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Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Speaker Series

Fall 2013 Award Recipient

Edward Barbier, John S. Bugas Professor of Economics
Department of Economics & Finance, College of Business

"Scarcity and Frontiers--How Economies have Developed through Natural Resource Exploitation"

November 11, 2013, 4:10 p.m., 129 Classroom Building

Spring 2014 Award Recipient

Bart Geerts, Professor
Department of Atmospheric Science, College of Engineering & Applied Science

"Enhanced Water Recovery from Clouds:  Is it Possible?"

April 16, 2014, 4:10 p.m., 306 Classroom Building

Call for Nominations for 2014-15 to be announced Spring 2014

The Faculty Senate Speaker Series is an award established by the Faculty Senate to be awarded to a fall and a spring semester recipient of each academic year. Nominations are open to all faculty and academic professionals. The award carries an honorarium of $1000 and requires two lectures, one on the UW campus and one at the UW-Casper campus. Travel expenses to Casper are provided.

The following should be included in the nomination packet:

  1. Nomination letter (self, peer, chair, or dean), stressing ability to address a general audience and topic of broad general interest
  2. At least one supporting letter from a peer
  3. At least one supporting letter from a student
  4. Self statement describing the topic (an abstract of about 100 words)
  5. Nominee's current CV

    Faculty Speakers will be chosen on the basis of:
  • An exemplary research record;
  • A record of successfully engaging the three elements of the University's mission: teaching, research and/or creative activity, and service;
  • A demonstrated ability to address a general audience in a stimulating and coherent manner;
  • A topic of potentially broad general interest.


The selection committee comprises former award winners.

Deadline for nominations:  March 31, 2014

Send nominations to:

Speaker Series Selection Committee
Faculty Senate Office
Room 227 Wyoming Hall

Or, from off campus:

Speaker Series Selection Committee
Faculty Senate Office
Department 3961
1000 E University Avenue
Laramie Wyoming 82071

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