Polaris Lecture: 'Utopia: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?'

2010-06-12 by

English professor Toby Widdicombe delivered this lecture on a topic he has studied for 43 years, since the age of 11. He is the author of several books and a past editor of the international Journal on Utopian Studies. In this lecture he looks at the various definitions and misconceptions of utopia. He is introduced by Steve Haycox, professor of history.

The podcast was recorded on April 15, 2010 in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307.



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Toby Widdicombe's page
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Polaris Lectures website
Background on the Polaris Lecture series

Warriors for a New Era: Support for emerging Native leaders, Part 3

2010-06-10 by

On April 16 at UAA, the last of five forums in the series “Warriors for a New Era: Challenging Alaska Native Young People to Repower their World” was held in Room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library. The session was several hours long, and has been broken into several parts for podcasting.

Of the forums, organizer Larry Merculieff has said, “Younger generations need to know that they are important, and that they can get support from older generations to courageously meet the challenges facing them in the modern world.”

In Part 3, three Alaska Native leaders spoke to the group. They were Liz Cheney (Liz Medicine Crow), vice president of the First Alaskans Institute and director of the Alaska Native Policy Center; Harold Napoleon, author of ‘Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being”; and Nelson Angapek, vice president of the Alaska Federation of Natives.



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CAFE Web site
Background on the Warriors for a New Era forum series
First Alaskans Institute/About Us
Liz Medicine Crow biography
AFN Staff page
How to contact Nelson Angapek

Warriors for a New Era: Support for emerging Native leaders, Part 2

2010-06-10 by

On April 16 at UAA, the last of five forums in the series “Warriors for a New Era: Challenging Alaska Native Young People to Repower their World” was held in Room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library. The session was several hours long, and has been broken into multiple parts for podcasting.

Of the forums, organizer Larry Merculieff has said, “Younger generations need to know that they are important, and that they can get support from older generations to courageously meet the challenges facing them in the modern world.”

In Part 2, Alaska Native students react to the challenges of leadership. Their comments cover selfless leadership, depression in their villages, and the difficulty a college graduate experiences when he or she returns to the village. Their comments are particularly moving and heartfelt.



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CAFE Web site
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Warriors for a New Era: Support for emerging Native leaders, Part 1

2010-06-09 by

On April 16 at UAA, the last of five forums in the series “Warriors for a New Era: Challenging Alaska Native Young People to Repower their World” was held in Room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library. The session was several hours long, and has been broken into multiple parts for podcasting.

Of the forums, organizer Larry Merculieff has said, “Younger generations need to know that they are important, and that they can get support from older generations to courageously meet the challenges facing them in the modern world.”

In Part 1, Native elder Howard Luke addresses the fifth forum, sharing his world view and advice on leadership.

Forums one through four in this series, held from January through April of 2010, can all be pulled up on this podcast page under the tag Warriors-for-a-New-Era. Find the tag located at the bottom of this entry.

For more information about all the forums, contact Larry Merculieff at (907) 336-0678, or lmerculieff@aim.com.



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Fairbanks Project Jukebox
An interview with Howard Luke
UAA's CAFE site
Background on the Warriors for a New Era forum series

Relevant Research lecture: The misunderstood Middle Ages

2010-06-09 by News, Sports, and Art

The Middle Ages are too often misunderstood, says Dr. Daniel Kline, an associate professor of English at UAA. In this Relevant Research lecture delivered in the Spring of 2010, Kline gave a three-part talk that outlined our traditional understanding of “the Middle Ages,” summarized new research on the Medievil Era, and laid out the implications of “medievalism,” the post-medieval appropriations of that culture by modern culture. Kline concludes that, in many ways, our own historical moment is more “medieval” than we might otherwise imagine.

Professor Kline is introduced by Dr. James Liszka, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

This lecture was recorded on April 22, 2010 in Arts 150 at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.



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