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University of Alaska Newswire

The recently launched UA Newswire features press releases and articles from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Southeast and the UA Foundation, and is designed to keep Alaskans informed about the research, workforce training and economic development happening across the UA System. 

This inaugural edition features news from December 2021 - January 2022. 

A view of thermokarst lakes on the Arctic tundra
UAF researchers featured in permafrost science overview

A newly published overview of recent permafrost science includes contributions from seven University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers who helped review how long-frozen terrain is being rapidly affected by climate change.

A parabola-shaped valley between tundra-covered mountains features a braided river draining from a glacier.
Mummified forest tells tale of changing north

Twelve summers ago, a warden at Canada's northernmost national park -- in a land that has not hosted trees for thousands of years --found some wood protruding from mud near a glacier.

Vice Provost of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program Herb Schroeder

ANSEP founder honored with First Alaskans Institute award

During the 10th annual Howard Rock and Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala, Herb Schroeder was awarded the Friends of First Alaskans Ted Stevens Award, given to a person who has shown, through their support of Native issues, that they are friends of the Alaska Native community. 

Dr. Diane Hirshberg, professor of education policy, has been selected as Director for the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). 

Kensington scholarship

Coeur Alaska Kensington Mine Donates $300,000 to UAS Student Scholarships

The gift will significantly increase support for UAS Environmental Science and Marine Biology students.

As glaciers retreat in Alaska and British Columbia, thousands of miles of new Pacific salmon habitat may open up by 2100

Newly exposed streams can be colonized relatively rapidly by opportunistic Pacific salmon.

UA Foundation names new board, committee members

The University of Alaska Foundation has named two new members to its board of directors, added one new member to its investment committee, and elected a new slate of officers effective January 1. 

Joining the UA Foundation Board are Anna Atchison and Jonathon Taylor. Gail Schubert joins the board’s investment committee.

University of Alaska Board of Regents to hold board meeting Jan. 14

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will hold a one-day full board meeting to discuss innovation in business, leadership and advocacy. The meeting will take place Friday, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and can be viewed live from the UA Board of Regents website

For more information contact UA Manager of News & Content Erin McGroarty at elmcgroarty@alaska.edu