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September 2009 Releases


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Classical Wyoming Radio Comes to Sweetwater County

September 30, 2009 — A new radio station offering classical music, full time, can now be heard 24 hours daily in most of Sweetwater County.

UW Gold Candidates Announced

September 30, 2009 — Top University of Wyoming students have been designated as candidates for UW Gold distinction, which replaces traditional Homecoming royalty. Unlike previous years, instead of six finalists there will be two winners and four runners-up.

UW Hockey Club Opens Season against Montana State

September 30, 2009 — The University of Wyoming club hockey team will open its 2009-10 season with a pair of games against Montana State University this weekend.

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UW Homecoming Schedule

September 30, 2009 — "Same Ol' Cowboys, Whole New Rodeo" is the theme of the 2009 University of Wyoming Homecoming Week Oct. 3-10, with activities including reunions, seminars, hospitality events, campus tours and open houses

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UW Symphony Orchestra Opens Oct. 8

September 30, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO), directed by Michael Griffith, opens its 2009-10 season Thursday, Oct. 8, with a performance that includes three works that define romanticism in music.

Wyoming Skies for October

September 30, 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.

Ski Film to Screen at UW

September 29, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program will present a screening of the new movie, "The Freeheel Life," Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Room 129 of the Classroom Building.

UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Oct. 4-10: The Science of the Apocalypse

September 29, 2009 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

UW Young Constitutionalists Win $1,000 Activism Grant

September 29, 2009 — The Young Constitutionalists, a University of Wyoming student club whose mission is to develop and train tomorrow's leaders while working to promote education of the U.S. Constitution, has won a $1,000 grant from CampusReform.com.

New Documents Posted to Long Range Development Plan Site; Comments Sought

September 28, 2009 — The Facilities Planning Office recently posted technical memos that will be incorporated into the Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) final documents. The memos and supporting documents are posted for public consumption and comment.

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Raymond Jacquot Speaks on History of Mountaineering

September 28, 2009 — Mountaineer Raymond Jacquot will give a free presentation about the history of American mountaineering Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in Room 214 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

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Renowned Conductor Livingston to Give UW Conference Keynote Talk Wednesday

September 28, 2009 — Renowned conductor and music educator Larry Livingston will speak Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom.

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UW Art Department Opens Gallery in Downtown Laramie

September 28, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Art will present its inaugural exhibition at Gallery 211 in downtown Laramie during October and November. Located at 211 S. 1st Street, it will serve as a forum for contemporary art and culture

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UW Calendar for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

September 28, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4.

UW Rodeo Teams Trying to Find the Right Combinations

September 28, 2009 — Both University of Wyoming rodeo teams are still trying to find the right combination of team members as the fall season concludes in two weeks.

UW to Host Global Competition for Energy Symposium at Casper College

September 28, 2009 — The University of Wyoming will host an energy symposium at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Room 217 of Casper College's Strausner College Center.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 4-Oct. 10

September 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 Health Fairs Schedules UW Visits

September 28, 2009 — Wyoming Health Fairs will be on campus from 7-10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 1 and 2, in the west lobby area of the UW Classroom Building.

UW Funds Available to Purchase Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectant Wipes

September 26, 2009 — UW's associate vice president of fiscal administration has approved the use of university funds to purchase hand sanitizers and surface disinfectant wipes.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

September 25, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3:

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Cello Performance Begins Cultural Programs Fall Concert Series

September 25, 2009 — Cellist Julie Albers will launch the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs fall concert series Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

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UW's Ruckelshaus Institute Releases Report on Land Use Trends in Wyoming

September 25, 2009 — A new report by the University of Wyoming's Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources examines the impacts of growth on Wyoming's natural environment and provides options and resources for how to develop while maintaining the state's open spaces.

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UW Dedicates State-of-the-art Legal Facility

September 25, 2009 — University of Wyoming law students and the state's legal community will benefit from learning and working in one of the region's premier legal facilities with the dedication of the William N. Brimmer Legal Education Center at the UW College of Law.

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American Heritage Center Acquires Two Historic Jewish Scroll

September 24, 2009 — Two historic Jewish scrolls have found a home in the Toppan Rare Books Library at the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center.

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Distinguished Author Don DeLillo to Read at UW

September 24, 2009 — Acclaimed author Don DeLillo will read from his most recent novel, "Falling Man," Monday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom. He will sign books following the free presentation.

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New York Voices Will Perform Two Concerts at UW

September 24, 2009 — Popular recording artists the New York Voices will perform concerts Thursday and Friday, Oct. 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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Renowned Graphic Designer Carson Speaks at UW

September 24, 2009 — Graphic designer David Carson will speak at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 3.

Clean Coal Task Force Funds Eight Projects, Plans to Issue Additional RFP

September 23, 2009 — The Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF) is working double-time this year.

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Former Ecuadorian President to Speak at UW

September 23, 2009 — Former president of Ecuador Jamil Mahuad will discuss "The Rise of the New Left in Latin America" Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Parking Lot Blocked, Security Checks Required

September 23, 2009 — Both Willett Street entrances to the parking lot west of the UW College of Law Building and north of the Fine Arts Center will be blocked beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, for the dedication and ribbon cutting of the William N. Brimmer Legal Education Center at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

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Vibraphonist to Perform at UW

September 23, 2009 — Vibraphonist Greg Harris will perform Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

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Hatfield Appointed Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair for Mathematics

September 22, 2009 — The opportunity for scholarly leadership was a natural next stage in Larry Hatfield's long and distinguished career. He is the newly appointed Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Mathematics Education Professor at the University of Wyoming.

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The Best of Being a WDOC Intern

September 22, 2009 — Having just finished her first year at the University of Wyoming in May, Kristen Young was looking for a challenging summer job that fit into her chosen major of criminal justice.

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The Best of Being a WDOC Intern

September 22, 2009 — Having just finished her first year at the University of Wyoming in May, Kristen Young was looking for a challenging summer job that fit into her chosen major of criminal justice.

UW American Indian Studies Program Receives Grant for Eastern Shoshone Database

September 22, 2009 — A $200,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will help create a database of the Eastern Shoshone language for the University of Wyoming's American Indian Studies Program.

Geoscience Job Fair Matches Students and Ideal Jobs

September 21, 2009 — The eighth annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous of Geoscience Students and Employers (RMR) will held be at the University of Wyoming from Oct. 2-5.

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Last Chance to See Steven Siegel Sculpture

September 21, 2009 — The sculpture "It goes under," created by New York artist Steven Siegel, will be removed from its location along the Laramie Greenbelt Tuesday, Sept. 22.

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Lawson-Borders Named Associate Dean

September 21, 2009 — Gracie Lawson-Borders is the new associate dean for the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences.

UW Completes Pandemic Tabletop Planning Exercise

September 21, 2009 — More than 50 University of Wyoming faculty and staff members took part in a tabletop planning exercise Tuesday, Sept. 15, to examine UW's preparedness for a pandemic outbreak of influenza.

UW Cowboys Third at CWC Rodeo

September 21, 2009 — The University of Wyoming men's rodeo team made dramatic improvements from week one to the second, but the women's club took a major hit, failing to score a single point.

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UW Theater and Dance Season Opens with 'The Crucible'

September 21, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance opens the 2009-2010 production season with Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."

UW Staff Senate Report

September 19, 2009 — At its regular monthly meeting on Sept. 9, the UW Staff Senate began planning for participation in the Holiday Market, scheduled to be held Dec. 3 and 4, in the Wyoming Union.

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Whitman Assumes NCEES Presidency

September 19, 2009 — A University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science professor is this year's National Council for Examiners of Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) president.

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Campus Construction Update for the Week of Sept. 20-26

September 18, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Sept. 20-26.

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Globe Saxophone Quartet Comes to UW

September 18, 2009 — The Globe Saxophone Quartet will perform at the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m.

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UW Calendar for Sept. 21-27

September 18, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Sept. 21-27.

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UW Hosts Technology Forum

September 18, 2009 — The University of Wyoming on Monday, Sept. 28, will host a free forum to explore ways teachers and students can use technology to enhance the learning experience and connect in the classroom in new ways.

UW Law Week Hosts U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

September 18, 2009 — The United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear cases for the first time on the University of Wyoming campus during UW Law Week Sept. 21-25.

Fraternity Ritual Revealed for First Time to Public

September 17, 2009 — Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will perform a public pledging ceremony for the first time in the chapter's 92 years at the University of Wyoming. It will be held at noon Sunday, Sept. 27, in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

Lewis Black Performance Sold Out

September 17, 2009 — Comedian Lewis Black's Saturday, Sept. 19, performance at the University of Wyoming is sold out. Black performs at 8 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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UW Key Player in International Water Conference

September 17, 2009 — The University of Wyoming's College of Engineering and Applied Science played a major role as co-sponsor and coordinator of a recent international water engineering congress in Vancouver, B.C.

UW Reports H1N1 Case

September 17, 2009 — The University of Wyoming on Wednesday received confirmation that a student living in one of the UW residence halls tested positive for the H1N1 (swine) flu virus. The UW Student Health Service reports the student has recovered.

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Chocolate in Mesoamerica Focus of George C. Frison Lecture

September 16, 2009 — Janine L. Gasco will present "Chocolate (Cacao) and Culture in Prehispanic Mesoamerica" at the 11th Annual George C. Frison lecture on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. in the College of Agriculture auditorium.

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Pharmacy Speaker to Discuss Implications of Health Care Reform

September 16, 2009 — Holly Whitcomb Henry, president of the National Community Pharmacists Association, will discuss implications for new community pharmacist roles in a reformed health care system Friday, Sept. 25, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

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UW Involved in Education Project with Little Big Horn College

September 16, 2009 — Anne Sylvester arrived at Slade Elementary School in Laramie on a windy afternoon, where she greeted fifth grader Ote Plenty Hoops with a big smile.

UW School of Energy Resources to Host Two-Day Uranium Workshop

September 16, 2009 — Industry, regulatory and academic experts and other interested stakeholders will discuss the potential future of uranium research and extraction in Wyoming at a University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER)-sponsored workshop Sept. 22-23 in Cheyenne.

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Nobel Prize Winner to Speak on Understanding Cancer

September 15, 2009 — Nobel Prize winner J. Michael Bishop will discuss the discovery that normal genes can cause cancer under certain circumstances Friday, Sept. 25, at 2:10 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture auditorium.

Private Giving to UW Exceeds Gift Goal for FY 2009

September 15, 2009 — Private giving to the University of Wyoming reached $35.9 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, exceeding the goal of $35 million.

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Reel Rock Film Tour Comes to UW

September 15, 2009 — The fourth annual Reel Rock Film Tour comes to the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture auditorium Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Sept. 20-26: Lord, Lord

September 15, 2009 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

UW to Observe Constitution Day Thursday

September 15, 2009 — The University of Wyoming's annual Constitution Day observance will include a town hall-style meeting with Albany County legislators, a Constitution Bee with cash prizes and an information table in the Wyoming Union breezeway.

UW Women Take Opening Fall Rodeo Team Title

September 15, 2009 — Even with nearly 100 percent of its scoring gone through graduation, the University of Wyoming women's team started the new rodeo season where its national championship counterparts left off -- at the top of the standings.

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PostSecret Creator to Speak at UW

September 14, 2009 — Frank Warren, founder of the popular community mail art project "PostSecret," will speak at the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m.

Speaker to Discuss White Power Movement, Hate Culture

September 14, 2009 — Pete Simi, the University of Wyoming Department of Criminal Justice 2009 William D. Griffith speaker, will discuss the White Power Movement and hate culture Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1:20 in Room 306 of the UW Classroom Building.

University of Wyoming Finalizes Climate Action Plan

September 14, 2009 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan on Tuesday will finalize UW's Climate Action Plan and submit it to the campus community and the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).

UW College of Law Offers Mock LSAT, Prep Courses

September 14, 2009 — To help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the University of Wyoming College of Law will offer prep courses and mock tests four times throughout the year.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 20-Sept. 26

September 14, 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 Trustees Approve Retirements, Acknowledge Resignations

September 13, 2009 — University of Wyoming trustees on Friday approved retirements with emeriti designations and retirements of academic professionals and acknowledged resignations of faculty and academic professionals.

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American Heritage Center Pays Tribute to Ted Kennedy

September 11, 2009 — The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center's Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership is paying tribute to the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy through rebroadcast of three episodes of "Face-Off."

Campus Construction Update for Week of Sept. 13-19

September 11, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Sept. 13-19.

Researchers: 'Man-made Crises Outrunning Ability to Deal with Them'

September 11, 2009 — Existing governments and institutions are increasingly powerless to cope with an international series of crises driven by human activity, warns a group of eminent environmental scientists and economists, including a University of Wyoming professor.

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UW Calendar for Sept. 14-20

September 11, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Stands Up! Showcases Student Comedians

September 11, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Stands Up! comedy show will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. on the first floor of the Wyoming Union by the Gardens. The show is free and open to the public.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

September 11, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Friday approved the following personnel items:

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

September 11, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Friday approved the following personnel items:

UW Trustees Approve Retirements, Acknowledge Resignations

September 11, 2009 — University of Wyoming trustees on Friday approved retirements with emeriti designations and retirements of academic professionals and acknowledged resignations of faculty and academic professionals.

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UW Trustees Extend Buchanan's Contract

September 11, 2009 — At its regular business meeting today (Friday), the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees extended President Tom Buchanan's contract through June 30, 2012. His current contract was set to expire June 30, 2011.

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UW Trustees Extend Buchanan's Contract

September 11, 2009 — At its regular business meeting today (Friday), the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees extended President Tom Buchanan's contract through June 30, 2012. His current contract was set to expire June 30, 2011.

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UW International Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Honors Cheney Family

September 10, 2009 — Students and scholars from Wyoming, the nation and the world will reap the benefits offered by the new Cheney International Center dedicated today at the University of Wyoming.

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Defending National Champion UW Cowgirls Open Fall Rodeo Season

September 9, 2009 — University of Wyoming rodeo Coach George Howard is not too concerned about any of the region teams this fall. It is his former Cowgirl, Nikki Steffes, who has him worried.

Honor Society to Induct New Members

September 9, 2009 — The University of Wyoming National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter will induct new members Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. in the College of Agriculture auditorium.

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Karate Club Recognizes Gupta

September 9, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Seiyo Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club recognized its member Pooja Gupta, who recently graduated with a Ph.D. in molecular biology.

Op-Ed by University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan

September 9, 2009 — As the University of Wyoming nears completion of the Cheney International Center, the naming of the facility is attracting the ire of at least some people who object to the use of the Cheney name. To date, UW has received several letters and a petition signed by more than 100 individuals who believe the university has erred in its decision to name the facility after the Cheney family.

Op-Ed by University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan

September 9, 2009 — As the University of Wyoming nears completion of the Cheney International Center, the naming of the facility is attracting the ire of at least some people who object to the use of the Cheney name. To date, UW has received several letters and a petition signed by more than 100 individuals who believe the university has erred in its decision to name the facility after the Cheney family.

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Religious Scholar to Speak on Mormon Temple Dedications

September 9, 2009 — Religious history scholar Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp will speak about Mormon temple dedications Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium. A reception and light refreshments will follow.

UW Conference Will Celebrate Interdisciplinary Projects

September 9, 2009 — The University of Wyoming will host the third annual "ReVisioning the (W)hole" conference from Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

Human Resources Issues Work-Study Reminder

September 8, 2009 — Departments that have Work-Study allotments should be in the final steps of hiring students, says Nancy Olson, UW Department of Human Resources employment manager.

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Shogren Receives National Association's Most Prestigious Honor

September 8, 2009 — Jason Shogren, UW's Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management in the Department of Economics and Finance, recently was named a fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). It is the association's most prestigious honor, according to the AAEA Web site.

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Shogren Receives National Association's Most Prestigious Honor

September 8, 2009 — Jason Shogren, UW's Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management in the Department of Economics and Finance, recently was named a fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). It is the association's most prestigious honor, according to the AAEA Web site.

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UW's Renewable Resources Department Has New Head

September 8, 2009 — The new head of the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Wyoming has returned to his roots.

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UW's Renewable Resources Department Has New Head

September 8, 2009 — The new head of the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Wyoming has returned to his roots.

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UW Calendar for Sept. 8-13

September 8, 2009 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 8-13 at the University of Wyoming:

UW International Studies Program Receives $405,000 Grant

September 8, 2009 — The University of Wyoming International Studies program, in partnership with Central Wyoming College (CWC) in Riverton, has received a $405,000 grant to promote course development in international studies, second-language instruction and global awareness at Wyoming colleges.

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UW Mortar Board Takes Home Awards

September 8, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Cap and Gown chapter won three major awards at the recent 2009 Mortar Board National Conference.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 13-Sept. 19

September 8, 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. By Bruce Morse, WSBDC Region II director

Campus Construction Update for Week of Sept. 6-12

September 4, 2009 — These are among the construction activities scheduled at the University of Wyoming during the week of Sept. 6-12

Coe Library Resource Fair Sept. 9

September 4, 2009 — A resource fair is scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Coe Library rooms 216 and 218.

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Evelyn Corthell Hill Paintings Displayed at Centennial Complex

September 4, 2009 — Selected paintings by a life-long Laramie resident who created hundreds of Wyoming landscapes during her 88 years will be shown Sept. 8-25 at the University of Wyoming's Centennial Complex Gallery at 2111 Willett Drive.

Fall Convocation is Thursday

September 4, 2009 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan will discuss key issues facing the university and outline future plans during the Fall Convocation Thursday, Sept. 10, from 3-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom

Hip-Hop Duo to Perform Soulful Music at UW

September 4, 2009 — Molina Soleil and Aju, a hip-hop/eclectic duo, will perform Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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UW Art Museum Celebrates Four New Exhibitions

September 4, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will open four new exhibitions with a reception Friday, Sept. 11, from 6-8 p.m

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for September Meeting

September 4, 2009 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their September meeting beginning Thursday, Sept. 10, in Room 506 of Coe Library.

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Mearses' Gift Bolsters UW Geological Museum's Research and Education Mission

September 3, 2009 — Long time University of Wyoming benefactors Brainerd "Nip" and Anne Mears of Laramie have contributed $570,000 to establish an endowment to support the UW Geological Museum. Matched by the state of Wyoming, the $1.14 million endowment will elevate the museum's national prominence in geological research and education.

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Mearses' Gift Bolsters UW Geological Museum's Research and Education Mission

September 3, 2009 — Long time University of Wyoming benefactors Brainerd "Nip" and Anne Mears of Laramie have contributed $570,000 to establish an endowment to support the UW Geological Museum. Matched by the state of Wyoming, the $1.14 million endowment will elevate the museum's national prominence in geological research and education.

UW Debate Team Ranks High on List of Invites to Tournament

September 3, 2009 — A University of Wyoming policy debate team has been invited to the prestigious Las Vegas Round Robin tournament scheduled Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

UW Labor Day Closures

September 3, 2009 — University of Wyoming offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, Sept. 7, for the Labor Day holiday. Regular hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8.

UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Sept. 6-12: God's Slaves

September 3, 2009 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

Volunteers in Action Day Brings Opportunities to Students

September 3, 2009 — University of Wyoming students will have an opportunity to work with community agencies on various service projects around Laramie during "Volunteers in Action Day" Saturday, Sept. 19. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. in Simpson Plaza and will return around 3 p.m., with lunch and T-shirts provided.

Information Session on Missing Children of India

September 2, 2009 — An information session on helping children of India's poor will be presented Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

Op-Ed by University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan

September 2, 2009 — As the University of Wyoming nears completion of the Cheney International Center, the naming of the facility is attracting the ire of at least some people who object to the use of the Cheney name. To date, UW has received several letters and a petition signed by more than 100 individuals who believe the university has erred in its decision to name the facility after the Cheney family.

UW Outdoor Program Introduces Leadership Series

September 2, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program will offer a free program from October through April designed to increase competence in leadership and backcountry skills.

UW Seeks Honorary Degree Nominations

September 2, 2009 — Nominations for 2010 University of Wyoming honorary degrees are due to the President's Office by Oct. 23, 2009.

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CollegeHumor Comedy Tour Visits UW

September 1, 2009 — A night of stand-up, improv and sketch comedy can be seen Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

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UW to Host Distinguished Environmental Engineering Lecture

September 1, 2009 — A national expert in the areas of membrane processes and water chemistry will give the 2009-2010 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Distinguished Lecture Wednesday, Sept. 9, at noon in Room 310 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 6-Sept. 12

September 1, 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 September

September 1, 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.

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