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UAF in the news: week of Oct. 27, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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10/31/08

Mars craters might be scars from fallen moon
New Scientist
An unusual pair of craters on Mars formed when a moon broke apart before crashing into the planet's surface about a billion years ago, a new study suggests. Read more ...

University of Alaska Fairbanks residence hall plans Halloween haunted house
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Skarland Hall at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a haunted house Friday.
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Dead writers' words live on at annual Fairbanks event
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Virginia Woolf's life may have ended in a cold river near Rodmell, Sussex 67 years ago, but she could make an appearance in Fairbanks Saturday. Read more ...

From the classroom to the stage: UAF voice professor to star in Anchorage Opera
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A few months ago, Jaunelle Celaire just doing her thing as a vice professor of voice at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

Love INC gets new executive director
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The faith-based nonprofit Love in the Name of Christ has a new executive director. Read more ...

Alaska researchers, policymakers seek cooperation on climate issues
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Getting researchers and policymakers to collaborate might not be a snap, but one organization is trying to bridge the gap. Read more ...

Smarter in Alaska- Natural Alaska
Alaska Magazine
Bigger is better when one's goal is to keep from freezing to death in the dark. To stay warm, for example, a fox uses much more energy relative to its body size than does a moose, which can weigh as much as a small car (which is a miracle when you consider it survives on frozen tree buds all winter). Read more ...

Scientists Link Climate, Energy to Growing Arctic "Food Insecurity"
Science
FAIRBANKS, Alaska--For generations, caribou have been central to the diet and culture of the Naskapi people who live on the tundra of northeastern Canada. Read more ...

Workshops plug holes in home energy costs
Tundra Drums
Residents challenged by high home heating costs could benefit from three upcoming workshops offered in Bethel by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. Read more ...

Humpback whale freed from entanglement
Kodiak Daily Mirror
Four disentanglement experts freed a humpback whale tangled in a fishing line Wednesday in Uyak Bay. Read more ...