Myths and miracles of Martin Luther King and the civil rights era

2007-01-26 by News, Sports, and Art

Taylor BranchHighly acclaimed civil rights scholar and award-winning author, Taylor Branch, visited UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 25. UAA Student Activities, AHAINA Student Services and the UAA Concert Board presented this Pulitzer Prize winner who gave a free lecture about “Myths and Miracles During the King Years.”

Taylor Branch has brought America’s civil rights movement back to life through his writing. Branch is the author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65, and At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68, a three-volume series of Martin Luther King Jr.’s role in the civil rights movement. Here is his entire speech.



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Garbage Land

2007-01-26 by News, Sports, and Art

Garbage LandGarbage Land is recognized as a New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2005 and a Washington Post Book World Best Books of the Year. The author takes readers on a quest for the resting places of her garbage, featuring chapters on recycling, waste sites, sewage treatment plants, landfills, incinerators and composting.

In her book, Royte points out some staggering statistics. More Americans recycle than vote, and making one pound of sellable product generates 32 pounds of waste. According to reviews, the book shares the stories of an “odor chemist who explains why trash smells bad; garbage fairies and recycling gurus; scientists trying to revive our most polluted places; fertilizer fanatics and adventurers who kayak among sewage; paper people, steel people, aluminum people, plastic people, and even a guy who recycles human waste.” Here is Royte’s UAA appearance to speak about her new book.



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Challenges to Health and Healthcare Part 2

2007-01-26 by News, Sports, and Art

Challenges to Health and HealthcareThe University of Alaska Anchorage Health Research Think Tank (HeaRTT) held the second in its series of two part university and community public forums on health and healthcare entitled “Challenges to Health and Healthcare” in the UAA/APU Consortium Library

The forum featured a distinguished group of university faculty and health care experts from the Anchorage community who presented their views on the various health and healthcare challenges facing Alaskans. An audience question and answer session followed the panel presentation. Here is the entire discussion.



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Challenges to Health and Healthcare Part 1

2007-01-26 by News, Sports, and Art

Challenges to Health and HealthcareThe University of Alaska Anchorage Health Research Think Tank (HeaRTT) held the second in its series of two part university and community public forums on health and healthcare entitled “Challenges to Health and Healthcare” in the UAA/APU Consortium Library

The forum featured a distinguished group of university faculty and health care experts from the Anchorage community who presented their views on the various health and healthcare challenges facing Alaskans. An audience question and answer session followed the panel presentation. Here is the entire discussion.



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