Lecture Series Archive

Previous speakers:
(chronological order)

“A Long and Lustrous Winter”
Marjorie Kowalski Cole on poetry, October 2009
(talk posted here)

“Images of China”
Monique Musick, photographer, on her trip to the People’s Republic of China
(selected images here), November 2009

“All is Well”: The Life, Death, and Diary of a Backcountry Pioneer
Ross Coen, historian, and John Haines, poet
talk and slide show, January 27, 2010

A Trip Through the Aleutians
Scott Darsney, photographer and adventurer, reflecting on the history of the Aleutian Islands and on his sailing trip through the chain.
(selected images here), March 18, 2010

“Criticism, Craft, and Concept in Contemporary Art”
Igor Pasternak, painter and conceptual artist
talk, slide show, and videos, April 28, 2010

Jamie Smith on Sequential Art
Jamie Smith, cartoonist and painter
talk, slide show, September 23, 2010

The Panchatantra
Walter Benesch, philospher and author
talk, March 16, 2011

Passive Houses in Alaska
Thorsten Chlupp, builder
talk and slide show, April 20, 2011

“Otherwise, there is nobody.” The fate of the people of Attu Island
Jennifer Jolis, chef and historian
talk and slide show, May 18, 2011

A History of Ester, Alaska
Matthew Reckard, historian and engineer
talk and slide show, August 11, 2011

Oil Taxation
Neil Davis, physicist and author
talk and PowerPoint slide show, September 21, 2011

“Predator Control” and other Alaska political commentary
Sandy Jamieson, log builder, game guide, and artist
talk and slide show, January 18, 2012

“Long Distance Animal Navigation: How do insects, birds, and fish do it?”
David Stone, talk and slide show, February 15, 2012

“The Long View: Dispatches from Alaska history”
Ross Coen, author and historian
talk, slide show, and book signing, March 21, 2012

“Used Birds: What the Bering Sea tells us about the world ocean”
C. Peter McRoy, marine biologist
talk and slide show, April 18, 2012

“Cultivating Biodiversity in a Farm Ecosystem”
Susan Willsrud, plant ecologist and farmer
talk and slide show, May 16, 2012

“Invasive Plant Species in Alaska”
Trish Wurtz, USDA invasive species biologist
talk, slide show, and walking tour, June 20, 2012

“An Alaskan’s Adventures in Acadia”
Jamie Smith, artist and park ranger
talk, slide show, and demonstration, October 24, 2012

“Blackface Performance in Territorial Alaska and the Pacific Northwest”
Sine Anahita, sociologist and fiddler
talk, slide show, and discussion, February 20, 2013

“Alaska Women’s Suffrage”
Kayt Sunwood, UAF Women’s Center director
talk and slide show, March 2013

“Exploring the Arctic Ocean”
Bernard Coakley, benthic explorer and geophysicist
talk and slide show, April 24, 2013

“The Seed of Rebellion: Who Controls Your Garden?”
Deirdre Helfferich, Growing Ester’s Biodiversity program director
talk and slide show, May 22, 2013

“Maximizing Your Home Energy Efficiency: A look at walls, windows, boilers, and more”
Dave Shippey, Cold Climate Housing Research Center building manager
talk and slide show, September 25, 2013

“Our Most Intimate Secrets…the Mushroom Hunt Around Ester and Other Parts of the World”
Sveta Yamin-Pasternak, anthropologist, and Igor Pasternak, artist
talk, slide show, and demonstration, October 22, 2013

“The Amazing Aurora”
Neal Brown, rocket scientist
talk and slide show, December 19, 2013

“What Would You Try If You Knew You Could Not Fail?”
Bryce Wrigley, farmer and entrepreneur
talk and slide show, March 5, 2014

“The Berlin Raisin Bombers”
Merritt Helfferich
talk and slide show, October 8, 2014

“Machu Picchu”
Paolo Greer, archaeologist, explorer, and guide
talk and slide show, October 28, 2014

“Food Webs and Fishing Villages: Science to Inform Fisheries Management”
Nina Olivier and Kristin Sellmer, UAF graduate students
talks and slide shows, April 29, 2015

“Goosefoot Farm: The Business of Sustainable Agriculture”
Brad and Christine St. Pierre, farmers
talk and slide show, February 25, 2017 (in conjunction with Seedy Saturday)

“Alaska’s Agricultural Experiment Station: Seeds from the Past, Into the Future”
Carol E. Lewis, PhD, MBA, Dean, Director, and Professor Emeritus
UAF School of Natural Resources & Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural & Forestry Experiment Station
talk and slide show, March 4, 2017 (Lecture PDF) (in conjunction with Seedy Saturday)