Archive for August, 2017

During a Tuesday address to the University Council, UND President Mark Kennedy reviewed a long list of University successes of the past year and plans for the future, using the seven goals of the new One UND Strategic Plan as a framework. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

A year of good things, with more to come

August 31, 2017

In latest University Council address, Kennedy lauds resiliency and spirit of campus in face of challenges

UND has its eyes set on substantial online growth but the same goal is shared by many other universities across the country. A recent national survey of 66 university chancellors, presidents and provosts found that the expansion of online learning fell among their collective top five priorities for 2017.  Photo by Shawna Schill.

Online and onward

August 31, 2017

Strategic Plan Spotlight: Goal Three team develops roadmap for expansion of online opportunities

For over 20 years, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences Brij Singh has been studying the role certain genes play in Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune systems attacks the body's own cells and tissues. Archival photo.

SMHS researcher receives first portion of $1.6M for epigenetic study

August 31, 2017

Grant funding to be used to investigate gene modifications in Sjogren’s Syndrome

Up, up and away

Up, up and away

August 31, 2017

The University of North Dakota released a balloon made of 32 garbage bags for a specific reason. Find out why.

UND Chief Information Officer Madhavi Marasinghe stands in the Data Center on the UND campus. Starting September 15, Marasinghe says a new centralized unit will connect UND's IT staff and functions of CILT’s information technology support team with Administrative Services Technology. The teaching enhancement and education technology arm of CILT will be integrated into the new Teaching Transformation and Development Academy known as  TTaDA. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

One IT for One UND

August 29, 2017

University Information Technology (UIT) formed to create more efficient campus IT experience

UND All-America running back John Santiago interacts with young fan at a recent UND Fighting Hawks Football Fanfest at Memorial Stadium on the UND campus. On Thursday night, Santiago will be one of the UND stars leading the charge against FBS powerhouse Utah in Salt Lake City. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Touchdown titans

August 29, 2017

UND Fighting Hawks and FBS Pac-12 powerhouse Utah Utes set to clash in football

UND graduate students (left to right) Chioma Onwumelu, Makinde Omojiba and Aerin Spade enjoy he Graduate Welcome Event, put on by the UND School of Graduate Studies, on Aug. 21 at the Memorial Union.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Growing the graduate student experience

August 29, 2017

Faculty advocate group brings UND School of Graduate Studies to the next level in student support

UND undergraduate Tyson Berg is wrapping up a summer research experience working with an interdisciplinary team, combining his knowledge of chemistry and unmanned aerial systems. (pictured left to right) UND Chemistry Professor Alena Kubatova, Chemistry Graduate Student Brett Nespor, UND Chemistry/UAS Aviation Student Tyson Berg, UND UAS Lead Flight Instructor James Moe, Ales Kubat. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

High-flying chemistry

August 29, 2017

UND undergraduate combines UAS and chemistry expertise in interdisciplinary research project

Get involved!

Get involved!

August 29, 2017

Annual Involvement Expo re-acclimates students to the campus and Grand Forks community and helps make new friends

UND students take a tour of the new Honors space within Columbia Hall, formerly the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND on the move

August 24, 2017

Now who’s where? Department and office shuffling aimed at improving the overall student experience

President Mark Kennedy speaks at the 11th Annual UAS Summit & Expo held at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, August 22, 2017.

Rising above the autonomous world

August 24, 2017

President Kennedy: new institute aims to make UND a global leader in ‘unmanned’ research

In her August 22 State of the Foundation address, Carlson Zink announced that, during the Fiscal Year 2017 ending on June 30, the UND Alumni Association & Foundation rallied nearly 10,000 donors to help meet its $40 million fundraising goal. Photo by Sam Melquist.

Igniting the future

August 24, 2017

UND Alumni Association & Foundation celebrates scholarship success in State of the Foundation address

Left to right: Lignite Energy Council President and CEO Jason Bohrer, North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness, EERC Vice President for Strategic Partnerships John Harju, Senator Hoeven, UND President Mark Kennedy, and EERC CEO Tom Erickson.  Photo by Kari Suedel.

Boundless energy

August 24, 2017

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven is latest recipient of the EERC’s Energy Champion Award

Meet UND’s oldest staff member

Meet UND’s oldest staff member

August 24, 2017

Did You Know: UND’s Leonard Hall is home to a 67-million-year-old triceratops skull

Allissa Siekkinen (left), incoming freshman from Hibbing, Minn., guides her new college roommate, Bailey Fish (right), International Falls, Minn., and Bailey's mom, Danielle Sobkowicz (middle), into the freshmen's new home away from home at UND in Walsh Hall. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Welcome, Class of 2021!

August 21, 2017

It’s all hands on deck as thousands get settled on campus in preparation for new academic year