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January 2011 Releases


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Computer Security Seminar Feb. 8

January 31, 2011 — Information Technology will present a free seminar on computer, data and identity protection from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. Protect your data, protect your identity and help protect the university network and critical administrative data and learn strategies to protect your home machine as well.

Have a Fun and Safe Super Bowl Party

January 31, 2011 — This week’s Super Bowl between the Packers and the Steelers is a time many will celebrate by watching the game with family, friends and co-workers. While having alcohol at parties can enhance the experience, it also can place you and others at risk if drinking gets out of hand.

UW Alumni Association Scholarship Applications Available

January 31, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association is now accepting scholarship applications from in-state and out-of-state high school students, community college transfer students, current UW juniors and seniors and graduate students.

UW Hockey Club Sweeps Mesa State

January 31, 2011 — The University of Wyoming hockey club, fronted by Matt Schulz (Casper) and Billy Ross (Boulder, Colo.), swept a two-game weekend series against Mesa State College.

UW Nordic Skiers Continue to Improve at World University Games

January 31, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski team heads into the final two days of competition this week at the World University Games in Erzurum, Turkey. The team has progressed after two days of opening competition.

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UW Specialist’s Work Overseas Gains Perspective on U.S. Equine Care

January 31, 2011 — A University of Wyoming equine specialist has found similar maladies between donkeys struggling to take goods to markets in Mali and high performance horses in the United States.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 6-12

January 31, 2011 — 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 Week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5

January 28, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

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Sydney Ezell Receives Diversity Award

January 28, 2011 — Sydney Ezell of Cheyenne, a University of Wyoming kinesiology and health promotion senior, received the 2011 Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 31-Feb. 6

January 28, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled Jan. 31- Feb. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Nordic Skiers Place at World University Games

January 28, 2011 — Despite a 30-hour flight to Turkey and having to compete early the next morning, the University of Wyoming Nordic Ski club team had a respectable showing on the first day (Friday) of competition at the World University Games.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at UW

January 27, 2011 — Chinese New Year will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 29, with a variety of entertaining acts at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Tickets are not required.

Faculty Recital Series Presents an Evening of Brazilian Music for Viola, Piano and Strings

January 27, 2011 — Brazilian violist Glesse Collet, along with the Summit Chamber Players, will present a program of Brazilian chamber music Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days

January 27, 2011 — More than 30 different sessions will be part of Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 9-10, in Riverton.

Grant Provides Educational Opportunities for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

January 27, 2011 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming will receive federal funding to support statewide strategic planning of post-secondary educational opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Northern Rockies Skies for February

January 27, 2011 — 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.

UW Ski Bus to Snowy Range Ski Area Sunday

January 27, 2011 — University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff members can bus Sunday, Jan. 30, to the Snowy Range Ski Area and ski at a discounted rate.

A Message from UW Women’s Basketball Coach Joe Legerski

January 26, 2011 — We need your support! We would like to invite all University of Wyoming Cowgirl fans to turn out in force this Saturday, Jan. 29, for an important Mountain West Conference game versus San Diego State University at 1:30 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.

Applications for Director, Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

January 26, 2011 — Applications will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 28, for the position of director of the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning (ECTL).

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Oxfam America’s “Right to Know, Right to Decide” Photography Displayed at UW

January 26, 2011 — A photo exhibition depicting the rights of impoverished people worldwide opens with a free reception from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 in Gallery 234 of the University of Wyoming Union.

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Rebecca Solnit to Discuss “The Laramie Atlas Project: Work-in-Progress”

January 26, 2011 — Rebecca Solnit, author, cultural historian and activist, will discuss her progress on a unique atlas of Laramie at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, located in the Centennial Complex.

University of Wyoming Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll: Non-Resident

January 26, 2011 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2010 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Roll.

UW Now Accepting Energy Summer Institute Applications

January 26, 2011 — Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Energy Summer Institute June 12-18, sponsored by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER).

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Gallery 211 to Host the Work of Sarah Smelser

January 25, 2011 — Gallery 211 will host an exhibition of recent work by printmaker Sarah Smelser, this year’s Inky Paper Press visiting artist. Her work will be on view Friday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Feb. 27.

University of Wyoming Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll: Resident

January 25, 2011 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2010 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Roll.

UW Religion Today Column for Jan. 30-Feb. 5: Slaves or God’s Butlers?

January 25, 2011 — "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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UW Theatre to Present “Books on Tape” Feb. 3-8

January 25, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will show “Books on Tape,” playwright-in-residence William Missouri Downs’ smart new comedy about learning to live and love in the present tense.

Call for Nominations – Student Excellence in Internationalization Awards, Faculty Contribution Awards

January 24, 2011 — Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 21 to honor individuals who have promoted global awareness at the University of Wyoming.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Commends Outstanding Staff, Faculty Members

January 24, 2011 — Outstanding staff awards, teaching and adviser awards were presented during the recent UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Faculty and Staff Recognition Program in the Wyoming Union.

Energy Resources Council to Meet Jan. 28

January 24, 2011 — Members of the University of Wyoming School Of Energy Resources (SER) Energy Resource Council will meet via teleconference to discuss strategic planning from 8 a.m.-noon Friday, Jan. 28, in the SER Conference Room, Bureau of Mines Building Room 207 at 9th and Lewis streets in Laramie.

UW Art Museum Spring Exhibitions Opening Friday

January 24, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum spring exhibitions will showcase during a free public reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday Jan, 28, at the museum located in the Centennial Complex, 2111 Willett Drive.

UW Hockey Club Loses Two Games

January 24, 2011 — The University of Wyoming hockey club suffered a pair of losses last weekend to Border War rival Colorado State University.

UW Institutional Marketing Honored for Excellence

January 24, 2011 — University of Wyoming Institutional Marketing was honored with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards during regional competition sponsored by CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) District VI. The awards were presented during the recent CASE District VI Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

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UW Scientists Have Developed New Optogenetic Tools for Biomedical Research

January 24, 2011 — Researchers at the University of Wyoming have characterized and engineered new proteins that expand the use of light as a tool to manipulate cell cultures, tissues and laboratory model animals.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 30-Feb. 5

January 24, 2011 — 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 Week of Jan. 23-29

January 21, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 25-30

January 21, 2011 — January 21, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled Jan. 25-30 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Dedicates Berry Center

January 21, 2011 — The ribbon was cut Friday on a state-of-the-art biodiversity conservation facility at the University of Wyoming. The center has been created through the generosity of Bob and Carol Berry and a match from the State of Wyoming.

UW Selects Firm to Achieve Energy Efficiency, Savings

January 21, 2011 — To ensure that its facilities are as energy efficient as possible, the University of Wyoming has chosen an Energy Services Company (ESCo) to develop a detailed energy audit and project development schedule for energy facility improvements to 10 UW buildings.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Appointments

January 21, 2011 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel appointments during their business meeting Friday, Jan. 21.

UW Trustees Approve Pre-Development Agreement with American Campus Communities

January 21, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved a pre-development agreement with American Campus Communities (ACC) for a proposed student housing project on the site that is now vacant after the demolition of the Summit View Apartments.

Brucellosis, Crop Issues Among Topics at Annual WESTI Ag Days in Worland

January 20, 2011 — Topics at this year’s annual Wyoming Extension's Strategically and Technologically Informative (WESTI) Ag Days in Worland are literally from the ground up.

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Clean Coal Task Force Funds 12 Projects

January 20, 2011 — The Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF) is again working overtime. The CCTF, whose job is to first identify and then fund research projects that could lead to the development of technologies to reduce the environmental impact of coal-based electric generation in Wyoming and across the United States, will call for a second request for proposals (RFP) for the second consecutive year.

UW Idol Open Call Auditions Scheduled

January 20, 2011 — UW Idol will have open call auditions at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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Defending UW National Champions Open Nordic Ski Season With Weekend Sweep

January 19, 2011 — Both University of Wyoming Nordic Ski Club teams dominated their respective divisions in the opening meet of the season last weekend at the Happy Jack trails.

Free Martial Arts Presentation at UW Jan. 23

January 19, 2011 — A free presentation of “Unlocking the Benefits of Internal Kung Fu,” will be offered Sunday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education building gym.

UW Hockey Club Posts 1-2 Record

January 19, 2011 — The University of Wyoming hockey club returned from a six-week winter break last weekend, losing two of three games on a Midwestern road trip.

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Dead Prez to Perform Friday

January 18, 2011 — Dead Prez, hip-hop duo and social activists, will perform a free concert at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom.

International Travel Grant Applications Are Due Feb. 11

January 18, 2011 — Deadline to submit spring 2011 International Travel Grant applications to department heads is Friday, Feb. 11.

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NIH Highlights Work by UW Professor

January 18, 2011 — The National Institutes of Health has selected to highlight on its web page research conducted by Don Jarvis, professor in the UW Department of Molecular Biology.

Pay Stub Information on Web

January 18, 2011 — Both new and experienced UW employees have asked about how they can access their payroll information online. UW no longer issues paper pay stubs to employees.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 18-23

January 18, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled Jan. 18-23 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Professor’s Spider Silk Research in NOVA Series Premiere

January 18, 2011 — Spider silk research by a University of Wyoming professor is featured in a four-part NOVA series that begins this week.

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UW Staff Members Honored for Communications Excellence

January 18, 2011 — University of Wyoming Communications specialists earned several awards during the Wyoming Press Association's (WPA) annual associates' group communications contest.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 23-29

January 18, 2011 — 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 Week of Jan.16-22

January 14, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

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Sullivan Family Student Center Dedicated Friday

January 14, 2011 — A state-of-the-art student center located within the College of Education named in honor of former U.S. Ambassador and Wyoming Gov. Mike Sullivan, his wife Jane, and the Sullivan family was formally dedicated Friday at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming President's Honor Roll - Non-resident

January 13, 2011 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students fall semester President's Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming President's Honor Roll - Resident

January 13, 2011 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2010 fall semester President's Honor Roll.

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UW King Air Works on ‘Unique’ Project in Colorado

January 13, 2011 — King Air, the University of Wyoming's uniquely-instrumented research aircraft, is working on a first-of-its-kind experiment over the skies of Colorado that could help scientists to better understand the changing climate of the Intermountain West.

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UW to Host “N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK: The Race Show” Jan. 20

January 13, 2011 — “N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK: The Race Show” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for January Meeting

January 13, 2011 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their January meeting beginning Thursday, Jan. 20, in Room 506 of Coe Library. The business meeting, in which trustees take formal action on agenda items, is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in Room 506 of Coe Library. All meetings are open to the public except for executive sessions.

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ENR Director Indy Burke Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

January 12, 2011 — Indy Burke, a Wyoming Excellence chair and director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the University of Wyoming, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest and most prestigious scientific organization.

EOR Commission to Meet Jan. 19 in Denver

January 12, 2011 — The University of Wyoming's Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Commission will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Cambria Inn and Suites in Denver.

UW Engineering Summer Program Seeks Applicants

January 12, 2011 — Applications are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming's Engineering Summer Program (ESP), which runs from June 12-18, at UW. Applications are due by March 31.

Entries Sought for Juried Student Exhibition

January 11, 2011 — The UW Art Museum is seeking student artwork for the “36th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition,” Jan. 29-Feb. 12.

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Free Showing of “The Tillman Story” Thursday

January 11, 2011 — “The Tillman Story” can be seen Thursday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium.

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UW Nordic Ski Club Prepares for Season Opener, Trip to Turkey

January 11, 2011 — January will be a busy month for the University of Wyoming’s defending national champion men’s and women’s Nordic ski teams.

UW Religion Today Column for Jan. 16-22: God and the Declaration of Independence

January 11, 2011 — "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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Hulme Directs SER Research at UW

January 10, 2011 — Diana Hulme is the new associate director of research for the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources

January Is National Stalking Awareness Month

January 10, 2011 — January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year

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Mona Gupton is UW Employee of the Quarter

January 10, 2011 — Mona Gupton, senior office associate in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been selected as UW's Outstanding Staff Employee of the Quarter. A reception is scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Room 137 of the College of Agriculture Building.

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New Book Updates Coal Gasification Production

January 10, 2011 — New technologies such as carbon capture and storage are among the updates in a new book on coal gasification written by energy researchers at the University of Wyoming.

Nominations for Outstanding Graduating Man and Woman

January 10, 2011 — Nominations are due by 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, for the Tobin Memorial Award and the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award, UW's prestigious recognition for outstanding graduating male and female.

Student Affairs Organization Honors UW Partnership

January 10, 2011 — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) presented one of its highest awards to a UW Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program.

UW Closed Jan. 17

January 10, 2011 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, Jan. 17, for Martin Luther King Jr./Wyoming Equality Day. Normal business hours and class times will resume Tuesday, Jan. 18.

UW Directories Being Distributed

January 10, 2011 — University of Wyoming directories have arrived and are now being delivered to various distribution points at UW.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 9-Jan. 15

January 10, 2011 — 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 Week of Jan. 9-15

January 7, 2011 — Campus Construction Update for Week of Jan. 9-15

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 10-16

January 7, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled Jan. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW President Honored with National Award for Role in Innovative Alcohol Prevention Work

January 7, 2011 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan was honored today with a national award recognizing his success in promoting a vibrant intellectual and social campus climate that de-emphasizes the role of alcohol.

Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications Available at UW

January 6, 2011 — Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of Wyoming. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 1.

UW Martial Artist Wins Bronze Medal at International Karate Tournament

January 6, 2011 — University of Wyoming Karate Club instructor and Outreach Technology Services technician Ben Froidevaux won a bronze medal at the recent 2010 Basel Open Karate Masters International Karate Tournament in Frenkendorf, Switzerland.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications Due March 1 at UW

January 5, 2011 — The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The scholarships are for the 2011 Summer Session and the 2011-2012 academic year.

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UW Singing Statesmen to Perform in Glenrock, Lander and Afton

January 5, 2011 — One of the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s newest groups, the Singing Statesmen, have scheduled free performances Jan. 12-14 in Glenrock, Lander and Afton. All performances are at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.

Freudenthal Leaves Office Very Popular with Citizens

January 4, 2011 — Gov. Dave Freudenthal ends his term with a favorable rating among Wyoming residents, according to a recent University of Wyoming poll.

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Rebecca Solnit Latest UW MFA Creative Writing Eminent Writer in Residence

January 4, 2011 — Rebecca Solnit, an acclaimed author of numerous celebrated works of nonfiction, is the latest Eminent Writer in Residence in the University of Wyoming’s MFA program in Creative Writing.

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Hip Hop Artist Common MLK/DOD Keynote Speaker at UW

January 3, 2011 — Hip hop artist and actor Common will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Days of Dialogue (MLK/DOD) celebration Jan. 17-21, at the University of Wyoming.

Suzanne Pelican Retirement Reception

January 3, 2011 — A retirement reception for Suzanne Pelican, senior extension educator in the UW Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 7, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 137 of the College of Agriculture building.

UW President to be Honored

January 3, 2011 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan will be honored Friday with the Presidential Leadership Award from Outside The Classroom.

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UW Student Satisfaction Survey ‘Overwhelmingly’ Positive

January 3, 2011 — The overwhelming majority of University of Wyoming students are happy with their educational experience and believe they are growing intellectually, according to the latest UW Student Opinion Survey (UWSOS).

Visiting Dignitaries Policy and Protocol Guidance Is Available

January 3, 2011 — 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.

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