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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.

man working with a devise on a tall tripod outside Acoustic Environment Topic of July 6 UW Research Center Talk

June 30, 2017 — Biologist Jesse Barber, a Boise State University associate professor, will discuss chronic noise and how it affects animal behaviors Thursday, July 6, 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 2-8

June 30, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

simple color artwork of an orange building with wrought iron balconies UW Ann Simpson Artmobile to Visit Park County Libraries

June 30, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Ann Simpson Artmobile will tour the Park County Library System in Cody, Meeteetse and Powell with a new exhibition, “Art and Architecture: Metaphors in Space,” July 17-21.

UW Bulletin Highlights Agriculture Research Across Wyoming

June 30, 2017 — The seventh annual Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES) Field Days Bulletin features nearly 100 reports highlighting a vast array of research projects across the state, from crops and livestock to flowers and heirloom apples.

Wyoming Business Tips for July 9-15

June 30, 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 Series Focuses on Assisting Wyoming Artists

June 29, 2017 — Wyoming artists may enjoy losing themselves in their creations, but it is important for them also to learn how to market and sell their work.

Search Committee Seeks Input on Enrollment AVP Finalists at UW

June 29, 2017 — The committee leading the search for an associate vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Wyoming seeks input on the finalists for the job.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 3-9

June 29, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled July 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

picture of planet, half light and half dark UW Planetarium Offers Plenty of Shows and Related Activities During July

June 29, 2017 — Shows dedicated to exploring the planet, solar system, galaxy and universe around us as well as activities related to the Aug. 21 eclipse are part of the July schedule at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: What the Bible Does Not Tell Us

June 28, 2017 — The books of the Bible were not organized in a systematic way. The Old Testament was not even collected at the same time. It is more like a family library, passed down through generations and added to when one descendant or another had an opportunity.

rolling hills with brown vegetation with mountains in the far distance UW Researchers Document Early, Permanent Human Settlement in Andes

June 28, 2017 — Using five different scientific approaches, a team including University of Wyoming researchers has given considerable support to the idea that humans lived year-round in the Andean highlands of South America over 7,000 years ago.

Weed, Hay Management Among Topics at July 7 Sheridan Field Day

June 28, 2017 — Draft horses Pistol and Pete, from the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES), will join University of Wyoming scientists at the Sheridan Research and Extension Center’s field day Friday, July 7.

SBDC Webinar Focuses on Woman-Owned Small Businesses

June 27, 2017 — The Small Business Administration (SBA) Woman-Owned Small Business program can provide an advantage in winning government contracts for businesses that are owned and controlled by women.

Cheyenne spelled out in large shiny letters on computer server cases Seven UW Projects Awarded Use of Cheyenne Supercomputer

June 27, 2017 — Seven projects, many of which have applications to Wyoming issues -- including identification of promising catalysts for carbon fuel and chemical production, cloud seeding to enhance precipitation and a study of the Blair-Wallis watershed -- were recently chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Nonresident

June 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2017 spring semester.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Resident

June 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2017 spring semester.

four mountain goats on a snowy outcropping of rock Mountain Goats Topic of June 29 UW Research Center Talk

June 26, 2017 — Wildlife biologist and author Bruce L. Smith will discuss mountain goats of the West’s great mountain ranges Thursday, June 29, 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.

man tending vegetation growing in vertical colums Silicon Valley Company Acquires UW Incubator Grad, Continues Local Operation

June 26, 2017 — Bright Agrotech, a company developed by a University of Wyoming graduate using UW-licensed technology in UW’s business incubator, has been acquired by a Silicon Valley company that plans to maintain and enhance the Wyoming operation.

Two UW Enrollment AVP Finalists Visit This Week

June 26, 2017 — Two finalists for the position of associate vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Wyoming visit UW this week.

UW Announces Independence Day Closures

June 26, 2017 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day.

UW Extension Communications Office Earns National Honors

June 26, 2017 — An app offering users the history and wonders of Wyoming received the top award for information technology among land-grant university agricultural communication departments during their national meeting June 13-16 in New Orleans.

UW Researchers to Present at Ecological Society of America Meeting

June 26, 2017 — Seventeen University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students will present their research findings at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America Aug. 6-11 in Portland, Ore.

head portrait of a man UW’s Dejam Honored for Teaching Achievement

June 26, 2017 — University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Morteza Dejam has received a prestigious award from a Canadian institution of higher learning.

Campus Construction Update for June 25-July 1

June 23, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 25-July 1 at the University of Wyoming:

two deer standing Long-Term Study Finds Energy Development Has Lasting Impact on Deer Populations

June 23, 2017 — A new long-term study finds that energy development has longer-lasting impacts on mule deer populations than previously thought.

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

June 23, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2017 spring semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

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

June 23, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2017 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

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

June 23, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2017 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

logo UW Art Museum’s Annual Gala to Celebrate Art

June 23, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host its 24th annual gala fundraiser, “Art is the Answer,” Saturday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

woman leaning against a wall Holly Lovell to Perform in UW Summer Concert Series June 28

June 22, 2017 — Alternative rock/folk artist Holly Lovell will perform in the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, June 28, 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.

abstract painting with reds and oranges New Exhibition to Open July 1 at UW Art Museum

June 22, 2017 — A new exhibition, “Jon Schueler: Paintings,” will open Saturday, July 1, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

University of Wyoming Calendar for June 26-July 2

June 22, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled June 26-July 2 at the University of Wyoming:

man holding ahoe and speaking to a group of people UW Architectural Engineering Grad Wins Nike Design Competition

June 22, 2017 — Brett Drake grew up with a closet full of sneakers and a fondness for engineering and design. The combination of those two passions recently netted him some prize money and the chance to help countless athletes.

two women and a boy working with wood Students Receive Hands-On Experience at UW Camp

June 21, 2017 — When Mark Constantino signed up for a science-related summer camp at the University of Wyoming, he did not know how fun it would be to learn about breaking codes.

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

June 21, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2017 spring semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

UW Summer Programs Offers Free Student Tickets to Colorado Rapids

June 21, 2017 — University of Wyoming students with valid IDs are eligible for free tickets for the Colorado Rapids/Vancouver Whitecaps soccer match Saturday, Aug. 5, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver. Action begins at 8 p.m.

Boy and girl lean over looking at equipment Engineering Summer Program Kicks Off 30th Year at UW

June 20, 2017 — For one week every June, high school students from across the country get to experience the world of engineering at the University of Wyoming. It is all made possible by the 30th annual Engineering Summer Program (ESP).

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

June 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2017 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

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

June 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2017 spring semester President’s Honor Roll.

group of adults and children in homemade costumes outside in front of a van UW Ann Simpson Artmobile to Host Parade Workshop July 8

June 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Ann Simpson Artmobile will host a Laramie Jubilee Days Parade costume-making workshop Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Art Museum as part of the museum’s Family Saturday Workshop.

UW School of Pharmacy to Operate Pharmacy for Students This Summer

June 20, 2017 — The Student Health Service pharmacy will remain open this summer and will be operated by the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy.

Anderson, Webb Lead UW Cowgirls to Second at CNFR

June 19, 2017 — Led by Amelia Anderson and Kailee Webb, the University of Wyoming women’s team came through in the final round to boost the Cowgirls to the runner-up position at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) Saturday night in Casper.

Search Committee Seeks Input on Enrollment AVP Finalists

June 19, 2017 — The committee leading the search for an associate vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Wyoming seeks input on the finalists for the job.

logo UW Alumni Association Now Accepting Information for Homecoming Schedule

June 19, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association requests that campus departments inform the association about activities planned for Homecoming 2017.

man standing outside with open laptop computer UW Faculty Member Contributes to Research that Suggests Rainier Future

June 19, 2017 — A University of Wyoming researcher played a key role in a new study that suggests that most global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in Earth’s tropical regions as the Earth continues to warm. That’s because existing models underestimate decreases in high clouds over the tropics seen in recent NASA observations.

two people carrying lumber up a trail Wyoming Conservation Corps Tackles Summer Projects

June 19, 2017 — Projects ranging from building trails in the Shoshone and Bridger-Teton national forests in northwest Wyoming to building a yurt at Glendo State Park will be conducted this summer by members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC).

Campus Construction Update for June 18-24

June 16, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

three abstract paintings on a wall Final Week to View ‘Jon Schueler: Weathering Skies’ Exhibition at UW Art Museum

June 16, 2017 — “Jon Schueler: Weathering Skies” will close Saturday, June 24, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

three boys and two girls wearing three D glasses in a special room Native Students Connect with UW in Summer Institute

June 16, 2017 — When Reinette Tendore graduated from Wyoming Indian High School, she knew little about the University of Wyoming. She wishes she had known more.

SBDC Webinar Looks at Getting Online Presence Established for Businesses

June 16, 2017 — As the Aug. 21 Great American Eclipse approaches, Wyomingites are preparing for an unprecedented influx of visitors to the state. Small-business owners can ramp up their online presence by joining a Google webinar, titled “Eclipse Your Business Competition: Get Your Business Online,” sponsored by the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Thursday, July 6, from 2-3 p.m.

UW Taylor Brothers Take Third-Round Team Roping Lead

June 16, 2017 — Denton and Dusty Taylor have been roping together for so long, they did not have to tell each other they had no time to waste.

head portraits of Amelia Anderson and Kailee Webb Webb, Anderson Lead Resurgent UW Women’s Rodeo Team

June 16, 2017 — Kailee Webb and Amelia Anderson took different paths to the University of Wyoming, but both knew they wanted to rodeo for the Cowgirls.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 25-July 1

June 16, 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.

Yellowstone’s Contributions to Science Topic of June 22 UW Research Center Talk

June 16, 2017 — The deputy chief of the Yellowstone Center for Resources will discuss Yellowstone National Park’s contributions to research and science Thursday, June 22, 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.

four men standing in front of the wall of a building Laramie’s Wynona to Perform in UW Summer Concert Series June 21

June 15, 2017 — Laramie-based Wynona is the next group up in the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, June 21, 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.

fight scene on stage University of Wyoming Calendar for June 19-25

June 15, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled June 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

head portraits of Melinda Harm Benson and David Chicoine UW Appoints Haub School Dean, Other Interim Leaders

June 15, 2017 — A faculty member in the University of New Mexico’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies has been named the dean of the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

UW Summer Programs Offers Tickets to Little Big Town Concert at CFD

June 15, 2017 — University of Wyoming students and the public have the opportunity to attend a concert featuring country group Little Big Town Saturday, July 22, at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

UW’s Anderson Qualifies for CNFR Finals; Hageman is Close

June 15, 2017 — When the arena announcer blared that Amelia Anderson needed a 6.3-second or faster run to take the goat tying national lead, the University of Wyoming senior admitted it was not something she wanted to hear.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: How Israel Brought Back Its ‘Wild’

June 14, 2017 — Wyoming has always been wild.

mountain lion wearing tracking collar walking at night UW Researchers Contribute to Two Papers that Show Mountain Lions’ Genetic Connectivity Dangerously Low

June 14, 2017 — University of Wyoming researchers contributed to two research papers that focus on the conservation of a dangerously inbred mountain lion population in Southern California.

UW’s Webb Rides Her Way into Rodeo Finals as National Leader

June 14, 2017 — As of now, Kailee Webb can call herself the best barrel racer in the nation. But, by Saturday night, she will learn if that title will be a reality.

bison grazing Wyoming Wildlife Foundation to Auction Bison License to Benefit UW Art Museum

June 14, 2017 — The Wyoming Wildlife Foundation (WWF) will auction a hard-to-get bison hunting license to benefit the University of Wyoming Art Museum starting June 26 and ending July 5.

SBDC Webinar Explores Government Contracting for Disadvantaged Businesses

June 13, 2017 — Government agencies have annual goals to award contracts to companies participating in the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) program. Obtaining this designation can be a great way to set your business apart from the competition in the government market.

logo Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Fills WTBC Incubator

June 13, 2017 — Five local entrepreneurs, vying for access to a $50,000 seed fund, recently pitched their new business ideas to a panel of judges and 150 people in attendance at the WYO Theater in Sheridan. As a result, the Sheridan Start-Up Challenge helped launch six new high-growth-potential companies in Sheridan, filling the Wyoming Technology Business Center’s (WTBC) Sheridan incubator.

UW Enrollment AVP Finalists to Visit Starting June 19

June 13, 2017 — Finalists for the position of associate vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to visit UW beginning Monday, June 19.

a lot of people at a whiteboard UW Ranks Among Nation’s Best in Helping Students’ Critical Thinking

June 13, 2017 — The University of Wyoming ranks among the top 15 universities in the nation in helping students improve their critical-thinking skills, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal.

UW Summer Programs Offers Students Free Tickets to Rockies Game

June 13, 2017 — Free tickets will be distributed starting Friday, June 16, for University of Wyoming students to watch the Saturday, July 8 baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago White Sox at Coors Field in Denver.

five men holding brass instruments UW to Host Boston Brass Summer Intensive June 18-24

June 13, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music will host the third annual Boston Brass Summer Intensive Sunday-Saturday, June 18-24.

UW's Webb Takes National Lead in Barrel Racing

June 12, 2017 — The last time Kailee Webb competed at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, the University of Wyoming cowgirl severely damaged a knee, banging her leg against the first barrel, hurting her chances in the championship round.

man and woman sitting on stage floor, leaning against a box UW Production of ‘The Fantasticks’ Coming to Casper June 18

June 12, 2017 — The world’s longest-running musical, billed as “the perfect musical” by The Wall Street Journal, will be staged Sunday, June 18, in Casper.

man and woman sitting on stage floor, leaning against a box UW Production of ‘The Fantasticks’ Coming to Newcastle June 21

June 12, 2017 — The world’s longest-running musical, billed as “the perfect musical” by The Wall Street Journal, will be staged Wednesday, June 21, in Newcastle.

man and woman sitting on stage floor, leaning against a box UW Production of ‘The Fantasticks’ Coming to Sheridan June 20

June 12, 2017 — The world’s longest-running musical, billed as “the perfect musical” by The Wall Street Journal, will be staged Tuesday, June 20, in Sheridan.

man and woman sitting on stage floor, leaning against a box UW Production of ‘The Fantasticks’ Coming to Thermopolis June 19

June 12, 2017 — The world’s longest-running musical, billed as “the perfect musical” by The Wall Street Journal, will be staged Monday, June 19, in Thermopolis.

UW’s Hageman Fails to Mark in Opening CNFR Round

June 12, 2017 — Just eight-tenths of a second.

Campus Construction Update for June 11-17

June 9, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 11-17 at the University of Wyoming:

Four Wyoming High School Female Students Honored with NCWIT Awards

June 9, 2017 — As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and the NCWIT Wyoming affiliate community recently recognized four high school female students and one Wyoming educator for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology.

UW Extension’s New App Connects Users with Wyoming Particulars

June 9, 2017 — Wyoming visitors and residents can open a vault of more than 400 videos georeferenced to the state’s landmarks, counties, history, culture, energy, flora, fauna and more with an app from University of Wyoming Extension.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 18-24

June 9, 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.

black and white photo of four men standing outside The Lonesome Heroes to Perform in UW Summer Programs Concert Series June 14

June 8, 2017 — The Lonesome Heroes will bring its brand of indie rock and country music to the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, June 14, 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 June 12-18

June 8, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled June 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

man, woman and baby seated on the ground UW Grad Student from Star Valley Earns Quantum Mechanics Fellowship

June 8, 2017 — A University of Wyoming graduate student has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship that is taking him to New Zealand this summer to study quantum mechanics.

UW Rodeo Teams Prepare for College National Finals

June 7, 2017 — University of Wyoming rodeo Coach George Howard likes to talk about competing under the “bright lights” of the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) and how the glare can sometimes intimidate a first-time competitor.

UW Trustees Approve FY 2018 Budget, Centralize Reserves

June 7, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved expenditures totaling just over $462 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year, while initiating a centralized approach to handling the university’s reserve funds.

woman holding polar bear cubs Study: Increased Sea Ice Drift Puts Polar Bears on Faster-Moving Treadmill

June 6, 2017 — A new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Wyoming found that increased westward ice drift in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas requires polar bears to expend more energy walking eastward on a faster-moving “treadmill” of sea ice.

UW’s ‘What in the World?’ Summer Program Scheduled in Centennial

June 6, 2017 — University of Wyoming students and faculty members will give three presentations during the fifth annual “What in the World?” summer program at the Albany County Public Library Centennial branch. All discussions are free and open to the public.

man and woman sitting on stage floor, leaning against a box Snowy Range Summer Theatre Presents ‘The Fantasticks’ at UW

June 5, 2017 — A sunny, funny musical about love ushers in the 64th year of the Snowy Range Summer Theatre season during a two-weekend period later this month.

artistic representation of a planet and a star UW Faculty Member, Students Contribute to Paper on Newly Discovered ‘Hot’ Planet

June 5, 2017 — Hannah Jang-Condell, a University of Wyoming assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, helped discover a Jupiter-like world that is hotter than most stars.

head portrait of a man UW Law Dean Selected for National Leadership Program

June 5, 2017 — University of Wyoming College of Law Dean Klint Alexander has been selected for a prestigious leadership program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Campus Construction Update for June 4-10

June 2, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled June 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

woman sitting beside large microscope Researcher Seeks UW Scientist’s Grape Expertise to Help Italy’s Dilemma

June 2, 2017 — Even if the visiting doctoral student’s efforts at the University of Wyoming’s Sheridan Research and Extension Center succeed, she won’t get a taste of her own success.

SBDC Webinar to Explore ‘Just-In-Time’ Contract and Grant Requirements

June 2, 2017 — Most SBIR/STTR awarding agencies require certain data and certifications to be included with a proposal submission. Some also have additional information and certification requirements for those businesses that are short-listed for receipt of a Phase I award.

man and woman in lab UW Chemistry Teacher’s Active-Learning Shift Draws Rave Reviews

June 2, 2017 — In more than two decades as a chemistry instructor and researcher, University of Wyoming Associate Professor John Hoberg has developed an effective teaching style that draws strong reviews from students.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

June 2, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, via teleconference.

UW Upward Bound TRIO Program Receives Five-Year Grant

June 2, 2017 — A college preparatory program for eligible high school students offered through the University of Wyoming has received federal funding for the next five years.

Wyoming Business Tips for June 11-17

June 2, 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.

two people playing guitars on a stage J Shogren Shanghai’d Duo Opens UW Summer Programs Concert Series June 7

June 1, 2017 — J Shogren Shanghai’d Duo opens the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, June 7, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

Opening Reception for Wyoming Art Party Exhibition June 9 at UW

June 1, 2017 — The Wyoming Art Party will host an opening reception for “Topophilia,” featuring the works of three artists, Friday, June 9, from 5-7 p.m. at the University of Wyoming.

SBDC Webinar to Address Existing Challenges, Identifying New Opportunities

June 1, 2017 — As Wyoming struggles with a changing economy, small-business owners face the difficult task of growing their businesses in the midst of an economic downturn. To succeed, in addition to managing the daily demands of running their businesses, owners must find time to work on their businesses and understand their local markets, as well as their overall industry.

two people on a stage playing guitars and singing University of Wyoming Calendar for June 5-11

June 1, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled June 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

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.

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.


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