Events – UAF news and information http://news.uaf.edu UAF news and information Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:23:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Week’s events include cartoons, space, exercise, folk music http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-include-cartoons-space-exercise-folk-music/ http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-include-cartoons-space-exercise-folk-music/#respond Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:25:45 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=66027 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, June 27, The Magical Mondays hands-on learning series will present “Let’s draw!” with cartoonist and UAF art lecturer Jamie Smith. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium.
  • On Tuesday, June 28, the Healthy Living lecture series features “Six pack to a better back,” led by physical therapist Valerie Ann Phelps and fitness trainer Peter Burke. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Wednesday, June 29, the Discover Alaska series will present Travis Rector, University of Alaska Anchorage professor of astronomy and physics, speaking about “Coloring the Universe.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Thursday, June 30, the Music in the Garden concert series will host Emily Anderson, a local singer-songwriter and graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Her music, influenced by Carole King, Ingrid Michaelson and Regina Spektor, ranges from sentimental to humorous. 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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University’s surplus auction to be held Saturday, June 25 http://news.uaf.edu/surplus-auction-to-be-held-saturday-june-25/ http://news.uaf.edu/surplus-auction-to-be-held-saturday-june-25/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:17:07 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65970 The University of Alaska Fairbanks will auction off surplus property on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. until all items are sold.

Great North Auction Co. will conduct the event in the university’s warehouse at 1855 Marika Drive. Auction items may be viewed at www.greatnorthauction.com/uaf-surplus-auction-june-25th.-.html.  Interested persons may also inspect auction items at the warehouse from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. on Friday, June 24.

Items will be sold as is, where is. All sales will be final.

No UAF employee working in a department from which an item for sale in this auction came may purchase or agree with another person to purchase the item if the employee has been directly or indirectly involved in the purchase, disposal, maintenance or preparation for sale of the surplus property.    

For more information, please contact Saber Ebadpour at 474-6143.

 

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UAF events feature Yup’ik, glaciers, music, hearing health http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-events-feature-yupik-glaciers-music-hearing-health/ http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-events-feature-yupik-glaciers-music-hearing-health/#respond Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:08:01 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65808 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, June 20, The Magical Mondays hands-on learning series will present “Yup’ik in a Flash,” an introduction to the indigenous language led by UAF professor Walkie Charles. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium.
  • On Tuesday, June 21, the Healthy Living lecture series features audiologist Dr. Steven Lewis discussing “The Invisible Disability.” The lecture is at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Wednesday, June 22, the Discover Alaska series will present UAF geophysics professor Regine Hock discussing “Alaska’s Disappearing Glaciers: How does it affect us?” The lecture is at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Thursday, June 23, the Music in the Garden concert series will host the Rock Bottom Stompers, playing soulful, stompable tunes and sweet lonesome harmonies. The 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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UAF events feature dance, bluegrass, rural justice, aging at home http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-events-feature-dance-bluegrass-rural-justice-aging-home/ http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-events-feature-dance-bluegrass-rural-justice-aging-home/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:35:07 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65505 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, June 13, the Magical Mondays hands-on learning series will kick off with Lynn and Charley Basham, retired UAF faculty members, teaching “The Magic of Music and Dance.” The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium.
  • On Tuesday, June 14, the Healthy Living lecture series will feature Barbara Lando, founder of Fairbanks Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Aging at Home Fairbanks, discussing “Aging at Home Fairbanks: A village movement.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Wednesday, June 15, the Discover Alaska series will feature Jeff May, a UAF assistant professor of justice, discussing rural justice in Alaska. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Thursday, June 16, the Music in the Garden concert series will host the Dry Cabin String Band and traditional, hard-driving bluegrass, featuring guitar, fiddle, banjo and bass. Music begins at 7 p.m. at Georgeson Botanical Garden.

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

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Magical Mondays series begins June 13 http://news.uaf.edu/magical-mondays-series-begins-june-13/ http://news.uaf.edu/magical-mondays-series-begins-june-13/#respond Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:37:46 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65475 Magical Mondays, a free summer series of hands-on learning adventures for kids and families, will begin June 13 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The series will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium at UAF. Topics will include dance, art and natural science. These programs are made possible through support from the UA College Savings Program, UAF Cooperative Extension Service and KUAC.

The summer schedule includes:

June 13 — “The Magic of Music and Dance,” by Lynn and Charley Basham
June 20 — “Yup-ik in a flash!” by Walkie Charles
June 27 — “Let’s draw!” by Jamie Smith
July 11 — “Archaeology in Alaska,” by Scott Shirar
July 18 — “Alaska mammals: Wolves and bears and marmots! Oh my!” by Aren Gunderson
July 25 — “Let’s do origami,” by Zoe Jones
Aug. 1 — “What can you do with a birch tree?” by Jan Dawe
Aug. 8 — “Real time portrait painting,” by Todd Sherman

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

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Summer tours resume at Geophysical Institute, Poker Flat http://news.uaf.edu/summer-tours-of-the-geophysical-institute-and-poker-flat-resume/ http://news.uaf.edu/summer-tours-of-the-geophysical-institute-and-poker-flat-resume/#respond Mon, 06 Jun 2016 18:59:50 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65616 Weekly summer tours of the Geophysical Institute start in the lobby of the Elvey Building on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Weekly summer tours of the Geophysical Institute start in the lobby of the Elvey Building on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute is offering free public tours during the summer, starting June 1.

Members of the public can learn about the Alaska Satellite Facility, the Alaska Earthquake Center and the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration during weekly tours offered every Wednesday from June 1–Aug. 24. Tours begin at 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Elvey Building.

Poker Flat Research Range tours will take place on Thursdays from June 2–Aug. 25 at Mile 30 Steese Highway. Tours begin in the Range Administration Center at 2 p.m. each Thursday. There is a $5 fee for this tour, payable in cash or check.

Comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent are strongly recommended for the Poker Flat tour. Rain gear is also suggested.

For more information, contact the GI Public Relations Office, phone 907-474-5823, or UAF-GI-public-info@alaska.edu. Please send advance notice if planning to bring a group of eight or more.

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Alaska Satellite Facility celebrates 25 years http://news.uaf.edu/alaska-satellite-facility-celebrates-25-years/ http://news.uaf.edu/alaska-satellite-facility-celebrates-25-years/#respond Tue, 31 May 2016 17:09:12 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65430 <i>UAF photo by Todd Paris.</i><br>The Akasofu and Elvey buildings on UAF's West Ridge are home to the Alaska Satellite Facility and its big blue dish antenna.
UAF photo by Todd Paris.
The Akasofu and Elvey buildings on UAF’s West Ridge are home to the Alaska Satellite Facility and its big blue dish antenna.

The Alaska Satellite Facility will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an open house on Friday, June 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Elvey and Akasofu buildings at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

A short welcome ceremony will launch the festivities at 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Akasofu Building on UAF’s West Ridge.

The event, suitable for all ages, features a First Friday art show highlighting imagery from satellites, including radar images of Earth; activities and exhibits, including coloring books, do-it-yourself satellite-model construction, unmanned aircraft and rocketry; and scientific posters depicting research using radar.

Data and imagery distributed by the Alaska Satellite Facility have been used to track sea ice; study soil moisture; follow the path of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; analyze earthquake damage and faults in Nepal, Japan, Haiti and elsewhere; map wetlands; look at erupting volcanoes; and much more.

Back in 1991, the iconic big blue antenna dish on the top of the Elvey Building on the UAF campus performed its first downlink of data from a satellite. The satellite, known as ERS-1, was launched by the European Space Agency, and the data was shared with scientists under an agreement with NASA. Ever since then, funded solely by contracts and grants, the Alaska Satellite Facility has supported research in Alaska and around the world. The facility is part of the UAF Geophysical Institute.

Over the past quarter century, the facility has developed three arms: a NASA Distributed Active Archive Center, the ASF Ground Station and the ASF Enterprise. As a NASA DAAC, one of 12 in the nation, the Alaska Satellite Facility archives more than 2.5 petabytes of synthetic aperture radar data and imagery for distribution to scientific users around the world. Scientists use this data to study subjects including ecology, volcanoes, glaciers, earthquakes, sea ice, climate change and more. SAR bounces a signal off the surface of Earth to detect physical properties including surface shape, surface roughness and vegetation cover. Unlike optical sensors, such as those on Landsat satellites, SAR can see through darkness, clouds and rain.

The ASF Ground Station, with three NASA antennas that are Fairbanks landmarks on the university’s West Ridge, supports polar-orbiting, Earth-imaging spacecraft from its prime polar location. In addition to the dish on top of the Elvey Building, the ASF station operates the two 11-meter antennas near the UAF ski trails. The full-service station operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing downlink, uplink and coherent tracking services. It is is the only university-based member of the Near Earth Network, a global array supporting missions by NASA and others. The network, managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, has more than a dozen ground stations that provide telemetry, commanding, ground-based tracking, data and communications services to a wide range of customers.

ASF Enterprise operates a separate, off-campus, full-service ground station, using university-owned antenna systems to support space agencies, small-satellite operators and data providers. In addition, ASF Enterprise provides SAR training to assist the research and hazard response communities in understanding and applying SAR data to their specific applications.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Nettie LaBelle-Hamer, 907-474-6167, nettie.labellehamer@alaska.edu

ON THE WEB: https://www.asf.alaska.edu/about/events/
Download the open house flier.

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Music in the Garden concerts begin June 2 http://news.uaf.edu/music-garden-concerts-begin-june-2/ http://news.uaf.edu/music-garden-concerts-begin-june-2/#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 19:12:13 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65416 Fairbanks-area bands and musical ensembles will perform Thursday evenings throughout the summer at the Georgeson Botanical Garden at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The 2016 Music in the Garden series will feature 10 local bands and is sponsored by UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning, with support from Alaska Coffee Roasting Co., Sound Reinforcement Specialists, Georgeson Botanical Garden, the UAF School of Natural Resources and Extension, and KUAC. Concerts will be at 7 p.m. each Thursday from June 2 to Aug. 11.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic but are asked to please leave pets at home. Parking will be available on West Ridge. A short walking path to the garden, which is located at the Fairbanks Experiment Farm, begins at the overlook. Concerts are free, but the garden will accept donations.

The summer concert schedule includes:

June 2 — Headbolt Heaters

June 9 — Marc Brown and The Blues Crew

June 16 — Dry Cabin String Band

June 23 — Rock Bottom Stompers

June 30 — Emily Anderson

July 14 — Fairbanks Community Jazz Band

July 21 — Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Celtic Ensemble

July 28 — Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band

Aug. 4 — Cold Steel Drums

Aug. 11 — ET Barnette String Band

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

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Tremarello lecture highlights week of UAF events http://news.uaf.edu/tremarello-lecture-highlights-week-uaf-events/ http://news.uaf.edu/tremarello-lecture-highlights-week-uaf-events/#respond Thu, 26 May 2016 22:11:22 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65500 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 of June 6- 10, 2016:

  • On Monday, June 6, the 2016 UAF Legacy Lecture will feature an evening with Ann Tremarello. She retired as UAF registrar in 2002 after nearly 50 years at the university, watching it grow from fewer than 400 students to nearly 9,000. The event, which will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium, will include a conversation with Tremarello and a documentary film of her life.
  • On Tuesday, June 7, the Healthy Living lecture series will feature “How to sleep soundly in the Land of the Midnight Sun,” by Dr. Scott Luper, a specialist in naturopathic medicine. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Wednesday, June 8, the Discover Alaska lecture series will include Stephen Jewett, research professor emeritus of marine science at UAF, discussing sea stars of the Aleutians. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Thursday, June 9, the Music in the Garden concert series will feature Marc Brown and the Blues Crew. Brown and his band have released 12 albums and earned top places in regional and national Battle of the Bands competitions. Music begins at 7 p.m. in the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

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

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Discover Alaska lecture series begins June 1 http://news.uaf.edu/discover-alaska-lecture-series-begins-june-1/ http://news.uaf.edu/discover-alaska-lecture-series-begins-june-1/#respond Thu, 26 May 2016 21:12:42 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65413 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning will present the 10th annual Discover Alaska lecture series starting June 1.

Guest lecturers will offer an in-depth look at various aspects of Alaska in the free 10-part series. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the Murie Building auditorium at UAF.

National Park Service media specialist DevDharm Khalsa will launch the series on June 1 with the topic, “Connecting youth with Alaska’s national parks through digital storytelling.”

This series is made possible through sponsorship of the UAF School of Natural Resources and Extension, and KUAC.

Other lectures on the summer schedule include:

June 8 — “Sea stars of the Aleutians,” Stephen Jewett
June 15 — “Rural justice in Alaska,” Jeff May
June 22 — “Alaska’s disappearing glaciers: How does it affect us?” Regine Hock
June 29 — “Coloring the universe,” Travis Rector
July 13 — “Understanding Alaska Native dance,” Sean Topkok
July 20 — “Owning the ocean: Salmon, science and a history of borders in the North Pacific,” Ross Coen
July 27 — “Physics of clothing,” Nicole Moelders
Aug. 3 — “Northern landscapes,” Richard Murphy
Aug. 10 — “Owl-la-carte: A recipe for boreal owl nesting success,” David Russell

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

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