All Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours

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2007

Date(s): 
24 October 2007 to 29 October 2007
Speaker: 
Peter Irniq

In late October 2007 Peter Irniq traveled to Bristol, Rhode Island and visited the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology on the Brown University Campus. On Friday, October 26th, Mr. Irniq presented a lecture entitled "An Inuit Perspective on Global Climate Change" at Manning Hall gallery at Brown University.

Date(s): 
9 July 2007 to 13 July 2007
Speaker: 
Ken Tape

In July 2007 researcher Ken Tape traveled to Denver, Colorado to present a talk titled "Climate Warming and the Changing Arctic Landscape: Repeat Photography of Vegetation, Glaciers, and Permafrost." His presentation used old photographs of the Arctic that have been repeated recently, and the comparison of old and new photos reveal the landscape changes underway in the arctic. He delivered his talk at the Denver Open Media (DOM) studio run by Deproductions.

Date(s): 
27 April 2007 to 29 April 2007
Speaker: 
Dennis Darby

In April 2007, Dr. Dennis Darby attended and presented at the Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting held 27-29 April 2007 at Central College in Pella, Iowa. He was a guest at the Iowa Junior Academy of Science Awards Luncheon and the Iowa Academy of Science President's Dinner, after which he presented a talk titled "The Role of the Arctic Ocean in Global Climate Change?" Dr. Darby was on-hand at many different sessions at the Iowa Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting and was thrilled to meet and talk to many of the meeting participants.

Date(s): 
18 February 2007 to 22 February 2007
Speaker: 
Tingjun Zhang

In February 2007, Dr. Tingjun Zhang traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska to speak at the 7th International Conference on Global Change: Connection to the Arctic (GCCA-7). He also shared his experiences and knowledge of permafrost, seasonally frozen ground, and their impacts on cold regions climate and hydrological cycles, as well as his experiences in helping to build the Tibetan Railroad, with elementary, undergraduate, and graduate students in Fairbanks.

Date(s): 
13 February 2007 to 16 February 2007
Speaker: 
Stephen Roe

In February 2007 Stephen Roe participated in the Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE), an annual event designed to introduce scientific information, share traditional knowledge, and provide solutions to promote a clean and sustainable environment. The conference recorded over 1,200 attendees last year, and a similar number of participants attended this meeting. A large percentage of forum participants were Alaska Native, many whom flew in from remote villages throughout the state. Other attendees included scientists, citizens, regulators and tribal leaders.

Date(s): 
10 February 2007 to 13 February 2007
Speaker: 
Robert Corell

In February 2007 Corell participated in the Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE), an annual event designed to introduce scientific information, share traditional knowledge, and provide solutions to promote a clean and sustainable environment.

2006

Date(s): 
26 September 2006 to 27 September 2006
Speaker: 
Patricia Cochran

In late September, Patricia Cochran, Executive Director of the Alaska Native Science Commission, traveled to California to lecture at Santa Clara University and Wilcox High School as part of the Arctic Visiting Speakers Program. Her university-wide presentation at the Santa Clara University School of Law covered Native perspectives on western science and environmentalism. At Wilcox High School she talked with Environmental Studies students about the impact of climate change on Alaska Native communities.

Date(s): 
15 September 2006 to 16 September 2006
Speaker: 
William Fitzhugh
Bill Fitzhugh

In mid-September, Bill Fitzhugh, Director of the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian Institution, traveled to Rhode Island to present lectures focused on "The Lure of Providence: Vikings, Romance, and Archaeology." His talks were part of a public mini-festival entitled "The Vikings Return!".

Date(s): 
11 July 2006
Speaker: 
Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff

In July 2006, Larry Merculieff participated in the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) Conference, which was held in Seward, Alaska. As part of his tour, Merculieff spoke about Elder wisdom, traditional ways of knowing, global climate changes and their effects on the Bering Sea and Arctic, and traditional wisdom about relationship to the environment. This discussion covered the who, what, and where of traditional knowledge, traditional ways of living, the importance of subsistence and survival, and meaningful applications of traditional knowledge.

Date(s): 
7 July 2006
Speaker: 
Todd Sformo

Todd Sformo is a graduate student at University of Alaska Fairbanks in the labs of Drs. Brian Barnes (University of Alaska Fairbanks) and Jack Duman (University of Notre Dame). His research interests lie in how high latitude insects face the challenge of extreme cold. In early July, Sformo held a lecture at the Arctic Interagency Visitor Center in Coldfoot, Alaska, on "Insects' Over-wintering Strategies in Alaska's Arctic" as part of the Dalton Visitors Service Program. The event was open to the public.