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UAF in the news: week of June 30, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Conference puts focus on permafrost surface changes, hazards
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--From Goldstream Valley to Mars, the International Conference on Permafrost will leave no frozen patch uncovered. Read more ...

Researchers, politicians converge at permafrost conference
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Hundreds of researchers are in Fairbanks this week to get the real dirt on permafrost. Read more ...

Scientists meet 25 years later for another look at permafrost
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--From research labs to the big screen, climate change is a hot topic. But in Fairbanks 25 years ago, it was only a theory and one of the six themes explored by the International Conference on Permafrost. Read more ...

Ferguson names West, Meisner as assistant coaches
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Lance West stepped from behind the camera and into a full-time coaching role with the Alaska Nanooks hockey team on Friday. Read more ...

Three UAF students chosen as Dean John A. Knauss Fellows
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Three University of Alaska Fairbanks students are among 51 chosen as Dean John A. Knauss Fellows. Read more ...

$700,000 gift to produce more Native Ph.D.s
Cordova Times
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has pledged $700,000 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks over the next five years to provide financial support to students in the dissertation writing phase of their doctoral programs. Read more ...

Four comprise first Nanook Hall of Fame class
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--An Olympic gold medalist, a basketball star, the architect of the school's national champion rifle program and a former player, coach and longtime supporter comprise the inaugural class of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanook Hall of Fame. Read more ...

UAF historian Mangusso rewarded for commitment to education
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The dedication it takes to master the art of teaching can only come from someone with a heart of gold and a platinum sense of humor.
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Try out solar water heating
Capital City Weekly
During the summer of 2006, I did an evaluation to determine why I wasn't seeing the type of savings I expected from the tripling of my wall insulation in my energy-efficient retrofit for my house. Read more ...

Smith to take reins of Nanooks women's basketball program
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Darryl Smith was named the new head coach of the Alaska Nanooks women's basketball team Tuesday morning. Read more ...