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Rebuilding coral reefs - with art and electricity

03-11-15 | Capital City Weekly - Flanigan came to the University of Alaska Southeast as part of the university's Sound + Motion series, visiting a welding class, a chemistry class, and giving a talk on her work as part of UAS' One Campus, One Book discussion. This year, they're centering talks around themes in "Log from the Sea of Cortez," by John Steinbeck. ...More

Wearable Art of Place: Armor and masks

02-11-15 | Juneau Empire - Long, long before Juneau carpenter and artist David Walker began steaming sheets of wood veneer into incredible one-of-a-kind works of wearable art to present on Juneau’s runways, wearable art of a very different kind has been flourishing in Southeast Alaska: Tlingit armor, masks, jewelry and regalia. This culturally significant wearable art is the focus of this year’s Art of Place lecture series, Wearable Art of Place, which kicked off Friday at University of Alaska Southeast and continues through April. ...More

Educator Spotlight: Molly Box

02-08-15 | Juneau Empire - I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education (K-8) from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, in 1990. I received my master of education degree in educational leadership from the University of Alaska Southeast in 2011. ...More

UAS professors examine Charlie Hebdo shootings

01-27-15 | KTOO - A professor of French pop culture history at the University of Alaska Southeast is questioning how Americans should show solidarity with France in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings. Professor Robin Walz held a seminar Friday called “I am (not) Charlie.” ...More

Alaska Climate Science Center Designer to Receive International Vizzie Award

02-25-15 | USGS - Timm and her collaborators received the People’s Choice award in the poster division for their illustration entitled "From Icefield to Ocean" Timm worked with glaciologists Shad O' Neel, from the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Science Center, and Eran Hood, from the University of Alaska Southeast. She also worked with ecologist Allison Bidlack, from the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center at the University of Alaska Southeast. ...More

Glacial melt could change chemistry and food web in world's oceans

01-24-15 | Alaska Daily News - This is the first time it’s been done in a comprehensive, data-driven way,” said lead author Eran Hood, an environmental science professor at UAS. ...More

The Alaska Bellwether: Perception, response and adaptation in a time of climate change

02-21-15 | The Banner Press - Alaska is often seen as the “canary in the climate change coal mine”, said Jim Powell, Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), where he teaches natural resource policy, sustainability, and public administration. ...More

Teacher's method goes beyond the worksheet

01-21-15 | Juneau Empire - Jennifer Thompson has been a kindergarten and first-grade teacher in Juneau since she received her degree from the University of Alaska Southeast in the late 1980s, and she has been advocating “constructivist” teaching since she began. ...More

You are here Reading the North: Second look at Alaska's fascinating geology

1-11-15 | Alaska Dispatch News - Author Cathy Connor discusses the latest findings in Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia and the Yukon. In addition to roads and national parks, the book covers the "boatside geology" of Alaska, including the fjords of Southeast Alaska, islands in the Bering Sea, and the Tatshenshini River. ...More

Vickie Williams appointed Dean of School of Management

01-01-14 | Juneau Empire - The University of Alaska Southeast has announced the appointment of Vickie Williams as the new Dean of the School of Management. ...More

UAS fish tech program has in-state focus

12-22-14 | Ketchikan Daily News - More than half a dozen fish-centric University of Alaska community campuses around the state are educating an upcoming generation of fisheries technology professionals with the University of Alaska Southeast’s fisheries technology program. ...More

Lyons: First winner of DIPAC Fisheries Tech Scholarship

12-14-2014 | KCAW, Raven Radio - Jim Seeland, an Assistant Professor at University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) in the Fisheries Technologies Program, talks about their partnership with Douglas Island Pink and Chum, Inc. (DIPAC) to award an annual $3000 scholarship to a student who shows promise in the field. ...More

UAS brings spotlight to Aleut internment camps

12-01-2014 | Juneau Empire - John Radzilowski stood in front of a group of some 50 people Wednesday at the University of Alaska Southeast library in Ketchikan and asked for the survivors of the Aleut internment camps and their descendants to stand and be recognized. More than a dozen people, ranging in age from late 80s to teens, stood and were met with a round of applause. UAS showed “The Aleut Story” as part of the Ask UAS program this week. Radzilowski, UAS associate professor of history, introduced the film and led a discussion after the screening. ...More

Educator Spotlight: Elisabeth Hauser

12-07-2014 | Juneau Empire - In 2012, I graduated from the University of Alaska Southeast with my Master’s in teaching. I am now a highly-qualified K-8 educator with a Professional Teacher Certificate.As a newer teacher I find that so much of my professional growth and learning has occurred by reaching out to colleagues and mentors who have helped foster my growth as a teacher. ...More

Cultural appropriation and education: making the right decisions

11-27-2014 | Juneau Empire - "It is not easy to have discussions on race, power, and privilege in America, but creating a safe space for those conversations is something we value at the University of Alaska Southeast." Du Aaní Kawdinook Xh’unei ...More

Final Evening at Egan to be held Friday

11-20-2014 | Juneau Empire - This week’s Evening at Egan lecture, the last in this fall’s series, will be “A Year of Rethinking Racism in Juneau: Reflection and Discussion.” This audience participation event takes place Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Egan Library at the University of Alaska Southeast. ...More

UAS drama club presents play about transgender student

11-20-2014 | Juneau Empire - The new drama club on the University of Alaska Southeast campus is showcasing a play which aims to entertain and educate on a topic new to many: transgender issues. “F2M,” by Patricia Wettig, tells the story of a transgender college freshman named Parker who is navigating his transition — the “female to male” of the play’s title — along with his relationship with his girlfriend, Lucy. ...More

Juneau Police Department to open UAS substation

11-07-2014 | KTOO - The Juneau Police Department is opening a substation on the University of Alaska Southeast campus. It’s the second one in the city and it’ll benefit the university and the community out the road. ...More

Beyond grammar and grades: The UAS Writing Center

10-16-2014 | Juneau Empire - The University of Alaska Southeast’s Writing Center offers up more than just comma corrections and dangling modifiers. It provides a means of approach to a realm that can be intimidating and confusing -- written communication. The center’s broad goal, stated in its tagline, is “helping you help others understand what you have to say.” ...More

UAS Native Film Series and other events

11-05-2014 | Juneau Empire - The fourth annual film series at UAS begins Thursday, Nov. 6 with “Winter in the Blood,” and continues Thursday, Nov. 13 with “Cherokee Word for Water.” Films are free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion. ...More

UAS chancellor to retire

10-29-2014 | Juneau Empire - When the University of Alaska Southeast lets out for the summer in May 2015, for Chancellor John Pugh, school’s out forever. Pugh will retire after 28 years with the university and 45 years of public service. ...More

Chocopalooza event is 'Halloween for grown-ups' Delectable fundraiser is for UAS scholarships

10-29-2014 | Juneau Empire - UAS Alumni & Friends is hosting the first ever “Chocopalooza” the day after Halloween, Saturday, Nov. 1. The event — which features a tasting room, a new chocolate cocktail every hour, and a dessert competition — is basically “Halloween for grown-ups,” says UAS Alumni Relations and Annual Fund Manager Heather Mitchell. ...More

Filipina honored for effort 'from the heart'

10-27-2014 | Juneau Empire - Chancellor John Pugh of the University of Alaska Southeast was in attendance Saturday at the Filipino Community Center to give Strickler the UAS Meritorious Service Award for her dedication to strengthening relations of Filipinos and the state of Alaska. ...More

Governor Parnell Signs Native Languages Bill

10-27-2014 | Sit News - Around 200 people crammed into a small conference room at the Dena’ina Center to witness Thursday’s bill signing ceremony including educator Lance Twitchell. He’s a Native language professor at the University of Alaska Southeast. “Our ancestors were beaten for speaking their language. Our people suffered tremendously,” said Twitchell, who has been at the forefront of efforts to preserve Native languages in Alaska. ...More

$23.8 million award aims to engage rural Alaska students in biomedical and health careers

10-27-2014 | Sit News - UAS Chancellor John Pugh said the grant sets the bar high in terms of what it sets out to accomplish. “The Alaska BLaST proposal is very ambitious in its goals and gives us the opportunity to transform science education in Alaska, said Pugh.” ...More

Juneau World Affairs Council Fall Forum: Do Fences Make Good Neighbors?

10-24-2014 | UAS - Thursday-Saturday October 23-25, Egan Lecture Hall, UAS. Please join us at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus for a free series of presentations on relationships between Mexico and the United States in the 21st Century. ...More

Alaska Dispatch ArtBeat: Wartime internment onstage in Juneau

10-16-2014 | Alaska Dispatch News - The Empty Chair Project will present Seattle-based Living Voices in “Within the Silence,” the story of John Tanaka, a Juneau teen whose family was sent to internment camps during World War II. The performance uses archival film and takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, in the Egan Lecture Hall at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. The following night, Oct. 18 also at 7 p.m., the same venue will feature a screening of a documentary by Juneau filmmaker Greg Chaney: “the story of how the Juneau community stood in quiet defiance against the immoral internment of American citizens.” ...More

UA hopes survey will reveal true scope of sexual assault problem on campus

10-15-2014 | KTOO - Lori Klein, student conduct administrator at the University of Alaska Southeast, says the university is also looking at how to reach and engage students who aren’t on a campus. ...More

As part of investigation, feds will hear from UAS students about sexual assault

10-10-2014 | KTOO - “People can just drop in and talk to them about campus safety in general or specific circumstances that they’ve been involved in that they’d like to share with OCR,” Klein says. ...More

For UAS freshmen, lesson on sexual consent comes first

09-26-2014 | KTOO - The federal government updated guidelines this year requiring colleges to proactively combat sexual assault by talking to students about consent. This is how the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus delivered the message during freshman orientation. ...More

Local photographer Huff releases debut book, 'Last Road North'

09-18-2014 | Juneau Empire - These days, Huff is based out of Juneau, making photographs “here and there” and teaching photography and art appreciation at UAS. Upcoming shows include Portland this coming March and the Alaska Humanities Forum in Anchorage this May. ...More

Juneau asked, candidates answered

09-18-2014 | Juneau Empire - One school board and six assembly candidates participated in the Juneau Votes Forum on Wednesday afternoon at the University of Alaska Southeast to answer the questions that matter most to voters during October’s municipal elections. ...More

'Learning to Listen': Authors to discuss cultural assumptions in Alaskan literature

09-18-2014 | Juneau Empire - Friday's Evening at Egan presentation to feature Hayes and Simpson One discussion in particular, about the cultural assumptions non-Native writers may make in writing about Alaska Native people and culture, will be the topic of this Friday’s Evening at Egan presentation, “Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn: Cultural Appropriation in Alaskan Writing.” ...More

Feds investigate University of Alaska for how it deals with sexual assault

09-17-2014 | KTOO - O’Brien says the university welcomes the scrutiny and looks forward to the campus visit portion of the compliance review. In October, the office of Civil Rights will talk to students, community members, university faculty and staff at University of Alaska campuses in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Bethel. ...More

New UAS residence hall provides housing for about 100 freshmen

09-03-2014 | KTOO - About a hundred freshmen have settled into campus life at UAS’s new residence hall. The $14.3 million facility opened at the end of August. ...More

UAS names new A&S dean

08-17-2014 | Juneau Empire - Karen Schmitt, Ph.D., is returning to the University of Alaska Southeast in a new role as Dean of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs. “UAS is very fortunate to have the benefit of Karen Schmitt’s leadership once again” said UAS Provost Rick Caulfield in a news release. “She was widely respected by faculty and staff alike during her earlier tenure here, and she brings a dynamic and forward-looking perspective to her new role. ...More

Move-in day comes for new UAS residence hall

08-28-2014 | Juneau Empire - Both women chose UAS because of its small, friendly feel. Neither had heard a lot about the university but fell in love with it during campus visits. “I like small,” Cullers said. “When I heard about this, I was like, wow, perfect.” ...More

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

A professor, wearer of fancy hats, food bank creator and advocate honored

03-06-15 | Juneau Empire - Ernestine Hayes wants you to know that you have a story, and it’s a story worth hearing and that only you can tell. As a professor of English at the University of Alaska Southeast and a mentor to women at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, Hayes tries to reach out to the people who may not have a strong voice. She works closely with students of color, first-generation students, those who have grown up in poverty and those who have overcome great obstacles. ...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

UAS students crunch data for governor

03-06-15 | Juneau Empire - University of Alaska Southeast student Katie Jo Parrott thought she had through the end of April to crunch the numbers in a stack of a few hundred surveys for Gov. Bill Walker’s administration. At the beginning of his time in office, the governor put out a survey to the public and state workers asking for feedback on how to streamline state operations. Those results were rolling in. ...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


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