University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Medical students entrust futures to computer matching

March 23, 2015 • Category: Lead Story

Match Day for 55 senior UND medical students is one of the most important milestones of their careers. Members of the Doctor of Medicine Class of 2015 at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences opened envelopes to discover where in the United States they will hone their skills as resident physicians. On Match Day, [...]

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Take part in the 46th annual Writers Conference through March 27

The 46th annual Writers Conference will be held Wednesday through Friday, March 25-27, in the Memorial Union. The theme of the conference is “The Other Half,” focusing on women who live in (or have lived in), write about and work with rural or urban areas. Events include panels, workshops, readings, and films. For the full [...]

Simply Three brings unique crossover music to Chester Fritz Auditorium March 26

The young string trio of Glen McDaniel, Zack Clark and Nicholas Villalobos, known as Simply Three, has garnered stirring success with their unique transformation of string music. With old school training but a new school sound, Simply Three is re-shaping convention with its original works and innovative arrangements that blend classical style with popular songs [...]

Superstars of science and engineering vie for state honors March 26-27

The next generation of North Dakota scientists and engineers will compete in the 65th Annual North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair March 26 and 27 in the Wellness Center at University. Students arrive on campus Thursday, March 26. Thursday’s events begin with hands –on activities on campus in Aerospace, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Engineering, Math, [...]

March 26 Psychology colloquium focuses on diverse brains

A Psychology Colloquium will take place Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m. in 108 Nursing. Coffee and cookies will be served before the colloquium. Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Vilas Research Professor and Sir Frederic Bartlett Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, is presenting on diverse brains. Humans differ. Most read with their eyes, but some read with their [...]


UND offers first online Chinese courses in North Dakota

The Program in Chinese Studies is partnering with UND Online & Distance Education to offer two 4-credit online Chinese language courses for the summer semester: •             CHIN 101: First Year Chinese I (May 18 – June 26) •             CHIN 102: First Year Chinese II (June 29 – August 7) “Chinese is one of the oldest languages [...]

Meritorious Service Award nominations due April 17

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate a staff member for a Meritorious Service Award to be presented at the Staff Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday, May 12.  The University will present 10 Meritorious awards of $1,000 each and a UND Proud Award of $1,000 to staff members. The Meritorious Service Awards will be [...]

Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Program Development

The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Program Development Search Committee has been named.  The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Program Development provides leadership for academic units in the development and implementation of dynamic graduate programs of exceptional quality that grow clearly from faculty strengths; that build upon the undergraduate [...]

Director of Essential Studies

Department: Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs The University of North Dakota is currently accepting internal applications for a three-year renewable term position as Director of Essential Studies. The Essential Studies Program, UND’s nationally recognized curriculum in general education, provides students with essential knowledge, skills, and abilities that prepare them for [...]


Students invited to apply for EPSCoR undergraduate research program by March 5

Applications are invited for the ND EPSCoR Advanced Undergraduate Research (AURA) program at UND. The program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to experience research in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines normally supported by NSF at a point in their college careers when they need to make important decisions about their future. Student applications [...]

ND EPSCoR small award opportunities available

A reminder to all tenured and tenure-track STEM faculty: ND EPSCoR has funds available for small research and equipment awards up to $2,500. To apply for ND EPSCoR small awards, please email Mark Hoffmann or mail a request letter to the ND EPSCoR office stating the nature of your request and the amount that you [...]

NASA Center Faculty Research Fellowship applications due Feb. 23

Applications are now being accepted from full-time, qualified STEM faculty in accredited U.S. colleges and universities inclusive of Minority Serving Institutions, for the summer 2015 NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program (NGFFP). The ten-week Fellowship will begin on Monday, June 1, and end on Friday, Aug. 7. The Fellowship is open to U.S. citizens. Under-represented and [...]

Pre-proposals due Jan. 13 for NSF program on scalable nanomanufacturing

The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement which allows 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 or 777.4280. Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) #15-507 The National Science Foundation [...]

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Admissions recognizes faculty and staff at annual luncheon

The Office of Admissions held its annual Faculty/Advisor Training & Appreciation Luncheon March 25. Faculty and advisors who assist in the student recruitment process, along with the deans of the colleges and schools, were invited to attend the event. After a presentation discussing the new campus visit processes, Thomas DiLorenzo, Provost and Vice President for [...]

Jim Rudd inducted to Hall of Fame of Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association

The Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association held their 22nd Annual Honor and Awards Banquet Friday, March 20, in Omaha, Nebraska. The evening event was held in conjunction with the Association’s 36th Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. This year’s Hall of Fame Inductees included Jim Rudd, elected posthumously. Rudd received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education [...]

‘Jersey Boy’ Marv Leier combines passions for television and hockey

You may have noticed “the man between the benches,” broadcasting UND  hockey games and sporting different, often flamboyant, hockey jerseys at each game.  Marv Leier truly bleeds green and white for UND and its hockey team. And believe it or not, this hockey super fan had never even laced a pair of skates before stepping [...]

Award winners named for Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Award winners have been announced for the 57th annual Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair that was held March 17 on campus. The fair had 72 fifth- through twelfth-grade students presenting their research projects in biology, chemistry, engineering, behavioral sciences, and mathematics, among others. Regional schools participating were Lakota, Park River, St. Thomas, and Valley-Edinburg. Grand [...]

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April 8 session will cover the basics of essential oils

Everyone seems to be talking about essential oils. What are they? How do they work? Why do they work? Is this just a fad, or is there medical research behind them? This session will cover the basics of essential oils, including general uses for basic oils. Come to the session on April 8, 2015, 10-10:45 [...]

Chester Fritz Library posts hours for the spring holiday

Chester Fritz Library hours for the 2015 spring holiday follow. Thursday, April 2, 4:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5, closed Monday, April 6, regular semester hours resume, 7:45 a.m. – miidnight

Denim Day is Friday, March 27

Denim Day is Friday, March 21. Pay $1 to your site coordinator and enjoy going casual for local non-profit organizations. If your office allows you to wear denim all the time, consider still giving $1 on Denim Days. Donations go to very good causes. Checks, if any, must be made out to “Denim Day.” All [...]

Enter the worst office chair contest by April 15 to win a new chair

If you think you have the worst office chair at UND and you want a new one, then enter The Worst Office Chair Contest by sending your name, photo of your chair and reason you think you should get a new one to by April 15. One staff member and one faculty member will [...]

In Remembrance»

Remembering Nadine Kotowicz

Nadine Fay (Peters) Kotowicz, retired computer operations manager, East Grand Forks, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2015 at the Good Samaritan in Warren, Minn., following a long battle with cancer. She was 67. Nadine was born in Windom, Minn., on Nov. 27, 1947 to the late Henry and Leora (Lepp) Peters. She grew up [...]

Remembering Mabel Curry

Mabel Curry, retired Associate Professor and Chair of Home Economics, died in January 2015 in Apple Valley, Minn. She was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Woodbine, Iowa. She earned an A.A. degree from Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, in 1939; a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in 1941; and a master’s degree from the University [...]

Remembering Wayne Carl

Wayne A. Carl, retired flooring installer, 71, of Grand Forks passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Altru Hospital, Grand. Wayne A. Carl was born on Dec. 23, 1943 in Grand Forks, the son of Jess and Carrie (Frye) Carl. He graduated from Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks. He married Susan Gerszewski. [...]

Remembering Manuchair “Mike” Ebadi

Dr. Manuchair “Mike” Ebadi, retired Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, associate vice president for health affairs at UND, associate dean for research and program development, and director of the Center for Excellence in Neurosciences at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, passed away Jan. 19, 2015, at his residence in Laguna Niguel, Calif., at age [...]