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July 2013 Releases


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Folk Musician Luke Bell to Perform at UW Aug. 7

July 31, 2013 — Folk musician Luke Bell will perform Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza.

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UW Haub School Director to Give Public Talk on Environmental Change

July 31, 2013 — Ingrid “Indy” Burke, director of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, will present a public talk, titled “What does environmental change mean to you?,” at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody Thursday, Aug. 8, at 12:15 p.m. The free lecture is part of the Draper Natural History Museum’s Lunchtime Expedition series.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of August 4-10: What Would a Biblical America Be Like?

July 31, 2013 — In many of the recent moral debates in the United States of America, we have heard people call for a return to a more biblical America. With regard to many difficult issues, such as gays, abortion and marriage, some individuals argue that our society should simply “do what the Bible says.”

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Final Days to See Two Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

July 30, 2013 — The final day to see two exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is Saturday, Aug. 3.

Leadership Wyoming Class to Hold Orientation Session This Week at UW

July 30, 2013 — Forty-six people from around Wyoming will represent their respective communities in the 14th Leadership Wyoming class.

Northern Rockies Skies for August: Scorpius and the Perseid Meteor Showers

July 30, 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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Apply Now for Leadership Laramie

July 29, 2013 — Leadership Laramie is looking for leaders or potential leaders from the University of Wyoming community. The application deadline is Aug. 2, and tuition is free to UW employees.

First Lady Raises Funds for New Alcohol Awareness Program

July 29, 2013 — (This article was released by the office of Gov. Matt Mead.) In November, First Lady Carol Mead will lead a team of marathon runners in the ING New York City Marathon to raise money for the Wyoming Remember the 8 Endowment.

Researcher to Discuss Teton Valley Mountain Lions Thursday

July 29, 2013 — A researcher who has studied cougar ecology in northwest Wyoming will discuss his findings Thursday, Aug. 1, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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UW Professor's Publications Ranked Among World's Best in Marine Ecosystem Services

July 29, 2013 — Having articles published by some of the world’s leading scientific journals has become almost expected of University of Wyoming Professor Edward Barbier. But even he was taken aback by the results of an international survey that ranked three of his articles among the top five publications in marine ecosystem services.

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Campus Construction Update for July 28-Aug. 3

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

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Morehouse College Students Launch High-Altitude Research Balloon at UW

July 26, 2013 — Rather than watching fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend in sweltering Atlanta, students from Morehouse College spent their time launching a high-altitude research balloon at the University of Wyoming and throwing snowballs in the Snowy Range.

Point Guard Ministries Event July 31

July 26, 2013 — “Passing the Rock, Spreading Salvation,” is the theme of The Point Guard Ministries Festival Fundraiser from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, in the UniWyo Sports Complex. The event is free and open to the public.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for July 29-Aug. 4

July 26, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled July 29-Aug. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Board Chooses Contractor for Indoor Golf Facility

July 26, 2013 — A Wyoming firm has been chosen to build a new Indoor Golf Practice Facility at the University of Wyoming.

UW Board of Trustees Approves State Budget Request

July 26, 2013 — A merit-based pay raise to retain top faculty and staff members, and key technology and facility upgrades, are part of a state budget request approved by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday).

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 4-10

July 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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Emily Bandel: From Nurse’s Assistant to the Mayo Clinic

July 25, 2013 — When University of Wyoming nursing student Emily Bandel first arrived at the Mayo Clinic to begin serving an internship last summer, she says she was “blown away.”

UW Board of Trustees to Hold Special Meeting July 26

July 25, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, July 26, by teleconference to consider approval of the university's 2015-16 biennium budget request, the construction contract for the Indoor Golf Practice Facility, a right-of-way transfer to the Wyoming Department of Transportation, and two parcels of property acquisition.

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SHEL to Perform at UW July 31

July 24, 2013 — The all-woman band SHEL returns to perform its unique style of music during the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 31, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Simpson Plaza.

UW McNair Scholars Present Research Monday

July 24, 2013 — Twelve students will present their research work during the 21st annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium Monday, July 29, at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Researcher’s Techniques Help Solve Martian Meteorites Mystery

July 24, 2013 — A University of Wyoming research professor has helped solve the question of how old Mars meteorites are and when volcanism actually occurred on the red planet.

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Garden Walks Highlight UW’s All-America Garden

July 23, 2013 — Two walks describing the University of Wyoming All-America Selections (AAS) Display Garden are scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 31 and Sept. 4, both Wednesdays, at UW.

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Osher Foundation Gift of $1 Million Supports UW Nontraditional Students

July 23, 2013 — The Bernard Osher Foundation recently awarded $1 million to the University of Wyoming to establish an endowment to support scholarships for nontraditional students re-entering the university.

Betsy Wiest Memorial Service

July 22, 2013 — A memorial service for former School of Nursing faculty member Betsy Wiest is set for Saturday, July 27, at 11:15 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

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Bill Finnerty is UW Employee of the Quarter

July 22, 2013 — Recognized by everyone for being friendly, punctual and willing to offer a helping hand, Wyo Hall custodian Bill Finnerty is the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the Second Quarter.

Open Forum on Workplace Ethics Tuesday

July 22, 2013 — All University of Wyoming employees are invited to attend an open forum discussion on workplace ethics Tuesday, July 23, at 1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Senate Chambers.

Researcher to Discuss Yellowstone’s Super Volcano Thursday

July 22, 2013 — New discoveries involving Yellowstone’s giant volcanic system and potential earthquake hazards will be the topic of the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, July 25, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

UDSS Sets Open House/Meet & Greet

July 22, 2013 — University of Wyoming Disability Support Services (UDSS) will explain its policies and practices and answer faculty and staff member questions during open house/meet & greet sessions July 30 and Aug. 15 in the MTC computer laboratory, Room 7 of Knight Hall.

UW Salaries Lag Further Behind Peer Universities

July 22, 2013 — After four years of no state funding for employee pay raises, the University of Wyoming is losing faculty members at an accelerating rate and falling further behind average pay levels at public research universities.

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UW to Host Prospective Students, Families at Picnic in the Pasture July 26

July 22, 2013 — Close to 400 people from throughout Wyoming and 17 other states are expected to visit the University of Wyoming Friday, July 26, for the inaugural Picnic in the Pasture.

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Campus Construction Update for July 21-27

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

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University of Wyoming Calendar for July 22-28

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

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UW Brings Record of Success to Casper Business Incubator

July 19, 2013 — The Casper Area Economic Development Alliance and the University of Wyoming have signed an agreement for UW to operate Casper’s new business incubator.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 28-Aug. 3

July 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.

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The Magic Beans to Perform at UW July 24

July 18, 2013 — The Magic Beans will perform their experimental-groove music during the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 24, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Simpson Plaza.

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UW Students Teach Outdoor Science to Youngsters in Medicine Bow, Hanna

July 18, 2013 — Two University of Wyoming students received a leg up on their teaching skills this week.

Laramie Mural Project Continues

July 17, 2013 — Two new murals by two Laramie artists are underway for the Laramie Mural Project, a collaboration among local artists, downtown building owners, Laramie Main Street Alliance and the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Non-resident

July 17, 2013 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following non-resident students at the completion of the 2013 spring semester.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Resident

July 17, 2013 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2013 spring semester.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of July 21-27: Egypt’s Good Guys and Bad Guys

July 17, 2013 — The news coming out of Egypt these last couple weeks tells a dramatic story. Millions of Egyptians protested the authoritarianism of a political party that controlled not just the presidency but both houses of parliament. These demonstrations led to a military take-over and the appointment of a civilian government led by a high court judge.

Energy MBA Courses Offered at UW This Fall

July 16, 2013 — This fall marks the inaugural semester of Energy MBA courses at the University of Wyoming College of Business.

New Publication Discusses Trees That Survive Wyoming’s Climate

July 16, 2013 — A new University of Wyoming bulletin suggests to homeowners trees that will survive Wyoming’s climate.

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UW Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival Public Performances July 24 and July 27

July 16, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival concludes with public performances July 24 and July 27.

Agencies to Receive Active Shooter Response Training at UW

July 15, 2013 — More than 100 regional law enforcement officers will participate in active shooter response exercises July 22-24 in the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

Apply Now for UW Leadership Academy

July 15, 2013 — pplications will be accepted through Thursday, Aug. 15, for the second University of Wyoming Leadership Academy, a program designed to develop and enhance the skills of current and future UW leaders.

Researcher to Discuss Climate’s Effects on Trout Thursday

July 15, 2013 — The effects of warming temperatures on Yellowstone cutthroat trout is the topic of the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, July 18, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Steam Shutdown Starts Friday at UW

July 15, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Physical Plant will shut down the campus steam system beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 19, through 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Buildings connected to the steam system will not have building heat or domestic hot water.

UW Trustees to Hold Meeting, Retreat in Sheridan

July 15, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting and board retreat July 17-18 at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Sheridan.

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Campus Construction Update for July 14-20

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

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University of Wyoming Calendar for July 15-21

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

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Visiting Artists to Present Public Programs at UW Art Museum

July 12, 2013 — Photographer Gerald Lang and photographer/herbalist Jennifer Anne Tucker will present two public programs in conjunction with their exhibition, “The Botanical Series: Photographs by Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker,” now on view at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. Both events are free and open to the public.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 21-July 27

July 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.

Powell Research and Extension Center Hosts Field Day July 19

July 11, 2013 — Water management, seed production, phosphorous in sugar beets and soil erosion are some of the topics to be covered at the University of Wyoming's Powell Research and Extension Center (PREC) field day Friday, July 19.

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The Lonesome Heroes to Perform at UW July 17

July 11, 2013 — An Austin, Texas-based band, The Lonesome Heroes, returns to perform during the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 17, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Simpson Plaza.

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Toby Keith Concert Tickets on Sale July 15 at UW

July 10, 2013 — Tickets go on sale Monday, July 15, at the University of Wyoming for the Toby Keith concert Saturday, July 27, at Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD).

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UW’s Oakey to Use NSF CAREER Award to Research Regeneration of Structural Tissues

July 10, 2013 — John Oakey wants to make tissue engineering and regenerative medicine more effective and widespread for applications such as rebuilding damaged knee cartilage. The University of Wyoming researcher will soon receive a large funding source that will assist him.

ExxonMobil Enhances K-12 Energy Education in Wyoming

July 9, 2013 — ExxonMobil has partnered with the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) to promote K-12 energy education in Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Non-resident

July 9, 2013 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2013 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Resident

July 9, 2013 — The University of Wyoming lists the following Wyoming students on the 2013 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute to Recognize Outstanding Partners at Annual CO2 Conference

July 8, 2013 — Representatives from Devon Energy and ExxonMobil will be recognized by the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) for their outstanding contribution to improved oil recovery/enhanced oil recovery and the recovery of stranded oil in Wyoming at the seventh annual CO2 Conference July 9-10 at the Casper Events Center.

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Journal Selects UW Economist for Best Research Paper Award

July 8, 2013 — John Tschirhart, University of Wyoming Department of Economics and Finance professor, received the “best paper of the year” award from the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE).

Urban Wildlife Conflicts in Jackson Hole Topic of Thursday Talk

July 8, 2013 — Measures taken by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to curb wildlife conflicts in residential areas in Jackson Hole is the topic of the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, July 11, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

UW Student Group Sponsors Cooking Class Fundraiser

July 8, 2013 — Members of The Keep Girls in School Project at the University of Wyoming plan an Indian food cooking class Saturday, July 13, as part of a fundraising project.

Volunteers Needed to Collect Recycling Materials During Laramie Jubilee Days

July 8, 2013 — The call is out to the University of Wyoming community to help collect recycling materials during Laramie Jubilee Days that concludes Sunday, July 14.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 14-July 20

July 8, 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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Doug Balmain to Perform at UW July 10

July 3, 2013 — University of Wyoming student Doug Balmain returns to play his brand of acoustic country blues during the Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 10, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Simpson Plaza.

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Free Tickets Available For Planetarium Show at UW

July 3, 2013 — Free tickets will be distributed beginning Monday, July 8, for a University of Wyoming planetarium show scheduled Tuesday, July 16.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 8-July 14

July 3, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled July 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Art Museum Annual Gala Oct. 26

July 3, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 20th annual Gala ball and fundraiser is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom. The theme is “Laissez les bons temps rouler” or “Let the good times roll.”

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of July 7-13: American Religions and Gay Marriage

July 3, 2013 — As the Los Angeles Times’ author David G. Savage observed last weekend, the Supreme Court’s rulings on gay marriage, the voting rights act and affirmative-action admissions policies stem from a single legal principle. They aim to ensure that all parties receive equal treatment, whether they are individuals (in the case of marriage and university admission) or states (in the case of voting rights).

Casper Business Owner Receives SBA Award

July 2, 2013 — Aaron Rodolph, president of Rodolph Brothers Inc. in Casper, recently received the Wyoming Small Business Person of the Year Award.

UW ROTC Cadet Places First in Physical Fitness Test

July 2, 2013 — University of Wyoming Army ROTC Cadet Margaret Edmiston, from Valencia, Calif., won first place in the female category during the 5th Regiment Army physical fitness test (APFT) at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Volunteers Needed to Collect Recycling Materials During Laramie Jubilee Days

July 2, 2013 — The call is out to the University of Wyoming community to help collect recycling materials during Laramie Jubilee Days July 4-14.

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New President Issues Statement to UW Employees

July 1, 2013 — University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg issued the following message to all University of Wyoming employees:

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Robert Sternberg Takes Office as UW’s 24th President

July 1, 2013 — Pledging to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, legislators and friends to lead the University of Wyoming to prominence as one of the nation’s top land-grant universities, new UW President Robert Sternberg officially begins his duties today (Monday).

Snake Venom Use in Medical Drugs Topic of Thursday Talk at AMK Ranch

July 1, 2013 — Research into snake venom as a potential new drug therapy is the topic of the weekly summer lecture series Thursday, July 4, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

UW Closed Thursday for Independence Day

July 1, 2013 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed and summer classes dismissed Thursday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.

UW Parking Permits Can Be Purchased Now

July 1, 2013 — University of Wyoming parking permits for 2013-14 can now be purchased online through WyoWeb.

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