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UW Professor's Publications Ranked Among World's Best in Marine Ecosystem Services

July 29, 2013 — Having articles published by some of the world’s leading scientific journals has become almost expected of University of Wyoming Professor Edward Barbier. But even he was taken aback by the results of an international survey that ranked three of his articles among the top five publications in marine ecosystem services.

October 2013

Four to Receive UW Distinguished Alumni Awards

October 2, 2013 — Four University of Wyoming graduates will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards during UW Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 12.

UW Professors to Discuss Research Work at Jackson Saturday U Program

October 2, 2013 — The science of taxidermy, what Chinese Singaporeans believe about burying their dead, and recognizing mountain avalanche signs are among topics Saturday, Oct. 12, in Jackson for the fall term of Saturday U -- the University of Wyoming's free one-day college education program.

Texas Sheriff is Grand Marshal for UW Homecoming Parade

October 4, 2013 — Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Susan L. Pamerleau, sheriff of Bexar County, Texas, will be the grand marshal of the annual University of Wyoming Homecoming parade.

Two UW Faculty Members Receive Anadarko Fellowships

October 7, 2013 — Barry Brewer, Department of Management and Marketing assistant professor, and Dongmei Li, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering assistant professor, are this year’s recipients of Anadarko Fellowships for University of Wyoming faculty.

September 2013

‘Chicanitas’ and Neltje Exhibitions Highlight UW Art Museum Openings Friday

September 4, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will celebrate the opening of its fall exhibitions at a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

UW’s Nationally Recognized Nordic Ski Team Invited to World University Games

September 12, 2013 — For the second time in two years, the University of Wyoming’s nationally recognized men’s and women’s Nordic ski club teams have been invited to compete in in the World University Games -- this time Dec. 11-21 in Trentino, Italy.

UW Celebrates the Rochelle Gateway Center in Topping-Off Ceremony

September 13, 2013 — The University of Wyoming celebrated the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center in a topping-off ceremony Thursday (Sept. 12). The ceremony marks a high point in a facility that will serve UW students for generations.

Football Game, Parade, Highlight UW Homecoming Schedule

September 23, 2013 — “This is the West … Forever Brown and Gold" is the theme of the 2013 University of Wyoming Homecoming, Oct. 5-12.

Maggie Farrell is Candidate for ALA Presidency

September 30, 2013 — Maggie Farrell, University of Wyoming libraries dean, is one of two candidates for the 2015-16 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

June 2013

Jo Chytka Directs UW’s Johnson Career Center

June 3, 2013 — Jo Chytka is the new director of the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Business Career Center at the University of Wyoming College of Business.

UW Student Selected as Tillman Scholar

June 7, 2013 — University of Wyoming College of Law student Cash Freeman has been selected as a Tillman Military Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year. The one-year scholarship is worth $13,000.

Animal Science Society Honors UW's Scott Lake

June 17, 2013 — The American Society of Animal Science will present its Western Section Young Extension Award to Scott Lake, assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science.

Retiring UW President Donates Books to Meeteetse Library

June 14, 2013 — During his 35-year career at the University of Wyoming, retiring President Tom Buchanan has accumulated a large and wide-ranging personal collection of books.

Murphy Receives NACTA Teaching Award

June 10, 2013 — Melanie Murphy, assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, has received the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Teaching Award of Merit.

May 2013

Brett Deacon Receives UW Student Alumni Association Faculty Award

May 6, 2013 — A committee of University of Wyoming Student Alumni Association members has selected Brett Deacon, Department of Psychology associate professor, as this year’s Outstanding Faculty Award recipient.

UW’s Prather Receives Freshman Teaching Honor

May 6, 2013 — For many first-year students at the University of Wyoming, the introductory general biology course (LIFE1010) is one of the most challenging classes they will take during their freshman year.

UW College of Arts and Sciences Names 2013 Outstanding Graduates

May 14, 2013 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences has selected its outstanding graduating students for the 2012-13 academic year.

UW Breaks Ground on Buchanan Center for Performing Arts

May 10, 2013 — Citing retiring President Tom Buchanan’s dedication to the arts in Wyoming, the University of Wyoming today (Friday) broke ground to begin construction on the new Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

Four UW Students Receive Storer Awards, Earn Opportunity to Teach Science Education

May 9, 2013 — Four University of Wyoming students will gain experience teaching science -- to elementary school students in the outdoors -- in Saratoga this summer.

April 2013

UW to Confer Two Honorary Degrees

April 12, 2013 — The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon two individuals who are recognized internationally as leaders in their professions.

UW Law Professor Noah Novogrodsky Honored for Excellence in Internationalization

April 15, 2013 — Associate Professor of Law Noah Novogrodsky’s efforts to ensure University of Wyoming students have opportunities to hone their skills in international law have earned him UW’s 2013 Faculty Award for Internationalization.

UW College of Business Program Has Audience Beyond Wyoming Borders

April 15, 2013 — A workshop using author James P. Owen’s “Cowboy Ethics” book as its organizing concept is being used by the University of Wyoming College of Business and the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership.

Laramie Company With UW Origins Sells Its Business to Autodesk

April 5, 2013 — Firehole Composites, a Laramie-based company whose origins sprung from the University of Wyoming’s Department of Mechanical Engineering 25 years ago, was recently purchased by Autodesk Inc., which focuses on 3-D design, engineering and entertainment software.

Annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice Begins Wednesday

April 2, 2013 — Panel discussions, lectures, performances and other activities to help eliminate social inequality are scheduled during the 17th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice April 3-6 at the University of Wyoming.

March 2013

First Lady Carol Mead Hosts Community Forum on Literacy Friday

March 6, 2013 — Wyoming First Lady Carol Mead will host a community literacy forum Friday, March 8, at 11:45 a.m. at the Albany County Library Meeting Room. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author David McCullough at UW April 16

March 13, 2013 — Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author David McCullough will speak Tuesday, April 16, at the University of Wyoming. His talk is free and open to the public.

UW Sets Record for External Research Funding

March 13, 2013 — Faculty members at the University of Wyoming received a record $86 million in external funding in the 2012 fiscal year.

UW Assistant Professor Receives Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Award

March 18, 2013 — Exemplary contributions in teaching and advising of range management students at the undergraduate level has netted a teaching award for a University of Wyoming wildlife habitat restoration ecologist.

UW Rodeo Teams Ready to Challenge for Regional Titles This Spring

March 13, 2013 — The University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team was expected to challenge for a Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) title this year. What wasn’t expected -- the immediate rise of the Cowgirls’ team.

UW Spring Enrollment Shows Increase

March 7, 2013 — Steady enrollment growth is continuing at the University of Wyoming, with 12,873 students enrolled for the spring semester.

February 2013

ExxonMobil Donates $2.5 Million to UW

February 7, 2013 — A grant from ExxonMobil will support science and technology education programs at the University of Wyoming, including research into technologies that improve the production of oil and gas, UW announced today (Thursday).

Laramie Conservation Expo Offers Ways to Conserve Water and Energy

February 4, 2013 — “Watershed,” Robert Redford’s new film about the threats to the Colorado River Basin, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the University of Wyoming’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium.

UW’s Bim Kendall House Awarded Prestigious LEED Building Certification

January 22, 2013 — The University of Wyoming’s Bim Kendall House has been awarded LEED Gold recognition.

Six Outstanding Student Soloists to Vie for Top Prize in Jacoby Competition

February 22, 2013 — Six will perform. Only one will be chosen as the University of Wyoming’s finest student musician during the Dorothy Jacoby Student Soloist Competition Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

UW-Led Research Shows Slight Decline in Big Game Antler, Horn Size

February 1, 2013 — A team of scientists led by a University of Wyoming researcher recently reported that the size of trophy horns and antlers of most species of North American big game has declined slightly over the past century, most likely as a result of intensive harvest of males.

January 2013

Hess Pledges $4.4 Million to UW for Energy Research

January 18, 2013 — Hess Corporation has committed to giving the University of Wyoming $4.4 million to support UW’s Center for Advanced Oil and Gas Technologies Nano Resolution Imaging Laboratory, Governor Matt Mead and UW President Tom Buchanan announced today (Friday).

Drilling Simulator Will Allow UW to Expand Courses, Provide Industry With Experience

January 14, 2013 — A Drilling Simulator Teaching Lab is expected to expand course offerings in engineering at the University of Wyoming, provide students and industry personnel drilling experience, and will eventually offer professional well control certifications for drillers.

Ultra Petroleum’s $2 Million Gift Supports UW Energy Research

January 15, 2013 — A $2 million gift commitment from Ultra Petroleum Corp. will support and enhance the University of Wyoming’s energy research and academic program, the university announced today (Tuesday).

Resource Helps UW Faculty and Staff to Obtain Funding from Private Sources

January 28, 2013 — Are you searching for more funding sources for your program or research?

UW Geological Museum Reopens Jan. 12

January 7, 2013 — After its first makeover in nearly 60 years, the University of Wyoming’s Geological Museum is ready to reopen to the public.

December 2012

Endowment Benefits UW Students Majoring in American Indian, Global and Area Studies

December 20, 2012 — Jordan Dresser and Amanda King have high praise for the experiences they received in interdisciplinary programs at the University of Wyoming, and both know that future students in the programs will have even greater educational opportunities.

Survey Shows Public Gives UW High Marks

December 14, 2012 — Wyoming residents have given the University of Wyoming its highest marks since polling on UW’s performance began in 1984.

UW’s Energy Innovation Center Will Provide World-Class Capabilities

December 5, 2012 — University of Wyoming researchers, students and industry will soon have world-class energy research facilities at their disposal when the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) opens in January.

Older 2012

UW Breaks Ground on Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

October 12, 2012 — The University of Wyoming broke ground Saturday on the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, a dramatic state-of-the-art welcoming center that, among other things, will launch students into successful lives through recruiting and networking opportunities.

$6 Million McMurry Gift Supports Gateway Center

October 10, 2012 — Philanthropists and entrepreneurs Mick and Susie McMurry have contributed a $6 million leadership gift toward the University of Wyoming’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. The gift was announced at a special luncheon today (Wednesday).

UW Announces Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center Gift of $10 Million

September 7, 2012 — The University of Wyoming today (Friday) announced a historic $10 million gift from philanthropist Marian Rochelle that will support the construction of a state-of-the art Gateway Center that will become the signature entrance facility to the university, connecting students, alumni and friends.

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