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Saturday U Tackles Free Speech, Web Risks and Climate Change Costs

November 9, 2010

What are the promises and perils of our increasingly digital world? Who pays for dealing with climate change? Who should speak at a public university?

Three University of Wyoming professors tackle these questions Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., during Saturday U: The Free One-Day College Education at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson.

Now in its second year, Saturday U is a collaborative program designed to connect top UW professors with life-long learners in Jackson Hole. This free college experience offers Jackson residents an opportunity to exercise their minds without homework, or tests - the only requirement is a love of learning.

Offered three times a year, Saturday U is sponsored by the University of Wyoming, UW Foundation and Wyoming Humanities Council. It is presented by Central Wyoming College, National Museum of Wildlife Art and Teton County Library Foundation. For information, contact Teton County Library Adult Humanities Coordinator, Oona Doherty, (307) 733-2164 ext. 135 or

Saturday U Fall Term at the National Museum of Wildlife Art Nov. 13:

8:30- 8:45 a.m. -- Coffee and donuts.

8:45-9 a.m. -- Welcome and opening remarks.

9-10 a.m. -- Balancing the Books: Who pays for managing climate change? Jason Shogren, Stroock professor of natural resource conservation and management (Nobel Laureate).

10:15-11:15 a.m. -- Keeping up with the Joneses in a Digital World; Mary P. Sheridan, associate professor of English.

11:30-12:30 p.m. -- The University as Forum: Free Expression in the Academy: Myron B. Allen, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

12:30-1:30 p.m. -- Lunch and discussion with the speakers in the Wapiti Room.

Participants may earn half a college credit (in-state tuition is $44.50) or half a Professional Teaching Standards Board credit from Central Wyoming College. To register for credit, call Susan Thulin, CWC outreach coordinator, (307) 733-7425.

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