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Seawolf Weekly for March 5, 2014

University of Alaska Anchorage
Seawolf Weekly  
March 5, 2014
 

Coming soon: UAA Commencement in the Alaska Airlines Center

UAA is bringing commencement back to campus with the opening of the Alaska Airlines Center this fall. Beginning December 2014, there will be two commencement ceremonies per academic year.

 

Want to get into medical school?

Getting through four years of medical school takes discipline and sheer will. Getting admitted to medical school takes just as much grit. The Alaska PreMed Summit offers strategies that can help prospective medical doctors realize their dream.

 

Postcards Home: Victoria Yancey reports from Juneau

UAA economics senior Victoria Yancey is working as a legislative aide in Juneau this semester. In this "Postcards Home," she tells us about transitioning from a quiet, research-focused student lifestyle to the hectic, flexible world of democratic governance.

 

Designing a cheaper, safer roof for Third World environments

Engineering professor Scott Hamel and undergraduate civil engineering student Nathaniel Cox are working together to design a lightweight, less expensive and safer roofing system than what's currently being used in most Third World environments.

 

Alumni Spotlight: Brit Szymoniak

Seeing a need for a co-working space in Anchorage, UAA alumna Brit Szymoniak and M.P.A. grad student Katherine Jernstrom came up with the idea of The Boardroom—a bright, stylish new co-working hub. After just a few months, this successful entrepreneurial duo has nearly reached The Boardroom's capacity and has plans to expand in May.

 

Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Shein

A high school chemistry teacher helped Melissa see she had talent in science and that a fulfilling career in medicine could be hers. She earned a biological sciences degree before succeeding in Alaska WWAMI and becoming a family medicine physician at Southcentral Foundation Anchorage Native Primary Care Center.

 
Events

View UAA Calendars

“Time to Legalize?” Public discussion on marijuana law and policy
Wednesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m.
Wendy Williamson Auditorium

Jazz Week 2014
Wednesday, March 5–Saturday, March 8
Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

“International Women’s Health and Global Safe Motherhood” with Dr. Sarah J. Hanson
Thursday, March 6, 7–9 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

2014 Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric
Friday, March 7–Saturday, March 8
Administration/Humanities Building

“Bitcoins” with Kyle Hampton and Jacob Sears
Friday, March 7, 4–6 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore

Spring Break: No classes
Monday, March 10–Friday, March 14

 
Podcasts

More podcasts...

Complex Systems: 'Are Humans Just Another Predator? The Roles of Human Foragers in North Pacific Marine Food Webs'

Brooke Gladstone talks about "The Influencing Machine"

Sen. Begich: "google it"

ISER Lunchtime Talk TUNDRA Project with Jennifer Schmidt

KRUA Student Storyboard: Students discuss UAA Recycling Competition, Fall 2013

 

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