December 2016 Archive
Ski captain chasing academic and athletic awards
Ski team captain Curtis McKillop is a frequent academic honoree and top-20 finisher on the slopes. That's why this management and marketing major is hoping to net both athletic and academic top prizes during his senior season. "I’m setting my eyes on both,” he said.
Happy holidays from UAA!
It’s been a great year at UAA, and we’re honored to share a few highlights and notable achievements. 2017 promises to be a milestone-filled year. Thanks for all you do to make UAA all that it is—a university focused on providing access, cultivating excellence and supporting student success. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Tiny fish, big impact
Student researchers at UAA are examining the threespine stickleback—a centimeters-long fish common in Anchorage parks—to better understand how genetic variations affect immune response in humans. Funded by the National Institute of Health, it's hyper-local research with national implications.
Honoring academic distinction: UAA professors receive emeritus recognition at fall commencement
Longtime UAA professors Robert McCoy of the Department of Mathematics and Bjartmar Sveinbjörnsson of the Department of Biological Sciences (director of UAA's Environmental and Natural Resources Institute) have each been honored with the distinction of being named Professor Emeritus, for their loyalty and achievements.