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UAF in the news: week of Oct. 20, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Native leader's rise against all odds inspires hope
Anchorage Daily News
1908 was the year that the 88 million Americans living at the time heard about a "ball" dropping in New York's Time Square to celebrate the coming of a New Year; it was the first year that Americans would honor their mothers (Mother's Day). Read more ...

Professor named grant director
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)--A University of Alaska Fairbanks professor has been named director of the Alaska Space Grant Program. Read more ...

Trails on UAF campus transition to winter uses
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The trails on the University of Alaska Fairbanks' north campus are now open for skiing, winter walking, snowshoeing, dog walking and biking, according to a news release. Read more ...

No more long blond hair for Nanooks' Hohl
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Alaska Nanooks fans noticed an aerodynamically styled Ryan Hohl at the Carlson Center on Friday night in the game against the Mercyhurst Lakers in the Brice Alaska Goal Rush. Read more ...

Making a decision: Research says, go with your gut
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--My husband decided to marry me in a single evening. We met at a party and danced together. He cut in on my other partners time and again. Read more ...

Archaeologists rethinking history of 1,000-year-old Alaska village
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Present-day findings could change the past of one ancient culture. Read more ...

Interior Alaska illustrators gather for 24-Hour Comics Day
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS-- After 90 minutes of work, local artist Joana Carsimen had drawn an anthropomorphic fox-like creature with something like snakes for hair, but he wasn't sure what to do with it yet. Read more ...

UAF task force to address child care
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Eleven local residents have been appointed by University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers to a task force addressing local child care. Read more ...

Former NASA official: U.S. 'slipping behind' in innovation
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Sean O'Keefe, vice president of General Electric Aviation, spoke at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Tuesday afternoon about the importance of technological innovation in a time when the nation's economy is in crisis mode and emerging nations like China are advancing at a faster rate than the United States. Read more ...

Arctic soil samples reveal climate change clues
Tundra Drums
Scientists took a deeper bite into Alaska, and the soil samples taken may help them assess how much carbon would be released into the atmosphere with small temperature changes. Read more ...

Alaska fishermen can help find ways to conserve fuel
Bristol Bay Times
Alaska fishermen facing record high fuel prices for their boats are taking steps both large and small to improve their bottom line. Read more ...

Fisheries scientists shortage forecast
Bristol Bay Times
The federal departments of Commerce and Education say that U.S. schools are not graduating enough fisheries scientists to meet demand over the next 10 years. Read more ...