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UAF in the news: Week of April 13, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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When Mt. Redoubt erupts, these scientists are on the job
Christian Science Monitor
Anchorage, Alaska - Deep in the recesses of a low-slung, cinder-block building, scientists are working around the clock to keep pace with the volcano that for weeks has wreaked havoc on air travel, oil production, and air quality. Read more ...
Two Nanooks garner All-America honors
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The Alaska Nanooks hockey team, for the first time in its 29-year history, gained two All-Americans in the same day, as seniors Chad Johnson and Trevor Hyatt were honored on Friday. Read more ...

Randy Smith students prepare experiments for zero-gravity testing
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--After making its first trip on NASA's "Weightless Wonder" last spring, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Microgravity Team is heading back to Houston for another flight, but this time it will be carrying a few new experiments thanks to the help of seventh- and eighth-graders at Randy Smith Middle School. Read more ...

Logging on to Mount Redoubt
Anchorage Daily News
The cameras watch her every move. Thousands of strangers want to be her friend and thousands more follow her latest exploits hour by hour on their laptops and cell phones. Read more ...

Ned Rozell reminds readers of his love of Alaska wilderness
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- Regular readers of the Daily News-Miner are familiar with Ned Rozell's weekly column, "Alaska Science Forum," that presents current research in clear and compelling language, enabling those of us with limited backgrounds in the sciences to understand some of the latest discoveries in the far north. Read more ...

UAF student appointed to Board of Regents
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
By winter's start, Ashton Compton's young resume already matched up well with some adults' resumes. Read more ...

Nanooks to showcase athletic Hall of Fame
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Last September, the first four members of the Nanook Hall of Fame--Matt Emmons, Milo Griffin, Randy Pitney and Joe Tremarello--were inducted on Alumni Weekend. Read more ...

Rogers should stay at UAF's helm
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The best choice for permanent chancellor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is already hard at work on the job--and he should stay there. Read more ...

Database helps with outdoor planning
A web accessible data base being developed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is aimed at helping Alaskans plan outdoor activities around the weather. Read more ...

Mt. Redoubt eruptions spark lightning studies
Homer Tribune
While most people find good reason to take cover before an impending volcanic eruption, scientists from New Mexico Tech, collaborating on volcanic lightning studies with the Geophysical Institute/Alaska Volcano Observatory, were drawn to the explosive area to monitor the little-understood phenomenon that occurs within highly charged ash clouds. Read more ...

Study: Seabirds' suitability as a mate tied to crest size
WASHINGTON, April 16 (Xinhua) -- The larger crest a male auklet has, the more suitable the seabird is to be a mate, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. Read more ...

Kilbuck sixth-graders go to college, for a day
Tundra Drums
Sixth-graders from Kilbuck Elementary attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Kuskokwim Campus on April 3 for Bethel's first "I'm Going to College" program. Read more ...

Bizarre old horror film serves as unique play for Theatre UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- A silly old horror film; "as silly as silly can be." That's what director and University of Alaska Fairbanks theater professor Anatoly Antohin said of the story "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" during a taped rehearsal for the show in February. Read more ...

Alaska museum archaeology program offers glimpse of past
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- Ever wonder what it's like to be an archaeologist? How do they find artifacts? What do they do with them after they're excavated? Read more ...