Women illuminating Alaska: Marion Nestle

Politics of FOOD - Personal Responsibility vs. Social Responsibility
A FREE lecture by noted author and educator Marion Nestle, Ph.D. Wednesday, July 15, 2009 7:00 p.m., Schaible Auditorium
Marion Nestle is the author of three prize-winning books on nutrition including Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (2002); Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (2003), and What to Eat (2006). Her most recent book (published in 2008) is Pet Food Politics: the Chihuahua in the Coal Mine. She writes the ‘Food Matters’ column for the San Francisco Chronicle and co-writes a food and nutrition column for The Bark magazine.
She is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the James Beard Foundation, the food world’s highest honor.

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Presented by Summer@UAF and the Cooperative Extension Service


Women illuminating Alaska at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

2009 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival- July 19th through August 2nd
Full schedule of Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival found at

Among the many great artists at the festival, local fiddle player, Caitlin Warbelow will be there!
She will perform at these times:

July 19th, 4 pm- "Meet the Artists"
July 20th, 12 pm- "Lunch Bites"
July 24th, 8 pm- Guest Artists Concert
July 25th, 8 pm- College Coffeehouse
July 29th, 8 pm- "Evening of World Music"

Caitlin Warbelow – Fiddle
Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Caitlin Warbelow began studying violin at age three in the Suzuki Method. While continuing with intensive classical music studies, she found a concurrent love of Irish music after meeting a few fiddlers and hearing a few seminal CDs around the age of seven. Largely self-taught through listening and learning by ear, Caitlin was given the chance to travel and study in Ireland at the age of sixteen, attending the Willie Clancy School and the BLAS school at the University of Limerick. Caitlin attended Boston University on a full music scholarship and obtained degrees in Violin Performance and Anthropology. After serving as an Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Alaska, she was accepted into the Urban Planning masters program at Columbia University for the fall of 2006 (and led her to her current day job as a research cartographer). Since then she has played and recorded with a number of top Irish musicians in the city and plays many sessions and gigs a week as an Irish, Classical, and American-style fiddler. This summer she won first place in both the Open and Trick & Fancy divisions at the Lake Champlain Bluegrass Festival, expanding her expertise into yet another musical genre. Caitlin can also be found playing with the Garden State Philharmonic, and loves teaching both Irish and Classical music to fiddlers of all ages. For more information, please stop by her website at


Women illuminating Alaska at the Alaska Book Festival June 11th-13th

Of Totems and Musk Ox: Storytime for Kids with Deb Vanasse and Tricia Brown
June 12th, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Open Arms Child Development Center, 2980 Davis Road
(open to the public)
Deb Vanasse will read from A Totem Tale: A Tall Story from Alaska, about the night totem poles sprang to life, and Tricia Brown will read from The Itchy Little Musk Ox, a 2007-08 Battle of the Books selection.

Christmas in June with Kotzebue the Caribou
June 12th, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Pioneer Park Theatre

With Tricia Brown, the author of Alaskan Night Before Christmas, the story of a vain and selfish

For a link to the full festival schedule

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Women illuminating Alaska: Guest speaker Nancy Iverson

From the Badlands to Alcatraz - A PATHSTAR Story
with an introduction by Nancy Iverson, M.D.
7 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2009
Bunnell Schaible Auditorium
The film From the Badlands to Alcatraz chronicles the experiences of five young Lakota during the September 2005 San Francisco PATHSTAR Pine Ridge Alcatraz swim program. There will be time for discussion after the film. PATHSTAR is an organization committed to helping restore the health and community of Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Living in the poorest county in the United States, Pine Ridge residents face some of the most challenging of socioeconomic and lifestyle situations in the United States. PATHSTAR’s experiential programs have been designed to support the residents in making choices that support health and prosperity.
Nancy Iverson, M.D. is a pediatrician who is dedicated to guiding children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through their journeys. A native of South Dakota, she is the co-founder and medical director of PATHSTAR. Living and working in the San Francisco Bay area, Nancy is an open-water swimming enthusiast who swims almost daily in the San Francisco Bay. She has completed the Alcatraz swim 120 times and is the first woman to complete the “Bay to Breakers Swim.”
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Sponsored by Summer@UAF, UAF University Advancement and UAF School of Education Counseling Program