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UAF in the news: week of Dec. 22, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


TVC paramedic program gains national accreditation
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The paramedic program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Tanana Valley Campus is ahead of the curve when it comes to national guidelines. Read more ...

Moosewood Farm Home School students dig in to winter weather
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Trekking out to a frozen pond in temperatures of 40 below in order to collect data demonstrates a real interest in nature. Read more ...

Methane bubbling up from undersea permafrost?
National Geographic
The East Siberian Sea is bubbling with methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, being released from underwater reserves, according to a recent expedition. Read more ...

Arctic greening linked to retreating sea ice
Science Daily
An interdisciplinary group of scientists led by Donald "Skip" Walker of the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has strongly linked sea ice changes to changes in Arctic land-surface temperatures and increased tundra greenness. Read more ...

University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist creates program to map craters
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Some people are star gazers but researcher John Chappelow is looking at craters. Read more ...

UAF students first to receive Mellon fellowships
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Theresa John and Jordan Lewis received more than money when they were named the first recipients of the Mellon Dissertation Fellowship--they also received preparation and opportunity. Read more ...

Editor's note: "UAF in the news" will be on hiatus for the holidays. Look for the New Year's edition on Jan. 9, 2008.