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King Air Research Aircraft UW Aims to Replace King Air Research Aircraft

April 1, 2015 — For more than 38 years, the Beechcraft King Air 200T, the University of Wyoming’s research aircraft, has flown into weather most pilots would rather avoid. For the sake of science, the plane has breached heavy snow and thunderstorms to learn more about how these precipitations occur and act in the atmosphere.

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Steve Holbrook UW Researchers Contribute to Continent-Building Discovery

April 1, 2015 — An international research team, including University of Wyoming Professor of Geophysics Steve Holbrook and current and former UW graduate students, has revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago -- and how those processes have continued within the last 70 million years to profoundly affect the planet’s life and climate.

two men in suits shaking hands Hess Increases Commitment to Energy Innovation as UW’s Single Largest Corporate Donor

March 26, 2015 — The University of Wyoming announced today a transformational investment of $15 million from Hess Corporation, bringing its total investment in UW since 2013 to $25 million.

man standing UW Student Selected for Internship at Idaho National Laboratory

March 25, 2015 — A student in the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources’ energy resource management and development program has been chosen for a prestigious internship at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

head portrait of man UW Hires Alexander as Law School Dean

March 24, 2015 — An accomplished scholar with experience in the private sector and government has been selected as the new dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Law.

people posing in a large group on a basketball court UW’s Rise on Basketball Court Matched by Academic Success

March 18, 2015 — The return of the University of Wyoming men’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament marks a remarkable four-year hoops renaissance.

two men looking through a lot of wires UW Researcher Explores Decoding of Complex Neural Circuits

March 17, 2015 — A University of Wyoming faculty member is part of a research team that created a method, using laser, to better decode complex neural circuits in the brain -- a process that eventually may help unlock the mysteries of epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder and Alzheimer’s in humans.

two women posing as if climbing rock climbing wall Half Acre to Open to Campus Monday

March 13, 2015 — After numerous months of anticipation -- and a healthy dose of patience -- Phase I of the University of Wyoming Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center renovation/addition is set to open to campus Monday, March 16, at 6 a.m.

two men looking at a computer display WyGISC and Partners Launch Wyoming Geospatial Hub

March 11, 2015 — Finding geographic information about Wyoming just got a little easier.

man kneeling on floor with boy working on large drawing UW Professors Help Fourth-Graders Connect with Wyoming

March 10, 2015 — The Wyoming fourth-grade experience -- and opportunities for meeting educational standards to learn the state’s history and culture -- have recently expanded, thanks to a new University of Wyoming College of Education project.

Campus Announcements

Criminal Justice Fair Set April 7 at UW

March 31, 2015 — Job and career opportunities in a variety of professions will be explained during the annual Criminal Justice Job Fair Tuesday, April 7, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Trustees Approve Salary Distribution Plan

March 30, 2015 — University of Wyoming employees will receive compensation increases in the 2015-16 fiscal year totaling about $6.2 million, under the same approach used for raises in the current fiscal year.

Wild Ducks painting - Hans Kleiber artist New Exhibition of Western Artwork to Open at UW Art Museum

March 30, 2015 — A new exhibition of artwork by three prominent Wyoming artists will open Monday, April 6, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view through Aug. 1.

UW Trustees Act on Construction Projects

March 27, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted today (Friday) to use $11.5 million in operating reserves and other UW resources to complete the renovation and expansion of the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts and the Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center.

UW Alumni Association Celebrates 120th Anniversary

March 26, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is celebrating 120 years of service.

UW Plans New Bus Routes to Replace Gem City Grand

March 25, 2015 — The pending suspension of Laramie’s Gem City Grand bus service has prompted the University of Wyoming to develop plans for a new, more limited bus route that would be open to both students and the public at no charge.

ENR Club Presents the UW Wilderness Festival

March 24, 2015 — The University of Wyoming’s Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Club will host a series of events April 1-4 focusing on wilderness in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountains.

UW College of Education Dean Finalist Presentations Continue

March 23, 2015 — Three finalists for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Education are scheduled to give public presentations beginning today (Monday, March 23).

Events

Frederik L. Schodt - Japanese Manga translator/author Japanese Manga Translator/Author to Speak at UW

April 1, 2015 — Author and translator Frederik L. Schodt will discuss Japanese manga (comics) Friday, April 10, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Business auditorium.

Hell to Pay performers 'Hell To Pay' Tour Comes to UW April 9-10

April 1, 2015 — “The Beast With Three Backs” troupe will present its critically acclaimed piece "Hell To Pay" April 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre.

UW and Casper College Vocal Groups to Perform Joint Concert April 6

April 1, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale and the Casper College Collegiate Chorale will join together in song for a free concert Monday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

man holding violin Trios on Fire Friday at UW

March 31, 2015 — “Trios on Fire!” is the next performance in the University of Wyoming Faculty Recital Series Friday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Dick Scarlett Banking Leader Scarlett to Speak at UW

March 31, 2015 — Dick Scarlett, a longtime leader in the Rocky Mountain banking community, will discuss his new book Monday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Business auditorium.

Andrew Solomon sitting in chair Award-Winning Author Andrew Solomon to Speak at UW April 22

March 30, 2015 — Acclaimed author, activist and philanthropist Andrew Solomon will speak Wednesday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium. His presentation is free and open to the public; he will sign books following his talk.

four people using harnesses and wires for vertical dance UW Theatre and Dance Presents Collaborative Dance Concert

March 26, 2015 — Original works that incorporate contemporary modern dance, ballet and vertical dance will be presented Tuesday, March 31-Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre.

man seated at control panel looking up at planetarium display Observatory Tours to Augment Planetarium Shows During April

March 26, 2015 — Visitors to the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium will not only be treated to programs about Jupiter and Neptune under the dome in April. They will be able to go outside and observe the night skies as well, perhaps catching a glimpse of those planets.

Stand Up Comedy Event April 1 at UW

March 25, 2015 — University of Wyoming Stands Up, a comedy event and competition for students, faculty and staff, will be held Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union lower level. This free event is open to the public, but participants must have valid UW IDs.

This Week at UW

Education Dean Search Committee Seeks Input

March 31, 2015 — The search committee for the dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Education is seeking input on the finalists.

Eric Webb Webb Heads UW Residence Life,Dining

March 30, 2015 — Eric Webb has been named executive director of Residence Life, Dining/Catering and Events, and the Wyoming Union at the University of Wyoming.

Trustees Approve Personnel Items

March 30, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its meeting Friday, March 27.

rock climbing wall Campus Construction Update for March 29-April 4

March 27, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 29-April 4 at the University of Wyoming:

woman stretching on stage University of Wyoming Calendar for March 30-April 5

March 27, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled March 30-April 5 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

March 30, 2015 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

Students in the News

Upton Student Wins State Geography Bee

March 31, 2015 — Annika Coberly, an eighth-grade student at Upton Middle School, won the state Geography Bee Friday, March 27, at the University of Wyoming.

one woman sitting and one standing at a portable podium set on a table UW Debaters Seek National Title

March 26, 2015 — While fans statewide cheered on the University of Wyoming’s men’s basketball team during its recent conference tournament championship and berth in the NCAA tournament, another UW team has qualified for and is preparing for a national championship run of its own.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates: Resident

March 4, 2015 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2014 fall semester.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates: Nonresident

March 4, 2015 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2014 fall semester.

Club Sports

UW Men Fourth at EWC Rodeo

March 31, 2015 — The University of Wyoming men’s team had its best outing since last fall’s fourth rodeo, but it was only good enough for fourth place at last weekend’s Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) rodeo in Torrington.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for April 5-April 11

March 27, 2015 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Religion column logo UW Religion Today: Religious Freedom and Christianity

April 1, 2015 — There is a lot of smoke, but the fire is pretty small. The nationwide political tempest around Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is much bigger than the law itself deserves.

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