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UND’s recently acquired research facility, REAC 1, is finally bringing in new business. Recart PS, an oil-and-gas research company, and the Red River Valley Education Cooperative, is moving into the...
In the United States, about 421,000 people were injured in vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2012, which is a 9 percent increase from 2011 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most recent statistics. The issue hit closer to home June 21 when a cyclist was recently killed by a distracted driver on U.S. Highway 81 in Traill County.
The State Board of Higher Education is asking the North Dakota Legislature to freeze tuition for two years at all institutions in their 2015-17 budget request, which is significantly higher than its last request. In doing that, the board is asking the Legislature to fund the $84.8 million base budget request entirely, and the freeze is contingent on the Legislature covering the cost of increased salaries and benefits for institutions as well.
UND will have a Center for Comparative Effectiveness Analytics after the State Board of Higher Education gave it the green light at a meeting Thursday. The center will analyze encrypted...
UND received a $7.5 million donation Thursday to fund the building of a Collaborative Energy Complex for the College of Engineering and Mines. The Hess Corporation, a New York City-based integrated oil and natural gas company, donated $5 million. The state gave an additional $2.5 million from the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund, which was set up to help fund and encourage donations to higher education.
Working at UND’s Energy and Environmental Research Center meant dealing with former Director Gerald Groenewold’s fits of rage, bullying and animosity toward UND, according to more than a dozen employees interviewed by a law firm hired by the university.
A UND professor has been awarded a large grant to continue the study of bacterial infections that kill millions of people around the world. Min Wu, an associate professor at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, was given $1.7 million from the National Institutes of Health. He said grants that large are few and far between.
A lopsided dark brown rock about the size of a grapefruit sits harmlessly on a shelf in Larry Zitzow’s office in the Facilities Management building at UND. Zitzow, the director...
Northland Community Technical College has made cuts to staff to compensate for a $1 million budget shortfall.
A 7-year-old boy had minor injuries after being struck by a car in Grand Forks Friday.