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January 2017 Releases


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photos of a woman and two men Popular UW Saturday U Program Returns to Gillette Feb. 9

January 31, 2017 — Campbell County residents have the opportunity to be college students once again -- minus the tests, stress and homework -- with three professors from the University of Wyoming and Gillette College lecturing during UW’s popular Saturday U program Thursday, Feb. 9.

group of people with US flag UW Nordic Ski Teams Turn in Personal Top Performances at World Games

January 31, 2017 — Being selected to carry the U.S. flag in the opening ceremonies at the Universiade World University Games (WUG) this week in Almaty, Kazakhstan, was big for Casper’s Elise Sulser. She turned that honor into a personal best on the Nordic ski trails later in the day.

UW Trustees Education Initiative Announces Town-Hall Meeting Series

January 31, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative (TEI) invites Wyomingites to participate in a series of town-hall meetings to gather stakeholder perspectives on the UW College of Education and its educator preparation programs in service of Wyoming’s preschool through high school students.

UW’s Manufacturing-Works Receives $500,000 Grant to Help State Businesses

January 31, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Manufacturing-Works was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that will help support Wyoming businesses.

Departments Merge to Create UW Material Services

January 30, 2017 — A new department called Material Services has been created within University of Wyoming Operations (formerly Physical Plant).

woman seated at desk by computer Hastings-Arrollo is UW Staff Employee of the Quarter

January 30, 2017 — Despite losing employees in the department and having to pick up additional duties, Andrea Hastings-Arrollo has managed to serve the Department of Economics and Finance fully. Her continued dedication is among the attributes that have earned her the University of Wyoming Staff Employee of the Third Quarter award.

Media Can Call on UW Faculty for Commentary, Expertise

January 30, 2017 — Whether you need an economist to speak about energy trends occurring in Wyoming or a zoologist to discuss some of the state’s critters, the University of Wyoming has faculty experts in these and many other fields available.

UW Employees Invited to Self-Identify

January 30, 2017 — University of Wyoming employees are invited to self-identify as members of federally recognized populations.

a row of computer servers with Cheyenne on them in huge, colorful letters UW Researchers to Use New Cheyenne Supercomputer for Two Initial Projects

January 30, 2017 — The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) launched operations this month of one of the world’s most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputers, providing the nation with a major new tool to advance understanding of the atmospheric and related earth system sciences.

UW Schedules Spring 2017 Commencement Events

January 30, 2017 — The schedule has been set for the University of Wyoming’s major spring 2017 commencement activities, including a few changes from recent years.

UW Staff Award Nominations Accepted Through Feb. 28

January 30, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Staff Senate seeks nominations for the awards to be presented during its 2017 Staff Recognition Day.

UW Student Employee of the Year Nominations Accepted Now

January 30, 2017 — Nominations are being accepted now for the University of Wyoming’s Student Employee of the Year. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 17.

Campus Construction Update for Jan. 29-Feb. 4

January 27, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 29-Feb. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

UW African American and Diaspora Studies Plans Spring Film Series

January 27, 2017 — Four films with prestigious nominations for this season’s Academy Awards, including Best Picture nods, will be shown during the African American and Diaspora Studies spring film series at the University of Wyoming.

black and white print with a mask above and a rose below UW Ann Simpson Artmobile to Visit Black Butte High School in Rock Springs

January 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Ann Simpson Artmobile, sponsored by Union Wireless, will visit Black Butte High School in Rock Springs with the exhibition “Surrealism: Visions of the Mind” Feb. 14-17.

head portrait of a man UW Center for Global Studies-Wallop Democracy Program in Sheridan Feb. 4

January 27, 2017 — Democracy from a global perspective is the focus of the first University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies-Senator Malcolm Wallop Conversations on Democracy program Saturday, Feb. 4, in Sheridan.

UW Leadership Group is January Featured Recognized Student Organization

January 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s society for leaders, National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS), is January’s featured recognized student organization (RSO), selected by the Campus Activities Center staff.

Weekly Seminars for Health Care Professionals Available Through UW

January 27, 2017 — A series of free internet programs focusing on geriatric health care will continue to be offered through Tuesday, March 7, at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 5-11

January 27, 2017 — 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 examining human bones on the ground New Book Summarizes Decades of Easter Island Research by UW Scientists, Others

January 26, 2017 — Mention the name Easter Island, and images of giant stone statues with oversized heads may come to mind. These monumental figures account for one of the many mysteries surrounding the remote island in the Pacific Ocean and its earliest inhabitants.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 30-Feb. 5

January 26, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

color photo of stars with hearts-shaped stars in the picture UW Planetarium’s February Programs Focus on Dark Matter, Exoplanets and Valentine’s Day

January 26, 2017 — Dark matter, exoplanets and even a little nod to love spice up February’s schedule at the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium.

people in suits seated outsdie a cafe Escher String Quartet Opens UW Cultural Programs Spring Series Feb. 3

January 25, 2017 — New York-based Escher String Quartet’s “finely honed technique” ensemble is scheduled to open the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs spring schedule Friday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Game Night for UW Students Jan. 28

January 25, 2017 — A variety of activities are planned for a “Welcome Back Game Night” for University of Wyoming students Saturday, Jan. 28, at 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union.

man standing in front of the outside wall of a building Native American Hip-Hop Artist to Perform Feb. 1 During UW’s MLK DOD Week

January 25, 2017 — Native American hip-hop artist Frank Waln will perform next week as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLK DOD) at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

January 25, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2016 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Resident

January 25, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2016 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

UW Lifesavers Coalition Receives Donation

January 25, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Lifesavers Coalition recently received a $2,000 gift to help with suicide prevention efforts.

UW MBA Students Schedule Spring Executive Speaker Series

January 25, 2017 — University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program students will have the opportunity to meet business executives this spring semester and receive real-world learning experiences.

man with arms crossed standing outside UW Professor Part of Ecosystem Disturbance and Recovery Debt Research

January 25, 2017 — For years, ecological restoration has been seen as a key tool for building back biodiversity and resilience in ecosystems that have been disturbed.

woman holding paper in front of her face Real Women, Real Bodies Photography Exhibition in UW’s Gallery 234

January 24, 2017 — The positive body image photography exhibition “When Do We Start Judging” is on display through Thursday, Feb. 9, in the University of Wyoming Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. A reception is planned Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Nonresident

January 24, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2016 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls: Resident

January 24, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2016 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

children at a long table making things with paper UW Art Museum to Offer Family Workshop Feb. 4

January 24, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Family Saturday Workshop” Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m.-noon.

Evans Appointed as UW’s Chief Legal Counsel

January 23, 2017 — Tara Evans, who has been serving as the University of Wyoming’s interim general counsel since August, has been named UW’s chief legal counsel effective Feb. 1.

Judges Needed for Wyoming State Science Fair at UW in March

January 23, 2017 — Volunteer judges are being sought to help judge student projects for the 2017 Wyoming State Science Fair March 5-7 at the University of Wyoming.

Nominations Accepted for UW Outstanding Graduating Male and Female

January 23, 2017 — Nominations are now being accepted for the Tobin Memorial Award for the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating male and the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award for the outstanding graduating female.

UW Staff Members Honored for Communications Excellence

January 23, 2017 — University of Wyoming communications and marketing specialists received 14 awards during the Jan. 19-21 Wyoming Press Association (WPA) associates’ group annual contest.

Campus Construction Update for Jan. 22-28

January 20, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

four men and a woman posing on stairs against a building UW’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Kicks Off Second Year of Stimulating New Companies

January 20, 2017 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) -- a business development program of the University of Wyoming -- will continue to build upon the successes of its Casper Start-Up Challenge with a second year of the $50,000 seed fund.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 29-Feb. 4

January 20, 2017 — 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.

logo GRO-Biz Conference Slated in Casper Feb. 22-23

January 19, 2017 — For the 15th year, Wyoming’s business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the GRO-Biz Conference and Idea Expo Feb. 22-23 at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper.

Trivia Night for UW Students Jan. 25

January 19, 2017 — A free trivia night for University of Wyoming students is scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 23-29

January 19, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

January 19, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2016 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President’s Honor Roll: Resident

January 19, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2016 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

RSO Club and Organization Fair Jan. 26 at UW

January 18, 2017 — University of Wyoming students will have an opportunity to learn about the different clubs and organizations that are available to them Thursday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union breezeway.

UW Nordic Team, Coaches to Compete at World University Games in Kazakhstan

January 18, 2017 — University of Wyoming Nordic ski club team members and coaches are part of the USA team that will compete at the Universiade World University Games (WUG) Jan. 29-Feb. 8 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Donald Trump: The Evangelical Christian’s Choice

January 18, 2017 — Donald Trump was the resounding choice of white Christians who identified themselves as evangelical or as born again.

UW Student-Led 7220 Entertainment Volunteer Meeting Jan. 25

January 18, 2017 — Student volunteers are being sought for various committees that bring quality entertainment to University of Wyoming students throughout the semester.

Agnes Milstead Librarianship Award Applications Due Feb. 16 at UW

January 17, 2017 — Nominations for the Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award for University of Wyoming faculty will be accepted through Thursday, Feb. 16.

Agnes Milstead Librarianship Award Applications Due Feb. 16 at UW

January 17, 2017 — Nominations for the Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award for University of Wyoming faculty will be accepted through Thursday, Feb. 16.

Listening Session for UW-Casper Scheduled Jan. 23

January 17, 2017 — A dialogue and listening session has been scheduled for staff members and students at the University of Wyoming’s branch campus in Casper to provide input for the university’s strategic plan.

UW Outdoor Program Spring Sign-Ups Begin Jan. 23

January 17, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program will offer more than 40 different trips, clinics and programs this spring. Sign-ups begin Monday, Jan. 23, at 9 a.m.

group of people standing and holding a sign UW Students Recognized for Bicycle Friendly Community Designation

January 17, 2017 — Four University of Wyoming students were recognized at the Laramie City Council meeting Dec. 6 for their contributions to achieving a Bicycle Friendly Community designation for the city.

head portrait of a man UW VP Gern to Serve on Prestigious Advisory Council

January 17, 2017 — Bill Gern, the University of Wyoming’s vice president for research and economic development, has been appointed to the Advisory Council for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

UW’s WyoCloud Team Updates Website

January 17, 2017 — A new and improved WyoCloud website is now live, allowing University of Wyoming employees to learn more about UW’s new cloud-based finance, administrative, research support and reporting system.

Campus Construction Update for Jan. 15-21

January 13, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

logo UW Art Museum Will Host ‘Evening Conversations with Curators’ Jan. 31

January 13, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Evening Conversations with Curators” Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

photo of two men in profile UW Student Recognized During Governor’s Annual Speech

January 13, 2017 — A University of Wyoming student and member of the Wyoming Research Scholars Program (WRSP) was recognized by Gov. Matt Mead during his State of the State address Wednesday.

airplane at night on snowy runway UW to Lead Cloud-Seeding Project in Southwestern Idaho

January 13, 2017 — The University of Wyoming, with the use of its King Air research aircraft, is heading a cloud-seeding project -- funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) -- in southwestern Idaho that began last week.

UW Trustees Set Agenda for Jan. 18-20 Meeting

January 13, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive updates on an array of issues during its regular January meeting Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 18-20.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 22-28

January 13, 2017 — 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.

Gern SBA Honors UW's Gern for Small-Business Efforts

January 12, 2017 — Recognizing his efforts to boost small business development in Wyoming for more than two decades, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has given one of its highest honors to University of Wyoming Vice President for Research and Economic Development Bill Gern.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 16-22

January 12, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

woman in scrubs standing at counter Laramie Physician Credits UW, Family for Success

January 11, 2017 — Taking the easy path through her education wasn’t ever an option for Kim Westbrook.

black and white photo of someone smoking a pipe with another person in the background UW Art Museum to Feature Faculty and Student Art at Spring Opening Reception

January 11, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will feature the 42nd annual Juried UW Student Exhibition and the UW Art Department Faculty Exhibition during a free reception to celebrate all new exhibitions for the spring semester. The opening reception is set Friday, Feb. 10, from 6-8 p.m., with the student award ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m.

UW Researchers Seek Participants for Elder Financial Abuse Study

January 11, 2017 — Volunteers are being sought by University of Wyoming scientists to participate in research of elder financial abuse in Wyoming.

UW Webinar Looks at Digital Marketing Opportunities

January 11, 2017 — Google now processes more than 40,000 search queries every second. That amounts to more than 3.5 billion requests per day. In these difficult economic times, getting your business noticed on social media and other digital marketing venues is more important than ever.

man standing in front of a wall with arms crossed Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue Events Scheduled at UW

January 10, 2017 — Speakers, a Native American hip-hop artist, coffee talks, and the annual march and supper highlight Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLK DOD) Jan. 30-Feb. 4 at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a man UW Webinar Series Explores Tax Considerations for the Self-Employed

January 10, 2017 — Keith Hall, a certified public accountant and tax expert, will assist Wyoming self-employed businesses in getting the tax help they need.

Wyoming-Utah Ag Days Include Livestock, Resource Management Sessions

January 10, 2017 — Two days of workshops ranging from livestock and land resource management to worker protection standards are Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 25-26, in Evanston.

Listening Session for UW Staff Members Scheduled Thursday

January 9, 2017 — A second dialogue and listening session has been scheduled for University of Wyoming staff members to provide input for the university’s strategic plan.

New Video Highlights UW Science Initiative

January 9, 2017 — The University of Wyoming has produced a new video that highlights UW’s Top-Tier Science Initiative.

UW Announces MLK/Equality Day Closure

January 9, 2017 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Wyoming Equality Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 17.

UW Fleet Services Begins Process to Distribute New License Plates

January 9, 2017 — Wyoming law requires that the design of license plates change every eight years, and new plates are being issued during calendar year 2017. All UW plated vehicles need to have the new plates displayed by March 31, 2017, which is the date that has been specified for UW government-exempt license plates.

blue-green bird sitting on a nest UW Researcher Contributes to Paper About Impacts of Changing Rainfall on Tropical Birds

January 9, 2017 — Twenty species of tropical birds in Panama are affected -- in terms of survival, recruitment and, ultimately, population growth -- depending on the amount and timing of rainfall the tropical area receives. And long-term climate change may well have an adverse impact on many of these bird species in the next 50 years, according to a University of Wyoming researcher involved with the study.

Campus Construction Update for Jan. 8-14

January 6, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

group of poeple Fisher Innovation Challenge Qualifiers Will Share Business Inspirations at e2e Meeting

January 6, 2017 — University of Wyoming students who were named qualifiers in the recent Fisher Innovation Challenge (FIC) will share their new companies at the next e2e Wyoming meeting in Laramie.

five people standing behind a counter with a sign that says Pathways UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Lauds Four Community Partners

January 6, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing recently honored four community partners.

Wyoming Business Tips for Jan. 15-21

January 6, 2017 — 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.

footprints in stone Research Sheds New Light on High-Altitude Settlement in Tibet

January 5, 2017 — Humans likely established permanent settlements on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau between 13,000-7,400 years ago, according to new research published today in the journal Science.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 9-15

January 5, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Identifies Suspect in May Sorority Intrusion

January 5, 2017 — A man accused of breaking into college residence halls in New Jersey and groping young women as they slept has been linked through DNA evidence to an incident at the University of Wyoming last May.

SBDC Webinar Focuses on Exporting Opportunities

January 4, 2017 — Selling globally is important and can help a company grow its business.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Star of Bethlehem and Jesus as a Divine Human Being

January 4, 2017 — Before the Christmas season is completely forgotten, it should consider one of Christianity’s most familiar images, the Star of Bethlehem. Described in Matthew 2:9-11 as leading the wise men to the infant Jesus’ house, it has seized the Christian imagination and returns every December in Christmas-season worship. It often appears in art, whether in classical paintings, Christmas cards or children’s Sunday School drawings.

UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Recognizes Staff, Faculty Members

January 3, 2017 — 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 in December.

UW Operations Units Merge in Streamlining Effort

January 3, 2017 — In an effort to streamline the newly consolidated University of Wyoming Operations, a number of improvements have been made to the organization’s structure.

woman crouching in the grass with  dandelion puff in her hand UW Research Finds Prairie Dogs Increase Forage Quality, Acknowledges Nuisances

January 3, 2017 — Ranchers have known prairie dogs can reduce rangeland forage by as much as half, but prairie dogs may significantly increase the quality of forage that regrows, according to research by a University of Wyoming master’s degree student.


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