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September 2010 Releases


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Activist Dan Choi to Speak at UW

September 30, 2010 — Lt. Dan Choi, a former American infantry officer in the United States Army who served in combat in the Iraq war from 2006-2007, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom. The event, part of the Student Activity Council's weekly programming series, is free and open to the public.

Leader in Ethnic Studies to Speak at UW

September 30, 2010 — Leading ethnic studies researcher, Andrea J. Romero, will lead three programs Monday, Oct. 4, at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Art Museum Presents Portraits by Pop Artist Andy Warhol

September 30, 2010 — Portraits by American pop artist Andy Warhol will be featured in a University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition "Iconic Mass Culture: Andy Warhol's Portraits," that opens Saturday, Sept. 11. A free public reception is scheduled Friday, Sept. 17, from 6-8 p.m at the museum.

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UW Professor's Research Could Result in More Efficient Solar Cells

September 30, 2010 — A University of Wyoming professor's findings, published today (Thursday) in the international journal, Science, may open the door to new designs for inexpensive and higher efficiency solar cells.

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UW Professors' Work Offers New Picture of Glacier Hydrology

September 30, 2010 — For years now, Neil Humphrey and Joel T. Harper have made a living atop mountain glaciers, decked out in cold weather or rain gear, drilling and instrumenting boreholes in sheer ice and working to make sense of the data.

King Street to be Closed Thursday Morning

September 29, 2010 — King Street (north of Washakie complex and south of Sorority Row) will be closed from 6 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. The road will be closed to the south of the Information Technology Center. Workers will cordon off an area for a large crane to move return-air fans to the ITC mechanical room.

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Nobel Laureate Presents Chronic Wasting Disease Lecture at UW

September 29, 2010 — A Nobel Prize in chemistry recipient will present a public lecture Monday, Oct. 11, at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Northern Rockies Skies for October

September 29, 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

Pop Art Scholar David McCarthy at UW Thursday and Friday

September 29, 2010 — David McCarthy, professor of history of art at Rhodes College and a pop art scholar, will discuss "American Made, American Masquerade: Andy Warhol's Democratic Portrait Gallery," Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW Club Racquetball Team Opens Competition

September 29, 2010 — Three University of Wyoming club racquetball team members competed in the first tournament of the season last weekend, with two placing in their respective divisions.

UW Religion Today Column for Oct. 5-11: Biology and Religion

September 29, 2010 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

UW Seeks Honorary Degree Nominations

September 29, 2010 — Nominations for 2011 University of Wyoming honorary degrees are due to the President's Office by Oct. 29.

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2010 Alternative Winter Break in Jamaica, Dec. 12-21

September 28, 2010 — The University of Wyoming's Alternative Winter Break program is expanding this year. Students have the opportunity to volunteer in Jamaica Dec. 12-21.

Comedian Ron White to Perform at UW

September 28, 2010 — Ron "Tater Salad" White will perform Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Arts & Sciences auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Mortar Board Pinwheel Sale on Prexy's to Support Literacy

September 28, 2010 — The University of Wyoming's Mortar Board Cap & Gown chapter is selling pinwheels in Prexy's Pasture Wednesday, Sept. 29, to raise money for First Book. The pinwheels can be purchased for $2 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Works By UW Artists Featured in Nicolaysen Exhibition

September 28, 2010 — Works by University of Wyoming artists will be included in an exhibition that opens Friday, Oct. 1, at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 4-Oct. 9

September 28, 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.

Background Reviews Now Required for UW Hires

September 27, 2010 — To promote a safe workplace and academic environment, all new benefited University of Wyoming hires will be subject to background reviews before they are hired.

Jazz Artist Stefon Harris to appear at University of Wyoming

September 27, 2010 — Grammy-nominated jazz artist, Stefon Harris, will perform Thursday and Friday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Recycling Adds New Collection Bins for Corrugated Cardboard

September 27, 2010 — UW Recycling has received 33 new collection bins for corrugated cardboard.

UW Rodeo Teams Rebound at Sheridan College

September 27, 2010 — With their best efforts of the fall season last weekend, both University of Wyoming rodeo teams bounced back into Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) contention.

UW Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

September 27, 2010 — The 2010 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of Wyoming is now available. To access the report, go here:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 27-Oct. 3

September 24, 2010 — These are among activities scheduled Sept. 27-Oct. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

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Joe "Joey Pants" Pantoliano to Visit UW for Mental Health Awareness Week

September 23, 2010 — Joe "Joey Pants" Pantoliano of "The Matrix" film and HBO's "The Sopranos" is among speakers that will share thoughts about dealing with depression and mental health stigma reduction during Mental Health Awareness Week Oct. 4-8, at the University of Wyoming.

Legendary Scientist E.O. Wilson Speaks Today

September 23, 2010 — Legendary biologist, researcher, theorist, and naturalist E.O. Wilson speaks from 4-5 p.m. today, Thursday, in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. He will discuss "The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth." Named one of America's 25 Most Influential People by Time magazine, Wilson is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Recognized as one of the world's most distinguished scientists, Wilson has made a giant contribution to our understanding of the rich spectrum of Earth's biodiversity. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this special opportunity to hear from one of the world's most prolific and influential scientists.

UW MFA Creative Writing Program Nationally Ranked Among Top 50

September 23, 2010 — Beth Loffreda likes to say that students are drawn to the University of Wyoming's MFA Program in Creative Writing by the opportunity to immerse themselves deeply into writing and discover who they might become as writers.

Bollywood Film - the Face of India?

September 22, 2010 — "How (Not) to Understand India through Bollywood Cinema," a presentation by Mir Ali Husain, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 in Room 314 of the Classroom Building.

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Once-shy Student Says Transformed into Passionate Spokesman by Ag, FFA

September 21, 2010 — A once shy and reserved molecular biology major at the University of Wyoming whose fascination with genetic modification led her to the solitary laboratory has instead emerged a passionate spokesman for agriculture.

Wyoming Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Vehicular Homicide Case

September 21, 2010 — When it hears oral arguments at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, the Wyoming Supreme Court will consider an appeal by a man of convicted aggravated homicide by vehicle.

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E.O. Wilson to Speak Thursday at UW

September 20, 2010 — One of the greatest living scientists, Edward O. Wilson, a renowned biologist and one of America's 25 Most Influential People by Time magazine, will speak Thursday, Sept. 23, at the University of Wyoming.

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Extension Nutrition Specialist Receives Award of Excellence

September 20, 2010 — Suzy Pelican, a food and nutrition specialist with the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service, has received the Society for Nutrition Education's Helen Denning Ullrich Award of Excellence.

High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center Continues to Progress

September 20, 2010 — Representatives of the High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center (HPG-ATC) provided a project update to the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee of the Wyoming State Legislature today (Monday) in Jackson.

Reminder on UW Political Policy

September 20, 2010 — The UW Office of Governmental and Community Affairs reminds faculty and staff that under university regulation and policy, use of university facilities, including e-mail and listservs, is not allowed to campaign for candidates or ballot initiatives.

UW Teams Finding a Tough Go in CRMR Rodeo

September 20, 2010 — The University of Wyoming men's rodeo team improved from week one, but the Cowgirls went in the opposite direction.

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UW Theater and Dance Opens Season with Funhouse Comedy

September 20, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theater and Dance opens the 2010-2011 production season with David Lindsay-Abaire's hilariously unpredictable comedy, "Fuddy Meers."

Weight Watchers Informational Meeting

September 20, 2010 — The Campus Wellness Committee has scheduled an informational meeting for Weight Watchers on campus at noon Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Room 74 of Knight Hall. "If sufficient commitment is obtained, meetings will continue weekly through January with the opportunity to continue longer if successful," says committee member Tammy Scott. Ronda Whitman and Sonya Meyer will lead the meetings. Contact Scott, at TammyS@uwyo.edu or 766-2878, for more information

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. Sept. 26-Oct. 3

September 20, 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 Geriatric Education Center Consortium at UW Receives $2.1 Million

September 20, 2010 — A new $2.1 million continuation of funding will allow a University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences program to help meet the growing needs of practicing health professionals who serve the state's aging population.

Bim Kendall House Dedicated at UW Friday

September 17, 2010 — The Bim Kendall House, the new home of the University of Wyoming's Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) program -- the Haub School, Ruckelshaus Institute and Wyoming Conservation Corps -- was dedicated today (Friday.)

Campus Construction Update for the Week of Sept. Sept. 19-25

September 17, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 20-26

September 17, 2010 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Commemorates Constitution Day

September 17, 2010 — The University of Wyoming encourages students, faculty and staff to observe Constitution Day, the annual federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution.

UW Institutional Fundraising Priorities Unveiled

September 17, 2010 — The fine and performing arts, nontraditional students, community outreach, energy resources development and athletics excellence are among the areas targeted for University of Wyoming fundraising activities through the 2011-12 academic year.

UW Pursues Partnership for Student Apartment Development

September 17, 2010 — The University of Wyoming will move forward in negotiations on a public/private agreement to develop apartments that meet the needs of today's students.

UW to Begin Negotiations to Hire Construction Manager for Stimulus-Funded Projects

September 17, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) authorized UW to proceed with negotiations to hire Sampson Construction of Cheyenne as the construction manager at risk (CMAR) for 11 capital projects funded with federal stimulus dollars.

UW Tops $100 Million in External Funding for First Time

September 17, 2010 — The University of Wyoming reached a milestone in external funding during the 2009-10 fiscal year, topping the $100 million mark for the first time in the university's 123-year history.

UW Trustees Approve Faculty Retirements, Acknowledge Resignations

September 17, 2010 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following faculty retirements during their business meeting Friday, Sept. 17.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Appointments

September 17, 2010 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel appointments during their business meeting Friday, Sept. 17.

UW Trustees Extend Buchanan's Contract

September 17, 2010 — At its regular business meeting today (Friday), the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees extended President Tom Buchanan's contract through June 30, 2014. His current contract was set to expire June 30, 2012.

New College of Business Building Dedicated at UW

September 16, 2010 — The latest advancements in technology and design were unveiled today (Thursday) with the dedication of the new addition and renovated University of Wyoming College of Business building.

Texas A&M Professor to Present Frison Institute Lecture Sept. 23

September 16, 2010 — Texas A&M anthropology professor Ted Goebel, regarded as an expert in First American studies and lithic analysis, will present the 12th annual George C. Frison Institute Lecture at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.

UW MFA Creative Writing Program Hosts Two Eminent Writers in Residence

September 16, 2010 — Two poets are the latest Eminent Writers in Residence in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Wyoming.

UW President Tom Buchanan Statement on the Passing of Former Trustee Ford T. Bussart

September 16, 2010 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan offered the following statement upon learning of the death of former UW Trustee and Wyoming Legislator Ford T. Bussart.

UW Students, Faculty and Staff Offered Discounted Tickets for Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert

September 16, 2010 — A limited number of midrange tickets for Friday's Lynyrd Skynyrd and Dierks Bentley concert are being sold at a discounted price to UW students, faculty and staff.

New Frontiers Festival of Music Presented at UW

September 15, 2010 — New Frontiers, a Laramie contemporary music project, presents a week of concerts Sept. 20-25, at the University of Wyoming.

Supreme Court Session Among Law Week Activities at UW

September 15, 2010 — Talks on free-market environmentalism and immigration policy and oral arguments heard by the Wyoming Supreme Court and the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals are among highlights of Law Week Sept. 20-24 at the University of Wyoming.

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Sustainable Business Practices Forum Set

September 15, 2010 — Students and local businesses can learn from the experiences of industrial leaders during the third annual Sustainable Business Practices Forum Wednesday, Sept. 22, starting at 9 a.m. in the University of Wyoming East Union Ballroom.

UW Religion Today Column for Sept. 19-25: Religion is Irrational. So what?

September 15, 2010 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

UW Tech Forum Offers New Teaching Possibilities

September 15, 2010 — The University of Wyoming will host a free technology forum Sept. 30-Oct. 1 to help teachers discover and share new ways of using technology to enhance student learning.

UW to Host Annual ReVisioning the (W)hole Conference Sept. 23

September 15, 2010 — The University of Wyoming will host the fourth annual "ReVisioning the (W)hole" conference at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Room 506 of Coe Library.

Fall Exhibitions Open at UW Art Museum

September 14, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum celebrates its fall exhibitions during a free public reception Friday, Sept. 17, from 6-8 p.m.

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Former New York Stock Exchange Economist To Discuss Economy, Financial Market at UW

September 14, 2010 — Paul Bennett, a former New York Stock Exchange chief economist, will discuss the future of the economy and financial markets at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the University of Wyoming.

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University of Wyoming Mortar Board Chapter Receives National Award

September 14, 2010 — The Cap & Gown chapter at the University of Wyoming was among the outstanding chapters to be honored for its excellence at the recent 2010 Mortar Board National Conference in Chicago, Ill.

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University of Wyoming Pharmacy Weekend Sept. 24-25

September 14, 2010 — Presentations and workshops during Pharmacy Weekend Sept. 24-25 will focus on education for University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy students.

UW College of Engineering and Applied Science To Induct Three into Hall of Fame

September 14, 2010 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science on Saturday, Sept. 18, will honor Albert "Boots" Nelson of Jackson, Paul A. Rechard of Laramie and Billings, Mont. native H. David Reed of as the newest inductees of the College Hall of Fame.

UW Professor Speaks Before Congressional Natural Gas Caucus

September 14, 2010 — Timothy Considine was battling traffic in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning and looking forward to arriving at the airport.

Fall Convocation is Thursday

September 13, 2010 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan will provide updates on issues and outline future plans during the Fall Convocation Thursday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

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Residence Life & Dining Services Begins Semester with Reuse/Recycle Efforts

September 13, 2010 — This fall's "move-in weekend" at UW was more sustainable than in previous years. That's because Residence Life & Dining Services staff members worked with students, several UW departments and local residents on a major cardboard recycling effort at the residence halls and a home product giveaway at the UW Apartments.

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Robert Kelly Named Frison Institute Director

September 13, 2010 — Robert L. Kelly is the new director of the Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, housed in the University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology.

Ruben Narcisse Memorial Service Today

September 13, 2010 — A memorial service will be held today (Monday) at 5 p.m. in the UniWyo Sports Complex to honor UW student and football player Ruben Narcisse. Narcisse died in a car accident early on the morning of Monday, Sept. 6. The memorial service is open to the public. Read more.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 13-19

September 13, 2010 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Art Museum presents Large-Scale Portraits by Norwegian Artist Anne-Karin Furunes

September 13, 2010 — Norwegian artist Anne-Karin Furunes' large-scale images are featured in the University of Wyoming art exhibition "Anne-Karin Furunes: Portraits of Unknowns." Furunes will host an art talk on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. and a gallery walk through Friday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m.

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for September Meeting

September 13, 2010 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their September meeting beginning Thursday, Sept. 16, in Room 506 of Coe Library.

UW Women Finish Third in Opening Fall Rodeo

September 13, 2010 — This may be a wide-open Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) this season for both the men's and women's divisions.

Campus Construction Update for the Week of Sept. 12-18

September 10, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

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New Veterans Services Center Opens at UW

September 10, 2010 — University of Wyoming military veterans now have a place of their own to study or socialize.

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Reel Rock Film Tour Comes to the University of Wyoming

September 10, 2010 — Reel Rock Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to the University of Wyoming Friday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the College of Education auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event is free.

UW Fall 2010 Literacy Education Conference Sept. 24-25

September 10, 2010 — Kindergarten through high school literacy educators from Wyoming and the Mountain West will receive practical, classroom-based instructional strategies during the fall 2010 Literacy Education Conference Sept. 24-25, at the University of Wyoming Centennial Complex.

UW Pharmacy Students Among Top 10 National Finalists in Business Plan Competition

September 10, 2010 — For the second year in a row, a team of University of Wyoming pharmacy students was among the leaders in a national business plan competition.

UW Selected as Partner in U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center Consortium

September 10, 2010 — The University of Wyoming has added another major partnership to its emerging profile as a leader in energy research.

Casper Student Works with Wyoming Conservation Corps

September 9, 2010 — University of Wyoming student, Sam Murray of Casper, gained valuable leadership and outdoor skills working this summer with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.

Green River Student Works with Wyoming Conservation Corps

September 9, 2010 — University of Wyoming student, Stephanie Bartlett of Green River, gained valuable leadership and outdoor skills working this summer with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.

Greybull Student Works with Wyoming Conservation Corps

September 9, 2010 — University of Wyoming student, Patrick Harrington of Greybull, gained valuable leadership and outdoor skills working this summer with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.

Lander Student Works with Wyoming Conservation Corps

September 9, 2010 — University of Wyoming student, Calla Massman of Lander, gained valuable leadership and outdoor skills working this summer with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.

Laramie Students Work with Wyoming Conservation Corps

September 9, 2010 — University of Wyoming students, Matt Carlson, Emily Erickson, Amy Freye, Caitlin Grandjean, Mia Lauenroth, Maxim Lowry, Stephanie MarShall, Will Muessig, Kirk Sheffield, Matt Wohonick and Joshua Zeeb, all of Laramie, gained valuable leadership and outdoor skills working this summer with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.

Lost Boy of Sudan Talk Cancelled

September 9, 2010 — A talk by one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," that was scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the University of Wyoming has been cancelled.

Outdoor Leadership Development Series Has Openings

September 9, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program is now accepting applications for this year's Outdoor Leadership Development Series (OLDS)

Rock Springs Student Works with Wyoming Conservation Corps

September 9, 2010 — University of Wyoming student, Amber Wilson of Rock Springs, gained valuable leadership and outdoor skills working this summer with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.

The Outdoor Leadership Development Series is Now Recruting

September 9, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program is pleased to announce that they are accepting application for this years Outdoor Leadership Development Series (OLDS. The OLDS is a year-long program dedicated to the development of outdoor student leaders.

Three Cheyenne Students Work with Wyoming Conservation Corps

September 9, 2010 — University of Wyoming students, Autumn DeMers, Katie Fields and Jake White of Cheyenne, gained valuable leadership and outdoor skills working this summer with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.

Torrington Student Works with Wyoming Conservation Corps

September 9, 2010 — University of Wyoming student, Chris Jolovich of Torrington, gained valuable leadership and outdoor skills working this summer with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.

Two Gillette Students Work with Wyoming Conservation Corps

September 9, 2010 — University of Wyoming students, Mike Nielson and Luke Stricker of Gillette, gained valuable leadership and outdoor skills working this summer with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.

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UW Ag College Honors 2010 Award Recipients

September 9, 2010 — Pinedale and Worland natives, an association that has shaped Wyoming landscapes and an alumna whose continuous involvement with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources after her graduation earned recognition will all be honored during Ag Appreciation Weekend Sept. 17-18 at the University of Wyomin

UW Rodeo Teams Open Fall Season at Chadron State College

September 9, 2010 — The University of Wyoming rodeo team may not have a lot of flashy performers this season, but Coach George Howard is banking on overall depth to get them back on top.

UW Symphony Opening Night Sept. 16

September 9, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra's (UWSO) season begins Thursday, Sept. 16, with a 7:30 p.m. performance in the UW Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Wyoming Conservation Corps 2010 Field Projects Completed

September 9, 2010 — University of Wyoming students gained valuable leadership and outdoor skills working this summer with the Wyoming Conservation Corps.

Baroque Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia

September 8, 2010 — The Department of Music Faculty Recital Series will present Pablo Mahave-Veglia on September 17th. The Chilean-born cellist will perform three of the Solo Suites by J.S. Bach on the Baroque Cello. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Box Office.

EOR Commission to Meet Sept. 15

September 8, 2010 — The University of Wyoming's Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Commission will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Snow King Resort in Jackson. The commission's regularly-scheduled quarterly meeting will follow a two-day conference sponsored by UW's Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI), also at Snow King. "Recovering Stranded Oil Through Improved and Enhanced Oil Recovery Technologies" will feature presentations on geology, EOR technologies, residual oil zones and EOR screening. The EOR Commission is funded by the state of Wyoming to support the EORI. In addition to its aggressive research agenda, EORI engages in cooperative and contractual agreements with independent producers, and offers short courses, workshops and technical outreach meetings to assist in the transfer of current EOR technologies to Wyoming producers. For more information, call Julie Hamilton at (307) 766-2791 or e-mail julieh@uwyo.edu.

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Lost Boy of Sudan Schedules Talk at UW

September 8, 2010 — Valentino Achak Deng, one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," will share his story Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

REEL ROCK Film Tour Comes To UW!

September 8, 2010 — The fifth annual REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to local audiences across the globe.

Will Keim Speaks Thursday at UW

September 8, 2010 — Nationally recognized speaker Will Keim will discuss student leadership development Thursday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom.

Contributions to Employee Retirement to Increase

September 7, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Human Resources Benefits Office reports that employee retirement contributions increased beginning Sept. 1.

Peterson Named Director of Risk Management and Insurance

September 7, 2010 — Laura Peterson has been hired as the new director of Risk Management and Insurance for the University of Wyoming. She will begin her duties at UW on Oct. 4.

Suicide Prevention Vigil Wednesday

September 7, 2010 — A remembrance vigil for those lost to suicide is planned from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Simpson Family Plaza in front of the University of Wyoming Union.

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UW Professor Killed in Automobile Accident Friday

September 7, 2010 — Adrian Bantjes, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of History, was killed in a head-on automobile crash at approximately 8:15 p.m. Friday about 11 miles south of Saratoga on Wyoming Highway 130

UW Receives Additional $5 Million in Federal Funding to Boost WY-CUSP

September 7, 2010 — The University of Wyoming today (Tuesday) received $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of a nearly $600 million funding boost to accelerate carbon capture and storage research and development in the United States.

Visiting Dignitaries Policy and Protocol Guidance Is Available

September 7, 2010 — The International Programs Office is offering policy and protocol guidance to all University of Wyoming departments and units planning to invite high-level dignitaries to UW.

WyGISC and Brinkerhoff Geology Library Partner to Provide GIS Data Support

September 7, 2010 — To meet the geospatial data needs of students, faculty and staff across campus, the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) and the Brinkerhoff Geology Library have partnered this semester to provide a venue to answer geospatial data-related questions.

UW Student Killed in Single-car Crash

September 6, 2010 — One University of Wyoming student was killed and three were injured Monday when the vehicle they were in went off Highway 287 in Colorado shortly before 5:30 a.m.

Alumni News

September 3, 2010 — Dr. Randall. D. Royer is the new Chair of the Fine & Applied Arts Department at Black Hills State University. He replaces Dr. Janeen Larsen who retired.

Campus Construction Update for the Week of Sept. 5-11

September 3, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

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Jazz Performance Begins UW Cultural Programs Fall 2010 Concert Series

September 3, 2010 — Jazz musician Cyrus Chestnut will start the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs fall concert series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

New Edition of Wyoming Almanac Now Available

September 3, 2010 — Who drove the first car in Wyoming? What was the first radio message received in the state and who was the doctor who removed an arrow from Jim Bridger's back?

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 7-12

September 3, 2010 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 7-12 at the University of Wyoming:

WyGISC and Brinkerhoff Geology Library Partner to Provide GIS Data Support

September 3, 2010 — With the use of spatial technologies growing rapidly in a multitude of disciplines, access to and use of GIS and other spatially-related data has become prevalent at UW.

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Geologist Sam Knight Photos Accessible Online

September 2, 2010 — The University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center has digitized and made accessible more than 3,200 photographic negatives from legendary UW Geology Professor Sam Knight.

Wyoming Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

September 2, 2010 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $25,000 to the University of Wyoming for education and research programs and for scholarships for entering freshmen from Wyoming communities.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony First Step in Construction of New UW Visual Arts Center

September 1, 2010 — Ground was broken Wednesday morning at the University of Wyoming for a new visual arts facility that will expand teaching space and provide additional rooms for student projects.

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Pandemic Is Over, But Flu Prevention Still Important

September 1, 2010 — While the World Health Organization has declared an end to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, the start of another school year is a good time to remind students, faculty and staff to take steps to prevent getting the flu.

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UW Announces Landmark Gift That Transforms University's Role in the Arts

September 1, 2010 — University of Wyoming officials said today (Wednesday) the university has received the largest estate gift in its history, a bequest that will transform the university's role in the arts in Wyoming and across the United States.

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