Latest University of North Dakota Stories

2008-06-19 12:00:30

By Joseph Marks, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 19--North Dakota University System Chancellor William Goetz will not name a committee to consider the future of UND's controversial Fighting Sioux nickname at a State Board of Higher Education meeting today in Fargo, despite suggesting in recent months he'd be prepared to do so. Goetz said Wednesday he's still wrestling with some aspects of forming the committee, but declined to elaborate. He said he'd provide more details to state board...

2008-06-03 06:00:32

By Goyer, Norm "A virtual Harvard College at 35,000 feet" The Department of Aviation at the University of North Dakota (UND) has become a benchmark for aviation-oriented universities around the world. Upon finishing the program, UND Aviation graduates have all the FAA certificates and ratings necessary for employment in the airline industry. UND's Department of Aviation got its start in 1968 with two donated aircraft and 12 students. John Odegard, a longtime pilot, was the department's...

2008-04-03 14:55:00

A cup of coffee a day keeps dementia away? Research conducted by a U.S. team for the Journal of Neuroinflammation at the University of North Dakota suggests that coffee may block the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body and brain. Scientists studied rabbits being fed a high-fat, high cholesterol diet for 12 weeks. Some of the subjects were given caffeine supplements, and others were not. In those given the caffeine supplement, the "blood brain barrier" between the main blood supply and...

2006-02-25 10:24:57

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - University of North Dakota researchers say a new jet fuel they have developed from crop oils is almost ready for testing by the Air Force. Ted Aulich, a senior researcher at the Energy and Environmental Research Center, said the new fuel is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than the leading conventional jet fuel. He said the military is interested in the fuel because it could help reduce dependence on foreign oil. UND chemical engineering students and faculty...

2004-12-01 07:41:39

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- NASA has awarded control of its DC-8 research aircraft to the Upper Midwest Space Consortium at the University of North Dakota, a move officials say will create new jobs at the university and give it added national prestige. The plane will be stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base during a five-year partnership, starting in March, Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said Tuesday. "UND now has the opportunity to be part of scientific research on the global scale," he said,...

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