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UAF in the news: week of May 18, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Series continues to help Fairbanks residents discover Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Discovering Alaska, the summer lecture series at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, begins its third season Wednesday night. Read more ...

Free film series shows 'reel' history of Alaska with documentaries
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Though mosquitoes and perpetual daylight effectively prevent the operation of drive-in theaters, the ultimate summer movie experience, summer remains a great time for a trip to the movies. Read more ...

Suspend search
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Faculty Senate's administrative committee recommended last week that the "interim" be dropped from UAF Interim Chancellor Brian Rogers' title without further ado. This is good advice for UA President Mark Hamilton. Read more ...

Study: Fewer young men view college as key to future
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Annie, an Alaska high school senior, told us a story which became all too familiar, "The Star Sister and Her Brother the Slacker." Read more ...

Researchers, fishermen work on whale avoidance
PETERSBURG-AK (2009-05-18) The University of Alaska is working with commercial fishermen to study how best to keep whales away from fishing gear. Read more ...

Redoubt still likely to blow
Peninsula Clarion
At last calculation, the lava dome sitting in the crater of Mount Redoubt had the cubic volume of about 11 Great Pyramids. Read more ...

The Guardian
Springtime creates a big stink around the Arctic. Bubbling away under the ice of Siberia and Alaska is methane, the smelly gas best known in marshlands. Read more ...

Mining clinic scheduled
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Aspiring miners will have the chance to pick up a mother lode of information during a free basic prospecting skills workshop on May 30. Read more ...

Free videos aim to help commercial fishermen improve salmon quality
Capital City Weekly
As Alaska's most anticipated fishing season gets underway amid a global economic recession and lingering high fuel prices, fishermen will have to catch and deliver the highest quality fish possible if they want to make money. Read more ...

Fungus gnats survive winter half-frozen
Alaska Report
A few winters ago, Todd Sformo was out gathering hibernating insects from the woods near the Fairbanks International Airport. He searched for dead balsam poplar trees, looking for a beetle that spends its winters under the loose bark, exposed to the frigid air. Read more ...

Treasury of all that's Yup'ik honored with degree
Bristol Bay Times
Many lovingly say she's a treasure--within her unassuming frame is a lifetime of Yup'ik knowledge. Some say she's well-traveled having ventured around Alaska, the states and overseas to Germany. But now everyone can call her doctor. Read more ...

Carpenter ants carve annual swath of annoyed Alaskans
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Lock the doors. Bar the windows. Hide the children.The flying ants are here. Read more ...

Pingayak: Grads, let culture be your first guide
Tundra Drums
The 35th commencement exercises for University of Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus graduates played to an overflow crowd once again on May 8 at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. Read more ...