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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.


Grant Targets Higher Education Awareness in Wyoming Schools

January 26, 2012 — Mini-grants for in-state high schools to increase college-going culture and awareness are being offered through the Wyoming College Access Challenge Grant (CACG).

UW Classroom Upgrades Boost Teaching, Learning

January 4, 2012 — For students in Rachel Watson’s lower-division microbiology classes at the University of Wyoming, there’s little opportunity to be bored.

University of Wyoming Offers Reduced Tuition to Tunisian Students

January 10, 2012 — Beginning in fall of 2012, the University of Wyoming will offer up to five Tunisian undergraduate students in-state tuition for the term of their degree program, not to exceed five years.


Greybull Student Represents Wyoming at White House Science Fair

February 7, 2012 — Greybull High School senior Travis Sylvester was among a group of students from across America selected to meet with President Obama earlier this week for the second White House Science Fair.

Valuable UW Research Collection Revived After 30 Years of Dormancy

February 7, 2012 — When acclaimed biologist Joseph Grinnell captured and preserved two fork-tailed storm petrels and a marbled murrelet while conducting research along the Alaskan coast in 1896, he couldn't have known that more than 100 years later the birds would be part of a valuable natural resource research collection at the University of Wyoming.


Governor, UW President, Vietnam Veteran to Speak at Memorial Rededication

March 21, 2012 — A Vietnam veterans’ memorial at the University of Wyoming will be rededicated at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30. The memorial is located on the east corner of Ninth and Ivinson streets, southwest of Old Main.

Legislature Continues UW Investments

March 13, 2012 — The projected downturn in state revenues -- as a result of sinking natural gas prices -- set the tone for the recently completed legislative session. Gov. Matt Mead and lawmakers rejected most funding requests that would have increased ongoing state spending and added to the state’s long-term fiscal commitments. Those commitments included salary increases for executive branch employees, community college personnel and UW faculty and staff.


Chief Washakie Scholarship Recipients Selected at UW

April 17, 2012 — Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to nine University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year.

Entomology Doctoral Student Earns UW’s Graduate Student Internationalization Honor

April 11, 2012 — Bits of coincidence here and there prompted a computer science master’s student to switch paths and instead work toward a doctorate in entomology.

Michael Day Receives Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

April 23, 2012 — Michael Day received a nice and unexpected retirement present.


Guidebook Ranks UW among Nation’s Top Green Colleges

May 21, 2012 — The University of Wyoming is again ranked among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to a guidebook published by the Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council.

UW Alumni Association Scholarship Auction Nets Record $45,000

May 7, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) netted an all-time record of $45,157 during its 21st annual Scholarship Auction, presented by Infinity Power and Controls, Capital One and the Holiday Inn-Laramie.

UW Scientist’s Paper Will Have First-Ever Primer Accompany in GENETICS Journal

May 8, 2012 — Editors of the scientific journal GENETICS will have a primer accompany a research paper submitted by a University of Wyoming scientist.


Allatorre Named UW Assistant Dean of Students

June 4, 2012 — Helen M. Alatorre will begin duties July 16 as the University of Wyoming’s assistant dean of students for leadership.

Sheridan Student Explores Interests in UW Institute

June 28, 2012 — Sheridan High School student Grace Henderson spent some time in jail during her recent visit to Laramie.

UW Foundation Board Announces New Leadership

June 29, 2012 — Two University of Wyoming Foundation Board of Directors members will begin new leadership roles effective July 1.


Baltimore Ravens Vice President Kevin Rochlitz to Speak at WTBC Event July 18

July 10, 2012 — University of Wyoming graduate Kevin Rochlitz, a vice president for the Baltimore Ravens, will discuss his career path from his roots in Powell to one of the most successful NFL franchises during a public presentation Wednesday, July 18.

For Second Year in a Row UW Private Giving Exceeds $40 Million

July 31, 2012 — Private giving to the University of Wyoming exceeded $40 million for the fiscal year ending June 30. It is the second year in a row -- and the first time in UW history -- that the UW Foundation has raised more than $40 million in private support in two consecutive years.

UW Professor’s Volcanic Climate Research Spotlighted in Science Magazine

July 6, 2012 — Laramie is known for its unpredictable weather. Apparently, the local atmosphere may also be affected by volcanic activity originating continents away.


Forbes Again Ranks UW among Nation’s Best College Values

August 22, 2012 — University of Wyoming students Jenna Ramunno, Lauren Miller and Chase McNamee were not surprised that the university again is listed among "America's Best Value Colleges" in rankings released by Their only surprise was that UW wasn’t at the top of the list.

New Resource to Secure Funding from Private Foundations

August 6, 2012 — Before things get busier with the start of a new semester, the University of Wyoming Foundation reminds faculty and staff of the Foundation Resource Center, a new resource that helps secure funding for projects or programs from private foundations.

Simpson, Ruckelshaus, Turner to Speak on Natural Resource Collaboration

August 7, 2012 — Three nationally influential decision makers next week in Cody will discuss how collaborating across party lines allowed them to achieve meaningful progress for natural resource issues.


Adventurer Mark Jenkins to Discuss Everest Climb

September 11, 2012 — Author, adventurer and UW faculty member Mark Jenkins will discuss his 2012 expedition to the summit of Mount Everest Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium.

Andrikopoulos Joins UW Faculty as Ultra Petroleum Visiting Chair

September 20, 2012 — Senior energy industry executive Shaun Andrikopoulos has been awarded the Ultra Petroleum Visiting Chair in Energy Management at the University of Wyoming.

UW Researcher’s Study of African Spiny Mice Reveals First Documented Case of Tissue Regeneration in Mammals

September 26, 2012 — Sometimes, science can be more serendipitous than scheduled. Just ask Jacob Goheen.


Sullivan Plaza Dedicated

October 3, 2012 — An iconic Wyoming family was honored Friday, Oct. 5, by the dedication of a landscaped plaza bordering Prexy’s Pasture at the University of Wyoming.

$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 Professor and Former Student Receive $1 Million Grant to Start Biotechnology Business

October 17, 2012 — One million dollars will go a long way to help get a Wyoming business off the ground.


UW Hosts Events to Combat Hunger and Homelessness

November 7, 2012 — National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week brings several events to the University of Wyoming Nov. 12-16.

'Listening to Nature' Program at UW Focuses on Humans and the Natural World

November 7, 2012 — Scientists, artists and writers will share their views of nature during the “Listening to Nature” program Friday, Nov. 9, at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Outdoor Program is a Finalist in $10,000 Competition

November 20, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program has made it to the final four and needs votes on Facebook to win a $10,000 prize.


Linda Gore Martin Named New Dean of UW School of Pharmacy

December 3, 2012 — Linda Gore Martin has been selected as the new dean of the School of Pharmacy in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences beginning in January. The appointment will become official upon the Board of Trustees’ approval in January.

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.

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation Gives $188,000 in Benefits to County 4-H Programs

December 12, 2012 — Wyoming county 4-H programs have received nearly $188,000 from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation this past year.

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