Articles by: David Dodds

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

Friday's announcement marked a distinct investment addressing the University's Grand Challenges, one of which is Big Data. McGimpsey, right, says the components of Big Data research underpin the other four Grand Challenges: unmanned systems, energy and sustainability, biomedicine and rural health. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Big day for ‘Big Data’

March 21, 2019 at

Signing ceremony announces $10 million UND investment in Big Data, hiring of six new computational scientists

UND officials, on Monday, used a football analogy to drive home a point for North Dakota lawmakers in Bismarck about the importance of university research. Archival image.

Driving the field

March 19, 2019 at

UND quest for research support in ‘Green Zone’ and ‘Red Zone’ seen as keys to victory

The UND Accounting Department, housed in the Gamble Hall (above), the headquartrers of the UND College of Business & Public Administration, recently received an anonymous 1-million gift to to fund graduate student stipends and set up an endowed chair for the department.

Couple pledges $20M to College of Business & Public Administration, upon state match

March 12, 2019 at

Anonymous alum strongly believes state should support University at highest levels; others poised to give

The Hon. Heather Wilson, U.S. Secretary of the Air Force, will return to campus in May to deliver a commencement address - the first by an off-campus speaker since 2013.

Heather Wilson named commencement speaker

February 28, 2019 at

Secretary of the Air Force, the Hon. Heather Wilson, to deliver Spring Commencement address in May

Thomasine Heitkamp, professor in the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, recently has drawn nearly $8 million in federal grants for UND's efforts to bolster mental health services and combat opioid addiction in rural America.Heitkamp is teaming with fellow UND scholars, such as Meridee Schogren (right), a clinical associate professor of nursing, and others to help administer the training to more mental health providers in rural communities across much of the Great Plains. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

On the offensive

February 20, 2019 at

UND Professor Thomasine Heitkamp secures nearly $8M to fight addictions in rural America

Bethany Springs ,who plays Percy, is on the left, and Gina Uhlir, who plays Shelby, is on the right. Photo Credit Brad Reissig, UND Theatre Arts.

Theatre Arts serves up musical in ‘Spitfire Grill’

February 18, 2019 at

Each night, limited number of audience members will enjoy dessert while they watch the show

Creating our own wave of opportunity

Creating our own wave of opportunity

February 12, 2019 at

UND looks inward to muster resources to invest in future amid sea of uncertainty

The Provost will begin accepting applications immediately, with interviews for potential candidates beginning as early as next week.
After interviews, DiLorenzo plans to meet with the Law School faculty before an announcement is made. UND archival photo.

Provost accepting nominations for Law School deanship

February 5, 2019 at

Provost: Looking forward to working with new Dean on cementing law school strengths, exploring ideas to magnify impact


Road to ‘R1’: Broadening Research Impact

January 23, 2019 at

Quest for highest-research-activity classification helps students, communities and economy