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

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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UAF researchers chart tsunami danger to coastal towns
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--A team of University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers traveled to Seward last week to deliver the news: The Kenai Peninsula coastal community is a candidate to be inundated by a massive tsunami. Read more ...
Nichols honored at Fairplay ceremony
Park County Republican and Fairplay Flume
Gary Nichols, director of tourism and community development for Park County, was honored on Dec. 5 with the True Pioneer Award from the South Park Chamber of Commerce. He was presented with the award at the Town of Fairplay's "A Real Colorado Christmas" festivities, which occurred in conjunction with the Fairplay Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 5. Read more ...
Art sale brings in money, life lessons to UAF students
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The learning curve of University of Alaska Fairbanks student potters and printmakers goes beyond their artwork. Read more ...
Alaska governor gives UAF science building a big boost
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS--The proposed University of Alaska Fairbanks life sciences facility received hefty support from the governor's office Saturday.
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Glaciers, bears, trips to Denali just another day on the job for UAF's Oldmixon
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS - Anybody whose profession involves outdoor recreation in Alaska has heard it often enough that it becomes a cliche: "You have the best job in the world." Read more ...
Alaska's super-cool bug blood
Alaska Dispatch
Imagine -- ice cream without freezer burn, freeze-resistant strawberries, the ability to pour concrete in cold weather and nontoxic deicing solutions for aircraft. Thanks to a breakthrough discovery about a nearly freeze-proof Alaskan bug -- the beetle Upis ceramboides -- scientists may be one step closer to creating such realities. Read more ...
Clearer skies ahead: Arctic haze on the wane
Capital City Weekly
Arctic haze, a blob of dirty air that fuzzes up Alaska views in springtime, seems to be losing its punch. Read more ...
Mysterious collapse of reindeer herd blamed on freak storms
SAN FRANCISCO--On a remote island in the Bering Strait during World War II, a tiny band of Americans ran a radar station. Twenty-nine reindeer were placed on St. Matthew Island with them, to be eaten in case of emergency. Read more ...