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July 2010 Releases


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Campus Construction Update for the Week of Aug. 1-7

July 30, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

Northern Rockies Skies for August

July 30, 2010 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 2-8

July 30, 2010 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

Devon Energy Provides Major Donation to Wyoming Conservation Corps

July 29, 2010 — The Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) has received a $11,500 donation from Devon Energy to support a wildlife conservation project completed this summer in conjunction with the Bureau of Land Management's Rawlins Field Office in Carbon County.

McNair Scholars Present Research Tuesday At UW Symposium

July 29, 2010 — Twelve University of Wyoming students will present research in areas ranging from mathematics to criminal justice and psychology Tuesday, Aug. 3, during the UW McNair Scholars Research Symposium.

Wyoming Entrepreneur to Host Webinar Aug. 5

July 29, 2010 — Wyoming Entrepreneur will host a grant resources webinar from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.

Jon Schwartz Retirement Reception Tuesday

July 28, 2010 — A retirement reception for Jon Schwartz, Wyoming Public Radio general manager since 1992, is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 3-5 p.m. at the UW Alumni House. Everyone is invited.

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Students Participate in Conservation Laws, Applications Program at UW

July 28, 2010 — Undergraduate students from around the country, including five from the University of Wyoming, are learning about conservation laws and applications during a summer program at UW.

Frontline Connections

July 27, 2010 — The Mysteries of the Inner Workings of UW Revealed! In the Future Presentation Frontline Connections. Tuesday, August 10th 9-11 am Thursday, August 12th 1-3 pm Health Sciences, Room 105 Laramie campus staff are welcome to attend either session. Outreach Video Network will be available for the Outreach campuses on August 10th. Prizes and snacks included!

Wyoming Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate at UW Aug. 3

July 27, 2010 — The majority of candidates running for Wyoming governor will discuss issues Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the University of Wyoming.

"Harnessing the Power of Social Media Marketing" Class Set for Aug. 5 in Casper

July 26, 2010 — Wyoming Entrepreneur, the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) and the Casper Area Chamber of Commerce will host a class on the power of social networking as a marketing tool Thursday, Aug. 5, in Casper.

Annual Steam Shutdown Begins Tuesday

July 26, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Physical Plant reports that the annual campus steam shutdown will begin Tuesday, July 27, and continue through Aug. 16. Some buildings will have no hot water during the shutdown. A portable boiler has been placed in the area of Washakie Dining Hall until Aug. 17. Several tunnel fans will be used during the process. Pedestrians should use caution around fan barricades. Go here for more campus construction news.

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Federal Stimulus Funds Aid UW's King Air

July 26, 2010 — King Air has long been a tremendous ambassador for the University of Wyoming.

Health Sciences Library Earns National Recognition

July 26, 2010 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) Resource Library in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences has received a national award for an innovative disability service project.

High Altitude Bumblebees Topic of AMK Ranch Series

July 26, 2010 — How bumblebees manage to survive in a high altitude environment is the topic for the summer seminar series Thursday, July 29, 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.

Race for the Cure Registration Deadline is Thursday

July 26, 2010 — Thursday, July 29, is the deadline for University of Wyoming employees to join TEAM UW for the Race for the Cure scheduled Saturday, Aug. 14, at the State Capitol in Cheyenne.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 1-Aug. 7

July 26, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Entrepreneur Network, a partnership of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for the Week of July 25-31

July 23, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 25-31 at the University of Wyoming:

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dierks Bentley to Perform at UW

July 23, 2010 — Rock and Roll Hall of Fame powerhouse Lynyrd Skynyrd and special guest Dierks Bentley will perform Friday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Arena-Auditorium in Laramie.

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NPS, UW Renew Long-Standing Research Agreement

July 21, 2010 — An agreement signed July 21 at the scenic AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park will continue the longest-standing and most successful partnership between a university and the National Park Service (NPS).

UW Religion Today Column for July 25-31: Is Religious Studies a Zoo?

July 21, 2010 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

WPR Unveils New Program Schedule July 26

July 21, 2010 — The return of famed broadcaster Bob Edwards, "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook, additional hours of BBC News and a second airing of "This American Life" are among the changes listeners will hear when Wyoming Public Radio unveils its new program schedule Monday, July 26.

EOR Commission to Meet July 27

July 20, 2010 — The University of Wyoming's Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, in Room 506 of the University of Wyoming's Coe Library.

Wyoming Entrepreneur to Sponsor Video Contest

July 20, 2010 — Have you always wanted to start a business or be an entrepreneur? Don't miss this chance to explore your entrepreneurial spirit in the Wyoming Entrepreneur Innovative Entrepreneurship Video Contest.

Energy Efficiency at UW

July 19, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Physical Plant and Facilities Planning departments are working to decrease energy consumption on campus through a number of energy efficiency projects and initiatives. "From new construction to building renovations and infrastructure improvements, energy efficiency projects have been ongoing for several years," say Jim Scott, UW Physical Plant director and Campus Sustainability Committee co-chair. Examples include building to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, installing utility meters for major campus buildings, upgrading interior and exterior lighting, replacing older mechanical systems, replacing and improving campus infrastructure and evaluating alternative energy sources. "Recently, specific action steps in UW's Climate Action Plan (CAP) have provided guidance and targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to assist in prioritizing projects," says Scott. More information is available at http://www.uwyo.edu/sustainability/.

Protecting Yellowstone's Old Faithful, Geyser Basin Topic of AMK Ranch Series

July 19, 2010 — A proposal for a new national policy to protect Yellowstone National Park's geyser basin, including Old Faithful, is the topic for the summer seminar series Thursday, July 22, 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.

UW Anthropologist Michael E. Harkin Receives Fulbright Award

July 19, 2010 — Michael E. Harkin, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology, has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair grant to lecture during the 2010-2011 academic year at Karl-Franzens University of Graz in Austria.

UW CES Educator Wins National Award for Radio Program

July 19, 2010 — Phyllis Lewis has received the national communications in radio award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS).

Wyoming Business Tips for July 25-July 31

July 19, 2010 — 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.

Campus Construction Update for the Week of July 18-24

July 16, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

UW to Host Uranium Forum Aug. 4

July 16, 2010 — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) on Aug. 4 will host a forum on uranium production and recovery. "The Future of Uranium Production in Wyoming: A Public Forum on In-Situ Recovery," will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the benefits and risks associated with uranium production from leading experts in health, environmental protection and uranium extraction. "Every scenario that moves us to a clean energy future involves the use of uranium," SER Director Mark Northam says. "Large sectors of the population have concerns about uranium, based on a lack of knowledge. This conference is design to address those concerns." The forum will be held from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the UW Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie. Registration is free but seating is limited, and early registration is suggested. To register, go to the Web site at: http://www.uwyo.edu/ser/uraniumforum or call (307) 766-2663. J. Stephen Herring, laboratory fellow at Idaho National Laboratory, will serve as keynote speaker at the event. He will provide a broad overview of the energy future of the United States and the potential role of nuclear power alongside other energy sources in addressing future needs.

Cliff Hansen Papers Accessible Online

July 15, 2010 — An inventory of papers and correspondence of the late Wyoming U.S. Senator and Governor Clifford P. Hansen is now accessible online through the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center.

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Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Performances Set

July 15, 2010 — University of Wyoming Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival public performances are scheduled July 21 and 24.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 19-25

July 15, 2010 — These are among the activities scheduled July 19-25 at the University of Wyoming: Wednesday, July 21, 7 p.m. -- Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Student Showcase, College of Arts and Sciences Auditorium. Free. Saturday, July 24, 4 p.m. -- Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Gala Concert, College of Arts and Sciences Auditorium. A more detailed list of public events on campus can be found on the Daily Planning Calendar at www.uwyo.edu/uwcalendar/month.asp.

UW Plans Trip to Water World

July 14, 2010 — Tickets are now being sold for a University of Wyoming-sponsored trip to Denver's Water World scheduled Friday, July 30.

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Western Settings Exhibition at UW Gallery

July 14, 2010 — An exhibition depicting "Western Sets and Settings," will be displayed through Aug. 15 in the University of Wyoming's downtown Gallery 211. A reception is scheduled Friday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m.

UW's SAREC Field Day near Lingle Offers Choice of Three Tours

July 13, 2010 — A choice of three tours is available for those attending field day at the University of Wyoming's James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle Thursday, July 22.

UW Professor Compiles Coalbed Natural Gas Expertise in New Book

July 13, 2010 — Coalbed natural gas expertise from UW and from around the world has been compiled into a single source by a University of Wyoming professor.

International Program Seeks Host Families

July 12, 2010 — Laramie families are invited to participate in the Friendship Families Program (FFP) that connects international students with local families.

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UW College of Law Professor Wins National Legal Writing Grant

July 12, 2010 — University of Wyoming College of Law Professor Michael R. Smith is one of four scholars nationwide to receive inaugural J. ALWD (Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors) Visiting Scholar grants to encourage and support his cutting-edge scholarship in legal writing. The application process was highly competitive.

UWPD Assistant Chief Attends FBI Academy

July 12, 2010 — Mike Samp, assistant chief of the University of Wyoming Police Department, received a wide range of specialized training during his recent 10 weeks at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

UW Professor to Present Powder River Basin Coal Research Work in Washington, D.C.

July 12, 2010 — University of Wyoming Professor Tim Considine will discuss his Powder River Basin coal study Friday, July 16, at a national meeting in Washington, D.C.

UW Statement on Upcoming UW Retreat Agenda

July 12, 2010 — The University of Wyoming administration carefully reviewed the position of some in the media suggesting that meeting in executive session with UW's litigation attorney for an interpretation of a recent court opinion constituted a violation of the state's open meetings statute. After thorough review, UW remains convinced that the attorney-client privilege is protected under the state's open meetings statute.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 18-July 24

July 12, 2010 — 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 Union Parking Lot Closure

July 12, 2010 — The Wyoming Union lot is closed for renovation and is expected to reopen Monday, July 19. The Day Lot (located behind Half-Acre Gym) is open to "A" permits until the Union lot reopens. The north entrance to the Day Lot will also serve as the exit, so there will be vehicles entering and exiting at the same point. Please drive slowly when accessing this lot. For more campus construction updates go here.

Stadium Club Tours Planned

July 11, 2010 — Tours of the new Wildcatter Stadium Club and Suite addition to War Memorial Stadium will be available July 15-18.

Bob Edwards Returns to Wyoming Public Radio

July 9, 2010 — "Bob Edwards Weekend," a two-hour program of interviews with top newsmakers, authors, musicians and artists, can be heard Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. beginning July 31 on Wyoming Public Radio.

Campus Construction Update for the Week of July 11-17

July 9, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

Species Environmental Adaptation Subject of Talk at AMK Ranch

July 9, 2010 — Changing environments for three different species is the topic for the summer seminar series Thursday, July 15, 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.

UW Trustees Accept Bids for Downey Hall Abatement and Renovation

July 9, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved awarding two bids for asbestos abatement and renovation of Downey Hall.

Nonprofit Institute Keynote Speaker Selected

July 8, 2010 — Communicating nonprofits' ultimate community value clearly, cohesively, consistently and compellingly is the focus of the 2010 Snowy Range Nonprofit Institute (SRNI) keynote, "Crafting Messages of Value."

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Steamboat Springs Trip Scheduled

July 8, 2010 — Tickets are on sale now for a University of Wyoming-sponsored trip to Steamboat Springs, Colo., Thursday, July 15.

UW Trustees Set Retreat, Special Meeting in Hulett July 15-17

July 8, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting and board retreat July 15-17 at the Best Western Devils Tower Inn in Hulett.

Free Gamelan Concert July 14

July 7, 2010 — Wyoming Gamelan Chandra Wyoga will perform a free concert Wednesday, July 14, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza. Free food is available for UW students.

Post-9/11 GI Bill Program Helps Military Dependents Further Education at UW

July 7, 2010 — Bryana Wilson may someday join the military, but first she is working toward her degree at the University of Wyoming through the Post-9/11 GI Bill program that allows her to use husband Andrew's benefits.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of July 11-17: Immigration, Religion and the Supreme Court

July 7, 2010 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Friday

July 7, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, July 9, by teleconference to consider accepting general construction bids for renovations at Downey Hall and accepting asbestos abatement bids to proceed with the asbestos and regulated material abatement at Downey Hall. Those wishing to attend may do so in the Old Main Board Room at UW. Because this is a special meeting, only topics listed in this notice will be discussed.

Sustainable Containers Used Widely at UW

July 6, 2010 — For the past several years, UW Residence Life & Dining Services has used new compostable containers, cups, utensils, napkins and other compostable items at dining locations across campus.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 6-10

July 6, 2010 — These are among the activities scheduled July 6-10 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Photo Service Wins UPAA Awards

July 6, 2010 — University of Wyoming photographers Ted Brummond and Trice Megginson recently won awards in the University Photographers' Association of America's (UPAA) annual Publication Competition.

Archaeology of Jackson Hole Subject of Talk at AMK Ranch

July 2, 2010 — Jackson Hole's rich archaeology history is the topic for the summer seminar series Thursday, July 8, 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.

Campus Construction Update for the Week of July 4-10

July 2, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

New Publication Details Collaborative Efforts to Improve Wyomings Wildlife Migration Corridors

July 2, 2010 — Wyoming's wildlife resources have received a significant boost in conservation thanks to agricultural landowners and other stakeholders partnering to maintain historic big game migration corridors in southwest Wyoming.

Web Site Seeks UW Designs for T-Shirts

July 2, 2010 — Vote for Art, a Web site that hosts and organizes collegiate graphic design competitions in partnership with major universities across the country, is seeking design submissions for the University of Wyoming. The top submitted designs will be printed and sold on T-shirts, says Jeremy Parker, founder of the Web site. The contest opened June 30. To submit a design, go to www.voteforart.com and click on "Submit Your Art" at the top of the page. People are encouraged to vote for UW designs at the same Web site, by clicking the "Vote for Art" link at the top of the page.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 11-July 17

July 2, 2010 — 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 Closed Monday for Independence Day

July 1, 2010 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed and summer classes dismissed Monday, July 5, for the Independence Day holiday.

WPR Wins National News Organization's Awards

July 1, 2010 — Public Radio News Directors Inc. recently presented two awards to Wyoming Public Radio News. The awards are the highest honors given to public radio news departments in the United States.

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