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Poet, Tlingit translator Richard Dauenhauer dies of cancer

08-19-2014 | Juneau Empire - UAS Chancellor John Pugh worked closely with Dauenhauer and, with the university’s administration, invited him to serve as a distinguished professor to design and implement the school’s Alaska Native Languages and Culture program. Lance Twitchell, who heads the program, said “Everything we’re doing there is really made possible by Richard and Nora Dauenhauer.” ...More

Movers & Shakers

08-07-2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce - Dr. Karen Schmitt has been appointed the Dean of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Alaska Southeast. Schmitt is returning to UAS from a position as dean at University of Alaska Anchorage. Previously she served as UAS dean in the schools of Management and Career Education. She replaces Dr. Marsha Sousa who returned to UAF in Fairbanks after four years in Juneau. ...More

UA to offer in-state tuition to students with Alaska ties

07-28-2014 | Fairbanks Daily-News Miner - The "Come Home to Alaska" program will allow students with parents or grandparents in Alaska to pay resident tuition rates, regardless of where those students live. For an undergraduate taking 30 credits a year, the annual savings will exceed $13,000. ...More

Camp immerses youths in traditional culture

06-05-2014 | Juneau Empire - Students who participate in Goldbelt Heritage Foundation’s Aan Yátx’u Sáani Deíyí: Path to Excellence summer academy for high school students will find themselves learning the story of Kaax’achgóok, as well as the math, science and language surrounding it. The day camp, aimed at incoming freshmen to outgoing seniors, is in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast School of Education and the Juneau School District. The program is in its fifth year and offers a half-credit toward high school and four university credits. ...More

2014 Faculty Excellence Award Winners

05-23-2014 | UAS Soundings - The University of Alaska Southeast is pleased to announce that the following esteemed faculty have been selected as this year’s Faculty Excellence Award winners. ...More

UAS hosts Community Day Saturday, May 17 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wide range of events scheduled

05-16-2014 | Juneau Empire - “I look forward to people visiting campus so they can see our new pedestrian walking area and see the new Juneau on-campus residence hall,” UAS spokesperson Katie Bausler said. The admissions, housing and advising offices will be represented at the event to talk to potential students about enrollment. ...More

'That's history': UAS sets record for Native graduates

05-05-2014 | Juneau Empire - Brown is one of 57 Alaska Natives who graduated from a UAS campus this year — a group that set a record as the largest the university has ever seen. ...More

UAS mountaineering students tackle Juneau's peaks

05-02-2014 | Juneau Empire - Students and faculty in the University of Alaska Southeast Mountaineering course climbed and skied several peaks on the Northwest fork of the Upper Taku Glacier and Juneau Icefield from April 11 to 16. ...More

Minecraft in the classroom: When learning looks like gaming

04-24-2014 | KTOO - For Sowa and her teaching team at the University of Alaska Southeast, Minecraft is also a way to get kids to think critically, collaborate and solve problems, which is why they’ve made Minecraft part of a graduate education course. Development of the course was supported by a pre-college grant from the Alaska Space Grant Program. ...More

American wins Boston, Juneauites set personal records

04-22-2014 | Juneau Empire - Juneau’s Mansour Alzaharna (UAS Dining Services), 53, also ran his fastest time ever, posting a 3:25:51 and automatically qualifying for next year’s run as well. ...More

Alaska OKs Bill Making Native Languages Official

04-21-2014 | National Public Radio - "That's all we want is equal value," Lance Twitchell, a professor of Native languages at the University of Alaska Southeast tells KTOO. "And there's nothing wrong with standing up and saying that. It takes a lot of courage to do that. And it takes a lot of something else to try and go against that." ...More

University of Alaska Southeast opens Tony Award-winning comedy "Lend Me A Tenor"

04-17-2014 | Juneau Empire - The University of Alaska Southeast Theatre Department will open the Tony Award-winning comedy “Lend me a Tenor” by Ken Ludwig on Friday, April 18, with shows continuing through Sunday at the theater in Hendrickson, Room 113 on the UAS campus. ...More

Ravens: Smarter than you think Authors and biologists John and Colleen Marzluff to discuss books on corvid intelligence

04-17-2014 | Juneau Empire - John Marzluff’s presentation on “Gifts of the Crow” begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Egan Library at UAS. The Sound and Motion talk was coordinated by the One Campus One Book committee at UAS. Librarian Jonas Lamb, who heads the committee at UAS, said Marzluff’s book connects with the theme of this year’s One Campus One Book selection, “At the Mouth of the River of Bees,” by Kij Johnson. Both explore the stories of human-animal connection. ...More

The Last Frontier: An experience of a lifetime

04-11-2014 | Oklahoma State University - McCamon traveled to Juneau, Alaska in January of 2013 to begin his semester-long journey at the University of Alaska Southeast. He was drawn to the rich history and tight knit community that UAS offered. ...More

Sound and Motion: A presentation from A Trip South

04-04-2014 | Juneau Empire - Members of A Trip South will give a First Friday photo presentation as part of the Sound and Motion series at the University of Alaska Southeast Rec Center on Friday, April 4, at 7 pm. ...More

Foreign and domestic programs provide opportunities for growth to fill a big world

03-30-2014 | Juneau Empire - At the University of Alaska Southeast, anywhere from 20 to 50 students might study abroad (or away) during a school year, according to UAS’ Academic Exchange and Study Abroad Coordinator, Marsha Squires, who said the school sends out a slightly higher percentage than the national average. Students can choose between studying at universities in most of the 50 states, US territories, or around the world and, Squires added, “They get to come back and realize this is a great place too.” ...More

Conference aims to 'reshape the system'

03-17-2014 | Juneau Empire - X’unei Lance Twitchell had a big question for the audience: “How do we reform this entire system?” ...More

Alaska Native Studies Conference comes to Juneau

03-06-2014 | Juneau Empire - Alaska Native Studies might be the fastest growing field in Alaska, and without a doubt Alaska Native organizations, people, cultures, and languages are prominent in our state. ...More

UAS Spring Honors Forum to focus on Filipino and Pacific Islander communities

03-06-2014 | Juneau Empire - “Pacific Peoples: Translocal Identities & Cultural Connections” is the theme of the University of Alaska Southeast Spring Honors Symposium, to be held March 5-12 in Juneau. ...More

UAS professor wins teaching award

02-24-2014 | Juneau Empire - Julie Hamilton, University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor of accounting, has been awarded the University of Alaska Foundation Harold T. Caven Professorship, a $20,000 award meant to build the business and finance departments within the state university system. ...More

UAS hopes for recruitment boost from dorm

02-20-2014 | Juneau Empire - With a new 120-bed residence hall under construction, the University of Alaska Southeast hopes to attract and retain more traditional, full-time freshmen and boost its retention and graduation rates. ...More

Ancient carbon found in glacial ecosystems

02-07-2014 | Juneau Empire - According to Jason Fellman, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Alaska Southeast, carbon in glacial ecosystems could come from a variety of sources... ...More

"Pilgrim's Wilderness" author Tom Kizzia to lead Friday's Sound and Motion

02-06-2014 | Juneau Empire - This Friday’s Sound and Motion presentation at the Egan Lecture Hall will be led by Homer writer Tom Kizzia, author of “Pilgrim’s Wilderness.” ...More

Discovering an ancient Southeast AK

01-15-2014 | Juneau Empire - University of Alaska Southeast Associate Professor of Anthropology Dan Monteith has been working with Southeast Alaska’s ancient cultural sites since the mid-1990s. “For me one of the exciting things is just seeing how the Tlingit oral narratives are kind of being reconfirmed or verified through geological, geoarcheological work,” Monteith said. “It’s really about trying to understand some of the early habitation and migration of people through and along the coast. I take these oral narratives as oral histories. ...More

Hayes authors Juneau history book

01-03-2014 | Alaska Public Media - In December, Juneau writer and English professor, Ernestine Hayes, released her new book Juneau from Arcadia Publishing. The book tells the history of the capitol city through pictures with elaborate captions. ...More

Ice safety workshop to be held this weekend

01-09-2014 | KTOO - University of Alaska Southeast Geologist Cathy Connor says this year’s freeze / thaw, rain/ snow cycle is compounding Mount Bullard’s rock slide activity. ...More

Local author Hayes pens concise history of Juneau

12-05-2013 | Juneau Empire - Hayes, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alaska Southeast, said even though she knows a fair amount about her hometown, the book required a lot of research and many hours of sifting through images to find the ones she thought would best illustrate historical events. ...More

'Flying University' launches inmates into better futures

12-04-2013 | Capital City Weekly - This time last year, Nathan Block was in jail. Now, he's finishing up his second semester at the University of Alaska Southeast. He's the co-founder of the college's philosophy club. He won one of Woosh Kinaadeiyí's poetry slams. He's applying for a grant to start a community garden on campus. He volunteers to share his love of spoken word poetry with youth. He works part time as a peer advisor. And he credits much of his success post-release to The Flying University, a University of Alaska Southeast program started by UAS Assistant Professor of English and Philosophy Sol Neely. ...More

Juneau public school students practice for this weekend’s Native Olympics at UAS

11-15-2013 | KTOO - The University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus will be hosting the Native Olympics this Saturday at the UAS Recreation Center. As preparation for the competition, representatives from the University and the community organized a demonstration of the events. ...More

Deconstructing Racism

11-20-2013 | Capital City Weekly - Panelists at the University of Alaska Southeast's most recent Evening at Egan, along with around 150 audience members, took a step toward addressing and eliminating racism in the Juneau community Friday night. ...More

Learning together

11-11-2013 | Juneau Empire - Tlingit conference highlights challenges, rewards of language revitalization. Will Geiger, a student in Lance Twitchell’s intermediate Tlingit class at the University of Alaska-Southeast, emerged victorious after getting through kanat’á (blueberry) and ch’áak’ (eagle).Part of the difficulty with written Tlingit, as the bee illustrated, is that a formalized system of written words has only been in development since the 1960s, according to a paper presented by Richard Dauenhauer at the very first clan conference in 1993. ...More

UAS' 'One Campus, One Book' author visits Juneau

11-07-2013 | Juneau Empire - Kij Johnson to lead community writing workshop, Evening at Egan talk. During her stay in Juneau, Johnson will visit classes on the UAS campus, meet with students in more informal settings, read from her work as part of the Evening at Egan lecture series and lead a community fiction writing workshop sponsored by Friends of the Juneau Public Library. She also hopes to “get in some hiking.” ...More

Xh'unei Lance Twitchell

10-16-2013 | Capital City Weekly - Juneau’s Xh’unei Lance Twitchell has received one of five Connie Boochever Fellowships for 2013, the Alaska State Council on the Arts announced Friday. ...More

UAS students fight for Braaains

10-16-2013 | Capital City Weekly - Five zombies stood in the courtyard between Egan Library and the Mourant Building at the University of Alaska Southeast. A human emerged from the safety of indoors. ...More

UAS, Yukon College heads sign collaboration agreement

10-20-2013 | Juneau Empire - University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor John Pugh and Yukon College President Karen Barnes met Saturday morning to sign an agreement that the schools will collaborate on programs and courses of study in the coming years. ...More

Twitchell named one of five Connie Boochever Fellows for 2013

9-27-13 | Juneau Empire - Juneau’s Xh’unei Lance Twitchell has received one of five Connie Boochever Fellowships for 2013, the Alaska State Council on the Arts announced Friday. ...More

Ancient Forest Thaws From Melting Glacial Tomb

9-20-13 | Yahoo News - As glaciers advance, Connor explained, they often emit summer meltwater streams that spew aprons of gravel beyond the glacier's edge. ...More

UAS kicks off 4th annual One Campus, One Book program

08-29-13 | Juneau Empire - The University of Alaska Southeast, which holds its first day of classes Sept. 3, has selected a new title for its fourth annual One Campus One Book program: “At the Mouth of the River of Bees,”... ...More

Spike comes home

08-25-13 | Juneau Empire - The bronze statue by R.T. "Skip" Wallen will become the centerpiece in a newly designed courtyard to be completed by October. ...More

New dorm to rise at UAS

08-15-13 | Juneau Empire - Construction workers are expected to start pouring concrete next week for the new 31,000 square foot freshman residence hall at the University of Alaska Southeast. ...More

UAS tapped for Alaska distance high school courses

07-25-13 | Juneau Empire - Big changes in online education could mean better opportunities for Alaska’s students, especially those in rural areas. ...More

Juneau graduate reaching for the stars with NASA

07-24-13 | Capital City Weekly - Joshua Brewster is a University of Alaska Southeast student chasing his dreams to Southern California. He's in the midst of a 10-week internship at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. ...More

Alaska Looks for Answers in Glacier’s Summer Flood Surges

07-22-13 | NY Times - “We don’t have a sense yet how much of a threat this poses, or how much water you could store up there,” said Jason Amundson, an assistant professor of geophysics at the University of Alaska Southeast, in Juneau. ...More

Chilkat trek tackled by UAS Outdoor Studies students

07-12-13 | Juneau Empire - As the end of the spring semester at the University of Alaska Southeast neared, most students could be found cramming for a big test or hunkering down in the library to finish off a thesis paper, but there was one small group of matriculators who were preparing for a different kind of “final.” ...More

Southeast grown: Erin Tripp

06-13-13 | Juneau Empire - Performing became a bigger and bigger part of her life. As a student at UAS, Erin participated in Native dance and an improv group. ...More

As mining booms in Southeast, so does mine training program

05-20-13 | Juneau Empire - The mining industry in Southeast Alaska has taken off in recent years. And as mining has grown as a sector of the local, regional and state economy, the University of Alaska Southeast has embarked on a mission to meet the demand for new mine workers. ...More

Photos: Young BioBlitz-ers

05-03-13 | Juneau Empire - Juneau’s fourth-graders headed into the woods and out on the shorelines this week as part of the annual BioBlitz event organized by various local agencies and organizations. ...More

UAS celebrates its graduates

05-06-13 | Juneau Empire - Outstanding Graduate in Social Science Forest Haven speaks during Sunday's University of Alaska Southeast 2013 Commencement Ceremony on the Juneau Auke Lake Campus. ...More

2013 UAS Faculty Excellence Awards

05-05-13 | Juneau Empire - Four University of Alaska Southeast faculty members are being recognized for outstanding work in the areas of Teaching, Faculty Advising, Service and Adjunct Instruction. ...More

Another icefield trek under the belt

05-03-13 | Juneau Empire - In five days, students participating in this semester’s Outdoor Studies Mountaineering course, through the University of Alaska Southeast, completed a double summit of two peaks on the Juneau Icefield in mid-April. ...More

Students to graduate from UAS this weekend

05-02-13 | Juneau Empire - The moment that some University of Alaska Southeast students have been awaiting for years is arriving this weekend. ...More

UAS expects large graduating class

04-29-13 | KTOO - The University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau is planning to award 349 degrees, certificates and occupational endorsements in May. That’s 60 more than the previous year. ...More

Edible Art of Place: Series culminates in hands-on presentation, potluck

04-28-13 | Juneau Empire - Despite the late-April falling snow, the Glacier View room at the University of Alaska Southeast was full of warmth and color for the final installation of the Edible Art of Place series Friday morning. ...More

Alaskapella A Capella closes out UAS Sound and Motion series Friday

04-25-13 | Juneau Empire - The Sound and Motion Spring Arts series concludes Friday, April 26 with a concert of contemporary covers by Alaskapella at the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. ...More

UAS campus to host Spring Carnival Fri.

04-24-13 | Juneau Empire - Students were already hard at work Tuesday making signs and assembling booths for the second annual Spring Carnival at the University of Alaska Southeast, which will fill Mourant Courtyard Friday with food, games and other activities. ...More

This week's Sound and Motion: Tidal Echoes Annual Launch

04-18-13 | Juneau Empire - The second to last event of the Sound and Motion spring arts series will be a celebration of the launch of this year’s Tidal Echoes, a journal that showcases the art and writing of Southeast Alaska. The celebration will be held Friday night at the Egan Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. All are welcome. ...More

'Transgenerational trauma' discussed at UAS

04-09-13 | Juneau Empire - Students, faculty and members of the public turned out for what was billed as the “centerpiece event” of the University of Alaska Southeast’s first Spring Honors Symposium Monday evening at the UAS Student Recreation Center. ...More

Two firsts, one great weekend

04-04-13 | Juneau Empire - Over this coming weekend, the first Alaska Native Studies Conference will convene at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The planning has involved faculty from the University of Alaska Southeast, UAA, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kodiak College, and students of Alaska Native Studies programs in Alaska and elsewhere. ...More

UAS screens film on Native experience in college

03-31-13 | Juneau Empire - The progress of Alaska Native students from Southeast Alaska trying to balance college studies with the study of their own culture are highlighted in a television documentary that was screened at the University of Alaska Southeast Friday evening. ...More

Life imitates Art (of Place)

03-24-13 | Juneau Empire - It didn’t take long for the room to fill with the pungent aroma of dried seaweed and herring roe. ...More

Climatologist, meet the biologist

03-8-13 | Juneau Empire - Eran Hood, Associate Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Alaska Southeast, said the lecture was the first of it’s kind and that is was an opportunity for scientists, whose disiplines rarely cross, to connect with one another and examine glacier change on a broad perspective. ...More

University hosts sea otter symposium

02-22-13 | Juneau Empire - Photographs of frolicking sea otters projected onto a screen greeted students, staff and members of the public coming into Egan Library Thursday night for the “Sea Otter Symposium” hosted by the University of Alaska Southeast. ...More

Drink to your health

02-24-13 | Juneau Empire - It’s not spring yet in Juneau — that may have made the spread of devil’s club stalks on the table at the front of the Glacier View room at the University significantly less intimidating. ...More

The art of life

02-20-13 | Capital City Weekly - Western culture tends to think of arts in segregated groups - storytelling, cooking, gathering, painting. Roby Littlefield, of Sitka, will show people that art is a whole in the University of Alaska Southeast's Art of Place Series. ...More

The art of preparing fish

01-27-13 | Juneau Empire - “Eat everything but the bones” was a sentiment shared at the first Art of Place lecture of 2013 at the University of Alaska Southeast Friday — the theme for the series this year is food — but Ed Kunz told me you can eat the bones too, if you prepare them right. ...More

Parnell speaks to high schoolers at UAS

01-23-13 | Juneau Empire - The second spring session of the University of Alaska Southeast’s Center for Mine Training began Tuesday evening with a high-powered special guest speaker. ...More

New class offers introduction to mining for high school seniors

01-11-13 | Juneau Empire - The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, the University of Alaska Southeast, and Alaska’s Learning Network have teamed up to offer a statewide introductory mining course for high school seniors. ...More

Formline design workshops scheduled in Juneau, other SE communities

01-10-13 | Juneau Empire - Juneau will host the first workshop this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13, at the University of Alaska Southeast. It will be led by Lance Twitchell and will run from 12-5 p.m. both days. Registration is required and space is limited. ...More

UAS art classes welcome a broad range of students

01-03-13 | Juneau Empire - ...while downtown may be the hub for viewing art – essentially the last stage of artistic creation — the University of Alaska Southeast campus out at Auke Lake is the hot-spot for learning to create it, a twin pole to downtown’s busy gallery scene. ...More


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