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Elections for Kosovo
by Jonathan Anderson

Dr. Jonathan Anderson analyzes the politico-economic development in the region of Kosovo, Yugoslavia after the armed conflict in 1999. He observes the historical and religious reasons of the conflict and brings a report of his mission in the region as an international observer at the free elections held in Kosovo in 2002.

Recorded November 14th, 2002
Sponsored by: The University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2002 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 1 minute

 


Three Way River
by David Hunsacker

Three Way River combines myths from Tlingit, Appalachian, and Russian cultures into an original play in the tradition of Beauty and the Beast. The play was performed in the outdoor pavilion on the UAS campus against the backdrop of Auke Lake and Mendenhall Glacier.

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

Running Time:  1 hour, 35 minutes

 


Human Rights and the Survival of the Spirit in Tibet
by Palden Gyatso

Tibetan Monk Palden Gyatso spent 33 years in and out of prisons and labor camps for peacefully protesting the invasion and occupation of his homeland by the Chinese government. Released in 1992 at the age of 61, Gyatso said his will to survive the torture and imprisonment came from the older captives who implored him to survive so he could tell their story. Amnesty International sponsored Palden’s lecture at UAS.

Recorded November 19th, 2003
Sponsored by: The Juneau World Affairs Council
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 39 minutes

 


From Gaza to Al-Jazeera
by Ramzy Baroud

Palestinian journalist Ramzy Baroud examines the conflict between Israel and Palestine and explains the perspective which growing up in a war-torn country has given him. The perceived international bias in coverage of this conflict and the historical injustices done to Palestine are also covered.

Recorded December 9th, 2003
Sponsored by: The Juneau People for Peace and Justice
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2003 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 46 minutes

 


Role of the U.S. in the Global Community
by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) Ohio Democratic Presidential Candidate

Representative Dennis Kucinich, Ohio Congressman and the last remaining challenger to Massachusetts Senatro John Kerry for the 2004 Democratic nomination for president, speaks at the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau.

Recorded March 18th, 2004
Sponsored by: UAS Global Connections
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2004 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes

 


An Unembedded Reporter's View of the Current Situation in Iraq
by Dahr Jarmail

Independent journalist, Dahr Jarmail, returns to the UAS campus to give an update of the current situation in Iraq. Jarmail provides an unembeded reporter's view of the state of medical services and everyday life in Iraq, and lectures on the importance of going outside the mainstream media for non-bias war coverage.

Warning: This program contains graphic wartime images, which may not be suitable for all viewers.

Recorded March 15th, 2005 Sponsored by: Juneau People for Peace and Justice Produced by: UAS Video Production Services © 2005 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

 


Readings from "Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling Through the Dark"
by Barbara Hurd

Award winning nature writer, Barbara Hurd, visits the UAS campus to read from her 2003 book, "Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling Through the Dark."

Recorded April 4th, 2005
Sponsored by: UAS & BP
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2005 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 45 minutes

 


The Musical Illuminati: Mozart, Masons, Requiem
by Kyle Wiley Pickett and Robin Walz

Juneau Symphony Conductor, Kyle Wiley Pickett, and Associate Professor of History, Robin Walz, join forces to discuss Mozart and his final masterpiece. Mozart's "Requiem" is best-known for, and often overshadowed by, the mysterious circumstances surrounding its composition. In this lecture, Pickett and Walz shed light on some of these issues.

Recorded April 4th, 2005
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2005 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes

 


Readings From "Riffs and Reciprocities: Prose Pairs" and Other Books of Poetry
by Stephen Dunn

Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Stephen Dunn, visits the UAS campus to read from his award winning book, "Riffs and Reciprocities: Prose Pairs," as well as from his other books of poetry.

Recorded April 5th, 2005
Sponsored by: UAS & BP
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2005 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 44 minutes

 


Introduction to the Middle Way
by Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche

Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche comes to UAS to give an introduction to Buddhist philosophy and practice from a Tibetan perspective. This presentation is sponsored by the UAS student Global Connections Club, and the Chagdud Gonpa Foundation.

Recorded October 4th, 2005
Sponsored by: UAS GCC & Chagdud Gonpa Foundation
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2005 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 2 hour, 15 minutes

 


Scary Stories on a Dark Evening (2005)
by The UAS Oral Interpretation Class

Stories and explorations into the nature of fear from the works of Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, D.H. Lawrence, W.W. Jacobs, Shirley Jackson, Raymond Carver, and Roald Dahl. Performed by The UAS Oral Interpretation class and guest artists from Perseverance Theatre.

Recorded October 26th, 2005
Sponsored by: UAS Humanities Department
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2005 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

 


How Science is Searching for Extraterrestrial Life (SETI)
by Dr. Seth Shostak

Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in Mountain View, California explains how SETI uses science to seek for evidence of intelligent communicating life in the universe by looking for some signature of its technology. The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.

Recorded November 14th, 2005
Sponsored by: Steven Wright/UAS
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2005 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes

 


Expression, Repression, and Compassion
by Palden Gyatso

Venerable Buddhist monk and auther Palden Gyatso returns to Juneau and speaks to UAS on his experiences as a prisoner of conscience in Tibet, his commitment to fostering religious freedom for the Tibetan people, and his practice of Buddhist compassion during the long time he was incarcerated.

Recorded November 16, 2005
Sponsored by: UAS and the Juneau World Affairs Council
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2005 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

 


Charles Darwin in Private: The Secret Notebooks, the Big Idea
by David Quammen

Celebrated science and nature writer, David Quammen, presents the crucial, yet obscure period in Charles Darwin's life, immediately following the Beagle voyage, during which he developed his theory of evolution. Quammen draws on facts and thoughts from his forthcoming book, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, which will hit bookshelves in July 2006.

Recorded Febuary 10th, 2006
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2007 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 57 minutes

 


Franz Schubert's Winterreise An Open Rehearsal
by John d'Armand

Dr. John d'Armand, Adjunct Professor of Music at UAS, presents the lecture side of this open rehearsal of Franz Schubert's Winterreise. Together with pianist Sue Kazama, and baritone, Philippe Damerval, d'Armand leads the audience through Schubert's cycle of 24 songs on poems by Wilhelm Müller.

Recorded February 24th, 2006
Sponsored by: UAS, JLO & Holland America
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2006 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 48 minutes

 


Creating Alaska: Framers of the Alaska Constitution
by Katie Hurley, George Sundborg, Sr., Victor Fischer, Jack B. Coghill, and George Rogers

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, former convention delegates Victor Fischer, George Sundborg, Sr. and Jack B. Coghill join convention economic consultant and temporary Secretary George Rogers and Chief Clerk Katie Hurley in looking at the Constitution as a living document and asking whether it has fulfilled their intensions.

Recorded April 21, 2006
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2006 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

 


A Land Gone Lonesome
by Dan O'Neill

Dan O’Neill, Alaskan historian and author, gives a presentation on his latest book, A Land Gone Lonesome.  The book follows O’Neill’s 10-day solo trip along the Yukon River in 2001 and flashes back to similar trips he’d taken in 1991 and the 1970s.

Recordetd July 21st, 2006
Sponsored by: The Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2006 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time:  1 hour, 23 minutes

 


The Nature of the Sense of Smell
by Luca Turin

Dr. Luca Turin talks about his theory that the smell of substances is based upon the frequencies of vibration of their molecules. Turin developed this theory of the sense of smell and provided scientific support. He discusses his studies from both the practical and theoretical points of view.

Recorded August 24th, 2006
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2006 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time:  1 hour, 12 minutes

 


Together in Concert
by Steve Tada and Alexander Tutunov


Steve Tada, the youngest pupil of Danes Zsigmondy; and Alexander Tutunov, Belarusian piano virtuoso; present an unforgettable musical experience and invite you to spend an evening in the company of Brahms, Mozart and Ravel.


W. A. Mozart: Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526

Intermission

Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, No. 2

Maurice Ravel: Tzigane


Recorded March 23rd, 2007
Sponsored by: Arts and Humanities Department
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2007 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

 


On the Front Lines of Climate Change: From the North Pole to the White House
by Andrew Revkin

Mr. Revkin is a prize-winning author whose lecture charts the science and significance of global warming. He has been reporting on the environment for The Times since 1995, a job that has taken him to the Arctic three times in three years. In 2003, he became the first Times reporter to file stories and photos from the sea ice around the Pole.

His lecture draws on nearly twenty years of covering climate research and politics in magazines, two books, and more than 300 climate stories for The Times. Mr. Revkin has spent nearly a quarter century covering subjects ranging from Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami, to the assault on theAmazon and the strained relationship of science and politics.
  
Recorded September 18, 2007
Sponsored by: University of Alaska Southeast
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2007 University of Alaska Southeast
Running Time:  1 hour, 5 minutes

 


The Firecracker Boys
by Dan O'Neill

In 1958, Father of the H-bomb, Edward Teller, unveiled his plan to create an instant harbor on the coast of Alaska by exploding a string of nuclear bombs.  Instead, he accidentally helped launch the environmental movement.  With accompanying slides, O’Neill tells the story of Project Chariot—how a small Eskimo village, along with a handful of Alaska scientists and conservationists, thwarted Teller’s scheme and sparked a new era of environmental awareness.

Recorded July 16th, 2008
Produced by: UAS Video Production Services
© 2008 University of Alaska Southeast

Running Time: 1 Hour, 6 Minutes

 

 
 

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