July 2013 Archive

Two M.F.A. grads take over the NYC literary scene

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The Alaska Dispatch reported on three Alaska authors (Heather Lende, Tom Kizzia and Arlitia Jones) making waves in the literary world this week. Two of the authors–Heather Lende, M.F.A. '11, and Arlitia Jones, M.F.A. '95–are alumni of UAA's Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program.

UAA professor publishes article on "hot spots" in Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving

 

Alumni/Staff Spotlight: Kevin Silver

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UAA’s associate athletic director, Kevin Silver, has seen the university change, grow and expand from the small community college of the 1970s to the campus it is now, but he feels that the heart of UAA has remained the same—the students.

Anchorage a Top 10 city for geoscientists

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Anchorage is the No. 3 city in the U.S. for geoscientists to live and work and UAA's Department of Geology is churning out grads to meet the need. KTUU checked in with UAA on the rankings.

Faculty Spotlight: Gabe Garcia

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He came to the U.S. from the Philippines with his family in 1987, on the heels of the bloodless People Power Revolution that ousted Ferdinand Marcos. Although just 12 years old, he understood that people with passion can effect change. Gabe works for community-level change in the field of public health.

Meet Gearspoke.com

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If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you may have heard of Gearspoke.com by now. If not, get this: It’s time to get online and share that gear in your garage. This online rental service, conceived and run by UAA students and alumni, provides customers with outdoor gear and equipment rentals from other outdoor enthusiasts.

UAA Campus Bookstore and UC Bookstore closed Aug. 12-16

The UAA Campus Bookstore and UC Bookstore will be closed Aug. 12-16 in preparation for fall rush. Both will re-open for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 19.

Textbook buyback at the UAA Campus Bookstore, Aug. 2, 5 and 6

The UAA Campus Bookstore is offering textbook buyback Aug. 2, 5 and 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. If a book is going to be used again on campus, the UAA Campus Bookstore will offer top dollar in cash to buy it back, passing savings on to the next student who buys the book. This system puts money back in your pocket and increases the number of used books the bookstore is able to carry next semester.

2013 Week of the Arctic, Aug. 12-18

The University and Alaska Fairbanks and the Institute of the North will host presentations, roundtable discussions and workshops Aug. 12-18 in Anchorage, as part of the 2013 Week of the Arctic. The week celebrates America's status as an Arctic nation and explores ways to expand Alaska's role in the Arctic.

FTC hosts one-week tech boot camp Aug.19-23; sign up for the classes you want