Articles by: Jan Orvik

From astronomy and aviation textbooks to nursing and health care and everything in between, UND faculty had a productive year in 2016-17.

Author, author!

June 6, 2017 at

Faculty find balance between work, pleasure with new books that intersect personal interests and academics

UND senior Curtis Longtime Sleeping has been awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship to study in Korea. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Gift for language, connection to culture

June 6, 2017 at

UND undergrad parlays love of words into prestigious communication scholarship

Award-winning special education student and UND doctoral student Matthew Myrold has developed the Edfiniti Mobile Assessment Platform, a tool that assists teachers and students monitor and improve behavior in the classroom while boosting academic success for K-12 students. Graphic courtesy of Matthew Myrold.

‘Edfiniti’ and beyond

June 6, 2017 at

Award-winning special education teacher and UND doctoral student develops K-12 teaching app that helps kids succeed

UND President Mark Kennedy's new book zeroes in on how political, regulatory, media and activists can shape – or shift – business practices. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Kennedy’s new book takes on ‘Shapeholders’

May 16, 2017 at

Released May 9, latest work by UND President is a how-to on engaging activists in an Age of Activism

Tajreed Rich, a Minneapolis native, celebrates his degree from UND at the school's general commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at the Alerus Center. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Crossing the finish line

May 16, 2017 at

Thousands of friends and family watch as their UND graduates cross the commencement state on Saturday and Sunday

Garrett Kovar (center with simulated baby), a unior at Red River High School, takes his turn making rounds at UND's School of Medicine and Health Sciences' 'A Day in the Life of a Medical Student. Photo by Richard Larson.

Medical students for a day

May 11, 2017 at

Area high schoolers get a taste of daily life at UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Students in Robin David's (above) Honors class extended an already successful "Resilient Youth Program" into East Grand Forks Public Schools, where no New American tutoring program existed. The program has been so popular that the school had to seek more space for students.  Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Volunteers to ambassadors

May 4, 2017 at

UND Honors students learn about experiences of New Americans by serving in local school

Derek Sporbert, director of TRIO programs at UND, recently visited the the nation's capital to meet with North Dakota's congressional delegation to advocate for college access for residents throughout North Dakota, especially rural students.  Tyler Ingham.

Trump’s ‘skinny budget’ proposes cuts to TRIO programs

May 2, 2017 at

If implemented, the federal slicing could lead to reduced access to education

(Left to Right) Bailey Bubach, faculty and professional advisor for petroleum engineering from Grand Forks; Rehan Ali Mohammed, petroleum engineering master’s student from Hyderabad, India; Maram Al-Sayaghi, a chemical engineering doctoral student from Sana’a, Yemen; and Mehdi Ostadhassan, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, a native of Iran. Photo by Richard Larson.

Q&A: Four from four

April 27, 2017 at

What members of UND’s Muslim community want others to know

UND's team of international visa experts stand ready to help students and faculty with a more streamlined application process after changes were implemented by the Divison of Academic Affairs. (Left to Right) International Center Director Katie Davidson, Assistant Director of the International Center Amy Senger, Academic Affairs Officer Shannon Mikula, Academic Affairs Administrative Associate  Casey Hoffman and Kevin Kuntz, a tax specialist in the UND Payroll Office. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Vis-à-vis with UND’s visa pros

April 27, 2017 at

UND Division of Academic Affairs streamlines appliation processes for international students and faculty

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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