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Man standing in front of wind turbine UW Receives $4.25 Million DOE Grant to Explore Wind Energy

September 26, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has received a $4.25 million Department of Energy-EPSCoR grant to research wind farm modeling, transmission grid monitoring and the economics derived from wind-generated power.

Top Stories

woman in lab using instrument with a bottle UW Scientists Aim to Boost Ethanol Production Efficiency

October 2, 2014 — Elizabeth Hiatt came to the University of Wyoming after graduating from Rawlins High School with an interest in science, but no clear idea of what type of career she wanted to pursue.

high-tech control panels UW Cuts Ribbon on New Drilling Simulation Lab

October 1, 2014 — The University of Wyoming and WPX Energy cut the ribbon today (Wednesday) on a new drilling simulator teaching laboratory that lets students experience what it’s like to drill an oil well -- giving them the skills they need to operate successfully and safely on today’s fast-paced oil and gas rigs.

four men standing in front of a van UW Researchers Contribute to Paper Examining High Winter Ozone Levels

October 1, 2014 — Three University of Wyoming researchers participated in a study about high winter ozone levels near an oil and gas field in Utah, an analysis that could help inform future monitoring and mitigation strategies for air quality impacts from oil and gas extraction -- and provide broader insight into the response of winter ozone to primary pollutants.

man sitting by stream with laptop computer Four Projects Headed by UW Researchers Selected for Supercomputer Use

September 30, 2014 — Carbon sequestration, planet formation and two projects that focus on water are the subjects of research University of Wyoming faculty members are conducting with the assistance of the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

mule deer walking up hill Sage Grouse Conservation Also Helps Mule Deer Migration Routes, Study Finds

September 29, 2014 — Measures taken to conserve sage grouse in Wyoming also benefit mule deer migration routes, according to a new study published today (Monday) in the online journal Ecosphere.

man pointing to spot on globe UW Researcher Publishes Paper Observing Temperature Variability Across The World

September 29, 2014 — If more of the world’s climate becomes like that in tropical zones, it could potentially affect crops, insect fitness and malaria transmission, and even confuse migration patterns of birds and mammals worldwide.

Three to Receive UW Distinguished Alumni Awards

September 29, 2014 — Three University of Wyoming graduates will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards during UW Homecoming activities Saturday, Oct. 18.

older photo of  young man and woman sitting with man's arm around woman Johnsons to Receive UW Medallion Service Award

September 29, 2014 — When Peter M. Johnson (B.S. ’72) and Paula Green Johnson (B.S. ’72) launched the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Career Center at the University of Wyoming College of Business, they were trying to solve a basic problem.

UW Wins DOE Grant for Further Study of Rock Springs Uplift

September 26, 2014 — Years of work by University of Wyoming researchers have characterized a geological formation in southwest Wyoming as a potentially secure site for storing carbon dioxide underground.

UW Transfer Initiative Nets First Agreements to Benefit Students

September 23, 2014 — Students who take business courses at Laramie County Community College now have the assurance that those courses will meet requirements for two specific bachelor’s degrees in business at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

UW Researchers Advance Biorenewable Energy Prospects

September 17, 2014 — After graduating from Northern Kentucky University with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and accounting, Allen Morris decided to pursue graduate studies at the University of Wyoming for two primary reasons: the Rocky Mountain lifestyle, and an attractive stipend from UW’s School of Energy Resources (SER).

Campus Announcements

UW Student Voter Registration Program Encourages Participation In Election

October 2, 2014 — Pokes Vote, a University of Wyoming voter education program, will hold a Voter Registration Day for students Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Wyoming Union breezeway west entrance.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute Plans Listening Sessions

October 1, 2014 — The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) at the University of Wyoming has scheduled three public meetings to seek stakeholder input on EORI’s role in the state.

Oil and Gas Development on Wind River Indian Reservation Talk at UW Oct. 6

September 30, 2014 — Oil and gas development on the Wind River Indian Reservation is the topic of a discussion Monday, Oct. 6, at the University of Wyoming.

Cowboy Check-In Program Implemented for UW Students

September 30, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Campus Activities Center (CAC) is offering a new incentive to help students succeed by becoming involved in campus activities.

Four women sitting and standing in a row Casper Hospital Gift Supports Nursing Education at UW

September 26, 2014 — Mountain View Regional Hospital (MVRH) in Casper recently pledged $45,000 to support students in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.

Food and Nutrition Service Head Keynotes UW Consumer Issues Conference

September 25, 2014 — Audrey Rowe, USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administrator, will be a keynote speaker at the “Food: Perceptions, Practices and Policies” Consumer Issues Conference Oct. 8-10 at the University of Wyoming.

Events

man ice climbing Environmental, Cultural and Adventure Films to Screen in Laramie

October 2, 2014 — For the third year in a row, the University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour will present two nights of free environmental, cultural and adventure films.

Teton Gravity Research Film Shown at UW Oct. 8

October 2, 2014 — The Teton Gravity Research film, “Almost Ablaze,” will be shown at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

three women standing with musical instruments UW New Frontiers Events Celebrate Music, Composers

October 1, 2014 — Modern classical music and living composers will be celebrated through concerts and master classes during New Frontiers: The Contemporary Music Project Monday, Oct. 6-Thursday, Oct. 9 at the University of Wyoming. All performances are free.

man playing piano Pianist Barry Douglas Opens UW Cultural Programs Concert Series

September 30, 2014 — Described as “one of the best pianists of his generation,” Barry Douglas will open the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs concert series Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

two men and a woman rehearsing play UW Theatre and Dance Season Opens with 'The Exit Interview'

September 30, 2014 — All sacred cows imaginable are headed for the dinner table in “The Exit Interview,” a new comedy by University of Wyoming playwright-in-residence William Missouri Downs that turns the classic human relations send-off on its head in hilariously epic fashion.

woman and man shaking hands UW Students Can Prepare for Next Week’s Job Fairs

September 30, 2014 — University of Wyoming student will be able to meet with prospective employers during job fairs scheduled Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 6-7.

Man standing with trees in background Tribal Nations Symposium Oct. 13 at UW

September 26, 2014 — The second Building Tribal Nations symposium Monday, Oct. 13, at the University of Wyoming will focus on international indigenous sovereignty.

This Week at UW

man working on bicycle Inaugural Bike to UW Day Successful

September 29, 2014 — When the first person showed up 30 minutes before the scheduled opening time, Dan McCoy had a feeling there was a lot of interest in the first Bike to UW Day at the University of Wyoming Tuesday.

six people posed in front of library UW Libraries Web Team Receives Statewide Honor

September 29, 2014 — The Wyoming Library Association (WLA) has presented members of the University of Wyoming Libraries’ Web team with the WLA’s Andy Fisher Technology Award.

United Way Campaign Kickoff Tuesday at UW

September 29, 2014 — University of Wyoming employees and students are reminded that UW’s 2014 United Way campaign will begin Tuesday, Sept. 30, with a campus Campaign Kickoff and Resource Fair from 3-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

UW Fall Faculty Meeting Scheduled Oct. 8

September 25, 2014 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity and Vice President for Academic Affairs David Jones have scheduled a fall faculty meeting for Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 3-5 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Foundation Relocates Offices to Gateway Center

September 24, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Foundation will begin moving its operations from the current location at 1200 E. Ivinson St. to the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center at 222 S. 22nd St. the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 25.

Golfers practicing Campus Construction Update for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

September 26, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 28-Oct. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 29-Oct. 5

September 26, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 29-Oct. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

September 29, 2014 — 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

head portrait of man UW Student Jonathan Bowler Receives First Kemmerer Graduate Fellowship

October 1, 2014 — University of Wyoming student Jonathan Bowler of Pittsburgh, Pa., is the recipient of the first John L. Kemmerer Jr. Graduate Fellowship, a new endowed award to recognize and support outstanding students in the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Club Sports

UW Cowboys Move Into Second Place in Regional Rodeo Standings

September 29, 2014 — After a mediocre performance the previous week, the University of Wyoming men’s team came roaring back with the type of consistency across the lineup UW Coach George Howard has been seeking this season.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 5-11

September 26, 2014 — 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.

Northern Rockies Skies for October: Aquila, the Eagle

September 25, 2014 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming, and Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Oct. 5-11: America Among Muslims and Christians: After 1776

October 1, 2014 — When America was a colony, it was heavily involved in shipping and foreign trade. Britain garnered the lion’s share of American goods but, today, every school child learns about the slave-sugar-rum triangle with the Caribbean and Africa. It is less well-known that a significant number of American merchants plied the waters of the Mediterranean, trading with many nations and cities on that sea.

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