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Sullivan Family Student Center Dedicated Friday

January 14, 2011 — A state-of-the-art student center located within the College of Education named in honor of former U.S. Ambassador and Wyoming Gov. Mike Sullivan, his wife Jane, and the Sullivan family was formally dedicated Friday at the University of Wyoming.


Freudenthal Leaves Office Very Popular with Citizens

January 4, 2011 — Gov. Dave Freudenthal ends his term with a favorable rating among Wyoming residents, according to a recent University of Wyoming poll.

Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications Available at UW

January 6, 2011 — Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of Wyoming. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 1.


UW Outreach Librarian Honored for Distance Learning Contributions

February 28, 2011 — Cassandra Kvenild, assistant librarian in the University of Wyoming Libraries Reference and Instruction Department, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

SafeRide Marks 10th Anniversary at UW

February 14, 2011 — SafeRide, the University of Wyoming’s free public transportation system for UW students and the Laramie community, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week.


Cheyenne, Wheatland Teams Win UW Engineering Competition

March 3, 2011 — Teams from Cheyenne and Wheatland won their respective divisions in a statewide engineering problem-solving contest at the University of Wyoming. Wheatland High School placed first in the Small School Junior Varsity competition and Cheyenne East High School was first in the Large School Varsity division.

Devon Energy Donates Support Vehicle to Wyoming Conservation Corps

March 9, 2011 — The Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) received a major boost recently from Devon Energy, which donated a new GMC Sierra 1500 truck to be used to support the program’s service projects on public lands across Wyoming.


Aging Brain Subject of Wyoming PBS Documentary

April 20, 2011 — Steps people can take to preserve the health of their brain as they age will be the focus of a television documentary at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, on Wyoming Public Television.

Nursing Faculty Member Named to National Panel

March 21, 2011 — Catherine Beck, an adjunct professor in the University of Wyoming School of Nursing, is one of only 10 nurses nationwide to be seated on a national panel.


Hathaway Family Classroom Dedicated in College of Business Building

May 9, 2011 — Brent Hathaway received quite the surprise recently when a classroom in the new University of Wyoming College of Business was named in honor of his family.

UW Effort Helps Land Use Planning in Wyoming Cities, Counties

May 4, 2011 — A new University of Wyoming initiative will assist land use development planning in cities and counties throughout Wyoming.


Keener Fry Named UW Alumni Association Executive Director

June 3, 2011 — Keener Fry has been named executive director of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association. He was selected following a national search led by Dan Haley, the association’s past president.

Students Receive UW Alumni Association Scholarships

June 27, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association recently awarded scholarships to Wyoming high school graduates. Recipients are selected annually from five districts within the state and will receive $1,500 per year for four years.


Military Veterans Study Abroad Grant Available at UW

July 21, 2011 — University of Wyoming military veteran students have an opportunity to study abroad during the 2012 academic year.

NIH Awards UW $5 Million to Continue Neuroscience Research

July 13, 2011 — Understanding how the brain changes during development and in response to the environment, the development of drugs to treat chronic pain and new insights into the treatment of Huntington's disease are among neuroscience advances at the University of Wyoming that will be bolstered by a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.


Forbes Ranks UW Among Nation’s Best Value Colleges

August 4, 2011 — The University of Wyoming has been ranked as one of the best value colleges in the United States by Forbes.

UW Scientist Peers Into Cell Division Mechanics

August 3, 2011 — A researcher at the University of Wyoming is peeling away the mysteries enshrouding a cellular process occurring billions of times a day in a body, is absolutely precious to life and traces back through the murky eons of time to our origins – a living Xerox copier set on automatic.


Dinner with Gorbachev?

September 15, 2011 — University of Wyoming students have an opportunity to dine with one of the most influential world leaders of the 20th century, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.

UW Alumnus Brings Comic Musical to Campus

September 20, 2011 — Happiness and its dysfunctional and often hilarious pursuit is the theme of a new comic musical that will have its premiere at the University of Wyoming this month.


Gorbachev Visit Highlights UW Internationalization Efforts

October 6, 2011 — Mikhail Gorbachev’s appearance at the University of Wyoming on Oct. 14 is part of UW's ongoing efforts to provide meaningful internationalization experiences for its. students, faculty and the residents of Wyoming.

Three to Receive UW Distinguished Alumni Awards

October 5, 2011 — Three University of Wyoming graduates will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards during UW Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 15.

UW Professor Wins High Plains Book Award

October 17, 2011 — University of Wyoming Department of English Professor Alyson Hagy is the recipient of the High Plains Book Award for the best book of fiction. It is the second time she has won the award, previously receiving the best woman writer award.


UW Professor Receives NSF Grant to Study Nanoparticles in Drinking Water

November 4, 2011 — Jonathan Brant, assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, received a $300,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the ability of water treatment plants to remove manufactured nanomaterials from drinking water.

Wyoming State High School Football Championships

November 12, 2011 — Sheridan won its second 4A state football championship in the past three years after rolling over Cheyenne East 42-14 Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium at the University of Wyoming.


Lighting Switch Cuts UW Costs, Reduces Carbon Emissions

December 8, 2011 — Costs will be reduced and light quality improved at University of Wyoming greenhouses after switching from conventional high-intensity discharge lamps to LED-based systems.

UW School of Energy Resources Recognizes First Two Graduates from Riverton, Jackson

December 2, 2011 — Sabrina Forbis from Riverton and Kyle McDonald of Jackson have earned their place in University of Wyoming history: They are the first UW students to receive bachelor’s degrees in energy resource science offered by the School of Energy Resources.

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