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Nov 30, 2016
Melissa Prince

A University of Alaska Fairbanks professor is pursuing a dream. Documentary film professor Rob Prince is on sabbatical in his former home state of Michigan, where he has acquired an iconic 35 year old sports car. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the car is the centerpiece of a planned transcontinental trip and film project.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is under fire for its response to a campus rape case. A UAF student accuses the university of failing to adequately support and protect her, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the criticism follows efforts by the university to improve its sexual assault response process.

3-D Printing Saves Time, Money

Jul 13, 2016
Robyne / KUAC

A classroom in downtown Fairbanks has the beginnings of a science-fiction story turning practical reality. There are 20 computers hooked up to 20 three-D printers in a lab at University of Alaska’s Community and Technical College or CTC. Teachers there believe it is going to be a huge game-changer for Alaska to “print” objects instead of buying them from an outside source. KUAC’s reporter Robyne visited the lab to find out if it is true.

Todd Paris / University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has several prospective customers for the HAARP facility. UAF took ownership of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program facility in Gakona from the Air Force last summer, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, there’s optimism that the station, once destined for scrap, has a future.

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Members of a University of Alaska Fairbanks mountaineering class are recovering after being hit by an avalanche in the eastern Alaska Range. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the incident has raised questions about the university taking students into the back country.

The ripple effects of polar ice-melting …

Triage in the climate-science emergency room …

A disappointing climate plan for indigenous leaders …

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Dispatches from the front lines of climate change …

(Fairbanks, Ak.) An International seminar on extractive industries in the Arctic is happening at the University of Alaska Fairbanks this weekend. UAF history professor and seminar organizer Terrance Cole says it’s bringing together participants from numerous circumpolar nations to discuss the increasing focus on developing the Arctic’s largely untapped resources.