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The following stories were featured in 2004. For additional features, see the archives for other years.

Month Feature
December Ancient process marks clay with fire
Ceramics students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks get to work with fire in a big way during the week-long firing of a kiln built in the same basic style as those of ancient Japan and China.

November Rural teachers tap into digital archive
"Awaken the artist and find the scholar" is Rebecca Greeley’s motto to describe her teaching style. "Whether it is a reading or a typing class, I try to incorporate art into my lessons whenever I can."

October Return of the Caribou
More than a century after they were last seen in their winter range on Alaska's Seward Peninsula, tens of thousands of caribou are migrating back into the area, just as the ancestors of present-day reindeer herders predicted.

September Art in the Arctic
University classes don't often include jagged snow-capped mountain vistas, access to seemingly endless arctic tundra and countless icy streams—unless the class happens to be ART 295 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Galena health academy saves lives and communities
For 14 Interior village high school students, the Galena Summer Health Academy was no laid-back summer camp...."These kids had no idea what they were getting into."

July Out of the office and up Denali!
Installing a weather station at 19,000 feet is rough duty, but two men from UAF recently left their offices on campus to climb almost to the top of North America's highest peak and get the job done.


Children's garden blooms at Georgeson Botanical Garden
Children visiting UAF's Georgeson Botanical Garden will soon have a secret garden, child-sized log cabin, fountain for splashing and a tree house to explore, thanks to the generosity of Fairbanks dentist Walter Babula.


World class science: Summer in the Arctic
Would you take a job offering stunning views of Alaska's Brooks Range, helicopter transport to scenic vistas, 24-hour daylight, abundant wildlife and tundra for miles in every direction?

January - March International student finds home away from home
Graduate student Neil D'Cunha left his culture and climate behind in India when he decided to pursue his master's degree in geological engineering.