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Slideshow: Springtime in the UAA Greenhouse

Kagen Silver moves plants out of the UAA greenhouse to acclimate.

Among the many signs of spring visible at UAA, on Monday morning UAA’s grounds maintenance staff were hard at work moving plants out of the university’s greenhouse in preparation for June planting.

Puppy loves and dental gloves: Positive effects of therapy dogs in dentistry

Therapy dog Kiita hangs out with Seawolves.

UAA dental hygiene students recently presented their research on therapy dogs in dentistry. During the presentation, the team discussed the benefits of dental therapy dogs, what kind of specialized training therapy dogs receive and what it might look like to have one in the office.

The spring 2022 edition of Alumni Spirit magazine is now available

Spring 2022 Alumni Spirit magazine cover

The latest edition of UAA’s premier publication is full of stories that shine a light on new developments happening at the university. Read about recent expansions to the School of Nursing, learn about the reimagined honors program that offers flexibility and immersion, preview the initiative to provide resident tuition to all, and more.

Prince William Sound College partners with Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve for student intern program

Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

For years, Prince William Sound College and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve have been working together through an internship program that helps students and the community.

2022 Student Research and Creative Scholarship Showcase returns to in-person event


Earlier this spring, 40 students submitted poster projects of their best academic work to the 2022 Student Research and Creative Scholarship Showcase, which returned to an in-person event this year.

Wildfire hazard map gives residents important risk information

Smoke from wildfires on the Kenai Peninsula descends on Anchorage's U-Med District.

A new online map reflects wildfire hazard potential within the Municipality of Anchorage. UAA assistant professor Jennifer Schmidt created the map as part of a National Science Foundation project to develop educational materials and tools to help residents and communities address environmental hazards.

Health Sciences faculty member receives NIH grant to develop hope-based health curriculum

Britteny Howell

Assistant professor of health sciences Britteny M. Howell received an R15 research grant from the National Institute on Aging to train 12 student research assistants to develop a health program to improve older adults' fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity.

Slideshow: UAA Spring 2022 Commencement

Cheryl Williams, B.A. Psychology, walks to receive her degree at UAA's Spring 2022 Commencement at the Alaska Airlines Center. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Congratulations to the spring Class of 2022! UAA celebrated the accomplishments of more than 1,000 undergraduate, graduate and certificate students from the Anchorage campus at two in-person ceremonies Sunday, May 1.

Slideshow: UAA Reunion Commencement

John Gregory, B.S. Natural Sciences, walks through the honor aisle during the UAA reunion commencement. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

UAA grads from the classes of 2020 and 2021 who could not attend in-person commencement ceremonies at the time due to the COVID-19 pandemic were honored at a special reunion commencement Saturday, April 30.

UAA celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander, Desi American Heritage Month in May

Eva Ulukivaiola

During May, UAA recognizes our Asian American, Pacific Islander, Desi American students, faculty, staff and alumni with events and educational opportunities all month long.

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