Articles by: Jan Orvik

UND's Sara Kaiser (left) and Donna Smith are heading up a student survey, which launches Feb. 19, on demographics, sexual violence, and diversity and inclusion. The more students respond, they say, the richer  and more useful the information will be in the end. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Talking about tough topics

February 15, 2018

Student survey on sexual violence, diversity and inclusion launches Feb. 19 in quest to ensure welcoming campus

Sally Page joined UND in 1977 to lead the Affirmative Action and Compliance Office. Over nearly 40 years, she cemented a reputation as fair in her dealings with employees and in her role as a protector the institution.

Sally Page — dedication and longevity

February 8, 2018

Longtime UND staffer and pioneer in affirmative action remembered as leader on campus and in the community

UND Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering Wayne Seames recently wrote a new textbook that may revolutionize how an important chemical engineering concept is taught. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Transformational teaching

February 6, 2018

Chemical Engineering Professor Wayne Seames on a mission for much-needed modernizing of core course

With the return of the computer science department to the College of Engineering and Mines, the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education approved a proposal to combine departments into a new School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science in December. Photo by Tyler Ingham?UND Today.

Engineering’s new era

February 1, 2018

Dean: added school, labs and degrees forecast ‘bright skies ahead’ for College

Foerster, a native of Pisek, N.D., and a doctoral student in chemical engineering, is working to convert waste products from soybeans into high-value carbon fiber, which is stronger and more stiff than steel, yet lighter. It’s used in planes, cars, and even golf clubs. He took first place in the recent three Minute Thesis Competition at UND.  Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Rapid-fire research

February 1, 2018

UND grad students pull out best ‘elevator pitches’ at Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Harold Hamm receives a shirt bearing the Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering afer his question and answer period. Left to right with his President Kennedy, Dr. Vamegh Rasouli (back), Dean Hesham El- Rewini ane Dr. Stephan Nordeng.

Billionaire’s advice

January 30, 2018

Bakken drilling pioneer and major UND benefactor Harold Hamm answers questions from students

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Serving and learning – pro bono

January 25, 2018

UND Physical Therapy clinic gives while providing students best training in the business

Maridee Shogren, director of the doctor of nursing practice program in the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, who along with Thomasine Heitkamp (left) and others, are promoting screening throughout North Dakota and with students at UND through an evidence-based intervention tool knowns as Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Investing in intervention

January 23, 2018

UND on leading edge of new approaches to identify and intercept opioid, alcohol abuse

In the wake of transition at UND's American Indian Student Services, rather than focusing on organizational structure, UND Vice President of Student Affais & Diversity Cara Halgren said she and her staff have been spending a lot of time looking at academics and services, how they fit into the strategic plan (Goal No. 5, fostering an inclusive campus climate), and how they could be improved. That includes retention and recruitment.  UND Archival image.

The big picture

January 16, 2018

UND looks to best serve American Indian students through implementation of strategic plan

UND Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion Donald Poochigian was an active researcher and publisher throughout his career, with an extensive vita. He presented papers at conferences around the world and was a recognized international scholar. The recently retired Poochigian died Dec. 28, in his native California. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

A passionate scholar

January 9, 2018

University community remembers Donald Poochigian

A holiday blast

A holiday blast

December 14, 2017

Alumni Association’s annual holiday bash spills over with festive cheers

UND Law student Ryan Rehberg will go to Capitol Hill in March as one of 10 in the nation chosen for the VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship. There, he will advocate a change to Veterans Affairs policy affecting emergency services for veterans. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Soldier in the court

December 12, 2017

UND Law student keeps military connections alive by make a difference for vets on Capitol Hill

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