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News and Press Releases 2010

UAS Faculty Co-authors Nature commentary on threat to polar biodiversity
Global warming may be leading to hybrid offspring in Arctic mammals including whales, seals and bears

UAS Evening at Egan Presents: Mahler, Modernism, and Resurrection, Egan Lecture Hall, Friday, October 15, 7:00 p.m.
UAS History Professor, Robin Walz, and Juneau Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Kyle Pickett, will give a joint talk on Modernism in turn-of-the-century Vienna and its influences on Mahler and his Resurrection Symphony.

Evening at Egan 2010:Rethinking Int’l Political Violence: The Strategic Logic of Non-violent Conflict, Human Rights and Non-Violent Struggles, Egan Lecture Hall, Friday, October 8, 7:00 p.m.
“My talk will argue that these insurgents are seldom justified in adopting violence as their primary method of resistance, because nonviolent direct action almost always has a better chance of succeeding." --Erica Chenoweth, Wesleyan University

Evening at Egan 2010: The Way We Remember It: Stories from Alaskans about their History, Egan Lecture Hall, Friday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.
Join oral history curator William Schneider as he shares some of the stories he has recorded over the past 29 years.

Evening at Egan 2010 Season Kick Off: Terry Tempest Williams, UAS Egan Library, Friday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.
Evening at Egan Season: Fridays, September 10-November 12, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall or Library Topics include Climbing Denali, Holocaust Portraits, and the Sarah Palin Phenomenon

UAS Appoints New Dean of Arts and Sciences
The University of Alaska Southeast is restructuring Student Services leadership and welcoming a new Dean of Education and Dean of Professional and Technical Studies.

July 20, 2010

Active Shooter Awareness Training and Full-Scale Emergency Exercise to be conducted on the UAS Auke Lake Campus
On Tuesday July 27, 2010, the University of Alaska Southeast will conduct a full-scale emergency response exercise for an active shooter on campus.

UAS Welcomes New Deans
The University of Alaska Southeast is restructuring Student Services leadership and welcoming a new Dean of Education and Dean of Professional and Technical Studies.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Implications for Alaska
The University of Alaska Southeast invites the community to learn more about the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and implications for Alaska at a special panel discussion at the UAS Egan Library Thursday, July 8, 2010, 7-10 p.m.

UAS Faculty Jenifer Rae Vernon Honored with Tillie Olsen Award for Working Class Literature
Award for the best published book that honors the “voices, experiences, and perspective of working-class people”

University of Alaska Southeast-Outdoor Studies on Denali
A group of Outdoor Studies students and staff made University of Alaska Southeast history climbing North America’s highest peak, Denali.

2009 UAS Outstanding Graduate in Natural Sciences becomes NSF Fellow
The NSF and Merit fellowships will provide Micaela resources to study infectious diseases in Arctic wildlife and continue in the field of Polar Biology.

UAS Commencement May 7-9, 2010
The public is invited to join the celebration at commencement ceremonies in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan

National Honors for UAS Ceramics Student
University of Alaska Southeast art major Bonilyn Parker won two prestigious national awards at the the 2010 National Student Juried Exhibition at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) convention held March 31-April 3 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania