Articles by: Jan Orvik

Hesham El-Rewini (front, second from right), dean of the College of Engineering & Mines, has accepted a position as provost of Marymount University in Virginia. And even though he’s leaving campus (in July), he’s not checking out just yet, he said. (Above) El-Rewini presents college benefactor Harold Hamm with a pullover that reads: Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering. El Rewini and Hamm were joined by UND President Mark Kennedy, Vamegh Rasouli, petroleum engineering; and Stephen Nordeng, geology & geological engineering. UND archival photo.

Mind on UND

March 7, 2019 at

Hesham El-Rewini, named provost at Marymount University in Virginia, committed to ‘strong finish here’

Celebrating 136 years of UND, this year's Founders Day honored faculty, staff and the Memorial Union, which will be replaced by a new campus hub. Archival image.

Heart – and hearth – of UND

March 5, 2019 at

Founders Day banquet celebrates UND’s 136th anniversary, faculty and staff and the Memorial Union

Michael McGinniss, associate professor of law at UND, has been named dean of the School of Law. Photo by Rob Carolin/School of Law.

McGinniss named Law School dean

February 26, 2019 at

Associate professor at UND’s School of Law since 2010 chosen to lead after internal search

Julia Ernst

Living history

February 26, 2019 at

Mayflower descendant Julia Ernst to intersect family history, American democracy at next Faculty Lecture

Jack Weinstein, philosophy professor at the University of North Dakota, discusses his radio show "Why Radio" on-air at the Prairie Public studio in Grand Forks, N.D. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2015. Weinstein started "Why Radio" in 2009.

Podcast philosophy

February 21, 2019 at

Jack Russell Weinstein’s ‘Why? Radio’ program celebrates 10 years on the air waves

A $3.2 million award from the Department of Energy will allow the EERC to investigate the geologic storage of CO2 associated with enhanced oil recovery, and how this approach could be expanded across the Williston Basin. The Williston Basin, the hear of which is in North Dakota, contains some of the largest oil reserves in North America. Image courtesy of Kari Suedel/EERC.

Bakken game changer?

February 20, 2019 at

EERC researcher eyes ‘win-win-win project’ to cut emissions, store carbon and boost oil production

UND was recently awarded a Clinical and Translational Research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to work with researchers and medical providers in the Dakotas, including North Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota, Sanford Health, and other hospital systems throughout the region to better understand cancer and its causes, and to develop effective treatments for the disease. Image courtesy of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

School of Medicine nets $20.3M cancer research grant

February 20, 2019 at

UND will use funding to help health providers and researchers address cancer in the Dakotas

High tech, high touch

High tech, high touch

February 14, 2019 at

New digital tools to help recruit students and enhance their overall campus experience

UND saw one of its largest Winter Commencement classes graduate in December, thanks to series of strategic barrier busting moves that have students dancing out the door degrees in hand.

Doing the graduation dance

February 7, 2019 at

Strategic efforts, and a little fun along the way, helping students secure degrees earlier Students often dance for joy asRead More

UND Chief Information Officer Madhavi Marasinghe stands in the Data Center on the UND campus. Starting September 15, Marasinghe says a new centralized unit will connect UND's IT staff and functions of CILT’s information technology support team with Administrative Services Technology. The teaching enhancement and education technology arm of CILT will be integrated into the new Teaching Transformation and Development Academy known as  TTaDA. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Embracing technology

February 7, 2019 at

CIO lays out tech upgrades to keep campus cyber safe, bolster research and enhance student experiences

UND adds new faculty

UND adds new faculty

January 31, 2019 at

Six new members of the University community talk about their first impressions

Johnson echoed Kennedy in saying UND can help the state transition to capturing jobs the new age of automation will create through research, innovation and education. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Positioning UND – and state – to swim

January 29, 2019 at

Latest Provost Forum touches on legislative testimony, budget planning and HR evaluations

He has just published the sixth and final book in the series, “Radio Frequency Cell Site Engineering Made Easy.” The books have been well-received, and he’s been contacted by other publishers. Now he’s helping his students publish as well. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

UND professor helped launch wireless age

January 29, 2019 at

Dedicated teacher Saleh Faruque now busy publishing popular how-to series on radio frequencies

The University will issue a request for proposals (RFP) next month for residential and retail dining plans in the new Memorial Union and across campus. The goal is to offer food options that attract people to the University, aid in recruitment, and entice more students to live on campus. All options will be considered, including forming a public-private partnership with an external vendor. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Options on the table

January 22, 2019 at

Plans in the works to use food to draw people to campus

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.

Like ‘Ted Talks’ for theses

January 17, 2019 at

UND ‘3MT’ national finalist Ian Forester set bar high; now new crop of students ready for next competition Jan. 23