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University Letter

June 30, 2000

Volume 37 No. 40

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 37, Number 40, June 30, 2000

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In 1964, dress codes at meals were instituted. Women had to wear dresses to all meals, while men were required to wear sport shirts and/or sweaters and slacks. Men were allowed to wear Levis at the first two meals each day. Many women felt the new rules were restrictive and unfair.

Jack Crawford and Michael Archibold spent the summer of 1964 excavating dinosaur bones near Marmarth in southwestern North Dakota. The triceratops skull was displayed in Leonard Hall.



The Interim Higher Education Committee at their May 25 meeting accepted the report titled "A North Dakota University System for the 21st Century."

There are 92 specific recommendations listed in the report. The recommendations have been assigned to various groups including the State Board of Higher Education, the Executive Branch, the legislature, the North Dakota University System, the North Dakota University System campuses, and the private sector. The groups assigned responsibility will be providing leadership in implementing specific recommendations.

Initiatives are already under way to take action on the recommendations of the Roundtable. For example, the Interim Legislative Committee on Higher Education met on May 25, and requested the Legislative Council prepare bill drafts for consideration by the Interim Committee and for possible presentation to the 2001 legislative Session; the State Board of Higher Education will devote a major portion of the Board's July Retreat agenda to the Roundtable recommendations; and the campus presidents are in the process of reviewing the recommendations assigned to the campuses and will be, with assistance from the various University System councils, faculty, and staff, developing strategies for implementation.

The outcome of the Interim Higher Education Committee meeting is available in a document available for downloading at http://www.ndus.nodak.edu/reports/details.asp?id=332. This important document describes the cornerstones and recommendations for developing a University System for the 21st Century in North Dakota.

For the full report, download the PDF by clicking on the title above. The Adobe Acrobat Reader software is needed on your computer to view the PDF. Adobe Acrobat allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files across all major computing platforms. You can download the Adobe Acrobat software free at http://www.ndus.nodak.edu/reports/details.asp?id=332.

North Dakota University System.



The University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Following are the publication dates: 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.




The annual Steam Plant shut-down has been scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, July 5 and 6. Steam heating and cooling will be turned 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. 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 will be shut off. The above time has been proposed to minimize inconvenience to the University community. We thank you for your cooperation.

Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities.



The final examination for Tracy Northrup, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 1 p.m. Thursday, July 6, in Room 308, Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "Menopause and Exercise." Denise Twohey (Counseling) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Kristi Wold-McCormick, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 10, in Room 208, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Influential Factors Perceived by Adult Students in the Selection of Nontraditional Graduate Degree Programs." Gerald Bass (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Marion Askegaard, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning: Higher Education, is set for 10 a.m. Monday, July 10, in Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is "The Impact of a College Wellness Course on Wellness Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior." Myrna Olson (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Karen Hurlbutt, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, July 10, in Room 308, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Adults with Autism Speak Out: Perceptions of Their Life Experiences." Lynne Chalmers (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Rebecca Melland, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Biology, is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 10, in 103 Starcher Hall. The dissertation title is "The Genetic Mating System and Population Structure of the Green-Rumped Parrotlet." Colin Hughes and Richard Crawford are the committee co-chairs.

The final examination for Patricia Wilber, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in English, is set for 3 p.m. Monday, July 10, in Room 20, Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "Faculty Interests Faculty Needs: Creating Meaningful Critical Thinking Training." Daniel Sheridan (English) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Michelle L. Slover, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Anatomy and Cell Biology, is set for 9 a.m. Monday, July 17, in the Edwin C. James Medical Research Facility, Room B710, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is "Localization of Endothelial Cells and Their Precursors in the Embryonic Chick Heart During Coronary Vasculogenesis Utilizing an mRNA Specific Probe." Edward Carlson (Anatomy and Cell Biology) is the committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.



Summer Pops! will be featured at the Empire Arts Center Saturday, July 8, when the Greater Grand Forks Symphony offers its first Pops concert in over five years. The program of light orchestral work includes music from Bernstein's West Side Story, George Gershwin in Concert, excerpts from Porgy and Bess, and Rossini's William Tell Overture. A special feature of the concert is a performance by UND clarinetist Elizabeth Rheude, who will join the symphony in Weber's Polacca from the Clarinet Concerto No. 2. There will be two performances of the hour-long concert Saturday evening at 7 and 9 p.m. Reduced ticket prices are available for families and students. Call the Empire Box Office at 746-5500 for information and reservations.

Jenny Ettling, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.



A workshop designed for those who have interest in facilitating the strategic planning process for departments at UND will be held Monday through Wednesday, July 10-12. The 14-hour facilitation skills course will be offered Monday, July 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11 and 12, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. It is supported by the President's Office. The sessions will be held in the River Valley Room at the Memorial Union.

Those attending will learn and practice the following skills: dynamics of group decision making; role and responsibilities of a facilitator; fundamental facilitation skills of listening, chart- writing, conflict resolution and reaching closure; determining client needs; and preparation for the facilitation process.

The delivery format will include practice sessions and case studies, and participants will be asked to role-play during practice sessions. Lunch will be provided on the first day; refreshments will be served for breaks.

This session is presented by the UND Conflict Resolution Center. Seating is limited to 25 participants. Participants attending these sessions will be expected to facilitate strategic planning activities for at least two departments. Facilitators will be paid a small stipend for facilitating strategic planning related sessions outside of their work areas. If you or someone from your department is interested in attending, please phone Staci at the U2 program to register, 777-2128 or use our e-mail address: U2@mail.und.nodak.edu . Please pre-register to assist in planning for meals and materials.

Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University Coordinator.



The North Dakota Museum of Art's summer music series continues on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. July programs present a range of jazz, classical and folk music.

July 11: Minnesota flutist Linda Chatterton, with pianist David Henrickson. Chatterton was the first flutist to win the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, she performs throughout the Midwest and East Coast and is on the faculty at the MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis.

July 18: an evening centering on folk traditions will present several local artists. North Country Fiddle and Dance features Tom and Jeanne O'Neil with a mix of American, Celtic and French-Canadian tunes. Soprano Cheryl Saunders will offer a program of spirituals and gospel music with pianist Kathleen Rodde.

July 25: Poet Mark Vinz of Moorhead State University will be joined by David Ferreira (keyboard) and Bill Law (bass) in an evening of poetry and jazz.

Programs in this series are presented free of charge. Donations are welcome.

North Dakota Museum of Art.



The North Dakota Museum of Art is proud to present JAZZ 2000, outdoors on the campus, Monday, Sept. 4, from 1:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale. JAZZ 2000 is a first-of-its-kind musical event to hit the Red River Valley. Headlining the concert is Joshua Redman, voted Best Jazz Artist for two consecutive years by Rolling Stone magazine. Featured artists include Jazz on Tap, a local jazz band; The Wolverines, big band sound from Minneapolis; and the Havana Latin Jazz Ensemble, featuring percussionist Reuben P. Alvarez and bassist and music director, Ritchie Pillot. This portion of the concert will include a tribute to the genius of the late master percussionist/composer, Tito Puente. Mike Blake (Jazz and Percussion) will join them.

JAZZ 2000 is an event for the whole family. Early Bird ticket prices are: Patron $100, adult $22, student $15, child (6-12 years) $8, family package $60, and children 5 years and under are free. Early Bird tickets must be purchased prior to Tuesday, Aug. 15. Tickets are available at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office and Ticketmaster Outlets, or charge by phoning 772-5151. Tickets may be ordered online at www.ticketmaster.com . For more information call the North Dakota Museum of Art at 777-4195, or e-mail at ndmuseum@gfherald.infi.net . The concert is underwritten by WDAZ-TV, the Myra Foundation with promotional assistance from the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau.

North Dakota Museum of Art.



Orientation will be held for new graduate students Thursday, Aug. 24; orientation for new graduate teaching assistants is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 22 and 23, at the Memorial Union. All new GTAs are required to attend the GTA sessions. Department chairpersons and graduate advisors are asked to alert new graduate students and GTAs to these sessions as soon as they arrive on campus. A copy of the schedule can be obtained by calling 777-2786.

Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.




Payroll, during the month of July, runs very early. Any payroll from FY00 will be deducted from last year's funds only if the paperwork is submitted prior to the deadlines listed below. To insure that your employees are paid, and paid correctly, please submit all paperwork as early as possible and definitely before the following deadlines:
Date  Documents Due in Payroll
Monday, July 10 All appointments/revisions must be received in the Payroll Office by NOON on this date for payments to be made from FY00 funds and for the July 15 payroll.
Tuesday, July 11 All time slips for the pay period June 25-July 8 and any late time slips for hours worked prior to June 30.
Monday, July 17 All appointments/revisions/time slips for any June transactions must be received by NOON on this date to charge them to FY00 funds.
Tuesday, July 18 All JULY appointments/revisions/time slips must be received by NOON for the July 30 payroll run. Documents received after this date will not be included in the July 30 payroll run.

Due to the large volume of paperwork that is processed this time of year, we would appreciate departments submitting their paperwork as soon as possible and not waiting for the deadline.

Requests for manual checks, during the month of July, will be strongly discouraged and only approved on an emergency basis. Thank you for your cooperation at this very busy time!

If you have any questions, or concerns regarding any of these deadlines, please call the Payroll Office (7-4226). - Pat Hanson, Director of Payroll.



Some software licenses will expire soon:

1. SAS licenses will expire on June 30, 2000. If you wish to continue to use this application, please submit renewals via the online order form.

2. ESRI licenses need to be renewed before July 15, 2000. On July 16, 2000, the keycodes will NOT function on that date unless new keycodes are applied. Keycodes are needed for Windows NT and UNIX based systems. For information on what is needed to renew your ESRI licenses, please see:
http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/helpdesk/ESRI-software.htm .

You will need to include the information listed on this site with your renewal order, as well as which applications you wish to renew.

When the new keycodes have been generated, the licensee will receive the new keycodes via email.

If you have questions regarding either of these products, please send email to: elmer_morlock@mail.und.nodak.edu or phone: (701) 777-3786



Please use extra caution when driving on and near campus, and pedestrians are reminded to watch for vehicles. This comes after an accident Monday in which a driver hit a pedestrian. Although pedestrians do have the right-of-way when crossing streets around campus, drivers may not always see pedestrians, and some do not yield. Please slow down and use caution.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for Jim Uhlir, Auxiliary Services.



A number of University employees have been affected by the flooding in Grand Forks County. President Kupchella has approved paid time off for those University employees who have been away from work to protect their property or who have experienced flood damage in their home. To be granted release time, the employees will coordinate with their supervisors. Supervisors are expected to be as flexible as possible but will evaluate each situation and approve the time off. If you have questions, please call our office at 777-4361.

Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.




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.



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.



The Computer Center will close for the Independence Day holiday at 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 5.

Marv Hanson, Associate Director, Computer Center.



The Law Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4.

Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.



Effective immediately, you may request a facilitator for strategic planning sessions by calling or e-mailing the University Within the University office. Contact Staci Matheny, U2 Program Assistant, at 777-2128 or e-mail to U2@mail.und.nodak.edu to complete your facilitator request or ask her to e-mail a request form to you. Please contact our office within three weeks of your planning session for best scheduling accommodations.

Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University Coordinator.



With the retirement of Richard Grosz, Marsha McFarland has been appointed acting director of clinical operations and Chris Lennon as acting director of administration for the Counseling Center effective July 1.

Dr. McFarland has been a staff counselor at the Counseling Center since August of 1999 and most recently became the training director. While completing her doctorate in counseling psychology at UND, she was placed at the Counseling Center to fulfill her doctoral fieldwork internship and then continued her employment at the center. She has also had clinical experience at Ball State University Counseling and Psychological Services Center; the Village Family Service Center; and Hospice of St. Peter's Hospital, Helena, Mont.

Ms. Lennon has held various positions within the UND Counseling Center, including the substance abuse prevention coordinator, the career counseling coordinator, and the testing coordinator, totaling more than nine years of experience at UND. She also served as director of counseling and learning resources at Dickinson State University and as director of student life at the University of Mary.

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



Marlys Escobar has been appointed Director of Student and Alumni Affairs for the College of Nursing. She has served as the college's Admissions and Records Officer since August 1986.

Elizabeth Nichols, Dean, College of Nursing.



Dining Services welcomes Lynette Parkin, Dietician, and Cheryl Weber, Catering Sales Coordinator. Parkin recently received her registered dietitian license and has worked as a special project manager for Dining Services since May 1999. She brings almost five years of experience in dietetics and menu management to UND. As dietitian, Parkin will be responsible for maintaining a nutritionally sound and balanced meal selection. Other duties include training staff in proper food production techniques and coordinating policies for menu management and production systems. She will also be available to advise students with special dietary needs.

Cheryl Weber, Catering Sales Coordinator, replaces Barb Mesheski, who retired June 2. She will be responsible for planning and organizing all catering orders for campus functions. Please contact her at 777-2256 for all your catering needs.

Orlynn Rosaasen, Director of Dining Services.



Log-on to www.UND-alum.org to receive your UND e-mail address, stay up-to-date on North Dakota news and find out about alumni events. In addition to receiving UND information, you can stay current on national, international and financial news; search the Internet for topics, companies and people of interest to you; and shop at your favorite online stores. You can also personalize your stock portfolio to help you stay on top of investments, bookmark your favorite sites, check your local weather and much more. By using www.UND-alum.org, you automatically contribute to the University of North Dakota, since a portion of all proceeds generated through your activity on the portal is donated back to your alma mater.

Cindy Filler, UND Alumni Association and Foundation.



You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the site license purchase form that is offered at the Computer Center homepage. You can aquire this software two ways.

First Method:

1. From the Computer Center homepage (www.und.edu/dept/CC) click on the "software" link;

2. Click on the link, "Download from HECN Archive";

3. Click on the appropriate platform (either MAC or Windows);

4. Select Adobe Reader by clicking the "single" link.

Second Method:

1. Go to www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html;

2. Answer the questions that follow. (You will need to supply language preference, platform (windows/Mac), name, and e-mail address;

3. Click the download button.

After you have Adobe Reader, you will be able to open the software site license purchase form. You may type all of your information directly into the form and then print the form.

You can distribute the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software to anyone - either inside or outside your company - who needs to view, navigate, and search Adobe PDF files or fill in PDF forms. You may make unlimited copies of the Acrobat Reader software, including distribution on CD-ROM, and give copies to other persons or entities as long as: (a) you accept the terms and conditions of the electronic end-user license agreement; and (b) you accept the same copyright and other proprietary notices that appear on or in the software. The license agreement, copyright notices, and other notices are contained in the Acrobat Reader installer program; so as long as you do not alter the installer program in any way you will be in compliance with the agreement. All software versions and language versions of Acrobat Reader can be redistributed without any further permission from Adobe.

Elmer Morlock, Computer Center.



U2 classes for July 17-28 are as follows. All classes will be held in 361 Upson II Hall.

Creating a web page using HTML, July 18 and 20, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.;

Word 97 Level I, July 18 and 20, 1 to 4:30 p.m.;

Don't get bitten by the bug, July 19, 10 to 11 a.m.;

WordPerfect 8.0 Level I, July 24, 26, and 28, 1:30 to 4 p.m.;

Excel 97 Level III, July 25 and 27, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

To register, please call me.

Staci Matheny, Continuing Education, 777-2128.



A free Defensive Driving Course for UND employees and a member of their family will be held Wednesday, July 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. at 211 Rural Technology Center. This course is required by State Fleet for all UND employees who drive State Fleet vehicles on a daily or monthly basis, received a traffic violation or had an accident while operating a State Fleet vehicle or operate 7- , 12-, or 15-passenger vans transporting four or more passengers at least once a month. This course may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Please call the Safety Office at 777-3341 to register and for directions.

Corrinne Kjelstrom, Safety Office.



Application forms for charities seeking Denim Day funding are now available by calling Karen Cloud, 777-2618; the deadline for applying is Monday, Aug. 7. Following the deadline, applications will be reviewed and charity selections will be made. Since the UND community represents a wide variety of beliefs and convictions, we cannot entertain requests from political, religious or pro- life/reproductive rights organizations. Help support your favorite charity by picking up an application now.

Karen Cloud (Chester Fritz Library), Charity Selection Committee.




It is with regret that we announce the death of Ruth Gustafson, a retired employee of the University on June 26, 2000. She was 95. Her late husband, Ben, directed Continuing Education until his retirement in 1976; Gustafson Hall is named after him. Their daughter, Lorna Berge, retired last year from the Division of Continuing Education. A full obituary will run in the next issue of University Letter.

Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.



Margaret Heyse Cory, first Dean of the College of Nursing, died June 4, 2000, at Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks. She was 88.

Margaret "Peg" Heyse was born Nov. 4, 1911, in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she attended elementary and high schools. She majored in Chemistry at Colorado College, and graduated cum laude in 1933. She received her M.S. from the University of Rochester in New York. After graduation from the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, she became an instructor in Nursing at the University of Colorado School of Nursing. She also taught at Yale, the University of Minnesota, and Wayne State University. In 1954 she became a consultant in Nursing Education and a professor of Nursing at the University of Arkansas.

She joined UND in 1958 and was appointed Dean in 1959, when the Division of Nursing became the College of Nursing. Under her leadership, enrollment in the College increased from 80 in 1958 to 312 in 1976, the College received and maintained accreditation, and the College of Nursing building was erected. During her tenure as dean, she taught at least one course each semester. She published articles and researched the history of nursing. The only female dean during her tenure from 1959 to 1976, Heyse refused to be intimidated. She was known to co-workers as the "teeny-weeny dean," a reference to her diminutive height of four feet, six inches.

She was active in local, state, and national nursing organizations. In 1975 she was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to serve a three-year term on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service. She served on all levels of the American Nurses' Association, and was honored for her outstanding service and leadership. She served as president of the State League for Nursing, advised the campus chapter of Mortar Board, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma (teaching honorary), Sigma Theta Tau (nursing honorary), and Quota International. In 1975 the annual Dean Heyse Excellence Award was established by the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps in honor of her contributions to women in the service. She served on the Grand Forks Area Planning Committee on Health, the Agassiz Region Nursing Education Consortium, the Agassiz Health Planning Council, the Executive Committee Minn-Kota Area Health Education, the North Dakota Mental Health Coordinating Council, the North Dakota Needs and Resources Study Committee, University Senate, UND Women's Equity Committee, and a number of other committees and councils. She retired in 1976, but remained active on local and national levels.

She married Philip Cory, a retired member of the UND Music Department, in 1976. She enjoyed traveling, collecting antique dolls, researching UND Nursing history, baking bread, and church activities. She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Mary Patterson.

Jan Orvik, with information from the Grand Forks Herald. Note: A more extensive obituary appeared in the June 6, 2000 issue of the Grand Forks Herald.




The following faculty were awarded Faculty Instructional Development committee (FIDC) grants in May: Sandy Braathen (Business and Vocational Education), "Understanding Networking Fundamentals Workshop," $995; Tami Carmichael (English), "Catharine Maria Sedgwick Symposium," $575; Phil Gerla (Geology and Geological Engineering), "Quebec 2000: Millennium Wetland Event," $579; Lynda Kenney (Communication), "Native American Journalists Association Conference," $650.

FIDC awards may be used to purchase instructional materials, travel to teaching-related conferences, or for other projects related to teaching. To submit a proposal, call the Office of Instructional Development (OID) for guidelines and materials or find the necessary information on the OID web site (listed under "Academics" on the UND home page).

Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Faculty Instructional Development Committee. The next deadline is Friday, July 14.

Instructional or professional development projects that fall outside FIDC guidelines may qualify for funding through OID's Flexible Grant Program. For further information, or to discuss ideas and drafts before submitting a final proposal, contact me.

Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development, 777-3325 or rankin@badlands.nodak.edu .



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 May 2000:

Anthropology: Dennis Toom; Atmospheric Sciences: Cedric Grainger; Biology: Richard Crawford, Steven Kelsch, Sally Pyle, Rick Sweitzer, Jefferson Vaughan; Bureau of Educational Services and Applied Research: John Hoover; Computer Science: Henry Hexmoor; Energy and Environmental Research Center: Steven Benson, Bethany Bolles, Daniel Daly, Bruce Dockter, Grant Dunham, Thomas Erickson, John Erjavec, Kevin Galbreath, John Gallagher, Gerald Groenewold, Steven Hawthorne, John Hendrikson, Melanie Hetland, John Hurley, Marc Kurz, Dennis Laudal, Carolyn Lillemoen, Donald McCollor, Jan Nowok, Edwin Olson, John Pavlish, Joyce Riske, Richard Schulz, Richard Shockey, Jaroslav Solc, Everett Sondreal, Edward Steadman, Daniel Stepan, Bradley Stevens, Tina Strobel, Michael Swanson, Ronald Timpe, Gregory Weber, Constance Wixo, Christopher Zygarlicke; English: Daniel Sheridan; Facilities: Richard Tonder; Geology and Geological Engineering: Scott Korom; Law School: B.J. Jones, Larry Spain; Microbiology and Immunology: David Bradley, Ann Flower; Pediatrics: Larry Burd; Physical Therapy: Peggy Mohr; Social Work: G. Michael Jacobsen; School of Medicine and Health Sciences Academic Affairs and Information Services: Robert Rubeck, Judith Bruce; Space Studies: Charles Wood; Student Health Services: Alan Allery; Women's Center: Kay Mendick.

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.


The Innovative Fund Program supports meritorious innovative projects in the area of major child health problems. Priority is given to practical, applied projects that have the potential to benefit large numbers of children and seek sustainable solutions to major problems of child health and well-being. The program attempts to bridge the gap between formal research and field applications that concentrate on improving the health and well-being of mothers and children. The Fund is especially interested in projects that are appropriate to the local culture, involve local people, and can be transferred to other cultures. Support is provided for up to 3 years. The initial application procedure is to submit a concise prospectus, for which guidelines are available. Consultation with Fund personnel is strongly encouraged prior to submission. Deadline: None. Contact: Victor Brown, 801/240-2838; BrownVL@thrasherresearch.org; http://www.thrasherresearch.org/About_Us/about_us_print.htm.

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Support is provided to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, ground- breaking research initiatives and other important scientific research activities. The intent is to provide opportunities for substantive and methodological breakthroughs, broaden dissemination of scientific knowledge, and provide leverage for acquisition of additional research funds. Eligible applicants are individuals with Ph.D. degrees or the equivalent. Each award shall not exceed $5,000. Deadline: 12/15/00. Contact: 202/383-9005; research@asanet.org.

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Support is provided throughout a broad area of interest, including, but not limited to, education, arts and humanities, health, and community service. Eligible applicants are non-profit, tax-exempt organizations. Award amounts and duration vary with each individual project. Applications are considered twice a year at the spring and fall board meetings, at which time the next application deadline is set. Deadlines: 9/1/00 (Fall); spring deadline not yet set. Contact: Mary Scott, Grants Coordinator, 336/275-0911; P.O. Box 20124, Greensboro, NC 27420.

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The Inventions and Innovation Program supports the development and commercialization of energy- saving inventions. Financial assistance will be provided at two levels, up to $40,000 or up to $200,000, depending on the invention's stage of development. Technologies relevant to the dominant energy users and waste generators in the U.S. manufacturing sector are of particular interest to the program: agriculture, aluminum, chemicals, forest products, glass, metalcasting, mining, petroleum, and steel. Applications within the overall Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) transportation, buildings and power missions and areas of concern will also be considered for award. The DOE will provide financial assistance at two levels, Category I involves the Conceptual and Technical Feasibility stages, and Category II involves the Development and Commercial Validation stages. The project period is 2-3 years, depending on the stage of development. Total funding available for award is expected to be $2,500,000. Deadline: 8/11/00. Contact: Shirley Johnson, 303/275-4770; Golden Field Office, shirley_johnson@nrel.gov; http://www.oit.doe.gov/inventions.

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The Informal Science Education (00-99) Program provides support for development of materials and programs to provide stimulating opportunities outside of the formal school setting, where individuals of all ages and interests can increase their appreciation and understanding of science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Special emphasis is placed in the following areas: collaborations that link informal and formal education communities; increasing opportunities for underrepresented groups; increasing involvement of parents in science, math, engineering, and technology; informing the public about research; increasing public understanding of mathematics; and innovative high risk projects. Past awards have ranged from $25,000-$3 million for 1-5 year projects. Deadlines: 8/2/00 (Preproposal); 11/15/00 (Full Proposal). Contact: Barry Van Deman, 703/306-1616, Education and Human Resources, bvandema@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf0099.

Applications are requested for After School Centers for Exploration & New Discovery (00-99). It is NSF's intent that Centers will provide opportunities for engaging youth in substantive out-of- school activities in specific areas of science, mathematics, and engineering. NSF is interested in projects that would provide unique opportunities for middle school and high school students to explore science, mathematics, and engineering in creative after-school and/or weekend programs. Such projects should not be extensions of formal programs offered during the regular school day but rather should explore new content and strategies to interest youth in on-going discovery as well as careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology fields. If appropriate, projects may connect with, and build upon, existing informal education projects that engage students in real-world science and technology experiences. Activities should include parental involvement. Proposers are strongly encouraged to include partnerships with industry, the local community, the scientific and/or business community and others. Approximately $24 million will be available to fund 40-60 standard or continuing grants of 2-3 years duration. Deadlines: 8/14/00 (Preproposal); 11/15/00 (Full Proposal). Contact: See above.

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The Basic and Translational Research in Emotion (PA-00-105 and PA-00-106) program supports research on the processes and mechanisms involved in the experience and expression of emotion. Projects should address current needs that stem from recent advances in concepts and methods for studying emotion and constitute critical components of a comprehensive basic research strategy. The ultimate aim is fostering mental and physical health and the understanding of human development and aging. Research should apply to three broadly defined areas: Basic Mechanisms of Emotion; Emotional Processes in Mental, Substance Abuse, Developmental, and Neurological Disorders, and in Physical Disease; and Individual Differences. Developmental, social, and biological aspects should be considered. Studies on methodological needs are also encouraged. The standard grant (R01) and small grant (R03) mechanisms will be used. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss research ideas with NIH program staff before preparing a proposal. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Mary Ellen Oliveri, National Institute of Mental Health, 301/443-3942, moliveri@nih.gov; Jared B. Jobe, National Institute on Aging, 301/496-3137, Jared_Jobe@nih.gov; Ellen D. Witt, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 301/443-6545, ewitt@willco.niaaa.nih.gov; Wendy Nelson, National Cancer Institute, 301/435-4590, wn14x@nih.gov; Margaret M. Feerick, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 301/435-6882, feerickm@mail.nih.gov; Jaylan S. Turkkan, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 301/443-1263, jaylan@nih.gov; Emmeline Edwards, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 301/496-9964, ee48r@nih.gov.

Several institutes within NIH are interested in supporting new studies on the architecture of complex phenotypes, including research using human and model systems as well as research using theoretical approaches (PA 98-078). The studies targeted are expected to expand understanding of the roles of genetic and environmental variation and their interactions in causing phenotypic variation in populations; increase the quantity and quality of population-based data; lead to development of mathematical and statistical tools for analyzing measured genotype data; lead to improvements in study design; and create biologically relevant models for understanding the origins, roles and implications of genetic variation in causing variation in phenotypes. The standard research (R01) and program (P01) award mechanisms will be used, and supplements to existing grants will be considered. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Irene Anne Eckstrand, Genetics and Developmental Biology, 301/594-0943; Irene_Eckstrand@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-98-078.html.

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The 2001 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) program is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. universities to conduct research and educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense by providing funds for acquisition of major research equipment. Individual proposals may request funding for more than one instrument if the requested pieces comprise a system used for a common research purpose. Proposals must address the impact of the equipment on the institution's ability to educate, through research, students in disciplines important to DOD missions. Proposals to purchase instrumentation may request $50,000-$1,000,000. Proposals may request partial funding (not to exceed $1M) for purchase of instrumentation costing more than $1M, if the proposal includes firm commitments for the balance of the funding needed to purchase the instrumentation. Duration is typically one year. Deadline: 8/17/00. Contact: Paula Barden, ONR, 703/696-4111; Capt. Robert M. Latin, AFOSR, 703/696-7312; Jeurgen, W. L. Pohlmann, BMDO, 703/604-3473; http://www.eps.gov/EPSData/USAF/Synopses/1542/AFOSR-BAA-2000-2 (click on DURIPFY01BAAFinal2.pd+).

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The Research Grant Program of the HFSPO has three goals: promoting international collaboration in interdisciplinary basic research in the life sciences, encouraging researchers early in their careers, and stimulating novel and interdisciplinary research that brings together scientists from different disciplines (e.g., chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering). Research grants are available in basic research for elucidation of brain and biological functions through molecular-level approaches. Research in methodology in the above areas, or the study of analogues or models of biological activity, is also eligible for support. Scientists applying for a research grant must organize an international research team composed of researchers from the U.S., U.K., Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, or Switzerland. Preference is given to teams of 2-4 members. Each successful team will receive $250,000/year for up to 3 years. Applicants for young investigator awards must be within the first 5 years after obtaining an independent position. Contact: Bureaux Europe, 20, place des Halles, 67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France; grant@hfsp.org; Tel: 33 3 88 21 51 26; http://www.hfsp.org. Deadline: 9/1/00. - - - - - - - - - - - -


The goals of the Beckman Young Investigators Program are to promote research conducted by promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted, and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. Eligible applicants are promising young faculty members with tenure-track appointments in academic and non-profit institutions that conduct fundamental research in the chemical and life sciences. Applicants should not have completed more than 3 full years in their tenure-track or other comparable independent research appointment on the anniversary date of initial appointment in the year in which application is to be made. Grants are normally in the range of $200,000 over a 3-year period. Deadline: 10/01/00. Contact: 714/721-2222, http://www.beckman-foundation.com.

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The Wildlife Risk Assessment initiative supports research to develop scientifically valid approaches for assessing risks to a population of a wildlife species from multiple stressors. Stressors include contaminants, habitat loss or alterations, and introduced species. For the purposes of this solicitation, wildlife is defined as birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. Research proposed through this solicitation should support a tiered approach to wildlife risk assessment, with the tiers progressing from general and broadly based (screening level) to more realistic, accurate and situation-specific (definitive level) assessments. Projected awards are for up to $175,000/year total costs with a duration of 2-3 years. Deadline: 10/17/00. Contact: Cynthia Nolt-Helms, 202/564-6763; nolt-helms.cynthia@epa.gov.

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The Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Program provides 3-year grants of up to $450,000 each for support of promising individuals at the junior faculty level. Support is to promote greater scientific, social and medical discovery to improve the quality of life for a growing number of older people and to ensure the benefits of a long, healthy life. Research projects may involve patient-related clinical research, biomedical research, biopsychosocial research, epidemiological or health services research, or other areas relevant to aging and geriatrics. To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must: be a physician who is a U.S. citizen or resident alien, a full-time faculty member with clear potential for long-term faculty appointment, and have received the M.D. degree in 1987 or later. Deadline: 11/15/00. Contact: 212/752-2327; amfedaging@aol.com; http://www.beeson.org.

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


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