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UAF in the news: week of Jan. 28, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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New exhibit links Japan to Alaskans
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The new exhibit the University of Alaska Museum of the North will focus on an indigenous group of people in northern Japan who demonstrate similarities with Alaska Natives. Read more ...

Alaska marmots trump reality TV
"šOne million dollars or a summer in the hills chasing Alaska marmots? Not many people have to make this choice, but Aren Gunderson is not like most people. Read more ...

Arts scene
Anchorage Daily News
Jim Brashear interacts with clay, shows his work nationally and teaches ceramics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

Pipeline bounty includes long-term permafrost research
"šThe trans-Alaska pipeline was a boon for welders, truck drivers and thousands of others who in the '70s helped string the silver tube across Alaska. A permafrost scientist also saw in the bonanza a great opportunity for science. Read more ...

Forum puts focus on ocean cleanup
Anchorage Daily News
KODIAK -- Alaskans are gathering to plan an all-out war on marine debris that is befouling coastlines from Ketchikan to Barrow. Read more ...

Innovation, culture meet at UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Alongside some of the University of Alaska Fairbanks' musical finest, a Thai free-reed mouth organ and a saxophone that can control a computer will be featured during the UAF New Music Festival. Read more ...

Pamyua puts contemporary spin on indigenous music
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In the Yup'ik Eskimo language, "pamyua" means end or encore. But for the band Pamyua, there is no end on the horizon. Read more ...

Alaska Greenhouse and Nursery Conference teaches how to search for, create garden trends
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Plant and flower growers should act less like farmers and more like salespeople, an industry insider told local growers at a conference Wednesday. Read more ...