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UAF in the news: week of Aug. 25, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

08/29/08

Science grant to fund female faculty member study at UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Women earn half of the bachelors' degrees in science and engineering nationwide, but in 2003 only 29 percent of doctoral science and engineering faculty and 18 percent of full professors were women, according to the National Science Foundation. Read more ...

Digging up the dirt on Arctic carbon
Christian Science Monitor
You never know what you'll find until you dig a little deeper. Scientists taking the measure of how much carbon the Arctic locks up beneath its tundra have done just that. Read more ...

Participants needed for virtual reality study
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS-- The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center is looking for volunteers for an avatar user study. Read more ...

Tips for taking on college challenges
The Arctic Sounder
Advisers with University of Alaska outreach programs for rural students help make the transition from village or hub to urban campus smoother, and keep students connected to people and resources that will strengthen their success in school. Read more ...

Stroke and SIDS in Alaska topics of neuroscience conference
Science Centric
University of Alaska Fairbanks neuroscientists studying stroke and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome presented their research findings at the 7th Conference of the Specialised Neuroscience Research Programs in New York 19-22 August 2008. Read more ...

Teaching teachers, Kramer shows the way
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Lifelong learning is where it's at. Just ask Ruth Kramer, a fourth-grade teacher at University Park Elementary who has spread that credo to hundreds of students and the many student teachers who have passed through her classroom across the years. Read more ...

Fairbanks community, communications leader Hank Hove dies
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- Hank Hove, a community and communications leader respected for his vision and work in both arenas, died late Sunday night Alaska time in Yakima, Wash., due to complications from renal failure. He was 70. Read more ...

Scientists report further shrinking of arctic ice
Washington Post
Arctic sea ice has shrunk to the second-lowest level since record-keeping began three decades ago, a group of international researchers determined yesterday, a revelation underscoring how rapidly climate change is transforming ecosystems in northern latitudes. Read more ...

UAF named one of the best colleges in the West
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The University of Alaska Fairbanks was the only university in Alaska to be named one of the West's best colleges by The Princeton Review. Read more ...

UAF fall semester registration open
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Registration is open for the fall semester at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Tanana Valley Campus. Read more ...

Dillingham student 'Rubik's Cube' rises to success as salutatorian
Bristol Bay Times
Kyle Hardin, son of Steve and Deanna Hardin, was recently named as the 2008 Rural Alaska Honors Institute salutatorian in Fairbanks. Read more ...

Center for Alaska Native Health Research invites speaker
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Debra Lee Davis, a University of Pittsburg epidemiology professor and author, will speak about what she calls the nation's misguided war on cancer at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 in Schaible Auditorium at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...