• On the Frontiers of an Inner Life: Thomas Merton's 1968 Journey to Alaska

      Tarr, Kathleen W. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-02-06)
      Author Kathleen W. Tarr discusses her newly released book, We Are All Poets Here (VP&D House, 2018). Part memoir, part biography, with Thomas Merton as the spiritual guide, the quest to seek an interior life amidst a chaotic, confused, fragmented world is explored. Trappist Thomas Merton (1915-1968) lived as a sequestered monastic for 27 years. However he wrote over fifty books and hundreds of poems and articles on topics ranging from monastic spirituality to civil rights, nonviolence, and the nuclear arms race. Today, his 1948 autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, continues to influence millions of people all over the world. After his surprise sojourn to Alaska in 1968, Thomas Merton traveled to Thailand where he met his accidental and death by electrocution. Author Kathleen W. Tarr was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She came to Alaska in 1978 and lived in Yakutat, Sitka, and the Kenai Peninsula, and was Program Coordinator for UAA's MFA Creative Writing Program. She earned a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and has writings published in several anthologies and in Creative Nonfiction, the Sewanee Review, Alaska Airlines Magazine, the Anchorage Daily News, TriQuarterly, Sick Pilgrim, and Cirque. In 2016, she was named a William Shannon Fellow by the International Thomas Merton Society. Currently she sits on the board of the Alaska Humanities Forum.
    • The Origins of Ukraine and the Ukrainian-Russian Crisis

      Murphy, Curtis (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-15)
      At this timely event, historian Curtis Murphy (UAA History Dept.) shares his understanding of the critical developments in Ukraine and Russia today. His research on burghers and bureaucrats in Poland-Lithuania, 1776-1793 has been published in the Slavic Review and currently he is working on a book about the state and self-governing entities in Poland, Ukraine, and Russia from 1750 to 1850.
    • Our Perfect Wild

      Bane, Ray; Johnson-Sullivan, Kaylene (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-12-03)
      Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan discusses her book Our Perfect Wild: Ray and Barbara Bane's Journeys and the Fate Of the Far North, recently published by University of Alaska Press. Joining Kaylene, via Skype, will be Ray Bane who now resides in Hawaii. Our Perfect Wild examines the life of Ray and Barbara Bane, who in the 1960s worked as teachers in Barrow and Wainwright, Alaska. A decade later, Ray's dedication to the Alaska Native subsistence lifestyle led him to work for the National Park Service as a park planner for Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and many other national parks in Alaska.
    • Passport series

      Jeon, Jin Yeong; McTier, Jackson; Medvedko, Anastasia (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-13)
      The Passport series idea is to hear about students' life before coming to UAA and the challenges you face living in Anchorage and going to school at UAA. This episode features: Jin Yeong Jeon from South Korea, Jackson McTier from Australia, and Anastasia Medvedko from Russia.
    • Passport series: China and Brazil

      Wang, Yuqing; Na, Xinlei; Rodrigues, Ana Spaic (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-20)
      Come and hear about international studetns' lives before coming to UAA and the challenges they face living in Anchorage and going to school at UAA. China and Brazil with Yuqing Wang, Xinlei Na, and Ana Spaic Rodrigues.
    • Passport Series: South Korea, Hungary, Gambia

      Choi, Kyung Yeun; Berecz, Anna; Forster, Doreen (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-16)
      Come and hear about international students' life before coming to UAA and the challenges they face living in Anchorage and going to school at UAA. Kyung Yeun Choi, South Korea; Anna Berecz, Hungary, Doreen Forster, Gambia.
    • Peregrine

      Goodwin, Caroline (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-12-14)
      Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Caroline Goodwin received her MFA in Poetry from the University of British Columbia and was awarded the Wallace Stegner fellowship in poetry at Stanford University in 1999. Today, while fulfilling her role as the first appointed Poet Laureate in San Mateo County, California, Caroline teaches in the MFA Writing and the undergraduate Writing and Literature programs at California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, and also at the Stanford Writer's Studio. Her first collection of poetry, Trapline, was published in 2013. In a review of Peregrine, poet Louise Mathias writes: "Both a charm against, and a love song to the fleeting, Goodwin masterfully weaves together disparate sources--Metallica and magic, ravines and wildflowers, this work is lovely and terrifying, singular, and true."
    • Plays and poor relief in the early modern Spanish empire

      Ball, Rachael (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-03)
      Historian Ray Ball presents plays and poor relief in the early modern Spanish empire. Ray Ball, (UAA History Department), shares her research on the relationship between Spanish theatre and health care funding in the Spanish empire. Her book project Treating The Public: Public Drama, Public Health, and Public Opinion in the Early Modern Atlantic World is a comparison of commercial theater, charitable organizations, and public health in cities in the Spanish and Anglo Atlantic worlds during the 16th and 17th centuries.
    • Post Election Update

      Muller, James W.; Nabors, Forrest (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-12-05)
      Dr. James Muller is Professor of Political Science at UAA. A renowned Churchill scholar, he has edited numerous books by or about Churchill including Great Contemporaries: Churchill Reflects on FDR, Hitler, Kipling, Chaplin, Balfour, and Other Giants of His Age. Dr. Forrest A. Nabors is Assistant Professor of Political Science at UAA. His book The Great Task of Reconstruction will be published in fall 2017.
    • Power of Words: ASD Multilingual Students Read Original Poetry and Prose

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-08-04
      Approximately 20 multilingual Anchorage School District students, grades seven through 12, will read original poetry and prose they have written during this summer's ASD/UAA Summer Academy. The Summer Academy is a partnership between ASD's English Language Learner Program and UAA's College Preparatory and Developmental Studies Department. Through this exciting collaboration, over 200 students have spent three and a half weeks on campus. They are earning high school math and English credit from team-taught courses by ASD teachers and UAA faculty. Students are also earning UAA credit for a University Studies course.
    • Propellers, Politics, and People: Chuck Sassara's Alaska

      Sassara, Chuck (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-12-12)
      Chuck Sassara, a longtime Alaskan, former legislator, pilot, and businessman, shares his life and adventures in the book Chuck Sassara's Alaska: Propellers, Politics, and People. From his arrival in 1955 with his wife Ann, through Alaska statehood and resource development, Chuck's story is told with excitement, adventure, and daring. As Andy Hall states, "Alaska bustled with postwar momentum then, a place where a man with the right mix of enthusiasm and tenacity could make his mark. For Chuck, Alaska was the right place at the right time."
    • Proud Raven, Panting Wolf: Carving Alaska’s New Deal Totem Parks

      Moore, Emily (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-08-02)
      In Proud Raven, Panting Wolf: Carving Alaska's New Deal Totem Parks, Ketchikan-native Emily Moore examines the origins of totem parks at Saxman, Totem Bight, Wrangell and Prince of Wales Island. Built between 1938 and 1942 as part of a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) program, Alaska's totem parks arose out of a controversial set of compromises between New Deal efforts to preserve "American heritage" and Tlingit and Haida efforts to assert their own heritage and claims to the Tongass National Forest. Emily Moore is currently assistant Professor of art history at Colorado State University. Proud Raven, Panting Wolf: Carving Alaska's New Deal Totem Parks is published by University of Washington Press.
    • Reading and Writing with UAA Undergraduate English Students

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-15
      Undergraduate creative writing students in the English Department come together to present their current work.
    • Readings and Craft Talk

      Gregovich, Andrea (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-28)
      Andrea Gregovich earned a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and has been honing her skills as a translator of Russian literature with a focus on the work of Vladimir Kozlov. Author Vladimir Kozlov was born in 1972 in Belarus. His fiction and nonfiction has been long-listed for awards in Russia such as the National Bestseller prize, the Big Book prize, and was nominated twice for GQ Russia's Writer of the Year. His book USSR: Diary of a Perestroika Kid is about growing up in the crumbling industrial city Mogilev during the last few years of the Soviet Union.
    • Readings and Writings Presented by UAA Undergraduate English Students

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-12-03
      Faculty-chosen undergraduate creative writing students in the English Department come together to present their course work. Everyone is welcome to attend and be enchanted.
    • Reflections on Surviving an Alaskan Childhood

      Newman, Leigh; Simpson, Sherry (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-24)
      Leigh Newman (author of Still Points North) and Sherry Simpson (CWLA/MFA program and author of Accidental Explorer) share memories, experiences, and the unusual influence of Alaska on the shaping of their adult lives.
    • Refugee voices

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-30
      A presentation on April 30, 2013 at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Bookstore. The Refugee Voices panel features refugees from Togo, Bhutan, Sudan and Somalia who have volunteered to share their refugee stories of struggle and survival. They will speak about the refugee situation abroad and what resettlement in the U.S. means for them. This presentation also features information about Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services in Anchorage.
    • Refugee Voices

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-30
      The Refugee Voices panel features refugees from Togo, Bhutan, Sudan, and Somalia who have volunteered to share their refugee stories of struggle and survival. They will speak about the refugee situation abroad and what resettlement in the US means for them. This presentation also features information about refugee assistance and immigration services in Anchorage.
    • Reinhold Sackmann presents: Employers, Migrants, and Labor Markets in Germany case studies.

      Sackmann, Reinhold (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-02)
      A presentation on April 2, 2014 at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Bookstore. Reinhold Sackmann presents Employers, Migrants, and Labor Markets in Germany case studies. Reinhold Sackmann is professor at the Institute of Sociology, Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. His research interests include analyzing the social structure of modern societies, demographic changes in Germany, migrant workers, and public sector employment. At this event he will discuss economic and social attitudes toward non-German migrant workers in Germany. The event is sponsored with the UAA Sociology Department.
    • Researching Alaska with Ann Fienup-Riordan, Willie Hensley, and Katie Ringsmuth

      Fienup-Riordan, Ann; Hensley, Willie; Ringsmuth, Katie (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-16)
      Ann Fienup-Riordan, Willie Hensley, and Katie Ringsmuth share insights on how to connect, research, and uncover Alaska's past. Their individual interests, projects, approaches, and challenges researching Alaska will be highlighted. Katie Ringsmuth: National Park Service historian (UAA History Department); Ann Fienup-Riordan: anthropologist, author, and oral historian; Willie Hensley: Inupiaq activist, leader, author (UAA College of Business).