January 2021 Archive

Alaska Sea Grant Request for Proposals — Announcement of Opportunity

A request for preliminary proposals is currently open for research to be conducted between February 2022 and January 2024. Alaska Sea Grant welcomes creative and innovative research proposals in the natural, social, and education sciences that address one or more of the following focus areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems; Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; Resilient Communities and Economies; Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development.

Student Forum on Careers in Human Services

Join students, faculty and community members on Jan. 22, 2021, from noon to 1 p.m. for a forum on careers in human services. We will discuss how students can position themselves for fulfilling careers in helping people who find themselves in tough situations, advancing social justice and creating opportunities for people who need extra assistance in daily life. Students will learn about degree programs in Human Services, and the department's current and future Occupational Endorsement Certificates.

UAA celebrates 23 years of partnership with General Motors

Hannah Thayer learns to reassemble an automatic transmission that was recently donated to UAA’s Automotive and Diesel Technology (ADT) Department by the General Motors (GM) Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP). (Photo by James Evans, University of Alaska Anchorage)

In just over two decades, General Motors has donated more than one million dollars in vehicles and parts to UAA's Automotive and Diesel Technology Program, giving students the opportunity to learn and train hands-on with the latest technology.

UAA researchers and facilities play key role in fight against COVID-19

UAA's Alaska Airlines Center catches the last rays of winter sun during the first week of the Spring 2020 semester. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Catch up on UAA’s recent contributions to combating COVID-19, including a community partnership to use the Alaska Airlines Center for critical mitigation efforts and research by faculty, staff and students on the effects of Anchorage’s emergency orders.

Board of Regents reinstates Alpine skiing

Alpine skier Michael Soetaert during the CU Invite in January 2020

After a remarkable campaign raising two years of operating expenses, the UA Board of Regents voted to reinstate Alpine skiing on Jan. 15, one of three programs eliminated from Seawolf Athletics to accommodate reduced state funding for the university.

UA BOR reinstates Alpine skiing

UAA Ski Team

The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to reinstate the Alpine ski team at the University of Alaska Anchorage Friday. The board's action was in response to its September decision to consider reinstatement of the program if the team could successfully reach established fundraising goals. That effort, led by head coach Sparky Anderson, resulted in local, regional and national supporters exceeding the goal of $628,000, equal to two years of operating expenses.

BOR extends Pitney’s presidential term, discusses racial equity initiative and votes to reinstate UAA Alpine skiing

At its meeting today, the University of Alaska Board of Regents extended the term of UA Interim President Pat Pitney to ensure stability in leadership while the university continues to navigate budget stability and the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The search for the next president is anticipated to begin in spring 2022.

Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear UAA Community: Monday, Jan. 18, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an occasion to commemorate Dr. King's monumental achievements and tireless campaign for racial equality. This year's MLK Day occurs at a time when conversations surrounding justice, diversity, equity and inclusion are more salient than ever.

Webinar series on Artificial Intelligence to begin Jan. 20

Artificial Intelligence webinar series logo

UAA's College of Business and Public Policy has developed a four-part webinar series on Artificial Intelligence, which will debut on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. with Russell Frew, most recently Chief Engineer for Lockheed Martin. Russell will discuss how AI has evolved and impacted industry, the Department of Defense and the intelligence community.

Martin Luther King Day of Service Opportunity

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal and state holiday recognizing the birthday of MLK. It is the only federal holiday designated a national day of service, denoted as a “day on, not a day off.” The MLK Day of Service encourages all Americans to improve our communities through volunteer service. It helps to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, address social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a Beloved Community.