Monthly Archives: November 2011

Heading somewhere warmer for the holidays? Lucky you! Before you leave, remember the following “turn off before you take off” tips to help save energy. After turning off your work space lighting, remember to turn off lights in other empty spaces, too: restrooms, copy/printer rooms, closets, etc. Turn off computers, monitors, printers and office equipment. Turn off … Continue reading Will the last one out please turn off the lights?

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The UA Strategic Direction team is committed to keeping all UA employees informed and updated throughout the strategic direction effort “Shaping Alaska’s Future 2017.” Periodically staff, faculty and students will receive updates on the Strategic Direction process. The latest update is online (PDF). For more information visit www.alaska.edu/shapingalaskasfuture/ or contact staff associated with the process.

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Some 175 people braved record-breaking cold to attend this year’s donor reception Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Regents’ Great Hall. Each year, the chancellor honors donors who have shown great philanthropic support and dedication to UAF’s mission. The 2011 honorees were Bill and Betsy Robertson, who were thanked for their personal contributions to the university; … Continue reading Chancellor honors donors

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With temperatures near 35 below zero, Celia Miller warms her hands by the fire during the Honors Program week-long vigil in Constitution Park to draw attention to the plight of the homeless. UAF’s Honors Program provides an academic and social home for exceptionally talented and motivated students. Admission requirements for the program vary by class standing. … Continue reading Featured photo of the week

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Assistant professor Thane Magelky, right, works with freshman James Griffin in his drafting technology class in the newly renovated third floor of the UAF Community and Technical College building at 604 Barnette St. Instruction in drafting and construction technology now takes place in modern classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities … Continue reading CTC’s updated classrooms benefit students studying drafting technology

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The cost of fuel is high, but that doesn’t mean boaters have to leave their vessels at the dock. A new, free publication from Alaska Sea Grant describes how boats consume fuel, and details innovative ways to improve fuel efficiency while still getting full use of the vessel. Saving Fuel on Your Recreational or Charter … Continue reading New Publication from Alaska Sea Grant: Saving Fuel on Your Recreational or Charter Boat

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The National Science Foundation awarded $16.3 million to UAF in support of the Toolik Field Station, a major site for national and international research in the North American Arctic since 1975. “With this award Toolik Field Station is now considered a major NSF facility,” said Marion Syndonia “Donie” Bret-Harte, principal investigator for the award and … Continue reading Toolik Field Station nets $16 million award

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