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bighorn sheep on a hill side New Mapping Project Details Big Game Migrations in Wyoming Wilderness

November 19, 2014 — Designated wilderness areas provide important habitat for five of Wyoming’s migratory big-game species, according to a first-of-its-kind mapping project involving wildlife researchers at the University of Wyoming and cartographers at the University of Oregon.

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two women use a stethoscope on a man New UW Nursing Program Receives Full Accreditation

November 21, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program has been fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, an achievement that will strengthen delivery of both primary and mental health care in Wyoming.

man drawing blood from a sheep UW Faculty Member Publishes Sheep Obesity Research that Could Affect Future Generations

November 20, 2014 — Obesity in female sheep during pregnancy can impact the metabolic profile and health of the animals’ granddaughters, as well as their daughters, suggests a study published in the International Journal of Obesity Oct. 30.

head portrait of man UW International Human Rights Clinic Helps Former UW Basketball Player with Permanent Residency

November 20, 2014 — Former University of Wyoming basketball player Bienvenu “Benny” Songondo is one step closer to gaining U.S. citizenship, thanks to the International Human Rights Clinic in the UW College of Law.

UW’s Barbier: Natural Capital Depreciation Necessary in Measuring Economic Wealth

November 17, 2014 — Economic indicators that omit the depletion and degradation of natural resources and ecosystems are misleading, according to a commentary by University of Wyoming economist Edward Barbier that appeared in the Nov. 6 edition of the international journal Nature.

man standing in front of computer server UW’s Industrial Affiliates Program Garners Microsoft as Partner

November 14, 2014 — The University of Wyoming’s Department of Computer Science recently garnered a big name -- Microsoft -- to become a partner of its Industrial Affiliates Program.

graduating students seen from above as a group of caps UW Course Raises Interest, Confidence in Science, Study Shows

November 12, 2014 — Nonscience majors at the University of Wyoming gain a lasting understanding of and appreciation for science by taking a freshman-level course emphasizing real-world applications, a new study shows.

woman calming crying child on exam table UW Department Provides Telehealth Clinic Support for Rural Health Care in Wyoming

November 7, 2014 — The University of Wyoming is reaching out to make health care more accessible to the state’s many rural residents.

book cover featuring the Teton mountains New Wyoming Student Atlas Delivered to Wyoming Schools

November 6, 2014 — The University of Wyoming has created and printed 5,000 copies of a new “Wyoming Student Atlas” that is being distributed to all Wyoming school districts.

collection of structures on the prairie UW Part of Biogas Power Plant Cable-Cutting Ceremony Scheduled Nov. 6

November 5, 2014 — The University of Wyoming and Microsoft will celebrate their collaboration in developing a zero-emission green data center that is fueled by methane biogas and allows the university to run high-performance computing and modeling applications from the Laramie campus.

man using scientific equipment in a lab UW Ph.D. Student Aims to Advance Solar Energy Technology

November 4, 2014 — University of Wyoming graduate student Brandon Durant has spent much of the last four years in laboratories on the fourth floor of UW’s Physical Sciences Building, laboring largely by himself in search of ways to produce less-expensive, more efficient solar energy cells.

Campus Announcements

art museum view of display pedestals with artwork on them UW Art Museum Hosts Annual Juried Student Exhibition

November 21, 2014 — The official call for entries is available online for the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s 40th annual Juried Student Exhibition in the spring.

‘A Tribute to Teachers’ Set Dec. 2 at UW

November 20, 2014 — A night of song, historical school fashion and celebration of the University of Wyoming College of Education’s centennial marks “A Tribute to Teachers,” scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the UW Education auditorium.

Majority of Wyomingites Now Support Same-Sex Marriage

November 20, 2014 — A majority of Wyomingites now support same-sex marriage, according to a recent University of Wyoming survey.

man lifting up arms to projected image of planet earth Planetarium Offers Six Shows During December

November 18, 2014 — Laramie’s Friday night lineup of things to do once again includes gazing at the stars -- now that the newly renovated Harry C. Vaughn University of Wyoming Planetarium has reopened.

UW Poll: Wyoming Residents Have Mixed Views on Health Care Changes

November 18, 2014 — The people of Wyoming continue to disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” according to a recent University of Wyoming poll.

Events

poster of woman's head and shoulders Gender and Identity Exhibition at UW Gallery

November 20, 2014 — Paintings of the relationship between gender and identity are on display through Dec. 4 at the University of Wyoming Gallery 234, located in the lower level of the Wyoming Union.

International Night at UW Highlights Different Cultures

November 19, 2014 — An opportunity to experience different world customs will be offered during International Night Friday, Nov. 21, at 9 p.m. in the lower level of the University of Wyoming Union. The event is free and open to the public.

This Week at UW

UW Announces Thanksgiving Closures

November 21, 2014 — Most University of Wyoming business and administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, for Thanksgiving. Normal business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) will resume Monday, Dec. 1. UW classes will be dismissed Nov. 26-28.

head portrait of man UW Professor Jay Puckett Named ASCE Fellow

November 17, 2014 — Jay Puckett, longtime educator, researcher and administrator in the University of Wyoming Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

head portrait of man Agriculture Entrepreneurship Specialist Receives UW Extension’s Highest Honor

November 17, 2014 — An educator involved in University of Wyoming Extension programs across Wyoming has received the organization’s highest honor.

UW Arts and Sciences Panel on Stewardship and Fundraising

November 17, 2014 — University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences department heads will lead a panel on stewardship and fundraising Monday, Dec. 1, from noon-1 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room. The event is free and open to the public.

University Vehicle Regulation Requires Annual Motor Vehicle Records Check

November 17, 2014 — Individuals who know they will drive on University of Wyoming business during 2015 need to make a new request by Dec. 1, 2014.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

November 17, 2014 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the following appointments during its meeting Friday, Nov. 14.

man working on outdoor building project Campus Construction Update for Nov. 23-Dec. 6

November 21, 2014 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Nov. 23-Dec. 6 at the University of Wyoming.

man jumping with basketball University of Wyoming Calendar for Nov. 24-Nov. 30

November 21, 2014 — These are among activities scheduled Nov. 24-30 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

November 17, 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.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Nov. 23-Nov. 29

November 17, 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 November: Cassiopeia, the Queen

October 30, 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. 16-22: Climate Change Prediction and Biblical Prophecy

November 12, 2014 — The world’s two largest energy-producing countries and greenhouse gas emitters signed a deal this week to reduce carbon emissions. President Barack Obama agreed to cut U.S. carbon emissions about a quarter by 2025 and China’s President Xi Jinping agreed to increase to 20 percent the share of his country’s production of power without the use of fossil fuels by 2030.

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