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VOLUME 41, NUMBER 8: October 17, 2003
 
Campus call for nominations and expressions of interest in serving on the search committee for the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs
Open meetings set with NCA reps
Medical school receives $820,000 grant for bioterrorism education and training
2004 Founders Day honorees sought
 
events to note
Psychology hosts annual conference
Thom Tammaro to read at Museum
Graduate committee meets Monday
International Night features Japan
Please announce leadership workshop series to students
“Beyond Boundaries” technology conference set for Oct. 23, 24
Register by Oct. 20 for teaching evaluation workshop
AAUW holds used book sale
Artist gives lecture, demonstration
Master Chorale performs “Music to Feed the Soul” Oct. 26
Faculty and staff invited to special box lunch discussion
FlexComp open enrollment meetings set
Mini conference features “Building on Personal Strengths”
U2 lists workshops
 
announcements
Apply now for winter teaching project stipends
Funding available for model peer teaching projects
Nursing workforce study defines shortage, suggests action plan
UND telephone book/directory for 2003-04 now available
Nominations sought for “Who’s Who Among Students”
ConnectND corner
Continuing education offers CPA exam review course
Conversation partners needed
Studio One features tire safety, Botswana journalist
 
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Grants & research
ORPD lists web site, personnel information
Research, grant opportunities listed
 
 

Campus call for nominations and expressions of interest in serving on the search committee for the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs

This is to request nominations or expressions of interest in serving as a member of the search committee for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dean Martha Potvin has agreed to chair the committee, and Dr. Peter Alfonso, Vice President for Research, has agreed to serve as vice chair. The search committee will consist of at least one faculty member from each College (at least three from the College of Arts and Sciences) and the University Library. The committee will also include at least one representative of the Staff Senate, the Graduate School, the Student Body, the Deans Council, and a representative of the Division of Continuing Education. Other members may be added to provide for balanced representation in the search process.

Please forward your nominations/expressions of interest to me by noon on Oct. 21, 2003.

-- Charles E. Kupchella, President

 

Open meetings set with NCA reps

Open meetings with representatives of the Higher Learning Commission/NCA accreditation team have been scheduled for staff, faculty and students as follows. Staff, Monday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m.; faculty, Monday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m.; students, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m. All are in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Please mark these times on your schedule and plan to attend these important meetings.

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

 

Medical school receives $820,000 grant for bioterrorism education and training

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has received a grant for $820,761 from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to strengthen bioterrorism education and training for health professionals. There were 104 applications for the program; the medical school is one of 19 institutions to receive the grants. Totaling $22.3 million nationally, they are the first awarded in the DHHS’ Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program.
The medical school’s two-year project, titled BORDERS, “Biochemical Organic Radioactive Educational Response System,” will be aimed at improving the ability of health professionals to prepare for and respond to acts of bioterrorism in increasingly diverse situations and populations.

“We are very pleased and proud to assume a leadership role to ensure that health care professionals in North Dakota receive the training they need to best respond to emergencies that may arise through bioterrorism,” said H. David Wilson, vice president for health affairs and dean of the medical school at UND.
“Because of our expertise in providing health professions education in a rural setting, we are uniquely qualified to fill this important role, and further extend our services to the people of this state and region.”
Linda Olson, director of the Office of Medical Education, and Rick Vari, assistant dean for educational affairs, are co-principal investigators. James Hargreaves, infectious disease specialist at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, is executive program director.

Doctors, nurses, physician assistants and allied health and mental health care professionals will participate in web-based instruction coupled with four, one-week, community-oriented training events throughout the year across North Dakota, including areas on or near rural Indian reservations, military bases, the U.S.-Canadian border, agricultural areas and urban centers.

The Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program, created with the passage of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, is part of a total federal investment of $4.4 billion in fiscal year 2003 for bioterrorism preparedness.

Nationwide, the program will provide for training of at least 38,000 health professionals to better respond to an emergency. It is administered through the DHHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration, which also funds other health professions programs.

More information is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/bioterrorism.htm.

– H. David Wilson, dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

2004 Founders Day honorees sought

The 2004 Founders Day banquet and ceremony will be held Thursday, Feb. 26. The 2004 celebration will mark the 121st anniversary of the University’s founding.

Employees with 25 years of service and retiring faculty and staff employees will be honored at the banquet as guests of the University. We request the assistance of all administrators, vice presidents, deans, department chairs, office heads and other supervisors in identifying eligible employees.

To prepare for Founders Day 2004, we request the following information:

1. Names of faculty and staff members who have completed 25 years of service to UND. To be honored, individuals must have completed 25 years of service since July 1, 2003 or will complete it by June 30, 2004. (In most cases, these people would have begun their employment at UND between July 1, 1978, and June 30, 1979.)

Please note that individuals eligible for 25-year recognition whose service at UND has not been continuous may have begun their employment prior to July 1, 1978.

Recognition for 25 years of service is given to all benefitted employees, even though they may not be employed on a full-time basis. Please include names of benefitted, part-time employees who will complete 25 years of service between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004.

2. Names of retired and retiring faculty and staff. To be honored, individuals must:
a. have retired since July 1, 2003 or will retire by June 30, 2004;
b. have a minimum of 15 years of service to the university;
c. be (or have been) full-time employees or in a benefitted, part-time position at the time of retirement (or be completing an approved “phased” retirement); and
d. be making application for or receiving benefits through a UND-related retirement plan.

It is important that your list of eligible employees includes the following information:
• name of the employee
• position/faculty rank currently held
• department or unit
• initial appointment date
• mailing address and e-mail address
• dates of any breaks in service (please identify whether these breaks in service were compensated such as a developmental leave or a leave of absence without compensation)
• date of retirement (if applicable)

Please submit the names of eligible individuals and supporting information to Tanya Northagen in the Office of the Vice President, Student and Outreach Services, Box 7140, (tanya.northagen@mail.und.nodak.edu) by Friday, Nov. 14. Please call 777-2724 with any questions about employee eligibility or about the Founders Day banquet.

– Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President, Student and Outreach Services.

 
 
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Psychology hosts annual conference

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

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

– Douglas Peters, professor of psychology.

 

Thom Tammaro to read at Museum

The North Dakota Museum of Art reader’s series will bring Thom Tammaro to the Museum Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.
Tammaro’s most recent book is Visiting Walt: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Walt Whitman, an anthology of 100 poems by 100 poets. He has co-edited three award-winning anthologies, including Visiting Emily: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Emily Dickinson (2003); Imagining Home: Writing from the Midwest (1995); and Inheriting the Land: Contemporary Voices from the Midwest (1993). He is also the author of a collection of poems titled When the Italians Came to My Home Town and Minnesota Suite, a chapbook of poems.

His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines and North Dakota Quarterly. He has received poetry fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Jerome Foundation, and has received the Loft-McKnight Award in Poetry. He is currently a professor of multidisciplinary studies and teaches in the MFA creative writing program at Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

For the reader’s series event, Tammaro will read selections from the new anthology, Visiting Walt, from his own poems, and from Visiting Emily.

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.

 

Graduate committee meets Monday

The graduate committee will meet Monday, Oct. 20, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in the Edna Twamley Room, fourth floor, Twamley Hall.

Please note room change. The agenda will include:
• Approval of minutes from Oct. 13.
• Replacement of University assessment committee representative.
• Space studies has the following requests:

a. New courses: SpSt 523, Advanced Image Processing

b. Change SpSt 535, Satellite Information Processing, to course number 522.
• Review of proposed work policy (tabled from the Oct. 13 meeting).
• Discussion about dual listed and/or undergraduate credit for graduate courses.
• Matters arising.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.

 

International Night features Japan

Join us at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., at 7 p.m. Thursdays for International Night. Thursday, Oct. 23, will feature Japan. Enjoy international cuisine, learn about different cultures and make new friends.

– International Centre.

 

Please announce leadership workshop series to students

The Memorial Union leadership workshop series will continue Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Leadership Inspiration Room (Room 115). Craig Knudsvig, client services manager of the City of Grand Forks Office of Urban Development, will present “Personal Mission and Vision Statements.” The final workshop in the series, “Ethics and Values,” will be presented by Kris Compton at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the same location.

– Hursha Ramaiya, Memorial Union.

 

“Beyond Boundaries” technology conference set for Oct. 23, 24

The second annual Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning conference is set for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24, in the Memorial Union.
The conference is designed to promote discussion about innovative practices using technology in higher education teaching and learning.

Beyond Boundaries highlights regional faculty and administrators’ experiences and successes with technology in various learning environments. Conference sessions apply to those with beginner, intermediate, and advanced knowledge about e-learning and are targeted for those involved in higher education.
Choose from more than 35 professional development sessions designed to give you successful strategies for implementing technology into teaching and learning, and enhance your knowledge of e-learning by comparing online and traditional classroom delivery outcomes. You will network with more than 200 peers, colleagues and leaders in higher education from the upper Midwest and Canada, and examine the latest products and services of companies who offer hardware, educational software and web activities that enhance e-learning.

A reception will be held at the North Dakota Museum of Art Thursday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Speakers are Tony Bates, director of distance education and technology, continuing studies, University of British Columbia (UBC), since 1995. He is responsible for managing the development and delivery of 100 distance education courses with 5,500 student enrollments a year. He is also the director of an international center for planning and managing learning technologies in higher education established at UBC. He is the author of six books, including his latest, Teaching Faculty How to Use Technology, published in 2001 by ACE/Oryx. A previous book, Technology, Open Learning and Distance Education, won UCEA’s Charles Wedemeyer award for the best book on distance education published in 1995.

Steven W. Gilbert founded the Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Group, an independent nonprofit organization originally affiliated with the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) in January 1998. He came to AAHE as director of technology projects in July 1993, where he developed the TLT Roundtable concept and the AAHESGIT listserv. Previously, he served as vice president of EDUCOM.

Cost is just $100 to attend the two-day conference. Students may register for $50. The fee includes all materials, instruction, continental breakfasts, lunches and refreshment breaks.

For more information or to register, visit www.beyondboundaries.info for a detailed schedule, conference fees and to register. Or you may call the office of conference services at 777-2663 or 866-579-2663. You can also e-mail us at conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu.

– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services, continuing education.

 

Register by Oct. 20 for teaching evaluation workshop

There is still time to register for Peter Seldin’s half-day workshop on teaching evaluation Friday, Oct. 24, from 8:45 a.m. to noon in the Meadowlark 12 room at the Alerus Center. (Note: This is a change from the originally announced site.) Refreshments will be served.

Designed to assist faculty and departments in implementing UND’s new teaching evaluation policy, the program will combine: 1) a brief look at new (and not yet published) research findings on how colleges across the country today are evaluating teaching and how it has changed over the years; 2) discussion of student ratings (both from a research standpoint and a practical one); and 3) discussion of the teaching portfolio as a way to bring together the varied evidence to be presented by faculty.

The workshop will be highly interactive and will include a good deal of hands-on and reflective work. In addition, all registrants will receive a copy of one of Dr. Seldin’s books: The Teaching Portfolio or Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching.

For more information on Dr. Seldin’s visit and on the new teaching evaluation policy, follow the link on the OID web page at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/oid/

To register, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 Monday, Oct. 20.

– Libby Rankin, professor of English and director, instructional development.

 

AAUW holds used book sale

The 2003 annual AAUW (American Association of University Women) used book sale will be held at the Grand Cities Mall Friday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds go to scholarships.

– Dianne Stam, University Learning Center.

 

Artist gives lecture, demonstration

Wisconsin metal artist and jeweler Kirsten Skiles will give a public lecture Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. She will present “Chasing and Repousse Techniques on Steel.” On Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., she will demonstrate her techniques with steel for the public at 235 Hughes Fine Arts Center. The public is encouraged to meet the artist and view her metalwork.

Her artwork ranges in size from collaborations such as a full-scale stagecoach in steel to small leaf pins in steel, bronze, sterling and gold.

This lecture and workshop are sponsored by the Society of North American Goldsmiths workshop program, and by the art department visiting artist program.

Images of her work are available at http://home.centurytel.net/Fiorini_and_Skiles.

For more information, contact Melissa Lovingood at 777-2908.

– Art department.

 

Master Chorale performs “Music to Feed the Soul” Oct. 26

The Grand Forks Master Chorale will begin its regular 2003-2004 season with “Music to Feed the Soul,” Sunday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 200 Third St. NW, East Grand Forks. Under the direction of Anthony Reeves, UND director of choirs, the performance features Requiem by Maurice Duruflé and motets by Duruflé, Faure, Elgar, and Stravinsky.

The concert celebrates All Souls Day the following Sunday. Tickets are available through the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office at 777-4090. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door for general audience members. Senior citizens get a break at $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and students get the best deal: $5 in advance, $7 at the door.

Here’s a look at the rest of the Master Chorale’s season:

• Dec. 7 – “On Christmas Night . . .” Sunday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Church, Sixth Ave. N., Grand Forks. The Master Chorale and special guests, the Grand Cities Children’s Choir, ring in the holidays for the Grand Forks area with a celebration featuring Christmas music from Gregorian chant to the present day.

• Feb. 29 – “Music from the Grand Siècle” Sunday, Feb. 29, 3:30 p.m., United Lutheran Church, 325 Chestnut St., Grand Forks. Oak Grove High School Choir will join the Grand Forks Master Chorale for a musical journey to the splendor of the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

• May 2 – “Masterwork – Rachmaninoff: All Night Vigil” Sunday, 7 p.m., Holy Family Church, 1018 - 18th Ave. S., Grand Forks. The Master Chorale will be joined by the UND Concert Choir in presenting the stunningly spiritual masterpiece of Sergei Rachmaninoff.

– Grand Forks Master Chorale.

 

Faculty and staff invited to special box lunch discussion

Have you ever wondered how UND students compare to their counterparts at other major state universities? In this special box lunch discussion, we will have a chance to find out.

The session, titled “What Students Are Telling Us: Insights from Studies at Three Universities,” is scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.

Our special guests will be two people who have designed and carried out longitudinal studies of undergraduate education at their institutions: Dr. Gerald Gillmore, of the University of Washington, and Dr. Bobby Matthews, of Louisiana State University. They will join Sara Hanhan, coordinator of our Bush-funded UND study, and members of the gen ed study team for a conversation about:

• What students at all three institutions are saying about their undergraduate academic experience.
• What similarities we see across institutions.
• What interesting differences may emerge.

To sign up and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by Friday, Oct. 24.

– Libby Rankin, director of instructional development.

 

FlexComp open enrollment meetings set

The FlexComp program open enrollment period for the plan year of Jan. 1, 2004, through Dec. 31, 2004, will be Nov. 1-30, 2003. During this time all benefitted employees will have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll in this fringe benefit opportunity, which helps employees pay for medical and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars instead of the after-tax dollars. Come to an informational meeting to see how this benefit can save you money.

You are invited to attend an open enrollment meeting most convenient for you. They are: Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 9 to 10 a.m., or from 2 to 3 p.m. in Swanson 16/18, Memorial Union.

Reminders:
1. The open enrollment period, the same as last year, is Nov. 1-30, 2003.
2. No enrollment agreements will be accepted after Nov. 30, 2003.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to call me.

– Heidi Strande, payroll office FlexComp specialist, 777-4423.

 

Mini conference features “Building on Personal Strengths”

Edward “ Chip” Anderson, who has been called the “Father of Strengths Psychology,” will present a mini conference, “Building on Personal Strengths,” Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 3 and 4, in the Memorial Union. Anderson is an inspirational speaker with a message for faculty, staff, and anyone who wants to help students grow as an individual.

You will learn how to build on the strengths of students, discover the one thing that top achievers in virtually every profession have in common, rediscover the importance of showing respect for others, learn how to help students identify and use their undiscovered talents, learn the importance of identifying your own talent areas, learn how to help students improve their decision making skills, learn the relationship between knowing your strengths and gaining direction in your life, and understand the connection between building a student’s strengths and building their self confidence and esteem.

Session schedule:

Monday, Nov. 3: 9 to 10:15 a.m. OR 2 to 3:15 p.m., “Building on Strengths,” River Valley Room; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., “What Would We Do If We Really Respected People?” River Valley Room; 7 to 8:15 p.m., "Student Success: Building on Your Strengths," Lecture Bowl.

Tuesday, Nov. 4: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., “Striving for Excellence in Teaching and Learning,” Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.
Dr. Anderson is a professor of educational leadership at Azusa Pacific University in California. He teaches doctoral level courses in the higher education leadership and administration specializations and also teaches in the master’s degree program in college student affairs and leadership studies, and the undergraduate minor in leadership. His research focuses on college student adjustment, persistence and achievement; designing programs and services to promote student success; the role of strengths and strengths awareness in promoting student achievement in college; and in encouraging student achievement among students from underrepresented backgrounds.

For 33 years, Anderson served as an administrator and senior lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles. His administrative roles included director of preparatory programs, director of the academic advancement program, counseling center manager for the undergraduate recruitment and development program, and coordinator of the veterans’ special education program. For the last five years, he has trained approximately 450 undergraduates per year to provide educational enrichment and instructional assistance in schools that traditionally send the fewest students to college.

He has provided consultation on increasing student persistence and academic achievement to more than 100 colleges and universities. With Mike Hovland, William McGuire, et al, he co-authored Planning for Success in Athletics, Academics and Careers and Academic Advising for Student Success and Retention. He has also written several articles and chapters that appear in professional journals, monographs, and books.

A licensed psychologist in California and member of the American Psychological Association, he received the alumnus of the year award (1995) from Point Loma Nazarene University and has given the keynote address a number of times at the National Conference on Student Retention.

Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in speech in 1964, a master’s in adult education in l966 and a doctorate in educational psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology in l970.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

The mini conference is sponsored by the Division of Student and Outreach services, in conjunction with the Office of Enrollment Management.

-- Alice Hoffert, Enrollment Management.

 

U2 lists workshops

Below are U2 workshops for Oct. 28 through Nov. 6. Visit our web site for additional workshops in November.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

Women and Investing: Oct. 28, 4 to 6 p.m. OR Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. A Woman’s Money, A Woman’s Future: This presentation targets women’s issues through four “life-stages” and highlights why planning is critical. Topics include the importance of participating in an employer plan, taking advantage of tax-deferred investing, choosing appropriate investment products, things to consider if suddenly single, and how to leave a legacy to heirs. Workshop presenter: Molly Melanson, TIAA-CREF Individual Consultant.

Accounting Services Policies and Procedures: Oct. 29, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Badlands (formerly Sioux Room), Memorial Union. Review of accounting policies and procedures and any recent changes or updates. Presenter: accounting services.

Position Budget Maintenance: Oct. 30, 9 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II Hall. This workshop is designed to give departmental personnel who process notices 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 is necessary: PB70, PB75, PB80, PB90, PB95, BD40, GL19, GL70, GL53, NA90 and NA75. Presenters: Alice Brekke, Cindy Fetsch and Cherie Stoltman.

Hiring and Firing: Oct. 30, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn what constitutes a legal hire as well as a legal termination of an employee. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

Bloodborne Pathogens: Nov. 3, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Badlands Room (formerly Sioux Room), Memorial Union. Because of the increase in hepatitis and HIV cases in the past decade, it is important that persons who work around potentially infectious materials know how to protect themselves. This workshop will provide information on what bloodborne pathogens are, and how risks of exposure can be reduced. Presenter: Claire Moen.

Inventory Control, Property Insurance and Surplus Property Procedures: Nov. 5, 9 to 11 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Discuss insurance coverage of equipment, procedure for equipment transfers, deletions, completing annual inventory audit, and procedures for disposing and selling University property. Presenters: inventory control, insurance, and surplus property.

Your Rights As An Employee: Nov. 6, 1 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn about your rights as an employee by discussing the following: “At will” employment; due process; the grievance and appeal process. Understand the best way to approach an issue or condition with your supervisor. Learn what your options are as an employee. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

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

 
 
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Apply now for winter teaching project stipends

Faculty planning to work on teaching/assessment related projects over the semester break are invited to apply for one of the new OID-sponsored mini-project grants. Designed as a smaller version of the Summer Instructional Development Professorships, these grants will provide faculty stipends of $400-$800 to work on projects that can be completed in one to two weeks over the semester break.

Mini-project grant proposals will be reviewed twice during the year. Deadlines are Oct. 31 for winter projects and April 30 for summer projects.

To be considered for mini-project funding, teaching projects should focus on innovative course design or new approaches to assessment of student learning. Preference will be given to projects that are explicitly grounded in current best practices of teaching in the discipline.

Applications should follow the guidelines set up for the Summer Instructional Development Professorships as outlined on the OID web site, with appropriate modifications for smaller projects at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/oid/summerprof/sidprofe.htm. Proposals will
be reviewed by the faculty instructional development committee at their November meeting, with decisions announced by the end of the month. A second call for proposals will go out in the spring.

For further information, contact me.

-- Libby Rankin, director, instructional development, 777-4233.

 

Funding available for model peer teaching projects

The Office of Instructional Development would like to hear from faculty who have developed course projects that involve advanced undergraduate students teaching less experienced peers.

If your project is the kind that others can learn something from, you may be eligible for a student support grant of up to $1,000 that you can use in one of the following ways:

• To offer peer teachers a small “honorarium” for their work in your class.
• To offset travel expenses for students traveling to a conference with you to present on their work.
• To pay for meals or refreshments for planning meetings with your peer teachers.

Deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 31. Funds awarded must be spent by June 30, 2004. For information about how to apply, please call me.

- Libby Rankin, director, instructional development, 777-4233.

 

Nursing workforce study defines shortage, suggests action plan

A nursing workforce study by the Center for Rural Health defines the characteristics and extent of the nurse shortage in the state and projects that demand for nurses will increase, especially as nurses move toward retirement.

North Dakota has a shortage of about 500 registered nurses (RNs), Mary Wakefield, director, Center for Rural Health, said, and about 200 licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Both of these shortages are projected to increase.

In 1998, the labor category for registered nurses was ninth in terms of annual openings in North Dakota — that category is expected to rise to fifth or sixth by 2010, according to Job Service North Dakota.

Initial results of the CRH study point to the need to examine the supply of nurses through the state’s educational system and issues related to workplace environment. Among the specific areas to be addressed:

* Annual salary: North Dakota’s below the national average, even for experienced nurses, according to North Dakota Bureau of Labor Statistics and Employment and Training Administration

* Educational programs: increase the number of students admitted each year; make more programs available in rural areas, and offer web-based and flexible, at-your-own-pace programs

* Workplace environment: needs improving, including representation of nurses at decision-making levels in health care facilities; reducing patient-load, paperwork, length of work shifts, and exposure to infectious diseases

* Recruiting and image enhancement: to increase interest in the field of nursing

The in-depth study focused on the supply and demand of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, said Patricia Moulton, of the CRH, who has been collecting and analyzing nursing workforce data obtained through surveys and focus groups.

“No one action will be sufficient to ensure an adequate nursing workforce,” Moulton said. “Rather, concrete steps are needed from a variety of stakeholders - academic programs, health care institutions, policymakers, nurses and others.”
The 2001 state legislature asked the North Dakota Board of Nursing to study the supply of and demand for nurses and to develop a strategic statewide plan to alleviate nursing shortages. The Board of Nursing then contracted with the Center for Rural Health to conduct the study.

The anticipated nursing shortage will affect the entire United States, according to the Bureau of Health Professions, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2000, the bureau estimated a six percent nationwide shortage and projected this shortage would increase to 29 percent in 2020.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

UND telephone book/directory for 2003-04 now available

The new 2003-04 UND Phone Book/Directory is now available. Department copies may be purchased through the charge system or with cash at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore. Locations at which cash purchases may be made are the Memorial Union, Wilkerson, and Walsh convenience stores.

The 256-page book lists names, addresses, phone numbers, and, in many cases, e-mail addresses of faculty and staff, and names, phone numbers, and addresses of students. The book also contains administrative, academic, and student governance personnel; residence hall and fraternity and sorority housing information; an overview and capsule history of the University; research and service agency information; campus map; city map; events calendars; organization chart; emergency and disaster reaction procedures; campus and city bus schedules; political divisions and voting sites for Grand Forks; and campus mailing procedures. The Directory, on sale for $1.25 per copy, is edited by the Office of University Relations and is compiled with information from a variety of sources.

— Jim Penwarden, Office of University Relations.

 

Nominations sought for “Who’s Who Among Students”

The University is seeking nominations for the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” program, which honors outstanding students on campuses all across the country.

The selection committee, composed of UND faculty, staff, and students, evaluates each applicant on scholarship ability, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship, service to UND and potential for future achievements.

Each applicant must be currently enrolled at UND and must have a minimum of 60 credits by the end of the 2003 summer term. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the yearly award, and past recipients may reapply.
Nominations must be sent to Who’s Who, Memorial Union administrative office, Box 8385, or by e-mail to leadership@und.nodak.edu, and received by 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. The nomination must include the nominator’s contact information, nominee’s full name, and their current and complete mailing address. Nominators are asked to encourage their nominees to complete the application which will be sent to them. Only those students whose applications are received will be considered for the award. For further information about the nomination or application process, call Linda Rains at 777-4076.

– Hursha Ramaiya, Memorial Union.

 

ConnectND corner

Following is information on the ConnectND project, which will replace the current administrative system. For more information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.

Payroll processing studied

The ConnectND higher education human resources management systems team is exploring options for payroll processing. The evaluation will cover processes performed in the core human resources, benefits, payroll, commitment accounting, and time and labor modules. The resulting report will identify the pros and cons of payroll processing alternatives and compare estimated short-term and long-term costs of centralizing, decentralizing, regionalizing and combinations.

The draft report will be submitted to the NDUS administrative affairs council and the human resource council for feedback before it is finalized and a recommendation presented to the ConnectND higher education executive steering committee in November. The steering committee asked for the evaluation of payroll processing alternatives.

Payroll processing was studied a decade ago but the software in use limited options. The PeopleSoft HRMS system will bring an increase in flexibility, functionality and information.

– Jan Orvik, for the ConnectND project.

 

Continuing education offers CPA exam review course

A CPA exam review course is offered online for those studying for their CPA exam. Starting in April 2004, people taking CPA exams will have the option to sit for one section at a time, Monday through Friday, for the first two months of each calendar quarter. Certificate programs in continuing education has partnered with CPAExcel to offer computer-based review courses for each part of the CPA exam on a concurrent, year-round basis. CPA Excel also offers several course lengths to further maximize flexibility, personal scheduling options and individual test performance.

Call 777-4269 on campus, or 877-450-1841 toll free to inquire about this new opportunity. You can also check our web site at www.conted.und.edu/ceus for additional information.

– Becky Rude, Division of Continuing Education.

 

Conversation partners needed

The American Language Academy is seeking conversation partners for international students. If you have at least one free hour per week and enjoy meeting new people, we would like to meet you. ALA@UND has international students looking for individuals to spend time talking with them. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about another culture while making new friends.

– Patricia Young, American Language Academy, 2 O’Kelly Hall, box 7145, 777-6785.

 

Studio One features tire safety, Botswana journalist

Some drivers may be traveling on unsafe tires; we’ll find out why on this week’s issue of Studio One. Many consumers believe the tires they purchase are in good condition, but deterioration can begin before they are installed on a vehicle. Tires may be stored in warehouses for long periods of time, which speeds the aging process. Advocates are calling for an expiration date, while U.S. tire manufacturers are not convinced.

Also on the next edition of Studio One, Botswana journalist Beata Kasale will discuss the media in Africa. Botswana is more advanced than neighboring third world countries; citizens are granted freedom of speech, religion and freedom of the press. She will explain journalistic differences in the U.S. and Botswana.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Rebroadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg.

– Studio One.

 

In the News

AEROSPACE SCIENCES, JOHN D. ODEGARD SCHOOL OF
Bruce Smith (dean) was inducted into the UND Athletic Hall of Fame in October. . . . NASA group achievement award was awarded to Xiquan Dong (atmospheric sciences), a member of Clouds and the Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) Science Algorithms and Data Products Team. . . . Dong and Will Gosnold (interim director, research and program development) were awarded $386,000 from NSF to study climate change using ground surface temperature reconstructed from borehold temperature profiles, surface air temperature, soil temperature and solar radiation. . . . Dong is the second author in a paper submitted to Nature titled “Proof for the Aerosol Indirect Effect,” and has been awarded $123,000 from NASA CERES project to validate NASA VIRS and MODIS cloud properties using DOE ARM ground-based measurements. . . . Aerospace sciences was recognized for outstanding service in air safety by the Airline Pilots Association, International, at the air safety forum in Washington, D.C. . . . Charlie Robertson (aviation) presented “Teaching Pilots Higher-Order Thinking Skills” at the Aviation Management Education and Research Conference held in Montreal, Canada. . . .AeroSpace Network was awarded a $944,000 grant to establish a Center of Excellence in Multimedia Technology. . . . The Eric Sevareid Award was presented to the weather broadcast team at the Regional Weather Information Center and Studio One. . . . The UND Flying Team placed second in the national flying competition held in Grand Forks. . . . Craig McLaughlin (space studies) received a faculty scholar award from the Senate scholarly activities committee for his project, “Drag and Orbit Determination.” . . . Atmospheric sciences was awarded $100,000 for upgrading the Doppler weather radar system to dual polarization capability. . . . Ronald Marsh (computer science) and two teams from the computer club attended the 36th annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium in Duluth, Minn. One team placed first and the other team placed in the top 25 percent. . . . Thomas O’Neil (computer science) presented a paper at the MICS conference titled “A Development Environment for Formal Language.” Marsh and Amerender Challa also presented “Self-Evaluating Space and Robotic Agents.” . . . The aircraft maintenance department was presented with the diamond certificate of excellence award by Federal Aviation Administration regional representatives. Twenty maintenance technicians received individual awards for their participation in initial and recurrent maintenance training; this award is the highest maintenance technician award available.

ARTS AND SCIENCES, COLLEGE OF
Richard Shafer (communication) delivered an invited paper at the Central Eurasian Studies Society Fourth Annual Conference at Harvard University. His paper addressed the dilemma of training students and professional journalists in Western news reporting methods, when their governments maintain policies of heavy censorship and repression of press freedom. . . . Curtis Stofferahn (sociology and co-director of the Center for Rural Studies) was an invited participant in a study tour on environmentally sensitive or reasonable agriculture practices in Europe and the relationship to food products. The tour, sponsored by Northern Great Plains Inc. and the Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development, provided participants with an understanding of the European view of the role of the producer in preserving the environment and how European farmers are responding to concerns about the environment and food safety; to gain an understanding of the role of the consumer in determining European agriculture practices; to learn how the processing and retail food sectors are responding to consumer concerns about food safety and environmentally sensitive farming practices, and to learn about how EU policies are impacting decisions producers are making in the production practices they use. The program took place in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. . . . Gayle Baldwin (religion) has been chosen as one of 15 Coolidge Scholars. The program is housed at Union Seminary in New York City and sponsored by the journal Cross Currents. Each Coolidge Scholar works on their own project, but benefits by being able to collaborate with others in a group of scholars and resource theologians. Baldwin’s research project is Bent on Sin: The Queer Conversion Narrative Reconstructs Christian Doctrine”. . . . Pamela Kalbfleisch (communication) has been elected to the Legislative Assembly of the National Communication Association. This is the decision-making body of this national association composed of communication professors, teachers, and professionals.

ENGINEERING AND MINES, SCHOOL OF
3M recently donated a programmable logic controller to the School of Engineering and Mines. The controller will be used in one of five labs that are part of a mechanical engineering course which provides students with practical experience in instrumentation, operation and analysis of the mechanical equipment and processes used in industry. . . . Saleh Faruque (electrical engineering) has published a resource book, Cellular Mobile Systems Engineering for 3G Applications. The book will be available in March 2004 from Artech House Publishers. . . . Scientists and engineers at the Center for the Investigations of Gas and as-Solid Interactions Impacting the Environment (CIGSIIE) was recently awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Three members of the chemical engineering department were founding members of CIGSIIE: Wayne Seames (director), Michael Mann (co-principal investigator for the grant) and Darrin Muggli. CIGSIIE serves as the coordination point for a group of seven researchers representing the departments of chemistry, chemical engineering, and space studies.

MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, SCHOOL OF
Richard Ludtke (Center for Rural Health), co-author, presented “Future Long Term Care Needs: Results from the North Dakota Long Term Care Needs Assessment” at the North Dakota Long Term Care Association Conference in Medora. . . . Ludtke, Leander McDonald, Francine MacDonald (both Center for Rural Health), and Alan Allery (student health services) presented “Improving Long Term Care for American Indians in Region VIII” at a conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, User Liaison Program in Bismarck. . . . Brad Gibbens (Center for Rural Health) presented “The Rural Hospital Flexibility Program: Moving Forward” at the Minnesota Hospital Association’s 2003 July Trustee Conference: Leadership and Accountability in Health Care. . . . Kristine Sande (Center for Rural Health) participated in a panel presentation, “Introducing the Rural Assistance Center” at the National Rural Health Association Conference in Salt Lake City. She also presented “Using the Rural Assistance Center to Find News, Funding Opportunities and More” at the South Dakota Public Health Conference in Pierre, S.D. . . . Patricia Moulton and Mary Amundson (both Center for Rural Health) presented “North Dakota Workforce Strategies” at a Healthcare Issues Briefing at Northwest Technical College. They also presented “National Nursing Workforce Trends Data from the North Dakota Nursing Needs Study” conducted through the CRH to the North Dakota State Nurse Practice Committee of the North Dakota Board of Nursing in Bismarck. . . . Richard Ludtke (Center for Rural Health) submitted a report, “National Family Caregiver Support Program: North Dakota’s American Indian Caregivers” to the Department of Human Services, Aging Services Division. . . . Kyle Muus, Dmitri Poltavski and Alana Knudson-Buresh (all Center for Rural Health) conducted a study using health claims data from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Dakota on the influence of demographics and health risk factors on cardiac interventions. Study findings were presented and discussed in a recent article of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield newsletter, Health Care Discussions (Summer 2003, Vol. 6, No. 2). . . . The Center for Rural Health has been granted approximately $640,000 to conduct a statewide household insurance survey, business survey, and focus groups. The purpose of the grant is to help North Dakota develop strategies to increase access to health insurance coverage for the uninsured and under-insured. . . . Mary Wakefield (Center for Rural Health) has been appointed a member of the 2003-2004 expert panel through the Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services, tasked with “Assessing the Impact on Physician-Patient Communication Barriers on Health Care Cost and Quality.” . . . Wakefield has been appointed chair of the Institute of Medicine’s committee on building a 21st Century community health care system in Rural America. Wakefield has also been appointed to the editorial board of the Annals of Family Medicine. . . . Thomas Jacobsen (family medicine) has been named family physician of the year by members of the North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians. His name will be forwarded as North Dakota’s nominee for consideration at the national level of competition for the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Physician of the Year Award for 2004.

COLLEGE OF NURSING
Liz Tyree (family and community nursing) has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (DHHS), which provides advice to Secretary Tommy Thompson (DHHS), and to Congress on policy matters arising in the administration of Title VIII (nurse education funding), including issues relating to the nurse workforce, education, and practice improvement. . . . Eleanor Yurkovich, Donna Grandbois (both nursing) and Jessica Clairmont (Altru Health System) co-authored “Mental Health Care Providers’ Perception of Giving Culturally Responsive Care to American Indians” published in Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, Vol. 38, No. 4, October-December 2002. . . . Glenda Lindseth (nursing) co-authored a book section in Pathophysiology: Clinical Concepts of Disease Processes (6th ed.), chapters 23-27, on gastrointestinal system disorders. . . . Marlene Buchner (RAIN nursing program) and Bette Ide (nursing) co-authored “Rural Behavioral Health Care, An Interdisciplinary Guide, Essays from the Field (nursing)” published in 2002.

STUDENT AND OUTREACH SERVICES
UND Golden Key International Honour Society won a regional award, outstanding chapter teamwork award. With 19 chapters in the north central region, the UND chapter has previously won the best induction ceremony and best honorary member program. Members selected for Golden Key are juniors who have a 3.5 or higher GPA and are interested in service opportunities.

DELTA TAU DELTA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Delta Tau Delta celebrated the 25th anniversary of the founding of one of the first chapter educational foundations in the nation during Homecoming 2003. Since 1978 over $2 million has been raised from more than 250 alumni, or 40 percent of the graduates of the local chapter. This milestone is believed to be the largest amount raised for scholarships and educational programs in the nation.

LIBRARIES
Betty Gard (Chester Fritz Library) has been elected chair of the Reference and User Services Association collection development and evaluation section (CODES) of the American Library Association. As chair, Gard guides the section activities aimed at finding ways to help library staff build the best possible collections of traditional and electronic resources to benefit library users of all types of libraries. As section chair, she leads planning for the annual conference program and works with the various committees, many of whom offer programs and pre-conferences and generate a variety of professional publications. Gard is also serving a second year as chair of the ALA/RUSA Gale Group Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services, a $3,000 award available annually to a library or system for developing an imaginative and unique library resource to meet patrons’ needs. She has just completed two years as chair of the ALA management of reference committee, which has revised “Guidelines for Behavioral Performance of Reference and Information Service Professionals.” This document is used by reference departments across the country in establishing objectives for professional librarians working within reference departments.

STUDIO ONE
Studio One received 49 awards during the 2002-2003 academic year in three major competitions. Last academic year, a record was broken with 43 awards; 49 awards is the largest number of awards earned in the show’s 15-year history. In the Northwest Broadcast News Association (Eric Sevareid Awards) competition, which includes the six-state region of North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa, Studio One received a first place award in the category of overall excellence in cable TV. Studio One has earned this top award for three consecutive years. The Studio One weather team also received a first place award for weathercast in the student market from the Northwest Broadcast News Association. North Dakota Professional Communicators, a statewide organization, awarded Studio One first place for both regularly scheduled news/information program and weathercast. The Studio One marketing team also received awards from NDPC, including three second place awards for news releases, newsletter, and poster/flyer and a third place award for marketing plan.

 
 
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ORPD lists web site, personnel information

The Office of Research and Program Development (ORPD) assists faculty and staff in the pursuit of funding for research and other creative activity. The ORPD web site, http://www.und.edu/dept/orpd/, provides links to external and internal research opportunities, procedures for proposal submission, and to University compliance committees relating to research. External research information includes links to many web sites and forms, the Community of Science, and FedGrants (a posting of federal solicitations). Internal research information includes current preproposal notices and the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (guidelines, forms, and deadlines). Links for proposal preparation include guidelines for submitting a proposal, FAQ regarding submission facts, writing guides and tips, and required forms. Compliance committee links include the conflict of interest/xcientific misconduct committee (guidelines and forms), institutional animal care and use committee, institutional biosafety committee (guidelines and forms), Institutional Review Board (guidelines, forms, deadlines), and radiation safety and hazardous materials committee. Following is a list of ORPD staff members, a brief description of the duties of each, and contact information:

Will Gosnold, interim ORPD director, reviews all grant proposals and contracts submitted to external agencies, and if they meet with University policies, signs for the University. In signing, the director attests to University compliance with a myriad of assurances required by funding agencies. He interacts extensively with faculty, especially those involved in research and the submission of grant proposals to external funding agencies, and assists faculty in linking research interests across departmental lines and organizational boundaries. He works with grants and contracts administration to negotiate terms and conditions of contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, particularly as they relate to intellectual properties, copyrights, patents, and publication of research findings. He also awards grants to faculty/staff for various needs relating to research and creative activity.

The director gives presentations on the activities and services of ORPD; presents workshops concerning grantsmanship related issues; and serves on many University committees (Senate scholarly activities committee, institutional animal care and use, institutional biosafety, EPSCoR steering committee, radiation safety, etc.). Additional responsibilities include supervising the ORPD staff and managing the department. You can reach him at 777-4280 or Will.Gosnold@mail.und.nodak.edu.
Shirley Griffin, administrative assistant, is secretary to the interim director and several committees. Contact her at 777-4278 or Shirley.Griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu regarding an appointment with the interim director. She can also provide information on, or application forms for the Senate scholarly activities committee (SSAC). She administers the SSAC, faculty research seed money, and ORPD grant accounts (funds 1806, 1811, 1813, and 3361), so contact her with questions regarding accounts in those funds or for approval of out-of-state travel requests.

Michelle Meyer, research information associate, is responsible for maintaining the external proposal and award database and the ORPD web pages. The primary contact for electronic proposal submission and for Community of Science, she can also provide information on the proposal submission process, required assurances and certifications, proposal application forms, and funding opportunities. She can be reached at 777-2890 or Michelle.Meyer@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Renee Carlson is the Institutional Review Board (IRB) coordinator. Her responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the IRB, assisting the board in updating IRB policies and procedures and developing educational opportunities for IRB members, students and investigators at UND, as well as ensuring that research at UND using human subjects is conducted ethically and responsibly. She is responsible for outreach activities, ensuring that UND faculty, staff, and students are aware of their obligations regarding research using human subjects. If you have questions concerning the educational requirements, would like her to make a presentation in your department or class, or would like assistance in completing your proposal to the IRB, she can be reached at 777-4079 or Renee.Carlson@mail.und.nodak.edu. She also supports the institutional biosafety committee (IBC).

Patricia Peterson is the IRB administrative secretary. She supports Carlson and the Institutional Review Board by preparing and distributing the IRB correspondence, minutes, reports; receiving IRB proposals and forwarding them to the appropriate reviewers; and by maintaining the IRB database. Contact her at 777-4279 or Patricia.Peterson@mail.und.nodak.edu if you would like to check on the status of your IRB proposal or have a question regarding completing the IRB forms or educational requirement.

– Will Gosnold, interim director, research and program development.

 

Research, grant opportunities listed

 

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or shirley.griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.

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

AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH (AFAR)
AFAR Research Grants fund research on the basic mechanisms of aging, age-related diseases, or the mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders. Eligible applicants are faculty in their first or second year of a junior faculty appointment. Deadline: 12/12/03. Contact: American Federation for Aging Research, 212-703-9977; grants@afar.org; http://www.afar.org/afar99.html.

Ellison Medical Foundation/AFAR Senior Postdoctoral Fellows Research Program–Support for senior postdoctoral fellows (3-5 years postdoctoral experience) in the basic biological and biomedical sciences

who are conducting studies relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.afar.org/ellison.html.

Glenn/AFAR Research Grant Program for Postdoctoral Fellows–Support for postdoctoral fellows who have 2-5 years prior postdoctoral training to conduct projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.afar.org/glennfellows.html.

ANXIETY DISORDERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Career Development Travel Awards–Funding for Ph.D.-level scientists who received their doctorates or completed a post-doctoral fellowship within the past 3 years; or physician scientists who completed their residency or research fellowship within the past 3 years, to attend and present a research poster at the ADAA Annual Conference. Deadline: 12/22/03. Contact: Michelle Alonso, 240-485-1025; malonso@adaa.org; http://www.adaa.org/Professionals/AwardProgram.cfm.

Junior Faculty Research Grants are awarded to individuals who have completed at least one year of a post-doctoral fellowship or post-residency research training for projects on a broad range of topics, including clinical, epidemiological, basic science and health policy-related research, that will contribute to understanding and/or treatment for anxiety disorders. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Trainee Travel Awards–Funding for psychiatric residents or graduate students in neuroscience, psychology, social work or other related fields to attend the ADAA Annual Conference. Deadline and Contact: See above.

GERBER FOUNDATION
Nutrition Competitors Grants support projects evaluating effects of environmental hazards on infants and young children, including research or interventions that document the impact of, or ameliorate effects of, environmental hazards on development of infants and young children. Contact: Catherine A. Obits, 231-924-3175; Cobits@ncresa.net; http://www.gerberfoundation.org/programming_interests.htm. Deadlines: 12/1/03, 3/1/04, 6/1/04 (Letter of Inquiry).

Pediatric Health Grants support projects geared toward research or interventions to reduce incidence of serious chronic illnesses or improve cognitive, social, and emotional aspects of development. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

Pediatric Nutrition Grants support projects assuring adequate nutrition for infants and young children, including research or interventions evaluating provision of specific nutrients and their related outcomes in infants and young children. Deadlines and Contact: See above.

LINK FOUNDATION
Energy Fellowship Program–Funding for innovative projects with potential for significant impacts on energy supply and utilization. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: Lee R. Lynd, 603-646-2674; http://www.linkenergy.org/.

MEIR (GOLDA) FELLOWSHIP FUND
Fellowships at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem allow students and graduates from all over the world to pursue master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Applicants must be no more than 4 years past completion of their doctoral dissertation. Deadline: 11/30/03. Contact: Office of the Golda Meir Fellowship Fund, Telephone: 011-02-588-2924; msbarr@mscc.huji.ac.il.

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (MUSC)
Institute for Research Minority Training on Mental Health and Aging–Support to recruit, train, and retain minority individuals in research areas related to mental health and aging (medicine, nursing, social work, architecture, dentistry, neurophysiology, biochemistry, etc.). Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the U.S. or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: Warachal Faison, 843-740-1592, ext. 25; faison@musc.edu.

NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities are awarded to Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans in the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Astronomy, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, Ethnomusicology, Geography, History, International Relations, Life Sciences, Linguistics, Literature, Language, Mathematics, Performance Study, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and Urban Planning. Deadline: 12/3/03. Contact: Fellowship Office, 202-334-2872; infofell@nas.edu; http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships/forddiss.html.

NATIONAL BLOOD FOUNDATION
Scientific Research Grant Program–Seed-type funding for investigators to enhance preliminary data in projects dealing with scientific aspects of blood banking and transfusion medicine. Deadline: 12/9/03. Contact: National Blood Foundation, 301-215-6552; nbf@aabb.org; http://www.aabb.org/About_the_AABB/Nbf/nbf2.htm.

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Phased Application Awards in Cancer Prognosis and Prediction support projects to evaluate the utility and pilot the application of new strategies for determining prognosis or predicting response to therapy. Contact: Tracy G. Lugo, 301-496-1591; lugot@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-098.html; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-099.html. Deadlines: 11/13/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/11/03 (Application).

Quick-Trials for Novel Cancer Therapies–Support for translational research in new agent development to ensure timely exploitation of new cancer therapeutic approaches, including development of new cancer prevention agents. Deadlines: 12/9/03, 4/9/04, 8/9/04. Contact: Roy Wu, 301-480-4663; wur@ctep.nci.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-005.html

The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarker Developmental Laboratories–Support for new and competing renewal applications to continue the national network that has responsibility for development, evaluation, and validation of biomarkers for earlier cancer detection and risk assessment. Contact: Sudhir Srivastava, 301-435-1594; srivasts@mail.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-04-006.html. Deadlines: 12/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/23/03 (Application).

NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (NCCAM)
International Postdoctoral Fellowships support training of foreign scientists in scientific research methodology at a U.S. clinical or basic research facility. Contact: Nancy J. Pearson, 301-594-0519; pearsonn@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-050.html. Deadline: 12/5/03.

NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (NFWF)
Natural Resources Conservation Service: Conservation on Private Lands–Support of projects to engage private landowners in conservation and enhancement of fish and wildlife and natural resources on their lands. Deadline: 12/2/03. Contact: Jody Olson, 202-857-0166; jody.olson@nfwf.org; http://www.nfwf.org/programs/nrcsnacd.htm.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Research Grants–Funding for investigators with advanced degrees for scientific field research and exploration in the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology. Deadline: 6/1/04. Contact: Committee for Research and Exploration, 202-857-7439; cre@ngs.org; http://www.nationalgeographic.com/research/grant/rg1.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Development, Testing and Evaluation of Candidate Vaccines Against Plague (NIH-NIAID-RFP-DMID-04-17)--Support to develop a vaccine to protect the U.S. population against plague utilizing targetted vaccine candidate(s) that can be produced at a scale to support Phase I clinical trials with a manufacturing process amenable to subsequent scale-up and continued development. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: Jill M. Johnson, 301-451-6396; jj254y@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-03-052.html.

Large-Scale Antibody and T Cell Epitope Discovery Program–Support to establish interactive, multidisciplinary teams focused on large-scale discovery of novel antibody (B cell) or T cell epitopes associated with microorganisms responsible for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including potential agents of bioterrorism and their toxins. Deadline: 12/3/03. Contact: Carl Newman, 301-496-8371; Cnewman@niaid.nih.gov; http://www.eps.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/NIAID/RFP-NIH-NIAID-DAIT-04-39/listing.html.

Small Business Biodefense Program–SBIR/STTR grants to develop therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, adjuvants/immunostimulants, and selected resources for biodefense. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: Barbara Mulach, 301-496-1884; bmulach@niaid.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-02-149.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers--Support to develop or strengthen programs that focus on key aging research areas. Deadlines: 11-17-03 (Letter of Intent); 12-17-03 (Application). Contact: Evan C. Hadley, 301-435-3044; HadleyE@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-04-002.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Developing Translational Research on Mechanisms of Extinction Learning--Support for development of collaborative research projects between basic scientists studying animal models of extinction learning and clinicians focused on treatment and prevention of anxiety and drug addiction in humans. Deadlines: 11/18/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/18/03 (Application). Contact: Kathleen C. Anderson, 301-443-1576; kanders1@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-04-005.html.

High Throughput Genotyping Centers for Human and Animal DNA–Support for research concerned with genotyping of polymorphic markers in human and animal DNA. Deadlines: 11/18/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/18/03 (Application). Contact: Anthony R. Hayward, 301-435-0790; haywarda@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-03-012.html.

Individual Biomedical Informatics Fellowships support training of informatics scientists to perform research on basic informatics problems or to apply informatics to any area of biomedicine, including clinical medicine, basic biomedical research, clinical and health services research, public health, professional education, and administration. Postdoctoral, predoctoral, and, in some fields, post-baccalaureate candidates are eligible. Contact: Carol A. Bean, 301-594-4882; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-070.html. Deadline: 12/5/03.

Innovative Technologies for Enhancing Function for Individuals With Disabilities--Support to encourage small businesses to participate in assistive technology research that facilitates rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities resulting from injury and disease. The goal is to improve physical or mental function of individuals with disabilities through new technologies, delivery systems, or training techniques. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: Louis Quatrano, 301-402-4221; quatranl@exchange.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-071.html.

Senior Individual Biomedical Informatics Fellowships support training of health professionals for informatics research or for application of informatics to any area of biomedicine, including, among others, clinical medicine, basic biomedical research, education, or administration. Deadlines: 12/5/03, 4/5/04. Contact: Carol A. Bean, 301-594-4882; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-109.html.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science–Support for research and related education activities fundamental to development of computer systems capable of performing a broad variety of intelligent tasks, and to development of computational models of intelligent behavior across the spectrum of human intelligence. Contact: Edwina Rissland, 703- 292-8930; erisslan@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03600/nsf03600.htm. Deadline: 12/19/03.

Evaluative Research and Evaluation Capacity Building (EREC) and Research on Learning and Education (ROLE) (NSF 03-542)–Support for research across a continuum including the biological basis of human learning; behavioral, cognitive, affective, and social aspects of human learning. Deadline: 12/10/03. Contact: James Dietz, 703-292-5156; jdietz@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf03542.

International Materials Institutes Toward an International Materials Research Network–Support for international research and education projects involving condensed matter and materials physics; solid state and materials chemistry; and design, synthesis, characterization, and processing of materials. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: Carmen I. Huber, 703-292-4939; chuber@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03593/nsf03593.htm.

NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships for Scientists from NATO Partner Countries (NSF 02-178)–Support for U.S. institutions to host beginning scientists, mathematicians, and engineers from NATO partner countries. Contact: Terry S. Woodin, 703-292-8697; twoodin@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf02178. Deadline: 12/9/03.

Undergraduate Research Centers (URCs) (NSF 03-595)–Support to establish new models and partnerships to expand the reach of undergraduate research to include first- and second-year college students; and enhance research capacity, infrastructure, and culture of participating institutions. Research must be in the chemical sciences or interdisciplinary areas supported by the chemical sciences. Contact: Robert Kuczkowski, 703-292-4948; rkuczkow@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf03595. Deadlines: 12/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/16/03 (Full Proposal).

NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION
Pickwick Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic, Applied, and Clinical Sleep Research support basic, applied or clinical research related to the study of sleep or sleep disorders. Candidates must hold an M.D., D.V.M., Ph.D. or D.O. degree in which the degree or subsequent training has been completed within the past 5 years. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: Pickwick Postdoctoral Fellowship Review Committee, 202-347-3471, ext. 203; nsf@sleepfoundation.org; http://www.sleepfoundation.org/activities/pickwick.html#postdoc.

ROCKEFELLER ARCHIVE CENTER
Grants-in-Aid for Travel and Research–Funding for graduate and postdoctoral research in archival collections of Rockefeller family members and various philanthropic and educational institutions founded by family members. Deadline: 11-30-03. Contact: Darwin H. Stapelton, 914-631-4505; archive@mail.rockefeller.edu; http://www.rockefeller.edu/archive.ctr/grantinaidapp.pdf.

Residencies in the History of Basic Medical Research–Support for month, semester, or year-long residencies for research on topics related to the history of basic medical research, a subject richly represented in the collections at the Center. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.rockefeller.edu/archive.ctr/medres.html.

Scholar-in-Residence Program–Support for research in collections of the Center which date from the second half of the 19th century to the 1990s. Strengths include agriculture, the arts, African-American history, labor, education, international relations and economic development, medicine, philanthropy, politics, population, religion, science, the social sciences, social welfare, and women’s history. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.rockefeller.edu/archive.ctr/residence.html.

SOROS FELLOWSHIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS, THE PAUL AND DAISY
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are awarded to new Americans from any discipline who: are green card holders, naturalized citizens, or have two parents who are naturalized citizens; will not be older than 30 as of November 1, 2003; and are seniors in college, hold bachelor’s degrees, or are enrolled graduate programs. Contact: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans; 212-547-6926; pdsoros_fellows@sorosny.org; www.pdsoros.org. Deadline: 11-1-03.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Field-Initiated Projects–Support for projects to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially those with the most severe disabilities; or to improve effectiveness of services. Contact: Donna Nangle, 202-205-5880; donna.nangle@ed.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-24299.htm. Deadline: 12/9/03.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
Chemical and Forest Products Industries of the Future--Support for projects to reduce energy consumption, enhance economic competitiveness, and reduce environmental impacts of domestic chemical and forest products industries. Deadline: 11/30/03. Contact: Beth Dwyer, 303-275-4719; beth.dwyer@go.doe.gov; http://www.pr.doe.gov/iips/busopor.nsf/8373d2fc6d8 3b66685256452007963f5/288ff3cc17f8be2085256d890075f137?OpenDocument.

Hydrogen Education Development–Support for hydrogen technology education projects in the following areas: middle school and high school curriculum and teacher professional development; educational materials, including a hydrogen technology overview publication and program information kit; and co-sponsorship of conferences and events. Deadline: 12/4/03. Contact: James Damm, 303-275-4788; james.damm@go.doe.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-24349.htm.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS).
The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) will soon release a solicitation for research on Detection Systems for Biological and Chemical Countermeasures. Deadline: 12/5/03. Contact: Don Wheatley, 301-619-8397; don.wheatley@us.army.mil; http://fedbizopps.cos.com/cgi-bin/eps/spg/USA/USAMRAA/DAMD17/DAMD17-04-CHEMBIO/listing.html?notice=MOD.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE (DOS)
Educational Partnerships Program–Support for exchange visits of faculty, administrators, highly advanced foreign students, and advanced U.S. graduate students. Deadline: 12/12/03. Contact: Humphrey Fellowships and Institutional Linkages Branch, 202-619-5289; http://exchanges.state.gov/education/rfgps/dec12rfgp.htm.

Freedom Support Educational Partnerships Program with Eurasia–Support to develop or revise courses, curricula, outreach programs and programs of study at participating institutions in ways that strengthen democracy and free markets in Eurasia as well as mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and those of Eurasia. Deadline: 12/5/03. Contact: See above or http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-15529.htm.

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Funding to evaluate potential Impacts of Manufactured Nanomaterials on Human Health and the Environment. Deadline: 12/11/03. Contact: Barbara Karn; 202-564-6824; karn.barbara@epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2003_nano.html#Contact.

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)/DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (DOI)
North American Wetlands Conservation Act—Small Grants Program–Funding for wetland and wetland-associated upland conservation projects. Deadline: 11-28-03. Contact: Keith A. Morehouse, 703-358-1784; bdhc@fws.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-19523.htm.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Parke Davis Exchange Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences 2003-2004–Support for biomedical scientists (including graduate students) holding an appointment in the U.S. or Canada to visit the University of Cambridge or for biomedical scientists from the University of Cambridge or a Medical Research Council institution in Cambridge to visit a university in the U.S. or Canada. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: K. S. Douglas, sbs@mole.bio.cam.ac.uk; http://www.bio.cam.ac.uk/sbs/funds/pdweb1.html.

-- William Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research and Program Development.

 
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