Public Lands – Private Ceremonies

Native American Religious Practices and Public Lands in the West Event Date: Jan 21, 2009 Location: Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law School This evening highlighted the issues that arise when traditional and cultural land use issues come into conflict with non-religious and oftentimes profit-motivated uses of the land. The program was...

What Most Analysts Tell You About Renewable Energy is Wrong

Rethinking Energy, Power, and Policy in the Context of Climate Change Event Date: Feb 19, 2009 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Eaton Humanities, Room 150 Willett Kempton is Associate Professor in the College of Marine and Earth Studies, and Director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration, at the University...

Tom McGuane

2009 Wallace Stegner Award Recipient Event Date: Feb 26, 2009 The Center of the American West presented Western author Tom McGuane with the prestigious 2009 Wallace Stegner Award in an engaging evening. Each year, the Center celebrates the life and achievements of an individual that has made a sustained contribution...

Amy Irvine

Event Date: Mar 11, 2009 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Amy Irvine is a nationally-ranked competitive rock climber and for five years was the Development Director at the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. Her book, Trespass , is the story of one woman’s struggle to gain footing in inhospitable territory. A wilderness...

David Treuer

Modern Indian Identity Event Date: Apr 23, 2009 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. The Center was proud to welcome David Treuer as the sixth guest in our Modern Indian Identity series. This series features contemporary Indian speakers telling their stories in ways that shatter misconceptions on what it means to be...

Sesquicentennial Celebration Panel Discussion

Legends of Progress and Loss: Boulder from 1959 to 2009 Event Date: May 13, 2009 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law School This panel discussion was presented by the Boulder Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee, the CU Center of the American West, and the Boulder History Museum. To call...

Stephen Pyne

Flame and Fortune: A Brief History of Fire in America Event Date: Sep 03, 2009 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Eaton Humanities, Room 150 One of the foremost experts on the environmental history of fire, Stephen Pyne discussed fire in America, addressing the issues that it raises about the interface...

Jim Enote

Modern Indian Identity Event Date: Sep 17, 2009 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Benson Earth Sciences, Room 180 Zuni farmer, museum director, and interrupted artist Jim Enote spoke at the University of Colorado at Boulder September 17 as part of the Center of the American West’s Modern Indian Identity series...

Sesquicentennial Celebration Panel Discussion

Separated at Birth: Insights from Kindred Communities Event Date: May 13, 2009 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law School Boulder can boast of being placed on many “Best of…” lists: most educated cities, best cities for bicycling, best healthy places to retire, greenest cities, top art destination,...

Former Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Bob Barbee

Reflections of a National Park Manager – 42 Years on the Griddle Event Date: Sep 30, 2009 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium, Rocky Mountain National Park Retired Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Bob Barbee spoke as part of the third Randy Jones Memorial Lecture, jointly sponsored...

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