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UAF in the news: Week of April 20, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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04/24/09

Fairbanks reindeer program seeks help naming its newest arrivals
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--As of Wednesday morning, Fairbanks had grown by at least 16. Sixteen reindeer, that is, and their guardians at the Reindeer Research Program were soliciting for names for the new calves. Read more ...

Redoubt activity strikes up volcanic lightning research
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Data recorded from volcanic eruptions at Mount Redoubt is being added to a growing body of information used by meteorologists to help issue severe weather warnings. Read more ...

Begich defends $787 billion economic stimulus plan
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Several hundred University of Alaska Fairbanks students turned out Friday to hear Sen. Mark Begich explain his support for the federal government's $787 billion economic stimulus package. Read more ...

Taste of North Pole draws a crowd to shopping center
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--North Pole's seventh annual prelude to spring, Taste of North Pole and UAF Day, didn't fail to bring out a throng of the winter-weary--ready to try out new foods, try on new ideas and enjoy some live entertainment. Read more ...

White creatures changing with the season
SITNews
This morning, through the west window, I noticed a flash of white on white. I looked up from breakfast to see a short-tailed weasel popping from a hole in the snowpack. He was sleek, streamlined and snow-white, except for where his tail looked like he dipped it in black paint. Read more ...

Museum progress
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A solid slate of finalists are vying for the directorship of the University of Alaska Museum of the North, and each will visit Fairbanks during the next several weeks to meet the community. Read more ...

Making masks and lasting personal memories
The Tundra Drums
The intoxicating, crisp aroma of carved cedar wood chips filled the workshop on the Alaska Native Heritage Center grounds in Anchorage. Read more ...