March 2014 Archive
Alumni Spotlight: Kerre Shelton
Alaska's Division of Public Health oversees preventive safety programs in the state, from water fluoridation to bicycle helmets. Kerre Shelton, a UAA journalism graduate, sits at the helm of this massive undertaking, making sure her 500 employees scattered statewide are communicating effectively and keeping Alaskans as safe, savvy and responsible as possible when it comes to their health.
Alaska WWAMI director on KSKA to discuss metal-on-metal hip implants
Dr. Jane Shelby, director of Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education, was a guest of Dr. Thad Woodard’s "Line One: Your Health Connection" to talk about problematic hip replacements with Dr. Steve Tower and Dr. Michael Mayor. Listen to the podcast.
What makes a cold city cool? Investigating urban design
Where you and I might see nothing more than an empty parking lot or a barren stretch of sidewalk, Bree Kessler sees a pop-up drive-in movie theater or space for a mobile library. She's been investigating winter cities as far away as Finland to see what innovations might help make Anchorage outdoor spaces more vibrant.
Seawolf Hockey ends regular season with another win
It’s not over yet! The hard-charging hockey team wrapped up their regular season with a 3-1 win against UAF in the final game of the Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup series. A post-season match against UAF this weekend decides who advances to the WCHA Final Five.
It once cost $3,025 a year to light one of UAA's lecture halls. Now, after a coat of white paint and installation of new LED units, lighting that lecture hall in the Professional Studies Building will cost only $750 a year and use 75 percent less electricity.
Student Spotlight: Seawolf Debate Program
Debate is more than just giving speeches. It creates an intricate lacework of argument and engagement that can win a competition trophy or, more important, clarify opinion and influence public policies that affect the quality of countless lives. Meet the people who enrich UAA's Seawolf Debate Program.