RED ZONE: A beginner’s guide to self defense

When it comes to sexual assault and rape, knowing how to defend yourself can be extremely helpful. There are many different tactics and techniques...

Recent changes to public transit create challenges for students

The four major roads the People Mover travels on have reduced wait times to 15 minutes. However, for some students at UAA, the changes have negatively affected how they get around Anchorage.

One bill to give, One bill to take

UA students who rely on state loans to fi nance their education may soon fi nd they no longer have a credit rating high enough to obtain them. The fi nancial crisis has begun to bear down on Alaska and some state legislatures are suggesting state money go only to credit-worthy applicants.

Deployed troops face health risks through waste disposal process

When operating in a desert landscape, the military faces many problems in the safe disposal of wastes. At the moment, the concern is that...

UAA gets tuition increases, UAS and UAF get new programs

The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved tuition increases and gave the stamp of approval to several new degree and certificate programs at a two-day meeting in the Gorsuch Commons last week. According to the board's reports, statewide system president Mark Hamilton recommended two years of 5 percent tuition increases.

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UAF Professor receives 2008 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence Fairbanks - Judith Kleinfeld, psychology professor, director of the national Boys Project and co-director of the Northern Studies program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is this year's recipient of the University of Alaska Foundation's prestigious Edith R.

UAA health care option changes to be decided

Health care options are not just a hot button issue nationally. At this university, possible changes effecting employee health care are on the docket.

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UA professors awarded research grant Dr. Sharman Haley and Lisa Schwarzburg of the Institute of the Social and Economic Research and Public Administration Department recently...

Promoting university a top priority for new vice chancellor

The new vice chancellor for university advancement, Steve Lindbeck, will lead the Advancement Office’s promotion of the university this upcoming school year, with Green...

Japanese disaster leaves UAA grad student missing

UAA’s relationship with Japan extends beyond the Pacific plate boundary. According to Theodore Kassier, Director of the Office of International Affairs (OIA), UAA has...

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Professor gets $225,000 to study frog brains Biology professor Jocelyn Krebs was recently awarded a $225,000 three-year research grant titled, "Role of the Williams Syndrome Transcription Factor in Xenopus neural development." Patients with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, have characteristic "elfin" features, overly social personalities, learning deficits and visual-spatial impairments.

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Kenai college heads Web classes KENAI - What do two soldiers serving in Iraq, a young Alaskan woman visiting Germany and residents from Kodiak, Emmonak, Nome, Aniak, Juneau, Sitka and several North Slope and Cook Inlet platform employees have in common? They have all taken KPC's online chemistry class co-taught by adjunct professors Bob Amundson and Susan Mircovich and KPC full-time professor Andy Veh.
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UAA nursing students to host community fair, “Swear to Care,” tomorrow

Senior nursing students from UAA’s School of Nursing are culminating a seven-week intensive capstone project this Saturday from noon-6 p.m. at Town Square Park...

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State compiles list of specialized relief assets The Alaska Division of Emergency Services has begun compiling a list of their capabilities and specialized equipment that...

Youth convention gives student chance to mingle with GOP

With Alaska in the national spotlight thanks to Gov. Sarah Palin, one UAA student managed to make it to the Republican National Convention, even if they didn't nab a vice-presidential nomination. Andrew Parks, a senior philosophy major with a minor in political science, attended events at the conference in Minneapolis-Saint Paul last week.

Suspects cause disturbance at Providence, prompt UPD involvement

Just before 11 p.m. last night, two suspects were asked to leave Providence Hospital and, after refusing to leave, were escorted from the building by a private security staff.

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Recording industry targets LAN file sharing on college campuses University of Hawaii Think twice before believing students get away with file sharing over internal campus networks...

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One too many Sunday, July 10 12:23 a.m. – While on patrol at Bragaw Street, an officer observed a male riding a bicycle in the middle...

Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Alaskan student

Learn to spot symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder and get the most of Alaska's winter.

Tuition Increase: How did it happen?

Tuition rises five percent starting Fall 2016 semester — up 26 percent from 2011.

Completed goals checked off, new goals formed by USUAA

Representative Reports Club Council Engineers Without Borders was recognized as a new club at Club Council’s meeting last week. Greek Council ...

UA regents discuss proposed budget for 2019

The proposed budget plan for 2019 includes an increase of nearly $25 million, up from 2018

RED ZONE: Mandatory sex discrimination training due on Halloween

Degree-seeking, residential and exchange students are required to complete a Title IX discrimination prevention training by the end of the month.

Updates to dental clinic will provide better education

UAA's dental clinic is undergoing some major renovations this summer. If all goes according to plan, the updates should be ready by the fall semester, when students and the community will reap the benefits of a $3.5 million remodel over 20 years in the making.

Alaska, No. 1 for brain injuries

According to the Alaska Brain Injury Network, or ABIN, Alaska ranks No. 1 in the nation for recorded brain injuries but lacks proper treatment...

“Chat with the Chancellor” offers students chance to have voices heard

Last Thursday, USUAA hosted “Chat with the Chancellor,” an event that allowed students to directly ask questions to UAA Chancellor Tom Case and other faculty. The event was created as a way for students to gather firsthand information from the University.

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Prop 8 protests rage on In Sacramento, Calif., the largest crowd yet gathered at the State Capitol for the fi fth day in a row protesting the recent rulings of Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state. Prop 8 has brought together over 5,000 activists who have gathered in front of the Capitol to protest the rulings and to voice their anger for the ruling.

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August 10 Words carry weight 11:38 a.m. – A housing guest called expressing concern for a companion that had left the apartment after making suicidal statements....

Study: 1 in 7 Alaskans are uninsured

Health care in the Last Frontier, like most things, is not cheap. And because of the high costs of medical services it's not for...

Surviving a tsunami means planning now

Nestled along the ring of fire, with a larger coastline than any other state, Alaska has the greatest tsunami potential in the United States. Elena...