Seawolf Weekly - January 28, 2015
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January 28, 2015

Students accept NASA’s rocket challenge

The newly formed UAA Rocketry team has been working since August to design and build a reusable rocket with a robotic arm, a miniature Mars Autonomous Vehicle, to NASA specifications.


Native Voices displays history, culture of indigenous health

Alaska WWAMI is hosting Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness, a National Library of Medicine display spotlighting stories about how epidemics and inhibition of culture influence indigenous communities today.

Postcards Home: Legislative intern Mark Simon on his solo journey to Juneau

UAA has five students working as legislative interns in Juneau this session. They'll report back on their experiences through Postcards Home. Here, political science major Mark Simon lets us travel along on his drive and ferry ride from Anchorage to Juneau.


Project 49: Russ Dow, Ivy League dropout, Alaska pioneer

New Hampshire-born Russ Dow first set eyes on Alaska when he was 18 years old. It ruined him for predictable life back East and he made Alaska his permanent home in 1936.


Opening access to free legal help

Kenneth Odia was on the verge of losing his home when Alaska Legal Services Corp. helped him find a way out of his plight. Now, a UAA Think Tank discussion focuses on how to help ALSC find ways to close the 'civil justice gap.'

In the courtroom and in the clouds

Mark Skolnick is a seriously busy man. He's a full-time lawyer, as well as a UAA flight instructor with a penchant for midnight flights. But whether his day is in the courtroom or in the clouds, he's always home in the evenings for family time (on top of juggling two careers, he's also a father of three).


View UAA Calendars

Second Jazz Week Benefit Concert
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, Room 150

Black History Month Kick-Off Celebration
Thursday, Jan. 29, 12–2 p.m.
Student Union, Cafeteria

“Man in the Sand”
Friday, Jan. 30, 1 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, Room 117

Planetarium: “Exploding Universe” premiere
Friday, Jan. 30, 6:30–7 p.m. and 8–9 p.m.
ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220

MountainFilm on Tour
Jan. 30 and 31, 7 p.m.
Wendy Williamson Auditorium

Wolf Run Half-Marathon and 5K
Saturday, Jan. 31, 9:22 a.m. (half-marathon) | 10:22 a.m. (5K)
Start at Social Sciences Building

Classical pianist Edvinas Minkstimas presents “Lithuanian Legacies”
Monday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, Room 150


More podcasts...

Chartwell Lecture, Jonathan Adelman: 'China in Crisis - Will It Become a Super Power in the Next Two Decades?'

KRUA's Student Storyboard for Dec. 5, 2014: Clinical and Community Psychology graduate students

Justin D. Lyons

KRUA's Student Storyboard for Nov. 21: German Baquero and Mark Simon, political science majors

KRUA's Student Storyboard for Nov. 14, 2014: UAA Sustainability Club


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