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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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Maren Haavig Appointed Interim Vice Provost for the University of Alaska Southeast

July 9, 2020

Haavig has also served as Associate Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences. She continues as Associate Professor of Accounting.

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Dr. Karen Carey Appointed Interim Chancellor for the University of Alaska Southeast

July 9, 2020

Dr. Karen Carey has been appointed to serve as Interim Chancellor at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), located in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city.

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UAS Environmental Programs Ranked #3 in the Nation by Affordable Schools

July 8, 2020

Affordable Schools has placed the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) at #3 in its list of the 15 best affordable environmental studies Bachelor's degree programs of 2020.

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Romee McAdams Joins UAS as Coordinator for Equity and Compliance

June 30, 2020

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Romee McAdams as its new Coordinator for Equity and Compliance.

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Dr. Paul Kraft Named New UAS Sitka Campus Director

June 30, 2020

The University of Alaska Southeast is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Kraft has been selected as the new campus director for the UAS Sitka Campus.

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UAS Northwest Coast Arts: Ancient Art Forms Meet Modern Technology

June 26, 2020

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Northwest Coast Arts program hosted its first Online Northwest Coast Woolen Weaving course and Online Northwest Coast Basketry course this spring.

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UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield Honored with Emeritus Designation, Retiring After 35 Years of Service to the University of Alaska

June 30, 2020

During the Juneau celebration, the title of Chancellor Emeritus was bestowed upon Dr. Rick Caulfield by UA President Jim Johnsen. This is a prestigious honor which celebrates Chancellor Caulfield’s continuous meritorious service as an educator and as a leader for UAS and the University of Alaska as a whole.

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UAS Celebrates Student Success Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists - Spring 2020 Semester

June 26, 2020

UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield, Dean Tom Thornton of the School of Arts & Sciences, Dean Pete Traxler of the School of Career and Technical Education, and Executive Dean Steve Atwater of the Alaska College of Education are proud to recognize students for their scholarly achievements.

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Ryan Sand Joins UAS as Emergency Management Planner

May 18, 2020

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Sand as its new Emergency Management Planner.

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University of Alaska Southeast is Newest Member of Interstate Passport Network, Third Regional University in Alaska to join National Initiative

June 2, 2020

The University of Alaska Southeast is the 42nd higher education institution in the country to join the Interstate Passport Network.

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UAS Professor Dr. Konrad Meister Secures Grants for Research on Cryopreservation

May 18, 2020

In January 2020 chemistry professor Dr. Konrad Meister joined the faculty in the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), and since that time he has secured 2 equipment grants from the UAF Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) program and INBRE -- the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

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New Study Highlights Findings and Predictions for Juneau Glacial Outburst Flood

June 1, 2020

A Frontiers in Earth Science paper explores the evolving dynamics of Suicide Basin, a glacier-dammed lake in Juneau that releases annual outburst floods, causing inundation and erosion in the Mendenhall Valley.

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UAS Programs Continue as Regents Study Possible Merger

June 18, 2020

The UA Board of Regents met June 4-5 to discuss the budget challenges of the University of Alaska system.

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