• 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.
    • 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.
    • International Student Passport Series: Nigeria and Mongolia

      Baye, Douglas; Enkhbold, Munkh-Urguu (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-13)
      UAA international students, Douglas Baye from Nigeria and Munkh-Urguu Enkhbold from Mongolia, discuss their home countries, education, and coming to Alaska.
    • Iñupiaq Translations and Transformations of Protestant Beliefs and Practices

      Hanson, Kristin Helweg (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-14)
      Dr. Kristin Helweg Hanson's book Alaska Native (Iñupiaq) Translations and Transformations of Protestant Beliefs and Practices: A Case Study of How Religions Interact, has recently been published by Edwin Mellen Press. It explores how Iñupiaq spirituality-culture has and can inform and shape the immigrant Christian system.
    • Ishmael Hope presents Courtesans of Founder Hill

      Hope, Ishmael Khaagwáask’ (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-09)
      Ishmael Hope is a storyteller, poet, and writer who explores his Inupiaq and Tlingit heritages. His Inupiaq name is Angaluuk and his Tlingit name is Khaagwaask'. Courtesans of Flounder Hill is his first collection of poetry and is published by Ishmael Reed Publishing Company. According to the late Richard Dauenhauer, Ishmael Hope "reminds us how each of us is central in a multigenerational relationship involving ancestry, self, and descendants; heritage, contemporary culture, and legacy; an unbroken chain of storytellers, daily life, and dreams, always negotiating, in the words of T. S. Eliot, between tradition and the individual talent." Ishmael Hope is also the author of the comic book Strong Man and was the lead writer for the highly acclaimed video game Kisima Ingitchuna: Never Alone.
    • IT Security and University Systems

      McGrath, Max (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-04)
      Max McGrath and members of IT Services discuss challenges facing UA systems regarding new technology and security systems. The commitment to having access to information and academic freedom and throughout the UA community will also be highlighted. Max McGrath is a Security Analyst in Information Technology Services at UAA.
    • It's Good to be the King: Advice and Statecraft in Early Modern Europe

      Ball, Rachael (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-02-05)
      In 1543, before his departure from Spain to fight the French, Emperor Charles V left guidance for his 15 year old son, Philip. The detailed written instructions have been transcribed by Rachael Ball and Geoffrey Parker in a bilingual critical edition called Cómo Ser Rey. These secret letters include frank assessments of officials and instructions on how kings should comport themselves and treat their subjects. Charles V reminded his son of his many duties, including how to deal with his various kingdoms and peoples with diverse languages, customs, and regional identities--an issue that continues to resonate today in the Catalan Independence movement. Ray Ball is an Assistant Professor of Early Modern European and World History at UAA. She earned a doctorate in Early Modern European History from Ohio State University.
    • The Legacy of Verna E. Pratt.

      Hudson, Ginger (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-23)
      When Ginger Hudson purchased her first Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers in 1999, she had no idea she was destined meet the author, Verna Pratt-twelve years later. Today, Ginger is the newsletter editor for the Master Gardeners in Anchorage and secretary of the Native Plant Society. She is enrolled in the UAA MFA Creative Writing and Literary Arts Program to complete her forthcoming publication, The Life and Legacy of Verna Pratt, Alaska's Wildflower Wizard.