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University of Wyoming Calendar for April 28-May 4

April 25, 2014
Cowboy on horseback
"Mr. Black Rodeo," calf roper Cleo Hearn, around 1970. He founded Cowboys of Color Rodeos, sponsors of the world’s largest multicultural rodeo tour. This image and others can be seen at the “Challenging Invisibility” symposium Tuesday, April 29, in the Wyoming Union West Ballroom. (Museum of New Mexico)

These are among activities scheduled April 28-May 4 at the University of Wyoming:

Tuesday, April 29, noon–1 p.m. -- WyoWeb Town Hall for students, Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Tuesday, April 29, 12:15 p.m. -- “Challenging Invisibility: Stories of Black Life in the American West” symposium, Wyoming Union West Ballroom. Free.

Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. -- The U.S. Forest Service and UW Ruckelshaus Institute public screening of their collaborative video series, “Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles,” Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Admission is free.

Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m. -- Philosophy Professor Jeff Lockwood’s workshop on “Interstellar Message Composition,” UW Art Museum. Free.

Wednesday, April 30, 7-9:30 p.m. -- Latino Film Series presents "The Narrative Pathway of U.W. Students," Classroom Building Room 105. Free.

Thursday, May 1, noon-2 p.m. -- Wyoming Business Alliance spring Economic Outlook, with Bank of the West Chief Economist Scott Anderson and UW economist Anne Alexander, Room 212 of the Wyoming Union. Cost is $30 per person, or $250 for table of eight; visit www.wyomingbusinessalliance to register.

Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. -- UW Symphony Orchestra with guest violinist Sha Xiao Cao performs “Butterfly Lovers Concerto,” Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Cost is $6 for students, $7 for senior citizens and $10 for the public.

Friday, May 2, 2:10-3 p.m. -- Research Across Disciplines seminar: Riparian vs. upland forest stand structure and fuel loads in mountain pine beetle-infested watersheds, Agriculture Building Room 1030. Free.

Friday, May 2, 6 p.m. -- African American and Diaspora Studies reception for graduates, UW Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Friday, May 2, 7 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “Summer Star Gazing” followed at 8 p.m. by “Country USA.” Tickets for each show cost $3 for adults, $2 for students and free to children under 12. Enter through the southwest doors of the Physical Sciences Building.

Friday, May 2, 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 3, 1 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 4, 1 p.m. -- The region’s top collegiate cowboys and cowgirls compete in the Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo, Hansen Livestock Teaching Arena. Tickets cost $5 per person, and UW students (with valid ID) and children under 12 free.

Saturday, May 3, 3 p.m. -- Qian Qian Zhou graduate piano recital, Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Free.

Sunday, May 4, noon -- Wyoming track and field: “Cowpoke Open,” Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. Free.

A variety of exhibitions can be seen at the UW Art Museum in the Centennial Complex, 2111 Willett Drive, open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Mondays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. through April. Free.

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