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January 2018 Archive

Pulu to the rescue

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Daniel Pulu '09 combines his knack for numbers with his love of people as a college and career specialist, where he helps thousands of Alaskans recognize and reach their academic goals.

Amateur Photo Contest accepting entries through Feb. 16, 2018


UAA Parking Services is now accepting entries for its 2018 Annual Amateur Photo Contest. Capture an image that represents UAA as seen through your eyes. Grand-prize winner will receive an annual full-day parking permit. Three runners-up will win a semester full-day parking permit.

Seeking faculty proposals for Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award; deadline is March 2, 2018

Faculty proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 Selkregg Community Engagement and Service Learning Award. This award of $5,000 supports UAA faculty to develop community-based research, creative activity and course-based service-learning projects. Application deadline is Friday, March 2, by noon.

UAA Student Showcase accepting submissions through Feb. 11, 2018


UAA students are invited to submit outstanding, original works created for a UAA course or program in spring, summer or fall of 2017. Applications are due Feb. 11, 2018. Full details, including how to apply, are available on the UAA Student Showcase website.

Seth Burgess to present on causes of mass extinction Feb. 1, 2018

Seth Burgess from the U.S. Geological Survey will present a free seminar, "Deciphering the Cause(s) of Mass Extinction," on Feb. 1, 2018 at UAA.

UAA doctoral candidate Amy Kirkham to present "The Weddel Seal Skin Transcriptome" - Feb. 2, 2018

UAA Biological Sciences Ph.D. candidate Amy Kirkham will present, "The Weddel Seal Skin Transcriptome: Differential Gene Expression Across the Hair Cycle," on Feb. 2, 2018, at 1 p.m. in CPISB 105A.

It's OK To Be... Discussion on identity, self and race set for Feb. 1, 2018


“It’s OK to Be...” is a discussion concerning identity, ideas about the self, “race,” and what it all means for the future of the singular ruling family of Homo sapiens. Join the conversation Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 7–10 p.m. in Rasmuson Hall, Room 101. Free and open to all.

UAA seeks nominees for 2018–2019 Meritorious Service Award


UAA recently honored Diane Kaplan and Rick Goodfellow with Meritorious Service Awards for their significant work in the area of public, academic, volunteer or philanthropic service to UAA or Alaska. Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2018–2019 Meritorious Service Awards. Find out how you can nominate a deserving community member.

Member of Grammy Award-winning Arcade Fire to speak at UAA Feb. 1, 2018


Marika Anthony-Shaw will discuss her work and strategies for individuals to get involved with causes that they care about in a free, public lecture Feb. 1, 2018, at the UAA Wendy Williamson Auditorium.

The Capitol Report 1/26/18: Alaska State Legislature now in session

The Capitol Report, written by Miles Baker, UA Associate Vice President for Government Relations, is designed to keep the University of Alaska community informed about the current legislative session, particularly its impact on the university budget. Read the January 26, 2018 report here.