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By Admin (on 7/13/2010 @ 11:00:11, in Oil Spill, read 1330 times)

See the attached memo. The matrix template included in the memo is also attached separately as a Word document.   As far as I know, the Steering Committee has not been selected and it will be appointed by the BoR/EPSCoR heads.  I do NOT believe they are requesting nominees for the Steering Committee.  If you wish to suggest topics as a Key Research Topic and provide the additional information requested on that topic please indicate so on the attached Oil Spill Conference matrix and return to vcresearch@uno.edu

Attached File:  Oil Spill Conference.zip

 
By Admin (on 7/6/2010 @ 10:57:47, in Oil Spill, read 1273 times)

The research and external affairs administrators from UNO, Tulane, ULL and LSU along with a technical point of contact at each university have been working over the past several weeks to ensure that the $500M over 5 year research funding that BP has committed to efforts related to the oil spill and the future health of the Gulf Coast region will be distributed to researchers in Louisiana using a process that builds a collaborative, multi-institutional approach to the problems and their solution.  While the details of that process have not been finalized we believe that the nature of the problem and the unique expertise that the state’s researchers bring to those problems can be identified by a series of projects within three broad themes:  Energy & Environment, Health & Society, and Safety & Policy.  Within each theme there are specific questions that will be addressed by the BP proposal followed by suggested projects related to the questions (see attached ThemesProjects).

To help in developing the statewide proposal we will select leaders from researchers with expertise in these project areas from each of the four universities plus any other state university.  While I believe we will ultimately end up with a process where proposals will be solicited from researchers in response to an RFP (assuming we are successful in obtaining the BP funding), it is beneficial to include as many UNO researchers as possible in those teams developing the research component of the statewide BP proposal.

If you are doing research in any of the projects under any of the questions within the themes identified in the attached ThemesProjects please send me the following:

(1)   A vitae in two-page NSF format (see attached)

(2)   The theme-question-project (or projects) that you have expertise in.  You MUST use the attached spreadsheet.

(3)   Your contact info including Name, Department, Email, Phone

 

Note that the spreadsheet only lists themes and questions.  Your project should be aligned with one of the projects listed in the attached (ThemesProjects).  I have filled in an example 1.5 on the spreadsheet.  If you do not already have a collaborative team you can list only your own information and we will try to develop the team.  Also, it is beneficial to demonstrate multi-institutional collaboration particularly among other state universities (including those not among the four listed above).  If you have a strong established collaboration with a research in a university outside of Louisiana, you may include them.

We are meeting again at the end of this week or beginning of the next, so it would be best if you can get this information back to me via email at vcresearch@uno.edu by Friday, July 9th.  I will continue to accept your responses after that, but cannot guarantee your information will be included when we begin forming the BP proposal team if I receive it after that date.  Thanks for your help in developing this proposal.

Attached File:  OilSpill.ThemedProjects.zip

 
By Admin (on 6/14/2010 @ 10:56:25, in Oil Spill, read 1233 times)

From: David L Nieland [mailto:dniela@LSU.EDU]
Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 6:52 AM
To: SGRFP-L@LISTSERV.LSU.EDU
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

 
By Admin (on 6/8/2010 @ 10:55:46, in Oil Spill, read 1269 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 vcresearch@uno.edu) 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.  

This email has been distributed to all faculty.

 

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 (vcresearch@uno.edu )  by noon on June 7, 2010.   

This message has been distributed to all faculty.

Attached File:  Gulf Oil Spill Research Conference DOC001.PDF

 
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