News Releases

March 3, 2011
For Immediate ReleaseFAIRBANKS, Alaska—The University of Alaska Fairbanks has renamed a 46-acre research site in honor of its visionary and developer, Jack Townshend. The Jack Townshend College International Geophysical Observatory is a network of eight state-of-the-art facilities that collect geomagnetic, seismic and geophysical data to support research at the Geophysical...
March 3, 2011
For Immediate ReleaseOn Monday, Nov. 29 the University of Alaska Fairbanks held a workshop on the International Polar Year (IPY) at the Geophysical Institute. At the workshop faculty pooled ideas for possible roles UAF would take in IPY, designated from 2007—2008. During this year, scientists from around the world will conduct research to better understand all aspects of the Earth's...
March 3, 2011
For Immediate ReleaseFrom the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh, to the biblical story of Noah and the flood, history is steeped in stories about an ancient, catastrophic flood that changed the world. Dr. Walter C. Pitman III, a geophysicist from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, has found evidence of a gigantic flood that took place 7,600 years ago in the...
March 3, 2011
For Immediate ReleaseFAIRBANKS, Alaska—The University of Alaska Fairbanks is revitalizing the West Ridge area of campus with an ambitious green space project. The university will celebrate the dedication of West Ridge Plaza on Monday, May 19, 2008, from 1 to 2 p.m.What was once a road and parking area is being transformed into a greenway bisected by Koyukuk Drive. The revived...
March 3, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEach year more than 20 kids head to Alaska through the Make a Wish Foundation, usually to take part in summer activities. But this year, things are operating a bit differently. Chelsea Hodges, a teenager from Virginia, is traveling across the continent to see the aurora in Alaska’s Interior during the heart of winter.The Geophysical Institute (GI) and affiliated staff have...
March 2, 2011
For Immediate ReleaseThe Geophysical Institute welcomes Kathryn Moran, an associate professor of ocean engineering and oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, to discuss findings from the 2004 Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX) in a free public lecture on October 13. Cores collected from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program's ACEX mission are surprising many who believed the...
March 2, 2011
For Immediate ReleaseThe Geophysical Institute, the Alaska Geological Society and ConocoPhillips welcome Kathryn Moran, an associate professor of ocean engineering and oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, to discuss findings from the 2004 Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX) in a free public lecture on October 14. Cores collected from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program's...