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Amy Rieser Named UW’s Outstanding Graduating Woman

April 29, 2011 — Amy Rieser of Jackson, who will graduate with a B.S. degree in sociology and environment and natural resources, received the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating woman.

Campus Construction Update for Week of May 1-7

April 29, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission to Meet May 9 in Casper

April 29, 2011 — The state's Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission will meet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, May 9, at the Petroleum Club, 1301 Wilkins Circle in Casper. The meeting is open to the public.

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Riverton Student Seth Mathern Earns 2011 Tobin Memorial Award

April 29, 2011 — Seth Mathern of Riverton is the 2011 winner of the Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 2-8

April 29, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled May 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

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Jenny Garcia Earns Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarian Award

April 28, 2011 — In recognition of her many contributions to education and librarianship, Jenny Leigh Garcia is the 2011 recipient of the University of Wyoming’s Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarian Award.

Laramie Maps Exhibition Opens Saturday at UW Art Museum

April 28, 2011 — “Laramie: A Gem City Atlas” opens Saturday, April 30, and runs through June 18 at the University of Wyoming Art Museum

Northern Rockies Skies for May

April 28, 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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Student Alumni Association Honors Geologist Art Snoke

April 28, 2011 — A committee of Wyoming Student Alumni Association (WyoSAA) members has selected geologist Art Snoke as this year’s Outstanding Faculty Award recipient

UW Trustees Set Tentative Agenda for May Meeting

April 28, 2011 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their May meeting beginning Thursday, May 5, in Room 506 of Coe Library.

Agency Names UW Students as Bigs of the Year

April 27, 2011 — University of Wyoming students Jamie Gaab of Pierce, Colo., and Julianne Hughes of Janesville, Wis., recently were honored by Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters.

End of the Semester Destresser at Wyoming Union Friday

April 27, 2011 — Finals are quickly approaching, but don’t let the stress of studying give you the end of the semester blues.

UW College of Arts and Sciences Names its 2011 Outstanding Graduates

April 27, 2011 — Each year, the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Committee, which includes faculty members from each of the college’s divisions, selects outstanding graduates from among top A&S students.

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UW Hosts Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo This Weekend

April 27, 2011 — It’s like a Game 7 for the University of Wyoming’s Merritt Smith. The UW rodeo team member has a shot to win his second Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) saddle bronc riding title during his illustrious four-year career for the Cowboys.

2011 Summer High School Institute Participants Named

April 26, 2011 — An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 95 talented and exceptional 10th graders from throughout the state will be presented during the 27th annual Summer High School Institute June 5-25, at the University of Wyoming.

Chief Washakie Scholars Selected at UW

April 26, 2011 — Chief Washakie scholarships were awarded to 17 University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year.

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Sundance Student Receives National Tau Beta Pi Fellowship

April 26, 2011 — University of Wyoming student James Follum of Sundance was awarded a national Tau Beta Pi Fellowship award.

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Women in Science Conference Continues to Offer Opportunities to Explore New Horizons

April 26, 2011 — Kim Insana, weekday morning and noon meteorologist for Cheyenne’s KGWN-TV, will speak to more than 400 junior and senior high school students at the annual Women in Science Conference Tuesday, May 10 at the University of Wyoming.

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Margaret Flanigan: Role Model for Life

April 25, 2011 — At the University of Wyoming, Margaret Flanigan teaches more than physiology. She teaches life.

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Rachel Watson Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

April 25, 2011 — An instructor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources whose nominations are peppered with “very best,” “wonderful,” “passion,” and “enthusiasm” has received the University of Wyoming’s John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award.

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Steve Jackson Receives UW Humphrey Award

April 25, 2011 — Professor Steve Jackson, whose insights into the implications of global climate change have been published in the world’s most prestigious scientific journals, has received the University of Wyoming’s top faculty honor, the George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award.

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Susan Frye: Making a Difference One Student at a Time

April 25, 2011 — Marvelous. Students continuously use that word to describe University of Wyoming English Professor Susan Frye, who has influenced countless students with her positive outlook and passion for English literature.

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UW Faculty Honored for Excellent Teaching

April 25, 2011 — John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Awards are being presented to three University of Wyoming faculty members.

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UW Professor’s Book Looks at Women’s Needlework from New Perspective

April 25, 2011 — A visit to Hardwick Hall in central England while researching Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots sparked 10 years of research and writing for Susan Frye’s latest book, “Pens and Needles – Women’s Textualities in Early Modern England.”

UW Ruckelshaus Institute Opens Registration for Summer Workshops

April 25, 2011 — The University of Wyoming’s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources and the Wyoming Agriculture and Natural Resource Mediation Program are co-sponsoring a summer workshop series on natural resource management issues and collaborative decision-making.

UW Tops MWC in Several Recycling Categories

April 25, 2011 — The University of Wyoming placed first in four out of eight categories against other participating Mountain West Conference Schools in the annual RecyleMania challenge. The university was second in three other categories.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 1-May 7

April 25, 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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Wyoming Union Continues to Satisfy Students’ Needs

April 25, 2011 — Darcy DeTienne can only speculate as to why University of Wyoming students like the Wyoming Union as much as they do.

Campus Construction Update for Week of April 24-30

April 22, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

Drilling to Begin Sunday at Carbon Storage Project Site

April 22, 2011 — The first phase of the Wyoming Carbon Underground Storage Project (WY-CUSP) will reach a milestone Sunday with the start of drilling on the Rock Springs Uplift in Sweetwater County.

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Mixed Media Installation in UW’s Gallery 234

April 22, 2011 — UW Art Professor Ashley Hope Carlisle and her ART 3320 Mixed Media: Installation class will host an exhibition titled "Installation Experimentation" Monday through Friday, April 25-29, in Gallery 234, Room 004 of the University of Wyoming Union.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholars Named at UW

April 22, 2011 — Nine University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships for the coming summer session and academic year.

Torrington, Laramie Graduate Students Earn Rhoads Water Resources Scholarships

April 22, 2011 — A University of Wyoming graduate student studying best-management practices to protect groundwater in Goshen County and another examining transpiration changes in sub-watersheds during tree thinning have received the Willard C. and Elaine N. Rhoads Scholarship for Graduate Students in Water Resources.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 25 – May 1

April 22, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled April 25-May 1 at the University of Wyoming:

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Adventurist Garlick to Unveil Multimedia Climbing Presentation

April 21, 2011 — “Wild Stone: Climbing the Unclimbed, from the Arctic to Arabia,” a multimedia presentation by renowned climber and University of Wyoming alumna Sarah Garlick, will be presented Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in Room 222 of the Classroom Building.

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French Chamber Sextet Sets UW Concert

April 21, 2011 — The Stanislas Sextet, chamber musicians from France, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

UW Mulloy Lecture Examines American Independent Film

April 21, 2011 — Sherry B. Ortner, distinguished professor of anthropology at UCLA, will present the University of Wyoming’s 15th annual Mulloy Lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in Room 306 of the Classroom Building.

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WPM’s Bob Beck Receives Distinguished Award

April 21, 2011 — Wyoming Public Media (WPM) News Director Bob Beck has been awarded a distinguished regional Edward R. Murrow award for best audio feature reporting.

Aging Brain Subject of Wyoming PBS Documentary

April 20, 2011 — Steps people can take to preserve the health of their brain as they age will be the focus of a television documentary at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, on Wyoming Public Television.

Jackson, Riverton Students Receive UW’s Inaugural Brimmer Scholarship

April 20, 2011 — Stephanie Holguin of Riverton and Leah Schwartz of Jackson are the recipients of the University of Wyoming College of Law’s inaugural Judge Clarence A. Brimmer Scholarship.

Laramie Junior High Student Wins State Mathcounts Competition

April 20, 2011 — Eighth grader Jason Sanderlin of Laramie Junior High School won first place at the 2011 Wyoming State Mathcounts competition held at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Employees Honored at Staff Recognition Day

April 20, 2011 — Doug Freeman, data center specialist with Information Technology Business Services, today (Wednesday) was named the University of Wyoming’s outstanding employee of the year during annual Staff Recognition Day at UW.

UW Religion Today Column for April 24-30: The Burial Box of James the Brother of Jesus: 10 Years On

April 20, 2011 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and promote discussion of religious issues.

UW Cowboys Take Ropin’ and Riggin’ Days Team Title

April 19, 2011 — The University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team’s best effort of the season may have come too late.

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Earth Day Report: UW Accomplishing Its Sustainability Goals

April 18, 2011 — Dozens of students gather to study and converse in the bright, spacious atrium in the University of Wyoming College of Business, unaware that the facility’s comfortable environment is the result of long-range planning efforts to improve indoor environmental quality and achieve a high level of energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions in all UW buildings.

MEChA Students Honor UW Graduates, Faculty, Staff

April 18, 2011 — Graduates of the University of Wyoming Chicano Studies Program, along with UW faculty and staff, were recently honored by a student group.

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New UW Play Therapy Center Receives National Approval

April 18, 2011 — Though the University of Wyoming has long offered play courses and training opportunities for graduate students and mental health practitioners, recent recognition by a national accrediting body is raising visibility -- and expectations -- for the new Rocky Mountain Center of Play Therapy Studies.

Open Presentations with Candidates for Staff Psychologist

April 18, 2011 — Candidates for the UW Counseling Center’s staff psychologist position will answer faculty and staff members’ questions during open sessions scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 19.

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Rittenburg Receives Faculty Excellence in Internationalization Award

April 18, 2011 — Terri Rittenburg, University of Wyoming Department of Management and Marketing associate professor, has been a tireless champion of providing opportunities for international study, scholarship and understanding since joining the UW faculty in 1989.

Staff Recognition Day is April 20

April 18, 2011 — More than 300 employees will be honored during Staff Recognition Day, Wednesday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-noon in the Crane Dining Hall. President Tom Buchanan has granted two hours of release time to attend.

University of Wyoming Police Department Launches Tip411

April 18, 2011 — The University of Wyoming is launching an anonymous text tip program that will help create a safer community. Tip411 is an Internet-based tool that enables the public to text message anonymous tips to the university police and lets police respond, creating a two-way anonymous chat.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 24-April 30

April 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.

Wyoming Dietetic Association Honors UW Employees, Student

April 18, 2011 — Two College of Agriculture and Natural Resources employees and one student at the University of Wyoming received outstanding educator, emerging dietitian and outstanding student of the year awards from the Wyoming Dietetic Association (WDA).

Campus Construction Update for Week of April 17-23

April 15, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 18-24

April 15, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled April 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Professor Adidharma Wins Prestigious International Award

April 15, 2011 — Few United States-based professors garner attention from the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS).

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UW Student from Jackson Receives Goldwater Scholarship

April 15, 2011 — This year’s Goldwater Scholarship recipient at the University of Wyoming earned high praise from the professor who nominated her.

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Anniversary of ‘Freedom Riders’ Rolls into UW April 20

April 14, 2011 — A screening of the documentary “Freedom Riders,” based on the courageous band of civil rights activists who challenged segregation 50 years ago in the American South, will be shown Wednesday, April 20, at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Commencement Speakers Announced

April 14, 2011 — NBC news correspondent Pete Williams and retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Burns will be among speakers during University of Wyoming commencement ceremonies May 5-7.

UW Debate Team Concludes Outstanding Season with New Director Cram

April 14, 2011 — The University of Wyoming debate team concluded its first season under director Travis Cram with exceptionally strong showings at several national championship tournaments.

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Research Day Honors UW Undergraduate Students

April 13, 2011 — More than 300 students will present their research findings during the annual Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day from noon-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Students Win Writing Competition

April 13, 2011 — Three University of Wyoming students received awards for the first campus-wide Undergraduate Creative Writing Award competition.

Celebration of Islamic Cultural Awareness Week

April 12, 2011 — Comedy, prayer and table tennis are among activities scheduled to celebrate Islamic Cultural Awareness Week April 13-15 at the University of Wyoming, sponsored by the UW Muslim Student Association.

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Fauber Receives Education Award

April 12, 2011 — Liz Fauber, a senior in the elementary education program through the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center, recently was presented with the Sue Jorgensen Excellent Student in Education award.

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UW Students Elect President, Senators

April 12, 2011 — University of Wyoming students have elected Megan Degenfelder of Casper, a senior in economics and political science, as president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW).

Going the Extra Mile Award

April 11, 2011 — University Disability Support Services presented its “Going the Extra Mile” award to University of Wyoming faculty, staff and departments. They were recognized for “demonstrating qualities of knowledge, sensitivity and helpfulness in assisting students with disabilities at the University of Wyoming.”

Meeting Set to Discuss Proposed Vehicle Policy and Regulation Changes

April 11, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Division of Administration will host a question and answer session regarding proposed changes to UW regulations and policies affecting the use of university vehicles.

Reception Honors Library Employees

April 11, 2011 — Three University of Wyoming Libraries employees will be honored during a reception from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Coe Library’s Alma Doke McMurry Reading Room.

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UW Assistant Professor Awarded $5 Million Grant for Sustainable Community Food Project

April 11, 2011 — A University of Wyoming professor is leading a $5-million, multi-state project to build community food systems that nourish populations in both current and future generations.

UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

April 11, 2011 — The University of Wyoming is offering employees and retirees an opportunity to choose a special negotiated natural gas rates under the Choice Gas program. Employees who have not selected a supplier and rate have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, to sign up for the special UW rate.

Virginia Arthur Retirement Reception Friday

April 11, 2011 — A retirement reception for Financial Aid Specialist Virginia Arthur is from 2-3 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Room 244 of Knight Hall.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 17-April 23

April 11, 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 April 10-16

April 8, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

Reentry Scholarship for Older Students Available at UW

April 8, 2011 — Adult learners age 25 and older and who have been out of school for five years or more may find it easier to return to college with an Osher Reentry Scholarship award to attend the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 11-17

April 8, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled April 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

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Jekyll and Hyde: Science and Scandal

April 7, 2011 — New insights into the story behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” will be the focus of the University of Wyoming’s President’s Speakers lecture, Thursday, April 14, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 129 of the UW Classroom Building.

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UW Theatre and Dance Students Win at Regional Festival

April 7, 2011 — University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance students received top honors at the recent Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and Northwest Drama Conference (NWDC), held at Humboldt State University, in Arcata, Calif.

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ASUW Elections Under Way

April 6, 2011 — University of Wyoming students can vote online now for Associated Students of UW president/vice president, college senators and a student referendum for ASUW constitutional changes. Voting closes at 5 p.m. Friday, April 8.

Former Native American Rights Fund Lawyer to Speak at UW

April 6, 2011 — Charles Wilkinson, a former Native American Rights Fund attorney, will give a free public lecture Thursday, April 14, at the University of Wyoming.

Four to Receive UW Honorary Degrees May 7

April 6, 2011 — The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon four individuals who will be recognized during UW commencement ceremonies May 7.

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Maggie Smith Exhibition Opens at UW

April 6, 2011 — Maggie Smith’s exhibition “Water” can be seen from April 11-20, in Wyoming Union Gallery 234, Room 004 at the University of Wyoming.

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Two New Exhibitions Open at UW Art Museum

April 6, 2011 — Two new exhibitions from the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s permanent collection open Saturday, April 9.

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UW Professor Featured in National Geographic

April 5, 2011 — The April 2011 issue of National Geographic includes a feature about University of Wyoming Geology Professor Ken Sims’ research at what the magazine describes as “one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes.”

UW Religion Today Column for April 10-16: The Future of Quran Burning

April 5, 2011 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and promote discussion of religious issues.

UW Rodeo Teams Can’t Gain Ground on Regional Leaders

April 5, 2011 — Both University of Wyoming teams failed to pick up ground on Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) leaders at last weekend’s Colorado State University rodeo.

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UW Symphony Presents Mahler and Strauss

April 5, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Symphony will present Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 1, “The Titan,” Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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Matt Gray Receives James C. Hurst Each Student -- A Person Award

April 4, 2011 — Matt Gray, University of Wyoming Department of Psychology associate professor, is the recipient of the 2011 “James C. Hurst Each Student -- A Person” award.

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National Association Honors Joe Stepans

April 4, 2011 — Joe Stepans, professor emeritus in the University of Wyoming’s College of Education, was awarded a Presidential Citation from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

National Student Employment Week April 10-16

April 4, 2011 — Employers are encouraged to acknowledge University of Wyoming student workers during National Student Employment Week April 10-16.

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Student Affairs Outstanding Contributors Recognized

April 4, 2011 — The recipients of the Student Affairs Outstanding Service Awards were honored at the recent annual recognition luncheon at the University of Wyoming.

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Tonya Gerharter is UW Employee of the Quarter

April 4, 2011 — Tonya Gerharter, an adviser and career counselor with the Center for Advising & Career Services since 2008, is the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the First Quarter.

UW Carbon Management Institute to Host Open House

April 4, 2011 — The Carbon Management Institute (CMI), part of the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources, will host an open house Tuesday, April 12, at the UW Conference Center inside the Hilton Garden Inn, 2229 E. Grand Ave.

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UW Student Receives National Writing Award

April 4, 2011 — Katie Schmid can still recall the first poem she ever wrote: An ode to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to impress a boy in her class.

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UW Wallop Fund to Host Student Panel on Emerging Democracies

April 4, 2011 — The Malcolm Wallop Fund for Conversations on Democracy will host a student panel event, “Emerging Democracies and Their Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule,” at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Wyoming Union East Ballroom.

WPM Has Another Successful Statewide Membership Drive

April 4, 2011 — Wyoming Public Media reached its $295,000 Spring Membership Drive goal Friday after just 61 hours of on-air fund raising.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 10-April 16

April 4, 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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Campus Construction Update for Week of April 3-9

April 1, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 4-10

April 1, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled April 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

UW School of Energy Resources Issues Request for Uranium Extraction Proposals

April 1, 2011 — The School of Energy Resources (SER) at the University of Wyoming has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for research in the field of in-situ uranium extraction.

UW Students to Create Photo Documentary of 2004 Indonesia Tsunami

April 1, 2011 — Photographs are one of the most significant ways for the public to see and understand the impact of a natural disaster.

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