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  • Applications open for remote energy academy

    January 15, 2020

    UAF's Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy is a unique circumpolar knowledge-sharing program focusing on isolated power systems integration. Applications for the 2020 academy are due Feb. 15. Participants will travel to Nunavut, Canada; Alaska; and Iceland this summer.
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  • White House in Washington DC

    UA President to meet with Alaska's congressional leaders about UA federal priorities

    January 15, 2020

    University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen will be in the nation's capital this week meeting with Alaska's Congressional Delegation and federal agency officials to discuss the university's FY2021 federal funding priorities and provide an update on progress being made at UA.
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  • Board of Regents

    UA Board of Regents to discuss FY21 budget and possible tuition increase this week during its Anchorage meeting

    January 15, 2020

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents will convene Jan. 16-17 in Anchorage to discuss the university's budget, consider a 5 percent tuition increase and hear about the enrollment strategies planned by each university. The board originally was scheduled to vote on the tuition increase during its November 2019 meeting, but delayed the decision pending further engagement by campus leaders with their students.
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  • Deadline for Innovators Hall of Fame nominations extended to Dec. 31

    December 20, 2019

    The Juneau Economic Development Council and Alaska State Committee for Research (SCoR) have extended nominations for the Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame to Dec. 31, 2019.
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  • Happy Holidays!

    December 19, 2019

    In a few days, we will leave our respective university campuses and head home to embrace the holiday season. Whether you are an administrator, faculty, a member of our student body or university staff, my wish for each of you is that the holiday season brings joy and happiness to you and your family.
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  • Opportunity for Board of Regents Public Testimony on January 14

    December 13, 2019

    Alaskans will have an opportunity next month to comment directly to the Board of Regents on issues facing the University of Alaska. Statewide audio conference public testimony is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2010. Call 1-866-726-0757 to join the queue for testimony. This public testimony session will be live streamed at: www.alaska.edu/bor/live/.
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  • Governor Dunleavy's FY21 budget announcement

    December 12, 2019

    This afternoon Governor Dunleavy released his fiscal year 2021 operating and capital budget proposal. This is the first step in the legislative budget process. As anticipated, the governor set the University of Alaska's general fund operating budget at $277 million. This is the amount the Board of Regents requested as agreed to in the August 13 three-year compact. This is a $25 million reduction from this year's $302 million general fund operating budget.
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  • UA receives grant to install natural gas shut-off valves on Anchorage campus

    December 06, 2019

    The University of Alaska was awarded $249,000 to install 30 seismic natural gas meter shut-off valves on the University of Anchorage campus. The funding was provided by a grant from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Installation of the shut-off valves will be completed by Sept. 2020.
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  • More than 1,100 UAA students slated to graduate this fall

    December 06, 2019

    The University of Alaska Anchorage will celebrate the fall Class of 2019 graduates at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, in the Alaska Airlines Center. The ceremony honors the accomplishments of more than 1,100 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students from the Anchorage campus.
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  • Board of Regents responds to legislative intent language and compact with governor; sets meeting and public testimony dates

    December 04, 2019

    Dear UA Community - The university Board of Regents has transmitted its response to legislative intent that it consider a plan to transition the university from three separately accredited institutions into a single accredited institution. The response can be found at https://www.alaska.edu/files/bor/2019/2019-11-22-Buretta-to-Ms.-Sanders-Response-to-the-Legislative-Intent-Language.pdf. The intent language was included as part of UA's operating budget and a response was due to the legislature by Dec. 1, 2019.
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