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February 2008 Releases


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Indian Dancer Comes to UW For Performance

February 29, 2008 — Boston-based classical Indian dancer and choreographer, Sudarshan Belsare, will perform March 7-8, at the University of Wyoming.

Outdoor Gear Swap Scheduled for March 8

February 29, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) will host its annual Spring Outdoor Gear Swap Saturday, March 8, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

Powell, Laramie and Wheatland Teams Win Engineering Competition at UW

February 29, 2008 — Teams from Powell, Laramie and Wheatland high schools won their respective divisions in a statewide engineering problem-solving contest at the University of Wyoming.

UW Groups Host Diabetic and Osteoporosis Screening

February 29, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Academy of Student Pharmacists and Phi Delta Chi will offer a diabetic and osteoporosis screening Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Laramie Community Recreation Center.

UW Students Claim Top Honors at Regional Theatre Festival

February 29, 2008 — University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance students and faculty members received top honors at last week's Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and Northwest Drama Conference (NWDC), held at UW.

UW Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Committee to Host Open Forum

February 28, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety (BPS) Committee will host an open forum Wednesday, March 5, to gather input on three proposed bike corridors on campus.

UW Debaters Finish Successful Season

February 28, 2008 — The University of Wyoming debate team's parliamentary and policy-style debate squads concluded their regular season and prepped for the national championships with top speaker awards and highly competitive team performances.

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for March Meeting

February 28, 2008 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their March meeting beginning with an executive session at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the UW Conference Center, 22nd Street and Grand Avenue in Laramie.

African Highlife Heritage Band to Perform at UW

February 27, 2008 — Kwasi Ampene and the African Highlife Heritage Band will perform a free concert Saturday, March 8, at 4 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Education auditorium as part of the African Gala Night.

UW Art Museum Galleries Closing for Renovations

February 27, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will close its galleries at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1, for renovations to the Centennial Complex expected to continue into the fall. A major sculpture exhibition is scheduled at the museum and various community locations beginning in June.

UW Music Faculty to Perform in Concert

February 27, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music Faculty Concert Series will continue Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

UW Researcher on Advisory Board of Major Corn Gene Sequencing Project

February 27, 2008 — A University of Wyoming faculty member is an advisory board member of a major project that has mapped the corn plant's massive genome sequence.

Washakie Assistant Manager Wins Culinary Competition

February 27, 2008 — Phyllis Ricklefs, the assistant manager of dining services at the University of Wyoming Washakie Center, won an internal culinary competition conducted by UW Residence Life and Dining Services (RLDS).

Expert to Discuss Carbon Capture and Storage

February 26, 2008 — Princeton University Professor Michael Celia, a leading researcher in the capture and storage of carbon dioxide, will speak Tuesday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room. A reception precedes the talk at 2:30 p.m.

UW Hockey Club Earns Two Victories Over Montana State

February 26, 2008 — The University of Wyoming club hockey team enjoyed a successful weekend in central Wyoming, earning a pair of victories over Montana State University.

UW Researchers Developing a More Efficient Ethanol Production Method

February 26, 2008 — A University of Wyoming professor has received a $485,000 grant to explore a more economical way to produce ethanol.

Body Image Awareness Week Begins Monday at UW

February 25, 2008 — Do you value a person's attractiveness and worth based on how much they match an "ideal" standard of thinness? What do you say about yourself when gazing at a mirror's reflection? Is your life measured by the size of your jeans or the number of calories you eat? Do you put yourself down when you cannot refuse a piece of cake and then run to the gym in a panic to burn off the calories?

UW Counseling Center Director Candidates to Interview on Campus

February 25, 2008 — Brian Krylowicz and Daniel Socall will interview for the University Counseling Center director position at the University of Wyoming.

UW Symphony, Vocal Groups to Feature Mozart's Music in Concert

February 25, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music will present "Mozart, 1791," a concert featuring works written by the famous composer during the last year of his life, Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Economic Development Among Topics to be Discussed at UW Banking Panel Presentation

February 22, 2008 — Prominent area bankers will give their opinions on a wide range of topics, including economic development and new technologies, at a "Banking Panel" Friday, Feb. 29, 2:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming College of Business auditorium.

UW Outreach School Dean Named to Accreditation Board of Trustees

February 22, 2008 — Maggi Murdock, University of Wyoming Outreach School dean and associate vice president for academic affairs, has been elected to a four-year term on the board of trustees of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accrediting organization. She will serve through 2012.

Election and Feminism Panel Discussion Tuesday

February 21, 2008 — A panel discussion, "The 2008 Election and What it Means for Feminism," will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 7-9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming West Wyoming Ballroom.

European Union Ambassador Bruton to Speak in Cheyenne, Laramie

February 21, 2008 — John Bruton, European Union ambassador to the United States and former prime minister of Ireland, will speak to both houses of the Wyoming State Legislature in Cheyenne and to University of Wyoming audiences Thursday, Feb. 28, and will continue with events at UW Friday, Feb. 29.

School Improvement Conference to Feature Best-Selling Author

February 21, 2008 — Best-selling author Jason Ryan Dorsey will be the keynote speaker at the 2008 School Improvement Conference, March 3-4 at the Parkway Plaza in Casper.

Sex Signals Improv Show Comes to UW

February 21, 2008 — The improv comedy group, Sex Signals, will give a free performance Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom.

Events Announced for Women's History Month at UW

February 20, 2008 — Groups and organizations at the University of Wyoming will host a variety of events for Women's History Month. The events include films, performances, lectures and other activities.

Nominations Sought for Each Student - A Person Award

February 20, 2008 — Nominations are now being accepted for the James C. Hurst Each Student - A Person Award. This award recognizes a member of UW's faculty or staff who demonstrates an exceptional effort in creating a caring community for UW students.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Dominate Final Race

February 20, 2008 — Competing against Division I opponents for much of the season helped the University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams sweep its home Cowboy Chase last weekend at the Pole Mountain Nordic Trails.

UW to Offer Innovative Courses Next Winter Break

February 20, 2008 — The University of Wyoming will offer three overseas courses and one in New York City during winter break next year.

Marathon Oil Gifts $1 Million to UW

February 19, 2008 — Marathon Oil Corporation, one of the world's leading energy companies, today (Tuesday) donated a gift of $1 million to the University of Wyoming that will support energy education and research programs at UW.

Sen. Enzi to Visit UW

February 19, 2008 — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi will visit the University of Wyoming Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the UW College of Education auditorium.

Terry Tempest Williams to Host First of Four

February 19, 2008 — Terry Tempest Williams, the University of Wyoming's first Eminent Writer-in-Residence in the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing, will host "Weather Reports" in Pinedale Friday and Saturday, March 7-8.

UW Debate Team Places First Overall at Boulder Event

February 19, 2008 — The University of Wyoming debate team finished first in overall debate sweepstakes at the Western States Communication Association convention last weekend in Boulder, Colo.

UW Graduate Student Wins Prestigious Southwood Prize

February 18, 2008 — Jon Pauli's research project on the effects of recreational shooting on black-tailed prairie dog colonies in northeastern Wyoming produced two surprises.

UW Hockey Club Misses National Tournament

February 18, 2008 — The University of Wyoming club hockey team fell one victory shy of qualifying for the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division III National Tournament.

'English Patient' Author to Visit UW

February 15, 2008 — Michael Ondaatje, author of "The English Patient," will visit the University of Wyoming next month, as a guest of the Department of English L.L. Smith Lectureship and the International Studies Scholar Lecture Series.

UW Student Leaders to Visit Legislature Monday

February 15, 2008 — The student government of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW) will hold "ASUW Students' Day at the Legislature" Monday, Feb. 18.

Banff Mountain Film Festival Comes to UW

February 14, 2008 — For the ninth year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will stop at the University of Wyoming for two nights of mountain adventure films, Feb. 23-24 at 7 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Low-Volume Paved Roads and Streets Workshops Offered Locally

February 14, 2008 — Three separate low-volume paved roads and streets workshops will be offered this month in Gillette, Rock Springs and Riverton.

Two Open Forums Scheduled for UW Parking and Transportation Master Plan

February 14, 2008 — The University of Wyoming's quest to gather public input for a Transportation and Parking Master Plan continues Thursday, Feb. 21, with two open forum meetings.

UW Hockey Club Heads to Regional Tournament

February 14, 2008 — If the University of Wyoming club hockey team does that, Erik Blomberg believes the Cowboys will emerge as a force at the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division III Pacific Regional Tournament.

UW President Asserts University's Commitment to Ag Producers

February 14, 2008 — The University of Wyoming's job is to help producers overcome challenges and keep agriculture strong and vibrant in Wyoming, UW President Tom Buchanan told those attending an evening banquet during the WESTI Ag Days.

UW Undergraduate Research Day Set for April 26

February 14, 2008 — Undergraduate students are invited to participate in the ninth annual Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day scheduled Saturday, April 26, at the University of Wyoming.

Weather Disrupts Public Radio Signals in Thermopolis, Rock Springs Areas

February 14, 2008 — The recent severe weather has caused equipment or antenna problems on several of Wyoming Public Radio's mountaintop transmitters, interrupting services in the Thermopolis and Rock Springs areas.

Wyoming SBIR Grant Awards $2.7 Million in 2007

February 14, 2008 — In 2007, 20 small businesses in eight Wyoming communities received more than $2.7 million from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Record Number Enroll in UW Online Non-credit Classes

February 13, 2008 — A record number of people from across the United States took online non-credit classes in January through the University of Wyoming.

UW, GE Team up to Develop Advanced Coal Technology Center

February 13, 2008 — GE Energy has signed a letter of intent with the University of Wyoming, countersigned by Gov. Dave Freudenthal, to develop an advanced gasification research and technology center in Wyoming.

UW's Cardinal Key Hosts Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Art Auction and Banquet

February 13, 2008 — Cardinal Key, the University of Wyoming junior honorary, will hold its annual banquet and art auction to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research, "Hearts of Gold." The event will be Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

Wyoming Jazz Ensemble Concert Features Noted Jazz Artists

February 13, 2008 — The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble will present "Jazz Double-Header," a concert featuring jazz artists Denis DiBlasio on saxophone and John Fedchock on trombone, Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming P-16 Council to Meet Friday in Cheyenne

February 13, 2008 — Members of Wyoming's P-16 Council will meet Friday, Feb. 15, starting at 8 a.m. in Room 1114 of the Herschler Building in Cheyenne. The meeting is open to the public.

ASUW Election Season Starts Soon

February 12, 2008 — Election packets and applications are now available in the ASUW Office, Wyoming Union Room 020, for students interested in the University of Wyoming student government. Elections will include positions for senators, president and vice president.

Korean Pianist to Perform at UW

February 12, 2008 — Prizewinning Korean pianist Chul Hee Yoon will perform a guest artist recital Sunday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Oil Executive to Examine America's Energy Security

February 12, 2008 — America's energy security will be the subject of a talk by Marathon Oil regional vice president Steven P. Guidry Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

UW Nordic Ski Team Completes Division I Competition

February 12, 2008 — Both the University of Wyoming women's and men's Nordic ski teams put together several qualifying times during the final NCAA Division I race last weekend. The Cowgirls and Cowboys competed for the first time at the University of New Mexico Invitational held near Red River, N.M., at Enchanted Forest Nordic Center.

UW Student Exhibition Winners Announced

February 12, 2008 — More than $19,000 in prize money was awarded to winners of the University of Wyoming Art Museum's recent 33rd annual Juried Student Exhibition. The exhibition winners were selected by juror Linny Frickman, director of the Hatton Gallery at Colorado State University.

Famed Pianist to Perform in UW Cultural Programs Spring Concert Series

February 11, 2008 — Pianist Piotr Anderszewski, the 2002 winner of the prestigious Gilmore Artist Award, will perform Sunday, Feb. 24, in the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs' spring concert series.

Internationally Renowned Researcher to Launch UW Distinguished Neuroscience Lecture Series

February 11, 2008 — Bryan Kolb, an internationally renowned expert of behavioral neuroscience, will speak Thursday, Feb. 14, at the University of Wyoming's first Distinguished Neuroscience Lecture.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates - Non-resident

February 11, 2008 — The University of Wyoming awarded degrees to the following non-resident students at completion of the 2007 fall semester.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates - Resident

February 11, 2008 — The University of Wyoming awarded degrees to the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2007 fall semester.

UW Hockey Club Sweeps Colorado School of Mines

February 11, 2008 — The University of Wyoming club hockey team built momentum for the American Collegiate Hockey Association (AHCA) Division III Pacific Regional Tournament, winning two games against the Colorado School of Mines over the weekend.

UW Libraries Brings AP Images to Campus

February 8, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Libraries has added Associated Press images to its digital collections.

UW Workshops Take Aim at Wage Gap

February 8, 2008 — The WAGE Project is working to debunk a popular myth amongst women.

Renowned Scholar Timothy Slater Accepts UW Endowed Chair in Science Education

February 7, 2008 — Scholar Timothy F. Slater will join the University of Wyoming College of Education faculty next academic year as the first recipient of the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Science Education.

Encore Performance of The 'M' Word Sold Out

February 6, 2008 — A special encore performance of "The ‘M' Word," one of five finalists at the Region VII 2008 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), is sold out.

Pilar Flores Named SEO Director at UW

February 6, 2008 — Pilar Flores has been selected as Student Educational Opportunity (SEO) director at the University of Wyoming. Her appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Trustees.

University of Wyoming Outreach School Honor Rolls - Non-Resident

February 6, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following out-of-state students on the Outreach School's 2007 fall semester President's, Dean's and Freshman, and Vice President's honor rolls.

University of Wyoming Outreach School Honor Rolls - Resident

February 6, 2008 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the Outreach School's 2007 fall semester President's, Dean's and Freshman, and Vice President's honor rolls.

UW Men's Soccer Club Wins Tournament

February 6, 2008 — The University of Wyoming men's soccer club team won a four-team indoor tournament last weekend in Powell to open its spring schedule.

Wyoming Native Spencer Bohren to Perform at UW

February 6, 2008 — Wyoming native Spencer Bohren will give a free concert Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom.

Grant Funds UW Training in Older Adult Care

February 5, 2008 — The University of Wyoming has received a three-year, $75,000 grant to prepare social workers to specialize in older adult care.

Laramie Contemporary Music Project Features Guest Performers and New Music

February 5, 2008 — A concert and event series, "New Frontiers: The Laramie Contemporary Music Project," will be held Feb. 11-18 in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall.

UW CES Receives National Award for Cooperative Range Program

February 5, 2008 — The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) recently presented a national award to the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) for its work to implement a cooperative range monitoring program.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Continue Drive to National Meet

February 5, 2008 — Competing with temperatures dipping into single digits and heavy snowfall, the University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams performed well in two days of competition at Crested Butte, Colo., during the Western State College Division I races.

Wyoming Conservation Corps Offers 24 Summer Job Positions

February 5, 2008 — The Wyoming Conservation Corps needs to fill 24 crew member slots for the summer. Applications are due March 28. For more information, call (307) 766-6436 or e-mail wcc@uwyo.edu.

Canadian Consul General to Speak at UW

February 4, 2008 — Dale Eisler, the consul general of Canada in Denver, will give a public talk Monday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

Dance to Raise Money for Orphanage in Kenya

February 4, 2008 — The First United Methodist Church will hold "Black, White, and Red," a winter formal/semi-formal dance, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8 p.m.-midnight to raise money for the Shalom Garden Orphanage in Kenya. The church is located at 1215 E. Gibbon St. in Laramie.

Fraternity Wins UW College Bowl

February 4, 2008 — Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity defeated nine other teams to win the 2008 University of Wyoming College Bowl on Jan. 31.

UW Hockey Club Sweeps UC-Colorado Springs

February 4, 2008 — The University of Wyoming club hockey team improved to 9-7 this season with a pair of victories over the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs last weekend.

UW Athletics Hosts Fourth Annual Walk for Women

February 1, 2008 — The University of Wyoming athletics department will host the fourth annual Walk for Women Sunday, Feb. 10, starting with registration at 11:30 a.m. in War Memorial Fieldhouse. Cost for the walk is $25 per person.

UW Studies Immigrant Impact on Teton County Economy

February 1, 2008 — Immigrant influence on Teton County's economy will be studied by the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES).

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