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Annual UW Police Auction Sept. 2

August 31, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Police Department's (UWPD) annual found property auction will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2, beginning at 4 p.m. at the UWPD parking lot, 1426 E. Flint St. Viewing for items sold will start at 3 p.m.

young men wearing UW tee-shirts in a crowd Celebrate College Colors Day at UW

August 31, 2015 — As part of the 11th annual College Colors Day celebration, the University of Wyoming is participating in the inaugural College Colors Challenge and encouraging fan support across social media for the Cowboys. The grand prize is a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

graphic image with four men at the bottom and the words Grant Farm at the top Grant Farm to Perform during Wednesday Barbecue at UW

August 31, 2015 — Colorado Front Range-based Grant Farm will perform during the Welcome Week barbecue for University of Wyoming students Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m. in Prexy’s Pasture.

head portrait of woman Scott Appointed as Acting UW International Programs Director

August 31, 2015 — An international art historian and University of Wyoming graduate and instructor has been appointed as acting director of UW’s International Programs Office.

Half Acre Gym with dawn light reflected on it UW Closed Labor Day

August 31, 2015 — Most University of Wyoming offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, for the Labor Day holiday. Regular hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) will resume Tuesday, Sept. 8.

three men with guitars and drum set on an outdoor stage Wyoming Union Gardens to Open Three Days Weekly

August 31, 2015 — Following discussions on whether it should remain open, the Wyoming Union Gardens will be open three days a week with emphasis on special events and programs beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2.

two buses paused at bus stop Campus Construction Update for Aug. 30-Sept. 5

August 28, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 30-Sept. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

picture of sky with constellations outlined Celestial Sky Exploration Kicks Off Fall Planetarium Schedule

August 28, 2015 — An exploration of the primary celestial objects in the sky will kick off the fall schedule at the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium.

two men in suits talking Collaboration Involves $24 Million to Support UW’s Cutting-Edge Research

August 28, 2015 — Scientific and technical instrument manufacturer FEI will provide state-of-the-art imaging equipment, software and support for cutting-edge digital rock research that will have far-reaching impacts for Wyoming’s oil and gas industry -- and its economy, the University of Wyoming announced today (Friday).

football players with football on football field University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 31-Sept. 6

August 28, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 31-Sept. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

drone with camera flying with clouds behind it UW-Casper Teaches With Drone

August 28, 2015 — The addition of a new drone will enhance the educational experiences of students at the University of Wyoming at Casper.

UW Engineering Task Force to Meet Via Teleconference

August 28, 2015 — The Wyoming Governor’s Energy, Engineering, STEM Integration Task Force will meet Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m. via teleconference.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 6-12

August 28, 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.

person using the climbing wall Sign-Up for UW Outdoor Programs Begins Monday

August 27, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program will offer nearly 40 different trips, clinics and programs this fall. Sign-up begins Monday, Aug. 31, at 9 a.m. in the new Outdoor Program office on the northeast corner of Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center.

young girl working at table UW Education Programs Receive Highest Possible Ratings

August 27, 2015 — Two University of Wyoming College of Education academic programs received the highest possible rating during a comprehensive set of reviews conducted in preparation for its 2016 reaccreditation process.

woman holding up guitar Guitar-Building Project Aids Wheatland Teacher

August 26, 2015 — Wheatland High School ninth grade physical science teacher Janet Jorgensen says her school district is focused on the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concept and how to better educate its students.

woman sitting at table with young boy who is reading Private Giving Continues to Advance UW

August 26, 2015 — Private giving to the University of Wyoming topped $46 million in fiscal year 2015, accomplished with the assistance of nearly 23,000 donors.

bicycles in racks UW Police Emphasize Bicycle Safety

August 26, 2015 — With hundreds of bicyclists on campus as fall semester classes begin, the University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) reminds riders to keep safety and courtesy in mind.

vintage photo of a man holding on to a sheep and showing if off Laramie Fiber Festival Celebrates Sheep Industry Contributions to Wyoming

August 25, 2015 — Fiber craft, craftspeople and sheep will be celebrated with workshops and demonstrations during the WyoFiber Live! Festival Friday through Sunday, Sept. 18-20, at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site (WTP), according to Debbie Gorski of the Wyoming Women’s Business Center (WWBC) at the University of Wyoming.

A man sitting at a table and holding up a framed set of illustrations of a duck UW Researcher Aims to Improve Recognition of Language Disabilities in Spanish-Speaking Children

August 25, 2015 — Due to a shortage of bilingual providers and a lack of psychometrically sound screening tools, there is a critical need for telehealth language screening measures to determine whether young Spanish-speaking children are developing language skills appropriately.

head portrait of woman Jennifer Chavez Selected as Wyoming Women of Influence Finalist

August 24, 2015 — Jennifer Chavez, director of Information Technology Application and Database Services at the University of Wyoming, was a finalist for the Wyoming Women of Influence designation sponsored by the Wyoming Business Report.

UW Fiscal System Evaluation Begins This Week

August 24, 2015 — An assessment of the University of Wyoming’s financial and reporting system will begin this week, with certain UW employees asked to complete a survey and participate in interviews.

Wyoming Union Parking Lot Reopens

August 24, 2015 — The Wyoming Union parking lot reopened today (Monday) for “A” permit and visitor parking, following a three-month rehabilitation project.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 23-29

August 21, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

two people in a room full of green plants University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 24-30

August 21, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 30-Sept. 5

August 21, 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.

First UW Presidential Search Committee to Seek Public Input

August 20, 2015 — The first of two committees charged with identifying candidates for the University of Wyoming presidency plans to seek input from the public and UW stakeholder groups regarding desired qualifications and characteristics of a new president.

High Tunnel, Weed Control Part of UW Research Center Field Day

August 20, 2015 — High tunnel vegetable production, and weed control and gardening in Laramie are research topics during the University of Wyoming Laramie Research and Extension Center field day Thursday, Aug. 27.

woman walking across the prairie with mountains in the background UW’s WyCEHG Researchers Travel the Country to Assess Critical Zone Observatories

August 20, 2015 — For the price of gas, food and lodging, University of Wyoming hydrology and geology researchers have traveled across the country the past two summers to examine Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs), projects that have created significant use of UW’s hydrology instrumentation and built important collaborations with scientists from major universities.

New Bus Route Serves UW, Laramie Community

August 19, 2015 — Beginning this fall, the Gem City Grand bus route will be renamed LaramieLink and will provide free access from the University of Wyoming campus to the Laramie community, with drop-off and pick-up at the Wyoming Union and Spanish Walk Apartment bus stops.

UW Nordic Ski Team ‘Trash 2 Treasure’ Fundraiser Aug. 29

August 19, 2015 — The University of Wyoming’s Nordic ski team’s annual “Trash 2 Treasure” fundraiser is Saturday, Aug. 29, at 8 am. on Fraternity/Sorority Row.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

August 19, 2015 — The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue, prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding of what kind of prayer is permitted in the public schools of the United States of America. So, let me take this column to review what is and what is not allowed with regard to prayer in public schools.

man standing in front of tree with arms crossed World Should Heed Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, UW Economist Says

August 19, 2015 — A decade after Hurricane Katrina hammered America’s Gulf Coast, measures are being taken there to protect against similar devastation from natural disasters -- as well as against long-term, gradual impacts resulting from climate change.

man lifting guitar out of paint barrell Cheyenne East Teacher Participates in STEM Guitar-Building Project

August 18, 2015 — The Cheyenne East High School biology teacher now says he has to learn to play his new guitar along with his students.

man in cowboy hat squatting beside plant, holding large zucchini UW, Wind River Reservation Project to Grow Health with Gardens

August 18, 2015 — With a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of Wyoming and Wind River Indian Reservation partners will evaluate the health impacts of food gardens with 100 Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho families who would like to try home gardening.

Annual UW Police Auction is Sept. 2

August 17, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Police Department's (UWPD) annual found property auction will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2, beginning at 4 p.m. at the UWPD parking lot, 1426 E. Flint St. Viewing for items sold will start at 3 p.m.

man looking at item in his hand Hispanic National Foundation Honors UW Educator

August 17, 2015 — Vladimir Alvarado, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science, has been invited to accept a national award for his work in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

UW Bulletin Highlights Agriculture Research Across Wyoming

August 17, 2015 — Traditional and alternative farm crops, cattle, sheep and swine are among research projects covered in the fifth annual Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) Field Days Bulletin.

womman holding out water bottle with water bottles on the table in front of her UW Fall Semester Classes Begin Aug. 31

August 17, 2015 — University of Wyoming fall semester classes will begin Monday, Aug. 31.

woman playing a flute Campus Construction Update for Aug. 16-22

August 14, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

Ranch Sale Will Benefit Agriculture Students

August 14, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Foundation and Colorado State University Research Foundation have completed the sale of the Y Cross Ranch, setting the stage for significant long-term funding of scholarships and internships for agriculture students.

picture of the planet Saturn University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 17-23

August 14, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

woman holding up guitar Wind River Middle School Teacher Part of STEM Guitar-Building Project

August 14, 2015 — Brandy Talbot figures if she can learn something completely new, so can her Wind River Middle School students.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 23-29

August 14, 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.

two men holding a fertilizer bag with a farm field in the background Guatemala Agriculture Topic of UW Program in Centennial

August 13, 2015 — “Modeling Sustainable Agriculture Practices in Guatemala” will be the topic of a University of Wyoming presentation Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Albany County Public Library Centennial branch.

International Coal Technologies Conference Oct. 6-7

August 13, 2015 — International energy experts will explore new opportunities for coal, through carbon engineering and carbon dioxide utilization and storage, at the fifth International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference Oct. 6-7 in Jackson.

sunset with river in foreground and moutains in background Researchers Detail Carbon Output from Rivers and Streams

August 13, 2015 — Work by a University of Wyoming professor and a recent UW Ph.D. graduate has provided a more complete picture of the role of rivers and streams in the global carbon cycle.

sage grouse in the foreground with an airport and airplanes in the background Sage Grouse Conservation in Jackson Hole Topic of Seminar at AMK Ranch Aug. 20

August 13, 2015 — Sage grouse habitat and conservation efforts in the Jackson Hole area are the topic of the final weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, Aug. 20, at the UW-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

man standing with arms folded in front of him Serial Entrepreneur Doug Henston to be e2e Wyoming’s Guest Speaker Sept. 9

August 13, 2015 — A serial entrepreneur who has launched start-ups in real estate, specialty finance and technology will be the guest speaker of e2e Wyoming’s meeting in Laramie next month.

people outside a log building attending a barbecue Alliance for Historic Wyoming to Host Tour of AMK Ranch

August 12, 2015 — The Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW) will host a tour of Grand Teton National Park’s historic AMK Ranch on the banks of Jackson Lake at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.

woman holding up guitar Guitar-Building Workshop Revolves Around STEM Teaching

August 12, 2015 — Kim Burkhart can’t wait to integrate guitar building into her biology classroom as a way to get her Laramie High School (LHS) students interested in science.

horse's legs moving in a blur UW Art Museum Exhibition Ends Saturday

August 12, 2015 — The last day to see the University of Wyoming Art Museum exhibition, “New Acquisitions: The Art Museum Collection,” is Saturday, Aug. 15.

UW Challenges Decision on Bison Run Village Taxation

August 12, 2015 — The University of Wyoming has petitioned for judicial review of a Wyoming State Board of Equalization determination that UW’s Bison Run Village apartments are a commercial operation subject to property taxes.

UW Trustees Approve Medical Education Budget Request

August 12, 2015 — A state budget request to continue operating the University of Wyoming’s medical education program was approved by the UW Board of Trustees today (Wednesday).

Diseases Prompt Caution from Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory Director

August 11, 2015 — Tularemia, plague, West Nile virus, rabies, vesicular stomatitis -- Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory (WSVL) experts are cautioning residents to monitor not only their pets and livestock, but also themselves this summer.

logo for gala made to look a stylized section of film strip with art deco lettering on it UW Art Museum Sets Annual Gala Fundraiser

August 11, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its 22nd annual Gala fundraiser, “Riviera Rendezvous: An Evening at Cannes,” Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Aug. 21

August 11, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet Friday, Aug. 21, at 8 a.m. in the BP Collaboration Center of the Energy Innovation Center at the University of Wyoming.

UW Trustees Plan Special Meeting Wednesday

August 11, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via conference call at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.

First Screening Committee to Meet Aug. 19 in UW Presidential Search

August 10, 2015 — The search for a new University of Wyoming president is progressing, as the committee involved in the initial stage of the search is scheduled to meet for the first time next week.

Household Item Giveaway for UW International Students Aug. 29

August 10, 2015 — The annual household item giveaway for international students attending the University of Wyoming is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 29, in the parking and circle drive area south of the Cheney International Center. People dropping off items are asked to enter between 11th and 12th streets off of Ivinson Street.

building with bicycles parked in front Hoyt Hall Occupants Relocate to Crane Hall

August 10, 2015 — Personnel in the University of Wyoming departments of English and Modern and Classical Languages, who previously occupied Hoyt Hall, have relocated to Crane Hall through the end of the spring 2016 semester.

woman sitting with book in her lap UW Archivist Leslie Waggener Co-Writes Book on Local History Reference Collections

August 10, 2015 — University of Wyoming American Heritage Center Archivist Leslie Waggener is the co-author of a new book that will be useful to a variety of library users.

UW Homecoming Parade Applications Available Now

August 10, 2015 — Applications to participate in the 2015 University of Wyoming Homecoming parade are now available. The parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, with the theme “Once a Cowboy, Always a Cowboy.”

three men and one woman standing with a clarinet and a wooden flute UW Vertical Dance Troupe and Quartet to Perform at Cheyenne Arts Festival Aug. 14

August 10, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Vertical Dance Troupe and Lights Along the Shore, a Laramie-based instrumental quartet, will perform as part of the opening activities for the Cheyenne Arts Festival Friday, Aug. 14.

group of people sitting on stump seats on wooden deck listening to man talk Campus Construction Update for Aug 9-15

August 7, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

young woman practicing injection in simulated skin block Cody Students Consider Careers in Health Care

August 7, 2015 — Cody High School students Katie Miller and Kira Morgenweck have a pretty good idea that they want to someday work in the health care field.

woman reaching into wooden box on a post outside Jackson Hole Student to Present Bee Research at AMK Ranch Aug. 13

August 7, 2015 — A Jackson Hole High School and University of Wyoming graduate will discuss her bee research during the weekly Harlow Summer Seminars Thursday, Aug. 13, at the UW-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

ancient mosaic of face still partly covered with dirt New Mosaics Discovered in Galilee Synagogue Excavations

August 7, 2015 — Excavations this summer in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee, have revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor.

sage grouse on the prairie with antelope in background University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 10-16

August 7, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 16-22

August 7, 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.

sage grouse with another sage grouse in the background ‘The Sagebrush Sea’ Film Screening and Discussion at UW Aug. 12

August 7, 2015 — A documentary that highlights the greater sage grouse in the changing landscape of the sagebrush steppe will be shown Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center. A reception begins at 5 p.m., with the film screening at 6 p.m. A panel discussion will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

woman in hard hat standing outdoors ConocoPhillips Recognizes Work by UW Student Intern

August 6, 2015 — University of Wyoming student Meghan Jacobs, of Sheridan, was named runner-up in a writing competition sponsored by ConocoPhillips’ Billings, Mont., unit.

Symposium at UW to Highlight Clean Coal Research

August 6, 2015 — Some of the nation’s top scientists pursuing advancements in clean coal technology will discuss their research findings during a symposium Thursday, Aug. 20, at the University of Wyoming.

woman in safety goggles working at lab table UW, Industry Collaborate on Tight Oil Research

August 6, 2015 — Oil and gas producers in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin are expected to gain insights that will improve the precision and effectiveness of their operations as a result of a cooperative research project with the University of Wyoming.

young woman practicing injection in simulated skin block Casper Student Plans Career as Pediatric Nurse

August 5, 2015 — Casper high school student, Riley Brush, wanted to learn about nursing, and she got her wish by attending the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

man with guitar standing by microphone Funk Act to Close UW Summer Programs Concert Series Aug. 12

August 5, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series will conclude when Casual Commander, a solo funk act, performs Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Triumph of Abrahamic Monotheism?

August 5, 2015 — Just a couple years ago, the world’s population reached 7 billion. This took place through a centuries-long process of growth and migration -- the same process that formed the distribution of the world’s religions as we now know them today. The current result of that process is somewhat surprising in that more than half of the world’s people follow one of just two religions: Christianity and Islam. These two monotheistic religions comprise the two largest religions in the world.

UW to Move Ahead with BSL-3 Lab Construction

August 5, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted today (Wednesday) to move forward with construction and repairs of UW’s biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory.

UW Trustees Approve 2017-18 Budget Request

August 5, 2015 — Efforts to improve the University of Wyoming’s financial accounting and reporting systems, recruit and retain high-performing faculty and staff members, and upgrade UW’s science and engineering facilities are reflected in a state budget request approved by the UW Board of Trustees today (Wednesday).

young woman practicing injection in simulated skin block Lander Student Plans to Be a Surgeon

August 4, 2015 — Lander high school student Sydney Polson’s desire to be an orthopedic surgeon was solidified when she attended the recent Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp at the University of Wyoming.

New Policy on UW Construction Provides for Earlier Involvement

August 4, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has adopted a new policy and procedure for major UW capital construction projects, requiring more involvement of trustees, policymakers and the public throughout the project development and construction process.

UW Extension State Fair Activities Range from Rumen Reaching to iPad Giveaways

August 4, 2015 — Those attending the Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo can reach into a cow’s rumen -- if they have a mind to -- and learn about digestion of hay and grain, take home a custom wildflower mix and enter a social media contest with a chance to win an iPad mini.

woman with head propped against hand Donna Brown to Direct UW’s Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

August 3, 2015 — Recognized nationally for her teaching and scholarly work, Donna Brown has been named the executive director of the University of Wyoming Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning (ECTL).

Frontline Connections Scheduled

August 3, 2015 — Up-to-date information on how to help students and fun Wyoming facts will be presented at the University of Wyoming's Frontline Connections Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 19-20, in Room 21 of the UW College of Business Building.

Leadership Wyoming Class Includes Three from UW

August 3, 2015 — Three representatives from the University of Wyoming are among those selected to participate in the 16th Leadership Wyoming class.

two young women in scrubs practicing IV techniques at a table UW Camp Reinforces LaGrange Students’ Health Care Career Plans

August 3, 2015 — If LaGrange students Arely Payan and Chloe Haas had any doubts about what careers they wanted to pursue, they both know now that health care is right for them.

head portrait of woman looking up at camera UW Faculty Member Named Women of Influence Finalist

August 3, 2015 — Tonja Woods, associate dean of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, has been nominated for the Wyoming Women of Influence designation, according to the Wyoming Business Report.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

August 3, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider UW’s state budget request for the coming biennium during a conference call meeting Wednesday, Aug. 5, beginning at 8 a.m.


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