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  • Lecture on glacier mass July 26

    Lecture on glacier mass July 26

    July 16, 2019

    The International Arctic Research Center is hosting a lecture by Lauren Vargo from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, on Friday, July 26.
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  • Volcanoes, permafrost, earthquakes shape Alaska

    Volcanoes, permafrost, earthquakes shape Alaska

    July 15, 2019

    Forty-one volcanoes that have erupted since the 1700s. Eleven percent of the world’s earthquakes. Glaciers of an ever-changing number that probably tops 100,000. Alaska has its share of superlatives, and here’s another one — Alaska has the largest maar on Earth.
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  • Friday Focus: Legacy of research excellence

    Friday Focus: Legacy of research excellence

    June 20, 2019

    The best method for ensuring continued success in securing research grants is to demonstrate expertise, capability and capacity. Success begets success.
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  • Alaska Sea Grant selects graduate students for fellowship

    Alaska Sea Grant selects graduate students for fellowship

    June 20, 2019

    Alaska Sea Grant has selected three individuals for its year-long fellowship program. They include a master's student from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and two recent graduates with master's degrees from Oregon State University.
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  • New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in the future

    New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in the future

    June 19, 2019

    New research shows an iceless Greenland may be in our future. If worldwide greenhouse gas emissions remain on their current trajectory, Greenland may be ice-free by the year 3000. Even by the end of the century, the island could lose 4.5% of its ice, contributing up to 13 inches of sea level rise.
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  • ‘Microbial Worlds’ exhibit returns to UAF

    ‘Microbial Worlds’ exhibit returns to UAF

    June 18, 2019

    The collaborative art-science exhibit, "In a Time of Change: Microbial Worlds," is returning to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for a second summer.
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  • Monitoring a mystery bird in Yakutat

    Monitoring a mystery bird in Yakutat

    June 14, 2019

    On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side by side. Biologists here are learning more about the less common, more mysterious one — the Aleutian tern.
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  • Big whales eat tiny fish at hatchery buffets

    Big whales eat tiny fish at hatchery buffets

    June 12, 2019

    At the Hidden Falls Hatchery in Chatham Strait, three whales have tapped into a yearly all-you-can-eat buffet. The whales have learned that the hatchery releases juvenile salmon in the same place each summer, providing a reliable snack for the roaming predators.
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  • UAF’s first class of veterinary students makes history

    UAF’s first class of veterinary students makes history

    June 06, 2019

    At age three, Liz Millman knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. Today, Millman is part of the first class of graduates from the collaborative veterinary program offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado State University.
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  • Down Memory Lane series highlights UAF history

    May 28, 2019

    The Down Memory Lane interview series, which features conversations with retired University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty members and administrators, will begin June 3. Veteran journalist Robert Hannon will provide a forum for longtime employees to share wisdom, memories and highlights from their careers and the university.
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  • UAF hosting Arctic research open house

    UAF hosting Arctic research open house

    May 23, 2019

    Seventeen UAF research facilities will showcase their work next week during the free UAF Arctic research open house on Thursday, May 30, from 4-7 p.m. on UAF’s West Ridge.
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  • UAF-led team discovers ancient human footprint

    UAF-led team discovers ancient human footprint

    May 23, 2019

    The discovery of a prehistoric footprint at an Interior Alaska archaeological site is helping researchers create a more detailed picture of ancient Athabascan family life.
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  • Melting small glaciers could add 10 inches to sea levels

    Melting small glaciers could add 10 inches to sea levels

    May 22, 2019

    A new review of glacier research data paints a picture of a future planet with a lot less ice and a lot more water. Glaciers worldwide are projected to lose anywhere from 18% to 36% of their mass by 2100, resulting in almost 10 inches of sea level rise.
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  • Kinchel Doerner named CNSM dean

    Kinchel Doerner named CNSM dean

    May 22, 2019

    Doerner is the dean of the Graduate School at South Dakota State University. He will start in the CNSM dean position Aug. 4.
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  • Alaska Satellite Facility’s Albright focuses on lifelong learning

    Alaska Satellite Facility’s Albright focuses on lifelong learning

    May 16, 2019

    Wade Albright said his job was like “drinking water out of a fire hose” at one point. He was working as a technician at the Alaska Satellite Facility, part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute, and was challenged every day. He had been at ASF for several years, but the learning curve is steep at an organization that processes complex scientific data. Almost two decades later, this March, he was named deputy director.
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