• 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.
    • Historical Fiction Author Don Neal Discusses Cold War Activities in Alaska

      Neal, Don (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-28)
      During the Cold War, the USA was concerned that Russia would invade Alaska and American intelligence officers created the Stay Behind Agent Program to counter. At this event, Don Neal, author of the Ben Hunnicutt series that includes Cross Kill, Warhead, and washtub Gold, discusses the Nike missile system, the top-secret anti-espionage campaign Operation Washtub, and other Cold War activities in Alaska.
    • How to become a White House Fellow

      Blazek, Matt (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-02)
      A presentation on April 2, 2013 at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Bookstore. How to become a White House Fellow. Matt Blazek is a program analyst for the National Ocean Policy in the Alaska Region of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and a Presidential Management Fellow. At this event, he will explain how to become a White House Fellow, share first-hand knowledge of the program, offer details about the application process, and discuss the opportunities and avenues for UAA students and recent graduates seeking part-time or full-time employment within the federal government.
    • 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.
    • Hydrology, Arctic Health, Resource Economics, Geo Visualization

      James, Alexander; Reeves, Matt; Amstalavski, Philippe; Witmer, Frank (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-12-02)
      Matt Reeves, Geological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, is interested in starting a successful Hydrogeology program at UAA. Philippe Amstalavski, Public Health, College of Health, is interested in Arctic environmental health, effects of changes in hydrology on circumpolar health, and the fate of contaminants in the environment. Alexander James, Economics, College of Business and Public Policy, is interested in environmental and resource economics and in analyzing a variety of economic problems using experimental methods, especially those related to non-market valuation and public policy. Frank Witmer, Computer Science, School of Engineering, is interested in studying human-environment interactions using satellite imagery, spatial statistical analysis, geographic information systems, and geovisualization.
    • 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.
    • In the Shadow of Boone and Crockett

      Hartman, Ian C. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-02-06)
      In his book In the Shadow of Boone and Crockett: Race, Culture, and the Politics of Representation in the Upland South, Ian Hartman explores American race theories concerning people of the upland South (southern Appalachia to the Ozarks.) While analyzing the southern stereotypes of there being a pure, superior "American race" with those portraying poor, debased, white "imbeciles," Ian Hartman describes how the eugenics movement "sought to regenerate and purify a once proud but now impoverished and degraded people through policies that included forced sterilization." Ian C. Hartman is an assistant professor of History at UAA. He completed his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.