Author: University of Mary

University of Mary to Create Region’s Most Cutting-Edge SynDaver™ Lab

BISMARCK, ND — One of the nation’s most respected health care programs in higher learning, the University of Mary in Bismarck, is creating a one-of-a kind anatomy lab that will bring hands-on learning to a new level. Dr. Jodi Roller, dean of the University of Mary’s School of Health Sciences, announced today the University of Mary is purchasing and hosting six new synthetic humans that will be part of “one of the most complete state-of-the-art synthetic anatomy learning facilities in the nation.” This SynDaver™ Labs technology, made possible in part through a $500,000 grant from the Margaret A. Cargill...

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BEK Communications Announces the New BEK Broadcasting Network

STEELE, ND — BEK Communications is launching the new BEK Broadcasting Network, in partnership with the University of Mary, to lead the region in production and distribution of prime North Dakota entertainment and content. The new network is a byproduct of the recently announced and nearly constructed broadcasting studios headquartered on the University of Mary campus. The BEK Broadcasting Network, with the help of Mary communications students working with state-of-the-art high definition television equipment, will deliver two new content channels from the studios at the University of Mary — BEK Prime and BEK 247. “We’re excited for our current communication students and those that will be attending Mary in the future to experience this innovative technology as they bring the new BEK Broadcasting Network programing into the homes of thousands of North Dakota residents,” said Marek Dojs (Doyce) assistant professor of communications in the School of Arts and Sciences at Mary. “Our students will start getting their hands-on experience in the coming weeks as the studios come to a completion.” BEK Prime content will be available statewide in western North Dakota on the Heroes and Icons network KNDB Ch-26/KNDM Ch-24 and in eastern North Dakota on CoziTV KRDK Ch-4. The BEK 247 channel (previously BEK Sports channel) will be available throughout North Dakota on cable affiliates and over-the-air on KNDB Ch-26.2 in Bismarck and KNDM Ch-24.2 in Minot and KRDK...

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Through a Crystal Ball Darkly: The Economics of Oil Prices

The steep decline in oil prices since mid-2014 and current volatility fuel intense speculation about future prices. Although desirable, is it possible to predict oil prices? Slavisa Tasic, PhD | Author & Associate Professor of Economics, University of Mary >> View a PDF version of this article “But gentlemen, it is all so infinitely complicated.” This favorite phrase of Gustav Schmoller, a 19th-century German economist, applies to many economic situations—especially predictions. While I would be the first to admit that physicists are smarter than economists, I would also say that economics is more difficult. In the natural sciences, there are constants, measurable variables and experiments to...

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Will the Frankenburger Devour the Beef Industry?

Lab-grown beef doesn’t taste great yet and it’s very expensive to produce. But with the support of major funders, such as a Google co-founder, scientists might change that soon. Josh Schonwald | Author and journalist >> Click here to view a PDF version of this article. In London two years ago, I took part in one of the most surreal and expensive taste tests in human history. No, I didn’t eat a black Périgord truffle seasoned with gold or a bowl of beluga caviar. With 200 journalists and several hulking cameras staring at me, I was one of the two people...

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University of Mary’s Will Beachey Named Educator of the Year by National Organization

BISMARCK, ND — Will Beachey, PhD, RRT, FAARC, current University of Mary respiratory therapy professor and former director of CHI St. Alexius Health and University of Mary’s Respiratory Therapy Program, was selected from a group of national educators to receive the 2015 American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Educator of the Year Award. A special selection committee gives this prestigious award to a deserving faculty member nominated by his or her peers and chosen from the AARC Education Section. He received his award recently at the national AARC Meeting in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Beachey joined CHI St. Alexius Health in 1990. He recently retired as director but remains a professor for the Respiratory Therapy Program. He wrote the textbook the students currently use for the program, Respiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology: Foundations for Clinical Practice. The first edition was published in 1998 and he is currently working on the fourth edition. Dr. Beachey received several other prestigious awards throughout his career. In 2008, he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (FAARC) in recognition of his significant and sustained contributions to the profession of respiratory care. In 2009, Dr. Beachey was the recipient of the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) award because of his dedicated service as a member and secretary of the CoARC. As a Christian, Catholic, Benedictine institution, the University of...

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