The University of Alaska Fairbanks will honor U.S. Army veteran, alumnus and professor emeritus Donald Cook for his recent induction to the U.S. Army ROTC Hall of Fame during an event Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 4 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium on the Fairbanks campus.

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Todd Paris photo. Participants tour the R/V Sikuliaq in Seattle.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences hosted tours of the research vessel Sikuliaq on Aug. 16 in Seattle. A donor-sponsored reception followed at the Palisade Restaurant. The event was a formal recognition of the 40-plus-year SFOS-led design and construction effort of the National Science Foundation-owned Sikuliaq. This was the first time that tours and an open house for the Sikuliaq were held in Seattle.

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The profile of a University of Alaska Fairbanks’s glaciologist exploded into Wikipedia on her birthday in the most unusual of ways — through a Wikibomb. Erin Pettit’s profile as an Antarctic scientist was added to the world’s most famous digital encyclopedia on Aug. 23 along with more than 100 “cool” female scientists who have made significant contributions to Antarctic research.

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