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Waging Peace in Vietnam — Exhibit & Events at UAS

Waging Peace in Vietnam: Nov. 11–Dec. 15

The public is invited to a free series of scheduled events about the U.S. soldiers and veterans who opposed the Vietnam war. Examine the history and consider the lessons for today. Exhibit opens November 11 and runs through December 15, featuring events:

  • Nov. 11: Exhibit Opening and Film Screening: Hunting in Wartime
  • Nov. 12: Roundtable Discussion
  • Dec. 1: Anti-War Poetry and Story Sharing with Veteran Poets
  • Dec. 3: Film Screening: Sir! No Sir! with Director David Zeiger
  • Dec. 8: Symposium

View the Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibits Page or the Campus Events Calendar for additional event details.

Evening at Egan: Sept. 9–Nov. 18, 2022

Join us for the annual UAS Evening at Egan weekly lecture series. Lectures are in-person and live streamed from the Egan Library, on the Juneau Campus. Lectures are free and open to the public. All lectures begin at 7 p.m.

Topics range from studying a warming arctic, Indigenous tourism, understanding art, an arts and sciences creative showcase, and more.

Register for Classes — Spring Semester

Think Spring! Apply now to earn your degree.

Take in-person classes on campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka or choose online classes to fit around your schedule.

  • Oct 31: Spring Class Schedule Available Online
  • Nov 14: Class Registration for Current Students Begins
  • Nov 28: Class Registration for All Begins
  • Dec. 1: Degree Program Admissions Application Due
  • Jan. 17: First Day of Instruction
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Includes events open to the public as well as important academic calendar dates. For other events, please see our calendar page for student, alumni, and recreation center activities.

UAS in the News

Exhibits on Vietnam War and G.I. peace movement opens at UAS

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The University of Alaska Southeast is hosting two exhibits related to the Vietnam war: “Waging Peace in Vietnam: US Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War” and “My Lai: A Massacre Took 504 Souls and Shook the World.”

Waging Peace in Vietnam, the primary exhibit in the Egan Library, seeks to inform scholars, students and the general public that as America escalated the number of troops engaged in the Vietnam War, thousands of our soldiers, sailors and pilots refused to fight, sail and fly more bombing missions.

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Former UAS professor Sol Neely honored with a fire dish memorial in Juneau

Sol Neely used to give lectures around a fire at an outdoor pavilion on the campus of the University of Alaska Southeast –— even on cold and wet November days. On Saturday, dozens of people gathered at that same spot to remember Neely at a fire dish memorial, a Lingít cultural ceremony.

Neely was a professor at UAS for more than a decade. He taught English literature and was a community advocate for criminal justice reform through programs like the Flying University, a higher education program inside Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

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Study looks at the return of tourism’s impact on whale stress levels

The pandemic offered a unique chance for scientists to sample stress levels in whales while there was minimal tourism activity in Juneau’s waters. Federal biologists took advantage and took samples in 2020 and 2021.

In 2022, tourism was almost back to pre-pandemic levels, so samples taken this year will show the difference in the whale’s stress levels when there are and aren’t boats in the water all summer. 

Suzie Teerlink studies whales and coordinates whale watching practices with NOAA’s Whale SENSE program in Juneau.

A 2019 study used instruments posted on land that observed the whales without influencing their behavior. The instruments record respiratory rates, dive patterns and speeds of whales. This tracked the more immediate behavior differences, minute by minute.

“And what they found is that, especially as the number of boats increased, they did see faster swimming speeds, faster rates of respiration, longer downtimes, and changes in direction,” she said.

That study was led by Heidi Pearson with the University of Alaska Southeast. Pearson is also the lead investigator for this year’s stress study.

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