University of Alaska Fairbanks

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The Research Vessel Sikuliaq was officially commissioned Saturday in a ceremony at the boats’s home port in Seward. As KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports, the commissioning marked the end of decades of efforts to design and build it; and the beginning of its mission to research the Earth’s rapidly changing and increasingly important polar regions.

Small scale energy conservation projects are saving money at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. KUAC’s Karen Simmons reports on the student fee funded Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy or “RISE” board projects.

Artist's Work Surfaces

Feb 17, 2015
Bill Berry collection

Works of a famous Fairbanks artist are on display for the first time.   Drawings and paintings by Bill Berry are hanging in the University of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library. As KUAC’s Karen Simmons reports, the long archived works re-surfaced at the request of the late artist’s family.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will field a wildfire fighting crew.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the tram will be staffed by students in a wild land fire science program.

A University of Alaska Fairbanks student is dead, the apparent victim of an accident. UAF spokeswoman Marmian Grimes says police received a call shortly after 8 o’clock this morning. “Someone was parked in the Reichart (building) parking lot, and saw a man on the ground outside vehicle there.  They (police) responded and the man was deceased. It appears to be an accidental self inflicted gunshot wound.”  

Philosophy Talk

Nov 18, 2014

Most people consider philosophy an esoteric pursuit, but a lecture at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is aimed at providing a more practical application. As U.A.F. Philosophy Professor Eduardo Wilner tells KUAC’s Dan Bross, critical thinking is essential to our well being and even survival in the modern world.

University of Alaska Fairbanks and National Science Foundation

An archeological site southeast of Fairbanks continues to yield information about the Native people who lived along the Tanana River thousands of years ago. The site, first identified in 2005 during reconnaissance for a railroad extension project, has been the subject of major archeological excavation, and Monday researchers announced the discovery of skeletal remains and other materials dating back to the end of the last Ice Age. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports the finds are helping to broaden understanding of Alaska’s early residents.

NCAA Punishes UAF

Nov 7, 2014

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has imposed penalties on the University of Alaska Fairbanks for student athlete eligibility violations.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the University blames a systematic failure to understand and help athletes navigate academic eligibility requirements.   

University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering

Geology and climate are interacting in the Brooks Range, sending masses of debris down mountains toward the Dalton Highway. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, one of the moving debris lobes has prompted a plan to relocate the road.


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