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On-Going and Series Events

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By User:Mattes (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

**** Music at One - FREE ****

Thursdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Charles Davis Concert hall

All students enrolled in private lessons at UAF are required to perform at least once during the semester on a "Music at One." This is a wonderful way to expose younger children to the classical concert experience, as the recital never goes longer than an hour and it's a free event open to all.

Call 474.7555 or email for more information.

UAF Research Showcase - FREE

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Rev. Richard Rouse Bloxam, 1825. US Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons

Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Schaible Auditorium

December 5 - What's in the Air? Pollution Research at UAF with Cathy Cahill

This weekly seminar series is sponsored by the Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity (URSA) office. Presentations are intended for a general audience and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments served.
For more Information, please contact: Barbara Taylor,

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By Photo: User:FA2010 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

University of Alaska Museum of the North

Monday - Saturday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM --- "Art in the Making" open NOW


NOW OPEN - Art in the Making

Experience art – before it is art.
Experience art in the making.

 This exhibit follows five Fairbanks artists as they take their work from concept to completion.
  • Explore the artists’ techniques through sound and video.
  • Hear the artists reflect on vision, process, and practice.
  • Touch the tools and materials used to make the art.
Ceramicist ∙ Mask Maker ∙ Painter ∙ Photographer ∙ Printmaker

By juxtaposing a finished work of art, video of its creation, the tools used, and the voice of the artist, the exhibit transforms a single moment of enjoyment into a deeper appreciation.

For more information, call 907-474-7505 or visit the museum online at

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By Rear Admiral H. D. Nygren, NOAA Corps (ret.), public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series - Alan Heathcock

Friday, February 1

Alan Heathcock’s fiction has been published in many of America’s top magazines and journals, including Zoetrope: All-Story, Kenyon Review,VQR, Five Chapters, Storyville, and The Harvard Review. His stories have won the National Magazine Award in fiction, and have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories anthology. VOLT, a collection of stories published by Graywolf Press, was a “Best Book 2011″ selection from numerous newspapers and magazines, including GQ, Publishers Weekly, Salon, the Chicago Tribune, and Cleveland Plain Dealer, was named as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, selected as a Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Month, as well as for inclusion in the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers series. Heathcock has won the GLCA New Writers Award, has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and is currently a Literature Fellow for the state of Idaho. A Native of Chicago, he teaches fiction writing at Boise State University.

February 28 - Pam Houston

April 19 - Joan Kane

University of Alaska Press

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Read about Alaska and the circumpolar regions

Interested in politics and history, Native languages and cultures, science and natural history, biography and memoir? Do you like poetry, non-fiction,  fiction, anthologies, or original translations? We have Print and Electronic books.  Visit us! 

UA Press

Need some great reading ? New Books!

What's happening at the Geophysical Institute

Image of planet Venus by NASA, JPL, USGS

Want to learn more about Venus and planetary research?

How about air quality in Fairbanks?

Click here to read the latest Geophysical Institute Quarterly.  You can also "leaf through" earlier GI Quarterlies.

Special Events

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By D.anderson1988 [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commonsvia Wikimedia Commons

FREE - Student Chamber Music Concert

Tuesday, December 4, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Charles Davis Concert Hall

By Petr Kratochvil [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Holiday Open House and Gift Sale

Thursday, December 6, 2:00pm - 6:00pm, 794 Geist Road 2nd Floor Wells Fargo Bldg.

University of Alaska Press, Alaska Sea Grant, and UAF Marketing and Communications annual open house and holiday gift sale.
Browse through award-winning publications, DVDs, posters and other gift ideas for kids and adults. -
Save 25% on all UA Press and Alaska Sea Grant products. -
Book signings with authors:
  • Vic Fischer – "To Russia With Love"
  • Carol Kaynor and Mari Hře-Raitto – "Skijor With Your Dog"
  • Judy Kleinfeld – "Frontier Romance"
  • Karen Brewster – "Boots, Bikes, and Bombers"
  • Bill Schneider – "On Time Delivery"
  • Matthew Sturm - "Finding the Arctic"
Door prizes, refreshments, and complimentary gift-wrapping will be available.
Call 474-6707 or email for more information.

Senator Ted Stevens Gallery Talk

Photograph of Senator Ted Stevens at AFN
By Office of United States Senator Ted Stevens [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Thursday, December 6, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library Gallery, Level 2

The Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a gallery talk, Recognition, Honors and Gratitude for a Senator.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information please contact, Mary Anne Hamblen, at

**Raptors Family Day at UAMN**

Color photograph of Boreal Owl
By Andrea Pokrzywinski [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Saturday, December 8, Noon - 4:00pm, UA Museum of the North

The University of Alaska Museum of the North will host a Family Day on raptors Saturday, December 8th from noon to 4 p.m.

Visitors can dissect owl pellets, examine bones and create a flapping eagle, as well as meet an ornithologist and see museum specimens being prepared.

Activities are included with museum admission. For more information, call 907-474-7505 or visit the museum online at



Research at America's Arctic University

Montage of 3 Frontiers magazine covers:Chukchi Sea, puffins, man on iceberg

In the current issue...

  • Exploring the Chukchi Sea
  • Making sense of SIDS
  • Meet Michael Castellini ,
    Dean of the School of Fisheris and Ocean Science
  • See the 2011 Alaska Native Language Map
  • and more...

Click here to visit the National Science Foundation's, science360.  This news service keeps you up-to-date on breaking science that shapes your world.

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agriculture, soils, geography, forest sciences, and natural resources research

Explore  food security, climate change, economic and community resilience, wildlife management, and energy production research at the School of Natural Resources & Agricultural Sciences.  Read the current issue and page through past.

What's Going on?


Cover of Spring 2012 Aurora magazine

Aurora magazine is published twice a year for alumni and friends of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.