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UAF in the news: week of Aug. 11, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

08/15/08

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Matt Emmons
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Former University of Alaska Fairbanks shooter wins silver at Olympics
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Matt Emmons battled Beijing's wind and has now joined his rifle-shooting wife as a medalist at the Beijing Olympics. Read more ...

GCI gives $30 million in broadband to University of Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The University of Alaska didn't receive the gift of knowledge but communications company GCI did give the university the ability to share knowledge. Read more ...

China's bad air affects Alaska
Peninsula Clarion
As Beijing celebrates opening ceremonies of the 29th Olympiad, China's chronic and dangerous smog problems have raised serious health concerns among athletes. Read more ...

Local takes shot at another gold
South Jersey News
For a man whose sport demands steady hands, Matt Emmons has had a bumpy Olympic experience. Read more ...

Beached carcass may be thing of legends
Seward Phoenix Log
Residents from a Western Alaska island are turning to Cup'ig lore and the expertise of scientists to identify the strange remains of an animal coughed up by the Bering Sea. Read more ...

Federal biologists narrowly escape erupting Alaskan volcanic island
Fox News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska--Two federal biologists were rescued from a volcanic island just before it emitted a 35-thousand foot ash plume. Read more ...

Nanooks sign swimmer from Spain
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Maria del Mar Brunet Guasp, a seven-time national champion swimmer from Spain, signed a National Letter of Intent with the Alaska Nanooks, according to a University of Alaska Fairbanks press release on Friday. Read more ...

Energy-efficient windows offer more than a view
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- A few days ago, I received a phone call from a remodeling contractor who was concerned that quite a number of Fairbanks residents were buying cheap slider-type windows from one of the newer building supply stores. He suggested that we issue a consumer warning on this issue. Read more ...

Parliamentarians address health issues during UAF conference
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--An important key to human health in the Arctic lies in a syringe. Read more ...

Herrick cruises to crown in Pennock Island Challenge
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--While most scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are elbow deep in research over the summer, Dr. Robbie Herrick of the Geophysical Institute was out training for the notorious distance swim race in Ketchikan.
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Tiny Aleutian island has big impact
Alaska Report
An island smaller than Alaska's largest airport has frustrated thousands of people trying to get into or out of Alaska. Kasatochi volcano is one of three volcanoes rumbling in the central Aleutians in August 2008, along with Mount Cleveland and Okmok. Read more ...

Alaskans get something to talk about--themselves
Tundra Drums
Imagine recording a 40-minute conversation with a person you love or find fascinating and having it archived at the U.S. Library of Congress for future generations, perhaps your own great-great-great grandchildren, to listen to. Read more ...

Sharpton picked for Arctic Research Commission
KTUU
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The vice chancellor for research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been named to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. Read more ...