• 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.
    • Traversing Monstrosity: Power and Peril upon Shakespeare’s Roads

      Emmerichs, Sharon (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-12-08)
      Sharon Emmerichs examines how Shakespeare uses roads not only as a means to get from one place to another, but also as a means to go from one state of being to another. Using references from As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, and Twelfth Night, Sharon Emmerichs explores how in Shakespeare comedies women change from "natural" to "monstrous” and then are able to recover from this change. However, in Shakespeare tragedies such changes lead women to their death, on a road that cannot be diverted. Dr. Sharon Emmerichs teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and poetry in the UAA English Department. She received her B.A. in English literature from the University of Oregon and her M.A. and PhD. D. from the University of Missouri.
    • Tree Selection, Planting, and Maintenance in South Central Alaska.

      Terry, Gregg (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-07)
      Gregg Terry is passionate about trees and is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist. He teaches for UAA Continuing Education and at UAA Chugiak-Eagle River campus. His continuing education courses include: Landscape design for the homeowner, Greenhouse design and operation, Sustainable gardening, Pruning for the homeowner plus a one credit hour Organic gardening class at Chugiak Eagle River campus.
    • UAA Creative Writing Students: Reading and Writing

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-17
      Selected UAA English Department undergraduate creative writing students read from their work. Everyone is invited to come and explore the voices of multiple literary genres.
    • UAA WRTG Department Student Readings

      Barnes, Aisha (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-25)
      First Annual Celebration of Student Writing. Come listen to original writing by UAA WRTG Students. This event is sponsored with the UAA Writing department and is hosted by Aisha Barnes.
    • Unite For Literacy: Bringing Books in Cup'ik, Tlingit, and Inupiaq to Kids Everywhere

      Ohle, Kathryn (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-11)
      Kathryn Ohle discusses her research in early childhood education and her work with Unite For Literacy. Her project, to promote early literacy and language preservation, seeks to provide bilingual children's books in Alaska Native languages, online and in print, to families, children, and teachers. Kathryn Ohle is associate professor in Early Childhood Education, COE at UAA. She is the recipient of a Selkregg Award, a CCEL grant.
    • Warnings Against Myself: Memoirs of a Superstitious Mountaineer

      Stevenson, David (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-08)
      Book launch. David Stevenson is the director of the Creative Writing and Literary Arts Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is the author of the short fiction collection Letters from Chamonix, winner of the Banff Mountain Festival Fiction Prize. Since 1995 he has been the book reviews editor at The American Alpine Journal.
    • Water Mask and Be-Hooved: Two New Books from Essayist Monica Devine and Poet Mar Ka2

      Ka, Mar; Devine, Monica (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-26)
      Essayist Monica Devine and poet Mar Ka discuss their recently published books, which explore their personal journeys through Alaska in memoir and poetry. Monica Devine's new book, Water Mask, is a collection of essays that chronicles her interactions with Alaska's land and its people. Her work is an "adventurous memoir that reflects on family, place, memory, work, perception and culture in a land that both beguiles and rejects." Monica worked as a speech/language therapist for many years, traveling to dozens of villages across Alaska. She has authored five children's books, including Iditarod: The Greatest Win Ever, which was a nominee for the celebrated Golden Kite Award. Her other awards include first place in the Alaska State Poetry Contest, a Pushcart nominee for her story, Mission of Motherhood, and a first-place award in creative nonfiction from New Letters journal for her story, On The Edge of Ice, about accompanying whalers on a spring hunt. Mar Ka's new poetry collection, Be-hooved, is a layered spiritual memoir structured along the seasons and framed by the migration of the Porcupine caribou herd. "Entrancing, profound, and startling, this book is a testament to hope before change, persistence before confusion, and empathy before difference." Poet Mar Ka, aka Mary Kancewick, traveled throughout Alaska during her years as an indigenous rights attorney. Her poetry has been published in national and international journals and on occasion has been set to music. The recipient of an NEH grant and the Midnight Sun Poetry Prize, she has long served as a poetry judge for the UAA/ADN Statewide Creative Writing Contest. She presently teaches poetry workshops at the Eagle River Nature Center. Water Mask and Be-Hooved are published by University of Alaska Press.
    • Women in China, Then and Now

      Wang, Robin (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-10)
      Dr. Robin Wang presents on the subject of feminism in China.
    • Words for Future Generations: Celebrating Alaska History and Study with Terrence and Dermot Cole

      Cole, Terrence; Cole, Dermot (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-29)
      Please join us to celebrate The Big Wild Soul of Terrence Cole, an eclectic collection of work created to honor Alaska's beloved public historian. Edited by Frank Soos and Mary Ehrlander and published by University of Alaska Press, the inspired collection of essays, authored by Terrence's students, colleagues and friends, highlight research spanning the humanities and social sciences. Included are essays by University of Alaska professors Stephen Haycox, Ross Coen, Sherry Simpson, Katherine Ringsmuth, Frank Soos and Lee Huskey. Terrence Cole is Emeritus Professor of History and Northern Studies, UAF, and the director of the UAF Office of Public History. He is author of numerous books and essays, including Banking on Alaska: A History of the National Bank of Alaska; The Cornerstone on College Hill: An Illustrated History of the University of Alaska Fairbanks; Crooked Past: The History of a Frontier Mining Camp; Nome: City of the Golden Beaches; and Fighting for the 49th Star: C.W. Snedden and the Crusade for Alaska Statehood. Dermot Cole is a journalist and former columnist for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. He is author of several books, including North to the Future: The Alaska Story 1959-2009; Fairbanks: A Gold Rush Town That Beat the Odds; Frank Barr: Alaskan Pioneer Bush Pilot and One-Man Airline. This event sponsored by UAA Campus Bookstore and Tundra Vision.
    • Write Hard Die Free

      Weaver, Howard (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-20)
      Howard Weaver was born in Anchorage and began writing for the Anchorage Daily News during his junior year at East Anchorage High school in 1967. He worked at the Anchorage Daily News 1972-1995, as a police reporter, court reporter, legislative correspondent, daily columnist, managing editor, and held full editorial responsibility for the paper in 1983. Twice he led the Anchorage Daily News to Pulitzer Prizes: in 1976 for coverage of the Alaska Teamsters Union during construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and in 1989 for coverage of alcoholism and suicide among Alaska Natives. His accolades include service as a Pulitzer Prize Juror, being a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and acting as co-chair of the international association of northern editors, the Northern News Service. In 1998 he was named by an Alaska Public Radio Network survey as one of the 40 most influential Alaskans in the state's first 40 years of history. Write Hard, Die Free is his just released memoir. This event is sponsored with the Alaska Press Club.
    • Writing Deep Dixie a memoir and Sea Change

      Caston, Anne (2017-04-01)
      A presentation on April 1, 2017 at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Bookstore. Poet Anne Caston discusses writing Deep Dixie a memoir, and Sea Change her forthcoming poetry collection. A Former nurse, a writer, and an educator, Anne Caston is a founding faculty member of the low residency M.F.A. program at UAA. Her poetry collections include Flying Out With The Wounded, Judah's Lion, and Prodigal. She is currently working on a new collection of poems called Sea Change. Her forthcoming memoir, Deep Dixie: A Southerner's Take On Life, Love, Friendship, Romance, Faith, and Coming Of Age Among Southern Baptists is the focus of this event.
    • Yasuhito Nakasato, Artist of the Outside Looking In

      Nakasato, Yasuhito (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-29)
      Born and raised in Tokyo, Yasuhito Nakasato came to Alaska in 2010 to study graphic design art at UAA. After he graduated UAA, he started to experiment making drawings out of acrylic. As an artist, much of his inspiration came from study art history with Professor Charles Sean Licka where he came to realize "anything is possible in art." At this event, Yasu will discuss his artwork, what motives his artistic expression and creative passion.