ISER Lunchtime Talk: ‘Navigating at a double crossroads: The role of subsistence in the wellbeing of Dena’ina Athabascan youth,’ April 18
Last Updated ( April 16, 2014 )

Friday, April 18, 12-1 p.m. Diplomacy Building, Fifth Floor, Conference Room Jennifer Shaw, Ph.D., is a senior researcher at the Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, where she conducts research on youth suicide prevention, healthcare decision-making and the development of culturally grounded […]

  
Guitar Ensemble Concert, April 27
Last Updated ( April 16, 2014 )

Sunday, April 27, 7:30-9 p.m. Fine Arts Building, Room 150 The UAA Guitar Ensemble will present a program of contemporary guitar music, including French guitar music, Canadian, American and Cuban music, and tunes from the legendary Beatles. Come support these […]

  
UAA Biological Sciences Weekly Seminar: M.S. thesis defense by Savannah Tallino, April 21
Last Updated ( April 16, 2014 )

Monday, April 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Administration/Humanities Building, Room 204 Savannah Tallino, master’s candidate in biological sciences, will defend her thesis, “Copper deficiency and sucrose consumption: Factors in the ‘western diet’ and their relationship to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cognitive […]

  
2014 AHAINA Spring Dedication Ceremony, May 3
Last Updated ( April 16, 2014 )

Friday, May 3, 12-2 p.m. Hilton Anchorage (500 W. Third Ave.) The AHAINA student program recognizes students who have accomplished their goal of acquiring their undergraduate degrees or certificates and whose success is a demonstration of hard work and diligence. […]

  
‘Earth Day is Every Day’ at the Creekside Eatery, April 23
Last Updated ( April 16, 2014 )

Wednesday, April 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Creekside Eatery (inside the Gorsuch Commons) Celebrate Earth Day with games, activities and a special menu. For more information, visit the Seawolf Dining & Catering website.

  
‘Neolithic Anatolia: A Journey through the Archaeology of the First Farmers of Turkey’ with Lilian Dogiama, April 21
Last Updated ( April 16, 2014 )

Monday, April 21, 3-5 p.m. Loussac Library, Wilda Marston Theatre The Neolithic Period (8,500-6,000 B.C.E.) is the first time in human history when people started taming wild animals and plants for food. During the 8th millennium B.C.E., early farmers started […]

  
‘The Role of Hunting at Neolithic Çatalhöyük: A Contexual Analysis of Projectile Points’ with Lilian Dogiama, April 22
Last Updated ( April 16, 2014 )

Tuesday, April 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 Archaeologist Lilian Dogiama is investigating why the ancient people of Çatalhöyük appear to have reveled and venerated hunting and “the wild” even after making an economic shift to farming. Dogiama […]

  
Cap and Gown 5K Run, May 4
Last Updated ( April 16, 2014 )

Sunday, May 4, 9-10 a.m. Social Sciences Building, West Entrance Join the Architecture and Engineering Club’s annual 5K run from UAA to the Sullivan Arena. Dust off the old cap and gown and run in support of higher education. The […]

  
‘White Matter Plasticity in Learning, Cognition and Psychiatric Disorders’ by Dr. Douglas Fields, April 19
Last Updated ( April 16, 2014 )

Saturday, April 19, 9-10 a.m. Social Sciences Building, Room 118 The cellular basis of learning, cognition and psychiatric disorders is traditionally considered the synapse, but new research is expanding thinking beyond gray matter to consider white matter function and plasticity. […]

  
UA Press’ latest titles explore turn-of-the-century Alaska
Last Updated ( April 16, 2014 )

The University of Alaska Press recently announced the release of two new titles: Seventeen Years in Alaska: A Depiction of Life Among the Indians of Yakutat by Albin Johnson, edited and translated by Mary Ehrlander; and Harnessed to the Pole: […]