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Environmental Science faculty Jason Amundson presented, "A heuristic mass-flux calving parameterization" at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Workshop in Loveland, CO in September. Amundson presented "Seasonality of glacier dynamics and terminus advance at Taku Glacier, Alaska" at the Northwest Glaciologists Meeting in Portland, OR in October.

Amundson also recently co-authored a paper in Geophysical Research Letters titled "Subglacial discharge at tidewater glaciers revealed by seismic tremor.”  Former UAS Geography student Jamie Bradshaw assisted with data collection for this project.  The paper was selected as an Editor's Highlight and is summarized here:

Psychology faculty Amanda Sesko presented the paper (In)visibility of Black women: Drawing attention to individuality authored with Monica Biernat of the University of Kansas at the 2015 conference of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology in Denver, CO in September.  The presentation was part of the “Exploring Gendered Race from Cognition to Consequences” symposium session chaired by Erika Hall of Emory University. Sesko travelled to the University of Kansas last month to give an invited talk titled: “The consequences of historical representations for stereotyping and perceived behavioral attributes of Alaska Native people.”

English faculty Ernestine Hayes contributed a chapter titled "The Far North: Literatures of Alaska and Canada" to the recently published Cambridge volume,  A History of Western America.  The publication is edited by Susan Kollin of Montana State University and includes a chapter contributed by former faculty member Sarah Jaquette Ray.

Ketchikan Biology faculty Christopher Donar and UAF Marine Advisory faculty Gary Freitag will give a Friday Night Insight presentation at the U.S. Forest Service Southeast Alaska Discovery Center November 6.  The talk is titled “Invasive Species Research in S.E. Alaska” and kicks off the 2015-2016 lecture series.


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