Aurora fall 2020

Professor recounts Walter Harper’s short life full of living

Professor recounts Walter Harper’s short life full of living

By Sam Bishop

While writing about the first man to stand atop Denali, Mary Ehrlander rekindled an old friendship.

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Why not do it with some style?

Why not do it with some style?

By Jeff Richardson

Rob Prince went to the Lower 48 and back in search of his personal time machine — a DeLorean.

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As gardening booms, UAF gives well-researched advice

As gardening booms, UAF gives well-researched advice

By Debbie Carter

The Cooperative Extension Service responds to resurgent interest in local food production.

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Alumni profiles

Taking on virus testing: Jayme Parker '19

Taking on virus testing: Jayme Parker '19

By Theresa Bakker

Jayme Parker found herself at the forefront as Alaska ramped up coronavirus testing.

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Caught in the epicenter: Qian Li ’12

Caught in the epicenter: Qian Li ’12

By JR Ancheta

When the coronavirus hit China, Qian Li was one of the first documentary filmmakers on scene.

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Plus

Research roundup

Research roundup

For decades, UAF's research has focused on challenges faced by people in the North.

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Nanook Nook: One alum’s powerfully sunny outlook

Nanook Nook: One alum’s powerfully sunny outlook

Jim White keeps inventing ways to go solar. He wants Alaskans to join him.

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Class notes and in memoriam

Class notes and in memoriam

See what UAF's alumni have been doing, and remember those no longer with us.

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Letters

Sept. 16, 2020

Dear editor:

I'm attaching a photo taken recently at the corner of Tanana Drive and North Tanana Drive. It shows a sweet little mushroom pushing her head upward through set asphalt. I hope you can publish it because it is obviously a symbol of so many things all over our campus that are tenaciously moving forward despite overwhelming obstacles.

Warm and friendly regards.

John Gimbel, professor
Department of Math and Statistics

Mushroom peeking up through asphalt on the corner of Tanana Drive and North Tanana Drive on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Photo courtesy of John Gimbel.