Archive for January, 2018

Banding together for a better campus

Banding together for a better campus

January 18, 2018

Designers share updated building and street concepts with UND Coulee to Columbia Committee

UND President Mark Kennedy (left) introduces UND's newest Director of Athetics, Bill Chaves, at a public gathering and celebration Tuesday at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Raves for Chaves

January 18, 2018

Fighting Hawks community welcomes new UND Athletics Director at public introduction and celebration all in one

Dr. Marc D. Basson, a medical researcher at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, led a team that published an article, titled “Colonoscopy is associated with increased risk of appendicitis,” published in October by JAMA Surgery, the surgical offshoot of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Image courtesy of UND SMHS.

Research suggests colonoscopy link to appendicitis

January 18, 2018

Dr. Marc Basson of UND’s SMHS headed up investigation for leading surgical publication

Grand Forks and UND joined in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Video: MLK Day observed on campus

January 18, 2018

UND and Grand Forks celebrate life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

UND biology student Susy Ngale sings the song "Rise Up, as a tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., during an MLK Day observance held Monday at the UND Gorecki Alumni Center. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Dream in Action: MLK celebration at UND

January 16, 2018

Campus, community leaders recognize lasting legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., through words, art and a call to action

In his speech to honor Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, UND President Mark Kennedy said MLK Day is much more than about ensuring that African Americans can sit anywhere they want on the bus, or that those of any background can sit on that bus or even that those of all backgrounds deserve equal treatment under all laws.

MLK’s capstone holiday

January 16, 2018

UND President Mark Kennedy delivers moving address in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The University of North Dakota partnered with design firm Sasaki to craft a "preferred vision" for campus planning over the next 30 years. The plan is only a draft to spark discussion; many elements are subject to change. Image courtesy of Sasaki.

Masters of planning

January 16, 2018

University of North Dakota unveils 30-year campus vision supporting One UND Strategic Plan

Bill Chaves, UND's next Athletics Director, has served as director of athletics at Eastern Washington University since 2007 and is a two-time recipient (2012-13 & 2015-16) of national Athletic Director of the Year honors. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Chaves named UND’s next Athletics Director

January 16, 2018

Former Eastern Washington AD will succeed Brian Faison, who will serve as a special advisor for Athletics through June

In the wake of transition at UND's American Indian Student Services, rather than focusing on organizational structure, UND Vice President of Student Affais & Diversity Cara Halgren said she and her staff have been spending a lot of time looking at academics and services, how they fit into the strategic plan (Goal No. 5, fostering an inclusive campus climate), and how they could be improved. That includes retention and recruitment.  UND Archival image.

The big picture

January 16, 2018

UND looks to best serve American Indian students through implementation of strategic plan

UND Campus Prevention & Education Coordinator Peggy Jo presents information about CVIC at UND during UND resident assistant training on Jan. 4. Peggy Jo’s new role on campus is raising awareness about services and resources and providing outreach and training surrounding sexual violence, healthy relationships, and bystander intervention. Photo by Jacki Lorentz/UND Today.

CVIC at home at UND

January 12, 2018

Community partner enlisted to educate campus on sexual violence prevention and healthy relationships

As a freshman, she played the first 27 games, including a start, before suffering a season-ending knee injury. She still earned a spot on the All-Academic Big Sky team as well as her first collegiate letter. Strand has pursued a bachelor’s in psychology for pre-physical therapy. She sees the psychological background as helpful for those dealing with the mental strain of a long recovery process. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Student-athlete of the Month: Bailey Strand

January 12, 2018

UND Women’s Basketball starter turns recovery experience into academic inspiration

Julia Zhao (right) and Hui Pu were among the 10 UND research teams awarded funding to hire a postdoctoral associate for a two-year period. The 10 awardees were chosen from 39 research proposals – up from the 31 submitted in the program’s first year. Jackie Lorentz photo/UND Today.

Postdocs on lock

January 12, 2018

Second round of postdoctoral seed funding highlights Grand Challenges and fostering research culture

Out of this world opportunity

Out of this world opportunity

January 12, 2018

High schoolers from across state come to UND for Space Balloon Competition and to work with NASA

UND student Renard Bryant navigates through the web on his computer.  New rankings, released today by U.S. News & World Report, indicate UND’s online program foundation is strong, and will only grow stronger. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Ascending the online ranks

January 9, 2018

UND climbs to a sterling U.S. News & World Report online bachelor’s program ranking

UND Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion Donald Poochigian was an active researcher and publisher throughout his career, with an extensive vita. He presented papers at conferences around the world and was a recognized international scholar. The recently retired Poochigian died Dec. 28, in his native California. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

A passionate scholar

January 9, 2018

University community remembers Donald Poochigian