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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UAA joins community and statewide relief efforts for typhoon-ravaged Philippines - 11/20/2013 10:36 am
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Got time to meet a rocket scientist? - 8/15/2013 4:39 pm
From Washington D.C. to UAA, and loving it - 8/13/2013 4:18 pm
Meet the new TNL editor, Ashley Snyder - 7/26/2013 4:29 pm
Meet Sophie Minich, UAA grad and new boss at CIRI - 7/23/2013 9:18 am
Happy July 4; classes resume Monday - 7/3/2013 2:09 pm
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.
Posted: September 27, 2012 - 10:06 am
UAA is host to author David Shipler this week. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow on campus all week talking to classes, research center staff, students and the public -- mostly about understanding poverty. He wrote "The Working Poor: Invisible in America" in 2004.
Posted: September 17, 2012 - 1:51 pm
Almost 16,000 students go to school at UAA's campus in Anchorage. That number jumps to 20,000 if you roll in the community campuses in Kenai, Kodiak, Mat-Su and Valdez.
Posted: September 4, 2012 - 10:18 am
Friday, Sept. 7, 10-11 a.m.
Rasmuson Hall, Room 101
Young W. Song, Consul General of the Republic of Korea will speak on campus Sept. 7UAA will host a free public talk by Young W. Song, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle, on Friday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. in Rasmuson Hall, Room 101. He will be hosted at UAA by political science professor Forrest Nabors.
Posted: August 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm
Monday was incredibly busy at UAA as students and faculty streamed back to campus to begin their fall semester.
Posted: August 24, 2012 - 8:49 am
UAA is about to e-x-p-l-o-d-e with activity. Coffee shops and campus eateries reopen Monday, Aug. 27. Parking enforcement (M-TH 7:30 am-7:30 pm; always FREE on Fridays) resumes on Monday. Classes start Monday.
But even before all that, a weekend of activity welcomes Freshman and returning students, staff and faculty.
Posted: August 14, 2012 - 4:32 pm
UAA Professor Jeff Welker was installed Aug. 8 as the Fulbright U.S. Arctic Chair. His introduction took place in the Nobel Ceremonial Hall in Oslo, Norway.During the course of his sabbatical from August 2012-April 2013, Welker will undertake a host of winter ecology studies on sources and ages of respired CO2 using 14C techniques under ambient and long-term deeper snow (snow-fence experiment).
Posted: August 14, 2012 - 10:32 am
An essay by Professor Nancy Lord will be published in the fall 2012 issue of Ploughshares, one of the most prestigious literary journals in the country.Ploughshares is based at Emerson College in Boston, Mass. Founded in 1971, each issue is guest-edited by a prominent author.
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