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...
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,...

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...

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...

Salmon is on the menu for Lake Clark’s wolves

Deep within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, staff at a remote ranger station on the north shore of Telaquana Lake noted something amiss....

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...

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...

A career in community service: School of Social Work professor Tracey Burke tackles food...

In Alaska, 102,670 residents, or 1 in 7 people, struggle with hunger. Of the 102,670, about 20 percent of those struggling to obtain a...

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...
Chum salmon returning in November to spawn in the Delta River where it meets the Tanana River, about 10 miles north of the town of Delta Junction. Ned Rozell photos.

Salmon complete 1,000-mile journey, and life

MOUTH OF THE DELTA RIVER — On a morning with biting air in the single digits Fahrenheit, this river smells like sulfur and is...

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