Monthly Archives: February 2017




Growing up in Panama, at the bottom tip of Central America, Pat Rivera was regularly exposed to nature and different environments. Rivera, who has worked on and off at the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences since the late 1980s in various research and technical roles, attributes much of her adventurous and animal-loving personality to the positive experiences she had in her outdoorsy, close-knit community as a kid.

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Applications for the BRIGHT Girls summer academy are now open. The deadline is April 1. BRIGHT Girls offers two-week, free, day-only academies in Fairbanks and Juneau for high school girls. Participants explore the biology and habitat of salmon or harbor seals.

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100 of UAF’s people

Flora Jane Harper ’35 was the first Alaska Native student to graduate from the University of Alaska. For her story and many more, visit our centennial website. 

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