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...

Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

NEW YORK — DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at the...

When Jerry Brown came to Nome

A few Alaska researchers recently accepted a surprise assignment of giving Jerry Brown a tour of the Seward Peninsula.The California governor was stopping in...

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...

Algae’s athletic role in glacier melt

Life exists everywhere you look. Even on glacier ice, home to inch-long worms, snow fleas, bacteria and algae.When gathered by the millions on the...

Hike across Alaska ends with after-dinner bear

A few days ago, Cora the dog and I walked across a footbridge spanning a natural moat flowing through northern tundra plants. There, we...

Aspiring nurses get networking, skills head-start at RRANN camp

She’s lived all over Alaska — Barrow, Metlakatla, Dutch Harbor, Anchorage — and plans to travel to the Lower 48 to begin her college...

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...

Counting sheep in the Chugach Mountains

As a wildlife field technician, Luke Metherell combines job, hobby and homework on weeklong backpacking trips in the mountains.A biology student at University of...
As the busiest commercial and fishing port on the Bering Sea, Dutch Harbor can expect a significant increase in invasive species as the region's water warms (Image by M. Reimer).

Preparing for invasive species in the Bering Sea

Invasive species have devastated marine ecosystems in the Lower 48 but, thanks to its icy waters, the Bering Sea has been largely unaffected. So...

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