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GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE (GEIR) None 

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE (GEIR)

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.

GeoFORCE seeks students from rural Interior Alaska None 

GeoFORCE seeks students from rural Interior Alaska

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.

Bartlett and Knapp selected as 2017 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence recipients None 

Bartlett and Knapp selected as 2017 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence recipients

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.

Oceanography opens UAF researcher to global possibilities None 

Oceanography opens UAF researcher to global possibilities

Mark Johnson may hold the world record for largest geographic range in which someone has practiced tai chi.

Crossing the divide into a new world None 

Crossing the divide into a new world

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.

AFP ALASKA SUPPORTS NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS None 

AFP ALASKA SUPPORTS NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Alaska Chapter announces scholarship recipients from across Alaska’s non-profit.

New language developed in UAF linguistics course None 

New language developed in UAF linguistics course

"Nix fadstälnaw r”idi chyai" means “Let’s explore somewhere new” in Fosk, a language constructed by students in a linguistics course at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Unmanned aircraft go beyond line of sight None 

Unmanned aircraft go beyond line of sight

A University of Alaska Fairbanks team and a Canadian company have flown an unmanned aircraft beyond the line of sight for the first time as part of efforts to bring such aircraft to northern airports.

A new model yields insights into glaciers’ retreats and advances None 

A new model yields insights into glaciers’ retreats and advances

A University of Alaska Fairbanks study looking at the physics of tidewater glaciers has yielded new insights into what drives their retreat-and-advance cycles and the role that climate plays in these cycles.

UAA professor finds potential market for wild Alaska salmon, in China None 

UAA professor finds potential market for wild Alaska salmon, in China

Qiujie “Angie” Zheng grew up in the coastal city of Tianjin, China, a place brimming with a rich selection of seafood. There, she could see tanks of live seafood stocked with all kinds of fish, ocean crab, lobster, shrimp — even turtles. Salmon was one of the fish she ate there, farmed Atlantic salmon.