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The Reporter - April 30, 2010


Reporter No.1046 4/30/10

CAMPUS NOTES



Open Office Hours for the President

The next series of open office hours for members of the campus community to meet with President Schwaller have been scheduled for the spring 2010 semester. To make a 15-minute appointment during one of the following times, please contact Diane Brown by phone at x2100 or by e-mail at browndr:

Friday, May 7, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 13, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


American Chemical Society's Upcoming Meeting

The 37th Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM 2010) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will take place on June 2 to June 5 on SUNY Potsdam campus. The theme is "Chemistry for a Sustainable World."

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate and present their research at this meeting. Abstracts are due on April 30, 2010 and can be submitted electronically through the abstract submission link on the main page of the meeting Web site.

There will be many opportunities for students at this meeting, including a student poster session on the evening of June 2, 2010, oral presentations (if abstract is selected for this), career guidance and networking. The student poster session is being co-chaired by Professors E. Silvana Andreescu and Andrea Ferro from Clarkson University.

NERM 2010 meeting Web site is http://pluto.potsdam.edu/nerm2010/index.php/Main_Page

Student opportunities:
http://pluto.potsdam.edu/nerm2010/index.php/For_students.

Undergraduate and graduate student poster session information:
http://pluto.potsdam.edu/nerm2010/index.php/Undergraduate_and_graduate_student_poster_session.


Party in the Plaza

The SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association and SGA is proud to host this year's Party in the Plaza. Join us, Friday, May 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Minerva Plaza for this fun, informal event welcoming our newest class of alumni. There will be music, food and drinks. Faculty and staff are invited to be a part of this celebration for the Class of 2010.

If you are interested in joining us or volunteering to help, please contact Kris Sherburne in the Office of Alumni Relations at x2659 or e-mail alumni@potsdam.edu.


School of Arts & Sciences Honors Convocation

The School of Arts & Sciences Honors Convocation will be held on Wednesday, May 12, beginning at 4 p.m. in Dunn Theatre.

Everyone is invited to attend and help congratulate our top students as they receive awards for outstanding academic scholarship and achievement, and potential for further professional growth.

A reception will immediately follow the Convocation in the Dunn Theatre Lobby.

CSEA Local 613 Scholarship Available

Applications for the CSEA Local 613 Scholarship are now available. Applicants must be a CSEA Local 613 member, or son, daughter or legal dependent of a Local 613 member and must be a full-time student attending an institution of higher learning such as a two-year or four-year college, university, trade school, etc.

The scholarship is a one-time award of $500 ($250 per semester). Recipient will receive award only upon proof of enrollment at an institution of higher learning. A lottery system will be used to select one award winner. An alternate name will also be drawn in the event that the winner is unable to accept the award.

Applications are available from Bonnie Lawrence, Dunn Hall, x2900 or e-mail lawrenbs@potsdam.edu. Application deadline is Monday, May 3.


Summer 2010 Curriculum Development Workshop

A campus-wide Title III Information Session is scheduled for Monday, May 3 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Women's and Gender Studies Conference Room, 107 Morey Hall, for faculty interested in participating in the "Summer 2010 Curriculum Development Workshop" led by guest consultant Jo Paoletti from The University of Maryland at College Park.

The information session is open to faculty who would like to explore instructional strategies that integrate a significant component of undergraduate research into an individual sophomore level or above course and plan to submit an application for a Title III $3000 curriculum development award in the fall of 2010. For additional information, including workshop dates, guidelines, application procedures and summer stipend, please contact Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director, or visit the Title III Web site at http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/titleiii.

http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/titlDeadline for submitting an application to participate in the summer workshop is Tuesday, June 1.


SUNY Potsdam in the News

The following are selected headlines from local newspapers featuring SUNY Potsdam and its people.

Wednesday, April 21
North Country This Week:
?Turtle Crossings Studied to Cut Highway Deaths?
?Memorial for Sarnoff?
?Drama Centered Around Construction of St. Lawrence Seaway on tap at SUNY Potsdam?
?Saxophonist Winter to Perform?
?Rock and Fossil Fair April 24?
??Footprints? Film Festival on Tap?
??Met Live in HD? at Roxy Theater?

Friday, April 23
Watertown Daily Times:
?Eclectic group makes music?

Daily Courier-Observer:
?See Renee Fleming in ?Armida? via ?The Met: Live in HD??
?Meet Paranormal investigator on May 1?
?Potsdam Community Chorus and Ensemble to Sing Sunday?

Saturday, April 24
Daily Courier-Observer:
?SUNY Potsdam Hosting Chemical Society Meeting?
?SUNY Potsdam Business Case Competition?

Sunday, April 25
Sunday Advance News:
?Crane Chorus? Annual Spring Festival Presented May 8th?
?CPS Series Holding Musical Theatre Sampler on May 7?
?Adkins Bringing One-Man Comedy Show to Potsdam?
?SUNY Potsdam to Remember Sarnoff Monday?

Watertown Daily Times:
?NASA Moon Rocks Featured at SUNY Potsdam Fossil Fair?

Monday, April 26
Watertown Daily Times:
?Renee Fleming is Rossini?s ?Armida??



Summer 2010 Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop

The Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant is hosting a Summer 2010 Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop on August 2 to August 3 for eligible tenure-track and tenured faculty to explore strategies that integrate a significant component of undergraduate research into an individual sophomore level or above course. Participating faculty will receive a stipend of $500 to attend the two-day session and work with an invited consultant in curriculum design and development. It is an expectation that participating faculty will also submit a more detailed curriculum development grant application of $2500 based on the summer workshop experience during the Fall 2010 academic term.

Application forms for the summer workshop are now available from Julie Ellingsen, Title III Administrative Assistant, in the Title III Grant Office at 105 Morey Hall or e-mail ellingmj. There are a limited number of seats available for the workshop and early applications are encouraged.

The workshop format will include an interactive half-day presentation on strategies to incorporate undergraduate research into curricular design and a series of individual meetings with consultant Jo B. Paoletti, Director of the American Cultures Program at The University of Maryland at College Park and a nationally recognized scholar in instructional methodology related to undergraduate research and new directions in humanities teaching and learning.

Completed summer workshop applications should be submitted on or before Tuesday, June 1, to Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director, in the office of Academic Affairs at 712 Raymond Hall. Late applications will not be considered. For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Director at ratlifgl or call x2107.



Optional Retirement Reps on Campus

Rick Wolf, a representative from Valic, will be on campus on the following dates: April 29, May 13 and May 27. If anyone would like to meet with him, please call him directly at 315-729-9627 or send him an e-mail at rick.wolf@valic.com.

Dave Howe, a representative from TIAA-CREF, will be on campus May 19 and June 23. If anyone would like to meet with him, please call 1-800-732-8353.


Deferred Compensation on Campus

Visit your deferred comp information booth and find out about financial freedom. Retirement is right around the bend, are you on the right track?

July 20, Becky's Place, 10 a.m. to noon
September 28, Satterlee Hall, noon to 2 p.m.
November 2, Becky's Place, 10 a.m. to noon

For more information contact Brad Harte at 800-422-8463 x42054 or visit www.nysdcp.com.


Employee Assistance Program

The SUNY Potsdam Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has two EAP Coordinators, Toby White, at x3434 and Ada Santaferra, at x2229. Both are available to discuss personal concerns and make appropriate referrals. You may contact Toby or Ada at the numbers listed above, or you may call the Statewide EAP in Albany at 1-800-822-0244. EAP is a confidential referral service available to all campus employees, retirees and their families.


OFF CAMPUS

New York State Higher Education Technology Conference and Exhibition

The SUNY Technology Conference (STC) Planning Committee would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the premiere New York State higher education technology conference and exhibition, STC 2010.

The conference will be held June 14 through June 16 at the Hilton Rye Town in Rye Brook, NY and our keynote speaker is Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher, the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York. Please visit http://stc.suny.edu for additional conference details.

The theme for this year's conference is "Building IT for Tomorrow's Education". The guiding principle around the theme will be looking into the future of technology as it directly impacts education. We are tapping into the minds technology leaders to share their vision and aid SUNY in revolutionizing the university system for tomorrow?s learners. What will IT?s role be in forging this new educational frontier? How can we poise campuses to be technological leaders that make SUNY the top educational system throughout the United States. STC 2010 will foster awareness and begin the dialogue.

Registration for the conference, including meals, is $175. To register for the conference and to submit a presentation proposal, please visit: http://stc.suny.edu. New for this year is the ability for registrants to select CPD training points as a payment method. When you register you will see 2 payment methods, ?Check? and ?CPD points?. NOTE: We are unable to accept credit card payments.

We are also accepting presentation proposals at this time. We encourage you to share your challenges and accomplishments with your fellow technical colleagues.

Hotel Accommodations can be found on the STC Web site, click on ?Attendees? then click on ?Accommodations.? We were able to negotiate a very inexpensive rate of $109 per night for attendees at the Hilton Rye Town. The link on the Web page will take you to Hilton?s official reservation site. When asked for your ?Group Code? please use STCEMP.

CIT 2010 Speakers

Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will address conference participants live via satellite followed by a brief Q&A session on Thursday, May 27 at 10:15 a.m. in Hartman Theatre. Following Chancellor Zimpher, Dr. Malcolm Brown, director for the Educause ELI will deliver this year?s keynote address. What?s My Paradigm? Learning environments for 21st century learning takes a look at mobile technologies, the shifting roles of faculty and students, and the concept of learning environments as an overarching framework for the new enterprise of teaching and learning.

Less than two weeks remain to take advantage of the CIT Early Registration rate of $150. After Sunday, May 9, registration will increase to $175.

CIT 2010 takes place on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh May 25 to May 28. For more information and to register for the conference, go to the CIT Web site at http://www.cit.suny.edu and select the ?CIT 2010 Web site? link.


Programs and Offerings Available to the SUNY Community

The SUNY Center for Professional Development is pleased to support the programs and offerings of EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information). The following upcoming events are available to the entire SUNY Community:

WEBINAR: Web Design for Beginners & Intermediates

A 4-part, hands-on series will be held on April 27, May 4 and May 11 at 2 p.m. eastern time designing Web pages. This series uses ?What You See Is What You Get? Web authoring tools. The course will focus on Dreamweaver. A 30-day trial version is available if you do not have Dreamweaver. What you learn will easily translate to other authoring software. Read the week-by-week description of what will be covered. A special bonus is also available to anyone registering for this series.

Details and registration can be found at http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Agenda.aspx?e.

FEES:
CPD Member: $140 ? Use your CPD Training Points for payment.
Non-CPD Member - $150

ONLINE COURSE: Barrier-free Information Technology

This course is designed to guide an institution in making both its computer and information technology systems fully accessible to its users with disabilities. Digitized information is display independent meaning that it can be input and output in ways that make it available to all users regardless of their abilities. Schools are becoming more concerned about providing texts in alternative formats, and this course will describe several different format options and give tips on creating in formats such as Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Web pages and DAISY.

Details and registration can be found at http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Agenda.aspx?e.

The course begins on May 3, participants should plan to complete this asynchronous course in a month.

FEES:
CPD Member: $245 ? Use your CPD Training Points for payment.
Non-CPD Member - $265

ONLINE COURSE: Creating and Repurposing More Accessible Content

Accessible IT through Podcasts, Webinars and Online Courses: This course is designed to support alternative media specialists in creating new documents that are more accessible and converting existing documents into alternate formats such as Word, PDF, DAISY and NIMAS.

Documents need to be well constructed which in turn facilitates accessibility. Documents also need to be repurposed to other formats based on an organizational need. This course is designed to inspire as many questions as it might provide answers.

Details and registration can be found at http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Agenda.aspx?e.

This course begins on May 3, participants should plan to complete this asynchronous course in a month.

FEES:
CPD Member: $245 ? Use your CPD Training Points for payment.
Non-CPD Member - $265

Visit EASI at http://easi.cc. If you have any questions, please contact http://cpd.suny.edu or e-mail jmarshall@cpd.suny.edu or call 315-233-3052, x112.




CIT 2010 Registration is Now Open

CIT returns to northern New York and the beautiful campus of SUNY Plattsburgh on May 25 to May 28.

Registration is $150 for SUNY and CUNY participants if you register between now and May 9. After May 9 registration will increase to $175. Your registration covers all meals and conference materials.

FACT will award a limited number of $100 Scholarships to attend CIT. Please refer to the ?Scholarship? link on the CIT Web site for additional information and instructions on how to submit your ?Statement of Interest?.

Campuses that are members of the Center for Professional Development (CPD) can use their points to pay for registration, workshops and on-campus housing.

To register for CIT and for additional conference information, go to the CIT Web site at http://www.cit.suny.edu.

CALENDAR

April

30-May 1
NYSSMA Solo Festival @ The Crane School of Music
30 Voice Area Recital @ Wakefield Recital Hall, 1 p.m.
Crane Saxophone Quartets @ Snell Theater, 3 p.m.
Crane Latin Band @ Snell Theater, 7:30 p.m.


May

1 Women's Lacrosse vs. Oneonta, 1 p.m.
The "Lunge Campaign @ College Theater in Satterlee Hall, 7:30 p.m.
1 & 2
Met Live "Armida" of Roxy Theater, 1 p.m.
The Orchestra of Northern New York Spring Concert @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
4 Crane Symphony Orchestra @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
6 CPS Meet the Arts Presents Jamie Adkins: Circus InCognitus @ Snell Theater, 10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
7 Employee Recognition Ceremony @ Knowles MPR, 10 a.m.
Crane Repertoire Percussion Ensemble @ Snell Theater, 3 p.m.
Woodwind Area Recital, Wakefield, 3 p.m.
Planetarium Show: How Astronomers Locate Stars and Planets, 4 p.m.
7 & 8
Senior Choreographers' Concert @ College Theater in Satterlee Hall, 7:30 p.m.
8 Crane Chorus Spring Festival @ Hosmer Hall, 7:30 p.m.
9
Mother's Day
Senior Choreographers' Concert @ the College Theater in Satterlee Hall, 2 p.m.
14 Last Day of Classes
Crane Honors Convocation @ Snell Theater, 3 p.m.



FACULTY AND STAFF EXCELLENCE

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett, (English and communication), has had her novella, Old Dime's Last Show, accepted for publication by Southern Humanities Review, a quarterly that publishes fiction, poetry and critical essays on the arts, literature and philosophy.

Karen M. Johnson-Weiner (anthropology) has just had a new book published, New York Amish. Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State. Cornell University Press, 2010.

Bill Romey (biology) traveled to Princeton University on April 2 to discuss a collaborative research project that he is working on with Dr. Couzin and several post-doctoral students in his laboratory. They are developing a computerized tracking system that will automatically follow individual animals within groups.

Paul Siskind's (Crane) "Clarion Call" was performed last week by the Pittsburgh Symphony. His "Antiphochrome" has recently been performed twice by the Penn State University Saxophone Ensemble and once by the Arizona State Saxophone Ensemble.



PACES NEWS

Award Presented to Dexter?s Caf

Dexter?s Caf was awarded the Bronze Medal in the NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award Program. Dexter?s competed against 171 other schools in the competition. The award will be presented at the annual NACUFS conference held this summer. NACUFS was founded in 1958 and is a not for profit association of college and university food service providers. The award was judged on, menu selection, food presentation, merchandising and marketing.

Anniversary Recognition for PACES

PACES will be presented a milestone anniversary recognition on May 7 by the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce at their annual Spring Luncheon. PACES celebrates its 60th year of service to the campus on May 1.

May is National Teachers Month

College Store

May 3 ? May 8
20 percent off teacher related items

May 13 & May 14
Buy back starts (see store for hours)

May 15
Storewide clearance sale (see store for details)

May 17 ? May 21
Buy back starts (see store for hours)

May 17 ? May 23
BOGO (buy one get one off) on selected sweatshirts

Union Market

May 3 ? May 8
Small slushies on sale

May 15
Storewide clearance sale (see store for details)

Last Day to sell textbooks back to The College Store is May 21.


VACANCIES

Administrative Assistant for the Potsdam Akwesasne Talent Search Program

The Research Foundation of SUNY, a private, not for profit educational corporation invites applications for an Administrative Assistant for the Potsdam Akwesasne Talent Search (PATS) Program until August 30, 2011. PATS is a federally funded program aimed at helping youths to continue in and complete secondary education or its equivalent and to enroll in or reenter a postsecondary institution.

Responsibilities: To assist the Director in the administrative operations of the PATS Program including but not limited to; maintaining records pertaining to, grant funds, program compliance and general administrative clerical duties within the program. Additional duties include, but are not limited to; assistance in communications, bookkeeping of program finances, budgeting, maintenance & execution of state & federal invoicing protocols and procedures, data base entry and assisting in special projects.

Desired Skills: Should possess excellent communication skills, both written & oral as well as the ability to work independently and as a team member. Should have knowledge with programs such as excel, file maker pro, word processing and power point. In addition, the candidate should have good professional judgment and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications: Associates degree in Secretarial Studies preferred with minimum three years experience in related field. (5 yrs. preferred). Candidates for this position should relate well to the population served-low income/first generation college students, as well as have an appreciation and understanding of the history and culture of the Mohawk people of Akwesasne and knowledge of TRIO Programming.

The salary for this position is 26,000 annually. Dependable car and valid driver?s license required. Submit letter of application, resume and three references to: Director, PATS, SUNY Potsdam, NY 13676 by, Wednesday, May 5, 2010. The Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Sports Information Director

SUNY Potsdam seeks applications for a full-time Sports Information Director. Duties include coordinating and directing the sports information staff of one part-time assistant and additional student assistants. Coordinating all athletic publications including, but not limited to, media guides, game programs, game notes, feature stories, and game caps. Supervises and coordinates the maintenance of accurate sports information files on all current and past sports teams, individuals, and coaches. Coordinates activities surrounding home athletic contests. Coordinates communication to various media using the most recent technology available for reporting event/contest results and all athletic department web site information. Prepares budget recommendations and monitor expenses. Perform all related duties incidental to the SID office.

Bachelor's Degree at time of appointment from an accredited institution in sports management, communication, journalism, or related field is required. Master?s degree preferred. For further info and to apply go to https://employment.potsdam.edu.


Summer Student Employment

The Office of Human Resources, located on the second floor of Raymond Hall, is accepting applications for summer student employment in the Physical Plant. There are a limited number of vacancies available at $7.50 per hour, from June 1, 2010 through August 20, 2010 with a maximum earning of $2500 per student. Applicants must be SUNY undergraduate students who are returning to a SUNY school in fall of 2010 and free of summer classes or able to work schedules established by the supervisor. Application deadline is April 30, 2010 close of business.

Students Needed for Child Care During Commencement

The Director of SUNY Potsdam Child Care is looking to hire students to provide childcare for Commencement on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23. Approximately 4 hours each day from 9 a.m. ? 1 p.m. at $8 per hour. Duties to include proper supervision of children, interaction through play, assisting at meal times and with other basic needs. Please contact Lori Moulton at moultolj@potsdam.edu or 315-267-2391 for more information.




RESEARCH

Conflict of Interest Requirements

In accordance with Federal regulations, SUNY Potsdam requires that a researcher disclose any potential conflict of interest due to a significant financial interest in a sponsored activity to the Research and Sponsored Programs Office before a proposal for that activity may be submitted to a sponsoring agency.

In order to provide assurance that any potential conflict is disclosed all investigators must read the Conflict of Interest Policy and then complete and submit the Annual Disclosure of Financial Interests and Obligations Statement on or before October 1, but no later than:

? Submission of an application to an external sponsor, or

? Acceptance of award where there was no prior disclosure submitted for that work

The Policy and forms can be found on The Research and Sponsored Programs web site at: http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/rspo/conflict/index.cfm

Responsible Conduct of Research Requirements

Effective January 4, 2010, the State University of New York at Potsdam will require that all researchers receiving NSF or NIH funding, whether a new application or renewal, complete training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training program to meet the RCR requirements. The modules contain information about responsible conduct in research, case studies and quizzes related to each of the areas.

The policy and procedures for completing the training can be found on The Research and Sponsored Programs Web site at http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/rspo/conflict/index.cfm.

Please note that these RCR courses are not substitute training courses for individuals who conduct research utilizing human participants or animals. If you plan to conduct research utilizing human participants or animals you must also complete the required basic training courses in those areas.




Institutional Review Board

The SUNY Potsdam Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews and approves all research activity involving the use of human subjects or activities involving data collection from, or related to, human subjects. State and federal laws require that all projects involving human subjects be reviewed.

Please allow adequate time for your proposal to be reviewed prior to the intended start date of the project. The board requires sufficient time to review the proposal and to suggest any revisions prior to project approval by the institutional official. Please use the following as a guide for submission of proposals:

Spring 2010 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Time Room
Proposal Due Date
Deadline
Wednesday, May 19 2 p.m.
Satterlee 113
Friday, May 7
5 p.m.


Application materials, sample consent/assent forms and instructions on how to apply are available online at www.potsdam.edu/rspo under the Institutional Review Board. *NOTE ? the most current revision date of application materials is April 22, 2009. Researchers are asked to verify the revision date on their application materials with the on line version to make sure you are using the most current version prior to submission. If you have any problems opening any of the forms please contact Kathy LaMay in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at x3121 or by e-mail at lamaykm@potsdam.edu.

An electronic copy of the application should be submitted to the chair, Maureen McCarthy, at mccartma@potsdam.edu. In addition, the signed cover page with original signature(s) should be mailed to Maureen McCarthy, Dunn Hall 100C.

If you are unsure whether the research you plan to conduct should be submitted for IRB review or if have any questions about the IRB process, please contact McCarthy at x2919 or by e-mail at mccartma@potsdam.edu.

The Institutional Review Board has extended the approval of the project, ?Classroom Project: COMP401 Directed Writing? submitted by Dr. Jennifer Mitchell, Department of English and Communications. This approval has been extended through February 10, 2011.

The Institutional Review Board has extended the approval of the project, ?Classroom Project: COMP304 Technical Writing? submitted by Dr. Jennifer Mitchell, Department of English and Communication. This approval has been extended through February 19, 2011.

The research proposal ?College Libraries User Survey? submitted by Daniel Newtown, Keith Compeau and Bruce Brydges, Department of College Libraries, has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board and by the provost of the College. The researcher and the use of human subjects in that research have been approved as of April 26, 2010.

The research proposal ?Attitudes of White Nationalists? submitted by David Bugg, Department of Sociology, has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board and by the provost of the College. The researcher and the use of human subjects in that research have been approved as of April 26, 2010.

The research proposal ?Bus Survey,? submitted by Dr. Robert Hinkley and Danielle L. McMullen, Department of Politics, has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board. It has been determined that the use of human subjects in that research meets the criteria of exempt research on April 15, 2010. This exemption is applicable for a period of one year.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Meetings

The SUNY Potsdam IACUC reviews any use of live animals in research, teaching, service or display by faculty, staff or students affiliated with SUNY Potsdam, regardless of where the activity occurs and of the activities funding source.

Please allow adequate time for your proposal to be reviewed prior to the intended start date of the project. The committee requires sufficient time to review the proposal and to suggest any revisions prior to project approval by the institutional official.

If you are unsure whether the project you plan to conduct should be submitted to the IACUC or have questions about the approval process, please contact Steve Marqusee, chair of the IACUC, at x3186 or by e-mail at marqussj@potsdam.edu.

Researchers are reminded that state and federal laws require that all projects involving animal subjects be reviewed. Application forms are available in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Researchers may contact Kathy LaMay at x3121 or by e-mail at lamaykm@potsdam.edu for application materials.


Title III Undergraduate Research Programs for 2009-2010

SUNY Potsdam is the recipient of a five-year, $1.6 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant Award from the U.S. Department of Education to promote undergraduate research across-the-curriculum, enhance faculty professional development related to undergraduate research and support student/faculty participation at regional and national conferences. For additional information, please contact Gerald L. Ratliff, Title III project director at ratlifgl@potsdam.edu, or Julie Ellingsen at ellingmj@potsdam.edu, Title III administrative assistant. The following campus award program applications are available at http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/research/titleiii/index.cfm.

Grant Development Program 2009-2010

This program will provide awards of up to $1,500 to full-time faculty or professional staff to pursue the development of new proposals for submission to external funding agencies. All successful applicants will be required to submit a full proposal (with a budget of at least $50,000/yr.) to an external sponsor within one year from the time of award. It is expected that those interested will have identified a potential sponsor and contacted that sponsor to discuss funding possibilities. The application form requires a description of the proposed project and a project time line that incorporates the applicant?s plans for meeting the grant submission deadline. Allowable budget items include travel, supplies, books, duplicating, telephone, etc.

DEADLINE: Open.

Grant Writing Initiative (GWI)

The Research and Sponsored Programs Office will make up to 6 awards of $250 each to faculty and professional staff who develop and submit viable proposals to external funding agencies during 2009-2010. All grant proposals submitted through the Research and Sponsored Programs Office (excluding continuation and fellowship applications) will automatically be eligible.

Awards will be made based on the following considerations:

?quality of proposal

?match between proposal and sponsor (likelihood of success)

?institutional support of proposal

Up to three awards will be made in June 2010 for proposals submitted up to May 31, 2010.

In affirming its commitment to equal opportunity for all individuals, SUNY Potsdam actively seeks faculty, staff and students without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status.