Upcoming Events

2020 Free Events at UAF 

June 1
7PM UAF Davis Concert Hall

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. 

7PM UAF Murie Auditorium

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.

June 8 - Down Memory Lane with Gerry Swartz - Professor of Biological Sciences, 1958-1988

June 15 - Down Memory Lane with Miranda Wright - Director, Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development, 1993-2014

June 22 - Down Memory Lane with Glenn Juday - Professor of Forest Ecology, 1981-2014

July 13 - Down Memory Lane with Ron Gatterdam - Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, 1982-2003

July 20 - Down Memory Lane with Charley Basham - Associate Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology, 1983-2005

July 27 - Down Memory Lane with Fred Husby - Professor of Animal Science, 1975-2000

Aug 3 - Down Memory Lane with Dennis Stephens - Associate Professor of Library Sciences, 1978-2004

Aug 10 - Down Memory Lane with Dorothy Jones - Associate Professor of Computer Applications, 1975-2001

7PM UAF Murie Auditorium

Join us for up-to-the-minute information presented by experts and specialists on medical issues.

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

June 9 - The Hidden Ways Childhood Experiences Impact Adult Health - Laura Brunner, MD, Tanana Valley Clinic and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

June 16 - Health and Public Safety of Cannabis - Kelly Drew, PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks

June 23 - Penicillin Allergy: The Story of the House and Garage - Tim Foote, MD, Tanana Valley Clinic

July 7 - Behavioral Health 101 - Vanessa Venezia, MD, Optum Alaska

July 14 - Beyond Stem Cell Therapy - Jeffrey Zuckerman, MD, Fairbanks Ultrasound, LLC

July 21 - The Critical Role of Culture and Ancestral Ways in the Development of Resilience and Mental Health in Young Yup’ik Alaska Native People - Stacy Rasmus, PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks

July 28 - Taking Care of You! Self-care for the Caregiver - Kim Huffington, RN,CHPN, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

Aug 4 - Use, Abuse, Disorder: Describing Substance Use Disorder - Peter Dillon Jr., MD, Tanana Valley Clinic 1st Care

Aug 11 - Determining Coronary Heart Disease Risk - Romel Wrenn, MD, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

7PM UAF Murie Auditorium

Each week, we see Alaska through the eyes of an expert in their field.

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

June 10 - Where Have the Birds Gone? - Claire Stuyck, Research Associate, Alaska Songbird Institute

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

June 24 - Invasive Weeds in Interior Alaska - Aditi Shenoy, Invasive Weeds Specialist, Fairbanks Soil & Water Conservation District

July 8 - Alaska's Changing Environment: Where We've Been, Where We're Going - Rick Thoman, Climate Specialist, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at UAF

July 15 - Alaska's Mineral Industry: A 2020 Perspective - Curt Freeman, Former President, Avalon Development Corporation

July 22 - North to Alaska: An Inside Look at the Local Visitor Industry - Scott McCrea, Director of Tourism, Explore Fairbanks

July 29 - The Fascinating World of Alaska’s Mushrooms: Morphologies, Misfits, Mammals, Mycotoxins, & Madness - Gary Laursen, Professor of Biology, UAF

Aug 5 - Fairbanks Then & Now, A Time-Travel Journey - Joan Skillbred/Mark Cosson, Local History Buff, Former KUAC and KTVF Television Producer

Aug 12 - Climate Change Impacts on Permafrost and Alaska DOT & PF Infrastructure - Jeff Currey, Northern Region Materials Engineer, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities.

7PM UAF Murie Auditorium

Free concerts in the beautiful Georgeson Botanical Gardens. Bring the family and a blanket or chairs and get ready to boogie along with us.

May 28 - O' Tallulah

June 4 - Fuller & Wescott Duo

June 11 - Cold Steel Drums

June 18 - Headbolt Heaters

June 25 - Serevende Marimba Ensemble

July 2 - Dry Cabin String Band

July 9 - Marc Brown & the Blues Crew

July 16 - Red Hackle Pipe Band

July 23 - FSAF's American Roots Ensemble

July 30 - Fairbanks Community Jazz Band

Aug 6 - E.T. Barnette

Aug 13 - Fireweed Fiddle