Recorded Mon, February 3, 7:00pm at the UAA/APU Consortium Library.
Joining us was U.S. Senator Mark Begich for a discussion about developing technologies and their uses in Alaska. Senator Begich is in his fifth year representing Alaska in the U.S. Senate. Already in his short time in the Senate, Begich has risen to key positions for Alaska. He was recently named to the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, where he will have a hands-on role in shaping spending cuts while also ensuring Alaska’s interests are not forgotten. He was also named to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for the 113th Congress, another key posting with jurisdiction over the intersection between the federal government and America’s indigenous people. This event is part of the William H. Seward Lecture Series, organized by the UAA Department of Political
The TUNDRA project is an international study, with researchers from Norway, Russia, Canada and Alaska examining the influence of society and governance on subsistence and land use among the people who live on the tundra in the circumpolar north. Jennifer Schmidt, a researcher at the University of Tromsø, Norway, is part of the project team and she’ll talk about this project at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). She’ll also describe other socio-ecological projects underway in Norway and Europe, as well as opportunities for researchers from different disciplines to collaborate on such research. To learn more about the TUNDRA project, visit site.uit.no/tundra/researchers.
North Hall came away victors in the Fall 2013 recycling competition among the residence halls at UAA. Here, organizers Ricky Lind (West Hall), Kirsten Rawding (North Hall) and Natalie Tierney (MAC) talk about the competition and also forecast the potential spring 2014 energy-saving competition for the residential units.
Student Storyboard is a weekly program (Fridays 11a.m.-noon, repeating Mondays 5-6 p.m.) on KRUA, 88.1 FM, hosted by Kathleen McCoy, always featuring UAA students – their ambitions, achievements and experiences at UAA.
Recorded Dec. 3, 2013
Paul Courtenay describes how Winston Churchill came to painting somewhat late in life as a result of his political situation; how his artistic work dovetailed with his political and family activities; and how he approached painting as a gifted amateur.
About the lecturer:
After attending Malvern College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Paul Courtenay was commissioned in The Royal Sussex Regiment (which merged with three others to become The Queen’s Regiment a third of the way into his 35-year career). In this capacity, he served in Germany, the Far East, Gibraltar, Libya, Malta, Aden, Northern Ireland and Cyprus. He also spent three years as a pilot in the Army Air Corps, flying in East Africa, Kuwait and Cyprus. He attended the British Army Staff College at Camberley and the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Va. His final army years were spent as a lieutenant colonel in a series of key staff posts in the U.K. Ministry of Defence.
After leaving the army, he worked in television for two years and then at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the City of London. His principal interest for many years has been heraldry and he teaches a course in this subject each year. He has been very much involved with the world of Sir Winston Churchill since 1998, first as honorary secretary of the International Churchill Society (UK), then as chairman when it changed its name to The Churchill Centre–UK and now as a member of the centre’s advisory board, as well as a senior editor of Finest Hour.