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News and Press Releases 2012

December 19, 2012

Search Narrowed to Three Finalists for UAS Ketchikan Director
Three finalists have been chosen by a UAS Ketchikan search committee for a new campus director.

November 12, 2012

One Campus One Book and Final Evening at Egan Presentation
Mr. Tetlichi is widely respected as an esteemed teacher, community healer, and tradition bearer, and is featured in the 2012 UAS One Campus One Book selection, "Being Caribou" by Karsten Heuer.

November 5, 2012

'Postcards from Tomorrow Square' with James & Deborah Fallows
James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and winner of the National Book Award. He will discuss his book, Postcards from Tomorrow Square, which covers China's economic explosion, environmental impact and the transition to democracy. Deborah Fallows is a linguist and China expert. She is the author of Dreaming in Chinese.

October 29, 2012

Evening at Egan Friday Fall Lecture Series, "What shall we do with our histories?”
Speaker Ernestine Hayes notes, "My talk asks listeners to consider history from a perspective that is unfamiliar and perhaps even somewhat uncomfortable. When we place ourselves in new contexts, our views may shift. When we look at history from a different point of view, we can also look at the present--and the future--with new understanding."

October 22, 2012

Evening at Egan Friday Fall Lecture Series, “UAS in Cuba: A Semester-long search for Che, Hemingway, el Papa’, and the Authentic Tourist”
Students who spent their Spring 2012 UAS Semester in the fascinating country of Cuba will share vignettes and photographs from the unique experience. Last spring a dozen UAS students travelled to Cuba with four faculty members to hone their Spanish language skills, study the country’s rich cultural history, witness the impact of tourism on the island’s life ways, and contemplate the legacy of the famous American author, Ernest Hemingway, who spent a third of his life living near Havana.

October 15, 2012

Juneau World Affairs Council Event: “China's Legal System: Prospects for Reform” with Alison Conner
Featuring Alison Conner, Professor of Law and director of international programs at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii

October 15, 2012

Evening at Egan Friday Fall Lecture Series, “What can the shifty fishes of Auke Creek tell us about adaptation to warming streams in Southeast Alaska?”
In collaboration with scientists from NOAA, UAS, UAF, and his students, Marine Biology faculty David Tallmon studies how sculpin and salmon in Auke Creek, Alaska, are adjusting and adapting to a changing environment. At the next Evening at Egan, Dr. Tallmon will describe projected future changes of stream conditions in Southeast Alaska.

October 1, 2012

Evening at Egan Friday Fall Lecture Series, “Big Arts in a Small Town”
Art, Kyle and Linda will talk about the audacity of creating large-scale productions in a small community and why it is important.

September 28, 2012

UA Board of Regents votes unanimously to approve UA’s Strategic Direction Initiative
SDI is designed to focus on continuous improvement, especially with respect to student success and service to students. The continual improvement is flexible and will refine the university system to reflect changes within students, the economy and the state climate. The goal of SDI is to affect change that will make the University of Alaska the “University of First Choice” for stakeholders.

September 24, 2012

Evening at Egan Friday Fall Lecture Series, Israel, the Occupied Territories, and Nonviolent Resistance
Skip Schiel will give a multi-media presentation illustrating the reality of the occupation and highlighting Palestinian and Israeli nonviolent responses.

September 17, 2012

Campus and Community Open House: Presentation of UAS Draft Master Plan
The Master Plan is developed based on criteria set by the UA Board of Regents, and makes recommendations for the physical development of the UAS campuses (Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka) over the next ten years.

September 17, 2012

Evening at Egan Friday Fall Lecture Series, Monitoring the Mendenhall Outburst Flood
Hood and Assistant Professor of Geophysics Jason Amundson will discuss the origins of the Suicide Basin outburst flood on the Mendenhall Glacier and present results from flood monitoring efforts on the glacier in the summer of 2012 and discuss future work aimed at better understanding this local natural hazard.

September 6, 2012

Evening at Egan Friday Fall Lecture Series, Sept. 14-Nov.16, 2012
The annual Evening at Egan Fall Lecture series at the University Southeast starts Friday September 14 with Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil author Ross Coen in the Egan Library at 7 p.m.

August 31, 2012

$50,000 Memorial Estate Gift to endow the UAS Dr. Alfred E. Widmark Alaska Native and Rural Center Support Fund
"It is clear that one of the most important factors driving student success is the student’s ability to find or create a home away from home on campus..."

August 27, 2012

First National Bank Alaska donates $26,000 in continued support for UAS’ “Getting Ready for College” program
For the sixth consecutive year, First National Bank Alaska has supported the Getting Ready for College program at the University of Alaska Southeast with a gift of $26,000

August 13, 2012

Original Ziegler Oil Painting Donated to Egan Library, UAS
"The Ford" is by one of Alaska’s most prolific artists, Eustace Paul Ziegler (1881-1969), donated in memory of the pioneer spirit of Joe and Bessie Thomas that helped pave the way for present-day Juneau.

August 10, 2012

UAS Fall Course Openings
Classes start Thursday, August 30, 2012. The Schools of Art and Sciences, Management and Career Education have room for more students in a variety of classes.

July 27, 2012

Dr. Priscilla Schulte appointed Interim Director, UAS Ketchikan Campus
A search for a fulltime Ketchikan Campus Director will be underway soon, coordinated by Provost Caulfield in conjunction with faculty, staff, and campus council members in Ketchikan.

June 14, 2012

UAS Hosts Literature and Environment Symposium
The off-year event has drawn more than 135 attendees from several countries and continents, including Africa and China. Environment, Culture & Place in a Rapidly Changing North focuses on “the North” and the transnational perspective of this paradox, as well as a range of concerns, from peak oil and climate change to traditional ecological knowledge and tourism.

May 30, 2012

Nelson Appointed Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management
In his new position, Mr. Nelson will be responsible for developing and implementing a student recruitment and retention plan as well as overseeing administrative units such as Admissions and Records and Financial Aid.

May 17, 2012

UAS School of Education Accreditation Renewal with NCATE
The official notification was in a letter to UAS dated May 15, 2012. “WELL DONE to you all for pulling together and producing a very successful result that is a credit to you, your students, and to those we serve,” said Provost Rick Caulfield. “Let’s keep moving forward to continue producing the best educators and educational leaders in Alaska!”

May 17, 2012

New Dean Appointed to Head School of Management
Blanchard has served as a faculty member since January 2011 and took over as interim dean in July 2011.

May 1, 2012

UAS Commencement 2012
The University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus holds its 41st annual commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. at the Charles Gamble Jr.-Donald Sperl Joint Use Facility, 12300 Mendenhall Loop Road (UAS Rec Center).

April 11, 2012

Coastal Temperate Rainforests Symposium, Apr 17-19
Integrating Science, Resource Management, and Communities, April 17-19, 2012, Juneau, Alaska.

March 19, 2012

Mar 23 - UAS Sound and Motion presents "Land Marks," a panel on cultural identity and place through theatre
Join theatre artists Marcus Gardley, Ishmael Hope, Flordelino Lagundino and Donna Walker-Kuhne in a conversation about the role of theatre in sustaining diverse communities and cultures.

March 2, 2012

University of Alaska Southeast Master Plan 2012: Community Open House, Tuesday March 6th, 3:30 p.m. Glacier View Room
The aim of these sessions is to identify key internal and external factors that are important to achieving campus planning objectives. The Master Plan looks at the physical elements of the campus, and recommendations will guide campus development for the next ten years. A campus Master Plan follows the campus Strategic Plan, which was completed in 2011.

February 20, 2012

Sound and Motion: Treasures from the State Film Library
This third annual festival of short vintage films and videos from the basement of the Alaska State Library Historical Collections has proven very popular with local audiences.

February 20, 2012

Juneau Icefield Lab, UAS Faculty Leads Fieldwork: Study on effects on food chain of fossil fuel remnants in glaciers
Dr. Eran Hood led the fieldwork at the Mendenhall and Herbert Glaciers where visiting scholar-scientists from throughout the Lower 48 sampled snow, ice melt, and glacier runoff. The organic carbon from these water and snow samples was isolated and carbon dated. “We analyzed its molecular chemical structure,” said Hood. “The carbon fingerprint we found indicated aerosols derived from the combustion of fossil fuels are an important source of organic matter on glacier surfaces and also in glacier outflow streams.”

January 30, 2012

Saturday Sessions with UAS Career Education
The free workshops kick off this Saturday February 4 with an overview of how to prepare your marine cooling system for Spring. Subsequent workshops cover diesel maintenance for pick-up trucks, changing a door threshold and getting a building permit.

January 27, 2012

Films on Most Fridays in February at UAS
February is Film Month for the Sound and Motion Series at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus. All events take place on Fridays at 7 p.m in the Egan Lecture Hall and are free to the public.

January 20, 2012

Cancelled: Tonight’s Sound and Motion Presentation
The University of Alaska Southeast is sorry to announce the cancellation of tonight’s presentation by researcher Jim Darling on whale songs. Unfortunately Mr. Darling is unable to arrive in Juneau due to backed up flights after Thursday’s winter storm that cancelled flights throughout the Northwest.

January 16, 2012

UAS Launches 3rd Annual Spring Arts at Egan Series with Whale Researcher Jim Darling
Darling will present on his research into humpback whale songs, including their structure and composition, similarities and differences across the North Pacific and what it all might mean.