Articles by: Jan Orvik

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 at

UND Energy Research Week champions grand challenges

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.

Veteran on The Hill

March 20, 2018 at

UND Law student Ryan Rehberg selected, for the second time in three years, to fight in Congress for rights of those who served

Amy Whitney, associate director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., was one of six candidates interviewed for direct of the UND Center for Innovation, and is the only candidate to be invited for on-campus interviews. Image courtesy of Amy Whitney/Tyler Ingham.

Center for Innovation finalist to visit March 19

March 15, 2018 at

Amy Whitney currently is director of innovation & entrepreneurship at Clark University in Massachusetts

Since that time, UND’s administration has received a number of queries from faculty and staff members about a new VSIP at UND. Today’s announcement serves as UND’s intention to provide that opportunity to tenured faculty and staff members, effective Monday, ¬Dec. 3, 2018. The application period will end at 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. UND archival photo.

Three set to interview for VPFO

March 15, 2018 at

Visits for finalists to succeed Alice Brekke as vice president of finance and operations slated between March 20-26

EERC's Ted Aulich (center) and fellow UND scientists, such as Julia Zhao and John Hurley, are working on a three-year, $3.2-million research project to reducing the amount of energy needed to produce ammonia and associated carbon dioxide emissions. Image courtesy of a Kari Suedel,   EERC.

Harnessing value by keeping it local

March 13, 2018 at

New project, spearheaded by UND’s EERC, could produce ammonia locally while saving energy and decreasing emissions

By the numbers

By the numbers

March 8, 2018 at

North Dakota native Laura Block named head financial officer at School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Eleven UND social work students traveled abroad to Sweden in February to learn more about the country's social and welfare policies. They had the opportunity to work alongside students from across Europe. Submitted photo.

Thinking globally, acting locally

March 8, 2018 at

Social work students see the world in a new way after international experience

The UND Center is the first in North Dakota to complete all four steps of the Bright & Early North Dakota Quality Assurance rating program, achieving a four-star rating. The Bright & Early rating program helps parents and providers assess how well a child care program supports early learning and development. Programs can earn up to four stars as they commit to, improve and maintain quality.  UND archival photo.

Four stars for kids

March 6, 2018 at

University Children’s Learning Center first to earn top marks in North Dakota quality assurance program

University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott presents the UND Foundation/B.C. Gamble Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research or Creative Activity, and Service to
Daphne Pedersen (Sociology) at the 2018 Founders Day celebration on Feb. 22. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Party like it’s 1883

February 27, 2018 at

Annual Founders Day banquet honors faculty and staff from teaching, research and service

Jack Marcil, longtime UND donor and founder of regional media giant Forum Communication, took advantage of the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund, which, for every $2 given by a donor, matches it with another dollar.  Marcil says he attributes his success to his UND education. Image courtesy of Jack Marcil.

Endowing the future

February 20, 2018 at

New endowments at UND Law strengthen school, benefit students

UND's Sara Kaiser (left) and Donna Smith are heading up a student survey, which launches Feb. 19, on demographics, sexual violence, and diversity and inclusion. The more students respond, they say, the richer  and more useful the information will be in the end. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Talking about tough topics

February 15, 2018 at

Student survey on sexual violence, diversity and inclusion launches Feb. 19 in quest to ensure welcoming campus

Sally Page joined UND in 1977 to lead the Affirmative Action and Compliance Office. Over nearly 40 years, she cemented a reputation as fair in her dealings with employees and in her role as a protector the institution.

Sally Page — dedication and longevity

February 8, 2018 at

Longtime UND staffer and pioneer in affirmative action remembered as leader on campus and in the community

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