January 2015 Archive
Students accept NASA’s rocket challenge
The newly formed UAA Rocketry team has been working since August to design and build a reusable rocket with a robotic arm, a miniature Mars Autonomous Vehicle, to NASA specifications.
Native Voices displays history, culture of indigenous health
Alaska WWAMI is hosting Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness, a National Library of Medicine display spotlighting stories about how epidemics and inhibition of culture influence indigenous communities today.
Postcards Home: Legislative intern Mark Simon on his solo journey to Juneau
UAA has five students working as legislative interns in Juneau this session. They'll report back on their experiences through Postcards Home. Here, political science major Mark Simon lets us travel along on his drive and ferry ride from Anchorage to Juneau.
Project 49: Russ Dow, Ivy League dropout, Alaska pioneer
New Hampshire-born Russ Dow first set eyes on Alaska when he was 18 years old. It ruined him for predictable life back East and he made Alaska his permanent home in 1936.
Opening access to free legal help
Kenneth Odia was on the verge of losing his home when Alaska Legal Services Corp. helped him find a way out of his plight. Now, a UAA Think Tank discussion focuses on how to help ALSC find ways to close the 'civil justice gap.'
In the courtroom and in the clouds
Mark Skolnick is a seriously busy man. He's a full-time lawyer, as well as a UAA flight instructor with a penchant for midnight flights. But whether his day is in the courtroom or in the clouds, he's always home in the evenings for family time (on top of juggling two careers, he's also a father of three).
'Strokes of Electricity: The Artworks of Woody Guthrie' on display at the Kimura Gallery through Feb. 6, 2015
"Strokes of Electricity" is an exhibition of selected visual works by the renowned American folk musician and activist Woody Guthrie. Come view the show at the Kimura Gallery (Fine Arts Building, Second Floor) before its short run at UAA ends on Feb. 6. Keep reading to view a preview of the exhibit and learn more about the artist.