Summer Sessions is hosting a variety of lectures, movies and concerts this week. All events will take place at the Murie Building Auditorium or otherwise noted.
Wednesday, June 19
5:30- 6:30 p.m. — Activity: Family Fitness Wednesday – Play kickball with an over-sized ball, all skill levels are welcome. This activity is organized outside the SRC. In case of rain, an alternate activity will be planned inside the SRC.
7 p.m. — Discover Alaska Lecture: “Decoding glaciers: Revealing the secrets of how glaciers work” with Dr. Martin Truffer, Professor of Physics
Thursday, June 20
7 p.m. — Film: “Speakers for the Dead” (2000). Reveals some of the hidden history of Blacks in Canada. In the 1930s in rural Ontario, a farmer buried the tombstones of a Black cemetery to make way for a potato patch. 50 min.
7 p.m. — Concert: “Will Putnam & Trudy Heffernen” Will and Trudy collaborate to form Trill Music Productions. They are known for their original Alaskan acoustic, folk and authentic bluegrass music (at the Georgeson Botanical Garden)
Monday, June 24
7 p.m. — Family Cultural Nights: “The 21st Century Ghana: Life of a Ghanaian” with Alex Amegashie
Tuesday, June 25
7 p.m. — Healthy Living Lecture: “Patients as Partners: Achieving exceptional care with representatives with the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital’s Denali Center. Gena Edminston, chief nursing officer and associate administrator, and Teri Kiss, director, Medical Unit-2 South and Patient Quality Resources Department will present the lecture.
Wednesday, June 26
5:30- 6:30 p.m. — Activity: Family Fitness Wednesday – carnival style games for whole family. This activity is organized outside the SRC. In case of rain, an alternate activity will be planned inside the SRC.
7 p.m. — Discover Alaska Lecture: “Alaskan Brain Foods: What to eat to slow aging and neurodegeneration” with Dr. Barbara Taylor, Professor of Biology
Thursday, June 27
7 p.m. — Film: “Hard Rider” (1972). This documentary follows the rodeo circuit as experienced by Canadian world-champion cowboy Kenny McLean. 58 min.
7 p.m. — Concert: “Susan Grace – An Alaskan Troubadour” With a strong rich voice and acoustic guitar, Grace sings her original songs blending traditional with contemporary styles and rhythms. (At the Georgeson Botanical Garden)
For more information visit www.uaf.edu/summer/.