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UAF in the news: week of April 6, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Fairbanks engineering students build award-winning electric snowmachine
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--At first glance, the UAF Nanook EV looks like just about any other snowmachine you might see tooling around on the trails in Alaska, but take a look under the hood--and seat--and you will find a very different machine. Read more ...

Series of quakes near Kodiak biggest in years
Kodiak Daily Mirror
A series of earthquakes about a 100 miles south of Kodiak last Sunday and Monday peaked with a 6.0 moment magnitude quake at 11:13 p.m., March 29. Read more ...

Explosive subject
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Sen. Lisa Murkowski has the right approach to secure funding for volcano observations--make it part of a national program. Read more ...

Sen. Murkowski asks for U.S. volcano network
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
WASHINGTON--With her family trapped in Alaska by the eruptions of Mount Redoubt, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, took to the Senate floor this week to appeal for a stable source of funding for volcano research and monitoring. Read more ...

Alaska Sea Grant College Program
Anchorage Boating Examiner
A valuable resource for boaters in our state is the Alaska Sea Grant College Program based out of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The mission of Sea Grant is to support maritime research and distribute the results to coastal communities in a way that will benefit them. Read more ...

Alaska goaltender Johnson honored at hockey banquet
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Chad Johnson is going to Washington, D.C., this week for the Frozen Four Skills Challenge. Before he heads to the nation's capital, the senior goaltender made three trips Saturday night to the podium at the Alaska Nanooks Hockey Awards Banquet in the Westmark Hotel. Read more ...

Pain in the ash?: Mount Redoubt's messy reminder may have an upside
Peninsula Clarion
Mount Redoubt doesn't have to be a total pain in the ash. The plumes of pulverized magma belched out by the volcano can take down airliners, destroy motors, scratch your car, fill your house and damage lungs among many other things. Read more ...

$1 million paves way to study Native teen successes
The Arctic Sounder
The National Science Foundation (NSF), Arctic Social Science, has announced it will grant $1.09 million to university researchers to study the success stories of indigenous young people in Alaska, Canada, Siberia and Scandanavia. Read more ...

University of Alaska regents approve indigenous doctoral program
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Thursday approved a new doctoral program for the Fairbanks campus, a program university leaders say will help fill a growing need for advanced research and academic opportunities. Read more ...

Learn the ropes of building at workshop
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Homeowners hoping to increase the energy efficiency of their homes have access to $100 million for that task. But with only a maximum of $10,000 available per project, how can homeowners make the best use of available rebate funds? Richard Seifert says to attend a workshop. Read more ...

University of Alaska regents authorize new energy research building at UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Thursday authorized the Fairbanks campus to complete designs for a proposed $30 million energy research building. Read more ...