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University Letter

September 29, 2000

Volume 38 No. 5

UNIVERSITY LETTER
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
Vol. 38, Number 5, September 29, 2000

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CONTENTS

EVENTS TO NOTE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRANTS AND RESEARCH

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STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

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

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BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE DEDICATION SET FOR MONDAY

The University will hold ceremonies Monday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. to dedicate one of the newest buildings on campus, the home of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. It is the first Barnes & Noble community/college bookstore in the United States.

President Charles Kupchella will preside over the ceremonies. Other speakers will include Max Roberts, president and chief operating officer of Barnes & Noble College Division; Bev Clayburgh, member of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education; Berly Nelson, UND student body president; and Dr. Michael Brown, mayor of Grand Forks.

The ceremonies will take place inside the building near the pillars from Old Science Hall, the recently demolished facility that helped grow the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences and public radio in North Dakota. The pillars represent many of the architectural features of the new building, which was designed to evoke the character of the classical buildings found at the heart of UND's campus. The external structure also reflects the architectural concepts of forthcoming buildings in the University Village theme.

The Barnes & Noble Bookstore is the first "anchor" in the University Village development of the north campus, also known as the Bronson Property. The quarter section of land came to UND in 1946 in the will of Harrison Bronson. A prominent judge who was the first recipient of a master's degree from UND in 1895, Bronson desired that the land his father's homestead should eventually contribute to living and learning at his alma mater. For half a century, the land was used mostly for intramural athletic fields and a small trailer court. In the wake of the flood of 1997, University officials decided that the time had come to develop the property in ways that would enhance opportunities for students, community citizens and visitors alike.

The University Village concept was blessed by the State Board of Higher Education and the North Dakota Legislature. Both have encouraged the state's universities to become more creative and entrepreneurial in seeking new sources of funding. The City of Grand Forks awarded a $1.6 million grant for infrastructure development, contingent upon the University securing at least one major "anchor" business for the project. That anchor came when UND signed an agreement with the well-known Barnes & Noble company to operate a "superstore" on the site.

The Barnes & Noble Bookstore is the first completed structure in what is anticipated to be an attractive and vibrant University Village. Negotiations are nearly complete to contract with a private developer for the project. In accordance with specifications and quality standards set by UND, the University Village is expected to host retail stores, restaurants and other service outlets, recreational facilities and ample green spaces. Its architecture will be distinctive while capturing the look and spirit of UND.

Soon, the Barnes & Noble Bookstore will have neighbors. Construction is proceeding rapidly on the new Ralph Engelstad Arena, destined to be the finest collegiate ice hockey facility in the nation. To the south of the Bookstore, ground has been broken for the new Family Practice Center for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

What will you find in the new Barnes & Noble Bookstore? Here's a quick look:

* 80,000 trade titles

* Tower Cafe, featuring Starbucks coffee, fresh baked goods, light lunch menu

* Expanded textbook area

* Supplies and technology area

* Official UND imprinted clothing and giftware area, adult and children's

* Convenience, health and beauty section

* Children's trade area

* World news and periodicals section

The bookstore is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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DEDICATION, DINNER WILL HONOR EARL STRINDEN

Earl Strinden, Executive Vice President of the Alumni Association and Foundation from 1974 to July of this year, will be honored during Homecoming by two events. The first is the dedication of the Strinden Center, formerly Alumni Center II, 3100 University Ave., at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Refreshments will be served in the Conference Room of the Strinden Center, immediately following the brief ceremony.

Earl and his wife Jan will also be honored with an Appreciation Dinner Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Grand Forks Civic Auditorium, 615 First Ave. N. The social begins at 6:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7:15. Tickets, which are selling quickly, are $25 each.

Everyone is invited to recognize Earl for his many years of service to the Alumni Association, the UND Foundation, and the University. He also served as a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1966 to 1988, and on the Grand Forks City Council from 1962 to 1970.

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BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITY DEDICATION SET FOR OCT. 5

The Biomedical Research Facility at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will be dedicated at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, during an outdoor ceremony near the new facility at the north end of the school's complex at Sixth Ave. and North Columbia Road. Everyone is invited to attend.

Special invited guests include Gov. Ed Schafer, North Dakota University System Chancellor Larry Isaak and, representing the State Board of Higher Education, Bev Clayburgh. A reception and tours will begin at 2:30 p.m. and for an hour following the ceremony.

The $6 million, single-story structure occupies more than 20,000 square feet and will house research animals, primarily small rodents, used in investigations conducted by the school's biomedical scientists.

"We are indebted to the North Dakota Legislature for supporting our efforts to construct a modern, up-to-date facility," said Dean H. David Wilson. "This facility, which meets strict federal guidelines for housing research animals, is critical to the multi-million dollar research enterprise of the school."

Researchers at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences attract about $8 million annually for studies related to diabetes, cancer, Parkinson's disease, cardiovascular disease, diseases of metabolism, alcoholism, eating disorders, and others.

Half of the funding to construct the building was provided by action of the 1997 North Dakota Legislature; the remainder was drawn from funds administered by UND, the UND Alumni Association and Foundation, and the Medical School, including some monies from the United States Department of Agriculture.

The facility is the third addition to the school's complex which originated with the former St. Michael's Hospital. Two other buildings, the Karl Christian Wold, M.D., Bio-Information Learning Resources Center and the Edwin C. James Medical Research Facility, were completed in the mid-'90s. In case of poor weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors to the John W. Vennes Atrium of the Edwin C. James Medical Research Facility.

After the dedication, public access to this facility will be limited, according to its director, Kap Lee, due to the need to maintain a controlled environment to assure the integrity of the research.

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

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SOARING EAGLE SCULPTURE WILL BE DEDICATED OCT. 6

A new sculpture will be dedicated at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the University Mall behind the Chester Fritz Library. The soaring eagle sculpture is a gift to UND students from Col. Eugene E. Myers, '36, '38. A native of Grand Forks, Myers currently resides in Palm Beach, Fla. Serving as a high-ranking officer in the U.S. military and in leadership roles at several major galleries and universities, Col. Myers has a great understanding and appreciation for art. He has provided major financial support for art and art education at UND for many years and has purchased significant volumes for the art education collection at the Chester Fritz Library.

The almost 18-feet tall sculpture weighs 1,020 pounds, and the eagle's wingspan is more than 12 feet long. It depicts the personal and educational growth students experience during their journey through college.

* The eagle represents the search for knowledge, truth and wisdom.

* The tree represents family, change and growth through life.

* The limbs represent the many different paths which can be taken.

* The base symbolizes UND as a starting point a foundation for life and success.

The sculptor is Bennett Brien, '84, '88. A native of Belcourt, N.D., Brien is experienced in several medias, ranging from acrylic to various metals. Brien is well recognized in the northern states and is best known for two sculptures, a buffalo and an Arabian horse, located on the state capitol grounds in Bismarck.

UND Alumni Association and Foundation.

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EVENTS TO NOTE

STUDIO ONE LISTS GUESTS

Glacial researcher and retired UND professor John Reid will discuss his experience working in Antarctica on the Thursday, Sept. 28, edition of "Studio One" live at 5 p.m. on Channel 3 in Grand Forks.

Reid was a member of a United States team from 1958-59, the International Geophysical Year, a period when people all over the world studied different aspects of the earth. Reid spent three months in Antarctica studying thin layers of the Ross Ice Shelf, a giant floating ice shelf 570 miles wide. Today studies of Antarctica have changed, and research now focuses on radiation and the hole in the ozone layer, he said.

"Studio One" will also feature a segment about a new rating system that will help prevent young children from buying violent video games. Some stores have implemented a new system which rates the amount of violence in each video game. When a child wants to buy a game, an ID will be needed for age verification. K-Mart will display the new policy in stores and is hoping to have the system up and running in time for the holidays.

"Studio One" is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live 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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LECTURES WILL DISCUSS FOSSILS, MAMMALS IN ANTARCTICA

Two LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Sciences) lectures will be presented by Allen Kihm, Department of Geosciences, Minot State University, in Leonard Hall Lecture Bowl (Room 100) on Friday, Sept. 29.

At noon he will discuss "Fossil Collecting in Antarctica," and at 3 p.m. he will consider "The Search for Cretaceous Mammals in Antarctica: Why There, Why Then?"

The LEEPS lecture series is supported by the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

Richard LeFever, Chair, Geology and Geological Engineering.

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FRIDAY IS COMMUNICATION, POLITICS AND LAW DAY

Communication, Politics and Law Day, presented by the School of Communication, will be Friday, Sept. 29. A live cable cast will be carried by UND Channel 3, and a live cybercast is available at www.asn.und.edu:8080/ramgen/scomm/live/smi. The schedule follows:

10:30 to 11:30 a.m., tours of Television Center, Rural Technology Center.

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., lunch with panelists, Rural Technology Center Atrium, $6.50 collected at door, reservation required (777-2159).

1 to 2:15 p.m., North Dakota Attorney General Candidates Debate, 210 Clifford Hall, Wayne Stenehjem and Glenn Pomeroy. Moderator will be Mike Brue, news director, WDAZ-TV; panelists include Dale Wetzel, Associated Press, and Steve Andrist, editor and publisher, Crosby Journal.

2:30 to 3:45 p.m., Contemporary Issues in Media Law, 210 Clifford Hall with Lucy Dalglish, attorney, executive director, Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press, Washington, D.C., and Jack McDonald, media law attorney, Bismarck. Moderator will be Selene Phillips (Communication).

4 to 5 p.m., Contemporary Issues in Political Reporting, 210 Clifford Hall with Mary Grisez Kweit (Political Science and Public Administration), Charlie Johnson, KVLY-TV, James Hikins (Communication), and Dean Alger, political consultant, author, and coordinator, Minnesota Partnership of the Alliance for Better Campaigns. Mike Brue will be the moderator.

6 to 9 p.m., North Dakota Associated Press Broadcasters Association (NDAPBA) Annual Award Banquet, Ramada Inn, $16 collected at the door; call for reservations to NDAPBA office at (701) 223-8450, Doug Barrett, KNOX Radio, 775-4611, or Mike Brue, WDAZ-TV, 775-2511. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and keynote address by Lucy Dalglish at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the address.

Sponsors are the UND School of Communication, North Dakota Associated Press Broadcasters Association (NDAPBA), North Dakota Newspaper Association (NDNA), UND Television Center, and the Grace Sorlie and Stella Mann Memorial Endowment, UND School of Law.

School of Communication.

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CLARINET SYMPOSIUM, YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION SET FOR WEEKEND

The Department of Music is hosting the third annual Northern Plains Clarinet Symposium and Young Artist Competition Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30, in the North Dakota Museum of Art and Hughes Fine Arts Center. Nationally known artists including Elizabeth Rheude, UND; Marlene Pauley, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; John Anderson, University of Minnesota; Linda Bartley, University of Wisconsin; Alan LaFave, Northern State University; Leigh Wakefield, Moorhead State University; Beverly Gibson, Augustana College; Kristina Belisle, University of Akron; and Maxine Ramey, University of Montana; will present solo, chamber and lecture recitals, and coach students in masterclasses. High school students may participate in the Young Artist Competition and the Festival Clarinet Choir, conducted by Dr. James Popejoy, UND Director of Bands. Students, parents and teachers from high schools and universities in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Manitoba will attend. The Chiara String Quartet, the resident chamber ensemble with the Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra and the UND Music Department, will make their Grand Forks debut. Registration fee is required. One- or two-day passes and individual recital tickets are available.

Elizabeth Rheude, Associate Professor of Clarinet/Symposium Coordinator, Department of Music.

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MUSEUM OF ART HOSTS BEAD SYMPOSIUM

Against a backdrop of beadwork from ancient to modern times and from every continent, American Indian specialist D. Joyce Kitson-Smutzler of Bismarck, and artist Chris Allen-Wickler of St. Paul, Minn., will speak on the art of beading on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The public is invited to attend, and there is no admission charge. This is an exceptional opportunity to hear from two notable artists and to view the popular current exhibit.

The symposium, "Then and Now," was inspired by the Museum's exhibition, The Beaded Universe -- Strands of Culture, which has drawn several thousand visitors since it opened at the Museum in August. The exhibit, curated by Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California, runs through Oct. 15. Chris Allen-Wickler, whose artwork of stones covered with a skin of beads is included in The Beaded Universe - Strands of Culture, has exhibited widely including group exhibitions at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Fiberart International, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pa.; and at the Mobilia Gallery, in Cambridge, Mass. She has had solo exhibitions at the Boliou Art Gallery, Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.; at Hastings College, Hastings, Neb.; and at the Paul Watkins Gallery, Winona State University, Winona, Minn. She has received several grants and awards, among them a 1999/2000 MCAD/McKnight Foundation Fellowship, a Jerome Foundation/Blacklock Nature Sanctuary Residency, and two Minnesota State Arts Board/Career Opportunity Grants.

Born of Lakota and Hidatsa background on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, D. Joyce Kitson-Smutzler is a hide tanner and beadworker. She was raised in a traditional setting by her grandfather and grandmother from whom she learned beadwork. She began to support herself and her family with the sale of her beadwork. She now creates traditional clothing, decorated and designed with beads, porcupine quills, and bird quills. She also makes moccasins and umbilical cord pouches, and Hidatsa women's bags out of rawhide. She prefers to use only natural materials.

The next public lecture on beading at the North Dakota Museum of Art will be given by Native American sculptor and jeweler Nelda Schrupp, who will speak on Native American Bead Traditions, on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 p.m. at the Museum.

For further information, please call the North Dakota Museum of Art at 777-4195. You may also view our web site at www.ndmoa.com or e-mail ndmuseum@infi.net. The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the campus of the University of North Dakota. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and from 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. There is no admission charge.

North Dakota Museum of Art.

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ART DEPARTMENT PLANS FACULTY EXHIBITION

The Art Department Faculty Biennial Exhibition is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 2, through Friday, Oct. 13, in the Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery located in Hughes Fine Arts Center. You are invited to drop by for refreshments at the opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Patrick Luber, Art Department.

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LARRY BURD WILL DISCUSS FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology welcomes Larry Burd (Pediatrics) as a speaker in their seminar series Monday, Oct. 2, at noon in the Frank Low Conference Room, B710 Edwin C. James Research Facility, Medical Science.

Dr. Burd will discuss "A Naturalistic Experiment of Teratogen Exposure for Millions of Women and Babies: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome."

Dr. Burd serves as Director of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center and the Division of Developmental Epidemiology in the Department of Neuroscience at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also an Education Specialist in the Child Evaluation and Treatment Program at Altru Health Institute. All interested faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Kenneth Ruit, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology.

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CANDIDATE FOR BIOCHEMISTRY CHAIR WILL GIVE PRESENTATION

Nita Maihle, Professor and Consultant, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic/Foundation, Rochester, Minn., will present a research seminar on "Ligand-Independent Oncogenic Signalling by the EGF Receptor" Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 5510 west wing, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Maihle is a candidate for the Biochemistry chair position. For more information, contact me.

Roger Melvold, Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee, 777-2214.

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AGENDA LISTED FOR OCT. 5 U SENATE MEETING

The University Senate will meet Thursday, Oct. 5, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.

AGENDA

1) Announcements (Attachment No. 1. At the Sept. 7, meeting, the Provost promised to supply information on new program dollar allocations. That information is provided in this attachment.)

2) Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.

3) Question Period.

CONSENT CALENDAR:

4) Annual Report of the Senate Faculty Instructional Devel-opment Committee. Richard Landry, Chair. (Attachment No. 2)

5) Annual Report of the Senate Compensation Committee. Anne Gerber, Chair. (Attachment No. 3.)

6) Annual Reports of the Honors Program Committee. Andrea Zevenbergen, Chair. (Attachment No. 4)

BUSINESS CALENDAR:

7) Recommendation from the Academic Policies and Admissions Committee and the Student Academic Standards Committee for a new admission status [continued from May 4 Senate Meeting]. Randy Lee, Senate Chair. (Attachment No. 5)

8) Status of the AAC/CCF project to create grievance/mediation definitions and procedures. These would implement the new Board of Higher Education policy which substitutes those processes for the Special Review Committee. Scot Stradley, Senior UND CCF Representative and President, CCF.

9) Preliminary response of CCF to the Legislative Council Interim Committee on Higher Education ("Roundtable") Report. Scot Stradley, Senior UND CCF Representative and President, CCF. (Attachment No. 6)

10) Recommendation of the Senate Legislative Affairs Committee regarding the Roundtable Report and legislation proposed to implement that report. Rob Kweit, Chair.

11) Senate Executive Committee recommendation for a Senate Bylaws amendment to clarify that the immediate past chair serves on that Committee even if no longer a member of the University Senate, and to provide for a replacement should the immediate past chair be unavailable to serve. Randy Lee, Senate Chair. (Attachment No. 7)

12) Resolution (following) regarding respective roles of the Graduate Committee and the Senate Curriculum Committee regarding changes in graduate courses and programs. Rob Kweit.

Be it resolved that the University Senate designates the Graduate Committee to review all graduate curricula issues and report directly to the University Senate for action.

Nancy Krogh (University Registrar), Secretary of the Senate.

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ARCHAEOLOGIST WILL DISCUSS PERUVIAN DESERT DESIGNS

Persis Clarkson, Chair, Department of Anthropology at the University of Winnipeg, will make a presentation Thursday, Oct. 5, at noon in 10 Swanson Hall. Her presentation, "Ancient Designs in the Peruvian Desert," concerns her ongoing research in the south coastal desert of Peru. This desert contains numerous giant ground drawings made by people of the Nasca culture of AD 1-750. The majority of these designs are long linear lines and trapezoids, many of which extend for miles. Other forms include spirals, zigzags, triangles, hummingbirds, foxes, condors, monkeys, and spiders. Dr. Clarkson's research was recently featured in the May/June issue of Archaeology magazine. She has contributed greatly toward the solution to the "mystery" of these desert figures.

Fred Schneider, Anthropology.

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FACULTY ASKED TO ALERT STUDENTS TO CAREER FAIR OCT. 5

The UND Career Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Gym in the Hyslop Sports Center. Career Services/Cooperative Education asks all students, faculty, and staff to note the Career Fair date on their calenders. Please assist our office in advertising the UND Career Fair to all students. The UND Career Fair provides an opportunity for students to meet with companies/organizations to discuss career information and job opportunities. If you need additional information, please contact Career Services/Cooperative Education at 777-3904. For a list of organizations already registered to participate, please point your browser to: www.career.und.edu.

Mark A. Thompson, Director, Career Services/Cooperative Education.

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CLASS WILL COVER TRAVEL, FOOD PURCHASES FOR DEPARTMENTS

U2 (University within the University) will offer a class regarding food purchase approvals policy and procedures. Everyone is encouraged to attend this class Thursday, Oct. 5, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. It will cover travel policies and procedures as well as food purchase approvals. To register, call Staci at 777-2128.

Allison Peyton, Accounting Services.

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HOMECOMING SCHEDULE LISTED

"Celebration of UND Spirit" is the theme for Homecoming 2000, Oct. 5-7. Following is a schedule of events.

WED., OCT. 4 - 3:30 p.m., Naming ceremony for the Alumni Operation Center; Appreciation Dinner recognizing Earl and Jan Strinden for 31 years of dedicated service to the UND Alumni Association and UND Foundation. The social is at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:15 p.m., Civic Auditorium, 6115 1st Ave. N.; cost of tickets is $20. Call the UND Alumni Association at 777-2611 to make reservations. 7 p.m., All-Campus Variety Show (Sioux Search), Ballroom, Memorial Union.

THURS., OCT. 5 - 9 a.m., ND Supreme Court Hearing, Baker Courtroom, School of Law; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., UND Career Fair, Multipurpose Gym, Hyslop Sports Center; 10:15 a.m., ND Supreme Court Hearing, Baker Courtroom, School of Law; 1:30 p.m., Moot Court Competition Final Round, Baker Courtroom, School of Law; 2:30 p.m., Biomedical Research Facility Tour and Reception; 3:30 p.m., Biomedical Research Facility Dedication; 6:30 p.m., UND Foundation Presidents Club Dinner, 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner, Ramada Inn; 7 p.m., King and Queen Coronation, Meet the UND Sioux Football Team and Pep Rally, Memorial Stadium.

FRI., OCT. 6 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Alumni Registration and Information Desk, second floor, Memorial Union; State Bar Association of ND Homecoming CLE Seminar, Holiday Inn; Social Work Workshop, Ramada Inn; 8:30 a.m., registration for National Alumni Leadership Council, second floor, Memorial Union; 10 a.m. to noon, School of Communication Open House, 200 O'Kelly Hall; noon, Kick-Off Luncheon, Ballroom, Memorial Union; Geology and Geological Engineering Seminar, 100 Leonard Hall; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., National Alumni Leadership Council, second floor, Memorial Union; 2 p.m., Class of 1960 Campus Tour and Tree Planting, Memorial Union; 2 to 4 p.m., Nutrition and Dietetics Open House, 37 O'Kelly Hall; 2 to 4:30 p.m., College of Business and Public Administration Reception, main lobby, Gamble Hall; 2:30 to 4 p.m., Dept. of Mathematics tea and pie, 325 Witmer Hall; 3:30 p.m., Class of 1960 Social, North Dakota Museum of Art; Reception for Chemistry Scholarship Recipients, Abbott Reading Room, second floor, Abbott Hall; "Soaring Eagle" Sculpture Dedication, University Mall area behind library; 3:30 to 5 p.m., School of Engineering and Mines Open House, Nyquist Lounge, first floor, Upson II; 4 p.m., National Alumni Leadership Council Reception, J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center; Distinguished Alumni Lecture and Presentation of Chemistry Scholarship Awards, 138 Abbott Hall; 4:30 to 6 p.m., School of Law Reception, Lola's, 124 N. Third St.; John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences All-Alumni Social, Odegard Hall Atrium; 5:30 p.m., Arthur Gray Leonard Award Banquet, 5:30 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Westward Ho; 6 p.m., Chemistry Dept. Scholarship Banquet, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Ramada Inn; Phi Delta Theta Alumni Banquet, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Best Western Town House; 6:30 p.m. Sioux Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m. social, 7:15 p.m. dinner, Westward Ho; 7 p.m., Alpha Kappa Delta Homecoming Dinner, GF Goodribs, 4223 12th Ave. N. (call James Foster at 777-4125 for reservations); Golden Feather Informal Gathering, Palace Sports Bar, Westward Ho; Pi Kappa Phi Homecoming Dinner, Holiday Inn; Beta Theta Pi 75th Anniversary Reception, Chapter House, 2600 University Ave.; 7 to 10 p.m., UND Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Mixer, Mike Stromberg's home, 3016 Chestnut St.

SAT., OCT. 7 - 7 a.m., Homecoming 10K/5K run-walk, 7 a.m. registration, Engelstad Arena; 8 a.m., Aviation Alumni Association Meeting and Brunch, 244 Odegard Hall; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Alumni Registration and Information Desk, second floor, Memorial Union; 8:30 to 11 a.m., College of Nursing Brunch, Ramada Inn; 9 a.m., College of Education and Human Development Brunch, Ramada Inn; 9 to 11 a.m., Beta Theta Pi 75th Anniversary Breakfast, Chapter House, 2600 University Ave.; 9:30 to 11 a.m., Information Management Association Brunch and Awards Banquet, Best Western Town House; 10 a.m., Biology Homecoming Cookout before the football game behind Starcher Hall; Alumni Swim Meet, Hyslop Sports Center; 10:30 a.m., HOMECOMING PARADE, University Ave.; 10:30 a.m. to noon, NRHH and IHLUAC Homecoming Reception, Swanson Hall atrium; 11:30 a.m., Kappa Alpha Theta Homecoming Brunch, Chapter House, 2500 University Ave.; ALL-ALUMNI TAILGATE, west side of Memorial Stadium. All UND alumni, friends and family are welcome to celebrate tailgate style with food and entertainment featuring UND classes of 1960 and 1975, colleges, departments, and services; noon, Beta Theta Pi 75th Anniversary BBQ, Chapter House lawn, 2600 University Ave (BBQ available during football game half-time); Golden Feather Reunion Tailgate, Westward Ho; All Letterwinners' Tailgate, west side of Memorial Stadium; 2 p.m., HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME, UND vs. Morningside, Memorial Stadium; 5 p.m., UND Aerospace Sciences Post Football Game Gathering, Whitey's, 121 DeMers Ave., EGF; 5:30 p.m., Beta Theta Pi 75th Anniversary Banquet, 5:30 p.m. cocktails, 6:30 p.m. dinner and presentations, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., dance, Holiday Inn; 6 p.m., '89 and '95 MACURH/'92 NACURH Conference Teams Reunion Banquet, Holiday Inn; 6:30 p.m., School of Medicine and Health Sciences All-Alumni Banquet, 6:30 p.m. social, 7:30 p.m. dinner, Ramada Inn; Joyce Medalen Retirement Dinner, Ramada Inn; UND Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Reunion, Best Western Town House; 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., The UND ALL-ALUMNI PARTY, Westward Ho.

SUN., OCT. 8 - Morning church services with student congregations: Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, 10:30 a.m. Divine Service; Christus Rex Lutheran Center, 10 a.m. continental breakfast, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, Saturday, 4:45 p.m., Sunday, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 4:45 p.m.

Alumni Association and Foundation.

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GERMAN AMERICA DAY CELEBRATION SET FOR OCT. 6

Friday, Oct. 6, is German America Day 2000. The UND community is invited to participate in this heritage event which begins at 7:30 p.m in the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The program features remarks on the Gutenberg Year 2000, which notes the 600th anniversary of Johannes Gutenberg's birth, and reading proclamations, singing anthems, and refreshments. Selected as "Man of the Millennium" and placed number one in "1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium" (New York: Kodansha International, 1998), Johannes Gutenberg's invention of moveable type which he used in his printing press was also ranked first in "The LIFE Millennium: The 100 Most Important Events and People of the Past 1,000 Years" (New York: Time Inc., 1998). All are welcome to come and reflect on Gutenberg's influence in the past, and on into our time. The sponsors are the UND International Centre; "Der Stammtisch," UND's German Club; and the Greater Grand Forks Chapter of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society. For inquiries call me at 775-4739 or the International Centre at 777-3301.

Herbert Boswau (Associate Professor Emeritus of German) for the sponsors.

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DINNER WILL HONOR JOYCE MEDALEN

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the retirement dinner for Joyce Medalen, Administrative Secretary for Mechanical Engineering and Director of Women in Engineering for the School of Engineering and Mines. The dinner will be held at the Ramada Inn, Saturday, Oct. 7, with a 6:30 p.m. social and 7:30 p.m. dinner. Make reservations through the Alumni Association at 777- 2611. The cost of the steak dinner is $15.

Don Naismith, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering.

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ALL INVITED TO HOMECOMING PARTY

Plan to rock the night away at the UND Homecoming Party Saturday, Oct. 7. You won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate with others who share the UND spirit!

This year's party features two dance bands, beginning with Dick King and the Classic Swing Band from 7 to 8 p.m., playing its most toe-tappin', memory makin' tunes. At 8:30 p.m., the Hitz, a Minneapolis-area band, will perform, giving classic rock and country a twist that makes audiences come back for more.

The party is open to everyone, including the Grand Forks community, alumni and friends. It is the "grand finale" of the Homecoming festivities. The UND Homecoming 2000 Party runs from 7 p.m. until midnight. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 or by calling the UND Alumni Association at 777-2611. No reservations are needed.

The local Grand Forks All-Alumni Committee has planned an evening to remember. Committee members are: George and Ellen McKinnon, Dick and Dolores King, John and Dawn Botsford, Walt and Norma Swingen, Jack and Yvonne Widdel, Dennis and Dora Elbert, Don and Jolly Lindgren, Ken and Loretta Svedjan, Jim and Jolene Brosseau, John and Sharon Marshall, John and Jennifer Ettling and Robert and Dawn Boyd.

Stacy Nelson, Special Events Coordinator, UND Alumni Association.

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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS LIST EVENTS

The International Centre will hold India Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and Japan Night Thursday, Oct. 19. Both events will be in the Sharon Rezac Cultural Room, International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The event is free and open to all.

International Centre.

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POLICE WILL OFFER CLASS ON DEALING WITH BOMB THREATS

Joe Litzinger, a UND Police Officer and Registered Bomb Technician, will present his annual bomb threat class to all interested University employees Monday, Oct. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. in 16-18 Swanson Hall. There is no need to pre-register.

Suzanne Gandrud, UND Police.

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TIAA-CREF CONSULTANTS WILL VISIT CAMPUS OCT. 18-19

TIAA-CREF consultants will be on campus Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 18 and 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you would like to meet with a consultant, please contact Liz Pratt at 1-800-842-2009 to make an appointment. There also will be an introduction to TIAA-CREF session on Friday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in 16-19 Swanson Hall.

Pat Hanson, Payroll Director.

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PRESIDENT KUPCHELLA WILL LEAD DISCUSSION ABOUT POSSIBLE WELLNESS CENTER

Join President Charles Kupchella and Student Body President Berly Nelson in a discussion about a UND Wellness Center. The discussion, titled "Consider the Possibilities," will be held at noon Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Rural Technology Center Atrium. Hear more about their vision for a UND Wellness Center and brainstorm about the possibilities. Your ideas, input, and expertise are needed to help move this agenda forward. All interested students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided. The forum is sponsored by UND Student Health Services and Healthy UND 2000 & Beyond. Healthy UND 2000 & Beyond is a coalition of UND students, faculty, and staff members who work in partnership to promote healthy lifestyles. For more information or to register contact me.

-- Jane Croeker, Health Promotion Advisor, Student Health Services, 777-2097 or jane_croeker@und.nodak.edu.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

STATE LAW REQUIREMENTS NOTED ON OPEN MEETINGS, OPEN RECORDS

Faculty and staff members, and some students, need to be aware of matters relating to North Dakota state open meetings and open records laws, and some need to know about actions required regarding open meetings.

Requirements of the state law about open meetings involve steps which chairs of certain governing bodies and committees of the University must take. Those steps involve how they must post notice of their meetings.

Chairs of affected governing bodies are being informed of those procedures directly through memos. The procedures include providing to the Office of University Relations the dates, times, and locations of meetings.

The attorney for the North Dakota University System has informed campuses of the following:

"Compliance with the open meetings law by campus entities is made less burdensome by an optional notice provision that applies to board of higher education groups. The law states that in lieu of the notice requirements generally applicable to other public entities (i.e., filing annual meeting schedule and sending meeting agendas to the secretary of state and posting meeting notices and agendas at main office and meeting location), campus entities may simply file in the president's office the name, address, and telephone number of a person who may be contacted by anyone interested in meeting information or requesting meeting notification for a particular group. Faculty and student senates and committees should take advantage of this provision.

(NOTE: It has been determined that at UND instead of filing in the president's office the name, address, and telephone number of the person who may be contacted by anyone interested in meeting information or requesting meeting notification for a particular group among those affected by this legislation, the filing of such information will be done IN THE OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS. Reminder notification of such procedures will be sent soon to affected groups.)

"The open records law in this state may be simply stated as follows: all records generated or kept by government officials or employees in connection with official duties are open, unless The records are subject to a specific statutory exception. Examples of records that are not public are listed in (a) summary. An important addition to that list is student records, which are confidential pursuant to federal law.

"Note that the law enables easy access to public records. Anyone may walk into an institution office or telephone during regular office hours and request access to any public record. Copies of records must be provided, or mailed, upon request. Requests need not be made in writing, and requesters may not be required to provide identification or reasons for a request. However, a reasonable fee to cover copying and mailing costs may be charged (and collected in advance), although the fee may not include costs of staff time spent searching for or retrieving the records.

"It is not unreasonable to postpone granting access to a record or copying in order to seek legal advice if there is a legitimate question concerning whether the record is open to the public., Therefore, employees are encouraged to contact university or university system legal counsel whenever they have a question concerning a particular record or records category in order to avoid mistakenly releasing confidential or exempt records."

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

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TOM KENVILLE NAMED VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AT AEROSPACE FOUNDATION

Thomas Kenville has been named Vice President of Business Development for the UND Aerospace Foundation, a public, non-profit corporation that serves as a business arm between industry and the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. In his new role, Kenville will further develop and implement strategic market plans and corporate alliances. He has been the Director of Marketing since 1997 where he served as the key administrator for the international training business, training customers from China, Taiwan, England, Russia and the Middle East. Other business development responsibilities include altitude chamber training, air traffic control training, AeroSpace Network (ASN), tradeshows, conferences and marketing of UNDAF training centers located in Arizona, Hawaii, Washington, Minnesota and North Dakota.

Kenville has been employed by UNDAF in a variety of marketing and customer service positions since 1988. In addition to his duties with UNDAF, Kenville is also involved in land development, public relations and contributions to UNDAF.

He earned a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of North Dakota in 1988. He has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to serve on the North Dakota District Export Council and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Sioux Boosters organization in Grand Forks. Kenville also served on the Engelstad Ice Arena building committee.

Bruce Smith, Dean, Odegard School and President, Aerospace Foundation.

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BADLANDS, PLAINS AND PRAIRIE, E-MAIL ADDRESS WILL BE RETIRED NOV. 1

Badlands, Plains, and Prairie e-mail will be retired Wednesday, Nov. 1. If you don't already have an alternative e-mail address (e.g. U-mail, GroupWise, Aerospace, or Medicine) you need to activate a U-mail address (http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/CC/email.html - choose "Activate your Account"). If you already have an alternate e-mail address but still use Badlands, Plains or Prairie in your dial-up software to the UND modem pool, you will need to enter the new address as your user name in the dial-up software. GroupWise e-mail users would need a U-mail account for dial-up purposes. Departments or organizations may also request an e-mail address on the U-mail system.

The transition documentation on-line (http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/CC/email.html - choose "Transition from Badlands...") includes information about changing your dial-up software, listserv subscriptions and forwarding. If you receive the University Letter via e-mail, please send your Badlands, Plains or Prairie address AND your new e-mail address to mavis_ness@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Please contact the UND Computer Center Help Center at 777-2222 or cc_helpdesk@mail.und.nodak.edu for further assistance.

Doris Bornhoeft, Computer Center.

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NATIVE MEDIA CENTER OPEN TO ALL

Please pass the word that all staff and students are invited to use the Native Media Center and its many resources. You may also be published in Native Directions, an award-winning, student-produced magazine. We have Macintosh computers with various software available for your use at the Native Media Center in 231 O'Kelly Hall. We're open Monday though Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Native Media Center works to improve media coverage standards of Native people and issues. The special mission of the Native Media Center staff is: To help make multiculturalism a growing reality by promoting American Indian perspectives, values and culture; To create a safe and comfortable environment for all students; To emphasize communication as a career because all people are enriched by awareness and understanding of other cultures.

Native Directions is published by the School of Communication's Native Media Center and funded by the Board of Student Publications (BOSP). It was established as a forum for Native American perspectives on issues and events as they affect Native communities. Our vision is that Native Directions will foster a deeper understanding of Native American experiences for Native peoples as well as for people of all races. Through telling our stories in our own voices, people will come to understand us as we are, not as how other people may see us. We always need storytellers, photographers, artists, reporters, people with vision. No experience is required.

Lynda Kenney, Director, and Holly Annis, Assistant Director, Native Media Center.

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PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY

Married couples are needed for a study of parent-child picture book reading. To participate, you must be a parent of a child aged 4 to 5. Each parent will receive $10 for 30 minutes of participation. Each parent must participate on a separate day. If interested, please contact me at 777-3017.

Andrea Zevenbergen, Psychology.

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OCTOBER U2 WORKSHOPS 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.

Access 00 Level III, Oct. 9, 10 and 13, 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Creating a Web Page using HTML, Oct. 10 and 12, 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Power Point 00 Level II, Oct. 10 and 12, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Technology: Friend or Foe, Oct. 11, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. In this workshop you will uncover 50 ways to raise media literate kids, discover if your child's life is balanced, identify on-line surfing tips for children, discover 12 tips to tame the television, and explore home screen basics for busy parents.

Staci Matheny, University Within the University.

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PURCHASING OFFICE DEFINES PURCHASES, LEASES

The following information defines two Purchasing Office procedures for purchases and leases.

1. Sole Source Purchase Procedure

A sole source purchase occurs when a product or service is available from only one supplier due to its unique character, compatibility with existing equipment, or an upgrade to an existing product. Sole source justification is documented by use of a sole source form completed by the department and approved by UND purchasing personnel. A sole source justification form is available from the Purchasing Office, 777-2681.

2. Financial Leasing Procedure

Departments requiring the use of a financial lease as a payment process for the purchase of equipment (following usual purchase methods such as bidding), must have the authorization of their department vice president prior to proceeding with the Purchasing Office and the NDUS Master Lease Program. If another leasing agency is requested to be used for a financial lease, the proposed documents must be reviewed for legal content, for inclusion of a non-appropriation clause, and approved by the Purchasing Office.

The State Board of Higher Education leasing policy, Section 804 requires a lease/purchase analysis form completed by the requesting department filed with each financial lease. The form is available from the Purchasing Office, 777-2681.

Linda Romuld, Director of Purchasing.

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CONTRACT FOR MODULAR FURNITURE CHANGED

The contract for the Steelcase modular system furniture held with Gaffaney's has been terminated. Agreements are being finalized to utilize the two UND standardized modular system furniture: Steelcase through Gaffaney's and Haworth through Norby's. Prior to contacting these vendors please call the Purchasing Office for procurement procedure at 777-2681.

Linda Romuld, Director, Purchasing.

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CHARITIES SELECTED FOR DENIM DAY FUNDS

The following charities were selected for this round of 2000-2001 recipients of Denim Day funding: Home Delivered Meals, Shelter for Homeless, Humane Society of Grand Forks, St. Vincent de Paul, and Community Violence Intervention Center.

Karen Cloud (Chester Fritz Library), Charity Selection Committee.

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GRANTS AND RESEARCH

ND EPSCoR INVITES PROPOSALS FROM DEPARTMENT CHAIRS

ND EPSCoR invites proposals from department chairs requesting start-up funds for faculty to be hired during FY02. The major goal of this program is to staff our research universities with new faculty who will be very competitive for NSF CAREER awards.

Chairs intending to apply should submit an abstract including a brief description of the desired qualifications of a successful candidate by noon Monday, Oct. 9. These abstracts will be used to assist in the selection of a review panel for the full proposals. These abstracts are not a requirement and will not be part of the evaluation.

Proposals (original and 10 copies, double-sided if possible) in response to this RFP are due in one of the ND EPSCoR offices by noon, Friday, Nov. 10. Following an external panel review process that will include an interview with the chair submitting the proposal, awards will be announced on or about Dec. 15. ND EPSCoR anticipates making five to 10 awards. Funds will be available Aug. 16. For more information, contact the ND EPSCOR office at 701-231-8400. ND EPSCoR is a federally and state funded program designed to improve the ability of university researchers to compete more effectively for federal, regional and private research grants in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU.

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CHANGES MADE TO INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT GUIDELINES

The Faculty Instructional Development Committee announces a few minor changes in FIDC grant guidelines this year. If you have applied in the past, please make note:

* Teaching Workshop/Conference Travel Grants are for travel directly related to teaching. These grants are now limited to $750 total, but can be applied toward any of the following: transportation, lodging, meals, and conference registration.

* Grant proposals are now due in the OID office, 407 Twamley Hall, by noon on the 15th of each month.

* Supporting letters from chairs or deans may be submitted by e-mail but must still arrive by noon on the 15th.

As in the past, there is no specified limit on funds for instructional materials and software, though most requests fall in the $200-$1000 range. Please note also that if your need is for instructional equipment, FIDC funds can be used for minor equipment purchases only, which is defined as items costing $750 or less.

See the OID web site for full FIDC grant guidelines, or call the OID office for additional information.

Dexter Perkins (Geology and Geological Engineering), Chair, Faculty Instructional Development Committee.

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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.

CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Grants of up to $5,000 each are awarded for projects and programs that deal with the environment. Last year, funds were provided for grants that dealt with population problems, preservation of ecosystems and biodiversity, environmental education, research, and other environmental areas. An inquiry regarding the possibility of support should be in the form of an exploratory letter. Applications are invited. Deadline: None. Contact: Richard H. Goodwin, Secretary, Box 5261, Connecticut College, New London, CT 06320.

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UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE

The Solicited Grants Program supports research, education and training, and dissemination of information on international peace and conflict resolution. The Institute invites proposals by geographic area (Asia-Pacific and the Balkans) and theme (post- conflict peace building and training). In relation to the above topics, the Institute intends to support projects that launch pilot programs, pursue unofficial peacemaking efforts, conduct training, advance scholarly policy-oriented research, and develop conflict-specific strategies, feasibility studies, or educational resources. Most awards fall in the $25,000-$45,000 range. Deadline: 12/29/00. Contact: 202/429-3842; grant_program@usip.org; http://www.usip.org.

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Investigator-Initiated Programs support research relevant to the rehabilitative needs of veterans, including prosthetics, orthotics, mobility, orthopedics, neurology, physical medicine, spinal cord injury, communication disorders, and sensory and cognitive aids. In addition, focus is placed on underserved areas of need within the veteran population, such as Rehabilitation Outcomes, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Neurorehabilitation. All applicants for Principal Investigator must hold a minimum five-eighths VA salaried position. Individuals with less than a five- eighths VA appointment are encouraged to seek such an appointment. If this is not possible investigators may submit a letter of intent accompanied by a request for an eligibility waiver. A letter of intent is required before submitting a proposal. Contact: Rehabilitation R&D Service, 202/408-3670; vicki@vard.org; http://www.vard.org/guid/guidindx.htm. Deadlines: 5/1, 11/1 annually (Letters of intent); 10/15, 4/15 annually (Research, Development, Pilot and Merit Proposals).

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CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

Two Ansel Adams Research Fellowships of $2,500 each will be awarded to support scholars who need to use the archives, photograph collection, and/or library of the Center for Creative Photography for approximately two weeks time. Eligible applicants include scholars from any discipline, museum professionals, independent researchers, and candidates for advanced degrees. Deadline: 10/31/00. Contact: Research Fellowship, University of Arizona, 1030 N. Olive, Tucson, AZ 85721-0103; 520/621-7968; http://www.creativephotography.org.

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CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE HISTORY OF NURSING

The Center supports 6-8 weeks of summer, residential study and use of the collections of the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing. Brunner scholars will work under the general direction of nurse historians associated with the Center and may participate in Center activities. The award amount is $2,500. Although doctorally prepared candidates are preferred, those with pre-doctoral preparation are also considered. Contact: University of Pennsylvania, 307 Nursing Education Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096; 215/898-4502; http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history/research/brunner.htm. Dead-line: 12/31/00.

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BROWN UNIVERSITY

The John Nicholas Brown Center Research Fellowship Program provides Fellowships of up to $2,000 for a term of residence of 5 months at the John Nicholas Brown Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Support is provided for research and writing in all disciplines of American civilization including, but not restricted to, history, the history of art and architecture, literature, religion, material culture studies, music, historic preservation, and urban planning. Eligible applicants are independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and junior and senior faculty. Deadlines: 11/01/00; 4/15/01. Contact: Joyce M. Botelho, 401/272-0357; Joyce_Botelho@brown.edu.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)

Exploratory/Developmental (R21) Grants support innovative, high impact research projects relevant to disorders of the brain and nervous system. For priority funding areas, see the NINDS planning document at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/about_ninds/strategic_plan.htm. Such projects would: 1) generate pilot data to assess feasibility of a novel avenue of investigation, 2) involve high risk experiments that could lead to a breakthrough in a particular field, or 3) demonstrate feasibility of new technologies that could have a major impact in a specific area. To be eligible for consideration, proposals must be distinct from those traditionally submitted through the R01 mechanism. Proposals submitted under this mechanism should be limited to those with potential for a truly ground-breaking impact. Applicants for an R21 award may request direct costs of up to $125,000/year for a maximum of 2 years. This award is not renewable. Deadlines: 2/1/01, 6/1/01, 10/1/01. Contact: Henry Khachaturian, NINDS Training, Career Development, and Referral Officer, 301/496-4188; hk11b@nih.gov; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/funding/r21guidelines.htm.

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AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

In-residence fellowships support advanced study in vertebrate zoology, invertebrate zoology, paleozoology, anthropology, astrophysics, and earth and planetary sciences. The program is designed to advance training of the participant by having her/him pursue a project in association with museum professionals in a museum setting. Eligible applicants are recent postdoctoral investigators and established scientists. Appointments are made for up to 2 years. Deadline: 1/15/01. Contact: 212/769-5467; grants@amnh.org; http://research.amnh.org/grants/resprog.html.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund Grants provide one year of support, ranging from $200-$2,000, for research on North American fauna in any phase of wildlife conservation, except in the area of ornithology. Support is most commonly provided for consumable supplies, expendable equipment, living expenses in the field or at a research station, and travel expenses. Eligible applicants are graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are commencing their careers in the fields of zoology, paleontology, and anthropology. Deadline: 2/15/01. Contact: 212/769-5467; grants@amnh.org; http://research.amnh.org/grants/grantsprog.html.

Collection Study Grants enable predoctoral and recent postdoctoral investigators to study any of the scientific collections at the American Museum. These collections are in anthropology, astrophysics, earth and planetary sciences, entomology, herpetology and ichthyology, invertebrates, mammalogy, ornithology, and vertebrate paleontology. The maximum award is $1,500. A stay of 4 days or longer is encouraged. The Museum advises that applications should be submitted at least 2 months before the proposed visit. Contact: See above.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)

The Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is a new initiative operating under the framework of The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program Branch of the Division of Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE). The goal of the STEP initiative is to encourage under represented minorities who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in the biomedically-relevant sciences to pursue a research doctorate. Participants in this program will acquire stronger research skills, and improve the skills and competitiveness necessary for successful pursuit of a graduate degree in such areas of scientific research as cell biology, biophysics, biochemistry, genetics, neurobiology, physiology, computational biology and behavioral sciences. Institutions with graduate programs in the bio-medical sciences and/or behavioral sciences can request from 6-10 post- baccalaureate positions for individuals to engage in mentored research studies and student development activities under the direction of faculty preceptors. Awards under this program will use the Institutional Educational Project (R25) mechanism. The maximum initial grant period is 5 years with the opportunity to compete for renewal at the end of the period. Deadline: 12/13/00. Contact: Adolphus P. Toliver, 301/594-3900; tolivera@nigms.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR- 00-139.html.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH (NINR) NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

The Program Announcement (PA) entitled Telehealth Interventions to Improve Clinical Nursing Care (PA-00-138) solicits applications for investigator-initiated research to provide a scientific base for efficacy of the use of communications technologies to provide and support health care at a distance. Today's telehealth approaches have potential to serve a wide range of populations and make a significant contribution to the nature and delivery of health care. They are envisioned to improve quality of care, improve clinical outcomes, achieve better individualization or tailoring of health care, improve access to health care practitioners, and improve cost efficiency of interventions. There is a lack of research data, however, to support the efficacy of recently-developed telehealth interventions and systems and the use of telehealth interventions among a wide variety of clinical situations, with diverse patients, in a variety of settings. This PA solicits applications that investigate innovative and creative telehealth interventions used in clinical nursing care and designed to contribute to high- quality, cost-effective patient-oriented care for patients at a distant location. Of particular interest are proposals that investigate telehealth interventions resulting from recent technological advances, including the internet and telemetric interfaces. Applications that seek to test new telehealth interventions for minority or underserved patient populations, diverse clinical situations, and/or diverse clinical settings are particularly encouraged. Applications that involve multidisciplinary collaborations are also encouraged. The R01 grant mechanism will be used. Deadlines: Standard NIH. Contact: Carole Hudgings, NINR, 301/594-5976, carole_hudgings@nih.gov; Milton Corn, National Library of Medicine, 301/496-4621, milton_corn@nlm.nih.gov.

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MARY INGRAHAM BUNTING INSTITUTE

Fellowships of $40,000 each support women scholars, scientists, writers, or artists in any field with receipt of a doctorate to pursue independent study at the Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College and Study Center. Eligible applicants must have received the Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree at least 2 years prior to appointment. Visual artists and writers need not hold a terminal degree. Fellows are expected to present their work-in-progress at public colloquia, performances, or exhibitions. The term of the fellowship is one year. Deadline: 11/1/00. Contact: Application Office, 34 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138; 617/496-1324; http://www.radcliffe.edu.

Marian Cabot Putnam Fellowships support professional women in the field of infant and child development conducting research within the framework of, or contributing to, psychoanalytic approaches. Deadline: 11/1/00. Contact: See Above.

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FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY

The New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative (NIFTI) offers research fellowships of up to $30,000/year to fund doctorally prepared physical therapists as developing researchers and improve their competitiveness in securing external funding for future research. Applicants must possess a li-cense, or have met all requirements for licensure, to practice physical therapy in a U.S. jurisdiction. Contact: 800/875-1378; foundation@apta.org; https://www.apta.org/Foundation/foundation3. Dead-line: 1/12/01.

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SHELBY CULLOM DAVIS CENTER FOR HISTORICAL STUDIES

Research Fellowships of up to $56,000 for 2 semesters or $28,000 for one semester are available for scholars to pursue in- residence research and attend a seminar for which the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 subject is "migration in history." The Center will invite scholars to examine population movements and their demographic, social, political, and cultural causes and consequences. Eligible applicants are scholars in the U.S. or abroad who have finished their dissertations. Highly recommended younger scholars as well as senior scholars with established reputations are eligible. Deadlines: 12/1/00, 12/1/01. Contact: Manager, Department of History, 129 Dickinson Hall, Princeton University, Prince-ton, NJ 08544-1017; kmhoover@Princeton.edu; http://www.princeton.edu/~davisctr/.

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

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

All articles submitted for publication should be labeled "University Letter" and must reach the editor by 1 p.m. Tuesday. Electronic submissions may be sent to jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu. Attachments to University Letter require approval of the editor and an account number. University Letter is issued by the UND Office of University Relations, Jan Orvik, editor, Box 7144, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731.

UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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