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UAF in the news: week of June 2, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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'Fun Fest' gives kids a hands-on look at UA Museum
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The University of Alaska's Museum of the North is once again embracing the concept of a museum--appreciating history and learning about its elements and beauty--with its popular TOTE Family Fun Fest this Sunday. Read more ...

Seed savers
Anchorage Daily News
PALMER -- On Feb. 26, the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen became the site of what some have referred to as the Doomsday Seed Vault, where the fate of global agriculture chills out. Read more ...

UAF hosting plenty of cheap entertainment this summer
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The news of $4 per-gallon gas has many people asking, "What will we do, or what can we afford to do, this summer for fun?"¯ Read more ...

Let's get energy assistance right the first time
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Ah, fuel oil and energy costs. What an amazing change has happened during the past year. Hold on to the handrails! I am pretty sure more is in store for us in the Interior. It was a great idea to put $300 million dollars into making our homes our best defense and refuge from the oil price explosion (just today soaring to $134 a barrel.) Read more ...

Three Alaska writers are conference presenters
Anchorage Daily News
The Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference began as an experiment, an exploration, maybe even a hope, and quickly grew into an array of workshops, dialogues and readings that turn the Homer Spit into a literary haven every June. Read more ...

Lebanon County woman makes Olympic team
Jaime Beyerle plans to bring home an Olympic medal from Beijing. Beyerle, 24, a graduate of Cedar Crest High School, placed first in the Olympic trials for shooting May 20-22, giving her one of two spots on the U.S. rifle team. Read more ...

Microgravity team returns from NASA
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Alaska Microgravity Team from the University of Alaska Fairbanks is already looking forward to its next trip on the "vomit comet."¯ Read more ...

Ferguson seeking assistants
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Head coach Dallas Ferguson won't be the only new face this season on the Alaska Nanooks coaching staff. Read more ...

Lodge owner, cookbook author looks locally for cooking inspiration
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Living "Within The Wild"¯ has been a challenge and an adventure for Alaska chef, author and lodge owner Kirsten Dixon. Read more ...

NCAA: Alaska's Korthauer, Jerome earn CCSA awards
In a unanimous vote, the Central Collegiate Ski Association coaches named Marius Korthauer of Alaska-Fairbanks the NCAA Central Region Male Skier of the Year, and also honored Korthauer's coach, Scott Jerome, as the region's Coach of the Year for men's skiing. Read more ...

Field of 10 vie for Alaska women's job
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The field is narrowed and the calls have started as the search for the next Alaska women's basketball head coach continues. Read more ...

Balloon makes 18-vertical-mile flight
The Alaska Space Grant Program and the Arctic Amateur Radio Club say a high-altitude balloon they launched reached an altitude of 95,327 feet last month. Read more ...

Giant dam not responsible for large earthquake
"ØAbout nine years ago, I wrote in this column how the National Aeronautics and Space Administration funded two University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists to examine whether the pooling of water behind the massive Three Gorges Dam in China might cause earthquakes. Read more ...

Alaska Book Festival brings state's authors to Fairbanks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The written word can be a magical thing, and should be celebrated. Especially, University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions director Michelle Bartlett said, when it is used to entail the Great Land of Alaska. Read more ...