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Associate Professor of Anthropology Erica Hill attended the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) in Honolulu, Hawaii in March, where she presented a paper and participated in the Publications Committee meeting.

Ten undergraduate students gave talks or presented posters on their work with the guidance of faculty mentors on the Juneau campus April 16.  Disciplines represented included writing, ethnohistory, marine biology, photography, psychology, environmental science, and drawing at the 2013 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URECA) Symposium. 

The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station has partnered with the Forest Service’s Alaska Region, UAS, and the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA) to collaboratively manage the Héen Latinee Experimental Forest near Juneau. The new offices are based on the UAS campus. The Héen Latinee (heen la-tee’-nee) Experimental Forest is located within the Tongass National Forest and was established in 2009 to support research on how coastal temperate rain forests function. The name of Héen Latinee, means “River Watcher” in the Tlingit language. The Pacific Northwest Research Station headquartered in Portland, OR generates and communicates scientific knowledge that helps people make informed choices about natural resources and the environment. The station has 11 laboratories and centers located in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington and about 390 employees.


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