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The University of Wyoming Foundation is an independent nonprofit corporation dedicated to securing, managing, and stewarding private gifts in support of the University of Wyoming's missions in teaching, research, and public service. Because UW is the state's premier four-year institution of higher education, private support from alumni and friends has never been more important.

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Judge Barrett Estate Funds Student Trial Experience

summer trial institute

The Summer Trial Institute is boot camp for future trial lawyers, and their participation is made possible by a fund established by Judge James E. Barrett, who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for 40 years. 

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Private Giving to UW tops $50 Million for Second Year

August 28, 2014 — For the fiscal year ending June 30, private giving to the University of Wyoming reached $50.7 million, the second year in a row that UW fundraising has exceeded $50 million.

UW Entomologists Discover Mummy-Making Wasps in Ecuador

May 14, 2014 — Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Ellen DeGeneres have more in common than being celebrity talk show hosts. They also have new wasp species named after them as a result of work conducted by University of Wyoming entomologist Scott Shaw.

UW’s Women in Science Conference to Host More Than 500 Students from Wyoming

May 8, 2014 — More than 500 female high school and middle school students from Wyoming will converge on the University of Wyoming Tuesday, May 13, to discover their potential future -- one that may very well include a career as a scientist or an engineer.

UW Offers In-State Tuition for Military Veteran Students

May 7, 2014 — Through a new state law, the University of Wyoming now offers in-state tuition to qualified military veteran students.

UW Announces Commencement Schedule and Speakers

April 21, 2014 — Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield and famed Wyoming trial lawyer and author Gerry Spence will be among speakers during University of Wyoming spring commencement ceremonies.

UW Gateway Center Brings People Together

April 18, 2014 — A gathering place for all -- that is what the University of Wyoming’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center will be.

UW Museum Celebrates Dinosaur Statue Anniversary Friday and Saturday

April 9, 2014 — The life-sized copper statue of Tyrannosaurus rex that guards the front of the University of Wyoming’s Geological Museum will mark the 50th anniversary of its dedication Friday, April 11.

UW Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in Romania

April 7, 2014 — Linda Kidwell, associate professor in the University of Wyoming College of Business Department of Accounting, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study and teach next spring semester in Romania’s Bucharest University of Economic Studies.

UW’s Piri Named Wyoming Excellence Chair in Petroleum Engineering

April 7, 2014 — A University of Wyoming professor who is an international leader in the study of the flow of fluid in porous media has been appointed to a prestigious endowed professorship at UW.

Light Fixtures Connect Nature and Tradition with the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

April 4, 2014 — The Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art welcoming center for the University of Wyoming, will incorporate many distinctive features, including light fixtures that are handcrafted by the Buffalo-based metalsmith company Frontier Ironworks.

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Keeping Up with Teaching Trends

The field of teaching is always growing and changing, and faculty at the University of Wyoming are keen to keep up with the trends. The John P. Ellbogen Summer Institute—and the endowment that supports it—allows them to do just that.

2013 EFR: American Heritage Center

Mark Greene, Director of the American Heritage Center, located on the campus of the University of Wyoming, speaks to the importance of private contributors and the impacts they have on the Center, its employees, and the collections housed there.

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