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UAF in the news: week of Aug. 17, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

08/21/09

University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management offering $10,000 for the best idea
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--If you've got the plans for the next iPod, hula hoop or internal-combustion engine--but don't know how to market it--the University of Alaska School of Management has got a deal for you. Read more ...

Researchers: turf grass makes runways safer
KTUU
PALMER, Alaska --Researchers with the University of Alaska Fairbanks are testing a type of grass that could make gravel runway strips safer for airplanes. Read more ...

Consultant says UAF needs to reform its image, highlight student research
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The University of Alaska motto is "Ad Summum," meaning to the highest point. A new consultant's report suggests that it's not far-fetched for UAF to elevate its position in the academic world to "one of the premier student-focused research universities in the country." Read more ...

Creamer's Field biologist is living the dream
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A light rain fell as Laurie Boeck began her daily walk around Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge early one morning last week to count birds. Read more ...

Alaska Robotics artists leave their marks on Juneau
Capital City Weekly
Sarah Asper-Smith, Lou Logan, Pat Race and Aaron Suring are four creative artists who have joined forces to make their unique mark on Juneau's art scene. With various specialties and overlapping interests, the members of this creative quartet each do their part to contribute to the collective in their own ways. Read more ...

Alaska students recount out-of-this-world experience
Juneau Empire
KENAI - Indescribable. Unlike anything else. Too unique for words. For four local University of Alaska Fairbanks students, words can't express the experience of floating in zero gravity. Read more ...

Women's club hockey could be history in the making
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
They'll be known this fall as the first members of the University of Alaska Fairbanks women's club hockey team. Read more ...

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