Professor helps Cup’ik children discover a passion for books http://bit.ly/1zXsaRt

Professor helps Cup’ik children discover a passion for books http://bit.ly/1zXsaRt


Professor helps Cup'ik children discover a passion for books - Green & Gold News
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Dr. Kathryn Ohle recently won the Selkregg Award for promoting early literacy and language preservation by helping Cup'ik children and families access free online books that two UAA students from Chevak translated into their language from English.
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Professor helps Cup’ik children discover a passion for books http://bit.ly/1zXsaRt

Professor helps Cup’ik children discover a passion for books http://bit.ly/1zXsaRt


Professor helps Cup'ik children discover a passion for books - Green & Gold News
greenandgold.uaa.alaska.edu
Dr. Kathryn Ohle recently won the Selkregg Award for promoting early literacy and language preservation by helping Cup'ik children and families access free online books that two UAA students from Chevak translated into their language from English.
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Informania explores UAA’s College and Career Pathways, Monday, May 11, at 9am, replayed Thursday at 5pm, on kruaradio.org, 88.1FM.

Monday, May 11, Deb the Librarian interviews Kelly Donnelly, the Director of Outreach and Program Development for College and Career Pathways (CCP).  CCP is part of the Community and Technical College at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

CCP strives to enlighten Alaskan high school students about the various vocational and technical career opportunities; to build bridges between high school, college, and career; and to provide support for students pursuing a vocational or technical career path.

Many courses and programs are integrating academic skills with real-world work tasks, so students can use their math and writing  skills in workplace settings.  Also, programs like the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) demonstrates how organizations working together (for 20 years), can develop educational pathways and support structures to help students succeed academically and vocationally, and become leaders in industry.

For students interested in pursuing a vocational or technical career but feel financially overwhelmed, there may be scholarship funds available to help!  Many scholarships go unclaimed because qualified students do not apply.  All scholarships are not based on grades alone, so it may be worthwhile to submit a University of Alaska Anchorage scholarship application (including the essay)!  For more information, go to http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/scholarships/

Happy about graduating, but sad about losing access to your favorite databases?…

Happy about graduating, but sad about losing access to your favorite databases? Many popular databases, such as Academic Search Premier, are available to all Alaska residents through SLED: http://sled.alaska.edu/sled/

And remember, you're always welcome to come visit us and use the library's computers to access your favorite research databases.


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Happy about graduating, but sad about losing access to your favorite databases?…

Happy about graduating, but sad about losing access to your favorite databases? Many popular databases, such as Academic Search Premier, are available to all Alaska residents through SLED: http://sled.alaska.edu/sled/

And remember, you're always welcome to come visit us and use the library's computers to access your favorite research databases.


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Join us for a discussion by author Glenn Kurtz on his latest book, "Three Minute…

Join us for a discussion by author Glenn Kurtz on his latest book, "Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film.


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On Sunday, May 10 at 4:00pm, author Glenn Kurtz will discuss his remarkable book, "Three Minutes in Poland: discovering a lost world in a 1938 family film," in room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library. This event is sponsored by Congregation Beth Sholom, the @[272206678201:274:UAA/APU Consortium Library] , the UAA Campus Bookstore, and AMIPA. Mr. Kurtz's book has received considerable acclaim since it was published last November, from reviewers such as The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The LA Times, National Public Radio, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post. "Three Minutes in Poland" is a sort of memoir--a memoir of historical research. The catalyst was a reel of 16mm motion picture film that Kurtz discovered in his parents' home in Florida, in 2009. The film was shot by his grandfather on a trip to Europe that he and some friends took in the summer of 1938. Naturally, much of the film was shot while visiting the great capitals and landmarks of Europe--however, some of it--about three minutes worth--was shot in Nasielsk, a small town in Poland with a significant Jewish population, and Kurtz's grandfather's home town. In the summer of 1938--which is to say, a few months before Kristallnacht, and about a year before WWII began. Kurtz realized that these few minutes of film were a unique window into a time and place that was on the verge of being changed forever--of the approximately 3,000 Jews who lived in Nasielsk before the war, fewer than 100 would survive--and set out to learn everything he could about the people and the place his grandfather had recorded. This research would eventually take Kurtz into archives and interviews across three continents--research that would ultimately connect him with eight survivors from Nasielsk. Please join us in room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library on Sunday, May 10, where Glenn Kurtz will present a digital transfer of his grandfather's footage of pre-war life in Nasielsk, Poland, and discuss his book and the research experiences that went into writing it.
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Join us for a discussion by author Glenn Kurtz on his latest book, "Three Minute…

Join us for a discussion by author Glenn Kurtz on his latest book, "Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film.


Timeline Photos
On Sunday, May 10 at 4:00pm, author Glenn Kurtz will discuss his remarkable book, "Three Minutes in Poland: discovering a lost world in a 1938 family film," in room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library. This event is sponsored by Congregation Beth Sholom, the @[272206678201:274:UAA/APU Consortium Library] , the UAA Campus Bookstore, and AMIPA. Mr. Kurtz's book has received considerable acclaim since it was published last November, from reviewers such as The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The LA Times, National Public Radio, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post. "Three Minutes in Poland" is a sort of memoir--a memoir of historical research. The catalyst was a reel of 16mm motion picture film that Kurtz discovered in his parents' home in Florida, in 2009. The film was shot by his grandfather on a trip to Europe that he and some friends took in the summer of 1938. Naturally, much of the film was shot while visiting the great capitals and landmarks of Europe--however, some of it--about three minutes worth--was shot in Nasielsk, a small town in Poland with a significant Jewish population, and Kurtz's grandfather's home town. In the summer of 1938--which is to say, a few months before Kristallnacht, and about a year before WWII began. Kurtz realized that these few minutes of film were a unique window into a time and place that was on the verge of being changed forever--of the approximately 3,000 Jews who lived in Nasielsk before the war, fewer than 100 would survive--and set out to learn everything he could about the people and the place his grandfather had recorded. This research would eventually take Kurtz into archives and interviews across three continents--research that would ultimately connect him with eight survivors from Nasielsk. Please join us in room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library on Sunday, May 10, where Glenn Kurtz will present a digital transfer of his grandfather's footage of pre-war life in Nasielsk, Poland, and discuss his book and the research experiences that went into writing it.
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With Anchorage’s Run-off Mayoral Election on Tuesday, May 5, Informania explores the history of elections and political parties. Listen on Thursday at 5pm on 88.1FM, www.kruaradio.org.

Monday, May 4, Deb the Librarian interviewed Forrest Nabors, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  In this interview, Professor Nabors provides information about the history of elections, and the history of the Democratic and Republican political parties.  He also shares insight into when and why Anchorage has a run-off Mayoral election.  Listen, and be informed!