UAA announces new deans


Recently University of Alaska Anchorage Provost Denise Runge announced the hiring of deans for the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Policy and the College of Engineering.

CoEng Dean Kenrick Mock is excited to create new opportunities for students


Kenrick Mock was named dean of the College of Engineering. He served as the college's interim dean starting in fall 2018 and as a computer science faculty member since 2000.

Fall semester brings renewed excitement for CBPP Dean John Nofsinger


John Nofsinger was selected as dean of the UAA College of Business and Public Policy. He served as interim dean of CBPP starting in spring 2020 and has served as a professor of finance and the Seward Chair in international finance at UAA.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean McNulty is focusing on student success


Jenny McNulty, UAA’s new College of Arts and Sciences dean is focusing her attention on student success.

The people’s storyteller

Patricio Espinoza

This year’s Atwood Chair of Journalism, Patricio Espinoza, has a simple goal: to inspire his students to drill down to the simplicity of people’s everyday lives and stories.

Moving at the speed of relationships

Multicultural Student Services director Sara Caldwell-Kan

Meet UAA’s new Multicultural Student Services director Sara Caldwell-Kan and learn how she aims to bridge the gap between student success with student wellness.

Gulf Research of the National Academies awards Hahn $76K grant


Micah Hahn, assistant professor of environmental health in UAA’s Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, was one of seven recipients awarded an Early-Career Research Fellowship from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies.

Keep calm and macaron

UAA finance alumnus James Strong, owner of Sweet Caribou

Despite several career changes, finance alumnus James Strong was able to find his calling as the co-founder and owner of Anchorage's first macaron patisserie, Sweet Caribou. And despite the COVID-19 pandemic forcing businesses to stall or close completely, Sweet Caribou found a way to succeed.

Nominations open for UAA’s 2021 Alumni of Distinction Awards

2021 Alumni of Distinction logo

Celebrate the successes of alumni making important contributions in their communities by nominating them for the Alumni of Distinction Awards by Aug. 24! Categories include Alumni Emerging Leader, Alumni Humanitarian and Alumni of Achievement.

A little revamp goes a long way in ensuring student success


A new approach to assessing incoming students and placing them in general education requirement writing classes yielded some pleasantly positive results for UAA students, faculty and administrators.