News from the School of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics student Andre Bunton won a Pi Mu Epsilon Award for his presentation on the Simultaneous Generation of a Basis B and a Corresponding B-CZDS at MathFest 2014 in Portland OR, August 6-8. He was one of about 270 undergraduates who gave presentations at this national mathematics conference. Andre was also announced as the recipient of the Ron Seater Mathematics Award at the UAS Mathematics Seminar on September 3 for his outstanding work at UAS.
Spanish faculty Andrea Dewees is planning a film series next month in conjunction with the Juneau World Affairs Council forum on Mexico (Oct.23-25). The series will feature a mix of new and classic Mexican films. Mark your calendars for the evenings of October 2, 9, and 16, and join us at the UAS Recreation Center at 6:00 p.m. for these screenings.
Dewees presented two workshops at the Alaskans for Language Acquisition conference in Seward September 19-21. Transitions: High School to University- level language study explores the various language study opportunities at the college level. She co-presented Sharing Spanish-language music in the classroom with Rosa Hohnstein of the Anchorage School District.
UAS graduate Jamie Bradshaw is helping to coordinate the Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative’s 2015 Thinking Mountain’s Conference in Jasper, Alberta May 5-8. Please help spread the word about this interdisciplinary conference to your outdoor loving students.Visit the conference website.
English faculty Ernestine Hayes was recently featured in The Arctic Journal as part of their Northern Profiles series. The article and a link to Ernestine’s Evening at Egan lecture “What Shall We Do with Our Histories” can be found at http://arcticjournal.com/culture/1000/north-beckons.
History faculty Robin Walz’s review of R. Bruce Elder’s book, Dada, Surrealism, and the Cinematic Effect, was recently published in the Canadian History Journal 24 (Autumn 2014).