SSAC Deadline for New Faculty Scholar, Research/Creative Activity, and Publication Applications is February 12, 2016


The fourth deadline for submission of applications is Friday, February 12, 2016. Research/Creative Activity and Publication grant applications as well as applications for New Faculty Scholar Awards will be considered at that time. No travel applications will be considered at that time. Read more

Shelly Peltier will Present on Native American Behavioral Health February 18, 2016

Seven Generations Center of Excellence will host Shelly Peltier, who will present “Native American Behavioral Health” from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 18, in the Medora Room, Memorial Union. Bring your lunch and join us. Dr. Peltier will present for one hour with discussion and questions to follow. Read more

Space Studies Colloquium February 22, 2016

The Spring 2016 Space Studies Colloquium Series focuses on human space exploration research for long-duration missions and will feature several leading experts in this field.  The fourth presentation in this series will feature Jack Stuster, President and Principal Scientist, Anacapa Sciences, Inc. of  Santa Barbara, Calif.  Anacapa has been a leader in the application of cognitive science, human factors research, and ergonomics to enhance human performance and safety in complex systems and organizations.

Dr. Stuster will present ”Behavioral Issues Associated With Isolation and Confinement:  Lessons Learned From Space Analog Experiences” at 3:00 p.m. Central Time Monday, February 22, in 111 Ryan Hall. Read more

Art Exhibition Opening Focuses on UND’s Relationship with Grand Forks Community February 23, 2016

The newest University of North Dakota Art Collections Gallery exhibition, titled UND in Grand Forks: Emergence of An Artful Relationship, opens with a reception and free public viewing Tuesday, February 23, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., at the  UND Art Collections Gallery in the Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave.

Lloyd Harting (American, 1901-1974). Topographical View of UND and Surrounding Neighborhood. Ca. 1966. Watercolor and gouache on illustration board.

Lloyd Harting (American, 1901-1974). Topographical View of UND and Surrounding Neighborhood. Ca. 1966. Watercolor and gouache on illustration board.

The exhibit will run from February 23 through March 31 at the Empire. Hours are Mondays-Wednesdays, noon-5:00 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Read more

Reading and Interpreting Genomes Seminar February 25, 2016

Prashant Mali, Assistant Professor at University of California San Diego, will present a seminar, “From reading genomes to interpreting genomes” at 11:00 a.m. February 25 in Room 5510, School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Department of Basic Sciences, SMHS and Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for Epigenomics.

All are welcome.

~ University Letter, 2/8/2015

Rural Health Grant Program Seeking Applications

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Rural Health Grant Program: “Official Sponsor of Recess”

Funding Period: April 15, 2016 – April 15, 2017

The Center for Rural Health is pleased to announce that Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) has made funding available for the Rural Health Grant Program. The grant will have an emphasis on addressing North Dakota’s escalating problems associated with a sedentary life-style, such as obesity, heart disease, and cancer. Read more

Pearl I. Young Scholarship Available to Women in STEM Fields

We have a funding opportunity for female undergraduate STEM students, called the Pearl I. Young scholarship. The deadline has been extended to March 1, 2016.

A summary of the Pearl I. Young Scholarship:

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium has established the prestigious Pearl I. Young Space Grant Award for a female student at the University of North Dakota. Applicants will ideally be involved in a research project of NASA relevance. Young grew up in North Dakota and attended school there. At age 11 she left home to work as a domestic in order to attend high school. After attending Jamestown College for two years, she transferred to the University of North Dakota. She graduated from UND in 1919 as a Phi Beta Kappa with a triple major in physics, mathematics, and chemistry. Read more

William Schwalm Authors Ebook on Mathematical Physics

William A. Schwalm, Professor of Physics and Astrophysics, recently released his new ebook, Lectures on Selected Topics in Mathematical Physics: Elliptic Functions and Elliptic Integrals.

The ebook provides an introduction to aspects of elliptic functions and elliptic integrals. The lectures that make up the book were developed as part of the first semester of a course on theoretical and mathematical methods for physics and chemistry graduate students at UND.

For more information on Lectures on Selected Topics in Mathematical Physics, click here. Read more