This is a feature series we are calling “Did You Know.” The project is designed to highlight university excellence and points of pride through storytelling and data. Our goal is to keep university stakeholders informed about the university's key role in changing lives and shaping the state's economy. These vignettes and personal stories illustrate the university's many successes and the vital and profound impact it has on graduates and all Alaskans.
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February 27, 2024
Alaska's healthcare landscape is undergoing significant transformation, with projections indicating a noteworthy 14.3% growth in healthcare jobs from 2020 to 2030--surpassing all other sectors. In this evolving landscape, the University of Alaska is a pivotal player, offering essential and unique healthcare programs that cater to the state's growing needs.
January 24, 2024
Alaskan grads could receive up to $6.8M more in Pell Grants if more students completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. As many as 65% of the Class of 2022 skipped filing a FAFSA, leaving vital financial aid untapped.
December 12, 2023
Earthquakes and the Aurora Borealis might seem like distant phenomena, but recent research from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the U.S. Geological Survey reveals an unexpected connection between these two natural wonders.
November 28, 2023
In 2023, the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) saw its largest graduating class and record-breaking enrollment. ANSEP is making history with remarkable achievements, marking this year as a pivotal moment for the program.
November 14, 2023
The University of Alaska Fairbanks will provide environmental services to Fort Wainwright. Services range from surveys of threatened and endangered species, wetlands, and archaeological sites, to natural resource management and water and air quality compliance.
October 11, 2023
STELLA - short for NASA's Science and Technology Education for Land / Life Assessment - is a hand-held tool that allows students, educators, and citizen scientists to scan, record, and analyze features of the natural environment using the same technology that NASA uses to study the Earth.
September 27, 2023
The Equinox Marathon, initially billed as one of the toughest in the world, has evolved into a captivating race with a rich history that sets it apart from others.
September 12, 2023
As of September, this multi-year campaign has raised a total of $250.67 million dollars. The 20,136 donors have demonstrated their support for the UA System through their philanthropic contributions.
August 29, 2023
"The Blue Economy" refers to the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystems.
August 15, 2023
Starting this fall, the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Business and Security Management (CBSM) is set to offer online graduate courses in healthcare management and leadership.