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2021 Archive

INBRE graduate research assistantship opportunity open

Applicants must be full-time graduate students currently enrolled in Ph.D. or Master’s Degree programs at UAF, UAA or UAS, and in good academic standing (min. 3.0 GPA). Applicants are expected to have formed a graduate advisory committee and filed a graduate study plan.

UAA and Ted Stevens Foundation commemorate ANCSA’s 50th anniversary

The University of Alaska Anchorage is partnering with the Ted Stevens Foundation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of signing the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), the largest land claims settlement in U.S. history. In 1971, President Richard Nixon signed the law, which ‘settled’ Alaska Native aboriginal claims and transferred more than 40 million acres of land to Alaska’s Native people.

Slideshow: UAA Fall 2021 Commencement

Barbara Yang, BBA Management, has her picture taken outside the Alaska Airlines Center after receiving her degree at UAA's fall 2021 commencement ceremony. (Photo by James Evans / UAA)

View highlights from UAA's first in-person commencement ceremonies in two years, celebrating the accomplishments of nearly 700 certificate, undergraduate and graduate students from the Anchorage campus.

The significance of space

Housing rendering from UAA's Architectural and Engineering Technology Design Project 2 class.

This fall, students in Joel Condon’s Architectural and Engineering Technology Design Project 2 class gained hands-on experience when a class project turned into designing structures for the city’s residentially challenged.

Seawolf Debate closes out fall ‘21 semester strong!

The UAA students who make up the competitive squad of the Seawolf Debate Program demonstrated their resilience and commitment with an extraordinarily strong showing in the fall 2021 semester. After over 18 months of COVID-related disruptions, the Seawolf debaters proved they had not lost their edge.

New edition of Alumni Spirit magazine now available

Fall 2021 Alumni Spirit magazine cover

In this issue of UAA's premier publication themed around what’s next, hear participants of the university’s Seawolf Mentor program share their experiences, watch how one psychology senior is unlocking the secrets of human behavior by researching laughter in rats, read about one geology alumna’s contributions to the 2024 NASA Europa Clipper mission, and more.

Ryan Buchholdt appointed permanent director of UAA Budget Office

Following a competitive search, the UAA Budget Office is pleased to announce Ryan Buchholdt as the department’s permanent director. Ryan stepped into the position of interim director in April 2020.

UAA to implement a ZTC (zero textbook cost) course marking initiative

In order to support ongoing faculty and staff efforts to reduce course materials costs as one component of addressing educational affordability, UAA will soon implement a ZTC (zero textbook cost) course marking initiative.

Job opening: Family Services Training Center Lead Behavioral Health Training Coordinator

The Center for Human Development is seeking applications for a Family Services Training Center Lead Behavioral Health Training Coordinator. This position will provide coordination and facilitate non-academic training instruction for the professional/licensed behavioral health service provider workforce and support career development opportunities for paraprofessionals, professionals and stakeholders providing child and family services across Alaska.

Southside house for rent

A fully furnished house in South Anchorage is available from now until end of July 2022. The house has four rooms. I am renting out two rooms on the first floor.