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March 2010 Releases


Mohrbacher Returns to Wyoming as Director of EORI

March 31, 2010 — Dave Mohrbacher, who has more than 30 years of experience in providing petroleum, chemical and program management to industry-leading corporations, has been hired as director of the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) at the University of Wyoming.

Nominations Sought for Wyoming P-16 Council Educator Member

March 31, 2010 — The Wyoming P-16 Education Council is seeking nominations to fill a PK-16 educator position.

Outstanding UW Graduating Senior Finalists Selected

March 31, 2010 — Finalists have been selected for the University of Wyoming's top student awards, the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri and the Tobin Memorial awards, for outstanding graduating seniors.

UW Rodeo Teams Struggle at Spring Opener

March 31, 2010 — The University of Wyoming men's and women's rodeo teams struggled last weekend in the first of five Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) spring rodeos.

Cell Phones Collected for Soldiers

March 29, 2010 — The UW WyoCARE (Wyoming Chemical Abuse Research and Violence Prevention Education) Program is accepting unused cell phones for a program that uses the donated phones to purchase calling cards for soldiers on active duty.

Man smiling Greg Brown Is Named Director of the Robert and Carol Berry Biodiversity and Conservation Center

March 29, 2010 — Professor Greg Brown, head of the Department of Botany and former associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term as director of the Robert and Carol Berry Biodiversity and Conservation Center at the University of Wyoming.

Man in ski hat UW Professor's Work Published in Nature

March 29, 2010 — A University of Wyoming associate professor's research has helped to provide understanding on an important part of the ocean floor and the construction of mid-ocean ridges between South Africa and Antarctica.

UW Professor Evaluates Chilean Quake Damage

March 26, 2010 — A University of Wyoming professor and international scholar on earthquake damage will discuss the structural devastation caused by the recent Chilean earthquake Monday, March 29, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1045 of the UW Engineering Building.

Brooks Receives Excellence in Education Award

March 24, 2010 — Aaron Brooks, a senior in the elementary education program at the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center, received the Sue Jorgensen Excellent Student in Education award at a recent ceremony.

Woman smiling Environmental Issues Highlighted For First Time at UW Shepard Symposium

March 24, 2010 — World-renowned physicist and environmental leader Vandana Shiva is the keynote speaker for the 14th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, April 7-9, at the University of Wyoming.

Two women talking Staff Members Honored for Service to Students

March 24, 2010 — Members of Mortar Board, the senior honor society at the University of Wyoming, recognized UW staff members during the recent "Tip of the Cap" ceremony. The program honored those who offered "exceptional contributions to the University of Wyoming and inspiration of students."

Participants Selected for UW Summer High School Institute

March 23, 2010 — Eighty-five of Wyoming's most talented sophomores will participate in the annual University of Wyoming Summer High School Institute (SHSI) June 6-26.

UW Rodeo Teams Open Spring Season at EWC

March 23, 2010 — One Gillette College team can be caught, while the other's overall team lead is more than likely out of reach for the University of Wyoming rodeo teams.

Man smiling Edgar Named WES Engineer of the Year

March 22, 2010 — The Wyoming Engineering Society has named Thomas V. Edgar, associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, as its Engineer of the Year.

Contributions to Employee Retirement to Increase

March 20, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Human Resources Benefits Office reports that employee retirement contributions will increase next fall.

Contributions to Employee Retirement to Increase

March 20, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Human Resources Benefits Office reports that employee retirement contributions will increase next fall.

Governor's Appointments

March 20, 2010 — Gov. Dave Freudenthal has appointed some UW faculty and staff members and a university trustee to serve on state boards and commissions. Appointments were confirmed by the Wyoming Senate.

Professor examining mouse Ultrasound Machine Strengthens UW Heart Research and Education

March 17, 2010 — An ultrasound machine donated by Laramie's Ivinson Memorial Hospital provides University of Wyoming faculty and students an opportunity to observe heart function that is not visible to the naked eye.

Woman smiling UW McNair Scholar Jacklynn Pham Presents Research

March 16, 2010 — Jacklynn Pham of LaVista, Neb., a senior in English and a University of Wyoming McNair Scholar, was selected to present her research during a conference in Albuquerque, N.M.

UW McNair Scholar Raymond Soto Presents Research

March 16, 2010 — Raymond Soto of Powell, a senior in microbiology and a University of Wyoming McNair Scholar, was selected to present his research during the Research Scholar Conference at Oklahoma State University.

Taylor Ballek Johnson County Student Heads to Washington, D.C., as Wyoming's Top Speller

March 15, 2010 — "Metamorphosis" is Taylor Ballek's ticket to represent Wyoming at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., later this year.

UW Text Alert Test Successful

March 15, 2010 — More than 12,500 University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff received a text message on their cell phones within minutes after it was sent Thursday in a system-wide test of the university's text notification system, UW Alert.

Historic photo of baseball team Hispanic Baseball History Celebrated April 1 at UW

March 12, 2010 — The University of Wyoming's Chicano Studies Program will host a public event April 1, celebrating Hispanic contributions to baseball at both the regional and national levels -- a start to the Major League Baseball season.

Painting of man UW Art Museum Features Harold Garde

March 12, 2010 — Harold Garde, a 1940s University of Wyoming art student, will be featured in several public programs in conjunction with his exhibition, "Harold Garde. painting. 50 years.," that opens Saturday, March 27, in the UW Art Museum.

Crowd and exhibits at science fair Greybull Student Wins Top State Science Fair Award at UW

March 10, 2010 — Sean Sylvester from Greybull High School won the "Best in Fair" award at the Wyoming State Science Fair, held March 7-9 on the University of Wyoming campus.

UW CVS Service Trip to China

March 10, 2010 — The Center for Volunteer Service at the University of Wyoming will host a service trip to Shanghai, China, at the Shanghai 2010 EXPO.

UW Debate Has Successful Season and Looks Forward to Nationals

March 10, 2010 — The University of Wyoming debate team completed a successful regular season, with two members qualifying for the National Debate Tournament (NDT).

Panelists to Examine American Foreign Policy at Sheridan, Casper Programs

March 9, 2010 — American Foreign Policy in the Obama Age will be the focus of University of Wyoming International Studies programs Friday March 12 in Sheridan and Tuesday, March 16, in Casper.

University of Wyoming Shifts Exclusively to Federal Direct Lending

March 9, 2010 — Beginning with the 2010 summer session, students and parents will be required to use the Federal Direct Loan program for all federal student and parent loans to attend the University of Wyoming.

New Structure for UW Institutional Communications

March 8, 2010 — Institutional Communications has had a structure that gradually adapted to changes at the University of Wyoming over the past decades, but it's not suited to the university as it's now evolving, with its focus on excellence across all academic areas, and particularly in energy programs.

Man smiling Surdam Hired as Director of Carbon Management Institute at UW

March 8, 2010 — Ronald C. Surdam, who since 2004 has served as director of the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS), has been hired to head the University of Wyoming's new Carbon Management Institute (CMI).

UW's Climate Action Plan

March 8, 2010 — The Campus Sustainability Committee has created and published a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the University of Wyoming. The CAP includes information about UW's greenhouse gas emissions, goals for reducing the institution's emissions and its carbon footprint, and phased action steps to achieve the goals.

Three Skiers UW Men's, Women's Nordic Ski Teams Repeat as National Champions

March 8, 2010 — Last Friday, the University of Wyoming men's Nordic Ski club team wrapped up its second consecutive Division II United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSSA) National Championship.

Woman smiling UW Ag College Staff Member Receives National Award

March 5, 2010 — A staff member in the Office of Academic and Student Programs in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is one of four recipients of a national 2010 Sigma Alpha Agriculture Advocate Award.

UW Men's Nordic Ski Team Primed to Repeat as Division II National Champions

March 5, 2010 — Barring a complete disaster in the final relay race Saturday, the University of Wyoming men's Nordic team will repeat as national champions.

UW to Begin Negotiations to Hire Energy Resource Center Construction Manager

March 5, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) authorized UW to proceed with negotiations to hire G. E. Johnson Construction Co. of Jackson as the construction manager at risk (CMAR) for the planned Energy Resource Center (ERC).

UW Trustees Approve Continuation of Planning for Indoor Tennis Facility

March 5, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved the next two steps in planning, design and construction for an indoor tennis facility that has long been included in the university's construction plans.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Appointments

March 5, 2010 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel appointments during their business meeting Friday:

Students walking by Wyoming Student Union Student Enrollment Continues to Grow at UW

March 4, 2010 — Enrollment continues to grow at the University of Wyoming with 12,496 students registered for the spring semester, an increase of 674 students from the same time a year ago, according to a report presented today (Thursday) to the UW Board of Trustees.

Man smiling UW Students Successful in Society for Range Management Competition

March 4, 2010 — Department of Renewable Resources students in the University of College of Agriculture and Natural Resources claimed honors during competition at the recent 63rd annual Society for Range Management annual meeting in Denver.

UW College of Business Interns Make Meaningful Contributions to Companies

March 3, 2010 — Companies can tap into the University of Wyoming College of Business' talent by taking advantage of its internship program.

UW Men's Nordic Ski Team Maintains Overall National Lead

March 3, 2010 — The effort wasn't as rousing as on the opening day of competition, but the University of Wyoming's Nordic ski teams did enough Wednesday to remain in contention at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSSA) Nationals at Black Mountain near Rumford, Maine.

Historic photo of frontiersman AHC Digitizes Papers of Early Wyoming Businessman Moreton Frewen

March 2, 2010 — The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC) has completed a major project to digitize and place on the Web the papers of early Wyoming businessman, Moreton Frewen, who in 1882 founded the Powder River Cattle Company.

Defending Champion UW Nordic Skiers Off To Fast Start at National Meet

March 2, 2010 — The defending national champion University of Wyoming men's Nordic ski team is the early leader after the first day of competition Tuesday at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSSA) Nationals at Black Mountain near Rumford, Maine.

UW Seeks Requests for Qualifications for HPG-ATC

March 2, 2010 — The University of Wyoming is seeking requests for qualifications (RFQ) for design-build services for the High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center (HPG-ATC).

Woman smiling Schatz Selected for Leadership Academy

March 1, 2010 — Mona S. Schatz, director of UW's Division of Social Work, was among 12 deans and directors of national university social work programs accepted for the 2009 Leadership Academy in Aging.

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