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University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 17-23

October 13, 2016

These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

Monday, Oct. 17-Friday, Oct. 21 -- Mental Health Awareness Week at UW. A variety of free events are planned.

Monday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. -- Lee Bird, vice president for student affairs at Oklahoma State University-Stillwater, will present “Freedom of Speech in the Digital Age” in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Free.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2-4 p.m. -- The School of Energy Resources presents Kirk Sorensen, president and chief technical officer of Flibe Energy. His talk, “A Status Review on the Development and Application of the Liquid-Fluoride Thorium Reactor,” will be in the Energy Innovation Center. Refreshments provided. Free.

Monday, Oct. 17, 3:10 p.m. -- The Department of Geology and Geophysics Distinguished Lecture Series presents Shemin Ge, professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Ge’s talk, “Fluid Injection Induced Seismicity -- Hydrogeology Perspective,” will take place in the S.H. Knight Geology Building, Room 216. Free.

Monday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. -- WWE Live event will take place in the Arena-Auditorium. Ticket prices vary.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, noon-1 p.m. -- The Fall 2016 Engineering Initiative Speaker Series presents Bart Geerts, professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science. Geerts will discuss “High-Resolution Modeling of Precipitation and Snowpack in Wyoming” in the Energy Innovation Center’s Encana Auditorium. Free.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. -- The UW debate team will host a presidential debate watch party in the UW College of Business auditorium. Free.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9-11 p.m. -- Guitarist Larry Keel will perform with Andy Thorn in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. -- Student debate teams from UW and the University of Pittsburgh will participate in a public debate about the Clean Power Plan. The debate will take place in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. -- Studio WYO presents punk band The Quitters in the Wyoming Union Gardens. Men of Letters, from Fort Collins, Colo., also will perform. Free.

Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. -- The Wyoming Center on Aging at UW will offer two Alzheimer’s disease workshops at the UW Conference Center. To register, go to Free.

Friday, Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m. -- A reception for Cody Cikanek and Alyssa Maurer, student artists, will be in the Visual Arts Building, THIS and THAT galleries. Free. 

Friday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 11:30 p.m. -- The 7220 Entertainment Films Committee presents “Suicide Squad” in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. -- UW Cultural Programs presents the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $23 for the public, $19 for senior citizens and $10 for students. For tickets, call (307) 766-6666, visit the Performing Arts box office, or go online at

Friday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “Future Skies.” 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 the Physical Sciences Building, Room 204.

Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. -- Cowgirl soccer vs. San Diego State, Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex. Ticket prices vary.

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