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VOLUME 41, NUMBER 13: November 21, 2003
Reminder to complete harassment training program
Honorary degree nominations sought
events to note
Biology seminar set for Nov. 21
Forx Film Fest schedule announced
Theatre arts holds auditions Nov. 22
Lotus Center presents talk on gratitude Nov. 23
Graduate 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
International Night features Kyrgyzstan
Woodwind ensemble concert rescheduled for Dec. 4
Robert Giles gives Hagerty Lecture Dec. 9
Alumni hosts holiday open house Dec. 9
Series of events will explore American Indian experience
Graduate School’s scholarly forum set for March 2-4
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
Thanksgiving 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
Are you ready for winter driving?
Research, grant opportunities listed

Reminder 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.


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, 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 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.

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Biology 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.


Forx 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,

Session 1
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)

Session 2
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 - 2 minutes
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

Session 3
7 p.m. Dick’s Beer - Derek Breuer - Georgetown, Minn. - 97 minutes
8:45 p.m. Dark Highways - Christopher Jacobs - Grand Forks - 98 minutes
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 mlanda@prodigy.net.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Mark Landa, Empire Arts Center.


Theatre 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.


Lotus 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.


Graduate 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 is included.

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.


Wind 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 Divertimento.

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


Discussion 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 Union.

To register for lunch (provided by instructional development), call 777-4998 or e-mail joan.hawthorne@und.nodak.edu. Lunch reservations must be received by noon Friday, Nov. 21.

– Joan Hawthorne, WAC coordinator.


University 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.


Doctoral 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 chair.

The public is invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, Dean.


“Lighting 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 attend.

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 weather.

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.


International 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.


Woodwind 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 Seth Custer.

– Elizabeth Rheude, associate professor of clarinet, 777-2823.


Robert 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 Room.

The School of Communication and the Grand Forks Herald jointly sponsor the Hagerty lecture each year; it is free and open to the public.

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, N.Y.

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 Fiscal Agency.

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.


Alumni 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. 5.

– Stacy Nelson, Alumni Association and Foundation.


Series 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 and bookstores.

• 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 conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu.

– Dawn Botsford, special events coordinator, vice president for student and outreach services office.


Graduate 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.


U2 lists classes

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 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. 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.

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Nominations 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.


William 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 immediately.

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 director.
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.


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.


Subscriptions, 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 card:

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.


Renew “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. Thank you.

-- Sherry Kapella, parking and traffic.


Thanksgiving 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 sciences library.

Law library:
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 Law Library.

Memorial Union:
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.


ConnectND corner


Following 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

Date Human Resources and Financial Systems Student System
November -
December 2003
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.
January -
February 2004
Second cycle configuration and testing within financial and human resource management systems. Second cycle testing for student administration modules and conversions.
March -
April 2004
Third cycle (project) configuration and testing for financial and human resource management systems. Continue testing and begin training on certain student administration modules.
May -
June 2004
Regionalized training for the non-pilot campuses for both the financial and human resource management systems. “Go-live” for admissions and recruiting, financial aid and student records.
Continue training on various student administration modules.
July 2004 “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.

COSE 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.


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.


Studio 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, Manitoba.s

– Studio One.


Service 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’ homes.

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.


Decorate 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, or exit.
• 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.


Are 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 stranded.
• 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
• flashlight
• battery booster cables
• lightweight shovel
• candles or heating cans
• high energy /non-perishable food
• blanket
• matches or lighter
• flares or bright cloth to signal help
• rope
• 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.

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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.

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 your needs.

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; sphillip@ahrq.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-130.html.

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.

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; foundation@aauw.org; http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/community_action.cfm.

Basic Research Fellowships support post-doctorates conducting basic brain tumor research. Contact: American Brain Tumor Association, 847-827-9910; info@abta.org; http://www.abta.org/abtaresearchfunding.htm. Deadline: 1/7/04.

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.

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; macantu@diabetes.org; http://www.diabetes.org/professional/research/opportunities.jsp. Deadline: 1/15/04.

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.

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; info@fdhn.org; http://www.fdhn.org/html/awards/elect_app.html.

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.

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; air@mailer.fsu.edu; http://www.airweb.org/page.asp?page=40. Deadline: 1/15/04.

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; francis.elaine@epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2003_comptox.html.

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; owensby.anne@epa.gov; 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; saint.chris@epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2003_enviro_stat.html.

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; richards.april@epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2004_arsenic.html. Deadline: 1/5/04.

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; cpolit@oc.fda.gov; http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/060602d.htm

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; ihs@gmu.edu; 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; smcnagny@goldhirshfoundation.org; http://www.goldhirshfoundation.org/application_information.htm. Deadlines: 1/8/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/18/04 (Full Proposal).

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; tanglin@hrsa.gov; http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/HHS/HRSA/GAC/HRSA-04-057/Grant.html.

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; ysong@hrsa.gov; 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; mstarbecker@hrsa.gov; http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/HHS/HRSA/GAC/HRSA-04-026/Grant.html.

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; fel@iarc.fr; http://www.iarc.fr/pageroot/EDUCATION/postdoc_abroad.html.

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; slee@jdrf.org; http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=EB9F8F67-2A5E-7B6E-15223FB3146766D4.

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: coopgraduate@lucent.com; http://www.lucent.com/news/foundation/blgrfp/.

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; ak155a@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-03-039.html. Deadline: 1/21/04.

Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Resource Infrastructure Enhancement Award–Support for projects addressing expansion,

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; beckl@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-177.html. Deadlines: 12/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/14/04 (Application).


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; mquigley@ncd.gov; http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/bulletins/b1003.html.

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 or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-109.html for further details.

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; ll153p@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-03-016.html.

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; eh63a@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-03-036.html. 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; nhershey@niaid.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-03-057.html.

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, 301-594-5032; szteins@mail.nih.gov;

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; dr89b@nih.gov; 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.

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; susan.brinkman@nist.gov; http://www.nist.gov/sbir.

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; molchans@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-04-005.html. 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; wiseb@nia.nih.gov; 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; eliasj@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-04-007.html. Deadlines: 12/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/22/04 (Application).

Administrative Supplements: Testing Mechanisms of Action for Behavioral Therapies for Substance Use Disorders–Supplemental

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; mr313x@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DA-04-002.html.

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; ew136e@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-04-003.html.


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; irene.b.muise@noaa.gov; http://www.ofa.noaa.gov/%7Eamd/sbirs/sbir.pdf.

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; sspengle@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02058.

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; alasalle@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04001.

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; nclescer@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf03607.

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; kwhang@nsf.gov; 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; mbarratt@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02008/nsf02008.htm. Target Dates: 1/15/04, 7/15/04; Deadline–Research Center Applications: 2/1/04

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; dnewlon@nsf.gov; 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; mharper@nsf.gov; 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; cwardle@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03609/nsf03609.htm.

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; czorn@nsf.gov; 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; jmaling@nsf.gov; 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; ceavey@nsf.gov; 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, 703-292-7269ceavey@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/mms/midcareer.htm.

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; dwitt@nsf.gov; 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; slim@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/bio/ibn/ibnneuro.htm. Deadline: 1/12/04.

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; gbirchar@nsf.gov; 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; sbreckle@nsf.gov; 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; pwhite@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/ses/sociol/start.htm.

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; christine.marschall@ed.gov; http://frwebgate4.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate.cgi?WAISdocID=16978226627+0+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve.

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; beverlt.steburg@ed.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-26990.htm.

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; research.foundation@roche.com; http://www.research-foundation.org/rrf/guide.htm.

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; humctr-mailbox@cornell.edu; http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/html/melloninfo.html.

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

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