UAA students and faculty collaborate to curb the spread of COVID-19 misinformation

Alumna Mary Ryan, B.A. Journalism and Public Communications ’20, former president of the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter at UAA.

As the world continues to navigate this once-in-a-generation pandemic, new scientific breakthroughs are unearthed every day. Accompanying this free flow of information is an increase of damaging misinformation. Working to curb the spread of online misinformation is the Alaska Public Health Information Response Team, a multidisciplinary collaboration between professors and students in UAA’s Department of Journalism and Public Communications and College of Health.

Unabridged: James Muller publishes definitive edition of Churchill's 'The River War'

James Muller at work editing 'The River War'

UAA political science professor James Muller recently published an unabridged edition of "The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan” by Winston Churchill after more than 30 years of meticulous work. This is the first time in over a century that the story has been told and published in its entirety.

College of Business and Public Policy earns AACSB accreditation extension

UAA's Rasmuson Hall with CBPP and AACSB logos overlaid

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business grants accreditation to fewer than 5% of all schools worldwide offering degree programs in business at the bachelor’s level or higher.

Visualizations of the North

Thomas Chung teaches Intermediate Painting at UAA

Thomas Chung, assistant professor of art and painting in UAA’s Department of Art, was recently awarded first place in the staff category of University of the Arctic's inaugural photo competition for his three-part photo series titled, "Arctic Sea Ice, Under the Glacier and Whale." We caught up with Chung to discuss his inspiration, overall approach to art and recent award-winning photos.

UAA Theatre and Dance presents virtual experience 'UAA Dance in Concert 2021'

UAA Dance in Concert 2021

UAA Dance in Concert brings together the collaborative skills of UAA faculty, students and alumni as well as community artmakers and a national guest artist for an exciting experimental event available on demand from April 9-11 and April 16-19.

Hidden heroes

Ron Swartz, Tom Hennessy and Tim Edwards

What do two staff members from the Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management department and a retired CDC infectious disease epidemiologist and College of Health affiliate professor all have in common? They have helped shape UAA’s COVID-19 response, ensuring that students, faculty and staff were safe in the wake of the global pandemic.

Hiroko Harada awarded 2021 Northwest Postsecondary Educator of the Year

UAA Japanese program professor and coordinator Hiroko Harada teaches second-year Japanese in Beatrice McDonald Hall in January 2018

Bestowed by the Pacific Northwest Council for Languages, the Ray Verzasconi Northwest Postsecondary Educator of the Year award recognizes outstanding teaching, service or research at the university level within Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington or Wyoming.

University of Alaska launches largest fundraising campaign in state history

UAA gymnasts Tere Alonso, Sophia Hyderally and Rachel Decious

The University of Alaska system has launched the public phase of For Alaska, a comprehensive campaign with the goal of raising $200 million by 2024 to support investment in students, workforce, economic development and research.

The Student Connection Challenge

Claudia Lampman

As both a professor and a vice provost, Claudia Lampman reflects on students’ comfort levels in approaching faculty compared to administrators and on the need to build meaningful interactions.

Perfect Pitch crowns winners while contributing to economic development

Competition organizer and chair Dr. Helena Wisniewski, UAA professor of entrepreneurship; competition judge Jim Kostka, chief operating officer and owner of Alaskan Data Solutions; competition winners Kiana Till and Karen Evanoff; and 2nd place winner Aimee Hassell after the UAA College of Business and Public Policy’s Perfect Pitch event during the 2021 Business Plan Competition.

Friday, March 26 marked the date for Perfect Pitch, the final event in the 2021 Business Plan Competition sponsored by the UAA College of Business and Public Policy featuring more than $11,000 in prizes.