|University of Alaska Fairbanks|
(Latin for "to the top")
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|Location:||Fairbanks, Alaska, USA|
|Colors:||blue and gold|
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, located in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska System, and is abbreviated as Alaska or UAF. A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Fairbanks (ˈfɛrbæŋks is a Home Rule City in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Alaska Nanooks are the University of Alaska Fairbanks sports teams derived from the Inupiaq " nanuq. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Blue is a Colour, the Perception of which is evoked by Gold, also called golden, is a Yellowish orange Color which is a representation of the color of the element The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common The University of the Arctic (UArctic is an international cooperative network based in the circumpolar region consisting of Universities, Colleges and other organizations A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Fairbanks (ˈfɛrbæŋks is a Home Rule City in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The University of Alaska is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university founded in 1917 in Fairbanks, Alaska. UAF is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution, as well as participating in the sun-grant program through Oregon State University. Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States that have The sea grant colleges are a group of 30 US universities that are involved in the National Sea Grant College Program. The space-grant colleges compose a network of 52 consortia, based at universities across the United States, for Space -related research The Sun Grant Association is a group of five US universities that serve as regional centers of the Sun Grant Initiative, which was established by the U It is also the site where the Alaska Constitution was signed in 1956. The Constitution of the State of Alaska is the constitution of the U UAF was established in 1917 as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, first opening for classes in 1922. Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
UAF is home to seven major research units: the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station; the Geophysical Institute, which operates the Poker Flat Research Range; the International Arctic Research Center; the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center; the Institute of Arctic Biology; the Institute of Marine Science; and the Institute of Northern Engineering. The Alaska Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station ( AFES) was established in 1898 in Sitka, Alaska, also the site of the first agricultural experiment The Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks conducts research into Space physics and Aeronomy; Atmospheric sciences; The Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR is a launch facility and Rocket range for Sounding rockets in the U The International Arctic Research Center, or IARC, established in 1999 is a research institution focused on integrating and coordinating study of Climate change in The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC is a research facility organized under the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Located just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Fairbanks campus's unique location is situated favorably for Arctic and northern research. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Fairbanks (ˈfɛrbæŋks is a Home Rule City in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. The campus's several lines of research are renowned worldwide, most notably in Arctic biology, Arctic engineering, geophysics, supercomputing, and aboriginal studies. Foundations of modern biology There are five unifying principles Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and Geophysics, a major discipline of Earth sciences, is the study of the Earth by quantitative physical methods especially by seismic, electromagnetic A supercomputer is a Computer that is at the frontline of processing capacity particularly speed of calculation (at the time of its introduction The University of Alaska Museum of the North is also on the Fairbanks campus. The University of Alaska Museum of the North is housed on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus
In addition to the Fairbanks campus, UAF encompasses seven rural and urban campuses: Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham; Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue; Interior-Aleutians Campus, which covers both the Aleutian Islands and the Interior; Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel; Northwest Campus in Nome; and the Tanana Valley Campus in Fairbanks, UAF's community college arm. Dillingham (ˈdɪlɪŋhæm or Curyung, is a city in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, United States. The Aleutian Islands (possibly from Chukchi aliat, " Island " are a chain of more than 300 small volcanic islands forming a Volcanic Bethel ( Mamterilleq in Central Alaskan Yup'ik) is a city located near the west coast of the U Nome is a city located on the southern Seward Peninsula coast on Norton Sound of the Bering Sea Fairbanks is also the home of the UAF Center for Distance Education, an independent learning and distance delivery program. The Center for Distance Education (CDE at University of Alaska Fairbanks was created in 1987 pulling various distance education initiatives together under one roof including
In fall 2006, UAF enrolled 9,681 students, of which 59 percent were female and 41 percent male; 89 percent were undergraduates and 11 percent graduate students.
The University of Alaska was established in 1917 as a college, but its origins lie in the creation in 1906 of a federal agricultural experiment station in Fairbanks, the sixth in Alaska. Year 1906 ( MCMVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting An agricultural experiment station is a research center that conducts scientific investigations to solve problems and suggest improvements in the food and Agriculture industry The station set the tone for the university that developed later, which is strongly research-oriented. In 1915, the U.S. Congress approved funds to establish a school of higher education and transferred land from the station for the purpose. Year 1915 ( MCMXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses The federal land grant was accepted by Territorial Governor John Strong in 1917. John Franklin Alexander Strong ( October 15 1856 &ndash July 27 1929) was an American Democratic Politician who The new institution was established as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines in 1922, offering 16 classes to a student body of six (at a ratio of one faculty member per student). In 1923 the first commencement produced one graduate, John Sexton Shanly. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In 1931, the rest of the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station was transferred to the college, and the Alaska Territorial Legislature changed the name in 1935 to the University of Alaska. Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Alaska Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station ( AFES) was established in 1898 in Sitka, Alaska, also the site of the first agricultural experiment Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. As the university began to expand throughout the state, the Fairbanks campus became known as the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1975; the two other primary UA institutions are the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. University of Alaska Anchorage, a United States educational faculty is the largest member of the University of Alaska System, with more than 17000 students 14000 of whom The University of Alaska Southeast ( UAS) is a regional university in the University of Alaska System.
The Alaska Constitutional Convention was held on the university campus in November 1955. The Constitution of the State of Alaska is the constitution of the U Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar)
UAF has nine academic schools and colleges:
Students can choose from more than 160 degrees and 20 certificates in more than 100 disciplines.
UAF is Alaska's primary research university, conducting over 90% of all the research done throughout the UA system. The Keith B Mather Library is the science library housed in the International Arctic Research Center and serving it and the Geophysical Institute of the University Research activities are organized into several institutes and centers:
University of Alaska Fairbanks sports teams are the Alaska Nanooks, derived from the Inupiaq "nanuq. The Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks conducts research into Space physics and Aeronomy; Atmospheric sciences; Seismology (from Greek grc σεισμός seismos, "earthquake" and grc -λογία -logia) is the scientific study of Earthquakes Volcanology (also spelled vulcanology) is the study of Volcanoes, Lava, Magma, and related geological and Geophysical phenomena Atmospheric physics is the application of Physics to the study of the atmosphere. The International Arctic Research Center, or IARC, established in 1999 is a research institution focused on integrating and coordinating study of Climate change in Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC is a research facility organized under the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Alaska Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station ( AFES) was established in 1898 in Sitka, Alaska, also the site of the first agricultural experiment The Alaska Nanooks are the University of Alaska Fairbanks sports teams derived from the Inupiaq " nanuq. Inupiaq, Iñupiaq, Inupiak, Inupiat, or Inupiatun are a group of dialects of the Inuit language, spoken in northern and northwestern " Though often known as UAF within the state, the university prefers to be called simply "Alaska" for athletics purposes. The school colors are blue and gold. Alaska Nanooks compete at the NCAA Division I level for hockey as a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska The Nanooks play their home games at the 4,500 seat Carlson Center located in downtown Fairbanks. The Carlson Center is a 6443-seat multi-purpose Arena in Fairbanks Alaska. Alaska Nanooks also have a Division I rifle team which has won ten NCAA National Rifle Championships (1994, 1999-2004, 2006-2008). Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The NCAA Rifle Championship is an annual co-educational rifle national collegiate championship sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA The men's and women's basketball, cross country running and skiing, and women's volleyball teams are Division II members of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, while the women's swim team is a member of the Pacific Coast Conference. Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Member schools The league currently has 9 full members Football Memberships Central Washington University - North Central Conference Partly due to its isolation from the lower 48 and lack of dome, Alaska does not currently have a football program, as is true for all three branches of the University of Alaska. The term continental United States refers to the 48 contiguous states located on the North American continent south of the border with Canada plus the District
There are several book publishers at UAF, including the University of Alaska Press, the Alaska Native Language Center, Alaska Sea Grant, the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Cooperative Extension Service, and the Alaska Native Knowledge Network. Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view The University of Alaska Press is a nonprofit scholarly Publisher and distributor of works concerning Alaska, the northern Pacific Rim, and the circumpolar The Alaska Native Language Center is a research center focusing on the research and documentation of the Alaska's Native languages The University of Alaska Foundation also publishes books. A Book is a set or collection of written printed illustrated or blank sheets made of Paper, Parchment, or other material usually fastened together
Magazines include Agroborealis, a twice-annual produced by the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences; Challenges in Science and Engineering, an annual produced by the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center; Ice Box, the UAF student literary magazine; and Permafrost, the UAF English department's literary magazine. The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC is a research facility organized under the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A literary magazine is a Periodical devoted to Literature in a broad sense The alumni magazine, a quarterly, is the Alumnus.
The student newspaper is the Sun Star, formed after a merger of the Polar Star, an independent student paper, and the Northern Sun, the journalism department's student newspaper. A student newspaper is a Newspaper run by Students of a University, High school, Middle school, or other school The Sun Star is the Student newspaper of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, formed in a merger of the Northern Sun and the Polar Star
The university hosts a Fine Arts complex, one room of which is named after long-time local chorister Eva McGown. Eva McGown née Montgomery (1883 – 1972 the "hostess of Fairbanks" was best known for her three decades helping newcomers military wives construction The art department has a gallery, the UAF Art Gallery, which is used for student art shows, BFA and MFA thesis shows, and (occasionally) combined faculty shows. The complex includes two theatres, the Charles W. Davis Concert Hall and the Lee Salisbury Theatre. UAF offers an extensive Native Arts program, directed by Alvin Amason. Alvin Eli Amason (born 1948 is a Sugpiaq Alaskan painter and Sculptor. 
As well as art, UAF offers MFA degrees in music and creative writing. The creative writing program is run by the English Department , and offers courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and dramatic writing. Currently, faculty include Gerri Brightwell (fiction), Derick Burleson (poetry), David Crouse (fiction), Len Kamerling(film/dramatic writing), and Amber Flora Thomas (poetry).
Former Alaska governor Jay S. Hammond (graduated 1949) was an alumnus of UAF. Jay Sterner Hammond ( July 21 1922 – August 2 2005) was an American Republican Politician who was The campus has a strong scientific research leaning, and many of its alumni have earned distinction for their achievements: Syun-Ichi Akasofu (1961), geophysicist; T. Neil Davis (1955), geophysicist and author; William R. is the Founding Director of the International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF and its Director since its establishment in 1998 until T Neil Davis (born 1932 is a professor emeritus of Geophysics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the author of several books Cashen (1932); Margaret Murie (1924). Margaret Thomas "Mardy" Murie (1902-2003 called the "Grandmother of the Conservation Movement" by the Sierra Club and the Wilderness Society was a naturalist author Sydney Chapman also taught at the university, serving as a professor of geophysics and advisory director of the university's Geophysical Institute from 1951 until his death in 1970. Sydney Chapman may refer to Sir Sydney Chapman (economist, (1871&ndash1951 British economist and civil servant Sydney Chapman (mathematician Geophysics, a major discipline of Earth sciences, is the study of the Earth by quantitative physical methods especially by seismic, electromagnetic 
The Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks or ASUAF is the representative group for the students attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Each student enrolled in three or more credit-hours pays a $35 fee to ASUAF, which lobbies the university administration and occasionally the state Legislature.
Students elect a president, vice-president, and up to 20 senators to the student government. The president and vice-president are elected in the spring for one year terms. They oversee five directors. The organizing director holds major ASUAF events. The government relations director is responsible for relations between ASUAF and local, state, and federal governments. The director of Tanana Valley Campus relations coordinates ASUAF actions at TVC, while the recycling director coordinates the association's recycling program. An information services director manages ASUAF's computer-related services.
The senate has 20 senate seats, not always filled. Ten are elected the fall semester, and 10 more in the spring. They serve one year terms. The senate appoints a senate chair at the beginning of the academic year.
Although recognized as the official student governing body at UAF, ASUAF elections typically draw about 5 percent voter turnout, low when compared to local and state elections. The elections also draw their share of controversy. In 1995, a ballot box turned up a month after the election, uncounted, in police custody; a recount resulted in new senators being inducted, and then-President Joe Hayes nearly was impeached.
An electronic system was set-up for the fall 2002 elections, which officials at the time said would cut down on election problems. At the time, officials said that since students could vote in the privacy of their rooms, it would be impossible to enforce electioneering claims. Consequently, rules regarding electioneering were done away with.
But in April 2004, incumbent President Thom Walker brought forward electioneering claims after his opponent, Brandon Maitlen, won the election by 43 votes. Walker claimed Maitlen had bribed voters with hamburgers during an election day barbecue and had blared music and occasionally his voice too close to polls. barbeque block party Kansas cityjpg|thumb|right|275px|A barbecue on a trailer at a Block party in Kansas City. An oversight board dismissed the bribery charge, but agreed the sound system unduly influenced voters. The board called for a new election, but Maitlen contested, charging the board with impropriety. A new board was formed, but it did no good -- the board disqualified Maitlen, making Walker the winner.
Recent elections have been quieter affairs. In the spring 2005 presidential elections, turnout increased 1. 2 percent to 379 voters, or about 6 percent of the eligible student population.
Student fee funds for UAF's student-run media, the Sun Star newspaper and the KSUA radio station, are funneled through ASUAF. The Sun Star is the Student newspaper of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, formed in a merger of the Northern Sun and the Polar Star KSUA (915 FM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Educational format Both of these organizations are funded by a percentage of the $35 student fee collected by the association, and are managed wholly by students at UAF. Besides funding, though, they are operated independent of the student government.