University of Alaska Fairbanks

Four Fairbanks-area high-schoolers got a chance to get down and dirty last month as part of a class that helps them learn how archeologists uncover the past. The students spent a week excavating artifacts at a dig near Quartz Lake as part of a University of Alaska Fairbanks program that gives young people hands-on experience with  science-,  technology-, engineering- and math-related activities.

Preparing For The Worst

Feb 22, 2018

Schools, agencies, organizations and businesses around the country routinely train for how to respond to a mass shooting event. The University of Alaska Fairbanks held what it calls “active killing”event training yesterday (Tues) for students, professors and staff, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, it entails an evolving response approach.

A suspected Fairbanks mumps case remains unconfirmed. The state is investigating it as part of broader tracking of the virus statewide. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Dan Bross / KUAC

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is taking action to address workforce diversity and equity issues. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the move is prompted by employees.

The downstream impacts of last year’s “river piracy” …

Erin Pettit / UAF

Scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado College have unraveled the mystery of a red waterfall in Antarctica. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the research unveils mechanisms potentially at work in other polar glaciers.

Planning for the ‘Fairbanks Ministerial’ …

UAF Faculty: No Confidence In Johnsen

Feb 7, 2017
Robyne / KUAC

The Faculty Senate at the University of Alaska Fairbanks passed a resolution of “No Confidence” in UA President Jim Johnsen yesterday (Mon.). UAA professors passed a similar resolution last month. As KUAC’s Robyne reports, the UAF Faculty Senate, which also passed a resolution yesterday questioning basing of the UA College of Education out of the University of Alaska Southeast, says President Johnsen is making budget decisions without adequate faculty input.

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Longtime University of Alaska Fairbanks aurora researcher and Fairbanks based writer Neil Davis has died. According to UAF, the emeritus professor of geophysics died December 10th at the age of 84. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, Davis is remembered as a talented scientist and communicator.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has completed investigation of a campus rape case. Citing confidentiality rules, the university will not comment on the September 2016 case, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the victim is again speaking out.