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UAF in the news: week of March 10, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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UAF skier Korthauer sets record for Nanooks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
After only five hours of sleep, Marius Korthauer nervously awoke early Friday morning with a sore throat. Read more ...

Valuable fish byproducts fuel interest in oils, meal, gelatins and cosmetics
Seward Phoenix Log
Alaska's future fortunes could soon be fueled by another oil boom--and it won't be from crude. Fish oils are the biggest buzz in the bio-products world, said Peter Bechtel, a U.S. Department of Agriculture researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

UAF student researchers prepare to go weightless with NASA
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
It's one big step for Alaska and one big drop for the Alaska Microgravity Team. Read more ...

Hyatt's work off the ice lands honor
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Alaska Nanooks junior left wing Trevor Hyatt was named as one of 11 Central Collegiate Hockey Association players designated as their respective school's 2007-08 Student Athlete of the Year. Read more ...

Psychology professor honored for work on Alaska Natives, boys and education
The Tundra Drums
University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty member Judith Kleinfeld was named this year's recipient of the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. Read more ...

Researcher to document endangered Alaska languages
The Tundra Drums
The traditional languages of Alaska's indigenous people are in danger of dying.
But there is some hope. Read more ...

Links found between two ancient languages
Scripps News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A panel of respected linguists who met in Anchorage recently is hailing new research that links the Old World language of Ket to the sprawling New World family of Na-Dene languages. Read more ...

Huge sea-dinosaur fossil found
"Washington Times
By Jennifer Harper - It's the stuff of movie-matinee nightmares: The remains of the world's largest sea dinosaur have been found, with big, blackened bones jutting from the side of a frozen mountain some 800 miles from the North Pole. Read more ...