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UAF in the news: week of Oct. 19, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


Bachelor of the arts world
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--It's been nine years since the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has sponsored an exhibition for undergraduate artists. Read more ...

Mobile reindeer processing unit deployed to Nome
Alaska Dispatch
Like herds of northern cattle that lived on tundra plants, more than 600,000 reindeer ranged over Alaska less than a century ago. Read more ...

Global warming threatens to upset arctic carbon trapping
The US Geological Survey, in partnership with the Ecological Society of America, University of Alaska Fairbanks published the results of a study on the changing climate and the important role that the Arctic plays in sequestering carbon. Read more ...

Museum of the North exhibit designer retires after 30 years
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Wanda Chin, longtime exhibit designer at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, will be retiring at the end of the month after 30 years on the museum staff. Read more ...

U. of Alaska rejects retaliation claim from scientist who criticized big oil
Chronicle of Higher Education
A prominent University of Alaska marine-conservation specialist appears to have lost a battle against changes in his working conditions that he had blamed on his institution's unwillingness to alienate the oil industry, which holds considerable sway in his state. Read more ...

Celebration brings writers, authors back from the grave
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--If you're not dead tonight at the 19th Annual Dead Writer's Celebration, then you might as well be a nobody. Feel free to come as you are, but if you want a shot at some cool prizes, come as your favorite dead author, poet, journalist, philosopher or songwriter. Read more ...

Photographer snaps up Juror's Choice Award
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Twenty four years ago, the Fairbanks Arts Association began the 64th Parallel juried art exhibit to showcase local artists. Today, that show has become one of the more popular shows in the state representing art in many forms including clay, sculpture, mixed media, watercolor, drawing, pastels, video and photography. Read more ...

Community welcomes UA Museum of the North director
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Three weeks since arriving from the warmth of New Zealand, Carol Diebel, the new director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North, said she hasn't noticed Alaska's cold. Read more ...

Senungetuk among featured artists
The Tundra Drums
A new special exhibit featuring the work of Denali's Artists-in-Residence program is on display at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks. Read more ...