Archive for February, 2018

The XXII Winter Games concluded this weekend in PyeonChang and all eight current or former UND hockey players as well as curler Joe Polo, who also studied at UND, made their respective countries burst with pride.  Image courtesy of UND Athletics.

Gold rush

February 27, 2018

Winter Olympic spotlight shines on UND alum athletes and support staff

UND President Mark Kennedy dropped by the Spirit Week “Pay It Forward” table on Wednesday afternoon. One of the table attendants, UND Student Ambassador Allie Harvey (left), was notified just a couple of hours later that she had been randomly chosen for a $5,000 Spirit Week/Giving Hearts Day scholarship. Photo courtesy of Sam Melquist/UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

5 days of philanthropic ‘Thanks’

February 27, 2018

Six more students awarded $5,000 donor-supported scholarships during UND Spirit Week

University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott presents the UND Foundation/B.C. Gamble Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research or Creative Activity, and Service to
Daphne Pedersen (Sociology) at the 2018 Founders Day celebration on Feb. 22. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Party like it’s 1883

February 27, 2018

Annual Founders Day banquet honors faculty and staff from teaching, research and service

UND Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Fred Remer recently expanded his teaching from on-campus to online in order to keep serving the next generation of pilots and weather experts.  Photo by  Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Online and upward

February 27, 2018

Prof makes inroads toward digital education delivery, advises balance between on-campus/distance learning

Nocturnal spinning

Nocturnal spinning

February 27, 2018

Tuesdays at the Wellness Center are for Night Ride classes — fast-paced cycling to heart-thumping jams amid neon lights

UND alum and legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson was named to the 2018 class of Sioux Award recipients. The award is the highest UND alumni honor. (Above) Jackson visits with a UND honors psychology class on campus in 2008. Photo by Chuck Kimmerle.

Class acts

February 22, 2018

NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson heads up a 2018 Sioux Award class of alumni movers and shakers

UND is unveiling a revamped Honors pgoram. What they’ve crafted is a program that’s not only more relevant and flexible for students, but also one that branches out across disciplines on campus. Photo by  Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

New approaches for Honors

February 22, 2018

Revamped UND program presents two new pathways for student success

Callegari, a junior, transferred to UND after playing out a scholarship at his first American university, North Carolina Central. He says, . “I heard about the reputation of UND around the country and from some of my mates that play tennis. I was really impressed and I’m proud to be here.” Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Student-athlete of the Month: Davide Callegari

February 22, 2018

Italian tennis transfer holds serve on the court and in the classroom at UND

Gaming for impact

Gaming for impact

February 22, 2018

UND medical researchers turn their attention to gamers to raise awareness of the dangers of radon

Trivia night

Trivia night

February 22, 2018

Intellectual gloves come off as students, staff, faculty and administrators vie for BMOC (Brainiac Master Of Campus)

Kelli Dean-Hendricks and Nicole Gannucci are part of the UND's Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC).  Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today

Female cadets indicate ROTC ‘about face’

February 20, 2018

UND alum and ROTC commander uses adventure and engagement to recruit larger diverse class

Stephanie Walker, Dean of Libraries & Information Resources, demonstrates how the MagicBox works. The display unit for art, artifacts, rare books, and physical objects will allow the user to touch the screen and page through books, and steam video. The MagicBox will have a Grand Opening of the first digital exhibit of Elwyn B. Robinson's History of North Dakota: A Multimedia Exhibit Wednesday, February 21, from 4-6p.m. at the Chester Fritz Library.         (Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today)

‘MagicBox’ reveals future of history

February 20, 2018

UND library’s cutting-edge multimedia display features digitized work of famed North Dakota historian; public open house set for Wednesday

Jack Marcil, longtime UND donor and founder of regional media giant Forum Communication, took advantage of the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund, which, for every $2 given by a donor, matches it with another dollar.  Marcil says he attributes his success to his UND education. Image courtesy of Jack Marcil.

Endowing the future

February 20, 2018

New endowments at UND Law strengthen school, benefit students

A research team in the UND Department of Petroleum Engineering, led by Hadi Jabbari (front center) is digging deep into this challenging resource and developing ways to get more oil out—part of a host of strategies collectively called Enhanced Oil Recovery, or EOR. Image courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

Injecting more life in the Bakken

February 20, 2018

UND research developing better extraction methods to prolong lifespan of one of the world’s largest oil reserves

Culture smash

Culture smash

February 20, 2018

UND’s annual Feast of Nations celebration has grown into the biggest multicultural event in the region