• 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.
    • 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.
    • [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.
    • A Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English Emotional Metaphor

      Wei, Zaijiang (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-19)
      The UAA Confucius Institute sponsored this presentation by Dr. Zaijiang Wei. His talk is titled “A Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English Emotional Metaphor.”
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Cuba in Poetry, History, and Images

      Ball, Rachael; Streff, Caroline (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-08-03)
      Caroline Streff and Professor Ray Ball discuss their experiences conducting archival and library research in Havana and writing historically informed poetry. Caroline Streff's poetry focuses on the complex issues related to the Revolution's redistribution of physical space. Dr. Ball's poetry concerns the ways the history of colonialism intersects with how history is told and retold on the island. Caroline Streff majored in English and International Studies at UAA. She plans to study Latin American rhetoric in graduate school. Ray Ball is Associate Professor of History at UAA. She is a published poet and author of Treating the Public: Charitable Theater and Civic Health in the Early Modern Atlantic World.
    • Cultural Roots in Lithuanian and Jewish History

      Murphy, Curtis; Oblath, Rabbi; Minkstimas, Edvinas; Fried, Leslie; Worthington, Svaja (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-02-03)
      Lithuanian history, music, poetry and culture will be highlighted at this special event. Guest speakers include classical pianist Edvinas Minkstimas, Rabbi Michael Oblath (Congregation Beth Sholom), Curtis Murphy (UAA Department of History), Leslie Fried (Alaska Jewish Museum) and Svaja Worthington (Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuanian). This event is sponsored by the Honorary Consul from the State of Alaska to the Republic of Lithuania, Congregation Beth Sholom, UAA Campus Bookstore, UAA Department of Music, UAA Department of History, Alaska Jewish Museum, Chilkoot Charlie's and others.
    • Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska

      Maloney, Lisa (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-23)
      In the new guidebook Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska, Lisa Maloney explores the most rewarding trails in and around the Mat-Su Valley, Chugach State Park, Skilak and Kenai Lakes, Whittier, Seward, Homer, and more. 100 hikes are featured with detailed route descriptions and color photos to help people get out and enjoy Southcentral. In addition, Lisa Maloney shares the oops, ouches, "brrrr"s and thrills of hiking with lessons she has learned over the years. Lisa Maloney has lived in Alaska for more than 25 years. A former outdoors columnist for The Anchorage Press, she served as senior editor at Alaska magazine and authored the award winning travel guidebook Moon Alaska.
    • Destructive Leadership Behavior

      Prasad, Rashmi; Emerton, Monica P.; Gorshunov, Mikhail A. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-09)
      Rashmi Prasad and two graduate students, Monica Emerton and Mikhail Gorshunov present research on destructive leadership behavior.
    • 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.
    • The Effect of the Fire Water Myth

      Gonzalez, Vivian (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-22)
      Dr. Vivian Gonzalez discusses her research on the Fire Water Myth regarding American Indian and Alaska Native alcohol-related behavior. Moreover, assumptions about genetic predisposition for alcohol abuse unveiled. Dr. Vivian Gonzalez received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Hawaii in 2004 and then completed a three-year NIAAA funded postdoctoral training program in alcoholism etiology and treatment at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions. Her research interests include a) alcohol and other substance abuse etiology and treatment, b) predictors and prevention of suicidality, c) the functional associations between suicidality and alcohol. She is currently a principal investigator on a NIAAA funded RC2 grant to develop and test a smartphone-based treatment for alcoholism.
    • Embracing Two Spirit Identity

      Miller, Jenny; Bean, Will; McDermott, Tuigana (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-18)
      Founders of Aurora Pride, an Indigenous LGBTQ2 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and Two-Spirit) support group, Jenny Miller, Will Bean, and Tuigana McDermott come together to discuss "Two Spirit Identity" and its distinctive meaning in Alaska Native and indigenous communities. Jenny Miller created "Continuous," a photographic portraiture series documenting the experiences of Alaska Native LGBTQ2 Two Spirit peoples from distinctive tribal backgrounds. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA in Photomedia and a BA in American Indian Studies.
    • Epigenetics for Cancer Recovery and Chronic Disease

      Freeman, Lyn (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-17)
      Part Four of Recovering and Preventing Cancer Lecture Series: Epigenetics for Cancer Recovery and Chronic Disease. 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. Lyn Freeman has a doctorate in psychology with an emphasis in mind-body imagery. She owns the for-profit research firm Mind Matters Research. She delivered series of lectures to help listeners understand the most current ways to take control of personal health outcomes. She is an Alaska 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.