Mark Trahant opens Atwood Lecture town hall with remarks on journalism in the digital age

2014-06-03 by

Native American journalist Mark Trahant delivers remarks for the 2014 Atwood Lecture, in its 20th year. He served as the 2013-14 Atwood Professor at UAA in the Journalism and Communications Department.

This podcast, including only Trahant’s opening remarks lasting about 15 minutes, was recorded March 27, 2014 in Fine Arts 150 on the UAA campus.

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Chartwell Lecture: Paul Rahe on 'Thucydides on Athens and Sparta: Domestic Regimes and the Conduct of Foreign Policy

2014-05-22 by News, Sports, and Art

Rahe discusses the differences between the Athens and Sparta regimes during the Peloponnesian War period.

About this speaker:
Paul A. Rahe is a national fellow at the Hoover Institution and holds The Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage at Hillsdale College. He majored in history, the arts and letters at Yale University; read Literae Humaniores at Oxford University’s Wadham College on a Rhodes Scholarship; and completed his Ph.D. in ancient Greek history at Yale, under the direction of Donald Kagan. He is the author of Republics Ancient and Modern: Classical Republicanism and the American Revolution (1992); Against Throne and Altar: Machiavelli and Political Theory under the English Republic (2008); Montesquieu and the Logic of Liberty (2009); and Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift (2009). He recently finished a draft of his latest book on ancient Lacedaemon, tentatively titled The Spartan Regime: Its Character, Its Origins. He also recently completed a work on the foreign policy of early Sparta, tentatively titled The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The Persian Challenge, and is working on its sequel.

This Chartwell Lecture was sponsored by the UAA Political Department Association and podcast on April 17, 2014. :

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Healthy Minds Conversation with the Chancellor and Provost

2014-04-25 by

Recorded April 22, 2014.

As the University of Alaska’s health campus, we are uniquely situated to take a leadership role in supporting a healthy minds ethos on our campus. The conversation’s intent was help staff and faculty learn more about mental health services and education being offered at UAA and to share with us your ideas about how collaborations could better support your current and future work, as well as a healthy minds ethos at UAA.

College of Health Dean Bill Hogan, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Bruce Schultz and College of Arts and Sciences Dean John Stalvey will provide an overview of programs in their areas and lead the dialogue.

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ISER Lunchtime Talk: 'Navigating at a double crossroads: The role of subsistence in the wellbeing of Dena'ina Athabascan youth'

2014-04-21 by

Jennifer Shaw, Ph.D., is a senior researcher at the Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, where she conducts research on youth suicide prevention, healthcare decision-making and the development of culturally grounded health services. Her research interests are in medical anthropology, social determinants of health and cross-cultural childhood and adolescence.

She will talk about the role of subsistence in the well-being of Dena’ina Athabascan youths growing up in Southwestern Alaska. How do subsistence and other cultural activities fit into the lives and aspirations of contemporary Dena’ina youths living in rural Alaska? What factors impede or facilitate their ability to achieve these aspirations in the transition to adulthood? Shaw conducted an ethnographic case study with 19 youths in one Dena’ina village. The results showed that, despite concerns about Alaska Native youths’ commitment to culture, this group deeply identifies with their tradition and aspires to continue these activities into adulthood, despite significant obstacles in their paths.

The Diplomacy Building is at 4500 Diplomacy Drive, at the corner of Tudor Road and Tudor Centre Drive. Parking is free. Call (907) 786-7710 for directions.

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'William H. Seward and Alaska' with Walter Stahr

2014-04-02 by

Walter Stahr (author of The New York Times best-seller Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man) discussed President Lincoln’s Secretary of State, William H. Seward.

Stahr was born in Cambridge, Mass., grew up in Arcadia, Calif., and went to high school at the Phillips Exeter Academy. He completed his undergraduate study at Stanford University, and then attended Harvard Law School, where he studied law and public policy. Upon graduation from Harvard, Stahr joined the Washington office of an international law firm. After, he joined the Securities & Exchange Commission, working for several years in the chairman’s office. Then in 1995, he was hired by Fidelity Investments as their first internal lawyer based in Hong Kong. Stahr returned to Washington in 1999 and joined the Emerging Markets Partnership as an internal lawyer focused on Asia, eventually rising to general counsel of EMP Global, as the firm is now known. Currently, Stahr has primarily retired from legal work and is focused on research and writing.

Stahr’s first book, on John Jay, was published in 2005; his second book, on Seward, in 2012. He is currently working on his third book (expected to be published in 2016): a biography of Edwin McMasters Stanton, the great secretary of war.

This is the final event in the William H. Seward Lecture Series for the spring 2014 semester.

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