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October 2012 Releases


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Free Student Thanksgiving Dinner Serves Up Holiday Cheer

October 31, 2012 — A Thanksgiving dinner is scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5-7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. The dinner is free for UW students and children under 12. Tickets cost $5 for non-students and children over 12.

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Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for Mount Moran Scheduled Nov. 9

October 31, 2012 — Almost three weeks ago, the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR) unveiled “Yellowstone” during a ceremonial opening of the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne. Now, it’s the University of Wyoming’s turn to celebrate Mount Moran.

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Shaolin Jazz and UW Students Create Gallery 234 Exhibition

October 31, 2012 — An exhibition that mixes art, music videos and event photography can be seen Nov. 5-9 in Gallery 234 in the University of Wyoming Union. A reception for the show is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6-9 p.m.

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UW Cap and Gown Chapter Receives Golden Torch Award

October 31, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s Cap and Gown chapter was one of only 31 chapters to take home the Golden Torch Award, which was presented to the most exceptional Mortar Board chapters nationwide.

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UW Events Focus on Nature and Water Conservation

October 31, 2012 — A symposium and reading on Wyoming water conservation and other water issues are scheduled Nov. 9-10 at the University of Wyoming.

Northern Rockies Skies for November

October 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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Pancake Breakfast Helps Fund Research for Pediatric Cancer

October 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming’s Delta Delta Delta sorority will host a pancake breakfast from 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, to 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Tri Delta house, 1616 Sorority Row.

Psychologist to Explain Autism Spectrum Disorder

October 30, 2012 — An expert’s presentation to expand awareness on autism and Asperger’s syndromes is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room.

Saturday Health Fair Offers Wellness Testing for Students and Local Residents

October 30, 2012 — The sixth annual “Kick-Off to Good Health” gives University of Wyoming students and Laramie residents an opportunity to learn about their personal health Saturday, Nov. 3 from 7:30 a.m.- noon in the Wyoming Union. Many services and tests provided will be free of charge.

UW Board of Trustees Plans Special Meeting

October 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has scheduled a special meeting Thursday, Nov. 1, to discuss the job profile for UW’s president.

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UW Facilitators Help Forge Ozone Recommendations

October 30, 2012 — The University of Wyoming has long been a source of scientific information to guide public policy decisions in the state, including tough choices about natural resource management.

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UW Faculty Encouraged to Apply For Access to Mount Moran

October 30, 2012 — Mount Moran will soon be open to the University of Wyoming campus for high-performance computing operations and research that will lead to some scientific breakthroughs.

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UW Student Team Advances in Trial Competition

October 30, 2012 — A four-member team claimed first place in a University of Wyoming College of Law trial competition and has advanced to the regional competition next spring.

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Jen Chavez to Direct IT Applications and Database Services at UW

October 29, 2012 — Jen Chavez is the new University of Wyoming Information Technology Applications and Database Services director. She has been interim director since February.

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King James Bible Exhibition at UW Ends Wednesday

October 29, 2012 — Wednesday, Oct. 31, is the last chance to see a national traveling exhibition of the origins, creation and impact of one of history’s most influential books at the University of Wyoming Coe Library.

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Michael Kottenstette is Outstanding Employee of the Quarter

October 29, 2012 — Michael Kottenstette, manager of UW Catering Services, is the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the Third Quarter.

Presidential Search Firm Seeks Input from UW Employees, Students

October 29, 2012 — Members of the University of Wyoming community have an opportunity to share their thoughts about the desired qualifications and characteristics of UW’s next president.

UW Employees Granted Release Time to Vote Tuesday, Nov. 6

October 29, 2012 — President Tom Buchanan will allow a maximum one hour for University of Wyoming employees to vote during the 2012 Wyoming general election scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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UW Extension Specialist Receives Career Achievement Award

October 29, 2012 — A professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and director of Wyoming AgrAbility has received the Career Achievement Award from the National Family Life Specialists' Awards Committee.

UW Honorary Degree Nomination Deadline Approaching

October 29, 2012 — There is still time to nominate individuals for 2013 University of Wyoming honorary degrees. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 5.

UW Seeks Public Input in Presidential Search at Casper, Laramie Meetings

October 29, 2012 — Wyoming residents have an opportunity to share their thoughts about the desired qualifications and characteristics of UW’s next president.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 4-Nov. 10

October 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.

Wyoming Health Fair Blood Screening is Thursday

October 29, 2012 — The Wyoming Health Fairs will offer a blood screening from 7-10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Washakie Center East Rendezvous Room.

Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3

October 26, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 28-Nov. 3 at the University of Wyoming.

Pink Prom Scheduled for GLBTR Students

October 26, 2012 — Pink Prom, a secondary prom event for GLBTQ students, is scheduled Friday, Nov. 2, from 8 p.m.-midnight in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 29-Nov. 4

October 26, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 29-Nov. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Names Members of Presidential Search Committees

October 26, 2012 — Twenty-three people, representing a wide range of interests, have been named to two committees that will help select the next president of the University of Wyoming.

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UW Theatre and Dance Season Continues With Revolutionary Play 'Marat/Sade'

October 26, 2012 — Peter Weiss’s controversial and subversive play 'Marat/Sade' will be performed Nov. 6-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Studio Theatre.

McNair Scholars Program Offers Research Internship Scholarships

October 25, 2012 — The University of Wyoming McNair Scholarship Program is accepting applications for entry into the program.

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UW Faculty Members Have Dec. 17 Deadline to Submit Large Allocation Requests to Use Supercomputer in 2013

October 25, 2012 — University of Wyoming faculty will fire up the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) sometime next week, what with seven UW projects and more than 40 researchers and students using the technology for high-level computational science.

UW Graduates Advise Students at Local High Schools on Importance of Higher Education

October 25, 2012 — Recent University of Wyoming graduates are going into schools and serving as full-time college advisers to convince local high school students about the importance of higher education.

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Gallery 234 Exhibition Features UW Student’s Photography

October 24, 2012 — The exhibition “Found, but not Captured” by artist Jessica Neuwerth can be seen through Nov. 3 in the University of Wyoming Union Gallery 234.

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Nature Publishes Former UW Doctoral Student’s Paper on Global Warming Event 55 Million Years Ago

October 24, 2012 — A significant global warming event that occurred 55 million years ago witnessed increased carbon dioxide levels, and altered precipitation, vegetation and sediment accumulation patterns -- all of which contributed to rivers becoming deeper, wider and more mobile in western Colorado, according to a University of Wyoming doctoral student.

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Noted Ecosystem Management Expert Jack Ward Thomas to Visit UW

October 24, 2012 — Jack Ward Thomas, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service under President Bill Clinton, will speak Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3: Is Religion Irrelevant to the Presidential Election?

October 24, 2012 — Even before primary voting began nearly a year ago, media coverage of the presidential campaign was emphasizing religion and the role it plays in the contest for the top job. The religious views of every Republican candidate were featured and parsed, looking for clues to voter preferences. For several months, Mitt Romney’s Mormon beliefs were a visible problem for the party’s Evangelical voters and, at some moments, the primaries seemed to be a search for a candidate with a different religious identity.

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UW Students Invited to Crack the Case at Murder Mystery Night

October 24, 2012 — A murder mystery night is scheduled at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute Publishes Wind and Wildlife Mitigation Primer

October 24, 2012 — “Wind Energy Development and Wildlife Mitigation in Wyoming: A Primer” is now available from the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

Diwali Night Brings International Guest Artist to UW Saturday

October 23, 2012 — Indian music, entertainment and cuisine can be experienced during Diwali Night Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Faculty Recital Series Continues Sunday with Jazz Pianist Ben Markley

October 23, 2012 — Jazz faculty pianist Ben Markley will perform Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Native American Activist Winona LaDuke to Discuss Book at UW

October 23, 2012 — Well-known American Indian activist Winona LaDuke will discuss her book, “The Militarization of Indian Country,” Thursday, Nov. 1, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

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Paranormal Investigation and Lecture Scheduled for Halloween

October 23, 2012 — The ghost-hunting group Haunted Xplorations will investigate paranormal activity at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

SAE Haunted House to Benefit Laramie Youth

October 23, 2012 — Being spooked this Halloween can be good for local children.

UW Symphony to Perform in Castle Rock

October 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform at Mesa Middle School in Castle Rock, Colo., Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., in a free concert sponsored by UW and the Mesa music department.

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UW Symphony to Perform in Colorado Springs

October 23, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2:30 p.m., in a free concert sponsored by UW and the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony.

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UW Union to Host Halloween Safe Treat Oct. 31

October 23, 2012 — Safe trick-or-treating, safe candy and an escape from cold weather are all priorities on Halloween night. The University of Wyoming will provide a safe place for trick-or-treaters to participate in games and activities Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Securing Private Funding Focus of Friday Brown Bag Lunch Meeting

October 22, 2012 — Information to help University of Wyoming units and faculty members to meet research funding goals will be presented during a Foundation Resource Center brown bag luncheon meeting Friday, Oct. 26, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 506 of Coe Library.

UW Alert System Test Successful

October 22, 2012 — More than 13,000 University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff members received a text message on their cell phones within minutes after it was sent Wednesday, Oct. 17, in a system-wide test of the university's text notification system, UW Alert.

UW Annual Spooky Sprint Canned Food Drive Oct. 27

October 22, 2012 — The annual Spooky Sprint canned food drive will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the University of Wyoming Union in time to kick off the Wyoming football game against Boise State.

UW Begins Faculty, Staff Reductions Through Attrition

October 22, 2012 — Aiming to reduce its faculty and staff budgets without layoffs, the University of Wyoming has begun holding some positions open to prepare for a state budget cut of up to $15.7 million in fiscal year 2014.

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WPM Has Another Successful Statewide Membership Drive

October 22, 2012 — Wyoming Public Media reached its $310,000 Fall Membership Drive goal Friday in just 28 compressed hours of on-air fund raising through the generosity of close to 3,000 individual contributors and business supporters.

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Campus Construction Update for Week of Oct. 21-27

October 19, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 21-27 at the University of Wyoming.

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Powell’s Kenneth Witzeling Named UW School of Pharmacy 2012 Outstanding Alumnus

October 19, 2012 — Kenneth F. Witzeling of Powell was honored as the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy’s 2012 outstanding alumnus.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 22 – 28

October 19, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

UW, CSU Foundations Release Statement on Y Cross Ranch

October 19, 2012 — Ben Blalock, president of the University of Wyoming Foundation, and Kathleen Henry, president of the Colorado State University Research Foundation, Friday, Oct. 19 issued the following statement regarding the Y Cross Ranch:

UW Board Selects Presidential Search Consultant

October 19, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has selected a consulting firm to assist with the search for a new UW president.

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UW Student Interns in Political Hotspot Jerusalem

October 19, 2012 — Kathleen Bouzis, a University of Wyoming senior from Elkhorn, Neb., worked to improve the lives of residents along Jerusalem’s West Bank, where she served a humanitarian-focused internship last summer.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 28-Nov. 3

October 19, 2012 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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‘Teaming Up for Tanzania’ Banquet Contributes to Women’s Education

October 19, 2012 — A University of Wyoming cross-cultural communication class will host a banquet to raise money and general awareness for the women of Tanzania Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7-10 p.m. at the Laramie train depot.

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Author Brian Leung Visits UW Oct. 24-25

October 18, 2012 — Acclaimed author Brian Leung will visit the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 25, for a reading of his work and campus visits.

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Cheyenne and Jackson Hospitals Receive UW Nursing Community Partner Awards

October 18, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing presented its "Community Partner of the Year" awards to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) and St. John’s Hospital of Jackson.

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UW Law Week Features Oral Arguments, Expert Speakers

October 18, 2012 — Oil prices, Indian tribe sovereignty and NCAA compliance issues are among topics to be discussed by legal experts during Law Week 2012, which takes place Oct. 22-26 at the University of Wyoming. All activities are open to the public.

Intro to Business Webinar Teaches Economic Fortune Telling

October 17, 2012 — An “Intro to Business Planning: An Exercise in Fortune Telling” webinar will be shown from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1.

Pledge to Stop Violence at UW

October 17, 2012 — Pledges are being accepted for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence, sponsored by Fraternity/Sorority Life at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Faculty Recital Series Continues with Showcase Concert Sunday

October 17, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Faculty Showcase concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Fine Arts concert hall. The event is free.

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UW Professor and Former Student Receive $1 Million Grant to Start Biotechnology Business

October 17, 2012 — One million dollars will go a long way to help get a Wyoming business off the ground.

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Follow UW Professor Ken Sims on His Antarctica Adventure

October 16, 2012 — You can follow Ken Sims as he explores Mount Erebus in Antarctica. And, no, you won’t have to rappel after him down the inside of a volcano. You can just click a mouse to get in on the action.

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Musical Trio Time for Three Performs at UW

October 16, 2012 — The classically trained garage band Time for Three performs Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

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Tunisian Student First to Receive Scholarship through New UW Program

October 16, 2012 — Mhamed Samet came from Tunisia to Wyoming to swim.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice to Speak at UW

October 16, 2012 — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will speak to students and the public at the University of Wyoming Thursday, Oct. 25.

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UW Homecoming Parade Winners Announced

October 16, 2012 — Retail Dining Services received the Grand Award for the most outstanding float in the 2012 University of Wyoming Homecoming parade. The parade, with the theme, "On This Land We Put Our Brand, 125 Years of Excellence, Pride and Tradition" featured more than 70 entries.

UW Teams Close Fall Rodeo Season on a Roll

October 16, 2012 — The spring rodeo season can’t come soon enough for Rodeo Coach George Howard and both his University of Wyoming teams.

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DelaCastro Named UW Human Resources Director

October 15, 2012 — Richard DelaCastro, a consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the profession, has been named director of the University of Wyoming Department of Human Resources effective Oct. 29. He has served as interim director since July.

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UW Service Learning Project in Kenya Topic of Oct. 24 Meeting

October 15, 2012 — Information about a University of Wyoming service learning project in Kenya next summer will be explained during a free meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union East Ballroom.

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UW Student to Help Researchers Map Hydrology of Colorado River Basin

October 15, 2012 — This past summer, Nels Frazier taught computational science concepts to high school and middle school students around the state. This fall, the University of Wyoming fifth-year undergraduate from LaGrange will receive some supercomputing education of his own.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 21-Oct. 27

October 15, 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 Oct. 14-20

October 12, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming.

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Supercomputer Opening Caps Years of Effort

October 12, 2012 — It began with laying hundreds of miles of fiber-optic cable, much of it buried under the ground along stretches of interstate that traverse the mountains and plains of Wyoming. Next week, the state’s evolution from primarily pulling minerals out of the ground to a sky’s-the-limit outlook for supercomputing will be complete.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 15 – 21

October 12, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Board of Trustees Adopts Presidential Search Process

October 12, 2012 — The search for the next president of the University of Wyoming will involve representatives of a cross section of the campus and constituents from across the state, the UW Board of Trustees decided Friday.

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UW Breaks Ground on Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center

October 12, 2012 — The University of Wyoming broke ground Saturday on the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, a dramatic state-of-the-art welcoming center that, among other things, will launch students into successful lives through recruiting and networking opportunities.

UW Seeks Honorary Degree Nominations

October 12, 2012 — Nominations for 2013 University of Wyoming honorary degrees are due to the President's Office by Monday, Nov. 5.

UW Students Chosen for 2012 UW Gold Recognition

October 12, 2012 — Six University of Wyoming students on Thursday were named UW Gold winners for 2012.

Friday TV Program Features William Ruckelshaus

October 11, 2012 — A leader of the University of Wyoming’s Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources will be interviewed Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

Revised Agenda for UW Trustees on Friday

October 11, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has a revised agenda for the board’s special meeting on Friday, Oct. 12.

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UW Eminent Artist Series Features Art Discussion and Gallery Tour with Scenic Artist John Ezell

October 11, 2012 — Scenic artist John Ezell will discuss his work and lead a gallery walkthrough during activities scheduled Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15-16, at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Student’s Innovation Wins Him a Trip to Supercomputing 12 Conference in Salt Lake City

October 11, 2012 — Jared Baker is going to Disneyland. Well, at least the equivalent of it in the high-performance computing world.

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$6 Million McMurry Gift Supports Gateway Center

October 10, 2012 — Philanthropists and entrepreneurs Mick and Susie McMurry have contributed a $6 million leadership gift toward the University of Wyoming’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. The gift was announced at a special luncheon today (Wednesday).

Discussion Panel on China-U.S. Relations Tours Wyoming Colleges

October 10, 2012 — “Understanding the China-U.S. Challenge: Globalization, Economic Development, and a Future of Shared Dependence” will be the topic of panel discussions scheduled in Laramie, Rock Springs, Casper and Torrington.

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Teton Gravity Research’s Newest Film “Dream Factory” Shows Oct. 17

October 10, 2012 — The Teton Gravity Research film “Dream Factory” will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium. Admission is free.

UW Extension Vehicle Will Run on Compressed Natural Gas, Gasoline

October 10, 2012 — University of Wyoming Extension has received a $13,000 grant from Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. to convert a 2012 Ford F-150 to a bi-fuel vehicle, which uses compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline.

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UW Lab School Yearbooks Accessible Online

October 10, 2012 — The Tassakooma and Yearling yearbooks from the University of Wyoming Lab School covering the 1920s, part of the 1930s, and 1953-1964 are now available online.

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UW Multicultural Resource Center Art Exhibition Features Diverse Perspectives

October 10, 2012 — A recently dedicated space within the University of Wyoming Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) will feature artwork by UW students, staff and faculty and will provide an additional place on campus to show works that represent diverse perspectives.

UW Trustees Plan Special Meeting Friday

October 10, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet Friday, Oct. 12, to discuss UW’s presidential search process.

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UW’s Buchanan Contributes to Report on Intercollegiate Athletics

October 10, 2012 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan was part of a national advisory group that helped produce a new report calling for enhanced board oversight of college athletics.

‘Business Fitness Program’ Webinar Offered to Wyoming Businesses Owners

October 10, 2012 — A “Business Fitness Program,” webinar series to strengthen Wyoming businesses will begin Monday, Oct. 15.

ASUW Special Projects Fund Application Deadline is Oct. 12

October 9, 2012 — University of Wyoming students, faculty and registered student organizations have an opportunity to be granted $75,000 for any projects or ideas they think will benefit the student body.

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Chamber Orchestra Concert Will Feature Top UW String Musicians

October 9, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Chamber Orchestra will present a free concert of string orchestra music Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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Laramie Trio Performs Classic European, Moldovan, and Irish Music

October 9, 2012 — Lights Along the Shore, a Laramie-based trio, will perform Sunday, Oct. 14, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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Students Compete for Prizes at Friday’s Homecoming Bingo

October 9, 2012 — Students have a chance to win large prizes by playing Homecoming Bingo Friday, Oct. 12, at 9 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

Top High School Performers Join UW Singers Thursday

October 9, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Singing Statesmen and Bel Canto Women’s Chorus will perform with four high school choirs from across the state in an invitational festival concert Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

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UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Gala

October 9, 2012 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its 19th annual gala benefit, "Bootlegger Ball," Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

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UW Conference Advances Discussion of Potential Carbon Emission Policies

October 9, 2012 — While no federal carbon emission standard exists, limits set by environmental regulators nonetheless pose extreme economic challenges to continued coal-fired electricity generation in the United States and elsewhere. Finding the balance between the cost of meeting those requirements and the impact on rate payers is the focus of energy economists across the globe.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Oct. 14-20: Pay to Pray, or, the Dangers of Church-State Entanglement

October 9, 2012 — When you are sitting in church and the offering plate is passed, do you feel uncomfortable? Does the social pressure of your neighbors watching impel you to put in more than you planned? How do you handle the stares of those near you when you put in nothing?

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UW Student Selected for First Natural Leaders Legacy Camp

October 9, 2012 — University of Wyoming student Kristen Schulte was among 24 participants in a five-day outdoor adventure at Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

UW Women Take Over First Place in Regional Rodeo Standings

October 9, 2012 — With a pair of event winners, the University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team last weekend had its best all-around performance to move into first place in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR).

Bone Marrow Donor Registration at UW Thursday

October 8, 2012 — A marrow donor registration will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Senate Chambers located on the second floor of the University of Wyoming Union.

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High Tech on the High Plains

October 8, 2012 — The scope and depth of research at the University of Wyoming will reach unprecedented levels with the opening of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC).

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National Organization Honors UW Professor David Whitman for Service

October 8, 2012 — The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying recently presented its Distinguished Service Award to David Whitman, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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UW Fall Enrollment Hits New High

October 8, 2012 — Fall enrollment at the University of Wyoming has exceeded 13,000 students and should approach 14,000 by the end of the semester, UW officials say.

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UW Historian to Discuss Morrill Act

October 8, 2012 — Phil Roberts, University of Wyoming Department of History associate professor, will discuss, “Bringing Land-Grant Universities to the Territories: John Hoyt, UW and the Expanded Morrill Act,” at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the UW American Heritage Center Stock Growers Room.

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UW Homecoming Dance Features Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band

October 8, 2012 — Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band will perform Thursday, Oct. 11, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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UW Observes Mental Health Awareness Weeks

October 8, 2012 — A variety of events is planned for this year’s “Mental Health Awareness Weeks” at the University of Wyoming.

UW Veterans Center Plans Military Appreciation Day, Homecoming Football Game Events

October 8, 2012 — Homecoming activities are planned Saturday, Oct. 13, by the University of Wyoming Veterans Services Center, and free flu shots for UW veterans will be offered next week.

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Vietnam War Hero Lee Alley is Grand Marshal for UW Homecoming Parade

October 8, 2012 — Lee Alley, a decorated Vietnam War veteran from Wheatland, will be the grand marshal of the annual University of Wyoming Homecoming parade.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 14-Oct. 20

October 8, 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 Oct. 7-13

October 5, 2012 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 8 – 14

October 5, 2012 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW College of Arts and Sciences to Hold Annual Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation

October 4, 2012 — Wanda Burget, director of sustainability for Peabody Energy, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences annual Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Friday, Oct. 12, at 3:30 p.m. in the A&S auditorium.

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Sullivan Plaza Dedicated

October 3, 2012 — An iconic Wyoming family was honored Friday, Oct. 5, by the dedication of a landscaped plaza bordering Prexy’s Pasture at the University of Wyoming.

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Award-Winning Documentary “Switch” to Be Shown at UW

October 2, 2012 — “Switch,” an award-winning documentary on future energy needs and supplies, will be shown Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10 and 11, in the University of Wyoming College of Business auditorium at 7 p.m.

International Relations Expert to Speak in Laramie, Casper and Sheridan

October 2, 2012 — An expert on international relations will discuss “Challenges and Opportunities Facing the European Union and the Eurozone” Oct. 8-10 in Laramie, Casper and Sheridan.

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National Exhibition and Lecture Series Celebrates the King James Bible’s 400th Birthday

October 2, 2012 — A series of lectures by religious experts and University of Wyoming faculty members will be offered as part of the traveling exhibition “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible,” Oct. 7-Nov. 2, at the University of Wyoming Coe Library.

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NWSC Visitor Center Designed to Educate and Inspire Public about Science

October 2, 2012 — A simulated mini-tornado, various short videos depicting everything from wind to wildfire simulations, and a number of interactive touch-screen kiosks will make their debut and help the science come alive when the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) is ceremonially opened Oct. 15 by an invite-only delegation composed of the many partners behind its construction.

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Opening and Dedication of NWSC Supercomputing Facility Scheduled Oct. 15

October 2, 2012 — A celebration is scheduled Monday, Oct. 15.

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Painter Frank Webster Unveils Exhibition in UW Visual Arts Gallery

October 2, 2012 — Frank Webster’s self-titled exhibition can be seen through Oct. 31 in the University of Wyoming Visual Arts gallery, on the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive. A reception is scheduled Friday, Oct. 12, from 6-8 p.m.

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UNC Hispanic Exhibition to Feature Sketches by UW Professor

October 2, 2012 — A selection of pencil sketches by Carlos Mellizo, University of Wyoming professor emeritus of philosophy, will be displayed this month in the University of Northern Colorado Mari Michener Gallery, at the north entrance of the James A. Michener Library.

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UW Cowgirls Win Second Fall Rodeo

October 2, 2012 — The University of Wyoming women’s team won for the second time in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) last weekend, taking the Sheridan College rodeo.

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UW Libraries Seek Membership into Greater Western Library Alliance

October 2, 2012 — Representatives of the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) liked what they saw during a recent University of Wyoming Libraries on-site visit.

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UW School of Pharmacy Welcomes Class of 2016

October 2, 2012 — The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy welcomed members of the class of 2016 into its professional pharmacy program this fall.

Afghan Security Insider Speaks at UW and Northwest College

October 1, 2012 — Daoud Yaqub, a key participant in Afghanistan’s unfolding history and recent political transitions, will speak at Northwest College and the University of Wyoming in October.

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Football Game, Parade, Highlight UW Homecoming Schedule

October 1, 2012 — “On This Land We Put Our Brand, 125 Years of Excellence, Pride and Tradition" is the theme of the 2012 University of Wyoming Homecoming, Oct. 11-13.

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Thomas E. Davidson receives UW Medallion Service Award

October 1, 2012 — Alumnus and longtime University of Wyoming supporter Thomas E. Davidson has been presented the Medallion Service Award from the UW Alumni Association.

Three to Receive UW Distinguished Alumni Awards

October 1, 2012 — Three University of Wyoming graduates will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards during UW Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 13.

UW Board of Trustees Discusses Presidential Selection Process

October 1, 2012 — With a goal of attracting a deep pool of possible applicants, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Monday began discussing the process to select UW’s 24th president.

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UW Encourages Employees to Serve on Staff Senate

October 1, 2012 — At a time when the University of Wyoming is tightening its belt and employees are absorbing additional tasks, UW Staff Senate President Ben Marks understands the need to focus more than ever on effectively and efficiently performing core job duties.

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UW Hires Professor to Lead Biodiversity Institute

October 1, 2012 — Wyoming is one of the last great natural places in the world, says the first director of the University of Wyoming’s new Biodiversity Institute.

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UW Petroleum Industry Job Fair Attracts 350

October 1, 2012 — While it continues to grow and expand, one thing remains constant about the University of Wyoming’s annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous (RMR): Everyone who attends has nothing but praise for the four-day fair that has evolved into one of the petroleum industry's major recruiting events.

UW Symphony Orchestra “Crossroads of the World” Concert Hosts Guest Performers from Shanghai and Venezuela

October 1, 2012 — The Shanghai University String Ensemble joins the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 in the UW Fine Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $10 for the public, $7 for seniors and $6 for students.

World Comes to Wyoming Fund Request for Proposals

October 1, 2012 — The World Comes to Wyoming Fund is now accepting applications for grants of up to $2,400 per year. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

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