Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Series feat. Jan DeBlieu & Valerie Miner

2017-07-11 by

Monday, July 10: Jan DeBlieu and Valerie Miner read excerpts from their works.

UAA’s MFA program in Creative Writing proudly presents the Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Series July 9–18. All readings begin at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, Room 150. Admission and parking are free.



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Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Series feat. Carolyn Turgeon & Anne Caston

2017-07-11 by News, Sports, and Art

Sunday, July 9: Carolyn Turgeon delivers an excerpt from one of her stories and Anne Caston reads from her poetry.

UAA’s MFA program in Creative Writing proudly presents the Northern Renaissance Arts & Sciences Series July 9–18. All readings begin at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, Room 150. Admission and parking are free.



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Gary Varner: 'Pets, Companion Animals and Domesticated Partners: Ethics and Animal Companions'

2017-05-02 by

Pets, Companion Animals, and Domesticated Partners: Ethics and Animal Companions

Gary Varner is the author of Personhood, Ethics, and Animal Cognition: Situating Animals in Hare’s Two-Level Utilitarianism (Oxford University Press, 2012). In this presentation, he introduced stipulative definitions of terms “companion animal,” “domesticated partners” and “mere pet.” He will argue that the institution of pet-keeping is justifiable, but that the justification is stronger for companion animals than for mere pets, and that it is stronger for domesticated partners.

Gary Varner is a professor at Texas A&M University. His research interests include environmental ethics, philosophical questions related to animal rights and animal welfare, and R. M. Hare’s two-level utilitarianism.

Hosted by the UAA Department of Philosophy. For more information about this event, please contact professor Raymond Anthony at rxanthony@alaska.edu.



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The Growing Nationalist Populism: Its Impact on the British “Brexit” Vote and on European and Global Politics

2017-04-20 by

Mr. Persson discusses how and why British and other voters in Europe and globally have been affected by ideas and opinions which, for the most part, contradict liberal and Western values strenuously upheld and cherished during and after the Cold War, political ideas which clearly resemble those that brought Europe to disaster twice during the twentieth century. The traditional role and fundamental value of the United States in upholding and defending those values, and in creating the most successful peace project ever, the European Union, will also be discussed.



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Keynote address: Dr. Candace Lewis presents “Psychedelics as Therapeutics: An Old and New Story”

2017-04-19 by

Dr. Candace Lewis delivered the keynote address at this year’s Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium and Behavioral Sciences Conference of the North. She received her BA in Psychology from UAA in 2009; she was also a graduate of the University Honors College. Candace went on to receive both a MA and PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from Arizona State University, where she currently holds a joint Post-Doctoral fellowship at the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Department of Psychology.



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