Articles by: Jan Orvik

This year, UND's annual Admissions Fall Open House, which takes place the third week of October during the North Dakota and Minnesota Education Association school break, hosted more than 2,000 prospective students and their family members Oct. 19 and 20. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Rolling out the red carpet

October 31, 2017 at

Annual fall open house, unique to UND, draws more than 2,000 prospective students and family members

This latest mission features two new research modules for plant production and extravehicular activities, funded with a new NASA grant of $750,000. It began in September 2015 and is scheduled to end in August 2018.

One small step

October 19, 2017 at

UND Space Studies students confined to Lunar-Mars Habitat for 14 days in one-of-a-kind NASA-funded research mission

Hess/Drilling Systems Drilling Simulator Lab

Virtual view

October 17, 2017 at

New laboratories from private industry partner Hess/Drilling Systems bring the Bakken to UND petroleum engineering students

In addition to researching comics and graphic novels, UND Education Professor Marcus Weaver-Hightower, who describes himself as a decent artist, also writes them. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Not just for kids

October 16, 2017 at

UND Education professor finds comics and graphic novels can help young and old alike learn

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

Taken for UND Today story.

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