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For Second Year in a Row UW Private Giving Exceeds $40 Million

July 31, 2012 — Private giving to the University of Wyoming exceeded $40 million for the fiscal year ending June 30. It is the second year in a row -- and the first time in UW history -- that the UW Foundation has raised more than $40 million in private support in two consecutive years.

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Bird Hybridization Topic of AMK Ranch Talk Thursday

July 30, 2012 — Hybridization of birds is the next topic for the weekly summer lecture series scheduled Thursday, Aug. 2, 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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Bison Run Village Grand Opening Set for Aug. 13

July 30, 2012 — A grand opening for the University of Wyoming’s new Bison Run Village Apartments is set for Monday, Aug. 13, at 3 p.m. at the new complex located on the east campus.

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Interim UW Human Resources Director Named

July 30, 2012 — -- Richard DelaCastro, a consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the profession, has been named interim director of the University of Wyoming Department of Human Resources.

New Leadership Wyoming Class to Hold Orientation Session at UW

July 30, 2012 — Four Wyoming communities -- Dubois, Meeteetse, Pine Bluffs and Recluse -- will be represented for the first time with the 13th Leadership Wyoming class.

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UW's Carol Frost Selected for Leadership Academy

July 30, 2012 — Wyoming has much to offer in discussions about addressing issues facing higher education nationwide, says Carol Frost, who will represent the University of Wyoming during an Academy for State Policy Leadership Aug. 6-7 in Chicago.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 5-11

July 30, 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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Campus Construction Update for July 29-Aug. 4

July 27, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 29-Aug. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Presence to Be Strong at ESA's Annual Meeting

July 27, 2012 — More than 30 University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students will present their research findings at the 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland, Oregon, Aug. 5-10.

Local Students Receive Health Care Career Choices at UW Camp

July 26, 2012 — Ashley Faber has tried other summer programs, such as horse or Girl Scout camps, but nothing compared to a health care camp she attended at the University of Wyoming.

Northern Rockies Skies for August

July 26, 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.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 30-Aug. 4

July 26, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled July 30-Aug. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Health Care Camp Offers Choices for Lander Students

July 26, 2012 — Kamille Brough felt a little squeamish knowing that she had to start an IV on one of the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences simulator arms.

UW Hosts Jackson Town Meeting to Focus on Internationalization

July 26, 2012 — Teton County residents are invited to share ideas about improving internationalization efforts during a town meeting Thursday, Aug. 9, from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Commissioners Chambers in the County Administration Building, 200 S. Willow.

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UW Summer Health Care Camp Gives Evanston Students Hands-on Experience

July 26, 2012 — Hailey Mazurkiewicz wants to give back to her family and community. Mazurkiewicz, who will be a sophomore at Evanston High School this fall, has spent a lot of time in hospitals, visiting ailing relatives. That has prompted her to prepare for a career in the health field, either as a pediatrician or a nurse.

UW Unit to Distribute Deaf-Blind Equipment in Wyoming

July 26, 2012 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has selected the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming to be the sole authorized entity certified to participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) for Wyoming.

ASUW President Selects Executive Team

July 25, 2012 — Joel Defebaugh, president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW), is recommending the hiring of six members to his executive team for the 2012-13 academic year.

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Rob Drabkin to Perform at UW

July 25, 2012 — Popular Colorado musician Rob Drabkin will perform a free show from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

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Summer Camp Prepares Green River Students for Careers in Health Care Field

July 25, 2012 — Even at a young age, Green River High School junior-to-be Logan Fox knows the state of Wyoming is facing a shortage of health care professionals. Finding ways to resolve the problem falls on his generation, he says.

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UW Graduate Student Judith Odhiambo Wins Schlumberger Foundation Grant

July 25, 2012 — University of Wyoming graduate student Judith Odhiambo has won a 2012 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship grant of up to $50,000 per year to continue her Ph.D. studies in conservation agriculture practices.

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UW Summer Camp Motivates Pinedale Students to Consider Health Care Profession

July 25, 2012 — Taner Trujillo has always been interested in a healthcare profession, but the soon-to-be Pinedale High School junior wondered what path to take to achieve his dream.

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UW Summer Camp Sparks Students’ Interest in Health Care Profession

July 25, 2012 — Learning to start an IV and applying sutures were among hands-on projects for 40 Wyoming high school students participating in the recent second Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Healthcare Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

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New Mural in Downtown Laramie

July 24, 2012 — Artist Meghan Meier is painting a mural titled "Escape" on the north and east walls of Undercover Beds and Spas at Garfield and Second streets in Laramie.

UW Religion Today Column for July 29-Aug. 4: Death and Evil

July 24, 2012 — On Monday morning, the Washington Post carried a pair of headlining articles. One focused on the mass murder in Aurora last week, the other on a pickup truck crash in Texas. In the first, 12 people were killed and more than 50 wounded, while in the second 14 people were killed and 9 injured.

UW Team Joins Unique Collaborative to Improve Student Health

July 24, 2012 — A team of students, faculty, staff and administrators from the University of Wyoming joined similar teams from 32 institutions from across the country in Washington, D.C., to learn about improving the health of their students by reducing harms associated with high-risk drinking.

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National Foundation Selects UW Faculty Member for Inaugural Faculty Scholars Program

July 23, 2012 — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation recently selected Lawrence Staubach, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, for its inaugural Faculty Scholars Program class.

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UW’s Ukrainetz among ASHA Fellows

July 23, 2012 — The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) has bestowed its highest honor upon University of Wyoming Professor Teresa Ukrainetz.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 29-Aug. 4

July 23, 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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Campus Construction Update for Week of July 22-28

July 20, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

McNair Students to Present Research Work at UW

July 20, 2012 — This summer’s McNair Scholars Research Symposium is reaching a milestone at the University of Wyoming -- its 20th anniversary of students presenting their research work with UW faculty mentors.

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UW Students Use Pressure Tactics to Teach Science to GEAR UP Wyoming Students

July 20, 2012 — Three University of Wyoming students put some “pressure” on high school and middle school students from Riverton and Lander recently. The science kind, that is.

Wildfire Impacts on Yellowstone Streams Topic of AMK Ranch Talk Thursday

July 20, 2012 — The impact of wildfires on Yellowstone National Park streams is this week’s topic for the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, July 26, 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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Glendo High School Student Benefits from UW Summer Program

July 19, 2012 — This is one time Kaycee Perez didn’t mind listening to her older brother. The soon-to-be Glendo High School senior is following in her brother Leo’s path to higher education. The siblings' educational decisions were influenced by their participation in a summer high school program at the University of Wyoming.

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It Gets Worse to Perform at UW

July 19, 2012 — Wyoming ska and reggae band It Gets Worse will perform a free show from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 23-29

July 19, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled July 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Hires Design Firm for Sheridan Ag Facility

July 19, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s efforts to strengthen its presence in northern Wyoming will receive a significant boost as a result of action taken by the UW Board of Trustees Thursday.

UW Trustees Authorize Performing Arts, Half Acre, White Hall Bonds

July 19, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted Thursday to issue $39.7 million in bonds to help fund major renovations and expansions of three campus buildings, and to refinance a prior bond issue.

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Soccer Brings Nepali Community Together

July 18, 2012 — Far from home, a group of University of Wyoming students from Nepal enjoys the cool summer evening playing soccer on the recreation fields on the east end of campus.

Summer Teaching Institute at the UW Art Museum

July 18, 2012 — Participants in the University of Wyoming Art Museum Summer Teaching Institute, scheduled July 23-27, will use art as inspiration for teaching and learning, and also to build school and community partnerships for art education.

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UW Offers Trip to See Hairspray at Fort Collins Dinner Theater

July 18, 2012 — Both University of Wyoming students and non-students can enjoy a live performance of the musical "Hairspray” Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Carousel Dinner Theater in Fort Collins, Colo.

UW Summer Program Prepares High School Students for College

July 18, 2012 — Sixteen high school students from six states are conducting research projects and gaining insights on how to succeed in college through a summer program at the University of Wyoming.

Chinese Scientists Visit UW to Collaborate on Coal Research

July 17, 2012 — A delegation of scientists from China’s Shaanxi Province will visit Wyoming this month as part of a joint U.S.-China clean-coal research project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and its Chinese counterpart.

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Rock Springs High School Student Develops Research Skills Through UW Program

July 17, 2012 — A field trip last school year to learn more about the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources program has helped Kassidee Brown narrow her career interests.

Upward Bound Students to Present Summer Research Findings

July 17, 2012 — Students in the University of Wyoming Upward Bound Program will present the results of their summer research Thursday, July 19, from 9-11 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. The public is invited to the symposium to meet the students and learn about their research findings.

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UW Art Museum to Present Panel Discussion: Papua New Guinea: Tales of Three Travelers

July 17, 2012 — panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition, “Journeys along the Sepik River: Tribal Art from Papua New Guinea,” will be held Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m. in Room 111 of the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building at 22nd Street and Willett Drive.

Display Honors UW’s Deans of Women

July 16, 2012 — A portrait montage honoring the individuals who served in the position of dean of women at the University of Wyoming can now be seen at the Dean of Students office lobby in Knight Hall.

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UW Associate Professor Studies Advertising in New York City

July 16, 2012 — “Mad Men” and “The Pitch” are two television shows that highlight advertising. A University of Wyoming professor got to experience this life firsthand.

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UW Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Sets Public Performance This Week

July 16, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival concludes with public performances July 18 and July 21.

UW Trustees Set Retreat, Special Meeting in Gillette

July 16, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will conduct a special meeting and board retreat July 18-20 at the Gillette College Tech Center Boardroom.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 22-28

July 16, 2012 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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Campus Construction Update for Week of July 15-21

July 13, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

Environmental Change of Grand Teton Lakes Topic of AMK Ranch Talk Thursday

July 13, 2012 — Human-produced nitrogen and its effects on organisms found in Grand Teton National Park lakes is this week’s topic for the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, July 19, 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 Professor, Student Part of Team that Made Monumental Excavation in Israel

July 13, 2012 — Religious scholars and ancient historians should reexamine how they view the economic status of people living in Israel’s Sea of Galilee region during the fourth through sixth centuries, according to a University of Wyoming professor who was part of the team that excavated a stunning mosaic floor decorating the interior of an ancient synagogue building.

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UW Receives Biggest-Ever Research Grant to Study Water

July 13, 2012 — A plan to research what may be the single most important set of issues for Wyoming and the Intermountain West has brought the University of Wyoming the single largest grant in its history.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 16-22

July 12, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled July 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Adjunct Professor Steven Amstrup Wins World’s Leading Animal Conservation Award

July 12, 2012 — His search to understand polar bears has taken him to one of the world’s harshest environments– a frozen seascape where temperatures plummet below zero and the sun isn’t seen for months. Steven C. Amstrup, an adjunct professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Zoology and Physiology, was selected from among a group of six outstanding finalists to receive the 2012 Indianapolis Prize – the world’s leading award for animal conservation.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of July 15-21: The Huqoq Synagogue Mosaics

July 12, 2012 — Since my last column, you may have seen that Huqoq, the ancient Galilean village I have been discussing recently, has been in the international news. The team announced the discovery of two parts of a mosaic synagogue floor: A scene of the biblical hero Samson and a Hebrew inscription with the heads of women on either side. (See the links below.) It is dated to roughly the fourth to sixth century.

Wyoming Writing Workshop Comes to Laramie

July 12, 2012 — The Wyoming Department of Education and the University of Wyoming Writing Project have joined together to bring the Wyoming Writer’s Workshop to Laramie July 16-20, at Laramie Junior High School.

Simpson, Ruckelshaus, Turner to Speak on Natural Resource Collaboration in Cody

July 11, 2012 — A panel of experienced political and natural resource leaders will discuss the value of collaboration in natural resource management during a roundtable discussion in Cody next month.

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The Lonesome Heroes to Perform at UW

July 11, 2012 — Austin-based band The Lonesome Heroes will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

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Baltimore Ravens Vice President Kevin Rochlitz to Speak at WTBC Event July 18

July 10, 2012 — University of Wyoming graduate Kevin Rochlitz, a vice president for the Baltimore Ravens, will discuss his career path from his roots in Powell to one of the most successful NFL franchises during a public presentation Wednesday, July 18.

UW President Among Those to Attend Powell Research Center Field Day

July 10, 2012 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan and others will discuss connecting UW to Wyoming citizens during the Powell Research and Extension (R&E) Center field day Tuesday, July 17.

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Dave Stallings is UW Employee of the Quarter

July 9, 2012 — Dave Stallings, assistant supervisor of the campus movers, is the University of Wyoming's Outstanding Staff Employee of the Second Quarter.

Jackson Hole Elk Topic of AMK Ranch Talk Thursday

July 9, 2012 — The author of a new book about Jackson Hole elk is this week’s speaker for the weekly summer lecture series 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.

Parking Permits Can Be Purchased Now

July 9, 2012 — Parking permits for 2012-2013 can now be purchased online through WyoWeb.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 9-15

July 9, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled July 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for July 15-July 21

July 9, 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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Wyoming Public Radio Wins National Awards

July 9, 2012 — Wyoming Public Radio News has won a station-record five national awards from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated. PRNDI recognizes excellence in public radio journalism across the country.

Campus Construction Update for July 8-14

July 6, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 8-14 at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Professor’s Volcanic Climate Research Spotlighted in Science Magazine

July 6, 2012 — Laramie is known for its unpredictable weather. Apparently, the local atmosphere may also be affected by volcanic activity originating continents away.

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Snowy Range Summer Theatre Closes Season with Romantic Musical

July 5, 2012 — A perfect offering for a summer night out and the last production of the 2012 Snowy Range Summer Theatre season, Tony-nominated tuner “Romance/Romance” pairs two distinctive one-act musicals to explore the roller coaster of love.

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UW Art Museum presents ‘Interstitial: Between Earth and Sky’

July 5, 2012 — Inspired by the landscape of Wyoming and the architectural space of the University of Wyoming Centennial Complex lobby, artist Gerri Sayler created the site-specific installation, “Interstitial: Between Earth and Sky,” from hundreds of strands of hot glue.

Creating Defensible Spaces Can Help Protect Against Wildfires

July 3, 2012 — Homeowners can take action to help secure properties against potential wildfires, according to University of Wyoming Extension information.

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Greenhorse Sets UW Performance

July 3, 2012 — Los Angeles-based band Greenhorse will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

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UW Pharmacy Student Receives National AACP Walmart Scholars Award

July 3, 2012 — A University of Wyoming pharmacy student, Pamela Darrow from Powell, is the recipient of a 2012 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholars award.

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UW Summer Programs Offers Trip for Blake Shelton Concert at Cheyenne Frontier Days

July 3, 2012 — Both University of Wyoming students and non-students have the opportunity to attend country singer Blake Shelton’s July 28 concert at Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD).

History of Grand Teton National Park Trails Topic of AMK Ranch Talk Thursday

July 2, 2012 — Grand Teton National Park’s first ranger-naturalist, Fritiof M. Fryxell, and his early work developing the park’s trail system, is the topic for the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, July 5, 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 Ag College Dean Honored for Natural Resource Protection Efforts

July 2, 2012 — The dean of the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has been honored for his efforts to protect Wyoming’s natural resources.

UW Offers Technology Boot Camp

July 2, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Outreach School and the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning are co-sponsoring a weeklong intensive workshop July 9-13, in Coe Library (Room 506).

Wyoming Business Tips for July 8-July 14

July 2, 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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