Articles by: Jan Orvik

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 at

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 at

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 at

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

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.

Billionaire’s advice

January 30, 2018 at

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 at

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

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.

Investing in intervention

January 23, 2018 at

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 at

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 at

University community remembers Donald Poochigian

A holiday blast

A holiday blast

December 14, 2017 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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