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UAF in the news: week of Nov. 24, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


UAF students pass on science knowledge
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Moose and permafrost in the cafeteria. Frozen cells in shipping and receiving. Camouflage in the hallway and Athabascan culture in a room down the hallway. Read more ...

UA museum to start new director search
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Aldona Jonaitis, the director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North, planned to retire this month. Now, she'll have to delay those plans as the search for a replacement creeps forward. Read more ...

UAF student battles alien invaders in Fairbanks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--With its delicate multiple vine-like stems, small tendrils and petite purple flowers, vicia cracca doesn't look threatening--but it's starting an invasion. Read more ...

Revising UA plan to make Anchorage arena a priority should raise alarm
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
When the UA Board of Regents sent its priority list for construction projects to the last Legislature, you had to look awfully hard to find any mention of the proposed UAA sports arena. Read more ...

Alaska museum program teaches students to track wild animals
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The trackers walked single file down a trough in the snow that led into the woods behind the University of Alaska Museum of the North, oblivious to the 10 degree below zero temperatures. Read more ...

Landlocked Fairbanks becomes ocean research center
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Mark Johnson is studying Alaska's oceans from an unusual place--Fairbanks. Read more ...

Bill Sackinger is a force behind Alaska energy development
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Just as black gold runs rich through underground reservoirs, petroleum has lurked beneath the surface of Bill Sackinger's life for as long as he can remember. Read more ...

UAF fire department Battalion Chief Phil Rounds dies
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Battalion Chief Philip Emerson Rounds of the University of Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Alaska Fire Department will take his final fire engine trip Saturday. Read more ...

Strong field to take court for North Star Invitational
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A pair of teams that played in last year's NCAA Division II women's basketball tournament highlight the field for this week's Mt. McKinley Bank North Star Invitational hosted by the Alaska Nanooks. Read more ...