University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 36, Number 35, May 7, 1999
UNIVERSITY LETTER IS ALSO AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY in the Events and News section of UNDInfo, the University's menu system on the Internet. The address is: http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/our/uletter.htm
The University Relations Office maintains an index for the University Letter.
DID YOU KNOW?
The first master's degree at UND was awarded in 1895. The first Ph.D. was granted in 1914.
1,450 STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR SPRING COMMENCEMENTS
General Commencement will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 9, in the Hyslop Sports Center. President Kendall Baker will deliver the Charge to the Class. Approximately 1,340 students are eligible to walk across the stage as candidates for commencement. UND will award a posthumous degree to Mohammad Ayyaz Rashid, who died Easter weekend in an automobile accident near the Nevada-Idaho border.
In addition to the General Commencement May 9, the School of Law and School of Medicine commencements will take place Saturday, May 8.
Justice William Neumann of the North Dakota Supreme Court will be the speaker for the Law School Commencement at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. There are 65 candidates for the Juris Doctor degree.
Dr. Allen L. VanBeek, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School will speak at the Medical School Commencement at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium, when 47 students will receive their Doctor of Medicine degrees. UND will hold ground breaking ceremonies at 3 p.m. Friday, May 7, for the Biomedical Research Facility.
Three University of North Dakota alumni who have become nationally known leaders in business will receive honorary doctorate degrees at UND's spring commencement ceremony Sunday, May 9. They are:
Eugene Dahl, Honorary Doctor of Laws.
A native of Gwinner, N.D., Dahl earned his B.S. Ed. in Chemistry and Mathematics in 1948. Now retired, he was one of North Dakota's most successful business industrialists, building three manufacturing businesses, Melroe Manufacturing, Steiger Tractor Company, and Concord, Inc. Besides his own ventures, he has been a leader in creating opportunities for other North Dakota entrepreneurs.
John MacFarlane, Honorary Doctor of Engineering.
A native of Hallock, Minn., MacFarlane received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1961. He worked his way through the ranks at Ottertail Power Company, becoming president in 1982. Under his leadership, the investor-owned utility has achieved remarkable success in promoting economic development in the three states it serves.
Dale Morrison, Honorary Doctor of Laws.
A native of Milton, N.D., Morrison earned his B.S. in Business Administration in 1971. In 1997, he was named president and chief executive officer of the Campbell Soup Company, one of the world's largest corporations. He also has held executive positions with General Foods, Pepsico, and the Pepperidge Farm unit of Campbell Soup. He currently serves on the board of UND Alumni Association.
UNIVERSITY LETTER LISTS SUMMER SCHEDULE
The University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Following are the publication dates: May 22, June 4 and 18, July 9 and 23, Aug. 6, 20, and 27. 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESIDENT-DESIGNATE KUPCHELLA ISSUES STATEMENT
Although my official duties as University of North Dakota's tenth President will not begin for some two months, I wanted to say to all of you at this time how much Adele and I are looking forward to becoming part of the University of North Dakota and Grand Forks communities. Thanks to many of you for your personal expressions of support and interest in helping make sure we get off to a good start.
While there are surely issues to be resolved--there always are and always will be -- we have been pleased to see that there is a solid basis for the high regard in which UND is held by all with whom we spoke during the search process. The university is clearly blessed with many dedicated, loyal, hard-working people, and enjoys broad support within the State of North Dakota and within the Greater Grand Forks community. All of this assures me that the ingredients for success are in place, and I am excited about the opportunity to serve as President.
We will be making several visits to Grand Forks between now and July 1, and I am sure we will be able to visit with many of you during those periods. Otherwise, we look forward to being in place in July. We will need your ongoing help and support in getting acquainted and acclimated with the University and the Community.
Best wishes for a smooth ending of the academic year and the coming summer.
-- Charles E. Kupchella, President-Designate.
NORTHERN LIGHTS TO AIR "A CONVERSATION WITH DR. CHARLES KUPCHELLA"
Northern Lights Public Radio will host "A Conversation with Dr. Charles Kupchella" on Friday, May 7, from 8 to 9 a.m., on 1370 AM. In addition to Dr. Kupchella, who will participate via phone from Missouri, the show will feature three in-studio guests: Ian Swanson, Grand Forks Herald; Mary Kweit, Political Science and Public Administration and Chair of University Senate; and Chris Semrau, Student Body President. Hilary Bertsch, Northern Lights Radio co-manager, will be the show host. Those interested in participating on-air will also be able to take part in the conversation.
-- Peter Johnson, Media Relations Coordinator, University Relations.
STEAM HEAT LINE REPLACEMENT BEGINS MAY 17
The University will see a number of construction projects this summer, but none will be so pervasive or omnipresent as the necessary replacement of 12 miles of steam heat lines which were damaged in the Flood of 1997. There are already signs of this project on campus with the appearance of trailers near the Steam Heat Plant. The digging will begin May 17 and will move north and east from the Steam Heat Plant, up Centennial Drive to the Education Building and out to the Wilson M. Laird Core & Sample Library, respectively. Work on replacing the steam heat lines will continue through October. Plant Services and Lunseth Plumbing, the project contractor, will work hard to have the heart of the campus back in order in time for the fall semester.
The work will cause some disruption from time to time to the normal traffic flow (vehicular and pedestrian), as well as to normal parking patterns. But please keep in mind this is necessary work. The flood essentially destroyed the materials which had insulated the steam heat lines. Imagine the loss of insulation in your home and the need to operate the furnace at higher level to compensate for the loss of insulation. Apply that concept to the entire campus, Altru Health Systems, UND fraternities and sororities, Lake Agassiz School and the North Dakota School for the Blind, the major users of UND's steam heat, and you have a sense of the tremendous amount of energy (and dollars) expended to heat the campus to compensate for the destroyed steam heat line insulation.
In total, the project will cost about $20 million, most of which will be paid for by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
A "Letting Off Steam" committee, composed of representatives from a cross-section of campus, has been meeting regularly and will provide weekly updates to the University community as well as to the broader Greater Grand Forks community and visitors through a variety of mechanisms:
* a recorded message with current information (7-6700, to be activated May 12);
* a University Relations-developed web page which will focus on the steam heat lines project and which will include a clickable map that will lay out the summer-long work schedule;
* weekly e-mail updates;
* regular updates in University Letter (which will be on a two-week schedule during the summer);
* weekly flyers to departments; and
* weekly news releases.
Whenever possible, Plant Services and Lunseth Plumbing will work around significant dates and major summer activities. There will, however, be some disruption, but it is important that the University move forward on this important project.
The following are some Frequently Asked Questions related to the steam heat lines project:
What's all the construction about?
The University of North Dakota is replacing 12 miles of steam heat lines that were damaged in the Flood of 1997. The flood virtually destroyed the insulation surrounding the steam heat lines, forcing the University to spend money and burn considerably more coal to provide the same level of steam heat which was provided before the flood. Steam heat generated by UND is used to heat all of UND's buildings, as well as UND fraternities and sororities, Lake Agassiz School, the North Dakota School for the Blind, and the Medical Park where the Altru System and Valley Memorial Homes are located.
How long will the construction take?
Approximately three years, although the major construction work will take two years. The work will begin on May 17 and will run through October of this year, and then will start up again in the Spring of 2000. The work this summer will focus on the east side of the campus, from Centennial Drive to the EERC and from the Steam Heat Plant north to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Unfortunately, replacing the steam heat lines means tearing up the campus, including the University's main access road, Centennial Drive. Plant Services is working closely with the contractor, Lunseth Plumbing, to minimize disruption. Nevertheless, there will be some inconvenience during the next several months.
Why is this happening now?
Summer and fall are the only times for this outdoor construction work to take place at UND for two reasons: First, the weather permits outdoor construction. It is much more difficult to engage in this kind of work during the winter months when the ground is frozen. Second, there are fewer people on campus during the summer months. Hence, the construction will inconvenience fewer people.
What kind of inconvenience are we talking about?
Replacing the steam heat lines will mean tearing up much of the campus, including Centennial Drive, the main point of access to the heart of the University. Faculty, staff, students and visitors will, at times, have to find alternate routes to (and around) campus and parking as they conduct their business. UND Police and Plant Services will provide plenty of signage.
However, Plant Services is working closely with the contractor to ensure there is as little inconvenience as possible.
How much will this cost?
The total project will cost about $20 million, the vast majority of it paid for by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) as part of UND's flood-related expenses.
-- Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities.
ANNUAL STEAM SHUT-DOWN SET FOR MAY 12, 13
The annual Plant Services steam shut down has been scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, May 12 and 13. Steam heating and cooling will be off around 12:01 a.m. May 12 to begin maintenance and repair of the Steam Plant equipment. Steam service should be restored during the evening of May 13. As a result, there will be no hot water in buildings that have steam-heated water heaters. Also, steam run air conditioners in Upson II, Witmer, Nursing, Wilkerson, and Starcher will be shut off for the duration of the steam shutdown. These dates have been selected to minimize inconvenience to the University community. We thank you for your cooperation.
-- Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities, Plant Services.
NEW EMERITUS FACULTY NAMED
The following persons have been granted Emeritus Status:
College of Arts and Sciences: Professor Emeritus of History and Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Beringer (1970-1998); Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics Duane Cole (1968-1999); Professor Emeritus of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Carla Hess (1973-1999); and Associate Professor Emeritus of English John Little (1969-1998).
College of Business and Public Administration: Professor Emeritus of Economics Dominique Khactu (1961-1998); Professor Emeritus of Economics Robert Korbach (1973-1999); Professor Emeritus of Political Science Ronald Pynn (1971-1999); Professor Emeritus of Business and Vocational Education Mark Langemo (1972-1999); and Professor Emeritus of Business and Vocational Education James Navara (1976-1998).
College of Fine Arts and Communication: Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts and Dean Emeritus of the College of Fine Arts and Communication Bruce Jacobsen (1980-1999); Professor Emeritus of the School of Communication Raymond Fischer (1971-1999); and Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts Ellen Rose Auyong (1972-1999).
College of Engineering and Mines: Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Ronald Apanian (1957-1999).
-- Kendall Baker, President.
SCIENTIST WILL DISCUSS VIEWS
The Microbiology and Immunology seminar series will feature William Cafruny, University of South Dakota School of Medicine at Vermillion. He will present "Mechanisms of Virus Persistence: Studies With Lactate-Dehydrogenase-Elevating Virus," at noon Friday, May 7, in the United Hospital Auditorium (Room 1370), School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Cafruny's research with lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus (LDV) a persistent murine virus that mimics several chronic human viruses including HIV, hepatitis B, and some of the herpes viruses, has resulted in several significant and noteworthy findings about how viruses are able to evade a strong anti-viral immune response and establish a chronic infection. Lately, his work has focused on virus-host interactions at mucosal sites and the role of anti-viral responses in viral transmission from mother to fetus during pregnancy. Dr. Cafruny is a Professor of Microbiology at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. If interested in meeting with Dr. Cafruny, please contact David Bradley at 777-2610.
-- Roger Melvold, Chair, Microbiology and Immunology.
TREE PLANTINGS WILL HONOR JOHN ODEGARD, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
There will be a tree planting ceremony in honor of the late John Odegard, founder and dean, Odegard School, Sunday, May 9, immediately following commencement, at approximately 4:30 p.m. The tree will be planted at the International Centre in remembrance of all that Dean Odegard did for UND's international students over the years. Please join us.
A tree will be planted at the International Centre in memory of Ayyaz Rashid and Jotkiran Shahpuri on Saturday, May 8, at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Rashid and Mr. Shahpuri were students in the College of Business and Public Administration.
-- Barry Stinson, Director, Office of International Programs, 777-3301.
SHARON SCHIMKE RETIRES MAY 14
Sharon Schimke, Accounting and Services Coordinator in the Memorial Union, is retiring after 19 years of service to UND. At her request there will not be a farewell reception. Her last day of work will be Friday, May 14. Please feel free to stop by and/or call to say goodbye and wish her well.
-- Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATORS CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON CHANGING MEDIA
"Cyber Comm in Y2K: The Changing Face of Communication" is the theme of the North Dakota Professional Communicators (NDPC) Spring Conference, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, at UND.
The NDPC conference will focus on how communication and the media have changed and how they will continue to change in the future. The conference will begin with a 6:30 p.m. social and 7:30 p.m. annual meeting at the Grand Forks Herald on Friday, followed by a succession of communication sessions at the Memorial Union on Saturday, and a banquet Saturday night at the Grand Forks Country Club.
The following is a complete list of Saturday's events and speakers:
Saturday, May 15, 8:30 a.m. -- Registration, Memorial Union, second floor; 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. -- Back to the Future of Communication Technologies: Communication for Communities. Lana Rakow (Communication) will discuss an innovative networking program she helped design for the city of Grand Forks.
10:25 to 11:25 a.m. -- Break Out Sessions: The Changing Newsroom: Experts will discuss newsroom changes in the last two decades, and the likely changes in the next 20 years. Panelists: Ryan Huschka, Grand Forks Herald; Marwan Kraidy (Communication); and Ute Sartorius (Industrial Technology).
Target Marketing: Learn how to focus on specific customers and their needs, what techniques work and how to evaluate your target market. Panelists: Lori Simms, Public Relations Director for Jamestown College; Beth DuFault, Marketing Assistant for the Fargo Forum.
11:35 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. -- Luncheon, Pastor Ray Siegle will present tips for balancing work and family in the coming century. In addition to these stress relievers, door prizes, college contest awards, and a college scholarship will be given out.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. -- Break Out Sessions: Editorializing the News: Is there more editorializing in print and more sensationalism in broadcast? Panelists: Monica Hannan, KYFR-TV anchor/reporter; Janelle Cole, Capitol Reporter, Fargo Forum; and Scott Hennen, Grand Forks KCNN Radio.
Developing Web Pages: An HTML Primer: Doris Bornhoeft (Computer Center) will delve into the mysteries of hypertext markup language. The primer will assist the users in beginning to set up their own web page.
2:45 to 3:45 p.m. -- Ghostbusting the Ghostwriting Process: He Is Alive. Writing someone else's story isn't always as easy as it sounds. Sharing the podium, as they have shared the by-line, Kris Fehr, Bismarck Tribune staff writer, and Cindy Yale take the mystery out of ghostwriting.
6:45 p.m. -- Banquet awards will be given out to the Communicator of Achievement and in the Communications Contest.
The cost of the conference with meals is $60 for NDPC members ($45 before May 10 for members) and $75 for non-members. The price for Saturday seminars only is $25, Saturday breakfast only is $5, Saturday luncheon only is $12, Saturday awards banquet only is $20. Student cost for the conference is $25 without meals. Checks should be made to North Dakota Professional Communicators. To register, contact me.
-- Peter Johnson (University Relations), NDPC Northeast Co-Director, P.O. Box 7144, 777-4317.
1999 EARTH CAMP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS SET FOR JUNE 22-24, JULY 15-18
1999 Earth Camp, designed for students entering grades six through nine, their teachers, and parents, is set for Tuesday through Thursday, June 22-24, to explore the Pembina area and Thursday through Sunday, July 15-18, to explore northeastern Minnesota.
Sponsored by the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, the School of Engineering and Mines and the Division of Continuing Education, Earth Camp 1999 will explore declining availability of Earth resources, human modification of the environment, vulnerability to geological hazards, and long-term planning.
Session One, June 22-24, includes a one-day field trip to the Pembina area and an overnight trip to Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge east of Detroit Lakes, Minn. The session will focus on wetlands, prairie, and soils of the Lake Agassiz plains, and will allow opportunities to plan and work for the restoration of Earth environments.
Session Two, July 15-18, is a four day field trip to northeastern Minnesota. This session will explore the geology, scenery, culture, and environmental issues of the Mesabi Iron Range, Ely Archean greenstone belt, and Duluth Gabbro and North Shore volcanic rocks.
Parents and teachers are welcome to attend the 1999 Earth Camp to learn more about environmental Earth science and to develop field trips like these. For more information, contact us.
-- Dawn Botsford and Tammy Rosselit, Division of Continuing Education, 777-2663.
ALICE POEHLS SUBMITS RESIGNATION
Alice Poehls, University Registrar, has submitted her resignation from the University effective June 30. Dr. Poehls will be assuming the position of Registrar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on July 1.
Dr. Poehls has a long affiliation with the University of North Dakota. She received her B.A. in English from UND in 1974, the M.A. in Speech in 1978, and the Ph.D. in English in 1989, specializing in composition and literary theory. She has served as a lecturer in speech and English, as an administrator in the Graduate School, and as Associate Registrar prior to being named Director of Admissions and Records in 1993.
During her tenure here, Dr. Poehls played a major role in the design and implementation of the student records system of the Higher Education Computing Network and was instrumental in the implementation of the touch-tone telephone registration system (later known as ALFI).
The University appreciates Dr. Poehls' many contributions and wishes her well in her new position.
-- John Ettling, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost.
FISCAL YEAR-END PROCEDURES EXPLAINED
For accurate financial statement presentation we MUST charge all materials and services received by June 30, 1999, to fiscal year 1999 funds. This is true for all funds, appropriated and non-appropriated, including grants and contracts.
Payments for new subscriptions will be processed from fiscal year 1999 funds until June 1, 1999. Renewals for subscriptions that expire in fiscal year 2000 must be paid from fiscal year 2000 funds.
For prepayments, the department should verify with the vendor that delivery will be made by June 30. This should be documented on the Purchase Requisition and/or Request for Payment. If the company does not guarantee delivery by June 30, the payment cannot be made from the fiscal year 1999 budget.
-- Allison Peyton, Accounts Payable Manager, Accounting Services.
UNIVERSITY SENATE ELECTION RESULTS LISTED
Council members who have been elected to serve one-year terms on the University Senate are the following:
Center for Aerospace Sciences: Kent Lovelace and Tom Wiggen; College of Arts and Sciences: Greg Gagnon, Wendy Hume, Mohammad Khavanin, Thomas Richards, Robert Till, and Walter Tschacher; College of Business and Public Administration: Ray Diez and Kenneth Hansen; College of Education and Human Development: Wes Stevens and Ralph Woehle; School of Engineering: Charles Moretti and Monte Phillips; College of Fine Arts and Communication: Mary Cutler and Katherine Norman; School of Law: Unnamed; School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Siegfried Detke and Susan Jeno; College of Nursing: Janice Goodwin and Helen Melland; and Libraries: Mary Drewes and Cynthia Shabb.
-- Alice Poehls (University Registrar), Secretary, University Senate.
DOCTORAL EXAM SET FOR FUMIKA KIRIYAMA
The final examination for Fumika Kiriyama, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Physics, is set for 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, in 215 Witmer Hall. The dissertation title is "Electric Dipole Moment Functions of the Hydrogen Chloride (1H35Cl) and the Carbon Monoxide (12C160) Molecules Using an Anharmonic Potential." B. Sesh Rao (Physics) is the committee chair. Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.
-- Harvey Knull, Dean, Graduate School.
COMPUTER CENTER RECOMMENDS UPDATING VIRUS SOFTWARE
The UND Computer Help Center recommends the current version, 7.94, of Dr. Solomon for virus detection. This version will work for most viruses, but there are some new macro viruses that it doesn't disinfect. The following steps will walk you through updating Dr. Solomon version 7.94 to disinfect all new viruses out there (The update is only for version 7.94). If you're not sure which version you have, start Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit. Once the program is running click on Help on the menu bar, then click About. This will display the version you are running. If you need to upgrade your version to 7.94 use Netscape or Internet Explorer and go to the following site: http://www.drsolomon.com/download/corporate-avtk/index. Under Tool Kit select your OS Platform and click on Download. Save this zip file in a directory on your hard drive. Once you unzip the file you downloaded run the setup file to install version 7.94.
Once Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit is at version 7.94 use Netscape or Internet Explorer and go to the following site http://www.avertlabs.com/public/datafiles/extra_drivers.asp. You will need to scroll down the page until you get to the heading Extra Files & Dats for MS Office Macro Viruses. Select the file 0401new7.zip under the heading FindVirus 7 & DSAV Toolkit and download the file to a directory on your hard drive. After you unzip 0401new7.zip you will have a file called extra.drv. Copy the file extra.drv into the directory C:\Program Files\Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit. You will need to restart your computer to activate the new drivers. New driver files are added every two weeks according to Dr. Solomon's web site, so check back often. If you have any questions contact the UND Help Center at 777-2222.
-- Craig Cerkowniak, Computer Center Help Desk.
SUMMER HOURS LISTED
Chester Fritz Library:
Summer hours for the Chester Fritz Library from May 10 to Aug. 1 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.
Health Sciences Library:
The Library of the Health Sciences will be open regular hours until Thursday, May 20. Interim hours are: Thursday, May 20, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, May 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 22, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 23, closed; Monday, May 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, May 25, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, May 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, May 27, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday, May 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-- April Byars, Health Sciences Library.
The Law Library summer hours begin Monday, May 17: 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.
The Memorial Union summer operating hours for Monday, May 10, through Thursday, Aug. 19, Monday through Friday are: Lifetime Sports Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Info/Service Center: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Copy Stop, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Union Food Court: Juice Works, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Subway and TCBY, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Little Caesars, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Bookstore, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Administration office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Craft Center/Sign Design, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dining Center (office only), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Barber Shop, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; University Learning Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Union Station, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Passport I.D.s, to be announced; Credit Union, coming soon; Computer Lab, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; building hours, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Union and all its facilities are closed all weekends from May 15 through Aug. 14 except by special arrangement.
-- Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.
STAFF SENATE ELECTION RESULTS LISTED
The following have been elected to Staff Senate:
Professional Staff: Marsha Nelson, Julie Entzminger, Cathy Perry, Tim Seaworth, Joan Jorde, Susan Neste, Jerry Severson, Don Johnson.
Technical/Paraprofessional Staff: Bonny Grosz, Kathy Spencer, Kay Williams, Virginia Ballintine.
Secretarial/Clerical Staff: Joy Johnson, Rosemary Thue, Cindy Purpur, Janice Troitte, Sheri Korynta, Patty McIntyre.
Trades Staff: Jerry Humble, Ray Tozer, Jerry Stoldorf, David Senne.
Service Staff: Holly Wilson, Charlotte Bratvold, Lily Dubuque, Kurtis Papenfuss.
-- Cheryl Danduran (EERC), Staff Senate.
EMPLOYEES MAY ENROLL IN COURSES AT LOW COST
For just $4.17 per credit hour, UND employees may enroll in University classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor for release time during working hours. You must have successfully completed your probationary period. You can continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.
You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management. Here's how to enroll:
1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at the Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or at the Graduate School, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).
2. Choose the course you'd like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.
3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the Graduate School. Return the completed waiver forms to Admissions. The deadline for filing the waiver is Monday, Aug. 16, for the fall semester.
4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.
If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an "Application for Admission" form, available from the Admissions Office or Graduate School. There is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot be waived.
Take advantage of your $1,000 Benefit!
-- Donna Bruce, Director of Admissions, and Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel.
BPA TO PARTICIPATE IN COLLEGE FELLOWS PROGRAM
The College of Business and Public Administration has been accepted as one of 25 teams participating in the 15th annual Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators run by the faculty from Babson College, the nation's top-rated entrepreneurship business college. A team consisting of a college entrepreneurship educator and an entrepreneur from select universities will attend the symposium.
Marketing professor James Faircloth will be joined by Judith Ekberg Johnson, president of Meyer Broadcasting, in attending the symposium. The symposium was designed by the Price-Babson College Fellows Program in 1984 because of the belief that entrepreneurship teaching and research can benefit greatly from combining the academic and the "real world." The symposium will allow participants to explore the concepts of teaching entrepreneurship and how those concepts are being successfully taught around the world.
Judy Ekberg Johnson has owned 13 businesses in her entrepreneurial career, and recently completed the sale of Meyer Television and Meyer Radio to two of the largest media conglomerates in the industry. She has a Master's degree in Education and has spent time in the classroom teaching and lecturing, and is very interested in the success of the new entrepreneurship program at the College of Business and Public Administration.
The Price-Babson College Fellows Program accepts two-person teams from 25 universities for the Symposium in Entrepreneurial Education each year. The program encourages excellence in entrepreneurship education on issues ranging from curriculum to teaching effectiveness to developing ways to involve entrepreneurs in teaching and course development. The fellowship costs are being covered through entrepreneur gifts to the Center for Innovation.
-- James Faircloth, Marketing Professor, College of Business and Public Administration.
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR BUSINESS INNOVATORS
Nominations from individuals, companies, and associations are requested for the 1999 North Dakota Business Innovator of the Year Award. The award recognizes recent accomplishments and business leaders who enhance the productivity, competitiveness, growth, and diversity of North Dakota's economy.
There are many success stories across North Dakota, but most people are not aware of the significant accomplishments of other North Dakotans. The award helps celebrate these business innovators and recognizes their innovations. The 1998 recipients were Donald R. Mengedoth, Chair, President and CEO of Community First Bankshares, a $6 billion bank holding company serving 155 communities in 11 states; and Richard J. Lee, Founder and Owner of RJ Lee Inc., a company specializing in electron microscopy techniques and technologies with five branch offices.
The North Dakota Business Innovator of the Year Award was established in 1989 by the Center for Innovation to recognize recent entrepreneurship. The Citations Committee seeks nomination of innovators who are discovering new and better ways of serving their customers, changing the way business is being done, exploring new frontiers, and building through excellence. Nominees may be tied to North Dakota by residence, education, or accomplishments and nominees need to be living.
Nominations should be postmarked by Friday, May 7, and sent to the Center for Innovation, P.O. Box 8372, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8372. The letter of nomination should include a list of accomplishments, significant innovations, and the address of the nominee.
-- Bruce Gjovig, Director, Center for Innovation.
ENTREPRENEUR HALL OF FAME SEEKS NOMINATIONS
Nominations for induction into the North Dakota Entrepreneur Hall of Fame are being accepted from individuals, companies, and associations for 1999. The Hall of Fame recognizes North Dakota entrepreneurs and business builders for their outstanding and significant contributions to the state, region, and nation.
In 1998, Gerald Van Eeckhout, founder and CEO of ACT Teleconferencing, a multinational provider of audio, video, and data teleconferencing products and services; and James Wallace, President and Founder of Cranel Inc., a leading distributor of data backup, document imaging, and mass storage solutions were recognized.
Nominees to the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame need to have made a lasting contribution through innovation, superior products, creative processes, technology, or by building significant operations. Nominees can be tied to North Dakota by birth, education, long-term residence, or employment; their accomplishments do not have to occur in North Dakota; and they can be living or deceased.
People are surprised to find out that so many North Dakotans are nationally prominent entrepreneurs and innovators. We provide a forum to honor those who have created products and built companies, who have creatively solved business problems, who have made long-standing contributions to businesses and their communities, and who inspire vision and hope for future entrepreneurs and innovators. These are excellent models to emulate and follow.
The North Dakota Entrepreneur Hall of Fame was established in 1986 by the Center for Innovation. A permanent display is located in the Rural Technology Center of the UND campus and features portraits of the 30 inductees with summaries of their professional accomplishments.
Nominations should be postmarked by Friday, May 7, and mailed to the Center for Innovation, P.O. Box 8372, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8372. The letter of nomination should include a listing of the nominee's accomplishments and address of the nominee or descendants, if known. For additional information, call 777-3132.
-- Bruce Gjovig, Center for Innovation.
SUBMIT ITEMS FOR SUMMER DATEBOOK BY MAY 20
You are invited to submit your UND events for inclusion in the Summer Datebook of activities by Thursday, May 20. The Datebook is published each semester and summer and is distributed across the campus, community, region and state. The Datebook is also available electronically at www.und.edu/calendar/.
Examples of the kind of activities you may submit include departmental-sponsored lectures and presentations and cultural/academic displays and exhibitions. Submit the date, type of event, names of speakers and their titles, location and time of event to Mavis in the Office of University Relations, 411 Twamley Hall, Box 7144, or send via e-mail to email@example.com and include your name, department and phone number as a contact person.
-- Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.
FREE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE OFFERED
A free Defensive Driving Course for UND employees and a member of their family will be held Wednesday, May 19, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 211 Rural Technology Center. This course may reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Please call the Safety Office at 777-3341 to register and for directions.
-- Corrinne Kjelstrom, Safety Office.
MAY IS STROKE AWARENESS MONTH
May is Stroke Awareness Month, according to the American Heart Association. Following is some information about the impact of stroke on our families, friends and co-workers.
* Every 53 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Every 3.3 minutes, someone dies of stroke.
* Stroke is the third cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability.
* Each year about 600,000 Americans have a stroke.
* Over four million stroke survivors are alive today.
* Stroke isn't just a disease of the elderly; 28 percent of people who have a stroke are under age 65.
The American Heart Association is encouraging us to remember the 3Rs of stroke:
REDUCE your risk.
* Control high blood pressure
* Maintain a healthy weight
* Get regular medical check-ups
* Eat a healthy diet
* Stop smoking
* Be physically active
* Treat diabetes
RECOGNIZE the warning signs.
* Sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the face or body
* Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
* Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
* Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
* Sudden, severe unexplained headaches
RESPOND immediately -- call 911 if any signs occur.
Every second counts! New treatments can prevent brain damage for some people if they get to an emergency room within three hours of the start of symptoms.
For more information about stroke, call the American Heart Association at 1-800-AHA-USA1.
-- Jan Orvik, Editor, for the American Heart Association.
MASTER GLASSMAKER SHOWING AT THE MUSEUM OF ART
The North Dakota Museum of Art is currently exhibiting masterworks in glass by Dale Chihuly. The exhibition showcases eight hand-blown glass artworks by Dale Chihuly from his Macchia series. Chihuly, of Seattle, Wash., has established himself as perhaps the most famous artist alive working in the glass medium. He is one of the only three Americans to have a solo show at the Louvre. The Pilchuck Glass Studio, which he co-founded near Seattle in 1971, draws students from around the world. He has been referred to as the "Tiffany of Contemporary Glass" by Bill Warmus, curator of the Corning Museum of Glass.
The Macchia series was first begun in 1981, when Chihuly woke up one day "wanting to use all 300 of the colors in the glass hot shop." As he has said, "I never met a color I didn't like." The series developed through experimentation: technical discoveries allowed the artist to separate the interior and exterior colors so they would not blend. Each bell-shaped Macchia has a brilliant solid-colored interior that is separated from its dappled outside by a layer of white-glass "clouds." Without the clouds, the inside and outside colors would visually blend into one color. With the Macchia series, Chihuly first felt that a single piece of his glass could hold its own within a room.
Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Wash., Chihuly was introduced to glass when studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965 and working for a time in an architectural office, Chihuly enrolled in Harvey Littelton's seminal glass program at the University of Wisconsin. Littleton is considered the father of the American studio glass movement, which changed the medium world-wide from one of craft and design to one in which artists may work directly with the material for their own aesthetic expression. He continued his glass studies at the Rhode Island School of Design.
After a Fulbright Fellowship at the Venini factory in Venice, Chihuly returned to the Rhode Island School of Design to head the glass department. In 1971 he left Rhode Island to co-found the Pilchuck Glass Studio. Now considered "an international glass communications center," it attracts students and teachers from around the world.
Chihuly is the most celebrated artist working inc raft media today. His work is included in more than 170 museum collections from New York to Kyoto. After losing the vision in one eye in an automobile accident, Chihuly works with teams of glassblowers who create the pieces from his drawings and under his supervision.
The exhibition is sponsored by the North Dakota Art Gallery Association and the North Dakota Council on the Arts. The exhibition program at the North Dakota Museum of Art is funded in part by the Henry Luce Foundation. The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the University of North Dakota campus. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission charge.
-- Barbara Crow, North Dakota Museum of Art.
CHOIR PLANS SATURDAY CONCERT BEFORE GOING ABROAD
Beginning Monday, May 10, the UND Concert Choir will represent North Dakota in the American Celebration of Music in Italy and Austria. The choir members have been preparing for this European tour for approximately one year. An overview of the itinerary follows:
May 8, Bon Voyage Concert, Grand Forks; May 10, depart Grand Forks; May 11, Milan, Florence; May 12, Florence; May 13 and 14, Venice; May 15, Innsbruck; May 16 and 17, Salzburg; May 18, Melk, Vienna; May 19 and 20, Vienna; and May 21, Grand Forks.
This tour offers a remarkable opportunity for UND students to perform music in places for which it was written, and to begin to understand the historical and aesthetic values of the arts in general. Performance venues include numerous performance halls and sanctuaries, such as St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.
On Saturday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m., the Concert Choir will present a Bon Voyage Concert at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 24th Ave. and Cherry St. The program includes music of Italian and Austrian masters, contemporary music from around the world, and American hymns and spirituals. The performance is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.
-- Jim Rodde, Music.
JOHN D. ODEGARD SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE SCIENCES
Dale DeRemer (Aviation) delivered Seaplane Safety Seminars sponsored by the FAA's Juneau Flight Standards District Office in Juneau, Alaska. DeRemer's Wilderness Seaplane Flight Courses are nationally recognized, and his advanced seaplane wilderness courses include training in the Boreal forests and Arctic tundra of northern Canada. He is the Seaplane Pilot's Association's Seaplane Pilot of the Year for 1998, and one of the first to earn the National Association of Flight Instructor's Master CFI certification.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Clifford Staples (Sociology) was awarded a $2,500 grant from the American Sociological Association's Sydney S. Spivack Program in Applied Social Research and Social Policy. Staples is working with the North Dakota Department of Human Services and North Dakota Community Action Agencies to assess the impact of welfare reform on low-income families in the state.
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Lana Rakow (Communication) gave three invited lectures on new communication technologies to students and faculty of the mass communication program at Kyongbuk National University in Taegu, Korea, and to the faculty and students of the women's studies program at Shilla University in Pusan, Korea. The United States Information Agency Bureau of Information awarded Rakow a U.S. Speaker and Specialist grant to make her Korean visit.
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
H.B. Slotnick (Neuroscience) received the 1999 William Campbell Felch/Wyeth-Ayerst award for his research titled "How Doctors Learn: Physicians' Self-Directed Learning Episodes" from the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education at their most recent annual meeting. Slotnick also received the Alliance's 1999 Frances M. Maitland/PACME award in recognition of his contributions to continuing medical education over the past decade.
COLLEGE OF NURSING
The Awards and Scholarship Committee of Sigma Theta Tau Eta Upsilon Chapter selected Susan Henly as the recipient of the 1999 Excellence in Nursing Research Award. . . . Susan Henly co-presented with Sharon Tucker and Yvonne Nelson, "Measurement of Mother-To-Infant Attachment: Selection and Evaluation of Items for the MABQ Using Empirical Item Characteristic Curves at the Midwest Nursing Research Society meeting. . . . Loretta Heuer received the North Dakota Nurses Association Nurse of the Year Award. . . . Glenda Lindseth received the North Dakota Nurses Association Research Nurse of the Year Award. . . . Diane Langemo received the Thomas J. Clifford Outstanding Research Award and the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor award. . . . Patty Vari gave a slide presentation, "Comparing Measures for Activity of Pregnant Women" at the Midwest Nursing Research Society meeting. . . . Eleanor Yurkovich presented a poster session, "The Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI) in Prison," at the Midwest Nursing Research Society meeting. Yurkovich also published an article with T. Smyer and L. Dean, "Maintaining Health: Proactive Client-Oriented Community Day Treatment Centres for the Chronic Mentally Ill" in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. . . . Yurkovich co-edited with Tish Smyer "Shift Report: A Time for Learning" in the Journal of Nursing Education, December 1998, Vol. 37, No. 9. . . . Mary Reinertson-Sand published "What I Learned From the Flood of 1997 Or, Why Archival Class is Essential" in the March 1999 issue of American Libraries. . . . Loretta Heuer presented "Prevalence of Diabetes and Hypertension in the Hispanic Migrant Population" at the 1999 North Dakota Nurses Convention, "Essence of Nursing: Back to the Future." . . . Heuer also co-presented "Development of a Diabetes Educational Program for Migrant Farmworkers" at the 1999 National Farmworkers Health Conference.
CENTER FOR INNOVATION
The College of Business and Public Administration, along with the Center for Innovation have been awarded a grant from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to provide 20 student internships in entrepreneurship. The grant will provide opportunities for undergraduate students to work with start-up and growing small businesses to put their entrepreneurial skills to use.
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
Frank D'Andraia, Director of Libraries, has been appointed to Prairie Public Broadcasting's Television Community Advisory Board. The duties of the Television Advisory Board include reviewing programming and service goals established by Prairie Public Television, providing advice on programming, and on the corporation's ability to meet the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities it serves.
DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
Jerry Bulisco, Director of Judicial Affairs and Crisis Programs, presented a program at the international conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators in New Orleans. The title of his presentation was "Innovations in Student Services - Come Hell or High Water'" and chronicled student affairs roles and lessons learned during the flood of 1997.
RESEARCH, GRANT OPPORTUNITIES LISTED
Following are research and grant opportunities. For more information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278.
Six Fellowships in Ethics are awarded to teachers and scholars who wish to develop their competence to teach and write about ethical issues in public life and the professions, including business, education, government, law, and medicine. Fellows participate in the weekly seminar of the program, conduct their own research in ethics, and may attend courses in one of the professional schools or in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Eligible applicants should hold a doctorate in philosophy, political theory, theology, or related disciplines; or a professional degree in business, education, public policy, law, or medicine. Successful applicants normally will have completed their last degree within the past 5 years. There are no citizenship restrictions. Stipends vary in accordance with individual circumstances. Awards up to $35,000 are made for a 10-month period. Deadline: 12/1/99. Contact: Dennis F. Thompson, 617/495-1336/9386; fax 617/496-6104 firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.ethics.harvard.edu.
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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
The Health Communication Research program supports research to further the understanding of, and ability to apply, effective health communication strategies and tactics. Applications must address one of the following priorities: discovering effective strategies to communicate public health implications of human genetic research; identifying risk communication strategies for effectively communicating public health recommendations and products related to vaccines, human genetics, and environmental health; determining conditions under which new communication approaches like entertainment education, internet and web TV, and media literacy are most effective for different audiences; testing communication strategies designed to foster societal support for public health initiatives and systems; determining communication strategies and tactics most effective in promoting the adoption of health enhancing behaviors among members of diverse populations. Awards are expected to range from $100,000-$250,000. Awards will be made for a 12-month budget period within a project period of up to 3 years. Deadline: 6/30/99. Contact: Sheryl L. Heard, 770/488-2723; email@example.com; http://www.cdc.gov.
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Canadian Studies Faculty Enrichment Program grants provide up to $4,500 for full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty members at U.S. universities to develop or redevelop courses with substantial Canadian content that will be offered as part of their regular teaching load, or as a special offering to select audiences in continuing and/or distance education. The use of new internet technology to enhance existing courses, including the creation of instructional websites, interactive technologies, and distance learning links to Canadian Universities, are of special interest. Deadline: 10/31/1999.
The Canadian Studies Research Grant Program supports faculty members (individual or group) at accredited 4-year U.S. colleges and universities, as well as scholars at American research and policy-planning institutes who undertake significant Canadian, Canada-U.S., or Canada/North American research projects in the social sciences and humanities. The purpose is to assist individual scholars or a group of scholars in writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality and reporting their findings in scholarly publications, with a view to contributing to the development of Canadian Studies in the U.S. and/or other countries of the world. Individual applicants may request up to $10,000; the principal investigator, on behalf of a group, may request funding up to $15,000. Deadline: 9/30/99.
The Canadian Studies Graduate Student Fellowship Program provides $850/month for up to 9 months to graduate students to promote social science and humanities research in Canada. Eligible applicants are full-time doctoral students at accredited 4-year U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada, Canada/U.S., or Canada/North America. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and should have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation. Deadline: 10/31/99.
Priority areas include trade, economic, and business issues, environment, natural resources (energy, fisheries, forestry, etc.), national and international security, Canadian values and culture, and communications. Contact: Daniel Abele, 202/682-7717; fax 202/682-7791; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.canadianembassy.org.
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BANK OF SWEDEN TERCENTENARY FOUNDATION
Research Grants support advanced research through project grants to individual researchers or groups of researchers from all over the world. Research may cover any area of scientific research although preference has been shown for research in the social sciences and humanities. Priority is given first to projects whose requirements are not naturally met in other ways; e.g., grants from state research councils or other public authorities which operate within their own relatively well defined sectors. The Foundation is interested in supporting multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research projects in which researchers from different disciplines, faculties, localities or countries collaborate. Funding amounts vary dependent on the proposal. Deadline: Contact the Foundation for details. Contact: Box 5675, 11486 Stockholm, Sweden; Tel: 46 8 24 32 15; fax 46 8 10 30 76.
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GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE
DAAD--One-Year Scholarships (General) support advanced study or academic or artistic continuing education and training at all state and state-recognized universities and institutions of higher education in Germany for the following purposes: study for a degree to be taken in Germany (e.g. Diploma or Doctorate); advanced study, but not for a degree to be taken in Germany; research for a degree to be taken in the home country; and research but not for a degree. All disciplines are eligible. Applicants should contact the sponsor regarding deadline dates. Applicants should be among the best of their country's young academics (in exceptional cases advanced students who have yet to take their first degree may also be supported). Applicants who have not engaged in scientific or academic work since graduating for a longer period of time will generally be eligible for support. Applicants must have already undertaken steps towards securing acceptance from an academic supervisor at the German host institution at the time of application and should be no older than 32 years of age. Duration is one year. Deadline: None. Contact: Tel: 49 228 882 0; fax: 49 228 882 444; http://www.daad.de.
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The BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program recognizes innovations of college and university students active in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and creative invention, while stimulating their problem-solving abilities. There are no limits on the number of entries a student or team may submit in a given year; however, only one major prize per student/team will be awarded. A maximum of 4-person representation for each winning team will be accepted; each member must meet eligibility criteria. The invention, idea, or process must be submitted as an original idea and the work of a student or team with his or her university advisor. The invention should be reproducible, and may not have been made available to the public as a commercial product or process, or patented or published more than one year prior to the date of submission. In the All-Collegiate Category, up to three $7,500 prizes are offered to full-time graduate, undergraduate, and post-graduate students in U.S. colleges and universities, plus $2,500 for advisors, to recognize inventive problem solving and promote successful student/advisor relationships. Up to 3 additional Undergraduate Category prizes of $3,000 each are also available; advisors receive $1,000 each. Contact: Paul Kunce, 330/849-6887; fax 330/762-6313; Pkunce@invent.org; http://www.invent.org/bfg/bfghome.html. Deadline: 6/1/99.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE (USAF)
The Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) provides support for multidisciplinary research in the following topical areas: 1) Fundamental Principles in Adaptive Learning Technology (Research Topic Chief [RTC]: Dr. Willard Larkin, 703/696-7793, email@example.com); 2) Real-Time Fault-Tolerant Network Protocols (RTC: Dr. Jon Sjogren, 703-696-6564, firstname.lastname@example.org); 3) Phonon Enhancement of Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices (RTC: Major Daniel Johnstone, 703-696-7545, email@example.com); and Programmed Surface Chemical Assembly of Functional Material (RTC: Maj. Hugh C. De Long, 703/696-7787, firstname.lastname@example.org). Awards will range from $500,000-$1 million/year for up to 5 years. Eligible applicants are U.S. colleges and universities with degree-granting programs in science and/or engineering. Proposers are urged to contact the appropriate RTC to discuss potential efforts of mutual concern. Information may be obtained from the website listed below. Contact: Dr. Victoria Franques, 703/696-7313; Air Force Office of Scientific Res./NI, FY2000, MURI Topic #, 404 Fairfax Dr., Suite 500, Arlington ,VA 22203-1613; http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/afr/afo/any/menu/any/afrfund.htm#research. Deadlines: 6/24/99 (White Paper), 10/26/1999 (Full Application).
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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity supporting the early development of academic careers for junior faculty. Awards support activities encompassing all areas of research and education in science and engineering normally supported by NSF. Establishing collaborations with partners from other sectors, e.g., industry, national laboratories, or schools and school districts, is strongly encouraged. To be eligible for a CAREER award, applicants must be untenured, in their first or second full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and have begun the first tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent appointment on or after July 1, 1995, and before July 22, 1999. Deadline: 7/22/99. Contact: List available at http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/career/guide.htm.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)/ ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Technology for a Sustainable Environment (NSF 99-108) grants support individual investigators or small groups of investigators for research that will advance the development and use of innovative technologies and approaches directed at avoiding or minimizing the generation of pollutants at the source. Grants will support fundamental and applied research in the physical sciences and engineering that will lead to the discovery, development, and evaluation of advanced and novel environmentally benign methods for industrial processing and manufacturing. The competition addresses technological environmental issues of design, synthesis, processing, and the production, use, and ultimate disposition of products in continuous and discrete manufacturing industries. Projects must employ fundamental new approaches and address, or be relevant to, current national concerns for pollution avoidance/prevention at the source. Projects that are "on the cutting edge" or are "high-risk/high-payoff," interdisciplinary projects, and collaboration with industry are encouraged. Projects also will be considered that show potential to change research infrastructure, by developing teams, using systems approaches, or introducing new ways of conducting research. General areas of interest are: Chemistry for Pollution Avoidance or Prevention; Engineering for Pollution Avoidance and Prevention; Simulations, Modeling, Sensors, and Feedback Techniques for Pollution Avoidance and Prevention; and Industrial Ecology. Awards are expected to range from $50,000-$150,000/year for 2-3 years. Deadline: 7/26/99. Contact: Robert Wellek, 703/306-0319; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf99108.
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)
Individual Predoctoral NRSA for M.D./Ph.D. Fellowships (F30) are offered for full-time research training in any field of biomedical and behavioral research related to mental health, drug abuse and addiction, and alcohol abuse. NIMH, NIDA, NIAAA, and NIEHS provide National Research Service Awards (NRSAs) to individuals for research training in specified areas of biomedical and behavioral research. Applicants must propose to conduct biomedical or behavioral research in areas of high priority/public health significance to mental health, drug abuse and addiction, alcohol abuse and alcoholism, or the environmental health sciences and document that the proposed graduate program and research project offer them an opportunity to develop expert research skills and knowledge leading to a research career in these specific areas. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and show evidence of both high academic performance in the sciences and significant interest in research in areas of high priority to the participating Institutes. They must be enrolled in an M.D./Ph.D. program at an approved medical school, accepted in a related scientific Ph.D. program, and supervised by a mentor in that scientific discipline when the application is submitted. Applications may be submitted at any stage of medical school. The Ph.D. phase of the program may be conducted outside the sponsoring institution, e.g., Federal laboratory including the NIH intramural program. Awards provide combined medical school and predoctoral Ph.D. support for up to 6 years. Because each Institute has different program goals and initiatives; potential applicants should contact the appropriate Institute office prior to preparing an application to obtain current information about each Institute's program priorities. Deadlines: 8/5/99, 12/5/99, 4/5/00. Contact: Henry Khachaturian, 301/443-4335; fax 301/443-3225; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-99-089.html.
-- Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Assistant to the Director of Research and Program Development.
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