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A University of Alaska Fairbanks assistant professor will study tiny animals and particles across the world’s oceans after receiving an award from the National Science Foundation. Andrew McDonnell, with the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, will also educate Alaskans about ocean sciences and what it means to be an oceanographer.

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Alaska Climate Science Center graduate fellow Joanna Young and 75 other women traveled in December to a place visited by few others — Antarctica. Young reached the southernmost continent with an expedition sponsored by Homeward Bound, a leadership initiative for women in science. “The trip itself was just stunning,” Young said. “It’s an incredibly remote, isolated and beautiful landscape.” She was … Continue reading Climate center fellow discovers ‘relentless optimism’ in Antarctica

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks Society of Physics Students has made a habit of exceeding expectations. So when club leaders asked famed physicist Lawrence Krauss to make a low-budget trip to speak in Fairbanks, perhaps it shouldn’t have been a surprise that he quickly snatched up the offer.

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The University of Alaska Museum of the North has planned a new series of presentations for the spring semester. The Museum Discovery Series features a different curator each month unveiling new discoveries based on research in the museum’s collections. The presentations will be held in the Museum Auditorium on Thursdays at 12 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the students named to the deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the fall 2016 semester. The lists recognize students’ outstanding academic achievements.

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Director hired for Matanuska Experiment Farm

Susanna Pearlstein has been hired as the new director for the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension center near Palmer. Pearlstein, a postdoctoral researcher based at the Environmental Protection Agency in Corvallis, Oregon, will start her new job April 3.

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There is excitement in the air on the first practice-run day for the Borealis Bistro, as tablecloths are arranged, silverware is wrapped in bundles and students don their serving aprons. In the back, food is being plated to perfection and drinking glasses are stacked in an orderly manner.

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