Sheila Liming Hosts Laura Bush During Research Trip in Massachusetts

Assistant Professor of English Sheila Liming recently had the opportunity to show off her research on an American literary legend to a former librarian.

Sheila-Liming(Photo credit: John Seakwood, The Mount photographer)

But this wasn’t any ordinary librarian; Liming presented her research on Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, poet and short story writer Edith Wharton to former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush. Read more

Doctor of Medicine Class of 2019 Begins Studies at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Seventy-nine first-year medical students, members of the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Class of 2019, begin their journey next week to become physicians at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Students are formally inducted at the school’s White Coat Ceremony. The students, 41 men and 38 women, range in age from 21 to 42 years, with the average age of 24. Read more

UND Team Honored at SunSat Design Competition

A team, led out of the Department of Computer Science, recently was honored as the top university team and top United States team in the Ohio University SunSat Design Competition. The team included students from the Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering Departments as well as faculty support from the Art & Design, Computer Science and Space Studies Departments. The team took third place overall being bested by a unit of the Chinese Space Agency and a Canadian Firm that did modeling for the Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser.

~ The Odegard Monthly


Host a Scrubs Camp in Your Community

The Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Camp program is an opportunity for students in grades 5-12 to learn about health care professions in fun, interactive ways. The Center for Rural Health and the North Dakota Area Health Education Center provides funding and support to communities to host a local Scrubs Camp. Grant proposals for the 2015-2016 Scrubs Camps are now being accepted. Read more

Grant Opportunities Available as of July 24, 2015


Title: Prosthetics Outcomes Research Award, Funding Opportunity #:W81XWH-15-OPORP-PORA, Department: DOD-DOA, Closing Date: 11/16/2016

Support research that evaluates the comparative effectiveness of prosthetic clinical interventions, and/or their associated rehabilitation interventions, using patient-centric outcomes for Service members and Veterans who have undergone limb impairment or limb amputation.

Eligible: Unrestricted Read more

Study: Bakken at Night isn’t that Bright

Millions have seen the satellite images from space in publications such as National Geographic and circulated on the Internet which purportedly show gas flaring in the Bakken making the night sky glow more brightly than large metropolitan areas.

However, a study conducted by the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center and the school’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences concluded that the photos create a misleading public perception. Read more

RAC Receives $10.5 Million to Provide Resources for Rural Health Improvement

The Rural Assistance Center (RAC), a national rural health information center located at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has received federal funding in the amount of $10.5 million over five years to continue its work. RAC provides resources and strategies to improve health and healthcare in rural communities across the United States through customized searches and a website that offers an online library, topic guides, toolkits, and examples of successful rural health programs. Read more

NSF Program Announcement with Limited Submissions Sought for CSBR

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).

Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) #15-577
The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer ownership of collections. Read more

2015 Bakken Event Hosting Industry Experts, Major Energy Firms

BBI International will be hosting the 2nd annual Bakken Conference & Expo, North Dakota’s premier shale oil event produced by The Bakken magazine next week, July 27-29, 2015 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. With more than half of presentations being delivered by presidents, CEOs, or directors, the 2015 agenda features more than 70 technical presentations covering the latest innovations and developments in shale oil extraction, is tightly focused on cutting-edge technological developments in the industry, and highlights the latest changes in government policy. Read more