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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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Learn How Not to Get “CRUSH”–ED in the Marketplace

This seminar will be presented by a practicing expert in the field - Charley Brown, who is a Partner at Ballard Sphar - a National Law Firm, as well as UAA’s patent attorney. Mr. Brown is a registered patent attorney with substantial experience in patent prosecution and litigation. His practice encompasses patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation; patent prosecution; client counseling; and opinion work. At Ballard Sphar he leads the Electrical, Software and Communications Technologies team in the firm's Patent Group and is a member of the IP Litigation Team.

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Professor Bob Poe

Rebuilding Power in Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria, PREPA, and the Future of Puerto Rico

Professor Bob Poe will be presenting a talk entitled: "Rebuilding Power in Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria, PREPA, and the Future of Puerto Rico" Tuesday, October 2 from 12:30 pm-2:00 pm at the UAA Campus Bookstore. Professor Poe has been working closely with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority since early last summer on developing recovery projects on Vieques, Puerto Rico to build a "hardened, smart grid" and a "hybrid energy solution" for the Islands of Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico. The effort has also included close work with the US Senate Energy Committee. These projects are in the final stages of approval and will be the first to be constructed on Puerto Rico. They are also intended to be the model for future projects across the main island of Puerto Rico.

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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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Professor Terry A. Nelson

Dr. Terry Nelson receives the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Promoting Student Achievement

Professor Terry A. Nelson has been awarded the 2018 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Promoting Student Achievement with the College of Business & Public Policy Tom Case Leadership Fellows Program. This award demonstrates exceptional commitment and effort that provides significant value and merit for a group of students.

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