Mar
4
Sat
Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time @ Cody Theatre
Mar 4 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time @ Cody Theatre | Cody | Wyoming | United States

Tibet and China have had a complex relationship for 1500 years. Wars have been fought, treaties signed, then ignored in the next conquest. But there was always trade. In this presentation, National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins takes us on a journey down the forgotten Tea Horse Road. For almost 1000 years there was a stone-paved road that connected Ya’an, the tea-growing capital of Sichuan province, with Lhasa, the 12,000-foot high capital of Tibet. Tea was essential to daily life in Tibet, and China’s feudal kingdoms needed war horses. For centuries China and Tibet were on equal footing, but the ascendancy of China in the second half of the 20th century has devastated Tibet and Tibetan culture. With National Geographic images, Jenkins reveals the modern lives of the Tibetans, and the Chinese, and the geopolitics that have always connected them.

A critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist, Mark Jenkins covers geopolitics, the environment and adventure for National Geographic. Jenkins’ writing has won numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for “The Healing Fields” story about landmines in Cambodia and a National Magazine Award for photojournalism with colleague Brint Stirton, for “Who Murdered The Mountain Gorillas” – both of which were the focus of previous World to Wyoming tours around Wyoming. Jenkins is the author of four books and his work has appeared in dozens of national and international magazines.  He has his BA in Philosophy and MS in Geography from the University of Wyoming.

Sponsored by the UW Office of Academic Affairs, Global and Area Studies, Outreach School, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, thinkWY | Wyoming Humanities, the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation, Buffalo Bill Center for the West, National Wildlife Museum and our Wyoming college partners who help us bring the World to Wyoming tour around Wyoming.

Mar
5
Sun
Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time @ National Museum of Wildlife Art
Mar 5 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time @ National Museum of Wildlife Art | Jackson | Wyoming | United States

Tibet and China have had a complex relationship for 1500 years. Wars have been fought, treaties signed, then ignored in the next conquest. But there was always trade. In this presentation, National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins takes us on a journey down the forgotten Tea Horse Road. For almost 1000 years there was a stone-paved road that connected Ya’an, the tea-growing capital of Sichuan province, with Lhasa, the 12,000-foot high capital of Tibet. Tea was essential to daily life in Tibet, and China’s feudal kingdoms needed war horses. For centuries China and Tibet were on equal footing, but the ascendancy of China in the second half of the 20th century has devastated Tibet and Tibetan culture. With National Geographic images, Jenkins reveals the modern lives of the Tibetans, and the Chinese, and the geopolitics that have always connected them.

A critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist, Mark Jenkins covers geopolitics, the environment and adventure for National Geographic. Jenkins’ writing has won numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for “The Healing Fields” story about landmines in Cambodia and a National Magazine Award for photojournalism with colleague Brint Stirton, for “Who Murdered The Mountain Gorillas” – both of which were the focus of previous World to Wyoming tours around Wyoming. Jenkins is the author of four books and his work has appeared in dozens of national and international magazines.  He has his BA in Philosophy and MS in Geography from the University of Wyoming.

Sponsored by the UW Office of Academic Affairs, Global and Area Studies, Outreach School, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, thinkWY | Wyoming Humanities, the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation, Buffalo Bill Center for the West, National Wildlife Museum and our Wyoming college partners who help us bring the World to Wyoming tour around Wyoming.

Mar
7
Tue
“Hand to God”: a “Creation Station” Production @ University of Wyoming Ag Auditorium
Mar 7 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
"Hand to God": a "Creation Station" Production @ University of Wyoming Ag Auditorium | Laramie | Wyoming | United States

Come see The Queen’s Players perform the fresh-off-Broadway play, Hand to God, followed by an interactive talk back with scholar Lori Howe.

This dynamic play is the award-winning child of New York playwright Robert Askins.  It is a zany concept of a boy who turns to his hand puppet for comfort after the death of his father.

Following the performance, everyone will have a chance to stretch their legs, help themselves to lemonade, coffee, and tea, and enjoy the hour-long talk back session.  This play was written to challenge and encourage audience members to examine their own part in current social norms, and the talk-back will encourage audience members to question their own beliefs, churches, and parenting choices.

Mar
8
Wed
“Hand to God”: a “Creation Station” Production @ University of Wyoming Ag Auditorium
Mar 8 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
"Hand to God": a "Creation Station" Production @ University of Wyoming Ag Auditorium | Laramie | Wyoming | United States

Come see The Queen’s Players perform the fresh-off-Broadway play, Hand to God, followed by an interactive talk back with scholar Lori Howe.

This dynamic play is the award-winning child of New York playwright Robert Askins.  It is a zany concept of a boy who turns to his hand puppet for comfort after the death of his father.

Following the performance, everyone will have a chance to stretch their legs, help themselves to lemonade, coffee, and tea, and enjoy the hour-long talk back session.  This play was written to challenge and encourage audience members to examine their own part in current social norms, and the talk-back will encourage audience members to question their own beliefs, churches, and parenting choices.

Mar
9
Thu
Read, Rant, Relate: “Our House” @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 of the Laramie Plains Civic Center
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Read, Rant, Relate: "Our House" @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 of the Laramie Plains Civic Center | Laramie | Wyoming | United States

Experience a new piece of contemporary dramatic literature every month with Relative Theatrics. Participants will engage directly with modern plays by listening to actor-led readings of the texts, then joining discussions breaking down the thematic elements of the works and their relevance to today’s society.

In March, come discuss Theresa Rebeck’s Our House.  When reality collides with reality TV, we find ourselves front and center in a drama that holds the nation riveted.  The play is a deliciously scathing new comedy that takes on a media-obsessed culture intent on turning even the most sobering crisis into sexy entertainment.  A darkly comic look at America’s obsession with “reality” television.

Mar
15
Wed
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Natrona County High School
Mar 15 @ 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Natrona County High School | Casper | Wyoming | United States

How does Islam interact with Modernity?  Given the contemporary discourse about issues related to Islam, it is important to discuss matters such as conservative or fundamentalist religious movements, human right issues, politicized religion and misgovernment, religion and science, and many others in an atmosphere that recognizes the issues have Islamic manifestations that are culturally unique yet hardly limited to Islam, and with an approach that avoids seeing Islam simply as a set of issues and problems.

Dr. Ward’s presentation extends beyond the news to highlight selected contemporary trends and movements among the world’s Muslim people.  A brief and condensed introduction to the history and religion of Islam is followed by a discussion of a few contemporary Islamic topics reflecting current issues, that have been identified and examined by University of Wyoming students during a semester long course taught by the presenter.

Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Lander Bar Coulter Loft
Mar 15 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Lander Bar Coulter Loft | Lander | Wyoming | United States

Given the contemporary discourse about issues related to Islam, it is important to discuss matters such as conservative or fundamentalist religious movements, human right issues, politicized religion and misgovernment, religion and science, and many others in an atmosphere that recognizes the issues have Islamic manifestations that are culturally unique yet hardly limited to Islam, and with an approach that avoids seeing Islam simply as a set of issues and problems.

Dr. Ward’s presentation goes beyond the news to highlight selected contemporary trends and movements among the world’s Muslim people.  A brief and condensed introduction to the history and religion of Islam is followed by a discussion of a few contemporary Islamic topics reflecting current issues, that have been identified and examined by University of Wyoming students during a semester long course taught by the presenter.

Mar
16
Thu
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Northwest Community College
Mar 16 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Northwest Community College | Powell | Wyoming | United States

Given the contemporary discourse about issues related to Islam, it is important to discuss matters such as conservative or fundamentalist religious movements, human right issues, politicized religion and misgovernment, religion and science, and many others in an atmosphere that recognizes the issues have Islamic manifestations that are culturally unique yet hardly limited to Islam, and with an approach that avoids seeing Islam simply as a set of issues and problems.

Dr. Ward’s presentation goes beyond the news to highlight selected contemporary trends and movements among the world’s Muslim people.  A brief and condensed introduction to the history and religion of Islam is followed by a discussion of a few contemporary Islamic topics reflecting current issues, that have been identified and examined by University of Wyoming students during a semester long course taught by the presenter.

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