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Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...Maybe we can raise awareness that we are an Arctic nation and the Arctic does matter to what people in Alaska call the Lower 48."? Ned Rozell is a science writer for the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Analysis: Southeast wolves aren't subspecies

...Alaska's wolves aren't as unique as some may think, according to a new scientific report published.University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Matthew Cronin published a paper in the Journal of Heredity concluding that Southeast Alaska's...
'Placeholder' state budget includes $17M in UA cuts

Squeezed by a multimillion-dollar cut to state funding, the three main campuses of the University of Alaska were forced to scale back facilities and programs and shed employees.
Mastodons long gone from the north

A long, long time ago, a hairy elephant stomped the northland, wrecking trees and shrubs as it fed off twigs, leaves and bark.
For Walker, Parnell's budget a placeholder

...she worked for more than 24 years, most recently as the vice chancellor of administrative services at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Incidentally, she was also the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal for air rifle shooting in 1984...
Growing season

...than in summer, as long as you have lights, he said.Darren Snyder, a cooperative extension agent for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, calls leafy greens "a low-hanging fruit" for indoor growing. Cheaper florescent bulbs provide them...
UA spokeswoman takes new UAF gig

...the public affairs director for the University of Alaska system for the past 10 years, took the position of University of Alaska Fairbanks alumni relations director this week, the school announced Tuesday.She will also serve as the executive...
Alaskan shares knowledge of cross-country skiing

...I'm not a very pleasant person to be around," he said.Andy Blossy, a skiing buddy who used to groom University of Alaska Fairbanks ski trails with Buckley, disagrees with his friend's self-description. He said Buckley is best characterized...
Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to key positions

...he was retaining Gary Folger as the commissioner for the Department of Public Safety.Walker said former University of Alaska Fairbanks vice chancellor Pat Pitney will be his budget director. She replaces Karen Rehfeld, who retired last Friday...
High speed a factor in fatal crash

...driver of the semi and a passenger in the cab were not injured.The rocket motors were being hauled to the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Poker Flat Rocket Range, said university spokeswoman Marmian Grimes. The range 30 miles northeast of Fairbanks...


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