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UAF in the news: week of May 26, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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World-class marksman
Denver Post
Don't let the wheels fool you. Life's been good to Dan Jordan. "After I got hurt, I knew there was still a future in shooting," said one of the world's top riflemen, in a wheelchair or otherwise. Read more ...

New device gauges potential for alternative energy from tides
Bristol Bay Times
Coming soon to an ocean floor near you: A fancy gizmo designed to detect energy-generating potential. Read more ...

Film documenting revival of Alutiiq dance debuts in Kodiak
Kodiak Daily Mirror
This weekend marks the premiere of a new documentary that celebrates the Alutiiq culture through dance. Read more ...

Raising mosquitoes in the name of science
Alaska Report
Alison Triebenbach is probably the only person in Alaska with the "Manual for Mosquito Rearing" on her bookshelf. Read more ...

Professor's essay will appear in social textbook
Tundra Drums
A funny thing happened to Diane McEachern as she studied the textbook she'll be teaching with during the summer's Human Services Associate of Applied Science cohort program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

Simpson documents her inner journey as an Alaska explorer
Juneau Empire
Can a middle-aged woman be an explorer? Author Sherry Simpson asked herself this question for her new book "The Accidental Explorer: Wayfinding in Alaska." Read more ...

Brave new gallery
Anchorage Daily News
At the gallery opening May 12, art lovers sipped wine and munched on chips and salsa. They soaked in a black-and-white winterscape by Anchorage photographer Hal Gage and read about Ron Senungetuk's beginnings as a young artist at the Bureau of Indian Affairs school in Sitka. Read more ...

UAF teams raise $37,000 for healthy hearts
The Northern Light
FAIRBANKS - University of Alaska Fairbanks teams, led by Judy Jones and Marianne Freelong, strode past their goal and raised more than $37,000 for the American Heart Association Saturday during the 2008 Fairbanks Heart Walk. Read more ...