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UAF in the news: week of Feb. 25, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

02/29/08

Chasing my wildest dreams--and ground squirrels
Sterling Journal Advocate
FAIRBANKS, Alaska--As a child, I had an insatiable curiosity about nature. I asked questions and explored, but I didn't understand how to find the answers until I understood the scientific method. Read more ...

UAF gets $1.2 million to record Native languages
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been awarded $1.2 million by the National Science Foundation to document the endangered languages of Alaska and other areas of the Arctic. Read more ...

Fast answers, fast minds
Cordova Times
Teams from Cordova High School and the Prince William Sound Science Center placed third and 11th in the Alaska National Ocean Sciences Tsunami Bowl in Seward held on Feb. 9. Read more ...

'The Climate of Alaska' packed with fun facts for weather nerds
Cordova Times
If you like gardening, you might scratch Barrow off your list of places to live.
Alaska's farthest north town experiences about 10 frost-free days each year. Also, you would have trouble watering your plants there, especially in 1934, when an Alaska-record low 1.4 inches of precipitation fell--all year. Read more ...

Johnson gets nod to lead Alaska men
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Since becoming Alaska's interim head coach, Clemon Johnson has been hitting the recruiting trail hard, looking to improve the team. Now he knows he'll get the benefits of that hard work. Read more ...

Warm weather tempts Interior butterfly
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A colorful harbinger of summer made an early appearance Wednesday in Delta Junction. Read more ...

Fifty-year-old science booklet waxes eloquent
SITNews
"ĻIn 1958, Paul Newman married Joanne Woodward, the U.S. launched its first satellite, Ted Williams signed with the Red Sox for $135,000, Alaska became the 49th state, and Frank Zappa graduated from a California high school. Read more ...

Arctic seals vulnerable to fast pace of change
Earth & Sky
Scientists at work in the Arctic say the pace of change there is now so rapid that some creatures might not be able to adapt. Read more ...

Native arts festival starts in Fairbanks
KTUU
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The 35th annual Festival of Native Arts is being held in Fairbanks. Read more ...

Prehistoric sea 'Monster' uncovered in Arctic
Far North Science and Alaska Report
Forget Jurassic Park and those cuddly velociraptors. For a real prehistoric nightmare, check out what an international team of scientists unearthed last year in the far north Atlantic island group of Svalbard. Read more ...

Author of Alaska-themed books to visit Barrow
The Arctic Sounder
Author Lael Morgan will pay a visit to Ilisagvik College and Tuzzy Consortium Library in Barrow, Monday and Tuesday, March 3-4. Read more ...