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Seawolf Weekly for August 20, 2014


University of Alaska Anchorage
Seawolf Weekly  
August 20, 2014

UAA professor uses Ebola drill to teach virology

UAA virologist Eric Bortz works in an NIH-funded global network monitoring respiratory pathogens like influenza. The West Africa Ebola outbreak, transmitted by contact with infected body fluids, offers his students the chance to understand how differing pathogens invade the body.


Confronting crises that emerge from the brain

What would you do if you saw someone who was ill or injured? You would probably rush to help. How about if you saw a person yelling at someone you couldn't see? Mental Health First Aid offers ways to help people with depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and other brain-based disorders.


Community Spotlight: Off the Chain

The seven-year-old “UAA Bike Club” stickers haven’t lost their green and gold shine just yet. The vivid stickers pop out throughout the workspace at Off the Chain, an Anchorage-based bicycle cooperative and growing city resource that owes much of its early momentum to the now-defunct group at UAA.


Biological clocks: Where arctic ground squirrels meet ‘social jet lag’

UAA researcher Loren Buck has been pondering the biological clocks of arctic ground squirrels for the better part of three decades. He's working to understand the persistence of their rhythms and how that might relate to human health.


View UAA Calendars

Campus Kick-Off 2014
Saturday, Aug. 23, 5 p.m.–Sunday, Aug. 24, 2 a.m.
UAA Cuddy Quad

Melody Swartz presents “Immunoengineering: A New Approach to Cancer Research and Beyond”
Sunday, Aug. 24, 4–5:30 p.m.
Student Union, South Cafeteria

Fall 2014: First day of classes
Monday, Aug. 25
UAA – All Campuses

Alaska Airlines Center Grand Opening Celebration
Sept. 5–14
Alaska Airlines Center


More podcasts...

Chartwell Lecture: Kevin Patterson, Anchorage Opera

2014 Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Reading Series - Rich Chiappone, Nancy Lord and Jo-Ann Mapson - July 20

2014 Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Readings: David Stevenson, John P. O’Grady and Anne Caston - July 22



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