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University Letter

June 16, 2000

Volume 37 No. 39

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 37, Number 39, June 16, 2000

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: June 16 and 30, July 21, Aug. 4, 18, and 25. 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.

If you will be away for the summer and wish to suspend your paper or electronic subscription until fall, please contact me.

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



Because the July 4 holiday falls on a Tuesday this year, we have been receiving questions about whether Monday, July 3, is a "regular" summer sessions day and whether classes are to be held on that day. According to the official University calendar, July 3, is NOT a holiday. Therefore, it is expected that all Summer Session 2000 classes will be held as normally scheduled on Monday, July 3.

John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Don Piper, Director of Summer Sessions.



In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Tuesday, July 4, will be observed as the Independence Day holiday 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.




Zazula's Cafe at the Ray Richards Golf Course kicks off their Grand Opening with an open house beginning this Friday, June 16, and running through Friday, June 23. Zazula's Cafe opened recently and serves burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, and snacks from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The Cafe is named in honor of the late Frank Zazula, who was instrumental in the development of the UND golf course. Frank served in many positions in the Athletic Department from 1948 to 1983, including football coach, golf coach and track/cross country coach. Much of his sports memorabilia is on display at the restaurant. J

oin us for lunch or dinner, and register for daily prize drawings. The grand prize, a Taylor Made "Rescue Club," will be given away on Friday, June 23.

Wally Bloom, Ray Richards Golf Course.



The University community is invited to attend a reception in honor of Dawn Ellingson, UND Housing and Residence Services, on Friday, June 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Riverdale Room of the University Children's Center/Apartment Community Center, 525 Stanford Road. Enter in the south door by the playground. Dawn has served as an administrative assistant at UND Housing for 21 years. Please join us as we thank her for her years of hard work and dedication.

Judy Sargent, Interim Director of Residence Services.



A reception for Ivan J.K. Dahl, professor of educational foundations and research, is set for Thursday, June 22, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Dr. Dahl retires this summer from the faculty at UND after 27 years of exemplary service. Dr. Dahl entered a phased retirement in January of 1994 and has continued to do limited teaching and advisement of students until May of this year. During his years at UND, Dr. Dahl served as associate dean of the Center for Teaching and Learning from 1972 to 1979. Former Dean Mary Harris wrote this about Professor Dahl in nominating him for emeritus status: "Moving easily between schools and the University, from policy to practice, and from general knowledge to application, Dr. Dahl was a leader in service to the University and in the classroom, where his teaching had a profound effect on students for its relevance and humanity. His contributions to the North Central Association, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, and national efforts to improve teacher education and the education of young adolescents span his career. In every endeavor, Dr. Dahl combined high expectations with wisdom, generosity of spirit, and concern for the common welfare." Please join us in honoring Ivan for his excellent work and wishing him well in retirement.

Richard Landry, Chair, Department of Educational Foundations and Research.



The School of Medicine and Health Sciences cordially invites everyone in the UND community to a retirement banquet and other events, set for Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, to honor Dr. Robert Nordlie, Chester Fritz Professor and chairman of biochemistry and molecular biology. Dr. Nordlie is planning to retire this summer after a UND career which spans his years as a student to 40 years as a faculty member and administrator.

The deadline for registration is Friday, June 16. Members of the UND community are welcome to attend all or selected events. Registration is required to facilitate meal planning.

The events begin with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Registration for the weekend's events will be accepted at this time. A day-long scientific symposium, set for Saturday, June 24, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will feature prominent researchers who are alumni or colleagues of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The researchers, including several who are nationally and internationally recognized, will deliver presentations on current investigations. This event begins with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Fercho Atrium of the Wold Center, the southwest addition of the school.

A retirement banquet, which begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Memorial Union Ballroom, promises to be entertaining as well as celebratory. Several speakers will offer comments and an audiovisual program will highlight the career of this outstanding educator and researcher.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kathy Sukalski in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (phone 777-4049; e-mail: sukalski@medicine.nodak.edu) or visit the web site: http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/biochem/symp2000htm

Also note: The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has established the Robert C. Nordlie Endowment in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The endowment will fund an annual lectureship through which noted scientific researchers will visit the campus to share their knowledge and insights. Donations may be sent to the Office of the Dean at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The program for the Saturday, June 24, scientific symposium follows. The Robert C. Nordlie Symposium on Metabolic Enzymes and Regulation - Saturday, June 24, Calvin K. Fercho Atrium, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences:

7:30 a.m., Continental Breakfast;

8:30 a.m., Welcome: Dean H. David Wilson, School of Medicine and Health Sciences (UNDSMHS);

8:35 a.m., Introduction: David Lambeth, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;

8:40 a.m., Herbert Fromm, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Iowa State University, "Adenylosuccinate Synthetase. From Grand Forks to Ames";

9:20 a.m., Dean Danner, Ph.D., Department of Genetics, Emory University, "Branched-chain alpha-ketoacid Dehydrogenases";

10 a.m., Gene Ness, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of South Florida, "HMG-CoA Reductase: A Cholesterol Buffer";

10:40 a.m., Break;

11:10 a.m., Alex Lange, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, "Enzymes reglating hepatic glucose flux";

11:50 a.m., Ann Burchell, Ph.D., Tayside Institute of Child Health, University of Dundee, "Glucose- 6-phosphatase";

12:30 p.m., Lunch;

1:45 p.m., Introduction: Paul Ray, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;

1:50 p.m., Wayne Anderson, Ph.D., Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), "The Path from a Protein Kinase to a Viral Receptor";

2:30 p.m., Michael McDaniel, Ph.D., Department of Pathology, Washington University, "The Role of mTOR in Pancreatic Beta Cell Signaling";

3:10 p.m., Break;

3:40 p.m., Patrick Choy, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Manitoba, "Phospholipids and Arachidonic Acid";

4:20 p.m., Mark Yorek, Ph.D., Department of Internal Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Iowa, "Myo-Inositol Transport by Cultured Endothelial Cells: Regulation by Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha, Hyperosmolarity and Hyperosmotic Reversal";

5 p.m., Closing remarks.

Pam Knudson, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.



A reception to honor retiring Richard Grosz, director of the Counseling Center, is set for Thursday, June 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. Dr. Grosz has served as the director since 1989. He has demonstrated his commitment to fostering the development of "community" on campus through his participation on committees, promoting diversity, and in outreach to students and other members of the University. Dr. Grosz is recognized as a national leader among counseling center directors and campus administrators. He was recently honored with a Meritorious Service Award and was named director emeritus of the Counseling Center. Please share in his retirement celebration.

Lillian Elsinga, Associate Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students.



The final examination for William Archibald, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in English, is set for 2 p.m. Friday, June 30, in Montgomery Hall, Room 20. The dissertation title is "Rhetorics of Technology in Higher Education." Kathleen Dixon (English) is the committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.




UND was required to submit an Information Technology Plan (IT Plan) to the Information Technology Department in Bismarck. The IT Plan includes both reporting on accomplishments of the past two years as well as outlining the strategic plan for the technology for the next three biennia (six years). These changes make it necessary for the University to track the IT expenditures for all sources of funds for comparison to the University budget. The use of the following new transaction classification codes (TCCs) will assist in this process. Effective July 1, 2000, the following TCCs will need to be utilized when purchasing Information Technology (IT) equipment.

TCC 456-Capital Leases - IT Equipment - Should be used for making lease payments for computers or IT equipment. Under this arrangement, the University owns the equipment. These leases are generally set up with a financing company.

TCC 479-IT Equipment = or < $750 - This TCC is similar to TCC 495-expendable equipment. Examples of items coded to this TCC are printers, printer boxes, enhancements to existing computers, digital cameras, scanners, CD burners, surge protectors, backup systems, motherboards, ethernet cards, memory, hard drives, keyboard, mouse, zip drives, modems, emulation boards, and co-processors and other peripheral devices.

TCC 637-IT Equipment > $750 (Computers) - This TCC is similar to TCC 631. Only Computers will be coded to this TCC.

TCC 638-IT Equipment > $750 (Excluding Computers) - This TCC is similar to TCC 631 and should be used for all IT equipment excluding computers. Examples of this TCC are printers, scanners, and other peripheral devices.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact either of us.

-- Alice Brekke, Assistant to the President and Director of Budget, and Allison Peyton, Accounts Payable Manager, Accounting Services.



A policy and procedure titled "Equipment/Supplies - Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty" has been developed by a committee with the Purchasing Office and is effective immediately. The entire document was distributed via e-mail and departmental mailings. This policy and procedure should be included as part of your Administrative Manual. If you have not received your copy, please contact and request one from Purchasing at 777-2681. Any concerns or questions regarding the policy and procedure can be directed to Jerry Clancy at the same number.

Linda Romuld, Director, Purchasing.



Due to year-end balancing, the Business Office requests that all departments have their deposits turned in by 2 p.m. Friday, June 30.

Wanda Sporbert, Business Office.



The following are the Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for the Fourth of July holiday and preceding weekend: Saturday, July 1, closed; Sunday, July 2, 5 to 9 p.m.; Monday, July 3, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day), 5 to 9 p.m.

Karen Cloud, Administrative Assistant, Chester Fritz Library.



The annual steam shutdown has been rescheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, July 5 and 6. Steam heating and cooling would be off around 12:01 a.m. July 5 to begin maintenance and repair of the equipment. Steam service should be restored during the evening of July 6. 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 will be shut off for the duration of the steam shutdown.

There will not be a shutdown on July 26-27 as previously planned.

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

Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities.



Dick Schultz has been named chief flight instructor at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at UND. As chief flight instructor, he will assist the director of flight training in the standardization of flight and ground operations, certify training records, stage and final test reports; conduct initial proficiency checks on instructors, maintain training techniques, procedures and standards for the School; and conduct stage and final tests given to students enrolled in approved courses of instruction.

Schultz began his career as a flight instructor at the Odegard School in 1985. In 1987 he earned a B.B.A. degree in aviation administration from UND and was promoted to lead instructor. In 1989 he was named the assistant chief flight instructor, and since March 2000 acted as interim chief flight instructor. He possesses a Flight Instructor certificate with Airplane single and multi-engine and Instrument Airplane ratings and has accumulated over 3,500 hours of flight time in his career.

Karen Ryba, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.



The University within the University (U2) Program is offering these classes for the summer.

Access II, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, June 26, 28 and 30, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

GroupWise, Tuesday and Thursday, June 27 and 29, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

In July, they are:

Windows, Wednesday and Thursday, July 5 and 6, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Access III, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 10, 12 and 14, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Excel II, Tuesday and Thursday, July 11 and 13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Bottom Line: Taking Care of Yourself, Tuesday, July 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This seminar will provide tips on enhancing your physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Instructor: Cindy Peterson, PERC work and family consultant.

Ergonomics, Wednesday, July 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Workstation design and office ergonomic principles will be reviewed. Learn how to work safely at the computer and prevent cumulative trauma disorders. Discuss products relating to ergonomics. Instructor: Claire Moen.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 777-2128.

Staci Matheny, Program Assistant, University within the University.



Because of construction this summer, "A" parking permits may be used in "S," "G," and "H" lots until Aug. 15. However, only holders of "A" permits may park in "A" lots. We appreciate your patience as the construction progresses, and understand that finding parking spots may be difficult. We also ask that drivers park between the yellow lines, not on them, to avoid taking up more than one space. Parking lots that currently have space available include the Chester Fritz Auditorium lot, the Medical School lot, the Memorial Stadium lot, the area behind the International Centre (construction there is now complete), and beneath the overpass (enter from the Engelstad lot). Again, we appreciate your patience.

Jan Orvik for Duane Czapiewski, Police Chief.



Several months ago arrangements were made to have calls coming in on our toll-free number (1-800- CALL UND) transferred to any academic or administrative office on campus (although NOT to residence hall rooms). This service already has had a very positive response from current and prospective students and their parents. In order to facilitate the transfers and allow Telecommunications to handle incoming calls more rapidly, please include the following message on any mailings or brochures that you distribute:

"If you wish to call us long-distance, please call 1-800-CALL UND and ask for [your unit] at [your phone number]."

This may reduce the need for the caller to have a conversation with the operator and will make the transfer go much more quickly.

Also, a new toll-free line now is available to allow students to register on the ALFI phone registration system if they are outside our local area. The long-distance ALFI number is 1-888-888- 4189. This number gives the caller direct access to the ALFI system. (Please note that the last date for using the ALFI system for registration for summer session 2000 now has passed, but the ALFI system and the new ALFI toll-free direct line still can be used for fall 2000.)

If you have any questions, please call us at 777-6100.

-- Don Piper, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Director of Summer Sessions, and Carmen Williams, Interim Registrar.



The Campus Passport ID Office has moved to Gamble Hall, Room 100, for the summer. This temporary move is done to accommodate the "Getting Started" summer registration program. Our summer hours will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will be relocating back to the Memorial Union on July 31. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 777-3490.

Teresa Blilie, ID Card/Systems Support.



The Subway in the Johnstone/Fulton Complex is open for business this summer. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Don't worry about losing that parking space. Walk on over and enjoy a Subway sandwich.

Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for Traci Korynta, Franchise Concepts Unlimited.



To claim lost or abandoned bicycles, call UND Police at 777-3491 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a description of the missing bicycle. A form of identification is required.

Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.



A fund has been set up to help defray medical expenses for Ron Marquardt, Computer Center, who is undergoing chemotherapy in Minnesota. Donations may be sent to the United Valley Bank, 2718 South Columbia Road (immediately east of Columbia Mall), Grand Forks, ND 58201. If you have questions, please contact me at 777-4084.

Rich Roberts, Computer Center.




Soprano Marla Fogderud, with pianist David Henrickson, will present a recital on Tuesday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Summer Music at the Museum presents informal programs featuring regional artists in a variety of musical styles and traditions. The series will continue through July (except for July 4), with all programs taking place on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Marla Fogderud, a native of Cooperstown, studied music at Concordia College and the Norwegian National Academy of Music and received a Master of Music degree in opera performance from Wichita State University. While living in Wichita, Fogderud appeared with Opera Kansas Regional Theater, Opera Kansas Outreach Program and the Wichita Symphony. In 1996, she was named the first recipient of the Samuel Ramey Opera Fellowship, a grant for continuing opera studies. Fogderud has been a winner of the North Dakota District Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, advancing to the Upper Midwest Regional Competition in 1996, 1998 and 1999. She has appeared regionally in recital and toured Scandinavia as a soloist with the Cincinnati International Chorale. Currently a voice instructor at Concordia College, she specializes in furthering the performance of Scandinavian music in the United States.

There is no admission charge for Summer Music at the Museum. The Museum, however, welcomes contributions to help support the series and suggests a donation of $5. The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive in Grand Forks.

Barbara Crow, North Dakota Museum of Art.



Guest artists for the North Dakota Museum of Art's Summer Arts Day Camp 2000 will give lectures about their own artwork on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. These presentations are free and open to the public.

The Summer Arts Day Camp is an art studio designed to help children use their imaginations to make works of art. Participating children create art with professional artists to make the ordinary into extraordinary. Each week the camp invites one practicing studio artist to share his or her expertise and work together with children on a project of the artist's choice. Children learn basic art elements and how to develop an artwork based on everyday experience while having fun collaborating with artists and other children.

The following is the schedule for the artist's talks.

June 22: Patrick Rothwell, a sculptor living in Minneapolis, uses styrofoam to create sculptures of items such as cars. Rothwell finishes the sculptures by painting them with high gloss acrylic paints used on real cars.

June 29: Janis Lane-Ewart, an artist living in Minneapolis, is interested in incorporating sound and rhythm into her artwork.

July 13: Jim Ouray, puppet creator for the In the Heart of the Beast Theater in Minneapolis, is working with children in our Arts Day Camp to create a light and shadow theater. He will share his puppet work in a performance followed with a question-and-answer session.

July 20: Richard Wilson, who lives in Wisconsin, works with fiber art and batik as well as painting.

July 27: Karen Byars, an art teacher certified for K-12, resides in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and works and teaches in the youth programs at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the University of North Dakota's campus. Regular hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Morgan Owens, North Dakota Museum of Art.



The North Dakota Museum of Art welcomes Fargo rhythm and blues singer Deb Jenkins and her quartet on Tuesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. for the second program in its Summer Music at the Museum series.

Deb Jenkins has been a cornerstone of the regional music scene for more than 20 years. She has performed throughout the Upper Midwest in a variety of formats, including a solo tribute to Billie Holiday. Her quartet will provide keyboard, bass and percussion for the program in Grand Forks. Jenkins has mixed music with careers as a professional nurse, gourmet chef and restaurateur. She is manager of the Fargo's Full Circle Caf^�, a nonprofit restaurant specializing in natural foods and employing developmentally disabled people as staff. In 1998 she founded the annual event, "Through and Through: A Celebration of Women and Their Music," which showcases regional talent and raises funds for scholarships for young women. Jenkins' debut recording, "Freedom," was released in 1999 by Baring Dog Records.

There is no admission charge for Summer Music at the Museum. The Museum, however, welcomes contributions to help support the series and suggests a donation of $5. The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive in Grand Forks.

Barbara Crow, North Dakota Museum of Art.



KinderART, a four-part multimedia arts and crafts experience for children ages 5-7, will be held Monday through Thursday, July 10-13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the University Craft Center, third floor of the Memorial Union. The registration fee is $24 (or $18 for children of UND students with UND student ID card). All supplies will be provided for a wide range of activities, including drawing, painting, fiber arts, clay, sculpture and more. Because of the continuous nature of projects, children should plan to attend all four parts. For a registration form or more information, call the Craft Center at 777-3979. Craft Center summer hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register early as enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Registrations will be accepted as space allows until 4 p.m. Friday, June 30.

Bonnie Solberg, Craft Center Coordinator.




The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Monday, July 3. 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 Monday, June 26.

Notes from the meeting will be available in the Office of Research and Program Development approximately one week after the meeting.

Warren Jensen (Aviation and Space Studies), Chair, Institutional Review Board.



The Office of Research and Program Development would like to congratulate the following UND faculty and staff who were listed as principal or co-principal investigators on awards received during the months of March and April 2000:

Anthropology: Duane Klinner, Dennis Toom; Atmospheric Sciences: Michael Poellet, Jeffrey Stith; Biology: Richard Crawford; Center for Innovation: James Melland; Chemistry: Kathryn Thomasson; Computer Science: Thomas O'Neil; Counseling: Cindy Juntunen-Smith; Disability Support Services: Gerald Nies; Earth System Science Institute: George Seielstad; Economics and Public Affairs - Political Science and Public Administration - Bureau of Governmental Affairs: Mary Kweit; Electrical Engineering: Arnold Johnson; Energy and Environmental Research Center: Ted Aulich, Steven Benson, Daniel Daly, Bruce Dockter, John Erjavec, Kurt Eylands, Anne Fiala, Kevin Galbreath, Jay Gunderson, Debra Haley, David Hassett, Steven Hawthorne, John Hurley, Michael Jones, Dennis Laudal, Carolyn Lillemoen, Donald McCollor, Stanley Miller, Thomas Moe, Erin O'Leary, John Pavlish, Wesley Peck, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, David Rush, Richard Schulz, Michael Swanson, Jeffrey Thompson, Ronald Timpe, Greg Weber, Constance Wixo, Christopher Zygarlicke; Family and Community Nursing: Elizabeth Tyree; Geology and Geological Engineering: William Gosnold; Human Nutrition Research Center: Jean Altepeter; Instructional Development: Elizabeth Rankin; Law School: Larry Spain; Mathematics: Thomas Gilsdorf; Mechanical Engineering: Forrest Ames; Microbiology and Immunology: Kevin Young; Native American Programs: Alan Allery; Nursing: Lonna Milburn; Organizational Systems and Technology - Business and Vocational Education: Sandra Braathen; Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics: James Drewett; Regional Weather Information Center: Leon Osborne; Small Business Development Center: Wally Kearns; School of Medicine and Health Sciences: H. David Wilson; Space Studies: Charles Wood.

-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Associate 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.


Approximately 40 fellowships are provided each year for study and research at the School of Historical Studies in Princeton, New Jersey. The School of Historical Studies is concerned principally with the history of western and near eastern civilization, with particular emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe, Islamic culture, the history of modern international relations and the history of art. Eligible applicants are junior and senior scholars, but the Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required of all candidates at the time of application. Stipends are up to $15,000/term, or a maximum of $30,000 for 2 terms (6 months). Deadline: 11/15/00. Contact: Marian Zelazny, mzelazny@ias.edu, 609/734-8300, http://www.admin.ias.edu/hs/hs.htm.

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Support is provided for efforts to reduce the burden of infectious diseases and blindness in developing and low-income countries, and strengthen rural health care within the U.S. Particular emphasis is placed on six infectious diseases--pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal disease, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and measles--that cause the highest rates of mortality and disability. The majority of grants will be awarded through initiatives that will focus on: strengthening local health care delivery systems; cost-effective strategies for prevention; storage, transportation and distribution of donated vaccines and pharmaceuticals; disease interventions that encourage the most effective use of limited, local health care resources; and public education programs that address particular health problems. Letters of inquiry are accepted at any time during the year. Proposals must be invited. Contact: Catherine Bryant, Program Officer, cbryant@izumi.org; http://www.izumi.org/About%20the%20Izumi%20Foundation.html. Deadlines: 12/15/00, 6/15/01.

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Grants of up to $40,000 annually support research projects, of original design, to develop new knowledge in a wide range of topics relevant to alcohol use and misuse or pilot/preliminary studies to deter-mine the feasibility of conducting a larger and more expensive research project. Pilot/preliminary studies may be designed to test a new method or approach to study biobehavioral events, or to collect data on a sample of subjects to document the practicality of an interdisciplinary project. The ABMRF is particularly interested in: factors influencing transitions in drinking patterns and behavior; effects of moderate use of alcohol on health and well-being; mechanisms underlying the behavioral and biomedical effects of alcohol; and biobehavioral/interdisciplinary research on the etiology of alcohol misuse. Support may be requested for a period of up to 2 years. Deadlines: 9/15/00, 2/01/01. Contact: 410-821-7066 x11; info@abmrf.org; http://www.abmrf.org.

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Support is provided for doctoral dissertation research in drug abuse treatment and health services research. Research objectives in the drug abuse treatment area include studies that expand and improve therapies and HIV risk reduction interventions available to drug abusers and drug dependent persons. Areas of interest include research on: behavioral therapies; brief behavioral interventions; translating or integrating basic behavioral science into behavioral therapy research; improving the effect of marketed medications; analysis and assessment; and using secondary analyses of existing data sets. Research objectives in the health services area include studies of a wide range of factors drawn from many disciplines to improve drug addiction treatment access, services, and outcomes. Research focus areas are: organization and management, economics, access and utilization; effectiveness, and HIV/AIDS. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program in the behavioral, biomedical, or social sciences and must be a citizen or noncitizen national of the U.S. or hold a permanent residence visa. The R03 award mechanism will be used. Applicants should request $25,000 in direct costs for each year of support needed, for up to 2 years. Deadlines: 6/1/00, 10/1/00. Contact: Debra S. Grossman, Division of Clinical & Services Research, 301/443-0107; dg79a@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa- files/PA-98-109.html.

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The purpose of the Integrative and Collaborative Approaches to Research (PA-00-099) program is to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to significant biological problems by investigators at different institutions. This initiative will use the R24 grant mechanism, designed for groups of currently funded investigators working on a common problem, to 1) attract and coordinate expertise in different disciplines and approaches and 2) provide access to specialized resources and equipment. This mechanism must involve investigators at different institutions and must introduce new collaborative and interactive activities that will further the shared research goals and significantly enhance what could be accomplished with the individual investigators' grant support. Applications must be for projects in the areas of research supported by NIGMS. Applicants should visit the NIGMS website at http://www.nih.gov/nigms for areas of research interest. Only investigators currently funded by NIGMS (R01 or R24) are eligible to be consortium leaders. Awards will be up to $300,000 direct costs per year. Deadline: Standard NIH. Contact: James Cassatt, Cell Biology and Biophysics, 301/594-0828, cassattj@nigms.nih.gov; Judith Greenberg, Genetics and Developmental Biology, 301/594-0943, greenbej@nigms.nih.gov; or Michael Rogers, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry, 301/594-3827, rogersm@nigms.nih.gov.

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The goal of the Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Program (IP-RISP) is to expand the number of partnerships between typical clinical/services settings and academic institutions in order to enhance the national capacity to transfer state-of-the-art interventions into those non- academic settings. The IP-RISP seeks to foster scientific interaction of mental health intervention/treatment and services researchers with typical clinical/services settings, clinicians and patients/clients to: 1) study and conduct interventions (treatment, rehabilitative, and preventive) in non-academic health care settings; and 2) describe practice patterns and care variations in those settings. These two scientific aims should also seek to identify and utilize those factors (organizational, sociocultural, interpersonal) in day-to-day practice settings which may be associated with quality care and optimal outcomes for patients and clients. The resource-related research projects (R24) award mechanism will be used. The total project period may not exceed 5 years and is not renewable. Awards are capped at $400,000 maximum direct costs. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Junius J. Gonzales, Services Research & Clinical Epidemiology Branch, Division of Services and Intervention Research, 301/443-3364; jgonzale@mail.nih.gov.

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The Foundation provides support to U.S. tax-exempt organizations, including colleges and universities, for development and implementation of innovative programs that improve the quality of K-12 education. A high priority is placed on: systemic math and science programs that are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curricula, "real world" classroom applications, and high student expectations; creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; and cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success and relatively low duplication of effort. Grants range from $50,000-$1 million. Application forms and guidelines are available. Dead-line: None. Contact: Foundation Administrator, 19001 South Western Avenue, A404, Torrance, CA 90509; 310/618-6766; http://www.toyota.com/times/commun/feature/guidelin.html.

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The Public Radio Public Service Competitive Funds program will award up to $8.6 million for projects that focus on two agendas: public radio's future and public radio's diversity. Any person, association, foundation, institution, partnership, corporation, or other business entity is eligible. The futures agenda centers on new broadcast content, content that explores the public service opportunities offered by the new media environment, projects that increase revenues and productivity, and research projects. The diversity ambitions focus on racial and ethnic minorities (both at the project management and consumer levels), new audiences, and independent producers. Eligible proposal types include: proposals for broadcast, internet, and satellite programming services and genres; proposals for limited or continuing broadcast series, and one-time-only programs; revitalization initiatives for continuing, major national broadcast series; and proposals for more than local but less than national broadcast projects when there exists an opportunity for significant public service. Deadline: None. Contact: Jeff Ramirez, Manager, 202/879-9781; jramirez@cpb.org.

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The Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) supports re-search teams whose efforts intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline. The Army also expects that the MURI programs will promote application of defense research, principally for defense purposes but also for commercial purposes. Multidisciplinary proposals are invited in the following areas: Fundamental Issues Underlying Infrared Detection; Dynamic Behavior of Interactive Spin-based Systems; Microchemical Systems; Ultra-wideband (UWB) Communications; Biological and Chemical Sensing Science at Terahertz Frequency; Mathematics of Failures in Complex Systems; New Adaptive, Reconfigurable RF Radio/Sensor Concepts; Optimizing Cognitive Readiness under Combat Conditions; Integrated Control and Communication for Networked Systems; Intelligent Luminescence for Communication, Display, and Identification; and Learning- Based Control for Multi-Parameter Sensors. Awards will range between $500,000-$1 million per year. Duration is for a basic period of 3 years with 2 additional years possible as options. Deadlines: 7/13/00 (White Paper); 11/15/00 (Full Proposal). Contact: Area-specific contacts are listed in the announcement at http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci%5Ftech/special/muri2001/.

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Participating Institutes and Centers of the NIH invite applications for P20 planning grants that lead to the establishment of National Programs of Excellence in Biomedical Computing (NPEBC). The NIH is interested in establishing NPEBC to promote research and developments in biomedical information science and technology that will support rapid progress in areas of scientific opportunity in biomedical research. Biomedical computing or biomedical information science and technology includes database design, graphical interfaces, querying approaches, data retrieval, data visualization and manipulation, data integration through the development of integrated analytical tools, synthesis, data archiving, data exchange, tools for electronic collaboration, and computational research including the development of structural, functional, integrative, and analytical models and simulations. The NPEBC are also intended to create an infrastructure of excellence in biomedical information science and technology that will support and promote multidisciplinary research and provide the environment in which to train a new generation of researchers. The 3-year planning phase provided by the P20 mechanism will allow Institutions that have most of the separate scientific components necessary for creating a cross-disciplinary research and training program in biomedical computing to plan and create the organization required for a NPEBC. Applications responsive to this solicitation must have a Principal Investigator (PI) with expertise in either computing or biomedical research as well as a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) from the complementary field. At least 18 NIH institutes will be participating in this competition. Inquiries or contacts concerning institute-specific technical or financial issues should be directed to the NIH BISTI technical or financial contacts listed at the following Web site: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/bistic/bistic_contacts.htm. Deadlines: 2/27, 6/27, and 10/27 annually (Letter of Intent); 3/27, 7/27, and 11/27 annually (Full Proposal).

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Thirty Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are available annually to support doctoral candidates whose research promises to contribute fresh perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of education. Applicants must be candidates for the doctoral degree in a U.S. institution, but need not be U.S. citizens. While the topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline. Awards are for $20,000 for 2 years. Applications may be requested from the address below or down-loaded from the foundation website at www.spencer.org. Requests for applications must be made before 10/6/00. Deadline: 10/18/00. Contact: Spencer Dissertation Fellowships, The Spencer Foundation, 875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3930, Chicago, IL 60611- 1803; 312/337-1803.

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


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