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UAF in the news: week of Sept. 8, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Alaska skier earns NCAA Division II honors
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Alaska Nanooks skier Einar Often has been selected as the male winner of the 2008 NCAA Division II Sportsmanship Award, giving the Great Northwest Athletic Conference a sweep of the Division II awards. Read more ...

Local eating isn't easy: Fairbanks professor wants to improve Alaska food security"¨
Juneau Empire
It was a dark and rainy summer. Southeast gardeners suffered. Read more ...

Fairbanks tour guide finds niche in gay, lesbian market
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Our basecamp among the fireweed of Bulldog Cove was right out of an Alaska postcard. Read more ...

Alaska Nanooks women set basketball schedule
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A year ago, the Alaska Nanooks women's basketball team stormed out of the gate with a 7-1 preseason record, but limped home with a 5-13 mark in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Read more ...

Fairbanks woman assists those who suffer from fetal alcohol disorders
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Maureen Harwood keeps a picture at work. In it, a 4-year-old boy sits on her knee. Harwood steadies his waist with her right hand. He wears a big, open smile. His eyes are thin and dark, and his frame is small. Read more ...

Museum design wins national architecture award
The Northern Light
The University of Alaska Museum of the North continues to garner national and international acclaim for its architectural design. Read more ...

Feral cattle isolated and genetically distinct
Agricultural Research Service
Feral cattle on Alaska's Chirikof Island are genetically distinct from commercial breeds raised in the United States. Read more ...

Program gives district's employees a chance to become teachers
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A Fairbanks North Star Borough School District program is giving employees the chance to head back to the classroom and giving the school district a way to defend against teacher turnover. Read more ...

Volcanologists step on familiar but different ground
"¨Jessica Larsen knows an island in Alaska's Aleutian Chain so well that you could drop her off blindfolded anywhere on its eastern lobe and she'd know where she is. But today you'd have to give her a few minutes to study the horizon, since ash a few feet thick now covers part of Umnak Island. Read more ...