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Three men in hardhats working with boulders and stone Campus Construction Update for Aug 2-8

July 31, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

woman standing on a rock with rugged rocky mountain tops in the background Environmental Governance and Management Topic of AMK Ranch Talk Aug. 6

July 31, 2015 — Leaders and laggards in environmental governance and management are the topics of discussion during the weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, Aug. 6, 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.

young woman in lab coat and safety glasses using small scientific apparatus Ten Sleep Student Plans Health Care Career

July 31, 2015 — Naomi Zizzo, of Ten Sleep, came to a University of Wyoming health care career camp with thoughts of becoming an ophthalmologist, and she left camp knowing there are many other medical career opportunities to explore.

four men sitting in junked remains of antique car body, one playing a guitar University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 3-9

July 31, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

group of people standing on steps of a large building UW to Receive Research Funding in Science Collaboration with National Water Center

July 31, 2015 — The University of Wyoming will receive research and development funding from the National Water Center in exchange for the center harnessing a UW researcher’s water management model -- technology deemed vital to improving national weather and flood forecasting.

the planet uranus with its moons Explore the Moon, Sun and Planet Uranus During August Planetarium Shows

July 30, 2015 — During August, visitors to the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium will have the opportunity to explore the sun and the moon; discover more about the planet Uranus; learn the history of astronomy; and even make ice cream from liquid nitrogen.

young woman touching neck of practice dummy Health Care is a Viable Career Option for Rock Springs Students

July 30, 2015 — Influenced by their experiences at a recent camp at the University of Wyoming, seven high school students from Rock Springs are seriously considering careers in the health care field.

National GEAR UP Youth of the Year Gillette Student is National GEAR UP Youth of the Year

July 29, 2015 — A Gillette student participating in a University of Wyoming college preparatory program has been selected as the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) GEAR UP Youth of the Year.

Leadership Wyoming Class to Hold Orientation Session at UW

July 29, 2015 — Forty-seven residents representing 18 Wyoming communities are members of the 16th Leadership Wyoming class.

Harriman Exit Local Indie Rock Band to Perform Concert at UW Aug. 5

July 29, 2015 — Harriman Exit, a local indie rock band, will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

Ahec - Lovell student Lovell Student Explores Health Care Options

July 29, 2015 — Lovell student Moriagh Reynosa has a clear view of what it takes to have a career in the health care field after attending the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

female student using light to check eyes of mannequin Douglas Student Explores Health Care Career Options

July 28, 2015 — Douglas student Bailey Kane’s ambition for a career in health care was reinforced when she attended the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

painting of snowy mountains Final Week to View Two Wyoming Exhibitions at the UW Art Museum

July 28, 2015 — The final day to see two University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibitions highlighting art about Wyoming and by Wyoming artists is Saturday, Aug. 1.

Popular UW Saturday U Program Aug. 8 in Sheridan

July 28, 2015 — A summer session of Saturday U, the University of Wyoming’s popular free one-day college education program, comes to Sheridan Saturday, Aug. 8.

head portrait of woman Lori Phillips Named Interim Dean of UW Libraries

July 27, 2015 — Lori Phillips has been named interim dean of University of Wyoming Libraries through June 30, 2016.

McNair Scholars Present Summer Research Projects at UW July 29

July 27, 2015 — Students will present their summer research projects during the University of Wyoming’s 23rd annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium Wednesday, July 29, in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

woman stainding at file cabinet Michele Peck is UW Staff Employee of the Quarter

July 27, 2015 — Michele Peck’s remarkable efficiency, reliability and attention to detail, and the phenomenal quality and integrity of her performance, have earned her the University of Wyoming’s Staff Employee of the Second Quarter award.

head portrait of woman UW Extension Educator Receives National Achievement Honor

July 27, 2015 — A University of Wyoming Extension educator serving the Big Horn Basin and Wind River Reservation has received the Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

man standing on plains with wind turbine in the background UW Study Demonstrates Benefits of Pairing Wyoming and California Wind

July 27, 2015 — A new University of Wyoming study further demonstrates that combining the strengths of Wyoming wind with California wind and solar will reduce the intermittency of renewable energy and smooth the power supply -- leading to benefits for utilities and energy consumers alike.

UW Trustees Approve Contract with Search Consultant

July 27, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has selected a consulting firm to assist with the search for a new UW president, setting the stage for a focused and aggressive effort to recruit a new leader for the university.

man taking light fixure out through window Campus Construction Update for July 26-Aug. 1

July 24, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 26-Aug. 1 at the University of Wyoming:

woman with hyena How Carnivore Species Solve Problems Topic of AMK Ranch Talk July 30

July 24, 2015 — Do different carnivore species have the ability to solve problems? That’s the topic of discussion during the weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, July 30, 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.

three men looking at each other University of Wyoming Calendar for July 27-Aug. 2

July 24, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled July 27-Aug. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

man looking at paper he is writing on UW Launches Independent Program in Creative Writing

July 24, 2015 — An independent Creative Writing Program will be launched this fall within the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences.

UW Trustees Plan Monday Teleconference Meeting

July 24, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has scheduled a special meeting Monday, July 27, at 4 p.m. via teleconference.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 9-15

July 24, 2015 — 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.

rock band on stage with mutlitcolored lights shining upwards Electronic Funk Band to Perform Concert at UW July 29

July 22, 2015 — Skydyed, an electronic funk band, will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 29, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Online Nursing Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best

July 22, 2015 — The University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing program was rated 23rd among the top 50 affordable online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs nationwide, according to Value Colleges rankings.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: A Tale of Two Tours

July 22, 2015 — Important religious buildings, such as synagogues, mosques, temples or cathedrals, derive their significance from their members’ activities in the building. Believers may gather there for worship; they may make personal pilgrimages to it; they may believe that their god dwells there. In other words, the building’s fame and attraction comes from its role as a place of religious activity for its religion’s adherents.

older man and woman at table in dining room being served cookies by woman Federal Grant Will Strengthen Geriatric Care in Wyoming

July 21, 2015 — A $2.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to the University of Wyoming will strengthen geriatric care and training throughout Wyoming.

UW Moves Toward Finance System Overhaul

July 21, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has taken the initial step toward a major update of the university’s financial accounting and reporting systems.

head portrait of man Mathematics Group Honors UW’s Niu

July 20, 2015 — The Canadian Operator Theory Symposium (COSy) recently presented its Israel Halperin Award to Zhuang Niu, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Mathematics.

man sitting on hill with mountains in background U.S. and French Predator Compensation Policies Study Top Research Story

July 20, 2015 — A story about predator compensation policies in the United States and France was voted the top article in “Reflections,” the research magazine of the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

men climbing on roof Campus Construction Update for July 19-25

July 17, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

man on skis standing in the snow by a stream Magma Discovery in Yellowstone Topic of AMK Ranch Talk July 23

July 17, 2015 — Yellowstone National Park’s volcanic and tectonic history is the topic of discussion during the weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, July 23, 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.

dancers practicing with arms exended University of Wyoming Calendar for July 20-26

July 17, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled July 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

two men setting up a metal triangle shaped apparatus in a field UW’s WyCEHG Receives Major Research Instrumentation Award

July 17, 2015 — The University of Wyoming will soon receive a new piece of equipment that will more accurately measure aquifer levels in the ground.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 2-8

July 17, 2015 — 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.

polar bear on snow with water in the background Polar Bears Experience Limited Energy Savings in Summer, New Study Finds

July 16, 2015 — Polar bears are unlikely to physiologically compensate for extended food deprivation associated with the ongoing loss of sea ice, according to one-of-its-kind research conducted by University of Wyoming scientists and others, and published today in the journal Science.

UW Summer Programs Offers Trip to Water World

July 16, 2015 — Tickets will go on sale to University of Wyoming students beginning Monday, July 20, for a UW Summer Programs-sponsored trip to Water World in Denver Monday, Aug. 3. Public ticket sales will begin Tuesday, July 21.

woman on stage playing guitar and singing Indie Rock, Folk Musicians to Perform at UW July 22

July 15, 2015 — Two indie rock/folk musicians will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 22, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

man standing with wind farm in background Latest Four Supercomputer Projects Have Direct Application to Wyoming Issues

July 15, 2015 — Four projects that have applications to Wyoming issues -- including wind farm efficiency, aerosol impacts from wildfires, and water storage -- recently were chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

UW Trustees Approve Presidential Search Committees

July 15, 2015 — Two committees composed of University of Wyoming trustees, students, faculty and staff members, and UW Foundation representatives, in addition to members of the public, have been appointed to narrow the expected list of candidates in the search for a new UW president.

man on ladder putting up an antenna-like device Wyoming Water and Climate Data Accessible Online

July 15, 2015 — A new Wyoming Web atlas provides tools to explore and deliver climate, weather, snowpack, stream flow and state water development information.

three women working around a table Buffalo Teacher Hones STEM Skills at UW

July 14, 2015 — A teacher at Cloud Peak Elementary School in Buffalo is among nearly two dozen teachers who will return to their classrooms this fall with new skills and ideas to stimulate young people’s interest in science, after spending two weeks this summer working with astronomy and education experts at the University of Wyoming.

three women and two men working with some papers at a table Evanston Teacher Hones STEM Skills at UW

July 14, 2015 — An Evanston Middle School teacher is among nearly two dozen educators who will return to their classrooms this fall with new skills and ideas to stimulate young people’s interest in science, after spending two weeks this summer working with astronomy and education experts at the University of Wyoming.

a man and two women working with papers at a table Lander Teacher Hones STEM Skills at UW

July 14, 2015 — A Lander Valley High School math teacher is among nearly two dozen teachers who will return to their classrooms this fall with new skills and ideas to stimulate young people’s interest in science, after spending two weeks this summer working with astronomy and education experts at the University of Wyoming.

woman and man working beneath a telescope at observatory Laramie Teachers Hone STEM Skills at UW

July 14, 2015 — Four teachers from Laramie are among nearly two dozen educators who will return to their classrooms this fall with new skills and ideas to stimulate young people’s interest in science, after spending two weeks this summer working with astronomy and education experts at the University of Wyoming.

two women and a man talking at a table Platte County Teachers Hone STEM Skills at UW

July 14, 2015 — Two teachers from Platte County are among nearly two dozen educators who will return to their classrooms this fall with new skills and ideas to stimulate young people’s interest in science, after spending two weeks this summer working with astronomy and education experts at the University of Wyoming.

three women and two men working with some papers at a table Saratoga Teacher Hones STEM Skills at UW

July 14, 2015 — A Saratoga Elementary School teacher is among nearly two dozen educators who will return to their classrooms this fall with new skills and ideas to stimulate young people’s interest in science, after spending two weeks this summer working with astronomy and education experts at the University of Wyoming.

a man and two women at a table, looking at a laptop computer Sundance, Hulett Teachers Hone STEM Skills at UW

July 14, 2015 — Four teachers from Crook County are among nearly two dozen educators who will return to their classrooms this fall with new skills and ideas to stimulate young people’s interest in science, after spending two weeks this summer working with astronomy and education experts at the University of Wyoming.

UWPD Identifies Suspects in Vandalism

July 14, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Police Department has identified both suspects in the vandalism of UW athletics facilities early Monday.

male and female ballet dancers against a dark background, holding hands while dancing UW Snowy Range Dance Festival Sets 20th Anniversary Performances

July 14, 2015 — The University of Wyoming’s Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with public performances July 21 and 25.

UW Summer Programs Hosts Frisbee Golf July 17

July 14, 2015 — University of Wyoming students and the public are invited to play a free round of Frisbee golf on Prexy’s Pasture Friday, July 17, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

two women and two men examining a telescope in an observatory Wyoming Teachers Gain STEM Skills at UW

July 14, 2015 — After spending two weeks this summer working with astronomy and education experts at the University of Wyoming, nearly two dozen teachers from kindergarten to high school will return to their classrooms this fall with new skills and ideas to stimulate young people’s interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Agencies to Receive Active Shooter Response Training at UW

July 13, 2015 — More than 100 regional law enforcement officers will participate in active shooter response exercises July 21-23 at the University of Wyoming War Memorial Fieldhouse.

people playing in sandbox with projected colors for height variations in sand Interactive Sandbox a Big Hit with UW Geological Museum Visitors

July 13, 2015 — Who wants to play in a sandbox while standing in the shadows of some of the world’s best-preserved dinosaur collections? Nearly everyone who enters the University of Wyoming Geological Museum, that’s who.

woman gesturing while singing Nicole Lamartine is NMSU Distinguished Alumna

July 13, 2015 — New Mexico State University has named Nicole Lamartine as a College of Arts and Sciences distinguished alumna.

Steam Shutdown Begins July 17 at UW

July 13, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Physical Plant reports that the annual campus steam shutdown will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, July 17, and will continue through the morning of Monday, Aug. 17.

two men walking down a hallway UWPD Seeks Help to Identify Suspects

July 13, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men suspected of felony property destruction of UW athletics facilities early this morning.

head portrait of man UW School of Energy Resources Appoints New EORI Director

July 13, 2015 — Steve Carpenter, an internationally recognized expert on carbon and risk management, and an unconventional resources consultant, has been appointed as director of the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) at the University of Wyoming.

a radiator beside a wall Campus Construction Update for July 12-18

July 10, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

male dancer holding female dancer up in the air with two more dancers in the background Students Receive Scholarships for UW Dance Festival

July 10, 2015 — Student dancers from Wyoming and six other states have been awarded scholarships to attend the annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival July 15-25 at the University of Wyoming.

group of people standing by an interior wall University of Wyoming Calendar for July 13-19

July 10, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled July 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Trustees Set Agenda for Retreat July 14-17

July 10, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat Tuesday through Friday, July 14-17, at the Little America Hotel convention center in Cheyenne.

two men in winter coats and hats looking at sedated polar bear on blue tarp UW’s Hank Harlow AMK Ranch Speaker July 16

July 10, 2015 — University of Wyoming professor emeritus Hank Harlow is the speaker for the weekly summer series seminars named after him: the Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, July 16, 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.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 26-August 1

July 10, 2015 — 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 Spring Semester Graduates: Nonresident

July 9, 2015 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2015 spring semester.

five older men posing for camera UW Summer Programs Offers Trip to Aerosmith Concert at Cheyenne Frontier Days

July 9, 2015 — University of Wyoming students and the public have the opportunity to attend iconic rock band Aerosmith’s concert Wednesday, July 22, at Cheyenne Frontier Days as part of a UW Summer Programs-sponsored trip.

man kneeling by sheep with other men in background Wyoming a World Leader in Wool Education for More than a Century

July 9, 2015 — Wyoming’s immense economic and academic contributions to the wool industry can be traced to John A. Hill, who helped establish a wool department, laboratory and library at the University of Wyoming that lasted for more than 100 years, ultimately improving fleeces throughout the world.

man sitting outside in a doorway holding a guitar Seattle’s Ian McFeron Band to Perform at UW July 15

July 8, 2015 — An Americana act, the Ian McFeron Band, will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 15, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Resident

July 8, 2015 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2015 spring semester.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Religious Freedom, Gay Marriage and the Hobby Lobby Decision

July 8, 2015 — The U.S. Supreme Court on June 27 declared gay marriage legal in all 50 states. Most Americans agree with this decision. However, a significant minority of Americans believe their religion teaches that homosexuality is morally wrong. They fear the legalization of gay marriage will lead to discrimination against them, requiring some of them to participate in gay activities against their conscience.

Douglas Workshop Tackles Reclamation Plans on Private and Public Lands

July 7, 2015 — A workshop explaining the soil, water and vegetation components and the monitoring requirements of a reclamation plan will be offered Wednesday, July 22, at the Douglas campus of Eastern Wyoming College, 203 N. Sixth St.

moose standing in woods Summer Moose Day Set July 18

July 7, 2015 — Interested citizens can help gather data about moose near Laramie as part of the first Summer Moose Day Saturday, July 18.

head portrait of woman National Association Recognizes Work by UW Faculty Member

July 6, 2015 — The American Society for Reproductive Medicine recently recognized research conducted by Rebecca Carron, an assistant professor in the University of Wyoming School of Nursing.

woman standing in front of tee-pee shaped building New Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement Joins UW Art Museum

July 6, 2015 — Encampment native Katie Christensen is the new University of Wyoming Art Museum curator of education and statewide engagement.

UW Staff Senate Seeks Volunteers for Highway Cleanup July 23

July 6, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Staff Senate invites volunteers for its annual highway cleanup day Thursday, July 23.

people carrying a University of Wyoming banner in a parade Volunteers to March in Saturday’s Jubilee Days Parade

July 6, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Pride Committee is looking for volunteers to don their brown and gold and walk with UW’s parade contingent and the president’s vehicle during the Laramie Jubilee Days Parade, Saturday, July 11.

Improved Services Coming to Tri-County Medical Center

July 2, 2015 — Improved health care services will be in place at the Tri-County Medical Center in Pine Bluffs beginning in mid-July.

Stella Luce Simpson Plaza concert University of Wyoming Calendar for July 6-12

July 2, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled July 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Hosts Field Days in Sheridan, Powell

July 2, 2015 — People can “ask a scientist” during field days at University of Wyoming Research and Extension (R&E) centers in Sheridan and Powell this July.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 19-25

July 2, 2015 — 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.

AMK Ranch Talk - elk migration Yellowstone Elk Migration Project Topic of AMK Ranch Talk July 9

July 2, 2015 — The greater Yellowstone elk migration project, photographed by University of Wyoming graduate Joe Riis, is the topic of discussion during the weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, July 9, 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.

four band members standing together Rock Band to Perform for Summer Concert Series at UW

July 1, 2015 — Rock band Stella Luce will perform as part of the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 8, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

Fred Ogden UW Researcher Discovers Groundwater Modeling Breakthrough 84 Years in the Making

July 1, 2015 — A University of Wyoming professor has made a discovery that answers a nearly 100-year-old question about water movement, with implications for agriculture, hydrology, climate science and other fields.

William Missouri Downs UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Closes with Award-Winning Farce

July 1, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Snowy Range Summer Theatre concludes its 62nd season with “Mad Gravity,” a wacky new farce about living authentically and the meaning of life.


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