Graduates celebrate at the University of Alaska Anchorage commencement ceremony at Sullivan Arena Sunday, May 5, 2013, some students decorated their graduation caps, student speaker Kelsey Waldorf addresses her graduating class, and biology graduate Paul Raines, right, embraces his wife Heather and 2-year-old son Liam. Happy summer!
The University of Alaska Anchorage debates the team from Harvard at the Bear Tooth Theater Thursday, April 25, 2013.
Mike Birbiglia does his spoken word at Wendy Williamson on Friday, April 19, 2013.
University of Alaska Anchorage alumna Delphine Atu-Tetuh, at her home in Anchorage Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2013, was born in the West African nation of Cameroon and received a B.S. in Nursing Science in 2007.
A FedEx 727 cargo plane landed at Merrill Field in Anchorage Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2013, the largest aircraft ever to do so. Fedex donated the now retired plane to the University of Alaska Anchorage’s aviation program.
University of Alaska Anchorage brand launch night at the UAA versus UAF basketball game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
University of Alaska Anchorage alumnae Dia Matteson poses for a portrait with her French bulldog “Mister French” at the House of Harley-Davidson in Anchorage Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Matteson, 26, took over as president and director of Motorcycle Times Inc., which owns dealerships in Anchorage, Soldotna and Wasilla, from her father Barry after he retired in June 2012. She graduated Magna Cum Lad with a Bachelors in Business Administration Management in 2008 and a Masters in Business Administration in 2012.
Black History Month kickoff event at the student union at the University of Alaska Anchorage Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.
Prof. Anthony Paris of Mechanical Engineering poses for a portrait at the School of Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Paris invented a spinal rod-bending tool for surgeons to use during spinal surgery. The rod-bender is made of sterilizable material and can be used one-handed, allowing the surgeon to hold the rod in the other hand during surgery.
Stickleback fish research at the University of Alaska Anchorage Environment and Natural Resources Institute Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. PhD student James Willacker, third photo from top, who has worked with ENRI Faculty Fellow Dr. Frank von Hippel, second from top, is conducting research on the ecological differences between stickleback that feed in the shallow parts of a lake (benthic) and stickleback that feed in deeper waters (limnetic). The specimens are collected from lakes in Alaska, dried and catalogued, and eventually frozen with liquid nitrogen (sixth photo from top) and pulverized into powder. Willacker uses stable isotope techniques (ENRI has its own Stable Isotope Lab) to study the diets of the fish to determine things like mercury levels and how dietary differences influence the evolution of head shape.