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October 2008 Releases

frog burger sculpture UW Art Museum Receives Major Donation

October 31, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum has been selected to receive a gift of 50 works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel.

UW Department of Geology & Geophysics Profiles New Faculty Members

October 31, 2008 — In an effort to highlight its recent growth, the Department of Geology and Geophysics at UW recently compiled four profiles of its new faculty members.

GE Energy and the University of Wyoming Reach Joint Agreement to Advance Cleaner Coal

October 30, 2008 — GE Energy and the University of Wyoming have reached agreement on a proposed development plan for the High Plains Gasification Advanced Technology Center. The agreement outlines the framework for the development, design, construction and operation of the facility, and enables work to begin immediately.

UW College of Education, Laramie County School District Sign Student Teacher Agreement

October 30, 2008 — An agreement between the University of Wyoming College of Education and Laramie County School District 1 will enable pre-service teachers in their senior year at UW to be placed in the district's elementary and secondary schools.

UW Department of Geology & Geophysics Profiles New Faculty Members

October 30, 2008 — In an effort to highlight its recent growth, the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming recently compiled four profiles of its new faculty members Assistant Professor Po Chen, Associate Professor John Kaszuba, Subhashis Mallick, and Clifford Riebe. The profiles can be found on the Department's new web site at

Woman assisting two students Office of the Registrar Gets Students Involved

October 29, 2008 — To encourage more students to read the front section of the class schedule, the University of Wyoming Office of the Registrar will award two $250 gift cards to the UW Bookstore to two students who find a statement placed in the printed copy of the spring 2009 class schedule.

WyGEC Receives $150,000 to Train Mental Health Professionals

October 28, 2008 — The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) at the University of Wyoming has received $150,000 in state funds to expand its innovative mental health services program.

Musician performing WYditarod Food Drive Contest to Benefit Laramie Community

October 27, 2008 — It's sort of like Alaska's famed Iditarod dogsled race, but instead, a contest to collect as many canned food items as possible to benefit the Laramie community.

UW Professor Joins WPT Panel

October 24, 2008 — Catherine Connolly, University of Wyoming women's studies professor, is among experts who will appear on "Wyoming Perspectives: Gender Wage Gap in the Equality State" that will air live Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

UW Conducts Successful Test of Text Alert System

October 23, 2008 — More than 9,200 University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff received a text message on their cell phones Thursday in a system-wide test of the university's text notification system, UW Alert.

UW Receives NSF Grant to Retain Undergraduate Women Engineering Students

October 22, 2008 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science is the co-recipient of a $500,000, three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how cooperative education and related on-the-job experiences affect female undergraduate engineering students.

Mountain climber Outdoor Slide Show Benefits Cancer Research

October 21, 2008 — Well-known mountain guide Dawn Glanc, a member of the 2008 expedition for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present a free slide show on the expedition at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Room 133 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

Panel to Examine Sage Grouse Issues

October 20, 2008 — Economic implications of listing sage grouse as an endangered species will be among topics discussed during a free panel discussion Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. in Room 142 of the University of Wyoming College of Law Building.

UW, UNC Receive $5 Million Grant to Deliver Mathematics Program

October 20, 2008 — A $5 million National Science Foundation grant will fund a joint partnership involving the University of Wyoming to offer distance-delivered professional development opportunities for mathematics educators.

UW Extension Sponsors Radon Information Meetings for Public, Professionals

October 20, 2008 — The what, when, where and why of radon is being offered by the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) at free sessions to the general public, realtors and contractors this month.

UW Theatre and Dance Season Continues With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama

October 20, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance continues the 2008-2009 production season with the Pulitizer-Prize winning "Rabbit Hole," Tuesday, Oct. 28 through Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center studio theatre.

UW English Department Announces Revised Professional Writing Minor

October 17, 2008 — Recognizing the importance of communication in professional, civic, and personal lives, the UW Department of English has revised its Professional Writing Minor. The UW Professional Writing Minor (PWM) is designed for students in any major in which effective written communication is highly valued. By providing in-depth writing instructions, this minor prepares those who seek writing expertise beyond the University Studies requirements as well as those considering careers in professional writing.

Woman smiling UW Will Continue to Serve its Access Mission in Tough Economic Times

October 17, 2008 — Op-Ed by Sara Axelson, University of Wyoming Vice President for Student Affairs

WSBDC's Unger Receives State Star

October 17, 2008 — Cindy Unger, a business counselor in the University of Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) office in Casper, has been selected as the America's Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) 2008 State Star. The award was presented at a special reception in Chicago.

UW Energy School Annual Report Presented to Legislative Committees

October 16, 2008 — The hiring of nine new distinguished faculty members and the awarding of more than $4.5 million in matching funds for clean coal research initiatives are among highlights included in an annual report by the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources (SER).

Man smiling Acclaimed Director, Actor and Mime Bowers Accepts UW Endowed Professorship

October 13, 2008 — Already, Bill Bowers is a professional director, an acclaimed Broadway actor and an international mime sensation.

UW Graduate School Recruits in China

October 13, 2008 — The University of Wyoming Graduate School's recruitment efforts will span the globe as graduate admissions coordinator, Michell Anderson, tours China through Oct. 21.

UW Gold 2008 Winners Named

October 9, 2008 — Six University of Wyoming students were selected as UW Gold winners for 2008.

Grand Teton Lodge Offers UW Certificate Program to Employees

October 8, 2008 — A first-year course offered through the University of Wyoming enabled 63 Jackson Lake Lodge employees to complete a Hospitality Certificate Program.

Four students National Foundation Provides Five $10,000 Scholarships to Ease Nursing Shortage

October 8, 2008 — Funding from a national foundation will allow the University of Wyoming to award five scholarships of $10,000 each to help ease an urgent national shortage of nurses and nurse faculty.

Man wearing cowboy hat UW Cowboy Viles Finds Key to Success

October 8, 2008 — It doesn't matter if it's a calf or a steer.

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Announces 2008 Hall of Fame Inductees

October 7, 2008 — Three outstanding alumni will be inducted into the College of Engineering and Applied Science Hall of Fame during University of Wyoming Homecoming activities.

UW Gold Candidates Announced

October 3, 2008 — Top University of Wyoming students have been designated as candidates for UW Gold distinction, which replaces traditional Homecoming royalty.

Grant Helps WPR Upgrade Emergency Broadcasting Facilities

October 2, 2008 — The Wyoming Community Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Wyoming Public Radio to fund the Emergency Broadcasting Facilities Upgrade Project.

UW Extension CD Course Helps Families Manage Rural Enterprises for Success

October 2, 2008 — The two-part CD course Enterprising Rural Families can provide family businesses with the tools and skills they need to deal with challenges, both current and long term, and build business resilience.

Group of children UW Students Raise Funds for Underprivileged Students in India

October 2, 2008 — University of Wyoming students are raising funds to help some underprivileged children in India stay in school.

Man smiling UW Economics Professor Named to Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

October 1, 2008 — University of Wyoming College of Business Professor Jason Shogren has been appointed as a lifetime member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, a group that annually awards the Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry, literature and economics.

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