Monthly Archives: October 2015



Dead writers to read at the Blue Loon
November 06, 2015

Students, professors and other mere mortals from Fairbanks will perform in costume as their favorite deceased authors in Dead Writers from Beyond!!, a live event at the Blue Loon from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 6.

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I notice that the Department of Education list of schools under investigation lists “The University of Alaska Higher Education System.”  In watching the movie and hearing the Town Hall comments, and Sen. Murkowski’s condemnation of UAF, I wondered if UAA has had any Title IX violations. If not, what are they doing that UAF is … Continue reading Is the U.S. Department of Education investigating UAA, too?

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Alaska Dreaming offers plane ticket reimbursement

Students from the Lower 48 who dream of attending college in Alaska next summer can get a free round-trip ticket from Seattle. The Alaska Dreaming offer, which reimburses successful students for their ticket purchases, is the University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning’s newest effort to increase enrollment.

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UA Press releases book of Alaska short stories

The University of Alaska Press has released “Cabin, Clearing, Forest,” a collection of stories by Zach Falcon. In settings that range from rural fishing communities to the urban capital, the 13 stories of “Cabin, Clearing, Forest” create a lyrical map of contemporary Alaska’s human landscape.

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Book reveals struggles of Russian America’s governors’ wives

The University of Alaska Press has released “Married to the Empire: Three Governors’ Wives in Russian America 1829–1864,” by Susanna Rabow-Edling. In 1829, the Russian-America Co. decreed that any Alaska governor appointed after that date had to have a wife. Rabow-Edling’s extraordinary scholarship sets the context for that decision and explores the lives of three wives.

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