Articles by: David Dodds

UND Football coach Kyle “Bubba” Schweigert and UND President Mark Kennedy (right) are surrounded by celebrating Fighting Hawks players after they came from behind to stun the Northern Arizona Lumber Jacks Saturday, Nov. 12, to earn the team’s first Big Sky Conference Championship in football in school history. Photo by Shawna Schill.

We are the champions

November 15, 2016 at

UND Fighting Hawks teams win not one but two Big Sky Conference titles in one day, and in thrilling fashion, on Saturday

UND Aerospace’s Kim Kenville (left) and Dean Paul Lindseth cut the ribbon, signifying partial completion of a major project to replace the Flight School’s concrete aircraft parking areas surrounding the Flight Operations Center at the Grand Forks International Airport. UND will seek additional funding to complete the project in the next biennium. Photo by Shawna Schill.

On solid ground

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UND Aerospace thanks legislators for funding partial completion of major repairs to aircraft parking ramps at the airport

UND sophomore forward Mike Gornall takes a shot on Minnesota goal tender Eric Schierhorn at Mariucci Arena Saturday night on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. This past weekend’s two-game series was the first time in three years that the two teams had faced off in a game. Photo by Russ Hons/ UND Athletics.

Rivalry renewed

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UND and Minnesota men’s hockey teams resume their storied cold war after a three-year hiatus with two instant classics in Minneapolis

UND students, part of a collaboration with students from NDSU in Fargo, show of their version of a “CubeSat,” a miniature satellite that is slated to be launched into space and orbit the Earth early next year. In the image, left to right, are Skye Leake, Michael Hirsch, Christian Peterson, Jeremy Straub and Karl Schmaltz.  Straub is heading up the project at UND and NDSU. He is a Ph.D. graduate of UND’s Computer Sciences Department and currently works as a faculty member in NDSU’s Computer Science division. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

First in flight

November 8, 2016 at

UND and NDSU students collaborate on what would be North Dakota’s pioneer free-flying satellite

UND biology student Nate Schroeder recently whisked himself to Washington, D.C., acting upon a personal invitation to have dinner with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden. Schroeder was one of a select handful of people to be honored by the Vice President for standing up against sexual assault and other violence. Photo Courtesy of the Office of the Vice President of the United State.

Dinner with the Veep

November 3, 2016 at

UND’s Nate Schroeder personally invited to Vice President Joe Biden’s residence to be honored for combatting sexual assault and other violence

The course textbook merely provides background material to guide class discussions on current events in UND Associate Professor of Political Science Bo Wood’s “Political Behavior” class. The discussions among drive the learning, he says. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Model behavior

November 1, 2016 at

UND political scientist encourages in-class debate among students as a way to understand current state of politics and varying ideologies of others

Leon Osborne (center), with his wife, Kathy, and son, John, enjoy a laugh during a tribute event for the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at UND. More than 100 people attended the event for Osborne to celebrate his career and accomplishments. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Feet on the ground, head in the clouds

October 25, 2016 at

Friends and colleagues take time to celebrate career and accomplishments of Leon Osborne, the so-called ‘People’s Weatherman’ from UND

UND Space Studies Associate Professor Pablo de León looks on as former UND grad student Tiffany Swarmer, wearing one of his latest versions of the UND NDX space suit system, manipulates a camera. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Out of this world

October 20, 2016 at

UND space engineer takes the spotlight at Smithsonian, shows up in centerfold of November issue of National Geographic magazine

Musician, therapist and cancer survivor Christine Baze brings her message of pain, hope and prevention to an audience at UND Chester Fritz Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Baze fought and survived invasive cervical cancer, a disease brought on by HPV, an extremely preventable virus if the vaccine is taken.

Cancer’s swan songstress

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Musician Christine Baze is leading the chorus when it comes urging men and women to get vaccinated against highly preventable HPV

Members of the UND Nursing Student Association march down University Avenue on campus on Saturday, Oct. 15, in the annual Homecoming Day Parade – UND’s 100th Homecoming Celebration. Homecoming Week, this year, was made even more special because of generous contributions from businesses, such as Rydell Cars, allowing expanded marketing and advertising for the centennial celebration.

Hail alma mater

October 18, 2016 at

UND Alumni Association and Foundation uses contribution from local business to make 100th Homecoming celebration one to remember

President Kennedy visited the campus September 25, 1963. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and presented a speech on the need to conserve natural resources. A crowd of 10,000 filled the UND Fieldhouse, and thousands more waited outside for a glimpse of the president. The UND seal is in the background.

JFK revisited

October 13, 2016 at

Mark Kennedy taps into late U.S. President’s legacy of unity in call for campus to come together as ‘One UND’

UND alum Matt Dunlevy, the CEO of a successful UAS industry start-up business, SkySkopes, personifies the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration at UND. He’s blended an educational background in history and aviation to build a growing business that is making waves in the UAS community around the world.

Legacy of collaboration

October 11, 2016 at

President Kennedy highlights interdisciplinary links across campus

UND student Brooke Riendeau (left), with the Grand Forks Mobile Farmers Market, and colleague Hannah Harman chat with UND employees on Tuesday, Sept. 13, near the UND Memorial Union. Riendeau and Harman helped operate the mobile farmers market out of an old-style trolley car. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Market on wheels

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UND nursing student teams with local proprietors to bring fresh veggies and other healthy consumables to campus in an old-style trolley car.

UND Assistant Professor of English Sheila Liming performs a member of the Celtic music band, Callan. Liming is a bag-piping expert and recently wrote an essay for The Atlantic magazine about the instrument. Photo courtesy of the band.

Princess of the pipes

October 5, 2016 at

UND’s Sheila Liming pens essay for ‘The Atlantic’ on the bagpipe’s links to Rock-and-Roll and why the instrument is the brash rebel of the music world.

A study by former grad student Sam Morton may help put to rest the "muscle-bound myth" concerning strength training, observes UND faculty member Jim Whitehead.

Olympics around the world

October 5, 2016 at

UND faculty members have rich and varied perspectives when it comes to sport on the global stage.