College of Engineering adds K-12 Coordinator

UAA’s College of Engineering has hired its first ever K-12 Coordinator, Vicki Nechodomu. She’ll serve as the chief liaison between the engineering college and...

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...

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...

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...

Final steps to Mile 0 of summer walk

FRANKLIN BLUFFS — I said goodbye to my final hiking partner today outside a van on the side of a gravel highway. For the...

Denali National Park: Three stories, 100 years

It’s been 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson established Mount McKinley National Park, now known as Denali National Park and Preserve, on Feb. 26,...

Wolves a defining part of Alaska landscape

The wolf tracks appeared as they always do, as a surprise.On a day between fall and winter, with the leaves fallen and browning but...

Jasmine Gil: ‘Science is my life’

One year after completing her degree in natural sciences at UAA, Jasmine Gil stands at a crossroads. What comes next?The signpost in one direction...

Daily respites during a summer-long walk

JIM RIVER — On this cobble bar north of the Arctic Circle, it is a fine day. The sky is a sheet of blue,...
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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