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UAF in the news: week of Aug. 18, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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UAF student monitors health of local waterways
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Most people carry a spare tire or a tool kit in their trunk. La'Ona DeWilde's is filled with assorted containers of river water, rain boots and a water-quality meter that is worth more than her car. Read more ...

Sen. Murkowski assesses Arctic conference at UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Sen. Lisa Murkowski assessed the Eighth Conference of Arctic Parliamentarians on Thursday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

Honor students named at UAF
Cordova Times
Naomi Morris, Cordova High School graduate 2006, and Kimberly Collins, Cordova High School graduate, 2005, have made the deans' list for the spring 2008 semester. Read more ...

Railroad researches impact of herbicides
Seward Phoenix Log
Ever wonder about the herbicide count lurking in Alaska soil? Now you can find out when the Alaska Railroad Corp. and University of Alaska Fairbanks conduct a herbicide research project. Read more ...

Beautiful exploration of cultural roots
Anchorage Daily News
In her show "Walrus Family Portraits," Sonya Kelliher-Combs fills the International Gallery of Contemporary Art with intricate designs, textures, colors, delicate lines, layered shapes and surfaces of translucence and plasticity. Read more ...

Emmons foiled by last shot
Anchorage Daily News
Matt Emmons, the shooting star who used to shine for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, watched an Olympic gold medal slip away on his final shot in the 3-position rifle competition. Read more ...

Admirable attitude
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Competitive shooting is all about maintaining control, so perhaps it's no surprise Matt Emmons reacted so calmly to his disastrous final shot in the Olympic three-position rifle competition on Sunday. Read more ...

Warming climate threatens Alaska's vast forests
KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Here in a 13,700-year-old peat bog, ecologist Ed Berg reaches into the moss and pulls out more evidence of the drastic changes afoot due to the Earth's warming climate. Read more ...

Nanooks logo ranks No. 1 in the CCHA
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The Hockey News has ranked the Alaska Nanooks' logo as the best in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Read more ...

Festival will highlight gardening for wildlife
The World
The Oregon Shorebird Festival, one of the state's longest-running bird festivals, will celebrate 22 years the last weekend of August. Read more ...

Canning and food preservation help now available online
"¨Alaskans interested in learning how to can and preserve foods have new online help from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. Read more ...

Feeling at home on campus
Arctic Sounder
In the weeks before school starts at University of Alaska campuses, advisers busy themselves making contacts with incoming students from rural Alaska. Read more ...

Graduates share lessons learned on campus
Arctic Sounder
Everyone knows college is supposed to lead to a career. But a lot of high school graduates aren't sure what subject they want to have as their major or how it will translate into a job afterward. Read more ...