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UAF in the news: week of June 16, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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UAF professor and students travel to Barrow for 10 days of movie magic
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Barrow isn't as well-known in the filmmaking world as New York City or Los Angeles, but for 10 days in May, assistant professor Maya Salganek and University of Alaska Fairbanks students ran a film school in the northern village to make a documentary about sea ice research. Read more ...

The free software from Google gives scientists a new world view
Crunching massive, geographical data visualizations used to require expensive mapping software and powerful computers. Read more ...

University, community addressing student debt
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Higher education--with its emphasis on "investing in your future"--is taking on a new meaning as more and more college students are graduating with some form of student debt. Read more ...

Innovative program puts reindeer in hands of 4-H students
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Schmitz family is taking care of steer, sheep and turkeys, and soon they will be adding another animal to their brood. Read more ...

Ask yourself: What is TransCanada's angle?
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In chess, when you have the advantage, simplify by reducing the number of men on the table; when you are losing, complicate the game by keeping pieces in play. Read more ...

Susan Butcher leadership program created at University of Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The University of Alaska Fairbanks plans to help more than just enrolled students by creating the Susan Butcher Institute. Read more ...

Fairbanks gardeners say they're being bugged by fewer bugs this summer
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The bright mosaic of roses, peonies, columbine and aspen at the Georgeson Botanical Gardens on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus normally crawls with bugs, but this year, not as many as usual. Read more ...

Five Alaska women's basketball finalists begin interviews
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--University of Alaska Fairbanks assistant athletic director Pamm Hubbard announced Tuesday that there are five finalists for the vacant women's basketball coaching position and on-campus interviews will begin today. Read more ...

Water key in predicting effects of climate change in Alaska
Cordova Times
Alaskans rely on waters in many ways. Surface waters meet domestic needs such as drinking, cooking, and cleaning as well as subsistence and industrial demands. Read more ...

Pinpointing student success rests on academic, personal factors
Tundra Drums
What is student success? Is success knowing one's culture and language? Is it having a strong Yup'ik identity? Is success being able to pass standardized exams? Or is success being able to succeed in the modern world? Read more ...

Thoreau meets veteran bird scientist on Cooper Island
Arctic Sounder
As June began in Barrow, more and more birds were scheduled to arrive from their spring migration northward, including the black guillemots, a shorebird that has been studied by bird scientist George Divoky of the University of Alaska Fairbanks each summer for more than 30 years. Read more ...

Common-sense tips for improving vehicle's gas mileage
Anchorage Daily News
Feeling queasy when you pass a gas station price marquee? Read more ...

Former Fairbanks reporter, teacher tries hand at novel
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A familiar face has returned to Fairbanks, in town to promote his first book, "Just Enuf To Get By," which he says offers some reading folks in Fairbanks can relate to. Read more ...

Author speaks about masculinity in the new millennium
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- What does it mean to be a man? That is the question Dr. Michael Kimmel, sociologist, author and lecturer, asks of his audiences when he visits various areas of the country to talk about his research on masculinity. Read more ...

Unlocking secrets of the tides begins with test run
Bristol Bay Times
The Sea Spider sat under 20 feet of water off a stretch of Kanakanak Beach in Nushagak Bay during its test run. Read more ...