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UAF in the news: week of Oct. 12, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

10/16/09

UAF student investors riding a wild economic year
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Thomas Fatica has a daily ritual that sets him apart from most of his classmates at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Soon after waking up each morning, the senior finance major takes some time to see how his stocks are weathering the worst economic stretch since the Great Depression. Read more ...

Exhibit puts Denali artists' work on display outside of park
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS -- Imagine spending 10 days in the shadow of North America's highest mountain with the sole task of capturing the view and your experience on paper or canvas, in clay or through some other material. Read more ...

Former Mainer now flies in Alaska
Central Maine Morning Sentinel
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A large bearskin rug dominates the wall behind Scott Quist's desk. Walrus tusks are mounted on the wall to his right. A wolfskin hangs in a corner across the room. Quist, an Alaska state trooper, has a job in some ways like a game warden in Maine. Read more ...

Foster served Alaskans with honor
Anchorage Daily News
Alaska lost a great champion with the passing away of Rep. Richard Foster. His years of dedicated service in the Alaska Legislature can easily be measured by the good he accomplished for our state and particularly for Northwest Alaska. Richard was the right person in the right place, doing the right job at the right time. His life counted. Read more ...

Leaves stuck on trees; tornado witnessed
Capital City Weekly
Recently, a few biologists at the Alaska Bird Observatory made an observation about our autumn. It appeared that the leaves were hanging on the trees for an extra-long time. An expert confirmed this. Read more ...

Stargazers set for Science Night
Peninsula Clarion
As the long, dark evenings of winter return, they bring with them a unique opportunity: to take in the celestial canopy above. And to better people's understanding of what they see when staring up at the night sky, the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska (CLCA) in Kenai will be hosting a Community Science Night from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Read more ...

Study: Arctic might alter Earth's climate
UPI
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've determined the arctic traps up to 25 percent of the net global carbon from atmospheric carbon dioxide. Read more ...

CoastWise Alaska offers free maritime news
The Cordova Times
CoastWise Alaska is a new, free, audio news and feature service that spotlights stories about coastal Alaska science, business, and the environment. Read more ...

UAF women's hockey debuts in Colorado
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The University of Alaska Fairbanks women's hockey club team makes its debut today in the University of Colorado Tournament in Boulder, Colo. Read more ...

The drive for compassion and understanding
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--"How I Learned to Drive" is a play about an inappropriate relationship between uncle and niece, but humor and the humanity of the two characters allows audience compassion. Read more ...