ISER Researcher’s Paper Honored at 2013 Annual Meeting of American Association for Cancer Education

A paper co-written by Katie Cueva, a research professional at ISER, has been awarded the R. Davilene Carter Prize for Best Paper submitted at the 2013 American Association for Cancer Education Annual Meeting. The paper, “Evaluating Arts-Based Cancer Education Using an Internet Survey among Alaska Community Health Workers,” was published in the November 2013 issue of Journal of Cancer Education. The paper reports the results of a survey of community health workers, who provide care in villages around Alaska, asking them if cancer-education courses they had taken that incorporated various forms of the arts had made it easier to learn about cancer and talk about it.

The paper is currently available only for sale by the publisher: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13187-013-0577-7#

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Lunch Talk: The Law of the Sea and Extending U.S. Resource Rights in the Arctic and Other Oceans

For ten years, the United States has been mapping the continental shelf in all of its marine regions—from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, and in the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Betsy Baker, a professor at Vermont Law School, has sailed with two of the Arctic mapping cruises on the USCGC Healy, and recently completed ten months in the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, at the U.S. State Department, preparing documentation to help establish the extent of U.S. continental shelf rights under international law. Dr. Baker spoke at ISER November 14, 2013 about that process and the practical implications for Alaska’s Arctic, as well as developments in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Lunch Talk: Financing Adaptations to Climate Change in Developing Countries

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in funding to help developing countries adapt to climate change. As those funds increase, scholars and policymakers have been raising more questions about how such adaptations should be funded—and in particular about how adaptations to climate change should be linked with existing development policies. Maureen Biermann, a PhD candidate at Pennsylvania State University, is examining how a leading international institution at the United Nations is dealing with that issue as it finances climate-change adaptations. She spoke at ISER November 13, 2013.
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