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University Directory Now Available

December 22, 2014 — The 2014-15 edition of the University Directory is now available for download. This PDF is designed to be downloaded and printed rather than used on a computer. It contains an information section, a departmental directory and a faculty/staff directory.

UW Faculty Members Appointed to State Civil Rights Committee

December 22, 2014 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members, along with several people with strong connections to UW, are among 15 Wyoming citizens appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Wyoming State Advisory Committee.

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

December 22, 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:

man seated at deak displaying book UW Professor Co-Writes Energy and Environment Quantitative Reasoning Textbook

December 22, 2014 — Secondary school teachers in Wyoming and nationwide now have a new resource that applies quantitative reasoning and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to teaching energy and environment.

men in military uniforms talking to other men UW Professors Honored for Accommodating Student on Military Deployment

December 22, 2014 — A major general and senior master sergeant were present, but the only salute was to four professors at the University of Wyoming.

volunteers working on a construction project UW Receives National Recognition for Community Service

December 22, 2014 — The University of Wyoming is among five mountain state schools receiving recognition for its community service projects.

UW’s Puckett, Barker Publish National Academies Report

December 22, 2014 — Two professors in the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science played key roles in developing specifications for the design of highway sign, light and traffic signal structures across the nation.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 21-Jan. 2

December 19, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 21-Jan. 2 at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of woman Niobrara County High School Graduate Receives UW Recognition

December 19, 2014 — Niobrara County High School graduate Dyann Dierks received a “Women of Distinction” honor during the recent Women’s Leadership Conference at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of woman Public May Submit Questions for Cheney Visit

December 19, 2014 — Members of the public are invited to submit questions for Lynne Cheney about her book, “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered,” in advance of her public appearance Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Announces Holiday Closures

December 19, 2014 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24-Thursday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays as well as winter break. Normal business hours will resume Friday, Jan. 2.

head portrait of woman against background of African plains and trees UW Hires Excellence Chair in Conservation Economics

December 19, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s expertise in conservation economics has taken a step forward with the arrival of a new faculty member who has extensive domestic and international experience researching the intersection of economic and ecological systems.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Dec. 21-Jan. 4: Why Did Joseph Live in Galilee?

December 19, 2014 — When Caesar Augustus decided to conduct a census of the Roman Empire, he did not send interviewers door to door to count each village’s residents, as is the practice in the USA’s census taking. Instead, he required each man to return “to his own city.”

UW Researchers Urge New Approach to Pandemic Prevention

December 19, 2014 — A University of Wyoming economics faculty member and a recent UW Ph.D. graduate are among the authors of a scientific paper calling for increased global efforts to fight emerging diseases before they can spread significantly.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 28-Jan. 3

December 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.

front of engineering building Civil Engineering Students Benefit from UW-Northwest College Agreement

December 18, 2014 — Students who attend Northwest College in Powell now have specific assurances about courses they need to take to meet requirements for a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Wyoming, as a result of a new articulation agreement between the two institutions.

man and woman walking on a downtown Laramie sidewalk Laramie, UW Rank Highly on ‘Best College Cities’ List

December 18, 2014 — Laramie and the University of Wyoming have received high marks in another ranking of the nation’s college and university communities.

woman sitting at lab table with high tech equipment UW Researchers Help Unlock Mystery of Skin’s Sensory Abilities

December 18, 2014 — Humans’ ability to detect the direction of movement of stimuli in their sensory world is critical to survival. Much of this stimuli detection comes from sight and sound, but little is known about how the direction of movement of stimuli on the skin -- humans’ largest sensory organ -- is detected and processed.

Engineering Dean Search Committee Seeks Input on Finalists

December 17, 2014 — With the third finalist scheduled to give a public presentation this afternoon, the search committee for a new dean of the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science is seeking input on the candidates.

head portrait of woman UW Hires Excellence Chair in Disease Ecology

December 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s efforts to combat diseases affecting wildlife, livestock and humans in the state have received a boost with the arrival of a new faculty member in UW’s Department of Veterinary Sciences.

man with laptop computer open standing in front of airplane UW Researchers Secure NSF Grant to Research Night Storm Behavior

December 17, 2014 — University of Wyoming atmospheric science researchers recently secured a $1.15 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study storms that occur at night in the southern Great Plains.

students sitting and talking with others on computers in the background Agreement Benefits English Students Transferring to UW from Sheridan and Gillette Colleges

December 16, 2014 — Students who take courses at Sheridan College and Gillette College now have the assurance that those courses will meet requirements for a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Wyoming, as a result of a new articulation agreement between UW and the Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD).

Meetings Explore Small Hydropower Possibilities in Big Horn Basin

December 16, 2014 — Opportunities for agricultural producers, irrigation districts and other water users to develop small hydropower resources at existing water infrastructure will be covered in a series of meetings and roundtables in Worland, Powell and Basin Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 7-8.

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications Available at UW

December 16, 2014 — The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The scholarships are for the 2015 summer session and the 2015-16 academic year.

storm clouds hanging over mountains UW Scientists Contribute to Cloud-Seeding Research

December 16, 2014 — The University of Wyoming played a key role in a nearly decade-long study by the state that concluded cloud seeding has some effect, with a 5-15 percent positive impact on snow accumulation shown after the weather modification technique is used.

woman with arm around large rock Grant Assists UW Professor’s Efforts on Research, Women in Science

December 15, 2014 — Ellen Currano works in a field in which women are traditionally underrepresented, but with the help of a recent grant award, she hopes to portray that it is a suitable job for a woman.

poster with silhouette of woman with normal figure UW Student Club Encourages Self-Acceptance of Women’s Body Image

December 15, 2014 — Barbie doll figures and super model-thin looks were challenged in a poster campaign titled “Real Women, Real Bodies” at the University of Wyoming, and that, in turn, has led to a club that teaches students to accept the way they look.

WyoOne ID Office to Relocate Temporarily Jan. 2-12

December 15, 2014 — The WyoOne ID office will move temporarily Jan. 2-12 while new carpet is installed in its regular office in Room 28 of Knight Hall.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 14-20

December 12, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming.

head portraits of a woman and a man Cheneys to Visit UW Feb. 17 for Discussion, Book Signing

December 12, 2014 — Lynne Cheney and her husband, former Vice President Dick Cheney, will visit the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Feb. 17, for a public discussion and book signing in conjunction with her new book, “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered.”

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 15-21

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

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 21-Dec. 27

December 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.

geometric modern painting Final Days to View Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

December 11, 2014 — Next week is the final opportunity to view two exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Presentation Proposals for Annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice at UW Accepted

December 11, 2014 — Presentation proposals are being accepted through Friday, Jan. 30, for the annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice at the University of Wyoming. The 19th annual event is April 8-11.

WyoCast Links Set for All Three Engineering Dean Candidate Presentations

December 11, 2014 — Links to the University of Wyoming’s WyoCast system have been established for people to view public presentations for all three finalists for the position of dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Public Presentations Begin Thursday for Engineering Dean Finalists

December 10, 2014 — Finalists for the position of dean of the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science have been identified, and they’re scheduled to give public presentations at UW beginning Thursday, Dec. 11.

man speaking while another man writes on a chalkboard Studio Physics Course Serves as Blueprint for UW’s Science Initiative

December 10, 2014 — Next year, the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility is scheduled to open and play an important role in the University of Wyoming’s Science Initiative that focuses on active learning. Two UW professors are already ahead of the curve.

large building UW Faculty Have Until Dec. 30 to Apply for Supercomputer Use Next Summer

December 10, 2014 — University of Wyoming faculty members who are interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne for their computational research this coming year have until Dec. 30 to submit an online application to request a large core-hour allocation on the powerful machine.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Dec. 7-Dec 20: White Christmas

December 10, 2014 — OK, admit it. You like the Christmas song, “White Christmas.” Or at least you did until you heard it too many times as muzak. Well, maybe I am overdoing it. But, even if only half of us enjoy the song, that fact illustrates the piece’s popularity and success. In fact, this song may be the best-liked song in the USA, and not just for Christmas. It has been recorded more times and those recordings have sold more copies than any other song.

Destresser Event Scheduled Before UW Finals Week

December 9, 2014 — An event to help University of Wyoming students relieve stress before final exams next week is scheduled Friday, Dec. 12, in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

painted archway Exhibition Displays Artwork Inspired by UW Study Abroad Class in Turkey

December 9, 2014 — Artwork from a University of Wyoming study abroad class is now on display through Thursday, Dec. 18, in Gallery 234 in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

Extension Bulletin Breaks Down Livestock vs. Wildlife Grazing Competition

December 9, 2014 — A new bulletin from the University of Wyoming Extension covers livestock and wildlife grazing competition and the facts leading to dietary overlap.

spacecraft blasting off UW Alumni Part of Successful NASA Test Flight

December 9, 2014 — Two University of Wyoming graduates played key roles in last week’s successful NASA test flight of a spacecraft designed to eventually take humans to Mars.

UW Debate Team Has Successful Fall Season

December 9, 2014 — The University of Wyoming debate team reached the elimination round of every tournament it attended during the fall season, including reaching the elite eight of a competitive event in Las Vegas.

semi circle of people posed in front of pipe organ on stage Annual UW Collegiate Chorale Candlelight Concert Dec. 10

December 8, 2014 — A candlelight performance by the University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale is Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in St. Matthew’s Cathedral.

Eco-Pokes Holiday Sustainability Tips Offered

December 8, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC) is offering money-saving tips during the holiday season.

New WyoGroup Site Offers Safety Information

December 8, 2014 — Do you know how to correctly jump-start a dead automobile battery? What are the risks, and how do you prevent carbon monoxide poisoning? What can you do to avoid the flu? How can you be better prepared for winter survival and other emergencies?

two women talking Stith Receives UW Extension Creative Recognition Award

December 8, 2014 — Innovative avenues in information delivery and professional expertise earned Tana Stith the University of Wyoming Extension Creative Excellence Recognition Award.

head portrait of man UW Professor Contributes to Book on 2012 Elections

December 8, 2014 — Gerald Webster, professor and head of the University of Wyoming Department of Geography, was among the contributors to "Atlas of the 2012 Elections,” a 206-page book that analyzes and maps the campaigns, primaries, general election and key state referenda from the 2012 elections.

head portrait of woman UW Professor’s Book: How Religion Influences Consumption Behavior

December 8, 2014 — A University of Wyoming marketing professor’s recently published book focuses on how people’s religious views align with their purchasing powers -- especially during the holiday season with so many religious undertones.

UW Range Club Earns Regional Competition Honors

December 8, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s Range Club brought home honors last month during the Wyoming Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) meeting and regional competition in Evanston.

group of people carrying sedated deer in sling UW Researchers to Share Deer Capture Experience

December 8, 2014 — Wyoming’s struggling mule deer populations are receiving significant attention from University of Wyoming researchers, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and others, with at least five studies underway that could assist efforts to enhance deer numbers and their habitats.

UW Selected as Top School by Military Advanced Education Publication

December 8, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has been designated as a “Top School” in the Military Advanced Education’s (MAE) latest issue of “Guide to Colleges and Universities.” The guide measures best practices in military and veterans education.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 7-13

December 5, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming.

man and woman ballet dancers in a pose on stage University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 8-14

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

people walking on campus Website Ranks UW No. 1 for Academic Quality, Affordability, Accessibility

December 5, 2014 — The University of Wyoming is the No. 1 university in the nation for out-of-state students in a new ranking list that takes into account academic quality, affordability and accessibility.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 14-Dec. 20

December 5, 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.

mansion behind iron fence decorated for Christmas Holiday Home Tour Event Kicks Off the Spirit of the Season

December 4, 2014 — Four homes ranging in architectural style and holiday décor will be viewed during one of Laramie’s popular annual traditions -- the Holiday Home Tour.

Public Presentations Scheduled for Engineering Dean Candidates

December 4, 2014 — The University of Wyoming and the College of Engineering and Applied Science are preparing for CEAS dean search candidates to be on campus Thursday, Dec. 11, through Thursday, Dec. 18.

man sitting at desk with computer UW Study of Cells During Frog Development May Aid Future Cancer Patients

December 4, 2014 — Two University of Wyoming researchers have found that scaling of cell and nuclear sizes shortly after fertilization contributes to the regulation of gene transcription and cell cycle elongation in African clawed frogs. Such scaling may have future implications for controlling the rate of cancerous growth in human cells.

woman looking at Christmas tree UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Holiday Events

December 3, 2014 — Jingling bells, sparkling lights and paintbrushes set the scene for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s annual holiday events Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 4-6. All events are free and open to the public.

woman and man in a  laboratory UW Seeks Better Brucellosis Control through Vaccine Development, Vaccination Practices

December 3, 2014 — College of Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists at the University of Wyoming hope their brucellosis studies may produce a better vaccine for livestock and are studying whether a change in vaccination procedures could offer better control.

Wyoming Residents Disapprove of Personal Marijuana Use

December 3, 2014 — Wyoming residents have mixed opinions on the use of marijuana, according to a recent University of Wyoming survey.

Governor’s Budget Recommendations Include Significant Funding for UW

December 2, 2014 — Gov. Matt Mead has recommended funding to retain top University of Wyoming faculty and staff members, operating and planning dollars for UW’s Science Initiative, and matching funds for academics and athletics.

woman putting letter in box wrapped in holiday paper Letter Writing Campaign Will Benefit Make-A-Wish Wyoming

December 2, 2014 — “Believing at 7220,” a letter writing campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish children and families, will take place Friday, Dec. 5, from 4-8 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Chi Omega chapter house, 1630 Sorority Row.

man sittting at desk with head propped on hand UW College of Education Receptions Dec. 9-11 in Southeast Wyoming

December 2, 2014 — University of Wyoming alumni, friends, educators and others in southeastern Wyoming have opportunities to meet with UW College of Education Interim Dean Michael Day and mark the college’s 100th anniversary next week.

UW Engineering Task Force to Meet Thursday-Friday

December 2, 2014 — The Wyoming Governor’s Energy, Engineering, STEM Integration Task Force will meet Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4-5, at the University of Wyoming’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

man looking at backpacks on a table with other people walking around UW Outdoor Gear Swap Saturday

December 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Gear Swap will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Group of people with pan band metal instruments UW Pan Band Concert Thursday

December 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Pan Band performs a free concert Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

ballet dancers on a stage UW Rendition of ‘The Nutcracker’ has Western Tone

December 2, 2014 — The timeless classic “The Nutcracker” -- with a Laramie and Western theme -- will be performed Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 11-13, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

man working in laboratory with high tech apparatus UW Research Seeks to Advance Fuel Cells as Power Source

December 2, 2014 — Hydrogen fuel cells offer great promise as an alternative source of electricity to power vehicles, buildings and even portable electronic devices.

Celebrate the Season at UW’s Holiday Market Friday

December 1, 2014 — More than 70 vendors will sell seasonal items at the University of Wyoming Holiday Market Friday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the second floor of the Wyoming Union. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

head portrait of man Comedian to Perform Friday at UW

December 1, 2014 — Colorado native Vinnie Montez -- who bills himself as “the large, loud Latino comedian” -- performs his comedy act at the University of Wyoming Friday, Dec. 5, at 9 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public.

graduates viewed from above Fall Commencement Set Dec. 11-13 at UW

December 1, 2014 — Fall commencement ceremonies at the University of Wyoming will be held Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 11-13.

food stacked on a table Holiday Food Drive Begins at UW

December 1, 2014 — Donations are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming’s 2014 Holiday Food Drive, sponsored by the Staff and Faculty Senates and UW Transit and Parking Services.

How to Have a Fun and Safe Holiday Celebration

December 1, 2014 — The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends, family and co-workers. While having alcohol at parties can enhance the holiday experience, it also can place you and others at risk if drinking gets out of hand.

Multicultural Graduation Ceremony at UW

December 1, 2014 — Numerous students will participate in the University of Wyoming multicultural graduation ceremony Thursday, Dec. 11, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

head portrait of woman UW Professor Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Aid Irish Institution

December 1, 2014 — University of Wyoming Associate Professor Doris Bolliger received a Fulbright Specialist Scholarship to assist in strengthening online programs at Ireland’s Limerick Institute of Technology.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 7-Dec. 13

December 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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