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UAF in the news: week of Feb. 2, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


What can the museum teach us? Find out at open house
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The adage "What happens here stays here" does not apply to the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Read more ...

UAF lifelong learning program receives million-dollar contribution
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A lifelong learning program for older adults will receive a $1 million gift, easily the biggest contribution in its eight-year history. Read more ...

Oil terminal sits in harm's way
Anchorage Daily News
When Mount Redoubt erupted 20 years ago, massive floods and raining pumice raised immediate alarms over the Drift River Oil Terminal, with its storage tanks of crude oil sitting at the foot of the volcano. Read more ...

Two rockets fly through auroral arc
After days of waiting for precise aurora conditions, a team from the University of Iowa finally saw the launch of its two scientific sounding rockets from Poker Flat Research Range. Read more ...

Alaska swimmers notch another win
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Swimmers Mariya Pavlovskaya and Courtney Nichols weren't bummed about not achieving another nationals qualifier. Read more ...

Volcano experts besieged by calls about Redoubt
Anchorage Daily News
When is this thing going to blow? That was the question on the minds of people calling the Alaska Volcano Observatory from Alaska and far beyond as Mount Redoubt continued simmering into its second week. Read more ...

Indigenous teen resilience to be studied by circumpolar researchers
Medical News Today
The people of Alakanuk, Alaska already know the problems their young people face. Read more ...

Fairbanks firefighters renew intern agreement
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks-based paramedic program and city firefighters renewed an agreement Monday that lets paramedic students train under professionals. Read more ...

Interior Secretary Salazar lauds scientists' role in preparing public for likely eruption of Mount Redoubt Volcano in Alaska
All American Patriots
Scientists continue to work around-the-clock monitoring Redoubt Volcano--located 106 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska--where they predict the volcano will erupt within days to weeks. Read more ...

Science draws students at ocean bowl competition
Seward Phoenix Log
Five seemingly ordinary Seward students have spent the last six months wrestling with some thorny questions such as: Are cyclonic and anti-cyclonic waves classified as Klevin waves? And what major coastal current does not have upwelling? Read more ...