July 2015 Archive
July 24, 2015: Reception for Ice Age American Lion sculpture in the rock garden
Celebrate the installation of UAA's newest public artwork, an eight-foot tall Ice Age American Lion carved out of limestone by sculptor Meg White. A crane will move the 26,000-pound piece into the UAA Rock Garden today. Visit the cat's new home (just east of the Natural Sciences Building) on Friday for a slice of cake and to talk with the artist.
'This program helped me figure out more, to make sure I want that career'
UAA's Della Keats programs help motivated students from underrepresented, rural or economically disadvantaged backgrounds learn about health care careers, experience job shadowing and dorm life and acquire the academic grounding they'll need to succeed in college.
An Ice Age American Lion comes home to perch in the UAA Geology Rock Garden
How do you carve an Ice Age American Lion out of a 40,000-pound block of limestone? For sculptor Meg White, who just completed the Percent for Art addition to the UAA Geology Rock Garden, it's all about the power tools. Meet her Friday at noon.
Math tutor: 'It's kind of like a fun puzzle'
Students grappling with the intricate mazes of algebra and calculus are likely to be familiar with Alayna Rupert, a tutor in UAA's Math Lab who patiently helps them smooth out their mathematical thinking and untangle polynomials, linear equations and exponents.