Archive for April, 2017

Mark Trahant, the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalsim in UND's Communication Program, has been elected to be a member of the American Academy
 of Arts and Sciences—one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious societies of leaders from academia, the arts, business and public affairs. It’s an honor no other representative of UND—or even the state of North Dakota—has received. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

‘Mark’ of excellence

April 27, 2017

UND Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism Mark Trahant joins prestigious 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

(Left to Right) Bailey Bubach, faculty and professional advisor for petroleum engineering from Grand Forks; Rehan Ali Mohammed, petroleum engineering master’s student from Hyderabad, India; Maram Al-Sayaghi, a chemical engineering doctoral student from Sana’a, Yemen; and Mehdi Ostadhassan, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, a native of Iran. Photo by Richard Larson.

Q&A: Four from four

April 27, 2017

What members of UND’s Muslim community want others to know

UND's team of international visa experts stand ready to help students and faculty with a more streamlined application process after changes were implemented by the Divison of Academic Affairs. (Left to Right) International Center Director Katie Davidson, Assistant Director of the International Center Amy Senger, Academic Affairs Officer Shannon Mikula, Academic Affairs Administrative Associate  Casey Hoffman and Kevin Kuntz, a tax specialist in the UND Payroll Office. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Vis-à-vis with UND’s visa pros

April 27, 2017

UND Division of Academic Affairs streamlines appliation processes for international students and faculty

Longtime UND Center for Innovation Director Bruce Gjovig (left) shows off a UAS platform used by SkySkopes, one of  26 UAS-related startup businesses that call the Center for Innovation home. Gjovig is joined by SkySkopes CFO Dan Daffinrud (center) and the company's CEO, Matt Dunlevy. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Funneling the UAS flock

April 27, 2017

Growing number of UAS-related companies use UND Center for Innovation for coaching and collaboration

Retiring UND Center for Innovation Director Bruce Gjovig says he'll miss working with students them most when he officially leaves his post this month.  Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND’s resident entrepreneur Bruce Gjovig bids farewell

April 27, 2017

Center for Innovation founder retiring but says he’ll remain close by

Eggs-ellence in living and learning

Eggs-ellence in living and learning

April 27, 2017

UND’s Engineering Living & Learning Community participate in the annual Egg Drop, designed to promote fun and teamwork.

Dale Morrison, who had held executive positions at several Fortune 500 companies over the years,  addresses a crowd at a recently UND leadership summit that bears his name. He is a UND College of Business & Public Administration alumnus and co-founder of the private equity firm TriPointe Capital Partners. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Shape of leadership

April 25, 2017

UND student trailblazers engage with alumni and community leaders during Morrison Leadership Summit

UND Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Archana Dhasarathy explains her work with epigenetics at a recent forum that delved into the "Discovery," one of three pillars, in UND's draft Strategic Plan. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

A plan for discovery

April 25, 2017

UND community gets an updated look at research goals of nearly-finalized Strategic Plan

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences' students are given technical instructionon the state-of-the-art  "da Vinci Surgical Robot" recently.  One way SMHS faculty researchers teach students is by ringing knowledge and cutting-edge technology into the classroom.  Photo by Tyler Ingahm.

On the cutting edge

April 25, 2017

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences students get up close and personal with ‘da Vinci,’ the surgical robot

(Left to right) Andrew Allen joins Greg Syrup and Kevin Lunke as teh current leadership team behind the Dakota Venture Group—the first and only fully student-run venture fund in the nation. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Real money, real results

April 25, 2017

UND student-run Dakota Venture Group celebrates 10 years of developing the state’s next private equity leaders

Can you Kendama? This guy can!

Can you Kendama? This guy can!

April 25, 2017

University of North Dakota student Brandon Meyer is a professional Kendamist. He makes it look easy.

The "Welcome" sign along University Avenue, looking east toward Smith Hall, provides a deceiving message for anyone who tries to venture into floodwaters in April 1987. Photo courtesy of Richard Larson.

Event of the century

April 20, 2017

UND looks back at historic flood 20 years after the Red River and English Coulee conspire to inundate campus, end spring semester abruptly and shoo students, staff and faculty to higher ground

Tracy Charboneau (left) and Challsey Scallon, UND College of Nursing & Professional Discipline alumnae and veterans of the Recruitment and Retention of American Indians into Nursing program, or RAIN for short, recently pulled off a big idea when they cut the ribbon on a brand new $1.2 million wellness center  dedicated to helping those on teh Spirit Lake Sioux reservation stricken with Type I and II diabetes. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Home-grown health

April 20, 2017

UND Nursing and RAIN program alums renovate former school bus garage into diabetes wellness center on Spirit Lake reservation

Davis, executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, talks openly about the abuse he’s endured from both sides of the DAPL divide. A descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Davis has served the state of North Dakota throughout the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) saga, trying to find any sort of common ground or opportunity for dialogue between sides.  Photo by Richard Larson.

Between a ‘Cannonball’ and a hard place

April 20, 2017

American Indian leaders on both sides of DAPL fight come together at UND Law School event to talk frankly about resistance, resilience and reconciliation

John Cariani has been featured in Broadway plays, network television programs and films as well as being an accomplished playwright.  His most well-known work for stage is "Almost, Maine" – one of the most widely produced plays in America in the past decade.

Broadway and screen actor Cariani coming to UND

April 20, 2017

Public conversation and acting workshops set for May 1-2 at Burtness Theatre