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December 2009 Releases

Woman Malcolm X's Daughter Keynote Speaker for Martin Luther King Events at UW

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.

Student Finalists Selected in UW $10K Entrepreneurship Competition

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.

Brick house Work Under Way on Innovative Environmentally Friendly UW Building

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).

Two women Book Chronicles Laramie Mother-daughter Journey Through Stroke to Recovery

December 21, 2009 — A new book describes a Laramie mother and daughter's trek from stroke through rehabilitation and their return home.

Man performing in a play UW Dance/theatre Work Selected as Regional Finalist

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).

Mammoth skull Rare UW Mammoth Specimen Joins Major Traveling Exhibition

December 18, 2009 — A mammoth that roamed Wyoming 11,500 years ago is going on the road.

Man Professor Appointed Spicer Chair in Environment and Natural Resources at UW

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.

Three UW Professors Named 2009 AAAS Fellows

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.

UW Economics Professor Speaks at International Conference

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.

Man with flute UW Researchers Supported by Seibold Grants

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.

Industry Partners Emerge to Aid UW's Carbon Sequestration Efforts

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

Woman UW Molecular Biology Researcher's Paper Published in Prestigious Journal

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.

UW President Tom Buchanan's Statement on the Passing of Ambassador Tom Stroock

December 14, 2009 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan issued the following statement today on the passing of Ambassador Tom Stroock:

Members of marching band Western Thunder Rolls into New Mexico

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.

Book cover Human Tool Use Subject of UW Professor's Book

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.

UW Students Selected for NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowships

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).

People looking at a map India-bound UW Students Will Help 20 Abandoned Girls Enroll in School

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.

Dog with man UW's New Explosive Detection Canine Program

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.

Deadline Nears for Spelling Bee Registration

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.

Two men UW Engineering Design Symposium Winners Chosen

December 9, 2009 — Judges have selected winners in the University of Wyoming's annual College of Engineering and Applied Science Senior Design Symposium.

Health Honor Society Receives UW License Plate Grant

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.

How to Have a Fun and Safe Holiday Celebration

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.

Woman and man UW Graphic Designers Dominate Colorado Competition

December 8, 2009 — A group of University of Wyoming graphic design students dominated a recent competitive regional exhibition in Denver.

College of Agriculture Name Change

December 7, 2009 — The College of Agriculture at the University of Wyoming has a new name.

Donations Accepted for Eligible Staff Members and Families

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.

Nominations for National Student Award Accepted

December 7, 2009 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff can nominate deserving students for the USA Today All-USA College Academic Team scholarship.

President Buchanan Explains Pandemic Absence Policy

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.

UW Debate Coach to Teach at Iraq Workshop

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.

Two men playing hockey UW Hockey Club Sweeps Metro State

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.

Woman UW Nursing School Dean Honored

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.

Woman UW Police Officer Receives Distinguished Award

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.

UW Professor's Work Published in Nature

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.

Outdoor Program to Offer Wilderness First Responder Course Dec. 12-21

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.

Telescope Wyoming Students Will Explore the Universe with Robotic Telescope

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.

Two women English Department Students Earn Study Abroad Help

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.

Gallery 211 Exhibits Works by Renowned Graphic Designer

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.

Tadpole Tadpoles Used to Rapidly Detect Water Pollution

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.

Members of family A Captain's Chair for Kylie

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.

Man Evanston Student Wins British Marshall Scholarship

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.

Three men UW Computing Team Places at Regional Competition

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.

UW Gala Holiday Concerts this Weekend

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.

UW Hockey Club Returns to Ice This Weekend

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.

Student with seat Engineering and Applied Science Seniors Prepare for Design Symposium

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.

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Scholarships Benefit Wyoming Students

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.

UW President Tom Buchanan Reacts to the Governor's 2011-12 Budget Recommendations

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:

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