John Hare lectures on 'God and Morality'

2013-04-22 by News, Sports, and Art

Can there be morality without God? Can human beings achieve goodness without grace? Can evil people be happy?
A lecture and discussion with John Hare, faculty at Yale Divinity School and author of “God and Morality.”
This lecture was part of the Eighth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at UAA.
Recorded March 22, 2013.

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Graham Smith, keynote for the UA-wide Alaska Native Studies Conference at UAA April 5, 2013

2013-04-10 by

Dr. Graham Hingangaroa Smith is a distinguished professor of education at Te Whare Wananga o Awanularangi: Indigenous University in New Zealand. He has served as distinguished chair of education in the University of British Columbia and most recently as an international research fellow at the University of Sydney.

He was a close colleague and friend of the late Oscar Angayuqaq Kawagley and has made numerous visits to Alaska. He worked with Dr. Ray Barnhardt of the University of Alaska Fairbanks to establish an Indigenous Ph.D. program.

This event was recorded April 5, 2013 at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.

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Urban in Alaska conference, March 29, Panel #1: Architecture, Public Space and Urban Design

2013-04-09 by

Urban in Alaska was a conference and workshop for scholars and community members to discuss Anchorage as an urban space. It was held at UAA on March 29, 2013 in the Student Union Den.

This first of three panels covered architecture, public space and urban design. The panelists were
>> (7:11) Sheila Selkregg, associate professor of public administration, “Community Vision and Genius Loci” (The Spirit of a Place)
>> (16:14) Klaus Mayer, architect and Alaska Design Forum board director, “Lost Anchorage: Architecture in the Wild”
>> (27:08) Sharon Chamard, associate professor of justice, “Conflict over Public Space: Responses to Chronic Public Inebriates in Anchorage”
>> (37:41) Bruce Farnsworth, writer and community organizer, founder and director of the MTS Gallery in Anchorage; member of the art group Light Brigade Kor 4, “A State in Time”

The panel introductions and opening remarks are by conference organizer Bree Kessler, an assistant professor in public health.

This event was sponsored by The UAA Department of Health Sciences and the UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning.

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Community Engagement Projects: A Faculty Panel Presentation

2013-04-09 by

In this podcast, recipients of Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) funding describe their projects, including student involvement, community partnerships and engaged research.

Recipients include UAA faculty Caroline Wilson, Mike Mueller and Doug Causey, Gabrielle Barnett, Maureen O’Malley and Nancy Nix.

Projects include “Alaska Brain Bee,” “Kodiak Island Science Teacher/Scientist Partnerships,” “WCF: Women. Culture. Film,” “An Academic-Clinical Practice Partnership at Alaska Native Medical Center,” and “Public Health Community Research.

This event was sponsored by CCEL and the UAA Campus Bookstore, and was recorded April 1, 2013.

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Psychologist Dr. Lyn Freeman on 'The Evidence for a Mind-Body Connection: Managing How You Think, Feel and Imagine for Improved Quality of Life, Part 1'

2013-04-09 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 event is a part of her Behavioral Medicine Lecture Series. Here she walks listeners through decades of clinical research on the power of the mind to modify physiology, biochemistry mood state and quality of life.

This event was sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore and recorded on March 27, 2013.

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