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December 12, 2013 — In an attempt to measure snowmelt in a mountainous region northwest of Boulder, Colo., two University of Wyoming students are determining surface shade through a computer model they’ve created. They hope their high-performance computing research eventually can be scaled up for use on Mount Moran, UW’s high-performance computing cluster, and be a useful tool for modeling solar radiation for the entire Upper Colorado River Basin.
December 13, 2013 — In an effort to better understand the evolution of learning, Kai Olav Ellefsen is working to make robots learn more like humans. Specifically, he is studying how more modular brains allow robots to learn new tasks without forgetting what they learned from previous tasks.
December 13, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association will be able to more effectively connect with alumni in UW’s new state-of-the-art welcoming center, the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.
December 11, 2013 — Like he had done hundreds of times before, 22-year-old air freight worker Michael Duff bent down to lift a small package that appeared to weigh only a couple of pounds. Instead, it contained a rare, high density element that weighed more than 100 pounds. He heard a loud “pop” in his back, and Duff fell to the ground in pain with a spinal injury that still bothers him more than 30 years later.
December 6, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) appointed Dick McGinity as the university’s interim president, expressing confidence that the university will move forward under his leadership.
December 6, 2013 — Forgetting things -- whether it’s where one has misplaced the car keys or coming home without that gallon of milk -- is something that routinely happens to young and old alike.
December 6, 2013 — The University of Wyoming’s student recruiting efforts are getting a boost with the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.
December 5, 2013 — Until the age of 5, Dani Riker was under the impression that everyone could hear out of only one ear.
December 3, 2013 — Can gaming and robotics be used to teach computational thinking skills to middle school students in culturally sensitive ways?
December 2, 2013 — A University of Wyoming husband-and-wife research team was part of a larger group that has made the first significant recovery of layered igneous rocks from the Earth’s lowest ocean crust.
December 2, 2013 — Key University of Wyoming initiatives to retain top employees, launch improvements to the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and upgrade technology would receive state funding under Gov. Matt Mead’s budget recommendations for the 2015-16 biennium.
December 10, 2013 — Drivers for the University of Wyoming’s Transit and Parking Services, along with the UW Police Department, made about 230 trips to transport students to and from class during bitterly cold weather last Thursday and Friday.
December 10, 2013 — The Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) is not accepting project proposals for the 2014 summer season while administrators work to establish a more sustainable funding system to support the program.
December 9, 2013 — The School of Pharmacy wing of the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences remains closed to everyone except authorized personnel as a result of damage caused by broken water pipes over the weekend. That includes the Communication Disorders Clinic.
December 9, 2013 — Zhien Wang, associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Atmospheric Science, has been appointed the Templeton Faculty Fellow.
December 9, 2013 — The University of Wyoming/Casper College (UW/CC) Center will be closed Dec. 16-20, while personnel move into their new Union/University (UU) Building on the Casper College campus.
December 5, 2013 — The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The scholarships are for the 2014 summer session and the 2014-15 academic year.
December 12, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Women's Club Holiday Home Tour is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 15, from noon-4 p.m.
December 9, 2013 — University of Wyoming Extension has recognized a range specialist known for her high level of activity.
December 9, 2013 — Nominations for the Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award for University of Wyoming faculty will be accepted through Thursday, Jan. 16.
December 2, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Staff Senate is accepting food donations for its annual Employee Holiday Food Baskets.
December 2, 2013 — Anyone who has an unpaid parking citation of less than $30 at the University of Wyoming can have their fines reduced by donating nonperishable items for a holiday food drive.
December 13, 2013 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Dec. 15-21 at the University of Wyoming.
December 13, 2013 — These are among activities scheduled Dec. 16-22 at the University of Wyoming:
December 9, 2013 — 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.
December 13, 2013 — 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.
November 22, 2013 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis, Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University.
December 3, 2013 — When Mitt Romney uttered the now famous phrase, “Corporations are people, too” back in 2011, he merely stated a fact. The American legal system classifies corporations as “persons” for the purposes of many laws, such as owning property, bringing a legal suit or being sued. This status does not extend to all laws and rights, however -- a corporation cannot vote in an election or get married, for instance.