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UAF in the news: week of April 23, 2007

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Rising above the waters
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
JUNEAU—Rynnieva Moss has always been interested in politics. Back in the 1970s, she went to campaign fundraisers and the state Republican convention, and when she was just old enough to vote, she was already a Republican party district chair. Read more ...

Shelton to speak at UAF commencement
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Retired Gen. Henry Hugh Shelton, a former two-term chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Alaska Fairbanks commencement ceremony May 13 at the Carlson Center. Read more ...

Sea lions may be munching on harbor seals
Anchorage Daily News
Steller sea lions that thrash harbor seals to death in their powerful jaws have become surprise suspects in the mysterious harbor seal decline in Southeast Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. Read more ...

TVC offering certificate in power generation
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The University of Alaska Board of Regents, responding to calls from local industry officials, last week approved a new one-year certificate program in power generation at the Tanana Valley Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

Impact of global warming looms on the horizon
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In the 1970s as a young scientist at the Geophysical Institute I wrote passionate letters complaining that for the first time in the geologic era man was changing the atmosphere of the planet. Read more ...

Rural energy costs soaring
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker asked how many people in the standing room-only crowd of the 2007 Alaska Rural Energy Conference were from rural Alaska. Nearly half raised their hands. Read more ...

Invasive weeds workshop scheduled for May 17
Homer News
Julie Riley, a horticulture agent for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will be the keynote speaker for the fifth annual invasive weeds workshop scheduled for May 17 at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer. Read more ...