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George Bibel says he started researching plane and train crashes to make his lectures as a mechanical engineering professor at UND more exciting. Now, the hobby has turned him into a national source on the topic. The published author has been interviewed on the subject by several major news outlets including CNN, the New York Post, Popular Science magazine and most recently Fox News after a commercial flight operated by the Indonesian affiliate of AirAsia, a carrier based in Malaysia, lost contact with ground controllers Sunday morning off the coast of Borneo.
During the last fiscal year, UND and the system that governs all of North Dakota's public universities had the largest economic impact on the state to date. UND had a $1.4 billion economic impact on North Dakota's economy in fiscal year 2013, which has climbed steadily since it was $657.4 million in 1999, according to the North Dakota University System's recently released report on the subject. According to the report, UND expenditures in 2013 alone would support 3,387 secondary jobs in addition to the 4,190 positions, excluding student employees, at the school.
North Dakota is still struggling to educate future teachers, according to one report. The National Council on Teacher Quality gave North Dakota a D in teacher quality and preparedness in its annual yearbook that analyzes state policy on the subject.
UND faculty member Dustin McNally said he knew when his team of engineering students was testing their massive unmanned aerial system project even though his office was on another floor.
Michelle Eslinger-Schneider, UND's Director of Student Health, said the mental health services offered at college campuses have changed a lot in recent years. "Twenty years ago when we were in undergrad you would have never made it through because a support system wasn't built in," she said. Eslinger-Schneider, who has served as director since 2008, said mental health services have become a safety net for students that interlock with other student services on campus. "The country is going this way because it's more comprehensive care," she said. According to the 2012 American College Healt
UND has received a $550,000 grant to address substance abuse and dependence in the state.
Cristina Campos says she owes everything to her mother. "My mom was a very gentle woman," she said. "She raised us all in a gentle manner, in a gentle voice and never raised her voice.
UND's Nickname and Logo Process Recommendation Task Force is continuing to tweak the plan that will be used to pick a new nickname for the school. No official action was taken at its Monday meeting because the group did not have enough members present to have a quorum, but some task force members talked about changing the original plan that was outlined at the Dec.
On a cold night last winter, I walked through the open door to the bedroom in my new apartment and climbed into bed. I snuggled in, thinking about how I could really go for a piece of chocolate cake, when my heart stopped. My bedroom door had closed on its own. That was the first of many times I wrestled with that door.
The Chester Fritz Auditorium was packed with people Thursday afternoon as families gathered for UND's winter commencement ceremony. The Chester Fritz Auditorium can accommodate up to 2,400 audience members throughout its three seating levels, according to its website, but families spilled out into the lobbies and waiting areas of the auditorium where they watched the ceremony on TV screens. It took about 15 minutes to get all of the graduates seated. "We're delighted to have a very difficult problem on our hands," President Robert Kelley said.