News and Events

May 30 2018

In conjunction with the Alaska National Lab Day, 11 Arctic research facilities will open their doors to the public.

“The coolest part of my job is coming in the morning and seeing where there were earthquakes last night and whether anyone felt them,” explains Helena Buurman at the Alaska Earthquake Center.

This is one of many stories from UAF researchers that the public will get to hear during the UAF Arctic Research Open House on Tuesday, May 29th from 3-5 p.m. All are welcome to stop by and tour UAF’s research facilities while talking with scientists about their innovative work and unique journeys:

“Almost all kids go through a stage of liking dinosaurs and volcanos, I never grew out of it,” explains John Eichelberger at the International Arctic Research Center. He’ll be sharing his work on magma alongside Hajo Eicken a sea ice researcher who provides on-ice support so that the U.S. Navy can safely conduct under ice submarine exercises in the Arctic Ocean.

Location: 
IARC/Akasofu Building
Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 04:00pm to 06:00pm AKDT
Apr 26 2018
IARC’s April Research Salon Series seminar will explore citizen science. Come learn about current collaborations with citizen scientists in the Arctic.
 
Guest speakers include:
  • Katie Spellman, International Arctic Research Center
  • Ryan Toohey, USGS Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center
 
You are welcome to bring your quiet lunch.
 
Where: Akasofu building, 401
Date: April 26, 2018
Time: Noon
Location: 
Akasofu Building 401
Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 01:00pm AKDT

We have a new budget and a new name — we are now the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center.

“I sat through talk after talk thinking I just want someone to tell me a story. That’s when I started looking into StoryCorps.”

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals is excited to be collaborating with Copper River Native Association on an Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation Planning course. This course provides an overview to planning for climate change impacts, highlighting the work of several tribes. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals who expect to be involved in climate change adaptation planning.

Jun 14 2018

Are you new to formal leadership training, or looking to improve your leadership skills? Do you want to know what it means to be a mindful leader? Are you interested in enhancing diversity and inclusivity within your workplace? Are you part of the University of Alaska? If so, join others at UAF on June 14-15, 2018 for a highly interactive, retreat-style workshop on ‘Mindful Leadership: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive UA’ organized by UAF researchers Joanna Young, Jane Wolken and Jessie Young-Robertson, and sponsored by Alaska NSF EPSCoR.

All University of Alaska affilliates are welcome to apply. The deadline for applications is April 13, 2018

Please visit the workshop's website for more information and to apply. 

Location: 
Fairbanks, AK
Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 (All day) to Friday, June 15, 2018 (All day)

 2018 CLIMATE CHANGE AND MY COMMUNITY

Course Date: June 18-22, 2018

Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus and nearby field sites

AK CASC program coordinator Jane Wolken was accepted into the inaugural American Geophysical Union (AGU) Voices for Science Program in the Media/Public Communications Track. This program provides participants with access to science communication and outreach training as well as the support needed for outreach activities in their local community. 

Mar 28 2018

The annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference (WAISC) brings together local and indigenous knowledge of subsistence-based communities and scientific research. The 2018 conference will focus on effectively communicating science and traditional knowledge within rural communities. 

Please visit the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference website for more information. 

Location: 
Nome, Alaska
Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:15am AKDT to Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:15am AKDT

By: Lindsey Heaney

Mendenhall glacier sits roughly 12 miles north of Juneau, Alaska. It’s the only barrier between the Suicide Basin sub-glacial lake and hundreds of residents as well as the critical infrastructure that serves over 32,000 people. In 2011 and 2014, Suicide Basin broke its ice barrier and an outburst flood destroyed nearby trails and property. Since then, these events have been increasing, which causes a significant threat to downstream infrastructure and public safety.

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