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The Division of Research & Economic Development is excited to continue providing an online, interactive research newsletter.  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 continue providing you with informative and valuable research information, your [...]

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Research ND Grant Applications Due 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 [...]

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 [...]

Biology Seminar Friday, October 24, 2014

The Department of Biology will present a seminar on Friday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. in Starcher Hall room 141. Dr. James N. Roemmich, Supervisory Research Physiologist/Research Leader, USDA-ARS-NPA, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, will present “Stress and Health in Children: Activation of Behavioral and Biological Pathways that Promote Antecedents of Adult Disease” ~ Dr. Rebecca [...]

Physics Colloquium October 24, 2014

The Department of Physics & Astrophysics will host a colloquium Friday October 24 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in 211 Witmer Hall. Faculty member Prof. William Schwalm will be speaking on “Coupled Phenomena with Balls and Sticks.” All are welcome!  For details, click here. ~ Dr. Yen Lee Loh, Assistant Professor, UND Department of Physics & [...]

STEM Cafe Focuses on Dark Matter October 28, 2014

The Grand Forks Public Library will hold a STEM café at 7:00 p.m. October 28 in the upstairs meeting room. Wayne Barkhouse, Associate Professor of Physics & Astrophysics, will present “Dark Matter – a current mystery to be solved.”  More is unknown than known about 25 percent of the universe now called dark matter.  What [...]

Northern Valley Career Expo Set for October 29, 2014

The 2014 Northern Valley Career Expo will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Alerus Center. Northern Valley Career Expo Objectives: ― Provide regional employers a venue to introduce students to career opportunities they offer ― Expose high school students to regional occupational demands and training programs to help them [...]

Sarkar Presents Graduate Student Research Seminar on October 29, 2014

Sanghita Sarkar, a graduate student in the Microbiology & Immunology Program in the Department of Basic Sciences, will present a research seminar titled “Role of YopJ in Yersinia pestis pathogenesis” on Wednesday, October 29, at 12:00 noon in Room 5510 at the SMHS in Grand Forks. All are welcome to attend. ~ Lisa Brown, Education Coordinator, Department [...]

PHS Financial Conflict of Interest Training October 30, 2014

Public Health Service (PHS) has recently revised its policy for requiring all PHS grantees or those considering submitting to PHS complete a mandatory education class.  According to the new policy all grantees must be trained in Conflict of Interest every four years.   The division of Research and Economic Development will be conducting a training session [...]

Fall Communication Program Colloquium Series Continues October 30, 2014

The Communication Program kicked off its 2014 fall colloquium series Thursday, October 9, at 2:00 p.m. in O’Kelly Hall, room 301. The colloquium series is an opportunity for communication graduate students, as well as professors, to share their research, raise awareness and learn from others. It gives everyone an opportunity to see what the communication [...]

Atmospheric Sciences Seminar Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences will host a seminar on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Streibel Hall room 106. The speaker, Andy Heymsfield, NCAR, Boulder, CO. will present “Aircraft-induced Contrails: Formation, Microphysical Properties and Climate Effects” ~ Wanda Seyler, Administrative Secretary, Atmospheric Sciences 

Embrace Cancer Survivorship Program and School of Medicine & Health Sciences Collaborate with Theatre B for “Wit” on October 30, 2014

Theatre B joins forces with Sanford Health’s Embrace Cancer Survivorship Program and the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences for its 2014–2015 season opener “Wit”—a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Margaret Edson. The play will have two special performances at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Grand Forks on Thursday, October 30, in the [...]

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Announces Premed Day

Anyone who is interested in learning about a career as a physician or in the process of applying to medical school is invited to attend the annual Premed Day on Saturday, November 1, from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (UND SMHS) in Grand [...]

International Mental Health Science Award Given to Four Talented Young Researchers

Second annual MQ Fellows Award will provide over £900,000 to support four cutting-edge projects exploring new ways of understanding, treating and preventing mental illness. MQ: Transforming Mental Health, the major new mental health research charity has announced the award of four MQ Fellowships. Capitalising on promising scientific and technological advances in their fields, the 2014 [...]

David Bradley to Meet with Department of Defense about Potential Ebola Treatment

On the UND SMHS Facebook Page, read the Grand Forks Herald article about David Bradley’s meeting with the Department of Defense about a potential Ebola treatment. Bradley is executive director of the Center of Research Excellence for Avian Therapeutics for Infectious Diseases at the UND SMHS. ~ UND SMHS E-News, 10/24/2014

NSF Program Announcements with Limited Submissions Sought for MRI and SNM

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). Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) #15-504 The Major Research [...]

Campus Invited to November 6, 2014 Meeting on Increasing Corporate and Private Giving

How can UND collaborate to capitalize on corporate and private giving and awards? A Funding Work Group will meet to discuss the issue from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Gorecki Alumni Center. Academic Affairs and the UND Foundation are hosting a lunch for faculty, researchers, and staff to discuss leveraging resources [...]

Americorps Funding Opportunity

WORKSHOPS FOR THE AMERICORPS GRANT The state of North Dakota is awarded funding each year for AmeriCorps and is excited to fund new projects. The North Dakota Department of Commerce – State Commission on National and Community Service is announcing a series of workshops for the upcoming 2015-16 AmeriCorps grant.  There is no fee for [...]

Abstract Submissions for 2015 Dakota Conference on Rural & Public Health Due October 28

Abstract submissions for the 2015 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health are due by 12:00 noon CST on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Rural and public health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts for the 2015 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. Both oral and poster presentations should feature community or research projects that [...]

Dr. Jacque Gray Publishes Article in APA’s Journal of Rural Mental Health

Dr. Jacque Gray recently had an article published in the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Rural Mental Health. The article focuses on Suicide in Indian Country, and is co-authored with John A. McCullagh. ~ Center for Rural Health Update – October 2014

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USDA – ARS Award

Human Nutrition Research Center – “Human Obesity Prevention Research” – $1,064,500

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