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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).

January

UW Professors Explore Climate Impacts on Bighorn Basin Populations Over the Last 13,000 Years

During the past 13,000 years, Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin has experienced significant increases in population growth -- due primarily to periods of high...

January

Jack Benny Papers Accessible at UW’s American Heritage Center

Papers of Jack Benny, one of the 20th century’s most influential entertainers, are now accessible online at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage...

January

UW Geological Museum Reopens Jan. 12

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

January

UW Student Shines at Miss America Pageant

Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden, a University of Wyoming student from Torrington, was named third runner-up at the Miss America Pageant on Saturday night in Las...

January

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

A Drilling Simulator Teaching Lab is expected to expand course offerings in engineering at the University of Wyoming, provide students and industry personnel...

January

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

A $2 million gift commitment from Ultra Petroleum Corp. will support and enhance the University of Wyoming’s energy research and academic program, the...

January

Hess Pledges $4.4 Million to UW for Energy Research

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...

January

UW Wind Research Study Has Potential to Diversify State’s Economy, Provide Energy to California

New transmission and generation infrastructure, relative to power generated by Wyoming’s vaunted wind, would help diversify the state’s economy with more...

January

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

Are you searching for more funding sources for your program or research?

January

UW Professor Helps Discover ‘Holy Grail’ Theory of Evolving Modular Networks

One of the University of Wyoming’s newest professors has tackled a decade-old question regarding the evolutionary origins of modularity and discovered a new...

February

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

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...

February

UW’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center is Awarded for Sustainable Building Features

The University of Wyoming’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, home to Laramie’s only living roof, has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its...

February

ExxonMobil Donates $2.5 Million to UW

A grant from ExxonMobil will support science and technology education programs at the University of Wyoming, including research into technologies that...

February

UW Professor’s Computer Models Designed to Enhance, Optimize Carbon Sequestration

To Ye Zhang, sequestering and storing carbon dioxide in deep subsurface reservoirs offers potential environmental benefits. But she also knows the process is...

February

UW Student Named 2013 New Face of Civil Engineering

University of Wyoming senior Stacia Slowey of Thornton, Colo., has been selected as one of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2013 New Faces of Civil...

February

UW Names New Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

A scholar in cell biology and neuroscience who has served as a dean at two universities has been named dean of the University of Wyoming College of Arts and...

February

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

Six will perform. Only one will be chosen as the University of Wyoming’s finest student musician during the Dorothy Jacoby Student Soloist Competition...

March

UW Spring Enrollment Shows Increase

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

March

UW Sets Record for External Research Funding

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

March

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author David McCullough at UW April 16

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...

March

First Lady Carol Mead Hosts Community Forum on Literacy Friday

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...

March

UW Theatre and Dance Wins at Regional Festival

University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance students and faculty were honored this spring at the Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre...

March

UW Professor Helps Scientists Analyze Their Research in 3-D

For as long as she can remember, Amy Banic has been fascinated with human-computer interaction and virtual reality. That fascination has become the basis of...

March

Ara Harutyunyan Wins UW’s Jacoby Soloist Competition

Violin virtuoso Ara Harutyunyan of Yerevan, Armenia, was named the winner of the University of Wyoming’s Dorothy Jacoby Student Soloist Competition March 1,...

March

UW Men’s Nordic Club Team Wins USCSA National Championship

There’s a reason all those 7-mile trail runs in the mountains and 6 a.m. roller skiing treks to the outskirts of Laramie this summer were scheduled for the...

March

UW Graphic Artist is Region’s Best in Show

When Kira Cheshier began to prepare for the annual Art Directors Club Denver Student Exhibition, she was aware that University of Wyoming students had...

April

Charles Dolan Receives Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

For nearly 22 years, Charles Dolan taught the importance of building a solid foundation with structural integrity. And he often did it with cultural flair,...

April

Cultural Program Violinist Ray Chen to Perform at UW

Acclaimed violinist Ray Chen will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

April

UW's Bruce Culver and Kristy Isaak Receive James C. Hurst Awards

Bruce Culver, director and professor in the School of Pharmacy, and Kristy Isaak, accounting associate, senior, in ASUW, were named the 2012-2013 recipients...

April

UW Graphic Design Student Portfolios on Display

University of Wyoming students will showcase upper-level junior and senior graphic design portfolios from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Visual Arts Building...

April

Riverton Student Named Top Graduating Woman at UW

Amanda King, who will graduate in May with an international studies degree with specialization in the Middle East and Africa, is the recipient of the...

April

Evanston Student wins $30k Entrepreneurship Competition at UW

With three semesters remaining before he graduates from the University of Wyoming, Shawheen Amirkhizi, an accounting junior from Evanston, already runs his...

April

Marlatt Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

University of Wyoming Libraries has presented its Outstanding Staff Award to Nancy Cyrus Marlatt, marketing and public relations coordinator. The award...

April

University of Wyoming Police Department Offers Anonymous Text Tip Program

The University of Wyoming offers an anonymous text tip program that will help create a safer community. Tip411 is an Internet-based tool that enables the...

April

Five UW Students Receive Northern Arapaho Scholarships

Five University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships for the coming summer session and the 2013-2014 academic year.

April

UW Assistant Professor of Horticulture Receives Young Scientist Award

Research and commitment to teaching have earned an assistant professor of horticulture in the University of Wyoming Department of Plant Sciences the 2013...

April

UW Cowboys Take EWC Rodeo Team Title

Led by its strong contingent of ropers, the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team placed first at last weekend’s Lancer Rodeo at Eastern Wyoming College...

April

UW Researchers’ Lithium Discovery Could Boost CO2 Storage Prospects

Researchers at the University of Wyoming Carbon Management Institute (CMI) discovered a vast new lithium resource near Rock Springs during a geological...

April

Employees Honored at Staff Recognition Day

Paula Weems, office assistant, senior with the UW Admissions Office, today (Thursday) was named the University of Wyoming's outstanding employee of the year...

April

Parkinson's Disease Subject of UW Lecture Thursday

A leading Parkinson’s disease researcher will discuss his work Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

May

Brett Deacon Receives UW Student Alumni Association Faculty Award

A committee of University of Wyoming Student Alumni Association members has selected Brett Deacon, Department of Psychology associate professor, as this...

May

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Honors Top Professionals

The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science recently recognized faculty and staff for outstanding service and accomplishments.

May

Forest Service and UW Ruckelshaus Institute Offer Open Houses on Forest Recovery

Open houses in Laramie, Saratoga and Steamboat Springs, Colo., will highlight ecological dynamics as local forests respond and move beyond the bark beetle...

May

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

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

May

UW Breaks Ground on Buchanan Center for Performing Arts

Citing retiring President Tom Buchanan’s dedication to the arts in Wyoming, the University of Wyoming today (Friday) broke ground to begin construction on...

May

Liu named Wyoming Excellence Chair in Climate Science at UW

An internationally recognized scientist in climate modeling, aerosol-cloud reactions and aerosol modeling is the newest endowed chair at the University of...

May

UW Hosts Astronomy Experience for Six Undergraduate Students from Across the Nation

Beginning this week, six undergraduate students from across America have gathered for 10 weeks to delve into studying astronomy at the University of Wyoming....

May

UW’s Whitman named ASEE Fellow

David Whitman, a University of Wyoming professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently named an American Society for Engineering Education...

May

Former U.S. Ambassador Marc Wall is UW Visiting Senior Scholar in Global Studies

Marc Wall, the U.S. Pacific Command’s foreign policy adviser and a former United States ambassador to Chad, is the new Senior Visiting Scholar in Global...

May

Company’s Spin-Out Agreement with UW Targets Algal Biomass Industry

PlanktOMICS Algae Bioservices recently finalized a spin-out agreement with the University of Wyoming in a deal that will allow the company to further its...

May

Twenty-Four UW Students to Receive EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Two dozen University of Wyoming undergraduate students will have great opportunities to become involved in scientific research this summer.

May

Global and Area Studies Director Garrison Wins UW President’s Stewardship Award

The University of Wyoming awarded this year’s President’s Faculty Stewardship Award to Jean Garrison, director of the Global and Area Studies program and...

May

Longtime Faculty Member Becomes UW Outreach School Dean

A longtime University of Wyoming faculty member, who has served in various leadership capacities and has a record of service around the state, has been named...

May

UW College of Arts and Sciences Names 2013 Outstanding Graduates

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

May

McCarthy Earns UW’s Milstead Distinguished Librarian Award

Deborah McCarthy, head of Technical Services at University Libraries, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s 2013 Milstead Distinguished...

June

Diane Boyle Fills UW’s Excellence Chair in Nursing

Diane Boyle, a prolific researcher and award-winning teacher, is the first excellence chair at the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.

June

Ecological Society of America Honors UW Professor Bill Reiners

In recognition of his groundbreaking accomplishments in a career spanning five decades, the world’s largest professional organization of ecologists has...

June

Firehole Technologies’ Success to be Topic of Discussion at e2e Casper Meeting

A Laramie-based business that grew from an idea at the University of Wyoming into a thriving company that was eventually acquired by a Fortune 350 software...

June

Jackson State University Group Learns About Wyoming’s Hydrology, Geology

For Carlos Martinez, the University of Wyoming is worlds away from his home in Bogota, Colombia. But for the Jackson State University (JSU) junior, the...

June

Jo Chytka Directs UW’s Johnson Career Center

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.

June

Laramie Mural Project Fundraiser to Add New Murals Downtown

The Laramie Mural Project fundraising campaign is under way online at Kickstarter, with a goal of adding seven new murals to downtown Laramie by the end of...

June

NPR's StoryCorps Coming to Wyoming

Wyoming residents will have the opportunity to record, share and preserve their stories when the StoryCorps' MobileBooth stops in Wyoming this summer.

June

Retiring UW President Donates Books to Meeteetse Library

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.

June

Seven New Exhibitions Open at UW Art Museum

A free public reception to open the University of Wyoming Art Museum summer exhibitions will take place Friday, June 7, from 6-8 p.m.

June

Students Explore Science Concepts at UW Energy Summer Institute

How much weight can a cockroach pull, and how much strength does it take to pull a marshmallow apart?

June

Two UW Professors Share in Award for Outstanding Rotorcraft Research

Two University of Wyoming faculty members are part of the HELIOS software development team that won the 2013 Schroers Award for Outstanding Rotorcraft...

June

UW Professor Co-Writes Paper on Discovery of Possible Planet Formed Around Distant Star

A University of Wyoming professor co-wrote a paper that purports a planet may be nestled in a gap in the disk around the star known as TW Hydrae, which is...

June

UW's Kaycee Nelson Second in CNFR Breakaway Roping

Kaycee Nelson couldn’t bear to watch. She had her back to the arena after briefly taking the national breakaway roping lead, and needed two other competitors...

June

UW Professor Excavates Significant Fifth Century Mosaic in Galilee

University of Wyoming Religious Studies Professor Paul Flesher was part of the excavation team which unearthed a pair of stunning mosaics decorating the...

June

UW Students Receive UniWyo Study Abroad Scholarships

Three University of Wyoming students have been awarded UniWyo Federal Credit Union Study Abroad Scholarships to study overseas.

September

UW Celebrates the Rochelle Gateway Center in Topping-Off Ceremony

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...

September

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

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...

September

UW Awarded $1.5 Million for Maternal Obesity Research

In an effort to help reduce a nationwide maternal obesity epidemic, the National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant to...

September

UW Joins City in Laramie Community Service Day

Helping hands are being sought for the annual Laramie Community Service Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.

September

UW Launches Professional Land Management Program

The University of Wyoming will launch its new nationally accredited Professional Land Management program with a celebration Monday, Sept. 23, from 1-5 p.m....

September

Football Game, Parade, Highlight UW Homecoming Schedule

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

September

Author and Poet Sherman Alexie to Visit UW

Award-winning author and poet Sherman Alexie will lecture and sign books Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and...

September

Maggie Farrell is Candidate for ALA Presidency

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


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