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David Flynn

UND’s David Flynn to speak at 2023 Regional Economic Conditions Conference on Jan. 13

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David Flynn

David Flynn, professor of economics and finance, will represent North Dakota during the sixth annual Regional Economic Conditions Conference on Friday, Jan. 13. The half-day, virtual conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, features presentations and panel discussions with representatives from states in the Ninth Federal Reserve District. For Flynn, this will be […]

UND Alumni Association & Foundation receives seven CASE District VI Institutional Awards

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The UND Alumni Association & Foundation (UNDAAF) received seven awards in the 2022 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Best of District VI Institutional Awards. CASE District VI represents educational institutions in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. The awards were received in the following categories: Photography: Portraits […]

UND Wellness Center receives 2022 Employer of the Year Award from The Arc Upper Valley

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The University of North Dakota Wellness Center recently received the Employer of the Year Award for 2022 from The Arc Upper Valley as part of the organization’s 2022 Impact Awards honoring peoples’ and other organizations’ contributions to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Wellness Center was nominated by the Grand Forks Public Schools Adult […]

Michelle Sauer

Michelle M. Sauer receives Award for Scholarly Achievement from Southeastern Medieval Association

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Michelle Sauer

Michelle M. Sauer, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English & Gender Studies, is the winner of this year’s Award for Scholarly Achievement from the Southeastern Medieval Association. The organization’s awards committee, led by President Anne Latowsky, associate professor of French at the University of South Florida, said Sauer is a “trailblazing researcher” in the fields […]

Video tribute to Memorial Stadium wins CASE award

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Saying goodbye to an old friend is always tough. And tougher still when a worldwide pandemic prevents you from doing so in person. It’s for the same reason UND President Andy Armacost said that just any old send-off would not do when it came time for the University to bid farewell to Memorial Stadium, one of its […]

UND Law’s Dan Lewerenz recognized by National Indian Child Welfare Association

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Dan Lewerenz, assistant professor at the UND School of Law, was recently selected as October’s “Member of the Month” for the National Indian Child Welfare Association. Lewerenz, a member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, previously worked as a staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund in Washington, D.C., a longtime partner […]

UND AI/VR Lab receives 3rd Place in NASA-sponsored MarsXR Challenge

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A team from UND’s AI/VR Lab received a 3rd Place Honorable Mention in the NASA MarsXR Challenge. In the challenge, teams were tasked with developing virtual reality assets and scenarios for use by NASA in researching Mars exploration activities. UND’s team won $1,000 for their work on a weather balloon inflation and launch scenario. Nine […]

College of Engineering & Mines Alumni Academy welcomes three new members in 2022

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On Friday, Sept. 30, the College of Engineering & Mines celebrated the achievements of three alums during the annual Alumni Academy Induction Ceremony. Family, friends and colleagues gathered in the Memorial Union to celebrate the highest honor bestowed by the College of Engineering & Mines to alumni. This year’s group of inductees include Scott Boe […]

UND Aerospace inducts two new members into Hall of Fame

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On Friday, Sept. 30, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences added two more distinguished alumni to the UND Aerospace Hall of Fame. Since 2018, the College has annually recognized the accomplishments and contributions of UND’s outstanding alumni from the Aerospace programs. Each inductee is recognized with a plaque and honored at a ceremony hosted on […]

Surojit Gupta

Surojit Gupta to receive 2021 Richard M. Fulrath Award from American Ceramic Society

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Surojit Gupta

Surojit Gupta, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of North Dakota, will be recognized for his 2021 Richard M. Fulrath Award at the upcoming American Ceramic Society annual meeting. The Fulrath Awards promote technical and personal friendships between professional Japanese and American ceramic engineers and scientists. The awards recognize individuals for their excellence […]

UND’s Northern Prairie Community Clinic chosen for annual Sertoma Club fundraiser

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The Greater Grand Forks Sertoma Club chose UND’s Northern Prairie Community Clinic to benefit from its annual Fourth of July Festival and Fundraiser, earlier this summer. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, Bob Wedin, Sertoma board president, presented UND Communication Sciences & Disorders faculty members Jessica Foley and Michelle Novak with a check for $6,000 to support […]

UND chapter for Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals exhibited at national conference

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The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences’ Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals chapter was one of three collegiate programs to exhibit at the 2022 OBAP “ReYounion” in Chandler, Ariz., Aug. 10-12. At the conference, UND’s booth exhibit showcased strides in Aerospace programs with regard to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. The UND collegiate chapter […]

UND composer Michael Wittgraf receives Individual Artist Fellowship

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Michael Wittgraf, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Music, was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship by the North Dakota Council on the Arts. The Individual Artist Fellowship program recognizes established artists residing in North Dakota with a monetary award, according to the NDCA. Wittgraf and Efrain Amaya, director and conductor of the Minot Symphony Orchestra, each […]