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UAF photo by JR AnchetaUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks instructor Dan Darrow leads a distance-education Spanish class.

This semester the University of Alaska Fairbanks added beginner French and Spanish, as well as a Kanji reading and writing course online. Instructors developing online language courses face the same challenges as face-to-face instructors, while also teaching students, who are potentially dispersed around the world, a skill that is dependent on community and communication with others.

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November 18, 2016

A University of Alaska Fairbanks physics club will host a free Star Party from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 for the Fairbanks community. The UAF chapter of the Society of Physics Students will set up six powerful telescopes for people to view the Andromeda Galaxy, Uranus, the Ring Nebula, a white dwarf star and more.

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Alaska Communications has given $25,000 to the Alaska Statewide Mentor Project, an effort by the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education to support new teachers. ASMP is one of four programs focused on teacher and student support in the school’s K-12 Outreach office. The telecommunication company’s grant, via the University of Alaska Foundation, is its fifth annual donation to the project.

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October 27, 2016

Author Dan O’Neill will present “Dave Hopkins and the Bering Land Bridge: And the Crossing from Science to English,” Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Murie Auditorium on the Fairbanks campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. O’Neill will discuss his book “The Last Giant of Beringia,” which centers on Hopkins’ life and his seminal … Continue reading Author Dan O’Neill to discuss biography of David Hopkins, Last Giant of Beringia

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The Student Health and Counseling Center will sponsor Freedom from Smoking, a smoking-cessation program Oct. 4-Nov. 15. The seven-week class meets on Tuesdays at Wood Center, conference room B. Participants can attend afternoon classes (1-2:30 p.m.) or evening classes (5:30-7p.m.). The cost is $25, and space is limited. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. For more information … Continue reading Smoking-cessation program offered

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