Saturday University


When? 06/28/2014 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Category(ies) Sheridan College

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The UCROSS-POLLINATION Experiment

Saturday June 28, 2014 The UCROSS Foundation Sheridan, WY

Imagine…a cadre of nationally prominent artists and a bevy of highly acclaimed scientists are brought together for two weeks in a beautiful, isolated setting to undertake a radical task.  They are told to use their prodigious talents and honed skills to engage and interpret a provocative place, the Ucross Ranch, from their own perspectives.  And then the scientists and artists are paired and challenged to co-produce an original expression of their shared understanding of the land.  What will emerge if a plant ecologist works with dancer/choreographer, a sculptor with a microbial ecologist, geologist with a musician/composer, or a poet with an animal ecologist?In what is sure to be one of the most unusual and stimulating Saturday University events in the history of the program, we will premier four collaborations, the stories and struggles behind these genuinely integrative works of scientific art (or artful science—or something that transcends disciplinary boundaries?), and the lessons learned when renowned experts in wildly and wonderfully divergent fields of inquiry and exploration truly listen to one another.
8:30 am Doors Open
9:00-9:15 am Welcome and Introduction
9:15-10:00 am Pair One
10:00-10:45 am Pair Two
10:45-11:00 am Break and Yale Project
11:00-11:45 am Pair Three
11:45 am-12:30 pm Pair Four
FREE lunch and roundtable discussion with presenters following presentations. No registration is required, and there is no charge. Participants who attend all three terms are eligible to earn college credit from Central Wyoming College.
Saturday morning will consist of four, self-contained presentations, so you can come and join us for any of all of the programs.   And then stay for a fine lunch and stimulating conversations with the UW faculty and the panelists from Sheridan College.We don’t know exactly what will happen, but then nobody predicted the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, the making of a Stradivarius violin, the evolution of the platypus, or the emergence of Cubism.  What we do know is that something unforgettable, unexpected, and perhaps unrepeatable is almost sure to happen—and you’ll not want to miss it.