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The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan kicked off on Sept. 16 at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus.
Oct. 7 is “Aquaculture in Alaska? The opportunity of the century!” with Kake oyster farm owner Tom Henderson, followed Oct. 14 by Dr. Nina Chordas sharing information from her research in Russia, “Reading What Couldn’t Be Written: Literary Scholarship in the Soviet Union, or How Socialist Realism Hijacked the Renaissance.”
UAS hosts the Juneau World Affairs Council (JWAC) Forum “Human Migration and Refugees: Peril and Hope” from October 22-24. As part of this event, the October 21 Evening at Egan features Dr. James Hollifield sharing research from his current project, “The Emerging Migration State.” All lectures during the forum are free, and a full schedule will be available soon at jwac.org.
Oct. 28 brings to campus indigenous knowledge expert Dr. Theresa Arevgaq John, associate professor in the Department of Cross-cultural Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Nov. 4 will feature “The Mathematician’s Laboratory” with Dr. Chris Hay-Jahans of UAS; Nov. 11, “Negotiating Identity in America” with Dr. Christina Gómez; and Nov. 18, UAS professor Ernestine Hayes reading from her new book, “The Tao of Raven.”
The Evening at Egan season wraps up Dec. 2 with Dr. Heidi Pearson’s presentation “‘Blue Carbon’ Ecosystem Services Provided by Marine Mammals.”
The first speaker was Dr. Clive Thomas, political scientist, author and former UAS professor, delivering a presentation based on his new book, Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Personalities, and Power. Sept. 23, UAS marine biology professor Dr. Jan Straley and her husband, author John Straley, talked about science, history, and reflections about the Pacific Coast involved in their research for the recently released book “Ed Ricketts from Cannery Row to Sitka, Alaska” published by Shorefast Editions of Juneau, and Sept. 30, Brian Buma discussed “Climate Change and the Southeast Alaskan Woods: What’s Happening in Our Warmer World.”
All events are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Egan Library and simulcast on UATV Cable Channel 11 or live via Flash streaming video. The schedule is posted at uas.alaska.edu/eganlecture.