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December 2010 Releases


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Northern Rockies Skies for January

December 21, 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.

Study: Small Streams Are a Source of Greenhouse Gas

December 21, 2010 — Reducing fertilizer use will reduce nitrous oxide emissions from streams and rivers, which contributes to climate change and ozone destruction, according to a paper co-written by University of Wyoming Professor Robert Hall.

United Way Message from Jacque Buchanan

December 21, 2010 — Friends, we are nearing year’s end, and I want to take a last shot at hitting our 2010 University of Wyoming United Way of Albany County Goal. We are currently $7,376 short of our goal of $108,771. Many of you have already pitched in, and our agencies are the stronger for that. Also, many of you have other important philanthropies you support.

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UW Libraries Continue Reach for Excellence

December 21, 2010 — It's nearly 11 p.m. on a weekday and Kelly Meeboer is wrapping up another four-hour study session at the University of Wyoming’s Information Library and Learning Center.

UW Offices to Close at 1 p.m. Today

December 21, 2010 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be dismissed at 1 p.m. today due to the snow storm.

WPM General Manager Candidates to Visit Campus

December 21, 2010 — Public meetings are scheduled Jan. 4-7 with finalists for the Wyoming Public Media general manager position at UW.

Wyoming Entrepreneur to Preview Gro-Biz Conference

December 21, 2010 — Wyoming Entrepreneur will host a free online webinar Thursday, Jan. 6, to preview the upcoming statewide Gro-Biz Conference.

Wyoming Residents Disapprove of New Health Care Law

December 21, 2010 — Wyoming residents don’t like the health care law enacted in March of this year, according to a recent University of Wyoming poll.

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Civil War Historian Bruce Catton’s Papers Accessible at UW

December 20, 2010 — An inventory of papers and correspondence of Bruce Catton, widely regarded (along with Shelby Foote) as the most popular of America’s Civil War historians, is now accessible online through the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center.

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Coe Library Architecture Highlighted in Library Journal

December 20, 2010 — The major expansion and addition to UW’s William Robertson Coe Library is among the projects highlighted in the Library Journal’s 2010 Year in Architecture.

Road and Weather Information on UW Homepage

December 20, 2010 — If you are planning to travel during the holidays, don’t forget to take precautions to avoid the hazardous travel conditions at this time of year. The University of Wyoming Web site homepage (www.uwyo.edu) now offers direct links to local weather and Wyoming road conditions.

UW Holiday Closures

December 20, 2010 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 23-Sunday, Jan. 2, for the Christmas and News Year’s holidays and winter break. Normal business hours resume Monday, Jan. 3.

UW in the News

December 20, 2010 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 26-Jan. 1

December 20, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 19-Jan. 7

December 17, 2010 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 19-Jan. 7 at the University of Wyoming:

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Freudenthal Joins UW Faculty as Distinguished Visiting Professor

December 17, 2010 — Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal will join the University of Wyoming College of Law as a distinguished visiting professor for three semesters starting in spring 2011. Freudenthal, who will complete his second term as governor on Jan. 3, 2011, will lead a seminar in energy, law and economics. While his appointment is to the College of Law, it's anticipated that he may also work on special projects with the UW College of Business and the UW School of Energy Resources.

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UW’s King Air Returns to International Skies

December 17, 2010 — King Air’s latest research mission was a success. It may also have been a springboard. The University of Wyoming’s uniquely-instrumented research aircraft -- equipped with numerous specialized meteorological sensors and data recording equipment -- made its return to international skies earlier this fall, flying over Finland for five weeks on a NASA-funded experiment that has bolstered King Air’s already-impressive resume and rejuvenated its appeal to researchers across the United States.

Willett Drive Closure Planned

December 17, 2010 — Willett Drive is scheduled to be closed from 22nd Street to Crane Street beginning Tuesday, Dec. 21, through Monday, Dec. 27, and will re-open Tuesday, Dec. 28, for utility work at the University of Wyoming’s Visual Arts Center construction project.

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Reviewers Praise Watson’s Latest Collection of Stories

December 16, 2010 — Southern literature in the tradition of Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty is alive and well and living in -- of all places -- Wyoming.

UW Faculty Members Awarded Service-Learning Project Grants

December 16, 2010 — Eleven University of Wyoming faculty members are the recipients of service-learning project grants for their students.

Canine Distemper Cases Brings Caution from Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory Pathologist

December 14, 2010 — New pet owners should be careful about where they buy their next puppies. That was the message from the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL) and the Wyoming Livestock Board as their members wrapped up an investigation of canine distemper in newly purchased puppies.

Coe Library Offers Movies, TV Shows on DVD

December 13, 2010 — If you’re planning a movie night over the winter break drop by Coe Library and browse the collection of DVDs on level one.

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Schell Receives Harold P. Alley Award

December 13, 2010 — Scott Schell, assistant extension entomologist with UW’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has been awarded the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council’s Harold P. Alley Award.

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University of Wyoming Rainbow Resource Center Receives Donation

December 13, 2010 — The University of Wyoming’s Rainbow Resource Center (RRC) is expanding its library. During its recent ASPIRE (Association of Special Programs in Region Eight) conference, TRiO, an educational assistance program at UW, designated the RRC to receive funding through its Bring-A Book Community Service Project.

UW in the News

December 13, 2010 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

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UW Scientist Contributes to List of Critical Tools Needed for Biological Research

December 13, 2010 — A team of scientists including University of Wyoming Professor Carlos Martinez Del Rio has developed a list of tools that are critically needed for biologists to answer fundamental questions about how life evolves.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 19-25

December 13, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 12-18

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

UW Debaters Conclude Strong Fall Semester

December 10, 2010 — Members of the University of Wyoming debate teams concluded their fall season with top-speaker awards and victories against leading debate squads.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Tuesday

December 10, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, to consider approval of the two remaining annual audited financial statements and reports.

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UW Cultural Programs Adds Whiffenpoofs Concert to Spring Schedule

December 7, 2010 — The Whiffenpoofs, a Yale University a cappella group, will perform Friday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $8 for everyone but are free for Cultural Programs full-season ticket holders.

UW Religion Today Column Dec. 12-18: Banned Christmas

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

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Holiday Home Tour Features New and Historic Homes in Laramie

December 6, 2010 — The University of Wyoming Women’s Club Holiday Home Tour is scheduled from noon-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12. Tickets cost $10 in advance and are available at Ace Hardware and Turtle Rock Coffee. Tickets also are available the day of the tour for $12 at the featured homes.

Panelists to Discuss WyoCast Lecture Capture

December 6, 2010 — Questions about the University of Wyoming’s WyoCast Lecture Capture capabilities will be answered during a panel discussion at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources auditorium.

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Record Enrollment at University of Wyoming

December 6, 2010 — Enrollment at the University of Wyoming has reached an all time high, according to the latest report by the UW Office of Institutional Analysis (OIA).

Timmerman Retirement Reception

December 6, 2010 — When Duane Timmerman was working as a line cook for the UW football team under coaches Fritz Shurmur and Fred Akers, he had no idea it would be the first of several positions he would hold during a more than 30-year career at the university.

UW Hockey Club Falls in Shootout Against Colorado

December 6, 2010 — The University of Wyoming hockey club suffered a hard-fought shootout loss Friday night to the University of Colorado at the Laramie Ice and Events Center.

UW in the News

December 6, 2010 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles where UW is making the news.

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UW’s Hubert is American Fisheries Society President

December 6, 2010 — When he retired from the University of Wyoming at the beginning of this year, Wayne Hubert could have easily ended his 40 years of service with the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Instead, he took on the duties as president of the organization that counts more than 9,000 members in 60 countries.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 12-Dec. 18

December 6, 2010 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 5-11

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

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Hansen Named UW Associate Provost

December 3, 2010 — Andy Hansen, professor and head of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, has accepted the position of University of Wyoming associate provost for undergraduate and graduate studies beginning Jan. 1.

Statewide Election Survey Gauges Wyoming’s View on Tea Party Movement

December 3, 2010 — Statewide Election Survey Gauges Wyoming’s View on Tea Party Movement

UW Professor’s Latest Book Drawing Rave Reviews

December 3, 2010 — Ed Barbier’s sequel to “Natural Resources and Economic Development” already has something in common with its predecessor.

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UW Receives Highest Grade Since 1984 in Statewide Survey

December 3, 2010 — The University of Wyoming received its highest average grade since 1984 in a biennial statewide survey conducted by the university’s Political Science Department.

Staff Nominations Accepted for Holiday Food Drive

December 2, 2010 — Nominations are being accepted for Staff Senate’s annual holiday food/gift drive for University of Wyoming staff members and their families. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Dec. 8.

How to Have a Fun and Safe Holiday Celebration

December 1, 2010 — 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.

UW’s Fall Commencement Speakers Selected

December 1, 2010 — Speakers have been selected for the University of Wyoming’s 2010 fall commencement ceremonies scheduled Thursday, Dec. 2, through Saturday, Dec. 4.

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