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overhead view of person standing by mountain lake UW Study: Ancient Rocks of Tetons Formed by Continental Collisions

January 29, 2016 — University of Wyoming scientists have found evidence of continental collisions in Wyoming’s Teton Range, similar to those in the Himalayas, dating to as early as 2.68 billion years ago.

Top Stories

bobcat in the wild crouching on a rock New Book Describes Wyoming’s Wild Mammals

January 28, 2016 — Wyoming’s 117 native wild mammal species -- ranging from grizzly bears to bats and pygmy shrews -- are the subject of a new book written by Steve Buskirk, University of Wyoming professor emeritus of zoology.

hyena sniffing at metal box Study Shows Animals with Larger Brains are Best Problem Solvers

January 25, 2016 — Why did some species, such as humans and dolphins, evolve large brains relative to the size of their bodies? Why did others, such as blue whales and hippos, evolve to have brains that, compared to their bodies, are relatively puny?

two men looking at small cylindrical object UW Researcher Part of Indian Ocean Expedition to Drill to the Earth’s Mantle

January 21, 2016 — Michael Cheadle describes drilling on the ocean floor similar to using a wet piece of spaghetti -- holding it on one end while trying to push the other end deep into a cake.

three pictures of starfields UW Researchers Discover Runaway Stars Leave Infrared Waves in Space

January 12, 2016 — In the last year, astronomers from the University of Wyoming have discovered roughly 100 of the fastest-moving stars in the Milky Way galaxy with the aid of images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), and use of the Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO) on Jelm Mountain near Laramie.

man removing a box from another box beside shelves UW to Take Major Step Forward with Enzi STEM Facility Opening

January 7, 2016 — When the Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility opens its brand-new laboratories and large classrooms to University of Wyoming students Jan. 25, it will change the dynamics of campus, says one UW academic.

Nichols, UW Trustees Finalize Presidential Contract

January 4, 2016 — Laurie Nichols will assume the office of president of the University of Wyoming Monday, May 16, under the terms of a contract between her and the UW Board of Trustees.

head portrait of woman Trustees Select Laurie Nichols as UW’s 26th President

December 18, 2015 — An experienced educator who currently serves as the chief academic officer at South Dakota State University has been named the 26th president of the University of Wyoming.

Campus Announcements

LCCC Students Transferring to UW Benefit from New Agreement

February 5, 2016 — Students transferring from Laramie County Community College to the University of Wyoming may now count more of their community college courses toward their bachelor’s degrees, thanks to new articulation agreements between LCCC and UW.

firefighter aiming fire hose at a huge blaze New Report Suggests Strategic Land-Use Planning Can Increase Firefighting Efficiency

February 5, 2016 — Building houses far apart and in locales beyond town -- the wildland-urban interface -- increases firefighting costs in the Rocky Mountain West, according to a new report from the Open Spaces Initiative at the University of Wyoming.

UW-Casper Open House Will Answer Questions for Potential Students

February 4, 2016 — The University of Wyoming at Casper will host an open house Thursday, Feb. 18, from 3:30-6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Casper College Student Union/University of Wyoming at Casper Building.

woman talking with people in a crowd Incoming UW President to Appear on Wyoming PBS

February 3, 2016 — Incoming University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will share her views on a range of topics when she is a guest on the information program “Wyoming Signatures” Sunday, Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m. on Wyoming Public Television.

Continued State Matching Funds Key to UW Athletics Success

February 2, 2016 — You might have heard or read about a proposal before the Wyoming Legislature to allocate a total of $8 million to match private donations in support of University of Wyoming Athletics over the next two years. We feel that the people of Wyoming deserve to have the facts about this proposal, which would maintain a highly successful matching program that has been instrumental in helping UW’s teams remain competitive in a rapidly changing intercollegiate athletics landscape.

man riding a mechanical bull while other people watch UW Union Ranked No. 27 in the Nation for Student Involvement

February 2, 2016 — With nearly 12,000 students walking through the University of Wyoming Union each day, it is no surprise that it is among the nation’s top college unions and campus centers once again.

head portrait of woman UW’s Saturday U Program Returns to Gillette Feb. 11

February 2, 2016 — Saturday University -- the University of Wyoming’s popular, free college education program -- will take place in Gillette Thursday, Feb. 11.

UW Professor Explores Wyoming Producer 2014 Farm Bill Participation

February 1, 2016 — The 2014 Farm Bill eliminated prior farm safety net programs and introduced a suite of new ones.

Events

man playing trumpet Trumpet Player Peter Olstad Featured in Upcoming Jazz Concert at UW

February 4, 2016 — The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, directed by J. Scott Turpen, and the UW Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Ben Markley, will perform Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

woman in traditional dance Indian dance costume Global Education Series Features Indian Dance Scholar at UW Feb. 11-12

February 3, 2016 — Indian scholar Ananda Shankar Jayant will present a lecture and a traditional dance performance Thursday, Feb. 11, and Friday, Feb. 12, at the University of Wyoming. Both programs are free and open to the public.

man sitting on the back of a bench Visiting UW Writer to Give Public Reading Feb. 12

February 3, 2016 — Australia-based fiction author Nam Le will give a public reading from his book, titled “The Boat,” at the University of Wyoming Alumni House Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. A free public reception will follow his reading.

stage set with woman standing and man in hammock talking ‘The Night of the Iguana’ to be Staged Feb. 9-13 at UW

February 2, 2016 — Tennessee Williams’ play, “The Night of the Iguana,” -- a provocative exploration of human struggle, passion and connection -- opens the University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance’s spring season for a five-night run next week.

man speaking Speaker: Private Sector Models Damage Public Universities

February 2, 2016 — An overview of how privatizing public colleges has made them more expensive for students while lowering their educational value will be the focus of a talk Thursday, Feb. 4, at 4:15 p.m. in Room 214 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

This Week at UW

Two Finalists for Dean of Libraries Visit UW This Week

February 1, 2016 — Two of the finalists for the position of dean of University of Wyoming Libraries are scheduled to give public presentations at UW this week.

Reminder: Don’t Use UW Email Accounts to Express Personal Views to Legislators

February 1, 2016 — With the 2016 budget session of the Wyoming State Legislature approaching, University of Wyoming employees are reminded of UW’s guidelines for communicating with state and federal elected officials, agencies and other authorities.

UW Sets New Accessibility Policy for Technology Purchases

February 1, 2016 — The University of Wyoming has adopted a policy that requires technology-based products and services bought by UW to have built-in accessibility for individuals with disabilities unless one of the limited exceptions to the policy applies. The policy takes effect Feb. 15.

UW Alumni Association Solicits Award Nominations

February 1, 2016 — The University of Wyoming Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for its two major awards, the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Medallion Service Award.

Student Employee of the Year Nominations Accepted Now

February 1, 2016 — Nominations are being accepted now for the University of Wyoming’s Student Employee of the Year.

newspaper stand containing copies of the New York Times New York Times Distributed Free on UW Campus

February 1, 2016 — The New York Times is available on the University of Wyoming campus free of charge during the spring semester. Academic sponsors provide more than 500 copies of the newspaper every class day.

UW Podcast Examines Hunting Culture, Wyoming Mammals

February 1, 2016 — Artistic hunting and fishing traditions in Wyoming are among topics examined on this week’s UW podcast, “The University of Wyoming Today.”

Campus Construction Update for Feb. 7-13

February 5, 2016 — These are among the construction activities scheduled Feb. 7-13 at the University of Wyoming:

woman standing and talking by porch rail with man sitting in background University of Wyoming Calendar for Feb. 8-14

February 4, 2016 — These are among the activities scheduled Feb. 8-14 at the University of Wyoming:

UW in the News

February 1, 2016 — 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

UW Awards Top Scholarship to 72 Wyoming Students

February 2, 2016 — Seventy-two outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming have been selected to receive the 2016 Trustees' Scholars Award, the University of Wyoming's top academic scholarship.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Resident

February 1, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2015 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Provost’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

February 1, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2015 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll.

UW Releases College of Law Honor Roll

January 27, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following College of Law students on the President's and Dean's honor rolls for the 2015 fall semester.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean's and Dean's Freshman Honor Rolls: Resident

January 20, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2015 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean's and Dean's Freshman Honor Rolls: Nonresident

January 20, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2015 fall semester academic Dean's and Dean's Freshman Honor Rolls.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President’s Honor Roll: Resident

January 7, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Wyoming on the 2015 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

University of Wyoming Fall Semester President’s Honor Roll: Nonresident

January 7, 2016 — The University of Wyoming lists the following nonresident students on the 2015 fall semester President’s Honor Roll.

Club Sports

UW Nordic Ski Teams Take Opening Conference Races

February 4, 2016 — Both University of Wyoming Nordic club ski teams took the season’s opening United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) race last weekend at the Colorado Mesa University (CMU) meet.

Feature Columns

Wyoming Business Tips for Feb. 14-20

February 5, 2016 — 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: Selling Charity: Making Giving a Common Activity

February 3, 2016 — London is an international shopping destination, with travelers flocking to well-known areas such as Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street and Harrods department store like pilgrims to sacred shrines. These areas stand forth as consecrated precincts of consumption, full of glamour, bright lights, crowds and, of course, expensive things to buy. Few Londoners shop there regularly.

Articulation Agreements

Agreements Benefit CC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in nine popular degree programs at Casper College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

young woman in rocking chair, reading Agreements Benefit EWC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in eight popular degree programs at Eastern Wyoming College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students in green coveralls and brown boots watching an animal necropsy Agreements Benefit LCCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 12 popular degree programs at Laramie County Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

Agreements Benefit NWCCD Students Who Transfer to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in 11 popular degree programs offered by the Northern Wyoming Community College District in Sheridan and Gillette are now assured that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

woman in lab coat and goggles working with lab equipment and glassware Northwest College Transfer Agreements with UW Benefit Students

October 9, 2015 — Students in seven popular degree programs at Northwest College now have the assurance that courses they are taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

students going in and out of business building Agreements Benefit WWCC Students Transferring to UW

October 9, 2015 — Students in five popular degree programs at Western Wyoming Community College now have the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the University of Wyoming, as a result of new articulation agreements between the two institutions.

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