2021 Events

2021 Free Events at UAF 

In accordance with UAF COVID-19 regulations, face coverings are required in UAF-owned and -operated facilities. Face coverings are also required outdoors when it’s not possible to maintain 6 feet of social distancing.

The 2021 Summer Lecture Series is now over - but recordings of each lecture can be viewed here!  Click the links on the event titles below to catch up on our fantastic guest lectures.  

Nancy Cook HansonAn Evening with Nancy Cook Hanson
Monday, May 24 at 7 pm in the Davis Concert Hall

Nancy Cook Hanson is a kind, passionate, and altruistic individual who is being recognized for her selfless dedication and accomplishments as an outstanding educational administrator. Throughout her life, she has had the uncanny ability to put the right people together in the right place at the right time with fabulous results for our community. Additionally, Nancy has the remarkable ability to see people’s pain and suffering and to initiate healing. She is a tireless worker, a relentless improver, an insightful and caring individual. She has dedicated her entire adult life to educational excellence and, as a teacher, principal, and school administrator, has been able to effectively navigate the challenges of economic booms and busts that have transpired in our community.

Join us in honoring this distinguished alumna.  An outdoor reception to follow the event.

In accordance with COVID guidelines, MASKS REQUIRED to attend.

authorsUAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning has teamed up with the University of Alaska Press to present a series featuring published authors. To watch the livestream of these events online, CLICK HERE.

June 7 - Hard Driving: The 1908 Auto Race from New York to Paris - Dermot Cole

June 14 - Go Play Outside: Tips, Tricks, and Tales from the Trails - Nancy Fresco

June 21Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska - Katie Eberhart

June 28 Ivory and Paper: Adventures In and Out of Time  - Ray Hudson

July 12 -  I Thought There Would Be More Wolves - Sara Ryan

July 19Water Mask - Monica Devine

July 26Whiteout - Jessica Goodfellow

August 2 - Li Bai Rides a Celestial Dolphin Home - Tom Sexton - EVENT CANCELLED

August 9 - Tongass Odyssey - John Schoen

August 16 - Coming Out of Nowhere - Linda Schandelmeier

August 23 - Alaska in the Progressive Age - Thomas Alton

These events will take place at the BP Design Theater, located in the ELIF building on UAF Campus, located at 1764 Tanana Loop. It will also be livestreamed and recorded. 

healthy livingJoin us for up-to-the-minute information presented by experts and specialists on medical issues. In coordination with Foundation Health Partners.  To watch the livestream of these events online, CLICK HERE.

June 1 - Building Healthy Communities: Resetting Expectations. The Need for Civil Discourse - Allan Katz Ambassador, founder, CEO and Chairman of American Public Square

June 8 - Healthy Living and Resilience in the Time of COVID - Angie Ramirez, MD and Anne Zink,  MD, AK Department of Health and Human Services

June 15 “Doctor, Doctor, I got the blues, I got a bad case of the Dr. Google news!” The physician-patient relationship in the age of the Internet - Grayson Westfall, MD, Family Medicine, Tanana Valley Clinic

June 22 - Heart Health: Common Arrhythmias and Seeking Medical Care - Romel Wrenn, MD, Cardiologist, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

June 29 - What to Know about Dental Implants: How and Why and When? Clay Van Leeuwen,  DDS,  Alaska Oral and Facial Surgery Center

July 13 - Methamphetamines: Lessons Learned from the Medical Perspective - Pete Dillon, MD, Family Medicine, Tanana Valley Clinic

July 20 - COVID- 19/20/21 - Lessons Learned - Mishelle Nace, MD, Pediatrician, Tanana Valley Clinic

July 27Food Allergies: Reactions, Risks and Resources - Tony Bonitatibus, MD, Allergist, Tanana Valley Clinic

August 3 - Healthy Living After 55: Housing, Exercise, Behavioral Health, Driving and other Realities - Clay Triplehorn, MD, Family Medicine, and Daniel McCulley, MD, Geriatric Medicine MD, Family Medicine, Tanana Valley Clinic

August 10 - Fairbanks Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and All it has to Offer - Erick Martell, MD, Plastic Surgeon, Tanana Valley Clinic

August 17 - Pelvic Organ Prolapse: "Things my Mother Didn't Talk About" - Jessica Highfill, MD, OB/GYN, Tanana Valley Clinic

These events will take place at the BP Design Theater, located in the ELIF building on UAF Campus, located at 1764 Tanana Loop. It will also be livestreamed and recorded. 

discover akEach week, we see Alaska through the eyes of an expert in their field. To watch the livestream of these events online, CLICK HERE.

June 2 - Fairbanks Rescue Mission - Pete Kelly, CEO, Fairbanks Rescue Mission

June 9 - Honoring Mining Pioneers of the Fairbanks Area During Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush Period
Tom Bundtzen, President, Pacific Rim Geological Consulting, Inc.

June 16 - Alaska Defense Industry Resilience Initiative
Nolan Klouda, Executive Director, UAA Center for Economic Development

June 23 - Can Clean Energy and Fish Co-exist?
Andy Seitz, Professor of Fisheries, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and Affiliate Researcher, Alaska Hydrokinetic Energy Research Center and the Pacific Marine Energy Center

June 30 - When Did Earth's Sister Break Bad?  NASA's upcoming Venus missions -
Robbie Herrick, Research Professor, Geophysical Institute, UAF

July 7 - Opening of the Arctic for Shipping and Resource Extraction and the Role that Alaska Will Play
Mark Johnson, Professor of Oceanography, Department of Oceanography,  UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

July 14 - Where Did Our Trails Come From?
Stan Justice, Trails Advocate

July 21 - Walking the Davidson Ditch -
Wes Potter, Retired Military Officer

July 28 - The Hidden Lives of Lynx and Snowshoe Hares
Knut Keilland, Professor of Ecology, UAF Institute of Arctic Biology

August 4 - Water Treatment in Alaska: From the Ice Age to the Space Age - 
Mike Pollen, Owner/Instructor, NTL Alaska

These events will take place at the BP Design Theater, located in the ELIF building on UAF Campus, located at 1764 Tanana Loop. It will also be livestreamed and recorded. 

2021 MIGFree concerts on the UAF campus all summer long.  

May 27 -  Jameson Effect

June 3 - Fireweed Fiddle

June 10 - Cold Steel Drums

June 17 - Headbolt Heaters

June 24 - Kinky Slinky

July 1 - Marc Brown & The Blues Crew

July 8 - Emily Anderson

July 15 - Dry Cabin String Band

July 22 - Corvus

July 29 - Red Hackle Pipe Band

August 5 - Fairbanks Community Jazz Band

August 12 - The ET Barnette String Band

These events will take place on he UAF campus, weather and logicistics permitting.  Check back here on the date of the event for updates.