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August 2018 Releases


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Campus Construction Update for Sept. 2-8

August 31, 2018 — Starting next week, the report on construction activities at the University of Wyoming campus no longer will be emailed weekly to employees and students at UW.

man holding a microphone Comedian Dave Coulier to Perform Sept. 12 at UW

August 31, 2018 — Comedian Dave Coulier will perform at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Coulier will be joined by guest Kellen Erskine. The event is free and open to the public.

Matthew Shepard Memorial Events Scheduled at UW

August 31, 2018 — A performance by a Grammy-winning choir, panel discussions, film screenings and receptions are among events scheduled for the University of Wyoming’s 20th anniversary remembrance of Matthew Shepard’s murder.

New UW Extension Short Course Helps Start Estate Planning

August 31, 2018 — Creating a valid will in Wyoming, making health care decisions and setting up trusts are explained in a new online course from the University of Wyoming Extension.

UW Wellness Center Schedules Open House Sept. 5

August 31, 2018 — Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center is hosting an open house for the University of Wyoming campus community Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Wellness Center, located in the west lobby of the facility.

woman outside UW’s Liu Part of $6 Million NSF Grant to Study Toxin Resistance

August 31, 2018 — A University of Wyoming faculty member is part of a multi-university research effort to predict and manage the interactions between toxic plants and the animals that consume these plants.

Save the Date: Free Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Pizza for UW Students Sept. 13

August 30, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service is offering free sexually transmitted disease (chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV) testing for UW students Thursday, Sept. 13, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Free pizza will be available to students.

artistic representation of the Big Bang with light exploding outward September Planetarium Schedule at UW Explores Mysteries of the Universe

August 30, 2018 — New full-dome movies that explore the mysteries of the universe and programs during Family Weekend highlight the September schedule at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Sept. 3-9

August 30, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Sept. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

Wyoming Farmers’ Market Conference and Annual Meeting in Casper Sept. 28-29

August 30, 2018 — Farmers, market managers and vendors will have the opportunity to network at the Wyoming Farmers’ Market Conference and Annual Meeting Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, at the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, located at 2011 Fairgrounds Road in Casper, to learn from the experts at this information-packed conference.

UWPD Encourages Bicycle Safety, Registration

August 29, 2018 — With the beginning of the fall semester, the University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) reminds bicyclists to follow standards of safety and courtesy, as well as to register and secure their bikes.

man standing in a lab UW’s Mengqiang Zhu Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Phosphorus in Soils

August 29, 2018 — Phosphorus is an essential element for all life forms. However, the ways it behaves in soils and shapes the ecosystem structure and functions are something of a mystery because of the difficulty analyzing phosphorus chemical composition.

head portrait of a woman UW Professors’ ‘Locust: The Opera’ to be Performed in Jackson Sept. 28-29

August 28, 2018 — “Locust: The Opera,” a one-hour chamber opera written by two University of Wyoming professors, will premiere in Jackson Sept. 28-29.

UW Closed Labor Day

August 27, 2018 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day.

UW Copy and Print Center Open During Construction of New Student Visit Day Center

August 27, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Copy and Print Center is open for business as usual during the construction of the new Student Visit Day Center, located in the Wyoming Union in front of the center.

UW Employee of the Quarter Nomination Deadline is Sept. 14

August 27, 2018 — The deadline to nominate someone for the University of Wyoming Employee of the Third Quarter is Friday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m.

UW Faculty Can Be Added to Experts List

August 27, 2018 — University of Wyoming Institutional Communications is looking to expand its UW faculty expert list.

UW Faculty Members Encouraged to Submit Papers for Release in Advance

August 27, 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.

UW Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting Tuesday

August 27, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will provide updates on key issues and initiatives, and outline future plans during the UW Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

UW Health Clinic to Expand Patient Access, Services at New Location

August 27, 2018 — In response to a growing need for space, the Albany Community Health Clinic (ACHC), operated by the University of Wyoming, is moving to a larger building in Laramie.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 26-Sept. 1

August 24, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 26-Sept. 1 at the University of Wyoming:

lunchtime conversations logo UW Art Museum to Host ‘Lunchtime Conversations with Curators’ This Fall

August 24, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host a series of gallery walk-through events the first Wednesday of each month during UW’s fall semester from 12:10-12:50 p.m.

man and woman UW Homecoming Events Scheduled Oct. 13-20

August 24, 2018 — Gov. Matt Mead and first lady Carol Mead are the grand marshals for the University of Wyoming’s Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 20.

event logo Business Professionals Invited to WyoHackathon at UW

August 23, 2018 — Organizers of the WyoHackathon are inviting business-minded individuals to attend the event at the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Fieldhouse and contribute to the development of blockchain and cryptocurrency ideas.

Club and Organization Fair for UW Students Aug. 29

August 23, 2018 — A Club and Organization Fair for University of Wyoming students is scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Prexy’s Pasture.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 27-Sept. 2

August 23, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 27-Sept. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

drawing of mountain lake with band logo UW Welcome BBQ Features Trout Steak Revival Aug. 29

August 23, 2018 — Several events are scheduled for the University of Wyoming’s Welcome BBQ at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, on Prexy’s Pasture.

Farm-to-Table Dinner, Family Activities at UW Research Center Days in Laramie

August 22, 2018 — A farm-to-table evening dinner at the greenhouse and a Field and Family Farm Day the next day are featured by the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25.

artwork with stylized fish, boat and person on it Three Exhibitions to Open at UW Art Museum in September

August 22, 2018 — Three new exhibitions will open at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in September.

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

August 22, 2018 — The school year is arriving again.

man leaning over huge leg bone UW Anthropology Department Asks for Public’s Help in Mammoth Mystery

August 21, 2018 — Everyone loves a good mystery, especially if it’s eventually solved. That’s where University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology Professor Todd Surovell needs help.

Business Pitches Topic of Aug. 24 Event at UW

August 20, 2018 — Small-business owners and entrepreneurs can learn the best practices for pitching business ideas to potential investors Friday, Aug. 24, from 8-10:15 a.m. at the Wyoming Technology Business Center on the University of Wyoming campus.

New UW MBA Students Kick Off Year with Unique Experiential Learning Opportunities

August 20, 2018 — The fall 2018 semester doesn’t begin officially until Aug. 29 at the University of Wyoming, but the incoming class of UW Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program students already is fully engaged.

Updated UW Campus Map Available Online

August 20, 2018 — University of Wyoming Real Estate Operations has updated the university’s campus map.

UW Employees Granted Release Time to Vote in Primary Election

August 20, 2018 — University of Wyoming employees have a maximum of one hour of release time to vote in Tuesday’s Wyoming primary election, in accordance with state law and UW policy.

head portrait of a man UW Extension Educator Receives Distinguished Service Honor

August 20, 2018 — A Natrona County University of Wyoming Extension educator has received a Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA).

head portrait of a woman UW Extension Educator Recognized for Excellence

August 20, 2018 — A Washakie County University of Wyoming Extension educator has received an Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA).

UW Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting Aug. 28

August 20, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will provide updates on key issues and initiatives, and outline future plans during the UW Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

homecoming logo UW Homecoming Parade Applications Now Being Accepted

August 20, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 UW Homecoming parade.

UW Reminds Employees, Students of Film and Photography Policy

August 20, 2018 — With a new school year about to begin, election season underway and high-profile events scheduled on campus, the University of Wyoming’s Central Scheduling office asks employees and students to review UW’s film and photography policy when planning events.

WyoCloud HCM System to Go Live Jan. 22

August 20, 2018 — The WyoCloud team at the University of Wyoming has established a new go-live date for UW’s Human Capital Management (HCM) system.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 19-25

August 17, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

Household Item Giveaway for UW International Students is Aug. 25

August 17, 2018 — The annual household item giveaway for international students attending the University of Wyoming is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 25, in the parking and circle drive area south of the Cheney International Center.

UW’s Casper Start-Up Challenge to Host Informational Mixer Aug. 22

August 17, 2018 — Individuals who are interested in starting businesses in the Casper area can learn about the Casper Start-Up Challenge at an informational mixer Wednesday, Aug. 22.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 20-26

August 16, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

UW First-Year English Writing Students Create Works for Publication

August 16, 2018 — Nine University of Wyoming students’ works were selected for the Department of English’s in-house publication.

building being constructed UW’s Centennial Complex to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Sept. 14

August 16, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum and American Heritage Center (AHC) will host a public open house to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their shared building, the Centennial Complex, Friday, Sept. 14, from 1-4 p.m.

Marilyn Kite, Al Simpson, Mike Sullivan and John Turner Discussion on Civility, Collaboration to Mark 25th Anniversary of UW School, Institute

August 15, 2018 — Some of Wyoming’s most influential leaders will discuss the importance of collaboration in solving environmental and natural resource challenges Thursday, Aug. 23, at the University of Wyoming.

New Convocation Tradition to Help Kick Off UW Fall Semester

August 15, 2018 — A ceremony in the University of Wyoming’s Arena-Auditorium for first-year and transfer students will help kick off the 2018-19 academic year at UW.

SBDC Offers Sheridan Workshops to Help Entrepreneurs Find Financing for Innovations

August 15, 2018 — Small-business entrepreneurs in Wyoming can learn how to obtain federal funding to finance their innovations.

head portait of a woman The World Needs More Civility: UW School, Institute Committed to Collaboration on Natural Resources

August 15, 2018 — In a state where 92 percent of its residents regularly hike, camp or enjoy other outdoor activities -- and where the economy is dependent on natural resources -- it should come as no surprise that Wyoming people have intense, often conflicting feelings about how those resources are managed.

bison standing near train Lost Migrations Topic of UW-Park Service Research Center Talk

August 14, 2018 — A historian and a photographer will discuss America’s longest mule deer migration corridor, Interstate 80 as a wildlife barrier and Wyoming’s lost migrations at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center Thursday, Aug. 16. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

prints of ironing boards Printmaking Exhibitions to Open at UW Art Museum Aug. 25

August 14, 2018 — A new exhibition, “Highpoint Editions: Contemporary Prints,” will open Saturday, Aug. 25, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

photo of open land with river running through UW Report: Conservation Easements Yield Broad Economic Benefits

August 14, 2018 — New research from the Wyoming Open Spaces Initiative at the University of Wyoming shows that public investment in private lands conservation yields broad economic benefits for Wyoming communities.

Friendship Families Program Provides Opportunity to Meet International Students

August 13, 2018 — Laramie families can make new friends from around the world by joining the Friendship Families Program offered in conjunction with the University of Wyoming International Students and Scholars office.

Homecoming 2018 logo UW Alumni Association Accepts Information for Homecoming Schedule

August 13, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) requests that campus departments inform the association about activities planned for Homecoming 2018.

photo strip of headshots of woman and man UW Extension Communications Office Wins National Honors

August 13, 2018 — Video and podcasting products from University of Wyoming Extension earned first-place national awards, and print publications received silver and bronze honors in the 2018 Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) critique and awards program.

UW Nordic Ski Team ‘Trash 2 Treasures’ Fundraiser Aug. 25

August 13, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski team’s annual “Trash 2 Treasures” fundraiser is Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. in War Memorial Fieldhouse.

UW Seeks Public Comment on Tuition Recommendations

August 13, 2018 — The University of Wyoming seeks public comment on recommendations regarding student tuition for the 2019-20 academic year.

UW WyoOne ID Office Now Open at New Location

August 13, 2018 — The University of Wyoming WyoOne ID Office is now open at its new location.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 12-18

August 10, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Alumni Association Plans Kickoff Friday Events

August 10, 2018 — Cowboy football fans are invited to start their game weekends with the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) every Friday of a UW home football game at the Alumni Center in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, located at 222 S. 22nd St.

man standing with screens on either side of him UW Professor Receives $205,000 DOE Grant to Study High Energy Physics

August 10, 2018 — A University of Wyoming associate professor of physics and astronomy has received a Department of Energy (DOE) grant to study cosmic high energy physics.

WTBC Sheridan Sponsors Second Annual Start-Up Challenge

August 10, 2018 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), a business development program of the University of Wyoming, kicked off its second annual Sheridan Area incubator Start-Up Challenge competition at its e2e Wyoming networking event last week.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 13-19

August 9, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Aug. 24

August 9, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the BP Collaboration Center in the Energy Innovation Center on the UW campus.

woman standing and speaking and two women seated at a table UW Educators Take Part in Statewide STEAM Conference

August 8, 2018 — University of Wyoming students and educators joined Wyoming K-12 teachers and community college colleagues last week at a conference in Gillette to enhance their hands-on teaching skills.

man with a laptop computer in front of an airplane UW Professor Receives DOE Grant to Study Arctic’s Mixed-Phase Convective Clouds

August 8, 2018 — A University of Wyoming department head has received a Department of Energy (DOE) grant to study mixed-phase convective clouds in the marine boundary layer in the Arctic.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: King Herod: The Economic Power of Government Spending

August 8, 2018 — King Herod the Great has a bad reputation.

UW to Conduct Parking and Transit Study

August 8, 2018 — An in-depth analysis of parking and transportation topics at the University of Wyoming will take place during the coming academic year, following action by the UW Board of Trustees.

UW Trustees Approve Supplemental Budget Request

August 8, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Wednesday) approved a supplemental budget request for the 2019-20 fiscal year that includes dollars to match private donations for scholarships, academics and athletics, as well as to implement UW’s strategic plan.

Two teenage girls working with a woman in a lab UW Camp Gives Students Opportunities to Learn About Health Care Careers

August 7, 2018 — Sixty-five high school students from across Wyoming and beyond experienced a wide range of health care career options during the eighth annual University of Wyoming Health Care Careers Summer Camp.

Nominations for Daniels Fund Ethical Leadership Award Being Accepted

August 6, 2018 — Nominations for the Daniels Fund Ethical Leadership Award are now being accepted. Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 21.

Photocopier Training Offered Aug. 8-9 at UW

August 6, 2018 — University of Wyoming faculty and staff members can learn about Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS) ShareScan during training and follow-up copier/printer demonstrations Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 8-9.

man standing beside a snowmobile Two UW Atmospheric Science Graduates Ready for Faculty Positions in China

August 6, 2018 — Nanjng University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST) -- considered the premier higher educational school for atmospheric science in China – will soon have two University of Wyoming graduates join its faculty.

head portrait of a man UW Hires Professor in Animal Movement, Migration Ecology

August 6, 2018 — Understanding of Wyoming’s unmatched big-game migrations will be advanced with the creation of a new professorship at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a woman UW Sociology Student Finds European Ancestry Division Persists in Rural Iowa

August 6, 2018 — Ethnic diversity among white people of European descent in rural Iowa decreases feelings of community connectivity, even though these populations have been in the United States for generations, according to new research by a University of Wyoming graduate student.

UW WyoOne ID Office to Move

August 6, 2018 — The University of Wyoming WyoOne ID Office is now residing under Information Technology and will move to a new location next week.

UW’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Kicks Off Third Year of Stimulating New Companies

August 6, 2018 — The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), a business development program of the University of Wyoming, will continue to build upon the successes of its Casper Start-Up Challenge with a third year of the competition and another $50,000 fund to seed Casper entrepreneurial companies.

Campus Construction Update for Aug. 5- 11

August 3, 2018 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Aug. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

person suspended by wires in front of a rock face UW Presents ‘Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo’ Aug. 25-26

August 3, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Dancing between Earth and Sky: Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo” Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 and 26.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

August 3, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, via teleconference.

the planet Saturn and a nebula August Planetarium Schedule at UW Explores Ancient and Unseen Aspects of Astronomy

August 2, 2018 — During August, shows at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will take a closer look into the ancient and unseen aspects of astronomy.

New UW Extension Short Course Highlights Credit Practices, Pitfalls

August 2, 2018 — Credit score information and learning ways to build credit are part of a free, self-paced online course offered through University of Wyoming Extension.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Aug. 6-12

August 2, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Aug. 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Extension Assists with Wheatland Hoop Houses to Provide for Food Bank, Children

August 2, 2018 — Two hoop houses built in Wheatland through a statewide effort will extend the local growing season and provide fresh fruits and vegetables to the Platte County Food Bank this fall, and to food bags for youths at risk of hunger.

man holding a glass cylinder with liquid in it UW Professor Leads Research on Reducing Energy Consumption of CO2 Capture

August 2, 2018 — Carbon-based fuels have sustained the world for centuries. However, their use has resulted in large amounts of CO2 emissions.

President to Speak at UW Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting; Fall Kickoff Events Scheduled

August 1, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will provide updates on key issues and initiatives, and outline future plans during the UW Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

woman and preschooler with puzzle UW Elementary Education Students Gain Experience in Nepal

August 1, 2018 — Nine University of Wyoming elementary education majors -- also earning an early childhood education birth through 8 years of age endorsement -- gained valuable experience in the field serving alongside educators at preschools in Nepal this summer.

woman standing beside a chart UW Student Earns Vegetation Science Award

August 1, 2018 — A University of Wyoming Ph.D. student had her work recognized at an international symposium last week.

Rob Deemer, Anne Guzzo and Holly Mulcahy Wyoming Music Festival Featured in Grand Teton National Park Aug. 8-9

August 1, 2018 — Two days of music will be featured Wednesday, Aug. 8, and Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, and the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center, both located in Grand Teton National Park.


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