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UAF in the news: week of Sept. 29, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


Talk of Alaska: The University of Alaska
Talk of Alaska
It's a time of change for the University of Alaska. There are new Chancellors in both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Brian Rogers has stepped in as the Interim Chancellor in Fairbanks from the Board of Regents. Read more ...

A decade of dreams and science
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--When Syun-Ichi Akasofu set out to expand research space and capabilities of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute in 1988, he was told it was "a Mission Impossible."Ł Read more ...

Four enshrined in Nanooks Hall of Fame
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--If any of the four inaugural inductees in the Alaska Nanooks Hall of Fame wondered where the honor fit in their distinguished careers, two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin might have given them some perspective. Read more ...

UAF nutrition program promotes healthy, traditional meals
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Every Monday night, Lottie Lekanoff Roll and her extended family meet at her 83-year-old father's home in Unalaska for a potluck dinner. Read more ...

Global warming has paused
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Recent studies by the Hadley Climate Research Center (UK), the Japan Meteorological Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of East Anglia (UK) and the University of Alabama Huntsville show clearly that the rising trend of global average temperature stopped in 2000-2001. Read more ...

Beyond Carbon: Scientists Worry About Nitrogen's Effects
Korea Times
TOOLIK FIELD STATION, Alaska - Public discussion of climate change is largely reduced to carbon: carbon emissions, carbon footprints, carbon trading. Read more ...

Chena Fest supports Alaska-grown products, agricultural education
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The seeds were planted months ago--literally--for the fourth annual Chena Fest benefit dinner. Read more ...

Three finalists named for Museum of the North director
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Three finalists have been named for the position of director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Read more ...

Research goal: more king crab in every pot
"ĘThe Deadliest Catch it's not, but the results of a research project in Seward might be just as intriguing to skippers of the rugged Bering Sea crab fleet as the next installment of the adrenalin-pumping television show. Read more ...

University of Alaska Fairbanks honors donors
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
More than 200 University of Alaska Fairbanks donors were honored Tuesday at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Read more ...

Competition celebrates lumberjacking, old-school style
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Chilkoot Charlie, step aside. The newest set of old-school lumberjacks and outdoorsman will show their mirth Saturday at the 11th annual Farthest North Forest Sports Festival, taking place on the UAF campus and Ballaine Lake. Read more ...

Writers series connects Fairbanks community with authors
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The midnight sun may have long since left the Fairbanks skies, but the Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series is just warming up, ready to shine for its 14th season of connecting young academics and community members with writers new and old from across the country. Read more ...

McBeath: Palin held her own against Biden
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
ST. LOUIS--Republican nominee for vice president Sarah Palin held her own in a debate against Joe Biden tonight, reversing expectations many had about her experience and ability on a national stage, said Jerry McBeath, University of Alaska Fairbanks political science professor. Read more ...