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The University of Alaska Fairbanks Society of Physics Students has made a habit of exceeding expectations. So when club leaders asked famed physicist Lawrence Krauss to make a low-budget trip to speak in Fairbanks, perhaps it shouldn’t have been a surprise that he quickly snatched up the offer.

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The University of Alaska Museum of the North has planned a new series of presentations for the spring semester. The Museum Discovery Series features a different curator each month unveiling new discoveries based on research in the museum’s collections. The presentations will be held in the Museum Auditorium on Thursdays at 12 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the students named to the deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the fall 2016 semester. The lists recognize students’ outstanding academic achievements.

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Director hired for Matanuska Experiment Farm

Susanna Pearlstein has been hired as the new director for the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension center near Palmer. Pearlstein, a postdoctoral researcher based at the Environmental Protection Agency in Corvallis, Oregon, will start her new job April 3.

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There is excitement in the air on the first practice-run day for the Borealis Bistro, as tablecloths are arranged, silverware is wrapped in bundles and students don their serving aprons. In the back, food is being plated to perfection and drinking glasses are stacked in an orderly manner.

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Two new Extension agents in  Fairbanks offer programs

Two new agents with the Cooperative Extension Service in Fairbanks will lead community programs in nutrition, health and gardening. Leslie Shallcross, a health, home and family development agent, and horticulturist Julie Riley previously served with the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Extension office in Anchorage.

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