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  • On Topic with Jim Johnsen explores Alaska Natives in culture and film

    June 22, 2019

    This week's On Topic episode's guest is Princess Daazhraii Johnson, creative producer for the new PBS KIDS show MOLLY OF DENALI. This episode explores her role in making the animated children's program a reality and discusses the representation of Alaska Native peoples and cultures in film.

  • Board of Regents authorizes contingency funding authority to UA President Jim Johnsen

    June 22, 2019

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents received a budget update today and granted UA President Jim Johnsen the authority to cover certain core university operating expenses beginning July 1 if there is no state approved budget by then.

  • UA Scholars Program celebrates 20th anniversary and Alaskan academic achievement

    June 22, 2019

    This month, the UA Scholars Program celebrated its 20th anniversary. Since the program's inception, the program has benefitted 8,900 UA Scholars, including an estimated 3,000 Scholars who were the first in their families to attend college.

  • Staff Make Students Count awardees 2019

    Board of Regents discuss budget, recognize staff and UA Scholars

    June 07, 2019

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents made use of its June meeting to review options for the university's FY20 operating budget, celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UA Scholars program and begin planning for the 2021 budget.

  • HR Redesign discussion

    HR Redesign Update

    June 07, 2019

    In this video interview, UA President Jim Johnsen and Chief Human Resources Officer Keli Hite McGee discuss the University of Alaska Human Resources redesign, what it means, and where to find more information.

  • Update on UA budget and possible impasse-related impacts

    June 05, 2019

    Message from President Johnsen to the UA community on the FY20 budget and potential impacts of ongoing budget impasse.

  • CHRO McGee provides update on compensation review

    UA Total Compensation Review is complete

    June 04, 2019

    At the direction of the UA President, UA Human Resources conducted a total compensation review to better understand our market competitiveness for salary and benefits to optimize internal equity, retention and recruitment.

  • Chair Davies June 2019

    University of Alaska structure to be reviewed by new task force

    June 03, 2019

    The chair of the University of Alaska Board of Regents has announced appointments to a task force that will explore options for the university system's future structure.

  • On Topic with Michael West

    Michael West On Topic with Jim Johnsen

    May 31, 2019

    Michael West is Alaska's State Seismologist, a UAF Research Associate Professor, and Director of the Alaska Earthquake Center.

  • UA College Savings Plan

    529 Day Raises Awareness about the Benefits of Saving for Higher Education

    May 30, 2019

    One-third of Americans have heard of 529 college savings plans but only one in five know what the plans are for. That's according to a survey released by the College Savings Plans Network ahead of 529 Day, recognized annually on May 29th (5/29). The study, which identified a connection between 529 awareness and saving for higher education, was done in anticipation of the network's national 529 awareness campaign launch in March. The campaign, which involves state treasurers, higher education agencies, financial service firms and other state officials in 28 states, aims to make "529" a more recognizable term for all Americans who want to save for college.