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picture of Jupiter's moon Europa in a field of stars Public Shows Fill January Planetarium Schedule

December 23, 2015 — University of Wyoming students won’t be back on campus for more than a month, but the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium will be open in January with weekend educational programs about various planets, cold materials and gas in space, and even comets and asteroids.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Why There Is No Christ in Christmas

December 23, 2015 — When you think about it, it really is odd how rarely Jesus Christ is part of popular Christmas celebrations. Santa Claus, elves, reindeer, gift giving, feasting, lights, decorations, snow, Christmas trees and even Scrooge feature heavily. But, none of this portrays the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus, the child who Christians believe will later become humanity’s savior.

Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications for 2016-17 Available at UW

December 22, 2015 — Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2016-17 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 1.

woman and two men examining large boulder up close UW Receives $4.5 Million Daniels Fund Grant for Education Initiative

December 22, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees’ initiative to elevate UW’s College of Education to national pre-eminence in preparing K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators has received a major boost with a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the Daniels Fund.

young man in front of jungle UW Student Recognized for Research Work

December 22, 2015 — Deo Lachman knows that someday his undergraduate work will pay off as he prepares for a career in conservation-focused research.

man sitting in front of computer screen With DOE Grant, UW to Study Retrieval of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Ash

December 22, 2015 — University of Wyoming researchers have received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a way to recover rare earth elements from the ash of Wyoming’s Powder River Basin coal.

head portrait of woman College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Recognizes Outstanding Staff, Faculty Members

December 21, 2015 — Outstanding staff and faculty members in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources were honored during the college’s annual Employee Recognition Program.

head portrait of man National Organization Honors UW’s Agran

December 21, 2015 — A national organization recently honored University of Wyoming College of Education Professor Martin Agran for his decades of service advocating for persons with disabilities.

man seated and leaning on harpsichord with open lid and words on the inside of the lid Reverand Receives Governor’s Arts Award

December 21, 2015 — Cedric Reverand, who brought hundreds of world-renowned artists to Wyoming as the founding director of University of Wyoming Cultural Programs, was among six recipients of Gov. Matt Mead’s 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards.

woman and man sitting at a table with a book propped between them UW College of Education Professors Edit Book on Globalization, Social Justice

December 21, 2015 — Articulating and sharing teaching practices for building student understanding of globalization and social justice is the focus of a new book edited by two University of Wyoming College of Education faculty members.



UW Podcast Examines Avalanche Dangers, Body Images

December 21, 2015 — Ways to avoid avalanche dangers in Wyoming’s backcountry will be among segments on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

overhead view of people kneeling in the dirt and excavating an archaelogical site UW Research: Same Growth Rate for Farming, Non-Farming Prehistoric People

December 21, 2015 — Prehistoric human populations of hunter-gatherers in the region that is now Wyoming and Colorado grew at the same rate as farming societies in Europe, according to a new radiocarbon analysis involving University of Wyoming researchers.

UW’s Student Success Services TRIO Program Receives Five-Year Renewal Grant

December 21, 2015 — A program offered through the University of Wyoming that helps students prepare for college life and careers after graduation has received federal funding for the next five years.

looking up at lights in atrium of Enzi building Campus Construction Update for Dec. 20-Jan. 8

December 18, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 20-Jan. 8 at the University of Wyoming:

Experts: Lifting Crude Oil Ban Means Lower Gasoline Prices

December 18, 2015 — Lifting the ban on crude oil exports will reduce gasoline prices in the United States, according to an analysis co-written by Charles Mason, the H.A. True Chair in Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of woman Trustees Select Laurie Nichols as UW’s 26th President

December 18, 2015 — An experienced educator who currently serves as the chief academic officer at South Dakota State University has been named the 26th president of the University of Wyoming.

Proposals for UW Shepard Symposium on Social Justice Accepted

December 17, 2015 — The 2016 annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, scheduled April 6-9, is accepting proposal submissions. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, Jan. 31.

Second UW-Casper Director Finalist Presents Today

December 17, 2015 — The second finalist for the position of director of the University of Wyoming at Casper is scheduled for interviews and a public meeting today, as a result of the closure of the UW-Casper campus due to winter weather Tuesday.

united way logo United Way Campaign Nearly at End

December 17, 2015 — University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students still have time to contribute to the 2015 UW Albany County United Way campaign.

UW College of Business Class Partners for Union Wireless Consulting Project

December 17, 2015 — A University of Wyoming College of Business advanced marketing class recently presented the results of a semester-long consulting project to cellular provider Union Wireless.

small leafless tree covered in snow UW Holiday Closures Announced

December 17, 2015 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24-Friday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year's holidays and winter break. Normal business hours will resume Monday, Jan. 4.

Architectural Firm ‘Graduates’ from UW Business Incubator

December 16, 2015 — With its recent merger with MOA Architecture’s Wyoming office, Project Guide Services is the seventh business to graduate from the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of woman Laramie’s Jessica Marsh Receives Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship

December 16, 2015 — When Jessica Marsh learned she had received a Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship, she was ecstatic. The fellowship allows her to continue to conduct research while studying at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of man Riverton’s Philip Gard Receives Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship

December 16, 2015 — Philip Gard hopes to gain a more in-depth understanding of how to conduct and apply research to advance science with help from a Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship at the University of Wyoming.

Riverton’s Sara Cisneros Receives Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship

December 16, 2015 — An opportunity at the University of Wyoming will allow Sara Cisneros to continue her passion to conduct research as she follows a path to a career in the field of biomedical sciences.

head portrait of woman Rock Springs’ Andrea Sanchez Walk Receives Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship

December 16, 2015 — Andrea Sanchez Walk has set her sights on becoming a doctor. A research opportunity at the University of Wyoming may help her to reach her goal.

UW Trustees Plan to Select President Friday

December 16, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to select UW’s 26th president during a special meeting Friday, Dec. 18.

head portrait of woman Cheyenne’s Hannah Jernigan Receives Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship

December 15, 2015 — Although Hannah Jernigan still is considering future career options, one thing is certain: Research will play a role in her life. A Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship will allow her to continue her research while studying at the University of Wyoming.

two women working in lab Cheyenne’s Kelsea Zukauckas Receives Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship

December 15, 2015 — Kelsea Zukauckas has been learning what it takes to be a researcher in the field of biomedical sciences. A Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship will allow her to continue her research while studying at the University of Wyoming.

young woman seated at microscope Cheyenne’s Samantha Haller Receives Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship

December 15, 2015 — Samantha Haller is no stranger to research. She participated in several projects while a student at Laramie County Community College (LCCC). Thanks to a Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowship, she will continue her research while studying at the University of Wyoming.

men paddling boat full of sardines in large lake UW Researcher Studies Fish Populations at World’s Second Largest Freshwater Lake

December 15, 2015 — A University of Wyoming researcher is studying fish populations -- and their relationship with local fishing communities -- in Africa’s largest lake.

young woman standing by warming unit Wyoming INBRE Awards UW Transition Fellowships to Community College Students

December 15, 2015 — Nine students from Wyoming’s community colleges have received Wyoming INBRE Transition Fellowships to study and conduct research at the University of Wyoming. They join 19 other community college transfer students who have attended or are attending UW as fellows.

BodyWorks in Wyoming Team Wins UW Extension Creative Excellence Award

December 14, 2015 — Team members who launched a program that gets youths and parents working together to improve family eating and activity -- with one youth earning dinner at the White House -- received the University of Wyoming Extension Creative Excellence Recognition Award.

Presidential Candidate's Open Forum Recorded, Available for Viewing

December 14, 2015 — Technical issues with the University of Wyoming’s WyoCast system prevented live streaming of the open forum for UW presidential candidate Jeremy Haefner Monday afternoon.

solar array Solar Array Offsets Electricity Costs at UW Building

December 14, 2015 — A solar array atop the University of Wyoming’s Energy Innovation Center is offsetting some of the building’s electricity costs.

UW-Casper Director Finalists Selected

December 14, 2015 — Finalists for the position of director of the University of Wyoming at Casper have been identified, and they’re scheduled to take part in community meetings in Casper beginning Tuesday, Dec. 15.

UW Fiscal System Town Hall Meeting Tuesday

December 14, 2015 — A University of Wyoming town hall meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 8:30-10 a.m. in the Wyoming Union’s West Ballroom to discuss efforts underway to improve UW’s fiscal and reporting system.

UW Podcast Examines Einstein Theory

December 14, 2015 — The 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s famous “Theory of General Relativity” will be among segments on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

UW Trustees Plan Special Meetings This Week

December 14, 2015 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 8:30 a.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 13-19

December 11, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

Cowgirl basketball player running with ball between opponents University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 14-20

December 11, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

front view of supercomputer UW Faculty Have Until Dec. 30 to Apply for Supercomputer Use

December 11, 2015 — University of Wyoming faculty members interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne for their computational research have until Wednesday, Dec. 30, to submit applications to request large core-hour allocations on the powerful machine.

two women and a man standing in front of a bookshelf Students Receive UW Center for Global Studies Fellowship and Scholarship

December 10, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies has awarded the 2016 David and Jade Walsh Graduate Fellowship, and Nielson Awards.

video display divided into four, with four small units behind UW Provides Raspberry Pis, Arduinos to Encourage STEM in Wyoming Schools

December 10, 2015 — In the computing world, a raspberry pi is not something you can eat for dessert, and an arduino is not a cousin to a popular robot in the Star Wars movies. But these little electronic gizmos are helping a few of Wyoming’s high school and middle school teachers advance their understanding of teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a more hands-on fashion.

head portrait of man UW Scientist Receives Grant for Cancer Research

December 10, 2015 — The American Cancer Society has awarded a $792,000 grant for cancer research to Daniel Levy, assistant professor in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Molecular Biology.

man in lab with bottles of colorful liquid in front of him UW Scientist’s Cellular Studies Using Frog Eggs Have Cancer Connection

December 10, 2015 — A smiling and very green Kermit looking down from a wall portrait seems to happily give a thumbs -- or flipper -- up to one of the University of Wyoming’s self-described frog guys trying to unravel the mysteries of what in the world regulates cell nucleus size and its cancer implications.

UW Students Receive Love of Learning Award

December 10, 2015 — Two University of Wyoming graduate students are among 80 students nationwide who recently received a Love of Learning award from Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

group of soldiers in desert camo standing under a camo net UW College of Law Graduate Receives National Award, Helps Win Military Case

December 9, 2015 — Maj. Jessica Martz has had quite a year serving as a military attorney.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Who Was Against Christmas?

December 9, 2015 — Picture the following scenario. Crowds of Americans rioting in the streets. Two opposing groups shout loudly, vying to have their messages heard and heeded. The groups meet. Confrontation ensues. Fistfights break out. Church windows are smashed.

UW Trustees Plan Special Meeting Thursday

December 9, 2015 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled Thursday, Dec. 10, at 9 a.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

head portrait of an older man The 100th Anniversary of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity: Wyoming’s Connection

December 8, 2015 — As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s celebrated Theory of General Relativity, the University of Wyoming Department of Physics and Astronomy calls attention to a former professor who is credited with proving one of Einstein’s most significant predictions of that theory.

UW Gala Holiday Concert ‘A Cowboy Christmas’ Dec. 12-13

December 8, 2015 — The popular University of Wyoming Gala Holiday Concert “A Cowboy Christmas,” narrated by Pete Simpson, is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

$500 Prize Offered in UW Logo Contest

December 7, 2015 — A $500 prize will be awarded to the winner of a logo design contest sponsored by the University of Wyoming Shepard Symposium on Social Justice.

woman, smiling, in classroom with student nearby Extension Educator Praised for Educational Efforts Toward Youths and Adults

December 7, 2015 — The Wyoming Association of County Agricultural Agents presented its Outstanding Educator Award to Kellie Chichester, a University of Wyoming educator in Niobrara County.

diploma being handed from one person to another Fall Commencement Set Dec. 10-12 at UW

December 7, 2015 — Fall commencement ceremonies at the University of Wyoming will be held Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 10-12.

UW Finals Destresser Event Dec. 11

December 7, 2015 — The annual end-of-semester finals destresser event will take place for University of Wyoming students Friday, Dec. 11, at 9 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

UW Online Psychology Program Receives High Ranking

December 7, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Department of Psychology’s online Bachelor of Arts degree ranks near the top of a list of the best online psychology degrees nationwide.

UW Podcast Examines Rising Sea Levels in Greenland

December 7, 2015 — With world leaders attending the recent world Climate Summit in Paris, a University of Wyoming researcher discusses work in Greenland related to rising sea levels on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

swimming pool without people in it Campus Construction Update for Dec. 6-12

December 4, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

two pairs of people dancing on a stage International Students Contribute More than $22 Million in Wyoming

December 4, 2015 — International students enrolled at the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges contributed $22.1 million to Wyoming’s economy during 2014-15, according to a recent report released by NAFSA, the Association for International Educators.

bison grazing New Videos Examine Open Space Values in Wyoming Agriculture

December 4, 2015 — Wyoming agricultural producers in eight new videos of the Farm Meets Function project offer thoughts on weeds, water, what they’re growing -- plus wildlife and non-crop habitats in agricultural landscapes.

women in leotards stretching University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 7-13

December 4, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

UW College of Business $30K Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists Named

December 4, 2015 — Eight student business proposals have been selected for the John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by the University of Wyoming College of Business.

UW Outdoor Gear Swap Saturday

December 4, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Gear Swap will take place Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW Trustees to Consider Three Finalists for Presidency

December 4, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has identified three finalists for the university presidency and scheduled public appearances on campus for each beginning Monday, Dec. 7.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 13-19

December 4, 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.

Innovative International Case Study Features UW College of Business Students

December 3, 2015 — University of Wyoming students participated in a case study program with 625 students at universities around the world. The 17 UW students were involved in the project through a UW College of Business class, “Supply Chain Management.”

painting with stylized images of people UW Gallery 234 Exhibition ‘Illustrated Tales’ on Display

December 3, 2015 — The exhibition “Illustrated Tales” is on display through Thursday, Dec. 10, in the University of Wyoming Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. A reception is planned Friday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m.

UW Law Center Helps with Human Rights Victory in Uganda

December 3, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Center for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy recently shared in a major legal victory for human rights in Uganda.

Governor’s Budget Recommendations Include UW Initiatives

December 2, 2015 — University of Wyoming initiatives to upgrade its financial accounting and reporting systems, improve science and engineering programs and facilities, and match private donations for academics and athletics would receive state funding under Gov. Matt Mead’s budget recommendations for the 2017-18 biennium.

woman sitting at desk Harsh New Coordinator for UW Northwest Regional Center

December 2, 2015 — Lisa Harsh brings 20 years of higher education experience to her new role as the University of Wyoming Outreach School’s academic coordinator for the Northwest Regional Center.

head portrait of woman UW Doctoral Candidate Public Reading at Night Heron Books

December 2, 2015 — Lori Howe, a University of Wyoming doctoral candidate in literacy studies, will read selections from and sign copies of her new book of poetry, titled “Cloudshade: Poems of the High Plains,” Saturday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at Night Heron Books, located at 107 E. Ivinson Ave.

UW Trustees Plan to Name Presidential Finalists Friday

December 2, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will meet via teleconference Friday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. to consider finalists for the UW presidency forwarded by the second committee involved in the presidential search.

cluster of young men and women dressed as zombies First-Year Seminar Class ‘Just Another Zombie Movie’ Film Screening Dec. 6

December 1, 2015 — Students in a University of Wyoming first-year seminar course will show their film “Just Another Zombie Movie” Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Gryphon Theatre in the Laramie Plains Civic Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

a girl and a boy jumping rope Healthy Pokes Program Works to Improve Child Health and Wellness

December 1, 2015 — Participants in a University of Wyoming program to enhance child health already are showing improvements in a number of areas.

young man and woman on lhanging from harnesses for vertical dance UW Presents ‘Passage’ Dance Production Dec. 8-12

December 1, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance “Passage” dance performance can be seen Tuesday, Dec. 8-Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. on the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts main stage.

buses at bus stop Campus Construction Update for May 31-June 6

May 29, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 31-June 6 at the University of Wyoming:

Powell Research and Extension Center Hosts ‘Plant Adventures’ for Youths

May 29, 2015 — Hands-on youth activities in plant sciences and insects are planned for “Plant Adventures” Saturday, June 13, at the University of Wyoming Powell Research and Extension Center, 747 Road 9.

two men with guitars at microphones University of Wyoming Calendar for June 1-7

May 29, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled June 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

vintage photo of man and woman on tandem bike UW Conference Celebrates 125 Years of Wyoming Statehood

May 29, 2015 — As Wyoming prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary of statehood, a University of Wyoming conference will examine some of the important historical and cultural legacies that have defined the Equality State since Wyoming Territory officially became the 44th state admitted to the United States on July 10, 1890.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 7-13

May 29, 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.

Grant Supports Wyoming Children with Special Needs

May 28, 2015 — As a parent who raised two children with special health care needs, Sandy Root-Elledge is well aware of the importance of a grant to the University of Wyoming that will support Wyoming families of children with special needs.

man in darkness looking up at plantetarium dome full of stars Greek Mythology and Space Age History Dot June Planetarium Schedule

May 28, 2015 — Greek mythology, the history of the space age and exploration of various planets highlight the schedule for the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium during June.

a multi-legged robot Robots Can Recover From Damage in Minutes, UW Researcher Helps Demonstrate

May 28, 2015 — Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search-and- rescue missions and putting out forest fires -- but not until they can learn to keep working if they become damaged.

Wyoming High School Students Receive Daniels Fund Scholarships

May 28, 2015 — Wyoming high school students participating in two University of Wyoming college preparatory programs are the recipients of Daniels Fund Scholarships, a competitive award that covers full college costs not met through other types of financial aid.

two men, one playing a guitar and one playing a steel guitar J Shogren Shanghai’d to Perform Concert at UW June 3

May 27, 2015 — Americana band J Shogren Shanghai’d will perform for the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, June 3, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

woman presenting award to another woman Powell’s Miller Receives NCWIT Computing Award at Women in Science Conference

May 27, 2015 — Moriah Miller believes more women should be interested in pursuing careers in technology.

UW Offers Archaeology Field School in Italy

May 27, 2015 — Enrollment is still open for a University of Wyoming archaeology field school in Italy this summer.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: What the Gay Marriage Vote Reveals about Catholic Attitudes in Ireland

May 27, 2015 — Last week, Ireland voted overwhelmingly to legalize gay marriage. The vote was 62 percent to 38 percent, with all but one district voting in favor. Rural as well as urban districts, senior citizens as well as young people voted for legalization.

Biodiversity Research and Conservation Grants

May 26, 2015 — All University of Wyoming faculty members are eligible for a new research grant program offered by the Biodiversity Institute. Full proposals are due by Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Employee of the Quarter Nomination Deadline Nears

May 26, 2015 — The deadline to nominate someone for Staff Employee of the Second Quarter award is Friday, June 12.

artwork of two prehistoric Americans on a cliff overlooking a valley UW Anthropologist to Appear in New PBS Series

May 26, 2015 — A University of Wyoming anthropology professor was interviewed for a segment of the five-part documentary, the “First Peoples,” scheduled to have its premiere Wednesday, June 24, on PBS television.

woman standing by banner-style sign in large lobby UW Professor: Efforts Underway to Combat Corruption in Romania

May 26, 2015 — A University of Wyoming professor says that efforts are being made to fight rampant corruption in Romania, a country that has a history of corruption and bribery in public procurement.

three pieces of heavy construction equipment in a dirt area Campus Construction Update for May 24-30

May 22, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

man playing electric guitar behind a microphone while wearing headphones University of Wyoming Calendar for May 25-31

May 22, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled May 25-31 at the University of Wyoming:

woman using x-ray machine on another woman UW College of Health Sciences Honors Top Students

May 22, 2015 — Divisions within the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences recently honored students for outstanding academic performance and potential to succeed in the health care field.

UW Hires New Medical Education Director

May 22, 2015 — A physician who has worked in private practice and as a family residency program director has been selected as the University of Wyoming’s director of medical education.

Chief Washakie Scholarship Recipients Selected at UW

May 21, 2015 — Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to 12 University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year.

First Stepans Scholarship Recipients Selected at UW

May 21, 2015 — Inaugural recipients of a major scholarship established in memory of renowned University of Wyoming College of Education faculty member Joseph Stepans have been named by the award’s selection committee.

elaborate stylized painting of two groups facing each other by a mountain New Summer Exhibitions to Open May 30 at UW Art Museum

May 21, 2015 — Five new summer exhibitions will open Saturday, May 30, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

group of four men standing around against a white background Synth-Punk Band Slow Caves to Open UW Summer Programs Concert Series May 27

May 21, 2015 — Synth-punk band Slow Caves will launch the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, May 27, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Grants Fund Collaborative Energy Research

May 21, 2015 — Researchers from the University of Wyoming have joined with colleagues in the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) to pursue research intended to provide new insights on geothermal energy and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs.

man wearing safety goggles sitting at lab table, using lab equipment UW-Led Research: Bacteria Cooperate to Repair Damaged Siblings

May 21, 2015 — A University of Wyoming faculty member led a research team that discovered a certain type of soil bacteria can use their social behavior of outer membrane exchange (OME) to repair damaged cells and improve the fitness of the bacteria population as a whole.

group of people posing on a stairway UW College of Business Students Plan Sustainability Project Abroad

May 20, 2015 — The spring semester at the University of Wyoming may have ended, but nine UW College of Business students will extend their studies when they conduct some fascinating market research this week in Malaysia, Scotland, Portugal, Spain and Jacksonville, Fla.

UW Students Receive Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships

May 20, 2015 — Seven University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships for the summer session and the 2015-16 academic year.

two men holding a large board and placing it Wyoming Conservation Corps Projects Scheduled throughout Wyoming

May 20, 2015 — Projects ranging from sage grouse habitat improvement near Gillette to conservation work at Devils Tower and constructing wildlife-friendly fences at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge will be conducted this summer by members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC).

Education Graduates, Mentors Honored at UW-Casper Pinning Ceremony

May 19, 2015 — Pins honoring their completion of a semester-long public school residency were presented to 21 University of Wyoming at Casper (UW-Casper) education graduates at a recent reception. The graduates then presented their mentor teachers with UW-Casper sports bags as a gesture of gratitude for fostering their growth as educators.

man and woman holding an award certificate in front of a banner UW Graduate Receives Optometry Scholarship

May 19, 2015 — A University of Wyoming graduate -- who has multiple degrees from UW -- is setting her sights on another degree with help from a local scholarship.

UW International Studies Field Work Presentations Scheduled in Centennial

May 19, 2015 — Three graduate students in the University of Wyoming Global and Area Studies Program will present the results of their international field work Wednesday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. at the Albany County Public Library branch in Centennial.

man speaking at podium Contributions to UW Biodiversity Awards Nominations Accepted Now

May 18, 2015 — The deadline to nominate individuals for the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute awards is 5 p.m. Monday, June 1.

two woman stadning together with one holding an award paper Staff Members Honored for Service to UW Students

May 18, 2015 — Members of Mortar Board, the senior honor society at the University of Wyoming, selected UW staff members to receive the “Tip of the Cap” award. The award honors those who offered “exceptional contributions to the University of Wyoming and inspiration of students."

UW Closed Memorial Day

May 18, 2015 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Actions

May 18, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following personnel items during its meeting Friday, May 15.

man standing in front of statue of woman on bucking horse breaking through wall Campus Construction Update for May 17-23

May 15, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

dinsosaur skeleton in museum display University of Wyoming Calendar for May 18-24

May 15, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled May 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Trustees Select Architects for Science, Athletics Projects

May 15, 2015 — Wyoming firms have been chosen as the architects/engineers for two major construction projects planned at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 24-30

May 15, 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.

people boarding a bus in a parking lot Wyoming Union Parking Lot to Close for Summer

May 15, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Union parking lot will be closed to all vehicles, including the UWYO Roundup buses, beginning Monday, May 18.

woman holding a horse Animal Science Student Rescues Racehorse

May 14, 2015 — Buckdeer faced a career change.

head portrait of man Atascadero Student Receives Recognition at UW

May 14, 2015 — Andy J. Kulikowski II, a biology major from Atascadero, Calif., was among the seven finalists for the 2015 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s (UW) outstanding graduating man.

head portrait of man Casper’s DeVore Finalist for Tobin Award at UW

May 14, 2015 — Casper’s Stanley DeVore, a physiology major with a Spanish minor, and Honors Program student, was among the seven finalists for the 2015 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

head portrait of man CCHS Student Finalist for Top Graduating Man Award From UW

May 14, 2015 — Jose Rivas, a criminal justice major with a minor in Latina/o Studies, from Gillette, was among seven finalists for the 2015 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

head portrait of man Laramie Student Nominated for UW Tobin Award

May 14, 2015 — Laramie’s Mathias McCormick, a physiology and molecular biology major with a minor in neuroscience, and an Honors Program student, was among seven finalists for the 2015 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

vintage photos of babies on a quilt Spring Exhibitions at UW Art Museum End Saturday

May 14, 2015 — The last day to see five spring exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum is Saturday, May 16.

group of women wearing 1940s clothing on a stage UW Snowy Range Summer Theatre Schedule Set

May 14, 2015 — A modern classic about a spirited and lovable couple in their twilight years, an imaginative and powerful depiction of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth, and a wacky new farce about living authentically and the meaning of life round out the 62nd season of Snowy Range Summer Theatre.

UW Trustees Vote to Publicly Identify Finalists for President

May 14, 2015 — Finalists for the presidency of the University of Wyoming will be publicly identified and brought to the state for meetings with the public and the campus community before March, the UW Board of Trustees has decided.

head portrait of man Vermont Student Receives Top Graduate Nomination From UW

May 14, 2015 — Kyle Bochanski, a microbiology/Environment and Natural Resources Program major from Fairfax, Vt., was among the seven finalists for the 2015 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s (UW) outstanding graduating man.

head portrait of man Waikoloa Resident Nominated for Top UW Award

May 14, 2015 — Christian Bopp, a wildlife biology and management/environmental and natural resource major with a Spanish minor, from Waikoloa, Hawaii, was among the seven finalists for the 2015 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s (UW) outstanding graduating man.

a crowd of people around a statue of a bucking horse and rider breaking through a wall ‘Breakin’ Through’ Revealed at UW

May 14, 2015 — “Breakin’ Through,” created by artist D. Michael Thomas, was revealed today (Thursday) in a ceremony at the University of Wyoming Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. The sculpture celebrates women’s contributions to Wyoming.

head portrait of woman Cheyenne Student Receives Top Graduate Nomination at UW

May 13, 2015 — Cheyenne’s Hannah Young, a speech, language and hearing sciences major, with a minor in disability studies, was among five finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of woman Douglas Student Finalist for Top Graduating Award at UW

May 13, 2015 — Lindsay White, a physiology and Spanish major, and also an Honors Program student from Douglas, was among five finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

woman standing outside with mountains in background Incoming UW Geology Grad Student Receives NSF Fellowship

May 13, 2015 — An opportunity to research how geology affects the growth of the world’s biggest trees attracted Lindsay Arvin to graduate studies in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Geology and Geophysics.

head portrait of woman Laramie’s Harris Among Spitaleri Award Nominees at UW

May 13, 2015 — McKensie Harris, an animal and veterinary sciences major from Laramie, was among five finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of woman Loveland Student Finalist for Top Award at UW

May 13, 2015 — Molly Markow, an art major from Loveland, Colo., was among five finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

UW College of Business Honors Outstanding Students

May 13, 2015 — Top University of Wyoming College of Business students received year-end departmental awards at the recent 64th annual recognition dinner.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Religion in Wyoming and the West: The Religious Landscape Survey

May 13, 2015 — The Pew Research Center for Religion and the Public Life has just released a new survey about the religious identity of Americans. The researchers interviewed more than 35,000 people so that they were able to provide results not just for the United States as a whole, but also for each state. This is the first time that a scientific study of Wyoming’s religious character has taken place.

artist's drawing of residence hall concept UW Trustees Receive Plan for Residence Hall Replacement

May 13, 2015 — Residence halls at the University of Wyoming do not meet the expectations of today’s students, putting the university at a competitive disadvantage with competitor institutions, a consulting firm hired by UW has concluded.

girl looking at scientific device Young Women Will Explore Science Careers at UW Conference

May 13, 2015 — Approximately 500 female high school and middle school students from Wyoming will converge on the University of Wyoming Tuesday, May 19, to discover their potential future -- one that may very well include a career as a scientist or an engineer.

painting of a silhouette of a Native American on a horse New Exhibition by Wyoming Artists to Open at the UW Art Museum

May 12, 2015 — A new exhibition of works by Wyoming artists will open Saturday, May 16, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

head portrait of man UW-Casper Commencement May 14

May 12, 2015 — The University of Wyoming at Casper’s (UW-Casper) commencement ceremony will honor 83 graduates Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casper Events Center.

UW Students Win National Landman Scholarships

May 12, 2015 — Two students in the University of Wyoming’s Professional Land Management Program (PLM) have received scholarships from the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).

person rock climbing huge rockface Vote for UW as Region’s Top Outdoor School

May 12, 2015 — Cowboy State fans have the opportunity to vote for the University of Wyoming as the Rocky Mountain and Southwest region’s top outdoor school.

man sitting in chair by fireplace American Heritage Center Director Mark Greene to Retire

May 11, 2015 — Mark Greene, who found his dream job when he came to Wyoming in 2002, will soon retire from his position as director of the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC). He will be honored at a public reception Thursday, May 28, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building lobby.

two men shaking hands over an oversized check Baker Hughes Grant to UW Helps Ensure Future of Wyoming’s Economy

May 11, 2015 — The University of Wyoming and Baker Hughes Inc., a global oil field services company, today (Monday) announced a $1 million grant to support research that will help ensure the future of Wyoming’s economy.

two woman drinking coffee at a table National Food Service Organization Honors UW Ross Hall Dining Facility

May 11, 2015 — The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) has presented one of its highest awards to Rendezvous Café, located in the University of Wyoming’s Ross Hall.

Retirees to Hear UW Update at May 18 Meeting

May 11, 2015 — A progress report on activities and initiatives at the University of Wyoming will be presented during the May meeting of the University of Wyoming/State Retirees of Albany County Monday, May 18.

head picture of woman talking to man UW Colleges Recognize Top Faculty

May 11, 2015 — Each year, all University of Wyoming colleges recognize the accomplishments of outstanding faculty and staff members. The colleges honored the following individuals during the 2014-15 academic year:

UW Summer Hours Begin May 18

May 11, 2015 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe summer hours (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) beginning Monday, May 18, through Friday, Aug. 28.

UW’s Top First-Year Course Instructors Honored

May 11, 2015 — The University of Wyoming has presented PIE (Promoting Intellectual Engagement) Awards to instructors who inspire excitement, inquiry and autonomy in first-year courses.

man in a boom lift Campus Construction Update for May 10-16

May 8, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of man Evanston Train Wreck Inspired Renowned Surgeon Brent Eastman

May 8, 2015 — University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences commencement speaker Dr. Brent Eastman traces his inspiration to become a surgeon to a fatal train wreck that took place in his Evanston hometown more than 60 years ago.

middle school students in lab coats holding test tubes Middle School Students Will Learn Science at UW AstroCamp

May 8, 2015 — Middle school students from Wyoming and other parts of the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions will be transformed into star gazers and scientists during the University of Wyoming’s AstroCamp: Journey to the Stars June 14-23.

a row of people in multicultural dress University of Wyoming Calendar for May 11-17

May 8, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled May 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Board of Trustees to Meet May 13-15

May 8, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on a wide variety of issues during its regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, May 13-15.

UW Engineering Students Compete in Design Challenges

May 8, 2015 — A nationwide push to build energy-efficient homes spurred a group of University of Wyoming students to compete in a house-design challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

head portrait of woman UW Graduate Student Receives Economic Association’s National Top Thesis Award

May 8, 2015 — The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association presented its top national thesis award to a 2014 University of Wyoming master’s graduate for her research into fire suppression costs.

UW Nordic Ski Team Collecting Donated Items

May 8, 2015 — Members of the University of Wyoming’s nationally recognized Nordic ski team are collecting unwanted items from students, faculty, staff and Laramie community members through the summer as part of the club’s annual Trash 2 Treasures fundraiser.

man and woman in lab working with cylindrical equipment From Professional Skating to Academics, UW Student Finds Success

May 7, 2015 — It’s a question that Brenna Doherty gets asked quite often. She’s used to it and doesn’t mind answering, but some have a hard time believing it.

Outstanding UW Agriculture Students Receive Honors

May 7, 2015 — Outstanding students affiliated with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming were recognized by the Wyoming chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta during its recent awards program. Gamma Sigma Delta is the international honor society of agriculture.

Students Selected for Annual High School Institute at UW

May 7, 2015 — An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 84 talented sophomores throughout the state will be offered at the 30th annual Summer High School Institute (HSI) June 7-27, at the University of Wyoming.

woman standing with small bronze statue of man beside her Donated Statue Keeps Hathaway Legacy Alive at UW

May 6, 2015 — If it weren’t for the Hathaway Scholarship, University of Wyoming student Sally Rice would not be pursuing a double major.

group of men outside looking at camera Happy Jacks to Perform May 9 at UW

May 6, 2015 — The Happy Jacks, the University of Wyoming’s resident male a cappella group, will close out the spring semester with a free public performance Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Laramie Workshop Explains Protecting Landscape Plants from Notorious Insects

May 6, 2015 — Ways to identify and manage insects that affect trees, shrubs and gardens will be explained during the Dirty Dozen Insects workshop Wednesday, May 13, in Laramie.

Multicultural Graduation May 15 at UW

May 6, 2015 — Approximately 70 students will participate in the University of Wyoming multicultural graduation ceremony Friday, May 15, at 3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

woman standing against a blue background UW-Casper Students Thank Donors

May 6, 2015 — Seven University of Wyoming at Casper (UW-Casper) students showed their appreciation for a generous scholarship at a recent luncheon.

man using scientific equipment UW Grad Student Wins Fellowship for Wind Research

May 6, 2015 — As a child growing up in Buffalo, N.Y., and Charlotte, N.C., Marlin Holmes asked a lot of questions. When his parents and grandparents didn’t have the answers, they encouraged him to find out for himself, often taking him to the local library to do research -- and enrolling him in summer science camps to further stimulate his interests.

Punk Bands to Perform at UW May 6

May 5, 2015 — Post-hardcore punk bands Pianos Become The Teeth, Loma Prieta and Gates will perform Wednesday, May 6, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium. The show is free and open to both students and the public.

front view of super computer UW Faculty Have Until May 25 to Apply for Supercomputer Use

May 5, 2015 — University of Wyoming faculty members who are interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne for their computational research this coming year have until Monday, May 25, to submit an online application to request a large core-hour allocation on the powerful machine.

UW Offers Improved E-commerce Solution

May 5, 2015 — The University of Wyoming’s new agreement with TouchNet Information Systems Inc. will improve billing, payments, credit balance refunding and other student and parent financial services.

UW Partners with Idaho National Lab to Promote STEM Education

May 5, 2015 — Educators from across the state will participate in a workshop designed to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the classroom Saturday, May 9, at the University of Wyoming Energy Innovation Center.

UW Plans Legal Symposia on Key Energy Issues

May 5, 2015 — University of Wyoming legal and business experts will discuss key energy issues in a series of symposia across Wyoming and in Denver during May and June.

two woman looking at a book in front of bookshelves Cambodian Museum Project Garners Internationalization Award for Pair

May 4, 2015 — Two researchers who are developing a Museum of Memory to remind the world of the horrific genocide that took place in Cambodia are being recognized with the University of Wyoming’s Award for Faculty Achievement in Internationalization.

woman in cowboy hat standing with mountains in background Cody’s Keller Receives UW Hollon Family Award for Off-campus Teaching

May 4, 2015 — Students are used to interacting with their instructors face to face in a classroom but, for Mary Keller, the need to constantly find new ways to keep her students interested in her classes poses different challenges. That’s because she teaches online courses.

Forums on UW Presidential Search Process Today

May 4, 2015 — Members of the University of Wyoming community and the public can voice their opinions about the process to select a new president at two forums today.

two women and a man looking at a computer screen Lyford Named 2015 UW Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Member

May 4, 2015 — A committee of the University of Wyoming’s alumni student organization, Wyo-gold, has selected biologist Mark Lyford as this year’s Outstanding Faculty Award recipient.

man in cowboy hat Pokes to Send Three to College National Finals Rodeo

May 4, 2015 — After growing up watching their fathers rope together, and hearing stories about how their dads competed at the National Finals Rodeo, it only was natural for Brit Ellerman and Trey Yates to follow them into the rodeo arena.

Year-End Union Fest for UW Students May 8

May 4, 2015 — Union Fest, the annual year-end celebration for University of Wyoming students, is Friday, May 8, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Simpson Plaza and Prexy’s Pasture.

man using soil compacting machine at construction site Campus Construction Update for May 3-9

May 1, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of man Cheyenne Student Named UW’s Top Graduating Man

May 1, 2015 — Excellence as a University of Wyoming honors student in molecular biology and chemistry, service as a student senator and in other leadership roles, and work as a mentor to other students have resulted in the selection of Joshua Messer for the 2015 Tobin Memorial Award as UW's outstanding graduating man.

head portrait of woman Colorado Student Named Top Graduating Woman at UW

May 1, 2015 — Callie Berman, who will graduate in May with a triple major in geology, environment/natural resources and international studies, with a minor in Spanish, is the recipient of the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

four men posing around a beat up classic pickup truck University of Wyoming Calendar for May 4-10

May 1, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled May 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

UW College of Business Teams among Leaders in Ethics Competitions

May 1, 2015 — University of Wyoming College of Business students placed among the leaders in two recent business ethics competitions.

woman and man standing in a lab UW Researchers Unravel Mystery in Search for Connective Tissue Disease Causes

May 1, 2015 — University of Wyoming molecular biologist David Fay doesn’t much look like famous sleuths such as television’s Columbo -- no trenchcoat, at least -- nor Fox Mulder of “X Files” fame; there is no doubting-what’s-out-there Scully at his side.

UW Trustees Seek Advice on Presidential Search Process from Across State

May 1, 2015 — People throughout Wyoming and beyond are encouraged to electronically submit their thoughts to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees regarding the process to search for a new university president.

silhouette of man against ice wall ‘Experiencing Ice’ Exhibition on Display at UW

May 1, 2015 — A reception for the exhibition “Experiencing Ice” will be Thursday, May 7, from 5-7 p.m. in Gallery 234 in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. The exhibition is on display through June 4.


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