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Flags numbering 1,160 fly in front of UND’s Memorial Union. Each one represents a military-affiliated UND student or dependent. The flag display coincides with Veterans Day, which is Friday, Nov. 11, and with the celebration of Nontraditional Student Week at UND. Photo by Richard Larson.

Salute to Veterans

November 10, 2016

UND is paying tribute to students who’ve serve the country this week with a flurry of red, white and blue in front of the Memorial Union

Lanny LaPlante (left) of the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, applied to UND’s new Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) to get more hands-on learning and professional advice on growing his current start-up venture, Blue Star, Inc., which installs navigation aids and lighting systems for airports. The VEP is a three-part program that prepares disabled vets to enter the world of business. Tyler Okerlund (right) is the director of UND’s VEP. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Boot camp: business style

November 8, 2016

Disabled military veterans from around the country look to UND’s Center for Innovation for entrepreneurship training

UND students, part of a collaboration with students from NDSU in Fargo, show of their version of a “CubeSat,” a miniature satellite that is slated to be launched into space and orbit the Earth early next year. In the image, left to right, are Skye Leake, Michael Hirsch, Christian Peterson, Jeremy Straub and Karl Schmaltz.  Straub is heading up the project at UND and NDSU. He is a Ph.D. graduate of UND’s Computer Sciences Department and currently works as a faculty member in NDSU’s Computer Science division. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

First in flight

November 8, 2016

UND and NDSU students collaborate on what would be North Dakota’s pioneer free-flying satellite

Abbey Anderson, a native of Cooperstown, N.D., currently is a student in her final year of UND’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Clinical Track distance education program.

Dedicated from a distance

November 8, 2016

UND online nursing student Abbey Anderson plows toward another degree while balancing busy work and home life

Assistant Professor Surojit Gupta works in his lab in Upson Hall II, part of the UND College of Engineering & Mines.

Slippery when dry

November 8, 2016

UND mechanical engineer Suroijt Gupta re-envisions the modern turbomachinery to reduce the need for oil-based lubricants

Blasting off!

Blasting off!

November 8, 2016

Students, who live on campus in the Engineering Living and Learning Community, recently built miniature rockets for sky-high fun

Jonathan Geiger

Building human infrastructure

November 3, 2016

UND’s Geiger part of new $20M health NIH grant to grow research and nurture new researchers in rural states

Jonathon Nord, a grad student in UND’s combined Masters of Public Administration program, spent this past summer coordinating security for dignitaries attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Matter of national security

November 3, 2016

UND public administration grad student Jonathon Nord spends summer keeping the peace in the heart of one of America’s biggest political machines

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

UND Computer Sciences major Dakota Krout recently discovered a passion for writing that has resulted in his fantasy genre work cracking Amazon’s Top 10 best-sellers list.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Fantasy focus

November 3, 2016

Computer Sciences major Dakota Krout recently discovered a passion for writing that has resulted in his fantasy genre work cracking Amazon’s Top 10 best-sellers list

Chili challenge a hit

Chili challenge a hit

November 3, 2016

UND students put on a brave face and iron stomach as they spice it up at Wilkerson Commons

Back row (standing) from left to right: Joni Tweeten (Clinical Instructor), Hannah Hagen, Erika Jensen, Gabrielle Lipelt, Lt. Don Rasmuson (UND Police), and Samantha Johnoff. Front row from left to right: Cameron Cuthbert, Paige Melin, Kayle Julin, Ashley Bolsis, and Cheyenne Thorne. Photo by Richard Larson.

Drop in the bucket

November 3, 2016

UND Nursing students take back unused, expired meds while educating on prescription drug abuse

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

Nicole Allen, director of open education for Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has travelled the world, to more than 200 institutions, to explain why Open Educational Resources are critical for higher education. She spoke at a North Dakota University System event at UND on Oct. 27.

Summit of savings

November 1, 2016

UND displays its Open Education Resources leadership as host of NDUS summit on textbook alternatives for students

Closing the drinking divide

Closing the drinking divide

November 1, 2016

Research by UND’s Sharon and Richard Wilsnack, on diminishing differences in men and women’s alcohol habits, featured in ‘The Atlantic’