41, NUMBER 11: November 7, 2003
professor will head law school
Schultz named UND EPSCoR director; steering committee
will have co-chairs
President Kupchella is a member of the Roundtable
on Higher Education
Holiday deadline for University Letter articles is
plays at Red River High School
Oak Ridge scientist
presents LEEPS lecture
Biology department plans
Nov. 7 seminar
Reception will honor Bruce Helgerud
Potluck, community fold dance held Nov. 8
committee meets Monday
EERC renewable energy
week is Nov. 10-14
Empire Arts Center lists
Flu shot clinics expanded
Night features Ukraine
Philosophy and religion
colloquium focuses on surrealism
Eligar Sadeh will sign books Nov. 13
exam set for Kathy Brock Enger
outlines degrees after hours program
Center hosts meditation retreat
students to take part in etiquette luncheon Nov. 15
Opera auditions set for Nov. 15
for Lunch" will focus on public display of 10 Commandments
Jim Antes will present Nov. 18 faculty lecture
Beginner grantwriting workshop held at Union
Expert discusses fire management Nov. 20
school receives bronze award for graduates choosing family medicine
NDUS chancellor search committee meets
Faculty award nominations accepted through Nov.
Graduate committee approves outside employment policy
for graduate students
Make arrangements now to receive free records destruction
Spring ESL teaching position available in China
Veterans Day holiday hours listed
Insurance coverage available for U-sponsored field
Severe weather policy detailed
Report icy conditions to facilities
Information proviced on FlexComp, new IRS rule
Parking lot counts completed
2004 Founders Day honorees sought
Studio One lists topics
Mortar Board plans turkey drive
Mothers of children age 3-5 sought for study
Human Nutrition Center seeks volunteers for studies
Yoga classes held at Lotus Center
Items for sale to public on bids
creative, and publication awards listed
sought for research facilities improvement
Research, grant opportunities listed
LeBel will head law school
A law professor at Florida State University College of Law will
be the next dean of the School of Law. Paul A. LeBel will start
his duties May 14, 2004.
He will succeed Jerry Davis, who served as dean for nearly 20
years until December 2002, when he became dean of the Appalachian
School of Law in Grundy, Va. Candace Zierdt is serving as interim
A nationally recognized expert on tort law, Paul LeBel has been
at Florida State University College of Law since 1997, and has
also served as dean of the college. Prior to joining Florida State
University, LeBel taught for 15 years at the Marshall-Wythe School
of Law, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., where
he was the James Goold Cutler Professor of Law. He has also been
a visiting professor of law at the T.C. Williams School of Law
at the University of Richmond; associate professor at the School
of Law, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; a visiting professor
of law and a graduate teaching fellow at the College of Law, University
of Illinois; and a legal writing instructor at the College of
Law, University of Florida. LeBel earned his juris doctorate at
the University of Florida in 1977, and his A.B. with a major in
American Literature at George Washington University. An expert
in tort law, LeBel has authored many publications, including John
Barleycorn Must Pay: Compensating the Victims of Drinking Drivers
(University of Illinois Press, 1992).
named UND EPSCoR director; steering committee will have co-chairs
Effective Jan. 1, 2004, two significant changes
to the organization of ND EPSCoR will take place.
First, ND EPSCoR will support two directors so that each of the
state’s two research institutions will have a director on
site. Richard Schultz, associate professor of electrical engineering,
will assume duties as UND EPSCoR director Jan. 1. The UND EPSCoR
director is a part-time position at 50 percent effort. Dr. Schultz
will continue some of his teaching and research responsibilities
in electrical engineering. After Jan. 1, Dr. Schultz can be reached
at 415 Twamley Hall, 777-2492, in regard to ND EPSCoR initiatives
and related issues. The presence of an additional EPSCoR director
located on the UND campus is in response to longstanding faculty
interest in this regard.
Second, the responsibilities of the chairperson of the ND EPSCoR
steering committee will be divided between the state’s two
research institutions. Effective January 1, the vice presidents
for research at UND and NDSU will co-chair the ND EPSCoR steering
committee to best leverage EPSCoR funding in meeting the research
strategic aims at each institution. Membership on the committee
will remain as before, with an equal distribution of faculty representing
both research institutions. – Peter Alfonso, vice president
is a member of the Roundtable on Higher Education
President Charles E. Kupchella is a member of
the Roundtable on Higher Education, which met Oct. 21 in Bismarck.
Members of the Roundtable on Higher Education recognize the University
System as an integral part of expanding and diversifying the state’s
economy and enhancing the quality of life for all North Dakotans.
Its 58 members include representatives of the legislative and
executive branches, state government, the private sector, the
University System and other key stakeholders.
“The Roundtable on Higher Education has been a key factor
in unleashing the potential of the University System to serve
as a primary economic engine in North Dakota,” said Sen.
Ray Holmberg, roundtable chair. “We are now beginning to
realize the benefits of the work of the roundtable, and it’s
amazing how much has been accomplished. After this meeting, I’m
even more convinced we have moved mountains, but there are more
Formed in 1999, the group has received national attention and
awards for its visionary approach to creating a brighter future
for the state and its citizens.
Kupchella is a member of the educational excellence task force,
one of six roundtable groups that focus on specific ways to create
a university system for the future.
“Universities have become more nimble and far better able
to deal with challenges and opportunities. More public, education
and civic leaders have come to see an important role for universities
in creating a new future for the state – both in terms of
the traditional role of universities and in our expanded, direct
involvement in economic development,” Kupchella said.
Members of the Roundtable on Higher Education identify roles and
responsibilities for all stakeholders of the University System
and provide input to the legislative interim Committee on Higher
Education. The next meeting of the group is tentatively scheduled
for June 15, 2004.
deadline for University Letter articles is Monday
D ue to the Veterans Day holiday Tuesday, Nov. 11, the University
Letter article deadline has been moved to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov.
10. This will allow University Letter to be printed and
received on schedule across campus. Please send articles
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. -- Jan Orvik,
editor, University Letter.
plays at Red River High school
The Red River High School department of fine arts
presents “Camelot,” Thursday through Saturday, Nov.
6-8, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. Join us for an
adventure of mythical proportions. King Arthur, Queen Guenevere
and the Knights of the Round Table come to life in this classic
Lerner and Lowe musical. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students
and seniors. Reserved seating. For reservations, please call 746-2411.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Red River Department of Fine Arts.
Ridge scientist presents LEEPS lecture
Lawrence Anovitz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
will present the next LEEPS lectures. At noon Friday, Nov. 7,
he will present “Obsidian Hydration Dating: Old Problems
and New Approaches to Glass Corrosion,” in 100 Leonard Hall.
At 3 p.m. that afternoon, 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.
department plans Nov. 7 seminar
The biology department will hold a seminar Friday,
Nov. 7, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. Wendy Reed, from the zoology
department at NDSU, will present “Maternal Effects in American
Coots: Consequences for Survival and Growth.”
Dr. Reed is currently studying the population of American coots
(Fulica americana) breeding in the prairie couteau region of central
North Dakota. In one of her new research projects she is evaluating
the impact of West Nile virus and immune function on reproduction
in yellow-headed blackbirds. Dr. Reed has also been involved in
research on dark-eyed juncos as part of postdoctoral research
at Indiana University. – Biology department.
will honor Bruce Helgerud
A reception in honor of Bruce Helgerud, student
financial aid administrator, is set for 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday,
Nov. 7, in the Edna Twamley Room, Twamley Hall. Please join us
to congratulate him on his most recent award: the Rocky Mountain
Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators’ Ron
Smout Award for Teaching and Mentoring. This award is presented
to an individual who, over a sustained period of years, has provided
mentoring and encouragement to financial aid professionals in
the eight-state RMASFAA region.
Please join us. – Peggy Pazderic, financial aid.
community folk dance held Nov. 8
North Country Fiddle and Dance will hold a free
potluck and community folk dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
8, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Bring a dish
to share, then dance at 7 p.m. All dances taught, and you can
learn reels, simple squares, circle mixers and New England contras.
Live music is by North Country String Band and friends. Donations
will be taken at the door. – Jan Orvik, editor, for Jeanne
O’Neil, North Country Fiddle and Dance.
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet Monday, Nov.
10, at 3 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall.
1. Approval of minutes from Oct. 20.
2. Teaching and learning has the following course changes:
T&L 421, Transition to Adult Life from 2 to 3 credits
with a course description change;
T&L 578 Behavior Management for Special Needs Students
from 2 to 3 credits, with a course description change;
T&L 552, Inclusive Methods from 2 to 3 credits with
a course description change;
T&L 551, Advanced Assessment/Special Needs Students
— change in prerequisites from T&L 423 to include
prerequisites T&L 421, 552, and 578;
3. Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics, PPT 521, Graduate
Seminar in PPT — request to change from regular grading
to S/U grading only.
4. Request for a new course in nursing: Nursing 521, Foundations
of Anesthesia Practice.
5. Change in program requirements for the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization
to include the new course, Nursing 521, and an array of additional
6. Discussion on using the graduate committee as reviewers of
the academic year scholarships and fellowships.
7. Status report of program review subcommittees: Please be prepared
to tell us how you are progressing.
8. Matters arising.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
renewable energy week is Nov. 10-14
Renewable energy such as alternative fuels, biomass,
wind, and hydrogen fuel cells will be the focus of a weeklong
event at the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental
Research Center Nov. 10-14.
The week will include a Governors’ Ethanol Coalition (GEC)
meeting, the Biomass II Heat and Power Workshop, and an open house
for the EERC’s new $8 million facilities.
The GEC meeting will be held at the EERC Wednesday, Nov. 12, at
11:45 a.m. The 29-member coalition, chaired by Gov. John Hoeven,
will develop long-term objectives for the GEC pertaining to proposed
legislation for renewable fuel standards.
The Biomass II Heat & Power Workshop, starting Thursday, Nov.
13, will focus on emerging technologies in biomass for heat and
power. During this all-day workshop, participants will learn about
the different types of biomass and how they provide fuel resource
opportunities, discuss new technology, and develop opportunities
for biomass utilization in their business or community.
“The EERC is the leader in renewable energy for this region
and, in certain topics, for the entire United States,” said
Director Gerald Groenewold. “We have set aside this week
as an opportunity to help others understand the exceptional resources,
programs, and partnerships we have at the EERC and how they provide
opportunities to enhance our region’s economy and guarantee
our nation’s energy security.”
The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. in the EERC’s new facility.
Gov. John Hoeven will address attendees of the GEC meeting and
Biomass Workshop during the luncheon at noon in the main lobby
of the new building. Guests will also have the opportunity to
tour the EERC’s pilot plant facilities and see a demonstration
of the mobile renewable energy power plant beginning at 1 p.m.
During the Biomass II Workshop, an open house of the EERC’s
new 47,000-square foot expansion will also be held. Construction
on the building began July 30, 2002, and the building is now ready
for occupancy. See firsthand the building’s environmentally
friendly design, which includes geothermal wells, fly ash concrete,
higher-efficiency light fixtures, and gypsum wallboard. Tours
for the media will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.
Tours for the public will be offered Friday, Nov. 14, from 2 to
Biomass II is organized and sponsored by the EERC, the North Dakota
Department of Commerce Division of Community Services, the North
Dakota Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Other
sponsors include Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Great River
Energy, Minnkota Power Cooperative, Montana-Dakota Utilities Resources
Foundation, Otter Tail Power Company, and Xcel Energy. To learn
more or register, visit www.undeerc.org/biomassII or call 777-5068.
– Energy & Environmental Research Center.
Arts Center lists events
Following are upcoming events at the Empire Arts
Center: Monday, Nov. 10, the Grand Forks Central High School Orchestra
will perform at 8 p.m. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, we will show
the movie “A Farewell to Arms” at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
And on Thursday, Nov. 13, the Grand Forks Red River High School
Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. – Jan Orvik, editor,
for Mark Landa, Empire Arts Center.
Flu shot clinics
UND faculty, staff, and students are invited to
take advantage of the flu shot clinics listed below. The clinics
at the student health promotion office in the Memorial Union which
were originally reserved for students have been opened up for
faculty and staff.
Flu shots are recommended for:
• People 50 years of age and older.
• Those at high risk for influenza related complications,
including those who have serious health problems such as: asthma,
diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, lung disease and HIV/AIDS/other
immune system deficiencies.
• Household contacts of the persons who are at high risk
and health care workers.
• Women who will be in their second or third trimester of
pregnancy during the flu season. These women will need their doctor’s
written permission to receive the vaccine at the clinics.
Flu shots are encouraged for:
• Household contacts of infants and toddlers from age 0
to 23 months of age and healthy children age 6-23 months.
• People living in residence halls or other group living
• Anyone else who wants to reduce their chance of catching
Wednesday, Nov. 12, general flu shot clinics: 7:45 to 9:30 a.m.,
151 Odegard Hall; 10 a.m. to noon, 303 Twamley Hall; 1 to 3:30
p.m., 5520 School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Thursday, Nov. 13, general flu shot clinics: 9 to 11 a.m., Prairie
Room, EERC, faculty and staff, including nutrition lab personnel;
4:30 to 7 p.m., lower level, Room 55, Wilkerson Hall.
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 by 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 Croeker,
student health promotions.
Night features Ukraine
Join us at the International Centre, 2908 University
Ave., at 7 p.m. Thursdays for International Night. Thursday, Nov.
13, will feature Ukraine. Enjoy international cuisine, learn about
different cultures and make new friends. – International
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.
and Sadeh will sign books Nov. 13
Stephen Johnson (space studies) has written The
Secret of Apollo: Systems Management in American and European
Space Programs, published last year. The book has been awarded
the “Emme” award from the American Astronautical Society
for the best aerospace literature of 2003. Eligar Sadah (space
studies) has authored Space Politics and Policy. Both will conduct
a book signing Thursday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Barnes
& Noble Bookstore.
exam set for Kathy Brock Enger
The final examination for Kathy Brock Enger, a
candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in educational leadership,
is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in Room 208, Education Building.
The dissertation title is “Analysis of Articles Published
in Eight Selected Higher Education Journals on Selected Variables
to Reveal Scholarly Development of the Discipline.” Donald
Lemon (educational leadership) is the committee chair.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. – Joseph Benoit,
dean, graduate school.
outreach outlines degrees after hours program
UND is hosting a community outreach Thursday,
Nov. 13, at the Best Western Town House, downtown Grand Forks,
from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to help people learn more about the degrees
after hours program. People interested in getting their degree
through correspondence by mail, online or on evenings and weekends,
can stop by and ask college representatives specific questions
about what courses and degrees are available. UND staff from admissions,
enrollment services, and financial aid will be available to answer
Twenty-three degrees are now available at alternative times and
delivered by non-traditional means. Degrees are widely diverse
and range from a bachelor’s degree in general studies to
a master’s of science in aviation.
Please stop in Nov. 13, or check out the web site at www.conted.und.edu,
or call 777-2661 to learn more. – Continuing education.
Center hosts meditation retreat
The Lotus Meditation Center will host a non-residential
insight meditation retreat Friday through Sunday, Nov. 14-16.
The visiting teacher will be John Travis. The fee is $80 and includes
two meals. scholarships are available. Please contact Lora at
787-8839 for registration information. The retreat begins Friday
evening at 7 p.m. with a talk and meditation instructions and
is open to the public, free of charge. – Lora Sloen, Lotus
to take part in etiquette luncheon Nov. 15
Please encourage students to attend the annual
etiquette luncheon, sponsored by career services, Saturday, Nov.
15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes a four-course meal;
an etiquette presentation by Bruce Gjovig and Mae Marie Blackmore,
authors of “Pardon Me, Your Manners Are Showing”;
and a professional style presentation by Marshall Fields. The
fee for the event is $5 and students must sign up in the career
services office, 280 McCannel Hall, by Nov. 10. – Amber
LaVoy, career services/cooperative education.
Opera auditions set for Nov. 15
The 40th annual North Dakota auditions conducted
under the auspices of the Metropolitan Opera National Council
Auditions will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, at noon in the Josephine
Campbell Recital Hall of the Hughes Fine Arts Center. Floyd Anderson,
associate artistic director for the Minnesota Opera, will conduct
a vocal master class following the auditions. The public is cordially
invited to the auditions and master class. There is no charge.
The North Dakota District audition is part of a U.S.-Canadian
wide system of auditions held in over 40 state-wide districts
to find exceptionally talented young singers of opera between
the ages of 20 and 30, and assist them in their development. Information
on the auditions in North Dakota and the rest of the country can
be found at www.metopera.org/infodesk/council.html.
Historically, one or more singers from the North Dakota auditions
have advanced to the Upper Midwest Regional auditions, to be held
this year in St. Paul at the Ordway Theatre on Saturday, Jan.
31. The winner of the Upper Midwest Regional Auditions advance
with all expenses paid to the national finals March 14 and 21
in New York, held on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
The North Dakota auditions are supported by the Department of
Music, a generous financial grant from the University of North
Dakota Fellows, and individual contributors.
Call 777-3360 for more information. -- G. Paul Larson (economics),
director, North Dakota District of the Metropolitan Opera National
for Lunch” will focus on public display of 10 Commandments
“Public Display of the Ten Commandments:
Keep ‘Em or Move ‘Em” What Do You Think?”
will be the topic of Theology for Lunch, Tuesdays at noon, Wittenberg
Lutheran Chapel, 3120 Fifth Ave. N. A free lunch is included;
bring a friend.
The schedule follows: Nov. 18, Laura Rovner, associate professor,
School of Law, “Here’s the Case”; Nov. 25, “Where
Do Christians Stand?” conversations about faith and First
This event is sponsored by the Campus Ministry Association, St.
Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center,
Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, and United Campus Ministry. –
Thomas Petros, psychology.
Jim Antes will
present Nov. 18 faculty lecture
Jim Antes, professor of psychology and peace studies,
will present the next faculty lecture Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 4:30
p.m., in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. A social will precede
the talk at 4 p.m. The title of his talk is “Conflict Mediation:
How Does a Mediator Help? A Tale of Two Theories.”
workshop held at Union
A beginner grantwriting workshop will be held
Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the River Valley
Room, Memorial Union. The workshop will provide information on
effective planning, identifying the best funding sources, developing
and submitting a grant proposal, and follow-up activities.
Attendees will network with peers, gain a competitive edge in
grant development, and learn grant proposal writing techniques
from Lynette Krenelka, a veteran grant writer. She has extensive
experience in administration, teaching, consulting and participating
in the grantmanship process. The cost for the workshop is $215,
and the deadline for registration is Thursday, Nov. 13. For more
information or to register, call 777-2663, or visit www.conted.und.edu/grantwriting.
– Kristin Leinen, continuing education.
discusses fire management Nov. 20
“Fire-Dominated Ecosystems: A Working Model,”
will be presented by Lloyd P. Queen, director, National Center
for Landscape Fire Analysis and professor of remote sensing, University
of Montana, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Memorial Union
Lecture Bowl. A reception precedes the talk at 3:30 p.m. The talk,
part of the 2003 Distinguished Speaker Series, is sponsored by
UND’s Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment.
He will present a working model for developing and transferring
state-of-the-science technology in support of fire and fuels management
in the west. As the devastating recent wildfires in southern California
remind us, a new style of forest management is necessary.
Wildland fire seasons since 1988 have highlighted the need for
more active management of fire-adapted ecosystems in the Northern
Rockies. The foundation of any modern, integrated approach to
fire management is the availability and accessibility of quality
information concerning landscape conditions, fire risks, and institutional
capabilities to manage fire events.
In the past two decades, remarkable advances in fire sciences,
satellite imagery, and data retrieval point to the role that remote
sensing can play in assisting fire management professionals. Yet
there have been few systematic approaches to the incorporation
of new data systems into fire management operations.
With the establishment of the National Center for Landscape Fire
Analysis (NCLFA) at the University of Montana in June 2000, people
in the West are receiving information products and services that
improve the effectiveness of fire managers to protect people,
property, and resources from the risks associated with wildland
fire. Additional challenges and collaborative opportunities to
address forest landscape problems have emerged.
In addition to directing the NCLFA, Dr. Queen is a professor of
remote sensing in the department of forest management at the University
of Montana. He is also responsible for the information technology
curriculum in the College of Forestry and Conservation. –
George Seielstad, director, Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium.
U2 lists workshops
Below are U2 workshops for Nov. 17-21. Visit our
web site for additional workshops in November. The winter U2 newsletter
containing workshops for December - January will be arriving 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.
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.
Prevent Harassment, Promote Respect (instructor
led): Nov. 17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 130 Ryan Hall.
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
*Effective Management (limited seating): Nov.
18, 1 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn how to become an effective
manager through the use of encouragement, recognition, and motivation.
Explore strategies to replace “command and control”
with more effective communication. Presenters: Joy Johnson and
*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
school receives bronze award for graduates choosing family medicine
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has
been recognized again by a national family physicians’ group
for its success in encouraging a high percentage of medical graduates
to choose a career in family medicine.
The UND medical school recently was presented the Bronze Family
Practice Percentage Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians
in recognition of an average of 20.7 percent of its doctor of
medicine graduates in a three-year period, 2000-2002, entering
accredited family medicine residency programs.
In rural areas, those who practice family medicine are the most
sought-after because of their ability to provide a broad range
of health care services to patients of all ages.
The school has been recognized many times in the past by the AAFP
for the high proportion of graduates entering family medicine;
it has received a total of: three Gold Achievement Awards for
graduating an average of 30 percent or more students into family
medicine residency programs; six Silver Achievement Awards for
an average of 25-29.9 percent of graduates choosing family medicine
residency programs; and two Bronze Awards for averages of 20-24.9
percent of grads choosing family medicine.
The AAFP initiated the Family Practice Percentage Awards in 1992
to honor medical schools for their efforts in educating and motivating
students to choose careers as family physicians. – School
of Medicine and Health Sciences.
chancellor search committee meets
The first meeting of the chancellor search committee,
of which President Kupchella is a member, was held in Bismarck
Key actions included:
• review of the open meetings/open records laws as they
apply to search committees.
• review of the search profile with consultant Allen Koenig.
• discussion of the search timeline.
The search profile will be revised by Allen Koenig and forwarded
to the committee for approval. Although SBHE policy does not require
it, to develop clear consensus the profile will be provided to
the board for final approval later this week. A Chronicle of Higher
Education advertisement is tentatively scheduled for mid-November.
The new chancellor is tentatively scheduled to begin June 1, 2004.
– North Dakota University System.
award nominations accepted through Nov. 19
The outstanding faculty awards committee is now
accepting nominations for the following individual and departmental
• Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching (individual)
• Outstanding Graduate/Professional Teaching (individual)
• Excellence in Teaching, Research/Creative Activity and
Service - the “Faculty Scholar Award” (individual)
• Outstanding Faculty Development and Service (individual)
• Departmental Excellence in Teaching (department)
• Departmental Excellence in Service (department)
To nominate online, go to www.und.edu/awards/. Paper nomination
forms are also available at various locations around campus. Criteria
for all six awards are listed on the web site and the nomination
Additional nomination forms are available from the Office of Instructional
Development/Merrifield office, Room 12A (call Jana Hollands at
777-4998). – Libby Rankin, director, instructional development.
committee approves outside employment policy for graduate students
At the graduate committee meeting Oct. 20, the
following policy was approved. This will become effective January
Policy on outside employment for graduate assistants
The graduate school does not encourage outside employment for
graduate student assistants. Such employment may limit the ability
of the student to make satisfactory progress toward his/her degree.
Failure to make satisfactory progress toward their degree can
constitute grounds for dismissal.
Graduate assistants are expected to meet the terms of their appointment
in areas of teaching, research and/or service. These appointments
should not exceed 100 percent. The graduate school defines 100
percent effort for assistants as 50 percent employment and 50
percent coursework (½ time assistant) or 25 percent employment
and 75 percent coursework (1/4 time assistant). In unusual circumstances,
graduate assistants can serve as consultants to projects or activities
supported with University administered funds provided all of the
following criteria are satisfied: (1) The services of the graduate
student consultant are outside of the realm of their graduate
assistant responsibilities, (2) The services provided are limited
in scope and do not involve prolonged teaching or research activities,
(3) The combined activities, assistant plus consulting, cannot
exceed 120 percent effort, (4) The consulting fee is appropriate
considering the qualifications of the individual to be utilized,
and the nature of the services to be rendered. The hourly rate
should be no less than minimum wage, and (5) The overload must
be sanctioned by the graduate program director of the program
in which the student is enrolled and approved by the graduate
school dean. Notice of appointment forms are administered by the
graduate school. – Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
holiday hours listed
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education
directives, Tuesday, 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.
Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for Veterans 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.
Thormodsgard Law Library hours for Veterans Day are Tuesday, Nov.
11, noon to 9 p.m. – Jane Oakland, circulation manager,
Thormodsgard Law Library.
Information Technology Systems and Service will close for the
Veterans Day holiday at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, and will reopen
at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. – Marv Hanson, associate director,
The Memorial Union Veterans 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,
arrangements now to receive free records destruction
Those of you who have records to be destroyed
under the records retention policy who have not yet made arrangements,
and who wish to take advantage of free destruction, must make
sure your completed records disposal request form is received
in the Office of General Counsel by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10.
The records disposal request form can be found on the records
manager’s web site.
You will be notified when Minnkota will be here to pick up your
Please note that next week’s destruction will be the last
free service offered by Minnkota. – Julie Evans, general
ESL teaching position available in China
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.
coverage available for U-sponsored field trips
The University and its employees are protected
by the risk management fund for negligent acts or omissions of
employees, within the scope of their employment, that result in
damage to personal property, injury or death. Employees are covered
by this policy while accompanying students on field trips.
In addition to this coverage, the University purchases a travel
accident policy, funded by the vice president for finance and
operations, for students participating in University-sponsored
field trips. This policy provides the following insurance coverage
1. Accident medical expense, maximum benefit of $1,000 per person.
2. Accidental death and dismemberment, principal sum of $10,000.
This policy provides coverage for any accident that is not caused
by actions of the University of North Dakota or its employees.
Example: A student falls and breaks a leg while on a field trip
The travel accident coverage is only provided to those students
whose department has submitted a student field trip report prior
to the date of the field trip. All departments are strongly encouraged
to provide this coverage for their students. The student field
trip form may be retrieved off the web at www.safety.und.edu,
and should be 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, email@example.com
Following is information on the ConnectND project,
which will replace the current administrative system. For more
information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.
General updates now available online
The ConnectND general updates are captured and recorded through
web streaming. Due to their increasing importance as the project
moves toward implementation at the non-pilot campuses, the other
NDUS system updates will now also be web streamed by the Interactive
Video Network starting with the Thursday, Nov. 6, session. The
video archive on the ConnectND web site can be accessed to view
a missed session. However, everyone interested is encouraged to
participate in the sessions at the IVN sites whenever possible.
• Thursday, Nov. 6, 8 to 8:50 a.m., NDUS financial system;
• Thursday, Nov. 13, 9 to 9:50 a.m., ConnectND project update;
• Thursday, Nov. 20, 8 to 8:50 a.m., NDUS human resource
• Tuesday, Nov. 25, 8 to 8:15 a.m., NDUS student system;
• Thursday, Dec. 4, 8 to 8:50 a.m., NDUS financial system;
• Thursday, Dec. 11, 9 to 9:50 a.m., ConnectND project update.
• Tuesday, Dec. 16, 8 to 8:50 a.m., NDSU student system;
• Thursday, Dec. 18, 8 to 8:50 a.m., NDSU human resource
Everyone is invited to attend the IVN update sessions. Specific
locations are indicated on the calendar.
• Note: The IVN sessions are captured and recorded through
web streaming. Use the video archive to view a missed session
at a later date.
weather policy detailed
Following is the University’s severe weather
policy, revised February 2002.
For up-to-the minute information about University closure:
1. Tune to local radio or television.
2. Consult Cable Channel 3.
3. Call 777-6700.
Although such occurrences are rare, severe weather conditions
sometimes require the University to suspend services to protect
public health and secure the campus. In the event the University
must close, the public and campus community will be notified through
the local media and by deans, department chairs and other unit
The concentration of a large number of people within a relatively
small area means that emergency conditions at the University can
have an unusually large impact. Because of this and the high level
of public concern, it is important to have plans of action drawn
up in advance. Each emergency, however, is unique; thus these
plans must be general in nature and must be adapted as the specific
UND’s severe weather policy considers the situation of the
campus as a whole. The University will suspend services only under
extreme circumstances so that the minimum number of students will
lose educational time or opportunity. Information regarding the
suspension of classes, administrative functions, special events,
or specific building closures or openings will be given to the
Each individual has the ultimate responsibility of deciding for
himself or herself whether conditions are safe for travel. The
exercise of common sense is urged.
Deans, department heads and directors are encouraged to use good
judgment in accommodating individual employee circumstances, such
as distance to travel from home or child care obligations resulting
from public school closures during weather situations that do
not warrant suspension of University services. Such accommodations
could include late reporting, early release time, or leave time
as defined in the NDUS Human Resource Policy Manual.
Deans, department heads and directors must identify those University
facilities that are essential for public health and safety and
which must remain operational even under severe weather or emergency
conditions. They are responsible for notifying affected employees
of their responsibilities. Special transportation arrangements
may have to be considered for employees in those areas.
When the decision is made to suspend all or part of campus services
because of severe weather or other emergency conditions, information
will be given to media and also will be available by calling 777-6700.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL FACILITIES OR CAMPUS POLICE TO VERIFY THAT
THE UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED. These phone lines must remain open for
Listeners should consider the information on radio and television
to be accurate. The operational status of the University will
be reviewed regularly, and announcements will be made as to when
the campus will reopen.
If the decision to suspend campus operations is made during a
workday, deans, directors and department heads will be notified
and asked to pass along the information to their employees.
If weather conditions deteriorate during the course of an athletic,
theater or other University function, spectators/participants
will be advised through the public address system. Announcements
will include travel advisories. If no travel is advised, spectators/participants
will be urged to remain at the facility until conditions improve.
In no case will an event be canceled unless the UND director of
facilities, in consultation with the UND vice president for finance
and operations, makes such a decision. When a cancellation/release
decision is made, the information will be given to local media.
The UND vice president for finance and operations is responsible
for overall emergency operations. The highest-ranking person within
each division/department assumes responsibility for assigned emergency
duties in that unit. Staff and other full-time employees are responsible
to their respective supervisors/heads for assisting in the execution
of emergency plans.
The University of North Dakota will consult with the City of Grand
Forks, the Grand Forks Public School District, Meridian Environmental
Technology, and the North Dakota Highway Patrol in making operational
decisions concerning storm situations.
Students/instructors: Even when the University is open and classes
have not been cancelled, individual instructors, who live at some
distance from campus may not have been able to reach the campus.
Students may be well-advised to call the department or the instructor
for information about particular classes/instructors. –
Duane Czapiewski, chief of police, 777-3491.
icy conditions to facilities
The weather has caused icy conditions on our parking
lots, roads, and sidewalks. We will continue to salt and sand
to reduce the slipperiness as much as possible. Please report
any hazardous conditions to facilities, 777-2591. There are some
things you can do to help reduce the risk of falling on ice. Here
are some helpful hints.
1. Wear boots or overshoes with grip soles. Slick leather or rubber
soles on dress shoes are unsafe on ice.
2. Don’t walk with your hands in your pockets. This reduces
your balance if you slip on the ice.
3. Take short to medium steps or shuffle your feet in very icy
4. Don’t carry or swing heavy loads, such as large boxes
or cases, which could cause you to lose your balance when walking.
5. When walking, curl your toes under and walk as flat-footed
6. Don’t step on uneven surfaces. Step well over or avoid
curbs with ice on them.
7. Place your full attention on walking. Don’t allow your
attention to be divided by getting your keys out of your pocket,
digging in your pocketbook for items, etc., while walking on ice.
-- Paul Clark, associate director of facilities.
Terry Stratton, technical support specialist for
ITSS, died Monday, Nov. 3, in Illinois. He began his UND career
as a data control clerk at ITSS in 1990, and moved to EERC in
1993, where he worked as a programmer. He returned to ITSS in
1999. He is survived by his wife, Martha.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Stennes Funeral home, Grand
Forks. A full obituary will appear in next week’s University
Letter. -- Jan Orvik, editor.
on FlexComp, new IRS rule
Following are FlexComp reminders and information
regarding a new IRS rule for over-the-counter medications effective
Jan. 1, 2004.
FlexComp (FSA) Reminders:
1. New IRS rule and guidelines for over-the-counter medications
are located on the payroll web page at www.und.edu/dept/payroll/
Forms: FSA (flexible spending accounts) information. This is meant
to be a guide only and is subject to change.
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. Please be advised that the 90-day window will still apply
for the 2003 plan year (claims for 2003 plan year will be accepted
through March 31, 2004).
3. Minimum check reimbursement is $25, unless the remaining balance
is less. Then you may be paid out the total amount the last month
of the plan year (December).
4. FlexComp forms are located online at: http://www.und.edu/dept/payroll
5. Dependent care expenses that must be paid in advance cannot
be reimbursed until after the services have been rendered.
New IRS rule:
On Sept. 3, 2003, the Treasury Department and the IRS published
Revenue Ruling 2003-102 which states that reimbursements can be
made from a medical spending account for drugs purchased without
a physician’s prescription (over-the-counter).
In order to submit claims, a detailed cash register receipt must
be submitted to substantiate your request, which will need to
include the name of the store/pharmacy, date of purchase, the
name of the item(s) (example: Advil, Immodium, Neosporin, Claritin,
etc.) and the price.
Eligible medical care expenses include the amounts paid for the
“diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of
disease and for treatments affecting any part or function of the
body. The expenses must be primarily to alleviate or prevent a
physical or mental defect or illness.”
Expenses that benefit an individual’s general health are
not expenses for medical care and are not eligible. Dietary supplements,
vitamins and cosmetics fit into the category of being for general
health, not for medical care and are not eligible.
If you have any questions, please call the payroll office at 777-4226.
– Heidi Strande, payroll office.
lot counts complete
The annual parking lot count was completed during
the last week of September, when the number of automobiles on
campus peaks. The number of vehicles on campus decreases each
week after this time. Please use this information as a reference
for your parking needs. If you have questions, please contact
the parking office at 777-3551.
This information is based on the average parking spaces available
on the hour, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
following lots had available spaces at any time.
||Gustafson - except Tuesdays
|Chester Fritz Auditorium
|6th Ave. N.
||Upson - on Fridays
|Student lots east of Family Practice
|Student lots east of Barnes and Noble
|Student lots east of Englestad
||6th Ave. N.
|Old Engelstad lot
||East of Family Practice
|Columbia lot Friday
||Hyslop - Tuesday through Friday
||Starcher - Thursday and Friday
|Clifford lot - Tuesday through Friday
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,
a. have retired since July 1, 2003, or will retire by June 30,
b. have a minimum of 15 years of service to the university;
c. be (or have been) full-time employees or in a benefitted, part-time
position at the time of retirement (or be completing an approved
“phased” retirement); and
d. be making application for or receiving benefits through a UND-related
It is important that your list of eligible employees includes
the following information:
a. name of the employee
b. position/faculty rank currently held
c. department or unit
d. initial appointment date
e. mailing address and e-mail address
f. dates of any breaks in service (please identify whether these
breaks in service was compensated such as a developmental leave
or a leave of absence without compensation)
g. date of retirement (if applicable)
Please submit the names of eligible individuals and supporting
information to Tanya Northagen in the Office of the Vice President,
Student and Outreach Services, Box 7140, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
Studio One lists
This week, Studio One will feature stories on
military base closures and prostate cancer.
In two years, many military bases around the country could be
closed in an effort to save approximately 6.5 billion dollars
a year in government spending. Supporters of the Grand Forks Air
Force Base in Grand Forks, N.D., are taking steps to convince
officials it is vital to keep it open. We will look at the economic
impact a base closing has on its surrounding communities.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men over
the age of 50. Specialists say it is important to get screened
early, since there are few warning signs or symptoms. Urologist
Parker Eberwein will explain prevention and treatment options
for this disease.
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,
Manitoba.s – Studio One.
Board plans turkey drive
The UND Mortar Board chapter is conducting its
24th annual Mortar Board turkey basket drive.
Mortar Board, a senior honor society, strives for scholarship,
leadership, and service. Our main goal this fall is to provide
a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner to families in need. Last year
we raised enough food and donations to help provide dinner for
over 700 families. With your help and donations we can once again
help out those families who need it the most. Donations can be
sent to: Mortar Board, Box 8385, Grand Forks, ND 58202, or call
Kristi Nelson at (701) 7467-9397.
Needy families can sign up for the turkey baskets at the Grand
Cities Mall during the following days: Saturday, Nov. 8, from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 9, from noon to 6 p.m. –
Jan Orvik, editor, for Haley Wamstad, Mortar Board.
Mothers of children
age 3-5 sought for study
I am recruiting married and single mothers with
children aged 3, 4, or 5 to participate in a study about parenting.
Participation involves completion of seven questionnaires and
takes approximately 60 minutes. If you are interested, or would
like more information, please call Erin Tentis at 777-3212, or
e-mail email@example.com. Thank you. – Erin Tentis, graduate
teaching assistant, psychology.
Center seeks volunteers for studies
Protein and bone health
A new bone health study at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
Center will determine how protein from meat interacts with the
calcium in food and if the interaction affects bones.
Current public advice to the public for the prevention of osteoporosis
is to consume more calcium but to limit the intake of protein.
Recent findings are challenging this view. Dietary protein may
have a constructive role in bone metabolism.
We are seeking healthy postmenopausal women, ages 50-80, for study.
Participants can be on hormone replacement therapy, have had no
menses for three years and do not regularly use medications. Open
Maximum weight requirements: if 5' tall, 179 pounds maximum; if
5’2", maximum 191 pounds; if 5’4", maximum
203 pounds; if 5’6", 216 pounds maximum; if 5’8",
maximum 230 pounds; if 5’10", maximum 243 pounds.
Participants can learn $2,185. Second and last group of volunteers
will start in January. Don’t wait. Send in your applications
Minerals and bone health
Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans and costs over $14 billion
annually. Half of women over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related
fracture in their lifetime.
Researchers at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
Center want to know if taking minerals, such as copper and zinc,
with calcium supplements are more effective in protecting bones
compared to calcium alone in postmenopausal women.
Participants will receive calcium and multivitamin supplements
free for two years. In addition, they will receive either a copper/zinc
supplement or a placebo. Follow-up tests can be done in Grand
Forks or Fargo, depending on participants’ choice of location.
Postmenopausal women, ages 51-80, are encouraged to take part
in this study. Medications that do not interfere with calcium
absorption, such as synthroid and statins, are acceptable.
Participants can earn $750.
The USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is seeking
healthy males, ages 18-45, to participate in a 16-week broccoli/selenium
study. It has been shown that the mineral selenium may protect
against many different cancers including colon cancer.
Broccoli entreese, ½ cup maximum, will be served daily
for the study. You may combine your favorite food and drink with
the broccoli. There is even a two-week broccoli break. The study
requires eight nights at the Center. Participants must be nonsmokers
who do not regularly use medication.
Save money on groceries and you can earn $1,515 as well.
For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.
– Brenda Ling, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
Yoga classes held at
Yoga classes at the Lotus Meditation Center are
at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evening for beginners and mixed levels, and
at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for intermediates. The cost for single classes
is $10, and the full eight week sessions costs $65. For more information
or to register call Dyan Rey, instructor, at 772-8840 or 777-2257
(message only) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes continue through
Dec. 18 and then resume in early January. – Dyan Rey, art.
Items for sale to public
The University is offering for sale to the public
on a sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer
equipment, 6x12 wood shed, new carpet, dressers, and other miscellaneous
items. These may be seen at the central receiving warehouse on
the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between
the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 10-14.
We are closed Nov. 11. – Evelyn Albrecht and Lee Sundby,
creative, and publication awards listed
he Senate scholarly activities committee received
three research and creativity grant applications, requesting a
total of $4,774, and one publication application requesting $1,500
in response to the October call for proposals. The following awards
were made at the committee meeting Oct. 24:
Research and creative activity awards
Jason Lane (teaching and learning), $2,052 for “Public Goals
and Higher Education Priorities: Goal Congruence between Government
Officials and Public Post-Secondary Leaders”; Kathleen McLennan
(theatre arts), $1,000 for “Research for Play Development
for Musical Based on Lewis and Clark Expedition by Arthur Kopit”;
Elizabeth Ann Scharf (anthropology), $1,722, for “Evaluation
of Field Sites for Vegetation Reconstructions and Evaluation of
Long-Term Human Impacts on the Ecological Systems of the Interior
Gulf Coast, USA.”
James Mochoruk (history), $1,500, for publication of Formidable
Heritage: Manitoba’s North and the Cost of Development.
– James Hikins (communication), chair, Senate scholarly
Preproposals sought for
research facilities improvement
The National Center For Research Resources (NCRR)
has issued a solicitation for proposals to its extramural research
facilities improvement program. The program provides support to
expand, remodel, renovate, or alter existing research or animal
facilities or construct new research or animal facilities which
are to be used for basic and clinical biomedical and behavioral
research and research training. The principal objective is to
facilitate and enhance conduct of PHS-supported biomedical and
behavioral research by supporting the costs of designing and constructing
non-federal basic and clinical research facilities to meet biomedical
or behavioral research, research training, or research support
needs of an institution or a research area at an institution.
Because UND may submit only two applications to the program in
the same fiscal year (providing that they encompass different
scopes and are from two different “stand alone” components
of the University), a committee will be set up to conduct an internal
review of preproposals. The NCRR deadline is Feb. 18, 2004. Preproposals
should address the following points:
• Plans for architectural designs for the facility
• Provide cost estimates for facilities construction
• Justify space requirements for support staff
• Clearly define the impact of the proposed construction
on PHS-funded research for existing and future research projects.
• Provide succinct descriptions of specific research activities
that will benefit from the construction.
• Provide biographical sketches (no more than 2 pages) of
the principal investigator, the program director, and investigators
who will be major users of the facilities.
Preproposals should be no more than five pages in length (excluding
biographical sketches) using a reasonable format (one inch margins,
font size 11, single-spaced). Preproposals are due in the Office
of Research and Program Development by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec.
1. Criteria used for reviewing preproposals will conform to the
guidelines included in the program announcement which can be found
Investigators will be notified of the review results as soon as
possible in order to provide as much time as possible to prepare
a final proposal for submission.
The program will use the NIH research facilities construction
grant mechanism (C06). Matching funds ($1 to $1) will be required
for the specific project awarded. The maximum award amount will
be $4.0 million for all applicants. Facility construction that
may be supported under this program includes construction of new
facilities, additions to existing buildings, completion of uninhabitable
“shell” space in new or existing buildings, and major
alterations and renovations. The acquisition and installation
of fixed equipment such as casework, fume hoods, large autoclaves,
or biological safety cabinets are allowed. – William Gosnold,
interim director, Office of Research and Program Development.
Research, grant opportunities
Following are research and grant opportunities.
For additional information, contact the Office of Research and
Program Development at 777-4278 or email@example.com.
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.
Support for education, training and research in the field of human
nutrition. Deadline: 12-31-03. Contact: Dale Baum, 989-832-5678;
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA AND IMMUNOLOGY (AAAAI)
Education and Research Trust (ERT) Clinical Research Grant–Support
for clinician-initiated, short-term research projects in the clinical
setting that advance knowledge or treatment of allergy, asthma,
and immunology. Deadline: 12-31-03. Contact: American Academy
of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 414-272-6071; firstname.lastname@example.org;
AMERICAN TINNITUS ASSOCIATION (ATA)
Funding for research related to the treatment and cure of tinnitus.
Contact: American Tinnitus Association National Headquarters,
1-800-634-8978, ext. 215 or 503-248-9985; email@example.com; http://www.ata.org/research/.
Deadlines: 12-31-03, 6-30-04.
CARNEGIE INSTITUTION OF WASHINGTON
Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to conduct research,
in the areas of high-pressure physics and chemistry, organic and
biogeochemistry, mineral physics, and petrology, at world-class
facilities. Contact: Wesley T. Huntress, Jr., 202-686.2410; firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://www.gl.ciw.edu/employment/postdoc1.php. Deadline: 12-31-03.
CHRONIC FATIGUE AND IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME (CFIDS) ASSOCIATION
OF AMERICA, INC.
Research Grants Program–Support for pilot projects in the
following general priority areas: possible causes of, and diagnostic
markers of CFS; underlying pathophysiology of CFS; and epidemiology,
natural history, and pathophysiology of CFS in adolescents and
children. Deadline: 12-31-03. Contact: Kris Hopkins, 704-364-0016,
ext. 105; email@example.com; http://www.cfids.org/resources/grant-policies.asp.
DELTA KAPPA GAMMA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Project Grants provide support for women scholars to study and
conduct research. Contact: Nancy L. Noll, 512-478-5748 or 888-762-4685;
DYSTONIA MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Contract Awards support development of new tools for dystonia
research for development of reagents, new animal models, proteomics,
cell cultures models, and/or new assays suitable for drug screening.
Fahn Awards assist postdoctoral students in establishing careers
in research relevant to the nature, manifestation, etiology, genetics,
or treatment of dystonia. Dystonia Research Grants support research
at the genetic, molecular, cellular, systems or behavioral levels
that may lead to a better understanding of the pathophysiology
of and new therapies for any or all forms of dystonia. Deadline:
1-15-04. Contact: 312-755-0198; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Fellowship Program–Support to assist post-doctoral students
establish careers in dystonia research, including genetics, new
treatments, the anatomy and physiology of the basal ganglia, development
of immunoreagents for TorsinA protein and studies of normal and
mutant TorsinA biology, including protein-protein interactions,
structural biology, and development of model systems for studies
of TorsinA biology. Deadline and Contact: See above.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Environmental Statistics Research: Novel Analyses of Human Exposure
Related Data–Support for research to develop innovative
statistical methods and models for applications on existing exposure
related data, including, but not limited to, chemical concentrations
in environmental media, human behavior and activity patterns,
temporal and spatial variability, and demographic information.
Deadline: 1-14-04. Contact: Cris Saint, 202-564-6909;
INTERNATIONAL UNION AGAINST CANCER (UICC)
Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial (YY) UICC International Cancer Study
Grants support bilateral research projects abroad that exploit
complementary materials or skills, including advanced training
in experimental methods or special techniques. Deadlines: 1-1-04,
7-1-04. Contact: International Union Against Cancer, Telephone:
+41 (22) 809-18-40; http://fellows.uicc.org/fell3yy.shtml.
JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL (JDRF)
Career Development Awards support clinically relevant or basic
research of individuals in the first 5 years of their career as
an independent investigator. Relevant areas of research are those
aimed at the restoration and maintenance of normal blood glucose
in people with Type 1 diabetes, particularly research focused
on the use of cell based therapies; prevention and treatment of
complications of diabetes; and prevention of the disease. Postdoctoral
Fellowships provide support for full-time research training in
areas that reflect the JDF research mission goals, with an emphasis
on clinical research. Deadline: 1-15-04, 8/15/04. Contact: Grant
Administrator, 212-479-7565; email@example.com; http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=50A955D9-FE4E-041D-9C478ED1C71196EC.
Innovative Grants provide funding to develop preliminary data
and/or test feasibility of an innovative idea. Applicants must
hold an M.D., D.M.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., or equivalent and have a
faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical
school, or other research facility. Deadline and Contact: See
above or http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=EB9D7495-2A5E-7B6E-1B0EADA030969EBC.
Regular Research Grants provide support for new and/or established
researchers to explore feasibility and development of projects
investigating the cause, treatment, prevention, and/or cure of
diabetes and its complications, including exploratory proposals
that may not have substantial preliminary data but have a sound
research development plan considered to be of high priority to
the JDRF. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=EB9C767E-2A5E-7B6E-160825450750B4D9.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD)
Nutrition and Development, Treatment, and Prevention of HIV Disease
in Women, Infants, and Children–Support for new and experienced
basic scientists, epidemiologists, and clinical investigators
to conduct research to further understanding of the relationship
between nutrition and HIV. Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04. Contact:
Jack Moye, Jr., 301-496-7350; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-163.html
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Cooperative Centers for Translational Research on Human Immunology
and Biodefense–Support for basic and translational research,
and to create infrastructure to promote and coordinate multidisciplinary
research in human immunology as it relates to defense against
agents of bioterrorism and emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases.
Deadlines: 12-12-03 (Letter of Intent); 1-13-04 (Appication).
Contact: Helen Quill, 301-496-7551; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-03-015.html.
International Studies of AIDS-Associated Co-Infections (ISAAC)–Support
for clinical research to determine the spectrum, incidence, clinical
manifestations, and outcomes of co-infections in a specific region,
and evaluate pathogenic interactions between HIV and endemic infections.
Contact: Elizabeth Higgs, 301-496-2544; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-03-036.html.
Deadlines: 12-12-03 (Letter of Intent); 1-13-04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol and HIV/AIDS Data Sets–Support
for use of existing datasets to study the relationship between
alcohol use, engagement in high-risk sexual behaviors, and exposure
to HIV infection; the contribution of alcohol use toward progression
of HIV/AIDS, including its contribution toward opportunistic infections
that accompany HIV (e.g., tuberculosis [TB], hepatitis C virus
[HCV], etc.); and the impact of alcohol use on adherence to therapies
for HIV/AIDS and consequently on patient outcomes. Deadlines:
1-2-04, 5-1-04. Contact: Michael Hilton, 301-402-9402; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Loan Repayment Program (CR-LRP): Clinical Research), Contraception
and Infertility Research,, Health Disparities Research (HDR-LRP),
Clinical Researchers From Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Pediatric
Research (PR-LRP)–Educational loan repayment up to $35,000
annually and tax liabilities payments equal to 39% of total loan
repayments credited to the IRS to offset Federal taxes . Deadline:
12-31-03. Contact: National Institutes of Health, 866-849-4047;
(for health disparities research) or http://www.lrp.nih.gov/about/extramural/intro.htm#disadvantaged
Collaborative R01s for Clinical and Services Studies of Mental
Disorders and AIDS (CSMD)–Support for collaborative intervention
trials and other clinical and services studies at two or more
Complications of Antiretroviral Therapy–Support for research
on fundamental biochemical or pathogenic mechanisms of metabolic
complications associated with HIV-disease and antiretroviral therapy.
Contact: Barbara Laughon, 301-402-2304; firstname.lastname@example.org;
1-2-04, 5-1-04, 9-1-04.
Economic Evaluation of Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention Services
for HIV/AIDS–Support for research on the economics of HIV/AIDS
services utilized in conjunction with drug abuse treatment or
prevention services. Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04. Contact: William
S. Cartwright, 301-443-4060; WC34B@NIH.GOV; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-164.html.
Enrolling Women and Minorities in HIV/AIDS Research Trials–Support
for projects studying innovative strategies for enrolling women
and racial or ethnic minorities in HIV/AIDS clinical research
trials. Contact: Matthew Murguia, 301-435-7164; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04, 9-1-04.
Glial Cell Inflammatory Mechanisms of HIV-1 Induced Cell Injury
in the Nervous System–Support for research into the role
of neuroinflammation in initiation and expansion of cellular injury
and death in the context of HIV-1 infection of the central nervous
system (CNS). Deadline: 1-2-04. Contact: Michael Nunn, 301-496-1431;
HIV-1 Infection of the Central Nervous System–Support for
studies ranging from basic research to clinical diagnosis and
treatment that will provide the foundation for rapid development
of therapeutic interventions to prevent and treat effects of HIV-1
on the central nervous system (CNS). Multidisciplinary research
teams and collaborative alliances are encouraged. Deadline: 1-2-04.
Contact: Jeymohan Joseph, 301-443-3012; firstname.lastname@example.org;
HIV Pathogenesis in Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)–Support
for studies focusing on basic mechanisms of HIV infection and
disease in women, including expansion of ongoing studies and new
studies. Studies may address, in detail, biological aspects of
HIV infection and how such aspects affect women’s health.
Contact: Carolyn M. Williams, 301-402-2305; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-084.html.
Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04, 9-1-04.
HIV Therapeutics: Targeting Research Gaps–Support for studies
in areas identified as underexplored in current HIV therapeutics
research, including discovery and validation of viral and cellular
targets for which no FDA-approved therapeutic agents exist. Deadlines:
1-2-04, 5-1-04. Contact: Sandra Bridges, 301-496-8198; firstname.lastname@example.org;
HIV Treatment Adherence Research–Support for studies addressing
the role of adherence through all phases of treatment and illness,
the need o broaden the scope of interventions to enhance treatment
adherence, and the importance of tailoring methodological and
intervention advances to the special needs and context of affected
populations. Deadline: 1-2-04. Contact: Christopher M. Gordon,
301-443-1613; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-073.html.
Innovation Grant Program: Approaches in HIV Vaccine Research–Support
to use novel and innovative vaccine discovery and development
concepts in research, with emphasis on supporting prophylactic
vaccine research projects that are particularly innovative, novel,
may be high risk/high impact, and that exhibit potential to advance
AIDS prophylactic vaccine design or evaluation. Deadline: 1-2-04.
Contact: Jon Warren, 301-402-0633; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-082.html.
Innovation Grants for AIDS Research–Support to test novel
and significant hypotheses for which there is scant precedent
or limited preliminary data and which, if confirmed, would have
a substantial impact on current thinking and understanding of
HIV/AIDS; or projects that develop innovative techniques or methodologies
with in vivo relevance that will provide new insights into HIV
pathobiology. Deadline: 1-2-04. Contact: Nabila M. Wassef, 301-
435-3751; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-03-020.html
Liver and Pancreatic Disease in HIV Infection–Support for
clinical and basic research focused on the pathogenesis and therapeutics
of the liver and pancreatic disease associated with co-infections
that occur in patients with HIV infection or metabolic complications
associated with treatment of HIV infection. Specifically targeted
co-infections include hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C
virus (HCV). Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04. Contact: Frank Hamilton,
301-594-8877; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-117.html.
Molecular Epidemiology of Cancers Associated with Acquired Immunodeficiency–Support
for interdisciplinary studies to better understand the molecular
epidemiology and role of cofactors in the etiology and pathogenesis
of preneoplastic conditions and cancers occurring among persons
infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Contact:
Vaurice Starks, 301-402-9375; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-024.html.
Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04, 9-1-04.
New Technologies for HIV and HIV Vaccine Related Research–Support
for novel and innovative research for development of improved
technologies for detecting HIV; utilization of novel technologies
to evaluate immune responses to HIV vaccines, as well as expansion
of the range and scope of immune functions currently measured
in HIV vaccine trials; and utilization of novel technologies to
measure and correlate immune responses responsible
for/associated with efficacy of non-HIV licensed vaccines. Deadline:
1-2-04. Contact: Patricia D’Souza, 301-496-8379; PD6N@NIH.GOV;
Pharmacogenomics of Mood and Anxiety Disorders–Support
for studies that correlate responses to drugs used to treat mood
or anxiety disorders with genetic variation, and create a knowledge
base of information linking drug response phenotypes to genotypes.
Deadines: 1-12-04 (Letter of Intent); 2-12-04 (Application). Contact:
Steven O. Moldin, 301-443-2037; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-04-001.html.
Research on Alcohol and HIV/AIDS–Support for research to
identify and characterize the role of alcohol, drinking behaviors,
and drinking environments in epidemiology and natural history,
pathogenesis, prevention, treatment, and control of HIV/AIDS.
Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04, 9-1-04. Contact: Kendall Bryant, 301-402-9389;
Research on HIV/STD Prevention Messages–Support for studies
examining interrelationships among various attributes of communication
about HIV risk and prevention, and consequences of communication
for individuals, groups, and populations; and research examining
how people consume, understand, retain, and use or act upon information
about HIV risk and prevention. Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04, 9-1-04.
Contact: Susan Newcomer, 301-435-6981; Snewcomer@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-139.html.
Research on Social Networks and HIV Risk Prevention–Support
for basic, applied, and methodological research to advance knowledge
about the influence of social networks on HIV risk and application
of that knowledge to HIV prevention and treatment efforts. Contact:
See above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-01-068.html.
Statistical Methods in HIV/AIDS Research–Support for development
of original statistical methods to advance understanding, treatment,
and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04, 9-1-04.
Contact: Misrak Gezmu, 301-435-3722; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-024.html.
Therapeutics Research on AIDS-Associated Opportunistic Infections
and Malignancies–Support for original and innovative preclinical
research to identify and characterize new, pathogen-specific or
malignancy-specific molecular targets, and develop promising therapeutic
approaches. Applications directly linking disease pathogenesis
to molecular target identification are encouraged. Deadlines:
1-2-04, 5-1-04. Contact: Chris Lambros, 301-435-3769; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Semen–Support
for studies to elucidate factors that determine HIV shedding in
the male genital tract, including studies that elucidate infectivity
of HIV in semen fractions, effect of antiretroviral therapy on
HIV infectivity in semen fractions, the relationship between immunobiology
of the male genital tract and HIV replication and infectivity,
and factors such as genital tract inflammation, which influence
HIV transmission through semen. Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04. Contact:
Leroy M. Nyberg, Jr., 301-594-7717; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
CISE Combined Research and Curriculum Development and Educational
Innovation Program (CRCD/EI)–Support for design, development,
testing, and dissemination of innovative approaches for increasing
effectiveness of educational experiences. Projects may involve:
integrating research results into courses and curricula; planning
mplementation of formal activities to publicize effective innovative
programs and IT concepts through workshops, publication and other
dissemination mechanisms; and creation of educational programs
and tools to address cutting edge IT, with emphasis on curricular
approaches that address recruitment and retention of women and
underrepresented minorities in IT educational programs. Deadline:
1-13-04. Contact: Anita J. La Salle, 703-292-5006; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Cultural Anthropology Grants–Support for basic scientific
research on the causes and consequences of human social and cultural
variation. The program solicits research of theoretical importance
in all substantive and theoretical subfields within the discipline
of cultural anthropology. Deadlines: 1-1-04, 8-1-04. Contact:
Stuart Plattner, 703-292-8758; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/anthro/start.htm.
Digital Society and Technologies (DST)–Support for effective
integration of Information Technologies (IT) into various enterprises
and social fabric. Areas of interest include, but are not limited
to: Universal Participation in a Digital Society, Collaborative
Intelligence, Management of Knowledge Intensive Enterprises, Management
of Knowledge Intensive Enterprises, and Transforming Enterprise.
Deadlines: 1-8-04, 12-6-04. Contact: Ephraim Glinert, 703-292-8930;
Human-Computer Interaction–Support for research and related
education activities fundamental to design and evaluation of systems
that mediate between computers and humans, which will lead to
creation of tomorrow’s new user interface software and technology.
Contact: See above or http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03610/nsf03610.htm.
Deadlines: 1-8-04, 12-6-04.
Human Language and Communication (HLC)–Support for research
and related education activities fundamental to development of
computer systems capable of analyzing, understanding, and generating
language, speech, and other forms of communication that humans
use naturally across a wide variety of situations. Deadlines:
1-8-04, 12-6-04. Contact: Mary P. Harper, 703-292-8930; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) Program
(NSF 01-116)–Funding to develop long-term partnerships among
industry, academe, and government. Contact: Alex Schwarzkopf,
703-292-8383; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf01116.
Deadlines: 12-31-03, 6-30-04 (Letter of Intent); 3-31-04, 9-30-04
Information and Data Management (IDM)–Support for research
and education activities fundamental to the design, implementation,
development, management, and use of databases, information retrieval,
and knowledge-based systems. Topics include design methodologies,
data, metadata, information, knowledge and process/event modeling,
information access and interaction, information integration, knowledge
discovery and visualization, and systems architecture and implementation.
Deadlines: 1-8-04, 12-6-04. Contact: Maria Zemankova, 703-292-8930;
Instrumentation for Materials Research (IMR)–Support for
acquisition and/or development of research instruments that provide
new capability and/or advance current capability to: discover
fundamental phenomena in materials; synthesize, process, and/or
characterize composition, structure, properties, and performance
of materials; and improve quality, expand the scope, and foster
and enable integration of research and education in research-intensive
environments. Deadline: 1-8-04. Contact: Guebre X. Tessema, 703-
292-4935; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04503/nsf04503.htm.
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) in Coastal Ocean Ecosystems–Support
for research emphasizing major ecological processes, and questions/hypotheses
germane to coastal marine ecological systems; research to further
understand predominant causes of ecological variability and/or
long-term change, and how populations, communities, and ecosystems
of the coastal ocean respond. Projects that extend traditional
ecological disciplines represented at LTER sites by incorporating
elements of behavioral, evolutionary, and physiological ecology
are particularly encouraged. The focus is on projects emphasizing
ecological systems of the outer coastlines, coastal oceans, and
Laurentian Great Lakes. Deadline: 1-13-04. Contact: Phillip R.
Taylor, 703-292-8582, email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03599/nsf03599.htm.
TRAINA (NICK) FOUNDATION
Support for projects involved with diagnosis, research, treatment,
and/or family support of manic-depression, suicide prevention,
child abuse and children in jeopardy, and assistance for struggling
musicians in the areas of health and mental illness. Deadline:
None. Contact: Traina Foundation, 415-771-4224; firstname.lastname@example.org;
THRASHER RESEARCH FUND
Funding for research on insufficiently studied medical conditions
that are severe or affect children in large numbers, with emphasis
on translational/clinical pediatric research. Deadline: None.
Contact: Thrasher Research Fund, 801-240-2838; http://www.thrasherresearch.org/submission_guidelines/0,7078,,00.html.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Training Program–Support for basic scientists and clinicians
interested in preparing for an academic research career in Psychoneuroimmunology.
Contact: Michael Irwin, 310-825-8281; email@example.com; http://www.cousinspni.org/pnipostfellowships.htm.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Research Fellowships Program–Support for research on rehabilitation
of individuals with disabilities. Deadline: 12/15/03. Contact:
Donna Nangle, 202-205-5880; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/pdf/03-26208.pdf.
Support for research focused on the complexity of innovation processes,
with emphasis on interdisciplinary/international research teams.
Contact: Hagen Hof, Telephone: 0511 8381 256; email@example.com;
Unity Amidst Variety? Intellectual Foundation and Requirements
for an Enlarged Europe–Funding for contemporary research
into eastern Europe with the aim of providing new insights into
the variety of this cultural area with respect to its relations
and connections with the rest of Europe. Deadline: None. Contact:
Wolfgang Levermann, Telephone: 49 (0)511 8381 212; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Support in the areas of: community welfare, education, environment
and children. Deadline: None. Contact: Local Wal-Mart store or
Sam’s Club; http://www.walmartfoundation.org.
Support to address major social problems and for programs in:
education, employability, cultural affairs; programs
responsive to the national concern for quality and increased productivity;
application of information management
technology; and general education. Deadline: None. Contact: Joseph
M. Cahalan, email@example.com; http://www.xerox.com/go/xrx/template/Promotions.jsp?view=Promotions%20Horizontal&active=
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