University Letter

Volume 40, Number 8: October 18, 2002

Dedication Ceremony For New East Entrance To Medical Sciences Is Friday

Faculty, Staff, Students Invited To Participate In Homecoming 2002



Atmospheric Sciences Hosts Seminars On Doppler Radar, Wind Events

Biology Department Hosts Seminar Oct. 18

Biomedical Science Seminar Set For Oct. 18

Varsity Bards Plan 50th Anniversary Reunion

Los Angeles-Based Jazz Vocalist Tierney Sutton Sings At Museum

Concert Choir Performs Oct. 20

Graduate Committee Meets Monday

N.D. Clothesline Project On Display Oct. 21-25

Maine Poet And Hemingway Scholar To Read At Museum

Fall Concert Spotlights Choral Groups

Flu Vaccinations Available

UND Prayer Group Being Formed

Large Passenger Van Training Set For Oct. 23, 24

Special Senate Meeting Oct. 24 Will Discuss University Constitution

Explore The World At International Night

LEEPS Lecturer Will Discuss Volcanoes Oct. 25

Doctoral Examinations Set For Three Candidates

Media Law Expert, Alumna Lucy Dalglish To Speak At 11th Jack Hagerty Lecture Oct. 29

FlexComp Open Enrollment Meetings Set; Note New Open Enrollment Period

Local Movies Screen At Empire Halloween Weekend

Sign-Ups Sought For Mortar Board Baskets

University Senate Meets Nov. 7; Agenda Items Due

Indian Studies Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Yoga Classes Offered

Metropolitan Opera Auditions Set For Nov. 16

Staff Senate Sponsors Bus Trip To Mall Of America

Goo Goo Dolls To Play Ralph Engelstad Arena’s Olympic Center

2003 Getting Started Program Dates Listed



FAA Awards $20 Million To Aviation Consortium

Faculty, Staff Outreach Activities Wanted For New Edition Of “UND Serves”

UND Telephone Book/Directory For 2002-03 Now Available

Twamley Directory Now Online

Student Evaluation Forms Available

Nominations Sought For Student “Who’s Who” Awards

Send Departmental Publications To University Archives

All May Use Visitor Lot For Short-Term Parking

Studio One Lists Guests

Staff Senate Holds Christmas Decoration Drive

Museum Cafe Available For Holiday Gatherings

U2 Workshops Listed For Nov. 4-8

Singers Invited To Perform With Master Chorale



Grant Recipients Listed

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


Dedication Ceremony For New East Entrance To Medical Sciences Is Friday

The newly renovated east entrance of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will be dedicated at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, as part of Homecoming activities.

The event, open to the public, begins with tours of the school from 2 to 3 p.m. and will be followed by a reception.

Construction of the new entrance and interior lobby has been funded in part by gifts from alumni and friends to the Harwood Initiative, which raised funds from physician-graduates from 1953-73, the era in which the late Theodore Harwood served as dean of the school.

Special guests at the ceremony will be family members of Harwood and other former deans.

Career achievements of Harwood and his portrait will be featured in the entry area, along with a wall of honor listing the names of all donors to the initiative. Portraits of former deans will also be displayed in the lobby.

The project has resulted in a new facade for the school, which includes an entrance accessible to persons with disabilities.

We at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences are most grateful for the gifts from alumni and friends. Without their generosity, this project would not have been possible. – H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Faculty, Staff, Students Invited To Participate In Homecoming 2002

The Alumni Association invites all UND faculty, staff and students to participate in Homecoming 2002. The complete schedule of events as well as online registration are available at

Friday afternoon will feature the Homecoming kick-off luncheon at noon in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Keynote speaker will be Tim O’Keefe, incoming CEO and executive vice president, Alumni Association and Foundation. Tickets are $12. The Alumni Ambassadors will host a leadership conference beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl. The afternoon will include a brainstorming session to find ways of getting alumni more involved in the University and the Alumni Association. Also included will be a panel discussion featuring UND alumnae Carolyn (Howland) Becraft, ’66, Susan (Anderson) Crockett, ’66, and Thoraine Loyd, ’74. The panel will be moderated by Mary Beth Kelley-Lowe, program and education officer, Dakota Science Center.

Four outstanding alumni will be honored on Friday evening with the Sioux Award: Dr. Susan (Anderson) Crockett, ’66, Robert Harris, ’60, Kirk Lanterman, ..’51, Lloyd Everson, M.D., ’65, ’67. The banquet will be held at the Alerus Center and begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20.

This year’s Homecoming parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Line-up starts at 9 a.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Any department or organization wishing to participate should contact a Telesis advisor at 777-2611.

Saturday morning will also feature a Homecoming pre-game party at the Alerus Center hosted by the Alumni Association and sponsored by Bremer. The party will include food, coaches, cheer and dance team, music and more. Tickets are $5 per person and only $3 for children under 12 and Fighting Sioux Club members.

Please feel free to call the UND Alumni Association at 777-2611 for more information or to make reservations. – Stacy Nelson, Alumni Association.


Events to Note

Atmospheric Sciences Hosts Seminars On Doppler Radar, Wind Events

Christopher R. Williams, University of Colorado at Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory, Boulder, Colo., will present “Use of Doppler Radar Profilers for Remote Sensing of Precipitating Clouds,” Thursday, Oct. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in 102 Odegard Hall.

During the past decade Doppler radar profilers that operate near 1 GHz and 3 GHz have been developed at the NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory for use in dynamics and precipitation research. The profilers have been used extensively in field campaigns. In the presence of precipitating clouds, backscattering from hydrometeors is dominant and the vertically pointing Doppler radar measures the backscattered energy and the vertical velocities of the hydrometeors directly overhead. These observations yield time-altitude cross-sections of equivalent reflectivity, Doppler velocity and spectral width that illustrate the evolution of precipitating cloud systems. The vertical structure of these three parameters has been used to classify the precipitating cloud systems into several different precipitating regimes, including convective and stratiform rain.

Brad Bramer, science and operations officer, National Weather Service, Grand Forks, will present “An Overview of High Gradient Wind Events in the Northern Plains (including Blizzards and Dust Storms)” Thursday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m. in 102 Odegard Hall.

High gradient wind events are a significant weather concern across the Northern Plains states during the cold half of the year. A number of physical factors in the atmosphere can work in combination to produce sustained surface wind speeds in excess of 18 m/s. These factors will be examined individually to see how their relative contributions can aid in generating these extreme gradient winds. A review of representative case studies of such events (including the special cases of blizzards and dust storms) will also be presented.

The Odegard School’s atmospheric sciences department will host a series of seminars throughout the semester. They are free and open to the public -- Atmospheric Sciences.


Biology Department Hosts Seminar Oct. 18

The biology department presents “ADF/Cofilin Involvement in Brain Development, Plasticity and Disease” by Peter Meberg (biology) on Friday, Oct. 18, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. All are welcome. – Biology Department.


Biomedical Science Seminar Set For Oct. 18

David Bradley (microbiology and immunology), will present a seminar Friday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. as part of the BIMD 512 (Foundations of Biomedical Science) research seminar series. The title of the presentation is “Aging and Autoimmunity,” and all interested University and community members are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact me at 777-2101. – Jon Jackson, Anatomy and Cell Biology.


Varsity Bards Plan 50th Anniversary Reunion

The Varsity Bards will hold a 50th anniversary reunion, banquet and concert Saturday, Oct. 19. The Goliards and Vivo will also perform.

The schedule of events follows: 8:30 a.m., social/coffee and doughnuts, 152 Hughes Fine Arts Center; 9 a.m., current Bards and Bards alumni rehearsal, 152 Hughes Fine Arts Center. Sing-along includes many of the old favorites; 1:30 p.m., Bards and alumni sing the national anthem at the Homecoming football game; 6 p.m., social, Ramada Inn, Grand Forks; 6:15 p.m., Bards pictures; 6:30 p.m., banquet; 7:30 p.m., reunion concert, Ramada Inn; welcome by Jon Von Rueden, charter member, and Marshall Troutman, current president; anniversary presentation; current Bards sing; Bards alumni join the chorus and sing, directed by former conductors, James Fudge, Roger Wilhelm, Terry Eder and current conductor, Rebecca Raber.

The concert is free and open to the public, social and rehearsal are free. Please register by calling 777-2611 or at

Tickets for the Bards banquet are $25; available through the Alumni Association at 777-2611. – Music Department and Alumni Association.


Los Angeles-Based Jazz Vocalist Tierney Sutton Sings At Museum

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, Oct. 19.

Sutton, “one of the leading lights among today’s 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 — pianist Christian Jacob, Trey Henry on bass, and Ray Brinker on drums - will give two 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, 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.

Sutton was a Russian major at Wesleyan University when she 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.

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 vocal album.

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. Sutton’s 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 Sutton’s concert is underwritten by the City of Grand Forks special events program. SunDog Jazz Fest chair Cheryl Gaddie says there’ll 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

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.

Concert Choir Performs Oct. 20

The Concert Choir will perform its first concert of the year Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 and 4 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. Nolan Long is the conductor.

The concert will feature a 20th century composition, “Soir sur la plaine” (Evening on the Plain), by French impressionist composer Lilli Boulanger, winner of the Prix de Rome compositional competition, and sister of Nadia Boulanger. This piece will feature soprano Catherine Canham as soloist.

The concert will also include a variety of other compositions, including “Sing Joyfully” by Renaissance British composer, William Byrd; “Ave Maria” by Anton Bruckner; “Full Fathom Five” from Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Three Shakespeare Songs”; “When Jesus Wept” by colonial American composer William Billings; “Beautiful Savior” by Lutheran composer F. Melius Christiansen; “There Shall a Star Come Out of Jacob” from “Christus” by Felix Mendelssohn; a Mexican folk ballad, “Las Mananitas”; and “Zadok the Priest,” which was composed for the coronation of King George II by George Frederick Handel.

The public is invited. Tickets are available at the door: $5 for general admission and $3 for students. – Department of Music.


Graduate Committee Meets Monday

The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, Oct. 21, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Approval of minutes from Oct. 14.

2. Final discussion on graduate faculty nominations.

3. Continued 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 and Policy.

4. Consideration of the proposal to offer a combined Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)/Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) and BSEE/Master of Engineering (Mengr).

5. Consideration for a new course in electrical engineering, EE507: Spacecraft Systems Engineering.

6. Request for course changes in electrical engineering to the following: EE 503:Statistical Communications Theory and Signal Processing 1; EE 509: Semiconductor Circuits; EE 519: Digital Computer Logic.

7. Request for course change to Atmospheric Sciences 570: Seminar from 1-3 credits to 1 credit.

8. Request for new certificate program: Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Management Certificate Program.

-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


N.D. Clothesline Project On Display Oct. 21-25

The eighth annual display of the N.D. Clothesline Project will take place Monday through Friday, Oct. 21-25, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Display hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Take Back the Night march and rally is set for Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Meet at the Dakota Lounge, Memorial Union.

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of T-shirts that bear witness to the effects of violence in our society. Each shirt represents a particular adult or child’s experience and is decorated by the survivor or by a family member or friend. – Patty McIntyre, Women’s Center.


Maine Poet And Hemingway Scholar To Read At Museum

Donald Junkins, winner of the John Masefield and the Jenny Tane awards, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grants, and a Broadleaf fellowship, will read from his poetry at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. There is no admission charge, and a reception will be held following the reading.

Junkins is the author of seven books of poetry, and his poems have appeared in the Saturday Review, American Poetry Review, Atlantic, the New Yorker and the New American Review. He has read his poems at more than 40 schools and universities.

Donald Junkins was for many years director of the creative writing program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and currently teaches poetry and American literature there. His work has appeared in numerous journals throughout the United States, and he has published articles and reviews about Ernest Hemingway. He was the program director of the 9th International Hemingway Society Conference in 2000.

Among Junkins’ more memorable literary encounters were interviews with Martha Gelhorn, Hemingway’s third wife and a notable writer herself; with Carol Hemingway Gardner, one of Hemingway’s siblings; and with Hemingway’s late son, Gregory, for whom Junkins served as best man at his wedding. For more information, please call 777-4195.


Fall Concert Spotlights Choral Groups

Allegro women’s chorus, Varsity Bards men’s chorus, Vivo women’s ensemble and Goliards men’s ensemble will present a fall choral concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1405 South Ninth Street. General admission is $5; $3 for students. For more information, call the music department at 777-2644. – Music Department.


Flu Vaccinations Available

Student Health Services 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 doctor’s 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 deficiencies.)

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 and students.

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 and staff.

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 year’s 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.


UND Prayer Group Being Formed

All interested members of the UND community are invited to join together in intercessory prayer for persons, groups, and activities associated with our campus. United Campus Ministry will host weekly prayer gatherings at 7:30 a.m. and at noon Wednesdays beginning Oct. 23. Prayers will be offered in response to requests from the members, either for themselves or for others. For those who wish to pray privately or who have commitments that make it difficult to attend the prayer group, an e-mail list is being established through which requests will be shared with those who covenant to join in prayer. Additional information on the UND prayer group can be found at the United Campus Ministry web site:

Requests to participate or questions should be directed to Jerry Bass at 777-4940 or – Rev. Gerald (Jerry) Bass, Campus Pastor, United Campus Ministry.


Large Passenger Van Training Set For Oct. 23, 24

Large passenger vans with capacity of 10 to 15 passengers have become a safety issue all over the United States. The North Dakota risk management and state fleet have implemented a mandatory training program for all state users to complete prior to driving these vans. Our department will administer the program to users at UND and will issue certification cards.

The program consists of two components. One is a mandatory web-based training program which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. This training consists of watching a short video and answering questions at the end. This training is being held at the transportation department from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is preferred that the web training be completed prior to the behind-the-wheel training. Please call 777-4122 for a time slot prior to arrival.

The second mandatory component is a behind-the-wheel course. The course, which consists of navigating a 15-passenger van between cones, will be held on Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive. The second behind-the- wheel courses are being offered Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call 777-4122 to sign up for a 10-minute slot. – Mary Metcalf, Transportation Manager.


Special Senate Meeting Oct. 24 Will Discuss University Constitution

A special meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at 4:05 p.m., Room 7, Gamble Hall. The topic is the proposed revision of the University constitution. All University faculty are encouraged to participate in a dialogue and deliberate about this important document. The Senate voted to change its standing rules to allow all to participate in this discussion. – Jan Goodwin (Nutrition and Dietetics), Chair, University Senate.


Explore The World At International Night

Come explore the world during international nights, 7 p.m. Thursdays at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Thursday, Oct. 24, will spotlight Arab nations. Come enjoy international cuisine, learn about different cultures and make new friends. The programs are sponsored by the vice president for academic affairs, the UND foundation and the International Organization. – Office of International Programs.


LEEPS Lecturer Discusses Change In A Glacial Environment

P. Jay Fleisher from the University of SUNY 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.


Doctoral Examinations Set For Three Candidates

The final examination for Deborah L. Moreno, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning: research methodologies, is set for noon Monday, Oct. 28, in Room 208, Education Building. The dissertation title is “A Measurement of Job Satisfaction Indicators of North Dakota Long Termed Health Care Givers.” John Delane Williams (educational foundations and research) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Mary Jean Formati, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling, is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in 308 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is “Experiences of Older Women Following the 1997 Flood in Grand Forks, North Dakota.” Sue Jacobs and Cindy Juntunen (counseling) are the committee chairs.

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.


Media Law Expert, Alumna Lucy Dalglish To Speak At 11th Jack Hagerty Lecture Oct. 29

Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, will speak at the 11th Jack Hagerty Lecture in Contemporary Media Issues. The lecture, “Homefront Confidential: How the War on Terrorism Affects the Public’s Right to Know,” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald Community Room. The lecture is sponsored by the school of Communication and the Grand Forks Herald.

Prior to assuming the position of executive director in January 2000, Dalglish was a media lawyer for the Minneapolis law firm of Dorsey & Whitney. She has also worked as a reporter and editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and in 1996 was inducted into the charter class of the National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C.

Dalglish was raised in Grand Forks and received her bachelor of arts in journalism from UND in 1980. While attending the University, she worked as a managing editor for the Dakota Student and as a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald. She earned her master’s degree in law from Yale Law School in 1988, and a Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1995.

All students and faculty are invited for pizza and conversation from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald Community Room. Childcare is provided and must be pre-arranged before Tuesday, Oct. 22, by calling 777-5054. – School of Communication.


FlexComp Open Enrollment Meetings Set; Note New Open Enrollment Period

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 the 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.


Local Movies Screen At Empire Halloween Weekend

“The Threat of the Mummy,” a feature-length movie shot in Grand Forks, will have a return engagement Halloween night at the Empire Theatre, where the supernatural fantasy and socio-political satire premiered in April 2002. The newly-completed sequel, “Vengeance of the Sorceress,” will premiere the rest of the weekend, Nov. 1, 2, and 3. All showings will be at 7:30 p.m. nightly, with additional 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. All seats are $5.

Christopher Jacobs, a senior lecturer in film for English, produced and directed both movies, and also wrote “The Threat of the Mummy.”

The casts of both “The Threat of the Mummy” and “Vengeance of the Sorceress” are made up entirely of actors from Grand Forks and surrounding communities. Locations for both movies include various places in and around Grand Forks, including several buildings at UND, and the North Dakota Museum of Art. – Christopher Jacobs, English.


Sign-Ups Sought For Mortar Board Baskets

The Mortar Board organization will accept registrations for turkey baskets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3 and 9-10, at the Grand Cities Mall. If you have questions regarding the drive, or if you wish to make a donation, please contact the chapter at 777-6755. – Mortar Board Communications Committee.


University Senate Meets Nov. 7; Agenda Items Due

The University Senate will meet Thursday, Nov. 7, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon Thursday, Oct. 24. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted. – Nancy Krogh (Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.


Indian Studies Celebrates 25th Anniversary

You’re invited to help celebrate 25 years of Indian Studies at UND. The department will hold a 25th anniversary open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in 213 Merrifield Hall. Everyone is welcome.


Yoga Classes Offered

A second session of yoga classes begins Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Lotus Meditation Center. Classes are held at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening for beginners and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for intermediate practitioners. The classes end Dec. 19. Cost for the six classes is $45. Call Dyan Rey, instructor, at 772-8840 or 777-2419 to register or e-mail – Dyan Rey, Art.


Metropolitan Opera Auditions set for Nov 16.

The North Dakota auditions conducted under the auspices of the Metropolitan Opera National Council will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at noon in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall in the Hughes Fine Arts Center. The North Dakota auditions are part of a nationwide system of competitions designed to find exceptionally talented young singers of opera between the ages of 20 and 30 and assist them in their development. This will be the 39th year the auditions have been held in North Dakota.

The singers entering competition range from upper-class college and university students to young persons already singing professionally.

Each singer entering the competition sings two songs in the original language and key in front of an audience and three judges. Those singers deemed superior by the judges receive cash prizes to defray their expenses as they advance to the Upper Midwest Regional Auditions held in St. Paul on Feb. 1. The winners of the 15 regional auditions then compete on the stage of the MET in front of Metropolitan Opera March 30 for cash prizes and/or for admission to the Met School for Young Artists.

This year’s judges are Barbara Kiereg of the University of Minnesota and Kenneth Bowles and DeVera Bowles, associated with the Western Plains Opera Company and Minot State University. Kiereg will present a public master class following the auditions.

The North Dakota auditions have been and still are supported by generous grants from the University of North Dakota Fellows, individual contributors and the department of music. This year a pre-audition fund raising party is planned at Sanders Restaurant to increase the dollar amount of the awards for the singers.

The North Dakota auditions have been directed by G. Paul Larson for the past several years. He is being joined by Maria Williams Kennedy as a co-director and the Thursday Music Club to put on these auditions.

The public is invited to attend the auditions. Admission is free and open to the general public. For more information, contact G. Paul Larson at 777-3360 or -- G. Paul Larson (Economics), Director, MONC Auditions for North Dakota.


Staff Senate Sponsors Bus Trip To Mall Of America

Staff Senate is sponsoring a one day “Shop ‘Til You Drop” getaway to the Mall of America for UND staff and family members. UND buses will head to the Mall of America the morning of Saturday, Nov. 16, and return to UND late that evening. The cost is only $20 per person.

Sign up at the display table on the main floor of the Memorial Union Monday through Friday, Oct. 21-25, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to reserve your seat on the bus. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Feel free to call Ray Tozer at 777-3939 with any questions. – Staff Senate.


Goo Goo Dolls To Play Ralph Engelstad Arena’s Olympic Center

The Goo Goo Dolls will perform at Ralph Engelstad Arena’s 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 Ticket prices for the show are $29.50. This is a general admission event.

For more information, please contact the Ralph Engelstad Arena at 777-4167.


2003 Getting Started Program Dates Listed

The dates for the 2003 Getting Started program are June 2 to July 18, 2003. The location will remain the Memorial Union, but back-up rooms will be available if the construction noise interferes with presentations and testing. – Sommer Herring, Academic Advisor, Student Academic Services.



FAA Awards $20 Million To Aviation Consortium

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta has announced the award of a $20 million contract to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence for General Aviation Research, a consortium of universities including UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, Florida A&M University, University of Alaska, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Wichita State University.

The money will be used for general aviation training, safety, and security research. This means the Department of Transportation can issue delivery orders for research totaling up to $20 million to universities within the consortium.

“This announcement is great news for the Odegard School, UND and for North Dakota and the surrounding region,” said Paul Lindseth, associate dean of academics. “It is yet another vehicle to expand the training and research endeavors of UND Aerospace.”

The FAA created the Center for General Aviation Research in April 2001 with $2.5 million in grant money and selected Embry-Riddle to provide the administrative support. Research is likely to include areas such as air traffic control, free flight, composite materials, avionics and aircraft communications, and crash-worthiness and survivability. – Odegard School of Aerospace Science.


Faculty, Staff Outreach Activities Wanted For New Edition Of “UND Serves”

The publication titled “UND Serves North Dakota” that is issued every other year is currently being updated. We want the input of faculty and staff members, and we believe most of you will want to have the opportunity to be considered for inclusion. Hard copy requests for information for this publication have been sent to UND faculty members and unit and research agency heads. There is also a way to respond online(see below).

You can VIEW THE PREVIOUS EDITION (from late 2000, early 2001) of “UND Serves North Dakota” by going to the Web site.

For the new edition now being prepared, please provide information on projects/endeavors/outreach efforts Spring 2001-Fall/Winter 2002 on a county-by-county basis (see sample pages sent in hard copy form or the last edition of the publication on the Web). In addition to your own contributions, we request, of course, that you also solicit information from your colleagues. Do you serve on a state-wide or regional board or task force? Please let us know. We are interested not only in endeavors out in the state, but also events you brought people onto the campus for, but please tell us where they came from. For instance: “8 students from Ward county participated in the UND Honor Band in 2001 and 6 did in 2002”.

We are asking for the new information by Nov. 13 (or sooner, of course) in order to have time to compile it before the next Legislative Session. You may submit your information in an assortment of ways. As noted above, hard copy information, forms, and examples are being sent to faculty and unit heads in the next week. Or you can submit it electronically at Your user name is your first initial and your last name; your password is gound. This site will automatically find the county(ies) for you if you only have a town name to put in. If you are using the hard copy response, mail your information to Office of University Relations, Box 7144/Room 411, Twamley Hall. You may e-mail information to If you have questions contact Patsy Nies at 777-3791. Thank you for your assistance. -- Jim Penwarden, Office of University Relations.


UND Telephone Book/Directory For 2002-03 Now Available

The new 2002-03 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 Union Station Store in the Memorial Union on the main floor, the Wilkerson Convenience Store, and the Walsh Convenience Store.

The 256-page book lists names, addresses, phone numbers, and, in many cases, e-mail numbers of faculty and staff, and names, phone numbers, and addresses of students. The book also contains much other information, including 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; the 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.


Twamley Directory Now Online

The Twamley Hall directory is now online at If you have changes or updates, please contact the office of vice president for student and outreach services at 777-2724. – Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Office.


Student Evaluation Forms Available

All colleges have received student evaluation forms for fall 2002 courses, and departments have been notified that they can ask for copies at their respective dean’s office. Departments have received directions on how faculty are to administer the forms and how students are to complete them. Faculty are reminded to inform students to fill in the numbers for the course call number. If you are unsure of the call number please check with your department. Completed forms should be sent to Information Technology Systems and Services, Box 9041, by the end of the semester. If you have questions about any procedures related to the evaluation forms please feel free to contact institutional research at 777-4358. – Carmen Williams, Institutional Research.


Nominations Sought For Student “Who’s Who” Awards

The University is seeking student 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, leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship, service to UND and potential for future achievement.

Each applicant must be currently enrolled at UND and must have a minimum of 60 credits by the end of the 2002 summer term. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the yearly award, and past recipients may reapply.

For further information about the nomination or application process, call Bonnie Solberg at 777-2898. Send nominations to Who’s Who, Memorial Union administrative office, Box 8385. They must be received by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. – Hursha Ramaiya, Project Coordinator for Leadership Development, Memorial Union.


Send Departmental Publications To University Archives

Contained within the E.B. Robinson Department of Special Collections in the Chester Fritz Library, the University archives preserves and houses published and unpublished historical materials significant to the life of the University. Published materials include all departmental and office publications such as annual and biennial reports to the president, journals, bulletins, reports, directories, brochures, newspapers, and newsletters which are published under University auspices.

Special collections seeks your assistance in keeping this collection of University publications current. Please be certain that we are on your mailing list for all current publications. Send them to special collections, Box 9000. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Axtman at 777-4624 or 777-4625. Thank you. – Steve Axtman, Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library.


All May Use Visitor Lot For Short-Term Parking

The new visitor parking booth by the Carnegie Building is now operational. Effective Oct. 14 the rates were adjusted; we now offer 30-minute free parking. Faculty, staff, and students may use the lot for short-term parking. The lot attendants will monitor usage and keep spaces available for visitors. – Traffic Division.


Studio One Lists Guests

Firefighter Mike Sande will demonstrate equipment used to fight fires this week on Studio One. Turnouts, bunkers and mushrooms are used by firefighters on a regular basis. We’ll find out what they are and how they are used, as well as learn about the expense of fighting fires.

Also, many states depend on smokers to help balance their budgets. We’ll hear reactions to ongoing tax increases on cigarettes.

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. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays. 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, the Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. – Melissa Conner, Studio One Marketing Team.


Staff Senate Holds Christmas Decoration Drive

Staff Senate is coordinating a Christmas decoration drive for last summer’s flood victims. Collection boxes have been placed in several departments and buildings around campus. Please donate ornaments, lights, tinsel, window decorations, wrapping paper, bows, ribbon, wreaths, or any other decorations you wish. The boxes will be collected around Nov. 1 and items will be distributed to those in need by Thanksgiving. Staff Senate would like to thank you in advance for your support. If you do not have a collection box in your area or if you have further questions about the decoration drive, contact Cory Hilliard (Memorial Union) at 777-3938. – Staff Senate.


Museum Café Available For Holiday Gatherings

The North Dakota Museum of Art café is now booking Christmas and holiday gatherings. Departmental discounts are available for evening receptions. The café is also reserving high tea holiday parties for late afternoons. Lunch cards, five lunches for $25, are still available and make great stocking stuffers.

Call Liz at the Museum, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 777-4668. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


U2 Workshops Listed For Nov. 4-8

NOTE: visit us online for workshops happening today through late November. There is no charge to participate unless otherwise noted.

To register, contact the University Within the University (U2) office by any of the following ways: phone, 777-2128; fax, 777-2140; e-mail,; or online, When registering, please include your name, department, box number, phone number, e-mail address, event title, and event date.

Excel XP: Intermediate: Nov. 4, 6, and 8, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (nine hours total). Prerequisite: Excel Beginning. Work with templates, filter and sort data, import and export data, work with advanced formulas, analyze and share data. Please note: an optional manual will be available for purchase for $16, payable by cash, check, credit card or ID billing (for ID billing, please contact us in advance). Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

Access XP, Intermediate: Nov. 5, 6, and 7, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (nine hours total). Prerequisite: Access XP, Beginning. Manage databases and data, import and export data, control data entry. Use advanced tables, queries, forms and reports; make your data available on the web. Please note: an optional manual will be available for purchase for $16, payable by cash, check, credit card or ID billing (for ID billing, please contact us in advance). Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

PageCenter: Nov. 5, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. OR Nov. 7, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. PageCenter allows users to view, save, print, and retrieve electronic mainframe reports with their favorite web browser. Participants MUST have an active RACF (TSO/CICS) user ID and password and PageCenter security access to attend training. Presenter: Rose Keeley, ITSS.

NEW WORKSHOP, Your Rights as an Employee: Nov. 7, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. 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. Presenter: Desi Sporbert, Human Resources.

Better Safe Than Sorry: Nov. 7, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. This awareness workshop will cover those general safety issues that all employees should be familiar with regardless of their position. Topics will include fire safety, incident reporting, safe lifting, ergonomics, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, and reporting emergencies. Presenter: Jason Uhlir, Safety andEnvironmental Health.

-- Sarah Bloch, Program Assistant, University within the University.


Singers Invited To Perform With Master Chorale

To help celebrate their 20th anniversary year, the Master Chorale invites community members to join with them in performing Handel’s “Messiah” at St. Michael’s Church in Grand Forks on Sunday, Dec.15, at 7:30 p.m. No audition is necessary. Rehearsals begin Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kellie Burgess at, or at (701) 780-9731 after 6:30 p.m.


Grants and Research

Grant Recipients Listed

The office of research and program development would like to congratulate the following faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on grant awards received during August 2002: anthropology: Dennis Toom; Bureau of Educational Services and Applied Research: Edward Simanton; Center for Innovation: Bruce Gjovig; chemistry: Harmon Abrahamson, David Tilotta; civil engineering: Harvey Gullicks; counseling: H. David Whitcomb; EERC: Steven Benson, Donald Cox, Bruce Folkedahl, Jay Gunderson, Michael Holmes, Dee Kraft, Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb, Donald McCollor, Edwin Olson, Richard Schultz, Daniel Stepan, Michael Swanson, Jeffrey Thompson, Ronald Timpe ; electrical engineering: Richard Schultz; family medicine: William Mann; geology and geological engineering: Frank Beaver, Joseph Hartman; INMED: Eugene DeLorme; management: Steven Moser; neuroscience: Sharon Wilsnack; nursing-RAIN: Elizabeth Nichols; nutrition and dietetics: Janice Goodwin; outreach programs: Jennifer Raymond; pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics: Joseph Benoit, Manuchair Ebadi; physical therapy: Susan Offutt. – William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of 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

The University Philanthropy Equipment Grants Program supports higher education core/teaching laboratories to enhance teaching and education of students, and looks for opportunities to contribute to advancement in curricula and core teaching laboratories. Contact: 650-752-5000; Deadline: 11/29/2002.

New Cancer Research Fellowships–The Amgen, Inc. Fellowship in Clinical or Translational Cancer Research and Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Fellowship in Clinical Cancer Research provide $30,000/year. Candidates must be at the postdoctoral and clinical fellow level and must have been fellows for at least 2, but no more than 5, years prior to July 2003. Deadline: 11/29/02. Contact: Sheri Ozard; 215-440-9300 ext. 114;;

Established Researcher Award--The Foundation seeks to promote better understanding of acquired aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria in hopes of improving therapy for its victims. Support is available for investigators with established track records conducting research in aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Deadline: 11/30/02. Contact: Marilyn Baker; 800-747-2820;;

The LEF Foundation Prize for an African American or Native American Author provides a 2-month residency to a distinguished author of African American or Native American descent. Deadline: 11/30/02. Contact: 212-206-5660;;

Civic and Community Service Grants Program–AT&T is especially interested in projects that utilize technology to advance one or more of the following objectives: projects of organizations that provide direct health services to those in need; environmental projects or initiatives, particularly in the areas of technology, education, volunteerism, sustainability and clean water; U.S.-based national organizations that study broad public-policy issues related to governance, and social and economic conditions; and enhance effectiveness of the nonprofit sector, and support of organizations that work to engage more people more effectively in volunteer community service. Deadline: None. Contact: Secretary; 212-387-480;;

The Education Grants Program supports programs that focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning, concentrating on the role of technology in education and its capacity to connect students, teachers, classrooms, institutions and communities. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

Social Investments Program--Focus areas are: 1) projects that provide health and educational resources to the underserved population in the areas of breast and lung cancer; deep vein thrombosis; diabetes and osteoporosis; 2) Obesity in Children—support to educate children in grades K-12 about the risk of obesity and its link to diabetes; 3) Tolerance and Acceptance–Seed grants for educators to create community collaborations to promote systemic changes in grades K-12 to encourage acceptance and tolerance. The sponsor seeks to fund innovative programs that can be modeled throughout the country to teach acceptance of cultural differences, racial ethnicity, support inclusion and respect for all people. Deadline: None. Contact: 800-981-2491;,1003,EN-US-31226-50426—,FF.html.

Support for projects that impact children/families; have a film/video industry focus; support a particular sponsor business objective, i.e., employment; and that have clearly defined and measurable goals. Deadline: Requests are reviewed once a week. Contact: Office of Corporation Contributions; 1201 Elm Street ; Dallas, TX 75270; U.S.A.

BIF Travel Allowances are awarded to pre-and post-doctoral scientists of any nationality. Ph.D. students should not be older than 30 years and post-doctorate scientists should not be over 32 years at the time of application. Participation in conferences, symposia and workshops is not sponsored. Deadline: Applications submitted less than 6 weeks before departure will not be considered. Contact: Schlossmuhle Grabenstrasse; Telephone: 49 6132 89 85 0;;

Arts and Culture–Support for performance sponsorships and outreach programs and one-time grants to buy equipment, improve facilities, or enable special projects. Civic and Environment–Seed money (one-time grants) for new programs or projects that address community needs and priorities; and one-time grants to buy equipment, improve facilities, or enable special projects. Education–Emphasis on recruitment, research and policy initiatives aimed at improving quality of higher education and enlarging the pool of well-educated graduates; funding includes major grants; scholarships; and minority and women’s programs. For universities, funding will generally be considered for innovative proposals relating to: academic programs in engineering, business, technology, math, and selected science, e.g., physics; faculty preparation and development; collaborative academic programs; curriculum development; and laboratory equipment that directly supports learning and academic performance. Both cash and in-kind support is granted. Deadline: None. Contact: 206-544-0247;;

Basic/Core Area Health Education Centers–Funding to improve distribution, supply and quality of health personnel in the health services delivery system by encouraging regionalization of health professions schools. Deadline: 11/25/02. Contact: Louis D. Coccodrilli; 301-443-6950;;

Model State-Supported Area Health Education Centers–Support for development and operation of area health education centers to implement educational system incentives to attract and retain health care personnel in scarcity areas. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

Senior Research Fellowships–Support for research in traditional humanities disciplines. Eligible applicants are any member of the academic faculty of a university in the year immediately prior to regular or early retirement. Deadline: 11/30/02. Contact: Wayne O. McCready; 403-220-7238;;

Research and Development for Fuel Cells for Stationary and Automotive Applications--Support for cost-shared research and development of technologies that will enhance research and development in fuel cell technology. Deadline: 11/27/02. Contact: Nadine Kijak; 630-252-2508;;

Chemistry Program--Support for research to advance understanding of chemical materials and processes for use in future Army technology. Contact: 919-549-4375; Deadline: None.

Conference and Symposia Grants support conferences and symposia in special areas of science that bring experts together to discuss research or education findings. The Army encourages convening of international assemblies, alliances, and conferences in the U.S. Requests should be submitted a minimum of 6 months prior to the conference date. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

The Environmental Sciences Program supports fundamental research in the atmospheric and terrestrial sciences. Deadlines: None; Terrestrial science pre-proposals should be submitted in November of each fiscal year. Applicants whose pre-proposals are evaluated as having significant technical relevance and merit, will be requested to submit a complete proposal during the April-May time frame of each fiscal year. Contact: See above.

The Life Sciences Program provides support in biomolecular and cellular materials and processes; physiology, survivability, and performance; and microbiology and biodegradation. Contact: 919-549-4375; Deadline: None.

The Materials Science Program provides support to discover fundamental relationships that link chemical composition, microstructure, and processing history with resultant material properties and behavior. Deadline and Contact: See above.

The Mathematical and Computer Sciences Program supports research in the mathematical and computer sciences and their role in analysis and modeling issues that arise in military sciences, engineering and operations. Deadline and Contact: See above.

The Physics Program provides support to develop and exploit the physics knowledge base for the Army’s needs and capabilities. Deadline and Contact: See above.

The Mechanical Sciences Program supports fundamental investigations in the disciplines of fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, structures and dynamics, and combustion and propulsion sciences. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Research Instrumentation Grants are available to U.S. universities that are current holders of research grants or contracts, to purchase instrumentation in support of the research or to develop new research capabilities in
areas important to national defense. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Sensors and Electron Devices–Support for research on such topics as photonic devices and modules; novel optical processing algorithms and techniques; and sensor, actuators, and micro-mechanics. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Survivability/Lethality Analysis–Support for projects that focus on coupling phenomenology of ADP equipment as an HPM predictive tool; and RF digital models/simulations. Deadline andContact: See Above.

Weapons and Materials Research–Support for research in the following areas: materials and structures for missile defense; composite materials; advanced optics; advanced materials and material processing; electromagnetic technology; and weapon dynamics. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

Support for projects in: environment, providing educational and job training opportunities, empowering women to succeed and promoting diversity. Contact: 800-625-7935; Deadline: None.

Special Research Grants Program: Partnership for Pediatric Epilepsy Research–Support for novel, investigator-initiated studies which emphasize pediatric epilepsies. Applicants must hold a relevant advanced degree (M.D. and/or Ph.D.) and have completed all research training. Deadlines: 11/15/02 (Letter of Intent). Contact: 301-459-3700; grants@efa.orgq;

Support is provided in the following categories: education, medical, social services, religion and international. Deadline: None. Contact: Miss Rocio Suarez; 212-755-1890;

Fellowships at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem allow students and graduates of outstanding academic achievement from all parts of the world, including Israel, to pursue their master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Contact: Telephone: 011-02-588-2924; Deadline: 11/30/02.

Visiting and Associate Professorships provide support for full or associate professors to teach or conduct research for 2-4 months at the Hebrew University of Israel or the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology for 3-9 months. Contact: Renata Michaelis; 972-2-658-4723;; Deadline: 11/30/02.

Fred Grubel Fellowship--Ph.D. candidates in history, sociology, literature, or Jewish studies programs may apply for a summer internship program Interns participate in work on specific research topics related to LBI collections which can include archives, library, photo collection and the art collection. Deadline: Fall of the year prior to the summer internship. Contact: 212-744-6400;;

Planning Grants for Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases (RFA-AI-02-050). Deadlines: 11/15/02 (Letter of Intent); 1/15/03 (Application). Contact: Rona Hirschberg; 301-496-1884;;

Chronic Stress and Its Relationship to Drug Abuse and Addiction–Support for research on adaptive changes within the brain brought about by chronic stress or repeated stressors and their functional relevance to drug use, abuse, and addictive processes. Deadlines: 11/19/02 (Letter of Intent); 12/19/02 (Application). Contact: Nancy Pilotte; 301-443-6975;;

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG) provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research in order to improve overall quality of the research, to allow doctoral candidates to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings away from the home campus, and to provide opportunities for greater diversity in collecting and creativity in analyzing data than would otherwise be possible. Contact: 703-292-8480;; Deadline: 11/25/02.

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Postgraduate Research Program–Opportunities for recent recipients of graduate degrees to participate in research in advanced energy technologies and procedures. Awards have a duration of one year, and are renewable. Deadline: None. Contact: Kathy Ketner; 865-576-3426;;

Areas of interest for Latino Research Grants include, but are not limited to, Latino progress in the labor market; the social context of education; housing, social or political integration; internal mobility; enclave effects; and language outcomes. Research on Latino health, physical and delivery issues, is also welcome. Deadline: 11/29/02. Contact: B. Lindsay Lowell; 202-292-3300;;

Travel Grants-in-Aid provide $2,500 for U.S. and Canadian residents for graduate and postdoctoral research in the archival collections of Rockefeller family members and various philanthropic and educational institutions founded by family members. Deadline: 11/30/02. Contact: Camilla Harris; 914-366-6311;;

Ralph Brown Expedition Awards provide up to ú15,000 for multidisciplinary research associated with inland or coastal wetlands, rivers or the shallow (less than 200m) marine environment, including the study of coral reefs. The project should be of value to the host country and where possible to the local community. Applicants may be from any nation. Deadline: 11/22/02. Contact: Grants Co-Ordinator; Telephone: 020 7591 3073;;

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships and Weatherhead Fellowships–Residential support for humanities scholars who have a Ph.D. to engage in manuscript preparation on topics important to understanding humankind, including critical contemporary issues. Deadline: 11/15/02. Contact: 505-954-7201;;

International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship Program (IDRF)–Support to assist scholars with substantive knowledge about societies, cultures, economies, and/or polities in launching careers outside the U.S. Eligible applicants are full-time graduate students in the social sciences and humanities enrolled in doctoral programs in the U.S. Deadline: 11/12/02. Contact: 212-377-2700;;

Judicial Fellows Program--Fellowships in the field of judicial administration for professionals from diverse backgrounds, including law, the social and behavioral sciences, public and business administration, systems research and analysis, communications, and the humanities. Deadline: 11/11/02 (Online Applications Received; Mailed Applications Postmarked). Contact: 202-479-3415;

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Fellowships support research and writing projects for which the Museum’s archival and other resources are critical, or for which there is special justification to undertake the project in residence. Contact: Wendy Lower; 202-314-0378;; Deadline: 11/30/02.

Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowships for Archival Research and Joyce & Arthur Schechter Fellowships provide support for scholars with the Ph.D., advanced Ph.D. candidates (ABD), or those with equivalent terminal degree or professional status to undertake Holocaust research at the Museum’s facilities. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for scholars who have received the Ph.D. or equivalent degree within the past 10 years to spend an academic year in residence at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

International Institute Global Fellows Program–Postdoctoral Fellows will be drawn from any discipline, provided only that their work is relevant to the concerns of the Institute. Topics of particular interest are: new forms of governance and co-ordination, whether in governmental, non-governmental or private spheres; security concerns that transcent traditional interstate conflict; causes and consequences of globalization; transnational cultures and multiple identities (or resistance to these trends); and public health, the environment, and economic development. Deadline: 11/01/02. Contact: 310-825-4921;;

Support in the fields of education, health and human services, science, and the arts. The goal is to strengthen civil society and its institutions; work for a world that is environmentally self-sustaining; educate family members and others in the values and practices of philanthropy, community service, and stewardship; and to build a sense of community among ourselves and with the world we share. Deadline: None. Contact: 440-331-6350;;

Imagining America: Public Scholarship Grants–Support ($10,000) for projects by university-based artists and humanists working in collaboration with community partners with preference given to projects that reach across disciplines or encourage collaboration between or among universities and colleges. Contact: Hadass Sheffer; 609-452-7007 x-159;; Deadline: 11/12/02.

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


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