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EDUCATION NOTES: Norwegian delegation visits UND

A delegation from Norway, including energy industry and college officials and several Norwegian diplomats in the U.S. is visiting UND today. The group is expected to meet with UND administrators, college deans, department heads and faculty member...

A delegation from Norway, including energy industry and college officials and several Norwegian diplomats in the U.S. is visiting UND today. The group is expected to meet with UND administrators, college deans, department heads and faculty members throughout the day.

The key aim of the visit is the signing of two memoranda of understanding with UND. It is a follow-up to last year's visit by Ola Borten Moe, Norway's minister of petroleum and energy to discuss the future of oil and gas and the Norwegian perspective. Norway is currently the second-largest net exporter of gas and the seventh-largest exporter of oil in the world.

For a full copy of the delegation's itinerary, go to bit.ly/16ctVLQ.

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• The Montana Meth Project spoke to students at Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks about the dangers of using methamphetamine. With the slogan "Not Even Once," the lesson explained why meth is so addictive and its short- and long-term effects on the brain, body and relationships.

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• UND will host a presentation about the history of a Grand Forks World War II veteran Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library. Rosanne Bliss, author of "Pitching My Way through World War II: Letters Home to North Dakota," will discuss her uncle Vernon Ellingson, upon whose letters the book is based.

• Dave and Jo-Anne Yearwood of UND have established the Jewel and Randolph Education Technology Foundation to funnel donated computers and software to schools and organizations lacking in technology. Two reservations in North Dakota and a school in Africa are currently slated to receive computers, as well as people in the couple's homeland of the Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. Those interested in helping the foundation can contact them at (701) 772-2873.

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