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January 2013 Releases


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Six UW Research Projects Chosen for Second Cycle of Supercomputer Use

January 31, 2013 — Six University of Wyoming faculty members have been chosen to conduct research on the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne this winter.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Feb. 3-9: “I Can’t Be Bothered” -- America’s Largest Religious Group

January 31, 2013 — Since its release last October, the report on religious affiliation by Pew Survey Research has caused quite a stir. Titled “Nones on the Rise,” it revealed that, for the first time in history, as many as 20 percent of Americans identify with no religious organization at all. This information has been widely and wildly misinterpreted, with dire warnings about the dangers of America’s growing atheism at one extreme and reassuring observations that 80 percent of Americans are still religious at the other.

UW Faculty Recital Series ‘Backstage’ Sunday

January 30, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music spring Faculty Recital Series continues with “Backstage Stories” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in the Fine Arts concert hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

UW Idol Auditions Friday

January 30, 2013 — Want to be the next Kelly Clarkson or David Archuleta?

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UW Professor Helps Discover ‘Holy Grail’ Theory of Evolving Modular Networks

January 30, 2013 — One of the University of Wyoming’s newest professors has tackled a decade-old question regarding the evolutionary origins of modularity and discovered a new theory for why biological entities are organized into modules.

Northern Rockies Skies for February

January 29, 2013 — 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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Six New Exhibitions Open at UW Art Museum

January 29, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will celebrate the opening of its spring exhibitions 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, with a free public reception.

Sugar Beet Diseases, Drought, Wolves Topics at WESTI Ag Days in Worland

January 29, 2013 — Sugar beet diseases, drought risk management, wolves do’s and don’ts for landowners and pesticide application certification are among 34 concurrent sessions at Wyoming Extension's Strategically and Technologically Informative (WESTI) Ag Days in Worland Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5-6.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Dominate Weekend Competition

January 29, 2013 — Both University of Wyoming Nordic ski club teams picked up weekend victories on the 10,000-foot Grand Mesa near Grand Junction, Colo.

Changes to UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

January 28, 2013 — The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources has undergone several changes in recent months.

Resource Helps UW Faculty and Staff to Obtain Funding from Private Sources

January 28, 2013 — Are you searching for more funding sources for your program or research?

United Way of Albany County Meets Historic UW Campaign Goal

January 28, 2013 — The United Way of Albany County has reached its 2012 annual campaign goal and its campaign goal for the University for Wyoming.

UW Board of Trustees Plans Tuesday Meeting

January 28, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will meet via conference call at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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UW Doctoral Student Partners With Zoological Society of London to Research Rare Hirola Antelope

January 28, 2013 — As a small boy growing up in eastern Kenya, Abdullah Hussein Ali would sometimes glimpse hirola antelope in the wild. Today, he strives to make sure they can even be seen at all.

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UW Joins Recycling Competition

January 28, 2013 — The University of Wyoming is once again competing in the RecycleMania competition.

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UW Staff Members Honored for Communications Excellence

January 28, 2013 — University of Wyoming communications specialists received eight awards during the Jan. 18-19 Wyoming Press Association's (WPA) annual associates' group communications contest.

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UW Visiting Writer Series Speaker to Present Reading Thursday

January 28, 2013 — Acclaimed author ZZ Packer is the first guest this semester in the University of Wyoming’s MFA Program in Creative Writing Visiting Writers Series.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 3-Feb. 9

January 28, 2013 — 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 Jan. 27-Feb. 2

January 25, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 27-Feb. 2 at the University of Wyoming.

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Moldovan Folk Music at UW Feb. 4

January 25, 2013 — Moldovan folk music, known for its swift, complex rhythms, will be presented by Republic of Moldova musicians at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 28-Feb. 3

January 25, 2013 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 28-Feb. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Faculty Recital Series Opens Sunday with ‘Odds and Ends’

January 25, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music opens the spring Faculty Recital Series with “Odds and Ends” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Fine Arts concert hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

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UW Wind Research Study Has Potential to Diversify State’s Economy, Provide Energy to California

January 25, 2013 — New transmission and generation infrastructure, relative to power generated by Wyoming’s vaunted wind, would help diversify the state’s economy with more high-paying jobs -- both during the construction and operation phases -- while providing economically priced renewable power to California, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Wyoming’s Wind Energy Research Center.

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A Night With Your Dean: College of Business

January 24, 2013 — University of Wyoming College of Business Dean Brent Hathaway will speak and answer students’ questions Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the College of Business auditorium.

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Artist Carol Prusa Gallery Walk-Through and Art Talk Scheduled at UW Art Museum

January 24, 2013 — Visiting artist Carol Prusa, known for her acrylic hemispherical domes that are articulated with silverpoint drawing and graphite, and punctuated by fiber optic lights, will present two programs at the University of Wyoming.

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Exhibition Opens in UW Visual Arts Gallery

January 24, 2013 — “Coast to Coast by Post: An Exploration in Sculpture” will be displayed Jan. 25-March 31 in the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Gallery at the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive.

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Photography Art Exhibition “Faces of Music” at UW

January 24, 2013 — “Faces of Music,” a photography art exhibition by artist Carter Schultz, will be shown Monday, Jan. 28, through Friday, Feb. 8, in Gallery 234 in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

University Bookstore Changes Name in Rebranding

January 24, 2013 — The University Bookstore, the University of Wyoming’s institutionally owned source for textbooks, technology, supplies and spirit since 1921, is renaming the retail entity as the University Store.

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River North Dance Chicago Company Visits UW Jan. 31

January 23, 2013 — River North Dance Chicago Company will open the University of Wyoming’s spring Cultural Programs series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the UW Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Town Hall Meeting for UW Performing Arts Construction

January 23, 2013 — A town hall-style meeting to inform the public of the construction activities for the planned University of Wyoming Performing Arts Center project is set for 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Fine Arts Main Stage theatre.

UW Board President Responds to Ruling

January 23, 2013 — Dave Bostrom, president of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, has issued the following statement in response to today's Albany County District Court ruling on the UW presidential search process:

UW Mountain Bike Club Team Places Fifth at National Championships

January 23, 2013 — University of Wyoming mountain bike club team member Jill Behlen of Boulder, Colo., reached the podium in each of the four events to claim the top spot of the Division I women's individual omnium at the recent USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships.

UW Seeks Submissions for ‘The Wyoming Monologues’

January 23, 2013 — What makes living in Wyoming stand out? The University of Wyoming is seeking unique, funny or unusual stories based on personal experiences to be read during “The Wyoming Monologues,” a staged reading highlighting local voices, scheduled Friday, March 8.

Mobile Communication Device Allowance Recipients Must Sign Up for UW Alert

January 22, 2013 — All University of Wyoming employees who receive a mobile communication device allowance are required to sign up for the text message notification system, UW Alert.

Public Sessions Set for UW A&S Dean Candidates

January 22, 2013 — Three candidates for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences will hold open public sessions while on campus for interviews.

UW Continues with Staff Reduction Plan

January 22, 2013 — The University of Wyoming so far has eliminated 42 non-academic staff positions and is holding open 12 faculty positions as initial steps to prepare for anticipated state budget cuts in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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UW Professor Named Fellow of the American Society for Quality

January 22, 2013 — The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has awarded fellow status to Timothy Robinson, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Statistics.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

January 22, 2013 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items during their business meeting Friday, Jan. 18:

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UW’s Bim Kendall House Awarded Prestigious LEED Building Certification

January 22, 2013 — The University of Wyoming’s Bim Kendall House has been awarded LEED Gold recognition.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

January 22, 2013 — 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 Jan. 20-26

January 18, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming.

Hess Pledges $4.4 Million to UW for Energy Research

January 18, 2013 — Hess Corporation has committed to giving the University of Wyoming $4.4 million to support UW’s Center for Advanced Oil and Gas Technologies Nano Resolution Imaging Laboratory, Governor Matt Mead and UW President Tom Buchanan announced today (Friday).

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 20-26

January 18, 2013 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Trustees Take Action on Construction Projects

January 18, 2013 — Wyoming firms have been chosen to provide architect/engineering services for a major upgrade of College of Engineering and Applied Science facilities at the University of Wyoming.

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Tibetan Monks from India to Visit UW

January 17, 2013 — Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India will be part of the events during the Martin Luther King Days of Dialogue (MLK Days/DOD) week.

UW Trustees Reassign Lease for UW Plaza, Seek New Developer

January 17, 2013 — A retail development on the east end of the University of Wyoming campus will soon receive a fresh start following recent action by the UW Board of Trustees.

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MLK/DOD Events Begin Monday at UW

January 16, 2013 — Wyoming’s civil rights history, panel discussions, a film screening and a keynote address by a prominent media expert and stage producer are among Martin Luther King Jr./Days of Dialogue events scheduled Jan. 21-25 at the University of Wyoming.

Sheriff, UWPD: UW Students’ Actions May Have Saved Woman’s Life

January 16, 2013 — Prompt action by three University of Wyoming students likely saved the life of a woman who was found stranded Monday near Happy Jack recreation area east of Laramie, according to local law enforcement officials.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Jan. 20-26: The Road Not Taken: An Evangelical Manifesto and Electoral Politics

January 16, 2013 — Truth is a dangerous concept, especially a truth backed by God.

Swing for Life Event at UW Raises Donations for Organizations

January 15, 2013 — University of Wyoming students, faculty and families in the community are invited to a Swing for Life event Friday, Jan. 18, from 6-10 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Swing dancing lessons, jazz music and free food will be provided.

Ultra Petroleum’s $2 Million Gift Supports UW Energy Research

January 15, 2013 — A $2 million gift commitment from Ultra Petroleum Corp. will support and enhance the University of Wyoming’s energy research and academic program, the university announced today (Tuesday).

University of Wyoming Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Roll: Nonresident

January 15, 2013 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2012 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Roll: Resident

January 15, 2013 — - The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2012 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Roll.

Uranium Research Projects Receive Funding

January 15, 2013 — Research projects aimed at helping Wyoming’s reinvigorated uranium industry have received funding from the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) through its In-Situ Recovery of Uranium (ISRU) research program.

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Drilling Simulator Will Allow UW to Expand Courses, Provide Industry With Experience

January 14, 2013 — A Drilling Simulator Teaching Lab is expected to expand course offerings in engineering at the University of Wyoming, provide students and industry personnel drilling experience, and will eventually offer professional well control certifications for drillers.

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Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service

January 14, 2013 — Volunteers can choose to work from a variety of projects during the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service Monday, Jan. 21, from 1-3:30 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. The event is open to students, faculty and staff, and community members.

New Staff Training and Enrichment Program Launched at UW

January 14, 2013 — A new Staff Training and Enrichment Program (STEP) will enhance the performance and motivation of University of Wyoming staff members.

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Paula Weems is UW Employee of the Fourth Quarter

January 14, 2013 — Paula Weems’ ever-present smile has earned her the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the Fourth Quarter Award.

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UW Art Professor Receives Wyeth Foundation Grant

January 14, 2013 — A University of Wyoming art historian is among seven recipients of Wyeth Foundation grants that support publication of book-length manuscripts in the history of American art.

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UW Closed Monday, Jan. 21

January 14, 2013 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, Jan. 21, for Martin Luther King Jr./Wyoming Equality Day. Normal business hours and class times will resume Tuesday, Jan. 22.

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UW Faculty, Staff Members Honored at College Recognition Program

January 14, 2013 — Professor Dan Rule in the University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science and Extension Educator Bill Taylor, based in Weston County, received Outstanding Educator awards during the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources'recent Faculty and Staff Recognition Program.

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UW Offers Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources

January 14, 2013 — Recent tragic events at Casper College and Newtown, Conn., are reminders of the need to be prepared in emergencies, and the University of Wyoming offers resources and programs to assure the safety and well-being of the campus community.

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UW Retirees Monthly Meetings Resume Jan. 21

January 14, 2013 — All University of Wyoming retirees and near-retirees are invited to attend the monthly meetings of the UW/State Retirees of Albany County beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Eppson Center for Seniors, 1560 N. Third St.

UW Student Shines at Miss America Pageant

January 14, 2013 — Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden, a University of Wyoming student from Torrington, was named third runner-up at the Miss America Pageant on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

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Campus Construction Update for Jan. 13-19

January 11, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 14-20

January 11, 2013 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Board of Trustees Meets Jan. 17-18

January 11, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is expected to select an architect and location for a new Energy Engineering Research Facility during the board’s regular meeting Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 20-Jan. 26

January 11, 2013 — 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.

A Familiar Spot: UW Nordic Ski Teams Open Season with Victories

January 10, 2013 — Despite being short-handed to begin the season, the nationally recognized University of Wyoming Nordic ski club teams won three of four races last weekend to open the new season.

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Jack Benny Papers Accessible at UW’s American Heritage Center

January 10, 2013 — Papers of Jack Benny, one of the 20th century’s most influential entertainers, are now accessible online at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center.

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Reservation Road Design Challenges UW Student Designers

January 9, 2013 — One by one, the team members faced the judges and explained their plans to redesign a portion of Wyoming Highway 132, the Blue Sky Highway in Fremont County that runs from the junction of U.S. Highway 287 into the town of Ethete.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President's Honor Roll: Non-Resident

January 9, 2013 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2012 fall semester President's Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President's Honor Roll: Resident

January 9, 2013 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2012 fall semester President's Honor Roll.

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UW Geologist: Mountains Are Minor Contributors to Global Sediment, Carbon Budgets

January 8, 2013 — For centuries, people thought the world was flat until Aristotle conclusively proved that it was round. In geology circles, researchers have long contended that small mountain rivers create a major share of the sediment that is eventually deposited into the world’s oceans.

Memorial Service Set For Bob Torry

January 7, 2013 — A public memorial service for Robert Torry, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of English, is set for Thursday, Jan. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the UW Visual Arts Building.

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UW Ag College Dean Receives Wyoming Wool Growers Amigo Award

January 7, 2013 — The Wyoming Wool Growers Association (WWGA) presented its Amigo Award to Frank Galey, the dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Geological Museum Reopens Jan. 12

January 7, 2013 — After its first makeover in nearly 60 years, the University of Wyoming’s Geological Museum is ready to reopen to the public.

Campus Construction Update for Jan. 6-12

January 4, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 7-13

January 4, 2013 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 13-19

January 4, 2013 — 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.

Register Now for Spring 2013 UW/CC Center Courses

January 3, 2013 — Registration for the University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center Spring 2013 semester is now open. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 14.

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University of Wyoming to Present Cinderella Ballet in Four States

January 3, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present the ballet “Cinderella: From the Ashes” this month in Gillette and Torrington; Rapid City, S.D.; Scottsbluff, Neb.; and Fort Morgan, Colo.

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UW Professors Explore Climate Impacts on Bighorn Basin Populations Over the Last 13,000 Years

January 3, 2013 — During the past 13,000 years, Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin has experienced significant increases in population growth -- due primarily to periods of high effective moisture and moderate temperatures -- according to three University of Wyoming professors. By contrast, when water levels were lower and temperatures higher, the state’s populations of hunter-gatherers decreased or may have even disappeared altogether, they concur.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Jan. 6-12: Religious Pluralism and New Year's Day

January 2, 2013 — In the face of the religious intolerance that continues to exist in this country's public life, many are rightly led to a quest for religious pluralism -- to a state where all creeds are equally tolerated. Still, this honorable search for pluralism often loses its way.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 6-Jan. 12

January 2, 2013 — 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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