University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One features Rusalka dance and law enforcement advancements

This week on Studio One, learn about a Ukrainian tradition that captures the imagination of audiences around the globe. Rusalka is a traditional dance based on Ukrainian folklore. One Rusalka ensemble from Manitoba, Canada has been performing for almost 50 years. They share their unique history with audiences worldwide through energetic shows. “I love the energy, I love the passion and I love being able to express my culture in a way that is different than most,” said one dancer. This group says they strive to share their traditions through every performance.

Also, the Grand Forks County Police Department is working with the Aviation Department to bring a new view to the force. This new project uses unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for police regulation. “Our responsibility is dealing with public safety … this aircraft is going to save lives,” says Robert Rost, Grand Forks County Sheriff. Alan Frazier, an associate professor of aerospace at UND is working with the department as the chief pilot for the UAS unit. Frazier started this research project involving UAS for police regulation in 2009. Find out how this technology will benefit the community and why some officers say this technology is the future of law enforcement.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba; and online at

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