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UAS Sitka Campus selects new campus director

Dr. Paula Martin has been hired as campus director of the University of Alaska Southeast's Sitka Campus.
UAS Sitka selects new campus director UAA's Kenai Peninsula College ? a role she has held since 2008. Dr. Martin earned her PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in entomology in 1993. She taught at Emory University, where she led its Human and Natural Ecology program...
Rio's Olympic waterways full of trash and sewage

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer's dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage.
Thoughts on Richard Dauenhauer

Last week, community members were invited to share their personal reflections on Richard Dauenhauer's life and work. Their responses follow.
Hortons to hold open house for couple

Friends and family are invited to an open house honoring Mr. and Mrs. David and Jennifer Horton from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, at the home of Dee Williams at 12155 Mendenhall Loop Road.
JAHC bringing in consultant

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council is bringing in a nationally recognized expert to lend a hand with the council's business plans, as well as to address local business factions.
Fossils suggest new land-bridge theory

A scientist has stumbled across evidence that the Bering Strait land bridge - that famous strip of land that humans and a parade of other animals migrated across - was breached by ocean waters far earlier than scientists had thought.
Climate change may affect arctic biodiversity

...biology and marine biology faculty and Andrew Whiteley of the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Whiteley worked with Tallmon on post-graduate studies at UAS when they began efforts in this study...
Community cultural planning expert to visit Juneau

...currently working on a new book, "Building Creative Economies." He directs the Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is part of a team of experts on the National Endowment for the Arts resource page "Lesson Learned...
Feds appoint Rarig to health care panel

...Planning and Systems Development Section. Rarig holds a doctorate in health policy and management from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst; a Master of Public Health from Yale; a Master of Arts from Yale in Soviet and East European Studies...
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