University of Alaska Fairbanks

Savannah Sandy

A cruise brought researchers from universities around the country to the Bering and Chukchi seas last month to monitor ocean ecosystems. As KUAC’s Mary Auld reports, the annual trip went off later than normal due to the pandemic.

UAF Elevating Esports

Sep 8, 2020
UAF Esports Club / University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is expanding opportunities for students to participate in organized video gaming or Esports. KUAC’s Mary Auld reports.

Alaska Army National Gurad

The bus where Christopher McCandless lived and died during the summer of 1992 will have a new home at University of Alaska’s Museum of the North in Fairbanks. With the help of a National Guard helicopter team, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, removed the old bus from the wilderness north of Denali National Park in June, an action precipitated by deaths, injuries and numerous rescues of hikers trying to reach the bus since McCandless’s story was popularized by the book and movie “Into the Wild”.


COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are complicating the return to classes this fall for some University of Alaska Fairbanks international students.


Like most institutions across the country the University of Alaska Fairbanks is uncertain about how much on campus activity there will be when the fall semester starts. A letter to the university community from UAF provost and executive vice chancellor Anupma Prakash says some classes will be conducted in person and campus housing will be available, both with precautions to limit potential transmission of COVID-19.

Sikuliaq Sails Monday

May 1, 2020
Mark Teckenbrock / University of Alaska

The University of Alaska operated research vessel Sikuliaq (see-KOO-lee-auk) is headed out on a cruise next May 4 to collect water and plankton samples in the northern Gulf of Alaska, as part of a long running ecological survey. According to the university, it’s the



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UA System Prepping For COVID-19

Mar 8, 2020

The statewide University system has been preparing for COVID-19 and is ready to change routines should the virus emerge in Alaska. As of Sunday afternoon, state health authorities report testing 23 people since January and have found no confirmed cases here. The UA campuses are prepared to adjust if that should change.

Dan Bross / KUAC

Computer modeling at the University of Alaska Fairbanks shows how a building next to the Twin Towers came down on 9-11. The collapse simulation for World Trade Center 7 is part of a 4 year project conducted by UAF engineering Professor J. Leroy Hulsey, and 2 former graduate students, for the non-profit group: Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Pulse Point Foundation

A new system will facilitate public response to cardiac arrest calls in the Fairbanks area. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, Fairbanks is the first community in Alaska to get the Pulse Point system.