Tuesday, September 13, 2005 VOLUME 23, NUMBER 2

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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/.

Accessible transportation assistance is available on the UMD Campus. Departments are encouraged to arrange transportation for individuals with mobility limitations at the same time they arrange their other University-sponsored travel transportation needs. Possible sources for this transportation include Care Cab (723-1212) or Northern Access (728-5464). Requests for reimbursement of costs should be submitted to the UMD Business Office, 209 DAdB. Questions regarding transportation arrangements, reimbursement requirements, and this procedure should be directed to Greg Sather, 726-6137 or gsather@d.umn.edu.

The UMD Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) Office will conduct informational workshops in the Kirby Garden Room from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 and from 8 - 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 29. These workshops are intended for all faculty, especially those new to the campus and those who have not had experience in the submission of UM funding proposals to external agencies, foundations, and organizations. Departmental staff who have budgetary responsibilities may also find the information to be helpful. Space is limited. Contact the UMD SPA Office at 726-7582 to reserve a place.

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.

administrative NEWS

UMD prohibits smoking in all indoor facilities, including faculty and staff offices and the cafeteria in the Kirby Plaza. The ban also includes university vehicles, residence halls and apartments. Smoking shall not occur within a minimum distance of 25 feet from any University building entrance, open window, or air supply vent. Other distances may be defined for specific buildings with unique entrances or pedestrian traffic needs.
Smoking is allowed in designated areas on the campus grounds. Common smoking areas outside buildings are equipped with permanent receptacles for cigarette butts and ashes, and some areas have seating facilities
as well. For further information contact the Chancellor’s Office at 726-7106 or chan@d.umn.edu.

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

UMD Human Resources has various training available for faculty and staff with topics ranging from personal & professional development, supervisory, health & wellness, safety awareness, and Worklife-Elder Care Initiative. To view the training, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/

A TIAA-CREF consultant is coming to UMD to conduct individual counseling sessions and answer questions about financial matters. The sessions will be held from Wednesday, September 21 to Friday, September 23. To schedule an appointment contact Sue at 800-877-6602 or for more information visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/Training/
University of Minnesota Employee Benefits Counselor, Melinda Soderberg,will be at UMD from September 15 to 16 for individual consultation on benefits, retirement, life insurance. To make an appointment call 726-7822.

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/.

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 they 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.
Contact Sue McLeod at 726-8552 or smcleod@d.umn.edu.

The College of Pharmacy Duluth is offering consultations with pharmacy students and a faculty member to talk about medication concerns. Individuals should bring all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medicines. The students will review medications, give advice about taking medicines effectively and avoiding side effects, screen for drug interactions, provide information about how medicines work, and work to resolve any medication related problems by contacting the primary care provider. Call 726-6800 for a Monday or Wednesday afternoon appointment or if you have questions about the service. There is no charge for the service but $25 donations will help defray costs.

Griggs Center will again welcome faculty and staff for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
Two different soups, two size plates from the salad bar, premade sandwiches, beverages, and cookies will be served.
Members and non-members are welcome. Membership will be $10 for the first semester, $20 per subsequent semester. Members will enjoy a 5% discount at the cash register. Contact the Griggs Board (campclub@d.umn.edu) for membership information and to join. The future availability of Griggs Center depends on its financial success this year.
For information about other dining options at UMD see: http://www.d.umn.edu/food/.

A benefit concert entitled “Beacon to the Bayou” to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 18 in Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth Tickets can be purchased at UMD stores. Proceeds go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Save your UMD football game ticket and get 20% off UMD wear and gifts at UMD Stores street level the weekend of the game you attended. Get 20% off back packs and bookbags, September 1-18. UMD hockey jerseys are now 40% off. UMD Stores has two “buy ten get one free” punch cards available for 20oz. Arco coffee and greeting cards. An energy-saving event will be in held in UMD Store, Etc. (109 Kirby Plaza) October 3-6 from 8 am - 4 pm. Energy-saving tips, lightbulbs, and other merchandise will be available. Six daily newspapers are now available for sale in the street level of UMD Stores. Jefferson Lines is offering daily bus service, year round, from the UMD Campus to the Twin Cities. Purchase tickets at UMD Stores street level. For a limited time, students can buy one ticket and get one ticket free. See what’s new online at www.umdstores.com..


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Fall Semester 2005 Schedule:
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.
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UMD Home — http://www.d.umn.edu
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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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