University Letter

Volume 39, Number 8: October 19, 2001

Homecoming Schedule Listed
Richard Schultz Talks About Digital Imagery At Faculty Lecture

Memorial Union Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Music Holds Weekend Clarinet Symposium
Drummer B.F.A. Exhibition Date Changed
Graduate Committee Meets Monday
Speaker Discusses “Wellness Path” At OctSOBERfest
Study Abroad Session Spotlights Quebec
Panelists Discuss “Breaking Into News” Oct. 24
Global Communications, Human Issues In Asia Focus Of International Communications Day
Scientist Discusses “Scents Of Danger” At Seminar
Physical Therapists Plan Benefit For Cancer Victim
Psychology Department Hosts Northern Lights Psychology Conference Oct. 27
Sharon Lambeth Walk/Run Set For Oct. 27
Program Focuses On Quality Of Red River
International Centre Hosts Thursday Night Program
Doctoral Examination Set For Jonathan Wenger
SGID Training Offered

Nominations For Faculty Awards Accepted Through Nov. 16

Volunteers Sought For Paleontology Program
Study Abroad In China Next Summer
Faculty Advisors Sought For CFA Committee
Studio One Lists Guests
Friday Is Green And White Day For Charity
Reduced Price Offered On Staff Senate Cookbooks
Upcoming U2 Classes Announced
Museum Cafe Now Booking Christmas Parties, High Teas

Water Resources Institute Seeks Fellowship Applications
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


Homecoming Schedule Listed
Following is a list of Homecoming events.

1 to 5 p.m., Hughes Fine Arts Center, reception and exhibits in the Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery.

9:30 to 11 a.m., Women’s Center, 305 Hamline St.; Native American Center, 317 Cambridge St.; Era Bell Thompson/Multicultural Student Services Center, 2800 University Ave.; and International Centre, 2908 University Ave. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UND Aerospace, 200 Odegard Hall. 10 a.m. to noon, School of Communication, 200 O’Kelly Hall. 3:30 p.m., School of Engineering and Mines, Nyquist Lounge, first floor, SEM complex.

7 p.m., Sioux Search Student Talent Competition, Memorial Union Ballroom. 7:30 p.m., “Wit,” Burtness Theatre. Opening night reception one hour prior to performance at J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. For more information, call 777-3446. To reserve tickets, call 777-2587.

9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., North Dakota Supreme Court Hearing, Baker Courtroom, School of Law. 6 p.m., Beta Theta Pi Reunion, chapter house, 2600 University Ave. Activities will include dinner, gathering and a football game. 6:30 p.m., UND Foundation Presidents Club Dinner (Presidents Club, Presidents Cabinet, UND Benefactors, and William Budge Society), 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner; Alerus Center. 7:30 p.m., “Wit,” Burtness Theatre.

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., alumni registration and information desk, second floor, Memorial Union. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., North Dakota Homecoming CLE seminar, Ramada Inn. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Social Work workshop, Ramada Inn. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., UND alumnus and award-winning wildlife photographer Chester Nelson Jr. will hold an exhibit of his pictorial works, Memorial Union. Nelson graduated from UND in 1961 with a degree in accounting. For more than 34 years and 17 legislative sessions, Nelson was the budget analyst and auditor for the North Dakota Legislative Assembly. He was the nation's longest-serving legislative fiscal officer, and retired in 2000. In 1981 he received the Sioux Award, the UND Alumni Association's highest honor. The exhibit is sponsored by the UND Alumni Association. 8:30 a.m., registration for National Letterwinners Council, second floor, Memorial Union. 9 a.m., National Letterwinners Council, second floor, Memorial Union. Noon, Kick-Off Luncheon, Ballroom, Memorial Union. Noon, Geology and Geological Engineering Seminar, 100 Leonard Hall. Afternoon, MBASA Alumni Golf Tournament, Ray Richards Golf Course. Contact the MBA Student Association at 777-4683 to register. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Leadership Conference, second floor, Memorial Union. 2 to 3 p.m., presentation by UND alumna and former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the UND Women’s Center. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Department of Mathematics T and (tea and pie), 325 Witmer Hall. 3 p.m., paper airplane competition, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, skyway between Odegard and Streibel Halls. Open registration. Compete against students, groups, faculty and Dean Smith in the first annual paper airplane competition. Prizes will be awarded. 3:30 p.m., reception for chemistry scholarship recipients, Abbott Reading Room, second floor, Abbott Hall. 4 p.m., alumni ambassadors reception, J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. 4 p.m., distinguished alumni lecture and presentation of chemistry scholarship awards, 138 Abbott Hall. 4 to 6 p.m., School of Law reception, Lola’s, 124 Third St. N. 5:30 p.m., Arthur Gray Leonard Awards Banquet, 5:30 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner, G.F. Goodribs Steakhouse and Lounge, 4223 12th Ave. N. 6 p.m., Chemistry Department Scholarship Banquet; 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Ramada Inn. 6 p.m., Phi Delta Theta Alumni Banquet, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Best Western Town House. 6 p.m., Sioux Awards Banquet, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Ramada Inn. 6:30 p.m., Alpha Phi 90th Anniversary Banquet, Holiday Inn. 7:30 p.m., “Wit,” Burtness Theatre. 7:30 p.m., Homecoming hockey, UND vs. Maine, new Ralph Engelstad Arena.

7 a.m., Homecoming 5K/10K run-walk, 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. run-walk starts from new Ralph Engelstad Arena. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., alumni registration and information desk, second floor, Memorial Union. 8 a.m., Aviation Alumni Association meeting and brunch, 244 Odegard Hall. 8:30 to 11 a.m., College of Nursing Brunch, Ramada Inn. 8:30 a.m., School of Medicine and Health Sciences All-Alumni brunch and tours, Vennes Atrium, School of Medicine. To make reservations, e-mail or call 777-2514. Tickets are $5. 9 a.m., College of Education and Human Development brunch, Ramada Inn. 9 a.m., Geography/GTU continental breakfast, Clifford Hall Atrium, third floor. Open to all geography students and alumni. 9 a.m., Beta Theta Pi Homecoming breakfast, chapter house, 2600 University Ave. Gather for a great breakfast and stay to watch the parade. 10:30 a.m., Homecoming Parade, University Avenue. 10:30 a.m., NRHH and IHLUAC Homecoming reception, Swanson Hall. Noon, alumni of Housing are invited back to Swanson Hall for a reception following the parade. 11:30 a.m., Kappa Alpha Theta 90th anniversary Homecoming brunch, chapter house, 2500 University Ave. (following parade). 11:30 a.m., ROTC alumni luncheon, Army ROTC Armory (following parade). 11:30 a.m., All-Alumni Tailgate, Alerus Center. All UND alumni, friends and family are welcome to celebrate tailgate style with live music, food and fun before the first Homecoming football game indoors.Featured groups include: UND classes of 1961 and 1976, College of Business and Public Administration, UND Marketing Club, School of Aerospace Sciences, UND band reunion, Letterwinners, Golden Feather and others. 1:30 p.m., Homecoming football game, UND vs. Nebraska-Omaha, Alerus Center. 4 p.m., Discover the Treasures at UND party, Alerus Center. Food, music and fun. Meet your friends, old and new, and rediscover the treasures at UND. 4 p.m., socials for the classes of 1961 and 1976, Alerus Center. Don’t miss your chance to catch up with classmates during your 25th and 40th class reunions. 6:30 p.m., Pi Beta Phi Homecoming Banquet, Holiday Inn. For more information or to make reservations, contact or call 792-3900. 6:30 p.m., Kappa Sigma 75th Anniversary Homecoming Banquet, Best Western Town House. To make reservations, contact Pete Parker (800) 228-7226 or (520) 882-5159. 7:30 p.m., “Wit,” Burtness Theatre. 7:30 p.m., Homecoming hockey, UND vs. Maine, new Ralph Engelstad Arena. An original Golden Feather jacket will be dedicated during the game and permanently displayed in the arena.


Richard Schultz Talks About Digital Imagery At Faculty Lecture
If you loved “Enemy of the State,” you’ll love “Super-Resolution Enhancement of Digital Imagery,” the featured faculty lecture at the University of North Dakota on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl in the Memorial Union. Richard R. Schultz, associate professor of electrical engineering, will deliver the lecture at 4:30 p.m. A reception starts at 4 p.m., and a question-and-answer period follows the lecture.

In modern spy movies such as Patriot Games and Enemy of the State, whenever an analyst magnifies a satellite image on a computer, it appears as a perfect, highly detailed picture. In reality, enlarging a digital image by using the magnifying glass tool in Adobe® Photoshop® generally results in a very blocky scene. Real-world video enhancement algorithms are simply not capable of calculating the perfect results produced in Hollywood; however, additional visual information can be extracted from a digital image sequence by temporally integrating several adjacent frames to compute a super-resolution video still. Provided that people and objects move between the digital video frames, this motion can be exploited to improve definition and to actually see details where there were once blocky pixels.

The concepts of sampling and image resolution will be introduced, in the context of capturing a single digital picture using a flatbed scanner or a digital still image camera, as well as capturing a sequence of pictures using a digital video (DV) camera. The resulting digital imagery may be undersampled, in which each pixel appears blocky when viewed close-up. A $20 bill scanned at various resolutions (dots per inch, or dpi) will be presented to provide the audience with an intuitive understanding of this concept. As another example from the remote sensing scientific community, the Landsat 7 satellite provides 30-meter resolution imagery to its end users. In essence, this means that each image pixel represents a 30-meter by 30-meter square region on the Earth’s surface. Obviously, there are a large number of details contained within a single Landsat 7 pixel that cannot be observed from the data directly. Postprocessing the data using various interpolation methods can help to extract some additional details from the digital imagery.

Interpolation is the process of “connecting the dots,” such that newsignal points can be estimated between the known sample values. We will examine several methods of image interpolation that can be used to magnify a digital still image, and then compare these techniques to super-resolution video enhancement, in which a video still image is generated through the combination of several adjacent frames. A statistical method known as Bayesian maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimation will be utilized to compute the high-resolution image pixels from the original low-resolution data. The Bayesian estimation technique results in a highly-computational, iterative optimization problem that can be solved numerically using custom software. A number of high-resolution video stills will be presented, along with the inherent limitations of super-resolution enhancement technology.

This research is particularly useful for cleaning up surveillance and reconnaissance image sequences. For instance, after a crime takes place, it is often difficult to obtain an adequate picture of the suspects from the surveillance video. With super-resolution video enhancement, multiple video frames can be combined to extract a high-resolution image of the suspects and their distinguishing features, which in turn helps law enforcement agents identify the perpetrators. Quite obviously, there are a number of defense-related applications on the horizon.

Harry Nyquist, one of the pioneers of modern-day telecommunications technology and a graduate of the University of North Dakota (BSEE 1914; MSEE 1915), originally developed the sampling theorem, one of the most significant discoveries in signal processing. This theorem dictates the minimum sampling frequency necessary for the perfect reconstruction of a continuous-time signal from its discrete-time samples. Because of the massive increase in desktop computing power during this past decade, we are just now beginning to utilize and advance Dr. Nyquist’s theories in the digital image and video processing product development arena.

Schultz’s research focuses on enhancing low-resolution digital still images and video sequences to generate high-resolution pictures. Super-resolution enhancement technology, which is capable of increasing the level of detail and clarity of digital imagery for better viewing, has applications in law enforcement and national security.

Schultz has been honored with numerous awards throughout his tenure at the University of North Dakota. Most recently, he received the 2001 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award for Young Electrical Engineering Professors from the Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society. Schultz was nominated by Jason Sollom, a May 2000 electrical engineering graduate, who credited Schultz’s innovative teaching methods and relaxed fashion to his quality as an educator. Sollom’s letter of nomination stated that Schultz “is committed not only to quality teaching, but also to his students.”

“The best part of this job is working with students,” Schultz said. “Even during the challenging times, I try to remember that this is why I chose the university life as a profession.”

In 1996, he was the recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. In 1998, he received the 1998-2000 James E. Olson Endowed Professorship within the UND School of Engineering and Mines. Dr. Schultz was named the UND School of Engineering & Mines Outstanding Professor of the Year twice, in 1997 and 2000.

Originally from Grafton, Schultz received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from UND in 1990, and then he went on to obtain his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1992 and 1995, respectively, from the University of Notre Dame. Schultz joined the UND faculty in the fall of 1995, and he has been a highly active professor at the University of North Dakota during the past six years.

Schultz is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE); SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering; the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society; and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He is also the faculty advisor for the local student chapter of Eta Kappa Nu.

Upcoming presentations in the faculty lecture series include:

Tuesday, Nov. 27, “Directing Margaret Edson’s Wit: Research and the Humanities,” Kathleen McLennan, chair and associate professor of theatre arts.

Tuesday, Jan. 22, “The Making of an Oppositional Consciousness: Radicalism in a Conservative Prairie City,” James Mochoruk, chair and associate professor of history.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, “Disaster as a Political Variable,” Mary Grisez Kweit, professor and chair of political science and public administration.

Tuesday, April 9, “Life with Hemingway, or, Riding Papa’s Coattails on the Academe Express,” Robert W. Lewis, chair and Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English.

Events to Note

Memorial Union Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Memorial Union celebrates its 50th anniversary Friday, Oct. 19. The celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. on the main floor of the Union with a cake-cutting ceremony hosted by UND alumna and former North Dakota attorney general Heidi Heitkamp, and former Memorial Union director Gordon Henry. Free cake, cupcakes, and drinks will be provided to all who attend. The celebration will also include music, fun, and door prizes throughout the day. Stop by and help us celebrate 50 years as the “Heart of UND.”

Music Holds Weekend Clarinet Symposium

The 2001 Northern Plains clarinet symposium will be presented by the department of music Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, at the Hughes Fine Arts Center. The two-day festival of recitals and master classes will include artists Elizabeth Rheude, host (music), Robert Spring, Arizona State University, Alan LaFave, Northern State University, Monty Cole, Minot State University, Beverly Gibson, Augustana College, Michelle Kiec, University of Mary, Pamela Bowen, University of Minnesota-Morris, Leigh Wakefield, Concordia College, and Michelle Miller, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The symposium begins Friday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 9 p.m. and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Saturday. A two-day pass is $40, one-day pass is $20, and tickets to individual events are $8.

Credit is available through the UND Office of Continuing Education. For more information, contact the music department at 777-2644.

Drummer B.F.A. Exhibition Date Changed

Please note the date change for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition by Darin Drummer Oct. 22 to Nov. 8 in the Col. Eugene Myers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center. The opening reception for the exhibit will be Sunday, Oct. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit presents works in print, painting and drawing media.

Graduate Committee Meets Monday

The graduate committee will meet Monday Oct. 22, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Review of the proposal to change the title for the degree in physical therapy from an entry level master’s of physical therapy to a doctor of physical therapy degree.

2. Request to initiate a master’s in physician assistant studies in the department of Community Medicine and Rural Health of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

3. Matters arising.

Speaker Discusses “Wellness Path” At OctSOBERfest

The University Counseling Center substance abuse prevention program requests the pleasure of your company at a luncheon in honor of the 10th annual OctSOBERfest. “The Good Road of Life: Follow the Wellness Path” will be presented by Clayton Small, Monday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Please RSVP by Thursday, Oct, 18, 777-2127.

We also invite members of the University community to begin to understand your own wellness at “The Good Road of Life: Follow the Wellness Path” presented by Small Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Clayton Small has experience as an elementary, middle, and high school principal in rural urban American Indian communities. He has been a faculty member in the School of Education and Multi-Cultural Education at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash., and was the director of a CSAP high-risk youth project. Small was a consultant for the Indian Health Service Headquarters West Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Program Branch, CSAP’s Community Partnership Training Program, and numerous American Indian communities. As a consultant for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Education Programs, he developed models for behavior intervention and safe and drug free schools.

His interactive presentation style challenges participants to take a journey inward, in terms of personal wellness, and look at how our attitudes and behaviors affect our relationships with others. Using “trickster medicine” he creates a safe place to take personal risks and identify what changes to address. He promotes diversity and healing through the concept of “All My Relations,” accepting people wherever they are by community mobilization.

The program is sponsored by the office of substance abuse prevention, ADAPT - alcohol and drug abuse prevention team, and ATTC - Prairieland Addiction Technology Transfer Center in North Dakota.

Study Abroad Session Spotlights Quebec

Study Abroad Information Sessions are held Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The Oct. 24 program spotlights Quebec, Canada, and study at 19 universities in the province.

Panelists Discuss “Breaking Into News” Oct. 24

The University’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will hold “Breaking into News: Defining Our Role in News and its Role in Our World,” a panel discussion featuring journalists from all forms of media, Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

The discussion will center on two areas, intended to draw the attention of both non-journalism and journalism majors alike. The first area will be the role of young journalists in the new millennium. How do they see their role in changing how news is presented and understood and what are some of the trouble spots in making that change? The second area we will explore will be the role of news and mass media in our world. How is the coverage of events such as the terror attacks and the bombing of Afghanistan affecting our society and shaping democracy?

Panelists include UND alumnus Howie Padilla, a staff reporter from the Star Tribune, Jaime DeLage, the city editor for the Grand Forks Herald, UND alumna Rochelle Bollman, a reporter from WDAZ-TV, Dave Thompson, the news director with North Dakota Public Radio, and UND student Dan Schill, co-founder of The content of the panel will reflect the broad number of media forms and should give students and the public detailed insight into journalism in the new millennium.

Co-sponsors include the Grand Forks Herald,, Student Government, and the Dakota Student. The event is free and open to the public. Please join all of us in this exercise in journalism education.

Global Communications, Human Issues In Asia Focus Of International Communications Day

Global Communication and Human Issues in Asia — the theater of a new global conflict — will be the focus of International Communication Day Thursday, Oct.25, sponsored by the UND School of Communication, Director Stephen Rendahl announced.

The day’s activities start with a discussion of the relationship between “Freedom and Development in Asia” by Shelton Gunaratne, professor, Minnesota State University Moorhead, at 1 p.m. The lecture and two subsequent lectures will be held at 210 Clifford Hall that afternoon.

Juan F. Jamias, communication professor emeritus, University of the Philippines Los Banos, will follow with a review of “Ethnic Reporting in Asia,” at 3 p.m.
Navbahor Imamova, a renowned Uzbekistan broadcast journalist, will speak about “Democratizing Mass Media in Post-Soviet Asia” at 4:30 p.m., along with Aliya Kuzhabekova, a UND graduate student from Kazakhstan.

People Power, the non-violent mass movement that led to the overthrow of two recent Philippine presidents and became an inspiration for changing governments in other countries in Asia and Europe, will be examined in a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.

The panel discussion will be preceded by a showing at 7 p.m. of a two-part video, “People Power: The Philippine Experience.” The panel discussion is the concluding activity of International Communications Day, sponsored by the School of Communication.
Part I of the video covers the events that led to the massive demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of students in Metro Manila and resulted in the ouster of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986.

The panel discussion will be led by Crispin Maslog of the Asian Institute of Journalism in Manila, who is a visiting professor at the School of Communication. “For four days in February, Americans, Europeans, Asians, people all over the world, were glued to their television sets, watching in awe and admiration, as millions of Filipinos fought a strange revolution-not with guns and bullets, but with bare hands, rosaries, religious images, hymns, placards, prayers, songs, flowers, and faith,” Maslog wrote in his textbook, Philippine Communication.

Part II of the video shows a reprise, another people power movement in 2001 — only 15 years later — that resulted in the toppling of another Philippine president, Joseph Estrada, who was so corrupt that he was impeached two years into his elected term and booted out by the Filipino people after three days of street demonstrations supported by the military.

Two people power revolts that toppled two presidents in the Philippines in 15 years raises interesting questions regarding the democratic process of changing governments and press freedom in this former U.S. colony. How and why did it happen? These and other questions will be discussed at the open forum that follows the video showing.

The Philippine experience with people power became a model for other countries: China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Croatia, among others. It did not succeed in China because of the tanks that crushed students at Tianamen Square, but it succeeded in Indonesia to replace a corrupt president, Maslog said.

The public is invited to all the activities of the International Communication Day, which is sponsored by the School of Communication and the Grace Sorlie and Stella Mann Endowment.

For more information, contact Stephen Rendahl at 777-2159 or

Scientist Discusses “Scents Of Danger” At Seminar

A biology seminar is set for 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in 141 Starcher Hall. Brian Wisenden, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, will present “Scents of Danger: How Aquatic Animals Detect Predation Risk.”

Wisenden researches the behavioral ecology of fishes and aquatic invertebrates. His early work was on variation in parental care and the mating system in a tropical cichlid. His recent work has been on the relationship between chemical cues released during predation events and antipredator strategies of prey species. He has been a member of the faculty at Minnesota State University Moorhead since 1998.

For more information, call Jeff Lang (biology) at 777-4564.

Physical Therapists Plan Benefit For Cancer Victim

The Greater Grand Forks Area Physical Therapists, as part of National Physical Therapy Month, will hold a benefit for Ezra Branvold Friday, Oct. 26. The benefit Halloween party and dance at the Eagles Club in East Grand Forks starts at 6:30 p.m. with a Halloween costume kids’ carnival, followed by a dance at 9 p.m. Nine and Numb, a comedy improv group, will perform at 10:30 p.m. There is a free will donation at the door, and donations of $5 or more are eligible for several grand prizes. There will also be several door prizes drawn throughout the evening.

Last year, the group raised $3,700 for Parker Sebens, and hopes to raise this much or more for Ezra Branvold, a 19-year-old young man from Gilby, N.D., who is battling brain cancer. If people can’t make it to the benefit, they can send in donations if they wish to “Ezra Branvold,” P.O. Box 14583, Grand Forks, ND 58208-4583.

For more information, contact physical therapy, 777-6389.

Psychology Department Hosts Northern Lights Psychology Conference Oct. 27

Psychology faculty, students and researchers from the Northern Plains will present research papers and posters Saturday, Oct. 27, on the second floor, Memorial Union.

The highlight of the conference will be an invited address, “How Reliable are Children’s Statements? Laboratory and Field Findings,” delivered by Stephan Ceci, distinguished developmental psychologist from Cornell University. This presentation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, and will be followed by a reception in the Fireside Lounge.

For further information regarding the conference please visit the psychology department web site,

Sharon Lambeth Walk/Run Set For Oct. 27

The eighth annual Sharon Lambeth walk/run for breast cancer, set for Saturday, Oct. 27, at University Park, is open to all interested participants. Proceeds from the event go to the Grand Forks breast cancer coalition to provide free mammograms for women in need.

The event is organized and sponsored by the local chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the two-mile walk and four-mile run set to begin at 11 a.m. Cost, $15, includes a t-shirt for participants. In case of poor weather, the event will be moved to the Alerus Center.

Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place finishers, as well as to the individual and team raising the most money. Many door prizes will be given at the end of the event; registered participants must be present to win.

The event is held in honor of Sharon Lambeth, an associate professor of nursing at UND who died of breast cancer in 1994 at the age of 52. She was actively involved with patients with Alzheimer’s disease, and encouraged her students to become involved in the community. She was the wife of David Lambeth, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.

For more information, contact Christy Broadwell, second-year medical student and AMWA public relations officer, at 795-9375.

Program Focuses On Quality Of Red River

“F-M River,” a new multimedia production from Prairie Public Television, will promote a better understanding of the Red River of the North as a valuable resource and the primary source of drinking water for the Fargo-Moorhead community. The television production, rebroadcast Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m., will introduce FM River, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) project. FM River is designed to promote stewardship of the Red River and other regional water resources.

“With this project, key federal and state partners, researchers, and regional communities are working together to develop a dynamic, long-term strategy for water management in this basin,” said Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) director Gerald Groenewold. “It fits perfectly with the longstanding EERC philosophy that to do something useful, you must do it with partners.” Tom Moe, an EERC research engineer, is a principal investigator on the project. The FM River Web site at will soon provide accurate, timely information about the quality of the Red River of the North.

The project’s partners are the EERC, River Keepers, Prairie Public Television, the cities of Fargo and Moorhead, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the North Dakota Department of Health, and Concordia College.

International Centre Hosts Thursday Night Program

The office of International Programs at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., will hold cultural programs at 7 p.m. Thursdays. The Nov. 1 program features Sweden. Thursday night cultural programs are open to all. Experience different cultures of the world, meet new friends from other nations, and learn about the variety the world has in store. Events feature food prepared and served by international students. For more information, contact the International Centre at 777-4231.

Doctoral Examination Set For Jonathan Wenger

The final examination for Jonathan P. Wenger, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in biology, is set for 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in 141 Starcher Hall. The dissertation title is “Genetic Structure and Isolation by Distance in Napaea dioica L. (Malvaceae): an Analysis of Microsatellite DNA Variation.” John LaDuke (biology) is the committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

SGID Training Offered

The current group of SGID (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis) consultants, sponsored by the Office of Instructional Development, will offer a training session for faculty who are interested in learning to facilitate the SGID process, which provides midterm student feedback to faculty. We are seeking experienced teachers who are interested in supporting high quality teaching at UND, both their own and that of colleagues. Training will be held Friday, Nov. 30, from 8 a.m. to noon, with lunch to follow. Newly trained consultants will be provided with opportunities to shadow experienced consultants during future semesters.

If you are interested in participating in this training, please contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or to sign up. If you have a colleague to recommend for the training, or if you’d like more information about the SGID process or the training session, contact Joan Hawthorne at 777-6381 or


Nominations For Faculty Awards Accepted Through Nov. 16

The outstanding faculty awards committee is now accepting nominations for the following individual and departmental awards:

• Outstanding undergraduate teaching (individual)

• Outstanding graduate/professional teaching (individual)

• Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service - the “faculty scholar award”(individual)

• Outstanding faculty development and service (individual)

• Departmental excellence in teaching (department)

• Departmental excellence in service (department)

Nominations may be made electronically, via the UND home page, beginning Oct. 20. Paper nomination forms also are available at various locations around campus. Criteria for all six awards are listed on the nomination forms.

Additional nomination forms are available from the Office of Instructional Development, Room 12-A, Merrifield Hall, 777-4998.

Volunteers Sought For Paleontology Program

The department of geology and geological engineering has initiated new programs in paleontology, including a paleontology volunteer program. This program is intended to reach university and area people with an interest in fossils who would like to work with specimens in departmental collections. Current volunteers are reorganizing the vertebrate and plant fossils from western North Dakota and elsewhere to provide a means of putting fossil information online and make it available to researchers, teachers, and the public. If you are interested in a hands-on fossil experience in a campus laboratory in Leonard Hall, contact Joseph Hartman at 777-5055 or by e-mail at

Study Abroad In China Next Summer

Applications are now available for the third annual summer study abroad program in China. Students enroll in six credits (China Then and Now and Intro to Business in China), depart for Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai May 15, and return June 8 (in time for second summer session if they wish). Students are also required to enroll in Intro to China: Customs and Cultures spring semester.

Program costs are $1,800 plus tuition and air. Application deadline is Friday, Dec. 7.

For more information and an application form, please contact Victoria Beard, accounting and business law, or 777-4692, or download an application from

Faculty Advisors Sought For CFA Committee

The Chester Fritz Auditorium has two faculty openings on the Fritz Advisory Committee, one for a two-year term, the other for a three-year term. This is a general call for interested faculty members who wish to be a part of guiding the Fritz into the future.
If you are interested, please call or write Wallace Bloom at 777-3788 or Box 9028, or e-mail

Studio One Lists Guests

This week on “Studio One,” Heather Lotysz will discuss the challenges of being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 21. After being cancer-free for five years, Heather will reflect on the challenges she faced. She chose the strongest level of chemotherapy and despite doctors’ orders continued to pursue her college education.

“Studio One” will also feature a segment on North Dakota’s energy prices. According to some experts, prices across the nation are expected to change due to the recent terrorist attacks. We’ll look at North Dakota’s natural resources and see how they may affect energy costs.

“Studio One” is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7 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 and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Friday Is Green And White Day For Charity

A green and white day will be held Friday, Oct. 19. Donate a dollar, dress in green and white, and help support the Community Violence Intervention Center. Donations will be collected the same as Denim Day or at tables located in the Memorial Union and Gamble Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is sponsored by Telesis, the Student Alumni Association. Contact Heather Undlin at 795-0351 for more information.

Reduced Price Offered On Staff Senate Cookbooks

Want a great deal? Want a suggestion for a nice/reasonable gift? With graduation, Christmas, or maybe someone’s birthday right around the corner, this is it! The Staff Senate cookbook has been reduced to $10 (tax included). The cookbook, titled “Cooking It Up With UND Spirit,” is a hardback, 3-ring binder (7" X 9"), with an official Staff Senate logo displayed on the cover. There are nearly 600 recipes collected from faculty, staff, and students, covering a wide selection of appetizers, beverages, soups, salads, vegetables, main dishes, casseroles, cakes, cookies, etc. If you wish to purchase a cookbook, contact Beth Kasprick, Dean of Students Office, 7-2664, or e-mail her at

All proceeds go towards the UND Staff Senate Scholarship Fund. With your support and the UND Staff Senate’s fund-raising efforts, we can make these scholarships available annually. Thank you for your consideration.

Upcoming U2 Classes Announced

Following are upcoming University Within the University classes. As of Monday, Oct. 22, the University Within the University November-December 2001 newsletter will be on our web site,

COMPUTER CENTER: Classes are held in 361 Upson II, and require a working knowledge of Windows or a Windows class. Enrollment is limited to 12 in most cases, so please register early. A $10 manual is optional for Access (Levels II and III), Excel, Power Point, Windows, and all Word and WordPerfect classes. The cost for an Access Level I manual is $16. Instructors: Tracy Uhlir, GroupWise; Rose Keeley, TSO and PageCenter; Doris Bornhoeft, E-mail, HTML, and Netscape; Jim Malins, all other classes.
Access 00, Level III: Nov. 5, 6 and 8, 9 to 11:45 a.m. (eight hours total).
Prerequisite: Access 00, Level II. Introduces data Access pages for the Web, Macros, and advanced database management; explores user-defined modules and visual basic.


Dealing With Difficult People: Dec. 5, 1 to 3 p.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Learn how to work with, and not against, difficult people. Find out what assertiveness is and how to apply it in day-to-day interaction with people. Instructor: Desi Sporbert, Personnel Services.


Supervisor’s Role With Work-Related Injuries: Dec. 6, 2 to 3 p.m., Memorial Union, Sioux Room. This class is designed to identify the role and responsibilities of the supervisor when a work-related injury has taken place. The course will review UND’s procedures as well as information about the North Dakota Workers’ Compensation Bureau. Instructor: Claire Moen.

Working in Confined Spaces: Dec. 6, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. Confined spaces can be deadly. Reinforce understanding of the risks associated with work 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. Instructor: Jason Uhlir, Safety and Environmental Health.

HOW TO REGISTER: Registering for U2 workshops is easy! Contact Amy Noeldner at the University Within the University office by phone (777-2128), fax (777-2140), e-mail (, or mail to P.O. Box 7131. To register online, go to Please provide the following information when you register: your name, department, box number, phone number, Social Security number (for accurate record keeping), and e-mail address, the title and date of the event, and the method of payment (ID billing, personal check, or credit card number and expiration date) if the event has a fee. When attending computer classes that make books available for a fee, should you opt to ID bill the cost of the book, we ask that you bring a completed ID bill form along with you. This will expedite the billing process. If you are unable to attend an event, please notify the U2 office as soon as possible. Some classes have waiting lists and the courtesy of your notification may allow others to attend a session.

Museum Café Now Booking Christmas Parties, High Teas

Have your Christmas party catered by the Museum café. Dates are now available for late November and December, and reservations are being taken for café manager Liz Stempinski’s sumptious feasts.

The café also has a new menu featuring vegetarian sandwiches, soups that are drawing rave reviews, Mandarin chicken salad, roast beef triple decker, and spinach and feta cheese quiche. Liz’s cheesy biscuits are a hot item, along with her desserts including caramel apple cream pie, pumpkin cheesecake, and chocolate fudge brownies.

Lunches can be phone-ordered to go, or you can reserve a table. However, reservations are necessary. The café also accommodates groups of up to 12 people for lunches.

For a unique occasion, high teas for $8 per person may be booked with two days’ advance notice. Treats include dainty sandwiches and exotic sweets served on fine china.

The café, located in the lower level of the North Dakota Museum of Art, just across the parking lot from Twamley Hall, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Specialty drinks including Italian sodas, hot chocolate, mochas, cappucinos and espresso are also available all day.

For more information, please call the Museum at 777-4195.

Grants and Research

Water Resources Institute Seeks Fellowship Applications

The N.D. Water Resources Research Institute announces its 2002 graduate research fellowship program. NDSU and UND graduate students who are conducting or planning research in water resources areas may apply for fellowships varying from three summer months to a full year in duration. Stipends average $1,400 per month. The fellowship funds must be applied between March 2002 and February 2003.

Projects proposed for fellowship support should relate to water resources research issues in the state or region. Regional, state, or local collaborations or co-funding will strengthen an application.

Applications are due in the office of the director Friday, Nov. 16. They will be reviewed by a panel of faculty and state water resources research professionals. Announcement of awards will be made by early January.

Consult the ND WRRI web site,, for background on the program and guidelines for preparation of applications. Fellowships have matching requirements. Applicants and advisors who are new to the program are urged to contact ND WRRI director, G. Padmanabhan, at (701)231-7043, or


Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For more information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.


Whitney-Carnegie Awards are provided for preparation and publication of popular or scholarly reading lists, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries. The grants may be used for print and electronic projects of varying lengths. Grants of up to $5,000 are available. Deadline: 11/19/01. Contact: Malinda Little, 800/545-2433 x5416; fax 312/944-8741;;
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Artist Fellowships of $44,000 each will be awarded to enable artists to further their work and contributions to their communities. Eligible applicants are residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin who are at least 25 years of age. Fellows may take time for solitary work or reflection, engage in collaborative community projects, embark on travel or research, or pursue any other activity that contributes to their lives as artists. Categories are two-dimensional visual arts (including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, computer graphics, and artists’ books), three-dimensional visual arts (including, but not limited to, sculpture, installation, ceramics, and mixed media), and choreography/multimedia/performance art-storytelling (including choreographers working in all styles of dance; multimedia work in which any performing art is primary; and performance art/storytelling, theater-based work created and performed by the same artist). Duration is 12-18 months. Contact: Bush Artist Fellowship Program, 651/227-0891; fax 651-297-6485;; Deadlines: 10/26/01 (three-dimensional visual arts and choreography/multimedia/performance art-storytelling); 11/02/01 (two-dimensional visual arts).
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The goal of the Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students Program is to strengthen and expand the nation’s pool of medically trained researchers. Fellowship research must be fundamental, directed toward an understanding of basic biological processes or disease mechanisms. Examples of eligible fields of research include: biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, biostatistics, cell biology, developmental biology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, mathematical and computational biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, structural biology, and virology. Eligible applicants are students currently enrolled in M.D. or D.O. programs in medical schools in the U.S. A research allowance of $5,500 will be provided. Deadline: 11/15/2001. Contact: Office of Grants and Special Programs, 301/215-8883; fax 301/215-8888;;
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The Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) of the NSF announces a special opportunity for postdoctoral investigators to conduct research projects abroad as MPS Distinguished International Postdoctoral Research Fellows (MPS-DRF) (NSF 01-154). The objective is to provide an effective means of establishing international collaborations in the early stages of their careers, thereby facilitating and enhancing connections between the U.S. science and engineering community and its international counterparts. Eligibility is limited to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who fulfill requirements for the doctoral degree in a field supported by a program in the MPS Directorate between June 1 of the year of submission and September 30 of the year following submission. Applicants whose research would especially benefit from international collaboration are encouraged to apply. Science centers in all foreign geographical regions are eligible as host institutions. This includes: institutions of higher education; industrial research institutions and laboratories; government research institutes, laboratories, and centers; and non-profit research organizations. Up to $100,000/year may be requested for residence abroad for up to 24 months. NSF expects to fund up to 20 awards. Deadline: 11/21/01. Contact: John Stevens, Chemistry, 703/292-4948,; Lynne Walling, Mathematical Sciences, 703/292-8104,; Eileen Friel, Astronomical Sciences, 703/292-4895,; W. Lance Haworth, Materials Research, 703/292-4916,; John Lightbody, Physics, 703/292-7378,; Susan Parris, International Programs, 703/292-8711,;
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The purpose of the State Fatality Surveillance and Field Investigations of Occupational Injuries: Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) (RFA-CC-02-012) program is to identify and study work-related fatalities, reducing the national burden of these fatalities through development of effective prevention measures at the State and national level. Objectives of this program are to identify work environments that place workers at risk for fatal injury, identify risk factors for these fatal injuries, and develop and disseminate prevention strategies. Applications are sought that demonstrate a high potential for implementing a balanced program that includes occupational fatality surveillance, field investigation of priority category fatalities, and development and dissemination of preventive strategies. The total project period may not exceed 4 years. The maximum range of total costs/year is anticipated to be $75,000-$150,000. Inquiries are encouraged. Deadlines: 11/8/01 (Letter of Intent); 12/19/01 (Application). Contact: Michael J. Galvin, 404/639-1533; fax 404/639-4616;;
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Gene Transfer Approaches to Enhance Islet Transplantation Diseases (RFA-DK-02-020). The NIDDK is soliciting pilot and feasibility grants to explore gene transfer techniques that could be applied to enhanced islet transplantation. This program enables investigators to explore feasibility of a concept related to gene therapy of diabetes and generate sufficient data to pursue it through other funding mechanisms. Pilot and feasibility studies are intended to: provide initial support for new investigators; allow exploration of possible innovative new leads or new directions for established investigators in gene therapy; and stimulate investigators from other areas to lend their expertise to research in this area. Total direct costs up to $250,000/year may be requested. The R21/modular grant award mechanism will be used. Contact: Catherine McKeon, 301/594-8810; fax 301/480-3503;; Deadlines: 11/15/01 (Letter of Intent), 12/12/01 (Application).
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The Development of PET and SPECT Ligands for Brain Imaging (Phased Innovation Award) (RFA-MH-02-003) initiative will support development of: PET and SPECT probes for molecular targets (e.g., receptors, intracellular messengers, disease-related proteins) of broad interest to the neuroscience research community and new technologies for radiotracer development. It is intended to stimulate development of radioligands for molecular targets (e.g., receptors, cell adhesion molecules, intracellular messengers, and disease related proteins) of broad interest to the scientific community. Molecular targets for which radioligands are needed include, but are not limited to: receptors; transporters; enzymes; intracellular targets. Support will be through the Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) and Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Phase 2 (R33). The total project period may not exceed 3 years for an R21 or R33, or 5 years for a combined R21/R33 application. The R21 phase may not exceed $150,000 direct costs per year. Funds may also be provided for projects that incorporate pilot or clinical feasibility evaluation in pre-clinical studies, model development, or clinical studies. Deadlines: 11/12/01 (Letter of Intent), 12/11/01 (Application). Contact: Linda Brady, 301/443-5288; fax 301/402-4740;;

The HIV/STD Prevention Programs for Adolescents (RFA-MH-02-007) initiative provides support for studies of school-based and other community-centered prevention programs for adolescents and youth for the purpose of preventing the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. Goals of the program are to: identify community, school-system, and parental attitudes and concerns associated with establishing collaborative relationships necessary to plan and implement school-based and other community-centered intervention programs; identify in-school factors such as teacher characteristics, peer influences, or needs of special populations that are key to delivering developmentally appropriate and effective intervention programs; and develop, implement, and evaluate school-based and other community-centered HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) preventive interventions. The NIMH intends to commit approximately $1.3 million in FY 2002 to fund 3-5 new and/or competitive continuation grants; NICHD will commit $500,000 to fund one new grant; and NINR plans to commit $750,000 to fund 1-2 new and/or competitive continuation grants. The Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism will be used. Deadlines: 11/14/01 (Letter of Intent), 12/14/01 (Application). Contact: Nicolette Borek, 301/443-4526; fax 301/443-9719;,
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Grants for the Administration and Quality of Justice support innovative education, research, demonstration, and technical assistance projects to improve administration of justice in State courts nationwide. The Institute will fund projects addressing one or more of many program areas. Special interest categories for FY 2002 include: improving public confidence in the courts; educational and training for judges and other key court personnel; dispute resolution and the courts; application of technology; enhancing court management through collaboration; substance abuse and the courts; children and families in court; improving the courts’ response to gender-related violent crime; and the relationship between state and federal courts. Applicants may request up to $200,000 for 15 months. Deadline: 11/21/01 (Concept Paper); 5/8/02 (Application). Contact: David I. Tevelin, 703/684-6100;
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Biologically Based Pest Management awards support research aimed toward understanding, developing, enhancing, and integrating biologically based pest management practices into an overall pest management system, with a goal of reducing dependency on synthetic pesticides. Funding is available for research intended to complement integrated pest management. In this program, the term pests includes, but is not limited to, weeds, arthropods, plant parasitic nematodes, and plant pathogens. The systems under study can include pests occurring in horticultural and field crops, forests, rangelands, urban landscapes, food or feed transported and stored for human or livestock consumption, and arthropod pests of livestock. The program supports both biological control and other research aimed toward understand-ing, developing, enhancing, and integrating biologically based pest management practices into an overall pest management system with a goal of reducing dependency on synthetic pesticides. New Investigator Awards provide support to investigators who are beginning independent research careers, without an extensive publication record, and who have less than 5 years postgraduate, career-track research experience in understanding, developing, enhancing, and integrating biologically based pest management practices into an overall pest management system, with a goal of reducing dependency on synthetic pesticides. Standard Research Grants may also be applied for. Awards are not likely to exceed a total budget (including indirect costs) of $300,000 for 3-4 years of support. Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: 202/401-5114;;;
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Publication Grants are made for studies in the archaeology, architecture, history, language and art of the Mediterranean. Awards are available towards the costs of publication of academic research already completed or imminently available. Applicants should be either the author or the editor of the work. Awards are open to men and women of all nationalities. Funding amounts will vary dependent on the proposal. Deadline: 2/28/02. Contact: c/o Albany Trustee Company Limited, telephone 01481 724136; fax 01481 710478;
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The Grants Program provides funding to preserve and make available those records that further an understanding and appreciation of American history. Support is provided for: collecting, describing, preserving, compiling, and publishing (including microfilming and other forms of reproduction) documentary sources significant to the history of the U.S.; undertaking projects seeking solutions to the various questions in the NHPRC’s research agenda on electronic records; conducting institutes, training and educational programs, and fellowships related to the activities NHPRC; and disseminating information about documentary sources through guides, directories, and other technical publications. Projects involving the following kinds of documentary source materials are supported: records of state, county, municipal, tribal, or other non-federal units of government; electronic records; manuscripts, personal and family papers, or organizational and business archives; collections of photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings, newsfilm, and such visual materials as unpublished architectural, cartographic, and engineering drawings. Funding may be requested for up to 3 years. Contact: 202/501-5605; fax 202/501-5601;; Deadline: 6/1/02.


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