All Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours

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2005

Date(s): 
5 June 2005 to 6 June 2005
Speaker: 
Rolf Gradinger

Presentations

Dr. Rolf Gradinger from the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks participated in a climate change forum at the Wallace Stegner Center at the San Francisco Public Library in early June of 2005. As part of a panel discussion, Dr. Gradinger talked about the potential impacts of climate change with an emphasis on the Arctic. The event was open to the general public and the media. Michael Vassey from the Department of Environmental Studies at San Francisco State University moderated the event.

Date(s): 
21 March 2005 to 24 March 2005
Speaker: 
Daqing Yang

In March 2005, Dr. Daqing Yang, an associate research professor at the Water and Environmental Research Center, Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, traveled to Ontario to present seminars at the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC), York University, and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Date(s): 
24 January 2005 to 8 February 2005
Speaker: 
Elana Wilson

Presentations

Date(s): 
7 January 2005 to 11 January 2005
Speaker: 
Charles Wohlforth

In early January 2005, Alaskan author Charles Wohlforth once again participated in the Arctic Visiting Speakers' Program. For this tour, Wohlforth traveled to San Diego and presented a public lecture during the opening session of the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorology Society. One of the primary themes of the meeting was "Living in the Coastal Zone" and Wohlforth aptly illustrated his experiences in native villages of northern Alaska where lifestyles are changing due to the shifting Arctic environment .

2004

Date(s): 
1 November 2004 to 13 November 2004
Speaker: 
Arto Rinne

During the first two weeks of November 2004, Arto Rinne traveled around New England making school appearances, lecturing, and performing with members of his quartet. Arto Rinne and his ensemble are noted musicians whose scholarly and artistic expertise in folk instruments ranges from constructing their own instruments to innovation on traditional tunes. The Finnish Literature Society has recognized Rinne for his contributions to Karelian folk culture.

Date(s): 
5 October 2004 to 20 October 2004
Speaker: 
Arthur Mason

During October 2004, Dr. Arthur Mason traveled from his home in Berkeley, California, USA to present multiple lectures at universities in Copenhagen, Denmark and Nuuk, Greenland.

Dr. Mason presented a two-part lecture examining the genealogy of communal heritage work within the region of Kodiak, Alaska. He discussed the linkages between this work and the topics associated with Native land claim issues, self-governance, capitalism, and the state. He also compared and contrasted how these issues relate on a circum-Arctic scale.

Date(s): 
23 September 2004 to 6 October 2004
Speaker: 
Charles Wohlforth

Presenations

Over the course of two weeks in September 2004, Alaskan author Charles Wohlforth spoke at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Yale, Oregon State University, and the University of Washington. Wohlforth’s discussions and accompanying slide show presentations at these institutions focused on his new book "The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change."

Based on first hand experience, his talks described how the Eskimo whalers and scientific researchers of Barrow, Alaska perceive and respond to a changing Arctic environment.

Date(s): 
18 April 2004 to 23 April 2004
Speaker: 
Mark Williams

Presentations

Dr. Mark W. Williams is traveling from Boulder, CO to Alaska. He will be visiting the University of Alaska Southeast, where he will lecture on science, policy and community response to land use codes in the San Miguel River area in Colorado.

After three days in Juneau, Dr. Williams will travel to Fairbanks to meet with students and researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. While in Fairbanks, Dr. Williams will present two talks on hydrochemistry and snow distribution.

Date(s): 
8 March 2004 to 12 March 2004
Speaker: 
Aaju Peter

Presentations

Aaju Peter is traveling from Nunavut to Vermont. Currently Aaju is attending Akitsiraq Law School at Arctic College and collects traditional legal practices for the Nunavut Department of Justice. She will be presenting and performing at the Center for Northern Studies. Her lectures will be centered around Inuit Culture. Aaju will be singing and drumming for the community.

Date(s): 
2 March 2004 to 6 March 2004
Speaker: 
Charles Slaughter

Presentations

Dr. Slaughter is traveling from Idaho to Alaska to present at a workshop on dangerous ice. Dr. Slaughter is one of the world's foremost authorities on aufeis formation and the related physics. He will also presenting to the public about snow and permafrost as well as working with local schools.