Articles by: Jan Orvik

UND President Mark Kennedy , last week, spoke to a packed room, making the case that UND delivers quality education and is aligned with state priorities. His comments came during the president's annual University Council address. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Making the case

May 8, 2018

In case you missed it: University well-positioned for the future, says President Kennedy in U-Council address

A dozen UND engineering students have been working since last fall on the Drillbotics project, and UND was selected for the second phase of the competition. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Drilling down for a win

May 1, 2018

UND student engineers’ project among elite company as one of nine finalists in international competition

Stacey Borboa-Peterson will direct the new Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion.

Strategic merger

April 24, 2018

New Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion combines American Indian Student Services with Multicultural Programs & Services

Greg Gefroh

Beyond ‘Flamin’ Hot Cheetos’

April 24, 2018

Chef’s Table demonstrates healthy cooking to fuel Fighting Hawks student-athlete performance in and out of the classroom

Hannah Balderas, a psychology and pre-med students and UND American Indian Science and Engineering Society chapter secretary, had an eventful time at the AISES national conference recently, as she was elected to serve as a junior member of the National AISES Board of Directors. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Seven-generation solutions

April 19, 2018

Premed student Hannah Balderas makes a difference in hopes of impacting lives well into future

Steve Martin

Powering futures by giving back

April 12, 2018

UND Engineering alum Steve Martin reflects on American Indian roots as founder of thriving energy startup in Africa

A kaleidoscope of color and rhythm, the Wacipi, or powwow, will end a week of educational events that bring in people from across the nation to enjoy American Indian culture. All events are free. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

‘Time out’ for tradition of grandeur

April 12, 2018

48th annual Wacipi highlights week-long celebration of American Indian contributions to art and culture

Jason Laumb and the EERC, are working with industry partners on a $6-million project to determining the cost of installing a carbon-capture system at a coal-powered utility plant, the Milton R. Young Station power plant near Center, N.D., northwest of Bismarck. The idea is to use such a facility to caputure carbon dioxide and use it to enhance oil recovery by injecting it deep into the ground, where it would be forever stored. Image courtesy of Kari Suedel of the EERC.

Drilling into a new economy?

April 12, 2018

EERC scientist, industry partners go big with $6M carbon-capture project that could lead to new jobs and enhance oil recovery

Thomasine Heitkamp, a proessor in the College of Nursing & Professional Development, focuses on addiction and prevention. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Grand Challenges: investments in State’s future

April 10, 2018

North Dakota Gov. Burgum hears from UND innovators about bold proposals meant to spur meaningful growth

Driving world-changing developments of UAS in a way that reflects UND's values is one of five bold Grand Challenges that UND as put upon itself to help generate opportunity in North Dakota, address social issues and diversity the state's economy.

Igniting opportunity

April 5, 2018

Grand Challenges proposal could propel state growth

Finalists for the position of Vice President for University Relations will visit campus and take part in open fora April 9-18. The are (left to right) Tom Hutton, Joseph A. Brennan, and Lisa Van Riper.

VP for University Relations finalists’ visits set

April 5, 2018

Open fora will take place on campus for each of the three finalists for lead University communicator

The finalists to the next dean of the College of Business & Public Administration are (left to right ) Darrell Radson, Amy Henley and Dave Harris. Their campus visits will take place April 4-9.

Business & Public Administration dean finalists’ visits set

March 29, 2018

Open forums will take place on campus for each of the three finalists for dean of College

UND Energy Institue; Mike Mann; battery; Yong Hon; Dakota Lithium Batteries; research commercialization; Clean Republic. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Power to the pedal

March 29, 2018

Not your grandfather’s Duracell: revolutionary UND-developed battery propels everything from e-bikes to fish finders

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.

Elite company

March 22, 2018

UND’s Robin David named one of only 24 to receive Bush Fellowships

Inspired by her previous research exploring how boomtown communities are affected by changing populations, Liz Legerski, UND associate professor of sociology, saw an opportunity to connect with other faculty who are also researching natural resources development and social impact. Her research will be one of 12  studies featured during Energy Research Week March 26-29 at UND. Photo by Jackie Lorentz./UND Today.

Making connections

March 22, 2018

UND Energy Research Week champions grand challenges