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February's Provost Forum was student service-focused as campus leaders discussed how the Memorial Union's closure and reconstruction will affect UND. Archival image.

Memorial Union: Dawn of new era at UND

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President Wynne shepherds revised plan to decrease student impact of funding new student center; State Board gives go-ahead

Jonathan Geiger

Research with impact

June 18, 2019 at

A month-by-month reflection of UND research successes throughout the 2018-19 Academic year

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

Tom DiLorenzo

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May 28, 2019 at

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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

A new 40-year partnership with Johnson Controls, Inc., is delivering the campus improvements, as well as decades of operational certainty and savings.

Brighter, greener and more comfortable

April 23, 2019 at

Just in time for Earth Day – celebrated Monday — UND investments make for greener tomorrow

UND Space Studies Professor Pablo de León and colleagues test out his UND-developed NDX-1 spacesuit to see if space travelers can perform various tasks in hars space environemnts, such as on the moon or Mars.  Image courtesy of Pablo de León.

UND spacesuit rockets into cosmos

April 23, 2019 at

Fabric from ‘NDX-1’ spacesuit launched Wednesday for yearlong tests on International Space Station

A collaboration between the UAS Operations division at UND Aerospace and Australian-based ag technology company Bee Innovative focuses on the machine-vision-capabilities of Bee Innovative’s current drone platform, “BeeDar,” which tracks bee movements and pollination patterns in real-time and has delivered 20-percent increases in crop yields and returns for Australian farmers season to season. Image courtesy of Bee Innovative.

What’s all the buzz?

April 16, 2019 at

Bee Innovative, UND sign pact to enhance autonomous capability in complex honey bee environments

Tackling the Grand Challenges

Tackling the Grand Challenges

April 16, 2019 at

University investment coupled with homegrown talents helps UND take on some of the world’s greatest societal issues

President Kennedy announced Wednesday he had been selected as the sole finalist for president of the University of Colorado. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

UND’s Mark Kennedy chosen as sole finalist for President of the University of Colorado

April 11, 2019 at

Twelfth University leader credited for implementation of strategic vision, growth in research

Brian Tande has been named interim dean of College of Engineering & Mines. Current dean Hesham El-Rewini announced last month he accepted a provost position at Marymount University in Arlington, Va.

Tande takes Engineering & Mines interim job

April 9, 2019 at

Longtime faculty member says it’s full speed ahead while permanent successor is sought for College

Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, aviation pioneer Clay Lacy and oil and gas businessman Harold Hamm, all friends of the University of North Dakota, are the latest to be approved to receive honorary degrees from the University. (Above) UND Associate Professor of Aviation Ben Trapnell (right) shares a laugh with Heitkamp during her visit to UND's Robin Hall to learn about the school's unmanned aircraft programs. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Brimming with honors

April 2, 2019 at

Heitkamp, Lacy and Hamm latest to receive approval for honorary doctorate degrees from UND

FedEx hand-delivers scholarships

FedEx hand-delivers scholarships

March 28, 2019 at

Leader in package delivery, with mammoth aircraft fleet, sets 20 students on path to be flight instructors It was aRead More

UND recently confirmed that Josh Duhamel will join the University for its spring semester graduation festivities, and will receive an honorary degree. He will appear alongside U.S. Secretary of the Air Force, The Hon. Heather Wilson. Image courtesy of North Dakota Tourism.

Touch of Hollywood

March 21, 2019 at

North Dakota Nice meets Silver Screen: Josh Duhamel set to receive honorary UND degree in May

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

March 21, 2019 at

University looks to integrate unmanned systems across campus as test run for broad commercial use of drones