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Alaska INBRE offers summer research assistance to UAF undergrads

Undergraduate UAF students looking for research support this summer can apply for awards from the Alaska Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence.

The application deadline is Feb. 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Alaska INBRE’s undergraduate research assistantship awards will pay $10.50-$12.50 per hour, depending upon experience, for 40 hours per week from May 15-Aug. 15. Awards also include up to $2,500 for supplies and services.

Undergraduate students in any year of study and at any UAF campus can apply. Students should be enrolled in 12 or more credits in both the spring and fall 2017 semesters.

Mentors must be involved in the application process. To apply, please visit please fill out the UAF Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity’s Summer Research and Creative Project Awards application. Visit Alaska INBRE to learn more.

The Alaska INBRE program at the University of Alaska is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences.


Radenbaugh receives environmental award

Todd Radenbaugh received the Environmental Excellence Award at the 2017 Alaska Forum on the Environment, held Feb. 6-10 in Anchorage.

Radenbaugh, associate professor of environmental science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Bristol Bay Campus, is head of the environmental studies program in the College of Rural and Community Development.

Researchers to hold river modeling workshop with state personnel

UAF civil engineering Professor Horacio Toniolo and postdoctoral researcher Joel Homan will hold a workshop with state personnel to discuss research into two-dimensional models of river hydraulics.

The workshop with personnel from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will be held March 1-2 in Fairbanks.

The workshop builds off Toniolo’s project, “Developing Guidelines for 2-Dimensional Hydraulic Model Review and Acceptance,” through the UAF-led Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates.

The workshop is not open to the public, but interested parties may download the materials from the CESTiCC Workforce Development page after the event.


Kids can attend RecCamp during spring break

Kids aged 5-12 can attend a fun-filled RecCamp at UAF’s Student Recreation Center during spring break, March 13-17.

The week will be filled with ice skating, sledding, wacky hair days and go-go-go activities. Drop-ins are welcome, but advance registration is recommended. Kids can arrive beginning at 7:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 5:30 p.m.

The costs are $200 for the week or $60 per day for drop-ins.

The RecCamp is sponsored by UAF’s Department of Recreation, Adventure and Wellness.

Download a poster for the RecCamp here.

Student-led sustainability board seeks new members

The Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy Board is accepting applications for new members.

Members review proposals, choose programs and projects for funding, and select the goals and direction of the Office of Sustainability.

The RISE Board has funded over 80 projects related to sustainability since 2010. Projects have included solar panels, the Sustainable Village, recycling bins, the Green Bikes program, the community garden, the electric snowmachine project and many more.

Serving as a member of the board allows you to have a say in how your $20-per-semester sustainability fee is spent. Submit an application today. Click here to apply.

UAF Major Mania will be March 10

This year’s Major Mania will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, March 10, in the Wood Center multilevel lounge.

Major Mania gives present and future students and members of the public a chance to learn more about the majors offered at UAF. Representatives from academic departments are invited to showcase their majors and courses.

Once again, Major Mania will be combined with Inside Out, a preview event at UAF that brings more than 100 local high school juniors and seniors to campus.

If your department or college would like to participate, please complete the Major Mania registration form. All faculty, staff, and students are invited, and student organizations are encouraged to participate.

Free hockey shuttle offers students T-shirts and more

A free shuttle will take students to and from the final hockey games of the season at the Carlson Center on Feb. 17-18.

The shuttle will pick up students at the Wood Center bus stop at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Students riding the shuttle will receive free T-shirts and other giveaways.

Those who are 21 and over are welcome to attend the UAF Hockey Spirit Party at The Pub in Wood Center beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Those attending will have the chance to win various prizes courtesy of Odom Coca-Cola!

UAF Hockey Alumni Association endows scholarship

The UAF Hockey Alumni Association will provide $50,000 to endow a new scholarship for the Department of Athletics.

A presentation about the gift will be held during the first period of the Feb. 18 hockey game against Lake Superior State. The Senior Night game will begin at 7 p.m. at the Carlson Center.


Rasmuson Library’s training video subscription ends April 4

Rasmuson Library’s subscription to, the online training videos service, will end April 4, 2017.’s subscription price has been increased substantially. Under its new business model, the resource would only be available to a small number of UAF users whose access would have to be added or removed every year. During this time of budget and staff reductions, the library cannot sustain this subscription.

We realize that this is a valued product to many of you. If you are a user, please feel free to send us your feedback through this link: Feedback on library cancellations.