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    2024 State of the University Address - Video Available

    March 21, 2024

    The 2024 State of the University Address was held on March 11, 2024 during the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon. President Pitney provided an update on the important role of the University of Alaska system in the state's economic recovery and in building Alaska's workforce; the contributions of UA's world-class research; and highlighted excellence across the university system.

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    Capitol Report March 18, 2024

    March 21, 2024

    Last week, while UA had spring break, the Legislature remained in session. Lawmakers focused on the budget, receiving new economic outlooks, and taking public testimony. The Legislature also revisited several education bills.

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    NEW community campus profile pages

    March 09, 2024

    The new Community Campuses page on our site is our attempt to tell the unique stories of the Community Campuses and Career and Tech Ed Centers that play such a significant role in bringing the benefits of a university education to our communities.

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    Save the Date! State of the University March 11, 2024

    March 08, 2024

    Staff, faculty, and students across the system are invited to tune in to the address, and our community partners are encouraged to view the livestream as well.

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    Submit your Staff Make Students Count nominations

    March 08, 2024

    Do you know someone who makes a world of difference for UA students? It's time to nominate them.

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    Butrovich Data Center Facility Upgrade Project May 11th - 18th

    March 08, 2024

    UAF Facilities Services will be conducting a planned maintenance power shutdown in the Butrovich Building to integrate a maintenance bypass switch for the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for the Butrovich Data Center (BDC). This planned maintenance shutdown will mean that many UA data systems served out of the BDC will be unavailable during the following timeframes...

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    Alaska Maritime Education Consortium Is A 2024 Center Of Excellence For Domestic Maritime Workforce Training, Education

    March 08, 2024

    he Alaska Maritime Education Consortium was designated as a Center of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. The designation recognizes and promotes support to post-secondary maritime training programs that prepare students for careers in the maritime industry.

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    UA Giving Day is almost here!

    March 08, 2024

    UA Giving Day is Noon, March 26 - 1 p.m., March 28. UA Giving Day is a 49-hour event for our community to spread the word about how important it is to invest in your university for the futures of our students and their families, our community, and our state. And did I mention you can win prizes?

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    University of Alaska Regents approve 'Roadmap to Empower Alaska', charting positive vision for future

    February 24, 2024

    The University of Alaska (UA) Board of Regents met on February 22-23. It unanimously approved its updated strategic plan for the UA System amidst a backdrop of growing enrollment and a strong Arctic leadership position.

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    Capitol Report February 23: Education Legislation and FY 25 Budget

    February 23, 2024

    This week the House largely cleared its committee calendar to make room for substantial debate on Senate Bill 140. Meanwhile, the Senate moved forward with its budget preparation, with both the House and Senate Finance Committees having time for presentations from President Pitney.