Dr. Kim Patterson discusses his book, 'Swift Justice: Leveling the Playing Field for America's Re-entry Citizens'

2012-05-23 by

Dr. Kim Patterson’s book gives voice to the uneven playing field levied against vulnerable populations, ethnic minorities and the poor concerning the American criminal justice system. Through the heralding of good government, while exposing its corrupt forms, Dr. Kim Patterson challenges the reader to rethink today’s concept of Justice.

Patterson is an adjunct professor and the director of UAA Student Support Services. His work promotes academic excellence and degree-completion among first-year and underrepresented student groups.

This podcast was recorded in the UAA Campus Bookstore on April 24, 2012.



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Dr. Kim Patterson
UAA Student Support Services, staff bios
UAA Campus Bookstore
Website

Writer Mary Albanese talks about her book, 'Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon'

2012-05-23 by

Mary Albanese tells the story of her life from 1977 to 1987 when she moved to Alaska at age 22 to become a rural Alaska school teacher.

Little did she know her life would take a different turn and she would end up a geologist—mapping areas of uncharted geological units for the state of Alaska.

Albanese received her master’s degree in geosciences from UAF. Her book, ‘Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon,’ is published by Epicenter Press.

This podcast was recorded at the UAA Campus Bookstore on April 23, 2012.



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Mary Albanese
Website for 'Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon'
UAA Campus Bookstore
Website

Former ADN editor Howard Weaver talks with ADN columnist Julia O'Malley about his memoir, 'Write Hard, Die Free'

2012-05-22 by

Howard Weaver was born in Anchorage and began writing for the Anchorage Daily News (ADN) during his junior year at East Anchorage High School in 1967. He worked at the ADN from 1972-1995, as a police reporter, court reporter, legislative correspondent, daily columnist, managing editor and held full editorial responsibility of the paper in 1983.

Twice he led the ADN to Pulitzer Prizes: in 1976 for coverage of the Alaska Teamsters Union during construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline and in 1989 for coverage of alcoholism and suicide among Alaska Natives.

Here he is interviewed by ADN columnist and 2012 Alaska Press President Julia O’Malley. The event was a part of the Alaska Press Club J-Week conference held on the UAA campus in April, 2012.

This podcast was recorded at the UAA Campus Bookstore on April 20, 2012.



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Howard Weaver
Personal website
Howard Weaver
'Farewell to Alaska; valedictory for the Historical Society'
Howard Weaver
'Turning the page..." from his blog Etaoin Shrdlu
UAA Campus Bookstore
Website
Alaska Press Club
Website

Confucius Institute sponsors talk on 'Chinese and English Emotional Metaphor'

2012-05-22 by

The UAA Confucius Institute sponsored this presentation by Dr. Zaijiang Wei. His talk is titled “A Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English Emotional Metaphor.”

This event was podcast on April 19, 2012 at the UAA Campus Bookstore.



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UAA's Confucius Institute
Homepage
Confucius Cafe
Homepage
UAA Campus Bookstore
Homepage

Fran Ulmer on 'The Meaning of Deepwater Horizon for Alaskans: What We Must Learn'

2012-05-22 by

Fran Ulmer’s years of service in Alaska include being mayor of Juneau, a legislator, two terms as lieutenant governor, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, chancellor at UAA and currently UAA’s Arctic Research Scholar. She also served as a member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling and is the chairperson of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

This podcast was recorded on April 18, 2012 at the UAA Campus Bookstore.



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NOAA Deepwater Horizon Archive
Homepage
U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Homepage
Green & Gold
Fran Ulmer returning to UAA in new role
UAA Campus Bookstore
Homepage

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