UND’s Gerla Leads Mojave Expedition

A group of UND geology & geological engineering students went retro for Spring Break this year — as in pre Ice Age. As part of a school sponsored expedition to the Mojave Desert led by Phil Gerla, the students discovered rare dinosaur tracks from the Jurassic times. It was a highlight of a trip that…
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UND SMHS Residents Practice Telepsychiatry To Reach Western North Dakotans

Robert Olson is connected to western North Dakota. “We are determined to reach rural areas,” said Olson, a Williston native and geriatric psychiatrist who directs the residency training program in psychiatry at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). “The ability to access psychiatrists is in short supply in many areas, quadruply so…
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UND Tops Big Sky In NCAA Public Recognition

UND Fighting Hawks student-athletes continue to lead their Big Sky Conference peers in the classroom as much as they do on the field. The University of North Dakota had a Big Sky Conference-leading four teams receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) on Wednesday, marking the fourth consecutive…
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Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford Delivers Wenstrom Lecture

Before arriving at the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center for the annual Frank Wenstrom Lecture, North Dakota Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford had been across the map and back in a single day. For him, it’s all too familiar. “Yesterday I was in Williston, talking about the Main Street Initiative and higher education governance reform,” Sanford…
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UND ROTC Cadet Commander Graduates Through Adversity

Jake Wessling answered his first subordinate salute as an Army officer on Saturday. Later the same day, he shook hands with UND President Kennedy after receiving his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. It was a day of achievements for the freshly minted second lieutenant. However, over the span of five years as a student-soldier in…
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