Upcoming Events

2020 Free Events at UAF 

 

Free events for Summer 2020 have changed due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Due to university policy, we are not allowed to host any in-person events this summer. But, you can still enjoy them virtually.  Find links below for videos and podcasts.

Please check back frequently for updated information on this summer's events, or email summer@alaska.edu if you have any questions.

**Postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions**

Join us in honoring a distinguished UAF alum. Nancy Cook Hanson is a kind, passionate, and altruistic individual who is being recognized for her selfless dedication and accomplishments as an outstanding educational administrator. 

Originally scheduled for June 1, we are hoping to reschedule this event in August.  Stay tuned...

Distinguished emeriti faculty have been invited to share with us their wisdom, their memories, and highlights from their careers at UAF. Join veteran journalist Robert Hannon for stimulating conversation with our guests.  2020's interviews will be recorded and linked below as they become available.

Down Memory Lane with Frank Williams - Director of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, 1992—2014

Down Memory Lane with Glenn Juday - Professor of Forest Ecology, 1981-2014

Down Memory Lane with Charley Basham - Associate Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology, 1983-2005

Down Memory Lane with Ron Gatterdam - Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, 1982-2003

Down Memory Lane with Dennis Stephens - Associate Professor of Library Sciences, 1978-2004

Down Memory Lane with Dorothy Jones - Associate Professor of Computer Applications, 1975-2001

Join us for up-to-the-minute information presented by experts and specialists on medical issues.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions for live events,  2020's lectures will be recorded and aired on Tuesdays at 7 pm on KUAC TV, channel 9.4 (GCI channel 6). Videos will also be posted on YouTube and linked here.  Enjoy!

June 2 - Palliative Medicine: Providing Support for Patients with Chronic and Life Threatening Illness - Paula French, RN, MSN, AGNP, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

June 9 - Taking Care of You! Self-care for the Caregiver - Kim Huffington, RN,CHPN, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

June 16 - Penicillin Allergy–Not a Life Sentence - Tim Foote, MD, Tanana Valley Clinic

June 23 - Health and Public Safety of Cannabis - Kelly Drew, PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks

July 7 - Use, Abuse, Disorder: Describing Substance Use Disorder, Part I - Peter Dillon Jr., M.D.,  TVC 1st Care and Addiction Medicine

July 14 - Use, Abuse, Disorder: Describing Substance Use Disorder, Part II - Peter Dillon Jr., M.D.,  TVC 1st Care and Addiction Medicine

July 21 - Behavioral Health 101 - Vanessa Venezia, MD Doctor of Psychiatry; Chief Medical Officer, Optum Alaska

July 28 - The Hidden Ways Childhood Experiences Impact Adult Health - Laura Brunner, MD, Doctor of Pediatrics, TVC and FMH

August 4 - Determining Coronary Heart Disease Risk - Romel Wrenn, M.D., Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

***More to come.  Check back for updates.***

Each week, we see Alaska through the eyes of an expert in their field.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions for live events,  2020's lectures will be recorded and aired on Wednesdays at 7 pm on KUAC TV, channel 9.4 (GCI channel 6).  Videos will also be posted on YouTube and linked here.  Enjoy!

**These airing dates will be updated as we are able.**

June 3 - Homesteading: Lessons in Planning Ahead While Living in the Moment - Sharon McLeod, Retired Big Game Guide and Alaskan Homesteader

June 10Alaska's Changing Environment: Where We've Been, Where We're Going - Rick Thoman, Climate Specialist, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at UAF

June 17Behind the Scenes of Wildland Fire Suppression in Alaska - Tim Mowry, Information Officer, Alaska Division of Forestry's Wildland Fire and Aviation Program

June 24Tourism in the Time of COVID-19 - Scott McCrea, Director of Tourism, Explore Fairbanks

July 8 - Fairbanks Then & Now, A Time-Travel Journey - Joan Skilbred, Local History Buff

July 15 - Climate Change Impacts on Permafrost and Alaska DOT & PF Infrastructure - Jeff Currey, Northern Region Materials Engineer, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities.

July 22 - Invasive Weeds in Interior Alaska - Aditi Shenoy, Invasive Weeds Specialist, Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District 

July 29Alaska's Mineral Industry: A 2020 Perspective - Curt Freeman, Former President, Avalon Development Corporation 

August 5Going to Extremes: Diversity of Birds - Ed Murphy, UAF  Emeritus Professor of Biology and Wildlife

Free concerts in the beautiful Georgeson Botanical Gardens.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions for live events,  2020's concerts will be recorded and aired on KUAC TV, channel 9.4 (GCI channel 6).  Videos will also be posted on YouTube and linked here.  Enjoy!

June 4 -  Headbolt Heaters

June 11 - Dry Cabin String Band

June 18 - O Tallulah

June 25 - The ET Barnette String Band

July 9 - Marc Brown & the Blues Crew

July 16 - Fireweed Fiddle

July 23 - Kinky Slinky

***More to come.  Check back for updates.***