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$2.5 Million Gift Advances UW Petroleum Engineering, Tier-1 Engineering Initiative

July 31, 2018 — Alumnus David D. Le Norman’s transformational $2.5 million gift to the University of Wyoming will support engineering, energy and STEM programs, and the future of Wyoming’s economy.

Grammy-Winning Conspirare to Perform ‘Considering Matthew Shepard’ Oct. 6 at LHS

July 31, 2018 — Grammy-winning Conspirare, a choir inspired by the power of music to change lives, will perform during the University of Wyoming’s 20th remembrance of Matthew Shepard’s murder.

head portrait of a man UW Professor Part of Nearly $1.4 Million Special Education Research Grant

July 30, 2018 — University of Wyoming Professor Martin Agran is part of a research team that recently received a nearly $1.4 million grant to examine relationships between educational placement and outcomes of elementary students with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD).

woman holding up a book UW Professor Publishes New Academic Book on Visual Culture of Women’s Activism

July 30, 2018 — For a decade, Colleen Denney toiled on an academic book that focused on women’s activism in some of Europe’s largest cities. However, it was attending a play at the Globe Theatre in London that brought the theme of the book into clear focus for her.

head portrait of a man UW’s Peterson Receives Top Award from International Macromarketing Society

July 30, 2018 — Mark Peterson, a University of Wyoming professor of marketing and sustainable business practices, is a recipient of the Macromarketing Society’s Shelby D. Hunt Award.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Rush Receives Award for Outstanding Research in English Education

July 30, 2018 — Leslie Rush, the University of Wyoming’s School of Teacher Education director, is the recipient of an award from the English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Campus Construction Update for July 29-Aug. 4

July 27, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 29-Aug. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

people climbing a snowy mountainside Eight UW Students to Test Themselves in Gannett Peak Excursion Course

July 27, 2018 — In most college classes, it’s up to the individual student to decide how hard he or she wants to work to obtain a desired grade. When you climb Gannett Peak, it’s a whole different ballgame

abstract scupture Sharon Louden Installation to be on Display at UW Art Museum

July 27, 2018 — Renowned artist, educator and advocate for the arts Sharon Louden will be in-residence at the University of Wyoming Art Museum to install a new suspended, temporary custom sculpture in the Centennial Complex lobby Aug. 6-17.

UW Pivots in Biodiversity Science

July 27, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is working to position itself as a national and global leader in biodiversity science.

Jenna Baker and Will Rice Visitor Use in Grand Teton Topic of UW-Park Service Research Center Talk

July 27, 2018 — A lecture on the role of ecological and social science research in the country’s national parks, especially in Grand Teton National Park, will be discussed at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center Thursday, Aug. 2. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 30-Aug. 5

July 26, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled July 30-Aug. 5 at the University of Wyoming:

three young women standing beside a table UW Apprentice Program Takes High School Students to Lab and Field

July 26, 2018 — While many high school students are sleeping in or flipping burgers during their summer break, 12 high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates were conducting research for six weeks as part of the University of Wyoming’s annual Summer Research Apprentice Program (SRAP).

two women in orange jumpsuits studying at a table UW Personnel Bring Philosophy Coursework to Inmates

July 26, 2018 — One day, a prison guard came to a Wyoming inmate’s room and said he was taking the chair from the room. It had been in that inmate’s cell the entire time he was incarcerated, but now the officer said it wasn’t his.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: How Evil is Today’s World? A Consideration of the World War I Battle of Verdun

July 25, 2018 — Many evangelical Christians believe the world is about to end as Jesus returns to establish his heavenly kingdom on Earth. The reason for this, they think, is that the people of the world have become so evil and are doing so many horrible things that more wickedness is not possible.

man sitting in a chair, talking into a microphone PBS’s Heffner to Speak on Civil Discourse Sept. 11 at UW

July 24, 2018 — Alexander Heffner, the host of PBS’s “The Open Mind,” will be a keynote speaker for a program on civil discourse at the University of Wyoming Sept. 11.

statue of a horse and rider breaking through a wall WyoHackathon Registration at UW Now Open to Developers

July 24, 2018 — Applications are being accepted for a groundbreaking technology event hosted by the University of Wyoming in September.

people standing in a field Solutions Remain Elusive for Landowners Undergoing Cheatgrass Assault

July 23, 2018 — Fearsome cheatgrass taking over land can generate enough horror to make one reach for silver bullets.

woman standing on an interior balcony Woods Selected as UW Employee of Second Quarter

July 23, 2018 — Extensive knowledge of campus materials and resources, and extremely conscious of her office workflow and department efficiency are some of the qualities attributed to Janet Woods, the University of Wyoming Staff Employee of the Second Quarter.

Campus Construction Update for July 22-28

July 20, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 22-28 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a woman Kimberly Chestnut Named UW Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

July 20, 2018 — Kimberly Chestnut has been selected as the University of Wyoming associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students. Her appointment, contingent upon approval by the Board of Trustees, is scheduled to begin Aug. 20.

UW Alumni Association Plans Membership Appreciation Day Sept. 15

July 20, 2018 — A day of fun, football and friendship this fall is planned by the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) to show appreciation to its members.

UW Provides Western Experiences at Cheyenne Frontier Days

July 20, 2018 — Visitors to Cheyenne Frontier Days this year can build a ranch, change a stream flow, meet Wyoming’s most (un)wanted outlaw weeds, eat a beef stick from UW Cowboy Branded Meats and test their wool-grading skills.

wing of aircraft above billows of wildfire smoke UW Scientist, Aircraft Join Wildfire Smoke Research

July 20, 2018 — In recent years, smoke from wildfires has blanketed many states in the West, and Wyoming is no exception. But exactly how that smoke affects air quality, climate and weather is the subject of a comprehensive study this summer that includes University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Shane Murphy’s research group.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 23-29

July 19, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled July 23-29 at the University of Wyoming:

woman standing in darkness UW Summer Concert Series Wraps Up July 25

July 19, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series wraps up with The Still Tide Wednesday, July 25. The event is free and open to the public.

Historic Carnegie Libraries Exhibition on View at UW’s Coe Library

July 18, 2018 — A traveling exhibition that highlights the historic Carnegie libraries of Wyoming will be on display at the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library until Saturday, Sept. 1.

woman wearing a scarf Legal Analysis from UW Proposes Alternate Solution to Reforming Endangered Species Act

July 18, 2018 — A new research brief from the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming describes a legal analysis that explores the legislative history of the 1973 Endangered Species Act and proposes a solution that would give states greater authority to manage listed species without needing to reform the act itself.

man sitting at desk in front of computer UW’s Liu Receives DOE Grant to Improve Predictability of Interactions Between Mixed-Phase Clouds, Aerosols

July 18, 2018 — A University of Wyoming Excellence Chair has received a Department of Energy (DOE) grant to study how to improve the predictability of mixed-phase clouds and aerosol interactions at high latitudes.

puma and kitten on rocky ledge Lives of Mountain Lion Kittens Topic of UW-Park Service Research Center Talk

July 17, 2018 — The lead scientist of Panthera’s Puma Program will detail the lives of mountain lion kittens at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center Thursday, July 26. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

head portrait of a man MacPherson Resigns from UW Board of Trustees

July 17, 2018 — Citing a desire to effect positive change, University of Wyoming Trustee John MacPherson, of Saratoga, has resigned from the UW Board of Trustees.

UW’s Final ‘What in the World?’ Summer Program in Centennial Aug. 15

July 17, 2018 — Jean Garrison, the University of Wyoming’s Center for Global Studies (CGS) director, will give the final “What in the World?” summer program presentation at the Albany County Public Library Centennial branch Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Marilyn Kite, Al Simpson, Mike Sullivan and John Turner UW’s Haub School, ENR to Host ‘Civility: The Case for Collaboration’ Panel Discussion

July 17, 2018 — To celebrate its 25th anniversary and look ahead to the next 25 years, the Haub School and Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming will host a public reception and panel discussion in August.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Nonresident

July 16, 2018 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following nonresident students at the completion of the 2018 spring semester.

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Resident

July 16, 2018 — The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Wyoming at the completion of the 2018 spring semester.

UW Campus ID Office to Move

July 16, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Campus ID Office, now residing under Information Technology, will move to a new location early next month.

stereoscope image of horses pulling a stagecoach through a canyon UW Libraries Receives Grant to Digitize Stereograph Images of Wyoming

July 16, 2018 — University of Wyoming Libraries recently received a grant from the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) to digitize stereograph images of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for July 15-21

July 13, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 15-21 at the University of Wyoming:

UW President Provides Welcome at Powell Research Center Field Day July 19

July 13, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will welcome attendees to the Powell Research and Extension Center field day Thursday, July 19.

The word Cheyenne in holographic lettering on server cases Seven UW Research Projects Garner Use of Cheyenne Supercomputer

July 12, 2018 — Seven University of Wyoming research projects, many of which will directly impact Wyoming and the nation, have been chosen to receive computational time and storage space at the supercomputer in Cheyenne. Energy, the atmosphere, watersheds and wind farms are some of the research topics.

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 16-22

July 12, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled July 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:

UW McNair Scholars Present Summer Research Projects July 30

July 12, 2018 — Thirteen students will present their summer research projects during the University of Wyoming’s 26th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium Monday, July 30, in the Wyoming Union Family Room.

collage of photos of people UW Proceeds with New Marketing Campaign

July 12, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is proceeding with a new marketing campaign intended to help grow its enrollment and raise its national and international profile, with a primary campaign tagline of “The World Needs More Cowboys.”

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Between Life and Death

July 12, 2018 — Pop culture has two new icons.

musicians on a stage UW Summer Concert Series Features Franklin Good Boy July 18

July 12, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series features local band Franklin Good Boy Wednesday, July 18. The event is free and open to the public.

small creature with a large tuft of grass in its mouth standing on a rock Climate’s Effect on Yellowstone Species Topic of UW-Park Service Research Center Talk

July 11, 2018 — A postdoctoral research scientist will discuss how certain species cope with climate change in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE) at the University of Wyoming National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center Thursday, July 19. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

International Low-Temperature Chemistry Conference Underway at UW

July 11, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Chemistry is hosting an internationally recognized scientific conference, titled “Chemistry and Physics at Low Temperature (CPLT),” this week.

UW Offers Tickets to Colorado Rapids Match

July 11, 2018 — Tickets for University of Wyoming students to attend the Saturday, Aug. 11, Colorado Rapids/San Jose Earthquakes soccer match go on sale Monday, July 23.

UW Joins Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative

July 10, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is among more than 800 entities committed to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative to help more Americans gain international experience through study-abroad programs.

two people collecting samples in a corn field UW’s $20 Million Microbial Grant Research Projects Underway This Summer

July 10, 2018 — Microbes -- those living, single-celled organisms too small for the naked eye to see -- could end up doing some mighty big things for the University of Wyoming.

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

July 9, 2018 — University of Wyoming Information Technology has recognized individuals who demonstrate excellence in the division. Winners were selected from nominations by UW faculty and staff members.

UW Parking Permits Available July 10

July 9, 2018 — University of Wyoming parking permits for 2018-19 will be available for purchase beginning tomorrow (July 10).

UW Vehicles Part of Highway Patrol K-9 Training Exercise

July 9, 2018 — If you see University of Wyoming vehicles being searched by law enforcement officers and their drug-sniffing dogs Tuesday morning south of Laramie, don’t be concerned.

Campus Construction Update for July 8-14

July 6, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled July 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

University of Wyoming Calendar for July 9-15

July 5, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled July 9-15 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Board of Trustees to Meet July 10-13 in Cody

July 5, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hear a report on implementation of UW’s strategic plan and receive updates on a number of other matters during a meeting Tuesday through Friday, July 10-13, in Cody.

man holding gps antenna UW Ecology Student Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

July 5, 2018 — You could say that Samuel Case’s education has gone to the birds. The University of Wyoming Ph.D. student received a feather in his cap, recently earning a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

people performing music on a stage UW Summer Concert Series Features 10¢ Stranger July 11

July 5, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Summer Concert Series features 10¢ Stranger Wednesday, July 11. The event is free and open to the public.

tree with golf course behind it UW’s Jacoby Golf Course Lifts Its Profile

July 5, 2018 — Investments in improvements to the University of Wyoming’s Glenn “Red” Jacoby Golf Course are paying dividends, as the course is attracting more high-level competitions.

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

July 3, 2018 — Sarah Morton, of Cheyenne, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s James A. Boucher O.D. and Julie M. Uhlmann Ph.D. Optometry Scholarship.

man on horseback looking at camera Emeritus Professor to Discuss Yellowstone’s Geysers at UW-Park Service Research Center

July 3, 2018 — A distinguished professor of geophysics and geology will discuss the anatomy of Old Faithful and Yellowstone National Park at the University of Wyoming National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center Thursday, July 12. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

two men and two women at a table on stage Snowy Range Summer Theatre Closes with Musical About Love

July 3, 2018 — Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit, plays out center stage in the Snowy Range Summer Theatre’s finale.

UW Offers Tickets to Ron White Show in Cheyenne

July 3, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s 7220 Entertainment will offer discounted tickets to comedian Ron White’s show Saturday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. at the Cheyenne Civic Center.

Seventeen UW Researchers to Make Presentations at Ecological Society of America Meeting

July 2, 2018 — Seventeen University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students will present their research findings at the 103rd annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America Aug. 5-10 in New Orleans, La.

head portrait of a man UW’s Reutzel Appointed to International Literacy Association Panel

July 2, 2018 — University of Wyoming College of Education Dean D. Ray Reutzel recently was selected to serve on the International Literacy Association (ILA) Literacy Research Panel (LRP).

woman and a man standing side by side Wyoming Public Radio Wins Two National PRNDI Awards

July 2, 2018 — Wyoming Public Radio (WPR) recently won two national first-place awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) during the organization’s conference in Philadelphia.


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