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Protecting carbon-trapping sea animals can help combat climate change

— Protecting marine animals may be one of the best ways to thwart climate change, according to Associate Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Alaska Southeast Heidi Pearson. As she explained in a recent feature for The Conversation, turning our attention to protecting carbon sinks — those being places like oceans, forests and wetlands that sequester carbon out of Earth’s atmosphere — is a low-cost, yet powerful strategy to mitigate climate change. ...More

Legislative interns stay busy throughout session

— He didn’t appear nervous, but his opening line suggested otherwise. “Senate Finance Committee, my name is Radames Mercado,” the 20-year-old University of Alaska Anchorage student said to the Senate State Affairs Committee, a much smaller and less influential panel than Senate Finance. The committee let it slide without saying a word and Mercado quickly relaxed and continued his presentation. ...More

University of Alaska Southeast Commencement 2019

— On the first weekend in May, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will celebrate student achievement and success at commencement activities on its three campuses in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau. UAS expects to award 399 associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees, 97 certificates and professional licensures, and 223 occupational endorsements. Commencement in Sitka takes place Friday, May 3, Ketchikan on Saturday, May 4, and Juneau’s event is Sunday, May 5. ...More

Former lieutenant governor to give speech at UAS commencement

— Some University of Alaska Southeast students are just a couple weeks away from earning their degrees, with commencement taking place the first weekend of May. Commencement in Sitka takes place Friday, May 3, Ketchikan on Saturday, May 4, and Juneau’s event is Sunday, May 5. At the Juneau event, former Lieutenant Governor (and UAS graduate) Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson will deliver the commencement address. ...More

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UAS Honors Community Members at 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

April 24, 2019

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) uses the occasion of Student Commencement each year to recognize individuals in our community who’ve offered outstanding service to the university, the state of Alaska, or Southeast communities.

University of Alaska Southeast Commencement 2019

April 18, 2019

On the first weekend in May, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will celebrate student achievement and success at commencement activities on its three campuses in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau.

UAS Receives Alaska Humanities Forum Grant to Create Tlingit Language Radio Broadcasts

April 10, 2019

Over the course of a year, this grant will release a series of video and audio clips that feature fluent elders giving sample sentences using a word of the week

UAS Outdoor Studies Offers Avalanche Processes and Leadership Course

April 8, 2019

The course provides an excellent balance of academic knowledge and practical field experience.

UAS Announces Awards for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

April 8, 2019

Student projects will be highlighted during the URECA Symposium, which occurs during National Undergraduate Research Week.

Holland America Line/Princess Cruises renews investment in STEM education for UAS students from Southeast and rural Alaska

March 27, 2019

Holland America Line and Princess Cruises recently contributed $35,000 to provide scholarships for students from rural Alaska attending UAS and pursuing programs related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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