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University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

November 22, 2017
pronghorn antelope in the middle of a stream
Wildlife photojournalist Joe Riis, a UW alumnus, will present on his wildlife photography adventures Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at Laramie’s Gryphon Theatre. (Joe Riis Photo)

These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 27-Dec. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

Monday, Nov. 27, 3:10 p.m. -- The UW Department of Geology and Geophysics Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Ye Zhang, a UW associate professor in the department. Zhang’s talk will take place in the S.H. Knight Geology Building, Room 216. A reception will follow in the UW Geological Museum. Free.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 12:20 p.m. -- The UW Division of Kinesiology and Health’s Intellectual Community Seminar Series presents David Jones, a UW professor and interim dean of the College of Health Sciences. Jones will discuss “Strength Training for the Deficient Levator Veli Palatini Muscle in Speakers with Repaired Cleft Palate” in the Corbett Building, Room 137. Free.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “Seeing.” 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 www.uwyo.edu/physics/ and clicking on “Planetarium Schedule.”

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m. -- An opening reception for “An Ecologically True Story: Rethinking the Fable of the Tortoise and the Hare” will take place in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. Bethann Garramon Merkle, an artist, writer and naturalist, will give a reading during the exhibition opening. Refreshments will be provided. Free.

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m. -- 7220 Entertainment presents folk music group Elephant Revival with guest band The Deer in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 3 p.m. -- The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities presents Andrew Imparato, executive director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. He will discuss “The Impact of Grassroots Advocacy on Disability Policy” in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, Salon B. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 4:10 p.m. -- The UW Faculty Senate Speaker Series presents Jason Shogren, the Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management in the UW College of Business. Shogren will discuss “Commitment Towards the Public Good” in the Classroom Building, Room 310. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 5:30-7 p.m. -- The UW Ceramic Art Guild will host a silent auction in the Visual Arts Building lobby.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m. -- The UW Art Museum will host a tree lighting and silent auction. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. -- The UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Wyoming Migration Initiative present Joe Riis, a National Geographic wildlife photojournalist and UW alumnus. Riis will share work from his new book, “Yellowstone Migrations,” in Laramie’s Gryphon Theatre, located at 710 E. Garfield St. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. -- Studio WYO will host Open Mic Night in the Wyoming Union Gardens, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. -- The UW Department of Music’s Symphony Orchestra presents “Deux Pianos, Deux” in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $10 for the public; $7 for senior citizens; and $6 for students. For tickets and information, call (307) 766-6666, go online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts, or visit the Performing Arts box office or the Wyoming Union information desk.

Friday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. -- The UW Holiday Market will take place in the Performing Arts Center. More than 50 vendors will offer a wide assortment of products for sale.

Friday, Dec. 1, 6 p.m. -- A reception for Donatellia Austin and Jandey Shackelford, student artists, will be in the Visual Arts Building, THIS and THAT galleries. Free.

Friday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. -- 7220 Entertainment’s Films Committee will screen “It” in the Wyoming Union Family Room. Free.

Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. -- Planetarium show, “The Astronomy Show to Get You Interested in Astronomy!” A free STAR Observatory tour (weather dependent) follows at 8 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, or by going online at www.uwyo.edu/physics/ and clicking on “Planetarium Schedule.”

Friday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. -- The Happy Jacks, UW’s male a cappella group, will perform in the Performing Arts concert hall. Free.

Friday, Dec. 1-Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m. -- The UW Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Fall for Dance” on the Performing Arts main stage. Tickets cost $14 for the public; $11 for faculty, staff and senior citizens; and $7 for students. For tickets and information, call (307) 766-6666, go online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts, or visit the Performing Arts box office or the Wyoming Union information desk.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. -- The UW Art Museum will host Happy Holidays, Laramie! The annual event will include musical performances, refreshments, artwork by Albany County students and pictures taken with Santa Claus. Free.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. -- Planetarium show, “First Discoveries.” 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 www.uwyo.edu/physics/ and clicking on “Planetarium Schedule.”

Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- The Outdoor Program will host an outdoor gear swap in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. For more information, call (307) 766-2402.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m. -- Cowboy basketball vs. Drake University, Arena-Auditorium. Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. -- The UW Department of Music presents Antero Winds, a woodwind quintet based in Colorado. The group will perform in the Performing Arts recital hall. Free.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m. -- Cowgirl basketball vs. Idaho State University, Arena-Auditorium. Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. -- UW Jazz Studies presents “Holiday Stomp” at Altitude Chophouse and Brewery, located at 320 S. Second St. in Laramie. Advance reservations are required. For more information, call (307) 766-5222.


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