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UAF in the news: week of June 22, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Garden tea party celebrates Alaska statehood
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--It's tea time once again at the Georgeson Botanical Gardens on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, and this year the theme is "Celebrating Statehood," though it is hardly limited to 1959, the year Alaska became the 49th state. Read more ...

Arctic Region Supercomputing Center hosts weekly tours
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center in Fairbanks is opening its Discovery Lab for public tours every Wednesday at 1 p.m. through August 26. Read more ...

Biologists use deer pellet DNA to estimate deer population size
Scientists have successfully refined a noninvasive technique that extracts DNA from deer droppings and enables wildlife managers to accurately estimate deer and other ungulate population numbers in areas where visual counting of animals isn't feasible. Read more ...

University of Alaska gets $17.7 million grant
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A $17.7 million federal grant to the University of Alaska will help support scientific research, including studies of PCB-eating bacteria and avian flu, a university official said. Read more ...

Mammals to go under the microscope
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The already burgeoning biologist count in Fairbanks spiked early this week. Read more ...

Alaska volcano researcher tracks dangerous ash clouds
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--In Alaska, there are 52 potentially active volcanoes, with Mount Redoubt currently denoted as active. For volcano watchers around the world, this is an exciting thing, the innards of Planet Earth coming to the surface in a rush of ash and lava, a sign that our planet is still reinventing itself. Read more ...

Beluga Nights: a good kind of wailing
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--It's going to be a wail of a good time as the annual Beluga Nights concert series at the University of Alaska Fairbanks kicks off Sunday with Fiddlehead Red. Read more ...