Representatives from eight federal agencies came to campus at their own expense to discuss grant and research opportunities and to solicit proposals for some programs.
The University has the capacity to help solve rural issues, said Thomasine Heitkamp, who with grand challenge team members invited the federal representatives.
“I love to bring opportunities for collaboration,” said Jere Mock, vice president for programs and services for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), noting that Heitkamp has previously received collaborative support and structure to share online coursework between universities.
Four other representatives, some of them UND alumni, discussed their programs and how researchers could help them fulfill their missions.
“It’s a great chance to meet folks from the federal side and to benefit from their knowledge.
Thomasine, the champion of this Grand Challenge, put together a great team.” That team includes Amir Alakaam, assistant professor of nutrition & dietetics; Laura Hand, assistant professor of political science & public administration; Ashley Hutchison, assistant professor of counseling; Adam Matz, assistant professor of criminal justice; Joelle Ruthig, associate professor of psychology; Shawnda Schroeder, assistant professor of rural health research; and Chih Ming Tan, professor of economics.
Attitudes towards dating apps and services have grown progressively more positive in recent years.
Testament to this fact, when Pew Research Centre first questioned Americans about online dating in 2005, just 44% said the activity is a good way to meet people, and the majority thought it was a poor replacement for striking up relationships in the ‘real’ world.Our report reveals that the number of relationships starting between colleagues and close friends has dropped from 18% to 12% since 2007.Our Marketing Director, Romain Bertrand, said: ‘In the decades to come, online dating will not only be an efficient way to meet a partner, but will be by far and away the most common way that couples meet and initially communicate.“I think it’s a really good opportunity to meet these people.It’s pretty rare to find representatives of different agencies in one room who are willing to talk to people as a group and individually.” “This is a great opportunity to get together, learn from experts, and learn about resources available for social and rural communities,” said Grant Mc Gimpsey, vice president for research and economic development, as he welcomed the participants. We immediately started implementing our plan.” He explained that one of the goals is discovery, which includes research, scholarship and creative activities.According to our latest research, from the year 2031 it’ll be more likely that you’ll meet a partner online than offline – in fact just over half of relationships will have started on the web.