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UAF in the news: Week of Jan. 8, 2007

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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01/12/07

Sea Grant program scores big
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A federal review panel has judged the Alaska Sea Grant College Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks as among the nation’s best marine research, education, and extension programs. The high marks the program received during its five-year program review could result in increased federal funding. Read more ...

Summit trains next generation fishermen
Kodiak Daily Mirror
The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is paving the way for the next generation of fishermen with a summit to be held at Anchorage’s Hotel Captain Cook on Jan. 25-26. Read more ...

Gore urges scientists to speak out on climate crisis
Anchorage Daily News
SAN FRANCISCO -- Six years removed from one of the most crushing losses in America's political history, Al Gore has a new gig. Read more ...

Mixing up the races
Anchorage Daily News
Andrei Jacobs' father is Yup'ik. His mother is black. Make him pick a race on a government form and he will check the box that says "Alaska Native." Read more ...

Poker Flat has full house ready to launch
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Anchorage Daily News, KTVA
If weather and aurora conditions cooperate, five research rockets will be launched from the Poker Flat Research Range during January. Read more ...

UAF graduate to head mining giant
Anchorage Daily News
University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate Tom Albanese has been appointed chief executive of London-based Rio Tinto PLC, one of the world's largest mining companies. Read more ...

Friends, colleagues remember Washburn as a pioneer of Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Bradford Washburn never lived in Alaska, but he was a pioneer Alaska mountaineer, photographer and cartographer and an inspiration not only to the scientific community but also to those seeking to experience the adventure, beauty and majesty of mountains. Read more ...