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By Admin (on 2/15/2010 @ 10:45:29, in SPAWAR, read 2437 times)

In a recent email I mentioned that we had an opportunity to compete for a new SPAWAR contract vehicle that would complement our existing vehicle by providing a more direct method for SSC LANT to work with our faculty on research projects of interest. I provided the list of competencies (or expertise) they were seeking.  I appreciate all of you who have responded so far and if you wish to provide a response on the other competencies, please do so by this Friday.  As of now, I have three competencies for which I either have no or minimal information.  If you have any background in any of these three areas please provide a short (three sentence or so) description of the project you worked on or special knowledge you have.  Thanks for any assistance.  I need this back ASAP or at least by this Friday.  Happy Mardi Gras!

3.1.10 Embedded systems design particularly in areas of power efficiency and mission-designed system-on-chip (SoC) and executable architectures

3.1.11 Packaging Methods such as effects of shock and vibration and advanced concepts in cooling

3.1.14 Safety in areas such as lightning protection effects of radio frequency radiation

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By Admin (on 3/1/2010 @ 10:47:20, in Professional Development, read 1850 times)

On Wednesday March 3rd, the Office of Research will be holding a training session on the new SharePoint Routing Form.  The session will be held in ENG 317 at 10 a.m.  The training will last an hour.  If you have already completed the form but have questions, this training is a good opportunity to ask those questions or to just obtain more information on the form.  If you have not completed the form but plan on it, the training is a good time to check out the new electronic form.  A USB drive will be given to one of the attendees at the end of the training.

If you plan on attending, please register by following this link:  Professional Development Registrations - New Item.  Click New on the menu bar to add a new item.  Complete the requested information and click OK.  You will receive a confirmation email.  If you have any questions, please contact Carol Mitton at extension 5546 or

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By Admin (on 3/16/2010 @ 11:23:24, in Professional Development, read 2038 times)

The Spring 2009 Professional Development schedule has been posted to the Research SharePoint site.  Please check SharePoint for the times and locations of the following opportunities.

  • Participant Costs – Thursday, March 19th
  • Audit Survival – Tuesday, March 31st
  • Proposal Writing – Tuesday, April 7th
  • Budget Preparation – Wednesday, April 8th
  • Subcontract Process – Thursday, April 23rd
  • Award Closeout – Tuesday, May 5th
  • Routing Form – Wednesday, May 13th
  • Research Jeopardy – Thursday, May 21st
Come hear how to effectively and efficiently manage your sponsored funding.

Please register for the above opportunities on the Research SharePoint site.  The link to the training page of the Research site is:  Once at the site, click New on the menu bar just under the Training Registration title.  Complete the requested information and click OK.

Continue to check the SharePoint site for any additions or corrections to the above list.

If you have any questions please contact Carol Mitton at extension 5546 or

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By Admin (on 5/3/2010 @ 10:48:02, in Funding Opportunities, read 1728 times)

The UNO Office of External Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are pleased to announce a Request For Proposals from UNO faculty. The Office of External Affairs through the support of the Louisiana Congressional delegation has obtained $1 M in congressionally directed funding from Navy RDT&E to support research projects of full-time tenured or tenure-track UNO faculty. These projects should be of potential interest to the Department of Defense (DoD).   The full RFP can be found on the ORSP web site at:

The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2010.

Any questions should be directed to

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By Admin (on 5/4/2010 @ 10:46:18, in Funding Opportunities, read 1697 times)
We have added a new page to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs web site. You can navigate to the page using the Funding Opportunities button located on our main site at Periodically we will be updating the page and adding new funding opportunities to the top of the list and removing expired opportunities from the bottom. Eventually we will organize the announcements by keywords. Because of the large number of opportunities currently available we wanted to post it as quickly as possible. The current list has funding announcements in Energy, Conservation and Housing and would be of interest to faculty/staff in Engineering, AMRI, PIES, Conservation Biology and CHART. As this page evolves it should become more targeted by topic to the research our faculty and staff are interested in.
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By Admin (on 5/14/2010 @ 10:51:26, in ORSP Announcements, read 1736 times)

The Research Council  is pleased to announce the newest Research Professors for the University of New Orleans.

Early Research Professor:

Ferdinand Poudeu (Department of Chemistry)

University  Research Professor:

Christopher Saucedo (Department of Fine Arts)

Matt Tarr (Department of Chemistry)

Fredrick Barton (Department of English)

Chancellor’s Research Professor:

Xiao-Rong Li  (Department of Electrical Engineering)

Mark Trudell (Department of Chemistry)

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By Admin (on 5/19/2010 @ 10:52:43, in Funding Opportunities, read 1799 times)

Dr. Chris Sarampote, Chief, Prevention and Treatment Trials Program at the Division of Developmental Translational Research at NIHM, will be giving a colloquium at UNO in the psychology department conference room 2041 at Noon this Friday, 5/21/2010. His colloquium is “Getting Funded at NIH: NIMH priorities and funding opportunities.” The talk will focus on funding at NIHM but should have broader NIH and NSF application as well. 

For more information about Dr. Sarampote, click here:

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The Louisiana Board of Regents and Louisiana EPSCOR are planning to submit a joint proposal to the National Science Foundation and BP to fund a research conference designed to address the breath of scientific, technical, and other issues raised by the the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.   

A memo from Kerry Davidson, Deputy Commissioner for Sponsored Programs at the Board of Regents, and Michael Khonsari, EPSCoR Project Director, is attached.  The attachment also includes a two page white paper submitted to NSF by Dr. Khonsari describing the proposed conference.

The Board of Regents is inviting suggestions related to the content of the proposal and the organization, themes and desired outcomes of the proposed conference.  If you have any insight to provide, please submit your ideas to me at ( )  by noon on June 7, 2010.   

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Attached File:  Gulf Oil Spill Research Conference DOC001.PDF

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By Admin (on 6/8/2010 @ 10:55:46, in Oil Spill, read 1750 times)

The Bioinnovation Center has requested that we provide them with a list of biological/public health related areas of expertise that our faculty can contribute to address the potential problems associated with the oil spill.  They are looking to submit a collaborative proposal from LSUHSC, Tulane, Xavier and UNO directly to BP in these areas.

Please email me (at a short (up to three sentence) description of a bio/public health related research project related to the affects of the oil spill.  Also include your name, department, phone and email address.  If you have more than one project that fits this description please provide a separate project description for each using the format above.  They can all be provided in the same email.  If you are in doubt as to whether your project qualifies I suggest you send it along.  They can remove any that don’t fit their proposal.

Unfortunately, the time frame is short.  The Bioinnovation Center said they would like our response within a week, so please provide your response to me by Monday, June 14.  

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By Admin (on 6/14/2010 @ 10:56:25, in Oil Spill, read 1781 times)

From: David L Nieland [mailto:dniela@LSU.EDU]
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 6:52 AM
Subject: [SGRFP-L] FW: Food and Water Safety Executive Summit Meeting

Subject: Food and Water Safety Executive Summit Meeting

Ladies and Gentlemen

We are pleased to announce that the "Food and Water Safety Executive Summit: exploring analytical methods to address the impact of oil spill contamination on water quality and Marine Life" Has been rescheduled for Friday June 25, 2010 from 8:30 to 3:30.  The meeting will be held in the Knapp Hall Auditorium.  You are invited and please forward the invitation to those who would gain from the scientific discussion. We are asking that there be no reporters or press and the discussions be restricted to scientific issues. Waters Associates have kindly agreed to provide a continental breakfast and lunch. Please let Stephanie Jones know if you are planning to attend and ask any others that you invite to let us know so that we can assure accommodations for all.

If I can provide any further information please let me know

John W. Finley, Head

Department of Food Science

111 Food Science Building

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA  70803-4200

P: 225-578-5085

Attached File:  oil spill contamination exec summit_v1.docx

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