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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.

Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications Available at UW

November 25, 2014 — Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2015-16 academic year at the University of Wyoming. Application deadline is Sunday, March 1.

woman using pendulum in physics class Governor’s Task Force Backs Plan to Transform UW Science Education

November 25, 2014 — A panel of accomplished scientists, industry leaders and other professionals has endorsed a plan to improve science education and student success at the University of Wyoming, while creating world-class facilities to propel research on issues important to the state and nation.

man sitting in front of planets and space background Northern Rockies Skies for December: The Rich Winter Skies

November 25, 2014 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming, and Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory.

 man carrying snow-covered snowboard in knee deep snow Teton Gravity Research Extreme Ski Film to be shown Dec. 3 at UW

November 25, 2014 — Teton Gravity Research’s film “Jeremy Jones’ Higher” will be shown free Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and space is limited.

sliver of moon in planetarium University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 1-7

November 25, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

man sittting at desk with head propped on hand UW College of Education Receptions Dec. 2-5 in Eastern Wyoming

November 25, 2014 — University of Wyoming alumni, friends, educators and others in eastern Wyoming have opportunities to meet with UW College of Education Interim Dean Michael Day and mark the college’s 100th anniversary next week.

line of people holding awards UW Meat Judging Team has its Best Year Ever

November 25, 2014 — U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, seven University of Wyoming students and a T-bone steak have something in common: meat judging.

Wyoming Citizens Divided on Immigration Reform

November 25, 2014 — Wyoming citizens are deeply divided on how to approach legislation pertaining to undocumented immigrants, as are Americans in general.

head portrait of man American Concrete Institute Honors UW Professor Charles Dolan

November 24, 2014 — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has elected University of Wyoming Professor Charles Dolan as an honorary member of the institute.

head portrait of woman Ann Hild Named UW Interim Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies

November 24, 2014 — Ann Hild, professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, has been appointed as UW interim associate vice president for graduate studies. Her appointment is through Aug. 31, 2015.

Employee of the Quarter Nomination Deadline Nears

November 24, 2014 — The deadline to nominate someone for Staff Employee of the Fourth Quarter award is Friday, Dec. 5.

woman looking at man UW Extension Educator’s Work Prompts Diversity Enhancement Award

November 24, 2014 — Innovative programs and quick response to the needs of her clientele earned a University of Wyoming Extension educator the organization’s Diversity Enhancement Award.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6: Let’s Reschedule Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2014 — With more than five feet of snow in Buffalo, N.Y., and temperatures having fallen into negative territory across most of the northern states, winter has arrived, no matter what date the calendar labels as the season’s official start. Forgotten are August’s grain harvest and September’s apple picking. We are bundled up against the winter wind, shoveling our walks and winterizing our vehicles.

Winter Driving Hints Offered

November 24, 2014 — With many faculty, staff and students on the road this week for Thanksgiving, the University of Wyoming Risk Management and Safety Office offers some reminders to ensure safe driving during the holiday season.

WyoCast On-Demand Upgrade Scheduled

November 24, 2014 — University of Wyoming Information Technology will upgrade the university’s enterprise lecture capture system, WyoCast On-Demand, during the first week of January 2015. IT will implement a new catalog during the upgrade.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 30-Dec. 6

November 24, 2014 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

man working on outdoor building project Campus Construction Update for Nov. 23-Dec. 6

November 21, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 23-Dec. 6 at the University of Wyoming.

two women use a stethoscope on a man New UW Nursing Program Receives Full Accreditation

November 21, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program has been fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, an achievement that will strengthen delivery of both primary and mental health care in Wyoming.

man jumping with basketball University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 24-Nov. 30

November 21, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Nov. 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

November 21, 2014 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, for Thanksgiving. Normal business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) will resume Monday, Dec. 1. UW classes will be dismissed Nov. 26-28.

art museum view of display pedestals with artwork on them UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Juried Student Exhibition

November 21, 2014 — The official call for entries is available online for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 40th annual Juried Student Exhibition in the spring.

poster of woman's head and shoulders Gender and Identity Exhibition at UW Gallery

November 20, 2014 — Paintings of the relationship between gender and identity are on display through Dec. 4 at the University of Wyoming Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

Majority of Wyomingites Now Support Same-Sex Marriage

November 20, 2014 — A majority of Wyomingites now support same-sex marriage, according to a recent University of Wyoming survey.

man drawing blood from a sheep UW Faculty Member Publishes Sheep Obesity Research that Could Affect Future Generations

November 20, 2014 — Obesity in female sheep during pregnancy can impact the metabolic profile and health of the animals’ granddaughters, as well as their daughters, suggests a study published in the International Journal of Obesity Oct. 30.

head portrait of man UW International Human Rights Clinic Helps Former UW Basketball Player with Permanent Residency

November 20, 2014 — Former University of Wyoming basketball player Bienvenu “Benny” Songondo is one step closer to gaining U.S. citizenship, thanks to the International Human Rights Clinic in the UW College of Law.

‘A Tribute to Teachers’ Set Dec. 2 at UW

November 20, 2014 — A night of song, historical school fashion and celebration of the University of Wyoming College of Education’s centennial marks “A Tribute to Teachers,” scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the UW Education auditorium.

International Night at UW Highlights Different Cultures

November 19, 2014 — An opportunity to experience different world customs will be offered during International Night Friday, Nov. 21, at 9 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public.

bighorn sheep on a hill side New Mapping Project Details Big Game Migrations in Wyoming Wilderness

November 19, 2014 — Designated wilderness areas provide important habitat for five of Wyoming’s migratory big-game species, according to a first-of-its-kind mapping project involving wildlife researchers at the University of Wyoming and cartographers at the University of Oregon.

turkey dinner on a fancy plate Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at UW Nov. 19

November 18, 2014 — A traditional holiday feast will be served at the annual Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

man lifting up arms to projected image of planet earth Planetarium Offers Six Shows During December

November 18, 2014 — Laramie’s Friday night lineup of things to do once again includes gazing at the stars -- now that the newly renovated Harry C. Vaughn University of Wyoming Planetarium has reopened.

bowl of rice UW Hunger Banquet Demonstrates Food Inequality

November 18, 2014 — Food inequality among socioeconomic levels is exemplified during the University of Wyoming Hunger Banquet Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6-8 p.m. in Washakie Dining Hall Shoshone Room.

UW Poll: Wyoming Residents Have Mixed Views on Health Care Changes

November 18, 2014 — The people of Wyoming continue to disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” according to a recent University of Wyoming poll.

head portrait of man Agriculture Entrepreneurship Specialist Receives UW Extension’s Highest Honor

November 17, 2014 — An educator involved in University of Wyoming Extension programs across Wyoming has received the organization’s highest honor.

University Vehicle Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 17, 2014 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2015 need to make a new request by Dec. 1, 2014.

UW Arts and Sciences Panel on Stewardship and Fundraising

November 17, 2014 — University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences department heads will lead a panel on stewardship and fundraising Monday, Dec. 1, from noon-1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room. The event is free and open to the public.

head portrait of man UW Professor Jay Puckett Named ASCE Fellow

November 17, 2014 — Jay Puckett, longtime educator, researcher and administrator in the University of Wyoming Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

November 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its meeting Friday, Nov. 14.

UW’s Barbier: Natural Capital Depreciation Necessary in Measuring Economic Wealth

November 17, 2014 — Economic indicators that omit the depletion and degradation of natural resources and ecosystems are misleading, according to a commentary by University of Wyoming economist Edward Barbier that appeared in the Nov. 6 edition of the international journal Nature.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 23-Nov. 29

November 17, 2014 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of woman ALS Care Services Coordinator to Speak at UW

November 14, 2014 — Suzanne Schrag, Care Services with the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) Association Rocky Mountain chapter, will be the final speaker in a seminar series focusing on ALS.

two story apartment building Campus Construction Update for Week of Nov. 16-22

November 14, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

group of musicians Final Fall UW Cultural Programs Concert Features Quartet Nov. 21

November 14, 2014 — Turtle Island Quartet performs Friday, Nov. 21, for the final University of Wyoming Cultural Programs concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Science Task Force to Meet Nov. 16-17

November 14, 2014 — The task force charged with guiding efforts to upgrade science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming will meet Sunday and Monday, Nov. 16-17.

man playing basketball and dribbling ball University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 17-Nov. 23

November 14, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Board of Trustees Launches Education, Endowed Chairs Initiatives

November 14, 2014 — Aiming to help the University of Wyoming become a pre-eminent institution in preparing professional educators, the UW Board of Trustees has launched an initiative to lift UW’s College of Education to national prominence.

UW Celebrates Geography Awareness Week

November 14, 2014 — Activities ranging from a geography bowl to GIS workshops and discussions about pollination and brewing are scheduled during Geography Awareness Week Nov. 17-21 at the University of Wyoming.

two women and a man standing together UW Outreach Student from Cody Receives Continuing Education Award

November 14, 2014 — Donna Lester has had to make some tough choices the past two years.

UW Students Plan Memorial Service for Joe McGowan

November 14, 2014 — A memorial service for Joe McGowan is planned Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. at the University of Wyoming. The service is open to both the campus and Laramie communities, according to organizers and will be held at Simpson Plaza in front of the Wyoming Union.

UW Trustees Adopt Tuition Policy, Increase for 2015-16

November 14, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted today (Friday) to raise student tuition by 5 percent in the 2015-16 academic year, with 80 percent of the revenues generated by the increase going to faculty and staff compensation.

man standing in front of computer server UW’s Industrial Affiliates Program Garners Microsoft as Partner

November 14, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s Department of Computer Science recently garnered a big name -- Microsoft -- to become a partner of its Industrial Affiliates Program.

Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 14, 2014 — The University of Wyoming is playing host to the Wyoming State High School Football Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15. Following are results from the title games:

head portrait of woman UW Art Museum Collections Curator to Present Art Talk Nov. 17

November 13, 2014 — Nicole Crawford, University of Wyoming Art Museum collections curator, will present an art talk in conjunction with the exhibition “Ralston Crawford: The Artist’s Eye” Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in Room 111 of the Visual Arts Building. The event is free and open to the public.

truck, trailer and oil tanks in desert area UW Participates in Osage Oil Field Single-Well Chemical Tracer Test

November 13, 2014 — The first-ever collaborative field demonstration project conducted by Osage Partners LLC, TIORCO, Chemical Tracers Inc., and the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) was completed in the Bradley Unit of the Osage oil field during October.

woman standing in front of mural UW Professor to Discuss Global Women’s Rights

November 13, 2014 — A University of Wyoming professor will share her insights from a sojourn to learn more about women’s rights during a free presentation Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5:10 p.m. in Room 310 of the UW Classroom Building.

woman pushing young man in wheelchair Documentary Film iThemba to be Shown at UW

November 12, 2014 — A feature-length documentary film about a group of Zimbabwean musicians with physical disabilities will be shown free Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Business auditorium.

modern sculpture Final Week to View Three Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

November 12, 2014 — This is the final week to view three exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

two men and two women grouped together New Frontiers Concert Features Pastiche at UW Nov. 15

November 12, 2014 — Jazz quartet Pastiche performs at the University of Wyoming Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The event is free and open to the public.

graduating students seen from above as a group of caps UW Course Raises Interest, Confidence in Science, Study Shows

November 12, 2014 — Nonscience majors at the University of Wyoming gain a lasting understanding of and appreciation for science by taking a freshman-level course emphasizing real-world applications, a new study shows.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Nov. 16-22: Climate Change Prediction and Biblical Prophecy

November 12, 2014 — The world’s two largest energy-producing countries and greenhouse gas emitters signed a deal this week to reduce carbon emissions. President Barack Obama agreed to cut U.S. carbon emissions about a quarter by 2025 and China’s President Xi Jinping agreed to increase to 20 percent the share of his country’s production of power without the use of fossil fuels by 2030.

man in field making notes on clipboard and looking at plants John P. Ellbogen Foundation Fund Fuels UW Extension Special Projects

November 11, 2014 — Representatives of the John P. Ellbogen Foundation hope an endowment for use by University of Wyoming Extension educators will energize and extend the foundation and UW’s vision across the state.

Rocky Mountain Festival of Voices Nov. 14-15 at UW

November 11, 2014 — Approximately 75 Wyoming high school singers will receive a valuable collegiate vocal experience during the Rocky Mountain Festival of Voices, hosted by the University of Wyoming Department of Music Nov. 14-15.

Three UW Choirs Perform Fall Concert

November 11, 2014 — Three of the University of Wyoming choirs will present a fall concert Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The event is free and open to the public.

man at desk with head propped on hand UW College of Education Receptions Set for Casper, Buffalo, Sheridan

November 11, 2014 — University of Wyoming alumni, friends, educators and others in Natrona, Johnson and Sheridan counties have opportunities to meet with UW College of Education Interim Dean Michael Day and mark the college’s 100th anniversary next week.

A Message from the President: Let’s Strive for Safety

November 10, 2014 — University communities need to be safe and provide an environment that is conducive to learning and the pursuit of goals and dreams. As president, I am deeply committed to ensure that we have the safest environment possible at the University of Wyoming.

Health Care Policy Issues Topic of Retirees Meeting Nov. 17

November 10, 2014 — “Heath Care: National and State Policy Issues” will be discussed during the November meeting of the University of Wyoming/State Retirees of Albany County Monday, Nov. 17.

Nomination Deadline for Information Technology’s Excellence Recognition

November 10, 2014 — The deadline is Friday, Nov. 14, to nominate someone for University of Wyoming Information Technology’s semiannual program to recognize individual excellence in the division.

UW Alert System Test Successful

November 10, 2014 — More than 14,300 University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff members received a text message on their cell phones within minutes after it was sent Thursday in a systemwide test of the university's text notification system, UW Alert.

four students displaying recycled cans UW Class Aluminum Recycling Project Benefits Laramie and Helps Kenya

November 10, 2014 — University of Wyoming students are collecting aluminum cans to raise funds for an orphanage in Kenya.

UW Employee Benefits Fair Wednesday

November 10, 2014 — All University of Wyoming benefited employees are authorized to use a maximum of one hour of release time to participate in the Benefit Fair Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

woman holding violin UW Faculty Recital Series Final Fall Concert is Sunday

November 10, 2014 — “Masterworks of the Late 19th Century” is the theme of the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series final fall concert Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. in Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

three women around a table. UW Health Sciences Program to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Lab Hours

November 10, 2014 — The Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) Program will celebrate a grand opening of its new open lab hours Thursday, Nov. 13, from 1-4:30 p.m. in Room 151 of the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences Building.

UW Trustees Set Agenda for Nov. 12-14 Meeting

November 10, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a proposed four-year tuition policy, along with a tuition recommendation for the 2015-16 academic year, during their regular November meeting Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 12-14.

head portrait of man UW’s Edgar Named ASCE Fellow

November 10, 2014 — University of Wyoming Civil Engineering Associate Professor Thomas V. “Thom” Edgar has been elected as a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

sidewalk between buildings blocked by orange barrels and signs Campus Construction Update for Nov. 9-15

November 7, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 9-15 at the University of Wyoming.

Clinical Psychologist to Discuss Degenerative Diseases

November 7, 2014 — A Laramie psychologist will speak in a seminar series focusing on ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) Thursday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Berry Center auditorium.

head portrait of man Ebola Preparedness Focus of UW Television Program Nov. 16

November 7, 2014 — Experts will examine Ebola preparedness in Wyoming on the University of Wyoming news and information program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

Names of Holocaust Victims to be Read at UW

November 7, 2014 — Reading of victims’ names from the Holocaust is among events scheduled for Holocaust Remembrance Week Nov. 10-14 at the University of Wyoming.

painting of tug boat Pop Up Paint Party at UW Art Museum Monday

November 7, 2014 — The first Pop Up Paint Party is scheduled Monday, Nov. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the University Wyoming Art Museum.

overhead shot of a group of men dressed alike University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 10-16

November 7, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

woman calming crying child on exam table UW Department Provides Telehealth Clinic Support for Rural Health Care in Wyoming

November 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming is reaching out to make health care more accessible to the state’s many rural residents.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 16-22

November 7, 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.

group of men standing outside on sidewalk with musical markings on it A Cappella Group Basix Performs at UW Nov. 13

November 6, 2014 — Recognized as one of the world’s best a cappella groups, Basix performs at the University of Wyoming Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium as part of the fall Cultural Programs series.

book cover featuring the Teton mountains New Wyoming Student Atlas Delivered to Wyoming Schools

November 6, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has created and printed 5,000 copies of a new “Wyoming Student Atlas” that is being distributed to all Wyoming school districts.

painting of a woman with head on hand done in browns UW Art Museum and Hillel Student Group Host Holocaust Remembrance Event

November 6, 2014 — An art exhibition, faculty response panel and reception are among events Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 5:30 p.m. that are part of a Holocaust remembrance activity at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. It is free and open to the public.

Washakie County Celebrates UW Outreach, UW Extension Learning Center

November 6, 2014 — A longtime goal to create a University of Wyoming Extension learning center in Worland is a reality.

Bingo Night Offered at UW Nov. 7

November 5, 2014 — Prizes, including a specialized mountain bike and television set, will be awarded during Friday Night Fever’s bingo night Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

head portrait of man Chess Legend Garry Kasparov to Speak at UW

November 5, 2014 — Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, recognized as a pro-democracy leader and global human rights activist, will speak Friday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Business Scarlett Auditorium.

group of young women showing lambs in an arena Little I Livestock Show Combines UW Block and Bridle Club, Undergrad Coursework

November 5, 2014 — Novice and experienced livestock showmen will compete Saturday, Nov. 15, during the annual Little International Show at the Cliff and Martha Hansen Livestock Teaching Arena southwest of Laramie.

UW Brings Record of Success to Sheridan Business Incubator

November 5, 2014 — Sheridan County and the University of Wyoming have signed an agreement for UW’s Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) to operate Sheridan’s business incubator.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Nov. 14

November 5, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in the BP Collaboration Center in the Energy Innovation Center on the UW campus.

collection of structures on the prairie UW Part of Biogas Power Plant Cable-Cutting Ceremony Scheduled Nov. 6

November 5, 2014 — The University of Wyoming and Microsoft will celebrate their collaboration in developing a zero-emission green data center that is fueled by methane biogas and allows the university to run high-performance computing and modeling applications from the Laramie campus.

UWPD Makes Arrest in Halloween Altercation

November 5, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Police Department has arrested an 18-year-old Cheyenne resident in connection with an off-campus Halloween night altercation that seriously injured a UW student.

Visiting Artists Discuss Painting and Installation Thursday at UW

November 5, 2014 — Denver artists Hollis+Lana will discuss painting/installation as part of the University of Wyoming visiting artist series Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building Room 111.

man kneeling in the middle of the prairie Reclamation Award Winner to Speak in UW Classes

November 4, 2014 — An environmental engineer for a Wyoming coal company who won the federal government’s most prestigious mining reclamation award will speak to University of Wyoming students this week.

musicians with low brass instruments Special Wind Symphony Concert Thursday at UW

November 4, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will present a special concert Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for Performing Arts concert hall.

man using scientific equipment in a lab UW Ph.D. Student Aims to Advance Solar Energy Technology

November 4, 2014 — University of Wyoming graduate student Brandon Durant has spent much of the last four years in laboratories on the fourth floor of UW’s Physical Sciences Building, laboring largely by himself in search of ways to produce less-expensive, more efficient solar energy cells.

frong of large sandstone and glass building with rocks in front Gateway Center Open House for Employees, Students Today

November 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming employees and students are invited to take an up-close look at UW’s new “front door” this afternoon from 3-5 p.m.

photo of a huge dining room with tables set Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center Now Accepting Reservations for January

November 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming Catering and Events is now accepting reservations for January 2015 at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

battery charging station New Charging Stations at UW Libraries

November 3, 2014 — Regardless of the device, University of Wyoming students now have better access to charge and maintain access to their mobile devices.

cover of book with motel sign UW Author Receives High Plains Book Award

November 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming Department of English Lecturer Nina McConigley’s book, “Cowboys and East Indians,” received the Best Short Stories Award in the Billings Public Library’s recent High Plains Book Award competition.

man climbing rock face UW Geologist to Discuss ‘Volcanoes on the Verge’

November 3, 2014 — Department of Geology Professor Kenneth Sims will discuss some of history’s most spectacular volcanic eruptions and efforts to predict eruptions during the University of Wyoming’s Fall Faculty Senate Speaker Series Monday, Nov. 10, at 4:10 p.m. in the Berry Center auditorium, Room 138.

UWPD Continues Investigation into Halloween Altercation; Support Offered in Other, Fatal Assault

November 3, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Police Department continues to investigate an altercation at an off-campus residence that resulted in serious injury to a UW student early Saturday. That student’s condition has improved, although he remains in intensive care at a Colorado hospital.

UW President Grants Release Time to Vote Tuesday

November 3, 2014 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity will allow a maximum of one hour release time for employees to exercise their right to vote Tuesday, Nov 4.

self portait of man Visiting Artist Exhibit Comes to UW

November 3, 2014 — Artist Patrick Earl Hammie will deliver a lecture at the University of Wyoming Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, Room 111. The event is free and open to the public.

man sitting at a desk William Evans is UW Staff Employee of the Quarter

November 3, 2014 — William Evans’ extraordinary efforts to ensure the success of the first Cowboy Kickoff concert exemplify the characteristics that have earned him the University of Wyoming’s Staff Employee of the Third Quarter award.

‘Remember, Remember the 5th of November’ Activities Scheduled at UW

November 3, 2014 — To celebrate Guy Fawkes Day Wednesday, Nov. 5, the movie, “V is for Vendetta,” will be shown at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Student Dies, Another Critically Injured in Separate Fights Friday Night

November 1, 2014 — University of Wyoming and Laramie Police report that a 21-year-old UW student died Saturday from injuries sustained in a fight that took place at an off-campus residence. In an unrelated incident, another UW student was critically injured and is being treated at a Front Range hospital.

statue of a cowboy riding a bucking bronco Campus Construction Update for Nov. 2-8

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

Governor’s Brucellosis Coordination Team to Meet in Worland

October 31, 2014 — A revised brucellosis-affected herd plan, review of a modeling project for cattle exports and a National Academy of Sciences brucellosis study are among discussion topics at the Governor’s Brucellosis Coordination Team meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Worland.

man in costume kissing hand of woman in costume University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 3-Nov. 9

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

man talking to man and woman in anthropology museum UW College of Arts and Sciences Collaborates with Shanghai University

October 31, 2014 — To promote international study and research opportunities for students and faculty members, the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences this week entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with representatives of Shanghai University (SU), a leading university in the People’s Republic of China.

man holding a violin UW Faculty Recital Series Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Berlin Wall’s Fall

October 31, 2014 — A concert to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is scheduled Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall at the University of Wyoming. The concert is free and open to the public.

UW’s Saturday U Program Comes to Gillette Nov. 6

October 31, 2014 — The final fall session of Saturday U -- the University of Wyoming's one-day college education program -- is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 6, in Gillette.

head portrait of woman Women’s Leadership Conference Nov. 7-8 at UW

October 31, 2014 — A conference that encourages young leaders to find their voices is scheduled Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 9-Nov. 15

October 31, 2014 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

artwork with feet ‘Exhibit, A Westward Flow’ on Display at UW

October 31, 2014 — “Exhibit, A Westward Flow” by artist Jon Young is on display through Thursday, Nov. 6, in Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

view of valley, creek and mountains Book Release Celebration Wednesday

October 30, 2014 — The release of the second edition of "Mountains and Plains: The Ecology of Wyoming Landscapes" will be celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 5-8 p.m. at the University of Wyoming’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center at 10th and Lewis streets.

group of people bunched together performing on a bare stage Grant Will Take Shakespeare Plays to Wyoming Communities

October 30, 2014 — Audiences in 12 Wyoming communities will enjoy a “Shakespeare explosion” next March when University of Wyoming students -- directed by and performing in the style of the acclaimed Actors from the London Stage -- perform some of the bard’s outstanding plays during a statewide tour.

woman and girl in Indian style clothing on a model's runway Indian Fabric Fashion Show Will Raise Money for Underprivileged Girls

October 30, 2014 — Quilts, garments, purses and other decorative items made of Indian fabric will be available at a silent auction and fashion show Sunday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. Admission is free.

head portrait of man Neurologist to Discuss Experiences with ALS patients

October 30, 2014 — A Wyoming neurologist will discuss his experiences with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) patients during a seminar Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Berry Center auditorium.

Northern Rockies Skies for November: Cassiopeia, the Queen

October 30, 2014 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming, and Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory.

man holding large test tube in lab U.S. Energy Secretary Appoints UW Professor to National Coal Council

October 30, 2014 — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has appointed a University of Wyoming professor to serve as a member of the National Coal Council, a federal advisory group that provides recommendations and guidance on policy issues pertaining to coal.

Roll Call Event at UW on Veterans Day to Honor Fallen Soldiers

October 29, 2014 — Volunteers are needed to read the names of military veterans who have died serving their country during a Veterans Day event Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Faculty Recital Series Continues with Piano-Cello Duo

October 29, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Faculty Recital Series continues with a duo performance Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

five men in yellow shirts standing in front of a display board UW PetroBowl Team Eliminated in Third Round at International Tournament

October 29, 2014 — The five-member University of Wyoming PetroBowl team lost in the third round of the international competition Monday, falling to the eventual champions from the University of Tulsa.

man holding sign UW Pokes Vote Sets Election Day Activities

October 29, 2014 — Services including same day voter registration and transportation to the polls will be offered at the University of Wyoming during Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Nov. 2-8: Gay Marriage, the Evangelical Response and Freedom of Religion

October 29, 2014 — This month Wyoming became one of the 32 states that now permit gay marriage. Since the decision, Wyoming’s mood has been upbeat. Newspapers have featured smiling pictures of couples about to tie the knot, while family, friends and neighbors have been happily congratulating them. These scenes are being repeated across the many states where gay marriage has recently been accepted.

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