Kelsea Habecker reads from "Hollow Out" at the Campus Bookstore

2010-10-30 by News, Sports, and Art

Kelsea Habecker will read and take questions today at the UAA Campus Bookstore. She is the author of Hallow Out. Of her book, Charles Simic, poet laureate of the United States, has written: “Hallow Out is one of the most moving and original books of poems I have read in years.”

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 26, 2010

One of Habecker’s poems:

When weasels are out
after the first snowfall of the year
the elders tell me to walk with my mouth
shut tightly against the rivering wind
or the weasel, an opportunist,
will launch into the current’s lift
toward my dark throat
and tunnel my belly,
hallowing through the meat of me
along the canal to my navel and out
again into the cold blue world of ice
slowly moving toward us.



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Renewable Energy Sciences in Iceland: What's New

2010-10-30 by News, Sports, and Art

Jure Vetrsek and David Karabelnikoff share their experiences as grad students at Renewable Energy Sciences in Iceland and discuss the opportunities that renewable energy technologies provide for young professionals and future generations.

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 25, 2010



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Dr. Thomas Lovejoy and "A Wild Solution to Climate Change"

2010-10-27 by News, Sports, and Art

Climate change, biodiversity, environmental conservation, the beauty of the natural world—all of these are topics that Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D. knows very well. On Tuesday, Oct. 12, Lovejoy gave a free talk entitled, “A Wild Solution to Climate Change.” Listen to it here.

This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.



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Risk in Arctic coastal and offshore resource development

2010-10-25 by News, Sports, and Art

The purpose of this Fall 2010 seminar series, hosted by UA North by 2020, featured a talk by Elke Weber. The series explores overarching concepts of assessment and mitigation of risks applied in different settings relevant for natural resource development. Potential questions addressed by speakers and in the discussion include:


  • How can risk be evaluated and integrated into decision making?

  • What can be learned about potential biases from cognition and decision science?

  • What different paradigms or measures of risk are employed by different institutions?

  • How can the decision process integrate different perceptions or understanding of risk by different stakeholders?

Elke Weber, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, Columbia University: Understanding, communicating, and managing risks across stakeholders and cultures.

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 22, 2010.



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UAA/APU Books of the Year presents Robert Rosenberg, author of 'This is Not Civilization: A Novel'

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

UAA/APU Books of the Year program invites you to the fall keynote lecture by Robert Rosenberg, author of “This is Not, Civilization: A Novel.” Highlighting this year’s theme, “Service in a Foreign Land,” Rosenberg will address the many dimensions of service: motivations, disillusionments and joys.

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 5, 2010.



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