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  • Red aurora rare enough to be special

    October 14, 2021

    Charles Deehr will never forget his first red aurora. On Feb. 11, 1958, Deehr was a student at Reed College in Portland, Ore. He asked a Fulbright student from Norway named Tone to the Portland Symphony that night.
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  • A man with a gray beard and glasses stands in front of a bookshelf wall full of academic books and papers.

    Juday awarded George B. Fell Award

    October 13, 2021

    Glenn Juday, University of Alaska Fairbanks professor emeritus of forest ecology, has received the George B. Fell Award from the national Natural Areas Association.
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Fairbanks is central to science

At 120 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Fairbanks campus is well situated for northern research. UAF research in arctic biology, engineering, geophysics, supercomputing, and Alaska Native studies is renowned worldwide.

UAF ranks in the top 150 of nearly 700 U.S. institutions that conduct research. UAF has ranked in the top 11 of more than 10,000 institutions worldwide for number of citations in climate change publications.

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Your discoveries support Alaska

University researchers work to combat challenges Alaskans face on a daily basis. We are helping Alaskans live more comfortably and safely with a secure future by bringing research dollars into the state. More than 80% of the university’s research is directly related to Alaska.  

To support research innovation, the University of Alaska hosts many professionally staffed laboratories with highly technical capacities. Our labs and field facilities are available to all scientists. 

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