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woman holding open laptop NASA Taps UW Scientist in Search for Life Beyond the Solar System

April 23, 2015 — University of Wyoming researcher Hannah Jang-Condell is playing a key role in an unprecedented initiative dedicated to the search for life on planets outside our solar system, NASA announced Tuesday.

Top Stories

UW Board of Trustees Seeks Advice on Presidential Search Process

April 23, 2015 — Over the next two and a half weeks, a five-member committee of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will seek advice from the public regarding UW’s presidential search process.

head portrait of man UW Alumnus Reutzel Hired to Lead College of Education

April 21, 2015 — A University of Wyoming alumnus whose career has spanned work as an elementary school teacher to a university provost has been named dean of UW’s College of Education.

man writing mathmatical symbols on a chalkboard Farhad Jafari Receives UW Humphrey Award

April 20, 2015 — University of Wyoming Department of Mathematics colleagues were asked to nominate one of their own for the George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award, which recognizes a faculty member “who, in addition to acclaim as a teacher, has achieved distinction as a scholar in research or other creative activity, and who has given distinguished service to the university.”

head portrait of man UW-Casper’s Richardson Receives Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

April 20, 2015 — During a career that has spanned more than 30 years at the University of Wyoming at Casper, Bruce Richardson has inspired thousands of students in courses ranging from Shakespeare to technical writing to contemporary Wyoming authors.

woman reading to a group of children at a table UW Literacy Tutoring Could Reach Across State

April 17, 2015 — An initiative with the potential to significantly expand the literacy resources available to the state’s school children is heading toward a pilot phase at the University of Wyoming’s College of Education.

group of people crcouched on ground examining soil sample UW Master’s Graduate Receives Fulbright Award for Soil Research in Nepal

April 16, 2015 — A recent University of Wyoming master’s degree graduate will use her knowledge and skills to improve soils research in Nepal starting this summer through a Fulbright U.S. Student Award.

pika, a small mammal, peeking out from between rocks UW Study Finds Pikas May Be Able to Behaviorally Buffer Against Temperature Changes

April 14, 2015 — Pikas, those furry little mammals that scurry and skitter between rocks at high elevations, are being studied as a model organism for avoiding temperature stress by a pair of University of Wyoming researchers. Pikas may be more resilient than once thought.

artist's conception of football stadium after performance center completion UW Launches Major Initiative for $44 Million High Altitude Performance Center

April 13, 2015 — The University of Wyoming unveiled plans today for a $44 million renovation and expansion that will triple the size of Rochelle Athletics Center. This major new addition will be called the High Altitude Performance Center.

Campus Announcements

head portrait of man Cowboy KICKOFF Concert is Back this Fall at UW

April 24, 2015 — The Cowboy KICKOFF concert and pep rally returns to the University of Wyoming Friday, Sept. 4, featuring country singer Josh Turner.

UW Survey: Wyomingites Take Stronger Pro-life Position

April 24, 2015 — Wyomingites’ attitudes toward abortion are shifting toward a pro-life position, according to a University of Wyoming survey.

Legislators to Discuss Key Issues Facing County, State

April 24, 2015 — Members of the Albany County legislative delegation will discuss key political issues facing the county and state during a panel discussion Wednesday, April 29, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union Family Room.

woman and man standing outdoors side by side Buffalo, Powell Students to Lead UW Student Body

April 23, 2015 — University of Wyoming students have elected Brian Schueler, an international studies major from Buffalo, as the president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW).

head portrait of man UW Moves Ahead with Wyoming Center for Educational Leadership

April 23, 2015 — While professional development resources for teachers have been strong historically, one critical group in Wyoming’s K-12 education community has not had similar growth opportunities: district and school administrators.

man in darkness looking up at plantetarium dome full of stars Debating Pluto, Debunking Myths Highlight May Planetarium Schedule

April 23, 2015 — Visitors to the Harry C. Vaughan University of Wyoming Planetarium will not only be treated to programs about Jupiter and Neptune under the dome this month. They will be able to go outside and observe the night skies as well, perhaps catching a glimpse of those planets.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute to be Centered in Casper

April 21, 2015 — The University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) will center its efforts in Casper, following a decision by the Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission at its quarterly meeting April 15.

field of flowers with castle in background UW Expands Opportunities to Study in London

April 21, 2015 — Next spring, the University of Wyoming will expand its London Semester experience to include students throughout the university.

man presenting award to another man UW Professor Receives Humboldt Research Award

April 20, 2015 — University of Wyoming Professor Bruce Parkinson, recognized internationally as a leading researcher in harnessing solar energy, has been selected to receive an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award.

UW Science Initiative Kickoff Meeting Thursday

April 20, 2015 — A meeting to launch planning to implement the University of Wyoming’s Science Initiative is scheduled Thursday, April 23, from 4-6 p.m. at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

Events

Four Films Shown April 25 at UW

April 23, 2015 — Four films -- “Pitch Perfect,” “The Avengers,” “Big Eyes” and “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” -- will be shown in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom and Family Room Saturday April 25. Movies are free and open to the public.

man on one side of stage with two women in swings and two men behind them on the other Comic Opera ‘Candide’ Closes UW Theatre and Dance Season

April 22, 2015 — Leonard Bernstein’s high-spirited comic opera “Candide” closes out the 2014-15 University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance production season.

UW Wind Symphony Concert April 25

April 22, 2015 — “Saturday Night Crossing: From Classics to Fun” is the final University of Wyoming Wind Symphony concert Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

head portrait of man Wind Power Expert to Give UW’s Annual Mulloy Lecture

April 22, 2015 — A national expert in wind power, Willett Kempton, will discuss “Wind Power: Technology, Policy and Social-technical Movements” during the University of Wyoming Department of Anthropology’s annual Mulloy Lecture Thursday, April 30, at 3:10 p.m. in the College of Business auditorium.

UW Idol Semifinalists to Perform April 24

April 22, 2015 — Thirteen semifinalists in the UW Idol competition will sing for top honors Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

head portrait of woman International Conference Celebrates Don Quixote’s Fourth Centenary

April 21, 2015 — The University of Wyoming will join people throughout the Hispanic world and beyond to commemorate the fourth centenary of the publication of Cervantes’ literary masterpiece, “Don Quixote, Part 11.”

This Week at UW

UW Information Technology Nomination Deadline Approaches

April 20, 2015 — The deadline is Friday, May 1, to nominate someone for the University of Wyoming Information Technology program to recognize individual excellence in the division.

UW Offers Negotiated Gas Rate to Employees and Retirees

April 15, 2015 — The University of Wyoming is offering employees and retirees an opportunity to choose the negotiated natural gas rate under the Choice Gas program. Employees who have not selected a supplier and rate have until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 23, to sign up for the special UW rate.

two people walking and two people on bicycles UWPD and Campus Committee Emphasize Bicycle Safety

April 6, 2015 — With warmer spring weather, the University of Wyoming Police Department is asking bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists to follow standards of courtesy and safety.

Staff Senate Raffles Bicycle and Barbecue Package

April 6, 2015 — The University of Wyoming Staff Senate is selling tickets now for a chance to win a mountain bike or a specially prepared barbecue package of meat.

three people standing in front of a tiny house on a trailer, open at the back Campus Construction Update for April 26-May 2

April 24, 2015 — These are among the construction activities scheduled April 26-May 2 at the University of Wyoming:

two men and two women following a man on a stage set University of Wyoming Calendar for April 27-May 3

April 24, 2015 — These are among the activities scheduled April 27-May 3 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

April 20, 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

man sitting at desk working on a computer UW Student from Casper is UW’s and Wyoming’s Student Employee of the Year

April 24, 2015 — Trevor Scherlin of Casper, a senior in economics and finance with a minor in German, has been chosen as the University of Wyoming’s Student Employee of the Year.

UW Debate Team Concludes Season with Strong Showings

April 24, 2015 — University of Wyoming debate team members Mary Marcum and Hunter McFarland registered UW’s best performance since 2011 at the recent 69th annual National Debate Tournament at the University of Iowa.

girl in 1940s costume at podium Wyoming History Day Winners Named

April 23, 2015 — Judges have selected winners in the recent Wyoming History Day competition held at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of man Smathers Receives Education Award

April 23, 2015 — Tyler Smathers, a senior in the elementary education program through the University of Wyoming at Casper (UW-Casper), was recently presented with the Sue Jorgensen Excellent Student in Education award.

Casper Student Wins $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at UW

April 22, 2015 — It started with an Instagram photograph of Tabitha Briscoe’s friend lying in the dirt. She had been “turtled” -- flat on her back, could not get up -- while carrying her crash pad on a bouldering expedition.

UW Global Studies Students to Present Research in Cheyenne

April 22, 2015 — Students from the University of Wyoming Global and Area Studies Program will present results of their international fieldwork Monday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in Cheyenne’s Laramie County Library.

group of people standing beside a college building sign UW Professor Helps Sheridan College Team Advance to National Innovation Challenge Finals

April 21, 2015 — Revving up the genetic horsepower of algae to gush lipids for use as biofuel has propelled four Sheridan College students onto the national stage in Washington, D.C.

Club Sports

UW Men’s Rodeo Team Fifth at Casper

April 21, 2015 — With hopes of finishing among the top two teams in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) all but diminished, the University of Wyoming team’s rodeo team will try to qualify as many individuals as possible for this summer’s College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for May 3-9

April 24, 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: Robot Morality

April 15, 2015 — In research worthy of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s “I, Robot,” Bertram Malle is working to design a moral robot.

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