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two men looking up at bucking horse statue UW Cuts Ribbon on Welcoming Center

October 24, 2014 — The University of Wyoming cut the ribbon today (Friday) on the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center -- a dramatic welcoming center with state-of-the-art technological infrastructure -- that is funded entirely through private support.

Top Stories

three men and one woman standing in front of a tiled wall UW Students Win National Design Competition

October 28, 2014 — A University of Wyoming student team won the wastewater design category and finished third overall in the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) recent student design competition in New Orleans.

man working with high tech lab equipment while woman looks on UW Stable Isotope Facility Secures Partnership to Analyze Soil Samples Nationwide

October 27, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Stable Isotope Facility (SIF) is now the go-to laboratory to analyze soil samples from all across the country.

photos of former Senator Al Simpson and Amos Barber UW College of Law to Re-Create Law in the Wild West with Prominent Wyoming Officials

October 22, 2014 — An all-star cast of prominent Wyoming officials will re-create roles related to one of the most famous gun battles in the Cowboy State’s Wild West history.

group of people crouched on ground around soil sample UW Soil Research Helps Industry with Reclamation

October 21, 2014 — Lack of precipitation, short growing seasons and saline soils containing relatively few nutrients make for scant vegetation in Wyoming’s high deserts.

frong of large sandstone and glass building with rocks in front Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center Grand Opening Oct. 24

October 17, 2014 — A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University of Wyoming’s new Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center is scheduled Friday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m.

impala antelope feeding on low trees UW Researcher Unravels Relationships Between an African Herbivore’s Fear of Predators and Tree Distributions

October 16, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member was part of a research team that used global positioning system tracking to understand how interactions between impala (an antelope) and their predators shape patterns of Acacia tree distribution patterns across African savannas.

man in front of planetarium dome display of night sky Renovated UW Planetarium to Offer Many Opportunities for Campus and Public

October 15, 2014 — Before Abraham Lincoln was president, he was a lawyer who saved a life. During a murder trial in 1858, Lincoln, using the 1857 Farmers’ Almanac, disproved a witness who claimed he saw the crime and identified the suspect under the light of the moon. According to the almanac, there was very little moonlight that night, which convinced the jury to acquit the accused.

overhead view of students studying in library UW ‘STEPs’ Up Efforts to Help Students Succeed

October 14, 2014 — Aiming to significantly boost its student retention and graduation rates, the University of Wyoming has increased its efforts to assist struggling students, improve academic and career advising, and help transfer and first-year students in the transition to UW.

people crouching in a field surrounded by equipment UW Researchers Head Study of Elevated CO2 and Climate Warming in Mixed Grasslands

October 13, 2014 — Twenty-five small plots in a mixed-grass prairie northwest of Cheyenne may very well provide the clues that Wyoming ranchers and land managers need to make grassland ecosystems more resistant to wide fluctuations in rainfall and temperatures that are forthcoming with future climate change.

Campus Announcements

Roll Call Event at UW on Veterans Day to Honor Fallen Soldiers

October 29, 2014 — Volunteers are needed to read the names of military veterans who have died serving their country during a Veterans Day event Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the University of Wyoming.

man holding sign UW Pokes Vote Sets Election Day Activities

October 29, 2014 — Services including same day voter registration and transportation to the polls will be offered at the University of Wyoming during Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

New UW Outreach Course Supports Early Childhood Educators

October 23, 2014 — Helping early childhood educators, primary school teachers and parents interested in understanding and supporting young children’s developmental needs, is the goal of a new distance-delivered course offered by the University of Wyoming’s Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education and the UW Outreach School.

UW Alumni Association Moves Some Operations into Gateway Center

October 23, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association today (Thursday) begins moving a portion of its operations from the current location at 214 S. 14th St. to the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center at 222 S. 22nd St.


UW Faculty Recital Series Continues with Piano-Cello Duo

October 29, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Faculty Recital Series continues with a duo performance Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

New Event for Young Professionals at the UW Art Museum

October 28, 2014 — “After Hours,” a new event for Laramie’s young adults and professionals, will be Saturday, Nov. 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

desert and rock scene with camper and black and white inlaid photos Photographers Present Work in Visiting Artist Talk at UW

October 28, 2014 — Photographers Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe will share their experiences of a collaborative project Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Room 111 of the University of Wyoming Visual Arts Building.

two men in costume - one is crouching and one waves a sword UW Theatre and Dance Presents Hit Comedy ‘The Liar’

October 24, 2014 — “The Liar,” an uproarious reworking of Pierre Corneille’s classic 17th century farce by American playwright David Ives, runs Nov. 4-8 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre.

‘Murder Mystery Dessert Party’ at UW Oct. 31

October 24, 2014 — University of Wyoming’s Friday Night Fever program serves up a “Murder Mystery Dessert Party” this Halloween in the Wyoming Union Ballroom Friday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m.

man in conducting orchestra UW Symphony Orchestra Concert Oct. 30

October 23, 2014 — Pieces from Debussy and the classics are the focus of the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Buchanan Center for Performing Arts concert hall.

woman in costume painting face of child in costume Wyoming Union Hosts Safe Treat Oct. 31

October 23, 2014 — The Wyoming Union will again sponsor Safe Treat, the trick-or-treating event for children at the University of Wyoming, from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

This Week at UW

man outdoors in ranch setting looking at binder 4-H Advocate from Wyoming Enters National 4-H Hall of Fame

October 27, 2014 — Longtime 4-H advocate Oliver “Ollie” Hill, a former 4-H program administrator for the University of Wyoming, recently was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in recognition of lifetime achievements and dedication to 4-H.

head portrait of woman Laramie Downtown Clinic Honors UW’s Hart

October 27, 2014 — The Laramie Downtown Clinic presented its Daniel S. Klein “Spirit of Volunteerism Award" to Ann Marie Hart, associate professor in the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.

head portrait of woman UW’s Dousay Chosen to Attend Google Teacher Academy

October 27, 2014 — University of Wyoming Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology Tonia Dousay joins a select group of educators participating in the next Google Teacher Academy Dec. 2-3 in Austin, Texas.

exterior of modern sandstone and glass building UW Sets Nov. 3 Gateway Center Open House for Employees, Students

October 23, 2014 — University of Wyoming employees and students are invited to take an up-close look at UW’s new “front door” Monday, Nov. 3, from 3-5 p.m.

man pointing to large display board Campus Construction Update for Oct. 26-Nov. 1

October 24, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Oct. 26-Nov. 1 at the University of Wyoming.

woman seated at harp University of Wyoming Calendar for Oct. 27-Nov. 2

October 24, 2014 — These are among the activities scheduled Oct. 27-Nov. 2 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

October 27, 2014 — 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 where UW is making the news.

Students in the News

five men in yellow shirts standing in front of a display board UW PetroBowl Team Eliminated in Third Round at International Tournament

October 29, 2014 — The five-member University of Wyoming PetroBowl team lost in the third round of the international competition Monday, falling to the eventual champions from the University of Tulsa.

head portrait of woman UW Sophomore Joins National Beef Ambassador Team

October 28, 2014 — A sophomore agricultural business student at the University of Wyoming is one of five selected to the 2015 National Beef Ambassador Team.

three people around a hospital bed working on a simulator torso UW Selects Students for WWAMI Medical Education Program

October 23, 2014 — The University of Wyoming welcomed 20 new students into its WWAMI medical education program this fall.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 2-Nov. 8

October 24, 2014 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Northern Rockies Skies for October: Aquila, the Eagle

September 25, 2014 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming, and Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Nov. 2-8: Gay Marriage, the Evangelical Response and Freedom of Religion

October 29, 2014 — This month Wyoming became one of the 32 states that now permit gay marriage. Since the decision, Wyoming’s mood has been upbeat. Newspapers have featured smiling pictures of couples about to tie the knot, while family, friends and neighbors have been happily congratulating them. These scenes are being repeated across the many states where gay marriage has recently been accepted.

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