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Events and Ask UAS Lectures

Our next Ask UAS will be held in September, when our Fall series kicks off. Prof. Barbara Morgan will talk on plants we can find in the muskeg. Stop in, and also don't forget to keep up with us over the summer on Facebook!
Call 907-228-4567 for more information.

Indigenous Peoples' Day Conversations

2021

Film "On the Land" with follow up panel discussion including Naomi Michalsen and Trixie Bennett. Thank you to KPU TV for allowing us to use the full film as part of this presentation. 

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Conversation with Richard and Janice Jackson.

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2020

Conversation with Richard and Janice Jackson

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Conversation with Naomi Michaelsen and Teresa Varnell

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Past Ask UAS Events

Ask UAS ("Where Ketchikan Finds Answers") has been UAS Ketchikan's popular speaker's series since January 2013.  The Campus Library staff plans, markets, and hosts these events monthly during the Fall and Spring semesters and invites UAS Ketchikan faculty or members of the community to speak about their areas of expertise.

 

2022

Alaska Scuba Divers: Cold Hands, Warm Hearts - Dr. Charmaine Robinson

     CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Cimate Impact on Southeast Fisheries - Prof. Gary Freitag 

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2021

 Repatriation of Clan Objects and Human Remains - Irene Dundas, member of the Smithsonian Institute's Native American Repatriation Review Committee. 

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Plankton: Why Is It Important? - Prof. Gary Freitag 

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Alaska in Transition: IMportant Events in Our Climte and Weather - Prof. Barbara Morgan 

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2020

Home Movies: Preserving Family and Community History - Panel Discussion. Pat Tully presents on her experience reformatting and making accessible 60 years of family movies. Terry Richardson speaks on converting old film and video formats to new ones. Alex Vrabec, Social Media, PR, and Video Production Manager at KPU Telecommunications, gives tips and advice on creating new family videos. Erika Jayne Christian, Program Coordinator at Ketchikan Museums, provides information about how to have (and record) meaningful conversations, and how to elevate home recordings of family events to be useful and valuable records for future generations.(September 24, 2020 via Facebook Live: Facebook.com/KetchikanCampusLibrary)

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Writer's Block: Why We Get Hung Up When Writing Everything from Emails to Novels - Prof. Stephen Florian (October 15, 2020 via Facebook Live: Facebook.com/KetchikanCampusLibrary)

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Ketchikan Bird Life - Professor Barabara Morgan. (November 19, 2020 via Facebook Live: Facebook.com/KetchikanCampusLibrary)

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Alaska in World War II from a Strategic and Policy Perspective - Dr. John Radzilowski (December 10 via Facebook Live: Facebook.com/KetchikanCampusLibrary)

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Google and the World Brain - Documentary with following panel discussion on the increasing tensions between free access to information, copyright, and individual privacy concerns in an ever-increasingly technological world. Are we living H.G. Wells’ vision of a futuristic information utopia, or have we opened Pandora’s box? Drs. Ali Ziegler and John Radzilowski. (January 23, 2020)

Plundered Art: The Fate of Cultural Property in Wartime from the Monuments Men to ISIS - Dr. John Radzilowski (February 20, 2020)

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Writer's Block: Why We Get Hung Up When Writing Everything from Emails to Novels - Prof. Stephen Florian (Cancelled)

To Eat Or Not To Eat, That Is The Question: Wild Berries Edition - Barbara Morgan, M.A. talks on local berries. (Scheduled for May 7, 2020 via Facebook Live: Facebook.com/KetchikanCampusLibrary)

2019

The Science of Immortality – Dr. Matthew Pawlus (November 14, 2019) 

Socialization of American Men – Dr. Kasia Polanska (October 22, 2019)

Superhero Science: Biology & Beyond!  – Dr. Matthew Pawlus (October 4, 2019)*

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*Not an AskUAS presentation, although similar in format and was still held at the Ketchikan UAS Campus Library. This presentation was joint effort of the Juneau UAS Egan Library, the Ketchikan UAS Campus, and the UAS Alumni & Friends.

Practicing the Art of Interpersonal Communication: Think Positive, Act Positive – Prof. Stephen Florian (September 26, 2019)

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Celebrating Wildflowers! – Prof. Barbara Morgan (May 2, 2019)

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Writing about Alaska as an Alaskan – Author Dan O’Neill (April 4, 2019)

Whale Encounters – Prof. Gary Freitag (March 21, 2019) 

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Revisiting the Founding Era – Dr. John Radzilowski and Dr. Brandon Chapman (February 21, 2019)

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Welcome to the RNA World: A Molecular Explanation of the Origins and Meaning of Life – Dr. Matthew Pawlus (January 31, 2019)

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2018

On Their Own: Support for and Acceptance of Putin in Russia – Dr. Brandon Chapman (December 22, 2018)

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The Empty Chair: Japanese Americans in Internment Camps during WWII – Dr. John Radzilowski (November 8, 2018)

Seaweed Farming In Alaska – Prof. Gary Freitag (October 25, 2018)

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Play: It’s Not Just For Kids – Prof. Clare Bennett (September 19, 2018)

Healthy Oceans: How Ocean Health Impacts Marine Resources – Prof. Gary Freitag (April 12, 2018)

Transition from Communism to Capitalism in Russia – Dr. Brandon Chapman (March 20, 2018)

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Let’s Talk About Why She “Doesn’t Just Leave”: A Discussion of the Reasons People Stay in Violent Relationships – Prof. Ali Ziegler, Aricka Paquette, Hailey Beard (February 20, 2018)

How the Banking System Creates Money: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know! – Prof. Ann Spehar (January 18, 2018)

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2013-2017

2017

Ketchikan’s Christmas Past: Stories from Your Neighbors – You, the community! (December 6, 2017)

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From Soldier to Civilian: Veterans and Their Stories – Panel led by Dr. John Radzilowski (November 9, 2017)

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Zombies: The Apocalypse Inside Us! A Biological Perspective on Zombification, Parasitism, and the Undead – Dr. Matthew Pawlus (October 18, 2017)

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Foraging 101: A Taste of Harvesting Southeast Alaska’s Wild Foods – Prof. Barbara Morgan and Naomi Michalsen (September 27, 2017)

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Common Edible Seaweeds & Intertidal Beach Foods/Plants – Dr. Dolly Garza (April 25, 2017)

Origin of the Hemlock Story: A Tsimshian Story, with John Reese and Terri Burr (February 15, 2017)  The Origin of the Hemlock Tree is an old Tsimshian story that was adapted into a Reader’s Theatre play. Terri Burr explained to the audience that the tops of the hemlock tree can serve as a navigation device for someone who is going into the forest. The hemlock tree’s top will bend in the direction of the prevailing wind. John Reese is a 94 year old Tsimshian elder, and Terri Burr is his student.  John Reese shared the story of the hemlock tree with the audience in his native Sm'algyax, the language he grew up speaking. He also shared stories of how plentiful food was here on the island when he was growing up. He stressed the idea that the way he and his family lived wasn’t “subsistence living”, but a way of life. He remembered being confused by the idea that people were having a hard time in the Great Depression because with his way of life, there was always food to eat. UAS students followed with a re-enactment of the story, all of which delighted the audience. 

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Understanding Mental Illness: Causes, Treatments, and the Effects of Stigma, with Jill Ramsey, M.S., C.P.R.P. (January 10, 2017)

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2016

Mapping and Participating in the Inupiaq Way of Life  Dr. Brandon Chapman (December 6, 2016)

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Women in Combat: History and Psychology, Past and Present – Dr. John Radzilowski and Dr. Allison Ziegler (November 10, 2016)

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Loring: Memories of a Community – Lyle Stack, Marilyn Stack, and Bob Jahnke (October 11, 2016)

Autism: Putting the Pieces Together, with Jordan Tabb, M.S.W. (September 22, 2016)

More Than a Trade, Welding As Art – Prof. Ken Horn (April 19, 2016)

Common Edible Seaweeds & Intertidal Beach Foods/Plants – Dr. Dolly Garza (April 25, 2016)

Science of Love – Dr. Kasia Polanska (February 17, 2016)

2015

The Universe Conspires II: Dave Rubin - Moderated by Chuck Slagle. (December 9, 2015)

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Making Music with the Rasmuson Foundation – Prof. Teague Whalen (November 18, 2015)

Common Misconceptions About Gender Differences and Sexuality – Dr. Ali Ziegler (September 2015)

Life in Ketchikan During World War II: A Roundtable Discussion (March 12, 2015)

     Read the article from KRBD and listen to the full panel discussion on their webpage:

     https://www.krbd.org/2015/03/17/ketchikan-in-the-1940s/

Roots of Terrorism  – Dr. Kasia Polanska (February 24, 2015)

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Ukraine, Russia and America: Current Events, Future Prospects – Dr. John Radzilowski (January 29, 2015)

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2014

The Universe Conspires I: Dave Rubin - Moderated by Chuck Slagle. (December 10, 2014)

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A Woman's Life in Ketchikan in the 50s & 60s. Panel discussion featuring Cathy Bellon, Ernestine Henderson, Elinore Jacobsen and Alaire Stanton. (March 27, 2014). 

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     Read the article with photos from KRBD and listen to the full panel discussion on their webpage: 

     https://www.krbd.org/2014/04/01/ketchikan-women-remember-life-in-the-1950s/