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UAF in the news: week of July 28, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


Alaska's Changing Climate
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Alaska is changing. It's getting warmer, and that warming is affecting plants and animals, landscapes, and the people who live here. Read more ...

Aquatic robots make a splash at UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The guppy floating in the pool at the University of Alaska might be pregnant, but it can jump, haul cargo and zip through an obstacle course. Read more ...

UAF professor's work laced with impersonal imagery
Anchorage Daily News
We live in an increasingly impersonal world. When we need help, we get voice recordings. Read more ...

Gardeners, farmers feel effects of cool summer
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Like many people in Fairbanks, farmers have felt a chill in the air. Read more ...

Researchers investigate tundra's steady awakening
Kanses City Star
TOOLIK LAKE, Alaska--Ground here that for tens of thousands of years was frozen solid is terra firma no more.Read more ...

Pristine Arctic lakes are natural laboratories
Baltimore Sun
TOOLIK LAKE, Alaska - Scientist Anne Hershey paddled a small inflatable raft across an Arctic lake, pausing in her stroke to consider how the melting permafrost caused a landslide of mud and sediment spilling down the bank into the water. Read more ...

Scientists at Arctic research station take pulse of the warming Earth
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
TOOLIK FIELD STATION, Alaska--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 ...

Food, music combine in exploration of Jewish cuisine
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS-- "This is a very earthy, comfort type of food, homegrown types of things. It will put meat on your bones," Millie Johnson said of the food she was raised on: Jewish cuisine. Read more ...

Scholarship honors Keller for his service
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Dr. Cary Keller repaired Ryan Muspratt's severely-injured knee two years ago. Read more ...

Carroll to lead College of Rural and Community Development
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS-- Jennifer Carroll has been appointed acting vice chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Rural and Community Development. Read more ...

Program helps teachers STEP up their science knowledge
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS-- The Science Teacher Education Program's grant ends this year, but the program will continue to help Alaska teachers. Read more ...