• Photo of Anupma Prakash, provost and executive vice chancellor, outside on the UAF campus.

    Friday Focus: What does a provost do?

    June 30, 2022

    Four years back when I accepted the provost and executive vice chancellor position, the first question my father asked me was, "what does it mean to be a provost and what does a provost do?" In the universities in India, this title is typically not used. Though many academic institutions in the U.S. have a provost, I still get the same question quite frequently.
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  • Chancellor Dan White

    Budget update: June 29, 2022

    June 29, 2022

    Yesterday, Governor Dunleavy released the State of Alaska FY23 budget, marking the completion of the state appropriations process and the first operating and capital budget increases since prior to FY20.
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  • 50th anniversary of Title IX and release of proposed rules

    June 29, 2022

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 barring sex discrimination, has stood as a cornerstone of equal access to education at federally funded institutions. Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released new proposed rules on Title IX.
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  • New interface for UA HR requests coming soon

    June 29, 2022

    As we bid a fond farewell to Spoke, effective July 1, 2022, HR employees and customers will have a new streamlined interface (Enterprise Service management or ESM) for submitting requests via UA HR's website.
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  • Frank Keim’s illustrations of the various birds on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

    Aurora: Nanook Nook: Birds of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

    June 29, 2022

    Frank Keim ’66, ’73 has studied, drawn and written for decades about some of the unique avian residents of the Bering Sea.
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  • Bryana Garcia-DeLaCruz at UAF’s 2022 commencement.

    UAF scholarship supports LGBTQ2IA+ students since 2011

    June 29, 2022

    As we near the end of celebrating Pride month at UAF, we would like to highlight a scholarship that supports LGBTQ2IA+ students and allies from the UAF community. In 2011, a group of UAF alumni and friends established the LGBT Friends and Allies Scholarship. This UAF scholarship is the only one of its kind in the University of Alaska system.
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  • June 30 Music in the Garden moved to Great Hall

    June 29, 2022

    The UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning concert series Music in the Garden will move to the Great Hall for June 30 because of the unhealthy air quality due to smoke.
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  • Ashley Munro has been selected as the new Financial Aid Director for UAF.

    Ashley Munro to lead Financial Aid

    June 27, 2022

    Ashley Munro has been selected as the new Financial Aid Director. She began her work in the UAF Financial Aid Office in 2008 striving to provide the best service to students. While working to support the strategic enrollment goals of UAF, she has led the office through a variety of process improvements.
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  • Photo of student walking on a campus for the Amazon Prime series The College Tour

    UAF casting for The College Tour

    June 27, 2022

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks is currently casting students for The College Tour, an Amazon Prime streaming series, and we're looking for fun and engaging students to be featured in our episode!
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  • Photo of Brittany Van Eck, UAF space planner and leasing manager.

    Our Corner of Space: Maintaining an accurate Facilities Inventory Database

    June 27, 2022

    In the previous space column, I introduced my position and some higher level goals. This month I wanted to share some insight into what goes into a Facilities Inventory Database. I’ve gotten to spend time with some of you doing walkthroughs of many buildings on the Troth Yeddha' campus, but for those who I haven’t talked to, or who have seen me from a distance and wanted to know what I’m working on – this one’s for you!
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  • Photo of an LP on a record player

    LPs, records for sale in UAF Music Department

    June 24, 2022

    The genres available for purchase include Dixieland, Jazz, Blues, Christmas, Music Theater, Big Band and Classical.
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  • UAF Chancellor Dan White

    Friday Focus: Understanding privilege

    June 24, 2022

    UAF leadership has nearly completed a 6-segment training on diversity, equity and inclusion, specifically focused on racism. In last month's training we discussed privilege. The training was mainly on what privilege means, how we understand it in our university context, and how we take action to create equity.
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  • Free Pride swag table setup at Ice Cream Thursdays outside the Wood Center.

    Pride Month Moment: Supporting Pride all year

    June 24, 2022

    As a community, let's celebrate Pride the right way, as a university full of love and support, year-round. Support your friends, family, students, co-workers, and fellow community members by showing up for them in the day-to-day and at events and programs during Pride month, LGBTQ+ History Month, UAF's Pride week, Lavender Graduation, and other UAF celebrations and observances.
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  • Headshot photo of Bryan Hoppough, the new UAF Human Resources senior business partner.

    Bryan Hoppough announced as new UAF HR senior business partner

    June 24, 2022

    University of Alaska Human Resources has selected Bryan Hoppough to serve in the role as the UAF senior business partner (SBP). Hoppough will transition into the position after serving 26 years with the Alaska Air National Guard's 168th Wing at Eielson Air Force Base.
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  • UAF Field Safety Emergency Plan

    June 24, 2022

    UAF is working to improve its Field Safety Emergency Plans (FSEP) for those traveling to field locations within the United States and abroad. The UAF FSEP is intended to provide UAF travelers with a sound action plan to cope with emergencies that may be encountered during official travel.
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  • Ethics Act compliance and annual disclosure of employment or services outside UA

    June 22, 2022

    All University employees (including regular, term, temporary, student and full and part-time faculty and staff) are responsible for complying with the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act (Alaska Statute 39.52). The Act sets standards for how we do our University jobs, and to a lesser extent, may limit our non-University activities.
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  • UAF COVID-19 event planning guidance

    June 22, 2022

    As things have begun to feel a bit more normal, it's important to remember there are still requirements and recommendations for hosting events on campus.
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  • Steve Holmberg. UAF photo by Megan Bean.

    Aurora: Steve Holmberg '89: Still singing strong

    June 22, 2022

    Steve Holmberg's high school experience with UAF's summer arts camps inspired him to create an endowment so future students can enjoy similar programs.
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  • Northrim Bank gift benefits UAF business education

    June 17, 2022

    A recent Northrim Bank gift to programs across the University of Alaska system included $50,000 for the UAF College of Business and Security Management.
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  • Julie Queen, UAF vice chancellor for administrative services, and Ronnie Houchin pause at the Pride Month swag and information table set up at Ice Cream Thursdays at the Wood Center on UAF's Troth Yeddha’ Campus in Fairbanks.

    Friday Focus: Summer daylight enhances celebration season

    June 17, 2022

    Happy (almost) Summer Solstice! On June 21, the longest day of summer, Fairbanks can expect a setting sun at 12:47 a.m., which rises again at 2:57 a.m. With just under 22 hours of daylight and some "usable twilight" it gives us a full day here in Fairbanks to enjoy all of the local festivities. For Chukchi Campus, UAF's only campus above the Arctic Circle, Nanooks in Kotzebue will get to experience a full 24 hours of daylight! For many, this is the most exciting part of summer and the buzz of events and time for getting together is even more appreciated after the past several years.
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  • A pride desk display shows support for the LGBTQ2IA+ community at the UAF Troth Yeddha’ Campus in Fairbanks.

    Pride Month Moment: Stonewall Uprising

    June 17, 2022

    As we move through Pride Month, it is important to explore the history and struggles and honor the strength of the queer community. On June 28, 1969, the New York Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn, a New York City gay bar. The patrons of Stonewall Inn fought back, catalyzing the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. The next year, marches in multiple cities commemorated the Stonewall Uprising.
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  • Students gain energy research experience through ACEP Undergraduate Summer Internships

    June 15, 2022

    The research-focused ACEP Undergraduate Summer Internship program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain hands-on research experience and skill development in the energy industry.
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  • Students exam the eroding coastal soils

    Aurora: Erosion warriors: UAF students join battle against slumping soils

    June 15, 2022

    Chris Maio and his students document coastal and river erosion to help Alaska communities deal with the growing problem.
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  • Teaching Tip: Why you should use non-disposable assignments

    June 15, 2022

    How many of your assessments are disposable? What is a renewable assignment? How might an assessment add value to the world outside the classroom? This Teaching Tip will attempt to answer these questions and more.
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  • ABEC transitions from CFOS to VCR office

    June 15, 2022

    UAF's Alaska Blue Economy Center is transitioning from the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
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