University of North Dakota campus successes

May 25, 2018

UND Space Studies completes fifth NASA-funded mission in Lunar Mars Habitat

The University of North Dakota’s Inflatable Lunar Mars Habitat (ILMH) held three UND-affiliated volunteers for the first weeks of May to complete the fifth NASA-funded mission of its kind. Pablo de Leon, faculty member in the Space Studies program, directs the UND Human Spaceflight Laboratory that conducts these missions. The team conducted research centered around mimicking long-duration stay and its potential medical aspects on the planet Mars. The ILMH is the only system of its kind in the nation on a college campus.

 

UND grants honorary degrees to Seymour “Si” Robin and Mary “Betty” E. Bazar Robin at Spring Commencement Ceremony

Benefactors of Robin Hall on the University of North Dakota campus, Seymour “Si” Robin and Mary “Betty” E. Bazar Robin, were awarded honorary doctorate degrees at the UND’s Spring Commencement Ceremony for undergraduate students.  The husband and wife duo’s support of UND and the Hohn D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences resulted in the construction of the university’s home base for pioneering work in unmanned and autonomous systems. The couple share a deep, life-long passion for aviation and now have opened the door to assist UND in fulfilling its purpose of being the engine of opportunity for one of this state’s most prominently growing industries.

 

UND welcomes multiple new faces to key positions throughout its academic colleges

The University of North Dakota has filled multiple prominent positions throughout the campus.  Jed Shivers started May 16 as Vice President for Finance-Operations.  Brad Myers will serve as the interim dean for the School of Law.  Myers succeeds Kathryn Rand, who will return to teaching in August.  Myers has served as associate dean of UND Law since 2012.  Amy B. Henley is the next Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration.  Lastly, Amy Whitney is the next director for the Center of Innovation at UND.