Monday, April 11, 2011

Justice majors shine at 2011 Student Showcase

Heather MacAlpine and audience.
Heather MacAlpine and Ezekiel Kaufman, Justice majors, were selected to each make a presentation at the 2011 UAA Student Showcase on April 7. The Student Showcase highlights the extraordinary work of students throughout the University of Alaska Anchorage system.

Heather MacAlpine's presentation, " Alaskans' Lands: A Native Alaskan's Perspective," focused on how being born in Alaska and growing up as a non-Native in a Native village has shaped her viewpoint on natural resource development in the state.

Ezekiel Kauffman and audience.
In "Race-Based Perception of Judges," Ezekiel presented data on the relationship between a group of NW Arkansas arrestees' race and their perceptions of treatment by the courts.

Now in its 27th year, Student Showcase creates an opportunity for dialogue among university and community members. Students submit their best work and an anonymous review is done by a faculty member of the submission discipline. Works receiving the highest marks are presented at the Conference. Distinguished community members are invited to the event to evaluate, critique, and comment on students' works.

Awards for top papers and projects include publication in the 2011 Student Showcase Journal and a $300 cash prize.