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University Letter

February 2, 2001

Volume 38 No. 22

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 22, February 2, 2001

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

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CONTENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRANTS AND RESEARCH

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FORUMS WILL DISCUSS STATUS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING EFFORT

Faculty, administrators and staff are invited to participate in an open forum to discuss the current status of the strategic planning effort. Forums are set for Thursday, Feb. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Old Bookstore of the Union, and on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 8:30 to 10 in the Atmospherium in Odegard Hall. You are welcome to attend either of these gatherings. The latest draft of the Strategic Plan is now online at www.und.edu/stratplan.

Charles Kupchella, President, and John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

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GLACIER RESEARCHER WILL GIVE LEEPS LECTURE

P. Jay Fleisher, Distinguished Teaching Professor, former Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, Organizer and Leader, Bering Glacier Research Group, will give two LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Sciences) lectures Friday, Feb. 2. He will present "When Glaciers Surge" at noon in 100 (Lecture Bowl) Leonard Hall. At 3 p.m. he will give a more specialized lecture on "Elusive Edivence of an Expanded Bering Glacier," in 109 Leonard Hall.

Bring your lunch and enjoy Dr. Fleisher's lectures.

Gina Eastman, Geology and Geological Engineering.

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NORTH COUNTRY DANCE PLANS MUSICAL EVENING

North Country Fiddle and Dance presents an evening of American, Celtic and French Canadian music and dance, Saturday, Feb. 3, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Nancy Pasley Ballet School, 1002 Park Drive. All dances will be taught and all are invited to join in. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for Jeanne O'Neil, North Country Dance, 773-3850.

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VOLTAIRE VERZOSA TO GIVE CONCERT FEB. 4

Voltaire Verzosa, counter-tenor, will give a concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. Verzosa is a counter-tenor, a singer who uses the full range of his voice, as many singers did until around 1800, when the use of the upper register by men fell from fashion. In recent years, the art of counter-tenor singing has been revived, and there are increasing numbers of excellent singers available to perform a large repertory of music written for these unique voices.

Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students.

Department of Music.

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GRADUATE COMMITTEE MEETS MONDAY

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

1. Subcommittee report on Nursing graduate program review

2. Discussion of health sciences programs in the School of Medicine

3. Matters arising

4. Graduate Dean search

Carl Fox, Interim Dean, Graduate School.

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SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON BIOLOGICAL ROLE OF COPPER IN SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology welcomes Tom Johnson from the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center as a speaker in their seminar series. The seminar, on Monday, Feb. 5, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., is titled "The Biological Role of Copper in Signal Transduction, from Platelets to Cancer." It will be held in the Frank N. Low Conference Room, Room B710 of the E.C. James Research Facility, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. All interested faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

Jane Dunlevy, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

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disABILITY VIDEOS PREMIER IN UNION NEXT WEEK

Disability Support Services will sponsor a disABILITY Info Video Series, Monday through Friday, Feb. 5-9, in the Memorial Union lobby.

"How to Talk to a Person Who Can't Hear" will be shown daily at 11 a.m.; "What Do You Do When You See a Blind Person?" is shown daily at noon; and "The Ten Commandments of Communication with People with Disabilities" will be shown daily at 12:30 p.m.

Disability Support Services, Room 190, McCannel Hall.

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FOUR GRADS FEATURED AT HULTBERG LECTURESHIP

"Leadership For a New Century" is the theme of the College of Business and Public Administration's 14th annual Hultberg Lectureship from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Fred Orth Lecture Bowl and River Valley Room on the second floor of the Memorial Union.

The panel features four women graduates of the UND College of Business and Public Administration. They will speak to classes in the College throughout the day, and will take part in a panel discussion in the evening. There will be a reception held in the Fireside Lounge in the Memorial Union after the discussion.

This year's panelists include:

* Sherri Gronhovd-Schrock, a private practice attorney in Phoenix, Ariz., is a North Dakota native. She graduated from UND with a B.S. in Political Science, and later went on to law school at Notre Dame. She worked as a corporate lawyer in Chicago before taking her present position.

* Jennifer L. Johnson, an engineering technologist for Minnkota Power Cooperative in Grand Forks, has 20 years of engineering experience, including architectural, mechanical, and electrical design project coordination. Johnson received her B.S. in Industrial Technology and a master's degree in Industrial Technology from UND. She currently is the president of the UND Industrial Technology Advisory Board.

* Linda M. Pancratz, chief operating officer for Thompson Directories Limited in London, graduated from UND with a B.S. in Business Administration, and later received her master's of Business Administration from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Pancratz belongs to the National Association of Professional Saleswomen. She has been honored by the Pension Management Awards for the Best Small Scheme in the United Kingdom, and has been commended for Trustee Excellence.

* Rebecca Yanish, senior vice president for GVA Marquette Advisors in Minneapolis, was a candidate last fall for the United States Senate. She received her B.S. in Business Administration, Banking and Finance, from UND, and went on to get her master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business, Governments and Society from the University of Minnesota. Yanish was nominated for the 1999 Most Influential Woman in Business, and won a Special Achievement Award from the Minneapolis Committee on Urban Environment.

The Hans and Susanna Hultberg Lectureship was established in their memory by their daughter Clara E. Anderson, through the UND Foundation. The endowed lectureship was established because of the love and encouragement Clara received from her parents and her special interest in stimulating both challenges and opportunities for women in business. Clara graduated from the College of Business and Public Administration in 1928.

College of Business and Public Administration.

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SERIES WILL EXAMINE END OF LIFE

The Campus Ministry Association (CMA) is sponsoring "Theology for Lunch" from noon to 1 p.m. on the four Tuesdays in February at Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, 3120 Fifth Ave North, 772-3992. The topic for discussion is "Bio Medical Ethics: An 'End of Life' Case Study." Presenters are scheduled as follows: Feb. 6, "The Chaplain," Father Dick Gross, Altru Health Systems; Feb. 13, "The Nurse," Christine Burd and Susan Hunter (both Nursing); Feb. 20, "The Lawyer," Julie Evans, (University Counsel); Feb. 27, "The Physician," H. David Wilson, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. A free lunch is provided; please join us.

Deb Teagan, Campus Pastor, United Campus Ministry.

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UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL PLANS WINTER EVENTS

The University Program Council is sponsoring Winter Sux Week at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 6-8. The following performances are scheduled: Tuesday, Feb. 6, Jim's Big Ego, Memorial Union Ballroom; Wednesday, Feb. 7, Harlan Cohen, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl; Thursday, Feb. 8, Buzz Sutherland, Memorial Union River Valley Room. All Winter Sux Week events are free of charge to UND students and community members.

Maria Albertson, University Program Council Public Relations.

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RECEPTION WILL WELCOME JIM BEASLEY

Multicultural Student Services invites you to join us Wednesday, Feb. 7, at a reception to welcome to the University Jim Beasley, head of documents and periodicals at the Chester Fritz Library. The reception will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Era Bell Thompson Center, 2800 University Ave. Everyone is welcome.

Multicultural Student Services.

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COMMUNICATION HOLDS RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS ON WEDNESDAYS

The School of Communication will hold research presentations by faculty and graduate students every Wednesday during the semester from noon to 1 p.m. in 334 O'Kelly Hall. Each presentation will last for 20 to 30 minutes, followed by a period of questions and answers. The first presentation will be given by Dale Zacher Feb. 7; Katie Han Youn will present Feb. 21. Please contact me for further information.

-- Marwan Kraidy, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Communication, marwan_kraidy@und.nodak.edu.

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SESSIONS OFFERED FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN STUDYING ABROAD

Are you thinking about studying abroad? Stop by one (or all) of our study abroad information sessions. They will provide a general introduction to study abroad and highlight one of several programs offered through UND. Please join us on the following dates at 7 p.m. in the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.: Wednesday, Feb. 7, Norway; Wednesday, Feb. 21, Iceland; Wednesday, March 7, Spain; Wednesday, March 21, Greece; Wednesday, March 28, Quebec; Wednesday, April 11, Sweden. For more information, write or stop by the Office of International Programs, 2908 University Ave., P.O. Box 7109, Grand Forks, ND 58203, 777-4231, oip@sage.und.nodak.edu

Office of International Programs.

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WOMEN'S CENTER POSTS FEBRUARY EVENTS

Following is the Women's Center calendar of February events. Wednesday, Feb. 7, noon, Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Bring your lunch and hear Glinda Crawford (Sociology) present "Making a Big Stink Fragrance in Our Lives."

Saturday, Feb. 10, Self Defense IMPACT class, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 777-4302 for location and to sign up.

Thursday, Feb. 15, Lunch and Book Review, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch provided by the Women's Center. Bob Boyd, Vice President for Student and Outreach Services, will review the book, "African Americans in North Dakota."

Thursday, Feb. 22, Lunch and Video, noon to 1 p.m. Lunch provided by the Women's Center. As part of Black History Month, watch a video depicting the life of Sojourner Truth, anti-slavery activist. Cheryl Saunders (Learning Center) and Susan Johnson (Student Organizations/Memorial Union) will lead a discussion following the video.

The Women's Center is located at 305 Hamline St., 777-4300.

Women's Center.

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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS WILL HOST THURSDAY NIGHT EVENT

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

International Programs.

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NEWMAN CENTER HOSTS CHOCOLATE FOR CHARITY EVENT

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and Newman Center on campus will host Chocolate for Charity Sunday, Feb. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. Come and enjoy a delicious dessert buffet of chocolate as well as non-chocolate delights. The strictly dessert buffet is $5 for ages 13 and older, $2 for ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Money made during this event will go to St. Vincent DePaul Society of Grand Forks, which serves everyone in the Grand Forks community, to the Newman Center parish youth program and to replace a few church kitchen utensils lost in the flood of '97. Please join us for this fun-raising fund-raiser and bring along your sweetheart!

-- Kaaren Pupino (Law Library) and the Martha and Mary Group, St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center.

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ART STUDENTS' COLLECTIVE WILL SHOW AT MUSEUM

The Art Students' Collective, the University's student art organization, will hold an opening reception for the North Dakota Museum of Art Student Show Sunday, Feb. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the North Dakota Museum of Art. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will be open from Feb. 11 to March 11; the gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends. The North Dakota Museum of Art Student Show is an annual show that features artwork from current UND students. Douglas Kinsey will jury the exhibit. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

Sharon Ennis, Art Department.

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FILMS, DISCUSSION WILL HIGHLIGHT BLACK HISTORY MONTH

In recognition of Black History Month there will be films and discussions at the Native Media Center, 231 O'Kelly Hall.

Two films, highlighting "Eyes on the Prize" documentaries, with discussion to follow, will be shown.

On Monday, Feb. 12, from noon to 2 p.m., "Eyes on the Prize," a documentary segment on the history of Black Civil Rights Movement: Episode on School Desegregation in late 1950s-1960. This film lasts one hour and will be followed by a brown bag lunch discussion.

On Friday, Feb. 23, from noon to 2 p.m., "Eyes on the Prize" documentary segment: Episode on Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Civil Rights and Black Power. The film lasts one hour, and will be followed by a brown bag lunch discussion.

Discussion facilitators will be Jennifer Bottineli (English) and Monique Vondall (English). Contact Sharon Carson (English) at 777-2764 for more information. This event is sponsored by Black Studies Project, Black Students Association and the Native Media Center.

Lucy Ganje, Communication.

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METEOROLOGIST DAVE JONES SHOWS HOW WEATHER LINKS SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

StormCenter.com CEO and former NBC4 meteorologist Dave Jones will present "How Weather Links Science and Society" at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in 210 Clifford Hall Auditorium, University and Tulane Avenue.

Television meteorologists are often considered science ambassadors, exposing viewers daily to various technologies and the environmental information they create. Meteorologist Dave Jones has developed innovative ways to introduce more earth and space science information into TV weather through StormCenter.com.

Jones, recently at NBC4 in Washington, D.C., joined his own dot com company full-time in January, citing enormous opportunities for remote sensing and GIS applications in the media and other industries.

The web site will incorporate satellite views and fly-through animations to relay complex scientific information to educate audiences with no science background.

Jones is chair of the American Meteorological Society's Board of Continuing Education. He was the first broadcaster to write three successful proposals to NASA totaling more than $4.5 million in research and development funding from the space agency. The principal investigator on a NASA cooperative agreement to extend the use of Earth science data to the public, he also led another NASA project investigating innovative ways to use the Internet for earth science applications.

Jones sees his company quickly becoming a remote sensing applications center for the media and other industries. He also envisions the development of an Interactive Children's Environmental Museum to help children better understand Earth's environment. His work overlaps similar work at UNDs Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium. He is visiting to see how UMAC might partner with StormCenter.com.

Jane Peterson, Environmental Information Specialist, Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium.

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WALK WILL BENEFIT WOMEN'S TRACK, CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS

The first annual Walk for Women's Sport fund raiser will be Monday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 5 p.m., in conjunction with National Girls and Women in Sport Day. Proceeds will benefit the UND Women's Track and Cross Country teams. The entry fee is $20 for adults, $12 for students and $6 for children, and includes a National Girls and Women in Sport Day T-shirt. Following the walk, there will be refreshments and drawings for gift certificates from local businesses. The event will be held at the Alerus Center, second floor concourse. Participants are asked to enter through the southeast corner door of the Alerus Center.

Pre-registration is preferred, but participants may register the day of the event. Registration on the day of the walk will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Alerus Center. Entry forms can be obtained on campus at the UND athletic department office and in the lobby waiting area of Student Health Services. We respectfully ask consideration of early release of staff on the 12th for those who wish to participate in the Walk for Women's Sport. Contact me for more information.

Dick Clay, Women's Cross Country and Track Coach, 777-2979.

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DISCUSSION WILL FOCUS ON SIOUX NAME, LOGO

Carol Ann Heart, President of the National Indian Education Association, will lead a discussion titled, "Whose Sioux?" at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The topic of the discussion will be the University's use of the Sioux name and its accompanying Indian head symbol. This event is sponsored by the Campus Community for Human Rights and the Native Media Center.

Native Media Center.

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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.

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CABARET ARTISTIQUE WILL RECALL FRENCH CABARET

Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, Cabaret Artistique presents a lively and entertaining evening of French cabaret music. The event will celebrate the period when Paris enjoyed an unrivaled position as the cultural center of Europe and beyond, drawing artists from all over the world, and inspiring her own musicians, painters and writers to establish a French artistic language. This was a time of heightened development in the arts, and an exuberance and passion for life hardly equaled before or since. Cabaret Artistique recreates the ambiance of La belle epoque with songs, instrumental music, film and dialogue. In addition to music for voice and piano and piano duo, there will also be a showing of the short surrealist film "Entr'acte" by Rene Clair, with music by Erik Satie for piano duo. Created in 1924, this 13-minute film, complete with camels and suspect ballerinas, is a tribute to the early avant garde movement.

Cabaret Artistique is Therese Costes, soprano, Charles Horton, piano, and Irena Lichnowska, piano. Therese Costes (Music Therapy) has distinguished herself as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed in Canada, the U.S., France, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Taiwan, and Korea. She has recorded for Cambria with the Kiev Camerata, Centaur Records, Nonesuch, and New Music Manitoba. Irena Lichnowska and Charles Horton began performing as a piano duo in 1996 and have since given concert performances in Canada, the U.S., and Europe. Each summer, they are resident artists at The Academie Franco--Americaine in Vaison-la-Romaine, France. Their concerts include standards of the piano duet repertoire, as well as an unusual number of collaborative performances accompanying silent film, recreating cabaret artistique, reviving rarely-heard chamber works for piano duet with strings, and providing accompaniment for choral works.

The program includes works by the great cabaret artist Yvette Guilbert, Erik Satie, Gabriel Faure, Samuel Barber, Moritz Moszowski and Kurt Weill. Cabaret Artistique is part of the Visiting Distinguished Artist Series.

Department of Music.

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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 features 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 of North Dakota.

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 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.

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"WORKLIFE/LIFEWORK" IS THEME OF 32ND ANNUAL UND WRITERS CONFERENCE

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

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

The list of this year's writers follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schedule of Events:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jim McKenzie, English.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUMMER GRADUATE RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIPS ANNOUNCED

The following members of the Graduate Faculty have been appointed to Summer Graduate Research Professorships for 2001: Anthony Borgerding (Chemistry); Rashid Hasan (Chemical Engineering); Ju Kim (Physics); Isaac Schlosser (Biology); Rick Sweitzer (Biology); and Amy Wenzel (Psychology). They will pursue research activities and work closely with graduate advisees during the 2001 summer session.

Carl Fox, Interim Dean, Graduate School.

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STEPHEN TINGUELY NAMED CHAIR OF PEDIATRICS

Stephen Tinguely has been appointed chair and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His appointment is effective Feb. 1.

Tinguely, a 1978 M.D. graduate, has been serving as a faculty member in pediatrics for the school since 1981. He will continue to practice part-time at MeritCare Clinic Southwest and as a member of the attending staff at Children's Hospital in Fargo.

He replaces George Johnson, Fargo, a 1958 alumnus of the school who will continue as a member of the faculty. Johnson, who joined the medical school in 1972, has chaired pediatrics since 1989. He has been an extraordinary leader and advocate for the health and well-being of children over the course of his career.

Tinguely, who grew up in Casselton, attended St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., where he received a bachelor of arts degree in 1974. He earned the UND doctor of medicine degree in 1978 and went on to complete residency training in general pediatrics in 1981 at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn.

As a medical student and resident, Tinguely received several awards, and was named senior resident associate at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1980. He was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1982. He has served as president and board member of the North Dakota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which received the Award of Chapter Excellence in 1997 and 1998. He is also actively involved with programs and committees devoted to concerns such as emergency medical services for children, cystic fibrosis, crippled children's services, and neonatal intensive care, among others.

Dr. Tinguely and his wife, Mae, have three grown children, Anne, Joseph and Matthew. He is the son of Don and Pauline Tinguely of Casselton.

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

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NUTRITION CLINIC OPENS

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics-Nutrition Clinic will open again this spring as a complimentary service to UND students, faculty and staff with certain nutrition issues. The Nutrition Clinic, located in O'Kelly Hall, will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 6 through April 26. Hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.

Juniors majoring in dietetics will provide nutrition counseling to UND students, faculty and staff. Topics that may be addressed in this service include: healthy eating, sensible weight management, nutrition and physical fitness, healthy meals for children, and cardiovascular risk reduction. These students are not prepared to counsel on complex issues such as diabetes, eating disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular disease, etc. These problems will be referred to Altru Health Systems or another health care facility in the vicinity. In addition, department faculty will supervise all clinic operations. All information and records will be kept confidential and will be destroyed at the end of the semester.

If you are interested in participating in nutrition counseling call Sandy at 777-2539 or stop by Room 20, O'Kelly Hall.

Julie Gothman, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR NOTIFYING INSTRUCTORS OF ABSENCES

This is a reminder that students are responsible for contacting each of their faculty members regarding their absence from class. Lines of communication between student and faculty are enhanced with contact between the parties involved. If a faculty member requires justification, they may request it from the student.

Jerry Bulisco, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Judicial Affairs and Crisis Programs.

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POLICY REGULATES EQUIPMENT AND DEPARTING FACULTY

A policy and procedure titled "Equipment/Supplies - Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty" is available from the Purchasing Office. This policy and procedure should be included in your Administrative Manual. If you need a copy, please request one from Purchasing at 777-2681. Any concerns or questions regarding the policy and procedure can be directed to Jerry Clancy at 777-2681.

Linda Romuld, Director of Purchasing.

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INTERNAL AUDITING UPDATES WEB SITE

Internal Auditing has updated our web site. Of special importance is the internal control guidelines section, which addresses cash receipts and payroll controls. We invite you to visit our site at: http://www.und.edu/dept/controls/

Tim Rerick, Director, Internal Auditing.

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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.

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U2 CLASSES LISTED FOR FEB. 12-16

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 classes, all in 361 Upson Hall II.

Excel III, Feb. 12, 14, and 16, 9 to 11:30 a.m.;

PageCenter, Feb. 13, 9 to 10:30 a.m.;

Word 00 Level I, Feb. 13 and 15, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Please note that Word is now a different date and time than previously posted.

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.

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RECYCLE PLASTIC WITH METAL ITEMS

Did you know that plastic and metal containers can be recycled comingled? This means they are collected in the same container. If you aren't sure if your plastic is recyclable, look for the number on the bottom of the container. If it has a number of 1-7, you can recycle it. No hard plastics such as toys, pipes, or plastic bags. For safety, please remove covers and rinse. Thank you for recycling.

Janice Troitte, Recycling Coordinator, Facilities.

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ITEMS FOR SALE TO PUBLIC ON BIDS

The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, older metal office desks, and 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, Feb. 5-8.

Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.

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GRANTS AND RESEARCH

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 ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

Heritage and Preservation Grants seek to honor, assist, encourage, preserve, and present those forms of artistic expression and practice that reflect the many cultural traditions that make up our nation. Grants generally range from $5,000-$150,000 for up to 2 years of support and require a match of at least one to one. Applicants may be arts institutions, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, tribal communities and Indian tribes, units of state or local governments (including school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the mission of the NEA. Deadline: 8/13/01. Contact: 202/682-5400; http://arts.endow.gov.

Creativity Grants provide for creation and presentation of artistic work and development of professional artists. The program's goal is to increase the number of artistically excellent works created and presented to the public; and to expand opportunities for artists to interpret, explore, and create work, and to develop their careers. Applicants are non-profit, tax-exempt U.S. organizations. Grants generally range from $5,000-$150,000 for up to 2 years of support and require a match of at least one to one. Deadline: 3/26/01. Contact: See Above.

Education Grants provide support for children and youth learning in and through the arts. Arts Learning is designed to encourage efforts that will identify, support, and/or replicate best practices; expand opportunities; demonstrate the benefits of strong arts and learning partnerships; and improve the quality of learning in and through the arts for our nation's children and youth (generally early childhood through age 18). The Arts Endowment will support quality arts learning projects in both the pre-K through 12 and youth arts areas. Projects based at higher education institutions are eligible if the focus is directly on children and youth. Arts Learning projects may take place in, after, or out of school. Grants generally range from $5,000-$150,000 and require a match of at least one to one. Duration is up to 2 years. Deadline : 5/14/01. Contact: See Above.

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Three awards ranging from $150,000-$170,000 are provided to State-designated agencies, and non-profit or local agencies working in collaboration with a State agency, for projects that will provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities who are migrant or seasonal farmworkers and family members residing with those individuals (whether or not those family members are individuals with disabilities.) The project period is up to 60 months. Deadline: 3/30/01. Contact: 877/433-7827; edpubs@inet.ed.gov; http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2001_register&docid=01-1528-filed.

The Field-Initiated Studies (FIS) Education Research Grant Program awards grants to conduct education research in which topics and methods of study are generated by investigators. Strong applications for FIS grants make a well-reasoned and compelling case for the national significance of problems or issues that will be the subject of the proposed research, and present a research design that is complete, clearly delineated, and incorporates sound research methods. In addition, personnel descriptions included in strong applications make it apparent that the project director, principal investigator, and other key personnel possess training and experience commensurate with their duties. The project period may be from 1-3 years. Approximately $6 million is available. In the most recent FIS competition, grant awards ranged from approximately $77,000-$660,000 (for 12 months). Application materials should be available February 9, 2001 from the web site http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/FIS/. Contact: Elizabeth Payer, 202/219-1310, Elizabeth_Payer@ed.gov; or Beth Fine, 202/219- 1323, Beth_Fine@ed.gov. Deadlines: 3/5/01 (Letter of Intent), 4/3/01 (Proposal). Applications are invited for new awards for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). The purpose of this program is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in college. Through improved academic preparation and early awareness activities, eligible students are provided comprehensive mentoring, counseling, outreach and supportive services, including information to students and parents about the benefits of postsecondary education and the availability of Federal financial assistance to attend college. Through the scholarship component, which is recommended for Partnership grants, eligible students may receive scholarships for higher education. Partnerships must include a college or university, one local educational agency, and two additional organizations, such as businesses, professional associations, community-based organizations, State Agencies, elementary schools, philanthropic organizations, religious groups, and other public or private organizations. Approximately $35,500,000 is available for approximately 75-90 Partnership grants. Contact: 202/502-7676; gearup@ed.gov; http://www.ed.gov/gearup/. Deadline: 3/30/01.

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

The Engineering Directorate of the NSF announces a research initiative in support of the Federal Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, or PATH. The objectives of PATH are to improve the quality, affordability, durability, environmental performance, and energy efficiency of today's new and existing homes; strengthen the technology infrastructure of the U.S.; and help create the next generation of American housing. This initiative will focus on the application of a broad array of engineering sciences and technologies--with particular emphasis on the three technology "portfolios" identified by PATH's Roadmapping efforts and on unique local partnerships for improving housing innovation--and will encourage cooperative and interdisciplinary activities. Deadline: 4/21/01. Contact: John B. Scalzi, Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems, 703/292- 7020, jscalzi@nsf.gov; R. Rajurkar, Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation, 703/292-7079, rrajurka@nsf.gov; Rajinder Khosla, Elec-trical and Communication Systems, 703/292-8339, rkhosla@nsf.gov; Robert Wellek, Chemical and Transport Systems, 703/292-8370, rwellek@nsf.gov; Frederick A. Thompson, Bioengineering and Environmental Systems, 703/292-7947, athompso@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf0145.

The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program promotes improvement in technological education at the undergraduate and secondary school levels by supporting curriculum development; preparation and professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; and internships and field experiences for faculty, teachers, and students; and other activities. With an emphasis on 2-year colleges, the program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program also promotes articulation between programs at 2-year colleges and 4-year colleges and universities--in particular, articulation between 2-year and 4-year programs for prospective teachers and between 2-year and 4- year programs in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (with a focus on disciplines that have a strong technological foundation). Approximately $39 million will be available in FY2002 for 75 awards. Deadlines: 4/26/01 (Optional Preproposal); 10/18/01 (Full Proposal). Contact: Elizabeth J. Teles, Division of Undergraduate Education, 703/292-4643, ejteles@nsf.gov; Gerhard L. Salinger, Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education, 703/292-8620, gsalinge@nsf.gov.

The NSF is requesting applications for the program, Developmental and Learning Sciences: A Multi-disciplinary Competition. This initiative aims to support studies that increase our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' learning in formal and informal settings. Additional priorities are to support research on development and learning that: incorporates multidisciplinary, multi-method, microgenetic, and longitudinal approaches; develops new methods and theories; examines transfer of knowledge from one domain to another and from one situation to another; assesses peer relations, family interactions, social identities, and motivation; examines the impact of family, school, and community resources; assesses adolescents' preparation for entry into the workforce; and investigates the role of demographic characteristics and cultural influences on children's learning and development. Research supported by this initiative will add to our basic knowledge of children's learning and development, with the objective of leading to better educated children and adolescents who grow up to take productive roles as workers and citizens. A minimum of $5 million will be available for 20-30 new awards. Target Dates: 1/15 and 7/15, annually. Contact: Rodney R. Cocking, Developmental & Learning Sciences, 703/292-8732, rcocking@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf0146.

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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

Proposals are requested for projects related to Exploratory Research to Anticipate Future Environmental Issues. This initiative has 3 areas of focus: Exploratory Research on the Application of Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology to Environmental Problems. To understand the environmental consequences of processing and transporting contaminants in the environment, interdisciplinary re-search on molecular and nanoscale processes that take place at one or more of the interfaces within nanoscale structures in natural systems is needed. Such research would include studies of the interfaces between inorganic/inorganic, inorganic/organic, and organic/organic structures focused on specific processes characterized by small scales. Research that involves novel approaches and adapts newly developed experimental, theoretical, and computational methods for characterizing nanostructures is needed. Deadline : 6/18/01. Contact: Barbara Karn, 202/564-6824, karn.barbara@epa.gov.

Futures Research in Natural Sciences and Engineering--EPA wishes to engage the scientific community in identifying and applying new knowledge, approaches, and techniques in novel ways to solve the emerging environmental problems of the future. In this part of this RFA, emphasis must be on issues that the research community needs to start working on now, before headlines have emerged. Research may be considered high risk or deal with fundamental principles, but should lead to creative or innovative solutions to potential high risk environmental problems. Applications should describe the nature and significance of the environmental issue being targeted, along with the nature and expected benefits of the proposed research in leading to a solution to that issue or significantly advancing the understanding of the science that underlies it. Deadline: 7/11/01. Contact: Roger Cortesi, 202/564-6852, cortesi.roger@epa.gov.

Socio-economic Causes and Consequences of Future Environmental Changes--This solicitation will support research that: 1) identifies one or more significant socio-economic trends that will provide a baseline for estimating likely future environmental quality effects; 2) describes the important environ-mental quality effects of these trends; and 3) estimates variations in environmental quality outcomes from the baseline, based on both unpredictable (or less predictable) influences (e.g., fuel prices, consumer preferences), and varied assumptions about the trends (e.g., high or low population growth scenarios). Deadline: 7/11/01. Contact: Matthew Clark, 202/564-6842, clark.matthew@epa.gov.

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NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI), NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI) NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES (NIDDK) NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH (NINR)

The NHLBI, NCI, NIDDK, and NINR invite applications for research project (R01) grants for Overcoming Barriers to Treatment Adherence in Minorities and Persons Living in Poverty. The purpose is to evaluate interventions in clinical care settings designed to improve adherence to medically prescribed lifestyle and medical regimens used to treat heart, lung, blood or sleep diseases, disorders or conditions, cancer, or diabetes. The populations targeted by this RFA are racial and ethnic minorities and/or persons living in poverty. The institutes intend to commit approximately $5,750,000 in total costs in FY 2001 to fund 8 - 9 new grants. Deadlines: 2/22/01 (Letter of Intent), 3/22/01 (Proposal). Con-tact: Susan Czajkowski, NHLBI, 301/435-0406, CzajkowS@nih.gov; Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, NHLBI, 301/435-0497, DesvignP@nih.gov; Virginia Taggart, NHLBI, 301/435-0202, TaggartV@nih.gov; Ellen M. Werner, NHLBI, 301/435-0077, wernere@nhlbi.nih.gov; Michael Twery, NHLBI, 301/435-0202, TweryM@nih.gov; Linda Nebeling, NCI, 301/496-8520, linda_nebeling@nih.gov; Sanford A. Garfield, NIDDK, 301/594-8803, garfields@extra.niddk.nih.gov; Hilary Sigmon, NINR, 301/594-5970, hilary_sigmon@nih.gov.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)

NIDA announces the availability of funds to support research on the drug gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and its precursors, gamma- butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BD). This request for applications is being issued in response to the recent emergence of GHB, GBL, and 1,4-BD as public health concerns. Abuse of GHB is a novel phenomenon, whose future impact on society is uncertain. NIDA intends to support a broad range of scientific research that is expected to lead to a reduction in the abuse of these sedative-hypnotic "club drugs," and to development of treatments for GHB abuse. The traditional research project (R01), small grant (R03), and exploratory/developmental grant (R21) award mechanisms will be used to fund 6 to 10 new and/or competitive continuation grants. Approximately $2 million is available this year. Contact: Jerry Frankenheim, Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, 301/435-1312, jfranken@mail.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA- 01-014.html. Deadlines: 3/19/01 (Letter of Intent), 4/17/01 (Proposal).

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

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