• 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.
    • Anguyiim Nalliini: Time of Warring, the history of bow-and-arrow warfare in southwest Alaska.

      Fienup-Riordan, Ann; Rearden, Alice; Meade, Marie (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-05)
      The fascinating book Anguyiim Nalliini/Time of Warring draws on little-known oral histories from the Yup'ik people of southwest Alaska to detail a period of bow-and-arrow warfare that took place in the region between 1300 and 1800. The result of more than thirty years of research, discussion, and field recordings involving more than one hundred Yup'ik men and women, Anguyiim Nalliini tells a story not just of war and violence, but also of its cultural context--the origins of place names, the growth of indigenous architectural practices, the personalities of prominent warriors and leaders, and the eventual establishment of peaceful coexistence.
    • Are Healthy Sustainable Alaskan Communities Attainable? Change and Innovation in Northwest Alaska Communities

      Konkel, Steven (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-16)
      Environmental conditions have accelerated in northwest Alaska communities creating a host of problems, from coastal erosion to melting permafrost. Facing these challenges, Dr. Steve Konkel offers a refreshing analysis of how Arctic governing bodies in northwest Alaska communities can take hold of their future.
    • Author and UAA Professor E. J. R. David.

      David, E. J. R. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-12)
      E. J. R. David is Associate Professor of Psychology at UAA and Director of the Alaska Native Community Advancement in Psychology (ANCAP) program. He earned his Bachelor's degree in psychology from UAA and his Master of Arts and doctoral degrees in clinical-community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the new book, We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet, Letters to My Filipino-Athabascan Family, E. J. R. David shares intimate letters written to his Fili-Baskan (Koyukon Athabascan and Filipino) family. In these letters, he addresses the need to nurture connectedness, strength, freedom, and love, in order to heal the injuries endured from historical and contemporary trauma and oppression.
    • Authors Phyllis Ann Fast and Jane E Harper, The Dire Wolf Alliance and Unequally Divided

      Fast, Phyllis Ann; Harper, Jane E. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-03)
      Phyllis Ann Fast, born in Anchorage, is of Koyukon Athabascan and white American heritage. After teaching at UAF and UAA, she retired Professor Emerita in 2014. Her previous books are Half-Bead of Fundy and Midnight Trauma. Jane E. Harper was born in North Carolina and lives in Anchorage. Unequally Divided is a vibrant novel portraying difficult choices of love and life's direction during the tumultuous Vietnam era.
    • Bats!

      Reimer, Jesika (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-04)
      UAA Bookstore presents zoologist Jesika Reimer: Bats! Jesika Reimer is a zoologist at the Alaska Center for Conservation Science at UAA and has been studying bats in the north for the last eight years. She is currently involved in bat research throughout interior Alaska and has been studying a network of little brown myotis maternity colonies in the Copper River basin and along the Tanana River, to assess seasonal activity, roose preferences, and how nocturnal bats survive in the land of the midnight sun.
    • Bi Lingual Poetry Reading and Translations

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-14
      A selection of poems will be signed in ASL and read in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, with English and ASL translations, by current UAA students in the Department of Languages. Come celebrate the arrival of spring by listening to bilingual poetry on Spring Breakup.
    • The Biggest Damned Hat: Tales from Alaska's Territorial Lawyers and Judges

      Cravez, Pamela (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-13)
      The Biggest Damned Hat presents a fascinating collection of stories ranging from the gold rush to the 1950s. Based upon legal research, oral histories, and interviews of more than 50 lawyers who came to Alaska prior to 1959, it provides new stories and perspectives on Alaska history from gold rush times to statehood. Pamela Cravez is editor of the Alaska Justice Forum and research associate at the UAA Justice Center. She holds a J.D. from the Catholic University School of Law and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her articles about the territorial years have appeared in the Alaska Law Review, Alaska Journal, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Journal of Commerce and Anchorage Times.
    • Cheryl Dalena presents Healthy Alaskans 2020, our statewide health improvement plan

      Dalena, Cheryl (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-03)
      Healthy Alaskans 2020 is the strategic health improvement plan for Alaska led jointly by the State of Alaska and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. The framework for the plan contains Leading Health Indicators (LHI’s) which are tracked annually, and overtime, to assess how we are improving and insuring health equity for all Alaskans and thereby advancing wellness. This event will provide an overview of the statewide health improvement plan, share a summary of the strategies, actions and community partners engaging in activities to help measure and meet statewide targets. Cheryl Dalena, who serves as Alaska Native Tribal Health Co-Chair for Healthy Alaskans 2020, will provide an overview of the statewide health improvement plan, share a summary of the strategies, actions and community partners engaging in activities to help improve health and meet statewide targets and share status and plans. This event is held in celebration of National Public Health Week and is cosponsored by the UAA Masters of Public Health Program and UAA Campus Bookstore.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Community Engagement projects: a faculty panel presentation

      Mueller, Mike; Causey, Douglas; Barnett, Gabrielle; Pace, Kimberly; O'Malley, Maureen; McNulty, Julie A.; Wilson, Caroline (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-01)
      A presentation on April 1, 2013 at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Bookstore. At this event, recipients of Center for Community Engagement and Learning funding describe their projects, student involvement, community partnerships, and engaged research. UAA faculty include Mike Mueller & Doug Causey, Gabrielle Barnett & Kimberly Pace, Maureen O'Malley & Julie McNulty and Caroline Wilson. Projects include Alaska Brain Bee; Kodiak Island Science Teacher/Scientist Partnerships, WCF: Women, Culture, Film; An Academic-Clinical and Practice Partnership at ANMC.
    • Creative Writing and Literary Arts Undergraduate Readings II

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-18
      UAA students share their creative work and showcase various literary genres. Faculty are on hand to introduce their students.
    • 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.
    • Embracing Two Spirit Identity

      Miller, Jenny; Bean, Will; McDermott, Tuigana (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-18)
      Founders of Aurora Pride, an Indigenous LGBTQ2 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and Two-Spirit) support group, Jenny Miller, Will Bean, and Tuigana McDermott come together to discuss "Two Spirit Identity" and its distinctive meaning in Alaska Native and indigenous communities. Jenny Miller created "Continuous," a photographic portraiture series documenting the experiences of Alaska Native LGBTQ2 Two Spirit peoples from distinctive tribal backgrounds. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA in Photomedia and a BA in American Indian Studies.
    • 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.
    • From the Beverly Hillbillies to Duck Dynasty: Whiteness, Culture, and Memory in the American South.

      Hartman, Ian C. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-07)
      At this event, professor Ian Hartman (UAA History Dept.) discusses how white racial identity in the America South has shaped public policy and popular culture throughout America. His research has been published in American Nineteenth Century History and in The Journal of Southern History. Currently, he is working on a book about race, labor, and economic development in the American west since the Civil War.
    • From War to Peace: Post Conflict Developments in the World

      Ama, Michihiro; Sayles, Chelsea; Shannon, Kelly (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-17)
      At this event, panelists include Michihiro Ama (Languages Dept./UAA), Chelsea Sayles (Campus Diversity and Compliance/UAA) and Kelly Shannon (History Dept./UAA). Violence, international law, and the nature of peace are topics to be highlighted. This event is being held in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 8th, 2013.)
    • Ghana, Africa's newest star

      Lutz, Lawrence (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-04)
      In 2012, Time magazine called Ghana "Africa's Newest Star." It has a multi-party democracy, a growing economy that includes oil production and a glowing reputation for hospitality. Lawrence Lutz (who works with the NSB Health Department in Barrow, AK) visited Ghana with the Peace Corps in 1990. He returned in 2009 to give HIV/AIDS training to educators. At this event, Lawrence Lutz shares his knowledge about Ghana and the experiences he had living there.
    • Global and local climate change and adaptation: lessons from Paris.

      Wuerth, Soren; Littel, Jeremy (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-02)
      Soren Wuerth shares stories and photos from his visit to the Paris Climate Change Conference in december. The world of global politics and climate change is discussed. Soren Wuerth is a teacher, environmental activist, and writer living in Girdwood, Alaska. As a traveler on Spaceship Earth, he works to keep fellow passengers aware of systemic problems that threaten the engines of our biosphere. He maintains a blog at glacierwatch.wordpress.com. Joining Soren Wuerth is Jeremy Littel, a USGS climatologis.