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December 2009 Releases
December 23, 2009 — lyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of slain Muslim leader Malcolm X, is the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Days of Dialogue (MLK/DOD) celebration Jan. 18-22, at the University of Wyoming.
December 22, 2009 — Five finalists will compete for top honors next semester in the University of Wyoming College of Business' annual Wyoming $10K Entrepreneurship Competition.
December 22, 2009 — Construction is under way on a building that will be the new home of the University of Wyoming's Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR).
December 21, 2009 — A new book describes a Laramie mother and daughter's trek from stroke through rehabilitation and their return home.
December 21, 2009 — The University of Wyoming's original production of "Six Songs from Ellis" has been selected as one of four Region VII finalists for the 2010 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).
December 18, 2009 — A mammoth that roamed Wyoming 11,500 years ago is going on the road.
December 17, 2009 — The University of Wyoming received a boost in its collaborative process efforts with the hiring of Steve Smutko as the new Wyoming Excellence Spicer Distinguished Chair in Environment and Natural Resources -- a first of its kind in the nation devoted to collaborative decision-making.
December 17, 2009 — Three University of Wyoming professors have been awarded the distinction of 2009 Fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society.
December 16, 2009 — A University of Wyoming economics professor was a featured panelist at a major international conference in Sweden that focused on worldwide environmental issues.
December 16, 2009 — University of Wyoming researchers have received Seibold grants to investigate projects ranging from "new media" to international criminal justice systems and music curricula in Wyoming schools.
December 15, 2009 — The University of Wyoming has received support from four industry partners in a $16.9 million project to provide geologic site characterization for commercial-scale carbon sequestration in southwestern Wyoming
December 15, 2009 — A scientist in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming will have a paper published in the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) journal.
December 14, 2009 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan issued the following statement today on the passing of Ambassador Tom Stroock:
December 14, 2009 — They performed at the Sun Bowl in 1958, and later entertained the crowds at the Sugar, Fiesta, Holiday, Copper and Las Vegas bowls.
December 11, 2009 — Modern humans and their hominid ancestors relied on chipped-stone technology for more than two million years and colonized more than 99 percent of the Earth's habitable land. Yet there currently exist only a handful of informal models to explain variability in archaeological lithic (stone) assemblages.
December 11, 2009 — Top University of Wyoming undergraduates have received research fellowships through the Wyoming National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR).
December 10, 2009 — A brighter future is in store for 20 neglected girls in India who will be able to attend school with help from a team of University of Wyoming students who will visit there during winter break.
December 10, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Police Department and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security (WOHS) have begun an Explosive Detection Canine program on campus.
December 9, 2009 — December 18 is the registration deadline for the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. To participate, students must either attend a school that is registered or register with Scripps as a home schooled student.
December 9, 2009 — Judges have selected winners in the University of Wyoming's annual College of Engineering and Applied Science Senior Design Symposium.
December 8, 2009 — The University of Wyoming chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the national pre-professional health honor society, has received a $3,000 award funded by revenues from UW license plate sales.
December 8, 2009 — The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends, family and coworkers. While having alcohol at parties can enhance the holiday experience, it also can place you and others at risk if drinking gets out of hand.
December 8, 2009 — A group of University of Wyoming graphic design students dominated a recent competitive regional exhibition in Denver.
December 7, 2009 — The College of Agriculture at the University of Wyoming has a new name.
December 7, 2009 — Four University of Wyoming staff members and their families have been selected to receive donations through the UW Staff Senate-sponsored Christmas holiday program.
December 7, 2009 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff can nominate deserving students for the USA Today All-USA College Academic Team scholarship.
December 7, 2009 — We're nearing the end of the fall semester, and I am pleased to say the University of Wyoming is coping well with the H1N1 virus.
December 7, 2009 — University of Wyoming debate coach and Director of Forensics Matt Stannard will teach at the Iraq Debate Academy and Mesopotamia Debating Tournament Dec. 13-17 in Duhok, Kurdistan, Republic of Iraq.
December 7, 2009 — A 13-day layoff didn't the bother the University of Wyoming hockey club. The Cowboys returned from their Thanksgiving break with a pair of victories last weekend against Metropolitan State College of Denver, beating the Roadrunners 7-4 and 3-2 to improve their record to 12-5.
December 7, 2009 — Mary Burman, dean of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, was recently honored as Distinguished Nurse of the Year at the fifth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards celebration.
December 7, 2009 — A University of Wyoming police officer received the highest award given to a student by the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas.
December 7, 2009 — A University of Wyoming associate professor has helped identify a little-known and previously poorly understood population of skin sensory neurons that can make people feel extreme pain following injury.
December 4, 2009 — Training to acquire the skills and confidence required for outdoor emergencies will be offered through the University of Wyoming Outdoor Program during a course Saturday, Dec. 12, to Monday, Dec. 21.
December 4, 2009 — Students from across the state will have an opportunity to track asteroids and discover new planets through the efforts of a team of University of Wyoming faculty members.
December 3, 2009 — Two University of Wyoming Department of English students received the Jane L. Tanner Study Abroad Award to assist with their semesters abroad.
December 3, 2009 — An exhibition by renowned graphic designer David Carson can be seen through Sunday, Dec. 20, at the University of Wyoming art department's downtown gallery, Gallery 211, located at 211 S. 1st Street.
December 3, 2009 — Research conducted by University of Wyoming Professor Paul Johnson and others demonstrates that genetically modified tadpoles work well as sensitive monitors for rapidly detecting water pollution.
December 2, 2009 — University of Wyoming mechanical engineering students have designed a captain's chair that meets the unique needs of 15-year-old Kylie Porter of Burns, who has spastic quadriplegia.
December 2, 2009 — Reynaldo Fuentes of Evanston, a University of Wyoming senior in political science, has been awarded a highly competitive Marshall Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. He will study comparative politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science beginning next fall.
December 2, 2009 — A University of Wyoming team topped teams from the Air Force Academy, the University of Utah, Colorado State University, Brigham Young University and other regional schools during a recent computing competition.
December 2, 2009 — University of Wyoming music ensembles will perform holiday favorites during the annual Gala Holiday concerts Sunday, Dec. 6. The matinee performance is at 3 p.m., and the night performance is at 8, both in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.
December 2, 2009 — Following a 13-day Thanksgiving break, the University of Wyoming hockey club returns to the ice this weekend with a pair of games against Metropolitan State College of Denver.
December 1, 2009 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science will hold its 15th annual Senior Design Symposium Thursday, Dec. 3, at the UW Conference Center/Hilton Garden Inn.
December 1, 2009 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation during the 2009-10 academic year contributed to the University of Wyoming $30,000 for education and research programs and scholarships for graduate students and entering freshmen.
December 1, 2009 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan on Tuesday issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Dave Freudenthal's 2011-12 budget recommendations: