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Alaska Climate Science Center graduate fellow Joanna Young and 75 other women traveled in December to a place visited by few others — Antarctica. Young reached the southernmost continent with an expedition sponsored by Homeward Bound, a leadership initiative for women in science. “The trip itself was just stunning,” Young said. “It’s an incredibly remote, isolated and beautiful landscape.” She was … Continue reading Climate center fellow discovers ‘relentless optimism’ in Antarctica

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks Society of Physics Students has made a habit of exceeding expectations. So when club leaders asked famed physicist Lawrence Krauss to make a low-budget trip to speak in Fairbanks, perhaps it shouldn’t have been a surprise that he quickly snatched up the offer.

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There is excitement in the air on the first practice-run day for the Borealis Bistro, as tablecloths are arranged, silverware is wrapped in bundles and students don their serving aprons. In the back, food is being plated to perfection and drinking glasses are stacked in an orderly manner.

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