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A liberal arts education sharpens critical thinking and comprehension skills necessary to navigate life and the workforce; unleashes creative passions, provides opportunities to hone and practice knowledge and talents, and provides a conduit to experience a more fulfilling life.

The world is interconnected. Ideas, concepts, theories, policies, governments, organizations and organisms both big and small exist in a web of connections. A liberal arts degree is about those connections and a liberal arts curriculum engages students to explore those connections for deeper meaning and understanding when thinking about problems and solutions.

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  • Tyler Kirk holds his newly published book, “After the Gulag: A History of Memory in Russia’s Far North,” at the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies’ 55th annual conference in Philadelphia on Dec. 5, 2023. Photo courtesy of Tyler Kirk.

    Book explores ex-prisoners' lives after the Soviet gulag

    February 22, 2024

    A University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty member has published a book that explores how Soviet political prisoners navigated life after release. Tyler Kirk, assistant professor of history and Arctic and Northern studies, will host a book launch gathering at 7 p.m. Feb. 29 in the Usibelli Building’s BP Design Theater on the UAF Troth Yeddha’ Campus in Fairbanks.

  • Seth Kantner

    Authors Kantner and McGuire will read from award-winning works

    February 22, 2024

    Alaska authors Seth Kantner and Rosemary McGuire will read from their works at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.

  • a woman in a nordic folk costume sits in a garden with a harp

    Music series showcases circumpolar cultures

    February 21, 2024

    Several public events, including performances, demonstrations and presentations, will showcase the rich musical traditions of the circumpolar North through the end of March.

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