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Canceled: Saturday University

March 28 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm MDT

Canceled: Saturday University

As a public health precaution, the University of Wyoming has canceled this event.

March 28, 2020

Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Presentations at 9, 10, & 11 a.m.
Roundtable discussion with free lunch follows

The Buffalo Center of the West hosts Saturday University—a one-day college education! The University of Wyoming brings three members of its award-winning faculty to Cody to share global research with Wyoming relevance. Saturday University takes us on a journey around the world, looking at women’s suffrage, armaments, and habitats—all issues that resonate on the Wyoming landscape.

Moderator: Dr. Caroline McCracken-Flesher, Professor of English, University of Wyoming

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Presentations

9 a.m.  •  The Visual Propaganda of Women’s Suffrage: Legacies in Wyoming, New Zealand, and Australia

By Dr. Colleen Denney, Professor of Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Wyoming

Dr. Denney takes us along on her journey to women’s suffrage monuments around the world. She will share students’ service-learning experiences on women’s activism and the advancement of women’s rights.

10 a.m.  •  The Armed Man: A Figure in Mexican Cultural Politics

By Dr. Nicholas Crane, Assistant Professor of Geography and International Studies, University of Wyoming

Since the 1910 Revolution, Mexicans in multiple sectors have revered the armed man as an embodiment of authenticity and masculinity. In the Drug War, that figure remains prominent and problematic. As American armaments flow south from the United States, and drug-war migrants flee north, Dr. Crane will discuss the circulation of this figure for what it shows about cultural dynamics in greater Mexico, including the borderlands.

11 a.m.  •  Fragmenting Habitats and Human-Elephant Conflicts in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

By Dr. Ramesh Sivanpillai, Research Scientist, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center

In the burgeoning manufacturing and economic hub of Coimbatore, development encroaches on wildlife corridors. Now elephants raid crop fields, resulting in infrastructure and economic losses, and in human and elephant deaths. From his work with stakeholders, Dr. Sivanpillai will discuss the measures available to protect investment and minimize casualties.


The presentations are followed by a roundtable discussion with the speakers over a free lunch.

Saturday University is sponsored by the University of Wyoming, Wyoming community colleges, and Wyoming communities.

Contact: UW Office of Engagement and Outreach, www.uwyo.edu/engagement