Room 137, Bureau of Mines Building
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2929
October 15, 2014 — Before Abraham Lincoln was president, he was a lawyer who saved a life. During a murder trial in 1858, Lincoln, using the 1857 Farmers’ Almanac, disproved a witness who claimed he saw the crime and identified the suspect under the light of the moon. According to the almanac, there was very little moonlight that night, which convinced the jury to acquit the accused.
October 17, 2014 — A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University of Wyoming’s new Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center is scheduled Friday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m.
October 16, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member was part of a research team that used global positioning system tracking to understand how interactions between impala (an antelope) and their predators shape patterns of Acacia tree distribution patterns across African savannas.
October 14, 2014 — Aiming to significantly boost its student retention and graduation rates, the University of Wyoming has increased its efforts to assist struggling students, improve academic and career advising, and help transfer and first-year students in the transition to UW.
October 13, 2014 — Twenty-five small plots in a mixed-grass prairie northwest of Cheyenne may very well provide the clues that Wyoming ranchers and land managers need to make grassland ecosystems more resistant to wide fluctuations in rainfall and temperatures that are forthcoming with future climate change.
October 13, 2014 — Business Insider lists anthropology/archeology as Wyoming’s leader in an article titled “Here’s the College Major That Defines Each State.” The publication explains that anthropology/archaeology is disproportionately represented as a college major in Wyoming in comparison to other states.
October 9, 2014 — If this was March Madness, the safe pick would be to go for a big-name school. But athletic prowess has nothing to do with this bracketed tournament. Smarts do.
October 8, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member contributed to the discovery of a long-extinct group of mammals previously thought to have originated in Africa.
October 7, 2014 — The number of University of Wyoming students on the Laramie campus increased by 109 to 10,520, up 1 percent from last year, according to fall 2014 enrollment numbers.
October 6, 2014 — Longtime University of Wyoming geology professor and administrator Carol Frost has accepted a two-year appointment with the National Science Foundation to serve as director of its Earth Sciences Division.
October 3, 2014 — Like many students from the University of Wyoming and other universities, Jacob Buettner was looking for a full-time job or internship in the oil and gas business.
October 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has joined the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and Idaho’s three research universities as a member of an energy research consortium.
October 17, 2014 — “Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects” by Scott Shaw of the University of Wyoming has drawn glowing comments from national and international reviewers, but bugs may be his final critics.
October 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, via teleconference.
October 15, 2014 — A longtime attorney and administrator in the Wyoming Legislative Service Office (LSO) has joined the University of Wyoming as a special adviser to the president for external relations.
October 15, 2014 — Longtime University of Wyoming supporters and community leaders Rod and Maxine Chisholm of Laramie will be the grand marshals of the annual UW Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 18.
October 15, 2014 — Pinedale’s Ana Cuprill, the first Latina to chair a state Democratic Party in the United States, will speak at the University of Wyoming Monday, Oct. 20, as part of the UW Latina/o Studies Program Speaker Series.
October 15, 2014 — The former CEO of Taco John’s International will be the guest speaker at e2e Wyoming’s November meeting in Laramie.
October 14, 2014 — A new task force charged with guiding efforts to upgrade science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming will meet Thursday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Laramie Holiday Inn’s Brown Room.
October 14, 2014 — Earth has an astonishingly long geologic time span, but evidence of early life forms on our planet can still be seen today in the form of distinctive bodies of rock called stromatolites.
October 14, 2014 — Out of print for nearly two years, the revised “A Field Guide to Wyoming Grasses” is back on bookshelves.
October 13, 2014 — The Wyoming Nursing Association recently presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Burman, dean of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.
October 17, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance students have an opportunity to learn and perform with the nationally recognized Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of the fall UW Cultural Programs series.
October 17, 2014 — Key challenges to building a sustainable energy future will be examined by a panel of experts Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 3- 5 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium.
October 16, 2014 — Atlanta a cappella quartet KaZual will perform a free concert Friday, Oct. 24, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.
October 16, 2014 — An episode of the Peabody Award-winning series ART21 “Art in the Twenty-First Century” will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in Room 111 of the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building.
October 14, 2014 — University of Wyoming students can bowl for free Friday, Oct. 17, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Laramie Lanes, located at 1270 N. Third St. Bowlers are advised to arrive early because lane availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
October 13, 2014 — The founder of the national Micro/Nano Technology Center will present the University of Wyoming’s annual H.T. Person Homecoming Lecture Friday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. in Room 129 of the Classroom Building.
October 10, 2014 — The Danish String Quartet is scheduled to perform Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall as part of the University of Wyoming’s Cultural Programs fall concert series.
October 13, 2014 — Sue Anderson in University of Wyoming Extension’s Natrona County office of has received extension’s highest secretarial honor for the second time.
October 13, 2014 — Creating a mentoring program for agricultural economists led to a University of Wyoming faculty member receiving the Presidential Recognition Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).
October 13, 2014 — Have you ever been concerned about a student but did not know what to say?
October 13, 2014 — Employees of the University of Wyoming and Wyoming state government will see an increase in their monthly health insurance premiums during 2015.
October 13, 2014 — A marrow donor registration will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Room 221 of the University of Wyoming Union.
October 13, 2014 — Some of the significant historic sites in Albany County will be discussed during the October meeting of the University of Wyoming/State Retirees of Albany County Monday, Oct. 20.
October 13, 2014 — University of Wyoming Information Technology is seeking nominations for its semiannual program to recognize individual excellence in the division.
October 17, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:
October 17, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:
October 13, 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.
October 17, 2014 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $35,000 to the University of Wyoming during the past fiscal year for education and research programs and for scholarships for entering freshmen from Wyoming communities.
October 16, 2014 — Undergraduate students in the University of Wyoming Department of History will present results of their research Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 3:10 p.m. in Room 1055 of the UW College of Engineering Building. The program is free and open to the public.
October 15, 2014 — As one of only 10 nationally selected undergraduates, University of Wyoming TRIO McNair Scholar Micah Ross of Casper presented her research work in Washington, D.C.
October 14, 2014 — Halfway through the two-part rodeo schedule, the University of Wyoming men’s team is in serious contention for its first regional title since the 2005-06 season.
October 17, 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.
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.
October 15, 2014 — Writing in the Oct. 3 Washington Post, Andrew Bacevich points out that United States soldiers have been fighting in the “Greater Middle East” almost continuously since 1980. By bombing the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), we make Syria the 14th country in which we have fought.