May 2021 Archive

Proposed UAA Alcohol and Marijuana Policy

The Dean of Students Office has updated UAA's Alcohol/Drug Policy and seeks feedback from the university community. Please visit the Chancellor's Feedback on Reports, Recommendations, Proposed Policies & Decisions website to review and submit feedback by May 28, 2021.

End of year update from the chancellor

Congratulations on a successful academic year. I hope you all were able to tune into our virtual graduate hooding and commencement ceremonies over the weekend. Our student speakers gave inspiring addresses. I hope their words reinforced the importance of the work you do each and every day to provide our students with the best possible experience to help them achieve their educational dreams.

Police training May 18; planned IT services outage May 22

As we prepare for the summer 2021 academic session, I want to draw your attention to two important events that will affect online services and access to certain parts of campus.

Office of the Registrar invites applicants for Records Specialist

he University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications for the position of Records Specialist within the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar is a forward-looking group working behind the scenes to find and produce innovative ways to improve the student, faculty and staff experience at UAA.

Thesis Defense: 'Dietary Protein Content Influences Use of Microbially-Liberated Urea-Nitrogen in Summer-Active Arctic Ground Squirrels' on May 11

Please join M.S. candidate in Biological Sciences, Sarah Gering, for a public thesis defense via Zoom beginning at 10:30 a.m. May 11.

Provost announces new College of Arts and Sciences dean

Dr. Jenny McNulty

Dr. Jenny McNulty will begin her new role as dean of UAA College of Arts and Sciences on July 1, 2021. An experienced leader in higher education, Dr. Jenny McNulty comes to UAA from Montana, where she is currently the interim provost and vice chancellor of academic and student affairs at the University of Montana Western and a tenured full professor at the University of Montana.

UAA sociology major is the university’s first Beinecke Scholar

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For Beinecke Scholarship recipient Christina Hailperin, the award is a pathway for her to help Indigenous students successfully navigate their own education.

Paving the way in problem-solving diseases

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UAA junior and recent Goldwater Scholarship recipient Cora Lyon hopes her love of puzzles and problem-solving will help her continue her undergraduate research in decoding the mystery of diseases.

UAA celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

UAA is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with programming throughout May.

BMW Group and UAA team up to research sustainable lithium extraction

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UAA geological sciences professor LeeAnn Munk is a lead investigator on a new study commissioned by BMW Group to research how lithium extraction may impact Latin America, where two-thirds of the world’s lithium reserves are located.