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Commonwealth North debate: “How Permanent is Permanent?”

On April 1, 2020, Commonwealth North hosted a debate “How Permanent is Permanent?” between Ralph Townsend (ISER Director) and Craig Richards (chair of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees and former Alaska Attorney General.)  Because of the COVID-19 restrictions on meetings, the debate was conducted via Zoom. […]

2020-04-06T09:29:22-08:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

COVID-19’s impact on the Alaska economy

Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi has completed an initial estimate of the possible impact of the COVID-19 business closures on the Alaska economy. To develop those estimates, he focused upon the impacts on the three most directly affected industries: leisure and hospitality, retail, and transportation. He estimated that the direct and indirect […]

2020-04-06T09:34:53-08:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

CAEPR researchers testify about teacher turnover to the Alaska Legislature

On Wednesday, March 18, Dr. Dayna DeFeo, Director of the Center for Alaska Education Policy Research, and Dr. Diane Hirshberg, Professor of Education Policy, testified to the Alaska Legislature’s House Education Committee. Their testimony wove together major findings from seven CAEPR research studies to explore teacher supply, demand, retention, turnover, […]

2020-03-20T11:12:58-08:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Diane Hirshberg interviewed about transition to teaching online

Faculty member Diane Hirshberg was interviewed by the High North News about challenges facing educators and students across the Circumpolar North as schools and universities are asked to move their teaching online.

2020-03-19T12:05:29-08:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , |

Jen Schmidt Talks MicroFEWs Project

The Institute of Social and Economic Research’s (ISER) Dr. Jen Schmidt, alongside co-author Dr. Erin Whitney (Alaska Center for Energy and Power), have an article featured in the recent edition of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States’ (ARCUS) Witness Community Highlights. The article, “MicroFEWs”: Exploring the Impacts […]

2020-03-10T10:49:03-08:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Long-term benefits to Indigenous communities: Evaluating the Red Dog Mine

A new paper by ISER faculty, Professors Matt Berman, Bob Loeffler, and Jennifer Schmidt, describes some of the long-term effects of the Red Dog Mine on local workers and communities.  The researchers used a unique data set to follow workers at the Red Dog Mine from local villages for 14 […]

2020-03-06T08:26:25-09:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: News|

ISER Researchers Present at AlaskaCAN! Conference

The Institute of Social and Economic Research’s (ISER) Dr. Dayna DeFeo alongside ISER researcher, Trang Tran, and Associate Vice Provost for Workforce Development at the University of Alaska (UA) Statewide, Teri Cothren, presented at the 6th Annual AlaskaCAN! Conference in Anchorage last week. The theme of this year’s conference […]

2020-03-03T16:10:38-09:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: CAEPR, News|Tags: , , |

Kevin Berry Speaks with APM and KTUU on Coronavirus

The Institute of Social and Economic Research’s Professor Kevin Berry recently discussed the coronavirus with both Alaska Public Media and KTUU. He says the oil, fishing, tourism and cargo industries may be especially susceptible to the effects of the outbreak. […]

2020-02-13T10:09:10-09:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

ISER Researchers Discuss Cancer Education in Rural Alaska

Drs. Katie Cueva and Jen Schmidt of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) traveled to Northwest Arctic Alaska to discuss cancer education for high school students. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the state, and Alaska Native people bear a disproportionate burden of mortality and cancer […]

2020-02-05T09:43:38-09:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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