Monthly Archives: December 2016

Neil Davis has died at 84, in his Fairbanks home. The scientist/author/doer was a graduate student and later director at UAF’s Geophysical Institute. In the dynamic early days of the place where people study everything from the center of the Earth to the center of the sun, Davis was there.

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I noticed that the recycling station in the Taku lot is gone. This got me thinking about the blue mixed paper bins in offices and hallways here on campus. Where are the contents of these bins going these days? Are they still being recycled, or are they getting mixed in with the regular trash?

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An international exhibit of artwork called “Beauty to the Core” will meet its inspiration in Antarctica this January. University of Alaska Fairbanks glaciologist Erin Pettit and her team of researchers created the exhibit to raise awareness of scientific studies at WAIS Divide, a research site of the National Science Foundation.

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The Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference has been held every spring since 2008, rotating among the Western Alaska hub communities of Dillingham, Nome, Bethel, Kotzebue and Unalaska. Subject matter at the conferences is organized around local research concerns, not disciplines, which makes for an impressive variety of subject matter.

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Are all of the faucets on campus marked as reverse osmosis water and/or nonpotable water actually dispensing R/O water? I am most interested in the West Ridge Research Building and the Murie Building but am curious about the rest of campus as well. Thank you!

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