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UAF in the news: Week of Oct. 23, 2006

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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KUAC makes fundraising history
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
More than 1,300 fans of public radio helped public radio station KUAC raise $180,867 during the station's recent fund drive, making the drive the most successful one in the radio station's history. Read more ...

Dive of a lifetime
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Stephen Jewett's summer dive excursion didn't include a single tropical beach, pina colada or party boat this year. Instead, the University of Alaska Fairbanks research professor ventured to one of the most remote, unpopulated and inhospitable regions in the world "" the Aleutian Islands. Read more ...

Global climate expert to present environmental talk
Alfred University online
Alfred University's Environmental Studies Speaker Series continues on Friday, Nov. 3, at 12:10 p.m. in Room 228 of the Science Center with a look at global climate change. The public is invited free of charge; refreshments will be served. Read more ...

Knowles, Halcro tout support for UA
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Gubernatorial candidates Tony Knowles and Andrew Halcro fielded questions on education and their level of support for the state-wide university system Tuesday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Close to 75 people "" college students, university staff and others "" attended the forum sponsored by several university organizations. Read more ...

State ponds pull disappearing act
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Anchorage Daily News
Alaska is peppered with ponds "" hundreds of thousands of them. A recent study of more than 10,000 of those lakes and ponds conducted by several scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, however, shows that they are shrinking, drying up or disappearing altogether, a result, the researchers conclude, of Alaska's rapidly warming climate. Read more ...

Fourpeaked Volcano still steaming
Homer News
Fourpeaked Volcano is still giving off steam and gas. A volcano near Mount Douglas and about 100 miles south of Homer, Fourpeaked became active in late September. Read more ...

Dead Writers to invade UAF Pub
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
If previous guest lists offer any hints, this year's Dead Writers party should feature plenty of literary luminaries. Read more ...

Scientists: Nenana Ice Classic indicator of climate change
Anchorage Daily News and Juneau Empire
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Geophysicists are now betting on the Nenana Ice Classic; not for $2.50 a ticket, but as an indicator of climate change in Alaska. Read more ...

Yukon ice breakup betting could help climate researchers
CBC News
Climate change researchers should scourĀ theĀ 110-year-old Dawson City Ice Pool contest records for evidence of global warming, an Alaskan scientist says. Read more ...

Climate and fishing effects on pollock bring international scientists to Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska Report
Alaska's massive schools of pollock are the mainstay of a billion dollar commercial fishery, the largest single-species fishery in the United States. But will this bonanza survive amid continued fishing pressure and warming ocean waters caused by climate change? Read more ...