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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.

UW Closed Friday for Independence Day

June 30, 2014 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed and summer classes dismissed Friday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.

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UW Law Professor Receives Visiting Scholar Grant

June 30, 2014 — University of Wyoming College of Law Professor Michael Smith is one of two professors nationwide to receive a Legal Communication and Rhetoric Visiting Scholars Grant from the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD).

UW Parking Permits Available Online Starting Tuesday

June 30, 2014 — University of Wyoming parking permits for 2014-15 will be available for purchase online beginning Tuesday, July 1.

UW’s Calkins and Kvenild Edit Second Book for Librarians

June 30, 2014 — ractical, step-by-step instructions useful to librarians everywhere are offered in a new book edited by University of Wyoming librarians Kaijsa Calkins and Cassandra Kvenild.

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Air Quality in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Topic of Thursday Talk at AMK Ranch

June 27, 2014 — Air quality issues within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be examined during the weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, July 3, 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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Campus Construction Update for June 29-July 12

June 27, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 29-July 12 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Calendar for June 30-July 6

June 27, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled June 30-July 6 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for July 6-12

June 27, 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.

Northern Rockies Skies for July: The Stars of Summer

June 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 Summer High School Institute Students Aid Fire Relief Effort

June 26, 2014 — University of Wyoming Summer High School Institute participants have raised funds for Laramie’s downtown fire relief program and will present a check to the Laramie Main Street Alliance Saturday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Crane-Hill dining area.

Wyoming Forage Field Day July 10 at Farson

June 26, 2014 — Alfalfa establishment, weed management and marketing options will be among topics examined during morning sessions at the Wyoming Forage Field Day Thursday, July 10, at Farson.

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Band Angel Adams and The Suits Performs for Summer Concert Series at UW

June 25, 2014 — The New Orleans style dance band Angel Adams and The Suits will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 2, from 11:45 a.m.- 1 p.m. in Simpson Family Plaza.

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UW Faculty Member Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

June 25, 2014 — A faculty member in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of June 29-July 5: The Enigma of Bethsaida

June 25, 2014 — On the road around the north end of the Sea of Galilee, just east of the Jordan River’s mouth, stands a sign pointing to the location of Bethsaida. It recalls the town mentioned in the gospels that was the home of the disciple Philip and a fishing community on the shore of the fresh-water lake.

UW Students Receive Wyoming Landman Scholarships

June 25, 2014 — Three students in the University of Wyoming’s Professional Land Management Program have received scholarships from the Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen (WAPL).

UW Summer Programs Offers Water World Trip

June 25, 2014 — Tickets will go on sale at the University of Wyoming beginning Monday, June 30, for a July 17 trip to Denver’s Water World.

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UW Professor Jay Gatlin Named a Pew Scholar

June 24, 2014 — Jay Gatlin has been named a 2014 Pew Scholar, marking the first time a University of Wyoming faculty member has received this prestigious award.

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UW Waives Application Fee in July for High School Seniors

June 24, 2014 — High school students scheduled to graduate in spring 2015 can get an early start on the college application process at no cost in July to attend the University of Wyoming.

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Wheatland Students Win National Competition with UW Backing

June 24, 2014 — With support from the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, a team of Wheatland Middle School (WMS) eighth-graders has won a national competition for future scientists and engineers.

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AMK Ranch Talk to Highlight Geological Evidence of Climate Change

June 23, 2014 — Lessons about climate change found in ancient rocks of southwest Wyoming are the topic of a public lecture Thursday, June 26, 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.

Inaugural Humenick Research Grants Awarded to UW Nursing Faculty

June 23, 2014 — Two professors in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing have been awarded grants for their research work.

Search Dog Training Planned on UW Campus Friday

June 23, 2014 — A training exercise for search dogs and their handlers will take place Friday, June 27, on the University of Wyoming campus.

UW's Wyatt Clark Finishes Fifth In CNFR Bareback Riding

June 23, 2014 — Standing right behind the bucking chutes, University of Wyoming bareback rider Wyatt Clark watched higher-seeded cowboys fall one by one. And with just four riders left in the championship round, the UW senior was the leader in the event.

UW Summer Programs Offers Trip to Rockies Game

June 23, 2014 — Specially priced tickets go on sale today (Monday) for University of Wyoming students and non-students to watch the Monday, July 7 baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres at Coors Field in Denver.

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Campus Construction Update for June 22-28

June 20, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

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New Exhibition of American Indian Artwork to Open at UW Art Museum

June 20, 2014 — A new exhibition of contemporary and traditional American Indian artwork will open Saturday, June 21, at the UW Art Museum.

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New Report Quantifies UW’s Economic Impact

June 20, 2014 — The University of Wyoming receives nearly $130 million in external funding annually, creating more than 2,200 jobs and stimulating $129 million in value-added economic activity around the state, according to a new study.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for June 23-29

June 20, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled June 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

UW’s Van Aken Just Misses CNFR Short Go Bid

June 20, 2014 — There’s no doubt that University of Wyoming senior Clayton Van Aken will be thinking about his missed steer earlier in the week. It cost him a chance to reach the short go in team roping at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

Wyoming Business Tips for June 29-July 5

June 20, 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.

University of Wyoming Provides Grants for Legal Writing Institute Conference

June 19, 2014 — The Wyoming Center for the Study of Written Advocacy at the University of Wyoming has awarded grants to individuals to attend the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) Conference June 29-July 2 in Philadelphia, Pa.

UW’s Van Aken Misses Out in Tie Down Roping at CNFR

June 19, 2014 — If University of Wyoming two-event cowboy Clayton Van Aken reaches Saturday’s College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) short go, it will have to be in team roping. But he’ll need a strong effort Thursday night.

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Wyoming Conservation Corps Projects Underway Across Wyoming

June 19, 2014 — University of Wyoming students are gaining valuable leadership and outdoor skills this summer while working on 18 Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) projects ranging from constructing trails at Big Horn National Recreation Area and bark beetle spraying in Sinks Canyon State Park to conducting historic restoration work at Fort Bridger.

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Steel Toed Slippers Band Performs for Summer Concert Series at UW

June 18, 2014 — Los Angeles-based band Steel Toed Slippers will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, June 25, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Family Plaza.

Survey to Seek Input from UW College of Law Stakeholders

June 18, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has initiated a survey of perspectives of its College of Law on the part of its numerous stakeholders.

UW’s Ellerman Jumps into National Team Roping Contention

June 18, 2014 — Now, it’s a waiting game for the University of Wyoming’s Brit Ellerman.

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UW’s Grana Receives International Award for Hydrocarbon Innovation

June 18, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member has received a prestigious international award for developing an innovative method to obtain information about oil and gas reservoirs using seismic techniques.

Sixteen Receive Medical Degrees through UW WWAMI Program

June 17, 2014 — Sixteen students from Wyoming recently took another giant step toward reaching their dreams to become physicians when they were accorded medical degrees from the University of Washington School of Medicine.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Non-resident

June 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2014 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

UW’s Ellerman Moves into Fourth in Team Roping Average at CNFR

June 17, 2014 — For someone who originally did not receive an automatic College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) bid, Brit Ellerman sure is taking advantage of his second opportunity.

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Summer Solstice Celebration at the UW Art Museum Friday

June 16, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its annual summer solstice celebration Friday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.

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Tim Robinson Honored as New ASA Fellow

June 16, 2014 — University of Wyoming Professor Timothy Jay Robinson has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s pre-eminent professional statistical society.

Two UW Team Ropers Open CNFR on a High Note

June 16, 2014 — Going into the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR), University of Wyoming Coach George Howard pointed to his team ropers as the backbone of his four-man qualifying team.

University Store Offers Solution to Reducing E-Waste

June 16, 2014 — As the result of a multi-department collaborative effort, the University Store in the University of Wyoming Union recently began accepting electronic devices for trade-in.

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UW Research: Squirrels Counter Evolutionary Impact of Fire on Lodgepole Pine

June 16, 2014 — Reproductive response of lodgepole pine trees to fire in Yellowstone National Park is countered by the effects of squirrels eating pine seeds, two University of Wyoming researchers have documented.

UW Trustees Select Managers for Construction Projects

June 16, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Monday) selected two Wyoming companies to manage two major construction projects at UW.

UW’s Clark Opens CNFR on Successful Ride

June 16, 2014 — One down, two to go. But three is even better.

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UW’s Lamartine Chosen for China Exchange

June 16, 2014 — A national committee has selected University of Wyoming Choral Activities Director Nicole Lamartine to represent the United States as a conducting fellow June 15-25 in Beijing, China.

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Campus Construction Update for June 15-21

June 13, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

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Polar Bear Survival Topic of Thursday Talk at AMK Ranch

June 13, 2014 — How polar bears survive in the Artic Sea’s changing climate is the topic of the first of 10 weekly summer lectures Thursday, June 19, 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 June 16-22

June 13, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled June 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Continues Partnership with HBCUs through Watershed Modeling Course

June 13, 2014 — For the second consecutive year, undergraduate students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) will have the opportunity to learn about watershed modeling during a one-week course at the University of Wyoming.

UW Trustees Plan Special Meeting Monday

June 13, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Monday, June 16, by teleconference to take action on a number of construction-related and other matters.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 22-28

June 13, 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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Powell’s Miller Receives NCWIT Computing Award at UW’s Women in Science Conference

June 12, 2014 — Powell’s Moriah Miller is one of two female Wyoming high school students who were named winners of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing.

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Public Programs Offered at Wyoming Humanities Council Summer Classics Institute

June 12, 2014 — Several free public lectures will be offered as part of the Wyoming Humanities Council 15th Summer Classics Institute June 15-19 at the University of Wyoming.

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Rock Springs’ Mehle Receives NCWIT Computing Award at UW’s Women in Science Conference

June 12, 2014 — Rock Springs’ Taylor Joan Mehle is one of two female Wyoming high school students who were named winners of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing.

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UW Graduate Student Again Wins Grand Teton Fellowship

June 12, 2014 — A University of Wyoming graduate student once again has been selected by Grand Teton National Park and the Grand Teton Association for a prestigious graduate fellowship.

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UW Research: Bacteria Show Promise in Restoring Aquifers Used in Uranium Mining

June 12, 2014 — Wyoming’s resurgent uranium industry could get a further boost from University of Wyoming scientists, whose research on post-mining environmental restoration is yielding extremely promising results.

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Country Singer Ashley Buchart to Perform at UW Wednesday

June 11, 2014 — Powerhouse country singer Ashley Buchart and her band will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, June 18, from 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza.

Four UW Cowboys Primed for CNFR June 15-21 at Casper Events Center

June 11, 2014 — Stranger things have happened at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR), but none have compared to the early 1990s when the University of Wyoming’s Jimmie Jo Martin single-handedly led the Cowgirls to the national championship, winning the goat tying and all-around titles.

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Special Saturday U Program Pairs UW Scientists and Artists

June 11, 2014 — Four of the University of Wyoming’s top scientists will pair with four accomplished UW artists this month to produce original works that will be presented in a public program Saturday, June 28.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Non-resident

June 11, 2014 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2014 spring semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

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

June 11, 2014 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2014 spring semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of June 15-21: City Lights at Night: What Did Jesus See?

June 11, 2014 — The New Testament Gospels are so focused on Jesus’ teachings and miracles that they give few details of his life experiences. They do not mention that growing up on the ridge of Nazareth, he spent his childhood watching the reconstruction of Galilee’s first Roman-style city, Sepphoris, just five miles away. Or that during the years of his Capernaum ministry, he could see the ongoing erection of Galilee’s second city, Tiberias.

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Laramie Mural Project Public Event Friday

June 10, 2014 — Laramie Mural Project artists and donors will be thanked at “Fishening,” a public event Friday, June 13, from 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot located between First and Garfield streets.

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New Exhibition Showcases Works Selected by UW Art Museum Staff Members

June 10, 2014 — A new exhibition of artwork selected by University of Wyoming Art Museum staff members will open Saturday, June 14.

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UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Presents 'Swingtime Canteen'

June 10, 2014 — The Snowy Range Summer Theatre season celebrates its 61st year with the University of Wyoming production of the Off-Broadway musical hit, “Swingtime Canteen,” a family-friendly 1940s-style USO show that will run nightly June 19-21 and June 26-28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Park band shell.

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Antique Lampposts Restored at UW

June 9, 2014 — When members of the class of 1911 donated three lampposts to commemorate the University of Wyoming’s 25th anniversary, none of them could have imagined that visitors would still enjoy their gift more than 100 years later.

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New Book Conveys Engineering Contributions of Einstein's Son

June 9, 2014 — A new book describes Hans Albert Einstein’s pioneering work in the field of river engineering and sheds light on his often tense and complex relationships with his iconic father, Albert, the world’s most famous scientist.

UW Ann Simpson Artmobile to Visit Park County Libraries

June 9, 2014 — Museum-quality artwork is coming to three Park County libraries June 9-13.

UW Employee of the Second Quarter Nominations Due Friday

June 9, 2014 — The deadline to submit nominations for Employee of the Second Quarter is Friday, June 13.

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Campus Construction Update for June 8-14

June 6, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

New UW Publication Highlights Farm and Ranch Succession Strategies

June 6, 2014 — Farm and ranch managers and owners describe how they are bringing in a new generation to the land in a new free publication.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for June 9-15

June 6, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled June 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW’s Mavriplis Advises NASA on Supercomputing Future

June 6, 2014 — A University of Wyoming professor of mechanical engineering is among authors of a new report that offers guidance to NASA regarding the computational resources it will need to design aircraft and spacecraft in the future.

Veterans in Higher Education Conference June 9-11 at UW

June 6, 2014 — Needs and challenges faced by military and veteran students will be examined at a conference for higher education professionals June 9-11 at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 15-23

June 6, 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.

Hess Makes Second $5 Million Commitment to UW

June 5, 2014 — Gov. Matt Mead and University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity were joined today (Thursday) by Greg Hill, president and chief operating officer of Hess Corporation, to announce Hess’s second commitment to UW in the past two years.

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Jeff Duloz to Perform at UW Wednesday

June 5, 2014 — One-man band Jeff Duloz will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, June 11, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza.

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Sheridan Field Day Features Horticulture, Forage Production, Lawn and Garden

June 4, 2014 — Field trial tours starting in the morning near Wyarno, then additional tours and lunch at the University of Wyoming Watt Agriculture Center at Sheridan College, are part of the Sheridan Research and Extension Center field day Saturday, June 14.

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UW Summer Programs Offers Trip to Elitch Gardens

June 4, 2014 — University of Wyoming Summer Programs offers a trip to Denver’s Elitch Gardens amusement park Monday, June 23.

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‘Beyond Bark Beetles’ Films Explore Changes in Local Forests

June 4, 2014 — “Introducing Dendroctonus ponderosae, a tiny bug, smaller than a rice grain. For the last 15 years or so, these bugs have been living it up.”

Tree Health, Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop near Vedauwoo

June 3, 2014 — Tactics homeowners can use to keep trees healthy and reduce risk of wildfire damage to cabins or homes will be shown at a workshop Tuesday, June 10, at 5:30 p.m. near Vedauwoo east of Laramie.

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Wyoming Middle School Students Receive Science Opportunity at UW AstroCamp June 15-24

June 3, 2014 — Middle school students from Wyoming and surrounding states will be transformed into star gazers and scientists during the University of Wyoming’s AstroCamp: Journey to the Stars June 15-24.

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

June 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming lists the following non-resident students on the 2014 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming President’s Honor Roll: Resident

June 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2014 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

UW Photo Contest Deadline is Friday

June 2, 2014 — The deadline to enter the “I Love UW” photo contest is Friday, June 6. The winning entry will be featured in the September issue of UWyo magazine.

Water Shutdown Wednesday to Affect Two UW Buildings

June 2, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Centennial Complex and the Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building will be without water for approximately eight hours Wednesday, June 4. Restrooms will not be in service.

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Campus Construction Update for June 1-7

May 30, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

Cheyenne Mother Completes Distance Master’s Degree Program Through UW

May 30, 2014 — Wendy Stone took a bit longer to receive her University of Wyoming undergraduate degree than most students, but she didn’t think it would take 35 years.

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Distance Master’s Degree Program Cohort Members Graduate from UW

May 30, 2014 — A new program that allows students to obtain their University of Wyoming Master of Arts degrees in English without leaving their hometowns is proving to be successful, with 14 students recently graduating.

Lander Residents Receive Distance Master’s Degrees Through UW Program

May 30, 2014 — For the last three years, Hillary Reisig has been a college student. So, when she needed advice on current trends in education at the post-secondary level, who better to seek advice from than her own high school students?

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Meeteetse Teacher Completes Distance Master’s Degree Program Through UW

May 30, 2014 — Molly Potas had her Meeteetse students in mind when she decided to enroll in a new University of Wyoming distance master’s degree program.

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University of Wyoming Calendar for June 2-8

May 30, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled June 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Employees and Students Volunteer in Flood Relief Efforts in Saratoga

May 30, 2014 — As two large University of Wyoming buses and four Suburbans crammed with nearly 80 university employees, student workers and student-athletes rolled down Saratoga’s main street, a couple of customers at a corner convenience store stepped out the front door, pointed at the caravan and waved.

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UW Expected to Have Strong Presence at Rocky Mountain HPC Symposium Aug. 12-13

May 30, 2014 — The University of Wyoming is expected to send a contingent of faculty, staff and students to the fourth annual Rocky Mountain High Performance Computing Symposium, scheduled Aug. 12-13 at the University of Colorado-Boulder campus.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 8-14

May 30, 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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Films of UW Football and Basketball Games Accessible Online

May 29, 2014 — Films of University of Wyoming football games, including the Pokes’ historic 1951 Gator Bowl win, are included in a collection of the university’s intercollegiate athletics records dating back to 1920.

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Folk Rock Band Mosey West Performs at UW Wednesday

May 29, 2014 — The folk rock band Mosey West will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, June 4, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza.

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UW Spin-out Receives NIH Grant to Study Use of Insect Cells to Produce Flu Vaccine

May 29, 2014 — A University of Wyoming spin-out business has received a $220,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop a fast and cost-effective process for influenza vaccine production.

UW Volunteers to Assist with Flood Relief Efforts in Saratoga

May 29, 2014 — Nearly 70 University of Wyoming employees and student-athletes are volunteering Friday for flood relief efforts in Saratoga. The North Platte River in Carbon County is expected to rise to record levels this week, caused by warmer temperatures and increased rainfall.

Northern Rockies Skies for June: Draco the Dragon

May 28, 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 Art Museum’s ‘Art from the Grocery Aisles’ Exhibition Ends Saturday

May 28, 2014 — The final day to see the University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition, “Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles,” is Saturday, May 31.

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UW Religion Today Column for Week of June 1-7: Religion is Irrational. So what?

May 28, 2014 — A common charge leveled against religion is that it is irrational. Although this charge has been around for centuries, it recently has gained new currency through proponents such as Ayn Rand, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and, more recently, Stephen Hawking.

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UW Students to Present Global Studies Fieldwork in Centennial

May 28, 2014 — Three University of Wyoming Department of Global and Area Studies Program students will present results of their fieldwork Wednesday, June 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the Centennial Library.

Applications for Staff Training Program Due June 11

May 27, 2014 — Applications for the UW Staff Training and Enrichment Program (STEP) are now available and are due Wednesday, June 11. Participation in the program requires supervisor approval.

People Outside UW Can Access Faculty Listserv Posts

May 27, 2014 — People outside the University of Wyoming now have the ability to observe posts on the UW faculty listserv.

UW Board of Trustees Promotes Three SER Professors

May 27, 2014 — Three University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources faculty members were promoted by the UW Board of Trustees at its recent May meeting.

UW Geriatric Center Now Accepting Photo Contest Entries

May 27, 2014 — A $250 cash prize is available to two winners in a summer photo contest sponsored by the University of Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC).

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Campus Construction Update for May 25-31

May 23, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 25-31 at the University of Wyoming:

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University of Wyoming Calendar for May 26-June 1

May 23, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled May 26-June 1 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for May 31-June 6

May 23, 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 Range Management School Bolsters Grazing Plan Development

May 23, 2014 — More than 27 sessions during the 2014 Wyoming Range Management School are designed to help increase understanding of premises used to develop grazing management plans.

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Faculty Jazz Trio Performs for UW Summer Concert Series May 28

May 22, 2014 — The Department of Music Faculty Jazz Trio will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, May 28, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The performance is free.

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Three UW Students Win 'Water in Wyoming' Contest From Wyoming EPSCoR

May 22, 2014 — In Wyoming, the saying goes that “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting.” Water also was the recent subject of a little writing.

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Two New Exhibitions Open at the UW Art Museum

May 21, 2014 — Two new exhibitions open at the University of Wyoming Art Museum Saturday, May 24 -- “Cyrus Baldridge: An American Artist in China” and “New Acquisitions: UW Art Museum Collection.”

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UW Doctoral Student Earns National Counseling Fellowship

May 21, 2014 — Education helped lift University of Wyoming doctoral student Avis Garcia from a family history of poverty and alcohol abuse to become a licensed addiction therapist who has helped hundreds of people on her native Wind River Indian Reservation and elsewhere in Wyoming.

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Cody's Wyatt Fabrizio Receives UW's INBRE Transition Scholarship

May 20, 2014 — The INBRE Transition Scholarship he received to attend the University of Wyoming will allow Wyatt Fabrizio to continue his pursuit of his educational dreams.

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Kinnear's Russell Goff Receives INBRE Transition Award

May 20, 2014 — Russell Goff eventually wants to become a chiropractor. His upcoming opportunity at the University of Wyoming represents a big step toward that goal.

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Mexico's David Rach Receives UW's INBRE Transition Scholarship

May 20, 2014 — David Rach received some valuable laboratory research experience at Northwest College. The INBRE Transition Scholarship he received from the University of Wyoming will allow him to probe further, this time in the area of molecular biology.

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Rachel Lamb Receives UW's INBRE Transition Scholarship

May 20, 2014 — Armed with an INBRE Transition Scholarship, Rachel Lamb sounds ready to roll up her sleeves and delve into more biology research.

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Riverton's Tyler Graham Receives UW's INBRE Transition Scholarship

May 20, 2014 — Tyler Graham sees the INBRE Transition Scholarship he received to the University of Wyoming as his bridge to studying physiology and ultimately applying to dental school at the University of Nebraska.

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Rock Springs' Brent Rhodes Receives UW's INBRE Transition Scholarship

May 20, 2014 — Brent Rhodes breathed a huge sigh of relief after learning he received an INBRE Transition Scholarship. The award takes a load off his biggest concern -- how to continue to pay for his higher education at the University of Wyoming.

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