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UAF in the news: Week of April 27, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


Movie screening puts Fairbanks in the spotlight
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--It might have been slow coming, but a feature film starring Fairbanks and Fairbanksans is finally coming to the local big screen. Read more ...

Dedication to fisheries
Juneau Empire
The University of Alaska dedicated its Lena Point Fisheries Building in Juneau Tuesday, following a long, difficult process of getting money and approval for the building. Read more ...

Volcano finds followers aflutter on Twitter
 Alaska's Mount Redoubt towers more than 10,000 feet above sea level, is an active volcano and can send clouds of ash so high that jetliners could be at risk. Read more ...

Professor builds program around needs of village students
Anchorage Daily News
A frazzled 51-year old white guy from Chicago who started his career shoveling snow at an Arctic pipeline camp is performing miracles at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Read more ...

University of Alaska Fairbanks hosts annual awards ceremony
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--More than 70 students were honored on Saturday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' annual student awards breakfast. Read more ...

How-to classes begin with poultry 101 lesson
Peninsula Clarion
It's been said that one of the main differences between Alaskans and their Lower 48 counterparts is that if you show them both something, Alaskans will ask how you made it, while the others will ask where you bought it. Read more ...

Ray Hadley is an avian enthusiast
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--As he made his way up and down the line of fifth-graders spying through spotting scopes at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge on Friday, Ray Hadley asked the same question. Read more ...

Vic Fischer to give UAF keynote address
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Vic Fischer, an Alaska state constitutional delegate, will give the keynote address at the University of Alaska Fairbanks commencement ceremony on May 10. Read more ...

Project for healthier Alaska Natives expands
Tundra Drums
A decades-old, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper series about suicide and alcoholism among Alaska Natives remains a motivating factor for activism and study still today.
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