University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

President Kelley invites UND employees to State Employee Recognition Week events

August 27, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

It is my pleasure to encourage all UND employees to participate in the events that have been scheduled for State Employee Recognition Week, Sept 8-12. A committee of Council of State Employees (COSE) and Staff Senate representatives has been hard at work arranging a few events that will allow us to pause briefly to share [...]

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Institutional Review Board cancels September meeting; next meeting is Oct. 3

The Institutional Review Board September meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all Full Board Review research proposals that were submitted to the IRB office before Tuesday, Sept. 16. Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee [...]

Energy Research Day is Sept. 4

The College of Engineering and Mines (CEM) and the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) present Energy Research Day on Thursday, Sept. 4. This is an opportunity for all UND students, faculty, and staff to learn about current projects and explore the potential for collaborative activities regarding energy-related research. The Energy Research Day will feature [...]

Diabetes Lunch and Learn is Sept. 4

Eric Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, will present “American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions 2014: New and Notable,” featuring the latest in diabetes technology, transplant, medications and other treatments. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join Johnson at noon Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Clifford Haugen Auditorium at the [...]

University Senate agenda items listed for Sept. 4 meeting

The September meeting of the University Senate will be held at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in Education, Room 113. Agenda 1. Announcements 2. Minutes of the previous meeting (5/1/14) and business arising from the minutes. These minutes may be viewed at UND.edu/university-senate. 3. Question period Consent calendar: 4. Annual report of the Faculty Instructional [...]

Announcements»

Student Success Center hosts Staying on Track program for student success

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Staying on Track program this fall in the Memorial Union River Valley Room. The program is a series of sessions designed to help students “stay on track” through their college career. Please encourage students to attend; they can attend as many sessions as they’d like and are [...]

NSF pre-proposals due Sept. 12 for ESNO, Oct. 1 for Integrative Partnerships

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcements which allow UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for the program, please let us know as soon as possible at barry.milavetz@UND.edu or 777.4280. EarthScope National Office (ESNO) #14-553 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5618&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click This solicitation [...]

Learning & Development introduces new mentoring program

The University of North Dakota’s newly reformed Learning & Development program has added a new component to staff development: a mentoring program. The mentoring program is a single cohort, nine-month program, which will run September through May each year. The minimum time requirement for participants is to attend an orientation session, a mid-point check-in session, [...]

Student Involvement & Leadership extends thanks for Welcome Weekend

Thank you to all who participated in welcoming our new students and parents to campus as part of Welcome Weekend. Whether you assisted with move-in, sat on the platform for Convocation, opened your office, assisted in an Info Tent, hosted an event, or simply said hello to a new student, we appreciate you. We wish [...]

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NSF pre-proposals due Sept. 12 for ESNO and Oct. 1 for Integrative Partnerships

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcements which allow UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for the program, please let us know as soon as possible at barry.milavetz@UND.edu or 777.4280. EarthScope National Office (ESNO) #14-553 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5618&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click This solicitation [...]

Applications for NASA EPSCoR funding due Sept. 5

The North Dakota NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) solicits research proposals from faculty at the University of North Dakota (UND) and North Dakota State University (NDSU) to conduct NASA relevant research in one or more RFAs that are designed to promote and expand particular NASA research sub disciplines in North Dakota. The [...]

Research ND grant applications due Aug. 22

The Division of Research & Economic Development wishes to remind research faculty that the Research North Dakota (RND) program has a deadline of Aug. 22, 2014 for its fourth cycle of applications.  There are subsequent deadlines, for example, Nov. 21, 2014.  Applicants are also reminded that they must have a binding agreement concerning the disposition [...]

NSF program pre-proposals for CSBR and S-STEM due July 31

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcements which allow UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for the program, please let us know as soon as possible (barry.milavetz@UND.edu or 777.4280). Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) ― #14-564 http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503651&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click The [...]

In the News»

UND scientist receives grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation

Professor Colin Combs, Department of Basic Sciences at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, has been awarded $88,200 from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The Rapid Response Innovation grant is for a project titled “Defining the Contribution of Neuroinflammation to Parkinson’s Disease in Humanized Immune System Mice.” Inflammation is a defensive [...]

University of Sao Paulo sponsors talk by UND professor

The University of Sao Paulo sponsored professor George Bibel, Mechanical Engineering Department, to talk about his book “Beyond the Black Box: The Forensics of Airplane Crashes” at their Aeronautical Engineering Week. The two-and-half hour talk took place on Thursday, Aug. 21, in Sao Carlos, Brazil. Versions of this talk have also been separately sponsored repeatedly [...]

Rand, Light update book on Indian gaming law and policy

Kathryn Rand and Steven Light recently completed an update to their book on Indian gaming law and policy. Rand, dean and professor at the UND School of Law; and Light, UND associate vice president for academic affairs and a professor in the College of Business and Public Administration; are both co-directors of the UND Institute [...]

UND alum readies for stardom on Norwegian reality TV show

Kent Luetzen, a University of North Dakota (UND) graduate and Minot, N.D. native, recently was chosen along with 11 other Americans to participate in Norway’s No. 1 reality TV show. The show is called Alt for Norge, which translates to All for Norway, but it is more commonly referred to the “Great Norway Adventure.” Luetzen [...]

Bulletin Board»

Chester Fritz Library posts hours for the fall semester

Chester Fritz Library hours for the 2014 Fall Semester are: Sunday ― 1 p.m. to midnight Monday-Thursday ― 7:45 a.m. to midnight Friday ― 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. (5 to 9 p.m. only the second floor will be available) Saturday ― 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (5 to 9 p.m. only the second floor will be available) – Laura Eider, Chester [...]

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Special Denim Day for Sunshine Memorial Foundation is Sept. 4

There will be a Special Denim Day on Thursday, Sept. 4, for the Sunshine Memorial Foundation Compassion Campaign “Ray of Sunshine” pilot program. Ray of Sunshine is a voucher program which helps subsidize lodging costs of patients and families traveling to Grand Forks to receive medical care. Give what you can to your Denim Day [...]

Weekly Denim Days listed for September

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out. Every Denim Day dollar goes to a good cause. Thursday, Sept. 4 ― Sunshine Memorial Foundation Friday, Sept. 12 ― regular Thursday, Sept. 18 ― International Disaster Relief (American Red Cross) Wednesday, Sept. 24 ― regular — Cheri Williams, Denim Day Committee chair, Staff Senate, 777.2121, cheri.williams@UND.edu.

In Remembrance»

Remembering James Rudd

James D. Rudd, faculty member in Sports Medicine and a certified athletic trainer, of  Hillsboro, died Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Altru Hospital after a brief illness. He was 63. Jim was born July 10, 1951 in Cranford, N.J., to James W. and Margaret F. Rudd. He graduated from Cranford High School in 1969 and [...]

Remembering Robert Fischer

Robert G. Fischer, (Bob), retired professor of microbiology, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 4000 Valley Square – Woodside Village, Grand Forks. He was 93.  Robert George Fischer was born on Oct. 17, 1920 in St Paul, Minn., to Frederick and Agnes (Cooney) Fischer. He graduated from Mechanic Arts High School, where he [...]

Remembering Wayne Parkin

Wayne C. Parkin, retired cabinet maker, East Grand Forks, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 65. Wayne Charles Parkin was born June 29, 1949 in Crookston, Minn., to of Loren and Gertrude (Malha) Parkin. He grew up and attended school in Crookston, [...]

Remembering Robert “Bob” Bode

Robert (Bob) Allen Bode, who formerly taught in the Communication Program, passed away July 3, 2014, at age 65, in Bellingham, Wash., where he had resided for several years. Bob was born Aug. 31, 1948, to George Arthur and Eda Mae (Schmidt) Bode in Chamberlain, S.D. He graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1966 and [...]

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