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2021 Archive

FY22 capital budget public testimony scheduled for March 17 and 18

On March 17 and 18, the Senate Finance Committee will hold public testimony on the FY22 capital budget. UA’s deferred maintenance backlog, valued at $1.4 billion in FY21, is increasing annually. Capital funding is a top priority and critical need.

Wellness breaks for spring canceled; wellness workshops coming soon

Students in the Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation will be leading several wellness breaks for employees of UAA and the contact tracers workforce this Spring 2021 semester. Join these quick 30-minute Zoom activities designed to help employees de-stress, stretch out, get up and move, and improve overall wellness through a variety of activities designed around a multitude of dimensions. These wellness breaks are also a great way to stay connected to your co-workers and the UAA employee community. Now more than ever we are realizing the importance of self-care, overall wellness, and staying socially connected to others. You are not alone. We are all in this together so let's come together in the best way we can to stay wellthy.

Limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines available at SHCC in March

The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) will have a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines in March. The vaccine is available to UAA students and employees.

Your Mail-In Ballot is on its way!

Ballots for this spring's Anchorage Municipal Ballot are on their way to registered Anchorage voters! Check your registration; if you are registered to vote in Anchorage, your ballot was mailed to you on March 15. Drop off or mail in your ballot on or before April 6.

March 25: Supporting Food Systems in Alaska: A Local Climate Solution

Interested in food? Food systems in Alaska? What we can do to reduce emissions, save money and the planet? Join us March 25 at 7 p.m. for a continuing discussion of Anchorage’s Climate Action Plan and how you can take action. Registration and additional resources, can be found on the Common Ground website and Facebook page.

Alaska INBRE is offering a Summer Academic Enrichment Undergraduate Research Opportunity

The Alaska IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The primary objective of the Alaska INBRE Summer Academic Enrichment Undergraduate Research Opportunity initiative is to provide support for a project in the biomedical sciences and health with mentorship from a UA faculty member. Students funded through this program will gain valuable experience in designing, conducting, and reporting biomedical research.

Student Fees for Fall 2021 Semester Notice

The UAA Anchorage campus has a consolidated mandatory student fee of $36.50 per credit that will be assessed starting when a student registers for one credit for the Fall 2021 term. The fee applies to all students, in all UAA Anchorage courses, regardless of the delivery mode or location. The UA Network Charge and the Facilities Fee will continue being assessed as separate fees.

UAA STEM Talks: The Light Side and Dark Side of the Universe

Join us for the second in our lecture series highlighting STEM at UAA! This event will showcase two presenters, Dr. Erin Hicks and Dr. Nate Hicks, and their research. Each presentation is followed by a live Q&A from our Facebook and Zoom audiences.

Scott Hamel honored with 2020 Engineer of the Year award

Scott Hamel and student work tgether on steel bridge design

Each year Anchorage Engineering Week recognizes an outstanding engineering professional for contributions to their industry in work, research and community service. The 2020 honor was awarded to UAA College of Engineering Associate Professor Scott Hamel.

UAA Ski Team finishes fourth at NCAA National Championships

Astrid Stav capped off a great week of skiing by the University of Alaska Anchorage with a runner-up finish in the freestyle to lead the Seawolves to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA National Championships in New Hampshire.