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UAF in the news: week of May 5, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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UAF researchers participate in Climate Change College
Climate change college online
Several researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently worked in the field with ambassadors from the 2008 Ben & Jerry's Climate Change College. Their excursions are documented on the ambassadors' blogs. Read more ...

Fairbanksans tapped for group studying Alaska climate change
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The state's Climate Change Sub-Cabinet has picked more than 100 people from around the state, including a number from Fairbanks, to help shape strategies for dealing with, and taking steps to help curb, global warming. Read more ...

Baby boom seen for red king crab hatchery
Twelve egg-bearing adult king crab have caused a baby boom at the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery in Alaska, after hatching several million red king crab larvae. Read more ...

UAF student helps Fairbanks police track down suspected burglars
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A couple suspected of breaking into more than a dozen cars in Fairbanks and Anchorage might still be on the loose if not for Amanda Mortenson. Read more ...

Song of the Earth
New Yorker
On a recent trip to the Alaskan interior, I didn't get to see the aurora borealis, but I did, in a way, hear it. At the Museum of the North, on the grounds of the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, the composer John Luther Adams has created a sound-and-light installation called "The Place Where You Go to Listen"--a kind of infinite musical work that is controlled by natural events occurring in real time. Read more ...

Glavinovich learned about gold mining on the beaches of old Nome
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Today, with gold hovering at $1,000 an ounce, Paul Glavinovich, son of a former manager of Nome's gold dredges, remembered Nome's historic treasure-scooping boats, cousins to the Fairbanks dredges. Read more ...

Peggy Shumaker's "Just Breathe Normally"
New West
Peggy Shumaker is an English professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the author of several books of poetry, including Blaze and Underground Rivers. Read more ...

UAF chancellor takes position at Ohio's Urbana University
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Steve Jones announced Monday that he's leaving "America's Arctic University" for the greener pastures of Ohio. Read more ...

UAF graduate student recreates Gruening Building in Lego form
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
You might say that Ty Keltner is a real blockhead. After more than a year of building, the MBA student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks recently completed a massive Lego replica of the campus's Gruening Building. Read more ...

Ferguson, Patrick named Nanooks' hockey finalists
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Current assistant coach Dallas Ferguson, and Wisconsin assistant coach Kevin Patrick have been named finalists for the vacant University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey coaching position. Read more ...

Divided by 'Weapons'
Anchorage Daily News
In Da-ka-xeen Mehner's latest show at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation, he uses dagger and mask forms from Tlingit culture to explore the challenges and identities of a man balancing cultures, lifestyles and more. Read more ...