[University Letter logo]

University Letter

March 2, 2001

Volume 38 No. 26

University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 26, March 2, 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

The University Relations Office maintains an index for the University Letter.









You're invited to take part in UND's Strategic Planning Process: www.und.edu/stratplan.



"Worklife/Lifework" is the theme of the 32nd Annual Writers Conference to be held March 18-23 at the Memorial Union. This year's conference features a Booker Prize winner, an American Academy of Arts Straus Living Award winner, and several other nationally recognized poets, editors, and authors. Two documentary film-makers will also be featured, whose combined achievements include two Oscars and three Emmys.

The conference will include readings, panel discussions, book signings, student and public readings, and a film festival (including the Frederick Wiseman's film "Missile" and Barbara Kopple's "American Dream"). All events are free and open to the public.

The list of this year's writers follows:

* Peter Carey has won every major fiction prize in Australia at least once, as well as the 1988 Booker Prize for "Oscar and Lucinda," now a major motion picture. He also wrote the screenplay for another of his novels, "Bliss," which was named the best film in Australia for 1985. Carey has worked in advertising and has owned his own agency. His new novel, "True History of the Kelly Gang," tells the story of the 18th century famous populist Australian outlaw Ned Kelley.

* Kent Haruf, a descendant of North Dakota homesteaders, worked a variety of jobs, including construction, building grain bins, egg candling, and teaching high school, before succeeeding as a writer of fiction. His 1999 novel, "Plainsong," a finalist for the National Book Award, has led many readers back to his earlier work. "The Tie That Binds" (1984) won a Whiting Writers Award.

* Joy Williams has short stories in major anthologies, and has published in "Paris Review," "Esquire," "New Yorker," "Granta," and in her own collections. Her fiction won an American Academy of Arts Straus Living Award (1993-1997).

* Gary Fisketjon is a renowned editor, editing works by guests at this year's conference, as well as Raymond Carver, Jay McInerny, Bill Morrissey, and Tobias Wolff. He is editor-at-large and vice president of Alfred A. Knopf.

* Natasha Trethewey is a recipient of the Grolier Poetry Prize. "Domestic Work," her first collection, was chosen by Rita Dove for the 1999 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.

* Ofelia Zepeda won the MacArthur Fellowship award citation, and has been called a "unique force on behalf of the continued life of endangered languages." Her book, "A Papago Grammar," is the only textbook in her native language, Tohono O'odahm. She has also published two bilingual books of her own poetry, "Ocean Power: Poems from the Desert," and "Jewed 'I-Hoi/Earth Movements."

The President's Spotlight, in conjunction with the Writers Conference, features lectures from two award-winning documentary filmmakers.

* Frederick Wiseman is a towering international figure in the world of documentary film. His 31 films, screened at festivals on all continents, have won numerous awards and prizes, including three Emmys. His life's work has made him a Fellow of the Academy of Arts and Letters, a MacArthur Fellow, a Commanduer de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and other honors.

* Barbara Kopple has twice won an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary: in 1977 for "Harlan County USA," and in 1991 for "American Dream. Harlan County USA" was named to the National Film Registry in 1991 and designated an American Film Classic.

Schedule of Events:

Sunday, March 18, 4:30 p.m., film, "Belfast, Maine," Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave.

Monday, March 19, 3 p.m., there will be a screening in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl of "Dead Dogs," a film written and shot in Grand Forks; screenwriter Todd Bullman and others will lead a discussion following the screening.

Tuesday, March 20, 10:30 a.m., Student and Public Readings; noon, Panel, "The Writer's Work," moderated by Tami Carmichael. Panel members are Peter Carey, Gary Fisketjon, Kent Haruf and Natasha Trethewey; 4 p.m., Reading, Gary Fisketjon; 8 p.m., Reading, Peter Carey.

Wednesday, March 21, 10:30 a.m., Student and Public Readings; noon, Panel, "The Editor's Work," moderated by Robert Lewis. Panel members are Peter Carey, Gary Fisketjon, Kent Haruf and Joy Williams; 4 p.m., Reading, Joy Williams; 8 p.m., Reading, Kent Haruf.

Thursday, March 22, 10:30 a.m., Student and Public Readings; noon, Panel, "The Heart of Work," moderated by Cliff Staples. Panel members are Barbara Kopple, Joy Williams and Ofeila Zepeda; 4 p.m., Reading, Natasha Trethewey; 7 p.m., Film, "Missile" with Frederick Wiseman, Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave.

Friday, March 23, 10:30 a.m., Student and Public Readings; noon, A Public Conversation "Documenting Work," moderated by Michael Anderegg. Panel members are Barbara Kopple and Frederick Wiseman; 4 p.m., Reading, Ofeila Zepeda; 7 p.m., Film, "American Dream" with Barbara Koppel, Chester Fritz Auditorium.

For more information, call Jim McKenzie at 777-2768, or check out the UND Writers Conference web page at http://www.undwritersconference.org.

Jim McKenzie, English.



March 5-7 will be an exciting time in Bismarck for those of us who are interested in research. Two back-to-back events will be of great interest:

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute

There will be an opportunity Monday, March 5 (10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Inn) to visit with Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, about how to break into the NIH research arena, tips for new medical researchers, the future direction of NIH research funding and other topics of interest. This opportunity is open to all faculty members. Bus transportation (leaving at 5:30 a.m. Monday, March 5, from the south entrance of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences building and returning in the evening) will be available. Continental breakfast of coffee, juice and rolls will be provided on the bus. If you are interested in taking advantage of bus transportation, please contact the Office of University Relations at 777-2731. The early Monday morning bus is essentially filled. A second bus already scheduled will be canceled unless there are more registrations.

Dr. Collins will be in Bismarck to take part in the "Women's Health-Women's Lives" conference sponsored by Sen. Byron Dorgan. Anyone interested in the conference can find information at www.whwl.org.

R&D Showcase

On March 6-7, the University will actively co-sponsor the R&D Showcase at the Radisson Inn in Bismarck. This will be a showcase of research and development activities as they relate to economic development in North Dakota. The purpose is to illustrate how discoveries lead to patents, how patents lead to licensing of commercially important ideas, and how, given the ways in which this process if facilitated in other states, we might enhance our commercialization of discoveries here in North Dakota. While there are several sponsors, the Showcase is being coordinated by our Energy & Environmental Research Center.

It is important that we have a good turnout from UND at both Dr. Collins' talk and the R&D Showcase. Please participate if you can. Call University Relations at 777-2731 by noon Friday, March 2, if you plan to attend so we can sign you up and pay your registration. Let us know if you need financial support to attend the Showcase.

We are making UND bus transportation available to and from Bismarck on Monday, March 5. The bus will leave for Bismarck at 5:30 a.m. and will leave again the same day at 4 p.m. for the return trip to Grand Forks. A second bus, originally scheduled to leave Grand Forks on Monday at 3 p.m., arrive in Bismarck at approximately 8 p.m., and return to Grand Forks on Wednesday, March 7, may be canceled unless there are more registrations. If you are interested in taking advantage of bus transportation, it is important that you contact the Office of University Relations at 777-2731 by noon Friday, March 2. It will be very important to get an accurate count.

If this is at all relevant to you and your college and department, I ask that you call attention to this opportunity to the appropriate individuals within your units.

A block of rooms at the Radisson Inn will be held until Friday, March 2, at the special rate of $45 for a single and $65 for a double. Specify the "R&D Showcase" room block when you make your reservation. The Radisson's telephone number is (701) 258-7700.

Schedule of Events, March 5-7 (all events take place at the Radisson Inn in Bismarck):

Monday, March 5

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Women's Health-Women's Lives Conference, Radisson Inn.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

7 to 9 p.m. - R&D Showcase starts with Evening Social and Opening Registration - Exhibits Open.

Tuesday, March 6

8:30 to 8:45 a.m. - Welcome. William Isaacson, President, North Dakota State Board of Higher Education; Larry Isaak, Chancellor, North Dakota University System (NDUS); Lee Peterson, Director, North Dakota Department of Economic Development and Finance.

8:45 to 9:30 a.m. - Keynote: "Reinventing North Dakota," Gov. John Hoeven, Gary Nelson, Senate Majority Leader.

10:00 a.m. to noon - Opening Session Panel: "Role of Science and Technology," philosophical and cultural aspects of selected individual units which are catalysts for technology spin-off and commercialization. Moderator: Larry Isaak, Chancellor, NDUS. Panelists: Philip Boudjouk, Vice President of Research, Creative Activities, and Technology Transfer, NDSU; H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, UND; Gerald Groenewold, Director, Energy & Environmental Research Center, UND; Bruce Smith, Dean, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, UND; Richard Horsley, Associate Professor, Plant Sciences, NDSU.

Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Address: "WARF History: What Worked and Why."

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - "Current R&D in North Dakota Higher Education - Examples of the Evolving Culture" specific examples of technology spin-offs that have partnered with industry and have commercialized or are in the process. Session Hosts: Charles Kupchella, President, UND; Joseph Chapman, President, NDSU; Presentations/Q&A: Bryce Fifield, Executive Director, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University; H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, UND; Lisa Nolan, Associate Professor, Veterinary and Microbiological Science, NDSU; Michael Jones, Associate Director for Industrial Relations and Technology Commercialization, Energy & Environmental Research Center, UND; Gordon Bierwagen, Professor and Chair, Polymers and Coatings, NDSU; Bruce Smith, Dean, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, UND; Kenneth Nygard, Professor and Chair, Computer Science, NDSU.

4 to 5:30 p.m. - "Using R&D to Grow State Economies: A National Overview," Dan Berglund, Executive Director, State Science & Technology Institute, Westerville, Ohio.

6:30 p.m. - Dinner Speaker: Larry Ellison, Vice President, Research and Development, Eli Lilly & Company (to be invited).

Wednesday, March 7

8 to 9:30 a.m. - Panel: "Laboratory to the Marketplace," success stories of individuals who have established their own technology-based businesses as a spin-off from university research. Moderator: Dan Berglund, Executive Director, State Science & Technology Institute, Westerville, Ohio; Panelists: Leon Osborne, CEO, Meridian Environmental Technology, Inc., Grand Forks; Steven Benson, President, Microbeam Technologies Inc. (MTI), Grand Forks; Mike Chambers, President and CEO, Aldevron, LLC, Fargo; Brent Teiken, CEO, Sundog Interactive and Convexity LLC, Fargo.

10 to 11:30 a.m. - Panel: "Technology Entrepreneurship," overview of options and partnerships with financial institutions and venture capital groups. Moderator: Mark Krauseneck, President, Grand Forks Economic Development Corporation, Grand Forks; Panelists: venture capitalist, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation representative, William Isaacson, President, NDUS.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Lunch and Address: "Federal Opportunities for Partnership," Byron Dorgan, U.S. Senator, Washington, D.C.

1 to 2 p.m. - "North Dakota's Future: Buffalo Commons or Repioneering," Charles Kupchella, President, UND; Joseph Chapman, President, NDSU; Chuck Stroup, Member, NDUS; Lee Peterson, Director, North Dakota Department of Economic Development and Finance, Bismarck.

2 to 2:15 p.m. - Challenge to Participants, Larry Isaak, Chancellor, NDUS.

- Charles Kupchella, President.



Note: Internal candidates are invited to apply for the position of Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. Nominations of potential internal and external candidates are also highly encouraged.

Position Description

The Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management will direct the University's emerging enrollment management initiative to optimize enrollment through aggressive recruitment and retention efforts. This is a relatively new position and is one of three associate vice presidents who report directly to the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services. The person who fills this position will have an exciting opportunity to continue to build an enrollment management program with a strong base of faculty and campus-wide support. This person will work closely with the vice president, president, senior university leadership team, academic deans, and the university community to develop and execute an effective cross-divisional enrollment management strategy. Developing and maintaining strong, collaborative efforts with the units within Academic Affairs will be critical to this position.

Offices/units currently reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management are Admissions, Enrollment Services, Student Financial Aid, University Learning Center, TRIO Programs, and Student Academic Services.

Position Requirements

Successful candidates must have:

* A vision of higher education that includes a strong commitment to creative, forward-thinking enrollment management concepts and strategies;

* Demonstrated successful experience working with a broad constituency of students, including under-represented populations, those with diverse backgrounds and from a wide variety of locations;

* Substantial recent, successful broad-based leadership experience in enrollment management in a higher education setting;

* Significant managerial, supervisory, and budgetary experience;

* Strong analytical and problem solving skills, creative leadership abilities, and strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;

* Considerable evidence of effective management and motivational skills to provide leadership to a dynamic and diverse staff of professional and support personnel;

* Successful experience in leading teams and working effectively in cross-functional settings; and

* Proven ability to develop and implement strategic initiatives that result in the enrollment and retention of students of sufficient number, quality, and diversity to enable the university to achieve its goals.

Doctorate in a field(s) related to enrollment management is preferred; masters degree required.

The position offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits commensurate with education and experience.

Review of applications will begin on March 26, 2001 and continue until the position is filled. Proposed starting date is July 1, 2001.

Please submit a comprehensive letter of application and a current resume to: Dr. James Shaeffer, Chair Search Committee for AVP EM Office of Personnel Services, Box 8010 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010

The University of North Dakota is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and subscribes to the laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, Vietnam era/disabled veteran status, or any other proscribed category. Inquiries or complaints regarding equal employment or educational opportunities, or the affirmative action program should be directed to the Affirmative Action Office, Box 7097, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 58202.

James Shaeffer, Associate Vice President for Outreach Services, Dean of Continuing Education, and Chair, Search Committee.




The University Senate will meet Thursday, March 1, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.


* Announcements (Attachment No. 1, Spring Election Schedule).

* Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.

* Question Period.

Consent Calendar:

* Annual Report of the Student Academic Standards Committee. Nancy Krogh, Chair (Attachment No. 2).

* Annual Report of the Administrative Procedures Committee. Nancy Krogh, Chair (Attachment No. 3).

Business Calendar:

* Report from the Committee on Committees on the slate of candidates for election to Senate committees. Gerald Bass, Chair. (Attachment No. 4).

* Recommendations from the Curriculum Committee for Change of Title of Department, and Program Termination requests. David Perry, Chair. (Attachment No. 5).

* Report from the Standing Committee on Faculty Rights to make recommendations regarding the proposed new Board Mediation Policy. Randy Lee, Senate Chair. (Attachment No. 6).

Nancy Krogh (University Registrar), Secretary of the Senate.



The Department of Physics will hold a colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, March 2, in 209 Witmer Hall. David DeMuth from the University of Minnesota will present "H.E.P. Research at Soudan, Minn."

The Soudan 2 detector, located underground at Soudan, Minn., is an iron tracking calorimeter designed to test the Standard Model, whose extensions suggest proton decay (pdk) and its lifetime to be a measurable quantity. In the dozen years in which the detector has been operational, no discernible signals have been identified. However, neutrino interactions, which form the principle background to pdk, have been measured, but with controversial results. The popular explanation is neutrino flavor mixing. To probe further this possibility, a long baseline experiment between Fermilab and Soudan is being built. In this talk DeMuth presents an overview of the Soudan 2 and MINOS experiments and the high energy physics research that is under way at depth of 713 meters.

Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall.

Physics Department.



The Psychology Department will hold a colloquium in which Erin Rasmussen, General/Experimental faculty applicant, will present "Silent Damage and Low-Level Methylmercury Exposure: A Developmental Study." The colloquium will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, in 302 Corwin/Larimore Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Department of Psychology.



Come join us as the Upward Bound Program in conjunction with Multicultural Student Services celebrate Women's Herstory Month with the presentation of a play by 7AM Productions titled "Off to the Races." It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.

Upward Bound and Multicultural Student Services.



The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, March 5, at 3:05 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Consideration of a request by the Chemistry department to:

a. Change the program requirements for the M.S. degree (non-thesis)

b. Change the program requirements for the M.S. degree (thesis)

2. Consideration of a request by the Geology department to add GEOL 540, Water Sampling and Analysis

3. Consideration of a request by the Management department to change the title for MGMT 505 to Advanced Strategic Management

4. Matters arising.

5. Graduate Dean Search Committee

Carl Fox, Interim Director, Graduate School.



Charles Bleiker, Early Childhood Education faculty candidate, will visit campus Monday, March 5, and will present a seminar at 10:15 a.m. in 106 Education Building. The title of his seminar is "Life, Death, and Birth as a Framework for Children's Dramatic Play." Dr. Bleiker is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Multicultural Education, and adjunct faculty member in Art Education at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Everyone is welcome.

Pam Bethke, Department of Teaching and Learning.



A Walt Disney World College Program representative will be at UND Monday, March 5. An information session is set for 6 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Students interested in a co-op/intern at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., must attend this information session. Students may interview for both summer and fall positions. Please assist Career Services/Cooperative Education in advertising the session to all students. Students and faculty are invited to attend and learn more about this program.

Mark Thompson, Director, Career Services/Cooperative Education.



"Working with 'At-Risk' Writers in Classes at the University" will be the topic of the next Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) discussion group meeting. The session will be held Tuesday, March 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Room of the Memorial Union. Lunch will be provided, and reservations must be received by noon Friday, March 2.

Joan Hawthorne, WAC Coordinator.



The next scheduled meeting of the University Senate Library Committee is Tuesday, March 6, at 4 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Library, Room 217D. The meeting is open to the public.

Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.



Please join the Office of International Programs for a reception to say farewell to Sue Swanson, Associate Director of International Programs, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.

Barry Stinson, Director, International Programs.



The Spring Job Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Gym, Hyslop Sports Center. Career Services/Cooperative Education asks all students, faculty, and staff to note the date on their calenders. Please assist our office in advertising the Job Fair to all students. The Job Fair provides an opportunity for students to meet with companies and organizations to discuss full-time job opportunities as well as co-op/intern/summer job opportunities. We ask students to bring resumes and dress professionally for possible interviews right at the Job Fair. If you need additional information, please contact Career Services/Cooperative Education at 777-3904. For a list of organizations already registered to participate, please go to: www.career.und.edu/career/JobSearch/Fair/fair01.htm

Mark Thompson, Director, Career Services/Cooperative Education.



TIAA-CREF consultants will be on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 and 7, Thursday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you would like to meet with a consultant, please contact Liz Pratt at 1-800-842-2009 to make an appointment. You can also make your appointment online at https://ifs2.tiaa-cref.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ARS. Please wait for a confirmation page to appear to be sure your appointment was scheduled.

Michele Anderson, Payroll.



An organizational meeting to form a babysitting co-op for staff and faculty will be held Wednesday, March 7, in the Edna Twamley Room, fourth floor, Twamley Hall. This is a meeting for parents who find themselves in need of short-term childcare; the President's Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) is sponsoring the meeting. Bring a sack lunch or purchase one in the Snack Bar. For more information, contact Kathy Coudle King at 777-2782 or Andrea Zevenbergen at andrea_zevenbergen@und.nodak.edu.

Kathy Coudle King, for the President's Advisory Council on Women.



The University Program Council presents soloist Barbara Bailey Hutchinson Wednesday, March 7, at 9 p.m. at Tabula Coffeehouse, 3012 University Ave. The Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter will display her talents through her voice, piano and guitar. Hutchinson has been voted "Best Solo Performer" and "Best Acoustic Performer" by a national magazine poll of colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The National Association of Campus Activities bestowed her with their "Coffeehouse Entertainer of the Year" award an unprecedented four years in a row. The performance is free of charge of all UND students and community members.

Maria Albertson, University Program Council Public Relations.



On Wednesday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a chili "with kidney" bean feed at Tabula and Christus Rex. The dinner will benefit Beth Bakke-Stenehjem, who is donating her kidney to Donna Iszler. Both women are teachers at the North Dakota School for the Blind. There is a minimum donation of $2 per bowl, and Lutheran Brotherhood Affinity Branch is matching all funds up to $500.

Bryan Fagerholt, for Tabula and Christus Rex.



"Nice Girls Don't Sweat," written and performed with a sense of history and humor by Jane Curry, will play Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. It is sponsored by the Women's Center, the History Department, the Women Scholars Endowment, Women Studies and the President's Advisory Council on Women. For more information visit our web site at http://www.und.edu/instruct/akelsch/whmweb.htm.

History Department.



The Office of International Programs holds Thursday night events each week at 7 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The March 8 program will feature the Ukraine. Everyone is welcome.

International Programs.


Doctoral Examination Set For Karen Boeshans

The final examination for Karen Boeshans, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is set for 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, in Room 5510, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is "Phosphorylation of the Type Alpha Regulatory Subunit of cAmp-Dependent Protein Kinase." John Shabb (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) is the committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Carl Fox, Interim Dean, Graduate School.



A dedicatory recital series will offer audiences the opportunity to hear the new Bosendorfer Imperial grand piano. Seynep Ucbasaran will perform music of Franz Liszt at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. For more information, contact Sergio Gallo at 777-2839.

Department of Music.



Fifth- and sixth-grade students are invited to the annual Science Discovery Day Saturday, March 24, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The event, which features "hands-on" learning activities, is organized by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). Participants are asked to submit a $2 fee with their registration, which is due Saturday, March 17.

The children may choose to attend either the morning (8 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) session. In each session, medical student-supervised activities, designed to stimulate children's interest in science, will focus on human health issues, anatomy, use of computers in medicine, awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, various science projects, and HIV/AIDS. For more information and registration forms, contact the Medical Science Office of Public Affairs at 777-4305 or mlucke@medicine.nodak.edu.

-- Megan Muilenburg, Second-Year Medical Student.



A free introduction to Yoga class will be held Saturday, March 24, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Please call to register as space is limited. Learn about yoga and its benefits for health, stress reduction, and fitness. Experience a sample class that includes a variety of poses and a deep relaxation session at the end.

A new session of beginning and intermediate classes is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, and 5:30 p.m. Thursday. There is a fee for the classes, and pre-registration is necessary as space is limited. The eight-week session begins March 20 and will end May 10. Call Dyan Rey, instructor, at 772-8840 or 777-2419 for information or to register.

Dyan Rey (Visual Arts), Instructor, Yoga Classes.



The annual key meeting will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Department heads, those who authorize key requests, those responsible for completing annual key inventory and anyone who has questions or concerns regarding key requests, billing procedures, key inventory, etc., should attend. You will learn how to process key requests, how to complete a key inventory, and find out who is responsible for unaccountable keys.




Roxanne Struthers, a graduate of UND's Rural Health Nursing master's program and a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, will present "Caring for Native American Clients," from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in 201 Back, College of Nursing, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29, IVN Room 119, Abbott Hall.

Liz Tyree, Nursing.



"The People's Law School," a course on how our legal system works, will be held in seven Thursday evening sessions, April 5, 12, 19, 26, and May 3, 10 and 17. Classes are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be taught by judges and lawyers who are members of the State Bar Association of North Dakota.

We all have questions concerning the law. Answers can be difficult to obtain and if we do get an answer, sometimes we still do not understand! Why, for example, does a wife have to sign a deed to land that belongs only to her husband and vice-versa? Why does a tenant sometimes have to give 30 days notice and other times not? If your 12-year-old joins a record club, are you responsible for it? Why do you have to pay for the window your child broke?

The Information and Service Committee of the State Bar Association began the People's Law School of North Dakota to provide information and explanations on a variety of topics. After attending the People's Law School, you'll have a greater understanding of the law and how it affects us.

You will have an opportunity to raise questions during the presentations. In addition, our instructors may discuss legal problems with you privately, or refer you to an attorney who specializes in handling your type of situation.

Tuition for the seven weeks is $35. This fee includes a binder of materials, instruction in seven legal topics, and a certificate of attendance.

For more information, or to register, contact the State Bar Association of North Dakota, P.O. Box 2136, Bismarck, ND 58502-2136, (701) 255-1404 or (800) 472-2685, or Allison Knight, Program Coordinator; or Brenda Keller, Program Assistant, Division of Continuing Education, P.O. Box 9021, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9021, 777-2663 or 1-800-342-8230.

Division of Continuing Education.



The dates for Getting Started 2001 An Advisement and Registration Program for New Freshmen - have been set and are listed below:

Presidential Scholars Registration: June 12, 13; Outstanding High School Leadership Award Recipients, June 14, 15; Pacesetters: June 18, 19; Honors, Integrated Studies: June 20; Getting Started 2001 Program: June 21 to July 27 (holiday, no program on July 4, 5, 6). There will be no Saturday program this year.

Getting Started 2001 is a program in which new first year students, admitted for the fall 2001 semester, are invited to come to campus for advisement and registration. Program activities begin at 8:15 a.m. and include a welcome to the University, campus and community videos, a higher education presentation, housing, financial aid, business office, and student affairs presentation, mathematics and foreign language testing for students, and individual academic advisement and registration. There is also a separate, simultaneous program for the families of students, in which families learn about adjustments involved in sending a student to college. The day usually concludes around 3 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding the Getting Started 2001 program, please contact me.

Kacie Jossart, Student Academic Services, 777-2117.




While the following announcement is primarily directed toward those who do historical research, this is a very broad-ranging conference in terms of the topics covered and the definition of historical is equally broad. The organizers would therefore strongly encourage paper and panel proposals from many different parts of the UND community.

Call for Papers

The 36th Northern Great Plains History Conference: The First Conference of the New Millennium will be held Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 10-13, at the Holiday Inn and Ramada Inn in Grand Forks. The Department of History will host.

Proposals for papers or sessions in any area of history or history-related subjects are welcome. The organizers of this year's NGPHC are actively seeking sessions sponsored by as diverse a group of historians as possible (nascent labor, oral, social, classical, economic, and environmental history associations spring to mind in this regard). Papers and sessions based upon innovative research methodologies and incorporating novel theoretical perspectives or utilizing inter-disciplinary approaches are particularly welcome. A keynote session on recording and writing the history of a contemporary disaster, in this case the Red River Flood of 1997, is also being planned. Yet another session will deal with the topic, "Life After a History Degree," a panel discussion which we hope will be of particular use to our student attendees. Finally, we hope to incorporate even more papers and panels than usual which deal with various aspects of Canadian history and with both the parallels and points of departure between Canadian and U.S. history.

In keeping with the NGPHC tradition of being "student-friendly," several sessions featuring the work of graduate students will be offered, while at least two sessions will be reserved for outstanding undergraduate papers. Instructors who are leading honors seminars or offering the department's senior capstone course this academic year are invited to encourage their most promising students to submit proposals for these sessions. Students are, however, also free to submit paper and panel proposals which would follow the more traditional conference format.

All paper and panel proposals must be submitted by Sunday, April 15. Send one page abstracts and a short vita (e-mail submissions are quite acceptable) to me.

Jim Mochoruk, Department of History, University of North Dakota, Box 8096, Grand Forks, ND 58202, 777-3381, james_mochoruk@und.nodak.edu.



"Unsatisfactory Progress Report" forms are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon Friday, March 9. Please adhere to the following procedures to assure that accurate information is transmitted to students.

1. The departmental office picks up forms Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27, and transmits them to teaching faculty through routine procedures.

2. Faculty complete a form for each class section.

NOTE: Forms for all sections are to be completed and returned. If no students are deficient, the blank sheet must be signed and returned. It is considered verification that the instructor considers no students to be deficient at this time.

3. If the form includes names of students who have never attended class, mark them as failing. This information should initiate action by the student to correct any error in registration prior to the last day to drop (Friday, March 30).

4. If a student is attending a class and the name is not listed on the deficiency form, it is an indication that the student's registration is in error. The student should not be allowed to continue attending the class, but should be directed to the Office of the Registrar to correct the problem.

5. The "Unsatisfactory Progress Report" forms are to be completed by all faculty members and returned to the Office of the Registrar no later than noon Friday, March 9. Adherence to this schedule is essential since computer processing is done over the weekend. Unsatisfactory progress reports will be mailed to students during the week beginning March 13.

6. DO NOT SEND THROUGH THE MAIL. Please return forms directly to the Office of the Registrar, 201 Twamley Hall.If you have any questions, please call our office at 777-2711.

Nancy Krogh, University Registrar.



The 2001-2002 UND Returning Student Scholarship Application is available online at the Student Financial Aid Office Home Page, www.und.edu/dept/finaid. This is also the application form current scholarship recipients should use to renew their award. The priority deadline for applications is Thursday, March 15.

Applications are also available at the Student Financial Aid Office, 216 Twamley Hall, P.O. Box 8371, Grand Forks, ND 58202- 8371, 777-3121 (office), 777-2040 (fax), sfa@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Alice Hoffert, Director, Student Financial Aid.



The following UND faculty have been selected to participate in the Bush Teaching Scholars fellowship program for 2001-2002:

Marjorie Bock (Teaching and Learning), Jon Jackson (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Cindy Juntunen (Counseling), Evguenii Kozliak (Chemistry), Melinda Leach (Anthropology), Charles Miller (Philosophy and Religion), Douglas Munski (Geography), Katherine Norman (Music), Marcel Robles (Information Systems and Business Education), and Dave Yearwood (Industrial Technology).

Part of a larger faculty development grant from the Bush Foundation, the Bush Teaching Scholars program is designed to promote and support faculty leadership in the areas of innovative teaching and assessment.

Over the next three years, it will bring together three groups of outstanding UND faculty dedicated to investigating significant issues related to teaching and learning in their fields. Serving for one-year terms, participants receive a $3,000 fellowship stipend, which enables them to take part in a two-week summer seminar, pursue a teaching project of their own design, and meet together on a monthly basis during the following academic year.

This year's group was chosen by a committee appointed by the Provost and composed of five UND teaching award winners: Patti Alleva (Law), Cindy Anderson (Nursing), Lynne Chalmers (Teaching and Learning), Richard Ludtke (Sociology), and Ken Ruit (Anatomy and Cell Biology). OID Director Libby Rankin and Bush Faculty Program Coordinator Anne Kelsch will co-facilitate the group.

Additional information on the Bush Teaching Scholars Program is available through the Office of Instructional Development. The application process and deadline for next year will be announced in the fall.

Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.




More than $20,500 was awarded at the Founders Day Banquet Feb. 22 to eight faculty members and three departments for outstanding contributions in teaching, research and public service.

The honorees received plaques and cash awards at the banquet, which marks the 118th anniversary of the founding of UND. Also honored were retired and retiring personnel, and faculty and staff who have served 25 years at UND. The awards are possible with grants from the UND Foundation, the Fellows of the University Inc., the University of North Dakota and UND Student Government.

This year's recipients include:

* Irina Smoliakova, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, UND Foundation Faculty Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and plaque;

* Jeanne Anderegg, Honors Coordinator, Honors Program, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and plaque;

* Jeff Carmichael, Assistant Professor of Biology, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and plaque;

* Alexander Bott, Professor of Law, UND Foundation/Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence, $2,000 and plaque;

* Richard Vari, Associate Professor, UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty Development and Service, $2,000 and plaque;

* Cindy Juntunen, Associate Professor and Chair of Counseling, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Creative Activity and Service, $2,500 and plaque;

* Leon Osborne, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research, $2,000 and plaque;

* Janet Hunt, Research Nutritionist at the Human Nutrition Research Center, The Sigma Xi Faculty Award for Outstanding Scientific Research, medallion and cash award;

* Department of Computer Science, UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and plaque;

* Department of Family and Community Nursing, Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Service, $2,000 and plaque;

* Department of Neuroscience, Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, $2,000 and plaque.

UND also honored 18 retiring faculty and staff, and 27 faculty and staff members who have served the University for 25 years.

Retiring Faculty and Staff:

Alexander J. Bott, Professor, Law School; Cheryl Danduran, Human Resources Manager, Energy and Environmental Research Center; Vern Dondoneau, Grounds Supervisor, Facilities; Mary Lou Fuller, Professor, Teaching and Learning; Frank R. Karner, Professor, Geology; Eva Krogstad, Cook, Dining Services; Kenneth Ness, Photolithographer, Printing Center; Connie R. Norling, Telecommunications Specialist, Telecommunications; Thomas C. Owens, Interim Dean, School of Engineering and Mines; Roger J. Peterson, Carpenter, Facilities; Donald L. Piper, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management; Jeanette Prax, Administrative Assistant, Facilities; Samuel V. Pupino, Manager, Dining Services; Patricia Rolland, Administrative Secretary, Art Department; Cleo Rowe, Clerk, Chester Fritz Library; H. B. Slotnick, Professor, Neuroscience; Eileen Tompkins, Administrative Secretary, Music Department; William J. Wrenn, Professor, Biology.

25-Year Employees:

Randall S. Bohlman, Facilities; Jerry A. Braaten, Facilities; Jacqueline Brockling, Facilities; A. Wayne Bruce, Pathology; Ronald Bruski, Facilities; Ardell Byzewski, Facilities; Mary L. Coleman, Pathology; Richard Crawford, Biology; Glinda Crawford, Sociology; Gale Delude, Facilities; Gary R. Dubuque, Mechanical Engineering; Mary Ann Gregoire, Atmospheric Sciences; Lannie Hallin, Facilities/Residence Services; David Hassett, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Robert Jacobson, Facilities; Teckla Jacobson, Facilities; Ginni Kroocmo, Office of Vice President for Finance and Operations; Richard Larson, University Relations; Randy Lee, School of Law; Dennis R. Morseth, Facilities; David C. Perry, Social Work; Douglas P. Peters, Psychology; Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett, Energy & Environmental Research Center; Patricia Ryan-Schmidt, Facilities; Daniel Sheridan, Former Professor of English; LuAnn K. Johnson, Human Nutrition Research Center; Phyllis Trelfa, School of Law.



The President's Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) is seeking new members to assist in work that is deemed important to the work life of staff, faculty, and students on campus. Individuals will be appointed by President Kupchella and will serve on the committee for three years. If you wish to be considered, please send your name and a short statement of interest to Kathy Coudle King, President, PAC-W, at kathleen_king@und.nodak.edu. Appointments are being considered for vacated seats beginning Fall 2001.

Kathy Coudle King, President, PAC-W.



The Women's History Month Executive Committee is soliciting nominations to honor women of courage and vision. Please send an e- mail with the name of the nominee and a brief reason for the nomination to Kay or Patty at the UND Women's Center (undwomenscenter@und.nodak.edu).

Barbara Handy-Marchello, History Department.



Friday, June 15, is the last day to order software through the Site License Program for this fiscal year. SAS and ESRI expire June 30. Mathematica expires Aug. 15, and AutoCAD/Autodesk expire in October.

Elmer Morlock, Computer Center.



I would like to draw your attention to the HECN Site License Code of Ethics policy article below. Please read carefully because it does mean you.

We have added several pages to the software licensing site. The first is a Code of Ethics page. This page is part of the North Dakota University System (NDUS) policy manual for all HECN campuses. The responsibilities of anyone who uses NDUS owned equipment are outlined. There is a link to the NDUS policy manual, which will give the entire section covering software usage, including duplication and/or installation.

It is important that each member of your department is aware of these policies. Each individual is responsible for the software installed on their machine/workstation.

Some easy tips to keep pirated software off your machines:

* If you don't have a license for the product, don't install it

* For shareware software, either buy the license or uninstall it when the trial period is over. Leaving shareware titles on your machine after trial period expirations is considered pirated software. If it doesn't work, get rid of it.

* If you have annually renewable software on your machine but have not renewed it because it still works, you need to renew it or remove it. It's kind of like driving on a expired driver's license; law enforcement officials tend to frown on that as do software companies. The penalties are less for the drivers' license infringement.

* If your department is ever audited, you will need to have proof of purchase for each copy of a software title that is installed. Having the CD is not proof of purchase. Your receipt (paid invoice, cash register receipt, etc.) is your proof of purchase.

Also added were several pages for our specialty software, like SPSS, Mathematica etc. These pages will give you information on the product, where to find additional information and the dates covered by the non-prorated, annually renewable licenses.

All of the new pages can be accessed from the Software Licensing homepage at http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/its/software_licensing/software.html .

The code of ethics link can be found at the top of the center section. Specialty pages can be found under the Other Services category also found in the center section.

The purpose of the code of ethics is to state the HECN's policy concerning software installation and duplication. All employees shall use software only in accordance with the license agreement. Any other duplication of licensed software except for backup and archival purposes is a violation of the law.

Unlawful duplication of copyrighted computer software violates the HECN's standards of conduct.

The following points must be followed in order to comply with software license agreements:

* All software must be used in accordance with the license agreements.

* No employee (faculty/staff/student) of HECN will make any unauthorized copies of any software under any circumstances.

* Anyone found unlawfully copying or installing software is subject to institutional disciplinary policies and may be subject to civil and criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment.

* No employee (faculty/staff/student) shall give software to any non-HECN employee, including clients, customers and others.

* Any employee (faculty/staff/student) who determines that there may be a misuse of software within their institution/department shall notify their campus computer center/help desk or campus counsel.

* All software used by the HECN on HECN computers will be properly purchased through appropriate procedures.

Please see the North Dakota University System Policy Manual Section: 1901.2 Computing Facilities for additional information.

Elmer Morlock, Computer Center.



Spring Break hours for the Thormodsgard Law Library are: Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, closed; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Regular hours resume Sunday, March 18.

Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.



The campus shuttle's new bus has a built-in wheelchair lift along with 45 seats and space for wheelchairs. The University has also purchased a new People Mover van which is equipped to transport people with disabilities. The van will be available to UND student groups and requires no special license to operate. The new vehicles have been in use since the beginning of the semester.

Jim Uhlir, Director of Auxiliary Services and Transportation.


Rates Changed For State Fleet Vehicles

As of March 1, the North Dakota State Fleet adjusted their motor pool rates as follows. Please use these rates when calculating a trip using a motor pool vehicle. If there are any questions, please call me at 777-4123.

Vehicle Type, Rate Per Mile*

Compact Sedan, 0.240

Compact Stationwagon, 0.240

Minivan, 0.350

Van, 8 passenger, 0.410

Van, 12 passenger, 0.410

Van, 15 passenger, 0.410

Compact 4x4/Jeep, 0.330

Suburban, 6 passenger, 0.490

Chevy S-10 Pickup, 0.400

Cargo Van-Full Size, 0.520

Mini Cargo Van, 0.400

*Note: Rates may be adjusted periodically.

Drivers for vans available upon request.

Mary Metcalf, Transportation.



Please pre-register by calling Staci at the U2 office, 777-2128 or use e-mail at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, for the following workshops.

Excel 00 Level I, March 12, 14, and 16, 1:30 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson Hall II.

Pardon Me, Your Manners are Showing, March 13, 9 to 10:30 a.m. OR March 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 235 Rural Technology Center.

Word 00 Level III, March 13 and 15, 1 to 4:30 p.m., 361 Upson Hall II.

How to Deal with Difficult People, March 14, 9 to 11 a.m., 235 Rural Technology Center.

Log on to the U2 web site for other personal and professional development learning opportunities at www.conted.und.edu/U2.

Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University Coordinator.



This week on "Studio One," make-up artist Nancy McKay will discuss permanent cosmetic techniques on the Thursday, March 2, edition of "Studio One" live at 5 p.m. on Channel 3 in Grand Forks.

Permanent cosmetics are a lighter version of tattooing. According to McKay, a variety of enhancements can be tattooed onto a face, including eyeliner, lipstick and eyebrows. Birthmarks and stretch marks can also be covered. McKay will discuss who uses this technique and why it is becoming popular.

"Studio One" will also feature a segment about President Bush's proposal to eliminate the estate tax. Farmers and small family business owners across the country are affected by the estate tax and are waiting to see how Bush's policies will play out over the next four years.

"Studio One" is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7 and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs "Studio One" on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Jena Pierce, UND Studio One Marketing Team.



You can recycle envelopes with windows and post-it notes. All paper envelopes are recyclable. There are also envelopes made from HDPE (plastic) called Tyvek envelopes. These envelopes are usually white and are very tough. They do not tear easily and have a slick feeling. They can be sent to the Recycling Office, P.O. Box 9032, for recycling.

Janice Troitte, Recycling Coordinator.




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


Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellowships provide funding for American postdoctoral scientists in the bio-medical and behavioral sciences to pursue collaborative research in Japan for periods ranging from 3-11 months. To be eligible for this award, the American scientist must have received the doctoral degree within 10 years prior to April 1 of the fiscal year for which the award is made. Deadlines: 4/28/01, 10/28/01. Contact: International Research and Awards Branch, 301/496-1653; m3p@cu.nih.gov; http://www.nih.gov/fic/programs/jspspostdoc.html.

- - - - - - - - - - - -


The Writer's Film Project (WFP) offers fiction, theater, and film writers the opportunity to begin a career in screenwriting. WFP writers are chosen by competition, evaluated on the basis of prose and dramatic writing samples. This year, up to 5 writers will be chosen to participate; each will receive a $20,000 stipend to cover his or her living expenses. During the 12-month program in Los Angeles, each writer will be required to create 2 original, feature-length screenplays. Deadline: 5/15/01. Contact: PMB 544, Info@chesterfield-co.com; http://www.chesterfield-co.com/html/application.html.

- - - - - - - - - - - -


Support is provided to U.S. nonprofit organizations for projects that serve to protect the natural environment. Two areas of priority to help achieve a healthy planet are supported: protection of vital ecosystems in the eastern U.S. and supporting the shift towards environmentally sustainable economic systems, incentives, and behaviors. Letters of inquiry must be submitted rather than full proposals, which will be invited. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. The deadline for full proposals in 2001 will be August 15. Contact: Jenny Russell, 617/696-3580; merck@merckff.org; http://www.merckff.org.

- - - - - - - - - - - -


The Public Works and Economic Development Program supports projects designed to help distressed communities attract new industry, encourage business expansion, diversify local economies, and generate long-term, private sector jobs. Eligible applicants include colleges and universities, state and local governments, and non-profit organizations. For FY 2001, $286,069,000 is available. Deadline: None. Contact: Margot Leydic-Boyd, 202/482-4085; mleydic-boyd@doc.gov; http://www.doc.gov/eda/pdf/GPO26198.PDF.

Partnership Planning Grants support the formulation and implementation of economic development programs designed to create or retain permanent jobs and increase income for the unemployed and underemployed in areas of economic distress. In FY 2001, $23,947,000 has been appropriated for program funding. Deadline: None. Contact: See above.

The University Center Program is a federal/academic partnership that makes resources at institutions of higher education available to the economic development community. The program supports institutions of higher education in establishing and operating outreach programs that use resources to provide technical assistance on economic development projects and programs. University Centers are evaluated at least once every 3 years. Eligible applicants include public and private institutions of higher education. Deadline: None. Contact: See above.

- - - - - - - - - - - -


The purpose of the Dibner Postdoctoral Program is to help institutions secure a permanent position in the history of science. The fellowship may also be shared between institutions. The Society requires that the host institution provide at least 50 percent of the salary and benefits for the postdoctoral fellow. Deadline: 4/2/01. Contact: Jay Malone, 206/543-9366; Box 351330, 236 Johnson Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1330; hssexec@u.washington.edu.

- - - - - - - - - - - -


Funds are available to help individuals with expenses in the publication of works of musical scholarship, including books, articles, and works in non-print media. Although the maximum subvention available is $2,500, it is anticipated that most subventions will range between $500-$2,000. Contact: 215/898-8698; ams@sas.upenn.edu; http://www.sas.upenn.edu/music/ams/subvention.html. Dead-lines: 3/15/01, 9/15/01.

- - - - - - - - - - - -


Support is provided for research projects in all areas of neuroscience that pertain directly or indirectly to schizophrenia and mental disease and for the protection of the environment. Eligible applicants must be faculty members at a university or an affiliated non-profit research centre anywhere in the world. Grants are $300,000 (Canadian) each and 3 years in duration. Deadlines: 5/1/01 (Letter of Intent); 10/1/01 (Invited Applications). Contact: 514/843-5112; 1350 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1050, Montreal, QC H3G 1J1, Canada; http://www.ejlb.qc.ca/ehtml/prog.html.

- - - - - - - - - - - -


The Trust supports biomedical research and the performing arts that have far-reaching humanitarian and cultural impact. In the Biomedical Program, the Trust generally supports clinical investigation by established scientists. Projects should be innovative and designed to improve medical practice or prevent disease. The Performing Arts Program supports qualified institutions that will benefit the public as a result of the grant. Grant recipients are qualified institutions in the U.S. Grants are up to $100,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years. Contact: The Trustees, 212-754-2890; 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152. Deadline: None.

- - - - - - - - - - - -


The Foundation's mission is to improve quality of life now and in the future for children, families, and communities around the world. Grants are made in the following areas: Education (Early Childhood)--programs that improve daycare availability, standards, curriculum and staff training; Community Development--community development corporations, intermediary organizations, and community development financial institutions that focus on affordable housing, economic development, micro-credit programs, welfare-to-work initiatives, and community infrastructure improvements; Education (Colleges and Universities)--to increase access to higher education and representation within the work-place for minorities and women; Arts and Culture--for arts education programs that enhance learning and increase student access to leading visual and performing arts institutions; Health and Human Services--community-based health and human services programs and disaster relief efforts in Citigroup company locations. Contact: Charles V. Raymond, 212/559-9163; http://www.citigroup.com. Dead-line: None.

- - - - - - - - - - - -


Support is provided to museums, universities, libraries, schools and other qualified nonprofit organizations for grants in the visual arts, natural sciences, and programs in the visual arts and natural sciences in public and nonprofit independent schools. Deadline: None. Contact: info@christensenfund.org; http://www.christensenfund.org/grants.html.

- - - - - - - - - - - -


The Research Grants Program supports scholars undertaking research directly related to a better under-standing of factors affecting the quality of life for the long-term future of humanity. New Futures/Special Projects Grants of $1,000-$9,000 are available for seed money grants for new scholars, new projects, and new organizations. Future of Humanity Grants of $10,000-$25,000 will fund established scholars, significant research projects, and established organizations. Appropriate areas for the Future of Humanity Research Programs include all of those fields that may have a significant impact on the quality of human life during the coming millennia. Areas of interest within the physical and social sciences include, but are not limited to, research into the social, genetic, biological, medical, psycho-logical, physiological, cultural, and environmental factors that may affect the quality of the human condition. Projects in the International Collaboration on the Future of Humanity category include those that develop international collaboration through cooperative research, or those that enable individuals at smaller institutions to participate in international future of humanity research projects. Deadlines: 4/30/01, 10/31/01. Contact: Carolyn Hobart, 425/451-1333; carolynhobart@futurefoundation.org; http://www.futurefoundation.org/grants/index.html.

- - - - - - - - - - - -


The sponsors invite applications for participation in a Cooperative Multicenter Research Network to Test Glucose Sensors in Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. This collaborative research consortium will utilize new continuous glucose monitoring devices to: 1) evaluate glycemic control and the incidence, magnitude, and duration of hypoglycemia in a contemporaneous population of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus; and 2) evaluate glucose homeostasis in children without diabetes. This consortium may also evaluate the value of providing data from these devices to health care professionals with regard to achieving glycemic control and minimizing hypoglycemia in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. The Clinical Centers will recruit subjects, and develop and implement a common protocol. The NICHD and NIDDK intend to commit approximately $2 million in total costs (Direct plus Facilities and Administrative costs) in FY 2001 to fund four Clinical Center applications. The cooperative clinical research (U10) award mechanism, an "assistance" mechanism (rather than an "acquisition" mechanism) will be used. Contact: Karen K. Winer, NICHD, 301/435-6877, WinerK@mail.nih.gov; Joan T. Harmon, NIDDK, 301/301-594-8813, harmonj@extra.niddk.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-01-009.html. Deadlines: 3/27/01 (Letter of Intent), 5/11/01 (Proposal).

- - - - - - - - - - - -


The Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDDN) of the NIDDK invites applications using the small grant (R03) mechanism in an attempt to encourage innovative clinical and epidemiological re-search into new therapies or means of prevention of digestive diseases and nutritional disorders. This announcement specifically encourages submission of applications for pilot studies leading to full-scale clinical trials and epidemiological studies relating to digestive diseases and nutritional disorders. These R03 projects should focus on research that is particularly innovative and/or potentially of high impact. High impact research involves feasibility studies in which the technological, methodological, or theoretical approach to a problem lacks an historical precedent or sufficient preliminary data, but whose successful outcome would have a major effect on a scientific area. Areas of special interest include but are not limited to: inflammatory bowel disease in children and adults; motility disorders of children; celiac disease; functional bowel disease; non-ulcer dyspepsia; Barrett's esophagus; peptic ulcer disease caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents; endoscopic management of biliary disorders; acute and chronic diverticulitis; acute and chronic pancreatitis including hereditary pancreatitis; autoimmune hepatitis; primary biliary cirrhosis; sclerosing cholangitis; Wilson's disease; biliary atresia; neonatal hepatitis; chronic hepatitis B and C; hepatotoxicity; prevention and treatment of complications of liver transplantation; living donor liver transplantation; small bowel transplantation; nutritional support of patients with intestinal failure; surgical therapy of obesity; binge eating disorders; anorexia nervosa and bulimia. This announcement updates a previous request by increasing the maximum direct costs avail-able from $50,000-$100,000 and a refocus on different priority areas for clinical research in digestive diseases and nutrition. Deadlines: 2/1, 6/1, 10/1. Contact: Patricia Robuck, 301/594-8879; pr132q@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-056.html.

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


UNIVERSITY LETTER is published weekly (bi-weekly during the summer) and distributed at no charge to members of the University community. It is also available online at http://blogs.und.edu/uletter/.

All articles submitted for publication should be labeled "University Letter" and must reach the editor by 1 p.m. Tuesday. Electronic submissions may be sent to jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu. Attachments to University Letter require approval of the editor and an account number. University Letter is issued by the UND Office of University Relations, Jan Orvik, editor, Box 7144, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731.

UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.


Last Updated:Wednesday, February 28, 2001
Maintained by:Webmaster
Contact: Webmaster

Go To Top To Home Page