Sherpa climber and the co-author of 'Buried in the Sky'

2012-07-27 by News, Sports, and Art

The UAA Campus Bookstore and department of Creative Writing and Literary Arts presents Amanda Padoan and Chhiring Dorje Sherpa. Padoan recounts the history of Himalayan exploration from the perspective of Sherpa mountaineers in her extraordinary book, “Buried in the Sky,” co-authored with Peter Zuckerman.

This podcast recorded on July 26, 2012.

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Former Alaska Poet Laureate Tom Sexton reads from "Bridge Street at Dusk"

2012-07-26 by

From Loom Press on ‘Bridge Street at Dusk’:

“In ‘Bridge Street at Dusk, Tom Sexton returns to a place he never really left, the city that does not change and always changes. He sees the city in the distinctive subtle light to which a native is attuned, a light all the more complex for being seen by one who has been long away.

n the American West, Sexton is praised as a poet of nature and wild landscapes. In the East, he is known for his poems about his response to the urban ethnic mosaic of a rusted and dented post-industrial America, the flip side of what Jefferson imagined for an ideal agrarian society.

Here, Sexton shows us how the country fits together when he tells us about the blue heron in the grass near the remains of a riverside factory. He tells us about different kinds of pioneers, the ones who carried lunch pails and gave nickels to build the big stone churches that are now closing one by one. Every so often, he comes back to check the property on behalf of those who cannot walk the path or write the news. This is the latest report.”

This podcast was recorded at the UAA Campus Bookstore on Monday, July 23, 2012.

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'Bridge Street at Dusk"
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Terry Burnham's 'Caveman Economics.'

2012-07-23 by News, Sports, and Art

A recording of Rasmuson Chair’s guest speaker Terry Burnham, Ph.D., a Harvard economist known for his “behavioral finance’ theories, as he presents and discusses “Caveman Economics.”

This podcast was recorded Monday, July 23, 2012 at the UAA College of Business and Public Policy.

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"Mean Genes" book
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"Mean Markets and Lizard Brains," behavioral finance"

Joel Adams describes his work on display at UAA Student Union Gallery July 18-Aug. 15

2012-07-18 by

After just a year and a half working on photography, UAA sophomore Joel Adams has found a niche photographing local bands and models. Here are excerpts from a conversation with Joel about photography, how to get started, his equipment, his influences and how he’s maximized his opportunities at UAA.

His show at the UAA Student Union Gallery will be available July 18-August 15. The opening reception is July 18 5-7 pm. This conversation was recorded July 16, 2012, with Kathleen McCoy of UAA Advancement.

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UAA presents faculty authors Andromeda Romano-Lax and Sherry Simpson

2012-07-17 by News, Sports, and Art

The 2012 Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Lecture Series presents faculty authors Andromeda Romano-Lax and Sherry Simpson. This reading series is presented by the department of Creative Writing and Literary Arts and the UAA College of Arts and Sciences.

00:00 Introduction by Sherry Simpson, CWLA Director
02:29 Andromeda Romano-Lax
33:41 Sherry Simpson

This podcast was recorded on July 17, 2012.

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