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UAF in the news: week of Dec. 7, 2009

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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12/11/09

UAF pianist wins major Seattle music contest
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--University of Alaska's Ilia Radoslavov surpassed a milestone this fall after 20 years of dedicated piano playing. He took the gold in the prestigious Seattle International Piano Festival in October, winning a recording contract with Emergence Records to create his first full-length solo album. Read more ...

Carbon emissions increasing acidity in Alaskan seas
Christian Science Monitor
Beneath the sparkling waters of Resurrection Bay, where rich runs of salmon support thriving commercial fish harvests and humpback whales can be seen breaching just offshore in summertime, Jeremy Mathis sees signs of the way greenhouse gases are changing the world's oceans. Read more ...

Fairbanks area power plants produce little air pollution
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A study of emissions from the Fairbanks area's three power plants finds the plants, the most visible polluters, are a minor player when it comes to Fairbanks' pollution problems. Read more ...

Richard Wolfe: The branch president without a congregation
Mormon Times
STEVENSVILLE, Mont. -- Richard Wolfe donned many hats while raising a family in Alaska: bush pilot, chief of police and LDS branch president to a congregation that never met. Read more ...

Keeping It Frozen
Wall Street Journal
FAIRBANKS, Alaska--While the world debates the causes of climate change and what, if anything, to do about it, Alaskans are busy dealing with its consequences. Read more ...

Students traverse the continent on traveling map
Juneau Empire
Students from five different Juneau schools traveled all over North America last week. Some went to Maine. Some went to Canada. Some went to Mexico. Read more ...

Climate change's common ground
Alaska Dispatch
Alaska and the Arctic are proving to be hot topics at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, underway this week in Copenhagen. "Alaska is ground zero for global warming; everyone wants to know what's it's like here, what we have seen in our lifetime and what is still changing," University of Alaska Fairbanks student Loren Anderson said during a phone call Tuesday from Denmark. Read more ...

Dog noses continue to impress; hummingbird visits Bethel
Capital City Weekly
An article about the wonders of a dog's nose prompted a message about an example of that fine tool at work in Alaska. Jeff Smeenk of the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Palmer Research Center shared a story of two dogs that found both of his daughters as they were hiding in a grassy field. The dogs tracked the girls after sniffing a fingerprint each of them had pressed into a glass microscope slide. Read more ...

Marinette Marine nets $123 million contract
Green Bay Press Gazette
MARINETTE -- Marinette Marine Corp. in Marinette has secured a $123 million contract to build the 254-foot Alaska Region Research Vessel for the University of Alaska Fairbanks that will be capable of breaking ice more than two-and-half feet thick. Read more ...