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VOLUME 41, NUMBER 9: October 24, 2003
James Mitchell receives new national award for mentors in science and medicine
events to note
President Emeritus Tom Clifford, Bob Eelkema will hold book signing Friday
Annual pre-med day is Saturday
Claremont Trio to perform in Museum concert series
Lotus Center hosts talk on understanding fear
Graduate committee will not meet Monday
Master Chorale performs “Music to Feed the Soul” Oct. 26
Conflict Resolution Center offers mediation seminar
Faculty and staff invited to special box lunch discussion
Flu shots offered on campus
Women’s Center begins “Dinner and Documentary” program
FlexComp open enrollment meetings set
Celebrate Halloween at Empire Arts Center
Webcast outlines the TEACH Act Oct. 30
Healthy UND Coalition meets Oct. 30
Please announce “Keep Going” program to students
Tami Carmichael to speak on Integrated Studies at English colloquium
Little Shop of Horrors opens Oct. 30
Symphony concert showcases Russian composers
Mini conference spotlights “Building on Strengths”
Special “On Teaching” session features student peer teachers
U2 workshops listed for Nov. 5-14
Staff Senate plans “Shop ’Til You Drop” bus trip
Applications accepted for Holiday Art & Craft Fair
Faculty award nominations accepted through Nov. 19
UND Flying Team defends regional flying team title
Newest special collection, Lloyd Nygard Papers, preserves flood control archives
2004 Founders Day honorees sought
Minnkota Recycling awarded contract
Your United Way donation makes a difference
FlexComp open enrollment set
Employees can subscribe to Sioux Illustrated magazine at discount
Studio One features firearm training, identity theft
Deadline extended for Forx Film Fest
Volunteers sought for genetic study of anorexia nervosa
Weight Watchers may meet on campus
Research, grant opportunities listed

James Mitchell receives new national award for mentors in science and medicine

James Mitchell, chair and professor of neuroscience, Fargo campus, has been named a McCann Scholar, the first national award to recognize outstanding mentors in science and medicine.

Mitchell, who is one of four recipients, is president of the Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI) of Fargo. He is a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor and holds the first chair endowed by a major gift to the medical school, The Lee A. Christoferson, M.D./NRI Chair in Neuroscience.

The Joy McCann Foundation awards $150,000 to each recipient in recognition of success as an educator and mentor in teaching, research or patient care.

A psychiatrist, Mitchell is an international expert in the diagnosis and treatment of bulimia and anorexia nervosa.

An outstanding teacher who has won more than 10 awards for teaching excellence and scholarship, Mitchell has lectured worldwide, written six books for publication, and has authored or co-authored more than 250 scientific papers during his career at UND.

He has served on editorial boards and published articles in numerous journals including the American Journal of Psychiatry, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the Journal of Addictive Behavior, Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

The first McCann Scholars were chosen from candidates nominated by a special panel of leading professionals in medicine, nursing and science. The McCann Scholars selection process is anonymous and confidential to assure candidates are selected on merit.

The $150,000 “no-strings-attached” award is given to the scholars to recognize the importance of their work.
Candidates must have demonstrated success as an educator and mentor in teaching, research and patient care; be a leader in their academic institution and/or their professional field, and have been recognized as a role model for excellence and professionalism.

The Joy McCann Foundation, a private family foundation, currently supports excellence in medical and nursing education, research and patient care; the role of the visual and performing arts in enhancing community life; academic achievement of student athletes, and educational programs that nurture individual achievement.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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President Emeritus Tom Clifford, Bob Eelkema will hold book signing Friday

Tom Clifford, UND president emeritus, and Robert Eelkema, professor emeritus of community medicine, will sign copies of their book, Good Medicine, at the UND Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Friday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Here’s how journalist Patrick McGuire, who co-wrote the book, describes it: Good Medicine is the gritty and often hilarious story of how Clifford organized a handful of public servants in the 1970s to beat the bean counters and political naysayers and save the School of Medicine from extinction.

It tells how Clifford used wit and outright guile as president to outflank numerous critics who argued in 1971 that the state couldn’t afford a four-year medical school at UND. In fact, many wanted to shut down the two-year medical school.

“I felt our kids should have the right to become doctors just like anybody else,” says Clifford. “I really believed we could build such a school. So did men like Wally Nelson and Wilbur Wright and John Vennes and Bobby Eelkema.”

Ultimately, Clifford and UND won approval of a four year degree-granting school that is today the nationally acclaimed School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The second part of the book profiles UND medical school grads including Monica Mayer, the part-German, part-Hidatsa practitioner in New Town on the Fort Berthold reservation; Mark Olson, a dedicated family practice physician in Williston; George Magnus Johnson, the former head of pediatrics at the medical school, now a faculty member in Fargo; and an unusual clinic in Hettinger, where doctors from a state-of-the-art hospital in a town of 1,500 drive 100 miles a day to satellite clinics to see patients.

Good Medicine ($27.95) can also be ordered at www.cliffelkpress.com.


Annual pre-med day is Saturday

Anyone interested in learning about the medical school application process is invited to attend the annual pre-med day Saturday, Oct. 25, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UNDSMHS).

The free, day-long event begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the Karl Christian Wold, M.D., Bio-Information Learning Resources Center, the south end of the school, at 501 N. Columbia Road in Grand Forks.

Speakers will introduce participants to the medical school, the admissions process, and the UND pre-med and medical school curricula. Panels of medical students will discuss what medical school is really like, and local physicians will talk about their lives as doctors. A mock interview session will offer an opportunity to preview the UND medical school admissions process. Students may attend any or all events during the day.

Organized by the SMHS Student Council and UND Undergraduate Medical Association, the event is intended for people who are considering applying, or have applied, to medical school and need more specific information on the admissions process. Pre-registration is requested but not required; call the student affairs and admissions office at 777-2840.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Claremont Trio to perform in Museum concert series

The Claremont Trio will perform the second installment in the Museum concert series at the North Dakota Museum of Art Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. The program will feature music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Viteslav Novak, and Felix Mendelssohn.

The Claremont Trio won the 2001 young concert artists international auditions and consequently made an acclaimed New York debut at the 92nd Street Y. The trio also debuted in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and in Washington, D.C., at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. They hold the Helen F. Whitaker Chamber Music Chair of Young Concert Artists.

The Claremont Trio traveled to Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia in 2002 as part of a cultural exchange co-sponsored by the U.S. State Department and Carnegie Hall. They participated in the 2000 and 2001 Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshops at Carnegie Hall, and were recently presented at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall as part of the Alexander Schneider Chamber Music Series.

Twin sisters, Emily and Julia Bruskin, formed The Claremont Trio with Donna Kwong in New Mexico in 1999 at the Taos School of Music.

Tickets for the concert series are available by subscription to the series, and will be available for single concerts at the door or in advance at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Non-member tickets are $70 for the season, $15 per concert at the door; member tickets are $60 for the season, $13 per concert at the door. Student and military tickets are $20 for the season, $5 per concert at the door. Help assure the survival of the concert series by becoming a concert series sponsor for an additional $50. Admission is free for children, middle school and under. Order your tickets today by sending a check or calling 777-4195.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive in Grand Forks. There is no general admission charge for viewing exhibitions, visiting the Museum Shop or the Museum Café.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.


Lotus Center hosts talk on understanding fear

The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., will host Patrick Anderson, a former Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition, from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. He will give a Halloween-inspired talk about understanding fear; questions and answers will follow his presentation, which is free and open to all. – Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center.


Graduate committee will not meet Monday

The graduate committee will not meet Monday, Oct. 27.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.


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.


Conflict Resolution Center offers mediation seminar

The Conflict Resolution Center will hold a basic mediation seminar Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 27-29, and Nov. 3-5, in the Rural Technology Center. The cost is $295 for students, staff, and faculty, a savings of $580 from the off-campus rate.
You will boost your resume with skills employers seek in any occupation; be eligible to be on the court roster for civil mediators in Minnesota and North Dakota; learn skills to be an effective leader, manager or employee; earn two graduate credits in counseling, CEUs, and 35 continuing legal education (credits + ethics); gain conflict management skills; and equip yourself with better conflict management tools for use in all areas of life.

Contact Gail at 777-3664 or e-mail us at conflict_resolution @und.nodak.edu.

– Conflict Resolution Center.


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: Gerald Gillmore of the University of Washington, and 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.


Flu shots offered on campus

Student Health Services will hold influenza immunization clinics in October, early to mid-November, and in December if needed.
Clinics in October will target persons at high risk for influenza-related complications, household contacts of the persons at high risk, household contacts of infants and toddlers from 6 to 23 months of age, health care workers, persons 50 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. Persons who are at high risk of influenza-related complications include those who have serious health problems such as asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS/other immune system deficiencies.

Tuesday, Oct. 28, high risk flu shots: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., student health promotion office, students only.

Tuesday, Nov. 4, general flu shots: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., student health promotion office, students only.

Wednesday, Nov. 5, general flu shots: 9 to 10:30 a.m., athletic office, 120 Hyslop Sports Center (north entrance), faculty and staff only; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 120 Hyslop, faculty, staff, and students; 2 to 4 p.m., student health promotion office, students only.

Thursday, Nov. 6, general flu shots: 6:30 to 9 a.m., Oak Room, Facilities, faculty and staff only.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, general flu shots: 7:45 to 9:30 a.m., 151 Odegard Hall, faculty, staff, and students; 10 a.m. to noon, 303 Twamley Hall, faculty, staff, and students; 1 to 3:30 p.m., 5520 Medical School, faculty, staff, and students.

Thursday, Nov. 13, general flu shots: 9 to 11 a.m., Prairie Room, EERC, faculty and staff, including nutrition lab personnel; 4:30 to 7 p.m., 55 Wilkerson Hall, faculty, staff, and students.

Depending upon supply and demand, there may be clinics later in November and during the annual craft fair at the Memorial Union Dec. 5. Watch for information later.

Spouses, dependents and the general public are not eligible for UND flu clinics; they should check with their health care provider or a public health resource for the vaccination.

The cost of the flu shot is $10 for students and $15 for employees. Students may pay by cash or charge to their university account. Employees may pay with cash or present health insurance cards. Insurance co-payments will be billed to your university account. For more information on the flu shot clinic schedule, please contact the student health promotions office at 777-2097.

– Jane Croecker, student health promotions.


Women’s Center begins “Dinner and Documentary” program

The Women’s Center invites you to a new monthly program – Dinner and Documentary. The event is an opportunity to watch a thought-provoking documentary while sharing a meal and your reflections on the film. The next documentary, “Bowling for Columbine,” will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. at the Women’s Center, 305 Hamline St. Come join us; food will be provided.

Our new monthly newsletter will introduce you to a source of information about the most current gender-relevant issues happening around the world, as well as the activities conducted by the Women’s Center. Please see the online edition at www.und.edu/dept/womenctr/eventscoming.htm.

Paper copies are posted at departmental announcement boards at the beginning of each month.

– Aliya Kuzhabekova, Women’s Center.


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 on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 9 to 10 a.m., or from 2 to 3 p.m. in Swanson 16/18, Memorial Union.

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.


Celebrate Halloween at Empire Arts Center

Celebrate “Halloween at DeMers,” a new event from Nine and Numb Entertainment and the Empire Arts Center which features something for all ages.

The fun starts Wednesday, Oct. 29, with a haunted house from 5 to 9 p.m. in the basement of the Empire Arts Center. The first two hours are geared to a younger audience, and the remaining half will be a little more frightening for an older audience. The haunted house will also be open Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the Haunted House are $3 and will be available at the door.

The fun will continue on Halloween night. After the haunted house closes, Nine and Numb will present an improv comedy show at 9:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Empire. Tickets for the comedy show are $5. The evening will finish with a showing of a cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which will play at midnight Halloween. Tickets are $5 for the movie.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Mark Landa, Empire Arts Center.


Webcast outlines the TEACH Act Oct. 30

“The TEACH Act and Distance Learning: Doing the Digital,” will be webcast Thursday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.

The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act was enacted in late 2002. It has changed the application of copyright law to digital materials used in the online learning environment, and generated many questions that highlight the need for implementation strategies to take advantage of the rights this act offers.
This live, interactive web presentation will give you direct access to some of the prominent experts in the TEACH Act arena. The webcast format allows you and your colleagues to view live presentations and join in discussions with the expert panel in a cohort experience on your campus. Viewers and participants will gain general knowledge about the TEACH Act and its implications, learn about opportunities and challenges, and be introduced to effective implementation approaches to put into practice at your campus.

Donna L. Ferullo, director of the copyright office at Purdue University, will begin the session with an overview of the TEACH Act and some of its implications for educators, librarians, and administrators. She will then moderate a panel of experts who will discuss practical approaches for implementing the various provisions of the Act and answer viewer questions.

Panelists are: Donna L. Ferullo, director, university copyright office, Purdue University; Peggy Hoon, scholarly communication librarian, North Carolina State University; Rodney Petersen, policy analyst and security task force coordinator, EDUCAUSE.

It is sponsored by the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies, Chester Fritz Library, and Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, in conjunction with the Association of Research Libraries and EDUCASE.

For more information call Jamie at the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies, 777-2737.


Healthy UND Coalition meets Oct. 30

The Healthy UND Coalition meeting for the fall semester is set for Thursday, Oct. 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. We will review the current status of the Wellness Center building project, and will discuss Healthy People 2010 and its application to our University. You will be asked to provide feedback on what you consider to be the major health issues for our students, faculty and staff. This meeting is open to all interested campus members. If you have any questions please contact Megan Rice at 777-4485. Thank you.

– Laurie Betting, wellness director.


Please announce “Keep Going” program to students

Monday through Thursday, Oct. 27-30, student academic services will hold the “Keep Going” program. Keep Going is an information session on the advisement and registration process for freshmen, transfers, and anyone who needs reminders on the registration process for spring.

Information will include an explanation of the advisement process, role of the advisor and student, general education requirements, usage of the catalog and time schedule, and a review of Web ALFI.

This event is being held at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl at the following times: Monday, Oct. 27, 10 to 11 a.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2 to 3 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 30, 1 to 2 p.m.
Please share this information with students when discussing spring registration. If you would like more details about the program, call 777-3910.

– Angie Carpenter, academic advisor, student academic services.


Tami Carmichael to speak on Integrated Studies at English colloquium

Tami Carmichael, director of humanities and integrated studies, will kick off the English department colloquium series with a talk on “Integrated Studies: Reinventing Undergraduate Education,” Thursday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. in 116 Merrifield Hall.

Carmichael earned her doctorate from the University of Georgia, and is an assistant professor in the English department. Along with teaching general education courses through integrated studies, she teaches an honors course called “The Coming Plague: Infectious Disease and Society.” Carmichael’s scholarship is in pedagogy as well as in early American literature; she is giving presentations this fall at other colleges on Catharine Maria Sedgwick and Benjamin Franklin. Her talk in the colloquium series is derived from the book she is currently writing about the concept of integrated studies.

Everyone is welcome to attend; refreshments will be served.

The next presentation in the series will be Thursday, Nov. 20, when David Marshall (English) will speak on “What Happens When a National Language Policy Fails: Balkan Examples.”

– Joyce Coleman, English.


Little Shop of Horrors opens Oct. 30

The theatre arts department opens its “A Little ‘Bit of Broadway in Your Own Backyard” season with Little Shop of Horrors, a musical comedy with book and lyrics by Hal Ashman and music by Alan Menken.

Originally an off-Broadway success as well as a hit movie, Little Shop of Horrors recently opened on Broadway. This popular musical revolves around a bloodthirsty plant, nurtured by an owner who is desperately trying to win over the girl he loves. Gaye Burgess (theatre arts) will direct.

Little Shop of Horrors will open at the Burtness Theatre on the UND campus Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, and will continue the following week, Nov. 6 through Nov. 8. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee performance for high schools Friday, Oct. 31, at noon.

For more information and reservations please call the Burtness Theatre box office at 777-2587. All tickets are $12, or $6 with a student I.D. Free reserved parking is available on campus near the Burtness Theatre.

– Theatre arts.


Symphony concert showcases Russian composers

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra presents “Russian Night,” a concert at the Empire Arts Center, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The concert features an all-Russian program including Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Stravinsky’s Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite. Performing with the orchestra will be Rogerio dos Santos, a Brazilian pianist currently completing graduate studies at the University.

He has recently performed in the United States, Russia, Chile, Cuba and Brazil. A graduate of the University of Sagrado Coracao in Bauru-Brazil, he is pursuing his master’s degree at the University under the direction of Sergio Gallo. Santos has won numerous prizes, including first prize at the music teachers national association piano competition in North Dakota and first prizes in the Artelivre national piano competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the Paulo Giovanini national piano competition in Aracatuba, Brazil. He was awarded third prize in the Claudio Arrau piano competition in Quilpue-Chile, and best interpreter of Latino-American music in the Amadeo Roldan Latino-American piano competition in Havana, Cuba.
The orchestra also begins a new policy with this concert by offering free tickets to children age 12 and under who attend the Sunday afternoon matinee. “Kids come free” was a suggestion of symphony musicians last year who hoped to make concert attendance more family-friendly. In addition to offering free admission to children 12 and under, youth-oriented information about the concert will be given to all children who attend.

The symphony has also set aside a limited number of complimentary tickets to Sunday’s matinee for Operation Enduring Friendship, a program that provides free tickets to the Saturday afternoon matinee for active duty personnel at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Operation Enduring Friendship tickets may be reserved by calling 777-3359 and may be picked up between 30 and 60 minutes before the concert at the Empire box office. Tickets ($12 to $17) are available at 777-4090.

– Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.


Mini conference spotlights “Building on Strengths”

Edward “Chip” Anderson will present a mini conference, “Building on Strengths,” Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 3 and 4, in the Memorial Union. His message is intended for faculty, staff, and students. Plan to attend one or more of the sessions listed below.
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; and 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.
For 33 years, Dr. Anderson served as an administrator and faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has provided consultation on increasing student persistence and academic achievement to more than 100 colleges and universities.
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/.

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

– Alice Hoffert, associate vice president for enrollment management.


Special “On Teaching” session features student peer teachers

A special afternoon session of the “On Teaching” discussion series will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the East Asia Room, fourth floor, Chester Fritz Library. Title of the session is “Truth: The Anti-Class - Breaking the Authoritative Paradigm.”

This highly interactive session will feature Gayle Baldwin (philosophy and religion) and a group of eight student peer teachers enacting the “radical pedagogy” they have designed and implemented in a new course called “Introduction to Religious Inquiry.”

Refreshments will be served. To let us know you’re coming, please call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by Monday, Nov. 3.

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


U2 workshops listed for Nov. 5-14

Below are U2 workshops for Nov. 5 through Nov. 14. Visit our web site for additional workshops in November. The winter U2 newsletter containing workshops for December through January will arrive soon.

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.

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.

Preventing Workplace Violence: Nov. 5, 1 to 3 p.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Workplace violence occurs all too often. Communication and training can help to prevent and deal with employee and/or client violence. This workshop will identify underlying causes of workplace violence, warning signs, methods for heading off serious situations, as well as planning for prevention. Presenters: Duane Czapiewski and Jason Uhlir.

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

Word XP, Intermediate: Nov. 10, 12, and 14, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II Hall. Create and modify a template; create styles; work with columns, sections, and advanced tables; add graphics; create mail merge documents, labels, and envelopes; manage documents.

Prevent Harassment, Promote Respect: (instructor led), Nov. 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 130 Ryan Hall.

Defensive Driving: Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Presenter: Greg Krause.

Purchasing Policies and Procedures: Nov. 14, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Find out who is responsible for the process of purchasing, obligations of process time, receiving acceptance, payment, product use, maintenance, insurance, and on to final disposal. Presenters: purchasing office.

– Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University Within the University


Staff Senate plans “Shop ‘Til You Drop” bus trip

In the mood for shopping? Then hop on a bus to the largest shopping complex in the U.S., the Mall of America. UND’s Staff Senate is, once again, planning a one day “Shop ‘Til You Drop” getaway for all UND staff, faculty and their family members. The bus will depart for the Mall of America at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, and return to UND late that evening. The cost is only $26 per person. Sign up at the Memorial Union main floor, Monday through Thursday, Oct. 27-30, 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 Tanya Northagen at 777-2724 with any questions.

– Tanya Northagen (vice president for student outreach services office), vice president/president elect, Staff Senate.


Applications accepted for Holiday Art & Craft Fair

Applications are being accepted for exhibitors in the 25th annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair. The show will be held Friday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Union Ballroom, and is sponsored by the University Craft Center and Memorial Union. Original hand-crafted work is eligible; students are encouraged to participate. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 7, or until spaces are filled. For an application form and further information, please call 777-3979. The form is also available online at www.union.und.edu.

– Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union.

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Faculty award nominations accepted through Nov. 19

The outstanding faculty awards committee is now accepting nominations for the following individual and departmental awards:

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

To nominate online, go to www.und.edu/awards/. Paper nomination forms are also available at various locations around campus. Criteria for all six awards are listed on the web site and the nomination forms.

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

– Libby Rankin, director, instructional development.


UND Flying Team defends regional flying team title

The UND Flying Team captured the overall team championship in the Region V National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) held in Grand Forks last weekend. UND soared in both ground and flight event scores, defeating the other three participating flying teams with an overall score of 289. St. Cloud State University placed second with a score of 133; the University of Dubuque placed third with a score of 130; and Minnesota State University-Mankato took fourth with a score of 102. The national NIFA competition will be held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. In May 2004.


Newest special collection, Lloyd Nygard Papers, preserves flood control archives

The Chester Fritz Library is now home to the Lloyd Nygard Papers, a new collection of materials pertinent to the history and development of the Souris River Loop in North Dakota.

Housed in the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, the collection preserves the flood control archives of former rural Minot rancher and farmer Lloyd Nygard. It includes published government documents, flow data, resolutions, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

The collection was acquired through the efforts of Gordon Iseminger (history), and the generosity of the Nygard family. Iseminger traveled to Minot to meet with Nygard to assure him and members of his family that the papers would be a valuable addition to special collections’ extensive manuscript collection of papers and records documenting the history of the state and the Red River Valley. Iseminger’s research assistant, Dan Butcher, helped special collections staff organize and process the large collection. Scholars and students in such fields as history, geology, hydrology, geography, and fish and wildlife management will find material in the papers to support their research.

Nygard was instrumental in preventing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from constructing a major flood control structure at Burlington, N.D., in the 1960s and in leading the effort that led to the alternative means of flood control that protects Minot and the Souris River Loop today.

Through intense public debate, congressional lobbying, and finally, economic boycott, the citizen group overcame strong government and community opposition to obtain most of its objectives: diking the river through Minot, raising Lake Darling, cooperation with Canada to build flood control dams north of the boundary, and the abandonment of the Burlington Dam proposal.

The Lloyd Nygard Papers are open to the public for research. An inventory of the contents may be found on the web at www.und.nodak.edu/dept/library/Collections/og1422.html.

– Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library.


2004 Founders Day honorees sought

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

Employees with 25 years of service and retiring faculty and staff employees will be honored at the banquet. 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 service 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:
a. name of the employee
b. position/faculty rank currently held
c. department or unit
d. initial appointment date
e. mailing address and e-mail address
f. dates of any breaks in service (please identify whether these breaks in service was compensated such as a developmental leave or a leave of absence without compensation)
g. 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.


Minnkota Recycling awarded contract

The University has signed an exclusive contract with MinnKota Recycling to conduct all outsourced shredding. The University was able to negotiate a reduced rate due to the volume of confidential records to be destroyed. Please discontinue the use of any other shredding vendors immediately and return any equipment you might have to them. If you use office shredders for your documents, you may continue to do so.

Also note that you must continue to follow documentation procedures prior to the disposal of any records. If you have completed the paperwork for the disposal of records, you can take advantage of this month’s free shredding. Records disposal request forms and instructions can be found at www.und.edu/dept/records (click on forms icon).

Sara Bolken, records manager, has left the University. Until her position has been filled, please contact the Office of General Counsel at 777-6345 (for University records) or Susan Carlson, records manager for School of Medicine and Health Sciences, to schedule your records disposal with MinnKota.

– Julie Evans, general counsel.


Your United Way donation makes a difference

Your United Way donation will make a great difference to someone in the greater Grand Forks community. Please be generous when you fill out your pledge form. Just a dollar or more a month than you gave last year will go a long way towards meeting our community needs. Please complete your pledge forms and turn them in by Friday, Oct. 31.

– Elizabeth Nichols, UND United Way Coordinator, Dean, College of Nursing.


FlexComp open enrollment set

The open enrollment period for the FlexComp program for the plan year of Jan. 1, 2004 through Dec. 31, 2004, is here. Enrollment agreements should be in the payroll office by Nov. 30, 2003, to allow for adequate processing time. No enrollment agreements will be accepted after Nov. 30. During this time all benefitted employees will have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll in this fringe benefit opportunity. This program helps employees pay for medical and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars instead of after-tax dollars.

If you misplaced your original enrollment form, mailed to you Oct. 21, you may pick one up at 314 Twamley Hall.

If you have any questions or need enrollment forms, call me.

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


Employees can subscribe to Sioux Illustrated magazine at discount

UND employees can now purchase Sioux Illustrated, the new bi-monthly magazine that covers athletics at a special rate of only $10 for a yearly subscription. To purchase this magazine, visit www.siouxillustrated.com; you must provide a UND mailing address.

– Stacey Whitlock, director of marketing, athletics.


Studio One features firearm training, identity theft

This week, Studio One will feature an interactive firearm training simulator which puts officers in high-risk situations where they are forced to make quick decisions. Officers are then evaluated on the judgments they made.

Identity theft, a growing problem, will also be discussed on the program.

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.


Deadline extended for Forx Film Fest

The submission deadline for the Forx Film Fest 2003 has been extended to Friday, Oct. 31, to accommodate several film makers in the area who asked for extra time to finish their projects.

The Forx Film Fest, now in its second year, is a film festival dedicated to low budget films and videos made in the Upper Midwest. Films and videos of all types and lengths are welcome; the only requirements are that the project be made in the region or by people from the region, with a budget of less than $100,000. Awards will be given in four categories: best student project, best documentary, best short subject (under 45 minutes) and best feature (45 minutes or longer). An audience favorite award will also be given.

For more information on Forx Film Fest 2003, contact Mark Landa at the Empire Arts Center, 746-5500, mlanda@prodigy.net.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Empire Arts Center.


Volunteers sought for genetic study of anorexia nervosa

Experts from around the world are working to help identify the genes that might predispose individuals to develop anorexia nervosa. The Neuroscience Research Institute in Fargo, which is composed of medical school faculty, is taking part in the research and seeking volunteers. They need families with at least two members who have or have had anorexia nervosa, and who would be willing to participate. The study involves the completion of interviews, questionnaires, and a blood draw. You do not need to travel; everything can be done where you live. Participants will be paid upon completion of the study.

If you have or have had anorexia nervosa and are interested in obtaining more information, please call Kathy Lancaster toll free at 1-877-299-3511, ext. 1810 or (701) 293-3056, ext. 2011. You can also send an e-mail to: klancaster @nrifargo.com.

If you know any families affected by anorexia nervosa who might qualify, please pass on this information.

– James Mitchell (professor and chair, neuroscience), principal investigator.


Weight Watchers may meet on campus

If you are interested in Weight Watchers noon meetings here on campus, please contact me at 777-4107 or lindak@cs.und.edu.

– Linda Kilichowski, computer science.

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Research, grant opportunities listed

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

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

Academic Grants support coursework beyond a bachelor’s degree, including master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Career Development Grants support women preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Eligible applicants have a bachelor’s degree and received their last degree on or before June 30, 1999. Deadline: 12/15/03. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, 319- 337-1716, ext. 60; foundation@aauw.org; http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/career_development.cfm

AFSP supports research on the clinical, biological, or psychosocial aspects of suicide. Disciplines supported include psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, and others. Pilot and Standard Research Grants are awarded without regard to academic rank or previous experience with suicide research. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are awarded for basic or clinical research training projects by investigators who received a Ph.D. degree within the preceding 3 years and have not had more than 3 years of fellowship support. Young Investigator Grants support researchers with an academic rank no higher than assistant professor. Distinguished Researcher awards support investigators with an academic rank of associate professor or higher who have an established record of research accomplishment in the area of suicide. Deadline: 12/15/03. Contact: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 212-363-3500 or 1-888-333-2377; inquiry@afsp.org; http://www.afsp.org/research/grants.htm.

Collaborative Research Grants support fundamental and applied research projects in diet, nutrition, and cancer. Studies relevant to modulatory effects of caloric restriction on metabolic processes related to cancer are encouraged. Deadline: 12/17/03. Contact: American Institute for Cancer Research, 202-328-7744; research@aicr.org; http://www.aicr.org/research.html.

Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD)–Support for innovative research with potential for challenging the discipline, stimulating new lines of research, and creating new networks of scientific collaboration. Contact: Roberta Spalter-Roth, 202-383-9005, ext. 317; spalter-roth@asanet.org; http://www.asanet.org/members/fad.html. Deadline: 12/15/03.

Research Foundation Grant Awards--Special consideration is given to researchers who have not previously received external funding for research. General Research Program grants support pilot studies, small projects, or development and testing of an instrument in the areas of infection control and applied epidemiology. STERIS Focused Research Program grants support studies to demonstrate and quantify the value, and improve the practice, of infection prevention and control and applied epidemiology in all health care delivery settings. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., 202-789-1890; http://www.apic.org/orgn/awards.cfm#RFGrants.


Senior Research Fellowships are awarded to retired scholars for advanced study and research in a broad range of subject areas. Disciplines supported include languages and literatures, philosophy, history, social sciences, arts, sciences, and professional studies. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: Wayne O. McCready, 403-220-7238; cih@ucalgary.ca; http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/Others/CIH/senior.html.

Neurological Indices of Long-Term Solvent Exposure in Workers--Support for projects using quantifiable techniques to assess long-term exposures to organic solvents, and objective diagnostic tools to assess chronic neurologic effects of long-term occupational solvent exposure. Contact: Michael Galvin, 404-498-2524; mtg3@cdc.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-04-001.html. Deadlines: 11/3/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/17/03 (Application).

New Century Scholars (NCS) Program--Support for accomplished scholars, professionals, and policy-makers to share their work and build collaboration within and across the issue communities for this year’s theme of “Toward Equality: The Global Empowerment of Women.” Deadline: 12/15/03. Contact: Micaela S. Iovine, 202-686-6253; miovine@cies.iie.org; http://www.cies.org/NCS/NCS_2003.htm#overview.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Basic and Physician Scientists support theoretical and experimental research relevant to cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention. Contact: Cancer Research Fund, 212-697-9550; fellowship@cancerresearchfund.org; http://www.drcrf.org/apFellowship.html. Deadlines: 12/15/03, 3/15/04.

Research Grants Program–Support for research pertaining to pharmaceutical and biotechnology product development, regulation, marketing, utilization, and surveillance. Contact: Research Grant, 215-442-6100; diafoundation@diahome.org; http://www.diahome.org/foundation/docs/programs/application_criteria.cfm. Deadline: 12/15/03.

Geriatric Training for Physicians, Dentists, Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals (HRSA-04-025)–Funding for fellowship or retraining programs for physicians, dentists, and behavioral and mental health professionals who teach or plan to teach geriatric medicine, geriatric dentistry, or geriatric behavioral and mental health. Learning components include clinical, research, administration, and teaching.

Contact: Kathleen Bond, 301-443-8681; kbond@hrsa.gov; http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/preview/guidancebhpr/hrsa04025.htm. Deadline: 12/15/03.

Short-Term Fellowships 2004–Support for international collaboration in interdisciplinary, basic research in the life sciences. Fields supported range from brain functions to biological functions at the molecular level. Preference is given to young investigators at an early stage of their careers. Contact: Bureaux Europe, Telephone: 33 3 88 21 51 34; fellow@hfsp.org; http://www.hfsp.org; http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_forms_STF.htm. Deadline: None.

Support for basic or clinical research related to Huntington’s Disease. Research Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral investigators in the early stages of their careers. Research Grants provide seed money for new or innovative research projects in the hope that they will develop sufficiently to attract funding from other sources. Deadline: 12/15/03. Contact: Research Grant Department, 212-242-1968; dlowen@hdsa.org; http://www.hdsa.org/grant/grant.pl?whatisgrant.

Visiting Research Fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities but preference is given to work concerning one of the following themes: The New Information Order, and Scotland in Europe, Europe in Scotland. Deadline: 12/1/03. Contact: Secretary, Telephone: 0131 650 4671; IASH@ed.ac.uk; http://www.ed.ac.uk/iash/visiting.fellowships.html.

ACS International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators support basic, translational or clinical research projects on cancer with preference given to projects into the preclinical, clinical, epidemiology, psycho-social, behavioural, health services, health policy and outcomes, and cancer control aspects of cancer. Eligible candidates should hold assistant professorships or similar positions and have 2-10 years postdoctoral experience. Translational Cancer Research Fellowships support projects to enhance translation of basic, experimental and applied research insights into their clinical applications in the form of new ideas, drugs and treatments amd of vaccines and other effective prevention or intervention strategies. Contact: Union Internationale Centre le Cancer, (Telephone) 4122 809 18 40; fellows@uicc.org; http://fellows.uicc.org/. Deadline: 12/1/03.

Fellowships for Visiting Professors allow full or associate professors to teach or conduct research at the Hebrew University of Israel or the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Graduate Student Fellowships support study at the Hebrew University or the Technion, in Israel. Deadline: 11/30/03. Contact: M. Mark Sopher, Telephone: 011-972-2-658-4723; LDFT@vms.huji.ac.il; http://ldft.huji.ac.il/upload/info/.

Prevention, Education, and Public Policy Grants--Funding for projects supporting one or more of the following objectives: to increase funding from public and private sectors to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic; to improve domestic and international policies to apply universal protections of human rights to issues concerning HIV/AIDS, and expand access to healthcare and treatment; to amplify global awareness of HIV/AIDS and facilitate broad-based change in attitudes to reduce stigma and change behavior; and to ensure access to accurate information; to develop leadership and build capacity of organizations that fight HIV/AIDS; as well as foster collaborations among those organizations and leaders. Deadlines: 12/15/2003, 8/15/2004 (Concept Letter); 2/1/2004, 9/1/2004 (Formal Proposal). Contact: Michael Standifer, 310-622-1050; michael@johnmlloyd.org; http://www.johnmlloyd.org/jml_guidelines.html.

Advanced E-Team Grants support development of a new product or venture from the idea stage to prototyping and preparation for commercialization. E-Teams should be multidisciplinary, involving students and advisors from technical, business, and humanities disciplines as well as industry and business development advisors and mentors. Course and Program Grants support development of new courses and programs in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship, or strengthening of existing programs. Deadlines: 12/15/03, 5/15/04. Contact: NCIIA, 413-587-2172; info@nciia.org; http://www.nciia.org/grants.html.

Visiting Fellows Program–Support for research at the International Forum for Democratic Studies (the Forum) in Washington, D.C. Deadline: None (Letter of Inquiry). Contact: Fellowship Programs, 202-293-0300; fellowships@ned.org; http://www.ned.org/forum/visiting_fellows.html.

Interventions to Improve Hypertension Control Rates in African Americans–Support for research projects to evaluate clinically feasible interventions to effect changes in medical care delivery leading to an increase in proportion of treated hypertensive African American patients whose blood pressure is controlled to specified levels. Deadlines: 12/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/20/04 (Application). Contact: Paula T. Einhorn, 301-435-0563; einhornp@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-007.html.

Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships in Genomics/ELSI Topics support training of scientists in multi-disciplinary skills to enable them to conduct research to accomplish objectives of the human genome and similar genomic projects. Deadlines: 12/5/03, 4/5/04, 8/5/04. Contact: Bettie J. Graham, 301-496-7531; bg30t@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-122.html.

Role of Innate Immunity in Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases–Support for innovative and multidisciplinary research to translate knowledge of innate immunity into an understanding of its role in the etiopathogenesis of autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Deadlines: 11/19/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/19/03 (Application). Contact: Elizabeth Gretz, 301-594-5032; gretze@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-04-003.html.

MARC Faculty Senior Fellowships support research training opportunities for faculty at minority and/or minority serving institutions to enhance their research skills. Deadlines: 12/5/03, 4/5/04. Contact: Adolphus P. Toliver, 301-594-3900; tolivera@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-145.html.
Protein Structure Initiative (Structural Genomics)—SBIR/STTR–Support for research on development of methodology and technology underpinning the field of structural genomics. Deadlines: 12/1/03, 4/1/04. Contact: Charles Edmonds, 301-594-4428; ce76y@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-117.html.

Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Program for NIGMS MARC Predoctoral Fellowships (F31)--Support for students from minority groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to seek graduate degrees. Deadlines: 12/5/03, 4/5/04. Contact: Adolphus P. Toliver, 301-594-3900; tolivera@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-114.html.

Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins SBIR/STTR Announcement–Support for research on the structures of membrane proteins at atomic resolution and to develop tools needed to solve the structures. Contact: Peter C. Preusch, 301-594-5938; preuschp@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-108.html. Deadlines: 12/1/03, 4/1/04, 8/1/04.

Clinical Trial Planning Grant–Support for clinical research to evaluate interventions to treat and prevent neurological disease. Deadline: 12/15/03. Contact: John R. Marler, 301-496-9135; jm137f@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-051.html.

Therapeutic Opportunities in Progressive Stages of Spinal Cord Injury–Support for research to elucidate mechanisms that underlie recovery induced by neuroprotection or repair strategies in animal models; define progressive changes in acute, subacute or chronic stages after SCI that influence cell survival, regeneration, sprouting and/or recovery of function; or target therapeutic strategies in animal models to clinically-relevant stages and types of SCI, based on known pathophysiological processes, anatomical or functional/clinical outcomes. Contact: Naomi Kleitman, 301-496-1447; nk85q@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-04-004.html. Deadlines: 11/24/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/23/03 (Application).

Research Fellowships Program (ED-GRANTS-102003-001)–Funding for research about the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Contact: Donna Nangle, 202-205-5880; donna.nangle@ed.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/pdf/03-26208.pdf. Deadline: 12/15/04.

Novel Approaches to Phenotyping Drug Abuse–Support for innovative studies to better describe, discriminate, and predict the complex nature and course of drug abuse in order to offer more precise phenotypic indicators for testing hypothesized underlying genetic and environmental risks for drug abuse. Contact: Kevin P. Conway, 301- 402-1817; kconway@nida.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-005.html. Deadlines: 12/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/22/04 (Application).

Basic Research in the Bladder and Lower Urinary Tract--Support for research focused on basic cellular, molecular, genetic and developmental mechanisms of normal and abnormal function of the bladder and lower urinary tract. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04. Contact: Chris Mullins, 301-594-7717; mullinsc@extra.niddk.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-136.html.

National Centers for Biomedical Computing–Support for all facets of biomedical computing, from basic research in computational science to providing tools and resources. It is anticipated that NCBC’s will play a major role in educating and training researchers to engage in biomedical computing. Contact: Greg Farber, 301- 435-0778; gf48a@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-04-001.html. Deadlines: 12/29/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/23/04 (Application).

Research on Mind-Body Interactions and Health–Support for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation toward understanding processes underlying mind-body interactions and health; or application of such basic knowledge into interventions and clinical practice in promotion of health and prevention or treatment of disease and disabilities. Deadlines: 11/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/17/03 (Application). Contact: Ronald P. Abeles, 301-496-7859; abeles@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-03-008.html.

Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers–Funding for integrative transdisciplinary research across the full spectrum of basic and applied research on tobacco use and control. Contact: Glen D. Morgan, 301-496-8585; gmorgan@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-04-012.html. Deadlines: 12/26/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/23/04 (Application).

Community-Based Habitat Restoration National and Regional Partnerships–Support for establishing innovative partnerships with NOAA’s Restoration Center (RC) at a national or regional level to further habitat restoration that benefit living marine resources. Contact: Robin J. Bruckner, 301-713-0174; Robin.Bruckner@noaa.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-16434.htm. Deadline: 12/5/03.

Hydrologic Research–Support for basic and applied research projects to improve scientific understanding of river forecasting in order to improve accuracy of forecasts and warnings of rivers and flash floods. Deadline: 12/19/03. Contact: George Smith, 301-713-0640, ext. 117; george.smith@noaa.gov; http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/DOC/NOAA/GMC/NWSHydroFY04/Grant.html.

Microbial Genome Sequencing Program (NSF 03-603)–Funding for research to support high-throughput sequencing of genomes of microorganisms (including viruses, bacteria, archaea, fungi, oomycetes,

and protists). Deadline: 12/15/03. Contact: Patrick P. Dennis, 703-292-8441; pdennis@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf03603.

Polar Ozone Depletion/UV Radiation Effects–Support for research on biological consequences of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, photobiology, UV optics, and physics in Antarctica. Deadline: 12/15/03. Contact: Vladimir Papitashvili, 703-292-8033; vpapita@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/geo/egch/gc_stratoz.html.

A variety of awards recognize excellence among American authors of fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry, honors the art of literary translation, and distinctive contributions of literary editors and publishers. Deadline: 12/16/03. Contact: Peter Meyer, 212-334-1660, ext. 108; peter@pen.org; http://www.pen.org/awards/albrand1.htm.

Support for wildlife conservation projects conducted by recognized charitable organizations and noted scientists throughout the world. Deadlines: 12/1/03, 3/1/04. Contact: SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, mailbox@swbgfund.org; http://www.swbg-conservationfund.org/projects.html.

Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships support research that contributes to a more thorough understanding of human sexuality in order to inform programmatic or community efforts and public policy regarding current social and health issues; develops interdisciplinary approaches, both theoretical and applied, in which researchers from different social science disciplines will participate; and proposes methodological innovation and diversity utilizing qualitative or quantitative research methods that generate new theories and test new methodology. Contact: Sexuality Research Fellowship Program, 212-377-2700,srfp@ssrc.org; http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/sexuality/. Deadline: 12/15/03.

Barley-Related Research Proposals–Funding for research on problems faced by producers in North Dakota. Deadline: 12/17/03. Contact: www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/sbare. Lori Capouch, 701-663-6501; lcapouch@ndarec.com.

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

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