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February 2011 Releases


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INBRE Undergraduate Research Fellowship Application Deadline

February 28, 2011 — Application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 11, for INBRE (Wyoming IDeA Networks for Biomedical Excellence) undergraduate research fellowships. Selected applicants will receive a $3,500 stipend.

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UW Outreach Librarian Honored for Distance Learning Contributions

February 28, 2011 — Cassandra Kvenild, assistant librarian in the University of Wyoming Libraries Reference and Instruction Department, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

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UW Social Work Program Accreditation Reaffirmed

February 28, 2011 — The Council on Social Work Education has reaffirmed the University of Wyoming Division of Social Work for the full eight-year cycle.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 6-March 12

February 28, 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 Feb. 27-March 5

February 25, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 27-March 5 at the University of Wyoming:

College Access Grant Depends on Filing FAFSA by Tuesday, March 1

February 25, 2011 — Prospective college students and their parents are reminded that to be eligible for the College Access Grant, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be completed and filed by Tuesday, March 1.

Northern Rockies Skies for March

February 25, 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.

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Speaker to Discuss Post-racial Society at UW March 2

February 25, 2011 — Issues regarding a “post-racial society” and church burnings will be examined in a free public talk Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 27-March 6

February 25, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 27-March 6 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Researcher Applies Remote Sensing to Understanding Critical River Environments

February 25, 2011 — Optical remote sensing technology may yield critical information about the dynamic features of river environments in Wyoming and beyond.

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Brown N’ Gold Banquet and Ball Set for March 5

February 24, 2011 — One of the University of Wyoming’s only formal annual events, the Brown N’ Gold Banquet and Ball, is set for Saturday, March 5, at the UW Conference Center ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Jillies Jollied on Display

February 24, 2011 — Evan Major’s exhibition “Jillies Jollied” can be seen Monday, Feb. 28-Wednesday, March 2, in Gallery 234, Room 004 of the University of Wyoming Union.

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Tonic Sol-fa to Perform March 4 at UW

February 24, 2011 — One of the nation’s most popular a cappella ensembles, Tonic Sol-fa, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Hosts State Science Fair March 6-8

February 24, 2011 — More than 300 students representing 41 Wyoming schools will compete in the Wyoming State Science Fair March 6-8, at the University of Wyoming Union ballroom.

UW to Host First Equestrian Competition in Program History

February 24, 2011 — The University of Wyoming equestrian club is used to traveling.

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for March Meeting

February 24, 2011 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their March meeting beginning Thursday, March 3, in Room 506 of Coe Library. The business meeting, in which trustees take formal action on agenda items, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, also in Room 506 of Coe Library. All meetings are open to the public except for executive sessions.

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Multimedia Exhibition Opens at UW Art Museum

February 23, 2011 — A new multimedia exhibition by Japanese-American artist Etsuko Ichikawa, “NACHI – between the eternal and the ephemeral,” opens with a gallery walk-through at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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Wyoming Engineering Society Honors UW Students

February 23, 2011 — Rob Streeter of Saratoga, a University of Wyoming senior in electrical and computer engineering, has been named the Wyoming Engineering Society’s (WES) student of the year.

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Spoken Word Artist Gina Loring to Offer Free Performance

February 22, 2011 — Gina Loring, spoken word artist, promises a powerful performance celebrating Black History Month at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

UW Religion Today Column for Feb. 27-March 5: Arab Freedom and Attitudes Toward Israel

February 22, 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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Brentano String Quartet to Perform at UW Friday

February 21, 2011 — Brentano, one of America’s most popular string quartets, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Deadline for Internationalization and Faculty Contribution Award Nominations

February 21, 2011 — Today (Monday) is the deadline to nominate individuals who have promoted global awareness at the University of Wyoming.

Harold Neemann Memorial Service

February 21, 2011 — A memorial service for Harold Neemann is set for Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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Saturday U: Free One-Day College Education Program Feb. 26 in Jackson

February 21, 2011 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan will be among speakers Feb. 26 for the winter term of Saturday U -- the free one-day college education program.

UW’s Alpha Epsilon Delta Honorary to Sponsor MS Walk

February 21, 2011 — The University of Wyoming chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) will sponsor the Laramie Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk Saturday, March 26.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 27-March 5

February 21, 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.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Stops at UW

February 18, 2011 — Some of the world’s more inspiring action films will be shown during the 2011 Banff Mountain Film Festival world tour at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, and Thursday, Feb. 24, in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Feb. 20-26

February 18, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

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Investment Research: UW Students Up to the Challenge

February 18, 2011 — The questions were grueling and the competition was fierce, but the University of Wyoming team more than held its own during UW’s first experience in the annual University Investment Research Challenge.

New Exhibition in Gallery 234

February 18, 2011 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wyoming will host an art exhibit from Monday, Feb. 21 through Friday, Feb. 25 in Gallery 234, Room 004 of the University of Wyoming Union.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 21-26

February 18, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 21-26 at the University of Wyoming:

Body Image Week Raises Awareness at UW

February 17, 2011 — How society views body image will be explored through a series of discussions and interactive demonstrations during “Body Image Awareness” week Feb. 21-26, at the University of Wyoming.

The Social Connection: Social Media and Your Business

February 17, 2011 — Anya Petersen-Frey, social media specialist, will teach a free seminar on incorporating social media marketing strategies into a traditional marketing plan at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Natrona County Public Library in Casper.

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UW Art Faculty to Discuss Exhibition Works

February 17, 2011 — Faculty members will discuss their art work during a gallery walk-through at 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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Innovative Fiction Author is Visiting Writer at UW

February 16, 2011 — Innovative fiction writer Ben Marcus will read from his works and visit with University of Wyoming students Monday, Feb. 28, as part of UW’s MFA Program in Creative Writing Visiting Writers Series.

Speed Dating at UW

February 16, 2011 — University of Wyoming students can meet others in a safe environment during a speed dating event at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Vertical Dance Spotlighted in UW Performance

February 16, 2011 — Vertical dances, ranging from the mysterious to the humorous, will be featured in the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance performance March 1-6, in the Fine Arts Center studio theatre.

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Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Art Auction, Banquet Feb. 26 at UW

February 14, 2011 — An annual banquet and art auction to benefit juvenile diabetes research is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the University of Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom. Doors for the silent auction open at 5 p.m.

Current Events in the Muslim World Topic of UW Panel Discussion Wednesday

February 14, 2011 — “Perspectives on the Muslim World and the Evolving Crisis in the Middle East” is the timely topic of a panel discussion at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the University of Wyoming.

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FAFSA Bolsters Educational Experience for Lusk’s Frye

February 14, 2011 — As a senior at Niobrara County High School in Lusk, Luke Frye filled out Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) paperwork for the first time.

SafeRide Marks 10th Anniversary at UW

February 14, 2011 — SafeRide, the University of Wyoming’s free public transportation system for UW students and the Laramie community, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week.

Staff Senate Accepting Award Nominations Now

February 14, 2011 — Deadline is Friday, March 18, to submit nominations for more than $18,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded at Staff Recognition Day Wednesday, April 20.

United Way Campaign Successful

February 14, 2011 — University of Wyoming employees contributed or pledged nearly $108,000 during the 2010 United Way campaign, reaching 94 percent of the goal.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 20-Feb. 26

February 14, 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.

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Edelweiss Fund Supports Non-Traditional Wyoming Students, Working Mothers

February 11, 2011 — Emily Williams and Jessica Kimzey got the help they needed to continue their education from a scholarship that supports non-traditional students.

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Guo Wins Jacoby Student Soloist Competition at UW

February 11, 2011 — Pianist Jun Guo of Liaoyuan, China, won the University of Wyoming’s Dorothy Jacoby Student Soloist Competition Feb. 10, at the UW Fine Arts Center concert hall.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 14-19

February 11, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 14-19 at the University of Wyoming:

Campus Construction Update for Week of Feb. 13-19

February 10, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

Flu Season Returns: Tips to Avoid the Flu

February 10, 2011 — With reports showing widespread influenza cases around the state and at the UW Student Health Service, the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Health encourage residents to take common-sense precautions to avoid getting ill or spreading the flu to others.

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Renowned Violinist to Perform at UW Wednesday

February 10, 2011 — Violinist Chee-Yun, who has performed with the world’s foremost orchestras, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall.

UW Hockey Club Earns Two Victories

February 10, 2011 — The University of Wyoming hockey club won a pair of road games last weekend against Colorado College to close out the 2010-11 regular season.

Clean Coal Task Force Issues Request for Proposals

February 9, 2011 — The Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF) has issued a new request for proposals (RPF) for research investigating low-emissions and other advanced coal technologies.

Nielson Excellence Fellowship in Energy Studies Available at UW

February 9, 2011 — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources is offering two fellowships that recognize superior performance and future potential in sophomore- and junior-level students enrolled in energy studies at UW.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates: Non-Resident

February 9, 2011 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following non-resident students at the completion of the 2010 fall semester.

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Wyoming Jazz Ensemble Kicks Off Tour with UW Concert

February 9, 2011 — The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, the University of Wyoming’s premiere jazz group, will present a public concert during the Festival of Winds at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the UW Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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Gallery 234 Hosts Maddie Costigan’s Exhibit “Inside and Outsides”

February 8, 2011 — Gallery 234 will host Maddie Costigan’s exhibition “Inside and Outsides.” Her work can be seen through Wednesday, Feb. 16 in the University of Wyoming Union Room 004.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates - Resident

February 8, 2011 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2010 fall semester.

UW Religion Today Column for Feb. 13-19: Are We Ready to Meet an Alien Culture?

February 8, 2011 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and promote discussion of religious issues.

Alumni Association Award Nominations Accepted Now

February 7, 2011 — The deadline is Feb. 25, to nominate someone for the UW Alumni Association’s 2011 UW Distinguished Alumni and Medallion Service awards.

Dollison elected to NATF Board of Directors

February 7, 2011 — University of Wyoming senior stage technician Natalie Dollison has been elected to serve a two-year term on the National Audio Theatre Festival’s board of directors.

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RecyleMania: Campus Community Urged to Recycle

February 7, 2011 — The University of Wyoming once again is participating in RecycleMania, a national recycling competition among more than 600 colleges and universities, says Jill Lovato, UW sustainability committee co-chair. The contest started Feb. 6 and continues until April 2.

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Researchers: Illusion Made Throwing Critical to Human Evolution

February 7, 2011 — Can't help molding some snow into a ball and hurling it or tossing a stone as far into a lake as you can? New research from the University of Wyoming and Indiana University shows how humans, unlike any other species on Earth, readily learn to throw long distances. This research also suggests that this unique evolutionary trait is entangled with language development in a way critical to human existence.

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Six Extraordinary Soloists to Perform Thursday

February 7, 2011 — UW’s finest student musicians will perform in the Dorothy Jacoby Student Soloist completion at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 13-19

February 7, 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.

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Australia’s ‘Aboriginal Custodian’ to Speak in Wyoming

February 4, 2011 — Bill Harney, storyteller, singer, didgeridoo player/maker, painter and writer, will speak this month at the University of Wyoming and community colleges in Casper, Cheyenne and Sheridan.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Feb. 6-12

February 4, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 7-Feb. 13

February 4, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 7- 13 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW College of Business Receives Reaccreditation for Five Years

February 4, 2011 — Not only is the new College of Business building at the University of Wyoming a major attraction, the quality undergraduate and graduate programs offered also lure students to the UW campus.

UW Nordic Ski Team Fares Well on Final Day at World University Games

February 4, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski team did not medal Thursday on the final day of competition at the Winter World University Games in Erzurum, Turkey, but the two mixed relay teams provided the Cowboys and Cowgirls with their best efforts of the week.

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Liz Brown Named to AAUW Student Advisory Council

February 3, 2011 — Associated Students of the University of Wyoming Vice President Liz Brown of Lander was named to the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Student Advisory Council.

UW Seminar Features Successful Reclamation Components

February 3, 2011 — Successful land reclamation techniques and related weed management and wildlife issues are part of a workshop Friday, Feb. 11, in Worland by the Wyoming Reclamation and Restoration Center (WRRC).

Nielson Energy Fellowship for Women, Minorities Available at UW

February 2, 2011 — An undergraduate fellowship to promote recruitment of talented women and minority students planning a career in the energy sector is available through the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources.

University of Wyoming Provost’s Honor Roll: Non-Resident

February 2, 2011 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2010 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

UW Cowgirls Scramble at Winter World University Games With Best Showing

February 2, 2011 — Even though the University of Wyoming Nordic ski team members won’t medal at the Winter World University Games this week in Erzurum, Turkey, they will come away knowing that they held their own against the world’s top cross country skiers.

UW Idol Semifinals Friday

February 2, 2011 — The 15 semifinalists and five alternates for UW Idol have been selected and will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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UW Social Justice Research Center Sponsors Acclaimed Writer Victor Villasenor

February 2, 2011 — Critically acclaimed writer, activist and speaker, Victor Villasenor, will give a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in the Laramie Plains Civic Center auditorium.

Winter Weather Driving Workshop for UW Students Feb. 8

February 2, 2011 — Dangerous road conditions may be old news to some University of Wyoming students, but help is offered to those who are unfamiliar with driving in this environment.

Apply for Financial Aid Now

February 1, 2011 — Admissions and Financial Aid officers at the University of Wyoming and the state's community colleges are encouraging prospective college students and their families to apply for financial aid now.

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Renowned Livestock Facility Designer, HBO Movie Subject to Speak at UW

February 1, 2011 — A renowned designer of livestock handling facilities and whose life story of overcoming autism is profiled in an Emmy-award winning HBO movie will give two presentations at the University of Wyoming in February.

The Code of the West Ethical Leadership Initiative Launched

February 1, 2011 — The Code of the West and “doing the right thing” are more than abstract expressions – they are the basis of a pilot ethical leadership initiative offered to Wyoming businesses statewide.

University of Wyoming Provost’s Honor Roll: Resident

February 1, 2011 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2010 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

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