Gunnar Knapp, professor emeritus of economics at ISER, and Michelle Bartlett, director of UAF's Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning program, have been awarded the 2017 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. The UA Foundation awards the prize annually to recognize excellence in support of the University of Alaska, and this year marks the first time the foundation split the honor between two candidates it found equally deserving. Both will receive $10,000.
On your mark, get set, go! The Alaska Distance Classic will take place this Saturday at the APU Atwood Center at 9 a.m. Formerly known as the Alaska 10K Classic, The Alaska Distance Classic will consist of a 5K, 10K, and a Double-Up, where runners can participate in the 5K and 10K, and earn a special finishers award. This race will bring individuals from all over Alaska as they participate in one of Alaska’s oldest races.
August, here so soon. And we just passed Trans-Alaska Pipeline mile 100, which means that distance remains on our summer hike from Valdez to Prudhoe Bay. My dog Cora and I started walking on April 30, which means we’re in our fifth month of sleeping outside.
For logistics professionals, the North isn’t an outpost. It’s the center of the world. Just ask Darren Prokop, a logistics professor at University of Alaska Anchorage. Alaska-centrality defines Prokop’s teaching style, as well as his external work.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is sponsoring UAF Day at the Tanana Valley State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 8. UAF employees, students, alumni and friends are encouraged to wear UAF apparel to show their school pride.
On Monday, August 7, 2017, meet the Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), Nigel Sharp, at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s weekly “Make it Monday” forum. The GEIR program is an opportunity for UAA to exponentially strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Alaska. Through the GEIR initiative UAA will not only advance entrepreneurial mentoring, and related teaching with our UAA faculty, students, and alumni, but also engage the community in a bridging dialogue to continue to advance the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
A University of Alaska Fairbanks program that brings rural high school students on geological field trips across the state and nation during the summer is looking for students from Interior Alaska.
The University of Alaska Foundation announced today that long-time academic leaders Michelle Bartlett and Gunnar Knapp will receive the 2017 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. Bartlett, director of Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Gunnar Knapp, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage, will each receive $10,000 for their significant contributions to the University of Alaska.
Mark Johnson may hold the world record for largest geographic range in which someone has practiced tai chi.
On our summer-long hike along the path of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, this morning my dog Cora and I left the last tangle of boreal forest along America’s highway system. We walked away from a campsite of white spruce and balsam poplar that shielded us during a rain and wind storm the day before.