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UAF in the news: Week of Sept. 18, 2006

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Scientists get star treatment at Denali symposium
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Geophysics research professor Martin Jeffries is a scientific celebrity here at Denali. Read more ...

King joins Alaska swimming
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Heather King's life as a swim coach in Fairbanks got a little bit busier last weekend when she was named assistant coach for the Alaska Nanooks. Read more ...

Gathering berries may require hunting before picking
Peninsula Clarion
KENAI -- Alaskans are known for their independent nature, and while friendly and cooperative -- particularly to visitors and newcomers -- Alaskans aren't going to hold anyone's hand, either. Read more ...

Native students assist Bristol Bay walrus study
Bristol Bay Times, Anchorage Daily News, Juneau Empire
DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) - During a month of counting Pacific walrus and nesting seabirds at Bristol Bay's remote Round Island, Tim Dyasuk slept in a simple metal weather-port, cooked dinner on a small stove and walked everywhere he went. Read more ...

Myers gets long-awaited yes vote from U.S. Senate
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
WASHINGTON--The U.S. Senate confirmed Mark Myers as director of the U.S. Geological Survey on Friday. Read more ...

Birch trees under attack
Peninsula Clarion
Kenai Peninsula property owners who thought they would be fine because they have plenty of birch trees mixed in with their bark beetle-threatened spruce trees may be in for some bad news. Read more ...

A model of efficiency
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Little is wasted at the new Cold Climate Housing Research Center facility in Fairbanks. Read more ...

Test house combines beauty and brains
Alaska Journal of Commerce
FAIRBANKS - The house that Jack H├ębert built can tell him if it's ailing.
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Scientists unsure why volcano is steaming
Homer News
Twin plumes of steam rising from the Cape Douglas area have Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists puzzled ´┐Ż" and hoping for clear weather to figure out what's going on. Read more ...

Researcher finds new species of daddy longlegs
"ĘSOLDOTNA, Alaska -- Don't let the short legs fool you: Alaska's newest eight-legged discovery is a daddy longlegs. Read more ...