Nation & World

From China to Mainstreet

From China to Mainstreet

January 26, 2017

Longtime journalist James McGregor talks influence of world’s largest single economy at inaugural Eye of the Hawk lecture

A standing-room crowd lined the walls and the balcony of the Gransberg Room at the UND Gorecki Alumni Center on Thursday to hear James McGregor discuss China’s state of affairs and its impact on Americans and North Dakotans for the inaugural Eye of the Hawk Lecture Series event. McGregor is chairman of the greater China region for APCO Worldwide, a leading global public affairs consultancy. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Engaging China

January 24, 2017

Global public affairs consultant James McGregor urges audience to head east at inaugural Eye of the Hawk Lecture

A UND business student enjoys the great outdoors while keeping up with her classes through the school's robust online and distance learning programs. Photo courtesy of the UND College of Business & Public Administration.

U.S. News & World Report: CoBPA online courses among the best

January 24, 2017

Publication includes UND MBA and Applied Economics programs in its nationwide Top-50 list

As we approach the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th President of the United States, several aspects of how he got in that position are explored by UND History Professor Eric Burin in his new book, Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

‘Picking the president’ — an electoral divide

January 19, 2017

UND history professors team up to utilize digital platform for quick and timely book release on one of politics’ biggest hot-button issues

Era Bell Thompson, Fritz Pollard, Jr. and Ronald Davies

Dream weavers

January 17, 2017

UND’s own pillars of Civil Rights stood up for social change and racial harmony on world stage

UND President Mark Kennedy (left) congratulates UND alumnus Matt Dunlevy, president and CEO of SkySkopes, on the growing success of his company. SkySkopes is the first FAA approved and fully insured UAS business in North Dakota. Photo courtesy of Matt Dunlevy.

More than ‘oil and soil’

January 12, 2017

UND expertise in unmanned systems, data analysis could help North Dakota diversity economy

UND President Mark Kennedy says UND can play a key role in helping to produce skilled employees for occupations and industries that are experiencing critical workforce shortages. Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND: Talent pool generator for North Dakota

January 12, 2017

University in prime position to reverse workforce shortages and help state’s economy grow

UND: Building an Even Greater North Dakota

UND: Building an Even Greater North Dakota

January 12, 2017

President Mark Kennedy and other University Leaders visit with members of the UND Causus and Legislators in Bismarck

UND College of Education and Human Development students, Kayla Dembek and Chyna Lynner, both from Minot, N.D., have been volunteering to teach English to New Americans through Global Friends Coalition, an organization that helps refugees adjust to the Grand Forks community. Photos courtesy of Kayla Dembek and Chyna Lynner

UND students help New Americans embrace change

December 15, 2016

Chyna Lynner and Kayla Dembek put their teaching skills to the test as volunteer instructors for local English Language Learner program

Anna Haberlack, a UND students in the College of Education & Human Development and Twin Cities native, is surrounded by students at Winship Elementary in Grand Forks. Winship is considered an English Language Learner magnet school, which means quite a few of its students originated from non-English-speaking regions around the world. Photo courtesy of Anna Haberlack.

A warmer welcome

December 15, 2016

UND elementary education student raises funds to buy winter gear for young New American arrivals in Grand Forks

In this centerspread photo taken from the November issue of National Geographic magazine, photographer Phillip Toledano captures UND Space Studies Associate Professor Pablo de León wearing the space suit he designed and constructed at UND in the “regolith chamber” at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Best of 2016

December 9, 2016

Image of UND space engineer Pablo de León in November issue of National Geographic ranked among that publication’s top photos of the year

Vice President of The Wildlife Society of UND John Palarski, whose research focuses on waterfowl in central North Dakota, was one several UND students who presented their research at The Wildlife Society’s national conference held recently in Raleigh, N.C. Photo courtesy of the UND Biology Department.

Big in biology

November 29, 2016

Students of UND’s Wildlife Society post another strong showing at national conference in North Carolina

UND Political Science Professor Mark Jendrysik says a Republican presidency might make for friendlier attitudes between North Dakota and Washington, D.C., in economic sectors important to the state. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

A Trump effect?

November 17, 2016

UND experts weigh in on pros and cons of a GOP presidency on North Dakota’s economic outlook

UND biology student Nate Schroeder recently whisked himself to Washington, D.C., acting upon a personal invitation to have dinner with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden. Schroeder was one of a select handful of people to be honored by the Vice President for standing up against sexual assault and other violence. Photo Courtesy of the Office of the Vice President of the United State.

Dinner with the Veep

November 3, 2016

UND’s Nate Schroeder personally invited to Vice President Joe Biden’s residence to be honored for combatting sexual assault and other violence

The course textbook merely provides background material to guide class discussions on current events in UND Associate Professor of Political Science Bo Wood’s “Political Behavior” class. The discussions among drive the learning, he says. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Model behavior

November 1, 2016

UND political scientist encourages in-class debate among students as a way to understand current state of politics and varying ideologies of others