University Letter

Volume 39, Number 16: December 14, 2001

Nominations And/Or Expressions Of Interest Sought For Service On The UniversityPlanning And Budget Committee

Rear Admiral Soderberg To Deliver Winter Commencement Address Dec. 21

Faculty Members Invited To Participate In December Commencement

State Board Approved New Policies

Wilson Named To Accreditation Body


Sheridan Presents Biology Seminar Dec. 14

Grand Forks Chocolate Festival Is Saturday

Swing Into Holiday Season With Dance Lessons

Agenda Items Due For Institutional Review Board Consideration

Applications Due Early Next Semester For Two Faculty Programs



Computer Center Becomes Information Technology Systems And Services Jan. 1

Employees May Enroll In Courses At Low Cost

Equipment Policy Must Be Followed By Departing Faculty

FlexComp Deadline Approaching

Personal Phone Calls May Be Reimbursed While Traveling

Remembering Billie And Martha Adams

Holiday Hours Listed For Chester Fritz Library, Law Library, Memorial Union, PrintingCenter, University Letter

Raffle Winners Named

Upcoming U2 Classes Announced

Yoga Classes Offered At Lotus Meditation Center

Museum Is The Place To Go For Coffee



NASA Announces New Investigator Program

International Space University Comes To California For Summer 2002

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


Nominations And/Or Expressions Of Interest Sought For Service On The University Planning And Budget Committee

A number of appointments to the University Planning and Budget Committee will expire at the end of December; as a consequence, the following slots will be open for new or enewed terms beginning in January.

• Faculty member, School of Medicine and Health Services
• Faculty member, College of Education and Human Development
• Faculty member, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
• Faculty member, College of Arts and Sciences
• Staff member, at large
• Dean
• Graduate School/Graduate Faculty
• Chairperson

Please send nominations and/or expressions of interest to President Kupchella or Provost Ettling. – Charles Kupchella, President.


Rear Admiral Soderberg To Deliver Winter Commencement Address Dec. 21

Rear Admiral Paul O. Soderberg, United States Navy, will be the main speaker for winter commencement Friday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. More than 640 students are eligible to receive degrees.

Also at the winter commencement, UND will present an honorary Doctor of Letters degree to Ray Rude, a Stanley, N.D., native and the founder of Duraflex, the dominant manufacturer of diving equipment worldwide for more than 40 years. Accepting the degree on behalf of Rude will be his nephew, Dr. William Isaacson, Stanley, N.D. Isaacson is a member of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.

Members of the UND community are invited to participate in the ceremony in person or by taking advantage of one of the other viewing options. Because of the large number of graduates and their guests, an overflow crowd is possible. Please consider taking advantage of one of the alternate viewing options. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Grand Forks Cable Channel 3 and will also be available on a limited number of bands via the Internet through the UND home page.

Faculty members are invited to march in the processional wearing academic regalia and will be seated on the stage during the ceremony. Faculty members who wish to participate should contact Tammy Anderson in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 by Dec. 19.

Rear Admiral Paul O. Soderberg

Rear Admiral Paul O. Soderberg was born in Willmar, Minn., and grew up in Kenmare, N.D. He graduated from Minot State University (B.S.) in 1965 and holds Master of Science degrees from UND and from the Naval Postgraduate School. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the advanced management program at the FUQUA School of Business, Duke University.

Admiral Soderberg has served in a range of sea and staff assignments. His sea tours include supply officer, USS Hassay Ampa in Pearl Harbor, including deployments to the Western Pacific in support of Vietnam operations (1972-1974); stock control officer on board USS Mars in Alameda, Calif. (1977-1979); and supply officer on board the aircraft carrier USS America from 1987 to 1989.

Shore duty assignments include budget and resources management officer at the Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Fla.; acquisition/contracting officer at Naval Electronic Systems Command, Washington, D.C.; customer service/outfitting officer at the Navy Supply Center in Oakland, Calif.; director of the management center and executive assistant to the chief of the Navy Supply Corps at the Naval Supply Systems Command in Washington, D.C.; sea/overseas detailer for Supply Corps Officer Personnel; director of systems development and then comptroller at the Aviation Supply Office in Philadelphia; assistant chief of staff for supply on the Staff of Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; deputy director for material management at the Joint Logistics Systems Center at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio; commanding officer of the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Va.; and commanding officer of Navy Exchange Service Command, Virginia Beach, Va. Admiral Soderberg assumed his current duties as director, logistics/fleet supply officer on the Staff of the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet on Oct. 1, 1998.

His military awards include the Legion of Merit (four awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal and various other campaign ribbons. He is a qualified naval aviation supply officer, acquisition professional, and logistics management IT specialist.

Admiral Soderberg is married to the former Jacqueline Lewis of Fargo. They have three children: John, Julie, and Mark.

Raymond Rude

Raymond Rude, a native of Stanley, left North Dakota as a teenager during the Great Depression. He was hired by Lockheed Aircraft to shovel sand in 1937 and worked his way up to tool engineer. In this capacity, he worked on the famous P-38 Lightning Fighter. He headed a group of 30 hand-picked employees which performed difficult tasks. His group was so successful that two more such groups were formed under his leadership.

After World War II, Rude opened his own tool shop, fabricating parts for Lockheed and all major U.S. aircraft corporations. In response to a friend’s need, he fabricated a diving board. It proved so successful that it revolutionized the sport of diving. He began manufacturing diving boards and stands, launching a new company, Duraflex. The corporation has been the dominant manufacturer of diving equipment worldwide for more than 40 years. Rude has returned much to North Dakota through his support of the Center for Innovation, the Tech Savvy Program, Stanley Bethel Nursing Home, and the Flickertail Heritage Center.


Faculty Members Invited To Participate In December Commencement

UND faculty members are encouraged to march in academic regalia in the winter commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Faculty should assemble in the basement of the Auditorium no later than 1:30 p.m. University marshals will be on hand to direct participants to their places in the procession, which will begin at 2 p.m. Faculty members will be seated in a special section on the stage for the ceremony.

Please contact Tammy Anderson in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 by Wednesday, Dec. 19, or send an e-mail to if you plan to participate so that the appropriate number of seats can be reserved.

I encourage participation by faculty members to help make this a memorable occasion for our graduates, their families, and friends. - Charles Kupchella, President.


State Board Approved New Policies

At its November meeting in Grand Forks, the State Board of Higher Education approved new policies creating a process (including mediation) for handling faculty grievances in terminations, dismissals, and the imposition of sanctions, and providing additional compensation to campus presidents upon retirement or death after six or more years of service. The Board allocated over $1 million to special system-wide projects related to Board objectives, 2001 legislative mandates, and other priorities. The Board also allocated over $3.7 million among the campuses pro-rata to address equity differentials with their non-NDUS peers. UND’s share of that allocation amounted to $1,319,544; these are one-time funds that are to be spent on actions consistent with the campus’ alignment plans (but cannot be spent on capital projects). For more details on this meeting, see the Faculty Advisor’s report at: -- Jim Grijalva (Law), Faculty Advisor to the Board of Higher Education.


Wilson Named To Accreditation Body

H. David Wilson, vice president for health affairs and medical school dean, has been appointed to a three-year term on a select committee which accredits medical schools in the United States and Canada.

Wilson was named by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Medical Education to serve as its representative to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). He has been a member of the council on Medical Education since earlier this year.

The LCME acts on behalf of the AMA, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Canadian Medical Association. Its 17 members also include other representatives of the AMA as well as those selected to represent the AAMC, medical students, the general public and Canada.

With authority from the U.S. Department of Education, the LCME accredits 141 medical schools that offer education leading to the doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree in the U.S. and Canada. It conducts about 20 to 30 accreditation site visits each year.

Members of the LCME meet four times annually to consider and act on issues concerning medical school accreditation, a process of quality assurance in post-secondary education that determines whether an institution or program meets established standards for function, structure and performance.


Events To Note

Sheridan Presents Biology Seminar Dec. 14

William F. Sheridan, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biology, will present at noon Friday Dec. 14, a Biology Department Seminar titled “Geography of an A’maize’ing Genome: Genes and Chromosomes.” The seminar will be held in 105 Starcher Hall.


Grand Forks Chocolate Festival Is Saturday

Saturday, Dec. 15, the Grand Forks Chocolate Festival will be at the Alerus Center. The Ballroom will be packed with chocolate, a chocolate museum, toys, and will be the site of three concerts with Marcoux Corner, an a capella group.

Most of the chocolate museum displays will be entered into a live auction held by the Curt D. Johnson Auction Company at 7 p.m. at the festival. Auction proceeds benefit the Salvation Army’s food and toy gift basket distribution program.

Additional non-profit and/or community groups participating in and benefiting from the festival are UND’s Habitat for Humanity, the Sunrisers Kiwanis Club, the Grand Forks Thunder Basketball team, the New Life church, and Calvary Lutheran Church.

All activities are free with paid admission. Marcoux Corner performs at 2:15, 5:15, and 8:15 p.m. Other activities include contests and games similar to those featured on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, the museum, Santa Claus visiting with children, Christmas story telling, live auction, and of course chocolate sampling.

Admission to the festival is $5.50 for adults, $3 for youth 14 and under, 2 and under are free. For more information, call 787-8779. – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Mandy Hubbell, Chocoate Festival Coordinator.


Swing Into Holiday Season With Dance Lessons

Swing into the holiday season! Learn ballroom dance from a former dance instructor and UND student, Marc Reed (Klevberg). Mr. Reed has literally danced his way around the world starting as a dance instructor with Arthur Murray in Minneapolis before moving to Las Vegas and Paris to dance in The Lido Shows. The “Dare to Dance” workshop will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dances featured will be the swing, the rhumba and the mamba. The registration fee is $30 per couple. Celebrate the season and join us for an evening of fun! To register or for more information, call Melissa at 777-2663 or e-mail, -- Office of Conference Services.


Agenda Items Due For Institutional Review Board Consideration

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Wednesday, Dec. 26. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

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

Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting. – Will Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.


Applications Due Early Next Semester For Two Faculty Programs

The Office of Instructional Development reminds faculty that applications for two OID-sponsored programs are due early next semester: Bush Teaching Scholars applications are due Friday, Jan. 18, and Summer Instructional Development Professorship applications are due Friday, Feb. 1. Further information on both programs is available on the OID web site at

Faculty planning to apply for either program may wish to talk over their ideas with OID Director Libby Rankin before submitting them to the appropriate committees. Feel free to call her at 777-4233 or e-mail OID has also made available several samples of past successful SIDP proposals that faculty are welcome to peruse at the OID office, 407 Twamley Hall -- Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.




Computer Center Becomes Information Technology Systems And Services Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, the Computer Center will change its name to Information Technology Systems and Services. This change reflects our ongoing effort to provide leadership, instruction and access to information and technology resources in support of higher education, research and public service. We will continue to provide our current services in addition to embracing leading edge technology.

Our goals are to:

• Provide existing information technology services to the UND and NDUS communities and constituents.
• Provide network services that enhance teaching, learning, research, and service.
• Provide secure information systems and networks to assure privacy and reliability of information.
• Enrich learning and research through the use of information technology.
• Enable the use of information technology through guidance, support, and instruction.
• Provide state-of-the-art NDUS enterprise resource planning systems.

Starting Jan. 1, you can also access our web site at for more information.

We are excited about the new opportunities these changes represent for all of us and look forward to working with you on current and future endeavors. Our enthusiastic Help Center staff is still available at 777-2222. – Dorette Kerian, Director, Computer Center.


Employees May Enroll In Courses At Low Cost

For just $4.17 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in University classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor for release time during working hours. You must have successfully completed your probationary period. You can continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management. Here’s how to enroll:

1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at the Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or at the Graduate School, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).

2. Choose the course you’d like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.

3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the Graduate School. Return the completed waiver forms to Admissions. The deadline for filing the waiver is Tuesday, May 1, for the summer session, and Friday, Dec. 28, for the spring semester.

4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.
If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an “Application for Admission” form, available from the Admissions Office or Graduate School. There is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot be waived.

Take advantage of your $1,000 Benefit! — Heidi Kippenhan, Director of Admissions, and Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel.


Equipment Policy Must Be Followed By Departing Faculty

A policy and procedure titled “Equipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty” is available from the Purchasing Office. This policy and procedure should be included in your Administrative Manual. A copy may be requested from Purchasing at777-2681 or by using the web address - Any concerns or questions regarding the policy and procedure can be directed to me. – Jerry Clancy (Purchasing), 777-2681.


FlexComp Deadline Approaching

The open enrollment period for the FlexComp program for the plan year of Jan. 1, 2002, through Dec. 31, 2002, is quickly coming to an end. Enrollment agreements should be in the Payroll Office by Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, to allow for adequate processing time. No enrollment agreements will be accepted after Dec. 31.

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, call me. – Heidi Strande, Payroll Office FlexComp Specialist, 777-4423.


Personal Phone Calls May Be Reimbursed While Traveling

Effective immediately, personal telephone expenses, while on business-related travel, will be reimbursed according to the following procedures:

Personal telephone expense reimbursement is governed by NDCC 54-06-26.

When a state employee is away from the employee’s residence for official state business and long distance tolls would apply for the employee to call the employee’s city of residence, the employee is entitled to make a claim, subject to the following provisions and limitations:

1. Receipts are not required to make a claim for personal telephone calls; instead the employee will receive a per diem for each day of travel, as follows:

$5 per day for calls within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii;

$10 per day for calls made from Canada or Puerto Rico;

$20 per day for international calls, including Mexico.

The amount of personal telephone expense that exceeds the per diem amounts above are to be paid personally by the employee and are not reimbursable.

2. An overnight stay is required to claim this personal telephone per diem. For example, if an employee travels within the United States and departs on a Monday and returns on aThursday, the employee is entitled to $15, or $5 for each night of lodging.

3. Emergency phone calls will be considered on an individual case basis.

To receive personal telephone per diem, submit a travel expense voucher to Accounting Services for all travel expenses incurred. Include the per diem, as above, in the column of TCC 399 - “Other Transportation and Miscellaneous Expenses.” Please identify each personal phone call with a notation number in the NOTE column of the travel expense voucher and cross reference it by providing a brief description, such as “personal phone call per diem” in the miscellaneous expense detail section of the travel expense voucher.

– Lisa Heher, Cash and Investments Manager, Accounting Services.

Remembering Billie and Martha Adams

Martha Adams, retired faculty member in the Department of Community Medicine and Rural Health, died Sept. 20 in Grand Forks. She was 53. Billie Adams, computer applications specialist in the Department of Community Medicine and Rural Health, died Friday, Nov. 30, in Omaha, Neb., while visiting family. He was 60.

Martha Jane Lenhart was born Aug. 8, 1948, to Harold and Margaret (Moehl) Lenhart in Beatrice, Neb. She graduated from high school in Beatrice and went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and Omaha. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Colorado and a certificate in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program in 1978 from UND. In January 1979, Martha joined the UND Medical School as an assistant professor of community medicine and rural health. Although she retired for health reasons in 1996, she continued to assist with teaching duties in the physician assistant program through last summer.

Billie Joe Adams was born Oct. 2, 1941, to Aron and Gertrude (Hamon) Adams, in Durant, Miss. He married Martha Lenhart on Jan. 8, 1973, in Omaha. He graduated from UND with a degree in computer science in 1986, and began working as a computer analyst at Community Medicine that year. He is survived by daughters, Tanya Arthur and Billie Jo Adams, both of Omaha, and Dawn Hogan, Tarkio, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and eight brothers and sisters.

“Billie seemed to know everyone in Grand Forks, and everyone seemed to know him,” said Jim Brosseau, chair, Community Medicine. “Not only that, but everyone thought of him as a friend. He had a personality that brought out the best in others. No one who knew him will ever be able to forget his wonderful laugh and positive outlook on life.”

“When Billie would get a phone call or someone came to see him, I would check to see if I could ‘hear’ him,” said Sue Huus, administrative officer, Community Medicine. “Billie had a laugh that we will never forget. And Martha – I enjoyed her wittiness, her no-nonsense approach, her thoroughness, and her humor. She very much contributed to the quality of the PA/FNP program. She was a friend and mentor to all of our alumni.”

“Martha and Billie seemed inseparable,” said Dr. Brosseau. “They depended on each other, yet they always gave each other enough room to be their own person. They had a respect for each other that you seldom see these days. Even after Martha lost her vision, she continued to work at her very demanding job for another 15 years. One of her favorite expressions was, ‘It’s good to see you again!’”

“Martha and Billie were a team,” said Robert Eelkema, professor emeritus and former chair of Community Medicine. “Their mutual love and loyalty cannot be surpassed. We loved them both because they taught us much. They were friends and loyal colleagues for 24 years.”


Holiday Hours Listed

Dec. 24 At Noon, Christmas Day Are Holidays

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Dec. 24, at noon and Tuesday, Dec. 25, will be observed as Christmas Eve and Christmas 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, Personnel Services.

Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library are:

Final exams: Friday, Dec. 14 (Reading and Review Day), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Thursday, Dec. 17-20, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, Dec. 21, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Holiday hours: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22-23, closed; Monday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to noon; Tuesday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), closed; Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 26-28, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 29-30, closed; Monday, Dec. 31, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day), closed; Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 2-4, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5-6, closed; Monday, Jan. 7, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 8 (spring semester begins), resume regular hours.

Law Library:

Holiday hours for the Law School are: Friday, Dec. 21 (last day of exams), 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22-23, closed; Monday, Dec. 24, 7:30 a.m. to noon; Tuesday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), closed; Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 26-28, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 29-30, closed; Monday, Dec. 31, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day), closed; Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 2-4, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5-6, closed; Monday, Jan. 7 (regular hours resume), 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Memorial Union:

The Memorial Union will close at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, and will close at noon Monday, Dec. 24, and remained closed until 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, for the winter break schedule. We will be closed all weekends during the break. Following are the hours for Monday through Friday: Lifetime Sports Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Info/Service Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Copy Stop, closed; U Turn C-Store, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Subway/TCBY/JuiceWorks, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Little Caesars, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; administrative office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Craft Center/Sign and Design, closed; Student Academic Services, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Dining Services (office hours), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Credit Union, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Traffic Division, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Passport Ids, closed; Barber Shop, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; University Learning Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closes at noon Friday, Dec. 21); Computer Labs, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; building hours, 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Printing Center:

The Printing Center will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25, and will be open for business as usual on Wednesday, Dec. 26. - Lowell Brandner, Interim Director, Printing Center.

University Letter:

University Letter will not be published Dec. 28 or Jan. 4. The next University Letter will be dated Jan. 11. The deadline for submitting items for publication is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8. -- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.


Raffle Winners Named

Winners of the 31 Days of Glory raffle this week are: Dec. 5, Margaret Zidon; Dec. 6, Connie Noem; Dec. 7, Cindy Stromme; Dec. 8, Pat Hanson; Dec. 9, Dave Vorland; Dec. 10, Jerry Stoldorf; Dec. 11, Debbie Scheevel.

Proceeds from the UND Staff Senate-sponsored raffle go toward student scholarships. – Bert Klamm (Continuing Education), for Staff Senate.

Upcoming U2 Classes Announced

following are classes offered through the University Within the University (U2) program:

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. A $10 manual is optional for Excel, and WordPerfect classes. Instructors: Doris Bornhoeft, E-mail, and Jim Malins, all other classes.

Excel 00, Level III: Jan. 7, 9 and 11, 1 to 3:45 p.m. (eight hours total). Prerequisite: Excel Level II. Use trend analysis and IF functions, create lookup tables and user defined functions, customize Excel and templates.

Word Perfect, Level I: Jan. 8 and 10, 1 to 4:30 p.m. (seven hours total). Learn basic features of the program; edit and format multiple documents, create headers and footers, set page numbers and tab stops.

E-mail Using Eudora: Jan. 10, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Prerequisite: E-mail account on a host that supports POP mail. Use Eudora to send and receive mail, create a personal address book, and attach files to e-mail.


Dispel the Myths of Mediation: Jan. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, 211 Rural Technology Center. Learn what mediation is and is not, and how we practice mediation at the Conflict Resolution Center (CRC). Learn what the benefits and costs of mediation are, what to expect in any mediation session at the CRC, how practices differ across the U.S., and how to make referrals to our center for mediation. Presenters: Dan Bjerkness and Linda Hendrikson , Conflict Resolution Center.


Laboratory Safety: Jan. 8, 10 a.m. to noon, 235 Rural Technology Center. Learn general lab-safety principles for the use of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop covers potential health hazards in the laboratory, protective measures, and response to incidents and emergencies. This training is required for all university employees working in a laboratory. Presenter: Greg Krause, Safety and Environmental Health.

Defensive Driving: Jan. 9, 6 to 10 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by State Fleet for all UND employees who drive State Fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a State Fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Instructor: Tom Brockling.

Better Safe Than Sorry: Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to noon, 235 Rural Technology Center. This awareness workshop will cover those general safety issues that all employees should be familiar with regardless of their position. Topics will include: fire safety, incident reporting, safe lifting, ergonomics, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, and reporting emergencies. Presenter: 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: 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; the method of payment (ID billing, personal check, or credit card number and expiration date) if the event has a fee. – University Within the University program.


Yoga Classes Offered At Lotus Meditation Center

Sign up early to guarantee a spot in a post-holiday yoga class! A new session of beginning and intermediate classes begins Monday, Jan. 15, and continues through March 7. Class times are 6 p.m. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and 5:30 p.m. Thursday. There is a fee for the classes and pre-registration is necessary as space is limited. Call me at 772-8840 or 777-2419 for information or to register. – Dyan Rey (Art), Instructor.

Museum Is The Place To Go For Coffee

The North Dakota Museum of Art Café is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee. The Café, located in the lower level of the Museum, is open all day and provides a quiet, intimate atmosphere to share with your friends. There’s a wide array of exotic drinks for you to enjoy - house coffee, coffee of the day and many other flavors including cherry nut latte, Irish creme and vanilla latte, toasted coconut creme latte, butternut latte, almond joy mocha, turtle swirl, milky way magic, chocolate covered cherries, espresso and more. There is something for everyone.
Fine teas are also available, and specialty drinks including Italian sodas. High teas may be ordered 24 hours in advance.
The Museum Café is open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 777-4668 for more information. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


Grants and Research

NASA Announces New Investigator Program

The NASA research announcement, New Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science (NRA-01-OES-04), is currently open for proposals; the due date is Jan. 15, 2002. NIP is designed to encourage an integrated environment for research and education (formal and informal) for scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers in Earth Science. The proposed principal investigators must be recent Ph.D. recipients (graduating on or after Jan. 1, 1996), with either U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency. See for further details. - David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, Fargo.

International Space University Comes To California For Summer 2002

From June 29 to Aug. 31, 2002, Cal Poly Pomona will host the International Space University (ISU) Annual Summer Session Program. One hundred graduate-level students and professionals who are interested and involved in space will come to Pomona, Calif., from as many as 30 countries. ISU students will study with approximately 100 ISU faculty and lecturers from aerospace companies and space agencies around the world. Applications for the 2002 summer session program are being accepted by ISU now.

ISU students develop a thorough interdisciplinary appreciation of how space programs and space business work, accomplishing this through extensive coursework in space science, engineering, law and policy, business and management, and other space-related fields. In addition, a broad-ranging design project allows students to integrate their disciplinary learning while coming to master the intense challenges of working effectively with international teammates. The design project options next summer will focus on astrobiology and space imagery for enhancing human health and safety.

ISU’s summer programs quite often concentrate on an Earth science topic. This past year, the students studied in Bremen, Germany, and used their design project to address concepts for advanced small satellites to improve observation and preservation of Europe’s environment (CASSIOPEE). Each year, ISU conducts its two-month summer session program at various locations worldwide. Past locations have included France, Chile, and Thailand.

Since ISU’s first summer session hosted by MIT in 1988, more than 1,700 students from 82 countries have reaped the benefits of an ISU education. These alumni form a significant international network of international leaders in the space field, comprising 1 percent of the professional space workforce worldwide.

Further information and application forms for the ISU 2002 summer session program are available at or by contacting the ISU central campus in Strasbourg, France, at or - David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU, Fargo.


Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

For the past several years, ORPD has published selected announcements for external funding opportunities in the University Letter. These announcements have included summary descriptions of the research opportunities. Because of limited time in December to publish the many notices we have received, this week we are changing the format to include only the title and contact information. We would like to receive input from you on this format change–please let us know which format you prefer, fewer notices including a summary description, or the format used this time (777-4278 or

University Advanced Coal Research Program--Innovative Concepts Program (research in fossil energy-related issues). Deadline: 1/16/02. Contact: Michael P. Nolan, 304/285-4149;;

University Advanced Coal Research Program--Core Program (research pertinent to coal conversion and utilization). Deadline: 1/16/02. Contact: See above.

Investigator-Initiated Research
W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship Program
Deadlines: 1/16/02. Contact: 800/851-3420;;

Visiting Scientist Award (one year at IARC working on a project in an area related to the IARC’s programmes: epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition and cancer, environmental and viral carcinogenesis, cell and molecular biology, cancer genetics and mechanisms of carcinogenesis). Deadline: 1/31/02. Contact: Telephone 33 472 73 84 48;;;

Internship in Educational Media (for graduate students in museum studies, design, instructional technology, or related fields who are interested in planning, creating, and producing publications, for families, teachers, students, and the general museum public). Deadline: 1/25/02. Contact: 212/570-3710;

Research Opportunities in Space Life Sciences Fundamental Space Biology Ground-Based Research. Deadline: 1/31/02. Contact: David Liskowsky; 202/358-1963;;

Development of Nonmammalian Models & Related Biological Materials for Research. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Jill L. Carrington, 301-435-0744;;

Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program (support to expand, remodel, renovate, or alter existing research facilities or construct new research facilities). Deadline: 2/1/02. Contact: Willie D. McCullough, 301/435-0766;;

Public Program Grants for Media Projects (Planning Grants) (support for development of a media project to be broadcast on television or radio). Deadline: 2/1/02. Contact: Media Programs Div. of Public Programs,202/606-8269;

Clinical Study Planning Grant (support for large-scale clinical research projects, including randomized clinical trials and epidemiologic studies). Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Mary Frances Cotch, 301/496-5983;;

Cooperative Program on Retinal Degenerative Disease Research. Deadlines: 2/1/02, 4/1/02, 6/1/02, 8/1/02, 10/1/02, 12/1/02. Contact: Peter A. Dudley, 301/496-0484;;;

Small Research Grants for Data Analysis. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Mary Frances Cotch, 301/496-5983;;

Strategies to Identify the Genetic Basis of Diabetic Retinopathy. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Peter A. Dudley, 301/496-0484;;


Innovative Concepts & Approaches to Developing Functional Tissues & Organs for Heart/Vascular/Lung/Blood Applications. Deadlines: 1/21/02, 2/20/02. Contact: Christine A. Kelley; 301/435-0513;;

Socioeconomic Status and Health Across the Life Course. Deadlines: 2/1/02, 6/1/02. Contact: Sarah S. Knox, 301/435-0404;;

Thrombopoietin, Megakaryocytopoiesis, and Platelet Production. Deadlines: 2/1/02, 4/5/02, 6/1/02, 8/5/02, 10/1/02, 12/5/02. Contact: Pankaj Ganguly, 301/435-0070;;

Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Jeffery A. Schloss, 301/496-7531;;

Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01)
Research Methods for Occupational Cancer
Deadlines: 2/1/02, 6/1/02. Contact: Roy Fleming; 404/639-3343;;

Immunologic Basis of Food Allergy. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Marshall Plaut, 301/496-8973;;

Statistical Methods in HIV/AIDS Research. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Misrak Gezmu, 301/435-3722;;

Deep Infection of Total Joint Replacements. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: James S. Panagis, 301/594-5055;;

High Risk Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research. Deadlines: 1/15/02, 2/14/02. Contact: Gayle E. Lester; 301/594-5055;;

Population Movement: Determinants and Consequences. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Christine A. Bachrach, 301/496-9485;;

The Impact of Media on Adolescents’ Sexual Behavior. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Susan F. Newcomer, 301/496-1174;;

International Collaborative Oral Health Research Planning Grant. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Judy Small, 301/594-2425;;;

Environmental Approaches to the Prevention of Obesity. Deadlines: 2/14/02, 3/14/02. Contact: Robert Kuczmarski; 301/451-8354;;

Depression & Mental Disorders in Diabetes, Renal Disease, & Obesity/Eating Disorders. Deadlines: 1/18/02, 2/20/02. Contact: Sanford Garfield; 301/594-8803;;

Development of the Endocrine Pancreas. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Sheryl M. Sato, 301/594-8811;;

Liver and Biliary Diseases Among Women and Minorities. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Jose Serrano, 301/594-8871;;

Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (support for research in areas of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolic disorders, digestive diseases, nutrition, obesity, and kidney, urologic, and hematologic disorders). Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Paul Coates, 301594-8805;;

Pilot and Feasibility Program in Urology. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Leroy Nyberg; 301/594-7717;;

Polycystic Kidney Disease: Mechanisms, Model Systems, Interventions. Deadline: 2/1/02, 2/15/02, 6/1/02. Contact: Gladys Hirschman; 301/594-7717;;

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Etiology of Type 2 Diabetes. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Maureen I. Harris; 301/594-8801;;

Receptors and Signaling in Bone Health and Disease. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Ronald N. Margolis, 301/594-8819;;

Research on the Hematologic Abnormalities in AIDS. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Paul L. Kimmel, 301/594-7717;;

Role of Endothelial Dysfunction in Diabetic Complications. Deadlines : Standard NIH. Contact: Barbara Linder, 301/594-0021;;

Small Grants for Underrepresented Investigators. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Judith Podskalny; 301/594-8876;;

Evolutionary Mechanisms in Infectious Diseases. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Irene Anne Eckstrand, 301/594-0943;;

Genetic Architecture of Complex Phenotypes. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Irene Anne Eckstrand, 301/594-0943;;

Integrative and Collaborative Approaches to Research. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: James Cassatt, 301/594-0828;;

MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) Program (support for research training opportunities for students and faculty from minority groups who are underrepresented in biomedical research). Deadlines: 1/10/02, 5/10/02. Contact: Adolphus P. Toliver, 301/594-3900;;

MBRS Initiative for Minority Student Development (IMSD) (support for development and/or expansion of innovative programs to improve academic and research competitiveness of underrepresented minority students and facilitate their progress toward careers in biomedical research). Deadline: 2/1/02. Contact: Ernest D. Marquez, 301/594-3900;;

Predoctoral Training in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Deadlines: 1/10/02, 5/10/02. Contact: James C. Cassatt, 301/594-0828;;

Protein Structure Initiative (Structural Genomics). Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: John C. Norvell, 301/594-0533;;
Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (RFA-GM-02-002). Deadlines: 1/15/02, 2/15/02. Contact: Hinda Zlotnik, 301/594-2651;;

Academic Research Enhancement Award. Deadlines: 1/25/02, 5/25/02, 9/25/02. Contact: 301/435-0714;;

National Research Service Awards for Institutional Grants (T32) (support to develop or enhance research training opportunities for individuals training for careers in specified areas of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research). Deadlines: 1/10/02, 5/10/02, 9/10/02. Contact: 301/435-0714;;

Support of Scientific Meetings (Conference Grants) (R13, U13). Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact:

NINDS Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) Program. Deadlines: Standard NIH.. Contact:

Aging and Old Age as Risk Factors for Multiple Primary Tumors. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Rosemary Yancik, 301/496-5278;;

Gene Therapy in Aging. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Huber R. Warner, 301/496-6402;;

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23).
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24). Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Robin A. Barr, 301/496-9322;;

The Impact of Immune Senescence and Maturation on Vaccine Responsiveness in the Elderly. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Stanley Slater, 301/496-6761;;

Alcohol-Related Problems Among College Students: Epidemiology and Prevention. Deadlines: 1/18/02, 2/19/02. Contact: Vivian B. Faden; 301/594-6232;;

Effectiveness of Strategies for Preventing DUI Recidivism. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Susan E. Martin, 301/443-8767;;

Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) Program. Deadline: Standard NIH. Contact: Darryl Bertolucci, 301/443-4898;;

Health Services Research on Alcohol-Related Problems (research on delivery of treatment and prevention services for alcohol-related problems). Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Mike Hilton, 301/443-8753;;

Primate Models of Neurobiological Mechanisms of Adolescent Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Deadlines: 1/21/02, 2/19/02. Contact: Ellen D. Witt; 301/443-6545;;

Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data Sets. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Vivian B. Faden, 301/594-6232;;

Support for research grant applications on the mechanisms of action of treatments for alcoholism. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Margaret E. Mattson, 301/443-0796;;

Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (support for the conduct of clinical trials related to disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language). Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: A. Julianna Gulya, 301/435-4085;;

Clinical Trial Planning Grant; Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: See above or

Clinical Research Center Grants (P50). Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Division of Extramural Research, 301/496-5061;;

Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition-NIDA (support for entry of beginning investigators behavioral science research). Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Cora Lee Wetherington,301/435-1319;;

Economics of Drug Abuse Treatment and Prevention Services. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: William S. Cartwright, 301/443-4060;;

Epidemiologic Research on Drug Abuse. Deadline: Standard NIH.

Contact: James D. Colliver, 301/402-1846;;;

Exploratory/Developmental Grant Applications. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Harold Gordon, 301/443-4877;;

Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention Research. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Elizabeth Robertson, 301/443-1514;;

Drug Abuse Treatment and Services Dissertation Research. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Debra S. Grossman, 301/443-0107;;

Neuroscience Research on Drug Addiction. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Roger Brown, 301/443-6975;;

Research on the Origins and Pathways to Drug Abuse. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Meyer D. Glantz, 301/443-6543;;;

Role of Limbic System and Brain Ontogeny in Drug Abuse. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Jonathan D. Pollock, 301/443-6300;;

Small Grants Program. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Kathleen Etz, 301/402-1749;;

Social Work Research Development Program. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Peter Delany, 301/443-4060; PD32N@NIH.GOV;;

Coastal Services Coastal Management Fellowship. Deadline: 1/31/02. Contact: Jan Kucklick; 843/740-1279;;

Instrumentation for Materials Research (IMR) (support for development and acquisition of major new instruments for materials research). Deadline: 1/25/02. Contact: Guebre X. Tessema, 703/292-4943;;

Glycoscience Research Award: Neose Technologies (GRANT) (awards for innovative research in the field of complex carbohydrate function and synthesis). Deadline: 1/31/02. Contact: Barbara Krauter,;

Peace Development Fund Grants (Support for projects within the U.S.working to achieve peaceful, just and equitable relationships among people and nations). Deadlines: 2/1/02, 9/1/02 ((Letter of Intent). Contact: Juan Carlos Aguilar; 413/256-8306 x236;;

Princeton University Library--Visiting Fellowships. Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: 609/258-3166;;

Scholars in Residence–support for those engaged in or planning to conduct research on Pennsylvania history. Deadline: 1/11/02. Contact: Linda Shopes; 717/787-3034;;

Research and Education Foundation--Seed Grant Research Program. Deadlines: 1/15/02, 9/15/02. Contact: Scott A. Walter; 630/571-7816;;

Research Grants. Deadline: 2/01/02. Contact: 513/874-3020;;

Sense of Smell Institute Research Grants. Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: Bibi Prival; 212/725-2755 x225;;

Graduate Research Fellowships Program. Deadline: 2/1/02. Contact: Bill Cowen; 212/668-1500;;

Smithsonian--Native American Community Scholar Awards (individually designed research projects related to Native American topics, using the Institution’s Native American resources). Deadlines: 2/1/02, 6/1/02. Contact: Office of Fellowships and Grants, 202/287-3271;;

Native American Visiting Student Awards. Deadlines/Contact: See above or

National Museum of the American Indian--Internship Program (for undergraduate or graduate students to pursue directed-research projects). Deadlines/Contact: See above or

Graduate Student Fellowships. Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: See above or 202/275-0655.

Ramsey Fellowship in Naval Aviation History. Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: See Above.

Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Senior Fellowships (in biological and physical sciences,and arts, humanities, history, and social sciences). Deadline: 01/15/02. Contact: See above or 202/275-0655.

SCMRE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (for research on problems in application of techniques of the physical sciences to problems in art history, anthropology, archaeology, and the history of technology). Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: See above or 301-238-3700;

Earth and Planetary Sciences Fellowship (for pre- or postdoctoral candidates). Deadline : 1/15/02. Contact: See Above.

Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Fellowship (for in-residence historical research related to aviation and spaceflight). Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: See Above.
Molecular Evolution Fellowships (research that uses resources and research opportunities at the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoological Park; or the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute). Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: See Above.

A. Verville Fellowship (for scholars interested in the analysis of major trends, developments, and accomplishments in aviation or space studies). Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: See Above or

Lemelson Center Fellowships (for projects that present creative approaches to the study of inventions and innovation in American society). Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: Maggie Dennis, 202/357-1593;;;

Tropical Research Institute (STRI) (Several types of fellowships in tropical biology). Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 507/212-8031;;

Fellowships in American Art (at the National Museum of American Art). Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: Jobyl Boone, 202-357-2234;;

National Museum of Natural History-Research Training Program (for undergraduate students interested in a career in the biological, geological or anthropological sciences). Deadline: 2/1/02. Contact: Mary Sangrey, 202/357-4548;;

International Migration: Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships. Deadline: 2/1/2001. Contact: 212/377-2700 x604;;

James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship Program. Deadline: 1/15/02. Contact: Jeanine Cogan; 202/543-3842;;