Articles by: Jan Orvik

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences' students are given technical instructionon the state-of-the-art  "da Vinci Surgical Robot" recently.  One way SMHS faculty researchers teach students is by ringing knowledge and cutting-edge technology into the classroom.  Photo by Tyler Ingahm.

On the cutting edge

April 25, 2017

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences students get up close and personal with ‘da Vinci,’ the surgical robot

Rebecca Romsdahl, associate professor of Earth system science and policy at UND, grew up on a farm in Minnesota, and has worked as a park ranger for the National Park Service.  She’s channeled her love for the outdoors, a passion for making science useful, and the joy of teaching into national expertise on climate change policies. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Earth Week: Romsdahl revels in policy side of going green

April 18, 2017

UND professor is global expert on climate change and how governments – local to international – address it

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences' students are given technical instructionon the state-of-the-art  "da Vinci Surgical Robot" recently.  One way SMHS faculty researchers teach students is by ringing knowledge and cutting-edge technology into the classroom.  Photo by Tyler Ingahm.

Health education: Another budget dilemma

April 13, 2017

Proposed federal cuts could impact UND’s ability to prepare allied health professionals for service in North Dakota

UND College of Business & Public Administration Dean Margaret Williams is leaving the College this month to become dean of the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Photo by Shawna Schill.

The business of growth

April 11, 2017

Dean Margaret Williams leaves her College positioned for continued success

Mike Mann (left), Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Institute for Energy Studies executive director, and Steve Benson, EERC associate vice president for research, have combined forces to help Valley City State University develop technology for its new steam plant that would produce and sell activated carbon in partnership with the private sector. In an era of budget cuts, this technology could potentially make money and pay for the cost of heating and cooling the campus. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Picking up steam

April 11, 2017

UND teams with NDUS partner Valley City State on technology to power campus for the long term

Julie LeFever, director of the Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library on the UND campus, stands in the newly expanded area of the library, during a Monday, Sept. 26 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Largely unknown legacy of Julie LeFever

April 4, 2017

Longtime North Dakota geologist, based at UND, posthumously honored for wealth of knowledge that helped Bakken boom

UND Master of Public Administration student Nick Jensen recently went to New York City for an international policy contest for which he was paired with three Ivy League students. His team took first place and he was named MVP. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Rising to the top

March 30, 2017

UND MPA student brings home public policy prize for world food security simulation, places internationally

UND Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Joshua Wynne discusses possible budget reductions while seeking input during a recently Faculty Academic Council meeting. The council is made up of associate deans, chairs, and faculty.  Photo by Tyler Ingham

Menu of options

March 28, 2017

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences releases possible budget cuts

Dakota Krout poses with an electronic version of one of his fantasy genre novels, "Dungeon Born." Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Programmer pens second book in fantasy series

March 23, 2017

Latest work by UND Computer Science student Dakota Krout has spent weeks atop genre lists on Amazon

UND Nurse Anesthesia Program

Tradition of leadership

March 21, 2017

UND’s Nurse Anesthesia program celebrates 30 years of excellence in supplying the healthcare workforce needs of the region

Grant Tomkinson, associate professor of kinesiology and public health education at UND, poses with a Velotron cycle, which he uses to test people for different kinds of exercise physiology.  Tomkinson recently published an international study that says kids' fitness levels are declining across the globe, leading to health problems later in life. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Rethinking fitness

March 14, 2017

In new publication, UND kinesiologist Grant Tomkinson throws a clinical red flag on kids’ declining health around the globe

Ali Haider (left), a UND Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, adjusts a sophisticated headpiece on Ben Johnson, a recent UND electrical engineering grad, for a Brain Computer Interface project.  UND Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Reza Fazel-Rezai (far right) monitors the experiment. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Future focus: Intersection of medicine and engineering

March 10, 2017

Innovative new program combines strengths of North Dakota’s big research universities

Diego Rodriguez (second from right), a master's student in cello from Venezuela, receives his award at the first-ever UND Grad Research Achievement Day. Rodriguez is joined by Grant McGimpsey,(left)  vice president for research & economic development; UND President Mark Kennedy and UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Grand day for grads

March 7, 2017

First-ever Graduate Research Achievement Day showcases wide variety of student scholarship

Justin Germann, a senior geology major, holds a slice from the "Colgate" meteorite.  The meteorite, found in October 1999 near Colgate, N.D., by Tod Erickson, is thought to be the largest ever to land in the state.  It weighed 84-86 pounds. Photo by Richard Larson.

Mega meteorite

February 28, 2017

UND geology faculty students get another first-hand glimpse of largest space rock ever found in state

Emily Taylor shows off her "lace" collar that she made out of a bicycle tire inner tube. Taylor, a UND Theatre Arts master's degree student, used her "trash to treasure" style to win a prestigious scholarship to a stagecraft school in Las Vegas. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Trash to treasure garners prestigious theatre scholarship

February 21, 2017

Emily Taylor’s innovative designs on display starting tonight for opening of ‘The Nether’ at Burtness Lab Theater