Monthly Archives: January 2011


Paul Layer been named dean of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics. Layer has been at UAF since 1989, and served as the interim dean of CNSM since 2009. Layer received his bachelor of science in geology from Michigan State University, and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics from Stanford University. He spent … Continue reading Layer named CNSM dean

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For some students, the term “money management” is an oxymoron. Because many arrive in college with little education in financial planning, the University of Alaska Fairbanks financial aid office is offering a full day of free seminars to increase financial literacy among current and future university students.

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Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, and his wife, Sandy, visited the UAF campus last week to view one of the original copies of the Alaska Constitution with help from archivist Bridget Burke. Alaska’s leaders gathered on campus in 1955 to craft the constitution in what is now Constitution Hall. The document was signed in 1956 in … Continue reading Gov. Parnell gets hands-on look at Alaska’s Constitution

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The rivalry between the Alaska Nanooks and the UAA Seawolves is never greater than during the Governor’s Cup hockey game. This year the University of Alaska Fairbanks is kickin’ it up a notch by hosting a seawolf taco feed the night of the final game.

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The Student-Faculty Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the Marion Francis Boswell Award (Outstanding Graduating Senior Woman), the Joel Wiegert Award (Outstanding Graduating Senior Man), and the Gray S. Tilly Memorial Award (Outstanding Graduating Non-Traditional Student). Students are recognized at the 2011 Commencement ceremony May 15, 2011.

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Three School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences students won best student poster awards at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage. SFOS students earned three out of the four awards sponsored by the North Pacific Research Board. Mandy Keogh is a Ph.D. student studying marine biology with Shannon Atkinson. Her poster was called “Body condition … Continue reading Student poster awards

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Several School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences faculty and staff presented at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, held Jan. 16-20 in Anchorage. Russ Andrews presented a keynote speech on “Steller’s curse: the unfortunate fate of Alaska’s first naturalist and the marine mammals that bear his name.” Other SFOS faculty and staff presenters included Arny Blanchard, … Continue reading Alaska Marine Science Symposium

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