Heather Lende will be the first Evening at Egan lecturer this year. The upcoming series will be conducted over Zoom. (Courtesy Photo)

Heather Lende will be the first Evening at Egan lecturer this year. The upcoming series will be conducted over Zoom. (Courtesy Photo)

Popular lecture series returns, season schedule announced

Lende her your ears.

The popular Evening at Egan lecture series is back starting Friday, Sept. 11, University of Alaska Southeast announced.

It will begin at 7 p.m. over Zoom, and the first speaker will be Alaskan author Heather Lende., UAS said in a news release.

Lende’s latest book, “Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer” is the selection for this year’s Alaska Reads program.

The lecture is free to attend, but registration is required. That is the case for all lectures this year. Registration links for Evening at Egan events can be found at uas.alaska.edu/calendar. After registering, a confirmation email is sent with information about how to join the Zoom meetings.

In addition to the announcement of the series’ first installment, UAS shared the schedule for the rest of the Friday night lectures.

Sept. 18

Derek Sikes, curator of insects and professor of entomology, “Climate Change Impacts on Insects in Alaska and Globally”

Sept. 25

Zachary Brown, Ph.D., executive director of Inian Islands Institute, “The True Nature of the Climate Crisis”

Oct. 2

Libby Bakalar, attorney and author, “Speech, Advocacy and the Constitution in the Age of Social Media”

Oct. 9

Dr. Sonia Nagorski, UAS assistant professor of geology, “Global Plastic Pollution Reaches Juneau”

Oct. 16

Jim Baichtal, forest geologist, “The Glacial and Sea Level History of Southeastern Alaska: An Update on Continuing Research”

Oct. 23

Kate Troll and John Neary, board members of Renewable Juneau, “Making Juneau Alaska’s Model City of Sustainability”

Oct. 30

Tania Lewis, U.S. Forest Service, “Unraveling the Mystery of the Glacier Bear”

Nov. 6

Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, “The Neuroscience of Decolonization”

Nov. 13

Topic and speaker to be announced.

Nov. 20

Irene Dundas, “Repatriation of Clan Objects and Human Remains”

Dec. 4

Dr. Jim Powell, UAS assistant professor of public administration, “Learning and enduring COVID 19”

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