Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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University of Alaska Anchorage
Tier2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Paula Williams
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

The Books of the Year program started in 2006 as part of a Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues initiative.

The 2009/2010 theme was responding to climate change in Alaska and the books selected were "Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska" by Seth Kantner and "The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change" by Charles Wohlforth.


The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
"The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change" by Charles Wohlforth.

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

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