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Five-year exhibit at Penn Museum features Southeast Tlingit contributors

...Alaska are among the Native American and Alaska Native artists and scholars involved in a major exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia called "Native American Voices: The People-Here...
UA system appoints new president

The University of Alaska system has named its new president. After searching for months, the university's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to appoint Dr. Jim Johnsen as president.
Former Boko Haram captives still held - by Nigerian military

YOLA, Nigeria - The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session.
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Your brain's aging: Report urges ways to stay sharp

...experiencing memory difficulty needs to be checked by a doctor, said IOM panelist Dr. Jason Karlawish of the University of Pennsylvania. With Alzheimer's, nerve cells in the brain die. With normal cognitive aging, neurons don't die...
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UA system appoints new president

The UA Board of Regents announced Tuesday that Jim Johnsen will succeed Patrick Gamble as the president of the university system. Johnsen will step into his new role on Sept. 1, but he is no stranger to the University of Alaska or higher education.
Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

NEW YORK - Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds.
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Couple selected to lead Juneau Dance Theatre

The board of directors of Juneau Dance Theatre has announced the selection of Zachary Hench and Julie Diana as artistic director and executive director of the capital city non-profit.
Zirkle aims for Iditarod title after narrow misses

...Manchester, N.H., in 1969, first came to Alaska in 1990, midway through getting a degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She lived in a wall tent on the Alaska Peninsula, counting birds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
JAHC announces three new hires

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has announced the hiring of three new staff members.
SHI to sponsor DNA research during Celebration

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a DNA study by the Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, during Celebration 2012.


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