Events – UAF news and information http://news.uaf.edu UAF news and information Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:36:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Troth Yeddha’ Run for the Park will be Sept. 10 http://news.uaf.edu/fifth-annual-troth-yeddha-run-for-the-park-slated-for-11-a-m-on-sept-10th/ http://news.uaf.edu/fifth-annual-troth-yeddha-run-for-the-park-slated-for-11-a-m-on-sept-10th/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:33:16 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=66968 People from all walks of life can go the distance to help raise awareness for Troth Yeddha’ Park, a green space that celebrates Alaska Native culture.

The Fifth Annual Troth Yeddha’ Run for the Park will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the green space located be between the Museum of the North and the Reichardt Building on UAF campus.
Runners start the Troth Yeddha’ Run for the Park. This year’s run will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at the park, a green space between the University of Alaska Museum of the North and the Reichardt Building on the Fairbanks campus.

The Fifth Annual Troth Yeddha’ Run for the Park will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at the green space located between the University of Alaska Museum of the North and the Reichardt Building on the Fairbanks campus. The 5K event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education and the UAF College of Rural and Community Development.

Registration costs $20, a donation to the Troth Yeddha’ Legacy Initiative, but it’s free to university students with a UA ID. Runners may register by mail at Beaver Sports or at the vice chancellor’s office on the fourth floor of UAF’s Brooks Building.

Centuries before it became home to an institution of higher learning, the ridge that now is home to UAF was known as Troth Yeddha’ by the Lower Tanana Athabascans. Translated into English, Troth Yeddha’ means “wild potato ridge.”

Troth Yeddha’ Park commemorates the Alaska Natives who came to the hill to share traditional knowledge and harvest nearby wild potatoes. The park brings together people from all walks of life and honors the wisdom of indigenous knowledge.

For more information, contact Izzy Martinez at 907-474-5860.

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Second auditions to be held for ‘Bodies of Water’ by Adrina Knutson http://news.uaf.edu/auditions-being-held-for-adrina-knutsons-short-film-bodies-of-water/ http://news.uaf.edu/auditions-being-held-for-adrina-knutsons-short-film-bodies-of-water/#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:17:58 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=67392 A second round of auditions for parts in a short independent film, “Bodies of Water,” will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 4-8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Complex.

The UAF Theatre and Film Department will produce the film this fall from a screenplay written by UAF alumna Adrina Knutson. Assistant Professor Maya Salganek will direct.

“Bodies of Water” explores loss, grief, guilt and the confrontation of fear. The story follows Leona, a young woman who fails to prevent the drowning death of her sister, Willow. After running away from home, Leona is haunted by her developing fear of water. She becomes involved with a vaudevillian performance troupe, through which she confronts her darkest fears.

Knutson wrote the screenplay during her final semester at UAF. She was tragically killed in a car accident in Tanzania while working on a film project in 2012. Faculty, students, alumni and Adrina’s family are collaborating to produce the film in her memory.

Actors interested in auditioning should register online for a time or sign up at the department offices in the Fine Arts Complex. Additional information about the film can be found on the auditions website or by calling 907-474-6590.

Callbacks for auditions will take place on Sept. 1 from 6-9 p.m. in the Fine Arts Complex.

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UAF orientation to welcome new students http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-orientation-welcome-new-students/ http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-orientation-welcome-new-students/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:50:26 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=67430 The University of Alaska Fairbanks will welcome hundreds of new students at the kickoff of new-student orientation activities this week.

Orientation runs Thursday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 28, and will include workshops and activities for new students and their families, as well as opportunities for students to connect with the Fairbanks community. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 29.

Campus residence halls will open for students to begin moving in at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Student move-in includes the Rev It Up event in the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland complex from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is designed to be a one-stop resource for incoming freshmen but is open to any student. Representatives from university departments will provide information on academics, student services and campus life. Residence Life staff members, community volunteers and UAF staffers will be there to help students move into their new homes.

Students can check in for orientation at Rev It Up or at the information table at the Wood Center front desk from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday’s activities will include campus tours and seminars, with a welcome barbecue from 5-7 p.m. at Wood Center. The orientation kickoff pep rally will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Patty Center. Highlights of the four-day event include workshops on a variety of topics, nightly recreation activities, a Chena River float, a Pokemon Go scavenger hunt, a special late-night shopping event at West Fairbanks Fred Meyer and a mixer for family members at The Pub on Thursday evening. A full schedule of events, as well as information on how to register for orientation, is available online at www.uaf.edu/orientation.

CONTACT: Ronnie Houchin, new student orientation coordinator, at 907-474-1103, 812-322-5599 or rshouchin@alaska.edu.

ON THE WEB: http://www.uaf.edu/orientation/

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Museum to simulcast artist talk http://news.uaf.edu/john-luther-adams/ http://news.uaf.edu/john-luther-adams/#respond Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:50:19 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=67376 Composer John Luther Adams in his installation The Place Where You Go to Listen at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.A talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams will be broadcast live on Friday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.]]> Composer John Luther Adams in his installation The Place Where You Go to Listen at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.
<i>Photo courtesy of UAMN</i><br>Composer John Luther Adams contemplates his installation, "The Place Where You Go to Listen," at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in 2006.
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Composer John Luther Adams contemplates his installation, “The Place Where You Go to Listen,” at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in 2006.

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams will be back in the state in September with a series of public events in Anchorage planned by the Alaska Humanities Forum as part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative . His talk on Friday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. will be broadcast live at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.

The Fairbanks community is invited to attend the event in the museum auditorium and tour Adams’ installation, “The Place Where You Go to Listen,” before it closes for a few weeks for upgrades. Adams will travel next to Fairbanks to oversee the improvements to the popular exhibit made possible by a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation.

The talk, “Music in the Anthropocene,” will also be available online. The audience will be able to participate and ask questions.

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Open house at HAARP planned http://news.uaf.edu/67134-2/ http://news.uaf.edu/67134-2/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:13:33 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=67134 Photo by Christopher Fallen. The HAARP research facility in Gakona, Alaska, with Mt. Drum in the background.UAF’s Geophysical Institute is planning a special public lecture and open house at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program research facility.]]> Photo by Christopher Fallen. The HAARP research facility in Gakona, Alaska, with Mt. Drum in the background.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute is planning a special public lecture and open house at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program research facility later this month.

<i>Photo by Christopher Fallen</i><br>The HAARP research facility in Gakona, Alaska, with Mount Sanford in the background.
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The HAARP research facility in Gakona, Alaska, with Mount Sanford in the background.

The lecture will be Friday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park Visitor Center auditorium, 106.8-mile Richardson Highway, 10 miles south of Glennallen. The lecture is titled “Radio modification of the ionosphere and who uses this HAARP thing anyway?” It is presented in partnership with the Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment and is aimed at ages 15 and up.

The open house will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the HAARP Research Site,  11.3-mile Tok Cutoff, Gakona, Alaska. HAARP is approximately 240 miles from Fairbanks.

The open house features tours of the facility as well as talks and interactive displays covering a variety of geophysical processes, including aurora, permafrost and space weather. A mobile planetarium and unmanned aerial vehicles will be on site, and food will be provided. This event is suitable for all ages. Both events are free and open to the public.

Operation of the HAARP research facility, including the world’s most capable high-frequency transmitter for study of the ionosphere, was transferred from the U.S. Air Force to UAF on Aug. 15, 2015.

Download a poster for the open house.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Sue Mitchell, 907-474-5823, sue.mitchell@alaska.edu

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Sotomayor highlights final week of Summer Sessions events http://news.uaf.edu/sotomayor-highlights-final-week-of-summer-sessions-events/ http://news.uaf.edu/sotomayor-highlights-final-week-of-summer-sessions-events/#respond Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:45:25 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=67105 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning is wrapping up its summer series of free lectures, concerts and other events this week. Here is what’s happening during the week of Aug. 13-19:

• On Sunday, Aug. 14, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak at a free public event, “A conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor.” She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2009 and is the first Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court justice. The event will be at 4 p.m. at the Davis Concert Hall.

• On Tuesday, Aug. 16, the Healthy Living lecture series will conclude with Sanya Krenzelok, of Life Center Northwest, discussing “Saving and healing lives through organ donation.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.

For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.

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Museum shows how scientists build with biology http://news.uaf.edu/building-with-biology-at-museum/ http://news.uaf.edu/building-with-biology-at-museum/#respond Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:33:29 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=67059 UAF scientists Elizabeth Allman (left) and Kristin O’Brien demonstrate cell DNA extraction in a lab on campus. Photo courtesy Elizabeth AllmanThe University of Alaska Museum of the North is offering a Building with Biology event on Saturday, Aug. 20, from noon-3 p.m. Participants can discover how biologists solve problems using genetics, biology and engineering. ]]> UAF scientists Elizabeth Allman (left) and Kristin O’Brien demonstrate cell DNA extraction in a lab on campus. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Allman

BwB_Ad1_Vert_ReadyToPrintThe University of Alaska Museum of the North is offering a Building with Biology event from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. Participants can discover how biologists solve problems using genetics, biology and engineering. There will be scientists and other experts on hand to offer demonstrations and answer questions about synthetic biology.

The event is funded by the National Science Foundation. No registration is required. All activities are included with museum admission.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: Jennifer Arseneau, education and public programs manager, 907-474-6948 or via email at j.arseneau@alaska.edu.

ON THE WEB:  www.uaf.edu/museum/education/kids-families/buildingwithbio

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Week’s events: portrait painting, immunizations, owls, bluegrass http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-portrait-painting-immunizations-owls-bluegrass/ http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-portrait-painting-immunizations-owls-bluegrass/#respond Fri, 05 Aug 2016 19:39:25 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=66983 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning is hosting more than 40 free lectures, concerts and other events this summer. Here is what’s happening during the week ahead:

• On Monday, Aug. 8, the Magical Mondays hands-on learning series will present Todd Sherman, the dean of UAF’s College of Liberal Arts and a professor of art, leading real-time portrait painting. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium.

• On Tuesday, Aug. 9, the Healthy Living lecture series will feature nurse consultant Shelly Foint Anderson and public health nurse Jenny Davis discussing “Immunizations across the lifespan.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.

• On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the Discover Alaska series will present David Russell, senior lecturer in zoology at Miami University of Ohio, on “Owl-la-Carte: A recipe for boreal own nesting success.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.

• On Thursday, Aug. 11, the Music in the Garden concert series will host the ET Barnette String Band. Named for the founder of Fairbanks, a lover of bluegrass, the band has been playing traditional bluegrass for more than three years. Music begins at 7 p.m. at the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.

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Chancellor Powers’ farewell barbecue Aug. 11 http://news.uaf.edu/chancellor-powers-farewell-barbecue-august-11/ http://news.uaf.edu/chancellor-powers-farewell-barbecue-august-11/#respond Tue, 02 Aug 2016 23:26:57 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=66952 <i>UAF photo by Todd Paris</i><br>Interim Chancellor Mike Powers high-fives Nook the mascot outside the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland dormitory complex.
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Interim Chancellor Mike Powers high-fives Nook the mascot outside the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland dormitory complex.

Please join the UAF community in thanking Interim Chancellor Mike Powers for his leadership and dedication during the past year. Mark your calendars for a farewell barbecue on Thursday, Aug. 11, outside Wood Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more details, contact the Chancellor’s Office at 474-7112.

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Week’s events: tree science, dental health, landscapes, steel drums http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-tree-science-dental-health-landscapes-steel-drums/ http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-tree-science-dental-health-landscapes-steel-drums/#respond Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:45:49 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=66830 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning is hosting more than 40 free lectures, concerts and other events this summer. Here is what’s happening during the week ahead:

• On Monday, Aug. 1, the Magical Mondays hands-on learning series will present Jan Dawe, UAF research assistant professor of natural resource education and outreach, discussing “What can you do with a birch tree?” The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium.

• On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Healthy Living lecture series features periodontist Dr. Jeffrey Rogers on “Replacement options for missing teeth.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.

• On Wednesday, Aug. 3, the Discover Alaska series will present Richard Murphy, Snedden chair at the UAF Journalism Department, discussing “Northern landscapes.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.

• On Thursday, Aug. 4, the Music in the Garden concert series will host Cold Steel Drums. Styles include calypso, reggae, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and rock ’n’ roll played on Trinidadian steel pans made from oil barrels. Music begins at 7 p.m. at the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.

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