Sept. 29: UAS Professor Emeritus Clive Thomas discusses the politics of cutting Alaska’s budget
Guest lecturer Clive Thomas will present “The Politics of Cutting Alaska State Budget: Fallacies and Realities” on Thursday, Sept. 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library.
A common demand by many Alaskans and some first-time candidates for state office is that the state budget needs to be cut, largely because of wasted money and inefficiencies. This presentation shows that, contrary to common belief, while budgets can be cut in the short term, as they were in the 2016 legislative session, the trend in the long term is for larger budgets. This explanation is based on the realities of what makes up the state budget, constituent pressure on politicians, and the lack of an organized and sustained political force promoting long-term budget reductions.
Clive Thomas, who taught political science in Juneau for thirty years, is editor of a book just published by the University of Alaska Press, Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Personalities and Power. He is now a senior fellow at the Foley Institute of Politics at Washington State University.
This event is part of the Seward Lecture Series, hosted by the UAA Political Science Department.
Note: Clive Thomas will also speak on “Alaska and the World: Past, Present and Future” at the UAA Campus Bookstore on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m.
September 27, 2016
Consortium Library, Room 307
Panel Discussion including:
Taylor Brelsford, Alaska Common Ground
David Hulen, Alaska Dispatch News
Gabriela Riquelme, Sol de Medianoche
Mike Robinson, Alaska Library Association
Libby Roderick, UAA
Jasmin Smith, Black Lives Matter
Library Parking is free for this event
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‘UA is a better investment for the state of Alaska than a gas pipeline.’ Attend the debate Sept. 28
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307
UAA Seawolf Debate and the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence will discuss the motion: “The University of Alaska is a better investment for the state of Alaska than a gas pipeline.”
The free and open-to-the-public event features award-winning Seawolf Debate, a faculty response panel and a facilitated public discussion.
UAA faculty panelists include:
Jackie Cason, English
Bob Loeffler, Institute for Social and Economic Research
Steve Haycox, History (Emeritus)
On October 18, 2016, the Consortium Library will be hosting the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the U.S. Census Bureau’s fifth annual Population and Economic Data Workshop.
The event will feature speakers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Alaska Department of Labor, the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs, and the UAA Institute for Social and Economic Research. There will be sessions throughout the day, and you can attend as many or as few sessions as you’re able. Topics include:
Data tools for grant writers
Census Bureau programs
Permanent Fund Dividend
How to access data
See below for the schedule; all sessions will be in room 307.
The workshop is free, but attendees must register to reserve seats.
A full agenda and a registration form are available at http://live.laborstats.alaska.gov/cen/presentations.cfm. For more information, contact Eddie Hunsinger at (907) 269-4960 or email@example.com.
Come to the second annual Censorship Challenge! In celebration of banned books week, the Anchorage Public Library and UAA/APU Consortium Library are hosting a pub quiz. Entry is free! Teams should consist of no more than six people. The quiz will consist of six rounds – including one visual round…
New items on course reserves added today: Lend Me a Tenor for Theater 121 and Race (DVD) for Anthropology 202. To find out if your course items are available on reserve, click here: http://bit.ly/1KyYuJO
If you are traveling around Alaska this summer, you may want to check out some maps. You can take a look at topographical maps, road maps, fishing maps, historical maps and much more. A simple way to find out what we have is to type in to the Quick Search box: Alaska map.
Finals are right around the corner! From test-taking tips to stress reduction techniques, we’ve got the resources you need to succeed in your studies.
And don’t forget, we offer study spaces, laptop checkouts, online resources, helpful people, and much more to get you through the end of the semester.
6th ANNUAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FORUM
Friday, April 24th, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
UAA Consortium Library, Room 307
You are invited to join the Center for Community Engagement & Learning at our annual forum to recognize the civic engagement achievements from the past year.
The Community Engagement Forum features awards to students and faculty and highlights of our community partnerships, including the presentation of the 2015 Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award and Dr. Alex Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award.
The poster session is an opportunity to talk to Community Engaged Student Assistants about their faculty-community partner projects. Be sure to arrive early, you won’t want to miss it!
11:00 a.m. Student Poster Session | 12:00 p.m. Luncheon Program Begins
Please RSVP by April 20 RSVP online (www.uaa.alaska.edu/engage) or by contacting CCEL.
Harper Lee plans to publish sequel to her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Harper Lee Plans To Publish A New Novel Featuring ‘Mockingbird’ Hero
More than 50 years after the release of her classic — and only — novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee plans to publish a second. The newly unearthed book, Go Set a Watchman, will be published in July.