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University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 8-14

October 4, 2018

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

Monday, Oct. 8, 3:10 p.m. -- The UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Paul Wallace, head of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon. The lecture will be in the S.H. Knight Geology Building, Room 216. A reception will follow in the UW Geological Museum. Free.

Monday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. -- The UW Department of English presents Paul Sturtevant, an author, historian and researcher of the Middle Ages. Sturtevant will discuss “Misusing the Middle Ages” in the Classroom Building, Room 314. Free.

Monday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. -- The 7220 Entertainment Fine Arts and Lectures Committee presents Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union. Strossen will discuss “Free Speech on Campus: What Limits Should There Be?” in the UW College of Education auditorium. A question-and-answer session and a meet-and-greet will follow Strossen’s presentation at 8:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 12:20 p.m. -- The UW Division of Kinesiology and Health’s Intellectual Community Seminar Series presents Danielle Bruns and Emily Schmitt, assistant professors in the division. They will discuss “Back to the Bench: A Basic Science Approach to Studying Human Health” in the Corbett Building, Room 137. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. -- The UW Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will host Massimo Pigliucci, a professor of philosophy at the City University of New York. He will discuss stoicism as a philosophy of life in the UW College of Business Scarlett Auditorium. Free.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m. -- The UW Department of English presents a visiting speaker panel on surveillance in the Classroom Building, Room 142. Katie Conrad, chair of the Department of English at the University of Kansas, and Matthew Spangler, a professor of performance studies at San Jose State University, will discuss “They’re Watching You!: Vulnerable Populations and the Culture of Surveillance.” Free.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. -- Cowgirl volleyball vs. Utah State University, UniWyo Sports Complex. Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, Oct. 11-Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. -- The UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources will host Mountainfilm on Tour at the Gryphon Theatre, located at 710 E. Garfield St. in Laramie. Free. 

Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. -- StudioWYO presents folk-rock artists Tie Hack and Timothy John. The show will take place in The Gardens, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 11-Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. -- The UW Department of Theatre and Dance will open the fall season with “Below the Navel Above the Knees” in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre. Tickets cost $14 for the public, $11 for senior citizens and $7 for students. Tickets are available at the Performing Arts box office and the Wyoming Union information desk, by calling (307) 766-6666 or going online at

Friday, Oct. 12-Saturday, Oct. 13 -- UW will host the 18th annual statewide Wyoming Latina Youth Conference for Latina students in grades 5-12. To register and view a schedule of events, go to

Friday, Oct. 12, 4:10 p.m. -- The UW Department of Anthropology and the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research present Daniel Murphy, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Cincinnati. Murphy will discuss “Gambling Livelihoods on the Steppe: Debt, Insurance and the Financialization of Risk in Mongolia” in the Anthropology Building, Room 150. Free.

Friday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m. -- Cowboy and Cowgirl swimming and diving vs. New Mexico State University, Corbett Building. Free.

Friday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. -- A remembrance vigil for Matthew Shepard, a UW student from Casper who was murdered in 1998, will be at the Associated Students of UW student memorial plaza on Prexy’s Pasture.

Friday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. -- The 7220 Entertainment Films Committee will screen “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. -- UW Planetarium show, “The Milky Way and Beyond.” 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, or by going online at and clicking on “Planetarium Schedule.”

Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. -- The UW Geological Museum and the Wyoming State Geological Survey will host “Wyoming ROCKS! The Art of Our Geology” at the UW Geological Museum. Activities will include geologic formation sand art, a sandbox art competition and 3-D printing. Free.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. -- UW Planetarium show, “The Art of Seeing Exo-Planets.” The planetarium will partner with the UW Geological Museum to celebrate “Wyoming ROCKS! The Art of Our Geology.” The shows are free of charge for participants of the “Wyoming ROCKS!” celebration.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. -- Cowgirl volleyball vs. Boise State University, UniWyo Sports Complex. Ticket prices vary.

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