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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Jackson, WY

National Museum of Wildlife Art

Saturday University is a collaborative program connecting popular UW professors with Wyoming residents who have a desire to learn.  Saturday University is sponsored by the University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming Foundation and the Wyoming Humanities Council. The program is presented locally by Central Wyoming College, National Museum of Wildlife Art and Teton County Library Foundation.

Obamacare:  Where do we go from here?

Mary Burman, Dean & Professor - School of Nursing, University of Wyoming

Now that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, how are matters shaping up? Are more people getting getting access to medical attention?  UW's Mary Burman, dean of UW’s nursing school, has by necessity been involved in the ACA’s rollout at several levels. She provides up-to-the-moment insights to the current (and future) state of health care reform and ongoing concerns about access to health care, its quality and its cost.

Make 100 of Them?:  The Contemporary Artist Print in the American West

Mark Ritchie, Professor - Art, University of Wyoming

The paintings of Thomas Moran and Albert Bierstadt of the Tetons and other Western landscapes reached the larger American populace through inexpensive works on paper, prints.  Their images helped Americans see these places as valuable and helped create the desire and political will to protect “wilderness” as parks. Artist and printmaker Mark Ritchie will speak about his own work and how he sees himself as an artist living in the rural west and building on these traditions.

The Solar House, Then and Now

Anthony Denzer, Assoc. Professor - Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming


The term “solar house” usually calls to mind the eccentric, big-windowed architecture of the 1970's.  But the solar house was a widely-publicized and popular phenomenon in the 1940's and 50's, when architects and engineers discovered the modern science of solar heating.  Indeed, architects and engineers have successfully used solar energy to reduce utility bills since the 1930's.  The lessons learned since then have improved and shaped our approach to building even today.

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