Events

Enjoy a Free Public Event

Throughout the year, Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning hosts free public events, including lectures, concerts, movies, and more. This summer, we will host a lecture series on Monday evenings to honor UAF's Centennial, our Healthy Living lecture series on Tuesdays, the Discover Alaska lecture series on Wednesdays, and the wildly popular Music in the Garden concert series, which takes place at the Georgeson Botanical Gardens on Thursdays.

2017 Events

Monday - Centennial Celebration Speakers Series

Monday - Down Memory Lane

Tuesday - Healthy Living Lecture Series

Wednesday - Discover Alaska Lecture Series

Thursday - Music in the Garden

Past Events

2017

Centennial Celebration Speaker Series
June 18 - Centennial Celebration Speaker Series with Mark Hamilton  Conversation with Mark Hamilton, University of Alaska President

June 25 - Centennial Celebration Speaker Series with Dana Thomas Conversation with Dana Thomas, UAF Interim Chancellor and UA Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research

Down Memory Lane Series
June 12 - Down Memory Lane with Larry Bennett and Bill Mendenhall  Conversation with Larry Bennett, Professor Emeritus, Engineering Management, 1968–77 and Bill Mendenhall, Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering, 1955–87

June 19 - Down Memory Lane with Rudy Krejci Conversation with Rudy Krejci, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy and Humanities, 1960–97

June 26 - Down Memory Lane with Carl Benson and Will Harrison Conversation with Carl Benson, Professor Emeritus, Geology and Geophysics, 1960–87 and Will Harrison, Professor Emeritus, Physics, 1972–98

Healthy Living Lecture Series
May 30 - Avoiding and Eliminating Modern Diseases of Affluence Through Nutritional Excellence  Presented by John Huffer, MD, Urologist

June 6 - Skin Cancer 101   Presented by Brooke Walls, DO, Dermatologist

June 13- Demystifying the Fourth Floor: What happens in an inpatient psychiatric ward   Presented by Vanessa Venezie, MD, Psychiatrist; Michelle Tirrell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Bobbi Ross, Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed

June 20- Marijuana and Health: The highs and lows   Presented byJay Butler, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services; Director, Division of Public Health

June 27- Parks and Recreation: Community health at your fingertips   Presented byJMike Bork, Director, Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks and Recreation

Discover Alaska Lecture Series
May 31- A Century of Earthquakes in Central Alaska   Presented by  Carl Tape, UAF Associate Professor of Geophysics

June 14- Partnerships in Fire Resilience: How to prevent fires and prepare yourself and your home   Presented by Doug Schrage,Chief, UAF Fire Department

June 21- Adventures of the Sikuliaq: Living and working on a research ship   Presented by Bradley Moran, Dean, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

2016

August 14 - A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

2015

June 12 - An Evening with Gloria Steinem

Healthy Living Lecture Series
June 16 - "Medication Therapy Managment: How it can save your life!"  Presented by Leah Scadden, Clinical Staff Pharmacist

Discover Alaska Lecture Series
June 17 - "The Lost Alaskans: The mentally handicapped who were sent to Oregon's Morningside Hospital"  Presented by  Niesje Steinkruger, Retired Superior Court Judge

2014

2014 Healthy Living and Discover Alaska Lectures are available as a YouTube playlist. Please click the links to view the recordings.

June 2: Honoring the late Helen Atkinson

May 19: Incivility and Gridlock in Washington: Why America Needs The Village Square (presentation)     The Village Square Handout

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