• Responsive Research in an Era of Reconciliation

      Corntassel, Jeff; Quinless, Jacqueline (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-08-06)
      Dr. Jeff Corntassel is a writer, teacher and father from the Tsalagi (Cherokee) Nation and is Wolf Clan. He was the first to represent the Cherokee Nation as a delegate to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Peoples. He is editor of the collection, *Everyday Acts of Resurgence: People, Places, Practices* (Daykeeper Press, 2018). Jeff Corntassel received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and is currently Associate Professor at the University of Victoria and Associate Director of the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement. His research and teaching interests focus on the intersection between sustainable self-determination, community resurgence, climate change and wellbeing. Dr. Jacqueline Quinless is a settler whose family origins are rooted to the communities of Secunderbhad and Hyderabad India. She works as Director of Research at Quintessential Research Group, which is a community, informed research practice specializing in environmental impacts, health and wellness research and gender-based analysis. Her forthcoming book is *Unsettling Conversations: Decolonizing Everyday Research Practices (University of Toronto Press) . This event will focus on the 94 recommendations of 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Canada and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), endorsed by the United States in 2010. In addition, how the relationship between Responsive Research, Indigenous nations and community partnerships can lead to more culturally informed socio-economic, health and environmental outcomes addressed. The event is sponsored by UAA Alaska Native Studies, the National Resource Center for Alaska Native Elders (NRC-ANE), and UAA Campus Bookstore.
    • Restaurant reviews: Ethnic Food and the American Culinary Imagination

      Kiliç, Zeynep (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-23)
      Dr. Zeynep Kiliç explores how ethnic food is depicted in the American landscape through restaurant reviews.
    • River of Light

      Morgan, John; Woodward, Kesler (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-21)
      Poet John Morgan's River of Light: A Conversation with Kabir is based on a trip down the Copper River. Alongside the artwork by Alaskan artist Kesler Woodward, River of Light folds words, sounds, and colors into being.
    • Scandal of the Military

      Dunegan, Linda (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-14)
      Linda Dunegan was a Medical Administrative Officer, the Medical Readiness Officer, Credentials Manager, Safety Officer, and Chief of Administrative Services in the Alaska Air National Guard. During her 27-year military career, she became one of the highest ranking female officers in the Alaska Air National Guard. Her job was to make reports and investigate potential violations of law within the Air Force. Because she reported deficiencies in the Alaska Air National Guard Executive Management Committee, she encountered a hostile workplace and chose to retire. At this event, Linda explains the Whistleblower Act, describes what happened to her career, and encourages people to continue to stand up for what is right.
    • Sea Travels: Memoirs of a 20th Century Master Mariner

      Sherman, Vaughn (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-15)
      Sea Travels is the story told to Vaughn Sherman by J. Holger Christensen, a mariner and sea captain who sailed the ocean seas and the "unforgiving waters of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska." Vaughn Sherman was a fisheries biologist, ahs worked fro the CIA, and is the author of 3 books. His presentation includes a slide show with fascinating historical photos for everyone to see.
    • The Secret Life of a Black Aspie

      Prahlad, Anand (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-12)
      Anand Prahlad is a professor, poet, and authority on African American folklore. His memoir, The Secret Life of a Black Aspie, discusses growing up in the South with autism spectrum disorder, Asperger's syndrome, which was diagnosed when he was 57. Anand Prahlad is a professor at the University of Missouri. The Secret Life of a Black Aspie is published by the University of Alaska Press.
    • Seven Lucky Stars

      Meador, Jana (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-12-19)
      Jana Meador's Seven Lucky Stars is a book for all ages. It tells the true story of a sled dog left to fend for himself only to find his second chance in life. Sveinn's incredible story began in the middle of the forested mountains, where he was eventually found. His journey takes him on an unexpected 2000 mile adventure, where he meets his seven lucky stars. Jana Meador is also author of three novels: Of Thorns, Roses, and a Devil's Lie; The Edward Hewitt's Story; Under the Magpie Wings; and two screen plays, "Road To Earl (adapted from the Edward Hewitt's Story) and the comedy Cul-de-sac. She is a recent graduate from the New York Film Academy's screenwriting program.
    • Shadowing the Legendary Dizzy Gillespie

      Brown, David G. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-06)
      Shadowing the Legencary Dizzy Gillespie with author and jazz aficionado David G. Brown.
    • Sideways Rain

      Sydnam, Nancy Elliott (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-16)
      Sideways Rain is Dr. Nancy Elliott Sydnam's memoir of 20 years of travel in the stormy Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. Besides her work as a dedicated medical practitioner, Nancy Elliott Sydnam is an emphatic observer of human nature. In journal entries, letters, and poems she writes with deep affection about the landscape adn the people she encountered on her hazardous routes. Included in Sideways Rain are photos, a map of the islands, and an index of names.
    • Sigma Tau Delta Presents Poetry Slam

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-26
    • Snow Child

      Ivey, Eowyn; Stevenson, David (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-02-04)
      At this event, Eowyn discusses her book snow Child, reads a passage or two, and is interviewed by David Stevenson (director of the CWLA/MFA program.) The event is sponsored with Alaska Reads.
    • Snow In May

      Melnik, Kseniya (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-12-22)
      Kseniya Melnik's book, Snow in May, introduces a cast of characters bound by their relationship to the port town of Magadan in Russia's far east, a former gateway for prisoners assigned to Stalin's forced-labor camps. Kseniya Melnik was born in Magadan, Russia and she moved to Alaska in 1998, at the age of 15. She received her MFA from NYU. Snow in May was short-listed for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.
    • Spanish poet Jorge Manrique (1440-1479)

      Ball, Rachael; Garcia, Rebeca Maseda; Fagan, Patricia (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-03)
      UAA professors dr. Rebeca Maseda Garcia (Department of Languages), Dr. Ray Ball (Department of History), and Dr. Patricia Fagan (Department of Lanugages) introduce Jorge Manrique's classic poem "Coplas a la muerte de su padre" (Coplas on the death of his father), with historical background and bilingual readings. Alaska Poet Laureate, John Haines (1924-2011) recited and referred to this poem throughout his life. Wherever and whenever he could, he would recite stanzas--even to his dying day. This event, held in memory of John Haines, will explain the meaning and significance of this timeless masterpiece in world literature. Poets everywhere are encouraged to attend. A command of Spanish is not necessary.
    • Status of Women in China

      Zeng, Annie (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-12-04)
      Annie Zeng discusses the status of women in China. Part of a series of presentations based on the book Empresses In the Palace.
    • The Stolen Years: The True Story of a Pilot's Seven Year Layover in a Madagascar Prison

      Wight, Jean; Wight, John (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-12-05)
      The book The Stolen Years is the story of John Wight, an Anchorage pilot originally from South Africa who was falsely accused of espionage in Madagascar, between 1977 and 1984. Today John Wight is an Associate Professor of Aviation Technology at UAA. This captivating book was written by his wife, Jean.
    • Swift Justice: Leveling the Playing Field for America's Re-Entry Citizens

      Patterson, Kim J. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-24)
      Swift Justice: Leveling the Playing Field for America's Re-entry Citizens gives voice to the uneven playing field levied against vulnerable populations, ethnic minorities, and the poor, concerning the American criminal justice system. Through the heralding of good government, while exposing its corrupt forms, Dr. Kim Patterson challenges the reader to rethink today's concept of justice. Dr. Kim Patterson is an adjunct professor and the director of UAA Student Support Services. His work promotes academic excellence and degree completion among first-year and underrepresented student groups.
    • A Teaching Life

      Nunnally, Clay; Richardson, Chris; Gregory, Vince; Pierce, Patty (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-24)
      A Teaching Life: Clay Nunnally interviewed by Chris Richardson, Vince Gregory, and Patty Pierce. This event is a celebration of Professor Clay Nunnally's long and distinguished teaching career at UAA and his devotion to Romantic and Victorian literature. UAA students Chris Richardson, Vince Gregory, and Patty Pierce interview Professor Nunnally and faculty members share their memories of him.
    • Telecommunication Reliability

      Ayers, Mark (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-12-05)
      Mark Ayers is the author of the book Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory and Practice (2012) and currently teaches at UAA. At this event, he explains the field of telecommunications system reliability analysis which includes fiber optic, microwave, satellite, and mobile wireless networks as well as facility design, power systems (including battery backup) and software/firmware. Having a more sophisticated approach to reliability and availability prediction in telecommunications systems will also be discussed.
    • Tracks and Treks Series #3 Alaskan Authors

      Matthews, Bonnye; Thornton, Stephanie; Helmer, Tiffinie (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-08-01)
      Three Alaskan authors discuss their books, works in progress, and their deep connection to Alaska. Bonnye Matthews: Ki'Tis Story 75,000 BC, Stephanie Thornton: The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora and Daughter of the Gods, Tiffinie Helmer: Hooked, DreamWeaver, and Moosed Up, come together to read and discuss their books, life, and writing in Alaska.
    • Translating the Novel Wake in Winter by Russian Author Nadezhada Belenkaya

      Gregovich, Andrea (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-02-07)
      Wake In Winter is set in the provincial town of Rogozhin, which is a driving distance from Moscow. It is a story about a talented graduate student, Nina Koretskaya, who finds an opportunity to earn money by translating and interpreting Spanish by working for an adoption agent named Ksenia. As Nina gets herself more and more involved in the adoption process, she becomes emotionally disturbed by the children she attempts to help, and finds herself involved in what looks more and more like an adoption mafia. Andrea Gregovich earned a MFA in Creative Writing from University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her translation of USSR, Diary of a Perestroika Kid, by Vladimir Kozlov has been widely acclaimed. Russian author Nadezhda Belenkaya, born in Moscow, has a degree in Hispanic studies and literary translation from the Gorky Literary Institute. Wake In Winter is her fist novel.