News Briefs

Student Union Gallery taking proposals for summer shows

The UAA Student Union Gallery is accepting proposals for three small group or individual artist shows this summer. Summer gallery show dates are June 19-July 3, July 10-July 24 and July 31-Aug. 14.

Applications can be picked up in the Campus Life Office in Student Union Room 208, or downloaded from

All application proposals must be received in the Campus Life office by Thursday, June 5 at 5 p.m. Priority will be given to UAA students. The accepted summer proposals will be announced on June 9.

Contact the gallery at (907) 786-1052 or [email protected]

Institute marks partnership between UAA and China

A delegation from the People’s Republic of China and officials of UAA will inaugurate a new relationship this month with the signing of a cooperative agreement between UAA and the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The agreement is the first step in what is intended to be a rich, rewarding interchange that includes the establishment at UAA of Alaska’s first Confucius Institute and further agreements that lead to a partnership between UAA and China’s Northeast Normal University, with the two institutions sharing in teacher training and similar programs.

“We’re internationalizing our university,” said James Liszka, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, which is spearheading the UAA half of the new partnership.

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Engineering department hosts conference

UAA’s Engineering, Science and Project Management Department will host the fourth International Project Management Conference at the Captain Cook Hotel in downtown Anchorage from Sept.15-18, 2008. The conference will serve as an important forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences to revolutionize today’s project management knowledge and techniques for the future. About 300 participants will come from Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Australia, other Pacific Rim nations, across Alaska and other states to attend the conference.

The full paper submission deadline is July 10. Local participation is critical to the success of the conference, and to promote Alaska and UAA as a mecca for project management. UAA faculty participation is greatly desired and will be deeply appreciated.

For more information on the conference, visit or contact project manager Danny Elmore at 786-1940 or [email protected]

Geriatric Education Center holds conference on aging

UAA’s Alaska Geriatric Education Center is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Promoting Best Practices in Aging & Healthy Communities Conference on June 5-6 at the BP Energy Center. Visit for a copy of the schedule and to register as a participant or exhibitor.

Contact Geri Heiner at 264-6256 or [email protected]uaa.alaska or Sheila Wright at 264-6228 or [email protected] To find out more about the Alaska Geriatric Education Center, visit