Recent Submissions

  • Tradition and Transition on the Seward Peninsula: Bridging the Gap Between Potential Mining Development and Indigenous Livelihoods

    Akogun, Ridwan (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2024-05-01)
    Alaska’s Seward Peninsula communities are at a pivotal intersection of natural resource development and Indigenous subsistence livelihoods. As the demand for graphite, a vital component in the transition towards a decarbonized economy increases, a proposal has been made to establish a large graphite mine 60km North of Nome. Thus, these communities find themselves at the forefront of balancing economic development with environmental stewardship and cultural preservation. There remains a notable policy gap in accounting for the impacts of extractive industries on livelihoods in this region and this research integrates specific spatial and temporal land-use data to inform adaptive recommendations.
  • Integrated Land Use Planning for Sustainable Communities on the Seward Peninsula; An Assessment of Potential Mining Development and Indigenous Livelihoods

    Akogun, Ridwan (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2024-05-01)
    Graphite is a critical mineral in pursuing the goal of “decarbonizing the economy” in the U.S. and currently, the U.S. imports 100% of its graphite from other countries. The most significant demand driver for graphite is lithium-ion batteries, which powers carbon-free technologies to reduce global warming. The recent discovery of a substantial, high-grade graphite deposit in Alaska’s Seward Peninsula has triggered the proposal of a large-scale graphite mining project and generated immense government support for local production. It is critical to examine the potential socio-economic and environmental impacts of the proposed mining project on project- zone communities of Nome, Teller, Brevig Mission and Mary’s Igloo. Existing literature reveals the correlation between mining impacts and their spatial extent, species susceptibility, intensity, and public health implications for communities. This study’s methodology includes spatial analysis of 20-year subsistence and sport harvest data of important species from reporting zones or UCUs (Uniform Coding Units) and rivers on Alaska’s Seward Peninsula, to determine critical harvest locations and estimate their degree of overlap with 1-, 5-, and 10-mile buffers of mining impact extent. We evaluated socio-economic impacts through local employment estimates, royalties and tax structures, and compensation to Native organizations and relevant stakeholders. Analysis shows overlap with habitats and migratory routes of important species and Areas of Critical Environmental Concerns (ACEC), as well as economic opportunities for local communities. Estimating cumulative impacts of the proposed large-scale mine is critical for effective resource management planning and policymaking in the Seward Peninsula in the face of “green transition”.
  • How much does Alaska spend on K-12 education? Research Summary

    DeFeo, Dayna Jean; Berman, Matthew; Hill, Alexandra; Hirshberg, Diane (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2019-09-30)
    Education funding in Alaska, as in most states, is one of the largest allocations in the state operating budget. In 2017, Alaska’s K-12 per-pupil spending was $17,838, which is 46% higher than the national average. However, a lot of things in Alaska are expensive relative to national averages: healthcare, food, and energy, to name just a few. In this paper we adjusted Alaska’s data from the US Census Bureau 2017 Annual Survey of School System Finances to state and national cost indices, and find that Alaska’s per-pupil expenditures are on par with national averages. As many drivers of Alaska’s education costs extend beyond education policy, we caution against cuts that leave districts with few choices but to diminish the teacher workforce by eliminating positions or hiring lower quality teachers with less competitive salaries.
  • Nonconsensual Contact, Repeated Nonconsensual Contact, and Fear: Findings from the 2020 Alaska Victimization Survey

    Shimizu, Rei; Myrstol, Brad A. (Alaska Justice Information Center, 2024-03-22)
    Using data from the 2020 Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS), this report examines nonconsensual contact, repeated nonconsensual contact, and the fear felt by those who experience nonconsensual and repeated nonconsensual contact. All percentages included in the report are weighted. Hence, the data is representative of population estimates, namely noninstitutionalized English-speaking adult women residing in Alaska.
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1987

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1987-05-07
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1987
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1985

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1985-05-09
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1985
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1984

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1984-05-11
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1984
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1973

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1973-05-11
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1973
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1972

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1972-05-05
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1972
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1971

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1971-05-09
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1971
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1970

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1970-05-08
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1970
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1968

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1968-05-10
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1968
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. April 1966

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1966-04-15
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. April 1966
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. April 1965

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1965-06-23
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. April 1965
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1964

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1964-05-08
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1964
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1963

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1963-05-17
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1963
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1962

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1962-05-18
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1962
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1961

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1961-05-19
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1961
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1960

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1960-05-27
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1960
  • Anchorage Community College Commencement Program. May 1959

    University of Alaska Anchorage, 1959-05-27
    These official programs are distributed to attendees of the annual commencement ceremonies. The programs include the event schedule as well as the degrees and honors awarded, listing recipients of the degrees and honors. May 1959

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