October 13, 2006

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Chancellor and Judy Jones invite UAF students, faculty and staff to a holiday gathering Dec. 14, 4 – 6 p.m. in Wood Center Carol Brown Ballroom. Come and enjoy refreshments and meet Rip the reindeer from AFES. A shuttle will run between Wood Center and West Ridge until 6:30 p.m.

The Cornerstone Faculty and Staff Newsletter is going fully electronic. This issue is the last that will be distributed on paper. To join the Cornerstone listserv visit https://lists.uaf.edu:8025/mailman/listinfo/cstone-l. For more information contact University Relations at 7581.

UAF was featured in the November 2007 issue of Admissions Marketing Report. The article lauded UAF marketing the concept of “America’s Arctic University” to students and featured interviews with Scott McCrea, Univeristy Marketing and Publications, and Hope Bickmeier, Admissions.

For Your Information

TVC has hired Galen Johnson to oversee the new associate degree program in construction management. The program was developed with input from local contractors and professional organizations and approved by the board of regents in June. For more information call Johnson at 2846.

The GI Aurora Forecast website has been redesigned based on input from site users. The site receives nearly 20,000 hits a month from people looking for information on the aurora during aurora-viewing season. The updated site now offers users a one-hour forecast, a 28-day forecast and other aurora information. Check out the new site at www.gedds.alaska.edu/auroraforecast/.

Researchers from UAF and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation spent nearly 140 hours underwater in June and July to collect samples and take photos and video to help determine the environmental health of the Aleutian Islands.

IARC scientists taking part in the Nansen and Amundsen Basins Observational System cruise documented that surges of warm water from the North Atlantic Ocean into the Arctic Ocean have increased over the last decade. The warm water is moving further into the Arctic and could have global implications.

The UAF Development Office has launched its new annual giving program. Check it out at www.uaf.edu/giving/annual/.

This year's United Way campaign theme is: When we unite together as a community we can accomplish anything! Please support UAF's United Way campaign. For more information contact Chris Bennett at 2850 or fncmb2@uaf.edu.

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Terry Chapin, IAB, is the lead author of an interdisciplinary team that offered four policy strategies to mitigate climate warming in an article published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Chapin also recently gave two lectures at the University of Wyoming as part of the Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series sponsored by the Wyoming EPSCoR.

Juan Roederer, professor emeritus GI, gave the opening lecture "Music and the Evolution of Human Brain Function" at the Conference on Mozart and Science held in Vienna, Austria Oct. 1-4 by the International Music and Art Research Association Austria.

Shann Jones, GI and TVC, presented his paper "Factoring Gender and Age into Adult Outdoor Recreation/Education Program Development" at the Aquatic Resources Education Association conference Sept. 24-27.

The UAF Journalism department is hosting visiting journalists as part of the Snedden Guest Lecture Series. Gary Cohn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with the Los Angeles Times, will be at UAF the week of Oct. 30, and Peggy Simpson, an award-winning Washington political and economic correspondent, will be at UAF the week of Nov. 27. For more information contact Charles Fedullo at 7995 or ffcbf@uaf.edu.

Ana Richards, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity, was invited to speak at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration being held Oct. 18 in Anchorage.

Read about Jonella Larson, UAF alumna and Alaska Native artist, in the latest UAF online feature story at www.uaf.edu/news/featured/06/mask/.

The UAF Bookstore wants to help you show your UAF pride. Every Friday UAF logo clothing is reduced 10 percent and blue and gold colored clothing is reduced 15 percent. Stop in the store on Fridays wearing UAF gear and receive an entry form to win 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles, drawing to be held Dec. 8. For more information call 1819.

UAF safety and crime statistics are available from offices of the UAF police, student and enrollment services and human resources in hardcopy or online at www.uaf.edu/police/crime.html.

Events

KUAC-FM is holding its fall fund-raiser Oct. 14-22. Listen to UAF volunteers and community members live on air each day beginning at 7 a.m.

Accounting Week, hosted by Career Services, takes place Oct. 16-20. For more information contact Career Services at 7596 or fycsc@uaf.edu or visit www.uaf.edu/career/eventshome.html.

The Academic Advising Center is hosting a series of skill workshops including Note Taking Oct. 17, Financial Aid Resources Oct. 19 and Test Taking and Learning Styles Oct. 24. All workshops are held in Gruening 409 at 1:05 p.m. For more information or to register visit www.uaf.edu/advising/.

The UA Museum of the North presents the lecture "Conserving Objects for the Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery" by conservator Monica Shah Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 7505. The museum Saturday Family Program Impressionist Portraits takes place Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. The program is for children age 10-14 accompanied by an adult and includes viewing of works by Alaskan painters, learning tips and techniques and painting your own masterpiece. The cost is $15 per child and registration is required. For more information or to register call 6948.

The Bunnell House is celebrating its 15th anniversary Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who is or was affiliated with the lab school or who lived in the house is invited to attend.

The Teton Gravity Research Film Festival takes place Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Moose Mountain Alpine Ski Club and admission will be charged. For more information visit www.uaf.edu/activity/.

The University Women's Association Recycle Sale takes place Oct. 28 in the Wood Center. For more information contact Rita Osborne at 479-4535 or osborne@gvea.net.

The 24th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, Resiliency of Gadid Stocks to Fishing and Climate Change, takes place Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Anchorage. For more information visit http://seagrant.uaf.edu/conferences/.

Visit UAF's online calendar at www.uaf.edu/events/ for information on UAF events or to publicize an event.

Grants and Awards

Todd Paris, UMP, received a University Photographer's Association of America Honor Award, taking first place in the Campus Environment category in the 2006 UPAA Print Competition.

The Alaska Tsunami Education Program, directed by Kathy Bertram, GI, received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The program uses Alaska's risk of tsunamis to help students develop their math and science skills.

Claudia Clark, KUAC and AlaskaOne, was selected for a competitive grant from American Public Television and The World Show. Clark will represent KUAC's The 49th Star and Anywhere Alaska at APT's fall Programming Marketplace in November.

AT&T Alascom gave $10,000 in support of the University of Alaska Geography Program for the GeoPortal Project.

Larry Duffy, CNSM, is one of nine recipients nationwide of National Science Foundation grants to increase both students' and the public's understanding of polar science. The two-year grant totals nearly $80,000.

Aaron Elterman, KUAC, received a training grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to study specialty software at the Digital Film Institute.

The UA Museum of the North will receive the Governor's 2006 Award for the Arts as this year's arts organization. The award will be given by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Governor's Office Oct. 27.

 

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Nanook volleyball takes on Western Washington Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. and Seattle University Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. in the Patty Center Gym.

The UAF swim team faces Biola Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. and Oct. 21 at noon in the Patty Center Pool. For more information call 5977.

Nanook hockey faces off against UAA in the Alaska Airlines Governor's Cup Oct. 20-21 then meets Ferris State Oct. 27-28. All games begin at 7:05 p.m. in the Carlson Center.

Deadlines

Oct. 27, 2006: The last day for student- and faculty-initiated withdrawals, where a W grade appears on the academic record.

Nov. 1, 2006: All proposal materials for the Angus Gavin Migratory Bird Research Grant 2007 field season are due. Any UA faculty member or graduate student may submit proposals for the grant. For more information visit www.alaska.edu/uafound/.

Dec. 1, 2006: Nominations for the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence are due. For more information visit www.alaska.edu/uafound/.

 

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UAF Supports Our Community

The United Way of the Tanana Valley provides thousands of dollars to many Fairbanks area nonprofit agencies each year. Through an annual fund-raising drive, the United Way campaign offers the community an opportunity to assist in those endeavors by donating funds. The money raised ensures that the many nonprofits can continue their work to make our community stronger.

UAF is proud to be part of the campaign again this year. For many years, we have been a leader in the community for the number of individuals who choose to give. The generosity of UAF has made a difference and this year we have the opportunity to do even more.

For this year's campaign we are doing things a little differently. The UAF campaign will begin on Oct. 16 and end on Nov. 22. By setting a specific period of time for the campaign, we hope that there will be more excitement and energy behind our efforts to meet our goal of $70,000.

We are bringing back the chili cook-off this year. The campus community has enjoyed this event in the past and we look forward to a fun time that will allow the campus to compete and eat for a good cause. You will be seeing United Way campaign thermometers around campus to let everyone know how we are doing in meeting our goal. We have some additional surprises planned to keep everyone excited about our efforts to raise money for the Fairbanks community.

The United Way is one of the best ways to support our community. Your donation through payroll deduction or a one-time gift will help UAF make a difference in the lives of many people. Thanks to our faculty, staff and students, UAF continues to be a leader in the community's efforts to make Fairbanks a great place to live, work and learn.

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