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UAF in the news: week of Feb. 8, 2010

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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University of Alaska Museum of the North reveals depth of its collections
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS - It takes an entire community to build a museum. In its latest exhibit, the University of Alaska Museum of the North will pay homage to the philanthropy, both locally and abroad, that helps build the museum's national and international reputation and supports the growth of its cultural and scientific collections. Read more ...
Marinette Marine inks $123M contract
FOX 11
Marinette Marine inked a $123 million contract Friday to build a research vessel for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...
The pricetag for a melting arctic - $2.4 trillion
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
In a report released by the Pew Environment Group, two senior scientists put at $2.4 trillion - yes, trillion - costs that will be incurred if a melting Arctic loses its ability to cool the Earth's climate. Read more ...
Cooperative Extension Service surveys Alaskans
Juneau Empire
FAIRBANKS--The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service is looking for opinions from state residents to aid in long-range planning of programs and services. Read more ...
UAF crime declining because of 'good kids'
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Crime at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been going down for the past two years, but the chief of campus police said he has no idea what's behind the decline. Read more ...
UAF study shows high school boys have unrealistic goals, girls more grounded
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A recent education survey that included local high school seniors reports many boys have unrealistic goals for their future, especially compared to the more grounded girls in their classes. Read more ...
The boys from Alaska
McCook Gazette
A few years ago my wife, Jean and I had the good fortune to attend a Health Seminar in California. It was an informative week. We learned a great deal about what makes us tick, and how to care for our health. But the most interesting part of the trip turned out to be the people we met, ate with, and talked with at the seminar. Read more ...
Bobby Sheldon's historic 1905 car rides again
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
One of the most important cars in Alaska history, built out of odds and ends,  is set to roll across town Tuesday afternoon in a heated van. Read more ...
UAF begins new student fee to promote sustainability
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A new $20 fee appeared on University of Alaska Fairbanks students' records in January to promote sustainability on campus. Read more ...
Longtime UAF dean Gerald Mohatt dies at 69

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Described by many as a wonderful teacher, model administrator, innovator and visionary who was passionate about his family and his work, Gerald "Jerry" Mohatt, 69, director of the Center for Alaska Native Health Research, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning surrounded by his family at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Read more ...
TVC director named new provost in Juneau
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Rick Caulfield is departing the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Tanana Valley Campus to become the new provost at the University of Alaska Southeast. Read more ...