Nation & World

Cadet Casey Toavs receives his first set of wings from Maj. Michael Allen upon graduating from the Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy. He and nine other cadets spent their summer at UND earning their private pilot's license. Photo by Connor Murphy/ UND Today.

Fresh wings

August 7, 2018

Junior cadet graduates soar at new Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy

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Bigger data, better health

July 31, 2018

M.P.H. Program grads Suita Thapa and Michael Mudgett mine data big and small in an effort to inform healthy policy for the entire country

Mayor of San Diego suburb finds ‘aha moments’ with UND

Mayor of San Diego suburb finds ‘aha moments’ with UND

July 17, 2018

California mayor gains valuable analytics tools through UND’s MSAE program

Michael Storandt, a second-year medical student at UND, went to the Special Olympics USA Games as a coach of the Unified Flag Football team for North Dakota. A volunteer for the past seven years, Storandt was also selected to lead the Coaches’ Oath during the Opening Ceremony. Occurring once every four years, Storandt was humbled to be selected for the on-stage role. Image courtesy of Kaia Watkins.

Living the oath on national stage

July 10, 2018

UND medical student delivers Coaches’ Oath at nationally televised Special Olympics opening ceremony

For nearly 35 years, Arne Brekke has led the effort to collect copies of bygdeboker, Norwegian compilations of local genealogical, cultural and geographical information. The collection recently surpassed 1,600 volumes at UND's Department of Special Collections. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Remembering Arne Brekke

July 10, 2018

Legacy of indefatigable teacher, genealogist and tour guide built on treasure trove of bygdebøker at UND’s Chester Fritz Library

UND Associate History Professor Cynthia Prescott has spent years creating walking tours and gathering information about pioneer monuments, She  is now sharing her work via an app, web site and forthcoming book.

Monumental task

June 26, 2018

UND professor’s new project brings America’s stone and bronzed history to life across the West

(Left to right) )Robert Kunze, Brennan Granger, Steve Martin, Sanford Fogg and Tom Zeidlik stand behind the ACES II ejection seat donated by retired Air Force Lt. Col. Stephen Granger with the help of his son, Brennan. Granger was allowed to keep the seat after it saved his life in 2005, which he eventually passed to Brennan when he came to UND. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

‘Thrust you can trust’

June 26, 2018

UND Aerospace’s one-of-a-kind gift — an F-16 jet’s ejection seat that saved life of student’s father

Phil Gerla (front) and Carlos Alba (back) in the Sara Park slot canyon. Photo by Sidike Abudureyimu.

UND’s Gerla takes students back in time

May 22, 2018

Geology & Geological Engineering professor makes textbooks come alive with experiential learning in Mojave Desert

Menath earned the degree while serving full-time in the Air Force. He requested to be stationed in Grand Forks after an officer recommended the D.A. program offered by the UND history department.  Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Revolutionary outlook

May 10, 2018

Combat pilot earns history doctorate by connecting dots between modern War on Terror and America’s fight for independence

UND anthroplogist Marcia Mikulak is celebrating a recent major victory in her long quest to reverse injustices that have been imposed upon the indigenous Xukuru community in Brazil. UND students (above) attending Mikulak’s field school became fully immersed in Xukuru culture, as were the wishes of Cacique Marcos Xukuru. When it came time to march, the Cacique asked that the students walk at the front — alongside the leaders of the indigenous nation. Image courtesy of Marcia Mikulak. Image courtesy of Marcia Mikulak.

Xukuru sunrise

April 17, 2018

UND anthropologist/social justice advocate Marcia Mikulak extols recent decision from inter-American court as victory for Brazilian indigenous community, reflects on role in making it happen

‘Homerun’ topic at Eye of the Hawk

‘Homerun’ topic at Eye of the Hawk

April 17, 2018

Global business expert Scott Kennedy strikes a chord with at least one UND student at important campus lecture

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

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

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

Since 2011, U.S. Navy Lt. Majellen "Coco" Changcoco has been working on her online civil engineering degree from UND from many different ports around the world. While doing so, she melded her work-life experiences with her educational pursuit. Image courtesy of Majellen Changcoco.

UND online: a welcome port in a storm

March 1, 2018

Navy civil engineer sailing toward career goals while building bridges along the way

Famed Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee visits with UND journalism students during a visit in 1977. His leadership and journalistic ethics is the subject of the 2018 Oscar-nominated movie, "The Post." Photo by Richard Larson/UND Today.

When Ben Bradlee visited UND

February 6, 2018

Famed newspaper editor, featured in 2018 Oscar-nominated ‘The Post,’ foretold pitfalls of celebrity journalism 40 years ago