March 2008 Releases
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
March 21, 2008 — A workshop for landowners and interested persons in areas of coal-bed methane (CBM) development is Friday, March 28, in Rawlins.
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.
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.
March 20, 2008 — Melissa Doherty had an expensive airplane ticket to Europe and a big problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 14, 2008 — Students from throughout the state won scholarships and sweepstakes during the recent Wyoming State Science Fair at the University of Wyoming.
March 14, 2008 — Two recent additions to the College of Business faculty will strengthen the Sustainable Business Practices program at the University of Wyoming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 11, 2008 — A cooperative effort by the University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming College will result in expanded educational opportunities in Fremont County.
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.
March 7, 2008 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items during their meeting today (Friday).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 3, 2008 — With a new population emerging at the University of Wyoming, 13 students from Nepal are petitioning to form a student organization.
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.
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.