Check the campus-wide events calendar for a complete listing.
The Egan Library’s lower level is used for public and private events and regularly features Evening at Egan Lectures, concerts (Juneau Symphony, Juneau Jazz and Classics) and conferences. There is seating in place for 140 and room for ~60 more chairs. The space can be configured with tables for more formal seating at additional cost. Those interested in using the space should see our Facility Use Policy page.
Voices of Glacier Bay: Listening through the Art of Recording. Presented by Dr. Richard Nelson and Hank Lentfer. Two years ago, Richard Nelson and Hank Lentfer set out to record as many sounds as possible within the forests, meadows, and waters of Glacier Bay National Park. Learn about the transformative power of deep listening and hear some of the rich, wild voices of Glacier Bay.
Crosscurrents: Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn: Cultural Appropriation in Alaskan Writing. Presented by Sherry Simpson and Ernestine Hayes. UAS faculty member Ernestine Hayes and fellow writer Sherry Simpson draw from their own experiences to discuss what writers from a dominant culture must understand before writing about Alaska Native peoples, histories, cultures, and art. With support from the Alaska Humanities Forum and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Raven, Rocks, and the Anthropocene: The Bird’s-Eye View of Future Earth. Presented by Dr. Tom Thornton. In Southeast Alaska and other Pacific landscapes we find narratives of understanding and adapting to change in the stories of Raven’s transformations and other socially and ecologically cataclysmic events, such as the Flood. How might such stories prepare us for the environmental changes of the Anthropocene?
Discovering Science and Finding the Story: Steinbeck and Ricketts explore the Sea of Cortez and Alaska's Outer Shores
In this presentation, Katie Rodger discusses the interdisciplinary collaboration between scientist Ed Ricketts and writer John Steinbeck, who together created one of the seminal surveys and texts about the Gulf of California, Sea of Cortez. The men influenced each other--sharing their passions for scientific discovery and literary expression--over the span of their almost 20-year friendship. Though Ricketts spent years preparing for another collaborative endeavor in the "Outer Shores" of Alaska, their last project was left unfinished. The Log from the Sea of Cortez is the 2014 One Campus One Book selection.
Discovering Science and Finding the Story: Steinbeck and Ricketts explore the Sea of Cortez and Alaska's Outer Shores. Presentation by Katie Roger. UAS’ "One Campus, One Book" guest author Katie Rodger discusses the interdisciplinary collaboration between scientist Ed Ricketts and writer John Steinbeck, who together created one of the seminal surveys and texts about the Gulf of California, Sea of Cortez. The Log from the Sea of Cortez is the 2014 "One Campus One Book" selection. Ricketts and the late Jack Calvin of Sitka co-authored "Between Pacific Tides", a seminal work on intertidal life on Pacific shores.
A Year of Rethinking Racism in Juneau: Reflection and Discussion. Presented by Dr. Sol Neely, Assistant Professor of English. X̱’unei Lance Twitchell, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages. Kolene James, Coordinator, Native and Rural Student Center (NRSC). A reflection on community events, panel discussions, art shows, and campus events over the past year as part of a community effort to heal racism; and discussion of a way forward to achieve critical mass to make healing racism and historical violence a priority for Juneau.