Just another WordPress weblog


The Division of Research & Economic Development is excited to present an online, interactive research newsletter to the University of North Dakota.  This newsletter is to help bring together the UND research community.  Features of the newsletter include a list of upcoming research-related events, research news, pictures, and links. To keep this newsletter going, we [...]

Full Story»


Building Your First Lab Webinar May 6, 2014

    Running a lab is the ultimate goal for many early-career scientists, but building a lab that will eventually produce research is often a difficult process. Laboratories come with a host of financial needs and responsibilities. While lab apprenticeships provide training, and mentors offer invaluable advice, there are likely to remain gaps in your [...]

Caraher, Weber to Excavate Legendary Atari ‘Burial Ground’

Archeology: digging up the ancient past, right? “Not always,” said University of North Dakota historian and archeologist Bill Caraher. With Bret Weber, Social Work, Caraher heads to New Mexico next week as part of a team that’s going to dig up a site that’s a lot less than 50 years old. “According to legend, in [...]

UND Named a Green College by Princeton Review

Just last week, the University learned that it has once again been included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges for its noteworthy achievements in integrating sustainability into the campus, classroom and community. The move toward a greener campus began with educating individuals about global climate change-related issues. To do this, UND leaders signed a [...]

UND is Key Player in Federally Mandated UAS Testing Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Monday, April 21st, that North Dakota is the first of the six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research to go live. The announcement of the Certificate of Authorization (COA) to the N.D. Department of Commerce was made by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta at [...]

NSF Program Announcement for SRN

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement. Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN) 2014 Focus: Urban Sustainability NSF 14-534 The goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition is to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability.  The [...]

School of Medicine and Health Sciences to Present Doctor of Medicine Degrees

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences will confer the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree during commencement at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10th, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on the UND campus in Grand Forks. Sixty-four degree candidates will participate in the ceremony.  The graduates have completed four years of [...]

National Institute of Mental Health Update Newsletter

Learn more about the latest research in mental health from the most recent Update from the National Institute of Mental Health. ~ Center for Rural Health Update, 4/23/2014

National Rural Health Resource Center Grant Writing Manual

The National Rural Health Resource Center’s Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC) has developed a federal grant writing manual.  It was developed specifically to help grant applicants prepare for and write a federal grant proposal.  The manual includes examples of a grant writing checklist, a work plan, and a budget table.  Click here for more [...]

NIH Changes Application Submission Policy

On April 17th, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) made a major change to its application submission policy.  Previously, NIH had a ‘two strikes’ policy that gave investigators only one additional chance to resubmit a proposal to the NIH before being required to substantially change the scientific focus of any subsequent applications.  Under the new [...]

Space Studies Colloquium Series Continues

Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in Ryan Hall, room 111.  Presenter: Mr. Tracy R. Gill, Technology Strategy Manager, NASA Kennedy Space Center.  Title: “From Earth to the ISS to the Moon and Mars: Development Considerations for Space Habitation and Current Efforts at NASA”. More information can be found here.  ~ Bev Fetter, Administrative [...]

Physician Assistant Program’s Annual Scholarly Project Poster Session is April 30th

The Physician Assistant Program’s annual Scholarly Project poster session will be held on Wednesday, April 30th, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Vennes Atrium at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks. There will be two sessions: 8:15 a.m. – noon (28 posters) and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (27 [...]

College of Business & Public Administration Research Seminar April 25, 2014

CoBPA Research Seminar Friday, April 25, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in Gamble Hall, room 225.  Presenter: Sean Valentine, “Rogues in the Ranks of Selling Organizations: Using Corporate Ethics to Manage Workplace Bullying and Job Satisfaction.”

Dakota Science Center’s Super Science Day is April 27, 2014

You’re invited to the Dakota Science Center’s Super Science Day, which features hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities for families, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Purpur Arena, 1110 7 Ave. South.  There is no charge. The Scout Show featuring Boy Scout and Girl Scout activities will also be in the arena.  The [...]

Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist to Speak at Fargo Theatre on April 23, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dudley Herschbach is scheduled to present “Electrospray Wings for Molecular Elephants” on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre.  The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the NDSU College of Science and Mathematics’ Community Lectureship Series. Herschbach is the Frank B. Baird Jr. [...]

ND EPSCoR Announces UND 2014 AURA Winners

The North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) announces the 2014 Advanced Undergraduate Research Award (AURA) winners at the University of North Dakota.  The goal of AURA is to encourage undergraduate students to consider a career that involves research in Science, Engineering, or Mathematics.  AURA provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to [...]

Summer Salary with Grant, Cooperative Agreement or Contract Funding

The following is being provided for faculty with nine-month appointments who are being paid on a grant, cooperative agreement or contract during the summer. • Faculty having nine-month contracts may be employed for up to three full months’ salary on research grants or other sponsored program activities provided the sponsoring agency’s rules do not prohibit [...]

Graduate Student Research Seminar on April 23, 2014

Fredice Quenumzangbe, a graduate student in the Microbiology & Immunology Program in the Department of Basic Sciences, will be presenting her research seminar titled “Role of Galectins in immunopathogenesis of neurocysticercosis” on Wednesday, April 23, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 5510 at the SMHS in Grand Forks. All are welcome to attend. ~ Lisa Brown, Education [...]

Notice of Major Change in NIH Policy

Cllick here to review a major change in National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy with respect to the submission of proposals that have not been funded.  This change allows proposals to be submitted as new proposals with certain requirements, even if they have been previously rejected on their first and second submission. ~ Barry Milavetz, Ph.D., Associate [...]

Institutional Review Board Meeting May 2, 2014

UND’s Institutional Review Board Meeting will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 in Twamley, Room 305 at 2:00 p.m., to consider all Full Board Review research proposals that were submitted to the IRB Office before Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to [...]

Space Studies Colloquium Series Continues

Tuesday, April 22th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in Ryan Hall, room 111. Dr. Gloria Leon, Professor Emerita, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, will present “Psychological Considerations in Astronaut Selection and Crew Support for Long Duration Space Missions.”  More information can be found here. ~ Bev Fetter, Administrative Secretary, Department of Space Studies

Campus Meeting April 23, 2014 will Observe Earth Day

This year, why not celebrate Earth Day by attending the events being held Wednesday, April 23, in the Memorial Union?  This Earth Day celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a vendor fair in the Loading Dock and on the main floor of the Union.  Come and see what others are doing to reduce their [...]

Recent Grant Awards»

Van Doze

Department of Basic Sciences - “REU Site: Genes & the Environment: Research Experiences for Undergraduates from Rural and Tribal Colleges” – $549,700

David Bradley

Basic Sciences – “Research, Development and Commercialization of ParvoOne” – $1,000,000

Submit News
You are invited and encouraged to submit UND research-related news articles and events to be considered for inclusion in the UND Research Newsletter.