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August 2013 Releases


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An Update from President Sternberg

August 30, 2013 — Welcome to the start of a new academic year at the University of Wyoming! Let me start by saying how happy my wife, Karin, and I are to be in Laramie and starting this fall semester with you! Laramie is a beautiful place in the summer, but nothing can compare to the vibrancy of having the faculty and students back on campus!

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Campus Construction Update for Sept. 1-7

August 30, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

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New UW Landmark Honors Floriculturist Tommy Thompson

August 30, 2013 — A new University of Wyoming landmark honors Tommy Thompson, a master floriculturist who cultivated the university’s beautiful flower gardens for three decades.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 3-8

August 30, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled Sept. 3-8 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Family Weekend Registration Underway

August 30, 2013 — Activities both on campus and in the Laramie community are planned for Family Weekend Sept. 20-22 at the University of Wyoming.

UWPD Warns Against Shoplifting

August 30, 2013 — With the new semester underway and large numbers of people frequenting the Wyoming Union, the University of Wyoming Police Department warns that theft will not be tolerated and that violators will face consequences.

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UW to Mark Opening of Energy Innovation Center Sept. 12

August 30, 2013 — The University of Wyoming will unveil one of the nation’s most advanced energy research facilities with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Sept. 12.

UW’s Friday Night Fever Sponsors Bowling Night

August 30, 2013 — The University of Wyoming’s Friday Night Fever will go out on the town for bowling from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at Laramie Lanes, located at 1270 N. Third St.

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Neltje Exhibition to Open Sept. 7 at UW Art Museum

August 29, 2013 — A new exhibition of paintings by Wyoming artist Neltje will open Saturday, Sept. 7, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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Peabody Energy Advanced Coal Technology Laboratory Focuses on Coal Conversion

August 29, 2013 — Maohong Fan wants to help solve an energy puzzle that will ensure Wyoming’s coal production remains viable for decades to come. Finding catalysts, or new materials that can be used for processing Wyoming coal, may be the key.

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UW Mental Health Exhibition Shares Perspective from Consumer Eyes

August 28, 2013 — Gallery 234 in the University of Wyoming Union will host the exhibition “Shadows and Light: Community Mental Health through the Lens of the Consumer,” Sept. 9-Oct. 4. A reception will take place in the gallery Thursday, Sept. 12, from 5-7 p.m.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Sept. 1-7: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

August 28, 2013 — The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue, prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding of what kind of prayer is permitted in the public schools of the United States of America. So let me take this column to review what is and what is not allowed with regard to prayer in public schools.

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UW Workshops Promote Science in the Classroom

August 28, 2013 — Science teachers from around Wyoming gained valuable insights on incorporating science into their classrooms during a recent workshop at the University of Wyoming.

UW’s Friday Night Fever hosts Extreme Laser Battle

August 28, 2013 — Friday Night Fever (FNF) will kick off the University of Wyoming school year with Extreme Laser Battle and a mechanical bull from 9 p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 30, at Fraternity Mall.

Northern Rockies Skies for September: Cygnus the Swan

August 27, 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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Obamacare and Changing Health Care Market Topic of University of Wyoming Conference

August 27, 2013 — Experts led by groundbreaking author and Time magazine writer Steven Brill will examine sweeping social, legal and economic consequences of the Affordable Care Act during a Consumer Issues Conference Oct. 2-4 at the University of Wyoming. The conference also examines the state of innovation and legal issues in the new health care market generally.

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Sherwin Bitsui First UW Fall Semester Eminent Writer in Residence

August 27, 2013 — Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui will give several public readings this fall as a University of Wyoming Eminent Writer in Residence.

International Program Seeks Host Families

August 26, 2013 — Laramie families are invited to participate in the Friendship Families Program that connects international students with local families. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 6.

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New Hours at UW Geological Museum

August 26, 2013 — The University of Wyoming’s Geological Museum is now open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and is closed Sundays.

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New President Initiates ‘UW Pride Fridays’

August 26, 2013 — University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg has started a new on-campus tradition by encouraging students, faculty and staff to wear brown and gold UW gear every Friday.

UW Adopts New Learning Management System

August 26, 2013 — Citing factors such as ease of use by students and faculty, flexibility, innovative instructional features and accessibility, the University of Wyoming has adopted Canvas by Instructure as UW’s single learning management system (LMS). The new LMS (www.uwyo.edu/WyoCourses) will replace less-user-friendly systems now in use and will be the sole campus learning platform beginning in fall 2014.

UW Labor Day Closures

August 26, 2013 — Most University of Wyoming offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, Sept. 2, for the Labor Day holiday. Regular hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) will resume Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Why Athletics Matters So Much at the University of Wyoming

August 26, 2013 — When people hear of my passion for intercollegiate athletics at the University of Wyoming, they sometimes ask me why I care so much about athletics. After all, a university is essentially an academic institution, and so what does athletics have to do with an academic institution? As it turns out, quite a lot.

‘Trash 2 Treasure’ Fundraiser Supports UW Nordic Ski Team

August 26, 2013 — The University of Wyoming’s nationally recognized Nordic ski team will hold its “Trash 2 Treasure” fundraiser from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Fraternity Mall.

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“Rendezvous” to Offer New UW Campus Dining Options

August 26, 2013 — An exciting new dining experience, “Rendezvous,” will come to the University of Wyoming in early September. Located in the completely renovated space of the former Ross Hall Dining Room, Rendezvous will offer a variety of breakfast and lunch options, along with a full-service coffee bar.

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Campus Construction Update for August 25-31

August 23, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 25-31 at the University of Wyoming:

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Four UW Research Projects Chosen for Third Cycle of Supercomputer Use

August 23, 2013 — Four computational research projects led by University of Wyoming faculty members aimed at providing insights on key issues in Wyoming and the West have been selected to use the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne over the next year.

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Rock Springs Student Receives National Pharmacy Award

August 23, 2013 — University of Wyoming pharmacy student Melissa Mehle of Rock Springs has received a 2013 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholars Award.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 26-Sept. 2

August 23, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled Aug. 26-Sept. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 1-Sept. 7

August 23, 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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Hess Digital Rock Physics Lab Brings World-Class Focus to Oil and Gas Recovery

August 22, 2013 — More and more, oil and gas companies are faced with extracting precious minerals from unconventional reservoirs that are difficult and costly to access. They have an ally in Mohammad Piri, a University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources associate professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, who heads the Hess Digital Rock Physics Laboratory in UW’s new Energy Innovation Center.

UWPD Encourages Bicycle Registration

August 22, 2013 — For University of Wyoming students and employees, registering your bicycle with the UW Police Department is easy: All you need is $5 and five minutes.

UW Assistant Professor Connects with Teton County Latina Students

August 21, 2013 — When 10 Latina high school students from Teton County visited Aurora Chang’s “Diversity and the Politics of Schooling” class last fall at the University of Wyoming, no one could have predicted that what was expected to be a one-time interaction would lead to an ongoing relationship with one goal in mind: the girls’ academic success.

UW Department of Computer Science Partners with Health Care Company GHX

August 21, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Department of Computer Science welcomes health care supply chain technology company GHX as a partner in its Industrial Affiliates Program.

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Stand-up Comic Nikki Glaser to Perform at UW Aug. 28

August 20, 2013 — Stand-up comedian Nikki Glaser will perform a free show to begin the fall semester at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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UW Balloon Research Program to Mark 50th Anniversary

August 20, 2013 — A unique atmospheric research project housed at the University of Wyoming since 1971 will mark its 50th anniversary next week with a special balloon launch and other activities.

Household Item Giveaway for International Students Set

August 19, 2013 — The annual Household Item Giveaway for international students attending the University of Wyoming is set for Saturday, Aug. 24, just south of the Cheney International Center. Donations can be dropped off between 7-7:30 a.m., and the students will be allowed to take items beginning at 8 a.m.

Letter from UW President Bob Sternberg

August 19, 2013 — On Friday, August 30, 2013, we will be joining the State of Wyoming in College Color Day. Wyoming Governor Mead has signed a declaration asking Wyoming residents to wear their collegiate colors on the 30th to commemorate the tradition and spirit of their favorite college.

Regular Hours Begin Aug. 26

August 19, 2013 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe regular hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 26, the first day of fall semester classes.

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UW Transit & Parking Offers Real Time Bus Tracking Service

August 19, 2013 — University of Wyoming Transit and Parking offers a new service that allows passengers to track its buses in real time.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 25-Aug. 31

August 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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Actor and Art Collector Cheech Marin to Visit UW

August 16, 2013 — Well-known entertainer Cheech Marin, who has gained additional acclaim as a collector of Chicano art, is scheduled to visit the University of Wyoming campus and present two public programs on Sept. 6-7.

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Campus Construction Update for August 18-24

August 16, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 19-25

August 16, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled Aug. 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Eclipses Previous Record with $56 Million in Private Support

August 16, 2013 — The University of Wyoming achieved a record year in private giving as the fiscal year closed on June 30. More than $56 million in private gifts eclipsed UW’s previous high year mark in 2011 of $43.1 million.

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UW Presents Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo

August 16, 2013 — The University of Wyoming’s 2013 Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival concludes Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25, with “Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo: Poetic Motion.”

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Shell 3-D Visualization Lab Offers Detailed Views on Energy-Related Research

August 15, 2013 — The person who coined the phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” probably wasn’t seeing the view in multiple dimensions.

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UW Researcher’s Work Shows Greenland Ice Melt Affected by Sub-Glacial Drainage System

August 15, 2013 — University of Wyoming Geologist Neil Humphrey and colleagues have taken a significant step to better understand glacial movement in Greenland, which is fundamental to projecting future sea-level rise worldwide. The key may lie in the effect of the basal or sub-glacial drainage system on the Greenland ice sheet.

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UW Again Boosts High-Performance Computing Capacity

August 14, 2013 — When University of Wyoming faculty members return to campus this fall, they will find Mount Moran has significantly boosted its capacity for high-performance computing. More than double, in fact.

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UW Art Museum Exhibitions Will Change

August 14, 2013 — This is the final week to view three exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 18-24: A Religious Studies Scholar Goes Viral

August 14, 2013 — Even if you have never visited YouTube, you have probably at least heard about YouTube videos going viral. It usually happens to short films of pop culture that pique the interest of young people, usually for a laugh, and then lots and lots (and lots) of people watch them.

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SAREC Open House Keeps Informal, Flexible Format

August 13, 2013 — How cattle self-select what they eat, weed and cheatgrass issues, wheat trials and high tunnel research are among topics during the late afternoon open house Thursday, Aug 22, at the University of Wyoming’s James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle.

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UW-Led Group Brings Water to Community in Kenya

August 13, 2013 — Magic happened when water started flowing in Kenya’s Hillside community this summer.

Nominations Accepted for UW Staff Employee of the Third Quarter

August 12, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Staff Senate is seeking nominations for Outstanding Staff Employee of the third quarter. Sept. 13, is the nomination deadline.

Power Outage Today

August 12, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Physical Plant and Rocky Mountain Power have scheduled a power outage today, Monday, Aug. 12, at 4:45 p.m. to re-route the west campus electrical service. The outage will last approximately 1.5-2 hours.

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Reception Honors UW Research Center Director Harlow

August 12, 2013 — Every summer morning for more than two decades, Hank and Mary Ann Harlow have gone to work in one of the world’s most beautiful environments -- the University of Wyoming-National Park Service Research Center in Grand Teton National Park.

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UW Classes Begin Aug. 26

August 12, 2013 — University of Wyoming fall semester classes will begin Monday, Aug. 26.

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UW’s EPSCoR Water Grant Equipment Provides Boost to Wyoming Community College Research

August 12, 2013 — The hot mineral springs in Thermopolis soothe Suzanne Smaglik's quest to document the different species of microbes that live in the steamy environment. The earth and physical science professor at Central Wyoming College (CWC) is receiving a technological boost from the University of Wyoming to assist her research efforts.

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Campus Construction Update for Aug. 11-17

August 9, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

Grant Helps UW Department of Psychology Provide Free Service to Abuse Victims

August 9, 2013 — Free counseling is available to victims of partner violence and sexual assault in Campbell, Carbon and Laramie counties. The service is through a new telehealth program offered by the University of Wyoming Department of Psychology.

Release Time for Town Meeting

August 9, 2013 — University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg will host the first in a series of “town meetings” for the university community from 3-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in the Scarlett Auditorium of the College of Business.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 12-18

August 9, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled Aug. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW to Host Front Range HPC Symposium Aug. 13-15

August 9, 2013 — In the past 18 months, the University of Wyoming has made its mark in the supercomputing world. UW has become a member of the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC); has had numerous faculty conduct important research at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne; and opened its own Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC), a high-performance computing center, on campus.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 18-Aug. 24

August 9, 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.

Scheduled Power Outages Prompt Campus Closures

August 8, 2013 — Due to the planned electrical shutdown on the west side of the University of Wyoming, some campus services will close early Monday, Aug. 12, and Friday, Aug. 16.

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UW's Jennifer Black Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

August 8, 2013 — Recent University of Wyoming graduate Jennifer Black of Cheyenne is one of only six students nationwide to receive the prestigious $15,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship, named for the founder of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

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UW Enhanced Oil Recovery Research Lab Targets Stranded Reserves

August 8, 2013 — Tens of billions of barrels of oil remain stranded in aging fields in Wyoming’s Big Horn, Wind River and Powder River basins, according to David Mohrbacher, director of the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI). A portion of this stranded oil, between 1 billion and 3 billion barrels, can be recovered at today’s oil prices using enhanced oil recovery techniques.

Bus Ride from Laramie Offered For UW Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo

August 7, 2013 — A bus ride from Laramie will be offered for the University of Wyoming’s “Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo” production at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.

NSF to Host “Science: Becoming the Messenger” Workshop at UW Sept. 11-12

August 7, 2013 — With science playing a more pivotal role in people’s everyday lives, it is incumbent upon scientists and researchers to convey their discoveries in a way that is practical and understandable, and demonstrates real-world applications to the public.

UW President Sternberg to Hold Town Meeting Monday

August 7, 2013 — University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg will host the first in a series of “town meetings” for the university community from 3-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in the Scarlett Auditorium in the College of Business.

President Sternberg: UW Can Become Nation’s No. 1 Land-grant Institution

August 6, 2013 — When I tell people that the University of Wyoming can be the No. 1 land-grant institution in the country, some of them look at me as though I am out of my mind. How, after all, can we compete with institutions like the University of California at Berkeley, Michigan State and Texas A&M? Well, let’s consider what it might mean to be the No. 1 land-grant university.

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State Fair Ceremony Marks 100 Years of Wyoming 4-H

August 6, 2013 — Add “Hundred” to one of those four H’s in 4-H.

West Campus Power Outages Scheduled

August 6, 2013 — The UW Physical Plant has scheduled an electrical outage, in coordination with Rocky Mountain Power, to re-work the west campus electrical service. The outage will begin at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, and last approximately 1.5 hours. Buildings between 15th and Ninth streets and between Ivinson and Lewis streets will be without power during the outage.

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Carolyn Pepper Named UW’s Top Graduate Mentor

August 5, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Graduate Council has selected Psychology Professor Carolyn Pepper as the recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Mentor award.

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UW Faculty Members are New U.S. Citizens

August 5, 2013 — All of them say it is among the most important days of the lives, one that they will always remember.

UW Frontline Connections 2013 Meetings Scheduled

August 5, 2013 — Essential information to answer common questions about attending the University of Wyoming will be answered during Frontline Connections 2013 Aug. 15 and Aug. 16 in Room 105 of the UW Classroom Building.

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Campus Construction Update for Aug. 4-10

August 2, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 5-11

August 2, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled Aug. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 11-Aug. 17

August 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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Experience Vertical Dance Indoors

August 1, 2013 — The two-story interior wall of the University of Wyoming Berry Center will be the setting for a vertical dance performance Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 5 p.m.

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

August 1, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council and Advanced Conversion Technologies Task Force will meet to consider a variety of topics Friday, Aug. 23, in the BP Collaboration Center at UW's Energy Innovation Center,

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