Tlingit carver James Williams shares his passion for his artwork

2013-02-18 by

James Williams is an Alaska Native born in Sitka. His clan is Raven/Frog, or Klks’adi from the Clay House.

Besides being a renowned artist/carver, he is an accomplished blacksmith and knife maker. At this event, James will showcase examples of his work and discuss the art of carving. The Frog Feast Bowl Ceremony (unveiling Cracked Frog) was Nov. 29, 2012 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

This event was sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore and recorded on Feb. 6, 2013.

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Polaris Lecture: Talis Colberg speaks on frontier exceptionalism

2013-02-11 by

Recorded January 24th, 2013.

A graduate of Palmer High School, Pacific Lutheran University and Pepperdine University School of Law, Colberg earned a Ph.D. in northern political history and culture from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Appointed 20th attorney general for Alaska in 2006 by Gov. Palin, he was twice elected to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly and twice elected as borough mayor. He has served as president of both the Alaska State Fair Board and the Palmer Rotary Club. He is chair of the Alaska State Humanities Forum and a member of the board of directors of the Alaska SeaLife Center. Former UAA Chancellor Fran Ulmer appointed Colberg tenth director of the Matanuska-Susitna College in August 2010. He has been a history instructor at the college since 1992. He continues to teach history while serving as director.

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'Snow Child' author Eowyn Ivey talks about her work with David Stevenson, UAA's director of Creative Writing & Literary Arts

2013-02-05 by

At this event, Eowyn Ivey, author of ‘Snow Child,’ reads several passages from her book and then discusses her work with David Stevenson, director of UAA’s Creative Writing and Literary Arts MFA program. This event was cosponsored by ‘Anchorage Reads’ and the UAA Campus Bookstore, and recorded on Feb. 4, 2013.

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Snow Child
Eowyn Ivey's website
UAA Creative Writing & Literary Arts Department
David Stevenson
Bio page, UAA CWLA
Washington Post
Review of 'Snow Child'
Anchorage Reads

Dr. Lyn Freeman presents 'Evidence-Based Nutrition for Chronic Disease Prevention and Recovery, Part 1'

2013-02-01 by

Lyn Freeman, Ph.D., LPC earned her degree in psychology with an emphasis in mind-body therapies (i.e., meditation, relaxation, and imagery) as medical intervention for chronic disease.

This two-part event in “Research in Action: The Behavioral Medicine Lecture Series” will focus on timesaving strategies for busy people. Dr. Freeman will show you how to create a week’s worth of cancer-fighting, chronic-disease-preventing, portable meals in one 4-hour cooking session plus ten minutes preparation each night.

This event, sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore, was recorded on Jan. 29, 2013. Part II will take place on Feb. 26, 2013.

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Dr. Lyn Freeman
Bio page
CompMed Alaska
Lyn Freeman's research website
UAA Campus Bookstore

'Hunger in Urban Alaska: The Daily Lives of Pantry Users' with Tracey Burke

2013-02-01 by

Tracey Burke is associate professor in the School of Social Work and is the recipient of the 2011 Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award.

She has conducted exploratory research to reveal the background stories of local food-insecure families and has worked in partnership with the Food Bank of Alaska.

In this podcast, hear the results of Burke’s research along with additional hunger study data that may challenge the way we think about poverty and hunger in our community. This event is co-sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore with the Center for Community Engagement and Learning.

This event was podcast on January 28, 2013.

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Selkregg Award
Announcement of 2011 award to Tracey Burke
UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning
UAA Campus Bookstore
Food Bank of Alaska

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