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Saturday U returns to Pinedale March 1
by Sublette BOCES
February 20, 2018

The University of Wyoming is working with community partners (BOCES and the Library) to bring Saturday University back to Pinedale on Thursday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. Yes, March 1 is a Thursday evening and that makes this one unique. The free event will still have three professors presenting and there will be food.

Hosting the Saturday U event on a Thursday evening should fit better into the busy lives of people in Sublette County. People are invited to be there at 5:30 p.m. to have a little meal of sandwiches, chips, drinks and cookies at no charge. The event speakers will begin at 6 p.m.

Dr. Kristi Hansen, a professor in Agricultural and Applied Economics, will present a talk entitled "Who Gets to Drink?" Dr. Hansen will use the perspective of an economist to examine how competing claims to water get settled and draw lessons from our river basin and the rest of the Upper Colorado River Basin.

Dr. Rob Godby will deliver the second talk and it will be about "Income Inequality: Its Effects on the USA’s Economic and Political Future." Dr. Godby is a professor in Economics and the director of the Center for Energy Economics & Public Policy at the University of Wyoming. This talk will focus upon the growing economic divide in the country and what it means for our future.

Dr. Todd Surovell is the Chair of the Department of Archaeology and he will present a talk on the first humans in Wyoming. If you are interested in the early people who inhabited Wyoming, this is a talk you shouldn’t miss.

Sublette BOCES and the Sublette County Library have worked with the Wyoming Humanities Council to bring Saturday University to our community to help stir us all to think more deeply. The event is designed to provide everyone with a one-day college education experience. All ages are invited and it is a chance to show your children what college will be like.

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