Monthly Archives: October 2011


In an effort to conserve paper and save money the Board of Regents’ meeting agendas will no longer be printed and distributed. Instead, all agenda material is now available online. The next Board of Regents’ meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Fairbanks.

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The UA Strategic Directions team is committed to keeping all UA employees informed and updated throughout the process, called “Shaping Alaska’s Future 2017.” Periodically you will receive updates on the strategic direction process. The first update is available online at www.alaska.edu/files/shapingalaskasfuture/Shaping-Alaskas-future_newletter1.pdf (PDF).

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Most Alaska fishermen know that top quality seafood — and top prices for their catch — begins with properly chilling their harvest aboard their vessels while at sea. As the number of commercial fishermen who refrigerate their catch at sea continues to increase, so too has the need for help troubleshooting and maintaining their onboard … Continue reading Nov. 22: Fishing vessel refrigeration workshop in Kodiak

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Today, Oct. 31, marks the kick-off of the University of Alaska “Stay on Track” awareness campaign. I’m pleased to join my colleagues, Chancellor Tom Case of UAA and Chancellor John Pugh of UAS, to fully support this statewide effort led by UA President Pat Gamble. The campaign is specifically focused on first-time, full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking … Continue reading Students: Stay on Track

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The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet in Fairbanks Wednesday, Nov. 2, to discuss the operating and capital budgets for the next fiscal year. The proposed operating budget for the 16-campus system emphasizes limited but focused growth in certain areas, such as $1.5 million toward efforts to improve graduation rates, including better academic advising for students. Other key … Continue reading UA Board of Regents meet Nov. 2

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Billy Koitzsch and Bob Ostrom share the $10,000 first prize for this year’s Arctic Innovation Competition. Their award-winning idea is called a hydro-heater. The Arctic Innovation Competition is an idea contest created by School of Management faculty member Ping Lan, director of the MBA program, and managed by a committee consisting of graduate students in … Continue reading Arctic Innovation Competition winners

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