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Discovering UND’s future: UND’s strategic plan will be driven by University community

Jim Mochoruk and Lynette Krenelka encountered a “delightful problem” when they agreed to co-chair UND’s strategic plan committee.They had more volunteers than they could accommodate.“The response has been truly overwhelming,” said Mochoruk, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of History, about the number of people who wanted to be involved in crafting UND’s new strategic plan. “We…

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Paul Olson named assistant dean of SMHS Northwest Campus in Minot

Dr. Paul D. Olson, a critical care and family physician in Minot, N.D., and clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been named assistant dean for the School’s Northwest Campus. In taking the new position, Olson is assuming the role of…


Sougata Roy receives $600,000 to study advanced manufacturing processes

Sougata Roy, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research to study advanced manufacturing processes. The award, which will provide funding over three years, comes as part of the DoD’s Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR)…


Dennis Caine publishes two articles on growth plate injuries in youth sports

Dennis Caine, professor emeritus of Kinesiology and Public Health, co-authored two articles in the April 2022 issue of Sports Medicine, a top-tier sports medicine journal which bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports…

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Chester Fritz Library lists Independence Day hours

Chester Fritz Library hours for the Independence Day holiday follow. Friday, July 1, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday – Monday, July 2-4, closed. Tuesday, July 5, regular hours resume, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

In Remembrance

Remembering Richard Vari

Richard Charles Vari, former faculty member at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, died at his home in Botetourt County, Virginia on June 12, 2022, after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) one year before. He was 68. Rick lived a large life and was generous with his…