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UAF in the news: week of March 24, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


'Bash' is one sweet fundraiser
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Chocoholics, rejoice. After a long, dark winter, relief is on the way. Read more ...

UAF chancellor looking for a new job
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Steve Jones formally announced Monday that he is looking for a new job. Read more ...

Museum of the North director Jonaitis to retire in November
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Aldona Jonaitis is giving herself a pretty fantastic birthday present this year. Read more ...

On the long trail to permafrost
Anchorage Daily News
STEBBINS - "There's no permafrost here, like there was none in Emmonak," Kenji Yoshikawa said earlier today, when he was in the village of Kotlik. "Isn't that interesting?" Read more ...

The 'can it?' vs. 'should it?' debate heats up offshore drilling
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Another round in the debate over exploration for oil and gas in the North Aleutian Basin began March 18, with opponents asking if it should be allowed, while others discussed how exploration and fisheries could possibly co-exist. Read more ...

Industry, conservation reps discuss Bristol Bay drilling
Kodiak Daily Mirror
Attendees at a Friday morning workshop at ComFish heard a proposal for oil and gas development in the North Aleutian Basin and asked questions of various organizations. Read more ...

Dog fur reveals mercury pollution
A sled dog's thick fur coat may do more than protect it from inclement weather: Scientists say it can be used to detect mercury contamination in the environment - and possibly even in humans. Read more ...

In the money: UAF's Hubbard lands grant
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Pamm Hubbard has landed the University of Alaska Fairbanks athletic department a unique grant that comes with several other bonuses--it paves the way for a promotion and saves the university money by paying for part of her salary and benefits. Read more ...

Garden 'weeds' are actually cheap, tasty eats
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Here is how you cut food costs, eat locally grown vegetables and harvest without having a garden: Open up your front door and walk out to your lawn. Read more ...

Alaska Linck, legislator and territorial pioneer, dies at 97
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
One of the last remaining daughters of the Gold Rush, Alaska Stewart Linck, died Sunday evening at her home in Fairbanks. She was 97. Read more ...

What research would you prioritize?
Dutch Harbor Fisherman
Here it is, finally, a chance to determine where your tax dollars are spent. Alaska Sea Grant, an organization whose focus lies in marine education, outreach and research, is interested in identifying and prioritizing research and information needs to improve resource management along the Aleutian Islands. Read more ...