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2003 Evening at Egan Collection


Operation Enduring Nostalgia: World War II, the War on Terror, and the Abuse of Historical Memory
by David Noon

For the past two years, the Bush administration has summoned the legacy of World War II (the default symbol of national virtue) and used the "good war" as a sanctifying touch for his global campaign against terrorism. Assistant Professor of history, David Noon, examines the costs and consequences of World War II nostalgia, within the Bush administration and the wider American culture.

Recorded September 12th, 2003
Sponsored by: Univerisity of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

 


Language, Logic, and the Content of Animal Thought
by Kevin Krein

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Kevin Krein, explores the philosophical difficulties that arise when thoughts are attributed to non-language-using animals.

Recorded September 26th, 2003
Sponsored by: Univerisity of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes

 


The Birds and the Bees: (and Dollars and Cents): Does the PFD Affect Birth Rates?
by Ashley Ahrens

A lecture on the historical forces that created the PFD and the social implications it has created. Assistant Professor of Economics, Ashley Arhens, presents research analyzing birth rates in Alaska over the past half-century.

Recorded October 3rd, 2003
Sponsored by: Univerisity of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 57 minutes

 


Why Math?
by Brian Blitz

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and UAS Math Chair, Brian Blitz, leads an examination of math in our daily lives, from the most complex usage to its application in our most mundane tasks. Also presenting with Blitz is Christopher Hay-Jahans, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Recorded October 10th, 2003
Sponsored by: Univerisity of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 57 minutes

 


Ode to Joy: Beethoven and the Revolutionary Enlightenment in Music
by Robin Walz and Linda Rosenthal

Associate Professor of History, Robin Walz, and Professor of Music (retired), Linda Rosenthal, review the historical significance of Beethoven's ninth and final symphony, "Ode to Joy."

Recorded October 17th, 2003
Sponsored by: Univerisity of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 21 minutes

 


Personal Computer Security and Privacy
by Eric Niewoehner

Assistant Professor of Computer Information and Office Systems, EricNiewoehner, discusses the concept of privacy, and gives a historical overview of hackers,viruses and how the invasion of personal computer privacy and security has changed through the years. Niewoehner also provides tips for current personal computer security and privacy.

Recorded September 19th, 2003
Sponsored by: Univerisity of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 54 minutes

 


The Human and Natural History of Glacier Bay
by Dr. Dan Monteith and Dr. Cathy Connor

Dr. Dan Monteith, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Dr. Cathy Connor, Associate Professor of Geology, present an overview of the Glacier Bay Ecosystems; recent thinning of glaciers, crab reproduction, the effects of past development, recent tourism and the history of human activity in the area over the past thousands of years.

Recorded October 24th, 2003
Sponsored by: Univerisity of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 58 minutes

 


Bad Girls and Bad News: The Female Messengers of Environmental Justice
by Susan Lucas

From the "Radium Girls" to Erin Brokovich, Susan Lucas focuses on society’s reaction to women that voice their concerns about environmental injustices in the backyards and work places of their communities.

Recorded October 31st, 2003
Sponsored by: Univerisity of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 50 minutes

 


Oral History in Action: Kasaan Haida Elders Speak
by Jeane Breinig

Visiting Associate Professor of English, Jeane Brenig, discusses the importance of preserving the traditions and languages of the native people of southeast Alaska. Breinig also talks about her recent project, which set out to document actual Kasaan Haida Elder's speaking about the traditions passed down to them as well as their various experiences growing up in Alaska. Breinig stresses the importance of capturing this oral history before it is lost.

Recorded November 7th, 2003
Sponsored by: Univerisity of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 11 minutes

 


Cooking Up a Concert
by Linda Rosenthal

Retired Professor of Music, Linda Rosenthal discusses a fun way to think about putting on a concert by tantalizing the audience’s musical appetite. By drawing on the parallels between fine food and music, Rosenthal and guest collaborative pianist, Lisa Bergman, compare a gourmet multi-course meal to the various musical compositions required for a well-balanced concert.

Recorded November 14th, 2003
Sponsored by: Univerisity of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

 


Poetry and Fiction Reading
by Adrian C. Louis

Award winning Native American poet and novelist, Adrian C. Louis, comes to UAS to read some of his poetry and fiction writing. Louis' works include "Wild Indians and Other Creatures," and "Skins," which has recently been made into a motion picture.

Recorded November 21st, 2003
Sponsored by: Univerisity of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 6 minutes

 

 

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