Thursday, March 29, 2012

Alpha Phi Sigma criminal justice honor society meets Friday, March 30, 9:30 a.m.

Alpha Phi Sigma, national criminal justice honor society, meets on Friday, March 30 at 9:30 a.m. in LIB207B. New members were inducted on March 28 at a ceremony on campus. Watch the blog for photos of the event!

Questions?  Contact Dr. Marny Rivera, co-advisor, at 786-1126/ mrivera11@uaa.alaska.edu
or Dr. Brad Myrstol, co-advisor, at 786-1837/bamyrstol@uaa.alaska.edu.

Justice Club meets Monday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Justice Club will meet on Monday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m. in LIB 207B. Members Ezekiel Kaufman and Heather MacAlpine will reprise their  Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference presentations made in March in New York City.

Heather will discuss "Three Strikes? Examining the Cumulative Effect of Race, Gender, and Age on America's Black Males' Perceptions of Police" which was part of a panel on Race-based Policing and the Attitudes of African Americans Towards the Police.

Zeke will present ""Jury Selection in Alaska: A Qualitative Analysis into the Challenges of Voir Dire in Rural Court Trials"  which was part of a conference panel on Legal Issues.

The Goose Creek Correctional Center field trip will be on Friday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. Details about the trip and paperwork that must be completed by students before going on this event will be discussed.

Questions? Email the Justice Club at uaa_justiceclub@uaa.alaska.edu

Prof. Periman discusses brain-based learning at faculty development luncheon on April 6

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty, discusses the highlights from the 24th Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching - West : Brain-Based Learning with UAA faculty on Friday, April 6,at the 4th Annual UAA Faculty Development Appreciation Luncheon.

Two other UAA faculty members will also be making presentations at this event.

Prof. Periman recently attended the Lilly Conference in March at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. She will briefly summarize highlights from the convention, which was based on the premise that current models of instruction used in higher education need to be modified to operate in harmony with how the brain learns. Almost daily neuroscience, biology, and cognitive science reveal new insights about how the brain works and learns.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Alaska Victimization Survey featured in story on KCAW 104.7,90.1 community radio in Southeast Alaska

"Domestic violence survey to focus on Alaska’s smaller communities" was a featured story on Raven Radio KCAW community radio on March 16, 2012.  KCAW broadcasts to the rural Southeast Alaskan communities of Sitka, Angoon, Elfin Cove, Kake, Pelican, Port Alexander, Tenakee Springs and Yakutat, as well as a wide expanse of the coastal fishing grounds.

The story, by reporter Robert Woolsey, describes the most recent phase of the Alaska Victimization Survey which began in 2010.  In 2012, the survey is being conducted in three regions of the state: the City and Borough of Sitka, the Kodiak Island Borough, as well as the Bethel and Wade Hampton census areas.

The Alaska Victimization Survey is funded by the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Dr. André Rosay, UAA Justice Center Director, is the principal investigator for this study.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Alpha Phi Sigma criminal justice honor society induction ceremony on March 28

The national criminal justice honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma, Omega Xi Chapter, will hold its induction ceremony for new members on Wednesday, March 28, from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. at the UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307. Alpha Phi Sigma members, and family and friends of new inductees are invited. 

Dr. Marny Rivera and Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty and co-advisors of the Alpha Phi Sigma, will be presenting new members with their certificates and pins.  Refreshments follow.
   
For more information, call the Justice Center at 786-1810 or contact Dr. Rivera at mrivera11@uaa.alaska.edu.

Parking in the library surface lots is free for this event.

Requirements for membership:

  • Justice major or minor
  • At least 40 earned credits
  • At least 12 credits in Justice courses
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
  • GPA in Justice courses of at least 3.2
Officers for 2011-2012
  • President & Club Council Delegate - Heather MacAlpine
  • Vice President - Coleman Alguire
  • Secretary-  Ailee Wood
  • Treasurer - Ezekiel Kaufman

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Don't miss these law enforcement presentations for National Criminal Justice Month - March 26 and March 29!

                                             State and Local Law Enforcement in Alaska
Col. Keith Mallard, Alaska State Troopers, and Chief Mark Mew, Anchorage Police Department, discuss state and local law enforcement in Alaska and what it is like to work for their agencies.
  • Date/time: Monday, March 26, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307



Federal Law Enforcement in Alaska
Special Agent Eric Gonzales, Chief Division Counsel, FBI; Deputy U.S. Marshal Jimmy Johnson, U.S. Marshals Service; and Group Supervisor Todd Jones, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) talk about federal law enforcement agencies in Alaska, their relationship to each other and state and local law enforcement, and the kind of work they do.
  • Date/time: Thursday, March 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 
  • Parking: Free in surface library lots for these events 
  • All events are free and open to UAA students, faculty, staff, and the public.

These events are sponsored by the Justice Center and the Justice Club.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

UAA and Verizon partner for showing of "Telling Amy's Story" for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“Telling Amy’s Story,” the PBS documentary of the domestic violence homicide of Amy Homan McGee, a Verizon employee, will be shown as the inaugural event in April for Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UAA.

This presentation of "Telling Amy's Story" is a partnership of UAA and Verizon. The Verizon Foundation was the underwriter for this film which will be shown on two separate dates and times on the UAA campus:

  • Date/Time: Monday, April 2 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 3 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Gorsuch Commons, Room 106 -  see map
  • Parking is free in the lot by the Commons.
  • The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limitedRSVP to Anna Hinman by March 30
Chancellor Tom Case is scheduled to make the opening remarks at the Tuesday evening, April 3, event. For both events, there will be a panel of experts and domestic violence advocates including Dr. André Rosay, Director of the UAA Justice Center; Walt Monegan, President of the Alaska Native Justice Center; Susan Sullivan, Executive Director of Victims for Justice (invited); Chief Rick Shell, University Police Department; Chief Mark Mew, Anchorage Police Department; Melissa Emmal, Deputy Director of AWAIC; and Daniella Cortez and Erin Patterson-Sexon, STAR Advocates. 

“Telling Amy’s Story” will serve as a catalyst for public discussion about domestic violence on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus and in the community at large.

For more information, contact Anna Hinman, UAA Dean of Students Office, 786-6158.

Watch the trailer:

Justice Center awarded contract to design evaluation strategy for Fairbanks domestic violence probationer pilot project

Rabinowitz Courthouse, Fairbanks
The Justice Center has been awarded a contract by the Alaska Department of Corrections to design and implement an evaluation strategy for a new pilot program in Fairbanks. The pilot program is aimed at ensuring accountability of misdemeanor domestic violence offenders while they are on probation.

Called the Fairbanks PACE (Probationer Accountability with Certain Enforcement) Pilot Project, this program is modeled on the PACE program in Anchorage for probationers who have substance abuse issues. A key component of this program ensures that even minor violations are responded to quickly by the court.  

The preliminary phase of the evaluation will run through June 30, 2012 and includes monitoring data collection, implementing a victim survey, and formulating a long-range evaluation component. Dr. Cory R. Lepage, Justice faculty, is the principal investigator.

In his State of the Judiciary address to the Alaska Legislature in February of this year, Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti talked about the possible expansion of the PACE program based on the positive results seen in Anchorage with probationers remaining "compliant and on the road to recovery."

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Alaska Victimization Survey data cited by Senator Murkowski

Statistics from the Alaska Victimization Survey on violence against women in Alaska were cited by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) during her testimony on the Senate floor in support of the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.  Senator Murkowski's comments were reported in an article in the Anchorage Daily News on Friday, March 16, "Senate women lead fight to expand domestic violence law,"  by Rob Hotakainen and Sean Cockerham.

Click on the title to see both the bill version as introduced and as reported in the Senate of S.1925 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011.

Alpha Phi Sigma criminal justice honor society induction ceremony on March 28

The national criminal justice honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma, Omega Xi Chapter, will hold its induction ceremony for new members on Wednesday, March 28, from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. at the UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307. Alpha Phi Sigma members, and family and friends of new inductees are invited. 

Dr. Marny Rivera and Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty and co-advisors of the Alpha Phi Sigma, will be presenting new members with their certificates and pins.  Refreshments follow.
   
For more information, call the Justice Center at 786-1810 or contact Dr. Rivera at mrivera11@uaa.alaska.edu.

Parking in the library surface lots is free for this event.

Requirements for membership:
  • Justice major or minor
  • At least 40 earned credits
  • At least 12 credits in Justice courses
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
  • GPA in Justice courses of at least 3.2
Officers for 2011-2012
  • President & Club Council Delegate - Heather MacAlpine
  • Vice President - Coleman Alguire
  • Secretary-  Ailee Wood
  • Treasurer - Ezekiel Kaufman

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Judge William Morse and Dr. Marny Rivera discuss substance abuse and the courts on March 23

Judge William Morse, Wellness Court, 3rd Judicial District, and Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, discuss "Substance Abuse and the Courts" - at the third in a series of events for National Criminal Justice Month.  The events are sponsored by the Justice Center and the Justice Club.

Judge Morse and Dr. Rivera look at the role of the Wellness Court in the Therapeutic Courts program in the Alaska Court System and current research regarding substance abuse. Wellness Court is the Felony DUI Court.

Date/time: Friday, March 23, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: UAA/APU Consortium Library, LIB 307
Parking is free in the library surface lots.

All events are free and open to UAA students, faculty, staff, and the public.

2 Justice majors present papers at 2012 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in New York City

L to r: Ezekiel Kaufman, Heather MacAlpine, Justice majors; Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director
Heather MacAlpine and Ezekiel Kaufman, Justice majors and officers of Apha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, presented papers at the 2012 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) annual meeting in New York City in March.  Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, and Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, also made presentations at the conference.

Ms. MacAlpine discussed "Three Strikes? Examining the Cumulative Effect of Race, Gender, and Age on America's Black Males' Perceptions of Police" as part of a panel on Race-based Policing and the Attitudes of African Americans Towards the Police. Mr. Kaufman presented ""Jury Selection in Alaska: A Qualitative Analysis into the Challenges of Voir Dire in Rural Court Trials" for a panel on Legal Issues.

ACJS is an international association founded in 1963 to promote criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis.  Member include educators, scholars, and professionals from all sectors of the criminal justice system, and students.

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., and Dr. Brad Myrstol are the co-thesis advisors for Ezekiel Kaufman. Dr. Marny Rivera and Dr. Brad Myrstol are the co-advisors for Alpha Phi Sigma.

McLaughlin Youth Center superintendent addressed issue of zero tolerance at schools for National Criminal Justice Month event

Dean Williams discusses zero tolerance at schools.
Dean Williams, Superintendent at McLaughlin Youth Center, spoke to students about "Zero Tolerance at Schools - School Discipline and the Delinquency Connection" on March 7 at the second in a series of presentations for National Criminal Justice Month.

He discussed the background and development of the zero tolerance policy in schools which results in suspensions or expulsions of students and the relationship to juvenile delinquency. 

L to r: Sophia Hoog, Justice Club member, Daniel Reinhard, club secretary ; Dean Williams; Dr. Troy Payne,
club faculty co-advisor; Sam Peters, club president; Heather MacAlpine, club council representative.
The Justice Center and the UAA Justice Club are co-sponsoring a series of presentations during March in recognition of National Criminal Justice Month.

All events are free and open to UAA students, faculty, staff, and the public. Click here for a list of upcoming events. Call the Justice Center at 786-1810 for more information.
    

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Podcast of David Kaczynski presentation for National Criminal Justice Month now available

L to r: David Kaczynski and Linda Patrik answer questions
from the audience.
David Kaczynski, brother of the so-called "Unabomber," spoke to about 80 students and members of the public at the kickoff event for National Criminal Justice Month on March 1 on campus. Click here for the podcast.

 Mr. Kaczynski and his wife, philosophy professor, Dr. Linda Patrik, talked about how they came to the realization that David's brother, Ted, might be the "Unabomber," their ultimate decision to talk to the FBI, and their struggle to ensure that Ted would not receive the death penalty.

While sharing his personal story of growing up with his brother, Ted, Mr. Kaczynski described how his involvement in his brother's trial led him to his work as Executive Director for New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and his efforts to improve rehabilitation and reentry services for prisoners.

This event was co-sponsored by the Justice Center and the Justice Club, and presented in cooperation with Alaskans Against the Death Penalty.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

David Kaczynski, brother of the so-called "Unabomber," spoke to students at National Criminal Justice Month kickoff event March 1

David Kaczynski speaking to the audience.
David Kaczynski, brother of the so-called "Unabomber," spoke to about 80 students and members of the public at the kickoff event for National Criminal Justice Month on March 1 on campus.  Mr. Kaczynski and his wife, philosophy professor, Dr. Linda Patrik, talked about how they came to the realization that David's brother, Ted, might be the "Unabomber," their ultimate decision to talk to the FBI, and their struggle to ensure that Ted would not receive the death penalty.

L to r: Dr. Linda Patrik, wife of David Kaczynski;
Sam Peters, President of Justice Club, co-sponsor of the event;
and David Kaczynski, after the program.

While sharing his personal story of growing up with his brother, Ted, Mr. Kaczynski described how his involvement in his brother's trial led him to his work as Executive Director for New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and his efforts to improve rehabilitation and reentry services for prisoners.
L to r: Bill Babbitt, anti-death penalty activist from Boston who
who often works with David Kaczynski; David Kaczynski;
Dr. Linda Patrik, David's wife; Dr. Troy Payne,
UAA Justice Club Co-advisor.

This event was presented in cooperation with Alaskans Against the Death Penalty.
 

The Justice Center and the UAA Justice Club are co-sponsoring a series of presentations during March in recognition of National Criminal Justice Month.

All events are free and open to UAA students, faculty, staff, and the public.

  
Upcoming Presentations:

Friday, March 23, 6:307:30 p.m.
 Substance Abuse and the Courts - Wellness Court
    
Judge William Morse, Wellness Court, 3rd Judicial District
     Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty

Monday, March 26, 6:30
7:30 p.m.
 A Look at State and Local Law Enforcement in Alaska
    
Col. Keith Mallard, Alaska State Troopers
     Chief Mark Mew, Anchorage Police Department

Thursday, March 29, 6:30
7:30 p.m.
 A Look at Federal Law Enforcement in Alaska
    
Special Agent Eric Gonzales, Chief Division Counsel, FBI
     Deputy U.S. Marshal Jimmy Johnson, U.S. Marshals Service
     Group Supervisor Todd Jones, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The series will be held in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, 3rd floor, LIB 307.  Parking is free in the library surface lots.

UAA participates in inter-university cyber-symposium with representatives from around the globe

UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers opened the Second Annual UAF Cyber-symposium on Dispute Resolution, Restorative and Therapeutic Practices via video conference from the UAA campus on March 7. Dr. Cory Lepage, UAA Justice Center faculty, introduced Chancellor Rogers for the program.

This event was developed and moderated by Prof. Brian Jarrett of the UAF Department of Justice. Representatives of nearly twenty universities and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) organizations from around the globe attended via video conference. Members of the Alaska Bar Association ADR Section attended at the UAA campus.

L to r: UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers and Dr. Cory Lepage, UAA Justice Center faculty,
before the start of the cyber-symposium.

Participating universities and organizations included:
•    University of Alaska Fairbanks
•    University of Alaska Anchorage
•    University of Alaska Juneau 
•    Village of Takotna, Alaska
•    Office of Senator Albert Kookesh, Alaska State Legislature
•    University of Hawaii
•    University of Puerto Rico
•    University of Delaware
•    DePauw University, Indiana
•    Lee University, Tennessee
•    Salisbury University, Maryland
•    Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
•    Mediation and Restorative Justice Center, Edmonton, Alberta
•    Yukon College, Yukon Territory
•    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande, Brazil
•    Azad University, Tehran, Iran
•    Tel Aviv University, Israel


A shot of the video screen showing the global participants.

Participants discussed restoration justice programs in their areas and the current trends in dispute resolution, including the increasing role of tribal courts and the use of traditional forms of mediation, mediation in prisoner reentry programs and in therapeutic courts, and the use of technology in mediation training. A highlight of the event was a presentation by David Wexler, a nationally recognized expert in therapeutic jurisprudence.

Papers were submitted for the symposium and are available on the website, and an archived version of the cyber-symposium will uploaded shortly.  For further information, contact Prof. Brian Jarrett, bnjarrett@alaska.edu or  907-474-6790.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Judge William Morse and Dr. Marny Rivera discuss substance abuse and the courts on March 23

Judge William Morse, Wellness Court, 3rd Judicial District, and Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, discuss "Substance Abuse and the Courts" - at the third in a series of events for National Criminal Justice Month.  The events are sponsored by the Justice Center and the Justice Club.

Judge Morse and Dr. Rivera look at the role of the Wellness Court in the Therapeutic Courts program in the Alaska Court System and current research regarding substance abuse.Wellness Court is the Felony DUI Court.

Date/time: Friday, March 23, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: UAA/APU Consortium Library, LIB 307
Parking is free in the library surface lots.

All events are free and open to UAA students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Drs. Rosay and Rivera to present at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 2012 annual meeting

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, and Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, will present at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) annual meeting in New York City in March.

Dr. Rosay will co-present with Katherine TePas, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska, on "Using Data to Sustain Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Initiatives in Alaska." This topic is part of a featured panel focusing on Current Research on Crimes Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women: Informing Sustainable Practice and Policy.

Dr. Rivera will present a paper titled "Is Underage Drinking a Problem in the Eyes of the Community? Assessing Adult Attitudes and Responses" as part of a panel on Emerging Drugs of Abuse and Attitudes Toward Drug Use.

ACJS is an international association founded in 1963 to promote criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis.  Members include educators, scholars, and professionals from all sectors of the criminal justice system, and students.

Prof. Brandeis and debate on corporate personhood broadcast on KSKA Addressing Alaskans today at 2 pm and Thursday at 7 pm

Faculty response panel (l to r): Prof. Forrest Nabors, Dept. of Political Science;
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Steve Haycox, Dept. of History; Prof. Jason Brandeis, Justice Center;
Prof. Clayton Trotter, College of Business and Public Policy.
KSKA Addressing Alaskans will broadcast today at 2:00 p.m. and repeat on Thursday, March 9, at 7:00 p.m.  the CAFE debate held February 2 on the topic: "The U.S. should adopt a Constitutional Amendment banning corporate personhood."

Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., Justice faculty, was a member of the faculty response panel for this event.  Other members of the faculty response panel included Prof. Forrest Nabors, Dept. of Political Science; Distinguished Professor Emeritus Steve Haycox, Dept. of History; and Prof. Clayton Trotter, College of Business and Public Policy. The award-winning UAA Speech and Debate Team  argued the issue, which was followed by a facilitated public discussion, and the faculty response.

This event was part of a series of debates and discussions that has been sponsored since 2003 by CAFE - the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence - as a way to bring together university resources and the Anchorage community in discussions of policies and issues affecting its future.  Prof. Brandeis also participated on the faculty response panel for the Fall 2010 CAFE public policy debate.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Prof. Brandeis addressed The Social Contract Today at campus bookstore special event

Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., Justice faculty, joined Dr. Alan Boraas, Department of Anthropology; Dr. Terry Kelly, Philosophy Department; Dr. Scott Gavorsky, Department of History; and Prof. Paola Banchero, Chair, Department of Journalism and Public Communications as moderator, for "The Social Contract Today," a presentation of the  UAA Campus Bookstore Special Events Series, Monday, February 27, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Campus Bookstore.

The panel discussed the evolution of thought about the rights of individuals in society, the ceding of rights to a central body or legislature to ensure security for the group, and current thought about the social contract and the political process.

Click here for the podcast entitled "How healthy is our Social Contract, as defined by the U.S. Constitution?"

The event was part of a series of free lectures open to UAA students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Questions? Contact Rachel Epstein, Events Coordinator, UAA Campus Bookstore at 786-4782 or anre@uaa.alaska.edu.

Panelists prepare for the program - l to r: Dr. Gavorsky, Dr. Kelly,
Prof. Brandeis, Rachel Epstein, and Prof. Banchero.

Prof. Banchero opens the program.

Dr. Gavorsky presents the social contract as viewed by
Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.


Dr. Kelly addresses the philosophical idea of a social contract.

Dr. Boraas discusses the influence of corporations on the
political process.

Prof. Brandeis shows the group a U.S. flag with corporate logos replacing the stars to
introduce the discussion of the role of corporations in the political process.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

McLaughlin Youth Center superintendent discusses school discipline and the connection to delinquency on March 7

The Justice Center and Justice Club present this week the second in a series of events for National Criminal Justice Month

All events are free and open to UAA students, faculty, staff, and the public. The series will be held in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, 3rd floor, LIB 307. Parking is free in the library surface lots.


Wednesday, March 7, 6:30–7:30 p.m. 
UAA/APU Consortium Library, LIB 307

Zero Tolerance at Schools - School Discipline and the Delinquency Connection
     Dean Williams, Superintendent, McLaughlin Youth Center

Superintendent Williams discusses the zero tolerance policy in schools which results in suspensions or expulsions of students and the relationship to juvenile delinquency.

Monday, March 5, 2012

2 Justice majors to present at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 2012 annual meeting in New York City

Heather MacAlpine and Ezekiel Kaufman, Justice majors and officers of Apha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, have had abstracts accepted, and will be presenting at the 2012 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) annual meeting in New York City in March.

Ms. MacAlpine will discuss "Three Strikes? Examining the Cumulative Effect of Race, Gender, and Age on America's Black Males' Perceptions of Police" as part of a panel on Race-based Policing and the Attitudes of African Americans Towards the Police. Mr. Kaufman will present ""Jury Selection in Alaska: A Qualitative Analysis into the Challenges of Voir Dire in Rural Court Trials" for a panel on Legal Issues.

ACJS is an international association founded in 1963 to promote criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis.  Member include educators, scholars, and professionals from all sectors of the criminal justice system, and students.

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., and Dr. Brad Myrstol are the co-thesis advisors for Ezekiel Kaufman. Dr. Marny Rivera and Dr. Brad Myrstol are the co-advisors for Alpha Phi Sigma.

Prof. Periman presents at conference on brain-based learning at Cal Poly-Pomona in March

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty, is presenting at the 24th Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching - West : Brain-Based Learning to be held March 16 and 17, 2012 at California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Conference presentations will describe new research findings on brain-based learning and suggest ways to apply them in a higher education setting.

Prof. Periman, Dr. Betty Predeger, School of Nursing; and Dr. Randy Magen, School of Social Work, will co-present a session on "Making Learning Visible: The Genesis of a Learning Community." They will discuss strategies for developing a university-wide learning community focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, and describe the history of UAA's "Making Learning Visible" community. Find more information on "Making Learning Visible" at UAA at the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) webpage.

Lilly Conferences are retreats that combine workshops, discussion sessions, and major addresses, with opportunities for informal discussion about excellence in college and university teaching and learning.

Internationally-known scholars join new and experienced faculty members and administrators from all over the world to discuss topics such as gender differences in learning, incorporating technology into teaching, encouraging critical thinking, using teaching and student portfolios, implementing group learning, and evaluating teaching.

This conference is sponsored by the International Alliance of Teacher Scholars (IATS).

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Justice Club meets Monday, March 5, 4:00 p.m.

The next meeting of Justice Club will be held on Monday, Mar. 5th, 4:00p.m., room LIB 207B.
  • The Club is open to all UAA students who are in good academic standing, regardless of their major.  
  • Membership in the Club is $5.00 per semester or $8.00 for a full academic year. Go to the Justice Club webpage for the membership form.
Questions? Contact Sam Peters, President.

Dr. Troy Payne and Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., are co-advisors for Justice Club.

Dr. Rosay invited to participate in NIJ research workshop in Washington, D.C.

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, has been invited to participate in a research workshop with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) on March 1, 2012 in Washington, D.C. to provide feedback on its program of research on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. 

The workshop brings together NIJ representatives, its federal partners, stakeholders, and prominent researchers and experts in the areas of violence against women, American Indian and Alaska Native research and evaluation, research methods in Indian Country, and public health and public safety issues in Indian Country.  Workshop participants will discuss the scientific results of NIJ’s Violence Against Indian Women (VAIW) pilot study conducted in late 2011 and early 2012.

Justice Center Affiliate Professor Darryl Wood was also invited to participate.