41, NUMBER 13: November 21, 2003
Reminder to complete harassment training program
• Honorary degree nominations sought
Biology seminar set for Nov. 21
Film Fest schedule announced
arts holds auditions Nov. 22
Center presents talk on gratitude Nov. 23
committee meets Monday
• Wind Ensemble,
Marching Band, Red River High School present concert
Discussion will focus on grades, grade inflation
• University Band, Allegro, Varsity Bards, and
Faculty Brass Quintet present holiday “Pops” concert
• Doctoral examinations set for three candidates
• “Lighting of the Green” Dec. 2
welcomes holiday season
Night features Kyrgyzstan
ensemble concert rescheduled for Dec. 4
Giles gives Hagerty Lecture Dec. 9
hosts holiday open house Dec. 9
of events will explore American Indian experience
Graduate School’s scholarly forum set for March
• U2 lists classes
Nominations sought for outstanding faculty advisors
• William Newman named chair of internal medicine
• Proposals sought for technology fee monies
• Subscriptions, advertising may be purchased
with Visa card
• Renew “A”
zone parking permits by Dec. 1
holiday hours listed
• ConnectND corner
• COSE newsletter available online
Survey determines interest in on-campus power production
• Studio One lists features
Service group helps more needy families
Decorate safely for holidays
you ready for winter driving?
Research, grant opportunities listed
to complete harassment training program
If you have received notice to complete the web-based protected
class harassment training program and have not already done so,
please make every effort to do so as soon as possible. We hope
to have all training completed by the end of December. This is
required for all faculty and staff, graduate students who teach,
and students who supervise others in support of UND’s efforts
to promote a respectful campus community for everyone. If you
have any questions regarding how to access the training program,
please contact the Office of General Counsel at 777-6345. Thanks
for your cooperation.
– Charles E. Kupchella, President.
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, residence,
education, 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 the awarding of 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
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
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.
seminar set for Nov. 21
Rick Sweitzer will present “Management Problems Involving
a North American Cultural Icon: Conservation Implications and
Controversies Over Introduced American Bison on Santa Catalina
Island, California,” at the next biology seminar at noon
Friday, Nov. 21, in 141 Starcher Hall.
Dr. Sweitzer is an assistant professor of biology. His background
and research interests are conservation biology and applied ecology
focusing on mammals.
– Biology department.
Film Fest schedule announced
The schedule for the second annual Forx Film Fest has been announced.
The Film Fest showcases films and videos made in this region or
by people from the region. The following schedule lists the approximate
show time, the title of the film, the filmmaker or submitter,
their home town and the length of the film. All films will be
shown at the Empire Arts.
Friday, Nov. 21,
7 p.m. Hollywood Nocturne - Tony Tilton - West Fargo - 128 minutes
9:15 p.m. Mean - Charles Hinton - Fargo - 44 minutes
10:10 p.m. Awry - Terry Brown and Eric Thompson - Fargo - 90 minutes
Saturday, Nov. 22
10 a.m. Panel discussion group discussing making movies on low
or no budgets (open and free to the public)
1 p.m. Irruption of the Great Gray Owl - Mark Hegvik - Roseau,
Minn. - 18 minutes
1:25 p.m. “Clouds Parting” music video - Les Sholes
- Grand Forks - 4:48 minutes
1:30 p.m. Four Funny Commercials - Les Sholes - Grand Forks -
1:40 p.m. “Success Through Violence” music video -
Chris Jacobs - Grand Forks - 5:30 minutes
1:50 p.m. Flash Flood - Mark Hegvik and Dennis Erickson - Roseau,
Minn. - 61 minutes
2:55 p.m. “Cardio-Fallangies” music video - Les Sholes
- Grand Forks - 2 minutes
2:57 p.m. “Calypso” music video - Les Sholes - Grand
Forks - 3:10 minutes
3:05 p.m. Maymi and Molly Meet the Mummy - Chris Jacobs - Grand
Forks - 8:30 minutes
3:15 p.m. Pros and Cons - Terry Brown and Eric Thompson - Fargo
- 85 minutes
7 p.m. Dick’s Beer - Derek Breuer - Georgetown, Minn. -
8:45 p.m. Dark Highways - Christopher Jacobs - Grand Forks - 98
10:30 p.m. Looking for Lillian - Terry Brown and Eric Thompson
- Fargo - 90 minutes
The Gray Owl and Flash Flood videos are documentaries. Hollywood
Nocturne, Awry, Pros and Cons, Dick’s Beer, Dark Highways
and Looking for Lillian are all feature length films. The remainder
of the videos are in our short subject category.
The Forx Film Fest was started in 2002 to give local film and
video makers a chance to show their work to the public. \
Most of the short subjects will be shown during the Saturday
afternoon session. The evening sessions will be filled with more
adult-oriented material, mainly due to language, violence and
some nudity. The panel discussion on low-budget film making on
Saturday morning is also a new feature of the Film Fest. All of
the film makers showing films this year have been invited to take
part, and many will be here. The public is invited to the panel
discussion free of charge. Tickets for the three film sessions
are $10 each or $25 for the entire festival, and will be sold
at the door.
For more information on Forx Film Fest 2003 or the Empire Arts
Center, contact Mark Landa at 746-5500 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Mark Landa, Empire Arts Center.
arts holds auditions Nov. 22
The theatre arts department will hold auditions for the spring
season Saturday, Nov. 22, at Burtness Theatre, between 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m. The two productions will be Proof by David Auburn and
Private Lives by Noel Coward. An audition sign-up list is located
at Chandler Hall, or you can call the department at 777-3446.
Call-backs will be Sunday, Nov. 23, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Proof is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award
for best play on Broadway. The play revolves around the daughter
of a famous, yet unstable mathematician who has to confront her
own heredity when a mathematical proof, never before solved, is
found in her father’s papers. Performances are March 2-6,
at the Burtness Lab Theatre.
Private Lives is a witty comedy that centers on divorcees Amanda
and Elyot, who discover why they first fell in love with each
other while honeymooning with their new spouses. Performances
are April 20-24.
– Jim Williams, theatre arts.
Center presents talk on gratitude Nov. 23
“Understanding and Feeling Gratitude,” a Thanksgiving-inspired
talk, will be Sunday, Nov. 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Lotus Meditation
Center, 2908 University Ave. The talk will be given by Patrick
Anderson, a former Buddhist monk in the Thai Theravada Forest
Tradition. It is free of charge and open to all.
– Lotus Meditation Center.
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet Monday, Nov. 24, from 3:05 to
5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall.
1. Approval of minutes from Nov. 10.
2. Teaching and learning has the following course changes:
a. T&L 421, Transition to Adult Life from two to three credits
with a course description change.
b. T&L 578 Behavior Management for Special Needs Students
from two to three credits with a course description change.
c. T&L 552, Inclusive Methods from two to three credits with
a course description change.
d. T&L 551, Advanced Assessment/Special Needs Students —change
in prerequisites from T&L 423 to include the following prerequisites
T&L 421, 552, and 578.
This item was tabled Nov. 10 and is up for discussion again.
3. Request for change in program requirements for the Master
of Theatre Arts:
a. They wish to add Theatre Arts 503, Dramatic Theory and Criticism
I and Theatre Arts 504, Dramatic Theory and Criticism II to their
requirements for their graduate program. They also are requesting
that the following requirement be dropped: “Minimum of six
credit hours in the theory area, i.e. playwriting, literature
(except those listed in 1. above), criticism and history courses.”
b. They wish to delete Theatre Arts 402, Acting III and Theatre
Arts 480, Performance Studio.
4. Request for change in Music 503, Curricular and Psychological
Foundations of Music Learning to Music 503, Psychological Foundations
of Music Learning. A request for change in course description
5. Request for change in prerequisites for Chem 512, Organometallic
Chemistry from Chem 510 to Chem 454.
6. Brief status report of program review committees.
7. Matters arising.
– Cynthia Shabb, assistant dean, graduate school.
Ensemble, Marching Band, Red River High present concert
The University Wind Ensemble and the “Pride of the North”
Marching Band will present a concert Monday, Nov. 24, at 7:30
p.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium. Special guests for this concert
will be the Red River High School Symphonic Band.
The “Pride of the North” Marching Band, led by Robert
Brooks, will present a fall showcase concert. Included will be
performances of the traditional school songs and cheers, as well
as music from their field shows such as selections from the musical
“West Side Story.” The Red River High School Symphonic
Band, under the direction of Bruce Morlock, will perform Esprit
De Corps by Richard Maltby; Highlights from “The Music Man”
arranged by Alfred Reed; Fandango by Frank Perkins; and one of
the most important pieces in the repertoire, Vince Persichetti’s
The Wind Ensemble, conducted by James Popejoy, will play the
classic Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger. Senior music performance
major Seth Custer will be featured on Claude T. Smith’s
Fantasia for Alto Saxophone, and the ensemble will pay tribute
to the memory of John F. Kennedy with a performance of Ronald
LoPresti’s Elegy for a Young American, conducted by graduate
assistant Steve Werpy. Robert Brooks will guest conduct the Wind
Ensemble in Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, and their program
will conclude with a new piece by Dana Wilson titled Shortcut
Home. All three ensembles will combine for a rousing performance
of Holiday Emblem to end the concert.
Tickets are available at the door; and are $5 for general admission,
$2 for students and seniors, and $10 per family.
For additional information concerning this performance, please
contact the band department at 777-2815.
– James Popejoy, director of bands
will focus on grades, grade inflation
Every few months (often right around finals), some aspect of
grading takes center stage in faculty discussions. Are student
grades too high? (By what standard?) Should hard work be rewarded,
should grading reflect student learning, or should it all come
down to an objectively calibrated assessment of student performance?
(Is that possible?) These are among the questions that we’ll
consider in the next noon discussion session, “Grades, Grade
Inflation, and the Purpose of Grading,” to be held Tuesday,
Nov. 25, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Room, Memorial
To register for lunch (provided by instructional development),
call 777-4998 or e-mail email@example.com. Lunch reservations
must be received by noon Friday, Nov. 21.
– Joan Hawthorne, WAC coordinator.
Band, Allegro, Varsity Bards, and Faculty Brass Quintet present
holiday “Pops” concert
University Band, Allegro Women’s Choir, Varsity Bards Men’s
Choir, and Faculty Brass Quintet will present their second annual
Holiday “Pops” Concert Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m.,
Chester Fritz Auditorium.
The University Band, conducted by James Popejoy and graduate
conductor Steve Werpy, will open the concert performing such holiday
favorites as The Christmas Song, Carol of the Bells, Sleigh Ride,
and selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite.
The Faculty Brass Quintet, consisting of Einar Einarson, Robert
Brooks, Peter Schiefelbein, Paul Nelson, and Ed Simanton, will
perform arrangements of several beloved carols including Joy to
the World, Away in a Manger, Jingle Bells, Silent Night, and Hark!
The Herald Angels Sing!
The Allegro Women’s Choir, conducted by Anthony Reeves,
will perform Noe Sanchez’s Gloria a Dios and Winter Wonderland;
while the Varsity Bards, directed by Rebecca Raber, will sing
O’ Magnum Mysterium by Laridsen and Hodie! By Leavitt. All
ensembles will combine for a finale performance of Irvin Berlin’s
White Christmas, and an audience holiday carol sing-a-long.
Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for general admission,
$2 for students and seniors, and $10 per family.
For additional information concerning this performance, please
contact the band department at 777-2815.
– James Popejoy, director of bands.
examinations set for three candidates
The final examination for Napoleon Andriopulos, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling psychology, is set
for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The
dissertation title is “Writing About the Most Meaningful
Life Experience: Implications for Subjective Well-Being.”
Cindy Juntunen (counseling) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Mary C. Rogers, a candidate for the
Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning, is set for
9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in Room 104, Education Building. The
dissertation title is “The Effects of Higher Education on
Police Officer Performance and Promotion.” Richard Landry
(educational foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The final examination for Cindy M. Anderson, a candidate for
the Ph.D. degree with a major in physiology, is set for 10 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 1, in Room 5510, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The dissertation title is “Altered Vascular Function in
a Rat Model of Reduced Utero-Placental Perfusion.” Joseph
Benoit (pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics) is the committee
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean.
of the Green” Dec. 2 welcomes holiday season
The University will welcome the holiday season with the “Lighting
of the Green” Tuesday, Dec. 2, 5 p.m. in front of the Memorial
Union. The UND community and greater Grand Forks is invited to
The event will revolve around the lighting at about 5:15 p.m.
of a large pine tree in front of the Memorial Union, which will
trigger the lighting of special holiday lights on fraternity,
sorority and other buildings up and down University Avenue.
The Concert Choir will start the activities at 4:45 p.m. with
holiday music, and UND’s carillon will provide music. Dining
services will provide cookies and hot apple cider, courtesy of
the University programming council. The festivities will move
inside to the second floor of the Memorial Union in case of bad
UND President Charles Kupchella will emcee the event. He’ll
be joined by UND Student Body President Adam Baker and a representative
of Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown, who will bring holiday greetings.
Night features Kyrgyzstan
Join us at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., at
7 p.m. Thursdays for International Night. Thursday, Dec. 4, will
feature Kyrgyzstan. Enjoy international cuisine, learn about different
cultures and make new friends.
– International Centre.
ensemble concert rescheduled for Dec. 4
The music department will present a student chamber music recital
Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes Fine Arts Center,
featuring the Clarinet and Saxophone Quartets. They will perform
works by Scarlatti, Harvey, Gershwin, Schmidt and the world premiere
of Reflection a’ rebours for Saxophone Quartet written by
– Elizabeth Rheude, associate professor of clarinet, 777-2823.
Giles gives Hagerty Lecture Dec. 9
Robert Giles, veteran newspaper editor and current curator of
the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, will
talk about the watchdog role of journalism in the era of secretive
government as the guest speaker at the 12th annual Jack Hagerty
Lecture Tuesday Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. Grand Forks Herald Community
The School of Communication and the Grand Forks Herald jointly
sponsor the Hagerty lecture each year; it is free and open to
Giles was appointed head of the Nieman Foundation after a career
of nearly 40 years as a newspaper editor, including stints as
editor and publisher of The Detroit News, and as executive editor
at the Democrat and Chronicle and The Times-Union, in Rochester,
He began his career as a reporter and editor at the Akron Beacon
Journal in 1971, a period in which it won a Pulitzer Prize for
its coverage of the shooting of several Kent State University
students by members of the Ohio National Guard.
He was editor at The Detroit News in 1994, when it won a Pulitzer
Prize for disclosures related to a scandal in the Michigan House
In his role as curator at the Nieman Foundation, Giles directs
a mid-career fellowship program for working journalists that was
established at Harvard in 1938. Each year, about 24 journalists
from news organizations in the United States and abroad come to
Harvard for a year of study in a journalism specialty area. Giles
also serves as publisher of Nieman Reports, a quarterly magazine
of commentary and criticism about the news media.
The Jack Hagerty lecture series honors the long-time Grand Forks
Herald senior editor, who retired in 1983 after more than 26 years
with the newspaper and who died in 1997. His wife, Marilyn Hagerty,
is also a veteran editor at the Grand Forks Herald and continues
as a popular columnist.
– Pamela Kalbfleisch, director, School of Communication.
hosts holiday open house Dec. 9
The Alumni Association and Foundation invite all faculty and
staff to a holiday open house Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m.
at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. Please encourage faculty
and staff to attend. Retired faculty and staff of departments
are also invited. Please RSVP to Barb at 777-4078 by Friday, Dec.
– Stacy Nelson, Alumni Association and Foundation.
of events will explore American Indian experience
A series of events occurring in 2004, “Exploring the American
Indian Experience,” offers an opportunity for our community
to learn more about the many aspects of contemporary Indian issues
and culture. This series includes a community-wide book discussion
and three community forums. Each event is free of charge and open
to all. Following is the schedule of events or read more details
online at www.conted.und.edu/AIE/
• Community-wide book discussion of The Dull Knifes of
Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey by Joe Starita, Thursday, Jan. 22,
and Monday, Feb. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Barnes & Noble/UND
Bookstore coffee shop. Faculty, staff and students are invited
to join Birgit Hans (Indian studies) to discuss the four generations
of the Dull Knifes and gain a unique glimpse of the Lakota culture
from the 1870s to the 1990s. This book is available at local libraries
• Community forum, “The Setting of the Indian Experience,”
Thursday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald
Community Room. Greg Gagnon (Indian studies) will discuss the
setting of the American Indian experience, including history and
common beliefs about Indians in America, and will answer questions
about American Indian culture.
• Community forum, “Current Issues in Indian Country,”
Monday, March 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald Community
Room. Some of the most important issues in Indian Country are
state-tribal jurisdictions, demographics, treaties, and gambling
casinos. Discover what American Indians believe are the most significant
issues today in a discussion led by Jim Grijalva (law).
• Community forum, “A Celebration of Life: Understanding
the Powwow in Today’s Indian Experience,” Thursday,
April 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Show
coordinators, Russ McDonald (rural health) and Brian Gilley (Indian
studies) will explain the role of tradition in powwows today.
Dancers and musicians will demonstrate each element of the powwow
and explain the significance of the dress in each dance. This
session will be a wonderful opportunity to discover the meaning
of this celebration of life to greater enhance your participation
and attendance at any powwow.
For more information about the book discussion or the forums,
contact the Division of Continuing Education at 777-2663 or e-mail
– Dawn Botsford, special events coordinator, vice president
for student and outreach services office.
School’s scholarly forum set for March 2-4
The graduate school is sponsoring a campus-wide scholarly forum
Tuesday through Thursday, March 2-4. The purpose of this forum
is to allow the University to highlight scholarly activities and
provide a venue to share research with students and colleagues.
This year, we are pleased that Mary Burgen, general secretary
of the American Association of University Professors and former
professor of Victorian literature and chair of English at Indiana
University, will give a keynote address Tuesday, March 2, at 3:30
p.m. A second keynote address selected by atmospheric sciences
will be held Wednesday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m. Both speakers will
present in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.
Presentations, exhibits and/or performances from faculty and
students are encouraged. Deadline for submission of abstracts
is Monday, Feb. 16. For submission forms and guidelines go to
www.und.edu/dept/grad and look under “In the Spotlight.”
Please contact the graduate school if you have any questions
regarding the forum.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
Below are U2 workshops for Dec. 1-12. 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. Presenters: Connie Gagelin and Nancy
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. 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. Information regarding
design, ergonomic products, and stretching exercises are discussed
in this class. Presenter: Claire Moen.
Word XP, Intermediate: Dec. 8, 10, and 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Prerequisite:
Word XP, beginning (nine hours total). Create and modify a template;
create styles, work with columns, sections and advanced tables;
add graphics, create mail merge documents, labels, and envelopes;
manage documents. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
MS Word - Templates, Macros and Mail Merge (limited seating),
Dec. 9, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 361 Upson II. The ConnectND training,
“Templates, Macros, and Mail Merges,” identifies templates,
macros, mail merges and how to use them within the Word XP program.
This will familiarize the end user with how the customized desktop
shortcuts actually work when ConnectND goes live. The mail merge
will allow you to generate letters, labels, envelopes, etc. from
the downloaded PeopleSoft data. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Working in Confined Spaces: Dec. 10, 2 to 4 p.m., 211 Rural Technology
Center. Confined spaces can be deadly. Reinforce understanding
of the risks associated with working in confined spaces such as
manholes, trenches, cable vaults and attics. The following topics
are included in the workshop: identification of a confined space
and its conditions; toxic, flammable, and oxygen-deficient atmospheres;
hazards and proper personal protective equipment; and roles and
responsibilities. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.
-- Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University with the University.
sought for outstanding faculty advisors
The academic advising committee is accepting nominations for
the Outstanding Faculty Academic Advisor Award to be presented
at Founders Day 2004. To access the nomination form online, go
to www.und.edu/dept/sas/adnomform.pdf or www.und.edu/dept/divsos/foundersday/
Paper nomination forms are available at the following locations:
Memorial Union info center, student government office, student
academic services, undergraduate departments, and college dean
offices. All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are eligible
to nominate a faculty academic advisor for this award. Nominations
will be accepted through Jan. 16.
For more information, please contact student academic services,
201 Memorial Union, or call 777-2117.
--Lisa Burger, director student academic services, on behalf
of the academic advising committee.
Newman named chair of internal medicine
William Newman, professor of internal medicine at the School
of Medicine and Health Science campus in Fargo, has been named
chair and director of the residency program in the school’s
Department of Internal Medicine. The appointment is effective
Newman replaces Raymond Smego, who will remain on the faculty
as professor of internal medicine. Smego was appointed as chair
in April 2002, and soon after also took over as residency program
Newman also will continue in his role as assistant dean for veterans
affairs at the UND medical school.
As chair of internal medicine, Newman is responsible for internal
medicine education in all four years of the medical education
program. As residency program director, he is responsible for
training physicians who have completed their medical degrees and
have chosen to pursue the three-year program to become eligible
for certification to practice internal medicine. A total of 25
residents are training in the department’s program at this
time, primarily in UND medical school-affiliated hospitals and
clinics in Fargo.
A UND alumnus, Newman earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry,
cum laude, in 1970 and a bachelor of science in medicine degree,
cum laude, in 1972. He went on to earn the doctor of medicine
degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1974, and
took internship training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and
internal medicine residency training at the University of Minnesota
at Minneapolis. He also took endocrinology training as a fellow
at the University of Rochester (NY) affiliated hospitals.
In 1981, he joined the faculty of the UND medical school where
he has since received several awards for teaching and was elected
to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical scholastic society.
– H. David Wilson, dean, medicine and health sciences.
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
• Number of students served
• Number of disciplines served
• Access to the equipment
• Technical support available
• Relevance to University’s/department’s/unit’s
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proposal
process, please contact Kim at 777-3231.
– Jim Shaeffer, chief information officer.
advertising may be purchased with Visa card
Effective Nov. 1, the following expenditures, equal to or less
than $2,500, will be allowed to be charged on the Visa purchasing
Subscription (TCC 466)
• New subscriptions
• Renewals of subscriptions expiring in current fiscal year
Memberships are not allowed on Visa purchasing card. If subscription
includes a membership, process on a request for payment.
Advertising (TCC 463)
• Advertising for faculty/staff positions.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathie at 777-2915
or Allison at 777-2968.
– Allison Peyton, accounting services.
“A” zone parking permits by Dec. 1
It is “A” parking permit renewal time. The current
blue decal expires Monday, Dec. 1. If you use payroll deduction
to pay for your permit, you will receive your new red decal in
the mail and may begin using immediately. Your deductions will
start with the Dec. 15 payroll.
If you purchased your permit by check or cash, you will receive
an application in the mail. Please fill it out, enclose your payment,
and return it to our office for processing.
We will also send blank applications to each department in case
someone did not receive one. Please distribute these to anyone
in your department who qualifies for the “A” parking
permit and needs an application. The fee this year is $46 for
the entire year, an increase of $4. Once the application is processed,
your validation decal will be mailed via intra-campus mail, along
with our new policy book, new map, and “first warning”
card. If you have any questions, please call our office at 777-3551.
-- Sherry Kapella, parking and traffic.
holiday hours listed
Thanksgiving Day is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives,
Thursday, Nov. 27, will be observed as Thanksgiving 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.
Health sciences library:
Thanksgiving break hours for the health sciences library are:
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 27, closed;
Friday, Nov. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 29, 1 to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m. to midnight. – April Byars, health
Thormodsgard Law Library for Thanksgiving weekend are: Wednesday,
Nov. 26, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 27, closed; Friday,
Nov. 28, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 29, noon to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, Nov. 30, noon to 11 p.m. – Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard
The Memorial Union Thanksgiving holiday schedule for Nov. 26 to
Nov. 30 follows.
The Memorial Union and all its facilities will be closed Thursday,
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29-30.
Administrative offices: Wednesday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov.
28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; barber shop: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 8:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 28, closed; computer labs: Wednesday,
Nov. 26, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m.; craft center: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday,
Nov. 28, closed; credit union: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, closed; dining center: Wednesday, Nov.
26, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, closed; food court: Wednesday,
Nov. 26, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, closed; Internet Café
and pub area: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov.
28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; lifetime sports center: Wednesday, Nov.
26, and Friday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; passport I.D.s: Wednesday,
Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, closed; parking office:
Wednesday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
post office: Wednesday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday,
Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Stomping Grounds: Wednesday, Nov. 26,
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., hours for Friday, Nov. 28, will be announced;
student academic services: Wednesday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov.
28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; U snack C-store: Wednesday, Nov. 26:
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, closed; union services:
Wednesday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; University
Learning Center: Wednesday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 28, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; building hours: Wednesday, Nov. 26, and Friday,
Nov. 28, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.
is information on the ConnectND project, which will replace the
current administrative system. For more information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.
Higher education rollout schedules become more specific
Resources and Financial Systems
|First cycle configuration and testing for
financial and human resource management systems as it pertains
to each module.
||First cycle configuration and testing of
the student administration modules. First cycle of conversion
testing in all modules.
|Second cycle configuration and testing
within financial and human resource management systems.
||Second cycle testing for student administration
modules and conversions.
|Third cycle (project) configuration and
testing for financial and human resource management systems.
||Continue testing and begin training on
certain student administration modules.
|Regionalized training for the non-pilot
campuses for both the financial and human resource management
||“Go-live” for admissions and
recruiting, financial aid and student records.
Continue training on various student administration modules.
||“Go-live” on all non-pilot
campuses of financial and human resource management systems.
||“Go-live” for student financials.
This will coincide with the rollout of higher education’s
financials. Specific conversions will continue as they are
required for school year. Post-production support for previously
rolled out modules on the non-pilot campuses.
newsletter available online
The COSE (Council of State Employees) fall 2003 newsletter is
now available online at www.state.nd.us/cose.
We will not print this issue due to budget concerns. If there
are people in your department who don’t have access to a
computer or GroupWise and who might like to read this please print
a copy and place in a break room or on your bulletin board. Thank
you. – Leyton Rodahl (facilities), for COSE.
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
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,
One lists features
With the holiday season right around the corner, many want to
create the perfect Thanksgiving feast. Chef Kim Holmes will show
us how to create a classic meal with a twist on this week’s
edition of Studio One live at 4 p.m. on Channel 3 in Grand Forks.
A gourmet chef with international experience, Kim Holmes will
use his own recipes to prepare a crown roast with bread stuffing.
Also, with the rise in the Canadian exchange rate, U.S. cities
near the border are experiencing increased business from tourists.
The value of Canadian currency is the highest it has been since
1994. We’ll explore how businesses are affected by the increased
value of the Canadian dollar.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced
at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program
airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Rebroadcasts
can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily and on
Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One
on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan,
Minot, Minneapolis, the Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg,
– Studio One.
group helps more needy families
The University’s Quo Vadis Chapter of Mortar Board is providing
Thanksgiving meals to over 700 less fortunate families in the
area through their 24th annual turkey basket drive.
The turkey basket distribution is set to begin Saturday, Nov.
22, at UND’s ROTC Armory from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., where needy
families will receive their baskets. Members of the chapter will
also be available to carry out or deliver the baskets to recipients’
This year the group is helping more families than ever before,
with about 100 more baskets to be distributed than last year.
Less fortunate families signed up to receive a turkey basket two
weeks ago; the baskets are funded through chapter fundraisers
and donations from businesses and individuals from the area. This
is the 24th year of the turkey basket drive. Last year, the UND
chapter won the Project Excellence Award for their efforts. This
award was given to just 18 of over 200 chapters across the nation,
recognizing the success of a chapter-sponsored event.
Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college
seniors for scholarship, leadership, and service. The Quo Vadis
Chapter began in 1932 and continues to serve the Grand Forks community
with the “Reading is Leading” project, the turkey
basket drive, and other services to the community.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Micah Parkinson, chapter president.
safely for holidays
Everyone enjoys the holiday decorations. The beauty need not
be spoiled by an accident that could have been prevented.
Before you begin decorating inside and out this season, keep
in mind these safety tips:
• Don’t use strings of lights that have damaged or
frayed wires. Discard them.
• Lights on campus must bear the Underwriters Laboratory
(UL) seal of approval and must be of miniature size. Do not run
wiring through doorways, under carpeting, or through holes in
a wall. Avoid extension cords; rather, use a multiple-outlet power
strip with an internal circuit breaker. Always turn the holiday
lights off when you leave the building.
• Candles, incense, or other devices with open flames are
prohibited in dormitories and in campus buildings with the exception
of apartment/family housing and for supervised special events.
• Decorations should not disguise, cover, or interfere with
any safety device, including fire safety equipment such as fire
extinguishers, exit signs, sprinkler heads and piping, and fire
alarm pull stations.
• Live cut trees on campus must have prior permission from
safety and environmental health and have a tag showing that they
have been treated with flame-retardant. The tag must include the
name and registration number of the chemical used, the name of
the applicator, and the date of treatment. Keep natural trees
in water at all times to slow the natural drying process.
• Live trees are not permitted in the residence halls. Artificial
trees are allowed when placement, lighting, decorations, and monitoring
rules are followed. They must be kept out of corridors and away
from doorways and heat sources.
• Not all artificial trees are flame-retardant; check for
the tag that notes they have been flocked and treated. Don’t
risk using a cheaper tree that is not fire resistant.
• Do not place the tree so that it blocks a doorway, corridor,
• After the holidays, the sooner you get rid of your Christmas
tree and decorations the better. The longer they stay up, the
more dangerous they become.
Decorating guidelines for apartment housing can be found in the
UND apartment policy handbook. If you would like further information
on holiday safety, please contact the safety and environmental
health office at 777-3341. Happy holidays!
-- Safety and environmental health.
you ready for winter driving?
With the arrival of winter, the hazards of winter driving must
be taken seriously. There are many simple things that you can
do to keep yourself safe and alive.
• Keep your gas tank at least half full. It will prevent
moisture condensation and extend your running time if you are
• Clean all snow and ice off your vehicle before you leave
your parking spot. Keep a window scraper and brush in your vehicle.
• Be sure that your vehicle is in good repair. Your brakes,
battery, tire tread and inflation, windshield wipers/fluid, exhaust
system, and cooling system should all be checked.
• Drive defensively and slow down. Rain, snow, and ice can
decrease traction and cause you to skid.
• If you get stranded, remember that it is usually best
to stay with your vehicle until help arrives.
Have winter equipment available in your vehicle, especially
if you will be driving out of town. Things to consider include:
• boots, gloves, hat, and warm clothes
• battery booster cables
• lightweight shovel
• candles or heating cans
• high energy /non-perishable food
• matches or lighter
• flares or bright cloth to signal help
• Cellular phone
• Survival kits are available at transportation for state
vehicles checked out for out-of-town travel.
• Most importantly, if driving conditions are poor, stay
off the roads if at all possible.
-- Safety and environmental health.
grant opportunities listed
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.
NOTE: A search of funding opportunities with deadlines the week
of January 11-17,2004 brings up a list of approximately 1440 opportunities
from a variety of agencies. We do not have the time or space to
include all these opportunities in these articles, therefore,
we encourage you to go to the Community of Science Main Search
page at http://www.cos.com/ to search for opportunities that fit
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Building the Evidence to Promote Bioterrorism and Other Public
Health Emergency Preparedness in Health Care Systems–Support
to examine and promote the health care system’s readiness
for a bioterrorist event and other public health emergencies through
development of new evidence, tools, and models. Deadline: 1/14/04.
Contact: Sally Phillips, 301-427-1571; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-130.html.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF LIVER DISEASES
Jan Albrecht Commitment to Clinical Research Award in Liver Diseases
Award–Support for faculty within 4 years of their starting
appointment to perform clinical research in liver-related areas.
Deadline: 1/9/04. Contact: AASLD, 703-299-9766; http://www.aasld.org/pdffiles/JA04CriteriaDesign.pdf.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW)
Community Action Grants provide start-up funds for longer-term
programs focused on K-14 girls’ achievement in math, science,
and/or technology. Deadline: 1/15/04. Contact: 319- 337-1716,
ext. 60; email@example.com; http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/community_action.cfm.
AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION (ABTA)
Basic Research Fellowships support post-doctorates conducting
basic brain tumor research. Contact: American Brain Tumor Association,
847-827-9910; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.abta.org/abtaresearchfunding.htm.
Translational Research Grants for Brain Tumors support pre-clinical
research beyond the molecular level. Human studies are excluded.
Applications focusing on benign and low grade tumors, epidemiology,
genetics and hereditary factors, new drug delivery systems, or
neuroprotective interventions are strongly encouraged. Deadline
and Contact: See above.
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION (ADA)
LCIF Clinical Research Grant Program–Support for any investigator
for clinical research in diabetic retinopathy in the areas of
new treatment regimes, epidemiology, and translation research.
LCIF Equipment Grant Program–Funds for researchers who hold
an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree to purchase equipment essential
for clinical research projects in diabetic retinopathy. Contact:
Maricela Arias-Cantu, 703-549-1500; email@example.com; http://www.diabetes.org/professional/research/opportunities.jsp.
LCIF Training Grant Program–Funding to enable foreign investigators
to visit U.S. research institutions and receive training in clinical
research, implementation of public health programs (e.g. screening),
or epidemiology; or to enable U.S. investigators to visit foreign
institutions (particularly institutions in underdeveloped countries)
to conduct training programs in clinical research and implement
public health programs. Deadline and Contact: See above.
Physician-Scientist Training Awards support students who wish
to combine a degree in medicine with a research-oriented Ph.D.
degree. Medical Scholars Awards allow physicians-in-training to
contribute to the process of discovery in basic and clinical research
laboratories. Deadline and Contact: See above.
Research Awards support new and established investigators, or
investigators who have not previously worked in the field of diabetes
who have projects related to any aspect of diabetes research.
Clinical Research Awards support patient-oriented research in
diabetes; applicants must have fewer than 2 years postdoctoral
research experience. Career Development Awards support Assistant
Professor level faculty investigators. Junior Faculty Award applicants
must hold any level of faculty appointment up through assistant
professor or provide documentation from the Chair that they will
receive this position upon receipt of the award. Deadline and
Contact: See above or www.diabetes.org/research.
AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (AGA)
Elsevier Research Initiative Award–Support for new investigators
or pilot projects that represent new research directions for established
investigators, to enable them to obtain new data that can provide
the basis for subsequent grant applications for more substantial
funding and duration. Research must be in gastroenterology- or
hepatology-related areas. Deadline: 1/7/04. Contact: Foundation
for Digestive Health and Nutrition, 301-222-4005; firstname.lastname@example.org;
June and Donald O. Castell, M.D., Esophageal Clinical Research
Awards provide support to new investigators for research related
to esophageal function or diseases. Merck Clinical Research Career
Development Awards support junior faculty performing clinical
research in any area of gastroenterology or hepatology. Miles
and Shirley Fiterman Foundation Basic Research Awards support
junior faculty members involved in basic research in gastrointestinal
or liver diseases. Deadline and Contact: See above.
Miles and Shirley Fiterman Foundation Clinical Research in Gastroenterology
or Hepatology/Nutrition Awards support faculty at the associate
professor or higher rank who are conducting clinical research
in hepatology, nutrition, or gastroenterology. Deadline: 2/14/2004.
Contact: See above.
ASSOCIATION FOR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH (AIR)
Dissertation Fellowship Program and Research Grant Program–Support
for research on postsecondary education using the NCES and NSF
national databases. Contact: Association for Institutional Research,
850-644-4470; email@example.com; http://www.airweb.org/page.asp?page=40.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Computational Toxicology and Endocrine Disruptors: Use of Systems
Biology in Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment–Support
for innovative approaches incorporating computational methods
into hazard identification and risk assessment. Deadline: 1/21/04.
Contact: Elaine Francis, 202-564-6789; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Development of a Metabolic Simulator Computer Program for Prediction
of Liver Metabolism of Xenobiotic Chemicals–Funding for
laboratory and theoretical studies for development of a computational
model to predict/simulate metabolic transformation pathways for
organic chemicals in the liver and prioritize competing metabolic
reactions for toxic organic chemicals. Deadline: 1/5/04. Contact:
Anne Owensby, 706-355-8201; email@example.com; http://www.epa.gov/nerl/opportunities/comp_tox.pdf.
Environmental Statistics Research: Novel Analyses of Human Exposure
Related Data–Support for research to develop innovative
statistical methods and models for application 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: Chris Saint, 202-564-6909; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Treatment Technologies for Arsenic Removal for Small Drinking
Water Systems--Support for pre-qualify treatment technologies
to establish a subsequent demonstration program to evaluate efficiency
and effectiveness of drinking water treatment technologies to
meet new arsenic maximum contaminant levels (MCL). Contact: April
Richards, 202-564-2297; email@example.com; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2004_arsenic.html.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
Support for Small Scientific Conference Grants (RFA-FDA-OC-2003)--Partial
support for scientific meetings and conferences designed to coordinate,
exchange, and disseminate information when the objectives are
clearly within the scope of the agency’s mission (such as
foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary, and properly labeled; human
veterinary drugs are safe and effective; there is reasonable assurance
of the safety and effectiveness of devices intended for human
use; cosmetics are safe and properly labeled; and the public health
and safety protected from electronic product radiation). Deadlines:
1/15/04, 4/15/04, 7/15/04, 10/15/04. Contact: Cynthia M. Polit,
301-827-7180; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/060602d.htm
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
IHS Film and Fiction Scholarship Competition–Support for
students pursuing a Masters degree in filmmaking, fiction writing,
or playwriting. Deadline: 1/15/04. Contact: George Mason University,
1-800-697-8799; email@example.com; http://www.theihs.org/subcategory.php/15.html.
Brain Tumor Research Awards support research (in the continuum
between basic research and clinical application) to accelerate
progress toward more effective treatment for astrocytic tumors,
integrating and translating knowledge in various disciplines into
meaningful progress for patients. Contact: Sally E. McNagny, 617-279-2254;
Deadlines: 1/8/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/18/04 (Full Proposal).
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
Adolescent Health Resource (AHR) Cooperative Agreements–Support
to establish technical assistance and resource centers. Deadline:
1/5/04. Contact: Trina Menden Anglin, 301-443-4291; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Allied Health Projects–Support to expand or establish programs
to increase enrollment in allied health disciplines in short supply
or whose services are most needed by the elderly; provide rapid
transition training programs in allied health fields; establish
community-based training programs to link academic centers to
rural clinical settings; provide career advancement training for
practicing allied health professionals; or to expand or establish
clinical training sites for allied health professionals in medically
underserved or rural communities. Deadline: 1/13/04. Contact:
Young Song, 301-443-3353; email@example.com; http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/HHS/HRSA/GAC/HRSA-04-027&%23032%3B/Grant.html.
Quentin N. Burdick Program for Rural Interdisciplinary Training–Support
for education and training of health professions students in rural
underserved communities and to improve access to health care in
rural areas. Deadline: 1/13/04. Contact: Marcia Starbecker, 301-443-6867;
INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER (IARC)
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Training in Cancer support
training of junior scientists in cancer research. Applicants should
have a recent doctoral degree in medicine or the natural sciences
or be in the final phase of completing their doctoral degree.
Deadline: 12/31/03. Contact: Eve El Akroud, Telephone: 33 4 72
73 84 48; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.iarc.fr/pageroot/EDUCATION/postdoc_abroad.html.
JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL (JDRF)
Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowships support training in diabetes-related
research for individuals no more than five years beyond receipt
of the doctorate. Deadlines: 1/1/04, 8/1/04. Contact: Seran Lee,
212-479-7565; email@example.com; http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=EB9F8F67-2A5E-7B6E-15223FB3146766D4.
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES FOUNDATION
Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program–Fellowships
are awarded to women and members of a minority group currently
underrepresented in the sciences who are U.S. citizens or permanent
residents. Recipients are usually graduating college seniors,
but applications from first-year graduate students will be considered.
Students must be pursuing full-time doctorial studies in the following
disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry. Communications Science.
Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information
Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering,
Operations Research, Physics, or Statistics. Deadline: 1/15/04.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.lucent.com/news/foundation/blgrfp/.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Novel Technologies for Noninvasive Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment
of Cancer–Support to develop multifunctional technology
platforms for minimally intrusive approaches that integrate: sensing
of fundamental signatures of precancers, or early, metastatic
or recurring cancers in the living body; transmission of signature
information to an external monitor; controlled, specific, treatment;
and monitoring of effects of treatment. Contact: Annmarie L. Keane,
301-435-3814; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-03-039.html.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES (NCRR)
testing, quality assurance, cryopreservation, and distribution of
existing hESC lines that are in compliance with criteria for federal
funding of research on existing hESC. Contact: L. Tony Beck, 301-435-0805;
Deadlines: 12/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/14/04 (Application).
Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Resource Infrastructure Enhancement
Award–Support for projects addressing expansion,
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY (NCD)
Long-Term Services and Supports Financing and Systems Reform--Support
for study to examine critical issues surrounding financing and systems
reform to the configuration, financing and delivery of long-term
services and supports. Deadline: 1/5/04. Contact: Mark Quigley,
202-272-2074; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/bulletins/b1003.html.
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Additional Receipt Date for NHLBI National Research Service Award
Institutional Research Training Grants—Applications will
be accepted 1/10/04 and 5/10/04. See details.http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/policies/t32/index.htm
for further details.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Challenge Grants: Biodefense and SARS Product Development–Support
for research to control and prevent diseases caused by virtually
all infectious agents, including basic biomedical research (e.g.,
studies of microbial physiology and antigenic structure; immunity);
applied research (including development of diagnostic tests);
and clinical trials. Deadlines: 12/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/13/04
(Application). Contact: Linda Lambert, 301-496-5305; email@example.com;
International Studies of AIDS-Associated Co-Infections (ISAAC)–Support
for clinical research to determine the spectrum, incidence, clinical
manifestations, and outcomes of these co-infections in specific
regions, and evaluate pathogenic interactions between HIV and
endemic infections. Contact: Elizabeth Higgs, 301-496-2544; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 12/12/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/13/04 (Application).
Population Genetics Analysis Program: Immunity to Vaccines/Infection--Support
for research focused on identifying associations between specific
immune response gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to infection,
or quality of response to vaccination. Deadline: 1/8/04. Contact:
Nancy Hershey, 301-496-0193; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-03-057.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND
SKIN DISEASES (NIAMS)
Clinical Trial Outcomes Instrument Development Grant Program–Support
for research 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 of interest to NIAMS. Deadlines: 12/13/03
(Letter of Intent); 1/13/04 (Application). Contact: Susana Serrate-Sztein,
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Centers Program for Research on HIV/AIDS and Mental Health–Funding
to establish Centers to provide core support for multi-disciplinary
research programs focused on mental health and HIV/AIDS. Contact:
Dianne Rausch, 301-443-7281; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-142.html.
Deadlines: 1-2-04, 9-1-04.
Research on Interventions for Anorexia Nervosa (RIAN)–Support
to develop collaborative networks of institutions to conduct moderate
to large-scale evaluations of promising intervention(s) for AN
and serve as a resource for future ancillary studies. Deadlines:
12/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/22/04 (Application). Contact: Linda
Street, 301-443-0651; Lstreet@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-04-002.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)--Funding for
feasibility related experimental or theoretical research or research
and development to determine the scientific or technical merit/feasibility
of concepts/ideas as prerequisite for further NIST support under
Phase 2. See the complete announcement at the website below for
a list of research topics. Deadline: 1/15/04. Contact: Susan Brinkman,
301-975-8007; email@example.com; http://www.nist.gov/sbir.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative–Support
to establish coordinating centers to develop multi-site, longitudinal,
prospective, naturalistic studies of normal cognitive aging, mild
cognitive impairment (MCI), and early Alzheimer’s disease
(AD) as public domain research resources to facilitate scientific
evaluation of neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging [MRI],
positron emission tomography [PET]), and other biomarkers for
onset and progression of MCI and AD. Contact: Susan Molchan, 301-496-9350;
Deadlines: 12/16/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/16/04 (Application).
Proteomics in Aging and Age-Related Disorders–Support for
research to identify and quantitate protein expression patterns,
post-translational modification of proteins, and protein-protein
interactions which may change in cells or tissues as a direct
result of the aging process or age-related pathology. Contact:
Bradley C. Wise, 301-496-9350; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-04-006.html.
Deadlines: 1/23/04 (Letter of Intent); 2/23/04 (Application).
Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging –Support
to establish Centers to improve the health, quality of life, and
productivity of middle-aged and older people by facilitating translation
from basic behavioral and social sciences (including human factors)
to practical outcomes, including new technologies, for the benefit
of the aged; and stimulate new “use-inspired” basic
research in the behavioral and social sciences. Contact: Jeffrey
W. Elias, 301-402-4156; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-04-007.html.
Deadlines: 12/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/22/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
support to include (or expand on already-included) measures of therapy
process or potential mediators; for audiotaping or videotaping of
therapy sessions or assessment activities; to rate or code therapy
session or assessment data; and/or develop and test process measures
or coding systems targeting hypothesized therapeutic mechanisms
of action. Deadline: 1/23/04. Contact: Melissa W. Racioppo, 301-443-2261;
Administrative Supplements: Testing Mechanisms of Action for Behavioral
Therapies for Substance Use Disorders–Supplemental
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Short Programs for Interdisciplinary Research Training–Support
to promote training in multiple disciplines to encourage creative
problem solving and fusion of disciplines into novel “interdisciplines”
(e.g., bioengineering). Deadlines: 1/14/04 (Letter of Intent);
2/11/04 (Application). Contact: Betsy Wilder, 301-594-7717; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program--Funding to
conduct feasibility-related experimental or theoretical research
or research and development (R&D) in order to determine the
scientific or technical merit and feasibility of concepts or ideas
as a prerequisite to further NOAA support. Research topics are:
Atmospheric Sciences, Ocean Observation Systems, Living Marine
Resources, Ocean Science, and Cartography, Photogrammetry, Hydrology,
and Geodesy. Deadline: 1/15/04. Contact: Irene Muise, 301-713-0838,
ext. 183; email@example.com; http://www.ofa.noaa.gov/%7Eamd/sbirs/sbir.pdf.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Biological Databases and Informatics–Support for research
using new approaches to the management, analysis, and dissemination
of biological knowledge to enable the scientific community and
the broader public to gain maximum benefit and utility. Deadlines:
1/12/04, 7/12/04. Contact: Sylvia Spengler, 703-292-8470; firstname.lastname@example.org;
CISE Combined Research and Curriculum Development and Educational
Innovation (CRCD/EI) Program (NSF 04-001)–Support for design,
development, testing, and dissemination of innovative approaches
for increasing effectiveness of educational experiences. Deadline:
1/13/04. Contact: Anita J. La Salle, 703-292-5006; email@example.com;
Collaborative Large-Scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental
Research (CLEANER): An Engineering Cyberinfrastructure Test Bed
(NSF 03-607)–Support to establish centers to advance knowledge
and integrated assessment modeling of complex environmental systems,
thereby enabling more effective approaches to adaptive management.
Centers will provide the capability for near-real time dynamic
monitoring and analysis of key parameters for effective environmental
management. Deadline: 1/7/04. Contact: Nicholas L. Clesceri, 703-292-7940;
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)
Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain
Function (NSF 04-514)–Support for research focused on integrating
computational models and methods with neuroscience. Deadlines:
12/10/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/30/04 (Application). Contact: Kenneth
Whang, 703-292-5149; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-04-003.html.
Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS): A Multidisciplinary
Program of the Children’s Research Initiative (NSF-02-008)--Support
for studies to increase understanding of cognitive, linguistic,
social, cultural, and biological processes related to children’s
and adolescents’ development. Contact: Marguerite Barratt,
703-292-8732; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02008/nsf02008.htm.
Target Dates: 1/15/04, 7/15/04; Deadline–Research Center
Economics Program–Support for research to improve understanding
of processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and the world
system of which it is a part. Topics of current interest are:
computational economics, transformation of command economies,
human resource-related issues (poverty, labor productivity, the
family, gender and racial discrimination, etc.), and global environmental
change. Deadlines: 1/15/04, 8/15/04. Contact: Daniel H. Newlon,
703-292-8761; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/econ/start.htm.
Human Language and Communication (HLC) (NSF 03-613)–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. Contact: Mary
P. Harper, 703-292-8930; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf03613.
Deadlines: 1/8/04, 12/6/04.
Information Technology Workforce (ITWF)–Support for implementation/intervention
projects to increase the number of women and underrepresented
minority students and/or faculty in IT in U.S. colleges and universities.
Deadline: 1/21/04. Contact: Caroline E. Wardle, 703-292-8980;
Law and Social Science Program–Support for social scientific
studies of law and law-like systems of rules, institutions, processes,
and behaviors, including, but are not limited to, research designed
to enhance scientific understanding of the impact of law; human
behavior and interactions as these relate to law; the dynamics
of legal decision making; and the nature, sources, and consequences
of variations and changes in legal institutions. Contact: Christopher
J. Zorn, 703-292-8762; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/law/start.htm.
Deadlines: 1/15/04, 8/15/04.
Linguistics–Support for research focused on human language
as an object of investigation, including research on the syntactic,
semantic, phonetic, and phonological properties of individual
languages and of language in general; psychological processes
involved in the use of language; development of linguistic capacities
in children; social and cultural factors in language use, variation,
and change; acoustics of speech and physiological and psychological
processes involved in production and perception of speech; and
the biological bases of language in the brain. Contact: Joan Maling,
703-292-8731; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/ling/start.htm.
Deadlines: 1/15/04, 7/15/04.
Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) (NSF 04-504)–Support
for interdisciplinary proposals that are methodologically
innovative and grounded in theory. Areas of interest are: general
research and infrastructure activities; mid-career research fellowships;
research on survey and statistical methodology; and doctoral dissertation
research. Deadlines: 1/16/04, 8/16/04. Contact: Cheryl L. Eavey,
703-292-7269; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04504.
Mid-Career Methodological Opportunities–Support for mid-career
research fellowships in the social, behavioral, economic, and
statistical sciences in order to facilitate interactions among
statisticians and social, behavioral, or economic scientists.
Applicants may be at any level beyond the Ph.D. Target Dates:
1/15/04, 8/15/04. Contact: Cheryl L. Eavey, email@example.com;
Neuroendocrinology–Support for research focusing on understanding
multifaceted relationships among the central nervous system, hormones,
and behavior, especially in relation to environmental factors,
and including how the brain controls endocrine secretion, and
effects of steroid and peptide hormones on the brain. Research
ranges from the basic mechanisms underlying neuroendocrine development
and regulation to use of molecular biological tools to examine
the interaction between physiologically and behaviorally related
events and gene expression. Deadline: 1/12/04. Contact: Diane
M. Witt, 703-292-8423; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibnneuro.htm#ne.
Neuronal and Glial Mechanisms–Support for research using
innovative approaches and techniques using novel model systems
to explore cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal and glial
cell function, including energy metabolism, ion and substrate
transport, and synaptic mechanisms. Major thrusts include genetic
and biophysical bases of membrane electrical properties, their
regulation by intracellular second messengers, and integration
of metabolism and signaling activity by interactions between neurons
and glia in the peripheral and central nervous systems. Contact:
Soo-Siang Lim, 703-292-7878; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibnneuro.htm.
Sensory Systems–Support for research on the mechanisms
by which the nervous system acquires, encodes, and processes information
about the environment, including research on neural processes
at the molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral levels, and
psychophysical correlates of sensory neural processes. Topics
include sensory transduction; neural coding and integrative mechanisms;
and comparative aspects of sensory capabilities, including vision,
hearing, touch, taste, smell, equilibrium, electrosensory, magnetic,
and other senses. Deadline: 1/12/04. Contact: Geoffrey Birchard,
703-292-8420; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibnneuro.htm#ss.
Social Psychology Program–Support for basic research on
human social behavior, including cultural differences and development
over the life span. Research topics include, but are not limited
to: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality
processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self,
emotion, social comparison and social influence, social psychology
of health, and psychophysiological correlates of social behavior.
Contact: Steven J. Breckler, 703-292-8728; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/socpsy/start.htm.
Deadlines: 1/15/04, 7/15/04.
Sociology Program–Support for research on problems of human
social organization, demography, and processes of individual and
institutional change, especially theoretically focused empirical
investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental
social processes. Areas of interest include: research on organizations
and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements,
social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility,
family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and sociology
of science and technology. Deadlines: 1/15/04, 2/15/04, 8/15/04,
10/15/04. Contact: Patricia E. White, 703-292-8762; firstname.lastname@example.org;
REHABILITATION SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (RSA)
Rehabilitation Continuing Education Programs–Support for
training centers to serve federal regions or geographical areas
and provide a broad, integrated sequence of training activities
focused on meeting recurrent and common training needs of employed
rehabilitation personnel throughout a multi-state geographical
area. Deadline: 1/8/04. Contact: Christine Marschall, 202-205-8926;
Rehabilitation Long-Term Training--Comprehensive System of Personnel
Development–Funding for projects that provide: basic or
advanced training leading to academic degrees in areas of personnel
shortages in rehabilitation; a specified series of courses or
program of study leading to award of a certificate in areas of
personnel shortages in rehabilitation; or support for medical
residents enrolled in residency training programs in the specialty
of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Deadline: 1/6/04. Contact:
Beverly Steburg, 404-562-6336; email@example.com; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-26990.htm.
ROCHE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Funding for researchers and clinicians based abroad to visit Swiss
institutions (universities, equivalent research institutes, hospitals)
to collaborate on scientific projects or to develop new techniques
or clinical treatments. Deadlines: 1/15/04, 4/15/04, 7/15/04,
10/15/04. Contact: Telephone: +41 61 688 52 27; firstname.lastname@example.org;
SOCIETY FOR THE HUMANITIES
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships support in-residence research
in the humanities at Cornell University. Applicants must be U.S.
or Canadian citizens or U.S. permanent residents who completed
requirements for the Ph.D. after 9/1998. Deadline: 1/3/04. (Society
offices will be closed 12/19/03-1/4/04. Application information
will not be available after 12/19/03.) Contact: Cornell University,
607-255-9274; email@example.com; http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/html/melloninfo.html.
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