UAS Digest

Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tidal Echoes receives funding

Assistant professor of English Emily Wall received a $5,000 award from the ConocoPhillips/BP Fund at the University of Alaska Foundation to support the publication of Tidal Echoes, the annual UAS literary and arts journal. Primary support for the journal comes from the Chancellor's Special Projects Fund. Of the UA Foundation award, Wall writes, "This extra money will allow us to do some extra things with the journal for the next few years." Tidal Echoes accepts work from full-time residents of Southeast Alaska, reserving a portion of each issue for contributions from UAS students. The next issue of Tidal Echoes, Emily Wall's fourth, will have its official launch on April 2, 2011. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1. For submission guidelines, visit

Ward, Duke present literacy paper

Jennifer Ward, associate professor of library science, presented a paper, "Information Literacy in Alaska's Remote Indigenous Communities: Teachers' Rural Voices" at the The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Satellite Conference on Information Literacy in Gothenbu, Sweden on Aug. 9. The IFLA is a global body representing libraries and the information profession which holds annual conferences around the world. The paper was co-submitted with Dr. Thomas Duke, UAS associate professor of education.

Tallmon obtains sustainability funding

Associate professor of biology Dr. David Tallmon was successful in obtaining $78,000 in funding for a multi-year study from the Sustainable Salmon Fund of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Tallmon will be recruiting a Ph. D. student from UAF and an undergraduate student from UAS to study climate change impacts on salmon and trout run timing in Auke Creek, which empties into Auke Lake, immediately adjacent to the Juneau campus. The award will support his team's efforts to provide the first analysis of data gathered over a period of 30 to 40 years. It has been observed that pink salmon appear to out-migrate earlier and return to Auke Creek earlier each year. Data sets ready for analysis also include sockeye salmon, coho, cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden.

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