Slide show and book signing with Vernon Byrd, Daniel Gibson and Douglas Causey In cooperation with Audubon Alaska, UAA takes you on a stunning virtual bird tour through the Aleutians, with images of avifauna found on Alaska’s remote islands. The authors of the newly published Birds of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, will present rarely seen photographs of birds in their natural habitat. This IPY Podcast is presented in full.
For years, black holes have amazed and intrigued us. These bodies of gravity are so intense that even light cannot escape from them. For years, astrophysicists have studied the role these strange objects play in the formation and fate of the Universe. A leading expert in the field of cosmology, Dr. Blandford gave a public lecture entitled, Black Holes: End of Time or a New Beginning? Here is his entire lecture.
UAA honors members of the community with Honorary Degrees. These degrees are presented during the Commencement ceremony, but a separate degree dinner allows extra time for speech making and presentations by family and friends. Here is the complete dinner audio.
UAA honored its retirees for 2007 with a lunch ceremony in the Cuddy Center. Those retiring were presented with gifts of appreciation depending on the number of years that they had been affiliated with UAA, those who had worked the longest were presented with customized rocking chairs.
The event saw the retirement of many influential and important people on campus who; judging by the glowing remarks of introduction, will be missed. Here is the complete luncheon event.
Dr. Cyril Wecht, a nationally acclaimed forensic pathologist spoke in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium about some of his “most interesting cases”. He has investigated the JFK assassination, the Jon Benet Ramsey murder, and the O.J. Simpson trial among many other cases. Dr. Wecht earned his M.D. at the University of Pittsburgh and continued his education at the University of Maryland where he acquired his Ph.D. in Justice. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology as a anatomical, clinical, and forensic pathologist. Dr. Wecht was the former Chair of the Pathology Department and President of the medical staff at St. Francis Central Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is currently actively involved in forensic pathology as a clinical professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health.