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August 2020 Archive

A great match

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Last spring UAA launched Seawolf Mentor, a peer-to-peer mentorship program designed to help students navigate college life and offer an extra layer of support.

Slideshow: In the lab with UAA's Physical Therapy students

Student Marsheila Campbel practices applying shoulder sling as Physical Therapy Assistant Program assistant professor Terese Swayman leads a small group lab in UAA's Professional Studies Building. (Photo by James Evans / UAA)

Because of its hands-on nature, the Physical Therapy Assistant program is one of the few UAA courses that have continued in-person delivery through the summer with smaller-than-usual groups, masks and health screenings before each class.

Megan Riebe appointed Acting University of Alaska Foundation President

The Executive Committee of the UA Foundation Board of Directors has appointed Megan Riebe as the acting UA Foundation President effective Aug. 22, 2020, following the retirement of current UA Foundation President Susan Foley.

UAA Amazing Stories: Nicole Knox

Nicole Knox

UAA alumni find many ways to stay connected and give back to their community, including civil engineering grad Nicole Knox, civil engineer at R&M Consultants.

Virtual Meet & Greet with Interim UA President Pat Pitney, Aug. 4

Pat Pitney

University of Alaska staff, students and faculty are invited to a virtual meet-and-greet with Interim UA President Pat Pitney on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2–3 p.m. President Pitney will offer introductory remarks and share her initial ideas for UA during this difficult yet pivotal time for UA and the state, as well as answer questions from the university community.

Alaska NSF EPSCoR announces 2021 Seed Grants

Alaska NSF EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) is soliciting applications for its slate of 2021 Research Seed Grants. These grants are awarded each year to UA faculty and students to conduct research with the potential to expand the depth and breadth of the EPSCoR Fire & Ice research program.