• Human Health Impacts of and Public Health Responses to Climate Change

      Ebi, Kristie L. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2009-02-03)
      Dr. Kristie L. Ebi is an independent consultant (ESS, LLC) who has been conducting research on the impacts of and adaptation to climate change for more than a decade. Dr. Ebi has worked with WHO, UNDP, USAID, and others on implementing adaptation measures and adaptation assessments and has edited four books on aspects of climate change and has published more than 80 papers.
    • Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: a Memoir of Alaska and the Real People

      Hensley, Willie (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2009-02-06)
      Willie L. Iggiagruk Hensley presents: Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: a Memoir of Alaska and the Real People, his memoir accompanied with a personal photo journey.
    • Alaska Mountaineering Literature Symposium

      Stevenson, David; Chesher, Clare; Sassara, Charlie; Sherwonit, Bill (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2009-04-13)
      Dr. David Stevenson, Director of UAA Creative Writing and Literary Arts Dept., leads a discussion about mountaineering literature with Clare Chesher, literary critic from the Department of English, UAA; Charlie Sassara, climber and owner of Alaska Rock Gym; and Bill Sherwonit, author of Living With Wildness and numerous nature books.
    • Cervantes and Shakespeare: On screen and Stage

      Kassier, Theodore; Crosman, Robert (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2009-04-22)
      UAA Professors Dr. Robert Crosman (English Dept.) and Dr. Theodore Kassier (Languages Dept.) come together to discuss two literary giants and their enduring art. This event is held in celebration of the anniversary of their death dates, April 23, 1616. Surviving the centuries; see how the original masters of drama keep alive today.
    • Living Peace Now

      Merculieff, Larry; Gehrett, Christine; Kimura, Greg (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-02-07)
      Larry Merculieff was born and raised with a traditional upbringing on St. Paul Island. In 2003, Larry was instrumental in gaining both federal and state recognition of Alaska Native subsistence rights to harvest halibut throughout coastal Alaska. Recently he founded Seven Generations Consulting. His focus for the discussion is the process of connecting with others. Dr. Christine Gehrett is an associate professor in Education. She teaches foundation courses in education, serves on the advisory board for the Alaska Educational Innovations Network (AEIN), on the Chevak advisory board, and on the Center for Community Engagement and Learning advisory council. Her focus for the discussion is peace from within. Dr. Greg Kimura is President and CEO of the Alaska Humanities Forum. A fourth generation Alaskan from Chugiak-Eagle River, he holds a M.Div from Harvard University, where he wrote a thesis on Zen Buddhism and Western philosophical thought, and a PhD from Cambridge University in the philosophy of religion. His focus for the discussion is the ontological state of being.
    • A Great Disobedience against the People: Japan's Siberian Intervention, 1918-1922.

      Dunscomb, Paul E. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-04)
      Paul Dunscomb is Associate Professor of East Asian History at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Director of UAA's Confucius Institute. He specializes in the domestic political aspects of Japan's Siberian Intervention, 1918-1922, Japanese popular culture, and the Lost Decade, 1992-2003. His work has appeared in the Journal of Japanese studies, East-West Connections, and Education About Asia. His just released book is called Japan's Siberian Intervention, 1918-1922: A Great Disobedience Against the People.
    • Mary Ann Poll presents Raven's Cove, Mystery

      Poll, Mary Ann (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-05)
      Alaska mystery writer, Mary Ann Poll, presents her new book Raven's Cove.
    • Immigrants to the Pure Land

      Ama, Michihiro (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-11)
      Michihiro Ama's new book is called Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization, Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898-1941. In it his "investigation of the early period of Jodo Shinshu in Hawai'i and the United States sets a new standard for investigating the processes of religious acculturation and a radically new way of thinking about these processes." At this event, Michihiro Ama examines the concept of acculturation as a dual process of both "Japanization" and "Americanization." Michihiro Ama currently teaches at UAA in the Department of Languages.
    • The Civil War: 150 Years Later

      Haycox, Stephen; Jacobs, Will; Gavorsky, Scott; Ha, Songho; Muller, James W.; James, Elizabeth (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-12)
      UAA History and Political Science Departments present: The Civil War, 150 Years Later. Scott Gavorsky: Basic overview of certain issues relating to the Civil War. Songho Ha: The institution of antebellum slavery. Stephen Haycox: American politics leading to the secession movement. James W. Muller: Lincoln and his role. William Jacobs: The military innovations/consequences of the war. Elizabeth James: Reconstruction and the lingering effects of the Civil War.
    • The Mere Matter of Marching: Thomas Jefferson, the War of 1812 and the Taking of Canada

      Fitz-Enz, David (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-18)
      Colonel David G. Fitz-Enz discusses his book, “The Mere Matter of Marching: Thomas Jefferson, the War of 1812 and the Taking of Canada.”
    • Indigenous elder teachings on science, technology and other issues for the 21st Century

      Merculieff, Larry (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-19)
      This will be a fascinating look at how the contributions of indigenous knowledge and ways of thinking can benefit people today. Larry Merculieff was born and raised in a traditional upbringing on St. Paul Island. In 2003, Larry was instrumental in gaining both federal and state recognition of Alaska Native subsistence rights to harvest halibut throughout coastal Alaska. Recently he founded Seven Generations Consulting.
    • Circadian and Ultradian Rhythms and Cancer Control: Special Challenges for Alaskans and What to Do About It

      Freeman, Lyn (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-02-07)
      This series of lectures provides cutting edge research, information, and tips on how to improve your odds of recovery from cancer, of remaining in remission, or simply preventing cancer in the first place. Dr. Lyn Freeman is an Alaskan researcher and behavioral medicine provider who just completed six years of National Cancer Institute-funded research on overcoming the side effects of cancer treatments. The intervention she created and tested produced clinically and statistically significant improvements and is now a model of care for cancer survivors.
    • Colleen Mondor presents The Map of My Dead Pilots, the Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska

      Mondor, Colleen Catherine (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-04)
      I learned to fly at age eighteen and have degrees in aviation, history, and northern studies. The Map of My Dead Pilots is based on my experiences as lead dispatcher at a Part 135 (commercial) air carrier based in Fairbanks. The "Company" had bases in multiple bush locations and flew single-engine, multi-engine, and twin turbine aircraft carrying everything from scheduled passengers and mail to convicts and sled dogs. There were incidents and accidents, moments of Pythonesque absurdity and brain-numbing hard work. It was never the profession I learned about in the classroom nor the glory stories so popular in modern mith. It is the story of the people who worked at one Alaskan commuter airline and the culmination of my efforts to understand how commercial pilots live and die in the Last Frontier.
    • Lifelong Youthfulness and Usefulness: What's Age Got to Do With It?

      Oullette, J P; Jache, Anne; Smith, Casey; Sturgulewski, Arliss; Newman, Richard; Hensley, Willie (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-05)
      Acting as moderator is J P Ouellette, HUMS Practicum IV. Dr. Ann Jache, UAA Sociology Dept., Chair, Gerontology Minor, Casey Smith, world class snowboarder, Arliss Sturgulewski, distinguished Alaska State Legislator, Dr. Richard Newman, founder of The Total Health Clinic, Anchorage, and Willie Hensley, Alaska Native leader, Distinguished Professor in Public Policy and Administration. This event is presented by UAA Human Services classes: Adulthood and Aging and Practicum II, III, IV.
    • Destructive Leadership Behavior

      Prasad, Rashmi; Emerton, Monica P.; Gorshunov, Mikhail A. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-09)
      Rashmi Prasad and two graduate students, Monica Emerton and Mikhail Gorshunov present research on destructive leadership behavior.
    • Epigenetics for Cancer Recovery and Chronic Disease

      Freeman, Lyn (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-17)
      Part Four of Recovering and Preventing Cancer Lecture Series: Epigenetics for Cancer Recovery and Chronic Disease. This series of lectures provides cutting edge research, information and tips on how to improve your odds of recovery from cancer, of remaining in remission or simply preventing cancer in the first place. Lyn Freeman has a doctorate in psychology with an emphasis in mind-body imagery. She owns the for-profit research firm Mind Matters Research. She delivered series of lectures to help listeners understand the most current ways to take control of personal health outcomes. She is an Alaska researcher and behavioral medicine provider who just completed six years of National Cancer Institute-funded research on overcoming the side effects of cancer treatments. The intervention she created and tested produced clinically and statistically significant improvements and is now a model of care for cancer survivors.
    • The Meaning of Deepwater Horizon for Alaska: What We Must Learn

      Ulmer, Fran (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-18)
      Many of us are familiar with Fran Ulmer's service in Alaska--being a mayor, legislator, two terms as Lieutenant Governor, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, UAA Chancellor, and currently UAA's Arctic Research Scholar. Fran Ulmer also served as a member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling, and is the chairperson of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission and co-founder of Oil Spill Commission Action.
    • A Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English Emotional Metaphor

      Wei, Zaijiang (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-19)
      The UAA Confucius Institute sponsored this presentation by Dr. Zaijiang Wei. His talk is titled “A Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English Emotional Metaphor.”
    • Write Hard Die Free

      Weaver, Howard (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-20)
      Howard Weaver was born in Anchorage and began writing for the Anchorage Daily News during his junior year at East Anchorage High school in 1967. He worked at the Anchorage Daily News 1972-1995, as a police reporter, court reporter, legislative correspondent, daily columnist, managing editor, and held full editorial responsibility for the paper in 1983. Twice he led the Anchorage Daily News to Pulitzer Prizes: in 1976 for coverage of the Alaska Teamsters Union during construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and in 1989 for coverage of alcoholism and suicide among Alaska Natives. His accolades include service as a Pulitzer Prize Juror, being a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and acting as co-chair of the international association of northern editors, the Northern News Service. In 1998 he was named by an Alaska Public Radio Network survey as one of the 40 most influential Alaskans in the state's first 40 years of history. Write Hard, Die Free is his just released memoir. This event is sponsored with the Alaska Press Club.
    • Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon: Mapping the Wild Heart of Alaska

      Albanese, Mary (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-23)
      Midnight Sun Arctic Moon is the story of Mary Albanese's life from 1977 to 1987 when she moved to Alaska at age 22 to become a rural Alaskan school teacher. Little did she know her life would take a different turn and she would end up a geologist--mapping areas of uncharted geological units for the state of Alaska. Mary Albanese received her master's degree in geociences from UAF. Her book, Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon is published by Epicenter Press.