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SHERIDAN, Wyo. —Go back to college for a day – minus the tests, stress and homework – with three professors from the University of Wyoming with lectures during Saturday University: The Free One-Day College Education on Saturday, August 8, 2015.  

Attend one, two or all three Saturday University lectures from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus.

Arts Activity in Wyoming and Its Impact  

Bruce Richardson - Senior Lecturer - English, University of Wyoming—Casper

Wyoming has more arts activity than any state in the Rocky Mountains except Colorado.  This conclusion emerges from six years of studies and requires a look at the reality of making art in a state with more writers, painters, dancers, photographers than most others. What does this vibrant arts community mean for our state and its citizens? Explore how the state benefits from art, and how Wyoming can enhance its artistic future in light of current trends.

Bridging the gaps between science, management and the public: the record of the UW-NPS Research Center in Grand Teton National Park from 1953 to 2015

Harold Bergman - Professor - Zoology & Physiology and Director, UW – National Park Service Research Station in Grand Teton National Park

The University of Wyoming-NPS Research Center, located in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) since 1953, represents a successful partnership between park managers and physical, natural and social scientists pursuing projects in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA). With a mission to provide research support for national park and forest managers in the GYA, the center compiles GYA research priorities; solicits and jointly funds research to address priorities; provides housing, equipment, lab and library services; provides a base for courses, internships, workshops and conferences; hosts a summer-season seminar series for the public; and publishes an annual report with project summaries. Since moving to a new location at GTNP’s historic AMK Ranch in 1976, UW and NPS have jointly funded over $3.5 million to support over 600 research projects leading to about 1000 publications on a wide range of physical, natural and social science projects to help managers make informed decisions in the GYA

Early Paleo-Indian Lifeways in the High Rockies

Marcel Kornfeld - Professor - Archaeology, University of Wyoming

The Rocky Mountains were occupied at the same time as the rest of the American continents, approximately 14,000 years ago. The area of Middle Park, in Colorado, was extensively and continuously settled shortly after this time. It provides evidence of the adaptive strategies of the First Americans (Paleoindians) as they made their living in these high altitudes.

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