• Chancellor Dan White

    Friday Focus: Case closure a reminder to remain vigilant

    September 30, 2022

    The Sophie Sergie murder case finally concluded this week with the sentencing of Steven Downs. The case, while now closed, will always be part of our history and a reminder that UAF must remain vigilant. Occasionally when we address a disciplinary issue for misconduct at UAF, I am reminded that "we are a reflection of society" and our society is tragically affected by domestic violence, assault and discrimination. That said, we are also a powerful reflection of the good in our society and we have the ability to positively affect our future and the future of all who come here.
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  • Chancellor's Convocation survey

    September 30, 2022

    Please take a few minutes to provide feedback on this year's convocation.
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  • Alexandra Fitts

    Nanook Navigator and Student Success Spotlight: Alexandra Fitts

    September 29, 2022

    The Nanook Navigator and Student Success spotlight for September is Alexandra Fitts. Alexandra is the vice provost in the Division of General Studies.
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  • One Health, One Future 2023 abstracts due Oct. 17

    September 29, 2022

    The UAF Center for One Health Research's International Conference, One Health, One Future 2023, is accepting abstract and poster submissions until Oct. 17. Once submitted, the materials will be reviewed by the UAF One Health, One Future Planning Team. You will be notified of the decision no later than Tuesday, Nov. 1. You are allowed to apply for both an abstract and a poster, but we request that you create two separate applications.
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  • Last call! Alaska INBRE carryover award opportunity

    September 28, 2022

    Deadline to apply Sept. 30, 2022! This funding opportunity is to join in an application to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for use of carry over funds from our primary award for one-time expenditures towards meeting these goals that are not eligible for funding through the existing mechanisms within our cores.
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  • A sundog is seen from the Troth Yeddha' campus as a student walks to class Nov. 2, 2020.

    Student Health and Counseling launches winter wellness program

    September 28, 2022

    The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) wants to help you prepare for the upcoming winter so that you can enjoy your time in Fairbanks while avoiding the dreaded "winter blues." SHCC has come up with an eight-week preparedness program dedicated to helping students plan for the potential emotional and social hardships that can come with the colder and darker months.
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  • FAFSA opens on Oct. 1

    September 28, 2022

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens Oct. 1. This is for the 2023-24 school year, which includes fall 2023 and spring 2024.
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  • UAF making the switch to Canvas LMS

    September 28, 2022

    After a successful pilot in the 20-21 academic year followed by the adoption of Canvas in 2021-22 by the majority of our faculty, UAF is transitioning to Canvas as its new Learning Management System (LMS). Today, more than 77 percent of UAF LMS courses are being taught in Canvas. A big thank you to the faculty who have already made the transition and the staff who supported the faculty to make the switch.
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  • Children run along a boardwalk in the village of Kongiganak with the community’s 475 kw wind farm in the distance

    ACEP's Byrd among photo contest winners

    September 27, 2022

    Amanda Byrd, the chief storyteller at the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, is among the winners of the Navigating the New Arctic photo contest.
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  • Launch of Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Project Jukebox

    September 26, 2022

    In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) in December 1971, the UAF Oral History Program has just launched the Project Jukebox online interactive website that combines oral history recordings, film, photos and documents to tell the story behind the fight for passage of ANCSA, its role in Alaska's history, and its legacy.
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  • URSA 2022 Community Engaged Learning Award open for applications

    September 26, 2022

    The URSA 2022 Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Award are open for applications as of Sept. 26, 2022. CEL awards offer up to $500 to work with a community partner to explore a community need or problem through research or scholarly activity.
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  • Devan Lisac shows off a trout during a recent trip.

    September rural staff spotlight: Deven Lisac

    September 26, 2022

    Deven Lisac serves as the student services manager at the Bristol Bay Campus. She helps students at a moment's notice, even after hours or on weekends when necessary.
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  • Photo of Orlin Gologergen, UAF BLaST Scholar standing in the Murie Lobby.

    BLaST celebrates September Scientist of the Month

    September 23, 2022

    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. UAF BLaST Scholar Orlin Gologergen was selected as the September BLaST Scientist of the Month.
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  • Headshot photo of Samara Taber, executive director of university advancement

    Friday Focus: Telling our story

    September 23, 2022

    Telling stories is one of the most powerful means we have to inspire and connect people. At University Advancement (alumni, development and university relations), storytelling is 90 percent of what we do. In the simplest of terms, our job is to help others engage with UAF in ways that are meaningful to them.
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  • Cover image of Permafrost Magazine Issue 44.1, which features a color photograph by Sage Cruiser of a painted mural by Shane Grammer of the front profile of a woman's face in back and white on a concrete wall background framed by the additional walls and decomposing furniture of a roofless building with trees, a hillside, and sky visible in the background.

    Permafrost Magazine releases Issue 44.1

    September 22, 2022

    The most recent issue of Permafrost, Issue 44.1, has been released and is now live at the Permafrost website! This issue features 38 creators of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid, and visual art.
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  • New book club picks for fall 2022

    September 22, 2022

    Are you gearing up for social reading as daylight grows shorter? UAF's book clubs invite faculty, instructors and staff to connect through reading and dialogue. Fall reading lists have been announced by the Indigenous Authors and Innovations in Learning book clubs. The UAF Faculty Accelerator will purchase digital or physical books for club members.
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  • Parking permit reminder

    September 22, 2022

    With the new school year in full swing, please ensure your parking permit is valid. While warnings were issued for the first week of the semester, parking attendants are now issuing citations according to the parking policy.
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  • Month of Writing events planned for October

    September 22, 2022

    Writers from the UAF community are invited to register for a Month of Writing, which will include weekly writing sessions and workshops. In addition to accountability for maintaining a regular writing practice, participants can expect to develop new skills for navigating academic, technical, and creative writing as well as techniques for productivity and wellness in our writing practices.
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  • Local brews and campus foods

    September 21, 2022

    UAF's Office of Sustainability is hosting a dinner in the Pub! The meal will consist of ingredients grown from the university's local gardens, Wild caught Alaskan salmon, and will be paired with locally brewed beverages.
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  • Researchers on St. Paul Island

    Caught in a major storm, UAF researchers make the best of it

    September 21, 2022

    On St. Paul Island, in the Bering Sea about 300 miles from Alaska’s coast, the still-powerful remains of Typhoon Merbok passed overhead, churning up the ocean and rolling across the landscape on a path to the Alaska mainland. As the storm hit the small island, three University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers, two graduate students and a filmmaker went out for a look.
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  • 365 SMART Academy registration open

    September 21, 2022

    Registration is open for fall classes offered through the University of Alaska Fairbanks' 365 SMART Academy. The program, which includes a variety of K-12 classes, is expanding to include in-person courses.
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  • FY24 appropriations request submission form

    September 21, 2022

    We have begun to plan for the FY24 federal funding appropriations request. UAF is requiring that all individuals interested in submitting an appropriations request to the Congressional delegation complete an initial request through the linked Google form.
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  • A student wearing a grey UAF hooded sweatshirt plays a game of chess on campus.

    $1,000 grants available to student groups

    September 20, 2022

    Student groups and campus organizations can apply for a grant of up to $1,000 from the UAF Alumni Association. The funds will support projects that identify specific needs and improve campus opportunities for current students.
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  • Humans V Zombies

    September 19, 2022

    Your favorite campus game of tag is back: Humans Vs Zombies! Join the Office of Sustainability, Esports, Student Activities Office and Nanook Diversity and Action Center for a large-scale game of tag using Nerf equipment in a zombie apocalypse setting.
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  • Staff Council nominations open until Sept. 27

    September 19, 2022

    Staff Council will be holding elections in October for odd-numbered units and at-large seats. This is a total of 16 seats! Representatives will be elected to two-year terms starting in January 2023.
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