• Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska

      Maloney, Lisa (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-23)
      In the new guidebook Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska, Lisa Maloney explores the most rewarding trails in and around the Mat-Su Valley, Chugach State Park, Skilak and Kenai Lakes, Whittier, Seward, Homer, and more. 100 hikes are featured with detailed route descriptions and color photos to help people get out and enjoy Southcentral. In addition, Lisa Maloney shares the oops, ouches, "brrrr"s and thrills of hiking with lessons she has learned over the years. Lisa Maloney has lived in Alaska for more than 25 years. A former outdoors columnist for The Anchorage Press, she served as senior editor at Alaska magazine and authored the award winning travel guidebook Moon Alaska.
    • 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.
    • Dinosaurs Under the Aurora

      Gangloff, Roland A. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-08-16)
      Long before the North Slope of Alaska was being exploited for its petroleum resources, it was a place where dinosaurs roamed. Dinosaurs Under the Aurora immerses readers in the challenges, stark beauty, and hard-earned rewards of conducting paleontological field work in the Arctic. Roland A. Gangloff recounts the significant discoveries of field and museum research on Arctic dinosaurs, most notably of the last 25 years when the remarkable record of dinosaurs from Alaska was compiled. Roland A. Gangloff is Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics at UAF and former Curator of Earth Science at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, He is presently a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Museum of Paleontology.
    • The Effect of the Fire Water Myth

      Gonzalez, Vivian (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-22)
      Dr. Vivian Gonzalez discusses her research on the Fire Water Myth regarding American Indian and Alaska Native alcohol-related behavior. Moreover, assumptions about genetic predisposition for alcohol abuse unveiled. Dr. Vivian Gonzalez received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Hawaii in 2004 and then completed a three-year NIAAA funded postdoctoral training program in alcoholism etiology and treatment at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions. Her research interests include a) alcohol and other substance abuse etiology and treatment, b) predictors and prevention of suicidality, c) the functional associations between suicidality and alcohol. She is currently a principal investigator on a NIAAA funded RC2 grant to develop and test a smartphone-based treatment for alcoholism.
    • 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.
    • Facts of the Matter: Looking Past Today's Rhetoric on the Environment and Responsible Development

      Parish, David (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-02-04)
      In his highly acclaimed book, Facts of the Matter: Looking Past Today's Rhetoric on the Environment and Responsible Development, Alaskan David Parish promotes a fact-based approach toward environmental stewardship, responsible development, improved public health, and the elimination of poverty. In it, he examines how the traditional approaches to natural resource development, with the "us versus them" divides, can be bridged. David Parish has worked around the globe as an independent business and nonprofit consultant, lobbyist, and entrepreneur. For over 30 years, Alaska has been his home base for his diverse set of local, national and international clients that include energy and mining industry leaders as well as environmental activists and Indigenous leaders. “His goal is to spearhead a real conversation about environment, economic growth, and the needs of our increasing global population.”
    • The 'Female' in Indigenous and Pre-Socratic Cultures

      Hanson, Kristin Helweg; Olsson, Wolfgang Q.; Mason, Rachel; Rahm, Jacqueline Marie (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-08-24)
      Guest speakers include: Jacqueline Rahm, Ph.D. (UAF Department of Indigenous Studies); Rachel Mason, Ph.D. (UAA Department of Anthropology and National Park Service); Kristin Helweg Hanson, Ph.D. (UAA Department of Philosophy); and Wolfgang Olsson (UAA alumnus, B.A. with honors in English '16). Topics covered include: The search for the feminine in pre-Socratic society and places of possible intersection with indigenous philosophies; the importance of Aspasia; changing understandings of female hunter-gatherer and why the "female" has been suppressed and/or discarded over the years.
    • 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.
    • From Pine Ridge to Alaska Native Villages

      Berg, Paul (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-08-06)
      In his memoir, Sandra's Hands, a Reflective Journey from the Vietnam War to the Siege of Wounded Knee, Paul Berg explores his experiences in the Vietnam War and working as a teacher on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. After 1973, when tensions on the reservation exploded and culminated in the 72 day siege of the village of Wounded Knee, Paul Berg finds himself drawn into the conflict as he strives to provide quality education to his students. After this experience and given his dedication to education, he becomes a recognized national expert in cross-cultural education and establishes, with Bill Demmert and Richard Dauenhauer, the first cross-cultural education course required for teacher education in Alaska.
    • 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 Verse to Free Verse, Alaska Poetry from 1867 until 1966.

      Sexton, Tom (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-08-02)
      At this event, poet Tom Sexton presents part two of his talk on a brief history of Alaska poetry from 1867-1966. Part one was recorded on October 24, 2017 at the UAA Campus Bookstore. Poet Tom Sexton is a Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage and was Alaska's Poet Laureate from 1994 until 2000. He is the author of several collections of poetry including For the Sake of the Light and I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets, both from University of Alaska Press.
    • 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.)
    • Gender and Violence in Spanish Culture

      Garcia, Rebeca Maseda (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-19)
    • 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.
    • Gold Nuggets: Denali Then and Now

      Lovegreen, Lynn; Lovegreen, Mark; Bale, Nancy (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-04)
      Lynn Lovegreen's Gold Rush series includes: Worth Her Weight in Gold (Juneau, 1886); Fool's Gold (Skagway, 1898), Quicksilver to Gold (Nome, 1900); Golden Days (Fairbanks, 1906); Gold Nuggets (Denali and Kantishna, 1916). Lynn Lovegreen was raised and lives in Anchorage, Alaska and has taught at the Anchorage School District. Mark Lovegreen, veteran tour driver in Denali National Park and Preserve, adds information on the natural history of the area. And Nancy Bale, board member of the Denali Citizens Council, provides perspective on the environmental movement of Denali Park.
    • 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.
    • The Great Uncomformity

      Troll, Kate (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-24)
      Kate Troll's new book, The Great Unconformity: Reflections on Hope in an Imperiled World, is an adventure memoir wrapped up in the global events of sustainability and climate change. Kate Troll is an activist on the front line of climate change. With twenty-two years of experience in fish politics, coastal management, and energy policy, as well as being an elected official, her insights, advice, and guidance--including "hope spots"--on how to proceed in our changing times will be shared. Executive Director of the Alaska Conservation Voters, Executive Director for United Fisherman of Alaska, Fisheries development specialist and policy analyst for the State of Alaska, Regional Fisheries Director (North and South America) for the Marine stewardship Council, a global eco-label program, elected twice to public office, serving on the Juneau-Douglas Bourough and on the Ketchikan Borough Assemblies.
    • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Celebration

      Widdicombe, Toby; Emmerichs, Sharon; Stone, Jennifer (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-08-12)
      Dramatic reading of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with UAA English faculty: Toby Widdicombe, Sharon Emmerichs, Jennifer Stone, and others.