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Nicole Evans receives Cyber Security Strategy Certification

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GRAND FORKS – North Dakota Small Business Development Centers (ND SBDC) is pleased to announce that Nicole Evans, center director at the Grand Forks Center, has earned the Certified Cyber Security Strategy Certification through the North Star program. The North Star certification provides SBDC advisors with essential cybersecurity knowledge, enabling them to guide small businesses […]

UND economist to speak at Federal Reserve Bank conference on Friday

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A UND economist is set to speak at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ Regional Economic Conditions Conference on Friday, Jan. 12. David Flynn, professor of economics and finance, will speak as the North Dakota expert at the conference, which will have representatives from across the region participating in panel discussions and presentations about current […]

The first cohort of the Early Career Scholars Program. (Clockwise from back left) Bo Liang, Kumi Nagamoto-Combs, Jared Marquis, Hallie Chelmo, Marwa Majdi, Kimberly Schweitzer and Dan Lewerenz.

Early Career Awards highlight research of budding scholars

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The first cohort of the Early Career Scholars Program. (Clockwise from back left) Bo Liang, Kumi Nagamoto-Combs, Jared Marquis, Hallie Chelmo, Marwa Majdi, Kimberly Schweitzer and Dan Lewerenz.

Last spring, UND’s Office of Research and Economic Development established the Early Career Scholars Program (ECSP), a project designed to kick-start the careers of researchers transitioning from Ph.D. and postdoc programs to full-time faculty. Four interdisciplinary teams, chosen from the 12 proposals submitted to the ECSP last spring, made up the first cohort of the program. A […]

Airport construction

UND apron reconstruction project wins state industry award

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Airport construction

  The recent reconstruction of flight ramps at Grand Forks International Airport, for UND Flight Operations, is now an award-winning project in the field of construction and concrete. Reede Construction, the lead contractor on the 2022 project, has been awarded the “Airfield Award” on behalf of the North Dakota Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association. […]

UND Marketing & Communications wins six district awards

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The worldwide Council for Advancement and Support of Education — better known by its acronym CASE — has announced that the UND Division of Marketing & Communications has earned a place in the winner’s circle. Make that six places, as the division received six Best of District VI Awards. (CASE’s District VI includes member institutions in the […]

Keith Olson earns Certified Business Exit Consultant Designation

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WILLISTON, N.D. – The North Dakota Small Business Development Centers, along with Williston State College, is pleased to announce that Keith Olson recently earned the Certified Business Exit Consultant® Designation (CBEC) from the International Exit Planning Association (IEPA). The designation is a significant achievement and further establishes Olson as one of the elite exit planners […]

Surojit Gupta

Surojit Gupta named Fellow for American Ceramic Society

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Surojit Gupta

Surojit Gupta, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of North Dakota, was recently elevated to Fellow status in the American Ceramic Society. Gupta is one of the 20 top scientists in his field, globally, to receive the distinction this year. The designation of Fellow recognizes Society members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions […]

UND director of Safety wins national award

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UND Director of Safety Marcus Simpson has been selected as one of eight recipients for the 2023 Distinguished Service to Safety Award, presented by the National Safety Council. This national award recognizes outstanding service and contributions to the field of safety and has been awarded by the NSC since 1942. As an award-winner, Simpson will […]

Laura Weber honored with 2023 State Star Award of ND SBDC

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BOWMAN, N.D. – Laura Weber, business advisor in Bowman, N.D., has been awarded the 2023 State Star for the North Dakota Small Business Development Centers, an esteemed recognition that highlights her outstanding commitment and contributions to the small business community in North Dakota. Every year, the America’s SBDC State Star Award is presented to individuals […]

UND Economics and Finance chair Prodosh Simlai named to State Investments Board

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Prodosh Simlai, head of the department of economics and finance in the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration at the University of North Dakota, has been appointed to a term on the North Dakota State Investment Board (SIB), according to an announcement by Gov. Doug Burgum’s office. Gov. Burgum appointed Simlai to a five-year […]

Capt. Tracy Meidinger and Chief of Police Rodney Clark

Capt. Tracy Meidinger of UND Police Department given Lone Eagle Award

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Capt. Tracy Meidinger and Chief of Police Rodney Clark

Capt. Tracy Meidinger, assistant chief of police at the University of North Dakota, has been given the Lone Eagle Award by the North Dakota Peace Officers Association. The award is presented annually to one active and one retired North Dakota peace officer, both of whom have contributed guidance, inspiration and support as law enforcement officials […]

Kathleen Coudle-King awarded $5,000 Individual Artist Fellowship

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Kathleen Coudle-King, associate teaching professor of English, has been awarded a $5,000 Individual Artist Fellowship by the North Dakota Council on the Arts. Coudle-King was one of two artists awarded in the disciplines of dance and theater, alongside Aparupa Chatterjee, a choreographer and dancer from Fargo. Coudle-King, a playwright who also serves as executive director […]

Rain program staff stand with award

RAIN program receives Rural Health ‘Excellence in DEI’ Award

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Rain program staff stand with award

UND’s Recruitment & Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) program was recognized with the Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health on June 6, 2023. The award recognizes outstanding commitment and significant contributions in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in North Dakota healthcare. “We are […]