Alaska teen brings home national poetry prize

...myself and one for my sister and the rest to help my parents with the mortgage."She doesn't need it to attend Columbia University, where costs range upward of $70,000 a year; she already has a full four-year scholarship to that institution...
Doomsday at Mercury: NASA craft falls from orbit into planet

...accomplished spacecraft ever to have explored our neighboring planets," said lead scientist Sean Solomon, director of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.Solomon noted in a statement that Messenger set a record for planetary...
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Former Juneau resident wins Fulbright grant

...been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Germany. A doctoral candidate in European History at Columbia University, Hein is a 2001 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate and a 2007 graduate of Reed College. Since graduating from...
Juneau author Stuart Cohen's new novel blends philosophy, humor and backcountry skiing as they faded in and out of the fog.Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Cohen studied at Johns Hopkins and Columbia University - after spending his first year post high school hitchhiking, hopping freight trains and working as a circus prop...
Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

...possible."It's important to have good information to make these decisions," says Jason Bordoff, director of Columbia University's Global Energy Policy. "We need to make sure we're doing this in the right way."
Alaska Science Forum: Tidal stresses and giant earthquakes

...leading up to great tsunamis. A graduate student is now looking for a similar signal in Alaska.Yen Joe Tan, of Columbia University, is combing through a database of offshore Alaska earthquakes to see if there is any link between the number of...
UAS names new A&S dean

...academic background includes a doctorate in Geological Sciences from Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University, a master's degree in Geology from the University of Otago in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and a bachelor of science...
Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

...habitual smokers.Two recent studies that used similar data to assess crash risk came to opposite conclusions.Columbia University researchers compared drivers who tested positive for marijuana in the roadside survey with state drug and alcohol...
Study: World's most acidic water in Bering Sea

...ocean waters are found during the cold winter months in the Bering Sea, according to a new study.Researchers at Columbia University released a series of maps tracking changes in global marine activity, The Alaska Dispatch News reported.The...
Eyes on you: Experts reveal police hacking methods

...Arab Spring revolutions. Saudi officials did not immediately return calls seeking comment.Steven Bellovin, a Columbia University academic who has written about hacking in the law enforcement context, described the reports' findings as credible...
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