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University Letter

July 27, 2001

Volume 38 No. 42

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 42, July 27, 2001

UNIVERSITY LETTER IS ALSO AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY in the Events and News section of UNDInfo, the University's menu system on the Internet. The address is: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/our/uletter.htm

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The University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Following are the publication dates: July 27, Aug. 10 17, and 24. The deadline for article submission remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article published. Articles will be run only once due to space and budget constraints.

Jan Orvik, Editor, University letter, 777-3621, jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu.



UND faculty members are encouraged to march in academic regalia in the summer commencement ceremony Friday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Faculty should assemble in the basement of the Auditorium no later than 2:30 p.m. University marshals will be on hand to direct participants to their places in the procession, which will begin at 3 p.m. Faculty members will be seated in a special section on the main floor during the ceremony.

Please contact Tammy Anderson in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 by Wednesday, Aug. 1, or send an e-mail message to tammy_anderson@mail.und.nodak.edu 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 E. Kupchella, President.



Your help is requested for Summer Commencement 2001 which will be held Friday, Aug. 3, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. "Green Jacket" volunteers assist by seating guests, helping organize our graduates, and greeting campus visitors who attend the ceremony.

Commencement begins at 3 p.m., and all volunteers are asked to report to the lobby of the Chester Fritz Auditorium by 1:30 p.m. for a short briefing and to receive their assignments. We anticipate that commencement will conclude by approximately 4:15 p.m.

Please contact Tammy J. Anderson in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 or e-mail her at tammy_anderson@mail.und.nodak.edu by Monday, July 30, to let us know if you will be able to participate. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.

Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President, Student and Outreach Services.




Myth, Memory and Imagination: Universal Themes in the Life and Culture of the South, an exhibition of more than 300 significant artworks from the private collection of Julia L. Norrell, a distinguished art collector from Washington, D.C., opens with a reception at the North Dakota Museum of Art Thursday, July 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Julia Norrell will give an informal talk on the collection at 7:30 p.m.

The reception is free and the public is invited to attend.

The Norrell Collection, an elegant, bold kaleidoscope of color, style and form, fleshes out the psyche of Southern life during this century through photography, painting, sculpture and folk art, including works by Jonathan Green, Eldridge Bagley and William Toliver. Many master photographers are represented in the collection Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans, Clarence John Laughlin, Doris Ulmann, and Dorothea Lange, along with folk artists Bill Tait and Reverend Herman Hayes, and sculptors Clyde Connell and Willie Little.

The exhibition, which fills all Museum galleries, was organized by the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum. Chief curator of exhibitions, Jay Williams, who will attend the opening, says the Norrell Collection contains important examples of contemporary Southern art which illuminate universal themes in the life and culture of the South: small town and family life, ties to the land, and religious rituals and racial relationships. He believes the Upper Midwest audience will find striking parallels between small-town Southern and Midwestern culture, as well as radical differences. He says that the paintings, photographs, sculpture and rolk art speak to the ability of the human spirit to transcend limitations and find meaning in life.

Norrell, a native of Arkansas, initially collected first edition books by Southern authors, and her involvement with literary life and storytelling is a recurring motif throughout the exhibition. Soon, Norrell expanded her interests to narrative folk art by Southern artists, for these also told the original stories of the South.

Concurrently, Norrell began to purchase works by important Southern artists, and as her desire to confront all aspects of Southern life grew, she turned to documentary photographers who addressed the underside of life in the American South.

Myth, Memory and Imagination: Universal Themes in the Life and Culture of the South will be on exhibit at the Museum through Sept. 30. Guided tours may be arranged.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the campus of the University of North Dakota. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. The Museum Caf� is open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. with lunch served between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. There is no admission charge.

For more information, please call 777-4195 or visit our web site at www.ndmoa.com



D.W. Groethe, famed cowboy singer, poet and songwriter from Montana, will bring his original songs and distinctive entertaining style to the North Dakota Museum of Art Tuesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. This will be the grand finale for the Museum's Summer Music Series for the season and admission is free.

It will be his second performance at the Museum. Earlier this year, he, along with cowboy poet Shadd Piehl delighted a full house at the Readers Series Cowboy Poetry and Song evening.

Groethe holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in directing from UND. He worked two seasons in professional theater, then "figured it was easier to starve as a musician."

Groethe's cowboy poetry songs can be heard on his newest recording, "There's A Place," on the Chairmaker's Rush label, a division of Makoche Recording Company, Bismarck.

The alluring, exotic songs on "There's A Place" tell tales of "long hard rides, late prairie nights and heartbreakin' cowgirls, tales of a cowboy's life," says Groethe. The lyrics of "A Cowboy's Prayer" say, "I hope it ain't much trouble, but it'd put my heart at ease if when it's time to call me home, there's Badlands there for me." And "Prairie Anthem" extols, "As the sun begins to rise over blue Dakota skies, as the breeze begins to sighin' thru the valley below, from these hills I look around and know I'm not alone. She calls me, my wild prairie home."

D.W. Groethe is a participant in the Library of Congress local Legacies project and he has contributed poetry to the Library's collections. Though he spends time on the home quarter his grandparents homesteaded in Williams Country, N.D., in 1903, for the last 10 years Groethe has made his home in Bainville, Mont.

His CDs and tapes will be on sale at the concert.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the campus of the University of North Dakota. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. The Museum Caf� is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Don't miss the Museum's outdoor SunDogJazz Fest on Labor Day, Sept. 3. For more information, call 7-4195 or visit our web site at www.ndmoa.com

North Dakota Museum of Art.



The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Monday, July 24. 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 were due in the Office of Research and Program Development Monday, July 17.

Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting.

Renee Carlson, IRB Administrative Secretary.



The final examination for Kelly Bishop, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "Longitudinal Predictors of Weight Fluctuation in Men and Women." Jeffrey Holm (Psychology) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Kristine L. Lokken, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Clinical Psychology, is set for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "The Analysis of Selective Information Processing and Neuropsychological Functioning in Individuals At-Risk for Eating Disorders: The Use of a Pictorial Adaptation to the Stroop Paradigm, Using Print Media Advertisements." F. Richard Ferraro (Psychology) is the committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Carl Fox, Interim Dean, Graduate School.



The Department of Theatre Arts presents William Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost" as its 2001 Shakespeare in My Park production. "Love's Labour's Lost" is Shakespeare's wit and wisdom on the trials and tribulations of romantic love and is perfectly suited to a community where town and gown meet and mingle.

In this very early comedy by the Bard, the King of Navarre (Philip Skretvedt-Aug. 3-18/Darin Kerr-Aug.19-31), with the support of his lords at court, seeks to establish his kingdom as a scholarly academy. The king's lords, Lord Longaville (Mathew Klier), Lord Dumain (Chris Olson), and the "merry madcap" Lord Biron (Joshua Graves) subscribe to an oath dedicating their lives to three years of study. However, in this oath the lords must forswear all luxuries, even that of meeting young women for those three years! For entertainment in such scholarly and monastic lives, they enlist the doings of the eccentric Spanish lord, Don Armado (Todd Hiller), his insolent page, Moth (Chris Olson), and the oath-breaking rustic, Costard (Huck Glancies).

In Navarre all proceeds in scholarly fashion, save the complication of a visit by the Princess of France (Maura Stadem) and her court, Lady Katherine (Bethany Froelich) and the witty Lady Rosaline (Deanna Galbraith). The diplomatic mission with Navarre is made more complicated by the grace, the intelligence, and the wit of these young and attractive French royal women. Yet, Navarre's intelligentsia luxuriate in the new-found scholarly ambiance, such as the scholar Holofernes (Mathew Klier) and the curate Sir Nathaniel (Chris Olson). The young confused scholars of Navarre must decide whether to pursue their promised paths of scholarship or the paths to these Ladies of France.

Adapting this version of the play for the Department of Theatre Arts' "Shakespeare in My Park" is this summer's director, Mary Cutler. Scenic and costume designer is Thomas John Bernard, production coordinator, Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre. Sound is designed by SIMP's technical director, Loren Liepold; assistant technical director is Paul Heinecke and stage technician is Kit Shelton. Assistant director and stage manager of the production is Joie Jackson and its producer is SIMP managing director, Kathleen McLennan. Tour manager is Beth Froelich and tour coordinator is Doris Bjornseth.

Bring your blankets, picnic baskets, and insect repellent and enjoy the Shakespeare In My Park's "Love's Labour's Lost."

The schedule is:

Friday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m, University Park;

Saturday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., Grand Forks Air Force Base;

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m., Crookston's Central Park;

Friday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m., Riverside Park, Grand Forks;

Saturday, Aug. 11, 1:30 p.m., Town Square, Grand Forks;

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m., Grafton;

Friday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., Richard's West Park, Grand Forks;

Saturday, Aug. 18, 4 p.m., East Grand Forks Heritage Days, Hagen Building;

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m, Inn at Maple Crossing;

Friday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., Bringewatt Park, Grand Forks;

Saturday, Aug. 25, 3:30 p.m., Turtle River State Park;

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2 p.m., Mayville's Island Park;

Thursday Aug. 29, 7 p.m., Optimist Park, Grand Forks; and

Friday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., University Park, Grand Forks

Mary Cutler, Theatre Arts.



The annual steam shut down has been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 7 and 8. Steam heating and cooling will be turned off around 12:01 a.m. Aug. 7, to begin maintenance and repair of the steam distribution system and steam plant equipment. Steam service should be restored during the evening of Aug. 8.

As a result, there will be no hot water in buildings that have steam-heated water heaters. Also, steam run air conditioners in Upson II, Witmer, Nursing, Wilkerson, and Starcher Halls will be shut off for the duration of the steam shut down.

The above dates have been proposed to minimize inconvenience to the University community. We thank you for your cooperation.

Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities.



We are planning the Leadership Workshop Series for the fall semester and are seeking individuals interested in presenting. The Leadership Workshop Series is a collection of seven sessions designed to help students explore leadership and develop a better understanding of themselves. As in the past, the fall series will be based on the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey, with each session to cover one of the seven habits. All sessions will be held Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Leadership Inspiration Center, third floor of the Memorial Union.

Dates and topics of these sessions are provided below:

Sept. 17, Habit #1, Be Proactive; Sept. 24, Habit #2, Begin with the End in Mind; Oct. 1, Habit #3, Put First Things First; Oct. 8, Habit #4, Think Win/Win; Oct. 15, Habit #5, Seek First to Understand, Then be Understood; Oct. 22, Habit #6, Synergize; and Oct. 29, Habit #7, Sharpen the Saw.

If you are interested in being a presenter for this series or know of someone who would be interested, please contact Cynthia Thompson, Coordinator, Leadership Development and Programming, Memorial Union, at 777-4076 or by e-mail at cynthia_thompson@und.nodak.edu.



The UND Career Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Hyslop Multi-Purpose Sports Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Fair offers students the opportunity to network with company representatives and gather information to plan a career path. Please encourage your students to take part in the this excellent chance to meet prospective employers by announcing the 2001 Career Fair's date and time in your classes, departmental newsletters, student publications, etc. A list of participating companies is available at on our web site at www.career.nodak.edu. Should you have employers you would like us to invite, please send the contact name, company and address to Career Services, Box 9014. For further information regarding the 2001 Career Fair, you can contact the Career Fair Coordinator, Jennifer Deitz, at 777-4100, or Mark Thompson, Director, at 777-4178.




The 2001-2003 catalog is now available online. We have changed the web address, and are asking departments to update their links. This will be the last time the links will need to be changed. We have renamed all the files to make it easier when future catalogs are created.

Here is the URL for the catalog home page: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/registrar/catalogs/catalog/index.htm

-- Registrar's Office.



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. The deadline for filing the waiver is Friday, Aug. 17, for the fall 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.



Dr. Wayne R. Wolf has assumed the position of acting director of the Human Nutrition Research Center, ARS, USDA in Grand Forks effective July 9. He succeeds outgoing acting director Dr. Robert Jacob. For 30 years, Dr. Wolf has researched analytical method development for food components with the USDA at their Food Composition Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC), in Beltsville, Md. His current research interests focus on development of procedures using high-precision isotope dilution mass spectrometry methodology for determination of food components such as water-soluble vitamins and selenoaminoacids.

Dr. Wolf has previously served ARS (in 1994) as acting research leader of the Nutrient Data Laboratory, BHNRC, during its transfer into ARS from the former Human Nutrition Service, USDA.

Dr. Wolf grew up in Kent, Ohio, and was educated at nearby Kent State University, earning his Ph.D. degree in chemistry in 1969. He served four years on active duty as a research chemist in the U.S. Air Force before moving to his current position as a research chemist for USDA in 1971. He has over 150 publications including research papers, book chapters, a patent and numerous presentations describing his work. His early research work was directed at analytical method development for determination of trace elements, such as chromium, in foods and biological materials. He also holds a Master of Science degree in technology management, granted in 1998 by the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Wolf is well known to the international analytical chemistry community through his longtime involvement in the area of food- related reference materials. His accomplishments include co-organization of the series of International Symposia on Biological and Environmental Reference Materials (BERM), held periodically over the last 18 years. He was recently presented an award from the BERM organizing committee recognizing his "Vision, Initiative, Persistence and Diplomacy" in guiding this symposium series. Dr. Wolf is also very active in the AOAC INTERNATIONAL, having served as the founding chairman of its Technical Division on Reference Materials, and in a number of other leadership capacities. He recently co-edited the book Reference Materials for Chemical Analysis.



The UND Family Practice Residency Program Department of Behavioral Science invites applications for a 12-month postdoctoral fellowship. The fellowship offers experience working in a primary care environment with an emphasis on psychological and neuropsychological evaluation and psychological treatment of children and adolescents. The person will also be expected to work with the director to develop the pediatric psychology curriculum for the residency program, participate in ongoing research, develop a research project related to child/pediatric psychology, and develop community education programming in child psychology. Required qualifications: (1) a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an APA accredited graduate program; (2) completion of an APA accredited internship (preference given for individuals who have completed a child/pediatric specialty internship); (3) teaching experience with a preference for individuals who have worked in an integrated medical setting; and (4) excellent ability to collaborate with allied health professionals and community providers/agencies. Competitive salary, benefits, and conference travel allowance. Interested candidates can send a letter of interest, C.V., and three letters of recommendation to: Rosanne B. McBride, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Science, UND Family Practice Center, 1300 Columbia Road South, Grand Forks, ND 58201. Application deadline is Friday, Aug. 10. The University of North Dakota is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

Rosanne McBride, Director of Behavioral Science.



Here is some information on campus infrastructure and its replacement, provided by Facilities.

The University owns and operates all the buried utilities on our property, including the steam distribution system, sewer system, storm water system, gas pipelines, and the high voltage distribution system.

Prior to the flood, the Legislature authorized the expenditure of $1.5 million and $1.1 million for upgrades to the electrical distribution and storm water systems respectively. All or most of the work requires excavation, and for the most part will be invisible once completed.

The electrical distribution system upgrade involves converting the voltage from a "low" 4160 volts to a more efficient 12,500 volts. This will allow the system to "push" more power into the campus, providing us with the ability to expand and improve our building service as needs grow.

Historical Note: The University buys most of its power from the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), a division of the Department of Energy. Our power is generated by the federally operated facility at Garrison Dam. As a WAPA customer, UND is required to maintain and operate its own system as though it were any other utility provider. The cost savings are enormous, but weren't always perceived as such. When the dam was finished in the early fifties, the Fed had to find buyers for the power to pay for the dam. There were few takers at the time since it cost less then to buy from producers of lignite generated power. Other providers referred to the WAPA (at that time Bureau of Reclamation) electricity as "Communist Power." Since then, the values have changed and WAPA power now costs one third of other providers.

Upgrades to our storm water system are painfully in progress, but reflect improvements that will steer our rain water directly to the English Coulee via a 48-inch culvert instead of through the city - owned system under University Avenue that varies in size from 18 inches to 24 inches. This restriction caused our streets to be filled with water after a heavy rain. Once complete, our streets may have a few inches standing during a downpour, but will quickly subside. This modification will greatly reduce our chances of flooding a building such as happened in Fargo last summer.

Replacing the steam line as a flood project: Our buried steam line is best described as a "pipe within a pipe." The inner pipe carries the steam, while the outer pipe acts to isolate the pipe from the surrounding earth. The cavity between the two pipes is filled with insulation. Flood waters entered the cavity via the manholes and destroyed the insulation. As a result, the outer pipe gets too hot, and the protective coating melts off, allowing the outer pipe to be exposed to the acids in the soil. It eventually corrodes, allowing more water to enter the cavity, and eventually ruins the inner pipe. We soon have cold buildings. FEMA weighed in to pay for 90 percent of this $30 million plus project, which will be complete this fall after replacing nearly 12 miles of buried piping.

Sewer Restoration (flood project). Not unlike the steam line, approximately 30 percent of our sanitary sewer and storm water systems were damaged by the flood. The saturated soils and washouts caused the buried structures to shift and break. FEMA will also contribute nearly $500,000 to restore this system. Plant improvement funds will provide an additional $800,000 to repair non-flood related damage at the same time, giving UND the biggest bang per dollar. This work will continue through the winter with crews lining the existing pipes.



The Director of Central Personnel Division in Bismarck has called for the election of two state employees to the State Employee Compensation Commission (SECC). The SECC makes recommendations to the Governor on appropriate levels of state employee compensation and fringe benefits. As of Oct. 1, 2001, one classified position and one nonclassified position will be vacant; the Central Personnel Division is seeking candidates at this time.

Any eligible employee who wishes to become a candidate for one of the open positions should contact UND Personnel Services for a petition form. The petition form must be returned to the Central Personnel Division in Bismarck by Aug. 6, with at least 100 signatures of eligible state employees. The election will be held in September. Please call Personnel Services if you have questions at 777-4361.



Summer Intersession hours for the Chester Fritz Library for Saturday, Aug. 4, through Monday, Aug. 27, are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.



Library of the Health Sciences fall hours are: Monday, Aug. 6, through Thursday, Aug. 9, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 10, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 11, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 12, closed. Regular Semester hours beginning Monday, Aug. 13, are: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.

Library of the Health Sciences.



Following are upcoming University Within the University classes, as well as classes sponsored by the Conflict Resolution Center. Please register by contacting Amy Noelder at 777-2128, e-mailing to U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or going online at www.conted.und.edu/U2 If you have accommodation or special needs please contact Amy.

COMPUTER CENTER: 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 and Word classes. The cost for an Access Level I manual is $16. Instructors: Tracy Uhlir, GroupWise; Jim Malins, all other classes.

Access 00: Level I: Aug. 6-10, 1 to 4:15 p.m. (16.25 Hours). Introduces Access and databases. Create tables, queries, forms, reports, and relationships. Import and export interface.

GroupWise 5.5: Beginning: Aug. 7, 9 to 11 a.m. Find out how to write notes, use the mail boxes and trash, customize GroupWise, and handle mail.

GroupWise 5.5: Intermediate: Aug. 9, 9 to 11 a.m. Prerequisite: GroupWise 5.5 Beginning. Learn how to have GroupWise 5.5 schedule your appointments and assign tasks.

Excel 00: Level II: Aug. 13, 15, and 17, 1:30 to 4:15 p.m. (8.25 hours) Prerequisite: Excel Level I. Filter and sort data, import and export data, create pivot tables, link worksheets and workbooks, create reports, create macros.

Word 00: Level III: Aug. 14 and 16, 8:15 a.m. to noon (7.50 Hours) Prerequisite: Word 00: Level II. Create styles, outlines, master documents and templates, add graphics, advanced tables with formulas, record macros.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER: For information about these seminars, contact Kristine Paranica or Tom Fuchs at 777-3664, kristine_paranica@und.nodak.edu

Dealing With Differences: An Introductory Workshop: July 31, 1 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Enhance your awareness and sensitivity to the differences around you. Celebrate your own cultural experience and diversity, and uncover your hidden assumptions or stereotypes to become more open and understanding. Instructors: Thomas Fuchs and Kristine Paranica, Conflict Resolution Center.

Caught in the Middle: Skills for Promoting Peace: Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Aug. 9, 8 a.m. to noon (12 hours), Memorial Union, Sioux Room. Fee: $50. (Compare to off-campus cost $150) Develop skills for managing the conflict and stress in your life. Learn the tools for having difficult conversations. Discover your "triggers" and "hot buttons" and how they contribute to the conflict in your life. Instructors: Kristine Paranica and Thomas Fuchs, Conflict Resolution Center.

What is Experiential Learning? Aug. 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon, 211 Rural Technology Center. Fee: $15. (Compare to off-campus $75) Introductory course on how to incorporate experiential learning into any classroom. Instructors, teachers, professors, staff and students welcome. Learn adult education theories to help students apply lessons to their lives. It will be fun and experiential! The instructor has a master's degree in adult education from Seattle University. He is national trainer and consultant in experiential learning. Instructor: Thomas Fuchs, Conflict Resolution Center.


You as a Supervisor: Aug. 15, 9 to 11 a.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. This session is a presentation on supervisory responsibilities. What management is and how it applies to you as a supervisor. Once you know what it is, how do you apply it in your job as supervisor? Instructor: Desi Sporbert, Personnel Services.




On July 10, the National Institute of Health (NIH) announced a policy update, and revised PHS 398 and PHS 2590 are now available online. These forms can be modified utilizing Adobe Acrobat software. NIH encourages applicants to access the instructions and forms via the Internet because they provide valuable links to current policy documents and allow easy navigation of the instructions.

These revised forms can be utilized immediately. Or, applicants can continue using the previous versions (rev. 4/98). The previous version will be accepted through Jan. 9, 2002; after this date, applications using the previous version will be returned to the applicant. All applications received on or after Jan. 10, 2002, must use the new forms.

The entire NIH announcement can be viewed at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-01-049.html. The newly revised instructions and forms are available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm.

Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.



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


The Edelstein International Fellowship provides support for an in-residence fellowship, at the Foundation's facilities in the U.S. and in Jerusalem, for research in the history of chemical sciences and technology. Eligible applicants are established scholars. Deadline: 12/01/2001. Contact: Fellowship Coordinator, 215/925-2222; fellowships@chemheritage.org; http://www.chemheritage.org/HistoricalServices/Scholars/edelfellow.htm

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The Open Grants Competition provides funding to develop projects that link an organization's international exchange interests with counterpart institutions/groups in ways supportive of the aims of the sponsor. Specific areas of interest are listed on the sponsor's web site at http://exchanges.state.gov/education/rfgps/. There are no set funding limits although proposals for less than $160,000 will receive preference. Deadline: 10/5/01. Contact: Office of Cultural Exchanges, ECA/PE/C, Room 216, 301 - 4th Street, S.W. , Washington, DC 20547; 202/619-5348.

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Grants support Research and Development in the Field of Transportation Statistics. Funds are available for projects that will improve data quality, increase utility, and reduce costs. Eligible applicants are non-profit institutions of higher education. Awards will likely range from $50,000-$200,000. Deadlines: Applications received after August 31, 2001, will be held for the next cycle, which is anticipated to be every 6-12 months. Contact: Promod Chandhok, 202/366-2158; promod.chandhok@bts.gov, http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2000_register&docid=00-29571-filed.

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The Science and Technology Research Program: Cognitive, Neural & Biomolecular Science Division requests proposals for basic and applied cognitive, neural and biomolecular science research of importance to naval operations. Program interests emphasize efforts in molecular and cellular marine biology, and basic biomolecular science including the principles governing molecular structure, function, and interactions. In addition, the Program addresses Naval needs in pollution prevention, environmental compliance, sonars and signal processing, underwater vehicle design, diving physiology, and marine mammals. Deadlines: 2/1/02 (Prepreposals); 6/2/02 (Proposals). Contact: Dr. Willard S. Vaughan, Division Director, 703/696-4505, vaughaw@onr.navy.mil, or Dr. David F. Neri, Deputy Director, 703/696-0364, nerid@onr.navy.mil; http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/personnel/cnb_sci/cnb_st_div.htm.

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has a requirement for Research and Development (R&D) of materials, environmental, and sensor technologies (Solicitation # N00173-01-R-HA04). Task 1 involves high-energy materials for applications in pyrophorics, explosives, infrared countermeasures and specialty fuels. Emphasis is on development, characterization and integration of these materials into applications. Task 2 involves the continuing development of buried UXO detection technologies. Task 3 involves a range of Surface Chemistry and materials properties and performance issues. Studies of marine corrosion-related phenomena and their relation to fatigue, fracture, and failure require research and engineering support for laboratory and field studies. Task 4 requires laboratory research and field engineering support for development and evaluation of chemical and biological systems and diagnostics and their integration into specific applications. Emphasis is on developing chemical and/or biologically based sensors for detection, identification and quantification of single-component and/or mixtures of analytes such as drugs of abuse, explosives, pollutants and other environmental contaminants, pathogenic organisms, chemical/biological warfare agents, and other analytes. Deadline: 10/15/01. Contact: Hilda Abdon, Contract Specialist, 202/767-0682, Fax 202/767- 5896, abdon@contracts.nrl.navy.mil; or Wilberena Cosby, Contracting Officer, 202/767-3090, Fax 202/767-5896, cosby@contracts.nrl.navy.mil; http://heron.nrl.navy.mil/contracts/rfplist.htm.

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The Crime Mapping Research Program solicits projects for Spatial Data Analysis. The sponsor is interested, though not exclusively, in proposals that address the following areas: continued development of spatial crime-forecasting models; spatial analysis techniques for discrete criminal events; innovative uses of spatial analyses to assess criminal justice system policies and practices; spatial analytical approaches to identifying problems and evaluating solutions in rural, American Indian and Alaskan Native communities; and comparative analyses of serial offender identification methods. Approximately $300,000 will be made available for 5-7 awards. The project period is one year. Deadline: 9/17/01. Contact: National Institute of Justice, 800/421-6770; askncjrs@ncjrs.org; http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/crimemap.pdf.

Grants for General Forensic Research and Development will improve the capacity, capability, applicability, and reliability of forensic technologies used in crime laboratories. Proposals that build or improve upon existing technologies, methods or approaches as well as proposals based on new technologies, methods, or approaches are encouraged to meet the goal of maximizing the value of forensic evidence to the criminal justice system. It is anticipated that awards totaling approximately $1.4 million will be made available to support several grants of 12-24 months duration. Deadline: 8/27/01. Contact: See above, or http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/ForResSol.pdf.

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The Next Generation Software (NGS) Program seeks to support research and development for new software technologies integrated across the systems' architectural layers, and supporting the design and operation cycle of applications, computing and communications systems, and delivering quality of service (QoS). The NSF fosters multidisciplinary software research under the following two components: Technology for Performance Engineered Systems (TPES)--multidisciplinary research on the development of methods and tools for a layered, multilevel, scalable performance engineering capability, spanning applications, systems software and hardware, and developing performance methodologies that have predictive as well as evaluation capabilities. Complex Application Design and Support Systems (CADSS)--research on novel software for development of technology to support the development and runtime of complex applications executing on globally distributed or high-end, petaflops-class platforms, and which will allow adapting the mapping of the applications dynamically as the underlying resources change or as the application needs change. This program expects to make awards that involve single investigator as well as multi-investigator teams, at levels in the range of $200K-$1M per year. Deadlines: 9/15/01 (Optional Letter of Intent); 11/03/01 (Proposal). Contact: Dr. Frederica Darema, Director, 703/292-8980; darema@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf00134/nsf00134.htm.

The goal of the Program for Gender Equity in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (PGE) is to broaden the participation of girls and young women in all fields of science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) education by supporting research, demonstration, and dissemination projects that will lead to change in education policy and practice. Typical projects will investigate gender-related differences in learning; gender-related differences in educational experience, interest, and performance; and pedagogical approaches and teaching styles that are gender-neutral or encouraging to female students. Approximately 20-25 grants are available per year. Research or demonstration budgets may be for up to $900,000 for up to 3 years. Dissemination proposals may request up to $100,000 for up to 18 months. A planning grant (up to $30,000 for up to 18 months) is appropriate for an institution planning to submit a proposal for a large research or demonstration effort later. Only one proposal may be submitted per institution per competition. Interested applicants should contact ORPD as soon as possible to determine if an internal competition should be held. Deadlines: 12/19/01, 2/19/02 (Optional Letters of Intent); 1/29/02 (Elementary and Middle School, Informal Education [K-12] Proposals); 3/29/02 (High School, Undergraduate, Teacher and Faculty Development, and Education Technologies Proposals). Contact: Dr. Margarete S. Klein, 703/292-8637; mklein@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2001/nsf01130/nsf01130.htm.

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Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) Projects promote the goal of social and economic self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native American Pacific Islanders through locally developed social and economic development strategies. A broad range of activities are eligible for support, but comprehensive development strategies should address all aspects of the governmental, economic, and social infrastructures needed to promote self-sufficient communities. A total of $20 million is expected to be available to fund approximately 150 grants ranging from $50,000- $1,000,000. Deadlines: 10/26/01, 2/28/02, 5/17/02. Contact: Office of Grants Management, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W. , Mail Stop HHH 326-F, Washington, DC 20447-0002; 202/690-7776; http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ana/.

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Awards support programs addressing public policy questions concerned with national and international issues. Eligible applicants are tax-exempt organizations such as colleges and universities. Previous grants have ranged from $5,000-$200,000. Deadline: None. Contact: Michael W. Gleba, Treasurer, 412/392-2900; http://www.scaife.com/carthage.html.

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