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Global & Area Studies|College of Arts and Sciences


The Global & Area Studies Program hosts a variety of events through collaborations across campus, with the Wyoming Humanities Council, and through the support of a Department of Education grant. The Global & International Studies Scholars Lectures Series promotes discussion among Wyoming citizens of important global issues by bringing renown speakers to the UW campus and locations across Wyoming.


World to Wyoming Series with Mark Jenkins - First of the Last Skiers

Wednesday, September 1st at Casper College in Durham Hall, 6 pm
Thursday, September 18th at Sheridan College in Presentation Hall, 6:30 pm
Friday, September 19th at Gillette Campus in the Main Building 120, 5:30 pm

Deep in the Altai Mountains of Central Asia there is a ski culture that has survived unchanged for at least five thousand years. Wide, long, curve-tipped skis are hewn by axe from red spruce and the bases nailed with silky horsehair. The Kazakh and Tuvan tribesmen of the region use the skis to hunt elk. Guns are illegal, so they lasso the beasts from their skis---a primordial tableau that is depicted in local petroglyphs dating from 8000 BC.  National Geographic writer and UW writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins lived and hunted with these extraordinary skiers in winter 2013. 

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