Events – UAF news and information http://news.uaf.edu UAF news and information Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:51:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Week’s events: origami, exercise, bagpipes, clothing science http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-origami-exercise-bagpipes-clothing-science/ http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-origami-exercise-bagpipes-clothing-science/#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:15:30 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=66583 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning is hosting more than 40 free lectures, concerts and other events this summer. Here is what’s happening during the week ahead:

  • On Monday, July 25, The Magical Mondays hands-on learning series will present Zoe Jones, UAF term assistant professor of art history, leading “Let’s do origami.” The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium.
  • On Tuesday, July 26, the Healthy Living lecture series features nutrition educator Reina Hasting discussing “Aerobics to Zumba: Finding your active groove.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Wednesday, July 27, the Discover Alaska series will present Nicole Moelders, UAF professor of atmospheric sciences, on “Physics of Clothing.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Thursday, July 28, the Music in the Garden concert series will host the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band. For more than 30 years, the band has shared its love of Highland piping, drumming and dance. Music begins at 7 p.m. at the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.

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Upcoming events: Alaska mammals, eye health, ocean history, Irish tunes http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-events-alaska-mammals-eye-health-ocean-history-irish-tunes/ http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-events-alaska-mammals-eye-health-ocean-history-irish-tunes/#respond Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:21:04 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=66349 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning is hosting more than 40 free lectures, concerts and other events this summer. Here is what’s happening during the week ahead:

• On Monday, July 18, the Magical Mondays hands-on learning series will feature “Alaska mammals: Wolves and bears and marmots! Oh my!” by Aren Gunderson, the mammals collection manager at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium.

• On Tuesday, July 19, the Healthy Living lecture series presents “Why you see and why you don’t,” by ophthalmologist Dr. Katherine Johnson. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.

• On Wednesday, July 20, the Discover Alaska series will host “Owning the ocean: Salmon, science and a history of borders in the North Pacific,” by Ross Coen, a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Washington. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.

• On Thursday, July 21, the Music in the Garden concert series will feature the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Celtic Ensemble. Songs in the lively spirit of traditional Irish music will be performed by Isaac Alderson, Irish flute; Johnny Cuomo, Irish guitar; Niall O’Leary, spoons, lilting and accordion; and James Yoshizawa, bodhran and bones. Music begins at 7 p.m. at the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak at UAF http://news.uaf.edu/sotomayor-uaf/ http://news.uaf.edu/sotomayor-uaf/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2016 01:30:51 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65956 U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak in Fairbanks, Sunday, Aug. 14, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The free public event, “A Conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor,” will take place at 4 p.m. in the Charles Davis Concert Hall.

Sotomayor was appointed to the Supreme Court in August of 2009 and is the first Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court justice. She is also the author of a bestselling memoir, “My Beloved World,” which received critical praise when it was published in 2013.

The event is sponsored by UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning. Members of the public interested in submitting questions to Sotomayor in advance of the event will be able to do so by visiting www.uaf.edu/summer.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning, 907-474-7021 or summer@alaska.edu.

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Food safety training offered July 28 http://news.uaf.edu/food-safety-training-offered-july-28/ http://news.uaf.edu/food-safety-training-offered-july-28/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:43:24 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=66089 The deadline is July 14 to register for a certified food protection manager workshop that will be offered July 28 by web conference.

The food safety workshop, which will be hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The training will be followed by a proctored test in Fairbanks, Ketchikan, Palmer and Sitka within a week.

State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager to ensure compliance with food safety regulations.

Register at http://bit.ly/CFPM0716 to receive a study guide before the class, which will be offered through the Zoom web conference platform. To participate, individuals’ computers need a camera and a microphone.

The $200 fee includes one certification exam. Palmer Extension agent Julie Cascio will teach the class. Contact Cascio at jmcascio@alaska.edu to request additional locations. For more information, go to www.uaf.edu/ces or contact Melissa Clampitt at mrclampitt@alaska.edu or 907-745-3551.

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Week’s events: archaeology, Native dance, cancer health, jazz http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-include-archaeology-native-dance-cancer-health-jazz-band/ http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-include-archaeology-native-dance-cancer-health-jazz-band/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2016 22:02:33 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=66249 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning is hosting more than 40 free lectures, concerts and other events this summer. Here is what’s happening during the week ahead:

• On Monday, July 11, The Magical Mondays hands-on learning series will feature “Archaeology in Alaska” by Scott Shirar, the archaeology collection manager at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium.

• On Tuesday, July 12, the Healthy Living lecture series presents “Cancer, your immune system, nutrition and immunotherapy” by oncology nurse Hannah Brice Smith. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.

• On Wednesday, July 13, the Discover Alaska series will host “Understanding Alaska Native dance” by Sean Topkok, a UAF assistant professor of education. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.

• On Thursday, July 14, the Music in the Garden concert series will feature the Fairbanks Community Jazz Band. The traditional big band features guest vocalists and soloists, with a mix of danceable swing-era tunes with Latin, bop and modern music influences. Music begins at 7 p.m. at the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.

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Week’s events include cartoons, space, exercise, folk music http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-include-cartoons-space-exercise-folk-music/ http://news.uaf.edu/weeks-events-include-cartoons-space-exercise-folk-music/#respond Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:25:45 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=66027 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning is hosting more than 40 free lectures, concerts and other events this summer. Here is what’s happening during the week ahead:

  • On Monday, June 27, The Magical Mondays hands-on learning series will present “Let’s draw!” with cartoonist and UAF art lecturer Jamie Smith. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium.
  • On Tuesday, June 28, the Healthy Living lecture series features “Six pack to a better back,” led by physical therapist Valerie Ann Phelps and fitness trainer Peter Burke. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Wednesday, June 29, the Discover Alaska series will present Travis Rector, University of Alaska Anchorage professor of astronomy and physics, speaking about “Coloring the Universe.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Thursday, June 30, the Music in the Garden concert series will host Emily Anderson, a local singer-songwriter and graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Her music, influenced by Carole King, Ingrid Michaelson and Regina Spektor, ranges from sentimental to humorous. Music begins at 7 p.m. at the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.

 

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University’s surplus auction to be held Saturday, June 25 http://news.uaf.edu/surplus-auction-to-be-held-saturday-june-25/ http://news.uaf.edu/surplus-auction-to-be-held-saturday-june-25/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:17:07 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65970 The University of Alaska Fairbanks will auction off surplus property on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. until all items are sold.

Great North Auction Co. will conduct the event in the university’s warehouse at 1855 Marika Drive. Auction items may be viewed at www.greatnorthauction.com/uaf-surplus-auction-june-25th.-.html.  Interested persons may also inspect auction items at the warehouse from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. on Friday, June 24.

Items will be sold as is, where is. All sales will be final.

No UAF employee working in a department from which an item for sale in this auction came may purchase or agree with another person to purchase the item if the employee has been directly or indirectly involved in the purchase, disposal, maintenance or preparation for sale of the surplus property.    

For more information, please contact Saber Ebadpour at 474-6143.

 

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UAF events feature Yup’ik, glaciers, music, hearing health http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-events-feature-yupik-glaciers-music-hearing-health/ http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-events-feature-yupik-glaciers-music-hearing-health/#respond Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:08:01 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65808 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning is hosting more than 40 free lectures, concerts and other events this summer. Here is what’s happening during the week ahead:

  • On Monday, June 20, The Magical Mondays hands-on learning series will present “Yup’ik in a Flash,” an introduction to the indigenous language led by UAF professor Walkie Charles. The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium.
  • On Tuesday, June 21, the Healthy Living lecture series features audiologist Dr. Steven Lewis discussing “The Invisible Disability.” The lecture is at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Wednesday, June 22, the Discover Alaska series will present UAF geophysics professor Regine Hock discussing “Alaska’s Disappearing Glaciers: How does it affect us?” The lecture is at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Thursday, June 23, the Music in the Garden concert series will host the Rock Bottom Stompers, playing soulful, stompable tunes and sweet lonesome harmonies. The music begins at 7 p.m. at the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events/ or call 907-474-7021.

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UAF events feature dance, bluegrass, rural justice, aging at home http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-events-feature-dance-bluegrass-rural-justice-aging-home/ http://news.uaf.edu/uaf-events-feature-dance-bluegrass-rural-justice-aging-home/#respond Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:35:07 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65505 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning is hosting more than 40 free lectures, concerts and other events this summer. Here is what’s happening during the week ahead:

  • On Monday, June 13, the Magical Mondays hands-on learning series will kick off with Lynn and Charley Basham, retired UAF faculty members, teaching “The Magic of Music and Dance.” The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium.
  • On Tuesday, June 14, the Healthy Living lecture series will feature Barbara Lando, founder of Fairbanks Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Aging at Home Fairbanks, discussing “Aging at Home Fairbanks: A village movement.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Wednesday, June 15, the Discover Alaska series will feature Jeff May, a UAF assistant professor of justice, discussing rural justice in Alaska. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Thursday, June 16, the Music in the Garden concert series will host the Dry Cabin String Band and traditional, hard-driving bluegrass, featuring guitar, fiddle, banjo and bass. Music begins at 7 p.m. at Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.

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Magical Mondays series begins June 13 http://news.uaf.edu/magical-mondays-series-begins-june-13/ http://news.uaf.edu/magical-mondays-series-begins-june-13/#respond Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:37:46 +0000 http://news.uaf.edu/?p=65475 Magical Mondays, a free summer series of hands-on learning adventures for kids and families, will begin June 13 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The series will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the Murie Building auditorium and atrium at UAF. Topics will include dance, art and natural science. These programs are made possible through support from the UA College Savings Program, UAF Cooperative Extension Service and KUAC.

The summer schedule includes:

June 13 — “The Magic of Music and Dance,” by Lynn and Charley Basham
June 20 — “Yup-ik in a flash!” by Walkie Charles
June 27 — “Let’s draw!” by Jamie Smith
July 11 — “Archaeology in Alaska,” by Scott Shirar
July 18 — “Alaska mammals: Wolves and bears and marmots! Oh my!” by Aren Gunderson
July 25 — “Let’s do origami,” by Zoe Jones
Aug. 1 — “What can you do with a birch tree?” by Jan Dawe
Aug. 8 — “Real time portrait painting,” by Todd Sherman

For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.

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