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April 2020 Archive

Online drop-in hours with AI&e instructional designers

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Please jump in to an online session to discuss your questions about tools and techniques for alternate course delivery with AI&e instructional designers. Through the end of the spring semester, daily Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. with evening hours on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m.

Early graduation offered to UAA nursing seniors as need for nurses surges

UAA School of Nursing sign

As part of UAA’s COVID-19 response, 72 nursing seniors in good academic standing will be given the option to finish their degree on an expedited timeline to join the health workforce sooner than they would otherwise be able to.

600 and counting: Alumna puts sewing skills to work to alleviate mask shortages

Sewing machine and homemade masks

To alleviate mask shortages caused by COVID-19, alumna Lindsey Viersen is putting her sewing skills to work, having made over 600 masks for hospitals, businesses and individuals around the country.

Legislature approves liability waiver for local manufacturers of PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

UAA’s Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership put forth a liability waiver in the Legislature for local manufacturers of personal protective equipment, which has been in short supply due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Chancellor Sandeen recaps COVID-19 developments (April 5–10)

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As the third week of alternate course delivery comes to a close, I want to thank you for your continued flexibility. As a university community, we’ve adapted well to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Your cooperation has been critical to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

FY20 property inventory canceled by UA Statewide Financial Services

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If you completed your inventory, the information has been entered. Any completed or partial inventories not yet submitted can still be sent, but are not required. If you noticed any anomalies or items that required transfer forms, please follow up on those when we return to campus.

How to avoid "Zoom-bombing"

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With so many people using videoconferencing tools right now, there has been an increase in people engaging in the practice of "Zoom-bombing," or trolling a Zoom meeting and disrupting it with inappropriate content. There are a few simple steps you can take to avoid Zoom-bombing.

Bobi Rinehart named UAA associate vice chancellor for development

Bobi Rinehart named new associate vice chancellor for development

Students2Startups — paid internships for this summer

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Things have changed fast out there, and Center ICE is inviting UA students who may have had their summer jobs plans change to explore a different path. Learn value-generating skills while reinforcing your ability to be resilient and adaptable to an ever-changing world. Join the intro session for all the latest info: Saturday, April 11, 11 a.m. to noon by Zoom.

UAA M.P.H. alumna leads Anchorage Health Department

Anchorage Health Department

"All emergencies are local," says UAA M.P.H. alumna Natasha Pineda as she navigates leading the Anchorage Health Department through the city's COVID-19 response.