December 2016 Archive
Dec. 16, 2016: Mystery and speculative fiction authors Jones, Emmal and Goulet discuss recently published books
Regents to consider location of the administrative home for UA College of Education at December 14 special meeting
Growing a sense of community, comfort motivates UAA Housing director
David Weaver has cultivated deep roots here at UAA. He was a first-generation college student who earned a degree in sociology, volunteered in the Anchorage community, worked for the Peace Corps in Albania and then returned to UAA, where he helps students through his job as director of University Housing, Dining and Conference Services.
Technical-writing students help Anchorage residents prepare for emergencies
If a massive earthquake slams Anchorage, wildfire rages toward homes or severe storms knock out power, it’s vital for people to be ready. The 99 UAA technical-writing students in Angela Andersen's classes reached out to help neighborhood community councils prepare for disasters.
Aristotle, Descartes and the shopping cart
Philosophy capstone students—armed with starter sprouts and ravioli recipes—condensed big ideas for little minds when they took their 400-level course discussions on food justice into elementary school classrooms in Anchorage.
Warm up with a tea ceremony at UAA's new Japan Center
On Friday, Nov. 18, the UAA Japan Center opened the university's new Tea Room with a ribbon-cutting and traditional tea ceremony. The space for Japanese cultural events honors the memory of 2009 languages grad Monty Dickson.
‘The Northern Journeys’ will help UAA, ASD teachers infuse culture into Anchorage classrooms
Children and teachers both will benefit from 'The Northern Journeys' project—a UAA College of Education collaboration with the Anchorage Museum, Alaska Native Heritage Center and other partners—which will help teachers integrate the arts into their classrooms and teach in a culturally responsive way.