Articles by: Jan Orvik

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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

UND President Mark Kennedy takes a moment to help members of UND’s Mortar Board prepare thousands of Thanksgiving dinner baskets for delivery to local families in need on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the UND Transportation Building. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Fixing for a feast

November 22, 2016 at

For the past 37 years, UND’s Mortar Board has been providing thousands of Thanksgiving meals for local families in need

Reggie Tarr, a UND social work alumnus who is the resettlement services site supervisor for New Americans at Lutheran Social Services in Grand Forks, was recently honored at a White House Cermoney for his efforts to refugees resettle in Grand Forks and the surrounding area. Tarr is a former refugee who came to the United States from Liberia. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Warm-hearted greeter

November 17, 2016 at

UND Social Work alumnus and former refugee Reggie Tarr recognized by White House for resettlement work in region

UND Mechanical Engineering Professor George Bibel was recently consulted by the Government Accountability Office, an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for the U.S. Congress, as a subject matter expert in a report on new rules mandating electronic brakes on crude-oil trains. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Of planes, trains and things that fall down

November 15, 2016 at

UND’s Master of Disaster, George Bibel, tapped by GAO to be subject matter expert on new rules for oil train brakes

Will Gosnold takes the first reading on the gravity meter

Hands-on history

November 10, 2016 at

Geophysics class might be on to something when it comes to rumored Prohibition-era bootlegger tunnels in East Grand Forks

Jonathan Geiger

Building human infrastructure

November 3, 2016 at

UND’s Geiger part of new $20M health NIH grant to grow research and nurture new researchers in rural states

Closing the drinking divide

Closing the drinking divide

November 1, 2016 at

Research by UND’s Sharon and Richard Wilsnack, on diminishing differences in men and women’s alcohol habits, featured in ‘The Atlantic’

UND Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs leads a brain-storming session for the University’s Strategic Planning Process. Betting is co-chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, with Dana Harsell, chair of the University Senate. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Setting the course

October 27, 2016 at

Strategic planning moves forward on campus with the aim of making UND the premier flagship University on the Northern Plains

The UND Admissions Legacy Open House, now in its second year, drew about 2,000 prospective students and their families to campus last weekend. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Selling the dream

October 25, 2016 at

UND plays host to 2,000 prospective students and their families over two days last week

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean Dr. Joshua Wynne says “were it not for the strong support of the Legislature” the new SMHS building on campus would not have been possible today. Wynne spoke at the recent ribbon-cutting for the new SMHS headquarters on Friday, Oct. 14.

Dedicated to health

October 18, 2016 at

Investing in the future, partnerships will leave lasting legacy

Hesham El-Rewini, dean of the UND College of Engineering and Mines, expresses thanks to private donors and public leaders who shared the College’s vision to bring a Collaborative Energy Complex to UND.

Front door to collaboration

October 18, 2016 at

Power of collaboration drives One UND, Energy U

Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter, a UND alum, accepts his Sioux Award from DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation. The Sioux Award is the highest award that can be given to UND alumni.

Lives of achievement

October 18, 2016 at

Minnesota Twins President St. Peter headlines a distinguished list of Sioux Award, Young Alumni recognitions for 2016