• Join the Spring OER Innovation Quest

    January 27, 2023

    The high cost of textbooks and course materials is an often overlooked factor that can influence student success. Open Educational Resources, or OER, are free-to-access textbooks and other course materials that instructors can use in their courses to provide more equitable learning opportunities for students.
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  • Chancellor Dan White

    Friday Focus: Leading with the information we have

    January 27, 2023

    Retired Army Maj. Gen. General Mark Hamilton was the University of Alaska president from 1998-2010. For those who know him, you know that he is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. As president, he lifted many up with stories he shared to which all could relate to their own lives in one way or another. It created a sense of belonging for many. Many of his stories were about leadership. One of my favorite stories he told at UAF was his great Americans story. At least that is what I call it. I paraphrase it here with plenty of literary liberties taken.
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    Transition for the Department of Equity and Compliance director, Title IX coordinator, and chief diversity officer

    January 27, 2023

    Margo Griffith has accepted a position with the University of Alaska System, Human Resources office as the director of special projects.
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  • The UAF shuttle makes a stop on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks to pick up and drop off passengers.

    UAF BusWhere shuttle tracking

    January 26, 2023

    We are pleased to now offer BusWhere bus tracking service! This should help you better use our shuttle services and make planning your day easier.
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  • UAF Mobile app employee and student screens superimposed over mobile phone graphics

    Download the UAF Mobile app

    January 26, 2023

    Get the information and tools you need for your campus life on the go with the UAF Mobile app.
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  • Visit the UAF faculty and staff page for a one-stop shop for links and information tailored just for employees.

    Quick info for faculty, staff at one-stop shop

    January 26, 2023

    Visit the UAF faculty and staff page for a one-stop shop for links and information tailored just for employees.
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  • Molly Enochs, the new UAF Governance Office manager

    Molly Enochs hired as new Governance Office manager

    January 26, 2023

    Molly Enochs was hired as the new Governance Office manager in December 2022 and assumed her role at the UAF Troth Yeddha' campus on Jan. 9. Although she is new to UAF, Enochs brings with her more than eight years of experience in project management, process improvement, and leadership.
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  • BLaST Scholar Tirzah Bryant holds a Yellowlegs chick.

    BLaST celebrates January 2023 Scientist of the Month

    January 25, 2023

    Since 2016, the Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) program at UAF has highlighted scientists from all biomedical fields through its Scientist of the Month articles. BLaST Scholar and UAF wildlife biology undergraduate student Tirzah Bryant was selected as the January 2023 BLaST Scientist of the Month.
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  • URSA Innovative Technology and Education Award applications open Feb. 6

    January 25, 2023

    URSA's Innovative Technology and Education Award application period opens on Feb. 6. The ITE Award funds up to $5,000 and is open to all UAF undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, staff, and full-time faculty requiring technology-related equipment and/or software for student-based instruction and/or research.
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  • Students skipping class and not submitting assignments? Let us know!

    January 25, 2023

    Nanook Navigator early progress reports informing student success teams about concerns and barriers are now open through Friday, Feb. 3. We are encouraging instructors to complete urgent concerns/feedback by Wednesday, Jan. 25 to allow advisors and instructors time to meet with students before the add/drop deadline (Jan. 27). Choose your primary concern or feedback to reduce the number of emails that students receive.
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  • Apply for spring graduation by Feb. 1

    January 25, 2023

    If you'll be completing your degree requirements by the end of this spring term apply today! Spring graduation applications received by the initial deadline will be entered to win a vintage diploma frame.
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  • New cell phone? Set up the Duo mobile app!

    January 25, 2023

    If you’ve been gifted a new phone or are treating yourself to a well-deserved upgrade, remember to configure the Duo mobile app now that you’ve returned to campus.
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  • University Community Mental Health accepting new clients

    January 24, 2023

    Graduate-level counseling students are accepting new clients for free 50-minute in-person and telehealth counseling sessions to occur once per week now through April 27, 2023.
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  • Portrait of Jessica Skipper, a Student Success Coordinator at the UAF Office of Student Success.

    Nanook Navigator and Student Success Spotlight: Jessica Skipper

    January 24, 2023

    The Nanook Navigator and Student Success spotlight for January is Jessica Skipper. Jessica is a Student Success Coordinator at the Office of Student Success.
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  • Jodie Anderson, the new director of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resource and Extension, pauses for a photo outdoors.

    Academic Tuesdays: Jan. 24, 2023

    January 24, 2023

    Read more to learn about Jodie Anderson's appointment as director of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resource and Extension, and that recruitment for the Vice Provost, Dean of General Studies and Accreditation Liaison Officer position will be opening this spring semester as Alex Fitts prepares for retirement.
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  • Nomination deadlines for 2023 Emeriti, 2023 Usibelli Awards, and 2024 Honorary degree recipients

    January 23, 2023

    Emeriti nominations for Commencement 2023, Emil Usibelli nominations for excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service 2023, and Honorary degree nominations for Commencement 2024 have quickly approaching deadlines.
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  • Staff Alliance Support for Professional Development

    January 23, 2023

    Staff Alliance is offering support for staff professional development activities that directly support their career or professional development in FY23. This support is good for any activities occurring within FY23, and is for up to $500 per employee, while the funds last.
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  • Wanda Wahl, Bristol Bay Campus interim director

    January Rural Staff Spotlight: Wanda Wahl

    January 23, 2023

    Wanda Wahl stepped into her current position as Bristol Bay Campus interim director in May 2021. She has been the second longest acting Bristol Bay Campus director ever. Wanda is a lifelong resident of Dillingham and a member of the Curyung Tribe.
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  • Annual driver renewal reminder

    January 23, 2023

    Each year, any individual who is driving on UAF business must update their driving form and present it to their supervisor for record-keeping. Information about becoming a UAF-approved driver can be found on the UAF Risk Management website.
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  • UAF hosting candidates for assistant professor of animal physiology

    January 23, 2023

    The UAF Department of Biology and Wildlife, and the Institute of Arctic Biology, will be hosting candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Animal Physiology at UAF.
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  • Nickole Conley, UAF chief of staff

    Friday Focus: Recharged and looking forward to a new year

    January 20, 2023

    The new year is well underway as we near the end of January 2023. I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and the opportunity to take some time off, and spend time with friends and family even if it was 20 below. Whatever you chose to take part in, I hope it was refreshing and allowed you to set new goals for yourself and not just resolutions.
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  • Apply now for Toolik Field Station's 2023 early career TUNDRA award

    January 20, 2023

    Toolik Field Station invites students and early career researchers to apply for the Toolik Userdays for Naturally Developing Research Abilities, or TUNDRA, award for the 2023 field season. This award sponsors independent and original Arctic research projects with up to 10 days at Toolik Field Station. Toolik will provide award recipients with housing, meals, access to facilities and common-use equipment, science support, and transportation between Fairbanks and the field station.
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  • Staff Alliance course fee stipends

    January 19, 2023

    The UA Staff Alliance is pleased to offer a scholarship for UA classes taken by staff that directly support their career or professional development. The scholarship, good for the 2023 spring semester, is for up to $250 per employee, while the funds last.
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  • Students encouraged to nominate staff for 2023 Pathfinder Award

    January 18, 2023

    The department of Alaska Native studies and rural development is seeking nominations for the 2023 Pathfinder Award. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 15, 2023.
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  • Dr. Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley was a Yupiaq scholar who served 25 years as faculty with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

    Nominations open for Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley Award for Contributions to Native Ways of Knowing

    January 18, 2023

    The AOK award is presented annually to recognize and encourage Indigenous scholars who have made exemplary contributions to our understanding of Indigenous knowledge systems and Native ways of knowing in Alaska.
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