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UAF in the news: week of July 21, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Scientists at Arctic research station take pulse of the warming Earth
Sacramento Bee
TOOLIK FIELD STATION - Beyond the Arctic Circle, teams of scientists measure widening slumps as ice melts beneath the tundra. They scuff through tussocks blackened by unexpected fires, and search for fish in drought-depleted streams. Read more ...

Alaska a model for renewable energy
Peninsula Clarion
ANCHORAGE -- Energy experts say that Alaska can be -- and in many ways already is -- a model for the rest of the United States in terms of converting to renewable energy Read more ...

Techniques ancient and modern bring ideas to life
Anchorage Daily News
Traditional ink drawings mingle with 3-D computer-generated images at the MTS Gallery this month in an exhibit by Miho Aoki, professor of computer art at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

Summer science in Glacier Bay
Juneau Empire
What gets kids interested in pursuing science? According to Jeff Drake, director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Summer Research Academy, it is fun. Read more ...

Rogers brings strength to UAF chancellor position
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The appointment of Brian Rogers as interim chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a unique opportunity for the university faculty, staff, the community of Fairbanks and the citizens of the state. Read more ...

As Fairbanks energy woes grow, so does list of home weatherization tips
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
With winter creeping closer, building and energy professionals are busy trying to get Fairbanks energy healthy, and some residents are taking matters into their own hands by attacking energy inefficiencies at home. Read more ...

New volcano erupts in Alaska
Kansas City Star
Mount Cleveland, a volcano in the Aleutian Islands about 90 miles west of still-simmering Okmok Caldera, erupted Monday, giving Alaska dueling volcanoes. Read more ...

Aleutian volcanoes remain active
Aleutian islands volcanoes Okmok and Cleveland continue to be active. Read more ...