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UAS Announces Fall Semester 2020 Safety Expectations for Students

— The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) announced last week it is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, employees, and visitors as the 2020-21 academic year begins. Since March 2020 UAS has adapted its learning environment to meet the health and safety concerns of COVID-19. As the new semester begins, UAS has modified classes and services to address the challenges of COVID-19. ...More

SHI, UAS debut new degree program with arts emphasis

— The University of Alaska Southeast, in partnership with Sealaska Heritage Institute, for the first time is offering a new Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis on Northwest Coast arts. The undergraduate program, recently unveiled in the UAS academic catalog for 2020-2021, includes a wide spectrum of classes—from tool-making to design, basketry, and weaving among others. ...More

A glacial dam near Juneau could burst any time

— Scientists, emergency managers and Juneau residents are bracing for an event at the Mendenhall Glacier that could flood a nearby lake and river again. The now-yearly phenomenon is caused by climate change. The important vocabulary word for this story is jökulhlaup — pronounced yo-KOOL-lahp — an Icelandic word for a glacial dam release or flood ...More

Press Releases

UAS Celebrates 2020 Faculty Honors

August 11, 2020

It is with great pride that the University of Alaska Southeast announces the recent promotions of our esteemed faculty, as well as the 2020 Faculty Excellence Awards.

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UAS and UAF Sign Alaska Advantage Agreement, Providing Dual Enrollment Opportunities for Alaska’s High School Students

August 7, 2020

Credits from these courses are accepted at both UAS and UAF and can be transferred to other institutions.

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Hecla Greens Creek and UAS Renew Pathway to Mining Careers Program with gift of $315,000

August 6, 2020

The gift supports the world-class workforce development program “Pathway to Mining Careers” with scholarship assistance to prepare Alaskans for key jobs in the mining industry, with an emphasis on mine mechanics specializing in underground equipment, that are vital to the overall economy of the state.

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2020 UAS One Campus, One Book Selection Announced: "If Our Bodies Could Talk: a Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body" by James Hamblin

August 6, 2020

In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of short-form videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health.

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UAS Prepares for Another Robust Year of Collaborative Programs with Community and University Partners

August 5, 2020

In a special meeting today, the University of Alaska Board of Regents (BOR) directed the president to work with chancellors and governance groups of all three universities to address financial challenges in a collaborative effort, while ensuring a “solid and high-quality foundation” to provide higher education programs and services vital to the State of Alaska.

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UAS Announces Fall Semester 2020 Safety Expectations for Students

July 30, 2020

As the new semester begins, UAS has modified classes and services to address the challenges of COVID-19

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Jackie Wilson Appointed UAS Dean of Students

July 29, 2020

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jackie Wilson as its new Dean of Students. She began working for UAS on June 29.

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