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University Letter

May 12, 2000

Volume 37 No. 36

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 37, Number 36, May 12, 2000

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CONTENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

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DID YOU KNOW?

In May of 1963, Old Main was demolished. In December of that same year, a steel-gridded sphere was erected on the site of Old Main. A gas flame burns as a symbol of the eternal light of knowledge and truth.

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ROBERT GALLAGER NAMED VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

President Charles E. Kupchella has appointed Robert Gallager as UND's next Vice President for Finance and Operations, effective July 1.

"Robert Gallager brings a wealth of expertise and experience," Kupchella said. "In addition to his current dual role as vice president for finance and administration and treasurer of the Medical School of South Carolina, Mr. Gallager is a professor in the College of Health Professions at the Medical School of South Carolina. He not only has oversight of the financial operations, but also is responsible for the physical facilities, and that is exactly the kind of experience base we were looking for in our next vice president."

In 1998, after the retirement of longtime Vice President for Finance Lyle Beiswenger, UND President Kendall Baker combined the divisions of Finance and Operations under Al Hoffarth, who had served as Vice President for Operations since the mid-1980s. Peggy Lucke has served as the Interim Vice President of Finance and Operations since Hoffarth's retirement in 1998.

"Peggy Lucke has done an outstanding job as the Interim Vice President for Finance and Operations. She stepped up the task at a particularly difficult time and served the University extraordinarily well," said Kupchella. "Peggy will continue at UND in the role of Associate Vice President for Finance and Operations and as such will continue to serve in an important role in the areas of both finance and operations."

A Certified Public Accountant, Gallager earned the B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in 1968 from Charleston Southern University, and earned the M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1972.

Since 1994, Gallager has served as Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer of the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston, which consists of six colleges and has an annual operating budget of $750 million. Also since 1994, he also has served as financial advisor to the president and the Board of Trustees and as a professor in the College of Health Professions at Medical University of South Carolina.

Prior to joining the Medical University of South Carolina, Gallager served, ultimately as chair, on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, first as a gubernatorial and then a legislative appointment. The Commission's statutory authority included studying and submitting recommendations to the Legislature concerning financial affairs, budgets, facilities, student affairs and financial aid, and roles and programs of South Carolina's public colleges and universities.

From 1973 to 1994, Gallager was a Stockholder with McKnight, Frampton and Co., P.A., in Charleston, S.C. He started with the McKnight, Frampton and Co., P.A. professional staff in 1968. He also taught accounting in the Charleston Southern University Evening Program from 1972 to 1977. From 1960 to 1965, Gallager served in the United States Marine Corps.

In 1988, the South Carolina General Assembly commended Gallager by passing a Concurrent Resolution extending congratulations for service. He was honored the year before with the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants' Public Service Award. Gallager is a member of several professional organizations, including American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Coastal Chapter-South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina, National Association of College and University Business Officers, and Southern Association of College and University Business Officers.

He is married to Marian Gallager. They have two children, Christy Thrash, San Diego; and Bob Jr., New Jersey.

Charles Kupchella, President.

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MORE THAN 1,300 STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR COMMENCEMENT; BEARD AND LUDTKE WILL RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIPS

More than 1,300 students are eligible to walk across the stage as candidates for degrees during the General Commencement on Mother's Day, May 14, 1:30 p.m. at the Hyslop Sports Center. This is President Charles Kupchella's first spring General Commencement as UND's 10th president. Kupchella presided over his first UND commencement in July 1999. We typically graduate more than 2,000 students each year.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities President Dr. Constantine (Deno) W. Curris will give the keynote address. Curris became the fourth chief executive for AASCU, a national association of over 400 public colleges and universities, in October 1999. A Kentucky native, Curris has served as President at three universities: Murray (KY) State University for 10 years, the University of Northern Iowa for 12 years, and Clemson University for more than four years until his selection as AASCU president. The Murray State Student Center and the Northern Iowa Business Building bear Curris' name.

The Law School Commencement is Saturday, May 13, 1:30 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. North Dakota Congressman Earl Pomeroy, a UND graduate, will deliver the commencement address. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences Commencement was Saturday, May 6, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium; Dr. Drew Pinsky, Medical Director of Chemical Dependency Services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., and a fixture on MTV's "Love Line," was the commencement speaker.

Honorary Degrees

UND will award three honorary degrees during the General Commencement to a visionary who created computer-aided design and two of North Dakota's most prominent collegiate educators, men who were leaders nationally.

Dwight Maylon Billy Baumann, Doctor of Laws

Dwight Baumann was born in Ashley, N.D., in 1933 and attended NDSU, graduating with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1955. He went on to earn graduate degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Since 1976 Dr. Baumann has served as professor of engineering and chair of the Interdepartmental Program in Design at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. Since 1971 he has served as executive director and founder of the Center for Entrepreneurial Development, Inc., a non-profit teaching laboratory and industrial experiment station affiliated with Carnegie-Mellon. One of his projects was the founding of the People's Cab Company, a turnaround acquired in bankruptcy for $1. Now operating as a for-profit company in Pittsburgh, it has 70 employees/drivers, generates annual revenues of $1.5 million, and uses computers for coordination.

In nominating Baumann for this honorary degree, Dean Dennis Elbert of the College of Business and Public Administration and Bruce Gjovig of the Center for Innovation wrote, "Professor Baumann originated the field of computer-aided design (CAD) and was one of the founders of the Sensory Aids Center ... (his) design experience includes farm machinery, turbopumps for the rocket industry, and automation equipment for consumer products. As a founder of the Graphic Science Corporation in 1967, he participated in the design and development of facsimile machines and their manufacturing processes ... Professor Baumann is a recognized innovator in the field of engineering design education, and received the Chester H. Carlson Award in 1982 for his activities both at MIT and CMU in developing project-based undergraduate and graduate design education courses. In 1993 he received the ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Centennial Medallion for his activities as one of the 100 living members with the most significant and lasting impact on engineering education."

Thomas J. Clifford, Doctor of Laws

Thomas Clifford was the first North Dakota native and the first graduate of UND to serve as its president. He began his term as UND's eighth president in 1971 and presided over an era of remarkable expansion until his retirement in 1992.

Born in Langdon, N.D., in 1921, Clifford attended UND and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce in 1942. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Solomon Islands, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima, rising to the rank of major and receiving several decorations, including the Bronze Star, Silver Star and Purple Heart.

After the war, Clifford was considering law school in Michigan when he was offered a teaching position in UND's Accounting Department. He earned his law degree at UND in 1948 and was promoted the next year to full professor and head of the Accounting Department. In 1950 he was appointed dean of the College of Commerce at the age of 29, the youngest dean in the University's history. Clifford left UND briefly to earn a Master of Business Administration degree at Stanford University and to continue graduate study as a Stanford Executive Fellow. In 1959 he was appointed UND's vice president for finance. He continued in that position and as dean of the College of Business and Public Administration until he assumed the presidency in 1971.

The "Clifford era" was one of tremendous growth for UND. Enrollment grew from 8,395 in 1971 to more than 12,000 in 1992. The annual operating budget went from $24 million to over $174 million, and research grants and contracts grew from about $6.4 million to $40 million. Major facilities were added for nursing, engineering, the fine arts, law, athletics, housing and aerospace. The School of Aerospace Sciences, the School of Medicine and the Energy and Environmental Research Center are just a few of the most notable examples of how the University undertook new initiatives to meet the needs of students, the state and the nation.

He remains active in civic and cultural affairs. Thomas J. Clifford Hall was dedicated in his honor in 1992.

Bernard O'Kelly, Doctor of Letters

Bernard O'Kelly retired in 1995 as the longest-serving arts and sciences dean in the nation. Raised in Winnipeg and Montreal, he received the B.A. in Latin and philosophy from the University of Montreal, the L.Ph. (License-en-Philosophie) from the College de l'Immaculee Conception, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English from Harvard University.

O'Kelly taught at St. Paul's College of the University of Manitoba, Loyola College (now Concordia University) of Montreal, Ohio State University and Yale University before coming in UND in 1966 to become dean of the College of Science, Literature and Arts. The College grew and changed under his leadership, with departments added in Social Work, Communication Disorders, Anthropology and Indian Studies. Programs in Women Studies and Integrated Studies were established as well.

O'Kelly was a founding member and the first convener of the North Dakota Committee for the Humanities and Public Issues. He served as the first president of the National Federation of State Humanities Programs. He served many leadership roles in national and regional organizations for the arts, sciences and humanities.

A nominating letter reads in part: "Fittingly, Dean O'Kelly's chief field of teaching and research was that of Renaissance England, for he was a Renaissance man, the idealized embodiment of talent and learning in that glorious period of flowering in arts and sciences ... [In addition to scholarship] he also enjoyed teaching a wide range of courses, from freshman English to graduate seminars on an intellectual and aesthetic passion of his, William Shakespeare. His urbane and humane wit and humor made these classes high points in his students' studies.

"Dean O'Kelly retired as the longest-tenured arts and sciences dean in the nation, and that record surely testifies to the intelligence and character of his administrative abilities. Excellent as a teacher and scholar, he was a paragon as a dean." Bernard O'Kelly Hall was dedicated in his honor on December 7, 1995.

Chester Fritz Professors

Also at the General Commencement, UND will award two faculty members--Dr. Michael Beard and Dr. Richard Ludtke--the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors Award, UND's highest honor for faculty.

Michael C. Beard

An expert in and translator of Middle Eastern Literature, Michael C. Beard is described by a colleague as "multilingual, interdisciplinary, multicultural, multitalented." That faculty member continued, "he has been the Department's widest ranging mentor for graduate students." A member of the UND faculty since 1979, Beard's professional experience includes service with the Peace Corps and as a visiting professor at American University in Cairo, Egypt. Another nominator described Dr. Beard's teaching as exemplary and his publication record as "amazing." Since coming to UND he has published nearly 100 articles and reviews on various Middle Eastern literature subjects and given more than 50 presentations at conferences and meetings. Beard has been a reviewer, editor and co-editor for prestigious bulletins, magazines and books. In addition to his extensive service work in this area, he has been a regular consultant to the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1996 Beard received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach a semester at the University of Jordan.

Richard L. Ludtke

Richard L. Ludtke has established a strong record as a scholar, a teacher and a citizen providing extensive service to the academic and public communities. In his 29 years at UND, he has chaired the Department of Sociology for 11 years, directed the Social Science Research Institute for five years, and worked with numerous programs ranging from the Conflict Resolution Center to the Rural Sociological Society. Ludtke has served as principal investigator and director of the Affordable Rural Coalition for Health, co-director of the Native American Elderly Project, co-principal investigator and co-director of "Working Together for Rural Action," and research director for the Native American Resource Center. In his many activities across the region, he has been "an exemplary ambassador for the University to the general public," a nominator wrote. Former UND faculty member Jack Geller observed, "Rick played an important mentoring role in my career and in my life. We became close colleagues and friends. He showed my the qualities that make a good teacher/scholar and always led by example."

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TWO MORE MEMBERS ADDED TO FIGHTING SIOUX NAME COMMISSION

President Kupchella has named Carl McKay, president and CEO of Sioux Manufacturing at Fort Totten and a former chairman of what now is the Spirit Lake Tribal Council, and Jesse Taken Alive, member of the Fort Yates Tribal Council, to serve on the Fighting Sioux Name Commission.

McKay and Taken Alive join 16 other members on the commission, which will examine UND's nearly 70- year tradition of using the name "Fighting Sioux" for its athletic teams. Kupchella has charged the Commission to gather all the information he needs to make a decision, provide education for each other and all interested in the issues, and examine the experiences of UND and other universities that have wrestled with nickname changes. The Commission, he said, should outline alternative courses of action, indicating how negative impacts of each can best be reduced.

Kupchella has said that he, not the Commission, will make the ultimate decision.

The Commission will hold its next meeting on Monday, June 5, starting at 9 a.m. in 221 Rural Technology Center.

Other committee members include:

* Phil Harmeson, associate dean of the UND College of Business and Public Administration and UND's Faculty Athletics Representative to the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), who will serve as chair.

* George Sinner, Fargo, former North Dakota governor and member of the State Board of Higher Education and retired farmer and business executive.

* Allen Olson, Eden Prairie, Minn., former North Dakota governor and now executive director of the Independent Community Bankers Association of Minnesota.

* Jim R. Carrigan, Boulder, Co., former Colorado Supreme Court justice and a retired U.S. district judge who is now a consultant on mediation and arbitration.

* Richard Becker, Grand Forks, president of Becker Marketing Consultants and past president of the UND Alumni Association.

* Cynthia Mala, Bismarck, executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission and a member of the Spirit Lake Nation.

* Fred Lukens, Grand Forks, president of Simmons Advertising and a former UND basketball player.

* Nadine Tepper, UND assistant professor of teaching and learning.

* Leigh Jeanotte, director of the UND Office of Native American Programs and an assistant to UND's vice president for student and outreach services.

* Michael Jacobsen, UND professor and chair of social work.

* Roger Thomas, UND athletic director.

* Cec Volden, UND professor of nursing and an associate member of UND's Conflict Resolution Center.

* Kathleen Gershman, UND professor of teaching and learning.

* Pamela End of Horn, a UND student from Pine Ridge, S.D. and a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

* Angela LaRocque, a UND graduate student from Belcourt and a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

* Chris Semrau, a UND student from Minot who currently serves as student body president.

For background on the issue, go to http://www.und.edu/president/name.html

Charles Kupchella, President.

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UNIVERSITY LETTER LISTS SUMMER SCHEDULE

The University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Following are the publication dates: May 19, June 2, 16 and 30, July 21, Aug. 4, 18, and 25. 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 constraints.

NOTE: If you will be away for the summer and wish to suspend your paper or electronic subscription until fall, please contact me.

Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, 777-3621, jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu.

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ALUMNI DAYS SET FOR MAY 24-26

The UND Alumni Association invites all faculty and staff to join in the activities of Alumni Days 2000, Wednesday through Friday, May 24-26. This year's festivities feature the classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, and 1955. We hope you will be able to join us.

Alumni Days begin Wednesday, May 24, with campus tours in the morning. The afternoon includes class socials and an open house at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The Get Reacquainted Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Union Ballroom. A video presentation and entertainment will stir up campus memories from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

Special reunion breakfasts for the Schools of Engineering and Mines, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Communication, the Colleges of Education and Human Development and Business and Public Administration, and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics (Home Economics), will be held on Thursday, May 25, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

This year we are proud to honor the Wesley College years by conducting a tour of the Wesley College buildings, now Corwin/Larimore and Robertson/Sayre Halls. The tour will run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. with time for an informal social on Thursday, May 25.

A special Letterwinners' lunch is planned for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Engelstad Loft. Fifty-year pins will be given to the Letterwinners of 1950, celebrating their 50th reunion.

The Citations Committee of the Alumni Association has selected four outstanding alumni to receive the Sioux Award to be presented during the annual Alumni Days Awards Banquet. The awards banquet will be at the Westward Ho on Thursday evening with a social at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m. Alumni Days 2000 Award recipients are: Beverly Sfingi, '44; Dr. Kent G. Alm, '51, '63; John Banik, '50; and John D. Graham, M.D., '50, '53.

After class breakfasts on Friday, May 26, a memorial service in honor of friends and classmates will be held at 10:15 a.m. in the Swanson Hall Courtyard. The three-day festivities conclude with an "Until We Meet Again" Buffet at 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the Alumni Association at 777-2611.

April Martin, Alumni Center.

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NASA MOBILE AERONAUTICS LAB WILL COME TO CAMPUS

The North Dakota Space Grant Program will host the NASA Mobile Aeronautics Education Laboratory (MAEL) from Glenn Research Center Monday through Friday, June 12-16. The MAEL is a 53-foot semi- trailer that has been converted into a state-of-the-art computer classroom to study aeronautics. The MAEL will located in the parking lot of the J.D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences during its stay.

Coordinators for the MAEL will conduct 90-minute educational hands-on sessions that are open to fifth graders through adult. Students, teachers and the general public are invited to participate in these programs.

The classroom contains 10 computer workstations with an aeronautics theme that allows participants to gather essential data necessary for the completion of a cross-county flight. Work stations include weather, GPS, aircraft design, wind tunnel and remote sensing. Each participant will have the opportunity to spend time at the virtual reality workstation, put on the high tech goggles, and "fly" the plane.

Due to limited space, individuals must register in advance for a particular session. There is no charge. Please call me at 777-4856 for additional information and to register for a session.

Suezette Rene Bieri, Space Studies.

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FACULTY PROMOTIONS APPROVED

President Kupchella approved promotions in rank for the following faculty effective August 16.

To Professor: Tar-Pin Chen, Physics; Glinda Crawford, Sociology; Kathleen Gershman, Education Foundations and Research; Fredricka Gilje, Psychiatric Nursing - Jamestown; Mark Hoffmann, Chemistry; Bette Ide, Family and Community Nursing; D. Scott Lowe, Philosophy and Religion; Clifford Staples, Sociology; Scot Stradley, Economics; David Tilotta, Chemistry.

To Associate Professor: Gordon Brock, Music; Edmund Clingan, History; Joyce Coleman, English; Mark Guy, Teaching and Learning; Xiaozhao Huang, English; Jo Hyo Kim, Physics; Scott Korom, Geology and Geological Engineering; Katherine Norman, Music; Richard Schultz, Electrical Engineering.

To Assistant Professor: Frank White, Sociology.

To Clinical Associate Professor: Roxanne Hurley, Nursing Practice and Role Development; Cheryl Macejkovic, Nursing Practice and Role Development; Bridget Thompson, Family and Community Nursing.

To Clinical Assistant Professor: Patty Vari, Family and Community Nursing.

Charles Kupchella, President.

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NEW EMERITUS FACULTY NAMED

The following retired faculty have been granted Emeritus Status:

John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences: Professor Emeritus of Aviation Dale DeRemer (1983- 00).

College of Arts and Sciences: Associate Professor Emeritus of History Thomas Howard (1969-99); Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts Jackie McElroy-Edwards (1968-99); Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Humanities and Integrated Studies Patricia Sanborn (1973-99); and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics David Uherka (1968-00).

College of Business and Public Administration: Professor Emeritus of Finance Denise Markovich (1977-99); Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public Administration Stephen Markovich (1965-99); Associate Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Business Law Rodney Medalen (1967-00); and Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public Administration Theodore Pedeliski (1969-00).

College of Education and Human Development: Professor Emeritus of Educational Foundations and Research Ivan Dahl (1967-00); Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work Leola Furman (1974-00); Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership Donald Piper (1973-00); and Associate Professor Emeritus of Teaching and Learning Deanna Strackbein (1984-00).

School of Engineering and Mines: Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Monte Phillips (1961-00).

College of Nursing: Professor Emeritus of Nursing Diane Langemo (1970-99).

School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Professor Emeritus of Community Medicine and Rural Health Robert Eelkema (1968-00); Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Robert Nordlie (1961-00); and Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology Mark Olson (1977-99).

Charles Kupchella, President.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

WILBUR STOLT NAMED DIRECTOR OF CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY AND BRANCHES

UND alumnus Wilbur Stolt has been named Director of Chester Fritz Library and Branches at the University of North Dakota, effective July 1.

Stolt grew up in the Grand Forks area and received bachelor's degrees in history and education from the University in 1974. He went on to receive master's degrees in history and library science from the University of Illinois in 1978 and 1979, respectively.

Stolt served as University Archivist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1979, and later assumed the position of Assistant Director for Public Services at the same institution. From there he went to the University of Oklahoma in Norman in 1986 to become the Director of Library Public Services. Currently he is the Director of Public Services and Library Systems at the University of Oklahoma. At Oklahoma, Stolt is responsible for the library public service departments, including reference services, access services, and branch libraries in architecture, chemistry-mathematics, engineering, fine arts, geology, and physics-astronomy. He is also responsible for the Library Systems Office, and the library special collections.

He succeeds Frank D'Andraia, who recently assumed the position of Dean of Libraries at the University of Montana.

John Ettling, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost.

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MEDICAL FACULTY RECEIVE AWARDS

A number of faculty members at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences received awards at the School's Commencement ceremonies and Awards Banquet May 6.

Nathan Kobrinsky (Pediatrics, Fargo) and Robert Rubeck (Academic Affairs and Information Resources) received recognition from the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society. Ralph Levitt (Internal Medicine, Fargo) received AOA recognition as a volunteer clinical faculty member. Medical school alumni who were inducted into AOA were Walter Cook (Pediatrics) and Julie Blehm (Internal Medicine, Fargo). Election to membership in AOA is based on excellence in scholarship as well as integrity, capacity for leadership, compassion, and fairness in dealing with one's colleagues.

Byron Danielson (Internal Medicine, Fargo) received the Humanism in Medicine Award, which recognizes a faculty member for compassion and sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their families. He was selected to receive the award by the school's Student Performance and Recognition Committee, based on review of nominations. The School was selected as one of 60 medical schools to participate in the awards program, funded by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. The foundation provided a $2,500 cash award for each recipient.

Jon Allen (Internal Medicine) and Kurt Borg (Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics) received the Elmer and Min West Memorial Faculty Award, which is given to outstanding faculty members.

Jon Raymond (Family Medicine) was selected to receive the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award by senior medical students who studied this year on the school's Northeast Campus, based in Grand Forks. Recipients of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award for each of the other campuses are: Joseph Carlson (Surgery, Bismarck), Bret Haake (Neuroscience, Fargo), and Michael Holland (Pediatrics, Minot).

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

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ADDITIONAL FACULTY ELECTED TO UNIVERSITY SENATE

James Grijalva and Candace Zierdt, School of Law, were elected to serve one-year terms on the 2000- 2001 University Senate.

Carmen Williams (Interim Registrar), Secretary of the Senate.

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RESEARCH PROPOSALS DUE MAY 30 FOR IRB REVIEW

UND's Institutional Review Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, in the Sioux Room of the Memorial Union to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, May 30. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to the full Board. Proposals for these projects are due in the Office of Research and Program Development Monday, May 22.

Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting.

Warren C. Jensen (Aeromedical Research), Chair, Institutional Review Board.

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DOCTORAL EXAMINATION SET FOR CARRIE BETH BROUSE

The final examination for Carrie Beth Brouse, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning, is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, in Room 308, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Five Graduate Teaching Assistants in the Upper Midwest: Their Struggles, Their Strategies, Their Strengths." Myrna Olson (Education) is the committee chair.

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.

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ORDER SITE LICENSE SOFTWARE BY JUNE 15

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

-- Elmer Morlock, Computer Center.

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PLEASE SUBMIT TEXTBOOK ORDERS TO BOOKSTORE

Faculty are asked to submit their textbook orders to the UND Bookstore as soon as possible. We need them now in order to buy back current texts from students at half the price they paid for them during Book Buyback. This is a higher price than they will receive later. These books are then stocked for students, who save 25 percent off the cost of a new book. We also need time to process orders for new textbook orders to ensure that the books arrive on time for fall classes.

University Bookstore.

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CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY LISTS SUMMER HOURS

Memorial Day weekend hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library are: Saturday, May 27, closed; Sunday, May 28, closed; Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day), 5 to 9 p.m.

Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

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LAW LIBRARY LISTS SUMMER HOURS

Summer hours for the Law Library, beginning Monday, May 15, are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.

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PRINTING CENTER CLOSED MAY 18 FOR INVENTORY

The Printing Center will be closed all day Thursday, May 18, for inventory. The Printing Center will re-open for business at 7:45 a.m. Friday, May 19. We wish to express an apology if this may present an inconvenience to you or your department. We thank you for your cooperation.

Richard Ganyo, Director, Printing Center.

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ITEMS OFFERED TO PUBLIC ON BIDS

The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, patio bricks, piano, and several other items. These may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse on the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, May 15-18.

Lee Sundby, Central Receiving.

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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.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

Support is provided for Cooperative Research in East Asia and the Pacific (96-14) which facilitates U.S. participation in international science and engineering activities. Activities supported are intended to develop cooperative activities enabling investigators to gain access to the expertise, facilities, and unique environments of East Asia and the Western Pacific in ways that are of benefit to science, as well as mutually beneficial to the U.S. and its partner countries in the region. Cooperative research projects are meant to facilitate internationalization of domestic research projects whose core support is provided by other sources by linking them with projects planned and carried out by foreign counterpart investigators. Awards are intended to initiate international cooperation involving new foreign partners or new types of activities with established partners. High priority is assigned to projects designed to advance the international dimensions of Foundation-wide goals by encouraging activities in areas designated as research priorities, including advanced materials; advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, civil infrastructure; environment and global change; high performance computing and communication; and science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education. High priority also goes to projects which involve participation of qualified undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral investigators, and other investigators in the early stages of their careers. Duration may be 2-3 years. Award amounts vary. Deadline: 7/1/00 (Korea Cooperative Program); None (all other programs). Contact: 703/306-1704; fax 703/306-0477; adeangel@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/int/9614rev.htm.

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers--Planning Grants (97-164) support establishment of Centers to develop industry, state, and other support for industry-university interaction on industrially relevant fundamental research topics; promote university research to provide a knowledge base for industrial and technological advancement while training students; and promote research centers that become self-sustaining with industry, state, and other funding within a 5-year period. Under this program, support is provided to plan the joint industry/university research interests and determine the feasibility and viability of developing a center. Multi- university applications will receive preferential treatment. Awards are typically $10,000 for one year. Deadline: None. Contact: Alex Schwarzkopf, Directorate for Engineering, 703/306-1383; aschwarz@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1998/nsf97164/nsf97164.htm.

Awards for Joint Seminars and Workshops in East Asia and the Pacific (96-14) are intended to provide groups of U.S. and foreign counterpart investigators opportunities to identify common priorities in specific, well-defined research areas and, ideally, to begin preparation of cooperative research proposals. Such meetings typically involve approximately 10 U.S. and 10 foreign participants, with no more than 2 U.S. participants from any one institution. Foreign participants may come from more than one country. Meetings should be organized in cooperation with appropriate foreign institutions, including universities or equivalent organizations, professional societies, or multilateral organizations. Activities supported in the region are intended to develop cooperative activities enabling students, postdoctoral investigators, and more senior investigators to gain access to the expertise, facilities, and unique environments of East Asia and the Western Pacific in ways that are of benefit to science, as well as mutually beneficial to the U.S. and its partner countries in the region. Research priorities are: advanced materials; advanced manufacturing; biotechnology; civil infrastructure; environment and global change; high performance computing and communication; and science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education. NSF normally supports only projects that initiate activities involving new foreign collaborators or new types of activities. Proposals for activities involving regions and countries where interactions between U.S. and foreign investigators have been limited are encouraged. Proposals should be submitted at least 10 months in advance of the start date of the proposed activity. Award amounts vary. Deadline: None. Contact: East Asia & Pacific (EAP) Program, 703/306-1704; fax 703/306-0477; adeangel@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/int/9614rev.htm.

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GEORGE AND ELIZA GARDNER HOWARD FOUNDATION

Ten one-year fellowships of $20,000 each are available for independent projects in the fields of painting, sculpture, and art history. Future awards are anticipated in the following fields: music (composition, performance) and musicology, play-writing, and theatre arts for 2002-2003. Eligible nominees are mid-career individuals with the rank of assistant or associate professor. The president of a college or university, or a designated representative, is permitted to nominate three individuals, preferably one in each field. Nomination forms and guidelines are available. Deadlines: 10/17/00 (Nominations), 11/29/00 (Applications). Contact: Susan M. Clifford, Coordinator, 401/863-2640, Howard_Foundation@brown.edu; http://www.brown.edu/Divisions/Graduate_School/howard.

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LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides awards to scholars and graduate students to help defray living, travel, and related expenses incurred while conducting research at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Austin, TX. The Library holdings include over 44 million documents, an extensive audiovisual collection, and oral history interviews with more than one thousand individuals. The papers of Lyndon B. Johnson form the core of the Library's holdings and include White House files of the Johnson presidency (1963-1969), and papers from his service as a U.S. Congressman (1937-49), U.S. Senator (1949-1961), and Vice President (1961-1963). The Library also holds the papers of several hundred other individuals, including family, friends, and associates of Johnson and members of his presidential administration. Grants normally range from $300-$1,400. Deadlines: 7/31/00, 1/31/01. Contact: Tina Houston, Supervisory Archivist, 512-916-5137 x.257, http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu.

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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

The Unsolicited Research Grants Program supports establishment, expansion, and improvement of research demonstration, education, and information dissemination activities concerned with young people's awareness of new rules regarding the use and abuse of tobacco products; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); biologics, blood and blood products, therapeutics, vaccines and allergenic projects; drug hazards, human and veterinary drugs, clinical trials on drugs and devices for orphan products development; nutrition, sanitation and microbiological hazards; medical devices and diagnostic products, radiation emitting devices and materials; and food safety and food additives. Normally, awards are made for one year, with additional support of up to 5 years depending on availability of funds. Grants have ranged from $5,000-$2,000,000, with an average award of $206,250. Deadlines: 6/1/00, 10/1/00, 2/1/01. Contact: Robert L. Robins, Chief Grants Manager, 301/827-7150, fax 301/827-7101; Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition--Juanita Pointer, 202/205-4098; Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research--James Sigg, 301/827-1414; Center for Veterinary Medicine-- David Batson, 301/827-8021; National Center for Toxicological Research--Stephen Goodrich, 501/543-7248; Center for Drug Evaluation and Research--Lowell Lima, 301/827-0502; Center for Devices and Radiological Health--Sandra Cordes, 301/594-3006; Office of Orphan Products Development, Patricia Robuck--301/827-0984.

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XEROX FOUNDATION

The Grants Program supports a variety of social, civic, and cultural organizations providing broad- based programs and services in cities where Xerox employees work and live. Funding varies from proposal to proposal. Grants are intended to prepare qualified men and women for careers in business, government and education; to further advance knowledge in science and technology; and enhance learning opportunities for minorities and disadvantaged. Xerox also invests in a number of organizations that contribute to the debate on major national public policy issues. Worldwide, the company tries to engage national leadership in addressing major social problems and support programs in education, employability and cultural affairs. Other areas of focus include programs responsive to the national concern for quality and increased productivity, application of information management technology and general education. Duration is 1-3 years. Initial application should be in the form of a brief letter. Deadline: None. Contact: Joseph M. Cahalan, Vice President, 203/968-4416; P.O. Box 1600, 800 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06904.

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

Validation Studies For Data Products From The Earth Observing System Aqua (PM) Platform and Eos-Related Spectroscopic Studies (Solicitation NRA-00-OES-03). Proposals are solicited for scientific investigations and activities in support of Earth Science Enterprise, specifically in support of the validation of geophysical parameters derived from measurements by the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) and AIRS instrument suite (Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit, Humidity Sounder for Brazil) on the Earth Observing System (EOS) Aqua platform. Aqua launch is planned for December 2000. Investigations and activities are sought that will enhance, supplement and/or complement activities planned by the AMSR-E and AIRS teams to characterize and validate accuracy of remotely-sensed geophysical parameters derived by those teams. Proposals are also solicited for investigations that address specific needs for spectroscopic information, or improvements thereof, associated with algorithms, or algorithm development, by EOS Instrument Science Teams for retrieval of geophysical parameters from measurements by EOS sensors on the Aqua and Aura (formerly CHEM) platforms. Aura launch is planned for December 2002. Solicitation: http://www.earth.nasa.gov/ (under Research Opportunities). Paper copies: 202/358-3552; leave full name, address, ZIP code, telephone number, with area code. Contact: Ramesh Kakar, Aqua Program Scientist, 202/358-0240; fax 202/358-2770; Ramesh.Kakar@hq.nasa.gov; Desiree T. Santa, Progam Analyst, 202/358-2102; fax 202/358-2770, dsanta@hq.nasa.gov. Deadline: 7/13/00.

Selection of proposals through the final AO for the Discovery Program 2000 (SOL AO-00-OSS-02) is intended to provide one or more mission launches by September 30, 2006. Missions of Opportunity investigations may also be selected. Science objectives covered by this AO include those in the currently defined Office of Space Science themes of Solar System Exploration and the search for extrasolar planetary systems element of the Astronomical Search for Origins. Participation is open to all categories of organizations, foreign and domestic, including industry, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, NASA centers, and other Government agencies. Upon its release date of 5/19/00, guidelines will be available under "Research Opportunities" at: http://spacescience.nasa.gov. A printed copy of the Announcement may be obtained by written request to Wayne Richie, Space Science Support Office, 202/358-0313; fax 757/864-8894. Deadline: 8/18/00. Contact: POC Kenneth H. Bergman, Manager, Global Modeling and Analysis Program, 202/358-0765; fax 202/358-2770.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)

Development of Novel Imaging Technologies (Phased Innovation Award) (PA Number: PAR-00-089) . The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) invite applications on development of novel image acquisition or enhancement methods, incorporating limited pilot or feasibility evaluations using either pre-clinical models or clinical studies. The initiative is intended to facilitate development of novel imaging technologies for early detection, screening, diagnosis and image guided treatment of cancer and other diseases. The intent is to stimulate: a) development of highly innovative image acquisition and enhancement methods, including high risk/high gain research on technologies that exploit our knowledge of the molecular basis of cancer or other disease, and b) integration of emerging technologies with traditional imaging methods for more effective health care delivery. Total project periods are 2 years for the R21, 3 years for the R33, and 4 years for the combined R21/R33 application. Support will be through the Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) and Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Phase 2 (R33) mechanisms. For combined R21/R33 applications, the R21 phase may not exceed $100,000/year direct costs. The R33 application has no official budgetary limit, but applications requesting over $500,000/direct costs/year require prior approval by NCI or NCRR program staff before submission. Inquiries are encouraged. Deadlines: 6/14/00, 2/9/01 (Letter of Intent); 7/19/00, 3/16/09 (Application). Contact: Barbara Y. Croft, Biomedical Imaging Program, NCI, 301/496-9531, fax 301/480-5785, bc129b@nih.gov; Abraham Levy, Biomedical Technology, NCRR, 301/435-0755, fax 301/480-3659, al26y@nih.gov. Program Announcement: http://alerts.sciencewise.com/foaalert/nih/nci/opp/042820006.htm.

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AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION (ASEE)

The Naval Research Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), is designed to significantly increase involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry in scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy. There is also a special initiative to increase the number of women postdoctoral participants in the program. This initiative provides supplemental funding to participating ONR labs from ONR HQ to assist in funding women postdoctoral candidates. Areas of interest are: acoustics; hydrodynamics; aerodynamics; astrophysics; electronic devices; biotechnology; oceanography; communications, command control and intelligence; computer hardware and software; materials; target detection; weaponry; signal processing; simulation; biomedicine, training; manufacturing; construction; and logistics. Contact: ASEE, 202/331-3509; s.crawford@asee.org; http://www.asee.org/postdoc/. Program Announcement: http://alerts.sciencewise.com/foaalert/onr/opp/ONRA05020001.htm . Deadlines: 7/1/00, 10/1/00, 1/1/01, 4/1/01.

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

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