Race-based University admissions, Part II: Faculty Discussion, Public Q & A

2010-09-21 by

In Part Two of this debate over race-based admissions to University campuses, four UAA faculty members discuss aspects of the debate. They include Dr. Diane Hirshberg, ISER and Education; Dr. Cheryl Easley, Dean of the College of Health and Social Welfare; Dr. Robert Boeckmann, associate professor of Psychology; and Jason Brandeis of the Justice department.

Their remarks appear at approximately these times:
—Hirshberg: .54 seconds
—Brandeis: 7:52
—Easley: 12:53
—Boeckmann: 19:02
—Audience Q & A: 26:24

This event is sponsored by the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) and the UAA/APU Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues. It was recorded on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 in Library 307.

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Debate and discussion announcement
Green & Gold announcement for the debate
Difficult Dialogues website
Description of program
CAFE website
Description and programs promoting faculty excellence

Terry Tempest Williams, Kathleen Dean Moore and Charles Wohlforth discuss higher education's responsibility to address climate change

2010-09-14 by News, Sports, and Art

In this one-hour panel and audience Q and A, noted authors Terry Tempest Williams from the University of Utah, Kathleen Dean Moore from Oregon State University and Alaska writer Charles Wohlforth tackle the ethical responsibilities of higher education to address climate change and other critical environmental challenges.

This podcast was recorded on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307.

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Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE)
Details on workshops, forums and other assistance to faculty in teaching excellence
Terry Tempest Williams: Coyote Clan
Details on her work
OSU's Moore edits book on climate change
Details on Moore's recently released book, “Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril”
Charles Wohlforth website
Details on Wohlforth's two books, "The Whale and the Supercomputer" and "The Fate of Nature"

Gulf Oil Spill listening session with Fran Ulmer and William K. Reilly

2010-09-13 by News, Sports, and Art

Co-Chair of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling and former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator, William K. Reilly and Chancellor Fran Ulmer will hold a listening session for Gulf Oil Spill recovery and response ideas.

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BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission website

Science panel discussion on evaluating oil spill impact

2010-09-10 by News, Sports, and Art

Michael Castellini (UAF), Paula Cullenberg (UAF) and Gunnar Knapp (UAA Institute for Social and Economic Research) discuss methods and issues with accurately evaluating the impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

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'Three Cups of Tea': A Mother's Perspective, with Jerene Mortenson

2010-09-07 by News, Sports, and Art

Jerene Mortenson is the mother of Greg Mortenson, author of ‘Three Cups of Tea’ and ‘Stones into Schools.’ Jerene explained how she has contributed to Greg’s efforts to help children in Pakistan and Afghanistan have access to education where it never existed before, and to broaden and enrich education where it exists in the developed world so that students have the opportunity to become more educated global citizens. This event was sponsored by the UAA School of Social Work.

This talk was recorded on Aug. 27, 2010 in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.

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UAA School of Social Work
Department information
Greg Mortenson, Wikipedia
Details on shift to humanitarian work
WKBT.com news site
Jerene Mortenson video interview on news program
Reflections on nursing leadership
Story about Jerene Mortenson's work

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