All Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours

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2006

Date(s): 
17 May 2006 to 24 May 2006
Speaker: 
Lee Huskey

Lee Huskey, a professor of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage, participated in the Calotte Academy 2006, a forum focusing on northern issues held annually since 1991. This year’s meeting was held both in Finland and Norway in late May.

The North Calotte is a region of the European Arctic shared by the Nordic countries and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. Inari is a municipality in northern Finland that falls within this region.

Date(s): 
3 May 2006 to 6 May 2006
Speaker: 
Syndonia (Donie) Bret-Harte

In early May, Dr. Syndonia Bret-Harte traveled to Concord High School in New Hampshire to lecture about her work on tundra plants and climate change. The primary focus of her tour involved interactions with Mr. Tom Crumrine's students. Last summer, Crumrine traveled to Alaska to work with Bret-Harte and learn about the research she is conducting. Drawing on these experiences, made possible by the TREC program, Crumrine has worked with his students on projects that mimic what Bret-Harte does in the arctic.

Date(s): 
20 March 2006 to 5 April 2006
Speaker: 
Jesse Ford

Presentations

Dr. Jesse Ford of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University traveled to Norway in March 2005 to lecture about the environmental fate of trace metals in the Arctic. During her tour, Dr. Ford visited the Norwegian Institute for Air Research and presented a talk on the priorities and future challenges for monitoring trace metals in Arctic environments. At the Norwegian Polar Environmental Center in Tromsø, Dr. Ford gave two public lectures:

Date(s): 
24 February 2006 to 25 February 2006
Speaker: 
Noel Broadbent

Noel Broadbent traveled to Rhode Island where he held lecture at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and Brown University. At the museum, he presented a public lecture entitled:

"Archaeology, Forensics, and the Mystery of the Andree Ballooning Expedition to the North Pole in 1897"

Date(s): 
20 February 2006 to 5 March 2006
Speaker: 
Robert Wheelersburg

Dr. Robert Wheelersburg of the Anthropology Department at Elizabethtown College traveled to the University of Greenland and the University of Copenhagen. At both universities he held lectures about the Saami (Lapp) portrayals in popular media and on the Saami perspective on Swedish compliance with European community requirements for indigenous resource use rights.

2005

Date(s): 
3 November 2005 to 14 November 2005
Speaker: 
Charles Wohlforth

Alaskan author Charles Wohlforth traveled to California to present a series of slide lectures describing his book The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change. During his talks, Wohlforth described the Iñupiat whaling tradition and how it was shaped by climate change 1,000 years ago. He also discussed how the community of Barrow, Alaska is adapting to environmental changes today.

Date(s): 
16 September 2005 to 29 September 2005
Speaker: 
Susan Lobo

Dr. Susan Lobo is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was the coordinator of the Center for Latin American Studies, and at the University of California, Davis. In September 2005, Lobo presented multiple public lectures at universities in Copenhagen, Denmark and Nuuk, Greenland.

Date(s): 
28 June 2005
Speaker: 
Todd Sformo

Presentations

Todd Sformo is a graduate student at University of Alaska Fairbanks in the labs of Drs. Brian Barnes (UAF) and Jack Duman (University of Notre Dame). His research interests lie in how high latitude insects face the challenge of the extreme cold.

Date(s): 
22 June 2005 to 30 June 2005
Speaker: 
Ming-ko Woo

Presentations

Dr. Ming-Ko Woo is a professor in the School of Geography and Geology at McMaster University in Canada. He is an internationally respected scientist and currently leads the Mackenzie GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment) Study that investigates the cold climate processes.

Date(s): 
6 June 2005
Speaker: 
Syndonia (Donie) Bret-Harte

Presentations