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April 2013 Releases


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Final UW Faculty Recital Series Concert May 5

April 30, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music spring Faculty Recital Series concludes with “Brass Extravaganza,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Fine Arts concert hall. The program is free and open to the public.

Five UW Students Receive Northern Arapaho Scholarships

April 30, 2013 — Five University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships for the coming summer session and the 2013-2014 academic year.

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UW Artist in Residence Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 30, 2013 — University of Wyoming Eminent Artist in Residence Judy Pfaff has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

UW Board of Trustees Plans Special Meeting Wednesday

April 30, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Wednesday, May 1.

UW Student Cited in Facebook Post Investigation

April 30, 2013 — A University of Wyoming student has been cited for interference with a police investigation in connection with a post on a non-university-affiliated Facebook page that included a reference to sexual violence.

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UW Symphony Presents Verdi Opera May 2

April 30, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Symphony will perform Verdi’s tragic opera “La Traviata” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Fine Arts concert hall.

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UW’s Women in Science Conference to Host 700 Students from Wyoming

April 30, 2013 — Nearly 700 female high school and middle school students from Wyoming will converge on the University of Wyoming Tuesday, May 14, to discover their potential future -- one that may very well include a career as a scientist or an engineer.

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Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium Hosts Balloon Satellite Launch at UW May 3-4

April 30, 2013 — Middle and high school students and teachers from four Wyoming schools will have a chance to get carried up, up and away with their scientific research at the University of Wyoming.

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Charles Dolan Receives Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

April 29, 2013 — For nearly 22 years, Charles Dolan taught the importance of building a solid foundation with structural integrity. And he often did it with cultural flair, citing the Sword of Damocles as a metaphor for the consequences of structural failure or quoting Babylonian King Hammurabi to demonstrate the outcome -- in the king’s words, death -- of faulty construction.

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Doug Russell: Devoted to Students

April 29, 2013 — Doug Russell continuously draws praise for his teaching style and devotion to students.

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Energy Expert Will Speak at UW Wednesday

April 29, 2013 — A worldwide expert on renewable energy and energy efficiency will speak Wednesday, May 1, at the University of Wyoming.

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Naomi Ward Praised for Course Design, Drive for UW Student Success

April 29, 2013 — Turning traditional course design upside down, her enthusiasm for teaching and her drive for students to succeed are among reasons assistant professor Naomi Ward has received the University of Wyoming’s highest teaching honor.

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Peter Parolin: Committed to UW Students

April 29, 2013 — When fellow faculty members in the University of Wyoming Department of English try to describe the teaching style of Associate Professor Peter Parolin, “deft” and “amazing” are words that repeatedly emerge. That’s no small accolade, considering the large number of the department’s faculty members who have received teaching awards in the past. They know that Parolin stands above the rest.

Release Time for Campus Cleanup Day Tuesday

April 29, 2013 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan has authorized one hour of release time for interested faculty and staff members to participate in the annual Campus Cleanup Day scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.

University of Wyoming Police Department Offers Anonymous Text Tip Program

April 29, 2013 — The University of Wyoming offers an anonymous text tip program that will help create a safer community. Tip411 is an Internet-based tool that enables the public to text message anonymous tips to the university police and lets police respond, creating a two-way anonymous chat.

UW Calendar Gets New Name

April 29, 2013 — Students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and the public should find it easier to be informed about what’s happening at the University of Wyoming by accessing the newly renamed WyoCal calendar.

UW Half Acre Gym Construction Information Available Online

April 29, 2013 — A $27 million renovation and addition project at the University of Wyoming’s Half Acre Gym will begin Monday, May 13.

UW Outreach School Dean Candidates Interview This Week

April 29, 2013 — Members of the university community this week are invited to participate in public forums and then offer input on the candidates for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming Outreach School.

‘Trash 2 Treasures’ Fundraiser Scheduled for UW Nordic Ski Team

April 29, 2013 — Members of the University of Wyoming Nordic ski team will collect any unwanted items from UW students as part of their "Trash 2 Treasures" fundraiser and community project.

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Campus Construction Update for April 28-May 4

April 26, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

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Riverton Student Named Top Graduating Woman at UW

April 26, 2013 — Amanda King, who will graduate in May with an international studies degree with specialization in the Middle East and Africa, is the recipient of the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

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Saxophone Masterworks to Perform in UW Faculty Recital May 4

April 26, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music Faculty Recital Series continues with “Saxophone Masterworks” at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Fine Arts concert hall. The program is free and open to the public.

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Shoshoni Student Earns Award as Top Graduating Man

April 26, 2013 — Ty McNamee, a Shoshoni High School graduate, is the 2013 winner of the Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating man.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 29-May 5

April 26, 2013 — These are among the activities scheduled April 29-May 5 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Art Museum Photography Exhibition Ends Saturday

April 26, 2013 — The final day to see the University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition, “Photography from the Twentieth Century: The Art Museum Collection, Part II,” is Saturday, April 27.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 5-May 11

April 26, 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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Employees Honored at Staff Recognition Day

April 25, 2013 — Paula Weems, office assistant, senior with the UW Admissions Office, today (Thursday) was named the University of Wyoming's outstanding employee of the year during the annual Staff Recognition Day at UW.

Musical Ensemble Air Dubai to Perform at UW Wednesday

April 25, 2013 — Musical ensemble “Air Dubai“ will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Northern Rockies Skies for May: Leo the Lion

April 25, 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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UW, NCAR Plan Conference Aimed at Making Statistics Courses More Relevant

April 25, 2013 — For decades, introductory statistics has been taught in universities and high schools with traditional approaches that emphasize techniques and tools over practical applications.

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UW International Studies Field Work Presentations Scheduled in Sheridan and Cody

April 25, 2013 — Three graduate students in the University of Wyoming Global and Area Studies Program will present the results of their international field work at presentations in Sheridan and Cody.

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UW Student, Employee Named Wyoming’s Bigs of the Year

April 25, 2013 — This year’s Wyoming State Big Brother and State Big Sister are Michael McNamee, a UW Admissions representative and graduate student in public administration and environment and natural resources; and Stacie Faxon of Laramie, a University of Wyoming junior majoring in elementary education and English.

Evanston Student wins $30k Entrepreneurship Competition at UW

April 24, 2013 — With three semesters remaining before he graduates from the University of Wyoming, Shawheen Amirkhizi, an accounting junior from Evanston, already runs his own business. The next step: grow his small independent company into a top competitor in its specialty field.

SAE Honors UW Alumni

April 24, 2013 — The Wyoming Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon will honor a number of University of Wyoming alumni Saturday, April 27.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of April 28-May 4: Wanted: An American Islam

April 24, 2013 — We readily speak of “American Christianity” and “American Judaism” and are even wrapping our minds around the notion of “American Buddhism,” particularly on the west coast. So why does the notion of “American Islam” strike us as strange?

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UW Researchers’ Lithium Discovery Could Boost CO2 Storage Prospects

April 24, 2013 — Researchers at the University of Wyoming Carbon Management Institute (CMI) discovered a vast new lithium resource near Rock Springs during a geological carbon dioxide storage site characterization project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Comedians Carlie and Doni Perform at UW Friday

April 23, 2013 — Female musical comedians Carlie and Doni will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Cowboys, Cowgirls Fighting for Second Spot in Regional Rodeo

April 23, 2013 — It may be too late for the University of Wyoming Cowgirls to send a full team to June’s College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR), but the Cowboys still have a chance.

Three to Interview for UW Outreach School Dean Post

April 23, 2013 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs has invited three candidates to interview for the position of dean of the Outreach School, a position that Maggi Murdock will leave at the start of fall semester 2013, when she assumes full-time duties as a professor of political science.

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UW Commencement Schedule and Speakers Announced

April 23, 2013 — Oliver Walter, the longest-serving College of Arts and Sciences dean in University of Wyoming history, and three women who wore the crown as Miss Wyoming will be among speakers during UW commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 11.

UW Graphic Design Student Portfolios on Display

April 23, 2013 — University of Wyoming students will showcase upper-level junior and senior graphic design portfolios from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Visual Arts Building lobby.

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Boggs Honored for Off-campus Teaching

April 22, 2013 — When teaching online courses, it is often difficult to get to know the students on a personal level, but the way Christi Boggs approaches her subject matter makes distance learning a joy for her students.

Campus Cleanup Canceled, Other Earth Day Events Still Planned

April 22, 2013 — The campus cleanup scheduled to take place today (Monday) has been canceled due to the snowstorm.

Going the Extra Mile Award Given at UW

April 22, 2013 — University Disability Support Services (UDSS) presented its “Going the Extra Mile” award to University of Wyoming faculty and staff. They were recognized for “demonstrating qualities of knowledge, sensitivity and helpfulness in assisting students with disabilities at the University of Wyoming.”

IT Requests Feedback from UW Faculty and Staff

April 22, 2013 — University of Wyoming Information Technology’s annual computing survey is now available for faculty and staff.

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Jarvis Receives UW’s Top Faculty Award

April 22, 2013 — A world-class scientist and entrepreneur who goes out of his way to help his students and colleagues has won the University of Wyoming’s highest faculty honor.

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Marlatt Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

April 22, 2013 — University of Wyoming Libraries has presented its Outstanding Staff Award to Nancy Cyrus Marlatt, marketing and public relations coordinator. The award recognized her contributions during 2012.

Release Time for UW Staff Recognition Day Thursday

April 22, 2013 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan has granted up to two hours of release time to attend Staff Recognition Day that begins at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Crane-Hill Dining Hall. More than 275 employees will be honored at the event.

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Staff Members Honored for Service to UW Students

April 22, 2013 — Members of the Mortar Board, the senior honor society at the University of Wyoming, selected UW staff members to receive the “Tip of the Cap” award. The award honors those who offered “exceptional contributions to the University of Wyoming and inspiration of students."

ZZ Ward to Perform Wednesday at UW

April 22, 2013 — Singer and songwriter ZZ Ward will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

‘Trash 2 Treasures’ Fundraiser Scheduled for UW Nordic Ski Team

April 22, 2013 — Members of the University of Wyoming Nordic ski team will collect any unwanted items from UW students as part of their "Trash 2 Treasures" fundraiser and community project.

Campus Construction Update for Week of April 21-27

April 19, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

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Torchlight Laurels Scheduled April 26

April 19, 2013 — More than 300 students will be recognized for academic excellence, service and campus leadership during the University of Wyoming’s annual Torchlight Laurels Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for April 22-28

April 19, 2013 — These are among the activities scheduled April 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Students Gain Research Experience as Undergraduates

April 19, 2013 — University of Wyoming students Wil Chapple and James Mouton are experiencing something that many other undergraduates do not experience early in their college careers -- the chance to conduct meaningful research before they graduate.

UW Will Host Earth Day Activities

April 19, 2013 — A barbecue, film, speaker and a campus cleanup are among activities scheduled to commemorate Earth Day 2013 Monday, April 22, at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 28-May 4

April 19, 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.

Flute Quartet Performs at UW's Berry Center April 24

April 18, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Flute Quartet will present a free concert Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.

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Symphony Conductor Michael Griffith to Present Faculty Senate Speaker Series Talk Wednesday

April 18, 2013 — Revealing insight into the life of the young Mozart will be offered during the University of Wyoming Faculty Senate Speakers’ Series talk Wednesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts concert hall.

Graphic Designer Work on Display in UW Gallery 234

April 17, 2013 — —“Graphic Designers’ Portfolios and Real World Applications” -- by Emily House, Jessica McKibben and Kira Cheshier -- will be displayed through Friday, April 26, in Gallery 234 in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

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Leading Energy Policy Expert to Launch New UW Center for Law and Energy Resources

April 17, 2013 — Robert Nordhaus, one of the nation’s leading experts on energy law and policy, will be the inaugural speaker Thursday, April 25, for the University of Wyoming’s new Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies.

Sunday's UW Faculty Recital Canceled

April 17, 2013 — The piano recital by Chin-Chuang Chang that was scheduled for Sunday, April 21, as part of the University of Wyoming Faculty Recital Series, has been canceled.

UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

April 17, 2013 — The University of Wyoming is offering employees and retirees an opportunity to choose the negotiated natural gas rate under the Choice Gas program. Employees who have not selected a supplier and rate have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, to sign up for the special UW rate.

College of Law 'Fun Run' is Saturday

April 16, 2013 — The University of Wyoming College of Law‘s “3.1 Fun Run” Saturday, April 20, will help this year’s graduating class fund a gift to the college.

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Take Back the Night Honors Survivors and Raises Awareness of Sexual Violence

April 16, 2013 — Take Back the Night, an event to raise awareness of sexual violence, begins with a rally Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. on Simpson Plaza at the University of Wyoming.

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company at UW Friday

April 16, 2013 — The renowned comedy improv group, the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, performs Friday, April 19, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW Debaters Conclude Successful Spring Season

April 16, 2013 — For only the third time in school history, University of Wyoming debate team members reached the sweet 16 of the Cross-examination Debate Association (CEDA) national championships.

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UW Police Chief: Take Steps to Deter Theft

April 16, 2013 — By UW Police Chief Mike Samp We at the UW Police Department remind all students, faculty and staff to monitor, lock and secure all personal items.

Dependent Insurance Audit Scheduled

April 15, 2013 — The Employees’ Group Insurance (EGI) will conduct an audit of covered dependents under the state of Wyoming health and dental insurance plans.

Finalists for UW Registrar to Give Public Presentation

April 15, 2013 — Two candidates for the position of registrar at the University of Wyoming will give public presentations April 19 and April 24 on the topic “Emerging Issues Relevant to the Office of the Registrar.”

Release Time for Campus Cleanup Day Thursday

April 15, 2013 — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan has authorized one hour of release time for interested faculty and staff members to participate in the annual Campus Cleanup Day scheduled from noon-3 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Check-in will be located in Simpson Plaza.

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UW's Bruce Culver and Kristy Isaak Receive James C. Hurst Awards

April 15, 2013 — Bruce Culver, director and professor in the School of Pharmacy, and Kristy Isaak, accounting associate, senior, in ASUW, were named the 2012-2013 recipients of the University of Wyoming’s James C. Hurst Each Student-A Person award.

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UW Advises Some Disruptions Due to Construction Activities

April 15, 2013 — University of Wyoming officials advise pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to be cautious of possible disruptions caused by increased construction activity on campus.

UW College of Business Program Has Audience Beyond Wyoming Borders

April 15, 2013 — A workshop using author James P. Owen’s “Cowboy Ethics” book as its organizing concept is being used by the University of Wyoming College of Business and the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership.

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UW Law Professor Noah Novogrodsky Honored for Excellence in Internationalization

April 15, 2013 — Associate Professor of Law Noah Novogrodsky’s efforts to ensure University of Wyoming students have opportunities to hone their skills in international law have earned him UW’s 2013 Faculty Award for Internationalization.

UW Police Department Offers Anonymous Text Tip Program

April 15, 2013 — The University of Wyoming offers an anonymous text tip program that will help create a safer community. Tip411 is an Internet-based tool that enables the public to text message anonymous tips to the university police and lets police respond, creating a two-way anonymous chat.

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UW Students Elect President, Senators

April 15, 2013 — University of Wyoming students have elected Brett Kahler of Casper, a communications senior, as president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW).

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Campus Construction Update for Week of April 14-20

April 12, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Calendar for April 15-21

April 12, 2013 — These are among the activities scheduled April 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Education Faculty Members Earn Garland Fellowships

April 12, 2013 — Two junior University of Wyoming College of Education faculty members will receive two years of financial support for their research agendas from the Mary Ellbogen Garland Early Career Fellowship.

UW to Confer Two Honorary Degrees

April 12, 2013 — The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon two individuals who are recognized internationally as leaders in their professions.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 21-27

April 12, 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.

Fly Fishing Film Tour Comes to UW April 18

April 11, 2013 — The University of Wyoming will play host to the 2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour Thursday, April 18, in the College of Education auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Run Josh Run 24-Hour Fundraiser is April 20

April 11, 2013 — Run Josh Run, a 24-hour event to raise money for the University of Wyoming Engineers Without Borders (EWB) organization, will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at UW’s Madrid Sports Complex.

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UW Percussion Ensemble to Perform April 18

April 11, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Fine Arts concert hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

UW Prepares for McCullough Appearance Visitors

April 11, 2013 — The University of Wyoming is making special provisions for visitors who plan to attend next week’s presentation by acclaimed historian and author David McCullough.

UW Supporters Create Haub School Endowed Chair for Conservation Economics and Finance

April 11, 2013 — A $2 million contribution from the Knobloch Family Foundation and gifts from other contributors will support an endowment for a new faculty position in conservation economics and finance at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Theatre and Dance Season Ends with Shakespeare Comedy

April 11, 2013 — Misrule rules the day in the topsy-turvy world of “Twelfth Night, Or What You Will,” which closes the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance 2012-2013 production season. Performances are scheduled April 23-27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m. on the Fine Arts main stage.

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More than $24,000 Raised to Help Create a World with More Birthdays

April 10, 2013 — Last weekend's fifth annual University of Wyoming American Cancer Society Relay for Life raised $24,000 to support the society’s mission of saving lives from cancer.

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Reverand Selected as First Buchanan Lecture Speaker

April 10, 2013 — University of Wyoming Department of English Professor Cedric “Ric” Reverand will be the speaker at the inaugural Buchanan Lecture that honors retiring UW President Tom Buchanan.

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UW Faculty Encouraged To Apply for Supercomputer Use This Summer

April 10, 2013 — University of Wyoming faculty members who are interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne for their computational research have until May 15 to submit an application to request a large core-hour allocation on the powerful machine.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of April 14-April 20: Jesus the Sailor

April 10, 2013 — There are several locations which Christians immediately associate with the life of Jesus. There is Bethlehem, in Judea, where Jesus was born; Nazareth, in Galilee, where he grew up; and Jerusalem, where he was crucified. These are the places where Jesus began and ended his life. But the places where Jesus carried out his ministry are less familiar.

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Visiting Artist Reception and Public Programs at the UW Art Museum

April 10, 2013 — University of Wyoming Eminent Artist in Residence Judy Pfaff will present a public art talk Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. and an informal gallery walk-through Tuesday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the UW Art Museum.

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New Exhibition of Haitian Art Opens at UW Art Museum

April 9, 2013 — A new exhibition of Haitian paintings can be seen through Saturday, May 11, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW Students Present Business Plans in $30K Entrepreneurship Competition Friday

April 9, 2013 — University of Wyoming students will present a wide range of business plans Friday, April 12, in the John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at the College of Business Building.

Weather Keeps Violinist from UW Concert

April 9, 2013 — The current spring snowstorm has forced postponement of tonight’s UW Cultural Programs concert featuring violinist Ray Chen, as travel closures have prevented him from making it to Laramie.

Wyoming Army Guard Unit Deployment Ceremony at UW April 11

April 9, 2013 — Fourteen University of Wyoming students are among members of a Wyoming Army National Guard unit that will be honored at a deployment ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the UW Arena-Auditorium.

‘The Regurgitator’ Brings Unique Act to UW Friday

April 9, 2013 — Stevie Starr, known as “The Regurgitator” who swallows items and then regurgitates them, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Cherie Kelley is UW Employee of the First Quarter

April 8, 2013 — Universally praised for her strong work ethic and can-do attitude, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering Accounting Associate Senior Cherie Kelley is the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the First Quarter.

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Participate in the Old Refrigerator Energy Awareness Contest at UW

April 8, 2013 — Those old refrigerators on the University of Wyoming campus waste energy, cost a lot of money to maintain and may even pose an ozone hazard.

State Health Care is Topic of UW/State Retirees Monthly Meeting

April 8, 2013 — All University of Wyoming retirees and near-retirees are invited to attend the April meeting of the UW/State Retirees of Albany County at 10 a.m. Monday, April 15, at the Eppson Center for Seniors, 1560 N. Third St.

Updated Employee Handbook Available Online

April 8, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Employee Handbook has been updated. The Employee Handbook applies to all benefited employees, and includes a section for non-benefited employees. Updates to the document include changes mandated by federal law and updates to current UW business practices.

UW Cowboys Take EWC Rodeo Team Title

April 8, 2013 — Led by its strong contingent of ropers, the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team placed first at last weekend’s Lancer Rodeo at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) in Torrington.

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UW Theatre and Dance Professor Nominated for Excellence in Design Award

April 8, 2013 — University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance Lecturer Sharon Huizinga has been nominated for one of Live Design magazine's Excellence in Design awards.

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UW’s Erin Forbes Awarded Huntington Fellowship

April 8, 2013 — Erin Forbes, University of Wyoming Department of English assistant professor, has been awarded a two-month Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship to study at the Huntington Library. The fellowship comes with a $6,000 award.

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Campus Construction Update for April 7-13

April 5, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

Comedian Josh Rabinowitz Performs at UW April 10

April 5, 2013 — Comedian Josh Rabinowitz will offer his brand of comedy at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

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Comparing Humans to Ants as a Society is Topic of Lecture at UW April 11

April 5, 2013 — Mark Moffett, known as the “Indiana Jones of entomology,” will discuss at the University of Wyoming the ways that modern humans are more comparable to ants than they are to chimpanzees.

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Laramie Company With UW Origins Sells Its Business to Autodesk

April 5, 2013 — Firehole Composites, a Laramie-based company whose origins sprung from the University of Wyoming’s Department of Mechanical Engineering 25 years ago, was recently purchased by Autodesk Inc., which focuses on 3-D design, engineering and entertainment software.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for April 8-14

April 5, 2013 — These are among the activities scheduled April 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for April 14-April 20

April 5, 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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Final Week to See Linda Fleming Sculptures on UW Campus

April 4, 2013 — After being on long-term loan to the University of Wyoming Art Museum, two large-scale sculptures by California artist Linda Fleming will be de-installed beginning Monday, April 8.

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The Dear Hunter Band Visits UW

April 4, 2013 — The indie rock band The Dear Hunter performs a free concert Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium.

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UW Student Releases Debut Album

April 4, 2013 — A summer motorcycle trip to Wyoming three years ago changed the life of California native Doug Balmain, not only in terms of completing his degree work, but also jump-starting a burgeoning singing career.

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Cultural Program Violinist Ray Chen to Perform at UW

April 3, 2013 — Acclaimed violinist Ray Chen will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

New UW Guide Helps Landowners Prepare for Fire

April 3, 2013 — Wyoming resource experts have written a 48-page guide to help landowners prepare for and cope with wildfires.

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Social Justice-Themed Art on Display at UW

April 3, 2013 — Felicia Follum’s social justice-themed art, “#TheLilyPadProject,” will be displayed in the University of Wyoming Union Gallery 234 through Friday, April 12.

UW ROTC Teams Fare Well in Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon

April 3, 2013 — University of Wyoming Army ROTC members placed highly as a team and individually in the recent Bataan Memorial Death March marathon in White Sands, N.M.

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UW Study Determines Wyoming Wind Could Benefit Colorado Economically

April 3, 2013 — Wyoming wind power could benefit the Colorado electric grid both economically and environmentally, according to a study headed by a University of Wyoming professor.

Annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice Begins Wednesday

April 2, 2013 — Panel discussions, lectures, performances and other activities to help eliminate social inequality are scheduled during the 17th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice April 3-6 at the University of Wyoming.

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Friday Night Fever Hosts Movie Night at Fox Theater

April 2, 2013 — University of Wyoming students are invited to a free movie night courtesy of Friday Night Fever.

Parkinson's Disease Subject of UW Lecture Thursday

April 2, 2013 — A leading Parkinson’s disease researcher will discuss his work Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

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Polar Bear Education Events for Adults and Children Highlight Arctic Life, Biodiversity

April 2, 2013 — What is it like to study polar bears on the Arctic sea ice? What kind of data do scientists collect? Teachers, students and the public will have the chance to meet polar bear scientists and ask questions via three free public education events April 8-9 at the University of Wyoming.

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Two UW College of Law Teams Reach Elite Eight in National Energy Competition

April 2, 2013 — Two University of Wyoming College of Law teams finished among the top eight teams during the recent third annual National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition at the West Virginia University College of Law.

UW Faculty Recital ‘Hot Off the Press' April 7

April 2, 2013 — “Hot off the Press: New Collaborations for Clarinet, Keyboards and Voice” is the next performance in the University of Wyoming Faculty Recital Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the UW Fine Arts concert hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Disability Awareness Activities This Week at UW

April 1, 2013 — University Disability Support Services (UDSS) will host a variety of Disability Awareness activities this week at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Assistant Professor of Horticulture Receives Young Scientist Award

April 1, 2013 — Research and commitment to teaching have earned an assistant professor of horticulture in the University of Wyoming Department of Plant Sciences the 2013 Young Scientist Award from the Society for In Vitro Biology.

UW Men’s Rodeo Team Moves into Second Place in Region

April 1, 2013 — A solid weekend showing at the Colorado State University (CSU) rodeo enabled the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team to climb into second place, inching the Pokes closer to the overall Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) lead.

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UW Professor Named ACE Fellow

April 1, 2013 — Jose Rosa, professor of marketing and sustainable business practices in the University of Wyoming College of Business, has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 7-April 13

April 1, 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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