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With an impending nursing shortage, UAA’s School of Nursing steps up to the plate

In the United States, health care is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the country. According to the U.S. Department of Labor...

North Slope biologists make room for the loons

Loons are a boon for bioresearch. Much like the canary in the coalmine, the health of these top aquatic predators can translate to an...

How do sharks swallow?

I bet you haven’t thought much about that lately. After all, how would pondering this question ever help get you to the bottom of...

Collaborating to bridge the gap

Education is often viewed as the cornerstone to success, and education administrators often focus on ensuring middle and high school students graduate with diplomas...

Climate change enhances Arctic mosquito population

A new report from National Geographic magazine notes that blood-sucking mosquitos, the legendary bane of Arctic travelers, from caribou and reindeer to humans, are...

The case of the buried caribou tooth

At University of Alaska Anchorage, two students are on an interdisciplinary quest to unlock the anthropological and archaeological importance of caribou teeth.Yes, caribou teeth.Anthropology...

UAA professor finds potential market for wild Alaska salmon, in China

Qiujie “Angie” Zheng grew up in the coastal city of Tianjin, China, a place brimming with a rich selection of seafood. There, she could...

Alaska is center of the world for logistics professor and textbook author

For logistics professionals, the North isn’t an outpost. It’s the center of the world. Just ask Darren Prokop, a logistics professor at University of...

UAA mentorship program connects classroom and careers for student-workers

For some college students, campus jobs are convenient jobs, and not much else.But by adding a dose of intentional reflection and career planning, the...

Alaska WWAMI student found path to health career at UAA

Ten years ago, Sofia Infante was a high-schooler with a passionate interest in creating a career in health care.As a teen, she participated in...

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