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November 2021 Archive

Building a FIREWALL: A more holistic solution to wildfires

Mohammad Heidari, FIREWALL principal investigator and an assistant professor of electrical engineering with the UAA College of Engineering

To say that Alaska has a wildfire problem would be putting it mildly. The bad news is the problem is expected to worsen due to the effects of rising global temperatures. However, there’s also good news: several Alaska organizations are coming together on a new project to think about the problem more holistically and work toward solutions.

Nov. 11: Meteor Showers: what, why, where, when?

Meteors: What, why, where when? UAA Planetarium virtual presentation. Thursday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. on Facebook Live and via Zoom.

Long dark night skies have set in. Now is the season to look up. You may notice some little lights with strange motions across the sky. Some fast, some slow, some streaking across the whole sky and lighting up the landscape. You can see these shooting stars almost every night if you look long enough.

Startup Week is happening now through Nov. 12!

Startup Week is a statewide celebration of all things entrepreneurship, with over 50 panels, workshops, and networking events hosted by experts and successful business owners. Students, staff, and other UAA affiliates are invited to participate in the many free events offered at: See you there!

Job opening: Medical Receptionist (temporary)

We are looking for applicants with medical office experience who are interested in working to support student health. Applications accepted through Nov. 10, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Campus weather closure guidelines

As winter approaches and road conditions worsen, I am providing an update about our policies surrounding inclement weather and campus closures. Please note that we have established new policies in response to questions about how weather-related closures affect those who can work remotely.

Job opening: Administrative Assistant to Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services

The Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor performs administrative duties of the highest level of responsibility, confidentiality, and sensitivity for the University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor and co-coordinates the operations of the office. Come join our team of professionals!

Human Dimensions white papers needed

The Alaska NSF EPSCoR leadership team is soliciting white papers in the area of Human Dimensions for its planned EPSCoR Track-1 proposal. The deadline to submit is Nov. 8.

Notice of network outage for Nov. 5 and 6

Since last December, IT Services has been hard at work in the UAA datacenter replacing power and cooling systems that were in critical need of replacement. The migration to this new equipment is scheduled to occur over the Nov. 5 weekend. This will include a planned internet and network outage overnight both the evening of Nov. 5 and 6.

Turn clocks back this weekend

This weekend, we will need to turn our clocks back one hour as Daylight Saving Time ends. Early Sunday morning we return to Alaska Standard Time, and it serves as a good reminder to also change the battery in our smoke detectors and replace the water in our emergency supplies.

Jon Dyson selected as Alaska Airlines Center general manager

UAA's division of Campus Services is proud to welcome Jon Dyson as the General Manager for the Alaska Airlines Center. Jon brings a host of large venue management skills, including venue marketing, AV and media production, and overall facility operations management. Jon is committed to leading UAA’s flagship arena forward towards an even brighter and more successful future.