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Posted: August 7, 2012 - 3:01 pm
The fall semester at UAA begins Aug. 27, and many of the special summer programs that go on when the campus is less busy in summer are wrapping up. Here's a look at three:
UAA's School of Engineering camps are so popular, advertising now is strictly word-of-mouth
The last camp, four weeks of robotics, ended Aug. 3. Here's just five seconds of glory when one robot 'captured the flag' and dunked a ping pong ball in the target.
Posted: August 1, 2012 - 10:28 am
UAA astronomers Dr. Andy Puckett has put out the word. The public is invited free to come watch the rover "Curiosity" land on Mars. The first floor lecture hall in CPISB, Room 120, will be available to observe the NASA news feed from 7:30-10:30 pm on Sunday, Aug. 5.
Posted: July 30, 2012 - 5:03 pm
When a USGS colleague wandered into geology professor LeeAnn Munk's UAA office one day and asked, "What do you know about lithium?" she had to honestly answer, "Not much."
Posted: July 25, 2012 - 8:15 am
The data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book ranked Alaska 30th in terms of overall child well-being.
Posted: July 19, 2012 - 11:01 am
UAA psychology professor Gwen Lupfer-Johnson, Ph.D., "Dr. Gwen," as her students call her, began studying social learning and transmission of food preferences among Siberian dwarf hamsters 13 years ago.
After working with them for years, she was very surprised to discover they like the taste of grain alcohol. In fact, they like it so much they sometimes choose it over water.
Posted: July 18, 2012 - 10:55 am
Anthropologists frequently go to annual conferences to share research papers and listen to the work of others. But sometimes those sessions are long, hard on the backside, and leave room for some creativity for how to incorporate movement into a sedentary experience.
Posted: June 27, 2012 - 12:48 pm
UAA's Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies explains UAA's new endeavors to commercialize research at the 49th State Angel Fund Forum on May 17, 2012.
Posted: June 21, 2012 - 8:42 am
How often do you hear the expression, "There's an app for that!"
Two UAA researchers have developed just such a tool to help people with drinking problems manage their behavior.
Posted: June 19, 2012 - 6:33 pm
Don't miss local artist Michael Conti's take on Solstice, opening June 21 with a reception @ 5-7 pm at the UAA Student Art Gallery.
Read about what to expect at the show (hint: a camera obscura).
Posted: June 13, 2012 - 5:19 pm
Connections between Anchorage and Mexico? For many Alaskans that brings to mind the Alaska Airlines terminal at the Seattle-Tacoma airport in March, suitcases full of swimwear, flip-flops and guidebooks.
But beyond a sunny vacation destination for vitamin D-starved northerners, Mexico is one part of a complex "home" identity for a sampling of Anchorage residents.
Posted: June 11, 2012 - 12:08 pm
On the heels of that amazing Transit of Venus, the American Astronomical Society meets this week in Anchorage. The UAA Physics and Astronomy Department is the local host, and there are some pretty incredible free talks that local residents are invited to.
Posted: June 7, 2012 - 10:17 am
Posted: June 4, 2012 - 6:18 pm
Ron DiIulio, the planetarium director and astronomy program director at the University of North Texas, gave a free public lecture at the UAA Planetarium June 1, offering background on the Venus Transit that will take place Tuesday, June 5 between 2:06-8:47 p.m. During the transit, if we have clear skies, viewers will be able to see the planet Venus move across the face of the sun.
Posted: May 30, 2012 - 8:41 am
UPDATE, 1:30 p.m. May 30
Due to demand (free tickets were gone by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday), the UAA Planetarium has added a second free talk on Venus Transits at 8 p.m. on June 1. Free ticket details below.
Also, one of the groups visiting UAA Tuesday is a team from the University of North Dakota. They'll be webcasting the event.
Friday, June 1, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
UAA Planetarium, ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building
Tuesday, June 5, 2:06-8:46 p.m.
Posted: May 24, 2012 - 7:40 am
This Friday, May 25, the planetarium will be dusting off the first two shows that graced their dome back in early 2010. With over a dozen shows on their current roster, plus all of the new shows they've premiered and special events they've hosted in the past year, it can take a while to fit these classics back in the rotation. Don't wait another six months-- get your tickets now at http://www.UAATix.com.
Posted: May 22, 2012 - 5:40 pm
More details here.
Posted: May 17, 2012 - 6:26 pm
Besides curating the student show, cartoonist Chad Carpenter delivered a public talk at UAA one evening this spring. Since he was speaking at a university, he framed his career experience for budding artists and cartoonists who might have questions about how to
Posted: May 11, 2012 - 3:10 pm
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.”
-- Alan Alda, via Commencement Student Speaker Kent Spiers
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