October 12, 2009


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The UA Museum of the North will welcome Carol Diebel as its new director at a reception Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 5 – 7 p.m. Join the festivities and share your perspective on life in Alaska and the role of the museum in the community. For more information call 474-7505.

CoastWise Alaska, produced by Alaska Sea Grant, is a new audio news and features service that spotlights stories about coastal Alaska science, business and the environment.

The UAF Annual Giving Program 2009 Employee Giving Program has launched. Last year more than 500 employees gave more than $250,000 to UAF. Please consider making a charitable gift to the program, scholarship or department you care most about.

The September 2009 issue of the Statewide Voice includes information about the UA president search and and flu shots on campus.

UAF Parking Services is seeking input about your experiences with parking and transportation at UAF campuses in Fairbanks. Please fill out the online survey.

The Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, as amended, (known as the “Clery Act”) requires that colleges and universities publish an annual campus safety report, distribute the report to all students and employees, and inform prospective students and employees about the report. The report contains descriptions of campus policies and programs relative to campus security and statistics concerning specific types of crimes. The purpose of the act is to inform students and employees of the incidents of crime and the policies and procedures to prevent crime or to report occurrences of crime at institutions of higher education. The law is also designed to encourage the development of security policies and procedures and to establish uniformity in reporting of crimes at all such institutions. The information required by the law, as well as additional information relating to campus safety and security, can be found at UAF Statistics, UAF Policies/Procedures or the UAF Class Schedule. To receive a paper copy of these reports contact Student and Enrollment Services, 514 Gruening Building, P.O. Box 756340, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6340, by phone at 474-7317 or e-mail fyses@uaf.edu. Information on sex offenders may be obtained through the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety.


Facilities Services will be installing a new sewer line to the Chapman Building beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14. Impacts of the work include: Haida parking lot (4J) will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 13; Denali Lane east end will close Tuesday, Oct. 13, and opened to two-way traffic on the west end during construction; Copper Lane parking lot (4K) and Chapman parking lot (4H) will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 14; Ambler Lane will be closed to all traffic Wednesday, Oct. 14, at noon. The closed areas are scheduled to reopen Monday, Oct. 19. Use caution in these areas as heavy equipment will be working during construction. For more information call 474-7000.



ARSC provides free training for new and current users of high-performance computing resources Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. in 009 West Ridge Research Building. Topics include Performance Programming Oct. 13 (continued from Oct. 8) and Parallel Shared Memory Programming using OpenMP Oct. 15, 20, 22 and 27.

UAF Staff Council is meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 8:45 a.m. in the Wood Center Carol Brown Ballroom. Special guests include Karl Kowalski and Ann Ringstad. To listen to the meeting via teleconference call 1-800-893-8850 and use PIN 8244236. For more information call 474-7056 or e-mail fystaff@uaf.edu.

The Financial Aid Office presents Finanąial $ense, a series of workshops held each Thursday at 1 p.m. in 413 Gruening. The workshops are open to all faculty, staff, alumni and students. Understanding Credit takes place Oct. 15 and Saving Money takes place Oct. 22. Workshops can also be scheduled for a group or to replace a canceled class. For more information call Ashley Munro at 474-1934.
Angela Linn, UA Museum of the North, presents "Collecting today for tomorrow's history," a free public lecture on how the museum selects objects for its collections Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the museum. For more information call 474-7505.

Jaunelle Celaire
, CLA, presents a recital by her voice studio students Thursday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in Davis Concert Hall. Admission is free. For more information call 474-7555.

Discover UAF: Inside Out
, hosted by the Office of Admissions, takes place Friday, Oct. 16. Inside Out is an open house for high school juniors and seniors designed to showcase the university. Registration is required, but the event is free.

The Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning and Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, with the U.S. Geological Survey, have created the Alaska Fire Science Information Consortium pilot project. The project includes a Fire Science Technology Transfer workshop Friday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at the National Park Service Building at 4175 Geist Rd. and Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System webinar Tuesday, Oct. 27. The program was funded through the Joint Fire Science Program. For more information contract Sarah Trainor at 474-7878 or sarah.trainor@alaska.edu.

The UAF Tanana Valley Campus Professional Development Office
is offering Communication in the Workplace on Friday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. – noon at the TVC Center. This course offers CEUs and is part of the approved list of non-credit classes that UA employees can utilize on their employee tuition waiver.

The IAB Life Sciences Seminar presents "Individual Heterogeneity and Harvest Dynamics: A New Paradigm for Adaptive Management?" by Mark Lindberg, IAB and Department of Biology and Wildlife, Friday, Oct. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in 214 Elvey.

Theatre UAF presents How I Learned to Drive, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Carrie Baker, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 – 17 and Oct. 23 – 24, at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. in the Salisbury Theatre. Admission is $14, $12 for seniors, military or UAF employees and $7 for students with ID.

Outdoor Adventures offers trips and rental equipment to students, faculty, staff and alumni. Upcoming trips include the Angel Rocks to Chena Hot Springs hike Sunday, Oct. 18, and Fire, Ghosts and Roasts Saturday, Oct. 31. For more information call 474-6027. Outdoor Adventures also offers a monthly slideshow series, The History of Alaskan Adventuring, with the next show Thursday, Oct. 22, and north campus hikes twice a month on Tuesdays with the next hikes Oct. 13 and 27.

WIN for Alaska is offering flu shots Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Wood Center and Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Akasofu Building lobby from 8 – 11 a.m. Shots cost $25 and insurance reimbursement forms will be available.

The UA Museum of the North presents Ascension: Exploring the Art of Denali in the special exhibit gallery. The exhibit features works by Denali National Park and Preserve's artists-in-residence and runs through January 2010. For more information call 474-7505.

Check out the UAF Weekly Science Calendar
, sponsored by the Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research, for science-related events at UAF.

Visit UAF's online calendar for information on UAF events or to publicize an event.


KXFX Fox 7 TV will broadcast 14 Nanook hockey games this season, along with CCHA games of the week and playoffs. A list of games to be shown and times is available online.

Nanook hockey hosts the Brice Alaska Goal Rush Friday – Saturday, Oct. 16 – 17, at the Carlson Center. The Nanooks take on Robert Morris Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Rensselaer Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Nanook swimming takes on California University of Pennsylvania Friday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17, at noon. Both meets will be held in the Patty Center pool.

The Alaska Nanook athletic event scores from last week are: Home games – volleyball vs. UAA, 0-3; swimming vs. Seattle, 80.5-123.5 and 60-144. Away games – hockey vs. Michigan, 2-0, and vs. Mercyhurst, 5-1, the Nanooks won the Kendall Hockey Classic.



Oct. 15: All application materials (PDF) for December 2009 graduation are due. For more information call 474-7523.

Oct. 23: Nominations for the fall UAF Exceptional Student Employee Award are due. For more information contact Career Services at 474-7596.

Nov. 2: Applications for Alaska EPSCoR's integrated faculty development awards (PDF) are due.

Nov. 9: Applications for the Harold T. Caven Professorship are due.

Nov. 16: Proposals for the Angus Gavin Memorial Migratory Bird Research Grant are due.

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