May 2021 Archive

Mysteries of the Arctic’s water cycle: Connecting the dots

Toolik Field Station

For the last 30 years, Jeff Welker, professor in UAA’s Department of Biological Sciences, has been studying the Arctic, specifically snow and sea ice, and the impacts it has on the plants, animals and people who inhabit the globe’s most northern regions.

Celebrating promoted and tenured faculty at UAA

Spire atop UAA's Consortium Library with Chugach Mountains in background.

UAA congratulates the 30 members of our faculty who were promoted or granted tenure in 2021. The promotion and tenure of these faculty members signifies their contribution to UAA’s mission: to transform lives through teaching, research, community engagement and creative expression.

UAA IT Services closure during Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends

UAA IT Services Technical Support Center will be closed the following dates in observance of Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays.

At the intersection of community and agency

Kenneth McCoy

Since last year, important conversations on accountability in law enforcement have occurred across the country. It’s a topic close to justice alumnus Kenneth McCoy, deputy chief of operations and new acting chief of police for the Anchorage Police Department.

Konar named Alaska NSF EPSCoR lead

Alaska NSF EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) has named Dr. Brenda Konar as the new Principal Investigator and Project Director of its “Fire & Ice” research project

Now hiring: Front Office Assistant, School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is seeking applications for a Front Office Assistant. This position requires a dynamic, organized and focused individual to work closely with the School of Nursing Staff, as well as current and potential nursing students.

Now hiring - Seawolf Shop

The Seawolf Shop is hiring! We are looking for our next fiscal support officer. Please share with any interested applicants.

UA Masking policy update — COVID-19 update from Pat Pitney

Consistent with CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated University of Alaska employees, contractors, students and visitors will no longer be required to wear masks. This change is effective Monday, May 24. People who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask while on university property, at university field sites, and in university vehicles. Unvaccinated individuals do not need to be masked when they are inside a private on-campus residential unit or as allowed by campus-specific exemptions.

Join Nightingales, the UAA SON Alaska Run For Women Team

The Alaska Run for Women unites thousands of women from all over Alaska and beyond in one of the largest all-women runs in the country. The mission of AKRFW is "to raise money for and awareness of breast cancer and women’s health, and to showcase the talents of Alaska’s women athletes". The AKRFW is a virtual 5-mile or 1-mile race that you can run or walk from any location you choose at any time during the event week of June 12-19, 2021. Your choice, your time, your race. Run in Alaska and invite family and friends from across the U.S. to register and join you! Select Nightingales as your team!

Sign up for the 2021 UAA Summer Health Challenge

Join us for the 2021 UAA Summer Health Challenge! Sign up as an individual, UAA department/office, and student organization or club! Participants will record their steps as individuals or teams on their step trackers of choice! And at the end of the summer (July 31st), the most fit UAA office, department, or committee will win the coveted UAA Summer Health Challenge Trophy, while the most fit student organization or club will win $300 toward their organization accounts.