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UAF in the news: Week of Oct. 30, 2006

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Hibernating squirrels' secrets could solve medical mysteries
Kansas City InfoZine, Scripps News and other national publications
Hibernating Arctic ground squirrels may guide scientists to new treatments for battlefield injuries, strokes and cancer. Read more ...

Lectures bring Pulitzer winner, education activist to Fairbanks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Fairbanks-area residents have two opportunities tonight to hear from award-winning writers. Read more ...

Open Space
Alaska Magazine
"I hesitate to go back to places," George Schaller said, "because I'm afraid they will change." Read more ...

Nanooks captains make academic team
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Juniors Jenna Jones and Jessica King are co-captains for the Alaska Nanooks, and Thursday they were each named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Academic Team for the second straight year. Read more ...

When the aurora clashes with cabs
"As one of the aurora forecasters at the Geophysical Institute located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, Charles Deehr has emailed people around the world who want to know when the northern lights will appear above their heads. Read more ...

UA asking for budget of more than $1 billion
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Anchorage Daily News
University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton is asking the board of regents to approve an operating and capital budget totaling $1.27 billion. Read more ...

Alaskan fiddling poet performs in Clara M. Eagle Gallery
The Murray State News
The department of English and philosophy has added a little spice to its reading series by inviting a fiddling poet to campus. Read more ...

Inequality in education
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Women employed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on average earn about 83 cents for every dollar their male colleagues earn. That is only one of the findings in a report released last year by the UAF Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women. It's only one of the inequalities that committee members and the university's administration are working to change. Read more ...

Governor candidates visit Fairbanks, UAF
Sun Star
Two gubernatorial debates last week gave Fairbanks residents a glimpse of who to vote for on Nov. 7. Read more ...

Reed grew, prospered alongside Anchorage
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Frank Reed is a walking history book on Anchorage's past. Read more ...

UAF rifle team defeats Naval Academy
Sun Star
The Nanook rifle team proved its national champion status with a 4,651 to 4,583 trouncing of the Naval Academy Midshipmen on Saturday. Read more ...