May 2021 Archive

Coping during COVID

Phillip Blanchett

Despite the typical challenges of operating a business, plus the difficulties presented by a once-in-a-generation pandemic, these alumni-owned businesses have endured, thanks in part to community solidarity, government investment and forward thinking.

ISER Webinar - Census Bureau Data: Balancing Privacy and Accuracy

Alaska has joined several other states to sue the Census Bureau about reporting data from the 2020 US Census. Census data are used to draw legislative districts, allocate billions of federal funds to communities each year, and measure prevalence rates for health conditions, criminal victimization, and many other population-based measures. The agency has delayed reporting the detailed results from the 2020 Census while it finalizes a new strategy for protecting privacy of respondents.

May 24: Thesis Defense by Lorena Medina

Lorena Medina will defend her thesis "Issues of Identity during the Sixteenth Century, The Case Study on Spanish Identity Reflected in the Archaeological Record of the Iglesia Mayor of New Spain" Monday, May 24 at 3 p.m. by Zoom. If you would like a link to the presentation or to preview the thesis, email

NSS 2021 Graduation Celebration

NSS Spring 2021 Graduation Celebration flyer

Join UAA Native Student Services to celebrate the Class of 2021 virtually May 13 and 14.

Facilities Maintenance & Operations welcomes applicants for Custodial Inspector position

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) welcomes applications for the position of Custodial Inspector with the Facilities Maintenance & Operations division of Facilities and Campus Services. An up-to-date position description is available for review and all interested applicants are encouraged to apply.

Sean Parnell selected as next UAA Chancellor

Sean Parnell selected as UAA chancellor

UA President Pat Pitney has selected former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell to serve as the next UAA chancellor. Parnell succeeds UAA Interim Chancellor Bruce Schultz and will assume his new position on June 12, 2021.

Need a babysitter?

16 year old looking for occasional babysitting opportunities. Honor roll student, athlete and loves children. Has own transportation. Lives in Eagle River, but able to drive to Anchorage.

The spring 2021 edition of Alumni Spirit magazine is now available

Spring 2021 Alumni Spirit magazine cover

In this recovery-themed issue of UAA's premier publication, read about the students and alumni who are making an impact for Alaska and in their communities amid an era of unprecedented pandemic and social change.

Nine UAA alumni named Top Forty Under 40 in 2021

Top Forty Under 40 2021 logo

The Alaska Journal of Commerce released its annual list of the top young professionals in the state. Selected from a field of 114 nominations, the 2021 Top Forty Under 40 recipients exemplify excellence in professional and community service.

Be aware of wildlife on and around campus

A black bear with cubs has been spotted on and around the Anchorage campus, specifically in the area near the Engineering & Industry Building. Although foot traffic on campus is minimal, this is a good time to remind everyone to be aware of surroundings and take safety precautions when venturing outside.

May Archive