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UAS Evening at Egan Fall Lecture Series Begins This Friday, September 11

September 9, 2020

The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan kicks off this Friday, September 11 at 7 pm with a virtual presentation by Alaskan author Heather Lende.


UAS Sitka and Community Partners Host Virtual Speaker Series on Racial Equity & Justice in Southeast Alaska September 10-24

September 9, 2020

This is a free online series of presentations and workshops on racial equity and social justice sponsored by the Complete to Compete (Title III grant) at UAS Sitka Campus, in partnership with Sitka Tribe of Alaska Social Services Department, SEARHC, the Sitka STEPS Grant, the Sitka Health Summit and Pathways Coalitions.


UAS Education Grad Awarded Grant from the NEA to Create Flexible Learning Kits for Students With Exceptional Learning Needs in Response to the COVID 19 Pandemic

September 2, 2020

Capp plans to use the funds from the NEA Foundation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant to create flexible learning kits for the students in her classroom.


Exchange Student Receives National Award for their time at UAS

September 1, 2020

The award recognizes students who make the best use of their study away exchange, focused on academic accomplishment, social welfare service, contribution to the campus or community, and creative use of their time.


Éedaa Heather Burge joins UAS as coordinator for language immersion program and Tlingit language instructor

July 17, 2020

“I am incredibly excited to be back home in Juneau, and to help support our Haida, Tsimshian and Tlingit scholars in my capacity as project coordinator, as well as an adjunct faculty member”


Study of undisturbed humpback whales made possible by Juneau’s canceled tour season

August 24, 2020

Researchers are collecting data to create a baseline of physiology and behavior of the whales, in the unprecedented absence of whale-watching tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


UAS Celebrates 2020 Faculty Honors

August 11, 2020

It is with great pride that the University of Alaska Southeast announces the recent promotions of our esteemed faculty, as well as the 2020 Faculty Excellence Awards.


UAS and UAF Sign Alaska Advantage Agreement, Providing Dual Enrollment Opportunities for Alaska’s High School Students

August 7, 2020

Credits from these courses are accepted at both UAS and UAF and can be transferred to other institutions.


Hecla Greens Creek and UAS Renew Pathway to Mining Careers Program with gift of $315,000

August 6, 2020

The gift supports the world-class workforce development program “Pathway to Mining Careers” with scholarship assistance to prepare Alaskans for key jobs in the mining industry, with an emphasis on mine mechanics specializing in underground equipment, that are vital to the overall economy of the state.


2020 UAS One Campus, One Book Selection Announced: "If Our Bodies Could Talk: a Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body" by James Hamblin

August 6, 2020

In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of short-form videos for The Atlantic called "If Our Bodies Could Talk." With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health.


UAS Prepares for Another Robust Year of Collaborative Programs with Community and University Partners

August 5, 2020

In a special meeting today, the University of Alaska Board of Regents (BOR) directed the president to work with chancellors and governance groups of all three universities to address financial challenges in a collaborative effort, while ensuring a “solid and high-quality foundation” to provide higher education programs and services vital to the State of Alaska.


UAS Announces Fall Semester 2020 Safety Expectations for Students

July 30, 2020

As the new semester begins, UAS has modified classes and services to address the challenges of COVID-19


Jackie Wilson Appointed UAS Dean of Students

July 29, 2020

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jackie Wilson as its new Dean of Students. She began working for UAS on June 29.


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