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University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 12-18

September 8, 2016
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Comedian Paula Poundstone will perform in the UW Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall Friday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. (

These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3-5 p.m. -- The College of Arts and Sciences Transfer and Nontraditional Student Welcome Reception will be held in the A&S lobby and patio. Free.

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. -- The UW Institute for Advanced Study presents “Water at Risk: Managing Life’s Essential Element,” a panel discussion, in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium. Free.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- The Wellness Center will host an open house in Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, Room 107. Free.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. -- “Between Trust and Fear,” a panel discussion about religion, will take place in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The discussion is in conjunction with “The Bridge,” an international, interfaith art exhibition. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m. -- Peter Wittig, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States, will discuss “A World in Turmoil -- The Importance of the Trans-Atlantic Partnership in the Context of Global Crises” in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 3 p.m. -- UW President Laurie Nichols will provide updates on key issues and initiatives during the UW Fall Convocation in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 5-7 p.m. -- A reception for “Visual Extraction,” an art exhibition by UW student Robert Bryans, will be in Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. -- The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources will host a film screening of “Our Local Epic” and launch party for the new B.S. in environmental systems science at the Gryphon Theatre, 710 E. Garfield St. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. -- “Buddha and the Breath: An artistic experience inspired by human anatomical exploration” will include music, poetry readings, prose writing, dance and visual art in the Performing Arts Center recital hall. The program is part of the UW Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series. Free.

Friday, Sept. 16, noon -- The School of Energy Resources Speaker Series presents Rebecca Fushimi, research scientist at the Idaho National Laboratory. Her talk, “TAP Reactor System for Materials Characterization,” will be in the Energy Innovation Center’s Encana Auditorium. Lunch provided. Free.

Friday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m. -- Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation will be held in the A&S auditorium. Carl L. Hart, A&S outstanding alumnus 2015, will deliver the keynote speech. Free.

Friday, Sept. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. -- UW’s Wyoming Center on Aging hosts a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” at the Farmers Market in downtown Laramie. Free.

Friday, Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m. -- An opening and reception for fiber artist Doris Florig’s exhibit, “The Fiber of Life,” will take place in the Berry Center. Free.

Friday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. -- The Outdoor Program sponsors the REEL ROCK Film Tour, featuring climbing and adventure films, in the College of Education Building auditorium. Free.

Friday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. -- Comedian Paula Poundstone will perform in the Performing Arts Center concert hall. Tickets cost $35 for the public; $30 for senior citizens, UW faculty and staff; and $15 for UW students. For tickets and information, call (307) 766-6666, go online at, or visit the Performing Arts box office or the Wyoming Union information desk.

Friday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “Water Around the Worlds.” A STAR Observatory tour follows at 9 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, Sept. 16, 9 p.m. -- Glow Fest, sponsored by 7220 Entertainment, Wyoming Union. Free to UW students.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m. -- Cowboy football vs. UC Davis, War Memorial Stadium. Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2:30-9:30 p.m. -- A traditional Chinese festival, “Mid-Autumn Festival,” will take place in the Wyoming Union Ballroom and Prexy’s Pasture.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. -- “Blue Like Me,” a film about Jewish artist Siona Benjamin’s life in India, will be shown, and Benjamin will discuss her art in the College of Agriculture Building auditorium. The program is in conjunction with “The Bridge,” an international, interfaith art exhibition. Free.

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