UAS hosts climate talk to kick off ‘Evening at Egan’ series

University of Illinois professor will talk

UAS hosts climate talk to kick off ‘Evening at Egan’ series

School’s back in session and so is Evening at Egan.

The University of Alaska Southeast Friday evening lecture series at Egan Library starts this week with Donald J. Wuebbles, professor of atmospheric science for the University of Illinois.

His presentation is titled “The National Climate Assessment: The Science and Alaska.”

Like all the presentations in the series, the event starts at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.

“There’s almost always time for a Q&A at the end, which is awesome because it allows us to talk to people we otherwise wouldn’t get to interact with,” said Keni Campbell, executive assistant to the chancellor for UAS.

Evening at Egan runs through Dec. 7.

The presentations will be available on YouTube at

Other scheduled events are “Going Deep: Skiing, Climbing and Philosophy” with Kevin Krein, professor of philosophy and director of the UAS outdoor studies program, Sept. 14; a special Thursday program, “Sustainability in the Arctic,” with Arctic F.R.O.S.T Research Network Sept. 20; “Richard Dauenhauer’s Life & Work — a Beautiful Act of Translation” with Sergei Kan, UAS visiting scholar and professor of anthropology and Native American studies for Dartmouth College, Sept. 21; “Creating the Princess Sophia World Premiere Opera” with Katy Giorgio, creative director of the Orpheus Project, Sept. 28; “Linking Land, Sea, and Society Through Integrative Coastal Research” with Allison Bidlack, director for Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center, Oct. 5; “Melting the Ice: A History of Latter-Day Saints in Alaska” with Fred E. Woods, professor for Brigham Young University, Oct. 12; “Cowboy Professional: A Cultural Study of Big-Mountain Tourism in the Last Frontier” with Forest Wagner, UAS Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies, Oct. 19; “A Biologist’s Adventures in Taiwan and Southeast Asia: Flounder, Fish Markets, Evolution, and Culture” with Carolyn Bergstrom, UAS Associate Professor of Marine Biology, Oct. 26; “Tribal Governance” with Richard Peterson, President of Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Tribes of Alaska, Nov. 2; “Juneau’s Ethnographic History: Resilience in an Environment of Change” with Richard Carstensen, Author, Cartographer, and Discovery Southeast Lead Naturalist, and Aak’w and Taku Kwaan historians/Culture bearers, Nov. 9; “Respecting Our Ancestors” with Bob Sam, Tlingit Storyteller and UAS Visiting Scholar, Nov. 16; “Molly of Denali: Alaska Native participation in development of a new PBS Kids show” with Princess Daazhraii Johnson, Creative Producer, Nov. 30; “The Light and Dark Sides of the Universe” with Marc Finkelstein, Dec. 7.

• Contact Ben Hohenstatt at the Capital City Weekly at 523-2230.

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