Alaska Native Oratory Society features open mic at UAA Campus Bookstore

2012-10-20 by News, Sports, and Art

The Alaska Native Oratory Society, a part of UAA’s Alaska Native Studies Program, organized this open mic event. Maria Williams, director of the Alaska Native Studies Program, welcomed the audience and turned the event over to emcee Vincent Gregory.

This event was hosted by the UAA Campus BOokstore and was recorded on Oct. 17, 2012.

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Passport Series: UAA student Mabil Duir talks about modern Sudan

2012-10-20 by News, Sports, and Art

This year’s Passport Series continues with Mabil Duir from Sudan. Duir is a student at UAA and member of USUAA student government, sharing details here on modern day Sudan.

This event was sponsored by Enrollment Services, the Union of Students and UAA Campus Bookstore. It was recorded Oct. 15, 2012.

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Relevant Research: Dr. Mark Wolbers on 'Alto Carinet -- The endangered species of the American Band'

2012-10-14 by

The viola is the butt of many instrument jokes in the orchestra. In the band, that instrument is the alto clarinet. Although the violin and cello can cover the range of the viola, its unique timbre and voice is considered essential. In the American band however, the alto clarinet is facing extinction

UAA music professor Dr. Mark Wolbers explores how this situation has come to pass in America. In his research, he has explored the history and criticism of the alto clarinet and explains how this misplaced criticism has led to marketplace impacts in instrument development, manufacturing and music publishing.

As a performer and conductor, Wolbers has championed the alto clarinet as a solo, chamber and band instrument. Over the last three years he has performed solo and chamber works for the alto clarinet in recitals across the state. And in March of 2011, he was selected to present a lecture/demonstration on the alto clarinet for the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) national conference in Seattle.

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Melt the ice with five Alaska romance writers

2012-10-14 by

In celebration of Alaska Book Week, Alaska romance authors come together to discuss their books, writing and romance. Invited authors include Tam Linsey, Jennifer Bernard, Jackie Ivie, Boone Brux and Lizbeth Selvig.

This podcast was recorded Oct. 12, 2012 at the UAA Campus Bookstore.

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'Medieval Roots of Tolkien's Philosophical Ideas' with Matthew Dickerson of Middlebury College

2012-10-13 by

Matthew Dickerson is the author of several books about J.R.R. Tolkien including “Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in The Lord of the Rings” (2004), “Ents, Elves and Eriador: the Environmental Vision of J.R.R.Tolkien” (2006), “From Homer to Harry Potter: A Handbook of Myth and Fantasy” (2006) and his newest book, “A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of J.R.R.Tolkien’s Middle-earth” (2012).

Matthew Dickerson is a professor of computer science at Middlebury College in Vermont, a member of the Environmental Studies Program and also director of the New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf. Everyone is encouraged to attend this event and become enchanted by the Tolkien world.

Dickerson was at UAA to give a talk on computer modeling to the Complex Systems Group. This podcast was recorded on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at the UAA Campus Bookstore

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