Archive for May, 2019

Dr. Joshua Wynne, UND vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named interim president of the University of North Dakota by a unanimous vote from the State Board of Higher Education.

SMHS Dean Joshua Wynne named interim president

May 30, 2019 at

State Board also picks its own, Dr. Casey Ryan, and former UND business dean Dennis Elbert to co-lead committee to replace President Mark Kennedy

A collaboration between the University of Hawaii and the University of North Dakota tested the potential of Box Farm technology to grow fresh produce for future space missions to the moon and Mars. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Aloha, North Dakota

May 28, 2019 at

University of Hawaii students partner with UND Space Studies to test out-of this-world farm concept

Former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp received an honorary degree during this year's commencement proceedings. She served as the first female U.S. Senator from North Dakota. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Q&A: Catching up with Heidi Heitkamp, UND honorary degree recipient

May 28, 2019 at

First U.S. Senator from North Dakota talks about her beloved alma mater

Tom DiLorenzo

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May 28, 2019 at

New communication platform allows subscribers to know immediately when new posts are added through special e-mail alerts

Visitors find career growth, community

Visitors find career growth, community

May 28, 2019 at

Center for Innovation, through U.S. State Department, offers professional experience to six young fellows from Southeast Asia

Icy goodness in name of philanthropy

Icy goodness in name of philanthropy

May 28, 2019 at

UND’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority spreads awareness, raises funding to combat domestic violence with snow cones

last fall, when University leaders worked with schools, colleges and other divisional units on a series of budget planning exercises to make room for continued investments in strategic priorities. Chief among these priorities was the need to take care of all University employees through improved compensation as well as to recruit and retain top-notch talent. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Merit-orious moves

May 21, 2019 at

UND rallies together to reward all employees with salary increases, additional pool for high performers

The UND Flying Team earned championship number 17 this past week at SAFECON 2019. The week-long convention and competition puts collegiate pilots to the ultimate test. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Tops in flight again

May 21, 2019 at

UND earns first place for first time since 2010, marks 17th national championship in NIFA competition

Jake Mattison (left) and Andy Conlon look over plans to improve signage downtown. They both work in City Hall after working for the City of Grand Forks as interns during their time at UND. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Careers close by

May 21, 2019 at

UND students bring sharp skills to City projects through lasting internship program

Energy Enviromental Research Center - EERC

Big deal on Capitol Hill

May 21, 2019 at

EERC’s John Harju testimony before Congress on curbing climate change attracts bipartisan raves

Engaging through gaming

Engaging through gaming

May 20, 2019 at

UND’s Wellness Center adds competitive gaming, known as “esports,” to their intramural lineup

Stefan Tomovic, Pretoria, South Africa, is a University of North Dakota Space Studies student who served as mission commander for the seventh Lunar/Mars Habitat (ILMH) mission completed on May 8. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today.

Science, but no fiction

May 19, 2019 at

UND Space Studies student researchers conclude two extraterrestrial weeks sealed in Inflatable Lunar/Mars Habitat

Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Command and control

May 19, 2019 at

UND, partners expand capability of nation’s first and only multi-user, broad-application UAS Network in North Dakota

Research on the rocks 12,000-feet up

Research on the rocks 12,000-feet up

May 19, 2019 at

UND’s Jeff VanLooy and Ph.D. candidate Lance DiAngelis featured in national public television doc on Rocky Mountain glaciers

More than 2,000 students were eligible to graduate this spring, creating the third-largest graduating class in UND history. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Celebration on the big stage

May 14, 2019 at

Finally — UND grads cap their academic careers in front of thousands of friends and loved ones at commencement ceremonies