Articles by: Jan Orvik

William Caraher and Bret Weber, UND associate professors of history and social work, respectively, have released the latest edition of a growing library of co-authored books about life in the oil-laden Bakken area of western North Dakota. (Above) Weber and Caraher are center in a photo taken in 2015 in the heart of the Bakken Oil Formation, with fellow Bakken researchers, John Holmgren, faculty member at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania;  Aaron Hoffman, a student at Franklin & Marshall College, Richard Rothaus, North Dakota University System vice chancellor; and Kostis Kourelis, from Franklin & Marshall College. Image courtesy of John Holmgren.

A tourist guide to the Bakken

December 5, 2017

New book offers 10 tours of oilfields and insider information

Members of the North Dakota National Guard Delta Company 1-112th Aviation Battalion, based in Fargo, recently took advantage of realistic training by officials with UND's physician assistant program and the Simulation Center, housed with in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Images courtesy of the SMHS.

Soldiers team with Med School for realistic training

November 30, 2017

National Guard flight medics learn trauma skills at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences

UND Law School transfer students

‘Part of the community’

November 28, 2017

UND Law transfer students talk about experiences in new home, school

The University has the capacity to help solve rural issues, said Thomasine Heitkamp, a UND Professor in the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines,  who with grand challenge team members invited the federal representatives to campus for a UND Discovery grand challenge event earlier this week. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

‘Speed dating’ for research

November 16, 2017

Thomasine Heitkamp heads up event helping feds and researchers address rural health and social issues

UND President Mark Kennedy visits with attendees of the annual Thanksgiving dinner for retirees event, held recently in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Pictured left to right, are Kay Roch, Larry Roch, Richard Olson, Jan Olson. Special to UND Today by Richard Larson.

Catching up with friends

November 16, 2017

UND’s annual Thanksgiving dinner of retirees draws about 250 for feast and fellowship

Cara Hagren, a UND alum and currently the interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity, recently had the interim tag removed from her title and now holds the position permanently. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Halgren takes the helm

November 14, 2017

Cara Halgren has interim tag removed as she follows a calling to become new permanent VP for Student Affairs and Diversity

Advisors of the One UND Strategic Plan ship commander and UND President Mark Kennedy – including the President’s Cabinet, Strategic Plan goal captains and student representation – were called together Sept. 25 for a final review of the full project charter. The document defines the objectives and scope of the plan and contains a framework for analysis of the plan’s costs, resources and risks.

‘Good bones’ all part of master plan

November 9, 2017

Campus planners look to pull University together, preserve legacy of structures to meet current and future needs

North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle (center).  Left to right Daniel J. Crothers, Gerald W. VandeWalle, Lisa K. Fair McEvers,

Making the case

November 7, 2017

North Dakota Supreme Court justices hear cases at UND School of Law, judge student competition

l-r; Cross-campus collaboration with research being done with Brad Rundquist (Georgraphy) Cristina Oncea and Gary Schwartz (both Papulation Health) are researching radon exposure and the incidence of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in North Dakota. Radon exposure causes about half the instances of lung cancer in the U.S.   (Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today)

Radon on the radar

October 31, 2017

UND Geography and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences team up to study cancer-causing possibilities of hidden gas prevalent in North Dakota

This year, UND's annual Admissions Fall Open House, which takes place the third week of October during the North Dakota and Minnesota Education Association school break, hosted more than 2,000 prospective students and their family members Oct. 19 and 20. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Rolling out the red carpet

October 31, 2017

Annual fall open house, unique to UND, draws more than 2,000 prospective students and family members

This latest mission features two new research modules for plant production and extravehicular activities, funded with a new NASA grant of $750,000. It began in September 2015 and is scheduled to end in August 2018.

One small step

October 19, 2017

UND Space Studies students confined to Lunar-Mars Habitat for 14 days in one-of-a-kind NASA-funded research mission

Hess/Drilling Systems Drilling Simulator Lab

Virtual view

October 17, 2017

New laboratories from private industry partner Hess/Drilling Systems bring the Bakken to UND petroleum engineering students

In addition to researching comics and graphic novels, UND Education Professor Marcus Weaver-Hightower, who describes himself as a decent artist, also writes them. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Not just for kids

October 16, 2017

UND Education professor finds comics and graphic novels can help young and old alike learn

Elizabeth Fenn, who chaired the history department at the University of Colorado-Boulder and is on research leave from there, is a graduate of Duke and Yale Universities, and spent eight years working as an auto mechanic before returning to Yale to complete her doctorate.  Photo by Jan Orvik.

At the heart of the world

October 12, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Elizabeth Fenn enthralls UND-hosted conference with tales of Mandan people

Chris Jacobs

In memoriam: Chris Jacobs

October 10, 2017

Campus and community mourns loss of UND educator, filmmaker and all-around good man