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News and Press Releases 2020

July 9, 2020

Maren Haavig Appointed Interim Vice Provost for the University of Alaska Southeast

Haavig has also served as Associate Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences. She continues as Associate Professor of Accounting.

July 9, 2020

Dr. Karen Carey Appointed Interim Chancellor for the University of Alaska Southeast

Dr. Karen Carey has been appointed to serve as Interim Chancellor at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), located in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city.

July 8, 2020

UAS Environmental Programs Ranked #3 in the Nation by Affordable Schools

Affordable Schools has placed the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) at #3 in its list of the 15 best affordable environmental studies Bachelor's degree programs of 2020.

June 30, 2020

Romee McAdams Joins UAS as Coordinator for Equity and Compliance

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Romee McAdams as its new Coordinator for Equity and Compliance.

June 30, 2020

Dr. Paul Kraft Named New UAS Sitka Campus Director

The University of Alaska Southeast is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Kraft has been selected as the new campus director for the UAS Sitka Campus.

June 26, 2020

UAS Northwest Coast Arts: Ancient Art Forms Meet Modern Technology

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Northwest Coast Arts program hosted its first Online Northwest Coast Woolen Weaving course and Online Northwest Coast Basketry course this spring.

June 30, 2020

UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield Honored with Emeritus Designation, Retiring After 35 Years of Service to the University of Alaska

During the Juneau celebration, the title of Chancellor Emeritus was bestowed upon Dr. Rick Caulfield by UA President Jim Johnsen. This is a prestigious honor which celebrates Chancellor Caulfield’s continuous meritorious service as an educator and as a leader for UAS and the University of Alaska as a whole.

June 26, 2020

UAS Celebrates Student Success Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists - Spring 2020 Semester

UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield, Dean Tom Thornton of the School of Arts & Sciences, Dean Pete Traxler of the School of Career and Technical Education, and Executive Dean Steve Atwater of the Alaska College of Education are proud to recognize students for their scholarly achievements.

May 18, 2020

Ryan Sand Joins UAS as Emergency Management Planner

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Sand as its new Emergency Management Planner.

June 2, 2020

University of Alaska Southeast is Newest Member of Interstate Passport Network, Third Regional University in Alaska to join National Initiative

The University of Alaska Southeast is the 42nd higher education institution in the country to join the Interstate Passport Network.

May 18, 2020

UAS Professor Dr. Konrad Meister Secures Grants for Research on Cryopreservation

In January 2020 chemistry professor Dr. Konrad Meister joined the faculty in the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), and since that time he has secured 2 equipment grants from the UAF Biomedical Learning and Student Training (BLaST) program and INBRE -- the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

June 1, 2020

New Study Highlights Findings and Predictions for Juneau Glacial Outburst Flood

A Frontiers in Earth Science paper explores the evolving dynamics of Suicide Basin, a glacier-dammed lake in Juneau that releases annual outburst floods, causing inundation and erosion in the Mendenhall Valley.

June 18, 2020

UAS Programs Continue as Regents Study Possible Merger

The UA Board of Regents met June 4-5 to discuss the budget challenges of the University of Alaska system.

June 2, 2020

Northrim Bank Supports UAS with Annual Contribution for Juneau’s Business & Public Policy Program, Ketchikan and Sitka Campuses

Northrim Bank has once again contributed to the University of Alaska Southeast programs, giving $63.5K to the Business and Public Policy Program, administered through the Juneau campus, and an additional $5K each to the Ketchikan and Sitka Campuses.

May 15, 2020

University of Alaska Southeast Achieves Full Reaccreditation of Teacher Education Programs

This week the Alaska College of Education (AKCoE) at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) received confirmation of its accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

May 12, 2020

UAS Northwest Coast Arts Faculty Wayne Price Honored with Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist Award

Wayne Price, Assistant Professor of Northwest Coast Arts at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has been chosen to receive a $40K Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist award.

April 27, 2020

UAS celebrates the class of 2020 with virtual commencement ceremonies this weekend

Although traditional ceremonies are not taking place in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, each campus has created a “virtual commencement” in which students can be celebrated.

April 24, 2020

UAS Honors Community Members at 2020 Commencement Ceremony, May 2

This year UAS will honor Clark Gruening with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws. Sharon Gaiptman and William Todd Hunt will be recognized with Meritorious Service Awards.

April 17, 2020

Dr. John Harley awarded University of Alaska coronavirus response grant

Harley was awarded $5,000 by the Immediate Innovation for Coronavirus Project (IICP) through the UAF Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship to create a tool providing a community-scale assessment of Alaska’s vulnerable populations.

April 2, 2020

UAS Tidal Echoes 2020 to Launch Virtually, April 5

During the week of April 5-12, videos will be posted from editors Callie Ziegler and Erika Bergen, featured artist Pat Race, and featured writer Maureen Longworth.

March 31, 2020

Dr. Verena Roberts Donates to the Cyril George Collection at the UAS Egan Library

After an amazing presentation Open Educational Resources (OER) and equity to faculty and staff of the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), Dr. Verena Roberts of the University of Calgary presented books to contribute to the Cyril George collection housed in the UAS Egan Library on the Auke Lake campus in Juneau.

March 27, 2020

Dr. Mary Wegner to lead Educational Leadership Programs for UAS Alaska College of Education

She will be responsible for the program that leads to a Master of Education degree, including satisfying the requirements for a Type B Certificate necessary to be a school principal, as well as the superintendent endorsement.

March 23, 2020

University of Alaska Southeast will restrict Egan Library access to current UAS students, faculty, and staff

University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library access update concerning COVID-19

March 12, 2020

For Salmon, Glacier retreat will have mixed effects

Researchers predict costs and benefits for western North American salmon populations over the coming decades

March 14, 2020

University of Alaska Southeast will restrict Egan Library access to current UAS students, faculty, and staff

Egan Library will be closed to the general public March 16 through March 30.

March 12, 2020

University of Alaska shifts course delivery, housing, events in face of COVID-19 situation

“While there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alaska, prevention is critical,” Johnsen wrote in a message to the university communities today.

March 2, 2020

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Visits UAS Ketchikan Maritime Training Center

With over 70,000 workers in the state’s maritime industry, nearly all Alaskans depend in one way or another on the maritime economy.

February 24, 2020

UAS Society for Human Resource Management student chapter announces board members

The University of Alaska Southeast student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management is pleased to announce its current board members

February 19, 2020

UAS Creative Writing Student Accepted Into Prestigious MFA Program

Callie Ziegler, a recent graduate from the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has been accepted into the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Florida State University.

February 18, 2020

UAS Designated a Military Friendly® School for 2020-2021

UAS was granted the desgnation because of the high value placed on its student veterans and active duty personnel.

February 10, 2020

UAS to Feature Faculty Research and Creative Activity Spring Flash Talks

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) Research and Creative Activities Committee is sponsoring two dives into faculty research at 12 noon on Friday, February 14.

February 6, 2020

Chancellor Search Underway at the University of Alaska Southeast

Chancellor Search Underway at the University of Alaska Southeast

February 5, 2020

UAS Holds Study Abroad Fair, Feb. 10 and Announces Spring Placements for Academic Exchange

The Study Abroad Fair will be held February 10 at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Egan building just outside the main library entrance.

February 4, 2020

Alaska Foundational Innovation Corps Provides $2,500 for Early Innovation Travel Grants

The Alaska Foundational Innovation Corps program, or I-Corps, is seeking new participants who could benefit from a $2,500 travel grant to conduct market research for their idea.

February 2, 2020

UAS Offers Spring Northwest Coast Arts Classes; Sealaska Heritage Scholarships Available

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is offering Northwest Coast Arts classes this spring featuring artist instructors Kay Parker and Lily Hope.

January 31, 2020

UAS announces Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program placements for 2020

In the program’s 32-year history more than 320 students from UAS, UAA, and UAF have worked for legislators

January 30, 2020

Special Issue of AMBIO Science Journal Features Dr. Tom Thornton of UAS

Dr. Tom Thornton has been featured in a recent special issue of the science journal AMBIO. This publication is dedicated to the emerging field of Human Adaptation to Biodiversity Change.

January 29, 2020

Rasmuson Artist Profile Published for UAS Professor Emily Wall

Professor Wall’s book of poetry, Flame, was written in the wake of the #metoo movement and the recent volatile political climate.

January 23, 2020

University of Alaska Southeast Business Programs Earn National Accreditation from ACBSP

UAS is the first institution in Alaska to receive this honor.

January 21, 2020

UAS Alaska Native Studies professor X̱ʼunei Lance Twitchell awarded fellowships to enhance Tlingit language and artwork

According to the First Nations Development Institute announcement, Twitchell will work to create a “Native language revitalization kit” to be used by other Indigenous peoples that summarizes how to replicate best practices in their own communities.

January 16, 2020

UAS Faculty Donations for Math Add Up Professors Seek Help to Endow Ron Seater Math Award

When Ron Seater finished high school, he couldn’t read or write and didn’t understand math. He struggled silently with a learning disability, slipped through the cracks and out the door.

January 15, 2020

UAS Celebrates Student — Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists - Fall 2019 Semester

Students on the Dean's or Chancellor's list are undergraduates admitted to a certificate or degree program at UAS.

January 14, 2020

UAS Marine Biology Bachelor’s listed #5 in College Values Online Top 20 National Ranking

The ranking takes into account affordability, accreditation, and rankings in major publications like U.S. News and World Report.