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First Finalist for UW Research VP to Visit This Week

April 26, 2017 — Finalists for the position of vice president for research and economic development at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to visit UW beginning Friday, April 28.

head portrait of a woman Robin Cole Chosen to Speak at UW’s Nursing Convocation Ceremony

April 26, 2017 — Robin S. Cole, a University of Wyoming Master of Science nurse educator candidate, has been chosen by her classmates to be the speaker at the Nursing Convocation ceremony Friday, May 12, 2-4 p.m., in the Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Searches Begin for UW Honors Dean, AVP for Graduate Education

April 26, 2017 — Searches are beginning for key administrative positions in the University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs.

Searches to Begin for UW Health Sciences, Business Deans

April 26, 2017 — National searches are planned for two academic dean positions at the University of Wyoming, as College of Health Sciences Dean Joe Steiner and College of Business Dean Sanjay Putrevu will depart this summer.

Times Set for UW VP for Student Affairs Public Presentations

April 26, 2017 — Times and locations have been set for public presentations by finalists for the position of vice president for student affairs at the University of Wyoming.

UW Research VP Search Adds Fourth Finalist

April 26, 2017 — A fourth candidate has joined the list of finalists for the position of vice president for research and economic development at the University of Wyoming.

UW SBDC Webinar to Help Small Businesses Work with Big Agencies

April 26, 2017 — Small companies seeking financing to develop an innovative technology need to understand the types of projects big agencies are interested in funding -- and what the playing field looks like.

UW Signing Day Scheduled in Local High Schools

April 26, 2017 — With the national deadline fast approaching for college enrollment confirmation scheduled Monday, May 1, the University of Wyoming Office of Admissions is partnering with Wyoming 4-H to host “UW Signing Day” in various high schools across the state.

orchestra strings section UW Symphony Orchestra to Perform Final Concert of Season May 4

April 26, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform its last concert of the season Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Town-Hall Meeting Today on UW’s WyoCloud Financial Management System

April 25, 2017 — University of Wyoming employees are reminded of a town-hall meeting for the UW community today from 1-3 p.m. to share information about WyoCloud, the university’s new cloud-based finance, administrative, research support and business intelligence reporting system.

two women standing behind a table-like display UW at Casper Students Build Solar/Lunar Eclipse Model for Science Zone

April 25, 2017 — Students in the University of Wyoming at Casper Technology Education Engineering Collegiate Association (UWC TEECA) created a solar/lunar eclipse-themed exhibition currently displayed at The Science Zone in Casper.

head portrait of a woman UW President to Visit Kemmerer May 16

April 25, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will meet with local residents Tuesday, May 16, from 7:15-9 a.m. at the Best Western Plus Fossil Country Inn and Suites, located at 760 Highway 189/30 in Kemmerer.

UW SBDC Webinar to Help Small Businesses with Proprietary Data

April 25, 2017 — When applying for federal SBIR/STTR funds to develop new, high-value ideas, applicants often struggle with how much information to include in their applications. An SBIR/STTR webinar is scheduled to assist small-business owners with their proprietary data.

UW Workshop Highlights Property Values, Resource Protection

April 25, 2017 — Tips and techniques small-acreage landowners can use to improve property values and protect natural resources are the focus of a workshop in Cheyenne Friday, May 19, rescheduled from an earlier date.

Women’s Team, UW Individuals Compete for CNFR Berths in Home Rodeo

April 25, 2017 — There is more than just a team berth at stake for the University of Wyoming women’s rodeo team. Competitors also can qualify for this summer’s College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in their respective events.

Staff Members Honored for Service to UW Students

April 24, 2017 — Members of Mortar Board, the senior honor society at the University of Wyoming, recently selected UW staff members to receive the “Tip of the Cap” award. The award honors those who offered “exceptional contributions to the University of Wyoming and inspiration of students.”

four people standing together facing the camera Student from Colorado Named UW Student Employee of the Year

April 24, 2017 — Madison “Maddie” Deutsch, a senior from Littleton, Colo., has been selected as the University of Wyoming’s Student Employee of the Year.

UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Faculty at Annual Awards Luncheon

April 24, 2017 — Ten University of Wyoming faculty members will receive Extraordinary Merit Awards in research and teaching during the UW College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) annual awards luncheon Saturday, May 6.

head portraits of Matthew Greenhous, Klaus Hanson and Bruce Smith UW College of Arts and Sciences to Honor Outstanding Former Faculty Member and Alumni

April 24, 2017 — A former University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) faculty member and two outstanding alumni will be honored Saturday, May 6.

UW Employee of the Quarter Nominations Now Accepted

April 24, 2017 — Nominations are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming Employee of the Second Quarter. Deadline is Friday, June 9.

photos of five people UW Graduate Students Honored with Annual Awards

April 24, 2017 — Each year, the University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Council solicit nominations for awards that honor graduate students and their mentors. This year’s winners draw from colleges across campus and celebrate outstanding graduate teaching and research.

UW Student Wins $15,000 in Entrepreneurship Competition

April 24, 2017 — A doctoral candidate’s idea for saving chemists, engineers and surgeons hours of time, and their employers tens of thousands of dollars, won the top prize of $15,000 last week at the University of Wyoming’s John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition.

UW Teams Tune up for Home Rodeo This Week

April 24, 2017 — With just the final home rodeo this weekend, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls team is in good position to draw a bid to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) this summer in Casper.

‘Dear World’ Portrait Project at UW This Week

April 24, 2017 — Members of the University of Wyoming community have an opportunity to share messages and tell their stories through a unique portrait project this week.

Campus Construction Update for April 23-29

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

Tibet Museum Director to Speak at UW April 25

April 21, 2017 — The director of the Tibet Museum in Dharamsala, India, will discuss at the University of Wyoming the history and current state of Tibet, and how he created exhibitions that present complex subjects to a diverse audience -- while living in exile in India.

conversation bubble logo UW Art Museum Will Host ‘Lunchtime Conversations with Curators’ May 3

April 21, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Lunchtime Conversations with Curators” Wednesday, May 3, from noon-12:30 p.m.

UW Names Finalists for VP for Student Affairs

April 21, 2017 — Finalists for the position of vice president for student affairs at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to visit UW beginning Monday, April 24.

head portrait of a woman UW President to Visit Buffalo May 1

April 21, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will meet with local residents Monday, May 1, from 7:15-9 a.m. at the Cowboy Carousel Center, located at 59 N. Lobban Ave. in Buffalo.

head portrait of a woman UW President to Visit Dubois May 4

April 21, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will meet with local residents Thursday, May 4, from 7:15-9 a.m. at the Headwaters Arts and Conference Center, located at 20 Stalnaker St. in Dubois.

head portrait of a woman UW President to Visit Pinedale May 4

April 21, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will meet with local residents Thursday, May 4, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, located at 55 Bloomfield Ave. in Pinedale.

head portrait of a woman UW President to Visit Sundance May 1

April 21, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will meet with local residents Monday, May 1, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Cowgirl Pizza, located at 1620 E. Cleveland St. in Sundance.

UW Vice President for Student Affairs Candidate Withdraws

April 21, 2017 — One of the finalists for the position of vice president for student affairs at the University of Wyoming has withdrawn from consideration, meaning the first campus visit by a candidate will be Thursday and Friday, April 27-28.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 30-May 6

April 21, 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.

Friday Guest Speaker at UW to Discuss Future of Coal Industry

April 20, 2017 — An energy expert will discuss the future of the U.S. coal industry Friday, April 21, at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a man Phi Beta Kappa Names New Members to UW Chapter

April 20, 2017 — The nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society has selected 36 new members for the University of Wyoming chapter, including a former UW president elected to honorary membership.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 24-30

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

UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

April 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming is offering employees and retirees an opportunity to choose the negotiated natural gas rate under the Choice Gas program. Employees who have not selected a supplier and rate have until 10 p.m. Thursday, April 27, to sign up for the special UW rate.

young man riding a bike UWPD Seeks Help in Identifying Bike Theft Suspect

April 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a recent bicycle theft while warning that UW typically sees an increase in property thefts, including bicycles, toward the end of spring semester.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting

April 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has scheduled a special meeting via conference call Friday, April 21, to discuss a personnel matter.

UW Undergraduate Research Day April 29

April 20, 2017 — Nearly 500 University of Wyoming students will take part in the Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day Saturday, April 29.

Meeting on UW Strategic Plan Draft Tuesday in Casper

April 19, 2017 — The public is invited to learn about and comment on the University of Wyoming’s draft strategic plan during a town-hall meeting Tuesday, April 25, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Strausner Hall at Casper College.

head portrait of a woman UW Makes Changes to Operate More Effectively and Efficiently

April 19, 2017 — In my first year as president of the University of Wyoming, I have made it a priority to travel around the state to hear from Wyoming people about their thoughts and expectations for the state’s university.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Coffin of Archbishop Bancroft and the King James Bible

April 19, 2017 — Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, England, is the center of the worldwide Anglican Church -- the third largest Christian organization in the world.

UW Student Group Supports Veterans Through COMBAT Color Run April 22

April 19, 2017 — A University of Wyoming student group will celebrate military veterans with a Laramie community event this weekend.

Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition, Business Summit Thursday at UW

April 18, 2017 — Ten student-led finalists will compete for the chance to earn money for their startup business plans during the annual John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of Wyoming Thursday, April 20.

two men examining sculpture Energy Students Learn Diverse Communication Skills in Innovative UW Class

April 18, 2017 — You might not expect to find a group of University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources students studying at the UW Art Museum, but this semester’s “Communication Across Topics in Energy” class has a curriculum like never before -- aimed at providing students with real-world experiences researching, writing emails and project proposals, as well as presenting and using diverse technologies.

pictures of Eric Nigh, Yara Thomas and Lukas Lindquist UW Students Receive Prestigious Awards from Center for Global Studies

April 18, 2017 — Three University of Wyoming students are the recipients of the most prestigious awards presented by the Center for Global Studies at UW.

head portrait of a man UW to Host Researcher Known for International Trade Issue Studies

April 18, 2017 — An agricultural economist known for his research on international trade issues pertaining to the food industry will speak at the University of Wyoming Friday, April 21.

head portrait of a man Bergman to Give Buchanan Lecture at UW April 28

April 17, 2017 — A recently retired University of Wyoming professor and director will give UW’s 2017 Buchanan Lecture Friday, April 28.

man holding a clipboard with a wind turbine in the background Jonathan Naughton to Give UW Faculty Senate Speaker Talk April 25

April 17, 2017 — Jonathan Naughton, University of Wyoming Department of Mechanical Engineering professor, will give the spring Faculty Senate Speaker Series talk Tuesday, April 25.

Town-Hall Meeting April 25 on UW’s WyoCloud Financial Management System

April 17, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will host a town-hall meeting for the UW community Tuesday, April 25, to share information about WyoCloud, the university’s new cloud-based finance, administrative, research support and business intelligence reporting system.

woman holding polar bear cubs UW Professor Elected as TWS Fellow by the Wildlife Society

April 17, 2017 — In recognition of her exceptional service to the wildlife profession, Merav Ben-David was recently elected as a TWS (The Wildlife Society) Fellow by The Wildlife Society Council.

people in a green field UW Researcher Helps Quantify Grasslands’ Carbon Storage Value

April 17, 2017 — When grasslands feature a wide array of plant species, they provide a variety of benefits for humans and animals, including enhanced carbon storage capacity that can be quantified economically, according to a new scientific paper co-written by a University of Wyoming researcher.

head portrait of a man UW’s Robertson Co-Writes Book on Engaging Student Readers

April 17, 2017 — University of Wyoming College of Education Assistant Professor Dana Robertson has been recognized for his contribution to the field of literacy.

UW’s Top First-Year Course Instructors Honored

April 17, 2017 — The University of Wyoming has presented PIE (Promoting Intellectual Engagement) Awards to 38 instructors who inspire excitement, inquiry and autonomy in first-year courses.

Campus Construction Update for April 16-22

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

Comedian Josh Wolf to Perform at UW April 19

April 14, 2017 — Comedian Josh Wolf brings his style of stand-up comedy to the University of Wyoming Wednesday, April 19, at 9 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public.

three theater students holding hands Sondheim Musical ‘Company’ Closes UW Theatre and Dance Season

April 14, 2017 — Legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy “Company” closes out the 2016-17 University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance production season.

group of people with hands in air cheering UW Pi Kappa Alpha Hosts Successful Cycle for Life Event

April 14, 2017 — The University of Wyoming chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha hosted a 12-hour Cycle for Life event in remembrance of Taylor Trudeau and raised money for a foundation in his memory.

composite time-lapse photo of Mongolian people in a camp UW Scientist Explores Archaeological Record by Studying Mongolian Reindeer Herder Camps

April 14, 2017 — For years, Todd Surovell has studied an ancient Paleoindian site in Colorado and wondered why he would find concentrations of tools in one spot or a particular type of tool in another. He had to go to Mongolia to find the answers.

‘In the Distance’ Exhibition at UW Gallery 234

April 14, 2017 — “In the Distance,” featuring Holly Wood’s journey through Taipei, Taiwan, intermixed with her experiences in Laramie, will be on display beginning Monday, April 17, in Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

Central Asian Awareness Day April 23 at UW

April 13, 2017 — The Central Asian Student Organization (CASA) at the University of Wyoming will celebrate Central Asian Awareness Day and New Year (Navruz) Sunday, April 23.

head portriats of Daniel Tressel, Fangye Sun and Xiao Xue Sun Guest Chamber Musicians to Perform at UW April 20

April 13, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series continues with guest chamber musicians Xiao Xue Sun, piano; Fangye Sun, violin; and Daniel Tressel, cello, Thursday, April 20.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 17-23

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

UW College of Health Sciences Research Day April 14

April 13, 2017 — Students in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences will showcase their research and hear from two experts on autism during the college’s annual Grand Rounds/Research Day Friday, April 14.

female college student standing next to a fish mascot UW Master’s Degree Student Receives Fulbright Award to Conduct Research in Indonesia

April 13, 2017 — A University of Wyoming student is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award to conduct research in Indonesia for the 2017-18 academic year.

head portrait of a man Award-Winning Author to Speak on Art and Science April 17 at UW

April 12, 2017 — A longtime New Yorker writer, acclaimed author and director emeritus of the New York Institute for the Humanities will discuss art and science Monday, April 17, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Extension Offers Online GMO Information Course

April 12, 2017 — Issues surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMO) will be examined during a six-week online course through University of Wyoming Extension.

UW Plans to Take Back Swing Dance World Record

April 12, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Cowboy Country Swing Club (CCSC) is planning an event -- to take back the Guinness world record for swing dance participants previously held by UW -- Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in War Memorial Fieldhouse.

plane on a runway in a snowstorm with three people nearby UW Wraps Up Cloud-Seeding Project in Southwestern Idaho

April 12, 2017 — Jeff French learned very quickly that clouds over Boise, Idaho, are much different from those he had previously observed over the Snowy Range.

Free Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing Available to UW Students

April 11, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service is offering free sexually transmitted disease (chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV) testing for UW students Thursday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Center Ballroom. Free pizza will be available to students.

photo collage of six people acting UW Cultural Programs Season Closes with Broadway’s Next H!T Musical April 21

April 11, 2017 — The popular interactive, improvisational musical comedy Broadway’s Next H!T Musical (BNHM) closes the University of Wyoming’s Cultural Programs spring semester season Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

man sitting between rows of computer servers, holding a model airplane UW Mechanical Engineering Professor to Give President’s Talk

April 11, 2017 — Using mathematics and computer science to solve complex engineering problems is the topic of University of Wyoming Professor Dimitri Mavriplis’ 2017 Spring President’s Speakers Series talk.

head portrait of a man UW Weed Scientist Finds Slight Rise in Herbicide Chronic Toxicity

April 11, 2017 — A University of Wyoming weed scientist -- frustrated with the noise surrounding genetically modified organisms and glyphosate use -- analyzed data to see for himself if biotech adoption has had a negative or positive effect on herbicide use.

Wyoming High School Students Receive Daniels Fund Scholarships

April 11, 2017 — Wyoming high school students participating in two University of Wyoming college preparatory programs are the recipients of Daniels Fund Scholarships, a competitive award that covers full college costs not met through other types of financial aid.

Wyoming Honors Children of Military Parents

April 11, 2017 — Mix Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marine and Navy personnel in a room and you will see purple.

Meeting on UW Strategic Plan Draft is Today

April 10, 2017 — A second town-hall meeting on the University of Wyoming’s draft strategic plan is 1:30 p.m. today in Room 138 of the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.

abstract painting with pastel grays, yellows and pinks UW Art Museum Presents Two Exhibitions Featuring Jon Schueler

April 10, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum is presenting two exhibitions by American abstract expressionist painter Jon Schueler.

head portrait of a woman in a western hat UW Cowgirls Take CSU Rodeo Title

April 10, 2017 — Coming off their toughest rodeo of the season two weeks ago, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls bounced back in a big way, coming through with their first regional team title of the spring season.

woman sitting on the edge of a desk UW Employees Honored at Staff Recognition Day

April 10, 2017 — Judy Yates, a UW Department of Secondary Education office associate, today (Monday) was named the University of Wyoming’s outstanding employee of the year during the annual Staff Recognition Day at UW.

UW Recipient of Innovation Fund Grant for Student-Led Research Projects

April 10, 2017 — The University of Wyoming is among seven schools -- three from the United States, two from Brazil, and one each in Colombia and Mexico -- to receive grant money for collaborative research projects, and to increase bilateral mobility of U.S., Latin American and Caribbean students through study abroad program development.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

April 10, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting Wednesday, April 12, via teleconference.

Applications Accepted for ISA Talent and Fashion Show at UW

April 7, 2017 — Applications are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming International Student Association (ISA) Talent and Fashion Show Saturday, April 15, at 6 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Campus Construction Update for April 9-15

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

Take Back the Night at UW April 19

April 7, 2017 — A Take Back the Night candlelight vigil is planned Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. on Prexy’s Pasture at the University of Wyoming in honor of Whitney French and all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 16-22

April 7, 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.

woman at table with bones on it Contextualizing Violence Past and Present is Topic of Mulloy Lecture at UW

April 6, 2017 — A professor whose research into the areas of nonlethal violence and inequality, gender differences and disease, and the bioarchaeology of human experience with a focus on groups living in marginalized and challenging environments is the University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology’s 21st annual Mulloy Lecture speaker Thursday, April 27.

Haub School Dean Finalists Interviews Scheduled at UW

April 6, 2017 — Three candidates for the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources dean position will be interviewed on campus later this month at the University of Wyoming.

Soul and Funk Band The Sextones to Perform at UW April 13

April 6, 2017 — Soul and funk band The Sextones will perform Thursday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 10-16

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

UW SBDC Hosts HUBZone Workshop in Riverton May 4

April 6, 2017 — Every year, the federal government spends millions of dollars in Wyoming. For small-business owners interested in selling their products and services to the federal government, the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a workshop on the subject.

painting of women sitting on the ground and sewing Chinese-American Artist Hung Liu to Visit UW April 17-18

April 5, 2017 — Chinese-American artist Hung Liu will visit the University of Wyoming April 17-18.

birghtly painted trailer with grahic of child on it and people going in Curiosity Cube Brings Science to UW April 11-12

April 5, 2017 — The Curiosity Cube -- essentially science in a shipping container -- is coming to the University of Wyoming.

First Meeting on UW Strategic Plan Draft is Thursday

April 5, 2017 — A draft strategic plan for the University of Wyoming calls for advancements in academic quality, enrollment, statewide engagement, diversity and economic development over the next five years.

Panel to Discuss ‘Objects of Inquiry’ at UW April 10

April 5, 2017 — A panel discussion will explore questions museum objects can generate in research and teaching when approached from different scholarly points of view Monday, April 10, at the University of Wyoming.

UW Debate Team Extends Streak of Reaching ‘Big Dance’ to 14 Years

April 5, 2017 — Even the University of Wyoming debate team qualified for March Madness’ “Big Dance,” receiving an invitation to the National Debate Tournament (NDT) for the 14th consecutive year.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Businesses, Sports and Public Debates Over National Moral Character

April 5, 2017 — This week saw the end of one boycott and the start of another.

Alchemy Sciences Donates $2.5 Million to Support UW Enhanced Oil Recovery Research

April 4, 2017 — The University of Wyoming announced today (April 4) $2.5 million in funding from Alchemy Sciences Inc. that will support research on enhanced oil recovery and production.

head portrait of a woman Grammy-Winning Eminent Composer-in-Residence at UW This Week

April 4, 2017 — Grammy-winning Eminent Composer-in-Residence Libby Larsen is conducting workshops, lecturing and scheduling a free public performance with University of Wyoming Department of Music faculty and students this week.

Star Valley Student Wins Wyoming National Geographic State Bee

April 4, 2017 — Preston Buehler, a Star Valley Middle School seventh-grader, took top honors at last week’s Wyoming National Geographic State Bee held at Casper College.

UW President Grants Release Time to Attend Shepard Symposium

April 4, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will allow a maximum of two hours total of release time for employees to attend the 21st annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice April 5-8 on campus.

two men standing with a rain gauge in front of a group of children UW Partnership Provides Infrastructure for Precipitation Study at Laramie Junior High

April 3, 2017 — This spring, sixth-graders at Laramie Junior High School began taking their study of the water cycle to a whole new level, thanks to equipment and expertise provided by the University of Wyoming and generous donors.

UW Staff Recognition Day April 10

April 3, 2017 — More than 200 employees will be honored during Staff Recognition Day Monday, April 10, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

head portrait of a man UW’s Reutzel to Serve on Book Trust’s Academic Advisory Board

April 3, 2017 — D. Ray Reutzel, University of Wyoming College of Education dean, has been named to the Academic Advisory Board of Book Trust, a national literacy nonprofit organization.

Campus Construction Update for April 2-8

March 31, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 2-8 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a man Former World Bank Vice President to Speak at UW April 14

March 31, 2017 — In a resort hotel 73 years ago in New Hampshire's White Mountains, 44 countries conjured a financing vehicle that remains one of the most efficient uses of public finance ever devised. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) later became the cornerstone institution of the World Bank Group.

head portraits of Mary Burman, Robert Kelly and Phil Roberts Popular UW Program Saturday U Returns to Rock Springs April 22

March 31, 2017 — Diverse topics focusing on the history of the state’s coal industry, attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the four major “beginnings” of human history will be discussed by three University of Wyoming professors during UW’s popular Saturday University program Saturday, April 22, in Rock Springs.

Students Selected for Chief Washakie Scholarship at UW

March 31, 2017 — Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to 14 University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year.

head portrait of a woman UW President to Visit Thermopolis April 11

March 31, 2017 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will meet with local residents Tuesday, April 11, from 7:15-9 a.m. at the Hot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center, located at 700 Broadway St. in Thermopolis.

UW Releases Strategic Plan Draft, Plans Meetings

March 31, 2017 — A draft strategic plan for the University of Wyoming calls for advancements in academic quality, enrollment, statewide engagement, diversity and economic development over the next five years.

UW to Host World Health Day Activities April 7

March 31, 2017 — The University of Wyoming will host a variety of events and activities to recognize World Health Day Friday, April 7. This year’s theme is “Depression: Let’s Talk.”

head portraits of Drew Brown, Robert Bullard and Alison Kafer Annual Shepard Symposium April 5-8 at UW

March 30, 2017 — Three keynote speakers are part of the 21st annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice April 5-8 at the University of Wyoming.

Spanish Flamenco Music and Dance Presented April 5 at UW

March 30, 2017 — Members of Flamenco Denver will perform at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

University of Wyoming Calendar for April 3-9

March 30, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled April 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

view of the earth from space UW Planetarium’s April Programs Focus on Easter, Earth and Some Foolishness

March 30, 2017 — Easter, Earth and a little foolishness highlight programs at the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium during April.

sea otter on back in the water, holding a clam UW Researchers Part of Study that Finds Sea Otters' Use of Tools Not Linked to Genetics

March 30, 2017 — Sea otters have the distinction of using tools, such as rocks, to break open hard-to-access food sources. A new study -- in which two University of Wyoming researchers participated -- reveals that, unlike bottlenose dolphins, California sea otters’ frequent use of tools has little to do with genetic ties and more to do with ecological conditions.

Heart Mountain Week Events April 10-13 at UW

March 29, 2017 — Impacts of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center then and now will be examined during Heart Mountain Week Monday-Thursday, April 10-13, at the University of Wyoming.

two story house with porch and trees to one side New American Indian Center Established at UW

March 29, 2017 — A new American Indian Center opening in July at the University of Wyoming will be a resource facility that encourages all UW students, especially American Indian students, to achieve success and optimize their college experience. The center also will honor American Indian heritage and demonstrate respect for Native people’s cultures, traditions, laws and diverse expressions of sovereignty.

Rough Week for Both UW Rodeo Teams

March 29, 2017 — It was a tough week inside the arena for both University of Wyoming rodeo teams when the Cowgirls and Cowboys missed out in the top positions in the latest Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) competition.

two women facing each other on sofa, talking UW Moves to Expand Honors Program to Honors College

March 29, 2017 — Aiming to recruit more high-achieving high school graduates and enrich its undergraduate experience, the University of Wyoming is taking initial steps to expand its Honors Program.

UW SBDC Proposal and Accounting Workshops in Riverton April 11-12

March 29, 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.

‘The Journey: Take a Walk with Me’ Exhibition at UW Gallery 234

March 29, 2017 — “The Journey: Take a Walk with Me,” which features each subject’s journey with autism, is currently on display in Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union.

woman uses stethoscope on another woman New UW Health Clinic Opening April 5 in Laramie

March 28, 2017 — A health clinic operated by the University of Wyoming that will offer comprehensive patient care services to the Laramie community will open early next month.

conversation bubble logo UW Art Museum Will Host ‘Lunchtime Conversations with Curators’ April 5

March 28, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Lunchtime Conversations with Curators” Wednesday, April 5, from noon-12:30 p.m.

people in a mountain field UW Researchers Discover Dust Plays Prominent Role in Nutrients of Mountain Forest Ecosystems

March 28, 2017 — For decades, scientists have known that tropical places like Hawaii, with lush landscapes and vegetation, nutritionally benefit from the dust that blows from Asia. However, results of a new study -- headed by University of Wyoming researchers -- demonstrate that dust also can drive the evolution of nutrient budgets in mountainous forest ecosystems.

man leaning against a railing with lake and mountain in the background Award-Winning Author Timothy Egan to Speak at UW April 18

March 27, 2017 — Timothy Egan, an acclaimed writer and chronicler of the West, will speak Tuesday, April 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Final Chief Diversity Officer Candidates to Visit UW This Week

March 27, 2017 — Two finalists for the position of chief diversity officer at the University of Wyoming are scheduled to visit UW this week.

head portrait of a man Guest Pianist Lei Weng to Perform at UW April 2

March 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series continues with guest pianist Lei Weng Sunday, April 2.

head portrait of a woman Phillips Receives UW’s Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award

March 27, 2017 — Lori Phillips, associate dean of the University of Wyoming Libraries, is the recipient of UW’s 2017 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award.

UW to Revise Program Fees Proposal

March 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming will not implement cost-based fees for academic programs in the 2017-18 academic year.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Actions

March 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following personnel items during its meeting Friday, March 24.

interior of greenhouse with lushly growing plants UW Williams Conservatory Starts You Fund Campaign

March 27, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Williams Conservatory recently launched a You Fund campaign to raise money for facility improvements and some plant replacement.

Campus Construction Update for March 26-April 1

March 24, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 26-April 1 at the University of Wyoming:

Islamic Awareness Week Events Scheduled at UW

March 24, 2017 — Events to raise awareness of Islamic culture are scheduled March 27-April 2 at the University of Wyoming

man standing in a lab UW Researchers Discover ‘Switch’ that Allows Microbes to Recognize Kin

March 24, 2017 — How one-celled microbes recognize their kin is described in a paper by University of Wyoming scientists and published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

UW SBDC Webinar to Help Businesses Navigate Export Finance

March 24, 2017 — Small businesses in Wyoming will have an opportunity to learn how to effectively navigate the export finance web during a Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) webinar Thursday, April 20, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 2-8

March 24, 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.

woman sitting under a tree with a group of people in an African village Wyoming Goes Global Conference Presentations April 3 at UW

March 24, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s connections with the world will be on display during a Monday, April 3, presentation in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.

head portraits of Al Simpson, Joel Defebaugh and Mikole Soto Heart Mountain Relocation Center Focus of Mock Trial at UW April 10

March 23, 2017 — This spring semester’s Spence Law Firm Historic Trial at the University of Wyoming explores the conflicting ideologies surrounding the military draft of Japanese-Americans incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center near Cody and Powell during World War II.

Karma Fundraiser for UW International Students March 25

March 23, 2017 — The University of Wyoming International Student Association will host a Karma dinner fundraiser Saturday, March 25, at 6 p.m. in the Hilltop Christian Child Care and Preschool facility, located at 1517 E. Canby St.

Poetry Slam Scheduled at UW March 29

March 23, 2017 — 7220 Entertainment presents a poetry slam Wednesday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public, but participants must be UW students.

abstract painting with shades of tan and gray University of Wyoming Calendar for March 27-April 2

March 23, 2017 — These are among the activities scheduled March 27-April 2 at the University of Wyoming:

head portraits of Kermit Brown and David Fall UW Board of Trustees Gains Two New Members

March 23, 2017 — An Albany County attorney and a Campbell County pediatrician have been named to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

UW Community Members Can Tell Stories in April Portrait Project

March 23, 2017 — Members of the University of Wyoming community have an opportunity to share messages and tell their stories through a unique portrait project this spring.

UW Neuroscience Program Hosts Brain Awareness Week

March 23, 2017 — Brain Awareness Week will be hosted at the University of Wyoming Monday, March 27, through Thursday, March 30. Multiple free public events are scheduled throughout the week.

UW Trustees Approve Academic Affairs Reorganization

March 23, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved structural changes aimed at improving student enrollment, retention and completion by bringing campus units focused on student services together with the university’s academic functions.

UW Trustees Approve Faculty Separation Incentive Program Expansion

March 23, 2017 — Up to 45 University of Wyoming faculty members could leave the university at the end of the current academic year as part of a previously approved plan to reduce UW’s budget in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Alzheimer’s Listening Sessions Scheduled Throughout Wyoming

March 22, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Center on Aging is among sponsors with the Wyoming Department of Health for Alzheimer’s disease informative listening sessions throughout the state.

head portrait of a man Judaic Studies Professor to Present Cone Lecture at UW March 28

March 22, 2017 — Medieval laws governing Jewish dress and the “Jews’ badge” will be discussed during the 20th annual Cone Family Distinguished Lecture in History Tuesday, March 28, at the University of Wyoming.

image of woman holding small child in her lap New Exhibitions to Open April 1 at UW Art Museum

March 22, 2017 — Three new exhibitions will open Saturday, April 1, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

book cover graphic UW Professor’s First Novel Nominated for National Award

March 22, 2017 — University of Wyoming Professor Jeff Lockwood’s first novel, “Poisoned Justice,” has been named one of three finalists by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Restoration of Jesus’ Tomb is Completed

March 22, 2017 — Although Easter Sunday is not until April 16, perhaps the most important moment in this year’s Christian calendar is Wednesday, March 22.

head portrait of a woman UW Scholar-in-Residence to Read Her Written Works March 25

March 22, 2017 — Briallen Hopper, the first scholar-in-residence for the University of Wyoming African American and Diaspora Studies (AADS) program, will offer a free public reading of her work Saturday, March 25.

head portrait of a man UW’s Nursing Scholarship Day Scheduled April 13

March 22, 2017 — Nursing Scholarship Day at the University of Wyoming will recognize its nursing students and program during a full day of activities Thursday, April 13. All activities will take place in Room 506 of Coe Library.

woman speaking at microphone British Politician to Speak at UW April 7

March 21, 2017 — A British politician and former European Union foreign policy chief will give a free public presentation Friday, April 7, at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a man University of Chicago Paleontologist to Give Book Talk at UW April 6

March 21, 2017 — Neil Shubin, a renowned paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science writer, will visit the University of Wyoming next month.

head portrait of a woman in a western hat UW Cowgirls Open Spring Rodeo Season with Second-Place Finish

March 21, 2017 — Cori Terry was perfect over the weekend.

three boys, a girl and a woman holding trophies Cheyenne School Wins Second Straight Mathcounts Title at UW

March 20, 2017 — McCormick Junior High School of Cheyenne won the team championship, and Lander’s Kephas Olsson took home first-place individual honors at the Wyoming State Mathcounts competition at the University of Wyoming.

Chief Diversity Officer Finalists to Visit UW Starting Today

March 20, 2017 — Two finalists for the position of chief diversity officer at the University of Wyoming are scheduled to visit UW this week.

poster for film UW Art Museum to Screen Film March 27

March 20, 2017 — The film “The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia” will be screened at the University of Wyoming Art Museum Monday, March 27, from 5:30-7 p.m.

UW to Celebrate Research and Economic Development, Bill Gern May 18

March 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming plans to celebrate the history of research and economic development endeavors of its faculty and staff. At the same time, it plans to honor Bill Gern, who has been instrumental in these ventures.

UW Town-Hall Meeting Tuesday on Enrollment, Other Issues

March 20, 2017 — University of Wyoming employees are invited to learn more about UW’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, and hear updates on a variety of issues, during a town-hall meeting Tuesday, March 21, from 3-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

people in a pyramid formation, with trash bags around them UW ‘Waste-Less’ Basketball Game Nets 266 Pounds of Recyclables

March 20, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Department of Athletics and the Campus Sustainability Committee scored a victory of their own at the UW men’s basketball game against New Mexico Feb. 25: a successful “waste-less” athletic event and launch of the Conservation Cowboys initiative.

WyoCloud Survey to be Distributed Wednesday at UW

March 20, 2017 — This Wednesday, March 22, the WyoCloud team will distribute a survey to members of the University of Wyoming community regarding their perceptions of the implementation of the university’s new cloud-based finance, administrative, research support and business intelligence reporting system.

Campus Construction Update for March 19-25

March 17, 2017 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

The Infamous Stringdusters to Perform at UW March 22

March 17, 2017 — Bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters will perform Wednesday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public.

UW TV Program Examines Economy, Adventure

March 17, 2017 — Randy Bruns, Cheyenne-Laramie County Corporation for Economic Development CEO, will discuss challenges to diversifying the state’s economy during the information program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 26-April 1

March 17, 2017 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

people running on a path with clouds of color in the air above them Support Veterans through COMBAT Color Run April 22

March 16, 2017 — A University of Wyoming student group wants to celebrate military veterans with a community event in April.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 20-26

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

UW Board of Trustees Sets Agenda for March 22-24 Meeting

March 16, 2017 — Proposals to implement student academic program fees and reorganize the Office of Academic Affairs will come before the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees during its regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, March 22-24

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet March 31

March 16, 2017 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, March 31, at the BP Collaboration Center in the Energy Innovation Center on the UW campus.

UW Online MBA Program Makes National Rankings

March 16, 2017 — For the first time in program history, the University of Wyoming’s Online MBA Program has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Book Launch Tuesday at UW for Latest C.J. Box Novel

March 15, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) will host the launch of noted Wyoming author C.J. Box’s latest novel, “Vicious Circle,” Tuesday, March 21.

woman standing UW Cultural Programs Presents Jazz Double Feature March 23-24

March 15, 2017 — Jazz performers Alicia Olatuja and Joey DeFrancesco are scheduled to appear at the University of Wyoming as part of the UW Cultural Programs spring schedule. Olatuja will perform Thursday, March 23, and DeFrancesco Friday, March 24, both at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

underwater rock formation with dark plume coming up from it UW Scientists Discover Hydrothermal Vents on Deep Ocean Voyage

March 14, 2017 — Two University of Wyoming researchers led a voyage to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and discovered five previously unknown active hydrothermal vents and a completely new vent site.

UW’s 7220 Entertainment Will Host General Interest Meeting

March 14, 2017 — The University of Wyoming’s 7220 Entertainment organization will host a general interest meeting Tuesday, March 21, at 5 p.m. in Pete’s Game Room in the lower level of the Wyoming Union. Free games and pizza will be provided.

UW’s Fisher Innovation Challenge Kicks Off Second Year of Stimulating Student Companies

March 14, 2017 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), a business development program of the University of Wyoming, will launch a second year of the $100,000 Fisher Innovation Challenge with three “Student to Start-Up” events this month.

head portrait of a man Civil Rights Activist to Speak at UW March 24

March 13, 2017 — Civil rights activist and writer Shaun King will speak at the University of Wyoming Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Fetal Development, Bacteria Structures Earn UW Research Awards

March 13, 2017 — The professor who established the Center for the Study of Fetal Programming in the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and an assistant professor attracting national attention for insights into the sub-cellular workings of bacteria have received research awards from the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES).

photos of Peter H. Hassrick and Paula Green Johnson Hassrick, Green Johnson to Receive UW Honorary Degrees

March 13, 2017 — The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon two individuals who will be recognized during UW commencement ceremonies May 12-13.

five men outdoors with UW flag, three in Nordic ski uniforms UW Men Three-Peat as National Nordic Team Champions

March 13, 2017 — A perfect finish for a perfect week.

UW Town-Hall Meeting March 21 on Enrollment, Other Issues

March 13, 2017 — University of Wyoming employees are invited to learn more about UW’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, and hear updates on a variety of issues, during a town-hall meeting Tuesday, March 21, from 3-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom.

front of elaborately decorated woman's coat UW’s Brown Wins Best of Show in Wearable Art Competition

March 13, 2017 — A University of Wyoming professor who teaches textile science and apparel design courses recently received top honors at a national competition.

Campus Construction Update for March 12-18

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

room with art displays Final Week to View Faculty, Student Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

March 10, 2017 — The 42nd annual Juried UW Student Exhibition and the UW Art Department Faculty Exhibition will close Saturday, March 18, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Local Students Win Top Prizes at Wyoming State Science Fair at UW

March 10, 2017 — Students from Cheyenne, Fort Laramie, Laramie and Meeteetse were the top winners at the Wyoming State Science Fair March 5-7 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Men Continue Dominance at Nordic Ski Championships

March 10, 2017 — The University of Wyoming men’s Nordic ski team Friday continued its march toward a third straight United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) national championship.

UW Town-Hall Meeting March 21 on Enrollment, Other Issues

March 10, 2017 — University of Wyoming employees are invited to learn more about UW’s Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, and hear updates on a variety of issues, during a town-hall meeting Tuesday, March 21, from 3-5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Wyoming Bee College is Back, Bigger

March 10, 2017 — For a “degree in bees,” University of Wyoming Extension offers the 2017 Wyoming Bee College Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 19-25

March 10, 2017 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 13-19

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

UW Accepts Comment on Program Fees Proposal

March 9, 2017 — The University of Wyoming is accepting public comment on a proposal to institute cost-based fees for academic programs.


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