The Alaska FFA Association and Alaska Association of Agricultural and Natural Resource Educators invite the public to an informal meet-and-greet Feb. 23 with national FFA leaders in Fairbanks. FFA will also donate $15,000 to the Fairbanks Community Food Bank.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Society of Physics Students has made a habit of exceeding expectations. So when club leaders asked famed physicist Lawrence Krauss to make a low-budget trip to speak in Fairbanks, perhaps it shouldn’t have been a surprise that he quickly snatched up the offer.
The University of Alaska Museum of the North has planned a new series of presentations for the spring semester. The Museum Discovery Series features a different curator each month unveiling new discoveries based on research in the museum’s collections. The presentations will be held in the Museum Auditorium on Thursdays at 12 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Susanna Pearlstein has been hired as the new director for the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension center near Palmer. Pearlstein, a postdoctoral researcher based at the Environmental Protection Agency in Corvallis, Oregon, will start her new job April 3.
Narwhals stay active and close to shore to avoid killer whales that have begun to enter areas with declining sea ice cover in Canada’s eastern Arctic, according to a study led by a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist.
The University of Alaska Museum of the North and the University of Alaska Fairbanks 4-H program are looking for volunteers to work with school students in community after-school programs.
There is excitement in the air on the first practice-run day for the Borealis Bistro, as tablecloths are arranged, silverware is wrapped in bundles and students don their serving aprons. In the back, food is being plated to perfection and drinking glasses are stacked in an orderly manner.
A 19th-century painting on display at the University of Alaska Museum of the North through the end of February depicts the 1867 signing of the treaty to purchase Alaska. It will tour the state to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the event.
Two new agents with the Cooperative Extension Service in Fairbanks will lead community programs in nutrition, health and gardening. Leslie Shallcross, a health, home and family development agent, and horticulturist Julie Riley previously served with the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Extension office in Anchorage.