April 2015: Learn what's happening at the UAA Campus Bookstore

by Michelle Saport  |   

All UAA Campus Bookstore events are informal, free and open to the public. There is free parking for bookstore events in the South Lot, West Campus Central Lot (behind Rasmuson Hall), Sports Lot and Sports NW Lot. For more information, call Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782 or email repstein2@uaa.alaska.edu.

Note: UAA Campus Bookstore podcasts are posted in iTunes or iTunes U-just search UAA or UAA Campus Bookstore.

Forrest Nabors presents 'The Assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and Malcom X' Thursday, April 23, 5-7 p.m.

Political science professor Forrest Nabors discusses two assassinations that changed American history:

  • April 15, 1865: The assassination of Abraham Lincoln (150 years ago)
  • Feb. 21, 1965: Malcolm X killed (50 years ago)

Forrest Nabors, Ph.D., joined the UAA Department of Political Science in 2011. He has taught American government and political philosophy at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon. His current scholarly research is focused on the changing character of American government leading up to the Civil War and Reconstruction.

'Clay Nunnally: A Teaching Life' Friday, April 24, 4-6 p.m.

This event is a celebration of professor Clay Nunally's long and distinguished teaching career at UAA and his devotion to Romantic and Victorian literature. UAA students Chris Richardson and Vince Gregory will interview professor Nunally and faculty members will share their memories.

This event is co-sponsored by the UAA Department of English.

Readings and Craft Talk featuring Andrea Gregovich, translator of 'USSR: Diary of a Perestroika Kid' Tuesday, April 28, 5-7 p.m.

Translator Andrea Gregovich discusses her work with Russian author Vladimir Kozlov, the creative process for literary translations and her work with contemporary Russian writers.

Andrea Gregovich earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from University of Nevada-Las Vegas and has been honing her skills as a translator of Russian literature with a focus on the work of Vladimir Kozov.

Author Vladimir Kozlov's book, USSR: Diary of a Perestroika Kid, is about growing up in the crumbling industrial city Mogilev during the last few years of the Soviet Union. Born in 1972 in Belarus, Kozlov was nominated twice for GQ Russia's Writer of the Year award, and his fiction and nonfiction have been long-listed for several awards in Russia, including the National Bestseller prize and the Big Book prize. USSR was also recently nominated for the ReadRussia prize.

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