Articles by: Jan Orvik

Ciciley Littlewolf, a second-year medical student  at UND's School of Medicine & Health Sciences, is part of the Indians Into Medicine program, which assists American Indian students from middle school through medical school.
Littlewolf is from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeastern Montana. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Set to succeed

February 16, 2017

UND’s INMED students bask in support from middle school to medical school

Jeff Gendreau, an electrical engineering senior from Bismarck, is part of  a UND College of Engineering & Mines Team that will compete in a global Grand Challenges event next month in Washington, D.C. Gendreau will be joined by fellow team members Eric Horton from Andover, Minn.; Joseph Aymond, Grand Forks; and Tyler Kast, Minot.  Photo by Shawna Schill.

Up to the challenge

February 16, 2017

UND Engineering team’s healthy-food app one of only a dozen destined for national competition next month in Washington, D.C.

UND Professor of Music James Popejoy (left) and Guanlu Guan. director of Peking University Affiliated High School Concert Band of China, share a moment with joint ensemble of UND and Chinese students. The visiting Chinese students performed in a join concert with Grand Forks High School Students on Saturday, Feb. 11. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Harmonizing across language barriers

February 14, 2017

UND visit makes it possible for local musicians to finds similarities and bridge difference with Chinese counterparts through music

Emily Holth is the owner and founder of Sustainable Solution Services, a professional conflict resolution firm based in Grand Forks. The firm was chosen by an advisory committee after the ombuds position was vacated. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Positive results

February 2, 2017

UND contracts with local service to get ahead of interpersonal differences before they become conflicts

UND Assistant Professor of Sociology Frank White teaches "Drugs and Society" to a packed classroom each semester. The class size has grown through topic interest and Frank's signature teaching style.  Photo by Shawna Schill.

‘In it together’ — UND responds to opioid crisis

January 26, 2017

In the classroom and across state, University experts have issued clarion call about rising drug epidemic

President Kennedy and College of Engineering and Mines Dean Hesham El-Rewini welcome students to the Big Ideas Gymnasium kickoff in the new Collaborative Engineering Complex.

What’s the B.I.G. idea?

January 17, 2017

The sky’s the limit for new ‘idea factory’ at the College of Engineering & Mines

UND President Mark Kennedy says UND can play a key role in helping to produce skilled employees for occupations and industries that are experiencing critical workforce shortages. Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND: Talent pool generator for North Dakota

January 12, 2017

University in prime position to reverse workforce shortages and help state’s economy grow

UND President Mark Kennedy presides over his first commencement ceremony for the University on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Reach for the stars

January 10, 2017

UND President Mark Kennedy goes a bit ‘rogue’ in first commencement address with inspirational and intergalactic twists

With 38 doctoral hoodings in 38 years, UND Education Professor Kathy Gershman (left) capped her career by hooding Stacey Borboa-Peterson, UND’s current director of Multicultural Student Services, during the University of North Dakota’s winter commencement in December. Gershman now looks forward to retirement from UND. Photo by Richard Larson.

Capping a career

January 10, 2017

UND Education & Human Development Professor Kathy Gershman set to retire after hooding 38th doctoral student in 38 years at 2016 winter commencement

(left to right) Patricia Reed, an acquisitions specialist at the Chester Fritz Library and chair of the UND Staff Senate Community Relations Committee, works with Pam Henderson, Staff Senate chair, and representatives from the local Community Violence Intervention Center and Grand Forks Public Health’s Social Detox Center to sort through tubs of household goods and personal products that were donated by the UND community over several weeks. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

‘Tubs’ effort going strong in seventh year

December 15, 2016

Carloads of household supplies and other personal products delivered Wednesday to local CVIC, thanks to UND Staff Senate drive and generosity throughout campus

Cassie Gerhardt, UND associate dean of students and alumna, recently received a national distinguished service award from the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors at a conference in Boston. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Always Homecoming for Cassie Gerhardt

December 9, 2016

Recognized nationally, UND’s associate dean of students boasts passion for UND ‘round the clock

UND medical student Mylan Panteah, from Navajo Nation in New Mexico, was recently awarded the Alan Allery Graduate Research Award from the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Exception to the rule

December 9, 2016

UND medical student Mylan Panteah excels at his studies and research at the same time

The UND Energy and Environmental Sustainability Grand Challenge team plans to issue 12 awards of $2,500 each for new research concepts, and at least one award is anticipated in each of the following areas: law and regulation, policy issues, social impacts, health and well-being, public awareness and education, and environmental sustainability.

EERC secures $10M in grants

December 7, 2016

UND center to investigate feasibility of storing carbon dioxide capture and underground storage

The College of Engineering & Mines, led by Dean Hesham El Rewini, has seen unparalleled success over the last 10 years, nearly doubling enrollment. Of the 2,000 additional UND students in the last 10 years, 1,200 of those have enrolled in engineering programs. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Growth in the face of cuts

December 1, 2016

Engineering & Mines generating more revenue, programs through strategic planning and engaging external sources

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, which has been working successfully for years to boost the number of family medicine practitioners in North Dakota, was recently named third in the nation for educating family physicians. Photo illustration by Jackie Lorentz.

Staying power

November 29, 2016

UND SMHS’ tops-in-nation ranking for producing family medicine physicians helps meet North Dakota healthcare initiatives by keeping medical students in state