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2014 Releases


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Cowboy Check-In Program Implemented for UW Students

September 30, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Campus Activities Center (CAC) is offering a new incentive to help students succeed by becoming involved in campus activities.

man sitting by stream with laptop computer Four Projects Headed by UW Researchers Selected for Supercomputer Use

September 30, 2014 — Carbon sequestration, planet formation and two projects that focus on water are the subjects of research University of Wyoming faculty members are conducting with the assistance of the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

Oil and Gas Development on Wind River Indian Reservation Talk at UW Oct. 6

September 30, 2014 — Oil and gas development on the Wind River Indian Reservation is the topic of a discussion Monday, Oct. 6, at the University of Wyoming.

man playing piano Pianist Barry Douglas Opens UW Cultural Programs Concert Series

September 30, 2014 — Described as “one of the best pianists of his generation,” Barry Douglas will open the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs concert series Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

woman and man shaking hands UW Students Can Prepare for Next Week’s Job Fairs

September 30, 2014 — University of Wyoming student will be able to meet with prospective employers during job fairs scheduled Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 6-7.

two men and a woman rehearsing play UW Theatre and Dance Season Opens with 'The Exit Interview'

September 30, 2014 — All sacred cows imaginable are headed for the dinner table in “The Exit Interview,” a new comedy by University of Wyoming playwright-in-residence William Missouri Downs that turns the classic human relations send-off on its head in hilariously epic fashion.

man working on bicycle Inaugural Bike to UW Day Successful

September 29, 2014 — When the first person showed up 30 minutes before the scheduled opening time, Dan McCoy had a feeling there was a lot of interest in the first Bike to UW Day at the University of Wyoming Tuesday.

older photo of  young man and woman sitting with man's arm around woman Johnsons to Receive UW Medallion Service Award

September 29, 2014 — When Peter M. Johnson (B.S. ’72) and Paula Green Johnson (B.S. ’72) launched the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Career Center at the University of Wyoming College of Business, they were trying to solve a basic problem.

mule deer walking up hill Sage Grouse Conservation Also Helps Mule Deer Migration Routes, Study Finds

September 29, 2014 — Measures taken to conserve sage grouse in Wyoming also benefit mule deer migration routes, according to a new study published today (Monday) in the online journal Ecosphere.

Three to Receive UW Distinguished Alumni Awards

September 29, 2014 — Three University of Wyoming graduates will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards during UW Homecoming activities Saturday, Oct. 18.

United Way Campaign Kickoff Tuesday at UW

September 29, 2014 — University of Wyoming employees and students are reminded that UW’s 2014 United Way campaign will begin Tuesday, Sept. 30, with a campus Campaign Kickoff and Resource Fair from 3-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

UW Cowboys Move Into Second Place in Regional Rodeo Standings

September 29, 2014 — After a mediocre performance the previous week, the University of Wyoming men’s team came roaring back with the type of consistency across the lineup UW Coach George Howard has been seeking this season.

six people posed in front of library UW Libraries Web Team Receives Statewide Honor

September 29, 2014 — The Wyoming Library Association (WLA) has presented members of the University of Wyoming Libraries’ Web team with the WLA’s Andy Fisher Technology Award.

man pointing to spot on globe UW Researcher Publishes Paper Observing Temperature Variability Across The World

September 29, 2014 — If more of the world’s climate becomes like that in tropical zones, it could potentially affect crops, insect fitness and malaria transmission, and even confuse migration patterns of birds and mammals worldwide.

Golfers practicing Campus Construction Update for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

September 26, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 28-Oct. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

Four women sitting and standing in a row Casper Hospital Gift Supports Nursing Education at UW

September 26, 2014 — Mountain View Regional Hospital (MVRH) in Casper recently pledged $45,000 to support students in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.

Man standing with trees in background Tribal Nations Symposium Oct. 13 at UW

September 26, 2014 — The second Building Tribal Nations symposium Monday, Oct. 13, at the University of Wyoming will focus on international indigenous sovereignty.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 29-Oct. 5

September 26, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 29-Oct. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

Man standing in front of wind turbine UW Receives $4.25 Million DOE Grant to Explore Wind Energy

September 26, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has received a $4.25 million Department of Energy-EPSCoR grant to research wind farm modeling, transmission grid monitoring and the economics derived from wind-generated power.

UW Wins DOE Grant for Further Study of Rock Springs Uplift

September 26, 2014 — Years of work by University of Wyoming researchers have characterized a geological formation in southwest Wyoming as a potentially secure site for storing carbon dioxide underground.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 5-11

September 26, 2014 — 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.

Comedian to Perform at UW Oct. 3

September 25, 2014 — Comedian Marcus brings his brand of humor to the University of Wyoming Friday, Oct. 3.

Food and Nutrition Service Head Keynotes UW Consumer Issues Conference

September 25, 2014 — Audrey Rowe, USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administrator, will be a keynote speaker at the “Food: Perceptions, Practices and Policies” Consumer Issues Conference Oct. 8-10 at the University of Wyoming.

Newcomb Grants Fund Eight New Teacher Projects in Wyoming Schools

September 25, 2014 — Eight recent University of Wyoming graduates returned to campus this fall to share their experiences as first-year teachers and to discuss the ways in which a College of Education grant supported their transition into the profession.

Northern Rockies Skies for October: Aquila, the Eagle

September 25, 2014 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming, and Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory.

Pete’s Game Room To Open Oct. 1 in Wyoming Union

September 25, 2014 — Pete’s Game Room, named after the University of Wyoming’s iconic Pistol Pete mascot, will have its grand opening with a full day of free events Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

Public Invited to Iron Pour at UW Visual Arts Building

September 25, 2014 — Two events are open to the public this weekend during the fourth biennial Western Cast iron Art Conference at the University of Wyoming’s Visual Arts Building, located on the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive.

UW Conference Focuses on Energy Issues in Rocky Mountain Region

September 25, 2014 — An Anadarko Petroleum Corp. executive will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies Conference. The event will feature top national, regional and local experts who will discuss current energy topics, bridge the legal field with technology and policy, and identify opportunities for solutions in the public interest.

UW Fall Faculty Meeting Scheduled Oct. 8

September 25, 2014 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity and Vice President for Academic Affairs David Jones have scheduled a fall faculty meeting for Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 3-5 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Global Leadership Topic of UW Forums Tuesday

September 24, 2014 — Recognized international leaders in their respective fields will share their experiences during two panel discussions Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the University of Wyoming.

Improvisational Dance at UW Wednesday

September 24, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will perform an informal improvisational dance Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 1-2 p.m. in the Coe Library rotunda. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Foundation Relocates Offices to Gateway Center

September 24, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Foundation will begin moving its operations from the current location at 1200 E. Ivinson St. to the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center at 222 S. 22nd St. the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 25.

World Wildlife Fund Honors UW Student

September 24, 2014 — The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has awarded its Russell E. Train Fellowship to University of Wyoming student Caroline Ng’weno for her commitment to the environment and to empower her to become a community conservation champion.

UW College of Education Receptions Oct. 2-3 in Riverton, Thermopolis

September 23, 2014 — University of Wyoming alumni, friends, educators and others in Fremont and Hot Springs counties have opportunities to meet with UW College of Education Interim Dean Michael Day and mark the college’s 100th anniversary next week.

UW College of Education Receptions Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Jackson, Pinedale

September 23, 2014 — University of Wyoming alumni, friends, educators and others in Teton and Sublette counties have opportunities to meet with UW College of Education Interim Dean Michael Day and mark the college’s 100th anniversary next week.

UWPD Responds to Sexual Assault Report

September 23, 2014 — (Note: The university is providing this information pursuant to disclosure requirements of the federal Clery Act.) At 6:42 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, the University of Wyoming Police Department responded to a complaint of a sexual assault in the vicinity of the UW apartments near 30th Street and Willett Drive. A juvenile female was approached by a juvenile male, who is alleged to have sexually assaulted her. The suspect has been identified, and steps have been taken to ensure there is no threat to the community. Neither juvenile is a UW student.

UW Security and Fire Safety Report Now Available

September 23, 2014 — The 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of Wyoming is now available.

UW Symphony Opening Night is Oct. 2

September 23, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra opens its fall season Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Chi-Chen Wu, piano, and Maureen Boddicker, soprano, will be the featured soloists, and Michael Griffith will conduct.

UW Transfer Initiative Nets First Agreements to Benefit Students

September 23, 2014 — Students who take business courses at Laramie County Community College now have the assurance that those courses will meet requirements for two specific bachelor’s degrees in business at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

Blake Takes Reins as UW Facilities Planning Director, Architect

September 22, 2014 — Larry Blake, who has directed the University of Wyoming’s Facilities Planning Office on an interim basis for the past year, has been appointed UW facilities planning director and university architect.

Legislative Committee to Meet at UW This Week

September 22, 2014 — The Wyoming State Legislature’s Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands, and Water Resources Interim Committee will meet Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26, in Coe Library Room 218 at the University of Wyoming.

Mentalist Christopher Carter Mentalist Chris Carter Comes to UW Sept. 26

September 22, 2014 — Mentalist Christopher Carter will perform Friday, Sept. 26, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Noel Leads UW Transfer Relation Efforts

September 22, 2014 — Patrice Noel has been named director of transfer relations at the University of Wyoming.

Stephen Boss Receives WLA Distinguished Service Award

September 22, 2014 — The Wyoming Library Association (WLA) has presented its 2014 Distinguished Service Award to Stephen Boss, University of Wyoming Libraries Information Technology Department head. He will be honored Thursday, Sept. 25, at the WLA’s annual conference award banquet.

UW Cowboys Sixth at Chadron State Rodeo

September 22, 2014 — After a promising start to open the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) fall schedule, the University of Wyoming men’s team had a tough weekend at the Chadron State College (CSC) rodeo.

UW Geriatric Education Center Photo Contest Winners Chosen

September 22, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) has selected winners of a photo contest to show activities of the aging population.

Campus Construction Update for Sept. 21-27

September 19, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 22-28

September 19, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

UW-Casper Open House Will Answer Questions for Potential Students

September 19, 2014 — The University of Wyoming at Casper (UW-Casper) will host an open house Thursday, Oct. 2, from 4-7 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Casper College Student Union/University of Wyoming at Casper Building.

UW Psychology Students Plan to Map Prejudice toward African-Americans

September 19, 2014 — Based on research suggesting that people with similar attitudes tend to cluster, a group of graduate students in the University of Wyoming Department of Psychology wants to examine the geographic distribution of four distinct types of prejudice against African-Americans across the United States.

UW to Host Regional Geosciences Job Fair Sept. 26-29

September 19, 2014 — A record 461 students and 29 companies from across the nation are scheduled to participate in the 13th annual Rocky Mountain Rendezvous of Geoscience Students and Employers (RMR) job fair Sept. 26-29 at the University of Wyoming Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

September 19, 2014 — 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.

Expert to Discuss Evidence-Based Sentencing for Drug-Addicted and Mentally Ill Offenders

September 18, 2014 — Douglas B. Marlowe, chief of science, law and policy for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), will speak during the William D. Griffith Speaker Series at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Former Heart Mountain Internee to Speak Sept. 25 at UW

September 18, 2014 — Sam Mihara will give a personal account of the Heart Mountain Japanese-American Relocation Center Thursday, Sept. 25, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Conference Promotes Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning

September 18, 2014 — “Digital Communication in the 21st Century” is the theme of the annual e-Volution: Innovations in Learning Environments Conference Sept. 25-26 at the University of Wyoming.

Anthropologist to Discuss First Americans, Frison to Sign Books

September 17, 2014 — New insights into the origins of the first Americans will be the focus of the annual George C. Frison lecture Thursday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m., in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture auditorium.

Season Tickets Available for UW Cultural Programs Performances

September 17, 2014 — Season tickets are now available for 2014-15 University of Wyoming Cultural Programs performances. Full season ticket orders must be received by Sept. 29.

UW Extension Diagnostics Team Seeing Spots

September 17, 2014 — A growing number of tree and ornamental samples submitted to the University of Wyoming Extension diagnostic team have leaf-spot issues.

UW Issues Ticket Advisory for Friday’s Nick Offerman Concert

September 17, 2014 — Comedian Nick Offerman’s Friday concert at the University of Wyoming is sold out, but some section numbers were left off of printed tickets due to a software malfunction.

UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Sept. 21-27: Changing American History, One Movie at a Time

September 17, 2014 — It is time to pick new textbooks in Texas, and the big publishing companies are hawking their newest works. Every five years, the Texas State Board of Education selects textbooks to be used in all schools across the state. Given the size of Texas’ student population, the winning books reap enormous profits for their publishers.

UW Researchers Advance Biorenewable Energy Prospects

September 17, 2014 — After graduating from Northern Kentucky University with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and accounting, Allen Morris decided to pursue graduate studies at the University of Wyoming for two primary reasons: the Rocky Mountain lifestyle, and an attractive stipend from UW’s School of Energy Resources (SER).

Grammy-Nominated Band Plays at UW Sept. 18

September 16, 2014 — The Grammy-nominated band, Brothers of the Baladi, will perform Thursday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Gardens, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. The program is free and open to the public.

High Employer Demand for UW Students Prompts Job Fair Changes

September 16, 2014 — Increased employer interest has led the Center for Advising and Career Services (CACS) at the University of Wyoming to plan two fall job and internship fairs instead of one. The fairs, which will be divided by career fields, allow the employers to interact with students from all colleges and majors.

Sept. 23 Event Promotes Biking to UW

September 16, 2014 — The first-ever Bike to UW Day will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m.–noon at the University of Wyoming Simpson Plaza. The free event encourages individuals who commute to UW regularly to do so by bicycle.

Ag Day Barbecue Saturday at UW

September 15, 2014 — The 32nd annual Ag Day Barbecue Saturday, Sept. 20, at the University of Wyoming will benefit UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources student clubs and organizations.

Duncan Harris Leaves Legacy of Kindness, Respect

September 15, 2014 — Duncan Harris has witnessed a lot of changes during his 44 years at the University of Wyoming, but one thing has remained constant -- he has always been respected and admired by colleagues and students alike.

Peterson to Serve on State's Emergency Response Commission

September 15, 2014 — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Laura Peterson, chief risk officer at the University of Wyoming, to serve on the State’s Emergency Response Commission.

Trustees Approve Retirements

September 15, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, during the Sept. 12 meeting, approved the following retirements:

United Way Campaign Kickoff Sept. 30 at UW

September 15, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s 2014 United Way campaign will begin Tuesday, Sept. 30, with a campus Campaign Kickoff and Resource Fair from 3-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

UW Faculty Member Translates Influential 19th Century Scientific Work

September 15, 2014 — “Views of Nature,” the best known and most influential work of noted 19th century scientist Alexander von Humboldt, is now available to English readers after being translated by University of Wyoming Department of Modern and Classical Languages Lecturer Mark W. Person and co-edited by Stephen Jackson, UW professor emeritus of botany and ecology.

UW Men Tie For First Place in Opening Fall Rodeo

September 15, 2014 — It’s a long rodeo season with the scheduled divided into a fall and spring slate. But, if the opening competition of the new year is any indication, the University of Wyoming men’s team could be in for a good campaign.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

September 15, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its meeting Friday, Sept. 12.

Campus Construction Update for Sept. 14-20

September 12, 2014 — There are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 15-21

September 12, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Faculty Recital Series Opens With Pianists and Guitarist

September 12, 2014 — Two faculty recitals open the fall series Sept. 21 and Sept. 24 in the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

UW Professor Proposes Global Strategy to Protect Vulnerable Coastal Populations

September 12, 2014 — Existing resources can be channeled to fund both short-term emergency responses and long-run investments necessary to protect vulnerable coastal populations from risks such as flooding, sea level rises and extreme storms, according to a paper published today (Friday) in the international journal Science.

UW Trustees Vote to Hire Student Housing Consultant, RAC Expansion Planner

September 12, 2014 — Contracts with firms to study student housing at the University of Wyoming and plan for expansion of the Rochelle Athletic Center were authorized by the UW Board of Trustees Friday.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 21-Sept. 27

September 12, 2014 — 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.

Saturday U Teams Up with UW Family Weekend Activities Sept. 19

September 11, 2014 — Members of the University of Wyoming and Laramie communities have the opportunity to go back to school for one night -- without the worries of tests or homework -- during a special Saturday U, the university’s free one-day college education program.

UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Recognizes Award Recipients Sept. 20

September 11, 2014 — A go-to person for public lands management and a sheep rancher who helped create a lamb cooperative will receive outstanding alumni awards from the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

UW Scientist Wins Grant for Coal Conversion Research

September 11, 2014 — A University of Wyoming professor has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for an innovative coal conversion project aimed at producing a synthetic gas that can be used in the production of value-added chemicals.

UW Student Helps Riverton Engineering Firm Broaden its Geophysical Capabilities

September 11, 2014 — A University of Wyoming student from Riverton made a big difference for a Riverton engineering firm this summer, especially for a project on Casper Mountain.

UW Veterans Services Center Sponsors ‘Stompin’ Out Stigma’ 5k Run/Walk Sept. 20

September 11, 2014 — A 5k run/walk to raise awareness of mental health and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is planned Saturday, Sept. 20, at the University of Wyoming.

American Indian Studies Sets First Nations Film and Lecture Sept. 16-17

September 10, 2014 — Colin Samson, a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, United Kingdom, will discuss First Nations sovereignty at the University of Wyoming Sept. 16-17.

Immigration Policy and its Impact Topic of UW Symposium Sept. 17-18

September 10, 2014 — National experts will share their views about the effects of immigration policies during a symposium scheduled Sept. 17-18 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Ranks Among World Leaders in Environmental Economics

September 10, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Department of Economics and Finance has one of the world’s top programs in environmental economics, according to a prestigious worldwide organization that disseminates economics research.

UW Researcher Contributes to Discovery of Mick Jagger-Like Swamp Creature

September 10, 2014 — It has super-sized lips like Mick Jagger, but is even older than the ancient rock star of the Rolling Stones.

UW Rodeo Teams Open Fall Season at Central Wyoming College

September 10, 2014 — A cheat sheet will be needed to identify the University of Wyoming rodeo team members this season, with both clubs going through dramatic changes.

‘Wyoming Voices’ Comes to Laramie and Ucross

September 10, 2014 — Readers will explore ideas of wilderness and wildness from a range of perspectives during Wyoming Voices events this month in Laramie and Ucross.

New Fall Semester Exhibitions Open at the UW Art Museum

September 9, 2014 — A free public reception for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s opening fall exhibitions is Friday, Sept. 12, from 6-8 p.m.

UW College of Education Receptions Sept. 16-18 in Southwest Wyoming

September 9, 2014 — University of Wyoming alumni, friends, educators and others in southwest Wyoming have opportunities to meet next week with UW College of Education Interim Dean Michael Day and mark the college’s 100th anniversary.

UW Engineering Task Force to Meet Sept. 16 in Rock Springs

September 9, 2014 — The Wyoming Governor’s Energy, Engineering, STEM Integration Task Force will meet Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Holiday Inn in Rock Springs.

UW Office of Research and Economic Development Launches Science Blog for Public

September 9, 2014 — Interested in hearing about the adventures of a University of Wyoming plant sciences' graduate student who spends her summer in the field studying cheatgrass? Want to learn how on-screen visuals sway opinions during political campaigns? Want to travel the world with UW's King Air research aircraft as it investigates phenomena such as cloud formation or lake-effect snow?

UW Student Activities Council Hosts Drive-in Movie Double Feature

September 9, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Student Activities Council hosts two movies as a drive-in movie theater program Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Summit View Parking Lot located at Willet Drive and 22nd Street.

Archery Battle Sept. 12 at West Fraternity Mall

September 8, 2014 — Friday Night Fever’s next fun event for University of Wyoming students is an archery battle at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, on West Fraternity Mall.

Enjoy UWyo Magazine Online

September 8, 2014 — News and feature articles -- including stories on the new Gateway Center, basketball arena renovation, expanded performing arts center and the legendary bucking horse, Steamboat -- can be found in the online version of the new issue of UWyo Magazine.

Friendship Families Program Provides Opportunity to Meet International Students

September 8, 2014 — Laramie families can make new friends from around the world by joining the Friendship Families Program offered in conjunction with the University of Wyoming International Students and Scholars office.

Laramie Community Service Day is Saturday

September 8, 2014 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff members, along with students, are encouraged to participate in the annual Laramie Community Service Day Saturday, Sept. 13.

New York Times Distributed Free on UW Campus

September 8, 2014 — The New York Times is available on the University of Wyoming campus free of charge during the fall semester. Academic sponsors provide more than 540 copies of the newspaper every class day.

Trash Collection, Recycling Topics of Retirees Meeting Sept. 15

September 8, 2014 — An overview of the city of Laramie’s solid waste system will be presented during this fall’s first meeting of the University of Wyoming/State Retirees of Albany County Monday, Sept. 15.

UW Employee of the Third Quarter Nomination Deadline is Friday

September 8, 2014 — The deadline to submit nominations for UW Employee of the Third Quarter is Friday, Sept. 12.

WPR to Present Discussion of Common Core Issues at UW Wednesday

September 8, 2014 — ros and cons of Common Core in Wyoming will be the focus of a discussion Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union East Ballroom.

Campus Construction Update for Sept. 7-13

September 5, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

Environmental Engineer Credits UW Education for Mine Reclamation Successes

September 5, 2014 — An environmental engineer for a Wyoming coal company says his education at the University of Wyoming was instrumental in his development of a cheatgrass mitigation program that has been recognized with the federal government’s most prestigious mining reclamation award.

Mock Berlin Wall to Be Built and Torn Down at UW

September 5, 2014 — The Berlin Wall, perhaps the most iconic symbol of the Cold War, will tumble again, 25 years after it was torn down amid the jubilation of thousands of revelers who celebrated freedom and the reunification of Europe.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 8-14

September 5, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Sept. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

UW First-Day Enrollment Up from Last Year

September 5, 2014 — First-day enrollment for the fall 2014 semester at the University of Wyoming was 12,713 -- up nearly 100 students, or .8 percent, from the first day of fall 2013 classes.

UW Trustees Set Agenda for Sept. 10-12 Meeting

September 5, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hear reports on a host of key UW initiatives during its regular meeting Sept. 10-12.

Cowboy Challenge Mud Run Set for Sept. 11

September 4, 2014 — Students and community members are encouraged to participate in the Cowboy Challenge Mud Run Thursday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. at the top of the hill behind Jacoby Golf Course near Willett Drive.

Entrepreneur Steve Lynott to be Guest Speaker at e2e Laramie Meeting Sept. 24

September 4, 2014 — An entrepreneur responsible for more than a dozen startup companies during his career will be the guest speaker at e2e Laramie’s meeting this month.

New Exhibitions Open Sept. 6 at UW Art Museum

September 4, 2014 — Two new exhibitions will open Saturday, Sept. 6, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW Friday Night Fever Hosts Casino Night Sept. 5

September 4, 2014 — Friday Night Fever hosts the annual Casino Night program at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in the Wyoming Union lower level. The event is open to University of Wyoming students with a valid IDs.

Wyoming Collaboration Conference Will Share Tools to Solve Natural Resource Challenges

September 4, 2014 — Strategies to help communities solve place-based natural resource and environmental problems will be presented during a Wyoming Collaboration Conference Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Room 322 of the UU Building at Casper College.

Food Insecurity, Hunger, Local Food Movements Among UW Consumer Issues Conference Topics

September 3, 2014 — Hunger, food deserts (not desserts), deceptive food product claims, local foods movements and a congressman who tries to live on food stamps should provide food for thought at the 14th Consumer Issues Conference at the University of Wyoming.

New Sculpture Exhibition Opens at UW Art Museum

September 3, 2014 — An exhibition by Seattle-based artist John Grade has opened at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW President Welcomes Students

September 3, 2014 — Fall semester classes began today (Wednesday) at the University of Wyoming. Dick McGinity, who starts his first full academic year as UW president, wrote the following message to welcome students to campus:

UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Sept. 7-13: The Christian Way of Death

September 3, 2014 — Religions across the world reveal a variety of different ways of disposing of a body once a person dies. Some burn the body and send the ashes floating on a sacred river, others let the body dry out and then gather the bones into an ossuary, while others expose the body to be eaten by vultures.

UW Science Task Force to Meet Sept. 10

September 3, 2014 — A new task force charged by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and the Legislature with guiding efforts to upgrade science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming will meet Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

Aragon Selected to National Endowment for the Arts Review Board

September 2, 2014 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon has been selected to serve on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Theater and Musical Theater grants review board in Washington, D.C.

Leadership Academy Graduates 15

September 2, 2014 — Members of the second cohort of the University of Wyoming Leadership Academy were honored during recent graduation ceremonies recognizing their participation in the program.

UW, NCAA Resolve Volleyball Program Violations

September 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has taken appropriate actions in response to rules violations within its women’s volleyball program, and no further penalties are forthcoming, the NCAA has concluded.

UW Outdoor Program Fall Sign-ups Begin Wednesday

September 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s Outdoor Program will begin sign-ups for all of its fall outings, clinics and programs Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Workshops Set for Faculty Planning First-Year Seminar Proposals

September 2, 2014 — University of Wyoming faculty members planning to submit proposals for first-year seminars can receive assistance in an upcoming workshop.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

August 29, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 31-Sept. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Keynote Speaker at UW Immigration Symposium

August 29, 2014 — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in a groundbreaking essay published in The New York Times Magazine, is the speaker for an immigration symposium at the University of Wyoming.

Submit Your UW Wyoming Union Memories for 75th Anniversary Exhibition

August 29, 2014 — The Wyoming Union will celebrate its 75th anniversary this fall and is seeking personal memories to include in an exhibition.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 1-7

August 29, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Sept. 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 7-Sept. 13

August 29, 2014 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Wilderness History, Politics and Perceptions Topic of Presentation at UW

August 29, 2014 — A half-century of wilderness in Wyoming will be recognized during a panel discussion and reception Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture auditorium.

Private Giving to UW tops $50 Million for Second Year

August 28, 2014 — For the fiscal year ending June 30, private giving to the University of Wyoming reached $50.7 million, the second year in a row that UW fundraising has exceeded $50 million.

Russell Returns to UW as Associate VP for HR and Diversity

August 28, 2014 — Nell Russell, a former University of Wyoming administrator who designed and developed UW’s first diversity program, has returned to the university as its associate vice president for human resources and diversity.

‘Real Women, Real Bodies’ Exhibition Opens in UW Gallery 234

August 28, 2014 — “Real Women, Real Bodies” is the first exhibition of the fall semester opening Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Gallery 234, located on the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. It runs through Thursday, Sept. 11.

‘Topping-Off’ Ceremony for UW’s Enzi STEM Facility Sept. 5

August 28, 2014 — A “topping-off” ceremony to mark a milestone in construction of the University of Wyoming’s Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility will take place Friday, Sept. 5.

UW Residency Programs Receive Key Federal Health Care Designation

August 27, 2014 — A new federal designation for the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Programs in Casper and Cheyenne will allow them to focus on increasing access to care for thousands of medically and financially underserved residents in Wyoming’s two most populated areas, Laramie and Natrona counties.

‘Trash 2 Treasure’ Fundraiser Supports UW Nordic Ski Team

August 27, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s nationally recognized Nordic ski team will hold its annual “Trash 2 Treasure” (T2T) fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the west end of Fraternity Mall.

Northern Rockies Skies for September: Lyra, the Musical Instrument of the Heavens

August 26, 2014 — 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.

UW’s Ogden to Lead Water Sustainability and Climate Project

August 26, 2014 — A University of Wyoming researcher leads a National Science Foundation (NSF) research project funded with a $2.89 million grant to study water sustainability, land-use management and climate in the Panama Canal watershed.

Governor Appoints Panel to Focus on Improving Science Programs at UW

August 25, 2014 — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed a group of accomplished scientists, industry leaders and other professionals to focus on upgrading the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.

Household Item Giveaway for UW International Students Set

August 25, 2014 — The annual Household Item Giveaway for international students attending the University of Wyoming is set for Saturday, Aug. 30, just south of the Cheney International Center. Donations can be dropped off between 7:30-8 a.m., and the students will be allowed to take items beginning at 8 a.m.

New UW Bus Route Begins Sept. 2

August 25, 2014 — A new Campus Commuter bus route begins at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Sept. 2, replacing both the Campus Shuttle and Classroom Express routes.

Shaffer Named to State Banking Board

August 25, 2014 — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has appointed University of Wyoming Professor Sherrill Shaffer to serve a three-year term on the State Banking Board.

Three from UW Named Women of Influence Finalists

August 25, 2014 — Three University of Wyoming professionals have been nominated for the Wyoming Women of Influence designation, according to the Wyoming Business Report.

UW Again Joins as Sponsor for Community Service Day

August 25, 2014 — Volunteers are being sought for the annual Laramie Community Service Day on Saturday, Sept. 13.

UW Closed Labor Day

August 25, 2014 — Most University of Wyoming offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday. Regular hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 24-30

August 22, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

Laramie Research and Extension Center to Host Field Day Aug. 28

August 22, 2014 — Vegetable and herb production, weed control and forage research are topics at the University of Wyoming’s Laramie Research and Extension Center field day Thursday, Aug. 28.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 25-31

August 22, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Aug. 25-31 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Scientist Studies How Ancestors of Today’s Mammals Responded to Climate Change

August 22, 2014 — About 10 million years into the current Cenozoic Era, or roughly 56 million years ago, during a climate that was hot and wet, two groups of mammals moved from land to water. These were the cetaceans, which include whales, dolphins and porpoises, and the sirenians, with its sea cows, manatees and dugongs.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

August 22, 2014 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Teachers Combine Art and Science at UW Workshop

August 22, 2014 — Teachers from throughout the state recently explored how art and science can be combined to provide new areas of exploration for students in Wyoming schools.

Casper Student Part of New UW Doctoral Program in Nursing

August 21, 2014 — When University of Wyoming student Shawn Snyder of Casper worked in a homeless clinic as an undergraduate nursing student, he realized that health care providers could influence the health and wellness not only of individuals, but of larger populations.

Cheyenne Doctoral Degree in Nursing Student Wants to Contribute to Patients’ Overall Health

August 21, 2014 — When working for the Wyoming Department of Health, University of Wyoming student Sheriedan Grannan of Cheyenne realized she loved working with patients and wanted to do more to contribute to their overall health.

Laramie Student Motivated to Pursue Doctoral Degree in Nursing

August 21, 2014 — When University of Wyoming student Chelsea Carter of Laramie visited her personal nurse practitioner as a teenager, she appreciated her kindness and thoroughness.

New Paper Calls for More Carbon Capture and Storage Research

August 21, 2014 — Federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must involve increased investment in research and development of carbon capture and storage technologies, according to a new paper published by the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) Institute for Carbon Management.

Rawlins Student Acquires Skills to Improve Health Care in Wyoming

August 21, 2014 — University of Wyoming student Shandra Shepard of Rawlins has always wanted to work with people in the health care field, and she’s realizing her dream by enrolling in the University of Wyoming’s new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Ticket Sales Begin for Comedian Nick Offerman’s UW Performance

August 21, 2014 — Student tickets will be sold beginning Monday, Aug. 25, for comedian Nick Offerman’s performance at the University of Wyoming.

UW Degree Program Expands Primary and Mental Health Care in Wyoming

August 21, 2014 — Graduates of a new University of Wyoming doctoral degree program in nursing will offer a unique set of skills to profoundly change health care delivery in Wyoming, according to the dean of UW’s nursing school.

UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 24-30: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

August 21, 2014 — The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue of 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.

UW Bulletin Highlights Agriculture Research across Wyoming

August 20, 2014 — Cattle, sheep, traditional and alternative farm crops, weed control and fertilization are among research projects covered in the fourth annual University of Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) Field Days Bulletin.

UW College of Education Sets 100th Anniversary Kickoff

August 20, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Education, which marks its 100th anniversary in the 2014-15 academic year, will kick off a celebration of its centennial with several events Sept. 5-6.

UW Extends Contract of Athletics Director

August 20, 2014 — Citing successes in coach hiring, academics and fundraising, University of Wyoming President Richard McGinity has extended the contract of UW Athletics Director Tom Burman by one year, through June 2019.

Bark Beetles Films Explore Changes in Wyoming Forests

August 19, 2014 — Short films exploring the recent bark beetle outbreak in Wyoming will be shown Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at Hotel Terra in Teton Village. The event is free and open to the public.

Former Taco John’s CEO to Speak at e2e Wyoming Meetings in Gillette and Sheridan

August 19, 2014 — The former CEO of Taco John’s International will be the guest speaker at e2e Wyoming’s September meetings in Gillette and Sheridan.

UW to Host Symposium on Historic Big Horn River Adjudication

August 19, 2014 — A lengthy, high-profile and often contentious case involving the adjudication of water rights in Wyoming’s Wind-Big Horn River system is the subject of a Sept. 10-12 symposium in Riverton sponsored by the University of Wyoming.

Final Week to View Recent Acquisitions Exhibition at UW Art Museum

August 18, 2014 — The final day to view the University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition “New Acquisitions: UW Art Museum Collection” is Saturday, Aug. 23.

Frontline Connections Offers Information to Help UW Students

August 18, 2014 — Essential information to answer common questions about attending the University of Wyoming will be presented Aug. 20-21 in Room 105 of the UW Classroom Building.

UW Classes Begin Sept. 3

August 18, 2014 — University of Wyoming fall semester classes will begin Wednesday, Sept. 3.

UW President Extends Appointment of Vice President for Academic Affairs

August 18, 2014 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity has extended the appointment of Vice President for Academic Affairs David Jones, citing his excellent work as an administrator and a need to move forward on important university initiatives.

UW President Grants Release Time to Vote Tuesday

August 18, 2014 — The 2014 Wyoming primary election is scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 7 a.m-7 p.m. University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity will allow a maximum of one hour release time to exercise your right to vote.

Williams Named Interim University Assessment Specialist

August 18, 2014 — Longtime faculty member and administrator Karen Williams will serve as the University of Wyoming interim university assessment specialist until June 30, 2015.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 17-23

August 15, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

Final AMK Ranch Talk of 2014 Features Wyoming Stargazing Founder

August 15, 2014 — Insights on viewing objects in the night skies of Wyoming will be discussed Thursday, Aug. 21, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 18-24

August 15, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Aug. 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Professor Studies Communication Patterns of Hyenas in BBC Documentary

August 15, 2014 — Sarah Benson-Amram is a fan of the Disney classic “The Lion King.” However, she takes issue with the animated film’s portrayal of hyenas as skulking scavengers that are none too bright.

Seville Appointed as Interim UW-Casper Director

August 14, 2014 — A longtime Casper-based faculty member and administrator will serve as interim director of the University of Wyoming at Casper during the search for a new director.

Symposium at UW to Highlight Clean Coal Research

August 14, 2014 — Some of the nation’s top scientists pursuing advancements in clean coal technology will discuss their research findings during a symposium next week at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Conservation Corps Completes Projects in Fremont County

August 14, 2014 — Members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) recently volunteered, alongside State Lands’ staff members, for a 10-day conservation and resource management project sponsored by Devon Energy in Crooks Creek, Middle Cottonwood and Cooper Creek, all located within Fremont County.

UW-Casper Student Gains Skills, Perspective in Nepal

August 13, 2014 — Hannah Wille of Casper is one of six University of Wyoming early childhood education students who say they will be better teachers as a result of experiences they gained during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

UW Early Childhood Education Students Gain Skills, Perspective in Nepal

August 13, 2014 — Six students in the University of Wyoming’s early childhood education program say they will be better teachers as a result of experiences they gained during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

UW Research Center Open House Near Lingle Aug. 21

August 13, 2014 — Research to help producer livestock and crop decisions and profitability will be offered during an open house Thursday, Aug. 21, at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle.

UW Student from Colorado Gains Skills, Perspective in Nepal

August 13, 2014 — Tyler Tresch of Strasburg, Colo., is one of six University of Wyoming early childhood education students who say they will be better teachers as a result of experiences they gained during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

UW Student from Douglas Gains Skills, Perspective in Nepal

August 13, 2014 — Caitlyn Bratt of Douglas is one of six University of Wyoming early childhood education students who say they will be better teachers as a result of experiences they gained during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

UW Student from Gillette Gains Skills, Perspective in Nepal

August 13, 2014 — Nicole Clikeman of Gillette is one of six University of Wyoming early childhood education students who say they will be better teachers as a result of experiences they gained during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

UW Student from Lovell Gains Skills, Perspective in Nepal

August 13, 2014 — Lauren Carlisle of Lovell is one of six University of Wyoming early childhood education students who say they will be better teachers as a result of experiences they gained during a three-week visit to Nepal this summer.

Cowboy Kickoff Concert and Pep Rally Aug. 29 at UW

August 12, 2014 — Country music star Craig Morgan headlines the University of Wyoming football season opening weekend with the Cowboy Kickoff Concert and Pep Rally Friday, Aug. 29 -- the night before the first Cowboys game.

UW Faculty Members Interviewed for C-SPAN Wyoming Features

August 12, 2014 — University of Wyoming faculty members were interviewed for programs that will be shown on the C-SPAN public service cable television channel beginning this month.

Benham Deal Named UW Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Personnel

August 11, 2014 — Tami Benham Deal, University of Wyoming Division of Kinesiology and Health professor, has been appointed as UW interim associate vice president for academic personnel.

Leadership Wyoming Class Includes Three from UW

August 11, 2014 — Three representatives from the University of Wyoming are members of the 15th Leadership Wyoming class.

UW Employee of the Third Quarter Nominations Accepted Now

August 11, 2014 — The deadline to submit nominations for Employee of the Third Quarter is Friday, Sept. 12.

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