The University Record, October 15, 1997

Research Reporter

U.S. Information Agency to Support College and University Affiliation Programs, Bosnia Undergraduate Program and NIS Training Program

The focus of the College and University Program, E/ASU-98-02, is to support democratic institution-building and/or civic education. The second College and University Affiliation competition, E/ASU-98-03, should support free trade and market economies, and/or the environment and sustainable development. Proposed projects must follow specific themes for designated countries. Deadline is Jan. 16 for both programs.

The USIA-Bosnia Undergraduate Development Program is designed to allow Bosnian students an opportunity to obtain knowledge, insight and cultural enrichment through academic studies at American colleges and universities. Deadline is Dec. 4 for Program E/AEE-98-02.

The NIS Training Program is designed to encourage the growth of democratic institutions in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. Deadline is Dec. 12 for Program E/PN-98-5.

Contact person for all USIA programs: Adeline Ryznar, 936-1354.

Cost Accounting Standards Workshops

DRDA and Financial Operations will present two Cost Accounting Standards workshops on Oct. 24 and Nov. 25. These sessions are intended to assist in assuring compliance with Cost Accounting Standards in three major areas: budget planning and preparati on, identification and documentation of cost-sharing commitments, and project administration. The workshops will be presented in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower, and will focus on sponsored research awards from NIH. These sessions require approximately 3 hours and will start at 8:15 a.m. Coffee, donuts and bagels will be available 88:15 a.m.

Each workshop is limited to 50 persons; pre-registration is required. If you are interested in attending, contact Cheryl Ellul, Financial Operations, 6012 Wolverine Tower 1287, call 764-8428, or send e-mail to: ellul@u mich.edu.

The Changing Global Environment: Interdisciplinary Opportunities and Challenges

Angell Hall, 1:305 p.m. Aud. B Thurs., Oct. 16

This symposium will address the opportunities for social and natural scientists to collaborate on a range of global environment research issues. These researchers may find that they have in common an interest in using ground-based and remote systems f or monitoring the changing environment, as well as extremely powerful new computer tools for the analysis of spatially-organized information of all kinds. Three internationally-respected leaders in their own fields-Richard Berk (UCLA), Billie Turner (Cla rk University), and Berrien Moore III (Univ. of New Hampshire)-will describe how their research bridges the social and natural sciences and makes use of the tools that are available to them to address important research issues. The talks will be followed by an open panel discussion with the speakers and University leaders.

Questions? Call 763-1290; send e-mail to celdred@ umich.edu; or see URL http://www.research.umich. edu/research/news/symposia/Changing_Global.html.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the of the Vice President for Research and the Michigan Space Grant Consortium.