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Did you know that as part of the University of Alaska's efforts to develop Alaska's blue [ocean] economy, the university system will host a major mariculture symposium in Juneau to include researchers, policy makers and industry members?
January 20, 2022
The goal of the Mariculture for Alaska's Future, April 12-14, conference is to support continued development of what many believe can be a $100 million industry in Alaska in the coming years.
December 10, 2021
The Geophysical Detection of Nuclear Proliferation project is housed within the University Affiliated Research Center established by DOD to detect, locate, characterize and assess the threat potential of nuclear activities worldwide.
December 10, 2021
The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska Anchorage has been at the forefront of public policy research in Alaska since 1961 when the research unit was formed at the request of Alaska's Second State Legislature.
UA in the News
Jan. 17, 2022
Permafrost thaw and coastal erosion are affecting Point Lay and other North Slope and Northwest Alaska communities, as well as most places across Pan-Arctic coastlines.
Louise Farquharson, a research assistant professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, is working on long-term projections for how coastal erosion and land subsidence in Point Lay, Wainwright and Kaktovik may lead to extensive sea water inundation.
Jan. 17, 2022
In 2015, Yatchmeneff became the first Alaska Native female engineering professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Alaska Native undergraduates earning STEM degrees has more than quadrupled between 2000 and 2018, according to a 2019 study by ANSEP. But even today, Yatchmeneff faces a lot of the same hurdles as when she was a student.
Jan. 15, 2022
The University of Alaska leadership stressed stability during a UA Board of Regents meeting on Friday. The meeting opened with a discussion with consultant Dennis McMillian and wrapped up with a look ahead to the UA system budget for the 2023 fiscal year. The board requested a budget of $280.8 million which is four million more than Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed budget for 2023.
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