Aurora magazine

Wright Air Service employees in Fairbanks load a Cessna Grand Caravan bound for the Yukon River village of Nulato on the morning of Jan. 23, 2024, when the temperature was about minus 35 Fahrenheit.

Bringing greater vision to pilots

By Sam Bishop

A federal agency expanded Jim Buckingham’s weather camera system across Alaska and now is taking it nationwide.

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Attendees enjoy the music of O Tallulah during a performance staged as part of the Music in the Garden series at the Georgeson Botanical Garden in June 2022.

How does this garden grow? With help from its ‘Friends’

By Julie Stricker

Dedicated board members work to sustain and improve the beloved Georgeson Botanical Garden.

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Jerry Swartz and falcon

Lifelong ties lead to long-term impact

By Karen J. Tomasik

Graduate students and family celebrate Jerry Swartz and his birds, mammals and devotion to proper English.

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Drone footage of the 2022 Sleetmute flood on May 8, 2022, shows the water overtaking the houses and flooding the community.

Predicting Alaska’s spring breakup

By Grace Veenstra

Alaska’s communities are teaming up with researchers and forecasters to find better ways to warn of floods.

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Reid Brewer takes the helm from Kris Holderied as new director at the Kasitsna Bay Lab at Homer Islands and Oceans Center on Jan. 16, 2024.

Class notes and in memoriam


See what UAF’s alumni have been doing, and remember those no longer with us.

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A variety of blue and gold gear was ready for the UAF alumni and supporters who gathered in Arizona in February 2024 to see the Alaska Nanooks take on the Arizona State University Sun Devils. Photo by Shayna Goldberg.

Sharing a culture of philanthropy through stories

By Theresa Bakker

We want you to meet some of UAF’s most inspiring supporters and learn about their journeys.

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Ice Box cover

Calculus and the coronavirus

By Tiffany Nicholson

A UAF engineering student recounts her mathematical misadventures and adaptations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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