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2016 Winter Warm Up to support students

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-9-49-57-amThe 2016 Winter Warm Up — the Really Free Market just for UAF students — will be Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. in the Hess Recreation Center inside the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland Complex.  Staff and faculty are encouraged to cull their closets and donate clean, useable clothing, household goods and sports equipment to the event.

Through Oct. 7, donations can be brought to drop-off sites at the Bunnell Building, the Brooks Building, Constitution Hall, the Duckering Building, the Fine Arts Complex, the Gruening Building, Signers’ Hall, the Keith B. Mather Library and the Murie Building.  On Oct. 8 — the day of the event — donations can be made beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the MBS complex.

For more information, contact UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning at 474-7021.

Download and post the flier.

Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra to open concert season

The Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and conductor Eduard Zilberkant open their 2016-17 concert season on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Charles W. Davis Concert Hall.

The concert will celebrate the centennial of the U.S. national parks and features music inspired by three of them. The concert features two works, “Denali” and “Gates of the Arctic,” by wilderness composer Stephen Lias and the well-known “Grand Canyon Suite” by Ferde Grofé. The concert will include slides projected over the orchestra showing scenes at each national park.

Lias will attend the performance. He will join Zilberkant, the orchestra director and president’s professor of fine arts at UAF, for a preconcert lecture on the Davis Hall stage beginning at 3 p.m. The lecture will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the music to be performed.

Listening sessions for research units scheduled

Vice Chancellor for Research Larry Hinzman would like to invite faculty, staff and students to participate in listening sessions covering the Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization, Office of Research Integrity, Animal Resources Center and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

The sessions, listed below, are designed to let faculty, staff and students voice comments, suggestions and concerns about the units housed under the vice chancellor’s office. Each unit will have its own listening session. The unit employees and directors will be present during the session to promote clear communication. Participants may come and go as they see fit.

Hinzman is also available for private discussions, and you are welcome to make an appointment by contacting his assistant, Cassie Pinkel at Anonymous comments can be sent to

All listening sessions will be held in Elvey’s Globe Room. The schedule is below:

  • Sept. 19, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
  • Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Office of Research Integrity
  • Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Animal Resources Center

URSA accepting applications for Fall Travel Awards

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity is accepting applications from undergraduate students for Fall Travel Awards of up to $2,000. Travel funds can support a student’s presentation of research results or creative activity at a public or professional meeting. The funds also can support attendance at a conference or workshop to further the student’s research.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 26, 2016. The application and additional information is available on the URSA website at

For more information, please contact the URSA office, 301 Bunnell or 450-8772.

Freedom from Smoking program offered

The Student Health and Counseling Center will sponsor a Freedom from Smoking program Oct. 4-Nov. 15.  It will consist of a seven-week class that meets on Tuesdays at Wood Center.  Participants can choose to attend afternoon classes (1-2:30 p.m.) or evening classes (5:30-7p.m.).

The introductory cost is $25, and space is limited. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. For more information and to register, please call 474-7043.


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