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Physics Colloquium, October 3, 2014: Waves in Complex Media

The Department of Physics and Astrophysics will host a colloquium 4:00-5:00 p.m. Friday October 3, 2014 in 211 Witmer Hall. Professor John H. Page (University of Manitoba) will be speaking about how ultrasonic waves propagate in materials with ordered and disordered mesoscopic structures. All are welcome! For details, see here.  ~ Dr. Yen Lee Loh, [...]

Chemistry Seminar September 26, 2014

The Department of Chemistry will host a seminar on Friday, the 26th of September, 2014 in Abbott Hall, room 138 at 12:00 PM. Presenter: Dr. David Collum, Betty R. Miller Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, “Method of Continuous Variations: Structure and Reactivity of Lithium Enolates”. ~ Kim Myrum, Administrative Secretary, Department of Chemistry 

Biology Seminar Friday, September 26, 2014

The Department of Biology will host a seminar Friday, September 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Starcher Hall room 141.  The presenters are both MS Students in the Department of Biology:  Jerry Cole, “Local and landscape factors associated with grassland bird abundance in Grand Forks County, ND” and Rebecca Eckroad, “Nesting Behaviors of Sharp-tailed Grouse [...]

Physics Colloquium September 26, 2014

The Department of Physics & Astrophysics will host a colloquium, “Silica-based Near-Infrared Fluorescent Nanomaterials,” from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Friday September 26 in 211 Witmer Hall.  Professor Julia Zhao, from the Department of Chemistry, will be speaking about her research on nanomaterials and their applications in cancer treatment. All are welcome! For more details, click here. [...]

Grant Writing Workshop for Faculty & Staff Set for September 27, 2014

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY/STAFF When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 Time: 12:30-3:00 pm Where: Memorial Union: River Valley Room Grant Writing Basics:  Learn the basics of grant proposal writing for public and private agencies and foundations.  Topics to be covered in a general session include the elements of a successful proposal, how to develop a [...]

ND NASA Space Grant Research Proposals Due October 1, 2014

The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium (NDSGC) is now accepting proposals from faculty members at UND, NDSU, and all North Dakota affiliate institutions for research focus area (RFA) funding in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) field that is also NASA-relevant. UND and NDSU proposals must include collaboration and active participation with faculty and [...]

Williams Presents for Dean’s Hour on October 2, 2014

Geoffrey C. Williams, MD, PhD, a practicing internist and professor of medicine, psychiatry, and psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, will present at the Dean’s Hour at 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 2, in the Reed Keller Auditorium at the SMHS in Grand Forks.  His talk is titled “Motivation in Medicine [...]

2014 Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium is October 2, 2014

UND faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the Third Annual Epigenetics and Epigenomics Symposium to be held by the University of North Dakota on Thursday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, 1 Ralph Engelstad Drive in Grand Forks.  This event will bring together experts from fields [...]

Department of Atmospheric Sciences Seminar October 2, 2014

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences will host a Seminar on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Streibel Hall room 106 presented by UND Geology Graduate Student, Risa Madoff, “Climate-Driven Erosion for the Past 100 ka, Sierra Nevada, CA.” ~ Wanda Seyler, Administrative Secretary, Department of Atmospheric Sciences 

UND’s Institutional Review Board Meets October 3, 2014

The next Meeting will be held  Friday, October 3, 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, September 16, 2014. Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to the Full Board.  [...]

Astronomy Public Talk October 6, 2014

The Department of Physics and Astrophysics public talk and telescope observing session will take place Monday October 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM in Witmer Hall, room 114. The talk “The Rise and Fall of COMSAT: The First Satellite Communications Company” will be presented by Dr. David Whalen, Department of Space Studies, University of North Dakota. [...]

S&T Policy Fellowships Chat Series October 7, 2014

Want to contribute your science knowledge to directly address societal challenges?  Are you intrigued by the policy making process and seeking a way to develop science policy skills?  Learn how you too can have a monumental fellowship experience! Join a live video chat session to learn more about the AAAS Science & Technology (S&T) Policy [...]

DoD Accepting Phase 1 Proposals for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

Small high-technology firms are encouraged to submit proposals to DoD for R&D projects with both military and commercial applications in response to the 2014.3 SBIR Four Components within DoD announced the third round of solicitations for Phase I Proposals for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Multiple awards may be made. Eligibility is restricted [...]

EERE Awarding $5 Million for Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts Research

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy released a notice of intent for a new research program to support Research Projects on Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts that will reduce consumer costs including projects to develop valuable co-products, crop protection, and CO2 utilization strategies. Multiple awards of up to $5 million may be made. [...]

Praxair Debuts DryFrac Waterless Technology

Praxair has launched a new DryFrac waterless fracturing technology that can replace water by using liquid carbon dioxide to enhance productivity at the well site. The process involves a DryFrac blender technology in which the carbon dioxide and proppant are blended together, then pumped at high pressure through frack pumps the service companies own. “Our [...]

Submit Information to Research Expert Database – “Find the Expert”

Submit Information to Research Expert Database – “Find the Expert” “Find the Expert” is an on-going project of the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development that was developed by the NDUS Enterprise Services Web Applications Team.  It is a research initiative that applies to all forms of research, creative, and scholarly [...]

EERC Receives Two Competitive Awards Totaling More than 4.5 Million Dollars

The University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has received notices of two competitive awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) totaling more than $4.5 million: • Improved Characterization and Modeling of Tight Oil Formations for CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Potential and Storage Capacity Estimation. The DOE award is valued [...]

NSF Program Announcements with Limited Submissions Sought for PIRE and ADBC

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 International Research and Education (PIRE) #14-587 Partnerships [...]

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