'Women Judges: Are They Making A Difference?' with Chief Justice Dana Fabe

2014-03-17 by

Recorded March 17, 2014

For this year’s Legacy Lecture and as part of the William H. Seward Lecture Series, Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe will talk about women and law in a lecture titled, “Women Judges: Are They Making A Difference?”

Chief Justice Dana Fabe is the first woman to serve on the Alaska Supreme Court, as well as the first to be appointed chief justice. In her more than 30 years of service, Chief Justice Fabe has received many accomplishments and honors.

A member of the Alaska Supreme Court since March 1996, Chief Justice Dana Fabe currently chairs the Alaska Supreme Court’s Civil Rules Committee and Fairness, Diversity and Equality Committee, as well as the Alaska Court System’s Law Day Steering Committee. She also co-chairs Alaska Supreme Court’s Fairness and Access Initiatives and previously co-chaired the Alaska Bar Association’s Gender Equality Section.

She is a life fellow of the American Bar Association, served as the immediate past president of the National Association of Women Judges and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from UAA in 2010.

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Public Policy Debate: "UAA Should be a Smoke-Free Campus"

2014-03-17 by

Recorded February 20, 2014.

Featuring the award-winning UAA Speech and Debate Team, a faculty response panel, and a facilitated discussion. This event is part of a series of debates and discussions sponsored by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence since 2003 to offer the Anchorage community access to university resources as a basis for discussions of policies and issues affecting their future.

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Entrepreneurial Edge: Q-and-A with young, local entrepreneurs

2014-03-10 by

The Entrepreneurial Edge Speaker Series Committee brought together local entrepreneurs for a panel discussion. Panelists include:
•Brit Szymoniak (UAA alumna) and Katherine Jernstrom (current UAA student) – Founders of The Boardroom, a co-working space downtown for independent writers and entrepreneurs
•Billy St. Pierre (UAA M.B.A. alumnus) – Owner of the local Pita Pit franchise
•Kathy Robinson (UAA cullinary arts graduate) – Co-owner of Wheel Good Food
•Brooklyn Baggett – Founding member of Anchorage Community Works

Entrepreneurial Edge is a partnership between the UAA Center for Economic Development, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, University of Alaska Southeast, Alaska Pacific University, The Entrepreneurs and Mentors Network Inc., UAA College of Business and Public Policy, Alaska Small Business Development Center and University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Save the date for these upcoming Entrepreneurial Edge events:
March 21-22: Entrepreneur mentoring network and bootcamp
April 25: Speaker Series – Guest TBA
April 26: Annual Alaska Business Plan Competition

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The Boardroom
Pita Pit
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Anchorage Community Works

Complex Systems: 'Are Humans Just Another Predator? The Roles of Human Foragers in North Pacific Marine Food Webs'

2014-03-03 by News, Sports, and Art

Most studies of humans and ecosystems present human impacts on ecosystems. However, our ability to understand and mitigate such impacts depends on the roles humans play in ecosystems. Food webs provide a useful way to quantify ecological roles of species including humans. By synthesizing 6,000 years of biological, archeological, ethnographic and other data from marine ecosystems in the North Pacific, in particular the Sanak Archipelago in the Eastern Aleutian Islands, we can characterize how Unangan/Aleut hunter-gatherers fit into complex marine food webs, how they compared to other predators and how their behaviors might have affected long-term ecosystem sustainability.

About the speaker: Jennifer Dunne’s research is in analysis, modeling and theory of organization, dynamics and function of complex species interaction. Much of this work focuses on the basic architecture for the flow of energy and resources in ecosystems that play a central role in ecological and evolutionary dynamics, and seeks to identify fundamental patterns and principles of ecological network structure. She is extending the scope and impact of this research with interdisciplinary collaborations in archaeology, art, computer science, economics, evolutionary theory, microbiology, paleobiology, parasitology, physics and social science. She received a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley, held a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellowship in biological informatics, and has been on the faculty of the Santa Fe Institute since 2007.

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