Public discussion: 'The Tea Party is Right'

2011-10-27 by News, Sports, and Art

Hear the award-winning UAA Speech and Debate Team and a faculty response panel take on a difficult dialogue: “The Tea Party is Right: The budget should be balanced exclusively through spending cuts.” Faculty panelists include Jim Muller (Political Science), Rhonda Johnson (Public Health), Kyle Hampton (Economics) and Terry Kelly (Philosophy).

This event was sponsored by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence and the UAA/APU Difficult Dialogues Initiative.

This podcast was recorded on October 20, 2011.

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No Big Heads juror Beth Cavener Stichter describes her path as an artist

2011-10-26 by

No Big Heads is an annual self-portrait exhibition of limited size, open to all artists and all mediums. The piece chosen as Best of Show will receive a $1,000 award and the opportunity for a solo exhibition at our gallery next summer. Additional awards totaling $1,000 will also be presented.

This year’s juror for the exhibition is Beth Cavener Stichter. Stichter is currently a full-time professional studio artist working in the state of Washington.

She received her B.A. in sculpture from Haverford College and her M.F.A. from Ohio State University. She was awarded the Artist Trist Fellowship in 2009, the Jean Griffith Foundation Fellowship in 2006, the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council in 2005 and the American Craft Council’s Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2004. She has also been an artist-in-residence at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mont.

She has exhibited nationally (including the Smithsonian Museum) and internationally and has taught numerous workshops across the country. She is currently represented by the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York.

This podcast of her community lecture was recorded Oct. 25, 2011.

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Beth Cavener Stichter
Artist's website; many works mentioned in the talk are available for viewing here
UAA Student Gallery
Facebook page, useful for finding future exhibits
Green & Gold
News item about No Big Heads 26th annual juried art exhibit

UAA professors share details on their new eye-tracking computer authentication process

2011-10-26 by

UAA Computer Science Professors Bogdan Hoanca and Kenrick Mock have been awarded a patent for their eye tracking software that uses the eye’s iris and gaze to authenticate a user’s access to a computer—essentially the computer sign-on process. They described their work at a UAA Campus Bookstore session. This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011.

Read more about their work in the Anchorage Daily News; find the link below.

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Anchorage Daily News website
UAA professors awarded eye-scanning patent
UAA Campus Bookstore website
Find upcoming events at the UAA Campus Bookstore

Anchorage attorney Troy Nkrumah on Libya and the media blackout

2011-10-25 by

Attorney Troy Nkrumah is the President/CEO of the Anchorage Urban League. He is former Chair of the National Hip Hop Political Convention and has traveled extensively throughout Africa having just recently returned from Libya. He has worked for the United Nations at the Rwanda Genocide Tribunals.

His talk at the UAA Campus Bookstore was a Global Opportunities Week event. This podcast was recorded Sept. 27, 2011.

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UAA Campus Bookstore
Website, with bookstore event details

JPC Professor Joy Chavez Mapaye delivers the 2011 Relevant Research lecture on the future of television

2011-10-25 by

Dr. Joy Chavez Mapaye, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Public Communications, is this fall’s speaker for the College of Arts and Sciences Relevant Research Speaker series.

Since its inception, television has shaped our lives: from our health and relationships to our culture. In her presentation, Mapaye will trace how television has evolved and struggled to find its place in the new digital media landscape. The presentation will also go over the latest research findings on television consumption, television’s relationship with promotion
and how mediated personalities influence our media habits and perceptions of the world.

Mapaye was recognized with the Broadcast Education Association’s Harwood Outstanding Dissertation award in 2011 as the author of the top broadcasting and electronic media dissertation in the nation. She has received several awards in journalism and in research. She was recently nominated for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The podcast was recorded Oct. 21, 2011.

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Dr. Joy Chavez Mapaye
Bio information, Journalism & Public Communication site

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