Preproposals for NSF Program Curatorial Stewardship Due June 27, 2016

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement which allows UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for the program, please let us know as soon as possible ( or 777.4280).

Curatorial Stewardship of a National Collection of Geological Rock & Sediment Cores from Antarctica and the Southern Ocean #16-563 Read more

Science Café: “How To Reverse Heart Disease, Cure Diabetes and Lower Your Cholesterol without Drugs” June 28, 2016

In a world of ever expanding technology and science issues citizens need have an opportunity to learn about STEM in their community. The Dakota Science Center and the Grand Forks Public Library host Science Cafés to share STEM with the public.

Grand Forks Public Library 2110 Library Circle

June 28, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Presenter: Noah N. Chelliah, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP,  Interventional Cardiologist & Clinical Professor of Medicine, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Presentation: “How To Reverse Heart Disease, Cure Diabetes and Lower Your Cholesterol without Drugs”

Brief Description of Talk: Modern medical research has discovered the mechanism that causes up to 85% of all Chronic Illnesses. Now we know how we can actually reverse and even cure more than 85% of all chronic illnesses including Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes, Arthritis and even Cancer. This talk will focus on the findings from the latest research.

~ Laura Munski, Executive Director, Dakota Science Center

Grant Opportunities Available as of June 16, 2016


Title: Public Humanities Projects, Funding Opportunity #:20160810-GW, Department: NEH, Closing Date: 8/10/2016

Support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences and engage humanities scholarship to illuminate significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life.

Eligible: Institutions of higher ed.; state, local, or tribal government; non-profits Read more

College of Arts & Sciences Invited to Nominate Faculty for Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship Competition

The Whiting Foundation has invited the UND College of Arts & Sciences to nominate two of its faculty for the next round of the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship competition. This is a semester- or six-month-long fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year to support humanities faculty who wish to undertake or advance a public engagement project drawing on their intellectual expertise. You can find more information about the program here.

The College can nominate two faculty, one in each category:

  • A humanities professor who earned tenure between 2011 and 2016; and
  • A full-time, untenured humanities professor with at least two full years of service.

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School of Medicine & Health Sciences Inducts Gold Humanism Honor Society Members

Ten medical students from the Doctor of Medicine Class of 2017 at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on June 20 at the induction ceremony in Grand Forks.

Michael LeBeau, MD, clinical assistant professor of internal medicine at the UND SMHS, and a nephrologist for Sanford Health in Bismarck, North Dakota, was inducted into the society as the faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.  Dr. LeBeau was the keynote speaker as well.

Limited to fifteen percent of the senior class, the Class of 2017 inductees were selected through a process that included peer nomination and subsequent confirmation by the School’s Gold Humanism Honor Society Oversight Committee. Read more

UND Honored at Annual Summit for Work with Geothermal Technology

Every year, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) honors a number of organizations who strive to further knowledge in geothermal technology, as well as economic and environmental advances, at the Baseload Renewable Energy Summit.

This year UND’s own Will Gosnold, a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering, accepted an award for “launching the first commercial project for co-producing geothermal power from oil and gas wells.” Read more

GPCAH Pilot Grant Program

The Great Plains Center offers grant funding to both scholarly researchers and community organizations engaged in agricultural safety and health activities.

Funding up to $15,000 per project is available.

Priority will be given to projects addressing emerging issues, vulnerable populations, and aging of the agricultural workforce.

The deadline for pilot grant proposals is August 15, 2016.  Read more