Articles by: David Dodds


Diana Kostrzewski named interim dean

December 11, 2018

Provost taps nursing professional with more than 40 years experience in healthcare delivery/education to lead College

John Mihelich will serve as Interim Vice President until a replacement is found.

UND names Interim Research VP, launches search

December 4, 2018

John Mihelich to serve until permanent successor found for current VP Grant McGimpsey

The University of North Dakota has decided to reopen the long-time nine-hole course and driving range, immediately south of the main campus, as a multiuse activity area that will host public recreational golf, some UND Athletics events and a bold new proposal for autonomous systems research, education and training, as early as the fall of 2019.

Ray Richards Golf Course to reopen in 2019

November 27, 2018

Vast green space set for comeback as multiuse recreational and drone-activity hub

Askelson, working with colleagues like Paul Snyder, a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education and training at UND, has an ambitious proposal to make the UND campus and nearby Ray Richard’s Golf Course an autonomous urban test bed and education/training range, respectively.
The former would turn the UND campus into a “please fly zone,” an island where UAS and other autonomous systems are free to integrate with society in a quasi-urban setting.

Big step for UND, giant leap for UAS in society

November 27, 2018

UND looks to set up test zones to integrate unmanned systems on main campus, Ray Richards Golf Course

Since that time, UND’s administration has received a number of queries from faculty and staff members about a new VSIP at UND. Today’s announcement serves as UND’s intention to provide that opportunity to tenured faculty and staff members, effective Monday, ¬Dec. 3, 2018. The application period will end at 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. UND archival photo.

UND to offer renewed faculty and staff voluntary separation incentives

November 20, 2018

New program is a response to employee requests and not tied to budgetary concerns

The North Dakota National Guard's Camp Grafton Training Center is an ideal venue for UND UAS operators to conduct workshops, conferences and training exercises. The camp's unique capability to seamlessly move from conference room to a 10,000-acre field environment is possible thanks, in part, to agreements to conduct UAS research and testing with the North Plains UAS Test Site near Grand Forks.  Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Space to fly

November 9, 2018

UND representatives attend DHS’s Future UAS Threat Workshop at Camp Grafton Training Center

Provost Tom DiLorenzo, implementation captain for Goal No. 6 (to meet the educational needs of active-duty and veteran students), presents a Lucite memento to Lt. Col. Jason Murphy, head of the Army Reserve Officer Training Battalion at UND and member of the Goal No. 6 committee for the One UND Strategic Plan. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Celebration time

November 8, 2018

University honors ‘One UND’ strategic planners one year after successful launch and implementation

UND President Mark Kennedy presents his special assistant and "chief of staff" Angelique Foster with a President's Medal, one of the highest honors the president can bestow. Foster, who will be leaving the University in May, was instrumental in the successful implementation of the One UND Strategic Plan. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Foster–ing success

November 8, 2018

Special assistant to the President turned ‘chief of staff’ Angelique Foster rewarded with President’s Medal

IMLH No. 6 crew members exit module on Oct. 24.

Down to Earth

October 25, 2018

UND ‘astronauts’ emerge from 14-day simulated mission to Mars in good spirits

UND officials have asked that the matter be pulled from this week’s agenda while it reconsiders a number of factors related to the potential land sale, including making sure that the original wishes of the donor of the land, UND alumnus Ray Richards, are being honored. UND archival photo.

UND reconsiders future of golf course land

October 23, 2018

University committed to honoring donor Ray Richards’ original gift intent

In high demand

In high demand

October 16, 2018

UND student-nurses, grads highly sought after by nation’s elite medical centers

Family Weekend

Family affair

October 11, 2018

Family Weekend serves up huge Fighting Hawks sports contests, fun on-campus activities for students and love ones

A team of SEECS students, many undergrads, from Ranganathan’s research group recently published 15 peer-reviewed papers and articles on a wide range of topics, including cyber security, social engineering attacks and impacts, GPS spoofing and exploitation, demand-forecasting for electricity pricing, and smart-home vulnerabilities. Image courtesy of Prakash Ranganathan.

On the leading edge

October 9, 2018

UND School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students burst into research early

UND Provost Thomas DiLorenzo (second from left) along with Vice President of Research, Grant McGimpsey, (left) formalize the plans for their new structure and move to the Tech Accelerator in a meeting in Twamley Hall, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2018.

Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND TODAY

Research on the move

October 9, 2018

Provost announces plans for Vice President for Research & Economic Development to occupy Tech Accelerator building

Walker, along with Cheryl Hunter, chair of the Department of Teaching, Leadership & Professional Practice, recently secured a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to bring its first cohort of 14 students to campus to train teachers in the Lakota language and earn their degree in elementary and secondary education. Graduates will teach elementary and secondary learners at tribal and reservation schools in North Dakota and South Dakota.

‘LEAP’ forward for Lakota language

October 4, 2018

UND College of Education lands $1.4 M federal grant to prepare next generation of teachers in indigenous linguistics