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UAF in the news: week of Nov. 17, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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UAF production engages, provokes
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The production of "Laramie Project," a play by award winning director and writer Moisés Kaufman and presented locally by the Theatre Department of University of Alaska-Fairbanks at Salisbury Theatre, was filled with energy and brilliant acting. Read more ...

Filmmaker takes on ethical eating in Alaska
Alaska Star
SITKA, Alaska--Ellen Frankenstein won't say whether was able to pull the trigger and shoot a deer. Read more ...

Missile defense site bolsters economy
Anchorage Daily News
A new study says missile defense operations in Alaska last year had an economic impact of $246 million. Read more ...

Canada's highest point seems to be higher, new readings say
Canada's highest point - the ice-covered peak of Yukon's soaring Mount Logan - may be due for an official re-measurement after an American researcher on a neighbourly flyby took readings that suggest this country's superlative summit has experienced a growth spurt. Read more ...

Alaska colleges don't join drinking-age debate
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--University presidents in more than half the states have signed a petition calling for a debate about the legal drinking age. Read more ...

UAF to bring digital planetarium to rural Alaska
Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Museum of the North are joining forces to bring rural Alaska its first digital planetarium. Read more ...

When studying in Alaska, it's more than a fair deal for Pune students
Express India
Domiciled in Pune will now mean 66 per cent concession in the tuition fees for under-graduate and 50 per cent for post-graduate courses at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), a state university of USA. Read more ...

Alaska fishermen netted by high fuel costs take steps both easy and drastic
"¨When Alaska diesel fuel prices surged passed $5 a gallon this past summer, commercial fishermen fished less, skipped openings, fished closer to home, and in some cases quit fishing before the season ended, all in an effort to save money on fuel. Read more ...

Alaskans' vitamin D production slows to a halt
Alaska Report
Interested people are needed to participate in a one-year study to assess the effects of long dark winters on the vitamin D and calcium levels of Fairbanks residents. Read more ...

Alaskans honored for making charity a priority
Tundra Drums
Last week, the Alaska Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals joined other chapters around the country in honoring charitable efforts in their communities. Read more ...