July 2018 Archive

Accidentally on purpose: How The Northern Light’s executive editor found her UAA major and career

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When journalism senior Samantha Davenport first came to UAA she was unsure of where life would take her. But after applying to the student newspaper on a whim, she not only found a great group of lifelong friends, but also, unexpectedly, the road to her career.

UA Press releases first cookbook

The "Fresh Alaska Cookbook" will provide resources for Alaskan and non-Alaskan cooks who want to taste more of the flavors unique to the state.

Relaying the need to eradicate polio

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Lifelong swimmer and UAA English alumna Bridget Simpson will swim the 32-mile Lake George in New York in a tag team relay with fellow swimmer Louise Rourke. The swim aims to raise awareness for polio eradication, a disease Rourke contracted when she was six months old.

2018 Japanese Summer Festival at UAA

The 2018 Japanese Summer Festival will take place this Saturday, Aug. 4, noon to 5 p.m. at UAA's Lucy Cuddy Hall. Enjoy traditional Japanese food, games and cultural demonstrations to entertain the whole family. Free admission.

July 27, 2018: Watch the McNeil River bears and tour the universe at UAA Planetarium

 

August 2018: Mystery fiction, Alaska poetry, Cuba featured at this week's UAA Bookstore events

 

Simulation is raising the bar in healthcare education at UAA

UAA's focus on interdisciplinary simulation provides a safe environment for students to practice in high-acuity/high-stress patient care situations.

Dreaming of engineering

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Incoming engineering student Birch Boyer has an impressive background in robotics. A recipient of the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, Boyer spent his summer teaching for the UAA Summer Engineering Academies, and looks forward to starting his college career as a Seawolf.

Inupiat artist and UAA alumna works to bring back our stories

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Britt’Nee Brower is an Inupiat artist, occupational safety and health alumna and current Native arts major. Her work combines traditional Inupiat elements with contemporary trends. She recently released a coloring book, titled Names of Animals, in an effort to preserve the Inupiat language.

UAA Honors College cohort explores Alaska-Cuba connections

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A cohort from the University Honors College recently traveled to Cuba for undergraduate research work, supported by a three-year pilot affiliation between UAA, the Anchorage Museum and the Ludwig Foundation in Havana, Cuba.