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UAF in the news: week of Jan. 19, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


A conversation with interim UAF chancellor Brian Rogers
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- After being involved with the University of Alaska Fairbanks in various ways, Brian Rogers just completed his first semester as UAF's interim chancellor. Read more ...

Alaska Range helps warm things up
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The January heat wave in Interior Alaska owes something to the "adiabatic process." Read more ...

Local Lego team prepares for national competition
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Frostbyte Penguins are a special breed. Read more ...

Kodiakan witnesses national capital's preparations
Kodiak Daily Mirror
It's now seven days until the historic inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama. This step into a new form of leadership, policy and national identity is marked by a great many things. Read more ...

Alaska swimmers notch second straight win
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Any way you scored it, the Alaska Nanooks swimming team came out ahead of Mesa State College on Saturday in Grand Junction, Colo. Read more ...

'Real People' honored for scholarship
Anchorage Daily News
"Words of the Real People: Alaska Native Literature in Translation" edited by Ann Fienup-Riordan and Lawrence D. Kaplan was selected as 2008 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine. Choice is published by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Read more ...

Alaska Nanooks hockey hits a decade milestone under Ferguson
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The Alaska Nanooks have been a defense-driven team this season, as their average of 1.46 goals allowed per game ranks first in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and second among the nation's 58 NCAA Division I programs. Read more ...

Glaciers, tsunamis and random geological tidbits
Alaska Dispatch
Here are some Alaska nuggets gathered while wandering the cavernous halls of San Francisco's Moscone Center. Read more ...

Charging ahead with nature-powered wheels
Bristol Bay Times
Cars with electric motors may be a solution to the challenge of high gasoline costs in rural Alaska. If tests prove successful, for relatively low cost, a community could convert junked, gas-powered cars into commuter vehicles that run on electricity. Read more ...

Myers to head up AGIA
Alaska Dispatch
Mark Myers, the former head of the state Division of Oil and Gas, has been appointed as coordinator of the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA),  Gov. Sarah Palin announced Thursday. Read more ...

Local play added to Bard-A-Thon
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A last-minute additional reading for the annual Bard-A-Thon has been announced. Read more ...