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July 2009 Releases


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Campus Construction Update for Week of Aug. 2-8

July 31, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Aug. 2-8:

UW Professor: Historic Ecological Restoration Not Always Best Choice

July 31, 2009 — Human disturbances and changing climates may require new designs for ecological restoration efforts, rather than attempting to restore ecosystems to their historical conditions, according to an article published today (Friday) in the global scientific journal, Science.

UW Student from Cody Is Top Cadet among Peers at ROTC Leadership Training

July 30, 2009 — University of Wyoming student Jeffery Dannemiller of Cody is the top cadet among the 481 Army ROTC students in his unit at Fort Lewis, Wash.

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UW/CC Technical Education Student Elected to International Office

July 29, 2009 — Mance Hurley, a senior in the technical education program at the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center, was recently elected secretary of the Technical Education Collegiate Association (TECA), the student division of the International Technical Education Association (ITEA).

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Sheridan Research Center Field Day Cancelled; Will Welcome New Director

July 28, 2009 — A scheduled Aug. 6 field day has been cancelled and an event to welcome the new director of the University of Wyoming's Sheridan Research and Extension Center (SREC) will instead be scheduled.

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Students Attend Forensics Institute at UW

July 28, 2009 — Students from eight states learned debating and research skills at the recent Wyoming Forensics Institute at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 2-Aug. 8

July 28, 2009 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center, part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Skies for August

July 28, 2009 — (A monthly look at the night skies of Wyoming, written by Ron Canterna, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Physics and Astronomy.)

Annual Steam Shut Down Scheduled

July 27, 2009 — The annual steam shutdown begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, and ends Sunday, Aug. 16. Buildings connected to the steam system will not have any building heat or domestic hot water. There will be no heat and minimal hot water in selected facilities.

Blomfelt Receives Association Scholarship

July 27, 2009 — UW Risk Manager Eric Blomfelt was among six members of the University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA) selected to receive the association's 2009 Annual Conference Scholarship.

Grand Teton National Park Historic Buildings Subject of Talk at AMK Ranch

July 27, 2009 — Historic buildings that are part of Grand Teton National Parks history are the subject of the summer seminar lecture series Thursday, July 30, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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Kunkel Leads Transit and Parking Department

July 27, 2009 — Paul Kunkel, the new manager of UW's Transit and Parking Department, accepts the challenges of taking the position during a dynamic period for parking and transportation at the University of Wyoming.

Movin' In 2009

July 27, 2009 — Residence Life & Dining Services Director Beth McCuskey is seeking volunteers to welcome students and families to UW.

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UW Professor Takes on National Energy Leadership Role

July 27, 2009 — A University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources associate director has taken on a leadership role in a national organization that promotes energy research, education and communication.

Western States Energy and Environment Committee to Meet July 29 at UW

July 27, 2009 — The Western States Energy and Environment Symposium Steering Committee, pursuant to 2009 House Bill 295, will meet via teleconference call at noon Wednesday, July 29.

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Campus Construction Update for Week of July 26-Aug. 1

July 24, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of July 26-Aug. 1:

UW Division of Social Work Joins Regional Workforce Project

July 24, 2009 — The Division of Social Work at the University of Wyoming has joined the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) and the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver to address the workforce needs for professionals who work with children and families in the children welfare arena

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UW Researcher Earns National Society's Graduate Fellowship

July 23, 2009 — Work with an elusive predator in Alaskan forests has earned University of Wyoming student Jonathan Pauli the American Society of Mammalogists' Graduate Fellowship.

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Day of The Cowboy Poem: The Price of Hay's Gone Up Terribly

July 22, 2009 — By Samuel Stenger Renken Van Pelt offers me a refill of coffee, which I accept, which he pours for me

Religion Today Column for Week of July 12-18: Understanding the "Open Carry Celebration"

July 22, 2009 — Religion Today is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

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Snowy Range Dance Festival Public Performances Wednesday and Saturday

July 22, 2009 — The 15th Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival, featuring about 80 students and instructors from Wyoming and several other states, will be July 15-26 at the University of Wyoming.

Twelve Wyoming Students Recognized at National History Day Competition

July 22, 2009 — Twelve Wyoming students placed at the recent National History Day competition at the University of Maryland -- fronted by Lander's Robert Coulter, who earned the Cowboy State's lone first-place award.

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UW Art Museum Features Two Thomas Moran Exhibits

July 22, 2009 — A pair of exhibits by Thomas Moran are on display through Aug. 16 at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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UW Joins National Day of the Cowboy Observance

July 22, 2009 — The University of Wyoming will commemorate the National Day of the Cowboy Saturday, July 25.

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Conference to Focus on Wind Energy Development Challenges, Possibilities in Wyoming

July 21, 2009 — Gov. Dave Freudenthal will convene stakeholders next month to examine the complex issues surrounding wind energy development in Wyoming, focusing on economic, physical and cultural impacts on the state's landscape, its wildlife and the people who live here.

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Day of the Cowboy Essay: On Ranching

July 21, 2009 — Ranching usually has created a closeness of family and neighbors, a sense of self-reliance and independence, and a use of skills so varied that I still wonder at my father's ability to do blacksmithing, build a timber bridge, doctor cattle and sheep, repair a mower or overshot stacker, judge the condition of stock and range, butcher a dry ewe, or construct a new head gate for an irrigation ditch.

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Day of the Cowboy Fiction: The Gun Battle

July 21, 2009 — Excerpt from Robert Roriapugh's "The Legend of Billy Jenks" Probably none of us had any idea what an old-time gun battle would be like performed right before our eyes instead of prettied up in some paperback novel or a movie. What we did see out in the wash boarded street in front of the express office wasn't the real thing either, though it came close. The two figures stopped about fifty feet apart, and Billy Jenks drew his awkward-looking Colt. He got off his first shot while Pink was calmly fumbling for the pistol butt in the tight-fitting leather of his spring-clip holster. Before Pink could draw his thirty-eight with that bad arm, Billy had fired twice more - the booming jars of a big-bore handgun that could be heard all up and down Main Street.

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Day of the Cowboy Poem: State of Mind

July 21, 2009 — By Tim Rush Real cowboys are a dying breed," Old Len Johnson said to me one day. "Every year I more and more concede That this life's a goin' the way

Professor Mark Balas Appointed Nicholson Professor of Electrical Engineering

July 21, 2009 — Mark Balas, professor and head of the University of Wyoming Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been appointed as the George J.G. Nicholson Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 26-Aug. 1

July 21, 2009 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center, part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Frontline Connections 2009

July 20, 2009 — Updated information for UW employees who work on the front line will be offered at a workshop to be presented twice -- Monday, Aug. 10, from 9-11 a.m. and Thursday, Aug. 13, from 1-3 p.m.

Parking Permits Can Be Purchased Now

July 20, 2009 — Faculty and staff parking permits for the 2009-2010 academic year can now be purchased from Transit and Parking (TransPark) Services.

Staff Senate Newsletter Online Now

July 20, 2009 — A summary of employee retrenchment rights and a directory and a list of current senators are among the features included in the current edition of the Staff Senate's newsletter, "The Lariat."

Western States Energy and Environment Committee to Meet July 22 at UW

July 20, 2009 — The Western States Energy and Environment Symposium Steering Committee, pursuant to 2009 House Bill 295, will meet via teleconference call at noon Wednesday, July 22.

Invasive Species Subject of Talk at AMK Ranch

July 18, 2009 — Canada thistle and white pine blister rust, exotic species within the Greater Yellowstone National Park ecosystem, are the subjects of the summer seminar series lecture Thursday, July 23, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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UW Calendar for July 20-26

July 18, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled July 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Staff Senate Ushers in New Officers and Holds First Meeting for Academic Year 2009/2010

July 18, 2009 — By Diana Marie Waggener -- UW Staff Senate President Chris Clements (Human Resources) presided over her first full senate meeting, July 8. New officers are Tod Scott, vice president (Waste Stream Management Waste Services), Lori Lewis, secretary (College of Business), Angie Bules, parliamentarian (Senior Auxiliary Services) and Al Emmons, member-at-large (Paint Shop). Clements said she wants this year to be one in which Staff Senate becomes more visible to UW staff and looks at new .ideas for fundraising and public relations.

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UW to Use Private Funds to Reopen Geological Museum to Visitors

July 18, 2009 — UW President Tom Buchanan has directed the University of Wyoming Geological Museum to reopen on Aug. 24 on a part-time basis for public visits.

Campus Construction Update for Week of July 19-25

July 17, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of July 19-25:

UW President Opposes Recommendation to Move Federal Laboratory

July 17, 2009 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan said today he opposes a Senate Appropriations Committee recommendation to relocate a U.S. Department of Agriculture animal disease research laboratory from UW to Manhattan, Kan.

UW To Request Bonding Authority for Fine Arts, Residence Hall Construction Projects

July 16, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Thursday) gave its approval to request legislative authorization for the university to issue bonds for the construction of UW's top capital facilities priority -- a new building to house the university's growing visual arts program.

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UW Trustees Approve Appointments

July 16, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments Thursday, July 16:

UW Trustees Authorize Lease Agreement for Intertribal Education and Community Center

July 16, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Thursday) authorized the university to enter into a lease agreement with Central Wyoming College (CWC) for the Intertribal Education and Community Center.

Schwartz Family Endows Professorship at UW College of Law in Honor of William T. Schwartz

July 15, 2009 — The University of Wyoming College of Law has established an endowed professorship honoring the distinguished career of Wyoming attorney William T. Schwartz, who died in June, 2008.

Portions of Lewis Street to Be Closed

July 13, 2009 — Portions of Lewis Street will be closed from 10th through 11th streets during a project scheduled to begin this month. Staging areas will begin to be set-up for the Cowboy Dorm and Old Power Plant deconstruction. These areas will be the sites for the Robert and Carol Berry Biodiversity and Conservation Center and the School of Energy Resources.

Teton Range Glaciers Subject of Talk at AMK Ranch

July 13, 2009 — Glacier change in the Teton range is the subject of the summer lecture series Thursday, July 16, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for July 13-19

July 13, 2009 — Thursday, July 16-Saturday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. -- The 2009 Snowy Range Summer Theatre season closes with Bill Corbett's and Kira Oblolensky's hilarious epistolary play, "Hate Mail," held at Hart's Alley, an over-21 venue at 404 S. 1st Street, Laramie. Tickets cost $10 for the public, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students. For tickets call (307) 742-3864 or go online at http://hartsalley.com/index.php.

UW TransPark Changes Effective Now

July 13, 2009 — New parking and transit fees are now in effect at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 19-July 25

July 13, 2009 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center, part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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Campus Construction Update for Week of July 12-18

July 10, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of July 12-18:

UW Art Museum Hosts Montana Artist's Exhibit

July 10, 2009 — The work of Montana artist Tracy Linder is one of six exhibits currently on display at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Western States Energy and Environment Committee to Meet July 15 at UW

July 10, 2009 — The Western States Energy and Environment Symposium Steering Committee, pursuant to 2009 House Bill 295, will meet via teleconference call at noon Wednesday, July 15.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates - Nonresident

July 9, 2009 — The University of Wyoming awarded degrees to the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2009 spring semester.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates - Resident

July 9, 2009 — The University of Wyoming awarded degrees to the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2009 spring semester.

Religion Today Column for Week of July 12-18: The Curious Case of Galileo Galilei

July 8, 2009 — Religion Today is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

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UW Hosts Women's Suffrage Workshops

July 8, 2009 — Nearly 80 public school teachers from across the nation will attend women's suffrage workshops this month at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Students Participate in NASA Rocket Launch

July 8, 2009 — Ten University of Wyoming students were among a group of more than 100 university students and instructors from 21 states to participate in the recent successful launch of a NASA suborbital sounding rocket.

UW Calendar for July 7-12

July 7, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled July 7-12 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Molecular Biology Team Publishes Research in "Nature"

July 7, 2009 — Researchers from the University of Wyoming and an institute in Germany have completed a project that, for the first time, has identified how sunlight changes activity of a particular class of proteins called BLUF domain photoreceptors. BLUF is short for Blue Light Using Flavin adenine dinucleotide

Campus Road Closure Update

July 6, 2009 — Construction crews in July will begin to set up the staging area for the Cowboy Dorm and old Power Plant deconstruction projects. Portions of Lewis Street will be closed from 10th through 11th streets throughout the projects' duration.

Copiers to be Replaced on Campus Wednesday

July 6, 2009 — Representatives from Konica Minolta will begin to replace University of Wyoming department copiers Wednesday, July 8.

Towler Memorial Run July 18

July 6, 2009 — The third annual Adam Towler Memorial 5k walk and 10k run is Saturday, July 18.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 12-July 18

July 6, 2009 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center, part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

UW Conference Keynote Speaker Uses Community Capital to Fuel Nonprofit Success

July 1, 2009 — Wyoming nonprofits will be asked to Cowboy Up during the Snowy Range Nonprofit Institute (SRNI) at the University of Wyoming by boosting weak areas and optimizing their strengths.

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UW Pharmacy Students Receive White Coats at Ceremony

July 1, 2009 — Members of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy class of 2012 were given symbolic white coats during a recent ceremony.

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