2020 Events

2020 Free Events at UAF 

 

Free events for Summer 2020 changed due to COVID-19 restrictions.  We were not allowed to host any in-person events this summer. But, thanks to our kind presenters and performers, these events took place virtually.  And you can still enjoy them.  Find links below for videos and podcasts.

Please check back next spring for information about our 2021 summer events.  Email summer@alaska.edu if you have any questions or suggestions for future presentations.

**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 a COVID-19 compliant way in the not-too-distant future.  Stay tuned...

Distinguished emeriti faculty have been invited to share with us their wisdom, their memories, and highlights from their careers at UAF. Click the links below to hear veteran journalist Robert Hannon's stimulating conversation with our guests.  

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 were recorded and aired on Tuesdays at 7 pm on KUAC TV, channel 9.4 (GCI channel 6). The videos are now on YouTube and linked here for your enjoyment.

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., MD,  TVC 1st Care and Addiction Medicine

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

July 21 - Determining Coronary Heart Disease Risk- Romel Wrenn, MD Doctor of Cardiology, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

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

August 4 - COVID, Kids, and Coping, Part I - Mishelle Nace, MD, TVC and David Bridgman-Packer, MD, MPH, TVC and University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital

August 11 - COVID, Kids, and Coping, Part II - Mishelle Nace, MD, TVC and David Bridgman-Packer, MD, MPH, TVC and University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital

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 were recorded and aired on Tuesdays at 7 pm on KUAC TV, channel 9.4 (GCI channel 6). The videos are now on YouTube and linked here for your enjoyment.

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 8Fairbanks 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

August 12Understanding the Census and Its Implications for Fairbanks - Alysha Childs, Complete Count Coordinator, FNSB

Free concerts in the beautiful Georgeson Botanical Gardens.  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions for live events,  2020's lectures were recorded and aired on Tuesdays at 7 pm on KUAC TV, channel 9.4 (GCI channel 6). The videos are now on YouTube and linked here for your enjoyment.

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

July 30 - Emily Anderson and Ryan Bowers

August 6 - Cold Steel Drums

August 13 - Tears for Beers