Crossing Borders, Connecting Communities: Immigration in Europe and the U.S.

2012-04-30 by

This panel included three speakers: Jamie Goodwin-White, UCLA, Department of Geography; Asiye Kaya, Georgetown University’s BMW Center for German and European Studies, and from UAA’s Dept. of Geography, Dorn Von Dommelen.

This panel was organized by Zeynep Kilic of the Sociology Department, and sponsored by UAA’s College of Arts and Sciences, International Studies Program, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Department of Sociology.

The podcast was recorded on March 29. 2012/

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Jamie Goodwin-White
Contact information at UCLA Department of Geography
Asije Kaya
Georgetown University, Bio page
Dorn Van Dommelen
UAA Faculty Page, Dept. of Deography and Environmental Studies

David Hartman introduces the 30th anniversary issue of 'Alaska Quarterly Review'

2012-04-18 by News, Sports, and Art

The Alaska Quarterly Review presents its 30th anniversary edition, “Liberty and Justice (For All): A Global Photo Mosaic,” dedicated to the memory and living inspiration of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros.

David Hartman, founding host of “Good Morning America,” introduces the photo mosaic at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center on April 18, 2012.

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Alaska Quarterly Review

Environmental Justice: The Road Less Travelled, a public forum

2012-04-18 by

Students and faculty with the UAA Department of Philosophy hosted a public forum on climate change and ethics. Among their question:
Why should we care about welfare policies for food animals?
Can technology promote justice?
How are libraries responding to climate change?

Student Rachel Wintz emceed the evening, introducing speakers in this order:
(4:02) Alex Parker, UAA student
(9:40) Dr. Candace Croney, animal sciences, Purdue University
(38:26) Dr. Dane Smith, ethics, University of Montana
(1:04:30) Q and A with audience
(1:45:10) Close with Colin Walker, UAA student

This podcast was recorded Friday, April 13, 2012.

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UAA Dept. of Philosophy
Dr. Candace Croney
Purdue University contact page
Mansfield Center for Ethics, U of Montana
Dr. Dane Scott
U of Montana bio page

'The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Future' with UCLA professor Laurence C. Smith

2012-04-12 by News, Sports, and Art

Join Professor Laurence C. Smith for the Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium keynote address: “The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future.”

Smith is professor and vice-chair of geography and professor of earth and space sciences at UCLA. His research interests include topics of northern hydrology, climate change, carbon cycles and satellite remote sensing. He has published over sixty peer-reviewed articles including articles in the journals Science and Nature, and has won more than $6M in research funding from NSF and NASA. In 2011 he won the Walter P. Kistler Book Award for The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future (Plume: New York, 2011), a general-audience book synthesizing cross-cutting themes of population demographics, economic globalization, natural resource demand and climate change with particular emphasis on north countries.

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at (907) 786-1086 or email

This podcast was recorded on April 12, 2012.

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Meet the UAA College of Arts and Sciences dean candidate James Rice

2012-04-10 by News, Sports, and Art

The search committee for the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to meet candidates and hear their presentations on the value of a liberal arts education.

James Rice, Ph.D.
Current institution: South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Current position: Executive Director, South Dakota EPSCoR Program and Head, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

This podcast was recorded on April 10, 2012.

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UAA College of Arts and Sciences

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