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University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 18-24

September 14, 2017
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The Dance Theatre of Harlem, the UW Department of Theatre and Dance’s 2017-18 Eminent Artists-in-Residence, will present a dance jam session Friday, Sept. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Simpson Plaza. The dance company will answer questions during “Meet the Dancers” at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Crane Studio. (Rachel Neville Photo)

These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

Monday, Sept. 18, 3:10 p.m. -- The UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Lynne Elkins, an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She will discuss “The Generations of Magma at Ultraslow Mid-Ocean Ridges” in the S.H. Knight Geology Building, Room 216. A reception will follow in the Geological Museum. Free.

Monday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. -- Tony Hoffman, a former BMX Elite Pro who struggled with substance abuse, will present “On the Track to Recovery” at the UW Conference Center, located at 2229 Grand Ave. Free.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 12:20 p.m. -- The Division of Kinesiology and Health’s Intellectual Community Seminar Series presents Geoffrey Bingham, a professor at Indiana University. He will discuss “Training Children Aged 5-10 Years in Compliance Control: Tracing Smaller Figures Yields Better Learning Not Specific to the Scale of Drawn Figures” in the Corbett Building, Room 137. Free.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “This Month’s Sky.” Tickets cost $3 for students and $4 for non-students, Physical Sciences Building basement. Advance tickets are available in the Physical Sciences Building, Room 204.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. -- The UW Libraries Lecture Series presents Douglas Cubbison, curator of the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum, and Johanna Wickman, an assistant curator. Their talk, titled “Warriors in Khaki: Indian Doughboys in the Great War,” will discuss the participation of American Indians in the American Expeditionary Force and the U.S. Navy, and how American Indians’ service and sacrifice influenced Indian-government relationships following the war. The talk will take place in the Alice Hardie Stevens Center, located at the Laramie Plains Museum. Free.

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. -- The UW Art Museum will host “Examining Intersections of War, Religion and Death: A Panel Discussion with Al Farrow and Special Guests.” Each panelist will reflect on the depictions of cathedrals, synagogues, mausoleums and devotional objects from “Divine Ammunition: The Work of Al Farrow.” Free.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m. -- Artist Al Farrow will discuss his art exhibition, “Divine Ammunition: The Work of Al Farrow,” during a gallery walk-through at the UW Art Museum. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m. -- Ed Synakowski, UW’s new vice president for research and economic development, will outline his vision during a Research and Economic Development Town Hall. The town hall will be in the Classroom Building, Room 129. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. -- Cowgirl volleyball vs. UNLV, UniWyo Sports Complex. Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. -- Actor and art collector Cheech Marin will present an art talk, titled “CHICANO ART: Perspectives of an Art Advocate,” in the UW College of Education Building auditorium. A book signing will follow. Free.  

Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. -- Studio WYO presents musical artists The Woodpile and The Golden Girls in the Wyoming Union Gardens, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.

Friday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m. -- Actor and art collector Cheech Marin will discuss his art exhibition, “Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Cheech Marin Collection,” during a gallery walk-through at the UW Art Museum. Free.

Friday, Sept. 22, 3:30 p.m. -- The Dance Theatre of Harlem, the UW Department of Theatre and Dance’s 2017-18 Eminent Artists-in-Residence, will present “Dancing in the Streets,” an informal dance jam session in Simpson Plaza. Free.

Friday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m. -- “Meet the Dancers,” a question-and-answer session with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, will be in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Crane Studio. Free.

Friday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m. -- UW’s American Heritage Center (AHC) will host a panel discussion, “Following the Manito Trail: A Conversation with the Researchers,” in the AHC’s Stock Growers Room. “Following the Manito Trail” is an interdisciplinary ethnographic project that documents Hispanic New Mexican, or Manito, migration from New Mexico to different parts of the U.S. during the last century. Free.

Friday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m. -- The UW Art Museum will celebrate fall exhibitions with an opening reception. The evening will include refreshments and live music. Free.

Friday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. -- 7220 Entertainment will screen “Baby Driver” in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Friday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “The Weird, Bizarre and Stranger Things of Space.” A free STAR Observatory tour (weather dependent) follows at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $3 for students and $4 for non-students, Physical Sciences Building basement. Advance tickets are available in the Physical Sciences Building, Room 204.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m. -- Cowgirl volleyball vs. University of New Mexico, UniWyo Sports Complex. Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 8:15 p.m. -- Cowboy football vs. University of Hawaii, War Memorial Stadium. Ticket prices vary.


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