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August 2014 Releases


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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 25-31

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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UW Classes Begin Sept. 3

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 18-24

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Geologic History of the Teton Range Topic of Thursday Talk at AMK Ranch

August 11, 2014 — The production of the first geologic map of the rocks that comprise the Teton uplift will be discussed Thursday, Aug. 14, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

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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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Campus Construction Update for Aug. 10-16

August 8, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

Living and Working on the Land Conference Sept. 3-4 in Sheridan

August 8, 2014 — Backyard poultry, horse health and boarding, beekeeping, growing small fruits and alternative energy are among topics at the “Living and Working on the Land: Building Blocks of Success” conference Sept. 3-4 in Sheridan.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 11-17

August 8, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Aug. 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Police Caution Against Person Impersonating a Police Officer

August 8, 2014 — University of Wyoming Police Department is cautioning the campus about a person impersonating a police officer who allegedly stole electronic items from a campus building.

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UW Researchers Make Discovery in Fight Against Food Pathogen

August 8, 2014 — University of Wyoming researchers have discovered a substance that greatly increases the survival of listeria monocytogenes, a food-borne bacterial pathogen that contaminates processed meat and milk products, as well as fresh produce.

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UW Student Attends GEAR UP Leadership Training in Washington, D.C.

August 8, 2014 — Isabella Buongiorno of Cheyenne, a University of Wyoming environmental and natural resources student, received training on grassroots advocacy, social media advocacy and leadership skills during the recent GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy (GUALA) in Washington, D.C.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 17-Aug. 23

August 8, 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.

Citizens Can Contribute Information about Wyoming Biodiversity

August 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming offers a website where citizens can contribute information and learn about the state’s biological diversity.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Aug. 22

August 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet Friday, Aug. 22, at 8 a.m.in the Energy Innovation Center’s BP Collaboration Center on the UW campus.

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Exhibitions Transition at the UW Art Museum

August 6, 2014 — This is the final week to view two exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. Saturday, Aug. 9, is the last day to see, “Staff Selects II” and “Traditional/Contemporary: American Indian Artwork.” A new exhibition, “Luz y Colores: Emilio Sanchez’s Caribbean” also opens the same day.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of Aug. 10-16: Morality: The Face of Public Christianity

August 6, 2014 — A non-Christian who read recent newspapers to learn about Christianity might arrive at the following picture. Christianity believes that marriage is between a man and woman, so no marriage between members of the same sex. Christianity believes life begins at conception, so no abortion and no stem cell research. Christianity believes that that God created the universe, so evolution should not be taught. Sexual activity belongs in marriage, so no premarital sex.

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Wyoming State Fair Reception Marks UW Extension’s 100th Anniversary

August 6, 2014 — University of Wyoming Extension will host a reception commemorating 100 years of helping Wyoming residents to improve their lives Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo in Douglas.

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BP America Donates $25,000 to UW’s Energy Law Center

August 5, 2014 — The University of Wyoming College of Law’s Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR) recently received a $25,000 gift from BP America to develop CLERR’s summer energy law institute.

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UW Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students Learn Various Technologies for People with Communication Difficulties

August 5, 2014 — Alisa Konishi, Brooke Mickelsen and Ashley Fisher huddle around an iPad, punching various buttons. The three University of Wyoming speech-language pathology majors review and critique a software application called “ChatAble” that is designed to help people with communication difficulties communicate more easily.

UW Students Receive Enhanced Classroom Experience with Cellphone Use

August 5, 2014 — When University of Wyoming students in Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker’s Aural Rehabilitation class pull out their cell phones and send text messages, it doesn’t mean they’re not paying attention. Rather, they are using their electronic devices to learn their course material.

UW Trustees Approve Supplemental Budget Request

August 5, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees Monday approved a supplemental budget request for the 2015-16 fiscal year that includes dollars to match private donations for academics and athletics, as well as to expand outreach programs in nursing and counselor education.

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Cowboys Fans Encouraged to Support UW in College Colors Day Spirit Cup Competition

August 4, 2014 — The University of Wyoming seeks fan support for the annual College Colors Day Spirit Cup competition that offers a $10,000 donation toward the school’s general scholarship fund and an all-expenses paid trip to the College Football Playoff (CPF) National Championship game.

Frontline Connections Offers Information to Help Students

August 4, 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.

Leadership Wyoming Class to Hold Orientation Session at UW

August 4, 2014 — Forty-six residents representing 12 Wyoming communities are members of the 15th Leadership Wyoming class.

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Mobile Sketchbook Project Comes to Laramie

August 4, 2014 — Thousands of handmade sketchbooks from around the world can be seen at the family-friendly Sketchbook Project Mobile Library Saturday, Aug. 16, from 1-5 p.m. at Laramie’s First Street Plaza.

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Campbell County Students Explore Health Care Career Options

August 1, 2014 — Three students from Campbell County gained first-hand exposure to opportunities in the health care field during the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

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Campus Construction Update for Aug 3-9

August 1, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

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Casper Student’s Career Choice Inspired by Pediatrician

August 1, 2014 — When Tatiana Rice of Casper was a young girl, her pediatrician inspired her to consider a career in the medical profession.

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Dubois Student Considers Career as an Oncologist

August 1, 2014 — Jaycie Wells of Dubois already was interested in oncology when she attended a recent summer camp at the University of Wyoming, and her experience there reinforced her career plans.

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Globe Saxophone Quartet to Perform Sunday

August 1, 2014 — The Globe Saxophone Quartet will perform a free concert Sunday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium.

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Grandfather Inspires Buffalo Student to Pursue Health Care Career

August 1, 2014 — As a young child, Grace Gardner of Buffalo would don rubber gloves and, with a toy knife, she pretended to cut into her stuffed animals to perform surgery. Inspired by her grandfather, Dr. Ron Gardner, she wanted to be a doctor some day.

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Lander Students Consider Careers in Health Care Field

August 1, 2014 — Six students from Lander gained first-hand exposure to opportunities in the health care field during the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

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Summer Camp Prepares Encampment Student for Career in Health Care Field

August 1, 2014 — Karah Pantle of Encampment was interested in a variety of careers when she attended a recent summer camp at the University of Wyoming, and health care now is a prominent choice for her career path.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 4-10

August 1, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Aug. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Camp Influences Douglas Student’s Career Plans

August 1, 2014 — Charleigh Shipley of Douglas felt there was no better way to spend her summer than to find an enjoyable way to search for a future career. She was able to do that by attending the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Camp Reinforces Ranchester Students’ Plans in Health Care Field

August 1, 2014 — A weeklong experience has reinforced the medical career plans of two students from Ranchester.

UW Professor to Discuss Effects of Natural Gas Development Thursday

August 1, 2014 — A University of Wyoming assistant professor of zoology will discuss the potential effects of the rapid expansion of natural gas development for fish and wildlife during a public presentation Thursday, Aug. 7, at the historic Berol Lodge at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 10-Aug. 16

August 1, 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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