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UAF in the news: week of Nov. 2, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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UAF under consideration for special training
"¨The University of Alaska Fairbanks may be educating the next generation of federal intelligence workers. UAF is being considered for selection as a National Intelligence Center for Academic excellence. Read more ...

KUAC makes unusual digital switch
Broadcasting & Cable
After full-power broadcasters ceased analog operations on June 12 and settled into their final digital TV (DTV) assignments, one of the early findings was that stations with VHF channel assignments were experiencing far more reception problems than their UHF counterparts. Read more ...

Barrow is magnet for researchers of climate change, oil
BARROW, Alaska -- Each summer the world's leading climate researchers flock to the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, a local research facility. Read more ...

Juneau's Banghart named state's chief museum curator
Juneau Empire
Bob Banghart of Juneau has been named chief curator of the Alaska State Museums, Education Commissioner Larry LeDoux announced this week. Read more ...

Permafrost's future in Alaska looks poor, but the forecast isn't all bad
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Alaska will probably see most of its surface permafrost vanish by the end of this century, but researchers believe vast areas of frozen soil will remain deeper underground even as air temperatures increase. Read more ...

A bad night in a good box
Capital City Weekly
On a wet, windy, foggy night a few summers ago, Guy Tytgat checked into the loneliest hotel in the Aleutians. His room was four feet wide and five feet tall, made of fiberglass, and perched on the lip of a volcanic crater. Read more ...

The next generation gather at Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit
Eric Lian was 12 years old when he began commercial salmon fishing on his dad's purse seiner in Prince William Sound, Alaska. His dad, Phil, now a veteran of 50 fishing seasons on the sound, urged him not to take up fishing as a livelihood. Working at sea is dangerous, and unpredictable salmon prices make it a boom and bust industry, he said. Those warnings grew especially strong in the years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Read more ...