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UAF in the news: week of March 30, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Study: university construction in Fairbanks benefits Southcentral
Alaska Journal of Commerce
When a major building is constructed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, the economic impacts of its construction are felt in Anchorage as well as Fairbanks, a study by McDowell Group has found.
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Museum of the North announces director finalists
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Four applicants are finalists for the position of director at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, according to a committee leading the search for a new director. Read more ...

Paralegal program reapproved at UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The American Bar Association recently re-approved the paralegal studies program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Tanana Valley Campus. Read more ...

Jindal may not like volcano monitoring, but this Republican does
McClatchy News
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said Monday she'll introduce legislation this week to establish regular funding for the Alaska Volcano Observatory, just one month after fellow Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized the stimulus bill pushed by President Barack Obama for containing spending for volcano monitoring. Read more ...

NPR quiz show is coming back to Fairbanks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Judging from the radio broadcast still available at www.notmuch.com, many Fairbanksans are well acquainted with the popular National Public Radio quiz show, "Whad'ya Know? Read more ...

Arctic meltdown is a threat to humanity
I am shocked, truly shocked," says Katey Walter, an ecologist at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. "I was in Siberia a few weeks ago, and I am now just back in from the field in Alaska. The permafrost is melting fast all over the Arctic, lakes are forming everywhere and methane is bubbling up out of them." Read more ...

Alaskans brace for complications from volcano ash
After months of rumblings, Mount Redoubt in Alaska is erupting. The volcano is sending plumes of ash as high as 9 miles into the sky, and scientists say the explosions could go on for weeks. Read more ...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner honored with Alaska Press Club awards
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner received the Public Service Award from the Alaska Press Club on Saturday for its investigative series "Decade of Doubt." Read more ...

Plastics added to UAF recycle list
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A student group is recycling plastics. The Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks already recycled aluminum, toner cartridges and a few other items. Read more ...

Governor makes UA regents appointment
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Sarah Palin has appointed Ashton Compton to the University of Alaska Board of Regents. Read more ...

4-H ATV programs build youth leadership
The Tundra Drums
Kenny Lake teens in the Copper River Valley started the first all-terrain vehicle club through 4-H in the summer of 2007, and it's now going to be an opportunity for Bethel teens. Read more ...

See Fairbanks, past, present and future at RENEW exhibit
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Fairbanks--From the earliest days when E.T. Barnette stepped off a riverboat on the banks of the Chena River and set up shop, Fairbanks, like any city, has constantly been changing and remaking itself, recreating its image to fit the contemporary style of the time. Read more ...