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July 2017 Releases


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man with a large video camera overlooking a view with ancient buildings Film Celebrating Einstein to be Shot in IMAX; Portion Dedicated to UW Experiment of Aug. 21 Eclipse

July 31, 2017 — On Aug. 21, the total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States for the first time in 39 years. And, the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center at the AMK Ranch, near Leeks Marina in Grand Teton National Park, will provide the location of one of the most breathtaking and spectacular views of this phenomenon.

river running through mountain meadow Invasive Species in Yellowstone Topic of Aug. 3 UW Research Center Talk

July 31, 2017 — Invasive species in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE) will be discussed Thursday, Aug. 3, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

head portrait of a woman Shawn Sheen is UW Staff Employee of the Quarter

July 31, 2017 — Co-workers say Shawn Sheen sets a high standard of efficiency, accuracy, completes all tasks in a timely manner and addresses problems before they blow up.

UW Graduate Education AVP Candidate Hess to Give Presentation Aug. 3

July 31, 2017 — A public presentation by the first candidate for the position of associate vice president for graduate education at the University of Wyoming is scheduled Thursday, Aug. 3.

Campus Construction Update for July 30-Aug. 5

July 28, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 30-Aug. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

UW SBDC Hosts Cash Flow Webinar Aug. 24

July 28, 2017 — Small-business owners may wonder why their profit-and-loss statement shows a profit, but they have no cash.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 6-12

July 28, 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 July 31-Aug. 6

July 27, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled July 31-Aug. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

image of earth as seen from space with outline of US states superimposed on it UW Planetarium to Celebrate the Eclipse During August

July 27, 2017 — The Great American Eclipse is less than a month away, and the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium is recognizing the big event with related programs Aug. 18-19.

UW Moves Forward with Housing Plan, Capacity Study

July 26, 2017 — Seeking to update its residence halls and more precisely determine its enrollment capacity, the University of Wyoming is enlisting the services of outside firms.

UW Names Graduate Education AVP Finalists

July 26, 2017 — After an extensive and informative internal search process, finalists for the position of associate vice president for graduate education at the University of Wyoming have been identified.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Did Jesus Use Jergens Body Lotion?

July 26, 2017 — Look through any collection of classical art and study the depictions of Jesus’ body. You will find portrayals of Jesus as skinny or heavily muscled. An adult Jesus may have a younger man’s body or a “dad body.” Artists show him clothed, semi-clothed or naked. They often depict his wounded body at the crucifixion -- sometimes with blood.

logo Front Range Isotope Day Scheduled Aug. 4 at UW

July 25, 2017 — Researchers and scientists who deal with isotopes -- be they in rocks, water or soil -- will congregate at the University of Wyoming for the Front Range Isotope Day (FRIDay).

McNair Scholars Present Summer Research Projects at UW Aug. 1

July 25, 2017 — Fourteen students will present their summer research projects during the University of Wyoming’s 25th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

Three from UW Named to Leadership Wyoming Class

July 24, 2017 — Three University of Wyoming employees are among 46 residents -- representing 13 Wyoming communities -- selected for the 18th Leadership Wyoming class.

UW Homecoming Parade Application Available

July 24, 2017 — The entry form for the 2017 University of Wyoming Homecoming parade is available by clicking here. The form also has general information and parade rules and regulations.

Deb Finn Alpine Streams Topic of July 27 UW Research Center Talk

July 21, 2017 — The importance of alpine streams on the ecosystem will be discussed Thursday, July 27, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Campus Construction Update for July 23-29

July 21, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

Edmund Synakowski UW Names Synakowski VP for Research and Economic Development

July 21, 2017 — An accomplished physics researcher who directs the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fusion Energy Sciences office has been chosen as the University of Wyoming’s vice president for research and economic development.

students walking on campus UW Trustees Approve 2017-2022 Strategic Plan

July 21, 2017 — The University of Wyoming aims to advance academic quality, enrollment, statewide engagement and economic contributions over the next five years, according to a strategic plan approved today (Friday) by the UW Board of Trustees.

Whippoorwill band Whippoorwill to Perform in UW Summer Concert Series July 26

July 21, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series continues Wednesday, July 26, when Whippoorwill performs from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public, and food will be available for purchase.

Finalists Named for UW Honors College Dean

July 20, 2017 — Finalists for the position of Honors College dean at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to give public presentations on campus next week.

man in small area of airplane surrounded by electronic equipment King Air Research Aircraft to Be Featured At Cheyenne Frontier Days

July 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Department of Atmospheric Science will offer an opportunity to learn more about the role it has in the state at the 2017 edition of Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD).

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 24-30

July 20, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled July 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

man looking at robot with another man UW Engineering Students Receive National Tau Beta Pi Scholarships

July 20, 2017 — Two high-achieving University of Wyoming undergraduate students received a notable scholarship from a national engineering organization.

UW Extension Offers Master Money Manager Coach Course

July 20, 2017 — A training program to help community organizations assist members and clients with basic money management is being offered through University of Wyoming Extension.

UW Trustees Amend Action on Reserves

July 20, 2017 — Indirect cost recovery funding from University of Wyoming faculty research grants will remain with academic units, following action by the UW Board of Trustees today (Thursday).

UW SBDC Hosts Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification Webinar Aug. 10

July 19, 2017 — Bidding on certain government contracts is reserved exclusively for veterans or service-disabled veterans.

pictures of Anne Chenchar, Jasper Hunt and Sydney Stein UW Students Receive PBK Awards at Undergraduate Research Day

July 19, 2017 — Three University of Wyoming students were honored for demonstrating excellence in research during the 2017 Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day at UW.

‘Preparing for Wildfire’ Sessions in Ten Sleep, Worland

July 19, 2017 — Heavy fuel loads and dry conditions in the Big Horn Basin have prompted two “Preparing for Wildfire” sessions for rural homeowners.

woman standing with violin Chamber Music Festival Aug. 9-10 in Grand Teton

July 18, 2017 — A new chamber music festival inspired by the wild and natural setting of Grand Teton National Park will take place in August.

drawing of a mountain lake Two Exhibitions Close July 29 at UW Art Museum

July 18, 2017 — “Hans Kleiber: The Western Landscape” and “Beyond the Model: Women Artists and Photographers from the Art Museum Collection” will close Saturday, July 29, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

head portrait of a man UW Haub School Hires Professor of Practice in Private Lands Management

July 18, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources has hired Drew Bennett as the new Whitney MacMillan Professor of Practice of Private Lands Management.

UW Private Giving Has Another Strong Year

July 18, 2017 — The University of Wyoming continues to gain private support momentum, as total giving to UW reached $52.7 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

UW Ranks No. 1 for Graduates’ ‘Return on Investment’

July 18, 2017 — With the nation’s lowest in-state tuition and relatively strong salaries for its graduates, the University of Wyoming ranks No. 1 on Student Loan Hero’s list of “20 States Where College Is Worth the Cost.”

UW SBDC Hosts HUBZone Certification Webinar Aug. 3

July 18, 2017 — Every year, the federal government spends millions of dollars in Wyoming. Small businesses can learn what the Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone Program is and how it can help small businesses potentially win government contracts.

three people in the woods Bighorn Sheep Topic of July 20 UW Research Center Talk

July 17, 2017 — Wildlife biologist Sarah Dewey will discuss the Teton Range bighorn sheep herd Thursday, July 20, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Frontline Connections Offers Information to Help UW Students

July 17, 2017 — University of Wyoming employees who work in frontline positions around campus, or who are new to UW, are encouraged to attend upcoming Frontline Connections sessions.

SBDC Workshop to Cover Technical and Cost Proposal Preparation

July 17, 2017 — The federal government sets aside more than $2 billion annually to fund the early-stage development of new high-tech ideas being pursued by innovative small businesses. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs focus on funding these high-risk, high-payoff projects that have significant commercial potential.

group of people working with hoses and pipes outside UW’s Ogden Named Senior Scientist to National Water Center

July 17, 2017 — Two years ago, Fred Ogden took a sabbatical to conduct hydrology research at the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He received research and development funding in exchange for the center harnessing the University of Wyoming researcher’s water management model.

Campus Construction Update for July 16-22

July 14, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

three people working at a table Educators Investigate Art, Science at UW Art Museum’s Summer Teaching Institute

July 14, 2017 — Fifteen educators examined the intersections of art and science during the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Summer Teaching Institute.

winter view of mountain with removed top under cloudy skies Study: Mountaintop Coal Mining Causes Appalachian Rivers to Run ‘Consistently Saltier’

July 14, 2017 — Mountaintop-removal coal mining causes many streams and rivers in Appalachia to run consistently saltier for up to 80 percent of the year, a new study by researchers at the University of Wyoming and Duke University finds.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet July 18-21 in Rock Springs

July 14, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider the university’s strategic plan for the next five years during a meeting Tuesday through Friday, July 18-21, at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 23-29

July 14, 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 and woman standing outside The Still Tide to Perform in UW Summer Concert Series July 19

July 13, 2017 — Denver-based duo The Still Tide will perform in the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 19, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public, and food will be available for purchase.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 17-23

July 13, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled July 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Jesus the Sailor

July 12, 2017 — There are several locations that Christians immediately associate with the life of Jesus.

UW Libraries Fall Lecture Series to Commemorate World War I

July 11, 2017 — University of Wyoming Libraries will host three free programs related to World War I during the fall semester in recognition of the centenary of the historic event.

head portrait of a woman UW Nursing Professor Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant for Integrated Primary Care Initiative

July 11, 2017 — Sarah Kooienga, an assistant professor of nursing in the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, has received a nearly $1 million, two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Agency.

plant growing outside New Genus of Plants Named After UW Botany Professor

July 10, 2017 — University of Wyoming botany Professor Greg Brown has added a new honor to his list of achievements: A new genus of plants has been named after him.

UW Soccer Camps Offer Discount to UW Employees

July 10, 2017 — Families of University of Wyoming employees are eligible for a discount on the cost of attending UW soccer camps this summer.

Campus Construction Update for July 9-15

July 7, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

woman standing in lush forest with large microphone Environmental Impacts on Tropical Birds Topic of July 13 UW Research Center Talk

July 7, 2017 — A discussion involving environmental changes and the subsequent impact on tropical birds will take place Thursday, July 13, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

UW Powell Research Center Field Day July 13

July 7, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Powell Research and Extension Center field day is 2-6 p.m. Thursday, July 13.

four people kneeling and carefully excavating an area in front of them UW to Celebrate National Historic Landmark Designation of Hell Gap July 22

July 7, 2017 — An area where some of North America’s earliest people hunted bison and made tools soon will be celebrated for being designated as a national historic landmark.

SBDC Webinar Series to Teach Businesses How to Manage Their Credit

July 6, 2017 — Small-business owners in Wyoming with concerns about their business or personal credit debt standing or how to manage an increasing mountain of debt can seek help.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 10-16

July 6, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled July 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

picutre of four people overlaid with pink, blue and white Elk Tongue to Perform in UW Summer Concert Series July 12

July 5, 2017 — Calling itself a “psychedelic desert” rock band, Wyoming’s Elk Tongue will perform in the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, July 12, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public, and food will be available for purchase.

man sitting in a chair Memorial Service for Mark Greene July 10 at UW

July 5, 2017 — A public memorial service for emeritus University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC) director Mark Greene is planned Monday, July 10, at 11 a.m. in the Stock Growers Room of UW’s Centennial Complex.

man holding up a book Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Honors UW’s Grana

July 3, 2017 — A University of Wyoming faculty member has been recognized by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE).

man in a shirt, vest and tie Tickets for Comedian John Mulaney on Sale July 10 at UW

July 3, 2017 — Presale tickets for John Mulaney will go on sale Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 28, at the University of Wyoming. The stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer will perform Friday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium; doors open at 7 p.m.

UW Geology Emeritus Professors Receive Honors

July 3, 2017 — Three emeritus professors in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Geology and Geophysics have been recognized by national organizations.

UW Parking Permits Available July 12

July 3, 2017 — University of Wyoming parking permits for 2017-18 will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, July 12.

Wyoming Public Radio News Receives National Awards

July 3, 2017 — Wyoming Public Radio won three Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) awards in Miami last weekend.


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