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December 2017 Releases


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three men standing together First UW International Management Dual Degree MBA Students Graduate

December 21, 2017 — Ken Brenneman, of Riverton, and Dan Foreman, from Olathe, Colo., are the first graduates of the University of Wyoming’s international management dual degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

Presentation on UW Science Initiative Dec. 28 in Cheyenne

December 21, 2017 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members and a student are scheduled to speak about UW’s Science Initiative Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne’s weekly membership meeting.

UW Awards Top Scholarship to 104 Wyoming Students

December 21, 2017 — One hundred four outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming have been selected to receive the 2018 Trustees’ Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming's top academic scholarship.

series of four images showing lunar eclipse stages UW Planetarium Shows Begin New Year with Programs About Constellations, Alien Life

December 21, 2017 — The New Year brings a variety of programs -- ranging from whether there is alien life, to an exploration of the moon to a guide on Wyoming stargazing -- to the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 31-Jan. 6

December 21, 2017 — A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

SBDC Webinar to Focus on Contracting with U.S. Forest Service

December 20, 2017 — Small-business owners in Wyoming can learn about fire season contracting opportunities with the U.S. Forest Service.

head portrait of a woman UW Architectural Engineering Graduate Embarks on Exciting Career Path

December 20, 2017 — Yara Thomas has always had a connection with the University of Wyoming, and it led to a life-changing opportunity this summer.

man and woman displaying a captured and tagged bighorn ram UW-Led Paper: Hunting of Bighorn Sheep Ewes Could Produce More Trophy Rams

December 20, 2017 — Although contrary to prevailing notions, hunting of female bighorn sheep may well be one of the most effective ways to increase the number of trophy rams in North American bighorn sheep populations, according to researchers at the University of Wyoming and other institutions.

UW Operations Outlines Recommended Cold Weather Procedures

December 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Operations department has issued recommendations to ensure safety and security in all buildings during lengthy closures or anticipated periods of extremely cold weather.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Tale of Two (Christmas) Films

December 20, 2017 — Two film studios released films this year to capitalize on the Christmas season. They could not be more different.

RSO Club and Organization Fair at UW Jan. 25

December 19, 2017 — The Winter Club and Organization Fair will be held Thursday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m-1 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union breezeway.

head portrait of a woman UW Graduate is New Native American Program Adviser

December 19, 2017 — Reinette Redbird Tendore comes from a Wind River Indian Reservation family that truly values education.

UW Trustees Education Initiative Board to Meet Jan. 3

December 19, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative (TEI) Board is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. via teleconference.

man standing at table full of middle school students ‘Science Roadshow’ Brings UW Student Research into Wyoming Schools

December 19, 2017 — A University of Wyoming faculty member and three students have been visiting K-12 classrooms across the state this fall in an effort to promote UW’s Science Initiative and active-learning concepts in the classroom.

Chief Washakie Scholarship Applications for 2018-19 Available at UW

December 18, 2017 — Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2018-19 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The application deadline is Thursday, March 1.

sandstone brick building with snow on it framed by snowy evergreen trees UW Announces Holiday Closures

December 18, 2017 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 22-Monday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays as well as winter break. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 2.

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

December 18, 2017 — University of Wyoming Information Technology has recognized individuals who demonstrate excellence in the division. Winners were selected from nominations by UW faculty and staff members.

logo for National Western Stock Show UW Joins as Partner of 2018 National Western Stock Show

December 18, 2017 — The University of Wyoming will have a strong presence at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver in January, including a “UW Night at the Rodeo” and a booth in the stock show’s Expo Hall.

man in a blue lab coat UW Researchers Create Recombinant Viral Vector Repository to Facilitate Biomedical Research

December 18, 2017 — University of Wyoming researchers played a major role in the creation of a key resource designed to facilitate worldwide biomedical research in glycobiology, which focuses on structural and functional analysis of complex carbohydrates.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 17-Jan. 6

December 15, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 17-Jan. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications for 2018-19 Available at UW

December 15, 2017 — The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The scholarships are for the 2018-19 academic year.

UW Clinic Receives Grant for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

December 15, 2017 — The Albany Community Health Clinic (ACHC), a program in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences, recently received a grant to help expand access to mental health and substance abuse services.

man standing at white board UW Cybersecurity Center Ramps Up

December 15, 2017 — Efforts to improve cybersecurity throughout Wyoming have picked up steam over the past few months, thanks to the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wyoming.

drawing of scientific equipment UW Researchers Receive Grants for Extrasolar Planet Studies

December 15, 2017 — Two University of Wyoming physics and astronomy researchers recently secured separate grants that will complement each other in the search for extrasolar planets.

UW’s EORI Reviews Reservoir Pilot Test Data Acquisition Program Applications

December 15, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) is evaluating applications for the Wyoming Reservoir Pilot Test Data Acquisition Program (WRPTDAP).

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 24-30

December 15, 2017 — A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 18-Jan. 7

December 14, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 18-Jan. 7 at the University of Wyoming

UW Mortar Board Honors ‘Top Profs’

December 14, 2017 — Members of the University of Wyoming’s senior honor society recently honored their “Top Profs” at the 38th annual Top Prof Night.

man in front of classroom full of teenagers UW Professor Recruits High School Students to UW through Science Lessons

December 13, 2017 — Years ago, Danny Dale used to visit Laramie’s Beitel and Spring Creek elementary schools -- where his daughters attended school -- and taught mini-science lessons to the young students there.

woman UW Research Suggests Budget Reminders Cause Unexpected Consumer Behavior

December 13, 2017 — Consumers might be more naughty than nice when shopping this holiday season and facing a “should I or shouldn’t I” purchase.

SBDC Webinar to Discuss Maximizing Workplace Efficiency

December 12, 2017 — Small-business owners in Wyoming can learn how to grow their profits by increasing production and sales while simultaneously reducing downtime and inventory costs.

UW Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Panel Discusses Legalization of Marijuana

December 12, 2017 — One dollar invested in tobacco stocks in 1900 would be worth $6.2 million today. With cigarettes responsible for an estimated 480,000 deaths each year, would the profit gained from investing in the product be worth the loss of life?

woman standing in front of bulletin board Ariel Daugherty Named UW Staff Employee of Third Quarter

December 11, 2017 — Ariel Daugherty has a reputation for “providing amazing customer service to students, while maintaining compassion and a professional image” as the interim supervisor of Student Financial Operations at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a man Jason Thompson Returns to UW as MLK DOD Keynote Speaker

December 11, 2017 — Jason Thompson, the first elected black Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW) president during the 1996-97 academic year, is the keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLK DOD) celebration early next semester.

UW Faculty Members Receive Open Textbook Grants

December 11, 2017 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members recently received $6,000 in grant funding for the adoption of free and open textbooks, and the creation of open course materials.

man talking to seated people outside UW Initiates Unique Program to Increase Promising Minds Entering Teaching Profession

December 11, 2017 — The University of Wyoming aims to create a new pipeline of future educators by connecting with high school students across the state in an innovative teacher training program.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

December 11, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees recently approved the following personnel items.

WyoCloud Planning and Budgeting System UW Town-Hall Meeting Tuesday

December 11, 2017 — In preparation for launch of the new WyoCloud Planning and Budgeting system Jan. 22, a University of Wyoming campus informative town-hall meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 10-16

December 8, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

December 8, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, via teleconference.

large arena full of people UW Winter Commencement Ceremony Dec. 16

December 8, 2017 — The University of Wyoming is scheduled to accord degrees on 714 students during a combined winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. in the UW Arena-Auditorium.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 17-23

December 8, 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.

Agenda Adjusted for State’s ENDOW Executive Council Meeting at UW

December 7, 2017 — The schedule has been adjusted for University of Wyoming presentations before the state’s ENDOW Executive Council Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 11-12.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 11-17

December 7, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

County Data Available on UW Website

December 6, 2017 — Details about the University of Wyoming’s interaction with the state’s 23 counties are available online.

State’s ENDOW Executive Council to Meet at UW

December 6, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s role in economic development and diversification will be front and center when the state’s ENDOW Executive Council meets on campus Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 11-12.

UW Staff Senate, Transit and Parking Services Team Up on Holiday Food Drive

December 6, 2017 — Staff Senate and Transit and Parking Services are combining for a food drive through Friday, Dec. 15, that will help eligible University of Wyoming families this holiday season.

woman cutting evergreen branches with long-handled cutter UW Study of Global Datasets Reveals Significant Role of Dust in Mountain Ecosystems

December 6, 2017 — Trees growing atop the Bald Mountain Granite in the southern Sierra Nevada rely on nutrients from windblown atmospheric dust -- more than 50 percent -- compared to nutrients provided from underlying bedrock.

Finals Week Destresser Event for UW Students Dec. 8

December 4, 2017 — To help get students through finals week, the University of Wyoming’s 7220 Entertainment will host its semiannual destresser event Friday, Dec. 8, at 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to all UW students.

slightly out-of-focus image of inside of building with words Start Virtual Experience on it New Virtual Tour Offers Close-Up Look at UW

December 4, 2017 — Starting today (Monday), people can explore key University of Wyoming facilities and hear from UW students about campus life without stepping foot on university grounds.

SBDC Webinar to Look at Technology Development Funding at UW

December 4, 2017 — University of Wyoming faculty, postdoctoral students and graduate students can learn about developing new technology with SBIR/STTR funding within a university setting.

UW Gala Holiday Concert Dec. 9-10

December 4, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music presents a Gala Holiday Concert Dec. 9-10 in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

green book cover with title and author on it UW Professor Cho Publishes Book on Evaluating Qualitative Research

December 4, 2017 — It is important for qualitative researchers to be thorough and efficient when making judgments on whether conference proposals, manuscripts or large-scale grant applications should be accepted or rejected.

WyoCloud Planning and Budgeting System Town-Hall Meeting Dec. 12 at UW

December 4, 2017 — In preparation for launch of the new WyoCloud Planning and Budgeting system Jan. 22, a University of Wyoming campus informative town-hall meeting is scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 12.

row of people seated at a football game ASUW’s Honorary Cowboy Award Presented to Wyoming Indian High School Student

December 1, 2017 — Overcoming adversity and excelling in school despite personal family tragedies are the qualities that enabled Rae’l Trosper to receive the Honorary Cowboy Award from the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW), the student government.

Campus Construction Update for Dec. 3-9

December 1, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

drawing of large sandstone brick building Governor Backs UW Science Initiative Building, Proposes No New Cuts

December 1, 2017 — The University of Wyoming would proceed with construction of a new Science Initiative building under Gov. Matt Mead’s budget proposal for the upcoming biennium.

Third Annual UW Giving Day Raises $364,455

December 1, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s third annual UW Giving Day was a resounding success, raising $364,455 in gifts and pledges in a single day -- money that supports academic programs across campus.

Wyoming Business Tips for Dec. 10-16

December 1, 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.


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