Week’s events: Legacy Lecture, heart health, overwintering, alt-bluegrass

University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning is hosting more than 40 free lectures, concerts and events this summer. Here’s what’s happening during the week of June 3-9:

  • On Monday, June 3, the 2024 Legacy Lecture will honor Jo Heckman. Heckman is former president and chief executive officer of Denali State Bank and served on the University of Alaska Board of Regents. She currently hosts “Jo’s Table Alaska,” a podcast focused on food and agriculture. The lecture is at 7 p.m. in the BP Design Theater, located on the fourth floor of the Usibelli Building.
  • On Tuesday, June 4, the Healthy Living lecture series will host Romel Wrenn, cardiologist, discussing “AI and Predictive Cardiac Maintenance,” at 7 p.m. in the BP Design Theater.
  • On Wednesday, June 5, the Discover Alaska lecture series will feature Brian Barnes, professor of zoophysiology at the Institute of Arctic Biology, discussing “Overwintering in the Arctic: Animal Strategies for Surviving ‘the Long, Cold and Dark.’” The lecture is at 7 p.m. in the BP Design Theater.
  • On Thursday, June 6, the Music in the Garden concert series will feature Ice Jam at 6 p.m. and Sourdough Rizers at 7 p.m. at UAF’s Georgeson Botanical Garden.

All events are free and open to the public. Parking on the UAF Troth Yeddha’ Campus is free after 5 p.m.

For more information on Summer Sessions events, visit the events page, email summer@alaska.edu or call 907-474-7021. For a comprehensive listing of the university's other public events, visit the UAF events calendar