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November 2017 Releases


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star field with stars of all colors December Planetarium Shows Explore Mysteries of the Universe

November 22, 2017 — For many, shorter days and longer nights in December are not especially welcome. Astronomers and stargazers likely will beg to differ as they have more opportunities to explore the universe.

Elephant Revival to Perform at UW Nov. 29

November 22, 2017 — The folk music group Elephant Revival and featured special guest The Deer, will perform at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

man in cap and plaid shirt laughing Shogren to Give UW Faculty Senate Talk Nov. 30

November 22, 2017 — Jason Shogren, the Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management in the University of Wyoming Department of Economics, will give the fall Faculty Senate Speaker Series talk Thursday, Nov. 30. The event is free and open to the public.

pronghorn antelope in the middle of a stream University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

November 22, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 27-Dec. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

large group of people standing together and holding candles UW Collegiate Chorale Performance by Candlelight Dec. 6-7

November 22, 2017 — “The Opening” is the theme for the University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale’s popular candlelight concert Wednesday, Dec. 6, and Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Cathedral.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 3-9

November 22, 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.

SBDC Webinar to Focus on Small Business Opportunities with DOD

November 21, 2017 — Small-business owners in Wyoming have an opportunity to learn about business opportunities with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

row of computer servers with the word Cheyenne on them in glowing colorful letters UW Faculty Supercomputer Use Applications Due Dec. 22

November 21, 2017 — University of Wyoming faculty members interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne for their computational research have until Dec. 22 to submit applications to request large core-hour allocations on Cheyenne, the newly installed supercomputer at the NWSC.

two women seated on the bench of a grand piano UW Symphony’s ‘Deux Pianos, Deux’ Concert Nov. 30

November 21, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s “Season of Joy” continues with “Deux Pianos, Deux” Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

a man and two women standing together, middle woman holding a plaque International Educators Group Recognizes UW’s Shepherd

November 20, 2017 — Ruth Shepherd, assistant director of the University of Wyoming’s Education Abroad Office, was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field of international education at a recent conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators in Denver.

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

November 20, 2017 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24, for Thanksgiving. UW classes will be dismissed Nov. 22-24.

head portrait of a woman UW Endowed Professor Shares Online Teaching Advice with Inside Higher Ed

November 20, 2017 — It can be easy for students to not feel connected in an online environment -- particularly in classes that aren’t conducted live. When you don’t have any personal interactions, or even see faces, it may not seem like there is anyone listening to you.

logo for holiday market UW Holiday Market Returns Dec. 1

November 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Holiday Market will return Friday, Dec. 1, with a new sponsor and at a new venue.

UW Information Technology to Recognize Excellence

November 20, 2017 — University of Wyoming Information Technology is seeking nominations for its semiannual program to recognize individual excellence in the division.

photos of Craig Benkman and Mark Gomelsky UW’s Benkman, Gomelsky Named AAAS Fellows

November 20, 2017 — Two University of Wyoming researchers have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

photo of a woman standing beside an Egyptian statue Wardle Selected as Director of UW Art Museum

November 20, 2017 — The curator of academic initiatives at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art has been named as director of the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 19-Dec. 2

November 17, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 19-Dec. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

SBDC Webinar to Discuss Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

November 17, 2017 — Small businesses have an opportunity to learn how to protect their data, systems and intellectual property from cyber threats; respond to events; and recover quickly if these events occur.

close up photo of a long-bodied flying insect UW Researchers’ Discovery May Keep Insect off of Endangered Species List

November 17, 2017 — The recent discovery of a rare aquatic insect in Grand Teton National Park by University of Wyoming researchers may keep it off the endangered species list.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 26-Dec. 2

November 17, 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 Third Annual #UWGivingDay to Benefit UW

November 16, 2017 — “What a difference a day makes!” That’s the slogan of this year’s #UWGivingDay.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 20-26

November 16, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

paintings on a wall UW Art Museum Accepts Works for Juried Student Exhibition

November 16, 2017 — The official call for entries is available online for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 43rd annual Juried UW Student Exhibition.

UW Trustees Approve Program Fees to Boost Student Services

November 16, 2017 — University of Wyoming students will receive enhanced advising, career preparation and other student services following the UW Board of Trustees’ approval of a plan to institute cost-based fees for academic programs.

Chili Cook-Off for a Cause Nov. 17 at UW

November 15, 2017 — University of Wyoming students in Department of Communication and Journalism Professor Tracey Patton’s class are hosting a chili cook-off to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS).

Financial Consultant to Meet with UW MBA Students Nov. 17

November 15, 2017 — A financial consultant will discuss the framework for finance leadership and executive decision making with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program students Friday, Nov. 17.

SBDC Webinar Provides Introduction to SBIR/STTR Programs

November 15, 2017 — Small-business owners can learn what the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are and explore whether they are a good fit for their companies or products.

UW Personnel, Community Member Receive Diversity Awards

November 15, 2017 — University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students, and a Laramie community member received Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards during a recent ceremony on campus.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Thanksgiving at Plymouth: The Christmas Substitute

November 15, 2017 — The celebration of Thanksgiving as a national holiday in late November was not enacted until the 1870s. The official reason was to commemorate the landing at Plymouth of the nation’s Puritan forefathers and foremothers.

photo of a man UW Student Receives DOD SMART Scholarship Award

November 15, 2017 — University of Wyoming student Wyatt Emery, of Carpenter, was selected for the Department of Defense (DOD) Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship this past summer.

Symphonic Band Fall Concert Nov. 20 at UW

November 14, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Symphonic Band will present a fall concert Monday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

multiple Christmas trees in a large room with shiny wood floors UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Holiday Events Nov. 30-Dec. 2

November 14, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will launch the holiday season with two free public celebrations, the Festival of Trees and the 25th annual Happy Holidays, Laramie!, Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

poster for event UW Hosts Conference that Explores Exoplanets

November 14, 2017 — A group of approximately 150 scientists who look to the sky for potential habitable exoplanets has converged on the University of Wyoming this week.

four people standing in front of an airplane UW Researchers Part of Studies on How Lake Ontario Generates Local, Persistent Storms

November 14, 2017 — A six-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill plateau.

Two Finalists for Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid to Visit UW This Week

November 13, 2017 — Two finalists for the position of director of scholarships and financial aid at the University of Wyoming are scheduled to visit UW this week.

head portrait of a man UW College of Education Dean Presents Webinar on Foundational Reading Skills

November 13, 2017 — Good gardeners know that every beautiful flower starts as a seed. They also know that it takes the right amount of sunlight, water and fertilizer for that seed to complete its transformation. Foundational reading skills are the seeds of reading comprehension. If these “seeds” are planted at an early age and nurtured by teachers and parents, students will have a much greater chance of blossoming into great readers.

UW Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 13, 2017 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2018 need to make a new request by Dec. 1, 2017.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 12-18

November 10, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a man UW Celebrates Geography Awareness Week Nov. 13-17

November 10, 2017 — Geography Awareness Week at the University of Wyoming has a theme this year of “The Role of Geography in Civil Rights Movements” and a keynote speech focused on Minneapolis’s black community that will use Prince’s music for context.

man and woman embracing UW Graduates and Laramie Natives Return to Perform Nov. 17

November 10, 2017 — It will be a homecoming when Laramie siblings and University of Wyoming graduates Shelby and Jacob Means return to perform with their respective acts Friday, Nov. 17, in the final UW Presents performances of the fall semester.

Wind Symphony to Perform Nov. 16 at UW

November 10, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will present its second performance of the fall semester with “Classic Creations -- From Angels to Sousa” Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 19-25

November 10, 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.

Wyoming High School Activities Association logo Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 10, 2017 — The University of Wyoming is playing host to the Wyoming State High School Football Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11.

Activities Planned for International Education Week at UW

November 9, 2017 — A series of events is scheduled at the University of Wyoming during International Education Week Nov. 13-18, ranging from presentations on education abroad, the Peace Corps and international alternative breaks to a belly dance workshop and dance competition.

two boys holding up a molecule model Future Science Teachers Gain Hands-On Experience at UW

November 9, 2017 — Next semester, University of Wyoming students in College of Education Associate Professor Andrea Burrows’ “Science Methods II” class will be student-teachers across the state. This time next year, they each hope to be teaching their own middle and high school science classes. That’s why practical, hands-on experience putting the concepts they’ve learned to the test is so important.

woman and a person in a manatee costume University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 13-19

November 9, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

UW’s Rocky Mountain Herbarium Part of Major Digital Archive Project

November 9, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Rocky Mountain Herbarium is a leading partner in a $2.9 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a comprehensive digital archive of more than 1.7 million plant specimens native to the southern Rocky Mountain region.

two men looking at a clipboard on the sidelines of a football game Baltimore Ravens Executive, Blue Cross Blue Shield CEO to Meet with UW MBA Students

November 8, 2017 — Two speakers -- one an executive with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, the other the chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming -- will discuss their respective business careers with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program students Friday, Nov. 10.

SBDC Webinar to Discuss Digital Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

November 8, 2017 — Small-business owners in Wyoming will have an opportunity to learn actionable tips that will supercharge their marketing strategies and help small businesses compete successfully online, without draining their bank accounts.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Nov. 17

November 8, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

person on horse UW Equestrian Club High-Point Team in Final Fall Competition

November 8, 2017 — The University of Wyoming hunt seat equestrian team was the high-point club both days in the final competition of the fall semester last weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo.

three people standing together UW Theatre and Dance Season Continues with Protest Comedy

November 8, 2017 — Does the current sociopolitical scene have you down? Need a breather from social media bubbles? Wondering if the First Amendment is going down the tubes? The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance has the show for you, say the play’s producers.

UW Trustees Set Agenda for Nov. 15-17 Meeting

November 8, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider proposals on student program fees, entrepreneurship, a new tourism and natural resources degree, a salary policy and other issues during its regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 15-17.

three women standing in crowded room Wyoming-Based Tech Company Wins International Crowdfunding Award

November 8, 2017 — Laramie-based business The Local Crowd has been recognized for its contributions to the international crowdfunding industry.

Finalists Named for UW Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid

November 7, 2017 — Finalists for the position of director of scholarships and financial aid at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to visit UW beginning this week.

Mental Health Awareness Day Scheduled Nov. 9 at UW

November 7, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center, and the University Counseling Center will host Mental Health Awareness Day Thursday, Nov. 9. All events are free and open to UW students and the public.

simulation set with control chairs and screens UW and Drilling Systems Collaborate on Innovative Facility on Campus

November 7, 2017 — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) will become one of the most technologically advanced institutions in the world, thanks to an agreement with Drilling Systems, one of the world's top simulation companies.

group of people standing together E2e Wyoming Invites Fisher Innovation Challenge Qualifiers to Speak at Laramie Meeting

November 6, 2017 — Leaders of some of Wyoming’s newest startup companies will be the next e2e Wyoming speakers in Laramie Wednesday, Nov. 15. And, they are current University of Wyoming students

UW Education Abroad Office Has New Director, Adviser

November 6, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s newly renamed Education Abroad Office is growing, with the naming of a new director and an additional adviser to help achieve UW’s strategic plan goal of increasing student and faculty participation in programs abroad.

photos of Nicole Hlavacek and Erin Yarborough UW Pharmacy Students Excel at ASHP Clinical Skills Competition

November 6, 2017 — Nicole Hlavacek and Erin Yarborough, both University of Wyoming pharmacy students, will represent the School of Pharmacy at the national Clinical Skills Competition in Orlando, Fla., during December.

Campus Construction Update for Nov. 5-11

November 3, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Choirs Present ‘Choral Collage’ Concert Nov. 10

November 3, 2017 — University of Wyoming choirs will present “A Choral Collage” Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

UW Extension Offers Training, Tests for New Commercial Pesticide Applicators

November 3, 2017 — Registration for new commercial pesticide applicator training is now open, according to University of Wyoming Extension pesticide training coordinator Jeff Edwards.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 12-18

November 3, 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.

four people standing in a row Adam Peters Named WWAMI Outstanding Alumnus

November 2, 2017 — A family physician in Cody was recently selected as the 2017 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year for the Division of Medical Education at the University of Wyoming.

Community Band and Civic Chorus Fall Concert at UW Nov. 6

November 2, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Community Band and Civic Chorus will have their fall concert Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

head portrait of a woman Converse County Businesswoman Appointed to UW Board of Trustees

November 2, 2017 — A Converse County businesswoman has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 6-12

November 2, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at UW Nov. 20

November 1, 2017 — A traditional holiday feast will be served at the annual Thanksgiving dinner Monday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event is for UW students and open to the public.

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at UW Nov. 10

November 1, 2017 — As part of the University of Wyoming Holocaust Remembrance Week Nov. 6-10, Holocaust survivor Estelle Nadel will speak Friday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

head portrait of a woman Successful UW Alumna Featured in Lunch and Learn Series

November 1, 2017 — A University of Wyoming graduate will be the guest speaker at UW’s Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR) Center’s “Lunch and Learn” event Nov. 6.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: A Ghost Story from Egypt

November 1, 2017 — A few years ago, I traveled to Egypt and found myself visiting the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the pyramids, the mastaba burial chambers and the temples the ancient Egyptians used for conveying the dead to the next world.

ferret on leaves UW Researchers Find Low Genetic Diversity in Inbred Domestic Ferrets

November 1, 2017 — University of Wyoming researchers studied inbred domestic ferrets and determined the mammals have low genetic diversity on a global scale, according to a paper recently published in Evolutionary Applications.


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