Saturday University

Saturday University is a partnership between the Wyoming Humanities Council and the University of Wyoming that brings the university’s best and brightest professors to towns across the state for free “one day college educations.” Each Saturday University term features lectures from three outstanding professors. Following the lectures, all three professors participate in a roundtable discussion and luncheon. Participants may attend one, two, three, or all four sessions. No registration is required, and there is no charge. Saturday University is sponsored by the University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming Foundation and the Wyoming Humanities Council. The programs are presented locally by Central Wyoming College, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Teton County Library Foundation, Sheridan College, and Gillette College. Find links to available recordings of previous Saturday University sessions  below. For more information email ask@thinkwy.org or call 307-721-9243.

Upcoming Events

Saturday U, Saturday October 11, a semiannual Jackson event from the Wyoming Humanities Council and the University of Wyoming, features lectures on the topics of sustainability, conservation, and art by professors from the University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming College. Featuring Professor Bruce Richardson (“Yellowstone as a Cultural Object”), Matthew Kauffman (large mammal migration in greater Yellowstone”), and Jacki Klancher (TOPIC TITLE TBD: “Water Research”). Presentations are followed by a lunchtime round-table discussion.

Recent Event Photos

 Past Saturday University events

Please see the University of Wyoming TV YouTube channel for coverage of past events.

University of Wyoming TV

 

Saturday June 28, 8:30-a.m.-1:00p.m. At the historic Ucross ranch:

 

 Gillette

March 29, 2014

Gillette College 

8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Click here for speakers, topics and schedule 

Jackson

March 8, 2014

National Museum of Wildlife Art

8:30 a.m. – 1: 30 p.m

Click here for the speakers, topics and schedule 

 

 

 

 

SHERIDAN

February 8, 2014

Dr. Rachel Kristiansen, Sheridan College,  The Thinking Animal: A Look at Comparative Psychology in the 21st Century

Rachel Sailor, University of Wyoming Assistant Professor of Art History, Meaningful Places: Landscape Photographers in the Nineteenth-Century American West

Benjamin S. Rashford,  University of Wyoming Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, The Future of Waterfowl Management, Conservation and Hunting

July 20, 2013

Indy Burke, University of Wyoming Department of Botony professor and Director of Environment and Natural Resources program

Craig Benkman, University of Wyoming Department of Zoology professor, Berry Chair

Jake Goheen, University of Wyoming Department of Botany assistant professor

 

February 9, 2013

Klaas Van ‘t Veld, University of Wyoming Department of Economics associate professor “Give Me Austerity & Fiscal Discipline, But Not Yet”

Caroline McCracken-Flesher,  University of Wyoming  Department of English professor and chair- “Jekyll and Hyde: Science and Scandal

Carlos Martínez del Rio, University of Wyoming Department of Zoology and  and Physiology professor  and director of the Biodiversity Institute- “Biodiversity Inside and Out: A Look at Life’s Richness from Wyoming’s Perspective

 

GILLETTE

October 26 2013

 Buffalo Bill’s Legacy: Finding the West and Westerners in Contemporary Italy by Dr. Renee Laegreid, Department of History

Superheroic Science by  Dr. Mike Brotherton, Department of Astronomy

Obamacare: The Sound and the Fury and the Economics by Dr. Anne Alexander, Director, International Programs

April 6, 2013 

John Dorst, University of Wyoming American Studies Program professor

David Romtvedt, University of Wyoming Department of English professor

Rhoda Schantz, Gilette College Family and Consumer Sciences associate professor

January 26, 2013

Jessica Boynton, Gilette College- “Writing the Unwritten Language”

Tim Considine, University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources professor- “The Shale Revolution: Benefit or Curse?”

Susanna Goodin, University of Wyoming Department of Philosophy chair- “The Scientific Revolution in Context: Making Sense of Alchemy”

November 10, 2012

Jean Garrison,  University of Wyoming Department of Global and Area Studies chair- “The Future of U.S.relations with China”

Phil Roberts, of the Department of History at the University of Wyoming,- “The Rise and Fall of Wyoming’s Open-range Cattle companies”

Ann Spehar, Gillette College instructor of mathematics and economics – “The U.S. Banking System and Global Financial Stability”

March 31, 2012

Mary P. Sheridan, University of Wyoming associate professor of English-“Keeping up with the Joneses in a Digital World”

Jeff Lockwood, University of Wyoming etymologist and creative writing professor- “Six Legged Soldiers”

Robert L. Kelly, University of Wyoming professor of anthropology and director of the Frison Institute- “Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin: 14,000 Years of Climate and Human Population Change”

 

JACKSON

October 12, 2013

Dr. John Dorst, Professor of American Studies explored “Skin Remembers: Taxidermy as Material and Living Memory.”

Dr. Ruth Toulson, Assistant Professor of Anthropology presented “Burying the Dead: When the State Says No.”

Dr. Jerry Hamann, Professor of Electrical Engineering on “Snow Monitoring: Listening for Avalanches.”

March 2, 2013

Bruce Parkinson, university of Wyoming School of Energy Resources professor – “Energy, Climate, and Hydrogen”

Quincy Newell, University of Wyoming Religious Studies Program associate professor- “Marginal Mormons: Race and Religious Identity in the 19th c. Church”

Jerry R. Parkinson, University of Wyoming William T. Schwartz Professor of Law-” The Black 13″

October 6, 2012

James King, University of Wyoming Political Science Department chair- “The Election of 2012: Democracy in the Wake of the Citizens United Decision”

Anne Alexander, University of Wyoming Department of Economics and Finance professor-“Wyoming’s Economics of Health Care Reform: Health Exchanges, Medicaid, and Provider Challenges.”

Eric Sandeen, University of Wyoming American Studies Program chair-  “Wyoming’s Heart Mountain Relocation Center: The Continuing Story”

June 2, 2012

William Missouri Downs, Universaity of Wyoming  Department of Theatre and Dance professor-”The Writer’s Life – Hollywood vs. The Theatre”

Kent Drummond, University of Wyoming College of Business- “Ghosts in the Museum: The Shockingly Similar Visions of BodyWorlds and Yves Saint Laurent”

Ben Rashford, University of Wyoming  Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics- “Waterfowl Management, Conservation and Hunting”

 

March 3, 2012

Religious Studies Program Chair Paul Flesher, University of Wyoming Religious Studies program chair- “Church and/or State: A Difference to Die for?”

Klaas Van’t Veld, University of Wyoming Department of Economics and Finance professor- “What, If Anything, Should Be Done About the Federal Budget Deficit?”

Susan Aronstein, University of Wyoming Department of English professor- “Find Your Grail! Monty Python on Broadway”

 

Fall Term 2011

Carlos Martnez del Rio, University of Wyoming  Department of Zoology and Physiology professor-  “From Big Bang to Big Mac: Stable Isotopes and the Fabric of the World”

Robert L. Kelly, University of Wyoming Department of  of Anthropology professor and director of the Frison Institute-   “Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin: 14,000 Years of Climate and Human Population Change

Caroline McCracken-Flesher,  University of Wyoming Department of English chair- “Jekyll and Hyde: Science and Scandal”

Spring Term 2011

Susan B. Moldenhauer, University of Wyoming Art Museum director & chief curator- “Public Art and Community: Building Partnerships through Art”

Jeff Means, University of Wyoming Department of History professor- “The Oglala Lakota (Sioux) and the Modernization of American Culture, 1848-1890″

Mike Brotherton, University of Wyoming Department of Physics and Astronomy professor and novelist -”Science in the Movies”

Winter Term 2011

Gracie Lawson-Borders, Department of Communications and Journalism associate professor, and Associate Dean, College of Art and Sciences- “Digital Conversations: Media, Audiences and Content in the 21st Century”

Carol D. Frost, University of Wyoming Department of  Geology professor and Vice President for Special Projects- “Fingerprints on Wyoming’s Rock of Ages

Michael C. Brose, University of Wyoming Department of History associate professor and chair-”The People’s Republic of China: Communist, Capitalist, or Confucian?”

Fall Term 2010

Jason Shogren, Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management, and member of the IPCC (Nobel Laureate)- “Balancing the Books: Who Pays for Managing Climate Change?”

Mary P. Sheridan, Department of English associate professor- “Keeping up with the Joneses in a Digital World”

Myron Allen, University of Wyoming Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs- “The University as Forum: Free Expression in the Academy

Spring Term 2010

Peter Parolin, univesity of Wyoming Department of English professor- “Role of a King: Leadership and Theatrics in Shakespeare’s Henry IV”

Rod Garnett, University of Wyoming Department of Music professor and ethnomusicologist – “Playing the Nai: A Window into Moldova”

Dr. Jean Garrison, University of Wyoming Department of Global and Area Studies chair- “Obama Review: Pondering the President”

Winter Term 2010

Marianne Kamp, University of Wyoming Department of History associate professor,  – “Exporting Democracy: Lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq”

Phil Holt, University of Wyoming Department of Classical Studies chair- “Greek Heroes: Good guys, bad guys or both?”

Steve Easton, University of Wyoming Dean of Law- “Theories of Punishment: What is ‘Justice’?”

Fall Term 2009

Jeff Lockwood, University of Wyoming Department of English, creative writing professor- “ Six Legged Soldiers”

Susanna Goodin, University of Wyoming Department of Philosophy chair-  “The Scientific Revolution

Indy Burke, University of Wyoming School of Environment and Natural Resources chair- ” Environmental Change

 

For additional Saturday University videos check out the University of Wyoming Media Relations Youtube Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/wyomingvideos

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