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Steller Experimental Economics Workshop

It is Monday morning two weeks before summer vacation, and the Steller Secondary students in Mr. Ken Varee’s social studies classroom are shouting. This behavior takes place under the encouraging supervision of UAA economics professors Kyle Hampton and Jim Murphy and research assistant/former student Dan Allen. These students are the lucky few who secured positions in the Experimental Economics Workshop, a special course focusing on the participatory use of economics.

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The consortium library inspires in every way

I just got back from Australia. Okay, not really. Actually, I was in the UAA / APU Consortium Library, the building that looks like a gigantic bakery muffin, particularly when there’s snow on the ground. Warm, earthy oranges and reds draw the visitor in; the walls curve, ending at a spectacular wall of glass rising three stories.

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Unraveling the mystery of language

Research is uncovering how babies learn language and the findings are astonishing. In this guest post, Best Beginnings Executive Director Abbe Hensley recounts an Alaska visit from a leading brain development researcher.

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