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

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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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For More Information:

UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning
Website
UAA Department of Health Sciences
Website
Bree Kessler
DHS faculty bio page

Community Engagement Projects: A Faculty Panel Presentation

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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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For More Information:

UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning
Website
UAA Campus Bookstore
Website

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'

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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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For More Information:

Dr. Lyn Freeman
Website, About
CompMed Alaska
Website

Celebrating new books by Alaskans

2013-04-09 by

Celebrate the newest releases by Alaska authors. This event showcased:
•”Gaining Daylight: Life on Two Islands” by Sara Loewen;
•”Pause, Traveler” by Erin Hollowell;
•”Upriver” by Carolyn Kremers;
•”Oil and Water” by Mei Mei Evans; and,
•”Toucan Nest: Poems of Costa Rica” by Peggy Shumaker.

Sponsored by UAA’s Creative Writing & Literary Arts, College of Arts & Sciences, and the UAA Bookstore.



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For More Information:

UAA Campus Bookstore

Alex Simon, 'A Historical and Case Study Analysis of the Reasons Why Many Trophy Hunters Are Hostile Toward Wolves and Wolf Advocates'

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Alex Simon taught at University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and is currently teaching in the Sociology Department at Utah Valley University. The article, mentioned in the podcast title, forms the basis of his talk. A link to the download site is below.

This event was sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore and podcast on March 26, 2013.



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For More Information:

'Capitalism Nature Socialism'
Download page for Simon's article on wolves and hunters
UAA Campus Bookstore
Website

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