Predicting snow loads: How a UAA research team helping create safer structures

In Alaska during the late 1970s, there was a major effort to predict snow loads across the state which would help civil and structural...

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...
Kathryn Ohle, assistant professor of early childhood education, and her project partner Jennifer McKay, assistant professor in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, along with their student assistant Tia Shira (center), spent the summer curating book collections for newly graduated UAA teachers. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Hooking it up: UAA professors connect new teachers with classroom libraries

For new teachers, there are many challenges during their first year in the classroom. But before the first day of school bell even rings,...

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...
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...

New surgical technology program at UAA helps meet industry need

When Jerica Masangcay was a young girl, she would watch as caregivers took care of her grandmother, who suffered from pressure ulcers caused by...

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...

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...
Signs of the American beaver in Alaska: A cut poplar tree on the upper Tanana River and a dam on Phelan Creek near Isabel Pass in the Alaska Range. Ned Rozell photos.

Beavers slapping tails on far-north waters

Animals the size of Labrador retrievers are changing the face of Alaska, creating new ponds visible from space.“These guys leave a mark,” UAF ecologist...

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...

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