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UAS Celebrates the Class of 2021 with Virtual Commencement Ceremonies this Weekend

April 26, 2021

On the weekend of April 30 to May 2, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will celebrate student achievement and success at commencement activities on its three campuses in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau, with over 400 graduates.


UAS Honors Pauline Kookesh Duncan with Honorary Doctorate of Education at 2021 Commencement Ceremony

April 16, 2021

Pauline has created an invaluable legacy of teaching materials that merge Tlingit culture and language with Alaska educational standards.


UAS awarded National Society of Leadership and Success First Year Grant

April 15, 2021

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has been selected as a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS).


UAS Honors Elizabeth Nelson of Ketchikan with Meritorious Service Award

April 7, 2021

Elizabeth’s leadership is guided above all by inclusivity and is fueled by an unwavering drive to bring new people into the fold


UAS Honors Gordon Jackson at 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, April 30

April 5, 2021

This year UAS will honor Kaheenaak Gordon L. Jackson with a Meritorious Service Award, presented during the Juneau campus ceremony on Friday, April 30, for his contributions to rural education, health services, and economic development for Alaska Natives, particularly in his home region of Southeast Alaska.


Adopted by Tlingit, Descended from Mohawk: How Learning Lingít Helped UBC Student Discover Her History and Strive for a Future of Reciprocal, Respectful Research

April 5, 2021

When the Tlingit community adopted UBC student Éedaa Heather Burge, she was brought in from the cold.


Southeast High School Students to Showcase Ocean-based Research with UAS RASOR Program

April 1, 2021

Seven students from Metlakatla, Craig, Petersburg, Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe are finalizing the results their year-long ocean research projects.


A Skier’s Perspective on the 2021 Iditarod Trail Invitational

March 26, 2021

Skiing the Invitational is not an affair rich in sleep


Team from UAS leads local volunteers in whale necropsy effort near Sitka

March 19, 2021

The group spent about five and a half hours ... performing a necropsy, with a main goal to determine cause of death


Melting glaciers could speed up carbon emissions into the atmosphere

March 16, 2021

The loss of glaciers worldwide enhances the breakdown of complex carbon molecules in rivers, potentially contributing further to climate change.


UAS Native & Rural Student Center Hosts 19th Annual Oratory Showcase

March 2, 2021

The theme of this year’s event was Haa kusteeyi guganeix, or “Our way of life will heal.”


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