April 2020 Archive

Voting open for 2020 Virtual UAA's Got Talent

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The UAA's Got Talent deadline has passed and it's now time for you to vote for your favorite student talents by liking them on Facebook! Students will win a variety of prizes (including webcams, microphones, toilet paper and trophies) in four distinct categories: vocal, instrumental, variety and art.

Dr. Jennifer McFerran Brock named Associate Dean for Academics in the College of Engineering

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Dr. Brock has assumed the position of Associate Dean for Academics as of Monday, April 13. Dr. Brock has been with UAA since August 2009; she currently holds the academic rank of Professor of Mechanical Engineering with tenure in the College of Engineering. During her time at UAA, she has demonstrated high standards in teaching, research and service.

Announcing the winner of UAA Campus Bookstore's 23rd Admin Professional Award

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The UAA Campus Bookstore's 23rd Admin Professional of the Year Award goes to Susan Moran, Student Success Advisor for UAA Community Technical College, Transportation & Power Division. A big thank you goes to Susan Moran for her outstanding contributions to UAA.

Virtual spring: How UAA students transitioned from the classroom to online

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It’s been a drastically different semester for students at UAA, as the university responded rapidly to COVID-19 and moved all classes to alternate delivery. But students with the help of professors, peers and university leadership have made the transition.

Film highlighting salmon research at KBNERR streaming as part of Earth Optimism

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Earlier this year, Smithsonian Global debuted "The Heartbeat," a film featuring a collaborative research project, called the Salmon and People Project, by Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. The video will stream as part the Earth Optimism Digital Summit film festival on April 22 (airing during the 4 p.m. AKDT block).

Gaining a foothold: Alumna podiatrist secures PPE for New York City hospital

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Biology alumna Dr. Reem Sheikh has raised around $18,000 to alleviate personal protective equipment shortages at the East Harlem hospital where she serves as an attending physician.

UAA Provost finalists announced

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Information regarding the four Provost search finalists is now available. Additional information including a pre-recorded presentation from each candidate will be available by April 24. All current information regarding the search will be posted on the Chancellor's website, under "UAA Leadership Recruitments."

American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry is Doing Good!

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...Doing Good! is a weekly profile showcasing how UAA student clubs and organizations support the community. This week's feature shines a spotlight on the UAA chapter of the Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD).

Securing your Zoom meetings

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As Zoom security has been prevalent in the news, we want to make sure that everyone is aware not only of best practices related to security working remotely but also using video conferencing platforms like Zoom.

Congratulations to Staff Recognition Award Honoree Junland Navarro

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Junland Navarro works as the Therapeutic Lab Coordinator in the Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department. Junland single-handedly negotiated a contract with an outside vendor for emergency responders, which not only facilitated community relations but also positively affected his department’s budget.

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