• Samara Taber, executive director of university advancement

    Friday Focus: Advancement resources

    December 02, 2022

    Recently, the chancellor's core cabinet had lunch with Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks - UAF's student government. As we went around the room making introductions, we were prompted to share what we are passionate about. As were many of the senators and executive leaders in the room, I am passionate about solving problems. If I can solve a problem by connecting someone to the right person or resource? Even better. I love making those connections.
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  • Minnie Naylor, Gabrielle Russell, and Donald Crocker have all recently received awards from the University of Alaska Fairbanks for their outstanding dedication.

    Rural Student Services advisors recognized for their service

    December 01, 2022

    Several Rural Student Services advisors have been recognized for their commitment to student success. Minnie Naylor, Gabrielle Russell, and Donald Crocker have all recently received awards from the University of Alaska Fairbanks for their outstanding dedication.
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  • Charles Mason stands by camera and van.

    Aurora: Striving for imperfection

    November 30, 2022

    Charles Mason embraces the chaos of collodion photography, returning to an archaic technique after mastering the digital revolution.
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  • A man works on a solar panel

    ACEP Expands Summer Internship Program for 2023

    November 30, 2022

    Interns have played an integral role in the UAF Alaska Center for Energy and Power’s development and growth, and in return ACEP has provided a launch pad for interns to continue their professional careers. In 2022, ACEP hired 16 interns who worked in almost all aspects of the organization. We’re excited to announce the expansion of the 2023 summer undergraduate internship program.
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    Twelve Days of Google

    November 28, 2022

    Join UAF eCampus instructional designers for quick, immediately usable tips for working with Google for Education tools. Reserve your seat for any/all sessions Dec. 1-16 from noon to 12:30 p.m.
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  • Two students sit in a library to pose for a photo.

    Today is Giving Tuesday – Give to United Way

    November 28, 2022

    If you haven't already given to United Way, Giving Tuesday is a great time. Giving Tuesday, established in 2012, is a movement that unleashes the power of "Radical Generosity" around the world. Radical Generosity is defined as the concept that the suffering of others should be as intolerable to us as our own suffering.
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  • Chad Oleson serves as the program manager for the Northwest Campus.

    November rural staff spotlight: Chad Oleson

    November 28, 2022

    Chad Oleson serves as the program manager for the Northwest Campus. Chad keeps the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus running with his rock solid responses to any issues, peoples, and questions that come his way -- on top of his regular duties.
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  • Two men stand by a water tank

    McGrath looks to the future, strives for sustainable, low-cost energy

    November 28, 2022

    Located in Interior Alaska, McGrath sits on an oxbow of the Kuskokwim River. As a participant in the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project, the community is seeking solutions for affordable and sustainable energy to spur future community growth and prosperity.
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  • Graduate student organizational development survey

    November 28, 2022

    University staff and faculty are invited to participate in an organizational development survey. Graduate student Carla Browning is conducting this research as part of a University of Alaska Southeast Master of Public Administration capstone course, PADM 690-JD1. The research provides employees with an opportunity to share their experiences.
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  • EPSCoR and INBRE to offer "IGNITE" Professional Development Seminar

    November 28, 2022

    The Alaska NSF EPSCoR and Alaska NIH INBRE programs will hold a professional development workshop Jan. 11-12, 2023, entitled “IGNITE: Individual Growth and New Ideas through EPSCoR/INBRE.” The workshop will include three separate tracks for faculty, staff and students (both graduate and upper-division undergraduates).
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  • Two women speak in a room with an open computer

    Electric vehicle community meetings strengthen UAF research relationships

    November 28, 2022

    Community connections were strengthened in Kotzebue at a public meeting that took place at the UAF Chukchi Campus, and through one-on-one interviews with local partners about electric vehicles and their place in their Arctic community.
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  • UAF Community and Technical College student wearing her cap and gown while standing in front of the CTC building. The words

    CTC Registration Week, Nov. 28-Dec. 1

    November 28, 2022

    It’s time to register for spring 2023 classes at the UAF Community and Technical College! Join us at CTC downtown on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4-6 p.m. to enjoy free food while shopping for your future among over 40 of our programs.
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  • A researcher stands by his poster at a science conference.

    Share AGU posters with your colleagues

    November 23, 2022

    Mather Library and Rasmuson Library invite everyone presenting a poster at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in Chicago to participate in a pre-conference poster session in the Mather Library on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 1-3 p.m.
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  • UAF Chancellor Dan White

    Friday Focus: The Troth Yeddha' Indigenous Studies Center – coming soon to UAF!

    November 23, 2022

    Last Saturday evening, a number of UAF faculty, staff and students attended the First Alaskans Institute Annual Howard Rock and Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala. FAI is a non-profit organization committed to advancing Alaska Natives through community engagement, information and research, collaboration, and leadership development. UAF has partnered with FAI in numerous ways. Hopefully you have heard me talk about the dialogue agreements that help to guide the ways that we agree to engage with one another. I am thankful for the dialogue agreements that we borrow from FAI.
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  • A student researcher getting samples from a lake.

    Aurora: Diving into Alaska's DNA

    November 23, 2022

    Using genomics technology, UAF students extract insights from the information soup swimming in Alaska's aquatic ecosystems.
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  • Tommy Sheridan

    Sheridan joins Alaska Blue Economy Center

    November 23, 2022

    Tommy Sheridan has joined UAF's Alaska Blue Economy Center as its associate director. He'll serve concurrently as the site coordinator for the Cordova Community Innovation Hub through the Alaska Regional Collaboration for Technology Innovation and Commercialization program.
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  • Compliance Alliance Tips and Facts

    November 22, 2022

    The Compliance Alliance committee was created in Fall 2021 to focus on the many compliance requirements at UAF. We would like to share the following compliance tip or fact with you this week.
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  • Portrait of Denise Kind

    Nanook Navigator and Student Success Spotlight: Denise Kind

    November 21, 2022

    The Nanook Navigator and Student Success spotlight for November is Denise Kind. Denise is an associate professor in the College of Natural Science and Mathematics in the Department of Biology and Wildlife.
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  • Torrey McClain is on the far right, standing with three fellow officers, and three officers from last year's lineup of national student officers. (Credit: Educators Rising Alaska staff)

    Educators Rising Alaska student officer elected national president

    November 21, 2022

    Educators Rising Alaska is celebrating the accomplishments of one of its high school students. Torrey McClain, a senior at Palmer High School, was elected president of the Educators Rising national student officers.
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  • Peter Westley holds a salmon briefly just above the water of a river in Alaska.

    Peter Westley named finalist for 2022 edX prize

    November 21, 2022

    Peter Westley, an associate professor at UAF's College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, is among 10 finalists for the 2022 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning.
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  • Please consider giving to United Way

    November 18, 2022

    So far in the 2022 UAF United Way Campaign, we are just shy of six percent toward our goal of $40,000. I’m writing to share why I am committed to giving to the United Way every year, how I got involved, and how little you can give that makes a huge difference! Please consider giving a small, recurring payroll deduction to United Way of the Tanana Valley.
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  • Join the Staff Recognition and Development Day committee

    November 18, 2022

    Hello staff and faculty! If you would like to assist with putting together the Staff Recognition and Development Day, please join us! We are looking for anyone wanting to work on the committee or assist during the event.
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  • A line of college students on a stage.

    UAF student wins scholarship to attend national conference

    November 18, 2022

    Karsten Sierra wanted to go to the national conference of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society this year, but the costs presented a challenge.
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  • UAF staff member Sarah Garcia's Christmas tree.

    Combat the winter with Staff Council

    November 17, 2022

    The University Advocacy Committee is starting a conversation about what staff members do or experience during the winter times that helps them stay healthy and happy. We will be posting some questions for staff (faculty can join in too), and we will collect responses and photos for over a few weeks then send out another post such as this with a new link to the next week or two's questions and some of the responses we received from the previous questions.
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  • Students and teacher in an elementary classroom.

    STEM fellowships available for education students

    November 16, 2022

    Education students: create a series of STEM lessons and you could earn $2,500! You must be an elementary or secondary teacher education student doing a classroom practicum. Students are encouraged to incorporate NASA education materials in all classrooms, including visual and performing arts, social studies, health and physical education, and the humanities. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
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