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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.

  • 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.

  • 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 The intent language was included as part of UA's operating budget and a response was due to the legislature by Dec. 1, 2019.

  • UA Foundation seeks nominations for 2020 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence

    December 02, 2019

    The University of Alaska Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. The prize, which includes a $15,000 award, is presented to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in support of the University of Alaska. Any UA student, faculty, staff or volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the university's mission is eligible to be nominated.

  • One year later: Looking back at the Nov. 30 earthquake

    November 26, 2019

    This Saturday marks the first anniversary of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck about 8 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska on Nov. 30, 2018. Alaskans were just starting their Friday mornings when the quake hit at 8:29 a.m., and the community immediately jumped into action.

  • UA celebrates National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month

    November 15, 2019

    This month, the University of Alaska pays tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Indigenous people by celebrating National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. In October, the Alaska Legislature permanently established November as Alaska Native Heritage Month. House Bill 126 was signed into law during a meeting of the Alaska Native Brotherhood/Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp at Alaska Pacific University.

  • UA Scholars class of 2020 celebrated at receptions across Alaska

    November 15, 2019

    The University of Alaska held five receptions across the state to honor the Class of 2020 UA Scholars. "The UA Scholars program is Alaska's way of investing in our best and brightest students so that they will continue their educational journey at the University of Alaska," said Lael Oldmixon, director of the UA Scholars program. "The scholarship program gives students options for studying at any of UA's campuses and universities, or participating in an exchange program abroad. Their options are limitless."

  • FY21 budget includes funding for UAA and UAA athletic programs

    November 15, 2019

    University of Alaska athletics will continue unchanged next season. "It was stated and affirmed that we would have athletics at UAA and UAF," said Keith Champagne, UAF Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Athletics. "Same sports as this year, same everything. We're optimistic that we have the support of the Board of Regents to move forward with athletics into the future."

  • Alaska 529 announces 2019 scholarship account winner

    November 13, 2019

    A lucky Soldotna woman received an early birthday surprise-- a $25,000 scholarship. Marta Taylor thought that she was having lunch with her husband and daughter at Froso's Family Dining to celebrate her birthday. She didn't know that Lael Oldmixon and Buffy Kuiper from Alaska 529 (formerly the UA College Savings Plan) had flown down from Fairbanks and were waiting to surprise her with a giant check and a birthday cake.

  • Alaska Legislature honors UAA WWAMI professors

    November 13, 2019

    The 31st Alaska Legislature recently honored University of Alaska Anchorage professors Max Kullberg, Ph.D. and Holly Martinson, Ph.D. for their ground-breaking medical research and for teaching the next generation of medical students and undergraduate students in Alaska.