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How Sea Otters can Fight Climate Change

— Sea otters also play a singular role in supporting kelp forests ecosystems in the North Pacific. Few other animals eat as much relative to their weight or play such a pivotal role in maintaining their environment, says Brent Hughes, a marine ecologist studying coastal habitats at Sonoma State University in California. Now, scientists are studying how these marine mustelids may also be climate superheroes. Sea otters help ecosystems capture carbon from the atmosphere and store it as biomass and deep-sea detritus, preventing it from being converted back to carbon dioxide and contributing to climate change. ...More

Work underway on Tlingit canoe in Haines Junction

— As the pile of wood chips grows on the ground, the smell of cedar fills the air in a tent in Haines Junction. Alaskan Tlingit master carver Wayne Price and his apprentices are transforming a 450-year-old red cedar log into a nine-metre ocean-going dugout canoe, crafted in the traditional style. Price, a professor at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, taught himself how to carve the ancient canoes after studying surviving dugouts from the past. It has become his lifelong passion: this canoe is his 13th project. ...More

Back in session: How the UAS campus looks different this year

— [This past] Monday was the first day of the fall semester at the University of Alaska Southeast and operations look a little closer to normal this year. The University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau welcomed about 140 students at its new student orientation last week. The event was held in person this time instead of over Zoom, like last fall — where just dozens of students participated. Lori Klein is Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs at the school. She said they’re offering a mix of online and in-person courses, whereas most classes were online last year. ...More

Press Releases

UAS Named Hidden Gem in the Far West US Rankings for 2022

September 23, 2021

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has been named one of the Hidden Gem Colleges in the Far West US 2022 Rankings by website College Raptor

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UAS Evening at Egan Speaker Ben Reilly to present on Ranked Choice Voting September 24

September 21, 2021

"Ranked choice voting: what is it, how does it work, and will it change Alaskan politics?"

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UAS Celebrates PITAAS scholar Melissa Brooks-Johnson, Named Interim Superintendent for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District

September 17, 2021

UAS congratulates Melissa Brooks-Johnson on her recent appointment as Superintendent and for setting a great example of the value of earning an advanced degree to increase the impact one makes on student learning.

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UAS Evening at Egan Speaker Mischa Jackson to Present “Alaska Native Education: The Power of Acknowledgment,” September 17

September 14, 2021

The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan continues this Friday, September 17 at 7 pm with a virtual presentation by Mischa Jackson - Chookangee Tláa, Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at UAS.

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UAS Welcomes New Leaders in Alaska Native Studies, Equity & Compliance, and Education

September 14, 2021

The University of Alaska Southeast is pleased to welcome three new leaders this year.

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Evening at Egan Fall Lecture Series Begins this Friday, September 10 with marine biologist Heidi Pearson

September 9, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all 2021 Evening at Egan events will be offered virtually using Zoom

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UAS Celebrates 2021 Faculty Excellence, Promotions & Tenure

August 27, 2021

It is with great pride that the University of Alaska Southeast announces the recent promotions of our esteemed faculty, as well as the 2021 Faculty Excellence Awards. Please join UAS as we congratulate them.

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