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man standing by mountain lake holding large tubes of sediment UW Researchers: History Shows More Big Wildfires Likely as Climate Warms

October 5, 2015 — The history of wildfires over the past 2,000 years in a northern Colorado mountain range indicates that large fires will continue to increase as a result of a warming climate, according to a new study led by a University of Wyoming doctoral student.

Top Stories

head portrait of woman UW Marketing Professor Finds Charity Logos May Influence Perception of Food in Package

October 1, 2015 — An organization's logo on a food product can trigger quick perceptions by consumers about an item's healthiness and influence their decision making, according to a University of Wyoming researcher.

man riding a mountain bike on a path through a grove of aspen trees Website Ranks Laramie No. 1 Among Small College Towns

September 30, 2015 — Once again, Laramie ranks highly on a list of the nation’s best college and university communities.

artist's view of interior of the new academic center McMurry $6 Million Gift Champions UW Student-Athletes

September 26, 2015 — A $6 million gift from Wyoming philanthropists Mick and Susie McMurry through the McMurry Foundation will elevate Wyoming intercollegiate athletics to new heights of excellence.

dancers practicing in a sunny studio, with one hand on the barre Expanded UW Performing Arts Center Opens with Tours, Performances

September 25, 2015 — Wyoming’s commitment to excellence in the performing arts will be celebrated with symphony and theater performances during the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the expanded and renovated University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Oct. 8.

two men sit at a table with microphones Wyoming Delegation Explores Coal Opportunities in Visit to China

September 23, 2015 — Representatives of the University of Wyoming and one of China’s major coal-producing regions explored the potential for collaborative efforts to advance clean-coal and coal-conversion technologies during meetings in China last week.

UW Again Ranks Among World Leaders in Environmental Economics

September 22, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Department of Economics and Finance continues to be ranked among the world’s top programs in environmental economics, according to IDEAS, a prestigious worldwide organization that disseminates economics research. IDEAS is a service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Campus Announcements

woman on a stage doing a presentation on a screen UW Botany Professor Wins Society for the Study of Evolution’s Dobzhansky Prize

October 8, 2015 — A new University of Wyoming faculty member recently took home a prestigious young investigator award from the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE).

UW Law Week Features Presenters from Northern Ireland

October 8, 2015 — The University of Wyoming College of Law will feature “The Resolution of Conflict in Ireland,” a presentation by Northern Ireland civil leaders Tom Frawley and the Rev. John Dunlop, during Law Week Oct. 12-16.

woman looking at large book in hands UW School of Nursing Honors Community Partners

October 8, 2015 — he University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has named clinical agencies in Casper, Rock Springs, Saratoga and Sheridan as community partners.

two older men in ties and jackets standing beside each other Northern Ireland Leaders to Speak in Jackson

October 7, 2015 — Two Northern Ireland government and religious leaders will discuss the challenges of building community amid differences during a brown-bag presentation Friday, Oct. 16, at the Teton County Public Library in Jackson.

UW to Honor Four Outstanding Alumni at Homecoming

October 6, 2015 — Four University of Wyoming alumni will be honored during this year’s Homecoming for exhibiting great achievements throughout their professional careers.

UW Presidential Search Committee Incorporates Input, Sets Next Meetings

October 6, 2015 — Based upon input received from a variety of stakeholders in recent listening sessions, the first committee involved in the search for a new University of Wyoming president has updated the position profile used in advertising the job.

man standing by bookshelf UW Professor Listed Among Most Highly Cited Researchers for Second Consecutive Year

October 2, 2015 — For the second consecutive year, Xiaohong Liu has made Thomas Reuters’ list as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the field of geosciences.

Mental Health Awareness Week Oct. 5-9

October 2, 2015 — A variety of mental health awareness events are scheduled Oct. 5-9 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week at the University of Wyoming. All events are free and open to the public, and no registration is needed.

UW Extension Offers Food Preservation Publications

October 2, 2015 — University of Wyoming Extension educators put the “can-do” in high-altitude home canning via food preservation publications and in-person expertise.


woman sitting on the edge of a small bed Exhibition on Denver Women in the Sex Industry Opens Thursday

October 8, 2015 — A photo exhibition depicting Denver women in the sex industry opens with a public reception and presentations Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7-9:30 p.m. in Room 506 of the University of Wyoming Coe Library.

Free Bingo Night for UW Students Oct. 16

October 8, 2015 — All University of Wyoming students are invited to participate in a free bingo night Friday, Oct. 16, at 9 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

UW Homecoming Dance Features Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts

October 7, 2015 — This year’s annual University of Wyoming Homecoming dance will feature a performance from Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event will begin at 8 p.m. with free country swing dance lessons, followed by live music at 9 p.m.

man standing and taking off headphones Comedian Kevin Yee to Perform as Part of UW Ally Week

October 2, 2015 — Pop-comedy singer Kevin Yee will perform Friday, Oct. 9, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom as part of UW Ally Week.

man holding a saxaphone Guest Saxophonist Clifford Leaman to Perform at UW Oct. 13

October 2, 2015 — Classical saxophonist Clifford Leaman will perform with guest pianist Joseph Rackers Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series.

This Week at UW

photo of woman looking up at camera Colorado Chamber Orchestra Chooses Composer-in-Residence from UW

October 5, 2015 — Anne Guzzo, associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Music, is serving as composer-in-residence with the Colorado Chamber Orchestra (CCO).

head portrait of woman Clan Scott Society Honors UW Professor

October 5, 2015 — The Clan Scott Society recently presented its highest award, the Order of the Stag, to Caroline McCracken-Flesher, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of English.

Gatekeepers Offer Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training at UW

October 5, 2015 — As part of Mental Health Awareness Week activities, the University of Wyoming Counseling Center will offer a Gatekeepers training session this week to educate students, staff and faculty members about the importance of suicide awareness and prevention.

graphic for podcast UW Launches Weekly Podcast

October 5, 2015 — The University of Wyoming now offers a weekly podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

UW Police, Coe Library Offer Advice to Prevent Theft

October 5, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) reports an increase in thefts of belongings left unattended by students.

people carrying a University of Wyoming banner in a parade Join the UW Homecoming Parade

October 5, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Pride Committee is looking for volunteers to don their brown and gold, and walk with UW’s parade contingent and the president’s vehicle during the Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 17.

Public Meeting Scheduled on Ivinson Avenue Redesign

September 28, 2015 — A public open house/meeting to gather public input regarding options for the redesign of Ivinson Avenue and adjacent streets is scheduled Monday, Oct. 5, from 4-6 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room.

man standing at a podium outdoors, talking Campus Construction Update for Oct. 4-10

October 2, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

man standing on set for play, with arm extended in front of him University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 5-11

October 2, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

October 5, 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

young woman in helmet holding onto a zip line bar UW Student Represents State as Miss Wyoming USA

October 7, 2015 — Being from the nation’s least populated state suits University of Wyoming student Autumn Olson, of Saratoga, just fine, as she represents Wyoming as the 2016 Miss Wyoming USA.

four men and one woman in military dress uniforms with flags behind them UW Army ROTC Cadets Rank Among Top in the Nation

October 6, 2015 — Five University of Wyoming seniors rank among the nation’s leading Army ROTC cadets.

Club Sports

UW Rodeo Teams Wrap up Fall Season This Weekend

October 6, 2015 — With just one rodeo remaining on the fall schedule, the University of Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls attempt to solidify their positions as regional contenders heading into the spring season.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 11-17

October 2, 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.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Morality: The Face of Public Christianity

September 30, 2015 — A non-Christian who read recent newspapers to learn about Christianity might arrive at the following picture. Christianity believes that marriage is between a man and woman, so no marriage between members of the same sex. Christianity believes life begins at conception, so no abortion and no stem cell research. Christianity believes that God created the universe, so evolution should not be taught. Sexual activity belongs in marriage, so no premarital sex.

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