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University Letter

July 24, 1998

Volume 35 No. 39

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Volume 35, Number 42: July 24, 1998

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CONTENTS

EVENTS TO NOTE

OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

BILLBOARD

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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UNIVERSITY LETTER The summer schedule for University Letter follows. University Letter will be published on the following dates: July 24, Aug. 7, 21 and 28. The deadline for article submission remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article published. Articles will be run only once due to space and budget considerations.

-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.

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HOFFARTH TO STEP DOWN AS UND VICE PRESIDENT

Al Hoffarth has announced that he will leave his position as Vice President for Operations and Finance effective Aug. 1. Hoffarth said that he had initially agreed in December to remain at UND for 12 to 18 months while the University completed the consolidation of its business-and operations-related departments under a single vice president, but that the state of his health has led him to move up his retirement date.

He said that his doctor has advised him to take a medical leave to undergo treatment for a cholesterol-related circulatory condition, after which he will formally retire from the University.

President Kendall Baker praised Hoffarth for his long service to the University and for the strategic, long range vision he has provided in the development of the campus and in the operation of the staff units that support the educational mission of the University.

"Under Al's leadership, the University's physical plant, auxiliary enterprises, housing complex, bookstore, and a myriad of other activities have become nationally known for their efficiency and progressive approach to service ," Baker said. "All of us are particularly indebted to Al for his leadership in preparing the campus to withstand the Flood of 1997 and for providing a smooth transition in one of UND's most important restructuring efforts in many years."

Baker said that Peggy Lucke, who now holds the number two position in the division, will take over as interim vice president. He said that a decision on a permanent replacement would be made after completion of a consultant's report now being prepared by KPMG Peat Marwick on the further integration of the two formerly autonomous divisions.

Hoffarth is a 1969 graduate in business administration from the University of North Dakota and has done graduate work at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He joined the staff of UND as an accountant in 1969 and was promoted to Director of Operations/Accounting in 1971 and to Director of Operations in 1979. In 1982 he became Associate Vice President for Business Operations, and on July 1, 1983, was named Vice President for Operations. He has been active in civic affairs, among other activities serving as a member and chair of the United Hospital Board of Directors.

Lucke, who has been Associate Vice President for Finance and Operations since Feb. 1, graduated from UND in 1972 with a B.S.BA. In accounting. She served as internal auditor from 1972-73, and as assistant director of grants and contracts from 1973 to 1976. After a year as the business manager of the Northeast Regional Mental Health Center in Grand Forks she returned to UND in 1977 as Assistant Director of Accounting. In 1979, she became Director of Accounting, a position she held until 1990, when she became the University's financial controller, responsible for the Business Office, Purchasing and Central Receiving, Accounts Payable, and Cash and Investments.

-- Kendall Baker, President.

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FACULTY INVITED TO MARCH IN COMMENCEMENT

All faculty members, whether or not they have summer appointments, are invited to march in the processional for Summer Commencement on Friday, July 31. Participating faculty will march in full academic regalia and will be seated on the stage. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Faculty will assemble on the south lawn of the Auditorium (weather permitting). Please arrive by 3:30 p.m. so that the green gown commencement marshals may guide you to your place in the processional.

If you wish to participate in the processional, please call Rita Galloway at 777-4194 so that we may have a reasonably accurate count for planning. Faculty are invited to join the graduates and their well-wishers at a reception on the Auditorium's south lawn after the ceremony. In case of bad weather, the processional assembly and the reception will be held in the Auditorium's lower level.

I hope that you can join us. With the warm weather and the campus looking its best, Summer Commencement is a particularly enjoyable event at the University of North Dakota.

-- Ken Baker, President.

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"U FEST ON THE GREEN" SET FOR SEPT. 20

A logo to promote the University's "U Fest on The Green" open house and festival on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20, has been designed by the University Relations Office, and the Planning Committee for the event continues to solicit ideas from the campus community.

The purpose of the U Fest is to encourage public involvement in the University, particularly among citizens who do not normally have occasion to visit the campus, and to continue to generate better understanding of the University.

The U Fest will be primarily an outdoor event, focused on the central University Mall and the adjacent public spaces (for example, along the banks of the English Coulee). A number of UND facilities, such as the Center for Aerospace Sciences, will be open for tours. It will feature a main stage with scheduled musical and other performances, talks by celebrities, door prize drawings, etc. It is expected that at least one major "headline" act will be booked, around which the other performances can be scheduled. The U Fest will also include scheduled demonstrations or performances at selected sites away from the main stage.

The U Fest will include a designated area for a UND sponsored Crafts Show, as well as a designated area (or areas) for booths and exhibits featuring information displays and on-going demonstrations by UND departments, student organizations and possibly selected non-UND organizations (particularly those linked in some way to UND's activities, such as the North Dakota National Guard, many members of which are scholarship students at UND). There also will be designated areas for "fun activities" geared to children and for "food booths," with a variety of fare including ethnic. Rita Galloway of the University Relations Office is coordinator of U Fest and can be reached at 777-4194.

-- Dave Vorland, Assistant to the President and Chair, U Fest Committee.

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NEW FACULTY TOUR SET FOR AUG. 17-18

Attention, department chairs: The ninth annual new Faculty Tour of North Dakota is set for Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17-18. Underwritten in part by the UND Alumni Association, this bus tour offers a low-cost opportunity for new faculty and professional staff to experience small-town and rural North Dakota, visit the Capitol and State Heritage Center, talk to residents -- including Native Americans -- and learn more about the values, challenges and opportunities of our state. Seating is limited, so priority will go to new full-time faculty members and new full-time professional staff. Current faculty members and professional staff are eligible to join on a space available basis; they should contact the University Relations Office at 777-2731 as soon as possible to be placed on a waiting list. Invitations will be mailed to the "new hires" identified by the Academic Affairs office. The assistance of departmental chairs is requested in encouraging participation.

-- Rita Galloway, Special Projects Coordinator, University Relations.

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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REORGANIZES

The College of Business and Public Administration has taken on a new look. Effective July 1, three academic divisions, Accounting and Finance, Organizational Systems and Technology, and Economics and Public Affairs are the new groups in place of the former eight departments.

The College of Business and Public Administration has launched an effort to be the foremost college of business in our market. To achieve that goal the need to be "nimble" in a rapidly changing marketplace was identified during last year's self study by the faculty and staff.

The primary reorganization objectives as determined by the faculty and staff after extensive study and review were to:

* Serve students even more effectively by being conducive to curriculum revision; facilitating/encouraging interdisciplinary courses/programs; and emphasizing technological systems advances.

* Maximize synergies among disciplines, courses, staff.

* Consolidate common administrative activities to allow faculty to teach, research, and serve.

* Emphasize outreach (especially from Dean's office) to attract additional resources.

The changes are reflected in the new academic divisions. The Division of Accounting and Finance houses the faculty of Accounting and Business Law with the Finance faculty. The Division of Organizational Systems and Technology includes the faculty of Management, Marketing, Industrial Technology, and Business and Vocational Education. The Division of Economics and Public Affairs combines the faculty of Economics with Political Science and Public Administration.

The new moves also resulted in reorganization of administrative duties within the college. The former structure had a dean, eight department chairs, and a full-time MBA director. The resulting positions are the dean, two current faculty members being assigned part-time administrative duties as associate deans, three division directors and a current faculty member being named part-time MBA director.

Jacob Chacko (Marketing) is assuming duties as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and will coordinate curriculum issues, AACSB compliance, and faculty assignments and utilization. Phil Harmeson (Accounting and Business Law) is assuming duties as Associate Dean for Administration and will assist the dean with external relations activities, coordination of personnel and student recruitment, as well as issues relating to technology.

Steve Moser (Management) will serve as Director of the Division of Organizational Systems and Technology. Dave Ramsett (Economics) will serve as Director of the Division of Economic and Public Affairs. Harold Wilde (Accounting and Business Law) will serve as Director of the Division of Accounting and Finance.

-- Dennis Elbert, Dean, College of Business and Public Administration.

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RECREATION PROGRAM MOVES TO SOCIAL WORK

The program and faculty of Recreation and Leisure Services has moved to the Department of Social Work from the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Program coordinator, Tim Schroeder, and faculty may be reached at the numbers listed in the directory and will remain in their current quarters through the end of summer. After Aug. 15, faculty may be reached through the Department of Social Work in Gillette Hall, 777-2669.

-- Mary Harris, Dean, Education and Human Development.

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EVENTS TO NOTE

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RECEPTION WILL HONOR AL HOFFARTH

A retirement reception will be held for Al Hoffarth, Vice President for Finance and Operations, from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Alumni Center. All members of the University Community are invited.

-- Ken Baker, President.

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LINGUISTICS PLANS COLLOQUIUM

The Summer Institute of Linguistics will hold a colloquium, "Community-Based Curriculum and Staff Development in the Recent Education Reform in Papua New Guinea," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, in Room 9, Gamble Hall. It will be presented by Yasuko Nagai, SIL and Flinders University. Call me at 777-5714 for more information.

-- Tim Pulju, Summer Institute of Linguistics.

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NDUS CIO CANDIDATE OPEN SESSIONS SET

The North Dakota University System is seeking a chief information officer to lead information and communication technology efforts for the system. Three candidates have been invited to the state and will be at UND Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28 and 29. You are invited to attend an open meeting to hear from the candidate and to ask questions. The meetings, all held in the Sioux Room of the Memorial Union, are as follows:

* R. Grant Crawford, Tuesday, July 28, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

* Douglas Gale, Wednesday, July 29, 11:00 am to 12:00 am

* Donald Olson, Wednesday, July 29, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

The NDUS CIO leads efforts to integrate information technology in the educational process. The CIO is responsible for leadership, management, vision, budgeting, strategic planning, and implementation of NDUS technology services. This position must communicate and coordinate with campuses and user advisory groups to achieve the highest level of understanding of needs, and in turn, be sure that the processes and actions are understood in the NDUS and the executive and legislative branches of state government. This person will provide system level coordination for Higher Education Computer Network (HECN), Interactive Video Network (IVN), and On-Line Dakota Information Network (ODIN).

Please visit http://www/ndus.nodak.edu/ for a complete job description. Brief candidate information will be available at the open meeting or can be requested in advance from Bonnie Snyder, 777-3171.

-- Dorette Kerian, Interim Director, Computer Center.

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PSYCHOLOGIST WILL PRESENT WORKSHOP IN BISMARCK

Dr. Stanton E. Samenow, a nationally recognized clinical psychologist specializing in work with adult and juvenile criminal behavior, juvenile delinquency, and substance abuse, will present a workshop on "The Anti-Social Adolescent" as part of the 1998 Foster Care and Adoption Conference Thursday, July 30, at the Radisson Inn in Bismarck from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dr. Samenow has had 27 years of experience in clinical practice. He has interviewed, evaluated, and provided counseling to youth and adults, giving him insight into the effects of environmental influences, bio-genetic factors, and mental illness on youth and criminal behavior. Dr. Samenow has appeared on many nationally syndicated news and television talk shows and is the author of the recently published book, "Straight Talk About Criminals."

The workshop registration fee is $30, which includes lunch, breaks and materials. Pre-registration is required and can be completed by phoning 777-3442 by July 29. This workshop is sponsored by the Children and Family Services Training Center at UND, the CFS Division of the North Dakota Department of Human Services, and the Casey Family Program of North Dakota. For more information, please call the Children and Family Services Training Center at 777-3442.

-- Tara Mulhauser, Children and Family Services Training Center

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OF ACADEMIC INTEREST

DOCTORAL EXAM SET FOR HANQIAN LIANG

The final examination for Hanqian Liang, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Physiology, is set for 1 p.m. Friday, July 24, in Room 3933, Medical Science North. The dissertation title is "Metastatic Potential and Resistance to Oxidative Stress in Nb2 Lymphoma Cells." Ann Bode (Physiology) is the committee chair. Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.

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GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

GRANTS AVAILABLE TO STIMULATE TECHNOLOGY

The Department of Commerce announces the availability of $1.6 million for funding under the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Technology (EPSCoT). The EPSCoT will support technology-based economic growth in eligible jurisdictions by promoting partnerships between state and local governments, universities, community colleges, non-profit organizations and the private sector. Through these partnerships, EPSCoT seeks to support local efforts to build state-wide institutional capacity to support technology commercialization; create the business climate that is conducive to technology development, deployment and diffusion; and to compete in federal research and development programs.

An estimated four to six awards will be made for projects between 12 and 36 months in duration. Funding for multiple-year awards will be contingent on the achievement of annual milestones. Grant recipients under this program are required to provide matching funds toward the total project cost. The Department does not award more than one EPSCoT grant per grant round within a single jurisdiction, but institutions may participate in additional multi-jurisdiction collaborations.

Application materials and additional information can be downloaded from the EPSCoT website at http://www.ta.doc.gov/epscot. Deadline: 8/25/98. Contact: Anita Balachandra, EPSCoT Director, 202/482-1320, or epscot@ta.doc.gov.

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

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RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED

Following are some research and grant opportunities compiled by the Office of Research and Program Development. For more information, call them at 777-4278.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS)

The NPS will soon be seeking quotations for the Ethnographic Overview, Assessment, and Oral History Study of Badlands National Park RFP (SOL 1443RQ600098034). Conduct of the study will require provision of research services and production of: 1) descriptions of occupation and use of cultural and natural resources, and the cultural significance of natural resources and physical environ-mental features by traditionally associated groups of people; 2) descriptions of contemporary use and perceptions about each type of resource, including location, frequency of use, nature of use, and ascribed significance, if any; 3) descriptions of oral history concerning the park and surrounding region that can be shared with the NPS and affiliated American Indian groups; 4) a current bibliog-raphy of ethnographic information on Badlands National Park and traditionally associated peoples; 5) a record of consultations with American Indians and other members of traditionally associated groups whose lifeways and cultural resources may be affected by park management plans and action; 6) a list of any ethnographic resources to be considered for inclusion in the Ethnographic Resources Inventory (under development), and considered for nomination to the National Registers as Traditional Cultural Properties; 7) a list of potential interpretive topics; 8) suggestions for further studies on Badlands National Park associated groups which may be designed and conducted to develop more complete information on which to base future decisions by the Superintendent with regard to ethnographic issues and concerns that have the potential to affect management of the park; 9) preparation and submittal of a professional quality report that presents the research information and the above information, in addi-tion to submittal of other required deliverables. Estimated award is $30,000-$45,000. Solicitation issue date will be on/about 7/30/98 with the quotations due on/about 8/20/98. Deadline: 8/20/98. Contact: Karen K. Schultz, Midwest Regional Office, 402/221-3563; fax 402/221-4251.

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NATIVE AMERICAN PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS (NAPBC)

The Public Television Program Fund--Native Americans in 21st Century provides support for the research and development, scripting, or production completion of culture-specific programs that bring new perspectives on Native American cultures to public television audiences. NAPBC seeks to com-mis-sion and executive produce a body of work around the concept of "Native Americans in the 21st Century" by identifying proposals for public television programs. Of particular interest are one-hour television format proposals that tell the story of the Native American renaissance as it takes Native American heritage, culture, and philosophies into the new millen nium. Proposals will be accepted for program ideas that can be incorporated into a larger series for national public television audiences ready for broadcast by the 1999-2001 season. Proposals are welcome in the R&D stage of develop-ment, as well as suggestions on tailoring works in progress to fit the Native Americans in the 21st Century Theme. Highest consideration is given to projects that have Native American participation in any of the following categories: Executive Producer, Producer, Director, Writer, or Cinematographer/ Editor. Deadline: 8/31/98. Contact: 402/472-3522; fax 402/472-8675.

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, INC.

Targeted Research Project Grants (Prostate Cancer) provide support for targeted research projects in the area of prostate cancer. Eligible applicants are independent investigators at any stage of their careers. In each grant cycle, $750,000 has been earmarked for grants in the area of Novel Ideas in Prostrate Cancer Cell Biology, $1.5 million for Health Policy and Outcomes Research, and $1.5 million for Behavioral, Psychosocial, Quality of Life Research. Deadlines: 10/15/98, 4/1/99. Contact: Extramural Grants Department, 404/329-7558; fax 404/321-4669; grants@cancer.org; http://www.cancer.org.

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GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY FOUNDATION

Research Grants are available for group psychotherapy research that focuses on one of five clinical populations: children, the elderly, the chronically mentally ill, substance abusers, or significantly ill patients with marked functional impairment. Grants are typically awarded at two levels: $8,000 and $25,000+ (for senior researchers). Grant monies are awarded with an expected completion of the project in one year. Contact: 212/477-2677; fax 212/979-6627; groupsinc@aol.com. Deadline: 10/1/98.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY (NGS)

Research Grants averaging $15,000-$20,000/year are provided to investigators with advanced degrees for geographic field research. Priorities are environmental concerns and global geographic issues. Disciplines supported include anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology. Particular emphasis is placed on multi-disciplin-ary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human population pressures). Potential candidates must submit a short preproposal and a curriculum vitae. Those whose projects are deemed appropriate will receive an application form. Guidelines are available. Deadline: None. Contact: Committee for Research and Exploration, 1145 17th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036-4688; 202/857-7439.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)

The Local Population/Area Epidemiologic Research on Drug Abuse program provides support to encourage research on the local population/area epidemiology of drug abuse and its correlates and consequences. Areas of research are methodological and content research. Applications are encour-aged that focus on methodological research dealing with improving our means for determining the epidemiology of local-level drug abuse and related problems. Applications are also encouraged that concern "content" or the determination of specific epidemiologic patterns of local drug abuse and associ-ated problems. Support is provided by: research project grants (R01) and small grants. Deadlines: 10/1/98, 2/1/99, 6/1/99. Contact: Peter Hartsock, Dr. P.H., 301/443-6720; ph45z@nih.gov; http://www.nida.nih.gov. The Drug Abuse Prevention Intervention for Women and Minorities program supports research to develop, refine, and test the efficacy and effectiveness of theory-based, universal, selective, and indicated drug abuse prevention interventions for minorities and women. Support is provided by individual research project grants. NIDA will also commit to investigating the relationship between the intrapersonal, interpersonal, familial, cultural community roles, and other larger societal factors upon the prevention of drug abuse among minorities and other underserved populations. This initiative seeks to identify risk and protective factors in order to design and test comprehensive, theory based preventive interventions that are sensitive to cultural norms and responsive to community needs. Deadlines: 10/1/98, 2/1/99, 6/1/99. Contact: Ro Nemeth-Coslett, Ph.D., 301/443-1514; rn29e@nih.gov; http://www.nida.nih.gov. The Clinical Neuroscience of Drug Abuse and Addiction program targets newly developing technolo-gies designed to study human subjects, autopsy material, or, in appropriate circumstances, animal models. The goal is to better understand the etiology and neurobiological consequences of drug abuse and addiction in order to design novel preventive, diagnostic, and treatment strategies. NIDA invites applications to use current or develop new, noninvasive techniques to assess neuroanatomical, neuro-physio-logical, neurochemical, or functional differences in human brain that result from consequences of drug use; indicate individuals' vulnerabilities (or resistances) to initiate and escalate drug use into abuse, dependence or addiction; or result from pharmacological or non-pharmacological treatment. Applications are also encouraged to establish integrated, multidisciplinary programs that include both basic research and clinical studies. Individual research project grants funded under this program may conduct research that uses various imaging or other innovative technologies to: 1) elucidate in humans the basic neurobiological mechanisms of action of drugs of abuse, including interaction with other drugs and mental conditions; 2) examine the neurobiological factors that contribute to or counteract vulnerability to drug abuse and addiction; and 3) evaluate the CNS status of patients during diagnosis, and the changes of CNS status during and following treatment for drug dependency disorders. Support is provided through the R01, P01, R21, and R03 award mechanisms. Deadlines: 10/1/98, 2/1/99, 6/1/99. Contact: Joseph Frascella, Ph.D., 301/443-4877; fax 301/443-2317; ejf80t@nih.gov; http://www.nida.nih.gov.

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

The objective of the New Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science (SOL NRA-98-OES-10) is to encourage integrated environments for research and education for scientists and engineers at the early stage of their professional careers. The mission of the Earth Science Enterprise is to develop under-stand-ing of the total Earth system and the effects of natural and human-induced changes on the global environment. The Office of Earth Science (OES) supports research, analysis, and science communica-tion that would promote and increase the use of remotely sensed information for detecting and evaluat-ing environmental status and change at both regional and global scales. The solicitation is availa-ble at http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/ese/ under "ESE Research Announcements" or via anonymous ftp at ftp://ftp.hq.nasa.gov/pub/ese. Paper copies are available by calling 202/358-3552 and leaving a voice mail message. Deadline: 9/30/98. Contact: POC Dr. Ming-Ying Wei, Program Manager, 202/358-0771; fax 202/358-2770; m.wei@hq.nasa.gov; http://nais.nasa.gov/EPS/HQ/date.html#NRA-98-OES-10. The Joint U.S./Russian Research in Space Science Program (NRA 98-OSS-08) solicits proposals for basic research, analysis, and technology whose objectives are to foster new scien-tific partnerships and strengthen existing ones between U.S. and Russian Space Science investiga-tors in the fields of plane-tary science, astrophysics, astrobiology, and space physics to promote joint research in space science. Participation is open to all categories of U.S. and Russian organizations. The Announcement will be available on 7/23/98. Deadline: 9/23/98 (Notice of Intent); 11/23/98 (Proposal). Contact: Joseph M. Boyce, 202/358-0302; ; http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/ (under "Research Opportunities").

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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

The Iowa Short Fiction Award-John Simmons Short Fiction Award competition is open to any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction as well as writers who have published a volume of poetry. Revised manuscripts which have been entered previously may be resubmitted. The manuscript must be a collection of short stories of at least 150 word-processed, double-spaced pages. Stories previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion. Xeroxed copies are acceptable. Stamped, self-addressed return packaging must accompany the manuscript. Winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press. No application forms are necessary. Entries may be submitted between August 1 and September 30. Contact: Iowa Writers' Workshop, 102 Dey House, Iowa City, IA 52242-1000; http://newton.uiowa.edu/~uipress/. Deadline: 9/30/98.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSRC)

The International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship Program (IDRF) supports dissertation research in all areas and regions of the world, on issues that transcend the graduate students' area specializations of cultures, languages, economics, politics, and historical experiences. Fellowships provide up to $15,000 for 9-12 months of study outside the U.S. and fellows participate in multidisci-plinary workshops upon completion of field research. The program invites proposals for field research that is comparative, cross-regional, and/or cross-cultural. There are no restrictions with regard to theme or historical time-frame. Proposals that identify the U.S. as a case for cooperative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals that require no field research outside the U.S. are not eligible. Eligible applicants are full-time graduate students in the social sciences and humanities, regardless of citizen-ship, enrolled in doctoral programs in the U.S. Deadline: 11/18/98. Contact: 212/377-2700; fax 202/377-2727; idrf@ssrc.org; http://www.ssrc.org.

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)

The Transportation Environmental Research Program (TERP) supports research in: aesthetic highway design, air quality policy, community impact, environmental impact assess-ment in transportation, envi-ron-mental justice, housing issues, environmental laws, environmental planning and management, global climate change, hazardous materials, historic bridges, public involve-ment, social and economic impact, stormwater constituents, transportation noise, transportation planning, water quality, and wet-lands. Awards range from $20,000-$50,000 for 6 months-2 years. Deadline: None. Contact: TERP Program Manager; fax 202/366-3409; http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/terp/anno.htm; Program Information at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/terp/prog.htm#I17 or Appendix A at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/terp/prog.htm#I84.

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

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BILLBOARD

NEW GRADUATE STUDENT AND GTA ORIENTATION SET

Orientation will be held for new graduate students Thursday, Aug. 20. A workshop for new graduate teaching assistants is scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, Aug. 18, 19, and 21. All new GTAs are required to attend the GTA sessions. Department chairpersons and graduate advisors are asked to alert new graduate students and GTAs to this workshop as soon as they arrive on campus. A copy of the schedule can be obtained by calling 777-2786.

-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.

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E-MAIL SYSTEM WILL SERVE NEW STUDENTS

New students for fall semester will have an e-mail account waiting for them upon their arrival at UND. Students attending Summer Orientation are already receiving their addresses. They will need to activate their account when they arrive in the fall. Addresses have the general format of firstname_lastname@und.nodak.edu. This e-mail system is new and is being hosted on a UNIX system here at UND and is maintained by staff at the Computer Center. This change will not impact accounts already being provided by colleges/departments (i.e. Computer Science or School of Medicine accounts) but is meant to be issued instead of plains, badlands, and prairie accounts. Returning students with accounts on these systems will continue to use them.

One of the challenges of providing e-mail has been to have a full featured e-mail system that works within a lab/cluster setting. PINE works in such a setting but as many of you may be able to testify, handling attachments is quite a challenge. POP mail programs such as Eudora and Netscape have the features but don't work in a lab/cluster since mail is stored on the local microcomputer.

An advantage of the new system is that it is IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol). This means that the mail is stored on the server (the UNIX host) but by using IMAP software the student is able to access the mail using a graphical (point & click) interface, even in a computer lab. The North Dakota Higher Education Computing Network (ND-HECN) has purchased copies of IMAP software called Mulberry for computer labs and clusters. It is available for Windows95 and Macintosh. If you are a lab/cluster manager and would like a copy of Mulberry please contact Doris Bornhoeft at doris@sage.und.nodak.edu. Distribution of the software for other than labs/clusters has yet to be determined. Students with their own computers connected to the Internet may use programs such as Eudora or Netscape. Training sessions will be offered at the beginning of fall semester. The schedule will be announced via the University Letter and on the Computer Center web page, CCinfo (http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/CC). Documentation on Mulberry will also be available on Ccinfo.

-- Doris Bornhoeft, Computer Center.

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COMPUTER CENTER WILL PUT 0S 390 INTO PRODUCTION

Please be advised that at 7 a.m. Monday, July 20, OS 390 will go into production and remain in production. If you encounter any problems please call the Computer Center help desk at 777-2222.

-- Rose Keeley, Computer Center.

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STUDENT JOBS WILL BE POSTED AUG. 19

The Financial Aid Office will post student job openings for fall Wednesday, Aug. 19. The employment eligibility date for the academic year is Aug. 23, 1998, to May 8, 1999. Please contact Dorothy at 777-4411 for Federal Work-Study jobs and Dennis at 777-3013 for institutional jobs and rehire letters.

-- Dorothy Olson, Federal Work-Study Clerk, Student Financial Aid.

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CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY LISTS HOURS

Chester Fritz Library hours for Summer Intersession are: Saturday, Aug. 1, through Monday, Aug. 24: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed; Tuesday, Aug. 25, resume regular hours.

-- Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

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REVISED COPIES OF ORGANIZATION CHART AVAILABLE

Annual revision of the official master University Organization Chart has been completed, and copies of the chart are available from the Office of University Relations. The chart can be used as part of various University publications, manuals, reports, application pieces, video presentations, etc. Stop by University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall, or call 777-2731 for a copy of the chart, which is in a form that can be copied for your needs.

-- Jim Penwarden, Director, Office of University Relations.

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U2 ANNOUNCES AUGUST CLASSES

You will be receiving a monthly University Within the University newsletter beginning in August. The newsletter will announce the coming five weeks of seminars. Please submit your seminars by the 10th of the month for distribution by the 30th of the month. We will continue to announce seminars in University Letter.

In response to your requests for more/better documentation of some of the computer classes, beginning in September you will be able to purchase a manual for the Access, Excel, and Power Point classes. Watch the newsletter for more information.

AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 11

Computer Center

All Computer classes are held in Upson Hall II. There is an enrollment limit of 16 so register early. Important Note: Due to the content of the PowerPoint, Access, and Excel courses, it is important that you attend each day of the seminar in sequence. Each session builds on the past session, and missing one will cause you to be far behind the rest of the class. Each seminar will be offered each month so you should be able to find sessions that accommodate your schedule.

Introduction to Power Point 97 -- Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 4-6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to Windows 95 -- Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 4-6, 1 to 3 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 25-27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Friday, Sept. 11, 3 to 5 p.m.

Introduction to Access 97 -- Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 11-13, 10 to noon; and Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 8-10, 9 to 11 a.m. The fee for the manual is $15 (optional).

Introduction to Word -- Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 11-13, 1 to 3 p.m.

Introduction to Excel 97 -- Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 18-19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 8-10, 1 to 3 p.m. The fee for the manual is $15 (optional).

Introduction to WordPerfect 8.0 -- Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 25-27, 3 to 5 p.m. E-Mail Using Eudora -- Tuesday, Sept. 8, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Introduction to GroupWise 5.2 -- Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Office of Personnel Services

Legal Issues for Supervisors -- Monday, Aug. 10, 8 a.m. to noon, 235 Rural Technology Center.

-- Jo Coutts, University Within the University.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

MASTER CHORALE SETS AUDITIONS

Auditions for the Grand Forks Master Chorale will be held Sunday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. in the Hughes Fine Arts Center. Call the Master Chorale office at 777-3376 to make an appointment. Interested singers who are not free Aug. 9 are invited to call Music Director Jim Rodde at 777-2814 to arrange an audition for a different day.

The Master Chorale is composed of 40-45 singers from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. The group rehearses on Sunday evenings from late August through April for a four-concert season. In the fall, the Chorale will join several U.S. and Canadian choirs for the Winnipeg Symphony's biennial CanAm concert, performing Benjamin Britten's Spring Symphony and excerpts from George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. The Bach Mass in B Minor is under consideration for the Chorale's spring Masterworks Concert.

-- Ruth Marshall, Grand Forks Master Chorale.

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MUSEUM EXTENDS FLOOD EXHIBITION

The North Dakota Museum of Art's exhibition of 160 flood photographs will be held over for an additional week, through Sunday, Aug. 2. Also continuing on exhibit are two pieces commissioned by the Museum: Barton Benes's flood wall, Ebbtide, and Adam Kemp's monumental assemblage or junk sculpture, American Debris.

Visitors are invited to bring their own flood-related photos to be entered on a computer map of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. In the future, friends, family, and researchers will use the virtual memorial to see what the cities were like during the flood of 1997 by clicking on an address or area of town.

Following Under the Whelming Tide, the Museum galleries will close from Aug. 3 through Aug. 17 to refinish the wooden floor. The coffee bar and gift shop will remain open.

Thursday, Aug. 20, will mark the opening of a new exhibition with works by Scottish artists Will Maclean and Susan Weil. Maclean draws his themes from Scottish Gaelic culture, with a focus on emigration to Canada and voyages of exploration and whaling. Weil, a New York-based artist in her 70s, collaborated with former husband Robert Rauschenberg, and has done significant work in printing and artist books.

-- Marsy Schroeder, North Dakota Museum of Art.

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LAST WEDNESDAY OF MONTH IS DENIM DAY

Denim Day for July is Wednesday, July 29. Pay your dollar, wear your button, and enjoy "going casual" on a Wednesday. All proceeds go to charity.

-- Patsy Nies (Enrollment Services) for the Denim Day Committee.

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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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