University of Alaska

Type: Organization
Name: University of Alaska
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

$2.5 Million Wright Gift to Support Scholarships

The University of Alaska Fairbanks on Tuesday morning announced a $2.5 million gift from former Fairbanks residents Leonard and Marjorie Wright.The gift, one of the largest individual donations in UAF’s history, will support scholarships to provide up ... [Published Alaska Business Monthly - 6 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Sponsor pulls bill allowing guns on UA campuses

JUNEAU, Alaska — The sponsor of a bill to allow people to carry concealed handguns on university campuses has asked that it be pulled this year.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/AUQ0Xk) North Pole Republican Sen. John Coghill asked ... [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - 9 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Big ideas, little support for them: But volatile subjects in Legislature did lead to good public involvement

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorialThe second session of the 28th Alaska Legislature is coming to an end, and with it will die several pieces of legislation. Many don’t get much attention; some don’t even get much of a hearing before being ignored for ... [Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - 15 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Details on the '14 Pulitzer Prize winner for music

A onetime executive director of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center, the Alaska-based composer and author's work has long been inspired by the natural world he's experienced, and the Pulitzer committee was attracted to the real-world feel of "Become ... [Published KFQD 750 - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Next 'Night Out at UAMN' slated April 18

The University of Alaska Museum of the North will host its next Night Out at UAMN on Friday, April 18, from 7-9 p.m.The event features special items from the collections and a chance for people to discover something new and ask questions of UAMN curators ... [Published Alaska Business Monthly - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Power to the Plant: Expiration date reached (part 1 or 4 series)

/ Sun Star ReporterApril 15, 2014The University of Alaska Fairbanks is committed to providing $50 million to upgrade the combined heat and power plant but waits for $195 million to come from the legislature.The coal-fired power plant housed within the ... [Published UAF Sun Star - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Alaska State Senate advances budget bill

On Friday, the Alaska State Senate approved its version of the state’s capital budget.  The budget totals approximately $2.1 billion, and was revised twice in the Senate Finance Committee before proceeding to the floor for a vote.Revisions included the ... [Published KTNA 88.9 FM - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

University of Alaska Welcomes Back Famous Real Estate Alum Kirk Wickersham

SOURCE FSBOKirk Wickersham, Creator of FSBO System, Returns to Former College in New Role ANCHORAGE, AlaskaThe University of Alaska University of Alaska When Kirk WickershamWickersham returned to AnchorageFor more information about Kirk WickershamPress ... [Published KTVN - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

The U.S. needs more energy grids

The U.S. Senate Energy Committee is meeting to consider the reliability and security of the U.S. electric grid.  It's a question that bears asking, considering the entire U.S. runs on just three, large-scale power grids (East coast, West coast and Texas. ... [Published Marketplace - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

U. of Alaska-Fairbanks Reviews Classes After Students Get Unsafe Injections

The University of Alaska at Fairbanks is reviewing guidelines for its medical-assistant programs after dozens of students injected one another with a solution that isn’t approved for use in human beings or animals, the Daily News-Miner reported.The injections ... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Senate has plan for power plant: Students will shoulder some of the burden

JUNEAU — The Senate came up with a financing plan to pay for a heat and power plant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks that has students shouldering part of the bill.The Senate plan debuted Wednesday intends for UAF to “implement a utility surcharge ... [Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Senate Finance advances budget bill

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Senate Finance Committee advanced a $2.1 billion capital budget Wednesday.Perhaps the biggest change compared with the draft unveiled earlier this week was a $245-million financing package for a heat and power plant at the University ... [Published Fort Mills Times - Apr 10 2014]

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"Clearly the University of Alaska made an impact on their lives,” said UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers at Tuesday morning’s scholarship breakfast, where the gift was announced. “Here’s a couple who received an education at UAF and went on and gave back to the community in a remarkable way, really exemplifying the spirit of philanthropy.”"
...In years when the jet stream pattern is more flat than curvy, "we tend to have strong storms in Northern California and Oregon. That moisture makes it into the western interior. The eastern U S is not affected by arctic air, so it tends to have milder winter temperatures."
...The committee said the composition is a "haunting orchestral work that suggests a relentless tidal surge, evoking thoughts of melting polar ice and rising sea levels." The piece was commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, which debuted the work in June...
The paper was lauded for its "exhaustive and empathetic coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing manhunt that enveloped the town, using photography and a range of digital tools to capture the full impact of the tragedy."

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$2.5 Million Wright Gift to Support Scholarships [Published Alaska Business Monthly - 6 hours ago]
Sponsor pulls bill allowing guns on UA campuses [Published South Carolina Enquirer-Herald - 9 hours ago]
Big ideas, little support for them: But volatil... [Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - 15 hours ago]
Coghill’s campus guns bill halted [Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - 16 hours ago]
Warm US West, cold East: A 4,000-year pattern [Published PhysOrg.com - 16 hours ago]
Details on the '14 Pulitzer Prize winner for music [Published KFQD 750 - 23 hours ago]
Western’s drone program not affected by state l... [Published Western Front - Apr 16 2014]
A springtime journey on the arctic coastal plain [Published Alaska Business Monthly - Apr 15 2014]
What are the Northern Lights? [Published Live Trading News - Apr 15 2014]
Details on the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners [Published The Oregon Herald - Apr 15 2014]
Frontiers of Fish/Seafood Marketing and Market ... [Published Food & Beverage Online - Apr 15 2014]
Band-Aids don't last forever: Fixing UAF's powe... [Published Individual.com - Apr 15 2014]
Next 'Night Out at UAMN' slated April 18 [Published Alaska Business Monthly - Apr 15 2014]
Details on the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners [Published Las Vegas Sun - Apr 14 2014]
GRAHAM : Details on the 2014 Pulitzer Prize win... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 14 2014]
Power to the Plant: Expiration date reached (pa... [Published UAF Sun Star - Apr 14 2014]
Opposing Viewpoints: Alaska senate bill 176 [Published UAF Sun Star - Apr 14 2014]
Is the Power Grid Too Big? [Published Iowa Ag Connection - Apr 14 2014]
Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon [Published EurekAlert! - Apr 14 2014]
Time to Rightsize the Grid? [Published Spectrum Online - Apr 14 2014]
Time to Rightsize the Grid? [Published IEEE Spectrum - Apr 14 2014]
Senate approves $245 million plan to replace UA... [Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Apr 12 2014]
Alaska News Nightly: April 11, 2014 [Published Alaskapublic.org - Apr 12 2014]
Alaska State Senate advances budget bill [Published KTNA 88.9 FM - Apr 12 2014]
UAF Potpourri: Science all over the place [Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Apr 11 2014]
Summer comes early in the far north [Published Valdez Star - Apr 11 2014]
Recovering from the great ’64 quake: Fairbanks ... [Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Apr 11 2014]
5 Democratic Senators Facing Uphill Battles for... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 10 2014]
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Time to Rightsize the Grid? [Published IEEE Spectrum - Apr 14 2014]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Wikipedia Last week a team of systems scientists known for counter-intuitive insights on power grids delivered a fresh one that questions one of the tenets of grid design: bigger grids, they argue, may ...
5 Democratic Senators Facing Uphill Battles for... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 10 2014]
With Congressional elections growing closer, some Senators will be facing a more difficult road to reelection than others. Incumbency is often an advantage, but after the year we’ve had, some will be struggling to get the votes they need. Democrats historically ...
Is The Power Grid Too Big? [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 09 2014]
WASHINGTON D.C., April 8, 2014 -- Some 90 years ago, British polymath J.B.S. Haldane proposed that for every animal there is an optimal size -- one which allows it to make best use of its environment and the physical laws that govern its activities, ...
The Arctic This Week: 24 March -31 March, 2014 [Published The Arctic Institute - Center for Circumpolar S ... - Apr 02 2014]
Courtesy of Mads Pihl on flickr By Kevin Casey ,  Maura Farrell ,   Doris Friedrich and  Seth Myers  The Arctic This Week 2014:12Welcome and thanks for joining us this week! We are back after a short break from production last week owing to The ...
Add Newly Discovered Ancient Giant Viruses To L... [Published Think Progress - Mar 05 2014]
This electron microscope image provided by researchers in March 2014 shows a section of a Pithovirus particle, dark outline, inside an infected Acanthamoeba castellanii cell. The length of the particle is about 1.5 microns with a 0.5 micron diameter. ...
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University of Alaska Welcomes Back Famous Real ... [Published Financial Services - Apr 10 2014]
Time-Lapse Videos Depict Painting of University... [Published Auto & Transportation - Jan 29 2014]
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