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University of Alaska Anchorage News
May 27, 2020In the Natural Sciences Building in a windowless room lies a machine named the Multipole Plasma Trap, a stainless steel vacuum chamber designed by Nathaniel Hicks, Ph.D., an assistant professor in UAA’s Department of Physics. He established the UAA Plasma Physics Laboratory in 2013. .Read Article
May 27, 2020In early May, the University of Alaska Anchorage unveiled a new scholarship program for students looking to come back to school or transfer from another institution. TRead Article
May 25, 2020
As Alaskans we know how vital mobile devices are during a natural disaster. Anchorage’s November 2018 earthquake reinforced the importance of cell phones to place lifesaving calls to emergency responders, reach out to loved ones to ensure their safety and to access up-to-date information.
University of Alaska Fairbanks News
May 21, 2020After the final steps of a long run in early March, Greg Finstad took his pulse rate. His heart was at 38 beats per minute. Perfect. The reindeer biologist and marathon runner was in top shape to run this year’s Boston Marathon.Read Article
May 20, 2020A new university-led institute will address climate, ocean and coastal challenges with greater collaboration and sharing of scientific resources.Read Article
May 18, 2020Volcanic eruptions are not easy to anticipate. Now, a new paper proposes a way to provide early clues by evaluating magma movement far beneath volcanoes.Read Article
University of Alaska Southeast News
May 15, 2020The Alaska College of Education received confirmation of its accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).Read Article
May 12, 2020Wayne Price has been chosen to receive a $40K Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist award.Read Article
April 27, 2020Although traditional ceremonies are not taking place in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, each campus has created a “virtual commencement."Read Article