Alaska's Urban University

The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state's largest post-secondary institution. Located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, the campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, ponds and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system perfect for students' active lifestyles.

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Alaska's Urban University
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UAA team works to end honey-bucket era

Two UAA graduate students and an environmental engineering professor work on a prototype for the Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge. Success could transform lives of those living in remote Alaska.

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Improving health literacy in diverse Anchorage

Anchorage is one of the most diverse cities in the nation, and UAA is one of several health- and language-focused advocates working to ensure health information is delivered to everyone, whether you speak English or Lao or Wolof or Samoan or Nuer or Korean or Russian or...

 

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UAA alumni behind the wheel of Alaska tourism

Tourism is nearly a $4 billion industry in Alaska, and UAA graduates are involved in all corners of the market. We checked in with three academic departments that guide graduates to tourism careers: hospitality and restaurant management, theatre and, yes, even civil engineering.

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Life at 'the Big House': Inside Alaska's largest fire station

Zach Stubbs, A.A.S. Fire Science '06, brought a bit of blue collar to this April's 'Top Forty under 40' awards. As a captain at Alaska's largest fire station, his team responds to an incredibly diverse array of emergencies (and occasionally they stick around to fold the laundry).

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60% UAA graduates working in Alaska 5 years after graduation.
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Scholar-Athlete: In 'Seawolf,' Jenna Buchanan means hard work

Jenna Buchanan knows what it means to go all in—at the gym, on the court, in the classroom. 

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UAA's production of 'Stalking the Bogeyman' tours Alaska

When he was just 7 years old, David Holthouse was raped in Anchorage by a family friend. Twenty-five years later their paths cross again, and Holthouse meticulously plans the murder of his rapist, who he ominously refers to as the Bogeyman. This summer, UAA's production of Stalking the Bogeyman tours to several Alaska communities, including Homer, Seward, Valdez and Fairbanks.

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