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UAF in the news: week of Feb. 9, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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University of Alaska Museum of the North unveils prehistoric fossil
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--One of the largest, oldest and northernmost marine reptile fossils ever found sits right here in Fairbanks at the University of Alaska Museum of the North and was available for public viewing at Saturday's open house along with many new and exciting activities. Read more ...

Cooperation necessary for polar research, says scientist
Larry Hinzman, director of the International Arctic Research Center, spoke with EarthSky about the challenge of doing research in Earth's polar regions. Read more ...

Northern life endures midwinter's wacky thaw
Anchorage Daily News
Alaskans have seen wacky weather extremes in the first month of 2009, from an enduring cold spell to a chinook wind a few days later that splashed much of the state with warm air. Read more ...

Alaska Constitution drafter dies
Seattle Times
JUNEAU, Alaska--A man who helped craft the Alaska Constitution nearly 60 years ago has died. George Sundborg Sr. was 95. Read more ...

Maine man hired to lead UAF Extension
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The University of Alaska Fairbanks on Tuesday announced a new director will lead its Cooperative Extension Service starting in May. Read more ...

Hibernating bears yield bony secret
Alaska Dispatch
Bears have the right idea. Don't fight the cold; just shut 'er down for six months and emerge when it's warmer. Why didn't we think of that? Read more ...

Conference shows Alaska farmers how to grow fruit
PALMER, Alaska--Farmers are optimistic about this year's growing season in Alaska. Read more ...

Former ambassador to Peru, Guatemala to speak at UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A retired ambassador visiting Fairbanks said President Barack Obama and national leaders are doing the most important thing they can to strengthen the United States' relationship with the rest of the Americas by tackling domestic economic problems. Read more ...

Report lists ways Alaska consumers can save
ANCHORAGE, Alaska--Alaskans are faring much better than the Lower 48 when it comes to the recession, but consumer advocates warn that tougher times are likely ahead. Read more ...

Curator describes the 'gems,' development of Yup'ik exhibit
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The current special exhibit on display in the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Yuungnaqpiallerput (The Way We Genuinely Live): Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival, tells the story of Yup'ik culture and life. Read more ...

Blood, guts and gore, oh my: Exhibit takes a stab at shock value
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Senior art student Liam Ward can't explain his fascination with the gore, blood and grisly trimmings found in his Senior Thesis Art Exhibit, "You Make Me (Make Myself Sick)," currently on display at the University of Alaska Student Art Gallery. Read more ...