Anthropologists frequently go to annual conferences to share research papers and listen to the work of others. But sometimes those sessions are long, hard on the backside, and leave room for some creativity for how to incorporate movement into a sedentary experience.
UAA's anthropology contingent invented and have hosted nano-marathons (2.62 mile runs) to work the conference-going kinks out. Their last one was this past March at the 39th annual conference of the Alaska Anthropological Society in Seattle.
And this July, the group, who label themselves the "Scampering Hominids Anthropology Running Troupe" raised the bar. They ran the Denali Highway, for fun! That's 135 miles, two relay teams, two support vehicles, covering 33 miles a day. They even had team T-shirts.
Read a short account of their adventure here.
ALSO AT UAA THIS WEEK-2 ITEMS
Twist/Volume/Edge: The opening reception for Joel Adams' images of local bands, local models and the archetypal characters from a classic detective story is Wednesday, July 18 from 5-7 p.m.at the UAA Student Union Gallery located in the complex where the UAA Campus Bookstore is located and the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.
Northern Renaissance Arts and Sciences literary reading series: 18 writers offered free literary readings at UAA during the MFA residency for writers, hosted by the Department of Creative Writing and Literary Arts. The sessions wrapped up Tuesday, July 17, but the entire series has been podcast and are available for free listening or downloading to your mp3 player. Readers included poet Gary Snyder and Alaskans Sherry Simpson, Eva Saulitis, Nancy Lord, Andromeda Romano-Lax, Richard Chiappone, Earnestine Hayes, David Stevenson and more. Find a link to the whole podcast series here.