2021 Events

2021 Free Events at UAF 

 Summer 2021's free events will take place at UAF Campus and also be livestreamed. In accordance with UAF COVID-19 regulations, face coverings are required in all indoor areas and outdoors where you can’t maintain six feet of distance from other people.  

**Postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions**

authorsUAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning has teamed up with the University of Alaska Press to present a series featuring published authors.

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

June 14Go 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 19 -  Water Mask - Monica Devine

July 26Whiteout - Jessica Goodfellow

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

August 9 - Cold Latitudes - Rosemary McGuire

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

June 1 - Building Healthy Communities: Resetting Expectations. The Need for Civil Discourse - Allan Katz Ambassador IND

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, Fairbansk 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 - Breast Cancer Reconstruction - 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.

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 - Walking the Davidson Ditch
Wes Potter, Retired Military Officer

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

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

July 21 - Baby Dinosaurs of the Arctic
Pat Druckenmiller, Director, UA Museum of the North

July 28 - The Hidden Lives of Lynx and Snowshoe Hares
Knut Keiland, 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. 

Free concerts in the beautiful Georgeson Botanical Garden.  

May 27 -  Jameson Effect

June 3 - Fireweed Fiddle

June 10 - Cold Steel Drums

June 17 - Marc Brown & The Blues Crew

June 24 - Headbolt Heaters

July 1 - Kinky Slinky

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 in the Georgeson Botanical Garden on UAF campus, weather and logicistics permitting.