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...
A UAA School of Nursing cohort at the Kodiak Outreach Site take a minute for a class a picture. Photo courtesy of Margaret Draskovich.

From associate to bachelor’s: How UAA’s School of Nursing is answering Kodiak’s health care...

In 1977, Margie Mete was a young nurse who had recently graduated with her nursing diploma. Like many young nurses of her time, she...
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...

Scientists seek US backcountry skiers to measure snowpack

ANCHORAGE — America's space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick.NASA's earth science arm is funding...
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,...

Dog partner enhances hike across Alaska

I suspected my brief dogless period was coming to an end when my wife and daughter were looking at puppies on the Internet.We had...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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