Guest Speakers and Expanding Minds
by UAA Campus Bookstore
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The UAA Campus Bookstore actively organizes free events to promote expression and engaged discussion. Guest Collections Live embraces a variety of topics and themes--from complex systems to global health and politics--which highlight visiting scholars and writers. These events are held to encourage discourse with time dedicated for Q & A. All events are offered and recorded by the UAA Campus Bookstore Events Manager, unless otherwise noted. They are taped live and posted without cutting or editing. Note, gaps in sound may occur due to lack of microphone usage.
||Whales and Acoustics in the Marine Environment||Dr. Christopher Clark shares his research about acoustics and whale communication.||11/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Decision Making in Complex and Emerging Systems with Mark Bedau||Mark Bedau has worked extensively on issues concerning complex systems, emergence, evolution, and the social and ethical implications of creating life from scratch.||11/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||"Searching for Booker Wright": A Conversation with Yvette Johnson||Yvette Johnson is a writer and contributor to the film, "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story". At this event she describes what she uncovered about the life of her grandfather in the segregated south.||11/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||"'How the World is Changing and How You Want to Change the World" with David Krakauer||David Krakauer is the director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. He was included in the "Wired UK 2012 Smart List" as one of 50 people who will change the world.||11/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brian Schmidt presents "Surveying my Life: Journeys from Alaska and the Southern Sky"||2011 Nobel Prize Recipient Brian Schmidt discusses his findings about the accelerating expansion of the universe and black matter.||11/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Astronaut Bill Oefelein and Adventure Write||NASA Astronaut Bill Oefelein discusses his space mission, answer questions and the creative writing website Adventure Write.||6/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dr. Suzanne Lorenz presents Future Measurements in Cosmology||Dr. Suzanne Lorenz discusses her research on mapping dark matter.||11/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||Presentation slides for Dr. Suzanne Lorenz presents Future Measurements in Cosmology||This is the presentation that can accompany the podcast of Dr. Suzanne Lorenz presents Future Measurements in Cosmology mapping dark matter.||11/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dr. Regina Macedo presents Avian Sexual Selection and Cooperative Breeding||Dr. Regina Macedo discusses her research concerning communal breeding in tropical guira cuckoos and their social system.||6/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chris Dixon presents Another Politics||Author and Activist Chris Dixon presents Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements||6/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||Presentation slides for Chris Dixon presents Another Politics||This is the presentation for author and activist Chris Dixon's event Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements||6/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dr. Chris Kavelin presents A Debt of Gratitude, Honoring the Origins of Medicines from Indigenous Communities||Dr. Chris Kavelin discusses indigenous medical knowledge and the spiritual aspects of health and medicine.||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|