Drop, duck and cover: How to respond to future earthquakes

On the afternoon following the 7.9 earthquake, Natalia Ruppert from the Alaska Earthquake Center presented and answered questions about the earthquake through Facebook live.

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Board of Regents positions filled Gov. Frank Murkowski appointed Carl Marrs and Jeff Staser of Anchorage and Bob Martin of Juneau to the UA Board...
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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...

Contents under pressure: Campus suicide

It touches a nerve to consider that every year a certain number of students at institutions of higher education take their own lives. Success and failure are well defined for the average college student and it may be convenient to chalk up desperation to the latter.

UA Statewide Briefs

UAF helps Alaskans battle against marine debris Alaska has a reputation for clean waters and pristine vistas. But fishing nets, rope, totes, six-pack rings, bottles, drums, and myriad other trash - much of it plastic - litter many of Alaska's shores. It's a vexing mess made by both humans and nature.

UAA remains open despite volcanic eruption

UAA's campus remains open today, despite a volcanic eruption of Mt. Redoubt late Sunday night. After weeks of teasing, Redoubt began erupting at approximately 10:38 p.m. March 22. According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, Mt. Redoubt continued having eruptions over the course of the night and the total height of the eruption cloud is estimated to be 50,000 ft. Ash plumes are drifting north-northeast into the Susitna Valley according to the National Weather Service, with ash fall reported in Skwentna and the Chuitna area. UPD evacuated late night students and staff from all buildings outside of housing at around 1:00 a.m. last night as a precaution. Today campus remains open, operational and business as usual as it is not expected that Anchorage will experience much ash fall. For those traveling, Alaska Airlines has canceled 16 flights in and out of Anchorage to Bethel, Dead Horse, Kodiak, Nome, Kotzebue and Barrow. Flight cancellations can be tracked at http://twitter.com/alaskaair For up to date information on Mt. Redoubt follow the volcano on Twitter: http://twitter.com/alaska_avo

Final candidate for vice chancellor presents; chancellor to hire this month

Pat Shier has been serving as interim vice chancellor for Administrative Services at UAA since the previous Vice Chancellor, Bill Spindle, left for a position at Texas A&M University at San Antonio in 2016. Before assuming the role of Vice Chancellor, Shier was chief information officer at UAA.

Nurse shortage spurs reimbursement bill

There is a shortage of nurses in Alaska, and people like Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, are working to repair it. Sen. French's Senate Bill 8,...

Grad students kick off new year, new dean introduced

The graduate school continues to grow at an impressive speed. “Graduate studies are moving fast—you’ve come at a good time,” Chancellor Tom Case said. Associate Dean...

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Alaska student loan program expands            So far a running success, the Alaska student loan program is planned to expand into the Alaska Advantage program....

Alaska population declines for first time since late 1980s

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Alaska's population has declined by 2,629 people. According to estimates released by the Alaska Department of Labor...

Campus roads debated

Each day, 24,000 vehicles enter UAA through the intersection of Seawolf and Providence drives, according to research by DOWL Engineers. Authors of the Tudor Area...

Murkowski speaks with students at UAA

Following an afternoon Senatorial debate at the Deni’na Center on Oct. 26, incumbent Lisa Murkowski visited UAA’s student union for a brief meet-and-greet with...

Designed to delight

More than 700,000 books are on the move at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Library staff members are preparing for the big move to...

USUAA 2018 election: Candidate interviews

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UA Statewide Briefs

College starts early for Kenai students KENAI - Almost 150 high school seniors in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School are jumping at the advantages of JumpStart. The borough-subsidized program is providing students with a waiver that cuts the costs of college credits from $128 to $35.

UAA continues to combat teacher turnover in rural Alaska schools

Teacher turnover has averaged 20 percent in rural Alaska schools for nearly a decade

Compensation review finds faculty salary competitive, executive salary below market median

An analysis of the compensation in the UA system found that faculty and staff receive competitive salaries in comparison to the market median. Executives...

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica leaks prompt discussions about user privacy

Earlier this month, Facebook announced that a data firm had improperly collected information about nearly 87 million users, prompting a global debate around the...

Bringing in the Bystander program teaches sexual assault bystander ethics

The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) offers interesting and instructive trainings and workshops to promote the health and wellness of students here at...

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May 24 4:19 a.m. While on patrol on at UAA, an officer observed a subject sprawled out on the grass on the south side of...

Search for provost coming to a close

The search committee for UAA’s new provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs is coming to a close. In Dec. 2014 the former Provost...

UAA suspends chemistry degree program enrollment

Last month, the College of Arts and Sciences announced it will suspend the admission of new students into the chemistry degree program at UAA...

Students offer aid to Pakistanis

Pakistanis affected by the earthquake Oct. 8 are getting some aid from an unexpected source. Students from USUAA's Board of Cultural Awareness have begun a...

Abortion discussion comes to the table

For the second time in one year, UAA club Students for Life put on display their controversial images titled "Genocide Awareness Project". The images entailed large graphic pictures of what are meant to portray aborted fetuses, wars, and genocide. "We really want people to think seriously about the ramifications of abortion," SFL media director Gretchen Leaa said.

An alternative to Strategic Pathways

A new vision for the University of Alaska has been proposed by UAF neuroscience professor, Abel Bult-Ito. He calls it an alternative to the...

Sexual assault concerns still prevalent at UAA

April is sexual assault awareness month. Sexual assault is an issue UAA is still grappling with and has made headlines on KTVA Channel 11...

Mayor Dan Sullivan to speak at Morning with the Mayor Q&A session

Mayor Dan Sullivan will be speaking at the Morning with the Mayor event in the Student Union Wednesday Feb. 6. The event runs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sullivan will attend from roughly 11:30-12:30 p.m. to answer questions from students.

Instructor leads change, leaves behind legacy

Ed Peace, an instructor in UAA's automotive diesel program, died May 25 after an extended battle with lung cancer. Peace was 68. But for students and faculty, Peace's passing leaves behind a legacy far reaching and long lasting. Other faculty have said that Peace's passion for teaching and compassion for his students went far beyond the call of duty.