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Campus Construction Update for Week of Sept. 2-8

August 31, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming.

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Comedian Streeter Seidell to Perform at UW

August 31, 2012 — -- Writer, actor, television host and comedian Streeter Seidell will perform a free show Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 3-9

August 31, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Alumni Tailgate Party Scheduled Sept. 8

August 31, 2012 — All alumni, current students and friends of the University of Wyoming are invited to attend the alumni tailgate party beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Tailgate Park. The UW Alumni Association (UWAA) sponsors the event to kick off the home football schedule.

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Wyoming Nursing Summit Sept. 13-15 at UW Conference Center

August 31, 2012 — Helping nurses gain knowledge about leadership and professional practice issues is the focus for the annual Wyoming Nursing Summit and the Wyoming Nurses Association (WNA) convention Sept. 13-15 at the University of Wyoming Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn.

Club and Organization Day

August 30, 2012 — University of Wyoming students will have an opportunity to find out about campus clubs and organizations Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Prexy’s Pasture.

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UW Geology Publication Marks 50 Years

August 30, 2012 — In the world of geology, Wyoming is a mecca of sorts.

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UW Research Center Field Day Offers Presentations, Research Tours

August 30, 2012 — The driver pulling the trailer with rows of seating slowed and paused for a group of people crossing the parched yards at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle. His action was an unspoken invitation for a ride.

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Wyoming River Fugues at the UW Art Museum

August 30, 2012 — “Margaret Cogswell: Wyoming River Fugues,” opens Saturday, Sept. 8, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. It will be on view through Dec. 21.

Northern Rockies Skies for September

August 29, 2012 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University.

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Two New Exhibitions Open at UW Art Museum

August 29, 2012 — Two new exhibitions, “The American Vision of Winslow Homer: The Harper’s Weekly Illustrations,” and “Nature in Bronze: Sculpture from the Art Museum Collection,” open Saturday, Sept. 1, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. Both exhibitions will be on view through Dec. 21.

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UW Geological Museum Project Expands, Delays Reopening

August 29, 2012 — Supporters of the University of Wyoming Geological Museum were hoping to see it reopen in early September following its first significant renovation in decades.

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UW Offers Bus Trip to See Colorado Rockies Play San Francisco Giants

August 28, 2012 — The Student Activities Council offers both University of Wyoming students and non-students an opportunity to see the Colorado Rockies play the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6:40 p.m.

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UW Research Project Profiled in Documentary Film Chronicling the West

August 28, 2012 — A Belgian filmmaker is chronicling the pioneering spirit of the West. And she’s chosen a University of Wyoming research project as a key part of her visual depiction.

International Program Seeks Host Families

August 27, 2012 — Laramie families are invited to participate in the Friendship Families Program (FFP) that connects international students with local families.

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

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

UW Closed Labor Day

August 27, 2012 — Most University of Wyoming offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day holiday. Regular hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) will resume Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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UW Cowboys Fans Encouraged to Register for College Colors Day

August 27, 2012 — The University of Wyoming is participating in the inaugural Pledge Your Allegiance for College Colors Day spirit competition and is seeking fan support to help win the prestigious College Colors Day Spirit Cup and $10,000 toward the general scholarship fund.

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UW’s Fletcher-Kilmer Reappointed to Arts Council

August 27, 2012 — Gov. Matt Mead has reappointed Janelle Fletcher-Kilmer to a second term on the Wyoming Arts Council.

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UW’s Hixon Receives Society’s Distinguished Service Award

August 27, 2012 — The head of the University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Western Section, American Society of Animal Science.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 2-Sept. 8

August 27, 2012 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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Campus Construction Update for Week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1

August 24, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 26-Sept. 1 at the University of Wyoming.

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Extreme Friday Events on National College Colors Day

August 24, 2012 — Extreme laser tag and a foam dance pit party kick off the fall semester’s Friday Night Fever Aug. 31 at the University of Wyoming. Both events are at 8 p.m. in Prexy’s Pasture.

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Laramie Mural Project Continues with New Work in Downtown Laramie

August 24, 2012 — Laramie artist and University of Wyoming graduate Dan Toro has begun work on a mural on the Source Gas building located at Third and Custer streets in downtown Laramie.

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UW President Welcomes 125th Freshman Class

August 24, 2012 — Emphasizing that college is a broad, enriching experience that goes well beyond getting good grades and earning a degree, President Tom Buchanan on Thursday (Aug. 23) welcomed the landmark 125th entering freshman class to the University of Wyoming.

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UW Students Gain Experience From Law Professionals at Summer Trial Institute

August 24, 2012 — Coming into law school, some University of Wyoming students never considered becoming trial attorneys, but a rare chance to work closely with actual courtroom lawyers and judges has many of them thinking about trial work as a future legal profession.

Concert Sunday to Benefit Injured UW Student

August 23, 2012 — A benefit dance concert for University of Wyoming student Christina Ott is set from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Washington Park band shell.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 27-Sept. 2

August 23, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 27-Sept. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Family Weekend Registration Under Way

August 23, 2012 — Activities both on campus and in the Laramie community are planned for Family Weekend Sept. 28-30, at the University of Wyoming.

“Trash 2 Treasure” Fundraiser for UW Nordic Ski Team Aug. 28

August 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s nationally recognized Nordic ski team will hold its “Trash 2 Treasure” fundraiser from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Fraternity Mall.

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Forbes Again Ranks UW among Nation’s Best College Values

August 22, 2012 — University of Wyoming students Jenna Ramunno, Lauren Miller and Chase McNamee were not surprised that the university again is listed among "America's Best Value Colleges" in rankings released by Forbes.com. Their only surprise was that UW wasn’t at the top of the list.

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Hypnotist-Comedian Kevin Hurley to Entertain at UW

August 22, 2012 — Hypnotist-magician Kevin Hurley will perform a free show at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Laramie, Lander Law Students Gain Courtroom Experience

August 22, 2012 — As third-year students in the University of Wyoming College of Law, Jared Larsen of Lander and Nathan Nicholas of Laramie have learned a lot about the law -- both in the classroom and as legal interns.

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Rock Springs Student Gains Trial Experience in UW Law Institute

August 22, 2012 — In her third year of studies in the University of Wyoming College of Law, Ashley Wing of Rock Springs had never seriously considered pursuing a career as a trial attorney.

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UW Student from Gillette Takes Part in Trial Law ‘Boot Camp’

August 22, 2012 — Jeremy Gross isn’t sure what type of legal practice he plans to pursue after graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law. But after two weeks of intensive focus on trial law, he has a much better idea of what a career in the courtroom might be like.

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Wheatland Student Enjoys UW Legal ‘Boot Camp’

August 22, 2012 — University of Wyoming law student Sean Larson of Wheatland has known for some time that he’d like to include trial work in his future legal practice.

Woodwind Quintet Opens UW Faculty Recital Series Wednesday

August 22, 2012 — The guest woodwind quintet August Winds opens the University of Wyoming Department of Music Faculty Recital Series with a free performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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Maggie Nelson first UW Fall Semester Eminent Writer in Residence

August 21, 2012 — Acclaimed nonfiction writer, poet and critic Maggie Nelson is the first Eminent Writer in Residence for the fall semester at the University of Wyoming.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

August 21, 2012 — The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue, prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding of what kind of prayer is permitted in the public schools of the United States of America. So let me take this column to review what is and what is not allowed with regard to prayer in public schools.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Thursday

August 21, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, by teleconference.

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National Publication Ranks UW among Top Outdoor Schools

August 20, 2012 — Opportunities to participate in activities ranging from rock climbing and fly fishing to whitewater kayaking and cross-country skiing have landed the University of Wyoming in Outside magazine’s rankings of the top schools that appeal to the magazine’s readers.

Regular Hours Begin Aug. 27

August 20, 2012 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe regular hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 27, the first day of fall semester classes.

Release Time to Vote Tuesday

August 20, 2012 — President Tom Buchanan will allow a maximum one hour for University of Wyoming employees to vote during the 2012 Wyoming primary election scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Campus Construction Update for Aug. 19-25

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

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 20-26

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

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UW Study Leads to Local Group Hosting Historic Preservation Workshops

August 17, 2012 — A year ago, University of Wyoming students in an American Studies class conducted a historic resources survey of the west side of Laramie. A chance encounter between one of the students and a curious neighbor sparked the formation of the West Side League of Neighbors, a civic group committed to creating awareness of historic preservation on the west side of Laramie.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 26-Sept. 1

August 17, 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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Barbecue, Concert To Launch UW Fall Semester

August 16, 2012 — A barbecue with entertainment by the nationally known indie band Good Old War will launch the University of Wyoming's 2012-13 academic year.

More Interactivity at UW Research Center near Lingle

August 16, 2012 — Three-minute presentations by scientists, field research tours and dinner are part of a field day Thursday, Aug. 23, at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle.

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Exhibitions Transition at UW Art Museum

August 15, 2012 — Two new exhibitions, “Caribbean Color, Urban Lines and International Forms: Selected Works by Emilio Sanchez,” and “Bold Strokes and Finesse: The Stage Designs of John Ezell” open Saturday, Aug. 18 at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Free Resource Guide for Rural Acreage Owners Focuses on Wyoming Conditions

August 15, 2012 — Information ranging from soil and forest issues to septic systems and growing local food is offered in a guide for Wyoming landowners written by Wyoming resource experts.

Clean Coal Technology Research Symposium Aug. 23 at UW

August 14, 2012 — Researchers who have been awarded funding for advanced coal combustion technology projects will present their findings at a public forum at the 2012 Clean Coal Technology Research Symposium Thursday, Aug. 23, at the University of Wyoming Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

Natural Resource Mapping Tool Being Launched in Wyoming

August 14, 2012 — The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming developed the database and website for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's newly released natural resources initial assessment tool.

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UW’s Counselor Education Programs Accredited for Eight-Year Maximum

August 13, 2012 — All three University of Wyoming counselor education graduate degree programs have received the maximum possible reaccreditation from the national organization that certifies institutional curricular and clinical quality.

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Campus Construction Update for the Week of Aug. 12-18

August 10, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Professor’s Cancer Gene Research Highlighted in GENETICS Magazine

August 10, 2012 — A University of Wyoming researcher has discovered what could be an important insight in reversing cancer-associated properties of cells caused by genetic mutations in humans. And he did it using worms.

Volunteers Needed to Serve During Mock Trials at UW College of Law

August 10, 2012 — Volunteers are needed to serve as jurors for mock trials Friday, Aug. 17, which culminates the second annual Summer Trial Institute at the University of Wyoming College of Law.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 19-Aug. 25

August 10, 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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Final Days to View Exhibition at UW Art Museum

August 9, 2012 — The final day to see the University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition "Drawn from Life: Northern Plains Indian Portraits by David Humphreys Miller” is Saturday, Aug. 11.

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UW Promotes Research, Outreach at Venerable Grand Teton Center

August 9, 2012 — It’s 5:30 p.m. on a Thursday in late July, and Hank Harlow is starting to worry.

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International Panel to Examine National Parks and Climate Change

August 8, 2012 — Researchers from four continents will examine how global warming might influence planning and management in some of the world’s most iconic national parks during a panel discussion Thursday, Aug. 9, at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Classes Begin Aug. 27

August 8, 2012 — University of Wyoming fall semester classes will begin Monday, Aug. 27.

Simpson, Ruckelshaus, Turner to Speak on Natural Resource Collaboration

August 7, 2012 — Three nationally influential decision makers next week in Cody will discuss how collaborating across party lines allowed them to achieve meaningful progress for natural resource issues.

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UW Completes Deal with Nonprofit to Market Patented Technology to Remove Arsenic from Water

August 7, 2012 — The University of Wyoming and a state nonprofit organization have teamed up in an effort to make water safer to drink worldwide.

UW Energy Resources Council, Advanced Conversion Technologies Task Force to Meet

August 7, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) and the Advanced Conversion Technologies Task Force (ACTTF) will meet Friday, Aug. 24, at the UW Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 12-18: King Herod: President of the Olympic Games

August 7, 2012 — The London Olympics have provided a wonderful opportunity to enjoy outstanding competition by the world’s best athletes.

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Book by UW Professor Examines Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

August 6, 2012 — Responses to conflict-related sexual violence around the world is the focus of a new book co-edited by Susan Dewey, University of Wyoming assistant professor of gender and women’s studies.

New Resource to Secure Funding from Private Foundations

August 6, 2012 — Before things get busier with the start of a new semester, the University of Wyoming Foundation reminds faculty and staff of the Foundation Resource Center, a new resource that helps secure funding for projects or programs from private foundations.

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UW Faculty Senate Chair: Educational Quality is Highest Priority

August 6, 2012 — ew University of Wyoming Faculty Senate Chair Michael Barker makes it clear that the education of UW students is the senate’s highest priority.

UW Frontline Connections 2012 Meetings Scheduled

August 6, 2012 — Essential information to answer common questions about attending the University of Wyoming will be answered during Frontline Connections 2012 Aug. 14 and Aug. 16 in the College of Business auditorium.

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WyGEC Documentary Wins National Awards

August 6, 2012 — Current and former University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students produced a Wyoming-based documentary that recently won two major awards – a national Bronze Telly and a Heartland Emmy award.

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Campus Construction Update for week of Aug. 5-11

August 3, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

Jackson Lake Cutthroat Trout Topic of Final AMK Ranch Talk Thursday

August 3, 2012 — A research project to determine the natal origins and spawning sites of adult Snake River cutthroat trout in Jackson Lake is the topic for the final weekly summer lecture series Thursday, Aug. 9, 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 Calendar for Aug. 6-12

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

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UW Scientist to Explore Volcano in Antarctica This Fall

August 3, 2012 — Pictures of Antarctica usually revolve around snow, ice and penguins. Kenneth Sims’ thoughts are on an active volcano in this remote region of the world.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 12-Aug. 18

August 3, 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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UW Energy Initiative Attracts Top Graduate Students for Important Research

August 2, 2012 — After earning a bachelor’s degree in earth science from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Robert Drapeau knew he wanted to further his study of the interaction of surface water and groundwater.

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UW Graduate’s Exhibition in Gallery 234

August 2, 2012 — Laramie artist Garth Cossairt’s "Water and Sky" print series can be seen this month in Gallery 234 in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

Women’s Football Clinic Aug. 25

August 2, 2012 — What’s the red zone or why is it called a nickel package? What’s a shotgun formation? Some ladies can answer those questions along with the avid football fan, but for those women wanting to know more about the game, a clinic is planned Saturday, Aug. 25.

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Paul Benjaman Band to Perform at UW

August 1, 2012 — The Paul Benjaman Band will perform a free concert from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, on the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

Veterans Services Center, UW Join Partnership to Further Assist Military Students

August 1, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Veterans Services Center and UW are partnering with 11 institutions across the country to help student veterans meet their education goals.

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