• 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.
    • Alaska Native Corporations and their Shareholders: Future Considerations

      Leggett, Aaron; Ongtooguk, Paul; Wassilie, Carl (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2013-08-05)
      Aaron Leggett, Paul Ongtooguk, and Carl Wassilie come together to present their views about Alaska Native Corporations and their shareholders. the heart of the discussion will focus on Alaska Natives who feel disenfranchised and cheated because they do not have a formal relationship with any Native corporation due to the time of their birth and inheritance rules.
    • 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.
    • The Art of Myth-Busting: Barthes' "Plastic" and the Gyre Art Exhibit

      Wagner-Lawlor, Jennifer (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-02-06)
      Roland Barthes' essay "Plastic" (1957) offers a framework for "reading" the stunning display of eco-artwork feature in GYRE: The Plastic Ocean exhibit coming to the Anchorage Museum. At this event, guest speaker Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor traces Barthes' admiration and skepticism about plastic, a then-new material, and links his insights to themes seen in the genre of found-plastic art. Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor is an associate professor of Women's Studies and English at Penn State. Her most recent book is Postmodern Utopias and Feminist Fictions.
    • Literal and visual storytelling

      Dalton, Jack; Share, Susan; Mills, Sierra; Helmick, Eric (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-01)
      A presentation on April 1, 2014 at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Bookstore. Panelists include performance artist Jack Dalton, artist Susan Share, quilter Sierra Mills (UAA Care Team), and Bosco's Eric Helmick. Topics include art and book forms; quilt making and autobiography; written plays and performance; and the role of text in graphic stories. The writer as artist and performer and the various ways we tell each other stories are themes for this event.
    • Reinhold Sackmann presents: Employers, Migrants, and Labor Markets in Germany case studies.

      Sackmann, Reinhold (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-02)
      A presentation on April 2, 2014 at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Bookstore. Reinhold Sackmann presents Employers, Migrants, and Labor Markets in Germany case studies. Reinhold Sackmann is professor at the Institute of Sociology, Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. His research interests include analyzing the social structure of modern societies, demographic changes in Germany, migrant workers, and public sector employment. At this event he will discuss economic and social attitudes toward non-German migrant workers in Germany. The event is sponsored with the UAA Sociology Department.
    • Plays and poor relief in the early modern Spanish empire

      Ball, Rachael (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-03)
      Historian Ray Ball presents plays and poor relief in the early modern Spanish empire. Ray Ball, (UAA History Department), shares her research on the relationship between Spanish theatre and health care funding in the Spanish empire. Her book project Treating The Public: Public Drama, Public Health, and Public Opinion in the Early Modern Atlantic World is a comparison of commercial theater, charitable organizations, and public health in cities in the Spanish and Anglo Atlantic worlds during the 16th and 17th centuries.
    • Ghana, Africa's newest star

      Lutz, Lawrence (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-04)
      In 2012, Time magazine called Ghana "Africa's Newest Star." It has a multi-party democracy, a growing economy that includes oil production and a glowing reputation for hospitality. Lawrence Lutz (who works with the NSB Health Department in Barrow, AK) visited Ghana with the Peace Corps in 1990. He returned in 2009 to give HIV/AIDS training to educators. At this event, Lawrence Lutz shares his knowledge about Ghana and the experiences he had living there.
    • From the Beverly Hillbillies to Duck Dynasty: Whiteness, Culture, and Memory in the American South.

      Hartman, Ian C. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-07)
      At this event, professor Ian Hartman (UAA History Dept.) discusses how white racial identity in the America South has shaped public policy and popular culture throughout America. His research has been published in American Nineteenth Century History and in The Journal of Southern History. Currently, he is working on a book about race, labor, and economic development in the American west since the Civil War.
    • The Origins of Ukraine and the Ukrainian-Russian Crisis

      Murphy, Curtis (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-15)
      At this timely event, historian Curtis Murphy (UAA History Dept.) shares his understanding of the critical developments in Ukraine and Russia today. His research on burghers and bureaucrats in Poland-Lithuania, 1776-1793 has been published in the Slavic Review and currently he is working on a book about the state and self-governing entities in Poland, Ukraine, and Russia from 1750 to 1850.
    • Researching Alaska with Ann Fienup-Riordan, Willie Hensley, and Katie Ringsmuth

      Fienup-Riordan, Ann; Hensley, Willie; Ringsmuth, Katie (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-16)
      Ann Fienup-Riordan, Willie Hensley, and Katie Ringsmuth share insights on how to connect, research, and uncover Alaska's past. Their individual interests, projects, approaches, and challenges researching Alaska will be highlighted. Katie Ringsmuth: National Park Service historian (UAA History Department); Ann Fienup-Riordan: anthropologist, author, and oral historian; Willie Hensley: Inupiaq activist, leader, author (UAA College of Business).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Hydrology, Arctic Health, Resource Economics, Geo Visualization

      James, Alexander; Reeves, Matt; Amstalavski, Philippe; Witmer, Frank (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-12-02)
      Matt Reeves, Geological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, is interested in starting a successful Hydrogeology program at UAA. Philippe Amstalavski, Public Health, College of Health, is interested in Arctic environmental health, effects of changes in hydrology on circumpolar health, and the fate of contaminants in the environment. Alexander James, Economics, College of Business and Public Policy, is interested in environmental and resource economics and in analyzing a variety of economic problems using experimental methods, especially those related to non-market valuation and public policy. Frank Witmer, Computer Science, School of Engineering, is interested in studying human-environment interactions using satellite imagery, spatial statistical analysis, geographic information systems, and geovisualization.
    • Readings and Writings Presented by UAA Undergraduate English Students

      University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-12-03
      Faculty-chosen undergraduate creative writing students in the English Department come together to present their course work. Everyone is welcome to attend and be enchanted.
    • 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.
    • Lost Villages of the Eastern Aleutians: Biorka, Kashega, Makushin

      Mason, Rachel; Hudson, Ray (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-12-05)
      The book Lost Villages of the Eastern Aleutians documents the history of three Unangax̂ villages left behind in the evacuations and dislocations of World War II, never to be permanently resettled.