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May 2020 Archive

UAA Administration Updates

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Bill Jacob will join the UAA leadership team as interim vice chancellor for Administrative Services for one year beginning June 1, 2020. Bill joins UAA from Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), where he served as corporate chief information officer since 2013.

Opportunity for Board of Regents public testimony — May 26, 2020

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Alaskans will soon have an opportunity to offer feedback directly to the Board of Regents on issues facing the University of Alaska. Statewide audio conference public testimony is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Call 1-866-726-0757 to join the queue for testimony. This public testimony session will be live streamed at: alaska.edu/bor/live.

A researcher’s guide to keeping batteries cool

Hailu and Henke use fan affinity laws and computational fluid dynamics to model airflow that may extend battery life at cell phone towers across the state,which could offer life saving relief during a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, if eletrical grids were knocked out. (Photo by James Evans, University of Alaska Anchorage)

As Alaskans we know how vital mobile devices are during a natural disaster. But what happens if our electricity is knocked out? Getu Hailu, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the UAA College of Engineering, has an answer: emergency backup batteries.

Bring campus to you with Zoom backgrounds

UAA's Lucy Cuddy Hall and Rasmuson Hall

We may be away from campus, but here are some Zoom backgrounds to bring campus to you!

May 22, 2020: Healthy Forms of Communication Workshop

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We may understand on an intellectual level that communication is important, but how often do we take the time to evaluate the effect of our communication in our relationships? There are many ways to communicate how you feel to the people in your life. Good family communication is the largest single factor in determining the kinds of relationships that we form with others. During this seminar, we will explore how you can use communication to strengthen your relationships and to enhance mutual understanding.

BOR charge: Transformative structural options for UA system

Screenshot from Chancellor Sandeen's May 21, 2020 video update

Last week, the UA Board of Regents Audit Committee met. The committee charged President Johnsen and the chancellors with the development of transformative structural options for the University of Alaska system; however, the president has said this will not include the one university model.

Alaska MEP is hiring!

The Alaska MEP is hiring an industrial engineer to help manufacturers adjust their operations to keep employees safe while manufacturing critical goods for Alaskans.

Job opening: Fiscal Technician 2

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UAA Accounting Services is recruiting for a Fiscal Technician 2. This is a full-time, regular staff position, 12 months per year. This position provides customer service to students, donors, sponsoring agencies, and various university departments in order to disburse various types of financial aid in excess of account charges to students. If you have general accounting and customer service experience, apply to join our great team!

UAAVotes! Submit a proposal this summer

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The UAA Campus Community is proud to present UAAVotes! UAAVotes aims to elevate civic engagement programs at UAA in fall 2020, including community events, department programs and student organization activities. Early-bird deadline for submissions is June 30; final deadline is Aug. 30.

Job opening: Student Services Coordinator, Native Student Services

The Student Services Coordinator (SSC) will help establish a continuity of mentorship and academic excellence by bridging students with NSS, the university and community partners. The SSC will also be responsible for developing other programming opportunities and partnerships. The SSC will deliver recruitment and outreach. The SSC will play a vital role in the development, support and evaluation of programming and recruitment efforts for UAA’s Alaska Native students.