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University of Alaska makes public pitch for help achieving $200 million fundraising goal

— Print articleReddit Increase Article Font Size Decrease Article Font Size University of Alaska leaders are going public with the hope of completing a first-of-its-kind $200 million fundraising effort for scholarships, research and other priorities. The “for Alaska” campaign officially kicked off March 25 but University of Alaska officials have already quietly raised approximately $135 million over the past five years toward their $200 million goal, according to UA Foundation President Tod Burnett. ...More

With language training, Alaska’s KTOO aims to ‘feel more like home’ for Indigenous listeners

— To X̱’unei Lance Twitchell, this phrase from the Native language Lingít speaks to the connection between the language and the land where the Tlingit people have historically lived. In a March 16 class for news staff, producers and managers at KTOO in Juneau, Alaska, Twitchell explained how the phrase informs his approach to teaching Lingít. ...More

Sitka team conducts necropsy on dead humpback

— Sitka’s marine mammal stranding network, including members from UAS Sitka, headed to Kruzof Island on Thursday (3-18-21) to conduct its first necropsy on a dead humpback whale in five years. They wanted to learn more about why the whale died. ...More

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UAS Honors Elizabeth Nelson of Ketchikan with Meritorious Service Award

April 7, 2021

Elizabeth’s leadership is guided above all by inclusivity and is fueled by an unwavering drive to bring new people into the fold

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UAS Honors Gordon Jackson at 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, April 30

April 5, 2021

This year UAS will honor Kaheenaak Gordon L. Jackson with a Meritorious Service Award, presented during the Juneau campus ceremony on Friday, April 30, for his contributions to rural education, health services, and economic development for Alaska Natives, particularly in his home region of Southeast Alaska.

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Adopted by Tlingit, Descended from Mohawk: How Learning Lingít Helped UBC Student Discover Her History and Strive for a Future of Reciprocal, Respectful Research

April 5, 2021

When the Tlingit community adopted UBC student Éedaa Heather Burge, she was brought in from the cold.

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Southeast High School Students to Showcase Ocean-based Research with UAS RASOR Program

April 1, 2021

Seven students from Metlakatla, Craig, Petersburg, Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe are finalizing the results their year-long ocean research projects.

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A Skier’s Perspective on the 2021 Iditarod Trail Invitational

March 26, 2021

Skiing the Invitational is not an affair rich in sleep

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Team from UAS leads local volunteers in whale necropsy effort near Sitka

March 19, 2021

The group spent about five and a half hours ... performing a necropsy, with a main goal to determine cause of death

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Melting glaciers could speed up carbon emissions into the atmosphere

March 16, 2021

The loss of glaciers worldwide enhances the breakdown of complex carbon molecules in rivers, potentially contributing further to climate change.

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