University of Alaska Fairbanks

Aaron Berner

The University of Alaska Fairbanks celebrated a milestone in the construction of its new engineering building on Thursday. UAF hosted a topping out ceremony, which is a builders tradition for the placement of the last piece of structural steel.

Project superintendent Steve Kreinheder says that the tradition of topping out dates back to 700 A.D. “Back in Norway, the Vikings when they would build their huge community buildings they would put a Christmas tree up on the ridge pole and celebrate the completion that way," Kreinheder said. 

State Seeking Information From Dall Sheep Hunters

May 22, 2014
Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is working with the state to find out more about Alaska’s Dall sheep. Complaints from hunters and guides have prompted the state to find out whether there is a problem with existing hunting regulations.  

First Flight

May 6, 2014
Dan Bross / KUAC

The University of Alaska’s status as a Federal Aviation Administration unmanned aerial vehicle test center is official. Events in Anchorage and Fairbanks marked the start of operations Monday.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Sikuliaq Almost Ready

Apr 30, 2014
Dan Bross / KUAC

The National Science Foundation’s new arctic research vessel Sikuliaq (see-KOO-lee-ak) is nearing completion. The 200 million dollar project has experienced delays, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, final work is taking place at a Wisconsin shipyard.

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

One of Alaska’s foremost historians has died. Claus-M. Naske passed away last week at age 78, after a long battle with cancer. Naske was a professor of history at the University of Alaska –Fairbanks who wrote or co-authored nearly a dozen books about Alaska history.

University of Alaska Fairbanks

The announcement that a University of Alaska lead consortium will run a Federal Aviation Administration unmanned aerial vehicle test center has triggered anticipation of new industry and income for Alaska and partner states Oregon and Hawaii.  Currently only the military and specially certified public and private entities can legally operate drones in the United States. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the UA testing program is among 6 across the country charged with helping integrate unmanned aircraft into national airspace.

Dan Bross / KUAC

The National Science Foundation’s new arctic research vessel Sikuliaq (see-KOOL-ee-AK) will spend the winter undergoing trials in the Great Lakes. The 261 foot ship to be operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, was launched in Lake Michigan a year ago, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the Sikuliaq’s original target date for arrival at home port in Seward has been delayed a year due to technical problems.

Dan Bross / KUAC

A University of Alaska Fairbanks administrator has returned from a trip to the North Pole. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the journey was sponsored by organizers of the Sochi Winter Olympics. 

Energy "AP"

Sep 13, 2013
Dan Bross / KUAC

The University of Alaska Fairbanks wants to develop a mobile “AP” around energy efficiency research at its Sustainable Village student housing project.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the university will use a 40 thousand dollar donation from Verizon to run a contest for ideas and develop the AP. 

Fairbanks, AK - A group of University of Alaska, Fairbanks Professors will develop an engineering school in Mongolia over the next few years.  UAF signed a contract this spring with the American University of Mongolia in that country’s capital, where the new school will be based.

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