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UAF in the news: Week of April 24, 2006

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Program builds future scientists
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Two years ago Joel Hunt started college with a hand-built computer.
Hunt, who is from Emmonak, a Yupik community in western Alaska, constructed the computer while he was a student at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka through a statewide pre-college Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program. Read more ...

UAF breaks ground on fisheries building
Juneau Empire
JUNEAU - The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences broke ground last week on a new Lena Point facility. Read more ...

Alaska: University breaks ground on new fisheries facility
The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences have begun work on a new facility dedicated to fisheries education and research. Read more ...

Marmots, Microbes And Geopolitical Uses Of Disease Seminar, 28th April 2006
Medical News Today
As Alaskans prepare for a potential avian influenza pandemic the story of how marmots and microbes led to the Japanese takeover of Manchuria will provide an unsettling look at what happens when plague and politics combine with a lack of communication. Read more ...

Reindeer tasting: Nice work, if you can get it
"¨Using my tongue, I pressed the meat to the roof of my mouth. The folded slice oozed with a slight taste of blood. I chewed the sample, which was so tender it disintegrated. Then came the hardest part-I had to spit the meat into a cup without eating it. Read more ...

Final whistle blows for Houston: JDHS basketball coach retires after 32 years
Juneau Empire
After toying with the idea of retiring for two years, Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball coach George Houston made it official Tuesday. Read more ...

Brahms classic to launch choir's 50th anniversary
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Choir of the North is planning to kick off its 50th year with something big.
The choral group, based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will perform "A German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms this Saturday. The 70-minute composition is considered among the major works for a choir. Read more ...

Alaska unveiled: Rose Berry Gallery to display state's finest artwork
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
It's been four long years since the University of Alaska Museum of the North broke ground on its newly expanded museum. Aldona Jonaitis, the museum director, believes that a look around the new Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery will show the wait was worth it. Read more ...

Akasofu: Global warming causes not proven
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
WASHINGTON--When would they yell "fire!" about global warming, Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg asked Bush administration officials at a hearing Wednesday, after the officials repeatedly declined to recommend action. Read more ...

UAF, landowners eye deal for Geist Road property
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is working with private property owners to obtain 30 acres of land along Geist Road near the Parks Highway, although the university's vice president for development said the school is not yet sure how it would develop the land. Read more ...