Volume 40, Number 10: November 1, 2002

Program Attracts Biomedical Researchers To North Dakota


Dakota Science Center Offers “Scare-Free” Halloween
Authority On Origins Of Adult Disease Presents Massee Lecture
Women Studies Conference Is Friday
Biomedical Science Seminars Set For Nov. 1
Radio Canada Will Broadcast UND Student Discussion Nov. 3
Graduate Committee Meets Monday
Doctoral Examinations Set For Scheuer And Schatz
“Creative Dating” Program Comes To Fritz Nov. 4
Staff Senate Christmas Decoration Drive Ends Soon
PeopleSoft Will Demonstrate New Software Over IVN
On Teaching Discussion Will Focus On Large Classes
Speaker Will Discuss “Assessing Ecosystem Services”
University Senate Meets Nov. 7; Agenda Listed
Indian Studies Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Meet And Eat Focuses On Native Women Health Issues
Explore The World At International Night
Veterans Invited To Valley Middle School Nov. 7
Official Will Be On Campus To Discuss Federal Fellowship Opportunities
English Lectures Include “From Cows To Classrooms” And “Subverting Subversion”
Curriculum Committee Meets Nov. 14
Please Announce Dressing For Success, Etiquette Luncheon To Students
Virgil Hill Vies For IBC World Title Nov. 17 At Arena
Grand Forks Master Chorale Nov. 10 Concert


PAC-W Seeks Members, Nominations
Faculty Sought For Alice Clark Program Advisory Group
Faculty, Staff Outreach Activities Requested For New Edition Of “UND Serves”
MAC Seeks Faculty Advisor
Some Medical School Offices Renamed
Airline Ticket Policy Revised
Veterans Day Is Holiday
Holiday Hours Listed For Chester Fritz Library, Memorial Union
Studio One Lists Guests
Please Add Directory Additions Or Changes To 2002-2003 Directory
Note Correction To FlexComp Enrollment Form
31 Days Of Glory Raffle Tickets On Sale
U2 Workshops Listed For Nov. 18-22
PERC Lists Classes
Bookstore Offers Mathematics Book Sale, Kids Story Hour


Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity Available
Senate Scholarly Activities Committee Makes Awards
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

Program Attracts Biomedical Researchers To North Dakota
Researchers are coming to North Dakota with the help of a federal grant designed to increase the state’s capacity to conduct biomedical research.
The North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) is providing seven researchers with up to $100,000 each in start-up packages that enable them to pursue their biomedical research at UND and NDSU. BRIN also provided the initial funding for a new faculty position at Valley City State University to begin a health sciences program.
North Dakota BRIN was created last fall with a $6 million, three-year grant from the National Center for Research Resources, a federal agency within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). North Dakota is one of 23 states and Puerto Rico in the national BRIN program, which assists states in building biomedical research capacity to improve their ability to compete for NIH research funding.
BRIN’s start-up program is designed to establish expansion positions in biomedical research at UND and NDSU through salary support, package enhancements and purchases of laboratory equipment. A total of $1.5 million of the BRIN budget is dedicated to start-up, with approximately $750,000 going to each institution. Researchers either currently working at UND or who will begin next year are:

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

John Shabb, North Dakota BRIN Director, 777-4946, jshabb@medicine.nodak.edu


Events to Note

Dakota Science Center Offers “Scare-Free” Halloween

The Dakota Science Center invites elementary age children and their parents to a scare-free Halloween Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. Activities such as face painting, storytelling, and discovering more about the creepy creatures of the night (some will be on display) are planned. Plus the Dakota Science Center exhibit will be open for exploration. True-to-life characters will tell tales like “The Bubble Gum Ghost” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” The Center is located at 308 S. Fifth St. Admission is $10 per family, $5 per adult and $3 per child 5 years and older. – Dawn Botsford, Office of the Vice Presidentfor Student and Outreach Programs, for the Dakota Science Center.


Authority On Origins Of Adult Disease Presents Massee Lecture

David Barker, an internationally recognized authority on the fetal origins of adult disease, will present the Massee lecture at noon Friday, Nov. 1, Reed Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The program is free and open to the public. The title of the lecture is “Coronary Heart Disease and Diabetes: Disorders of Development.”

For the past 15 years Barker, professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Southampton, England, has conducted studies showing that people who had low birth-weights, or were thin or stunted at birth, have higher rates of coronary heart disease and related disorders in adult life. His findings have been published in the book, “Mothers, Babies and Health in Later Life.”

The “Barker Hypothesis,” which contends that conditions in the womb may affect risks for chronic disease in later life, has stirred much discussion in the epidemiologic, pediatric and nutrition communities, said Jerry Combs, head of the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, which is a sponsor of the visit.

“There is great interest in the Barker Hypothesis that much illness that occurs in mid-life, such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension, is programmed in utero,” said Leslie Klevay, research medical officer at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center. “This is exciting stuff, a whole new area... (His research shows that) if you’re a small baby and you don’t catch up by year one, you’re likely to have diabetes and hypertension later in life.”

Barker says his findings “suggest a new strategy for the prevention of Western diseases, which will focus on the nutrition of young women and their babies as well as the lifestyles of men and women in middle age.”

He further states that “there is now sufficient evidence for public health policies to be implemented (to include):

“We will develop more effective public health action when we know more about the biological processes which underlie the associations between small size at birth and chronic disease in later life,” he said.

Barker, director of the medical research council environmental epidemiology unit at Southampton General Hospital, is a fellow of The Royal Society, “one notch below Nobel Prize,” said Klevay, who invited him to visit Grand Forks. “His work has been published in many major medical journals... and confirmed by others.”

The Massee Lecture, named for Robert Massee, the late president of Minnesota Dairy, was established within the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. The lecture is given annually by a recognized authority in nutrition research. – School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Women Studies Conference Is Friday

The second annual Red River Valley women studies conference is set for Friday, Nov. 1. We encourage all interested persons to stop in and attend whatever panels and/or speakers their schedule allows. The schedule is as follows:

8 a.m., registration (add to our quilt!); 9 a.m., socialize; 9:30 a.m., opening remarks by President Kupchella, Dean Potvin; 9:50 a.m., director of women studies and opening song; 10:15 to 11:10 a.m., first concurrent sessions: (1) integrating women studies and women’s issues into the curriculum, (2) visual arts part 1, fiber art, and (3) gender studies, in physics, father-daughter relations, and sobriety; 11:10 a.m., SoapBox performer Holly Annis portraying Wilma Mankiller “Rebuilding the Cherokee Nation”; 11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., second concurrent sessions: (1) cultural studies, (2) visual arts part 2, body art, and (3) women’s American history;

12:10 p.m., SoapBox performers Sarah Temple portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton “Declarations of Sentiments and Resolutions”; and Pennie Fike portraying Anita Roddick “Trading with Principles”; 12:15 p.m., lunch in Ballrooom; 12:45 p.m., Kathleen Brokke, keynote speaker; 1:45 to 2:40 p.m., third concurrent sessions: (1) dance workshop, and (2) theatre arts performance; 2:40 p.m., SoapBox performer Danielle Elbert portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton “On Marriage and Divorce”; 2:45 p.m., Amy Maki, mentoring women; 3:45 p.m., closing session, Girl Scout presentation, Native American blessing; 4:15 to 5, closing session town meeting; 5 p.m., play at Burtness Theater, “A Particular Class of Women.”

Wendelin Hume, Criminal Justice/Sociology, and Director of Women Studies, Native Americans into Criminal Justice, Advisor.


Biomedical Science Seminars Set For Nov. 1

Jane Dunlevy (anatomy and cell biology) will present a seminar Friday, Nov. 1, as part of the BIMD 512 (Foundations of Biomedical Science) research seminar series. The title of the presentation is “Lessons from the BOG,” and all interested University and community members are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact me at 777-2101. – Jon Jackson, Anatomy and Cell Biology.


Radio Canada Will Broadcast UND Student Discussion Nov. 3

Radio Canada on 1050 AM will broadcast coverage of UND students discussing globalization in French. Coverage will be between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday, Nov. 3, by international affairs journalist Frederic Nickoloff. – Virgil Benoit, French, 777-4659.


Graduate Committee Meets Monday

The graduate committee will meet Monday, Nov. 4, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from Oct. 28.
2. The College of Nursing has the following requests:

a.) Request for change in program requirements to the nurse anesthesia specialization. (Change in program of study requirements.)
b.) NURS 507: Anesthesia Seminar and Clinical Practicum. Change in prerequisites and corequisites and course description.
c.) NURS 517: Anesthesia Seminar and Clinical Practicum II. Change in prerequisites, and course description.
d.) NURS 520: Professional Role Development for Nurse Anesthesia. Change in number of credits, prerequisites, corequisites, and course description.
e.) NURS 565: Teaching Practicum and Seminar. Change in prerequisites and corequisites.
f.) NURS 527: Anesthesia Seminar and Clinical Practicum III. Change in course description.
g.) NURS 576: Seminar in Nursing. Change in course title to NURS 576: Ethical and Policy Issues with Vulnerable and Diverse Populations.
h.) NURS 530: Research Design and Methods in Nursing. Change in prerequisites and corequisites.
i.) NURS 555: Role Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice: Seminar and Practicum. Change in prerequisites and corequisites.
j.) NURS 562: Health Administration Practicum and Seminar. Change in prerequisites and corequisites.
k.) NURS 560: Nursing Administration: Practicum and Seminar. Change in prerequisites and corequisites.
l.) NURS 586: Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan. Change in prerequisites.
m.) NURS 597: Advanced Clinical Practicum. Change in course description.
n.) NURS 535: Drug Therapy I for Advanced Nursing Practice: Common Health Conditions. Change in prerequisites and corequisites.

3. The department of music has the following requests:

a.) Request for change in program requirements for the Master of Music with Music Education Specialization. The department of music wishes to substitute four different capstone options in place of the present single program configuration. They are the independent study option, a recital option, a thesis option, and a teacher certification option.
b.) Change in course description to MUSIC 599: Graduate Recital.
c.) Request for a new course: MUSIC 997: Independent Study. (This is not really a new courses, it was omitted in the catalog.)
d.) Request for a new course: MUSIC 998: Thesis.
e.) Request for change in course MUSIC 508: Perspectives in Music History. (Change in prerequisites, course description, and frequency offered.)
f.) Request for change in program requirements for the Master of Music: Instrumental Specialization.
g.) Request for course change to MUSIC 570: Instrumental Ensemble Performance. (Change in course description.)
h.) Request for change in program requirements to the Masters of Music: Choral Conducting Specialization.
i.) Request for course change to MUSIC 580: Choral Ensemble Performance. (Addition of a course description)
j.) Request for change in program requirements for the Master of Music: Music Composition Specialization. (Overall the changes give the students in the program more flexibility with the courses.)
k.) Request for change in program requirements to the Master of Music: Performance or Pedagogy Specialization (Vocal/Keyboard).
4. Request for change in program requirements for the Master of Public Administration degree. Currently there are only three required courses. They wish to add four more required courses.
5. Clinical laboratory science requests a new course CLS 514: Computer Applications in Clinical Laboratory Science. This goes along with their new certificate program that was recently approved at the graduate school.
6. Matters arising.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Doctoral Examinations Set For Scheuer And Schatz

The final examination for Dana Borowiak Scheurer, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical psychology, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is “The Antecedents and Consequences of Body Image Dissatisfaction: A Structural Modeling Analysis and a Controlled Laboratory Task.” Jeffrey Holm (psychology) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Jeffrey M. Schatz, a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Room 208, Education Building. The dissertation title is “Social Capital and Adolescent Student At-Risk Behaviors.” Donald Lemon (educational leadership) is the committee chair.

Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


“Creative Dating” Program Comes To Fritz Nov. 4

Stephen Gray will present “Creative Dating” at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. “Creative Dating” is a fun and energetic program dealing with relationships, why men and women do certain things and make the decisions they make, as well as the dangers of drugs related to dating such as Rohypnol (the date rape drug), GHB (roofies) and “Ecstasy.” “Creative Dating” was named the best lecture program of the year by Campus Activities magazine.

Stephen Gray is the director of student activities at East Carolina University. He has presented at various conferences such as the National MGCA Conference, International Conference of the Association of College Union, as well as the TKE Academy. He is known for his sense of humor, dry wit, and exciting presentation style.

Co-sponsors for the program are Greek Council, Student Health Services, the Women’s Center, and University Program Council. For more information contact Kelli Schiele at 792-3920 or Matthew Gunn at 740-0737. -- DeAnn Burckhard, Project Coordinator, Greek Life.


Staff Senate Christmas Decoration Drive Ends Soon

The Christmas decoration drive sponsored by Staff Senate for last summer’s flood victims is coming to a close. Collection boxes have been in place in several departments and buildings around campus since early October. We will collect the boxes Nov. 4 and 5 so that they may be sorted and distributed by Thanksgiving. If you haven’t had a chance to donate, there is still time. We are seeking items such as: ornaments, lights, tinsel, window decorations, wrapping paper, bows, ribbon, wreaths, or any other decorations. If you have a box in your area, please contact Cory Hilliard at 777-3938 to make arrangements for pick up. Staff Senate would like to thank everyone who donated. Your generous gifts will be much appreciated by those in need during this holiday season. – Cory Hilliard (Memorial Union) for Staff Senate.


PeopleSoft Will Demonstrate New Software Over IVN

PeopleSoft will conduct two IVN demonstrations of its software Tuesday, Nov. 5, as follows: 10 to 10:50 a.m., 120 Gamble Hall, “A Day in the Life of a Faculty Member,” and 11 to 11:50 a.m., 130 Gamble Hall, “A Day in the Life of a Student.”


On Teaching Discussion Will Focus On Large Classes

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the On Teaching faculty lunch discussion series will focus on “Active Learning in Large Classes.” We’ll hear from some of the Bush teaching scholars who are working on ways of getting students more actively engaged in their large classes, and we’ll distribute a short list of resources you might want to check out from the Office of Instructional Development.

The session will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Room of the Union. To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands, 777-4998, by noon Friday, Nov. 1. -- Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional Development, 777-4233.


Speaker Will Discuss “Assessing Ecosystem Services”

Anthony Janetos will present “Assessing Ecosystem Services to Sustain a Habitable World,” Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. A reception precedes the talk in the Sioux Room from 3 to 3:30 p.m. The reception and talk are free and open to the public.

Dr. Janetos, a senior fellow at the H. John Heinz III Center in Washington, D.C., will discuss the value and state of Earth’s resources on which we depend to survive, including fresh waters, oceans, farmlands, forests, and grasslands. He will also examine the driving forces that endanger these “life-support” systems which are often taken for granted.

Janetos has written and spoken widely about the need to understand the links between scientific, environmental, economic, and political environmental issues. He will discuss the need to keep basic human needs in the forefront of the thinking of the environmental community.

The H. John Heinz III Center is a nonprofit institution dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy through multi-sector collaboration among industry, government, academia, and environmental organizations. Janetos previously served as senior vice president of the World Resources Institute, was co-chair of the U.S. national assessment of the potential consequences of climate variability and change, and was senior scientist for the land-cover and land-use change program at NASA.

The Earth System Science and Policy distinguished speaker series is presented by the Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment. For more information contact Rebecca Phillips at 777-6160.


University Senate Meets Nov. 7; Agenda Listed

The University Senate will meet Thursday, Nov. 7, 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

4) Annual report of the Senate honorary degrees committee, Joseph Benoit, chair.
5) Annual report of the Senate general education requirements committee, Ray Diez, chair.


6) Rescind the Senate action on April 4, 2002 regarding the proposed revisions to the UND Constitution which stated that the Senate would “not take a final vote until there is a final draft with any amendments included, and that there must be two votes on the final revisions at two regular meetings of the Senate.”
7) Proposed change to in progress grade policy, admissions and academic policies committee, Eleanor Yurkovich, chair.
8) Proposed change to grade change policy, admissions and academic policies committee, Eleanor Yurkovich, chair.
9) Review of the proposed UND Constitution, Jan Goodwin, chair, University Senate.

Nancy Krogh (University Registrar), Secretary of the Senate.


Indian Studies Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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


Meet And Eat Focuses On Native Women Health Issues

Meet and Eat at the Women’s Center Thursday, Nov. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Cynthia Lindquist, director, Division for Indian Health Community Medicine, will present “Native Women Health Issues.” Everyone is welcome and lunch is provided. – Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Women’s Center.


Explore The World At International Night

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


Veterans Invited To Valley Middle School Nov. 7
Grand Forks area veterans have been invited to be guests at a Valley Middle School all-school assembly Thursday, Nov. 7, celebrating Veterans Day.

The invitation to the assembly, which will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the school gym, comes from the Valley Middle School administration, faculty, students and staff, said choir director Melanie Popejoy.

The program will honor veterans with patriotic music, words of remembrance and a message of thanks, Popejoy said.

“This project is designed to impress upon our students the significance of the holiday known as Veterans Day,” she said.

Valley’s seventh- and eighth-grade band will play and the eighth-grade chorus will sing “Armed Forces Salute,” assisted by representatives of various military branches.

The Grand Forks Public Schools Junior ROTC will post the colors and the Grand Forks Air Force Base Honor Guard will present the flag folding ceremony.

Veterans who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 746-2360, so a special seat can be reserved for them. – Carol Anson, Veterans Services.


Official Will Be On Campus To Discuss Federal Fellowship Opportunities

Yolanda Mock, biomedical recruitment coordinator from the National Institute on Aging, will be on campus Tuesday, Nov. 12. She will be available to meet with students and faculty between 9 a.m. and noon and again between 1 and 5 p.m. in the Pembina-Roosevelt Room of the Memorial Union. Please encourage your students to visit with her. She will discuss the wide range of student research opportunities available through the NIH and NIA. Refreshments will be provided. Her visit is sponsored by the Graduate School and the Undergraduate Medical Student Association. If you have questions about Dr. Mock’s visit please contact me. – Sally Pyle, Biology, 777-3699.


English Lectures Include “From Cows To Classrooms” And “Subverting Subversion”

The English department will present two lectures. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in 116 Merrifield Hall, Doreen Starke-Meyerring will consider “From Cows to Classrooms: GATS and the Rhetoric of Global Trade in Higher Education.”

And Thursday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in 116 Merrifield Hall, Todd Starke-Meyerring will discuss “Subverting Subversion: Ideological Deployments of the Tragedic Narrative Genre.” – Kathleen Dixon, English.


Curriculum Committee Meets Nov. 14

The University curriculum committee will meet Thursday, Nov. 14, to discuss the proposed request to terminate the bachelor of business administration with major in accounting offered through the College of Business and Public Administration. All interested parties are invited to attend. The meeting will be held in 305 Twamley Hall, at 3:30 p.m. -- Connie Borboa (Registrar’s Office) for the University Curriculum Committee.


Please Announce Dressing For Success, Etiquette Luncheon To Students

Career Services will hold a dressing for success and etiquette luncheon Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about meal etiquette and dressing for success. Students must preregister for the event with Career Services by Tuesday, Nov. 12. Please let students know about this great opportunity. This event is free to students and includes a formal luncheon. For more information please contact Career Services at 777-4178. – Mark Thompson, Director, Career Services/Cooperative Education.


Virgil Hill View For IBC World Title Nov. 17 At Arena

North Dakota’s own former three-time world champion Virgil Hill meets Joey DeGrandis of Boston for the vacant International Boxing Council cruiserweight title Sunday, Nov. 17, Ralph Engelstad Arena, on the monthly “Everlast Heavyweight Explosion” televised live nationally by Fox Sports Net.

Tickets for the “Rumble at the Ralph” are on sale now at the Ralph Engelstad box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 701-772-5151, and online at www.ticketmaster.com. The card is a late afternoon event. Ticket prices are: lower bowl seats, $27.50; floor price level #1, $35; floor price level #2, $50; ringside seating, $90. – Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Grand Forks Master Chorale Nov. 10 Concert

The Grand Forks Master Chorale will hold its first concert of the season, “Twenty Years and Many Scores: An Anniversary Retrospective,” on Sunday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Grand Forks Masonic Center, 423 Bruce Ave. Directed by Nolan Long, UND director of choirs, the concert will showcase many favorites from the Master Chorale’s 20 years of performances, including works by Bach, Brahms, Mozart and Copland. A wine-and-cheese reception follows the concert.

Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance by calling the Master Chorale voice mail, 777-3376, to put yourself on the advanced ticket list. To order season tickets ($40 for general seating, a $17 savings over the course of the season, or $48 for preferred seating), call the Master Chorale voice mail at 777-3376 and add your name to the “general season” or “preferred season” ticket list. Please be specific.

The Grand Forks Master Chorale and Friends will perform Handel’s “Messiah” at St. Michael’s Church in Grand Forks on Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, $15 in advance for preferred seating and $12 in advance for general seating.


PAC-W Seeks Members, Nominations

The President’s Advisory Council On Women (PAC-W) is seeking nominations and volunteers for new members. If you would like to serve on PAC-W or if you know someone who would be an active advocate for issues and concerns regarding women at UND, please contact us.

Send a brief note explaining your own, or your nominee’s interests in women’s issues to PAC-W, Box 7113 or e-mail it to wendelin.hume@und.edu or call Wendy at 777-4115. -- Wendelin Hume (Women Studies/Criminal Justice), for PAC-W.


Faculty Sought For Alice Clark Program Advisory Group

This year, the Office of Instructional Development will prepare to conduct a formal review of the Alice Clark mentoring program. The first step is to put together an advisory group of program alumni and across campus to help conduct the review.

The advisory group will work with Libby Rankin and Al Fivizzani to share ideas, design questions for a survey and possible focus groups with past program participants and mentors, to interpret feedback on those questions, and to make recommendations regarding the future of the program.

We anticipate that the work can be accomplished in two to three meetings, plus some time reading surveys and conducting focus groups.

If you are interested in serving on this Alice Clark program advisory group, please contact me at 777-4233 or libby_rankin@und.nodak.edu.

-- Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional Development.


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

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

You can VIEW THE PREVIOUS EDITION (from late 2000, early 2001) of “UND Serves North Dakota” by going to the http://www.und.edu/dept/our/county Web site.

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

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


MAC Seeks Faculty Advisor

The Multicultural Awareness Committee (MAC) is seeking a faculty advisor. MAC funds student organizations that promote multicultural awareness to the UND community. The committee also sponsors speakers who help bring out unity on the campus. If you are interested, please contact me at 777-4377. – Angie Anderson, Student Body Vice President.


Some Medical School Offices Renamed

The office of academic affairs and information resources at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences has been renamed, with approval from the president’s office, to academic affairs and education.

The division of biomedical communications has been changed to information resources. – School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Airline Ticket Policy Revised

The airlines have changed their policy on non-refundable domestic and international tickets issued on or after Sept. 5, 2002.

Changes on non-refundable tickets now have to be made on or before the departure time of each ticketed flight segment for the ticket to retainits value. If you are canceling an entire reservation, it would have to be canceled and rebooked prior to the original flight departure date. The same penalties still apply, but if you do not reapply that ticket to another before the original flight departs, you will lose the value of that ticket. The airlines call it a “use or lose it” policy.

This does not apply to the business or Bizflex fares. Bizflex fares are business fares that are usually higher in price, require a 10-14 day advance purchase, do not require a Saturday night stay and do not permit same-day return. However, if the Bizflex fare is combined with any other non-refundable fare, the same strict rules apply.

Bizflex fares will allow you to reapply the rate, less $100 penalty, within one year from the original travel date. Even if you are a “no-show” for a flight, the Bizflex fare still retains its value.

If you have any questions, please contact your local travel agency or Bonnie in Accounting Services, 777-2966. – Lisa Heher, Cash nd Investments Manager, Accounting Services.

Veterans Day Is Holiday

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Nov. 11, will be observed as Veterans 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.


Holiday Hours Listed For Veterans Day

Chester Fritz Library:

The Veterans Day hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library are as follows: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 10, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), 1 p.m. to midnight. -- Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.


Memorial Union:

All offices in the Memorial Union will be closed for the Veterans Day holiday Saturday through Monday, Nov. 9-11. Hours for Friday, Nov. 8 are as follows.

Lifetime sports center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; info/service center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; copy stop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; U Turn C store, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Subway/TCBY/Juiceworks, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Little Caesars, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; administrative office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; craft center/sign and design, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; student academic services, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; dining center, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; barber shop, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; credit union, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; traffic division, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; passport I.D.s, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; University Learning Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; computer labs, 7:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; building hours, 7 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Regular operating hours resume Tuesday, Nov. 12. – Memorial Union.

Studio One Lists Guests

The concept of family planning as a community health issue will be featured this week on Studio One. Family planning expert Theresa Knox will discuss the variety of reproductive health services offered to both men and women. We’ll learn how family planning plays a key role in building healthy communities.

Also on the next edition of Studio One, we will find out how the tragic death of Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone could affect the political environment of Minnesota and the nation.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7, and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. – Melissa Conner, UND Studio One Marketing Team.


Please Add Directory Additions Or Changes To 2002-2003 Directory

Following is a list of faculty/staff who were either not included in the 2002-2003 Student, Faculty, and Staff Directory or have changes in their information.

The first column lists the person’s name, spouse, title, department, post office box number, home address and electronic mail address; the second column lists the UND building and room number; next column, office phone number (top) and personal extension phone number (bottom); the last column lists the home phone number. This data was provided by each faculty and staff person. See complete directory, page 43, for list of building abbreviations.

KRISTJANSON, Arlinda F. (Keith) SMHS 777-3065 775-8707
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience 777-4020
Project Manager, Natl Study of Health
& Life Experiences of Women (Box 9037)
2530 Olson Dr., Grand Forks, ND 58201

LESCH, William C. GH 175-E 777-2224
Professor, Marketing (Box 8366) 777-2526

NAMBERGER, Philipp Sebastian M-13 777-6435 777-9758
Teaching Assistant, Languages (Box 8198)
3904 University Ave., #215, Grand Forks, ND 58203

PARKER, Deby D. Ed-3E 777-3239 795-6013
Administrative Secretary, 777-3661
Teaching and Learning (Box 7189)
1116 19th Ave. S., #8, Grand Forks, ND 58201

ROTVOLD, Glenda (Joel) GH-365-M 777-2517
Instructor, Information Systems 777-3508
& Business Education (Box 8363)

SHIRAZI, Fred (Mahroo) GH-365-J 777-2517
Assistant Professor, 777-6798
Information Systems &
Business Education (Box 8363)

SPAETH, Janet L. (Kevin) CFL 233 777-4629
Reference Librarian, 777-4642
Chester Fritz Library (Box 9000)

WILSNACK, Richard W. (Sharon) SMHS 777-3065 772-8857
Co-Principal Investigator,
Natl Study of Health & Life
Experiences of Women (Box 9037)
Professor, Neuroscience (Box 9037)
2903 Walnut St., Grand Forks, ND 58201

WILSNACK, Sharon C. (Richard) SMHS 777-3065 772-8857
Co-Principal Investigator,
Natl Study of Health & Life
Experiences of Women (Box 9037)
Professor, Neuroscience (Box 9037)
2903 Walnut St., Grand Forks, ND 58201


Note Correction To FlexComp Enrollment Form

You should have received the recent mailing on FlexComp open enrollment for 2003. There is a correction to the FlexComp enrollment agreement form: 2. C) Medical Reimbursement Benefits - The Maximum allowable for the 2003 Plan Year is $6,000, NOT $7,500. Note that the maximum day care reimbursement remains at $5,000.

The flex spending administration module team with ConnectND has decided to implement one plan document for the North Dakota University System (NDUS) effective Jan. 1, 2003. This change will match the state plan.

Other changes that were implemented include the following:

1. Minimum check reimbursement is $25, unless the remaining balance is less. Then they may be paid out the total amount. This will reduce the cost of processing reimbursements.

2. The processing time for prior year claims will now be a 60-day window instead of the 90-day window, which was in our previous plan.

This will allow for consistent processing across the board for all institutions within the NDUS.

Please be advised that the 90-day window will still apply for the 2002 plan year (claims for 2002 plan year will be accepted through March 31, 2003).

If you have any questions or need enrollment forms, call me. – Heidi Strande, Payroll Office FlexComp Specialist, 777-4423.


31 Days Of Glory Raffle Tickets On Sale

UND’s Staff Senate is selling raffle tickets for “31 Days of Glory.” Winning tickets are drawn for each of the 31 days in the month of December. The cost of a raffle ticket is $20. 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 towards the UND Staff Senate scholarship fund to serve as a source of financial support to UND staff and their children. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, contact any staff senator. A list is located on our web site at www.und.edu/org/undss/. Good Luck! – Staff Senate.


U2 Workshops Listed For Nov. 18-22

NOTE: visit us online for workshops happening today through late November. There is not a charge to participate, unless otherwise noted.
To register, contact the University Within the University (U2) office by any of the following ways: phone, 777-2128; fax, 777-2140; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2. When registering, please include your name, title, department, box number, phone number, e-mail address, event title, and event date.

Excel XP, Advanced: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Nov. 18, 20, and 22, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (nine hours total), 361 Upson II. Prerequisite: Excel Intermediate. Customize, link, share and protect workbooks, work with multiple data sources, enhance charts, work with Excel graphics. Please note: an optional $16 manual will be available for purchase, payable by cash, check, credit card or ID billing (for ID billing, please contact us in advance about providing us with the needed information and copies). Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

Access XP, Advanced: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Nov. 19, 20, and 21, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (nine hours total), 3k61 Upson II. Prerequisite: Access XP, Intermediate. Structure existing data, summarize data, simplify and automate tasks with macros, expand the power and usefulness of forms and reports. Interface Access with Word and Excel. Please note: an optional $16 manual will be available for purchase, payable by cash, check, credit card or ID billing (for ID billing, please contact us in advance about providing us with the needed information and copies). Presenter: James Malins, ITSS.

GroupWise 5.5, E-Mail: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 361 Upson II. Find out how to compose e-mail, add attachments, use the address book, customize GroupWise, and handle mail. Presenter: Tracy Uhlir, ITSS.

Supplemental Retirement Annuities (SRAs): Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union; OR Wednesday, Nov. 20, 4 to 6 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This program explains how a supplemental retirement annuity offers you an easy, affordable, and tax-deferred way to build the additional assets you may need to adequately support a longer life-span. Significant other/partner welcome. Please pre-register your guest. Presenter: Molly Melanson, TIAA-CREF; sponsored by payroll.

Inventory Control, Property Insurance, and Surplus Property Procedures: Thursday, Nov. 21, 9 to 11 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Discuss insurance coverage of equipment, procedures for equipment transfers, deletions, completing annual inventory audit, and procedures for disposing and selling University property. Presented by accounting services.

GroupWise 5.5 Calendar: Thursday, Nov. 21, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 361 Upson II. An understanding of GroupWise 5.5: E-Mail is recommended before taking this workshop. Learn how to schedule appointments and recurring events, look at someone else’s calendar, create folders, and archive your mail. Presenter: Tracy Uhlir, ITSS.

Reminder: Nov. 21 is the second day for the following, which begins on Nov. 14: Have It Your Way! PC Hardware: Thursdays, Nov. 14 and 21, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (eight hours total), 143 Starcher Hall. Fee: $75/individual, $100/team of two. Customize your own PC hardware workshop. Select a topic from the list that U2 will provide. This topic will be covered in depth, then you will perform an activity on a PC. It’s that simple. Bring a friend at a reduced registration rate. Use our PC or bring your own. Presenter: Dave Yearwood, Industrial Technology; sponsored by University Within the University.

Sarah Bloch, Program Assistant, University within the University.


PERC Lists Classes

The Parent Education Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Road, offers the following programs. Call 795-2765 to register or for more information. Child care offered for all daytime programs; all classes are held at PERC unless otherwise noted.

Seminar, “Parenting After Divorce,” Monday, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m.

Seminar, “Power Struggles,” Monday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m.

Seminar, “Teaching Your Children Values,” Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.

Seminar, “Understanding Attachment,” Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m.

Video presentation, “Kid Cooperation,” Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Parent study group, “Parenting the Strong-Willed Child,” Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Seminar, “Families Coping with Transitions,” Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m.

Five-week book study, “How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do If You Can’t,” by Neil I. Bernstein beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Family story hour, “Stories of Adventure” featuring Mary Lou Wittmann, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Video presentation, “Understanding and Managing Anger,” Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Parent study group, “Good Discipline . . . Good Kids,” Wednesdays, Nov. 13 and 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Lunch box special, “We’re Always Teaching Something! Teach to the Heart, the Head, and the Hands,” presented by Mary Lien, Thursday, Nov. 14, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Seminar, “Teaching Children Problem Solving,” Friday, Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m.

Parent study group, “Kids Are Worth It!” Mondays, Nov. 18 and 25, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Parent study group, “Parenting Children with Learning Differences,” Mondays, Nov. 18 and 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Video presentation, “Why Won’t My Child Pay Attention?” Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Lunch box special, “Talking to Teens About Sexual Harassment,” presented by Carol Helland, Thursday, Nov. 21, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Seminar, “Coping with Crises,” Friday, Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m.

Seminar, “Just Do It! Beating Procrastination,” Monday, Nov. 25, 1 p.m.

Video presentation, “Why Isn’t My Child Happy?” Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Seminar, “Traits of a Healthy Family,” Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1 p.m.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for the Parent Education Resource Center.


Bookstore Offers Mathematics Book Sale, Kids Story Hour

Barnes & Noble University Bookstore is having a Springer yellow sale. Enjoy big savings on over 200 titles spanning the spectrum of mathematics. Sale prices expire Dec. 31, 2002. Hurry, quantities are limited. The bookstore also offers a B&N Kids program, with story hour and craft events Saturdays at 11 a.m. – Barnes & Noble University Bookstore.


Grants and Research

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity Available

Advanced Undergraduate Research Awards (AURA) provides undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in faculty-mentored research. The goal is to encourage undergraduate students to attend graduate school and to pursue a career in science, engineering or mathematics research. AURA is sponsored by North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR).

AURA award winners become members of a faculty-led research project. Participants work for eight to 10 weeks during the summer at UND or NDSU; students can earn up to $2,500.

Depending on availability of funds, up to 10 awards will be made on each research campus. Applications are due by noon, Nov. 29. Faculty and staff are encouraged to recruit students by sharing this announcement with them, Application forms are available from ND EPSCoR’s web page at www.ndsu.nodak.edu/epscor/science_outreach.

For more information contact me. -- David Givers, program officer, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, 701-231-7516, david.givers@ndsu.nodak.edu.


Senate Scholarly Activities Committee Makes Awards

The Senate scholarly activities committee received six requests for research funds in the October call for proposals. Requests totaled $10,350. The following awards were made at the committee meeting Oct. 21: Janice Clark (biology), $1,000 for “Mapping Plant Embryogenesis Genes”; Xiquan Dong (atmospheric sciences), $2,500 for “An Annual Cycle of Surface Cloud Radiative Forcing at UND”; James Grijalva (law), $2,200 for “Original Research on the 20-Year Development and Implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Indian Policy”; John La Duke (biology), $2,000 for “DNA Sequence Phylogeny of Malveae”; Amy Wenzel (psychology), $2,040 for “The Impact of Psychopathology on Sexual Adjustment in Post-partum Women and Men”; Margaret Zidon and Shirley Greves (teaching and learning), $610 for “How Do We Know: Student and Faculty Perspectives of Portfolio Review as Assessment in Preservice Teacher Education.” – Glenda Lindseth (Nursing), Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.


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.

Fellows-in-Training Travel Grant Scholarship–Funding to assist subspecialty Fellows-in-Training (FITs) in allergy and immunology and non-faculty PhDs attend the Annual Meeting. Deadline: 12/03/02. Contact: Cynthia Schopf, 414-272-6071; http://www.aaaai.org/members/grants_awards/aaaaigrantsawards/fit_travelgrant.stm.

Program for Minority Research Training in Psychiatry –Funding to increase the number of under-represented minority men and women in the field of psychiatry research. Deadlines: 12/01/02 (residents/post-resident fellows); 6/1/30 (summer medical students); 3 months prior to start (students and residents). Contact: Ernesto A. Guerra, 800-852-1390; eguerra@psych.or-g; http://www.psych.org/res_res/pmrtp5302.cfm.

Jack McDaniel Memorial AO Fellowships support study, at any AO Center in the USA or Europe, on improving the care of patients with musculo-skeletal injuries. Deadline: 12/01/02. Contact: Thomas Bray, 610-251-9007; beatricm@aona.com; http://tristan.membrane.com/aona/fellow/jmcdan.html.

Research Foundation Grant Awards–Support for research on the following topics related to infection control: compliance with excellent practices; demonstration projects to help prevent occupational exposure to infectious diseases; antibiotic usage and resistance; financial impact of infectious and non-infectious complications and value of interventions; surveillance of infectious and noninfectious complications in community and home-care facilities; technology for monitoring complications and managing information; extending knowledge of infection control to hospitals in other countries; staffing and skill mix studies; evaluate the impact and prevention of waterborne infections; and supporting regional networks of personnel with information and support to advance the profession. Deadline: 12/01/02. Contact: 202-789-1890; http://www.apic.org/orgn/awards.cfm#RFGrants.

Short-term fellowships support bibliographical inquiry as well as research in the history of the book trades and publishing. Contact: 212-452-2710; bsa@bibsocamer.org; http://www.bibsocamer.org/fellows.htm. Deadline: 12/01/02.

Support to encourage projects that focus on cultivating a renewed, healthier, and more vigorous sense of citizenship among the American people and peoples of other nations. Deadlines: 12/01/02 (Letter of Inequiry); 12/1/02, 3/1/03, 7/1/03, 9/1/03 (Proposals). Contact: 414-291-9915; http://www.bradleyfdn.org/programs.html.

Carnegie Observatories Fellowship Program--Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Astronomy—Support to encourage long-term research in observational astronomy and/or instrumentation. Deadline: 12/05/02. Contact: John Mulchaey, cfellow@ociw.edu; http://www.ociw.edu/ociw/fellow.

Charles C. Price Fellowships in Polymer History are available to individuals with a Ph.D. or equivalent, and an established academic interest in the history of business, science, technology, or allied fields. Deadline: 12/01/02. Contact: 215-925-2222; fellowships@chemheritage.org; http://www.chemheritage.org/HistoricalServices/Scholars/pricefellow.htm.

Eugene Garfield Fellowships in the History of Scientific Information support individuals with a Ph.D. in the chemical sciences, information science, or the history of science, technology, or medicine. Deadline and Contact: See Above or http://www.chemheritage.org/HistoricalServices/Scholars/garfieldfellow.htm.

Gordon Cain Fellowships in Technology, Policy, and Entrepreneurship support scholars conducting historical research on development of the chemical industries. Deadline and Contact: See above or

John C. Haas Fellowships in the History of Chemical Industries support applicants with a Ph.D. or equivalent, and an established academic interest in the history of the chemical industry. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.chemheritage.org/HistoricalServices/Scholars/haasfellow.htm.

Sidney M. Edelstein International Fellowships support research, in the U.S. and Jerusalem, in the history of chemical sciences and technology. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.chemheritage.org/HistoricalServices/Scholars/edelfellow.htm.

Sidney M. Edelstein International Studentship–Support for Ph.D. students who have fulfilled all requirements for their Ph.D.except the dissertation to conduct research in Philadelphia and Jerusalem. Contact: 215-925-2222; fellowships@chemheritage.org; http://www.chemheritage.org/HistoricalServices/Scholars/edelstudent.htm. Deadline: 12/1/02.

Epidemiological Approaches for Food Safety--New Investigator Awards, Conference Grants, and Standard Research Grants–Support for epidemiological research for environmental and ecological data, needed to increase understanding of disease-causing microorganisms, their products, and naturally occurring contaminants in meats, poultry, seafood, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Deadline: 12/01/02. Contact: Mary Torrence, 202-401-6357; mtorrence@reeusda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/1700/funding/rfadoc/rfanri03_02.doc.

Food Safety--New Investigator Awards, Standard Research Grants, Conference Grants—Support for research to increase understanding of disease-causing microorganisms, their products, and naturally occurring contaminants in meats, poultry, seafood, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Deadline: 12/01/02. Contact: Etta Saltos, 202-401-5178; esaltos@reeusda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/1700/funding/rfadoc/rfanri03_02.doc.

Improved Utilization of Wood and Wood Fiber--Standard Research Grants and Conference Grants—Support for research on critical barriers to improved wood utilization, providing the scientific base from which new research and development can proceed. Emphasis is on wood chemistry and biochemistry (including molecular biology), physical/mechanical properties of wood and basic wood processing, structural wood engineering, and forest engineering practices. Research to enhance value or develop new products for improving competitive value and
quality of U.S. forest products is also encouraged. Deadline: 12/01/02. Contact: Chevonda Jacobs-Young, 202-401-6188; cjacobs-young@reeusda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/1700/funding/rfadoc/rfanri03_02.doc.

Markets and Trade--Conference Grants, Standard Research Grants, New Investigator Awards—Support for research in U.S. agricultural market competitiveness and sustainability. Deadline: 12/01/02. Contact: Pat Hipple, 202-401-2185; phipple@reeusda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/1700/funding/rfadoc/rfanri03_02.doc.

Rural Development--New Investigator Awards, Standard Research Grants, and Conference Grants–Support for research focused on understanding forces affecting rural areas and for designing new approaches to rural development. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research provide support to junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields to conduct research in original sources. Deadline: 12/01/02. Contact: 202-939-4750; info@clir.org; http://clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html.

Human Genome Program--Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (OBER)—Support for research that addresses ethical, legal, and social implications from use of information and knowledge resulting from the Human Genome Program. Research should focus on issues of genetics and the workplace, and complex or multigenic traits. Deadlines: 11/25/02 (Pre-Application); 2/13/03 (Formal Application). Contact: Daniel W. Drell, 301-903-6488; daniel.drell@science.doe.gov; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-27206-filed.

University Advanced Coal Research Program--Core Program–Funding for innovative and fundamental research pertinent to coal conversion and utilization. Joint proposals are encouraged. Focus areas are:

Materials and Components for Vision 21 Systems; Membranes for Hydrogen Separation; Ultra High-Performance Materials; Coatings Development; Sensors and Control; Advanced Coal Systems By-Product Utilization; Gasification; Coal Combustion; Computational Chemistry for Reforming Technology; Electrical Interconnects for Coal-Based Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems; and Partitioning and Mechanism Studies for Mercury and Associated Trace Metals Within Coal-Fired Processes. Contact: Debra A. Duncan, 412-386-5700; duncan@netl.doe.gov; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-27208-filed. Deadline: 12/2/02.

University Advanced Coal Research Program–Innovative Concepts Program—Support for research in fossil energy-related issues. The goal is to develop unique approaches for addressing fossil energy related issues. Technical topics include: Smart Sensors; N2/CO2 Separation; Direct Utilization of Carbon in Fuel Cells; Mercury and Associated Trace Metal Chemistry Studies Within NOX Control Systems; Water Impacts From Coal-Burning Power Plants; Simulation of CO2-Brine-Mineral Interactions; and CO2 Separation From Coal Gasification Process. Deadline and Contact: See Above.

The Clinical Interfaces Award Program provides support to link clinical research and the basic science disciplines to address challenging questions in human health and disease. Deadlines: 12/02/02 (Preproposals); 4/22/03 (Invited Proposals). Contact: Elaine K. Gallin, ddcf@aibs.org; http://ddcf.aibs.org/ciap/RFP.pdf.

Wetland Program Development Grants provide assistance to conduct projects that promote coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution. Contact: Connie Cahanap, 202-566-1382; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-21670-filed. Deadline: 12/03/02.

The Winter Fellowship Program is a unique residency program for writers and visual artists in the early stages of their careers. Deadlines: 12/1/02 (Creative Writing); 2/1/03 (visual arts). Contact: 508-487-99-60; info@fawc.org; http://www.fawc.org/winter/index.shtm.

Center for Ethics and Professions--Faculty Fellowships in Ethics support teachers and scholars who wish to develop their ability to address questions of moral choice in such areas as business, education, government, law, medicine, and public policy. Deadline: 12/03/02. Contact: Dennis F. Thompson, 617-495-1336; ethics@harvard.edu; http://ethics.harvard.edu/fellowships/faculty.html.

Visiting Research Fellowships 2003-2005–Support for research in all areas of the humanities with preference given to scholars from any discipline whose work concerns one of the Institute’s themes: The New Information Order or Scotland in Europe/Europe in Scotland. Deadline: 12/01/02. Contact: Secretary, Telephone: 0131 650 4671; IASH@ed.ac.uk; http://www.ed.ac.uk/iash/visiting.fellowships.html.

Support and seed funding for new initiatives that offer promising models for replication and address critical issues in education and international affairs, public service, environment and natural resources management, and human rights. Deadlines: 12/1/02, 3/1/03, 6/1/03. Contact: Lara Iglitzin, 206-682-8565; foundation@hmjackson.org; http://www.hmjackson.org/guidelines.ht-ml.

Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowships support investigators early in their careers for research relating to hemophilia. Deadline: 12/01/02. Contact: Rita C. Barsky, 212-328-3730; rbarsky@hemophilia.org; http://www.hemophilia.org/research/researchpolicies2001.pdf.

Small Grant Program (PAR-01-053)–Support for pilot research likely to lead to a subsequent Individual Research Project Grant application. Research must focus on one or more of the following areas: craniofacial anomalies and injuries; infectious diseases and immunity; neoplastic diseases; chronic diseases; biomimetics, bioengineering, and tissue engineering; and clinical, behavioral and health promotion research. Contact: Rochelle K. Small, 301-594-9898; rochelle.small@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-053.html. Deadlines: 12/3/02, 4/3/03, 8/3/03.

Impact of Child Psychopathology and Childhood Interventions on Subsequent Drug Abuse (RFA-DA-03-007)–Support for research to study the relationship between psychopathologic and behavioral conditions in childhood and the risk for later drug use disorders, and the impact of childhood mental health interventions on modifying the risk for later drug use disorders. Contact: Naimah Weinberg, 301-443-6637; nw46w@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-03-007.html. Deadlines: 11/22/02 (Letter of Intent); 12/23/02 (Applications).

Jansky Postdoctoral Research Associateships provide opportunities for research in radio astronomy. Contact: 434-296-0241; brodrigu@nrao.edu; http://www.nrao.edu/administration/directors_office/jansky-postdocs.shtml. Deadline: 12/6/02.

Communications—Support for research into the sciences, technologies, and algorithms that facilitate efficient representation and transmission of information. Deadline: 12/04/02. Contact: 703-292-8910; http://www.interact.nsf.gov/cise/descriptions.nsf/ccr_progs?OpenView.

Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI)–Funding for activities to improve the quality of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) education for all students in the following areas: Educational Materials Development, Adaptation and Implementation; and National Dissemination. Deadlines: 4/22/02 (Letters of Intent); 6/6/06 (Proposals for EMD and ND tracks). Contact: 703-292-8666; undergrad@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02043/nsf02043.html.

Cultural Anthropology–Funding for basic scientific research on the causes and consequences of human social and cultural variation. Deadlines: 1/1/03 (Senior and Dissertation Research, Spring); 8/1/03 (All Fall Proposals). Contact: Stuart M. Plattner, 703-292-7315; splattne@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/anthro/start.htm.

Math and Science Partnership Program (MSP)–Funding for partnership-driven projects developed to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. Deadlines: 12/2/02 (Data Registration); 1/7/03 (Full Proposals). Contact: Kathleen Bergin, 703-292-5171; kbergin@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02061/nsf02061.ht-ml.

Physical Anthropology—Support for basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Areas supported include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human adaptation, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. The program supports research of theoretical importance in all subfields within the discipline, including general human biology, anthropological genetics, human and primate paleontology, skeletal biology, and primate behavior and ecology. for research in physical anthropology. Deadlines: 12/01/02 (Spring Cycle Senior Research Grants); None (Dissertation Improvement Grants); High Risk Research in Anthropology proposals may be submitted anytime after consultation and invitation of the director. Contact: Mark L. Weiss, 703-292-7321; mweiss@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/physical/start.htm.

Research in Biogeosciences 2003 (BioGeo)–Funding for research into fundamental geomicrobial processes, including studies of viruses, Eubacteria, Archaea and unicellular Eukarya. Topic One emphasizes understanding microbial processes affecting geological materials; Topic Two focuses on methods for study of geomicrobial processes including model systems, geochemical methods and nanoscale investigations. Deadline: 12/6/02. Contact: Rachael Craig, 703-292-8233; rcraig@nsf.g-ov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02172/nsf02172.htm.

Signal Processing Systems—Support for research in the areas of digital signal processing, analog signal processing, and supporting hardware and software systems. Deadline: 12/4/02. Contact: 703-292-8910; http://www.interact.nsf.gov/cise/descriptions.nsf/ccr_progs?OpenView.

Theory of Computing—Support for research in the areas of core theory, fundamental algorithms, and applica-tion-specific theory support. Deadline: 12/04/02. Contact: 703-292-8910; http://www.interact.nsf.gov/cise/descriptions.nsf/ccr_progs?OpenView.

Trusted Computing (TC)–Funding for innovative research in all aspects of secure, reliable information systems, including methods for assessing trustworthiness of systems. Deadline: 12/4/02. Contact: Carl Landwehr, 703-292-8936; clandweh@nsf.gov; http://www.cise.nsf.gov/div/ccr/fndg/display.cfm?pgm_pims_id=5158&pgm_supp_id=10091&loc=ccr&pub_id=5370.

Humanities Fellowships--Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific–Support for research (at the Office for Women’s Research at the University of Hawaii) on gender and globalization in Asia and the Pacific. Deadline: 12/1/02. Contact: Kathy Ferguson, 808-956-7464; kferguso@hawaii.edu; http://www.rockfound.org/Documents/529/RFbroch03_04.pdf.

Humanities Fellowships--Sex, Race and Globalization support studies to explore imbrication of sexuality, gender and race with economic, political and informational processes across local, regional, national and transnational scales. Applications are invited from interdisciplinary scholars or scholars trained in any discipline interested in pursuing interdisciplinary work. Deadline: 12/1/02. Contact: Laura Briggs, 520-626-3431; lgbs@u.arizona.edu; http://www.rockfound.org/Documents/529/RFbroch03_04.pdf.

Eli Lilly Travel Awards are made to female graduate students or postdoctoral fellows for travel within the continental U.S. to present work at a scientific meeting. Deadline: 12/1/02. Contact: Robin Woo, 703-329-8535; rwoo@cerenet.org; http://www.gwis.org/Awards.htm.

Nell I. Monday Fellowships support research in all of the natural sciences by women holding degrees. Deadline: 12/1/02. Contact: Karen Downs, 608-265-5411; kdowns@facstaff.wisc.edu; http://www.gwis.org/Awards.htm.

Sigma Delta Epsilon Fellowships support for graduate student, post-doctoral or early-stage academic research in all the natural sciences, including: physical, environmental, mathematical, computer, life sciences, anthropology, psychology and statistics. Deadline: 12/1/02. Contact: Judith Bischoff, 304-535-6146; Judith_Bischoff_nps.govhttp://www.gwis.org/Awards.htm.

Vessa Notchev Fellowships support graduate student, post-doctoral or early-stage academic research in all the natural sciences, including: physical, environmental, mathematical, computer, life sciences, anthropology, psychology and statistics. Deadline: 12/1/02. Contact: Nan Crystal Arens, 315-781-3930; arens@hws.edu; arens@hws.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellowships on Global Security and Cooperation and Dissertation Fellowships on Global Security and Cooperation support research conducted in non-governmental, international, or multilateral organizations directly involved in peace, international cooperation, or security issues. Deadline: 12/2/02. Contact: 202-332-5572; gsc@ssrc.org; http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/gsc/publications/GSCapplication.pdf or http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/gsc/conflict_peace_and_social_transformations/postdoctoral_fellowships.page.

Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector Annual Dissertation Fellowships provide support for graduate students in the social sciences and humanities to research issues concerning philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in the U.S. Deadline: 12/2/02. Contact: 212-377-2700 x453; phil-np@ssrc.org; http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/philanthropy/publications/philanapp.pdf.

Research Fellowships for Professionals Working in International Affairs support research and training on the causes and conditions of international conflict and insecurity. Eligible applicants are people with 5-15 years of experience working on issues directly related to global security and cooperation. Deadline: 12/2/02. Contact: 202-332-5572; gsc@ssrc.org; http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/gsc/conflict_peace_and_social_transformations/research_fellowships.page.

Research and Writing Fellowships support research in any area of the humanities. Projects on the South Atlantic U.S., folklife, African American history, and Virginia are encouraged. Support may be provided to develop workshops, curriculum units, and other outreach materials to disseminate new research findings--and a humanities perspective--to those who work with survivors and perpetrators of violence. Applicants need not have advanced
degrees; postdoctoral applicants are encouraged to apply for projects other than dissertation revisions. Deadline: 12/01/02. Contact: 434-924-3296; cah@virginia.edu; http://www.virginia.edu/vfh/ctr/fellgdlin.html.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program brings to Washington University new and recent Ph.D.s who wish to strengthen their own advanced training and participate in the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars in the humanities and social sciences. Deadline: 12/1/02. Contact: Steven Zwicker, 314-935-5190; szwicker@artsci.wustl.edu; http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~szwicker/Mellon_Postdoctoral_Program.html.

Postdoctoral Residential Research Fellowships and Predoctoral Residential Research Fellowships are offered for research on Race, Ethnicity, and Society in Africa and the Atlantic World (broadly defined as the African Diaspora). Deadline: 12/1/02. Contact: Scot French, 434-924-8889; saf5g@cms.mail.virginia.edu; http://www.virginia.edu/~woodson/programs/application.html.

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

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