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

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Student investors take on uneasy economy
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Dave Barber and students like him at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have been soaking in the economic crisis. Read more ...

Nanooks volleyball squad boasts some tall recruits
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The Alaska Nanooks have taken a big step toward replacing the large volleyball shoes of Korlyn Bolster and Alexa Sherman by signing a pair of 6-footers to National Letters of Intent. Read more ...

Alaska's future tied to gas line, Therriault tells UAF students
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Sen. Gene Therriault is hoping the state turns to natural gas as a bridge to future economic stability in Alaska as oil prices sag and production creeps downward. Read more ...

University of Alaska Fairbanks trail renamed to honor Vierecks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Calypso Trail on the University of Alaska Fairbanks' West Ridge was renamed to honor Les and Teri Viereck. Read more ...

Heating Up: Climate change believed to be driving fish across the border in the Bering Sea
Winston-Salem Journal
DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska--America's biggest catch lands here and at nearby ports every year -- more than 2 billion pounds of Alaskan pollock to feed a global appetite for fish sticks, fast-food sandwiches and imitation crabmeat. Read more ...

With watercolor workshop, Moose Pass becomes colorful
Seward Phoenix Log
The Moose Pass Community Hall became the creative center of the local universe when Nikki Kinne, Fairbanks artist, gave a watercolor workshop Nov. 21-23. Read more ...

Part-time passion for animals brings long-term honor
The Tundra Drums
Henry Springer, 72, has been interested in birds all his life. At age 10, while growing up in Germany, Springer would help a taxidermist around his shop, and he was able to try his hand at taxidermy. Read more ...

Speak, feel, experience Yup'ik culture at new exhibit
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Yup'ik elder Agatha John Shields said when she was in school, she hated science. Not only was it in another language--English instead of her native Yup'ik--but the concepts were also foreign, making no connection between ideas and real life. Read more ...