July 2018 Archive

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


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


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.

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