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UAF in the news: week of Nov. 10, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


UAF students attempt to raise awareness about homelessness
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Two University of Alaska Fairbanks students are putting in to practice lessons they've learned about humanity. Read more ...

Program helps parents, children discover nature together
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Whether it is reading, painting, skiing or walking in the woods, the best way to get a child to care about something is to actively teach about it. Read more ...

How tolerant are you?
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--When 22-year-old Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die on the night of Oct. 6, 1998, there was no doubt in the small town of Laramie, Wyo., that his difference was the driving force behind the violence. Read more ...

Census finds giant bacteria and oysters
From behemoth bacteria to oversized oysters, snapshots of life within the earth's oceans continue to amaze scientists about how little we know about it. Read more ...

UAF unmanned aircraft program soars to new heights
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Meet Martha. She is the darling of the University of Alaska Fairbanks' unmanned aircraft program at Poker Flat Research Range. Read more ...

Colony High teacher named state's best
Anchorage Daily News
JUNEAU -- Robert Williams, a Colony High School math teacher, was named 2009 Alaska teacher of the year on Sunday. Read more ...

Alaska permafrost study reveals larger global warming problem
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Alaskans should watch where they step. University of Alaska professor Chien-Lu Ping and a team of researchers have dug more than 100 holes around the state, taking permafrost samples for a paper published in the October issue of the journal Nature Geoscience. Read more ...

UAF receives $1.35 million for bio research
Capital City Weekly
The University of Alaska Fairbanks announced Oct. 30 the receipt of a $1.35 million award from the National Institutes of Health to fund biomedical research education in Alaska middle and high schools. Read more ...

Documentary 'Eating Alaska' looks at the role of food in the lives of Alaskans
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
As a headstrong teenager, Ellen Frankenstein rejected all meat and embraced life as a vegetarian. Read more ...

Alaska Nanooks championship rifle team honored at White House ceremony
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- Layne Lewis of Fairbanks was thrilled to again meet a personable President Bush on Wednesday, but he was less eager to take a seat on the fancy furniture at the White House. Read more ...

US varsity to hold interactive session on Nov. 18
Sakaal Times
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), a leading state university in the USA will organise a special interactive session for city students at Garware College on November 18. Read more ...

The measure of the north's great mountains
Alaska Report
In 2007, Sandy Zirnheld flew the length of Hubbard Glacier with pilot Paul Claus, using a laser altimetry system to see how much the glacier had thinned in the last few years. Read more ...

UAF professor, director grab AFN awards
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Michael Krauss and Clara Johnson were honored with awards during the Alaska Federation of Natives annual conference. Read more ...

Grant funds Native teachers program
Arctic Sounder
Schools in rural Alaska have long been plagued with an epidemic of high teacher turnover. One plausible solution, some are concluding, is to fight the need to import teachers by training the community's own. Read more ...

Alaska Nanooks women's basketball team ready to go on the offensive
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--It's no small praise when Darryl Smith says the Alaska Nanooks compare favorably with the women's basketball teams he led at Metro State. Read more ...