• A black dog lies on mossy vegetation next to a pair of blue running shoes.

    A nose 1,000 times better than ours

    September 29, 2023

    A dog can tell you a lot about the outdoors. When a Lab vacuums the ground with her nose and her tail spins like a helicopter blade, you know a grouse is about to fly. When the dog stops like a dragonfly, then runs off sniffing an invisible path, a snowshoe hare has crossed your trail.

  • AK CASC graduate student Maggie Harings wears waders while sampling water with a scientific instrument in a river.

    UA, federal agency renew climate science partnership

    September 25, 2023

    The University of Alaska will continue to host the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center after renewing an agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey.

  • UAF graduate student Shelby Bacus performs ocean warming and acidification experiments on marine invertebrates.

    Limpets, crabs stressed by higher temperatures, acidity

    September 21, 2023

    Warmer, more acidified water increases stress in a species of limpet in Alaska's Kachemak Bay, a University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate student has found. Shelby Bacus' discovery, along with her ongoing study of Bering Sea crabs, adds to scientific understanding of how much environmental change marine species can tolerate.

  • Bright yellow leaves in sunshine cover a distant hillside and are reflected in a shadowed pond in the foreground.

    The varying colors of fall equinox

    September 21, 2023

    We are at fall equinox, a day of great equality: All the residents of the entire world -- from Tierra Del Fuego to Rome to Coldfoot -- will live their lives amid 12 hours of daylight, 12 of darkness on Sept. 22, 2023.

  • University of Alaska researchers receive funding for space-related work

    September 20, 2023

    University of Alaska engineering faculty received awards from the National Science Foundation to fund research and development of technologies that would aid in space exploration.

  • Image of projected Mars ocean

    New Mars gravity analysis improves understanding of possible ancient ocean

    September 19, 2023

    The first use of a novel method of analyzing Mars’ gravitational force supports the idea that the planet once had an extensive northern ocean. In doing so, the method defines the scope of what scientists refer to as the northern Martian paleo-ocean in more detail.

  • A head and shoulders portrait of a smiling woman in a red kuspuk

    Black receives 2023 Bullock Prize for service to the UA system

    September 15, 2023

    The University of Alaska Foundation Board of Directors has awarded the 2023 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence to Jessica Black. Black, associate vice chancellor for rural, community and Native education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has been a faculty member since 2006.

  • Canning River permafrost bluff

    Study: Near-surface permafrost will be nearly gone by 2100

    September 15, 2023

    Most of Earth's near-surface permafrost could be gone by 2100, an international team of scientists has concluded after comparing current climate trends to the planet's climate 3 million years ago.

  • Chris Cannon, Sean Asikłuk Topkok, Michael Koskey and Yoko Kugo, all doctorate-holding faculty members at the UAF Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, accept a 10-year accreditation from the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium during its annual general membership meeting in Fairbanks in July.

    Center for Cross-Cultural Studies receives 10-year accreditation

    September 15, 2023

    The Center for Cross-Cultural Studies has received 10-year accreditation from the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium.

  • Seismic station installation

    First seismic network installed on Mount Edgecumbe volcano

    September 15, 2023

    Mount Edgecumbe volcano in Southeast Alaska has become the latest addition to the Alaska Volcano Observatory's ground-based monitoring network.

  • Runners, many in bright clothing, climb a grassy hillside set about with birch and aspen trees in golden fall colors.

    Running over the same old ground

    September 14, 2023

    Oh my, it's that time again. The Equinox Marathon starts with a cannon blast on the third Saturday of September here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

  • SeaHunter drone in flight

    Drone completes first flight from Nenana to Fairbanks airport

    September 14, 2023

    Alaska's leading public uncrewed aircraft program made another significant advance Friday when a drone flew from the Nenana airport and landed at Fairbanks International Airport. The flight, conducted by a University of Alaska Fairbanks research center, was the first in Alaska of a drone departing one airport and arriving at a controlled airport.

  • A person holds out a bunch of leafy greens

    Cooperative Extension offers local food leader training workshops

    September 13, 2023

    The Local Food Leader Training and Certification program is intended for local food practitioners, such as food policy council members, public health professionals and master gardeners.

  • ACEP and partners receive $6 million to help secure electric grids

    September 12, 2023

    Communities hit hard by climate change in Alaska and elsewhere in the U.S. could benefit from a new research project aimed at improving their electric grids. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Center for Energy and Power and partners have received $6 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct the study.

  • A small child holds up a butterfly crafted from paper

    September museum programs explore pollinators

    September 11, 2023

    The University of Alaska Museum of the North will focus on pollinators during family programs in September.

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks to host rare earth minerals meeting

    September 11, 2023

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host the "Alaska Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals Input Stakeholder Meeting" September 13-14. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Pogo Fire

    UAF helps develop air quality data for popular Alaska wildfire website

    September 11, 2023

    Getting information about where wildfire smoke is headed in Alaska has become easy for the public, thanks to collaboration between the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska Fire Service.

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