News Releases

October 19, 2012
 Last year about 186 out of nearly 4,000 employees at the Unviersity of Alaska Fairbanks contributed to the United Way Campaign. This year, Chancellor Brian Rogers formed a United Way Cabinet to help increase campus participation for the United Way campaign. Would you like to contribute? Your help can come by donation, but also by helping to spread the word on the campaign. As employees...
October 9, 2012
    Geophysical Institute Pumpkin Carving ContestWhat:  The 2nd Annual Geophysical Institute Pumpkin Carving ContestWhen:  Tuesday, October 30thWhere:  Globe Room (Elvey Building, room 215) on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.Who:  Anyone can participate; there will be two categories to separate entries made by youth (ages 12 and under) and adults (13...
September 26, 2012
 Apache Alaska Corporation is sharing its Cook Inlet 3-D seismic data with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) to better identify seismic hazards in Southcentral Alaska. UAF’s Geophysical Institute has begun the process of accepting and processing the data and will begin modeling...
September 21, 2012
 Stakeholders to set goals for unmanned aircraft in Alaska FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 21, 2012 CONTACT: Amy Hartley, GI information officer, 907-474-5823, amy.hartley@gi.alaska.edu Fairbanks, Alaska—Unmanned aircraft systems couple innovative design and construction to assist business, science and the military. They can even help ensure public safety. Alaska offers a vast...
September 10, 2012
 Geophysical Institute Director Bob McCoy addresses the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 4. McCoy informed those attending about the various aspects of GI research and his plans to reach out to the Fairbanks community, especially forging partnerships to create an aurorium in the borough. Listen to Alaska Public Radion Network coverage on this topic here. ...
August 6, 2012
 In late July, Jeff Freymueller was named as the new Alaska Volcano Observatory Coordinating Scientist. The decision was made among administrators with the Geophysical Institute, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. Freymueller is currently a professor of geophysics. He joined the Geophysical Institute faculty in 1995. He earned his...
August 6, 2012
 Cathy Cahill, an associate professor of atmospheric chemistry, is the new leader of the Atmospheric Sciences group at the Geophysical Institute. Her research focuses on atmospheric aerosols and their impacts on visibility, global climate and human health. Cahill's been with the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 1998. Cahill is assuming the leadership role for the group as the position...
July 24, 2012
 Geophysical Institute Director Bob McCoy announced the appointment of Richard Collins as a new GI Associate Director. Collins will assist the director with the development of new opportunities for GI, including the burgeoning unmanned aircraft program. This appointment will be quarter time, effective July 2012.  Collins is an associate professor in the GI's Atmospheric Sciences...
July 9, 2012
 Order the new GI T-shirt today! Youth and adult sizes available for $22 per shirt. Place your size and quantity order online at: http://www.customink.com/signup/16mkjsxn. Pay with cash or check in the Director's Office, Elvey 601. Order by Monday, July 23. Questions? Email Stevie at skseibert@alaska.edu or call x5229.