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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.

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Please join the United Students of the University of Alaska Southeast - Juenau Campus for our Summer meeting. Meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like a copy of the agenda. Minutes from past meetings can be found on our website.
Sponsor:UAS Student Government
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:Free
Phone:796-6517
Email:
Website:http://www.uas.alaska.edu/student_gov/index.html
09-14-2016
3:00 PM
Egan Library
This annual library event provides small doses of research and academic success survival skills in a fun, gamified atmosphere.  Students give us 30 minutes and we'll help get you off to a smart start.  Give aways, treats and a grand prize drawing!  Ask your instructors about opportunities for attending during class time or extra credit, we can provide proof of participation.  A companion Online Open House will be offered, details coming soon.
Dr. Thomas’ presentation is based on his new book, Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Personalities, and Power.  “There is a widespread belief among many Alaskans (and Americans in general) that government would be much more efficient and there would be less waste if it were run like a business.  Many candidates for office run on such a platform.  This presentation will show that this belief is not possible in reality because the purpose of business is fundamentally different from that of government.  This contention is based upon three major argument.  First, while efficiency and effectiveness can be definitively measure in business this is usually not possible in government. Second, the profit motives is not appropriate as a criterion for providing most government services.  And third, and the most significant reason is that, unlike business, politics is often the foundation of government decision-making.”  Dr. Thomas worked for 30 years at UAS as a Professor of Political Science. Lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures begin at 7p.m. at the Egan Library. All Evening at Egan lectures are simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video.  
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
More details to come.  Lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures begin at 7p.m. at the Egan Library. All Evening at Egan lectures are simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video.  
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
The temperate rainforest ecosystem is the most carbon-dense forest ecosystem on the planet, and it’s changing rapidly.  The various forests around the world are experiencing new disturbances and a rapidly changing climate.  The North Pacific forests are no exception.  Over 400,000 hectares of yellow cedar have recently died due to a lack of insulating snow, a mortality event which spans 9 degrees of latitude, from southern BC to near Juneau.  However, the forest also appears to be expanding, moving into higher elevation areas and recently de-glaciated locations.  Overall, it appears the forest is growing, but perhaps simplifying.  This talk will present the state of the science in terms of what’s changing and where things are going in the temperate rainforests of Alaska and the North Pacific. Dr. Buma is an Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Ecology at UAS. Lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures begin at 7p.m. at the Egan Library. All Evening at Egan lectures are simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video.  
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
Seafood consumption continues to rise around the world, fueled by increased aquaculture production.  The US government through NOAA is advocating a 50% increase in US aquaculture production by 2020.  Alaska, with huge marine and freshwater resources, should be a part of the aquaculture economy, which will also help to diversify our States economy.  Mr. Henderson is a lifelong Alaskan who grew up in Haines. He works for UAS as an adjunct professor in Sitka.  He now lives in Kake, and is the owner of oyster farm Pearl of Alaska.Lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures begin at 7p.m. at the Egan Library. All Evening at Egan lectures are simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video.  
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
Dr. Nina Chordas spent two months conducting research in Moscow, Russia. As a Russian speaker and Renaissance scholar, she was interested in looking at Soviet interpretations of that historical period, which are markedly different from those of the West. In her studies and conversations with contemporary Russian academics, she learned that Soviet scholars, operating under heavy censorship, must be read “between the lines” in order to understand what they were really saying about the Renaissance and their own time. Dr. Chordas is an Associate Professor of English at UAS.Lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures begin at 7p.m. at the Egan Library. All Evening at Egan lectures are simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video.  
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
Along with WorldQuest, the annual World Affairs Forum is one of JWAC's cardinal events each year. A topic of international importance and particular relevance is chosen by the board with input from the Membership, and much effort goes into assembling a panel of experts to gather in Juneau and discuss the issue with us over a two-day period. This event is an excellent opportunity for the people of Southeast to meet and interact with chief thinkers and policy makers.  More details coming soon.
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
Our annual fall lecture series - more details coming soon... stay tuned! Lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures begin at 7p.m. at the Egan Library. All Evening at Egan lectures are simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video.
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
Along with WorldQuest, the annual World Affairs Forum is one of JWAC's cardinal events each year. A topic of international importance and particular relevance is chosen by the board with input from the Membership, and much effort goes into assembling a panel of experts to gather in Juneau and discuss the issue with us over a two-day period. This event is an excellent opportunity for the people of Southeast to meet and interact with chief thinkers and policy makers.  More details coming soon.
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
"I believe that we are all lifelong learners. It is very important to share our wisdom and knowledge with others. We can live in the world of peace and harmony..." -- Dr. Theresa Arevgaq John.  Details on the lecture topic coming soon.  From the website of the UAF PhD Program in Indigenous Studies:  "Theresa Arevgaq John is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cross-cultural Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has authored numerous academic articles and a co-author of a book Yupiit Yuraryarait:Yup’ik Ways of Dancing and has presented her work at dozens of local, national, and international professional conferences. Dr. John currently serves on the National Advisory Council on Indian Education and the International Indigenous Women’s Forum. She is a former member of the Alaskan State Council Arts and the former Chair of the Traditional Native Arts Panel. She is also the recipient of the Governor's Distinguished Humanities Educator Award and Alaska State Library Award. Dr. John received her B.S., M.Ed., and Ph.D. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.As an advocate for Native education, she is highly involved in various organizations and projects that promote traditional Native culture, history, spirituality, language and education. Among John's many affiliations, she is involved in the University Alaska Native and Language Committee, Alaska Native Education and Computer Assisted Language Learning project. She is a member of the National Indian Education Association and a former member of the Statewide Bilingual Multicultural Education Council, Alaska Association for Bilingual Education, Alaska Native Heritage Center Project, Qayaqs and Canoes, Paddling into the Millennium Selection Committee, and Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative. John has extensive performing experience, including several Yup'ik Traditional Dance Groups and her one woman show Yup'ik Arnaq. She is the founder of the Nunarpak Dancers at Alaska Pacific University, the Annual Cama-i Dance Festival in Bethel, the Inu-Yupiaq student Dancer Group at University of Alaska, Fairbanks, co-founder of the Tuma Theatre, and participated in the development of the Festival of Native Arts. John has performed all over the world, in festivals in Greenland, Greece, France, Russia, the Far East and Peru.

"Lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures begin at 7p.m. at the Egan Library. All Evening at Egan lectures are simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video.  
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
Join us for a discussion about mathematicians and a glance into the mysterious place where they so often dwell. Really, who are these people? Why and how do they become who they are? And, why is it that they seem to think so differently from so many others. Embark on an exploratory, sometimes philosophical wandering in search of answers to these and similar questions. Hear about their views and beliefs through anecdotes about them, and through their own words – sometimes humorous, often deep or spiritual, and occasionally inspirational. Dr. Hay-Jahans is a Professor of Mathematics at UAS.Lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures begin at 7p.m. at the Egan Library. All Evening at Egan lectures are simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video.
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 6.9% of the U.S. adult population could be considered multiracial. This growing population in the U.S. is having a significant impact on how race and ethnicity is constructed, as well as changing attitudes and perceptions about the meaning of race & ethnicity in the U.S.For our 2016-17 year's One Campus, One Book selection, Mixed: Multiracial College Students Tell Their Life Stories, Professor Christina Gómez will discuss the significant growth of the multiracial population, the complicated understandings of a multiracial identity, as well as their everyday lived experiences.
Sponsor:One Campus, One Book + Egan Library
Phone:796-6440
Email:
Website:http://www.uas.alaska.edu/ocob
Ernestine Hayes reads from her book, The Tao of Raven, which extends narratives from Blonde Indian, an Alaska Native Memoir. Using the story of Raven and the Box of Daylight and relating it to Sun Tzu's Art of War, Hayes weaves strands of memoir, contemplation, and fiction in her newest work. Now a grandmother and thinking very much of the generations who will come after her, Hayes speaks for herself but also writes about the resilience and complications of her Native community. Ms. Hayes is an Assistant Professor of English at UAS.Lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures begin at 7p.m. at the Egan Library. All Evening at Egan lectures are simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video.
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
‘Blue carbon’ is an emerging concept that describes how marine organisms can help to combat climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Through their feeding activity, marine mammals such as humpback whales and sea otters can help to stimulate the growth of marine plants and contribute to the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide. Humpback whales can “fertilize” surface waters by producing nutrient-rich fecal plumes. These nutrients then stimulate the growth of plankton, which absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Sea otters help kelp forests to grow by feeding on organisms that graze on kelp, such as sea urchins. By keeping populations of kelp grazers low, sea otters keep kelp forests healthy. Kelp forests, like forests on land, also absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. With the increasing populations of humpback whales and sea otters in Southeast Alaska, there is potential for these marine mammals to help to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels. Dr. Pearson is an Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at UAS.Lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures begin at 7p.m. at the Egan Library. All Evening at Egan lectures are simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video.  
Sponsor:Chancellor's Office
Campus:Juneau Campus
Cost:FREE
Phone:796-6509
Email:
 
 
 

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