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January 2014 Releases


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Campus Construction Update for Feb. 2-8

January 31, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

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Chi-Chen Wu Opens UW Spring Semester Faculty Recital Series

January 31, 2014 — Pianist Chi-Chen Wu opens the University of Wyoming Department of Music Faculty Recital Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Eminent Artist in Residence Bently Spang Public Programs Scheduled at UW

January 31, 2014 — Northern Cheyenne artist Bently Spang will present two public programs in conjunction with his current exhibition, “Bently Spang: On Fire,” at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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Exhibition Opens Feb. 3 in UW Visual Arts Building Gallery

January 31, 2014 — An exhibition by artists Wesley Berg and Chris Irick will be on display from Feb. 3-March 15 in the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building gallery, located at 22nd Street and Willett Drive.

Saturday U Program Feb. 8 at Sheridan College

January 31, 2014 — Area residents have the opportunity to go back to college for a day, with three professors from the University of Wyoming and Sheridan College lecturing Saturday, Feb. 8, in Sheridan for the spring term of Saturday U -- UW’s free one-day college education program.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 3-9

January 31, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Feb. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 9-Feb. 15

January 31, 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.

‘Middletown’ Staged Feb. 10-Feb. 14 at UW

January 31, 2014 — The deceptively small universe of an anywhere American town comes into high relief in “Middletown,” a gentle, moving and funny new play by Will Eno, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-14 at the University of Wyoming.

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Bob Wynn Papers at UW American Heritage Center

January 30, 2014 — Bob Wynn, who died last month at age 81, produced some of television’s landmark specials and worked with leading show business personalities of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

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Maestro Gerard Schwarz Conducts ‘Kaleidoscope Concert’ Feb. 6 at UW

January 30, 2014 — Maestro Gerard Schwarz and the University of Wyoming’s Collegiate Chorale, Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will give a public performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UWPD Joins Effort to Stop Impaired Driving on Super Bowl Sunday

January 30, 2014 — Local and state law enforcement officers will work together to stop impaired driving on Super Bowl Sunday.

BP Offers Scholarships to Rawlins, Rock Springs Students

January 29, 2014 — High school seniors in Rock Springs and Rawlins have an opportunity to get some help in pursuing college degrees as a result of a new scholarship program from BP’s Wamsutter Operations Center.

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Ceremony Celebrates Combined UW Agricultural, Outreach School Resources at Sheridan College

January 29, 2014 — A facility that combines agricultural information and research and outreach courses from the University of Wyoming under one roof will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 4, on the Sheridan College campus.

Northern Rockies Skies for February: Canis Major and Minor, ‘The Big and Small Dog’ Constellations

January 29, 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 Creative Writing Students to Read Works Friday

January 29, 2014 — Three students in the University of Wyoming Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program will read from their original work at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31,in the Alice Hardie Stevens Center at the Laramie Plains Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Sweep Weekend Event

January 29, 2014 — Both University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams dominated last week’s Colorado Mesa University (CMU) invitational last week in a preview of what could be another national title run for both clubs.

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Ancient City in Turkey is Topic of Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Thursday

January 28, 2014 — New evidence about life in the ancient city of Ephesos along the west coast of Turkey will be the focus of a visiting Phi Beta Kappa lecture Thursday, Jan. 30, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 302 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building. The talk is free and open to the public.

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UW/Casper College Partnership Enters New Era with New Building

January 28, 2014 — When the University of Wyoming opened its first outreach program in Casper in the summer of 1976, Renee Woodward remembers setting up makeshift offices in an empty classroom at Casper College’s old Administration Building.

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New UW Artmobile Curator Prepares Abstract Art Exhibition

January 27, 2014 — Erica Ramsey is the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s new Ann Simpson Artmobile curator.

Nominate UW Employees for More Than $18,000 in Cash and Prizes

January 27, 2014 — Nominations are being accepted now for an opportunity to win some of the more than $18,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded at this year’s University of Wyoming Staff Recognition Day event.

Nominations Accepted Now for UW Faculty, Staff and Student Awards for Internationalization

January 27, 2014 — The deadline is Friday, Feb. 14, to nominate individuals for student and faculty awards for internationalization.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Nonresident

January 27, 2014 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2013 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Resident

January 27, 2014 — he University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2013 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

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Campus Construction Update for Jan. 26-Feb. 1

January 24, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 26-Feb. 1 at the University of Wyoming:

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New Exhibitions Open for Spring Semester at the UW Art Museum

January 24, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will celebrate the opening of its spring exhibitions during a free public reception Friday, Jan. 31, from 6-8 p.m.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

January 24, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Jan. 27- Feb. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 2-Feb. 8

January 24, 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.

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Ahmed Balogun Receives UW’s Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award

January 23, 2014 — Ahmed Balogun of Nigeria was named the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s 2014 Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award. Balogun is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, is enrolled in the Honors Program and is seeking a minor in finance.

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Wyoming Conservation Corps Will Be Back at Work This Summer

January 23, 2014 — The Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) has received one-time funding to complete 18 field projects this summer, the program’s director says.

Asia Project at UW Friday

January 22, 2014 — Friday Night Fever will present the “Asia Project” Friday, Jan. 24, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Education auditorium. Also, the film “Ender’s Game” will be shown at 6:30, 9 and 11 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Ross Hall Dining Area Grand Opening is Thursday

January 22, 2014 — Enjoy free cake, cookies, punch and an opportunity to win free meals during the grand opening of the University of Wyoming’s new Rendezvous dining area in Ross Hall Thursday, Jan. 23, from 2-4 p.m.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President’s Honor Roll: Non-resident

January 22, 2014 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2013 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

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

January 22, 2014 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2013 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

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UW Chemistry Professor Seeks Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis Tool

January 22, 2014 — The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) has awarded a $10,000 grant to a University of Wyoming researcher who seeks to develop a diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease.

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UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1: Ariel Sharon: Israel’s Security-Maker

January 22, 2014 — Ariel Sharon, at the time prime minister of Israel, suffered a stroke and went into a coma eight years ago this month. He died two weeks ago without ever regaining consciousness. I wrote the following column in 2006 shortly after he entered a coma. The observation is worth repeating. Only the last paragraph is significantly changed.

Nominations Accepted for UW Outstanding Graduating Male and Female

January 21, 2014 — Nominations are now being accepted for the Tobin Memorial Award for the Uniiiversity of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating male and the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award for the outstanding graduating female.

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Thom Edgar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

January 21, 2014 — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Region 7 presented its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award to Thom Edgar, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering.

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

January 21, 2014 — University of Wyoming Information Technology has recognized individuals who demonstrate excellence in the division. Winners were selected from nominations by UW faculty and staff members. The winners are:

UW Staff Members Honored for Communications Excellence

January 21, 2014 — University of Wyoming communications specialists received 14 awards during the Wyoming Press Association's (WPA) annual associates' group communications contest.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

January 21, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its meeting Friday, Jan. 17.

Campus Construction Update for Jan. 19-25

January 17, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 20-26

January 17, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Jan. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Trustees Change Name of Branch Campus to UW-Casper

January 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s branch campus in Casper has graduated more than 3,200 people since it began in 1976, making it possible for generations of site-bound students in central Wyoming to earn bachelor’s and higher degrees.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 28-Feb. 1

January 17, 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.

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Exhibits Put Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center ‘Over the Top’

January 16, 2014 — A wide array of video and audio innovations will make the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center a technological wonder and showcase the University of Wyoming and its history.

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UW Trustees Appoint McGinity as President

January 16, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Thursday) appointed Dick McGinity as the university’s 25th president, expressing confidence that the university’s efforts to excel as a premier land-grant institution will move forward under his leadership.

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Wyoming’s Top Science Teacher Credits UW Experience for Her Success

January 16, 2014 — What started as an effort to name the Wyoming state insect eventually led Laurie Graves to an Ecuadorian rain forest and contributed to her recent selection as one of two Wyoming teachers who received the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching, the highest award given to United States’ teachers.

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‘Battleborn’ Author Claire Vaye Watkins Visits UW

January 16, 2014 — Dylan Thomas Prize winner Claire Vaye Watkins will give a free public reading Tuesday, Jan. 21, hosted by the University of Wyoming Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program.

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Bitcoins Among Subjects on UW Television Program Sunday

January 15, 2014 — A recent upsurge in the use of the digital currency known as bitcoins will be among discussion topics on the University of Wyoming news and information program “Wyoming Signatures” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, on Wyoming Public Television.

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UW Scientist and Olympian Spotlighted in ‘NBC Learn’ Segment for Winter Olympics

January 15, 2014 — Eight years after she competed in the Winter Olympics, the University of Wyoming’s Sarah Konrad receives another NBC moment in the spotlight.

UW Trustees Revise Meeting Agenda

January 15, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has made a couple of changes to the agenda for its regular meeting Jan. 16-18.

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Lander Student Receives Award to Pursue Studies at UW

January 14, 2014 — Nicola “Nico” Holt of Lander was awarded the first-ever Community College Transition Award from Wyoming’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

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New Magazine from UW Covers Natural Resource Science and Management in the West

January 14, 2014 — The first issue of Western Confluence magazine, a new publication from the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, is now available.

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‘Crooked’ Performed at UW Jan. 17-19

January 14, 2014 — Catherine Trieschmann’s “Crooked,” a bittersweet coming-of-age story about the troubles and torments of an adolescent, can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18, and also at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. The play will take place at the University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre.

Alzheimer’s Disease Topic of Retirees Monthly Meeting

January 13, 2014 — All University of Wyoming retirees and near-retirees are invited to attend the January meeting of the UW/State Retirees of Albany County Monday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Eppson Center for Seniors, 1560 N. Third St.

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April Heaney Receives National Honor for Promoting Student Success

January 13, 2014 — April Heaney, who has influenced the success of thousands of University of Wyoming students, is one of 10 individuals honored by a national organization that promotes efforts to assure the success of first-year students nationwide.

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Beverly Arellano is UW Staff Employee of the Quarter

January 13, 2014 — Custodial Supervisor Beverly Arellano, who has provided students with quality service for more than 30 years, is the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the Fourth Quarter.

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UW Announces Jan. 20 Closures

January 13, 2014 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed and classes dismissed Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr./Wyoming Equality Day. Normal business hours and class times will resume Tuesday, Jan. 21.

UW Trustees Set Agenda for Jan. 16-18 Meeting

January 13, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider a variety of topics, including the status of Interim President Dick McGinity, during its regular meeting Jan. 16-18.

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UW’s Chalfoun Receives Presidential Early Career Award

January 13, 2014 — Anna L. Chalfoun, assistant unit leader for wildlife with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and an assistant professor in the Department of Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming, has been selected for a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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Campus Construction Update for Jan. 12-18

January 10, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

New UW Energy Courses Feature Industry Experts

January 10, 2014 — Students in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources will connect directly with energy experts from around the country in two new courses beginning in the spring 2014 semester.

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Rapper Talib Kweli to Speak at UW Jan. 22

January 10, 2014 — Rapper Talib Kweli will deliver the keynote speech for this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLK DOD) program Jan. 20-25 at the University of Wyoming.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 13-19

January 10, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Jan. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 19-Jan. 25

January 10, 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.

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Art of the Hunt Photo Exhibition Opens in UW Gallery 234

January 9, 2014 — Peter Gibbons’ “Photographing Art of the Hunt” can be viewed Jan. 13-Feb. 6 in Gallery 234 in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. A reception will take place Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

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Three UW Entities Partner for ‘Water in Wyoming’ Writing Contest

January 9, 2014 — In Wyoming, water plays a key role in politics, community relationships, agriculture, natural resources debates and more. Three University of Wyoming entities have teamed up to give UW and Wyoming community college students a voice to further examine the state’s valuable resource.

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UW Business Lecturer is Guest Speaker at e2e Laramie Meeting Jan. 22

January 9, 2014 — A University of Wyoming lecturer in the College of Business’s Department of Economics and Finance will be the guest speaker at e2e Laramie’s January meeting.

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Adventurer Mark Jenkins to Present Last of the First Skiers

January 8, 2014 — National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will share his experiences with one of the world’s oldest skiing cultures Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Theatre in Jackson. The visual presentation is free and open to the public.

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UW MBA Students Visit Germany-Based Companies

January 8, 2014 — Eleven University of Wyoming second-year students in the College of Business MBA Program recently received global business experience visiting family-owned companies based in Germany.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Jan. 12-18: Prophesying 2014

January 8, 2014 — The start of January has brought the usual rash of predictions for the new year. Guests on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News tell us that “2014 will be the year of (fill in the blank).” Newspapers, magazines and Internet blogs predict everything from the success of sports teams to this year’s growing season to the state of unemployment. Fashion trends feature heavily, and don’t forget the predictions of psychics in the grocery store scandal papers.

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Spang is UW American Indian Studies Program Eminent Artist in Residence

January 7, 2014 — Northern Cheyenne multidisciplinary artist Bently Spang is the University of Wyoming American Indian Studies Program spring semester Eminent Artist in Residence.

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UW Doctoral Student Researches How Robots Learn General Skills

January 7, 2014 — To understand ourselves better, Roby Velez researches how robots learn general skills that help them explore their environment.

Applications for UW Staff Training Program Due Tuesday

January 6, 2014 — Applications for the University of Wyoming Staff Training and Enrichment Program (STEP) are now available and due Tuesday, Jan. 7. The program will begin with an orientation session Tuesday, Jan. 14.

UW Staff Senate Years of Service Awards

January 6, 2014 — To prepare for Staff Recognition Day 2014, Staff Senate requests that all University of Wyoming employees check the Years of Service list.

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Hopalong Cassidy, American Legend, Lives on at UW American Heritage Center

January 3, 2014 — “The highest badge of honor a person can wear is honesty. Be truthful at all times.”

Public Meeting Jan. 9 on Enzi STEM Facility Construction

January 3, 2014 — A public meeting about construction of the University of Wyoming’s Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the atrium of the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center at 10th and Lewis streets.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 6-12

January 3, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Jan. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 5-Jan. 11

January 3, 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.

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