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July 2014 Releases


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Seattle Songwriter Ian McFeron to Perform at UW Wednesday

July 30, 2014 — Prolific songwriter and recording artist Ian McFeron will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simpson Family Plaza.

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UW Author Wins International PEN Book Award

July 30, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of English Lecturer Nina McConigley is the recipient of a $5,000 PEN Open Book Award. The prestigious international organization announced the winners Wednesday.

Northern Rockies Skies for August

July 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.

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Two UW Art Museum Exhibitions End Saturday

July 29, 2014 — This is the final week to see the exhibitions, “Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography,” and “Cyrus Baldridge: An American Artist in China” at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The exhibitions will close Saturday, Aug. 2.

Parking Permits Available Online

July 28, 2014 — University of Wyoming parking permits for 2014-15 can be purchased online at www.uwyo.edu/tap.

Photocopier Training Offered Wednesday and Thursday

July 28, 2014 — After completing the first year of the University of Wyoming’s current four-year copier agreement with Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS), UW Copier Services and KMBS will offer a follow-up training and product seminar for Konica Minolta products this week.

Sidewalk Closure Between Classroom Building and Health Sciences

July 28, 2014 — The sidewalk between the Health Sciences Building and the Classroom Building will be closed starting Thursday, July 31, while workers remove concrete and make repairs to a water leak at the southeast corner of Health Sciences.

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Special Evening Hours and STARLAB at UW Art Museum Today

July 28, 2014 — The Laramie community is invited to explore the STARLAB, a portable planetarium providing night sky views, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum during special evening hours Monday, July 28, from 6-9 p.m.

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UW's Grana Honored for Petroleum Research with Students

July 28, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member honored internationally for his petroleum engineering research now is being recognized for his research work with students.

UW Classifieds Available to Employees, Students

July 28, 2014 — A classified advertising service remains available for University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students.

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UW School of Pharmacy Dean to Advise International Journal

July 28, 2014 — University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy Dean Linda Gore Martin has been named to serve a three-year term on the International Advisory Board of the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

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Campus Construction Update for July 27-Aug. 2

July 25, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 27-Aug. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

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New Issue of Western Confluence Magazine Explores Forest Issues in West

July 25, 2014 — Energy production from beetle-killed trees and impacts of wildfires are among stories in the second issue of Western Confluence magazine, published by the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for July 28-Aug. 3

July 25, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled July 28-Aug. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Professor to Discuss Extinction of Ice Age Mammals at AMK Ranch

July 25, 2014 — A University of Wyoming anthropologist will argue that human predation caused the extinction of Ice Age mammals in Wyoming and elsewhere during a public presentation Thursday, July 31, at the UW-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 4-Aug. 9

July 25, 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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Historic Hell Gap Dig Site Provides Community Tours, Bolsters Local Economy

July 24, 2014 — Hell Gap’s primary function may be to serve as a field camp for University of Wyoming students to gain real-world archaeology experience. But that doesn’t mean the public can’t participate.

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UW Researchers, Students Comb Hell Gap for Clues to Early Paleoindian Culture

July 24, 2014 — Under the cover of a protective structure, Cole Schmitz gingerly uses a dental pick and paintbrush to remove excess soil and expose a bison bone.

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Reggae Band to Perform at UW Wednesday

July 23, 2014 — Denver band Rastasaurus will bring its new reggae sound to the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 30, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simpson Family Plaza.

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UW Collaborates on Educational Leadership Effort

July 23, 2014 — Efforts to improve the performance of Wyoming’s public education system depend significantly upon developing strong leaders to guide teachers in the classroom.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of July 26-Aug. 1: Can this War End? The Battle over Gaza

July 23, 2014 — United States Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon are in the Middle East trying to bring about a cease-fire between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Perhaps by the time you read this, they will have succeeded. The real question is not whether they can end the present battle, but whether they can set up conditions for an end to the simmering war between the two. Otherwise, another conflict will occur in a year or two.

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Wyoming High School Students Create Art in a Virtual World

July 22, 2014 — Some high school students cringe at the thought of science, mathematics and computer programming activities. Typically, many avoid taking courses in these disciplines and justify their decision by saying, “This isn’t for me.”

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David Lopez is UW Staff Employee of the Quarter

July 21, 2014 — David Lopez’s contagious positive attitude and high quality work in an area used by thousands of students each day have earned him recognition as the University of Wyoming’s Outstanding Staff Employee of the Second Quarter.

Expert on Addressing Sexual Violence to Hold Open Meeting With UW Faculty

July 21, 2014 — W. Scott Lewis, a nationally recognized expert on addressing sexual violence on campus, will hold an open meeting with University of Wyoming faculty members Friday, Aug. 1.

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Jason Shogren Honored as New AERE Fellow

July 21, 2014 — University of Wyoming Professor Jason Shogren has been named a fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), the nation’s pre-eminent professional society for environmental economists and policy.

Open House Scheduled Aug. 1 for UW Employees on Historic Preservation Plan

July 21, 2014 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff members are invited to an open house Friday, Aug. 1, from noon-1:30 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Wyoming Union, Room 220C, to learn about and provide feedback on UW’s efforts to update the university’s 1999 historic preservation master plan.

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Science Storytelling Topic of Thursday Talk at AMK Ranch

July 21, 2014 — Tips on how to relate scientific discoveries to the public will be discussed Thursday, July 24, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

UW Trustees Approve Appointment, Promotion

July 21, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following personnel items during its business meeting Thursday, July 17:

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Campus Construction Update for July 20-26

July 18, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Calendar for July 21-27

July 18, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled July 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Professor Listed as One of World’s Most Cited Researchers

July 17, 2014 — University of Wyoming Professor Xiaohong Liu is among the world’s most cited researchers in the field of geosciences.

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UW’s Megan Saunders Named Finalist for National Pharmacy Award

July 17, 2014 — Recent University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy graduate Megan Saunders of Chinook, Wash., has been selected as a finalist for the Next-Generation Pharmacist award.

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Cheyenne East Student Participates in UW Summer Program

July 16, 2014 — Even though she will be only a junior at Cheyenne East High School this fall, Heather Peters already knows what she wants to major in at the next level of her academic career. But first, she’s not afraid to try something new academically.

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Fort Bridger Student Participates in Academic Program at UW

July 16, 2014 — When Holden Bindl of Fort Bridger attends a University of Wyoming academic camp, he knows that he will receive a good education.

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Green River High School Student Benefits from UW Summer Program

July 16, 2014 — Hearing second-hand about a University of Wyoming summer program got Brian Nussbaum interested in doing scientific research, something that will help him once he gets into college.

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HEM Student Part of UW Summer Research Program

July 16, 2014 — Savanna Umberger has learned that mother knows best.

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Local High School Students Conduct Research in UW Labs

July 16, 2014 — Recently graduated Riverton High School students Bradley Branson and Virgil Morrison are taking part in an intensive research program at the University of Wyoming designed to promote interest in science careers.

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Natalie Blaise Conducts Research at UW

July 16, 2014 — Like many small-town Wyoming students, Natalie Blaise says she relished the idea of going away for the summer and meeting new people.

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Rawlins Student Participates in UW Research Program

July 16, 2014 — Kim Barrios has never been on the University of Wyoming campus even though she lives less than 100 miles away.

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UW Scientists Study How Complexity Developed from Simple Cell

July 16, 2014 — Consider this a matter of scrambling down the family tree to its roots.

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UW Summer Program Prepares Rock Springs Student for Research Work

July 16, 2014 — Jason Edman made his official University of Wyoming visit count.

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WoolEye to Perform for UW Summer Concert Series

July 16, 2014 — The eclectic band of musicians, WoolEye, will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 23, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simpson Family Plaza.

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Exhibition Highlights UW Research on Hunting and Fishing

July 15, 2014 — Having worked as a public folklorist in the Intermountain West for more than two decades, Andrea Graham knew something about Wyomingites’ connection with the outdoors and the state’s strong hunting and fishing heritage.

McNair Scholars Present Summer Research Projects at UW

July 15, 2014 — Students will present their summer research projects during the University of Wyoming’s 22nd annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium Monday, July 28, in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

UW Extension Bulletin Explains Using Native Plants, Adapted Seed Sources for Reclamation

July 15, 2014 — Using native plants and adapted seed sources to help reclaim severely disturbed lands is the subject of a new bulletin from University of Wyoming Extension.

Annual Steam Shutdown Begins July 25 at UW

July 14, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Physical Plant reports that the annual campus steam shutdown will begin Friday, July 25, at 5 p.m., and continue through the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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Pharmacy Association Chooses UW Faculty Member for Leadership Program

July 14, 2014 — University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy Associate Dean Tonja Woods is among 30 faculty members nationwide selected for the American Association of College of Pharmacy’s (AACP) 2014 Academic Leadership Program.

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UW Fills Plant Sciences Department Head Position

July 14, 2014 — A plant scientist with years of experience teaching students and conducting studies at research and extension centers is the new head of the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Researchers Publish on Creative Thinking in Robots

July 14, 2014 — Jeff Clune and his students are not only getting robots to think, but to think creatively.

UW Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium July 21

July 14, 2014 — A summer opportunity for undergraduates and community college students to improve their research skills will be offered Monday, July 21, from 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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Campus Construction Update for July 13-19

July 11, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

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Ungulate Migration Patterns Topic of Thursday Talk at AMK Ranch

July 11, 2014 — Alteration of Wyoming’s ungulate migrations is the topic of the weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, July 17, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for July 14-20

July 11, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled July 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Trustees Plan Retreat July 15-17 in Casper

July 11, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat July 15-17 at the new UW-Casper facility on the Casper College campus.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 20-26

July 11, 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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‘Sequencing Through Time and Place: Venice’ to Open in Jackson

July 11, 2014 — A new exhibition by University of Wyoming artists Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer and Margaret Wilson will be featured July 18-Aug. 22 at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson. An opening reception is scheduled Friday, July 18, from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is invited to this free event.

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Astronomy Research Opportunity Draws Top Students to UW

July 10, 2014 — Alan Hatlestad’s decision to attend the University of Wyoming can be traced to his middle school years, when the Casper student attended UW’s annual summer AstroCamp aimed at stimulating interest in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of July 12-19: Israel and Gaza: How a War Starts

July 10, 2014 — As I write this column, bombs and rockets fall in Tel Aviv and Gaza. Half the population of the nation of Israel has cowered in bomb shelters the past four days. The people of the Gaza territory have no bomb shelters. By the time you read this, a ground invasion may have begun.

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Classic Rock Band Performs for Summer Concert Series at UW

July 9, 2014 — The classic rock band The Flashbacks will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 16, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simpson Family Plaza.

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Casper Fair Exhibition Highlights UW Extension’s 100th Anniversary

July 8, 2014 — A traveling exhibition on display at Casper’s Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo through July 12 highlights 100 years of Wyoming residents striving to improve their lives.

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UW Art Museum Hosts Star-Gazing Party Wednesday

July 8, 2014 — Music, storytelling, telescopes and art will blend together during a star-gazing party Wednesday, July 9, from 8:30-10 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Art Museum galleries and sculpture terrace.

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UW Students Help Discover New Mosaics in Galilee Synagogue Excavations

July 8, 2014 — Excavations in a Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee, have brought to light stunning mosaics that decorated the floor. University of Wyoming students and a faculty member are among those participating in the digs.

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Comedian Nick Offerman to Perform at UW in September

July 7, 2014 — Comedian Nick Offerman will perform Friday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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Influences on Mammalian Diversity Topic of Thursday Talk at AMK Ranch

July 7, 2014 — “Mammals on Mountaintops: How Climate and Geography Drive Diversity in the Alpine” will be the topic of the weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, July 10, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

No Parking on Willett Drive West of 15th Street July 9-Aug. 24

July 7, 2014 — All parking spaces along Willett Drive south of Wyoming Hall will be closed July 9-Aug. 24 to facilitate increased construction traffic and movement of materials associated with the Half Acre Gymnasium addition and renovation project.

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Stephen Jackson Chosen as Ecological Society Fellow

July 7, 2014 — University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus of Botany Stephen Jackson has been selected as a 2014 fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

UW Students May Attend Rocky Mountain HPC Symposium at Reduced Rate

July 7, 2014 — University of Wyoming students and post-doctoral researchers have the opportunity to attend the Rocky Mountain High Performance Computing Symposium, scheduled Aug. 12-13, at a reduced rate.

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Research Highlighted at Powell Research and Extension Center Field Day

July 3, 2014 — Sugar beets, high tunnels, cover crops and grape rootstock are among research topics to be highlighted at the University of Wyoming Powell Research and Extension Center Field Day Thursday, July 17.

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Rodi Named Interim Dean of UW College of Engineering and Applied Science

July 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming Professor Al Rodi will lead UW’s College of Engineering and Applied Science while the search for a new dean moves ahead.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for July 7-13

July 3, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled July 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Medical Students Honored

July 3, 2014 — The Wyoming Medical Society (WMS) recently awarded scholarships to three students in the University of Wyoming medical education program, WWAMI.

Wednesday Meeting on Planned Closure of 15th Street

July 3, 2014 — An informational meeting regarding a planned closure that will disrupt traffic on a portion of 15th Street is set for Wednesday, July 9, from 4-6 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union East Ballroom. Free parking will be available in the lot east of the union.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 13-19

July 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.

Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute to Host Eighth Annual CO2 Conference

July 3, 2014 — More than 250 industry professionals from across the state and country will convene for the eighth annual Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) CO2 Conference in Casper July 9-10 at the Casper Events Center.

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Electronic Band Performs for Summer Concert Series at UW

July 2, 2014 — The Denver-based electronic band Tnertle will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 9, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simpson Family Plaza.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Non-resident

July 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2014 spring semester.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Wyoming

July 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2014 spring semester.

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UW Researcher’s Work to Engineer Light-Controlled Proteins Published in PNAS

July 2, 2014 — A University of Wyoming professor has engineered proteins that can be activated by near-infrared light as a way to control biological activities in deep tissues of small mammals.

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UW Summer Programs Offers Trip for Tim McGraw Concert at Cheyenne Frontier Days

July 2, 2014 — Both University of Wyoming students and non-students have the opportunity to attend country singer Tim McGraw’s July 26 concert at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

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Torrington Student Named UW’s First Jonas Scholar

July 1, 2014 — Improving the relationships between physicians and nurse practitioners is the goal of Marcella (Marci) Wildeman of Torrington, the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing’s first Jonas Scholar.

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