Author Mark Ayers presents 'Telecommunications Reliability'

2012-12-11 by News, Sports, and Art

Mark Ayers is author of the book “Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory and Practice” (2012) and currently teaches at UAA.

At this event, he explains the field of telecommunications system reliability analysis, which includes fiber optic, microwave, satellite and mobile wireless networks as well as facility design, power systems (including battery backup) and software/firmware. Having a more sophisticated approach to reliability and availability prediction in telecommunications systems is also discussed.

This podcast was recorded Dec. 5, 2012 at the UAA Campus Bookstore.



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Author Sean Schubert presents 'Containment (Alaskan Undead Apocalypse Book II)'

2012-12-07 by News, Sports, and Art

Alaska author Sean Schubert, who released the book “Infection” two years ago, introduces his latest book, ‘Containment.’

The book blurb:

“Anchorage, once Alaska’s largest city, has fallen. Now a threatening maze of earth, the city is firmly in the cold grip of a growing zombie horde.”

“Containment” is the sequel to the zombie thriller “Infection.” Find out the future that awaits Neil Jordan, Dr. Caldwell, Jules and Danny. “Containment” is published by Permuted Press.

This podcast was recorded at the UAA Campus Bookstore on Dec. 6, 2012.



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John Weddleton on Anchorage's Title 21 land-use code rewrite

2012-12-07 by News, Sports, and Art

John Weddleton discusses Anchorage’s decades-long attempt to rewrite our land use laws. The presentation will touch on economics, public policy, the environment, community planning and more.

Weddleton has been involved with Title 21 as a community council president, planning and zoning commissioner, business owner and citizen.

This podcast was recorded Dec. 4, 2012 at the UAA Campus Bookstore.



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Mentoring refugees: Assisting with resettlement in Anchorage

2012-12-07 by News, Sports, and Art

Nathan Welker is a UAA student who has served as a volunteer mentor for the Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services (RAIS) program, offered by Catholic Social Services here in Anchorage.

Several mentors share their experiences in volunteering with the RAIS program. Family mentors have volunteer agreements for a minimum of six months and a wealth of new experiences and new cultural understandings for themselves!

Welker 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.

This podcast was recorded Dec. 3, 2012 at the UAA Campus Bookstore.



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