• Aerial view of Chignick bay and harbor

    UAF group receives philanthropic grant to aid Chignik region communities

    May 22, 2023

    A University of Alaska Fairbanks coastal organization has received a $590,000 philanthropic grant to map rapidly changing watersheds of the Chignik region on the Alaska Peninsula. 

    The project is in part a response to the region’s repeated salmon fishery collapses, which researchers say are partly due to alterations to fish habitat by shoreline changes and other geomorphic factors. 


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  • Nook, UAF Mascot, posing in front of West Ridge buildings

    Arctic Research Open House to surprise and delight on May 18

    May 12, 2023

    Ever tasted the effects of climate change in blueberries? Built and launched a rocket? Watched bacteria grow in real time? Wrestled your way into an Arctic survival suit? 

    Experience these unique activities and more at the 2023 Arctic Research Open House from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, along the West Ridge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Troth Yeddha’ Campus.

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  • graduating students celebrating with ballons

    UAF to host 101st commencement ceremony

    May 4, 2023
    The University of Alaska Fairbanks will honor the Class of 2023 during its 101st commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.
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  • headshot of stephanie ickert bond

    Cooper, Ickert-Bond, George named 2023 Usibelli Award winners

    April 24, 2023

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the winners of the 2023 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching, Research and Service Awards.

    The Distinguished Teaching Award will go to Amy Cooper, assistant professor and accounting program director at the College of Business and Security Management. The Distinguished Research Award will be presented to Steffi Ickert-Bond, professor of botany in the College of Natural Science and Mathematics and curator of the UA Museum of the North herbarium. John George, professor and head of the fire science program at the UAF Community and Technical College, will receive the Distinguished Service Award.

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  • scanned image of a slice of the Pacific Ocean nodule

    Paleomagnetism aids research on the Northern Hemisphere Glaciation

    April 14, 2023

    Ten years ago, a Chinese research vessel floating 2,700 miles off the coast of California reached 16,500 feet below the surface to retrieve a small piece of Pacific Ocean floor. 

    Researchers say a one-fifth-inch slice of that nodule, which measured 1 by 1.4 inches before it was sliced open for analysis, contains information about the relationship between deep Antarctic waters and the behavior of the Northern Hemisphere Glaciation. That glacial period began approximately 2.7 million years ago.

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  • Photo of ore body at Graphite Creek

    Research reveals geologic history of critical Alaska graphite deposit

    April 13, 2023

    A University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher is among the scientists who have revealed the metamorphic history of a high-grade graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula. The Graphite Creek deposit is among the largest known of its kind in the United States.

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  • Photo of scientific instrument panels atop large ice island, sun in background.

    New method of monitoring shore ice could improve public safety

    March 28, 2023

    Specialized portable radar could serve as an early warning system to reduce risk for humans working on shorefast sea ice, according to a recently published study.

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