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University of Alaska Anchorage News
June 2, 2020Every week for nearly two months, Leah Pacarro, a kinesiology major in UAA’s Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation, had been watching the African American, Hispanic, Asian, International and Native American (AHAINA) Students of Excellence scholarship emails, encouraging her to apply, roll into her inbox.Read Article
June 1, 2020Health sciences senior Quacyya Cuaresma had no trouble keeping busy during quarantine. SiRead Article
May 27, 2020In the Natural Sciences Building in a windowless room lies a machine named the Multipole Plasma Trap, a stainless steel vacuum chamber designed by Nathaniel Hicks, Ph.D., an assistant professor in UAA’s Department of Physics. He established the UAA Plasma Physics Laboratory in 2013. .Read Article
University of Alaska Fairbanks News
June 4, 2020Green and spongy, glacier mice are not really rodents at all. They consist mostly of moss, and are the subject of a recent published study. Two of its authors are former Alaska graduate students, who met and fell in love in the company of the little green pincushions.Read Article
June 3, 2020Fortunately for the Alaska’s state and federal fire services, COVID-19 doesn’t affect satellites.Read Article
May 21, 2020After the final steps of a long run in early March, Greg Finstad took his pulse rate. His heart was at 38 beats per minute. Perfect. The reindeer biologist and marathon runner was in top shape to run this year’s Boston Marathon.Read Article
University of Alaska Southeast News
June 2, 2020Northrim Bank has once again contributed to the University of Alaska Southeast programs, giving $63.5K to the Business and Public Policy Program, administered through the Juneau campus, and an additional $5K each to the Ketchikan and Sitka Campuses.Read Aticle
May 15, 2020The Alaska College of Education received confirmation of its accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).Read Article
May 12, 2020Wayne Price has been chosen to receive a $40K Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist award.Read Article