May 2015–UAA Book Store Special Events

1.    Thursday, May 7, from 4:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m. at the UAA Campus Bookstore: Photographer Ben Huff presents his book, The Last Road North

In The Last Road North, Alaska photographer Ben Huff explores life along Dalton Highway, where “the physical and psychological line between wilderness and oil” marks the Alaska frontier. At his event, Ben shares his experience creating the book and his views about wilderness. The Last Road North is published (by) Kehrer Verlag and includes an introduction by Barry Lopez and Karen Irvine (Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago). Ben Huff first followed the road north in 2007. He lives in Juneau.

2.    Friday, May 8, from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the UAA Campus Bookstore: Author Stuart Archer Cohen presents his book, This Is How It Really Sounds

This Is How it Really Sounds is a novel about three guys with the same name — a skier, a rock star and  financier. It is full of suspense and travel. Stuart Archer Cohen lives in Juneau, Alaska. He is also author of Invisible World, 17 Stone Angels, and The Army of the Republic.

3.     Sunday, May 10 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at UAA/APU Consortium Library, room 307: Author Glenn Kurtz presents Three Minutes in Poland

Glenn Kurtz discusses his research and  extraordinary book, Three Minutes in Poland, Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film. “Both a memoir and an impressive feat of historical research, Three Minutes in Poland documents Kurtz’s four-year search for surviving Nasielskers, who he hopes can piece together a narrative from the fragments of film…. In a genre so often preoccupied with the recitation of horrors, Three Minutes in Poland is the rare work that seems more about people than about ghosts.” – The Washington Post. “Best Book of 2014” by The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, and National Public Radio.

Glenn Kurtz holds a PhD from Stanford University in German studies and comparative literature. He is also author of the highly acclaimed book, Practicing: A Musician’s Return to Music. This event is sponsored by Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association (AMIPA), UAA/APU Consortium Library, Congregation Beth Sholom, and UAA Campus Bookstore. Everyone is invited to attend.

4.    Wednesday, May 13, from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at the UAA Campus Bookstore: Fisheries Modeling and Management with Doug Butterworth and Gunnar Knapp

At this event, two experts in different fields of study come together to discuss fisheries management and science. Professor Doug Butterworth is from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is known worldwide for his research on fisheries management and  stock assessments. Dr. Gunnar Knapp is Director of the University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research. A renowned fisheries economist, he has conducted a wide variety of research on the Alaska economy and Alaska resources and is well known among both academic and industry groups for his expertise on world salmon markets.