Archive for May, 2021

UND, Grand Forks recognized for ‘Town & Gown’ collaboration

UND, Grand Forks recognized for ‘Town & Gown’ collaboration

May 27, 2021 at

Award from International Town & Gown Association honors vibrant partnerships between campus and community

Kathryn (Kay) Lawrence, a 1941 UND graduate, is the first woman to graduate from the University with a pilot's license. She died in a training accident in 1943 while flying for the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).

Remembering UND’s woman aviation pioneer

May 27, 2021 at

University’s first woman pilot gave her life for her country in World War II

A loving hand

A loving hand

May 27, 2021 at

UND student engineers use microcontrollers, 3D-printed parts to create biomechanical prosthetic for local man

Frank Xiao (middle) poses for a photo with two of his PhD students, Pavan Challa Sasi and Ali Alinezhad. Photo courtesy of Frank Xiao.

A CAREER move

May 27, 2021 at

UND’s Frank Xiao earns prestigious $500,000 NSF award for quest to mitigate effects of harmful manmade chemicals

Open for the fall

Open for the fall

May 27, 2021 at

President Armacost encourages vaccinations, drops mask requirement

Image courtesy of UND Athletics.

Hunter Pinke named 2021 Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award recipient

May 27, 2021 at

UND Football captain recognized among six student-athletes for overcoming the odds to achieve academic, athletic success

With over 20 contributors and 60 selections, Backstories takes the reader from the East Coast’s Delmarva Peninsula to the American and Canadian Midwest, the Mexican-American border, to Hawaii and beyond and situate the kitchen across a range of cultural and historical contexts. Book cover design by Paul Forest.

From COVID to comfort

May 26, 2021 at

New book from UND Digital Press explores complex history of rural women and the kitchen

Commencement 2021: ‘Be the leaders who light the path ahead’

Commencement 2021: ‘Be the leaders who light the path ahead’

May 18, 2021 at

Every challenge the Class of 2021 will face presents an opportunity to lead, President Armacost tells graduates

Born in a refugee camp and blind since age 6, Menuka Rai now is a graduate of UND

Born in a refugee camp and blind since age 6, Menuka Rai now is a graduate of UND

May 18, 2021 at

And that’s just the beginning, as Rai is determined to help others via pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy

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‘In the blink of an eye’

May 18, 2021 at

Retiring geography professor, former department chair Paul Todhunter reflects on 32 years at UND

Armacost: Legislative session’s impact on UND mostly positive

Armacost: Legislative session’s impact on UND mostly positive

May 18, 2021 at

The North Dakota Legislature took action on almost all of the University’s key initiatives, UND President Andy Armacost says

Lian's experience with Grand Forks County has proven valuable as she moves into leading the student body at UND. One of her goals as president is establishing more connections between the "town and gown" comprising Grand Forks. Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today.

Burgum appoints Gracie Lian of UND to State Board of Higher Ed

May 18, 2021 at

Former president of UND Student Body, North Dakota Student Association will serve one-year term as student representative

Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today.

A day ‘as lovely as a tree’

May 13, 2021 at

UND leaders grab shovels, plant trees to celebrate new Arbor Day Foundation ‘Tree Campus’ designation

The University has the capacity to help solve rural issues, said Thomasine Heitkamp, a UND Professor in the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines,  who with grand challenge team members invited the federal representatives to campus for a UND Discovery grand challenge event earlier this week. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

A rural advocate retires

May 13, 2021 at

Thomasine Heitkamp has spent 39 years helping communities

Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Art project turns spotlight on Red Light districts

May 13, 2021 at

Acacia Geske’s unforgettable ceramics stem in part from a childhood near-miss with human trafficking