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man with laptop computer open standing in front of airplane UW Researchers Secure NSF Grant to Research Night Storm Behavior

December 17, 2014 — University of Wyoming atmospheric science researchers recently secured a $1.15 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study storms that occur at night in the southern Great Plains.

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UW Researchers Urge New Approach to Pandemic Prevention

December 19, 2014 — A University of Wyoming economics faculty member and a recent UW Ph.D. graduate are among the authors of a scientific paper calling for increased global efforts to fight emerging diseases before they can spread significantly.

head portrait of woman against background of African plains and trees UW Hires Excellence Chair in Conservation Economics

December 19, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s expertise in conservation economics has taken a step forward with the arrival of a new faculty member who has extensive domestic and international experience researching the intersection of economic and ecological systems.

woman sitting at lab table with high tech equipment UW Researchers Help Unlock Mystery of Skin’s Sensory Abilities

December 18, 2014 — Humans’ ability to detect the direction of movement of stimuli in their sensory world is critical to survival. Much of this stimuli detection comes from sight and sound, but little is known about how the direction of movement of stimuli on the skin -- humans’ largest sensory organ -- is detected and processed.

man and woman walking on a downtown Laramie sidewalk Laramie, UW Rank Highly on ‘Best College Cities’ List

December 18, 2014 — Laramie and the University of Wyoming have received high marks in another ranking of the nation’s college and university communities.

head portrait of woman UW Hires Excellence Chair in Disease Ecology

December 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s efforts to combat diseases affecting wildlife, livestock and humans in the state have received a boost with the arrival of a new faculty member in UW’s Department of Veterinary Sciences.

storm clouds hanging over mountains UW Scientists Contribute to Cloud-Seeding Research

December 16, 2014 — The University of Wyoming played a key role in a nearly decade-long study by the state that concluded cloud seeding has some effect, with a 5-15 percent positive impact on snow accumulation shown after the weather modification technique is used.

woman with arm around large rock Grant Assists UW Professor’s Efforts on Research, Women in Science

December 15, 2014 — Ellen Currano works in a field in which women are traditionally underrepresented, but with the help of a recent grant award, she hopes to portray that it is a suitable job for a woman.

man speaking while another man writes on a chalkboard Studio Physics Course Serves as Blueprint for UW’s Science Initiative

December 10, 2014 — Next year, the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility is scheduled to open and play an important role in the University of Wyoming’s Science Initiative that focuses on active learning. Two UW professors are already ahead of the curve.

spacecraft blasting off UW Alumni Part of Successful NASA Test Flight

December 9, 2014 — Two University of Wyoming graduates played key roles in last week’s successful NASA test flight of a spacecraft designed to eventually take humans to Mars.

group of people carrying sedated deer in sling UW Researchers to Share Deer Capture Experience

December 8, 2014 — Wyoming’s struggling mule deer populations are receiving significant attention from University of Wyoming researchers, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and others, with at least five studies underway that could assist efforts to enhance deer numbers and their habitats.

Campus Announcements

head portrait of woman Public May Submit Questions for Cheney Visit

December 19, 2014 — Members of the public are invited to submit questions for Lynne Cheney about her book, “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered,” in advance of her public appearance Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Announces Holiday Closures

December 19, 2014 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24-Thursday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays as well as winter break. Normal business hours will resume Friday, Jan. 2.

front of engineering building Civil Engineering Students Benefit from UW-Northwest College Agreement

December 18, 2014 — Students who attend Northwest College in Powell now have specific assurances about courses they need to take to meet requirements for a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Wyoming, as a result of a new articulation agreement between the two institutions.

students sitting and talking with others on computers in the background Agreement Benefits English Students Transferring to UW from Sheridan and Gillette Colleges

December 16, 2014 — Students who take courses at Sheridan College and Gillette College now have the assurance that those courses will meet requirements for a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Wyoming, as a result of a new articulation agreement between UW and the Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD).

Meetings Explore Small Hydropower Possibilities in Big Horn Basin

December 16, 2014 — Opportunities for agricultural producers, irrigation districts and other water users to develop small hydropower resources at existing water infrastructure will be covered in a series of meetings and roundtables in Worland, Powell and Basin Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 7-8.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications Available at UW

December 16, 2014 — The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The scholarships are for the 2015 summer session and the 2015-16 academic year.

Events

geometric modern painting Final Days to View Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

December 11, 2014 — Next week is the final opportunity to view two exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

This Week at UW

Engineering Dean Search Committee Seeks Input on Finalists

December 17, 2014 — With the third finalist scheduled to give a public presentation this afternoon, the search committee for a new dean of the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science is seeking input on the candidates.

WyoOne ID Office to Relocate Temporarily Jan. 2-12

December 15, 2014 — The WyoOne ID office will move temporarily Jan. 2-12 while new carpet is installed in its regular office in Room 28 of Knight Hall.

food stacked on a table Holiday Food Drive Begins at UW

December 1, 2014 — Donations are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming’s 2014 Holiday Food Drive, sponsored by the Staff and Faculty Senates and UW Transit and Parking Services.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 21-Jan. 2

December 19, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 21-Jan. 2 at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 15-21

December 12, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

December 15, 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 woman Niobrara County High School Graduate Receives UW Recognition

December 19, 2014 — Niobrara County High School graduate Dyann Dierks received a “Women of Distinction” honor during the recent Women’s Leadership Conference at the University of Wyoming.

poster with silhouette of woman with normal figure UW Student Club Encourages Self-Acceptance of Women’s Body Image

December 15, 2014 — Barbie doll figures and super model-thin looks were challenged in a poster campaign titled “Real Women, Real Bodies” at the University of Wyoming, and that, in turn, has led to a club that teaches students to accept the way they look.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 28-Jan. 3

December 19, 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.

man sitting in front of planets and space background Northern Rockies Skies for December: The Rich Winter Skies

November 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 Dec. 21-Jan. 4: Why Did Joseph Live in Galilee?

December 19, 2014 — When Caesar Augustus decided to conduct a census of the Roman Empire, he did not send interviewers door to door to count each village’s residents, as is the practice in the USA’s census taking. Instead, he required each man to return “to his own city.”

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