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July 2011 Releases


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Campus Construction Update for Week of July 31-Aug. 6

July 29, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 31-Aug. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

Leadership Wyoming Program Begins With Orientation Session at UW

July 29, 2011 — An orientation session for the 12th Leadership Wyoming class is Aug. 4-5, at the University of Wyoming. This year’s class has 45 members representing 19 Wyoming communities.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 1-7

July 29, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Police Investigate Fatality at War Memorial; Access to be Limited at Stadium

July 29, 2011 — University of Wyoming police are investigating the death of a 43-year-old Laramie man whose body was found Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium.

UW Students Receive INBRE Research Fellowships

July 29, 2011 — The University of Wyoming IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program has awarded eight undergraduate research fellowships to allow students to gain experience in working laboratories under the direction of knowledgeable faculty members.

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Tim Bruns to Perform Free Concert at UW Simpson Plaza

July 28, 2011 — Denver musician Tim Bruns will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

UW Art Museum Receives Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant

July 28, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum is the recipient of a $74,875 Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help continue the “Collection Advancement Digitization Project.”

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Jackson’s Amy Rieser is UW's Outstanding Student Employee

July 27, 2011 — Amy Rieser of Jackson, a sociology and environment and natural resources major, has been chosen as the University of Wyoming’s Student Employee of the Year.

Northern Rockies Skies for August

July 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 INBRE Names Transition Scholars and Grants

July 27, 2011 — The University of Wyoming IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program released the names of the 2011 Wyoming INBRE Transition Scholars and two projects with collaborative grants.

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NASA Grant Supports UW Telescope Upgrade

July 26, 2011 — A $750,000 grant from NASA will be used to upgrade and improve capabilities of the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO).

Religion Today Column for Week of July 31-Aug. 6: Is American Protestantism Undergoing an Evangelical Transformation?

July 26, 2011 — “Religion Today” is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

SafeRide Signs Memorandum of Understanding

July 26, 2011 — SafeRide released a Memorandum of Understanding that provides general terms of understanding between the parties in connection with the SafeRide program for Fiscal Year 2012.

UW Energy Resources Council to Hold Special Meeting

July 26, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 28, to discuss and potentially take action on two issues associated with the Wyoming Carbon Underground Storage Project (WY-CUSP).

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Allen Trent Named Associate Dean in UW College of Education

July 25, 2011 — Associate Professor Allen Trent has been appointed associate dean for undergraduate programs in the University of College of Education effective Aug. 1.

Foundation Species Topic of AMK Ranch Talk

July 25, 2011 — Environmental consequences caused by the loss of oak trees is the topic for the summer seminar series Thursday, July 28, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Science in School Conference for Educators

July 25, 2011 — “Taking Science to School,” a two-part conference on understanding and applying research in science education, will be at the University of Wyoming Aug. 1-2, and at the Hampton Inn Sept. 8-9.

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The Novelists to Perform Free Concert at Simpson Plaza

July 25, 2011 — Nevada band The Novelists will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 31-Aug. 6

July 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.

Campus Construction Update for Week of July 24-30

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

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 25-31

July 22, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled July 25-31 at the University of Wyoming:

UW President Tom Buchanan Statement on the Constantinides Family Tragedy

July 22, 2011 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan issued the following statement about the deaths of four members of the Constantinides family that has close ties to UW. Funeral liturgy for them will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 25, at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wheatland.

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UW Student to Travel 700 Miles by Bike to Produce Energy Documentary

July 22, 2011 — University of Wyoming student Mark Pedri on Sunday, July 24, begins a 700-mile mountain bicycle ride through Wyoming and Utah while documenting his trip without the help of a support vehicle or support crew.

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Video Project Features Laramie’s Historic Homes

July 22, 2011 — A public reception and program launch for the Historical Living Project of historic homes and oral history accounts of Laramie begins Wednesday, July 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the Alice Hardie Stevens Center, Laramie Plains Museum at the Historic Ivinson Mansion.

McNair Scholars Present Research

July 21, 2011 — Students will present their research during the 19th Annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium, Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Wyoming Union Family Room.

Military Veterans Study Abroad Grant Available at UW

July 21, 2011 — University of Wyoming military veteran students have an opportunity to study abroad during the 2012 academic year.

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More than 120 Attend Powell Research and Extension Center Field Day

July 20, 2011 — Afternoon clouds provided a cooling canopy for the estimated 120 on research tours during the Powell Research and Extension Center (PREC) field day Thursday, July 14.

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UW Professor Selected for National Science Foundation Career Award

July 20, 2011 — The National Science Foundation has selected Liqiang "Eric" Wang, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science, for an Early Career Faculty Development award.

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Collection of 20th Century Silver Opens at UW Art Museum

July 19, 2011 — “Silver & Metalwork of the 20th Century: The Margo Grant Walsh Collection,” an exhibition of more than 185 silver and metal objects from around the world, opens Saturday, July 23, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Developing a Technology Business: Bioscience Conference

July 19, 2011 — Strategies to help companies grow and profit from bioscience advances will be the focus of a statewide conference July 28-29 at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn.

Local Students Receive Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Scholarships

July 19, 2011 — The University of Wyoming's Theatre and Dance Department has awarded scholarships to young performers to attend the university’s annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival.

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Parker Named SMTC Interim Director

July 18, 2011 — Sylvia Parker will serve as the interim director of the University of Wyoming Science and Mathematics Teaching Center (SMTC) effective Aug. 1.

UW Athletics Department Launches New Website

July 18, 2011 — The University of Wyoming athletics department has launched a new website.

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UW Extension’s Food, Nutrition Specialist Begins Duties

July 18, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service’s new food and nutrition specialist began duties July 1.

Campus Construction Update for Week of July 17-23

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

Persistent Seismic Activity in Gros Ventre Canyon Topic of AMK Ranch Talk

July 15, 2011 — A new earthquake study that explains the persistent seismic activity in the Gros Ventre Canyon is the topic for the summer seminar series Thursday, July 21, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 18-24

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

UW to Begin Negotiations to Hire Fine Arts Facility Construction Manager

July 15, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) authorized UW to proceed with negotiations to hire FCI Constructors Inc., of Cheyenne as the construction manager at risk (CMAR) for the planned Fine Arts facility project.

UW Trustees Approve Capital Construction Budget Requests

July 15, 2011 — Renovation and expansion of a facility for performing arts academic programs and a major renovation to White Hall top the list of capital construction budget requests approved Friday by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees for the 2013-14 biennium.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 24-July 30

July 15, 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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2011 Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Begins July 20

July 14, 2011 — The University of Wyoming’s Theatre and Dance Department will host the 17th annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival July 20-31, highlighted by public performances.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission to Meet July 20 in Laramie

July 14, 2011 — The state's Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission will meet from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, in Room 506 of the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library. The meeting is open to the public.

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J Shogren to Perform Free Concert at UW Simpson Plaza

July 14, 2011 — Wyoming Americana musician J Shogren and his band will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

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Outdoor Sculpture Being Installed at UW

July 14, 2011 — British land artist Chris Drury is installing a new piece for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s ongoing exhibition “Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational.”

UW Graduate Students Work with British Petroleum to ID Effective Reclamation Practices

July 14, 2011 — Two graduate students at the University of Wyoming will compile then sift through a database from British Petroleum of more than 1,000 gas well pads to glean the best restoration and reclamation practices in Wyoming’s natural gas fields.

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NIH Awards UW $5 Million to Continue Neuroscience Research

July 13, 2011 — Understanding how the brain changes during development and in response to the environment, the development of drugs to treat chronic pain and new insights into the treatment of Huntington's disease are among neuroscience advances at the University of Wyoming that will be bolstered by a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Religion Today Column for Week of July 17-23: A Buddhist Explanation of Extinction

July 13, 2011 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

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UW Plans Trip to Cheyenne for Zac Brown Band Performance

July 13, 2011 — Tickets for a bus trip to see the Zac Brown Band perform Friday, July 29 at Cheyenne Frontier Days will go on sale Friday, July 15, at 9 a.m. at the information desk in the Wyoming Union breezeway.

Extension Personnel Receive Regional Honors

July 11, 2011 — Educators in the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) have received regional honors from Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP), National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) and the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Marsupial Physiology Patterns Topic of AMK Ranch Talk

July 11, 2011 — Marsupials from different continents and how they adapt to their respective environments is the topic for the summer seminar series Thursday, July 14, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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Race for the Cure Registration

July 11, 2011 — Friday, July 29, is the deadline for University of Wyoming employees to join TEAM UW Race for the Cure scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13, at the State Capitol in Cheyenne.

UW Athletics Department Makes Administrative Staff Promotions

July 11, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Athletics Department recently promoted four administrative staff members.

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UW Beef Cattle Specialist Receives Animal Society’s Regional Extension Award

July 11, 2011 — University of Wyoming beef cattle specialist Steve Paisley recently received the Extension Award at the Western Section American Society of Animal Science meetings in Miles City, Mont.

UW Trustees Set Retreat, Special Meeting in Worland

July 11, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct a special meeting and board retreat July 14-16 at the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center in Worland.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 17-July 23

July 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 July 10-15

July 8, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 10-15 at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 11-17

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

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UW Institute Educates Teachers About Wyoming’s Energy Economy

July 8, 2011 — Fifteen teachers from across Wyoming recently spent a week at the University of Wyoming learning about the state’s robust energy industry.

UW Students Receive Tillman Military Scholars Awards

July 8, 2011 — Three University of Wyoming students have been selected as Tillman Military Scholars for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Rob Drabkin to Perform at UW Simpson Plaza

July 7, 2011 — Denver musician Rob Drabkin will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates – Resident

July 7, 2011 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from at the completion of the 2011 spring semester.

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UW Plans Trip to Denver for Rockies’ Game Against Braves

July 7, 2011 — Tickets are being sold now for a bus trip to Denver to see the Colorado Rockies play the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, July 19.

Uranium Research Program Funds First Projects

July 6, 2011 — The In-Situ Recovery (ISR) of Uranium Research Program has reached another milestone: The first round of funding.

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UW Summer Theatre Closes With Musical Revue

July 6, 2011 — The University of Wyoming’s 2011 Snowy Range Summer Theatre season closes with “A … My Name Is Alice,” a bright and lively musical revue that presents a funny, bawdy and insightful kaleidoscope of contemporary women.

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UW’s Page Finds the Future of Financials in Graphics

July 6, 2011 — Jeremy Page, a business manager at the University of Wyoming, has merged his company, EnvisionFinancials, with Laramie-based Happy Jack Software.

AMK Ranch Talk to Focus on Discovery of Kennewick Man

July 5, 2011 — A discussion of the site where Kennewick Man was discovered and an examination of the skeleton that introduced him to the world is the topic for the summer seminar series Thursday, July 7, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Clean Coal Task Force Continues Growth, Funds Nine More Projects

July 5, 2011 — The Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF), upon its creation in 2007 by the Wyoming State Legislature, was charged with a tremendous responsibility: To help secure Wyoming’s financial future by preserving the value of coal, one of the state’s most critical exports.

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Diane Gerhart is UW Employee of the Second Quarter

July 5, 2011 — Diane Gerhart, Department of Geology and Geophysics senior office associate, is the University of Wyoming's Outstanding Staff Employee of the Second Quarter.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates -- Non-resident

July 5, 2011 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from at the completion of the 2011 spring semester.

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UW Professor Receives Regional Animal Science Distinguished Teacher Award

July 5, 2011 — Dan Rule, University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science professor, received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Western Section American Society of Animal Science.

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WPR Reporters Win National Awards

July 5, 2011 — Wyoming Public Radio reporters Molly Messick and Bob Beck both won national feature reporting awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc.

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WPR’s Beck Named to PRNDI Board

July 5, 2011 — Wyoming Public Radio News Director Bob Beck has been elected to serve a two-year term as Public Radio News Directors Board of Directors treasurer.

Campus Construction Update for Week of July 3-9

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

Powell Research and Extension Center Field Day July 14

July 1, 2011 — Tours of trial crop plots and a dinner are part of the Thursday, July 14, field day at the University of Wyoming’s Powell Research and Extension Center.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 4-10

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

Wyoming Business Tips for July 10-16

July 1, 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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