41, NUMBER 14: November 28, 2003
UND student reported missing
• Provost search committee, position description
Graduate committee meets Monday
• Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition by Weisgram
runs through Dec. 13
• Campus marks World AIDS Day Dec. 1
• “Lighting of the Green” Dec. 2
helps welcome holiday season
• Doctoral examination set for Pandey
• Feeling Stressed? Visit De-STRESS FEST
• NASA official presents Dec. 4 seminar
• Agenda listed for Dec. 4 University Senate
• SAS users invited to meet Dec. 4
• Police department holds open house Dec. 4
• Woodwind ensemble concert rescheduled for
• International night features Kyrgyzstan
• Women's center plans program
• Student government plans downtown event for
• Free nasal flu vaccinations available
• Bookstore hosts open house with local authors
• Master Chorale, Grand Cities Children’s
Choir present “On Christmas Night . . .”Concert
• Reception honors Carol Berg
• Robert Giles gives Hagerty Lecture Dec. 9
• Alumni hosts holiday open house Dec. 9
• Historical Society visits campus Dec. 11
• Red River presents The Best Christmas Pageant
• Brooklyn law professor presents PBK lecture
• U2 workshops listed for Dec. 8-22
Reminder to complete harassment training program
• Agreement continues UND’s Center on
Native American Aging
• BORDERS project advisors convened at medical
• Thanksgiving holiday hours listed
• Nominations sought for outstanding faculty
• Grade Report forms available Tuesday
• FlexComp deadline approaching
• Dietitian will serve wellness center, student
• Renew service vehicle placards at Auxiliary
• Subscriptions, advertising may be purchased
with Visa card
• Museum accepts membership challenge
• U community invited to take fitness challenge
• COSE newsletter available online
September, October grant awardees listed
• Research, grant opportunities listed
student reported missing
As this issue of University Letter goes to press on Tuesday,
Nov. 25, we continue to offer our prayers for the safe return
of Dru Sjodin. Thank you to all who have volunteered to search
and to all who have supported the family and friends in so many
Following is the statement President Charles Kupchella issued
to the University community Nov. 24:
We are saddened by the disappearance of Dru Sjodin, one of our
students. We are doing everything in our power to assist local
law enforcement agencies, including our own UND Police Department,
as they investigate Dru’s disappearance.
Our hearts go out to Dru’s family and we are doing what
we can to be helpful to them. We are providing the family with
housing as well as access to UND personnel and resources.
We also are doing what we can for the University community. Our
UND Crisis Team has been working since this weekend to provide
support for Dru’s friends, particularly those who are members
of Gamma Phi sorority, as well as other students, faculty and
staff close to Dru.
We have full confidence in the Grand Forks Police Department
and other law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation,
and they have our full support.
We hope and pray for Dru’s speedy return to campus as a
Message from John Ettling, vice president for academic affairs
and provost, and Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach
services, Nov. 24:
As the holiday season and the end of the semester approach, our
students often find this to be a stressful time. The recent news
reports about a missing UND student increase those feelings of
anxiety. We ask that all faculty, administrators, and staff take
these factors into consideration and be especially empathetic
as classes resume this week. For additional assistance for students
who are experiencing high levels of stress, contact the counseling
center (777-2127) or dean of students office (777-2664).
Thank you for your continued concern for our students.
search committee, position description released
This is the first of what will be a series of campus updates
on the search for UND’s next vice president for academic
affairs and provost.
President Kupchella has appointed the following individuals to
the search committee:
Peter Alfonso, Vice President for Research (vice chair); Donna
Brown, American Indian Student Services; Rick Brown, College of
Nursing; Elizabeth Burns, School of Medicine and Health Sciences;
Ellen Erickson, Vice President for Academic Affairs Office; Jim
Grijalva, School of Law; Margaret Healy, College of Education
and Human Development; Michael Mann, School of Engineering and
Mines; Jim Mochoruk, College of Arts and Sciences; Patrick O’Neill,
College of Business and Public Administration; Martha Potvin,
College of Arts and Sciences (chair); Libby Rankin, Academic Affairs
Division; Hassan Reza, School of Aerospace Sciences; Jim Shaeffer,
Division of Continuing Education; Jordan Schuetzle, student; Sandy
Slater, libraries; Kathy Smart, Center for Instructional and Learning
Technologies; Bruce Smith, School of Aerospace Sciences; Kathleen
Tiemann, College of Arts and Sciences.
The advertisement has been out since late October and has appeared
in print in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Women in Higher
Education. It also appears on several electronic listservs. Copies
of the ad in brochure form suitable for mailing can be obtained
from the College of Arts and Sciences office.
The committee has met twice and is in the process of developing
screening instruments. Applications are arriving daily and the
committee is on track to conduct telephone interviews with candidates
before the end of the semester.
Please help us to recruit qualified applicants through your professional
contacts/associations or listservs. The ad is below:
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The University of North Dakota (www.und.edu) invites applications
and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice President
for Academic Affairs.
As the President’s first delegate and the chief academic
officer of the University, the Provost has primary responsibility
for the overall administration and quality of academic programs.
The Provost is expected to promote academic excellence and is
responsible for all aspects of academic policy and planning. Other
responsibilities of the Provost include supervising faculty recruitment
and professional development; enhancing the academic and cultural
environment; and stimulating research, scholarly and creative
The University of North Dakota is a doctoral-research university
located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It is a state institution
enrolling 13,000 students, including 1,900 graduate students.
Doctoral degrees are offered in 21 fields, master’s degree
in 54, and specialist’s diploma in one. Approximately 60
doctoral degrees are granted each year. The University’s
colleges and schools are: the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business
and Public Administration, Aerospace Sciences, Engineering and
Mines, Education and Human Development, Medicine and Health Sciences,
Nursing, the Graduate School, and the School of Law. The Provost
oversees these, with the exception of Medicine, plus Summer Sessions,
Information Technology Systems and Services, the Chester Fritz
Library, the Instructional and Learning Technologies Center, the
Honors Program, Instructional Development, the University Registrar,
International Programs, the University Writing Program, and Military
Qualifications: (1) An earned doctorate from an accredited institution;
(2) A distinguished record of academic accomplishment, including
effective teaching, scholarly activity, and service at a level
consistent with the appointment to the rank of Professor; (3)
Successful administrative experience in higher education with
demonstrated achievement in the management of curriculum, academic
personnel, budget administration, and comprehensive academic planning;
(4) A successful track record demonstrating an ability to work
effectively in an environment of shared governance that relies
on collegiality and consultative decision-making; (5) Proven experience
demonstrating the ability to foster and encourage a diverse campus
community; (6) Ability to provide visionary leadership in the
use of technology and information systems to support teaching,
learning, research, and administration.
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue
until a new Provost is selected. Please send all nominations and
applications including letter of interest, curriculum vitae and
three letters of reference to:
Martha Potvin, Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
290 Centennial Drive
Montgomery Hall, Room 125
P.O. Box 8038
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202
Grand Forks, a city of 50,000 with an outstanding quality of
life, is located near the lake country of northern Minnesota and
is within easy driving distance of Minneapolis and Winnipeg.
All material submitted relative to this search falls under the
State of North Dakota Open Records statutes.
The University of North Dakota is an equal opportunity and affirmative
– Martha Potvin, dean, College of Arts and Sciences and
chair, provost search committee.
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet Monday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 5
p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall.
1. Approval of minutes from Nov. 24.
2. Change in course title and credits for Nursing
501, Complementary Health Care Therapies, to Complementary and
Alternative Health Care.
3. Pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics
requests the following change in program requirements for their
master’s and doctoral degrees:
a. Request for new course: PPT 500, Principles of Physiology
b. Request to delete PPT 501, Graduate Medical Pharmacology,
PPT 502, Physiology of the Nervous System and PPT 523, Graduate
c. Request for change in course prerequisites for PPT 503, Advanced
Pharmacology or Physiology from PPT 501 and 523 or consent of
instructor to PPT 500 or consent of instructor
d. Request to change prerequisites for PPT 511, Biochemical and
Molecular Mechanism of Pharmacology, from BIMD 500, PPT 501, PPT
502, and PPT 523 or consent of instructor to BIMD 500, PPT 500,
or consent of instructor.
e. Request to change prerequistes for PPT 525, Advanced Renal
Physiology; PPT 526, Advanced Respiratory Physiology; PPT 527,
Advanced Neurophysiology; PPT 528, Advanced Endocrinology; PPT
529, Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology from PPT 523 or consent
of instructor to PPT 500 or consent of instructor.
f. Request to change prerequisites and course description for
PPT 530, Advanced Neurochemistry.
g. Request to change prerequistes for PPT 535, Mechanisms of
Neurodegenerative Disorder, from PPT 502 or consent of instructor
to PPT 500 or consent of instructor.
h. Request to change prerequisites for PPT 540, Molecular Neuropharmacology,
from BIMD 500, PPT 501, or PPT 502 or consent of instructor to
BIMD 500 or PPT 500 or consent of instructor.
4. Status of program reviews with the potential
to discuss the computer science program review.
5. Matters arising.
-- Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
of Fine Arts exhibition by Weisgram runs through Dec. 13
A Bachelor of Fine Arts sculpture exhibition by John Weisgram
will open Monday, Dec. 1, at the Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery,
Hughes Fine Arts Center, with an opening reception Wednesday,
Dec. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition will run through Saturday,
Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter, for the art department.
marks World AIDS Day Dec. 1
Monday, Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day, with the theme of “Stigma
and Discrimination.” Five people worldwide die of AIDS every
minute of every day. HIV has hit every corner of the globe, infecting
more than 42 million men, women and children, 5 million of them
last year alone.
In observance of World AIDS Day, the UND 10% Society will host
a showing of the film, A Closer Walk, at 7 p.m. in the Lecture
Bowl, Memorial Union. Narrated by Glenn Close and Will Smith,
the film is a moving look at the worldwide impact of AIDS. The
showing is free and open to the public. For more information,
call the 10% Society at 777-3269 and leave a message (submitted
by Chris Stoner, 10% Society).
World AIDS Day information and materials will also be available
at the following locations: Memorial Union, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences, Wellness Center, American Indian Student
Services, Grand Cities Mall.
Special thanks to these World AIDS Day sponsors: student health
services, Memorial Union, Physicians for Human Rights, Upper Midwest
Aerospace Consortium, 10% Society, Multicultural Awareness Committee,
Multicultural Student Services, American Indian Student Services,
Safe Choices, GGF HIV/AIDS Network, ND AIDS Education and Training
Center, Red River Valley Community Action HIV Prevention Program,
Grand Forks Public Health, and Valley Health.
– Student health promotion office.
of the Green” Dec. 2 helps welcome 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 and Greater Grand Forks communities are invited
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 play. 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.
examination set for Pandey
The final examination for Rajeev Ramdatt Pandey, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in chemistry, is set for 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 2, in 138 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is
“Theoretical Study of Compounds Containing Nitrogen in or
Near Strained Ring Structures.” Mark Hoffmann (chemistry)
is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
Stressed? visit De-STRESS FEST
Take a minute for yourself during the one of the busiest times
of the year. Stop by the De-STRESS FEST between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 2, and Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Memorial Union
Loading Dock. Visit the relaxation room to enjoy a free massage,
waterfall sounds, hand massagers, soft music, and a peaceful,
comfortable atmosphere. Invest 15 minutes and earn a T-shirt by
stopping by the relaxation room, playing Stress Family Feud, making
a stress ball, and checking out the new de-stress room at the
counseling center. You are also invited to attend the grand opening
for the de-stress room at the Counseling Center, 200 McCannel
Hall, Thursday Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The room, which
features a massage chair, meditation benches, relaxation CDs,
and more, will be available to students, faculty and staff on
an ongoing basis. Drop by during the open house or make a room
reservation by calling the counseling center at 777-2127.
De-STRESS FEST is intended to help students, faculty, and staff
obtain stress relief tips and strategies to cope with stress that
is typical for this time of year (e.g., final exams, papers, the
holidays etc.). This event is sponsored by student health services,
counseling center, wellness center, and the healthy UND psychological
subcommittee. For additional information contact us.
-- Student health promotion office, 777-2097.
official presents Dec. 4 seminar
David O. Starr, branch head of mesoscale atmospheric processes
at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., will present
a seminar on “Analysis and Simulation of 23 June CRYSTAL-FACE
Case” Thursday, Dec. 4, at 3:45 p.m. in 111 Ryan Hall.
This seminar, part of the atmospheric sciences seminar series,
is free and open to the public. Faculty, staff and students are
encouraged to attend.
– Atmospheric Sciences.
listed for Dec. 4 University Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Dec. 4, at 4:05 p.m.
in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the
3. Question period.
4. Annual report of the Senate continuing education, distance
education and outreach committee, Stephen Johnson, chair.
5. Annual report of the Senate library committee, Lawrence Peterson,
6. Report from the UND ad hoc harassment policy and procedure
revision committee, Leigh Jeanotte, chair.
7. Candidates for degrees in December 2003, Nancy Krogh, registrar.
8. Report from the curriculum committee, Judy Bruce, chair.
9. Senate conflict of interest committee membership, Jane Dunlevy,
10. Senate scholarly activities committee membership, Jim Hikins,
11. Proposed revisions to the University Senate bylaws, Al Fivizzani
and Jan Goodwin, Senate executive committee.
12. Proposed revisions to the University Senate standing rules,
Al Fivizzani and Jan Goodwin, Senate executive committee.
– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University Senate.
users invited to meet Dec. 4
SAS users are invited to meet Thursday, Dec. 4, from 9:30 to
11 a.m. in 371 Upson II Hall. Some of the agenda items to be covered
will be moving files off the mainframe, demo/handouts using proc
cport/cimport to transport SAS data sets, whether you need training
in using PC-SAS, and other announcements, including an upcoming
RRVSUG meeting Dec. 9.
If you are interested in this information but unable to attend,
please contact me.
– Carmen Williams, institutional research, at 777-2456.
department holds open house Dec. 4
The University police department cordially invites you to join
us in recognizing retirees of the department and congratulating
Lt. Joe Litzinger on his recent promotion. An open house will
be held at the police department Thursday, Dec. 4, from 2:30 to
4:30 p.m. The pinning ceremony will be at 3 p.m.
– Duane Czapiewski, chief of police.
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.
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.
center plans program
On Thursday, Dec. 4, from noon to 1 p.m. at the International
Centre, 2908 University Ave., Chaminda Prelis (residence halls)
will present “Are You an Ally.” Prelis will discuss
what one can do to build a connection with and support UND’s
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) community,
and will give information about UND’s Safe Zone Project.
– Patty McIntyre, Women’s Center.
government plans downtown event for students
Student government will sponsor “A Night Downtown”
Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6 p.m. to midnight. Students may buy tickets
at the student government office starting Nov. 24. Tickets are
$20 each or two for $30. The price includes dinner, drink, and
tip at either Joe DiMaggio’s or Lola’s, free transportation,
and admission to a dance at the Best Western Townhouse. The free
transportation is optional. Buses will leave from Wilkerson and
the Union at 6, 6:45, and 7:30 p.m., and will also transport to
and from the dance. Admission to the dance only is $5 at the door.
Students will have an opportunity to win over $250 in prizes at
the restaurants if they arrive before 7:15 p.m.
– Matt Hillerud, governmental affairs commissioner, student
nasal flu vaccinations available
Free Flu Mist nasal flu vaccinations will be available to students,
faculty and staff at the student health promotion office in the
Memorial Union from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday,
Dec. 5. This vaccine is for healthy adults ages 18-49. Persons
with chronic disease such as heart, lung, or kidney disease, diabetes,
asthma and anemia, and pregnant and nursing mothers are not eligible
to receive this vaccine. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals have donated the
vaccine, which normally costs $50 a dose, for this introductory
year. Supplies are limited. For more information contact us.
– Student Health Promotion Office, 777-2097.
hosts open house with local authors
The Barnes & Noble University Bookstore open house will be
Friday, Dec. 5. Enjoy 10 percent savings on most items in the
store and free treats. During this time we will hold our annual
Small Press Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The local authors coming
this year are: Don Miller, Janice Houska, Galen Geer, Del Larson,
L. Gale Johnson, Faythe Thureen, William Sherman and John Guerrero,
Tom Clifford, Robert Eelkema, and Patrick McGuire, Richard Beringer
(co-author of Jefferson Davis, Confederate President), Janet Smith,
Ronald Vossler, and Rakel Erickson.
-- Marie Chaput, trade manager, Barnes & Noble University
Chorale, Grand Cities Children’s Choir present “On
Christmas Night ...” Concert
The Grand Forks Master Chorale and the Grand Cities Children’s
Choir will join forces for “On Christmas Night...,”
a holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s
Catholic Church, 524 Fifth Ave. N.
Now in its 21st year, the Grand Forks Master Chorale is a 40-plus-voice
auditioned choir under the direction of Anthony Reeves, UND director
of choirs, and with accompanist Jennifer Moore. The Grand Cities
Children’s Choir is composed of four groups -- Primo Voce,
Carino Voce, Accordo Voce and Canto Voce -- under conductor Melanie
Popejoy and associate directors Teri Preston and Allison Brooks,
with accompanists Lisa Anderson and Sarah Preston.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Senior citizens
get a break at $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and students get
the best deal: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Tickets are available
through the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office, 777-4090. The
Master Chorale is supported in part by the North Dakota Council
on the Arts and the Myra Foundation. This concert is supported
in part by the Nash Foundation.
– Grand Forks Master Chorale.
honors Carol Berg
A retirement reception for Carol Berg, assistant professor of
family and community nursing, will be Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 3
to 5 p.m. in the fifth floor faculty lounge, College of Nursing.
She will retire Jan. 1, after 22 years of teaching in the college.
Berg became a registered nurse after graduating from Minot State
Teachers College Trinity School of Nursing in 1961. She completed
the bachelor’s degree at Moorhead State in 1979 and master’s
in nursing at the University of Arizona, with minors in anthropology
and nursing administration. She teaches community health nursing
to senior students. Her particular expertise lies in cultural
diversity, based on the years 1966-1976, when she lived and worked
in Honduras and the Philippines. She knows the complexity of providing
health services cross-culturally, and recommends concrete resources
and ideas for reflection to those willing to learn. Please join
us as we wish her well.
– Liz Tyree, family and community nursing.
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, which 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,
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.
Society visits campus Dec. 11
The North Dakota State Historical Society will visit campus to
present information about services and programs they offer to
the public, schools, local museums and history organizations.
Also attending will be representatives of the Departments of Commerce
(Tourism Division), Parks and Recreation, Transportation, and
the North Dakota Geological Survey.
The event will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. in the River
Valley Room, Memorial Union. We realize this time is not optimal
for faculty members, but we are constrained by the Historical
Society’s calendar. Refreshments will be provided.
Deans, department chairs, faculty and administrators from all
areas are strongly encouraged to attend, but special invitations
are extended to those from the humanities areas, marketing, economics,
entrepreneurship, political science/public administration, biology,
geography, geology, recreation and leisure services, and all education
For further information, contact Rick Collin at the State Historical
Society, (701) 328-1476, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Stacie Varnson, provost’s office.
River presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be Thursday through Saturday,
Dec. 11-13, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m.
The Herdmans are back! This hilarious story concerns the efforts
of a woman to put on the annual Christmas pageant despite having
the cast of the meanest, nastiest, most inventively awful kids
in the history of the world – the Herdmans! Come see if
there will be a Christmas this year, or will the Herdmans put
a stop to everything. This is a funny and heartwarming story for
the entire family.
Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students and seniors.
Call 746-2411 for reservations.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Red River High School department
of fine arts.
law professor presents PBK lecture
On Monday and Tuesday, April 26 and 27, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting
Scholar Margaret A. Berger of the Brooklyn Law School will be
on campus to present the Phi Beta Kappa lecture in conjunction
with the spring Phi Beta Kappa banquet and initiation. Faculty
who wish to have her speak in their classes are asked to contact
Mary Kweit in political science and public administration.
Berger is the Suzanne J. and Norman Miles Professor of Law at
the Brooklyn Law School where she teaches civil procedure, evidence,
and courses on the interaction of science and the law. She has
been a visiting professor at New York University Law School and
the University of California/Hastings College of the Law. She
was recently recognized by the American Law Institute/American
Bar Association with the Rawle Award for her role in developing
new approaches to judicial treatment of scientific evidence and
in educating the legal and science communities about ways to implement
these approaches. She currently serves on the National Research
Council Panel on Science, Technology, and the Law, and was the
reporter for the post-conviction issues working group of the National
Commission on the Future of DNA evidence. She is the co-author
of Weinstein’s Evidence: Commentary on Rules of Evidence
for the United States Courts and Magistrates and numerous articles.
– Mary Kweit, political science and public administration,
workshops listed for Dec. 8-22
Below are U2 workshops for December 8-22.
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.
Word XP, Intermediate (limited seating): 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:
Important Changes to the Incomplete Grade Policy: Dec. 9, 1 to
2 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union; or Dec. 11, 11 a.m.
to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This session will
cover the new policy for incomplete and in-progress grades to
be used when assigning grades at the end of this semester. Workshop
will cover changes to policy, important dates and deadlines, in-progress
grades, and how to complete the new “Report of Incomplete
Grade” form. Presenters: Connie Gagelin and Nancy Krogh.
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.
Prevent Harassment, Promote Respect: (instructor led), Dec. 22,
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 312 Education Building. Presenter: Gerry Nies.
-- Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University within the
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.
continues UND’s Center on Native American Aging
The University’s National Resource Center on Native American
Aging is continuing, for three more years, a cooperative agreement
with the Administration on Aging (AoA) of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services.
UND, which is now identified by the AoA as the only National
Resource Center on Native American Aging, has received $345,000
to execute this cooperative agreement. The agreement allows the
resource center to improve the quality of life for American Indian
elders through research, technical assistance and training.
Administered through the Center for Rural Health, the National
Resource Center on Native American Aging works with the AoA to
develop practices that make it easier for all older American Indians
to access an integrated array of health and long-term care services,
to stay active and healthy, and to support their families’
efforts to care for loved ones at home and in the community.
This is the fourth cooperative agreement the resource center
has received, providing funding for a total of 13 years. The current
agreement was effective Sept. 30.
The AoA recently awarded grants totaling more than $3.5 million
to increase access to services and programs and to enhance consumer
assistance for older Americans, but it identified UND’s
National Resource Center on Native American Aging as the only
national resources center on Native American aging.
– Alan Allery, director of the National Resource Center
on Native American Aging.
project advisors convened at medical school
An advisory council which will oversee a statewide bioterrorism
education and training program has met at School of Medicine and
The 18-member council, operating under a project called BORDERS
(Biochemical Organic Radioactive Disaster Educational Response
System), represents various groups and organizations that have
a role to play in ensuring that health care and other professionals
are sufficiently trained to respond to man-made or natural disasters
in this state and region.
Members represent such interests as health care, law enforcement,
utilities, emergency management, education and public health,
and include two Canadians.
BORDERS is funded by a two-year grant, totaling approximately
$820,761 per year, received this fall from the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services by the medical school. It is one
of 19 such projects awarded nationwide, selected from a total
of 104 applications. The project will involve doctors, nurses,
physician assistants, allied health and mental health care professionals
and others throughout region.
Using web-based instruction and four community-oriented, hands-on
simulated disasters at sites throughout North Dakota, BORDERS
will provide these professionals and other emergency first-responders
with education and training to build a more coordinated, effective
and efficient emergency detection and preparedness system.
“We are very pleased and proud to assume a leadership role
to ensure that health care professionals receive the training
they need to best respond to emergencies that may arise through
bioterrorism,” said H. David Wilson, vice president for
health affairs and dean of the medical school. “Because
of our expertise in providing health professions education in
a rural setting, we are uniquely qualified to fill this important
role, and further extend our services to the people of this state
Co-principal investigators for the project are Linda Olson, director
of the office of medical education, and Rick Vari, assistant dean
for educational affairs. Executive program director is James Hargreaves,
infectious disease specialist at Altru Health System in Grand
Situated at the center of the North American continent, North
Dakota provides an excellent setting for bioterrorism and disaster
training, Olson said, due to numerous and varied geographical
and seasonal conditions, proximity to a vast and porous American/Canadian
border, and the presence of military installations, National Guard
posts, power generation facilities, intercontinental water sources,
food production industries and diverse transportation systems.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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.
Information Technology Systems and Services will close for the
Thanksgiving Day holiday at 1 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, and will
reopen at 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28. – ITSS.
Chester Fritz Library:
Chester Fritz Library hours for the Thanksgiving holiday are:
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving),
closed; Friday, Nov. 28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 29,
1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m. to midnight. – Karen
Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
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
Multicultural Student Services:
MSS and the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center will be closed Thursday
and Friday, Nov. 27 and 27. -- Linda Skarsten, Multicultural Student
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
North Dakota Museum of Art:
The North Dakota Museum of Art will remain open Thanksgiving Day,
Thursday, Nov. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum will maintain
regular hours until Christmas.
The Museum will close at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 (Christmas
Eve), and will re-open Friday, Dec. 26. The Museum will close
at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 ) New Year’s Eve), and will
re-open Friday, Jan. 2. The Museum Café will be closed
from Wednesday, Dec. 24, to Friday, Jan. 2, and will re-open Monday,
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
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.
Report forms available Tuesday
The “Grade Report” forms will be available in the
Office of the Registrar for pick up by the department offices
beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2. The procedures for completion
will be noted in a memo attached to the report forms.
Please note: Grade report forms must be hand delivered to the
registrar’s office no later than noon Tuesday, Dec. 23.
If you need more information, call me at 777-2280.
– Mike Cogan, associate registrar.
The FlexComp open enrollment period for the plan year of Jan.
1, 2004, through Dec. 31, 2004, ends Nov. 30. Enrollment agreements
should be in the payroll office by Nov. 30 to allow for adequate
processing time (we are aware the deadline is a weekend, but postmarked
mail is considered). No enrollment agreements will be accepted
after Nov. 30.
All benefitted employees have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll
in this fringe benefit opportunity. This program helps employees
pay for medical and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars
instead of after-tax dollars.
If you have any questions or need any additional information,
-- Heidi Strande, payroll office FlexComp specialist, 777-4423.
will serve wellness center, student health
Brenna Kerr, licensed registered dietitian, a 1994 graduate of
the University’s nutrition and dietetics program, has joined
student health and the wellness center. She lives in Drayton with
her husband, Shawn, and is currently enrolled as a student, with
the goal of entering medical school. Her role at student health
will be to provide medical nutrition therapy to students and enhance
the team approach to integrated health care. In addition, she
will assist the student health promotion office in conducting
nutrition education and outreach activities.
Kerr has experience working with nutrition-related issues such
as diabetes, hyperlipidemia, vegetarianism, obesity and anorexia/bulimia.
As a part-time staff member with the wellness center, she will
provide outreach services in the area of weight management and
eating disorders. This will allow students, faculty and staff
to engage in physical activity programs with a nutritional component.
Watch for upcoming registration and session information.
– Laurie Betting, Wellness Center.
service vehicle placards at Auxiliary Services
All service vehicle placards must be renewed by Jan. 1. Please
bring your placard to Rose Hanson in the Auxiliary Services Building,
upper level, and she will re-validate it for you, starting Monday,
Dec. 1. No tickets will be issued for expired placards until Jan.
1, to give everyone time to re-validate. If you have any questions,
please call the parking and traffic office at 777-3551. Thank
– Sherry Kapella, parking and traffic.
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.
accepts membership challenge
The North Dakota Museum of Art has been issued a challenge by
Lloyd Rigler, a Wishek, N.D., native who has given millions of
dollars to large national performing arts organizations. One of
the founding partners of Adolph’s Meat Tenderizer, Rigler
believes that institutions must develop grass roots support. Therefore,
he is challenging the Museum to broaden its support by offering
to match a dollar for every $3 raised from new or lapsed members,
and to match contributions from current members over and above
the base amount they have given during the past two years. The
matching funds, up to $1,000 for any one individual gift, will
be granted through the Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch
In making the grant, Rigler said, “I am very impressed
with the North Dakota Museum of Art. I can’t believe this
kind of quality exists in the arts in North Dakota and I want
to help them increase the size of their membership base.”
Rigler developed and supports the Classic Arts Showcase, a 24-hour,
non-commercial arts satellite network available free of charge
for cable distribution.
For more information, call the Museum at 777-4195.
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
community invited to take fitness challenge
The University community is invited to take Fitness Challenge
2003 from Dec. 1-14. Participate in UND group exercise and choose
four fitness classes to attend, one of which must be a Pilates
class, within the two-week period.
Pilates classes are free during this two-week period. Pilates
sign-up and challenge log sheets can be found at the front desk
of the wellness center. You will get a boost of energy, feel better
about yourself, jump start your metabolism and earn a great T-shirt.
– Wellness center.
newsletter available online
The COSE (Council of State Employees) fall 2003 newsletter is
now available online at www.state.nd.us/cose/newsletter.
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.
– Leyton Rodahl (facilities), for COSE.
October grant awardees listed
The Office of Research and Program Development would like to
congratulate the following UND faculty and staff who were listed
as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received
during the months of September & October 2003:
Administration and finance (SMHS): Randy Eken; aerospace network:
Henry Borysewicz; anatomy and cell biology: Edward Carlson; anthropology:
Dennis Toom; atmospheric sciences: Michael Poellot; aviation:
Thomas Zeidlik; biochemistry and molecular biology: Mark Cervinski,
John Shabb, Roxanne Vaughan; biology: William Sheridan, Jefferson
Vaughan; Bureau of Governmental Affairs: Katheryne Korom, Mary
Kweit; communication sciences and disorders: Samuel Seddoh; conference
services: Jennifer Raymond; counseling: David Whitcomb; Earth
System Science Institute: Ofer Beeri, Rodney Hanley, Gary Johnson,
Soizik Laguette, Jennifer Loomis, Assefa Melesse, Douglas Olsen,
Rebecca Phillips, Santhosh Seelan, George Seielstad, Xiaodong
Zhang; EERC: Ted Aulich, Steven Benson, Lisa Botnen, Donald Cox,
Daniel Daly, Bruce Dockter, Grant Dunham, Thomas Erickson, Bruce
Folkedahl, John Gallagher, Lucinda Hamre, Sheila Hanson, John
Harju, Steven Hawthorne, Michael Holmes, John Hurley, Phillip
Hutton, John Kay, Patricia Kleven, Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb,
Madhavi Marasinghe, Donald McCollor, Mary McLaughlin, Carolyn
Nyberg, Erin O’Leary, Edwin Olson, John Pavlish, Wesley
Peck, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, Darren Schmidt, Richard Schulz,
Richard Shockey, Everett Sondreal, James Sorensen, Edward Steadman,
Daniel Stepan, Jeffrey Thompson, Ronald Timpe, Greg Weber, Kirk
Williams, Chad Wocken, Christopher Zygarlicke; English: Kim Donehower;
Environmental Training Institute: Kelly Hollands, Linda Rohde;
family medicine: Roger Schauer; geology and geological engineering:
Frank Beaver, Ahmad Ghassemi, Scott Korom; health sciences library:
Lila Pedersen, Judith Rieke; HNRC: Jean Altepeter, Glenn Lykken;
INMED: Eugene DeLorme; internal medicine: Robert Tight; law school:
BJ Jones; legal aid association: Laura Rovner; management: Steven
Moser; marketing: Mary Askim, William Lesch, Robert Tangsrud;
mathematics: Lawrence Peterson; mechanical engineering: Ralph
Johnson, John Watson; Native American Programs: Melvin Monette;
office of medical education: Linda Olson, Richard Vari; pediatrics:
Larry Burd; pediatrics-Fargo: Jayne Brown; pharmacology, physiology
and therapeutics: Johathan Geiger, Eric Murphy; police: Duane
Czapiewski; psychology: Jeffrey Holm; psychology-INPSYDE: Justin
Douglas McDonald; rural health: Alan Allery, Brad Gibbens, Leander
McDonald, Patricia Moulton, Kyle Muus, Susan Offutt, Mary Wakefield;
chemical engineering: Darrin Muggli, Wayne Seames; chemistry:
Evguenii Kozliak; School of Medicine and Health Sciences: H. David
Wilson; social work-CFSTC: Peter Tunseth; space studies: Michael
Gaffey; student health services: Alan Allery; TRIO: Neil Reuter.
-- William Gosnold, interim director, research and program development.
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.
AGENCY FOR HEALTH RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)/NATIONAL CANCER
Cancer Surveillance Using Health Claims-Based Data System–Support
for research using health claims data for cancer surveillance,
including assessment of patterns of care, quality and outcomes
of care, and health disparities across the continuum of treatment.
Projects may focus on treatment and outcomes at the patient-specific
level or include influences from the provider or broader health-system
level. Studies may also initiate analyses to expand understanding
of the capability of and methods needed to use claims data for
cancer surveillance. Contact: Joan Warren, 301-496-5184; firstname.lastname@example.org;
2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Studies of the Economics of Cancer Prevention, Screening, and
Care–Support for research on the economic aspects of cancer
prevention, screening and care. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Contact: Martin L. Brown, 301-496-5716; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-017.html.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF LEGAL MEDICINE (ACLM)
Hirsh, Letourneau, and Schwartz Awards recognize writers of original
papers on a variety of topics in legal medicine. Deadline: 1/19/04.
Contact: American College of Legal Medicine, 847-969-0283; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Student Writing Competition in Bioethics--Support for original
papers written by law or health professions students on topics
in bioethics. Papers may deal with any ethical issues arising
specifically within the health care arena in the 21st century,
including but not limited to: the ethical implications of death
and dying, reproductive rights, bioterrorism, patient-physician
relationship, patient safety, public health, biological sciences,
organ donation and allocation, biomedical and behavioral research,
and medical genetics. Deadline: 1/19/04. Contact: Ila S. Rothschild,
773-594-7829; email@example.com; http://www.aclm.org/resources/swc.asp.
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION (ADA)
Mentor-Based Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship Program–Support
for training minority scientists who are underrepresented in the
field of diabetes research. Deadline: 1/15/04. Contact: Maricela
Arias-Cantu, 703-549-1500; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.diabetes.org/professional/research/opportunities.jsp.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
HIV/AIDS Research Fellowships support training for students with
interests in research related to HIV/AIDS and its relationship
to the mental health or the psychological well being of ethnic
minorities. Students from the complete range of psychology disciplines,
who are enrolled full-time in a doctoral program or accepted into
a doctoral program for the fall term immediately following the
application deadline, are encouraged to apply. Contact: American
Psychological Association, 202-336-6127; email@example.com; http://www.apa.org/mfp/hprogram.html.
BROWN (JOHN CARTER) LIBRARY
Short-Term Research Fellowships support short-term, in-residence,
pre- or postdoctoral, or independent advanced research in the
humanities at the Library at Brown University. Deadline: 1/15/04.
Contact: Director, 401-863-2725; JCBL_Fellowships@Brown.edu; http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/John_Carter_Brown_Library/pages/fr_resfellow3.html.
CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTH (CFAH)
Kellogg Scholars in Health Disparities Program–Support to
train minority scholars conducting research on understanding health
disparities by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status;
mechanisms and pathways by which social, economic, environmental,
educational and other inequalities and institutional racism influence
health outcomes; and interventions and policy alternatives that
can be developed to reduce those disparities. Contact: Barbara
Krimgold, 202-387-2829; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.cfah.org/pdfs/scholars_app_09_03.pdf.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
Incidence of Needlestick and Sharps Injuries and Medical Safety
Device Availability/Use Among Non-Hospital Health Care Workers–Support
for studies that will contribute to understanding risks of exposure
to blood among health care workers employed in home health care
settings. Contact: Adele M. Childress, 404-498-2509; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 12/17/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/23/04 (Application).
Small Grants in Occupational Safety and Health Research–Support
for small research projects, that can be carried out in a short
period of time with limited resources, to develop knowledge that
can be used in preventing occupational diseases and injuries,
and understand better their underlying pathophysiology. Contact:
Susan B. Board, 404-498-2512; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-021.html.
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION SERVICE
National Research Initiative (NRI) Competitive Grants Program--Rural
Development–Funding for fundamental and mission-linked proposals
for innovative research in four areas: forces and opportunities
that affect rural places and the people who live there; implications
of globalization for rural community viability and prosperity;
consequences of structural changes in agriculture and their affect
on rural communities and landscapes; and rural development potential
of agricultural and non-agricultural rural entrepreneurship; or
for projects integrating research, education and/or extension
to address the rural development potential of agricultural and
non-agricultural rural entrepreneurship. Deadline: 1/23/04. Contact:
Patricia C. Hipple, 202-401-2185; email@example.com; http://www.reeusda.gov/1700/funding/04/rfa_nri_04.htm.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
Animal Genome: Basic Reagents and Tools–Support for development
of basic reagents and tools to accelerate research in food animal
genomics. Deadline: 1/15/04. Contact: Peter Brayton, 202-401-4399;
Improving Human Nutrition for Optimal Health–Support for
research that contributes to understanding appropriate dietary
practices throughout the life cycle and factors that affect these
requirements such as gender, race, and ethnicity; or for research
on the factors that affect attitudes and behavior of consumers
toward food. Contact: Etta Saltos; 202-401-5178; firstname.lastname@example.org;
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DoD)
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)–Funding for R&D
projects with military and commercial applications. SBIR solicitation
2004.1, available at the DoD Web Site listed below, lists all
topics for which proposals are sought. Deadline: 1/15/04. Contact:
http://www.dodsbir.net/solicitation or http://www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/sbir.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
The Human Brain Project (Neuroinformatics): Phase I & Phase
II–Support for investigator-initiated, neuroinformatics
research that will lead to new digital and electronic tools for
all domains of neuroscience research reflecting normal and diseased
states across the life span. Contact: Dean Cole, 301-903-3268;
Deadlines: 12/21/04, 4/21/04, 8/22/04 (Letter of Intent); 1/21/04,
5/21/04, 9/22/04 (Application).
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Computational Toxicology and Endocrine Disruptors: Use of Systems
Biology in Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment–Support
for innovative approaches to incorporate computational methods
into hazard identification and risk assessment. Deadline: 1/21/04.
Contact: Elaine Francis, 202-564-6789; email@example.com;
FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER (FIC)
Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program Award–Support
to train or expand capabilities of scientists and health professionals
from developing countries to engage in infectious diseases research
and training not related directly to HIV/AIDS. Deadlines: 12/20/03
(Letter of Intent); 1/23/04 (Application). Contact: Barbara Sina,
301-402-9467; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-012.html.
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
institutes, and distance learning strategies or development of curricula,
guidelines, standards of practice, and educational tools or strategies
intended to assure quality health care for the maternal child health
population. Programs must address a critical MCH training need,
such as, but not limited to, oral health, behavioral health, cultural
competency, core public health functions, asthma, early identification
and detection of children with special health care needs, suicide
prevention, health education, nutrition, nursing, or inter-professional
education. Deadlines: 12/15/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/15/04 (Application).
Contact: Diana L. Rule, 301-443-0233; email@example.com; http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/preview/mch.htm#hrsa04054.
Continuing Education and Development (CED)–Support for short-term,
nondegree related courses, workshops, conferences, symposia,
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Exploratory and Developmental Research Grants for Investigations
in Rare Diseases–Support for investigators using novel approaches
to understanding, treating, and preventing rare heart, lung, and
blood diseases as well as sleep disorders. Deadlines: 2/1/04,
6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: David A. Lathrop, 301-435-0529; LathropD@nhlbi.nih.gov;
Inflammation and Thrombosis–Support for innovative research
approaches to the molecular and cellular interactions between
the hemostatic and inflammatory systems to identify novel therapeutic
agents and translate this knowledge to preclinical research. Deadlines:
12/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/22/04 (Application). Contact: Ahmed
A.K. Hasan, 301-435-0070; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-005.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH)
Mining Safety and Health Training and Translation Center--Support
for programs using an integrated approach for training mine workers
and translational research in order to improve safety and health
of the mining environment. Deadlines: 12/18/03 (Letter of Intent);
12/23/04 (Application). Contact: Michael J. Galvin Jr., 404-498-2524;
World Trade Center Responder Health Consortium–Support
to investigate the health status of responders (workers and volunteers)
involved in the World Trade Center response. Contact: Michael
J. Galvin, 404-498-2524; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-04-004.html.
Deadlines: 12/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/23/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SKIN
Collaborative Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Science Award–Support for investigator-initiated, collaborative
research related to arthritis or musculoskeletal or skin diseases.
Contact: Charisee A. Lamar, 301-451-6514; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH (NIDCR)
Salivary Proteome: Catalogue of Salivary Secretory Components–Support
for multidisciplinary research to generate a catalogue of all
salivary secretory components using state of the art, sensitive,
and high-throughput proteomics technologies. Deadlines: 12/20/03
(Letter of Intent); 1/20/04 (Application). Contact: Eleni Kousvelari,
301-594-2427; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-04-007.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
Support of Continuous Research Excellence (SCORE)–Support
to broaden opportunities for underrepresented minority faculty
and students to participate in biomedical or behavioral research.
Contact: Hinda Zlotnik, 301-594-3900; firstname.lastname@example.org;
2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)
Administrative Supplements: Overcoming Barriers to Neurological
Therapeutics Development–Supplemental support to conduct
small, focused projects to demonstrate promise of therapies to
reduce barriers to commercial development or justify NIH funding
for additional pre-clinical or clinical development. Deadlines:
1/30/04, 4/30/04. Contact: Jill Heemskerk, 301-496-1779; email@example.com;
Preliminary Investigations Leading to Optimal Trials in Neurology–Support
to gain preliminary data and conduct studies to support rationale
for a subsequent definitive clinical trial of an intervention
to treat or prevent neurological disease. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04,
10/1/04. Contact: John R. Marler, 301-496-9135; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
Acute Coronary Syndromes in Old Age–Support for biomedical
research leading to better understanding of the biology, pathophysiology,
clinical presentation, and medical management of acute coronary
syndromes (ACS) in old age. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Contact: Andre J. Premen, 301-496-6761; PremenA@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-026.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Drug Abuse Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Other Infections–Support
for research on the natural history, epidemiology, etiology, virology
and pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of drug abuse and
drug abuse aspects of HIV/AIDS and other infectious agents [e.g.,
hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), other sexually
transmitted infections (STIs), and tuberculosis (TB)]. Deadlines:
2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Elizabeth Lambert, 301-402-1933;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Aging Musculoskeletal and Skin Extracellular Matrix--Support for
basic research investigating how changes in the extracellular
matrix with age affect function of tissues of the musculoskeletal
system and skin, especially projects to determine how cellular
aging processes lead to altered matrix production and maintenance,
and how aging-related altered matrix composition and organization
affect the function of these tissues. Contact: Jill L. Carrington,
301-496-6402; Carringtonj@nia.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-167.html.
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Basic and Translational Research in Emotion--Support for research
on emotional reactions in the context of diagnosis and treatment
of cancer, and study of emotion as it relates to cancer or increased
risk of cancer, including outcomes such as social relationships,
health care provider relationships, adherence and others. Contact:
Susan E. Brandon, 301-443 4863; Sbrandon@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-169.html.
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/START)--Support
for newly independent investigators to conduct small-scale exploratory
or pilot research projects related to the behavioral science mission
of the NIMH. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Mary
Ellen Oliveri, 301- 443-3942; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-010.html.
Bioengineering Research Partnerships–Support for basic,
applied, and translational multidisciplinary research addressing
biological or medical research problems. Research teams should
apply an integrative, systems approach to develop knowledge or
methods to prevent, detect, diagnose, or treat disease or understand
health and behavior. Contact: Richard E. Swaja, 301-451-4779;
Deadlines: 11/21/03, 6/20/04, 11/20/04 (Letter of Intent); 1/21/04,
8/20/04, 1/20/05 (Application).
Cellular and Molecular Imaging of the Cardiovascular, Pulmonary,
and Hematopoietic Systems--Support for studies to detect and quantify
at the molecular and cellular level the cellular pathways that
regulate heart, lung, and blood function, and abnormalities in
these pathways occurring in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders;
and to develop new methods for cell tracking to monitor movement
and location of specific cell populations in vivo for application
in cell-based therapeutics. Deadlines: 12/22/03 (Letter of Intent);
1/22/04 (Application). Contact: Denis Buxton, 301-435-0516; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Clinical Research Curriculum Award–Support to develop new
didactic programs in clinical research or to support and expand
programs or improve quality of instruction. Contact: Lawrence
Friedman, 301-496-9899; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-004.html.
Deadlines: 12/16/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/16/04 (Application).
Enrolling Women and Minorities in HIV/AIDS Research Trials--Support
for projects to identify factors negatively impacting recruitment
of women and minorities, and to plan and develop mechanisms and
interventions to facilitate recruitment and retention of these
populations in research trials. Deadlines: 1/2/04, 5/1/04, 9/1/04.
Contact: Matthew Murguia, 301-435-7164; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-168.html.
Exploratory Centers for Interdisciplinary Research–Support
for planning activities for groups of researchers to develop interdisciplinary
research strategies to solve significant biomedical and/or behavioral
research problems, including study design and pilot research to
demonstrate the approach to be pursued. Contact: Greg Farber,
301-435-0778; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-004.html.
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Fine Mapping Genes and Gene Variants for Drug Addiction Susceptibility--Support
for investigators who have, or can obtain access to, data and
resources to conduct fine mapping of chromosomal regions and quantitative
trait loci (QTL) involved in addiction vulnerability and/or uncover
genetic variants within those regions to assess their association
with addiction vulnerability; or develop proposals to fine map
quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and ENU induced mutations in mice
and rodents associated with responses to substances of abuse.
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Joni L. Rutter, 301-435-0298;
Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males–Support
for research to: enhance understanding of factors (e.g., sociodemographic,
community, societal, personal) influencing health promoting behaviors
of racial and ethnic minority males and their subpopulations across
the life cycle; and to develop and test culturally and linguistically
appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce
health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males
and their subpopulations age 21 and older. Contact: Janice Phillips,
301-594-6152; Janice.firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-170.html.
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
HIV/AIDS, Severe Mental Illness and Homelessness–Support
for studies on persons with severe mental illness and/or homeless
persons with special attention to development, implementation,
and evaluation of effective HIV-prevention interventions and their
dissemination and translation to community and public health service
organizations. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: David
M. Stoff, 301-443-4625; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-024.html.
Hyperaccelerated Award/Mechanisms in Immunomodulation Trials--Support
for mechanistic studies in clinical trials of: immunomodulatory
interventions for immune system mediated diseases, including,
but not limited to: asthma and allergic diseases; graft failure
in solid organ, cell, tissue and stem cell transplantation; and
chronic inflammatory, autoimmune, and immunodeficiency diseases;
and preventative and therapeutic vaccines for non-HIV/AIDS infectious
diseases. Deadlines: One Month Prior to Application Receipt Date
(Letter of Intent); 9th of every month, ending 6/9/04 (Application).
Contact: Kristy Kraemer, 301-496-5598; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-04-001.html.
Informatics for Disaster Management--Support to develop and test
data collection technologies and procedures to speed and coordinate
the process of acquiring and utilizing new information about mental
health consequences of disasters. Examples of appropriate projects
are: development and testing of approaches for computerized patient
triage and tracking systems; coordination of databases and survivor
registries; data storage and confidentiality procedures; and environmental
stress/damage assessments. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Contact: Valerie Florance, 301-594-4882; email@example.com;
Institutional National Research Service Award in Sleep Research–Support
to develop or enhance sleep research training programs for predoctoral,
postdoctoral, and/or health professional students. Contact: James
P. Kiley, 301-435-0199; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-97-064.html.
Deadlines: 1/10/04, 5/10/04.
Interactions Between Stem Cells and the Microenvironment In Vivo--Support
to explore and characterize bi-directional communication between
multipotent cells and the three-dimensional local milieu or niche
that they encounter in vivo under normal and compromised states,
such as with aging or following injury, disease or drug exposure.
Of particular interest is rigorous characterization of how interactions
with localized cues in space and time regulate stem cell survival,
migration, replication and ‘plasticity’ in the nervous
system and other parts of the body. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04,
10/1/04. Contact: Arlene Y. Chiu, 301-496-1447; email@example.com;
Interdisciplinary Health Research Training: Behavior, Environment
and Biology--Support to establish programs to provide formal coursework
and research training in new interdisciplinary fields to individuals
holding advanced degrees in another discipline. Programs integrating
behavioral and/or social sciences with the more traditional biomedical
sciences are of particular interest. Contact: Nancy L Desmond,
301-443-3563; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-04-010.html.
Deadlines: 2/11/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/11/04 (Application).
Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Program--Support
for researchers and community mental health providers to establish
partnerships to make evidence-based mental health services available
and acceptable for people in need of mental health care. Possible
partnerships include: general and primary health care, public
or tribal health and mental health clinics, community-based specialty
care, long-term care facilities, schools, family service or faith-based
organizations, State or tribal components of the Cooperative State
Research, Education, and Extension Service, and elements of local
and/or State correctional systems. Contact: Junius J. Gonzales,
301-443-3364; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-015.html.
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Mechanisms of Alcoholic Pancreatitis--Support for research to
investigate underlying molecular, biochemical, and cellular mechanisms
by which long-term alcohol ingestion leads to development of pancreatitis;
or to understand the role of various predisposing factors, including
substance abuse, that make the pancreas susceptible to alcoholic
injury. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Vishnudutt
Purohit, 301-443-2689; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Neurobiology of Persistent Pain Mediated by the Trigeminal Nerve--Support
for research addressing the mechanisms of pain onset, chronic
pain conditions, and responsiveness to pain therapy through novel
basic and clinical research. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Contact: Linda Porter, 301-496-9964; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-173.html.
Neurotechnology Research, Development, and Enhancement--Support
for research and to develop innovative technologies, methodologies,
or instrumentation for basic or clinical studies of the brain
or behavior in human or non-human animals; or to research, develop,
and significantly enhance existing technologies important to understanding
the brain or behavior. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact:
Michael Huerta, 301-443-3563; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-006.html.
NIH Clinical Trial Planning Grant Program–Support to develop
a Phase III clinical trial, including establishment of the research
team, development of tools for data management and oversight of
research, definition of recruitment strategies, and finalization
of the protocol and other essential elements of the study included
in a manual of operations/procedures. Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04,
10/1/04. Contact: Richard Nahin,301-496-7801; NahinR@mail.nih.gov;
Phase III Clinical Trials in Oral Infectious Diseases--Support
for clinical trials to assess efficacy and safety of preventive
or therapeutic interventions for oral infectious diseases. Deadlines:
2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Richard Mowery, 301-594-4848;
Research Core Centers for Advanced Neuroinformatics Research–Support
for shared coordinated resources to facilitate collaborative,
interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary efforts in neuroscience
informatics. Deadlines: 1/21/04, 5/21/04, 9/22/04. Contact: Stephen
H. Koslow, 301-443-1815; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-037.html.
Support for a Parkinson’s Disease Data Organizing Center
to serve as a shared research resource to facilitate research
in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The Center will compile clinical
data and provide virtual catalogues for basic
scientific and clinical research in PD. Contact: Diane D. Murphy,
301-496-5680; Murphyd@ninds.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-05-001.html.
Deadlines: 12/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 1/22/04 (Application).
Support to establish Centers for Innovation in Membrane Protein
Production to create enabling technologies and focus on innovative,
high-impact, multidisciplinary approaches to sample preparation
of structurally and functionally intact membrane proteins for
structure determination. Contact: John C. Norvell, 301-594-0533;
Deadlines: 2/5/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/11/04 (Application).
Support to establish National Centers for Neurofibromatosis Research
to conduct basic, translational, and clinical research on neurofibromatoses.
Deadlines: 2/1/04, 6/1/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Robert Finkelstein,
301-496-5745; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-018.html.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Support for research on Perception, Action, and Cognition, including
development of these capacities, with emphasis on research strongly
grounded in theory. Research topics include vision, audition,
haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse,
motor control, and developmental issues in all topic areas. Deadlines:
1/15/04, 7/15/04. Contact: Guy Van Orden, 703-292-8732; email@example.com;
2010 Project (NSF 04-502)–Support for individual investigators
or groups of investigators to conduct creative and innovative
research to determine the function of a suite of genes. The focus
is on understanding gene circuitry underlying plant processes
and proposals to understand the function of genes of unknown function.
Machi F. Dilworth, 703-292-8470; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04502.
NORWAY-AMERICA ASSOCIATION - NORGE-AMERIKA FORENINGEN
John Dana Archbold Fellowship–Support for Americans and
Norwegians for a year of graduate, postdoctoral, or professional
study and research in the other country. Deadline: 1/15/04. Contact:
Nansen Fund, Inc., 713-680-8255; email@example.com; http://www.noram.no/amerikansk/sch_us.html.
OBERMANN CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDIES
Summer 2004 Research Seminar--Images of Justice: Cinema, Law and
the State in Comparative Perspective–Support to explore
and write about the intersections of cinema, law and the state
through a comparative perspective, with particular attention to
Asia. Contact: Jay Semel, 319-335-4034; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.uiowa.edu/~obermann/summer/2004/index.html.
U.S. CIVILIAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (CRDF)
Joint FSU-U.S. Scientific Workshop Grants–Support for scientists
and engineers from the former Soviet Union and the Baltic countries
of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and the U.S. to collaborate
on HIV/AIDS and related co-infections research and development
efforts. Deadline: 1/23/04. Contact: U.S. Civilian Research and
Development Foundation, 703-526-9720; email@example.com; http://www.crdf.org/ApplicationForms/apps.html.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO (UCSF)/CENTER FOR AIDS
Collaborative HIV Prevention Research in Minority Communities–Support
to assist investigators conducting HIV-prevention research with
ethnic minority communities to improve their programs of research
and obtain additional funding for their work. Deadline: 1/15/04.
Contact: Barbara VanOss Marín, 415-597-9162; firstname.lastname@example.org;
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