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UAF in the news: week of Oct. 13, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


UAF's Yoshikawa has a super way to keep kids interested in permafrost
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Gotham City has Batman. Metropolis is under the protection of Superman. But never fear, Fairbanks, Tunnelman is making sure the fair city is safe.
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UA Museum of the North hosts 'World of Bugs'
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Tents usually keep bugs out, but the one at the UA Museum of the North was crawling with insects--butterflies, to be exact. Read more ...

Volcanic eruption leaves nothing but ash behind
Anchorage Daily News
The surprise eruption of Kasatochi Volcano in the central Aleutians this summer turned a small green island rich with seabirds and ocean mammals into a sterile gray lump, scientists say. Read more ...

Eruption of 3 volcanoes has scientists asking questions
Anchorage Daily News
How likely is it that three neighboring volcanoes would all erupt at the same time--as the Kasatochi, Okmok and Cleveland volcanoes in the Aleutians did this summer. Read more ...

Psychologist to speak about hunting's image at University of Alaska Museum of the North
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
In the eyes of James Swan, the best thing that could happen to hunting in the United States would be for a movie to do for hunting what "A River Runs Through It" did for fly fishing. Read more ...

Nanooks runners take advantage of chance to run wild in Hawaii
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
While the movie Jurassic Park featured dinosaurs running wild, on Saturday afternoon the Alaska Nanooks cross country team got to do the same at the Hawaii ranch where the 1993 hit was filmed. Read more ...

UAF students looking for software projects
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
University of Alaska Fairbanks computer science students are now accepting proposals for software design projects. Read more ...

UAF group celebrates Native history on Anti-Columbus Day
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
When Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and made landfall on the island of Hispanola in 1492, there were millions of indigenous people already inhabiting the Western Hemisphere. Read more ...

UAF research helps boost nutritional value of canned salmon
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
"This is the best fish in the world!" An enthusiastic volunteer, Dan Kupiszewski made this proclamation before heading into Conference Room C in the University of Alaska Wood Center on Monday, ready to put his tastebuds to work in the name of science. Read more ...

Lecturer debunks Fair Trade label
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Fair Trade certified coffee rarely, if ever, helps the people consumers think it helps. Read more ...

UAF's Duffy named leadership fellow
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Lawrence Duffy has been named a SENCER Leadership Fellow by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. Read more ...

Fort Yukon man to lead Division of Subsistence
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A Fort Yukon Native has been named as the new director for the state Division of Subsistence. Read more ...

Time-lapse footage reveals ice sheet in crisis
New Scientist
Dramatic images taken at least every six hours over an entire year reveal how the world's fastest-flowing glacier is draining Greenland's ice sheet and contributing to sea-level rise world-wide. Read more ...

Lathrop teacher receives national biology award
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Not only is Wendy Ehnert the 2008 Outstanding Biology Teacher--she's also modest. Read more ...

Forum looks at coal to liquids technology
A public forum at the University of Alaska Fairbanks last night focused on the local potential for coal to liquids technology. Read more ...

It's time to drop the puck on the Goal Rush
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
There's probably some mountain climbers in Alaska who want to know the University of Maine's secret. Read more ...

Report says Arctic temperatures at record highs
Associated Press
WASHINGTON--Autumn temperatures in the Arctic are at record levels, the Arctic Ocean is getting warmer and less salty as sea ice melts, and reindeer herds appear to be declining, researchers reported Thursday. Read more ...