Archive for January, 2017

UND President Mark Kennedy and the University Executive Council released a joint statement today about a budgetary process that will impact all areas of campus—from administration to athletics to staff to academic units. It reflects current financial realities facing UND and follows budget proposals for state funding 20 percent lower than last biennium. UND archival photo.

UND statement: Riding the rapids to smoother currents

January 31, 2017 at

President and Executive Committee detail process moving forward to address budget cutting and strategic investments

The Rev. Jamie Washington engages a standing-room-only audience Monday at UND's Gorecki Alumni Center as part of the second Eye of the Hawk Lecture held on campus. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Beyond ‘politeness and niceness’

January 31, 2017 at

Multicultural speaker urges more authentic conversations on diversity and inclusion at packed-house Eye of the Hawk lecture

UND President Mark Kennedy (left), Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple and UND Athletic Director Brian Faison celebrate UND's acceptance into the Summit League for most sports and to the Missouri Valley Football Conference in football. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Conferences changes: It’s academic

January 31, 2017 at

As much as UND Athletics plans on saving money by switching to the Summit and Missouri Valley, the benefit to student athletes is big on minds

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UND students spring into involvement

January 31, 2017 at

UND Students eager to get involved at the Spring 2017 Student Involvement Expo

UND Student Body President Brandon Beyer goes over proposals for a renovated and expanded Memorial Union. Students will go to the polls April 12 to consider an increase in semester fees to fund the roughly $98 million project.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Coulee to Columbia

January 26, 2017 at

UND looks to revitalize ‘heart of Grand Forks’ along University Avenue

UND Assistant Professor of Sociology Frank White teaches "Drugs and Society" to a packed classroom each semester. The class size has grown through topic interest and Frank's signature teaching style.  Photo by Shawna Schill.

‘In it together’ — UND responds to opioid crisis

January 26, 2017 at

In the classroom and across state, University experts have issued clarion call about rising drug epidemic

Authors (left to right) Capó Crucet, Viet Thanh Nguyen and  NoViolet Bulawayo will headline this year's UND Writers Conference, which aims to delve into topics of diversity, inclusion and what it means to be a "citizen." The conference is set for March 22-24. Photos courtesy of Crystal Alberts.

Varied voices, common ground

January 26, 2017 at

UND Writers Conference to use art and literature to discuss of what it means to be a citizen

Rebecca Quinn holds  a model of a human brain in her office at the UND Center for Rural Health, part of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Quinn, a social worker who manages the North Dakota Brain Injury Network, is an advocate for the prevention of traumatic brain injuries. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

School of Medicine & Health Sciences researcher: TBI matters

January 26, 2017 at

N.D. Brain Injury Network director Rebecca Quinn says awareness increasing but still much to be learned

From China to Mainstreet

From China to Mainstreet

January 26, 2017 at

Longtime journalist James McGregor talks influence of world’s largest single economy at inaugural Eye of the Hawk lecture

A standing-room crowd lined the walls and the balcony of the Gransberg Room at the UND Gorecki Alumni Center on Thursday to hear James McGregor discuss China’s state of affairs and its impact on Americans and North Dakotans for the inaugural Eye of the Hawk Lecture Series event. McGregor is chairman of the greater China region for APCO Worldwide, a leading global public affairs consultancy. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Engaging China

January 24, 2017 at

Global public affairs consultant James McGregor urges audience to head east at inaugural Eye of the Hawk Lecture

A particular virus called simian virus 40 or SV40 — a virus found in monkeys that can cause cancer in certain other animals and is closely related to a number of similar human viruses — is the focus of a $139,000 National Institutes of Health grant to UND Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development Barry Milavetz . Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

NIH funds UND study of early formation of cancer-causing viruses

January 24, 2017 at

Barry Milavetz researches epigenetic modifications in infected cells when they’re most easily treatable

Tyler Kline says, at UND, he developed the knowledge and the confidence to graduate and return home to the Golden Coast to make it in the movie industry. Images courtesy of Tyler Kline.

Hollywood to heartland and back again

January 24, 2017 at

UND alumnus from California says alma mater gave him the right stuff for his big break in movie industry

A UND business student enjoys the great outdoors while keeping up with her classes through the school's robust online and distance learning programs. Photo courtesy of the UND College of Business & Public Administration.

U.S. News & World Report: CoBPA online courses among the best

January 24, 2017 at

Publication includes UND MBA and Applied Economics programs in its nationwide Top-50 list

Not the same song and dance

Not the same song and dance

January 24, 2017 at

Auditions for Feast of Nations serve up a foretaste of the diverse entertainment destined for one of North Dakota’s biggest cultural events , Feb 11.

Two of UND's championship coaches and "best friends" sit down together to help us get to know them a little better. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Bubs on Bubba, Bubba on Bubs

January 19, 2017 at

Two of UND’s championship coaches and “best friends” sit down together and help us get to them a little better