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UAS names new A&S dean

After spending the last five years in Anchorage, Karen Schmitt, Ph.D., returns to the University of Alaska Southeast in a new role as Dean of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs.
Poet, translator Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72

Southeast Alaska lost a poet, a translator, a scholar, a former poet laureate and a historian on Tuesday. Richard "Dick" Dauenhauer was all of these things and more in his lifetime, which ended after a battle with cancer.
Dauenhauer: 'Songs of vision and experience'

Richard Dauenhauer has been described by many titles: poet, translator, scholar, linguist, anthropologist historian, editor, educator, anthologist. And in Juneau, his home since 1983, also: mentor, colleague, neighbor, friend.
Peg Wilke

...Harry and Ethel (Finney) Lybarger. Graduating from Coshocton High School in 1938, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1943 with a B.S. in Physical Education, the foundation of her lifetime interest in health and fitness...
Academic Recognitions

...semester.Juneau Resident Heidi Jane Jung was one of approximately 6,200 students to receive a degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison during spring commencement. Jung earned a bachelor of science degree in Nursing.
'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' feeds our social fantasies

"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is what happens when the nightmare of our nation's past gets scripted as a Hollywood horror movie. The jarring confusion of race slavery with a supernatural evil constitutes both the cleverness and silliness of the film.
Doggy do's and doggy don'ts

...the Web: McConnell is an adjunct assistant professor of zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her company, Dog's Best Friend, specializes in family dog training and treating aggressive dogs. Aside...
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

New director and deputy regional forester for Forest Service: James Bartelme is the new director of forest management for the U.S. Forest Service Alaska Region headquarters in Juneau.
Panel hears plan to cap lawyers' fees in $3.4B settlement between American Indians, government

...before the panel Tuesday, and both said they believe the attorney fees should be capped. Richard Monette, a University of Wisconsin-Madison law professor and former tribal chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, said the plaintiffs...
State arts council names new director

The Alaska State Council on the Arts has selected Shannon Daut from Denver, Colo., as the new executive director, effective Jan. 9, 2012.


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