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man and woman in lab working with cylindrical equipment From Professional Skating to Academics, UW Student Finds Success

May 7, 2015 — It’s a question that Brenna Doherty gets asked quite often. She’s used to it and doesn’t mind answering, but some have a hard time believing it.

Top Stories

man wearing safety goggles sitting at lab table, using lab equipment UW-Led Research: Bacteria Cooperate to Repair Damaged Siblings

May 21, 2015 — A University of Wyoming faculty member led a research team that discovered a certain type of soil bacteria can use their social behavior of outer membrane exchange (OME) to repair damaged cells and improve the fitness of the bacteria population as a whole.

two men holding a large board and placing it Wyoming Conservation Corps Projects Scheduled throughout Wyoming

May 20, 2015 — Projects ranging from sage grouse habitat improvement near Gillette to conservation work at Devils Tower and constructing wildlife-friendly fences at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge will be conducted this summer by members of the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC).

UW Trustees Select Architects for Science, Athletics Projects

May 15, 2015 — Wyoming firms have been chosen as the architects/engineers for two major construction projects planned at the University of Wyoming.

UW Trustees Vote to Publicly Identify Finalists for President

May 14, 2015 — Finalists for the presidency of the University of Wyoming will be publicly identified and brought to the state for meetings with the public and the campus community before March, the UW Board of Trustees has decided.

a crowd of people around a statue of a bucking horse and rider breaking through a wall ‘Breakin’ Through’ Revealed at UW

May 14, 2015 — “Breakin’ Through,” created by artist D. Michael Thomas, was revealed today (Thursday) in a ceremony at the University of Wyoming Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. The sculpture celebrates women’s contributions to Wyoming.

artist's drawing of residence hall concept UW Trustees Receive Plan for Residence Hall Replacement

May 13, 2015 — Residence halls at the University of Wyoming do not meet the expectations of today’s students, putting the university at a competitive disadvantage with competitor institutions, a consulting firm hired by UW has concluded.

woman standing outside with mountains in background Incoming UW Geology Grad Student Receives NSF Fellowship

May 13, 2015 — An opportunity to research how geology affects the growth of the world’s biggest trees attracted Lindsay Arvin to graduate studies in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Geology and Geophysics.

two men shaking hands over an oversized check Baker Hughes Grant to UW Helps Ensure Future of Wyoming’s Economy

May 11, 2015 — The University of Wyoming and Baker Hughes Inc., a global oil field services company, today (Monday) announced a $1 million grant to support research that will help ensure the future of Wyoming’s economy.

head portrait of man Evanston Train Wreck Inspired Renowned Surgeon Brent Eastman

May 8, 2015 — University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences commencement speaker Dr. Brent Eastman traces his inspiration to become a surgeon to a fatal train wreck that took place in his Evanston hometown more than 60 years ago.

man using scientific equipment UW Grad Student Wins Fellowship for Wind Research

May 6, 2015 — As a child growing up in Buffalo, N.Y., and Charlotte, N.C., Marlin Holmes asked a lot of questions. When his parents and grandparents didn’t have the answers, they encouraged him to find out for himself, often taking him to the local library to do research -- and enrolling him in summer science camps to further stimulate his interests.

two woman looking at a book in front of bookshelves Cambodian Museum Project Garners Internationalization Award for Pair

May 4, 2015 — Two researchers who are developing a Museum of Memory to remind the world of the horrific genocide that took place in Cambodia are being recognized with the University of Wyoming’s Award for Faculty Achievement in Internationalization.

head portrait of woman Colorado Student Named Top Graduating Woman at UW

May 1, 2015 — Callie Berman, who will graduate in May with a triple major in geology, environment/natural resources and international studies, with a minor in Spanish, is the recipient of the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri Award as the University of Wyoming's outstanding graduating woman.

head portrait of man Cheyenne Student Named UW’s Top Graduating Man

May 1, 2015 — Excellence as a University of Wyoming honors student in molecular biology and chemistry, service as a student senator and in other leadership roles, and work as a mentor to other students have resulted in the selection of Joshua Messer for the 2015 Tobin Memorial Award as UW's outstanding graduating man.

Campus Announcements

UW Grants Fund Collaborative Energy Research

May 21, 2015 — Researchers from the University of Wyoming have joined with colleagues in the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) to pursue research intended to provide new insights on geothermal energy and unconventional oil and gas reservoirs.

UW Closed Memorial Day

May 18, 2015 — Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.

people boarding a bus in a parking lot Wyoming Union Parking Lot to Close for Summer

May 15, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Union parking lot will be closed to all vehicles, including the UWYO Roundup buses, beginning Monday, May 18.

Events

group of four men standing around against a white background Synth-Punk Band Slow Caves to Open UW Summer Programs Concert Series May 27

May 21, 2015 — Synth-punk band Slow Caves will launch the University of Wyoming Summer Programs concert series Wednesday, May 27, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on Simpson Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

elaborate stylized painting of two groups facing each other by a mountain New Summer Exhibitions to Open May 30 at UW Art Museum

May 21, 2015 — Five new summer exhibitions will open Saturday, May 30, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

This Week at UW

man speaking at podium Contributions to UW Biodiversity Awards Nominations Accepted Now

May 18, 2015 — The deadline to nominate individuals for the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute awards is 5 p.m. Monday, June 1.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Actions

May 18, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following personnel items during its meeting Friday, May 15.

man standing in front of statue of woman on bucking horse breaking through wall Campus Construction Update for May 17-23

May 15, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled May 17-23 at the University of Wyoming:

dinsosaur skeleton in museum display University of Wyoming Calendar for May 18-24

May 15, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled May 18-24 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

May 18, 2015 — 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

First Stepans Scholarship Recipients Selected at UW

May 21, 2015 — Inaugural recipients of a major scholarship established in memory of renowned University of Wyoming College of Education faculty member Joseph Stepans have been named by the award’s selection committee.

Chief Washakie Scholarship Recipients Selected at UW

May 21, 2015 — Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to 12 University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year.

group of people posing on a stairway UW College of Business Students Plan Sustainability Project Abroad

May 20, 2015 — The spring semester at the University of Wyoming may have ended, but nine UW College of Business students will extend their studies when they conduct some fascinating market research this week in Malaysia, Scotland, Portugal, Spain and Jacksonville, Fla.

UW Students Receive Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships

May 20, 2015 — Seven University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarships for the summer session and the 2015-16 academic year.

UW International Studies Field Work Presentations Scheduled in Centennial

May 19, 2015 — Three graduate students in the University of Wyoming Global and Area Studies Program will present the results of their international field work Wednesday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. at the Albany County Public Library branch in Centennial.

Education Graduates, Mentors Honored at UW-Casper Pinning Ceremony

May 19, 2015 — Pins honoring their completion of a semester-long public school residency were presented to 21 University of Wyoming at Casper (UW-Casper) education graduates at a recent reception. The graduates then presented their mentor teachers with UW-Casper sports bags as a gesture of gratitude for fostering their growth as educators.

man and woman holding an award certificate in front of a banner UW Graduate Receives Optometry Scholarship

May 19, 2015 — A University of Wyoming graduate -- who has multiple degrees from UW -- is setting her sights on another degree with help from a local scholarship.

two woman stadning together with one holding an award paper Staff Members Honored for Service to UW Students

May 18, 2015 — Members of Mortar Board, the senior honor society at the University of Wyoming, selected UW staff members to receive the “Tip of the Cap” award. The award honors those who offered “exceptional contributions to the University of Wyoming and inspiration of students."

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for May 24-30

May 15, 2015 — 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.

religious studies logo UW Religion Today: Religion in Wyoming and the West: The Religious Landscape Survey

May 13, 2015 — The Pew Research Center for Religion and the Public Life has just released a new survey about the religious identity of Americans. The researchers interviewed more than 35,000 people so that they were able to provide results not just for the United States as a whole, but also for each state. This is the first time that a scientific study of Wyoming’s religious character has taken place.

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