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  • UAF hosting virtual STEMcon for K-12, public

    UAF hosting virtual STEMcon for K-12, public

    December 06, 2019

    Students and members of the public throughout Alaska will be able to virtually join University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists at the American Geophysical Union’s 2019 fall meeting Dec. 9-13, 2019. The online event, “UAF STEMcon: #AGU19,” will include stories, live events, video lectures and other science resources to help participants explore one of the world’s […]
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  • Redoubt’s big impact 30 years ago

    Redoubt’s big impact 30 years ago

    December 05, 2019

    On Dec. 15, 1989, a pilot who had flown a 747 passenger jet all the way from Amsterdam was looking forward to landing in Anchorage. Descending over Southcentral Alaska, he and his co-pilot saw what looked like an inky storm cloud ahead. What happened next changed how we monitor volcanoes all over the world and made the Alaska Volcano Observatory what it is today.
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  • IARC to host First Friday event

    December 04, 2019

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ International Arctic Research Center will host a First Friday event in the Akasofu Building lobby on Dec. 6.
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  • Plastic discs keep returning home

    Plastic discs keep returning home

    November 27, 2019

    In August, University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist Ben Jones was hiking near Drew Point on the northern coast of Alaska. He noticed pilot Jim Webster walking toward him, while flicking a little yellow Frisbee his way. That yellow plastic disc, about 7 inches round, had a message stamped on it: If the finder returned it to the Geophysical Institute at UAF, he or she would receive a $1 reward.
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