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August 2011 Releases


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Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission to Meet Aug. 31

August 31, 2011 — The state’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission (EORC) will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, via teleconference. The meeting is open to the public.

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Jill Kline Named State Director of Wyoming Small Business Development Center

August 31, 2011 — Wyoming small business owners must constantly make decisions concerning their business or business idea -- that’s where the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can lend a helping hand.

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UW Science Posse Rides Again

August 31, 2011 — Science teachers from around Wyoming gained valuable insights on incorporating science into their classrooms during a recent workshop at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Community Foundation Receives Grant to Address Wyoming Nursing Workforce Issues

August 31, 2011 — The Wyoming Community Foundation has been chosen as one of 11 foundations nationally to receive funding from Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future. The program is a multi-year, multi-million dollar national investment to prepare America’s nursing workforce with the skills needed to serve an older and more diverse population.

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College of Education Names New Statewide Elementary Education Program Coordinator

August 30, 2011 — Athena Kennedy is the University of Wyoming College of Education’s new Statewide Elementary Education Program (SEP) coordinator.

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Comedy Central and Chelsea Lately Comedians at UW Friday

August 30, 2011 — Comedians Michael Palascak and Ben Gleib will perform a free Friday Night Fever concert Sept. 2 at 9 p.m.in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Northern Rockies Skies for September

August 30, 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.

Pills, Potions and Profits is UW’s 2011 Consumer Issues Conference Theme

August 30, 2011 — A lecturer in psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine will describe how psychiatry medicated a nation during his plenary speech to open the “Pills, Potions and Profits” Consumer Issues Conference Oct. 5-7 at the University of Wyoming.

Enjoy the New York Times for Free

August 29, 2011 — The New York Times is available free of charge during the fall semester. Academic sponsors provide more than 600 copies of the newspaper every class day.

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Registration Open for Wyoming Rendezvous Tour Sept. 15-18

August 29, 2011 — Registrations are now being accepted for the 13th annual Wyoming Rendezvous Tour. Deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 7.

State of the University Address Scheduled Sept. 8

August 29, 2011 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan will host his annual “State of the University” address Thursday, Sept. 8, from 3- 5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom. He will discuss key issues facing the university and outline future plans.

UW Ag College Members Receive Honors at Wyoming State Fair

August 29, 2011 — The Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) during the recent Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo presented Excellence in Agriculture awards to a University of Wyoming professor in animal science and an extension range specialist.

UW Closed Labor Day

August 29, 2011 — Most University of Wyoming offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day holiday. Regular hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) will resume Tuesday, Sept. 6.

UWPD to Target Alcohol Violators

August 29, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Police Department was recently awarded a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for the national Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) program.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 4-10

August 29, 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 Aug. 28-Sept. 3

August 26, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 28-Sept. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4

August 26, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 29-Sept. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW's 21st Annual Family Weekend Scheduled Sept. 9-11

August 26, 2011 — The University of Wyoming's annual Family Weekend celebration is scheduled for Sept. 9-11, providing families with an opportunity to learn more about and share their student's experiences at the university.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3: What did a Synagogue of Jesus’ Time look like?

August 25, 2011 — The New Testament gospels contain stories of Jesus visiting synagogues in Galilee. Sometimes he even taught in them or read scripture during worship. Unfortunately, the gospels provide few details of what these synagogues looked like. Were they majestic buildings or small structures? How were they furnished? The gospels remain silent.

UW Trustees Approve Operating Budget Request for 2013-14 Biennium

August 25, 2011 — Reaffirming its commitment to academic excellence, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Thursday approved the university’s state budget requests for operating expenditures during the 2013-14 biennium.

UW Trustees Approve SAREC Mineral Lease Award

August 25, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Thursday) approved the conditional award of the Oil and Gas Lease for UW’s mineral interests at, and near, the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) in Goshen County.

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Work Begins on Second Downtown Mural

August 25, 2011 — Local artist Meghan Meier has started work on the second mural in the Laramie Mural Project, an extension of the University of Wyoming Art Museum's public art exhibition “Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational.”

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Friday Night Fever Offers Laser Battle

August 24, 2011 — University of Wyoming students will battle with lasers during a Friday Night Fever event Aug. 26 on Fraternity Mall. Open to all UW students, the event will be held in the Wyoming Union Ballroom in case of rain.

UW's MFA Program in Creative Writing Ranked in the Top 30

August 24, 2011 — Ryan Ikeda had been searching for a quality MFA creating writing program when he came across Seth Abramson’s blog, which monitors and ranks MFA programs. His curiosity was perked by the University of Wyoming program’s top 50 national ranking.

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UW Photo Exhibition Features Once-Blind Artists

August 24, 2011 — The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank’s (RMLEB) exhibition "Circle of Light" can be seen through Thursday, Sept. 1, in Gallery 234, Room 004 of the University of Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Energy Resources Council and Clean Coal Task Force to Meet in Laramie

August 23, 2011 — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) Energy Resource Council (ERC) will hold its quarterly meeting at 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26, at the UW Conference Center inside the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

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Indie Rock to Come to UW

August 23, 2011 — Chicago-based indie rock band Scattered Trees will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Martial Arts Presentation at UW Sunday

August 23, 2011 — “Unlock Your Potential with Internal Martial Training” is the subject of a presentation at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, in the University of Wyoming College of Education gymnasium.

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Opera Performance at UW Saturday

August 23, 2011 — The Emerald City Opera perform will perform selected scenes at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

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National Association Honors Phil Roberts

August 22, 2011 — The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) presented its Outstanding Educator of the Year award to University of Wyoming History Professor Phil Roberts.

Team UW Successful at Race for the Cure

August 22, 2011 — The University of Wyoming was the largest school group represented and was second in total funds raised during the recent Race for the Cure at the State Capitol in Cheyenne.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Aug. 25

August 22, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.

UW’s Watson on Short List for $50,000 Literary Prize

August 22, 2011 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor Brad Watson is among six finalists for a $50,000 literary prize from St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. The winner will be announced Sept. 17.

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We Are Scientists to Perform at President’s Barbeque

August 22, 2011 — New York based indie-rock band We Are Scientists will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. Monday Aug. 22 on Fraternity Mall at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. Aug. 28-Sept. 3

August 22, 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 Aug. 21-27

August 19, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

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Laramie Mural Project Brings Art to Downtown Laramie

August 19, 2011 — Laramie artist Talal Cockar’s “Tierra y Libertad” is the first in a series of murals in downtown Laramie sponsored by the University of Wyoming Art Museum and the Laramie Main Street Alliance.

UW Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute to Host Annual Wyoming IOR/EOR Conference

August 19, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) will continue to explore theoretical and practical ways to recover Wyoming’s stranded oil Sept. 12-13 at the third annual Wyoming IOR/EOR Conference.

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Workshop Strengthens UW-NCAR Partnership

August 19, 2011 — The University of Wyoming, with students from more than 75 countries, is a diverse place where the use of different languages is common.

South Shuttle Lot Update and Parking Alternatives Recommended by UW

August 18, 2011 — Alternative measures are recommended to accommodate construction activities that have affected the completion of the South Shuttle Transit Lot project and temporarily eliminated some parking spaces on the University of Wyoming campus.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 22-28

August 18, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

UW to Recognize College Colors Day

August 18, 2011 — University of Wyoming students, alumni, faculty, staff and fans are encouraged to wear UW merchandise Friday, Sept. 2, for the seventh annual College Colors Day.

UW’s American Heritage Center Receives Two Awards

August 18, 2011 — The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC) is the recipient of awards from the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Historical Society for two separate projects.

Bike Registration Continues

August 17, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Police Department provides a registration table for all incoming students to register bicycles. UW regulations require all bicycles operated by students, faculty and staff to be registered with the university or City of Laramie.

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Fred Dowd to Speak at e2e Gillette Meeting

August 16, 2011 — Fred Dowd, a senior partner at Dowd-Rudkin LLC, will be the featured speaker Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the second “entrepreneur to entrepreneur” (e2e) Gillette meeting.

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New Photography Exhibition to Open At UW Art Museum

August 16, 2011 — An exhibition of works by landscape photographer Eliot Porter will open Saturday, Aug. 20, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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Mike Massie Joins UW

August 15, 2011 — Mike Massie began duties this month as the Special Assistant to the University of Wyoming President for External Affairs. He works for President Tom Buchanan and Director of Governmental and Community Affairs Don Richards on governmental issues as well as special projects.

Regular Hours Begin Aug. 22

August 15, 2011 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe regular hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 22.

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Researchers Link Alzheimer’s to Lack of Specific Protein

August 15, 2011 — A new clue to understanding one of the causes of Alzheimer’s disease was unveiled in an article published Sunday (Aug. 14) in Nature Neuroscience online. Kara Pratt, a new faculty member in the University of Wyoming Neuroscience Center, is the study’s lead investigator.

UW Auxiliary Services: Limited Parking Around Ivinson Building, on Lewis Street

August 15, 2011 — Parking around the Ivinson Building at 10th and Ivinson streets and on Lewis Street between 9th and 11th streets will be limited during ongoing construction projects that will stretch into the school year.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 21-27

August 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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Author Colson Whitehead is UW Eminent Writer in Residence

August 12, 2011 — Award-winning author Colson Whitehead will read from his works and sign books at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in the University of Wyoming College of Business auditorium.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Aug. 14-20

August 12, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW’s Behlen Wins National Mountain Bike Title, Prepares for World Championships

August 12, 2011 — Jill Behlen’s cell phone rang three times before she answered. “I’m riding right now,” she says, a bit short of breath. “Can I call you back?” Of course she was riding. You don’t make a name for yourself in the highly-competitive and physically-demanding world of mountain bike racing by spending gorgeous summer afternoons lounging on your sofa.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 15-21

August 11, 2011 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Extension Offers Guides to Wyoming Food Producers, Local Food Groups

August 11, 2011 — Guides to Wyoming food producers and local food groups are available through the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service.

Chad Baldwin Hired as Director of UW Institutional Communications

August 10, 2011 — Chad Baldwin, a native of Wyoming and graduate of the University of Wyoming, has been hired as director of Institutional Communications at UW. He will begin work Monday, Sept. 12.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 14-20: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

August 9, 2011 — The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue, prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding of what kind of prayer is permitted in the public schools of the United States of America. So let me take this column to review what is and what is not allowed with regard to prayer in public schools.

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Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo Aug. 20-21

August 9, 2011 — The University of Wyoming’s 2011 Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival concludes Aug. 20-21 with “Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo: Rainbow Snake and the Red Desert.”

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Bauer Honored for Computing Education Contributions

August 8, 2011 — Henry Bauer, University of Wyoming professor emeritus of computer science, has been selected as a fellow of CSAB Inc., the profession’s leading accreditation program. He was honored for his outstanding contributions to the computing profession and to computing education.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission to Meet Wednesday

August 8, 2011 — The state's Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, via teleconference from the EORI main office in Room 126 of the University of Wyoming Geology Building. The meeting is open to the public.

Frontline Connections 2011 at UW Aug 9-11

August 8, 2011 — Don’t gamble on providing excellent customer services to students. Essential information to answer common questions about attending the University of Wyoming will be answered during Frontline Connections 2011 Aug. 9 and 11 in Room 138 of the Robert and Carol Berry Biodiversity and Conservation Center.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 14-Aug. 20

August 8, 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 Aug. 7-13

August 5, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Breaks Private Giving Record

August 5, 2011 — Private giving to the University of Wyoming soared to a record $43.1 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, lifted by the stalwart support of UW’s thousands of dedicated donors including alumni, friends, staff, faculty, students, corporations and foundations.

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UW Classes Will Begin Aug. 22

August 5, 2011 — University of Wyoming fall semester classes will begin Monday, Aug. 22.

Clean Coal Task Force to Host Research Symposium

August 4, 2011 — The Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF) is ready to showcase the first round of results in its efforts to help secure Wyoming’s financial future by preserving the value of coal, one of the state’s most critical exports.

Forbes Ranks UW Among Nation’s Best Value Colleges

August 4, 2011 — The University of Wyoming has been ranked as one of the best value colleges in the United States by Forbes.

UW Scholastic Honor Society Initiates New Members

August 4, 2011 — New members from the University of Wyoming were recently initiated into America's original scholastic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Clean Coal Task Force to Hold Special Meeting

August 3, 2011 — The Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF) will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources conference room inside the Bureau of Mines Building, 365 N. 9th St.

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Last Week to See Two Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

August 3, 2011 — and the ephemeral” and “Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865): Japanese Kabuki Portraits from the Art Museum Collection” at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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UW Scientist Peers Into Cell Division Mechanics

August 3, 2011 — A researcher at the University of Wyoming is peeling away the mysteries enshrouding a cellular process occurring billions of times a day in a body, is absolutely precious to life and traces back through the murky eons of time to our origins – a living Xerox copier set on automatic.

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UW Team’s Research Work Published in Latest Nature Journal

August 3, 2011 — In high plains grasslands, increased carbon dioxide can completely reverse the drying effects of mild global warming on plants, according to research conducted in part by four University of Wyoming scientists.

UW College of Law Spring Semester Honor Roll

August 2, 2011 — The University of Wyoming College of Law lists one student, Thomas Szott of Cheyenne, on the President's Honor Roll for the 2011 spring semester. To be eligible for the President's Honor Roll, students must receive a 4.0 grade point average.

UW’s Sigma Delta Pi Chapter Earns National Award

August 2, 2011 — Wyoming’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities during 2010-11.

Final Summer Series Talks Thursday at AMK Ranch

August 1, 2011 — Case studies that compare wildlife and domestic stock compatibility in Africa and the Greater Yellowstone Area is the topic for the final summer seminar series Thursday, Aug. 4, 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.

Laramie Maps Exhibition Continues Through September

August 1, 2011 — “Laramie: A Gem City Atlas,” a project by the University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program, can be viewed at Coe Library through the end of September.

UW Personnel Selected for Leadership Wyoming

August 1, 2011 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff members are among 45 residents selected to participate in the 12th Leadership Wyoming class.

UW Transit and Parking Services Parking Permit and Transit Information

August 1, 2011 — Parking permits for 2011-2012 can now be purchased online through WyoWeb, note that reminders and instructions will not be sent via campus mail this year. Please notify or post this announcement for employees that may not have regular access to email.

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UW Welcomes Incoming Students with Summit Transitions Program

August 1, 2011 — Incoming University of Wyoming students will have the opportunity to meet new people and gain important knowledge about the transition to college Aug. 18-20 in the Summit Transitions program.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 7-13

August 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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