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May 2020 Archive

Just the Facts: On-site operations plan

Screenshot from Chancellor Sandeen's May 20 video update

Plans are underway to begin expanding on-site campus operations this summer and loosening existing restrictions. The University of Alaska (UA) statewide office, in consultation with the universities, developed a phased framework for re-opening within the university system. This is a positive step toward moving to a mix of remote and face-to-face operations this fall.

Congratulations to Dr. Britteny Howell, winner of this year’s Selkregg Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Britteny Howell, Division of Population Health Sciences, on winning this year’s Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award for her project, “Improv to Improve: An Improvisational Communications Training Program for Dementia Caregivers in Anchorage,” with community partners, the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska and Last Frontier of Comedy.

UAA Copy & Print Center is still available to support you! Interim operations under COVID-19

Copy & Print Center staff are remotely monitoring all email, phone calls and our digital storefront. Our production team is available to work on-campus and are scheduled as jobs are received. Please note that we are not available for any walk-in customers. The proofing process will be available on an appointment-only basis, and completed jobs will either be delivered by the Mailroom team or can be picked up by customers also on an appointment-only basis.

Faculty Fulbright winner will travel to Finland to research plastic alternatives

Faculty Fulbright Scholarship recipient and UAA associate professor of public health Philippe Amstislavski

UAA Associate Professor of Public Health Philippe Amstislavski will spend spring 2021 working with the biomaterials group at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland to further development on bio-based alternatives to plastic.

Faculty Fulbright scholar will travel to Canada to study Yukon indigenization

Faculty Fulbright Scholarship recipient and UAA Alaska Native Studies Professor Maria Williams

In spring 2021 UAA Alaska Native Studies Professor Maria Williams will travel to Vancouver Island University to compare and contrast Canada’s settlement with its First Nations people and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Fulbright graduate Alexis Harvey is off to discover a whole new culture

Alexis Harvey

Recent spring 2020 graduate Alexis Harvey is about to leave the North American continent for the first time in her life to travel to Spain as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, where she will live and work, immersing herself in a whole new language and culture.

New scholarship alert!

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Beginning Fall 2020, the UAA Department of Music is offering five scholarships to first-year students who intend to declare music as a major. Each 'Excellence in Music' scholarship is worth $2,000. (To provide perspective on the impact of the award, each scholarship will cover about 30% of a typical full-time, first-year student's tuition.)

Great house for sale in the U-MED District!

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Four bedroom home located on the trail behind University Lake is for sale! This house has a two-car garage, fenced yard, hot tub, and new shed!

Latest issue of the 'The Parking Spot' newsletter now online

The Parking Spot is a monthly newsletter from Parking Services that provides news and information regarding events, prices, lot closures and more. Read the May 2020 issue today!

UAA announces new Kodiak College director

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As noted in my email last week, I’m writing to announce that Ms. Jacelyn Keys will join UAA as the director of Kodiak College. Jacelyn has more than 20 years of experience in higher education and has focused on creating a dynamic, vibrant, inclusive, students-first learning environment. She currently serves as the Hermiston Center director at Blue Mountain Community College in Oregon.