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Day of Mindfulness March 3 at UW

February 29, 2012 — A day of mindful practices that include sitting, walking, eating and meditation will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the University of Wyoming Union East Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

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European Union Delegate to Speak at UW about the Eurozone Crisis

February 29, 2012 — Ioannis Vrailas, deputy head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, will discuss "Crisis in the Eurozone: Problems and Prospects," at 5 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Room 302 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

Northern Rockies Skies for March

February 29, 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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Country Favorite Chancey Williams to Perform at UW

February 28, 2012 — Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band will perform a night of country music and dancing, Friday, March 2, at the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Saturday U: Free One-Day College Education Program March 3 in Jackson

February 28, 2012 — Separation of church and state, a discussion about today’s economy and a look into the Broadway smash “Spamalot” are among topics Saturday, March 3, for the winter term of Saturday U -- the University of Wyoming's free one-day college education program.

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YouTube Comedians to Perform at UW

February 28, 2012 — YouTube’s popular comedy duo, Barats and Bereta, will perform Wednesday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. Admission is free.

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Pianist Jan Lisiecki to Perform at UW

February 27, 2012 — Award-winning Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

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Saudi Arabia Cooperates with UW to Achieve Successful Cultural, Educational Mission

February 27, 2012 — Ibrahim A. Gashim of Saudi Arabia had a choice to attend any United States university on a full-ride scholarship but, for him, the choice was easy. Because he sought to be educated at a school with expertise in instructional technology, he chose to attend the University of Wyoming.

Take Advantage of Tzolk’in, UW’s Interactive Calendar

February 27, 2012 — Need help promoting your seminars, talks, special programs and more? Don’t overlook Tzolk’in, the calendar that provides an effective tool for students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and the public to stay informed about what is happening at the University of Wyoming.

Two UW Scientists Receive Outstanding Research Honors

February 27, 2012 — A worldwide research reputation in the use of genetically engineered insect cells and assessing and restoring wildlife habitats have earned two scientists outstanding research awards from the University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).

UW Information Technology Spring Semester Recognition Program

February 27, 2012 — University of Wyoming Information Technology is seeking nominations for its semiannual program to recognize individual excellence in the division.

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UW’s Secondary Biogenic CBNG Conference to Focus on ‘Methane Farming’ Technology

February 27, 2012 — For years, extraction of coal bed methane (CBM) was a one-and-done proposition: Extract the natural gas from the coal and move on to the next bed. Now, technologies are being developed that may allow for the continued production of CBM through the stimulation of microorganisms living in the coal bed.

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UW’s Shogren Joins International Royal Panel on Sustainability

February 27, 2012 — Jay Shogren and all the other king’s men and women, or more specifically, the King’s Professors, are combining their expertise and taking aim at global sustainability.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 4-March 10

February 27, 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 Feb. 26-March 3

February 24, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 26-March 3 at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 27-March 4

February 24, 2012 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 27-March 4 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Plans Geological Museum Improvements

February 24, 2012 — Plans to revitalize the University of Wyoming Geological Museum are moving forward with the selection of an architectural firm to design improvements to the 56-year-old facility.

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UW Range Students Claim Top Team at National Competition

February 24, 2012 — The University of Wyoming was awarded the Trail Boss Award for the top collegiate team during competition at the 65th Society for Range Management (SRM) meeting in Spokane, Wash.

Conservation Expo Saturday

February 23, 2012 — Interested in composting, installing a wind turbine, purchasing a hybrid vehicle, water-efficient landscaping or building an energy efficient home? Experts will answer your questions at the 2012 Laramie Conservation Expo, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Albany County Fairgrounds Activity Center.

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Rock Climber Paul Piana to Speak at UW

February 23, 2012 — Legendary Wyoming rock climber Paul Piana will deliver the third Todd Skinner Leadership Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m.at the University of Wyoming Yellowstone Ballroom. Admission is free.

Tillman Scholar Applications for Military Veterans Being Accepted at UW

February 23, 2012 — Applications are now being accepted for Tillman Military Scholars awards at the University of Wyoming. All military veterans and their spouses are urged to apply.

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UW College of Law Students Win Regional Client Counseling Competition

February 23, 2012 — A University of Wyoming College of Law team won first place among 12 teams at a regional client counseling competition in Seattle, Wash., and will represent the region at next month’s national championship.

UW Debate Successful in Recent Tournaments

February 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming debate team recently attended five tournaments around the country, with the entire squad participating in more than 100 debates.

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UW Professor Receives NSF Career Award

February 23, 2012 — Jing Zhou, a University of Wyoming chemistry assistant professor, was the recent recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. It is the 10th time -- and fourth in the department of chemistry -- a UW junior faculty member has received this award.

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Spring Dance Concert at UW

February 22, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will perform this season’s final dance concert, “The Unknown Exposed,” featuring new contemporary ballet, jazz and modern dance works, March 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Sweep Final Conference Races

February 22, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams finished the regular season unbeaten in regional competition, sweeping both weekend races during the Cowboy Chase at Tie City on Happy Jack Road.

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UW Professor’s Company, UW Sign Agreement to Commercialize Research

February 22, 2012 — A recent licensing agreement between the University of Wyoming and a new UW spinout will allow UW Department of Molecular Biology Professor Don Jarvis to commercialize certain aspects of his research -- involving the use of genetically engineered insect cells for manufacturing vaccines, diagnostics or therapeutics for use in human and veterinary medicine.

UW Religion Today Column for Feb. 26-March 3: The Meaning of the Natural World

February 22, 2012 — The goal of the Enlightenment, that intellectual movement of the 18th century, was to establish human reason as the highest arbiter of knowledge, as opposed to divine revelation, the Christian Church's source of truth.

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Four UW Students Selected for CI Student Engagement Program

February 21, 2012 — Four University of Wyoming students –- tied for the most from any university nationally -- have been selected to participate in a national Cyber-infrastructure (CI) Student Engagement Program, which begins with an orientation meeting today through Thursday, Feb. 23, at Clemson University.

Healthy Body Image Promoted at UW

February 21, 2012 — Events promoting positive and healthy body image will be offered during Body Image Awareness Week Feb. 22-March 2 at the University of Wyoming.

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Jon Nakamatsu Special Piano Event at UW

February 21, 2012 — World-renowned concert pianist Jon Nakamatsu will join the University of Wyoming’s Summit Chamber Players at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the UW Fine Arts concert hall.

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National Geographic’s Mark Jenkins to Present Cambodian Landmines Photos

February 21, 2012 — Acclaimed author and National Geographic field staff writer Mark Jenkins will give his photo-illustrated presentation of the devastation and suffering caused by Cambodian landmines Feb. 27-March 22 in Laramie, Cheyenne, Torrington, Riverton, Rock Springs and Powell. The forums are free and open to the public.

Gatekeepers Training Offered at UW

February 20, 2012 — The next Gatekeepers training session is scheduled 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 22, in the Wyoming Union Big Horn Room 203.

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Student Teaching Evaluations Show UW Students Happy with Instruction in Arts and Sciences Courses

February 20, 2012 — Students are overwhelmingly satisfied with the quality of instruction they receive in classes taught by faculty in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences.

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Take 6 A Cappella Group to Perform at UW

February 20, 2012 — Grammy Award-winning Take 6, an a cappella group, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Sustainability Discussion Series Starts Wednesday

February 20, 2012 — A discussion series to raise awareness and community interest in sustainable practices starts Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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UW’s Bartsch Named Psychological Association Fellow

February 20, 2012 — University of Wyoming Department of Psychology Professor Karen Bartsch has been named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) for significant contributions to the field of cognitive development.

Wyoming State Science Fair at UW March 4-6

February 20, 2012 — More than 300 students representing 48 Wyoming schools will compete in the Wyoming State Science Fair March 4-6 at the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom

Campus Construction Update for Week of Feb. 19-25

February 17, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 19-25 at the University of Wyoming.

Online Ordering and Subscriptions to Rocky Mountain Geology Available on New Geobookstore Website

February 17, 2012 — Academic geoscience researchers, professional geologists, students and individuals interested in geology of the Rocky Mountains now can order published issues of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Rocky Mountain Geology (RMG) online at a new website.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 20-26

February 17, 2012 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Symphony, Choirs to Perform ‘Brahms Requiem’

February 17, 2012 — The combined University of Wyoming choirs will join the UW Symphony Orchestra to perform the “Brahms Requiem” Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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Lights, Camera, Oscar Watching Party at UW

February 16, 2012 — The Student Activities Council will roll out the red carpet to bring the Academy Awards to the University of Wyoming Sunday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m.

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Photography Exhibition Opens in UW Gallery 234

February 16, 2012 — University of Wyoming Gallery 234 will present the photography exhibition "Aarti Home Photovoice Project: Visual Stories of Suffering, Spirit & Hope in India," Monday, Feb. 20-Wednesday, March 7, in Room 004 of the Wyoming Union.

Student Stand-up Comedians Bring Big Laughs to UW

February 16, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Stands Up competition will provide a night of comedic relief Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Gardens.

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UW Art Museum Hosts Faculty Response to Photography Exhibition

February 16, 2012 — Five University of Wyoming faculty members from a range of disciplines will discuss the exhibition “Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime” Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the UW Art Museum.

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Successful Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Will Speak in Sheridan

February 15, 2012 — What happens when Wyoming’s hard-working entrepreneurial spirit is combined with Silicon Valley’s innovative technology industry? Find out at the e2e/StartWest meeting Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

UW Friday Night Fever Offers Ice Skating Party

February 15, 2012 — Bundle up and enjoy the chilly weather with Friday Night Fever.

UW Hockey Club Drops Season Finale

February 15, 2012 — The University of Wyoming hockey club lost 8-3 Saturday night to the University of Colorado in its 2011-12 season finale.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Host Regionals

February 15, 2012 — The University of Wyoming's nationally ranked Nordic ski teams will host the regional meet at Tie City on Happy Jack Road east of Laramie this weekend for the annual Cowboy Chase. The public also has an opportunity to compete.

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UW Students Excel at Regional Graphic Design Competition

February 15, 2012 — University of Wyoming students claimed top honors in two categories at the recent Art Director’s Club Denver Student Exhibition.

UW Graduate Students Unravel Wind Energy Mechanics

February 14, 2012 — Explaining the technical and economic factors of residential-scale wind turbines earned two University of Wyoming graduate students first place and $1,000 in the 2011 Energy Education for the People writing contest.

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UW Professors’ Research Helps Keep Wyoming Roads Safer

February 14, 2012 — Winter weather can make driving difficult. But when research by University of Wyoming civil and architectural engineering professors is completed, Interstate 80 will be a safer highway.

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Evashevski Named Director of University Counseling Services

February 13, 2012 — Keith Evashevski will begin duties March 1, as director of the University Counseling Center (UCC) at the University of Wyoming.

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Happy Valentine’s Day: UW TRiO Students Serve Elderly Residents

February 13, 2012 — Some of Laramie’s senior citizens are enjoying custom-made Valentines made by local students.

Promote Culture of Safety at UW

February 13, 2012 — The No. 1 resource at the University of Wyoming, a premier teaching and research institution, is its people. Protecting that resource through a positive safety culture should be the goal of everyone associated with the university.

Spring Break in Mexico: Know before You Go

February 13, 2012 — Travel Alert: Mexico

United Way Drawing Winners Announced at UW

February 13, 2012 — Many prizes were given away in a drawing of University of Wyoming employees who contributed at least $50 in the recent United Way Campaign.

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UW’s Strauss Named to Anthropology Association's Climate Change Task Force

February 13, 2012 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor of Anthropology Sarah Strauss has been appointed to the American Anthropological Association's new nine-member Global Climate Change Task Force.

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Vonnie Jenkin is UW Employee of the Quarter

February 13, 2012 — Vonnie Jenkin, computer support specialist at the College of Law, is the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the Third Quarter.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 19-Feb. 25

February 13, 2012 — This is a weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Feb. 12-18

February 10, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming.

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Jazz Pianist Eric Reed in Concert Tuesday

February 10, 2012 — Award-winning pianist and composer Eric Reed opens the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs spring concert series Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 13-19

February 10, 2012 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Ecology Students Hold Inaugural Symposium

February 10, 2012 — University of Wyoming students with a passion for ecology will present their work during the first Ecology Student Symposium Friday, Feb. 17, from noon-6:30 p.m. at the UW Berry Center. The event is free and open to the public.

GRO-Biz Conference and Idea Expo for Small Business Owners Feb. 22-23 in Laramie

February 9, 2012 — Small business owners have the opportunity to succeed in selling their service, supplies or construction to various branches of government at the 2012 GRO-Biz Conference and Idea Expo Feb. 22-23, at the University of Wyoming Conference Center in the Laramie Hilton Garden Inn.

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UW Jazz Ensemble Goes On Tour To New York

February 9, 2012 — The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, the University of Wyoming's premiere jazz group, will perform a public concert during the Festival of Winds Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Arts & Sciences auditorium.

UW Releases College of Law Honor Roll

February 9, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following College of Law students on the President’s and Dean’s honor rolls for the 2011 fall semester.

Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash Injures UW Student

February 9, 2012 — A University of Wyoming student was reported in stable condition at a Colorado hospital Thursday following an automobile/pedestrian crash Wednesday night.

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Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition Winners Selected

February 8, 2012 — More than $22,000 in cash and purchase awards has been awarded to the winners of the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 37th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition.

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NCAR Representatives to Host Supercomputer Use Workshop for UW Faculty

February 8, 2012 — Dave Hart and Irfan Elahi from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will host a workshop on campus for University of Wyoming faculty interested in using the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) for research.

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Night of Blues Dancing and Lessons Comes to UW

February 8, 2012 — Bring that special someone, or come alone to a night of blues dancing Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates: Non-resident

February 8, 2012 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following non-resident students at the completion of the 2011 fall semester.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates: Resident

February 8, 2012 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2011 fall semester.

UW Religion Today Column for Feb. 12-18: What Might Have Been

February 8, 2012 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and promote discussion of religious issues.

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Ghanaian Diplomat to Speak at UW during African Awareness Week

February 7, 2012 — Ghana’s representative to the United Nations will be the keynote speaker at the University of Wyoming symposium, “Africa in the 21st Century,” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Wyoming Union West Ballroom. The presentation is part of African Awareness Week 2012.

Greybull Student Represents Wyoming at White House Science Fair

February 7, 2012 — Greybull High School senior Travis Sylvester was among a group of students from across America selected to meet with President Obama earlier this week for the second White House Science Fair.

UW Hockey Club Loses to New Mexico

February 7, 2012 — The University of Wyoming hockey club lost two games last weekend against the University of New Mexico in American Collegiate Hockey Association action.

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Valuable UW Research Collection Revived After 30 Years of Dormancy

February 7, 2012 — When acclaimed biologist Joseph Grinnell captured and preserved two fork-tailed storm petrels and a marbled murrelet while conducting research along the Alaskan coast in 1896, he couldn't have known that more than 100 years later the birds would be part of a valuable natural resource research collection at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 12-Feb. 18

February 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.

Wyoming Summit Focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

February 7, 2012 — The University of Wyoming will be a major player at the first-ever Wyoming Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Career Teacher Education (CTE) Summit 2012. The summit will take place Thursday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Casper College's Roberts Commons.from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Casper College’s Roberts Commons.

Recycling Competition Starts Wednesday

February 6, 2012 — The University of Wyoming is once again competing in RecycleMania, a friendly competition for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities among their campus communities.

UW Hosts Sustainability Discussion Series

February 6, 2012 — A discussion series to raise awareness and community interest in sustainable practices at the national, regional, state and local levels will begin this month at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Idol to Be Chosen Friday

February 6, 2012 — The top five contestants will take the stage for the final time for a chance to win the title of UW Idol at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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UW’s Allen Accepts ACE Appointment

February 6, 2012 — University of Wyoming Provost Myron Allen has been selected as a member of the American Council on Education (ACE) Advisory Commission on Leadership.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Feb. 5-11

February 3, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 6-12

February 3, 2012 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 6-12, at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Receives Computational Sciences Designation

February 3, 2012 — The University of Wyoming has been tabbed for select company: membership in the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC). The affiliation will enable UW to form research partnerships with other universities, pursue federal research funding and even potentially be tapped as a computational sciences resource expert by President Obama and/or Congress.

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One in 1,000: Holbrook named AGU Fellow

February 2, 2012 — Each year, one in 1,000 members receives the call. This year, Steven Holbrook’s name was chosen as one of the elite in the world of geophysics.

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UW Women’s Studies Assistant Professor Has Book Published

February 2, 2012 — A timely collection of essays that explores how modern youth around the world are forging new identities is the focus of a new book written by University of Wyoming cultural anthropologist Susan Dewey.

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D’Agata Latest UW MFA Creative Writing Eminent Writer in Residence

February 1, 2012 — Acclaimed author John D’Agata is this semester’s first Eminent Writer in Residence in the University of Wyoming MFA Program in Creative Writing.

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Folk-pop Group SHEL to Perform at UW

February 1, 2012 — Fort Collins-based musical group SHEL will perform Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. Admission is free.

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