Poet Emily Wall and author Nancy Lord will read from their works at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct 26, as part of the annual Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of English. Lord and Wall will read in the Elvey Building auditorium (Room 214) on the Fairbanks campus’ West Ridge. The reading is free and open to the public.
The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop, Oct. 24-26 in Anchorage, will highlight the economic and environmental risks associated with invasive species. Tobias Schwörer, of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, will kick off the annual workshop with a free public presentation on that topic at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Anchorage Museum auditorium.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management will award $30,000 in cash prizes Saturday, Oct. 21, after the final round of presentations in the 2017 Arctic Innovation Competition.
The Science of Science Fiction, a two-night film series, will be held Oct. 24-25 at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.
University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Mary Ehrlander will lead a panel discussion about Walter Harper, who she profiled in her most recent book, at Raven Landing Center from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 25.
An 11- month program designed to help individuals lose weight and lower their risk for diabetes will be offered in Fairbanks, beginning Oct. 30. Extension agent Leslie Shallcrosswill lead the National Diabetes Prevention Program at the Tanana District Extension Office, 724 27th Ave.
The University of Alaska Museum of the North is offering an event to highlight archaeology in Alaska. At the Ask An Archaeologist event, visitors can meet museum archaeologists in the lobby from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, through Friday, Oct. 20.