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Festival of Native Arts celebrates 50th

By Lou Yur’acung’ Frenzl and UAF Festival of Native Arts club

The annual gathering to salute ӰƬ Native cultures has been held on campus since 1974.

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Carol Swarts and a colleague stand by the Arctic Circle sign on the Dalton Highway during their ground squirrel research trip.

Scientists’ longtime friendship spurs a foundation for the next generation

By Megan Bean

A medical doctor impressed with a UAF professor’s neuroscience work has created a student scholarship in the professor’s name.

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Giving Day celebration with Nook.

1,000 gifts break Giving Day record

By Katie Straub

What do you get when you mix philanthropy, school spirit and a polar bear with killer dance moves? A rocking success.

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The distinguished alumnus takes a moment to admire the legacy of ӰƬ Nanooks hockey.

Former student-athlete learns the value of giving back

By Felicia Burud

Ryan Muspratt, recipient of the 2024 Distinguished Alumnus Award, reached beyond personal goals after a hockey injury and never looked back.

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Kelly Ward gives a presentation titled 'Calculating Your Dreams' in October 2022.

Community relationships guide Kelly Ward

By Felicia Burud

Kelly Ward, recipient of the 2024 William R. Cashen Service Award, has made a big impact by focusing on small business.

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Volunteers tend to UAF's wood-fired anagama kiln as it was being fired around the clock for nearly 50 hours in April 2024.

Kiln firing caps a professor’s career

By Lizzy Hahn

Thirty years ago, ceramics professor James Brashear built the first of five outdoor kilns at UAF. This spring, on the eve of his retirement, he fired it one last time.

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