September 2020 Archive

Sept. 25, 2020: Thesis Defense for M.S. Candidate in Biological Sciences

Please join Jake Bozzini's public thesis defense via Zoom. Title: "The Effects of Rotenone on Cold-Water Microorganisms"

Oct. 1, 2020: Ask me Anything with Chancellor, Cabinet and Community Campuses

Staff, faculty and students at UAA community campuses are invited to join Chancellor Sandeen and the Chancellor's Cabinet for an informal chat on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2–3 p.m. Hear an update on the university and get answers to any questions you have. Please send questions in advance to

Student Commencement Speaker and Leadership Honors applications available

Applications are now available for Fall 2020 Commencement or Graduate Hooding Ceremony speaker and Leadership Honors. All applicants must be graduating in Fall 2020 and the deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 9 at 11:59 p.m.

Seawolf Student Leader, Seawolf Community Service and Mabil Duir Leadership Scholarship applications available

Applications are now available for Seawolf Student Leader, Seawolf Community Service, and Mabil Duir Leadership Scholarship. Recipients receive a tuition credit for the following semester. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 9 by 11:59 p.m.

UAA to remain mostly remote for spring 2021 semester

UAA's spring 2021 semester will continue with most classes being offered via distance learning.

Chancellor Sandeen announced today the decision for UAA to stay in our current, mostly remote, operating mode for the spring 2021 semester. This decision applies to all UAA campuses and programs. Given infection patterns and the likelihood we will not see much improvement between now and the start of spring semester classes, we will continue to use mostly alternate course delivery with limited face-to-face courses.

Now hiring student engagement ambassadors

Students make the best ambassadors for the University of Alaska! Student Engagement Ambassadors are vital to the success of fundraising at the University of Alaska and to maintaining strong relationships with alumni and friends. We are looking for outgoing students at the Anchorage and Fairbanks campuses who are interested in connecting with alumni and friends via phone, sharing university updates, and raising support for university students and programs.

UAA researchers examine wastewater to assess COVID-19 presence

Biology and Natural Sciences Senior Kodi Haughn prepares samples of wastewater for COVID-19 testing in Professor Brandon Briggs' lab in UAA's ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building. (Photo by James Evans / UAA)

Researchers from UAA, in collaboration with UAF and the Alaska Departments of Environmental Conservation and Health and Social Services, have developed an in-state capability to detect COVID-19 in wastewater in Alaska.

Job opening: Standardized Patient Models

The College of Health is seeking applications for the Health Sciences Simulation Center. This is a pool of applicants that will be drawn from when Standardized Patients are needed to perform as patients or patient family members for students. This position is temporary and work is assigned as needed.

Join a UAA 2025 strategic planning open forum

UAA invites our community of stakeholders — faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, industry partners and university friends and supporters — to participate in the institution's strategic planning process.

Engineering alums recognized with prestigious PMI award

PMI Award Gala

Josiane Ballin and Angele Ndedi Edimo, who graduated with their master’s degrees in project management from UAA’s College of Engineering, were honored with prestigious awards from the Project Management Institute.

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