DECEMBER

Tuesday December 16
1:00pm-3:00pm at the UAA Campus Bookstore
The Alarmingly Increasing Prematurity Rate: What do we know? Why can't we stop it?
Dr Ramkumar Menon is Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Yale University School of Medicine and Research Director for the Perinatal Research Center at Centennial Women's Hospital in Nashville, TN.  Dr. Menon's brief two-day lecture circuit in Anchorage is sponsored by the March of Dimes Anchorage Office. 
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Monday December 8th
5:00pm-7:00pm at the UAA Campus Bookstore
Not One Drop - Why it's not ok to DRILL DRILL DRILL
"Fisherma'am" Riki Ott experienced first hand-and on many levels-the devastating effects the Exxon Valdez oil spill had on her hometown of Cordova, Alaska.  Armed with courage and a PhD in Marine Biology she retired from fishing, founded three organizations to deal with lingering harm, and wrote the seminal book, Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$.  Now from the vantage point of two decades, Ott shares the long-ranging effects.
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NOVEMBER

Saturday November 22nd
Alaska Natives Moving to Anchorage
Everyone is invited to join us at the UAA Campus Bookstore to welcome Willie Hensley (author of the forthcoming book Fifty Miles from Tomorrow), Doreen Brown (Anchorage School District), Janie Leask (First Alaskan Institute) and others who will discuss challenges facing Alaska Natives as they adapt to life and living in Anchorage. This event is held in honor of Alaska Native American Indian Heritage Month, is free, and is sponsored by Alaska Center for the Book and the UAA Campus
Bookstore.
For more information contact Rachel Epstein at anre@uaa.alaska.edu.

Monday November 10th
5:00pm-7:00pm at UAA Campus Bookstore
Alaska Native Law and Federal and State Judicial Rulings
Renowned Alaskan attorneys, David S. Case, Ethan Schutt, and John Sky Starkey come together to discuss various judicial rulings and their implications regarding Alaska Natives, Alaskans and Alaska.  Acting as moderator is attorney Douglas Pope.
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Saturday November 1st
7:00pm-9:00pm at Wendy Williamson Auditorium
Growing Up Native In Alaska
A performance and panel discussion.  In honor of Alaska Native/American Heritage Month. This event is connected with other events sponsored by the Alaska Native American Indian Heritage Month Committee. 
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OCTOBER

Friday October 3rd
4:00pm-6:00pm at UAA Campus Bookstore
Alexander Solzhenitsyn: The Man and Symbol Reconsidered
Dr. Susan Kalina (Professor Russian Chair, International Studies/UAA); Olga Livshin (Russian, Department of Languages/UAA); Andrew Paul Janco (Department of History/UAA); and Dr. Elizabeth Dennison (Professor and Chair, Department of History/UAA) discuss aspects of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's legacy.
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Tuesday October 7th
5:15pm-7:00pm at UAA Campus Bookstore
Living With Wildness: An Alaskan Odyssey
Renowned Alaskan author, Bill Sherwonit, reads from his new book and discusses how we get to better know the place where we live.  Sherwonit is known for his articles in the Anchorage Press and numerous books about Alaska.
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Monday October 13th
5:00pm-7:00pm at UAA Campus Bookstore
Arliss Sturgulewski and Alaska: Where We Are Going and Where We Have Been
Arliss Sturgulewski was elected to the Alaska State Senate from 1978-1992 and was the Republican candidate for governor twice.  She has been a trustee for the University of Alaska Foundation and on the Advisory Council for the University Alaska School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.  Come listen to Arliss share her views about Alaska and offer her insight into what challenges Alaskan's face in the future.
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Monday October 20th
5:00pm-7:00pm at UAA Campus Bookstore
Alaska Natives Looking Forward: Challenges and Stories for the Next Generation
Velma Wallis (author of Two Old Women; Bird Girl; and Raising Ourselves), Harold Napoleon (author of Yuuyaraq: Way of the Human Being), Ray Clements (Older Persons Action Group, Inc.) and Aaron Leggert (major contributor to the book, Sakuuktugut) come together to discuss the future for Alaska Natives
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Thursday October 23rd
1:00pm-3:00pm at UAA Campus Bookstore
Turkish-German Women Writers' Approach to German Literature
Dr. Natasa Masanovic will introduce notable contemporary Turkish-German authors and discuss Turkish culture in Germany today.  This event presents a unique opportunity to learn how Germany is viewed through Turkish lenses.  Dr. Masanovic is Assistant Professor of German at UAA Department of Languages.
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Wednesday October 29th
5:00pm-7:00pm at UAA Campus Bookstore
The Alaska Supreme Court and the Alaska State Legislature: Who Rules Alaska and Why?
Retired Alaska Supreme Court Judge, Victor Carlson and Courtney Larsen, author of The Alaska Supreme Court: Supreme Judges or Supreme Legislators, present their views on the challenges facing Alaskan democracy today.  Sharon Chamard, Justice Center/UAA, will act as moderator.
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SEPTEMBER


Monday September 8 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at APU/UAA Consortium Library 307
Dr. Cathryn Pearce presents the BBC Documentary Timewatch: The Wreckers
Attention Maritime history buffs, archeologists, British historians and pirate lovers everywhere! Dr. Cathryn Pearce presents the BBC Documentary Timewatch: The Wreckers. In it we uncover the extraordinary social history of 18th century Britain and the much misunderstood wrecker profession--from their reputation in being the most brutal of plunderers to being the most brave and skillful of pirates. Dr. Cathryn Pearce is a major contributor to the Timewatch series and spent four years researching the subject of wrecking for her doctoral degree. She teaches in the History Department at Kenai Peninsula College/UAA. The event is sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore and UAA Student Life and Leadership.
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Monday September 22, 2008 from 5:oopm-7:00pm @ UAA Campus Bookstore
Breaking The Ice:From Land Claims to Tribal Sovereignty in the Arctic
Barry Scott Zellen is director of the Arctic Security research project at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Contemporary Conflict, and is deputy editor of the Strategic Insights Journal.  In Breaking The Ice:From Land Claims to Tribal Sovereignty in the Arctic, Zellen examines the evolution of land claims and self-government in the Western Arctic region.
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Thursday September 25 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
International Student Club's Passport Series with Gor Galstyan 
Learn all about life in Armenia and an Armenian's experience in Alaska with Gor Galystan. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, refreshments will be served. 

Sunday September 28 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
10th Anniversary Celebration of Children of the Midnight Sun--Remembering the Birth of a Book and Its Effect on a Generation of Alaska Native Children
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Join Author Tricia Brown and photographer Roy Corral in celebration of the the 10th anniversary of the publication of CHILDREN OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN. Find out "where are they now" as young contributors of the book speak about their life today.

Kirkus review stated,” Children of the Midnight Sun acknowledges the drastic changes of the last few decades, with the advent of satellite television, access to transportation, and the Internet, but focuses on the preservation or reawakening of culture through each child. Full-color photographs contrast images to convey life in a commercial fishing village or in Anchorage’s Town Square, amid the flowering tundra or perched on a seal strewn beach.”

What's changed since then? Let's see. The UAA Campus Bookstore and Alaska Northwest Books sponsor this event.