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091313 | Changing Shorelines, Early Habitations, and Marine Reptiles of Southeast Alaska
Jim Baichtal, Forest Geologist, Tongass National Forest
The ancient ancestors of marine mammals such as dolphins and killer whales are emerging along with changing sea levels and coastlines due to deglaciation. Jim Baichtal kicks off the series with a fascinating presentation on the discovery of 220 million year old Triassic marine reptile fossils from several localities in Southeastern Alaska, including the recently discovered Thalattosaur, a fossil marine reptile similar to today’s marine iguana.
092013 | The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and Sealaska Lands Legislation
Albert Kookesh, Chairman of the Board, Sealaska Corporation, Former State Senator
Forty years after the passage of ANCSA by Congress, Alaska Natives are still waiting for final legislation on land entitlements. A presentation on continued roadblocks faced by Native Corporations when it comes to land rights and the impact on proposed Sealaska Lands Legislation.
092713 | Outdoor Studies Capstone 2013: Ski Mountaineering in Ecuador
Kevin Krein, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Outdoor Studies and Students
In January of 2013, students and faculty from the UAS Outdoor Studies Program traveled to Ecuador with the goal of climbing and skiing high altitude peaks. Join us as members of the group share images and video footage from the expedition, discuss the trip, and reflect on the experience.
101113 | Anatomia Italiana: the History of Anatomy, Medicine, and Art along the Italian Peninsula
Heidi Pearson, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology
The Italian Peninsula is both a prized travel destination and the home of many important venues in the study of anatomy. This presentation will feature the history of anatomy, medical education, and art in the Medieval and Renaissance Eras in Italy, framed within a photographic travelogue of the region.
101813 |The Sinking of the Princess Sophia: a Canadian-American Disaster
Bill Morrison, co-author, Sinking of the Princess Sophia: Taking the North Down with Her
The sinking of the Canadian ship Princess Sophia near Juneau in 1918, a disaster that killed all 354 passengers and crew, was truly international. The stories of the ship’s Canadian and American passengers and crew show how interconnected the two northern territories were in the early days of their settled history. Part of the Juneau World Affairs Council Fall Symposium on Alaska-Canada Relations.
110113 | Juneau’s Berner’s Bay: A Living Laboratory for Studying Environmental Change and Social Adaptation
Sanjay Pyare, Associate Professor Geography, and the Alaska EPSCoR Research Team
How will livelihoods, management practices, and communities change and adapt to the types of dramatic environmental changes forecast for the next half century or so? A University of Alaska research team from the Alaska EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program will present on multi-disciplinary research in Berners Bay followed by Q and A session.
110813 | At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Human-animal communication after The Change
Kij Johnson, author of the UAS 2013 One Campus One Book selection
Johnson’s stories feature cats, bees, wolves, dogs, and even that most capricious of animals, humans. “The Change” refers to the time when animals obtained language. J“Animals are alien intelligences — even dogs, even chimps. They think and feel and make connections, but they are not translatable to our experiences (and vice versa), though we can to some extent extrapolate from research, observation, and our own experiences as
animals. This is the heart of almost every story I have ever written, attempts and failures to communicate across that barrier”. — Kij Johnson
111513 | Deconstructing Racism: Power and Privilege in our Community
Lance (X’unei) A. Twitchell, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages facilitates a panel of community leaders in this important discussion.
“It does not make sense to argue about whether these things happen, but it does make sense to talk about what to do about it.” From “Time for Tough Conversations” by Lance (X’unei) A. Twitchell, Juneau Empire
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091412 | Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil
Ross Coen, Author
What the test run of an ice-breaking tanker in the Northwest Passage tells about the impracticality of moving crude oil by icebreaking ships. The 1968 voyage of the Manhattan provides an important historical reference point for marine traffic and resource development in the Arctic.
092112 | Monitoring the Mendenhall Outburst Flood
Eran Hood, Assoc. Professor of Environmental Science, and Jason Amundson, Asst. Professor of Geophysics
Outburst floods from glacier damned lakes are a common occurrence in high mountain regions. A presentation on the origins of the Suicide Basin outburst flood on the Mendenhall Glacier, results from flood monitoring efforts on the glacier in the summer of 2012, and future work aimed at better understanding this local natural hazard.
100512 | Big Arts in a Small Town
Juneau Symphony Music Director Kyle Pickett, Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director Art Rotch, Juneau Jazz and Classics Founder Linda Rosenthal
Art, Kyle and Linda will talk about the audacity of creating large-scale productions in a small community and why it is important. They will also talk about the state of arts in today’s economic and cultural climate and take questions from the audience.
101212 | Collaborative Research in Southeast Alaska
Dr. Allison Bidlack, Director, Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center
ACRC is a relatively new institute within UAS that develops and delivers educational opportunities, facilitates and convenes research, and promotes learning for the community about temperate rainforests. ACRC partners with multiple state, federal, Native and non-governmental entities to achieve this goal. Allison Bidlack will give an introduction to the Center, and facilitate a series of short presentations highlighting several examples of collaborative rainforest research in Southeast Alaska.
101912 | What can the shifty fishes of Auke Creek tell us about adaptation to warming streams in Southeast Alaska?
David Tallmon, Associate Professor of Biology
Physical conditions in Auke Creek and many streams throughout Southeast Alaska are changing. In collaboration with scientists from NOAA, UAS, UAF, and his students, Marine Biology faculty David Tallmon studies how sculpin and salmon in Auke Creek, Alaska, are adjusting and adapting to a changing environment. These changes will be described and discussed in light of projected future changes of stream conditions in Southeast Alaska.
102612 | UAS in Cuba: A Semester-long search for Che, Hemingway, el Papa’, and the Authentic Tourist
UAS Students and Kevin Maier, Assistant Professor of English, Facilitator
Last spring a dozen UAS students travelled to Cuba with four faculty members to hone their Spanish language skills, study the country’s rich cultural history, witness the impact of tourism on the island’s life ways, and contemplate the legacy of the famous American author, Ernest Hemingway, who spent a third of his life living near Havana. Students will share vignettes and photographs from the unique semester-long experience.
110212 | What shall we do with our histories?
Ernestine Hayes, Assistant Professor of English
This address, delivered by Hayes at venues such as the 2012 Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference and the International Polar Year gathering presents the recent history of Lingit Aani and examines its relevance to current circumstances from a perspective unfamiliar to commonly held beliefs.
110912 | Human-Caribou Relations from a First Nation’s Perspective
Randall Tetlichi, Vuntut Gwitch’in First Nation Elder in Residence
Yukon College faculty member Randall Tetlichi is an esteemed teacher, community healer, and tradition bearer, featured in the 2012 UAS One Campus One Book selection, Being Caribou, by Karsten Heuer. Randall will talk about how each of us can make a difference by paying attention. Instead of just co-existing, he suggests, it is now time for all nations to exist with and depend on each other.
111612 | Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd
Karsten Heuer, Author
In April 2003 wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer and his filmmaker wife, Leanne Allison, set off on a trek of epic proportions. For five months they skied and walked alongside the 123,000-member Porcupine Caribou Herd from their Yukon winter range to Alaskan calving grounds and back. The couple’s mission? To give the caribou a voice in the decades-old debate on whether or not to develop their 27,000-year-old calving grounds for oil. Being Caribou is the 2012 One Campus One Book selection.