Archive for September, 2017

UND President Mark Kennedy told a crowd of community and campus leaders at his annual Wake up to UND talk that, with its strong stratetic plan and marketing, UND can succeed and grow, despite the ever growing challenges facing higher education. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Brighter skies ahead

September 28, 2017

UND’s innovative spirit and working together will ensure success, said President Kennedy at annual ‘Wake Up’ talk

UND Pride of the North Marching Band sousaphonist Seth Skjervheim stands with his dad, Don, and mom, Kathy, recently during a UND Fighting Hawks fooball game. Seth recently donated bone marrow to an anonymous man stricken with leukemia.  He then returned to UND to perform with the band only days after the donation. Image courtesy of the Pride of the North Marching Band.

Hero’s march

September 28, 2017

Pride of the North Band’s Seth Skjervheim runs the field mere days after donating bone marrow to anonymous recipient

The UND Energy and Environmental Sustainability Grand Challenge team plans to issue 12 awards of $2,500 each for new research concepts, and at least one award is anticipated in each of the following areas: law and regulation, policy issues, social impacts, health and well-being, public awareness and education, and environmental sustainability.

Expanding expertise

September 28, 2017

Cross-campus proposals sought to enhance energy and environmental sustainability

Colin Combs, a UND Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, had the honor of giving the first talk of the 2017-18 season. The topic was on his research efforts to understand various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Photo by Susan Caraher.

Faculty Lecture Series makes a bold comeback

September 28, 2017

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Colin Combs delivers first presentation since 2012 to full house

Chasing down an eclipse

Chasing down an eclipse

September 28, 2017

Three UND meteorology students travel 1,100 miles and back again to witness cosmic phenomenon

Latest Eye of the Hawk lecturer Neel Kaskari has led the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis since January 2016. There, he oversees operations of the bank and serves on the Federal Open Market Committee as a key player in monetary policy in Washington, D.C. Photo by Tyler Ingahm.

Dollars and sense

September 26, 2017

Latest ‘Eye of the Hawk’ lecture features Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank CEO for packed house discussion on economic policy

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Rare air

September 26, 2017

National Merit Scholar Andrew Hollingsworth unintentionally relaunch of high-achieving student program at UND

About 35 students – mostly freshmen – from the UND Department of Aviation -- piled into a bus on Sept. 16 for a daylong journey north of the border. The trip was the first of many “Weekends in Winnipeg” trips organized by the UND International Center as a way to give students an accessible international experience.

Weekends in Winnipeg

September 26, 2017

International Center teams up with UND Colleges to provide a concentrated international experience

Matt White, a UND student majoring in rehabilitation and minoring in psychology, is a brain injury survivor. He's also an intern at the North Dakota Brain Injury Network, part of the Center of Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Image courages of Marv Leier.

Road to recovery

September 26, 2017

UND student and brain injury survivor mixes empathy with care as Center for Rural Health intern

In sync

In sync

September 26, 2017

Team North Dakota synchro skating tryouts: one UND student expresses passion every time she steps on the ice

Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain. Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain. Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain. Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain.  (Jackie Lorentz photo)

Enhancing discovery

September 21, 2017

UND’s new postdoctoral program adds capacity in the lab in support of strategic research goals

Jeremiah Bartz (above) is an assistant professor in the UND Mathematics Department. When he’s not crunching numbers, you may find him out jogging the trails or running competitively – and now he’s found a way to connect his two favorite disciplines. Image courtesy of Jeremiah Bartz.

Marathon math

September 21, 2017

Recognizing today’s launch of the annual ‘Wild Hog’ road races, we chat with UND mathematicians who use data and statistics to bust running myths

According to UND's official fourth-week enrollment figures, the number of new freshmen at UND rose from 1,928 to 1,939, a growth of nearly 1 percent from last fall. UND’s transfer students are up 5 percent from last year, and those seeking professional degrees have risen 4 percent.  Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Positively growing

September 21, 2017

Fourth-week enrollment data shows gains in UND freshman class, even after budget challenges

The Blackboard system used at UND is cloud-based, is scalable and requires less maintenance and downtime. It also allows faculty at different universities within the North Daktota University System to collaborate, and students taking classes from multiple institutions to access all their courses in one system. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Growing Pains for Blackboard

September 21, 2017

Cloud-based learning management system slowly improving with more features – and a few hiccups

Being Bubba

Being Bubba

September 21, 2017

Head football coach Bubba Schweigert hands out tickets to each home game, not because he has to, but because he loves to