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UAF in the news: week of Sept. 14, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

09/18/09

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 sees sweet success in growing apples in Fairbanks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks can make an unexpected boast this summer: How about those apples? Read more ...

Creamer's Field trip turns into ecological education for Joy Elementary students
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Chanting "One, two, three, four, kill vetch," two Joy Elementary School classes marched onto the Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge trail system Tuesday morning bent on a mission--to search for and destroy invading alien weeds. Read more ...

KUAC-TV plans equipment upgrades
KTUU
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- The public television station in Fairbanks will be off the air for almost two weeks for anyone without cable TV. Read more ...

Living on food stamps, Pt.2: Shopping on a $34 budget
KTUU
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Julia Sargent is a nutrition aid who works for the University of Alaska Fairbanks extension service. She's taking part in the food stamp challenge, too. Read more ...

University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers pushes for sustainability in speech
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers focused on a theme of sustainability during his convocation address Tuesday, saying wise decisions need to be made today to put the university in a better position in the future. Read more ...

Wilderness Society and UAF release new water report"
APRN
A new study conducted by scientists with the Wilderness Society and the University of Alaska Fairbanks examines how water resources in Alaska will be affected by global temperature increases. Read more ...

Arrrggghh. Fairbanks to be at center of International Talk Like a Pirate event
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- The University of Alaska Fairbanks and local community will be the official site for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Saturday, complete with a visit by Talk Like a Pirate Day co-founder Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers. Summers will be participating in a variety of public appearances and events around the community and on the UAF campus Sept. 18-19. Read more ...

Chambers to guide seafood growth
Bristol Bay Times
The Bristol Bay region has a new Marine Advisory Program agent. Longtime Naknek resident Izetta Chambers was hired by MAP to fill the vacant agent position in Bristol Bay. She earned a law degree from the University of Arizona and recently returned to Alaska. She began her job in mid-August. Read more ...

'Ex-gay' speaker sparks debate at UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A series of speeches by a visiting "ex-gay" evangelist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks--and the publicity that has accompanied his visit--is creating controversy on campus. Read more ...