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Alumni of Distinction award nominations due July 31

UAA needs your nominations for the 2020 Alumni of Distinction Awards!

Celebrate the successes of alumni making important contributions in their communities by nominating them for the Alumni of Distinction awards! Categories include Alumni of Achievement, Alumni Humanitarian and Alumni Emerging Leader. Don't wait! The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, July 31.

The Bee Collectors

Mason bees (genus Osmia) archived in UAA's Herbarium

As bee populations decline worldwide, much about Alaska’s bees still remains unknown. Researchers at UAA’s Alaska Center for Conservation Science are partnering with the Bureau of Land Management to find out more about what bees exist in Alaska and what key roles they play in our unique ecosystem.

Summer's greetings from UAA!

UAA's Lucy Cuddy Hall with sunflowers in the foreground (Photo by James Evans / UAA)

Happy #AlaskaSummer, Seawolves! Explore scenes from UAA's main campus and across the state in this montage that captures the beauty of an Alaska summer, from landscapes and wildlife to outdoor adventures.

We're open: UAA's library is available in person or online for campus community

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While much of UAA's campus pivoted quickly to alternate course delivery and working remotely, the UAA/APU Consortium Library remains open to all UAA students, faculty and staff who can access the library with their WOLFcard.

UAA sends two alumni to Austria for the USTA Foreign Language Assistantship

Molly Johnson

Since 2018, UAA has been sending students abroad to Austria for the USTA Foreign Language Assistantship, a program under the auspices of Fulbright. This year, two recent alumni, Molly Johnson and fall 2019 commencement speaker Rose Kruger, will represent the university in Austria for the upcoming academic year.

UAA introduces Fast Track Career Certificates

Fast Track Career Certificates from UAA

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered everyday life and impacted the economy in unprecedented ways. In response, UAA developed a suite of Fast Track Career Certificates to help Alaskans retool quickly and acquire new skills to reenter the workforce or energize their current career.

Udall Scholar is passionate about Alaska Native children and American Indian welfare

Faith Itta

Faith Itta is UAA’s second Udall Undergraduate Scholarship recipient. The social work major, who starts her senior year this fall, has big plans to bring change to the way Alaska Native and American Indian children are treated by leveraging the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Virtually speaking: UAA’s New Student Orientation takes Howl Days online

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This summer, UAA’s New Student Orientation, also known as Howl Days, went virtual. The New Student Orientation pivoted quickly to take a day-long event completely online with 16 virtual tours, including a self-guided one, as well as a YouTube channel with tips and tricks and a Facebook group page for incoming students.

UAA accepting nominations for 2020 Alumni of Distinction awards

UAA needs your nominations for the 2020 Alumni of Distinction Awards!

Celebrate the successes of alumni making important contributions in their communities by nominating them for the Alumni of Distinction awards! Categories include Alumni of Achievement, Alumni Humanitarian and Alumni Emerging Leader. Don't wait! The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, July 10.

UAA’s Student Support Fund offers relief during uncertain financial circumstances

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For UAA’s student population, COVID-19 hit hard. Transitioning from the classroom to alternative learning was hard enough already without the financial burden of worrying about how to make ends meet. For more than 340 UAA students, the Student Support Fund offered financial relief and peace of mind.