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UAF in the news: week of Sept. 1, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

09/05/08

UAF Discovery Lab works to translate virtual reality into real results
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Virtual reality is all fun and games until researchers use it to immerse themselves in data. Read more ...

UAF professor: Despite lack of experience, Palin a great VP choice for GOP
KTUU
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A veteran Alaska political observer says Republican opponents will legitimately criticize the choice of Governor Palin as the GOP vice presidential candidate. Read more ...

UAF programs designed to ease college transition
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--College can be a daunting place with its new buildings, people and schedules. Read more ...

The University of Alaska Museum of the North gets an icy facelift
World Architecture News
The new University of Alaska Museum of the North doubled the size of the original building from 40,000 to 78,000 sq ft. Read more ...

Beyond carbon: Scientists worry about nitrogen's effects
New York Times
TOOLIK FIELD STATION, Alaska--As Anne Giblin was lugging four-foot tubes of Arctic lakebed mud from her inflatable raft to her nearby lab this summer, she said, "Mud is a great storyteller." Read more ...

Fairbanksans learn to preserve in Cooperative Extension Service's jam session
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--All those pleasurable hours spent outdoors harvesting Alaska's wild berries can be converted into a winter full of tasty eating--a la jellies, jams, fruit butter, marmalades, conserves and preserves--with a little help from your local Cooperative Extension Service. Read more ...

Volcanic eruption giving Earth spectacular sunsets
Fox News
Reports of unusually fiery orange sunsets on Earth and ruby red rings around the planet Venus have popped up on the Internet in the last week. Read more ...