Articles by: David Dodds

(Front to back) Body Graff, Maple Grove, Minn.; Luke Schurtz, Chicago; and Max Lambrecht, Shakopee, Minn., check out the inner workings of new Piper Archer II single-engine aircraft on display during a recent open house put on by UND Aerospace. Eventually, the flight school estimates it could have as many as 65 of the new Archer aircraft available for student training. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Refining the fleet

November 29, 2016 at

UND Aerospace expected to change out more than half of its existing training aircraft with new Piper Archers

The 2016 UND Volleyball squad pose for a team photo shortly after securing its first-ever berth in the 64-team NCAA Division I national tournament. The Fight Hawks defeated the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks in straight sets Saturday night at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in its quest to become the Big Sky Conference and Tournament champion. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Dance for two

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UND volleyball and football make Division I school history on consecutive days as each is selected for spots in the NCAA post-season

A UND student test our virtual reality technology supplied by Rockwell Collins during a recent presentation held at UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Rockwell Collins donated a Virtual Avionics Procedure Trainer, which UND Aerospace can use to train students to fly certain aircraft without leaving the ground. Photo by Shawn Schill.

High-tech training

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UND Aerospace students get up-close-and-personal look at life in a working cockpit through virtual reality technology

David Delene, a UND atmospheric scientist, recently was awarded funding from North Dakota’s Centers of Excellence Commission (COE) to further improve understanding of how precipitation develops in clouds. His work could lead to more effective cloud seeding applications to reduce hail, enhance rain and conduct snow augmentation in parts of the world that need it. Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND’s rainmaker lands funding

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David Delene will help the private sector improve weather-modification products for optimizing cloud precipitation, reducing hail

Al Royce, a UND alumnus and national chairman of the American Heart Association, recently was induced into the Department of Accountancy’s Hall of Fame along with fellow alum, Jeff Gendreau, a partner with the national accounting firm, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause. Both men are strong advocates for nonprofit organizations. Photo Courtesy of the American Heart Association.

Business sense, with a heart

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UND celebrates national Nonprofit Awareness Month with two new Hall of famers and an enhanced mission to combine community service with business chops

Bruce Horwitz, a national expert on substance abuse screening and intervention, addresses an audience of North Dakota behavioral healthcare professionals on Monday, Nov. 14, at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Photo courtesy of Thomasine Heitkamp.

Making a difference

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UND Nursing hosts workshop for state behavioral health professionals on reducing substance abuse in their communities

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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