Juneau Campus Events April 7-8, 2016
THURSDAY APRIL 7, 5 P.M. @360 DOWNTOWN
UAS SOM Lectures: Medicaid Expansion & Reform with Commissioner Valerie Davidson, Department of Health and Social Services
Join Commissioner Valerie Davidson, Department of Health and Social Services, for a presentation and an engaging conversation on Medicaid expansion and reform. Lecture co-sponsored by the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) School of Management (SOM) and 360 North. Through this partnership, the UAS SOM lectures utilize 360 North’s live online platform to reach and connect citizens, students, business professionals, and public administrators to share, discuss, and understand current issues in Alaska.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 7 P.M., EGAN LECTURE HALL
Dr. Sandor Goodhart of Purdue University
The UAS Honors Symposium guest speaker Dr. Sandor Goodhart will present "Death and Afterdeath: On the Primacy of the Ethical in a Time of Disaster" Dr. Goodhart is Professor of English and Jewish Studies at Purdue University. Free and open to the public.
The theme of this year’s symposium draws from the work of Emmanuel Levinas who calls of “ethics as first philosophy.” Before the lecture, the Honors Program is hosting a reception for him in the Glacier View room from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
Professor Goodhart was Honors faculty Sol Neely’s dissertation advisor, and he remains a close personal friend of his family. In 2006, he was faculty advisor to the small group of graduate students, of which Sol was a part, who went on to found the North American Levinas Society. On Friday, he will go into the prison as part of the Flying University, where we have been studying Levinas’ work all semester. Prof. Goodhart has also graciously agreed to meet with small groups of students who are working with his studies, so he is generous and intimate with his time. Thursday’s talk is written specifically for this event.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ben Huff presentations at Friends of Library and Sound and Motion events
Please join the Friends of the Egan Library the newest network of the UAS Alumni & Friends Association at the Egan Library on for the first annual Authors’ Reception recognizing members of the UAS community publishing scholarly and creative work in recent years. Opening remarks by Ben Huff UAS Adjunct Professor of Photography and author/photographer of The Last Road North, appetizers, no-host bar and an opportunity to learn more about the Friends of the Egan Library, UAS Alumni & Friends and ScholarWorks@UA an open access, online showcase of the intellectual output of UAS.
We hope attendees will consider staying for UAS Sound and Motion | The Photography of Ben Huff, 7:00pm @ Egan Lecture Hall