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UAF in the news: week of Feb. 23, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


Federal stimulus could fund UAF research boat
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The federal economic stimulus package could provide the final push in efforts to build a long-discussed, Alaska-based ocean research vessel. Read more ...

Lecture offers insight into collaborative approach to art
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Can creative writers work effectively with theater performers? Can painters collaborate with musicians? Can all four work together? Read more ...

Kendall-Miller being vetted for senior White House position
Indian Country Today
WASHINGTON--Officials have confirmed that Heather Kendall-Miller, an attorney with the Native American Rights Fund, is being vetted for the position of Native American affairs senior advisor in the Obama administration. Read more ...

Fairbanks hockey players show students that books are cool
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Hundreds of screaming children clad in hockey jerseys greeted members of the University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey team Friday at University Park Elementary as part of Hockey Week. Read more ...

'97 murder hounds journalist who followed it
Anchorage Daily News
His students don't see it as an obsession, not in the crazy single-minded sense. More like a passion. Read more ...

Redoubt tracked from every angle
Anchorage Daily News
Before Mount Redoubt erupted 20 years ago, satellites circling the globe beamed grayish images of volcano-swirling dust clouds back to earth. Read more ...

Alaska - a peony paradise?
Christian Science Monitor
Once upon a time a scientist in Fairbanks, Alaska, wondered out loud about an idea that seemed fantastical at the time. Read more ...

Oceanic churning
Deccan Herald
Global warming is changing the distribution, abundance and diversity of marine life in the polar seas with "profound" implications for creatures further up the food chain, according to scientists involved in the most comprehensive study of life in the oceans ever conducted. Read more ...

David Soderlund named to Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--On the very first vote, David Soderlund secured a short-term seat on the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board left vacant by Patrick Lee, who recently departed Fairbanks to take a job in California. Read more ...

Fairbanks KUAC TV CEO to return to Illinois
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Greg Petrowich, the executive director and CEO at public broadcasting station KUAC, is departing for a similar job near his Illinois hometown. Read more ...

Delta Farm Forum planned
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Farmers and others interested in the latest agricultural developments are invited to the annual Delta Farm Forum on Saturday at Delta High School in Delta Junction. Read more ...

With 4,700 boxes, Stevens' papers at UAF will be largest archival collection
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The university announced today that former Sen. Ted Stevens is sending the records of his 40-year Senate career to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

Students go swimming in a sea of trivia
Seward Phoenix Log
It was all about the buzzer, baby. At least that's how it seemed for the 15 Alaska teams that competed in the Tsunami Bowl on Feb. 6 at Seward High School. Read more ...