April 22: UAA Spring Clean Up Day

Get outdoors and celebrate Earth Day with UAA by joining the Grounds Department as we clean up a winter's worth of trash on campus. Drop by any time during the event to pick up trash bags, tongs, nitrile gloves and safety vests. Supply pick-up will be located near the greenhouse at the east entry of Gordon Hartlieb Hall.

TODAY: Open forum with finalist for Institutional Research Director position

As co-chairs of the UAA Institutional Research Director search committee, we are pleased to announce the finalists for the position and the process for virtual campus visits next week.

'All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions for the Climate Crisis' with Dr. Ayana Johnson

UAA is proud to partner with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies to host an Earth Day 2021 keynote discussion. This event is part of the UAA/APU Books of the Year program and supports the theme of building community resilience.

April 21: School of Nursing DNP Project Defense - David Ampong

On Wednesday April 21, David Ampong, MS, MSN, MHA, APRN, PMHNP-BC will present his final DNP project, “Evaluating the Patient Experience in Outpatient Detoxification: Implication for Improvement of the Early Stages of Alcohol Use Disorder and /or Opioid Use Disorder: Implication for Recovery Treatment Process," beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Want to find out if you qualify for a free dental cleaning?

UAA Dental Hygiene students are looking for their board examination patients!! Typically patients that qualify have not had their teeth cleaned in a long time (5+ years) since students need a certain amount of "build up" on teeth to take their national examination board.

ISER Webinar: The state and the stimulus: a presentation on Alaska’s economy

Join us for a lunchtime webinar with Associate Professor of Economics Mouhcine Guettabi. He will discuss the state of the economy, how the stimulus affects his forecast, and will offer a few notes on the budget. If you missed his recent testimony to the legislature, this is your chance to watch a similar presentation and participate in a Q&A session.

April 22 and 23: Director of Multicultural Student Services Open Forums

We have two finalists for the Director of Multicultural Student Services joining us virtually next week for their "campus" interviews. Please join us for the student open forums on Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23, from 12:30-1 p.m.

Vice Provost & COH Dean Jeff Jessee announces retirement

"It is with mixed emotions that I announce my intention to retire as vice provost of UA health programs and dean of the UAA College of Health on July 31 of this year," wrote Jeff Jessee in a message to the UAA community. "Serving the University of Alaska for the past four years has been an enormous honor, and stepping away from this role will be bittersweet. I feel it is the right time, though, as I look forward to the new opportunities that retirement will bring."

AI Webinar will explore the development of self-driving vehicles April 22

UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy announces “Driving into the Future,” the final installment of its special webinar series on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Thursday, April 22 lunchtime event is open to the public and will focus on the development of autonomous vehicles.

UAA student essay selected as cover article for upcoming ‘Film Matters’ magazine

Samantha Van Zandt, a UAA student who took WRTG 111 last summer, submitted her essay on Quentin Tarantino's films Kill Bill Vol. I & II to the undergraduate film journal Film Matters. Not only did the journal agree to publish, but she'll also be the featured article, with the cover dedicated to her piece.