UPDATED DEADLINE – 2016 Scholarly Forum – Now Accepting Online Submissions

2016 Scholarly Forum

March 1 – 2, 2016, Memorial Union

UPDATED SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016

Click Here for the Online Submission Form & Guidelines 

Graduate students, faculty and undergraduates will showcase their research and creative scholarship with oral presentations, panel discussions and poster sessions. Read more

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

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

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

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

Science Café: “Tornadoes (and Rivers) – Myths versus Reality!” April 26, 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

April 26, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Presenter: Greg Gust, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service – Grand Forks ND

Presentation: “Tornadoes (and Rivers) – Myths versus Reality!”

Tornadic storms occur with a fairly high frequency across the Northern Plains, with several notable and even historic events having impacted the Greater Grand Forks area, and some most certainly having crossed rivers and even forks in those rivers.  This presentation will examine a few such events and the conditions which give rise to such events, even as North Dakota conducts Severe Weather Awareness Week (April 25-29) and our communities prepares to participate in a statewide Tornado Drill Day (April 27th).

~ Laura Munski, Executive Director, Dakota Science Center

Science Café: UND Rocketry Club March 22, 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

March 22, 2016 7:00 p.m. UND Rocketry Club

The UND Rocketry Club competes on a national level. Come and see their rocket design and learn about rockets. This year the team will fly a NASA Science Mission Directorate payload. The primary requirement for the payload is to record, log, and transmit reading from pressure, temperature, relative humidity, solar irradiance, and UV radiation sensors. The team will also design and fly a small secondary payload to verify an innovative concept. Their aim is to develop a payload that is capable of visually locating specific targets within its field of view and relaying back the distance and direction the target is from the launch site. This could be a useful safety tool in a scenario where a lost astronaut could obtain a birds-eye view of the landscape and be able to locate rovers, habitats, or other astronauts. Visual observation on Earth often relies on using fixed or rotary winged aircraft to maneuver through the atmosphere. However, on the lunar or Martian surface, where there is little or no atmosphere to generate lift, the application of rocket technology could be valuable.

~ Laura Munski, Executive Director, Dakota Science Center

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

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