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Endowment Benefits UW Students Majoring in American Indian, Global and Area Studies

December 20, 2012 — Jordan Dresser and Amanda King have high praise for the experiences they received in interdisciplinary programs at the University of Wyoming, and both know that future students in the programs will have even greater educational opportunities.

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UW Foundation Receives CASE Educational Fundraiser Award

December 20, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Foundation has received CASE’s 2012 Educational Fundraiser Award, which honors superior fundraising programs across the country.

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Flying Oreos and Hourglasses: UW Researchers Name Insects in Ecuador Cloud Forest

December 19, 2012 — There are Oreos, beans, pearls and hourglasses flying through the moist, cool and amazingly green high-elevation cloud forests in the Ecuadorian Andes.

Northern Rockies Skies for January

December 19, 2012 — 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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UW Nursing Students Gain Undergraduate Research Experience

December 18, 2012 — When Assistant Professor Jenifer Thomas sought undergraduate students to conduct laboratory research at the University of Wyoming School of Nursing, she was overwhelmed by the number of students who responded.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Dec. 23-29: Who Was Against Christmas?

December 18, 2012 — Picture the following scenario: Crowds of Americans rioting in the streets. Two opposing groups shout loudly, vying to have their messages heard and heeded. The groups meet. Confrontation ensues. Fistfights break out. Church windows are smashed.

Fulbright Programs Support UW Faculty to Go Abroad

December 17, 2012 — The University of Wyoming International Programs office reminds faculty members that several opportunities to work and study abroad are available through the Fulbright Scholars Program.

UW Holiday Closures Announced

December 17, 2012 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Monday Dec. 24-Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays and winter break. Normal business hours resume Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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UW to Gain Engineering Research Benefit from Zero-Carbon Data Plant

December 17, 2012 — The University of Wyoming and the city of Cheyenne will eventually be the beneficiaries of an innovative fuel-cell demonstration pilot project -- one that will create science from sewage -- conducted by Microsoft in Cheyenne.

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Campus Construction Update for Dec. 16-22

December 14, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming.

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Survey Shows Public Gives UW High Marks

December 14, 2012 — Wyoming residents have given the University of Wyoming its highest marks since polling on UW’s performance began in 1984.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 17-Dec. 23

December 14, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Offers New Degree to Train Professional Landmen

December 14, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s efforts to meet critical Wyoming workforce demands have taken another step forward with the start of a new undergraduate program in professional land management.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 23-Dec. 29

December 14, 2012 — 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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Final Week to See Fall Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

December 13, 2012 — The final day to see several exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is Friday, Dec. 21.

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UW Honors Program Now Has Home of Its Own

December 13, 2012 — When Duncan Harris made a phone call to ask for help unloading furniture for the new University of Wyoming Honors Program home, more than a dozen students showed up within 10 minutes.

UW Responds to Lawsuit on Presidential Search

December 13, 2012 — The University of Wyoming has responded to a lawsuit filed by three media organizations regarding the UW Board of Trustees’ search process for a new university president.

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Media Expert, Producer Vy Higginsen Keynote Speaker at UW Celebration

December 12, 2012 — Media expert Vy Higginsen, a music producer and the first black woman radio personality in New York City’s prime-time market, will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. March and Days of Dialogue (MLK/DOD) celebration Jan. 21-25 at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation Gives $188,000 in Benefits to County 4-H Programs

December 12, 2012 — Wyoming county 4-H programs have received nearly $188,000 from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation this past year.

UW Ranch Horse Team Captures Two Crowns

December 11, 2012 — The University of Wyoming ranch horse team had a division champion and tied for another championship among three divisions at the recent American Stock Horse Association regional championships in Denver.

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UW Student to Serve Capitol Hill Internship

December 11, 2012 — Morgan Miller of Cheyenne, a graduating senior in political science and participant in the University of Wyoming Student Success Services (SSS) program, will serve an internship with U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi’s Washington, D.C., office during the spring 2013 semester. The internship will include administrative, legislative and constituent services.

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Alternative Spring Break Slots Still Available for UW Students

December 10, 2012 — Student applications are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming’s 2013 alternative spring break (ASB).

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Open House at UW’s New Microscopy Facility

December 10, 2012 — Capabilities of the University of Wyoming’s new High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Facility (HRTEM) will be demonstrated during an open house from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Room B-026 of the Earth Sciences Building.

UW Board of Trustees Plans Tuesday Meeting

December 10, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the board room of Old Main.

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

December 10, 2012 — University of Wyoming Information Technology has recognized individuals who demonstrate excellence in the division. Winners were selected from nominations by UW faculty and staff members.

UW Shipping and Receives Schedules Holiday Times

December 10, 2012 — University of Wyoming Shipping and Receiving has scheduled holiday hours to help accommodate campus shipping and receiving needs this holiday season.

UW Staff Senate Years of Service Awards

December 10, 2012 — In preparation for Staff Recognition Day 2013, Staff Senate requests that all University of Wyoming employees check the Years of Service list posted on the Staff Senate website.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 9-15

December 7, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 9-15 at the University of Wyoming.

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Kenya Study Abroad Course Opens Enrollment for Next Summer

December 7, 2012 — Applications are being accepted now for the University of Wyoming’s newest study abroad program in Kenya.

NCAR Officials to Address Supercomputer Allocation Use in 2013

December 7, 2012 — Officials from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will be on campus Tuesday, Dec. 11, to address questions on how University of Wyoming researchers can obtain large allocations of time on the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC).

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 10-Dec. 16

December 7, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Professor’s Work Appears in Two Prestigious Journals

December 7, 2012 — In the world of academics, having one of your works published in the scientific journal Science is a major accomplishment. The same goes with Nature, another of the world’s top peer-reviewed academic journals.

Wyoming Business Tips for 16-Dec. 22

December 7, 2012 — 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.

UW Survey: Wyoming Voters Split on Abortion Issue

December 6, 2012 — Wyoming voters are divided on the abortion issue, although the stark differences found in party platforms are not reflected in the general electorate, according to the University of Wyoming’s election year survey.

Wyoming Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

December 6, 2012 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $34,000 to the University of Wyoming during the past fiscal year for education and research programs, and for scholarships for entering freshmen from Wyoming communities.

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New Book Offers Pictorial History of the University of Wyoming

December 5, 2012 — Illustrated with more than 200 photos dating from the late 19th century to this year, a new book provides a fascinating glimpse of the 125-year history of the University of Wyoming.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Dec. 9-14: White Christmas

December 5, 2012 — OK, admit it. You like the Christmas song, “White Christmas.” Or at least you did until you heard it too many times as muzak.

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UW’s Energy Innovation Center Will Provide World-Class Capabilities

December 5, 2012 — University of Wyoming researchers, students and industry will soon have world-class energy research facilities at their disposal when the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) opens in January.

Event Will Examine Issues Affecting Wyoming Coal Industry

December 4, 2012 — The School of Energy Resources and the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming will host a coal industry roundtable discussion in December to examine the state of the coal industry.

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UW Engineering Students Showcase Work in Design Symposium

December 4, 2012 — A panel of experts will judge entries by more than 100 students during the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science Senior Design Symposium Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Wyoming Union upper level and in Rooms 1060 and 1062 of the Engineering Building.

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UW Report: Wyoming Population Growth for the Last Decade Highest In Energy-Producing Counties

December 4, 2012 — Wyoming’s population growth rate ranked 11th nationally during 2000-2010 and energy producing counties, such as Sublette and Campbell counties, led in population growth, according to a University of Wyoming publication released today (Tuesday).

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UW Symphony Gala Holiday Concert Set

December 4, 2012 — Journey the world with holiday music at the University of Wyoming’s Gala Holiday Concert Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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Linda Gore Martin Named New Dean of UW School of Pharmacy

December 3, 2012 — Linda Gore Martin has been selected as the new dean of the School of Pharmacy in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences beginning in January. The appointment will become official upon the Board of Trustees’ approval in January.

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New Center at UW Will Lead Literacy Education, Research

December 3, 2012 — Wyoming’s efforts to help children succeed in school and careers will receive a major boost with the opening of the University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic next year.

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UW Geology Faculty, Students to Present Record Number of Papers at National Meeting

December 3, 2012 — Faculty and students from the University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics will present a record number of papers at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting this week in San Francisco, Calif. A total of 55 presentations will be given at this year’s annual meeting.

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UW Professor Named IEEE Fellow

December 3, 2012 — John Pierre, a University of Wyoming professor who pioneered new methods to help ensure safe and reliable operation of the United States power grid, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow.

UW Staff Senate Seeks Nominations for Holiday Food Drive

December 3, 2012 — Nominations are now being accepted for Staff Senate’s annual holiday food drive at the University of Wyoming. Deadline is Friday, Dec. 14.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 9-Dec. 14

December 3, 2012 — 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.

UW Responds to Governor’s Budget Proposal

December 1, 2012 — Gov. Matt Mead is recommending a 6 percent budget reduction for the University of Wyoming in the 2013-14 fiscal year, less than the 8 percent he had asked UW to prepare for but still a significant cut.

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Campus Construction Update for Dec. 2-8

November 30, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 3-Dec. 9

November 30, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 3-Dec. 9 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Art Museum Holiday Event Showcases Work by Albany County Students

November 29, 2012 — “Happy Holidays, Laramie!” presents musical performances, an art exhibition and refreshments from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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UW Professor’s Book Explains Potential of Sustainable Enterprise

November 29, 2012 — Businesses everywhere would like to operate as better citizens toward the natural environment and toward communities, but how can they do this and still maintain profitability -- especially in economically challenging times?

UW Survey: Wyoming Voters Support Tax Increase

November 29, 2012 — While Wyoming voters gave Republican Mitt Romney the second-highest percentage of the vote of any state -- 69 percent -- they disagreed with him on one of the campaign’s central issues: Whether to increase tax rates on individuals earning more than $250,000 annually.

UW Debate Team Argues Through Successful Fall Semester

November 28, 2012 — The University of Wyoming debate team competed in six separate tournaments this semester with wins against several prominent colleges.

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UW Gallery Exhibition Focuses on Student Experiences Abroad

November 28, 2012 — Works created by students studying abroad in Turkey can be seen in the University of Wyoming Union Gallery 234 Dec. 3-14.

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UW Researchers to Explore Pacific Ocean Floor to Understand History of Earth’s Crust

November 28, 2012 — Michael Cheadle and Barbara John, professors in the University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics, will soon set sail, but it won’t be a leisurely vacation as husband and wife.

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Classic Children’s Fairy Tale Receives Modern Make-Over in UW Ballet

November 27, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance production of “From the Ashes: A Cinderella Ballet” can be seen Tuesday, Dec. 4-Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. on the UW Fine Arts main stage.

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Laramie Holiday Home Tour Set

November 27, 2012 — Three unique homes will be showcased during the University of Wyoming Women’s Club Holiday Home Tour Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon- 4 p.m.

Northern Rockies Skies for December

November 27, 2012 — 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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UW Pan Band to Perform Thursday

November 27, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Pan Band will give a free performance Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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Denney Receives Seibold Award from UW College of Arts and Sciences

November 26, 2012 — Colleen Denney, director and professor in the University of Wyoming Gender and Women’s Studies Program, has received the College of Arts and Sciences Seibold Professorship for 2013-2014. The award recognizes demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Fall Commencement Set For Dec. 6-8 at UW

November 26, 2012 — Fall commencement ceremonies at the University of Wyoming will be held Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 6-8.

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UW, CSU Research: Microbes Accelerate Soil Carbon Loss

November 26, 2012 — New research from scientists at the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University suggests that the loss of carbon from soils in response to climate change could be accelerated by unexpected responses of soil-inhabiting microorganisms.

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UW Faculty Senate Lecture Proposes the Aral Desert Could Turn Back into a Sea

November 26, 2012 — University of Wyoming entomologist Alex Latchininsky will lecture on the Aral Sea catastrophe and whether modern technology can reverse the effects at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Room 133 of the UW Classroom Building.

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UW Holiday Market Set for Nov. 30

November 26, 2012 — More than 70 vendors from throughout the region will sell seasonal items at the University of Wyoming Union Holiday Market from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, on the second floor of the Wyoming Union. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be provided to shoppers.

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UW Synergy Program Students Raise Funds for Grassroots Programs in Kenya

November 26, 2012 — University of Wyoming students will sell T-shirts, chocolate and silicone bracelets from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Wyoming Union to raise money for a Kenyan nonprofit organization’s grassroots programs.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 2-Dec. 8

November 26, 2012 — Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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Folk-Pop Quartet SHEL Sets Nov. 30 for UW Performance

November 21, 2012 — The all-woman band SHEL will perform a free show Friday, Nov. 30, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union lower level.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 26-Dec. 2

November 21, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 26-Dec. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Collegiate Chorale Offers Special Holiday Performance

November 21, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale will perform “Solace of the Song: Collegiate Chorale by Candlelight” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, located at 104 South Fourth Street in Laramie.

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Balloon Research Launch Requires Teamwork, Early Start

November 20, 2012 — A small facility, located at the end of a lonely, washboard dirt road off State Highway 130, is visible in the dark due only to a few lights that emanate inside, while a faint glow cast from nearby Laramie Regional Airport illuminates the shape of the building.

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Patti Fiasco Returns to Wyoming for Concert

November 20, 2012 — Wyoming natives Patti Fiasco will perform Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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UW Outdoor Program is a Finalist in $10,000 Competition

November 20, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program has made it to the final four and needs votes on Facebook to win a $10,000 prize.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1: How did People Vote? The Religious Breakdown

November 20, 2012 — America’s voters are overwhelmingly Christian: 78 percent of voters identified themselves as Christians in exit polls Nov. 6. That is down just 3 percent from 81 percent, the highest Christian participation in the previous three elections. Despite some of the pre-election rhetoric about the nation being overrun by non-believers of various stripes, this obviously did not happen.

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UW’s Stratospheric Research Using Balloons is Longest Continuous in the World

November 20, 2012 — For more than 40 years, University of Wyoming faculty have been launching research balloons where the skies are not cloudy all day, giving UW the distinction of being the nation’s research institution with the longest running program for measuring stratospheric aerosol.

Nomination Deadline for UW Employee of Fourth Quarter Dec. 7

November 19, 2012 — The deadline for nominations for UW Outstanding Staff Employee of the Fourth Quarter is Friday, Dec. 7.

Public Offers Input on UW President Search

November 19, 2012 — During a series of public meetings around the state, Wyoming residents have shared the qualifications and characteristics they hope to see in the next president of the University of Wyoming.

Still Time to Contribute to UW’s 2012 United Way Campaign

November 19, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s 2012 United Way campaign has reached half of its goal of $125,000, and organizers say there’s still plenty of time to contribute.

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UW Mortar Board Honors ‘Top Profs’

November 19, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.

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UW Professor Receives National Excellence in Teaching Award

November 19, 2012 — A family and consumer sciences professor at the University of Wyoming has been recognized for excellence in teaching and service to students.

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UW Trustees Approve Faculty Appointments and Changes

November 19, 2012 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items during their meeting Friday, Nov. 16.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 18-Dec. 1

November 16, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 18-Dec. 1 at the University of Wyoming.

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Powell Graduates Among Highly Sought UW Petroleum Engineering Students

November 16, 2012 — With two full semesters remaining before he graduates, University of Wyoming student Brad Brinkerhoff from Powell already knows that his petroleum engineering career will help meet the nation’s ever-growing demands for energy.

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University of Wyoming Team Places Third in International Student Design Competition

November 16, 2012 — Student engineers at the University of Wyoming were the top United States team and third overall during the recent ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Student Design Competition in Houston, Texas.

UW Trustees Approve Construction, Renovation Projects

November 16, 2012 — Three major construction and renovation projects at the University of Wyoming moved a step closer to getting under way with action today (Friday) by the UW Board of Trustees.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 25-Dec.1

November 16, 2012 — 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 Residents Have Mixed Views on Health Care Changes

November 16, 2012 — The people of Wyoming oppose proposed changes in Medicare and continue to disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” according to a recent University of Wyoming poll.

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Surprise Guests for UW Holiday Concert Revealed

November 15, 2012 — BASIX, an award-winning a cappella ensemble, has been announced as the surprise guests for the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs holiday performance Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts concert hall.

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UW Libraries Achieves GWLA Membership Status as Top Research Library

November 15, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s status as a top research institution has been bolstered with UW Libraries achieving membership in the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) -- a consortium of 32 research libraries located in the central and western United States.

UW Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 15, 2012 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, for Thanksgiving. Normal business hours will resume Monday, Nov. 26. UW classes will be dismissed Nov. 21-23.

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Faculty Recital Series Continues with Newest UW Faculty Member

November 14, 2012 — New University of Wyoming music department faculty member Chi-Chen Wu will be joined by string faculty members John Fadial, Beth Vanderborgh and James Pryzgocki for a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Fine Arts concert hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Family Bequeaths Valuable Art Collection to UW

November 14, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will receive one of the most significant gifts in its history from a longtime UW faculty member and administrator.

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UW Art Museum Hosts Holiday Tree Decorating for Students and Residents

November 14, 2012 — Community businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to decorate holiday trees Thursday, Nov. 29-Saturday, Dec. 1, during the annual Festival of Trees at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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UW Extension Bulletin Outlines Personal Protective Equipment for Farm, Ranch Safety

November 14, 2012 — A new University of Wyoming Extension publication offers suggestions to ranchers and farmers purchasing and using personal protective equipment.

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EdTech Magazine Rates UW’s Technology Blog in Nation’s Top 50

November 13, 2012 — When Brett Williams started an information technology blog in 2011 to help University of Wyoming students and employees with their technical questions, little did he know it would garner outside media attention.

International Night Focuses on Cultural Education for UW Students

November 13, 2012 — Students can experience cultures from around the world during International Night Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. the University of Wyoming Union lower level.

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New Art Exhibitions Showcase University Professors

November 13, 2012 — Tsehai Johnson and Melissa Haviland’s ceramic and printmaking exhibitions can be seen Nov. 16-Dec. 14 at the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Gallery, located on the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive. The opening reception is scheduled Friday, Nov. 16, from 6-8 p.m.

Meetings on Proposed UW International Programs, Outreach School Merger

November 12, 2012 — Information about a proposed merger of the University of Wyoming Outreach School with the International Programs Office will be presented Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13-14.

Members of Search Committees to Meet with UW Faculty, Staff

November 12, 2012 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff members have another opportunity to provide input regarding the desired qualifications and characteristics of UW’s next president.

Small Change in UW Employee Insurance Premiums

November 12, 2012 — University of Wyoming employees will see a relatively small change in the deductions made from their December 2012 paychecks for health and dental insurance premiums, for coverage effective January 2013.

University Vehicle Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 12, 2012 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2013 need to make a new request by Dec. 1, 2012.

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UW Extension Honors Educators, Specialist for Exemplary Performance

November 12, 2012 — A Natrona County University of Wyoming Extension educator has received extension’s most prestigious award, and two others received newer employee and creative excellence honors.

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UW Petroleum Engineering Program Sees Big Enrollment Increase

November 12, 2012 — As a daughter of parents in the oil and gas industry, University of Wyoming student Rebecca Podio of Newcastle is following in her folks’ footsteps.

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UW Search Process Strikes Proper Balance

November 12, 2012 — As Wyoming’s only university, the University of Wyoming appropriately receives significant scrutiny from a public that has high and wide-ranging expectations. As the leader of the state’s university, UW’s president fills a prominent statewide role to assure that the institution is meeting those expectations.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 18-Nov. 23

November 12, 2012 — 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 Nov. 11-17

November 9, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 11-17 at the University of Wyoming.

History Lecture, Honors Society Initiation Tuesday

November 9, 2012 — Professor Michael Brose will be the next speaker in the Department of History’s Faculty Spotlight series Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union West Ballroom of the Union.

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Symphony Concert Features Esteemed Guest Conductor

November 9, 2012 — Guest conductor David Leibowitz will lead the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra through Vaughan’s Williams’ “London Symphony” Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 12 – Nov. 18

November 9, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 12-Nov. 18 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Sets Community Meetings on Presidential Search

November 9, 2012 — Wyoming residents have an opportunity to provide input on the search for the University of Wyoming’s next president in a series of public meetings around the state next week.

UW Trustees Set November Meeting Agenda

November 9, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct their November meeting beginning Thursday, Nov. 15, in Room 506 of Coe Library.

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Wyomingites Split on Wolf Reintroduction

November 9, 2012 — More than half of Wyoming residents believe introducing wolves into Yellowstone National Park has had negative effects, according to a new University of Wyoming poll.

Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 9, 2012 — The University of Wyoming is playing host to the Wyoming State High School Football Championships for the fourth consecutive year Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10. Following are results from the title games:

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Gallery 234 Application Deadline Approaches

November 8, 2012 — Applications for spring 2013 art exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Gallery 234 will be accepted through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.

One of America’s Longest-Running Film Festivals Tours UW

November 8, 2012 — The “MountainFilm in Telluride” festival brings two nights of outdoor and environmental documentaries and film shorts to the University of Wyoming.

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UW Professor’s Delayed Greenland Ice Melt Research Published in Nature

November 8, 2012 — Neil Humphrey agrees there’s no denying that the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting. But he and other scientists who have recently documented surface melt of the country contend Greenland is melting at a slower rate than the current world consensus of scientific thought.

UW Program Helps Women Compete in Male-Dominated Careers

November 8, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Women in Math, Science and Engineering Program (WiMSE) will host a workshop, “Personal Statements in the Sciences,” Wednesday, Nov. 14, at noon in Room 203 of the Wyoming Union.

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'Listening to Nature' Program at UW Focuses on Humans and the Natural World

November 7, 2012 — Scientists, artists and writers will share their views of nature during the “Listening to Nature” program Friday, Nov. 9, at 5:15 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Simpson Family to Present ‘John Brown’s Body’ in Four Communities

November 7, 2012 — The Pete Simpson family production of “John Brown’s Body” will be presented Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Energy Resources Council to meet in Laramie

November 7, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) and the Advanced Conversion Technologies Task Force (ACTTF) will meet Friday, Nov. 16, in Laramie.

UW Hosts Events to Combat Hunger and Homelessness

November 7, 2012 — National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week brings several events to the University of Wyoming Nov. 12-16.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Nov: 11-17: And Now for Something Completely Different: Video-Game Religion

November 7, 2012 — You may have missed it in the run-up to the election, but one of the most anticipated video games of the fall was released. No, not “Halo 4” for the Xbox, but “Assassin’s Creed 3,” which actually is the fifth game in the series.

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Clean Water for Haiti is UW Lecture Topic

November 6, 2012 — Difficulties in providing Haiti with sustainable, clean water after the 2010 earthquake is the focus of a lecture scheduled Friday, Nov. 16, at noon in Room 214 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

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Local Magician John Rotellini Performs at UW Friday

November 6, 2012 — Laramie magician John Rotellini performs Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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Two Art Exhibitions Closing This Weekend

November 5, 2012 — Two University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibitions will close Saturday, Nov. 10. They are “Caribbean Color, Urban Lines and International Forms: Selected Works by Emilio Sanchez”; and “Bold Strokes and Finesse: The Stage Designs of John Ezel.”

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University of Wyoming to Host State High School Football Championships

November 5, 2012 — The Wyoming State High School Football Championships will be held at the University of Wyoming for the fourth consecutive year Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10.

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UW Art Exhibition Examines the Chilean Patagonia in the Face of Destruction

November 5, 2012 — Artist Caleb Owen’s exhibition “Patagonia Sin Represas” can be seen Nov. 12- Nov. 30 in the University of Wyoming Union Gallery 234. A reception will be held Friday, Nov. 30, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

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UW Scientist, State’s Veterinarian Lauded for Animal Health Efforts

November 5, 2012 — A University of Wyoming professor and the Wyoming state veterinarian have received awards from national animal health organizations.

UW SLCE, ASUW Offer Election Assistance

November 5, 2012 — Questions about registering and voting in Tuesday’s general election will be answered at a table in the Wyoming Union Breezeway from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5-6.

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UW Students Pleased with Campus Experience, According to Multiple Surveys

November 5, 2012 — University of Wyoming students find tuition is a worthwhile investment and view the campus as safe and secure, according to the latest UW Student Opinion Survey (UWSOS).

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UW Visual Arts Building Recognized for Energy Efficiency

November 5, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building has received national recognition for its energy efficient engineering and design features.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 11-Nov. 17

November 5, 2012 — 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 Nov. 4-10

November 2, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming.

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French Classical String and Jazz Quartet Quatuor Ebéne Sets UW Concert

November 2, 2012 — The French band Quatuor Ebéne, also known as the Ebéne Quartet, will perform Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall. This is the fourth performance in UW’s 2012-13 Cultural Programs Series.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 5 – Nov. 11

November 2, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Looks to Increase Efficiency of Student Transfer Process

November 2, 2012 — For years, the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges have worked together to assist the student transfer process. Now, the university is part of the Wyoming Transfer Council, which wants to make it even easier for students -- young and old -- attending the state’s community colleges to matriculate to Laramie. Patrice Noel and Joanna Anderson are leading the charge.

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Women’s Leadership Conference Scheduled at UW

November 2, 2012 — The Women’s Leadership Conference “Find your VOICE,” scheduled Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, encourages young leaders to find their voices.

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Star Trek Tribble Named

November 1, 2012 — Captain Kirk, meet Furry Ackerman.

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UW Cowboys Take Game on the Road to Wind River Indian Reservation

November 1, 2012 — Wyoming Indian Elementary School students waited for something more dear to them than candy on Halloween -- the arrival of the University of Wyoming men’s basketball team Wednesday.

UW to Host Dialogue Events on Social Media in National Elections

November 1, 2012 — The use of social media in Wyoming and national campaigns and politics is the focus of two dialogue events Nov. 14 at the University of Wyoming. The Malcolm Wallop Fund for Conversations on Democracy hosts both discussions.

UW’s Ace International Laboratory Seeks Community Input

November 1, 2012 — State residents will have an opportunity to share ideas to improve international education during meetings scheduled Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at distance education sites in Cheyenne, Casper, Gillette, Jackson, Laramie, Powell, Riverton, Rock Springs, Sheridan and Torrington.

WWII Spy and Holocaust Survivor to Speak During Holocaust Remembrance Week

November 1, 2012 — Holocaust Remembrance Week at the University of Wyoming is Nov. 4-9 and offers several events to honor those lost during World War II.

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Free Student Thanksgiving Dinner Serves Up Holiday Cheer

October 31, 2012 — A Thanksgiving dinner is scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5-7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. The dinner is free for UW students and children under 12. Tickets cost $5 for non-students and children over 12.

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Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for Mount Moran Scheduled Nov. 9

October 31, 2012 — Almost three weeks ago, the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR) unveiled “Yellowstone” during a ceremonial opening of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne. Now, it’s the University of Wyoming’s turn to celebrate Mount Moran.

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Shaolin Jazz and UW Students Create Gallery 234 Exhibition

October 31, 2012 — An exhibition that mixes art, music videos and event photography can be seen Nov. 5-9 in Gallery 234 in the University of Wyoming Union. A reception for the show is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6-9 p.m.

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UW Cap and Gown Chapter Receives Golden Torch Award

October 31, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s Cap and Gown chapter was one of only 31 chapters to take home the Golden Torch Award, which was presented to the most exceptional Mortar Board chapters nationwide.

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UW Events Focus on Nature and Water Conservation

October 31, 2012 — A symposium and reading on Wyoming water conservation and other water issues are scheduled Nov. 9-10 at the University of Wyoming.

Northern Rockies Skies for November

October 30, 2012 — 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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Pancake Breakfast Helps Fund Research for Pediatric Cancer

October 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s Delta Delta Delta sorority will host a pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, to 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Tri Delta house, 1616 Sorority Row.

Psychologist to Explain Autism Spectrum Disorder

October 30, 2012 — An expert’s presentation to expand awareness on autism and Asperger’s syndromes is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room.

Saturday Health Fair Offers Wellness Testing for Students and Local Residents

October 30, 2012 — The sixth annual “Kick-Off to Good Health” gives University of Wyoming students and Laramie residents an opportunity to learn about their personal health Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7:30 a.m.- noon in the Wyoming Union. Many services and tests provided will be free of charge.

UW Board of Trustees Plans Special Meeting

October 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has scheduled a special meeting Thursday, Nov. 1, to discuss the job profile for UW’s president.

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UW Facilitators Help Forge Ozone Recommendations

October 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming has long been a source of scientific information to guide public policy decisions in the state, including tough choices about natural resource management.

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UW Faculty Encouraged to Apply For Access to Mount Moran

October 30, 2012 — Mount Moran will soon be open to the University of Wyoming campus for high-performance computing operations and research that will lead to some scientific breakthroughs.

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UW Student Team Advances in Trial Competition

October 30, 2012 — A four-member team claimed first place in a University of Wyoming College of Law trial competition and has advanced to the regional competition next spring.

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Jen Chavez to Direct IT Applications and Database Services at UW

October 29, 2012 — Jen Chavez is the new University of Wyoming Information Technology Applications and Database Services director. She has been interim director since February.

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King James Bible Exhibition at UW Ends Wednesday

October 29, 2012 — Wednesday, Oct. 31, is the last chance to see a national traveling exhibition of the origins, creation and impact of one of history’s most influential books at the University of Wyoming Coe Library.

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Michael Kottenstette is Outstanding Employee of the Quarter

October 29, 2012 — Michael Kottenstette, manager of UW Catering Services, is the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the Third Quarter.

Presidential Search Firm Seeks Input from UW Employees, Students

October 29, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming community have an opportunity to share their thoughts about the desired qualifications and characteristics of UW’s next president.

UW Employees Granted Release Time to Vote Tuesday, Nov. 6

October 29, 2012 — President Tom Buchanan will allow a maximum one hour for University of Wyoming employees to vote during the 2012 Wyoming general election scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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UW Extension Specialist Receives Career Achievement Award

October 29, 2012 — A professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and director of Wyoming AgrAbility has received the Career Achievement Award from the National Family Life Specialists' Awards Committee.

UW Honorary Degree Nomination Deadline Approaching

October 29, 2012 — There is still time to nominate individuals for 2013 University of Wyoming honorary degrees. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 5.

UW Seeks Public Input in Presidential Search at Casper, Laramie Meetings

October 29, 2012 — Wyoming residents have an opportunity to share their thoughts about the desired qualifications and characteristics of UW’s next president.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 4-Nov. 10

October 29, 2012 — 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 Health Fair Blood Screening is Thursday

October 29, 2012 — The Wyoming Health Fairs will offer a blood screening from 7-10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Washakie Center East Rendezvous Room.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3

October 26, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 28-Nov. 3 at the University of Wyoming.

Pink Prom Scheduled for GLBTR Students

October 26, 2012 — Pink Prom, a secondary prom event for GLBTQ students, is scheduled Friday, Nov. 2, from 8 p.m.-midnight in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 29-Nov. 4

October 26, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 29-Nov. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Names Members of Presidential Search Committees

October 26, 2012 — Twenty-three people, representing a wide range of interests, have been named to two committees that will help select the next president of the University of Wyoming.

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UW Theatre and Dance Season Continues With Revolutionary Play 'Marat/Sade'

October 26, 2012 — Peter Weiss’s controversial and subversive play 'Marat/Sade' will be performed Nov. 6-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Studio Theatre.

McNair Scholars Program Offers Research Internship Scholarships

October 25, 2012 — The University of Wyoming McNair Scholarship Program is accepting applications for entry into the program.

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UW Faculty Members Have Dec. 17 Deadline to Submit Large Allocation Requests to Use Supercomputer in 2013

October 25, 2012 — University of Wyoming faculty will fire up the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) sometime next week, what with seven UW projects and more than 40 researchers and students using the technology for high-level computational science.

UW Graduates Advise Students at Local High Schools on Importance of Higher Education

October 25, 2012 — Recent University of Wyoming graduates are going into schools and serving as full-time college advisers to convince local high school students about the importance of higher education.

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Gallery 234 Exhibition Features UW Student’s Photography

October 24, 2012 — The exhibition “Found, but not Captured” by artist Jessica Neuwerth can be seen through Nov. 3 in the University of Wyoming Union Gallery 234.

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Nature Publishes Former UW Doctoral Student’s Paper on Global Warming Event 55 Million Years Ago

October 24, 2012 — A significant global warming event that occurred 55 million years ago witnessed increased carbon dioxide levels, and altered precipitation, vegetation and sediment accumulation patterns -- all of which contributed to rivers becoming deeper, wider and more mobile in western Colorado, according to a University of Wyoming doctoral student.

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Noted Ecosystem Management Expert Jack Ward Thomas to Visit UW

October 24, 2012 — Jack Ward Thomas, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service under President Bill Clinton, will speak Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3: Is Religion Irrelevant to the Presidential Election?

October 24, 2012 — Even before primary voting began nearly a year ago, media coverage of the presidential campaign was emphasizing religion and the role it plays in the contest for the top job. The religious views of every Republican candidate were featured and parsed, looking for clues to voter preferences. For several months, Mitt Romney’s Mormon beliefs were a visible problem for the party’s Evangelical voters and, at some moments, the primaries seemed to be a search for a candidate with a different religious identity.

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UW Students Invited to Crack the Case at Murder Mystery Night

October 24, 2012 — A murder mystery night is scheduled at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute Publishes Wind and Wildlife Mitigation Primer

October 24, 2012 — “Wind Energy Development and Wildlife Mitigation in Wyoming: A Primer” is now available from the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

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Native American Activist Winona LaDuke to Discuss Book at UW

October 23, 2012 — Well-known American Indian activist Winona LaDuke will discuss her book, “The Militarization of Indian Country,” Thursday, Nov. 1, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

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Paranormal Investigation and Lecture Scheduled for Halloween

October 23, 2012 — The ghost-hunting group Haunted Xplorations will investigate paranormal activity at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW Symphony to Perform in Castle Rock

October 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform at Mesa Middle School in Castle Rock, Colo., Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., in a free concert sponsored by UW and the Mesa music department.

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UW Symphony to Perform in Colorado Springs

October 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2:30 p.m., in a free concert sponsored by UW and the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony.

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