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Evening at Egan 2009

September 18–November 20, 7 p.m. New this year: Bookstore events 4:30–6:30 p.m. in October and November

This Fall’s Friday night Evening at Egan series has an array of intriguing presentations that should appeal to the varied interests of the UAS community and the public. Topics range from U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan to international deep sea video to predator control in Alaska.

Fish art favorite Ray Troll kicks off the series and features his latest works September 18 with “Further Adventures in Scientific Surrealism” at 7 p.m. in the Egan Library. Prior to his talk, Troll will be the guest of honor at a reception hosted by Alumni and Friends to raise awareness about the Eagle Totem Pole Campaign. The Donor Reception is at 5:30 p.m. in the Glacier View Room. Troll will also be on the Juneau campus the week of Sept. 14 to unveil his well anticipated commissioned mural Deep Forest.

October 2 UAS faculty Robin Walz presents “Rogue Cops, Elegant Criminals, and the Popular French Crime Novel” in the Egan Lecture Hall. His talk is preceded by a pre-lecture Bookstore by the Bay event 4:30-6:30 p.m. Several of Walz’ books on the history of popular culture in modern France will be available. Ceramics faculty Jeremy Kane will speak about his artwork and influences in “15 Years of Clay” October 23, Egan Lecture Hall. The Bookstore by the Bay will host another First Friday event on November 6. UAS ceramics students and art students Anna Satre and Marisa McConkie will display and sell their art. That evening’s Egan Library speaker is current Audubon Alaska Director of Bird Conservation Matt Kirchoff (Nov. 6). The former UAS faculty member will present a peek into the daily life of the murrelet, both above and below the surface in Glacier Bay.

October 9 in the Egan Library, author, academic and activist Riki Ott shares the long ranging effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill two decades later in her talk, “Not One Drop: Why it is Not Okay to Drill, Drill, Drill.” All Evening at Egan events are scheduled for either the Egan Library or Lecture Hall depending on the crowd expected. For locations, complete list and descriptions, please see event calendar on the UAS Juneau homepage.


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