The first annual UAS Ketchikan URECA symposium was held at the Ketchikan Public Library on April 4, 2014.
Former UAS Ketchikan student and 2013 URECA student research award recipient Ghert Abbot, presented his research on “The Very Interesting Case of Jennie Lynch: Native Rights and Territorial Politics in Ketchikan, 1890-1940”. Current UAS master’s degree student Peter Stanton presented research on “Lost At.óow, Found Wages: The Tlingit and the Globalization of Pacific Fisheries, 1878-1896”. Christopher Donar presented the results of Melissa Williams 2013 URECA student research award project, “Diatoms from the Lake Shelokum Hot Springs in S.E. Alaska”. UAS Ketchikan faculty members Bill Urquhart and Teague Whalen gave presentations on their current research.
Peter Stanton presenting his research titled “Lost At.óow, Found Wages: The Tlingit and the Globalization of Pacific Fisheries, 1878-1896”, grew up in Ketchikan and studied history at Georgetown University, writing an undergraduate thesis on nineteenth-century Tlingit-American interactions. He's now earning a Master of Arts in Teaching from UAS, and works as a student teacher at Ketchikan High School teaching world history, U.S. history, and Alaska studies classes.
Professor John Radzilowski leads a discussion during the History and Humanities session of the UAS Ketchikan URECA symposium.