISTAL (Collaborative Rural Interdisciplinary Service Training
and Learning), a three-year training grant that has been re-funded for $646,000
through the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Services Administration.
She attended the annual Primary Care Office/Primary Care Association, and
State Loan Repayment Symposium in Bethesda, Md. . . . Richard Ludtke and
Leander Russ McDonald (Center for Rural Health) provided testimony
to the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. on Native
American aging issues. This testimony will be the featured article in the
September issue of American Indian Report magazine.
The Senate scholarly activities committee received 41 requests
for domestic travel funds and five requests for foreign travel funds in the
September call for proposals. Requests totaled nearly $38,000. The following
awards were made Sept. 23:
Domestic Travel Awards: Gary Babiuk (teaching and learning),
$323; Gayle Baldwin (philosophy and religion), $293.25; Nancy Beneda (finance),
$425; Sandra Braathen (information systems and business education), $283.90;
Jeffrey Byrnes (space studies), $318.75; Tar-Pin Chen (physics), $375.70;
Joyce Coleman (English), $368.05; Bruce DiCristina (sociology/criminal justice),
$344.68; Kim Donehower (English), $304.30; Judson Edwards (geography), $380.80;
James Foster (biochemistry and molecular biology), $333.63; Ahmad Ghassemi
(geology and geological engineering), $309.40; Thomas Gilsdorf (mathematics),
$385.05; William Gosnold (geology and geological engineering), $318.75; Shirley
Greves (teaching and learning), $270.73; Bette Ide (family and community nursing),
$348.93; Gail Ingwalson (teaching and learning), $270.30; Mark Jendrysik (political
science and public administration), $391.85; Ju Kim (physics), $375.70; Evelyn
Labun (family and community nursing), $162.50; James Larson (sociology), $326.83;
Katrina Meyer (educational leadership), $280.93; Patricia Moulton (Center
for Rural Health), $366.78; Seong Hyun Nam (management), $368.48; Lawrence
Peterson (mathematics), $85; Anil Potti (internal medicine), $342.98; Sally
Pyle (biology), $366.78; Bradley Rundquist (geography), $380.80; Hossein Salehfar
(electrical engineering), $302.60; Richard Schultz (electrical engineering),
$357.43; William Sheridan (biology), $353.60; Sean Snaith (economics), $409.70;
Raymond Spiteri (art), $273.70; John Vitton (management), $290.33; Jack Weinstein
(philosophy and religion), $289.43; Timothy Young (physics), $338.30; Margaret
Zidon (teaching and learning), $270.30.
Foreign Travel Awards: Biswanath Bandyopadhyay (mechanical
engineering), $850.43; Jody Rada (anatomy and cell biology), $741.24; Timothy
Schroeder (social work), $850; Marcellin Zahui (mechanical engineering), $744.47.
Glenda Lindseth (Nursing), Chair, Senate Scholarly
The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) has issued
a solicitation for proposals for Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence
(COBRE). This program provides support for the Institutional Development
Award (IDeA) Program to foster health-related research and increase the competitiveness
of investigators at institutions located in states with historically low aggregate
success rates for grant awards from the NIH. The University of North Dakota
is eligible for these grants. In last years competition, a proposal
from UNDs School of Medicine and Health Sciences involving several faculty
researchers was awarded $10 million.
The purpose of the COBRE program is to 1) enhance the ability
of investigators to compete independently for complementary NIH individual
research grants or other external peer-review support, and 2) augment and
enhance an institutions biomedical research infrastructure through establishment
of a multi-disciplinary center, led by a peer-reviewed, funded investigator
with expertise central to the research theme of the proposal. The application
must have a thematic scientific focus in a specific research area, such as
neuroscience, cancer, structural biology, immunology, or bioengineering, and
may use basic, clinical or both research ap-proaches to attain the goals of
the proposed center. The center is intended to support investigators from
several complementary disciplines. The research focus of COBRE encom-passes
the full spectrum of the basic and clinical sciences and includes cellular
and molecular biology, biophysics and biotechnology, genetics and developmental
biology, pharmacology and others.
The PI must have an active biomedical or behavioral research
program that receives NIH, NSF or other peer-reviewed support in the scientific
area of the center. Each COBRE program should include three to five research
projects that stand alone, but share a common thematic scientific focus. Each
research project should be supervised by a single junior investigator who
is responsible for insuring that the specific aims of that project are met.
Applicants must request project periods of five years and may
request a budget for direct costs of up to and no more than $1.5 million per
year, excluding facilities and administrative (F&A) costs on consortium
arrangements. The applicant may request additional direct costs in year one
only of up to $500,000 as a one-time expenditure for alteration and renovation
of laboratory or animal facilities.
Because UND may submit only one application to the Program at this time, a committee will be set up to conduct an internal review of preproposals. Preproposals should address the following points:
Cover page listing the project name, collaborators, contact
person, total budget amount
Biographical sketches (no more than 2 pages) of the principal
investigator and junior investiga-tors who will be participating in the proposal
An overall research plan to justify support of a multi-disciplinary
COBRE program for 5 years
Succinct descriptions of three to five proposed projects
Impact on the research program of the collaborators,
department(s), and college(s)
Impact on the universitys mission as a whole
Detailed budget (including expected cost share amounts
Preproposals (an original plus five copies) should be no more
than five pages in length (excluding cover sheet, biographical sketches, and
budget pages) using a reasonable format (one-inch margins, font size 11, single-spaced).
Preproposals are due in the Office of Research and Program Development by
4:30 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2002. Criteria used for reviewing
preproposals will conform to the guidelines included in the program announcement
which can be found at: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-02-007.html.
The NCRR deadlines for the program are: 12/18/2002 (Letter of
Intent); 1/22/2003 (Full Proposal). The program will use the NIH exploratory
grant award mechanism (P20).
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Areas of interest are: improving teaching of science, mathematics and technology; increasing relevant internet access and programming for disadvantaged; increasing personal involvement in the community; removing barriers to economic self sufficiency; and enhancing experience of art and culture for all. Deadline: None (Letters of Inquiry); Application receipt dates determined if invited. Contact: Sandra Larson; 952-917-0117; Laura_Jaeger@adc.com; http://www.adc.com/About_ADC/community/overview/index.jsp.
AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Funding for Chemistry and Life Sciences research, including polymer chemistry, surface and interfacial science, theoretical chemistry, molecular dynamics, chronobiology, perception and cognition, sensory systems, and biological response profiling and assessment. Deadline: None. Contact: Genevieve Haddard, 703-696-9513; http://afosr.sciencewise.com/pdfs/baa2002-1.pdf.
Support for research related to Aerospace and Materials Sciences. Areas of interest include: structural mechanics, mechanics of materials and devices, unsteady aerodynamics and hypersonics, turbulence and rotating flows, combustion and diagnostics, space power and propulsion, metallic materials, ceramics and nonmetallic materials, and organic matrix composites. Deadline: None. Contact: Lyle H. Schwartz, 703-696-8457; http://afosr.sciencewise.com/pdfs/baa2002-1.pdf.
AOL TIME WARNER FOUNDATION
Support to build innovative and sustainable programs in the 4 priority areas--Equipping Kids for the 21st Century, Extending Internet Benefits to All, Engaging Communities in the Arts, and Empowering Citizens and Civic Participation. Deadline: None. Contact: 800-818-1066; AOLTWFoundation@aol.com; http://www.aoltimewarnerfoundation.org/grants/grants.html.
ATLAS ECONOMIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Visiting Fellowship ProgramFunding for future institute leaders and intellectual entrepreneurs to train in the U.S. in such areas as think-tank management and effective support for the free society. Contact: Nikolai Wenzel; 703-934-6969; email@example.com; http://www.atlasusa.org/programs/fellows_index.php?refer=programs. Deadline: None.
Small Grant Program for Conference SupportSupport for conferences related to health services research. Deadline: Applications accepted any time; Reviewed in February, April, June, August, October, December. Contact: Sandra Issacson; 301-594-6668; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-141.html.
APICS EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
Grants are provided to advance identification, creation, and dissemination of knowledge and methodologies that encourage and support continual increases in effective use of resources (people, material, processes, equipment, and time) in manufacturing and service industries. The goal is to increase manufacturing and service industry competitiveness and global prosperity. Deadline: None. Contact: Michael Lythgoe; 703-354-8851 x2202; email@example.com; http://www.apics.org/downloads/E&R/Grant%20Guidelines.pdf.
Funding areas are: Conservation and Sustainability; Safe and Healthy Children and Families; Global Education in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Business; Bus iness and Community Partnerships, and Workforce Skills Today for Tomorrow. Deadline: None. Contact: 412-553-2348; Alcoa.Foundation@alcoa.com; http://www.alcoa.com/site/community/guidelines.asp.
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (ACS)
Scientific Education Grants (PRF)Support for conferences, symposia, meetings, and educational activities related to the petroleum field. Deadline: None; Reviewed in February, May, and October. Contact: 202-872-4600; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://chemistry.org/portal/Chemistry?PID=acsdisplay.html&DOC=prf\prfgrant.html.
Type B Grants (PRF) provide up to $50,000 for research related to the petroleum field for 3 years. Type B grants are restricted to departments which do not award the doctoral degree. Proposed research must include participation by undergraduate students. Deadline and Contact: See Above.
Type AC Grants (PRF) provide up to $120,000 for 3 years for research related to the petroleum field. ACS usually funds proposals from graduate departments, but undergraduate faculty may apply. Deadline and Contact: See Above.
Type G Starter Grants (PRF) provide $35,000 for 2 years to new faculty (within the first 3 years of a regular appointment as an Assistant Professor or equivalent) conducting petroleum-related research. Deadline and Contact: See Above.
Weissman Visiting Professorships support faculty in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences/mathematics who are on leave or sabbatical from their own institution. Deadline: 11/21/02. Contact: 646-312-3870; WSAS@baruch.cuny.edu; http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/visiting/index.html.
CALGARY INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITIES
Visiting Research Fellowships support work in the traditional humanities disciplines or that falls under the Institutes broad definition of humanities. Deadline: 11/22/02. Contact: Wayne O. McCready; 403-220-7238; email@example.com; http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/Others/CIH/visiting.ht-ml.
COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION SERVICE/DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE (CSREES/USDA)
Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities: State and Regional AgrAbility ProjectsFunding for projects to assist farmers, ranchers, or farm workers with disabilities, and their families to continue to earn their livelihoods in agriculture. Deadline: 11/20/02. Contact: Ivan Graff; 202-401-6825; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.reeusda.gov/1700/funding/rfadoc/rfaatpfd.doc.
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)
Defense Sciences Research and TechnologySupport for research in Biodynotics (Biologically Inspired Multifunc-tional Dynamic Robotics). The BAA lists specific areas in Dynamic Mobility, Behavior, and Integration. The program will seek to integrate dynamic revolutionary mobility with functional capabilities that enable a robotic platform to perform relevant tasks for national security. Deadline: 12/15/02. Contact: Steven Wax; 703-696-2281; http://www.darpa.mil/baa/baa01-42.htm.
DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
The goal of University Strategic Partnerships is to provide DTRA additional research and development capabilities, and foster critical skills needed by the Department of Defense in the science, engineering and business communities, specifically in the areas of combat support, technology development, threat control, threat reduction, and agency support functions. Deadline: 11/11/02. Contact: Cynthia Sanders, 703-325-9210; email@example.com.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS)/NATIONAL INSTITUTE
OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)/NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RE-SOURCES
Basic and Clinical Approaches to Controlling Human Respiratory PathogensSupport for respiratory pathogens research units to support the infection prevention program of the Respiratory Diseases Branch. Deadline: 11/18/02. Contact: Nancy Hershey; 301-496-0193; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-02-041.html.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Computational and Information SciencesFunding for research in: military extensible markup language (milXML); information science and technology; information assurance and survivable communications; fuzzy logic; Combat Service Support (CSS) technology applications; atmospheric modeling and simulation; database technology; software engineering; information infrastructure; technology for Course of Action (COA) analysis; battlefield environmental research; scalable computational sciences; knowledge management and business intelligence systems; and information technology. Deadline: None. Contact: US Army Research Laboratory, 919-549-4375; http://www.aro.army.mil/research/ArlBAA00/finalarlbaa1.htm.
DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Innovation in Clinical Research AwardSupport for development of inexpensive but accurate test methods to assist in treatment of AIDS patients in resource-poor areas of the world. Deadlines: 11/19/02 (Letter of Intent); 3/3/02 (Application). Contact: 650 Fifth Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10019; http://ddcf.aibs.org/icra/index.asp.
Australian Biological Resources Study Research GrantSupport for documentation of Australias biological diversity and to improve and increase the national taxonomic effort. Projects are funded on priority taxo-nomic/biogeographic subjects. Applicants may be from Australia or overseas, professional or amateur. Deadline: 11/10/02. Contact: Liz Visher, Telephone: 0202 6250 9554, email@example.com , http://www.ea.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/about/programs/grants/index.html.
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
School of Historical Studies FellowshipSupport in all fields of historical research, concerned principally with the history of western and near eastern civilization. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: Marian Zelazny, 609-734-8300; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.hs.ias.edu/hsannoun.htm.
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH BUREAU (MCHB)
Maternal and Child Health Research Program (MCHR)Support for applied research relating to maternal and child health services which shows promise of substantial contribution to current knowledge and when used in states and communities should result in health and health services improvements. Deadline: 3/03/03. Contact: Kishena Wadhwani, 301-443-2207; email@example.com; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-20021-filed.
Screening for Multiple Behavioral Risk Factors During the Preconception Through Postpartum Period (SMBRF)Support for development and implementation of short, easy-to-use instruments to identify multiple behavioral risk factors, and incorporate use of the tools into the health care setting. Deadlines: 11/22/02 (Letter of Intent); 1/6/03 (Application). Contact: Karen Hench; 301-443-5720; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-20021-filed.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Cancer Research Small Grant ProgramFunding for new and experienced investigators in relevant fields and disciplines (e.g., chemoprevention, nutritional science, genetic and infectious agents, and early detection, including biomarker development and validation) to test ideas or conduct pilot studies. Contact: Sudhir Srivastava; 301-496-3983; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html. Deadline: 11/20/02.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Food and Waterborne Diseases Integrated Research NetworkSupport to facilitate integration of research programs to develop products to rapidly identify, prevent, and treat food and waterborne diseases that threaten public health. Contact: Kristen Mistichelli; 301-496-0384; Kmistiche@niaid.nih.gov; http://www.eps.gov/spg/; http://www.eps.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/NIAID/RFP-NIH-NIAID-DMID-03-04/SynopsisP.html. Deadline: 11/18/02.Funding for establishment of Regional Biocontainment Laboratories (RBL) and National Biocontainment Laboratories (NBL) to further research capabilities of NIAID and conduct research on Category A, B, and C priority pathogens considered of significant research importance. The list of pathogens is provided at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/dmid/bioterrorism/bandc_priority.htm. Contact: Barbara Shadrick; 301-496-7288; firstname.lastname@example.org. BAA-NIH-NIAID-NCRR-DMID-03-36 will be available electronically on or about 10/15/02 at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/contract. Deadline: See BAA.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH (NIDCR)
Oral Mucosal Innate Immune Factors in the Inhibition of HIV and Opportunistic Infection (RFA-DE-03-002). Deadlines: 11/13/02 (Letter of Intent); 12/11/02 (Application). Contact: Dennis F. Mangan; 301-594-2421; Dennis.Mangan@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-03-002.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES
Career Transition Award (PAR-02-151)Support for 3 years research training in an NIDDK intramural laboratory plus 2 years support for an independent research program at an extramural institution. Contact: Louis Simchowitz; 301-451-9808; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-151.html. Deadline: 11/18/02.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
Initiative for Minority Students: Bridges to the Baccalaureate (PAR-02-084); Initiaitve for Minority Students: Bridges to the Doctorate (PAR-02-083)Support for programs that facilitate transition of students from associate- to baccalaureate-degree granting institutions and frommasters- to doctoral-degree granting institutions. The goal is to increase the number of underrepresented minority biomedical scientists and improve the ability of educational institutions to train and graduate promising underrepresented minority students in the biomedical sciences, including relevant behavioral, physical, and quantitative sciences. Deadlines: 11/14/02, 5/14/03. Contact: Irene Eckstrand; 301-594-5402; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-084.html and http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-083.html.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)
The Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) supports research in the area of Satellite Data Assimila-tion for Numerical and Climate Prediction Models (NESDIS). The goal is to accelerate use of observations from earth-orbiting satellites in operational numerical prediction models to improve weather forecasts, seasonal to interannual climate forecasts, and to increase physical accuracy of climate data sets. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: Kathy LeFevre; 301-763-8127; Kathy.Lefevre@noaa.g-ov; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-23926-filed.
NATIONAL OPTICAL ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORIES
National Solar ObservatoryFunding for researchers and graduate students to access large optical telescopes, observing equipment, and research support services at Sacramento Peak Observatory. Deadline: 8/15/02. Contact: K.S. Balasubramaniam; 505-434-7000; email@example.com; http://www.sunspot.noao.edu/sunspot/info/introduction/submission_proposals.html.
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences support students enrolled in full-time study toward a Ph.D. or an Sc.D. degree in the biological sciences. Deadlines: 11/12/02 (last names beginning with A-H); 11/13/02 (last names beginning I-P), 11/14/02 (last names beginning Q-Z). Contact: 202-334-2872; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/hhmiprogram.html.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE): Integrated Research and Education in Environmental Systems--Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems Support for integrated investigations of environmental systems using advanced scientific and engineering methods. Emphasis is on research with the following characteristics: high degree of interdisciplinarity; focus on complex environmental systems that include interactions of non-human biota or humans; and focus on systems with high potential for exhibiting non-linear behavior. Contact: Thomas Baerwald; 703-292-7301; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02167/nsf02167.htm. Deadline: 11/19/02.
Biocomplexity in the Environment (BE): Integrated Research and Education in Environmental Systems -- Genome-Enabl-ed Environmental Sciences and Engineering (GEN-EN)Funding for proposals which use scientific and/or engineering approaches to develop and apply genomic information and tools to further understanding of how organisms interact with (adjust to and modify) their environment. Deadline: 12/17/02. Contact: Lita Proctor; 703-292-8582; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02167/nsf02167.htm.
Galactic Astronomy (GAL)Support for theoretical and observational studies of the structure and evolution of the Milky Way and nearby galaxies. Research may focus on stellar populations; characteristics of star clusters; interstellar medium; and properties of atoms and molecular constituents of the interstellar medium. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: Wayne Van Citters; 703-292-4908; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/mps/divisions/ast/about/c_programs.htm.
Information Technology Research (ITR)Support for innovative fundamental research addressing challenges that face IT or that seeks advances at the frontiers of science and engineering through creative and innovative use and further development of IT. The program is especially interested in multi-disciplinary research. Contact: James Granato; 703-292-8762; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02168/nsf02168.htm. Deadlines: 11/18/02 (Pre-Proposals for Large Projects), 3/ 34/02 (Full Proposals for Large Projects); 2/12//03 (Medium Projects); 12/12/02 (Small Projects).
Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics (SAA)Support for theoretical and observational studies of the structure and activity of the Sun and other stars; physical properties of all types of stars; all aspects of star formation and stellar evolution; stellar nucleosynthesis; and properties of atoms and molecules that relevant to stellar astronomy. Deadline and Contact: See Above.
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH (ONR)
Fiscal Year 2003 Department of Defense (DOD) Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)Support for basic science and engineering research of critical importance to national defense, with a focus on multidisciplinary research efforts that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline. Deadline: 11/20/02. Contact: Clifford Lau; 703-696-0431; email@example.com.
OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION/ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program (GAANN)Support to assist graduate students with excellent academic records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in one
or more of the following areas of national need: biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, engineer-ing, geological and related sciences, mathematics, and physics. Deadline: 11/22/02. Contact: Brandy A. Silverman; 202-502-7886; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-24922-filed.
SCHOOL OF AMERICAN RESEARCH
Katrin H. Lamon FellowshipSupport for Native American pre- or postdoctoral scholars to engage in manuscript preparation on topics important to understanding humankind, including critical contemporary issues. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: 505-954-7201; email@example.com; http://www.sarweb.org/scholars/application.htm.
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