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UAF in the news: Week of June 26, 2006

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: (907) 474-7902

06/30/06

Fairbanks Experiment Farm celebrates milestone
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Anchorage Daily News
The rows of barley forming the shape of a giant "100" in a field below the newly remodeled Museum of the North on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus isn't the handiwork of local pranksters or a message from intergalactic tourists. The dark green numbers, standing in sharp contrast to the brown field, are a birthday card, of sorts, planted by Alan Tonne, the manager of the Fairbanks Experiment Farm. Read more ...

A solid foundation
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
This is a welcome-back greeting, technically, but those we welcome to town today really never left. Read more ...

Weeds can be alluring invaders
Anchorage Daily News
It wasn't the fireweed's hue that was unusual. It was the timing. The bright, purply splash of color showed up on a Westchester Lagoon island last October. Read more ...

Marketing awards go to Lee
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
University of Alaska Fairbanks assistant athletic director Patrick Lee received five more marketing awards at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators 15th Annual Convention held recently in New Orleans. Read more ...

Whitledge named permanent director of UAF's Institute of Marine Science
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and KTVA
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has named Terry Whitledge to a permanent position as director of the UAF Institute of Marine Science. Read more ...

The phoenix rises
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
For the next week, the Fairbanks area is posing as the Martian arctic for 20 teachers from around the country and Canada. Read more ...

Riverboat cruise creates chance to ask 'Whad'Ya Know?'
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
NOT MUCH: Michael Feldman is heading to Fairbanks to work on his "midnight suntan," as a note on his Web site puts it.
Feldman is the host of the popular radio show "Whad'Ya Know?" heard every Saturday on KUAC at 10 a.m. Read more ...

Marks cruises to Yukon 800 win
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Arnold Marks Jr., named his boat Close Enough after a family moment. Read more ...

Dead whale found in Alaska river puzzles scientists
Seattle Times
ANCHORAGE — Scientists are mystified by the carcass of a young beluga whale found in a river in central Alaska, nearly 1,000 miles from its natural ocean habitat. Read more ...