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VOLUME 41, NUMBER 12: November 14, 2003
Letter from President Kupchella
Information provided regarding National Guard activation
Rural Health receives Indian elder health grant
NDQ’s ‘The Way of Kinship’ earns international acclaim
events to note
German Club shows Academy Award-nominated movie
CDC official presents ‘Forty Years of Epidemiology’ address for Dean’s Hour lecture
Research proposals due for Dec. 5 IRB meeting
Space studies authors hold book signing Nov. 13
Biology seminar set for Nov. 14
INMED Pow-Wow is Saturday
Met Opera auditions set for Nov. 15
Graduate faculty meet Nov. 17
Elizabeth Rheude to present clarinet recital
Reception will honor Bruce Helgerud
Art gallery announces schedule change
“Theology for Lunch” will focus on public display of 10 Commandments
Antes gives faculty lecture on conflict mediation
“Black Expressions” is Nov. 18 at Tabula
UND community outreach is in Fargo Nov. 19
Retired TWA captain speaks at Odegard School
Enjoy open-mic night for poets Nov. 19
David Marshall speaks on minority language rights in Bulgaria
Expert discusses fire management Nov. 20
Speaker will discuss HIV/AIDS
Dreamweaver group will discuss dynamic layouts
International Night features Russia
Higher ed board meets Nov. 20, 21
North Dakota-made suspense thriller premieres at Empire
U2 workshops listed for Dec. 1-5
Agenda items due for Dec. 4 U. Senate meeting
Homecoming, Alumni Days dates listed
Proposals sought for technology fee monies
Honorary degree nominations sought
Faculty award nominations accepted through Nov. 19
Subscribe to ConnectND updates
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Survey determines interest in on-campus power production
Celebrate the Great American Smoke Out
Additional seats available for 2004-05 World Junior hockey tournament
Studio One features listed
Remembering Terry Stratton
Remembering Shirley Galvin
Nominations/applications invited for Clifford faculty research achievement award
Nominations invited for departmental excellence in research award
Research, grant opportunities listed

Letter from President Kupchella:

November 12, 2003

To All Who Helped With the Self-Study and the Recent Visit
by the Higher Learning Commission in Connection with the
University’s Bid for Re-accreditation:

Now that our self-study and accreditation visit is behind us, I write to thank you for all of the good work and effort that you put into conducting our self-study and managing the visit by the Higher Learning Commission team.

The self-study was done in a very professional and forthright way — laying right out for everyone to see what we think our strengths and our challenges are at this point in our history. Thank you for that. Thank you also for the organization and the implementation of the visit here by the accreditation team itself. It went extraordinarily well and I think the University will be a beneficiary of that visit and all that went into the self-study for many years to come.

The results of all of the above indicate that we have some work to do in assessment, which — while not entirely unexpected — is something we have to face squarely, and position ourselves to be a leading institution in assessment across all of our academic programs by the time the focus visit occurs in 2008. I haven’t seen the final report yet, but I’m sure it will contain suggestions and ideas that we’ll want to consider as part of our strategic approach to the future.

I renew my pledge to you that this self-study and the results of the visit will serve as part of the basis for a reconsideration of the University’s strategic future as we enter the next round of institutional-level strategic planning here at UND.

Again, thanks for a job well done.


Charles E. Kupchella


Information provided regarding National Guard activation

To Members of the faculty from Provost John Ettling:
Several of our currently enrolled students have been recently notified that their Guard units are being activated as early as Nov. 15. Section 510 of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education Policy Manual specifically addresses the matter of students called to active military service. Once you have seen a copy of the student’s orders and have verified for yourself that the student has in fact been summoned to active duty, you and the student may select one from several options.

Final course grade: You may submit as the student’s final course grade the grade he or she is currently making in the course. The faculty member is in the best position to determine whether this is a reasonable option to offer the student. It is the faculty member’s prerogative to offer this option but the student’s to accept the offer or choose another option.

Incomplete: If there is a reasonable amount of graded work still to be done between now and the end of the semester, an incomplete is possible. Again, the faculty member is in the best position to determine if this is feasible. If it is, the student should be allowed to choose this option if he or she wishes. UND will waive current policy regarding the amount of time one has to make up an incomplete, if the student’s period of active duty service extends beyond current time limits.
Withdrawal: Under Board policy, the student may unilaterally elect to withdraw from your course. UND will refund the tuition for that course.

Students called to active duty who are currently enrolled in several courses may choose different options for different courses, depending on the particular circumstances of each course. Again, I encourage you to be as helpful as you can be. Thank you for your patience and forbearance. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions.

--John Ettling, VPAA and Provost.


Rural Health receives Indian elder health grant

The Center for Rural Health has been awarded a one-year, $150,000 grant to study the prevalence of chronic disease among American Indian elders across the nation.

The center competed for one of only six grants given by the Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to help improve rural health care systems throughout the country. The funds will allow the center’s research team to assess the relationship between chronic disease in American Indian elders and factors such as access to health care and increased health risks such as smoking or lack of exercise.

“In this study we will determine if Native elders in more rural, isolated areas across the country have a higher rate of chronic disease and physical limitations than Native elders in more urban areas,” said Patricia Moulton, assistant professor and research analyst at the center and the study’s lead researcher. Other researchers on the study are Leander McDonald and Kyle Muus, assistant professors with the Center for Rural Health.

“One of the major areas of focus for the Center for Rural Health is Native American health,” said the Center’s director, Mary Wakefield. “We are excited that this grant will allow us to strengthen our research on Native American health at the national level.”

– Center for Rural Health.


NDQ’s ‘The Way of Kinship’ earns international acclaim

“The Way of Kinship,” North Dakota Quarterly’s latest special issue, won recognition on an international level this fall. Evdokia Gayer, a member of the United Nations representing Russia, honored editors of NDQ’s issue as “Friends of Native Peoples” for their work on the issue.

The issue was “an exceptional contribution to the preservation of the literature and culture of the native peoples of Siberia,” said Galina Shoporenkova of the Professional Education Institute of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region in Siberia.

“The Way of Kinship,” published in July, provides a unique insight into the Siberian culture -- its history, literature, people, and legacy. Poems, essays, stories, and a portfolio of ten drawings depicting traditional Native Siberian life enrich the issue. All the work is based on the deeply rooted oral tradition and gives readers a powerful understanding of an exotic yet familiar way of life. In the introduction Pulitzer Prize-winner Scott Momaday writes:

The writings here, while altogether modern in one sense, are based upon literature, albeit oral, that existed for thousands of years. They are reflections of people who have lived long on the earth, on their own terms, in harmony with the powers of nature. They are invaluable to us who have so much to learn from them.

North Dakota Quarterly is published by the College of Arts and Sciences. “The Way of Kinship” is $12 and is available in the North Dakota Museum of Art gift shop and the University Barnes & Noble Bookstore. For more information about “The Way of Kinship,” other NDQ issues, or subscription and submission information, please contact NDQ at 777-3322, e-mail: ndq@und.nodak.edu, or go to www.und.edu/org/ndq.

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German Club shows Academy Award-nominated movie

Der Stammtisch, the UND German Club, will show the movie, Jenseits Der Stille (Beyond Silence), Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in 116 Merrifield Hall. The show is free and open to the public.

Acclaimed by critics and audiences everywhere, Jenseits Der Stille is the powerful Academy Award-nominated story of a young woman’s battle for independence and her deaf parents’ struggle to understand her gift for music. Given a clarinet by her free-spirited aunt, Lara is immediately consumed by a new passion her parents cannot begin to fully comprehend. Determined to follow her dreams, Lara’s ongoing pursuit of music creates an ever-widening rift that eventually threatens to tear apart her once close-knit family. This is an inspirational and highly entertaining motion picture from Miramax Home Entertainment – you’ll be riveted as this family must somehow learn to reach beyond differences, expectations . . . and beyond silence . . . to bring their two worlds together once again.

– Ursula Hovet, advisor, Der Stammtisch.


CDC official presents ‘Forty Years of Epidemiology’ address for Dean’s Hour lecture

An official with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will discuss “Forty Years of Epidemiology” at the next Dean’s Hour lecture beginning at noon Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Keller Auditorium at the Wold Center, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Lyle Conrad, consulting epidemiologist for the CDC, will present the talk, which is free and open to the public. He is a guest of the school’s community medicine department.

Conrad has served as investigator and epidemiologist in 28 countries for a wide variety of problems and taught epidemiology in at least a dozen countries during his 40-year career in public health.

He established and ran the state services epidemiology program for the CDC in the U.S., training more than 500 epidemic intelligence service officers in epidemiology science and disease control.

He is currently focusing on establishing epidemiology programs at state, local and national levels in the U.S. and abroad and continues to teach epidemiology and disease control.

The presentation may be broadcast via Interactive Video Network (IVN) to medical school campus offices in Bismarck, Fargo and Minot, and to Internet Protocol (IP) sites throughout the state. For more information, call Don Larson in Computer Services at the medical school at 777-2329.

The Dean’s Hour lecture series is a forum for the discussion of health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean, 701-777-2514.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Research proposals due for Dec. 5 IRB meeting

The institutional review board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Nov. 25. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects are due in the Office of Research and Program Development Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Notes from the meeting will be available in the ORPD approximately one week after the meeting.

– John Madden (communication sciences and disorders), chair, institutional review board.


Space studies authors hold book signing Nov. 13

Stephen Johnson and Eligar Sadeh of space studies will sign copies of their recently published books, The United States Air Force and the Culture of Innovation, 1945-1965 and The Secret of Apollo: Systems Management in the American and European Space Programs, both by Johnson, and Space Politics and Policy: An Evolutionary Perspective, by Sadeh. The book signing will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

Johnson’s previously-published book, The Secret of Apollo, has recently won the Eugene Emme Award for Astronautical Literature from the American Astronautical Society.

Johnson received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota. Prior to coming to North Dakota, he worked as the associate director of the Charles Babbage Institute of Computer History at the University of Minnesota, as a systems engineer and researcher for Lockheed Martin, as co-owner of a space engineering business, and as a researcher for the University of Cincinnati.

Sadeh holds a doctorate from Colorado State University. From 1996 to 2001, Sadeh taught at Colorado State University, the University of Colorado, and also coordinated a graduate-level space engineering and space sciences seminar for the NASA Space Grant College Program.

– Space studie


Biology seminar set for Nov. 14

Bridget Stutchbury will present “Extra-Pair Mating Tactics in Birds: How Far to Go?” at noon Friday, Nov. 14, in 141 Starcher Hall. Dr. Stutchbury is an expert in hooded warbler behavior and has recently published a book examining the contrast between tropical and temperate behavioral systems. She is an associate professor of biology from York University, Toronto.

– Biology department.


INMED Pow-Wow is Saturday

The 22nd annual INMED Traditional Pow-Wow is Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Hyslop Sports Center. Registration is at 10 a.m., grand entries at 1 and 7 p.m. A traditional meal will be served at 5 p.m. M.C. is Richard Charging Eagle, arena director is Leander “Russ” McDonald, spiritual advisor is Ambrose Little Ghost, and color guard is Cheyenne River Lakota Akicita. All dancers and singers are welcome.

All dancers and singers must have a social security number to register. For more information call 777-3037. The Pow-Wow is free and open to the public.

– INMED program.


Met 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, beginning 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 Council Auditions.


Graduate faculty meet Nov. 17

There will be a graduate faculty meeting Monday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. We will discuss the status of graduate education at UND and review the graduate faculty constitution. Attendees will receive a free book.

Refreshments will be provided.

The graduate committee will not meet at its regular time Monday. For more information call the graduate school at 777-2786.

– Cynthia Shabb, graduate school.


Elizabeth Rheude to present clarinet recital

Clarinetist Elizabeth Rheude will present a solo recital, “An Evening of English Music,” Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. She will be assisted by soprano Therese Costes and pianist Laura Lowen. The performance will include works by Malcolm Arnold, Humphrey Searle, Phyllis Tate and Gordon Jacob. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students.

– Music department.


Reception will honor Bruce Helgerud

Please join us to congratulate Bruce Helgerud, student financial aid, 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. A reception will be held Monday, Nov. 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Edna Twamley Room, Twamley Hall.

– Peggy Pazderic, financial aid.


Art gallery announces schedule change

The new art department chair, Art Jones, will display his artwork in the Eugene Myers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center, Nov. 17-26.

– Brian Paulsen, gallery directory, Hughes Fine Arts Center.


“Theology 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 law professor, “Here’s the Case”; Nov. 25, “Where Do Christians Stand?” conversations about faith and First Amendment issues.

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.


Antes gives faculty lecture on conflict mediation

“Conflict Mediation: How Does a Mediator Help? A Tale of Two Theories” is the next talk in the Faculty Lecture Series. James Antes, professor of psychology and peace studies, will give the lecture Tuesday, Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m. in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. A reception begins at 4 p.m., and a question and answer period follows.

Antes is a fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and has been a member of the Conflict Resolution Center at UND for nearly 15 years. His interests focus on social conflict and conflict resolution, particularly the transformative approach to mediation. “My work derives from a fundamental view of people in conflict-conflict disempowers people and limits their view of other perspectives,” Antes said. “Mediation (from the transformative perspective) helps restore people to their capacity to make decisions for themselves and see alternative points of view. Some of this help goes contrary to popular wisdom.”

Some of Antes’ most recent research projects include:

• Experiences of mediation participants in the United States Postal Service EEO mediation program
• How to help mediators learn this approach to mediation
• How to decide if a mediator is “ready” to practice
• What can be learned from mediation centers that are changing their model of mediation?
• What are the goals and best practices of court-connected mediation programs (Florida)?

Since 1989, Antes has designed and led workshops and seminars in the area of conflict resolution. Many have been basic or advanced mediation training seminars. During 1998 and 1999, he traveled to many parts of the country for the United States Postal Service conducting mediation-training seminars. With colleague Judy Saul, and in cooperation with other colleagues from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT), he designed a process for the formative assessment of mediation from the transformative framework. This process is used by the ISCT in its ongoing training of USPS mediators. Antes also led these “blue ribbon” training sessions. Recently, he helped design and lead three levels of training for USPS officials to assist them in the assessment of their mediators.

Antes earned the B.A. in 1968 in physics from Drake University, and the M.S. in 1970 and Ph.D. in 1973 in psychology from Iowa State University.


“Black Expressions” is Nov. 18 at Tabula

The Black Students Association presents the first “Black Expressions,” a night of music, poetry, art and more. Join us Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Tabula Coffee Shop, University Ave. and Cornell St., beginning at 7 p.m. Sponsors are the Black Student Association in conjunction with the Multicultural Awareness Committee.


UND community outreach is in Fargo Nov. 19

UND is hosting a community outreach Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the UND Medical School southeast campus, 1919 North Elm St. in Fargo, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., to help people learn more about educational opportunities through UND. People interested in earning their degree through correspondence by mail or online, or on evenings and weekends, can stop by and ask college representatives specific questions about what courses and degree are available. UND staff from admissions, enrollment services, and financial aid will be available to answer questions.

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. 19, visit www.conted.und.edu, or call 777-2661 to learn more.

– Continuing education.


Retired TWA captain speaks at Odegard School

Retired TWA Capt. David Gwinn will be the guest speaker Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. in 210 Clifford Hall.
Capt. Gwinn, with 15,000 hours, 15 pilot certificates and five instructor certificates, is internationally recognized as an aviation educator. He has spent 11 years in the TWA Pot Training Center developing courses, and teaching in classrooms and simulators. His fast-moving, humorous and practical seminars have been applauded for two decades.

He’s been a featured humor speaker at major conventions, banquets and pilot association events from coast to coast, the Cayman Islands and Alaska. Gwinn scripted and narrated a video for the FAA, comparing radar and lightning sensor devices in thunderstorm avoidance. He produced a training CD, “How Radar Works.” The talk is free and open to the public.

– Odegard School.


Enjoy open-mic night for poets Nov. 19

Poets of any age are invited to read their work at the North Dakota Museum of Art Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. This event is designed to encourage poets of all ages, giving them the opportunity to read in front of an audience.

Poets may call the Museum at 777-4195 to sign up, but anyone wishing to read is welcome. It is suggested that the readings be no longer than five minutes, but if time allows there may be a second chance to read.

This event is part of the Museum readers series, which began in 1991 and gives writers, storytellers, and actors a venue for their talents. It is free of charge and open to the public.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.


David Marshall speaks on minority language rights in Bulgaria

David Marshall, senior linguist in English, will give the second in a series of English department colloquium talks on “What Happens When a National Language Policy Fails: Balkan Examples,” Thursday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. in 116 Merrifield Hall.
Attempts by Balkan states to impose official languages have had a range of effects, from moderate non-compliance by minorities to ethnic cleansing. Bulgaria falls into the former category. In the mid-1980s the Communist regime of Todor Zhivkov, feeling its power eroding, attempted to “Bulgarianize” the nation’s minorities. Marshall’s paper will examine the results of this effort against the background of Balkan society, demonstrating how a nonviolent response in Bulgaria led to the nonviolent overthrow of the Bulgarian Communist regime. He will conclude with an analysis of recent efforts to balance language rights with other political rights.

Marshall spent the academic year 2000-2001 as Fulbright professor of linguistics at the University of Veliko Turnovo (Sts. Cyril and Methodius), from where he researched sociolinguistics and language planning in the Balkans. His findings will appear in a special issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language tentatively titled: “Ethno-Linguistic Minority Language Policies in Bulgaria and Their Balkan Context,” co-edited with Angel G. Angelov.
Everyone is welcome to attend; refreshments will be served.

The next presentation in the series will take place Jan. 29, when Phoebe Stubblefield, forensic anthropologist at UND, will speak on “Forensics and the Media.”

– Joyce Coleman, English.


Expert 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.


Speaker will discuss HIV/AIDS

Lisa Tiger, an internationally known speaker on HIV/AIDS, will share her personal story of her struggle with HIV/AIDS at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the UND American Indian Student Center, 317 Cambridge St. A traditional feast will follow her presentation.

Lisa Tiger is a member of the Muskogee Nation and is of Creek, Seminole, and Cherokee descent. She learned in July 1992 that she had contracted the virus through what she believed was a monogamous, heterosexual relationship.
In recognition for her work raising awareness and speaking out for people at-risk, especially Native American women, Tiger has received numerous awards. Most notably, she received the National Organization of Women's 1994 Woman of Courage Award. In 1996, she co-chaired the National AIDS Candlelight March in Washington, D.C. with Elizabeth Taylor, Judith Light, and Mary Fisher. She is certified by the Red Cross as an AIDS educator.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsors include: North Dakota Department of Health, Greater GF HIV/AIDS Network, UND American Indian Student Services, UND Student Health Services, the UND Department of Counseling HIV Project, and Community Action HIV Prevention Project. For more information contact the UND Student Health Promotion Office at 777-2097.

-- Student health promotion office.


Dreamweaver group will discuss dynamic layouts

At the next Dreamweaver users group meeting, Karl Martin of the Interactive Video Network will discuss using dynamic layout. The meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon in 371 Upson II Hall, with the presentation starting around 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

– Doris Bornhoeft, Information Technology Systems and Services.


International Night features Russia

Join us at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., at 7 p.m. Thursdays for International Night. Thursday, Nov. 20, will feature Russia. Enjoy international cuisine, learn about different cultures and make new friends.

– International Centre.


Higher ed board meets Nov. 20, 21

The State Board of Higher Education will meet Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20 and 21, in Valley City. The agenda was not yet available at press time, but should be online at www.ndus.edu late this week.

-- Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter.


North Dakota-made suspense thriller premieres at Empire

A new movie made entirely in eastern North Dakota will screen at the Empire Arts Center starting Thanksgiving weekend. Dark Highways will open Friday, Nov. 28, and is scheduled to run through Wednesday, Dec. 3, with shows at 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. nightly, plus a 2:30 p.m. matinee Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The picture has been entered in the annual Forx Film Fest, which will be held at the Empire Nov. 21-22.

Dark Highways is a neo-noir suspense thriller that follows the adventures of a woman stranded in rural North Dakota and her worried friends back home. Her attempts to return inadvertently get her further away and into worse trouble when she stumbles into a remote farm building used as a criminal rendezvous point.

The movie was shot during 2003 by UND film instructor Christopher P. Jacobs, featuring a cast of local and regional actors. CeAnne Reese of Grand Forks plays Val, the woman who gets more than she bargained for after a violent argument with her boyfriend leaves her alone at a highway rest stop. Sarah Piersol and Jeff Nichol of Fargo co-star as two officemates who try to learn what happened to her.

Major supporting roles are played by Sharon Reinowski, Michael Stromenger, Justin Guzman, and Paul Kelly, all of Grand Forks, and Nicole Nelson of Lakota. Others in the cast include Luke Davis, Carter Evenson, Garrett Foltz, J.D. Fraase, Christopher Jacobs, Rachel Klatt, Mark Landa, Shilo Morlang, Jenny Morris, and Jessica Turmo.

The soundtrack incorporates original music by Fargo heavy metal band Sons of Poseidon and Grand Forks rock band Whisky Sam. Jacobs also created a music video for the movie with Sons of Poseidon, using their song “Success Through Violence.”

Locations for “Dark Highways” were largely in and around Grand Forks, but ranged up and down the Red River valley from Fargo to the Cavalier area, including Mayville, rural Northwood-Aneta, and rural Larimore.

Jacobs wrote, produced, and directed “Dark Highways,” shooting it with digital video equipment and editing on a personal computer. It is the third feature-length movie he has completed in the past two years. His tongue-in-cheek supernatural fantasies “The Threat of the Mummy” and “Vengeance of the Sorceress” are available for rent at Grand Forks Blockbuster stores and for sale at the Empire Arts Center gift shop.

– Christopher Jacobs, English.


U2 workshops listed for Dec. 1-5

Below are U2 workshops for Dec. 1-5. Visit our web site for additional workshops in December, January, and February.
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.

Important Changes to the Incomplete Grade Policy: Dec. 1, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall or Dec. 3, 9 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union, or Dec. 9, 1 to 2 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union, or Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This session will cover the new policy for incomplete and in-progress grades to be used when assigning grades at the end of this semester. Workshop will cover changes to policy, important dates and deadlines, in-progress grades, and how to complete the new “Report of Incomplete Grade” form. Presenters: Connie Gagelin and Nancy Krogh.

Word XP, Beginning: Dec. 1, 3, 5, 9 a.m. to noon (nine hours total). Learn basic features of the program; create a document, edit and format text, format paragraphs, add tables, use templates and wizards, proof a document, set display and print options. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.

Your Rights as an Employee: Dec. 2, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn about your rights as an employee by discussing the following: “at will” employment; due process; the grievance and appeal process. Understand the best way to approach an issue or condition with your supervisor. Learn what your options are as an employee. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

Electricity, What You Don’t Know Might Shock You: Dec. 3, 2 to 4 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. Many people are injured and even killed by electricity every year. This workshop provides basic information for those “non-electricians” forced to work around electrical equipment. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.

Office Ergonomics: Dec. 4, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Pembina Room, Memorial Union. Ergonomic principles while working at the computer and other occupational work stations will be reviewed. Components of industrial ergonomics will be included. Design, ergonomic products, and stretching exercises are discussed in this class. Presenter: Claire Moen.

– Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University within the University.


Agenda items due for Dec. 4 U. Senate meeting

The University Senate will meet Thursday, Dec. 4, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon Thursday, Nov. 20. They may be submitted electronically to Nancy.Krogh@mail.und.nodak.edu. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted

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


Homecoming, Alumni Days dates listed

Homecoming 2004 will be held Oct. 11-16. Student activities will run throughout that entire week. Alumni Association activities will be planned for Oct. 13-16.

Alumni Days 2004 will be held May 26-28.

Please mark your calendars for both of these activity filled weeks at UND.

– Stacy Nelson, Alumni Association and Foundatio

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Proposals sought for technology fee monies

The student technology fee committee is calling for proposals for spring 2004 technology fee dollars.

The committee will make recommendations on proposals based on the following:
• Number of students served
• Number of disciplines served
• Access to the equipment
• Technical support available
• Relevance to University’s/department’s/unit’s strategic plan
• Impact on the curriculum and/or on research
• Matching funds from the department/unit
• Student benefit
• Technology made available for redeployment

Proposal writers must submit the spring 2004 (043) STF request form. Forms may be accessed at www.und.edu/org/stf/stfforms.html or you may request them via e-mail from Kim Pastir at kimberley.pastir@mail.und.nodak.edu. Departments/units should submit the proposals to their deans or directors for review and prioritization. Units which answer directly to vice presidents should submit proposals to them for review and prioritization. Vice presidents, deans and directors may have earlier deadlines.

The deadline to submit proposals to the student technology committee at Campus Box 9021 is Monday, Nov. 24.

Proposal writers must consult with the various support offices on campus for costs associated with installation of equipment, accessibility issues, security concerns and adaptive technology. Unless departments are prepared to pay for these out of their own budgets, proposal writers should obtain estimates and include them as a part of the budget for the proposal. In addition, proposal writers must consult with Disability Support Services regarding adaptive technology needed for the proposal and with the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies regarding the equipment requested for compatibility, installation issues, and ensuing issues.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proposal process, please contact Kim at 777-3231.

– Jim Shaeffer, chief information officer.


Honorary degree nominations sought

Members of the University Council are invited to nominate outstanding individuals for an honorary degree. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Dec. 5. Qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following State Board of Higher Education criteria (for reference see SBHE, Policy 430.1):

A. The candidate should have had an association with the State of North Dakota. This association may be by virtue of birth, of residence, of education, of service to the state, the Board, or one of the institutions governed by the board.

B. The candidate must have achieved a level of distinction which would merit comparable recognition in his or her profession or area of excellence.

C. The renown of the candidate should reflect favorably on the Board, the institutions it governs, and the State of North Dakota.
In order to avoid any embarrassment, no suggestion shall be made to any person to be so honored until the State Board of Higher Education has acted on the nomination.
Institutional criteria and standards for awarding honorary degrees at the University of North Dakota have been established by the University Senate. It is recommended that the following criteria be used in considering persons for an honorary degree:

1. Achievement of distinction in scholarship, or in comparable professional or creative achievement.

2. Recognized and outstanding service to the nation, to the state, or to the University of North Dakota.

3. Attendance at or graduation from the University of North Dakota, except as the individual is outstanding with reference to the preceding criteria 1 and 2.

4. Non-membership on the faculty of the University of North Dakota.

5. Scholarship specialization in an area in which the university normally grants an earned degree.


1. Nominations may be made by any member of the University Council.

2. Nominations must be accompanied by a factual dossier providing evidence that the nominee meets the criteria and standards established by the University Senate (Nos. 1-5 above). Factual compilation should include the following, in the order listed:
a. A brief biography
b. A list of scholarly writings, research and publications
c. Description of public service and achievements
d. List of offices and positions held
e. Other factual justifications for consideration

3. The nominee’s scholarship will be evaluated by the departmental faculty in the area of the nominee’s specialization, such evaluation to be a part of the dossier presented to the honorary degrees committee.

4. A nominee will not be informed that he/she is being considered until the nomination has been approved at the SBHE level.

5. The honorary degree title shall be distinct and not an earned degrees at UND.

6. No honorary bachelor’s or master’s degrees will be awarded.

On behalf of the honorary degrees committee, nominations and all supporting materials may be sent to the office of the vice president for academic affairs and provost, 302 Twamley Hall. The dateline for submitting nominations is Friday, Dec. 5.

- John Ettling, provost.


Faculty award nominations accepted through Nov. 19

The outstanding faculty awards committee is now accepting nominations for the following individual and departmental awards:
• Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching (individual)
• Outstanding Graduate/Professional Teaching (individual)
• Excellence in Teaching, Research/Creative Activity and Service - the “Faculty Scholar Award” (individual)
• Outstanding Faculty Development and Service (individual)
• Departmental Excellence in Teaching (department)
• Departmental Excellence in Service (department)

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

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

– Libby Rankin, director, instructional development.


Subscribe to ConnectND updates

If you aren’t currently receiving periodic e-mails from Bob Jansen, NDUS communications coordinator for ConnectND, I encourage you to subscribe to the ERP-INFO listserv. Bob sends out reminders for the weekly IVN updates, the CND e-bulletin, and other information. Here are the instructions for subscribing from the ConnectND web site:

Send an e-mail message to listserv@listserv.nodak.edu with no subject, and subscribe ERP-INFO [firstname] [lastname] as the body of the message. Remember to substitute your first name for [firstname] and your last name for [lastname].

– Peggy Lucke, associate vice president for finance and operations.


ConnectND corner

Following is information on the ConnectND project, which will replace the current administrative system. For more information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.

NDUS training information provided

A plan developed by an NDUS committee outlines how ConnectND documentation and training information will be delivered within higher education.

The documentation and training committee has looked at user proficiency and skills needed, audiences and types of training, infrastructure required, resources available and related communication needs. The plan is intended to support and build upon training efforts of ConnectND project managers, module leads, subject matter experts, campus trainers and pilot campus programs.

Of immediate interest, the plan identifies navigation tutorials available free from a PeopleSoft web site that will help individuals become familiar with PeopleSoft computer screens and terminology.

Starting this month, resources will become available on basic computer skills including the use of an Internet Explorer web browser, employing such programs as Microsoft Excel and Word and generating letters and macros through PeopleSoft. Link to this and other training information on the ConnectND web site at www.nodak.edu/connectnd.

Other more specific information will be announced as it becomes available.

– Jan Orvik, for the ConnectND project.


Interested in payroll deduction to support public radio?

The University is a partner with Prairie Public Broadcasting and NDSU in the creation of North Dakota Public Radio. Many individuals in the UND community are members and financial supporters of North Dakota Public Radio.

To assist members of the UND community in supporting North Dakota Public Radio, I am asking those who are interested in using payroll deduction to drop me an e-mail at jim.shaeffer@mail.und.nodak.edu. This is an informal survey to see how many people would be interested in using payroll deduction.

Thanks for your support of NDPR.

-- Jim Shaeffer, associate vice president for outreach services.


Survey determines interest in on-campus power production

A group of interested UND students and faculty, with assistance from the Energy & Environmental Research Center, has created a survey for the entire UND community (anyone with a valid NAID number). It consists of 10 multiple-choice questions surrounding energy choices and environmental topics. To encourage participation, two $25 gift-certificates from Scheel’s Sporting Goods will be randomly awarded at the end of the study. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

The goal of the survey is to measure the interest and willingness (of the UND community) to support a project that would provide a portion of UND’s electricity from a large utility scale wind turbine. Kevin Harrison, a UND doctoral student pursuing a degree in engineering, is conducting the survey.

He currently works at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center located south of Boulder, Colo. His contact information can be found on the survey web pages.

The survey can be found at http://www.undeerc.org/energysurvey.

– Jan Orvik, editor for Kevin Harrison, graduate student, engineering.


Celebrate the Great American Smoke Out

Student health services and Grand Forks Public Health will offer free stop smoking kits to students, faculty, and staff, in recognition of “The Great American Smoke Out” Thursday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Memorial Union. The Great American Smoke Out is a national campaign to encourage those who smoke to quit for the day and maybe for good. Students who make an appointment for smoking cessation support that day will receive a free turkey sub from Subway.
Those who smoke and those who don’t are encouraged to stop by the table to play tobacco trivia for prizes, including T-shirts, key chains, and highlighters. All who stop by will have the opportunity to register for a drawing for two free turkey sandwiches from the Stomping Grounds. A list of smoke-free restaurants in the community will also be available, along with a variety of informational materials.

Student health services offers free individual smoking cessation support to students, along with various pharmacological aids such as zyban (wellbutrin), nicotine patches, and nicotine gum. A variety of health care professionals are available to offer support and assistance to those who wish to quit smoking. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Student Health Promotion Office at 777-2097.

-- Student health promotion office.


Additional seats available for 2004-05 World Junior hockey tournament

Additional lower bowl seats are available at the Ralph Engelstad Arena for World Junior Hockey Championship tickets. The International Ice Hockey Federation has redefined the number of seats required for tournament purposes. This will make several hundred lower bowl seats available immediately.

The IIHF World Junior Championship is the most prestigious “under 20" hockey tournament in the world. It features college and professional athletes as well as NHL players from around the globe, each competing on behalf of their country.

The tournament will begin Dec. 25, 2004, and run through Jan. 4, 2005. The competing teams begin arriving approximately one week prior to the tournament start date and exhibition games take place throughout the weeks leading up to the tournament.
Tickets may be purchased at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office by calling 1-844-91SIOUX, online at www.theralph.com, or at the REA box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. on event days.

– Chris Semrau, Ralph Engelstad Arena.


Studio One features listed

Miss North Dakota Sara Schelkoph will share her experience at the Miss America pageant on this week’s edition of Studio One. Schelkoph will explain the competition process and how it has changed through the years. She says that her title has provided her with opportunities including meeting several senators and congressmen and discussing her platform, “Nurses for One Nation,” which focuses on the nursing shortage in the U.S. Tune in to find out more about this story.

Also, air traffic control can be a stressful job. Students at the University of North Dakota are gaining experience through an interactive air traffic control simulator. We’ll see how advanced technology is teaching students how to stay in control in an emergency.

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.

– Studio One.


Remembering Terry Stratton

Terry Stratton, technical support specialist with ITSS, died Nov. 2 at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Midwestern Regional Medical Center, in Zion, Ill. He was 53.

Terry John Stratton was born Sept. 17, 1950, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to John and Eveora (Bailey) Stratton. He graduated from Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa, UND, and the Jefferson Parish Vocational School, where he received a nursing degree. He also attended the University of New Orleans, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Ore., and returned to UND, where he studied computer science.

He married Martha Giese March 19, 1977, in Grand Forks. He joined the University in 1990 as a data control clerk for ITSS. He moved to EERC in 1993, where he worked as a programmer, then returned to ITSS in 1999 as a technical support specialist.

He enjoyed working on his house, yardwork gardening, fishing, hunting, and working on computers, as well as spending time with his dogs.

He is survived by his wife, and was preceded in death by his mother and a brother.
Memorials are welcome to help cover the cost of his cancer treatments.

-- Jan Orvik, editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald, Information Technology Systems and Services, and Energy and Environmental Research Center.


Remembering Shirley Galvin

Shirley M. Galvin, retired professor of nursing, died Nov. 1 at Riverview Nursing Home in Crookston, Minn. She was 70.
Shirley Galvin was born Jan. 22, 1933, in Minneapolis to Raymond and Catherine (Boerger) Galvin. She graduated from St. James Academy in Grand Forks in 1951. She attended Duke University and the University of Minnesota. She earned her bachelor’s in nursing from South Dakota State University in 1960, and her master’s degree in medical-surgical nursing from Boston University in 1963. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis during her college years, she earned her degrees and continued her career despite her illness.

She worked as a psychiatric staff nurse and head nurse at St. Michael’s Hospital from 1954 to 1956, and as a staff neurological nurse at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis in 1957 and 1958. She taught psychiatric nursing at the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown for three years. She joined the UND faculty in 1963, and was granted tenure in 1969. She retired due to ill health, and entered the Riverview Nursing Home in Crookston in 1975.

She is survived by her brother, John (Janet) Andover, Minn., and friend and guardian, Don Herdegen, Grand Forks. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Memorials are preferred to the Crookston Humane Society.

– Jan Orvik, editor, with information from UND special collections and the Grand Forks Herald.

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Nominations/applications invited for Clifford faculty research achievement award

Nominations/applications are invited for the UND Foundation Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. The winner of this award will receive a plaque and a check for $2,000 at the Founders Day banquet Thursday, Feb. 26.

The following information should be provided:

(1) A listing of publications of significant, original and high-quality research, scholarly, and creative contributions in nationally recognized professional journals that are refereed by peer reviewers and/or a listing of juried competitions and invited performances/exhibitions.

(2) overall scholarly activities, such as service as a reviewer of research proposals for Federal agencies or other funding sources, service as a referee or editor for professional journals, and contributions to training students in research, scholarly, and creative endeavors;

(3) potential for significant contributions to enhancing the effectiveness of the subject matter taught in the classroom.
Faculty, staff and students may make nominations, and faculty are invited to nominate themselves. Since the committee will not engage in the gathering of documentation, each nomination or application must be accompanied by thorough evidence of the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Nine copies of each nomination and supporting documentation should be received at the Office of Research and Program Development no later than Monday, Jan. 5.

The awardee will be selected by the same committee that selects the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research. This committee includes the vice president for research (chair), director of research and program development, the chair of the Senate scholarly activities committee, one faculty member from the Senate scholarly activities committee, three faculty members from the research council, the Chair of the faculty research seed money council, and one member of the faculty research seed money council.

Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, Jody Rada and Jay Meek (2003), Joyce Coleman and Jeffrey W. Lang (2002), Leon F. Osborne (2001), Edward C. Carlson (2000), and Diane Langemo and David Lambeth (1999) may not be nominated this year.

If further information is desired, please call the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.

-- William Gosnold, interim director, research and program development.


Nominations invited for departmental excellence in research award

Nominations for the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, recognizing research, scholarly, and creative productivity, are due at ORPD on Monday, Jan. 5. The winning department will receive a $1,500 award and a plaque at the Founders Day banquet Feb. 26.

Nominations should include information that will allow the selection committee to judge the quantity and quality of the research, scholarly, and creative activities of the department. At a minimum, such nominations should include a listing of published research or other creative or scholarly activities during the period 1998-2003. Additional information for those years, such as a brief synopsis of ongoing research activities, the number and type of active sponsored projects, dissertations or other research papers presented by students, performances or scholarly presentations by faculty, etc., should be included if they contribute to the overall picture of a department’s research, scholarly, and creative activities. A statement of support from the dean is required. To expedite the review process, nine copies of the nomination and supporting documentation should be submitted to ORPD.

The awardee will be selected by the same committee that selects the Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. This committee includes the vice president for research (chair), director of research and program development, the chair of the Senate scholarly activities committee, one faculty member from the Senate scholarly activities committee, one faculty member from the research council, the chair of the faculty research seed money council, and one member of the faculty research seed money council.

Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, the departments of English, atmospheric sciences, biology, neuroscience, physics, and chemistry may not be nominated this year.

If further information is desired, please call the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.

-- William Gosnold, interim director, research and program development.


Research, grant opportunities listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or shirley.griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside the University of North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on the COS website.

AAAS Fellowships: Congressional, Diplomary, Global Security, Global Stewardship, AAA/NSF, Risk Policy, Defense Policy, Environmental, AAAS/NIH, and Homeland Security–Funding for postdoctoral to midcareer scientists and engineers to participate in and contribute to the public policy making process while working in various sectors of the federal government. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level degree at the time of application, or a master’s degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience. Deadline: 1-10-04. Contact: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships Program, 202-326-6700; science_policy@aaas.org; http://fellowships.aaas.org/.

Architecture, Computer/Information Sciences, and Mathematics/Statistics Fellowships–Support for women to pursue full-time study in designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low. Special consideration is given to applicants in innovative or neglected areas of research or practice in areas of public interest. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, 319-337-1716, ext. 60; foundation@aauw.org; http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/selected.cfm. Deadline: 1-10-04.

Business Administration, Law, and Medicine–Support for women from historically underrepresented ethnic minorities, with special consideration for applicants in innovative or neglected areas of research or practice in areas of public interest. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Dissertation Grants Program–Support for education policy- and practice-related research on a variety of topics, utilizing at least one NSF or NCES data set. Deadlines: 1-10-04, 3-10-04. Contact: Jeanie Murdock, 805-964-5264; jmurdock@aera.net; http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/subweb/DGFly-FR.html.

Postdoctoral Fellows Program–Support for applicants with doctoral degrees in education, science, mathematics, statistics, sociology, economics, psychology, etc., to conduct quantitative education policy

research, on a wide range of issues, using large-scale, nationally or internationally representative data sets. Minority researchers are encouraged to apply. Contact: See above or http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/subweb/PDFly-FR.html. Deadline: 1-10-04.

Research Grants Program–Support for education policy- or practice-related research proposals using NCES, NSF, and other national data bases. Applicants must have received the doctoral degree by the start date of the grant. Deadlines: 1-10-04, 3-10-04. Contact: See above or http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/subweb/RGFly-FR.html.

Greater Midwest Affiliate Grant-in-Aid–Support for innovative research projects of independent investigators focusing on cardiovascular function and disease, stroke, or related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems. All basic disciplines as well as epidemiological, community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems are eligible. Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M. or equivalent and a faculty or staff appointment. Deadline: 1-13-04. Contact: Greater Midwest Affiliate, 214-706-1744 or 214-706-1457; ncrp@heart.org or promo@heart.org; http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=9215.

Greater Midwest Affiliate Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships support research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease, stroke or related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems. See above for eligible disciplines and topics. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Greater Midwest Affiliate Scientist Development Grants–Support for research conducted by individuals who have received the M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M. or equivalent, who are initiating independent research careers, usually at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor (or their equivalents), and are no more than 4 years beyond their first faculty/staff appointment at the Assistant Professor level or its equivalent. See above for eligible disciplines and topics. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Jeffrey Hoeg Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Award for Basic Science and Clinical Research–Recognition of an established investigator in the prime of his or her career who has made an outstanding contribution in the area of arteriosclerosis and vascular disease. Contact: Shannon Gideon, 214-706-1181; shannon.gideon@heart.org; http://www.americanheart.org/downloadable/heart/1037650605205Hoeg.pdf. Deadline: 1/10/04.

Innovative Hepatology Seed Grant–Support for faculty (at any level) to initiate projects addressing novel and important clinical questions in order to acquire sufficient data to submit successful applications for more definitive support from other agencies. Projects involving direct interaction with actual patients, or patient-derived specimens or data are of special interest. Relevant studies include, but are not limited to, pathophysiologic studies, clinical trials or data analyses, and application or assessment of new diagnostic or therapeutic modalities. Deadline: 1-5-04. Contact: American Liver Foundation, 800-465-4837, 888-443-7872, 212-668-1000; info@liverfoundation.org; http://www.liverfoundation.org/db-home/advocacy.

Liver Scholar Awards–Support for scientists with liver research training to bridge the gap between completion of research training and recognition as an independent research scientist. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Awards support development of individuals who require additional research training and experience in investigational work relating to liver physiology and disease. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Susan Stone/PBC Fund for the Cure Innovative Hepatology Seed Grant–Support for a faculty member (at any level) to initiate a project addressing a novel and important clinical question for study of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis or directly related areas of scientific investigation. Deadline: 1/5/04. Contact: Arlene Fraraccio, 973-256-2550; afraraccio@liverfoundation.org; http://www.liverfoundation.org/cgi-bin/dbs/grants.cgi?db=grants&uid=default&ID=*&Validated=

Cardiovascular Research Grants support clinical research in cardiovascular science. Focus areas include: congenital heart disease in the adult regression of atherosclerosis; new technology applications in diagnosis of heart disease; early detection or prevention of stroke; and new advances in electrophysiology or pacing. Deadline: 1/10/04. Contact: Fourjay Foundation, info@fourjay.org; http://www.fourjay.org/cardio.html.

Grand Challenges in Global Health–Support for scientific and technological research addressing critical scientific challenges in global health and increased research on diseases that cause millions of deaths in the developing world. Deadline: 1-9-04 (Letter of Intent). Contact: Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Grants@GrandChallengesGH.org; http://www.grandchallengesgh.org/subcontent.aspx?SecID=349.

Genetic Services Projects–Support for demonstration projects to enhance and support genetics and newborn screening capacity of States within defined regions. Deadline: 1/9/04. Contact: Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, 301-443-1080; mpuryear@hrsa.gov; http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/preview/guidancemchb/hrsa04055.htm#1b.

General Research Grants support research into human origins. Priorities include research into the environments, archaeology, and human paleontology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene; into the behavior, morphology, and ecology of the great apes and other primate species; and into behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers. Deadline: 1-5-04. Contact: Leakey Foundation, 415-561-4646; grants@leakeyfoundation.org; http://www.leakeyfoundation.org/grants/g2.jsp.

Marijuana Research--Support for research on marijuana and marijuana policy in order to advance marijuana policy reform in the U.S. Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04. Contact: Chad Thevenot, 202-462-5747; chad@mpp.org; http://www.mpp.org/grants/index.html.

Colin L. Powell Minority Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tropical Disease Research allow minority researchers who have received a doctoral degree to acquire experience in the field of tropical diseases. Deadline: 1-6-04. Contact: National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, 301-656-0003; info@nfid.org; http://www.nfid.org/fellow/.

Traveling Professorship in Rural Areas–Support to provide face-to-face infectious diseases education to practicing physicians in rural areas. Deadline: 1/6/04. Contact: Grants Manager, 301-656-0003; info@nfid.org; http://www.nfid.org/fellow/.

Inflammation and Thrombosis–Support for research to identify molecular targets and develop novel therapeutic agents towards better management of thrombotic disorders; specifically, studies that utilize innovative research approaches to molecular and cellular interactions between the hemostatic and inflammatory systems to identify novel therapeutic agents and translate this knowledge to preclinical research. Deadlines: 12-22-03 (Letter of Intent); 1-22-04 (Application). Contact: Ahmed A.K. Hasan, 301-435-0070; hasana@nhlbi.nih.gov;

Partnership Programs to Reduce Cardiovascular Disparities–Support to create partnerships to: design and carry out multiple interdisciplinary research projects that investigate complex biological, behavioral and societal factors that contribute to CVD health disparities and facilitate clinical research to improve CVD outcomes and reduce health disparities; and to provide reciprocal educational and skills development programs for investigators to conduct research to reduce cardiovascular disparities and thereby enhance research opportunities, enrich cultural sensitivity and cardiovascular research capabilities at participating institutions. Deadlines: 1-22-04 (Letter of Intent); 2-19-04 (Application). Contact: Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, 301-435-0515; DesvignP@NHLBI.NIH.GOV; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-002.html.

Clinical Trial Outcomes Instrument Development Grant Program–Support to accelerate development and testing of new outcomes measures and instruments that could lead to improved trial designs or development of consensus about new instruments based on new or existing measures. Contact: Susana Serrate-Sztein, 301-594-5032; szteins@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-04-005.html. Deadlines: 12-13-03 (Letter of Intent); 1-13-04 (Application).

MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Program–Institutional training grants for underrepresented minority junior and senior honors students in cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, genetics, etc., and behavioral research as well as more quantitative areas such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer sciences. Support is also provided to improve the research training environment for MARC trainees and pre-MARC students (freshmen and sophomores) and science faculty development; and for development of course materials and faculty training in order to incorporate quantitative concepts, computational skills, and principles of modeling complex biological phenomena in pre-MARC and MARC student science curricula. Deadlines: 1-10-04, 5-10-04. Contact: Adolphus P. Toliver, 301-594-3900; tolivera@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-033.html

Centers Program for Research on HIV/AIDS and Mental Health–Support to create infrastructure for administrative coordination; subject recruitment, tracking, and retention; quality control and assurance procedures; performing laboratory testing; performing statistical analyses; database management; sponsoring training and education; and organizational capacity, in order to provide leadership in integration of multidisciplinary approaches to HIV/AIDS and mental health research, and to expand and develop information-sharing, expertise, technology, and technology transfer in institutional and clinical communities. Deadlines: 1-2-04, 9-1-04. Contact: Dianne Rausch, 301-443-7281; dr89b@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-142.html.

Competing Supplements for Early Career Development of Interdisciplinary Research and Education in HIV/AIDS–Supplementary support for interdisciplinary research and education on active interdisciplinary HIV/AIDS research grants funded through the Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS (CMHRA). Contact: David M. Stoff, 301-443-4625; dstoff@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-166.html. Deadline: 1-2-04.

Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science Centers for Mental Health–Funding to establish Centers to support collaborative, hypothesis-driven basic research activities that will extend cutting-edge theories and approaches in basic behavioral science to incorporate current approaches in neuroscience; or for Start-up Centers to support a
preparatory period of multidisciplinary research prior to launching integrative activities on a larger scale. Deadlines: 1-18-04 (Letter of Intent); 2-18-04 (Application). Contact: Mary Ellen Oliveri, 301-443-3942; moliveri@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-004.html.

Mentored Research Career Development Awards in AIDS Research–Support for career development of individuals (who have received a doctorate) with a strong commitment to a research careers in neuroAIDS, either in the basic sciences relevant to neuroAIDS or in clinically oriented research. research related to HIV infection of the nervous system Deadlines: 1-2-04, 5-1-04, 9-1-04. Contact: Michael Nunn, 301-496-1431; mn52e@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-086.html.

Assays of Stem Cell Function in Clinical Aging Research–Support for: clinical and epidemiologic studies to increase knowledge about the role in humans of stem cell deficits, and of variation in stem cell numbers and function, on health and functional outcomes in old age, and on age-related physiologic changes and progression of chronic diseases; and/or research to develop or improve assays of human stem cell number and/or function that could be used in the types of studies indicated above.

Contact: Chhanda Dutta, 301-435-3048; cd23z@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-04-009.html. Deadlines: 12-19-03 (Letter of Intent); 1-21-04 (Application).

Biology of Stem Cells in Aging--Support for projects to advance research to characterize stem cells as a function of aging, characterize the tissue environment and interaction of stem cells with that environment during aging, understand stem cell involvement in tissue and organ health with age, examine how stem cells may integrate into aged tissues for maintenance and repair, and examine the role of stem cells in degenerative disorders of aging. Deadlines: 12-22-03 (Letter of Intent); 1-22-04 (Application). Contact: Jill L. Carrington, 301- 496-6402; carringtonj@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-04-008.html.

Behavioral and Cognitive Processes Related to Adolescent Drug Abuse–Support for research with potential to advance understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of adolescent drug abuse and addiction. Model-driven research that explores and delineates basic processes, particularly judgment and decision-making processes, related to drug abuse vulnerability during adolescence, or directly studies drug abuse and effects of drugs on particular aspects of adolescent cognitive function, particularly judgment and decision-making, is encouraged. Deadlines: 1-20-04 (Letter of Intent); 2-20-04 (Application). Contact: Paul Schnur, 301-443-1887; pschnur@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-04-009.html.

Cellular and Molecular Imaging of the Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Hematopoietic Systems--Support for development and application of novel cellular and molecular imaging probes and technologies to image cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematopoietic systems in vivo. Contact: Denis Buxton, 301-435-0516; buxtond@nhlbi.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/RFA-files/RFA-HL-04-003.html. Deadlines: 12-22-03 (Letter of Intent); 1-22-04 (Application).

National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants–Support to develop or enhance research training opportunities (predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research training) for individuals pursuing careers in specified areas of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. Deadlines: 1-10-04, 5-10-04. Contact: See the program announcement at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-109.html for contacts at each institute.

National Kidney Foundation/Ocean Spray Cranberries Urinary Tract Health Research Grant Program–Support for investigator-initiated studies of nonpharmacologic approaches to prevention and management of urinary tract infections. Contact: National Kidney Foundation, http://www.kidney.org/professionals/research/. Deadline: 1/5/04.

Ecological Rates of Change (EROC)–Support for ecological research designed to separate effects of natural versus anthropogenic changes on plant and animal physiological ecology, behavior, plant-animal interactions, plant or animal communities, and ecosystem processes and dynamics in terrestrial and freshwater aquatic systems. Contact: National Science Foundation, 703-292-8480; http://www.nsf.gov/geo/egch/gc_eroc.html. Deadlines: 1-9-04, 7-9-04.

Ecology–Support for community ecology and population interactions in such areas as dynamics and processes within specific communities or habitats; food-web structure and landscape patterns formed by community dynamics; paleoecology; and organismal interactions such as mutualism, plant-animal interactions, competition, predation, co-evolution, and chemical or evolutionary ecology. Contact: Saran Twombly, 703-292-8481; stwombly@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/deb/debecological.htm. Deadlines: 1-9-04, 7-9-04.

Ecosystem Studies–Support for mechanistic or empirical investigations of whole-system ecological processes and relationships in the following areas: biogeochemistry, such as studies of decomposition, global and regional elemental budgets, and biotic versus abiotic controls of nutrient cycles; primary productivity, particularly ecophysiology, an emphasis on quantitative models of disturbances, ecosystem resilience, and successional patterns. Contact: James T. Morris, 703-292-8481; jmorris@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/deb/debecological.htm. Deadlines: 1-9-04, 7-9-04.

Greenhouse Gas Dynamics (GGD)–Support for studies related to production, interaction, and reactions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), including research focused on laboratory investigation of processes at the molecular level, development of experimental data necessary for effective modeling and prediction of greenhouse gas effects on a global scale, and identification of alternative, less environmentally destructive substances. Deadlines: 1-9-04, 7-12-04. Contact: Program Director, 703-292-8840; aweber@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/geo/egch/gc_ggd.html.

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics–Support for development of innovative methods and models for social and behavioral sciences. Areas of interest are: general research and infrastructure activities; mid-career research fellowships; research on survey and statistical methodology; and doctoral dissertation research. Contact: Cheryl L. Eavey, 703-292-7269; ceavey@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04504/nsf04504.htm. Deadlines: 1-16-04, 8-16-04.

Population Biology–Focus areas include: molecular population studies including analyses of causes and consequences of variation and change in biochemical characteristics; RNA and DNA sequences; population genetics of mobile elements; evolution of genic and genomic organization and functioning; and evolution of organismal development; population and quantitative genetics directed at understanding the genotypic and phenotypic variation of populations during microevolution; geographical differentiation; organismal adaptation to changing environments; natural hybridization; and speciation; and studies from an ecological and evolutionary perspective of life history and life cycle phenomena of terrestrial, freshwater, and wetland organisms; animal and plant demography of age- and stage-structured populations; and population dynamics including linear, nonlinear, and stochastic approaches. Deadlines: 1-9-04, 7-9-04. Contact: Mark W. Courtney, 703-292-8481; mcourtne@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/deb/debsysbio.htm.

Systematic Biology–Focus areas include: phylogenetic analyses that produce or test phylogenetic hypotheses or models and use of derived phylogenies to elucidate patterns of structural, developmental, or molecular evolution; studies that lead to improved classifications, better methods of taxonomic identification, contributions to classificatory theory, and nomenclatural reform; understanding processes that underlie origin and maintenance of taxonomic diversity; and theoretical and empirical studies of biogeographical, co-evolutionary, and

paleobiological patterns to develop models of origin, diversification, distribution, and extinction of species and evolutionary lineages and to determine tempo and mode of evolutionary change. Deadlines: 1-9-04, 7-9-04. Contact: James E. Rodman, 703-292-8481; jrodman@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/deb/debsysbio.htm.

Long-Term Fellowships support postdoctoral study in the Library’s holdings. Strengths of Library holdings include: European discovery, exploration, and settlement of the Americas; the American West; local history, family history, and genealogy; literature and history of the Midwest; Native American history and literature; the Renaissance; the French Revolution; Portuguese and Brazilian history; British literature and history; history of cartography; history and theory of music; history of printing; and early philology and linguistics. Deadline: 1/15/04. Contact: 312.255.3666; research@newberry.org; http://www.newberry.org/nl/research/L3rfellowships.html.Monticello College Foundation Fellowships for Women are awarded to postdoctoral women early in their academic careers for six months of study at the Library. Preference is given to proposals concerned with the study of women. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Soybean- and Sugarbeet-Related Research Proposals–Support for research addressing problems important to producers in North Dakota. Deadline: 12-30-03. Contact: Lori Capouch, 701-663-6501; lcapouch@ndarec.com; www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/sbare.

Research Grants support research in education, either an independent project or part of a larger project, such as a dissertation. Deadline: 1-1-04. Contact: Pi Lambda Theta, 1-800-487-3411; office@pilambda.org; http://www.pilambda.org/benefits/awards/RESEARCH%20GRANTS/Research%20Grants.htm.

Senior (more than 7 years beyond the doctorate), Post-Doctoral (up to 7 years beyond the doctorate), Pre-Doctoral (dissertation research), and Graduate Student (usually for students not yet advanced to candidacy if in a Ph.D. program) and In-Residence Fellowships are available in the following fields: animal behavior, ecology, anad environmental sciences; anthropology (archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and physical anthropology); astrophysics and astronomy; earth sciences and paleobiology; evolutionary and systematic biology; folklife; history of science and technology, history of art; materials research, molecular biology, social and cultural history of the U.S. Contact: Smithsonian Institution, 202-275-0655; siofg@si.edu; www.si.edu/research+study. Deadline: 1/15/2004.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG)–Support for students at or near the beginning of graduate studies in science or engineering, with preference given to applicants pursuing doctoral degrees in, or closely related to: aeronautical and astronautical engineering; biosciences (includes toxicology); chemical engineering; chemistry; cognitive, neural, and behavioral sciences; computer science; electrical engineering; geosciences (includes terrain, water, and air); materials science and engineering; mathematics; mechanical engineering; naval architecture and ocean engineering; oceanography; and physics. Deadline: 1-9-04. Contact: NDSEG Fellowship Program, 202-331-3516; ndseg@asee.org; http://www.asee.org/ndseg/instructions.cfm.

Young Investigator Program (YIP)–Support for research conducted by scientists and engineers who have recently received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees. Research interest areas and contact information for specific divisions are listed at www.onr.navy.mil. Applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate Division Director, or Program Officer to discuss research ideas. Deadline: 1-8-04. Contact: Donald Polk, 703-696-4111; polkd@onr.navy.mil; http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/industrial/yip.htm.

Cognition and Student Learning (CASL) Research Grant Program (84.305H)–Support for education research in the following areas: Reading Comprehension and Reading Scale-Up; Cognition and Student Learning; Mathematics and Science Education; Teacher Quality; and Research on Education Finance, Leadership, and Management. Deadline: 1-8-04. Contact: Elizabeth Albro, elizabeth.albro@ed.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-26656.htm.

Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships support research and writing of dissertations (from all disciplines) which address sources and nature of international conflict and ways to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace with priority given to projects that contribute knowledge relevant to formulation of policy on international peace and conflict issues. Deadline: 1-9-04. Contact: U.S. Institute of Peace, 202-429-3866; fellows@usip.org; http://www.usip.org/fellows/scholars.html.

Wildlife Forever Challenge Grants support habitat restoration and acquisition, research and management, and educational projects, with emphasis on grassroots programs. Deadlines: 1-1-04, 7-1-04. Contact: Wildlife Forever, 763-253-0222; info@wildlifeforever.org; http://www.wildlifeforever.org/grants.html.

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

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