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University Letter

February 20, 1998

Volume 35, No. 25

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 35, Number 25, February 20, 1998

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EVENTS TO NOTE

OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

BILLBOARD

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

EVENTS CALENDAR

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TUSKEGEE AIRMAN WILL SPEAK FRIDAY

Retired Colonel Fitzroy "Buck" Newsum, original member of the Tuskegee Airmen, will speak at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27. This event is a part of the Black History Month celebration.

Newsum began his military career as a member of the 369th Infantry Regiment of the New York National Guard in February 1939 after being rejected by the Army Air Corps because of his race. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps (anti-aircraft) in January 1941, and later became a 75MM gun battery commander in Hawaii.

In March 1943, Newsum attended flying school at Tuskegee, Ala., and graduated as a multi-engine pilot in December 1943. After graduation he was sent as an initial cadre to form the 477th Bomb Group -- the first all-black multi-engine group in the Army Air Corps. He served as flight leader and squadron operations officer until 1947 when the organization was converted to P-47 aircraft, and from there went on to Communications School. He later became squadron and group communications officer.

Newsum was reassigned to the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., after President Truman's desegregation order in 1949. When the Korean conflict broke out, Newsum was in Japan with the 374th Troop Carrier Wing. He later joined the 437th Troop Carrier Wing, participating in several combat drops before becoming a squadron operations officer.

In September 1951, Newsum was assigned to Mitchell Air Force Base, N.Y., where he served with the 514th Troop Carrier Wing as Wing Director of Operations until 1953 when the unit was transferred to Toul-Rosiere Air Base, France. He held the jobs of Wing Inspector and Information Services Officer simultaneously at Toul-Rosiere and Evreux Air Bases for three-and one-half years.

Newsum returned to the U.S. in 1957 to finish his bachelor's degree in Military Science at the University of Maryland under Operation Bootstrap, and received his degree in January 1958. After graduation, he returned to Mitchell AFB, where he served as operations officer, and later as squadron commander for the 223rd Air Reserve Flying Center.

With the deactivation of the Reserve Flying Centers, Newsum applied for missile training and was reassigned to the 703rd Strategic Missile Wing (later renamed the 451st), at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo.

After the deactivation of the Titan I units in June 1965, Newsum went on to serve in several positions with the 381st Strategic Missile Wing and the 381st Missile Maintenance Squadron at McConnell Air Force Base. His positions included commander of the Missile Maintenance Squadron, deputy commander for maintenance of the missile wing, and vice commander of the Strategic Missile Wing.

Newsum is an accomplished command pilot with more than 5,800 military flying hours, and is authorized to wear the command missile badge. His military awards and decorations include the meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Commendation with one oak leaf cluster.

His military education includes the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Command and Staff School, and the Air War College. Newsum received his masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma's Advanced Program in Governmental Studies in August 1969.

After retiring from the Air Force in April 1970, Newsum joined Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace in the public relations department. He was later promoted to manager of public relations-civic liaison, and was responsible for directing the division's community relations programs. These programs included community involvement by the division and its employees, the civic donations program, a speaker's bureau and special projects.

In 1989, he was awarded the Brigadier General Noel F. Parrish Award for outstanding achievement on behalf of Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated, and was inducted into the Colorado Aviation Historical Society Hall of Fame in 1991. Newsum currently acts as a consultant to Martin Marietta Astronautics Group, and devotes considerable time in lecturing at schools and conducting tours through the space facilities.

-- M.C. Diop, Director of Multicultural Student Services.

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FLOOD RECOVERY CONTINUES; SUMMER WILL MEAN CONSTRUCTION

The University is continuing to recover from last spring's flooding. At President Baker's 9 o'clock briefing Feb. 18, the main topic of conversation was construction.

There are currently five main projects which will be or are hoped to be funded by FEMA, said Al Hoffarth, Vice President for Operations. They are:

-- Smith Cafeteria will be converted to 50 student residence hall rooms with air conditioning and bathrooms in each room. Construction will begin this summer.

-- The Bek Hall basement, former site of the Children's Center, will be renovated. FEMA will pay for walls, carpeting and air handling units. When additional money is available, it will be used for students in the Walsh Hall Complex. A student survey indicated that the most desired facility would be a fitness center.

-- All steam distribution lines will be replaced at a cost of $14 to $20 million. There are about 10 to 12 miles of steam lines across campus, and the same amount of "return" lines buried next to the steam lines. Because flooding damaged insulation, it is difficult to deliver steam to campus perimeters. In some cases, surface temperatures, which should never exceed 100 degrees F., have topped 200 degrees F., killing grass and shrubs and causing steam "geysers" to erupt across campus. LeRoy Sondrol, Director of Plant Services, commented that UND is fortunate to have had a warm winter, since it would be difficult to provide enough heat through the damaged lines to the further perimeters of campus. Excavation and replacement of steam pipes will begin this summer and last about four years.

-- The football field and its substructure will be replaced at a cost of $750,000 to $1 million.

-- There are still talks in progress regarding the Memorial Union basement remodeling.

There are a variety of other construction projects on tap at the University. They are:

-- The University will ask permission from the State Board of Higher Education this week to raze Old Science Hall. Demolition, if approved, will begin at the end of March or beginning of April. The wood frame, brick veneer building was built in 1907, and it would cost too much money to bring the building up to code. The area will become green space.

-- Though this will not be covered by FEMA, there are plans in the works to renovate storm sewers so that major rainfall will not cause street flooding on campus. A specific example of the problem is by Upson II Hall, which has high water during rains.

-- The Johnstone Fulton Hall skywalk should be complete by the end of the month. Though some students are using it, lighting and carpentry need to be finished.

-- The Ryan Hall skywalk should be complete by the end of May.

-- The skywalk between Abbott and McCannel Halls has been bid; construction will begin in May.

-- The Abbott Hall renovation is 90 to 95 percent complete. Window replacement is 40 percent complete.

-- The Medical School basement will be renovated over the spring and summer.

-- McCannel Hall's third floor will be renovated to accommodate TRIO Programs.

-- Plans for University Village are progressing. University officials have met with city officials and Mayor Owens. The University will request about $4.5 million from the city to build roads, parking lots, water and sewer lines. The city has requested a more detailed master plan before the funds are approved.

Alice Hoffert, Director of Financial Aid, discussed a new initiative in which her office will provide early estimates on financial aid to prospective students and parents. After studying the practices of St. Cloud State University, Purdue, and the University of Southern California, the Financial Aid office has decided to send letters detailing grants, loans and other financial aid within two weeks to students who list UND as a prospective college when they take their ACT test. Letters will be sent to every student who lists UND, as opposed to the former practice of sending an award letter to students only after they applied to the University. Formerly, letters were sent out in early June only to students who had already applied to UND. This should aid the student recruitment effort. Enrollment Services will also step up marketing to students who listed UND as one of their choices on the ACT form.

Hoffert also announced another initiative -- the Outstanding High School Leadership Awards. In conjunction with several other offices, the project identifies high school leaders, awards them $100, and offers guaranteed housing and guaranteed early registration, as well as the opportunity to interact with student leaders at other schools. So far, the project has been quite successful.

M.C. Diop, Director of Multicultural Student Services, outlined activities for Black History Month. He's working to start an interracial gospel choir; interested persons should contact him. He will also host a special guest at Founders Day, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, retired Colonel Fitzroy "Buck" Newsum.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

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OLEN KRAUS, PHYSICS AND ARTS AND SCIENCES EMERITUS, DIES

Olen Kraus, 73, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor Emeritus of Physics, died Feb. 11 at home. He was born April 7, 1924, in Berwick, Pa., and raised and educated in Nescopeck, Pa. He served in the U.S. Army infantry during WW II. He earned degrees from Penn State University and Michigan State University. He married Violet Cragle in 1946 in Bloomsberg, Pa.

Dr. Kraus worked at the National Bureau of Standards as a Research Physicist from 1956 to 1962, and at the University of South Dakota as a Physics Professor and Department Chair from 1962 until 1967, when he joined the UND faculty as Professor and Chair of Physics. He chaired his department until 1974. In 1975 he was named Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He also served as Coordinator of the Honors Program from 1971 to 1973 and 1984 to 1985. He retired in 1991.

"Olen Kraus made light of his own gifts and accomplishments, but he never trivialized anything else worthwhile," said Bernard O'Kelly, Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Sciences. "Conversely, only his kind good humor and innate courtesy kept him -- usually -- from speaking his mind when the tawdry or pretentious went on parade. Bandwagons and hot gossip went right past him, while he cultivated his orchids and his students or shaped the fine woods he loved. He loved also the beauty of physics and poetry, of music and mathematics, of astronomy and good art.

"Olen's mind was intuitive, but also strong and patient. For many years his painstaking translations of Russian physics publications served his colleagues throughout the English-speaking world. Among the many quiet, solid contributions at UND for which he never sought or got the credit he deserved, Olen saved the Honors Program from extinction in the early 1970s. He was a great physicist, a uniquely effective teacher and adviser, and a colleague to be proud of. UND was lucky to have him."

"In my years of work with him, I found him always calm in times of crisis, resourceful in meeting needs, ready to work beyond exhaustion if a student or a colleague needed help," said Richard Hampsten, retired faculty member in English, now living in Seattle. "As a teacher, he was magnificent -- he transmitted his passion for physics through many a witty and imaginative Gedankensversuch, carrying his students into realms they had thought they could never enter."

"He had a way of touching students that stayed with them for years," said Tom Rand, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences. "They would return to see him long after graduation. I had many occasions to observe his wry wit, delivered often with a straight face, at other times with an impish grin. . . . Olen was always self-deprecating in his own wry way. We dug out a few of his Academic Record supplements. . . . I think you will recognize Olen in the sort of thing he would write: 'On the morning of the solar eclipse, and a cold, miserable morning it was, I left the University at 6 a.m. and accompanied a group of student to a location west of Winnipeg, Manitoba, to observe and photograph the eclipse. I suppose one might say, with a stretch of one's imagination and the truth, that I guided a solar eclipse expedition.

"'One Saturday, by invitation, I spoke to an assembly of premedical students at a Medical School open house. I was pleased to receive this invitation, since, no doubt, it is the only time I shall ever be invited to speak in a medical school.'"

"Olen Kraus, in his trademark suspenders and colorful ties, was a well-known figure on campus," said Ellen Erickson, Administrative Officer in Arts and Sciences. "He was admired and respected not only by students and faculty but by staff in the College and across campus. They enjoyed working with him and appreciated his kind, gentle manner and his winsome smile. He was devoted to his students and they showed their admiration by bringing him birthday cakes and wild neckties, and coming back to see him long after they graduated."

Dr. Kraus is survived by his wife, Violet, of Grand Forks; daughters Amy (Hardin Aasand) Kraus, of Dickinson; and Stephanie (Bruce) Morrison, St. Louis, Mo.; and his grandson Evan.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from Bernard O'Kelly, Richard Hampsten, Tom Rand and Ellen Erickson.

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RUSSELL PATTERSON, 74, DIES AT HOME

Russell Patterson, former Printing Supervisor at the Printing Center, died at home Feb. 11. He was employed at the Printing Center for 33 years, from 1954 to 1988, when he retired.

He was born June 28, 1923, in Langdon, N.D. He married Marlys Crockett in 1951 in Grand Forks. He graduated from Langdon School and attended the State School of Science, Wahpeton, and McPhail Music School in Minneapolis. From 1947 to 1951, he worked for the Cavalier County Republican. He owned and operated the Edmore, N.D., Print Shop from 1951 until 1954, when he joined the University. "Through all his years at the University, Russ had a smile for everyone," said Richard Ganyo, Manager, Printing Center.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the Grand Forks Herald and Richard Ganyo, Printing Center.

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EVENTS TO NOTE

GORILLAS WILL BE SEMINAR TOPIC

"Guerillas in the Midst: A Population Viability Analysis of the Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla berengei)" will be presented by Philip Miller, Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Apple Valley, Minn., at noon Friday, Feb. 20, in 141 Starcher Hall.

-- Renae Irwin, Biology.

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GRADUATE COMMITTEE TO MEET FEB. 23

The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, Feb. 23, at 3:05 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Consideration of a proposal for a five-year B.S./M.S. program in Chemistry.

2. Consideration of a request by the Psychology department to:

3. Consideration of a request by the Physiology department to:

4. Consideration of a proposal by the departments of Educational Leadership at Tri-College University and University of North Dakota to continue offering the Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership via IVN.

5. Consideration of a request by the Physics department to change the admission requirements to the Ph.D. program.

6. Matters arising.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.

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DEAN'S HOUR LECTURE WILL DISCUSS MEDICAL EDUCATION

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences will hold a Dean's Hour Lecture, "The State of Medical Education." It will be presented by William Mann (Family Medicine), at noon Monday, Feb. 23, in the Reed T. Keller Auditorium (Room 1350), Wold Bio-Information Learning Resources Center, School of Medicine.

-- Office of Medical Education, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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ANATOMY CANDIDATES TO PRESENT SEMINARS

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology will hold two seminars, presented by faculty candidates.

"Cellular and Molecular Determinants of Ethanol-Induced Embryopathy" will be discussed by Lori Kotch, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics Department, Center for Medical Genetics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, on Monday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. in the Frank Low Conference Room, B710, Edwin C. James Research Facility, Medical School.

"Transcription Factor Gene MRF4 and the Hardwiring of Skeletal Muscle Development" will be presented by Timothy Hinterberger, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Program and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Frank Low Conference Room, B710.

-- Edward Carlson and Mark Olson, Anatomy Faculty Search Committee.

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SEMINAR TO BE PRESENTED AT HNRC

John Finley, Research Chemist, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, will present the seminar, "Is Selenium an Effective Prophylaxis Against Cancer?" at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the library of the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

-- Phyllis Nilsen, Human Nutrition Research Center.

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PERRY BENSON TO SPEAK ON GERTRUDE STEIN

A member of both Neuroscience and English, Perry Benson will discuss the work of experimental writer Gertrude Stein in 116 Merrifield Hall on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. Perry's talk titled "An Object is an Object is an Object is an Object: The Making of the Mother of Modernism," will present a psychoanalytic look at Stein's critical industry. Sponsored by the English Lecture series, the presentation is free and open to the public.

-- Martha Meek, Coordinator, English Lecture Series.

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COLLOQUIUM WILL DISCUSS FLICKERING FLAMES, GROWING TREES, FLYING GEESE

Thursday, Feb. 26, the Computer Science Colloquium Series will present a talk and demonstration by the Fall '97 Advanced Computer Graphics course.

Join us and watch flames flicker, trees grow, geese fly, and lightning strike the plains of Colorado. Brian Henderson, Chris Larter, Grant Lipelt, and the instructor, Bruce Maxwell, will discuss the class projects and show animations and stills that demonstrate state-of-the-art computer graphics techniques. Join us at 3 p.m. in 103 Odegard Hall (formerly CAS I) on Thursday, Feb. 26.

-- Bruce Maxwell, Computer Science Colloquium Coordinator.

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR LEO SAUCEDO

A farewell reception honoring Leo Saucedo will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Medical School, in the lower level of the atrium, just outside the Health Science Bookstore Thursday, Feb. 26. Leo has been employed at the Bookstore since May 1993 and was most recently the Bookstore Manager of our Health Science Bookstore.

-- Don Forbes, Manager, University Bookstore.

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WORKSHOP WILL DISCUSS DEPARTMENTAL BUDGETS

A workshop, "Managing the Departmental Budget," will be held Thursday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to noon in 305 Twamley Hall. Alice Brekke and other Budget and Grants Administration staff members will conduct the workshop, which will provide an overview of the tools and mechanics of administering a departmental budget at UND. Strategies for dealing with changes that occur throughout the year will also be discussed. A case study will be included.

Please contact me if you plan to attend or if you have any questions regarding the information that will be covered in this workshop.

-- Rosemary Thue, Budget and Grants, 777-4151.

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PSYCHOLOGIST ROLES WILL BE COLLOQUIUM TOPIC

The Psychology Department will present a colloquium at noon Monday, March 2, in 202 Nursing. Randall Cheloha will present "Roles for Psychologists in Business and Industry." Everyone is welcome.

-- Joan Peterson, Psychology Department.

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"ON TEACHING" WILL DISCUSS NEW RECORD KEEPING PROGRAM

A special "On Teaching" session for department chairs and academic program directors has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, at noon in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. John Miller, Chair of Music, will demonstrate a helpful student record-keeping computer application. To reserve a complimentary box lunch, please telephone the Office of Instructional Development at 777-3325 by Tuesday, Feb. 24.

-- Dan Rice, Director of Instructional Development.

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OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

SGID OFFERED TO AID TEACHING

Faculty are encouraged to use the SGID (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis) student feedback process for the improvement of instruction. SGID is a confidential peer consultation service which generates helpful student feedback from individual classes. The process is best used at mid-semester which enables the instructor the opportunity to make "mid-course" improvements in the class. SGID documentation may be included by the faculty member in the promotion file as evidence of attention to effective teaching. To schedule an SGID or for more information about the process, contact the Office of Instructional Development, 777-3325.

-- Dan Rice, Director of Instructional Development.

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UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS FORMS DUE MARCH 6

"Unsatisfactory Progress Report" forms are due in the Office of Admissions and Records by noon Friday, March 6. Please adhere to the following procedures to assure that accurate and adequate information is transmitted to students:

1. The departmental office picks up forms Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, and transmits them to teaching faculty through routine procedures.

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

3. If the form includes names of students who have never attended class, mark them as failing. This information should initiate action by the student to correct any error in registration prior to the last day to drop (Friday, March 27).

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

5. The "Unsatisfactory Progress Report" forms are to be completed by all faculty members and returned to the Office of Admissions and Records no later than noon Friday, March 6. Adherence to this schedule is essential since computer processing is done over the weekend. "Unsatisfactory progress reports" will be mailed to students during the week beginning March 9.

6. DO NOT SEND THROUGH THE MAIL. Please return forms directly to the Office of Admissions and Records, 201 Twamley Hall. Thank you very much for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call.

-- Veriena Garver, Admissions and Records Officer, Admissions and Records.

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DOCTORAL EXAM SET FOR KAREN RENEE DANBOM

The final examination for Karen Renee Danbom, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in 104 Education Building. The dissertation title is "Exploring Teacher Thinking About Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings Through Case Study Method: Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Educators' Perspectives." Sara Fritzell Hanhan (Teaching and Earning) is the committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.

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NOT JUST FOR ADVISORS: REPETITION OF COURSES

A student who receives a grade of D or F in a course may repeat the course without special permission. Courses in which grades of C or better are earned may be repeated upon written approval of the department concerned and the dean of the college offering the course and the student's academic advisor. Without this approval, both grades will be recorded in the student's permanent record, with the last grade being marked as duplication and not being counted in the student's GPA. If a course repetition is taken for traditional A through F letter grading, the last grade achieved in the course will be used in calculating the student's grade point average. Repeating the approved course with S-U grading will eliminate the effects of previous credits from the student's GPA if the achieved result is an S, but repetition which results in a U will leave the effects of the earlier grade intact.

-- Student Academic Services.

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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

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

ALLIANCE FOR AGING RESEARCH

The 1998 Allied Signal Award for Research on Aging provides $200,000 over 2 years to a researcher(s) at a U.S. nonprofit institution for a project investigating some biological aspect of aging. The award is open to scientists in all areas of the field, ranging from basic to clinical research. Senior-level scientists submitting pre-proposals showing the most innovation and promise for improving the quality of life of older Americans will be invited to submit full proposals for consideration. Contact: Tara Wilberding, 202/293-2856; fax 202/786-8574. Deadline: 3/18/98 (Preliminary Proposals).

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Short-Term Courses in Research Ethics. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) invite applications for grants to develop, conduct, and evaluate short-term courses on ethical issues in research, particularly those involving human participants. Courses should improve the skills of biomedical, behavioral, social science, and public health researchers in identifying and addressing the ethical, legal, and social implications of their research, especially when human subjects are involved. Support will be provided through the Continuing Education Training Grant (T15) for up to 3 years. Contact: Milton J. Hernandez, Ph.D., NIH - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 301/496-3775; fax 301/402-0369; mh35c@nih.gov. Deadline: 3/6/98; 6/24/98.

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ASSOCIATED WESTERN UNIVERSITIES (AWU)

Laboratory Cooperative Program Postgraduate Fellowships provide opportunities for recent advanced-degree graduates to perform energy-related research at one of several DOE-supported facilities in the western U.S. The program is administered by AWU, approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and sponsored entirely by the participating facilities. The purpose of this program is to encourage young scientists and engineers to select or continue a career in energy-related research and to provide the research resources and training appropriate to such professional development. Awards are competitive and are contingent upon the availability of funding to AWU from the cooperating facility. The initial fellowship term is one year but is renewable up to two additional years consistent with practice of the host facility. The program is open to graduates who have completed all institu-tional requirements for the master's or doctoral degree in science or engineering within 4 years of applying. U.S. citizenship is usually required, but some facilities may accept participants with permanent resident status. A commitment to a professional career in energy-related science or engineer-ing research is expected. The prospective applicant must establish contact with the facility of their choice and the scientist who is to serve as the facility advisor prior to submitting a fellowship application to AWU. This contact should result in the identification of a research project and a host scientist, and in a tentative agreement by the facility to host the applicant as an AWU Faculty Fellow. Upon request, AWU will help in making such contact. Application should be made at least 2-3 months prior to the requested starting date. Contact: 801/273-8906; fax 801/277-5632; info@awu.org; http://online.awu.org/. Deadline: None.

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WHITEHALL FOUNDATION

The Foundation program of grants and grants-in-aid provides support in areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by Federal agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. Current interest is in basic research in invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. Although preference is given to scientists at the beginning of their career and those senior scientists who have maintained productivity, consideration for assistance is given to applicants of all ages. The principal investigator must hold no less than the position of assistant professor, or equivalent. Support cannot be provided to individuals already receiving substantial support from other sources. Contact: Program Director; 561/655-4474; fax 561/659-4978; WhitehallF@aol.com; http://www.whitehall.org/. Deadline: None.

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UNICORN THEATRE

The National Playwrights' Award winner receives a royalty/prize fee of $1,000; the winning play is produced as part of the Unicorn Theatre's next regular season of plays. All winners must agree to assign 2% subsidiary rights of all future productions of the script (in the United States and Canada) to the Unicorn Theatre's Playwrights' Project, and all future productions must acknowledge the initial production by the Unicorn Theatre for a period of 5 years from the close of production. Unicorn looks for non-musical, issue-oriented, thought-provoking plays set in contemporary (post 1950) times. There is a cast limit of 10 actors. Scripts must be typed and firmly bound. All plays submitted must be original, unpublished scripts and have never received a professional production. Send the manu-script with the following information, even if the same information was provided with your inquiry: cover letter; brief bio of you; synopsis; complete character breakdown; SASE for return of script; and a SASPC if acknowledgment of receipt is desired. Contact: Herman Wilson, Literary Manager, 816/531-7529; fax 816/531-0421. Deadline: 4/30/98.

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SIENA COLLEGE

The Siena International Playwrights' Competition provides a biennial prize of $2,000 for a previously unproduced, unpublished sons include structures (H.S. Lew, 301/975-6061, hai.lew@nist.gov), building materials (Geoffrey J. Frohnsdorff, 301/975-6706, geoffrey.frohnsdorff@nist.gov), building environment (James E. Hill, 301/975-5851, james.hill@nist.gov), fire safety engineering (David D. Evans, 301/975-6897, dave.evans@nist.gov), and fire science (Richard Gann, 301/975-6866, richard.gann@nist.gov).

Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory interests and contact persons include electricity (William E. Anderson, 301/975-2400, william.anderson@nist.gov), semiconductor electronics (David G. Seiler, 301/975-2054, david.seiler@nist.gov), electromagnetic fields (Allen C. Newell, 303/497-3131, allen.newell@nist.gov), electromagnetic technology (Richard E. Harris, 303/497-3776, richard.harris@nist.gov), and optoelectronics (Gordon Day, 303/497-5204, gordon.day@nist.gov).

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NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES

Fellowships for University Teachers provide up to $30,000 for 12 months to individuals to pursue advanced study and research that will enhance their capacities as teachers, scholars, or interpreters of the humanities and that will enable them to make significant contributions to thought and knowledge in the humanities. Projects supported cover a range of activities and may contribute to the advancement of teaching, scholarly knowledge, or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. The term humanities includes, but is not limited to, the study of: modern and classical language; linguis-tics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of humanities to current conditions of national life. The sponsor does not support projects to improve methods of teaching, carry out empirical educational research projects, or examine theories of teaching and learning that lack substantial content in a discipline of the humanities. The sponsor does not support surveys of courses and programs in other institutions or the preparation of institutional curricula. Applicants must be affiliated with, or retired from, an institution which grants the Ph.D. Maximum stipend for tenure periods of 6-12 twelve months is $30,000. Part-time fellowships carry a maximum stipend of $30,000 for any amount of released time between half-time and full-time. Fellows may not accept teaching assignments or undertake any other major activity during their tenure. Some assistance may be provided within the stipend to help defray costs of necessary travel; no allowance is given for any other expenses. Contact: Division of Research & Education Programs, 202/606-8466; fellowsuniv@neh.gov. Deadline: 5/1/98.

Fellowships for College Teachers/Individual Scholars/Independent Scholars provide up to $30,000 for 12 months of study and research to enhance recipients' capacities as humanities scholars and enable them to contribute to thought and knowledge in the humanities. Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work to enhance their capacities as teachers, scholars, or interpreters of the humanities and to enable them to make significant contributions to thought and knowledge in the humanities. Projects supported are the same as those described above. Eligible applicants are full-time or part-time faculty and staff members of 2-year, 4-year, and 5-year colleges and universities that do not grant the Ph.D.; individuals employed by institutions other than colleges and universities, such as primary or secondary schools, museums, libraries, etc.; individuals on terminating contracts who hold positions described above; retired individuals who held such positions; and individuals working independently. Contact: Division of Research & Education Programs, 202/606-8467; collind@neh.gov. Deadline: 5/1/98.

-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director of the Office of Research and Program Development.

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BILLBOARD

WYLBUR WILL BE REPLACED BY TSO

Wylbur should be gone by April 1. Are you prepared? TSO, Time Sharing Option, will replace Wylbur. Would you like to try it hands-on for the new look and feel of TSO?

Several departments have been contacted by e-mail concerning the Wylbur to TSO conversion. Has someone in your department been contacted? If so, this will be your main support person for using TSO; check with them concerning training. If no one has been contacted, then it will be your own responsibility to contact the Computer Center concerning training. Remember: Wylbur will be gone, you must use TSO for mainframe access as of April 1.

Training will be available on Tuesday, March 10, and Thursday, March 12, in 361 Upson II, from 9 a.m. to noon. If you wish to attend one of these training sessions please e-mail: rose_keeley@mail.und.nodak.edu stating which session you would like to attend and your name.

-- Rose Keeley, Computer Center.

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PAC-W INVITES AWARD NOMINATIONS

Each year the President's Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) recognizes individuals or organizations who contributed to the advancement of women at UND. We invite nominations to be sent to PAC-W by Friday, March 6.

Criteria for the awards are: 1) there must be a significant contribution to women at UND; 2) the individual or organization must be associated with the University; and 3) the contribution must have occurred within the past five years.

To make a nomination, please include the nominee's name, department or unit, address and phone, specific and detailed information (including dates) about the significant contribution(s), and affiliation with the University.

Please send the nomination to Marcia O'Kelly, Box 9003, or e-mail to marcia.o'kelly@thor.law.und.nodak.edu.

-- Dorette Kerian (Computer Center), Chair, PAC-W.

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STUDY WILL RESEARCH STATE PUBLIC RADIO NETWORK

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has awarded a $49,973 grant from the Radio Future Fund to the planning and collaboration effort to create a North Dakota Public Radio network consisting of Prairie Public Radio, KUND (formerly KFJM) and KDSU-FM.

The grant will support the exploration and drafting of a Local Management Agreement to create a statewide network. The funds will be used for consultants to provide advice on a governance and operating plan, conducting audience and fundraising research, and for consultation with community leaders, members and listeners.

The network would bring together North Dakota's three public radio stations in a joint management agreement to increase membership and corporate support income, and to improve the quality of public radio programming to the citizens of North Dakota. The result would be a single operating entity providing a truly statewide service with a "North Dakota" focus.

Prairie Public Radio, licensed to Prairie Public Broadcasting, serves two-thirds of the state geographically, from Valley City westward, including the state capitol of Bismarck. Programming is primarily National Public Radio news, local news, classical music, and jazz. Kathleen Pavelko, president and CEO of Prairie Public Broadcasting says listeners will benefit from the collaboration's opportunity to provide more North Dakota news, weather and music programming.

Fargo is served by KDSU-FM, licensed to North Dakota State University in Fargo. Programming is jazz, National Public Radio news, and college rock. Grand Forks is served by KUND, licensed to the University of North Dakota, which had two FMs and an AM station before the Red River flood of April 1997. Programming (before the flood) was FM 89.3-classical music, FM 90.7- Adult Acoustic and Alternative and AM-news and public affairs. Since the flood, only one station is on the air with a mix of National Public Radio news, classical music and alternative programming. KUND currently operates under UND's Department of Fine Arts and Communication. Bruce Jacobsen, Dean of Fine Arts and Communication feels this is "a positive step forward in terms of the future of public radio in North Dakota." He says, "It will help us to maximize our resources for the most effective operation and for improved service for our listeners."

The creation of the Local Management Agreement will require the consultation of executives and staff from the radio stations and their licensees, along with the input of listeners and members, and of board leadership at each institution. The process will ideally conclude no later than Sept. 30 of this year.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, for Kathleen Pavelko, President and CEO of Prairie Public Broadcasting.

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FULL COLOR COPIES AND POSTERS AVAILABLE AT UNION

Full color photocopies are now available at the Copy Stop on the first floor of the Memorial Union, at reasonable prices. Sizes available are 8 " x 11" and 8 " X 14." Overhead transparencies also can be made with this ink jet color process. Stop by and check out the samples. For more information, call 777-2415.

Full color posters and banners up to 36 inches wide can be made at Sign & Design Studio, third floor, Memorial Union. Computer design and layout and scanning service is available or information can be brought on disk. Lamination is also provided to protect and enhance color posters. For further information, call 777-3979.

Faculty are asked to relay this information to students who are working on class projects and presentations.

-- Bonnie Solberg, Assistant Director, Memorial Union.

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ITEMS OFFERED FOR PUBLIC BIDS

The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed, high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, wood cabinets, looms, and several other miscellaneous items. They may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse at the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Feb. 23-26.

-- Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

SWIMMERS HOST CHAMPIONSHIPS AT HYSLOP

The University of North Dakota men's and women's swimming and diving are hosting North Central Conference Swimming and Diving Championships this week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19, 20 and 21. The UND swimmers and divers would like to invite you to come out and watch.

This year the women's team is going after their 17th straight NCC title and the men's team is trying to recapture the NCC title after being defeated last year, the first time after 11 years.

Preliminaries are at 10:30 a.m., diving at 2 p.m., and finals are at 6 p.m.

-- Mike Stromberg, Swim Coach.

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WOMEN'S CENTER LISTS EVENTS

Programs at the Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., include Feast and Focus at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 25, "Coming to Power," and "The Goddess Remembered," at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Everyone is welcome.

-- Donna Oltmanns, Coordinator, Women's Center.

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INTERNATIONAL CENTRE LISTS EVENTS

The Thursday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. program at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., is "World Religion Forum," a panel discussion on world religions facilitated by faculty of the Religion and Philosophy Department. Individuals will discuss their faith perspectives, followed by an interactive forum on world religions. Please join us.

-- Sharon Rezac Andersen, International Centre.

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THEATRE ARTS WILL HOST GUEST ARTIST

UND's Department of Theatre Arts will host a guest artist in residence, David Boushey, Stunt Coordinator/Stuntman and Master Teacher, Friday, Feb. 27, through Thursday, March 4. Mr. Boushey has coordinated stunts for several Academy and Emmy Award-winning film and television productions. He will teach a one-week session on Restoration stage fighting to Theatre Arts performance majors and serve as guest critic and workshop leader for the Theatre Arts annual Drama Day/One-Act Play Festival Thursday, March 4.

Boushey has worked in both stage and film media as a fight director and stunt coordinator in over 45 feature and television films, including "Blue Velvet," "Drugstore Cowboy," "Twin Peaks," and "Northern Exposure." He has coordinated stunts for actors including Tommy Lee Jones, Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Jon Voight, and Marsha Mason. Boushey is the founder of the United Stuntmens Association, the Society of American Fight Directors, his own firm, On Edge Productions of Seattle, and he is a master teacher for the University of Washington's Professional Actors' Training Program. As well as being one of the 10 Fight Masters in North America, Boushey has taught in over 100 universities and master's programs across the country and boasts that he is the only American to choreograph the entire Shakespearean canon!

-- Mary Cutler, Theatre Arts.

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"THE GRAPES OF WRATH" WILL OPEN THEATRE SEASON

The Theatre Arts Department proudly presents John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," adapted by Frank Galati, for its spring season opener at the Burtness Theatre. This production will be directed by Visiting Assistant Professor William Lacey. Production dates are Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 24-28, with all performances to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Burtness Theatre. Ticket prices are $5.

If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, please call the Burtness Theatre Box Office at 777-2587.

-- Laurie Hinn, Theatre Promotions Director.

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STUDIO ONE LISTS GUESTS

Natalia Orlova, an Associate Professor of English from St. Petersburg, Russia, will be featured on the Thursday, Feb. 19, broadcast of "Studio One" on UND Cable Channel 3 at 5 p.m. The purpose of her trip is to take what she has learned back to Russia and to become a better instructor.

Obesity is the leading health risk for pets. The Studio One news team provides tips and recommendations on keeping your pet healthy, especially during the winter. Some pets may need more than exercise to stay healthy. Diet manipulation is one way to regulate your pet's weight; more tips will be shared during this story.

"Studio One" is an award-winning one-hour weekly afternoon show featuring news, weather, sports, and interviews produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on channel 3 at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen Fridays at noon and 7 p.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and noon, as well as Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. "Studio One" also airs in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, and Minneapolis.

-- Matthew Nelson, Marketing Team, UND Studio One.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

FEBRUARY 1998

(Please contact Mavis at the Office of University Relations, Box 7144, or call 777-4304, if you wish to make changes or have an event included.)

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February -- BLACK HISTORY MONTH (EBTCC: Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, 2800 University Ave.

Wed., Feb. 18: Seminar, "Gospel Music," UND Apartment Community Center, 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 19: Lecture, Carl McNair, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 1:30 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 23: Workshop, "Surviving in a Predominantly White Campus," Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 3 to 4 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 24: Book Review, "Black Fatherhood," EBTCC, noon to 1 p.m. (brown bag lunch); Movie Night, "Black Inventors," EBTCC, 6 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 25: On Another Note, "T-Mel Parks," EBTCC, 3 to 4 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 26: Workshop, "McNair Program," EBTCC, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 27: Col. (Ret.) Fitzroy Neusum, original member of the Tuskegee Airmen, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, noon to 1 p.m., reception at EBTCC, 2 p.m.; Def Comedy Jam, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 8 p.m.; Dance, 10:30 p.m. (cost is $8).

Sat., Feb. 28: Black History Month Dinner, Grand Forks Air Force Base.

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Through Thurs., Feb. 19 -- ART EXHIBITION, Scott Sherman, Photographer, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Through Sun., March 1 -- ART EXHIBIT, "Old Friends: New Art Part II," exhibit features work of 20 artists including Ed Ruscha, Donald Anderson, Duane Michals and Jim Dow, North Dakota Museum of Art.

Through Sun., March 1 -- ART STUDENT COLLECTIVE/STUDENT ART EXHIBIT OPENS, North Dakota Museum of Art.

Wed., Feb. 18 -- 9 O'CLOCK BRIEFING by President Baker, Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 a.m.

Wed., Feb. 18 -- FEAST AND FOCUS PROGRAM, "Life in the Palm of Your Hand," Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., noon to 1 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Wed., Feb. 18 -- FAREWELL RECEPTION for Leela Hier, Bookstore Assistant Manager, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 18 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "MARS ATTACKS!" Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m.; free admission.

Thurs., Feb. 19 -- TEST, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), 200 McCannel Hall, 8:30 a.m.

Thurs., Feb. 19 -- MEETING, University Curriculum Committee, 303 Twamley Hall, 3 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 19 -- SOUP FOR THE SOUL, Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., 12:15 to 1 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Thurs., Feb. 19 -- CELEBRATING THE CULTURE OF THE PHILIPPINES, come and celebrate the country known as Asia's Pearl of the Orient, the Philippines, with Filipino music, artifacts, attire and ethnic food; a video of traditional and modern Filipino dances by the Kayumanggi Philippine Performing Arts of Winnipeg will be shown, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; everyone is welcome to this free event; call 777-4231 for more information.

Thurs., Feb. 19 -- OPEN LECTURE, Carl McNair, chairman of the Ronald McNair Foundation, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 1:30 p.m. (McNair will be available at 3 p.m. Wed., Feb. 18, at the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center for book signing).

Thurs. through Sat., Feb. 19-21 -- SWIMMING & DIVING, North Central Conference Championships, Hyslop Sports Center, 10:30 a.m./6 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 20 -- CONFERENCE, College of Business and Public Administration, Memorial Union; call Phil Harmeson at 777-4681 for more information.

Fri., Feb. 20 -- BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Guerillas in the Midst: A Population Viability Analysis of the Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla berengei) presented by Philip Miller, Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Apple Valley, Minn., 141 Starcher Hall, noon.

Fri., Feb. 20 -- INTEGRATED STUDIES DISCUSSION, "An Enemy of the People," and "The Doll's House," by Henrik Ibsen, 116 O'Kelly Hall, 10 a.m. to noon; call Pat at 777-3015 or Carl at 777-3058 for details.

Fri., Feb. 20 -- GREEN AND WHITE DAY, President Baker has approved this day for employees to wear UND colors and jeans to show support for our Sioux athletes.

Fri., Feb. 20 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Neb., 8:05 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 20 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Neb., 6:05 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Feb. 20-21 -- HOCKEY, UND at University of Denver, Denver, Colo., 2:05 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 21 -- BASKETBALL, MEN'S, UND at University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo., 8 p.m. (MST).

Sat., Feb. 21 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo., 6 p.m. (MST).

Sun., Feb. 22 -- CELEBRATION OF CHORAL MUSIC, "Voices Through the Ages," Grand Forks Master Chorale, United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St., 3 p.m.; the Chorale will present three student groups as its guests: The Sixth Grade Honor Choir, the Red River Concert Choir and Central High School's Centralian Chorus; call 777-3376 for ticket information.

Sun., Feb. 22 -- MUSEUM CONCERT, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, a Finish cellist who has won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Eurovision Young Musician of the Year competition, will perform on a 1718 Carl Giuseppe Testore cello made in Milan, North Dakota Museum of Art, 2 p.m.; general admission is $12, student tickets are $5, and children age 12 and under are free of charge; call 777-4195 for more information.

Sun., Feb. 22 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "Fargo," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 2 p.m. matinee, free admission.

Sun., Feb. 22, through Sun., March 29 -- EXHIBITION OPENING, "New Work: New York," new paintings from artists in New York City curated by Peter Ryan, North Dakota Museum of Art.

Mon., Feb. 23 -- MEETING, UND General Education Committee, 303 Twamley Hall, 3 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 23 -- MEETING, Graduate Committee, 305 Twamley Hall, 3:05 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 23 -- DEAN'S HOUR LECTURE, "The State of Medical Education" presented by William Mann (Family Medicine), Reed T. Keller Auditorium (Room 1350), Wold Bio-Information Learning Resources Center, School of Medicine, noon.

Mon., Feb. 23 -- ANATOMY CANDIDATE LECTURE, "Cellular and Molecular Determinants of Ethanol-Induced Embryopathy" presented by Lori Kotch, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatrics Department, Center for Medical Genetics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Frank Low Conference Room, B710, Edwin C. James Research Facility, School of Medicine, 11 a.m.

Mon., Feb. 23 -- EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK, University Counseling Center will conduct a free educational program and eating disorder screening, Sioux Room, Memorial Union, noon

Mon., Feb. 23 -- PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER SERIES, "How Children are Impacted by Divorce," presented on Monday, Feb. 23, and March 2, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., call 795-2765 to register; child care will be provided.

Mon., Feb. 23, through Thurs., March 5 -- GRAND FORKS, EAST GRAND FORKS AREA HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBIT, Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

Tues., Feb. 24 -- FACULTY LECTURE SERIES, "Paul Cezanne and the Durango Kid: The House of Poetry," presented by Jay Meek, professor of English, North Dakota Museum of Art, 5 p.m.; lecture will be preceded by a reception at 4 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 24 -- THEOLOGY FOR LUNCH, "The Sacred in Everyday Life," with a panel discussion by the Campus Ministry Association, Christus Rex Lutheran Center, 3012 University Ave., noon; hosted by the Campus Ministry Association; faculty, staff and students invited for the free meal and discussion.

Tues., Feb. 24 -- INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD deadline for proposals requiring full board review for Fri., March 6, meeting.

Tues. through Sat., Feb. 24-28 -- THEATRE, "The Grapes of Wrath," adapted by Frank Galati, Burtness Theatre, 7:30 p.m.; cost is $5; call 777-2587 for tickets.

Wed., Feb. 25 -- LARRY REMELE AWARD LECTURE, "William Avery Rockefeller of North Dakota" presented by Albert Berger (History), 217 Merrifield Hall, noon; bring your lunch; call 777-3380 for more information.

Wed., Feb. 25 -- SEMINAR, "Is Selenium an Effective Prophylaxis Against Cancer," presented by John Finley, Research Chemist, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, library, Human Nutrition Research Center, 11 a.m.

Wed., Feb. 25 -- FREE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE for UND employees and a member of their family, 211 Rural Technology Center, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; call the Safety Office at 777-3341 to register and get directions.

Wed., Feb. 25 -- FEAST AND FOCUS PROGRAM, "Coming to Power," Women's Center, 305 Hamline St., noon to 1 p.m.; everyone is welcome.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -- UND FOUNDERS DAY BANQUET, Memorial Union Ballroom, 6:30 p.m.; tickets may be purchased in the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -- ANATOMY CANDIDATE LECTURE, "Transcription Factor Gene MRF4 and the Hardwiring of Skeletal Muscle Development" presented by Timothy Hinterberger, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Program and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, Frank Low Conference Room, B710, School of Medicine, 11 a.m.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -- LUNCH BOX SPECIAL, "101 Ways To Tell Your Child 'I Love You'," presented by Beth Randklev, principal at Ben Franklin Elementary School, Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Road, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register; child care provided.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -- ENGLISH LECTURE SERIES, "An Object is an Object is an Object is an Object: The Making of the Mother of Modernism," presented by a member of both Neuroscience and English, Perry Benson, 116 Merrifield Hall, 4 p.m.; free and open to the public.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -- COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, presented by the fall 1997 Advanced Computer Graphics course, 103 Odegard Hall (formerly CAS I), 3 p.m.; watch flames ficker, trees grow, geese fly and lightning strike the plains of Colorado when the class discusses their projects and shows animations and stills that demonstrate state-of-the-art computer graphics techniques.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -- LECTURE, "The Similarities and Differences Between Psychotherapy and Insight Meditation" by a visiting psychotherapist and meditation teacher, Matthew Flickstein, Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -- FAREWELL RECEPTION for Leo Saucedo, Bookstore Manager of the Health Science Bookstore, lower level of the atrium, just outside the Health Science Bookstore, Medical School, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -- WOMEN'S CENTER MOVIE, "The Goddess Remembered," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 12:15 to 1 p.m.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -- WORLD RELIGION FORUM, a panel discussion on world religions will be facilitated by faculty of the UND Religion and Philosophy Department faculty, International Centre, 2908 University Ave., 7 p.m.; everyone is welcome to this free event; call 777-4231 for more information.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -- PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER WINTER SERIES, "Teaching Our Children Character," presented by Leland Lipp, Westward Ho Complex, 7 to 9 p.m.; call 795-2765 to register.

Thurs., Feb. 26 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "Conspiracy Theory," Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, 9 p.m.; free admission.

Fri., Feb. 27 -- UND FOUNDERS DAY.

Fri., Feb. 27 -- PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER SIX-WEEK SERIES, "Parents in a Pressure Cooker," offered Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Parent Education Resource Center, 500 Stanford Rd., call 795-2765 for more information or to register; child care will be provided.

Fri., Feb. 27 -- BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE, Retired Colonel Fitzroy "Buck" Newsum, original member of the Tuskegee Airmen, will speak at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl from noon to 1 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 27 -- INTEGRATED STUDIES DISCUSSION, "Religion and Science," (chapter 6-10) by Bertrand Russell, 116 O'Kelly Hall, 10 a.m. to noon; call Pat at 777-3015 or Carl at 777-3058 for details.

Fri., Feb. 27 -- DEF COMEDY JAM, Chester Fritz Auditorium, 8 p.m. (call the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center at 777-4119 for ticket information).

Fri., Feb. 27 -- BASKETBALL, WOMEN'S, UND at North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D., 6 p.m.

Fri. and Sat., Feb. 27-28 -- HOCKEY, UND at University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minn., 7:05 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 27, through Sun., March 1 -- INSIGHT MEDITATION RETREAT led by visiting psychotherapist and meditation teacher Matthew Flickstein, Mount St. Benedict, Crookston, Minn.; call 772-2161 or 777-4231 to register or for more information.

Sat., Feb. 28 -- TEST, Foreign Service Officer Examination (FSO), 114 Witmer Hall, 7:45 a.m.

Sat., Feb. 28 -- FIRST HIGHER EDUCATION FACULTY SUMMIT sponsored by the North Dakota Public Employees Association, AFT, 4660, Doublewood Inn, Fargo, N.D., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; call 1-800-472-2698 to pre-register or for more information.

Sat., Feb. 28 -- RECITAL, DeAndra Jensen Saxophone Recital, Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, 4 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 28 -- UNIVERSITY PROGRAM COUNCIL EVENT, "The Meeting," a conversation between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Ballroom, Memorial Union, 8 p.m.; free admission.

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

UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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