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University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 8-14

February 4, 2016
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Jenna Blazek, as Hannah Jelkes, and Darin Hill, as Nonno, rehearse a scene from Tennessee Williams’ “The Night of the Iguana,” which will be performed at UW Feb. 9-13. (Greg Owen Photo)

These are among the activities scheduled Feb. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

Monday, Feb. 8, 3:10 p.m. -- The Department of Geology and Geophysics Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Paul Heller, head of the UW Department of Geology and Geophysics. He will discuss “Dynamic Topography and the Laramide Orogeny in the U.S. Rocky Mountains” in the S.H. Knight Geology Building, Room 216. Free.

Tuesday, Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. -- The UW Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Night of the Iguana” on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Main Stage. Tickets cost $14 for the public, $11 for senior citizens and $7 for students. For tickets and information, call (307) 766-6666, visit the Wyoming Union information desk or the Performing Arts box office, or go online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, noon -- The Wellness Wednesday Speaker Series presents Kevin Bretting, a certified exercise physiologist and personal trainer. He will discuss “How to Incorporate Movement into Your Day” in the Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center classroom, Room 117. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, noon -- The School of Energy Resources Speaker Series presents Vello Kuuskraa, president of Advanced Resources International. His talk, “New Resources for a New Age of Hydrocarbons,” will be in the Energy Innovation Center’s Encana Auditorium. Lunch provided. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, noon -- The Multicultural Affairs 2015-16 Speaker Series presents Malcolm Holmes, professor of sociology at UW. He will discuss “Police Brutality: What We Know, What We Need to Know” in the Wyoming Union West Ballroom. Lunch provided. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4:10 p.m. -- The School of Energy Resources Speaker Series presents Gerard Schuster, professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. His talk, “Hominid Seismology at Olduvai Gorge,” will be in the Energy Innovation Center’s Encana Auditorium. Refreshments provided. Free.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. -- The Associated Master’s of Social Work Students of Wyoming will host events in the Wyoming Union to celebrate One Billion Rising, an international movement to raise awareness and bring an end to gender-based violence.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. -- The UW Sustainability Club hosts the screening of the 2015 Back Country Film Festival at the Berry Center. Free.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. -- Friday Night Fever and Visual and Cultural Arts present Ananda Shankar Jayant, one of India’s leading classical dancers and dance scholars. She will explain how artists can use space, environment and regional culture. Her talk will be in the College of Education auditorium. Free.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. -- Studio WYO presents musical groups Edison and Whiskey Slaps in the Wyoming Union Gardens. Free.

Friday, Feb. 12, 4:10 p.m. -- The Department of Anthropology Spring 2016 Seminar Series presents Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou, faculty member of the National University of Athens and Fulbright scholar. Her talk, “The Greek Crisis in Historical and Cultural Perspective. Some Thoughts Arising from My Research in the Greek Community of Tarpon Springs,” will be in the Berry Center auditorium. Free.  

Friday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m. -- Opening reception for spring exhibitions and awards ceremony for the 41st annual Juried UW Student Exhibition, UW Art Museum. Free.

Friday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. -- Friday Night Fever presents “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2” in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Friday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “Love in the Solar System.” A Michael Jackson laser light show follows at 8:10 p.m. Tickets cost $3 for students and $4 for non-students, Physical Sciences Building basement. Advance tickets are available in Room 204 of the Physical Sciences Building.

Friday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. -- The Creative Writing Program hosts a public reading by Nam Le, UW eminent writer-in-residence. He will read from his book, “The Boat,” at the UW Alumni House. Free.

Friday, Feb. 12, 9 p.m. -- Friday Night Fever and Visual and Cultural Arts present Ananda Shankar Jayant, one of India’s leading classical dancers and dance scholars. She will perform two classical styles of dance in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Free.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. -- Planetarium show, “Water, Water Everywhere.” Hands-on activities will follow the show. Tickets cost $3 for students and $4 for non-students, Physical Sciences Building basement. Advance tickets are available in Room 204 of the Physical Sciences Building.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m. -- Cowgirls basketball vs. Boise State in the Arena-Auditorium. Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. -- Cowboys wrestling vs. Utah Valley in the UniWyo Sports Complex. Ticket prices vary.


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