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News and Press Releases 2022

December 15, 2022

Whales could be a valuable carbon sink, say scientists
Nature-based solutions to fight climate change take a holistic approach that promotes biodiversity and ecosystem preservation.

November 28, 2022

UAS hosts Anti-War Poetry Event and Film Screening of "Sir! No Sir!" in conjunction with Waging Peace in Vietnam exhibit
Next Friday UAS will host a symposium and closing reception for the exhibit, although it will remain on display in the UAS Egan Library through Friday, December 15.

November 18, 2022

UAS Professor X’unei Lance Twitchell Nominated for Emmy Award for his work on Molly of Denali
Twitchell is a writer and advisor for the animated PBS Kids program, nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy® Awards, to be presented December 10.

November 16, 2022

New Natural Sciences Building for UAS is Underway
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Auke Bay Integrated Science Building (ABISB) aims to create a new home for teaching and research associated with UAS’ distinctive marine-oriented environmental and interdisciplinary science programs.

November 14, 2022

UAS Evening at Egan to present a UAS Creative Showcase for final lecture of the season, November 18
The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan wraps up this Friday, November 18 at 7 pm with a presentation by UAS Art, Theatre, and Writing faculty.

November 7, 2022

2022 UAS Faculty & Staff Excellence
At the end of spring semester 2022 UAS honored faculty at an event hosted by the Office of the Provost.

November 7, 2022

UAS to host Waging Peace in Vietnam exhibits and events, November 11-December 15
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will host two exhibits related to the Vietnam war: “Waging Peace in Vietnam: US Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War” and “My Lai: A Massacre Took 504 Souls and Shook the World.”

November 4, 2022

Juneau Events Showcase Music on the Science of Climate Change
University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists have teamed up with the Juneau Composers Consortium and Con Brio Chamber Series for a unique program of original musical works that interpret climate research.

October 24, 2022

UAS Evening at Egan Speaker UAS Evening at Egan Speaker Alexis Bunten, Ph.D. to present “Lessons from Indigenous Tourism for a Regenerative Future” on Friday, October 28
The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan continues this Friday, October 28 at 7 pm with a presentation by Alexis Bunten, author and expert on Indigenous-led economic development, organizational decolonization, and cross-cultural communications.

October 21, 2022

UAS Education Faculty Angela Lunda Successfully Defends Dissertation on Cultural Identity Development
Lunda’s dissertation, titled, “I’m a killer whale: The process of cultural identity development from the perspectives of young Indigenous children,” was presented September 14.

October 11, 2022

UAS Service Event Collects 2 Tons of Seaweed for Local Community Gardens
This opportunity was organized as part of the UAS One Campus, One Book program

October 7, 2022

Indigenous Peoples’ Day at UAS, October 10
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day with activities centered around the theme “Has Du Ítx̱ Yaa Ntoo.át Haa Shuká Aa Hás ‘Our Journey Forward.’”

October 6, 2022

UAS Evening at Egan Speaker Logan Berner to present “Watching a warming Arctic from space” on Friday, October 7
The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan continues this Friday, October 7 at 7 pm with presentation by Logan Berner, PhD, a boreal forest and Arctic tundra ecosystems researcher.

October 6, 2022

Alaska’s collegiate Esports athletes to showcase talents, programs in exhibition
The University of Alaska Southeast Blue Tails will take on the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks in an exhibition series to introduce the newest competitive team sport within the University of Alaska system. The event starts Saturday, October 8 at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast live on UAF’s Twitch Channel.

September 19, 2022

Nathan Bodenstadt Appointed UAS Dean of Students
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan Bodenstadt as its new Dean of Students. As Dean of Students, Bodenstadt oversees the departments of Campus Life, including Residence Life, the Recreation Center, Counseling, the Health Clinic, Student Activities, the Native & Rural Student Center and more.

September 12, 2022

UAS to receive $2.3 Million dollars to support Mariculture workforce development
On September 2nd President Biden announced the 21 winners of the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, this includes $49 million for Southeast Conference and the Alaska Mariculture Cluster, of which, UAS will receive $2.3 Million to support its growing mariculture program and workforce development in this emerging industry.

September 8, 2022

UAS Evening at Egan Fall Lecture Series Begins September 9 with Fulbright Scholar Professor Mashrur Shahid Hossain
The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan kicks off this Friday, September 9 at 7 pm with a virtual presentation, “The Art of Comparison: Exploring Comparative Literature” by Professor Mashrur Shahid Hossain.

August 31, 2022

University of Alaska Southeast: One Campus, One Book 2022
The 2022-23 UAS One Campus, One Book selection is Eat Like a Fish: My adventures as a fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer by Bren Smith.

August 29, 2022

UAS Professor Emily Wall to be featured at the Juneau Public Library’s event “Birth Stories and Poetry Reading,” September 4
Wall will be reading from her new book Breaking Into Air. At the event, local parents will be sharing their experiences with birth. This will be followed by Emily Wall’s readings of her original poems inspired by their stories.

August 25, 2022

University of Alaska Southeast and UAA Collaborate on Project LEAF -- Literacy Equity for Alaskan Families
Dr. Lisa Richardson, coordinator of the UAS Reading Specialist Master of Education Program to partner with UAA faculty on this federal grant to support teacher professional learning and graduate work

August 15, 2022

Ketchikan Educator Wins SHI's "Teacher of Distinction" Award
Honor given during SHI’s 2022 Culturally Responsive Education Conference

July 20, 2022

UAS Celebrates Student Success
Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists – Spring 2022 Semester

July 11, 2022

New Report Highlights Climate Impacts and Community Response
Today, the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC) at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) released a comprehensive report on the impacts and response to climate change in Juneau titled, Juneau’s Changing Climate and Community Response.

July 11, 2022

Dashiell Hillgartner Appointed Director of Admissions for the University of Alaska Southeast
He most recently held the position of Academic Exchange & Study Away Coordinator at UAS

July 7, 2022

UAS and National Student Exchange Recognize the Accomplishments of Ricardo Medina-Soler
"Medina-Sole took full advantage of his NSE experience and benefited personally, academically, and professionally.”

June 27, 2022

UAS to offer free Alaska Native Language classes this fall
UAS will also offer a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies starting this fall

June 9, 2022

Dr. David Tallmon of University of Alaska Southeast Receives Fulbright Award for 2022-2023
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce that Dr. David Tallmon, Professor of Biology, has received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for his work in “Population Genetics: Identifying the Genetic Basis of Pink Salmon Adaptation Using Population Genomics” for the 2022-2023 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

May 16, 2022

Outdoor Studies Expedition: Sea Kayaking in Glacier Bay
The group saw multiple large terrestrial animals like brown and black bears, moose, mountain goats, and wolves, as well as a variety of birds.

April 20, 2022

UAS Honors Beth Kerttula with Honorary Doctorate of Laws at 2022 Commencement Ceremony
Kerttula will receive her award at the UAS Juneau Commencement Ceremony on May 1

April 11, 2022

UAS Honors Dr. Elliot Bruhl of Sitka with Meritorious Service Award
Meritorious Service Awards are awarded for public and volunteer service to the university or a local community.

April 8, 2022

UAS Honors David Kiffer with Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at 2022 Commencement Ceremony
Honorary degrees are bestowed on individuals who exemplify a significant and lasting contribution to the university, to the State of Alaska, or to the individual’s discipline or profession.

March 21, 2022

Dannielle Carlson hired as UAS Alaska Native Student Success Specialist
Ms. Carlson brings exceptional experience to this role. “My personal background as a first generation, rural, Alaska Native university student at UAS has greatly contributed to my six years of success in my previous position as the Rural Admissions Counselor.

March 21, 2022

University of Alaska Southeast names Dr. Maren Haavig as Provost
Following a nationwide search, Dr. Maren Haavig has been appointed Provost and Dean of Research and Sponsored Programs for the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS).

March 17, 2022

UAS Egan Library Selected for Competitive Federal Humanities Grant
$10,000 Grant Will Help the Library Recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 8, 2022

UAS Designated as 2022-2023 Military Friendly School Gold Status
To receive the Gold distinction, selected schools are within 10% of 10th-ranked organizations.

February 8, 2022

UAS announces 2022 Undergraduate Student Awards for Research and Creative Activity
We are pleased to announce the winners along with brief information from their project summaries.

February 7, 2022

University of Alaska Announces Mariculture Conference, Mariculture for Alaska’s Future: Status, Challenges and Opportunities
The conference will bring together mariculture stakeholders, including practitioners, regulators, policymakers, scientists and others from Alaska.

February 7, 2022

Hecla Greens Creek Invests $300,000 in UAS Environmental Science Program
"Safeguarding the environment through responsible mining is a fundamental principle of how we [Hecla Greens Creek] operate"

January 26, 2022

Antifreeze Proteins to the Rescue!
Natural Cryoprotectants enable improved Cold-Storage of Red Blood Cells

January 19, 2022

UAS Celebrates Student Success
Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists – Fall 2021 Semester