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September 2020 Archive

Grounds Department hiring student groundskeepers

The UAA Grounds Department is looking for hardworking and dependable students to join our team! Students will assist the crew with snow removal, ice control, greenhouse maintenance and flower production, interior plant care, and other campus beautification and safety tasks.

Call for Pre-Proposals: Transformative Research in Metabolism

The Center for Transformative Research in Metabolism (TRiM), supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (Award P20GM130443) is calling for Pre-Proposals to fund developmental research projects in the biomedical and health sciences for eligible UAF and UAA new investigators. TRiM’s central scientific focus is on the regulation of metabolic flexibility, anabolic sensitivity, and energy homeostasis and includes basic, translational, and clinical research informed by hibernation biology.

Campus wildlife: Tips for safety and coexisting

Although the presence of wildlife may delight some and annoy/frighten others, conflicts with wildlife can be avoided if you stay aware and give the animals space. Go about your life (observing from a distance) while giving the animals the respect to go about theirs.

Alumni of Distinction: Ghazal Ringler

2020 Alumni Humanitarian Dr. Ghazal Ringler

2020 Alumni Humanitarian Dr. Ghazal Ringler is the chief dental officer of Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center. Believing in a holistic approach to health care, she has dedicated her 14-year career to ensuring Alaskans who are uninsured or living in underserved areas have access to affordable dental care.

Alumni of Distinction: Reem Sheikh

2020 Alumni Emerging Leader Dr. Reem Sheikh

2020 Alumni Emerging Leader Dr. Reem Sheikh is a podiatric surgeon and attending faculty at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Earlier this year, she raised over $18,000 to secure personal protective equipment for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UAA Amazing Stories: Ragu Bhargava

Ragu Bhargava

The UAA Alumni Association is pleased to welcome accounting alumnus Ragu Bhargava, co-founder and CEO of Global Upside Corporation, to share his story of success through philanthropy as the keynote speaker for this year’s virtual Homecoming Breakfast on Oct. 9.

Thanksgiving holiday and winter closure

The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in November and winter closure period in December are just around the corner. I wanted to make employees aware of key dates for recording leave, along with a reminder that any travel you have planned must comply with state mandates and university guidelines.

Looking for musicians

Looking for musicians interested in joining an alternative band. We want to experiment with sound and attempt to create something new with a diverse range of musical directions. At present were looking for: a percussionist; pianist; singers, hopefully two one alto and one mezzo. And someone to add electronica as well.

Sept. 25, 2020: Trekking the Climate Crisis: From Knowledge to Action

Join climate scientist and lifelong Alaskan Zach Brown, Ph.D., for a journey into the climate crisis and how we can tackle it. Zach will describe his work in the polar latitudes studying how warming and sea ice loss affect the Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems.

RFP: Fall 2020 Community Engaged Student Assistants (CESA)

CCEL is happy to announce the Fall 2020 Community Engaged Student Assistants (CESA) request for proposals. Submissions due Friday, Sept. 25 by 5 p.m.