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University Letter

May 4, 2001

Volume 38 No. 35

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 35, May 4, 2001

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CONTENTS

EVENTS TO NOTE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRANTS AND RESEARCH

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STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

You're invited to take part in UND's Strategic Planning Process: www.und.edu/stratplan.

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FACULTY MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO MARCH IN SPRING COMMENCEMENT

UND faculty members are encouraged to march in academic regalia in the Spring Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 13, at the Alerus Center. Faculty should assemble in the Alerus Ballroom no later than 1 p.m. University marshals will be on hand to direct participants to their places in the procession which will begin at 1:30 p.m. Faculty members will be seated in a special section on the main floor during the ceremony.

Please contact Sherri Korynta in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2725 by Thursday, May 10, or send an e-mail to sherri_korynta@mail.und.nodak.edu if you plan to participate so that the appropriate number of seats can be reserved.

I encourage participation by faculty members to help make this a memorable occasion for our graduates, their families, and friends.

- Charles E. Kupchella, President.

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PENNSYLVANIAN NAMED UND DEAN OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Martha A. Potvin, interim dean of graduate studies and extended education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Dakota, effective July 1.

Potvin, a professor of biology, will head UND's largest degree-granting college, which last fall enrolled 2,528 students in 18 academic departments. The college also sponsors two research institutes specializing in ecological studies and social science, a psychological services center, and a speech, language and hearing clinic.

She replaces John Ettling, who in 1998 was appointed acting UND Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, a position he assumed on a permanent basis last spring. Albert Fivizzani, professor of biology and associate dean of arts and sciences, has served as interim dean.

Potvin holds the B.S. in biology from the University of Connecticut (1976), the M.S. in botany and plant ecology from Michigan State University (1980), and the Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1984).

She joined the faculty of the West Chester biology department in 1985 and served as its chair from 1989 to 2000. She is a plant population biologist with research interests in the mechanisms that determine plant distribution, especially in wetlands areas.

In addition to providing leadership to West Chester's graduate and extended education programs, Potvin has been involved administratively in strategic planning, curriculum development, enrollment management, facilities planning, environmental issues, and campus beautification.

Potvin's husband, Steve Jones, also is a biologist. They have two children.

She will become the eighth individual to serve as the full-time, permanent dean of UND's oldest college, which dates from the founding of the University in 1883, six years before statehood. The others were George S. Thomas, 1901-1911; Melvin A. Brannon, 1911-1914; Vernon P. Squires, 1914-1930; William G. Bek, 1930-1948; R.B. Witmer, 1948-1965; Bernard O'Kelly, 1965-1995; and Ettling, 1995-1998.

Three individuals have served as acting dean, Witmer for a brief period in 1948, Philip A. Rognlie in 1965-1966 and Fivizzani from 1998 to the present.

Here is a link to biographical information and photo at West Chester University: http://www.wcupa.edu/%5Facademics/sch%5Fcas.bio/faculty/potvin/potvin.htm. A current photo is available at http://www.und.edu/dept/our/potvin.

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ASTRONAUT BONNIE DUNBAR WILL BE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar will be the speaker at the general commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13, in the Alerus Center. Four honorary degrees will also be awarded to Peter Schickele, the composer and musician known as "P.D.Q. Bach; Richard Olafson, M.D. Professor Emeritus and Associate Dean, Southeast Campus, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Patricia Owens, former mayor of Grand Forks; and to Raymond Rude, founder of Duraflex Corp.

The Law School commencement will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium, with Rodney Webb, chief judge of the U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, as speaker. Medical School Commencement will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, also at the Chester Fritz Auditorium with former Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp as speaker.

Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, Assistant Director to the NASA Johnson Space Center, became a NASA astronaut in 1981. A veteran of five space flights, she has logged more than 1,208 hours, or 50 days, in space. She has assisted in the verification of Shuttle flight software at the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory, served as a member of the Flight Crew Equipment Control Board, and served as a member of the Astronaut Office Science Support Group, which supported operational development of the remote manipulator system. She has served as chief of the Mission Development Branch, and served as Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. She qualified to fly on long duration flights with the Russian space station, Mir, and has been responsible for chairing the International Space Station Training Readiness Reviews, and facilitating Russian/American operations and training strategies.

A native of Sunnyside, Wash., she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Washington in 1971 and 1975, and a doctorate in Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston in 1983. She worked for Boeing Computer Services, Harwell Laboratories in Oxford, England, as a visiting scientist, and was a senior research engineer with Rockwell International Space Division. She is also a private pilot.

Peter Schickele is a composer, musician, author and satirist who is internationally known for his success in popularizing classical music through his "P.D.Q. Bach" performances. Schickele will also a present a concert Saturday, May 12, in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, to benefit the UND Music Department.

Schickele appears weekly on public radio and still occasionally performs as a music professor at the "University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople" who has supposedly discovered the lost works of "P.D.Q. Bach." His recordings have won four Grammy Awards.

Schickele grew up in Fargo, where he played bassoon in the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra. He graduated from Swarthmore College and the Juilliard School of Music, where he also served on the faculty.

Dr. Richard Olafson, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience and Associate Dean of the Southeast Campus, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is one of the pioneers who established the four-year medical school at UND. He has served as a teacher, an administrator who worked wherever needed, as a liaison to the community and state, and as a role model for medical students and residents. He is both a gentleman and a physician. His efforts helped change the face of medicine in North Dakota. When the School began its degree-granting program in the mid 1970s, the median age of physicians in the state was 58, and about 25 percent of physicians were within five years of retirement. Today, the median age of doctors in North Dakota is 44, the same as the nationwide median age of physicians. More than half of the physicians in the state have received training at UND.

Dr. Olafson earned bachelor's and B.S. Medicine degrees from UND, then completed his M.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in neurological surgery at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine before being certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Patricia Owens, former mayor of Grand Forks, has served Grand Forks and North Dakota for more than 37 years, first as an administrative assistant to four Grand Forks mayors, and for four years as mayor. Her actions before, during and after the Flood of 1997 made her, in the words of the Canadian Broadcasting Company, "a genuine American hero." Her efforts with agencies local, state and federal and people both elected officials and private citizens ensured that the needs of those living in the Red River Valley were both recognized and addressed. She now shares the lessons learned from those experiences as a FEMA employee working with other communities which are facing disasters.

Raymond Rude, a native of Stanley, left North Dakota as a teenager during the Great Depression. He was hired by Lockheed Aircraft to shovel sand in 1937 and worked his way up to tool engineer. In this capacity, he worked on the famous P-38 Lightning. He headed a group of 30 hand-picked employees which performed difficult tasks. His group was so successful that two more such groups were formed under his leadership.

After World War II, Rude opened his own tool shop, fabricating parts for Lockheed and all major U.S. aircraft corporations. In response to a friend's need, he fabricated a diving board. It proved so successful that it revolutionized the sport of diving. He began manufacturing diving boards and stands, launching a new company, Duraflex. The corporation has been the dominant manufacturer of diving equipment worldwide for more than 40 years. Rude has returned much to North Dakota through his support of the Center for Innovation, the Tech Savvy Program, Stanley Bethel Nursing Home, and the Flickertail Heritage Center.

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GRADUATE DEAN CANDIDATES WILL PRESENT TALKS

Three candidates for the position of Graduate Dean will deliver public presentations. Everyone is invited to attend.

Dr. William D. Gosnold Jr., Professor and Geophysicist, Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota, will discuss, "Reflections on Graduate Education," Thursday, May 3, at 4 p.m. in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library. A reception will be held for Dr. Gosnold at 3:30 p.m. in the East Asian Room.

Dr. Xiao-Fung Di (formerly Dr. Paula Marcella Tidwell), Professor of Marketing, Queens University School of Business, Ontario, Canada, will deliver the public presentation, "International Graduate Education in the New Millennium," Monday, May 7, at 4 p.m. in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library. A reception will be held for Dr. Di at 3:30 p.m. in the East Asian Room.

Dr. Joseph N. Benoit, Professor of Physiology and Director, Graduate Program in Basic Medical Sciences, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, will present "Graduate Education at the University of North Dakota: My Vision for the Future," Wednesday, May 9, at 4 p.m. in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library. A reception will be held for Dr. Benoit at 3:30 p.m. in the East Asian Room.

- - Richard R. Schultz, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Chair, Graduate Dean Search Committee.

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CAMPUS VISITS SET FOR ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT CANDIDATES

The University is conducting a search for the position of Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management to replace Donald Piper, who will retire May 31. The search committee will bring five finalists to campus in the next two weeks.

On Thursday, May 3, Terrence Blom from Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore., will visit. He presently serves as the Registrar and Director of Enrollment Management.

On Monday, May 7, Judd Staples, of Round Rock, Texas, will visit. He most recently served as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

On Wednesday, May 9, Alice Hoffert of the University of North Dakota, will interview on campus. She is currently the Director of Student Financial Aid at UND.

On Friday, May 11, Charlotte Elam Tullos of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., will visit. She is currently an Associate Professor of Counseling at Henderson State University.

On Monday, May 14, James Mootz of Winona State University, Winona, Minn., will be on campus. He is currently the Director of Special Projects, and Director of Enrollment Services.

All of these candidates have extensive experience in the area of enrollment management. Open forums have been scheduled for all staff, faculty and students to attend. They are:

Thursday, May 3, Terrence Blom, 3 p.m., 10/12 Swanson Hall;

Monday, May 7, Judd Staples, 3 p.m., 10/12 Swanson Hall;

Wednesday, May 9, Alice Hoffert, 3 p.m., 10/12 Swanson Hall;

Friday, May 11, Charlotte Elam Tullos, 3 p.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union;

Monday, May 14, James Mootz, 3 p.m., 10/12 Swanson Hall.

All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to come and meet these candidates and provide feedback to the search committee. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

- James Shaeffer (Outreach Services), Chair, Search Committee.

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EVENTS TO NOTE

RECEPTION WILL HONOR SUE JACOBS

Sue Jacobs will leave her position as Associate Professor and Training Director of the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program in the Department of Counseling to assume a new position as Head of the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Please join us in wishing Dr. Jacobs well at a reception at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center Thursday, May 3, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Department of Counseling.

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OPEN HOUSE HONORS JOHN ERJAVEC

An open house will be held Thursday, May 3, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the faculty lounge, 280 Upson II, in honor of John Erjevec (Chemical Engineering). He and John Lawson, Associate Professor of Statistics at Brigham Young University, co-authored a book on statistics for engineers titled "Modern Statistics for Engineering and Quality Improvement." The book, published by Duxbury press this year, is intended as the textbook for a one-semester course on practical statistical methods for engineers. The manuscript has been used as the text for engineering statistics classes at UND and BYU for the last three years. It is also a useful reference book on statistical design of experiments and analysis of data for practicing engineers.

Dr. Erjavec earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University and his doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He worked in industry for 15 years before coming to UND. For nine of those years, he worked with John Lawson at FMC Corporation in Princeton, N.J., helping researchers and plant engineers apply statistical methods to efficiently tackle their process improvement problems.

School of Engineering and Mines.

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SCIENTIST WILL DISCUSS GENOME MUTAGENESIS

Thomas P. Brutnell, Research Scientist from the Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell Institute at Cornell University, will offer a Biology Department seminar at noon Friday, May 4, in 141 Starcher Hall. The seminar is titled "Genome Mutagenesis Utilizing Activator (Ac) in Maize." Dr. Brutnell will discuss the development of a tool for both forward and reverse genetics in maize. Using classical and molecular mapping techniques, the transposable element Ac is being distributed throughout the maize genome at 10 cM intervals. As Ac tends to jump to closely linked sites in the genome, any mapped gene, EST or QTL is potentially a target for Ac mutagenesis. We hope you can join us.

Biology Department.

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CHIARA STRING QUARTET TO GIVE FINAL PERFORMANCE OF SEASON

The Chiara String Quartet will present their final concert of the season at the Empire Arts Center Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. The ensemble includes Greg Beaver, cellist, Jonah Sirota, violist, and violinists Rebecca Fisher and Julie Yoon. All four have been serving as adjunct faculty in the Department of Music through a grant from Chamber Music America. Their two-year residency was arranged by the Greater Grand Forks Symphony.

Like their first performance in October, the May 5 concert is sponsored by the Buffalo Commons Chamber Music Society. Gerald Gaul will join the Chiaras along with cellist Naomi Welsh to play Brahms' Sextet in G Major. Dr. Gaul, founder of the Buffalo Commons group, is also principal violist with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony. Ms. Welsh is the Symphony's principal cellist as well as an orchestra teacher for the Grand Forks Public Schools. Also on the Empire program is a Mozart Quartet (K.387) and the first movement of D‚bussy's only string quartet.

Later this month, the Chiaras will leave for Aspen, where they have been invited to be the quartet-in-residence for the summer. In addition, they will take part in competitions and perform as guest artists, including a concert at the Musicorda Summer Program where several of the Quartet met as high school students. At Musicorda they will premier a new work written for them by composer Gabriella Frank.

The performance at the Empire will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. Tickets ($15/$10/$5, children 12 and under, free) are available from the Empire Box Office at 746-5500. Information about the residency is available from the Symphony office at 777- 3359.

Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF CUBA INSPIRE IMAGINARY EXPEDITION FOR CHILDREN'S ART WORKSHOP AT MUSEUM

On Saturday, May 5, from 1 to 3 p.m., the North Dakota Museum of Art invites young people ages 6-12 to the Saturday Art Workshop titled "Pack Your Bags for an Expedition to Cuba!" Inspired by the photographs of Cuba taken by Alberto Korda, Jose Figueroa, and Tony Mendoza, whose artworks capture three generations of life in Cuba, children and their parents/guardians will pack two pieces of luggage with items needed for travel to Cuba. Participants will explore drawing with colored pencils and markers and build items for the bags using paper and cardboard. The workshop will be led by Morgan Owens, Education Coordinator for the Museum.

The exhibition Cuba Going Back by Tony Mendoza, plus solo shows by Alberto Korda and Jos‚ Figueroa, fill the Museum's upper galleries. The works of Korda and Figueroa come out of very different ways of looking at Cuba. Both were among Castro's battery of official photographers, though at different stages Korda during the heady days of the revolution (fueled by the noble intent of valorizing the young Fidel), and Figueroa in the decade following (burdened with the older Fidel's restrictions). The respective focuses of their current exhibitions in North Dakota reflect this split. Korda's work is a sweeping survey of "official" (and pre-revolution) work, while Figueroa's photographs concentrate on the past decade. Together they offer a lush, potent vista of modern Cuba.

In contrast, the third exhibition by Tony Mendoza presents the view of the Cuban exile who grew up in the States. As a young child Mendoza emigrated from Cuba to the United States with his parents. He graduated from both Yale and Harvard and pursued careers in engineering and architecture before settling on photography as art and on his unique style of storytelling that combines photographs and text. Today he lives in Columbus, where he teaches photography at Ohio State University. In 1996, 36 years after leaving Cuba, he returned for a 21-day visit armed with his camera and notebooks. That return is documented in the photographs and video in the exhibition.

Saturday Art Workshops are hands-on studios for children ages 6-12 and their parents/guardians to create together in the Museum. Participants will look at and talk about the artwork displayed in the Museum, then create their own works inspired by what they see and discuss. Participants must have reached the minimum age listed. All materials will be provided. Tuition for Museum members is $7 for each child and $10 for each child for non-members. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in workshops as intently as their children. Call for registration information.

Visit the Museum web site at www.ndmoa.com to preview the current exhibitions.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is on Centennial Drive on the campus of the University of North Dakota. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is no charge for admission.

North Dakota Museum of Art.

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STAFF SENATE MEETING SET FOR MAY 9; AGENDA LISTED

The University Staff Senate will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.

AGENDA

1. Call to order

2. Approval of April 11, 2001, minutes as published

3. Pass the gavel

4. Introduce new Senators (Mike Powers)

5. Certificates to outgoing Senators (Marsha Nelson)

6. Treasurer's report

7. Committee reports

a. Bylaws/Election

b. Legislative

c. Program

d. Public Relations

e. Fund-raising/Scholarship

f. Staff Development

g. Executive Committee

h. Staff Recognition Week

8. Other committee reports

9. Old business

10. New business

a. Election of officers

11. Open discussion

12. Announcements

a. Submit annual reports to Bert Klamm

13. Adjournment

Bert Klamm (Continuing Education), Staff Senate.

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SPACE LECTURE SERIES CONTINUES

The Space Lecture Series is a program of presentations setting the stage for the public grand opening of the NASA "Living in Space" exhibit Saturday, May 12. The exhibit will run through Wednesday, May 23. Tours will provide visitors with a personal experience of life on the International Space Station, now under construction in orbit. Tour a simulation of life aboard a space station where the crew relaxes, sleeps, exercises and conducts research. Dakota Science Center will be the only location in North Dakota for this NASA exhibit.

John Graham, Assistant Professor, Space Studies, will present "Space Vehicles and Spacecraft" on Tuesday, May 8. Is there an ultimate small size of a spacecraft? Every year, spacecraft are designed smaller. There are now spacecraft that are two-inch cubes!

On Thursday, May 10, Joanne Gabrynowicz, Professor of Space Studies - Space Law, will discuss "Does Anyone Own the Moon?" She will provide a brief introduction to the national and international laws that govern the exploration and use of space.

These last two lectures run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Parlor Room of the Dakota Science Center, 308 South Fifth Street. The admission fee is $5 per lecture. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited to 50 persons; reservations should be made by calling 795-8500. The lecture series is recommended for ages 13 and up; no science background is necessary.

Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for the Dakota Science Center.

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AEROSPACE HOSTS NATIONAL FLYING COMPETITION

UND Aerospace will host the National Intercollegiate Flying Association National SAFECON Competition starting Tuesday, May 15, and continuing through Saturday, May 19.

There will be approximately 350 student aviators with about 100 team coaches and advisors representing 30 of the nation's top flying programs throughout the country in Grand Forks for the competition. About 100 judges will be on hand to conduct the scoring of the different events. The majority of the judges are from industry or former SAFECON competitors who donate their time.

The UND Flying Team will defend its National Champion title from 2000 and hopes to win their 12th National Championship in the last 17 years.
About 100 representatives from industry will visit with the student aviators.

The tentative schedule follows:

Wednesday, May 9, through Tuesday, May 15, local practice by arriving teams.

Tuesday, May 15, 4 p.m., opening ceremonies, Chester Fritz Auditorium; 6 p.m., aircraft recognition event, Ryan Hall.

Wednesday, May 16, navigation event (all day), Airport; simulator event, preflight event, IFR event; 6 p.m., computer accuracy event, Ryan Hall.

Thursday, May 17, power off landings (all day), Airport; simulator event, preflight event, IFR event; 6 p.m., SCAN event, Ryan Hall.

Friday, May 18, short field landing event (all day), Airport; simulator event, preflight event, IFR event; 6:30 p.m., Casino Extravaganza, Northeast Hangar.

Saturday, May 19, message drop event (morning), Airport; simulator event, preflight event, IFR event; 7 p.m., Awards Banquet, Alerus Center.

Please come out and support the UND Flying Team as they defend their National Championship and work toward the 12th.

UND Aerospace.

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ALUMNI DAYS SET FOR MAY 23-25

The UND Alumni Association invites all faculty and staff to join in the activities of Alumni Days 2001. This year's festivities feature the classes of 1941, 1946, 1951, and 1956. We hope you will be able to join us.

Alumni Days get under way Wednesday, May 23, 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. We will have a special video presentation and entertainment to 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 Thursday, May 24, from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

A special Letterwinners' lunch is planned for noon Thursday, May 24, at the Engelstad Loft. Fifty-year pins will be given to the Letterwinners' of 1951, celebrating their 50th reunion.

The Citations Committee of the UND Alumni Association has selected three outstanding alumni to receive the Sioux Award to be presented during the annual Alumni Days Awards Banquet 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 2001 Award recipients are Rita Roach Traynor, '51, Jo Anne Bridston Hedlin, '51, and Don Naismith, '53, '59.

After class breakfasts on Friday, May 25, a memorial service in honor of friends and classmates will be held at 11:45 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.

Stacy Nelson, Alumni Association and Foundation.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY LISTS SUMMER HOURS

Summer hours for the Chester Fritz Library, May 12 through August 3, are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, closed; Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m.

Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

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HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY LISTS SUMMER HOURS

Hours for the Health Science Library Summer 2001 hours are as follows:

Regular hours through May 18 are: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.

Saturday, May 19, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 20, closed.

Summer hours start May 21. They are: Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.

Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29, hours are: Saturday, May 27, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, May 28-29, closed.

April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.

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MEMORIAL UNION LISTS COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND HOURS

The Memorial Union operating hours for Commencement weekend are:

Lifetime Sports: Friday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 13, closed.

Info/Service Center: Friday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Copy Stop: Friday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, closed.

U-Turn C-Store: Friday, May 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, closed.

Subway and TCBY/Juice Works: Friday, May 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 13, closed.

Little Caesars/Grababite: Friday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 13, closed.

Administrative Office: Friday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, closed.

Craft Center/Sign and Design: Friday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, closed.

Dining Center: Friday through Sunday, May 11-13, closed.

Barber Shop: Friday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, closed.

University Learning Center: Friday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, closed.

Credit Union: Friday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, closed.

Traffic Division: Friday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, closed.

Passport ID: Friday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, closed.

Computer Lab: Friday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, closed.

Building Hours: Friday, May 11, 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.; Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.

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GETTING STARTED 2001 CHANGES LOCATION

The Getting Started 2001 Freshman Advisement and Registration program, scheduled for June and July, will not be held in Gamble Hall as it has been in previous years. The program will move to the second floor of the Memorial Union this summer. If you have any questions concerning this move, please contact me.

-- Kacie Jossart, Academic Advisor, Getting Started Coordinator, Student Academic Services.

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UNITED TRIBES COMMUNITY EDUCATORS PROGRAM BEGINS

United Tribes Technical Center and the University have collaborated on a Federal Office of Indian Education Grant to create the United Tribes Community Educators Program. This grant is a response to the critical need for American Indian teachers in schools that primarily serve American Indian students. The United Tribes Community Educators Program will assist 22 American Indians in the pursuit of teacher certification primarily in the area of secondary (high school) education, however early childhood and elementary education majors will receive assistance from the program as well.

The UT/CEP will promote cultural values and innovative educational methods and opportunities for American Indian individuals and families. The program will incorporate mentoring activities with individualized student teaching experiences that meet the needs of the participants and the placement settings (schools). The UT/CEP will require participants to complete a one year induction service within schools and communities with significant American Indian populations.

Participants will receive tuition, fees and a monthly stipend with the understanding that they will be required to accept employment in a school or community with significant American Indian populations as determined by the steering committee and the guidelines of the grant. Participants who do not complete the program will be required to repay all fees paid on the participants behalf.

To be eligible for the UT/CEP you must:

* be an enrolled member (or descendent) of a federally recognized tribe.

* be in an academic position to graduate with a BSEd on or before August 2003.

* have taken, or plan to take the PPST.

* provide verification of proven leadership, community service and/or extracurricular activities.

* commit to returning to a school setting that serves primarily American Indian students.

* have a 2.5 or higher GPA.

* be interested in teaching (primarily secondary education) as a career.

* be eligible for admittance to the teacher education department at UND.

Applications must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2001.

For an application package, please contact me.

Melvin Monette, Program Coordinator, United Tribes Community Educators Program, P.O. Box 8274, Grand Forks, ND 58202, (701) 777-4292, melvin_monette@und.nodak.edu, www.und.edu/dept/nap/.

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SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT FOR CAMPUS AMERICAN INDIAN DIRECTORY

As part of our charge to strengthen and enhance programs serving American Indians, the American Indian Standing Committee is developing a directory of university faculty, staff, and administrators of Native American descent. If you would like to be included in that directory, please provide your name, department, office address, phone number, and e-mail address to Ellen Erickson, Assistant Provost, Box 8176 or ellen_erickson@und.nodak.edu. The directory will be listed on the UND web page and will serve to strengthen our outreach efforts and alert students to the presence of prospective mentors on campus.

John Ettling, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Robert Boyd, Vice President for Outreach Services, Co-Chairs, American Indian Standing Committee.

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NODAK MUTUAL FOUNDATION FUNDS NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY PROJECT

"Norwegian-American genealogists and family historians in North Dakota and across the United States will enjoy even more Norwegian farm history books to search for their ancestors," says Sandy Slater, Head of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections at the UND Chester Fritz Library. "This is due to a generous grant from the Nodak Mutual Foundation of Fargo, which recently provided funding for a significant purchase of 33 bygdebok volumes. Bygdeboker record Norway's historical farming tradition and farm family population and are an essential tool for finding information about ancestors in Norway.

The UND Nordic Initiative, a committee of the UND Foundation, developed the Norwegian-American Farm Family History Project to support one of the largest collections of bygdeboker in the United States. Norwegian-Americans tracing their family history find this collection to be invaluable. Hundreds of people from around the state and nation utilize the collection annually, and the usage has enjoyed a steady increase over the years. The Bygdebok Collection is housed in UND's Family History Room in the Department of Special Collections at the Chester Fritz Library. It contains over 950 books that often allow family history researchers to trace their families back to the early 1600s in more than 500 farm areas in Norway.

The Nordic Initiative was organized in 1997 as a campaign to preserve and develop the Nordic Studies Program at UND. Bruce Gjovig, Chair of the Nordic Initiative, states the ultimate goal is to develop the premier Nordic Studies program in the nation with extensive educational, historical, intellectual, cultural, and business relationships with people in the five Nordic countries. "The committee believes a shared heritage and strong relationships with the people of the Nordic Countries can lead to exceptional opportunities for our University, state and nation," Gjovig said. He added, "UND's bygdebok collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive collection outside of Norway, and is a strong draw for many Norwegian-American families wishing to trace their heritage and ancestry."

The Bygdebok Collection is open to the general public. Genealogists from around the country, and particularly from North Dakota and Minnesota, take advantage of the collection. North Dakota has the highest percentage, 30 percent, of its citizens who claim Norwegian ancestry, and Minnesota has the highest number of people who profess Norwegian ties. The Department of Special Collections publishes a free "Guide to Norwegian Bygdeboker" available by mail upon request, or by phone at 777-4625. The "Guide" may also be downloaded from the department's web site at www.und.nodak.edu/dept/library/Collections/Famhist/bygdebok.html.

Begun in 1999, the Nodak Mutual Foundation supports agricultural, educational, artistic, and community organizations serving North Dakotans through funds provided by its policyholder-owners. The Foundation also accepts donations as a 501(c)(3) organization. "We are proud to assist the Nordic Initiative in its mission of preserving the cultural history of North Dakotans," said Nodak Mutual Executive Vice President and CEO, Jon M. Livers. "With this support and a similar grant made to the Germans From Russia Library in Bismarck, Nodak Mutual is doing its part as a North Dakota company to preserve the rich cultural heritage of our citizens."

Sandy Slater, Head, Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library.

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STUDENTS CAN RENT SPSS SOFTWARE

Providing software for distance education students can be a problem. I had one graduate student approach me this year about purchasing SPSS through our program. Our contract is limited to faculty and staff machines and I was not able to provide her with the software. I have recently found out that SPSS has collaborated with E-academy to provide a means to rent the software for six or 12 months. For more information, go to www.e-academy.com and check out their e-store.

Elmer Morlock, Computer Center.

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SOFTWARE SITE LICENSE ORDER/RENEWAL INFORMATION POSTED

Once again, it is time to remind you that Friday, June 15, will be the last day to order software through the site license program for this fiscal year. SAS and ESRI expire June 30. Mathematica expires Aug. 15, and AutoCAD/Autodesk expire in October.

Elmer Morlock, Computer Center.

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PLEASE NOTE THIS CORRECTION TO UND FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENT DIRECTORY

Please make the following change:

EVANS, Julie A. 104 O'Kelly Hall 777-6345 775-5059
General Counsel, 777-2378
Office of General Counsel (Box 8196)
2584 Sara Lyn Drive, Grand Forks, ND 58201
julie.evans@thor.law.und.nodak.edu

Office of University Relations.

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STAFF SENATE LISTS ELECTION RESULTS

Congratulations to the newly elected Staff Senators: Professional - Teresa Blilie, Stella Hegg, Debora Jossart, Roxanne Korynta, Tonya Murphy, Linda Neuerberg, Kristine Paranica; Technical/Paraprofessional - Debbie Merrill, Nancy Nelson, Kay Williams; Secretarial/Clerical - Catherine Jones, Jeannie Lewis, Chris Naas, Tanya Northagen, Brenda Schill; Crafts/Trades - Jerome Humble, Deborah Lingren, David Senne, Ray Tozer; Service - Tricia Naderson, James Laturnus, Kevin Morin, Kurtis Papenfuss.

Bert Klamm (Continuing Education), Staff Senate Secretary.

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NEW BOOKSTORE CHARGE FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT

The University Bookstore's year end is officially upon us. We just completed a successful inventory. Along with inventory, it is our time of year to purge and clean out files. As in years past, we require each department to fill out a new charge card request form. The department charge card allows departments to charge items at the University Bookstore. All files have been deleted and a new form must be completed. Many departments have already filled this out, and we have added those to our system. If your department has not, please give us a call at 777-2746, and request a form to be faxed or sent intracampus. The form does require the department head, dean, or chair signature. For those departments which have not filled out the form, we hold all items, and give them a form. They can fax the form back to us, and we will then charge the items out and deliver the items free of charge. If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call. Thank you.

Michelle Abernathey, Manager, University Bookstore.

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SOME HOTELS MAY CHARGE ENERGY FEE

Due to rises in energy costs, some lodging establishments have begun to charge an energy fee. This energy fee may or may not be a mandatory charge, depending on the lodging establishment's policy.

The University will reimburse employees for mandatory energy fees, but will not reimburse for non-mandatory energy fees.

If you encounter a lodging establishment that assesses this fee, please ask if it is a mandatory energy fee. If it is a non- mandatory energy fee and you deny the charge, you will still have utilities available.

If it is a mandatory energy fee, please make a notation on the invoice from the lodging establishment when submitting it with your completed Travel Expense Voucher for reimbursement.

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie, Accounting Services, at 777-2966 or bonnie_nerby@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Lisa Heher, Cash and Investments Manager.

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DONATED LEAVE SOUGHT FOR DIANE CARL

The Business Office is seeking donated leave for Diane Carl. Diane, a 19-year employee of the Business Office, is currently on an extended medical leave. Leave donation forms are available in the Business Office or the Personnel Office, both in Twamley Hall. Completed forms should be returned to the Business Office, Box 8373. Diane will appreciate any donations received.

Wanda Sporbert, Bursar.

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EQUIPMENT PROCEDURE FOR DEPARTING FACULTY DETAILED

A policy and procedure titled "Equipment/Supplies - Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty" is available from the Purchasing Office. This policy and procedure should be included in your Administrative Manual. A copy may be requested from Purchasing at 777-2681 or by using the web address: http://www.und.edu/dept/purchase/surplus.html. Any concerns or questions regarding the policy and procedure can be directed to Jerry Clancy at 777-2681.

Linda Romuld, Director of Purchasing.

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STATE LIFE INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT IS THIS MONTH

During the month of May, employees currently enrolled for group life coverage may increase their supplemental, dependent, or supplemental spouse life insurance coverage. All coverage must be medically approved. Forms must be completed and returned to the Payroll Office during the month of May.

Vicki Robertson, Payroll, 777-2158.

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OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE IS DURING MAY

The month of May is the annual enrollment for the PERS group health plan. Employees who did not enroll in the group health plan during their initial 31-day eligibility period when hired or did not enroll within 31 days of a qualifying event may apply for coverage. You may be subject to a 12-month pre-existing condition clause. Applications must be completed and returned to the Payroll Office during the month of May.

A new application is necessary only if employees are making a change to their group health plan.

Vicki Robertson, Payroll, 777-2158.

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UPCOMING U2 WORKSHOPS LISTED

The U2 workshops for May are:

Office Ergonomics, May 15, 2 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn how to work safely at the computer and prevent cumulative trauma disorders. Look at workstation design, office ergonomics principles and products relating to ergonomics. Instructor: Claire Moen, Affirmative Action Office.

Understanding Temperament (new), May 17, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Pembina/Roosevelt Room, Memorial Union. There are nine different temperamental traits that shape personality by the constant interplay of temperament and environment. Every person is born with each of these temperamental characteristics in varying degrees of intensity. Instructor: Carol Helland, PERC Work and Family Consultant.

To register for these workshops, please call 777-2128, e-mail U2@mail.und.nodak.edu/U2 or register online at www.conted.und.edu/U2.

Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University Coordinator.

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AAUW SEEKS BOOK DONATIONS

Moving? Cleaning? The American Association of University Women (AAUW) needs your used, donated books. For pickup, call 775-7027 or 775-9468.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for Wanda Weir, AAUW.

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GOLDEN KEY HOLDS BOOK DRIVE

The UND chapter of the Golden Key International Honor Society will conduct a book drive to support efforts to provide books to poor schools and libraries in Africa. All types of books are acceptable, including textbooks, reference books, contemporary fiction, non-fiction, and children's books. As you clean out your shelves and personal libraries both in the office and at home, please consider donating them to this worthy cause. Drop boxes will be available from May 7 to 23 in the lobby of McCannel Hall just outside the Dean of Students Office (Room 180).

Jerry Bulisco, Advisor, Golden Key, 777-2665.

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YOGA CLASSES AVAILABLE AT LOTUS MEDITATION CENTER

There will be a free introduction to yoga class Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please call to register as space is limited. Learn about yoga and its benefits for health, stress reduction, and fitness. Experience a sample class that includes a variety of poses and a deep relaxation session at the end.

A new session of beginning and intermediate classes are at 6 p.m. Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, and 5:30 p.m. Thursday. There is a fee for the classes and pre-registration is necessary as space is limited. The eight-week session begins May 22 and will end July 12. Call me at 772-8840 or 777-2419 for information or to register.

Dyan Rey (Art), Yoga Instructor.

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PERC LISTS CLASSES

The Parent Education Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Road, offers the following programs. Call 795 to register or for more information. Child care offered for all daytime programs; all classes are held at PERC unless otherwise noted.

Study Group, "Building Blocks for Positive Parenting of Preschoolers," May 7, 14 and 21, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Study Group, "The Strong Willed Child," Tuesdays, May 8, 15 and 22, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Special Seminar, "Stressed Out Kids," Wednesday, May 9, 7 p.m.

Video Series, "The Real Power of Parenthood," Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23 and 30, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

"Helping Your Child Get Ready for Elementary School!" Thursday, May 10, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Presenter is Jim Torkelson.

Study Group, "Understanding Temperament," Fridays, May 11 and 18, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Special Seminar, "Who's Minding the Children?" Wednesday, May 17, 7 p.m. "Helping Your Child Get Ready for Middle School!" Thursday, May 17, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Presenter is John Horpedahl.

"Helping Your Student Get Ready for High School!" Tuesday, May 15, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tammy Erickson is the presenter.

Special Seminar, "Living with ADD," presented by Gary Schill, Thursday, May 24, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Jan Orvik, Editor, for the Parent Education Resource Center.

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GRANTS AND RESEARCH

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SOLICITS APPLICATIONS FOR FY 2002 CAREER PROGRAM

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a National Science Foundation-wide activity recognizing and supporting early career development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. CAREER awardees will be selected on the basis of creative career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their institution. Proposed education activities may be in a broad range of areas. They may address curriculum, pedagogy, outreach, or mentoring at any level, including graduate and under-graduate students, majors and non-majors, teacher preparation or enhancement, K-12 students, and/or the general public. The education and research activities proposed may include collaborations with partners from other sectors (for example, partnerships with industry, national laboratories, or schools and school districts), as well as international collaborations.

Each year NSF selects nominees for Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious new CAREER awardees. The PECASE program recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers who, early in their careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge.

Unless granted an exemption, applicants for the FY 2002 competition must meet all of the follow-ing requirements: be untenured as of July 23, 2001; have received their first doctorate after Oct. 1, 1993; be employed in a tenure-track position at an institution in the U.S. that awards degrees in a field supported by NSF, or in a tenure-track-equivalent position; have entered their first tenure-track or equivalent position within the last four years, that is, after Oct. 1, 1997; have not previously received an NSF PECASE or CAREER award. Prior or concurrent Federal support for other types of awards or for non-duplicative research does not preclude eligibility.

For the FY 2002 competition, the minimum CAREER award, including indirect costs, will total $300,000 for a duration of up to five years. However, CAREER award size practices vary by NSF organizational unit. For additional information, applicants are strongly encouraged to refer to the CAREER FAQ's in the program announcement or on the NSF website at http://www.nsf.gov/cgi- bin/getpub?nsf0197.

Deadlines for applications are July 24 for the Biological Sciences, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and Education and Human Resources; July 25 for Engineering; and July 26 for Geo-sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, and Office of Polar Programs. Division CAREER contacts are listed on the CAREER web page at http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/career/contacts.htm or in the program announcement, available on the NSF web site at http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf0184.

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

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RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED

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

COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS

The Council makes 25 awards for participation in a group seminar on current German society and culture. Participants will examine the political, social and economic institutions of Germany, including the 5 new states in eastern Germany, in light of their recent history and current development. The program will begin in Berlin and include visits to other cities in eastern and western Germany. The topic for the 2002 seminar is "International Migration and National Identities"; the seminar will be conducted in English. The program is designed for U.S. scholars of German studies and of disciplines related to the seminar topic. Applications are welcome from U.S. college, university and community college scholars, as well as from non-academic professionals. The award includes round-trip transportation; per diem allowance for meals, lodging, local travel and incidental expenses; and the opportunity to stay in Europe after the seminar to pursue individual research projects. Deadline: 11/01/01. Contact: Richard Pettit, 202/686-6240; rpettit@cies.iie.org; http://www.cies.org/cies/us_scholars/2002_2003AwardsBook.pdf.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The Fund for Rural America Program provides support for research, extension, and education grants addressing key issues that contribute to economic diversification and sustainable development in rural areas. The following priority areas will be supported: 1) Rural Community Innovation--research, education, and extension proposals that will help rural communities address existing and new problems in innovative ways; and 2) harnessing Demographic Change to Increase Rural Opportunity--proposals that incorporate elements of research, education, and extension that will help communities understand the phenomena of demographic change in rural America, develop new knowledge to address these issues and educate rural citizens on how to adapt and capitalize on these changes. Approximately $9,500,000 is available to fund up to 15 grants of $600,000 over 4 years. Deadline: 6/19/01. Contact: 202/205-0241; psb@reeusda.gov; http://www.reeusda.gov/fra.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

Support is provided to qualified individuals or institutions for chemistry and life sciences research. Areas of interest include polymer chemistry, surface and interfacial science, theoretical chemistry, molecular dynamics, chronobiology and neural adaptation, perception and cognition, sensory systems, and toxic biological interactions. Contact: Dr. Genevieve Haddard, Director, 703/696-9513; http://www2.eps.gov/EPSData/USAF/Synopses/1542/AFOSR-BAA-2001-1/BAA2001-01_Finalupdate_.pdf. Deadline: None.

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The purpose of the Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program is to support replicable high-quality professional development programs to improve the knowledge and skills of educators who work in early childhood programs located in urban or rural high-poverty communities, and who serve primarily children from low-income families. These professional development programs must primarily provide research-based training that will improve early childhood pedagogy and further children's language and literacy skills to prevent them from encountering reading difficulties when they enter school. The sponsor is particularly interested in receiving applications that propose to do one or both of the following: propose to provide early childhood professional development that results in college credit, or leads to a degree, credential, or certification in early childhood education, or both; or target professional development services on early childhood educators who work in early childhood education programs with children who will enter low-performing schools and that describe and demonstrate that improved early childhood education is part of a more comprehensive strategy for improving those low-performing schools. Approximately $10,000,000 will fund 10 awards ranging from $600,000-$1,400,000 for up to 24 months. Deadline: 6/25/01. Contact: Doris F. Sligh, 202/260-0999; Doris_Sligh@ed.gov; http://www.ed.gov/GrantApps/#84.349A.

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TOYOTA USA FOUNDATION

The Foundation provides support for the development and implementation of innovative programs that improve the quality of K-12 education. With a primary interest in mathematics and science, the Foundation also supports innovation in the arts and culture, and civic and community affairs. A high priority is placed on: systemic math and science programs that are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curricula, "real world" classroom applications, and high student expectations; creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers; and cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success and relatively low duplication of effort. The Foundation provides $1.7 million a year to support innovative math and science programs. Single- and multi-year grants are available. Deadline: None. Contact: Foundation Administrator, 310/618-6766; http://129.33.47.206/html/about/community_care/usa_foundation/index.html.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

The program, Mercury: Transport, Transformation, and Fate in the Atmosphere, supports fundamental research to identify all important sources of mercury to the atmosphere, to develop emission inventories for all sources, to identify important chemical and physical transformations of mercury in air and cloud water, and to understand the processes leading to mercury deposition from the atmosphere. Up to $6 million is expected to be awarded in fiscal year 2002 in this program area (a total of $6 million over 3 years). The projected award range is $200,000-$300,000 per year total costs for up to 3 years. Contact: William Stelz, 202/564-6834; stelz.william@epa.gov; http://es.epa.gov/ncerqa/rfa/mercury01.html. Deadline: 8/15/01.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)

Participating institutes seek to encourage investigator-initiated research to enhance the scientific under-standing of underlying mechanisms and risk processes related to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their implication for the development of effective interventions. Major areas of re-search interest are: 1) basic behavioral and neuroscience research in dimensions of attention, inhibitory control, emotion and other executive functions relevant to the etiologies, nosology, identification, prevention and/or treatment of ADHD; 2) basic or applied research on etiologies, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of ADHD; and 3) research on development of new interventions for use with individuals diagnosed with ADHD and their families. The standard research (R01) grant mechanism will be used. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program contacts with any questions regarding their proposed project and the goals of this announcement. Deadlines: Standard NIH until 6/1/04. Contact: Farris Tuma, Sc.D., Developmental Psychopathology and Prevention Research Branch, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 301/443-5944, ftuma@mail.nih.gov; Beth-Anne Sieber, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Research Branch, NIMH, 301/443-5288, sieberb@helix.nih.gov; Laurie Foudin, Ph.D., National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 301/443-0912, Lfoudin@nih.gov; Cora Lee Wetherington, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 301/443-1263, wetherington@nih.gov; Annette Kirshner, Ph.D., National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 919/541-0488, kirshner@niehs.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-01-083.html.

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PRINCESS GRACE FOUNDATION

The Film Grant Program provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate thesis film productions. Nominations are submitted by Deans and Department Chairmen, in conjunction with the faculty of established colleges and universities. Each school may nominate one undergraduate and one graduate student. In the past, grants have ranged from $4,000-$10,000. Contact: Ms. Toby E. Boshak, Executive Director, 150 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10155; 212/317-1470; pgfusa@pgfusa.com. Deadline: 6/1/01.

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BUSH FOUNDATION

The Foundation's goals are to enhance the quality of life by supporting nonprofit organizations and providing fellowships for individuals. Grants are awarded in the following program areas: Arts and Humanities; Education; Health and Health Services; and a few grants for the environment, public broadcasting, and community foundations. Grants for higher education generally fall in the areas of faculty development and capital improvements. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a brief preliminary letter of inquiry. The Foundation has a special interest in supporting programs which benefit minority populations. Dead-lines: Fellowships vary by program; general grant applications are reviewed three times a year at board meetings. Contact: 651/227-0891; www.bushfoundation.org; info@bushfoundation.org.

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

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UNIVERSITY LETTER is published weekly (bi-weekly during the summer) and distributed at no charge to members of the University community. It is also available online at http://www.und.edu/dept/our/uletter.htm.

All articles submitted for publication should be labeled "University Letter" and must reach the editor by 1 p.m. Tuesday. Electronic submissions may be sent to 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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