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Research Newsletter will not be Published Next Friday, November 28, 2014

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will not be publishing the Research Newsletter next Friday, November 28. The next publication will be on December 5, 2014.  Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Brenda Halle, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, and Publisher, Research Department Online Newsletter

Research ND Grant Applications Due TODAY, November 21, 2014

The Division of Research & Economic Development wishes to remind research faculty that the Research North Dakota (RND) program has a deadline of November 21, 2014 for its fifth cycle of applications.  There are subsequent deadlines, for example, February 20, 2015.  Applicants are also reminded that they must have a binding agreement concerning the disposition of intellectual [...]

UASRCC Meeting Dates and Deadline Dates

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS RESEARCH COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE MEETING AND DEADLINE DATES: JUNE, 2014 – MAY, 2015 Meeting Date:  Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Deadline Date for Proposal Submission:  Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Meeting Location (Meetings Held at UND):  Twamley Hall, Room 305 Meeting Date:  Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Deadline Date for Proposal Submission:  Wednesday, [...]

NSF Program Announcements Sought for PFI:BIC, Integrative Partnerships and FSML

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcements which allow UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for the program, please let us know as soon as possible (barry.milavetz@UND.edu or 777.4280). Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) #14-610 The [...]

CoBPA Research Seminar Monday, December 1, 2014

The College of Business & Public Administration will host a research seminar on Monday, December 1, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Gamble Hall, room 340. Dr. Prodosh Simlai, Associate Professor of Economics, will present the paper: “Time-varying factor risk and the mispricing attributes of the accrual anomaly” ~ Prodosh Simlai, Associate Professor of Economics, UND College of Business [...]

Astronomy Public Talk Monday, December 1, 2014

The Department of Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place Monday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m. in Witmer Hall, room 116. The talk “Lava Rocks, Telescopes, and Asteroids: Constraining the Population of Basaltic Asteroids in the Main Asteroid Belt” will be presented by Dr. Paul Hardersen, Department of Space Studies, [...]

Kmiec to Present Genome Modification Seminar on December 2, 2014

Eric B. Kmiec, professor and chair, Chemical Genomics at Delaware State University, and senior research scientist at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute, will present his professor candidacy seminar, “Genome Modification in Human Cells using Programmable, Designer Genetic Tools,” at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, in the Clifford Haugen Lecture Hall, [...]

Atmospheric Sciences Seminar December 4, 2014

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences will host a seminar Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Streibel Hall room 106. Steve Nesbitt will present “What We Don’t Know About Snow:  Overview of the NASA Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) Cold season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx).” ~ Wanda Seyler, Administrative Secretary, Atmospheric Sciences 

LEEPS Lecture December 5, 2014

On Friday, December 5, the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering’s Leading Edge in Earth and Planetary Science Lecture series (LEEPS) presents Dean Peterson, Senior Vice President for Exploration, Duluth Minerals Limited, who will speak on “Geologic Studies in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Thoughts After Two Seasons with 100% Rock Exposure” at [...]

Institutional Review Board Meeting Friday, December 5, 2014

UND’s Institutional Review Board Meeting will be held  Friday, December 5, 2014 in Twamley, Room 305 at 2:00 p.m., to consider all Full Board Review research proposals that are submitted to the IRB Office before Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to the [...]

Nominations Invited for Founders Day UND Award for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Research or Creative Work, 2015

The UND Award for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Research or Creative Work This award will recognize outstanding interdisciplinary, collaborative work in the past three years by two or more UND faculty investigators. There are no limitations on disciplines that may be recognized. Scholarly creative work can be demonstrated in many forms: peer-reviewed publications, books, art, music, [...]

Nominations Invited for Founders Day Faculty Research Award, 2015

Nominations Invited for Founders Day Faculty Research Award Nominations are invited for The UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. The winner of this award will receive a plaque and $2,000 at the Founders Day Banquet on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Tenured faculty who have been at UND for at least [...]

Nominations Invited for Founders Day Departmental Research Award, 2015

Nominations Invited for Founders Day Departmental Research Award Nominations are invited for The UND Award for Departmental Excellence in Research recognizing research, scholarly, and creative productivity. The winning department will receive a $2,000 award and a plaque at the Founders Day Banquet on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Nominations should include information that will allow the [...]

Faculty and Collaborative Seed Money Request for Proposals

Proposals are invited for Faculty Seed Money and Collaborative Seed Money awards and are due by 4:00 p.m. on January 12, 2015.  Program details, guidelines, and submission information can be found on the Seed Money website. ~ Barry Milavetz, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Research & Economic Development

Research and Education Librarians

Two librarians have joined the Library of the Health Sciences at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences as research and education librarians. They have been assigned specific departments to assist faculty and students with research and to provide educational services. Wendy Lehar  is working with the health sciences—physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical laboratory science, physician [...]

2015 Summer Internships Available for Students and Faculty

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Summer Community College Internship (CCI), Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), Visiting Faculty (VF) and HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Research programs! The CCI program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE Mission by providing technical training experiences at DOE laboratories. The SULI program encourages [...]

Research Indicates Oral Health Disparities in North Dakota

The Center for Rural Health has released a report on the status of oral health in North Dakota. The report was developed in response to a request form the North Dakota state legislature. The findings indicate a need for prevention programs and improved access to dental care throughout the state; especially among special populations. Full [...]

2015 Amgen Scholars Program

Beginning in 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will become one of a select group of institutions of higher learning taking part in the Amgen Scholars Program, which provides hundreds of summer research opportunities to undergraduate students. The program is made possible by an $850,000 grant to the Foundation for the NIH from the [...]

Computational Tool Lowers Cost, Improves Oil and Gas Exploration Accuracy

A new computational tool developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory can take some of the cost and guesswork out of oil and gas exploration. Clayton Webster, Oak Ridge senior scientist and leader of the computational and applied mathematics group, said the new approach uses a multilevel Monte Carlo method involving computational algorithms. Repeated random sampling [...]

Date Correction for 2015 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health

Mark Your Calendar The Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health is taking place June 2-4, 2015 in Minot, North Dakota. Previous communication regarding the Dakota Conference indicated that the dates were June 3-5. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please mark your calendars to reflect the correct dates of June 2-4, 2015. For questions please [...]

Great News for Classical Music in the Red River Valley

Marie Haugen and Clifford Haugen have established an endowment for classical music at the North Dakota Museum of Art with a first gift of $10,000. Devoted fans of music in its many guises, the Haugens understand that classical music is not disappearing as traditional audiences gray but going through an exciting period of great historic change. Through [...]

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