TONIGHT: Next show in UND Program in International Studies (IS) Speaker Series focuses on student projects

April 16 event also features Dakota Resource Council documentary, “This is Our Country: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom.”

WHO: University of North Dakota Program in International Studies (IS) Speaker Series

WHAT: Third presentation in the IS Speaker Series featuring students and a recent film about the Bakken oil field, as follows:

*UND undergraduate Caleb Kobilansky will describe how North Dakota has experienced many drastic changes due to the oil boom in the Bakken Reserve; he will also detail his plans about using a 360+ mile expedition run across the state to investigate the Bakken boom. He also will outline the physical preparation needed for the run, the social and environmental impact of the Bakken oil boom, as well as the perceptions surrounding the Bakken reserve area.

*UND School of Law student Lane Thompsn will deliver a talk titled “Liquid Sovereignty: A study of the re-examination of North Dakota’s tax agreement with the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.” The presentation is, briefly, about the concept of sovereignty and how it relates to oil revenue.

*Showing of the Dakota Resource Council’s documentary film “This Is Our Country: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom.”

WHEN: 7 p.m. (reception at 6:30 p.m.), Wednesday, April 16

WHERE: Empire Arts Center, Backstage Project

The series final presentation this semester is April 30: Ann Reed’s “Like Oil and Gender: Work and Play in North Dakota’s Oil Patch”

About UND Program in International Studies Speaker Series

The International Studies Speaker Series embodies the strategic vision of an Exceptional UND by providing opportunities for students, faculty, and the community to gather and collaborate.  During the spring 2014 semester, International Studies invited three scholars to give interdisciplinary lectures exploring approaches to the theme of “North Dakota’s International Borders,” specifically focusing on issues in the oil patch. By focusing on the myriad borders present within North Dakota, the series highlights how the interaction of international, national, and internal issues construct the state as a unique contact zone at the center of 21st-century globalization.

The lectures are held downtown at the Backstage Project of the Empire Arts Center from 7 to 8 p.m. in order to bring these University events directly into the Grand Forks community. Catered receptions begin at 6:30 prior to each talk. By providing time to meet and mingle in a public space before and after the lectures, we hope to encourage prolonged discussions and avenues for future collaborations between and within the University and the community.

The series is been made possible through the generous support of UND’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.

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Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor
National Media Relations Coordinator
Division of University and Public Affairs
Instructor, Marketing Department
College of Business and Public Administration
University of North Dakota
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UND team to capture, webcast tonight’s lunar eclipse

Photo courtesy of NASA.

Photo courtesy of NASA.

Unique event, clear skies bode well for viewing

Who: Tim Young, University of North Dakota Astronomy & Astrophysics; Ron Marsh, UND Computer Science

What: Lunar Eclipse

When: Starting at midnight (Central Daylight Saving Time) to around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday , April 15

Where: Online at sems.UND.edu, from Clifford Hall (or outside Streibel Hall) on the UND campus.

About tonight’s eclipse
It’s more common than a full solar eclipse. But full lunar eclipses — when the Earth’s shadow obscures the moon — are still rare enough that you should try to take in, especially since the forecast is for clear skies tonight over our region.

A lunar eclipse is quite a show as the Earth’s shadow will change the moon’s color from its brilliantly lit surface to orange to red to dark brown, says Tim Young, a UND Physics & Astrophysics faculty member and part of a team that will capture this great Solar System event and broadcast it in real time on the Internet sems.UND.edu.

The lunar eclipse will take place over three hours beginning at 2:58 a.m. CDT when the Earth’s shadow begins covering the moon. The moon will be totally eclipsed at about 3:58 a.m. colored a deep red. The show will be done by 4:33 a.m. CDT.

Eclipses happen two to three times per year when the Sun, Earth and the full moon line up so that the moon passes through Earth’s shadow, said Young, who with UND computer scientist Ron Marsh is well known in the astronomy community for webcasting Solar System events from spots around the world.

“This is a great opportunity because the weather is supposed to be good,” said Young. “We won’t see this again until 2019.”

Here is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) website about tonight’s eclipse:
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/lunar-eclipse-2014.html

About UND’s eclipse team
UND professors Timothy Young, Physics & Astrophysics, and Ronald Marsh, chair, Computer Science, will be on hand at Clifford Hall (or outside to Streibel Hall, right across the parking lot from Clifford) on the UND campus, to capture and webcast tonight’s lunar eclipse.

This UND eclipse team, called SEMS, has traveled around the world to cover and webcast Solar System events including annular and hybrid eclipses, lunar eclipses, and Venus and Mercury transits. All these can be watched on the SEMS web site.

Th UND webcast is unique in several ways. The UND webcast broadcasts streaming color video, not just static pictures.

As in previous eclipse events that the team has webcast, tonight’s lunar eclipse webase includes a chat room where viewers from around the world can add to their involvement in the eclipse experience and can ask questions of the UND team. The UND webcast uses live audio to answer viewer’s questions and to provide viewers with updates and discussions on the progress of the eclipse. The UND webcast team will also produce and post podcasts about the total lunar eclipse.

It is the goal of the UND team to use technology to bring the excitement of science to viewers around the world.

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UND Social Work Department receives federal Child Welfare Scholars Award

The University of North Dakota Department of Social Work — part of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines — recently received $735,000 from the U.S. Children’s Bureau to help ameliorate the child welfare workforce shortage in North Dakota communities affected by the oil boom.

The Children’s Bureau is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.

Department Chair and the grant’s principal investigator Carenlee Barkdull will work with her team to administer the five-year award, which will recruit and provide stipends for 20-25 “Child Welfare Scholars” who, after a competitive application process, will receive tuition and other support in return for working in designated child welfare agencies after successful completion of social work degrees.

“We were one of 11 schools or departments of social work selected in this competitive process,” said Barkdull, who in addition to a Ph.D. holds the designation of LCSW (licensed certified social worker).

“These are five year projects,” Barkdull said. “A consortium of schools chosen for the first round of NCWWI grants is mentoring us, so that we build on their experience and expertise. It is very much about building a ‘learning community’ and creating long-term improvements in child welfare systems and in social work curricula. ‘Child Welfare Scholars’ is what we are choosing to call our selected students.”

The two principal partners in this project are one of the department’s service units, the Children and Family Services Training Center (CFSTC) , and the North Dakota Children and Family Services Division.

The partnership, which will receive technical assistance from the Children’s Bureau’s National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, will also focus on improvements to child welfare training and curricula designed to improve child welfare workforce retention.

“One of NCWWI’s primary criteria was a strong relationship with local and state child welfare agencies,” Barkdull said.

“Our (Social Work Department’s) Children and Family Services Training Center just celebrated its 30-year partnership with us and the state Division on March 14,” Barkdull said.

They provide child welfare certification training to all child welfare workers in the state, and provide training to all of the foster parents as well.

“They are funded by the state Division, and housed in our Department — one of the first such models in the country, and key to the success of this grant,” Barkdull said. “So, we are not just helping students to be well-prepared to take child welfare roles in the ‘Patch,’ but we are partnering with our Training Center and state Division to consider how we can work together to improve how we prepare and sustain the child welfare workforce across the state.”

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Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor
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University of North Dakota
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UND Center for Community Engagement will hold next community-University forum in Emerado, N.D., on April 26

Community members from around the region are invited to attend a forum on “Networked Communities” to be held Saturday, April 26 in Emerado, N.D.

The forum, hosted by the University of North Dakota Center for Community Engagement, is free of charge and transportation from UND is provided. A complimentary lunch will be served by the host community.

The annual “Community Connect Forum” brings together community members, faculty and students for a discussion about issues important to rural communities.

This year’s programming will focus on the part internal and external networks play in a community’s development. A roundtable discussion of the possibilities for communities to collaborate will include mayors from Lakota, Sheyenne, Emerado, and Grand Forks in North Dakota and Hallock and Warren in Minnesota, as well as the chair of the Spirit Lake Tribe. A plenary and workshop also will feature a study and discussion of networks in the communities of Emerado, Bowdon and Hebron.

Presentations on two regional projects will provide participants insight into how major partnerships between communities and institutions can be successful: (1)“Grand Sky” is an aviation and business technology park to be located at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, (2) and the Grand Forks County Prairie Project is a collaborative effort to increase the economic, wildlife and cultural value of the grasslands west of Grand Forks.

The commander of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Col. Paul E. Bauman, will be the luncheon speaker, addressing the importance of networking between military and civilian neighbors.  An optional Air Force Base tour is available to the first 40 interested people who register by April 9.

Registration for the forum is free. Registration information and a complete schedule of the day’s events can be found on the Center’s website at www.communityengagement.und.edu ,or by calling 701.777.0675.

Emerado Forum Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m., Coffee and Registration, Emerado Elementary School, Door One, 501 Main Street.
  • 8:30 a.m., Exhibits, hallways outside the gymnasium.
  • 9 a.m., Introductory Welcome, gymnasium.
  • 9:15 a.m., Networked Communities-Plenary Session, gymnasium.
  • 10:15 a.m., Break-Coffee and Networking.
  • 10:30 a.m., Networked Governments – Mayoral Roundtable, gymnasium.
  • 10:30 a.m., Tour of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, departs from school parking lot at Door One, pre-registration required.
  • Noon, Networked Neighbors – Lunch Session, gymnasium.
  • 1 p.m., Networking and Exhibits.
  • 1:30 p.m., Networked Solutions – Workshop, gymnasium.
  • 1:30 p.m., Networked Partners – Roundtable, Emerado Community Center, 200 Main Street.
  • 3:30 p.m., Networked Institutions – UND Art Exhibit, Emerado City Hall, 201 Main Street.
  • 3:30 p.m., Social Networking – Closing Reception, Emerado Community Center, 200 Main Street.

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Media Relations Coordinator
Public Relations Group
Division of University and Public Affairs
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Nuremberg Trials go digital at UND

The University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Library, in collaboration with the UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies and the UND Department of English, has created the “Nuremberg Trials Digital Collections: Nazi Occupation of Norway.” 

This digital collection provides important primary resources for the study of human rights, Norway and World War II.

The new digital collection uses documents from the UND’s Nuremberg Trials Collection, preserved in the Library’s Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.  More than 1,100 documents relating to the Nazi invasion and occupation of Norway (1940 -1944) have been digitized and transcribed.  Content in the digital collection features transcripts of indictments, arraignments, opening and closing statements, and testimony as well as evidentiary documents.  Page images and supplementary maps also are presented as part of the collection.

Work on project began in 2008 and was completed in 2014.  The project provided valuable experience to students in English classes who participated in the digitization and transcription activities.   Their work combined traditional features of literary study with technology and was very valuable for the project. The students gained practical experience involving historical analysis and computer encoding skills which could be applied in their future careers.

The original concept of the project was envisioned by Gregory S. Gordon, director of the UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies and associate professor of law at UND.  Gordon was instrumental in obtaining a generous donation from the Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum in Oslo Norway to help fund project activities.

Crystal Alberts, assistant professor in the UND Department of English, directed the digitization project and supervised student work.  Curt Hanson, head of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, consulted on the organization of the Nuremberg Trials Collection and Will Martin, the Library’s web site developer, provided technical expertise for the project.

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Contact:
Wilbur Stolt
Director of Libraries
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND  58202-9000
Wilbur.Stolt@library.und.edu
Tel: 701.777.2189

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UND Education faculty member’s books indexed by Thomson Reuters

Sagini Keengwe research on educational best practices garners academic attention

Sagini Keengwe, associate professor in the College of Education & Human Development at the at the University of North Dakota, was recently notified that the Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index has listed two of his latest books, Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration and Virtual Mentoring for Teachers: Online Professional Development Practices.

The Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index, a resource used by academic professionals and other researchers, indexes select book titles in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

“It’s the most comprehensive index of its kind,” said Keengwe. “It allows users to search seamlessly across books, journals and conference proceedings to find the information that is most relevant to their work. It also increases the visibility of a researcher’s published work.”

Keengwe was also recently recognized at the 2014 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. His co-authored paper, “Using Technology Pedagogical Content Knowledge Development to Enhance Learning Outcomes” won one of the five TPACK (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) SIG Paper Awards for 2014.

Keengwe’s teaching and writing focuses primarily on instructional technology integration and student-centered approaches in teacher education. He has co-authored 65 journal articles and edited 10 scholarly textbooks with a focus on instructional technologies both in K-12 and in higher education.

Keengwe is set to publish two more book titles this summer, Models for Improving and Optimizing Online and Blended Learning in Higher Education and Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies: Cases, Trends, and Inquiry-Based Methods.

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Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor
National Media Relations Coordinator
Division of University and Public Affairs
Instructor, Marketing Department
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University of North Dakota
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UND Global Visions Film Series continues with presentation of Terraferma, an Italian film

The University of North Dakota Global Visions Film Series continues Tuesday, April 15, with Terraferma (English: Dry Land), an Academy Award-nominated 88 minute Italian film from 2011. The movie starts at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

The Global Visions Film Series this spring explores a variety of themes that include the richness of human connection and relationships, the wonder and inspiration to be found in the natural world, the compassion and complexity of emotions experienced by people making choices to improve the lives of others, and the comedic relief that can be found despite the stresses of everyday life.

The Series promotes diversity in North Dakota by screening award-winning national and international films. The Series is sponsored by the Black Student Association, The Era Bell Thompson Multicultural Center, and the Anthropology Department at UND.

The series is partially funded by the Student Organization Funding Association, good will donations, and financial assistance from the sponsoring departments at UND.

The goal of the film series is to provide the University and the Grand Forks communities with the opportunity to experience films of exceptional quality from around the world, providing a broader understanding of, and appreciation for, the breadth, variety, and commonality of the human family.

Many university faculty across disciplines assign these films as extra credit assignments for students. Each film screed this season is a winner of multiple awards at both international and national film festivals.

Both street parking and pay parking are available.

All films begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays between February and May, 2014.

All films are free and open to the public, students, faculty, and staff. A $1 good will donation is requested but not mandatory.

Additional films this season:
April 22 – A Hijacking (103 min) – Denmark
May 6 – Starbuck (109 min.) – Canadian

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Contacts:
Marcia Mikulak 701.777.4718
UND Department of Anthropology

Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor
National Media Relations Coordinator
Division of University and Public Affairs
Instructor, Marketing Department
College of Business and Public Administration
University of North Dakota
701-740-1321 cell 701-777-6571 office
juan.pedraza@UND.edu

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UND’s Conflict Resolution to host seventh annual symposium April 14-17

This year’s event focuses on strengthening the foundation of the modern-day workforce

The University of North Dakota Conflict Resolution Center will play host to a symposium for strengthening the foundation of the modern-day workforce at the Memorial Union on UND’s campus.

The sessions will take place April 14-17. It costs $100 for full day sessions and $50 for a half day sessions. Register for the symposium at UND.edu/centers/conflict-resolution/training-education/annual-symposium.cfm or call 701.777.3664.

The symposium will feature Sara Christiansen, author of Critical Leadershift. Christiansen will offer a full-day workshop about why traditional management techniques are counter-productive today. She will help participants define performance, quantify human capital, address return on investments, and take a scientific leadership approach.

The symposium will also feature special guest Andre Koen, who has helped organizations manage and train staff, employees and clients on diversity without blame, fault or guilt.  His organization understands that people are doing the best they can with what they have, yet encourages them to self-examine, explore other cultures and be allies for others.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday, April, 14

  •    8:30-4:30 p.m., Planning for Success: Visioning for the Future, a guide to lead your business toward a better future with Kristine Paranica, UND Conflict Resolution Center.

Tuesday, April, 15

  • 8:30 a.m. – noon, Unsafe by Nature; Safety Management= Change Management; and Safety as a Team Sport, with Matt Weis, PHR, client safety coordinator
  • 1-4:30 p.m., Creating Cultural Competence, with Andre Koen, AM Horizon’s Center for Social and Economic Justice, who will help participants understand the culture of their organization.

Wednesday, April, 16

  • 8:30 a.m. – noon, The People Side of Change Management & Succession Planning, with Sharon Connell-Rick, MBA, SPHR.
  •  1-4:30 p.m., Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce, with Yoke-Sim Gunarante of Cultural Diversity Resources, and a panel discussion with Kathryn Dachtler and Kirsten Kenney, LSS New American Resettlement, Keith Reitmeier, North Dakota Job Service, Cynthia Shabb, Global Friends Coalition, Chandra Rai and local business owners.

Thursday, April, 17

  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Critical Leadershift, with author Sara Christiansen. A full day workshop about why traditional management techniques are counterproductive in the modern workplace.
Contact:
UND Conflict Resolution Center
701.777.3664 | und.conflictresolution@UND.edu
conflictresolution.und.edu

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David L. Dodds
Writer/Editor
Media Relations Coordinator
Public Relations Group
Division of University and Public Affairs
264 Centennial Drive Stop 7144
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7144
701.777.5529 | 701.777.4616 fax
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MEDIA ADVISORY UND: Holocaust Remembrance event April 9

MEDIA ADVISORY: UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies presents Nuremberg, North Dakota & Trial Advocacy: A Holocaust Remembrance

Who: The University of North Dakota Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies

What: Nuremberg, North Dakota & Trial Advocacy: A Holocaust Remembrance symposium

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9

Where: Arthur P. Anderson Atmospherium, Odegard Hall, Room 115

About the symposium

The Nuremberg, North Dakota & Trial Advocacy: A Holocaust Remembrance symposium, which is free and open to the public, will feature two presentations:

*The Legacy of Nuremberg and From History’s Greatest Trail: The Cross Examination of Hermann Goering. A question and answer session will follow.

*The Legacy of Nuremberg by Gregory S. Gordon, a faculty member in the UND School of Law and director of the UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies—An overview and summary of the Nuremberg trials, including discussion related to due process and the verdicts.

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Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor
National Media Relations Coordinator
Division of University and Public Affairs
University of North Dakota
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UND’s 20th annual McNair Forum is April 10

UND will host the 20th annual McNair Forum Thursday, April 10, in the Memorial Union River Valley Room.

The forum focuses on undergraduate research presented by McNair Program Scholars.

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program – named after NASA astronaut Ronald McNair who died in the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger – is funded by the United States Department of Education and is operated under the University’s Division of Student Affairs.

The McNair Program encourages students to prepare for graduate studies by providing opportunities to define goals, engage in research and to develop the skills and student faculty mentor relationships vital to success at the doctoral level.

Participants of the McNair Program are low-income, first-generation college students of junior or senior standing, that are from a group underrepresented at the doctoral level of targeted departments.

The forum schedule, presenters, and topics are as follows:

  • 9-9:20 a.m., Eriverto Vargas, “The dynamics of voting turnout in metropolitan areas.”
  • 9:20-9:40 a.m., Andy Erickson, “Improvements on Autonomous Vehicle Technology.”
  • 9:40-10 a.m., Cole Ward, “Factors Affecting the High School Dropout Decisions of Rural Native American and Other Youth.”
  • 10-10:20 a.m., Dana McVeigh, “Creating a Link Between the Past and the Public: The Roles and Goals of Public Archaeology.”
  • 10:20-10:40 a.m., Break.
  • 10:40-11 a.m., Melvina King, “Collegiate NHL Prospects and the Psychological Effects of a Potential NHL Career.”
  • 11-11:20 a.m., Danielle Miller, “Reinterpreting College Retention of Native Americans.”
  • 11:20-11:40 a.m., Kimisean Liggett, “Building Strong Friendship Skills in Adolescent Populations: A Prevention Based Curriculum.”
  • 11:40 a.m.-12 p.m., Leslie Yellow Hammer, “Fungal Presence Affects on the Soil Community in Western Wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii).”
  • Noon-12:20 p.m., Ilse Coleman, “Career influences that impact students who pursue a career in either physical or occupational therapy”
  • 12:20 p.m.-1 p.m., Lunch on your own.
  • 1-1:20 p.m., Matthew Cookman, “Investigating the Factors Related to Endorsing Gambling as an Escape.”
  • 1:20-1:40 p.m., Karen Borgen, “The Culture of Childhood Cancer and the Rural Social Workers Role.”
  • 1:40-2 p.m., Jennifer Hayes, “Generational Poverty Culture and How Learning is Affected.”
  • 2-2:20 p.m., Kelly Kennedy, “Casual Misogyny in Early British Arthurian Literature: Sir Gawain as the Virile Woman.”
  • 2:20-2:40 p.m., Alexander Knudson, “Insect diversity of Oakville Prairie, N.D.”
  • 2:40-3 p.m., Beth Bray, “Investigating Whether a Ten Minute Mindfulness Exercise is Enough to Manipulate State Mindfulness.”
  • 3-3:20 p.m., Shafiq Khan, “Bakken Presents Greater Challenges for Community Development.”

About Ronald McNair:

Ronald Erwin McNair, was born on Oct. 21, 1950, in Lake City, S.C., to Carl and Pearl McNair. He attended North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, where, in 1971, he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in physics. In 1976, he earned his Ph.D. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

McNair’s many distinctions include: Presidential Scholar (1967-71), Ford Foundation Fellow (1971-74), and National Fellowship Fund Fellow (1974-75). He was also named Omega Psi Phi Scholar of the Year (1975), was honored as the Distinguished National Scientist by the National Society of Black Professional Engineers (1979), and received the Friend of Freedom Award (1981).

McNair was nationally recognized for his work in the field of laser physics. In 1978, he was one of 35 applicants selected from a pool of ten thousand for NASA’s space shuttle program and assigned as a mission specialist aboard the 1984 flight of the shuttle Challenger. On his first space shuttle mission in February 1984, McNair orbited the earth 122 times aboard Challenger. He was the second African American to fly in space.

In addition to his academic achievements, he received three honorary doctorates and numerous fellowships and commendations. He was also a sixth degree black belt in karate and an accomplished jazz saxophonist. He was married to Cheryl Moore and had two children, Reginald Ervin and Joy Cheray.

On the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, McNair and his six crew members died in an explosion aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

Useful link:

UND Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program: http://und.edu/student-life/trio/mcnair-program/.

For more information, contact Jill Teters, program coordinator, TRIO Programs, at 777.4931 or jill.teters@UND.edu.

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Contact:
David L. Dodds
Writer/Editor
Media Relations Coordinator
Public Relations Group
Division of University and Public Affairs
264 Centennial Drive Stop 7144
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7144
701.777.5529 | 701.777.4616 fax
david.dodds@UND.edu
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