We are nearing the end of the Fall 2020 semester. Help make sure your students are on the right track for degree completion by attending this Change of Grade & Academic Petition Brown Bag session hosted by the Office of the Registrar. We will discuss the requirements and processes from beginning to end. Please save the date, and we look forward to seeing you there!
November 2020 Archive
Nov. 18: TRiM webinar, 'Exploring New Translational Research Frontiers in Hibernation Science and Brain Health'
Do you ever wonder how arctic ground squirrels and bears of Alaska are able to comfortably survive Alaska’s long, dark winters? How do they preserve their muscle mass and bone density despite no food, water, or movement? What are these specialized physiological, genetic and gut microbial mechanisms that turn on during hibernation that make this unique adaptation possible? Could these mechanisms somehow play a role in improving our prospects for healthy aging?
Nov. 18: Games of the North Film and Discussion
Watch Games of the North on YouTube (tinyurl.com/gamesnorthYT). Learn about Alaska’s rich tradition of athletic competition as we watch four Inuit athletes travel across Alaska competing in the games of strength. Acrobatic and explosive, these sports are vital for survival in the hostile Arctic. As waves of change sweep across their lands, the Games are more important than ever. We will have a discussion following the screening with Native Games competitors; Kyle Worl, Nicole Johnston, Andrew Kashevarof, Donna Bach, and Producer Jonathan Stanton.
Nov. 18: Exclusive Virtual Comedy Q-and-A with Saturday Night Live Cast Members
The UAA Concert Board is proud to present a Comedy Q&A with Saturday Night Live favorites Melissa Villaseñor, Mikey Day and Punkie Johnson. These three comedians will have a freewheeling conversation that covers just about any topic — and YOU get to ask the questions!
Nov. 20: Traditional Yup'ik & Unangax Storytelling
Please join us for an evening of traditional Alaska Native storytelling via Zoom: Quentin Ciissiar Simeon will perform a traditional Yup’ik story titled, “The First Yuk” from the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, and Haliehana Stepetin and Dustin Newman will perform a couple Unangax songs, dances and a story or two from the Aleutian Chain region.
Startup stories from the Y-K Delta
Since its inception in 2009, the Best in the West business plan competition has supported entrepreneurship in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region, awarding grant funding to almost 80 local entrepreneurs to start or grow their businesses.
Considerations and resources for celebrating holidays safely during COVID-19
The CDC has released considerations for Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings to help minimize risk and prevent the spread of COVID-19 as many across the country plan for holiday celebrations and small gatherings. The considerations were updated to reflect small and informal gatherings of family and friends from across multiple households that often occur during the holiday season. The Thanksgiving tip sheet is a resource to help people take steps to make their Thanksgivings safer. These considerations complement other resources to help minimize risk and keep family, friends and communities safer.
How internships offer opportunity for students and startups
Through the UA Center for Economic Development Upstart Internship, UAA alumnus John Boren, B.S. Computer Engineering ’20, experienced the world of entrepreneurship at local startup Legalverse, paving the way to pursue his own entrepreneurial endeavors.
Nov. 20: GPS Digital Art Panel & Discussion
The Graphics and Publicity Services Team is having a Digital Art Panel Discussion on Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. via Zoom with Lucas Elliott, Michael Ardaiz, Lee Post and Hannah Foss.