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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 12/8/2011 @ 08:45:14, in Fellowships, read 1147 times)
I am pleased to announce the release of the 2012 Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program Research Solicitation # ICPDP-2012-0001. All information regarding this Program has been posted on the unclassified IC Acquisition Research Center (ARC) located at https://arc.westfields.net. If you are interested in this solicitation, please visit the website and follow the online instructions to either create a free account if you are a new user, or log in if you already have an existing account. We wish you good luck and look forward to reading your proposals. Sincerely, Julia L. Grants Officer Below is additional information on how to access the Research Solicitation: 1. Go to https://arc.westfields.net/. 2. From here you can either create a new account or click the “Current IC Efforts” tab on the left side of the page. 3. Once you click the “Current IC Efforts” tab you will be prompted to log in. 4. After you log in, you will see the current efforts that are posted. This particular program is listed under the “GSSA/BAA” tab and is entitled “ICPRFP12.”
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 11/23/2011 @ 11:46:22, in Fellowships, read 1253 times)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer 2012 Research Experiences Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Faculty http://www.orau.gov/dhseducationprograms DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program: Undergraduate students, 10 week research experience, $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences Projects offered at: o National research laboratories: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River o DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory o Other research facilities, including Air Force Research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology Locations include CA, CO, ID, IL, MD, NM, NJ, OH, SC, TN, WA, VA U.S. citizenship required Application deadline: January 5, 2012 Questions regarding DHS Education Programs can be sent via e-mail to dhsed@orau.org.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 11/18/2011 @ 15:27:37, in Workshops, read 811 times)
We are having a Jam Session on Monday, November 21st starting at noon in Earth & Environmental and Psychology Building room 2013. All faculty and staff are invited. The Jam Session will be about one hour in length. If you are unable to stay for the entire hour, drop by and listen for a few minutes. A light lunch will be provided or you can bring your own. Scheduled speaker for the November 21st session is: Stephen Gasior, Ph.D. Instructor in the Biological Science Department “I and collaborators are developing virtual learning tools in chemistry and biology for use in both virtual courses and in standard lecture courses. This talk with give an overview of the technology, show the specific assignments, and how it can be used in courses. We are looking for faculty to try these out in their courses and for education researchers to analyze their effectiveness with an eye to apply for grant funding. The new aspect of this effort compared to anything coming before is the scale at which these can be deployed and minimizes the technological needs for the course instructor.” Plan on attending – there may be an opportunity for you to become involved in the development of new learning tools! Direct any questions to Carol Mitton at cmitton@uno.edu or 280-5546.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 11/16/2011 @ 10:10:40, in Board of Regents, read 860 times)
ATLAS – Must be in ORSP no later than Thursday November 17th 12p.m. in order to obtain signatures of the Chancellor and authorized fiscal agent. When you submit your proposal, please make sure you have all appropriate college signatures (PI, Co-PI, Other Investigator, and Dean). UNO fringe benefit rate is 33.8% UNO indirect cost rate is 45% - while ATLAS does not allow indirect to be charged it will allow indirect to be used as cost share. See guidelines or contact Gretchen Petrie for more information. PI’s only need to send the 1 original proposal and ORSP will make the 8 copies for you, once the proposal has all required signatures. Please ensure your routing form has already been approved and submitted to ORSP by close of business Thursday, November 17th. http://web.laregents.org/downloads/rfps-policies-forms/ Please submit your routing forms early and forward any questions to Gretchen Petrie gppetri1@uno.edu
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 11/9/2011 @ 16:22:13, in Vice President Ramblings, read 769 times)
Cathy Fore, who is the Director of Collaborative Initiatives for the Oak Ridge Associated Universities will be on campus on Thursday, 11/10 to speak to any faculty interested in their programs. This will be of primary interest to faculty in sciences and engineering. UNO is a partner in ORAU.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 11/7/2011 @ 13:26:38, in Vice President Ramblings, read 763 times)
The University of New Orleans has been awarded a 10-year $3 million grant as one of three American university partners on a major South Korean initiative in marine structure and shipbuilding. UNO, the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland were selected to work with one of South Korea’s two Global Core Research Centers (GCRC). The UNO principal investigator is Pingsha Dong, the Northrop Grumman Endowed Chair in Shipbuilding and Engineering and director of the Welded Structures Laboratory.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 11/4/2011 @ 10:53:48, in Workshops, read 879 times)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will be holding a workshop, "Science: Becoming the Messenger" on November 17, 2011, at the Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are extending an invitation to principal investigators (PI), early career researchers and engineers, graduate students and postdocs from institutions and universities in Louisiana who would like to learn to communicate effectively to a broad audience. There is no registration fee to attend but pre-registration is required. Please complete the registration form. The registration deadline is November 9, 2011. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP FOR THE ENTIRE DAY SINCE THE SESSIONS BUILD ON ONE ANOTHER. IF YOU ARE CHOSEN FOR THE 2ND DAY, YOU MUST ALSO COMMIT TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE DAY. Register for this event. Meeting Type Workshop Contacts Cindy Holloway, 703-292-5052 cholloway@nsf.gov Preferred Contact Method: Email
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 11/4/2011 @ 10:13:55, in Board of Regents, read 874 times)
Notice concerning Supervised Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Competition A request for proposals (RFP) for the SURE program was issued on April 21, 2011. This program seeks to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. The RFP specified that there would be two rounds of competition, the first with proposals due on May 9, 2011 and the second with proposals due December 1, 2011. The purpose of this notice is to announce that the second competition will be deferred until spring, 2012. A new, revised RFP will be issued for this competition and will be posted on the Board of Regents Sponsored Programs website at http://laregents.org/.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 11/1/2011 @ 12:31:40, in Fellowships, read 1105 times)
NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2012-2013 academic year. This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines. The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA's scientific goals. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities. The deadline for NEW applications is February 1, 2012, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 15, 2012. The NESSF call for proposals and submission instructions are located at the NESSF 12 solicitation index page at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ - click on "Solicitations" then click on "Open Solicitations" then select the "NESSF 12" announcement. Also refer to "Proposal Submission Instructions" and "Frequently Asked Questions" listed under "Other Documents" on the NESSF 12 solicitation index page. All proposals must be submitted in electronic format only through the NASA NSPIRES system. The advisor has an active role in the submission of the fellowship proposal. To use the NSPIRES system, the advisor, the student, and the university must all register. Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 12 solicitation index page listed above. You can register in NSPIRES at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/. For further information contact Ming-Ying Wei, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth Science Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0771, E-mail: mwei@nasa.gov or Dolores Holland, Program Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research, and Astrophysics Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0734, E-mail: hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 10/28/2011 @ 14:28:05, in Workshops, read 895 times)
The University of New Orleans will host 3 Day Startup New Orleans, an entrepreneurship education program designed for college students with an emphasis on learning by doing. The event will be held November 11-13. The New Orleans 3 Day Startup program was founded by UNO computer science professor Vassil Roussev. The concept of 3 Day Startup is simple: start a technology company over the course of three days. For more information about 3 Day Startup New Orleans visit http://neworleans.3daystartup.org/.
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