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UAF in the news: week of Jan. 5, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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University of Alaska Fairbanks professor recalls statehood day at the Empire State Building
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Now a history professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Mary Mangusso remembers the moment she learned of the state's successful bid to become part of the United States. Read more ...

Teleconference celebrates constitution, statehood
Tundra Drums
On Jan. 9, the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska and the University of Alaska Eight Stars of Gold Project will come together to offer an evening event to celebrate 50 years of Alaska's statehood and the Alaska Constitution. Read more ...

Different paths deliver 2 artists to the same goal
The Augusta Chronicle
]The holidays bring thoughts of friends in faraway places, so here's a look at two artists whose careers have taken them in quite different directions, geographically and professionally, from the Augusta area. Read more ...

O'Neill made the most of road trip
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Patrick O'Neill has seen a lot in his 93 years--growing up in Cordova, mining in McCarthy, attending the University of Alaska, being a distinguished pilot in World War II and going on to a distinguished career in the mining industry. Read more ...

New York critic likes Alaska performance
Anchorage Daily News
Alex Ross, the New Yorker magazine's classical music critic, has selected John Luther Adams' sound-and-light installation, "The Place Where You Go to Listen," as one of the 10 best performances he heard in 2008. Read more ...

Bailey beats the weather to win Gin Gin 200
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Despite some wicked weather conditions, Jodi Bailey said she had a "wonderful" time on the trail in winning the women's division of the Gin Gin 200 late Sunday night in Paxson. Read more ...

The warming Earth blows hot, cold and chaotic
Wall Street Journal
SAN FRANCISCO --Three independent research groups have concluded that 2008 was a comparatively cool year on planet Earth -- a feverish chill on our warming world. Read more ...

Alaska farmers face fertilizer shortage
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Alaska agricultural producers are facing tremendous increases in the cost of fertilizer, and a team of University of Alaska Fairbanks ag experts is trying to find ways to help. Read more ...

Ice fog and the Fairbanks winter
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
It is 41 below as I arrive at the office late Saturday morning. Read more ...

Leaf paintings and putting at the JACC's Second Friday opening
Juneau Empire
JUNEAU - Local photographer Barbara Kelly will exhibit new work in a show titled "Leaf Paintings, Impressions of Light" at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in January. Read more ...