Elevating the low clarinet

Wolbers’ UAA career spanned 28 years where he led both the university’s wind and saxophone and clarinet ensembles, as well as served as the division coordinator of Wind and Percussion Studies. (Photo courtesy of Mark Wolbers)

UAA Emeritus Professor of Music Mark Wolbers recently published 48 études for clarinet adapted from Franz Wilhem Ferling’s oboe études, providing clarinetists worldwide the opportunity to experiment and expand their performance repertoire.

Creating connections with neural networks

Dr. Helena Wisniewski

As a child, Helena Wisniewski was a whiz at puzzles, foretelling a career that fostered connections to create innovative new products. Now a professor of entrepreneurship at UAA, her recent initiatives include establishing a new webinar series on AI launching Jan. 20.

Catching up with Interim Chancellor Bruce Schultz

UAA Interim Chancellor Bruce Schultz

Vice Chancellor of Student of Affairs Bruce Schultz stepped into the interim chancellor position on Jan. 4, 2021. We caught up with Schultz, whose UAA career has spanned 29 years, on what students, faculty and staff can expect from him this spring semester.

Meet the 2021 ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment Award recipients

UAA's ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building.

As the nation’s only Arctic state, Alaska faces unique challenges and conditions unlike anywhere else in the U.S. Faculty and students at UAA are driving research that tackles Arctic challenges in practical ways.

The power of community


UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen reflects on the two years she spent leading Alaska’s largest university.

Farewell, Seawolves

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen offers one final farewell to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters of Alaska’s largest university.

Celebrating the fall 2020 Honorary Degree and Meritorious Service Award recipients


It is the University of Alaska Anchorage's honor to confer upon Bill Sheffield the title of Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and to award Renee Carter-Chapman and Will Jacobs the Meritorious Service Award at the fall 2020 commencement ceremony.

Hooding ceremony student speaker Naidene Baechler on pursuing systemic change

Hooding ceremony student speaker Naidene Baechler

As program supervisor for Knik Tribal Council’s new behavioral health program, social work alumna Naidene Baechler works to resolve the high rates of suicide among Alaska Natives and the increased number of missing and murdered Indigenous women through educational and economic equity.

Ready for the main event

Evelyna Caldwell

UAA prepares students for their careers with academic programs — both in long-standing and emerging fields — that offer skills-based curricula built in consultation with community partners and industry professionals.

Listen to the second episode of Seawolf Voices

Economics alumnus and Anchorage Police Department Chief Justin Doll

In our second episode, economics alumnus and Anchorage Police Department Chief Justin Doll talks about his nontraditional student trajectory, how he discovered his passion for public service and the importance for law enforcement to maintain a dialogue with the community.