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May 2012 Releases


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Student in Energy Resource Management Receives First Cameco Scholarship

May 31, 2012 — A University of Wyoming student from Laramie County is the recipient of the first Cameco Corporation Scholarship at UW.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Week of June 4-10

May 31, 2012 — The following are among the activities scheduled June 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Offers Trip to See Colorado Rockies Baseball Game

May 31, 2012 — University of Wyoming Summer Programs offers both students and non-students an opportunity to see the Colorado Rockies play the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, June 13, at 6:40 p.m.

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UW Offers Workshops in Collaborative Decision Making for Natural Resource Issues

May 31, 2012 — Workshops in natural resources negotiation, facilitation and collaborative decision making will be offered this summer in Jackson, Casper, Laramie and Cody.

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Grub Street Writer to Perform at UW Wednesday

May 30, 2012 — Denver-based band Grub Street Writer will perform from 11:45 a.m-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

Northern Rockies Skies for June

May 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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UW Police Chief Resigns

May 30, 2012 — University of Wyoming Police Department Chief Troy Lane is resigning to take the job of chief of police for the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

UW Students Win ‘Future of Energy’ Scholarships

May 30, 2012 — Two University of Wyoming students studying energy resource management and development are recipients of the York Future of Energy Scholarship at UW.

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UW Summer Theatre Opens June 5-9 with Comedy

May 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Theatre opens its 2012 season with “The Santaland Diaries,” humorist David Sedaris’ irreverent and hilarious tale of his stint as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display.

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Auditions for UW Children’s Theatre Production to Begin June 6

May 29, 2012 — Children ages 8-17 are invited to audition Wednesday, June 6, for a University of Wyoming Theatre for Young Audiences production of “Evo-Cete: The Big Blue Journey.”

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Ettema Elected Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand

May 29, 2012 — University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Rob Ettema was recently elected a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), for his contribution to the advancement of practices in the field of bridge engineering.

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Professor Accepts UW School of Energy Resources Appointment

May 29, 2012 — A professor who built his faculty career at the University of Wyoming has accepted a joint appointment to the UW School of Energy Resources (SER) and the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS).

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Non-resident

May 29, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2012 spring semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of June 3-9: Why is Syria Killing its People?

May 29, 2012 — Last week, military forces in Syria bombed and rampaged through Houla, killing more than 100 civilians, nearly one-third who were children.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 3-June 9

May 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.

Campus Construction Update for Week of May 27-June 2

May 25, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 27-June 2 at the University of Wyoming:

Student Wins Fellowship for Hydrogen Research

May 25, 2012 — A University of Wyoming senior in chemistry is the recipient of the Nielson Excellence Fellowship in Energy Studies for the 2012-13 academic year at UW.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Week of May 28-June 2

May 25, 2012 — The following is among the activities scheduled May 28-June 2 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Resident

May 25, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2012 spring semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

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UW Extension Research May Help Wyoming Vegetable Gardeners

May 25, 2012 — Research by the University of Wyoming Extension may help gardeners in the state select varieties of tomatoes, peppers, beets and carrots based on yield and nutritional content.

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UW Summer Programs Offers Water World Trip

May 25, 2012 — University of Wyoming Summer Programs offers both UW students and non-students an opportunity to experience the fun of Water World Thursday, June 21.

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UW Writer-in-Residence Reaches Summit of Everest

May 25, 2012 — Twenty-six years after he unsuccessfully attempted to climb Mount Everest as a graduate student at the University of Wyoming, Mark Jenkins has reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain.

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Saturday U: Free One-Day College Education Program June 2 in Jackson

May 24, 2012 — Writing and censorship, waterfowl management and comparisons of two popular museum exhibitions are among topics for discussion Saturday, June 2, for the summer term of Saturday U -- the University of Wyoming's free one-day college education program.

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University of Wyoming Study Reveals Robust Wyoming Sheep Industry

May 24, 2012 — Wyoming has a robust sheep industry, and sheep production will likely remain a vital part of the state’s agricultural economy for the foreseeable future, according to a study conducted by University of Wyoming researchers.

UW Continues International Advanced Coal Research, Collaborations

May 24, 2012 — For six days in June, researchers from the University of Wyoming will address critical issues of advanced coal use at the 2012 International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference in Shaanxi Province, China. They also will tour coal conversion facilities in the region.

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UW Faculty Member, Students Win Anadarko Fellowships

May 24, 2012 — A University of Wyoming faculty member and seven students are recipients of Anadarko Fellowships for Excellence in Energy Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.

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Danielle Ate the Sandwich to Perform at UW Wednesday

May 23, 2012 — Fort Collins-based musician Danielle Anderson, who goes by the stage name Danielle Ate the Sandwich, will perform 11:45 a.m-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

University of Wyoming President’s Honor Roll: Resident

May 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2012 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

UW Nursing Graduates Honored

May 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing recognized the school’s top graduating students during its recent convocation.

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UW Offers Resource for Mitigating Energy Development Impacts to Wildlife

May 23, 2012 — “Natural Gas Development and Wildlife Mitigation: A Primer” is now available from the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

Annual Cowboy Youth Classic June 22-23 in Laramie

May 22, 2012 — Beef, goat, hog and lamb fitting and showing clinics begin the Cowboy Youth Classic in Laramie Friday and Saturday, June 22-23.

University of Wyoming President’s Honor Roll: Non-Resident

May 22, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2012 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

UW Submits Budget Reduction Plan to Governor

May 22, 2012 — In response to a request from Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Legislature, University of Wyoming officials have arrived at a plan to reduce UW’s budget by $15.7 million annually.

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UW Summer Programs Offers Trip to Denver’s Westword Music Festival

May 22, 2012 — University of Wyoming Summer Programs is offering both UW students and non-students an opportunity to experience Denver’s largest music festival for a fraction of the cost.

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Guidebook Ranks UW among Nation’s Top Green Colleges

May 21, 2012 — The University of Wyoming is again ranked among the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to a guidebook published by the Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Photos of Summer Programs at UW

May 21, 2012 — Several newspapers in Wyoming and surrounding states are encouraging the University of Wyoming to provide them with photos of students and others who are participating in summer camps, institutes, workshops and other activities at UW.

UW Closed Memorial Day

May 21, 2012 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day.

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UW Colleges Recognize Faculty/Staff Achievements

May 21, 2012 — Each year, all University of Wyoming colleges recognize the accomplishments of outstanding faculty and staff members. The colleges honored the following individuals during the 2011-2012 academic year:

Wyoming Business Tips for May 27-June 2

May 21, 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 the Week of May 20-26

May 18, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Week of May 21-27

May 18, 2012 — The following is among the activities scheduled May 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Researchers Conduct Water Management Research Project in Ethiopia

May 18, 2012 — University of Wyoming students Ryan Anderson of Cheyenne and Jason Edwards of Spicewood, Texas, experienced life in a new culture and gained valuable research skills while working on a water management research project in Ethiopia.

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UW Students Research Value of Satellite Images for Monitoring Wyoming Resources

May 18, 2012 — Students at the University of Wyoming found that aspen had budded earlier in a drought year, and that surface area estimates from satellite images matched well with corresponding water levels in Woodruff Narrows Reservoir near Evanston.

UW Alumni Association Awards Scholarships

May 17, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association recently awarded scholarships to Wyoming high school graduates. Recipients, selected annually from five districts within the state, each will receive $1,500 per year for four years.

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UW’s Melinkovich Receives National Manufacturing Certification

May 17, 2012 — Matt Melinkovich has been named a certified black belt -- in manufacturing.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of May 20-26: Marriage: Before God or Man?

May 16, 2012 — Last week, President Obama finally did it. After several years of an evolving position on gay marriage, he stated unambiguously that he thinks people of the same sex have the right to marry; no compelling reason exists to prevent it.

UW Students Honored at Torchlight Laurels

May 16, 2012 — University of Wyoming students were recognized and awarded for their community service and academic achievements at the recent Torchlight Laurels and Greek Award ceremonies.

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UW Summer Concert Series Begins with Tim Bruns

May 16, 2012 — A popular summer concert series returns to the University of Wyoming with a performance by versatile musician Tim Bruns from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, on Simpson Plaza on the west side of the Wyoming Union.

UW Upward Bound Program Receives Five-Year Funding

May 16, 2012 — A college preparatory program for eligible high school students offered through the University of Wyoming has received federal funding for the next five years.

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Snowy Range Summer Theatre Presents 2012 Season

May 15, 2012 — An irreverent, hilarious tale of a Christmas elf gone bad; a family-friendly, toe-tapping tribute to a country music legend; and a romantic musical about the roller coaster of love are all subjects of the 59th season of Snowy Range Summer Theatre.

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Summer Workshop in Jackson Examines Memory Disorders

May 15, 2012 — Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders will be the focus of a workshop Thursday, June 7, at Snow King Resort in Jackson.

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UW Atmospheric Science Professor Receives National Water Research Award

May 15, 2012 — Bart Geerts, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Atmospheric Science, has made a national “impact” with his cloud-seeding research.

Rocky Mountain Power Presents Two UW Faculty Awards for Economic Development

May 14, 2012 — Rocky Mountain Power, in partnership with the University of Wyoming, recognized two current UW faculty members with the UW Faculty Service Award for Economic Development.

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Summer Exhibitions Open at UW Art Museum

May 14, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will open its new summer exhibitions during a free public reception Friday, May 18, from 6-8 p.m.

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UW Clinic Offers Free Services

May 14, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Speech and Hearing Clinic is offering free services this summer.

UW Spraying Schedule

May 14, 2012 — Contractors will begin spraying trees to control beetles beginning Wednesday, May 16, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Website Feedback Session is Tuesday

May 14, 2012 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff members are invited to a website feedback session 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, May 15, in the College of Business auditorium.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 20-May 26

May 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.

Campus Construction Update for Week of May 13-19

May 11, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 13-19 at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Week of May 14-19

May 11, 2012 — The following is among the activities scheduled May 14-19 at the University of Wyoming:

UW College of Business Students Nominate Local Businesses for Regional Awards

May 11, 2012 — University of Wyoming College of Business students were instrumental in getting two Wyoming businesses nominated -- and selected -- for the prestigious Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Awards for Business Ethics.

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UW Students Take on Cyber Security Challenge

May 11, 2012 — A team of University of Wyoming students knows what it takes to thwart cyber attacks targeting the United States.

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UW Conference Center Reaches Out to Campus Community

May 10, 2012 — When the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) was making plans to host a forum on the hot national topic of hydraulic fracturing in 2011, there was little debate about where to hold the event.

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UW International Studies Students to Present Field Work in Jackson

May 10, 2012 — Three University of Wyoming international studies master of arts degree students will present results of their fieldwork Monday, May 14, in Jackson. The presentation, at 5:30 p.m. at the Wort Hotel Jackson Room, is free and open to the public.

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UW Names New Admissions Director

May 10, 2012 — A longtime University of Wyoming Division of Student Affairs employee has been promoted to UW’s director of admissions.

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Women in Science Conference at UW Provides STEM Career Possibilities

May 10, 2012 — Students learned how to swab their own saliva for DNA; tested their green thumb to grow tomato plants in a cut-up plastic soda bottle; and identified various animals by using clues that included skull size and teeth shape. And some even got to observe a human cadaver.

Daniels Fund Scholarship to Aid UW Adult Learners

May 9, 2012 — A $50,000 Daniels Fund gift will fund adult learners for up to two years while they complete their first bachelor’s degree at the University of Wyoming.

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UW College of Arts and Sciences to Hold Annual Awards Banquet

May 9, 2012 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences will hold its annual awards banquet Saturday, May 19, to honor outstanding former faculty and alumni at the UW Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

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UW/CC Center Commencement May 10

May 8, 2012 — The University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center’s commencement ceremony will honor 129 graduates Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casper Events Center.

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UW Helps Produce New Atlas of Yellowstone

May 8, 2012 — A comprehensive, hard-bound reference book filled with colorful maps and data-rich graphics of the greater Yellowstone area has been published, in part through the efforts of the University of Wyoming.

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UW Scientist’s Paper Will Have First-Ever Primer Accompany in GENETICS Journal

May 8, 2012 — Editors of the scientific journal GENETICS will have a primer accompany a research paper submitted by a University of Wyoming scientist.

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High School, Community College Teams Claim Honors at Model United Nations at UW

May 7, 2012 — High school and community college teams from across the state claimed awards during the recent Wyoming Model United Nations (WMUN) event hosted by the University of Wyoming International Studies Program.

UW/CC Staff Members Recognized

May 7, 2012 — Several members of the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center staff recently were recognized for their service to the university.

UW Alumni Association Scholarship Auction Nets Record $45,000

May 7, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) netted an all-time record of $45,157 during its 21st annual Scholarship Auction, presented by Infinity Power and Controls, Capital One and the Holiday Inn-Laramie.

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UW Sustainable Laramie 2050 Essay Contest Winners Announced

May 7, 2012 — Ian Gonella of Jackson, a student in energy resource science, won first prize in the recent Laramie 2050 essay contest sponsored by the University of Wyoming Campus Sustainability Committee.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

May 7, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointment during its May meeting Friday, May 4.

UW’s Energy Resources Council and Clean Coal Task Force to Meet May 18

May 7, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) and Clean Coal Task Force (CCTF) will meet 8 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the UW Conference Center in the Hilton Garden Inn.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 13-May 19

May 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.

Campus Construction Update for Week of May 6-12

May 4, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Two UW Faculty Members Receive Stewardship Awards

May 4, 2012 — The University of Wyoming awarded President’s Faculty Stewardship Awards to professors Larry Weatherford and Doug Hixon.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 7-13

May 4, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled May 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Engineering Students Win Regional Student Design Competition

May 4, 2012 — A University of Wyoming team claimed first place among 19 university teams in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) recent design competition in Baton Rouge, La.

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UW to host “Power Generation and the Environment: Choices and Economic Trade-Offs” Symposium Oct. 1-2

May 4, 2012 — Determining the economic and environmental “sweet spot” of power generation is the objective of “Power Generation & the Environment: Choices and Economic Trade-offs,” a symposium hosted by the University of Wyoming Oct. 1-2.

UW Trustees Act to Begin Last Residence Hall Project

May 4, 2012 — Work will begin soon on the final piece of a major project to upgrade University of Wyoming residence halls to meet the needs of today’s college students.

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UW Trustees Elect Officers

May 4, 2012 — Businessman David Bostrom of Worland today (Friday) was elected as president of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission to Meet Wednesday in Casper

May 3, 2012 — The state’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Petroleum Club, 1301 Wilkins Circle, in Casper. The meeting is open to the public.

Shell Teams with WRI to Boost Processing Efficiencies

May 3, 2012 — Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., and Western Research Institute (WRI) have entered into a three-year, $1.12 million applied research and development program to advance WRI technologies for characterizing asphaltene components in heavy oil.

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Trustees Honor UW Associate VP for Diversity

May 3, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Thursday) honored UW Associate Vice President for Diversity Nell Russell with the Trustees’ Award of Merit.

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UW Foundation Creates New Resource to Help Faculty Secure Private Funding

May 3, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Foundation has created a new resource -- the Foundation Resource Center (FRC) -- that will help UW faculty and staff research and approach private foundations to provide additional funding for their projects.

UW Has Opportunity for Major Engineering Facilities Upgrade, Trustees Told

May 3, 2012 — The University of Wyoming has an opportunity for a major facilities upgrade for its College of Engineering and Applied Science to better fulfill the state’s ambition for UW to become a “tier one academic and research institution,” university trustees were told Thursday.

UW Religion Today Column for May 6-12: Morality: The Face of Public Christianity

May 3, 2012 — A non-Christian who read recent newspapers to learn about Christianity might arrive at the following picture: Christianity believes that marriage is between a man and woman, so no marriage between members of the same sex. Christianity believes life begins at conception, so no abortion and no stem cell research. Christianity believes that God created the universe, so evolution should not be taught. Sexual activity belongs in marriage, so no premarital sex.

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Women in Science Conference at UW Designed to Get Young Women Excited About STEM Careers

May 3, 2012 — About 400 junior high and high school girls from across the state will descend on the University of Wyoming Tuesday, May 8. They won’t be cheerleaders waving pom poms, but rather budding scientists shaking lab beakers and potential future engineers solving math equations.

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Federal Reserve District President to Speak at UW May 7

May 2, 2012 — Esther George, the new president and CEO of the 10th Federal Reserve District in Kansas City, Mo., will speak at 3:15 p.m. Monday, May 7, in the University of Wyoming College of Business.

UW A Capella Group to Perform Locally

May 2, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s male a capella ensemble, the Happy Jacks, will perform May 7-15 in Douglas, Newcastle, Sheridan, Jackson, Rock Springs and Rawlins, and Rapid City, S.D.

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UW Names Student Employee of the Year

May 2, 2012 — Sristi Gautam of Nepal, a graduating senior in business administration, has been chosen as the University of Wyoming’s Student Employee of the Year.

UW’s “Opera in a Gym” Staged in Wyoming Schools

May 2, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s Fine Arts Outreach, in conjunction with the UW Department of Music, is bringing the “Opera in a Gym” program to Wyoming school children the next two weeks.

College of Engineering Planning Update Tops Agenda for UW Trustees

May 1, 2012 — An update on plans for a major renovation and construction project for the College of Engineering and Applied Science tops the agenda for the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees May 3-4.

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Company’s Spin-Out Agreement with UW Looks to Sustain Long-Term Production of Coal-Bed Methane

May 1, 2012 — Enwyo LLC recently finalized a spin-out agreement with the University of Wyoming, a deal that could add value to the state’s natural resources by reviving dormant, economically-depleted coal-bed methane wells in the Powder River Basin.

UW College of Arts and Sciences Names 2012 Outstanding Graduates

May 1, 2012 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences has selected its outstanding graduating students for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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