first_imgLearn About NSIDCThe National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.About NSIDCField WorkScientistsEventsContactsMembers of the press: Contact [email protected] or+1 303.492.1497General public and data users:Contact User Services or+1 303.492.6199 CU Boulder will host the central office for the NNA, partnering with APU and UAF to serve Alaska and the broader Arctic. Each organization will bring many strengths to the office. The CU Boulder team includes research specialists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR). APU, a Tribally controlled, Alaska Native-serving institution, will implement a Community Extension Office for Arctic communities, facilitating local and regional research partnerships to address community-defined issues and ensuring NNA research integrates Indigenous cultures, knowledge systems and research needs. UAF will host an Education and Outreach Field Office to facilitate connections among teachers and students, NNA researchers and communities across Alaska to maintain coordinated, culturally appropriate and place-based education and outreach activities. “This office will bring people together to identify new ways to understand the holistic nature of Arctic systems, to learn from Arctic peoples who are adapting on the frontlines of change and to envision new and creative approaches to sharing knowledge across cultures and worldviews,” said Matthew Druckenmiller, director of the NNA-CO and scientist at CU Boulder’s National Snow and Ice Data Center. “Our diverse and dedicated team acknowledges the scale and responsibility of what we’re looking to do, which is to promote new ways of partnering—ways that are equitable and that unite us in our work toward a more resilient Arctic.” “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other universities on Arctic research, and look forward to serving as a hub for Indigenous engagement,” said Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson (Yup’ik), president of Alaska Pacific University. “At APU, we are committed to honoring Alaska’s Indigenous heritage and preparing the next generation of Alaska’s leaders. Collaborative community-based research in the Arctic will benefit our country and our region, as well as our students and their communities. When it comes to research, Indigenous peoples often use the phrase, ‘Nothing about us without us is for us.’ We look forward to sharing our knowledge and passion for our homelands with our university partners as we collectively develop and support the goals of the NSF NNA Community Office.” Successful NNA-CO development and activities will create an integrated and diverse network of researchers, Arctic communities, and other partners that are working together to tackle the pressing challenges created by an Arctic in profound transition. The result will be stronger connections between Arctic communities and the Arctic research community, a research enterprise that is highly responsive to a rapidly changing environment and a more integrated, equitable and resilient path forward for NSF Arctic activities. Navigating the New Arctic projects work to improve understanding of Arctic change and its impacts through convergence research, a unique approach to research that relies on the merging of ideas from different areas of expertise, including Indigenous knowledge. In the case of the NNA program, these different perspectives are necessary to inform the economy, security, and resilience of the U.S. and circumpolar Arctic.center_img Press Release1 February 2021Universities establish community office for a national Arctic research initiativeAs climate change warms the Arctic more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, new challenges abound for the communities that live in the region, including food sovereignty, coastal erosion, increasing shipping traffic and more. The National Science Foundation’s Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) initiative aims to improve our understanding of the rapid, dramatic changes taking place in the region in order to better mitigate these challenges. Beginning February 1, 2021, Alaska Pacific University (APU), the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) will host the Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO). Over the next five years, these universities will work together to provide leadership and support to researchers and Arctic communities to address this region’s biggest climate-related threats.Researchers walk together on winter shorefast sea ice in the Chukchi Sea. Credit: M.L. Druckenmiller | High-resolution image “We have an opportunity with this NNA-CO office to listen and engage broadly on the diverse perspectives that exist on topics such as co-production of knowledge and how to ensure that Arctic research is relevant, recognizes past issues and takes thoughtful and appropriate steps to build new relationships,” said Dr. Carlo. One of the first actions of the NNA-CO will be to assess barriers and opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has imposed substantial and sustained constraints on Arctic communities and researchers, though in very different ways. The community office will support the goals of NNA by focusing on four key areas: co-production of knowledge with Indigenous Peoples, convergence research, culturally responsive education and outreach, and open science. The NNA-CO will work to increase recognition of Indigenous knowledge and data sovereignty as well as promote inclusive and collaborative research design and implementation. Research and Indigenous advisory boards, facilitated by Dr. Nikoosh Carlo (Koyukon Athabascan), will guide the NNA-CO, offering expertise and advice on tackling both persistent and emerging challenges to collaborative, equitable and action-oriented research.  More information about the NNA-CO and its team can be found here. News relevant to the NNA-CO will be shared via Twitter @ArcticTogether. Read the NSF announcement here. last_img read more

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.His stats so far this season won’t wow anyone — 4.8 points, three assists per game — but Ulis has quickly become a fan favorite because of the way he plays: hard and fast. And smooth. The Cats’ offense operates efficiently with him on the floor. In fact, an ESPN statistical analysis showed that Kentucky averages 10 more points per 100 possessions and shoots 19 percent better from 3-point range with him on the court.He’s 9 of 18 from deep and has one more steal than turnovers this season. While he plays only about half of every game running the second platoon, Ulis’ per-34-minute averages are more impressive: 8.3 points, 6.4 assists. 2.5 steals and 2.1 turnovers. He likes the regular substitutions, though, “because we’re bringing in fresh bodies every time and everyone’s playing as hard as they can.”There’s the trouble for UCLA on Saturday.“When guys get tired,” Ulis said, “that gives me my opportunity to create steals.”He’d take it very much as a compliment if you told him that relentless approach makes him a bona fide Chicago baller. Those guys have characteristics in common.“Tough, will do anything to get the job done, just wants to win,” he said. “I consider myself a Chicago player, an Ohio player. I’m from both … and it just made me who I am today. It was just growing up on the playgrounds, playing against older guys, having to be tough.”Adam Himmelsbach | Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis has special ‘it’Tough is trying to get enough tickets to accommodate all the friends and family who want to come to this homecoming game. Ulis had six as of Thursday before practice and he was rounding up a few more from teammates’ allotment.“I can’t wait to get back home, play in front of the home crowd. It’s going to be exciting,” said Ulis, who vows not to try too hard to impress. He averages fewer than four field-goal attempts per game, so “that definitely helps, because I’m not looked at as a scorer. It’s not like I’m gonna come out and jack 20 shots up and miss 15.”He plans to dish and defend, just like any other game.Calipari knows better. He likes to say he’s never had a player do well in a homecoming game — which is almost true. He thinks it’ll be a “hard deal” for Ulis, too. But the little guy might be different.“The one thing I thing I think we can expect him to do is play hard and compete and battle,” Calipari said, “because that’s who he is.”It’s also where he’s from.Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. TODAY’S GAME UCLA VS. NO. 1 KENTUCKY 3:30 p.m., ChicagoTV: CBS Radio: WHAS-840 and WAKY-103.5 LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tyler Ulis represents the challenge facing UCLA today against the top-ranked University of Kentucky basketball team in the CBS Sports Classic at Chicago’s United Center.The Bruins (8-3) barely have a bench, while the Wildcats (11-0) have multiple McDonald’s All-American subs, including the 5-foot-9 Ulis, a second-stringer who slings perfect passes, harasses ball-handlers and buzzes around like a bumblebee in basketball shoes.He’s a handful, and UCLA can thank the city this game is being played in for that.“I would not be here if I didn’t move to Chicago,” said Ulis, who was born in Detroit but grew up in Lima, Ohio. “The basketball is just not at the level Chicago is.”His parents divorced when he was young — both remarried but remain friends — and he stayed with his mother in Ohio through middle school. That changed when it was time for high school, Ulis and his father recognizing that he needed the stiffer competition of the talent-rich Chicago basketball scene to take his game to another level.Kentucky basketball’s John Calipari on Alex Poythress’ future, the platoon plan, Ulis’ legHe wasn’t getting any taller, so he’d need to prove he could hang with the best and biggest. And did he ever. Ulis set school records at Marian Catholic, located in suburban Chicago Heights, for points, assists and steals. He earned a spot in the McDonald’s All-American game, which is played in the United Center.Most importantly, Ulis caught the eye of Kentucky coach John Calipari, the point guard whisperer, by shining in the same city that produced his two brightest former starters: Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis.“When I finally moved to Chicago, it was tough leaving my mom, but it gave me a great opportunity because the market there is so big,” Ulis said. “Just the players there, they helped me get better and it just put me in front of the right people. Playing against that type of competition got me ready.”It helped make him tough enough to thrive in a game full of much bigger players. He famously picked a fight with former UK star DeMarcus Cousins (who is 6-11, 270 pounds) over a foul call in a pick-up game during his recruiting visit to Lexington.“He’s a pit bull,” fellow freshman guard Devin Booker said. “He’s a warrior out there.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more