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Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi

Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi Testifies before the House and Senate Finance Committees

Perhaps the most interesting set of hearings during the week of March 4th was the House and Senate Finance Committee’s review of the projected economic impacts of the Governor’s proposed FY20 budget. The committees separately engaged economists from state agencies, the Governor’s office, and UAA’s Institute of Social & Economic Research to assess the economic impact budget cuts will have. 

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Professor John Duffy receiving an honorary doctorate

John Duffy Receives Honorary Doctorate from National University of Mongolia

The School of International Relations and Public Administration (SIRPA) at the National University of Mongolia (NUM) conveyed an honorary doctorate to Professor John Duffy, Ph.D., of the University of Alaska Anchorage, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

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Diane Sleszynski and Willie Hensley

Diane Sleszynski Came a Long Way to take Willie Hensley's Class

Diane Sleszynski's commute from Lutz, Florida, to Anchorage is 3,700 miles one way and takes roughly 20 hours, and that’s if the layovers are generous. Despite the hefty price tag and time commitment, Sleszynski is more than happy to pay it.

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ISER’s Jennifer Schmidt Presents at Arctic Frontiers in Norway

ISER’s Jennifer Schmidt gave presentations at the recent Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromso, Norway on the role of technology in remote Arctic communities and how harvesting wood for fuel impacts subsistence.

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Nils Rygaard

Hockey Captain and Management Major Nils Rygaard Featured in Green & Gold

Nils Rygaard’s comfort as a leader extends beyond the ice and into the classroom as a business management major with an economics minor. While the boardroom is almost certain to follow, he will already have had years of experience adapting his hockey captain approach for positions outside of the rink.

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