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.
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Student Spotlight: Seawolf Debate Program - 3/18/2014 10:23 am
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: 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.
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.
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