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November 2018 Archive

New Kid hits the road, spreading a message of tolerance to Anchorage public schools


This touring, one-act play tells the story of Nick, a young boy from a country called Homeland, and his family’s struggle to assimilate after immigrating to Alaska. Audiences feel Nick’s frustration through the use of clever technique: Nick and his family speak English while his classmates speak gibberish.

Please respond to Staff Morale Survey by Nov. 19

The UAA Staff Council needs your help. Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey that asks you about how you feel as a staff member at UAA.

Flu vaccine available in ADM lobby - Nov. 14, 2018

The Student Health and Counseling Center is providing flu vaccine Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 1–3 p.m. in the Administrative/Humanities Building lobby.

UAA bids farewell to Dalee Sambo Dorough, recently elected chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council

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This past July in Utqiagvik, former associate professor of political science Dalee Sambo Dorough was unanimously voted to serve as international chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, a position that represents 165,000 Inuit across Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia.

Aquarium at the Planetarium

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Salmon will soon be swimming on the ceiling at the UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater, thanks to faculty and students from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and their work visualizing five years of data collected on the Kenai River Watershed.

Rob Witter presents 'Earthquake geology of the Fairweather Fault in Southeast Alaska' - Nov. 16, 2018

Rob Witter from the U.S. Geological Survey in Anchorage will be presenting on the earthquake geology of the Fairweather Fault in Southeast Alaska, 60 years after the M7.8 Lituya Bay earthquake.

UAA professor featured in 'Poets and Writers' magazine


Nov. 13, 2018: 'Uncertainty in impact assessment — research perspectives from Denmark and Greenland'

Uncertainty is an unavoidable and challenging part of assessing impacts of future development activities. It is also vital to providing transparency in the decision-making process. JoinDr. Sanne Vammen Larsen for a lunchtime talk on the topic Nov. 13, 2018.

UA Board of Regents approves FY20 budget requests with emphasis on developing Alaska’s future

Acknowledging the University of Alaska’s critical role in building the state’s economy and future workforce, the university’s Board of Regents voted to send an FY20 operating budget to the state that includes funds for a range of key strategic investments, continued efforts to build university enrollment and programs to create more innovation.

Alaska Startup Week 2018

Alaska Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs, local leaders and friends to celebrate and build momentum around Alaska’s entrepreneurial opportunities.