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UAF in the news: week of May 12, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

05/16/08

Commencement ceremony honors students from all walks of life
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Their academic quests may have started in uniquely different ways, but they all ended on Sunday in a sea of gold and blue balloons at the University of Alaska Fairbanks commencement ceremony. Read more ...

Graduation is a family affair for two UAF fathers, daughters
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The University of Alaska Fairbanks commencement ceremony takes place on Mother's Day, but a pair of father and daughter graduates are taking center stage. Read more ...

Boreal forests shift north
Science News
For the Arctic, green is the new black. People frequently say "green" to mean "environmentally friendly." But conifer forests--really big greens--encroaching on Arctic tundra threaten to further accelerate warming in the far North. Read more ...

Ferguson tapped as UAF hockey coach
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
For the past four seasons as an assistant coach, Dallas Ferguson sat outside the head hockey coach's office in the Patty Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

Polar-Palooza speakers share 'Stories from a Changing Planet'
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Before Polar-Palooza's "Stories from a Changing Planet," attendees participated in hands-on activities and got their hands on samples of Hot Licks' Permafrost Thaw ice cream. Read more ...

UAF engineers win first place in steel bridge-building competition
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Not only did the University of Alaska Fairbanks Steel Bridge Team make one, they made it look good. Read more ...

18 Alaska artists recognized with grants
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Three local residents and a former Fairbanksan were among 18 Alaska artists receiving awards of $3,000 to $25,000 to pursue artistic endeavors in their chosen fields. Read more ...

Sparrows of Shishmaref sing happily far from their normal range
Seward Phoenix Log
Just in from Shishmaref science teacher Ken Stenek: On this late April day, two house sparrows are singing their little hearts out while perched on the metal roof of the Shishmaref School. Read more ...