41, NUMBER 10: October 31, 2003
Call for proposals for designation
as UND Center of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative
research VP candidate visits campus
will discuss climate change and North Dakota
department plans seminar
Symphony concert showcases
Graduate committee will not
UND hosts State Learning Centers
Mini conference spotlights “Building
Flu shots offered on campus
Visiting scholar presents “Issues Facing Modern
Special “On Teaching”
session features student peer teachers
practitioner institutes held in November
and Eat” program will focus on depression
listed for Nov. 6 University Senate meeting
concert set for Nov. 6
Oak Ridge scientist presents
“Bugs and Such”
NSF regional grants conference
takes place in Minneapolis
religion colloquium focuses on surrealism
award nominations accepted through Nov. 19
Founders Day honorees sought
group formed for students
procedures noted for compliance with N.D. open meetings law requirements
Applications accepted for Holiday Art & Craft
Survey determines interest in powering
campus with wind turbine
holiday hours listed for Chester Fritz Library, health sciences
library, Memorial Union
Employees are covered
by risk management fund
Employee VISA travel
Project request box number
changed at facilities
Please send used printer
cartridges for recycling
Studio One lists
“31 Days of Glory” raffle
tickets on sale
Staff Senate offers new 2003
sought for dissertation assistantships
grant opportunities listed
The campus visit by the team representing the Higher Learning
Commission of NCA ended at noon Wednesday, Oct. 22. The team will
recommend the continuing accreditation of the university for another
10 years, the maximum length of time possible.
I want to thank the many people on campus who worked to make the
visit successful. There were many who prepared materials for the
resource room. The staff and students of the enrollment management
office, as well as many staff members in Twamley Hall, especially
the president’s office and the provost’s office, helped
prepare the room and assisted with the many requests made by the
team. Coordinator of the resource room Lila Prigge and her assistant
Jennie Bulisco did a great job in collecting and organizing materials.
The staff of the College of Education and Human Development,
especially Audrey Pearson and Harriet Powers, supported me, scheduled
the interviews and meetings, and made arrangements, including
transportation. The staff of facilities and transportation were
very helpful. The deans and vice presidents helped facilitate
the process. The staff of Center for Instructional and Learning
Technologies provided laptop computers for the team and provided
technical support on a 24-hour basis while the team was here.
Thanks to the staff, faculty and students who attended the college
and the open meetings. The self-study report, the basis for the
campus visit, was prepared by the 21-member steering committee,
as well as five subcommittees, groups that worked very hard and
in a cooperative spirit. The self-study report was professionally
edited by Carla Hess and Annnalisa Bateson, who also provided
great support and advice to the steering committee. The staff
of university relations designed the very attractive covers for
the reports and managed the publication in a timely way. The provost
and the president provided the resources we needed to accomplish
the work and gave us helpful feedback and support. I fear I have
overlooked some who assisted, but I express my thanks to all.
This was an effort by a very large team and a great team it is!
-- Dan Rice, chair, HLC/NCA steering committee and dean, College
of Education and Human Development.
for proposals for designation as UND Center of Excellence in Research,
Scholarship, and Creative Activity
One of the aims of the University of North Dakota strategic plan
is to expand and strengthen the University’s commitment
to research and creative activity, both as a means of enriching
the learning environment and as a driver for economic development.
Among the strategies to achieve this end is the establishment
of UND Centers of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative
Activity. This is a call for proposals for designation as a UND
Center of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.
The “Center of Excellence” designation will serve
to identify exceptional and, in some cases, unique strengths of
the University of North Dakota. It is meant to identify specific,
focused areas of excellence either within broad traditional academic
disciplines and/or interdisciplinary/multi-disciplinary areas.
It is expected that such areas will ultimately be identified across
the entire spectrum of scholarly/creative work. “Center
of Excellence” designation will mark these areas for special
strategic consideration in budgeting and recruiting in order that
they may be sustained and enhanced.
The University Research Council has developed criteria for designation
as a UND Center for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative
Activity that have relevance to all of the institution’s
disciplines. The criteria are as follows:
1. A UND Center of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative
Activity must have national or international recognition and should
reflect a strength of the University of North Dakota.
2. A UND Center of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative
Activity must demonstrate a consistent record of extramural funding
or other significant indices of scholarship.
3. A UND Center of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative
Activity must have a developed strategic plan to meet its objectives.
4. A UND Center of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative
Activity must be able to demonstrate the potential for long-term
5. A UND Center of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative
Activity must have appropriate staff and infrastructure in place
to support its mission.
6. After meeting the above five criteria, the unit will be designated
as a UND Center of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative
Activity contingent on the unit being recognized as a Center by
the State Board of Higher Education.
Proposals for Centers of Excellence designation that do not yet
qualify under the criteria set forth here may lead to designation
as “Emerging Center of Excellence.” An Emerging Center
of Excellence may be eligible for possible future funding opportunities
designated to help the center achieve full “Center of Excellence”
designation. Criteria for emerging centers include:
1. Meet four of the six criteria for UND Centers of Excellence
in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity.
2. Clearly have a potential to achieve full status within three
3. Have (a) locational advantage(s) or other strategic advantages,
i.e., special alignment with Higher Education Roundtable goals,
the UND strategic plan, the Red River Valley Research Corridor,
or UND’s service or teaching/learning mission.
Submission deadlines for proposals for designation as a UND Center
of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
are Nov. 21, 2003 and March 12, 2004. There will be no deadline
in subsequent years and proposals will be welcome at any time.
Proposals should be addressed to the Office of the Vice President
for Research. All proposals should address criteria one through
five for UND Center of Excellence designation. Proposal length
is not specified but normally would not exceed three pages. All
proposals will be reviewed by the University Research Council.
The designation of Center of Excellence and Emerging Center of
Excellence will be made by the president upon the recommendation
of the vice president for research and the University Research
– Peter Alfonso, vice president for research.
research VP candidate visits campus
Gary Findley, of Louisiana State University at Monroe and a candidate
for the position of associate vice president for research, will
visit campus this week. All interested faculty are welcome to
meet him during an open forum at noon Friday, Oct. 31, in the
Edna Twamley Room, 404 Twamley Hall.
– William F. Sheridan (biology), chair, search committee.
will discuss climate change and North Dakota
Blair Henry, member, congressionally mandated U.S. National Assessment
on the Consequences of Climate Change (www.usgcrp.gov) and research
professor with UND’s Earth System Science Institute, will
present “Climate Change: North Dakota – the Problem
and North Dakota – the Solution,” Friday, Oct. 31,
from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Everyone
department plans seminar
The biology department will hold a seminar at noon Friday, Oct.
31, in 141 Starcher Hall. Vasyl Tkach (biology) will present “Molecular
Systematics of Platyhelminthes: New Insights into Evolution and
Life Histories of Parasitic Worms.”
– Biology department.
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.
Rogerio Lourenco dos Santos, a Brazilian pianist, 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,
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.
committee will not meet Monday
The graduate committee will not meet Monday, Nov. 3.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
hosts State Learning Centers Conference
The N.D. State Learning Centers Conference will be held Monday,
Nov. 3, in the Memorial Union. The keynote speaker is Dr. Chip
Anderson. The conference is designed to promote discussion and
explore innovative practices in learning/academic assistance programs
and services. Learning center and academic support professionals
from North Dakota colleges and universities, including tribal
colleges, will attend this one-day conference. For more information,
please contact Cheryl Saunders or Dianne Stam at the University
– Cheryl Saunders, director, University Learning Center.
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
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
– Alice Hoffert, associate vice president for enrollment
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. 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, 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
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.
scholar presents “Issues Facing Modern China”
“Issues Facing Modern China,” a lecture by visiting
scholar Andrew/Wang Guo An, will be presented Wednesday, Nov.
5, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 3, Gamble Hall. Andrew/Wang Guo An
directs both international programs and the international e-trade
training center at the Hangzhou University of Commerce, College
of Economics, in Hangzhou, China. He has published research in
China, Canada, the U.S., U.K., and South Korea.
The lecture is hosted by the International Business Club.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Eric Brown, International Business
“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
practitioner institutes held in November
Do you need legal, insurance or accounting (CPE) continuing education
hours? You’re invited to attend the North Dakota tax practitioners
institutes. Visit www.conted.und.edu/ndtax for more detailed information
and to register.
Dates are Nov. 5 and 6, Holiday Inn, Fargo; or Nov. 19 and 20,
Seven Seas Inn and Convention Center, Mandan.
You can attend the day most appropriate for you. Continuing Education
hours will be offered on a pro-rated basis.
Day one: featured speaker, Robert Province. Topics: individual
taxpayer issues, small business issues, entity current issues,
retirement, schedule C entity, employment taxes, ethics, elderly
taxation, trusts, IRS updates.
Day two: featured speaker, Neil Harl. Topics: recent rulings
and cases, new tax legislation, agricultural taxation issues.
Featured speakers: Linda Bata and Jon Jensen. Topics: basic estate
planning, civil and criminal penalties.
Fees are $179 for a two-day conference (includes luncheons),
or $99 for a one-day conference (includes luncheon). For Fargo
Institute registrations received after Oct. 29, add $20 to your
total fee. For Mandan Institute registrations received after Nov.
12, add $20 to your total fee.
Your registration fee includes instruction from national and
local tax experts, 2003 Federal Tax Workbook published by the
University of Illinois Tax School, “What’s New Supplement”
(e-mailed in January 2004), continuing education hours (CPEs,
CLEs and insurance CE hours), handout materials, continental breakfast(s),
luncheon(s), and refreshments.
How to register:
Go to www.conted.und.edu/ndtax to register online and see continuing
education hours. You may also print out a copy of the registration
form that is attached to begin your registration process. If you
are UND staff/faculty, please attach an ID billing form to your
registration and mail it to Box 9021. The conference is co-sponsored
by University of North Dakota Division of Continuing Education
and North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants.
If you have any questions, please contact conference services
Please pass this information on to any colleagues who may be
– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services, continuing
and Eat” program will focus on depression
The women’s center will hold a “Meet and Eat”
program Thursday, Nov. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at the International
Centre, 2908 University Ave. Shu-Fen Shih, outreach coordinator
and staff psychologist at the counseling center, will discuss
depression. She will describe what depression is, how it is different
from the blues, who suffers from it, how to recognize depression,
and treatment options. Lunch will be provided.
– Patty McIntyre, Women’s Center.
listed for Nov. 6 University Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4:05 p.m.
in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the
3. Question period.
4. Annual report of the University assessment committee, Kenneth
5. Annual report of the student policy committee, Geoff Vining,
6. Annual report of the general education requirements Committee,
David Pierce, chair.
7. Report from the curriculum committee, Doug Marshall, chair.
8. Recommendations on the intellectual property policy, Richard
– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University Senate.
concert set for Nov. 6
A Pro Musica concert will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
at First Presbyterian Church, 5555 South Washington St., Grand
Forks. A pre-concert lecture will be given at 6:30 p.m.
Christopher Anderson, organist and UND professor of music, will
give a solo recital, and will play works by Bach, Reger and Liszt.
Proceeds go to the organ fund to benefit the refurbishment of
the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at First Presbyterian. This organ
is the University’s teaching instrument and is the last
one built by the company. Other remarkable organs built by this
firm include those at National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. and
Riverside Church, New York City. It would cost over $1 million
to build such an organ today.
Pro Musica concerts feature artists who donate their time and
talents for the benefit of this unique and valuable instrument.
Tickets, $5 for students and $15 for general admission, are available
at the door. For more information, call 775-5545. – Lisa
Blackledge Anderson, music.
Night features India
Join us at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., at
7 p.m. Thursdays for International Night. Thursday, Nov. 6, will
feature India. Enjoy international cuisine, learn about different
cultures and make new friends.
– International Centre.
Ridge scientist presents LEEPS lecture
Lawrence Anovitz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present
the next LEEPS lectures. At noon Friday, Nov. 7, in 100 Leonard
Hall, he will discuss “Obsidian Hydration Dating: Old Problems
and New Approaches to Glass Corrosion.” At 3 p.m. in 109
Leonard Hall, he will consider “Experimental and Model Approaches
to Understanding ‘Water’ Diffusion in Glass,”
in 109 Leonard Hall.
The geology and geological engineering department 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 me.
– Dexter Perkins, geology and geological engineering, 777-2991.
and Such” invade Museum
Bugs own the air. Fish possess the lakes and streams. On Sunday,
Nov. 9, the two will come together at the North Dakota Museum
of Art in the exhibition, Bugs & Such. Four artists —
all women — will fill the galleries with specimens retrieved
from the fishing industry, bait suppliers, and companies that
market specimens. Jennifer Angus of Milwaukee builds a multi-room
house and wallpapers each room with bugs. Catherine Chalmers explores
the food chain with photography and screens videos of cockroach
murders. Carol Hepper fashions wall murals from fish skins, which
suggest schools of fish in motion. Colette Hosmer creates everyday
objects adorned with perfectly preserved fish and frogs. This
exhibition, a magnet for children, embraces the concerns of the
larger art world, of biologists, humanists, artists, philosophers
and ordinary people who like to look at art. It continues through
The exhibition will be installed the week of Nov. 3-8, and volunteers
are welcome to help during that time. The exhibition opening will
be Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. in the Museum galleries. Hours are
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. There
is no general admission charge for viewing exhibitions, visiting
the Museum Shop or the Museum Café.
This project is supported by a grant from the North Valley Arts
Council and the City of Grand Forks. We also received support
from the North Dakota Public Radio, High Plains Reader, KVLY-TV,
regional grants conference takes place in Minneapolis
The first NSF regional grants conference of FY 2004, hosted by
the University of Minnesota, will take place Monday and Tuesday,
Nov. 10-11, at the Radisson Hotel Metrodome in Minneapolis. An
optional pre-conference training workshop on the FastLane system
for researchers and administrators will be held Sunday, Nov. 9.
More than 20 NSF staff will be on hand to present workshops and
sessions on the following topics: NSF funding and directions,
proposal preparation, merit review process, cross-disciplinary
and special interest programs, break-out sessions (by program
directorate as well as grant and awards), and grant award and
For additional information regarding program content, contact
the policy office, Division of Grants and Agreements, at (703)
292-8243, or via e-mail at email@example.com, or view the complete
announcement at http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?dgargc2003.
For logistical information (including registration, lodging, etc.)
visit the University of Minnesota web site at: http://www.research.umn.edu/conferences/nsf/.
The Office of Research and Program Development will pay $500
each for up to 10 individuals to attend the conference. Awards
will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, and providing
equal representation to departments throughout campus with individuals
interested in attending the conference. Contact Shirley Griffin,
777-4278, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
-- William Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research and
and religion colloquium focuses on surrealism
“Metaphor, Image and Action: Walter Benjamin and Surrealism,”
a lecture in the philosophy and religion colloquium series, will
be presented by Raymond Spiteri (art), Thursday, Nov. 13, at 4
p.m. in 300 Merrifield Hall.
What does it mean to politicize aesthetics? Benjamin offers an
early answer to this question in his 1929 essay “Surrealism:
The Last Snapshot of the European Intelligentsia.” This
paper situates Benjamin’s essay in the context of debates
over the political position of surrealism to explore the political
function of visual and verbal images. According to Benjamin, the
image-space is opened when culture is stripped of its metaphoric
veils – an argument that prefigures his critique of aura
in “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.”
Whether this actually occurs in surrealism is arguable –
this was one theme in the debate over surrealism’s political
position that contributed to Benjamin’s interest in the
movement – but through an analysis of the use of photography
in Andre Breton’s Nadja (1928), which includes 44 photographic
illustrations, it is possible to demonstrate some characteristics
of this image-space. The sophisticated interplay between image
and text in the Nadja not only provides a vivid demonstration
of the role of the image in the culture of surrealism, but also
gives substance to Benjamin’s notion of an image-space.
– Jack Russell Weinstein, philosophy and religion.
Below are U2 workshops for Nov. 3-21. 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.
HTML: Nov. 3 and 5, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (5 hours
total), 361 Upson II Hall. Learn how to create a web page with
Hyper Text Markup Language, graphics and links. Presenter: Doris
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.
Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
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 final disposal. Presenter: purchasing office.
Prevent Harassment, Promote Respect (instructor led):
Nov. 17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 130 Ryan Hall.
Excel XP, Intermediate: Nov. 17, 19, and 21,
9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II Hall. Work with templates, filter
and sort data, import and export data, work with advanced formulas,
analyze and share data. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Developmental Advising - An Effective Advising Practice:
Nov. 17, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. What is
developmental advising and how can it be used effectively in the
academic advising process? Developmental advising will be defined
and examined as a philosophical framework for enhancing the connection
between advisor and student. Presenter: student academic services.
Challenging our Negative Thoughts, Learning to Reduce
our Triggers in Conflict: Nov. 19, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
211 Rural Technology Center. Fee: $15 (includes materials and
refreshments). Triggers are those stressors, irritations, and
nuisances that can cause conflict in your life. Typically, they
are the situations or frustrations that aggravate you, often to
the point where, despite your best efforts, you come out of your
homeostasis. Once we become aware of our triggers we can start
to lessen or eliminate them and manage our conflicts more effectively.
Presenter: Daniel Bjerknes.
– Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University Within
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
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.
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
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,
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
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, email@example.com,
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.
counseling group formed for students
The counseling center has formed a career counseling group to
help students make decisions about careers while gaining support
from peers. Meetings will be held at the University Counseling
Center in McCannel Hall (second floor) on Thursdays from 3 to
4:30 p.m. If students are interested, they can call the University
Counseling Center at 777-2127 and ask for Judy Cowger.
committees’ procedures noted for compliance with N.D. open
meetings law requirements
UND committee chairs or other representatives of committees need
to be aware of matters relating to North Dakota state open meetings
laws, and some need to know about actions required regarding open
The state law about open meetings requires chairs or representatives
of certain governing bodies and committees of the University to
report the name and address of the contact person for each committee.
Chairs or representatives of affected governing bodies are being
informed of those procedures directly through memos. The procedures
involve reporting to Office of University Relations the name,
department name and box number, e-mail address, and phone number
of the committee chair or another committee contact person.
The attorney for the North Dakota University System has informed
campuses of the following:
“Compliance with the open meetings law by campus entities
is made less burdensome by an optional notice provision that applies
to board of higher education groups. The law states that in lieu
of the notice requirements generally applicable to other public
entities (i.e., filing annual meeting schedule and sending meeting
agendas to the secretary of state and posting meeting notices
and agendas at main office and meeting location), campus entities
may simply file in the president’s office the name, address,
and telephone number of a person who may be contacted by anyone
interested in meeting information or requesting meeting notification
for a particular group. Faculty and student senates and committees
should take advantage of this provision.
(NOTE: It has been determined that at UND instead of filing information
in the president’s office the filing of such information
will be done IN THE OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS. Reminder notification
of such procedures is being sent to affected groups.)
– Jim Penwarden, Office of University Relations.
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.
determines interest in powering campus with wind turbine
A group of interested UND students and faculty, with assistance
from the Energy & Environmental Research Center, have created
a survey for the entire UND community (anyone with a valid NAID
number). It consists of 10 multiple-choice questions surrounding
energy choices and environmental topics. To encourage participation,
two $25 gift-certificates from Scheel’s Sporting Goods will
be randomly awarded at the end of the study. Everyone is encouraged
The goal of the survey is to measure the interest and willingness
of the UND community to support a project that would provide a
portion of UND’s electricity from a large utility-scale
wind turbine. Kevin Harrison, a doctoral student pursuing a degree
in engineering, is conducting the survey. He is currently working
at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind
Technology Center located south of Boulder, Colo. His contact
information can be found on the survey web pages.
You may find the survey at http://www.undeerc.org/energysurvey.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Kevin Harrison.
Day holiday hours listed
Veteran’s Day is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives,
Tuesday, Nov. 11, will be observed as Veteran’s Day by faculty
and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated
by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.
– John Ettling, vice president for academic affairs and
provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human resources.
Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for Veteran’s Day at the Chester Fritz
Library are: Monday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov.
11 (Veteran’s Day), 1 p.m. to midnight.
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
Health sciences library:
Holiday hours for the Library of the Health Sciences are: Tuesday,
Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to midnight.
– April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.
The Memorial Union Veteran’s Day holiday schedule for Nov.
10 and 11 is: administrative office: Monday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, closed; barber shop: Monday, Nov.
10, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, closed; computer
labs: Monday, Nov. 10, 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11,
noon to 5 p.m.; craft center: Monday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Tuesday, Nov. 11, closed; credit union: Monday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, closed; dining center: Monday, Nov.
10, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, closed; food court: Monday,
Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 11, closed; Internet
café and pub area: Monday, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, Nov. 11, noon to 11 p.m.; lifetime sports center: Monday,
Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, noon to 11 p.m.;
parking office: Monday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday,
Nov. 11, closed; passport I.D.s: Monday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, closed; post office: Monday, Nov. 10,
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, closed; stomping grounds:
Monday, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, noon to 10
p.m.; student academic services: Monday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, closed; U-turn C-store: Monday, Nov. 10,
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, closed; union services:
Monday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, noon to 9
p.m.; University learning center: Monday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, closed; building hours: Monday, Nov. 10,
7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, noon to 11 p.m.
–Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.
are covered by risk management fund
The University and its employees are protected by the risk management
fund for negligent acts or omissions of employees, within the
scope of their employment, that result in damage to personal property,
injury or death. Employees are covered by this policy while accompanying
students on field trips.
In addition to this coverage, the University purchases a travel
accident policy, funded by the vice president for finance and
operations, for students participating in University-sponsored
field trips. This policy provides the following insurance coverage
1. Accident medical expense, maximum benefit of $1,000 per person,
2. Accidental death and dismemberment, principal sum of $10,000.
This policy provides coverage for any accident that is not caused
by actions of the University of North Dakota or its employees.
Example: A student falls and breaks a leg while on a field trip
The travel accident coverage is only provided to those students
whose department has submitted a student field trip report prior
to the date of the field trip. All departments are strongly encouraged
to provide this coverage for their students. The student field
trip form may be found at www.safety.und.edu, and submitted to
safety and environmental health (Box 9031). Please dispose of
all old student field trip forms.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this insurance
coverage, please call me.
– Jason Uhlir, director of environmental health and safety,
VISA travel card available
The University reached an agreement with Elan to provide a VISA
travel card to those benefitted employees incurring business-related
travel expenses. This is a replacement for our American Express
The VISA travel card:
• is issued in the name of the employee.
• is an individual liability card (employee is liable for
• includes travel accident insurance.
• is a VISA card, which is more widely accepted.
• can only be used for business-related travel expenses;
may not be used for personal charges.
The VISA travel card may be used to pay for:
• employee airline tickets purchased through the airline
web site or through non-local travel agencies; a separate direct-billing
process is in place to make purchases through local travel agencies.
Employee airline tickets purchased through local travel agencies
or on the VISA travel card will be direct-billed to UND.
• conference registration fees.
• hotel reservations and mandatory hotel deposits.
• car rentals/fuel.
• meal expenses.
• other business-related incidentals.
To apply for a VISA travel card, please complete an application
form and agreement, available on the accounting services web site
(www.und.edu/depts/accounts) and forward to Bonnie, accounting
services, Box 8356. For additional information on travel policies
and reimbursement mechanisms, please refer to the accounting services
web site. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie at
– Lisa Heher, cash and investments manager.
request box number changed at facilities
The box number for project requests has recently changed to facilities,
Box 9032. In last year’s directory, the box number for projects
is listed as Box 7107; restructuring at facilities has necessitated
the change. Please send project requests to Box 9032 to expedite
– Facilities department.
send used printer cartridges for recycling
The laser and inkjet printer cartridge recycling program has
really taken off. Thanks to everyone’s participation we
have recycled 491 cartridges so far. Keep sending your used cartridges
to facilities, Box 9032. Need more information? Call me at 777-4878.
Once is not enough. . . . recycle!
– Janice Troitte, recycling coordinator.
One lists features
The Surgeon General is introducing a new program to help consumers
choose their medicine. Find out about the program on this week’s
edition of Studio One. The Be MedWise campaign gives consumers
a list of possible questions to ask their pharmacist when purchasing
Also, school counselor and author Connie Messina will discuss
emotional intelligence (EQ). EQ is learning, understanding and
managing one’s emotions. It also includes implementing effective
relationship skills and conflict resolution.
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.
Days of Glory” raffle tickets on sale
The Staff Senate is selling raffle tickets for “31 Days
of Glory” for $20 each. Winning tickets are drawn for each
of the 31 days in December. Drawings are held daily with cash
prizes awarded as follows: $100 (Monday - Saturday) and $500 (Sunday).
If your name is drawn it will be put back in, so you can win more
than once. Proceeds go to the Staff Senate scholarship fund to
support staff and their children. If you are interested in purchasing
a ticket, contact any UND staff senator; a list is located online
at www.und.edu/org/undss/. Good luck!
– Beth Kasprick (dean of students office), Staff Senate.
Senate offers new 2003 cookbooks
The Staff Senate’s new cookbook, “Mixing It Up With
UND Spirit” 2003 edition, will be available for the holidays.
The cookbook raises funds for scholarships and other Staff Senate
The cookbooks are composed of a hardback, three-ring binder (7"
x 9"), with over 700 recipes collected from faculty, staff,
and students. Cost is $15.
To order or reserve your copy, please fill out the coupon that
was sent out through intracampus mail and return with your payment
by Nov. 15 to Joneen Iverson, education and human development,
Box 7189. Extra forms are available on the Staff Senate web site
Thank you for your support.
– Beth Kasprick (dean of students office), Staff Senate.
Mary Louise Lindquist, professor emeritus of special education,
died Oct. 23 in the Good Samaritan Center, Park River, N.D. She
Mary Louise Lindquist was born May 30, 1925, in South Saint Paul
to Henry and Hulda (Brocker) Lindquist. She graduated from South
Saint Paul High School in 1942 as valedictorian. She attended
Augsburg College and graduated from Minot State College with a
bachelor of science degree in 1962, then earned master’s
and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin in 1966
She worked as an elementary school teacher in North Dakota for
six years, served as a missionary in Japan for five years, and
worked as a school psychologist in Madison, Wis., public schools
while earning her graduate degrees. She joined the UND faculty
in 1969 as an assistant professor of educational psychology in
the New School of Behavioral Studies in Education (now College
of Education and Human Development).
During her tenure at the University, she traveled across North
Dakota to provide training for those who teach special education
and students with special learning disabilities. Founder of the
learning disabilities program at UND, she directed the program
for many years. She also worked with the Future Indian Teachers
Program. She retired in 1995.
She is survived by a sister, Margaret Mundfrom, Osceola, Wis.,
and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by
her parents and two brothers.
-- Jan Orvik, editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald.
sought for dissertation assistantships
ND EPSCoR’s doctoral dissertation assistantships applicant
call is open and available online at http://www.ndepscor.nodak.edu/rfps/index.htm
The program is designed to increase the number of doctoral degrees
awarded in North Dakota in the science, engineering, and mathematics
disciplines, and to increase the number of competitive proposals
funded by the National Science Foundation.
Applications must be made by advisors, on behalf of students,
with endorsement from the department. Successful applicants will
have research programs that are eligible for funding from the
science, engineering, and mathematics research directorates at
the National Science Foundation. The faculty advisor is required
to submit a proposal to one of the research directorates at the
National Science Foundation during the term of the assistantship.
Students whose dissertation topics are in areas eligible for
funding from the science, engineering and mathematics research
directorates in the National Science Foundation and who have been
advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. by the graduate dean at the
time of application are eligible.
Applications are due at noon Tuesday, Nov. 25.
– David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, Fargo.
grant opportunities listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Impacts of Manufactured Nanomaterials on Human Health and the
Environment–Support for research focused on potential toxicity
of and exposure to manufactured (purposefully made) nanomaterials,
especially research related to: toxicology of manufactured nanomaterials;
fate, transport, and transformation of manufactured nanomaterials;
and human exposure and bioavailability. Deadline: 12/11/03. Contact:
Barbara Karn, 202-564-6824; email@example.com; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2003_nano.html.
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
Title III: Categorical Grant Program to Provide Outpatient Early
Intervention Services with Respect to HIV Disease (EISEGA)--Support
for organizations serving communities of color that are highly
affected by HIV/AIDS in an effort to improve care, and reduce
disparities in health outcomes. Deadline: 12/22/03. Contact: Wayne
Sauseda, 301-443-0493; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/preview/hivaids.htm#hrsa04043.Title
III Early Intervention Services Program, Existing Geographic Areas
(EISEGA)–Funding on an ongoing outpatient basis, for high-quality,
culturally competent, early intervention services and primary
care to individuals with HIV infection. Contact: HRSA, 301-443-0493;
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Small Animal Imaging Resource Program–Support for: shared
imaging research resources to be used by cancer investigators;
research related to small animal imaging technology; and training
of professional and technical support personnel interested in
the science and techniques of small animal imaging. Contact: Barbara
Y. Croft, 301-496-9531; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-04-011.html.
Deadlines: 11/18/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/18/03 (Application).
Small Grants Program for Behavioral Research in Cancer Control–Short-term
awards to support pilot projects, development and testing of new
methodologies, secondary data analyses, or innovative studies
that provide a basis for more extended research. Deadline: 12/22/03.
Contact: Veronica Chollette, 301-435-2837; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-037.html.
Small Grants Program for Cancer Epidemiology–Short-term
awards for research related to cancer epidemiology with a primary
focus on etiologic cancer research (i.e., pilot projects, testing
of new techniques, or development of innovative projects that
could provide a basis for more extended research). Contact: Virginia
Hartmuller, 301-594-3402; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-010.html.
Deadlines: 12/22/03, 4/20/04, 8/20/04.
NATIONAL CENTER ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES
Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals
from Disadvantaged Backgrounds–Repayment of educational
loan debt up to $35,000 annually for qualified health professionals
from disadvantaged backgrounds conducting clinical research for
domestic non-profit or government entities; up to 39% of the federal
tax liability resulting from loan repayments; and possibly reimbursement
for state and local tax liabilities. Deadline: 12/31/03. Contact:
866-849-4047; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.lrp.nih.gov; or Kenya McRae,
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY (NGS)
Conservation Trust Grants support projects that contribute significantly
to preservation and sustainable use of the Earth’s biological,
cultural, and historical resources, especially cutting edge programs
that might be overlooked by other agencies due to inherent risks
associated with new investigators/fields. Applicants do not need
to have advanced degrees. Contact: National Geographic Society,
202-857-7439; email@example.com; http://www.nationalgeographic.com/research/grant/rg2.html.
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
Development of a Publicly Available Resource to Facilitate the
International Haplotype Map (HapMap) Project and Other Studies
on Genetic Variation–Funding to generate data about haplotype
variation in populations whose ancestors come from various parts
of the world. Deadline: None. Contact: Jean McEwen, firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND
SKIN DISEASES (NIAMS)
High Risk Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases--Support
for experienced and established investigators in rheumatic or
musculoskeletal or skin diseases to test feasibility of a novel
idea, resource or technology which represents a clear and distinctly
different approach from his/her current and previous (past 5 years)
research. Experienced investigators with no previous work in rheumatic
or musculoskeletal or skin diseases are also encouraged to apply.
Deadlines: 11/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/16/03 (Application).
Contact: Alan N.Moshell, 301-594-5017; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-04-002.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Infrastructure for Data Sharing and Archiving–Support to
establish capability to make large-scale, complex datasets available
to the population research community for secondary research analysis.
Contact: Jeffery Evans, 301-496-1176; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-03-032.html.
Deadlines: 12/15/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/15/04 (Application).
Nutrition and the Development, Treatment, and Prevention of HIV
Disease in Women, Infants, and Children--Support for preclinical,
clinical, biomedical and/or behavioral research on: nutritional
factors and HIV transmission; nutritional requirements for optimal
growth, development, and maintenance of health; impact of HIV
infection on breastfeeding; interactions between antiretroviral
therapies, diet, nutrition and health; nutritional assessment
methodologies; and specific functional biomarkers of outcome related
to the nutrition/HIV relationship. Contact: Jack Moye, Jr., 301-496-7350;
Deadlines: 1/2/04, 5/1/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
Administrative Supplements for Functional Studies Based on Results
Obtained in the Protein Structure Initiative–Additional
funding for current grant holders to conduct projects focusing
on a protein of unassigned function. Deadline: None. Contact:
Charles Edmonds, 301-594-4428; email@example.com; http://www.nigms.nih.gov/funding/psi_supplements.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Mental Health Dissertation Research Grants to Increase Diversity
in the Mental Health Research Arena–Support for doctoral
candidates from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical
and behavioral science to pursue research careers in any area
relevant to the research mission of the NIMH. Contact: Michael
A. Sesma, 301-443-2847; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-03-008.html.
Deadlines: 12/22/03, 4/22/04, 8/22/03.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
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,
or recovery of function; and target therapeutic strategies in animal
models to clinically relevant stages and types of SCI, based on
known pathophysiological processes, anatomical or functional or
clinical outcomes. Deadlines: 11/24/03 (Letter of Intent); 12/23/03
(Application). Contact: Naomi Kleitman, 301-496-1447; email@example.com;
Therapeutic Opportunities in Progressive Stages of Spinal Cord
Injury--Support for research to elucidate mechanisms that underlie
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
Rapid Response to College Drinking Problems–Rapid funding
for timely research on interventions to prevent or reduce alcohol-related
problems among college students. Deadline: 12/15/04. Contact:
Peggy Murray, 301-443-2594; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Basic Research in the Bladder and Lower Urinary Tract–Support
for research focused on basic cellular, molecular, genetic and
developmental mechanisms of the normal and abnormal function of
the bladder and lower urinary tract. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04,
10/1/04. Contact: Chris Mullins, 301-594-7717; email@example.com
Innovative Toxicology Models: SBIR/STTR–Support to develop,
standardize, and validate new and innovative assays to determine
or predict specific organ toxicities (e.g., hematotoxicity, cardiotoxicity,
gastrointestinal toxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity,
bladder toxicity, neurotoxicity, pulmonary toxicity, and endocrine
toxicity, including pancreatic beta cell toxicity) and new methodology
for high-throughput toxicity screening that involves use of molecular
endpoints, computer modeling, proteomics, and genomics. Contact:
Adaline C. Smith, 301-496-8777; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-075.html.
National Cooperative Drug Discovery Groups for the Treatment
of Mood Disorders or Nicotine Addiction--Support to establish
long-term partnerships between the NIH, academia, and industry
to advance development and testing of new, rationally based mechanism
of action medications and treatments for mental disorders and
nicotine addiction. Deadlines: 1/15/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/12/04
(Application). Contact: Linda Brady, 301-443-5288; email@example.com;
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
2004 Alan T. Waterman Awards support scientific research or advanced
study in the mathematical, physical, medical, biological, engineering,
social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient’s
choice. Candidates must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents,
and 35 years of age or younger or not more than 7 years beyond
receipt of the Ph.D. degree by December 31 of the year in which
they are nominated. Deadline: 12/31/03. Contact: Susan E. Fannoney,
703-292-8096; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/waterman/waterman.htm.
East Asia Summer Institutes (EASI) for U.S. Graduate Students
(NSF 03-608)–Support for U.S. graduate students in science
and engineering to conduct research in Australia, China, Japan,
Korea, or Taiwan. Contact: EASI Program Manager, 703-292-8704;
Supplemental Funding for American Workforce and Research and
Education--Support for current recipients of NSF award s to develop
research and educational ties in East Asia. Contact: Larry Weber,
703-292-8704; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/int/eap/#special.
OLIN (SPENCER T. AND ANN W.) FOUNDATION
Support for programs in the areas of higher education, medical
education and research, health services and facilities, and environmental
conservation. Deadline: None (Letter of Inquiry). Contact: Warren
M. Shapleigh, 314-727-6202.
OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE
Criminal Justice Initiative: The Gideon Project, The After Prison
Initiative–Support to promote fair and equal treatment in
the U.S. criminal justice system and help break the cycle of imprisonment.
Deadline: None. Contact: Guideon Project: Amanda Margulies, 212-548-0380;
firstname.lastname@example.org; After Prison Initiative: Jessie Owen,
212-548-4666; email@example.com; or http://www.soros.org/crime/CJI-Guidelines.htm.
PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS
Environment Program–Support in the following areas: Conservation
of Living Marine Resources, Global Warming and Climate Change,
and Old-Growth Forests and Wilderness Protection. Deadline: None.
Contact: Joshua S. Reichert, 215-575-9050; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Health & Human Services: National Program–Support in
the following areas: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Food and Biotechnology,
Bioethics, Children in Foster Care, and Biomedical Research and
Training. Deadline: None. Contact: Maureen K. Byrnes, 215-575-9050;
Public Policy Grants–Areas of interest are: Improving Elections,
Civic Engagement, and Government Performance. Deadline: None.
Contact: Pew Charitable Trusts, 215-575-9050; email@example.com;
None. Contact: Public Welfare Foundation, 202-965-1800; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Reproductive Biomedicine Fellowships support advanced study in
the physiology and biochemistry of reproduction. Deadline: None.
Contact: Fellowship Secretary, 212-327-8731; email@example.com;
PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION
Support to organizations that provide direct services to disadvantaged
populations and work for improvements in the delivery of services
that meet basic human needs. Areas of interest are: Community
Economic Development and Participation, Criminal Justice, Disadvantaged
Elderly, Disadvantaged Youth, Environment, Health, Human Rights
and Global Security, and Population and Reproductive Health. Deadline:
Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship in Education Policy–Support
for new scholars in education policy to participate in interdisciplinary,
collaborative research at Rand Headquarters in Santa Monica, CA,
or Philadelphia, PA. Fellows must have completed a Ph.D. in a
discipline such as education, psychology, sociology, anthropology,
political science, economics, or statistics within the last 5
years. Fellows interested in international educational policy
are encouraged to apply. Deadline: 2/1/04. Contact: Gretchen Thompson,
Special Opportunities in Science Awards--Support for projects,
especially those that are novel, that enhance science research
or bear on the infrastructure of science. Deadline: None. Contact:
Science Advancement Program, 520-571-1111; firstname.lastname@example.org;
ROCKEFELLER BROTHERS FUND, INC.
Support for efforts to expand knowledge, clarify values and critical
choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy.
The goal is to develop leaders, strengthen institutions, engage
citizens, build community, and foster partnerships that include
government, business, and civil society. Areas of interest are:
Democratic Practice; Sustainable Development; Peace and Security;
and Human Advancement. Deadline: None (Letter of Inquiry). Contact:
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc., 212-812-4200; email@example.com; http://www.rbf.org.
ROSS (DOROTHEA HAUS) FOUNDATION
Support to advance the moral, mental, and physical well being
of children (birth to age 18) in all parts of the world. Deadline:
Open. Contact: Wayne S. Cook, 585-473-6006; firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAGE (RUSSELL) FOUNDATION
Small Grants Program in Behavioral Economics–Support for
research, in any discipline, on any economic topic. Interdisciplinary
efforts are welcome. Applicants must be advanced doctoral students
or junior (non-tenured) faculty members who have been out of graduate
school for two or fewer years. Project Awards support basic social
science research (primarily for analyzing data and writing up
results, but also for data acquisition). Current areas of interest
are: The Future of Work, Immigration, Cultural Contact, 2000 Census,
Trust, Behavioral Economics Roundtable, Social Inequality, Literacy
, and Sustainable Employment. Visiting Scholar–Support to
conduct projects in residence at the Foundation. Deadlines: 3/13/2004,
8/15/2004. Contact: Bindu Chadaga, 212-750-6000; email@example.com;
SAINT GOBAIN CORPORATION FOUNDATION
Support for internships during and at the end of graduate course
work. Saint-Gobain keeps strong links to almost 200 universities
and research institutions worldwide, mainly in Europe, North America
and Japan: the top French Engineering and Chemistry Schools, the
MIT in the USA, the Japan Fine Ceramics Center, etc. Contact:
Saint Gobain Corporation Foundation, 610-341-6937; http://www.saint-gobain.com/en/html/innovation/etudiants.asp.
SCHULTZ (ARTHUR B.) FOUNDATION
Areas of interest are: Wildlands Conservation (habitat preservation
and expansion for threatened predators and other wide-ranging
indicator species); Disabled Recreation (support for efforts to
push the boundaries of what is thought possible for disabled individuals
in the realm of outdoor access, with an emphasis on non-motorized
backcountry and wilderness exploration); Global Understanding
(support for efforts to promote peace, learning, and understanding
among peoples of the world through opportunities for progressive
dialogue, especially among the younger generation; and use of
technology, especially computers and the Internet, to shrink the
world and enable a more widespread understanding of, and sensitivity
to, other cultures). Deadline: None (Letter of Inquiry). Contact:
Schultz Foundation, 307-413-2273; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.absfoundation.org/guide.html.
SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND
SFI Fellows , Research Professorships–Funding for investigators
in the fields of biotechnology and information and communications
technology to conduct research in Ireland. Applicants must be
at least 3 years beyond the Ph.D. Deadline: None. Contact: Science
Foundation-Ireland, Telephone: 00 353 1 607 3200; email@example.com;
SLOAN (ALFRED P.) FOUNDATION
Areas of interest are: science and technology; standard of living
and economic performance; education and careers in science and
technology; bioterriorism, and statistics. Deadline: None. Contact:
Gwen Knowles; 212-649-1649; Knowles@sloan.org; http://www.sloan.org/grant/index.shtml.
Support for for projects in environmental health and mind-body
health. Deadline: None (Concept Letter). Contact: Starfire Fund,
415-868-0821; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.jaf.org/areas/index.html.
Areas of interest are: Environment (Biological Diversity and the
Human Communities Which Depend On It; Realigning Human and Natural
Systems; Transportation and Urban/Suburban Land Use; and Energy);
Community Revitalization; Effective Citizenry; and Arts; and Nonprofit
Sector Support Initiative. Deadline: None. Contact: Edward Skloot,
212-557-0010; email@example.com; http://www.surdna.org/information/apply.html.
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