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March 2008 Releases

Maciej Radosz seated at desk American Institute of Chemical Engineers Honors UW Professor

March 31, 2008 — The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has named University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science Professor Maciej Radosz as one of its eight new fellows.

Man playing song Tibetan Musician to Perform at UW

March 31, 2008 — A performance of "Traditional Tibetan Song and Dance with Techung and Special Guests" will be presented Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Author to Be Featured at Book and Author Luncheon

March 31, 2008 — Members of the University of Wyoming Libraries Development Board will host the third annual 2008 Book and Author Luncheon, featuring Wyoming resident Dr. William T. Close, Thursday, April 17, at the UW Conference Center, 22nd Street and Grand Avenue.

Annual Clarke Lecture to Feature Cambridge Professor

March 28, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Zoology and Physiology will present the annual L. Floyd Clarke Lecture Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the Classroom Building.

Climber on ropes National Geographic Photographer and UW Alumnus to Speak Thursday

March 28, 2008 — Bill Hatcher, a freelance photographer for National Geographic and other publications including Outside magazine and Smithsonian, will give a presentation Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m., in the University of Wyoming College of Business auditorium.

Phi Beta Kappa Speaker to Discuss Theology and Evolution at UW

March 28, 2008 — The National Phi Beta Kappa speaker, Alejandro Garcia-Rivera, will visit the University of Wyoming Monday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 1.

Four musicians in front of concert audience Rockstar

March 28, 2008 — The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink "Get A Life" tour will come to the University of Wyoming Wednesday, April 30, at 6 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Nine dancers UW Piece Selected for National Dance Conference

March 28, 2008 — "The Pink Blue," an original contemporary dance piece, has been selected for performance at the 2008 National Conference of the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA).

Two pianists at piano Acclaimed Piano Duo to Play at UW

March 27, 2008 — The award-winning Belle Donne Piano Duo will perform, "Brazil: New Sounds for Four Hand Piano Literature," Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m., in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Man Top Solar Researcher Joins University of Wyoming Energy School Faculty

March 27, 2008 — Bruce Alan Parkinson, recognized internationally as a leading researcher in harnessing solar energy, is a new distinguished professor of chemistry in the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER).

Band performing at stadium game Western Thunder Seeks New Members

March 27, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Western Thunder Marching Band (WTMB) will have an open sign-up period for new members continuing through July.

UW Theatre and Dance to Present One-act Play Festival

March 26, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present a one-act play festival Monday, March 31, through Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre.

UW Residence Halls Raise More than $1,900 for Charity

March 25, 2008 — University of Wyoming residence hall students raised more than $1,900 for two local charities during the recent 2008 Penny Wars coordinated by Residence Life and Dining Services.

Wyoming Beef Cattle Improvement Association Bull Sale April 5 near Riverton

March 25, 2008 — The Wyoming Beef Cattle Improvement Association (WBCIA) state beef bull sale is Saturday, April 5, at the Pingetzer Feedlot between Riverton and Shoshoni at the Missouri Valley Highway Junction.

Wyoming Family of the Year Nominations Sought

March 25, 2008 — Nominations for the 2008 Wyoming Family of the Year are now being accepted by the Associated Parents of the University of Wyoming (APUW).

Latino Family Drama Creator is Shepard Symposium Keynote Speaker

March 24, 2008 — Barbara Martinez Jitner, executive producer of the first Latino family drama on broadcast television, is the keynote speaker at the 12th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice March 25-28, at the University of Wyoming.

Socall Named UW Counseling Center Director

March 24, 2008 — Daniel W. Socall has been selected as director of the University of Wyoming Counseling Center in the Division of Student Affairs, subject to approval by the UW Board of Trustees. The appointment is effective later this spring.

Woman jumping horse Two UW Contestants Qualify for Equestrian Zone Championships

March 24, 2008 — Two members of the University of Wyoming equestrian club have qualified to compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone 7 Championships April 5-6 in Baton Rouge, La.

UW Extension Plans Coal-bed Methane Issue Workshop in Rawlins

March 21, 2008 — A workshop for landowners and interested persons in areas of coal-bed methane (CBM) development is Friday, March 28, in Rawlins.

Wyoming Conservation Corps/UW Receives $15,000 to Fund Tools and Equipment Purchases

March 21, 2008 — The Wyoming Conservation Corps has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation's (WYCF) LEK Endowment Fund to purchase tools and equipment for use by WCC crews completing conservation projects with state and federal land managers throughout Wyoming.

Student and professor working with lab equipment UW, G&F Continue Research into Red Rim Elk Die-offs

March 20, 2008 — University of Wyoming researchers continue to collaborate with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (G&F) to identify toxins in lichen that are apparently weakening elk in the Red Rim area southwest of Rawlins to the point they are unable to stand.

Four bicyclists UW Cyclist Doherty to Ride with U.S. Women's National Team

March 20, 2008 — Melissa Doherty had an expensive airplane ticket to Europe and a big problem.

Children's Health Insurance Among Television Program Topics Thursday

March 19, 2008 — Proposed federal legislation to provide health care for children will be among topics presented during a public affairs program Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. on KCWC, Wyoming Public Television.

Two men UW's Ryan Stars at National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence

March 19, 2008 — Jess Ryan of Lander fronted a spectacular performance by the University of Wyoming at the eighth annual National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence last weekend, outperforming 108 other competitors to win top speaker honors.

Man UW Ag Students Receive Academic Honors from International Honor Society

March 19, 2008 — Outstanding College of Agriculture students received awards for academic performance from the University of Wyoming chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, an international honor society of agriculture.

Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland to Cap UW Cultural Programs' Concert Series

March 18, 2008 — If you think you need to travel to New York, London or another of the world's cultural hotspots to hear a fine European chamber ensemble play Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" and then join with a world-class pianist to perform a Mozart piano concerto (No. 14), think again.

Two men holding oversized check Green River Brothers Win $10K Competition at UW

March 18, 2008 — A pair of Green River brothers' plan to construct eco-friendly and energy-efficient homes won them $10,000 from a University of Wyoming competition to start up their own company.

Two men UW's Jensen Wins Awards, Sees the World

March 17, 2008 — Until a few years ago, Dane Jensen hadn't done much traveling. The University of Wyoming doctoral student in neuroscience had seen the many wondrous sights of the Cowboy State and, well, not much else.

Woman showing project State Science Students Win Scholarships and Sweepstakes at UW

March 14, 2008 — Students from throughout the state won scholarships and sweepstakes during the recent Wyoming State Science Fair at the University of Wyoming.

Two New Faculty Members Join UW Sustainable Business Practices Program

March 14, 2008 — Two recent additions to the College of Business faculty will strengthen the Sustainable Business Practices program at the University of Wyoming.

UW College of Education Receives Equipoise Fund Grant

March 14, 2008 — The University of Wyoming College of Education, thanks to a recent Equipoise Fund grant, now has four new resources to help Wyoming educators, students and parent groups combat advertising messages that distort images of girls and women.

Barbara Martinez Jitner Shepard Symposium Events Announced at UW

March 13, 2008 — The 12th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, "Life at the Margins: Gender, Race and Class in the Global Era," will be held March 25-28, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Professor Co-writes Nature Report on Denitrification of Streams and Rivers

March 13, 2008 — Streams and rivers have an important job in nature's ecosystem: To filter nitrate and prevent pollution of the world's oceans and lakes.

UW Receives Historic Software Donation from Schlumberger

March 13, 2008 — Students, faculty and researchers at the University of Wyoming now have access to the same exploration and production modeling software used by the oil and gas industry, thanks to a historic $26.6 million software gift from Schlumberger, the world's leading oilfield service company.

Kenny Sailors playing basketball UW Basketball Greats Featured on Wyoming PBS Thursday

March 12, 2008 — To the outside world, Wyoming is not a basketball state, but the faithful who pack gyms at the University of Wyoming know better. They know the legendary skills of Kenny Sailors, inventor of the jump shot, and leader of UW's 1943 NCAA championship team.

UW to Sponsor Seminar on Global Energy Solutions

March 12, 2008 — Colorado State University professor Bryan Wilson, one of the region's leading advocates for clean energy, will discuss global energy solutions Thursday, March 13, at the University of Wyoming.

Building concept sketch Joint UW, CWC Effort Expands Educational Opportunities at CWC Intertribal and Community Center

March 11, 2008 — A cooperative effort by the University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming College will result in expanded educational opportunities in Fremont County.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Third at National Meet

March 11, 2008 — The University of Wyoming men's and women's Nordic ski teams both placed third at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Nationals last weekend in Black Mountain, Maine.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

March 7, 2008 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items during their meeting today (Friday).

UW Trustees Approve Student Fee Increase

March 7, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved an increase of slightly more than 9 percent in mandatory fees for full-time students beginning next fall semester.

Man on horseback leading another horse Wyoming Public Radio Turns to Horses to Fix Thermopolis Transmitter

March 7, 2008 — The utility road running to the top of Copper Mountain was drifted with three feet of snow in some stretches. Three inches of solid ice covered most others. The top of the mountain was shrouded in clouds and a sustained 40-mph wind blew down the slope, flinging snow horizontally across the landscape.

First WOW Group Art Exhibit Friday

March 6, 2008 — Nine local artists will exhibit their work Friday March 7, from 5-8:30 p.m., at Laramie's March gallery walk in the Civic Center for the Works of Wyoming (WOW).

Woman Mary E. Burman Named Dean of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

March 6, 2008 — Mary E. Burman has accepted the position of dean of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wyoming.

Several students sitting on lawn UW Spring Enrollment Shows Increase

March 6, 2008 — Spring semester enrollment at the University of Wyoming is 11,670, an increase of 345 students from the previous spring, according to a report released today (Thursday) to the UW Board of Trustees.

Black and white photo historic downtown Laramie general store Historians to Discuss The Future of Public History at UW

March 5, 2008 — The University of Wyoming will hold a symposium on the "Future of Public History" Monday, March 10, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Centennial Complex, 22nd and Willett Drive.

Imani Winds quintet UW Cultural Programs' Spring Concert Series Continues

March 4, 2008 — Imani Winds, a Grammy-nominated wind quintet with a repertoire combining European, American, African, and Latin American traditions, will perform in the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs' concert series Wednesday, March 12.

Man working on infrared camera UW Graduate Student Works on National Science Foundation-Funded Infrared Camera

March 4, 2008 — There has been a few times lately when Andy Monson has spent the night on a small, uncomfortable-looking sofa at the Red Buttes Observatory (RBO) south of Laramie.

Two men and a woman discuss endowment fund Daniels Fund Awards $3 Million to UW College of Business

March 3, 2008 — Business ethics education in the Rocky Mountain region received a major boost with the announcement that the Daniels Fund has awarded the University of Wyoming College of Business $3 million for the Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics.

Student signing petition Nepalese Work to Organize Student Group at UW

March 3, 2008 — With a new population emerging at the University of Wyoming, 13 students from Nepal are petitioning to form a student organization.

Sen. Barack Obama to Hold Rally at UW on March 7

March 3, 2008 — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will appear at a "Stand for Change" Rally Friday, March 7, at the University of Wyoming Arena-Auditorium in Laramie.

UW's Science Posse, Albany County Educators to Visit India

March 3, 2008 — The University of Wyoming's Science Posse, the dean of UW's Graduate School and seven educators from Albany County will spend spring break on the other side of the world.

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