Creating space for a sense of place


UAA’s Center for Economic Development launched its first semester of Upstart Alpha Accelerator, a program that offers UAA students an opportunity to either experience an internship at a local startup or create their own.

Slideshow: UAA and IRS Criminal Investigation Division co-host the Adrian Project

UAA accounting student Meghna Bathija arrests economics professor Paul Johnson as he portrays a white collar criminal during the Adrian Project, a forensic accounting simulation hosted in Rasmuson Hall every other year by the Department of the Treasury's IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) division.

Accounting students experienced the day-to-day work of IRS special agents who “follow the money” and investigate financial crimes during the Adrian Project.

Just the Facts: Chancellor Sandeen answers questions about tuition

Video still from Feb. 5 "Just the Facts" with Chancellor Sandeen

In this episode of Just the Facts, Chancellor Sandeen answers questions about tuition, following the Jan. 17 UA Board of Regents vote to increase tuition.

Special delivery: UAA’s AHEC Scholars Program partners with Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield to deliver baby boxes

UAA AHEC Scholars

UAA’s Alaska Area Health Education Center Scholars Program partnered with Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield to distribute baby boxes to new parents in rural communities across Alaska.

The plant tomb


On the west side of campus in Beatrice McDonald Hall is the University of Alaska Anchorage Herbarium, a brightly-lit room with tables stacked high with plant presses and beige metal cabinets filled with nearly 20,000 plant specimens from across Alaska, the Yukon and the Pacific Northwest.

US Census Bureau director visits UAA


On Jan. 18, U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham visited the UAA campus and met with Chancellor Cathy Sandeen to discuss the 2020 census and “drop the puck” at the UAA hockey game that evening.

Get to the chopper

Sarah Snell standing in front of a chopper

Aviation grad Sarah Snell credits her time attending UAA and flying in bush Alaska for giving her the street cred that would prove useful in the aviation community beyond the Last Frontier, most recently helping her land helicopter piloting positions in Africa and Hawaii.

Welcome to Spring 2020, Seawolves!

UAA Chancellor Sandeen standing on the Administration/Humanities Building patio

Welcome to the spring 2020 semester! Please take a moment to watch this welcome video. Together, we begin a new semester, new year and new decade!

Building a foundation for future generations

After taking her first step into the wider world by traveling to Argentina as an exchange student at age 14, alumna Kate O’Neill, M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies ’98, has taken on Peace Corps assignments in Kiribati and Jamaica, and has lived in Guatemala, Japan and the United Arab Emirates with her husband and three children. She currently serves as an associate professor of management at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. (Photo courtesy of Kate O’Neill)

How does a Seawolf end up as a professor all the way in Afghanistan? For interdisciplinary studies alumna Kate O’Neill, it all started at the dinner table.

Happy holidays from UAA!


As the year ends and a new journey begins, join us on the trail for a look back at UAA highlights and notable achievements from 2019. Happy HOWL-idays, Seawolves!