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A&S Dean Michael Kruger, student Jordan Lowe, Tom Schaack, Meghann Jarchow, student Brigit Blote, and Anna Madsen, A&S director of development, together holding the donation check.

VERMILLION, S.D. – An $11,000 donation from First Bank & Trust in Vermillion to the University of South Dakota’s Department of Sustainability & Environment will create a gathering place for students working on activities related to sustainability. Tom Schaack, community bank president of First Bank & Trust in Vermillion, delivered the gift on Feb. 12 after the USD College of Arts & Sciences raised matching funds.

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Kaitlyn Dorn in the hallway of the Spearfish Monument Health. She is wearing her white coat with the SSOM patch.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Across rural communities in the United States and in the state of South Dakota, citizens do not always have access to convenient health care. Nationally, 20 percent of the population resides in rural areas, and only nine percent of physicians do. South Dakota proactively faced this challenge by expanding slots at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and creating the Frontier and Rural Medicine (FARM) program.

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Tayler Hoekstra presenting at last year

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Graduate School is set to host the third annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. The 3MT is a communication competition where students present a compelling oration on their research thesis and its significance in under three minutes.

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Zhongkui Hong, Ph.D., in his lab wearing a white coat.

VERMILLION S.D. – University of South Dakota researcher and assistant professor in the biomedical engineering program, Zhongkui Hong, Ph.D., has received a grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) for his research in combatting atherosclerosis and its role as one of the leading causes of global death. Hong’s lab will use the grant to run three different tests to observe adhesion, migration and phenotypic shifting of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and how it plays a key role in the progression of this cholesterol-associated disease.

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Samuel Briese, Thomas Horton and Michael Ewald stand together in the USD School of Law courtroom.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Two students from the University of South Dakota School of Law were nominated and selected as finalists for awards for best student papers in the academic antitrust journal, Concurrence.

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VERMILLION, S.D. – Graduate and undergraduate students from several regional universities and colleges will present papers at the 55th Annual Student History Conference, Thursday, February 27, at the University of South Dakota. The day-long conference will feature papers in local, United States, European and world history by undergraduate and graduate students.

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