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UAF in the news: Week of May 11, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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05/15/09

University of Alaska Fairbanks hosts 87th commencement
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A half-century after Alaska became the 49th state, Vic Fischer asked university graduates in Fairbanks to learn a few things from his experience in helping draft the state constitution. Read more ...

'What happens in your life is in your hands,' student speaker tells UAF grads
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- The path to a college degree for students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks might include an educational detour here and there, along with an occasional brick wall. Read more ...

Supporting UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The University of Alaska Fairbanks graduated more than 1,100 students Sunday in one of the largest classes in the school's history. Read more ...

UAF Peace Corps program has first graduate
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Sunday marked something of a first for Fairbanks students interested in bridging graduate study with international public service. Read more ...

University of Alaska Fairbanks prepares for today's commencement
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--With her twenty-first birthday still more than seven months away, Maria Medvedeva will be the youngest person to receive a bachelor's degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks this year. Read more ...

University of Alaska Fairbanks graduates know the opposite of success is not failure
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--This afternoon, hundreds of men and women will be honored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks for their persistence in achieving their personal academic goals. Read more ...

Cannery culture, fine food at maritime history event
Kodiak Daily Mirror
A presentation about cannery culture--a topic familiar to many Kodiakans--highlights Saturday night's Kodiak Maritime Museum fundraiser dinner, at 7 p.m. in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Read more ...

Fathers hold equal, crucial role in parenting
Anchorage Daily News
At McDonald's I overheard my 12-year-old son tell a friend about the essence of the ways his dad differed from his mom. "If I ordered a hamburger and spilled my Coke on it, my Mom would order me a new lunch," he said. "My Dad would make me eat the mess." Read more ...

Fishermen invited to marine refrigeration workshops
The Cordova Times
The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is partnering with Integrated Marine Systems and the Alaska Vocational Technical Center to offer a marine refrigeration workshop for commercial fishermen. Read more ...

UAF announces Usibelli award winners
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the recipients of the 2009 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Public Service Awards. Read more ...

Retired Alaska labor leader Dave Rasley dies at age 80
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Dave Rasley, a union leader during and after construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died early Friday morning in Fairbanks from cancer. He was 80. Read more ...

Renowned raven researcher visits Alaska
Capital City Weekly
Some people are great runners. Some people write good books. Some follow their curiosity to figure out something no one else has. Read more ...

UAF Summer class gets buggy
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Summers tend to get a little buggy in Alaska, but for kids that can be a good thing. Read more ...

University of Alaska photo exhibit shows polar bears in home habitat
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--"I felt a need to encompass everything from the scientific end to the humanistic, or animalistic, end, as well as Native mythology and Native point of view," photographer Steven Kazlowski said of his work on photographing polar bears. Read more ...