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On Saturday night, Sept. 2, Matt Gardine was at home outside Fairbanks playing with his daughter when his phone beeped. As the seismologist on call with the Alaska Earthquake Center, Gardine’s duty was to get information out about detectable earthquakes right after they happen.

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I said goodbye to my final hiking partner today outside a van on the side of a gravel highway. For the remaining 40 miles in my summer hike along the path of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, it will be just Cora and me.

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August, here so soon. And we just passed trans-Alaska oil pipeline milepost 100, which means that distance remains on our summer hike from Valdez to Prudhoe Bay. My dog Cora and I started walking on April 30, which means we’re in our fifth month of sleeping outside.

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The engineer’s stone that sits just west of the Duckering Building will be rededicated at 4 p.m. Friday, July 21, as part of the 2017 Nanook Rendezvous reunion. The stone was created in 1967. In 2013, as construction of the new engineering facility began, Professor Robert Perkins wrote a history of the monument and its … Continue reading Engineer’s stone tells of ‘terrible rumbling and many memos’

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UAF staff contributed 98 pounds of food and $100 to the Fairbanks Community Food Bank’s Bone Builders program during a collection effort in May. The University Advocacy Committee, a committee of UAF Staff Council, organized the effort.

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