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UND Wind Ensemble presents spring concert, ‘Let’s Dance,’ April 22

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The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble will present their Spring Concert, “Let’s Dance!” on Thursday, April 22, at 8 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium as well as via livestream. The ensemble is directed by James Popejoy. The performance is free and open to the public. Those attending are asked to wear masks, and […]

North Dakota Small Business Development Centers celebrate 35th Anniversary

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. — 2021 marks 35 years since the inception of the North Dakota Small Business Development Centers program (ND SBDC). For 35 years, the network’s credentialed advisors have been empowering North Dakota’s small businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive. The program provides customized guidance and resources that help owners and entrepreneurs achieve their goals […]

Retired UND civil engineering prof pens textbook on structural stability

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Sukhvarsh Jerath, UND professor emeritus of civil engineering, has written a graduate level textbook on structural engineering and structural mechanics. Jerath spent more than a decade penning Structural Stability Theory and Practice: Buckling of Columns, Beams, Plates, and Shells, which was published by John Wiley, a major engineering book publishers. It is written in both U.S. and […]

UND biology professor Bill Sheridan receives lifetime achievement award for research on corn genetics

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William “Bill” Sheridan, longtime UND Biology professor and prolific researcher in corn genetics, will receive the 2021 R. Emerson Lifetime Maize Genetics Award from the Maize Genetics Cooperation.   Sheridan, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biology, has been a faculty member at the University of North Dakota since 1975, and is well-known for his expertise […]

UND training flights help make GFK nation’s busiest airport in early March

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‘And given that the United States is home to the world’s busiest airports, we might have been No. 1 in the world earlier this month,’ University’s chief flight instructor says Watch out, LaGuardia, and move over, O’Hare: According to official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) numbers, Grand Forks International Airport (GFK) was the busiest airport in […]

Marilyn Hagerty to be awarded UND honorary degree

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Longtime Grand Forks Herald journalist ‘is a treasure for our city, state and nation,’ UND President Andy Armacost says  Here’s some news that we hope will make Marilyn Hagerty break into such a broad smile, she’ll award herself the honor of Cheerful Person of the Week: Hagerty, longtime reporter and columnist for the Herald, soon will […]