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Feb. 8: 'Alaska and British Columbia Cultural Exchange: Perspectives on the Land'

Vancouver Island University's Indigenous/Xwulmuxu Studies program and the University of Alaska Anchorage Alaska Native Studies Program are having a virtual cultural exchange Feb. 8, 9-10:20 a.m. AKST, as part of VIU’s Global Exchange Week. The event will include scholars and speakers that will address the relationship of Indigenous peoples to their respective lands in British Columbia and Alaska.

Capitol Report for Jan. 21, 2022

The 2nd regular session of the 32nd Legislature began Tuesday, Jan. 18. However, even before the official “gavel-in,” legislators were holding committee hearings on hot button issues including the Capitol’s COVID-19 policies.

Two Seawolf skiers headed to Beijing Olympics

The University of Alaska Anchorage will have one current Seawolf, JC Schoonmaker, and one former Seawolf, Hailey Swirbul, representing the United States of America at the Beijing Olympics in February.

Save the date: Systemwide Town Hall Jan. 27

University of Alaska staff, students and faculty across the entire system are invited to a virtual Town Hall with Interim UA President Pat Pitney, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 1-2 p.m via livestream on the UA President’s communications page.

Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Visit to order free at-home tests.

Student job opening: Social Media and Marketing Assistant

The UAA College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is seeking a Social Media and Marketing Assistant to help tell the amazing stories of the CAS community. The Social Media and Marketing Assistant will work directly with the CAS Communications Specialist to develop creative digital content, write stories that capture the unique CAS environment, and work to bring a fresh perspective to CAS’ online presence.

NCBI Social Inclusion & Equity Half-Day Exposure Workshop

UAA is a campus affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), an international leadership organization that works with colleges, universities and government agencies to create communities of belonging, increase cultural competence and eliminate racism and other forms of oppression.

Jan. 26: Join ISER for the 2022 Alaska Economic Forecast

Alaska's economy is in recovery mode, but how much optimism is warranted this year? Join ISER for an online presentation Wedensday, Jan. 26, from noon-1 p.m. for insights from economist Mouhcine Guettabi. He will give an overview of how the economy has changed since the onset of the pandemic and a look at the opportunities and challenges for Alaska in 2022.

Senior Nursing Students' Survey

We are a group of senior nursing students conducting a survey for COVID-19 vaccine awareness in the UAA campus population. The University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Nursing senior nursing students are completing an academic assessment project about COVID vaccination awareness in the community. There has been an Institutional Review Board Determination that this is considered to be non-research. This information will be used to develop a community awareness campaign using public service announcements.

Jan. 27: Open forum with UAA's Web Advisory Committee

The Web Advisory Committee is a new governance group tasked with putting students first in our website content strategies. Come meet the committee and learn about the upcoming student dashboard, how the new website design came to be and have a chance to share your thoughts about UAA's online experiences.