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University of Alaska Anchorage News
Jan. 17, 2022In 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.Read Article
Jan. 15, 2022The 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.Read Article
Jan. 14, 2022
University of Alaska Anchorage head hockey coach Matt Shasby announced Thursday that he has tapped Fairbanks’ Trevor Stewart to become the associate head coach of the Seawolves for their 2022-23 return to the ice.
University of Alaska Fairbanks 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. 13, 2022
The documentary focuses on two major Alaska dinosaur sites that are the focus of University of Alaska Fairbanks professor and UA Museum Director Patrick Druckenmiller’s research: the North Slope and Denali National Park. For several years he has co-led expeditions to the sites looking for bones, teeth and tracks of dinosaurs that lived in Arctic settings about 70 million years ago.
Jan. 9, 2022
Freshman forward Brady Risk and his Alaska Nanooks hockey teammates seem to have found their scoring touch. Risk scored three times and added an assist on Friday night as the Nanooks earned their first road win of the season, skating to a 6-2 victory over the University of Maine Black Bears in Orono, Maine.
University of Alaska Southeast News
Jan. 20, 2022October 2021 discussions with the University of Alaska Southeast campuses regarding the potential development of a specific workforce development training curriculum to support Ucore's employment needs in Ketchikan, Alaska. Further discussions are scheduled for March 2022.Read Article
Jan. 13, 2022
UAS Sitka Campus academic adviser Katie Sill says students of any age contemplating college can feel overwhelmed in large, out-of-state university systems. Sill says Sitka Start can help students recognize the opportunity that college offers, whether it’s continuing in the UA system, or enrolling in a larger institution.
Jan. 10, 2022
“We found microplastics in every single rain sample (gathered in Juneau),” Sonia Nagorski told the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans. Nagorski, a professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, was presenting in December via her computer from Juneau.