Academic Affairs and Research

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The University of Alaska is committed to working closely with all federal and state agencies and private enterprise to further develop collaboration and new exposures for future growth in all areas of science and technology.

The duties of the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, directs a division of services including Academic Affairs and Research, Corporate Programs, Student Services, Health Programs, and Distance Education. The Vice President works with the UA campuses on academic and research initiatives and collaborations to promote research in Alaska.

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Academic Affairs & Research
Office phone: 907-450-8019

Fax: 907-450-8002

Physical Address
Butrovich Building, Suite 202
2025 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5000

  • Students in Tanana Valley Campus' paramedics training program take huddle up during a break in their cold-water rescue class

    Students in Tanana Valley Campus' paramedics training program take huddle up during a break in their cold-water rescue class

  • Research Associate Professor Katey Walter Anthony and a research assistant set fire to escaping methane gas trapped beneath the ice on a pond near the UAF campus.

    Research Associate Professor Katey Walter Anthony and a research assistant set fire to escaping methane gas trapped beneath the ice on a pond near the UAF campus.

  • Shalane Frost, a research assistant with UAF's Institute of Arctic Biology, uses an iPad to enter data regarding permafrost core samples.

    Shalane Frost, a research assistant with UAF's Institute of Arctic Biology, uses an iPad to enter data regarding permafrost core samples.

  • Paul Layer, dean of UAF's College of Natural Science and Mathematics, gets ready for a day of hiking and collecting rock samples during a June 2015 research field trip

    Paul Layer, dean of UAF's College of Natural Science and Mathematics, gets ready for a day of hiking and collecting rock samples during a June 2015 research field trip

  • University of Alaska Anchorage students host a debate against University of Yale students.

    University of Alaska Anchorage students host a debate against University of Yale students.

  • Instructor Maureen O'Malley, left, talks to students April Smith, center, and Marisa Ayala Cardenas in one of the simulation labs at the School of Nursing on campus

    Instructor Maureen O'Malley, left, talks to students April Smith, center, and Marisa Ayala Cardenas in one of the simulation labs at the School of Nursing on campus

  • Professor and student use a Bunsen Burner on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage KPC.

    Professor and student use a Bunsen Burner on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage KPC.

  • Idaho State and UAA's new Pharmacy partnership creates a home in Anchorage.

    Idaho State and UAA's new Pharmacy partnership creates a home in Anchorage.

News and Updates


Common Calendar for AY18

Click HERE to view the common calendar for AY18, approved by the president and the chancellors.

Science at the Border Between Ice and Ocean 
Drone image of the M/V Steller, surrounded by ice. Sometimes, if there was too much ice in the sea around the boat, the researchers had to pause their daily activities or risk damage to their expensive equipment. Credit: David Sutherland

Researchers and Scientists from University of Alaska Southeast, University of Oregon, and Oregon State University seek to understand the river of meltwater seeking from the bottom of LeConte glacier into the sea, meltwater that rises as relatively warm plume and may exacerbate the rate at which the glacier melts. The Data is intended on helping scientists in their quest to make sense of climate change at a granular level. 

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Predicting snow loads: How a UAA research team is helping create safer structures 
College of Engineering geomatics professor Gennady Gienko discusses data gathered as part of a project in partnership with the Structural Engineers Association of Alaska (SEAAK). (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

UAA and SEAAK are collaborating with other recording agencies statewide to do a much-needed overhaul on the state’s snow load data to create more accurate predictions—not only for Alaska’s major cities—but for the state’s smaller communities as well. Updating this data will not only provide structural and civil engineers with more accurate data to design safer buildings and infrastructure, but it also has the potential to save construction projects in both the private and public sector hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long run.
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UAF joins international consortium of icebreaker operators 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the research vessel Sikuliaq will join 13 other partners from Europe and Canada in the newly formed Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium.The new international collaboration among icebreaker vessel operators supports planning and implementation of Arctic research cruises. UAF operates the Sikuliaq, which is owned by the National Science Foundation. Retreating sea ice and warming waters have given rise to unprecedented political, economic and scientific interest in the Arctic Ocean over the past decade.
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Alaska Sea Grant awards over $1 million for research 
A recreational angler holds a rockfish. UAF associate professor Anne Beaudreau and her research team will interview Alaska fishermen about their knowledge of long-term changes in rockfish abundance.

Alaska Sea Grant has selected six research projects for funding during 2018-2020, with the majority of the work getting underway next month. Alaska Sea Grant is part of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the National Sea Grant Program, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Researchers will receive $1.3 million to study a diverse range of topics intended to help Alaskans understand, conserve and sustainably use the state’s rich marine and coastal resources.
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