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UAF in the news: week of Nov. 9, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

11/13/09

UAF lands $4.6 million for geothermal research
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have received a $4.6 million federal grant to study the energy-producing potential of a vast hot springs on the Seward Peninsula. Read more ...

EPA issues more toxin protections for fish, shellfish
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Fish and shellfish will soon get more protection from mercury and other toxins in the atmosphere that end up in U.S. waters. Read more ...

UAF eyes collaboration with city engineering colleges
Indian Express
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, the US, is looking for collaborative arrangement with city engineering colleges, in which students can have a common engineering degree and an opportunity to study for two years in Pune and two years at UAF. Read more ...

Chicken U.
Frontiersman
PALMER--Just because your Alaska chicken quit laying eggs doesn't mean she needs to go in the slow-roaster. She might just need to see the light. Read more ...

UAF group honors anniversary of Berlin Wall's demolition
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The fall of the Berlin Wall two decades ago was arguably the result of a grass-roots effort to protest communist control and support German reunification. Read more ...

Enrollment climbs at UAF campuses
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The poor economy, more rural students and fewer dropouts are being credited for an enrollment spike at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more ...

UAF student enlists grandfather's help in translating tapes of old Gwitch'in stories
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Two generations separate the Rev. Trimble Gilbert and his grandson Matthew Gilbert. Read more ...

Big country, big college
Kennebec Journal
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- It's hard for people in the Lower 48 to understand the size of the university that Brian Rogers leads. Read more ...

Scientist: Climate change 'the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced'
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--Michael Schlesinger delivered a grim message at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Wednesday: Dealing with the problem of global climate change is going to be rough. Read more ...

Permafrost near the equator to hummingbirds near the subarctic
Alaska Dispatch
Scientist and explorer Kenji Yoshikawa found permafrost on Mount Kilimanjaro, a volcano in Tanzania. During a September climb of Africa's highest peak (19,331 feet), the University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher found permafrost not beneath the summit glaciers, but down the mountain a bit, at about 15,400 feet. Read more ...