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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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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