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UAF in the news: week of Dec. 1, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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UAF offers Oceans 111, and other courses, to the world
Dutch Harbor Fisherman
Starting in spring of 2009, students from Boston to Brazil and Beijing will be able to take courses from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which has recently joined a worldwide effort to offer academic courses free and online through the OpenCourseWare Consortium. Read more ...

Former players donate funds to help provide exercise bikes
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Every Monday and Tuesday, as part of their regular-season conditioning program, the Alaska Nanooks are required to ride stationary bicycles in a small room above the hockey rink in the Patty Center. Read more ...

Alaska battles way to North Star Invitational victory
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--After 16 lead changes, the Alaska Nanooks were tied with Hawaii Pacific for the 10th time with less than three minutes to go. Read more ...

Alaska firefighters pay tribute to Phil Rounds
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--In the shivering cold stood dozens of firefighters, some in short sleeves, as eight pallbearers carried Battalion Chief Phil Rounds' casket into the Great Hall on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus on Saturday. Read more ...

Who was Big Ray? The story of a store that has been part of Fairbanks for decades
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--"Every week we get asked at least once, 'So who was Big Ray?'" Monty Rostad, owner-partner of Fairbanks Big Ray's Classic Alaska clothing store, grinned. Like most of the 2nd Avenue business owners, Milan Raykovich, "Big Ray," was a Montenegrin! Read more ...

Thailand-born skier finds a home in the snow
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--When Aporn Stein approached Larry Hall about resurrecting the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks' touring program this winter, Hall encouraged her to start slow. Read more ...

Vitamin D is an issue for Alaskans
Anchorage Daily News
Interested people are needed to participate in a one-year study to assess the effects of long dark winters on the vitamin D and calcium levels of Fairbanks residents. Read more ...

Photographer sets out to record Fairbanks history that is fast slipping away
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
It never made the pages of Architectural Digest, but the house that once graced a prominent spot along Farmers Loop occupies an important spot in the twisted history of building on permafrost. Read more ...

KUAC kicks off celebration of 50 years of statehood
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--One of the original 100 copies of the Alaska Constitution, a framed American flag featuring 49 stars and a sneak peak at a KUAC documentary, "Mr. Alaska: Bob Bartlett Goes to Washington," took center stage at a continuing celebration of Alaska's golden anniversary Monday at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Read more ...

Museum of the North lab renamed for donor
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Henry Springer's latest gift to the University of Alaska's Museum of the North's ornithology program is strictly for the birds. Read more ...

Survey details fuel-saving strategies of fishermen
Tundra Drums
When Alaska diesel fuel prices surged passed $5 a gallon this past summer, commercial fishermen fished less, skipped openings, fished closer to home, and in some cases quit fishing before the season ended, all in an effort to save money on fuel, reported the Alaska Sea Grant Advisory Program in a news release last week. Read more ...

Hyatt keeps focus on hockey, academics
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Trevor Hyatt was under consideration recently for one of the world's most prestigious academic awards, but he continued to work hard for the Alaska Nanooks. Read more ...

Survey reveals 20 new species in Aleutian waters
Kodiak Daily Mirror
The coral reefs of the Aleutian Islands are not known for the diversity and colorful beauty common to their more equatorial counterparts. Read more ...