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Isaac Karikari delivers keynote at FM Coalition to End Homelessness’ 7th Annual Conference

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Isaac Karikari, assistant professor of social work, recently delivered a keynote at the Fargo-Moorhead Coalition to End Homelessness’ 7th Annual Conference, in Moorhead, Minn. In his keynote, Karikari discussed what he calls a “vicious triad” of homelessness, substance use and mental health issues. These issues are independently complex, he said, so their intersection results in […]

Mission complete: Three UND astronauts conclude Mars simulation

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It was chilly in mid-October when three UND graduate students entered the UND Space Studies’ Inflatable Lunar-Mars Analog Habitat (ILMAH), but it was positively blustery when they came out on Sunday, Nov. 6. The graduate students were on a 21-day-mission simulating an extended stay on Mars, and on Sunday, as snow flurries blew across the […]

UND Geologist takes part in multinational climate change research

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  A UND geologist participated in lengthy periods of field work in Norway to study the effects of Arctic vegetation on global warming. That work has contributed to a large research project that aims to improve climate modeling in the Arctic, and the impact of warming temperatures elsewhere on the globe. Over a period of […]

Sattar Dorafshan awarded $580,000 across multiple research grants from NDDOT, Federal Railroad Administration

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Sattar Dorafshan, assistant professor of civil engineering at UND, has been awarded multiple research grants in recent months from the North Dakota Department of Transportation, as well as an award from the Federal Railroad Administration. The three grants total more than $580,000 for a variety of investigations and experiments related to North Dakota transportation infrastructure. […]

Feng "Frank" Xiao

Presidential symposium organized by Feng “Frank” Xiao at American Chemical Society National Meeting

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Feng "Frank" Xiao

Invited by the President of the American Chemical Society, Feng “Frank” Xiao, associate professor of civil engineering, organized a presidential symposium at the 264th ACS National Meeting in Chicago, Aug. 21-25, with three of his colleagues. Xiao also gave a talk on challenges and potential solutions for effective removal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances during […]

Participants sought for vaccine survey, gift certificates available

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UND students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in a research study to understand vaccine knowledge and confidence, vaccine status and attitudes towards vaccines. In exchange for participation, the first 746 students and 374 staff/faculty will receive an electronic Amazon gift certificate with a $10 value. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to […]

Participants sought for vaccine survey, gift certificates available

Categories: Research

UND students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in a research study to understand vaccine knowledge and confidence, vaccine status and attitudes towards vaccines. In exchange for participation, the first 746 students and 374 staff/faculty will receive an electronic Amazon gift certificate with a $10 value. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to […]

At Oct. 3 symposium, UND experts talk about locally relevant bug-transmitted infections

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Do you like outdoor activities but are worried about bug bites and associated infections? Anyone interested in learning about tick- and mosquito-borne infections is invited to the public forum on Monday, Oct. 3, hosted by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence on Host-Pathogen Interactions (HPI COBRE). Following opening remarks by President Armacost, two UND scientists […]

Physics and Astrophysics colloquium scheduled for Sept. 16

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Salawu Omotayo Akande, postdoctoral research fellow in UND’s Department of Physics and Astrophysics, will be giving a colloquium titled, “Multiscale Material Modeling: Insight from Bulk to the Surface,” on Friday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. in Witmer Hall, Room 211. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in Witmer 215.

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

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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) program. Roy has been named […]

UND educational research team awarded almost $3 million from National Science Foundation

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A team of UND researchers led by Ryan Summers, assistant professor of secondary science education, has been awarded a National Science Foundation, Discover Research K-12 grant worth $2.9M over four years. The project, titled Investigating How Combining Intensive Professional Development and Modest Support Affects Rural, Elementary Teachers’ Science and Engineering Practice, will examine how modest […]

SMHS research awards total more than $2.7 million for multiple faculty

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As the trees bloom on the UND campus this summer, you’ll be a bit harder-pressed to find health professions students wandering the halls of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), due to the summer vacation for some. But that brief, modest lull in teaching means more time for the School’s research programs […]

DoD gives UND $1 million to research advanced materials

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A proposal for “An Ecosystem for High Performance Defense Sensitive Materials Research at University of North Dakota” has been recommended for sponsorship by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). The $1-million award, which will provide funding over two years, comes from the U.S. Department of Defense EPSCoR, or DEPSCoR (Defense Established Program […]