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Campus Construction Update for Week of April 1-7

March 30, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 1-7 at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 2-8

March 30, 2012 — These are among activities schedule April 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Professor Receives Attention in Discover Magazine Cover Story for his Cloud Precipitation Research

March 30, 2012 — Gary Franc, a University of Wyoming professor of plant pathology and microbiologist, is one of a growing number of scientists who believe that living microbes -- and not just dust -- are responsible for producing the ice crystals in clouds that end up in precipitation.

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UW Scientists and Colleagues Achieve Breakthrough in Understanding Sense of Touch

March 30, 2012 — A research team including University of Wyoming neurobiologist Jeff Woodbury has discovered a new technique to determine how the touch sensory system is organized in hairy skin, providing a new understanding of the sense of touch.

Cheyenne Town Meeting to Focus on Internationalization

March 29, 2012 — Cheyenne residents are invited to share ideas about improving internationalization efforts during a town meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Laramie County Public Library Cottonwood Room.

Northern Rockies Skies for April

March 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.

UW MBA Students Participate in Prestigious International Business, Society Case Competition

March 29, 2012 — Eight University of Wyoming MBA Program students are participating in a case study competition which requires innovative thinking centered on corporate profitability and environmental, social and ethical issues.

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UW Professor Named ACE Fellow

March 29, 2012 — University of Wyoming English Professor Susan Frye has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the 2012-13 academic year.

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Wyoming Agriculture Fashioned State’s National, International Image

March 29, 2012 — That famous bucking horse symbol without Wyoming would be like the Eiffel Tower without Paris.

Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace Webinar Offered

March 28, 2012 — When people work together, conflict and disagreements are almost inevitable. Learn how to deal with workplace conflicts by joining a webinar on “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace” from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, April 5. The event is free.

Friday Night Fever Takes UW Students to the Movies for Free

March 28, 2012 — University of Wyoming students can see three of today’s most popular movies for free Friday, March 30, at the Storyteller Fox Cinema, located at 505 S. 20th St. in Laramie.

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Invisible Children film “Kony 2012” to Show at UW

March 28, 2012 — Representatives from Invisible Children will attend a screening of the film “Kony, 2012” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium. The event is free.

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UW Art Museum Presents Exhibition of Papua New Guinea Objects

March 28, 2012 — Tribal art gathered by three travelers -- United States Ambassador Nicholas M. Salgo; the artist, Neltje; and the educator, Mary Jane Edwards -- during their trips to Papua, New Guinea, will be featured in the University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition, “Journeys Along the Sepik River: Tribal Art from Papua New Guinea.” The exhibition opens Saturday, March 31.

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UW-Sponsored Poetry Reading Honors the Memory of Craig Arnold

March 28, 2012 — Poet Rebecca Lindenberg will read from her first book Monday, April 2, at Second Story Books. Her collection is dedicated to the memory of University of Wyoming Associate Professor Craig Arnold, who disappeared while conducting research three years ago.

UW Sustains Strong Spring Enrollment Numbers

March 28, 2012 — The University of Wyoming is sustaining its record enrollment numbers, with 12,839 students registered for the spring semester.

UW to Host Regional ASCE Conference March 29-31

March 28, 2012 — Think of it as the Olympics of collegiate civil engineering programs.

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Bela Fleck & the Flecktones: The Original Lineup to Perform at UW

March 27, 2012 — Highly eclectic, original and genre-busting, “Bela Fleck & the Flecktones: The Original Lineup,” will perform Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Arts & Sciences auditorium.

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UW Creating Advanced Campus Computing Site to Access NCAR Supercomputing Center

March 27, 2012 — Yellowstone, meet your super cousin.

UW Students Will Present Business Plans in $30K Entrepreneurship Competition Friday

March 27, 2012 — University of Wyoming students will present a wide range of business plans Friday, March 30, in the John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at the College of Business Building.

Classifieds Return to WyoWeb

March 26, 2012 — University of Wyoming faculty, students and staff once again have access to a classified advertising service on the WyoWeb system.

Laramie Town Meeting to Focus on Internationalization

March 26, 2012 — Laramie residents are invited to share ideas about improving internationalization efforts during a town meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Albany County Public Library.

Raffle Aids Injured UW Student

March 26, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Freshman Senate is holding a raffle to raise money to cover medical expenses for Cale McCormick, a UW student who was seriously injured when he was hit by a car in early February.

UW Alert System Test Successful

March 26, 2012 — More than 13,000 University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff members received a text message on their cell phones within minutes after it was sent last Thursday in a system-wide test of the university's text notification system, UW Alert.

UW Sustainability Discussion Series Continues Wednesday

March 26, 2012 — The discussion series to raise awareness and community interest in sustainable practices continues Wednesday, March 28.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

March 26, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its March meeting Friday.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 1-April 7

March 26, 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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“The Women Jefferson Loved” Author to Speak at UW

March 26, 2012 — Virginia Scharff, historian and author of "The Women Jefferson Loved," will give the Women's History Month keynote talk at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Room 310 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

Campus Construction Update for Week of March 25-31

March 23, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 25-31 at the University of Wyoming:

Cheyenne Architectural/Engineering Firm Selected for UW Literacy Center

March 23, 2012 — The Design Studio Inc. is the lead architect/engineering firm for the new Literacy Research Center and Clinic at the University of Wyoming. UW Trustees on Friday selected the Cheyenne firm to begin the process of constructing the LRCC, which will be located in the Education Annex Building on Lewis and 13th streets.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 26-April 1

March 23, 2012 — These are among activities scheduled March 26-April 1 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Student to Help Create 3-D Animation Software for Scientists

March 23, 2012 — Ashish Dhital will play a key role in transforming crunched computer data into a more visually appealing form for National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) scientists.

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UW Tuition, Fee Hikes Target Students’ Experience

March 23, 2012 — University of Wyoming students will see improved libraries, classroom technology and instructional equipment and supplies as a result of a tuition increase approved today (Friday) by the UW Board of Trustees.

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Software Company Survives Initial Jolt, Prospers

March 22, 2012 — It was the sort of thing that often crushes start-up businesses. In April 2006, 2-year-old Happy Jack Software was preparing to launch its first product – a shared calendaring program. The company, one of the first clients of the Wyoming Technology Business Center at the University of Wyoming, had been working for a year and a half to develop the product and get it ready for commercial launch.

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UW Adjunct Professor Finalist for Prestigious Conservation Award

March 22, 2012 — Steve Amstrup, a senior scientist with Polar Bears International and an adjunct professor in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Zoology and Physiology, has been selected as a finalist to receive the Indianapolis Prize.

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UW Jazz Ensemble Concert Features Eminent Musician Antonio Garcia

March 22, 2012 — The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, the University of Wyoming’s premiere jazz group, along with UW Jazz Ensemble II, will present a public concert Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Arts and Sciences auditorium. Admission is free.

Governor, UW President, Vietnam Veteran to Speak at Memorial Rededication

March 21, 2012 — A Vietnam veterans’ memorial at the University of Wyoming will be rededicated at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30. The memorial is located on the east corner of Ninth and Ivinson streets, southwest of Old Main.

UW Religion Today Column for March 25-31: James the Brother of Jesus: Trial and Truth?

March 21, 2012 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues.

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“Celebrate India” Week at UW

March 21, 2012 — Various aspects of India’s culture and history will be showcased at the University of Wyoming during “Celebrate India” March 26-31, sponsored by the Indian students’ organization, Milaap. All events are free.

McMurry Foundation Donates $1 Million to UW School of Nursing

March 20, 2012 — Casper’s Wyoming Medical Center (WMC) nurses and area nurses will soon have the opportunity to advance their degrees in nursing, thanks to a $1 million donation to the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming.

Slow Start for UW Teams in Opening Spring Rodeo

March 20, 2012 — It was not the way the University of Wyoming rodeo teams expected to begin the spring portion of the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) schedule.

UW’s Energy Resources Council and Clean Coal Task Force to Meet

March 20, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) and the Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF) will meet Friday, March 30, in Room 307 at the UW College of Business Building. The ERC will hold a work session Saturday, March 31, at the UW Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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“Project Runway’s” Mondo Will Speak and Judge Fashion Show at UW Friday

March 20, 2012 — “Project Runway All Stars” finalist and season eight runner-up Mondo Guerra will speak Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW Central Scheduling Office Gains Acceptance

March 19, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s Central Scheduling Office this year will mark its fifth anniversary of providing a single point of contact for anyone who wants to use facilities and space at UW.

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UW Students’ Work Increases Power Company Rebates

March 19, 2012 — A pair of University of Wyoming students are mapping the lighting in several older campus buildings in a project that will make UW more energy efficient.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 25-March 31

March 19, 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.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 19-24

March 16, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled March 19-24 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Artists to Showcase Works Friday

March 16, 2012 — Artist Wendy Bredehoft, photographer Susan Moldenhauer and dancer Margaret Wilson will present “(r)evolve: Sequencing through Time & Place” Friday, March 23, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Berry Center auditorium.

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UW Theatre and Dance Wins at Regional Festival

March 16, 2012 — University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance students received top honors at the recent Region VII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and Northwest Drama Conference (NWDC), held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

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Brown and Gold License Plate Sales Reach 5,000

March 15, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association recently issued the 5,000th brown-and-gold license plate that funds scholarships to support UW students.

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Gallery 234 Will Feature African-American Art Exhibition at UW

March 15, 2012 — An African-American view of history and religion will be featured in Felicia Follum’s exhibition “Make it Plain,” March 19-April 2 in Gallery 234, room 004 in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

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Soft Ray Looks to Save Lives by Developing Rapid, Low-Cost System for Detection of Bacteria in Blood Platelets

March 15, 2012 — Paul E. Johnson envisions the day when most citizens can have their blood platelets checked quickly for bacteria at a low cost. And he has created the technology that he believes can make a difference in eventually saving lives.

UW Rodeo Teams Open Spring Season at Chadron State

March 15, 2012 — It may be March Madness for NCAA college basketball, but this month also signals the start of the rodeo season for the University of Wyoming teams.

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Aquila Theatre to Perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” at UW

March 14, 2012 — Aquila Theatre will perform a bold interpretation of “The Importance of Being Earnest” Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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UW Physics Professor Researches Possibility of Electronic Devices Produced on Smaller Scale

March 14, 2012 — Adrian Feiguin adheres to the notion that what drives knowledge is curiosity. It is that curiosity which has him on a quest to convert his theory that materials used in electronic devices -- such as cell phones and iPads -- can eventually be produced on a smaller level and made more energy efficient.

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UW Professor To Deliver President’s Speaker Series Talk in Laramie and Casper

March 14, 2012 — Donald L. Jarvis, Department of Molecular Biology professor, will give the University of Wyoming’s 2012 President’s Speaker Series talk on “A Virologist Gone Buggy: A Journey from Tumor Viruses to Insect Cell Biotechnology.”

Buying and Selling a Business Topic of Douglas Seminar

March 13, 2012 — A seminar on “How Do I Buy or Sell a Business?” will be offered Tuesday, March 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Eastern Wyoming College Douglas campus, 203 North 6th St.

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Forestry Land Management Company Grows with UW Business Incubator Assistance

March 13, 2012 — Property owners now have an effective weapon against the mountain pine beetles that have infested or killed an estimated 3.1 million acres of trees in the Rocky Mountains, leaving behind a rust-red landscape that was once green and teeming with life.

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Group Raises Money for Sculpture to Honor Longtime UW Worker

March 13, 2012 — Friends of longtime University of Wyoming employee Tommy Thompson are working to preserve his memory with a sculpture in one of the flower gardens he cultivated for decades.

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UW Eminent Musicians-in-Residence to Present Concert March 19

March 13, 2012 — Eminent musicians-in-residence, classical saxophonist Eugene Rousseau, along with the acclaimed Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

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Groundbreaking Scheduled for Joint UW, Casper College Facility

March 12, 2012 — Groundbreaking for a joint facility to be shared by the University of Wyoming and Casper College is set at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, at 125 College Drive in Casper. Those attending are asked to park in Lots P6 or P7 east of the Gateway Building.

UW Celebrates Alumni in Casper

March 12, 2012 — The University of Wyoming will reunite alumni living in Casper and surrounding areas at a reception Monday, March 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Petroleum Club in Casper. The event will follow the afternoon groundbreaking of the new UW/CC Center/Student Union building at Casper College.

UW Nordic Men’s Team National Runner-up, Cowgirls Third

March 12, 2012 — Despite a last-minute change in competition and a different venue, the University of Wyoming men’s and women’s Nordic ski teams placed second and third, respectively, at last weekend’s United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) championships in Bethel, Maine.

Vote for UW Staff Employee of the Year

March 12, 2012 — University of Wyoming staff, faculty and students can vote online for the staff employee of the year. The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, March 19.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 18-March 24

March 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.

UW 37th Annual Juried Student Exhibition to Close

March 9, 2012 — The final day to view the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition is Saturday, March 17.

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Anti-Racist Author is Keynote Speaker for UW’s Shepard Symposium

March 9, 2012 — Tim Wise, anti-racist essayist, author and educator, is the keynote speaker Wednesday, March 28, for the University of Wyoming's 16th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice.

Campus Construction Update for Week of March 11-17

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

UW Women’s, Men’s Nordic Ski Teams Second, Third Heading into Final Day at Nationals

March 9, 2012 — Before Friday’s competition at the 34th annual United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) Championships, University of Wyoming Co-Head Coach Rachel Watson said the mass start competition was the strongest event for both the Cowboys and Cowgirls.

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Denver Nuggets Tickets Available to UW Students

March 8, 2012 — University of Wyoming students can attend the Denver Nuggets basketball game Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Students Named Wyoming State Science Fair Sweepstakes Winners at UW

March 8, 2012 — Students from Green River, Greybull, Lander, Laramie and Pinedale were the top winners at the Wyoming State Science Fair, held March 4-6, on the University of Wyoming campus.

Sustainable Rangeland Management Publication Written

March 8, 2012 — A monumental project by the University of Wyoming and nearly 70 collaborating entities across the nation will help public and private groups better manage rangelands and understand their importance to the well-being of communities and economies, according to a UW professor.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Third Overall at National Championships

March 7, 2012 — It was a rough outing Wednesday for both the University of Wyoming Nordic club teams at the 34th annual United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) championships in Bethel, Maine.

UW Religion Today Column for March 11-17: Biblical Marriage: Do We Approve?

March 7, 2012 — One of the ideal goals of life held up by Christianity is that of a “biblical marriage.” This is a monogamous marriage between one man and one woman, usually seen as a loving and caring union. It receives the adjective “biblical” to clarify that the Bible approves of this form of marriage. This is accurate, but not the entire story.

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UW Selected to Host Regional Science Camp

March 7, 2012 — The University of Wyoming is among 20 sites nationwide selected to host an all-expenses-paid science camp offered to increase math and science interest among middle school students. This is UW's third year to host the prestigious program.

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UW Students to Present Poster Abstracts at Prestigious NSF Conference

March 7, 2012 — Because of their unique ability to translate complex science into something understandable and fun in the classroom for various age groups, University of Wyoming graduate students David Herr and Tommy Servantez are heading to the nation’s capital.

University Women’s Club Offers Scholarship to Non-Traditional Women Students

March 6, 2012 — The deadline is Monday, March 19, to apply for the University Women’s Club scholarship for non-traditional women students.

UW Higher Education Mental Health, Substance Abuse Summit in Casper

March 6, 2012 — Substance abuse issues facing college student military veterans will be the focus of the University of Wyoming’s fifth annual Higher Education Mental Health and Substance Abuse Summit March 28-29 in Casper.

UW’s Jech Captures National Nordic Ski Championship

March 6, 2012 — Cody sophomore Sierra Jech won the opening cross country race Tuesday at the 34th annual United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) championships March 6-10, in Bethel, Maine.

Berry Center Gate to Become Operational Friday, Access Permission Required

March 5, 2012 — The new Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center gate will begin operating Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m.

Nominate UW Employees for more than $18,000 in Cash, Prizes

March 5, 2012 — Nominations are being accepted now for an opportunity to win some of the more than $18,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded at this year’s University of Wyoming Staff Recognition Day event.

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UW Unveils WyoMobile App

March 5, 2012 — A new WyoMobile App provides a new way for students, faculty and staff members to have the University of Wyoming at their fingertips.

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UW’s Latchininsky Receives International Award for Excellence

March 5, 2012 — University of Wyoming Extension Entomologist and Associate Professor Alex Latchininsky and his team have received the International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award for Excellence.

View State Science Fair Exhibits at UW

March 5, 2012 — More than 300 students representing 48 Wyoming schools will compete in the Wyoming State Science Fair at the University of Wyoming this week.

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Winter Snow and Ice Tips

March 5, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department reminds everyone to be cognizant of the dangers of snow and ice while walking on the campus.

WWAMI Celebrates Two Anniversaries

March 5, 2012 — WWAMI, the unique medical education program that is helping train primary care doctors for rural practices in Wyoming and other Northwestern states, is celebrating two major milestones this year.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 11-March 17

March 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.

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Business Sprouts for UW Grad Student

March 2, 2012 — Nathan Storey never thought of himself as a good student. In fact, he considers it “amazing” that he’s about to graduate from the University of Wyoming with a doctorate in agronomy.

Campus Construction Update for Week of March 4-10

March 2, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

Nielson Energy Fellowship for Women, Minorities Available at UW

March 2, 2012 — An undergraduate fellowship, designed to promote recruitment of talented women and minority students planning careers in the energy sector, is available through the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Pronghorn Technologies Receives Boost from WTBC

March 2, 2012 — When Weston Welch first visited the Wyoming Technology Business Center, he was on a building tour with University of Wyoming college classmates. Today, with the help of the center’s expertise and resources, Welch’s start-up company occupies a laboratory in the facility and currently is demonstrating its technology to various factions of the United States military.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 5-9

March 2, 2012 — These are among activities scheduled March 5-9 at the University of Wyoming:

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WTBC Highlights Business Success Stories

March 2, 2012 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center has bolstered the state’s economy, helping more than 10 budding ideas blossom into full-blown businesses across the state and beyond.

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UW Art Department Hosts Inaugural Exhibition

March 1, 2012 — “Metal Inkorporated” is the inaugural exhibition scheduled in the University of Wyoming’s new Visual Arts Building gallery, located at the corner of Willett Drive and 22nd Street. The exhibition runs March 1-31, with a reception scheduled Friday, March 23, from 6-8 p.m., at the gallery.

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UW Art Museum Receives Papua New Guinea Objects Collection

March 1, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum recently acquired a gift from the Salgo Trust for Education that will be featured in the museum’s coming exhibition, “Journeys along the Sepik River: Tribal Art from Papua New Guinea,” that opens March 31. Admission is free.

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UW Student Has First Book Published

March 1, 2012 — A romantic adventure that takes eight young women from the slums into the world of high society is the theme of a new book written by University Wyoming student Breanna Richardson of Glenwood Springs, Colo.

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