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UAF in the news: week of June 29, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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University of Alaska Museum of the North offers free family passes
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Ten free family passes to the University of Alaska Museum of the North will be up for grabs at public libraries starting Wednesday, a museum official said. Read more ...

UAF prof has plans for state energy policy"
A University of Alaska Fairbanks professor is offering a plan for the state's energy and economic future. Read more ...

Shell gives UAF $175,000 for research
Petroleum News Alaska
Shell has given the University of Alaska Fairbanks a grant of $175,000 for Arctic research. Pete Slaiby, Shell Alaska general manager, presented a check to UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers at a Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce luncheon June 16. Read more ...

Freecycling concept comes to University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Money was no good at the first Really Free Market on Saturday on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Read more ...

Scientists discover track of soaring prehistoric creature
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
While hiking a hillside in Denali National Park last July, Steve Hasiotis bent down and picked up a rock. Its curious shape, like a plaster cast of a giant bird track, made him ponder the rock for a second before handing it to Tony Fiorillo. Fiorillo looked at it and confirmed they had found a missing piece of Alaska during the time of the dinosaurs. Read more ...

The environmental risks of arctic shipping
New York Times
As the Arctic warms, an expected increase in shipping threatens to introduce invasive species, harm existing marine wildlife and lead to damaging oil spills, according to a recent report from the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum of Arctic nations. Read more ...

Nanooks make strong showing in classroom
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Student-athletes at the University of Alaska Fairbanks posted a cumulative 3.25 grade point average for the 2008-09 academic year, the program's highest ever, according to an athletics department release Monday evening. Read more ...

Scientists lower Alaska volcano threat level
Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)--Alaskans can put away their dust masks and spare air filters, for now, because Mount Redoubt seems to have cooled off since its last major eruption nearly three months ago. Read more ...

Thawing permafrost could emit massive amounts of greenhouse gases
While politicians around the world debate how to reduce human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, scientists are making some unsettling discoveries about another developing greenhouse gas problem: nature's own emissions. Read more ...