• 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.
    • Yijing (I Ching)

      Deming, Chen (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-08-08)
      Visiting Chinese scholar Chen Deming presents Yijing (I Ching) and Chinese philosophy. Chen Deming will attend the Chinese philosophy Ph.D program at Renmin University, Beijing this fall. Mr. Chen is presently serving as summer teaching intern fro Dr. Kristin Helweg Hanson. Mr. Chen's visit is sponsored with the UAA Philosophy Department. This bookstore event is a unique opportunity for everyone to learn about the ancient text Yijing, Chinese philosophy, and thought.
    • Dinosaurs Under the Aurora

      Gangloff, Roland A. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-08-16)
      Long before the North Slope of Alaska was being exploited for its petroleum resources, it was a place where dinosaurs roamed. Dinosaurs Under the Aurora immerses readers in the challenges, stark beauty, and hard-earned rewards of conducting paleontological field work in the Arctic. Roland A. Gangloff recounts the significant discoveries of field and museum research on Arctic dinosaurs, most notably of the last 25 years when the remarkable record of dinosaurs from Alaska was compiled. Roland A. Gangloff is Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics at UAF and former Curator of Earth Science at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, He is presently a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Museum of Paleontology.
    • Mentoring Refugees: Assisting with Resettlement in Anchorage

      Welker, Nathan (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-12-03)
      Join us as several mentors share their experiences in volunteering with the Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services program, offered by Catholic Social Services, welcoming and orienting new refugees to Anchorage. Family mentors have volunteer agreements for a minimum of six months and a wealth of new experiences and new cultural understandings for themselves! Nathan Welker, a student at UAA, began as a family mentor as a capstone experience in the Civic Engagement Certificate program and following an internship in Senegal. He created this panel presentation as a part of his capstone course.
    • 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.
    • Anchorage's Title 21 Land-Use Code Rewrite

      Weddleton, John (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-12-04)
      John Weddleton discusses Anchorage’s decades-long attempt to rewrite our land use laws. The presentation will touch on economics, public policy, the environment, community planning and more. Weddleton has been involved with Title 21 as a community council president, planning and zoning commissioner, business owner and citizen.
    • 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.
    • [Containment] Alaskan Undead Apocalypse Book II

      Schubert, Sean (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-12-06)
      "Anchorage, once Alaska's largest city, has fallen. Now a threatening maze of death, the city is firmly in the cold grip of a growing zombie horde." Containment is the sequel to the zombie thriller Infection. Everyone is encouraged to come and be scared at the future that awaits. Containment is published by Permuted Press.
    • 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.
    • Cracked Frog: Sharing Tradition and Art

      Williams, James M. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-02-06)
      James Williams is an Alaska Native born in Sitka. His clan is Raven/Frog or Kiks.ádi from the Clay House. Besides being a renowned artist/carver, he is an accomplished blacksmith and knife maker. At this event, James will showcase examples of his work and discuss the art of carving. The Frog Feast Bowl Ceremony (unveiling Cracked Frog) was November 29, 2012 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
    • Community Engagement projects: a faculty panel presentation

      Mueller, Mike; Causey, Douglas; Barnett, Gabrielle; Pace, Kimberly; O'Malley, Maureen; McNulty, Julie A.; Wilson, Caroline (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-01)
      A presentation on April 1, 2013 at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Bookstore. At this event, recipients of Center for Community Engagement and Learning funding describe their projects, student involvement, community partnerships, and engaged research. UAA faculty include Mike Mueller & Doug Causey, Gabrielle Barnett & Kimberly Pace, Maureen O'Malley & Julie McNulty and Caroline Wilson. Projects include Alaska Brain Bee; Kodiak Island Science Teacher/Scientist Partnerships, WCF: Women, Culture, Film; An Academic-Clinical and Practice Partnership at ANMC.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • From War to Peace: Post Conflict Developments in the World

      Ama, Michihiro; Sayles, Chelsea; Shannon, Kelly (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-17)
      At this event, panelists include Michihiro Ama (Languages Dept./UAA), Chelsea Sayles (Campus Diversity and Compliance/UAA) and Kelly Shannon (History Dept./UAA). Violence, international law, and the nature of peace are topics to be highlighted. This event is being held in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 8th, 2013.)
    • Creative Writing and Literary Arts Undergraduate Readings II

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-04-18
      UAA students share their creative work and showcase various literary genres. Faculty are on hand to introduce their students.
    • 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.
    • 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.