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UAF in the news: week of Aug. 31, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Read about UAF faculty and staff members, institutes, students and alumni in media reports throughout the state, nation and world in this week's edition of "UAF in the news."

UAF shows enrollment increases"
Fall classes started today at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and enrollment is up. UAF Admissions Director Mike Earnest says over 7,600 students signed up for classes, a seven percent increase over this time last year. Read more ...

A bear encounter while hunting moose
Alaska Report
TOK--It was a cool morning on a fall day in September. As I woke up on my cot, I could smell the smoke lingering on my clothing. The conversations and dirty jokes from the night before around the campfire were still gurgling in my mind; I was also thinking about the moose I shot the day before, pondering how such a majestic animal could be taken with such a small object like a bullet. Read more ...

The beautiful duckling
Globe and Mail
Maybe it was the private room with soft moss for nesting. Maybe it was the duck penthouse about 20 centimetres off the ground to simulate the raised ridges upon which Steller's eiders like to breed in arctic Alaska. Maybe it was the older guy who had done some living on the wild side. Read more ...

The woman behind the man behind the president
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Soon after Barack Obama won last year's presidential election, the News-Miner reported on the Alaska ties of one of the new president's senior advisors, Pete Rouse. It's worth knowing more about those ties because they tell us something about Alaska's early years. Read more ...

UAF women's hockey schedules tryout
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The University of Alaska Fairbanks women's club hockey team is conducting its first tryout at 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 8 in the Patty Center. Read more ...

UAF makes room for an influx of students
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Scott and Kaylee Watson missed the rush by waiting until 4 p.m. to wheel Kaylee's stuff into Moore Hall. Read more ...

UAF prepares for swine flu outbreak
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--If a recipe existed for transmitting the H1N1 swine flu virus, it might go something like this: Take thousands of young adults from all across the state and country, add a communal living area, then mix shared bathrooms, work spaces and dining areas. Read more ...

Dreams come true in Alaska
Anthony Wallace '03 (business administration) has reached another milestone in a growing list of achievements. Read more ...

Reunion brings accomplished artists together in Aiken
On the Artside blog
It would be hard to fault Kesler Woodward if he had decided to skip his 40th high school reunion. His home in Fairbanks, Alaska, is about as far across the country as you can get from Aiken, S.C., but he'll be joining Linda Prior Hunley and Esther Randall next week at the Aiken Center for the Arts, where the three accomplished artists are featured in a special Aiken High School Class of 1969 exhibit. A reception is scheduled Sept. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Read more ...

Sea otters pose big threat to Southeast fisheries
Capital City Weekly
Several things pose dangers to various fisheries in Alaska, but there is one big threat in the Panhandle that is seldom mentioned: sea otters. Read more ...