2010 Archive

Microsoft gives Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program $1M software grant

February 1, 2010

ANCHORAGE, AK – The UAA Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) announced Friday that Microsoft contributed a Large Strategic Software Grant valued at just over $1M. The Microsoft contribution will provide Windows 7 and Microsoft Office software for ANSEP’s Pre-College component, benefiting high school students across nine states: Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Arizona. The announcement of this generous software grant was made at ANSEP’s 15th Anniversary Celebration at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage.

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UA Foundation awards migratory bird research grant

February 12, 2010

The University of Alaska Foundation announces Lila Tauzer as the recipient of the 2010 Angus Gavin Memorial Migratory Bird Research Grant.

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Tordoff Named 2010 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence Winner

March 10, 2010

Dirk Tordoff, head of the Alaska Film Archives at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library, has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the University of Alaska Foundation’s Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence.

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2011 Angus Gavin Migratory Bird Research Grant Available

September 8, 2010

The University of Alaska Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the 2011 Angus Gavin Memorial Bird Research Grant. Proposals for the grant will be accepted from scientists within the University system, which includes graduate students and faculty members employed within the University system.

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2011 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence

September 15, 2010

The University of Alaska Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted
for the 2011 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. This prize is funded from a generous gift from the late
Edith R. Bullock. Any individual, regardless of University affiliation, is eligible for nomination for the prize,
which carries with it a $20,000 award for the recipient.

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Alaska Space Grant Program Undergraduate Scholarship

September 17, 2010

Undergraduate Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded through a competitive process to full-time students attending the University of Alaska. Scholarships are open to new and continuing students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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University of Alaska Foundation Elects New Trustees and Officers

November 11, 2010

Three Alaskans were elected to the University of Alaska Foundation’s Board of Trustees at the organization’s annual meeting, held in Anchorage on Nov. 8, 2010. Two of the three are new to the board, while one was elected to a second term. 

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New Tax Law Has Good News for Year End IRA Donors

December 21, 2010
 
The new Tax Law signed into law last week now allows donors to make tax advantaged gifts of IRA assets to the Foundation. Often referred to to as "IRA Rollover Gifts" the new law allows donors to transfer assets from their IRA accounts directly to the Foundation and not have to recognize such removals from their IRA as taxable income to them. It also allows such transfers to count toward their Required Minimum IRA Distributions.

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