The Graduate School At UND Marks 10th Year Of Scholarly Forum Showcasing Student Research

The Graduate School at the University of North Dakota hosts the 10th annual Scholarly Forum at the Memorial Union, March 8-9.

The Scholarly Forum is the only campus-wide event showcasing the cutting edge research and creative scholarship of the university’s graduate community. This year’s event will be the largest yet, with 92 oral presentations and panels, and 95 research posters and art exhibits.

A highlight of the Scholarly Forum is the Dean’s Lecture Series which this year features the research of Dr. Jianglong Zhang, Atmospheric Sciences. Dr. Zhang will discuss Aerosol, Clouds and Climate at noon, Wednesday, March 9, in the Lecture Bowl.

The Ballroom is once again set to be the busiest room of the two-day event, hosting the art exhibits and research posters from all corners of campus. The poster session is scheduled for Wednesday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., where presenters will gather to discuss their research.

“The Scholarly Forum is a valuable opportunity to discover the depth and breadth of research and scholarship conducted throughout our graduate community”, said Dean Joseph Benoit. “The magnitude and caliber of new knowledge generated by UND scholars is the highlight of the Forum.”

For more information:

Visit the Scholary Forum web page at for schedules and to read Dr Zhang’s abstract.

Read an interview with Dr Jianglong Zhang go to

Read an interview with the Dean of The Graduate School, Dr Joseph Benoit at