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					Agendum
Oakland University
Board of Trustees
Formal Meeting
December 7, 2005




            RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT GRANTS AND
               CONTRACTS TO OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
                      FOR THE PERIOD OF
             SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2005




Submitted to the President on     Recommended on
                   , 2005, by:                     , 2005 to the
                                  Board for Acceptance by:




Virinder K. Moudgil               Gary D. Russi
Vice President for Academic       President
Affairs and Provost
Grant report for period September 1 through October 31, 2005
Board of Trustees meeting December 7, 2005

                                                                                        Total Including
Award Recipient    Sponsor         Title/Description                     Current Year   Current Year (1)

Ka C. Cheok        United States   Addendum to Challenge Event             $    5,000   $          5,000
School of          Army TACOM      Development for the 13th Annual
Engineering and                    Intelligent Ground Vehicle
Computer Science                   Competition. This award will
                                   provide additional support for the
                                   13th Annual Intelligent Ground
                                   Vehicle Competition (IGVC) for the
                                   following tasks: (1) repair and repaint
                                   the course ramps that had been
                                   structurally damaged during the
                                   competition, (2) update the IGVC
                                   rules for the 2006 competition based
                                   on input and approval from the
                                   United States Army TARDEC
                                   representatives and the IGVC
                                   Committee, and (3) host the IGVC
                                   website and provide bandwidth and
                                   security needs for the IGVC web
                                   server.


John Finke         Camille and     FRET Experiments and                    $   30,000   $        30,000
Department of      Henry Dreyfus   Computational Models of
Chemistry          Foundation      Alzheimer's Abeta Peptide
                                   Assembly into Neurotoxic
                                   Amyloid Aggregates. This project
                                   consists of time-resolved
                                   fluorescence experiments and
                                   molecular dynamics simulations to
                                   explore the molecular structures of
                                   intermediates in the fibril aggregation
                                   pathway of Alzheimer's Disease
                                   Abeta peptides.




                                                                                                      2
                                                                                       Total Including
Award Recipient      Sponsor      Title/Description                     Current Year   Current Year (1)

Paul Franklin        Michigan     Grant and Corporate Funding            $      675    $           675
Center for Student   Humanities   Robert Kennedy, Jr. Lecture,
Activities           Council      October 5, 2005. This grant will
                                  partially fund a lecture at Oakland
                                  University. Robert Kennedy, Jr. will
                                  give a talk about the importance of
                                  saving our water resources and the
                                  consequences of failing to do so. In
                                  addition to his lecture, his
                                  appearance will also include a
                                  classroom visit, a dinner with student
                                  leaders, and a reception for
                                  audience members. Currently, we
                                  are considering adding a program to
                                  take place within a week of the
                                  lecture to allow audience members
                                  to give their opinions about the
                                  lecture, and discuss what they
                                  learned.


Huirong Fu           National     Cyber Security. Dr. Huirong Fu has $       57,921    $        57,921
School of            Science      transferred this grant from North
Engineering and      Foundation   Dakota State University. A Portable
Computer Science                  Education Network has been
                                  successfully built that will strengthen
                                  the education and research at
                                  Oakland University in the emerging
                                  area of information assurance and
                                  security. The grant will contribute to
                                  (1) establishing collaborations with
                                  the Designated Centers of Academic
                                  Excellence in Information Assurance
                                  Education, such as Iowa State
                                  University and George Washington
                                  University, (2) advancing OU to
                                  become a recognized leader in
                                  Michigan in the area of information
                                  assurance and security, and (3)
                                  advancing OU to ultimately become
                                  a Center of Academic Excellence in
                                  Information Assurance designated
                                  by the National Security Agency and
                                  Department of Homeland Security.




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                                                                                       Total Including
Award Recipient    Sponsor       Title/Description                     Current Year    Current Year (1)

Charles             National     An Investigation of the                $    170,360   $       689,382
Lindemann           Science      Mechanism Producing Rhythmic
Department of       Foundation   Beating in Cilia. The flagella is a
Biological Sciences              biological machine that is at once a
                                 self-contained mechano-chemical
                                 oscillator and a force-producing
                                 organelle of motility. As such, a true
                                 understanding of how a flagellum
                                 works requires that we have reliable
                                 information on the mechanical
                                 properties of a flagellum and the
                                 force it produces. The goal of this
                                 project is to provide some of this
                                 needed information. Researchers will
                                 do this by direct measurement of the
                                 forces involved in the flagellar beat
                                 under a variety of experimental
                                 conditions.




Qingchong Liu      National      Collaborative Research: NeTS-           $    40,125   $       127,565
School of          Science       NR: Ultrabroadband Optical
Engineering and    Foundation    Wireless Communication
Computer Science                 Network. The objective of this
                                 project is to study novel and cost-
                                 effective networking techniques to
                                 achieve survivability and link physical
                                 layer techniques to improve the
                                 quality of an optical wireless
                                 communications systems link.
                                 Oakland University researchers will
                                 be working in collaboration with
                                 researchers at State University of
                                 New York at Buffalo.




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                                                                                     Total Including
Award Recipient     Sponsor    Title/Description                      Current Year   Current Year (1)

Diane Norris        State of   Accelerated Health Career              $   983,428    $       983,428    (2)

School of Nursing   Michigan   Training Initiative - Providence
                               Hospital. This project is a
                               partnership between Oakland
                               University and Providence Hospital
                               to develop and expand two
                               innovative accelerated programs to
                               increase the number of registered
                               nurses graduated and increase
                               nursing faculty prepared to teach in
                               schools of nursing. The second
                               degree program will reduce time to
                               graduation by 67% and the nursing
                               education curriculum by 50%.
                               Recruitment and retention strategies
                               will enable the best qualified
                               students to complete the program
                               successfully and add to the health
                               care work force in the State of
                               Michigan.



Diane Norris        State of   Accelerated Health Career            $     125,714    $       125,714    (2)

School of Nursing   Michigan   Training Initiative - Beaumont
                               Hospital. The Oakland University
                               School of Nursing will form
                               partnerships with three area health
                               care systems to develop and expand
                               two innovative accelerated programs
                               to increase the number of registered
                               nurses graduated and increase the
                               number of nursing faculty prepared
                               to teach in schools of nursing. The
                               second degree program will reduce
                               time to graduation by 67% and the
                               nursing education curriculum by
                               50%. Recruitment and retention
                               strategies will enable the best
                               qualified students to complete the
                               program successfully and add to the
                               healthcare workforce in the State of
                               Michigan. Graduates will be tracked
                               for one year after graduation.
                               Program evaluation will be ongoing.




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                                                                                            Total Including
Award Recipient     Sponsor         Title/Description                        Current Year   Current Year (1)

Diane Norris        State of        Accelerated Health Career                $   310,001    $       310,001    (2)

School of Nursing   Michigan        Training Initiative - Harper
                                    University Hospital. The Oakland
                                    University School of Nursing along
                                    with Harper University Hospital will
                                    develop and expand two innovative
                                    accelerated programs to increase
                                    the number of registered nurses
                                    graduated and nursing faculty
                                    prepared to teach in schools of
                                    nursing over the next 15 years. The
                                    second degree program will reduce
                                    time to graduation by 67% and the
                                    nursing education curriculum by
                                    50%. Recruitment and retention
                                    strategies will enable the best
                                    qualified students to complete the
                                    program successfully and add to the
                                    healthcare workforce in the State of
                                    Michigan.



Michael Polis       Michigan        MEDC Manufacturing                       $   162,500    $       162,500
School of           Economic        Competitiveness Program -
Engineering and     Development     General Dynamics Land Systems.
Computer Science    Corporation     The aim of this grant is to administer
                                    specific technical training for
                                    Michigan employees of General
                                    Dynamics Land Systems.

Michael Polis       General       MEDC Manufacturing                         $    25,025    $        25,025
School of           Dynamics Land Competitiveness Program -
Engineering and     Systems       General Dynamics Land Systems.
Computer Science                  The aim of this grant is to administer
                                  specific technical training for
                                  Michigan employees of General
                                  Dynamics Land Systems. This
                                  funding is the company matching
                                  funds for training.




                                                                                                          6
                                                                                      Total Including
Award Recipient    Sponsor       Title/Description                     Current Year   Current Year (1)

Michael Polis      Michigan      MEDC Manufacturing                    $   140,635    $       140,635
School of          Economic      Competitiveness Program -
Engineering and    Development   Benteler Automotive, Fanuc
Computer Science   Corporation   Robotics, Continental Teves, and
                                 Cadillac Products Automotive
                                 Company. The aim of this grant is
                                 to administer specific technical
                                 training for Michigan employees for
                                 four companies - Benteler
                                 Automotive, Inc., Cadillac Products
                                 Automotive Company, Continental
                                 Teves, Inc., and Fanuc Robotics.


Michael Polis      Benteler      MEDC Manufacturing                    $     6,994    $          6,994
School of          Automotive    Competitiveness Program -
Engineering and    Corporation   Benteler Automotive, Fanuc
Computer Science                 Robotics, Continental Teves, and
                                 Cadillac Products Automotive
                                 Company. The aim of this grant is
                                 to administer specific technical
                                 training for Michigan employees.
                                 This funding is the company
                                 matching funds for training.


Michael Polis      Cadillac      MEDC Manufacturing                    $     2,088    $          2,088
School of          Products      Competitiveness Program -
Engineering and    Automotive    Benteler Automotive, Fanuc
Computer Science   Company       Robotics, Continental Teves, and
                                 Cadillac Products Automotive
                                 Company. The aim of this grant is
                                 to administer specific technical
                                 training for Michigan employees.
                                 This funding is the company
                                 matching funds for training.




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                                                                                       Total Including
Award Recipient    Sponsor         Title/Description                    Current Year   Current Year (1)

Michael Polis      Continental     MEDC Manufacturing                    $     7,085   $          7,085
School of          Teves, Inc.     Competitiveness Program -
Engineering and                    Benteler Automotive, Fanuc
Computer Science                   Robotics, Continental Teves, and
                                   Cadillac Products Automotive
                                   Company. The aim of this grant is
                                   to administer specific technical
                                   training for Michigan employees.
                                   This funding is the company
                                   matching funds for training.


Michael Polis      Fanuc Robotics MEDC Manufacturing                     $     6,378   $          6,378
School of                         Competitiveness Program -
Engineering and                   Benteler Automotive, Fanuc
Computer Science                  Robotics, Continental Teves, and
                                  Cadillac Products Automotive
                                  Company. The aim of this grant is
                                  to administer specific technical
                                  training for Michigan employees.
                                  This funding is the company
                                  matching funds for training.


Bradley Roth       National        Numerical Simulation of Cardiac        $   71,000   $        71,000
Department of      Institutes of   Tissue. Electrical stimulation of
Physics            Health          cardiac tissue is crucial for pacing
                                   and defibrillation of the heart. Yet,
                                   the fundamental mechanisms
                                   governing how electric fields polarize
                                   cardiac tissue are poorly understood.
                                   The goal of this research is to study
                                   the mechanism of excitation and re-
                                   entry induction during electrical
                                   stimulation of the heart.




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                                                                                      Total Including
Award Recipient   Sponsor         Title/Description                    Current Year   Current Year (1)

Tanush Shaska     National        Conference on Computational            $    1,000   $          1,000
Department of     Security        Aspects of Algebraic Curves.
Mathematics and   Agency          Over the years algebraic curves
Statistics                        have found applications in many
                                  areas including cryptography,
                                  primality testing, integer
                                  factorization, error-correcting codes,
                                  computer vision, etc. The
                                  development of new computational
                                  algebra and combinational group
                                  theory has made it possible to attack
                                  some classical problems of algebraic
                                  geometry related to algebraic curves.
                                  In this new light, we are organizing a
                                  conference at the University of Idaho
                                  where the focus will be on such new
                                  and computational techniques. The
                                  conference will include participants
                                  from the United States and Europe.
                                  We will accommodate presentations
                                  from 25 faculty and 15 graduate
                                  students.


Keith Williams    National        Naltrexone Sensitivity During          $   64,186   $       128,371
Department of     Institutes of   Responding to Ethanol. The
Psychology        Health          purpose of this project is to
                                  characterize the behavioral and
                                  environmental factors that contribute
                                  to naltrexone supersensitivity as it
                                  relates to ethanol consumption.
                                  Naltrexone supersensitivity may
                                  contribute to the drug's ability to
                                  decrease ethanol consumption. If
                                  researchers explore the behavioral
                                  and environmental factors that
                                  modulate sensitivity to naltrexone,
                                  then we may develop therapeutic
                                  techniques to maximize naltrexone's
                                  effect on ethanol drinking and
                                  minimize naltrexone's effect on other
                                  behaviors. These studies should
                                  suggest behavioral/environmental
                                  factors that may enhance or
                                  attenuate naltrexone's use in treating
                                  human alcoholism.



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                                                                                                                Total Including
Award Recipient              Sponsor                Title/Description                      Current Year         Current Year (1)
Tiffany Wright               United States          Child Care Access Means Parents $           35,356          $        35,356
Carol Swift                  Department of          in School. Worries about quality
School of                    Education              and cost of child care adds
Education and                                       significant challenges to Oakland
Human Services                                      University students with preschool
                                                    children, and can be a major
                                                    drawback to retention in Oakland
                                                    University programs. The objective
                                                    of this grant is to support a sliding
                                                    scale tuition rate at Lowry Center for
                                                    Early Childhood Education for
                                                    children of low-income student
                                                    parents enrolled at Oakland
                                                    University. This will enhance our
                                                    services to the university student
                                                    population by providing more
                                                    affordable, high quality care and
                                                    education of their young children.


Jill Zeilstra-Ryalls National                       Regulation of 5-aminolevulinic        $           95,186    $        95,186
Department of        Science                        Acid Biosynthesis in Rhodobacter
Biological Sciences Foundation                      Sphaeriodes 2.4.1. The goal of this
                                                    project is to develop an
                                                    understanding of how hemA and
                                                    hemT, in response to environmental
                                                    conditions, can meet the changing
                                                    demands for 5-aminolevulinic acid
                                                    (ALA) in the model organism
                                                    Rhodobacter sphaeroides. These
                                                    genes code for enzymes that
                                                    catalyze ALA synthesis, and are
                                                    differentially regulated. Researchers
                                                    will examine the regulation of
                                                    expression of each of these genes.




                                                                            Total                 $ 2,340,657   $     3,011,304

(1) Please note the change in format for the report of Grants and Contracts
The report will include a column for total amount to be accepted including current year funding
(2) State of Michigan DSH award includes 43.7% institutional cost sharing




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