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UAF in the news: week of March 9, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


UAF student has a passion for all things political
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
JUNEAU--Jake Hamburg felt a little strange taking a seat on the blue sofa in Sen. Joe Paskvan's office. Read more "

Ice Art champions teach Alaska military kids tricks of a cool trade
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--What difference does a little snow make when your day is all about ice carving? Read more "

Facing hard times, South Carolina shrimpers look to Alaska for help
While Americans consume ever-increasing quantities of imported farmed shrimp, shrimp fishermen in places like South Carolina - who have for generations relied on wild shrimp harvests - are finding themselves locked out of markets and undercut in price. Read more "

The brief life and times of snowshoe hares
Here on this March morning, in the forested floodplain of the Tanana River, snow is falling with vigor. Even the paddle-feet of snowshoe hares press several inches into the new fluff. Read more "

Nanooks skater Hyatt makes the grade on All-Academic team
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Long trips to play a weekend road series against a Central Collegiate Hockey Association opponent--often in an Eastern time zone destination--are a fact of life for an Alaska Nanooks hockey player. Read more "

Children get hands-on science lesson during 'Arctic Dinosaurs' presentation
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The Arnold Espe Auditorium at the University of Alaska Museum of the North was filled to capacity Tuesday night with people hoping to learn about dinosaurs that roamed across Alaska 70 million years ago. Read more "

Juneau students sweep Ocean Bowl a third year
Capital City Weekly
JUNEAU--For the third year in a row, high school students from Juneau have won first and second place in the Tsunami Bowl, Alaska's regional version of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, a three-day-long, rapid-fire competition about the ocean, complete with jeopardy-style buzzer sessions, written questions and team research projects. The Tsunami Bowl was held February 6-8 in Seward. Read more "

Biodiesel that conquers the cold?
New York Times
Bernard Tao, a researcher at Purdue University in Indiana, says he's found a way to overcome one of biodiesel's biggest hurdles: its tendency to thicken and gel up in cold weather. Read more "

Meet the artist: KUAC-AlaskaOne host poster signing event
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Public television and public radio have become, in these times of economic turmoil and seemingly uncertain future, an important source of information. But such entities are not immune to the financial struggles on which they report. Read more "

Museum of the North cancels Chocolate Bash fundraiser
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Thanks to a sour economy, the outlook isn't very sweet for local chocolate lovers. The University of Alaska Museum of the North announced on Friday it is canceling the annual Chocolate Bash fundraiser this year, citing the poor economic climate. Read more "

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