Articles by: Jan Orvik

Elizabeth Fenn, who chaired the history department at the University of Colorado-Boulder and is on research leave from there, is a graduate of Duke and Yale Universities, and spent eight years working as an auto mechanic before returning to Yale to complete her doctorate.  Photo by Jan Orvik.

At the heart of the world

October 12, 2017 at

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Elizabeth Fenn enthralls UND-hosted conference with tales of Mandan people

Chris Jacobs

In memoriam: Chris Jacobs

October 10, 2017 at

Campus and community mourns loss of UND educator, filmmaker and all-around good man

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.

By the book: shaping the future

October 10, 2017 at

Campus groups pick apart President Kennedy’s newest publication to see if best practices in business translate to higher education

Helping students soar

Helping students soar

October 5, 2017 at

New $1.5-million scholarship endowment honors late UND Aerospace benefactor James Ray

Alivia Fraase, a junior from Fargo, is double-majoring in elementary education and early childhood education, with a minor in special education. As a volleyball defensive specialist, she had 583 digs last year, the second-most in UND history, and has been integral in UND’s NCAA-leading 19 wins, as of Thursday. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Student-Athlete of the Month: Alivia Fraase

October 5, 2017 at

Fargo, native and star libero finds perfect match as she digs in to Education double major

Kristen Stenehjem is a second-year medical student at UND who just completed a prestigious fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She is among four women in her family with strong ties to the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

A family tradition

October 3, 2017 at

Four Stenehjem women have strong ties to UND Medicine

UND President Mark Kennedy told a crowd of community and campus leaders at his annual Wake up to UND talk that, with its strong stratetic plan and marketing, UND can succeed and grow, despite the ever growing challenges facing higher education. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Brighter skies ahead

September 28, 2017 at

UND’s innovative spirit and working together will ensure success, said President Kennedy at annual ‘Wake Up’ talk

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.

Expanding expertise

September 28, 2017 at

Cross-campus proposals sought to enhance energy and environmental sustainability

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Rare air

September 26, 2017 at

National Merit Scholar Andrew Hollingsworth unintentionally relaunch of high-achieving student program at UND

Colin Combs, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and his postdoc, Harpreet Kaur. They have two lines of research going, both targeting Alzheimer's and dementia. One uses dietary interventions, the other focuses on finding a drug. Goals of both are to delay/cure the problems, one of which is neuroinflammation, or inflammation in the neurons/brain. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Enhancing discovery

September 21, 2017 at

UND’s new postdoctoral program adds capacity in the lab in support of strategic research goals

The Blackboard system used at UND is cloud-based, is scalable and requires less maintenance and downtime. It also allows faculty at different universities within the North Daktota University System to collaborate, and students taking classes from multiple institutions to access all their courses in one system. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Growing Pains for Blackboard

September 21, 2017 at

Cloud-based learning management system slowly improving with more features – and a few hiccups

Can a differences in finger length predict athletic ability? UND Professor Grant Tomkinson (above middle) recently set out to find out. He conducted separate research studies with his master’s degree student, Makailah Dyer (right), former UND Fighting Hawks women’s basketball standout, and his son, Jordan, a senior and basketball player at Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

It’s all in the hands

September 19, 2017 at

World-renowned UND kinisiologist Grant Tomkinson joins grad student and own son in published studies linking finger length to strength, athleticism

Caitlin Nolby, an alum of UND's Space Studies Department and deputy director of the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, along with head coordinator Marissa Saad, spent nearly a year planning a recent UND-based conference that attracted representatives from every Space Grant Consortium in the nation. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

UND hosts national space showcase

September 19, 2017 at

About 200 delegates converge on UND for NASA Space Grant Consortium conference

Dan Laudal (left) holds Cerium Oxide and Steve Benson (right) hold a sample of Neodymium Oxide. Both samples are rare earth elements that are  extracting from Lignite Coal. Lignite coal can produce 14 rare earth elements that can be used for defense and other technology.  (Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today)

Technological gold

September 14, 2017 at

UND receives federal grant to extract rare earth elements from North Dakota lignite coal

(Left to right) Seth Pederson, Meloney Linder and Derek Hall are the three finalists for UND Vice President for University Relations position.

VP for University Relations Finalists visit campus Sept. 20-28

September 12, 2017 at

Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to take part in scheduled fora and provide feedback on each candidate