University of Alaska Fairbanks

U.A.F. Graduation

May 10, 2013
University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will award a record number of degrees at graduation Sunday.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the graduates range from doctoral candidates who worked toward their degrees on campus, to rural students who earned certificates through distance learning.

UAF Cancels Popular Recycling Program

May 9, 2013
Emily Schwing / KUAC

Fairbanks, AK -  In June, the University of Alaska Fairbanks will discontinue its recycling program.  It’s a cost cutting measure, but it also comes in response to what the University sees as a lack of action by the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

Roller Ski

May 8, 2013

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is considering another addition to its growing array of outdoor recreational facilities: a roller ski loop.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Dan Bross

An art exhibit at the University of Alaska Fairbanks uses the beauty of pottery to share a multi level message.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the show called “Spheres of Influence” encourages more than just looking.

Fairbanks, AK - Oil companies have their eyes on the arctic, but many of the risks associated with offshore drilling in the far north haven’t been addressed.  That’s why scientists are working to establish a center for oil spill response research at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks campus by 2013.

Fairbanks, AK - It’s not illegal to carry a concealed weapon in Alaska and the state doesn’t require a permit. But according to a seventeen-year-old policy created by the University of Alaska Board of Regents, guns are amongst a number of weapons that are not allowed on University property.  On December 8th, a former employee violated the weapons policy, carried a gun into the University of Alaska Fairbanks library and shot himself the incident sparked questions about how the policy is enforced.

Sikuliaq Launched

Oct 14, 2012
Dan Bross

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has realized a dream with the launch of a new arctic research vessel.  The 261 foot Sikuliaq splashed into a river feeding Lake Michigan in Marinette, Wisconsin Saturday.  The 200 million dollar vessel project is largely paid for with federal economic stimulus funds. The ship is owned by the National Science Foundation and will be operated by U.A.F.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the launch culminated decades of planning and advocacy by the university.

Sikuliaq Song

Sep 26, 2012

An original piece of music has been written to celebrate the University of Alaska Fairbanks new arctic research vessel, the Sikuliaq (see-KOO-lee-ak). KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Pebble Petition Fallout

Sep 25, 2012

Some members of the University of Alaska Fairbanks community say they mistakenly signed a petition sponsored by the companies pushing the Pebble Mine. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, signature gathers are accused of glossing over the petition.

U.A.F. Convocation

Sep 14, 2012

The University of Alaska Fairbanks marked the start of the school year yesterday (Thursday) with the annual fall convocation. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.