Monthly Archives: March 2015




Edna MacLean, author of the Iñupiaq to English Dictionary, stands on the shoreline at Barrow in November with the Arctic Ocean behind her.

After 40 years of intermittent, painstaking work, Edna MacLean’s dictionary of Iñupiaq words contains more than 19,000 entries. The dictionary doesn’t explain just words. It also helps explain a people’s culture and way of life.

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The April 30 deadline to complete the UA Choice health care plan’s wellness program requirements for the fiscal year 2016 is quickly approaching. All employees, spouses and financially interdependent partners enrolled in the plan still have time to complete the requirements.

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