Seawolf Weekly - April 16, 2014
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Seawolf Weekly  
April 16, 2014


Get a behind-the-scenes look at the dancers, choreographers and technical gurus who are making the latest UAA Mainstage Theater production, New Dances 2014, a success.


Student group engineers change in Cameroon

Every year UAA engineering students fly from Anchorage to Cameroon, a tropical West Africa nation, to continue their ongoing projects at Rhema Grace Orphanage. The partnership, organized by Engineers Without Borders, is five years strong and counting.

Beyond the lecture—solving problems in the real world

Architectural Drafting students were tasked this semester with developing building-design concepts for Chignik Lagoon Native Corporation. The corporation sought help from UAA students to design a multi-use facility and airplane hangar, which they eventually plan to build on the Alaska Peninsula.


New eye tracking research helps piano students become better sight readers

Three UAA professors have a patent pending on eye tracking software capable of delivering feedback to music students that compares to what a human teacher can deliver. They imagine one day having a library of tablets loaded with this software that students can check out and use.


Student Spotlight: Matthew Myers

UAA psychology student and UAF alumnus Matthew Myers is Ph.D.-bound, headed for Northwestern University this fall. His paper “Does This Title Make Me Look Sexy? Gender Differences in Attraction” was selected for UAA's Student Showcase 2014.

Student Spotlight: Ellen Dore

UAA senior Ellen Dore has a work ethic to be admired. The University Honors College student paid her way through college and decided to become a doctor after working as a medical scribe in a local hospital emergency room. Next up? Medical school. She's certainly one to watch.


View UAA Calendars

Dance Buffet
Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (one-hour sessions)
Professional Studies Building, Dance Studio

SU Gallery: ‘Juried Student Art Exhibition’ opening reception
Wednesday, April 16, 5–7 p.m.
Student Union Gallery

Think Tank with Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Thursday, April 17, 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

2014 Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium
Monday, April 14–Friday, April 18
UAA Anchorage Campus

New Dances 2014 (final weekend)
Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, Room 220

Zeynep Kilic presents “Restaurant Reviews: Ethnic Food in the American Culinary Imaginary”
Wednesday, April 23, 5–7 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore


More podcasts...

'William H. Seward and Alaska' with Walter Stahr

Philosopher Roger Ames on 'Confucian Role Ethics'

Shamanism in the Tribal World

'Generations at Risk: Toxic Chemicals and Effects on Children, Reproductive Health and Future Generations"

UAA Seawolf Debate vs. Yale Debate, March 20, 2014


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