July 2017 Archive

For relay runner, school and sports go hand in hand


Liam Lindsay is a two-time All-American sprinter and a physical education major. Much like a clean hand-off in a relay race, his academic and athletic ambitions are seamlessly synced.

Gunnar Knapp selected as 2017 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence recipient


The University of Alaska Foundation announced that long-time academic leaders Michelle Bartlett and Gunnar Knapp will receive the 2017 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. Bartlett, director of Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Gunnar Knapp, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage, will each receive $10,000 for their significant contributions to the University of Alaska.

ASD multilingual students to read original poetry and prose at the bookstore Aug. 4, 2017


Approximately 20 multilingual Anchorage School District students, grades 7 through 12, will read original poetry and prose they have written during this year's ASD/UAA Summer Academy.

FY18 capital budget includes $5 million for the university’s deferred maintenance needs

The Alaska Legislature passed an FY18 capital budget yesterday that includes $5 million of the $50 million requested by the UA Board of Regents for deferred maintenance and renewal/re-purposing needs. The regents will meet on Aug. 9 from 2-3 p.m. to approve the FY18 capital budget.

Lean Six Sigma Training for staff and faculty - Aug. 3, 2017

Register now for Lean Six Sigma Training! Over 50 departments have already taken advantage of the opportunity to receive continuous improvement training­—and together we’ve helped save thousands of hours of staff time by teaching techniques that empower employees to streamline processes and get rid of long-standing institutional frustrations.

UAA professor finds potential market for wild Alaska salmon, in China

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Before she moved from her native China to the U.S., Dr. Qiujie "Angie" Zheng was "OK with salmon." Then she tried wild Alaska salmon, loved it, and launched research focused on helping companies effectively market wild Alaska salmon to the Chinese.

Summer 2017: Learn about moon travel and the human brain at UAA Planetarium


As Alaska’s largest planetarium, the UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater is an immersive place to explore the world around us—from the smallest microbes to the most distant galaxies. See what’s playing this summer at the UAA Planetarium.

Student-workers find more than just a job through Alaska PEAK


Alaska PEAK — a simple yet mighty mentorship program — turns on-campus employment into a high-impact area of student success for the more than 850 student-workers employed at UAA.

Retirement celebration for John Hanson set for July 28, 2017


Tanya Ho named Seawolf Gymnastics head coach

Formerly a UAA opponent as a competitor and coach at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rivals UC Davis and Sacramento State, Tanya Ho becomes just the second head coach in 34 years of Seawolf gymnastics history.

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