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University Letter

September 14, 2001

Volume 39 No. 3


University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 39, Number 3, September 14, 2001

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The University Senate at its meeting on Sept. 6 approved, without dissent on the voice vote, the faculty research seed money plan assembled and proposed by a broad-based ad hoc University Senate committee of faculty over the summer.

Professor William Sheridan (biology), chairperson of the ad hoc committee, presented the plan and answered questions from members of the Senate. There is already money in hand to be awarded under the now-approved plan, and the procedures for applying for funding appeared in the Sept. 7 issue of this University Letter, retrievable from the online archive through the university's web site www.und.edu. Click "News," then "University Letter." The deadline for applications for the first round of funding is Thursday, Sept. 27.

Approval of the plan, and its already published and now in effect solicitation of applications, projects the immediate selection by departmental faculty governance processes of their representatives for the eight disciplinary review committees which constitute the initial screening bodies for funding applications. The awarding body, the Faculty Research Seed Money Council, consists of one representative from each of the eight disciplinary review committees, as chosen by each review committee's members.



"Genes, Alleles, and Mutations: Their Roles in Cancer and in Stem Cells" is the first talk in the 2001-2002 Faculty Lecture Series Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl in the Memorial Union. UND Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor William F. Sheridan will deliver the lecture. A reception starts at 4 p.m. and the lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. A question and answer period will follow.

Dr. Sheridan has been a member of UND's Department of Biology faculty for over 26 years. His 30-plus years of research in the areas of genetics, development, and tissue culture of maize have gained him international recognition in this field of study. His research on how genes control embryo development in plants (particularly maize) has earned him a variety of awards and honors, including a senior research fellowship to Denmark in 1977-78, the rank of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 1992 and UND's Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor title in 1991.

Sheridan conceived of and has been a major force in the development of an important research seed money partnership between UND, the Grand Forks City Council and the UND Foundation. Sheridan earned a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Illinois in 1965 and engaged in post-doctoral training at Yale University, 1966-68. He served on the faculty at the University of Missouri- Columbia prior to coming to UND in 1975.

Other lectures in the series include:
Tuesday, Oct. 23 "Super-Resolution Enhancement of Digital Imagery," Richard Schultz, associate professor of electrical engineering.
Tuesday, Nov. 27 "Directing Margaret Edson's Wit: Research and the Humanities," Kathleen McLennan, chair and associate professor of theatre arts.
Tuesday, Jan. 22 "The Making of an Oppositional Consciousness: Radicalism in a Conservative Prairie City," James Mochoruk, chair and associate professor of history.
Tuesday, Feb. 26 "Disaster as a Political Variable," Mary Grisez Kweit, chair and professor of political science and public administration.
Tuesday, April 9 "Life with Hemingway, or, Riding Papa's Coattails on the Academe Express," Robert W. Lewis, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English.



President Kupchella's State of the University Address will air on UND Cable Channel 3 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 18, 19, and 20.




A physics colloquium, "The Type Ia Supernova 1998aq and the Hubble Constant," will be presented by Francesca Boffi from the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md., at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in 209 Witmer Hall.

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



A biology seminar, "Building Consensus on Ecological Conservation and Planning: A Case Study from Nevada County, California" will be presented by Victor L. Barnett, research assistant, Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium, UND, at noon Friday, Sept. 14, in 141 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome.



The Chiara String Quartet begins the second and final year of their residency with the UND Music Department and the Greater Grand Forks Symphony with a public concert at the North Dakota Museum of Art Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Members of the quartet, Greg Beaver, cello, Rebecca Fisher and Julie Yoon, violins, and Jonah Sirota, viola, have returned to Grand Forks after spending the summer at the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies in Aspen, Colo. This year at UND they will serve as private instructors for UND students and teach a strings methods course and a class in chamber music performance, in addition to their public concerts. The program for Saturday's concert includes work by Haydn, Berg and Debussy. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 777-3359.



The Graduate Committee will meet Monday Sept. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:



The University will host its Annual Benefits Fair Monday, Sept. 17. The Benefits Fair will give employees the opportunity to talk individually with representatives about health, dental, and life insurance, retirement, tax sheltered annuities, FlexComp and other UND benefit programs. Employees are invited to stop in the south entrance of the Memorial Union Ballroom any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Spouses and friends are welcome.



The leadership workshop series, designed to help students explore leadership and develop an understanding of themselves, is set for Mondays at 3 p.m., Sept. 17 through Oct. 29, at the Leadership Inspiration Center, third floor, Memorial Union.

The series is based on "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey.

The schedule follows.

Sept. 17, Habit #1, "Be Proactive," presented by Kris Compton, senior manager, Alerus Financial.

Sept. 24, Habit #2, "Begin with the End in Mind," presented by Tony Trimarco, Work Force Development project planner, Continuing Education.

Oct. 1, Habit #3, "Put First Things First," presented by Connie Rae Bateman, assistant professor of marketing, entrepreneur/business owner, consultant/trainer, speaker.

Oct. 8, Habit #4, "Think Win/Win," presented by Captain Kari Welter, United States Air Force unit admissions officer, Detachment 610 Air Force ROTC, UND.

Oct. 15, Habit #5, "Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood," presented by Jeremy Falk, MBA student.

Oct. 22, Habit #6, "Synergize," presented by Wayne Bruce, professor of pathology, member, board of directors, Conflict Resolution Center.

Oct. 29, Habit #7, "Sharpen the Saw," presented by Sarah Bernhardt, Vanessa Rempel, gaduate service assistant, Women's Center.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend any part of the series. Certificates will be presented at the final session to those who have attended all sessions. The series is offered free of charge and pre-registration is not necessary.

It is sponsored by the Leadership Inspiration Center, Memorial Union. For more information, contact Cynthia Thompson, leadership coordinator, Memorial Union, 777-4076, cynthia_thompson @und.nodak.edu.



State Employee Recognition Week is set for next week. The schedule follows. Monday, Sept. 17, benefits fair: TIAA, CREF, South Side Ballroom, Memorial Union, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"Thanks for Keeping U2 A-Float," Memorial Union Patio (rain location, Sioux Room), 2 to 3:30 p.m., root beer floats and door prizes.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, hot dog lunch, behind the Memorial Union, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Have hot dogs for $1 (includes ice cream, chips, and pop).

Wednesday, Sept. 19, cookies and lemonade, Barnes and Noble University Bookstore, 3 to 6 p.m., with selected items on sale.
Golf night, two person best ball, Ray Richards Golf Course, 4:30 p.m. to close. RSVP: 777-4340, $7 for RSVP or $8 for walk-ins (includes golf, pop, chips, and hot dogs).

Thursday, Sept. 20, night staff appreciation, Ballroom, Memorial Union, 6 to 7 a.m. Enjoy rolls, juice, coffee, and door prizes.
Ice cream social, Ballroom, Memorial Union, 2 to 3:30 p.m., with door prizes.

Friday, Sept. 21, Ralph Engelstad Arena tour (filled).
Years of service colors day:

In addition during this week, there will be a shelter drive sponsored by UND Staff Senate.

Donations will support Prairie Harvest, Grand Forks Food Cupboard, Salvation Army, and St. Vincent DePaul. Drop-off sites will be located in selected buildings on campus.

Suggested items are food, powdered laundry soap, cleaning supplies, diapers, school supplies, personal care items, and toilet paper.

A discount from selected stores at Columbia Mall will be available through coupons available at the week's events or at the Columbia Mall service counter.

President Kupchella encourages supervisors to grant reasonable release time for employees who wish to participate. Please make arrangements with your supervisor to allow for coverage in your department. Dave Senne (Facilities) is chair of the State Employee Recognition Week Committee.



The School of Communication invites all the University community to a graduate studies colloquium Wednesday, Sept. 19, at noon in 334 O'Kelly Hall. Refreshments follow in Schlasinger Reading Room 200. "No Other Gods Before Me: The Self and the Technological Other," will be presented by Gary Krug (Communication). He will examine the use and presence of technology as a social process in the creation of self. Starting from Mead, Blumer, Denzin and others, he will examine how the characteristics of technological systems, particularly digital communications, foster the emergence of selves which are in fundamentally conflictual relationship within the lifeworld. These technologically oriented selves are explicitly catered to in advertising, software, and other venues and are increasingly articulating a legitimizing discourse.



The monthly meetings of the retired faculty will resume at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Christus Rex Fireside room. Breakfast items may be picked up at Tabula. Topic: "The best way for UND to reach the goal of 15,000 students..." All retired faculty are welcome to attend and comment on the topic. For more information, contact professor emeritus Lloyd Omdahl, Division of Economics and Public Affairs, 772-1348.



The International Centre will hold a study abroad fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. For more information, call the Centre at 777-4231.



The office of International Programs at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., will hold cultural programs at 7 p.m. Thursdays, which are open to all. The Sept. 20, program will feature India. Experience different cultures of the world, meet new friends from other nations, and learn about the variety the world offers. Events begin at 7 p.m. and end with a variety of delicacies cooked and served by international students. For more information, contact the International Centre at 777-4231.



Below is the final agenda for the State of the Faculty Conference to be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, in the Memorial Union. All faculty are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Brenda Keller (Continuing Education) at 777-4260. You may register online at: www.conted.und.edu/CCF.

The conference theme is "The Faculty Contract: Shared Faculty Governance and Compensation."

Friday, Sept. 21, 3 to 4 p.m., registration. 4 to 5 p.m., panel: "System Representatives," with the Chancellor, campus presidents and Higher Education board members discussing the system's view of faculty governance - emerging issues and challenges. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., dinner. 6:30 p.m., presentations by Martin D. Snyder, Ph.D., American Association of University Professors, and Daniel Georgianna, Ph.D., American Federation of Teachers and University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Both speakers are involved at the national level with faculty governance and will speak to present practices, possible threats and future potential. 8:30 p.m., social.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m., continental breakfast in Ballroom. 8:45 to 10 a.m., roundtable discussion on major faculty governance and compensation issues. Mixed discussion of administrators and faculty with audience interaction and discussion, to identify three to six major issues related to faculty governance and compensation in the North Dakota University System. 10 to 10:15 a.m., break. 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., three to six breakout groups on major issues. With a designated facilitator, each group will take up one of the major issues identified in the morning roundtable discussion and brainstorm on obstacles, opportunities, and possible solutions. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., plenary session. Reports from each breakout group, with discussion by the whole, directed toward generating concrete ideas and protocols for enhancing the effectiveness of faculty governance in the system and ensuring fair and attractive compensation packages. 12:45 to 2 p.m., working lunch break with continued plenary session. 2 p.m., conference closes.

For more information, contact James Grijalva (Law), faculty advisor, North Dakota Board of Higher Education, 777-2227, grijalva@law.und.edu.



A student leadership conference, "Leadership: A Journey, Not a Destination," is set for Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Gamble Hall.

Gordon Henry, vice president for student affairs emeritus and Amy (Kliniske) Warnke, member of the North Dakota House of Representatives will be keynote speakers for the conference. We are also pleased to offer a wide variety of outstanding educational sessions, presented by staff and faculty from the University. Session topics include program planning, stress management, conflict resolution, and presenting yourself professional, and more.

Cost is $10. To register, or for more information, contact Cynthia Thompson, leadership coordinator, Memorial Union, 777-4076 or cynthia_thompson@und.nodak.edu. The conference is sponsored by the Memorial Union.



Showing at the Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center, from Sept. 10-20 are drawings by Gary Nupdal; Sept. 24 to Oct. 4, master of fine arts exhibition by Chris Jury; Oct. 8 to 18, bachelor of fine arts exhibition by Julia Sanchez; Oct. 22 to Nov. 1, bachelor of fine arts exhibition by Darin Drummer; Nov. 5 to 15, bachelor of fine arts exhibition by Maureen Mavis; Nov. 19 to 29, bachelor of fine arts exhibition by Christa Kvasager; Dec. 3 to 13, bachelor of fine arts exhibition by Kerwin Kjelstrom; Jan. 7 to 24, photos by Erin Myers; Jan. 28 to Feb. 14, drawings by Terry Jelsing; Feb. 18 to 28, juried high school exhibit; March 4 to 28, invitational print exhibit; April 15 to 25, bachelor of fine arts exhibition by Nicole Wilken; April 29 to May 9, master of fine arts exhibition by Katie Guth.

Contact Brian Paulsen (Art) at 777-2906 for more information.



UND's Family Weekend is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, not Saturday and Sunday as noted in the UND Datebook. For a schedule of events, visit www.und.edu.



A northern plains conference on American Indian Team Names and Logos will take place Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 3-5, at the Memorial Union. The conference coincides with the opening of the Engelstad Arena, and will include legal, educational, psychological, spiritual, sports, historical and media-related round-table discussions on the impact of using this type of imagery. A change the name rally will also take place.

The conference agenda follows.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m., Winona LaDuke, activist, International Centre; 6 to 10 p.m., meal and open house, International Centre, 2908 University Ave.; 7 p.m., "Psychology of the Circle Today" workshop, with Charles Robertson Sr., founder of the Heart of the Earth Survival School in Minneapolis, featuring discussion and methods in spiritual awareness and political response.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 8 to 9 a.m., registration and continental breakfast, Memorial Union; 9 to 9:30 a.m., pipe ceremony and welcome, Clyde Bellecourt, CCHR, BRIDGES; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., "How Deep Does it Go?" with George E. "Tink" Tinker, Lutheran pastor, who will examine the spiritual and psychological impact of American Indian nicknames, logos and mascots on Native and non-Native people; roundtable, "Good Sportsmanship?" Is the use of American Indian nicknames, logos and mascots consistent with the core values of intercollegiate athletics?; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., luncheon, with speaker Vernon Bellecourt, president of the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., roundtable, "Is This Legal? Does it Matter?" exploring how federal Indian law affects the debate over intellectual property rights in the use of American Indian names and images; roundtable, "Telling the Real Story," how news media portrayals influence public perception of the debate over American Indian nicknames and logos. What role does corporate influence play in media coverage? Panelists include: Tim Giago, publisher, Lakota Journal; Mark Anthony Rolo, executive director, Native American Journalists Association; and Doreen Yellow Bird, journalist, Grand Forks Herald; 4 to 5:30 p.m., workshop, North Central Faculty Association Policy Development; roundtable, "Activism: The Challenges and Rewards of Being Active in the Struggle for Human Rights and Social Justice." Panelists include Betty Ann Gross, South Dakota activist; Dana Williams, student activist; Robert Eurich, founder of the American Indian Sports Team Mascots web site; 7 p.m., speaker, Charlene Teters, faculty member and interim dean at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Sante Fe, N.M.; the video, "In Whose Honor," will play throughout the day; 8 p.m., entertainment/concert/pizza party, Memorial Union Ballroom, creative resistance workshop, and pre-rally discussion training.

Friday, Oct. 5, 8 to 9:30 a.m., continental breakfast, Memorial Union; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., roundtable, "What are We Teaching?" addressing American Indian nicknames, logos and racial diversity in the classroom. Panelists include Carole Ann Heart, president, National Indian Education Association and Christine Rose, founder, STAR (Students and Teachers Against Racism); roundtable, student panel organized by BRIDGES (Building Roads Into Diverse Groups, Empowering Students); 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., luncheon. Tribal government leaders will speak; 1:30 to 3 p.m., roundtable, "Indians for Sale," fads and fashions in the marketing of American Indian names and images. Panelists include Carol Spindel, author of "Dancing at Halftime: Sports and the Controversy over American Indian Mascots; Oscar Arrendondo, artist; 3:30 to 4 p.m., pre-rally discussion. 4 p.m., march; 5 p.m., rally; 7:30 p.m., entertainment/concert, Memorial Union Ballroom.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m., potluck meal, location to be announced.

The artist Oscar Arrendondo's exhibits "Welcome to Cleveland" and "Mile in My Moccasins" will be on display throughout the conference. The artist will be available to answer questions.

Sponsors include the Campus Committee for Human Rights, BRIDGES, UND Indian Studies Department, Native Media Center, Native American Programs Office, Multicultural Student Services, Women Studies Program, INPSYDE Program, National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media, United Church of Christ, Racial Justice Ministry, American Indian Movement, Multicultural Awareness Committee, Otto Bremer Foundation, and UND Philosophy and Religion Department.

For more information and to register: www.und.edu/org/span/bridges/



Visiting scholar Rick Zoucha, assistant professor, Duquesne University College of Nursing, and president, Transcultural Nursing Society, will present "Understanding the Voice of La Raza: Promoting Cultural Care in the Latino Community" Thursday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. in 201 Back, College of Nursing.

For more information, contact Liz Tyree (Nursing), 777-4522.



The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Sept. 25. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

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

Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting. For more information, call 777-4279.




David Perry (social work) was elected 2001-2002 chair of the University Senate at that body's Sept. 6 meeting. The University Senate also elected Curt Stofferahn (sociology) as its vice chair for the year.

Mary Askim (marketing) and Thomasine Heitkamp (social work) were elected faculty representatives on the Committee on Committees. John Bridewell (aviation) was elected to a two-year term as faculty representative, and Student Government vice president Michael Cleveland was elected to a one-year term as student representative on the Senate Executive Committee. The executive committee, which establishes the agenda for meetings of the University Senate and acts in the Senate's place when necessary between Senate meetings, also includes new Senate chair David Perry, the Senate secretary Nancy Krogh (registrar) its immediate past chair Randy Lee (law), Glinda Lindseth (nursing, now in the second year of her two-year term as faculty representative), Thomas Petros (psychology) from UND's delegation to the Council of College Faculties, and Provost John Ettling.



The UND Student Financial Aid office web site has links to several free nationwide scholarship search services as well as a link to a database of scholarship information collected by UND. UND scholarship applications are also available online. Our web site is located at: www.und.edu/dept/finaid. Please help us get the word out to students about this valuable resource.



Juniors interested in a career in public service at the federal, state, or local level are urged to apply for a 2002 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The scholarship award covers eligible educational expenses up to $30,000 for the senior year and up to three years of graduate study.

While students majoring in political science and other social sciences are encouraged to apply, so are juniors majoring in other areas as well. Examples of other disciplines that could lead to a career in government include chemistry, engineering, foreign languages, mathematics, and computer science.

UND has had 10 Truman Scholars since the establishment of the scholarship in 1977. Last year's winner was McLain 'Mac' Schneider, a history major from Fargo. He was one of 70 selected out of over 600 applicants nationwide. Previous UND winners have gone on to study at prestigious graduate and professional schools such as Harvard, Michigan, Minnesota, and Syracuse.

Students who are interested in applying for this scholarship should contact Professor Mark Jendrysik, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, 265 Gamble Hall for information and applications, 777-3540, or e-mail mark_jendrysik@und.nodak.edu).

Interested students should also see the Truman Scholarship Foundation's web site at www.truman.gov for additional information.



Eligible faculty and staff who wish to apply for developmental leave projects during academic year 2002-2003 may submit proposals to the faculty member's chair and dean or the staff member's administrative supervisor according to the announced schedule. After review, recommendations and prioritizing at the college and/or administrative supervisory level, all proposals will then be forwarded to the Office of the vice president for academic affairs on or before Nov. 16, for review by the vice president for academic affairs and provost. Following presidential approval, applicants will be given notice of an approved or disapproved developmental leave. Confirmed and final approval of the proposals will be dependent upon the university's 2002-2003 salary budget being approved by the State Board of Higher Education.

As in the past, developmental leaves which are approved must be funded within existing departmental and college resources. Thus, it is likely that some very sound proposals may not be approved for budgetary reasons. Faculty and staff who expect to submit requests for developmental leaves should discuss their plans with their chairpersons, deans, and/or supervisors prior to formally submitting their proposals.

Developmental leave applications and copies of the State Board of Higher Education Policy 701.2 governing developmental leaves are available in the Office of Academic Affairs, 302 Twamley Hall.



Faculty and departments may subscribe to the newsletter, "The Teaching Professor," at a subsidized rate of $20 per year by contacting the Office of Instructional Development at 777-3325 or oid@und.nodak.edu by Friday, Sept. 14. This is an excellent monthly newsletter which focuses on teaching issues in higher education.



The personal vehicle mileage reimbursement rate changed to $0.25/mile on Aug. 1. A state vehicle should be used whenever possible, because state vehicle rates are more cost-effective for the University.

If a state vehicle is not available or if an exception has been granted from accounting services, the personal vehicle mileage rate will be reimbursed at $0.31/mile.

For example, an exception may occur due to medical reasons whereby an employee requires specific equipment that is not available in a state vehicle. For exceptions, an e-mail or memo should be submitted to Bonnie Nerby in accounting services detailing the reasons why only a personal vehicle can be used. Exceptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. Exceptions will not be granted for personal preferences. This includes employees who wish to use their personal vehicle so they can continue traveling for personal use after the business purpose is completed.

Whenever the employee plans to use a personal vehicle for business purposes, whether the reimbursement is at $0.25 or $0.31/mile, verbal pre-approval should be obtained from their supervisor or department head.

The approval, in written form, takes place when the supervisor/department head signs the travel expense voucher authorizing the employee's reimbursement.

Employees who incur a significant among of personal vehicle mileage for UND business travel should ask Transportation Department if they may obtain a state fleet vehicle dedicated for their use.

If you have questions, please contact Bonnie Nerby in accounting services at 777-2966 or bonnie_nerby@mail.und.nodak.edu.



The following travel agencies now charge service fees for airline ticket purchases:

Please submit employee ticket authorizations to accounting services prior to making reservations with the travel agencies for airline or Amtrak tickets. An out-of-state travel authorization form is no longer required. If an employee accepts the car rental insurance coverage offered by the rental car company for the covered territory (United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada) he/she will not be reimbursed for the insurance cost. When coverage is not provided by the University, the traveler should accept the car rental insurance required by that location and request reimbursement on the travel expense voucher.

Please refer to the accounting services web site for travel reimbursement policies and procedures at http://www.und.edu/dept/accounts

If you have any additional questions, please contact Bonnie nerby at 777-2966 or bonnie_nerby@mail.und.nodak.edu.



Following are upcoming University Within the University classes.


TCC Listing: Oct. 3, 9 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This class will show how to use TCC listings and provide clarification on how items should be coded. Instructor: Allison Peyton, accounting services.

Responsibilities and Accountability of Purchasing: Oct. 3, 10 to 11 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Find out who is responsible for the process of purchasing, obligations of process time, receiving acceptance, payment, product use, maintenance, insurance, and on to final disposal. Instructor: Linda Romuld, purchasing.


Supervisors' Role With Work Related Injuries: Oct. 3, 2 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall. This class is designed to identify the role and responsibilities of the supervisor when a work-related injury has taken place. UND's procedures will be reviewed as well as information about the North Dakota Workers' Compensations Bureau. Instructor: Claire Moen.


Computer Center classes are held in 361 Upson II, and require a working knowledge of Windows or a Windows class. Enrollment is limited to 12 in most cases, so please register early. A $10 manual is optional for Access (Levels II and III), Excel, Power Point, Windows, and all Word and WordPerfect classes. The cost for an Access Level I manual is $16. Instructors: Tracy Uhlir, GroupWise; Rose Keeley, TSO and PageCenter; Doris Bornhoeft, E-mail, HTML, and Netscape; Jim Malins, all other classes.

Access 00: Level I: Oct. 1-5, 1 to 4:15 p.m.* (16 Hours Total). Introduces Access and databases. Create tables, queries, forms, reports, and relationships. Import and export interface.

GroupWise 5.5: Beginning: Oct. 3, 9 to 11 a.m. Find out how to write notes, use the mail boxes and trash, customize GroupWise, and handle mail.

GroupWise 5.5: Intermediate: Oct. 4, 9 to 11 a.m. Prerequisite: GroupWise 5.5 Beginning. Learn how to have GroupWise 5.5 schedule your appointments and assign tasks.

HOW TO REGISTER: Registering for U2 workshops is easy! Contact Amy Noeldner at the University Within the University office by phone (777-2128), fax (777-2140), e-mail (U2@mail.und.nodak.edu), or mail to P.O. Box 7131. To register online, go to www.conted.und.edu/U2. Please provide the following information when you register: your name, department, box number, phone number, Social Security number (for accurate record keeping), and e-mail address, the title and date of the event, and the method of payment (ID billing, personal check, or credit card number and expiration date) if the event has a fee.



The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, CD's, records, metal desks, wood cabinets, granite slabs, and miscellaneous items. These may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse on the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 17- 20.



The American Association of University Women needs your used, donated books for their fall used book sale. Please call 775-7027 or 772-9293, or call Colleen Reuter (Veterans Upward bound) at 777-6465 for more information. AAUW promotes higher education for women and equal opportunity in the work place.




The North Dakota State Board of Agricultural Research and Education is calling for research proposals relating to wheat. Funding for the research comes through the Agricultural Research Fund (ARF). The ARF is funded from tax refunds on gasoline and gasohol used for agricultural purposes. For the current fiscal year, $567,585.27 is available for grants. This amount is distributed among 12 commodity-based granting committees based on percentages of cash receipts from farm marketings.

Committees will select projects based on the importance of the addressed problem to producers in the state of North Dakota, the impact of the proposed outcome, the generation of new information, and feasibility. For the current fiscal year, $148,991 is available for wheat related research. Some of these dollars may be committed to continuing projects.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Thursday, Oct. 11. Guidelines, policies and application forms can be found online at www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/sbare. Applicants should use the preproposal format. The preproposals are limited to three pages. Fourteen copies of the preproposal (including the original) should be delivered to: Lori Capouch, N.D. Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, 3201 Nygren Drive NW, P.O. Box 727, Mandan, ND 58554.

For additional information, contact Lori Capouch at 701-633-6501 or lcapouch@ndarec.com.



The North Dakota State Board of Agricultural Research and Education is calling for research proposals relating to animal agriculture, hay and new and emerging crops. Funding for the research comes through the Agricultural Research Fund (ARF), which is funded by tax refunds on gasoline and gasohol used for agricultural purposes. For the current fiscal year, $567,585.27 is available for grants. This amount is distributed among 12 commodity-based granting committees based on percentages of cash receipts from farm marketing.

Committees will select projects based on the importance of the addressed problem to producers in the state of North Dakota, the impact of the proposed outcome, the generation of new information, and feasibility. For the current fiscal year, the following is available:

  1. Animal Agriculture - $102,165*
  2. Hay - $11,919*
  3. New and Emerging Crops - $68,110*

* Some of these dollars may be committed to continuing projects.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Thursday, Oct. 11. Guidelines, policies and application forms can be found online at www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/sbare. Applicants should use the full proposal format. The proposals are limited to five pages of narrative plus supplements and attachments. Eleven copies of the proposal (including the original) should be mailed to: Lori Capouch, N.D. Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, P.O. Box 727, 3201 Nygren Drive NW, Mandan, ND 58554.

For additional information, contact Lori Capouch at 701-663-6501 or lcapouch@ndarec.com.



All persons affiliated with the University who wish to conduct research involving human subjects on or off campus must first receive approval of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). This includes use of, for example, educational tests; survey/interview procedures; observation of public behavior; study of existing data, records or specimens; taste/food quality evaluation; as well as clinical studies involving drugs, medical devices, collection of blood samples, etc. the establishment of the IRB at institutions like UND has been mandated by the federal government in order to protect human subjects.

Conducting human subjects research without IRB approval is unethical and contrary to the policies of UND and the Board of Higher Education. Failure to comply with IRB policies and procedures may result in project termination, interruption of research support, and, in some cases, a report to the federal agency funding the non-compliant research project. Therefore, we encourage you to protect yourselves by submitting your project to the IRB for review before the research begins.

This process is initiated by submitting a research protocol to the IRB. Forms are available in the Office of Research and Program Development (ORPD) in 105 Twamley Hall or on ORPD's home page at http:www.und.nodak.edu/dept/orpd.

There are three categories used in the review of research protocols. Most proposals will fall in the "exempt" or "expedited" categories and can, therefore, be reviewed by one member of the board. Approximately 14 days are required for the review of projects that fall in these categories. However, the individual reviewer may request additional information or refer the protocol to the full board. In either case, the review may take longer.

"Full board" review is required for projects with a physical risk or potential for injury or harm to the subject's dignity or well-being. This also includes projects which involve minors in survey or interview procedures, or in observation of public behavior when the observers participate in the activities observed. The full board meets on a monthly basis. The schedule of meeting and deadline dates for the coming year follows.

If full board review is required and the protocol involves clinical subjects, the Clinical Medical Subcommittee must also review the protocol and provide a recommendation to the IRB. This typically requires one additional week for the review process.

Recent regulations have specified that an educational program must be provided to investigators by institutions operating under the federal regulations governing human subjects research. The UND IRB has elected to use an internet-based set of modules sponsored by The Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) and the University of Miami. The CITI course consists of a group of modules encompassing the history of the IRB system, the regulations governing human subjects research, and topics specific to areas of particular importance, controversy or complexity. Each module has a quiz associated with it.

The UND IRB determined that a core curriculum of modules 1 -5, 7 and 11 must be taken by all investigators. Additional modules will be required when a research project covers topics within areas not included in the core curriculum. Registration for the modules is accessible at the URL www.miami.edu/citireg. Those registering for the course will receive a password by e-mail, generally within 24 hours. Specific UND requirements are listed on the UND institutional page available on the course site. The IRB coordinator and IRB members are available to make presentations to faculty/students/staff regarding IRB policies, procedures, etc. Also, ORPD has several videos and books which may be checked out by faculty members. If you are interested in either of these options, contact Renee Carlson at 777-4279, or renee_carlson@mail.und.nodak.edu The chair of the IRB is Peg Mohr (Physical Therapy).

University of North Dakota Institutional Review Board

Meeting and Deadline Dates: September 2001 to May 2002

Deadline: Clinical Proposals

Meeting Date Deadline: Proposals (Require Subcommittee and

(Meetings Held at 3 p.m.) Requiring Full Board Review Full Board Review)
Fri., Sept. 7, 2001 Tues., Aug. 28, 2001 Tues., Aug. 21, 2001
Fri., Oct. 5, 2001 Tues., Sept. 25, 2001 Tues., Sept. 18, 2001
Fri., Nov. 2, 2001 Tues., Oct. 23, 2001 Tues., Oct. 16, 2001
Fri., Dec. 7, 2001 Tues., Nov. 27, 2001 Tues., Nov. 20, 2001
Fri., Jan. 4, 2002 Wed., Dec. 26, 2001 Tues., Dec. 18, 201
Fri., Feb. 1, 2002 Tues., Jan. 22, 2002 Tues., Jan. 15, 2002
Fri., Mar. 1, 2002 Tues., Feb. 19, 2002 Tues., Feb. 12, 2002
Fri., Apr. 5, 2002 Tues., Mar. 26, 2002 Tues., Mar. 19, 2002
Fri., May 3, 2002 Tues., Apr. 23, 2002 Tues., Apr. 16, 2002

NOTE: All meetings will be held at 3 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. Alterations in location, date, or time will be announced in the University Letter prior to the meeting.



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


John Wasmuth Postdoctoral Fellowships are provided for research projects that will contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect of Huntington's disease. Awards range from $28,500-$43,000/year, plus $5,000 for supplies and are renewable for a second year. Research Grants of up to $50,000 are made for use as seed money for research projects that will contribute to identifying and understanding the basic defect in Huntington's disease. Areas of interest include trinucleotide expansions, animal models, gene therapy, neurobiology and development of the basal ganglia, cell survival and death, and intercellular signaling in striatal neurons. Contact: Allan J. Tobin, 310/575-9656; fax 310/575-9156; AllanTobin@hdfoundation.org; http://www.hdfoundation.org/funding/postdoct.htm; or http://www.hdfoundation.org/funding/grants.htm. Deadlines: 10/15/01, 2/15/02.

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The Radcliffe Research Support Program: Studying Diverse Lives Award will provide up to $5,000 to identify and archive studies that include racially and ethnically diverse samples which historically often have been ignored in social science research. The research must use data sets archived at the Center. Grants are generally limited to post-doctoral researchers. Deadlines: 10/15/01, 2/1/02. Contact: Grants Program Administrator, 617/495-8140; fax 617/496-3993; mrc@radcliffe.edu; http://www.radcliffe.edu/murray/grants/rrsp_diversity.htm.

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Fellowships of $45,000 each support women who are scholars, scientists, writers, or artists in any field to pursue independent study in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Eligible applicants must have received the Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree at least 2 years prior to appointment, or have comparable professional achievement. The term of the fellowship is one year. Visual artists and writers need not hold a terminal degree. Residence in the Boston area and participation in the Institute community are required during the fellowship year. Contact: 617/496-1324; fax 617/495-8136; fellowships@radcliffe.edu; http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/apply/radcliffe_fellowship.pdf. Deadline: 10/15/01.

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The Initiative to Develop Education Through Astronomy and Space Science (IDEAS) will provide start-up funding for education and public outreach projects in science education that feature active collaboration between astronomers/space scientists and formal education/informal education professionals. All proposals must include at least a professional astronomer/space scientist currently active in astronomy/space sciences research and a professional educator with at least 5 years experience in kindergarten-grade 14 or public education, currently employed by an education or informal science institution in the U.S. Funding ranges between $20,000-$50,000 for up to 2 years. Contact: Space Telescope Science Institute, ideas@stsci.edu; http://ideas.stsci.edu/CallforProposals.shtml. Deadline: 10/26/01.

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Investigator-initiated Conference Grants (R13) and Cooperative Agreement Awards (U13) are used to support scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops relevant to the NIH's scientific mission and to public health. Eligible applicants are U.S. institutions or organizations, including established scientific or professional societies. Support of meetings is contingent on the interests and priorities of the individual Institutes and Centers (I/C), as well as the investment that each I/C determines is appropriate. Both domestic and international meetings may be supported; however, an international meeting can be supported only through the U.S. representative organization of an established international scientific or professional society. Multiple year awards will use either mechanism for up to 5 years for conferences held annually or biennially on a recurring topic. Applications of interest to more than one I/C may be co-funded. Contact persons and interests of the various I/C are listed in the program announcement. Deadlines: 10/1/01, 2/1/02, 6/1/02, 10/1/02. Contact: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 20892-7710; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-151.html.

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Forty residential fellowships for one academic year with stipends up to $50,000 will be awarded to scholars with advanced studies in all fields of the humanities. Most fellowships are unrestricted. The following designated awards, however, are available for the academic year 2002-03: one in art history or visual culture; one for French history or culture; three for scholars in any humanistic field whose research concerns religion; and three for scholarship concerning nature, environmental history or ecological concerns. Applicants must hold a doctorate or have equivalent scholarly credentials, and a record of publication is expected. Both senior and younger scholars are eligible for fellowships, but the latter should be engaged in research well beyond the revision of a doctoral dissertation. Deadline: 10/15/01. Contact: 919/549-0661; fax 919/990-8535; nhc@ga.unc.edu; http://ipmwww.ncsu.edu:8080/fellowships/fellshipapinfo.htm.

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One-year training postdoctoral fellowships are provided to help investigators from all areas of science who can contribute to the understanding of the cause and treatment of Tourette Syndrome. Awards range from $15,000-$40,000, depending on the level of experience. Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent. Relevant scientific fields include biochemistry, epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, neuroanatomy, neurology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, and psychology. Areas of specific interest include: behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, basal ganglia physiology, neuropathology, neurochemistry, and clinical trials. Contact: Neal Swerdlow, 718/224-2999; fax 718/279-9596; tourette@ix.netcom.com; http://tsa.mgh.harvard.edu/. Deadlines: 10/12/01, 12/14/01.

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The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides support to strengthen the teaching and research careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Generally, 15 unrestricted awards of $60,000 each are made annually. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment and are normally expected to be in the early stages of their academic careers. Institutions may submit only one nomination annually. Duration may not exceed 5 years. Deadline: 11/15/01. Contact: 212/753- 1760; admin@dreyfus.org; http://www.dreyfus.org/tc.shtml.

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The Language Resource Centers Program will provide support to establish, strengthen and operate centers that serve as resources for improving the nation's capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages. Nine awards ranging from $200,000-$400,000 will be made. Awards will average $360,000/year for up to 48 months. Contact : Jose L. Martinez, 202/502-7635; jose.martinez@ed.gov; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2001_register&docid=01-22075-filed. Deadline: 11/5/01.

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School of Historical Studies Fellowships are provided for 1-2 terms of study and research at the Institute for Advanced Study's School of Historical Studies. The School is concerned principally with the history of western and near eastern civilization, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe, Islamic culture, and the history of art. Senior and younger scholars from research institutes and universities throughout the world are eligible. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required of all candidates at the time of application. Stipends are up to $15,000/term, or a maximum of up to $30,000 for 6 months. Contact: Marian Zelazny, 609/734-8300; fax 609/924-8399; mzelazny@ias.edu; http://www.hs.ias.edu/hsannoun.htm. Deadline: 11/15/01.

School of Social Science Fellowships support study and research concerned with a multidisciplinary, comparative, and international approach to social research in examining historical and contemporary problems at the School of Social Science in Princeton, New Jersey. Scholars from research institutes and universities throughout the world are eligible. Fields may include economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. The Institute encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature, and linguistics. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. by the November 15 deadline to be eligible. Stipends vary depending on the recipient's previous year's salary. Contact: 609/734-8250; fax 609/951-4457; ssaps@ias.edu; http://www.sss.ias.edu/home/applications.html. Deadline: 11/15/01.

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The Summer Business Reporting Internship Program seeks to encourage minority college sophomores to seek newspaper reporting internships early in their academic careers. Participants receive a $1,000 scholarship. Eligible applicants are members of minority groups who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents entering their junior year or second semester of their sophomore year in college. Deadline: 11/1/01. Contact: Jan Maressa, 609/452-2820; fax 609/520-5804; jan.maressa@dowjones.com.

The goal of Summer Editing Internship is to encourage young people to consider as careers copy editing in newspaper journalism, real-time financial information services as reporters and editors, and as developers and editors in online publication services. Students receive a $1,000 scholarship. Eligible applicants are full-time college juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Contact and Deadline: See above.

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Two-year fellowships are provided in the areas of societal production and utilization of energy. Students working toward a Ph.D. degree are awarded $25,000/year for 2 years. Contact: Lee R. Lynd, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 03755; http://www.linkenergy.org. Deadline: 12/1/01.

Fellowships ($20,000) are also offered to foster advanced level study in simulation and training research; to enhance and expand the theoretical and practical knowledge of how to train operators and users of complex systems and how to simulate the real- world environments in which they function; and to disseminate results of that research through lectures, seminars, and publications. Applicants should be working full time towards a degree in an established Doctoral program at a U.S. academic institution. Preference will be shown to proposals dealing directly with simulation and training and which explore ideas not yet fully tested. While in the past most fellowships have come from Engineering and Computer Science Departments, applicants from other disciplines are encouraged to apply. Deadline: 1/13/02. Contact: Marybeth Thompson, The Institute for Simulation and Training; fax 407/658-5059; thompson@ist.ucf.edu; http://www.ist.ucf.edu/link_foundation.htm.

Fellowships for doctoral research in Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation are awarded to full-time students in an established Ph.D. program. Grants are in the amount of $25,000. Contact: George A. Maul, Florida Institute of Technology; 321/674-8096; gmaul@fit.edu; http://www.fit.edu/dmes/link. Deadline: 1/15/02.

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The purpose of the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award Program is to help prepare and support new investigators with a M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. (physician-scientists) as they begin careers as independent clinical researchers. The program is limited to development of researchers in cardiovascular diseases, cancer, AIDS, sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders. Clinical Research Fellowships will provide support up to 2 years at the fellowship level, and can be transferred to a faculty level award for the following 3 years. During the fellowship period, the total annual award will be $65,000. Faculty level awards will provide $100,000/year for direct costs plus 8% for indirect costs for 3 years; the majority of awards will be renewed for another 2 years. The Dean of a school or equivalent in eligible teaching hospitals and independent research institutions must nominate applicants. The Foundation will accept only 2 applications (one at the research fellow level and one at the faculty level) per disease area from each institution. Deadlines: 11/8/01 (Letters of Nomination), 12/12/02 (Proposals). Contact: ddcf@aibs.org; http://ddcf.aibs.org/csa/index.asp.


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.

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