Revisioning Alaska Native Languages at UAA: A Public Forum on SB 130

2012-09-22 by

This podcast captures a panel and public discussion on preserving Native languages in light of the passage of SB 130. The purpose of the community forum was to consider the intersection of state university and community efforts to preserve Alaska Native languages, to build on the momentum of SB 130 and place particular emphasis on UAA’s role in Alaska Native languages preservation.

SB 130 established The Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council in the Office of the Governor to strategize ways to preserve and perpetuate Alaska Native Languages. At the time of the forum, appointees had not yet been made.

The panel includes Maria Williams of UAA’s Native Studies Program, Lt Gov. Mead Treadwell, Loren Peterson who crafted the language of SB 130 in Sen. Donny Olson’s office, Tlingit teacher Shirley Kendall, Dena’ina teacher Marilyn Balluta, Ethan Petticrew, vice president of Cultural and Educational Services at the Alaska Native Heritage Center and active in Unangax dance and language of the Aleutians Islands and Dr. Lawrence Kaplan, Director of the Alaska Native Language Center at UAF. Dr. Emily Moore of UAA moderated the panel.

Panelists introduced themselves and made opening remarks at these approximate times:

3:45 Maria Williams
9:45 Mead Treadwell
11:54 Ethan Petticrew
15:36 Loren Peterson
20:34 Shirley Kendall
28.10 Marilyn Balluta
34:03 Dr. Larry Kaplan

This podcast was recorded Sept. 13, 2012



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UAA Alaska Native Studies
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Alaska Native Language Center at UAF
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8th annual Constitution Day Lecture: "The Constitution Is What the Court Says It Is-The Constitution and Judicial Interpretation"

2012-09-21 by

Guy F. Burnett, term instructor of political science at UAA and Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University, delivered the Constitution Day Lecture 2012.

Burnett, who has taught at UAA since January 2012, grew up in California. He earned his undergraduate degree from Utah State University and his master’s degree from the University of Utah.

This autumn, he will defend his Ph.D. dissertation, “The Safeguard of Liberty and Property: The Supreme Court, Kelo v. New London, and the Takings Clause,” at Claremont Graduate University.

Previously he served as adjunct professor of political science aboard USS George Washington and at Central Texas College at Camp Pendleton. He has also taught English in Siberia.

This talk is sponsored by UAA Democracy Forum, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science with assistance from KLEF, Intercollegiate Studies Institute and Institutional Effectiveness, Engagement & Academic Support.



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Green & Gold news site
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Guy F. Burnett
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Wikipedia
Constitution Day

Alaska writers John Morgan, Eva Saulitis and Arlitia Jones read from their new work

2012-09-21 by

05:20 John Morgan
28:14 Eva Saulitis
50:42 Arlitia Jones

John Morgan (English professor at UAF) will discuss his new book, “Form of Feeling: Poetry in our Lives.” True to its subtitle, Morgan’s book investigates the role of poetry in the contemporary world. A review from the Kitsap Sun said of the book, “Morgan’s thoughts on the inspirations for poetry, the work involved in the craft and ultimately the uses of poetry are accessible and lightly instructive in this quiet but generous book.”

Eva Saulitis (faculty in the Creative Writing and Literary Arts Department at UAA) will present her new collection of poetry, “Many Ways to Say It.” Alaska State Writer Laureate Peggy Shumaker said of the book, “Eva Saulitis is part of nature—seawater and glacial ice, alder marsh and birch forest. She’s part scientist, part oboist, part lover, part Latvian, part Alaskan. Her smart and passionate poems bring us wildly alive. These new poems enact an eternal thirst for mindful, spiritual, fully-embodied ways of thinking and feeling. Open and curious, Eva Saulitis embraces with an ‘injured and blistered amen’ the longings, the terrors and the glories of our brief time on this ever-changing earth.”

Poet/playwright Arlitia Jones will present her new full-length play “Come to Me, Leopards” about a woman’s running team. Jones received an M.F.A. in creative writing from UAA in 1995 and has been featured in numerous festivals and conferences. This event was organized by the UAA Campus Bookstore.

This event was recorded at the bookstore on Sept. 21, 2012.



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John Morgan
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Eva Saulitis
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Green & Gold News
'I AM UAA' profile of Arlitia Jones

Charitable Giving and Experimental Economics Workshop, Q and A session

2012-09-20 by

In this facilitated discussion at the close of the Charitable Giving and Experimental Economics workshop, the five keynote panelists entertained questions from the audience. Robert Kurzban, professor of psychology and Rasmuson Chair of Economics at UAA, facilitated. Speakers include John List of the University of Chicago, Jim Andreoni of UC San Diego, Catherine Eckel of Texas A & M University, Jeff Carpenter of Middlebury College and Min Lee of the Griffin Foundation.

This closed the day-long workshop held Aug. 15, 2012.

To select the seven podcasts created from the workshop, select “Charitable-Giving” in the “TAGS” section beneath the podcast.



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UAA Experimental Economics Laboratory
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Rasmuson Chair in Experimental Economics
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From Appalachia to Alaska: Addressing the Human Health and Community Impacts of Coal Mining'

2012-09-17 by

UAA Campus Bookstore hosted this panel discussion of mountaintop removal coal mining, on what large-scale coal extraction could mean for Alaska and what can be done to address the negative social and environmental impacts of coal mining.

Guest speakers include Kirby Spangler of Castle Mountain Coalition, and other community organizers from Mountain Justice, Coal River Mountain Watch, the RAMPS Campaign and the Beehive Collective.

These organizations are all part of a diverse and sustained movement to abolish mountaintop removal coal mining in the Appalachia. Speakers will discuss the impacts of large-scale surface mining on their lives, as well as their community’s long history of organizing and resistance efforts against coal.

This event was sponsored by Castle Mountain Coalition, The Alaska Action Center and Alaska Big Village Network.



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Castle Mountain Coalition
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Alaska Big Village Network
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UAA Campus Bookstore
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