Learn about earthquakes, Yup’ik fish camp dolls and more

EventsheaderUAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning is hosting more than 40 free events this summer, including these five in the coming week:

  • The Discover Alaska lecture, “Aftershocks: 50 years of earthquake science in Alaska,” will feature Michael West, state seismologist and research associate professor at the Geophysical Institute, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in the Murie Building auditorium.
  • Music in the Garden will feature Rock Bottom Stompers. The band brings to you soulful tunes featuring sweet lonesome harmonies. As they like to say, “Come on out and git your stomp on!” The show will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in the Georgeson Botanical Gardens. Due to construction, the garden has limited parking space. Please park on West Ridge.
  • The Magical Mondays program, a series of hands-on science demonstrations for kids and their families, will look at making a Yup’ik fish camp doll. Jerry Lipka and Dora Andrew Ihrke, from UAF’s Math in Cultural Context program, will lead the activities beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, July 28, in 201 Reichardt Building.
  • The Healthy Living Lecture on Tuesday, July 29, will review “Robotic Surgery and Technological Advances in Surgery” with Dr. Kerry Wappett, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist at Tanana Valley Clinic. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Wednesday, July 30, during the Discover Alaska Lecture, meet Tom Walker, 2013 Alaska Historical Society Historian of the Year. Tom will talk about “Kantishna Country – Discovering the History of Place: Miners, Madmen, and Mountaineers.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Murie Building auditorium.

For more information, visit http://www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 474-7021.