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Professor Willie Hensley Speaking at the Alaska Native Book Fair

Visiting Distinguished Professor of Public Policy Willie Hensley will be speaking at the Alaska Native Book Fair. In partnership with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Best Beginnings, the Alaska Native Media Group will host an Alaska Native Book Fair event on Friday, October 12, at 1-7 pm at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium COB Atrium, 4000 Ambassador Dr.

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Faculty & Student Seminar: Procrastination in Charitable Giving

Maros Servatka, Professor of Economics at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia discusses his field experiment to test theoretical predictions regarding the effect of deadline length on task completion. The test involved a charitable task setting in which participants were invited to complete an online survey, with a donation going to charity if they do so. Participants were given either one week, one month or no deadline by which to respond.

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Robert Gasaway and Vernon Smith

Free, Public Lecture by Legal Scholar Robert Gasaway and Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith

Join legal scholar Robert Gasaway Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 at 5 p.m. in UAA/APU Consortium Library Room 307 for a presentation focused on how modern thought can help improve our understanding of current events and constitutional controversies, including prominent decisions of the United States Supreme Court. A discussion will follow led by Noble laureate Vernon Smith.

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Alexander James

Professor Alexander James Discusses the Alaskan Oil "Resource Curse"

Economics Professor Alexander James sat down with the Anchorage Daily News and discussed how he got interested in the puzzle of the "resource curse" before he ever thought of studying Alaska.

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Lyndea Kelleher

Economics Major Lyndea Kelleher Featured in ADN

Economics major Lyndea Kelleher was chosen as student commencement speaker out of 1,240 spring graduates. She talks about her experiences while at UAA in this story in the Anchorage Daily News.

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