April 2015 Archive
March Madness of debate comes to UAA
The world-ranked Seawolf Debaters will field seven pairs at this year's national debate tournament, the US Universities Debating Championship, hosted right here in Anchorage April 11–13. Cheer on the home team as they face off against nearly 200 teams from across the continent for the national debate crown.
Nursing grad manages critical care unit at ANMC
Pedro Melgar graduated from high school in Peru before moving to Anchorage with his family. Rather than complete high school all over again in the States, he enrolled at UAA and launched into a nursing career that's led him to unit manager for intensive care at Alaska Native Medical Center.
Is toxic mercury flowing out of Alaska's melting glaciers?
Ocean mercury levels are rising, including near Alaska. Geochemist Birgit Hagedorn aims to find out if microbial action between rock and glacial ice may be influencing the release of methylmercury from Alaska glaciers, the most toxic form.
Postcards Home: Legislative intern German Baquero on what happens when you work too hard
A legislative internship in Juneau is nothing if not a big dose of real-world political and work life. Check in with German Baquero.