Each year, on the first Monday in June, Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning hosts an UAF Alumni to share their life experiences after they graduated from UAF.
This year, Vera Alexander will be joining us on Monday June 3rd, 2013.
Dr. Vera Alexander is dean and professor emerita at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is the first woman to receive a PhD at the University of Alaska, and a distinguished expert in the field of biological oceanography. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her service in the field of marine science. She has fulfilled many roles in her tenure at UAF and was the first dean of UAF’s School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, serving over 20 years in this capacity until her retirement in 2004. Vera served as the president of the board of directors for the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) was a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee for the Census of Marine Life for 12 years and a US Delegate to the North Pacific Research Organization (PICES) for 15 years. Vera also served on the Marine Mammal Commission for 16 years, 4 of those years as chair. She presently serves on the Science Panel for the North Pacific Research Board
Open the world up to your family with these weekly Monday presentations from UAF’s international community. Talks will be informal and emphasize the unique aspects of growing up in a different culture.
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