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Governor's cabinet to meet with UAF research leaders

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

10/27/08

Gov. Sarah Palin's cabinet will meet with University of Alaska Fairbanks research leaders Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. in the Elvey Building Globe Room on the UAF campus.

The cabinet is scheduled to spend the morning and part of the afternoon hearing presentations on energy, health and life sciences, and climate change research at UAF. The group will then tour the Biological Research and Diagnostics Building, State Virology Lab and Arctic Region Supercomputing Center Discovery Lab. Following is the schedule:

8:45 a.m. - Welcome and panel introductions: UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers, UA President Mark Hamilton and Vice Chancellor Buck Sharpton

9:15 a.m. - Energy panel presentation

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - Health and life sciences panel presentation

Noon - Break for lunch

1:15 p.m. - Climate impacts panel presentation

2:30 p.m. - Break and travel to: BiRD/State Virology Lab Discovery Lab tour (Permafrost; arctic weather research)

3:45 p.m. - Meeting adjourned

CONTACT: Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at 907-474-7902 or via e-mail at marmian.grimes@uaf.edu. Jenn Wagaman, public information officer, at 907-474-5082 or via e-mail at jenn@alaska.edu.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Journalists covering the event can ask for Wagaman at the meeting for assistance or more information. Wagaman can be reached in her office at 907-474-5082.

MLG/10-27-08/057ma-09

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