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April 05, 2017

Did Greenland’s Vikings leave behind descendants or did they go extinct despite, as archaeologist Thomas McGovern said, “doing everything right?” The famed Viking archaeologist will argue the latter in a talk titled, “New Views of Viking Greenland: Resilient, Adaptive but Still Extinct.”

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Before we head off to a well-earned break, I’d like to invite you to celebrate with us at the kickoff event for UAF’s centennial year — the Sparktacular celebration, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. on the Fairbanks campus.

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Alaska Sea Grant is seeking proposals for research projects in the 2018–2020 biennium. Proposals are due Feb. 27. Sea Grant wants creative and innovative research proposals in the natural, social and education sciences that address one of the following focus areas: Healthy coastal ecosystems Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture Resilient communities and economies Environmental literacy and workforce development … Continue reading Sea Grant seeks research proposals

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This semester the University of Alaska Fairbanks added beginner French and Spanish, as well as a Kanji reading and writing course online. Instructors developing online language courses face the same challenges as face-to-face instructors, while also teaching students, who are potentially dispersed around the world, a skill that is dependent on community and communication with others.

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November 18, 2016

A University of Alaska Fairbanks physics club will host a free Star Party from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 for the Fairbanks community. The UAF chapter of the Society of Physics Students will set up six powerful telescopes for people to view the Andromeda Galaxy, Uranus, the Ring Nebula, a white dwarf star and more.

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