April 2014 Archive

Come meet The Family, April 3


UAA Biological Sciences Weekly Seminar: Ph.D. Candidate Buck Furin - April 11, 2014


ISER Lunchtime Talk: 'Tskah, xs'waanx–Herring, Herring Roe: Colonialism and the Narrowing of Indigenous Resource Utilization,' April 9


Complex Systems: 'Constructing subsistence use areas from survey data: On the intersection of social and environmental sciences' - April 4, 2014


Alumni Spotlight: Richie Diehl


Aviation grad Richie Diehl flew down the icy Iditarod Trail just a few weeks ago to grab a top-15 finish and the year's most-improved musher award. "It's the craziest race I've ever been part of," said Richie, who has been racing competitively since graduating from UAA's aviation program in 2008.

Sustainability Week 2014: Eco-fashion, local food, campus bikes

Sustainability Club

Next week, April 7-10, will mark the first Sustainability Week on UAA's main campus. Here's the roundup of all the great activities, including local food, EcoChic fashion and UAA's new bike share program.

Homeless youth in Fairbanks, snow disposal in Fairview and Chinook management in Western Alaska—it’s thesis season


UAA graduate and undergraduate students are feverishly working to net all of their glimmering, wriggly, newly acquired knowledge into a cohesive thesis or capstone presentation before graduation.

Raising their voices

Glee Club

Some knew the difference between a quarter note and a treble clef, others didn't. Some felt they belonged on stage, others felt terror at the prospect of belting out a tune in public. The 29 singers who earned places in the UAA Glee Club found creative exhilaration and the embrace of a "Glee-fam."

Enhancing education in Pakistan

Tim Jester

Tim Jester spent eight months in Pakistan as part of a USAID project that involved meeting with educators and government officials to find ways to increase literacy, open educational access for girls and improve teacher training. He talks about his experiences in a volatile country he found "welcoming."

Alumni Spotlight: JoAnn Tilgner

I Am UAA - JoAnn Tilgner

JoAnn’s seafood operation is the truest family business—five employees (four of them related), all splitting time between regular jobs and their newly-founded award-winning company. Just months after setting up shop, the Tilgner’s Scotch-style cold-smoked sockeye salmon is already representing Alaska from sea to shining sea.

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