• Indigenous elder teachings on science, technology and other issues for the 21st Century

      Merculieff, Larry (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-19)
      This will be a fascinating look at how the contributions of indigenous knowledge and ways of thinking can benefit people today. Larry Merculieff was born and raised in a traditional upbringing on St. Paul Island. In 2003, Larry was instrumental in gaining both federal and state recognition of Alaska Native subsistence rights to harvest halibut throughout coastal Alaska. Recently he founded Seven Generations Consulting.
    • International Student Passport Series: Nigeria and Mongolia

      Baye, Douglas; Enkhbold, Munkh-Urguu (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-13)
      UAA international students, Douglas Baye from Nigeria and Munkh-Urguu Enkhbold from Mongolia, discuss their home countries, education, and coming to Alaska.
    • Iñupiaq Translations and Transformations of Protestant Beliefs and Practices

      Hanson, Kristin Helweg (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-14)
      Dr. Kristin Helweg Hanson's book Alaska Native (Iñupiaq) Translations and Transformations of Protestant Beliefs and Practices: A Case Study of How Religions Interact, has recently been published by Edwin Mellen Press. It explores how Iñupiaq spirituality-culture has and can inform and shape the immigrant Christian system.
    • Ishmael Hope presents Courtesans of Founder Hill

      Hope, Ishmael Khaagwáask’ (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-09)
      Ishmael Hope is a storyteller, poet, and writer who explores his Inupiaq and Tlingit heritages. His Inupiaq name is Angaluuk and his Tlingit name is Khaagwaask'. Courtesans of Flounder Hill is his first collection of poetry and is published by Ishmael Reed Publishing Company. According to the late Richard Dauenhauer, Ishmael Hope "reminds us how each of us is central in a multigenerational relationship involving ancestry, self, and descendants; heritage, contemporary culture, and legacy; an unbroken chain of storytellers, daily life, and dreams, always negotiating, in the words of T. S. Eliot, between tradition and the individual talent." Ishmael Hope is also the author of the comic book Strong Man and was the lead writer for the highly acclaimed video game Kisima Ingitchuna: Never Alone.
    • IT Security and University Systems

      McGrath, Max (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-04)
      Max McGrath and members of IT Services discuss challenges facing UA systems regarding new technology and security systems. The commitment to having access to information and academic freedom and throughout the UA community will also be highlighted. Max McGrath is a Security Analyst in Information Technology Services at UAA.
    • It's Good to be the King: Advice and Statecraft in Early Modern Europe

      Ball, Rachael (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-02-05)
      In 1543, before his departure from Spain to fight the French, Emperor Charles V left guidance for his 15 year old son, Philip. The detailed written instructions have been transcribed by Rachael Ball and Geoffrey Parker in a bilingual critical edition called Cómo Ser Rey. These secret letters include frank assessments of officials and instructions on how kings should comport themselves and treat their subjects. Charles V reminded his son of his many duties, including how to deal with his various kingdoms and peoples with diverse languages, customs, and regional identities--an issue that continues to resonate today in the Catalan Independence movement. Ray Ball is an Assistant Professor of Early Modern European and World History at UAA. She earned a doctorate in Early Modern European History from Ohio State University.
    • The Legacy of Verna E. Pratt.

      Hudson, Ginger (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-23)
      When Ginger Hudson purchased her first Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers in 1999, she had no idea she was destined meet the author, Verna Pratt-twelve years later. Today, Ginger is the newsletter editor for the Master Gardeners in Anchorage and secretary of the Native Plant Society. She is enrolled in the UAA MFA Creative Writing and Literary Arts Program to complete her forthcoming publication, The Life and Legacy of Verna Pratt, Alaska's Wildflower Wizard.
    • Let Your Memoir Be Your Resistance: How Booker Wright's Granddaughter Turned His Story, and Her Journey to Uncover it, into American History

      Johnson, Yvette (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-02-05)
      In 2011, Yvette Johnson traveled back to Greenwood, Mississippi–home of the Emmett Till murder and home of the man convicted of slaying Medgar Evers–to uncover true the story of her late grandfather Booker Wright. Booker Wright spent his evenings waiting tables for Whites at a local restaurant and his mornings running his own business. In the 1966 NBC interview and documentary *Mississippi: A Self-Portrait*, his remark, “Have to keep that smile,” sent shock waves throughout America. And what life was truly like for Black people of Greenwood, Mississippi finally received national attention. Four decades later, Yvette Johnson uncovered footage of the controversial documentary. Oddly, no one in her family knew of his television appearance. Even more curious for Yvette was that for most of her life she had barely heard mention of her grandfather’s name or stories explaining his murder. Due to this silence, and her own struggles with race and identity, Yvette Johnson decided to honor the memory of Booker Wright and write The Song and the Silence: A Story about Family, Race, and What Was Revealed in a Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker Wright. Yvette Johnson currently works as the Executive Director of The Booker Wright Project. In this role, she creates and facilitates workshops on unconscious bias and privilege. This event is sponsored with the UAA Dept. of Sociology, UAA Student Affairs, and UAA Diversity Action Council.
    • Letters from Happy Valley, Memories of an Alaska Homesteader’s Son

      Walker, Dan L. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-02-07)
      Fifty years after leaving the family homestead in Happy Valley, Alaska, Dan Walker unexpectedly received a shoebox full of letters penned in 1958 by his parents as they traveled from Sugar Tree Ridge, Ohio, to build a new life on the Last Frontier. In Letters from Happy Valley, Memories of an Alaska Homesteader’s Son, Dan Walker rediscovers and honors his Alaska roots and the life lived before his father's untimely death, which instigated his family to move to Government Hill. Dan L. Walker has over thirty years in education and his consulting work has taken him throughout Alaska from Anchorage to Barrow and Perryville to Sitka where he works with principals, teachers, and students. He was named Teacher of the Year for Alaska in 1999.
    • Life and Poetry of Randi Owens

      Owens, Randi (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-26)
      A poet since childhood, Randi Owens shares her three collections of poetry dated 1969-1973, 1974-1995, and 1996-2016. As a young child, Randi survived the death of both her parents and a disparaging upbringing by writing poems, reading books, and discovering that "there is more to life than what I was living." Her poetry lives beyond the page and is full of deep thoughts, meaning, and emotion.
    • Lifelong Youthfulness and Usefulness: What's Age Got to Do With It?

      Oullette, J P; Jache, Anne; Smith, Casey; Sturgulewski, Arliss; Newman, Richard; Hensley, Willie (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-05)
      Acting as moderator is J P Ouellette, HUMS Practicum IV. Dr. Ann Jache, UAA Sociology Dept., Chair, Gerontology Minor, Casey Smith, world class snowboarder, Arliss Sturgulewski, distinguished Alaska State Legislator, Dr. Richard Newman, founder of The Total Health Clinic, Anchorage, and Willie Hensley, Alaska Native leader, Distinguished Professor in Public Policy and Administration. This event is presented by UAA Human Services classes: Adulthood and Aging and Practicum II, III, IV.
    • 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.
    • Living a Purposeful Life

      Jones, Leland (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-12-09)
      Leland Jones is a student at UAA who has written a book called A Journey With Purpose, A guide to Starting and Succeeding as an Entrepreneur. In it, he shares his experiences that led him to start two small businesses: T-Quotes LLC and Multi-Motivation. His life as an entrepreneur and philanthropist coupled with his global experiences and strong Christian faith are topics highlighted.
    • Living Peace Now

      Merculieff, Larry; Gehrett, Christine; Kimura, Greg (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-02-07)
      Larry Merculieff was born and raised with a traditional upbringing on St. Paul Island. In 2003, Larry was instrumental in gaining both federal and state recognition of Alaska Native subsistence rights to harvest halibut throughout coastal Alaska. Recently he founded Seven Generations Consulting. His focus for the discussion is the process of connecting with others. Dr. Christine Gehrett is an associate professor in Education. She teaches foundation courses in education, serves on the advisory board for the Alaska Educational Innovations Network (AEIN), on the Chevak advisory board, and on the Center for Community Engagement and Learning advisory council. Her focus for the discussion is peace from within. Dr. Greg Kimura is President and CEO of the Alaska Humanities Forum. A fourth generation Alaskan from Chugiak-Eagle River, he holds a M.Div from Harvard University, where he wrote a thesis on Zen Buddhism and Western philosophical thought, and a PhD from Cambridge University in the philosophy of religion. His focus for the discussion is the ontological state of being.
    • 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.
    • The Many Faces and Voices of Muslims at UAA

      Raza, Sajid; Jama, Salman; Jones, Bin Shabaan; Abdi, Nasteha; Hatch, Rabia; Jones, Gregory Shuaib (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-12-02)
      Muslim students studying a variety of disciplines at UAA come together to discuss their life and convictions. Students includ Sajid Raza (graduate student in Civil Engineering), Salman Jama (Anthropology), Bin Shabaan Jones (Elementary Education), Nasteha Abdi (Accounting), Rabia Hatch (Legal Studies). Acting as moderator is Gregory Shuaib Jones, Muslim Chaplain for the Muslim Student Organization at UAA.
    • Mary Ann Poll presents Raven's Cove, Mystery

      Poll, Mary Ann (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-05)
      Alaska mystery writer, Mary Ann Poll, presents her new book Raven's Cove.
    • The Meaning of Deepwater Horizon for Alaska: What We Must Learn

      Ulmer, Fran (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-18)
      Many of us are familiar with Fran Ulmer's service in Alaska--being a mayor, legislator, two terms as Lieutenant Governor, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, UAA Chancellor, and currently UAA's Arctic Research Scholar. Fran Ulmer also served as a member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling, and is the chairperson of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission and co-founder of Oil Spill Commission Action.
    • 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.
    • The Mere Matter of Marching: Thomas Jefferson, the War of 1812 and the Taking of Canada

      Fitz-Enz, David (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-18)
      Colonel David G. Fitz-Enz discusses his book, “The Mere Matter of Marching: Thomas Jefferson, the War of 1812 and the Taking of Canada.”