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University Letter

April 21, 2000

Volume 37 No. 33

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 37, Number 33, April 21, 2000

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

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CONTENTS

EVENTS TO NOTE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

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DID YOU KNOW?

For a decade before 1917 there was considerable eagerness to discard the school colors, pink and green, for the more conventional and masculine colors, black and gold. Frank McVey's administration unofficially adopted the new colors and would no doubt have become permanent had it not been for protests from influential alumni and students. In the 1920s green and white were adopted as the athletic colors and have continued in use since.

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PRESIDENTIAL BRIEFING SET FOR APRIL 26

President Kupchella will give a monthly briefing at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES PRESIDENT TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

American Association of State Colleges and Universities President Dr. Constantine (Deno) W. Curris will give the keynote address at Spring Commencement at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the Hyslop Sports Center.

Some 1,300 students are eligible to walk across the stage during President Charles Kupchella's first spring commencement. Kupchella presided over his first UND commencement in July 1999, his first month as the University's 10th president. UND typically graduates more than 2,000 students each year.

Dr. Constantine (Deno) W. Curris

Dr. Curris became the fourth chief executive for AASCU in October 1999. AASCU is a national association of over 400 public colleges and universities. A Kentucky native, Curris has served as president of three universities: Murray (Kentucky) State University for 10 years, the University of Northern Iowa for 12 years, and Clemson University for more than four years until his selection as AASCU president. The Murray State Student Center and the Northern Iowa Business Building bear his name.

Curris has pledged to be a strong advocate for public higher education and its students, and to assist AASCU chancellors and presidents to strengthen their institutions in order to meet public needs and expectations in the 21st century. Curris has been associated with AASCU since 1973 as a member of several Association committees, the Board of Directors and in 1995 as Chairman of the Board. Other professional experiences for Curris include appointments to the 1998 Commission on the Future of the South, the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities, the Education Commission of the States, the Iowa Board of Economic Development, the South Carolina Research Authority, and chaired the American Humanics and the Iowa Task Force on Teacher Educational Certification.

Curris, who goes by the nickname "Deno," received his baccalaureate and doctoral degrees from the University of Kentucky, and his master's from the University of Illinois. He is married to Jo Hern Curris, a tax attorney. They are parents of two adult children: Robert Alexander and Elena Diane.

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TOM CLIFFORD, BERNARD O'KELLY, DWIGHT BAUMAN WILL RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREES

President Emeritus Thomas Clifford and Arts and Sciences Dean Emeritus Bernard O'Kelly will receive honorary degrees at Spring commencement Sunday, May 14. Dwight Baumann, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, also will be awarded an honorary degree.

President Charles Kupchella says Clifford will receive a doctor of laws degree. He already has a bachelor's degree from UND. Kupchella said he was delighted to be recognizing Clifford and O'Kelly for their years of service to UND. He said the two had made "a longtime contribution" to making UND the place it is today.

Clifford, 79, was UND's president from 1971 to 1992, an era of rapid growth for the University. He previously served the school as a vice president of finance and dean of the business college. His freshman year at UND was in 1938.

Along with John Odegard, Clifford was instrumental in the creation of an Aerospace School at UND. Under his leadership, the campus grew by more than $100 million in new buildings and additions. UND research increased from less than $1 million to $40 million a year. Clifford and his wife Gayle still own a home in Grand Forks.

O'Kelly, who grew up in Winnipeg's St. James neighborhood, was dean of UND's largest college from 1966 to 1995. When he retired, he was the longest serving dean of a college in the United States. O'Kelly, 73, continues to live in Grand Forks with his wife Marcia, a UND law professor. Based on information from the 4-18-00 Grand Forks Herald, written by Ian Swanson, and used with permission.

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KUPCHELLA REORGANIZES COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE

President Charles Kupchella today announced a reorganization that will return UND's Office of University Relations to reporting directly to him and will reconfigure the responsibilities of two long-time staff members.

David Vorland will return to the position of Director of University Relations, which he relinquished in 1993 to become a full-time executive assistant to former President Kendall Baker. James Penwarden, who had served as director while Vorland was assigned to the President's Office, will continue as associate director, assume the additional title of operations manager, and head up several initiatives in the areas of publications, graphic design, and Internet-based communication.

The office, UND's central public relations unit, had been moved in 1998 to UND's Division of Student and Outreach Services under its then new Vice President, Dr. Robert Boyd. Kupchella said he and Boyd revisited that decision because both believe the president must be directly involved in overseeing UND's efforts to build understanding and support among its constituencies.

"I look forward to having University Relations join the President's Office," said Kupchella. "This move will enable us to continue to focus our university-wide communications, particularly as we continue our systematic strategic planning process. It brings the University Relations office home to the President's Office, where you would find it on most campuses, and also allows us to keep a very capable communicator in Dave Vorland, who has been a great help to me during the past year."

The transfer will occur on July 1, Kupchella said.

Vorland served on the UND faculty from 1968 to 1970 and in 1974 was named Director of University Relations by former President Thomas J. Clifford. Vorland had intended to retire on July 1, but, Kupchella said, agreed to remain at UND in the new assignment.

"I believe the University is on the threshold of a bright new era of achievement and of service to North Dakota," Vorland said. "It will be my privilege to play a part in building that future."

Penwarden began at UND in 1965 as news bureau director and, after a stint at New Mexico State University from 1968 to 1970, has served in a number of communications related positions in the University Relations Office.

Kupchella said he would not replace Vorland with a full-time executive assistant, but instead would likely ask a UND faculty member to provide his office with specialized expertise on a part-time basis.

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EVENTS TO NOTE

STUDIO ONE LISTS GUESTS

Camp Director Linda Eikman will discuss Camp Good Mourning, the benefits to children and how to become a volunteer on the Thursday, April 20, edition of "Studio One" live at 5 p.m. on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Camp Good Mourning is a grief camp for children and teens who have lost a loved one. It helps bring children together who have suffered a loss so they can support one another. The camp takes place each June for three days in Park River, N.D.

"Studio One" will also feature a segment that looks how some people put a "bang" into their lives. The East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club was started over 50 years ago. The club helps members with their accuracy and speed but many members say they most enjoy the camaraderie among members. The club offers many age groups a chance to gain friendships and an opportunity to do what they love.

"Studio One" is an award-winning news and information program produced at the Television Center. The program airs live on 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, and Minneapolis.

Krysta Hovland, UND Studio One Marketing Team.

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MEDICARE REFORM AND PATIENT SAFETY ARE FOCUS OF DEAN'S HOUR PRESENTATION

Mary Wakefield, Professor and Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., will discuss Medicare reform during a Dean's Hour presentation at noon Tuesday, April 25, in the Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Her talk is titled "Medicare Reform and Patient Safety: Public Policy Considerations." Wakefield, who was chief of staff for Sen. Kent Conrad from 1993 to 1996, serves on the advisory commission of the federal Office of Rural Health policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also is serving a three-year term on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

A former faculty member of the UND College of Nursing, she earned a B.S. in nursing at the University of Mary in Bismarck and M.S. and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin.

The presentation is sponsored in part by the Vernon E. Wagner Memorial Endowment. The Dean's Hour Lecture Series is a forum designed to analyze and discuss ideas and issues concerning the health care system and the practice of medicine. For more information, contact the office of the Dean at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777-2514.

H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS FEATURE RUSSIA, AUSTRIA

The International Organization and International programs will hold a video review and group discussion, "Great Decisions 1999 - Russia: Is it the End of a Partnership?" from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Leadership Inspiration Center, third floor, Memorial Union. This event is sponsored by the Memorial Union and International Programs.

Austria Culture Night will be featured at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. This event is free and open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Barry Stinson, International Program Coordinator.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR RODNEY AND JOYCE MEDALEN

The Division of Accounting and Finance and School of Engineering and Mines will host a joint retirement reception for Rodney and Joyce Medalen Wednesday, April 26, from 2 to 4 in the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. Rodney Medalen, Associate Professor of Accounting and Busines Law, has been on the faculty at UND for 33 years. We will all miss his enthusiasm, dedication and good humor! Joyce Medalen began her career as a part-time staff member in Mechanical Engineering in the Fall of 1965. Over the past 35 years she has continued to work in the department as well as for the School of Engineering and Mines. Currently, she is an Administrative Assistant in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Director for Women in Engineering, and Counselor of the University of North Dakota Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers. She will retire June 30. Please join us in wishing the Medalens well.

Division of Accounting and Finance and School of Engineering and Mines.

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PHOTOS DISPLAYED AT MUSEUM

An exhibition of 80, large-format color photographs by Boston photographer Jim Dow will open at the North Dakota Museum of Art Sunday, April 23. The public is invited to attend an informal gallery talk followed by a reception for the photographer on Wednesday, April 26, at 4 p.m.

This exhibition, portraying the rural folk art culture of North Dakota, was commissioned by the North Dakota Museum of Art in the 1980s with a grant from Target Stores through the Dayton Hudson Foundation. Dow and his wife Jacquie spent three months traveling 4,000 miles throughout the state, capturing a diverse range of folk art including country signage, hand-painted billboards, abandoned churches, quirky neon lights, artisans' workshops, unusual windmills, empty sports arenas, assemblages of cans shaped into sculptures, barn paintings, road signs created by local residents, artwork found in country bars, ornate grave-markers, and icons and altar-pieces in country churches that reflect the legacy of immigrant forefathers.

A sports fan, Dow has photographed numerous arenas. He was one of the official photographers of the Los Angeles Olympics and has photographed, by commission, all of the major league football stadiums in the country. While working in North Dakota in the early 1980s, he photographed many regional ball fields and arenas, from children's pick-up lots to the UND Engelstad Arena. Two years ago he returned to photograph all of the baseball stadiums in the Prairie League, including Grand Forks.

Jim Dow's interest in photography began at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1960s where he earned an undergraduate degree in graphic design. His discovery of "American Photographs," Walker Evans' book of documentary photographs, was the catalyst for his passion for a straightforward, factual approach to photography. Dow worked as a photographic printer for Walker Evans and the Museum of Modern Art from 1970 through 1972, and made the bulk of the prints shown in the huge Evans Retrospective at the Museum in 1972, as well as those used for the monograph, Walker Evans.

Presently on the staff of Harvard University, Dow also teaches in the Boston Museum/Tufts University Combined Program. Dow has taught at Princeton University, the Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver, B.C., and has been a visiting lecturer and teacher at several other universities.

Jim Dow: Photographs of North Dakota Environmental Folk Art will be shown at the Museum through June 18. All of the photos in the show will become part of the Museum's Permanent Collection. The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the campus of the University of North Dakota. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission charge.

For more information call 777-4195.

North Dakota Museum of Art.

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SEARCH FOR DIFFERENCE SETS WILL BE DISCUSSED AT COLLOQUIUM

The Mathematics Department Colloquium for Thursday, April 27, will be presented by Michael Turnbaugh, graduate student in Mathematics. He will discuss his research on "A Search for Difference Sets." In this talk he will present a methodology for finding difference sets of a finite group using results from group representation theory, number theory and ring theory. The colloquium will be presented from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 309 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served in the Mathematics Department lounge, 325 Witmer Hall, at 3 p.m. All are welcome.

Bruce Dearden, Professor and Chair of Mathematics.

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WOMEN WRITERS TO SPEAK AT MUSEUM

Three published writers, Elizabeth Hampsten, Jane Kurtz, and Alice Lee, will read from their works and take part in a panel discussion on writing Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Women Writers Tell Stories, the last event in the Museum's Writers' Series for the 1999-2000 season, is free and open to the public.

Elizabeth Hampsten, essayist, is the author of two books based on North Dakota women's letters and diaries: "Read This Only to Yourself: The Private Writings of Midwestern Women" (1982), "Settlers' Children" (1991), and a volume of personal essays, "Mother's Letters" (1993), based on letters Hampsten's mother wrote to her parents. Currently, Hampsten has been living part of the year in Uruguay, translating "testimonies," or personal accounts by Uruguayan women about their experiences during the Uruguayan dictatorship (1973-84), some in prison, some not, as well as works of fiction. Hampsten has been teaching literature and writing in the UND English Department since 1966, after studying at universities in Arizona, Montana, and Washington.

Jane Kurtz, children's book author, lived in Ethiopia for most of her childhood and young adult years. That experience became the background for many of her award-winning picture books, including "Fire on the Mountain," and "Trouble," and for a much-acclaimed first novel, "The Storyteller's Beads." In writing her 1999 young middle-grade novel, "I'm Sorry, Almira Ann," Kurtz reached farther back in her family's history to her great great great grandmother who traveled over the Oregon Trail. Her newest picture book, "River Friendly, River Wild," published by Simon & Schuster this year, is receiving laudatory reviews nationwide. "Personal, searing poems" tell the story of one family's experience living through the Red River flood of 1997 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Kurtz and her family live in Grand Forks. Kurtz teaches part-time in the English Department at UND and travels around the country and to East Africa on speaking engagements.

Alice Lee, of Cree Nation and English descent, was born in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada. A published playwright, fiction writer and poet, Lee's work has been broadcast on CBC Radio Canada and used as part of a special Canada Day broadcast on CBC TV. Her two plays, "Dance Me Born" and "Juliet and Juliet," have been professionally produced in Calgary, Alberta. Her work has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in Canada and the United States, including Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska Press, Sanscrit, University of Calgary, New Breed Magazine, Grain, Writing the Circle, NeWest Press, Out of Place, Coteau Books, Gatherings, Theytus Books, Ltd., and Translit, Calgary Translators. Her educational writing has been used for curriculum development for public elementary school children and high school students, and some of her published work has appeared in a psychology textbook for education students, anthologized and used in women's studies, literature, and human sexuality classes. Lee has taught creative writing workshops and participated in public readings. She lives and writes in Grand Forks and returns often to Canada to participate in readings.

The North Dakota Museum of Art Writer's Series, begun in 1992 as the Readers Series, has featured Native American and Norwegian storytellers, Firehall Theater actors under the direction of Steve Saari, and poets, fiction writers, and playwrights including William Borden, Martha Meek, Mark Vinz, and David Mason. The 2000-2001 season will include the Museum's traditional winter Sunday afternoon storytelling.

For further information call the Museum at 777-4195.

North Dakota Museum of Art.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR LEE FURMAN

Leola Furman, Associate Professor of Social Work and Coordinator of B.S.S.W., will retire from the University after more than 25 years of service. She co-authored a book, "Spirituality and Religion in Social Work Practice"; serves on the Board of the Grand Forks Mission and the Altru Foundation. She has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, Augsburg College. She will move to Minneapolis to be closer to her family and will teach part-time at Augsburg College. She has two sons, Eric and Jon, both of whom graduated from the University. Please join us in wishing her well on Thursday, April 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Department of Social Work.

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BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES PLANNED

The Foundations of Biomedical Science Seminar will be held Fridays from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 5510, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. On Friday, April 28, Thomas Silhavy, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, will present "Parallel Pathways Perceive Periplasmic Problems."

Jon Jackson, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

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PHYSICS WILL DISCUSS MAGNETORESISTANCE

The department of Physics will hold a colloquium Friday, April 28, in which Gwyn Williams, University of Manitoba, will present "Colossal Magnetoresistance in Perovskites and Pyrochlores: an Overview." Coffee and cookies will be served prior to the presentation at 3 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall; the colloquium begins at 3:30 p.m. in 209 Witmer Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Department of Physics.

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MASTERWORKS CONCERT FEATURES MOZART'S REQUIEM

The Grand Forks Master Chorale and UND Concert Choir will feature Mozart's "Requiem" at this year's Masterworks Concert Sunday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1001 17th Ave. S. The combined choir of more than 100 voices will be directed by James Rodde (Music).

The Mozart "Requiem," one of the best-loved works for chorus and orchestra, has probably become even better known since the production of Peter Schaffer's "Amadeus." This play and film dramatized vividly the writing of the "Requiem" at the end of Mozart's short life. The composer was commissioned by a stranger to write the work in 1791. As his health declined during that year, Mozart became convinced that he was writing his own requiem mass. The work, unfinished at the time of his death, was completed by a pupil and fellow composer, Franz Sussmayer.

In addition to the "Requiem," the Masterworks Concert program will include Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus" and Johannes Brahms' "Nanie." The orchestra for this performance is made up of members of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony and other musicians from the region. Tickets for the Masterworks Concert will be sold at the door, at $10 general admission and $5 for students.

Ruth Marshall, Grand Forks Master Chorale.

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESIDENT MARK YUDOF TO VISIT UND CAMPUS, GIVE LECTURE

Dr. Mark Yudof, the 14th President of the University of Minnesota, will give a public lecture on the role of the public university in the 21st Century Monday, May 1, on the UND campus. Yudof's talk is part of the Inaugural Year Celebration honoring Dr. Charles Kupchella's first year as the 10th president of UND.

Co-sponsored by the UND Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa, the lecture is set for 2:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. A public reception, sponsored by President Kupchella, will follow the public lecture in the Fireside Lounge of the Memorial Union.

In addition to the lecture, Yudof will meet with President Kupchella and members of the University and Grand Forks communities. He will also take part in an informal discussion/conversation/questions and responses in Swanson Hall's Rooms 10 and 12 (lower level, accessible through Swanson's east door or from the lower level of the Memorial Union), hosted by the College of Education and Human Development, from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Visiting UND along with president Yudof will be his wife, Judy Yudof, and University of Minnesota Vice President for Institutional Relations Sandra Gardebring.

Randy Lee (Law), for the Alpha of North Dakota Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR MONTE PHILLIPS

Monte Phillips, Professor of Civil Engineering, will retire May 15, after 31 years of service. UND employees and families are invited to attend an open house reception for him on Friday, May 5, from 1:30 to 3 p.m at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. Please join us in wishing Monte the very best in his retirement.

Department of Civil Engineering.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUMMER 2000 TEACHING AND TECHNOLOGY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED

The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies is pleased to announce the following faculty development opportunities for early summer. The workshops will take place on the UND campus, Devils Lake, and Fargo. The workshops are one-day, two-day, or a week in length. The attachments to the University Letter provide instructions on the application process.

Online Instruction, May 22-25: Sponsored by the State Board of Higher Education and the Higher Education Computer Network. UND application deadline is May 15 (see attachment to the newsletter). As a result of the success and excellent evaluations of last spring's online faculty development workshop, the Academic Affairs Council requested additional faculty development in online instruction be offered this spring. The State Board and Higher Education Computer Network (HECN) are jointly sponsoring two faculty development workshops. Workshops will be offered using WebCT and Blackboard courseware during the fourth week of May. Workshop sponsors will cover all costs related to registration, room/board on the hosting campus, and mileage for one vehicle from each campus.

Teaching with Technology: A Workshop for Novice Technology Users, June 12-16, UND campus: Co- sponsored by the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies and the Office of Instructional Development. Application deadline is April 28 (see attachment to the newsletter). This workshop is designed for faculty especially novice technology users who want to learn how to use technology to enhance traditional classroom teaching.

Extend the Classroom Experience: Putting Your Course Materials on the Web, June 19 and 21, 10 a.m. to noon, or June 20 and 22, 1 to 3 p.m.: 108 Robertson/Sayre Hall, UND campus. Call 777-4150 to register. The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies is pleased to announce the availability of Blackboard CourseInfo software for UND course web sites. Are you starting to plan for your fall courses? Do you want to communicate with your students more effectively beyond the classroom? Do you want to take advantage of Web technology without having to become a webmaster? CourseInfo provides a powerful and easy-to-use-tool suite for faculty in all subject areas. Faculty will be able to point and click to incorporate learning materials from word processors, presentations and multimedia files. It also has useful interactive communication features, which allow for online quizzes, discussion and collaborative group work. We'll discuss the pedagogical issues surrounding the development learning activities that utilize computer-mediated communication.

For further information, contact me at 777-2129 or kathy_smart@mail.und.nodak.edu

Kathy Smart, Director, Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies.

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DOCTORAL EXAMS SET FOR FOUR CANDIDATES

The final examination for Cynthia Booth, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Room 208, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Certified Athletic Trainers' Perceptions of Gender Equity and Barriers to Advancement in Selected Practice Settings." Gerald Bass (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Brian Moritz, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in physics, is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, in 215 Witmer Hall. The dissertation title is "Vector Difference Calculus." William Schwalm (Physics) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Dennis Bolen, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning - higher education, is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Business Alumni and Business Faculty Perceptions of Graduates' Finance Capabilities: A Study of Small Private Colleges in the Upper Midwest." Richard Landry (Educational Foundations and Research) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Kari L. Berg, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning - higher education, is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is "An Introduction to Formal Sexuality Education: A Qualitative Study." Kathleen Gershman (Educational Foundations and Research) is the committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.

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MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION BY DOBRANSKI RUNS THROUGH MAY 5

"Following Bliss" a Master of Fine Arts drawings exhibition by Keith Dobranski, is currently showing at the Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will run through Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An artist's reception will be held Friday, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for the Department of Visual Arts.

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PLEASE RETURN CRISIS RESPONSE SURVEYS SOON

If you received a Crisis Response Team/Dean of Students Assessment survey, we hope you will fill it out and return it. Your opinion and ideas are important. Please take the time to respond so that we can continue to improve even more the high quality services that are currently being provided. Thank you.

Jerry Bulisco, Crisis Response Team.

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ORDER SITE LICENSE SOFTWARE BY JUNE 15

The last day this fiscal year to order Site License software is Thursday, June 15.

Elmer Morlock, Computer Center.

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YOU CAN NOW VIEW YOUR AMERICAN EXPRESS CORPORATE CARD ACCOUNT ONLINE

American Express invites you to view your American Express Corporate Card account online. This complimentary service will offer you added convenience and greater control in managing your expense reporting. Highlights of this service include the ability to: review previously billed, current, and unbilled charges; review corporate direct payments and personal payments applied to your account; dispute a charge online, if needed; and access customer service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To Log On To American Express Online Services, point your browser to: http://www.americanexpress.com/expressnet/interim.shtml .

If you have already registered your Personal American Express Card in the American Express Online Services program, click on the "Check Your Bill" link and login using your existing User ID and password. You will be able to add your American Express Corporate Card to your existing registration by clicking on the "Update your Online Profile" link which appears on the left hand menu bar once you are logged in.

Specific instructions follow:

Never registered - select REGISTER

Step#1:

Create User ID

Enter the following info:

E-mail address (optional)

Name (as it appears in the card)

Card Acct #

Last 4 digits of SSN

Birthdate

Click on the REGISTER NOW! button

Step#2:

Create password

Already registered - select CHECK YOUR BILL (this is to be used in cases where the card members are already registered with their personal cards)

Enter User ID and Password to access the system

Click on UPDATE YOUR ONLINE PROFILE

Click on ADD A NEW CARD ACCOUNT

Enter the following info:

Name (as it appears in the card)

Card Acct#

Last 4 digits of SSN

Birthdate

Click on the SUBMIT button

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Operations.

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COMPUTER CENTER LISTS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The Computer Center will close for the Good Friday holiday at 1 a.m. Friday, April 21, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Saturday, April 22.

Marv Hanson, Associate Director, Computer Center.

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OIP SPONSORS TRAVEL BOOK DRIVE

The Office of International Programs needs your old, and not so old, travel books. If you have new or used travel books that you no longer need, please donate them to the OIP to help build the Study Abroad Resource Room. Books can be dropped off at the International Centre at 2908 University Ave., sent through campus mail, or can be picked up by giving the OIP a call at 777-6438.

-- Barry Stinson, Office of International Programs.

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SCHOLARLY JOURNAL PUBLISHES SPECIAL EDITION ON FLOOD

Applied Behavioral Science Review has recently published a special issue, guest edited by Kathleen Tiemann and Clifford Staples (Sociology) titled "The Red River Valley Flood of 1997" (Vol. 7, No. 2). This special issue contains articles by several current and former UND faculty and students. The contents include: "From the Editors," by Kathleen Tiemann and Clifford Staples; "Who Decides? Forecasts and Responsibilities in the 1997 Red River Flood," by Roger Pielke; "Gender Patterns in Flood Evacuation: A Case Study in Canada's Red River Valley," by Elaine Einarson and Joseph Scanlon; "Women's Roles in a Disaster," by Alice Fothergill; "Graffiti on the Great Plains: A Social Reaction to the Red River Valley Flood of 1997," by Carol A. Hagen, Morten G. Ender, Kathleen A. Tiemann, and Clifford O. Hagen, Jr.; "Psychological Distress During the Red River Valley Flood: Predictive Utility of a Conservation of Resources Model," by H. Katherine O'Neill, Blake A. Evans, Michael D. Bussman, and D. Kimberly Standberg; "Flood Insurance: A Survey of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Homeowners," by Ronald Pynn and Greta M. Ljung; "The 1997 Red River Flood: Impact on Marital Relationships," by Karen M. Davis and Morten G. Ender; "Human Service Providers' Perceptions of System Response to the 1997 Red River of the North Flood," by Thomasine Heitkamp; and "Risk of Domestic Violence after Flood Impact: Effects of Social Support, Age, and History of Domestic Violence," by Petra Clemens, Jennifer R. Hietala, Mamie J. Rytter, Robin A. Schmidt, and Donna J. Reese. Single copies of this special issue can be obtained from Elsevier Science Inc., 655 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10010-5107.

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AAUW SEEKS BOOK DONATIONS

Moving? Cleaning? The American Association of University Women (AAUW) needs your used, donated books. Please call 775-7027 or 772-9293 for pick-up.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for Wanda Weir, AAUW Publicity Chair.

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ITEMS OFFERED TO PUBLIC VIA SEALED BIDS

The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed, high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, patio bricks, natural gas furnaces, and several other 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, April 24-27.

Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.

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LAST WEDNESDAY OF MONTH IS DENIM DAY

Denim Day is coming! April 26 is the last Wednesday of the month and that means you can wear your Denim Day button, pay your dollar, and enjoy wearing your casual duds in the middle of the week. All proceeds to charity, as always! Tired of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I'll set you up with buttons and posters for your area.

Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services/University Relations, 777-3791, for the Denim Day Committee.

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UPC WILL PRESENT MOVIE, "HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL"

The University Program Council will present "House on Haunted Hill," Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. This is a horror film that will leave you at the edge of your seat. It is free of charge to all UND students and community members.

Maria Albertson, University Program Council Public Relations.

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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED

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

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (SFSP)

The Research Grants Program and Young Investigator Award provide up to $30,000/year for studies of the clinical, biological, or psychosocial aspects of suicide. Funds are intended to support research activities of a small number of individual investigators with preference given to junior investigators with an academic rank no higher than assistant professor. Investigators are expected to have a mentor advising on the project. An extra $5,000/year is awarded to the mentor. Senior investigators can apply for a grant without a mentor. Duration is 1-2 years. There are no citizenship restrictions. Deadline: 12/15/00. Contact: Shelly Wynecoop, 212/363-3500; fax 212/363-6237; inquiry@afsp.org; http://www.afsp.org/research/grants.htm.

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ITTLESON FOUNDATION, INC.

The Foundation provides seed money for the start-up of innovative programs that will improve the social welfare of citizens of the U.S. Preference is given to pilot projects, test and demonstration projects, and applied research which, if successful, informs public policy. Such projects should be of national scope or significance beyond the local area of implementation. Populations of special interest are children and the elderly. Current areas of interest are AIDS, the environment, and mental health issues. Proposals are reviewed by the Board twice a year. Deadlines: 9/1/00, 4/1/01. Contact: Anthony C. Wood, 212/794-2008, http://www.ittlesonfoundation.org.

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HARRY FRANK GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION

Support is provided for research in any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that prom-ises to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Particular areas of interest concern violence, aggression, and dominance in relation to social change, socialization of children, intergroup conflict, drug trafficking and use, family relation-ships, and control of aggression and violence. Priority is also given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources. Deadline: 8/01/00. Contact: 212/644-4907, http://www.hfg.org/html.pages/grants.htm.

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AMERICAN WILDLIFE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.

The Foundation's objective is to promote and support the furtherance of fish and wildlife resources. Projects may involve research, natural history, or conservation education. Generally, grants are to be used as start-up funds and/or seed monies and do not exceed $2,000 each for summer or one-year project periods. Deadlines: 2/1, 8/1. Contact: John Hasenjager, 607/863-4195, jhas@odyssey.net.

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HELEN HAY WHITNEY FOUNDATION

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships support early postdoctoral research training in the basic biomedical sciences. Applicants must live in North America, hold the M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and have had less than one year of post-doctoral training by the deadline date. Duration is normally for a period of 3 years with annual stipends starting at $33,000. The research fellow's laboratory receives $2,000 annually for expenses. Application materials become available on March 15 of every year, and must be requested in writing or by fax. Deadline: 8/1/00. Contact: Barbara M. Hugonnet, 450 East 63rd Street New York , NY 10021-7928; fax 212/688-6794.

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WILLIAM T. GRANT FOUNDATION

The Faculty Scholars Program awards up to $50,000/year for 5 years to junior faculty members to conduct research relevant to understanding and promoting the well-being and healthy development of children, adolescents, and youth. The Foundation is interested in investigators who can use the award to bring a broadened and innovative focus to their research on youth development, for example, those from diverse disciplines as well as those (such as minority scholars) who are under- represented in research on adolescence and youth. Up to 5 new awards are made each year. Deadline: 7/1/00. Contact: Grants Coordinator, 212/752-0071, info@wtgrantfdn.org.

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CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports clinical and basic studies which will lead to the understanding, treatment, and prevention of cystic fibrosis. Several of the programs are described below. Deadlines: 9/1/00. Con-tact: 301/951-4422, info@cff.org; http://www.cff.org/research42.htm, 1-800-FIGHTCF.

Research Grants provide $60,000/annum for 2 years to established investigators to encourage develop-ment of new information that contributes to understanding the basic etiology and pathogene-sis of, or the development of new therapies for, cystic fibrosis.

Pilot and Feasibility Awards are provided for developing and testing new hypotheses and/or new meth-ods, and are intended to support promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to cystic fibrosis. Up to $40,000/year for 2 years may be requested.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered to researchers to conduct basic or clinical research related to cystic fibrosis. Stipends are $30,000 for the first year, $31,000 for the second, and, in some excep-tional cases, $33,000 for a third year of research.

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AMERICAN HONDA FOUNDATION

Grants support projects in the areas of youth and scientific education. "Youth" is defined as pre- natal through 21 years of age and "scientific education" encompasses the physical and life sciences, mathe-matics, and the environmental sciences. To be considered for funding, programs related to youth and scientific education should: be dedicated to improving the human condition of all mankind (humanistic); look to the future or be foresightful programs; be innovative and creative programs that propose untried methods which ultimately may result in providing solutions to the complex cultural, educational, scien-tific, and social concerns currently facing the American society; be broad in scope, intent, impact and outreach; possess a high potential for success with a relatively low incidence of duplication of effort. The following types of grants will be considered: seed, operating, project/program, general support/continuing support, challenge, matching, conditional, scholarships and fellowships, and proactive. Average grants range from $20,000-$50,000/year. Deadlines: 2/1/00, 5/1/00, 8/1/00, 11/1/00. Contact: Kathryn Carey, 310/781-4090, kcarey@amerhonda.com.

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AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH (AICR)

The Institute, through a cooperative agreement with the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), supports fundamental and applied research projects in diet, nutrition, and cancer. Studies relative to the modulatory effects of caloric restriction on metabolic processes related to cancer are encouraged. Research projects might, for example, investigate biological and biochemical processes by which caloric restriction may prevent or retard cancer development. Such processes include, but are not limited to immunologic, hormonal, enzymatic, and genetic processes as well as tumor cell growth, proliferation, differentiation, and metastasis. Funding up to $50,000/year is provided for up to 2 years. Grants are renewable. Deadlines: 6/30/00, 12/18/00. Contact: Research Department, 202/328-7744; research@aicr.org; http://www.aicr.org/research.htm.

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CANADIAN EMBASSY

The Government of Canada, through the Canadian Embassy, supports activities in the social sciences and humanities with a view to contributing to a better understanding of Canada and its relationship with the U.S. Priority topics are business and economic issues, Canadian values and culture, communications, environment, national and international security, natural resources, and trade. Supported activities include research, curriculum development for Canadian Studies programs, major conferences, graduate student fellowships, and fellowships for senior scholars. Deadlines: Vary with program. Contact: Academic Relations Office, Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20001; 202/682-7717; daniel.abele@dfait-maeci.gc.ca; http://www.canadianembassy.org.

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ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (ACYF)

Support is provided for student and faculty fellowships for investigator-initiated research in child abuse and neglect. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher learning, including law schools and medical school-s, teaching hospitals on behalf of qualified doctoral candidates in human service disciplines, law students, medical students, residents (medical, surgical, pediatric, or others), house officers (medical), or fellows (medical) enrolled in the institution and faculty employed by the institution. It is anticipated that up to 5 sites will be funded. The maximum federal share of the project is not to exceed $100,000/university or institution, at $18,750/student with a maximum of 4 student-candidates and $25,000/faculty candidate. There is no matching requirement. The project period is 17 months.

Support is also provided for training of child welfare practitioners to work effectively with youth transitioning out of foster care through the Federal Independent Living Program. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher learning with accredited social work education pro-grams, or other accredited bachelor- or graduate-level programs leading to a degree relevant to work in child welfare. It is anticipated that approximately 10 projects will be funded. The maximum federal share of the project is $200,000/year for up to 36 months.

Deadline: 6/12/00. Contact: ACYF Operations Center, 800/351-2293; cb@lcgnet.com; http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/CB.

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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE FOUNDATION

The Foundation Grants Program provides support in two major areas. Photography: support is pro-vided to museums, universities, and other public institutions by assisting in the creation or expansion of photography departments. Emphasis is on permanence, which is to say, the acquisition of photographs or support for study and exhibition facilities. Funding is also available for important exhibitions which ideally will be accompanied by quality catalogues, books, or other documents to insure their place as reference resources for the future documentation of photography as a fine art. AIDS Research: sup-ports scientific research being conducted for the treatment or cure of AIDS and HIV-related infections. Award size varies from project to project. No formal application forms are currently being utilized; applicants are requested to submit brief project descriptions. Deadline: None. Contact: Launa Beuhle-r, 212/941-4760; fax: 212/941-4764.

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Grant applications are requested for collaborative partnerships between academic or industrial research-ers from states eligible for the DOE/EPSCoR program and researchers at DOE's National Laborato-ries, facilities, and centers. The purpose of this program notice is to initiate and promote partnering and collaborative relationships that build beneficial energy-related research programs with strong par-ticipation by students, postdoctoral fellows and young faculty from EPSCoR states. Potential applicants are required to submit a brief preapplication. A response to the preapplications encouraging or dis-couraging a formal application will be communicated to the applicant within approximately 30 days of receipt. It is anticipated that approximately $3,000,000 will be available in FY 2001 for awards up to a maximum of $150,000 annually with terms from 1-3 years. Contact: Dr. Matesh N. Varma, DOE/EPSC-oR Program Manager, (301) 903-3209, matesh.varma@science.doe.gov. Deadlines: 10/3/-00 (preappli-cation), 1/16/01 (full proposal). Program Announcement: http://www.sc.doe.gov/production/bes/EPSCoR/APPLI1.HTM.

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

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UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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