• Charlene Stern, vice chancellor for rural, community and Native education

    Friday Focus: College rename, leading the nation

    May 24, 2024

    This week, the UA Board of Regents approved a regulation change that formalized the renaming of UAF's College of Rural and Community Development to the College of Indigenous Studies. This action effectively makes UAF the first public institution of higher education in the Nation to have such a College. The name change which took effect immediately, came as the result of a two-year effort to solicit feedback in the renaming process. In its over 50-year history, CRCD has been known by different names and focused primarily on meeting local and regional educational needs across the Bristol Bay, Northwest, Chukchi, Kuskokwim and Interior Alaska regions.
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  • UAF School of Education receives CAEP accreditation

    May 22, 2024

    UAF teacher licensure programs have earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation in spring 2024. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through content and pedagogy, clinical partnerships and practice, candidate recruitment, progression and support, program impact, and quality assurance and continuous improvement.
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  • A UAF shuttle sports a new wrap recently installed onto the vehicle. The van will be used primarily for new and prospective students visiting campus, orientations and campus preview days, and airport shuttles. It is also available by request for researchers on the road.

    UAF shuttle welcomes season with new coat

    May 20, 2024

    In case you haven't spotted it just yet, you'll definitely notice one of the UAF shuttles sporting a new look as the weather has warmed up here in the Interior.
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  • Game design fundamentals workshop

    May 20, 2024

    Unleash your creativity and enjoy delicious food at an upcoming Game Design Fundamentals workshop at The MILL, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Join Drake Richards, UAF Esports coordinator, and Eric Lonn, CTL media designer, for an exciting and interactive session on the art of making board games fun.
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  • New beginning adult pickleball camp

    May 20, 2024

    UAF Summer Sessions in partnership with the Farthest North Pickleball Club is offering an adult beginning pickleball camp Tuesday and Thursday, June 6-20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn all the basics to start playing on the first day.
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  • Nettie La Belle-Hamer, vice chancellor for research

    Friday Focus: MSI, ANNH and DNA

    May 17, 2024

    In the world of government-generated acronyms, MSI and ANNH are two that are important for us to understand where they come from and why they are important to you and me - and to UAF. Let me start with an acknowledgment that acronyms from the government can be confusing. An appropriate analogy could be what the Opposing Bases podcast hosts call pushing penguins. Spoiler alert - your brain is an iceberg and penguins are knowledge. Penguins jump on only to knock others back into the water, but you really should click the link! I am going to attempt to push as few penguins off the iceberg as possible while inviting several on board, so I won't go into all the details. I want to help you connect the significance of our new eligibility to us, to our six goals, and to UAF's DNA.
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  • Three watercolor images of mountains and trees with Watercolor Wednesday written beneath the images.

    Watercolor Wednesday back for summer

    May 17, 2024

    Watercolor Wednesday is back for the summer! Join Shayla Sackinger in the MILL Makerspace (Bunnell 143) from noon to 2 p.m. to create a finished piece of watercolor art, no experience is required! This is one of our most popular events so please reserve your seat early as space is limited.
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  • Graduate interns learn from subsistence harvesters on an interdisciplinary project in Tyonek, Alaska, combining traditional knowledge and genetics to understand the migration patterns of Chinook salmon.

    Deadline approaching for Community Partnership Development Grant funding opportunity

    May 17, 2024

    Alaska Sea Grant invites proposals through May 28, 2024, for seed grants to support the planning of community-based research partnerships and engagement of communities on research teams.
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  • Photo of the UAF community garden sign.

    UAF community garden plots available

    May 17, 2024

    The garden is located between the Fairbanks campus and West Valley High School on the old Fairbanks Street. This program is available to UAF students and employees as well as members of the public.
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  • Over 40 future teachers awarded UA Teacher Internship Scholarship at UAF

    May 15, 2024

    The University of Alaska is in its second year of offering the UA Teacher Internship Scholarship to help those interested in teaching to complete a degree and become a certified teacher for Alaska. The scholarship covers tuition and fees at UA Schools of Education as well as a stipend of up to $10,000 to offset living expenses during the critical full-time internship.
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  • BLaST URE AY2024-2025 research funding

    May 15, 2024

    The Biomedical Learning and Student Training program at UAF invites students to apply now to earn up to $6,000* to conduct research for the 2024-2025 academic year. This award may be used to cover hourly wages, tuition, travel, supplies, and services.
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  • Gender inclusive options now available in Concur profiles

    May 15, 2024

    Concur has introduced an improvement aimed at promoting inclusivity for non-binary travelers. Specifically, within the TSA Secure Flight section of the Concur Travel Profile page, two additional gender options have been incorporated: unspecified (X) and undisclosed (U). This update ensures a broader representation of gender identities, fostering a more inclusive environment for travelers.
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  • Joey Sparaga sifts dirt through a sieve while participating in an archeological field camp at a dig site near Delta Junction.

    Summer, sun and CLA

    May 15, 2024

    Ahhh, summer in Fairbanks! Precious time to enjoy the midnight sun - sitting on a blanket listening to live music, exploring the farmers' markets, treasure hunting at garage sales, sampling diverse food truck cuisines, floating down the river... and taking summer courses through the College of Liberal Arts! Wait? What? Yep! Summer is the perfect time to delve into the Liberal Arts to gain a well-rounded understanding of the world around us, and thus, a foundation that facilitates personal fulfillment, professional achievement, social awareness, and civic engagement.
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  • Four early career researchers have been selected to receive Toolik Field Station's Tundra Award.

    Toolik Field Station names 2024 early career research awardees

    May 14, 2024

    The Institute of Arctic Biology's Toolik Field Station has selected four recipients for their student and early career research Tundra Award in 2024.
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  • Kyle Augustines, a graphic designer with the UAF University Advancement team, takes a moment to celebrate his graduation with Nook.

    Friday Focus: The power of celebration

    May 10, 2024

    Last weekend marked the biggest celebration of the year for UAF. At our 102nd commencement, thousands of people packed the Carlson Center to cheer for the members of the Class of 2024, joining graduates in a raucous round of chanting U! A! F! As they walked across the stage, graduates accepted some well-deserved congratulations from university leaders. They posed for photos with the faculty who made their degrees possible. And they joined the community of more than 35,000 alumni who are the heart of Nanook Nation. Commencement is UAF's largest public event. It's a big deal for the university advancement team.
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  • Five faculty awarded Dennis Demmert Award

    May 08, 2024

    Five faculty were honored in the Dennis Demmert Award ceremony hosted by Rural Student Services on Thur. April 25, 2024
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    Victorino is BLaST Scientist of the Month for May 2024

    May 08, 2024

    BLaST announced BLaST Scholar Kaia Victorino is selected as their BLaST Scientist of the Month for May 2024. To read about this recognition or any previous BLaST Scientist of the Month content, go to the BLaST SOM website.
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  • URSA announces spring 2024 internship award recipients

    May 08, 2024

    The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity has named recipients of the URSA spring 2024 internship awards.
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  • Student health, counseling center posts summer hours

    May 08, 2024

    The UAF Student Health and Counseling Center has updated summer hours.
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  • A person lifts a dumbell in a weight room

    Nanook Rec offering lunchtime strength training

    May 08, 2024

    Nanook Recreation is offering a summer introduction to strength training class at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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  • Orientation, graduation fees to be combined

    May 08, 2024

    Starting in fall 2024, UAF will combine the new student orientation and the graduation fee into a single $225 matriculation fee.
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  • a power plant in the foreground with the sun setting behind hills in the background

    Campus heat, hot water outage through May 19

    May 08, 2024

    Facilities Services has started its annual preventative maintenance work on the power plant and utilidor system. The work is expected to take about two weeks.
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    CNSM names 2024 outstanding students and faculty

    May 07, 2024

    College of Natural Science and Mathematics Dean Karsten Hueffer has named the outstanding student awards and outstanding teaching recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year.
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  • Group photo of students recognized for outstanding presentations during the 2024 Research and Creative Activity Day.

    Students recognized for 2024 Research and Creative Activity Day entries

    May 06, 2024

    UAF's Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity recognized 16 undergraduate students for outstanding presentations during the 2024 Research and Creative Activity Day.
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  • URSA announces 2024 Innovative Technology and Education Award recipients

    May 06, 2024

    The UAF Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity has recognized 19 individuals who received a 2024 Innovative Technology and Education award.
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