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UAA Seawolf Weekly 03.23.2011


Seawolf Weekly | a publication of the University of Alaska Anchorage Wendesday, March 23, 2011 Follow UAA on FacebookJoin us on Facebook | Follow UAA on TwitterFollow us on Twitter | Watch UAA on YouTube.comWatch us on Youtube.com NEWS Chancellor Ulmer presents the Women's History Month Legacy Lecture Chancellor Fran UlmerThe UAA Women's Studies Program, in celebration of Women's History Month, presented Chancellor Fran Ulmer giving this year's Legacy Lecture. Chancellor Ulmer recalled the events that shaped her life and shared a glimpse of what lies ahead for herself and for UAA. Listen to the podcast of her lecture, recorded on March 16, 2011.

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UAA engineering students host regional conference March 31-April 2 UAA engineering to host competitionSteel bride and concrete canoe competitions coming to UAA. The UAA student chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will host the 2011 ASCE Pacific Northwest Regional Conference March 31-April 2. Students from 17 universities in the northwest region will travel to Anchorage to participate in a variety of events to engage in engineering activities and networking opportunities. More info.

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Remember UAA for Pick.Click.Give. in 2011 Pick Click GiveDid you know more than 20,000 people have picked, clicked and given since Jan. 1? Did you know that you can also give to UAA through Pick. Click. Give.? More info.

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Alumni Profile: Glynis Karnop, A.A.S. Culinary Arts '11 Glynis Karnop UAA culinary arts alumGlynis Karnop has been baking and decorating cakes since she was 7 years old. And though she hasn't been doing it professionally, she's always dabbled in it throughout her life, whipping up sweet treats for her friends and family.

Medical labratory technician to culinary artist to her own bakery (read more of Glynis' story here).

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Student Spotlight: Ashley Stanek, Biological Sciences Graduate Student Growing up in Anchorage, Ashley Stanek was always involved in outdoor activities with her family, from commercial salmon fishing to camping and traveling around the state. After completing high school, Ashley attended Humboldt State University in northern California and received a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology in 2009.

Ashley StanekAfter returning to Alaska, it came as no surprise that she found herself interested in pursuing science in Alaska. "I hadn't planned on studying biology, let alone going to graduate school," said Ashley. "Though looking back, it was my undergraduate biology classes I enjoyed and had found most interesting."

Read about Ashley's work with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI) Stable Isotope Lab at UAA and her work in Alaska.

RESEARCH UAA economist's take on oil influence covered by the 'Juneau Empire' UAA's Scott GoldsmithScott Goldsmith of UAA's Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) presented his research and recommendations at a public lecture March 8. The Juneau Empire's Jonathan Grass covered the event. Goldsmith's speech discussed petroleum's overall impact to the state and whether or not that impact can last another 50 years or more.

Here's an excerpt from that article:

Goldsmith presented a wealth preservation strategy by thinking of oil wealth as an asset. He said this involves capping oil spending at $5 billion a year to preserve it for future generations.

"If we really believe what (the state) Constitution says, it's for the benefit of all Alaskans," he said.

He said spending has gone above that, using general funds and permanent fund dividend financing generated from petroleum. He said higher than anticipated oil prices generated by luck have kept the state on a sustainable spending path for now.

He said, however, if Alaska wants a greater level of public spending to maintain this path, it would involve new management and budgeting away from current petroleum revenues, likely involving higher taxes.

"This would be incredibly challenging because no one wants to pay taxes when the state is accumulating a growing saving account," he said.

Read the full article on the Juneau Empire website.

top of page EVENTS Open panel about 'The Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia' March 24

Thursday, March 24, 5-7 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore

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General Support Services to hold surplus sale March 24

Thursday, March 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
UAA Surplus Warehouse, 4111 Ingra Street

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Funeral protesters' messages, 'God Hates Fags' and 'Thank God for Dead Soldiers' to be debated March 24

Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Fine Arts Building, Room 150

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Buddy Wakefield and Gaby Moreno featured at UAA March 25

Friday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
UAA Fine Arts Building, Room 150

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UAA planetarium presents shows March 25

7 p.m.-"Search for Life" with Michelle Krok
8:30 p.m.-"Heart of the Sun" with Michelle Krok

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Free public lecture with Dr. Mike Brown, author of 'How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming,' March 28

Monday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Wendy Williamson Auditorium

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UAA/APU Books of the Year program presents a community forum March 29 on 'Service in a Foreign Land: How to Be Useful When You Only Have Two Weeks'

Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m.
APU Carr Gottstein Building, Room 102

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The American Place Theatre's Literature to Life production of 'The Secret Life of Bees' by Sue Monk Kidd March 31

Thursday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.
UAA Fine Arts Building, Room 150

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DID YOU KNOW... Did you know...that Gov. Sean Parnell designated April 10-16 Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week Did you know...that Gov. Sean Parnell designated April 10-16 Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week? UAA is proud that University Honors College student Mallory Givens will present her research at the prestigious Council on Undergraduate Research "Posters on the Hill" competition in Washington D.C. on April 13. Mallory is one of only 74 participants, chosen from 700 applicants.

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