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Alaska Science Forum: Red-backed voles climb into science literature him were the beady eyes of the mice of the north, red-backed voles. As the curator of mammals at the University of Alaska Museum, Olson knew a bit about northern red-backed voles. He thought back to the few vole papers he had read and...
Collector finds marine reptile fossil in mountains

...ANCHORAGE - Researchers have confirmed the discovery of a marine reptile fossil in the Talkeetna Mountains, the University of Alaska Museum of the North announced Wednesday.Fossil bones of an elasmosaur, a type of plesiosaur, were found by Anchorage-based...
Alaska Science Forum: Seventeen trillion wingbeats over Alaska

And they are here. Sluggish mosquitoes, sprung from the leaves where they overwintered. Moths and butterflies flitting the fields and south-facing slopes. Beetles skittering along in pinstripe-grooved exoskeletons.
Alaska Science Forum: Creepy crawlies of the north aren't from around here

Under its own power, an earthworm gains about 30 feet of new territory each year. But that does not help explain how worms got to Alaska. "It's almost geologically slow," Matt Bowser, said of the earthworm's locomotion.
Juneau photographer Ben Huff opens show at Museum of the North

An installation of photographs by Juneau artist Ben Huff is currently on view at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. The exhibit, which was previously shown at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau, features images from Alaska's...
Around town for Wednesday, March 25

...Sciences Lab conference room. "Marmots and climate change: Known knowns and unknown knowns" by Link Olson, University of Alaska Museum of the NorthLunchtime Power Yoga, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., at Juneau Family Health and Birth Center, 1601...
Teri Rofkar to be awarded honorary doctorate by UAS

The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus recently announced that Sitka artist Teri Rofkar will be presented with an honorary doctorate degree at the University's Spring commencement ceremonies on May 1. She will also be the commencement speaker, and preside over an assemblage of ceremonial dancers wearing many of her robes."This will be the first occasion in historic time that this many of this type of robes will be dancing," Rofkar said in a release.
Astronaut brings tales of NASA to Fairbanks

...months orbiting the Earth.Last week, Chiao made several speaking visits in Fairbanks. He gave a talk at the University of Alaska Museum of the North and at the Westmark Hotel, but he also spent much of his time in schools speaking to students...
Governor's Awards photos

Governor's Awards photos The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Humanities Forum honored nine Alaskans last week at the 2015 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities ceremony at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
A big night in the arts

If creative energy showed up as visible light, the glow emanating from the Juneau Arts & Culture Center Thursday night would easily be bright enough to be seen by passing satellites in space.


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