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UAF in the news: week of Jan. 12, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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UAF students and grads are flying high after Poker Flat rocket's successful launch
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Countless hours spent in the lab, six and half years in development--only five minutes in the air. The University of Alaska Fairbanks' student rocketry program finally launched its payload Saturday at the Poker Flat Research Range. Read more ...

Go For Launch
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Astronaut ranks up there as one of the most popular career choices for 10-year-olds, along with U.S. president and cowboy, but Tess Caswell never gave up the dream. Read more ...

The Straight Edge: Dark times don't overshadow CCHA's Nanooks' bright season
Hockey News
While you're reading this, chances are it's dark in Fairbanks, Alaska. At this time of year, the arctic town sees a scant amount of sunlight, approximately four and a half hours worth per day. Read more ...

Remembering the coldest football game ever played--the 1949 Fairbanks Ice Bowl
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--If local football fans were asked to describe the origins of the game in the Interior, they would probably point to the creation of youth and high school leagues in the 1960s and '70s. Read more ...

Energy think tank publishes new report on causes of global warming
Mainichi Daily News
Who is the real culprit behind global warming? The Japan Society of Energy and Resources (JSER) pits differing views from five researchers -- some who attribute the greenhouse effect to CO2 emitted by human activity and others who express skepticism towards the claim -- against each other in the latest issue of its journal. Read more ...

Native scholars Theresa John and Jordan Lewis are named first Mellon Dissertation Fellows
Indian Country News
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has named two Alaska Native doctoral students as its first Mellon Dissertation Fellows. Read more ...

Giant map brings the world to Alaska students
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Alaska students traveling with Katie Kennedy don't need to bring much, not even their shoes. Read more ...

Fertilizer price follow
Anchorage Daily News
Last week I posted a press release from the UAF School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences warning about a statewide fertilizer shortage due to the Nikiski urea plant closing and a potential 300 to 400 percent increase in fertilizer prices. Read more ...

Alaska and Mr. Alaska face challenges with statehood
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
This is the third installment of a four-part series previewing an upcoming public television documentary, "Mr. Alaska: Bob Bartlett Goes to Washington." Production funding made possible by New York Life and University of Alaska Eight Stars of Gold project. Read more ...

Rediscovered map charts the history of early 20th century Seward Peninsula
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Originally used more as incentive than a reference tool, a rare map from 1899 has been added to the Rasmuson Library's collection. Read more ...