Can there be morality without God? Can human beings achieve goodness without grace? Can evil people be happy?
A lecture and discussion with John Hare, faculty at Yale Divinity School and author of “God and Morality.”
This lecture was part of the Eighth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at UAA.
Recorded March 22, 2013.
The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) and the UAA/APU Difficult Dialogues Initiative sponsored this public event, a debate by the Seawolf Debate team, comment from faculty and a public discussion over the question:
“Should the State of Alaska lower taxes on the oil industry to encourage new exploration and development in the state?”
Arguing for the proposition were Andrew Kerofsky and Matt Fox.
Arguing in opposition were Wiley Cason and Brittany Bennett.
Members of the faculty making comment included economists Matt Berman and Mouhsine Guettabi from the Institute of Social and Economic Research; Willie Hensley, a visiting distinguished professor with the College of Business and Public Policy; and Mike Doogan, former journalist, legislator and current Atwood Chair with the UAA Department of Journalism and Public Communication.
An audience of about 100 people attended this debate and discussion, including many Alaskans with deep knowledge of the state’s history and oil development background.
This event was recorded in Library Room 307 on Feb. 28, 2013.
Nestled between Google (1) and Proctor & Gamble (3) on the world’s most attractive employer list (see link to the list below) is public accounting firm KPMG LLP. One of the leaders in its industry globally, KPMG also has a local Anchorage office that is dedicated to their Alaska community and draws a good portion of their workforce directly from UAA.
Recently, we sat down with eight of our grads in KPMG’s Anchorage tax and audit divisions to see for ourselves what the hype was about. In this podcast, you’ll hear our alumni talking about their best memories of UAA.
In order of “appearance”:
Megan Metcalf (’11), audit associate;
Nick Whitmore (’11), tax associate;
Teresa Newins (’87), tax partner;
Daniel Mitchell (’97), senior audit manager;
and Maria Medvedeva (’06), audit manager.
Read the full KPMG “I Am UAA” community spotlight at the link below.
UAA’s Anthropology Club hosted a visit by cultural education expert Carol Ellick. Her talk is titled, “To Share or Not to Share: Archaeological Education as a Mechanism to Reduce Looting.”
She has a B.A. in anthropology with a specialization in archaeology from The Evergreen State College and an M.A. in education with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from Chapman University. She brings more than 30 years of archaeological and cultural education and public outreach experience to every client and project.