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Academic catalog available online

The 2016-2017 UAF academic catalog is now available online at

UAF has migrated the 2016-2017 academic catalog into a new online content management system called CourseLeaf. CourseLeaf will eventually allow units to manage their content directly through an online interface.

The Office of Admissions and the Registrar has adjusted the catalog’s formatting and organization to fit the CourseLeaf system and to correct errors and inconsistencies. Some wording may have been modified slightly to better fit the CourseLeaf system, but the original intent should have been retained.

Units should review relevant content and send any error corrections to by Friday, Aug. 26.

Santana is BLaST scientist of the month

Vanessa Santana
Vanessa Santana

Vanessa Santana, an undergraduate student who grew up in Brazil, is the UAF Biomedical Learning and Student Training program’s scientist of the month for August.

Santana has worked with several research projects, including one that looks at alterations in neuronal pathways induced by caffeine in a mouse model.

To read more about Santana, download a poster produced by the BLaST program.

The National Institutes of Health funds the BLaST program to promote biomedical research careers among diverse students, especially those from rural Alaska.



Register now for a Party in the Park booth

Departments, clubs and community organizations can register for Party in the Park during UAF’s Welcome Week. The party kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 30, at noon in Constitution Park (near the UAF Bookstore).

The event will feature games, activities, food and more, all hosted by our UAF community as we welcome students back to campus.

Every campus department, club and community service organization is welcome to register. One table and chair will be provided per booth. The event is coordinated by New Student Orientation and the Leadership, Involvement and Volunteer Experience program.

Registration is available at — just follow the party bears to register.

For more information, please contact Josh Hovis at or call 474-1959.

Watch for traffic barriers along Alumni Drive

Construction of the new combined heat and power plant will slightly change traffic on Alumni Drive.

Beginning Aug. 4, concrete Jersey barriers will line the south edge of the road near its upper end.

Traffic won’t detour, but drivers should be cautious while in the area.

Join the Cheers to Summer block party

Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 7.49.58 PMA Cheers to Summer block party on Aug. 19 will have games, food trucks, information booths and ice cream for purchase.

The party will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the outdoor chessboard in front of Wickersham Hall.

Cheers to Summer is sponsored by UAF’s Dining Services and Student Activities offices.

Apply for the Academic Leadership Institute

The UAF Office of the Provost is accepting applications for the Academic Leadership Institute through Aug. 29, 2016.

The institute is designed for new administrators and anyone interested in leadership within an academic institution. People from outside Fairbanks are encouraged to apply. They can participate through an audio link if selected.

About a dozen participants will read books and gather one Saturday morning monthly during the 2016-2017 academic year to engage with an invited speaker and discuss a case study.

For more information, visit


Parking decals are about to expire

All UAF student, faculty and staff parking decals, including those for gold lots, will expire Aug. 31, 2016. Current decals are required on all vehicles to avoid parking citations.

The new 2016-2017 decals will go on sale Aug. 1 and can be purchased online at the parking services website, Gold permit holders will have a two-week window to renew decals before their spots are given to people on the wait list.

The Office of the Bursar offers sustainable permits via payroll deduction. These will automatically renew each year and save you the hassle of renewing annually or standing in line at the office. If you purchased a sustainable permit last year, do not throw it away!

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Bursar at 907-474-5053.

Marika Road upgrade may change warehouse access

The City of Fairbanks is upgrading Marika Road, where UAF’s warehouse is located, through Aug. 12. The Marika Road entrance to the building may not be available at times.

The city has provided an alternative entrance from Aurora Drive, just past the Carlile company’s warehouse.