The University of Alaska Fairbanks will welcome new students at the kickoff of new student orientation activities this weekend. Orientation activities run Sunday, Aug. 30, through Wednesday, Sept. 4, and will include workshops and activities for new students and their families, as well as opportunities for students to connect with the Fairbanks community. Classes begin Thursday, Sept. 5.
Registration is open through Sept. 30 for the 5th Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute. The institute provides the technical training, leadership and management skills needed to understand and succeed in the seafood industry.
The UAF School of Management will award over $25,000 in cash prizes through its annual Arctic Innovation Competition. The submission deadline is Sept. 18, 2015.
A University of Alaska Fairbanks research team needs volunteers to help track changes in autumn leaf color of native and invasive plants across Alaska. Volunteers can become citizen scientists and receive training on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at the UAF campus ski hut. All youths and adults are welcome.
Alaskans may identify invasive weeds using a free new app. The app will make it easier for people to identify invasive weeds and to report them if they are unsure about the identification or are concerned about the presence of invasive weeds on their property or public lands.
The U.S. Green Building Council has certified the Applied Sciences Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham.
A University of Alaska Fairbanks professor has been named chief scientist for a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to study Arctic ecosystems. The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments in the Arctic leadership team in May appointed Vladimir Romanovsky to the role. Romanovsky is a professor of geophysics at UAF’s Geophysical Institute.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks this fall will participate in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, a national competition that asks students, employees, alumni and members of the community to track and share their outdoor activity online.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is launching an online introductory biology course that uses animal research to study potential causes of OCD in people.