News Releases

May 13, 2013
 The 2013 Polar Sea Ice Field Course is underway in Barrow, Alaska. The course introduces graduate students to the main field techniques used in sea-ice studies of an inter-disciplinary nature (geophysical, biological, geochemical). The 10-day course will include instruction on the sea ice, field experiments, lab analysis and more. As part of the course, students have developed a blog to...
April 1, 2013
Twenty-five years of monitoring and studying Alaska’s volcanoes by the Alaska Volcano Observatory have improved global understanding of how volcanoes work and how to live safely with volcanic eruptions. Timely warnings from AVO throughout its 25-year history have helped reduce the impact of erupting volcanoes, protecting lives, property, and economic well-being. On April 1, the Alaska...
March 28, 2013
The September leaves of boreal trees in Gail Priday’s backyard swirled in a mass of orange against the gray sky. The image is now captured in Priday’s oil painting, called “Backyard,” which will be one of the many artworks featured in “Views of the Boreal Forest,” a First Friday art show.“The subject matter of the boreal forest is so limitless to me,” Priday, a fine arts graduate student at...
March 21, 2013
Annie Worden and Kristen Rahilly, graduate students in Volcanology at the Geophysical Institute, provided a rich, educational experience for a group of girls aged 8 to 11. 
On March 20, the girls visited the Volcano Monitoring Room, examined volcanic rock fragments, watched footage of an erupting Stromboli Volcano and learned about the Redoubt Volcano eruption of 1989 that served as the...
March 19, 2013
 The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Natural Science and Mathematics will showcase the role of the ocean in the retreat of Arctic Sea Ice this week. Seminars will be held in the Geophysical Institute Globe Room and Elvey Auditorium. On March 19th and 20th, the Sydney Chapman Chair and the International Arctic Research Center will present an Untersteiner Lecture & Discussion...
February 25, 2013
 Please join Professor Anupma Prakash Wednesday, February 27 at the College Coffeehouse to learn about and discuss the art and science behind satellite images. The satellite images will be from a collection called “Earth as Art.” The U.S. Geological Survey created the collection by digitally coloring some of their satellite images to show how textures and patterns in landscapes can convey...
October 22, 2012
MapTeach has given its web presence a whole new look. Check out the easy-to-use functionality of the site here. MapTEACH, short for "Mapping Technology Experiences with Alaska’s Community Heritage," is a place-based educational program and curriculum for middle and high school teachers and students focused on understanding the local landscape from multiple perspectives and on learning to make and...
September 24, 2012
A former Geophysical Institute graduate student earned a prestigious teaching award in Australia. Leslie Almberg received her doctorate in volcanology just a few short years ago and is now faculty at Curtin University in Western Australia. She was the recent recipient of the Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - Early Career.  According to Almberg, "This is a highly...
September 12, 2012
 Alaska’s IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society is announcing an upcoming lecture of its Luncheon Lecture Series on:“Remote Sensing of the Last Frontier” The luncheon will be hosted at theFairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, 4477 Pikes Landing Road, Fairbanks, AK Friday October 5, 2012 from 11:30am – 1pmfeaturing a talk byDr. Paul A Rosen, Section Manager at the Jet...
August 9, 2012
  By GI Assistant Research Professor David Fee Monitoring volcanic eruptions in Alaska is often challenging due to the remoteness of many of the volcanoes in the region, making a local monitoring network difficult to establish and maintain. Cloudy weather also regularly hinders the ability of satellites to detect eruptions. Recent studies have demonstrated how infrasound, or low...