News Releases

December 14, 2016
This week, GI and UAF scientists are with colleagues from around the world at one of the globe’s largest scientific conferences, the American Geophysical Union’s 2016 fall meeting. Researchers, both faculty and students, are presenting their work and meeting with collaborators and funding agencies. UAF PIO Jeff Richardson is blogging about GI and other UAF researchers’ presentations and other...
November 4, 2013
Still want a Geophysical Institute hoodie, but never placed your order? Well, now is the chance to pick one up! The GI Director's Office has a limited number of hoodies for sale. There youth sizes through 3XL available in a variety of colors. All sizes are $35 each.  If the Director's Office doesn't have the size you're looking for, don't worry. You can place your desired size and color...
July 30, 2013
GI hoodies are available for puchase until Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Sizes Youth through 4XL are available for $35 each. There are three colors to choose from - pink, blue and gray. 


Although anyone can purchase a hoodie, shipping charges will apply for those not available to pick-up their order here at the Geophysical Institute. Call 907-474-6742 or email gistaff@gi.alaska.edu with questions...
May 24, 2013
 Fourteen GeeWiz team members, representing the Geophysical Institute, showed their support for the American Heart Association by raising more than $12,200 and participating in the 2013 Heart Walk in Fairbanks.  The GeeWiz team raised the most money among the UAF teams and was the second-best at fundraising among all teams in the city.  The condensed 1-mile walk took...
March 20, 2013
  All Geophysical Institute faculty and staff are invited to join GI Director Robert McCoy for the annual Geophysical Institute’s "State of the Union Address." The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the Elvey Auditorium. There will be an audio/visual link to the Globe Room to accommodate any overflow. The presentation is slated to last one hour. Be sure to...
February 28, 2013
By Ned Rozell  Sometimes, after idling in the sky for hours as a greenish glow, the aurora catches fire, erupting toward the magnetic north pole in magnificent chaos that can last for three hours. “Substorms,” as space physicists call them, can happen two or three times each night.  The man who came up with that name half a century ago has, with a former student he once...
January 24, 2013
 Geophysical Institute hoodies are on sale for a limited time. Youth and adult-sized hooded sweatshirts are available in royal blue with the GI logo. Place your order online and then pay in person in the GI Directors Office in Elvey 601. Orders should be in by Friday, February 8.  Click here to visit CustomInk, the online ordering system. All sweatshirts will be delivered to...
December 10, 2012
  Announcing: The International Scientific Symposium of Students and Young Scientists: “Problems of Geology and Subsurface Development” in Honor of Academician M. A. Usov April 1 – 5, 2013 Institute of Natural Resource, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia Information and application directions here.           
November 5, 2012
 On November 2, 2012, Professor Emeritus Carl Benson was the first recipient of the new Roger Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. Benson’s sustained commitment to the Geophysical Institute and research success are a model worth emulation. Benson’s award was presented by longtime friend and colleague Professor Emeritus Glenn Shaw at the Annual Banquet held at the Westmark Gold Room. Shaw’s...
October 25, 2012
A number of awards will be presented to Geophysical Institute faculty, staff and students on November 2, 2012, including the new Roger Smith Award. In addition to the award presentations, GI Director Bob McCoy will provide a state of the Geophysical Institute address and highlights from across the GI will be shared at the event. Heavy hors' d'oeuvres, a no-host bar and door prizes are all part of...