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VOLUME 41, NUMBER 10: October 31, 2003
HLC/NCA visit completed
Call for proposals for designation as UND Center of Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
events to note
Associate research VP candidate visits campus
Researcher will discuss climate change and North Dakota
Biology department plans seminar
Symphony concert showcases Russian composers
Graduate committee will not meet Monday
UND hosts State Learning Centers Conference
Mini conference spotlights “Building on Strengths”
Flu shots offered on campus
Visiting scholar presents “Issues Facing Modern China”
Special “On Teaching” session features student peer teachers
Tax practitioner institutes held in November
“Meet and Eat” program will focus on depression
Agenda listed for Nov. 6 University Senate meeting
Benefit concert set for Nov. 6
International Night features India
Oak Ridge scientist presents LEEPS lecture
“Bugs and Such” invade Museum
NSF regional grants conference takes place in Minneapolis
Philosophy and religion colloquium focuses on surrealism
U2 lists workshops
Faculty award nominations accepted through Nov. 19
2004 Founders Day honorees sought
Career counseling group formed for students
U committees’ procedures noted for compliance with N.D. open meetings law requirements
Applications accepted for Holiday Art & Craft Fair
Survey determines interest in powering campus with wind turbine
Veteran’s Day holiday hours listed for Chester Fritz Library, health sciences library, Memorial Union
Employees are covered by risk management fund
Employee VISA travel card available
Project request box number changed at facilities
Please send used printer cartridges for recycling
Studio One lists features
“31 Days of Glory” raffle tickets on sale
Staff Senate offers new 2003 cookbooks
Remembering Mary Lindquist
Applications sought for dissertation assistantships
Research, grant opportunities listed

HLC/NCA visit completed

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.


Call 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 sustainability.
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 years.
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 Council.

– Peter Alfonso, vice president for research.

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Associate 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.


Researcher 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 is welcome.


Biology 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.


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.

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, 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.


Graduate committee will not meet Monday

The graduate committee will not meet Monday, Nov. 3.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.


UND 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 Learning Center.

– Cheryl Saunders, director, University Learning Center.


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.


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. 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 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.


Visiting 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 Club.


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.


Tax 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 at 777-2663.

Please pass this information on to any colleagues who may be interested.

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


“Meet 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.


Agenda 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.


1. Announcements.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.
Consent calendar:
4. Annual report of the University assessment committee, Kenneth Ruit, chair.
5. Annual report of the student policy committee, Geoff Vining, chair.
6. Annual report of the general education requirements Committee, David Pierce, chair.
Business calendar:
7. Report from the curriculum committee, Doug Marshall, chair.
8. Recommendations on the intellectual property policy, Richard Schultz, chair.

– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University Senate.


Benefit 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.


International 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.


Oak 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.


“Bugs 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 Jan. 11.

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, and WDAZ-TV.


NSF 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 administration.

For additional information regarding program content, contact the policy office, Division of Grants and Agreements, at (703) 292-8243, or via e-mail at policy@nsf.gov, 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, shirley.griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu if you are interested.

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


Philosophy 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.


U2 lists workshops

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 Bornhoeft.
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 the University.

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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.


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.


Career 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.


U 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 meetings.

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.


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.


Survey 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 to participate..

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.


Veteran’s 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.

Memorial Union:
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.


Employees 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 to students:

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 in Minneapolis.

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, 777-3341, jason_uhlir@operations.und.edu.


Employee 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 corporate card.

The VISA travel card:

• is issued in the name of the employee.
• is an individual liability card (employee is liable for all charges).
• 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 777-2966.

– Lisa Heher, cash and investments manager.


Project 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 your requests.

– Facilities department.


Please 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.


Studio 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 over-the-counter medications.

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.


“31 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.


Staff 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 programs.

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 at www.und.edu/org/undss/staffsenatehappenings.htm.

Thank you for your support.

– Beth Kasprick (dean of students office), Staff Senate.


Remembering Mary Lindquist

Mary Louise Lindquist, professor emeritus of special education, died Oct. 23 in the Good Samaritan Center, Park River, N.D. She was 78.

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 and 1969.

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.

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Applications 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.


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.

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; karn.barbara@epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2003_nano.html.

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; wsauseda@hrsa.gov; 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; http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/preview/hivaids.htm#hrsa04043. Deadline: 12/22/03.

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; bc129b@nih.gov; 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; vc24a@nih.gov; 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; hartmulv@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-010.html. Deadlines: 12/22/03, 4/20/04, 8/20/04.

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; lrp@nih.gov; http://www.lrp.nih.gov; or Kenya McRae, 301-402-1366; mcraek@ncmhd.nih.gov.


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; conservationtrust@ngs.org; http://www.nationalgeographic.com/research/grant/rg2.html. Deadline: None.

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, jm522n@nih.gov; http://www.genome.gov/100001618.

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; alannmoshell@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-04-002.html.

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; je30m@nih.gov; 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; moyej@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-163.html. Deadlines: 1/2/04, 5/1/04.

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; edmondsc@nigms.nih.gov; http://www.nigms.nih.gov/funding/psi_supplements.html.

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; msesma@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-03-008.html. Deadlines: 12/22/03, 4/22/04, 8/22/03.

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, 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; nk85q@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-04-004.html.

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; pmurray@mail.nih.gov; http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/.

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; mullinsc@extra.niddk.nih.gov http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-136.html.

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; smithad@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-075.html. Deadline: 12/23/03.

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; lbrady@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-009.html.

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; sfannone@nsf.gov; 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; eapinfo@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf03608. Deadline: 12/23/03.

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; lweber@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/int/eap/#special. Deadline: None.

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.

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; amargulies@sorosny.org; After Prison Initiative: Jessie Owen, 212-548-4666; jowen@sorosny.org; or http://www.soros.org/crime/CJI-Guidelines.htm.

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; info@pewtrusts.com; http://www.pewtrusts.org/grants/grants_item.cfm?image=img3&program_area_id=1.

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; info@pewtrusts.com; http://www.pewtrusts.org/grants/grants_item.cfm?image=img3&program_area_id=4.

Public Policy Grants–Areas of interest are: Improving Elections, Civic Engagement, and Government Performance. Deadline: None. Contact: Pew Charitable Trusts, 215-575-9050; info@pewtrusts.com; http://www.pewtrusts.org/grants/grants_item.cfm?image=img3&program_area_id=6.

Reproductive Biomedicine Fellowships support advanced study in the physiology and biochemistry of reproduction. Deadline: None. Contact: Fellowship Secretary, 212-327-8731; cbr-fellowship-info@popcbr.rockefeller.edu; http://www.popcouncil.org/opportunities/biofellowships.html.

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:

None. Contact: Public Welfare Foundation, 202-965-1800; reviewcommittee@publicwelfare.org; http://www.publicwelfare.org/.

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, research-jobs@rand.org; http://www.rand.org/education/fellowships.html.

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; awards@rescorp.org; http://www.rescorp.org/sos.htm.

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; rock@rbf.org; http://www.rbf.org.

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; dhrossfnd@aol.com.

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; bindu@rsage.org; http://www.russellsage.org/programs/proj_reviews/small-grants-app.shtml

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. Deadline: None.

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; info@absfoundation.org; http://www.absfoundation.org/guide.html.

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; info@sfi.ie; http://www.sfi.ie/content/content.asp?section_id=309&language_id=1.

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; info@jaf.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; request@surdna.org; http://www.surdna.org/information/apply.html.

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

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