Monthly Archives: May 2011

Members of the Fairbanks and University of Alaska Fairbanks communities are invited to grab their favorite pair of garden gloves and lend a hand during the annual campus flower planting Wednesday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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It’s my pleasure to share that UAF has registered as a STARS participant with my support as chancellor. The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, or STARS, is a self-assessment tool used by institutions of higher education to measure their sustainability progress. STARS, a program under the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, … Continue reading UAF participates in STARS to help set and meet sustainability goals

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The first step in reducing UAF’s greenhouse gas emissions is to adopt the tools and methodologies to launch an energy and carbon-reduction program. UAF has partnered with Clean Air-Cool Planet to provide a 2-hour webinar on conducting a carbon footprint inventory using the CA-CP Carbon Calculator. Anyone interested in attending, as well as UAF administrators, faculty, facility management, staff, … Continue reading Carbon footprint webinar June 3

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Alaska Space Grant is offering summer camps for teachers and students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The energy camp module for teachers is scheduled for June 13 – 18. More information and registration packages can be found online. The program is free and for educators includes room and board, and possibly also travel within … Continue reading Camp for teachers on polar energy resources, energy engineering and science concepts

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A webstream of three hours of  UAF Commencement ceremonies in Fairbanks is available online. Also available online are lists of graduates, a multimedia gallery and photos from the facebook photo booth.

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The Academic Master Plan for the University of Alaska is now complete. Many key players came together to create this plan for the UA System. Printed copies of the plan will be distributed to deans, directors, regents, chancellors and other leaders systemwide. The plan is also available online (PDF).

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President Gamble has approved an additional annual leave cash-in opportunity for up to 20 hours for FY12, the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011. With the exception of executive officers, all employees who earn annual leave and are not in a bargaining unit will be eligible to participate in the one-year test program. Currently, employees … Continue reading President Gamble approves additional annual leave cash-in

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