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GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota Petroleum Engineering Department has a tight industry focus, which means instructors push students to get hands-on experience in the field. Normally that would mean a trip west to the Bakken oilfields. But after a series of major investments in the department's home in the university's Collaborative Energy Complex, a piece of the oilfield can come to students right in Grand Forks.
GRAND FORKS — Area universities fared well in the latest edition of the annual U.S. News and World Report college rankings. The University of North Dakota showed improvement for its 2018 rankings among universities overall and public schools specifically, moving up to No. 102 in the former and No. 192 in the latter. Those new spots are respectively eight and 10 positions higher than the university's placement on last year's list.
GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation pulled in nearly $40 million in donor gifts in fiscal year 2017, according to foundation CEO DeAnna Carlson Zink. Carlson Zink shared highlights Tuesday, Aug. 22, from the organization's recent fundraising efforts during an annual address at the Gorecki Alumni Center. During that presentation, she likened the foundation, a nonprofit entity with the task of fundraising for the university, to the eternal flame displayed on the UND campus.
BISMARCK — A therapy used widely to treat symptoms of autism will now be accessible through North Dakota Medicaid after an unsuccessful legislative bid to mandate its coverage in the state's insurance markets.
GRAND FORKS — The Strinden Center building on the University of North Dakota campus was dripping with water when the excavator finally raised its arm and moved in with its jawed bucket.
GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota has settled on a new slogan to form the center of its ongoing branding effort. After sifting through data at the end of months of research, university leaders decided to move forward with "Leaders in Action" as its core slogan and brand identity. UND President Mark Kennedy said in a press release that the motto reflected a "recurring theme" gleaned from conversations with university alumni.