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June 2012 Releases


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Campus Construction Update for July 1-7

June 29, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 1-7 at the University of Wyoming.

Gas, Coal Conversion Projects Gain Funding

June 29, 2012 — A proposal to study the conversion of natural gas to liquid fuels and chemicals, and a plan to convert coal to gas, liquids and other products, are on track to receive funding from the state of Wyoming.

UW, Other Land-grant Universities Offer Wildfire Protection Information Website

June 29, 2012 — Protecting a house from wildfire is detailed along with other fire-wise suggestions at a website managed by land-grant universities, including the University of Wyoming, and federal agencies.

UW Foundation Board Announces New Leadership

June 29, 2012 — Two University of Wyoming Foundation Board of Directors members will begin new leadership roles effective July 1.

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UW’s Ogden Receives Pentagon Grant to Research Subsurface Soil Flows Along Panama Canal

June 29, 2012 — By this time next year, a sea captain who safely navigates his cargo ship through the Panama Canal may want to tip his cap to Fred Ogden.

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Cheyenne Student Enjoys Unique Educational Journey

June 28, 2012 — When Cheyenne South High School student Pamela Velazquez stepped onto the University of Wyoming campus for the first time earlier this summer, her first impression was, “Wow, this place is huge!” Then, she asked, “Why are there so many bikes?”

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Evanston Student Impressed by UW Experience

June 28, 2012 — Having lived in Wyoming all of her life, Hunter Jetkoski-DeFries of Evanston wasn’t too keen on staying in Wyoming when it comes time to attend college. Then, earlier this summer, she stepped onto the University of Wyoming campus for the first time to attend the annual High School Institute (HSI).

Northern Rockies Skies for July

June 28, 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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Sheridan Student Explores Interests in UW Institute

June 28, 2012 — Sheridan High School student Grace Henderson spent some time in jail during her recent visit to Laramie.

UW Closed Wednesday for Independence Day

June 28, 2012 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed and summer classes dismissed Wednesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of July 1-July 7: Kitchens on the Cutting Edge

June 28, 2012 — Word association time. “Foodways.” Sounds boring, right? Try “technology” and “breakthrough.” They suggest excitement and newness. OK, one more: “kitchen.” “Kitchen” seems to lie on the unexciting end of the spectrum, nowhere near “technology” or certainly not near “breakthrough.”

IBM Chosen to Construct UW’s Campus Cluster

June 27, 2012 — IBM has been chosen to design and build the University of Wyoming’s campus cluster or high-performance computing center, which may have as many as 100 UW faculty members using it for their computational science research starting this fall.

UW Pharmacy Students Receive Awards

June 27, 2012 — The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy honored its outstanding students during the school's recent annual honors and awards banquet.

Website Keeps Farmers and Ranchers Apprised of Safety, Health Concerns

June 27, 2012 — Farmers and ranchers have an online resource for safety and health-related information.

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San Francisco Choir ‘Love Can Build a Bridge’ Tour July 12 at UW

June 26, 2012 — The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC), the world’s first openly gay chorus, will deliver its message of “understanding, compassion and acceptance” Thursday, July 12, at the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

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UW Alumna Returns for Lead Role in ‘Always … Patsy Cline’

June 26, 2012 — Lindsay Cozzens has been a vocalist since the age of 12. She was trained in opera, with polishing at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and a year at Ohio’s prestigious Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

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UW Summer Programs Offers Elitch Gardens Trip

June 26, 2012 — Both University of Wyoming students and non-students can experience the fun of Denver’s Elitch Gardens Thursday, July 12.

Longtime Native American Campsite in Jackson Hole Topic of AMK Ranch Talk Thursday

June 25, 2012 — A historic campsite occupied by generations of Native Americans near Jackson Hole is the topic for the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, June 28, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

June 25, 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.

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UW Plaza Projects Provide Connected, Visually Appealing Campus

June 25, 2012 — The first one honored the Simpson family. A few years later it was Dick and Lynne Cheney who were in the spotlight. And this fall, a third corner of the University of Wyoming’s central park, Prexy’s Pasture, will honor another stalwart Wyoming political family, the Sullivans.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 1-July 7

June 25, 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 June 24-30

June 22, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Foundation Announces New Board Members

June 22, 2012 — Baker Hughes Inc. Executive Chairman Chad Deaton and Hess Corp. Executive Vice President Greg Hill are new members of the University of Wyoming Foundation Board of Directors.

University of Wyoming Calendar for June 25-July 1

June 21, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled June 25-July 1 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Engineering Summer Program Students Excel in Math, Science

June 21, 2012 — Among their high school peers, these students know they’re in the minority.

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UW Student Honored in International Photo Contest

June 21, 2012 — Lindsey Miller of Laramie, a University of Wyoming art history student, was named honorable mention in an international photo contest sponsored by University Language Services.

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Local Students Receive Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Scholarships

June 20, 2012 — The University of Wyoming's Department of Theatre and Dance has awarded scholarships to young performers to attend the university's annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival July 11-22.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Non-resident

June 20, 2012 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following non-resident students at the completion of the 2012 spring semester.

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J Shogren Shanghai'd & Shipwrecked to perform at UW

June 19, 2012 — J Shogren and his band, Shanghai’d & Shipwrecked, will give a free concert from 11:45 a.m.- 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

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Sculpture Exhibition Transitions into Downtown Mural Project

June 19, 2012 — The final work of a multi-year University of Wyoming sculpture exhibition can now be seen in the UW Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Resident

June 19, 2012 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2012 spring semester.

UW Students Selected for Prestigious Tillman Military Awards

June 19, 2012 — Three University of Wyoming students received Tillman Military Scholars for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Brief History of Fisheries Management Topic of AMK Ranch Talk Thursday

June 18, 2012 — Throughout history, has fishing ever been good? That question will be answered during the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, June 21, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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UW Art Museum Welcomes New Artmobile Curator

June 18, 2012 — Tessa Dallarosa is the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s new Ann Simpson Artmobile curator.

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UW’s Tyler Schnaufer wins CNFR Team Roping National Title

June 18, 2012 — University of Wyoming’s Tyler Schnaufer ended a brilliant collegiate team roping career with life-long friend Shay Carroll when the duo won the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) championship Saturday night.

WIND Named Family-to-Family Health Information Center in Wyoming

June 18, 2012 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences received a one-year, $95,700 grant to become the Family-to-Family Health Information Center in Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 24-June 30

June 18, 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 June 17-23

June 15, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

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Celebrate the Summer Solstice at the UW Art Museum

June 15, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its annual summer solstice celebration Wednesday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Schnaufer, Van Aken Qualify for Saturday’s CNFR Championship Round

June 15, 2012 — Both University of Wyoming Cowboys Tyler Schnaufer and Clayton Van Aken have cleared the preliminary rounds at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. Now, it’s on to the championship round Saturday night.

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UW Math Program Attracts Researchers From Around World

June 15, 2012 — More than 40 graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and professors from around the world have gathered on the University of Wyoming campus to explore how mathematical models can be used in the fields of epidemiology and ecology.

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UW’s Schnaufer Eyes Team Roping Title at CNFR

June 15, 2012 — University of Wyoming team member Tyler Schnaufer can remember when he first started roping with partner Shay Carroll. The exact rodeo has long faded from memory because the duo has been roping together for 14 years.

Clean Coal Task Force Sets Monday Meeting

June 14, 2012 — The Wyoming Clean Coal Task Force will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m. Monday, June 18.

Mock Crime Scene Planned Friday Morning

June 14, 2012 — University of Wyoming Police Chief Mike Samp has a message for people traveling near the UW Anthropology Building Friday morning: Don’t be alarmed – it’s not real.

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Snowy Range Summer Theatre Continues With Patsy Cline Musical

June 14, 2012 — Country music legend Patsy Cline comes to life this summer as the Snowy Range Summer Theatre continues the 2012 season with “Always…Patsy Cline.”

University of Wyoming Calendar for June 18-24

June 14, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled June 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Hosts Students in Energy Summer Institute

June 14, 2012 — Twenty-one students from Wyoming and three other states will get a hands-on look at energy innovation at the University of Wyoming next week.

Engineering Summer Program Brings Students to UW

June 13, 2012 — Thirty-six incoming high school seniors from Wyoming, Colorado and Utah will explore various fields of engineering next week at the University of Wyoming.

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Seven UW Research Projects Chosen for First Cycle of Supercomputer Use

June 13, 2012 — The National Science Foundation has chosen seven University of Wyoming research projects -- ranging from hydrology of the Colorado River Basin to planet formation from star debris to fluid dynamics of wind turbines -- that will use the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne this fall.

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Singer Cary Judd Schedules UW Performance

June 12, 2012 — Singer and songwriter Cary Judd will perform a free concert Wednesday, June 20, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

State Seeks Proposals for Coal Innovation

June 12, 2012 — It’s getting a new name and an expanded mission, but a Wyoming task force is once again looking for scientific proposals aimed at advancing technologies to use coal in innovative ways.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of June 17-23: What the Gospels Left Out

June 12, 2012 — It is a dream of many Christians to visit the Land of Israel. They think of this region as "the Holy Land," the place where Jesus, Moses, David and other biblical heroes walked. They want to walk where these personages walked and see the land they saw.

UW Website Offers Suggestions to Help Reduce Wildfire Risks

June 12, 2012 — Landowners can reduce wildfire risks to houses, cabins and outbuildings by creating defensible spaces around them, according to wildfire experts.

Expert to Discuss Creating a Culture of Civility

June 11, 2012 — An expert on workplace civility will present seminars Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19, from 1:30-3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Business auditorium.

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Laramie Pollinator Parties to Be Held June 16 and 21

June 11, 2012 — Two pollinator awareness and surveying parties will be held this month to increase the public’s familiarity of the birds, bees and other insects that make food and flowers possible in Laramie.

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Marks Begins Term as Staff Senate President

June 11, 2012 — When he first came to the University of Wyoming in 2007 as a member of the Residence Life and Dining Services staff, Ben Marks knew little about the UW Staff Senate and its role within the university.

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National Safety Month and Summer Safety Fact Sheet

June 11, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHS) has joined the National Safety Council to promote National Safety Month in June.

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Summer Seminar Series Begins in Grand Teton National Park

June 11, 2012 — Ecology and conservation of large predator-large prey interactions in South America’s high Andes is the first topic for the summer seminar series that begins Thursday, June 14, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Non-resident

June 11, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2012 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Resident

June 11, 2012 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2012 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

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UW Promotes Samp to Police Chief

June 11, 2012 — A veteran member of the University of Wyoming Police Department, who has served as assistant chief since 2009, has been named chief of the UWPD.

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UW’s Tim Rush Receives WyDEC Master Distance Educator Award

June 11, 2012 — The Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDEC) recently presented its Master Distance Educator Award to University of Wyoming Elementary Education Professor Tim Rush.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 17-June 23

June 11, 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 June 10-16

June 8, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Conference Attracts Experts in Biogenic Natural Gas

June 8, 2012 — Experts from across the globe will gather at the University of Wyoming later this month to share their expertise and knowledge of biogenic natural gas at the Secondary Biogenic Natural Gas International Conference.

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Jang-Condell’s Research Focuses on Planet Formation In Solar System, Around Stars

June 7, 2012 — Hannah Jang-Condell was not one of those kids who gazed at the stars and dreamed of one day becoming an astromer. It was not even until her senior year at Harvard that she took a modern astrophysics course.

Short-handed UW Teams Head to CNFR

June 7, 2012 — Stranger things have happened, and you never know what to expect at any rodeo. Veteran University of Wyoming rodeo Coach George Howard knows that all too well.

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The Patti Fiasco to Perform at UW Wednesday

June 7, 2012 — The Patti Fiasco will perform a free concert Wednesday, June 13, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

University of Wyoming Calendar for June 11-17

June 7, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled June 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW's Ogden to Create Computer Model of Upper Colorado River Basin's Hydrology

June 7, 2012 — For nine decades, the Colorado River Basin Compact has provided the water allocation blueprint for communities located in the Upper and Lower basins. While that 1922 water distribution agreement remains intact, other factors -- climate, land use and population -- in the seven states that comprise the region have undergone vast changes over the years.

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UW’s Douglas to Provide Colorado River Basin Communities with Data to Make Sound Water-Use Decisions

June 7, 2012 — – In the last decade, a number of California companies -- with employees in tow -- fled the Golden State and relocated to less expensive real estate between Denver and Boulder to set up shop.

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UW’s Mavriplis Goes With the Flow When Researching Aerodynamic Designs in Computer Models

June 7, 2012 — As a boy, Dimitri Mavriplis built model airplanes and became knowledgeable about the industry through his father, Fotis, who was manager of the aerodynamics department at Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal, Quebec.

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Geerts Hopes to Answer Mysteries of Cloud Seeding Through Supercomputing Model

June 6, 2012 — Bart Geerts likes to chase storms high in the mountains. And, oftentimes, he helps contribute to them.

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UW's Chen to Use Supercomputer to Model Seismic Events to Improve Warning System

June 6, 2012 — When Po Chen talks about lives lost in recent, major seismic events -- such as the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China, and the 2011 tsunami off the coast of Japan -- he slowly shakes his head.

UW Students Receive U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships

June 6, 2012 — University of Wyoming students from Casper, Green River and Laramie were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study abroad this summer.

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UW’s Wang Focuses on Optimizing Supercomputer, Improving Reliability of High-Performance Computers

June 6, 2012 — Numerous University of Wyoming professors plan to use the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) for their high-level computational research this fall. Liqiang Wang is the person who is going to help make sure things go off without a hitch.

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Gift Expands UW Bike Library

June 5, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s Pokes' Spokes Bike Library is expanding. Cycle Wyoming recently funded 10 new bicycles, plus locks, helmets and UW bike permits.

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UW, City of Laramie Project Helps Water Drainage, Jacoby Golf Course

June 5, 2012 — A joint project by the University of Wyoming and the city of Laramie will improve storm water drainage for the east side of town along Grays Gable Road, and also will enhance the aesthetics of Jacoby Golf Course.

Allatorre Named UW Assistant Dean of Students

June 4, 2012 — Helen M. Alatorre will begin duties July 16 as the University of Wyoming’s assistant dean of students for leadership.

Applications Accepted for Sloan Research Fellowships

June 4, 2012 — Applications are now being accepted for Sloan Research Fellowships -- worth $50,000 each -- in eight fields: chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, computational biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics. Nominations are due Sept. 15, 2012.

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Expert to Discuss Networking at Sheridan, Gillette Meetings

June 4, 2012 — entrepreneurs and business owners will have an opportunity to learn ways to elevate their networking abilities to the next level at the June e2e events in Sheridan and Gillette, sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC).

New UW Vehicle Regulation Requires Motor Vehicle Records Check

June 4, 2012 — As a result of the new Vehicle Regulation and Policy, the University of Wyoming’s Risk Management and Insurance office is required to check motor vehicle records for all employees, students and volunteers before they will be allowed to drive for university business. This applies to all driving, whether doing so in a personal, rental or UW vehicle.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 10-June 16

June 4, 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 June 3-9

June 1, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

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GEAR UP, UW Students To Teach Science to Wyoming Middle, High School Students This Summer

June 1, 2012 — GEAR UP Wyoming and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) -- with an assist from University of Wyoming students -- are teaming up to bring atmospheric and computational science to the state’s middle and high school students this summer.

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