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A progress report on the nation’s newest polar research ship...


Van Ness Feldman

Dozens of national experts on ocean policy, research and business gathered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks this week to talk about how climate change is affecting the Arctic Ocean and coastal communities. Members of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative’s held an Arctic Ocean Leadership Roundtable at UAF to learn about its ongoing Arctic-research resources, and then traveled north to talk with Inuit people to get their perspective on changes they've seen in the region.


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Outgoing University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers is dispelling rumors that illness forced his recent decision to retire this summer. Chancellor Rogers, who was also a candidate to become the new president of the University of Alaska system, spoke during a wide ranging campus forum Tuesday.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Colin McAllister

Feb 6, 2015
Brady Gross

Colin McAllister, a classical guitarist, along with Morris Palter, a UAF Music Professor, joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio to discuss this weekend's Northern Exposure Festival of Modern Music here at UAF. Colin is a featured musician in the festival from Colorado and he gave a sneak peak into some of the pieces he will performing. Colin shined new light onto 12th century compositions with his unique guitar manipulation and original arrangements.

earthsky.org

People here in Alaska and in much of this part of the Northern Hemisphere will get a chance tonight to see a total lunar eclipse, weather permitting.  It’ll be another appearance of the so-called “Blood Moon.”

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A senior administrator at University of Alaska-Fairbanks is voicing guarded optimism about UAF’s budget.

Henrick Bliddel

A delegation of politicians affiliated with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization met with researchers and officials during a stopover Thursday at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Science and Technology Committee came to UAF during a fact-finding visit to Alaska to learn about the university’s research on the impact of climate change in the Arctic.


NPR.org

The Air Force has agreed to delay its plans to demolish a $300 million research facility near Glennallen to allow more time to work out a deal to transfer ownership to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.


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Fairbanks, AK - The University of Alaska Fairbanks has released a list of budget cuts to be implemented during the new fiscal year. The reductions affect a wide range of programs and services.
 

The budget actions come in response to an $8 million cut by the state legislature and an expected $4 to $6 million rise in fixed operating costs. UAF Vice Chancellor for Administration Pat Pitney says the legislative cut is being spread over numerous areas.

University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers and his eight member cabinet have their work cut out for them to trim the operating budget for next year. They’re looking at 12 to 14 million dollars in reductions expected to eliminate one hundred jobs. Cabinet member, UAF Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, Pat Pitney says the University is responding to a legislatively imposed, UA system wide 5 percent personnel cut, a reduction she says is compounded by other factors.  

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