- University of Alaska System
name = University of Alaska
motto = "Ad Summum"
(Latin, "To the Highest Point")
established = 1917
type = Public,
Mark R. Hamilton
city = Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau
students = 35,000
nickname = University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves, (NCAA Divisions I and II) [http://www.goseawolves.com/]
University of Alaska Nanooks (NCAA Divisions I and II) [http://www.alaskananooks.com/]
affiliations = CUSID
website = [http://www.alaska.edu/ www.alaska.edu]
The University of Alaska is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university founded in 1917 in Fairbanks,
The UA System consists of three main
universities, each with several satellite campuses in smaller communities. They are:
University of Alaska Fairbanks, the first and flagship campus;
University of Alaska Anchorage, the largest campus; and
University of Alaska Southeast(whose main campus is in the state capital of Juneau).Nearly 33,000 students attend classes between the three campuses.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is home to the world-famous
Geophysical Institute, which operates both the Poker Flat Research Range(the only collegiate rocket range in the country) and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, home to the only Craysupercomputer in the Arctic region.
The University of Alaska schools are relatively small, but do have several world-class departments. At UAF, these are most notably the
geologydepartment and those natural sciences which take advantage of UA's unique location, including atmospheric sciencesand wildlife biology. At UAS, the School of Management has extended its degree programs state-wide with an innovative asynchronous distance delivery model well suited for the vast distances of "The Last Frontier." Reflecting the state's small population, the land granted to the UA system is the second-smallest grant in the country, leading only Rhode Island. [cite web
last = Johnsen
first = James
title = Reengaging the University: A Case Study of the University of Alaska, 1998-2002
publisher = University of California Berkeley
url = http://www.commonwealthnorth.org/uastudy/reengaging.html
format = HTML
access date = 2007-01-31.]
The University of Alaska campuses compete on a national level in several sports, both in the NAIA and
NCAA. The University of Alaska Fairbanks has won several NCAA championships in competition shooting, while the University of Alaska Anchorage hosts the famous Great Alaska Shootouteach fall in men's basketball. UAF's men's hockeyteam also plays at the Carlson Center, one of the very few Olympic-sized hockey rinks in North America; UAA's men's hockey team plays at the other Olympic-sized hockey rink in Alaska, the even larger Sullivan Arenain Anchorage.
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
* University of Alaska Southeast
* [http://www.alaska.edu University of Alaska system website]
* [http://www.anycollege.com/details.cfm?id=11273&page=feature AnyCollege.com Profile]
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