Living Peace Now panel discussion

2011-02-26 by News, Sports, and Art

Dr. Christine Gehrett is an associate professor in Education. She received her bachelor’s degree from University of Washington, a master’s from University of Hawaii and a doctorate from Iberoamerican University with an emphasis in applied philosophy. Gehrett teaches Foundations Courses in Education, serves on the advisory board for the Alaska Educational Innovations Network (AEIN) and on the Center for Community Engagement and Learning advisory council. She has worked closely with diverse cultures and children in her research. Her focus for the discussion is peace from within.

Larry Merculief was born and raised in a traditional upbringing on St. Paul Island. Over the years he has served on numerous committees and held many important positions including chair of the Aleut Corporation and General Manager of the Central Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association. In 2003, Merculief was instrumental in gaining both federal and state recognition of Alaska Native subsistence rights to harvest halibut throughout coastal Alaska. He recently founded Seven Generations Consulting. His focus for the discussion is the process of connecting with others.

Dr. Greg Kimura is president and CEO of the Alaska Humanities Forum. A fourth-generation Alaskan from Chugiak-Eagle River, Kimura holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, where he wrote a thesis on Zen Buddhism and Western philosophical thought and a doctorate from Cambridge University in philosophy of religion. His focus for the discussion is the ontological state of being.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 7, 2011.



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The Transition to Sustainable Energy

2011-02-26 by News, Sports, and Art

Experts in the field of energy come together to offer insights into where we are and where we can be going in regard to developments in sustainable energy in Alaska.
Panelists include:

Brian Hirsch from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Rick Steiner from Oasis Earth

Michelle Wilber from Renewable Energy Alaska Project

And, acting as moderator, Paula Williams from UAA Office of Sustainability

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 8, 2011.



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Cabin Fever Debates 2011 Round 4 with results

2011-02-26 by News, Sports, and Art

Round 4 debates the motion “The U.S. should declare access to the Internet to be a human right.”

Round 3 and 4 winners announced at the end of this recording.

The CFD Preliminary rounds occur every Tuesday evening in February from 7-10 p.m. Come watch UAA students compete for over $2,000 in prizes at our own intramural debating tournament.

For more information, please contact Steve Johnson at (907) 786-4391.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 8, 2011.



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Cabin Fever Debates 2011 Preliminary Round 3

2011-02-26 by News, Sports, and Art

Round 3 debates the motion: “The U.S. should suspend all aid to Egypt until free and fair elections are held”

The CFD Preliminary rounds occur every Tuesday evening in February from 7-10 p.m. Come watch UAA students compete for over $2,000 in prizes at our own intramural debating tournament.

For more information, please contact Steve Johnson at (907) 786-4391.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 8, 2011.



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Former IBM vice president, Michael Markovits, presents on global leadership

2011-02-19 by News, Sports, and Art

UAA’s Polaris Lecture Series presents Michael Markovits. Markovits, who recently retired as vice president for IBM, will address issues such as how to be an effective leader; how to lead during tough economic times and how to lead diverse teams. Markovits will share his perspective on global leadership and will discuss the characteristics that will most distinguish global leaders into the future.

As IBM’s vice president of business and technical leadership, Markovits was responsible for succession planning, leadership development (including management and executive development), technical and business leadership pipeline management and executive recruiting. Before coming to IBM, Markovits was at General Electric (GE) for 19 years. In his most recent role, he was at GE Crotonville, responsible for GE’s leadership and executive education activities. Prior to that, he led GE Capital’s Center for Learning and Organizational Excellence where he was responsible for training, education and change management globally for GE Capital. Mike has a B.A. from Oberlin College, a master’s in education from Harvard, and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 15, 2011.



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