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Colorful beetle find earns Fairbanks boy special title of 'collector'

...he is pretty excited to now be listed as "collector" on a special insect now part of the collection at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.Seekins found a "Carabus vietinghoffi" beetle, commonly called a "rainbow beetle.""One...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-29/colorful-beetle-find-earns-fairbank
Neighbors
Museum of the North researchers discover dinosaur fossils

Researchers for the University of Alaska Museum of the North have found a major new site for dinosaur fossils along the Yukon River. A recent trip netted about 2,000 pounds...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-09-26/museum-north-researchers-discover-dinosau
Art
Young brothers begin work on downtown totem pole

...According to art historians and Northwest Coast scholars, including Aldona Jonaitis, director emerita of the University of Alaska Museum of the North, totem poles likely developed right in the Youngs' backyard. Historical photographs and other...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-29/young-brothers-begin-work-downtown-totem-
Art
A long way from home

...museum's catalog records lacked provenience (i.e., birthplace) information for the item. For that reason, University of Alaska Museum of the North Director Dr. Aldona Jonaitis said the helmet probably didn't arrive in Springfield via an ethnographer...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-16/long-way-home
Art
Cattle herds on remote islands face threat

...a population on non-native arctic foxes, said Withrow, collection manager for the bird department at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks.Ebbert, the federal wildlife manager, says restoring the environment means removing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-17/cattle-herds-remote-islands-face-threat
State
Visiting bats, hot maggots of autumn

...advanced-placement biology at North Pole High School, recently teamed with Derek Sikes, curator of insects at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, who did his graduate work on insects that help reduce carcasses to nothing. At his urging...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-08/visiting-bats-hot-maggots-autumn
Outdoors
Life recycled on a far-off gravel bar

...pull blue-bodied blowflies from five miles downstream. According to Derek Sikes, entomology curator at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, the two flies most likely to arrive first are Cynomya cadaverina and Calliphora vomitoria.Each...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-16/life-recycled-far-gravel-bar
State
Rare century-old $5 Alaska bill to be auctioned

...and the market has "really picked up for the rarest pieces," he said.A third bill is in storage at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, collections manager of ethnology and history Angela Linn said Wednesday. The bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-04/rare-century-old-5-alaska-bill-be-aucti
State
Alaska Positive 2012 photography exhibit to close Jan. 5

...Wasilla from May?August 2013; the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka from October?November 2013; and the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks from January?February 2014.Regular winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-01-03/alaska-positive-2012-photography-exhibit-
Art
UA museum exhibit marks centennial of first successful Mt. McKinley summit

...your hand, and I want to make sure I don't transfer any oils to the paper," said Linn, a curator at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, explaining the reason for the gloves. The small notebook she held in her hand was the original...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-27/ua-museum-exhibit-marks-centennial-firs
State

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