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Lifestyles of the modern and ancient

Lifestyles of the modern and ancient

By Jeff Richardson

By studying isotopes found in animals, researcher Matthew Wooller and his team learn what they ate and where they lived.

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Fred Calef stands in front of the high bay at the Spacecraft Assembly Facility, with a view into the clean room with the Perseverance rover (upside down) in the background. Photos courtesy of Fred Calef and NASA.

Mapping for Mars rovers: Former UAF grad student has an out-of-this-world job

By Rod Boyce

Fred Calef is on the NASA team that creates maps of where the Perseverance rover has been and where it’s going.

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Alumni profiles

Bathroom beer launches career: Glenn Brady '93

Bathroom beer launches career:
Glenn Brady ’93

By Jeff Richardson

Silver Gulch grew from just a single employee more than two decades ago to a payroll of about 150. Then 2020 challenged it all.

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In a tough year, she helps others find UAF: Ray Alda '21

In a tough year, she inspires others to succeed:
Ray Alda ’21

By Sam Bishop

Her Filipino family gave her skills to work hard, persevere through hardship and empathize with all.

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Plus

An illustration shows a pair of adult tyrannosaurs and their young living in the Arctic during the Cretaceous Period. Art by James Havens.

Dinos and urchins and volcanoes, oh my!

UAF researchers reveal insights into odd phenomena — both new and (very) old.

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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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