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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 […]

UND composer Michael Wittgraf featured on “Inviting Worlds” album

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Michael Wittgraf, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Music, has one of his original orchestral works, titled “A Marriage of Seasons,” appearing on Navona Records’ Inviting Worlds: New Works for Large Ensemble Vol. 1, which was released July 22, 2022. Recording for the album took place in May 2021 at the Ostrava House of Culture in […]

ND SBDC network staff receives American Business Brokers Association Accredited Business Intermediary certification

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Grand Forks, N.D. – The entire team of ND SBDC Center Directors and Business Advisors has achieved the designation of the American Business Brokers Association Accredited Business Intermediary certification. This is a significant step in helping clients with the buying and selling of a business and/or succession planning. An Accredited Business Intermediary (ABI) certification is […]

Student employee annual award winners listed

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Each spring, in conjunction with the National Student Employment Association, UND coordinates a Student Employee of the Year program to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending UND. Nominations are judged by a committee on the 8 National Association of Colleges and Employers Core Competencies: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving […]

UND Dining Services wins Gold Award for catering menu

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The catering menu for UND Dining Services won a Gold Award from their professional association. The online-accessible menu was created and released in 2020 under the guidance of Catering Manager Andrea Green and Catering Sales Coordinator, Beth Spitsberg, both pictured above. The menu was designed by the Marketing Manager for Dining Services and Housing & […]

Michael McGinniss receives State Bar Association Distinguished Service Award

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Michael S. McGinniss, Dean of the UND School of Law, received the Distinguished Service Award from the State Bar Association of North Dakota. Doug Bahr, president of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and a North Dakota district court judge, presented the award to Dean McGinniss at the Association’s Annual Meeting during the Law […]