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Aviation English program lands at UAA A program designed to improve in-flight communication between crews will launch at UAA Community and Technical College CTC Aviation Technology Division spring semester. The new Aviation English Language program is being developed to respond to an international aviation industry's safety needs to improve language communication in the flight deck.

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Two chair positions appointed at UAF FAIRBANKS - UAF appointed veteran educators to fill two of its endowed faculty chair positions for the first time. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Joel Shurkin will serve as the Charles W. Snedden Chair in Journalism for this academic year.

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Spring class schedule is posted online The Spring 2008 class schedule is now on UAOnline. Printed schedules are planned for release on Nov. 2. Priority registration begins on Nov. 12, and regular registration begins on Nov. 19. Dean named on Alaska's Top Forty Under 40 A program recognizing the state's top professionals younger than age 40 awarded UAA Dean of Students Bruce Schultz as a top 40 under 40.

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Integrated Science Building gets its topping The University of Alaska Anchorage and Cornerstone Construction Company paused to celebrate progress on the Integrated Science Building with a "Topping Out" Ceremony Oct. 12 at the nearby Administration and Humanities Building.

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Chancellor apologizes on university's behalf The university is asking students, staff and faculty to forget a report it issued naming a student in an investigation of an alleged crime. "I respectfully request that the UAA campus disregard recent publicity about the citation," said Chancellor Fran Ulmer in a prepared statement Oct.

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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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Canadian biologist at UAS launches whale research JUNEAU - Whale biologist Jim Darling from British Columbia, Canada, visited Juneau in mid-September to help launch a new humpback whale research project with UAS biology students. Students will work with Darling and UAS Biology Faculty Beth Mathews to determine which whales spend time in Alaska and Hawaii.

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Preschoolers, college students share learning experience A new partnership is underway between the College of Education and Tanaina Child Development Center. According to a release...

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Updates on Alaska's state universities with a special look at what's new at UAA.

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Fossils, climate change and HIV/AIDS research are all making news at Alaska's universities.

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Former USUAA vice president Justice Brooks was convicted of assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief after he entered a "no contest" plea to the charges. The prosecution dismissed two other assault charges. Brooks entered his new plea June 22 and, at a June 28 hearing, his sentence was suspended and he was placed on three years' probation.

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UAA officials, community partners engage in 'active shooter' exercise to test response In response to the recent Virginia Tech shootings, officials of UAA, Alaska Pacific University, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage Police Department, Anchorage Fire Department and the Municipality of Anchorage Office of Emergency Management gathered on June 20 for a 3-hour exercise to discuss the would-be response to an active shooter on UAA's campus.

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UAA's CTC announces associate dean UAA Community and Technical College announced the appointment of Kristin Owens to the position of associate dean and term assistant professor. Kristin will officially start May 30. She will work during June with the interim associate dean, Sandra Cobb, for a smooth leadership transition.

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TNL wins 7 awards in statewide competition The Northern Light's staff members took home seven awards from the Alaska Press Club's annual awards banquet April 21, including a third-place award for best weekly newspaper in Alaska. It is the second consecutive year the newspaper has placed in the best weekly newspaper category.

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Technology does not help learning According to a federal study, going high-tech does not lead to higher math and reading scores. The study was released on the effectiveness of education technology for the Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, a form of research that's part of the Education Department.

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Vice chancellor follows Maimon to Illinois Executive vice chancellor for administrative services Gebeyehu Ejigu announced April 6 that he will be leaving his position at UAA to become the next executive vice president of administration and finance at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, this June.

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Polaris lecture series wraps up with discussions on Washington The Spring 2007 Polaris lecture series finished its season with guest lecturer Matthew Spalding on Thursday, March 29, in the Consortium Library. Spalding's lecture, "The Command of Our Own Fortunes: George Washington and the Challenge of Founding," addressed issues such as the founding of the United States and the influence of the nation's first president.

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Geomatics program receives grant The UAA School of Engineering Department of Geomatics was awarded a grant worth $548,000 from Trimble Navigation, a partner to UAA and a leader in up-to-date products and services. UA will provide an additional $289,786 to the program.

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Palin offers $500 million initiative for natural gas pipeline construction Gov. Sarah Palin announced a bill that would require the state of Alaska to give the builder of a natural gas pipeline $500 million to start the project. The developer would need to match that amount in order to cover engineering and environmental research.

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Chancellor fills two administrative positions Chancellor Maimon has recently appointed Director of Facilities Maintenance Chris Turletes as interim associate vice chancellor of Facilities and Campus Services. Turletes will be involved with planning and construction activities and environmental health and safety/risk management.

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UA marketing campaign wins national advertising awards The UA Reel World campaign has received top honors from the annual Admissions Marketing Report's Advertising Awards. More than 2,100 entries were received from over 1,200 colleges and universities across the U.

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Oil companies give $7 million to UA BP and ConocoPhillips announced a donation of $7 million to UA President Mark Hamilton at the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce. BP and ConocoPhillips have donated $29.5 million of charter-agreement gifts since 2000.

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Brooks' hearing postponed Following the arrest of former USUAA vice president Justice Brooks, his pre-indictment hearing continued on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Anchorage Courthouse. No plea is held at the first appearance. At the pre-indictment hearing, issues regarding charges are resolved and the judge reviews evidence to make sure there is enough evidence to warrant the charges.