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January 2018 Releases


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Meetings Scheduled on Wind River Indian Reservation to Discuss UW-Led Ag Plan

January 31, 2018 — Four public meetings are scheduled on the Wind River Indian Reservation to discuss an Agricultural Resource Management Plan that the University of Wyoming has facilitated in creating.

Presentation on UW Science Initiative Feb. 7 in Laramie

January 31, 2018 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members and a graduate student are scheduled to speak about UW’s Science Initiative Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Laramie Sunrise Rotary Club’s meeting.

pond with trees and reeds around it UW-Led Climate Study: Most of Last 11,000 Years Cooler Than Past Decade in North America, Europe

January 31, 2018 — University of Wyoming researchers led a climate study that determined recent temperatures across Europe and North America appear to have few, if any, precedent in the past 11,000 years.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Human Impact of Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem

January 31, 2018 — You think you have a rough commute?

woman and man on a small couch on stage UW Theatre and Dance Presents Kushner’s ‘A Bright Room Called Day’ Feb. 6-10

January 31, 2018 — Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner’s “A Bright Room Called Day,” a portrayal of regular citizens during the rise of the Nazi Party in 1930s Germany, will be staged Feb. 6-10 at the University of Wyoming.

woman Nordic skiing UW Women’s Nordic Ski Team Leads Region

January 31, 2018 — A successful weekend has propelled the University of Wyoming women’s Nordic ski team atop the overall regional standings after three rounds of competition.

Dinosaur Growth Topic of Darwin Days Lecture Feb. 6 at UW

January 30, 2018 — Just how fast dinosaurs grew is the topic to be presented by a well-known paleontologist Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the University of Wyoming.

Federal Income Tax Withholding Changes in 2018

January 30, 2018 — University of Wyoming employees are advised that the Internal Revenue Service has updated its income tax-withholding tables for 2018 to reflect changes made by the new federal tax law.

State Brucellosis Team to Meet in Worland, Lovell

January 30, 2018 — The status of brucellosis in Wyoming, producer requirements for transport or selling and liability, and reports on a new test for the disease are among topics at February meetings in Worland and Lovell. Members of the Governor’s Brucellosis Coordination Team will present the meetings.

acrobats balancing in a spotlight UW Presents Peking Acrobats Feb. 6

January 30, 2018 — High flying, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics will be featured during the Peking Acrobats’ performance at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Feb 6.

UW Students Encouraged to Take Part in Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey

January 30, 2018 — University of Wyoming students are invited to share their perspectives regarding sexual misconduct at the university in an online survey.

UW Women’s Rugby Club Promoted to Division I

January 30, 2018 — The University of Wyoming women’s rugby club will move up a division to the more nationally competitive Division I level beginning this fall.

two men seated at a table looking at a laptop computer Veteran Leads Innovative First-Year Seminar for Other Veterans at UW

January 30, 2018 — Showing that military veterans and other nontraditional students bring a wealth of real-world experience with them to college, T.K. Stoudt, who served in the Air Force for 32 years, is pursuing his doctorate in the University of Wyoming’s College of Education and teaching an innovative first-year seminar for incoming freshmen veterans.

Search Committee Forms as UW VP Mai Plans to Retire

January 29, 2018 — A search committee soon will begin work to find a successor to University of Wyoming Vice President for Administration Bill Mai, who has announced he will retire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Three UW Personnel Selected to Laramie’s ‘20 Under 40’ List

January 29, 2018 — Three University of Wyoming employees were selected to the “20 Under 40” list that recognizes Laramie’s top young professionals.

art conversations logo of speech bubbles UW Art Museum Will Host ‘Lunchtime Conversations with Curators’ Feb. 7

January 29, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Lunchtime Conversations with Curators” Wednesday, Feb. 7, from noon-12:30 p.m.

UW Faculty, Staff, Students Can Register for Diversity Workshops

January 29, 2018 — University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students are invited to register for upcoming workshops led by a nationally recognized expert in creating inclusive organizational environments.

UW Faculty Members Encouraged to Submit Papers for Release in Advance

January 29, 2018 — University of Wyoming faculty members who have upcoming research papers that will be published in the following journals -- Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- are encouraged to let UW Institutional Communications know well in advance.

Volunteers Needed for Wyoming State Science Fair at UW in March

January 29, 2018 — The Wyoming State Science Fair (WSSF) is seeking volunteers to help run the big event March 4-6.

man standing against a chalkboard wall with writing all over it ‘Daily Show’ Star Trevor Noah at UW March 2

January 29, 2018 — Trevor Noah, the star of the popular late-night television program “The Daily Show,” will bring his brand of stand-up comedy to the University of Wyoming Friday, March 2.

Campus Construction Update for Jan. 28-Feb. 3

January 26, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 28-Feb. 3 at the University of Wyoming:

Presentations on UW Science Initiative Feb. 1 in Gillette

January 26, 2018 — University of Wyoming faculty members are scheduled to speak about UW’s Science Initiative at service club meetings in Gillette Thursday, Feb. 1.

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

January 26, 2018 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2017 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

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

January 26, 2018 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2017 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

Poetry Slam Competition at UW Feb. 14

January 25, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s 7220 Entertainment will host a poetry slam competition in The Gardens, located in the Wyoming Union, Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. Sign-ups begin Friday, Jan. 26, and will continue until the event.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 29-Feb. 4

January 25, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 29-Feb. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

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

January 25, 2018 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2017 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

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

January 25, 2018 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2017 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

UW Seeks Public Comment on Tuition Recommendations

January 25, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is seeking public comment on recommendations regarding student tuition for the 2018-19 academic year.

man standing beside a mural of a man holding a basket of food on the side of a building UW Student Scientists Connect Individual Research with Local Murals

January 25, 2018 — Scientists have long appreciated the arts and used art forms in their practice. And, even though scientists strive for objectivity, they bring their own perspectives and preconceptions to public art, according to a University of Wyoming research scientist.

Presentation on UW Science Initiative Jan. 29 in Buffalo

January 24, 2018 — A University of Wyoming faculty member is scheduled to speak about UW’s Science Initiative Monday, Jan. 29, at the Buffalo Kiwanis Club’s regular weekly meeting.

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

January 24, 2018 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2017 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

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

January 24, 2018 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2017 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

woman and boy making something out of cardboard boxes UW Art Museum to Offer Family Workshop Feb. 3

January 24, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host Family Saturday Workshop Feb. 3 from 10 a.m.-noon.

Young UW Nordic Ski Teams Open Season

January 24, 2018 — Being low in numbers and fielding young clubs for both the men’s and women’s Nordic ski teams mean a rebuilding season for the University of Wyoming.

Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue Scheduled Jan. 29-Feb. 3 at UW

January 23, 2018 — Several events are planned next week at the University of Wyoming to commemorate the ideals and teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

Trivia Nights for UW Students Begin Wednesday

January 23, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s 7220 Entertainment program will host three Trivia Nights during the spring semester.

Trustees Begin Evaluation of UW President

January 23, 2018 — Wyoming residents and members of the University of Wyoming community will have an opportunity to participate in the evaluation of President Laurie Nichols by the UW Board of Trustees.

UW Welcome Back Event for Students Jan. 26

January 23, 2018 — The semiannual Welcome Back event for University of Wyoming students is 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the Wyoming Union.

Judges Needed for Wyoming State Science Fair at UW in March

January 22, 2018 — Volunteer judges are being sought to help judge student projects for the 2018 Wyoming State Science Fair March 4-6 at the University of Wyoming.

Nominations Accepted for UW Outstanding Graduating Male and Female

January 22, 2018 — Nominations are now being accepted for the Tobin Memorial Award for the University of Wyoming’s outstanding graduating male and the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award for the outstanding graduating female.

UW Alumni Association Scholarship Reception/Auction April 20

January 22, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) 26th annual Scholarship Reception and Auction is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Sweetwater County Events Complex Exhibit Hall in Rock Springs. Proceeds from the event contribute to the funding of the UWAA scholarship program.

people looking at things at a UW booth UW Connects with Prospective Students and Alumni at National Western Stock Show

January 22, 2018 — Chants of “Go Pokes!” and “W-Y-O!” echoed through the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) grounds as visitors trekked through the evening darkness. Ahead was the Denver Coliseum, lit with the University of Wyoming logo of bucking horse and rider, beckoning them to “UW Night at the Rodeo.”

UW Institutional Communications Staff Members Honored for Writing Excellence

January 22, 2018 — A pair of University of Wyoming Institutional Communications specialists received awards during the Jan. 18-20 Wyoming Press Association (WPA) associates’ group annual contest.

airplane on snowy runway wth people nearby UW Researcher Leads Study of First Quantifiable Observation of Cloud Seeding

January 22, 2018 — A University of Wyoming researcher contributed to a paper that demonstrated, for the first time, direct observation of cloud seeding -- from the growth of the ice crystals through the processes that occur in the clouds to the eventual fallout of the ice crystals that become snow -- and how the impacts could be quantified.

WyoCloud Planning and Budgeting System Released to UW Campus

January 22, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Budget Office is pioneering the effort to modernize UW’s budgeting and planning processes with the implementation of Oracle’s Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service.

Campus Construction Update for Jan. 21-27

January 19, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 21-27 at the University of Wyoming:

Presentation on UW Science Initiative Jan. 23 in Jackson

January 19, 2018 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members and an undergraduate student are scheduled to speak about UW’s Science Initiative at a Rotary Club meeting in Jackson Tuesday, Jan. 23.

logo UW Art Museum to Host Panel Discussion Jan. 30

January 19, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Panel Discussion: This is Indian Country” in conjunction with UW’s Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLK DOD) events Tuesday, Jan. 30.

two women holding a book beside a table with a box full of books on it UW Ph.D. Student Starts ‘Access to Books Project’ to Help Expand Literacy in Africa

January 19, 2018 — University of Wyoming doctoral student Adeline Borti initiated the “Access to Books Project” in 2016, with the hope of providing opportunities for struggling students to improve their reading abilities in her native Ghana.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 22-28

January 18, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

person rock climbing UW Outdoor Program Spring Sign-Ups Begin Jan. 22

January 18, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Outdoor Program will offer more than 60 trips, clinics and programs this spring. Sign-ups begin Monday, Jan. 22, at 9 a.m.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Religion in American History

January 18, 2018 — In a recent survey, college seniors were asked questions from a high school-level test on American history. Over 75 percent scored a D or below!

Presentations on UW Science Initiative Jan. 22 and 25 in Casper

January 17, 2018 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members and a graduate student are scheduled to speak about UW’s Science Initiative at Rotary Club meetings in Casper Jan. 22 and Jan. 25.

Trump Ag Advisory Committee Member Keynotes Annual Worland Event

January 17, 2018 — A member of President Donald Trump’s Agriculture Advisory Committee and columnist for the High Plains Journal publication is the keynote speaker to open WESTI Ag Days, scheduled Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 14-15, in Worland.

Gary Crum and Tom Michelena Western States Bank Executives to Speak at E2e Wyoming Meeting in Laramie

January 17, 2018 — Two high-ranking executives with Western States Bank will be the next e2e Wyoming speakers in Laramie Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Adult Wellness Program Available to UW Faculty and Staff

January 16, 2018 — A wellness program for University of Wyoming faculty and staff is being offered this semester through Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center.

Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award Applications Due Feb. 16 at UW

January 16, 2018 — Nominations for the Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award for University of Wyoming faculty will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 16.

two men and a woman, with the woman holding up an award made to look a little like US currency Exercise Nutrition, Fetal Development Earn Agricultural Experiment Station Research Awards

January 16, 2018 — A University of Wyoming professor advancing understanding of nutrition’s role in the performance of casual exercisers to elite athletes and an assistant professor improving meat quality through prenatal influences in livestock have received research awards from the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station (WAES).

head portrait of a woman UW Names New Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid

January 16, 2018 — An experienced administrator in student financial aid and enrollment who has been the financial aid director at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since 2014 has been appointed as the director of scholarships and financial aid at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a woman Weston County Food Safety and Nutrition Educator Receives UW Extension’s Highest Honor

January 16, 2018 — Whether handing out recipes and food samples at farmers markets; teaching menu planning and how to read a nutrition label; or team teaching food safety practices with the local health inspector, Vicki Hayman, Weston County nutrition and food safety educator for the northeast area of the state, engages with people to help them improve their lives.

Campus Construction Update for Jan. 14-20

January 12, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 14-20 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Trustees Set Agenda for Jan. 17-19 Meeting

January 12, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is scheduled to consider a 10-year housing plan and receive recommendations regarding enrollment capacity and nonresident tuition levels during its regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 17-19.

Presentation on UW Science Initiative Jan. 17 in Rock Springs

January 11, 2018 — A leading University of Wyoming faculty member and a graduate student are scheduled to speak about UW’s Science Initiative at a Rock Springs Kiwanis Club meeting Wednesday, Jan. 17.

two young men looking at a dual computer screen Top Science Video Features UW Research

January 11, 2018 — The work of researchers at the University of Wyoming was featured in a year-end review of content produced by a prestigious international journal.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 15-21

January 11, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

Presentations on UW Science Initiative Jan. 16-17 in Fremont County

January 10, 2018 — A leading University of Wyoming faculty member and a graduate student are scheduled to speak about UW’s Science Initiative at Rotary Club meetings in Riverton and Lander Jan. 16-17.

GRO-Biz Conference and Idea Expo Registration Open

January 9, 2018 — Wyoming’s premier event for small-business owners and entrepreneurs will feature some big-name speakers, unique networking opportunities and assistance with several valuable resources.

Second Annual Wyoming-Utah Ag Days Jan. 23-24 in Evanston

January 9, 2018 — Topics ranging from the cattle market outlook to sage grouse and deworming sheep are among topics at Wyoming-Utah Ag Days Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 23-24, in Evanston.

Stacy Buchholz and Sara Fleenor Diversity Efforts Earn Crook, Weston County 4-H Educators Extension Honor

January 8, 2018 — 4-H educators in Crook and Weston counties were recognized by the University of Wyoming Extension for their diversity education efforts.

UW Announces MLK/Equality Day Closures

January 8, 2018 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Wyoming Equality Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 16.

UW Plans Workshops on Diversity for Faculty, Staff, Students

January 8, 2018 — A nationally recognized expert in creating inclusive organizational environments will lead workshops for University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students in February.

head portrait of a woman Wind River Efforts Prompt Educator of the Year Award

January 8, 2018 — Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) educator Kelly Pingree has been recognized with the program’s Educator of the Year Award.

Campus Construction Update for Jan. 7-13

January 5, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Jan. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

SBDC Webinar Series to Help Self-Employed with Tax Considerations

January 4, 2018 — Self-employed business owners in Wyoming can get the tax help they need.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Jan. 8-14

January 4, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Jan. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

man standing outside UW Engineering Alumnus Honored for Outreach STEM Work

January 4, 2018 — Dwight Lee Bates has a passion for inspiring young people to learn about math and science. His work in that area earned him a national honor recently.

group of people standing behind a table full of ribbons and trophies UW Livestock Judging Team Records Best Finish in 30 Years

January 4, 2018 — The University of Wyoming livestock judging team finished eighth at the North American International Livestock Exposition in November in Louisville, Ky. This marks the first top-10 finish at the national championship in at least 30 years, according to Coach Caleb Boardman.

man holding a plaque UW’s Ty Shockley Named All-American at National Livestock Judging Contest

January 4, 2018 — Ty Shockley, a member of the University of Wyoming livestock judging team, was one of 11 college seniors named All-Americans at the 112th National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 14.

head portrait of a woman Goshen County 4-H Educator Honored for Innovative Programming

January 3, 2018 — Innovative programming and working across generations are among reasons Goshen County 4-H educator Megan Brittingham received the Newer Employee Award from University of Wyoming Extension.

Presentation on UW Science Initiative Jan. 8 in Torrington

January 3, 2018 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members and two students are scheduled to speak about UW’s Science Initiative Monday, Jan. 8, at the Torrington Rotary Club’s regular weekly meeting.

Presentation on UW Science Initiative Jan. 9 in Cheyenne

January 3, 2018 — Two University of Wyoming faculty members and two students are scheduled to speak about UW’s Science Initiative Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Cheyenne Rotary After Hours Club’s weekly meeting.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: The Tale of Three Cities: Washington, Jerusalem and Bethlehem

January 3, 2018 — What a nice Christmas present President Trump gave to Israel Dec. 6.


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