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University Letter

November 10, 2000

Volume 38 No. 11

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 11, November 10, 2000

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CONTENTS

EVENTS TO NOTE

IN REMEMBRANCE

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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BUSH TEACHING SCHOLARS PROGRAM INAUGURATED

We are pleased to announce the inauguration of the Bush Teaching Scholars Program, one of three programs made possible by the University's new Bush Foundation faculty development grant.

Each year for the next three years, 10 to 12 Bush Teaching Scholars will be selected to participate in the program, which will bring together an outstanding group of UND faculty dedicated to investigating significant issues related to teaching and learning in their fields. During their fellowship year, participants will take part in a two-week summer seminar, design and undertake a project related to their own teaching, and meet together on a monthly basis in the following academic year. To support their participation in the program, each Bush Teaching Scholar will receive a $3,000 stipend.

According to Provost John Ettling, the Bush Teaching Scholars Program is an important part of the university's continuing commitment to its teaching and learning mission.

"As the learning environment in higher education changes, we need to constantly examine and re-evaluate the work we do as teachers and scholars. What are we doing well, and what do we need to do differently? How can we ensure that students leave our classes with the knowledge, understanding, and experience they need to make sense of the complicated worlds they are preparing to enter? These are questions we need to take very seriously, and this program is one way we can address them."

Information about the Bush Teaching Scholars program was distributed to faculty through intracampus mail last week. If you did not receive a copy of the program brochure, call the Office of Instructional Development and we will gladly send you one.

Due date for applications for the Bush Teaching Scholars is Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. For further information, see the OID web page or call Libby Rankin, 777-4233, or Anne Kelsch, 777-6489.

Libby Rankin, Director, Office of Instructional Development.

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FOUNDERS DAY HONOREES SOUGHT

The 2001 Founders Day banquet and ceremony will be held Thursday, Feb. 22. Employees with 25 years of service and retiring faculty and staff employees will be honored and recognized at the banquet as guests of the university. We request the assistance of all vice presidents, deans, department chairs, office heads and other supervisors and administrators in identifying eligible employees.

To prepare for Founders Day 2001, we request the following information:

1. Names of employees who will have completed 25 years of service to UND on or before Founders Day (official date being Feb. 27, 2001). Generally, these people would have begun their employment at UND between Feb. 28, 1975, and Feb. 27, 1976. Individuals eligible for 25-year recognition whose service at UND has not been continuous may have begun their employment prior to February 1975. This information should also contain names of benefitted employees whose service at UND has been less than full-time, but will total 25 years by Feb. 27, 2001.

2. Names of retired and retiring faculty and staff. To be honored, individuals must:

a. have retired since July 1, 2000 or will retire by June 30, 2001;

b. have a minimum of 15 years of service to the university;

c. be (or have been) full-time employees or in a benefitted, part-time position at the time of retirement (or be completing an approved "phased" retirement); and

d. be making application for or receiving benefits through a UND retirement plan.

It is important that your list of eligible employees include the following information:

* name of the employee

* position/faculty rank currently held

* department or unit

* initial appointment date

* dates of any breaks in service (please identify whether these breaks in service were compensated such as a developmental leave or a leave of absence without compensation)

* date of retirement (if applicable).

Please submit the names of eligible individuals and supporting information to Sherri Korynta in the Office of the Vice President, Student and Outreach Services, Box 7140 (sherri_korynta@mail.und.nodak.edu) by Monday, Nov. 20. Please call 777-2725 with any questions.

Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.

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EVENTS TO NOTE

JOIN MUSEUM'S ART ODYSSEY SEMINAR

The North Dakota Museum of Art announces the kickoff of the ART ODYSSEY seminar. The program is designed for adults from all walks of life who want to learn more about contemporary art. Meet artists, art historians, gallery and museum personnel, and people from the art world. Informal! No tests! No wrong answers! Social events often are included. ART ODYSSEY will replace the Museum's Cultural Enrichment Program.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m., Jim Dow will open the series with an illustrated tour of what's currently showing in New York galleries. This is a rare opportunity to visit galleries in Chelsea, Soho, 57th Street and the Upper East Side without the rigors of travel.

Dow teaches the history of photography at Harvard and a contemporary art seminar that is shared by the Boston Museum School and Tufts University. He travels to New York one weekend a month to photograph the gallery exhibitions, which then become the subject of his college seminars. On Nov. 11 he will show slides and talk about what he saw over the Oct. 28-29 weekend. This superb teacher and entertaining lecturer will be shooting environmental folk art in northern Minnesota for the week prior to his seminar with us.

On Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., Laurel Reuter (Museum Director) will give a slide lecture on "Art and the Spiritual." She prepared the lecture as the keynote address of the National Surface Design Conference in Kansas City last June. Celebrate the holiday season by delving into contemporary art that is contemplative. A special Christmas celebration will accompany the lecture.

On Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m., we will hold a Painting Symposium in the Museum. Walter Piehl of Minot, Marley Kaul of Bemidji, and Douglas Kinsey of Notre Dame will deliver a freewheeling seminar on painting. All three artists have recently exhibited in the Museum. Walter Piehl's exhibition of large paintings will be displayed during the seminar.

Thursday through Sunday, March 29 to April 2, there will be a Museum trip to Kansas City, the home of one of the country's most vital art scenes. Visit galleries, private collections, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and artists' studios. The tour will be led by Museum Director Laurel Reuter.

On Saturday, April 28, at 3 p.m., Gene Isaacson, who will be in Grand Forks for the opening of his collection of African, Oceanic, Chinese and American Indian art at the Museum, will speak to the group about his life as a collector.

Additional ART ODYSSEY events: Depending upon visas and money, the group will be invited to a reception for artists in the Cuban Conceptual Photography exhibition that opens on March 18, 2001. We will also arrange an afternoon of studio tours in Grand Forks on a nice day next spring.

Enrollment in the program is $50. For more information or to enroll, call the Museum at 777-4195.

North Dakota Museum of Art.

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RESEARCHER WILL DISCUSS LONGEVITY, GROWTH HORMONE

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology welcomes Holly Brown-Borg (Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics) as a speaker in their seminar series at noon Monday, Nov. 13, in B710, Edwin C. James Research Facility, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The seminar is titled "Longevity: Is Growth Hormone Involved or Not?" All interested faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Kenneth Ruit, Anatomy and Cell Biology.

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GRADUATE COMMITTEE MEETS MONDAY

The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, Nov. 13, at 3:05 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Consideration of a request by the College of Business and Public Administration to:

a. Combine the M.S. in Vocational Education program with the M.S. in Business Education program and change the title to M.S. in Career and Technical Education

b. Terminate the M.S. in Vocational Education program

c. Change the title of BVED 524 to ISBE 524, Issues and Trends in Career and Technical Education, and change the course description

d. Change the title of BVED 529 to ISBE 529, Part-Time and Adult Programs in Career and Technical Education, and change the course description

e. Change the title of BVED 530 to ISBE 530, Administration and Supervision in Career and Technical Education, and change the course description

f. Change the title of BVED 531 to ISBE 531, Career and Technical Education for Youth with Special Needs

g. Change the title of BVED 535 to ISBE 535, Career and Technical Education Research, change the credits from 3 to 2, and change the course description

h. Change the title of BVED 550 to ISBE 550, Technology in Career and Technical Education, and change the course description

i. Change the title of BVED 537 to ISBE 537, Career and Technical Education in Post Secondary Schools, and change the course description

j. Change the title of BVED 546 to ISBE 546, Research Seminar in Career and Technical Education, change the credits from 1 to 2, and change the course description

2. Consideration of a request by the department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics to:

a. Change the course description of Physiology 526

b. Change the frequency offered for Physiology 525, 526, 527, and 529.

c. Change the program title of Pharmacology and Toxicology to Pharmacology

d. Delete Pharmacology 506

e. Change the course description of Pharmacology 505

3. Matters arising.

Carl Fox, Interim Dean, Graduate School.

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LECTURER WILL DISCUSS THE FOUR STAGES OF ALCOHOL

A lecture, "The Four Stages of Alcohol" will be presented by Mike Green at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. Green will make you laugh, make you think and help you make smart decisions about alcohol. He will share his experiences as an athletic director, Division II football coach and a recovering alcoholic.

The lecture is free of charge to all UND students and community members. It is sponsored by the University Program Council, UND Housing, Association of Residence Halls, Student Health Services Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, ADAPT and Greek Council.

Maria Albertson, University Program Council Public Relations.

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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS LIST THURSDAY NIGHT EVENT

The International Centre will hold Australia Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Sharon Rezac Anderson Cultural Room, International Centre, 2908 University Avenue. The event is free and open to all.

International Centre.

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COLLEGIUM MUSICUM PERFORMS NOV. 17

On Friday, Nov. 17, the Collegium Musicum will present a fall concert in the sanctuary of the Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center. The program is composed of secular and sacred music (vocal and instrumental) by predecessors of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig. The concert is free and begins at 7:30 p.m.

Christopher Anderson, Collegium Musicum Director, Music.

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METROPOLITAN OPERA AUDITIONS SET FOR NOV 18

The 37th annual North Dakota auditions, conducted under the auspices of the Metropolitan Opera National Council, will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at noon in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. The North Dakota auditions are part of a nationwide system of competitions held to find exceptionally talented young singers of opera and assist in their development.

The auditions will be followed by a public master class conducted by Professor Lawrence Weller of the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis. Lucy Thrasher and David Midboe of the Concordia College Department of Music will join Prof. Weller in judging the auditions. The audition and master class are both free and open for the public to attend.

The winners of the North Dakota auditions advance to the Upper Midwest auditions held Feb. 3 in the Ordway Musical Theater in St. Paul. The winner of the regional competition advances to the National Finals held on the stage of the Met in New York, March 25 and April 1.

The North Dakota auditions are supported in large part by a generous grant from the University of North Dakota Fellows, the Department of Music and individual contributors. For more information, contact me at 777-3360 or gpaul_larson@und.nodak.edu.

G. Paul Larson, (Economics) Director, MONC Audition for North Dakota.

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AEROBICS MARATHON WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR EQUIPMENT

An Aerobics Marathon will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The marathon will include: kickboxing (9:30 to 10:15 a.m.), toning (10:15 to 10:45 a.m.), and Pilates (10:45 to 11:30 a.m.). Join us for prizes, food, and fun! All ability levels are welcome. Come for the entire morning or drop by for any session. Cost is $5 for students, $7 for staff and faculty, and $50 for groups. Funds will be used to purchase equipment for a student, faculty, and staff aerobics program that will begin next semester. Student Health Services and the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science are sponsoring this event. Please call Jenni Sargent at 777-4337 for more information and to register. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.

Jennifer Sargent, Student Health Services.

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NEWMAN CENTER PLANS FORUM

The St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center invites you to the year's second Forum Night Sunday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m., featuring Fr. Robert L. Laliberte. He will present "Is the Devil Real?" and will lead a question and answer discussion. Fr. Laliberte is an instructor at Cardinal Muench Seminary in Fargo.

Newman Center.

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SPRING SEMESTER REGISTRATION BEGINS NOV. 20

Registration for the 2001 spring term begins Monday, Nov. 20. Students will register and drop/add using the Touchtone Telephone System from Nov. 20 through Thursday, Jan. 18. Students who have proper signatures for registration actions not permitted by the ALFI Touchtone Telephone System may add these courses at the Office of the Registrar, second floor, Twamley Hall, during normal office hours starting Nov. 20. Students may register on or after appointment times as reported on ALFI, 701-777-3693.

Veriena Garver, Admissions and Records Officer, Office of the Registrar.

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MUSIC TALK NOV. 28 IS THIRD IN UND FACULTY LECTURE SERIES

"Civic Music and Its Institutions in Bergamo, Italy (1300-1600)" is the next talk in the 2000-2001 Faculty Lecture Series. Gary Towne, Associate Professor and Chair of Music, will deliver the talk Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The reception starts at 4 p.m., with the lecture beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Towne has taught a wide range of music history, theory, and interdisciplinary courses, as well as historical performance, at UND. He has degrees in Music Theory from Yale University and in Music History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Towne has received grants from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and a Fulbright for his research on music during the Renaissance in Bergamo. He has just published the first volume (Masses) of the Collected Works of Gaspar de Albertis, a composer from Bergamo, and has articles in several major journals.

The Faculty Lecture Series seeks to cultivate a stronger academic atmosphere on the University of North Dakota campus by showcasing the scholarly lives of several faculty selected across the disciplines. The Lecture Series aims to present with some depth and rigor the scholarly questions and goals of the individual faculty. In presenting the products of their scholarship, the lecture will share the enthusiasm and dedication that sustains their creative efforts.

Here is a look at the upcoming faculty lectures for this series:

Each event will start with a 4 p.m. reception and will be followed by a 4:30 p.m. lecture. A question and answer period will follow each presentation. All upcoming lectures will be held at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Tuesday, Jan. 23 "Scenarios of Cultural Globalization: An Interdisciplinary Exploration," Marwan Kraidy (Communication).

Tuesday, Feb. 20 "University Days, and What I Do On My Winter Summer Stays in Uruquay," Elizabeth Hampsten (Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English).

Tuesday, April 10 "Research on the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa," James Mitchell (Neuroscience).

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SEMINAR WILL DEAL WITH WORKPLACE CONFLICT

Conflict in Your Workplace: can it become violent? Would you know what to do if it did? How would you respond? What are your legal responsibilities as an employer? Find out the answers to these questions and more, at a workshop Tuesday, Nov. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center.

Presenters include Dr. Earl R. Beal, Director of Family Support Services at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, and Sarah Andrews Herman, attorney with Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Fargo.

This session is co-sponsored by the UND Office of Workforce Development and the Northeastern Dakota Area Human Resource Association (NDAHRA).

The registration fee includes lunch and materials. NDAHRA members and students may attend for $10; non-member registration fee is $25. To register please call 777-2128 or e-mail staci_matheny@mail.und.nodak.edu.

-- Judy Streifel Reller, Office of Workforce Development.

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PROPOSALS DUE SOON FOR IRB MEETING

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Nov. 21. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits. Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to the full Board. Proposals for these projects are due in the Office of Research and Program Development Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Notes from the meeting will be available in the Office of Research and Program Development approximately one week after the meeting.

-- William Becker (Surgery) and Peg Mohr (Physical Therapy), Co-Chairs, Institutional Review Board.

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IN REMEMBRANCE

REMEMBERING LAWRENCE SUMMERS

Lawrence Summers, retired Professor of Chemistry, died Oct. 26, 2000, in Bismarck. He was 86. Lawrence Summers was born June 21, 1914, in Bevier, Mo., to Terence and Edith Baldwin Summers. He was raised and educated in Boone, Iowa. During the Great Depression, he attended college part-time and played in a traveling dance band, sending money to his family. He earned his B.S. from Iowa State University at Ames, and his M.S. in chemistry from Utah State College in Logan. During World War II, he worked as a research chemist in a munitions plant in Bridgeport, Conn. He married Jane Frazer in Barberton, Ohio, on March 16, 1947. The couple moved to Iowa so he could continue his education. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Iowa State University in 1950.

That fall he joined the University. He was one of the earliest UND chemists to initiate an active research program which was supported by external financial grants. His studies led to the development of new types of organic chemical compounds of metals. He published extensively and was closely involved in the initial development of programs of postgraduate study in the Chemistry Department. Along with his teaching and research, he also spent several years teaching in the Honors Program, and served as its coordinator from 1967 to 1971.

He maintained a lifelong interest in the study of biology, particularly of birds and natural history, and was one of the earliest serious bird- watchers and recorders of bird sightings in the Red River Valley. He was also interested in languages and linguistics. His work in abstracting and translating chemistry publications from Russian, German, French, Norwegian, and Danish, led to an appointment in 1960 as a research consultant at the Institute of Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. He spent the summer of 1960 at UCLA, where he worked with the National Science Foundation on computer mathematics and took part in the early development of computer translation of scientific writings. He was a member of many professional and scientific organizations. He retired from the University in 1981.

"When Dr. Summers came to UND in 1950, it was an exciting time," said Edward O'Reilly, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. "The University was expanding. The way chemistry was taught was changing. Larry introduced a chemistry course called Advanced Organic Chemistry, which was essentially mathematical quantum physics. Because of his full head of white hair and teaching style, students called him the 'Great White Father.'"

"Perhaps one can say this about anyone he knows well or has known for a long time, but Larry Summers was a unique person in every positive sense of the word," said Thomas Ballintine, Associate Professor of Chemistry. "He followed a very simple, almost spartan, lifestyle, but found his grandeur and sumptuousness within the mind. By the time I came to UND in 1973 and met Larry Summers, he had withdrawn from active basic chemical research and had become a full-time 'teacher' and 'servant' of the field and profession of chemistry. Due to my active area of interest at that time, however, I was aware of his past leadership in the department in the area of organometallic chemistry, a new, rapidly developing branch of chemical research in the late 1950s and early '60s. Within the department, he was a founding father in this area of chemistry as well as a leader in the establishment of the Ph.D. program.

"Although he was a quiet, unpretentious person, his range of intellectual activity and contributions was extremely broad. Long after he retired I was still learning new things about his interests and contributions. He was a gentle, but unswerving, individualist. I think of him as an example of the classic 'naturalist.' Although science was at his core, the application, interest, involvement, and enjoyment included ecology, ornithology (he was an avid birder and preservationist), botany, literature, music and art. With his unmistakable curly, white hair he was as identifiable as John Burroughs may have been, over a half-century earlier.

"However, most of my memories of Larry are of him as a teacher, seeing the long lines of students outside his office before and after exams, some seeking enlightenment, others absolution. Here his prominent snow white hair earned him the moniker 'Great White Father' (but never to his face). Never known as 'easy', he held his students to high academic standards and expectations and held himself to that same level of involvement and performance as a motivator and teacher. He expected commitment from his students and he gave them the same from himself."

During his retirement, Dr. Summers studied North Dakota wild flowers, creating a pictorial archive. He enjoyed opera, theater, art, and classical and folk music.

He is survived by his wife, Jane, Grand Forks; daughters, Anne Summers (Edwin W.F. Dyer III), Bismarck, Edith Summers (Christopher Meacham) of Richmond, Calif.; a number of grandchildren and a great-grandson; and a brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Ruth Summers, Arlington, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Terence.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS SOUGHT

Professors are requested to bring this opportunity for the Truman Scholarship to the attention of students. Juniors interested in a career in public service at the federal, state, or local level are urged to apply for a 2001 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The scholarship award covers eligible educational expenses up to $30,000 for the senior year and up to three years of graduate study.

While students majoring in political science and other social sciences are encouraged to apply, so are juniors majoring in other areas as well. Examples of other disciplines that could lead to a career in government include chemistry, engineering, foreign languages, mathematics, and computer science.

Students who are interested in applying for this scholarship should contact Mark Jendrysik, (Political Science), 265 Gamble Hall, for information and applications. Or call 777-3540 or e-mail mark_jendrysik@und.nodak.edu. Applications must be returned to Professor Jendrysik's office by Monday, Dec. 11, to be considered.

Interested students should also see the Truman Scholarship Foundation's web site at www.truman.gov for additional information.

Mark Jendrysik, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration.

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SUBSCRIPTIONS INVITED TO NEW NEUROSCIENCE LISTSERV

All faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students interested in neuroscience are welcome to subscribe to a new e-mail list. This list, serving the "Neuroscience Group of the Red River Valley of the North," has the e-mail address Dakota- Neuroscience@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU, and is open to anyone located in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba with a professional interest in neuroscience. This list will also serve as the official electronic source of information about the activities of the Red River Valley of the North Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience, but is not limited to members of either the Chapter or the national Society.

Anyone wishing to subscribe to this e-mail list should send an e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU. The body of the message should contain one line only: SUBSCRIBE Dakota-Neuroscience yourfirstname yourlastname. No subject is required for your message. You will receive a confirmation of your subscription via e-mail.

If you have any difficulty, please contact me.

Jim Haselton, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics, haselton@medicine.nodak.edu; 777-6283.

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HOLIDAY HOURS LISTED

LAW LIBRARY:

Law Library hours for Friday, Nov. 10, Veterans Day, are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cherie Stoltman, Thormodsgard Law Library.

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Health Sciences Library:

Library of the Health Sciences November holiday hours are:

Veterans Day: Friday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thanksgiving weekend: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 23, closed; Friday, Nov. 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 25, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 26, 1 p.m. to midnight.

April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.

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DEPARTMENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING ACCESS TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Disability Support Services would like to remind UND departments and organizations that it is your responsibility to ensure that all programs, workshops, seminars or other activities you sponsor are accessible to people with disabilities. Access issues to incorporate into your planning include: making sure the building and meeting room are accessible; knowing how to produce program materials/handouts in alternate format (large print, braille, audio tape) and knowing how to hire a sign language interpreter or provide real-time captioning, if requested. Costs for providing these accommodations are the responsibility of the sponsoring department or organization. DSS pays for accommodations in the classroom and during course-required activities.

Please call DSS for information and suggestions on how to make your event accessible and add the following statement to advertising materials, brochures and mailings:

"Individuals requesting disability accommodations should contact (insert your name, phone #, mailing address) at least two weeks in advance to ensure appropriate accommodations can be arranged."

To find out how to contact sign language interpreters who may be available for your event, call Gloria at 777-3425. Information on alternate formats and how to hire a sign language interpreter is available online at: http://www.und.edu/dept/dss/alternate.htm and /dss/hirings1.htm.

Deb Glennen, Director, Disability Support Services.

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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. 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 Friday, Dec. 29, for the spring 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!

-- Heidi Kippenhan, Director of Admissions, and Diane Nelson, Director of Personnel.

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STUDIO ONE LISTS GUESTS

This week on "Studio One," jeweler Steve Hess will discuss how to select the perfect diamond. He will explain what to consider before selecting a diamond, including four traits which determine the jewel's value.

"Studio One" will also feature a segment about a Minnesota hospital which offers a class in basic lifesaving skills, as well as how to treat people with minor injuries, burns, and bites. The course also teaches students how to use an automated external defibrillator, a new lifesaving machine used on airplanes and in federal buildings."

Studio One" is an award-winning news and information program produced at the UND Television Center. The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays. Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7 and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs "Studio One" on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Mark Renfandt, UND Studio One Marketing Team.

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CAMPUS PASSPORT ID OFFICE ANNOUNCES NEW TEMPORARY HOURS

The Campus Passport ID Office in the Memorial Union has new temporary hours through Saturday, Dec. 22. The new office hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) will resume on Monday, Jan. 8. However, the office will still accommodate students who pick up hockey tickets for home games. Tickets may be picked up at the Campus Passport ID Office on the following dates:

Minnesota Series, Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 6-8, 8 to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to noon.

Minnesota-Duluth Series, Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 13-15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m. to noon.

St. Lawrence Series, Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 20-22, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kirsten Carolin, Marketing Manager, Residence Services.

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BUYER SOUGHT FOR COLOR PRINTER CARTRIDGE

The INPSYDE Program in Psychology was shipped the incorrect toner cartridge on a special order and is seeking anyone who might be able to use the cartridge. It is a C4149A for HP Color Laser Jet printers 8500, 8500N and 8500 DN. ID Billing could be arranged. Please contact Mary at 777-4497.

Mary Wilkie, INPSYDE Program Psychology.

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DO NOT CHARGE PERSONAL MAIL TO UNIVERSITY

Campus Postal Services would like to remind departments that it is against UND policy to charge personal mail, UPS and Federal Express shipping fees to a UND fund number.

Darin Lee, Campus Postal Services.

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U2 CLASSES LISTED

Please pre-register by calling Staci at the U2 office, 777-2128 or use e-mail at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, for the following workshops which are both in 361 Upson Hall II.

WordPerfect 9.0 level III, Nov. 20 and 22, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Exploring the Web Using Netscape, Nov. 21, 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Log on to the U2 web site for other personal and professional development learning opportunities at www.conted.und.edu/U2.

Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University Coordinator.

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FREE DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE OFFERED

A free Defensive Driving Course for UND employees and a member of their family will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 235 Rural Technology Center. This course is required by State Fleet for all UND employees who drive State Fleet vehicles on a daily or monthly basis; received a traffic violation or had an accident while operating a State Fleet vehicle; or operates seven-, 12-, or 15-passenger vans transporting four or more passengers at least once a month. This course may also 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.

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GRANTS AND RESEARCH

FACULTY MAY NEED TO UPDATE FASTLANE E-MAIL ADDRESS

For those faculty and research staff who have changed their e-mail address as a result of the discontinuation of plains, badlands, and prairie, one change you might have forgotten is in the Principal Investigator (PI) Information on the NSF Fastlane system.

NSF uses Fastlane to maintain their contact information for investigators for proposals being considered and awards already granted. That PI Info is also automatically placed on proposal forms as proposals are being prepared. It is helpful to everyone if PIs maintain current information in that location.

To update your PI Info, go to the Fastlane home page (www.fastlane.nsf.gov/fastlane.htm), scroll down to PI/Co-PI Functions and access Edit PI Info. If you have any questions or encounter difficulties, please contact Annette Viergutz (777-4278) or Sally Eckert-Tilotta (777-2049) in the Office of Research and Program Development.

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.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)

Each year the NEH's Division of Education Programs offers college and university faculty opportunities to study humanities topics in a variety of Summer Seminars and Institutes. Faculty selected to participate in a seminar or institute will be awarded a stipend of $2,800, $3,250, or $3,700 (depending on length of the seminar or institute) to cover costs of travel, books, other research expenses, and living expenses. Each seminar includes 15 participants working in collaboration with 1-2 leading scholars. Participants will have access to a major library collection, with time reserved to pursue individual research and study projects. Institutes provide intensive collaborative study of texts, topics, and ideas central to undergraduate teaching in the humanities under the guidance of faculties distinguished in their fields of scholarship. Institutes aim to prepare participants to return to their classrooms with a deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities. Topics for Summer 2001 Seminars include: Topographies of Collecting; The Postcommunist Experience: The First Decade; Anglo-Irish Identities, 1600-1800; Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project, Commodity Fetishism, and the Aesthetics of the City; Literature in Transition: The Impact of Information Technologies; Foxe's Book of Martyrs: A Paradigm for Early Modern English Print Culture; Literature and Values; Proofs and Refutations in Mathematics Today; Revolution and the Making of Identities: France, 1787-1799; Supranationalism: The Ethics of Global Governance; American Pragmatism and Culture: Art and Society; and Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts and Texts. Institutes for Summer 2001 include: Popular Cartography and Society; Continuities and Crises: The Interplay of Religion and Politics in China; Space and Society in the Past: Landscape, Power and Identity in the Early Modern Atlantic World; The Invisible Giant: The Place of Brazil in (Latin) American Studies; The People of Vienna in a Century of Turmoil, 1848-1955; Nature, Art and Politics after Kant: Re-evaluating Early German Romanticism; Teaching the African Diaspora: An Afro-Romance Approach; Environmental Ethics and Issues: Alaska as a Case Study; Roots 2001: The African Dimension of Early American History and Culture Through the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade; Experience and Experiment in Early Modern Europe; A Literature of their Own? Women Writing--Venice, London, Paris--1550-1700; and Black Film Studies: Integrating African American Cinema into the Arts and Humanities Curriculum. For locations and contact information, see NEH's website at http://www.neh.fed.us/teaching/seminars2.html. Deadline: 3/1/01.

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NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER, DAHLGREN DIVISION (NSWCDD)

Scientific and engineering research "white papers" are solicited to identify capabilities of University and Non-Profit Institutions to conduct basic research, applied research, and advanced research projects in a wide variety of scientific and engineering disciplines. Specific research proposals are not requested at this time. Capability statements will be accepted and will remain on-file until 9/30/01. Awards may be made at any time after 10/1/00, but only those offerors who have submitted white papers will be considered. Research projects are expected to require a high level of technical expertise, primarily involving Ph.D. level personnel; personnel requirements include, but are not limited to, the following categories: distinguished postdoctoral, senior postdoctoral, postdoctoral, professors, and graduate students. Numerous research areas of interest to the Center are listed in the announcement, and potential participants should refer to that list. Areas listed include the following: environmental data collection, monitoring, analysis, or display; image and sensor data processing; modeling and simulation; lasers, radar, millimeter wave, or other high energy sensor/weapon; communications and data transmission of any type; research in human performance modeling; advanced digital signal processing techniques for application to multi-function fuze development; research technology in chemical and biological sensors; organic and inorganic chemistry; surfactant chemistry; analytical chemistry; composite structural properties; intelligent materials; nanotechnology; computational fluid dynamics, finite element stress analysis, properties of metallic and non-metallic materials; and modeling and fabrication of integrated electronic and electooptic devices using multiple hetero-epitaxial structures. The announcement is available at http://www.nswc.navy.mil/supply/solicita/grantbaa/grtbaa00.htm. Contact: Grants Officer (N00178-01-Q-3004), NSWCDD (Code SD13), Building 183, Room 106, 17320 Dahlgren Road, Dahlgren, VA 22448- 5100; sd13@nswc.navy.mil, or fax 540/653-6810.

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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (NRC)

The Research Associateship Programs--National Energy Technology Laboratory program provides opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers at recent postdoctoral and experienced senior levels for tenure as guest researchers. Research interests are: Applied Research within the Clean Air Team; Capture of Conversion of Carbon Dioxide; Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Oil Fields; Carbon Science for the Hydrogen Economy; Dynamics of Combustion and Energy Conversion Systems; Engineering Uses of Surfactants, Microemulsions, and Emulsions; Environmental Remediation and Groundwater Cleanup; Filtration of Particulates from High-Temperature Gases; Fluidization and Solids Transport Research; Fracturing of Natural and Man-Made Porous Media; High- Temperature Kinetics and Combustion Studies; Ignition and Combustion Sciences; Modeling Flow and Sediment Transport in Rivers, and Predicting Engineering Parameters of Underground Reservoirs; Natural Gas Hydrates and Production and Storage of Natural Gas: Simulator Development and Experiments; Optical Diagnostic Methods for Combustion; Research and Development in Advanced Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Hybrid Fuel Cell Systems; Sampling and Analysis of Ambient Air Particulates Having Aerodynamic Diameters of 2.5 Microns and Less; Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide by Injection into Deep Brine-Saturated Formations: Modeling and Experiments; and Sorbent/Catalyst Development for Removal of Pollutant Green House Gases from Fuel Gas Streams and Surface Science. An applicant's training and research experience may be in any appropriate discipline or combination of disciplines required for the proposed research. Postdoctoral Research Associateships are awarded to persons who have held the doctorate less than 5 years at the time of application. Senior Research Associateships are awarded only to applicants who have held the doctorate 5 years or more at the time of application. Senior Research Associateship applicants should have research experience that has resulted in significant contributions and recognition as established investigators in their specialized fields. Applicants may apply to a maxi-mum of 3 major federal agencies for which the sponsor offers programs. Within each federal agency, applicants may apply to only one laboratory or center. Awards of up to one year are available. The current annual stipend for a Postdoctoral Research Associate is $50,000. An appropriately higher stipend will be offered to Senior Research Associates. Deadlines: 1/15/2001, 4/15/2001, 8/15/2001. Contact: Associateship Programs, 202/334-2760; fax 202/334-2759; rap@nas.edu; http://www4.nas.edu/osep/rap.nsf/frmLabInfoSearchResults?ReadForm&49~NETL. The Naval Research Laboratory Research Associateship Program provides opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers at recent postdoctoral and, in some programs, experienced senior levels for tenure as guest researchers. Awardees must hold the Ph.D, Sc.D, or other earned research doctoral degree recognized in U.S. academic circles as equivalent to the Ph.D. Current research interests focus on such areas as computer science, artificial intelligence, plasma physics, acoustics, radar, fluid dynamics, chemistry, materials science, optical sciences, condensed matter and radiation sciences, electronics science, environmental sciences, marine geosciences, remote sensing, oceanography, marine meteorology, space technology, and space sciences. An applicant's training and research experience may be in any appropriate discipline or combination of disciplines required for the proposed research. Research Associate-ships are awarded to persons who have held the doctorate less than 5 years at the time of application and are made initially for 2 years. Applicants may apply to a maximum of 3 major federal agencies for which the NRC offers programs. Applicants may apply to only one center of NASA. The current annual stipend for an NRL Associate is $51,000. Deadline(s): See Above. Contact: See above; or http://www4.nas.edu/osep/rap.nsf/frmLabInfoSearchResults?ReadForm&64~NRL.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

Institute of American Cultures Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholar Fellowships in Ethnic Studies (American Indian, African American, Chicano, or Asian American Studies) provide support for strengthening and coordinating interdisciplinary research and instruction in ethnic studies. Eligible applicants are individuals who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have received a Ph.D. or terminal degree. Stipends range from $25,000-$30,000, contingent on rank, experience and date of completion of the Ph.D. Fellows are also eligible for health benefits and up to $3,000 in research support. Deadline: 12/28/2000. Contact: American Indian Studies Center, 310/25-7315; Asian American Studies Center, 310/825-2974; Chicano Studies Research Center, 310/825-2363; Center for African-American Studies, 310/825-7403; or http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/iacweb/iachome.htm.

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

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UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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