December 2017 Archive

UAA announces winning proposals for 2018 ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment award

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Faculty and students at the University of Alaska Anchorage continue to make important strides in Arctic research, thanks to the support of ConocoPhillips Alaska. UAA announced today that five proposals have been selected to receive ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment awards totaling more than $440,000.

UA scholarship application for 2018-19 now available

The 2018–19 UA scholarship application is currently available. It is a new and improved application that’s even more student-friendly and intuitive!

Gordon Hartlieb Hall fuel operations schedule for winter break; new system goes live Jan. 8

 

Time sheets must be approved by 5 p.m. Dec. 22, 2017

The upcoming university closure for winter break (Dec. 23, 2017–Jan. 2, 2018) severely reduces the amount of time available to enter, edit and correct the payroll run.

UAA Surplus & Relocation Services unavailable Dec. 11-Jan. 5

 

Demry Mebane: “The opportunities are seemingly endless. That’s why I’m still here.”

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If you’ve been a student in the last few years, you’ve surely seen Demry Mebane. A member of Seawolf Debate, Model UN, USUAA and more, he's been on stage with Bill Nye and behind the scenes advocating for students during his time on campus.

Getting involved

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UAA’s Community Engaged Student Assistants play a vital role in aiding professors with their community-engaged projects through the university’s Center for Community Engagement and Learning, while also gaining a valuable, hands-on learning experience for themselves.

Reduce, reuse, recycle: How one UAA professor is educating students on the art of upcycling

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This fall, Herminia Din’s Introduction to Art Education Class learned about the art of upcycling. Partnering with local nonprofit Anchorage re:Made, her students were not only tasked with transforming discarded "junk" into art, but also how to market and host an art showcase event.

Preparing for an invasion in the Bering Sea

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Thanks to the polar cold, Alaska's oceans are largely free of invasive species. But that's changing... quickly. Biologists at the Alaska Center for Conservation Science, a research arm of UAA, recently concluded a three-year study ranking 46 economic and ecologic threats to the rapidly warming region.

Girl Scouts, STEM and Jordan Cooper

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When UAA civil engineering student Jordan Cooper joined Girl Scouts in first grade, she never imagined her experience would later inspire her to create a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) website for Alaska’s youth.