UW to Host Annual ReVisioning the (W)hole Conference Sept. 23

September 15, 2010

The University of Wyoming will host the fourth annual "ReVisioning the (W)hole" conference at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Room 506 of Coe Library.

The 90-minute presentation and panel discussion, free and open to the public, will focus on the intersections between science and art from numerous perspectives, including studies of the ancient sturgeon, psychological and pop cultural presentations of male identities and perceptions of beauty and ugliness in the insect world. A reception follows.

"This conference has two primary objectives," says organizer Meg VB-Wood, from the UW Department of English. "We want both to recognize and celebrate the on-going interdisciplinary/integrated projects on campus and beyond and to stimulate future work that looks at blurring, enlarging, and/or redefining disciplinary boundaries."

The presenters at this year's conference are Margaret Haydon, UW associate professor of art; Daniel Fielder, assistant professor of art at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington; and Jeffrey Lockwood, UW professor of philosophy and creative writing. UW professors Barbara John and Mark Ritchie will serve as moderators.

The conference is supported by the UW Foundation.

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