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University of Wyoming Calendar for April 6-12

April 6, 2009 — These are among the public events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Monday, April 6, through Sunday, April 12.

Monday, April 6-Tuesday, April 7 -- UW graduate students will present research findings and works in progress at the annual Graduate Student Symposium on the second floor of the Wyoming Union.

Monday, April 6, 1 p.m. -- The UW Graduate School's Distinguished Speakers Series will present David Klahr in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Monday, April 6, 5 p.m. -- Pulitzer-Prize nominated novelist Joy Williams, UW's MFA Program in Creative Writing Eminent Writer in Residence, will read and sign her books at the UW Art Museum. Free.

Monday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. -- A vocal jazz concert will take place in the Fine Arts Center concert hall. Free.

Tuesday, April 7, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. -- A spring festival featuring sumo wrestling, a laser duck hunt, a basket shoot and other activities will take place in Prexy's Pasture. The UW ROTC program is host.

Tuesday, April 7, 4 p.m. -- Professor and author Ngugi wa Thiong'o will give a public lecture, "Language, Culture, and Globalization: Readings from Wizard of the Crow," with a Q&A and reception to follow. Thiong'o is the Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of the International Center for Writing and Translation at the University of California, Irvine.

Tuesday, April 7, 4 p.m. -- Henry J. Harlow, a professor in the UW Department of Zoology and Physiology, will be the featured speaker in the 2009 President's Speakers Series, College of Agriculture auditorium.

Tuesday, April 7, 8 p.m. -- Jamnesty concert, Wyoming Union Gardens.

Wednesday, April 8-Thursday, April 9, 1-3 p.m. -- The Student Art League will sell eggs filled with paint to be thrown at a large canvas, later to be displayed in the Fine Arts Center lobby, Simpson Plaza.

Thursday, April 9, 1-4 p.m. -- Experts and policy makers will discuss land use, climate change and sustainable business practices at a forum in the Wyoming Union ballroom. Free.

Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m. -- Friends of Nepal and ASUW will present the documentary "Everest," College of Education auditorium.

Thursday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. -- The UW Percussion Ensemble in concert in the Fine Arts Center concert hall. Free.

For updates on UW events and activities call (307) 766-5000 or go online at Visit for Department of Theatre and Dance and Department of Music event information and tickets.

Pulitzer-Prize nominated novelist Joy Williams will read and sign her books at 5 p.m. Monday at the UW Art Museum.

Posted on Monday, April 06, 2009

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