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two women and a man standing in front of bookshelves Researchers to Discuss ‘Following the Manito Trail’ Sept. 22 at UW

September 19, 2017 — Researchers will discuss their work -- documenting “Manitos” (New Mexicans) who migrated to different parts of the United States the last century -- during a free public presentation Friday, Sept. 22, at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC).

people standing in an area with large white screens UW Program Celebrates National GEAR UP Week

September 19, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s GEAR UP Wyoming program will celebrate National GEAR UP Week with various activities, including a picnic for participants.

sillhouette of a woman bewteen two rock faces UW Receives $20 Million Grant for Unprecedented Microbial Research Effort

September 19, 2017 — When people look across Wyoming, they see the variety of terrain, vegetation and other life that make up the state’s landscapes, from plains grasslands and productive farmland to sagebrush-steppe deserts and alpine forests.

UW Rodeo Teams Start Slowly in Season Opener

September 19, 2017 — A muddy mess of an arena was partially to blame as the University of Wyoming rodeo teams finished in the second tier in the season-opening competition last weekend at Chadron, Neb.

Art Museum Director Candidate to Speak Today at UW

September 18, 2017 — One of the finalists for the position of director of the University of Wyoming Art Museum is scheduled to speak at UW today.

head portrait of a woman French to Receive Distinguished Alumna Award from UW School of Nursing

September 18, 2017 — Johnna T. French has been named the 2017 Distinguished Alumna for the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing. She will receive her award Friday, Oct. 27, at the College of Health Sciences’ Distinguished Alumni Reception.

National Group Reaccredits UW Professional Land Management Program

September 18, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Energy Resource Management and Development Professional Land Management Program (PLM) has received notice that it has been reaccredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).

Trivia Nights for Students Scheduled This Semester at UW

September 18, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s 7220 Entertainment program will host a series of Trivia Nights beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. in The Gardens, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Events are free and open to UW students.

UW Trustees Approve Funding for Veterans Center, IT Projects

September 18, 2017 — Renovation of a section of the Wyoming Union to serve as the Veterans Services Center and upgrades to campus information technology infrastructure will proceed following action by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees last week.

UW’s Western Thunder Seeks Donations for Band Day

September 18, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Western Thunder Marching Band will hold its annual Band Day Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 a.m., and is seeking donations as a way to recruit high school students.

head portrait of a man Ahern Selected to Lead UW Graduate Education Efforts

September 15, 2017 — An accomplished anthropologist, teacher and graduate mentor has been selected to fill the position of associate vice provost for graduate education at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Sept. 17-23

September 15, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Sept. 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a man Skinner Appointed as UW Honors College Dean

September 15, 2017 — An accomplished biologist, teacher and administrator who has led the University of Wyoming’s Department of Zoology and Physiology since 2013 has been appointed as dean of the new Honors College at UW.

logo for after party UW Art Museum to Host ‘The After Party’ Oct. 21

September 15, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Art is the Answer: The After Party” following the 24th annual gala fundraiser, “Art is the Answer,” Saturday, Oct. 21.

UW Encourages Observance of Constitution Day

September 15, 2017 — The University of Wyoming encourages students, faculty and staff to observe Constitution Day, the annual federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 24-30

September 15, 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.

a group of young people around an upside-down small boat being worked on ‘Jackalope’ Vessel Journeys 190 Days at Sea, Makes Landfall Near Solomon Islands

September 15, 2017 — A small sailboat built by students at the University of Wyoming Lab School recently ended its eight-month odyssey -- one that began in the South Pacific and ended up just north of the Solomon Islands.

male and female dancers Dance Theatre of Harlem is UW’s Eminent Artists-in-Residence

September 14, 2017 — Famed Dance Theatre of Harlem, a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, is the 2017-18 Eminent Artists-in-Residence, hosted by the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance. The residency is supported by UW’s Office of the President.

a group of dancers standing in a row University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 18-24

September 14, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a man UW Research and Economic Development Town Hall Scheduled Sept. 21

September 14, 2017 — Ed Synakowski has been in his new position just a little over a month. And, while he has formulated a vision for what direction research and economic development will take at the University of Wyoming, he looks forward to further developing it and improving it through discussions with faculty, staff and students.

UW to Host Emerging Issues Forum on Wyoming’s Wind Energy Future

September 14, 2017 — A forum to discuss the opportunities, challenges and trade-offs of future wind energy development in Wyoming will take place Oct. 2-3 at the University of Wyoming’s Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

an abstract outdoor scupture made of woven sticks Workshop Tuesday for UW Public Art Strategy

September 14, 2017 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are invited to help create the vision for public art on the UW campus during a public workshop Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Reorganization of UW Academic Affairs Nears Completion

September 13, 2017 — Structural changes in the University of Wyoming’s Division of Academic Affairs are nearly complete, aimed at improving student enrollment, retention and completion by bringing campus units focused on student services together with the university’s academic functions.

photos of Susan Aronstein, Paul Flesher and Paul Young UW Lecture Series Returns to Sheridan Sept. 23

September 13, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s popular one-day free public lecture series, featuring diverse topics from UW professors and Sheridan College’s president, will return to Sheridan Saturday, Sept. 23.

UW Rodeo Teams Open Season at Chadron State

September 13, 2017 — Veteran University of Wyoming rodeo Coach George Howard is always looking at the big picture.

person on horse with something slung behind saddle and rocky outcropping in background UW Adventurer/Journalist Mark Jenkins to Speak on Tibet-China History

September 12, 2017 — Adventurer and journalist Mark Jenkins, of Laramie, will share his experiences exploring the complex relationship between Tibet and China during a series of free public talks scheduled in six Wyoming communities this fall.

Wyoming Hosts Range Beef Cow Symposium Nov. 28-30

September 12, 2017 — Dates for one of the premier production beef cattle symposiums in the country have been set.

‘Future of Coal’ Conference with Wyoming, Japanese Officials Sept. 21-22 in Gillette

September 12, 2017 — Wyoming government, industry and academic leaders will welcome Japanese energy officials for a conference on the future of coal Sept. 21-22 in Gillette.

Free Language Courses Offered at UW

September 11, 2017 — Eleven different language courses will be offered this fall at the University of Wyoming.

man and woman standing outside in formal clothing McLin/Campbell Duo to Perform at UW Sept. 17

September 11, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series continues with the duo of Katherine McLin and Andrew Campbell Sunday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The event is free and open to the public.

photo of a brown and gold identification card New Design for UW’s WyoOne ID Cards

September 11, 2017 — As of Sept. 7, the University of Wyoming’s WyoOne ID card has a new look and portrays the Wyoming Union in the university’s colors of brown and gold.

President Encourages Attendance at UW Fall Convocation Tuesday

September 11, 2017 — Members of the University of Wyoming community will hear President Laurie Nichols discuss key issues and initiatives, and outline future plans during the annual Fall Convocation Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

UW Homecoming Activities Listings Due Oct. 2

September 11, 2017 — The deadline to have events listed online or on printed materials for the University of Wyoming’s Homecoming is Monday, Oct. 2.

man outside with red rock cliffs behind him UW Professor Robert L. Kelly Receives Humboldt Research Award

September 11, 2017 — Robert L. Kelly, a University of Wyoming professor of anthropology, recognized internationally as a leading researcher in anthropology, has been selected to receive an Alexander von Humboldt Research Foundation Award.

UW Student Health Service Has Flu Shots for Students

September 11, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service again will offer seasonal flu shots for students this fall.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Neeson Named Edward A. Whitney Endowed Nursing Chair

September 11, 2017 — Wendy Wood Neeson is the new Edward A. Whitney Endowed Nursing Chair for the Northern Wyoming Community College District.

black and white head portrait of a man Actor and Art Collector Cheech Marin to Return to UW for Exhibition Opening

September 8, 2017 — Well-known entertainer Cheech Marin, who has gained additional acclaim as a collector of Chicano art, returns to the University of Wyoming with a new exhibition, “Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Cheech Marin Collection,” opening Saturday, Sept. 23, at the UW Art Museum.

Campus Construction Update for Sept. 10-16

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

colorful artwork with moving skeletons and pottery containers UW Art Museum to Host Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception Sept. 22

September 8, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will celebrate fall exhibitions with a free public opening reception Friday, Sept. 22, from 6-8 p.m.

photos of John Fadial and Beth Vanderborgh UW Faculty Recital Series Opens with ‘Germany in Europe’ Program

September 8, 2017 — “Germany in Europe: The Influence of German Composers on European Music” opens the fall University of Wyoming Faculty Recital Series Monday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Trustees Set Agenda for Sept. 13-15 Meeting

September 8, 2017 — Updates on enrollment, accreditation, construction, intercollegiate athletics and residence halls are among the issues slated to come before the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees during its regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 13-15.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 17-23

September 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.

Art Museum Director Finalists to Visit UW Starting Sept. 13

September 7, 2017 — Finalists for the position of director of the University of Wyoming Art Museum have been identified, and they are scheduled to visit UW beginning Wednesday, Sept. 13.

framed photos hanging on a wall Edward S. Curtis Photo Exhibition on View at UW’s Coe Library

September 7, 2017 — The photography of Edward S. Curtis is showcased in a traveling exhibition on view through Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Level 3 Gallery at the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 11-17

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

UW Upward Bound Math/Science TRIO Program Receives Five-Year Grant

September 7, 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.

vintage photo of two people with saddles in front of them sitting in front of a period car Monument Dedication Ceremony for UW Student Killed in 1922 Scheduled Sept. 15

September 6, 2017 — A dedication ceremony at a monument site commemorating the death of a University of Wyoming student killed in a freak accident on campus in 1922 will be held Friday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m.

Save the Date: Free Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Available to UW Students

September 6, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service is offering free sexually transmitted disease (chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV) testing for UW students Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Center Ballroom. Free pizza will be available to students.

SBDC Two-Day Workshop to Explore Habits of Highly Effective People

September 6, 2017 — Renowned as the world’s premier personal leadership development and training program, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” which aligns timeless practices with modern technology, will be offered through a two-day workshop in Casper.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Liberty, Equality and the Meaning of Religious Freedom

September 6, 2017 — The Declaration of Independence placed the Enlightenment ideal of “liberty” at the heart of the American soul. It cites liberty among the reasons for creating our new country. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

head portrait of a man Professor to Examine Police Interrogations Sept. 7 at UW

September 5, 2017 — An Iowa State University (ISU) professor will discuss his research into police interrogations as part of the William D. Griffith Speaker Series Thursday, Sept. 7, at the University of Wyoming.

photos of Stephen and Patricia Adams, Dick Agee, M. Margaret McKeown and Mimi Fenton UW Alumni Honored for Accomplishments

September 5, 2017 — Four University of Wyoming alumni will be honored for their professional achievements during this year’s UW Homecoming, Oct. 21-28.

UW Fall Convocation Set Sept. 12

September 5, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols invites the campus community to attend the annual Fall Convocation Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Yellowstone Ballroom.

woman looking at baby bird in the palm of her hand UW’s Chalfoun Elected as Fellow of American Ornithological Society

September 5, 2017 — A University of Wyoming faculty member was recently elected as an American Ornithological Society (AOS) Fellow for her outstanding contributions to ornithology and her service to the society.

Campus Construction Update for Sept. 3-9

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

head portrait of a man with a halo over his head Comedian John Mulaney to Perform Sept. 8 at UW

September 1, 2017 — Tickets are still available for comedian John Mulaney’s show Friday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m.

photos of Mark Gomelsky, Robert Kelly and Caroline McCracken-Flesher Popular UW Lecture Series Scheduled in Pinedale Sept. 16

September 1, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s one-day free public lecture series, featuring diverse topics from UW professors, will be offered in Pinedale for the first time Saturday, Sept. 16.

SBDC Workshop to Provide Tips to Help Retail Businesses Survive Economic Change

September 1, 2017 — To stay competitive, retail businesses must learn to survive in an ever-shifting economic climate.

people in a room with tables and chairs UW Art Museum to Offer Family Workshop Sept. 9

September 1, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host Family Saturday Workshop Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon.

Wyoming Business Tips for Sept. 10-16

September 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.

photo of night sky with constellations outlined and labeled Autumn Stargazing Opportunities Abound at UW Planetarium

August 31, 2017 — With the fall semester back in swing, the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium provides plenty of opportunities for students to stargaze and learn more about our galaxy and beyond.

football game in action University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 4-10

August 31, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 4-10 at the University of Wyoming:

young children working at table with paper, scissors and other art supplies UW Art Museum to Offer Four-Part Preschool Class in September

August 31, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will offer a four-session Friday morning preschool class Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10-11 each day.

painting of man's face on brick wall ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor-Musician to Perform Sept. 7 at UW

August 31, 2017 — Kristian Nairn, who played the popular character Hodor in “Game of Thrones,” will perform his music at the University of Wyoming Thursday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Gardens, located in the lower level. 7220 Entertainment and Studio WYO will host the event, which is free and open to the public.

abstract image New Exhibition Opens, Two Close Sept. 9 at UW Art Museum

August 30, 2017 — A new exhibition, “YIM Maline: Decomposition, 2016,” will open Saturday, Sept. 9, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

SBDC Workshop to Focus on Succession Planning for Family-Owned Businesses

August 30, 2017 — Succession planning for passing on family-owned businesses is often not talked about, but warrants important discussion.

man standing in front of video screens with another man seated at the screens UW Driving Simulator Utilized for Travel Safety Research

August 30, 2017 — Driving on Wyoming’s Interstate 80 can often be precarious, but thanks to a pilot study conducted at the University of Wyoming, that journey could be safer in the near future.

large building UW High Bay Research Center Wins Regional Construction Honor

August 30, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s new High Bay Research Facility has been recognized by a construction industry publication as the best 2017 higher education/research project in a region that includes Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.

man and woman standing side by side UW Student Receives Optometry Scholarship

August 30, 2017 — Arianna Schabauer, of Rapid City, S.D., is the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s James A. Boucher, O.D. and Julie M. Uhlmann, Ph.D. Optometry Scholarship.

SBDC Workshop to Focus on Improving Workplace Productivity, Morale

August 29, 2017 — Small-business owners can learn how to use the internal and external factors that influence employee productivity and morale.

Technological Advances Allow Refocusing of UW Distance Ed Resources

August 29, 2017 — Advances in technology that allow University of Wyoming courses to be delivered directly online to students in their own homes -- and the growing presence of personal devices among students -- have greatly reduced use of UW’s web-conferencing facilities across the state.

logo UW Art Museum Will Host ‘Lunchtime Conversations with Curators’ Sept. 6

August 29, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Lunchtime Conversations with Curators” Wednesday, Sept. 6, from noon-12:30 p.m.

Workshop to Prepare Producers, Emergency Responders for Ag Emergencies

August 29, 2017 — Emergency response and planning for agricultural emergencies are part of a two-day training workshop in Casper for producers and government entities.

Downtown Street Dance Brings Together Community, UW Students Sept. 15

August 28, 2017 — Laramie Main Street Alliance will host 2017’s Downtown Mash Up -- an annual event created to bring University of Wyoming students and the Laramie community together -- Friday, Sept. 15, with on-street entertainment, local food and drinks, live music and dancing.

person rock climbing Registration for UW Outdoor Program Events Begins Aug. 30

August 28, 2017 — Registration for fall Outdoor Program events begins Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Closed Labor Day

August 28, 2017 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, Sept. 4, for Labor Day.

UW Employee of the Quarter Nomination Deadline is Sept. 8

August 28, 2017 — The deadline to nominate someone for the University of Wyoming Employee of the Third Quarter is Friday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m.

UW Faculty Can Be Added to Experts List

August 28, 2017 — Institutional Communications is looking to expand its University of Wyoming faculty expert list.

UW Homecoming Parade Applications Available

August 28, 2017 — Applications for the 2017 University of Wyoming Homecoming parade are now available.

UW Moves to Per Diem Policy for Business Travel

August 28, 2017 — With the implementation of the WyoCloud Financial Management System, there are several changes to procedures and processes around the University of Wyoming campus. One of these changes is the university’s shift to using a per diem policy for employee meals during business-related travel.

UW Parking Permits Are Now Available

August 28, 2017 — University of Wyoming parking permits for 2017-18 are now available for purchase.

UW Receives High Marks for Energy Savings

August 28, 2017 — The University of Wyoming has been recognized by Rocky Mountain Power for taking “some big steps in saving energy” and has been named the 2017 wattsmart Business Partner of the Year.

Washington Monthly Recognizes UW as Innovative College for Adult Learners

August 28, 2017 — The University of Wyoming has been ranked as one of the nation’s top universities for adult learners by Washington Monthly, which gives special attention to UW’s collaborations with Wyoming community colleges.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 27-Sept. 2

August 25, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 27-Sept. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

people in a crowded room Casino Night Scheduled for UW Students

August 25, 2017 — To help kick off the fall semester, University of Wyoming’s 7220 Entertainment, in partnership with Fraternity and Sorority Life, will host Casino Night Saturday, Sept. 2, at 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to all UW students.

UWPD Encourages Bicycle Safety, Registration

August 25, 2017 — With the beginning of the fall semester, the University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) reminds bicyclists to follow standards of safety and courtesy, and to register their bikes.

black and white artwork of a riverboat New Exhibition to Open Sept. 2 at UW Art Museum

August 24, 2017 — A new exhibition, “Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery Exhibition,” will open Saturday, Sept. 2, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

people hauling cart-fulls of belongings in front of buildings University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 28-Sept. 3

August 24, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 28-Sept. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

Annual UW Police Auction Sept. 6

August 23, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Police Department’s (UWPD) annual found property auction is scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. at the UWPD north parking lot, located at 1426 E. Flint St. Viewing for items to be sold will begin at 3 p.m.

head portrait of a man Coordinator Hired for Program in Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism at UW

August 23, 2017 — Dan McCoy has accepted a position as coordinator of a proposed Bachelor of Science degree program in natural resources recreation and tourism at the University of Wyoming.

UW Homecoming Events Planned for Oct. 21-28

August 23, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s 2017 Homecoming is set for Oct. 21-28, with the theme “Wyoming Spirit, Wild as the West.”

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: It’s OK to Pray in Your School

August 23, 2017 — The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue, prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and misunderstanding of what kind of prayer is permitted in the public schools of the United States of America. So, let me take this column to review what is and what is not allowed with regard to prayer in public schools.

woman standing outside in front of the covered entrance to a building UW Student Conducts Research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

August 22, 2017 — Reba Brenner was more than elated to know that she was the first University of Wyoming student selected for a prestigious internship program to conduct meaningful research this summer at the famed St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Cowboy Fans Encouraged to Showcase College Colors in Support of UW

August 21, 2017 — As part of the 13th annual College Colors Day celebration, the University of Wyoming is encouraging fan support across social media for the Cowboys. The grand prize is a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

head portrait of a man Southeast Wyoming Extension Educator Receives National Achievement

August 21, 2017 — A University of Wyoming Extension educator serving southeast Wyoming has received recognition for helping provide Wyoming residents agricultural and horticultural information.

graphic with droplets and arrows UW Chemical Engineering Research Highlighted by International Journal

August 21, 2017 — The research of University of Wyoming Associate Professor Joe Holles and his team was highlighted by an international scientific journal recently.

people with cart full of belongings UW Fall Semester Classes Begin Aug. 30

August 21, 2017 — University of Wyoming fall semester classes will begin Wednesday, Aug. 30. UW business and administrative offices will observe regular hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 28.

woman with backpack in front of live trap with a jackal in it UW Ph.D. Student Honored with Mammalogists Society Fellowship

August 21, 2017 — A University of Wyoming Ph.D. student recently received the highest honor bestowed by the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) on a graduate student.

UW Scientists Find Soil Bacteria Require Two-Layer Security, Just Like Digital World

August 21, 2017 — Those people at Google think they’re sooooo smart. So, too, the Apple and Microsoft wunderkinds.

scale model of a building Al Farrow’s ‘Divine Ammunition’ to Open Aug. 26 at UW Art Museum

August 18, 2017 — A new exhibition, “Divine Ammunition: The Work of Al Farrow,” will open Saturday, Aug. 26, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 20-26

August 18, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Extension Rangeland Management Workshop Set Near Lance Creek

August 18, 2017 — How to get more out of grazing and protect grass resources is the focus of the Basics of Rangeland Management workshop Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Lance Creek School/Kremer’s Ranch northwest of Lusk.

head portrait of a man UW’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute Taps Technical Outreach Representative

August 18, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has hired a petroleum industry veteran to assist with the institute’s technical outreach efforts.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 27-Sept. 2

August 18, 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.

people hanging upside down from rigging on wall University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 21-27

August 17, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

person using a CT scanner UW Cuts Ribbon on One-of-a-Kind High Bay Research Facility

August 17, 2017 — The University of Wyoming cut the ribbon today (Thursday) on the High Bay Research Facility -- a large, flexible, state-of-the-art laboratory facility for cutting-edge oil and gas research.

people on a omountianside covered in snow with mountains in background UW Student Team Reaches Summit of Wyoming’s Tallest Peak

August 17, 2017 — After growing up in the flatlands of eastern South Dakota, Jordan Jensen got his first taste of Wyoming’s high country by participating in an archaeology field school in the Cowboy State as an undergraduate at the University of Tennessee-Martin.

man standing in front of Firehole Composites sign Breakthrough 307 Co-Founder is e2e Wyoming Speaker in Laramie Sept. 13

August 16, 2017 — The co-founder of Breakthrough 307, a company that looks to fill funding gaps for startup companies, will be the next e2e Wyoming speaker in Laramie Wednesday, Sept. 13.

painting of folklore character Krampus with a butterfly Two Exhibitions Close Aug. 26 at UW Art Museum

August 16, 2017 — “Whence One Comes: The Musings of Travis Louie” and “New Acquisitions: The UW Art Museum Collection” will close Saturday, Aug. 26, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

man wearing protective mask UW Receives Grant to Develop More Accurate Brucellosis Test for Swine, Cattle

August 16, 2017 — Researchers in the Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Wyoming will use a $149,000 grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to help develop a quicker, cheaper and more accurate test to detect brucellosis.

three dancers perform vertical dance on a wall UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Outside Inside Downside Up’

August 16, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Outside Inside Downside Up,” a free vertical dance concert, Saturday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) Thrust Theatre.

UW Bulletin Introduces Rogers Research Site, Post-Fire Studies

August 15, 2017 — A decorated U.S. Army officer quietly bequeathed his 320-acre mountainous property to the University of Wyoming in 2002. Since then, UW faculty members and students, in an equally quiet manner, have been conducting studies relating to the improvement of forestry and wildlife resources in Wyoming and beyond.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Friday

August 15, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the BP Collaboration Center in the Energy Innovation Center on the UW campus.

President Appoints Task Force to Develop UW Salary Increase Policy

August 14, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols has appointed a 14-member task force to lead the development of a comprehensive policy or regulation on salary increases for benefited UW employees.

UW Grants Release Time for Aug. 21 Eclipse

August 14, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols has granted an hour of release time for UW employees to watch the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21.

UW Launches Engagement Task Force

August 14, 2017 — A 16-member task force has been appointed to help the University of Wyoming meet its objective of collaborating with constituents and partners to improve and enhance the health and well-being of the state’s communities and environments.

book cover showing J.C. Penney and a cow UW Librarian’s Book Reveals Business Icon’s Impact on Rural America

August 14, 2017 — A University of Wyoming faculty member’s new book about James Cash Penney explores how the department store icon and his company shaped rural America throughout the 20th century.

UW Nordic Ski Team ‘Trash 2 Treasures’ Fundraiser Aug. 27

August 14, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski team’s annual “Trash 2 Treasures” fundraiser is Sunday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. in War Memorial Fieldhouse.

UW President Taps Native American Advisory Committee

August 14, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols has assembled a seven-member committee to advise her on Native American affairs.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 13-19

August 11, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

Household Item Giveaway for UW International Students is Aug. 26

August 11, 2017 — The annual household item giveaway for international students attending the University of Wyoming is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 26, in the parking and circle drive area south of the Cheney International Center. People dropping off items are asked to enter between 11th and 12th streets off of Ivinson Street.

man holding a white drone UW Botany Graduate Student is NASA Astronaut Candidate

August 11, 2017 — A University of Wyoming master’s degree student is an astronaut candidate with NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA). HERA is a unique, three-story habitat designed to serve as an analog for isolation, confinement and remote conditions in space exploration scenarios, according to the NASA website.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 20-26

August 11, 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.

Agencies to Receive Active Shooter Response Training at UW

August 10, 2017 — Local and regional law enforcement officers will participate in active shooter response exercises Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 14-15, in the basement of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 14-20

August 10, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

Sbatella Memorial Reception Friday at UW

August 9, 2017 — A reception celebrating the life of Gustavo Sbatella, the University of Wyoming assistant professor of plant sciences who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Nevada last week, is scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, in the Animal Sciences/Molecular Biology Building foyer on the UW campus.

head portrait of a man UW Appoints First AVP for Enrollment Management

August 9, 2017 — An administrator who has been instrumental in driving enrollment increases at West Texas A&M University has been selected to fill the new position of associate vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Wyoming.

man holding a telescope UW Plans Many Activities for Aug. 21 Eclipse

August 9, 2017 — University of Wyoming astronomy professors will host five outreach venues for the public during the total solar eclipse Aug. 21, just one of many eclipse activities UW is involved in for the historic event.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Do Eclipses Have Meaning? Anxiety, Religion and Math

August 9, 2017 — Wyomingites are making eclipse plans. Many of us intend to see it, even if that means traveling and dealing with the crowds. Others will leave the state to avoid the crowds, while some will just hunker down in place and get on with life.

UW’s Fifth Annual The Big Event Scheduled Oct. 21

August 9, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s fifth annual The Big Event is Saturday, Oct. 21, and will serve as the kickoff to Homecoming 2017.

Casper Start-Up Challenge Qualifier Launches First Video Game

August 8, 2017 — A qualifier from last year’s Casper Start-Up Challenge, Bison Kings Game Studio, has launched its first video game on the Steam and itch.io gaming platforms for personal computers.

elk clashing with antlers Humanities Project to Highlight Wyoming Tribes’ Connections with Elk

August 8, 2017 — A project to explore and highlight the relationships of the tribes of Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation with an iconic big-game species will begin in 2018, as a result of a $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to the University of Wyoming.

Graduate Education AVP Finalists to Speak This Week

August 7, 2017 — Two finalists for the position of associate vice president for graduate education at the University of Wyoming are scheduled to give public presentations this week.

man standing in food service area Nordberg Awarded UW Staff Employee of Second Quarter

August 7, 2017 — Nick Nordberg has a reputation for helping others outside his official duties as the Rendezvous Café area supervisor on the University of Wyoming campus.

UW, State Department of Corrections Receive National Award

August 7, 2017 — Wyoming Pathways from Prison (WPfP), a collaborative program involving University of Wyoming faculty, staff, and students and the Wyoming Department of Corrections that provides educational opportunities to incarcerated persons, has received national attention.

UW Alumni Association Plans Membership Appreciation Day Sept. 16

August 7, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is planning an afternoon of fun, football and friendship to show its appreciation to UWAA members.

sandstone brick building UW High Bay Research Facility Grand Opening Aug. 16-17

August 7, 2017 — Grand opening ceremonies for the $68 million High Bay Research Facility, the newest educational and research building at the University of Wyoming, will take place later this month.

four people climbing up a mountainside covered in snow UW’s Jenkins Leads Gannett Peak Student Excursion

August 7, 2017 — Since joining the University of Wyoming as a writer-in-residence in 2008, Mark Jenkins has brought the world to Wyoming by lecturing around the state about his expeditions to off-the-beaten-path locations in Nepal, Cambodia, Congo, Burma, Vietnam and Central Asia.

head portrait of a man UW’s Reutzel Selected for National Education Deans Organization

August 7, 2017 — University of Wyoming College of Education Dean Ray Reutzel has joined a select group dedicated to transforming educator preparation.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 6-12

August 4, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Fall UW MBA Program Students Begin Fall Semester with Orientation Aug. 21

August 4, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program’s continued success in experiential learning, leadership development, international programs and job placement has led to a strong cohort of students. Students have an orientation session Monday, Aug. 21.

head portrait of a man UW Assistant Professor Dies in Motorcycle Crash

August 4, 2017 — Colleagues and friends at the University of Wyoming are reacting to the death Wednesday evening of a fellow scientist killed in a motorcycle accident in Nevada.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

August 4, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider UW’s state budget request for the 2019-2020 biennium during a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, via teleconference.

Wyoming Business Tips for Aug. 13-19

August 4, 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 Aug. 7-13

August 3, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

paintings mounted on a wall ‘Hung Liu: American Exodus’ Closes Aug. 12 at UW Art Museum

August 3, 2017 — “Hung Liu: American Exodus” will close Saturday, Aug. 12, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Financial Opportunities Available as Eclipse Draws Near, UW Expert Says

August 2, 2017 — The days until the sun and moon do their dramatic dance across Wyoming are lessening, but that doesn’t mean economic opportunities are dwindling for Cowboy State residents, according to the agricultural entrepreneurship specialist with University of Wyoming Extension.

stylized image of an Asian man staring at a house New Exhibitions to Open Aug. 12 at UW Art Museum

August 2, 2017 — Three new exhibitions will open Saturday, Aug. 12, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

two boys working with a woman in a lab UW Summer Camp Encourages Careers in Health Care

August 1, 2017 — The University of Wyoming this summer welcomed 80 eighth- through 11th-grade students to campus to explore health care-related fields during the seventh annual Wyoming Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Health Care Careers Summer Camp.

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.

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.


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