Tuesday, August 30, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 1

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All individuals receiving sponsored grants or contracts, including Graduate School Grants-In-Aid, must complete two separate workshops in the responsible conduct of research. These workshops can be completed in either order and both will be available this fall at UMD delivered through interactive television. Workshops have been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday November 16 and 30.
Attendees must make reservations, as space is limited. Call UMD’s Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) Office at 726-7582. For further details about RCR workshops see: http://www.research.umn.edu/first/.

administrative NEWS

UMD will welcome 58 new faculty members at a campus orientation on September 1. Various speakers will discuss the unique aspects of UMD and packets of information will be provided. Campus tours will be available and collegiate units are offering follow-up orientation sessions. An all-campus faculty breakfast will be held, where new faculty are introduced by their deans.
New civil service and union staff will be provided with orientation packets by the UMD Human Resources Office. For additional information contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration at 726-7103.

Whether their students are freshman or seniors, parents like to see the opportunities available at UMD. Parents and Family Weekend is the perfect time to showcase UMD departments and welcome families back to campus.
Reserve a space in the Ballroom at the annual Resource Fair that kicks off on Saturday, October 29 from 9 to 10 a.m., for families of all UMD students.
Table reservations are on a first come basis. To reserve a table contact Bonnie Folkestad: folk0025@d.umn.edu, 60 SCC, 726-8524.

The UMD mailroom is offering the option of FedEx Ground. This option will be slightly cheaper than Next Day Air or Second Day Air. For more info contact the mail room at 726-8287.

The Supervisors of Student Employee’s Update Q & A Session has been scheduled for Thursday, September 29 at 1:30 p.m., in Kirby 268. Introductions of new staff members, Barb Gundersen and Audrey Olson, as well as updates on the number of incoming freshman and shift differentials for students are on the agenda. For info contact Mary Cameron at 726-7161.

The Cruden-Riggs GLBT Scholarship has succeeded in surpassing the $10K mark this past fiscal year. They are working to endow it at the $25K level. Two other funds were created last spring: The GLBT Program Fund and the GLBT Leadership Fund. For information on giving to these funds, contact Angie Nichols, GLBT services director, 726-7300, Diane Skomars, director of development, 726-7467, or Maryann Soleim, associate director of development, 726-8993.

Make sure your information is correct in the upcoming campus directory. Make changes before September 23, 2005.
Check your personal listing at: http://www.d.umn.edu/people/. This information is the data that will appear in the UMD Campus Directory. If something needs to be changed, added or deleted, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to the UMD Home Page: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/.
Step 2: Select “Faculty and Staff” from the left column: http://www.d.umn.edu/faculty/.
Step 3: Select “Updating Your Information” from the bottom of the page.
Step 4: Enter your ID number (X.500 username) and password on the pop-up page.
Step 5: Use the pulldown menu to choose general information, personal addresses, office addresses, telephone numbers, emergency contacts and directory suppression.
Review all areas and make necessary changes.
Note: Individuals are not permitted to change every piece of information. For help with staff listings, contact Audrey Olson, 726-6740, arolson@d.umn.edu. For help with faculty and professional and administrative employee listings, contact Julie Topie, 726-6993, jtopie@d.umn.edu.

The Department of Family Medicine is looking for patient volunteers to share their medical conditions with a small group of medical students and a teaching physician. The particular medical conditions we are looking for are: chronic heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney transplant, Crohn’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes mellitus (Type II), asthma and psoriasis.
If you or someone you know would like to participate in this educational experience, contact Sue McLeod at 726-8552 or smcleod@d.umn.edu.

The College of Pharmacy Duluth is offering a new service beginning fall semester. Anyone can make an appointment on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, for a consultation with pharmacy students and a faculty member to talk about their medication concerns. There is no charge for the service but $25 donations are welcome to help defray costs. Call 726-6800 for an appointment or with questions.

UMD Human Resources’ Wellness campaign is sponsoring the SFA Farmers Market. The Farmers Market will open from 2 - 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday outside of Kirby Plaza until September 28. It’s peak harvest time for tomatoes, peppers, melons, and squash. All produce is locally and sustainably grown and many of the growers are also growing organically. To be added to a weekly email reminder list, email: shub@shubatsfruits.com. The reminder email will list growers and what they have for sale. For more info contact Karen Bermeister, 722-5052.

Semester and annual passes for facility and group fitness classes are on sale now in SpHC 121. Passes purchased by September 30 can be put on payroll deduction. The Annual Facilities Pass is $112, the Annual Life Fitness Pass is $118, and the All Rec Sports Pass is $215 and will combine both Annual Facility and Life Fitness passes. Deductions begin on the pay period ending October 16. Group Fitness classes begin September 12. Call the Rec Sports Department at 726-7128 for more info or visit www.umdrsop.org/.

The UMD Library has materials from the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection on display through January 31, 2006. This exhibition is titled, “Translation Into English: Examples of Biblical Translation” and is located on the second floor.
Examples in the display include the early work of Wycliffe and Tyndale, the Geneva Bible, the King James and Douai versions, as well as additional examples from the 19th and 20th centuries.
For further information, call 726-8102 or visit the Library website at: http://www.d.umn.edu/lib.
More information on the Ramseyer Collection is available at: http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/bible/.

Sponsors of external funding can restrict the number of applications they will accept from a single institution. The Office of the Vice President for Research has created a Web site providing the University community a single point of access to information on these funding opportunities. This site (www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/limited_applications/) lists current funding opportunities, deadline information, and links to sponsor announcements and guidelines for internal peer review.
Faculty and staff can use this site to register interest in a
particular opportunity and to access information about internal application procedures. Registrants must submit an internal application to be considered for peer review and selection as the official applicant to the sponsor. Faculty and staff can also use the site to identify potential collaborators who could work together to submit a stronger application.
Newly announced funding opportunities that restrict the number of applications will be publicized in Research News Online, with a link to the new site. Suggestions to improve the site are welcomed and can be sent to Peggy Sundermeyer at sunde005@umn.edu.


Looking for personalized items to promote your department or program? The Print Shop has a new catalog with over 750 items at discounted prices. Call Linda Naughton at 726-8788 or stop by the Print Shop.

The Print Shop is looking for empty CD/DVD spindles. If you have any extras, call 726-8788 and they will pick up.


Questions? Contact Cheryl Reitan at 726-8996.
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Communication intern, Shandra Zurn, helped edit this issue. Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year.

Fall Semester 2005 Schedule:
Deadline: Wed., September 7; Print date: Tues, Sept. 13.
Deadline: Wed., September 21; Print date: Tues, Sept. 27.
Deadline: Wed., October 5; Print date: Tues, October 11.
Deadline: Wed., October 19; Print date: Tues, October 25.
Deadline: Wed., November 2; Print date: Tues, November 8.
Deadline: Wed., November 16; Print date: Tues, Nov. 22.
Deadline: Wed., November 30; Print date: Tues, December 6.

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For more info about UMD departments and programs contact the following web pages:
UMD Home — http://www.d.umn.edu
Alworth Institute — http://www.d.umn.edu/~alworth/
UMD Athletics — http://www.umdbulldogs.com
UMD Campus Events — http://www.d.umn.edu/calendar/
UMD Minnesota Sea Grant — http://www.seagrant.umn.edu
UMD Music — http://www.d.umn.edu/music/
UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program — http://www.umdrsop.org/
UMD School of Medicine — http://penguin.d.umn.edu/
UMD School of Pharmacy — http://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/duluth/
UMD Stores — http://www.umdstores.com/
UMD Theatre — http://www.d.umn.edu/theatre/
UMD Tweed Museum of Art — http://www.d.umn.edu/tma/
Natural Resources Research Institute — www.nrri.umn.edu
Glensheen — http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/

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