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UAF in the news: week of March 23, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Fairbanksan is last to leave Redoubt before eruption
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--One of the last people to visit Mount Redoubt before it started erupting on Sunday is University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate student Helena Buurman. Read more ...

Don't sneer at science -- volcano monitoring saves lives
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Thanks to "something called volcano monitoring," to use the denigrating language of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, passenger jets did not fly into ash clouds when Alaska's Mount Redoubt erupted earlier this week. Read more ...

After many delays, rocket launch measures aurora in Interior Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS, Alaska--After weeks of delays, a NASA rocket was launched from the Poker Flat Research Range through an active aurora display early Friday morning. Read more ...

Lesson of the Exxon Valdez oil spill: Restore confidence in environmental stewards
Seattle Times
Twenty years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, the successes and failures of the cleanup offer good lessons for developing an informed environmental policy, argue guest columnists Harry R. Bader and David Shaw. Read more ...

Alaska Nanooks' new approach to hockey season pays dividends
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
DETROIT--The Alaska Nanooks seemed to be experiencing transition this season in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Read more ...

Using virtual reality, researchers become tour guides to Fairbanks' past
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--It's difficult to imagine what downtown Fairbanks looked like 100 years ago, but thanks to advanced technology and some cool 3-D glasses, researchers with the University of Alaska Discovery Lab can now give the public a taste of the old days in the Golden Heart City. Read more ...

Nicholas Hughes, son of major poets, emerged as prominent Alaska biologist
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Nicholas Hughes, who died last week at 47, found a home in Fairbanks for much of his adult life, discovering a perfect place to pursue the full depth of his lifelong curiosity about fish and the outdoors. Read more ...

Alaska scientist aids in discovery of prehistoric marine predator
Alaska News Nightly
A University of Alaska Museum curator is part of team that's discovered a new species of prehistoric marine predator. Museum of the North earth sciences curator Patrick Druckenmiller, working with paleontologists from Norway, excavated fossilized remains of the Pliosaur on the arctic island of Spitzburgen last summer. Read more ...

Fairbanks author to read of 'Wild Moments'
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Michael Engelhard's newest book, "Wild Moments: Adventures with Animals of the North," is his third anthology and his most difficult yet. Read more ...


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