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UAF in the news: week of May 14, 2007

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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A long time coming: UAF graduation
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
With shout-outs and flashbulbs punctuating the Carlson Center on Sunday, The University of Alaska Fairbanks conferred 1,234 degrees to 1,185 students during its 85th commencement Sunday. Read more ...

Double-duty decor
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
When the 650 or so University of Alaska Fairbanks graduates walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at commencement today, they will be greeted by Chancellor Steve Jones, UA President Mark Hamilton and thousands upon thousands of flowers. Read more ...

Art worth chewing on
Anchorage Daily News
A Twinkie can sate the sweet tooth, but it takes a full range of food groups to sustain a life. Everyone knows that. Read more ...

Then, now and for the future
Tacoma News Tribune
Tacoma, we’ve got your dirty pictures. Remember the ones from the 1970s, when you weren’t looking so hot? A citizen group called Tacoma Then and Now does. And its members are determined to show how the city has cleaned up since then. Read more ...

Finalists named for Alaska hockey job
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Current Alaska Nanooks assistant coach Wade Klippenstein is among four finalists announced Friday for the head coaching vacancy of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association program. Read more ...

UAF announces Top of the World Classic teams
The University of Alaska Fairbanks says it has filled out the playing field for its annual men's basketball tournament, the 2007 BP Top of the World Classic. Read more ...

Four shooters named to GNAC at-large academic team
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The 2007 NCAA Champion Alaska Nanooks rifle team had four student-athletes named to the Great Northwest Athletic Association's At-Large Academic Team Wednesday. Read more ...

Scientists to take driftwood expedition this summer
"ĘThe Thule people who lived in the High Arctic 1,000 years ago left behind spruce carvings that intrigue archaeologist Claire Alix because the Thule lived hundreds of miles from the nearest living tree. Their only source of wood was what drifted in from places unknown. Read more ...

Looking north to Alaskan history
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska isn't particularly known for its architecture. But, workers in Fairbanks are putting the final touches on a building that is arguably the most unique in the state.
The building is so unique that it's getting national and international attention and putting the University of Alaska Fairbanks on the map. Read more ...

Bush commissions Fairbanks native
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Timothy Chrisman said being commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army carries with it a sobering weight. Read more ...

Mission to Ice Island
Our science correspondent David Shukman is on his way to a new geographical feature in the Far North - an island of ice, seen by many scientists as one of the most dramatic signs of warming in the Arctic. Follow his journey on this page. Read more ...