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RAIN Program receives major grant

September 30, 2015

The Recruitment-Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) program at the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines was recently awarded $555,152 in funding. This money will go toward supporting tribal members in their educational endeavors and will assist in a collaboration with the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) to address educational and employment [...]

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Biologists integrate unmanned aircraft technology in longstanding Canadian wildlife study

In a portion of Manitoba, Canada, so remote you have to fly in by helicopter, a research team led by the University of North Dakota and the American Museum of Natural History spent the summer in the polar bear capital of the world deploying the latest tool – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) — in a nearly five-decade-old ecological study. [...]

International health and fitness scholar joins College of Education and Human Development

Formerly on the faculty at University of South Australia, Grant Tomkinson arrived in Grand Forks with his wife and three children in August to begin work as an associate professor in the Kinesiology & Public Health Education program. He brings with him a vast body of knowledge about the benefits of exercise among young people. [...]

EERC receives Department of Commerce grant to develop renewable fluids used in petroleum production

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has been awarded $250,000 from the North Dakota Department of Commerce Research North Dakota Program to develop and commercialize new technology for the production of fully renewable, low-toxicity, biodegradable biolubricants, solvents, and drilling and fracking fluids used in petroleum production. The project will be conducted in partnership with [...]

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