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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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  • UAF STEMcon: #AGU19

    UAF STEMcon: #AGU19

    November 26, 2019

    Join University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists at the American Geophysical Union's 2019 fall meeting. This page is the hub for stories, videos, live events and resources to help you virtually explore one of the world's largest scientific meetings with researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
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  • UAF leads project to map hydrocarbon seeps on Alaska seafloor

    UAF leads project to map hydrocarbon seeps on Alaska seafloor

    November 21, 2019

    Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks are mapping oil and gas seeps off Alaska’s coast to better understand hydrocarbon resources and seafloor ecosystems.
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  • Report suggests how to prepare for Arctic oil spills

    Report suggests how to prepare for Arctic oil spills

    November 20, 2019

    Communities can build their resilience to disruptive oil spills by using new reports from workshops held in Alaska and across the nation. Participants at the Anchorage workshop, Feb. 20–21, said researchers and spill responders should better include the public, particularly residents directly affected by spills.
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  • Alaska Sea Grant task force established

    November 14, 2019

    The task force will look at options for structuring the placement of Alaska Sea Grant. The next meeting is Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.
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  • UAF physics students host stargazing event and open house

    UAF physics students host stargazing event and open house

    November 12, 2019

    The Society of Physics Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a free stargazing open house Nov. 15. The family-friendly event also will feature interactive physics demonstrations inside the Reichardt Building on the Fairbanks campus.
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  • Advisors take note: DEVM now MATH

    Advisors take note: DEVM now MATH

    November 11, 2019

    The subject designator for all pre-GER mathematics courses will change from DEVM to MATH effective spring 2020.
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  • Talk: ‘When a Scientist Needs to Advocate’

    Talk: ‘When a Scientist Needs to Advocate’

    November 11, 2019

    Stephanie Quinn-Davidson will reflect on her decision to join the "Stand for Salmon" campaign and her experience with it.
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  • Which came first in Alaska: cabins or bats?

    Which came first in Alaska: cabins or bats?

    November 08, 2019

    Wow, do Alaskans love bats! Last week’s column on little brown bats inspired three times the comments I usually get. People rang in with bat sightings from Nikiski to North Pole; a few offered up their secret spots to scientists who might want to study bats.
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  • Water Day at IARC

    November 04, 2019

    People of all ages are invited to the International Arctic Research Center to learn about water Nov. 8 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Akasofu lobby.
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  • IARC visiting scientist talk on Chukchi Slope warming

    IARC visiting scientist talk on Chukchi Slope warming

    November 04, 2019

    The International Arctic Research Center will host a talk by visiting scientist Satoshi Kimura on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in Akasofu 401.
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  • Friday Focus: Collaboration and resourcefulness

    Friday Focus: Collaboration and resourcefulness

    October 31, 2019

    Partnerships and entrepreneurialism are as important as ever as we strengthen our foundation and strive to reach Tier 1 research status.
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  • UAF receives $16 million to boost biomedical training

    UAF receives $16 million to boost biomedical training

    October 30, 2019

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks has received a five-year, $16 million grant to increase the diversity and research capacity of undergraduate students in its biomedical programs.
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