• Assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and Malcolm X.

      Nabors, Forrest (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-23)
      Political Science professor Forrest Nabors discusses two assassinations that changed American history. April 15, 1856: the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (150 years ago) and February 21, 1965: Malcolm X killed (50 years ago). Dr. Forrest Nabors is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska. He teaches American government and has just completed a book on Reconstruction after the American Civil War. dr. Nabors received his undergraduate education at Claremont McKenna College and the University of Chicago and he earned his PhD at the University of Oregon. Between undergraduate and graduate studies, he was a high technology business executive in the internet sector, but his love of studying Lincoln and American Government drew him back to graduate school.
    • Author and artist George Gee. Flutters from Side Street Volume One.

      Gee, George (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-20)
      In 1992, George Gee and his wife Deborah Seaton opened Side Street Espresso, on G Street in downtown Anchorage. Soon the daily white boards for the cafe mirrored the intensity of contemporary American culture with social and political caricatures and commentary. Whereas George would erase each board at the end of the day, starting in 1997, he began to preserve the artwork, which resulted in the book, Flutters from Side Street: Volume One, Dry Erase Drawings, Social and Political Commentary, and Reflections From A Morning Walk To Work. The book is an amazing collection of dry erase drawings that highlight pieces of Anchorage and American history.
    • Author and UAA Professor E. J. R. David.

      David, E. J. R. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-12)
      E. J. R. David is Associate Professor of Psychology at UAA and Director of the Alaska Native Community Advancement in Psychology (ANCAP) program. He earned his Bachelor's degree in psychology from UAA and his Master of Arts and doctoral degrees in clinical-community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the new book, We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet, Letters to My Filipino-Athabascan Family, E. J. R. David shares intimate letters written to his Fili-Baskan (Koyukon Athabascan and Filipino) family. In these letters, he addresses the need to nurture connectedness, strength, freedom, and love, in order to heal the injuries endured from historical and contemporary trauma and oppression.
    • Authors Phyllis Ann Fast and Jane E Harper, The Dire Wolf Alliance and Unequally Divided

      Fast, Phyllis Ann; Harper, Jane E. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-03)
      Phyllis Ann Fast, born in Anchorage, is of Koyukon Athabascan and white American heritage. After teaching at UAF and UAA, she retired Professor Emerita in 2014. Her previous books are Half-Bead of Fundy and Midnight Trauma. Jane E. Harper was born in North Carolina and lives in Anchorage. Unequally Divided is a vibrant novel portraying difficult choices of love and life's direction during the tumultuous Vietnam era.
    • Bats!

      Reimer, Jesika (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-04)
      UAA Bookstore presents zoologist Jesika Reimer: Bats! Jesika Reimer is a zoologist at the Alaska Center for Conservation Science at UAA and has been studying bats in the north for the last eight years. She is currently involved in bat research throughout interior Alaska and has been studying a network of little brown myotis maternity colonies in the Copper River basin and along the Tanana River, to assess seasonal activity, roose preferences, and how nocturnal bats survive in the land of the midnight sun.
    • Behind the Pen with Don Rearden's Creative Writing Students

      Rearden, Don (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-12-04)
      UAA students from Professor Don Rearden's Creative Writing class read and discuss their current work. Everyone is welcome to attend. Professor Don Rearden teaches creative writing in the Department of English at UAA. He is the author of the novel The Raven's Gift and the co-author of Never Quit, the memoir of Alaskan pararescue operator Jimmy Settle.
    • Beyond the Bear

      Bigley, Dan; McKinney, Debra (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-22)
      Dan Bigley and Debra McKinney are co-authors of “Beyond the Bear,” the story of Dan’s brutal bear attack and dramatic rescue. The book describes Dan’s extraordinary life after being blinded. Combining fascinating details, Alaska journalist Debra McKinney’s captures the core essence of Dan’s experience.
    • Bi Lingual Poetry Reading and Translations

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-14
      A selection of poems will be signed in ASL and read in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, with English and ASL translations, by current UAA students in the Department of Languages. Come celebrate the arrival of spring by listening to bilingual poetry on Spring Breakup.
    • The Biggest Damned Hat: Tales from Alaska's Territorial Lawyers and Judges

      Cravez, Pamela (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-13)
      The Biggest Damned Hat presents a fascinating collection of stories ranging from the gold rush to the 1950s. Based upon legal research, oral histories, and interviews of more than 50 lawyers who came to Alaska prior to 1959, it provides new stories and perspectives on Alaska history from gold rush times to statehood. Pamela Cravez is editor of the Alaska Justice Forum and research associate at the UAA Justice Center. She holds a J.D. from the Catholic University School of Law and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her articles about the territorial years have appeared in the Alaska Law Review, Alaska Journal, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Journal of Commerce and Anchorage Times.
    • Can I Do This

      Forner, Miranda (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-19)
      Miranda Forner presents Can I Do This, a collection of essays covering her experiences becoming an independent, single mother in Alaska. Born and raised in Alaska, Miranda has lived in Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg, and Kodiak. She is a Cub Scout den Leader and has recently graduated UAA with a major in English and a minor in Creative Writing.
    • Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travel of Dick Griffith

      Griffith, Dick; Johnson, Kaylene (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-12-02)
      Dick Griffith journeyed across Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and the American West. According to Jon Krakauer, "Griffith is simply afflicted with an irresistible inclination to attempt what others say can't be done. When asked what possesses a man to repeatedly strike out alone across hundreds of miles of rugged, lonely country, he replies, 'Every so often, it's just time to walk.'" Kaylene Johnson is author of five books about Alaska including her memoir A Tender Distance: Adventures Raising My Son in Alaska.
    • Celebrating Earth Day

      Riley, Julie; Ellsworth, Cecil (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-22)
      Celebrating Earth Day with horticulturist Julie Riley, water farmer Cecil Ellsworth, and master gardeners.
    • Celebrating Shakespeare Four Hundred Years On

      Widdicombe, Toby; Emmerichs, Sharon (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-23)
      English professors Toby Widdicombe and Sharon Emmerichs, UAA students, and staff share favorite Shakespeare sonnets.
    • Cervantes and Shakespeare: On screen and Stage

      Kassier, Theodore; Crosman, Robert (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2009-04-22)
      UAA Professors Dr. Robert Crosman (English Dept.) and Dr. Theodore Kassier (Languages Dept.) come together to discuss two literary giants and their enduring art. This event is held in celebration of the anniversary of their death dates, April 23, 1616. Surviving the centuries; see how the original masters of drama keep alive today.
    • Cheryl Dalena presents Healthy Alaskans 2020, our statewide health improvement plan

      Dalena, Cheryl (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-03)
      Healthy Alaskans 2020 is the strategic health improvement plan for Alaska led jointly by the State of Alaska and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. The framework for the plan contains Leading Health Indicators (LHI’s) which are tracked annually, and overtime, to assess how we are improving and insuring health equity for all Alaskans and thereby advancing wellness. This event will provide an overview of the statewide health improvement plan, share a summary of the strategies, actions and community partners engaging in activities to help measure and meet statewide targets. Cheryl Dalena, who serves as Alaska Native Tribal Health Co-Chair for Healthy Alaskans 2020, will provide an overview of the statewide health improvement plan, share a summary of the strategies, actions and community partners engaging in activities to help improve health and meet statewide targets and share status and plans. This event is held in celebration of National Public Health Week and is cosponsored by the UAA Masters of Public Health Program and UAA Campus Bookstore.
    • "Cinema, Aesthetics and Industrial Disappearance in China

      Ren, Hai (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-02-04)
      The Chinese economy in recent years has been shifting from a manufacture-based ("made in China") to a creativity-based ("created in China") model. How does Chinese cinema address the disappearance of factories? Professor Hai Ren's presentation will address the different kinds of cinematic engagements with the Chinese factory. Hai Ren is associate professor of East Asian Studies and Anthropology at the University of Arizona. This event is sponsored with the UAA Confucius Institute.
    • Circadian and Ultradian Rhythms and Cancer Control: Special Challenges for Alaskans and What to Do About It

      Freeman, Lyn (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-02-07)
      This series of lectures provides cutting edge research, information, and tips on how to improve your odds of recovery from cancer, of remaining in remission, or simply preventing cancer in the first place. Dr. Lyn Freeman is an Alaskan researcher and behavioral medicine provider who just completed six years of National Cancer Institute-funded research on overcoming the side effects of cancer treatments. The intervention she created and tested produced clinically and statistically significant improvements and is now a model of care for cancer survivors.
    • The Civil War: 150 Years Later

      Haycox, Stephen; Jacobs, Will; Gavorsky, Scott; Ha, Songho; Muller, James W.; James, Elizabeth (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-12)
      UAA History and Political Science Departments present: The Civil War, 150 Years Later. Scott Gavorsky: Basic overview of certain issues relating to the Civil War. Songho Ha: The institution of antebellum slavery. Stephen Haycox: American politics leading to the secession movement. James W. Muller: Lincoln and his role. William Jacobs: The military innovations/consequences of the war. Elizabeth James: Reconstruction and the lingering effects of the Civil War.
    • Climate Models: New Methods and Applications

      Allen, Jon S. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-22)
      In this talk, we will briefly review the evolution of climate modeling; explore complex modeling concepts, such as positive feedback; and objectively look at the current state of models and what they tell us. Lastly, we will close with an application of modeling to storm surge on the western Alaskan coast being developed at UAA. Since the development of the first general circulation model and the advent of computing in the 1950s, climate modeling has evolved rapidly in complexity and accuracy, as well as breadth of application. Current models track the movement of fluids and energy transfer between the atmosphere, land, and ocean to most commonly output either short-term weather forecasts or long-term climate change predictions. Jon S. Allen is a current engineering PhD student at UAA/UAF. He holds a MS Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M.
    • Colleen Mondor presents The Map of My Dead Pilots, the Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska

      Mondor, Colleen Catherine (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-04)
      I learned to fly at age eighteen and have degrees in aviation, history, and northern studies. The Map of My Dead Pilots is based on my experiences as lead dispatcher at a Part 135 (commercial) air carrier based in Fairbanks. The "Company" had bases in multiple bush locations and flew single-engine, multi-engine, and twin turbine aircraft carrying everything from scheduled passengers and mail to convicts and sled dogs. There were incidents and accidents, moments of Pythonesque absurdity and brain-numbing hard work. It was never the profession I learned about in the classroom nor the glory stories so popular in modern mith. It is the story of the people who worked at one Alaskan commuter airline and the culmination of my efforts to understand how commercial pilots live and die in the Last Frontier.