Friday, October 15, 2010

Islam (Not Cable News Version) or Cyber Bullying?

Universities don't just teach students.  There's a lot going on at UAA and APU today where the public is welcome as well, most for free.  (UAA Parking is free on Fridays too.)

Two of the many choices for what to do tonight include chances to fill in gaps in what we know.  One at UAA and one at APU (and noon at the World Affairs Council.)

Cyber Bullying: 
Relevant Research lecture, Dr. Claudia Lampman
When    Fri, October 15, 7pm – 8pm
Where   Fine Arts Room, 150 (map)
Description     Dr. Claudia Lampman, UAA professor of psychology, is this fall's speaker for the College of Arts and Sciences Relevant Research Speaker Series. Dr. Lampman's studies were recently highlighted in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her talk will review her own and others' research on the causes, consequences and frequency of contrapower harassment in education -- where a student (with seemingly less power) bullies or harasses a teacher or professor. Along with vivid examples of such bullying, she will offer practical suggestions for educators, parents and students on how to prevent and cope with these experiences. . .

What You Won't Learn about
Islam from Cable News
Nihal Awad, a major, national Muslim leader, will be in Anchorage at noon on Friday, October 15, to address the World Affairs Council.
He will also offer a free public lecture at APU Grant Hall at 7:00 PM  FRIDAY.
Nihal Awad is a co-founder and national director of the Council of American Islamic Relations (the anti-defamation group for Muslims) in Washington D.C and is frequently consulted by American Presidents.  We are fortunate to have him here in Anchorage.  The WAC lecture is on Islamaphobia.  The lecture at APU is FREE and will address "What you Won't Learn about Islam from Cable News".  The World Affairs Council luncheon will take place at the Hilton Hotel; there is a cost for nonmembers.
Someone from my bookclub alerted me to this one because we're reading No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam by Reza Aslan this month. 

When I was getting information about these two events (three actually if you count the World Affairs Council) I saw how much more is going on today at UAA - from stars to tutus, clay to music and the environment. 

Helen Nelson's tutu workshop
When      Fri, October 15, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Where     UAA Campus Bookstore (map)
Description    Due to popular demand and intrigue, Helen Nelson has agreed to demonstrate how to make your own tutu. Materials will be on hand. Let your twirling creative spirit soar in a fashionable tutu. For more information, see or contact Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782 or 

 Dr. Amy Miller:   Environmental monitoring in southwestern Alaska national parks

When     Fri, October 15, 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Where    CPISB, Room 120 (map)   (This is the New Conoco -Philips Bldg near the Library and Administration buildings)
DescriptionThe Biology Department announces guest speaker Dr. Amy Miller from the National Park Service. She will speak on "Current Trajectories of Environmental Monitoring and Research in Southwestern Alaska National Parks." Parking on the UAA campus is free on Fridays. For more information, please visit the Biology Dept.’s seminar schedule website.
Student Recital - Music Majors/Minors
When     Fri, October 15, 3pm – 5pm
Where    Fine Arts Building Room 150 (map)
Description     Come watch our UAA Music Students as they showcase their wide array of talent at this free recital.   Parking is free every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Claybody presents potter Stephen Roberts
When     Fri, October 15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where    Gordon Hartlieb Hall, Room 108 (map)  (Behind the Cuddy Dining Hall)
Description   Claybody presents potter Stephen Roberts in lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 in Gordon Hartlieb Hall, Room 108. Steve Roberts studied painting at The Art institute of Chicago. He went on to study ceramics and receive his BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from UMASS Dartmouth. Roberts has taught ceramics at Bowling Green State in Ohio and foundations art at the Kansas City Art Institute. Most recently, Steve was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts In Helena Montana. He is currently a full time studio potter in Helena. Montana. 

Awesome Light Planetarium Show with Dr. Andy Puckett

When    Fri, October 15, 7pm – 8pm
Where   Conoco Phillips Integrated Science Building (map)
Description   Enjoy a 25-minute show (described below) followed by a live tour of the night sky, the Solar System, or whatever you would like to see! Awesome Light A fulldome show from the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i, shows discoveries from the giant telescopes of Maunakea. With unique access to these telescopes, it showcases the latest discoveries from the major international observatories located in Hawai‘i. Learn about the "Big Mirrors" on the mountain! Voyage into Subaru, Gemini, Keck, and Canada-France-Hawai‘i observatories to explore exo-planets, supernovae, and stars orbiting around the black hole at the center of our galaxy. Shows are free for current UAA Planetarium members, $10 for adults and $5 for UAA students (with a valid ID) and $5 for children (4-18 years). Parking is free at UAA on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays. Because the theater is dark and can be scary for young children, we do not recommend bringing kids under the age of 4. Follow the shows at the Planetarium on their website:

Some people might want to bookmark the UAA Calendar Page.

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