February 2022 Archive

Return surplus Hanes white cotton face coverings to OEM this week

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) asks departments with large quantities of the Hanes white cotton face coverings to drop them off this week at the Facilities business office in Gordon Hartlieb Hall 128 (907-786-6980). The surgical masks and K-N95 masks have been shown to be more effective in stopping the spread of Covid-19, and the chancellor has asked that we stop distributing the Hanes face coverings. OEM will collect them from the drop-off point in Facilities after Friday.

Join the Virtual UAA Chancellor's MLK Student Appreciation Celebration, Feb. 4

Join us virtually on Friday, Feb. 4, at 11:30 a.m. as we honor students recommended by UAA staff and faculty as making positive contributions to their community and to celebrate the ideals of Dr. King.

Mindfulness & Anti-Racism class starts Feb. 8 — registration deadline extended!

This is an eight-week virtual mindfulness-based course for UAA faculty and staff to begin to apply the compassionate, body-based anti-racism insights and practices from the UAA Book of the Year, “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Healing our Hearts and Bodies” by Resmaa Menaken, therapist and expert on conflict and violence.

Celebrating Black history in Alaska in new book

Photograph of five African-American soldiers who took part in the construction of the Canadian portion of the Alaska Highway. (Alaska and Polar Regions Collections, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Alaska has a rich and diverse past, but a lesser-known history is the role Black and African American people have played. Associate Professor of History Ian Hartman hopes to change that in his new book.

Winners of Arctic research awards announced

From left to right, volcanoes Mt. Sanford, Mt. Drum, and Mt. Wrangell — part of the Wrangell Volcanic Complex — loom on the horizon as seen from the Glenn Highway near Glenallen, Alaska. (James Evans / UAA)

Faculty and students researching ice loss, climate change, geothermal energy and more will receive funding from the ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment Award program. The annual award is one of the largest in the University of Alaska system.

February Archive