In 2007, the largest recorded tundra fire in the Arctic released approximately as much carbon into the atmosphere as the tundra has stored in the previous 50 years.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is hosting free Alaska-themed lectures throughout the summer, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium on the UAF campus.
Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day will take place noon – 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Matanuska Experiment Farm, 1509 S. Georgeson Drive, in Palmer. Ag Day features vendors, exhibits and old-timey games. There will be live animals, milking demonstrations, activities for kids, prize giveaways, tours of research labs and fields, hay wagon rides and live music. The … Continue reading Alaska Agriculture Appreciation Day in Palmer Aug. 11
The fall 2011 UA Press catalog is available online. Find the perfect book by browsing the diverse selection of new, recently published, backlist and distributed titles. To request a copy of the print catalog contact Amy Simpson at email@example.com or 474-5832.
The Alaska-based Grainger team awarded $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarships to process technology students Norman Carlo and Adam Rushing. The program awards financial assistance for tuition and books to second-year students at select community colleges across the country who are earning associates degrees or certificates in an industrial trade. The scholarship also helps launch … Continue reading Grainger awards scholarships for process technology students
An additional sinkhole has developed on the west side of the West Ridge Research Building. Facilities Services is in the process of removing the asphalt and will be collapsing and compacting the sinkhole area today. Facilities Services is looking at alternative repairs to limit costs of these recurring sinkholes. If gravel is left on the … Continue reading Sinkholes develop in WRRB parking lot
UA President Gamble announced the hire of Executive Director of Labor and Employee Relations Don Smith. Chief Human Resources Officer Beth Behner assumed duties of this position during the two years it was left vacant. Smith will begin work Monday, Aug. 1, in the Bragaw Building in Anchorage. More information is available in the Statewide Voice.
Wendy Reman, University of Alaska vice president for university relations, is retiring after four decades of service. Her replacement, Carla Beam, is a longtime public relations professional who will serve as president of the non-profit University of Alaska Foundation in addition to assuming university relations duties. Beam will serve as Redman’s successor effective Aug. 1. … Continue reading Wendy Redman retires