University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 24, February 16, 2001
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FACULTY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND HUMAN GENOME PROJECT DIRECTOR TALK, R&D SHOWCASE IN BISMARCK
March 5-7 will be an exciting time in Bismarck for those of us who are interested in research. Two back-to-back events will be of great interest:
Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute
There will be an opportunity Monday, March 5, (10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Inn) to visit with Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, about how to break into the NIH research arena, tips for new medical researchers, the future direction of NIH research funding and other topics of interest. This opportunity is open to all faculty members. Bus transportation (leaving at 5:30 a.m. Monday, March 5, from the south entrance of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences building and returning in the evening) will be available. Continental breakfast of coffee, juice and rolls will be provided on the bus. If you are interested in taking advantage of bus transportation, please contact the Office of University Relations at 777-2731.
Dr. Collins will be in Bismarck to take part in the "Women's Health Women's Lives" conference sponsored by Sen. Byron Dorgan. Anyone interested in the conference can find information at www.whwl.org.
On March 6-7, the University will actively co-sponsor the R&D Showcase at the Radisson Inn in Bismarck. This will be a showcase of research and development activities as they relate to economic development in North Dakota. The purpose of the showcase is to illustrate how discoveries lead to patents, how patents lead to licensing of commercially important ideas, and how, given the ways in which this process if facilitated in other states, we might enhance our commercialization of discoveries here in North Dakota. While there are several sponsors, the Showcase is being coordinated by our Energy & Environmental Research Center.
It is important that we have a good turnout from UND at both Dr. Collins' talk and the R&D Showcase. Please participate if you can. CALL UNIVERSITY RELATIONS AT 777-2731 BY THE END OF THE BUSINESS DAY ON FRIDAY, FEB. 23, IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND SO WE CAN SIGN YOU UP AND PAY YOUR REGISTRATION. Let us know if you need financial support to attend the Showcase.
We are making UND bus transportation available to and from Bismarck on Monday and Wednesday, March 5 and 7. The first bus will leave for Bismarck on Monday, March 5, at 5:30 a.m. and will leave again the same day at 4 p.m. for the return trip to Grand Forks. A second bus will leave Grand Forks on Monday at 3 p.m., arriving in Bismarck at approximately 8 p.m., and will return to Grand Forks on Wednesday, March 7, arriving back at the UND campus at about 8 p.m. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF BUS TRANSPORTATION, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU CONTACT THE OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS AT 777-2731 BY THE END OF THE BUSINESS DAY ON FRIDAY, FEB. 23. It will be important to get an accurate count.
If this is at all relevant to you and your college and department, I ask that you call attention to this opportunity to the appropriate individuals within your units.
A block of rooms at the Radisson Inn will be held until Friday, Feb. 23, at the special rate of $45 for a single and $65 for a double. Specify the "R&D Showcase" room block when you make your reservation. The Radisson's telephone number is (701) 258-7700.
Schedule of Events, March 5-7 (all events take place at the Radisson Inn in Bismarck):
Monday, March 5
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Women's Health-Women's Lives Conference, Radisson Inn.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health
7 to 9 p.m. - R&D Showcase starts with Evening Social and Opening Registration Exhibits Open
Tuesday, March 6
8:30 to 8:45 a.m. - Welcome. William Isaacson, President, North Dakota State Board of Higher Education; Larry Isaak, Chancellor, North Dakota University System (NDUS); Lee Peterson, Director, North Dakota Department of Economic Development and Finance
8:45 to 9:30 a.m. - Keynote: "Reinventing North Dakota," Gov. John Hoeven, Gary Nelson, Senate Majority Leader.
10:00 a.m. to noon - Opening Session Panel: "Role of Science and Technology," philosophical and cultural aspects of selected individual units which are catalysts for technology spin-off and commercialization. Moderator: Larry Isaak, Chancellor, NDUS. Panelists: Philip Boudjouk, Vice President of Research, Creative Activities, and Technology Transfer, NDSU; H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, UND; Gerald Groenewold, Director, Energy & Environmental Research Center, UND; Bruce Smith, Dean, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, UND; Richard Horsley, Associate Professor, Plant Sciences, NDSU.
Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Address: "WARF History: What Worked and Why"
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - "Current R&D in North Dakota Higher Education Examples of the Evolving Culture" specific examples of technology spin-offs that have partnered with industry and have commercialized or are in the process. Session Hosts: Charles Kupchella, President, UND; Joseph Chapman, President, NDSU; Presentations/Q&A: Bryce Fifield, Executive Director, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University; H. David Wilson, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, UND; Lisa Nolan, Associate Professor, Veterinary and Microbiological Science, NDSU; Michael Jones, Associate Director for Industrial Relations and Technology Commercialization, Energy & Environmental Research Center, UND; Gordon Bierwagen, Professor and Chair, Polymers and Coatings, NDSU; Bruce Smith, Dean, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, UND; Kenneth Nygard, Professor and Chair, Computer Science, NDSU.
4 to 5:30 p.m. - "Using R&D to Grow State Economies: A National Overview," Dan Berglund, Executive Director, State Science & Technology Institute, Westerville, Ohio.
6:30 p.m. - Dinner Speaker: Larry Ellison, Vice President, Research and Development, Eli Lilly & Company (to be invited).
Wednesday, March 7
8 to 9:30 a.m. - Panel: "Laboratory to the Marketplace," success stories of individuals who have established their own technology-based businesses as a spin-off from university research. Moderator: Dan Berglund, Executive Director, State Science & Technology Institute, Westerville, Ohio; Panelists: Leon Osborne, CEO, Meridian Environmental Technology, Inc., Grand Forks; Steven Benson, President, Microbeam Technologies Inc. (MTI), Grand Forks; Mike Chambers, President and CEO, Aldevron, LLC, Fargo; Brent Teiken, CEO, Sundog Interactive and Convexity LLC, Fargo.
10 to 11:30 a.m. - Panel: "Technology Entrepreneurship," overview of options and partnerships with financial institutions and venture capital groups. Moderator: Mark Krauseneck, President, Grand Forks Economic Development Corporation, Grand Forks; Panelists: venture capitalist, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation representative, William Isaacson, President, NDUS.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Lunch and Address: "Federal Opportunities for Partnership," Byron Dorgan, U.S. Senator, Washington, D.C.
1 to 2 p.m. - "North Dakota's Future: Buffalo Commons or Repioneering," Charles Kupchella, President, UND; Joseph Chapman, President, NDSU; Chuck Stroup, Member, NDUS; Lee Peterson, Director, North Dakota Department of Economic Development and Finance, Bismarck.
2 to 2:15 p.m. - Challenge to Participants, Larry Isaak, Chancellor, NDUS.
Charles Kupchella, President.
PETER SCHICKELE TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREE, PRESENT CONCERT IN MAY
Peter Schickele, the composer, musician, author and satirist who is internationally known for his success in popularizing classical music through his "P.D.Q. Bach" performances, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University on Sunday, May 13.
He also will present a concert the night before at the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, in support of the UND Music Department.
Schickele appears weekly on public radio and still occasionally performs as a music professor at the "University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople" who supposedly has "discovered" the lost works of "P.D.Q. Bach." P.D.Q. Bach recordings have won four Grammy Awards.
Schickele grew up in Fargo, where he played bassoon in the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Julliard School of Music, where he also served on the faculty. He lives in Woodstock and New York, N.Y.
According to Gary Towne, chair of the UND Music Department, Schickele has been on the national scene since 1965 when his "P.D.Q. Bach" performances, recordings and books first appeared. His success in educating the general public about classical music has been phenomenal, Towne said, but his productivity as a composer is less well known. It includes more than 100 works for symphony orchestras, choral groups, chamber ensembles, voice, movies and television.
At UND Schickele will present a program of original songs, accompanying and occasionally joining in with friend and fellow performer, the tenor David Dusing. In addition to invited guests, the Saturday evening concert will be open to the general public.
The University has awarded 190 honorary degrees since the first in 1908 to Webster Merrifield, UND's third president. Candidates must be nominated by a faculty member and be approved by the Honorary Degrees Committee, the University Senate, the President and the State Board of Higher Education.
PRESENTATION WILL DISCUSS USE OF NICKNAME
The president of the National Indian Education Association, Carole Anne Heart (Rosebud Sioux), will speak Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. She will present and lead a discussion on the University's use of the Sioux name and its accompanying "Indian-head" symbol.
The use (by non-Native schools) of American Indian names and images for sports team marketing has long been considered offensive by some groups and individuals. Over 500 Native American, religious and civil rights organizations are formally on record opposing the use of Native peoples as nicknames, logos, or mascots by public institutions. In addition nine tribal nations in North and South Dakota have formally requested that UND find a new name and symbol with which to promote the University.
Heart is also the executive director of the Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen's Health Board. The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was founded in 1969 to give American Indian and Alaska Native peoples a national voice in their struggle to improve access to educational opportunities. NIEA is the largest and oldest Indian education organization in the nation and strives for educational equity for Native people.
Heart's appearance is sponsored by the Campus Committee for Human Rights (CCHR) and the Native Media Center. The membership of CCHR is comprised of over 100 faculty, staff, students and community members for whom the environment at the University of North Dakota is a concern as it relates to the human rights of all its constituents.
The stated purpose of CCHR is "to promote a safe and respectful educational environment embracing the fundamental human dignity of every member of the campus community, and to assist the University in accomplishing its mission of promoting cultural diversity and contributing to the public well-being." For more information contact me.
Lucy Ganje (Communication), Campus Committee for Human Rights, 777-2670, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENGLISH TALK FEB. 20 IS FIFTH IN UND FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
"University Days, and What I Do On My Winter Summer Stays in Uruguay" is the next talk in the Faculty Lecture Series. Elizabeth Hampsten, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English, will deliver the talk Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The reception starts at 4 p.m., with the lecture beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Since 1966, Dr. Hampsten has been teaching courses in English literature, composition, and advanced writing, as well as in Women's Studies and Peace Studies. She has an undergraduate degree from Arizona State College at Flagstaff (now Northern Arizona University), an M.A. from Montana State University in Missoula, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington in 1963.
She has published "Read This Only To Yourself: The Private Writing of Midwestern Women, 1880-1910" (1982); "Settler's Children" (1988), and "Day In, Day Out: Women's Lives in North Dakota" (1988). "Mother's Letters" (1991) is a collection of autobiographical essays based on the letters of her mother.
Since traveling to Uruguay in 1989, Elizabeth Hampsten has been translating biographical works by women about their experiences during the dictatorship, and writing personal essays of her experiences there. Her translation of Uruguay Nunca Mas, a report of human rights violations during the dictatorship, was published by Temple University Press in 1991. She spent last fall in Uruguay on a three-month Fulbright fellowship.
The Faculty Lecture Series seeks to cultivate a stronger academic atmosphere on campus by showcasing the scholarly lives of several faculty selected across the disciplines. The Lecture Series aims to present with some depth and rigor the scholarly questions and goals of the individual faculty. In presenting the products of their scholarship, the lecture will share the enthusiasm and dedication that sustains their creative efforts.
On Tuesday, April 10, the last lecture in the series, "Research on the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa," will be presented by James Mitchell, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosciences.
SCIENTIST DISCUSSES RECEPTOR ACTIVATION IN FEB. 20 SEMINAR
Diane Perez, Department of Molecular Cardiology, The Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, will present a seminar titled "The Role of the a1b-Adrenergic Receptor in CNS and Cardiovascular Function: Transgenic Approaches", on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. in room 3933 in the Edwin James Research Center. Dr. Perez is well known for studying the molecular mechanisms of a- and b- adrenergic receptor activation in the heart and central nervous system. This seminar is the fourth in a series of seminars emphasizing the neurosciences and is hosted by the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics. All interested students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Questions regarding this seminar or others in this series should be directed to me.
-- Eric Murphy, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics, 777-3450.
LEON WILLIAMS WILL PRESENT PROGRAM ON DISCRIMINATION
As part of Black History Month, the Multicultural Awareness Committee will sponsor Leon Williams. He will present "Just Words," a program on discrimination, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
This program uses a variety of humorous, illustrative stories to enhance the learning experience of the audience. Humor, in fact, is a major part of the presentation. Williams' programs are also interactive, involving music, activities, and audience discussion.
Multicultural Awareness Committee, 777-4378.
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE WILL HOST AUTHOR SIGNING
North Dakota native Clay S. Jenkinson will give a book talk and signing at Barnes & Noble University Bookstore Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jenkinson is the author of "The Character of Meriwether Lewis: 'Completely Metamorphosed' in the American West." The book is the first in a series. Jenkinson, author, humanities scholar, and cultural commentator, has hiked and canoed major portions of the Lewis and Clark Trail. He was the chief consultant, historian, scriptwriter, and on-camera field host for the Lewis and Clark documentary, "Travelin' On." He brings to his book a unique humanities perspective that he learned as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University.
Barnes & Noble University Bookstore.
TICKETS FOR FOUNDERS DAY 2001 NOW ON SALE
Tickets for the annual Founders Day Banquet are now on sale. This year's event is set for Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m., the UND Steel Drum Band will begin performing at 6 p.m., and the banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Founders Day program will feature the presentation of awards for teaching, research, and service as well as the recognition of faculty and staff with 25 years of service, and retired and retiring faculty and staff with 15 or more years of service to the University.
For the first time ever, tickets for the banquet can be purchased through campus mail. Every UND employee recently received a bright blue flyer outlining the ticket purchase procedure. Please use the order form from that flyer to order your tickets, or those for your departmental tables. Tickets are $7 each, and a limited number of seats are available.
Please call Sherri Korynta in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2725 if you have any questions or if you need an additional copy of the ticket order form.
Fred Wittmann, Director of Project Development, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.
TIAA-CREF CONSULTANT TO DISCUSS RETIREMENT ANNUITIES
A TIAA-CREF consultant will be on campus to conduct a seminar on TIAA-CREF SRA's (Supplemental Retirement Annuities), from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. All benefitted, non-benefitted faculty, staff and spouses are welcome.
Pat Hanson, Payroll Director.
BIOLOGY CANDIDATE TO PRESENT SEMINAR
Coen Adema, a candidate for the parasitology/invertebrate faculty biology position in the Biology Department, will present a seminar titled "Invertebrate Immunobiology: Insights from Digenean/Snail Interactions" Friday, Feb. 23, at noon, in 141 Starcher Hall.
Dr. Adema received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Medical Technology from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and his Ph.D. from the Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has served as a post doctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico, and is currently a research assistant professor there.
Dr. Adema's research interests include comparative immunobiology, molecular aspects and cell biology of parasite/invertebrate host compatibility, and digenean/snail interactions. His current research focuses on function, diversity, expression of fibrinogen-related proteins (FREPs) produced by Biophalaria glabrata; and isolation and characterization of hemocyte-inhibitory compounds produced by Echinostoma paraensei.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Department of Biology.
TECHNOLOGY FOR PEOPLE WITH VISION IMPAIRMENTS DEMONSTRATED FEB. 27
Assistive Technology for People with Vision Impairments will be demonstrated at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the School for the Blind, 500 Stanford Road.
Dan Clark of Freedom Scientific (combined Arkenstone, Blazie Engineering and Henter-Joyce), will demonstrate. He will be available for individual demonstrations from 9 a.m. to noon; call 800-444-4443 to make arrangements.
Hardware to be shown includes: VERA (Very Easy Reading Appliance), Braille Lite Millennium note taker, Type Lite note taker, and Blazer Inferno (very fast Braille embossing).
Software to be shown includes: Connect Outloud (web access software), Magic 8.0 (screen magnification with speech), Open Book 5.0 (Scan and read software), and Training opportunities.
Demonstrations are free and open to the public. Freedom Scientific's web site is www.freedomscientific.com
Elmer Morlock, Computer Center.
DAKOTA CONFERENCE ON RURAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH WILL BE IN BISMARCK
The annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health is set for Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 27 to March 1, at the Radisson Inn in Bismarck.
Focusing on the theme, "It All Adds Up to Access: Strengthening the Safety Net in North Dakota," the event offers presentations, discussions, workshops and informal gatherings to promote the exchange of information and ideas.
The conference attracts health care professionals from various disciplines such as nursing, hospital and long-term care administration, nutrition, environmental health care, social work, human services, and professions dedicated to the well-being of the elderly. It also offers information of interest to the public.
Keynote speakers are:
Donna Cohen Ross, Director of Outreach, Center on Budget Priorities, Washington, D.C., who will focus on the State Children's Health Insurance Program;
Charlotte Hardt, president of the National Rural Health Association and executive director of the Area Health Education Center, Washington State University, Spokane, Wash., will address the state of the rural health safety net;
Dr. Terry Dwelle, North Dakota Chief Medical Officer, Bismarck, will discuss community-based health care;
Mary Lou Hennrich, chief executive officer, Institute of Medicine, CareOregon, Portland, Ore., will give a commentary on the U.S. safety net.
A legislative update session, featuring North Dakota's congressional delegation or their representatives, will inform participants about current legislation on rural and public health matters. The session is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, followed by a 5 p.m. state policy update session.
Pre-conference sessions are set for Tuesday, Feb. 27. One, intended for people who serve on boards of hospitals and nursing homes, is titled "The Hospital and Nursing Home Board Member: What Is My Role and Responsibility?" The other, "Critical Access Hospital: Network Development, North Dakota Style and the Role of EMS," is designed to assist rural hospitals that have either converted to Critical Access Hospital status or anticipate such a change in organizational structure in the future.
Also on Tuesday, Feb. 27, a workshop titled "Diabetes Crash Course 2: Living Well with Diabetes," will teach health care providers new approaches in diabetic self-management using state-of-the-art diabetes care in their own offices. Using these methods, there is less need to send the patient to a diabetes specialist, due to fewer complications and, therefore, less cost to the health care system.
Intensive sessions, running two hours each, will cover topics such as comparison between federally qualified health centers and federally certified rural health clinics. A second will address Native American health care payment systems, and a third will discuss biological terrorism preparedness.
Concurrent sessions will address a wide variety of health care subjects including rising health care costs, strategies for creating access, recruitment and retention of rural primary care providers, rural health clinics, addressing the burden of arthritis, access to dental health in North Dakota, the state's universal newborn hearing screening program, Native American elders on the Plains, case studies in cardiovascular disease and diabetes, tools for mental health screening, and many others.
During an awards banquet Wednesday, Feb. 28, several individuals and programs will be recognized for their contributions to the betterment of health in North Dakota.
Conference sponsors include: the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and its Department of Family Medicine, Center for Rural Health, AIDS Education and Training Center, and Department of Community medicine and Rural Health; College of Nursing; North Dakota Public Health Association; Altru Health System; North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants, and the North Dakota Community Health Care Association.
Conference registration fee is $150. Day rates are available for those who wish to attend a portion, but not all, of the conference.
For more information, contact Allison Knight at the Division of Continuing Education, 777-2663 or 1-800-342-8230, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTIFY STUDENTS OF SPRING JOB FAIR
Career Services will hold the UND Spring Job Fair Tuesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hyslop Sports Center (Multi- purpose Gym). This is a great opportunity for students to interview and network with potential employers for full-time positions as well as co-op/internship opportunities. Students should dress professionally and be ready to interview for full-time professional positions or co-op/internships.
TIAA-CREF CONSULTANTS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT
TIAA-CREF consultants will be on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, March 6 and 7, Thursday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you would like to meet with a consultant, please contact Liz Pratt at 1-800-842-2009 to make an appointment. You can also make your appointment online at https://ifs2.tiaa-cref.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ARS. Please wait for a confirmation page to appear to be sure your appointment was scheduled.
Michele Anderson, Payroll.
STATE BAR ASSOCIATION OFFERS PEOPLE'S LAW SCHOOL
We all have questions concerning the law, and answers can often be difficult to obtain. As a result, the Information and Service Committee of the State Bar Association of North Dakota is offering a People's Law School to provide information about and explanations of a variety of legal issues to community members.
The People's Law School will be held each Thursday for seven weeks beginning April 5. Each two-hour session will cover at least one topic and allow time for a question and answer period. Registration cost is $35 and includes all seven sessions. For more information please contact the State Bar Association of North Dakota at (701) 255-1404 or (800) 472-2685 or the Division of Continuing Education at 777-2663 or (800) 342-8230.
Division of Continuing Education.
AEROSPACE FOUNDATION ACQUIRES AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER SIMULATOR
The UND Aerospace Foundation, a public, non-profit corporation that serves as a link between industry and the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, has acquired an air traffic control simulator from Adacel of Montreal, Quebec. The 225 degree tower and radar simulator will allow training of students in basic to advanced tower/radar simulation.
Acquisition of such a high-tech tower and radar simulator will position UND Aerospace to be the premier trainer in the International Civil Aviation Organization and FAA air traffic control training in both its contract and undergraduate programs. The Adacel tower simulator will be the most advanced in North America and is a critical part of our Norwegian ATC contract. The simulator, to be delivered this spring, has the capability to portray 100 movements simultaneously, enabling the students to have a firm grasp on airspace, procedures and requirements.
Thirteen national colleges offer an ATC program. Of those, the Odegard School is the only one to follow the FAA Academy's current training program. The Odegard School will be able to supplement the FAA's training needs by having its graduates "facility ready" when they leave the university.
"There are very few training institutions that allow a student to work in a tower, terminal radar and en route center environment, all working in tandem," said Gary Bartelson, Director of the Air Traffic Control program. "This simulator will give students a sense of real world situations, better preparing them for their FAA career."
Adacel Technologies Limited specializes in the application of advanced and complex information technology, and supplies products and services to defense, telecommunications, transport, e-commerce, internet and government customers. Services include systems analysis, design, development, implementation and integration of complete realtime systems.
Bruce Smith, Dean, UND Aerospace.
PRESIDENTS DAY HOLIDAY HOURS LISTED
PRESIDENTS DAY, FEB. 19, IS HOLIDAY
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Feb. 19, will be observed as Presidents Day by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.
John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel Services.
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY:
Chester Fritz Library hours for the Presidents Day holiday are: Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 18, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 19 (Presidents Day), 1 p.m. to midnight.
Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
Law Library hours for Presidents Day are: Monday, Feb. 19, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.
HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY:
Library of the Health Sciences holiday hours are:
Presidents Day: Monday, Feb. 19, 8 a.m. to midnight.
Spring Break: Saturday, March 10, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 11, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 12-16, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 18, 1 to 5 p.m.
Easter: Thursday, April 12, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, April 13, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 15, closed; Monday, April 16, 8 a.m. to midnight.
April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.
The Computer Center will close for the Presidents Day holiday at 1 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Marv Hanson, Associate Director, Computer Center.
Memorial Union operating hours for the Presidents holiday weekend are:
Lifetime Sports Center: Friday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, noon to 6 p.m.
Info/Service Center: Friday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, noon to 5 p.m.
Copy Stop: Friday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, closed.
Union Convenience Store: Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, closed.
Subway/TCBY/Juiceworks: Friday, Feb. 16, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Little Caesars/Grababite: Friday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Administrative Office: Friday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, closed.
Craft Center/Sign & Design: Friday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, closed.
Dining Center: Friday, Feb. 16, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, closed.
Barber Shop: Friday, Feb. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, closed.
University Learning Center: Friday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, closed.
Credit Union: Friday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, closed.
Traffic Division: Friday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, closed.
Passport ID's: Friday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, closed.
Computer Lab: Friday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 18, noon to 5:45 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. B
uilding Hours: Friday, Feb. 16, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb. 17-19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Normal operating hours resume Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE CHANGES M.S. PROGRAM, TERMINATES B.S. IN AERONAUTICS
The University Curriculum Committee has approved the termination of the M.S. in Vocational Education major and a title change to the M.S. in Business Education major. The two programs are being combined into one program, titled M.S. in Career and Technical Education. Also approved for termination was the B.S. in Aeronautics with a major in Air Transport degree. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
David Perry (Social Work), University Curriculum Committee Chair, and Connie Borboa, Office of the Registrar.
BE ALERT FOR "ANNA," OTHER COMPUTER VIRUSES
There's a new computer virus called Anna (a.k.a., VBS/SST, Kalamar, OnTheFly). Anna is known to be a mass mailer, which means it uses listings found in the Microsoft Outlook address book to send copies of itself. The Anna virus arrives via e-mail with the following information:
Subject: Here you have, ;o)
Body of Message: Hi: Check This!
Clicking on the attachment activates the worm. Once activated, Anna uses the Microsoft Outlook address book to mass e-mail itself to others. If you receive this e-mail, delete it immediately.
The Anna virus appears to just infect Windows 95/98/NT/2000 systems and only spreads through Microsoft Outlook address books (not Outlook Express). McAfee's VirusScan will detect this virus if your definition file is at least 4092 (this was released in August 2000). To see what virus definition file you have, open VirusScan, click on Help and select About. If you use other anti-virus software, check with your anti-virus software manufacturer.
There are two ways to protect your computer from viruses. The first is to use your best judgement. If you receive an attachment that looks suspicious DON'T OPEN IT! Just delete it. Remember when Mom said, "Don't take candy from strangers?" Well, don't take e-mails from them either. When in doubt about an e-mail or attachment, just delete it. Mail can always be re-sent, but lost data is another story. If you must open an attachment, never double click it to open. Always use notepad or wordpad to open an attachment. If you're a GroupWise user, always right mouse click the attachment and select the view option to look at it. These methods allow you to view attachments without allowing Macro and VBS viruses to run.
The second is to install anti-virus software and keep it current. Check the UND Computer Center web page for the latest news and updates. The anti-virus page is located at: www.und.nodak.edu/dept/CC/virus/. McAfee Total Defense is the anti-virus software provided under the HECN software contract for Windows 95/98/2000/NT users and is free of charge to all UND faculty, staff and students. The anti-virus page provides instructions for installing and configuring McAfee Total Defense on your computer. There are also instructions for auto-updates to keep the software current and additional downloads and notes to assist if you are infected by a virus.
No matter how sophisticated the viruses get or how good the anti-virus software is, you are still the best defense for your computer. Use your best judgement. If an e-mail or attachment doesn't seem right, get rid of it. Plan ahead by backing up important files on floppies, zip drives or other storage devices on a regular basis. This will make it easier to replace files that might be wiped out by a virus.
Remember that you are not alone in this battle. The UND Computer Center is staffed and equipped to assist you. If you think a virus was sent to you or think you might be infected or have any questions on your anti-virus software, contact us at 777-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer Center Help Center.
STUDIO ONE LISTS GUESTS
This week on "Studio One," Jon Jackson (Anatomy) will discuss "the living learning from the dead." Jackson is the director of the deeded body program at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in which people may donate their bodies for medical research. Jackson will also discuss how the program benefits students and the field of medical research.
"Studio One" will also feature a segment about senior citizens reentering the workforce. The American Association for Retired Persons hosts classes to teach new job skills to seniors as part of the Senior Community Service Employment program. The program is designed for low income seniors.
"Studio One" is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7 and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs "Studio One" on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Jessica Ruppert, Studio One Marketing Team.
DRIVERS LICENSE NOW REQUIRED TO CHECK OUT STATE VEHICLES
Effective March 1, the Transportation Department will be required by North Dakota State Fleet to see a valid drivers license when an employee or student checks out a State Fleet vehicle. Please be aware of this change. We will not be allowed to release the vehicle if this is not provided.
We would like to also remind users that the State Fleet Policy Manual states that "All state employees must wear properly fastened safety belts whenever they travel in state vehicles. The driver must verify compliance and remind passengers of the required seat belt policy." ALL people in vehicles must be buckled.
Also, for your information, Transportation does have a limited number of 4x4 vehicles available. When traveling in winter conditions, ask to sign out one of our winter survival kits when using a State Fleet vehicle. Inquire with the dispatcher.
Mary Metcalf, Transportation.
POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NEW FAX NUMBER
The University Police Department has a new fax number of 777-6474.
Suzanne Gandrud, University Police.
UPCOMING U2 WORKSHOPS LISTED
Please pre-register by calling Staci at the U2 office, 777-2128 or use e-mail at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, for the following workshops.
Challenges, Changes, Choices, Feb. 22, 2 to 3 p.m., Prairie Room, Memorial Union. Life is full of challenges and changes, some beyond our control. How we choose to cope, respond, and take action tells about who we are.
Accounting Services and Purchasing Training Session, Feb. 28, 8 a.m. to noon, Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Review of the policies and procedures used at accounting, purchasing, and central receiving; learn how to use TCC listings, bids, surplus property, and public sale.
GroupWise 5.5 Intro, Feb. 26, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., 361 Upson Hall II;
GroupWise 5.5 Intermediate, Feb. 28, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., 361 Upson Hall II;
PageCenter, Feb. 21, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 361 Upson Hall II;
Word 00 Level II, Feb. 27 and March 1, 1 to 4:30 p.m., 361 Upson Hall II.
Log on to the U2 web site for other personal and professional development learning opportunities at www.conted.und.edu/U2.
Staci Matheny, University Within the University.
CREDIT UNION CLOSES SERVICE CENTER, EXPANDS UNION HOURS
All Credit Union members are reminded that the last day our Service Center (corner of S. 17th St. and 32nd Ave. S.) will be open is Friday, Feb. 23. The only Credit Union location will be on campus in the lower level of the Memorial Union. Beginning Monday, Feb. 26, the new hours at the Memorial Union location will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Credit Union's 63rd annual meeting was held Jan. 26. Tom Wiggen was re-elected and Margaret Myers was elected to serve on the Board of Directors. Donna Ellertson was re-elected to serve on the Credit Committee. The Board of Director officers for the year are Leo Saucedo, President; Frank Slater, Vice President; Marsha Nelson, Secretary; Margaret Myers, Treasurer; and Member is Tom Wiggen.
Marney Kresel, Manager, University Federal Credit Union.
MARRIED COUPLES SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF READING TO CHILDREN
Married couples are needed for a study of parent-child picture book reading. To participate, you must be a parent of a child aged 4-5. Each parent will receive $10 for 30 minutes of participation. Each parent must participate on a separate day. If interested, please contact me at 777-3017 for more information.
-- Andrea Zevenbergen, Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY OFFERS SERVICES FOR INSOMNIA, EATING DISORDERS, SOCIAL ANXIETY, AND PANIC ATTACKS
The Department of Psychology and Psychological Services Center offer the following treatment groups and opportunities to take part in studies.
Insomnia: Do you have trouble sleeping? The Psychological Services Center will form an insomnia treatment group, which will meet for one evening per week for eight weeks, beginning in late February. Cost of the group is based on a sliding fee scale. If interested, please call the Psychological Services Center at 777-3691 for more information.
Binge Eating, Purging: Do you have problems with binge eating and purging? The Psychological Services Center will form a bulimia nervosa treatment group. The group will meet for one evening per week for 10 weeks beginning in late February. Cost of the group is based on a sliding fee scale. If interested, please call the Psychological Services at 777-3691 for more information.
Social Anxiety: Are you nervous in social situations? The Department of Psychology is seeking individuals to participate in a study which examines the nature of social phobia and/or social anxiety. We are seeking volunteers with no other depression, anxiety, or substance abuse problem. Volunteers must be currently involved in a romantic relationship lasting at least six months. Compensation for completing a booklet of questionnaires is provided. Confidentiality is strictly maintained. For more information, contact Shannon Woulfe at the Department of Psychology, 777-4831.
Panic Attacks: Do you experience recurrent panic attacks? The Psychology Department is seeking individuals to participate in a study which examines the nature of panic disorder. We are seeking volunteers with no other depression, anxiety, or substance abuse problem. Volunteers must be currently involved in a romantic relationship lasting at least six months. Compensation for completing a booklet of questionnaires is provided. Confidentiality is strictly maintained. For more information, contact Shannon Woulfe at the Department of Psychology, 777-4831.
Amy Wenzel, Assistant Professor of Psychology.
ODEGARD SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE SCIENCES
Ron DePue, Alan Palmer and Dana Siewert were presented with the FAA Good Friend Award by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This award recognizes an individual or a group of individuals not employed within the FAA's Flight Standards Service that have promoted, enhanced or supported the mission of the Federal Aviation Administration. DePue (Director of Standardization) developed a powerpoint presentation on helicopter operations. Siewert (Director of Safety) and Palmer (Director of Flight Operations) presented a video, "Evaluating Landings," that had a great bearing on the success and successful conduct of the year 2000 Annual Designated Pilot Examiner renewal course conducted by UND. The video was created and produced by Bob Cary and Mary Lizakowski (both AeroSpace Network). Siewert also produced an outline of the video's features for ASN, and Palmer piloted the aircraft used in the video.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Mary Jo Schill (Communication Sciences and Disorders) is one of three nominees for the office of Vice President for Administration and Planning of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. If elected, she will serve a three-year term on the Executive Board of the Association which represents 99,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists. She currently serves on the Legislative Council and the Financial Planning Board of the Association.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Robert Tangsrud (Marketing) will be a participant in a special session of the 10th Biennial World Marketing Congress in Cardiff, Wales, June 27 to July 1. The session is titled, "You May be Getting Older, But Are You Getting Better?: An Examination of Cognitive Processing of Older Consumers." An article, "Control-Related Motivations, Capabilities, and Preferences Among Patients: The Roles of Primary and Secondary Control in Older Adulthood," authored by Tangsrud was published in the Journal of Business Research, 48 (3), June, 259-266. . . . Victoria Beard (Accounting) presented a paper, "An Effective Alternative to Establishing Joint MBA Programs in China: The Case for Undergraduate Collaboration," at the 12th Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues in Beijing. . . . Daniel Biederman (Economics and Public Affairs) authored "Borrowing Constraints and Individual Welfare in a Neoclassical Growth Model," in the Journal of Macroeconomics 22, Fall 2000: 645-670. . . . Mark Jendrysik (Political Science and Public Administration) presented two papers, "The Modern Jeremiad: Bloom, Bennett and Bork on American Decline," and "Solitary Brutes or Fellow Creatures: Hobbes Versus Some Contemporaries," at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C.
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Liz Tyree (Family and Community Nursing) will be honored with the Sigma Theta Tau Region 2, Mentor Award this spring. This award recognizes an outstanding individual who fosters and actively supports the professional development and scholarly advancement of nurses, society members, chapters and leaders. Under the leadership of Tyree, the Nursing Center (housed in the College of Nursing), implemented case management, screening, health education and consultation services to underserved populations of rural residents, homeless people, migrants and individuals in poverty.
STUDENT AND OUTREACH SERVICES
Cheryl Saunders (Multicultural Student Services) received the "Rising Star Award" presented to graduate students at the regional conference of the NASPA Region IV West held in Jackson Hole, Wyo. . . . MaryAnne Lustgraaf (Memorial Union) has been honored by Maxwell Medals, Swimming World and the USA Swimming National Officials Committee for her volunteer contributions to age group swimming. Her involvement with swimming goes beyond the pool deck to the North Dakota LSC, where she is the current chair.
THE ADELPHI SOCIETY
The Adelphi Society, UND's Speech and Debate Team, placed third in team sweepstakes at the North Dakota Intercollegiate Speech League State Tournament held in Bismarck. Nine UND students competed in five categories earning points for the team award. In addition to the team award, five team members took home individual awards in four categories.
"In the News" is published periodically to highlight faculty and staff achievements. Please send submissions to Jan Orvik, University Relations, Box 7144, email@example.com.
PANDA AWARDED DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EPSCoR GRANT
Brajendra Panda (Computer Science), has successfully competed in the Department of Defense EPSCoR (DEPSCoR) FY2001 grants program. Dr. Panda will develop and analyze a prototype defense against novel information attacks. The grant proposal requested $321,000. Department of Defense program officers are negotiating award amounts; the average award will be $298,000.
The Department of Defense will award $18.7 million to 29 institutions in 18 states, including Puerto Rico, to perform research in science and engineering fields important to national defense. Sixty-three projects were competitively selected under fiscal 2001 DEPSCoR, which is designed to expand research opportunities in states that have traditionally received the funding in federal support for university research.
Previous DEPSCoR awards to North Dakota are listed on the ND EPSCOR web page at http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/epscor/mission/e_table.html
ND EPSCoR is a federally and state funded program designed to improve the ability of university researchers to compete more effectively for federal, regional and private research grants in the sciences, engineering and mathematics. Visit ND EPSCoR's web page at http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/epscor to learn more or contact Dr. Mark Sheridan, (701) 231-7516, ND EPSCoR Project Director, 258 Ladd-Dunbar Hall, NDSU Fargo, ND 58105.
ND EPSCoR, NDSU, Fargo.
FACULTY AWARDED INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
The following faculty were awarded Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) grants in January:
Yaser Khalifa (Electrical Engineering), "Xilinx Professors Workshop," $750; Susan Koprince (English), "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" $194; John LaDuke (Biology), "Ecology of the Sonoran Desert," $720; Rick Sweitzer (Biology), "Use of Video Materials in Teaching of Biology 151," $510; David Whitcomb (Counseling), "Instructional Materials for Counseling 569 Cognitive Assessment," $649.99; John Chong (Management), "Thirtieth Annual Meeting, Western Decision Sciences Institute," $750.
FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase instructional materials, travel to teaching-related conferences, or other projects related to teaching. To submit a proposal, call the Office of Instructional Development (OID) for guidelines and materials or find the necessary information on the OID web site (listed under "Academics" on the UNDInfo page.)
Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Faculty Instructional Development Committee. Next deadline is Thursday, March 15.
Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.
RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED
Following are research and grant opportunities. For more information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
The Rural Systemic Initiatives (RSI) Program addresses the barriers to adequate science, mathematics and technology education in economically disadvantaged regions of the nation. By stimulating systemic reform efforts among the communities, school districts, and classrooms of rural areas, RSI encourages the development of strategies that will result in sustainable, adaptable, and systemic improvements in science, mathematics, and technology education in schools and colleges. While the primary focus of the program is on providing leadership and support for educational reform in a rural region, RSI also hopes to encourage discussions geared toward economic growth for the region that bear on student access to, and achievement in, these subjects. The NSF supports 5 categories of awards: Development, Phase II, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Implementation, and Leadership Development for Master Teachers Awards. Approximately $16 million is available in FY 2001 to fund 12 awards. The size of a given award will be dependent on the nature and scope of the project but will typically range from $100,000-$200,000 for development awards for 12 months duration. Implementation awards, including Phase II awards, are expected to be funded at a level of $500,000-$1.5 million per year. TCU Implementation awards are expected to be funded at a level of $100,000-$250,000 per year for up to 5 years. TCU Developmental Awards will be funded at $100,000 for 12 months. Leadership Development Awards for Master Teachers awards are expected to be funded at a level of $250,000 per year for up to 3 years. Deadlines: 5/1/01 (Leadership Development for Master Teachers); 10/1/01 (Implementation, including TCU), 3/1/02 (Development, including for TCU, and Phase II). Contact: Jody Chase, 703/292-8684; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2001/nsf0157/nsf0157.htm.
The goal of the ADVANCE Program is to increase participation of women in the scientific and engineering workforce through increased representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. With each of the 3 types of ADVANCE awards, NSF seeks to support new approaches to improving the climate for women in U.S. academic institutions and facilitate women's advancement to the highest ranks of academic leadership. Creative approaches to realize the goal of this pilot program are sought through the programs listed below. Contact: Alice Hogan, email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2001/nsf0169/nsf0169.htm. Deadlines: 4/2/01 (Optional Letter of Intent); 5/8/01 (Proposal).
Institutional Transformation Awards support several stages of institutional transformation, including data collection, analysis, and self-study necessary to identify problems and define solutions; and implementation of initiatives that bring about sustainable organizational change contributing to the advancement of women in science and engineering. Awards are up to $75,000 per year for up to 5 years. Deadlines/Contact: See ADVANCE Program above.
Leadership Awards recognize and encourage outstanding contributions made toward increasing the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. Awards will enable awardees to sustain, intensify, and initiate new activities designed to increase participation and advancement of women scientists and engineers in academe. Awards are up to $200,000 total for up to 3 years. Deadlines/Contact: See ADVANCE Program above.
Fellows Awards are provided to those who hold a Ph.D. who experience career limitations and demonstrate high potential to develop or resume active, full-time, independent academic careers at institutions of higher learning in a science or engineering field supported by NSF. Awards provide up to $60,000 in 12-month's salary support plus applicable fringe benefits, an annual career development allotment of up to $25,000, and indirect costs. Deadlines/Contact: See ADVANCE Program above.
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
The NIAAA invites applications for Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21) and Small Grants (R03) to support projects that fall within its research interests. This includes basic and applied research on biochemical, physiological, genetic, and behavioral mechanisms leading to pathological drinking behavior; mechanisms of alcohol-induced organ damage, including fetal injury; and clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological approaches to more effective diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol-related problems. Both R21 and R03 mechanisms are designed to encourage necessary initial development of promising ideas to provide a basis for important future research. The R21 has as an additional objective of testing innovative or conceptually creative ideas that are scientifically sound and may advance understanding of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Small grants will provide up to $50,000/year for 2 years in direct costs. The cap on exploratory grants is $100,000/year for 3 years. Deadlines: 6/1/01, 10/1/01, 2/1/02, 6/1/02, 10/1/02. Contact: Ernestine Vanderveen (R03 grants), 301/443-2530, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-99-098.html; Capt. Darryl Bertolucci (R21 grants), 301/443-4898, email@example.com, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-131.html.
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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL SERVICE (CNS)
AmeriCorps Promise Fellowships provide support for individuals to serve for one year as leaders with national, state, and local nonprofit organizations, coordinating activities intended to support children and youth. Fellows may be: alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, the military, and other service organizations; recent college graduates or part-time students looking for a chance to engage in service and gain leadership experience; advanced degree candidates concentrating in areas such as education, public policy, non-profit management, social work, public health and business; and professionals in nonprofits, corporations, other private sector organizations, and education who are ready for a new challenge. Fellows receive a living allowance of $13,000 and an education award of $4,725 that can be used to finance higher education or to pay off student loans. Deadline: 5/10/01. Contact: Shelly Ryan, 202/606-5000 x549; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://americorps.org/promise/recruiting.html.
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ITTLESON FOUNDATION, INC.
The Foundation provides support for pilot projects, test and demonstration projects and applied research that would inform public policy, if successful. Current areas of interest include AIDS, the environment, and mental health. Deadline(s): 4/1/01, 9/1/01. Contact: Anthony C. Wood, Executive Director, 212/794-2008; http://www.ittlesonfoundation.org/guides.html.
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CHARLES A. AND ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH FOUNDATION
Lindbergh Foundation Grants of up to $10,580 are awarded for projects that help achieve a balance between technological progress and preservation of the natural environment. Areas of interest include aviation/aerospace, agriculture, conservation of natural resources (including animals, plants, water, and general conservation (land, energy, air, etc.), education (including humanities/education, the arts, and intercultural communication), exploration, health (including biomedical research, health and population sciences, and adaptive technology), and waste minimization and management. Each year the Foundation awards 9-10 grants. A Jonathan Lindbergh Brown Grant may be given to a project in the above categories to support adaptive technology or biomedical research which seeks to redress imbalance between an individual and his/her human environment. Deadline: 6/15/01. Contact: 763-576-1596; email@example.com; http://www.lindberghfoundation.org/grants/grantapp2002.html.
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TOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION, INC.
Basic Neuroscience Grants of $5,000-$75,000 are available to support investigators who can contribute to the understanding of the causes and treatment of Tourette Syndrome. 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, Chairman, TSA Scientific Advisory Board, 718/224-2999; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://tsa.mgh.harvard.edu. Deadlines: 10/12/01 (Letter of Intent), 12/14/01 (Proposal).
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The Fellowship for Korean Studies supports non-Korean scholars who are university professors and instructors, doctoral candidates, professional researchers at research institutes and other qualified professionals who want to conduct field research on relevant subjects in Korea. Duration is from 3-12 months. Fellows receive a monthly stipend and round-trip international airfare. Deadline: 5/31/01. Contact: Personnel Exchange Team, (+82-2)3463-5613; email@example.com; http://kf.or.kr/english/kf/fellow_g1.html.
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NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)
Fellowships for University Teachers provide up to $40,000 for 12 months to enable individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Award recipients might eventually produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, or other scholarly tools. Applicants must be affiliated with, or retired from, an institution which grants the Ph.D. Contact: Division of Research Programs, 202/606-8200; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.neh.gov/grants/onebook/fellowships.html. Deadlines: The NEH will accept applications postmarked between March 1, 2001 and May 1, 2001.
Fellowships for College Teachers/Independent Scholars provide up to $40,000 for 12 months of study and research that will enhance recipients' capacities as humanities scholars and enable them to contribute to thought and knowledge in the humanities. Independent scholars, scholars affiliated with or retired from institutions that do not grant the Ph.D. in the proposed research area, and scholars from non-academic institutions may apply. Deadline: 5/1/01. Contact: Division of Research Programs, 202/606-8200; email@example.com; http://www.neh.gov/grants/onebook/fellowships.html.
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NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL)
The NREL Sabbatical Research Participation Program is an in-residence sabbatical program for senior scientists or engineers who have established records of research accomplishment. The NREL's re-search programs include: basic energy research, photovoltaics, wind energy, building technologies, biomass power, biofuels, fuels utilization, solar industrial technologies, solar thermal electric, hydro-gen, geothermal power, superconductivity, economic and policy analysis of renewable technologies, and advanced vehicle technologies. Compensation will vary depending on individual circumstances. Deadline: None. Contact: Research Participation Program, 303/384-7588; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nrel.gov.
The NREL Postdoctoral Research Participation Program is designed to provide recent (generally within 3 or fewer years) Ph.D. graduates with practical training in science and engineering. Research programs include: basic energy research, photovoltaics, wind energy, building technologies, biomass power, biofuels; fuels utilization, solar industrial technologies, solar thermal electric, hydrogen, geothermal power, superconductivity, economic and policy analysis of renewable technologies, and advanced vehicle technologies. Initial appointments are generally for one year. Deadline: None. Con-tact: Research Participation Program, 303/384-7588; email@example.com; http://www.nrel.gov.
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-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.
UNIVERSITY LETTER is published weekly (bi-weekly during the summer) and distributed at no charge to members of the University community. It is also available online at http://www.und.edu/dept/our/uletter.htm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Attachments to University Letter require approval of the editor and an account number. University Letter is issued by the UND Office of University Relations, Jan Orvik, editor, Box 7144, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731.
UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.