Articles by: Kaylee Cusack

Professor Xiaodong Zhang, a faculty researcher from the UND Earth System Science & Policy department, was chosen as the third speaker in UND’s recently revived Faculty Lecture Series. Zhang's lecture focused on the age-old question of exactly what makes the color of our ocean blue. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Oceans of color

December 5, 2017 at

Faculty Lecture Series continues with deep-dive discussion of water’s signature blue hue

UND plans to lift research and discovery to a level consistent with most research-intensive universities (Strategic Plan Goal No. 4) by following by following seven action steps, laid out in the most recent Provost Forum.

Growing research, fostering inclusion

December 5, 2017 at

Latest Provost Forum reveals progress in UND Strategic Plan’s discovery and engagement goals

UND President Mark Kennedy leads discussion during recent cabinet-level meeting at which the goal captains for the One UND Strategic Plan presented their implementation teams’ latest accomplishments, laid out next tasks and ask for input from other cabinet members. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

North Dakota’s opportunity engine picks up steam

November 30, 2017 at

UND Strategic Plan leaders mark victories in enhancing learning, discovery and engagement

UND Aerobatic Team (left to right) Mike Lents, Elise Wheelock, Jarrett Croy, Liz Birch, Alex Tally, Dustin Lenz, Alex Hunt, James Jacobson, Jacob Githens, Mitch Oswald. Image courtesy of Mike Lents.

Flipping for competition

November 28, 2017 at

Aerobatic Team aims to reclaim dominance over skies after falling just short of national championship for first time in decade

ZeinebYoussif (left) and Stephanie Walker (Dean of Library) with a image of the Scholarly Commons introduction page projected behind. The Scholarly Commons is accessible through the internet and anyone can search for research, art and documents produced by UND faculty, staff and students that has been published.

‘Scholarly Commons’ yields world of possibilities

November 28, 2017 at

New online repository expands UND’s ability to share research and scholarship globally

Jason Jensen, Political Science & Public Administration faculty member, and leader of the RIAS policy section, talks about UAS- and autonomous technology-related policy development at the recent RIAS Advisory Board meeting in Robin Hall. Jensen’s department is part of the UND College of Business & Public Administration. Image courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

Partnerships on the ‘RIAS’

November 21, 2017 at

Meeting of corporate and public-sector advisory boards unleashes ideas and opportunities for UAS collaboration

UND alum Adam Caskey has found himself on the Washington Post’s list of the nation’s “coolest” TV meteorologists. His passion for weather and thermometers was stoked at UND, he says. More than 11,000 people have signed up online to win one of Caskey’s coveted designs on “Thermometer Thursday.” Every thermometer he makes "is like a snowflake" – no two are identical. Photo courtesy of Adam Caskey.

Forecast: Rising ‘cool’ factor

November 21, 2017 at

UND Atmospheric Sciences alum listed among most engaging national weather personalities

A Nov. 9 Provost Forum, hosted by UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo, included progress updates from Sherry Lawdermilt, project manager of Goal No. 6 (meeting the educational needs of the active-duty military, veterans, and their families) and Jeff Holm, project manager of Goal No. 3 (deliver more educational opportunities on campus and online).

Opportunity drivers

November 14, 2017 at

Strategic Plan project managers deliver plans to ignite military and online learning prospects

National Public Radio Political Correspondent Mara Liasson was the keynote speaker of the 13th Olafson Ethics Symposium, hosted by the College of Business & Public Administration (CoBPA) and sponsored by alumnus Bob Olafson and SEI Investments. Olafson established the series to foster student and community discussions of professional and personal ethics.Liasson was the keynote speaker of the 13th Olafson Ethics Symposium, hosted by the College of Business & Public Administration (CoBPA) and sponsored by alumnus Bob Olafson and SEI Investments. Olafson established the series to foster student and community discussions of professional and personal ethics.

Fake news, real talk

November 9, 2017 at

NPR political journalist Mara Liasson urges balanced public discourse in annual UND ethics symposium

Creating cultural capital

Creating cultural capital

November 7, 2017 at

Entrepreneurship expert presents creative business education ideas to UND and community leaders

Nearly 200 students were pilots for a day in Walhalla, N.D., learning how to operate the controls of small unmanned aircraft systems. Image courtesy of Paul Snyder.

Northern exposure

November 2, 2017 at

UND takes world-class UAS program on the road to small, Canadian border school system for outreach initiative

Chris Felege (above center) teaches biology students about invasive animal species in his classroom at UND. He is one the growing list of faculty, advisors and staff who are spreading the word: about Starfish: the future of communication and academic planning for UND’s next class of leaders in action. UND archival photo.

Many arms of Starfish support

October 31, 2017 at

UND faculty, advisors laud student success system for opening communication

First steps: liberal arts and retention

First steps: liberal arts and retention

October 31, 2017 at

Latest Provost Forum offers updates on UND Strategic Plan Goals No. 1 and 2

Leon Osborne (center), with his wife, Kathy, and son, John, enjoy a laugh during a tribute event for the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at UND. More than 100 people attended the event for Osborne to celebrate his career and accomplishments. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Leon’s legacy

October 26, 2017 at

UND Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Leon Osborne remembered as passionate weather pioneer

Laurie Betting will retire on Oct. 31 after 15 years of service to the University – and it’s been a busy 15 years.  Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

‘Betting’ on others

October 26, 2017 at

With retirement of Laurie Betting, UND campus celebrates career of veracious leader and inspiring mentor