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Saturday University

Summer Term 2012 - Jackson, WY

Saturday, June 2 - National Museum of Wildlife Art - Cook Auditorium

Saturday U welcomed William Missouri Downs, Professor of play and screenwriting, UW Department of Theatre and Dance, Benjamin S. Rashford, PhD., Assistant Professor, UW Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics, and Kent Drummond, Professor of management and marketing, UW College of Business. Their presentations will take place from 8:45am to 1:45pm at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson.


8:30-8:45 a.m.

Coffee and Donuts

8:45-9:00 a.m.  

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00 a.m.

William Missouri DownsThe Writers Life: Creativity, Censorship and Copyright
William Missouri Downs, Professor of play and screenwriting, Department of Theatre and Dance, UW.

Who owns the copyright on the movies and plays you attend? How does censorship affect the writer’s voice and ultimately the intellectual life of the audience? There are vast differences in the creative process when writing for the stage or screen influenced by copyright and censorship. Professor Downs will discuss how these factors can be a major influence on those who write for the stage and screen and how the end result impacts those of us seated in the audience.

Video not available at this time.


10:15 -11:15 a.m.

Benjamin S. RashfordThe Future of Waterfowl Management, Conservation and Hunting
Benjamin S. Rashford, PhD.  Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UW.

Waterfowl management and conservation in America is a success story of the North American wildlife conservation model – a globally unique model that manages wildlife as a public resource, using science, and largely funded by hunters.  Since 1846 hunters have played a critical role in developing and financing nearly every major waterfowl management and conservation initiative.  But complex forces, from demographic shifts and agricultural policy, to economics and climate change, are casting an increasingly dark shadow over the future of waterfowl conservation.

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11:30 -12:30 p.m.

Kent DrummondGhosts in the Museum: The Shockingly Similar Visions of BodyWorlds and Yves Saint Laurent
Professor Kent Drummond, Management and Marketing, UW.

At first glance, the two contemporary museum blockbusters, BodyWorlds and Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, would appear to have little in common. One presents dozens of highly stylized corpses in life-like poses, while the other presents dozens of mannequins draped in the most artful haute couture of the age. One uncovers the body to reveal a dazzling display of materials, while the other uses a dazzling display of materials to cover up the body. One brings to mind Dr. Frankenstein; the other, Matisse.  Yet a closer look reveals striking similarities between the two.

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12:45-1:45 p.m.

Lunch and Discussion 

Wapiti Gallery 

Video not available at this time.

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