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April 2019

Lecture: Dante’s 9th circle of hell is ice

Monday, Apr 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm4:00 pm

Something to keep in mind when studying light and algae in polar ocean ecosystems  Samuel Laney, PhDAssociate Scientist, Biology Dept, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Numerous unusual aspects of marine photosynthetic ecology are found in polar oceans, one of which is the spatial juxtaposition of two distinctly different algal ecosystems: those living in sea ice, and those living in the water column below. These two systems have historically been treated separately, studied by two largely distinct research communities, yet they compete…

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March 2019

IARC Salon- Conservation of Arctic ecosystems

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Akasofu 417 United States

Please join the International Arctic Research Center for our March IARC Salon – Conservation of Arctic marine ecosystems. Come hear perspectives and insights from Nicole Misarti of the Water and Environmental Research Center and marine ecologists Donna Hauser of IARC and Gay Sheffield of Nome Sea Grant. Light refreshments will be served.

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Japan – U.S. Arctic Science Collaboration 2019

Monday, Mar 4, 2019 at 9:00 amSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Japan - U.S. Arctic Science Collaboration: Reflections on the Past Two Decades and Future Opportunities. March 2019, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. Download agenda and presentations

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February 2019

IARC Salon- Project leadership & management in research

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States

Please join the International Arctic Research Center for our first IARC Salon this semester – Project leadership & management in research. Come hear perspectives and insights from Pips Veazey, Alaska EPSCoR; Michael Castellini, UAF Graduate School and UArctic; and Rosemary Madnick, Office of Grants and Contracts Administration. Light refreshments will be served.

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Science for Alaska Lecture: Will defrosting the “icebox” lead to more summer wildfires in Alaska?

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Raven Landing Center, 1222 Cowles St.
Fairbanks, 99701 United States
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Randi Jandt will give a Science for Alaska lecture titled Will defrosting the "icebox" lead to more summer wildfires in Alaska? Jandt is an ecologist from the Alaska Fire Science Consortium, based at University of Alaska-Fairbanks' International Arctic Research Center.  She has a MS in Wildlife Management from UAF and 30 yrs field experience in Alaska as a fire ecologist, wildlife biologist and sometimes firefighter. In her current part-time posting with UAF she works with research groups from all over the…

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January 2019

My 60-year research life at UAF

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States
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Syun-Ichi Akasofu will give a presentation on his research philosophy Thursday, Jan. 24, from 1-2 p.m. in Akasofu 401. “My research begins when I find observed facts which are inconsistent, contradictory or wrong in well-established theories,” he said. A professor emeritus of physics, Akasofu was the director of the Geophysical Institute from 1986 to 1999 and the founding director of the International Arctic Research Center from its establishment in 1998 until January 2007. For more information email Heather MacFarland at hrmcfarland@alaska.edu.

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December 2018

IARC First Friday

Dec 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm6:30 pm
Akasofu lobby

Join us for First Friday at the International Arctic Research Center in the Akasofu Building lobby. Artists include researchers, staff and friends of UAF West Ridge research groups. North Star String will provide live music starting at 3:15 pm. Contributors include: Hot Time in Cold Places by Margaret Rudolf and Matthew Sturm Chukchi Ecosystem Observatory by Claudine Hauri and Klara Maisch Fairbanks Sogetsu Class by Maiko Iwahana, Ronald Inouye, Hisako Suzuki Ito and Lucy Smyth Christina Buffington Jessie Young-Robertson Kimberly Cox Ned…

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IARC salon: Communicating science at AGU

Dec 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm3:30 pm
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States
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Join us for the December IARC Salon seminar on science communication at AGU. Experienced presenters John Walsh and Ned Rozell will give tips and tricks for giving a great science talk. John Walsh Ned Rozell There will also be time to get tips and feedback on your AGU flash talk or poster spiel

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November 2018

IARC Salon: Mental health in the sciences

Nov 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States
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The November IARC Salon, IARC salon- mental health, will take place Thursday, Nov. 15, from 2-3 p.m. in Akasofu 401. Come hear perspectives and insights from Kaja Brix, Jessie Young-Robertson and Gunnar Ebbesson on mental health in a science career. Questions during the event are strongly encouraged and welcomed. Light refreshments will be served. For those who can’t make it in person: Join Hangouts Meet: meet.google.com/hyx-dmdx-uhh Join by phone: 931-805-5537‬ (PIN: ‪141 278 648‬#) For more information, email Heather McFarland at hrmcfarland@alaska.edu.

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October 2018

IARC Salon- Using social media in the sciences

Oct 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States
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Please join the International Arctic Research Center for our first IARC Salon this academic year - Using social media in the sciences. Come hear how Brian Brettschneider, Rick Thoman, Kristin Timm, and Andrew Cassel use social media to further and support science communication and outreach. Light refreshments will be served.  

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