November 2010 Community Lectures Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. For further information on AVS, please go to: contact: Julie Griswold Email: Phone: 907-474-1600

NordForsk, which funds co-Nordic research, has awarded Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) status to a research team, led by Ecology Professor Lauri Oksanen. The scope of the NCoE is to study how the negative impacts of global warming on arctic and alpine nature can be minimized.

 "Etudes/Inuit/Studies" is a biannual scholarly journal that has been published since 1977. The journal is devoted to the study of Inuit societies, either traditional or contemporary, in the general perspective of social sciences and humanities (ethnology, politics, archaeology, linguistics, history, etc.). In addition to a n...

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) announces that the fall issue of IASC Progress is available at: Highlights include: - The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2011 in Seoul - IPY 2012 Montreal: From Knowledge to Action - The State of the Arctic Coast Report - Polar Information Commons

Arctic Frontiers (AFT) holds its 5th annual conference in Tromsø from 23-28 January 2011, Norway, with the title “Arctic Tipping Points”. Registration opens soon. All registration will be online via the Arctic Frontiers homepage at

 It was a true international course. The approx. 25 students came from Cameroon in south to Canada in the north. And the teachers came from Russia, Norway, Canada, USA, Finland and Sweden. The first course on master level in “Social Policy in the High North” was held at Bodø University College the first week of October.

MODERNIZATION AND HERITAGE - HOW TO COMBINE THE TWO IN INUIT SOCIETIES? 8th Seminar of the International PhD School for Studies of Arctic Societies (IPSSAS) Kangerlussuaq and Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland)May 20 (arrival) to May 30 (departure) 2011 Hosted by Ilisimatusarfik, the University of GreenlandRead more...