The LARS Birthday Bash, which celebrates new baby animals born this spring at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Large Animal Research Station, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Yankovich Road facility.
A dozen Fairbanks-area bands and musical ensembles will perform Thursday evenings throughout this summer at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Georgeson Botanical Garden.
To better understand how food moves through Alaska, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service is working with the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service on a food-mapping project. Mat-Su and Anchorage area farmers, gardeners, restaurant owners, chefs, fishermen and others interested in food distribution are invited to participate in a meeting from 1-4 p.m. May 24 in Room 208 of Kerttula Hall at the Matanuska Experiment Farm.
UAF student Jill Shipman’s film, “Life in Infrared,” will be shown at Decision Theatre North’s First Friday event from 4-7 p.m. May 5 in the West Ridge Research Building Room 010. Shipman is earning a doctorate in volcanology while also studying film and performing arts. Her film won first place in the video/interactive category of the 2017 Visualize This! competition organized by several UAF research development programs. The film and other winners of the data visualization and design competition will be displayed at the First Friday event.
Participants in a five-day training offered in Fairbanks during June will learn how to deliver two health education programs on the self-management of diabetes and of chronic disease. Health professionals or community volunteers who complete the June 12-16 training may offer both six-week programs at hospitals, health centers, social service agencies, senior centers and other community sites.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Wednesday, May 3, with a ceremony re-enacting the moment when the college was created in 1917.
A workshop will review current work to address intergenerational trauma and associated social outcomes through integration of indigenous knowledge and cultural practices from 3-5 p.m. Monday, May 8, as part of the Week of the Arctic.