June 2020 Archive

Congratulations to this year's Community Engaged Writing Award recipient, Dr. Ian Hartman!

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Congratulations to this year's winner of the Community Engaged Writing Award, Dr. Ian Hartman, for his co-authored book, "Imagining Anchorage: The Making of America's Northernmost Metropolis."

Seawolf Opportunities Scholarship celebrates 10 years of helping students

Al Asuncion

A first-generation college junior, Al Asuncion is pursuing a double major in accounting and finance — a dream becoming a reality — thanks to the Seawolf Opportunities Scholarship, a fund celebrating 10 years of helping Seawolves achieve academic success.

Caroline Venuti honored with Staff Make Students Count award

UA Staff Make Students Count Award

2020 Staff Make Students Count award recipients exemplify the myriad ways we can provide outstanding service to UA students. Although they have varied position descriptions, one thing these staff members have in common is their evident care and dedication to the students at the University of Alaska.

June 9, 2020: Ask Me Anything! with Chancellor Sandeen and USUAA

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Join Chancellor Sandeen and USUAA Student Government for a virtual chat to discuss remote learning and student support.

Chancellor update: June 4-5 BOR meeting

UAA Engineering & Industry Building viewed through the trees (Photo by James Evans / UAA)

The actions taken by the Board of Regents at last week's meeting were significant for UAA and all of the UA system. Regarding academic programs, the board approved 13 UAA degree programs for discontinuation and two for major revision and reduction. The board also voted to develop a conceptual plan by Oct. 15 exploring the potential merger of UAS with UAF.

Pride Month — The Uprising

Pride Month: Celebrating All of Our Community

This week, we take a deeper dive into key players and events throughout the LGBTQ2+ Movement.

Dr. Mary Jo Finney appointed dean of UAA Graduate School

Dr. Mary Jo Finney will serve as the new dean of the UAA Graduate School beginning Aug. 1. Finney comes to UAA from the University of Michigan-Flint, where she is currently a tenured professor of education, chair of the Education Department and director of the Secondary M.A.C. program.

BOR commits to further study of structural option, approves FY21 budget

The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted today on a process for a more in depth review of an option to merge the University of Alaska Southeast with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The motion, offered by Juneau Regent Dale Anderson, includes student, staff and faculty governance in the process and sets an October deadline for finalizing a report to the board.

WWAMI is hiring for a Grant & Fiscal Coordinator!

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The WWAMI School of Medical Education is seeking applications for a Grant & Fiscal Coordinator. This position supports grant and fiscal activity within the WWAMI School of Medical Education, to facilitate providing medical education across the five-state region, and training physicians who will return to practice in Alaska.

Congratulations to the 2020 Dr. Alex Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2020 Dr. Alex Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award recipients, Michael Landon and Kory Turner, Mechanical Engineering, for their project, "Electric Vehicle Conversion: 15-Passenger Utility Van," with faculty advisor Jifeng Peng, associate professor and chair, Mechanical Engineering.