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UAF in the news: week of May 21, 2007

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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The right chemistry
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Gazing out the window of his office on the top floor of the Signers building overlooking the main section of campus, Provost Paul Reichardt reminisced about the way the University of Alaska Fairbanks looked when he first came here 35 years ago. Read more ...

Looking north to Alaskan history, Part 2
Anchorage, Alaska -- When the Museum of the North in Fairbanks expanded, it meant displaying more Alaska artifacts for the public. But even with all that extra space, the vast majority of the museum's collection remains underground. Read more ...

Fairbanksans put their money where their heart is
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
It was a heartfelt Saturday as hundreds of people gathered in downtown Fairbanks for the American Heart Association's annual Heart Walk. Read more ...

Answers from the Arctic
BBC science correspondent David Shukman travelled to the Ayles Ice Island in the Canadian Arctic with cameraman Duncan Stone and scientists Luke Copland of the University of Ottawa and Derek Mueller of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Here are their replies to a selection of readers' questions Read more ...

Science team lands on Ice Island
Some 16km long and 5km wide (10x3 miles), Ayles Ice Island broke away from the Canadian Arctic coast in 2005, but has only recently been identified. Read more ...

Researchers to track movement of Arctic ice island
CBC News
Scientists have placed a beacon on an ice island the size of Manhattan to track its movement through Arctic waters.
Researchers Luke Copland from the University of Ottawa and Derek Mueller from the University of Alaska Fairbanks landed Tuesday on the chunk of ice, according to a BBC news team that accompanied the scientists. Read more ...

Warming ocean: so fish move north
Far North Science and Alaska Report
The warming ocean off Alaska's vast coast has triggered an unprecedented ecological seachange that began in the late 1970s and has continued into the new century. Read more ...

NASA funds universities' new experiments for suborbital flights
NASA has selected four universities to conduct suborbital scientific research that is a new step in reinvigorating the agency's sounding rocket science program Read more ...

Alaska Fairbanks signs pair of swimmers
Swimming World Magazine
The University of Alaska Fairbanks announced the signing of a pair of swimmers for the 2007-08 class. Abbey Jackson of Petersburg, Alaska and Mariya Pavlovskaya of Korolev City, Moscow both committed to becoming Nanooks. Read more ...

Yellowjackets making an early apearance in the Interior
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Anchorage Daily News and Juneau Empire
If you listen closely, you can hear the hum in the woods. They're baaaaaack. Hard as it is to believe, or maybe some of us we just don't want to, it's shaping up to be another bad year for yellowjackets in the Interior. Read more ...

The mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska Range
"ĘThirty-five years ago, an Army helicopter pilot flying over an Alaska tundra plateau saw a group of caribou. Thinking something looked weird, he circled for a closer look. The animals, dozens of them, were dead. Read more ...

Alaska awaits Clemon Johnson
Tallahassee Democrat and KTVA
East Gadsden High teacher Clemon Johnson made a special trip to Wal-Mart on Wednesday night. He was in the market for long johns. Johnson figures he's going to need them for his new job as the head basketball coach at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...