Week’s events: UAF interviews, laughter yoga, sustainability, local bluegrass

Time: 4 p.m., 7 p.m.
Location: Elvey Building auditorium, Murie Building auditorium, Georgeson Botanical Garden

University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning is hosting nearly 50 free lectures, concerts and other events this summer. Here is what’s happening during the week ahead:

  • On Monday, Aug. 7, the Down Memory Lane interview series will feature a discussion with Dave Klein, professor emeritus of wildlife management, 1962-97, and Dan Hawkins, professor emeritus of geology and chemistry, 1967-90. Veteran journalist Robert Hannon will conduct the interviews, which will be at 7 p.m. at the Elvey Building auditorium.
  • On Tuesday, Aug. 8, the Healthy Living lecture series will feature Mike Bork, certified laughter yoga leader, on “Laugh yourself healthy with laughter yoga.” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Wednesday, Aug. 9, the Discover Alaska lecture series will present Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel on “As green as it gets.” He will showcase a variety of residential-scale designs, construction techniques and renewable energy systems that have demonstrated their effectiveness at living more responsibly and sustainably in Fairbanks’ cold climate. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. at the Murie Building auditorium.
  • On Thursday, Aug. 10, the Music in the Garden concert series will host the ET Barnette String Band. Named for the bluegrass-loving founder of Fairbanks, the band delivers picking and four-part harmony. Music begins at 7 p.m. at the Georgeson Botanical Garden.

For more information, visit www.uaf.edu/summer/events or call 907-474-7021.