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April 2016 Releases


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people looking at items at a table outside Campus Construction Update for May 1-7

April 29, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 1-7 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of woman Cheyenne Student Named UW’s Outstanding Graduating Woman

April 29, 2016 — Kimberly Sanchez, of Cheyenne, who graduated with dual majors in anthropology and Russian, and a minor in the Honors Program, is the recipient of the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

group of people with string instruments sitting arounda  table outside Greensky Bluegrass to Perform at UW May 6

April 29, 2016 — Bluegrass band Greensky Bluegrass will perform Friday, May 6, at 5 p.m. on the University of Wyoming Prexy’s Pasture. The concert is sponsored by 7220 Entertainment and is free and open to the public.

two women, one standing and looking at computer and the other sitting and looking at computer UW Debate Team Makes History

April 29, 2016 — University of Wyoming debate team members Hunter McFarland and Mary Marcum concluded their collegiate debate careers with historic finishes at the national championships.

woman in dark glasses outside in hilly area with dead grass UW Eminent Writer-in-Residence Receives National Honor

April 29, 2016 — Joy Williams, University of Wyoming Creative Writing Program Eminent Writer-in-Residence, is the recipient of the prestigious PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

UW Students to Present Research for ‘Black Life in Wyoming’ Symposium

April 29, 2016 — University of Wyoming students will present their research projects during “Reimagining the West,” a biennial free public symposium on black life in Wyoming, Tuesday, May 3, at 12:15 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

head portrait of man Vikram Singh Named UW’s Top Graduating Man

April 29, 2016 — Excellence as a University of Wyoming honors student in physics and astronomy, service as a volunteer, and work as a mentor for other international students have resulted in the selection of Vikram Singh, of Bangalore, India, for the 2016 Tobin Memorial Award as UW's outstanding graduating man.

people sitting at table and the closest woman is stuffing fill into stuffed animal ‘Finals Destresser’ for UW Students May 6

April 29, 2016 — The semiannual “Finals Destresser” will be held Friday, May 6, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union.

view of the space station up close in space May UW Planetarium Schedule Includes Science Fact and Fiction

April 28, 2016 — Warmer weather and later evenings will provide a number of opportunities for stargazers at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during May.

four people holding brass instruments posing outside Spring Recital Series Comes to a Close at UW

April 28, 2016 — “Escapades!” performed by the faculty ensemble Snowy Range Brass will close the University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series spring season Sunday, May 8, at 3 p.m. The free public program is in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

smphony as seen from above University of Wyoming Calendar for May 2-8

April 28, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled May 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

abstract painting with lots of orange and red and yellow UW Receives Gift of Artwork from Wyoming Artist

April 28, 2016 — A recent gift of artwork to the University of Wyoming has been permanently installed in the east lobby of the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts. A dedication ceremony is planned Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m.

man holding saxophone UW Symphony Orchestra to Perform Final Concert of Season

April 28, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform its last concert of the season Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

woman posing with a group of children Cheyenne McNair Scholar Receives Full Ride to Michigan Doctorate Program

April 27, 2016 — At an early age, former University of Wyoming student Kimberly Sanchez, of Cheyenne, developed a love for anthropology.

Gillette Student Wins $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at UW

April 27, 2016 — A Gillette student’s business proposal that specializes in designing and providing tools to sanitary companies to help maintain the cleanliness of portable toilets (porta-potties) won the recent John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by the University of Wyoming College of Business.

Outstanding Students Selected to Speak at UW Commencement

April 27, 2016 — Outstanding graduating students were selected to be among keynote speakers at University of Wyoming spring commencement ceremonies.

head portraits of a man and a woman UW Commencement is May 14

April 27, 2016 — Retired Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite and internationally known brain specialist Dr. Jeffrey Cummings will be among speakers at University of Wyoming spring commencement ceremonies.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Christianity and the Holy Land

April 27, 2016 — Nowadays, when people say, “I went to the Holy Land,” we know both who they are and where they went. They are Christians, and they went to Israel (and perhaps the few religious sites just over the borders in Egypt or Jordan). But, for nearly three centuries after Jesus’ death, it was not that way. Not only was the land not holy, there were few Christians in it.

head portrait of woman in a cowboy hat UW Teams Host Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo This Weekend

April 27, 2016 — All those mornings waking up at 4 to take care of her horses is paying off for Kailee Webb, a member of the University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team.

woman standing in office and looking at camera Clayleen Rivord is UW Employee of the Quarter

April 25, 2016 — Recognized across campus for her collegiality, dependability and integrity, Clayleen Rivord is the University of Wyoming Employee of the First Quarter of 2016.

head portrait of man Myron Allen Receives Ellbogen Lifetime Achievement Award

April 25, 2016 — Myron Allen is a math guy. If you crunch the numbers on his career at the University of Wyoming, you will learn that in 33 years he has taught 32 different courses in algebra, analysis and applied mathematics; served as head of the Department of Mathematics for six years; and spent 14 years in the Office of Academic Affairs as associate vice president and later as provost.

head portrait of man Shepherd Receives Hollon Family Award

April 25, 2016 — As an associate professor of instructional technology in the University of Wyoming’s College of Education, Craig Shepherd teaches graduate-level courses using distance technologies to students across the country.

man sorting paper into a box UW Completes National Recycling Competition

April 25, 2016 — The University of Wyoming collected more than 130,000 pounds of recyclables during RecycleMania, a collegiate recycling competition managed by Keep America Beautiful.

UW Graduate Education Award Recipients Announced

April 25, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Graduate Council has selected this year's graduate education award winners.

UW International Research Fellows Selected

April 25, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies (CGS) has selected its faculty international research fellowship awards recipients for 2016.

cars buried in snow up to their roofs UW Podcast Examines Drone Technology

April 25, 2016 — A symposium to explore the latest advances in drone technology will be among discussion topics on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

UW Representatives Visit Gillette, Plan to Return

April 25, 2016 — Representatives of the University of Wyoming last week made the first of what are expected to be several trips to Gillette to offer individualized support to current or prospective students affected by layoffs in the energy industry in northeast Wyoming.

woman holding a violin UW Spring Faculty Recital Series Continues

April 25, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s spring Faculty Recital Series continues with a free performance by violist Glêsse Collet and pianist Theresa Bogard Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Wyoming Public Media Reaches Fundraising Goal

April 25, 2016 — Wyoming Public Media (WPM) reached its $340,000 Spring Membership Drive goal last week, with close to $280,000 of that amount raised through on-air and online pledging alone.

head portrait of man Archaeologist to Discuss Peruvian Journeys at UW

April 22, 2016 — A leading archaeologist will discuss his journeys through the Peruvian Andes during the University of Wyoming’s annual Mulloy Lecture Thursday, April 28, at 4:10 p.m. in the College of Business auditorium. A reception follows in the Anthropology Building lobby.

Campus Construction Update for April 24-30

April 22, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

State School Administrators Benefit from UW-Led Efforts

April 22, 2016 — After successful launches of two school leadership-building initiatives, the Wyoming Center for Educational Leadership (WyCEL) is preparing to expand services to meet even more of the professional development needs of the state’s K-12 schools.

Two Companies Graduate from Wyoming Technology Business Center

April 22, 2016 — Two high-tech companies are the latest graduates of the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) incubator, with its main offices located at the University of Wyoming.

UW Extension Features Wyoming Rangeland Plants in New Book

April 22, 2016 — A new field guide from University of Wyoming Extension specialists is designed for farmers, ranchers, hikers and others interested in Wyoming’s most common rangeland plant species.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 1-7

April 22, 2016 — 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.

Software Demonstrations April 25-29 for UW Finance Managers

April 21, 2016 — Users of University of Wyoming financial management, human capital management, budgeting and grants management systems are reminded that demonstrations of potential cloud-based platforms are planned next week.

woman and man holding hands and walking with other people in the background University of Wyoming Calendar for April 25-May 1

April 21, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled April 25-May 1 at the University of Wyoming:

men crouching over sedated deer UW Biologists Launch Comprehensive Study of Mule Deer and Elk Interactions

April 21, 2016 — University of Wyoming researchers are leading a fast-paced research project to try to understand what has contributed to mule deer declines throughout the West and determine if competition with elk is playing a role.

UW English Students to Present Undergraduate Work April 22

April 21, 2016 — University of Wyoming Department of English undergraduates will present their work during an “English Matters” symposium Friday, April 22, in the Wyoming Union.

two men in suits and ties UW Students Elect New President, Senators

April 21, 2016 — University of Wyoming students have elected Michael Rotellini, a junior in business administration from Sheridan, as the president of the Associated Students of UW (ASUW).

woman looking at camera MTV Comedian to Perform at UW April 27

April 20, 2016 — Comedian Jade Catta-Preta will perform Wednesday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. Her free show is open to the public.

head portrait of man Phi Beta Kappa Elects New Members to UW Chapter

April 20, 2016 — Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), the nation’s oldest academic honor society, has selected 27 new members for the University of Wyoming chapter, including a father-son duo elected to alumni membership.

woman crouching by snow bank Rawlins Student Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 20, 2016 — University of Wyoming student Jazlynn Hall, of Rawlins, is among 2,000 individuals nationwide to receive the highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship.

murrow logo Wyoming Public Radio Wins Three 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards

April 20, 2016 — Wyoming Public Radio won three regional Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

woman with arms ups in the center of a group of cringing people ‘Angry Psycho Princesses’ Premieres at UW April 26

April 20, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will close the spring semester with the premiere production of “Angry Psycho Princesses” -- the hilarious and haywire new musical that Disney doesn’t want you to see.

tree frog outline against dark background Artist and Biologist Brandon Ballengée Featured at ‘Sci-Art Salon’

April 19, 2016 — A free “Sci-Art Salon,” featuring a presentation by artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée, will take place Wednesday, April 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building.

Own It! Awards Ceremony to Honor UW Women in STEM May 4

April 19, 2016 — Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will be celebrated during the Own it! Awards Wednesday, May 4, from 6-8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW Choirs to Perform Year-End Concert April 22

April 19, 2016 — A “Choral Collage,” featuring the University of Wyoming’s Singing Statesmen, Happy Jacks and Bel Canto ensembles, will include a variety of music Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

April 19, 2016 — The University of Wyoming is offering employees and retirees an opportunity to choose the negotiated natural gas rate under the Choice Gas program. Employees who have not selected a supplier and rate have until 10 p.m. Thursday, April 28, to sign up for the special UW rate.

man sitting by computer UW Student Wins Prestigious Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship

April 19, 2016 — A University of Wyoming graduate student will have the opportunity to use one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to research wind farm simulations.

tiny house parked on sidewalk with people around it UW to Observe Earth Day April 22

April 19, 2016 — Activities ranging from glass recycling to a rummage swap are planned to celebrate Earth Day Friday, April 22, at the University of Wyoming.

group of people on a rustic porch Sagan Hunsaker Honored for Internationalization Achievements

April 18, 2016 — Sagan Hunsaker, who has coordinated 14 international service-learning trips for University of Wyoming students, recently received UW’s award for Staff Achievement in Internationalization.

Software Demonstrations April 25-29 for UW Finance Managers

April 18, 2016 — Deep-dive demonstrations of potential cloud-based platforms for University of Wyoming financial management, human capital management, budgeting and grants management are planned next week for users of the systems.

UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Faculty at Annual Awards Luncheon

April 18, 2016 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences will honor 10 faculty members with Extraordinary Merit Awards in teaching, research and advising.

UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Outstanding Former Faculty Member and Alumna

April 18, 2016 — A longtime faculty member and a national leader in communications and marketing will be recognized during the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences annual awards Saturday, May 7, at the UW Conference Center, 2229 Grand Ave. The reception begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon.

UW Information Technology Nomination Deadline Approaches

April 18, 2016 — The deadline is Friday, April 22, to nominate someone for the University of Wyoming Information Technology program to recognize individual excellence in the division.

UW Podcast Examines Deer Migration Study

April 18, 2016 — A wildlife migration study with significant implications for Wyoming’s mule deer population will be among discussion topics on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

woman with a group of people UW Student Affairs Recognizes Outstanding Contributions

April 18, 2016 — Students, faculty and staff from the University of Wyoming Division of Student Affairs and across UW were honored at the division’s recent annual recognition luncheon.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

April 18, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, via teleconference.

UW Women Hold on to Second Place Heading into Final Rodeo

April 18, 2016 — With just one regional rodeo remaining on the docket -- the 67th annual Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo -- the University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team is clinging to second place.

head portrait of woman Wyoming Institute for Disabilities Names New Director

April 18, 2016 — Sandra Root-Elledge, a skilled administrator and advocate for persons with disabilities, has been named the new executive director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming.

‘Semana Primavera’ Events Scheduled at UW April 18-23

April 18, 2016 — A performance and discussion by a spoken word artist, a blood drive, a barbecue cookout and a final fiesta highlight “Semana Primavera” (spring week) April 18-23 at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for April 17-23

April 15, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

view from above of person climbing rock face with another person on the ground below Climbing in the Laramie Range Topic of April 19 Slideshow

April 15, 2016 — Rock climbing in the Laramie Range will be the focus of a slideshow and talk Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Business auditorium.

Multimedia Program Examines Boom and Bust

April 15, 2016 — A live multimedia performance inspired by Wyoming’s boom-and-bust economy will be presented Monday, April 25, from 5-7 p.m. at the Alice Hardie Stevens Center at the Ivinson Mansion, 603 Ivinson Ave. in Laramie.

man sitting with elbows on table, smiling at camera Quartet and Pianist to Perform at UW Faculty Recital Series April 23-24

April 15, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series continues with “Chamber Music Greats” Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. and “Piano Classics” Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m., both in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 24-30

April 15, 2016 — 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 flipping hamburgers on a line of grills outdoors University of Wyoming Calendar for April 18-24

April 14, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled April 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

view of art gallery with large silhouette picture at the front UW Art Museum to Host ‘Promoting Social Justice Across Visual and Literary Arts’

April 14, 2016 — A panel discussion, “Promoting Social Justice Across Visual and Literary Arts,” will take place Wednesday, April 20, from 5-7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

UW’s Annual RSO Banquet Set April 25

April 14, 2016 — The University of Wyoming’s annual Recognized Student Organization (RSO) Awards of Excellence Banquet is set Monday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.

woman sitting on deck in mountains and holding papers UW Creative Writing Program to Host Poet and Essayist April 21

April 13, 2016 — Poet and essayist Linda Russo will read selections from her work Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. at Night Heron Books, located at 107 E. Ivinson Ave. in Laramie. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the reading.

UW Livestock Judging Team Completes Spring Season with Top-10 Finishes

April 13, 2016 — The University of Wyoming livestock judging team finished its spring season with top-10 finishes at each contest.

man with backpack walking in hallway UWPD Seeks Help in Identifying Person of Interest in Theft

April 13, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Police Department seeks the public’s help to identify a person of interest in connection with a theft earlier this week.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Handwriting on the Sherds

April 13, 2016 — A rather dry and technical scholarly article released Monday (April 11, 2016) about ancient handwriting generated breathless headlines this week. “Evidence on When the Bible Was Written,” wrote the New York Times. The opening sentence in The Washington Post’s article said, evidence suggests “that key biblical texts may have been composed earlier than what some scholars think.” “Bible Written Earlier Than Previously Believed?” asked The Christian Post.

UW Representatives to Visit Gillette April 19-20

April 13, 2016 — The University of Wyoming is offering individualized support to current or prospective students affected by layoffs in the energy industry in northeast Wyoming.

UW’s Friday Night Fever to Host Lip Sync Battle April 29

April 13, 2016 — Friday Night Fever will host the University of Wyoming’s first-ever Lip Sync Battle Friday, April 29, at 9 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The event is free to UW students.

head portraits of a man and a woman UW’s Saturday U Offers Lectures in Rock Springs April 23

April 13, 2016 — Southwestern Wyoming residents can attend college for a day when Saturday University is in session Saturday, April 23, in Rock Springs.

two men, one playing guitar and one playing banjo Family Music Duo to Perform at UW April 15 and 16

April 12, 2016 — Americana folk and family music duo The Okee Dokee Brothers will conclude the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs spring concert series Friday, April 15, at 1 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Multimedia Artist Phil Hansen to Speak at UW April 18

April 12, 2016 — Internationally recognized multimedia artist Phil Hansen will speak Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Room 111 of the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building.

UW Arts and Sciences College Names Outstanding Graduates

April 12, 2016 — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences has selected its outstanding graduating students for the 2015-16 academic year.

head portrait of woman UW Research Seeks Whether Manipulating Rumen Microbes Can Increase Feed Efficiency

April 12, 2016 — University of Wyoming scientists will use a $500,000 National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to study if microbes in the rumen could be influenced to improve beef cattle feed efficiency.

man and woman using broadswords UW to Host Regional Stage Combat Workshop This Weekend

April 12, 2016 — Two days of intensive instruction in theatrical swordplay, ninjutsu, fighting on film and more will be offered during the second annual UWYO Stage Combat Workshop Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, at the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

head portrait of man Vango Founder and CEO to be Guest Speaker at e2e Laramie Meeting April 20

April 12, 2016 — Ethan Appleby, the founder and CEO of Vango, will be the guest speaker of e2e Wyoming’s meeting in Laramie this month.

Candlelight Vigil Tuesday Following UW Student’s Death

April 11, 2016 — A candlelight vigil is planned Tuesday, April 12, at 8 p.m. on the University of Wyoming’s Fraternity Mall to honor the memory of a UW student who died of natural causes April 5.

woman standing in front of bookshelves Chatman Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

April 11, 2016 — Wendi Chatman, senior library assistant in access services, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming Libraries Outstanding Staff Award for her contributions during 2015.

excavation pit with bones showing UW Podcast Examines Significant Bison Kill Sites

April 11, 2016 — One of the world’s most significant bison kill sites will be among discussion topics on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

UW Prepares for Author Erik Larson’s Visit to Campus

April 11, 2016 — The University of Wyoming is making special provisions for visitors who plan to attend next week’s presentation by award-winning author Erik Larson.

man standing in a lab UW Researcher Part of Team That Defined Links Within Two Supercontinents

April 11, 2016 — A University of Wyoming researcher contributed to a paper that has apparently solved an age-old riddle of how constituent continents were arranged in two Precambrian supercontinents -- then known as Nuna-Columbia and Rodinia. It’s a finding that may have future economic implications for mining companies.

UW Women Move Back Into Second in CRMR Rodeo Standings

April 11, 2016 — A winning performance by barrel racer Kailee Webb at last weekend’s Colorado State University rodeo has lifted the University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team back into second place in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) standings.

UW’s Keepers of the Fire to Host Concert, Fashion Show April 13

April 11, 2016 — University of Wyoming student club Keepers of the Fire will host a free concert followed by a fashion show Wednesday, April 13, from 5-8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Center Ballroom.

woman in scrubs dancing with elderly woman UW’s Linda Johnson Honored for Work in Honduras

April 11, 2016 — Linda Johnson’s continuing efforts to provide medical care to villagers in one of the poorest and most isolated villages in Honduras have earned her the University of Wyoming’s Faculty Award for Internationalization.

head portrait of woman WPR’s Ballard Selected for Storytelling Workshop

April 11, 2016 — Wyoming Public Media’s (WPM) Caroline Ballard was chosen to participate in National Public Radio’s (NPR) Audio Storytelling Workshop, where public media creators will bring their ideas to Washington, D.C., for three days of planning, training and collaborating. NPR received more than 100 applications.

Wyoming Public Media Seeks Volunteers to Help with Spring Membership Drive

April 11, 2016 — Wyoming Public Media seeks volunteers to answer phones during its Spring Membership Drive that continues through Friday, April 22.

A Message from the President: Update on Diversity Efforts

April 8, 2016 — A milestone for the University of Wyoming was the Nov. 13, 2015 announcement that it would create (1) a Diversity Strategic Planning Committee (DSPC) representing all university constituencies and (2) create an administrative position responsible for coordinating diversity matters, issues and actions. Subsequently, on Jan. 25, 2016, the Board of Trustees authorized the position of Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, and the formation of a search committee to identify appropriate candidates for this position.

drivable lawn mover on grass near sidewalk Campus Construction Update for April 10-16

April 8, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

Evanston Student Claims State Geographic Bee Championship

April 8, 2016 — Degory Day, a seventh-grade student at Evanston Middle School, won the recent state Geographic Bee at Casper College.

two men looking at cards held at arm's length The Yes Men to Speak at UW April 15

April 8, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Department of Art and Art History will host activist duo The Yes Men Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building classroom and lobby. A reception will follow. The events are free and open to the public.

UW Student Poetry Slam Set April 13

April 8, 2016 — University of Wyoming students can participate in a poetry slam Wednesday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public, but participants must be UW students.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 17-23

April 8, 2016 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

man sitting with arms on table. ‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant to Perform April 15 at UW

April 8, 2016 — Renowned magician Derek Hughes will perform Friday, April 15, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming’s College of Education auditorium. The Friday Night Fever event is free to UW students.

black and white print of man in 1800s Southwestern clothing Filmmaker to Discuss Documentary Film at UW Monday

April 7, 2016 — Peabody Award-winning filmmaker John Valadez will show and discuss his film “The Head of Joaquin Murrieta” Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium.

man with guitar in lake and man with banjo beside him playing instruments University of Wyoming Calendar for April 11-17

April 7, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled April 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Ph.D. Students Win National Society for Range Management Awards

April 7, 2016 — Two Ph.D. students in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources earned first-place honors at the recent 2016 Society for Range Management annual meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas.

mosaic of a child's face Congolese Artist Exhibition Opens Saturday at UW Art Museum

April 6, 2016 — A new exhibition, “AIMÉ MPANE,” will open Saturday, April 9, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

head portrait of man Diversity Activist to Speak April 8 at UW Shepard Symposium

April 6, 2016 — Musician and poet Mohammed Bilal will speak Friday, April 8, at 9 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom as part of the Shepard Symposium on Social Justice.

UW College of Law Puts John Wilkes Booth on Trial

April 6, 2016 — What would have happened if John Wilkes Booth had been taken alive and tried in a court of law for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln?

smoke coming up from rolling prairie landscape UW Professor Receives EPA Grant to Study Wildfire Carbons

April 6, 2016 — A University of Wyoming researcher recently received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to study black and brown carbon emitted from wildfires, and the effect this carbon has on climate change.

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation Awards $69,000 to State’s Youths

April 6, 2016 — The Wyoming State 4-H Foundation has awarded more than $33,000 in new scholarships to Wyoming 4-Hers.

$30K Entrepreneurship Competition Final Presentations April 8 at UW

April 5, 2016 — Eight student teams will present their business proposals Friday, April 8, in the John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by the University of Wyoming College of Business.

woman sitting by computer, smiling at camera UW Employees Honored at Staff Recognition Day

April 5, 2016 — Cathy Shuster, an office associate with University of Wyoming Extension, today (Tuesday) was named UW’s outstanding employee of the year during the annual Staff Recognition Day at UW.

dancers on stage UW Invited to Perform at National Dance Festival

April 5, 2016 — University of Wyoming dancers are invited to perform at the National Festival of the American College Dance Association June 8-11 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

UW Plant Sciences Posters, Papers Win Regional Competition

April 5, 2016 — Three University of Wyoming graduate students took top honors for posters and papers at the March meeting of the Western Society of Weed Science in Albuquerque, N.M.

A Message from the President: Fiscal Realities Demand Discipline and Teamwork

April 4, 2016 — For many months, you have been hearing and reading about the revenue decline the state faces. The decline results from the precipitous fall of energy commodity prices and production volumes that began two years ago, and that may continue well into the future. The Legislature has made an initial response to this situation by reducing appropriations for state agencies -- including UW -- by 1.5 percent for the 2017-18 biennium beginning July 1. The Legislature may mandate further cuts for the second year of the coming biennium, and perhaps beyond. This letter explains how UW is responding to a situation that it has not faced in over 30 years.

head portrait of woman Kvenild Named Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarian at UW

April 4, 2016 — Cassandra Messersmith Kvenild, associate librarian and head of the University of Wyoming’s Learning Resource Center (LRC), is the recipient of UW’s 2016 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award.

Release Time for UW Staff Recognition Day Tuesday

April 4, 2016 — University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity has granted up to two hours of release time to attend Staff Recognition Day Tuesday, April 5, from 10 a.m.-noon in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. Free parking is available, and the campus commuter will run directly to the Gateway Center.

woman sitting at table and holding rocks UW Geologist Barbara John to Give President’s Speakers Series Talk

April 4, 2016 — Geologist Barbara John will discuss University of Wyoming explorations of mid-ocean ridges during the 2016 Spring President’s Speakers Series talk Tuesday, April 12, at 4:10 p.m. in the UW Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium.

closeup of toad on the ground UW Podcast Examines Disappearing and Endangered Species

April 4, 2016 — Specialists will discuss Wyoming’s leadership role in managing threatened species and explain how the state is affected by the worldwide phenomena of vanishing amphibians and disappearing honeybees on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

man speaking into a microphone UW Professor Honored for Making Rangeland Science Available to All

April 4, 2016 — The United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) will present honorary membership to University of Wyoming Professor John Tanaka for making rangeland science more widely accessible, collecting local knowledge and strengthening knowledge networks.

UW Transit Services Available for Sanders Campaign Event

April 4, 2016 — People planning to attend Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Tuesday evening appearance at the University of Wyoming are encouraged to take advantage of UW transit services.

little girls  holding up sections of very wide ribbon with bucking horses on it Campus Construction Update for April 3-9

April 1, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

seated man in surgical scrubs talking to man standing by door McGinley Orthopedics Awarded Hard Science Incubator Client of the Year

April 1, 2016 — A client of the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Technology Business Center in Casper has been named the International Business Innovation Association’s (InBIA) 2016 Outstanding Hard Science Incubator Client of the Year.

man sitting by a computer UW Receives Patent for Huntington’s Disease Treatment

April 1, 2016 — The University of Wyoming recently was awarded a patent for a method that potentially could be used to help treat patients with Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 10-16

April 1, 2016 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.


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