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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Jana Lekanoff: 'I want to strengthen the fabric of Unangan lives'

How are power and place names connected? UAA anthropology student Jana Lekanoff is researching this question in her home community of Unalaska Island. 

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UAA students and professors explore a lava tube on Hawaii's Big Island.

'I've never crawled around in a lava tube before...'

UAA professors and students earned $1.7 million for the UA system, and valuable field experience, when they surveyed sites in the Hawaii uplands between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island. This August, they tackle a new project on Oahu. 

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UAA grads help make ASD "best school district for refugees"

Earlier this month, Slate.com named the Anchorage School District “the country's best school district for refugees” in a front page feature story. Meet a few of the UAA grads and faculty who play a part in educating ASD's 10,000 English language learners.

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UAA alumnus Bruce Bustamante is the president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

In the business of business at the Anchorage Chamber

Bruce Bustamante, B.B.A. '99, built a career sharing the beauty and benefits of Anchorage, first in the local tourism industry and now as president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

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Scholar-Athlete: Sean Alexander finishes as a 3x academic All-American

A 3.75 GPA in economics and management earned Sean Alexander magna cum laude graduation honors in May, making him a great example of the caliber of UAA’s scholar-athletes. 

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Podcasts: Click here for your  summer 2016 literary fix

If sunny weather kept you from the Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences summer reading series, don’t despair. Each of the nine nights is available via podcast, with readings by Sherry Simpson, Richard Chiappone, David Stevenson, Elizabeth Bradfield, Nancy Lord and many more.  

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