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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.

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We invite you to explore this great university, located right in your own backyard.

Contact Kathleen McCoy at kmccoy5@uaa.alaska.edu

What makes a cold city cool? Investigating urban design - 3/24/2014 3:26 pm

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

Happy July 4; classes resume Monday

The UAA campus will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4-5. Summer session classes will resume Monday, July 8.
Please enjoy a safe and fun Fourth of July weekend.


Two UAA professors from different fields have been recognized nationally for their academic contributions.
EJR David: Honored for his work on postcolonial psychology.EJR David: Honored for his work on postcolonial psychology.
Assistant Professor E.J. David will be heading to Hawaii to receive the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research at the AAPA Convention on July 30.

Born in the Philippines and schooled in Barrow, David was a UA Scholar (graduated in the top 10 percent of his class) when he arrived at UAA and took his first psychology class. Light bulbs went on. He worked his way through a doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007. When he learned UAA was looking for new faculty for a new doctorate program in clinical-community psychology, he signed on. He's been teaching and writing books here ever since.

In nominating David for the award, Kevin Nadel, an assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, noted that David received his doctorate just six years ago, and while still a graduate student, first-authored “The Colonial Mentality Scale for Filipino Americans,” still used by scholars interested in understanding the impacts of colonialism on mental health.

Read about his award here.
Read his 'I AM UAA' profile here.
Read a profile that appeared in the Anchorage Daily News here.

Willie L. Iggiagruk Hensley, a distinguished visiting professor in the UAA College of Business and Public Policy, has been honored for his significant work in education with the 2013 Leo Reano Memorial Award from the National Education Association’s Human and Civil Rights Awards Program.
Willie Hensley: Teaching his popular Policy Frontiers class.Willie Hensley: Teaching his popular Policy Frontiers class.
Hensley is noted specifically for his support and development of educational opportunities for Alaska Natives. His accomplishments include securing funding for three village high schools in Kiana, Selawik and Noorvik soon after he was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives. This allowed Alaska Native children to remain with their families while attending high school, instead of the norm at the time, being sent to a distant Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school (an experience that Willie Hensley had).

Read more on Hensley's award here.
Read his 'I AM UAA' profile here.

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