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UAF in the news: week of Sept. 17, 2007

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

09/21/07

Bush salutes sports champs
Miami Herald and other national publications
WASHINGTON -- The men and women's rifle team from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks has earned the distinction of traveling the farthest for a White House ceremony Friday honoring NCAA championship teams. Read more ...

Living in the theater of expression
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Neville Abbott Jacobs has been charged by elephants in Africa, attacked by a walrus while sailing in a skinboat on the Bering Sea, and harassed by a hissing porcupine along a trail near Jumbo Dome. Read more ...

Scientists report severe retreat of arctic ice
New York Times and several other publications
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Sept. 20 — The cap of floating sea ice on the Arctic Ocean, which retreats under summer’s warmth, this year shrank more than one million square miles — or six Californias — below the average minimum area reached in recent decades, scientists reported Thursday. Read more ...

Residents know their rights, but are a bit hazy on the details
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The U.S. Constitution grants many freedoms, including freedom of speech, the right to bear arms and protection from unlawful search and seizure. Read more ...

No eruptions, slowing seismic activity at Pavlof Volcano
KTUU and Anchorage Daily News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Pavlof Volcano appears to be settling down. Read more ...

Ryjil Christianson, ceramic artist
Homer News
How long in Alaska: Christianson was born in Homer in 1979, and raised in Anchorage. She graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in history and several art classes under her belt. Read more ...