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a woman and two men standing in front of windows UW Professor Leads Research Team on Olfactory Sensory Receptors in Mice

December 14, 2018 — A University of Wyoming researcher and his team have discovered that separating male and female mice, over time, changes the way they smell.

man in a labratory UW Professor Listed Among Most ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ for 2018

December 14, 2018 — Maohong Fan has made Clarivate Analytics’ (formerly Thomas Reuters) list as one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the field of chemical and petroleum engineering.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 17-Jan. 6

December 13, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 17-Jan. 6 at the University of Wyoming:

Cultural Competence Workshop Dec. 13 at UW

December 12, 2018 — A workshop to help attendees learn the tools for understanding different cultures is scheduled at the University of Wyoming Thursday, Dec. 13.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Speaking Internationally: The Languages of Joseph, Mary and the Wise Men

December 12, 2018 — The stories of Jesus’ birth are stories of travel.

UW Trustees Select Science Initiative Construction Manager, Master Plan Consultant

December 12, 2018 — A Wyoming company has been selected to serve as construction manager at-risk for the University of Wyoming’s new Science Initiative facility.

head portrait of a man UW Professor Develops Concept to Improve Vocabulary Instruction for Children

December 11, 2018 — Having a poor vocabulary at a young age can impede a student’s long-term academic success. Significantly, this problem disproportionately affects students from low-income and non-English-speaking families.

geyser erupting UW Researchers Granted Rare Chance to Study Old Faithful

December 11, 2018 — Have you ever wondered what it looks like beneath Old Faithful, where the geyser’s waters come from and whether any life exists in that water?

Committee to Plan UW-Casper Student Celebration

December 10, 2018 — The University of Wyoming at Casper has established a “Celebration of Excellence” committee to plan the details of the upcoming reception to acknowledge students who are completing their studies.

head portrait of a man Henkel Appointed as Director of UW’s Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research

December 10, 2018 — Scott Henkel, an associate professor in the Department of English and in African American and Diaspora Studies, has been chosen as the new director of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) at the University of Wyoming.

UW Information Technology Recognizes Excellence

December 10, 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.

man and woman with a laptop computer UW Student Graduating from WTBC Incubator, Moving Business to Riverton

December 10, 2018 — When Dallin Cooper walks down the aisle to receive his dual degrees in marketing and management from the University of Wyoming Dec. 15, he also will be departing the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), a home where he cultivated his company, Atmosphere Marketing, for the past two years.

UW Trustees Plan Teleconference Meeting Wednesday

December 7, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider a number of issues during a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, via teleconference.

head portrait of a man Former St. Jude Medical CEO to Meet with UW MBA Students Friday

December 6, 2018 — Dan Starks, former CEO of St. Jude Medical, will share insights into his successful career growing a global Fortune 500 company with UW Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Dec. 7, in the College of Business.

man and several children with tiny boat Jackalope Vessel Undergoing Repairs for New Voyage

December 6, 2018 — The Jackalope may soon have some new hop in its sails. It just needs a little work and spit polish first.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 10-16

December 6, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 10-16 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Students Invited to Construction Management Information Session

December 6, 2018 — All students interested in learning more about an exciting new degree program at the University of Wyoming should attend an upcoming informational session Friday, Dec. 7, at 1:10 p.m. in Room 2014 of the Engineering Building.

UW Joins National Network to Ease Student Transfers

December 5, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has joined a nationwide network of two- and four-year colleges and universities that allows students to block-transfer lower-division general education credits to any member institution.

group of people with prize ribbons and plaques UW Meat Judging Team Cracks Top 10 in National Contest

December 5, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s meat judging team corralled its first top 10 finish of its first season by placing seventh at the 2018 American Meat Science Association International Meat Judging Contest in Dakota City, Neb.

Governor’s Budget Recommendations Include Funding for UW Priorities

December 4, 2018 — Gov. Matt Mead has recommended funding to match private donations for scholarships, academics and athletics at the University of Wyoming, as well as to implement UW’s strategic plan.

head portrait of a man Patent Attorney Joins UW to Lead Technology Transfer Efforts

December 4, 2018 — Experienced patent attorney Henry Nowak has joined the University of Wyoming as director of technology transfer and business resources.

Stress Management and Wellness Events Scheduled at UW

December 4, 2018 — With the end of the semester approaching, the University of Wyoming Half Acre Recreation and Wellness Center is doing its part to help the campus community with a variety of healthy stress management events the next two weeks.

a group of ten men Ten Tenors to Perform at UW Dec. 11

December 4, 2018 — The Ten Tenors, an Australian ensemble, will perform as the last act in the University of Wyoming Presents fall series.

Donate Food and Have Parking Fines Reduced at UW

December 3, 2018 — People who have unpaid parking citations of less than $38 at the University of Wyoming can have their fines reduced by donating nonperishable items for a holiday food drive.

people on a phone Fourth Annual UW Giving Day Raises Over $1.1 Million

December 3, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s fourth annual UW Giving Day surpassed all expectations, raising a total of $1,119,348 in gifts and pledges from 1,031 donors.

UW Employee of the Quarter Nominations Now Accepted

December 3, 2018 — Nominations are now being accepted for the University of Wyoming Employee of the Fourth Quarter. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 7.

computer servers with the word Cheyenne on them UW Faculty Have Until Dec. 28 to Apply for Supercomputer Use

December 3, 2018 — University of Wyoming faculty members who are interested in using the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne for their computational research have until Dec. 28 to submit an application to request a large core-hour allocation on Cheyenne, the latest supercomputer at the NWSC.

book cover with sheep on it UW Graduate Julian Publishes Poetry Collection About Wyoming

December 3, 2018 — Recent University of Wyoming graduate Tyler Truman Julian, now a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program at New Mexico State University, has published his first collection of poetry, “Wyoming: The Next Question to Ask (to Answer).”

UW Staff Senate Holiday Food Drive Underway

December 3, 2018 — Nonperishable food donations are now being accepted through Friday, Dec. 7, for the University of Wyoming’s annual holiday food drive, sponsored by Staff Senate.

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Today

December 3, 2018 — A special meeting of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will take place Monday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. via teleconference.

‘Snowflakes and Sparkles’ Exhibition Starts Dec. 7

December 3, 2018 — “Snowflakes and Sparkles,” an exhibition of jewelry art, opens Friday, Dec. 7, at ArtConnect Gallery, located at 302 S. Second St. in Laramie. An artist reception is scheduled that same day from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

group of people UW Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics Receives Accreditation

November 30, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) recently received full reaccreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) board.

UW Dodgeball Tournament Dec. 1 to Benefit Toys for Tots

November 30, 2018 — Do you like dodgeball and helping those in need?

UW Extension Offers Four-Session, Teen-Focused Diabetes Programs in Lander, Riverton

November 30, 2018 — Information to help teens with diabetes or prediabetes and their families is being offered during four-week programs this January in Lander and Riverton.

constellations mapped in the sky December UW Planetarium Schedule Explores Far Reaches of the Universe

November 29, 2018 — Programs in December at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium focus on the far corners of the universe and how astronomers discover what’s out there.

End-of-Semester Activities Scheduled at UW Dec. 7

November 29, 2018 — A hypnotist, crafts and various activities are scheduled during the University of Wyoming’s end-of-semester Winter Fest Friday, Dec. 7, at 9 p.m. in the Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to UW students.

Grant to Help Children Affected by Opioid Epidemic Awarded to UW Program

November 29, 2018 — The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming recently received an Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) grant to address the opioid crisis.

dancers on a stage University of Wyoming Calendar for Dec. 3-9

November 29, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Dec. 3-9 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a woman UW President Laurie Nichols to Meet with UW MBA Students Friday

November 29, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will speak with UW Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Nov. 30, in the College of Business.

UW Receives National Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

November 29, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is among 19 colleges and universities in the country that have been awarded the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant.

man holding cylindrical rock section UW Geology Professor Researches Oceanic Crust as Part of International Project

November 28, 2018 — Space is vast and mysterious, and the majority of it is unexplored. So are the oceans on Earth: While they cover most of the surface, what goes on underneath them is mostly unknown.

UW Nordic Ski Team’s Annual Maggi and Nick Murdock Clinic Dec. 1

November 28, 2018 — A clinic for all levels of experience will be offered during the second annual Maggi and Nick Murdock Nordic Ski Clinic hosted by the University of Wyoming Nordic ski team Saturday, Dec. 1.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Why Did Joseph Live in Galilee?

November 28, 2018 — When Caesar Augustus decided to conduct a census of the Roman Empire, he did not send interviewers door to door to count each village’s residents, as is the practice in the USA’s census-taking. Instead, he required each man to return “to his own city.”

people in a large auditorium UW Winter Commencement Scheduled Dec. 15

November 28, 2018 — The University of Wyoming will accord degrees to 512 students during a combined winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. in the Arena-Auditorium.

bull elk with antlers Researchers Successfully Train Computers to Identify Animals in Photos

November 27, 2018 — A computer model developed at the University of Wyoming by UW researchers and others has demonstrated remarkable accuracy and efficiency in identifying images of wild animals from camera-trap photographs in North America.

UW’s ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ Task Force to Host Town-Hall Meeting Dec. 7

November 27, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s “Great Colleges to Work For” Task Force will host a town-hall meeting to present findings from the 2018 survey Friday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

Willena Stanford Diversity Award Nominations Being Accepted at UW

November 27, 2018 — Nominations for the Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 21. The award honors Stanford, a former University of Wyoming African American and Diaspora Studies instructor.

holiday market logo UW Holiday Market Set Nov. 30

November 26, 2018 — Nearly 50 vendors will sell a wide assortment of products at the University of Wyoming Holiday Market Friday, Nov. 30.

UW Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 26, 2018 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2019 need to make a new request by Saturday, Dec. 1.

man and woman standing beside a words on a wall Duo Researches the Intersection of Criminal Law and Museums

November 21, 2018 — University of Wyoming College of Law Professor Darrell Jackson and Nicole Crawford, chief curator and assistant director of the UW Art Museum, have teamed up on a research project that intersects criminal law and museums.

International Bake Sale Nov. 28-29 at UW

November 21, 2018 — Students in the University of Wyoming’s first-year seminar on “Food Culture and Language” will host an international bake sale in the Wyoming Union Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28-29.

Student Art Exhibition on Display at UW Nov. 29

November 21, 2018 — An art exhibition featuring work created by University of Wyoming students will be on display Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Skylight Lounge.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 26-Dec. 2

November 21, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 26-Dec. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

two people looking at a computer UW Research Scientist Coordinates Satellite Images to Help Control California Fires

November 21, 2018 — For nearly two weeks, unprecedented fires have raged in California, resulting in 80 lives lost and thousands missing or displaced, thousands more homes destroyed and the air quality polluted to dangerous levels. Even a historic movie ranch in Agoura Hills used to shoot HBO’s “Westworld” has perished.

Wyoming Educational Attainment Council Sets Public Input Sessions Nov. 29

November 21, 2018 — Wyoming residents have the opportunity to discuss ways to overcome barriers to completing postsecondary degrees and certificates during meetings at the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges Thursday, Nov. 29.

Final Fall Semester Safe Zone Training at UW Nov. 29

November 20, 2018 — A training for members of the University of Wyoming community and the public to learn more about the LGBTQIA community is planned Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at UW.

Final Trivia Night for UW Fall Semester Nov. 28

November 20, 2018 — Prizes will be offered to the top teams during the final Trivia Night competition of the fall semester at the University of Wyoming.

woman using lab equipment UW Launches Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub

November 20, 2018 — As part of the University of Wyoming’s new Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE), a Health and Bioscience Innovation Hub will help entrepreneurs and researchers develop next-generation health and wellness solutions.

UW Students Benefit from Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grant

November 20, 2018 — The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $55,000 to the University of Wyoming during the past fiscal year for education and research programs -- and for scholarships for entering freshmen from Wyoming communities.

dancers on a stage UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 6-9

November 20, 2018 — In celebration of the holiday season, the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present its rendition of “The Nutcracker.”

Award-Winning Program Brings Teens Together for 4-H Camp Training

November 19, 2018 — The idea was simple: Instead of each 4-H camping program preparing teen counselors, get everyone together for a statewide training.

head portrait of a woman Crook County 4-H Educator Receives UW Extension Honor

November 19, 2018 — Increasing the depth and scope of Crook County 4-H and building the program through nontraditional ways have helped Sara Fleenor earn the University of Wyoming Extension’s Newer Employee Recognition Award.

logo Donors to Double Their Money During Fourth Annual UW Giving Day

November 19, 2018 — Not everyone can double his or her money in a single day, but that’s exactly what’s happening at the University of Wyoming Nov. 27 -- UW Giving Day.

people using computers K-12 Teachers Get Jumpstart on Integrating Computer Science into Curriculum at UW Camp

November 19, 2018 — Forty Wyoming teachers -- spanning all grade levels and content areas -- worked with experts at the University of Wyoming last summer to gain new ideas and abilities to incorporate concepts of computer science, computational thinking and cybersecurity into their classrooms.

New Sorority to Open at UW in Fall 2019

November 19, 2018 — Beginning the fall 2019, the University of Wyoming will become home to a new sorority.

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

November 19, 2018 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, for Thanksgiving. UW classes will be dismissed Nov. 21-23.

man gesturing while talking UW Extension’s Livestock Marketing Specialist Receives Organization’s Highest Honor

November 19, 2018 — Developing programs for ranchers focusing on increased production and efficiency, and collaboration with peers are among reasons a Uinta County University of Wyoming Extension educator has received the organization’s highest honor.

green book cover with flying monkey on it UW Professors Examine Long Marketing Life of the ‘Oz’ Myth

November 19, 2018 — Little did anyone know that when L. Frank Baum wrote the classic book “The Wonderful World of Oz” -- which, in turn, produced the worldwide phenomenal film “The Wizard of Oz” -- the Oz name would still be wildly popular nearly 120 years later.

head portrait of a man UW Researcher Contributes to Paper that Evaluates the Effect of Global Climate on Plant Community Traits

November 19, 2018 — How climate drives the functional characteristics of vegetation across the globe has been a key question in ecological research for more than a century. A University of Wyoming researcher contributed to a new study that helped clarify an answer, one that found climate globally may play less of a role than local factors.

woman modeling international clothing Reports: International Students Contribute to Wyoming Economy

November 16, 2018 — International students enrolled at the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges contributed an estimated $25.8 million to Wyoming’s economy during the past year, according to new national reports.

decorated and lit Christmas trees in a large room UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Holiday Events Nov. 29-Dec. 1

November 16, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Art Museum will launch the holiday season with the 26th annual Happy Holidays Laramie Festival of Trees Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

people sitting in an audience UW Breaks Ground for Science Initiative Facility

November 16, 2018 — University of Wyoming and state elected officials broke ground today (Friday) for a new facility that will enable world-class research and education in pillars of Wyoming’s present and future economy.

Man standing in hallway Comic Book Legend Stan Lee’s Legacy Lives on at UW American Heritage Center

November 15, 2018 — It is hard to imagine, but comic book legend Stan Lee -- known worldwide for creating timeless characters such as Spider Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the Fantastic Four -- has strong ties to the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 19-25

November 15, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 19-25 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Invests Further in Wind River Reservation Research, Economic Development

November 15, 2018 — The great-great grandson of the great Eastern Shoshone Chief Washakie has been selected to facilitate research partnerships between the University of Wyoming and the tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

UW Launches Construction Management Degree Program

November 15, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science will offer a new degree program to meet the demands of industry in the state and region, following action by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

UW President Nichols, Tim Nichols to Host Community Holiday Open House Dec. 4

November 15, 2018 — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols and her husband, Tim, will host the third annual Holiday Open House Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 4-6 p.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center for all UW employees and students, their families and members of the Laramie community.

artwork displayed on cabinets and walls UW Art Museum Accepts Works for Juried Student Exhibition

November 14, 2018 — The official call for entries is available online for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 44th annual Juried UW Student Exhibition.

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

November 14, 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.

Founder of McGinley Orthopedic Innovations to Meet with UW MBA Students

November 13, 2018 — Joseph McGinley, founder and CEO of Casper-based McGinley Orthopedic Innovations LLC (MOI), will speak with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Nov. 16, in the UW College of Business.

Sheridan Start-Up Challenge Winners Announced

November 13, 2018 — Three businesses were named winners at Sheridan’s Start-Up Challenge Nov. 8.

UW Department of Music’s Annual Chorale by Candlelight Nov. 28-29

November 13, 2018 — The crowd-pleasing Chorale by Candlelight concert will be performed by the University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale Wednesday, Nov. 28, and Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Laramie’s St. Matthew’s Cathedral.

Adaptive Sports Grant Awarded to Wyoming Military Veterans

November 12, 2018 — Albany County, in partnership with Mission Redefined Wyoming (MRWY), was awarded a $157,846 adaptive sports grant to assist disabled veterans throughout Wyoming.

UW Part of National Effort to Increase College Access, Attainment

November 12, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is participating in a new national effort in which 130 public universities and systems will work together to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025.

book cover UW Professor’s Latest Book Named Finalist for Southern Book Prize

November 12, 2018 — University of Wyoming Professor Alyson Hagy’s latest novel, “Scribe,” was recently selected as a finalist for the Southern Book Prize.

whsa logo Wyoming State High School Football Championship Results

November 10, 2018 — The University of Wyoming is playing host to the Wyoming State High School Football Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Nov. 14-16

November 9, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider creation of a major in construction management and selection of a consultant to conduct a Wyoming Union visioning study during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 14-16.

head portrait of a man Business Executive to Meet with UW MBA Students Friday

November 8, 2018 — Kurt James, president of East Balt Japan and Korea Corp., will speak with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Nov. 9, in the College of Business

Geography Awareness Week Events Scheduled at UW

November 8, 2018 — “Water in the West” is the theme for Geography Awareness Week Nov. 12-16 at the University of Wyoming. Presentations are free and open to the public.

International Education Week Events at UW Nov. 10-17

November 8, 2018 — Events ranging from presentations on scholarship opportunities to photo contests and films are among activities planned for the University of Wyoming’s International Education Week Nov. 10-17. Events are free and open to the public.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 12-18

November 8, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 12-18 at the University of Wyoming:

head portrait of a man UW Hires Experienced Entrepreneur to Lead Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

November 8, 2018 — A successful businessman who has personally founded multiple companies and helped establish many more has been hired to serve as chief operating officer of the University of Wyoming’s new Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE).

artist's rendering of a large sandstone building UW Science Initiative Facility Groundbreaking Nov. 16

November 8, 2018 — University of Wyoming and state elected officials will break ground Friday, Nov. 16, for a new facility that will enable world-class research and education in pillars of Wyoming’s present and future economy.

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 12-18

November 8, 2018 — A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Sarah Collins, Kimberly Lau, Eunsook Park and Lauren Shoemaker Four Faculty Hired at UW as Part of $20 Million NSF Grant

November 7, 2018 — Four new faculty members have been hired as part of a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant the University of Wyoming received to study microbes.

head portrait of a man Rodger McDaniel to Discuss Sen. Gale McGee Book at UW Nov. 13

November 7, 2018 — Former Wyoming state Sen. Rodger McDaniel will discuss his latest book, “The Man in the Arena: The Life and Times of U.S. Senator Gale McGee,” at the University of Wyoming Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium.

Organizations Launch Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students Partnership

November 6, 2018 — The Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) at the University of Wyoming recently launched ACCESS Employment.

UW Faculty Recital Series Features Trio Nov. 13

November 6, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series will feature flutist Sara Lima da Silveira Costa, violist Glêsse Collet and pianist Theresa Bogard Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

Openings on City Boards and Commissions

November 5, 2018 — Officials with Laramie city government wish to inform University of Wyoming employees of the opportunity to serve on various city boards and commissions.

UW Employee Benefit and Wellness Fair Nov. 8

November 5, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Human Resources will offer an Employee Benefit and Wellness Fair Thursday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. Raffle prizes and giveaway items will be available while they last.

UW Employees Granted Release Time to Vote in General Election

November 5, 2018 — University of Wyoming employees have a maximum of one hour of release time to vote in Tuesday’s Wyoming general election, in accordance with state law and UW policy.

UW Information Technology Seeks Award Nominations

November 5, 2018 — University of Wyoming Information Technology is seeking nominations for its semiannual program to recognize individual excellence in the division.

UW Faculty Recital Series Continues with ‘Balcony of the Sea’ Nov. 9

November 2, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series continues with a collaboration featuring Jesse Lee, Blake McGee, Tiger Robison and John Wilhelm Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

UW Wind Symphony to Perform ‘Fire and Light’ Nov. 8

November 2, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Wind Symphony will perform a variety of musical pieces under the theme of fire and light Thursday, Nov. 8.

head portrait of a man UW’s Clennan Receives NSF Grant to Create New Type of Molecule

November 2, 2018 — A University of Wyoming chemistry professor received a $490,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to create a new type of molecule that will be able to emit a type of light that has many applications in the biomedical field.

stars in the night sky November UW Planetarium Schedule Includes Programs on Pluto, Aboriginal Beliefs of Sky

November 1, 2018 — Pluto, movies and Aboriginal beliefs about the heavens are subjects of some of the programs at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during November.

people clustered around someone kneeling on the floor University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 5-11

November 1, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Nov. 5-11 at the University of Wyoming:

Laurel Rigby, Juan Gavette and Tyler Shaw UW Livestock Judging Team Achieves Major Success at American Royal

November 1, 2018 — A University of Wyoming livestock judging team member won the individual competition among 136 contestants, and the team placed fourth among 29 universities at the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 26.

UW Proposes Changes in Geography Education, Research, Service

November 1, 2018 — Aiming to meet changing workforce needs while deploying its resources effectively and efficiently, the University of Wyoming has proposed a reorganization of its geography instruction, research and service.

UW Survey Finds Knowledge Gap on Drugged Driving

November 1, 2018 — Nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of adults in Wyoming believe that driving under the influence of marijuana is less dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a new survey by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) at the University of Wyoming.

UW’s Service Saturday Scheduled Nov. 10

November 1, 2018 — November Service Saturday, sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) organization, is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.

‘Social Justice 101’ Workshop Nov. 27 at UW

November 1, 2018 — A workshop, titled “Social Justice 101,” is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the University of Wyoming.

Managing Director of Fitch Ratings to Meet with UW MBA Students Nov. 2

October 31, 2018 — Mike Simonton, managing director-head of U.S. Corporates-Fitch Ratings, will speak to University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Nov. 2, in the College of Business.

Transition Plan Lays Out UW Commitment to Biodiversity Science

October 31, 2018 — The University of Wyoming would establish a new “center of excellence” in biodiversity science based at UW’s Bob and Carol Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, under a plan presented to the UW community today.

Two Trivia Nights Scheduled in November for UW Students

October 31, 2018 — Two trivia nights for University of Wyoming students, sponsored by 7220 Entertainment, remain during the fall semester.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Nov. 16

October 31, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet in a joint session with the UW Board of Trustees at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Laramie.

UW Master’s Degree in English Program Ranked Nationally

October 31, 2018 — A master’s degree in English from the University of Wyoming is one of the best in the nation, according to recent rankings from the SR Education Group (SREG).

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: America among Muslims and Christians: After 1776

October 31, 2018 — When America was a colony, it was heavily involved in shipping and foreign trade. Britain garnered the lion’s share of American goods but, today, every school child learns about the slave-sugar-rum triangle with the Caribbean and African nations. It is less well-known that a significant number of American merchants plied the waters of the Mediterranean, trading with many nations and cities on that sea.

Election Watch Party at UW Nov. 6

October 30, 2018 — Pokes Vote, a University of Wyoming voter education program, will offer an election watch party Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

people sitting at a long table STEM Professionals Meet UW Students in ‘Speed Mentoring’ Event

October 30, 2018 — University of Wyoming undergraduates received firsthand guidance from 25 professionals in a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines during the UW STEM “speed mentoring” event Thursday, Oct. 25, on the UW campus.

Thanksgiving Dinner at UW Nov. 14

October 30, 2018 — The annual University of Wyoming Thanksgiving dinner will be served by 7220 Entertainment’s Club Events Committee Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom.

woman and man sitting at a table UW Theatre and Dance Presents ‘Rhinoceros’ Nov. 6-11

October 30, 2018 — “Rhinoceros,” the landmark 20th century play that explores the consequences of extreme social conformity and self-delusion, is the next production from the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance.

Veterans Day Roll Call Event at UW to Honor Fallen Nov. 9

October 30, 2018 — Volunteers are needed to read the names of military members who died serving their country during a Veterans Day event Friday, Nov. 9, at the University of Wyoming.

Alfalfa Weevil, Black Grass Bug Management Strategies Focus of Powell, Sheridan Workshops

October 29, 2018 — Alfalfa weevil and black grass bug integrated pest management (IPM) strategies and research are topics of free workshops in Powell and Sheridan in November.

woman juggling and doing a backbend on a moving platform shaped like a wooden horse Cirque Mechanics Performance Scheduled at UW Nov. 2

October 29, 2018 — Cirque Mechanics’ “42 Feet: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels,” a performance that combines circus and mechanics, will be staged Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium as part of the UW Presents featured performances.

Planning Begins for UW-Casper ‘Celebration of Excellence’

October 29, 2018 — The University of Wyoming at Casper (UW-Casper) has established a “Celebration of Excellence” committee to plan the details of the upcoming reception to acknowledge students who are completing their studies.

Three Required Training Courses for UW Employees in November

October 29, 2018 — University of Wyoming employees are required to complete three separate training courses during November.

head portrait of a woman UW’s Frost to Give Inaugural Chappell Public Lecture at Australian National University

October 29, 2018 — Carol Frost, a University of Wyoming professor of geology and geophysics, will present the inaugural Chappell Public Lecture at the Australian National University’s (ANU) Research School of Earth Sciences Thursday, Nov. 22.

head portrait of a woman Artistic Experience Inspired by Human Anatomical Exploration Topic of UW Professor’s Talk

October 26, 2018 — Nicole Lamartine can’t quite explain how life-changing an experience it was to spend six days with other artists dissecting a human cadaver named “Grandpa Buddha.”

poster with graphics on it Diwali Night Activities Nov. 3 at UW

October 26, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Indian student organization will host its annual Diwali Night cultural festival Saturday, Nov. 3.

man working on a mural UW Art Museum Presents Exhibition, Public Programs by Tibetan-Born Artist Tashi Norbu

October 26, 2018 — Tibetan-born artist and traditionally trained Tibetan thangka painter Tashi Norbu will be in residence at the University of Wyoming Art Museum Nov. 5-8.

two deer standing in the snow UW Research: Animal Migration Requires Both Movement Corridors and Food

October 26, 2018 — An analysis of mule deer migration routes in two areas of Wyoming documents the idea that the animals choose readily traversable pathways where they also can find food.

UW Student Health Service Receives Another Supply of Flu Shots for Students

October 26, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Student Health Service has received another supply of seasonal flu shots for students.

New Poll Shows Conservation High Priority for Wyoming Voters

October 25, 2018 — Results from a new statewide poll of 600 likely voters in Wyoming on topics related to conservation and natural resources are now available from the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 29-Nov. 4

October 25, 2018 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 29-Nov. 4 at the University of Wyoming:

a man UW McNair Alumnus Recognized by TRIO Association

October 25, 2018 — Daniel Mullendore, an alumnus of the University of Wyoming McNair Scholars Program, recently received the TRIO Achiever Award at the Association of Special Programs in Region Eight (ASPIRE) conference.

a woman UW Ph.D. Student Wins International Paper Contest

October 25, 2018 — University of Wyoming petroleum engineering doctoral student Vahideh Mirchi won first place in the 2018 International Student Paper Contest hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

two men and two women standing together UW’s Fisher Innovation Launchpad Names Winners

October 25, 2018 — Five innovative businesses created by University of Wyoming graduate students were named winners of the Fisher Innovation Launchpad this week. The five businesses will each receive seed funding from a $125,000 fund; office space in the Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) for one year; and business counseling.

Wyoming Biz Tip for Oct. 29-Nov. 4

October 25, 2018 — A weekly look at business solutions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

‘Ghosts vs. Zombies’ Events Scheduled Oct. 31 at UW

October 25, 2018 — Ghost hunts and a screening of the film “Shaun of the Dead” are among events scheduled at the University of Wyoming Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. in Knight Hall and the Wyoming Union.

MANCAMP and Wyoming Women of Song Present Finale Concert Oct. 27 at UW

October 24, 2018 — MANCAMP and Wyoming Women of Song vocal festival participants will perform a free finale concert at the University of Wyoming Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

head portrait of a man Origins of English Empire Topic of Cone Lecture Oct. 30 at UW

October 24, 2018 — The Lyndon B. Johnson Chair of U.S. History in the Department of History and Geography at Texas Christian University is the Cone Lecture in History speaker at the University of Wyoming.

UW Survey Finds Increasing Support for Personal Marijuana Use

October 24, 2018 — Wyoming residents have steadily changing opinions regarding the use and possession of marijuana, according to a new survey by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) at the University of Wyoming.

Safe Treat Hosted by UW Oct. 31

October 23, 2018 — Safe Treat is back at new locations next week.

three men and a woman at a table UW Associate Dean’s Book Relates Fondness for Education and Dogs

October 23, 2018 — Since he became an educator, Steve Barrett has strived to provide the best learning tools to as many young people as possible. The fact that one of the most useful items was named after his favorite dog breed was just a bonus.

UW Faculty Recital Series Features Duo Oct. 28

October 23, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series will feature oboist Jennifer Stucki with pianist Xin Chang Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

women and girls in track suits carrying pompoms UW Homecoming Parade Winners Announced

October 23, 2018 — Western Thunder Marching Band and the UW Spirit Squad were named the overall winner in the University of Wyoming Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 20.

two men working with computers and equipment UW Mechanical Engineering Trio Conducts Research Through Fellowship

October 23, 2018 — Three individuals from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming made the most of an opportunity from the U.S. Air Force to further research into combustion measurement.

Campus Climate Survey Meetings This Week at UW

October 22, 2018 — Members of the University of Wyoming community have an opportunity to provide input on development of a campus climate survey during three town-hall meetings this week.

elk on a snowy ridge First-Ever Atlas of Big-Game Migrations Highlights UW Research

October 22, 2018 — The first-ever atlas of ungulate migration was released this week, detailing the ecology and conservation of migratory big-game species including mule deer, elk and pronghorn in Wyoming, the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and adjacent Western states.

Meeting to Share Updated Version of UW’s Biodiversity Institute Transition Plan Oct. 31

October 22, 2018 — A town-hall meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium to share the revised plan for the Biodiversity Institute (BI) and accept final comment.

head portrait of a woman Neff Selected as UW Employee of Third Quarter

October 22, 2018 — Efficient, caring, knowledgeable and competent are some of the qualities attributed to Ashley Neff, the University of Wyoming Staff Employee of the Third Quarter.

head portrait of a man UW Conference to Focus on Energy Law and Policy Issues Oct. 26

October 22, 2018 — National, regional and local experts will discuss current energy topics and securing a sustainable natural resource future at the 2018 Landscape Discussion on Energy Law and Policy in the Rockies at the University of Wyoming Friday, Oct. 26.

three women holding string instruments UW Symphony Orchestra to Perform ‘Earth and Sky’ Oct. 25

October 22, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) will perform a world-premiere piece by distinguished composer Gwyneth Walker Thursday, Oct. 25.

WIHR Director Finalists to Give Presentations at UW

October 22, 2018 — Finalists for the position of director of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) at the University of Wyoming have been identified, and they are scheduled to give public presentations at UW Monday, Oct. 29.

UW, Community Colleges, Department of Ed Agree to Share Information

October 19, 2018 — A new partnership involving Wyoming community colleges, the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Education has set the stage for an increased level of information sharing aimed at improving the performance of the state’s education system.

UW Alumni Association Announces New Scholarship Application, Deadline Dates

October 19, 2018 — To better serve students, the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) has changed its scholarship application and deadline dates.

two men standing beside a sign UW’s GlycoBac and MilliporeSigma Announce New Partnership

October 19, 2018 — GlycoBac LLC, a University of Wyoming spin-out biotechnology company, and MilliporeSigma recently partnered to offer a rhabdovirus-free insect platform for viral vaccines and gene therapy development.

woman working in a lab Wyoming Research Scholars Program Offers UW Undergraduates a Host of Opportunities

October 19, 2018 — Olivia Glassock’s entire family attended the University of Wyoming, but she has enjoyed opportunities that didn’t exist for her parents, including taking part in funded research starting her first semester.

Laramie Civic Chorus and Community Band to Perform at UW Oct. 29

October 18, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s Community Band and Civic Chorus present “Earth Song” Monday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

group of people standing Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship 10th Anniversary Celebrated at UW

October 18, 2018 — Two University of Wyoming visual arts majors -- Jamie Lindsey, from Laramie, and Cheyenne’s Tamara Rodgers -- received the 2018 Larsh Bristol Fellowship for work in photojournalism at the 10th anniversary banquet Oct. 12.

man playing saxophone Saxophonist Claude Delangle to Offer Concert, Master Class at UW

October 18, 2018 — Renowned saxophonist Claude Delangle will perform Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall.

University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 22-28

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

UW Signs Articulation Agreement with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

October 18, 2018 — The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources recently signed an articulation agreement with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), which is located in Calgary.

Wyoming Business Tips for Oct. 22-28

October 18, 2018 — A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

‘New Nightmare on Ivinson’ Events for UW Students Oct. 27

October 18, 2018 — The popular “Nightmare on Ivinson” will offer new and exciting events for students at the University of Wyoming Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m.

woman and man standing side by side Cheyenne UW Student Interns for United States Budget Committee

October 17, 2018 — University of Wyoming management student Morgan Cloud, from Cheyenne, spent the summer as an intern for the United States Budget Committee in Washington, D.C.

woman in front of bookshelves McCracken-Flesher Awarded UW Seibold Professorship

October 17, 2018 — Caroline McCracken-Flesher believes professors research and teach at the interface between what is known and what can become known; between what they do and what can be accomplished.

Matthew Craig, Kara Pratt and Marcus Watson Popular UW Saturday University Program Returns to Gillette Oct. 25

October 17, 2018 — Campbell County residents have the opportunity to be college students once again when three professors from the University of Wyoming and Gillette College present lectures during UW’s popular Saturday University program Thursday, Oct. 25.

UW College of Business Alumni Reunion Oct. 19

October 17, 2018 — The University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program will host its alumni reunion Friday, Oct. 19, from 4-5:45 p.m. in the College of Business atrium.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Who is My Neighbor?

October 17, 2018 — All of us have a moral code, whether we think about it explicitly or rely on our intuition to distinguish between right and wrong.

Mark Gordon, Mary Throne, Rex Rammell and Lawrence Struempf Wyoming Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate at UW Oct. 25

October 17, 2018 — All four candidates seeking the office of Wyoming governor will debate Thursday, Oct. 25, at the University of Wyoming. The event is free and open to the public.

Lariat Company Owner to Meet with UW MBA Students Oct. 19

October 16, 2018 — Ed Flaherty, owner of the Lariat Company in Eden Prairie, Minn., will speak to University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Oct. 19, in the College of Business.

Safe Treat at UW Oct. 31

October 16, 2018 — The popular communitywide Safe Treat returns to the University of Wyoming for another year of games and treats Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the lower level of Washakie Dining Center and on UW’s Fraternity and Sorority Row.

UW Class Offers ‘Border War Touchdown Transport’ to Students

October 16, 2018 — A first-year seminar class at the University of Wyoming is offering students an opportunity to attend the UW-Colorado State football game Friday, Oct. 26, in Fort Collins, Colo.

UW Graduates First Group of Students in Health Administration Master’s Program

October 16, 2018 — A new University of Wyoming master’s degree program in health care administration has helped advance the expertise and career prospects for a dozen Wyoming professionals and 20 people from outside Wyoming.

UW Looks to Better Leverage Research Relationship with NCAR

October 16, 2018 — The University of Wyoming has had a number of collaborations with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) over the past several years, including research at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne; enhancing high-performance computing on UW’s campus; and having UW students obtain summer internships with NCAR.

logo of the Fisher Innovation Launchpad UW’s Fisher Innovation Launchpad Announces 10 Finalists

October 16, 2018 — Ten innovative businesses formed by University of Wyoming graduate students are finalists that will compete for $125,000 in seed funding to grow their businesses.

Personal Finance Curriculum Available to Wyoming High Schools, Thanks to UW Sponsorship

October 15, 2018 — High school students across Wyoming have an opportunity to increase their financial literacy through a new arrangement between the University of Wyoming and Ramsey Education.

William Kraemer, Mark McKenna, Susan Polston Mills, Pamela Oiler, John Pieper and Maggie Scarlett UW College of Health Sciences to Honor Distinguished Alumni During Homecoming

October 15, 2018 — The University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences will honor six of its alumni during this year’s UW Homecoming.

UW in the News

October 15, 2018 — State, national and international media frequently feature the University of Wyoming and members of its community in stories. Here is a summary of some of the recent articles:

head shot of male rodeo team member UW Men Close out Fall Season Atop Regional Rodeo Leader Board

October 15, 2018 — A wire-to-wire lead throughout the fall season has given the University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team the top regional spot going into the spring season.

head shot of woman Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research Conference Roundup Oct. 19 at UW

October 15, 2018 — Panel discussions and a keynote address are among highlights of the annual Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research (WIHR) Conference Roundup Friday, Oct. 19, at the University of Wyoming.

Katelyn Golladay, Jamie Snyder and Clair White New UW Criminal Justice Professors Reflect Gender Movement

October 12, 2018 — Jamie Snyder, Clair White and Katelyn Golladay are all new hires this fall in the University of Wyoming’s Criminal Justice Program. The three professors reflect a trend of growing female representation in the criminal justice field -- but, more so, they are three highly qualified individuals with a passion for their area of study.

UWAA Scholarship Applications Available Nov. 1

October 12, 2018 — University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available starting Thursday, Nov. 1. The application deadline is Sunday, Dec. 30.

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