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2008 Evening at Egan Collection


Coming to terms with Northern foods, Northern Futures
by Dr. Craig Gerlach

UAF Anthropology Professor, Dr. Craig Gerlach, takes a look at the socioeconomic and climatic impacts on the future of northern food systems. The discussion includes an historical overview of Alaska Native farming along the Yukon River and reviews new village-supported farming and gardening initiatives in a few Alaska Native communities that are interested in local food production as a way to complement subsistence activities and foster community self-reliance.

Recorded September 5, 2008
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes

 


In the Company of Ravens
by Dr. John Marzluff

In the Company of Ravens

What do Van Gogh, Shakespeare, the Hopi and Kayukon People, Mark Twain, and the rock band The Counting Crows have in common? They all draw inspiration from some of our most common, but least understood birds: the crow and the raven. Dr. John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington, leads us on an investigation of the inspiration of ravens on people and our effects on these adaptable birds.

Dedication Ceremony for the UAS Raven Sculpture

With remarks from UAS Chancellor John Pugh, Artwork & Artist Selection Committee member Alice Tersteeg, Artist & UAS Alumna Lisa Rickey, and UAS Alumni & Friends Treasurer Jerry Burnett.

Recorded September 12, 2008
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 46 minutes

 


Remote Sensing of Mountain Goats in Southeast Alaska
by Mark Riley

Mark Riley, Remote Sensing Specialist for the USDA Forest Service, shares results of an interdisciplinary study evaluating the ability of thermal infrared and natural color digital aerial imagery for detecting mountain goats in their southeast Alaska habitat.

Recorded September 19, 2008
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 41 minutes

 


Renaissance Utopian Thinking and Genocide: Why Is It Still Relevant?
by Dr. Nina Chordas

Dr. Nina Chordas, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alaska Southeast, focuses on how utopian thinking in Western Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries came to contribute to the genocide of Native Americans. Dr. Chordas earned her Ph.D. in English with a specialty in Renaissance Literature from the University of Oregon. Her book, "Forms in Early Modern Utopia: The Ethnography of Perfection" is forthcoming from Ashgate Press.

Recorded September 26, 2008
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time : 54 minutes

 


European Anthropocentrism vs. American Ecocentrism: Clashing Values Regarding Wolves
by Dr. Alex Simon

Dr. Alex Simon, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UAS takes a look at the European versus American model of predator control. He analyses the origins, motivations and applications of predator control policies in the human-centered European model and its relationship to the American values regarding wolves.

Recorded October 3, 2008
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time : 1 hour, 17 minutes

 


Into the Abyss: Submarine Exploration of the World’s Largest Undersea Canyon
by Michelle Ridgway

Carved by the Yukon River during past Ice Ages, Zhemchug Canyon is the largest undersea canyon in the world. In the summer of 2007, an international team completed the first ever in-water exploration of seafloor and water column creatures in Zhemchug and neighboring Pribilof Canyons. Submarine pilot/marine ecologist, Michelle Ridgway, presents the first-ever underwater video footage from the depth of Alaska’s Bering Sea canyons.

Recorded October 10, 2008
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time : 1 hour, 33 minutes

 


Constructing, Maintaining, or Renovating in a Miserable Climate: Energy Efficiency Revisited
by Marquam George

Marquam George, Associate Professor of Construction Technology at UAS, explores strategies that are successfully changing building practices and systems and takes a look at investment behaviors in home affordability across the US.

Recorded October 17, 2008
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time : 1 hour, 30 minutes

 


Wild About Harry: The Myth of Truman in the Age of Bush
by Dr. David Noon

David Noon, Assistant Professor of History at UAS, takes a look at the posthumous evolution of Harry Truman as a political weapon and examines the comparison of Truman vs. Bush. In his presentation, Dr. Noon demonstrates the lack of persuasiveness in this off-quoted connection.

Recorded October 24, 2008
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time : 1 hour, 17 minutes

 


20/20 Vision Ceramic Exhibition: Visiting Artist Lecture Series
by Ted Adler, Liz Zacher and Josh Deweese

Three contemporary ceramic artists, Ted Adler, Liz Zacher and Josh Deweese share their recent work and artistic influences. Part of the ceramic invitational sponsored by UAS and the Alaska State Museum. 20/20 Vision featured pieces from 20 different artists working with clay.

Recorded November 8, 2008
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time : 2 hours, 12 minutes

 


An Energy Plan for Alaska without Oil: The Technology. The Possibilities. The Plan
by Greg Brown

This easy to understand presentation will show the possibilities for Alaska and the rest of the United States to get off our oil addiction by using alternative energy. Greg Brown, energy consultant, takes a look at the history, practical applications of alternative energy, and the basics for a plan in Alaska that can be implemented and completed within ten years. Presentation includes pictures, diagrams and demonstrations.

Recorded November 14, 2008
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time : 1 hour, 21 minutes

 


What Is a Liberal Arts Approach to Outdoor Studies?
by Forest Wagner and Kevin Krein

Forest Wagner, Program Director of UAS Outdoor Studies, and Kevin Krein, Associate Professor of Philosophy, explore the UAS Outdoor Studies program and its importance in a Liberal Arts context. They address a few questions in this regard, including how UAS fits into the spectrum of outdoor education locally, nationally, and internationally; as well as the vision for the program in the short and long term.

Recorded November 21, 2008
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time : 1 hour, 18 minutes

 

 
 

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