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May 2017 Releases


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woman holding a young ostrich Recent UW Pre-Vet Grad Gains Experience in Thailand

May 31, 2017 — A recent University of Wyoming graduate spent three months in Thailand this spring, helping animals and learning what it’s like to be a veterinarian.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Christian Memory of “Armageddon”

May 31, 2017 — A T-shirt spotted on the street in Jerusalem said it all. On the back it read, “I survived Armageddon 2010.” 2010? Wasn’t Armageddon supposed to be the end of the world? It is now 2017; apparently, we all survived.

woman exercising on a yoga mat UW Student Receives National Sorority Scholarship

May 31, 2017 — Paige Hanewald, from Casper, is among three students nationwide to receive scholarships from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Foundation.

man standing beside a stream UW Students Perry, Julian Win ‘Communicating About Water’ Essay Contest

May 31, 2017 — In Wyoming, water has long been a precious resource. Two University of Wyoming students were able to write eloquently on the topic of water and help themselves a little financially in the process.

head portrait of a woman Book by UW’s Couch Makes ‘Kansas Notable Book’ List

May 30, 2017 — Julianne Couch, an associate lecturer in the University of Wyoming’s Department of English, is the author of a book named a “Kansas Notable Book” by the State Library of Kansas.

UW Employee of the Quarter Nomination Deadline June 9

May 30, 2017 — The deadline to nominate someone for the University of Wyoming Employee of the Second Quarter is Friday, June 9.

UW Offers Advice on International Travel

May 30, 2017 — The University of Wyoming advises students, faculty and staff traveling abroad this summer that the U.S. Department of State issued a security message for U.S. citizens May 24 for the United Kingdom. This is in addition to a European travel alert issued May 1.

UW Trustees Budget Committee to Meet June 1 and 5

May 30, 2017 — The budget committee of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has scheduled two meetings to continue its consideration of UW’s budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Campus Construction Update for May 28-June 3

May 26, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 28-June 3 at the University of Wyoming:

headshot of man FullContact Founder is e2e Wyoming Speaker in Laramie June 14

May 26, 2017 — The co-founder of FullContact, a Denver-based technology company, will be the next e2e Wyoming speaker in Laramie Wednesday, June 14.

group of people looking at silver dollar in floor of Art Museum UW Art Museum to Celebrate Summer Solstice June 20

May 26, 2017 — The public is invited to attend the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s annual summer solstice celebration Tuesday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 4-10

May 26, 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.

painting of woman with baby University of Wyoming Calendar for May 29-June 4

May 25, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled May 29-June 4 at the University of Wyoming:

man holding award UW Alumnus Pete Simpson Jr. Wins Obie Award

May 25, 2017 — University of Wyoming alumnus Pete Simpson Jr. is the recipient of an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance, co-presented by the Village Voice and the American Theatre Wing. He received the award May 22 at the 62nd Annual Obie Awards in New York City.

adults and kids making art UW Art Museum to Offer Family Workshop June 3

May 25, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host Family Saturday Workshop June 3 from 10 a.m.-noon.

photo of members of the livestock judging team UW Livestock Judging Team Records First Top-Five National Finish in 25 Years

May 25, 2017 — Two University of Wyoming livestock judging team members this spring recorded the highest-ever UW scores at national meets, and the team posted its first top-five national finish in 25 years.

photo of Jupiter and Saturn UW Planetarium Offers Stargazing Opportunities in June

May 25, 2017 — With nice evenings just around the corner, the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium offers many stargazing opportunities as well as a variety of programs on the summer solstice, the August eclipse and Greek mythology.

woman sitting at table with microscope and computer Four UW Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 24, 2017 — Four University of Wyoming students have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships to pursue research in their fields this summer.

New $2.27 Million Gift Supports Contemporary Art at UW Art Museum

May 24, 2017 — An anonymous gift of $2.27 million will create the Susan B. Moldenhauer FUNd for Contemporary Art for the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

painting of a mask and two heads UW Art Museum to Host Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception June 2

May 24, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will celebrate summer exhibitions with a free public opening reception Friday, June 2, from 6-8 p.m.

man digging in dirt UW Professor Publishes Groundwater Study Peering Deep into the Past

May 24, 2017 — University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Kevin Befus led a groundwater study that explored how Earth’s groundwater resources contain water from the deep hydrologic past.

photo strip of female student and male student UW Students Receive Walsh Fellowship for Russian and International Studies

May 24, 2017 — Two University of Wyoming students have been awarded the prestigious Jade Walsh Fellowship for Russian and International Studies. The UW International Programs Office and Center for Global Studies sponsor the award.

child with pencil at table UW Art Museum to Offer Preschool Classes in June

May 23, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will offer Friday morning preschool classes June 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 10-11 a.m. each day.

head portrait of a woman UW-Casper Counseling Student Receives National Rural Scholarship

May 23, 2017 — A student in the school counseling program at the University of Wyoming at Casper is a recipient of a scholarship from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation.

man showing poster to another man UW Engineering Group Reaches New Audience with Outreach

May 23, 2017 — Four individuals from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Wyoming recently performed outreach education on the East Coast.

solar panels in a field with sun shining in the background UW Professors Discover Way to Make Solar Cells More Efficient

May 23, 2017 — When it comes to improving the efficiency of solar cells, a group of University of Wyoming professors has discovered a way to do so by adding manganese atoms -- an alternate metal -- to the mix. Doing so, they found, dramatically increases solar cell energy conversion by an average 300 percent and, in some cases, up to 700 percent.

man speaking into microphone and standing in front of grape vines Agricultural Society Honors UW Scientist for Research Efforts

May 22, 2017 — A scientist at the Sheridan Research and Extension Center who uses precision breeding to improve grape varieties and vineyard management has been recognized by the national honor society of agriculture.

Photocopier Product Show Offered This Week at UW

May 22, 2017 — University of Wyoming employees are reminded of a Konica Minolta photocopier product show that will include demonstrations Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23-24, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days in the East Ballroom of the Wyoming Union.

Scholars Awarded Travel Grants for Research at UW’s American Heritage Center

May 22, 2017 — Scholars from across the country and beyond will travel to the University of Wyoming in the coming year to pursue their research in the vast archives of UW’s American Heritage Center (AHC).

UW Announces Memorial Day Closures

May 22, 2017 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

head portraits of Lawrence Boram, Kristin Kapeles and Sarah Smith UW Students Honored During Nursing Convocation Ceremony

May 22, 2017 — Fourteen University of Wyoming nursing students were honored for their various contributions during the recent Nursing Convocation ceremony, which took place May 12 in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Actions

May 22, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following personnel items during its meeting Friday, May 12.

man standing with small telescope in hallway UW’s Michael Pierce Appointed to Thirty Meter Telescope Science Team

May 22, 2017 — Near Pasadena, Calif., and at various locations around the world, a team of scientists, engineers and project specialists is busy planning and designing what eventually will become the most advanced and powerful optical telescope on Earth. And a University of Wyoming professor was recently invited to play an integral role. Again.

wyocloud logo WyoCloud Expo May 31 for UW Community

May 22, 2017 — Members of the University of Wyoming community will have an opportunity Wednesday, May 31, to get their hands on the new WyoCloud Financial Management system that will be released July 17.

Campus Construction Update for May 21-27

May 19, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a man SBDC Webinar to Look at Financial Forecasting for Small Businesses

May 19, 2017 — Businesses, using traditional budgeting practices, refer to past data to forecast future results. In times of fluctuating income and expenses, last year’s results may not be a great predictor for next year.

Student-Proposed Lighting Upgrade on UW Campus Cuts Costs, Improves Efficiency

May 19, 2017 — A recent lighting switch at the heart of the University of Wyoming campus will help reduce costs and improve energy efficiency, thanks to a student proposal.

Students Selected for UW Summer High School Institute

May 19, 2017 — An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 85 talented rising juniors throughout the state will be presented in the 32nd annual Summer High School Institute (HSI) June 4-24 at the University of Wyoming.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 28-June 3

May 19, 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.

LogiLube LLC Becomes Latest Graduate of UW’s Business Incubator

May 18, 2017 — LogiLube LLC, a Laramie-based technology company that specializes in intelligent machine health condition monitoring, is the latest startup company to graduate from the University of Wyoming’s business incubator, the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC).

man at planetarium control computer with projection of space overhead University of Wyoming Calendar for May 22-28

May 18, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled May 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Trustees Education Initiative Board to Meet June 26

May 18, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative Board is scheduled to meet Monday, June 26, at 10 a.m. in Salons D and E of the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. The meeting is open to the public.

Workshops to Help Manage Stress Offered at UW

May 18, 2017 — Workshops to help manage stress and create a better lifestyle will be offered this summer to University of Wyoming students, staff and faculty.

old-fashioned woman in a bison hat New Exhibitions to Open May 27 at UW Art Museum

May 17, 2017 — Three new exhibitions will open Saturday, May 27, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Blame It on the Declaration: America’s History of Ethical Change

May 17, 2017 — The Declaration of Independence opens with this statement: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” This statement was meant to be a solid and noncontroversial principle of what Americans believed on the eve of rebellion against the British.

man leaning aginst a railing outside UW Student from Upton Secures National Sigma Chi Internship

May 17, 2017 — As his freshman year at the University of Wyoming has come to an end, Seth Jones already stands out as an accomplished young UW leader. Starting June 12, Jones will be the summer leadership intern at Sigma Chi national headquarters.

SBDC Webinar to Provide Commercialization Assistance to Small Businesses

May 16, 2017 — Most federal agencies that offer SBIR/STTR grants provide commercialization assistance to Phase I grant recipients.

head portraits of Morgan Jacobs, Nicole McConnell and Lindsay Rockvam Ten UW Juniors Receive Summer Nursing Internships

May 16, 2017 — Ten junior students from the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing will participate in summer nursing internships, many with the University of Colorado or UCHealth system.

children working at a table with paper, scissors and clay UW Art Museum to Host Summer Art Camps

May 16, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will offer two Summer Art Camp sessions in June for students ages 6-15.

head portrait of a woman UW-Casper Counseling Student Receives National Fellowship

May 16, 2017 — Shortly after she earned a bachelor’s degree in theater from Mills College in Oakland, Calif., the national civil service program AmeriCorps brought Nurieh Glasgow to Wyoming in 2000.

head portraits of Susan Steiner, Jenifer Thomas, and Sherrie Rubio-Wallace Eleven UW Nursing Faculty and Staff Recognized

May 15, 2017 — Eleven University of Wyoming nursing faculty and staff members were recently recognized for their efforts with special awards bestowed by the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing and other groups during various events in April.

man standing UW Gains Seat on State Board of Education

May 15, 2017 — University of Wyoming College of Education Dean D. Ray Reutzel will represent UW on the Wyoming State Board of Education.

UW to Eliminate Positions of 37 Current Employees

May 15, 2017 — The positions of 37 current employees of the University of Wyoming will be eliminated as of June 30, part of UW’s response to a loss of $42 million in state funding for the current biennium.

UW Trustees Approve Honors College

May 15, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Honors Program will become an Honors College with its own dean, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

UW’s Elementary Education Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best

May 15, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s elementary education program ranks No. 6 among the top 35 bachelor’s in elementary education degree programs nationwide, according to an independent online publication.

airplane taking off Wildfire Smoke Study Includes UW Atmospheric Science Faculty

May 15, 2017 — The University of Wyoming is among five universities involved in a groundbreaking study about the effects of wildfire smoke.

WyoCloud Leadership Forum Wednesday at UW

May 15, 2017 — A WyoCloud Leadership Forum is Wednesday, May 17, from 1-2 p.m. in the West Ballroom of the University of Wyoming Union. Refreshments will be served.

‘Going the Extra Mile’ Awards Presented at UW

May 15, 2017 — University Disability Support Services (UDSS) presented its “Going the Extra Mile” award to University of Wyoming faculty, staff and departments.

head portrait of a man Cabrera Rodas Finalist for UW’s Top Graduate Honor

May 12, 2017 — José Andrés Cabrera Rodas, of Guatemala, was among seven finalists for the 2017 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

Campus Construction Update for May 14-20

May 12, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a man Cook Finalist for UW’s Tobin Award

May 12, 2017 — Trevor Cook, of Cody, was among seven finalists for the 2017 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

head portrait of a man Klebba Finalist for UW’s Top Graduate Award

May 12, 2017 — Phil Klebba, of Sheridan, was among seven finalists for the 2017 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

man sitting on stairs outside Romanek Finalist for Award that Honors UW’s Top Graduate

May 12, 2017 — Zane Romanek, of Douglas, was among seven finalists for the 2017 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

group of people standing in a circle outside UW Art Museum’s Summer Teaching Institute to Investigate Art, Science

May 12, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 2017 Summer Teaching Institute, “Transforming Learning: Investigating Art and Science,” will examine the intersections of art and science through biology and sculpture. The institute is set Wednesday through Friday, June 21-23.

head portrait of a woman UW Hires Chief Diversity Officer, VP for Student Affairs

May 12, 2017 — An administrator who has led efforts to create a diverse, welcoming and inclusive environment at Ohio’s Bowling Green State University has been selected as the University of Wyoming’s first chief diversity officer.

man seated at desk with computer UW Research and Economic Development Day Sets Schedule of ‘Lightning Talks’

May 12, 2017 — Thirty-eight University of Wyoming faculty members are scheduled to participate in “lightning talks,” or science in five minutes, during UW Research and Economic Development Day Thursday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. in Rooms 129 and 133 of the Classroom Building.

complete solar eclipse with corona of light around dark disc of moon UW Solar Eclipse Expert to Visit Sheridan May 15

May 12, 2017 — How far would you travel to see a total eclipse of the sun?

head portrait of a man Wiswell Finalist for UW’s Tobin Award as Top Graduating Man

May 12, 2017 — Sam Wiswell, of Wilson, was among seven finalists for the 2017 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 21-27

May 12, 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.

head portrait of a man Yang Finalist for UW Tobin Honor

May 12, 2017 — Richard Yang, of Laramie, was among seven finalists for the 2017 Tobin Memorial Award as the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating man.

head portrait of a woman Cooley Finalist for UW’s Spitaleri Award

May 11, 2017 — Kadi Lee Cooley, from Powell, was among seven finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of a woman Cranford Finalist for UW’s Top Graduating Award

May 11, 2017 — Meghann Cranford, from Evanston, was among seven finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of a woman Hanekamp Finalist for UW’s Spitaleri Award

May 11, 2017 — Heidi Hanekamp, from Laramie, was among seven finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of a woman Hughes Finalist for UW’s Top Graduating Woman

May 11, 2017 — Ellen Hughes, from Elizabeth, Colo., was among seven finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of a woman Kent Finalist for UW’s Top Graduate Honor

May 11, 2017 — Meghan Kent, from Laramie, was among seven finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of a man Nobel Laureate to Speak at UW Today

May 11, 2017 — The researcher who co-discovered a central mechanism of gene manipulation and ultimately shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will speak at the University of Wyoming today (Thursday).

Search Committee Seeks Input on UW Research VP Finalists

May 11, 2017 — The committee leading the search for the University of Wyoming’s next vice president for research and economic development is seeking input on the four finalists for the job.

head portrait of a woman Stein Finalist for UW’s Top Graduating Honor

May 11, 2017 — Sydney Stein, from Breckenridge, Colo., was among seven finalists for the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

interior of greenhouse with lushly growing plants University of Wyoming Calendar for May 15-21

May 11, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled May 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Moves to Consolidate Departments, Eliminate Low-Enrollment Programs

May 11, 2017 — In an effort to reduce administrative costs and achieve other efficiencies, the University of Wyoming plans to consolidate several academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education.

man sitting at a computer UW Graduate Student One of 36 Selected for CyberGIS Summer School

May 10, 2017 — A University of Wyoming graduate student is one of 36 nationwide chosen to participate in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications’ CyberGIS Center for Advanced and Digital Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 15-20.

head portrait of a man SBDC Webinar to Provide Ways to Write Business Social Media Posts

May 9, 2017 — According to recent statistics, 93 percent of all purchase decisions are influenced by social media. Small-business owners need to understand how to compose posts that will drive potential customers to their brands.

two women standing beside a large microscope UW-Casper to Graduate First Medical Laboratory Sciences Students

May 9, 2017 — The first graduates of the University of Wyoming at Casper’s new medical laboratory sciences program will receive their bachelor’s degrees this week.

woman sitting on curb by large banner-type sign UW College of Education Professor Receives Second Fulbright Award

May 9, 2017 — University of Wyoming College of Education Associate Professor Amy Roberts recently earned her second Fulbright Award to teach and conduct research in Myanmar, Southeast Asia.

Final Candidate for UW Research VP to Speak Tuesday

May 8, 2017 — The final candidate for the position of vice president for research and economic development at the University of Wyoming is scheduled to visit campus this week.

Photocopier Training Offered May 23-24 at UW

May 8, 2017 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff members can learn about Konica Minolta photocopier equipment during a product show that will include demonstrations Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23-24, in the East Ballroom of the Wyoming Union.

Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Summit Scheduled June 13-15 at Little America

May 8, 2017 — The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Summit brings together the Wyoming dementia care community to network and share ideas, resources and innovations on care for those with dementia.

head portrait of a woman UW Professor Named Fellow of American Statistical Association

May 8, 2017 — University of Wyoming Professor Snehalata Huzurbazar has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s pre-eminent professional statistical society.

UW Summer Hours Begin May 15

May 8, 2017 — University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will observe summer hours (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) beginning Monday, May 15, through Friday, Aug. 25. Fall semester classes will begin Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Volunteers Needed for UW Move-In 2017

May 8, 2017 — Volunteers are needed to welcome new and returning students and their families to the University of Wyoming for the fall semester.

Campus Construction Update for May 7-13

May 5, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

woman supervising another woman using equipment to examine a third woman's eyes Local Optometrist Receives Peter K. Simpson Advanced Practice Nursing Fan Award

May 5, 2017 — Sue Lowe, an optometrist at Snowy Range Vision Center in Laramie, is the recipient of the 2017 Peter K. Simpson Advanced Practice Nursing Fan Award.

head portrait of a man Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine to Speak at UW May 11

May 5, 2017 — The researcher who co-discovered a central mechanism of gene manipulation and ultimately shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will speak at the University of Wyoming Thursday, May 11.

complete solar eclipse with corona of light around dark disc of moon UW Solar Eclipse Expert to Visit Shoshoni, Thermopolis

May 5, 2017 — How far would you travel to see a total eclipse of the sun?

young woman displaying an armload of children's books UW Students Help Bring Books to Brazilian Schoolchildren

May 5, 2017 — When University of Wyoming senior Meglana Peak learned that the vast majority of K-12 schools in Brazil have no libraries and limited access to books and learning materials, she decided to do something about it, creating a project she calls Books for Brazil.

man sitting in front of mountain lake and trees UW’s Dellenback Receives Honor for Excellence in Teaching

May 5, 2017 — An accomplished teacher who has high expectations and the ability to raise students’ performance to match those expectations is a recipient of a top teaching award at the University of Wyoming.

Website Ranks Wyoming No. 7 in ‘Best States for Higher Education’

May 5, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s relatively small class sizes, low student debt and high earnings for graduates have placed Wyoming in the top 10 of a new list of “The Best States for Higher Education in 2017.”

Wyoming Business Tips for May 14-20

May 5, 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.

University of Wyoming Calendar for May 8-14

May 4, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled May 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Board of Trustees to Meet May 10-12, Preceded by Budget Hearings

May 4, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider elevating UW’s Honors Program to an Honors College during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, May 10-12.

group of people interacting UW-Casper Recognizes Students at Awards Night

May 4, 2017 — The University of Wyoming at Casper recognized 38 scholarship recipients, 19 internship recipients, the Sue Jorgensen Excellent Student in Education award recipient, two UW academic department award-winners and the Maggi Murdock scholar at a recent event.

head portrait of woman and man standing with elbow on books UW Commencement Activities Set May 11-13

May 4, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols, a retired law dean, and health care and engineering executives are among speakers at UW’s spring 2017 commencement ceremonies.

UW Plaza Lease Amended to Allow Condominiums

May 4, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has amended its agreement with the private developer of the UW Plaza to allow construction of a mix of retail businesses, restaurants and condominiums.

UW Provost Recommends Elimination of Five Low-Enrollment Programs

May 4, 2017 — Following an extensive review of 12 low-enrollment academic programs at the University of Wyoming, UW Provost Kate Miller has recommended five for elimination.

complete solar eclipse with corona of light around dark disc of moon UW Solar Eclipse Expert to Visit Gillette

May 4, 2017 — How far would you travel to see a total eclipse of the sun?

head portrait of a man UW’s Moorhouse Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

May 4, 2017 — Whether he makes mathematics applicable to the real world or creates his own course materials to fit his students’ needs, Eric Moorhouse, a University of Wyoming mathematics professor, is praised by colleagues and students alike.

man holding a plaque Pinedale Student Receives Brimmer Scholarship from UW College of Law

May 3, 2017 — Casey Terrell, of Pinedale, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming College of Law’s Clarence A. Brimmer Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.

SBDC Webinar to Look at Financing Exporting Businesses

May 3, 2017 — Small businesses can learn how to gain a competitive advantage with export finance solutions offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Export-Import (EX-IM) Bank.

herd of deer standing in sagebrush UW/USGS Study: Migrating Mule Deer Track ‘Green Waves’ of Spring Forage

May 3, 2017 — Migratory mule deer in Wyoming closely time their movements to track the spring green-up, providing evidence of an underappreciated foraging benefit of migration, according to a new study from a team of researchers led by University of Wyoming and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists at the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

UW Collegiate Chorale Launches YouFund Campaign for Spain Tour

May 3, 2017 — Now is the chance to help send the 32-voice University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale to compete in a prestigious contest in Spain this fall.

UW Faculty Members Receive Funding for Further Research

May 3, 2017 — Nine new University of Wyoming faculty research projects will receive funding through the UW Center for Global Studies Research Excellence Awards for international fieldwork in summer/fall 2017.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Biology of Bodily Resurrection

May 3, 2017 — Beginning with the teachings of Jesus, Christianity has promised the resurrection of each believer in his or her own body.

man sitting and smiling for camera Weatherford Receives Hollon Family Award at UW

May 3, 2017 — As the Scarlett Chair of Business in the University of Wyoming College of Business, Larry Weatherford teaches graduate-level courses using distance technologies to students across the country.

woman standing in brick archway Yan Zhang Receives John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

May 3, 2017 — Yan Zhang, University of Wyoming Department of Modern and Classical Languages senior lecturer, knows how to engage students in the Chinese language and culture.

BFA Art Exhibition on Display Through May 12 at UW

May 2, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Department of Art and Art History’s annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, “BFA 2017,” can be seen through Friday, May 12. A reception for the exhibition will take place Thursday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building Gallery, on the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive.

head portrait of a woman Domènech is UW’s George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient

May 2, 2017 — Conxita Domènech epitomizes the concept of teacher-scholar, with demonstrated excellent achievements at the University of Wyoming and also regionally, nationally and internationally.

Local UW Students Receive Funding for Further Research

May 2, 2017 — The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at the University of Wyoming will support 20 new student research and internship projects through its CGS International Research/Internship Excellence Awards in summer/fall 2017.

Regional Stage Combat Workshop May 6-7 at UW

May 2, 2017 — Two days of intensive instruction in theatrical swordplay, knife fighting and ninjutsu will be offered during the third annual UWYO Stage Combat Workshop Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, at the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.

head portraits of two women and a man Three UW Students Awarded Plummer Scholarships from Haub School

May 2, 2017 — Three University of Wyoming students won Plummer Interdisciplinary Excellence Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year, paving the way for them to pursue lasting solutions to environmental and natural resource challenges.

man speaking and gesturing UW Lecture to Explore History, Future of Land-Grant Universities

May 2, 2017 — A University of Wyoming faculty member will explore the history and future of land-grant universities during a public lecture Monday, May 8.

Wyoming SBDC Promotes State’s Small Businesses May 6

May 2, 2017 — Small businesses are an important part of the nation’s communities, and play a central role to the health and well-being of Wyoming.

head portrait of a man Memorial Service Set for Jim Steidtmann at UW

May 1, 2017 — A public memorial service for Jim Steidtmann, a University of Wyoming emeritus professor, is planned Sunday, May 7, from 2-4 p.m. in the atrium of the UW Earth Sciences Building.

black and white photo of two elderly people, one with a pipe Three Exhibitions Close May 13 at UW Art Museum

May 1, 2017 — Three exhibitions will close Saturday, May 13, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Two UW Research VP Finalists to Speak This Week; Input Sought

May 1, 2017 — Two finalists for the position of vice president for research and economic development at the University of Wyoming are scheduled to visit campus this week.

Two UW VP for Student Affairs Finalists to Speak This Week

May 1, 2017 — Two of three finalists for the position of vice president for student affairs at the University of Wyoming are scheduled to give public presentations this week

photos of two men, Andrew Garner and David McDonald UW Center for Global Studies Professors Receive Fulbright Awards

May 1, 2017 — University of Wyoming professors Andrew Garner and David McDonald are the recipients of Fulbright awards to continue their respective research work.

head portrait of a man UW Math Lecturer Spitler Receives Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

May 1, 2017 — A gifted mathematician whose enthusiasm for math has influenced generations of Wyomingites has been honored with the University of Wyoming’s 2017 Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award.

head portrait of a man UW SBDC Hosts Workshops in Casper, Gillette for Independent Restaurateurs

May 1, 2017 — For small-business owners, who operate independent restaurants, they know their businesses face increased competition, labor shortages, and rising operating and occupancy expenses.

UW Soccer Camps Offer Discount to UW Employees

May 1, 2017 — Families of University of Wyoming employees are eligible for a discount on the cost of attending UW soccer camps this summer.

UW Women’s Team Advances to College National Finals Rodeo

May 1, 2017 — Relying on its season-long strength -- overall depth and versatility -- the University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team secured its second straight runner-up trophy in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR).

Wyoming Public Radio Wins Murrow Awards

May 1, 2017 — Wyoming Public Radio (WPR) won three Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association for the third straight year.


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