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Margaret Flanigan: Role Model for Life

Margaret FlaniganAt the University of Wyoming, Margaret Flanigan teaches more than physiology.

She teaches life.

"At one point, I no longer had the desire to stay in Laramie due to unfolding events in my personal life," says Elise Sylar, a physiology senior. "I was devastated that the future I had anticipated was not the one for which I was destined. Dr. Flanigan instilled in me the wisdom that life is not solely about the destination. Life is about the journey that gets you there.

"I learned to live each moment of every day and enjoy those moments rather than constantly awaiting the future." Read more ...

Susan Frye: Making a Difference One Student at a Time

Susan FryeMarvelous.

Students continuously use that word to describe University of Wyoming Department of English Professor Susan Frye, who has influenced countless students with her positive outlook and passion for English literature.

Her influence on students has earned Frye the Ellbogen Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award, established in 1977 by businessman John P. "Jack" Ellbogen, to "foster, encourage, and reward excellence in classroom teaching at UW." Winners are selected from a list nominated by students, and the awards are based entirely on classroom performance and helpfulness to students. Other recipients this year are Rachel Watson, an instructor in the Department of Molecular Biology, and Margaret Flanigan, associate lecturer in the Department of Zoology and Physiology. Read more ...

UW Assistant Professor Awarded $5 Million Grant for Sustainable Community Food Project

Sustainable FoodA University of Wyoming professor is leading a $5-million, multi-state project to build community food systems that nourish populations in both current and future generations.

Christine M. Porter, assistant professor in the College of Health Sciences Division of Kinesiology and Health, leads the five-year "Food Dignity: Action Research on Engaging Food Insecure Communities and Universities in Building Sustainable Community Food Systems," project. It is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grant program. Read more ...

Energy, Renewable Resources Studies Earns UW Professor Research Award

K.J. ReddyThis morning thousands -- perhaps hundreds of thousands -- of people worldwide drank water free of arsenic thanks to the scientific contributions of Professor K.J. Reddy in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

His arsenic cleansing innovation is only one of the advances of global importance that led to Reddy being honored with the Outstanding Research Award from the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) last week. Read more ...

Freudenthal Joins UW Faculty as Distinguished Visiting Professor

Dave FreudenthalWyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal will join the University of Wyoming College of Law as a distinguished visiting professor for three semesters starting in spring 2011.

Freudenthal, who will complete his second term as governor on Jan. 3, 2011, will lead a seminar in energy, law and economics. While his appointment is to the College of Law, it's anticipated that he may also work on special projects with the UW College of Business and the UW School of Energy Resources.  Read more ...

International Geologic Research Project Yields Abundant Results 

VedauwooNearly 100 scientific publications have resulted from a six-year international geological research project co-led by University of Wyoming Professor Carol Frost.

From 2005-2010, Frost, a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, helped lead an international team of scientists from 42 nations on six continents that researched the origins, age, distribution, physical properties and other aspects of A-type granites. Read more ...

UW Professor's Work on Global Warming Published in Nature 

NatureIn recent decades documented biological changes in the far Northern Hemisphere have been attributed to global warming, changes from species extinctions to shifting geographic ranges. Such changes were expected because warming has been fastest in the northern temperate zone and the Arctic.

But new research published today (Thursday) in Nature adds to growing evidence that, even though the temperature increase has been smaller in the tropics, the impact of warming on life could be much greater there than in colder climates. Read more ...

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