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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September 28, 2022
A century ago, these two institutions opened their doors to Alaskans: one, a community bank in Anchorage that became First National Bank Alaska, and the other, an agriculture and mining college in Fairbanks that evolved into the University of Alaska (UA) system. Both sought to provide new opportunities for a rapidly-growing territory.
September 13, 2022
These opportunities improve student outcomes in high school and college, and they save Alaska families thousands of dollars in education costs.
September 01, 2022
R/V Sikuliaq [see-KOO-lee-auk] spent nearly a month in the Bering Sea collecting sediment cores to help scientists understand thousands of years of storms and weather conditions along the Aleutian Island Chain.
August 16, 2022
UA Journey contains articles, stories about the notable people behind the names of buildings and locations across the UA system, records from Alaska's constitutional convention, honorary degree recipients, former presidents and regents, and much more.
August 03, 2022
For the past two decades, a collaboration within the UA system has been improving health, reducing illness and disability, and building a pipeline of future biomedical and behavioral health researchers in Alaska.
July 19, 2022
Tourism is one of Alaska's major economic forces, with a total annual economic impact of more than $4.5 billion.
July 06, 2022
These collaborations help Alaska students to complete advanced degrees in healthcare, law, and veterinary medicine while minimizing the need for out-of-state residency and cost.
June 14, 2022
Meet Luci the therapy puppy, who helped UAA dental hygiene students Shayna McGinty, Amber Carroll and Tetiana Sazhnieva with their research - studying the positive effects of having therapy dogs work in the dental industry.
June 03, 2022
Through research projects at UAF's Alaska Center for Energy and Power, education at University of Alaska Southeast, and economic analysis from the Center for Economic Development at University of Alaska Anchorage, it's easy to see that Alaska has the potential to set the standard of excellence in alternative energy for the rest of the country.
May 31, 2022
These cuddly creatures join the herds at LARS to be raised and cared for as part of UAF's student veterinary training, biological sciences, and other programs.