Hometown U represents the University of Alaska Anchorage. We are a diverse and inclusive public university serving 20,000 students in Anchorage and four community campuses. Our mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement and creative expression.
Here you'll be alerted to enriching opportunities for engaging your mind and heart. What are our scientists working on? Our playwrights and poets? What's student life like? Get perspective on Alaska and global complexities through the eyes of those who study them carefully.
We invite you to explore this great university, located right in your own backyard.
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Reimagining a winter campus during Winterfest 2014 - 2/24/2014 10:29 am
Bringing the tables of Istanbul to the screen - 2/18/2014 10:27 am
A dedicated space for alumni, UAA’s new Alumni Center - 2/12/2014 4:08 pm
Living history: Tuskegee aviator visits UAA - 2/7/2014 9:19 am
UAA offers Alaska Native words of welcome - 1/15/2014 5:05 pm
UAA joins community and statewide relief efforts for typhoon-ravaged Philippines - 11/20/2013 10:36 am
Posted: February 4, 2013 - 1:58 pm
On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, UAA appointed eight members to the interim Board of Directors for the UAA Alumni Association.
Posted: January 21, 2013 - 11:44 am
The story Dawnell Smith tells about playing in her first scrimmage as a Rage City Rollergirl is one of determination. After doing time as "fresh meat"—the term for a new derby recruit—she got her chance to play jammer, the skater who threads her way through walls of wheeling flesh and elbows for a chance to break out in front of the pack and earn points for her team. It's physical. Concussions-and-lost-teeth physical. "I don't think I made it through once," she says.
Posted: January 3, 2013 - 3:23 pm
Alaska's state government can afford to spend about $5.5 billion in fiscal year 2014 (July 2013 to June 2014). That's the most recent estimate of the level of General Fund spending the state can sustain over the long run, from a new paper by Scott Goldsmith, professor emeritus of economics at ISER.
Posted: December 21, 2012 - 11:12 am
UAA will be closed from Dec. 24-Jan 1. Regular business hours will resume Jan. 2. Classes and parking enforcement will resume Jan. 14. Please enjoy the Chancellor's Holiday Greeting to the community!
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Posted: December 17, 2012 - 12:21 pm
Starting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, see some great women's basketball as UAA hosts the fourth annual AT&T Hoops Classic. Get all the tournament details at www.goseawolves.com.
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Posted: December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am
Few in the Anchorage community may realize that the UAA Career Services Center is available not just to students and alumni looking for work, but also any member of the community, FREE OF CHARGE!
Posted: December 13, 2012 - 10:45 am
Did you know there are 43,000+ UAA alumni who live and work in all 50 states and around the globe? And, almost 80 percent of UAA alumni live and work in Alaska.
Posted: December 7, 2012 - 10:12 am
The annual economic impact of the university includes $714 million in direct effects and $402 million in indirect and induced effects according to a McDowell Group study, titled "The Economic Impact of the University of Alaska 2012."
Posted: December 5, 2012 - 10:04 am
UAA's students are about to enter the intensity of finals week beginning Dec. 10-15. So this week is the last burst of activity before the great hunkering down.
>>> UAA's student pottery sale. Friday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Gordon Hartlieb Hall, Room 108.
A couple of tips:
Arrive early (you may stand in line), and bring cash or your checkbook; no credit cards accepted. This is truly a place to find unique work that makes awesome gifts for the holidays, or even for yourself!
Posted: November 28, 2012 - 9:24 am
Professor Loren Buck, Department of Biological Sciences, is leading a team of researchers in a four-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant-funded study of the effects of light and dark on arctic ground squirrels' circadian rhythms.
Posted: November 19, 2012 - 10:05 am
Amanda Marr is as funny as she is fierce. She looks like she could probably beat you arm wrestling or smoke you in a foot race.
Posted: November 14, 2012 - 9:28 am
Mike Mueller just got to Alaska, but he has big plans. With his rich background in ecojustice research, he’s ready to apply that knowledge to place-based science education in Alaska.
What is ecojustice, you ask?
Posted: November 6, 2012 - 10:14 am
It just figures that the day you dress up for work is the day you're going to get called to rescue a bewildered sea otter pup making its way toward the Homer Airport.
Posted: October 29, 2012 - 1:01 pm
The Institute for Social and Economic Research hosted a lunchtime talk by fisheries economist Frank Asche on Oct 26, 2012. The title of his talk was, "Global Seafood Markets in 2030: Dominated by Aquaculture with Wild Fish as Niche Market Products?"
Posted: October 24, 2012 - 4:05 pm
This year's NBH's was the 27th birthday for the exhibition of small-size self-portraits that arrive from around the country. Student Union Gallery Manager Tess Forstner told a crowd gathered to hear Brooklyn-based juror David Jon Kassan speak Oct.
Posted: October 19, 2012 - 12:36 pm
This exhibition of the internationally acclaimed Argentinian artist Adriana Bustos's artwork is an extraordinary body of work. She is a socially engaged artist who bridges the world of art and politics.
Posted: October 10, 2012 - 11:50 am
UAA may not have a football team, but it has a hockey team, and in preparation for the Kendall Hockey Classic this weekend, the campus is hosting Homecoming 2012, daily activities to capture student enthusiasm and focus it on the hockey match-up Friday and Saturday nights with Canisius College, the Air Force and UAF.
Posted: October 2, 2012 - 11:02 am
Here are details for viewing the presidential debates at UAA:
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5-6:30 p.m.
Topic: Domestic Policy
Participants: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colo.
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Thursday, Oct. 11, 5-6:30 p.m.
Posted: September 28, 2012 - 2:00 pm
Last Saturday was the Autumnal Equinox here in the northern hemisphere, which makes this coming Saturday's (Sept. 29) full moon the "Harvest Moon."
What does that mean, and how is this event special for Alaskans? First, it helps to think like an Outsider.
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